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December 20, 2009

Dec 20 07:48

Reader Photos from Atlanta Peace March

Dec 20 07:47

CAST LEAD ONE YEAR LATER - Los Angeles Protest over Gaza Massacre

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Dec 20 07:45

CAST LEAD ONE YEAR LATER - Operation Cast Lead - A Gallery

Dec 20 07:45

Fascist Pigs and Cowardly Wimps

A great Larken Rose piece on the thugs who protect the establishment.

Dec 20 07:45


Dec 20 07:44


"...for our sakes who adore Thee, Lord, blast their hopes, blight their lives, protract their bitter pilgrimage, make heavy their steps, water their way with their tears, stain the white snow with the blood of their wounded feet! We ask it, in the spirit of love, of Him Who is the Source of Love, and Who is the ever-faithful refuge and friend of all that are sore beset and seek His aid with humble and contrite hearts. Amen."

Dec 20 07:43

CAST LEAD ONE YEAR LATER - Justifying Israeli War Crimes

While Israel's recent offensive has been the most egregious of any historical attack upon the Palestinians in Gaza, it is just that, one of many. Gaza has been under Israeli bombardment and sanctions for many years.

Dec 20 07:36

Saudi Warplanes Rain 1,011 Missiles on Yemen

Dec 20 07:21

Why is Blackwater in the Philippines?

Dec 20 05:41

Ahmadinejad to seek UN compensation for WWII

Iran's president says he will soon write to the UN Secretary-General asking for his country to be compensated for World War II damages.

"We will seek compensation for World War II damages. I have assigned a team to calculate the costs," Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said at a Friday press conference in the Danish capital.

"I will write a letter to the UN Secretary-General [Ban Ki-moon] asking for Iran to be compensated for the damages," he added, pointing out that such a move was necessary to ensure that justice was served.

Ahmadinejad told the reporters the countries that won the Second World War had inflicted a lot of damage on Iran by invading the country and using its resources.

Dec 20 05:35

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement: Secret Detention

“If you don’t have enough evidence to charge someone criminally but you think he’s illegal, we can make him disappear.” Those chilling words were spoken by James Pendergraph, then executive director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Office of State and Local Coordination, at a conference of police and sheriffs in August 2008. Also present was Amnesty International’s Sarnata Reynolds, who wrote about the incident in the 2009 report “Jailed Without Justice” and said in an interview, “It was almost surreal being there, particularly being someone from an organization that has worked on disappearances for decades in other countries. I couldn’t believe he would say it so boldly, as though it weren’t anything wrong.”

Dec 20 05:27

Colombia to build new military base on Venezuelan border

Colombia has announced it will build a new military base near its border with Venezuela, in a move likely to further strain its tense ties with Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez.

Dec 20 02:28

Zionist Israel's Thermonuclear Blackmail Of America

One other purpose of Israeli nuclear weapons, not often stated, but obvious, is their "use" on the United States. America does not want Israel's nuclear profile raised.[144] They have been used in the past to ensure America does not desert Israel under increased Arab, or oil embargo, pressure and have forced the United States to support Israel diplomatically against the Soviet Union. Israel used their existence to guarantee a continuing supply of American conventional weapons, a policy likely to continue.[145]

Dec 20 02:23

Vanunu Confirms Israel's Global Thermonuclear Blackmail

Morcechai Vanunu - Yes, it is true. They can bombard any city all over the world, and not only those in Europe but also those in the United States, and by this threat what they are doing is to send a secret message to any leader and to any government that they have the ability to use them aggressively and to blackmail them, to blackmail Europe and the United States, every where, in every state around the world. It was Europe and the United States who helped them get this power, and now that Israel has it, she is coming back and saying to them 'We will not obey any orders that you give us. No international law, no international agreement, no UN resolutions,' and all because of these atomic weapons that they have....

December 19, 2009

Dec 19 22:16

The Regime’s Heroic Border Guards in Action

Crossing the border of a totalitarian state — in either direction — is an experience fraught with visceral anxiety.

Finding himself in the unwanted company of humorless, heavily armed goons of dubious competence and abysmal intelligence, the traveler is vividly aware that he can be arrested, imprisoned, beaten, or even shot at whim.

The best thing to do in such circumstances, travelers are told, is to assume a posture of utter servility, meekly and quietly enduring whatever indignity inflicted on them until they are safely through the border checkpoint.

Judging by the recent behavior of the valiant cadres of the heroic Border Guards Directorate, it becomes clear that the U.S. is rapidly descending into undisguised totalitarianism...

Dec 19 21:36

Advisers on Vaccines Often Have Conflicts, Report Says

The report found that 64 percent of the advisers had potential conflicts of interest that were never identified or were left unresolved by the centers. Thirteen percent failed to have an appropriate conflicts form on file at the agency at all, which should have barred their participation in the meetings entirely, Mr. Levinson found. And 3 percent voted on matters that ethics officers had already barred them from considering.

Dec 19 21:32

General defends court martial for pregnant soldiers

A US Army general in northern Iraq has defended his decision to add pregnancy to the list of reasons a soldier under his command could face court martial.

It is current army policy to send pregnant soldiers home, but Maj Gen Anthony Cucolo told the BBC he was losing people with critical skills.

That was why the added deterrent of a possible court martial was needed, he said.

The new policy applies both to female and male soldiers, even if married.

Dec 19 21:20

Bleach blanket brrr-go

From the “weather is not climate” department, we have this unusual event in the south of France, in the French Rivera, from Yahoo news:From the “weather is not climate” department, we have this unusual event in the south of France, in the French Rivera, from Yahoo news.

People are seen on the beach covered by snow in Nice, southeastern France, Saturday, Dec. 19, 2009. Temperature is 3 degrees celcius (37,2 Farenheit).

Seems that they don’t get snow days there very often. While I don’t have a full report yet, it seems likely that this may be the first recorded snow for this date.

Dec 19 21:03

Copenhagen climate change summit: What you have not been told about global warming - the five missing facts

Dr David Whitehouse is an author, scientist and adviser to the Global Warming Policy Foundation. For many years he was a BBC science correspondent. Here he explains how global warming data cannot prove the claims of climate change campaigners...

Dec 19 20:47

Copenhagen accord keeps Big Carbon in business

The part played at Copenhagen by all the tree-huggers, abetted by the BBC and their media allies, was to keep hysteria over warming at fever pitch while the politicians haggled over the real prize, to keep the Kyoto system in place.

The only tree they were concerned with hugging was the money tree and all the vast political apparatus that now supports it, allowing governments to tax and regulate us into handing over ever more of our money, largely without realising it, every time we drive a car, fly in a plane, pay our electricity bill or carry out any of a vast range of activities that involve the emission of CO2. Compared with these sums, even the billions we all unwittingly spend on subsidies to the developers of useless wind turbines are chicken feed.

Dec 19 20:39

The moment world leaders thrashed out the great Copenhagen fudge... over a dish of Viennese Whirls

As they poured carbon over snow-covered Denmark from their gas-guzzling jets, world leaders were congratulating themselves on securing a deal which will make their backers and financiers a trillion pounds a year.

These riches will come from buying and selling permits, the so-called 'carbon credits' which allow industry and electricity generators in developed countries to emit carbon dioxide.

