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July 23, 2008

Jul 23 08:52

FDIC Faces Mortgage Mess

Federal officials heap much of the blame for the subprime mortgage mess on lenders, claiming they recklessly made too many high-cost home loans to borrowers who couldn't afford them.

It turns out that the U.S. government itself was one of the lenders giving out high-interest, subprime mortgages, some of them predatory, according to government documents filed in federal court.

Jul 23 08:42

Oops! We Did It Again.

The anxiety, even for men with two or three stars on each shoulder, was to be expected. They had come before a House Armed Services subcommittee to explain why, 16 months and at least eight fact-finding investigations after the Walter Reed scandal, the Army still hadn't fixed the health-care system for soldiers wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan.

"Certainly, this program has been imperfect and execution uneven," said Brig. Gen. Gary Cheek, an assistant surgeon general for "warrior care."

It was a tactical retreat in the face of an overwhelming enemy: the facts.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Our wounded vets deserve, and should be getting, the same level of care as Dick Cheney does.

That they are not is unconscionable, and the people in charge of this program should be fired immediately.

Jul 23 08:42

CAR LOAN CALLED-ASSET SEIZURE BY BANK IN SPITE OF PERFECT PAYMENT RECORD!!!

Now WHY would a bank do this UNLESS they were in SERIOUS financial trouble and needed to raise QUICK CAPITAL!!!!

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I am looking for confirmation no this story or others like it. But if you read the fine print on that loan you have, you may be surprised at the "rights" the lender has reserved to themselves.

Jul 23 08:38

British study links IMF loans to tuberculosis

Austerity measures attached to International Monetary Fund (IMF) loans may have contributed to a resurgence in tuberculosis in eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union, researchers said on Tuesday.

Governments may be reducing funding for health services such as hospitals and clinics to meet strict IMF economic targets, the British researchers said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

In other words, go ahead and let your people die horribly; just don't miss a loan payment!


Jul 23 08:36

Ukraine to probe whether 1932 famine was genocide

Ukraine plans to open a formal investigation into a Soviet-era famine that killed millions of people to see if it can prove the famine was an act of genocide.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Expect a big "ho-hum" form the American corporate media which brooks no distraction from the endless recapitulation of the crimes of the Nazis.

Jul 23 08:33

'Spying' requests exceed 500,000

More than 500,000 official "spying" requests for private communications data such as telephone records were made last year, a report says.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"No, really, we're only using these laws to chase terrorists!' Honest!"

Jul 23 08:30

Last Plane Account

Not only would you and your family not be able to live in the manner in which you had become accustomed, but as a person of wealth, you became a target – a criminal even – in the eyes of the communist State.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Kinda sounds like what is happening to the middle class here in the US!

Jul 23 08:24

Jewish lobby threatens Candy brothers' US deal

Christian and Nick Candy, who with a £6,000 loan from their grandmother built a property design business worth an estimated £9bn, are now trying to allay the fears of members of the influential Jewish community in Beverly Hills over their associations with Middle Eastern financial backers.

At the heart of the controversy is a prime eight-acre £250m development in Beverly Hills, California, which the brothers are using as a first foothold in Hollywood's high-end property market.


Jul 23 08:24

California Foreclosures Soar To 20 Year High

A real estate research firm says foreclosures in California soared in the second quarter to the highest level in at least 20 years.

Foreclosures increased about 33 percent from the previous quarter and jumped 261 percent versus the same quarter last year.

Jul 23 08:22

There is TOO Global Warming! There is, there is there IS!!!!!

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Long on insults and mercifully spared the ravages of any actual facts, George Monbiot offers to burn those heretics who dare doubt Saint Al of the Gore

Jul 23 08:18

Lieberman Compares Hagee To Moses, Says Bloggers Would Have Attacked Him Too»

Yesterday, Sen. Joseph Lieberman (I-CT) spoke at the controversial pastor John Hagee’s Christians United For Israel Washington-Israel Summit. Lieberman’s close political ally, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), finally rejected Hagee’s endorsement in May. Lieberman, however, says he still has the utmost respect for the pastor, who once said that Hurricane Katrina was punishment to New Orleans for hosting a gay pride parade.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

If most Christian Zionists, including Hagees' flock, really knew how most Israelis really felt about them, they would be both astonished and profoundly disappointed.

