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August 19, 2010

Aug 19 09:21

Baby Boomers Experience Murphy's Law Firsthand

It's no secret our economy is in bad shape. The unemployment rate remains high at 9.6 percent, consumers are not consuming and banks are not giving out loans. Housing prices, whose perpetual increases have been the backbone of income wealth generation and security, are plummeting. Years of inflating the housing market has come back to bite us (just as many warned).

Housing price inflation was great for the baby boomer generation. They sacrificed the livelihoods of future generations so they could say "My house makes more money that I do." Unfortunately, no one ever stopped to ask where this money was coming from. It came at the expense of future generations.

Aug 19 09:21

New child sex abuse allegations against US Catholic church

The US Catholic church is facing new pedophilia charges, after a lawsuit filed against a priest by seven adults in California alleged child sexual abuse spanning three decades.

The suit filed Wednesday in Oakland, California accused Father Stephen Kiesle of acts of sexual abuse between 1972 and 2001, and alleged that Catholic Church officials knew of the crimes but did not stop them.

"The Catholic bishops in the United States of America and the Holy See have long facilitated the sexual molestation of children by engaging in the harboring and protection of known child molesting priests," read a copy of the lawsuit obtained by AFP.

Aug 19 09:19

New Unemployment Claims SURGE, Hit Highest Level Since November 2009

New applications for unemployment insurance reached the half-million mark last week for the first time since November, a sign that employers are likely cutting jobs again as the economy slows.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

We are at the door of September, Obama. You cannot prop up the economy, the gulf is still leaking poison into the food chain, and the dog and pony show as you rename combat troops to "transition support specialists" hasn't convinced anyone you have actually ended the war. Unless y9ou plan to follow Bolton's advice and nuke Chicago to get a new war with Iran going, November is going to be a disaster for the incumbents, and I would not bet money on you keeping your job in 2012.

Aug 19 09:16

Ventura Warns Of Homeland Security “Gestapo” Takeover of America

In an exclusive new video for Prison Planet.tv subscribers, former Governor Jesse Ventura warns that Homeland Security is rapidly becoming the American Gestapo, as Ventura still fumes over the fact that the feds tried to stop him from filming the JFK memorial at Arlington Cemetery.



Aug 19 09:16

Family files police brutality suit against Seattle Police Dept.

Seventeen-year-old Joey Wilson called a neighbor for help soon after a police officer stopped him for jaywalking across a Queen Anne street.

When the neighbor arrived, he thought the situation was getting out of control, and quickly went back for his camera.

Joey explains what happened next.

"Two officers grabbed my arm. A third one started punching me. In the stomach, in the nose. My hands were being held I could not defend myself. I was thrown to the ground and I was kneed in the face. I felt my nose break," he said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The police are treating Americans the way the Army treats the Afghani!

Aug 19 09:12

Weed, Hemp, Cannabis - The 420 Tribute

Aug 19 09:08

Intelligence professionals warn Israeli attack on Iran would drag US into war

We have disturbing and urgent news. Our new executive director, Philip Giraldi, and other former U.S. intelligence officers have just published an extremely important analysis warning that Israel may plan to attack Iran as early as this month (full-length article below).

Aug 19 09:07

Trophy Kill: Israeli soldiers posing with dead or bound Palestinians common?




Aug 19 09:03

Audit documents 230 cases of flawed work at SBI crime lab

A review of the state Bureau of Investigation has found 230 examples of flawed work in the agency's crime lab. WFAE's Greg Collard reports.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Not quite CSI, is it?

Aug 19 08:56

The Truth is the Best Fuck in Town.

All your enemies are watching it happen too and they can’t do a thing about it. Why? Because they work for the lies. The lies have all the paper; paper money, paper documents, paper dicks. What happens when you stick your paper dick into the hot mouth of truth? Our side, with the obvious moles and occasional warts and unfortunate public farts may live a life of dishonor and discredit in the fuckless wastelands of perfume toxic and unmoving pussies, being serviced by short-sheeted dicks who think great love is made by hammering the fuck out of something that already opened its legs for you and surrendered itself for it but I suspect you and they get what you both deserve. One lacking motivation and the other lacking finesse.

Aug 19 08:53

FLASHBACK - Dead actor Roy Scheider donates to Barack Obama campaign anyway

Actor Roy Scheider in his Jaws role as the local policeman He died Feb. 10 at the age of 75 but somehow one month later donated $50 to the presidential campaign of Illinois Democratic Senator Barack Obama of Chicago

Aug 19 08:51

Last of the Combat Troops Leaving Iraq? – Only in your Dreams

Watching MSNBC’s coverage of ‘the last combat troops leaving Iraq’ for 3 hours reminded of a few brutal realities that still plague this country and this planet. The first being just how far this country remains from any semblance of reality. It’s the kind of delusional denial that truly can only be believed when witnessed from within. As Keith Olbermann was describing the cinematic quality of the “Strykers driving into your living room,” I could really think of only one thing – The aftermath of a 7.5 year all out United States operation to decimate a people and their society.



Aug 19 08:48

Treason by Members of the United States Congress

Aug 19 08:47

Blaylock Wellness Report: BP Crisis Spotlights Dangers Of Volatile Chemicals To Your Health

As with all modern disasters, getting to the truth is not an easy task. First, people along the Gulf Coast were told that BP and the EPA had placed benzene monitors along the Alabama and Florida coasts, and that there was no indication of any VOCs. A senior reporter from WEAR-TV, an ABC affiliate in Pensacola, was unable to find any air-quality monitors in that area.

Several studies have found there is no threshold for carcinogenesis — that is, a level of benzene exposure at which lower levels are nontoxic. It appears that benzene is toxic at all levels and with chronic exposure — especially in people with certain genetic weaknesses — cancer is likely to develop.

Symptoms from VOCs are many times mistaken for other forms of illnesses, but generally they include headaches, dizziness, nausea, eye irritation, coughing, shortness of breath, nasal irritation, and multiple chemical sensitivity. Some of the gases have an odor, but others are odorless.

Aug 19 08:47

HR 1553 Authorizing 'Use of Force' Against Iran is Based on Pure Propaganda

Activist Post

America has not officially declared war on a nation since World War II. Yet we are now entangled in endless wars with no feasible goals, except sustained military profits and resource grabs. Instead, we vote to "authorize the use of force" just in case we may need it, which strategically limits the public debate. Although many believe that the stiff Iran sanctions detailed in HR 2194, the Comprehensive Iran Sanctions, Accountability, and Divestment Act was an Act of War, the proposed HR 1553 is the actual "authorization of the use of force."

Aug 19 08:46

BBC Documentary: Evidence Israels nuclear weapons (Banned Censored)

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Is it not unjust or what else do you call it? Watch this BBC Documentary which is banned in many parts of the world.



Aug 19 08:44

Egypt publisher: Christians forged their version of the Bible

The owner of the Islamic Enlightenment Publishing House, Abuislam Abdullah, wrote in the introduction that the reason behind the book's publication was to prove that there are several versions of the bible and that Christians had forged theirs.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is on the level of the debate over the Moebius Silver Surfer versus the Kirby Silver Surfer.

Aug 19 08:39

Instant View: Jobless Claims Rise More Than Expected

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Unexpected = "We haven't a @#$%ing clue what we are doing!" --- Official White Horse Souse

Aug 19 08:39

Axing the Bankers’ Money Tree: Homeowners’ Rebellion against Wall Street

Over 62 million mortgages are now held in the name of MERS, an electronic recording system devised by and for the convenience of the mortgage industry. A California bankruptcy court, following landmark cases in other jurisdictions, recently held that this electronic shortcut makes it impossible for banks to establish their ownership of property titles—and therefore to foreclose on mortgaged properties. The logical result could be 62 million homes that are foreclosure-proof.

Aug 19 08:38

UN report: IDF barring Gazans' access to farms, fishing zones

Humanitarian affairs office: Israel restricts entry to 17% of Gaza lands, 85% of beachfront zone, enforces restrictions with live fire.



Aug 19 08:37

LONG LOST FLOTILLA FROM LEBANON FINALLY SET TO SAIL TO GAZA

The organizers of a Lebanese ship aiming to break Israel’s Gaza blockade said Thursday that they plan to set sail from Lebanon on Sunday.