Forget 'Big Oil' - this is 'Big Carbon' making the most of a 'business opportunity' that was created by the first climate treaty at Kyoto in 1997.

The frenzied negotiations we have just seen were never about 'saving the planet'. They were always about money.

Dec 19 20:17

Climate summit ends in chaos and 'toothless' deal

After intense overnight wrangling, delegates from 192 countries on Saturday passed a motion simply "noting" a loose deal aimed at limiting temperature rises to less than 2C, which was agreed by the US and four other large-scale polluting nations.

However, critics warned the "Copenhagen Accord", the result of two weeks of negotiations in the Danish capital, was full of holes and lacked a timetable – and environment agencies branded it toothless and a failure. One African delegation likened the deal to the Holocaust.

Dec 19 20:16

Barack Obama denies accusations that he 'crashed' secret Chinese climate change talks

Senior US officials insist that President Barack Obama did not "crash" a secret Chinese meeting in the final dramatic hours of the Copenhagen climate change talks.

They portrayed the President as pulling negotiations back from the brink of collapse on a day that veered between chaos and farce.

Dec 19 20:15

Tony Blair earned £680,000 for his foundation for 50 hours' work

Papers lodged with the IRS show The Tony Blair Faith Foundation banked $704,940 in cash and a further $400,000 in pledges and grants.

The foundation spent $42,885 on travel expenses, thought to include the cost of Mr Blair and his entourage flying into Yale University, where he delivers seminars on religion 10 times a year. Mr Blair’s foundation said last night that $200,000 of the money had come from Yale, with the rest from other sources.

Dec 19 20:12

Copenhagen was the MPs' expenses scandal writ large

What I loved about Avatar, James Cameron's stunning new 3D movie, was its spirit of innovation, and the boundless energy of the imagination behind it. Only once did my heart sink, which was when the human-turned-tall-blue-alien, Jake, apologised to the local deity, "Eywa", that his own race had not looked after their own "Mother" and that there was therefore no vegetation left on 22nd?century Earth. Even at the multiplex, you are made to feel guilty about the recycling box. There really is no escape, is there?

Dec 19 20:11

Copenhagen Accord: Questions and Answers

How will Copenhagen work, how much will it cost, and why is there so much unhappiness with the outcome?

What has the world signed up to?

For the first time the world has agreed that the global temperature rise must be kept below 2C (3.6F) to avoid catastrophic climate change. However, this is a less ambitious target than the 1.5C limit that low-lying and island nations wanted, fearing that they will otherwise be engulfed by rising sea levels.

Dec 19 17:41

Ahmadinejad to seek UN compensation for WWII

Iranian workers are forced by occupying troops to load their own requisitioned trains during the Second World War. Iran’s president says he will soon write to the UN Secretary-General asking for his country to be compensated for World War II damages.

“We will seek compensation for World War II damages. I have assigned a team to calculate the costs,” Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said at a Friday press conference in the Danish capital.

“I will write a letter to the UN Secretary-General [Ban Ki-moon] asking for Iran to be compensated for the damages,” he added, pointing out that such a move is necessary to ensure that justice was served.

Dec 19 16:31

Netanyahu Should Admit Israel Doesn’t Want Peace

Tomorrow will mark six months since the prime minister’s foreign policy speech at Bar-Ilan University. It’s now time for another historic speech. In the near future, the prime minister needs to convene the right audience, find a fitting site and deliver the speech of a lifetime. We don’t want peace, he should say, going down in history as the first Israeli leader to tell the truth, the whole truth.

Dec 19 16:29

Obama Walking Down Same Road As Bush

Iran’s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad says his US counterpart Barack Obama talks of change but in reality is ‘going down the same road’ as his predecessor, George W. Bush.

Ahmadinejad said Obama’s oft-stated claims of change increasingly seem to be “just talk and nothing more.” “So far, Mr. Obama has only talked of bringing change to Washington, but US policies are not much different from before,” said Ahmadinejad.

“Washington’s military presence in the region is the main reason behind the crises we see today in the Middle East, particularly those in Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Palestine,”

Dec 19 16:28

As Settlements Grow, So Too Does Palestinian Anger

The Obama administration was very quick to announce its appreciation of the Israeli right-wing government’s decision recently to temporarily and partially halt settlement construction in the occupied Palestinian territories. In doing so, Washington only displayed its weakness. If the United States cannot even convince Israel to properly freeze settlement construction in occupied territory, then how will it convince Israel to dismantle settlements? And if that doesn’t happen, what hope then is there for the two-state solution?

Dec 19 16:27

Israeli Settlers,Doing What Comes Natural

Dec 19 15:54

MP3 of interview with Russ Baker author of "Family of Secrets" about the Bush family

Russ Baker discusses his book, Family of Secrets, the first complete historic portrait of the Bush dynasty, and provides us with an overview of how this dynasty shaped our politics. He tells us about the shadow government in the US, the real players, elites, and power centers within each president’s government, and the limitation on what and how much an American president can accomplish – considering the influence of these powerful and independent fiefdoms characterized by entrenched agendas and constant intrigue. Mr. Baker defines and explains the concept of Forensic Journalism, and talks about his nonprofit news organization WhoWhatWhy, the need for nonpartisan and independent journalism today, the current media landscape in the US, and more.

Direct link to MP3: http://www.boilingfrogspost.com/podpress_trac/web/1208/0/BF.0016.Baker...

Dec 19 14:39

Will Britain’s Iraq Inquiry be a whitewash?

Christopher King calls on the chairman of Britain's Iraq Inquiry, Sir John Chilcot, to hear evidence on the legality of the war from legally qualified persons and recommend that a court either should or should not make a determination of the war’s legality.

”I do not know whether Sir John has the personal courage and independence of mind to do this but one never knows. Whether or not the UK and Europe seek the path of international law rather than remain camp followers of American hegemony could hinge on his actions.”

Dec 19 14:39

Pres. Obama, where is the change?

Dec 19 14:37

Partition in Palestine is still the issue: only a democratic revolution will achieve justice

Henry Lowi argues the case for a democratic revolution to overcome partition, to decolonize Palestine, to overthrow the Zionist regime, and to open up the prospects for peace, democracy and coexistence.

”All the ‘friends of Palestine’ have made their peace with Partition. They do not challenge it. They can live with it. They can agitate politically without reference to it. But the workers and farmers of Palestine, and the refugees in the camps, need a programme to overcome Partition, to decolonize Palestine, to overthrow the Zionist regime, and to open up the prospects for peace, democracy and coexistence.”

Dec 19 13:01

WTF?! - 7 Insane Homeowners Association Rules

The astonishingly restrictive ways of homeowners associations (HOAs) came under scrutiny this month when a Sussex Square, Virginia, HOA demanded that a 90-year-old World War II vet remove an unapproved flag pole from his front yard. After receiving support from members of Congress, and even the Obama administration, Medal of Honor recipient Van T. Barfoot, who once singlehandedly took on three Nazi tanks, triumphed in his quest to fly Old Glory. Other homeowners haven't been as lucky in their battles against their own HOAs' "fascist" rules.

Dec 19 11:33

The World Bank’s Carbon Trade Fiasco

In the name of environmental protection, the World Bank is brokering carbon emission trading arrangements that destroy indigenous farmlands around the world.