And his attack on the bloggers only underscores that one is apt to get the truth, and more quickly, through responsible blogs than you ever will through corporate media.

Jul 23 08:17

War crime suit filed against Israelis

The Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) filed lawsuit in the National Criminal Court of Spain against the Israeli officials who authorized the al-Daraj bloodshed.

The list includes former Israel's war minister Benjamin Ben-Eliezer, his former military advisor Michael Herzog, former chief of staff Moshe Ya'alon, and former air force commander Dan Halutz, Ma'an News Agency reported on Tuesday.


Jul 23 08:10

FEMA seeks immunity from suits over trailer fumes

"FEMA is right to blame the manufacturers for the production of the toxic trailers, but the agency is not without culpability or legal liability for this debacle," Buzbee said in a written statement Tuesday

Webmaster's Commentary: 

One of the most amazing hallmarks of this administration has been its cavalier,collective, and complete lack of responsibility, when things went horribly wrong for people at the bad end of any decision-making process, from Abu Ghraib to the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.

Almost to a person, they will accept no shame or blame for anything they have done, which is - of course - the mark of a true sociopath.

Jul 23 08:08

Ex-US advisors: Iran attack 'disaster'

Two former senior White House security advisors have warned that a military attack against Iran would be a catastrophe for the US.

"If we get into a war with Iran, we know there would be disaster, we know there would be a disaster," said Zbigniew Brzezinski, ex-president Jimmy Carter's national security advisor on Tuesday.

Jul 23 08:05

Rolling the Dice Once Again – in Iran

Most sane people think a U.S. attack on Iran would invite catastrophic consequences - some of which, like skyrocketing oil prices, have already occurred as a direct result of mere threats to attack Iran. Yet a school of thought holds there is a threshold of risk that even the Bush regime will not cross, and that "every day that passes makes an attack on Iran harder to pull off." That's a comforting thought, but what if the Lords of Capital - George Bush's bosses - truly believe their very existence as a ruling class requires courting Armageddon?

Jul 23 08:02

Scottish couple barred from delivering Gaza medical supplies

Ten days after setting out from Edinburgh, five days past
their projected July 15 arrival, Scottish humanitarian Khalil Al
Niss and his wife Linda Willis finally pulled up Sunday afternoon at
the Gaza-Egypt Rafah crossing only to be denied entry to Gaza. The
Gazan side, just over 100 meters from the Egyptian gate and Israeli-
constructed wall, is visible from where the couple's van sits idle;
doctors inside Gaza wait for the expected delivery of essential
medical aid.


Jul 23 08:00

VIDEO - BAYER SPREADS AIDS HIV SEX Hemopheliac medicine children

Bayer Corporation put live H.I.V. Virus in their hemopheliac medicine for children- and shipped it all over the world.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

'If you want to get wealthy, invest in drugs. If you want to be healthy, don't take them.'

Jul 23 07:53

How Scores of Black Men Were Tortured Into Giving False Confessions by Chicago Police

More than 20 years after being tortured into giving confessions by Chicago police officers, dozens of black men remain behind bars.

Jul 23 07:52

DNC host's tax-free gas

The committee hosting the Democratic National Convention has used the city's gas pumps to fill up and apparently avoided paying state and federal fuel taxes.

The practice, which began four months ago, may have ended hours after its disclosure. An aide to Mayor John Hickenlooper released a statement Tuesday evening saying that Denver 2008 Host Committee members would pay market prices for fuel and would also be liable for all applicable taxes.

Jul 23 07:50

McFadden's Attempts to Abolish the Federal Reserve System

Dr. Ron Paul, the Republican candidate for the 2008 presidential nomination, is not the first U.S. politician to point to the abuses of the Federal Reserve System and call for its abolishment. Similar pleas to get rid of the Fed were made by Reps. Wright Patman (1893-1976) and Henry Gonzales (1916-2000), both Democratic congressmen from Texas and chairmen of the House Banking Committee.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

John F. Kennedy also sought to reduce the Federal Reserve's stranglehold on the US economy.


Jul 23 07:48

Kucinich vs. The Establishment: Impeachment Hearing On Friday

Congressman Dennis Kucinich will this Friday present his single article of impeachment concerning the Bush administration’s deliberate and unconstitutional lies that led us to war in Iraq, putting him in tandem with the majority of the American people, yet in the cross hairs of both Neo-Cons and Democrats who have tried to block his efforts at every turn.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Congress cannot allow an investigation into the President's war crimes without ripping the lid off of their own. Nobody will believe that congresscritters, with budgets in the millions and staffs in the thousands, all missed the obvious signs of deception that bloggers operating on spare change found under seat cushions were reporting on.