Aug 19 08:37

MOST MORAL THIEVES IN THE WORLD

Arab MK who was on broad Turkish ship says she isn’t surprised by looting affair

Aug 19 08:36

BOYCOTT SETBACK

Harvard University said the sale of some of its investments in Israel was not politically motivated and it is not divesting from Israel.

Harvard spokesman John Longbrake told Foreign Policy that the university sold $39 million in stocks in five Israeli companies because Israeli stocks could no longer be considered part of the emerging markets portfolio, where they previously had been held.

Aug 19 08:34

Health Effects of the Gulf Oil Spill

Gina M. Solomon, MD, MPH; Sarah Janssen, MD, PhD, MPH

The oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico poses direct threats to human health from inhalation or dermal contact with the oil and dispersant chemicals, and indirect threats to seafood safety and mental health. Physicians should be familiar with health effects from oil spills to appropriately advise, diagnose, and treat patients who live and work along the Gulf Coast or wherever a major oil spill occurs.



Aug 19 08:34

Organizers: All-woman Lebanese aid ship to set sail for Gaza Sunday

Women instructed to carry blood type info in case 'they need blood transfusions in the event of being attacked by Israeli forces.'

Aug 19 08:29

Taliban call for joint inquiry into civilian Afghan deaths considered

Nato and the United Nations are cautiously considering a Taliban proposal to set up a joint commission to investigate allegations of civilians being killed and wounded in the conflict in Afghanistan, diplomats in Kabul have told the Guardian.

The Taliban overture, which came in a statement posted on its website, will revive a divisive debate about whether to conduct any formal talks with insurgents who are responsible for the majority of civilian casualties in Afghanistan, and whose assassination campaign now kills one person a day on average.

The Taliban statement called for the establishment of a body including members from the Organisation of the Islamic Conference, UN human rights investigators, Nato and the Taliban.

Aug 19 08:28

FLASHBACK - MSNBC: "Scientists starting to voice concerns about methane being at levels that will kill millions"

Aug 19 08:27

FLASHBACK - Oil Expert Cavnar: "They know this well can't be shut in for a long period of time"



Aug 19 08:25

Fastest koala in the west: Lucky marsupial gets stuck in car grill after being hit at 50mph... and survives

Koalas are famously chilled, laid-back creatures who don't like a lot of excitement.

So imagine the shock this little critter suffered after it was hit by a car in Australia and got stuck in the front grill.

It was certainly left wide-eyed :)

Aug 19 08:25

FLASHBACK - 42,000 Claims On Hold Or Being Adjusted Downward By BP

Aug 19 08:24

FLASHBACK - Oil Gulf Air "Unsafe"

Aug 19 08:21

Jobless claims rise to highest level in 9 months

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Dear Federal Government

You are a total failure.

Please cancel my subscription and remove me from your mailing lists!



Aug 19 08:18

Attorney General set to order new probe into death of weapons inspector David Kelly

The Government's most senior law officer signalled today he was prepared to intervene over the controversy surrounding the death of David Kelly in order to 'give the public reassurance'.

Dominic Grieve said those concerned that Lord Hutton's inquiry into the death of the government weapons inspector left unanswered questions 'may have a valid point'.

Aug 19 08:18

FLASHBACK - DAY OF INFAMY - TREASON AND DISLOYALTY BY THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT

Back in 1941, there was this foreign nation, Japan, which was illegally occupying other peoples' lands in China and Indonesia.

There were Americans in close proximity to that foreign nation, in the then-territory of Hawaii, and even though the Americans had not actually done much of anything, that foreign nation decided it had the right to attack and kill Americans just on the off chance that somewhere down the road, they might be in inconvenience.

Thus came about the attack on Pearl Harbor.

Aug 19 08:16

BP, Feds don’t know what’s causing pressure drop: “We’re concerned about the vital signs of this well. We continue to be concerned about the vital signs.”

We’re trying to do two things while the evaluation of alternatives is going on. We have the opportunity to develop more vital signs for the well, one of them being to remove all foreign objects — all foreign liquids from the current well, flush it, and fill it with seawater, so we have exactly the same density of material inside and outside the BOP that will allow us to do an ambient pressure test to see if there’s any kind of pressure, a rise or fall related to something other than what we believe now to be the gas bubbles that are escaping and causing the drop in pressure.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Here is what I think happened.

The MMS paperwork for the Macondo well complex indicates two wells were drilled. Early in the year, the "A" well was drilled, but ran into trouble and was abandoned. Then the "B" well was drilled, which resulted in the destruction of the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig and the massive blowout.

We know that the pipe and well casing for well "B" was destroyed in at least one location about 1000 feet below the floor of the Gulf of Mexico. This was the reasn for the failure of the first "Top Kill" procedure.

CNN reported on two other potential leaks at 9,000 feet and 17,000 feet.

Therefore, it made no sense to try to cap the well July 15th, much less to claim a success, unless BP pulled a fast one and switched the ROV camera back to the abandoned Well "A", and capped that for the benefit of the TV audience. This ia borne out by the navigation data for the ROVs which show the ROV camera showing the cap located well away from the blown out Deepwater Hporizon well "B", at the location for well "A".

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Click for larger image So, what I think happened is that under the cover of Tropical Depression Bonnie, the ROV and some ships were moved over from Well "B" to well "A", which they figured could be easily capped for the V audience. But remember, well "A" was abandoned after it ran into trouble, so I think the pipe and casing for well "A" is also damaged, and BP wasn't prepared to deal with both well being blown out below the surface.

Aug 19 08:12

Americans Won’t Back Attack on Iran

If the United States backs an attack on Iran, a large percentage of Americans will have nothing to do with it.
Protests and riots will begin and never stop. The US military will splinter and fall into factions. The US economy will collapse, more Americans will be sent to die in a needless war.



Aug 19 08:06

Tensions Rise in Greece as Austerity Measures Backfire

The austerity measures that were supposed to fix Greece's problems are dragging down the country's economy. Stores are closing, tax revenues are falling and unemployment has hit an unbelievable 70 percent in some places. Frustrated workers are threatening to strike back.

Aug 19 07:48

“REALLY IMPORTANT” to note that “oil mixed with dispersants is MORE TOXIC than just oil alone” says Valdez expert

[There] is concern about how poisonous dispersants are… “What’s really important is oil mixed with dispersants is more toxic than just oil alone… and now we have dispersants on an unprecedented scale put into the ecosystem of the Gulf of Mexico,” [Prince William Sound Regional Citizens Advisory Council executive director Mark] Swanson said…”

Aug 19 07:46

Spike Lee: “I really think that THIS IS GOING TO BRING ABOUT THE DOWNFALL of the United States of America”, it’s all about greed — “The BP’s been running things”

SPIKE LEE: You see these commercials, these PSA commercials, they run day and night. They say, like — well, we’ll decide if you have a legitimate claim. That’s like the — the insurance companies deciding down here. Very few people got their money. So, for me, Keith, what — the threat between the first documentary when the levees broke and this one, “If God is Willing, Da Creek Don’t Rise” is greed — is all about greed. And I really think that this is going to bring about the downfall of the United States of America because we have people in office appointed and voted in and people in big business positions who only care about the dollar bill and there are people get harmed, people die. They say that’s the cost of doing business. …

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I absolutely agree with him.

Aug 19 07:45

FUNNY MONEY!

President-elect Obama and his team smashed
all fundraising records on the way to victory.
Newsmax reveals how some of that
all-important cash came from questionable
— even make-believe — sources.



Aug 19 07:44

Hamas must re-brand … and take the wind out of Israel’s and America’s sails

Palestinians have been put through that sort of mangle for decades. Death and misery still stalk their daily lives thanks to piss-poor Palestinian leadership and the international community’s moral bankruptcy.

Aug 19 07:40

BP administrator dismisses state “I’m watching on TV — The beaches look fabulous”

Senate President Jeff Atwater on BP claims czar Ken Feinberg:

“Ken Feinberg was quoted today saying that ‘I’m watching on TV. The beaches look fabulous.’”

“These remarks came as he seemed dismissive of Floridians who are seeking financial relief.”

“Understanding the serious problems facing Floridians along the Gulf takes more than watching television, and our beaches are not the only place in Florida facing the threat.”