The effort to coordinate global action to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions began with the Kyoto Protocol, which was adopted in 1997 and now has been ratified by 183 nations…

Dec 19 11:10


...according to this recent re-enactment of the trip Joseph and Mary took, the answer is that Jesus most likely would have been born on the back of a Donkey at an Israeli checkpoint!

Jesus' parents would get stuck in roadblock British TV channel claims Jesus' parents' historical trip from Nazareth to Bethlehem would have been rendered impossible today, due to IDF restrictions. Israel Foreign Ministry outraged (Surprise)

Dec 19 10:57

Laugh at the State!

’Tis the season to be jolly, and so I for one am not about to allow the rotten old "prowlers-that-be" to spoil it for me.

Instead, in this Christmas season or – with a few notable qualifications – at any time, we should laugh heartily at the behaviour of those who think they own us and can impose their evil schemes on our lives.

There is a time for everything of course, and it’s worth bearing in mind that striking a bum note with a misplaced snort of disapproval can land even the best of fellows in hot water.

Dec 19 10:42

Israeli soldiers assault Hebron family; detain members

Hebron – Ma’an – Israeli forces raided the home of the Abu Heikal family in the Tel Rumeida neighborhood of Hebron on Friday afternoon, detaining five of the men, one family member said.[...]

The Abu Heikal home is in an area of Hebron blocked off from the main street by several settler trailers housing large families of aggressive youth. The trailer-homes are guarded by dozens of Israeli soldiers, who have in many instances protected the settlers as they attacked the Abu Heikal family.

The neighborhood can only be accessed by the few Palestinian families who have not been driven out by settler violence, and members face constant harassment from soldiers as well as settlers.

Dec 19 10:15

Project Censored's list of top 25 censored stories from the past year.

Top Censored Stories of 2009/2010

* 1. US Congress Sells Out to Wall Street
* 2. US Schools are More Segregated Today than in the 1950s
* 3. Toxic Waste Behind Somali Pirates
* 4. Nuclear Waste Pools in North Carolina
* 5. Europe Blocks US Toxic Products
* 6. Lobbyists Buy Congress
* 7. Obama’s Military Appointments Have Corrupt Past
* 8. Bailed out Banks and America’s Wealthiest Cheat IRS Out of Billions
* 9. US Arms Used for War Crimes in Gaza
* 10. Ecuador Declares Foreign Debt Illegitimate
* 11. Private Corporations Profit from the Occupation of Palestine
* 12. Mysterious Death of Mike Connell—Karl Rove’s Election Thief
* 13. Katrina’s Hidden Race War
* 14. Congress Invested in Defense Contracts
* 15. World Bank’s Carbon Trade Fiasco

Dec 19 10:06

Israeli MPs call for boycott of British goods

Israeli politicians have called for a boycott of British goods amid claims that new Government advice on labelling supermarket produce from the West Bank recalled the Nazi persecution of the Jews.

Dec 19 10:03

Obama and the Supremes Stand Up for Slavery

After hearing passionate arguments from the Obama Administration, the Supreme Court acquiesced to the president's fervent request and, in a one-line ruling, let stand a lower court decision that declared torture an ordinary, expected consequence of military detention, while introducing a shocking new precedent for all future courts to follow: anyone who is arbitrarily declared a "suspected enemy combatant" by the president or his designated minions is no longer a "person." They will simply cease to exist as a legal entity. They will have no inherent rights, no human rights, no legal standing whatsoever -- save whatever modicum of process the government arbitrarily deigns to grant them from time to time, with its ever-shifting tribunals and show trials.

Dec 19 09:55

Fighting Swine Flu With Pepperoni

he Detroit Health Department is fighting swine flu with pepperoni. When kids return to school after the holiday break, each class has the opportunity to get a free pizza party – if they sign up for the shots.

Dec 19 09:52

50 days to save the world? I might listen to the doomsayers if they weren't such ludicrous hypocrites

We may not understand climate change, but we do know when we are victims of fraud

Dec 19 09:50

9th Censored News Story of 2009: The White Phosphorous Used Indiscriminately by Israel in Gaza was Supplied by the US

Militaries officially use white phosphorus to obscure their operations on the ground by creating thick smoke. It has also been used as an incendiary weapon, though such use constitutes a war crime. “In Gaza, the Israeli military didn’t just use white phosphorus in open areas as a screen for its troops,” said Fred Abrahams, senior emergencies researcher at Human Rights Watch and co-author of the report. “It fired white phosphorus repeatedly over densely populated areas, even when its troops weren’t in the area and safer smoke shells were available. As a result, civilians needlessly suffered and died.” The report documents a pattern or policy of white phosphorus use that Human Rights Watch says must have required the approval of senior military officers.

Dec 19 09:44

Yesh Din: Ofra uses dogs to keep Palestinians off their own farmland

Settlers in Ofra are using attack dogs to keep Palestinians from cultivating land they own near the settlement, the human rights organization Yesh Din charged in a petition filed in the High Court of Justice earlier this week.

Yesh Din attorneys Michael Sfard, Shlomi Zachary and Avisar Lev filed the petition on behalf of the head of the Silwad village council, Nael Hamad, and three village residents.

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This Israeli human rights organization deserves respect and support, and demonstrates very clearly that there are a number of hard-working Israelis with a conscience, volunteering in the cause of Palestinian justice.

Dec 19 09:33

Chinese debate positive side of global warming

Academics in China are debating whether global warming could benefit rather than harm the country, with some historical climatologists believing the country did better during warmer periods.

They point to studies that show a drop in temperature and desertification accelerated the Mongol invasions of the 13th century.

"With the cold temperatures there was a drought in Mongolia. Since people were eating livestock, which fed on the grasslands, they needed to go south," Xie Zhenghui of the Chinese Academy of Sciences' International Center for Climate & Environmental Sciences told the Los Angeles Times.

Dec 19 09:28

The revolution will be won in a single day

The final revolution for human freedom will be won in a single day, not by bombs, famine, mass poisonings, or electronic vaporization, but by a few well chosen phrases uttered in exactly the right time and place, which will turn on a light that will illuminate the darkness of a beast that has afflicted us for more centuries than we can sensibly count.

Dec 19 09:23

Symptom of a Deeper Malady Pakistan's Refugee Disaster

In the meantime, with the winter months fast approaching, hundreds of thousands of "unintegrated" refugees who do not find more durable shelter, even as military sweeps continue, could face exposure and starvation. Some aid groups are demanding that the United States pressure Pakistan to respect international humanitarian law and allow independent access to the refugees. However, in this, as in all other national policy matters, Pakistan will remain highly resistant to American aid leverage, making token gestures, but always insisting on its own prerogatives. It’s a dangerous sign of even worse things to come.

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The US knew that insisting the Pakistani military declaring war against its own people was going to have these consequences.

If complete chaos and massive destabilization of Pakistani society (to prevent Russia from supplying Iran by land, should there be a US/Israeli strike against Iran)has been the targeted outcome here, one has to say, absolutely, mission accomplished.

Dec 19 09:18


A Finnish member of the WHO board, an advisor on vaccines, has received 46 million crowns (6 million euros) for his research centre from the vaccine manufactures, GlaxoSmithKline. WHO promises transparency, but this conflict of interests is not available for the public to see at WHO’s homepage.