Jul 23 07:44

Farm Bureau: Crop Damage Pushing $8 Billion

Officials with the America Farm Bureau Federation said Wednesday that weather-related crop damage is now pushing the $8 billion mark.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Which together with the shortage produced by the cultists' demand we all put ethanol in our cars, means higher food prices for the lucky people, and starvation for everyone else.
As for the weather, see Buy-Bull Bangers:
Regular, or Extra-Crispy?

Jul 23 07:38

The Abu Ghraib Prison - A Gift From the Sons of The Devil and Raping Iraqi's

There is now a disease – a malady so pervasively evil – among our youth, that it can only be described as demonic. This shameful phenomenon did NOT happen over night but was the result of decades of moral rot in our schools homes and everyday lives. I was once proud to be called an American and would have laid down my life to preserve those freedoms and ideals which were the wellspring of American tradition in the very best spirit of the memories of our Founding Fathers and their Christian based foundations for this brave new world in which I was raised.

Jul 23 07:30

Bin Laden's driver knew 9/11 target, lawyer says

As the government began calling witnesses against Hamdan, two U.S. soldiers testified about the tense and chaotic backdrop to his capture and early interrogation near Kandahar, Afghanistan, including three violent incidents involving cars stopped at a vehicle checkpoint in the village of Takhteh Pol. Prosecutors have alleged that two SA-7 surface-to-air missiles were found there in Hamdan's car.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

In other words, the US Government does not have a real case against this man.


July 22, 2008

Jul 22 18:14

Rpbertson Advocates Israel Striking Iran Before the 2008 Election

On yesterday’s edition of The 700 Club, Christian broadcaster Pat Robertson sharply criticized the “moderate tone” the Bush administration has allegedly taken toward Iran and its nuclear weapons program. Robertson advocated that Israel look out for the “survival of its nation” and “make some kind of a strike” against Iranian nuclear facilities. He also predicted that it will likely happen before the 2008 elections:

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Could you possibly be shilling any harder for Israel, Pat?!?

Israel can certainly start the conflict,they can't finish it without US firepower. That means American kids are going to die to in yet another "neutralization" of one of Israel's neighbors it considers an existential threat.

Iran is, as it has a right to do as a signatory to the Non-Proliferation Treaty, enriching uranium to the 3 % level necessary for a power station.

To be building a nuclear weapon, they would have to be enriching at 98%, which is just not happening.

The IAEA has found absolutely not one shred of evidence indicating that Iran has a weapons program going at this time.

Oh, and one other thing, Pat: Russia's geopolitical and financial interests in Iran are very extensive. What will Russia do to protect those interests??

Or are you just so desperate for your "Armageddon" you believe this attack will start, that you can barely wait for the first bombs to fall??

Jul 22 18:03

Central Valley water shortage may cost $175 Million in crop losses

Cutbacks in water deliveries to farmers in the Westlands Water District of the Central Valley during the peak of this year’s irrigation season are likely to cost workers and businesses in the region $84.6 million in reduced economic activity plus an estimated $33.9 million loss in farm income, according to a new study done for the San Luis Delta Mendota Water Authority.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Between water cutoffs and ethanol production, our food supply is being "Enron-ized."

Jul 22 17:49

Flight carrying members of Congress makes emergency landing

Poe and fellow Congressmen Nick Lampson, Ron Paul, John Carter, Ciro Rodriguez, Solomon Ortiz and Henry Cuellar were aboard the flight, said Poe's press secretary DeeAnn Thigpen.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Hmmmm. Lot of problems with airplanes, this campaign season!

Jul 22 17:45

Conservative Lawyers Urge Bush To Issue ‘Pre-Emptive Pardons’ To Officials Involved In Illegal Programs

According to the Times, “several members of the conservative legal community” in Washington D.C. are urging Bush to issue “pre-emptive pardons” to those involved so as to “not be exposed even to the risk of an investigation and expensive legal bills”:

Such a pardon would reduce the risk that a future administration might undertake a criminal investigation of operatives or policy makers involved in programs that administration lawyers have said were legal but that critics say violated laws regarding torture and surveillance.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The problem is that the administration lawyers cannot SAY something is legal if it is not. And yes, the issuance of such "pre-emptive" pardons is a flashing neon sign that blinks "guilty" for all the world to see.