Aug 19 07:21

Goodbye Iraq: Last US combat brigade heads home

Scatterings of troops still await departure, and some 50,000 will stay another year in what is designated as a noncombat role. They will carry weapons to defend themselves and accompany Iraqi troops on missions (but only if asked). Special forces will continue to help Iraqis hunt for terrorists.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Folks, this is just another election-year propaganda ploy. The kids are still in Iraq, just under a different label. Remember the Vietnam "Advisers?" We were all told they were non-combat roles as well, but they still came home in body-bags. Changing the labels does not change the reality on the ground. The Iraqis who want their home back will not stop shooting at Americans just because they are now called "transition support personnel." This war is not over until all of our kids are back home safe.

Aug 19 03:02

The United Nations, Impunity and War

I’m not sure how many noticed that among other absurdities, the Secretary General of the United Nations Ban Ki-moon, fulfilling orders from above, committed the blunder of appointing Alvaro Uribe (when he was about to complete his mandate) as vice president of the commission to investigate the Israeli attack on the humanitarian fleet carrying essential food to the besieged population in the Gaza Strip. The attack occurred in international waters and at a considerable distance from the coast.



August 18, 2010

Aug 18 22:46

CIA forms new center to combat nukes, WMDs

Kimberly Dozier
Associated Press

The CIA is opening a counterproliferation center to combat the spread of dangerous weapons and technology, a move that comes as Iran is on the verge of fueling up a new nuclear power plant.

CIA Director Leon Panetta said Wednesday that the new unit would place CIA operators side by side with the agency's analysts to brainstorm plans to "confront the threat of weapons of mass destruction - nuclear, chemical and biological."

The center would formalize the collaboration between the agency's analysts and operators, a close working relationship that CIA spokesman George Little said already has yielded intelligence successes.

Aug 18 22:09

Why Iran’s Jews are Better Off Than Gaza’s Palestinians

Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is demonized in the western media. He is called an anti-Semite and the “new Hitler”. But if those claims are true, then why did the majority of Iran’s Jews vote for Ahmadinejad in recent presidential elections? Could it be that most of what we know about Ahmadinejad is just baseless rumor and propaganda?

Aug 18 21:59

Dem Leaders Join in Condemnation of ‘Ground Zero Mosque’

With a number of Republicans hoping to make political hay out of President Obama’s brief expression of conditional support for the so-called Ground Zero Mosque, Democratic leaders are looking to jump on the bandwagon as well, publicly condemning the construction of the community center on “hallowed ground.”

Aug 18 21:58

Civilians to Take U.S. Lead After Military Leaves Iraq

WASHINGTON — As the United States military prepares to "leave" (nudge, wink) Iraq by the end of 2011, the Obama administration is planning a remarkable civilian effort, buttressed by a small army of contractors, to fill the void.



Aug 18 18:37

America Cannot Go to War for Israel

America Cannot Go to War for Israel
Ahmed Moor
Posted: August 18, 2010 03:26 PM
The Zionists Benjamin Netanyahu, Jeffrey Goldberg and George Will want young American men and women to attack Iran on behalf of Israel. These are the same men who wanted young American men to attack Iraq. But Iran is not Iraq, and many thousands of Americans will die in the next war. This will not be a cakewalk or a slam dunk. And no enwreathed children will greet Americans in the streets with lily-white flower petals.

Aug 18 17:39

Peak Everything: Preface to the paperback edition

The oil situation is dire enough that one might assume it would be dominating headlines daily. Yet in fact it garners little attention. That’s because the world’s ongoing and worsening oil crisis has been obscured by a more dramatic and obvious financial catastrophe. As we all know only too well, Wall Street banks—which had spent the past couple of decades giddily building themselves a quadrillion-dollar house of cards—went into a free-fall swoon in the latter half of 2008 (right after the oil price spike), only to be temporarily rescued with trillions of dollars of government bailouts and guarantees. It was a spine-tingling show—and would have amounted to months of fine entertainment, had it not been for the fact that millions of jobs, thousands of small businesses, and the economies of several sovereign nations also came tumbling down, and there just weren’t enough trillions available to rescue all of them (it obviously pays to be “too big to fail” and to have friends in high places).

The financial aspects of the crisis were so Byzantine, and the cast of players so opulently and impudently villainous, that it was easy to forget the simple truism that all money is, in the end, merely a claim on resources, energy, and labor. A financial system built on staggering amounts of debt and the anticipation of both unending economic growth and absurdly high returns on investments can only work if labor is always getting cheaper, and supplies of energy and resources are always growing—and even then occasional hiccups are to be expected.

Aug 18 17:30

Hamas must rebrand and take the wind out of Israel’s and America’s sails

By Stuart Littlewood

Littlewood calls on Hamas – indeed, on all Palestinians – to hone their long-neglected public relations strategy, arguing that “whoever rules in Palestine will never win any battles with Israel or the US without a proper media set-up and an effective communications strategy”.

In the five years since I became interested in the Palestinians, only two things of positive note have happened in the occupied territories.

The Palestinians held full and fair elections in 2006 to establish themselves as a democracy – and much good it did them.

Aug 18 16:52

Accountability and Transparency in the World of Big Money:Banks too Big to Fail and too Big to Jail

Curiously, this is NOT a story that most media outlets explore or follow up on. I made the film PLUNDER The Crime Of Our Time to investigate the crisis as crime story, not just a business problem. This is an argument made by many including Delaware Senator Ted Kauffman, former bank regulator Bill Black, billionaire investor Jim Chanos and others.

We all wonder why there have been so few prosecutions and convictions of Wall Street higher ups.



Aug 18 16:31

Fisherman Demand Real Representation, Instead are Blamed for Causing, “Bad Press”

This is absolutely disgusting. These fisherman have had their lives destroyed and when they finally had a platform to voice their concerns, they were not only mocked but actually BLAMED for destroying the fishing industry. Who do the representatives at the town think they are kidding? The use of toxic dispersant in the Gulf has poisoned the fish, and wrecked havoc on the fishing industry. Speaking out against this is not only important, it is the RIGHT thing to do whether it hurts your industry our not.

Aug 18 16:24

BBC’s gift to Israel: a distorted documentary about the Gaza Freedom Flotilla

Kenneth O’Keefe, who witnessed the Israeli assault on the Gaza-bound Turkish aid ship, the Mavi Marmara, highlights the prejudices, distortions and lies of the BBC, whose Panorama programme on 15 August propagated the Israeli line regarding the assault on the aid ship and murder of nine peace activists, hook, line and sinker.

Aug 18 16:22

Can Anthony Blair’s five million pounds resurrect Dr David Kelly?

Christopher King argues that Tony Blair’s decision to pay blood money to a UK servicemen’s charity should not detract from the need to release the postmortem report on the death of Iraq war whistleblower and UN weapons inspector David Kelly, who allegedly committed suicide but is suspected of having been murdered by US, Israeli or UK agents.

Aug 18 16:21

Al Gore and global warming questioned by 15 year old



Aug 18 15:45

Wikipedia editing courses launched by Zionist groups

Two Israeli groups set up training courses in Wikipedia editing.

Aug 18 15:45

Soros Bailing Out of U.S. Stock Market

Billionaire trader and political manipulator,George Soros, is clearly not optimistic. The latest SEC filings are out on the Soros hedge fund, Soros Fund Management.

Between the end of March and the end of June, Soros lowered his stock investments from $8.8 billion to $5.1 billion in the fund, Soros Fund Management.

He sold most of his positions (over 95%) in Wal-Mart, J.P. Morgan Chase and Pfizer.

Aug 18 15:39

Ray Bradbury hates big government: 'Our country is in need of a revolution' spawning the New Hit Single "F*ck Me, Ray Bradbury"

Ray Bradbury is mad at President Obama, but it's not about the economy, the war or the plan to a construct a mosque near Ground Zero in New York City.

“He should be announcing that we should go back to the moon,” says the iconic author, whose 90th birthday on Aug. 22 will be marked in Los Angeles with more than week's worth of Bradbury film and TV screenings, tributes and other events. “We should never have left there. We should go to the moon and prepare a base to fire a rocket off to Mars and then go to Mars and colonize Mars. Then when wedo that, we will live forever..."

Maybe the video came first, some cart before horse semantics here, but either way it is funny for the adults in the room.

Aug 18 14:57

911 Truth without all the kooky Jones town BS

Aug 18 14:52

BP stock now trading below closing price on day wellhead was ‘capped’

Aug 18 14:49

USF scientists find oil spill damage to critical marine life

Far from being gone, the oil from the Deepwater Horizon disaster appears to still be causing ecological damage in the Gulf of Mexico, according to new findings from University of South Florida scientists.