Another ‘WHO’ vaccine advisor is withholding information concerning financial support from the pharmaceutical industry...

Dec 19 09:15

Copenhagen climate summit: confusion as 'historic deal' descends into chaos

The “historic” climate change deal at the Copenhagen climate summit has descended into chaos after some developing nations rejected the plan for fighting global warming championed by US President Barack Obama.

An agreement to limit global warming to a 3.6F (2C) temperature rise, alongside a $100 billion (£62bn) a year in aid from 2020, were condemned as inadequate by some delegates and appeared to be in danger of unravelling.

Developing nations, including Venezuela, said they could not accept a text originally agreed by the United States, China, India, Brazil and South Africa as the blueprint of a wider United Nations plan to fight climate change.

Tempers flared during an all-night plenary session, held after most of 120 visiting world leaders had left.

Dec 19 09:03

The Ongoing Repression of Palestinian Protesters

On a pitch black early December night, seven armored Israeli military jeeps pulled into the driveway of a home in the West Bank town of Ramallah. Dozens of soldiers, armed and possibly very scared, came to arrest someone they were probably told was a dangerous, wanted man - Abdallah Abu Rahmah, a high school teacher at the Latin Patriarchate School and a well-known grassroots organizer in the village of Bil'in.

Every Friday, for the past five years, Abdallah Abu Rahmah has led men, women and children from Bil'in, carrying signs and Palestinian flags, along with their Israeli and international supporters, in civil disobedience and protest marches against the seizure of sixty percent of the village's land for Israel's construction of its wall and settlements.

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This is the kind of behavior against peaceful Palestinian protesters your 30 billion dollar "gift" to Israel is going to be supporting over the next decade.

Yikes, this guy must be terrifying to the Israeli government: he's a high school teacher and community organizer, who organizes non-violent protests!!

Dec 19 08:59

Tuvalu no longer small fry on world stage

IT was a tear-jerking performance that prompted wild applause among the crowded Copenhagen conference floor.

The lead negotiator for the small island nation of Tuvalu, the bow-tie wearing Ian Fry, broke down as he begged delegates to take tough action.


But the part-time PhD scholar at the Australian National University actually resides in Queanbeyan, NSW, where he's not likely to be troubled by rising sea levels because the closest beach at Batemans Bay is a two-hour, 144km drive away. Asked whether he had ever lived in Tuvalu, his wife told The Australian last night she would "rather not comment".

Dec 19 08:51

Obama approves aid to Israel, PA

US President Barack Obama this week signed the 2010 foreign aid budget law which includes $2.775 billion in security aid to Israel. This is the second year the budget is transferred to the Jewish state as part of understandings that the American assistance to Israel in the coming decade will total $30 billion.

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30 billion dollars over the next decade...to a country which spits in the US's face and tells us it's raining; while homeless American Vets sleep in our streets, kids don't have enough to eat, and one person in 8 in the US is on food stamps?!?

Unflipping believable.

Dec 19 08:42

How do They do It? It Baffles the Mind

I must say that it astounds me when I watch these people lie and press on with their lies and evil deeds, even when their lies are exposed all around them. I try to understand what it must be like to be capable of this but I cannot. I think about the men and women who send other people’s sons and daughters off to die in foreign lands, for the profit of bankers and their associates. I can’t imagine how one gets to a state of such callous indifference; this desire for the fruits gained upon the torment and deaths of others. I pity them. I really do. I would not want to walk that road they are on. Have they no consciousness of where it leads? I do.

Dec 19 08:42

"Nobel Peace Prize Winner Barack Obama, is Preparing for War in South America"; Interview with Eva Golinger

"The first and foremost important achievement during the Chávez administration is the 1999 Constitution, which, although not written nor decreed by Chávez himself, was created through his vision of change for Venezuela. The 1999 Constitution was, in fact, drafted - written - by the people of Venezuela in one of the most participatory examples of nation building, and then was ratified through popular national referendum by 75% of Venezuelans.

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Dec 19 08:33

Army general in Iraq issues pregnancy ban

The Army general of U.S. forces in Northern Iraq has banned pregnancy among military personnel in his command, NBC News reported on Friday.

Anyone who becomes pregnant or impregnates another servicemember, including married couples assigned to the same unit, could face a court-martial and jail time, according to an order issued by Maj. Gen. Anthony Cucolo.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is a terrifying commentary about how stretched to the limit the US military has become.

What happens, though, if a female service member, serving with her husband, has been studiously using the birth control method prescribed by her doctor, and contraception fails, which it sometimes can, and does?

Will the only thing preventing her from facing a court-martial, and/or serving jail time, be an abortion?!?

That's something every young woman (and the man who loves her) has to think about very seriously before enlisting.

Dec 19 08:23

Climate Change in the Climategate Era

"The Arctic ocean is warming up, icebergs are growing scarcer and in some places the seals are finding the water too hot, according to a report to the Commerce Department yesterday from Consul Ifft, at Bergen, Norway. Reports from fishermen, seal hunters and explorers, he declared, all point to a radical change in climate conditions and hitherto unheard-of temperatures in the Arctic zone." -- AP November 2, 1922

Dec 19 08:20


Settler attacks on Palestinians escalate while Israel does nothing to apprehend the culprits, writes Khalid Amayreh in Ramallah

Dec 19 08:16

Obama grants Israel billions of dollars in aid

US President Barack Obama has signed the foreign aid budget law for 2010 which includes the granting of $2.775 billion in security aid to Israel.

The Israeli Ynet news website reported that the budget signed by Obama, for the first time, also grants $500 million to the Palestinian Authority.

The aid also includes $100 million to be used by US General Keith Dayton, who is in charge of training the Palestinian security forces in the West Bank.

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Obama must love the process of having a country spit in his face and telling him it's raining.

He's forking over your taxpayer dollars to an Israeli government which has dissed him on the settlement issue, refuses to lift the siege of Gaza, and is, in general, stealing what land they can from Palestinians through killings,evictions, and IDF/settler-caused destruction of what crop lands exist for the Palestinians.

And that $100 million for the use of US General Keith Dayton, in charge of training the Palestinian Security Forces in the West Bank?

As reported on 18 December 2009 in


"Palestinian security agents who have been detaining and allegedly torturing supporters of Hamas in the West Bank have been working closely with the CIA, the Guardian reports. Human rights activists say the abuses would end promptly if US pressure was brought to bear on the Palestinian authorities. A diplomat in the region said "at the very least" US intelligence officers were aware of the torture and not doing enough to stop it."

This is a tactic much beloved by the IDF, to keep Fatah and Hamas from ever reconciling, and that is why the CIA is continuing to torture Hamas members.

Nice to know how your tax dollars are being used here, isn't it?!?

Dec 19 08:09

NASA reveals first-ever photo of liquid on another world

NASA scientists revealed Friday a first-of-its-kind image from space showing reflecting sunlight from a lake on Saturn's largest moon, Titan.

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A liquid medium, dynamic weather system, and a source of energy; all that is needed for a truly alien form of life to evolve.

This is very interesting!

Frankly, if it were up to me, I would spend the NASA budget on going back to Titan to find a truly alien life form than going to Europa, and boring down through the ice to what we hope is liquid water to find what we hope is life similar to what we find here on Earth.