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Jul 22 16:55

Collapsing Fiat Currency In Need of a Golden Parachute with a Silver Lining

Money served throughout history as a medium of exchange and as a storehouse of value. But when gold and silver coins were replaced by paper currencies, money no longer was the same. Paper money, no longer having intrinsic value, now functions only as a medium of exchange, a function that degrades over time.

Jul 22 16:53

GM, Ford `On the Verge of Bankruptcy,' Altman Says

Jul 22 16:52

Human trafficking may be on the rise in North Carolina

Over the weekend, Monroe police made three arrests and shut down a business in what they believe is a case of human trafficking involving at least two women selling sex at a massage parlor.

Jul 22 16:52

Why Was JFK Murdered?

President John Fitzgerald Kennedy (JFK) was assassinated on Nov. 22, 1963, in Dallas, TX, as the result of a conspiracy. Why did the Shadow Government decide to eliminate him? We now know he wanted to get U.S. troops out of South Vietnam. JFK had also been taking on Wall St. and The Fed. He threatened to disband the CIA and close tax loopholes beneficial to “Big Oil” and the multinationals. JFK made a lot of powerful enemies--one too many!

Webmaster's Commentary: 

More about JFK's assassination HERE


Jul 22 16:49

Abbas warns: PA forces to be pulled out of West Bank if IDF raids persist

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas warned on Tuesday that he would withdraw his forces from West Bank cities unless the Israel Defense Forces halted their frequent raids into these areas.

Jul 22 16:49

U.S. transportation authorities want to fine the city of Chicago $10,000 for allegedly handcuffing and detaining federal undercover inspectors, sources say.

U.S. transportation authorities want to fine the city of Chicago $10,000 for allegedly handcuffing and detaining federal undercover inspectors, sources say.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So, lemme see if I have this right. The security in Chicago catches these undercover guys playing terrorist and arrests them and handcuffs them, in other words, actually doing the job they arer supposed to, then when the TSA show therm a badge and the Chicago security people refuse to unlock them because, well, terrorists have badges too, again, doing the job they are supposed to do ... they get fine?

Jul 22 16:46

US general warns Russia on nuclear bombers in Cuba

Russia would cross "a red line for the United States of America" if it were to base nuclear capable bombers in Cuba, a top US air force officer warned on Tuesday.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Cranking up the new cold war.

Jul 22 16:45

Special Banking Report: Is this just the start of Banking problems???

"I think it's going to be months that we're working our way through this period -- clearly months,"
"The number of troubled banks will increase as they struggle to cope with big losses on bad mortgages."


Jul 22 16:39

Iran’s influence in Iraq waning: UK

Iran’s influence in Iraq’s domestic affairs is waning, British Defence Secretary Des Browne told lawmakers in the House of Commons Tuesday.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

... so, we can call off the invasion!

Jul 22 16:37

Attack of the Global Pirate Bankers

Last week in Washington we got a rare look inside the global private banking industry, whose high purpose it is to gather up the assets of the world's wealthiest people and many of its worst villains, and shelter them from tax collectors, prosecutors, creditors, disgruntled business associates, family members and each other.

Jul 22 16:36

McCain gaffes pile up; critics pile on

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) said “Iraq” on Monday when he apparently meant “Afghanistan”, adding to a string of mixed-up word choices that is giving ammunition to the opposition.

Jul 22 16:28

Bush on Economy: 'Wall Street Got Drunk'

Explaining the status of the economy to a closed-door fundraiser last week, President Bush said, "Wall Street got drunk."

Jul 22 10:43

Thousands march over Afghan land dispute

Thousands of ethnic Hazaras marched Tuesday in the Afghan capital and the central town of Bamiyan in a protest over a land dispute with nomads in which several people are said to have been killed.

The Kabul police official tasked with maintaining public order, Ghulam Rasoul, said 3,000 to 4,000 people took to the streets, but an AFP reporter said the crowd was likely three times larger.Hazara leader and parliamentarian Haji Mohammad Mohaqiq is reported to be on hunger strike over the dispute which he has warned could re-ignite civil war.