And scientists from the University of Georgia said the amount of oil that remains in the water could be 70 to 79 percent of the more than 4 million barrels of oil that escaped into the gulf.

Aug 18 14:49

FLASHBACK - Israel funded "terroriost" groups through BCCI

BCCI was a major international money-laundering bank founded by Agha Hasan Abedi of Pakistan in 1972. Abedi moved his headquarters to London, and registered the company in Luxembourg (which vies with Switzerland as Europe’s biggest money-laundering center for world gangsters, especially Jewish gangsters.) BCCI operated in 78 countries, had over 400 branches, and claimed assets of US$ 25 billion. MI5 confirmed that the Israelis funded their Abu Nidal terrorist through the Sloane Street branch of BCCI, near Harrods in London. The Israelis also used BCCI to fund “Black September” and many other Israeli false flag operations.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Abu Nidal was the supposed mastermind of the Munich Massacre and the hijacking of the Achille Lauro; acts of "terror" that demonized the Palestinians while portraying the Israelis as perpetual victims deserving of the world;s unquestioning support. So now we learn that Israel was actually signing the checks for Abu Nidal's operations!

Aug 18 14:42

Recovery? How About 'Relapse'?

Rebound? In the first quarter of 2010, private business paychecks shrank to new lows, representing their smallest share of personal income in US history, while government-provided benefits (social security, unemployment, food stamps, etc.) rose to record highs.

With private sector jobs being lost, incomes declining and tax bases shrinking, the increases in government spending were both unsustainable and destructive. More was being spent by the government than earned by the private sector. Not only were taxes not covering expenses, impoverished states with insufficient cash on hand to meet obligations were holding back tax refund checks!

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It is over. Time to let the whole shebang collapse start start fresh with the system that worked when the nation was young.

Aug 18 14:41

AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION: BIO-ACCUMULATION of chemicals that MUTATE GENETIC MATERIAL will continue for years in Gulf oysters, shrimp and crab

[P]olycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs)… include mutagens and probable carcinogens… these chemicals accumulate for years in invertebrates. The Gulf provides about two-thirds of the oysters in the United States and is a major fishery for shrimp and crab.

Aug 18 14:40

Was Mossad Behind 1976 Air France Hijacking?

It has been seen as a daring raid by crack Israeli troops to rescue dozens of their countrymen held at the mercy of hijackers.

But newly released documents contain a claim that the 1976 rescue of hostages, kidnapped on an Air France flight and held in Entebbe in Uganda, was not all it seemed.

Aug 18 14:40

"Munich" and Abu Nidal

Whatever jobs [Abu Nidal] might have done for Arab sponsors, and they had been numerous and nasty, he had done many other jobs from which Israel alone appeared to benefit."

Webmaster's Commentary: 
Aug 18 14:24

SEPARATION OF CHURCH AND HATE

Since everyone seems to have an opinion about the mosque near Ground Zero (and President Obama has two), I’d like to ask you all a couple of questions:

Given that white Christian supremacist Tim McVeigh bombed the Oklahoma City Federal Building, shouldn’t we ban white churches from Oklahoma?

As New York City’s indigenous Lanape Natives died at Ground Zero by the thousands when overrun by Christian colonists, shouldn’t we ban Christian churches from their sacred ground?

If a mosque near Ground Zero is bad, then why not ban all Muslims from downtown New York? For this to work, should we require all Muslims in the city to wear yellow crescents?

Aug 18 14:20

America Cannot Go to War for Israel

The Zionists Benjamin Netanyahu, Jeffrey Goldberg and George Will want young American men and women to attack Iran on behalf of Israel. These are the same men who wanted young American men to attack Iraq. But Iran is not Iraq, and many thousands of Americans will die in the next war. This will not be a cakewalk or a slam dunk. And no enwreathed children will greet Americans in the streets with lily-white flower petals.

There are thousands of Americans stranded in Iraq and Afghanistan, two states that share long and porous borders with Iran. It's foolish to think that if America attacks Iran, those American troops will emerge from the carnage unscathed. Iran is in no position to engage America in a conventional war, but that doesn't mean that it can't spill much American blood.

Aug 18 14:17

IDF soldiers suspected of theft from Gaza flotilla ship

At least four soldiers being detained on suspicion of stealing and selling laptops belonging to activists aboard the Mavi Marmara ship, Israeli media report.

Aug 18 14:08

Verified CIA Front, Business International Corp, Paid for Obama’s Columbia College Tuition

After graduating from Columbia University in 1983, Barack Obama went to work for a firm called Business International Corporation (BIC), a firm that was linked to economic intelligence gathering for the CIA. For one year, Obama worked as a researcher in BIC’s financial services division where he wrote for two BIC publications, Financing Foreign Operations and Business International Money Report, a weekly newsletter. An informed source has told WMR that Obama’s tuition debt at Columbia was paid off by BIC.

Aug 18 13:58

Non-stop plumes emanating from seafloor

Aug 18 13:54

“Hallowed Ground”

A few photos of stuff the same distance from the World Trade Center as the “Ground Zero Mosque”

Aug 18 13:52

Head of Navy tours Gulf, shocked by amount of oil

“Wow, what are we in sir?” — Fisherman responds “Kind of looks like a UFO underwater, don’t it?”

Aug 18 13:08

Suburban Dallas gunman who attacked police, killed self, certified as law officer

A security guard who once was certified to work in state law enforcement killed himself during a shootout with suburban Dallas police after luring officers outside by setting his pickup truck on fire, officials said Wednesday.

The Collin County Medical Examiner's Office said Patrick Gray Sharp, 29, died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The American people have just been pushed to the breaking point.

Aug 18 12:36

Al Gore's book off Norfolk summer reading list

Al Gore's An Inconvenient Truth has been removed from Norfolk Public Schools' summer reading list.

Aug 18 12:30

9/11 Heroes Blast Obama: Forget The Mosque, We’re Dying

9/11 Heroes Blast Obama: Forget The Mosque, We’re Dying
Responders find Obama’s choice to address hyped controversy “disturbing” in face of abject silence over toxic dust health epidemic
Steve Watson
Prisonplanet.com
Wednesday, Aug 18th, 2010
Hero 9/11 first responders, many of whom are sick and dying, have slammed Obama in an open letter for ignoring their plight while taking the time to outline views on a proposed mosque close to ground zero, the site of the 2001 attacks that felled the twin towers.

Aug 18 12:19

Greek Bonds Slump As Austerity Backfires, Country Enters "Death Spiral", And The Violent End Game Approaches

Those patiently following the Greek Bond-Bund spread to its inevitable conclusion have been fully aware that the plan that Europe is betting its entire future on, is patently flawed: namely that austerity, by its definition does not, and will not work.

Aug 18 12:19

Alex Jones promotes Zionist heretics Jeffrey and Missler

Evidence continues to mount against American radio show host and self-proclaimed patriot Alex Jones that he is a counter-intelligence operative working for the state of Israel.

The latest comes from his promotion of Grant R. Jeffrey and his recently made documentary Shadow Government, which has been spammed all over Alex Jones' various websites and forums for the last 8 months.

Jeffrey, a prominent Christian Zionist author, takes the unorthodox futurist view of Bible prophecy that places Jews on a pedestal and as the centre of attention during the alleged future "Last Days."

Aug 18 12:17

American Professor Charges Israel with Genocide -- Publisher Censors Title!

William A. Cook, professor of English at the University of La Verne in southern California, has charged the state of Israel with genocide -- but his publisher won't let him use the G word in the title of his new book!

Aug 18 11:59

40 Bizarre Statistics That Reveal The Horrifying Truth About The Collapse Of The U.S. Economy

What we are now witnessing are the early stages of the complete and total breakdown of the U.S. economic system. The U.S. government, state governments, local governments, businesses and American consumers have collectively piled up debt that is equivalent to approximately 360 percent of GDP.

Aug 18 11:20

Burn in Hell you deniers of the Holocausts!

As anyone who's been to the cinema knows, Jews are always victims and Germans are always villains. We cannot flip this coin and reverse these descriptions. To do so would be to say that all those Holocaust movies were a load of shit. Perish the thought! Jews cannot be fraudulent villains who've tricked the world. Germans cannot be the victims of a colossal hoax. The very idea is monstrous. Thus we have no choice but to double the charges. Therefore Jewish victimhood climbs to ever greater Olympian heights (of the God-like variety not the sporting one) and German villainy doubles again, plunging to a whole new nadir.