Dec 19 08:07

Diocese's reorganization outrages attorneys for sex abuse victims

Attorneys for victims of clergy sex abuse in Alaska say it is despicable, after they claim the Fairbanks diocese insurance company is refusing to pay settlement money for victims.

Dec 19 08:07

Iraq denies Iranian oilfield incursion

A senior Iraqi officials has denied reports that Iranian troops had crossed into Iraqi territory and briefly occupied a remote oilfield area.

Dec 19 08:03

US air raids kill 63 civilians in Yemen

Yemen’s Houthi fighters say scores of civilians, including many children, have been killed in US air-raids in the southeast of the war-stricken Arab country.

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But remember; they only hate us for our freedoms!

Dec 19 08:01

Senate passes $636 billion defense spending bill

The Senate passed a $636 billion defense spending bill Saturday by an 88-10 vote.

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That is about $6000 per American household.

Dec 19 08:00

Climategate – Tony Blair The world must take action on climate change…even if the science is not correct

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Just give me your money and nobody gets hurt."

Dec 19 07:57

Obama Ordered U.S. Military Strike on Yemen Terrorists

The Yemen attacks by the U.S. military represent a major escalation of the Obama administration's campaign against al Qaeda.

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Just what the doctor ordered: yet another proxy war in the Middle East, propping up yet another tin pot dictator, whose people live with one of the most corrupt governments in the region, grinding poverty, and an abysmal rate of literacy.

Memo to President Obama, the US State Department, and the Pentagon: when peaceful revolution is impossible, violent revolution is inevitable.

The US government has a pathological history of propping up dictators hated by their public, and then getting absolutely surprised when those dictators are overthrown.

It's not rocket science, folks; it's just that humankind can put up with only so much in terms of oppression and poverty before something snaps, and people start hitting back, hard.

Dec 19 07:56

Copenhagen Accord Establishes Global Government Framework

“They are going to take from the western countries the very large financial resources required to do that.” Monckton said, adding “They will disguise it by saying they are setting up a $100 billion fund for adaptation to climate change in third world countries, but actually, this money will almost all be gobbled up by the international bureaucracy.”

The final text of the accord states that funds obtained from climate financing will be controlled by a “governance structure,” and that a “High Level Panel” will be appointed to decide where the money will come from. In effect, this means that a UN-controlled structure of global governance will override the sovereignty of nation states in collecting and doling out funds obtained under the justification of climate change.

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Tar: $22.

Feathers: $147.

Guillotine: $2760.

Reminding the leaders that We The People still run things: PRICELESS!

Dec 19 07:53

Why Scrooge Was Right About Christmas

Ebenezer Scrooge is the most charming, lovable and delightfully rotten curmudgeon ever created. His lack of Christmas spirit is utterly refreshing. The sourpuss at the start is so much more entertaining than the transformed Ebenezer, who's about as interesting as egg nog.

Dec 19 07:53

Regulators Shut Down 7 Banks In 6 States

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Going bust on Al Gore's global warming futures?

Dec 19 07:50

A New Age Vietnam - Merry Christmas

Dec 19 07:47

Rod Blagojevich set up by the NWO!

Dec 19 07:45

Remembering Palestine's Last Christmas

What more can be said? Melville saw the cannibals as more civilized than the white Christians that ripped apart the indigenous people of the islands, denying that they had rights, and with impunity destroyed their cultures. It's not only the Christians now, the evangelical end timer Christians; it's the white Ashkenazi of Europe that act now with impunity, the enlightened offspring of the Eurocentric mind that believes in their own superiority fostered by their own myths, supported by the Congress of the United States, as they ravage the defenseless people of Palestine.

Dec 19 07:42

NuoViso: "War Promises" (Full lenth documentary)

Millions of people believe that evidence proves that Western intelligence services organized the hideous attacks on New York and Washington on 11 September 2001. Even the mainstream media have stopped defending the official version and now prefer to ignore the issue altogether.

Distrust in Western governments grows as the wars of aggression waged by the USA and NATO continue to be justified with these “false flag” operations. Ever harsher domestic laws are being passed to crush all outrage and resistance in Western populations;

Dec 19 07:42


The State of Israel was founded on this suffering. A state founded out of guilt, but the wrong ‘party’ is suffering today for that guilt. The Palestinians were not the ones who slaughtered the Jews of Eastern Europe, yet they are the ones being slaughtered today by the zionists. The FACT that this is denied by so many people is sickening.

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David Ben Gurion (the first Israeli Prime Minister): "If I were an Arab leader, I would never sign an agreement with Israel. It is normal; we have taken their country. It is true God promised it to us, but how could that interest them? Our God is not theirs. There has been Anti - Semitism, the Nazis, Hitler, Auschwitz, but was that their fault ? They see but one thing: we have come and we have stolen their country. Why would they accept that?" Quoted by Nahum Goldmann in Le Paraddoxe Juif (The Jewish Paradox), pp121.

Dec 19 07:40


Polish police reported Friday that the 16-foot long metal sign with the words meaning “Work will set you free” (work will free you) was gone. A hunt for the perpetrators is under way, and a reward of $1,700 has been offered for information leading to the sign’s return. (Source)

Perhaps it will find a new home at one of the entrances to the world’s largest concentration camp…..

Dec 19 07:40


Efforts by human rights organizations, lawyers and activists in Palestine and Europe to hold Israeli war crimes suspects to account have gained momentum over the past few years. Last week, former Israeli Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni cancelled a visit to the UK over threats of a lawsuit under the country’s universal jurisdiction laws.

Dec 19 07:39


The following is amusing….. and frightening at the same time.
It is being distributed by a group known as the Veterans for Peace (Smedley Butler chapter)

Dec 19 07:38

Study: 'Stimulus' spending is partisan, ignores the most unemployed areas

Dec 19 07:35

Newspapers: Climate Meeting showed new world order

The chaotic climate summit at the Bella Center has shown that Washington no longer provides, and that there is no political consensus between the countries of the world. Kina er trådt frem som supermagt, skriver Politiken lørdag på lederplads. China has come forward as a superpower, writes Politiken Saturday at the head space.

Dec 19 07:30

CLIMATEGATE - The Climategate code

Now, as computer scientists and programmers have had more time to analyse the code as well as the comments, programming errors that would change calculations or even cause the program to skip data are coming to light.

Dec 19 07:28

Being Human

We live in age where Malthusian ideology has returned with a vengeance, where indeed human beings are considered useless eaters, a “danger to the planet”.

We live in an age where the value of human life is considered to be negligible by those would-be rulers of the world, the “elites” the “global players”, the “philosopher kings”. And when the ends justify the means, hundreds or thousands and sometimes hundreds of thousands or even millions of human beings can be sacrificed to further the political aim of more power and control for those elites. Torture and any form of humiliation is justified to further those aims, where human dignity is of no concern for those who see themselves as superior, as elites – the ultra-rich, the intellectuals or the scientific geniuses.

Dec 19 07:27

Pentagon's Role in Global Catastrophe: Add Climate Havoc to War Crimes

In evaluating the U.N. Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen -- with more than 15,000 participants from 192 countries, including more than 100 heads of state, as well as 100,000 demonstrators in the streets -- it is important to ask: How is it possible that the worst polluter of carbon dioxide and other toxic emissions on the planet is not a focus of any conference discussion or proposed restrictions?