Jul 22 09:34

NEW ANALYSIS PROVES THAT A SUPER-SONIC DETONATION CAUSED THE CRASH OF TWA FLIGHT 800

A new ballistics analysis of radar-recorded wreckage items shows that the explosion that brought down TWA Flight 800 was a detonation or super-sonic explosion that occurred prior to the fuel tank explosion that federal investigators say caused the jetliner’s demise.

Jul 22 09:32

No smoking hot spot

When I started that job in 1999 the evidence that carbon emissions caused global warming seemed pretty good: CO2 is a greenhouse gas, the old ice core data, no other suspects.

The evidence was not conclusive, but why wait until we were certain when it appeared we needed to act quickly? Soon government and the scientific community were working together and lots of science research jobs were created. We scientists had political support, the ear of government, big budgets, and we felt fairly important and useful (well, I did anyway). It was great. We were working to save the planet.

Jul 22 09:31

American physicists warned not to debate global warming

Bureaucrats at the American Physical Society (APS) have issued a curious warning to their members about an article in one of their own publications. Don't read this, they say - we don't agree with it. But what is it about the piece that is so terrible, that like Medusa, it could make men go blind?

It's an article that examines the calculation central to climate models. As the editor of the APS's newsletter American Physics Jeffrey Marque explains, the global warming debate must be re-opened.

Jul 22 09:29

Wachovia loses $8.9B, cuts 6,350 workers, dividend

Wachovia Corp. reported a surprisingly large second-quarter loss Tuesday, deflating Wall Street's hopes that the nation's big banks are weathering the credit crisis well. The nation's fourth-largest bank by assets said it lost $8.86 billion, is slashing its dividend and eliminating 10,750 positions after losses tied to mortgages soared.

Jul 22 09:25

Unprecedented Demand Cleans Out Major Storable Food Supplier Through 2009

It came to our attention today, that the world's largest producer of storable foods, Mountain House, is currently out of stock of ALL #10 cans of freeze dried foods, not just the Turkey Tetrazzini. They will NOT have product now through 2009.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Sign of the times!

Jul 22 09:21

Is America too big to fail?

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Was Rome?

Jul 22 09:17

An Uncomfortable Conversation About Nukes

Why are Henry Kissinger, George Shultz, William Perry, and Sam Nunn writing opinion pieces in the Wall Street Journal calling for the abolition of nuclear weapons? Keep in mind, these four people are not just major defense hawks. People like Kissinger and Nunn helped push through the single most dangerous and destabilizing innovation in nuclear weaponry, the arming of missiles with multiple warheads. All four have supported every conflict the United States has engaged in since World War II, all have enthusiastically supported nuclear weapons, and none has suddenly gone kumbaya on us.

Jul 22 09:16

Gitmo judge: No 'coercive' questioning evidence

The judge in the first American war crimes trial since World War II barred evidence on Monday that interrogators obtained from Osama bin Laden's driver following his capture in Afghanistan.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"But, but, but, we have Jack the Ripper sitting right here! He confessed it all! AND the attack on the Hindenburg! And you're gonna let him walk?!?" -- Official White Horse Souse

Jul 22 09:13

ISRAEL TRIES THE 'OBAMA ISN'T A CITIZEN' PLOY

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Israel must be really scared of Obama. But the main reason to dismiss this claim about the COLB is that if there were anything at all to this, Hillary's people would have been all over it right from day one.

Jul 22 09:10

They Told Us So…

“I think we are maybe 10 percent into this crisis. The economic distortions have been building for longer than we’ve seen in the history of the world. Never have we had such confidence falsely placed in a reserve currency.”
—Ron Paul, former presidential candidate, who advocates a return to the gold standard

Webmaster's Commentary: 

There were other voices.

Jul 22 09:08

Time to rethink

Today, as the chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, he's in a position to do more than wave flags and cheer. He has the helm of one of the most powerful bodies shaping US foreign policy, and he says his decision to run for Congress and focus on international relations while in office was intimately connected to his Jewish background and ties to the Jewish state.

"Israel's security and the US-Israeli relationship is for me an issue that shapes my whole agenda [in] Congress, and guides it," he told The Jerusalem Post in a recent interview in his Capitol Hill office.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So, Howard Berman became a Congressman, NOT to help his constituents, but to help Israel?