Aug 18 11:11

FOX NEWS August 18, 2010 Bolton: Only Days Left to Strike Iran Facility

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Dear idiots at FOX News

Yes, Russian technicians will probably begin installing the fuel rods into the Iranian power station this Friday, but the fact is that most if not all of the fuel assembly components are probably already on site, which means that an attack on the complex will unleash a Chernobyl-style radiation disaster all across the Middle East and up into Russia even if the attack occurs before actual fueling of the reactor begins.

Sheesh!

Aug 18 11:07

Israel Places Order For 20 F-35s; U.S. Picks Up The Tab

Israeli defense minister Ehud Barak approved an order for 20 F-35 Joint Strike Fighters in a deal valued at around $2.75 billion, according to Haaretz. The Israeli Air Force expects to take delivery of the first aircraft in 2015. The article quotes Barak saying the F-35 costs $96 million a copy. The entire deal will be funded by American military aid.

Aug 18 11:06

IDF soldier’s prisoner photos are the ‘tip of the iceberg’

Human rights association “Breaking the Silence” has published more pictures of Israeli soldiers posing with shackled and blindfolded Palestinian prisoners, pointing out that the latest scandal is not an isolated incident.

Aug 18 11:02

Study Shows The Lithium Has Little Effect On ALS

A new study published in the current edition of the journal Neurology suggests that lithium is ineffective as a treatment for Lou Gehrig's disease, otherwise known as ALS.

Aug 18 11:01

Mounting Opposition to GMO Crops: The World’s People Reject Genetic Pollution of Food and the Environment

Public opposition to GM crops has grown in recent years as more evidence surfaces that DNA-altered crops:

* Require massive chemical inputs which destroy local biodiversity and poison the water tables;
* Cross-pollinate with natural and weedy crops;
* Create superweeds; and
* Have been shown to cause organ damage, sterility, and diabetes and obesity in mammals.

Meanwhile, President Obama has stacked his Administration with biotech insiders going so far as to appoint Islam Siddiqui as Agriculture Trade Negotiator. Siddiqui is a former pesticide lobbyist and vice president of CropLife America, a biotech and pesticide trade group that lobbies to weaken environmental laws.

Aug 18 10:57

Flashback - Collapsing Colonies: Are GM Crops Killing Bees?

A mysterious decimation of bee populations has German beekeepers worried, while a similar phenomenon in the United States is gradually assuming catastrophic proportions. The consequences for agriculture and the economy could be enormous.

The study in question is a small research project conducted at the University of Jena from 2001 to 2004. The researchers examined the effects of pollen from a genetically modified maize variant called "Bt corn" on bees. A gene from a soil bacterium had been inserted into the corn that enabled the plant to produce an agent that is toxic to insect pests. The study concluded that there was no evidence of a "toxic effect of Bt corn on healthy honeybee populations." But when, by sheer chance, the bees used in the experiments were infested with a parasite, something eerie happened. According to the Jena study, a "significantly stronger decline in the number of bees" occurred among the insects that had been fed a highly concentrated Bt poison feed.

According to Hans-Hinrich Kaatz, a professor at the University of Halle in eastern Germany and the director of the study, the bacterial toxin in the genetically modified corn may have "altered the surface of the bee's intestines, sufficiently weakening the bees to allow the parasites to gain entry -- or perhaps it was the other way around. We don't know."

Aug 18 10:57

Underground leak source in Hammond remains unidentified; EPA plans visit today

BP has a crude oil pipeline and a finished product pipeline that carries gasoline and diesel fuel in the area, Novak said.

Aug 18 10:55

The Anacondas and the Jesus Jumping Girl.

As it ever was, most of the world is struggling to get or to hold on to their little piece of what’s important while being compelled to trade off what is important, for the security of appearing to be, because a handful of not so empty suits did an HIV tag marker thing on the thing that made you lose it for something else, that wasn’t worth shit. Ask Jack. He knows

Aug 18 10:54

Mammas Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up to be Pastors

Aug 18 10:44

The Israel Lobby Swims "The Atlantic"

....The committee confronted two major news items challenging Israel: fallout from the “Lavon Affair” (a cover-up of failed false-flag Israeli terrorist attacks on U.S. government facilities in Egypt) and American peace proposals calling for the return of some expelled Palestinian refugees to their homes and property in Israel. The Israeli government and its U.S. lobby invested heavily in arguing against the return of Palestinian refugees through The Atlantic, according to yet another secret AZC report [.pdf]:

“The Atlantic Monthly in its October issue carried the outstanding Martha Gellhorn piece on the Arab refugees, which made quite an impact around the country. We arranged for the distribution of 10,000 reprints to public opinion molders in all categories. Acting on information that anti-Israel groups were bombarding the Atlantic with critical letters, we stimulated a letter campaign designed to counteract their impact. …

“Interested friends are making arrangements with the Atlantic for another reprint of the Gellhorn article to be sent to all 53,000 persons whose names appear in Who’s Who in America…"

Aug 18 10:26

Gene Burnett - Jump You F*#kers (A Song For Wall Street)

Aug 18 10:23

Dr. Laura Schlessinger Quits Radio Show Amidst N-Word Controversy

Famed radio host Dr. Laura Schlessinger, who recently faced harsh criticism for using the N-word on her radio show has decided not to continue her radio show next season.

Aug 18 10:04

Magnitude 6.1 - MARIANA ISLANDS REGION

Aug 18 10:00

Anti-US protest blocks highway in east Afghanistan

Hundreds of demonstrators blocked a main highway between Kabul and the eastern city of Jalalabad on Wednesday to protest two deaths in a night raid. The protesters said the two men killed were innocent civilians, while NATO said its forces killed two insurgents.

Aug 18 09:59

Seafloor covered in oil 40 miles south of Panama City, FL - HEADING EAST

Aug 18 09:59

Fishermen find oil and dispersants on Mississippi shrimping and oyster grounds

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The US Government lied to you. The US Government is willing to let you and your children eat poisoned food for the sake of upcoming elections and BP's profitability! What does it take to get you angry?

Aug 18 09:57

Zionist Occupation Force Says it Had to Kill Zoo Animals; They were part of Hamas

Monkeys and camels were among many animals killed by Israeli fire at a Gaza zoo.

The Gaza Zoo reeks of death, a month ago, it was attracting families - he says the zoo drew up to 1,000 visitors each day. He points at the foot-long hole in the camel in one of the enclosures.

"This camel was pregnant, a missile went into her back," he tells us. "Look, look at her face. She was in pain when she died."

Around every corner, inside almost every cage are dead animals, who have been lying in their cages since the Israeli incursion.

Aug 18 09:55

Most of BP oil still out there? Scientists say so - Disaster in the Gulf - msnbc.com

Two new scientific reports Tuesday raised fresh fears about the environmental fallout from the world's worst offshore oil spill and questioned government assurances that most of the oil from the ruptured well in the Gulf of Mexico was already gone.

Aug 18 09:53

We Need NASCAR for Politicians

The way I see it, it’s essential to know who politicians are and who is behind their actions, so why not make a law requiring all elected officials to wear NASCAR-style costumes with logos of all their sponsors prominently displayed. Wouldn't it be refreshing to see at a glance who each politician is really working for?

As for those donors, they should be required to fly banners at all of their places of business with a list of all the politicians they've bought and paid for. Then you could decide whether you wanted to do business there or not. We could require lobbyists in DC to wear sweatshirts or T-shirts bearing their corporate logos when they’re wandering the halls of Congress distributing their cash wads, too.

Aug 18 09:52

Former ambassadors question silence on the 'excesses' of Israel

A former Australian ambassador to Israel has accused the Prime Minister, Julia Gillard, of being silent on the ''excesses'' of Israel and questioned why her partner has been given a job by a prominent Israel lobbyist.

Aug 18 09:51

Shame on Elie Wiesel

Deb Margolin recently wrote a play called "Imagining Madoff" that purported to offer audiences a fictional version of the relationship between Mr. Wiesel, the Nobel Prize-winning author and Holocaust survivor, and Bernie Madoff, the arch-swindler who purloined vast amounts of money from Mr. Wiesel, his wife and the couple's charitable foundation. Intrigued by Mr. Madoff's success in rooking the Wiesels and countless other innocents, Ms. Margolin spun a script out of her fascination and took it to Theater J, a drama company in Washington that specializes in plays on Jewish subjects. Theater J agreed to produce "Imagining Madoff." Then Ms. Margolin sent a copy of the script to Mr.