By every measure, the Pentagon is the largest institutional user of petroleum products and energy in general. Yet the Pentagon has a blanket exemption in all international climate agreements.

Dec 19 07:25

Lawrence Solomon: Wikipedia’s climate doctor

The Climategate Emails describe how a small band of climatologists cooked the books to make the last century seem dangerously warm.

The emails also describe how the band plotted to rewrite history as well as science, particularly by eliminating the Medieval Warm Period, a 400 year period that began around 1000 AD.

The Climategate Emails reveal something else, too: the enlistment of the most widely read source of information in the world — Wikipedia — in the wholesale rewriting of this history.

Dec 19 07:24

US air raids kill 63 civilians in Yemen

Yemen's Houthi fighters say scores of civilians, including many children, have been killed in US air-raids in the southeast of the war-stricken Arab country.

The Shia fighters on Friday reported the deaths of 63 people, including some 28 children, in the southeastern province of Abyan.

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Winning more hearts and minds in the Middle East, I see.

Dec 19 07:22

Karzai to keep half of cabinet including warlords

Under intense pressure to reform, President Hamid Karzai plans to replace heads of two ministries linked to corruption while retaining several others favoured by the West, Afghan officials said yesterday. The cabinet lineup is an apparent bid to balance US demands and appease local power bosses who helped him win re-election.

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As a person, and a parliament so crooked these folks have to collectively screw their socks on in the morning, don't look for any true reform here.

The changes are cosmetic only. Unfortunately, the corruption will remain in place, no matter how many changes Karzai makes in his cabinet.

Dec 19 07:21

Pro Israel Lobby Stands Behind Livni And Mocks Our Judicial System

It was only a matter of time before the politicians that were helped into office by the Friends of Israel Brigade started defending their investments for the next election.

I guess with the aftermath of "Cast Lead" one could refer to these backhanders as blood money.

After the announcement that Livni almost got herself arrested when planning a trip to London has now become a political football with Gordon Brown putting in his token comments with the obvious support of David Miliband as one would expect.

Dec 19 07:15

Winter snows cause travel chaos in Europe

Eurostar traffic between Paris and London has been suspended until noon Saturday because of the snow, the company announced, after 2,000 people spent the night blocked in trains in the Channel Tunnel.

Dec 19 07:14

Credit Card Debt up to 15 Percent of Annual Household Income. Average Credit Card Debt in 1980 was $670 and Today it is up to $7,800. The Slimy World of Credit Card Lending.

Credit card companies have made it their passion to ensure that every eligible American has access to a credit card. They have also created a financial labyrinth with traps in every corner from tricky financial statements to interest rates that would make loan sharks blush.

Dec 19 07:13

What’s liberal about booing off Johnny Ball?

Everyone hates the tabloid phrase ‘You couldn’t make it up’, I know, but there are times when no other form of words will do. On Tuesday night Johnny Ball, the veteran children’s TV presenter who introduced my generation (thirtysomethings) to the wonders of science and maths, was booed and slow-handclapped off stage in London for daring to express scepticism about manmade climate change. And who was in the audience, doing the booing, the jeering, the hissing and the chanting of ‘shame, shame, shame’ until a ‘shaken-looking’ Ball agreed to ‘leave the stage’? (1) Liberal atheists who claim to be allergic to orthodox beliefs, and campaigning scientists who have defended ‘free speech for scientists’. As I said, you couldn’t make it up.

Dec 19 07:12

Turning Tricks, Cashing In on Fear

In the early 1970s the UN spearheaded the progressive notion of a new world economic order, one that would try to level the playing field between the First World and the Third. The neoliberal onslaughts gathering strength from the mid-1970s on destroyed that project. Eventually the UN, desperate to reassert some semblance of moral leadership, regrouped behind the supposed crisis of climate change as concocted by the AGW lobby, behind which lurk huge corporate interests such as the nuclear power companies. Radicals from the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, putting forward proposals for upping the Third World’s income from its primary commodities, were displaced by climate shills in the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change – the IPCC.

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This seems to skirt along the edge of the "We meant well" defense.

Dec 19 07:06

Hundreds fall ill after having swine flu jab

Swine flu vaccine has caused adverse reactions in 619 people to date, varying from seizures and anaphylactic shock to fainting and vomiting.

Dec 19 06:37

A Visual Comparison of United States

Russia vs United States: A Visual Comparison

Dec 19 06:30

10,000,000 People NOT To Pay Their Income Tax On Or Before April 15

Dec 19 06:21

CLIMATEGATE - Message on climate emotive, but a fraud

As yet, the global warming crowd have failed to produce any observation-based evidence that carbon dioxide levels have led to rising temperatures, but have shown that they are willing to distort data, manipulate facts and censor those who disagree with their ideology. May all those who have peddled this dangerous and unscientific nonsense wake to a lump of coal in their stocking on Christmas Day.

Dec 19 06:17

Snowing on Copenhagen’s warmist parade

We’re not talking about your ordinary little dump here. That was in Copenhagen, where world leaders were meeting to discuss what to do about global warming and the Bloomberg news service was warning that Barack Obama and the rest would “face freezing weather as a blizzard dumped 10 centimeters (4 inches) of snow on the Danish capital overnight.’’

Four inches overnight? Valdez got more than four inches per hour...

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Mother Nature gives Al Gore the finger!

Dec 19 06:16

6.4 Quake Hits Taiwan

Dec 19 06:12

The Blair rich project: How ex-PM pays accountant for 'cloak of invisibility' on £15m earnings

Tony Blair is paying an estimated £15,000 a year to shield his multi-million-pound earnings from public scrutiny, experts have revealed.

The ex-prime minister, believed to have earned £15million since leaving No10 in 2007, seems to be exploiting a little-known loophole in company law.

Dec 19 06:11

FLASHBACK - UN Chief: We Will Impose Global Governance

United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has again publicly admitted that the agenda behind the Copenhagen summit and the climate change fraud is the imposition of a global government and the end of national sovereignty.

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This is the real significance of Copenhagen. The propaganda machinery supporting the New World Order failed. Not only did it fail, it exposed itself to the people of thew world. Now everybody knows that human-caused global warming was just a lie, a lie in which government, tenured professors, universities, and the corporate media were all complicit in.

Yes, Virginia, there really are conspiracies, and Climategate revealed a whopper; a huge pile of propaganda poo, which would stink to high heaven if it wasn't mercifully frozen into an inert lump by the current blizzard.

Dec 19 06:10

Robot records deepest erupting undersea volcano

Scientists have recorded the deepest erupting undersea volcano ever seen, capturing for the first time video of fiery molten lava bubbles exploding 4,000 feet beneath the Pacific Ocean.

A submersible robot witnessed the eruption in May during an underwater expedition near Samoa, and the high-definition videos were presented Thursday at a geophysics conference in San Francisco.

Dec 19 06:07

Twitter Hack: Part Of Broader Israeli Strategy?

I have been watching this whole social networking explosion with discomfort for a long time now. Been meaning to write about it and explore the source of my discomfort a little more thoroughly...

Dec 19 06:05

“The Emperor Has No Clothes!” – Ominous Poll Numbers for Obama

It appears, however, that we’re beginning to hear the steadily-increasing murmur that “the emperor has no clothes!”