Jul 22 09:02

List of Troubled Banks Worries Wall Street

Banks in Colorado, Maryland, Georgia and California top privately-prepared lists of troubled banks being circulated on Wall Street and in Washington.

Jul 22 08:56

SELECTIVE ‘JOURNALISM’

Jul 22 08:54

ISRAEL: THE VIGILANTE NATION

Even in death they are treated differently; an Arab terrorist has his home destroyed, his family tormented by the State, his remains buried secretly as not to bring attention to anyone. A Jewish terrorist is a martyr, his grave becomes a shrine….

Jul 22 08:53

OBAMA NEEDS SOME INTERNET VIRTUAL REALITY ON THIS TRIP

Through the wisdom of this Simon logic it could be argued that if Obama had spent even one summer living in the West Bank he would have seen for himself Palestinian homes demolished to make way for Israel’s so called “security” wall, that hideous 24 foot high concrete barrier that snakes through Palestinian land, enclosing cities and villages in prisons from which the only escape is a checkpoint manned by Israeli soldiers.

Jul 22 08:52

SHAME ON YOU PAUL McCARTNEY FOR ‘DAY TRIPPIN’ TO APARTHEID ISRAEL

In 1965 Israel was scared the Beatles would corrupt the country, in 2008 it’s the country thats corrupted the Beatles. Well one of them anyway

Jul 22 08:41

Israeli rockets target Palestinian villages

Two homemade Israel rockets have landed in two villages in the Palestinian territories south of the West Bank city of Nablus.

Residents of the villages of Odala and Awarta say the neighboring Israeli settlers have launched the rockets into the Palestinian territories on Monday.

Jul 22 08:40

Israel kidnaps 30 Palestinian civilians

Israeli army has resumed its kidnapping campaign against Palestinians in the West Bank, abducting dozens of civilians including a lawmaker.

Jul 22 08:35

Ron Paul Gets Bigger Soapbox for Shadow Convention

ABC News' Z. Byron Wolf reports: Ron Paul is not holding his breath for a speaking slot at the Republican National Convention in Minneapolis/St. Paul in September and he has long planned a day-long shadow convention to give him an arena to expound his limited government mantra.

But, worried about the size of his arena, his new political action group--The Campaign for Liberty--has booked a bigger one.

They'll announce today they've changed from the Williams Arena at the University of Minnesota to the much larger Target Center, seating capacity: 18,000.

Jul 22 08:33

VIDEO - The IRS vs. Robert Kahre

The raid entailed keeping more than 20 workers handcuffed, in 106-degree heat without shade or water while agents collected records and equipment, which Kahre described in this interview with great detail. The trial resulted in zero convictions on 161 charges faced by nine defendants, a major win for William Cohan and Robert Kahre.

Jul 22 08:29

FLASHBACK - Secret sale of UK plutonium to Israel

Under Wilson, Britain also sold Israel tons of chemicals used to make boosted atom bombs 20 times more powerful than Hiroshima or even Hydrogen Bombs.

In Harold Macmillan's time the UK supplied uranium 235 and the heavy water which allowed Israel to start up its nuclear weapons production plant at Dimona - heavy water which British intelligence estimated would allow Israel to make "six nuclear weapons a year".

Jul 22 08:28

Why I Admire Ernst Zundel

If I were interested in apologists and hesitant stands on ambiguous issues, I'd have plenty of heroes to admire, right here in the United States. Being an academic, I could seek out other academics to idolize and/or admire, there are so many courageous examples, although I can't think of one right now.

Jul 22 08:25

World War III Nears

This will almost certainly begin the Third World War. It may take a month or two to unfold and play out over six months or so~ or it may go nuclear and advanced biological in less than two weeks ~ but it is certain to take the entire World into the darkest nightmare in human history.

Watching this play itself out is like watching a slow motion train wreck from before the wreck through to the bitter end.

Jul 22 08:23

American Express Profit Falls on Higher Defaults

American Express Co., the biggest U.S. credit-card company by purchases, withdrew its 2008 earnings forecast after second-quarter profit fell 37 percent on worse-than-expected consumer defaults. The shares slumped 11 percent in extended trading.

Jul 22 08:13

In full: Home Office list of our 1,000-plus Big Brother laws

The full extent of the Big Brother state's 'powers of entry' is revealed in a file of documents newly posted on a Home Office website - locked to prevent copying or printing without a secret password.