Aug 18 09:45

Matt Simmons was right! Amateur Sleuth finds documentary evidence of second, mystery well which may still be leaking

Aug 18 09:38

Warning, bear market 2010: 11 'sells.' Only 6 'buys'

Yes, it's going to get worse, a whole lot worse ... Bill Gross warns this is the "New Normal. Forget 10% returns. Think 5%". ... Economist Larry Kotlikoff, author of The Coming Generational Storm, warns: "Let's get real. The U.S. is bankrupt. Neither spending nor taxing will help the country pay its bills" ... Economist Peter Morici warns: "Unemployment is stuck near 10%. Deflation coming. Stock market threatens collapse. The Federal Reserve and Barack Obama are out of bullets. Near zero federal funds rates, central bank purchases, a $1.6 trillion deficit have failed to revive the economy." ... Simon Johnson, co-author of 13 Bankers, warns: "We came close to another Great Depression, next time we may not be so lucky." Why?

Webmaster's Commentary: 

There is one and only one way to power an economy, The nation must make something that other nations are willing to buy. All other "approaches" and "solutions" are just wishful thinking; built on a desire to believe that simply shaking the money back and forth with great vigor will make it grow all by itself.

Aug 18 09:37

Reagan ambassador decimated Italy’s intelligence capabilities in the Arab world

The CIA translated and maintained in its voluminous files an article from the Milan newspaper Il Mondo that described the joint actions of the CIA and “the American Jewish Lobby” to purge Arabists from the Italian intelligence service (SISMI) and counter-terrorism service (SISDE) in the early 1980s.

The article, once stamped “For Official Use Only” and dated January 8, 1982, states that “a mass defection among the [intelligence] professionals” affected “the most delicate of the intelligence agencies.”

The article states that among the blows to SISMI and SISDE they “came with the recent influx of CIA personnel here, both before and after the arrival of the new U.S. ambassador to Rome, Maxwell Rabb (a member of the very powerful American Jewish lobby who has business connections in Israel).” The article continues by stating that “Italy’s capacity for foreign penetration (and ‘foreign’ for Italy in this delicate context means primarily the Middle East)” declined.

Aug 18 09:36

Israel suffers from evoking Holocaust to justify militant policies

Israel will probably succeed in preventing Ahmadinejad from building a bomb, but if in doing so its leaders continue to invoke Auschwitz repeatedly, then we are all losers.

Aug 18 09:35

Nearly 80pc of Gulf spill oil still in water: experts

Nearly 80 per cent of the oil spilled from a BP well in the Gulf of Mexico is still in the gulf, US scientists have estimated, challenging a more optimistic assessment by the US government earlier in the month.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Now the whole world knows the US Government is lying about the Gulf Oil Disaster the same way the USSR lied about Chernobyl!

Aug 18 09:32

Gulf oil spill still a threat to seafood, JAMA study indicates

The Gulf of Mexico oil spill still poses threats to human health and seafood safety, according to a study published Monday by the peer-reviewed Journal of the American Medical Association.

The report comes two days after President Obama and members of his family swam in the Gulf at Panama City Beach and ate fish caught there, and hours after this year's commercial shrimping season officially kicked off along the Louisiana coast.

Federal officials disputed the new report and said ongoing testing is aggressive and sufficient to protect public health.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

First off, it is already news around the world that Obama;s swim did not take place in the gulf itself, but at a private beach (possibly even a pool) inside a sheltered bay. Based on that deception, one should not accept the origins of the fish taco at face value, and even if they found a few safe fish for the President to eat, that does not prove the toxicity or lack of same for fish elsewhere in the Gulf. It's pure PR and as I noted further down, Obama is apparently willing to let Americans eat poisoned food for the sake of a few more votes in November.

Aug 18 09:29

Toxic oil levels found in key Gulf breeding zone, scientists say

Scientists have found evidence that oil has become toxic to marine organisms in a section of the Gulf of Mexico that supports the spawning grounds of commercially important fish species.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Obama lied when he declared the Gulf "Open for Business". He staged a fake swim photo=op, not actually in the Gulf, to sell everyone on the idea that the gulf waters are safe to swim in and the food is safe to eat. He did that, not for the benefit of the people of the Gulf, but to help his huge campaign donor BP and to try to make the issue vanish from the public awareness in time for the November Elections.

In other words, Obama has no problems letting you eat poisoned food for the sake of a few more votes!

Monsters do not come any more obvious than this!

Aug 18 09:22

Al Gore calls for riots?

Al is constipated because his carbon trading is going into the dumpster and he’s calling for rioting in the streets, or at least “ten’s of thousands of protesters.”

Aug 18 09:21

Israelis conducting covert maritime operations in Persian Gulf

Chinese and Japanese intelligence agencies, which closely monitor events in the Persian Gulf due to the dependence of both countries on oil from the region, report that Israeli Navy commandos have recently been active in creating maritime incidents in the Gulf that could be blamed on Iran.

Aug 18 09:10

Keiser Report No69: Markets! Finance! Scandal!

"Ghetto management is a hugely profitable business of the prison ghetto industrial complex and those stocks are listed on the stock exchange...Thanks to the magic of the New York Stock Exchange and the wonder boys Wall Street, yes you too can own shares in a concentration camp in America."

This time Max Keiser and co-host, Stacy Herbert, look at the scandals of swindled nuns, bounty hunters for small time fraud and Irish banks in a 'league of their own.' In the second half of the show, Max talks to economist, Shir Hever of the Alternative Information Center, about the Boycott-Divestment-Sanctions movement and about the economics of occupation.

Aug 18 09:04

Volcano collapse underlines threat of tsunami

A huge undersea volcano not far from the coast has dramatically reduced in size after partly collapsing more than 100 metres toward the ocean floor.

National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research scientists found that a volcanic cone on Rumble III, 200km northeast of Auckland, had crumbled. The volcano's highest point had dropped 90m further below the Pacific Ocean, and in some places the volcano had slipped as much as 120m.

Aug 18 09:03

Parties wrestle over ‘pro-Israel’ label in Australian campaign

As the two major parties in Australia's federal election vie for the title of Israel's most ardent backer, most Jewish leaders believe that Australia’s longstanding, strong bilateral support for the Jewish state will not be jeopardized regardless of the outcome.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"We own both sides, thus we own the Australian people, BWAH HAA HAA HAA HAA HAA HAA HAA HAA!!!!!!" -- Tel aviv

Aug 18 09:03

Flashback - How the US created al Qaeda: Al Qaeda Doesn't Exist

This documentary interrogates the notion that Osama Bin Laden single-handedly runs the pervasive Al Qaeda terrorist network by examining its inception, its links to Western intelligence, the double agents and fictitious characters that populate its ranks, and the fraudulent ways the Al Qaeda myth is propagated in the controlled corporate media.

This installment of the documentary goes into Zbigniew Brzezinski, Operation Cyclone, the ISI-CIA-MAK-US government funding circle and CIA connections to Osama Bin Laden.

Aug 18 09:02

Time is running out for the West

The Great Recession has dramatically shrunk the time left for the big AAA states to prevent a full-blown sovereign debt crisis as their demographic time-bomb threatens, US rating agency Moody's has warned.

Aug 18 08:58

A&F shares fall on margins, inventory

Shares of Abercrombie & Fitch got discounted yesterday, falling nearly 7 percent after the teen retailer said bloated inventories are hurting margins.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Hey, if Al Gore is right and the world is heating up, then we can just walk around naked. right?

Aug 18 08:57

American Apparel CEO staring down bankruptcy

American Apparel is at risk of becoming American history.

The cash-strapped clothing chain warned yesterday that there is "substantial doubt" as to whether it can continue as a "going concern" -- accounting jargon that points to a possible bankruptcy filing.

Aug 18 08:56

The Bond Market Is Signaling Trouble Ahead

My outlook for the economy and the stock market has steadily and significantly deteriorated since March 2010. That’s when monetary indicators started to signal renewed emerging stress in the financial system, and leading economic indicators started heading south.