That adage, of course, derives from the classic 1837 fairy tale The Emperor’s New Clothes by Danish author Hans Christian Andersen. In the story, the leader of a prosperous city habitually places greater emphasis upon his fashionability and popularity than upon sound leadership or effective governance.

Sound familiar?

Dec 19 06:00

Well, stealing the Auschwitz sign didn't distract them; let's drag Monica back out!

Dec 19 05:59

Big Pharma paid $500,000 to Chicago psychiatrists who used children as guinea pigs

A federal lawsuit has been filed against pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca for its role in paying Chicago psychiatrist Dr. Michael Reinstein nearly $500,000 over the course of a decade to conduct research and to promote its anti-psychotic drug, Seroquel. Reinstein is being accused of wrongfully preying on thousands of mentally-ill patients in order to rake in profits for AstraZeneca.

Dec 19 05:57

President Declares Major Disaster For The State Of Alaska

The head of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) today announced that federal disaster aid has been made available for the State of Alaska to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the area struck by severe storms

Dec 19 05:43

Not even Cameron can control the politics of anger

The next election will take place amid a mood of public hostility to government that is near revolutionary in its force

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Dec 19 05:36

Low targets, goals dropped: Copenhagen ends in failure

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That depends on your point of view. Copenhagen was a huge success at proving the corporate media has lost their ability to trick the world's people into higher taxes and lower freedoms. Copenhagen was a huge success at proving that government may no longer lie with impunity.

I am buying a bottle of the really GOOD champagne ($9 a bottle!!!!!) to celebrate!

Dec 19 05:33

Gordon Brown hails Copenhagen success despite widespread condemnation

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Gordon pisses down our backs and insists it's rain.

Dec 19 05:30

Rich and poor countries blame each other for failure of Copenhagen deal

The blame game over the failure of the Copenhagen climate talks started last night with countries accusing each other of a complete lack of willingness to compromise.

Dec 19 05:21

Bottled water sales dry up; industry asks ‘why?’

A debate over water is boiling over in the United States and elsewhere amid growing environmental concerns about bottled water and questions about safety of tap water.

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The TV show I work on used to have bottles of water at craft services but recently switched to a large portable cooler and recyclable cups. I think this is the way to go. In addition to the recycling problem, the plastics used in the water bottles leach chemicals into the water over time.

Of course, the other side of the debate is also valid. The government has allowed the quality of tap water to decline to the point where it is filled with chemicals and pharmaceuticals.

In the end, the presence 0of bottled water signals that we have reached a point where the public infrastructure is not keeping up with people. Next will be bottled air (already sold in some of the more polluted places on Earth).

December 18, 2009

Dec 18 20:21

Lay down his life for another

I just saw a news clip honoring an American vet and quoting a Biblical passage: "Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends."


"Propaganda" is overused. I am sometimes agog at the narrative - what I deem a better description. "Suicide bombers" are excoriated in our Western Zionist media - never really explain why. Even sometimes have the audacity to call it cowardly. Yet does this not fit the description of the passage above? They are laying down their lives so that their brothers and sisters can have a better life - one that is not oppressive? Yet some kid throws himself on a grenade and "we" recognize him as a hero. The double standard can not stand up to scrutiny.

Dec 18 20:07

Real liberals support progressive policies; fakes, fascists wage war, deny help for Americans

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Let’s define “political liberal,” view current US wars and economic policies through that lens, and determine appropriate policy response if progressivism is to be honored.

Progressivism defined: There is variance in understanding, but let’s work with these
Egalitarian economic policy meeting the minimal needs of education, health care, housing, food, and a sustainable environment.
Investment in research and openness to new ideas for social improvement.
Sufficient government programs to achieve the above goals while maximizing individual freedom.

Dec 18 19:55

“It is time for us to put an end to this occupation”

… we managed to damage the concrete wall twice. The army was in a state of shock. What is happening here is unnatural. The people of Nilin are not ordinary, and that is because of the high price we have paid for our resistance, and the suffering we have seen. It is the Israeli army’s aggression, and Israeli crimes, that makes the people more united and more determined to resist.

Now, they have tied all the concrete blocks together with a huge strip of iron and massive screws … again, this is the first place this has happened. They don’t want us to pull the wall down again, but I am sure the people are going to discover many miracles here. We will invent a way to damage the wall again.

Dec 18 18:46

Copenhagen climate summit: 'meaningful agreement' hailed by leaders

US President Barack Obama reached a “meaningful” agreement with the leaders of China, India and South Africa at the Copenhagen climate conference.

The shift was described as an “historic step forward” but US officials made clear that it was not enough to stop the world warming up.

Dec 18 18:45

Pakistan's interior minister Rehman Malik faces arrest as crisis deepens

Officials from the National Accountability Bureau asked for permission to arrest the minister in charge of law and order and the war on terror within Pakistan.

The move followed a supreme court ruling earlier this week which overturned an amnesty introduced by former president General Musharraf to bring back the late former prime minister Benazir Bhutto and her senior aides from exile in 2007.

Dec 18 17:42

Non-Binding "Sham Agreement" Reached At Copenhagen. “Rich Countries ... Sought to Bribe and Bully Developing Nations"

The Copenhagen Accord is not legally binding and - apparently - does not specify either target emission reductions or monetary contributions of various countries. Here is a copy of the actual Copenhagen Accord (notice that the Appendices for target emissions and monetary contributions are blank).

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This is a face-save. They need to be able to say they arrived at an agreement, even though it lacks substance.

Dec 18 17:28

A Nation Born and Perpetuated in Contradictions

The myth is embodied in Barack Obama’s repeated explanations as to why he was against our 2003 invasion of Iraq from the beginning. It turns my stomach every times I hear “I am not opposed to ALL wars. I’m opposed to dumb wars”. The problem with our invasion of Iraq was not that it was a “dumb war”. It was an immoral war and an illegal war. We attacked a defenseless nation that posed no threat to us and killed hundreds of thousands of its civilians, created millions of refugees, and ruined its infrastructure. That is immoral, pure and simple. But no politician with presidential aspirations could say such a thing without risking their political future. Most Americans simply don’t like to hear that there country has committed immoral acts. It’s ok to admit “mistakes”. But admitting immorality is considered beyond the pale.

Dec 18 17:22

Dred Scott Redux: Obama and the Supremes Stand Up for Slavery

While we were all out doing our Christmas shopping, the highest court in the land quietly put the kibosh on a few more of the remaining shards of human liberty.

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US Constitution and Bill of Rights, rest in peace; you enshrined some of the highest moral values ever articulated by people who believed that the moral and political values they represented were critically important for the development of a free society.

This ruling represented one of the darkest days for freedom and due process this Republic has ever experienced.

Dec 18 17:14

Who's in charge in nuclear-armed U.S. ally Pakistan?

Pakistan, a country that's critical to the U.S.-led war on terrorism, Friday appeared to be sliding toward a judicial coup, in which judges are moving to oust top officials in the civilian government, but without putting the military, or anyone else, in charge.

Just who's running this nuclear-armed country of 165 million — the independent judiciary or another arm of the state — is unclear. The government, led by President Asif Ali Zardari, appeared paralyzed, and a creeping change in command seemed to be under way.

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The US had to know this was coming, once the amnesty against various politicians for corruption issues was lifted.

One has to wonder if that person who may well replace Zardari has been picked by the US because the US and NATO see this individual potentially "more compliant" with US/NATO demands.

Dec 18 16:59

CLIMATEGATE: Gibbs threatens to leave climate meeting after Chinese block US press

According to CNN, members of the Chinese media arrived before the American press contingent, and Chinese officials blocked the entrance to the room once the Chinese press were inside.

That angered White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs, who can be heard on video of the incident saying, "My guys have to get in just like your guys got in. This is a joint meeting, and my guys get in or we're leaving."

Bloomberg news service reports that Premier Wen had "snubbed" Obama earlier in the day when the Chinese leader failed to show up to a meeting of world leaders. Obama and the premier met in private later on in the day. The two leaders then scheduled another meeting for Friday afternoon, and it was evidently at this meeting that the scuffle broke out.

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Even if this charade does go another day, with China recalcitrant about inspection issues, there will very likely be nothing substantive accomplished.

Dec 18 16:23

Keiser Report #5: Markets! Finance! Scandal!

In this episode of the report Max Keiser talks about the current scandals in the financial markets. He also talks to Stacy Herbert about how the number of Americans on food stamps keeps increasing...

Dec 18 15:34

Ex-FBI linguist pleads guilty to leaking secret documents

Shamai Kedem Leibowitz, 39, of Silver Spring, Maryland, pleaded guilty in a federal court in Greenbelt, Maryland, to one count of disclosing classified information to an unauthorized person, the department said in a statement.

Dec 18 15:27

CLIMATEGATE - Is a New Ice Age Under Way?

“Watch out, Al Gore. The glaciers will get you!” With that appended note, my friend, retired field geologist Jack Sauers, forwarded to me a report that should have been a lead item in every newspaper in the world. It was the news that the best-measured glacier in North America, the Nisqually on Mount Rainier, has been growing since 1931.

Dec 18 15:10

The price of peace: Interview with detained activist

Twenty-three-year-old Sami from al-Essawaya village near Nablus has always believed in peaceful coexistence with Israelis. However, he and his family have paid a dear price for his convictions.

Dec 18 14:59

CLIMATEGATE - 1991: A Bad Year For The Global Warming Cult

1991 was an eventful year when it comes to CO2 being thrown into the atmosphere.

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Dec 18 14:37

Copenhagen: Bolivia, Sudan, Venezuela and S.A. set to humiliate Obama

Obama in Copenhagen… On Friday morning, Obama warned delegates that U.S. offers of funding for poor nations would remain on the table “if and only if” developing nations, including China, agreed to international monitoring of their greenhouse gas emissions. [...]

Back home, senators critical to getting a climate bill through Congress have stressed that developing nations must submit to international monitoring — particularly if they want the U.S. to pay hundreds of billions to help combat the destructive impact of climate change.

“The only way we’ll be successful in America is for countries like China and India to make an equivalent commitment,” said Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), who is crafting a bipartisan climate bill. “We’re not going to unilaterally disarm.”

Dec 18 13:55

Debunking anti-Semitism studies and Yehuda Bauer in particular

Gilad Atzmon questions the foundations of Israeli Holocaustist Professor Yehuda Bauer’s pseudo-theories on the causes of anti-Semitism and his belief that Jews must always seek influence and domination.

"Judaism and Zionism are both saturated with racism. [Prof. Yehuda] Bauer is right to argue that Jews are not a race, but Jewish ideology – both secular and religious – is racist and supremacist to the bone."

Dec 18 13:45

Record cold, snow envelop Japan Sea coast

In Memuro, central Hokkaido, temperatures dipped to minus 25, the lowest reading ever recorded in December. A number of cities saw the lowest temperatures of the season, including Sapporo at minus 7.1, Tokyo at 4.6, and the cities of Niigata and Miyazaki, where the mercury fell to 0.2.

Dec 18 13:14

New EU Foreign Policy Chief Lambastes ‘Israeli Occupation’

17/12/2009 – Catherine Ashton on Tuesday leveled scathing criticism at the “Israeli occupation,” in her first speech as the European Union’s first high representative for foreign affairs and security policy.

The British stateswoman, who has also served as the Commissioner for Trade in the European Commission, said that in the EU’s view, “East Jerusalem is occupied territory, together with the West Bank.”

Ashton demanded that Israel immediately lift its blockade on the Gaza Strip, and reiterated that the union opposes the existence of the West Bank separation fence, as it opposes evictions of Palestinians from their homes in occupied East Jerusalem.

Dec 18 12:34

Real conservatives honor US war laws; fakes and fascists lie to break them

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Let’s define “political conservative,” view current US wars through that lens, and determine appropriate war policy if conservatism is to be honored.

Conservatism defined: There is variance in understanding, but let’s work with these
Respecting law and order, the US Constitution, and inalienable rights for equal opportunity.
Self-reliance and personal responsibility.
Minimal government intervention for maximum freedom and minimal tax cost.

Dec 18 12:13

ATMs: The Hidden Cost of Convenience

ATM fees were not originally passed on to bank customers, but banks have transformed convenience fees into big business. Here’s a look at how the ATM machines and networks have become sophisticated money makers for banks and how you can avoid contributing your hard-earned money to this $2 billion per year segment of the banking industry.

Dec 18 11:17

Credit card's newest trick: 79.9 percent interest

It’s no mistake. This credit card’s interest rate is 79.9 percent.

The bloated APR is how First Premier Bank, a subprime credit card issuer, is skirting new regulations intended to curb abusive practices in the industry. It’s a strategy other subprime card issuers could start adopting to get around the new rules.

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Vulture Capitalism at its worst.

Dec 18 11:11

Is Robert Fisk suffering from the Bernard Lewis syndrome?

Twice I met him, and as many times he delighted me. I can credit Robert Fisk with getting me interested in Lebanon. I have always read his books and articles passionately, and those who know me grew weary of my continuous references to him. But no more. The Fisk I admired is no longer the Fisk that the world knows today. His last article in which he equates Hezbollah, the Lebanese Resistance, with a bunch of anti-Semites is the figurative drop. The reason for this outrageous accusation? Hezbollah’s opposition to the teaching of the Anne Frank diary in the schools in the south of Lebanon. Robert Fisk has lived in Lebanon for more than 30 years, and most importantly throughout the savage period of the civil war.

Dec 18 10:20

CLIMATEGATE - FLASHBACK - Obama to restore science to its rightful place

So, the 44th president of the United States has spoken. And what he said will please many supporters of science. Likewise, without explicitly mentioning the environment, president Barack Obama made it clear in his inaugural address today that the US needs to tackle global warming and switch to renewable sources of energy.

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Well, now you know who the ringleader is!

Dec 18 10:18


Washington, D.C., is too far gone to salvage. Admit it! Washington is a cesspool, a landfill, and a putrid pond of corruption and duplicity. Neither the Republican nor Democratic Party will ever allow a principled constitutionalist to become its Presidential nominee. No matter whom we elect as President, the beat toward Big-Government socialism and one-world internationalism will go on without interruption. Big Government scalawags own the entire federal system, including Big Media, Big Business, Big Labor, Big Religion, and Big Special Interest Groups. They are all feeding at the government teat.