Aug 18 08:55

Israelis pose with dead Palestinians

More humiliating photographs, taken by Israeli troopers and border guards, hit the internet, some featuring the servicemen posing next to dead Palestinians.

The pictures, published by the Israeli human rights group, Breaking the Silence, on the internet social hub of Facebook on Tuesday also showed the Israeli soldiers wearing smiles in cases, while striking a figure beside bound and blindfolded Palestinian prisoners, some of them dead, Israeli website Ynetnews reported.

The photos unpleasantly remind the pictures taken by US forces at the notorious Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

One more photo from Abu Ghraib.

Aug 18 08:49

BP plan for relief wells calls the 'C' and 'D'

Most of this file is technical crap that doesn't make sense to us regular people, but look at the very first page. BP filed with the government to call the relief wells "C" and "D." If there never were a Well B why would the two relief wells hop a letter to become C and D? One more piece of circumstantial evidence.

Aug 18 08:45

Iran’s sanctions make China, Russia winners

Sanctions punishing Iran for its nuclear program are deepening the country’s ties with China and handing Russia opportunities to sell more gasoline while hurting suppliers in Europe and India.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"But we made Israel happy! Doesn't that count for something?!?" -- Official White Horse Souse

Aug 18 08:42

WJLA's Doug McKelway Reports on Liberal Oil Spill Rally

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And got suspended...

Aug 18 08:39

Playing the Never Again Card, Again

The phony intelligence used to induce our March 2003 invasion of Iraq has been dusted off. This time it’s being deployed to take us into Iran.

Same scam. Same storyline. Same fraud—even featuring some of the same players.

Except that this time around their deception lacks the broader context required to gain traction for their phony content. That key difference makes today’s perpetrators far more transparent—for those willing to look.

Aug 18 08:38

Iraq WMD Lies: The Words of Mass Deception

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Before we get lied into a new war with Iran, let us recall how we were lied into the old war with Iraq!

Aug 18 08:32

Latest BOOGA BOOGA to start a war.

Former Revolutionary Guard member who relayed its secret operations to CIA for 10 years says Iran will commit 'most horrendous suicide bombing in human history' if not stopped

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Stop and think, people; why would Iran do such a thing. Iran does not want a war. Why would they commit an act designed to trigger one? Israel wants a wear. The US wants a war (only because Israel wants it). When the big bang happens, keep asking yourself, "Who benefits? Who gets what they want from this?"

Aug 18 08:30

Aussie parties support Israel

As the two major parties in Australia's federal election vie for the title of Israel's most ardent backer, most Jewish leaders believe that Australia’s longstanding, strong bilateral support for the Jewish state will not be jeopardized regardless of the outcome.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So, the Australians have just as little choice as do the American people as to which politicians are going to put Israel first, second, and third in their considerations, rather than putting the needs and concerns of Australian citizens first, second and third!!

Aug 18 08:23

ISRAEL’S VERSION OF THE ‘DARWIN AWARDS’

So, the award goes to the pathetic state of Israel for trying so hard to get world attention and FAILING so beautifully…. to be shared by its news reporters that failed as well.

Today, only the Jerusalem Post attempts to ‘milk’ the story for all its worth…. which is NOTHING!

Aug 18 08:22

Iran says U.S. can participate in Iran's nuclear projects

Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast said Tuesday that Iran is ready to cooperate with "any country," including the United States, in building nuclear power plants in Iran, local satellite Press TV reported.

Mehmanparast made the remarks at his weekly press briefing.

Asked whether Iran would cooperate with the United States on Iran's future nuclear projects, Mehmanparast said, "we are ready to cooperate with any company from any country which is capable of building such facilities with high standard," the report said.

Aug 18 08:20

Gulf Shrimpers Find Oil In Reopened Fishing Areas. Governnment Says "Shut Up". Sierra Club Alleges Areas Were Solely Reopened to Limit BP's Liability

"We've got shrimpers out there saying there is oil out there," Miller said. "We had a meeting Wednesday night where we had over 150 shrimpers... who are saying there is oil out there and these underwater plumes are varying in size and shape. This stuff is obviously moving around out there."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Real patriots will eat those shrimp! Real Americans LOVE the taste of petroleum in their food!" -- Official White Horse Souse

Aug 18 08:18

A Beautiful Gift from the BBC

The BBC mentions that we were in international waters at the very end of the story, as if this were an insignificant fact. The fact that Israel stole all the footage that it could, footage that undoubtedly shows them firing 4 bullets to the head of the 19-year-old American passenger, Furkan Dogan. No problem. Executing people at close range, no worries. The fact that the blockade itself is illegal, nah, don’t mention that. 800,000 plus children in Gaza, malnourished, anemic, traumatised… not important.

I would need to review this program many times over to identify every poisoned tactic that the BBC employed in order to do what they do so well, justify murder and war.

Aug 18 08:17

Long Live “Bin Laden” Who’s keeping the terror myth alive?

In the trigger-happy post-9/11 world, the favoured way to instigate a war is to demand that the designated “evildoer” prove a negative.

Iraq was invaded because it couldn’t prove that it didn’t have WMDs. Iran is under constant threat of attack unless it can demonstrate that it’s not seeking nuclear weapons. And now Pakistan is being chastised for allegedly harbouring Osama bin Laden—who in all probability has been dead and buried for eight years.

Aug 18 08:17

US says okay for teachers to spy on your kids in their bedrooms!

IT LOOKS LIKE PROSECUTORS are not going to get involved in the bizarre case of the school which switched on laptops to spy on students while they were in their own bedrooms. US Attorney Zane David Memeger told USA Today, investigators had found no evidence of criminal intent by Lower Merion School District employees who activated tracking software that took thousands of webcam and screenshot images on school-provided laptops.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Those parents ought to buy their own kids laptops and send the school issued ones back ... in pieces!

Aug 18 08:15

Rapidly Rising Inventory, Home Price Pressures in Store: Altos Research

Real estate data provider Altos Research says its newest housing market report confirms what the company has been saying for some time: the mini “boom” of this spring was created by seasonal demand, with some extra help from the federal homebuyer tax credits.

“Now that those are gone, buyer activity has all but come to a standstill,” Altos said in its Real-Time Housing Market Update released to the press Monday.

The analysts at the California-based firm warn that the industry should brace for rapidly rising inventory and continued home price pressures in August and into the fall of 2010.

Aug 18 08:14

Scientists discover that radiation causes breast cancer (gee, really?)

Girls who undergo chest radiation as a cancer treatment are significantly more likely to develop breast cancer as little as eight years later, according to a study conducted by researchers from Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York and published in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

Aug 18 08:13

New study: 85% of Big Pharma's new drugs are "lemons" and pose health risks to users

For years, natural health proponents have been sounding the alarm about the dangers of new drugs being pushed on consumers. But is that a one-sided, inaccurate view? Not at all. In fact, new research now shows the problems with Big Pharma's hugely hyped medications are far worse than most people have even dreamed. Independent reviewers found that about 85 percent of new drugs offer few if any new benefits -- but they carry the risk of causing serious harm to users.

According to Donald Light, Ph.D., a professor of comparative health policy at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey who authored the study, the pharmaceutical industry is a "market for lemons" and Big Pharma spends a fortune to sell those lemons to the public.

Aug 18 08:11

The IDF’s Sociopathic Mentality Towards Palestinians: a Reflection of the Israeli “State of Min

In a news item reminiscent of the shocking and disturbing photos that came out of Iraq’s notorious Abu-Ghraib prison a few years ago, now ex-IDF soldier Eden Aberjil has posted images of herself on Facebook in which she is seen posing in front of bound and blindfolded Palestinian detainees.

Aug 18 08:10

You Want THEM To Control Healthcare?

Anyone who believes that the federal government can manage anything efficiently is 8 years old, rationally challenged, or in the business of profiting from the federal government’s inefficiency. The only thing the federal government can do with precision is destroy things (and people). That is the one thing the feds can do with complete and total proficiency.

Aug 18 08:10

'Israel has 3 days to strike Iran' : PNAC War Criminal Bolton

Former US envoy to the UN John Bolton said Monday that if Israel wants to prevent Iran from acquiring a working nuclear plant, then a military strike must be launched against the Bushehr nuclear power facility within the next three days or by August 21. The comments were made in an interview with the Fox Business Network.

Bolton warned that once the Bushehr facility is operational it will be too late for a military air strike against Iran because such an attack would spread radiation and harm Iranian civilians.

"Once that uranium, once those fuel rods are very close to the reactor, certainly once they're in the reactor, attacking it means a release of radiation, no question about it," Bolton said.

---Comment---

Iran is perusing a peaceful nuclear energy program, signed Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, and has allowed and passed all IAEA inspections. Fox is once again playing the war monger fear game. -- kdtroxel

Aug 18 08:09

Israel Can't Win A War Against Itself

Like the grotesque picture of Dorian Gray locked away in the attic, Israel gets uglier with each act of cruelty, and no amount of canned hasbara or phony "anti-Semitism" conferences can make it look pretty. What Israel was and what it did in 1948 is being revealed in what Israel is and is now doing. The reason Israel can't hide from its history is that it has stagnated and history has caught up with it.

Aug 18 08:04

The secrets in Israel’s archives: Evidence of ethnic cleansing kept under lock and key

One document in particular, Plan Dalet, demonstrated the army’s intention to expel the Palestinians from their homeland. Its existence explains the ethnic cleansing of more than 80 per cent of Palestinians in the war, followed by a military campaign to destroy hundreds of villages to ensure the refugees never returned.

Ethnic cleansing is the common theme of both these Israeli conquests. A deeper probe of the archives will almost certainly reveal in greater detail how and why these “cleansing” campaigns were carried out -- which is precisely why Mr Netanyahu and others want the archives to remain locked.

Aug 18 08:00

US Dollar Now Ripe For Catastrophic Devaluation

The “world reserve” status of our currency created a demand for dollars, but through this, it also created a glut of Treasury bond holdings in foreign central banks, and an unserviceable national debt here at home. The combination of removing the dollar from the gold standard in tandem with gaining world reserve advantage allowed our government along with central bankers to create the most precarious illusory fiat currency in history.

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Why all the fuss over the gold standard?

Well it goes back to the original Founding Fathers and the meaning of the word "dollar". "Dollar" is actually a weight measure of silver, 371.25 grains, to be exact. Our American silver dollars are actually heavier, since other metals were added for durability. But that 371.25 grains of silver WAS the dollar, matching in weight an unbroken chain of accepted monetary units that reached back through the Spanish Milled Dollar, the Dutch Daller, back to the German Thaler; the product of a silver mine which sold its product in coins of an exact weight. The Coinage Act of 1792 defined our dollar to exactly match in weight the silver dollars in use around the world, and then defined the gold dollar to be that amount of gold which would equal the worth of silver in a silver dollar, 24.75 grains, 1/15 the weight of the silver in a silver dollar.

US Silver Dollar US Gold Dollar (same scale)

 

So, what's wrong with this? Nothing really. When you, as a citizen, hold a silver dollar or a gold dollar in your hand, you hold that actual worth of metal. Nothing the government can do can change the worth of the money in your control.

Take the Roman Silver Denarius pictured above. The Roman Empire is long gone, but the money that Rome issued still has worth because the coins themselves had inherent worth. Long after the collapse of the empire, Roman silver coins were still used as money, because the silver in the coin itself did not depend on the issuing government for its worth.

Of course, carrying around too much coin can be bothersome, so many nations, including our own, issued paper notes as a convenience. But that paper currency of the nation was just a convenience. The gold and silver certificates were merely "claim checks" for the equivalent weight of gold or silver held in the treasury, and which would be produced on demand when the certificate was presented. But in the end, the lawful dollar of the United States was 371.25 grains of silver, or 24.75 grains of gold.

The problem with this system from the point of view of the government or the banks is that it limits the amount of money they can work with. When the bank runs out of silver or gold (or the equivalent certificates) it can no longer lend any more money with which to earn interest. When the government runs out of gold or silver (or the equivalent certificates) it can no longer spend money (just like the rest of us).

The immediate effect of ending the gold standard was that with the paper dollar no longer legally dependent on 371.25 grains of silver or 24.75 grains of gold, more paper dollars (now called "Federal Reserve Notes") could be printed, their actual worth no longer under the control of the citizens but under the control of the issuing central bank, based on the total number of dollars printed (or created as credit lines) divided by the estimated worth of the nation's assets. The more dollars which are created out of thin air, the less each one is worth.

A federal Reserve Note.

The swindle of the system is simple. The Federal Reserve Bank hires the US Treasury to print up some money. The Federal Reserve only actually pays the treasury for the cost of the printing, they do NOT pay $1 for each 1$ printed. But the Federal Reserve turns around and loans out that money (or credit line) to banks at full face value, those banks which have exhausted their deposits then loan that Federal Reserve fiat money to you, and you must repay it in the full dollar value (plus interest) in work product, even though the Federal Reserve printed that money for pennies, or created it out of thin air in a computer.

As the Federal Reserve overprints more money, the money supply inflates, and too much money starts chasing too few goods and services, which means prices go up. But contrary to the charade put on by the Federal Reserve, inflation doesn't just come and go due to some arcane sorcery. The Federal Reserve can halt inflation any time it wants to by simply shutting down those printing presses. It therefore follows that both inflation and recession are fully under the control of the Federal Reserve. This means the cycle of inflation and recession is an intentional one; a gigantic heartbeat that pumps paper certificates out to the working class, while pumping real wealth in to the owners of the banks.

Aug 18 08:00

U.S.-China Crisis: From "Gunboat Diplomacy" to Confrontation

The maneuvers were an open challenge to and clear act of defiance toward China, following by two weeks U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's announcement in the Vietnamese capital that the U.S. was prepared to intervene in territorial disputes over the above-mentioned islands on behalf of claimants Vietnam, Taiwan, Brunei, the Philippines and Malaysia against China.

While in South Korea, Gates, Mullen and Willard confirmed plans for regular U.S.-South Korean joint military exercises, including in the Yellow Sea off the west coast of the Korean Peninsula. The bulk of the sea's coastline is Chinese territory.

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China abruptly severed its military to military relations with the US in February of this year, due to US weapons sales to Taiwan.

The relationship between the two countries has continued to sour, and the US is not doing anything substantive to repair it.

These exercises are guaranteed to do one thing, and that is ratchet up the tensions in the region even further.

At a point in time where China is quietly moving out of its position in dollar holdings, one has wonder at the timing of these exercises, and precisely what they are intended to accomplish.

The US's attempting to bully China militarily may well have the absolute opposite outcome of its intended effect.

Aug 18 07:54

While officials claim most of the oil from America's worst-ever spill has disappeared, fishermen hired by BP are still finding tar balls—and being instructed to hide their discoveries.

Reporting his findings to his supervisor, a private consulting company hired by BP, the reply, according to his logbook came back: "Told—no reporting of oil or tar balls anymore. Don't put on report. We're here for boom removal only," referring to the miles of yellow and orange containment barriers placed throughout the Gulf.

Aug 18 07:52

Woolly mammoth extinction 'not linked to humans'

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Imagine my relief!

Aug 18 07:51

Slow ticket sales force Palin appearance to smaller room

Slow ticket sales have bumped Sarah Palin's appearance next week in Jacksonville to a smaller venue.

"An Evening of Hope with Sarah Palin" was moved from the 2,936-seat Moran Theatre to the 609-seat Terry Theatre. Both theaters are part of the Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts.

Aug 18 07:51

The Atlantic still raising on a busted flush - supporting Jeff Goldberg's call for war with Iran.

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Jeff, bubala, if it means that much to you; here is a rifle, here is a parachute with a Star of David on it. Step inside this cargo plane and we'll call Ahmadinejad and tell him to expect you.

Aug 18 07:49

Scientists Say as Much as 79% of Oil Remains in Gulf of Mexico

A group of scientists says as much as 79 percent of BP Plc’s leaked oil remains in the Gulf of Mexico, challenging an Obama administration assessment that the crude is largely gone or rapidly disappearing.

Most of the oil that leaked from BP’s Macondo well from April 20 to July 15 is still beneath the water’s surface, five scientists including Samantha Joye, a professor of marine sciences at the University of Georgia in Athens, concluded in a memo made public yesterday. The researchers say they drew upon the U.S. government’s study while reaching different conclusions.

“One major misconception is that oil that has dissolved into water is gone and, therefore, harmless,” he said in a statement released yesterday. “The oil is still out there, and it will likely take years to completely degrade. We are still far from a complete understanding of what its impacts are.”

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