However, Mail on Sunday computer experts have unlocked the Home Office file.

Jul 22 08:10

Fallujah Braces for Another Assault

U.S. and Iraqi forces are preparing another siege of Fallujah under the pretext of combating "terror", residents and officials say.

Jul 22 08:09

Quebec court OK's mad cow lawsuit against Ottawa

The Quebec suit alleges government officials lost track of 80 British cattle which were judged to be at a high risk of contracting BSE.

Pallett said he has unearthed government documents that illustrate officials failed to properly inform the public in 1993 that the British cattle entered the Canadian food supply.

Jul 22 08:07

Israel’s collective psychosis: The denial syndrome

Seeking to cope with Hezbullah’s success in getting Israel to release all Lebanese prisoners, dead and living, in exchange for the remains of two Israeli soldiers, Israeli leaders, media and shapers of public opinion have been indulging in sanctimonious self-glorification while denouncing the other side as "hateful, uncivilized and representing an inferior culture."

Jul 22 07:50

FLASHBACK: BBC interviews Radovan Karadzic

Radovan Karadzic interviewed by the BBC in 1995 argues that the Dayton Agreement legitimised the War in Bosnia and that all his Soldiers adhered to the Geneva Conventions!

Considering George W Bush and co have argued that the Geneva Conventions are outdated Bush should be aware this COULD happen to him.

Jul 22 07:48

Revealed: Secret plan to keep Iraq under US control

A secret deal being negotiated in Baghdad would perpetuate the American military occupation of Iraq indefinitely, regardless of the outcome of the US presidential election in November.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This may explain why, after Der Spiegel reported that Maliki agreed with Obama that a 16-month timetable for withdrawing US troops from Iraq was reasonable, the US issued a statement that Der Spiegel had "mistranslated" what Maliki had said.

Jul 22 07:44

VIDEO - Absolute certainty

Jul 22 07:41

Free Expression; Tweedledum and Tweedledee.

I went to a news item about John McCain and it didn’t make sense to me. He was talking about Iran threatening Israel. I never see Iran threatening Israel. I do see Israel threatening Iran but, once again, I must be missing something. I see something about Barack Obama at the same site.

Jul 22 07:37

Everybody Knows!

'Everybody knows' that all government's lie; the bigger the government, the bigger the lies. Most people also lie, but only politicians and criminals seek to make a career out of lying. Yet most Americans still believe that they live in a free country with laws that govern this society and protect the citizens from any and all attacks: because to fail to believe in this; is to be "Un- American" in some way.

Jul 22 07:37

Have scientists discovered a cure for Alzheimer's?

Scientists were amazed when a 20-year-old hay fever drug was found to be highly effective in treating dementia.

Jul 22 07:31

ACLU: 'Mukasey calls on Congress to subvert Constitution'

Attorney General Michael Mukasey prompted Congress Monday morning, during a speech to the conservative American Enterprise Institute, to create new rules governing the rights of detainees held at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. The American Civil Liberties Union immediately responded to Mukasey's request, calling his proposals nothing short of asking Congress to subvert the Constitution.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This administration has been all about subverting the Constitution and Bill of Rights from the get-go!

Jul 22 07:30

Oklahoma Rebellion

The resolution's language, in part, reads: "Whereas, the Tenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States reads as follows: 'The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.'; and Whereas, the Tenth Amendment defines the total scope of federal power as being that specifically granted by the Constitution of the United States and no more; and whereas, the scope of power defined by the Tenth Amendment means that the federal government was created by the states specifically to b

Jul 22 07:29

Top Rocket Scientist: No Evidence CO2 Causes Global Warming

“The evidence was not conclusive, but why wait until we were certain when it appeared we needed to act quickly?” writes Evans. “Soon government and the scientific community were working together and lots of science research jobs were created. We scientists had political support, the ear of government, big budgets, and we felt fairly important and useful (well, I did anyway). It was great. We were working to save the planet.”

Jul 22 07:27

VIDEO - "Run From The Cure" The Rick Simpson Story

Rick Simpson Story After a serious head injury in 1997, Rick Simpson sought relief from his medical condition through the use of medicinal hemp oil. When Rick discovered that the hemp oil (with its high concentration of T.H.C.) cured cancers and other illnesses, he tried to share it with as many people as he could free of charge. When the story went public, the long arm of the law snatched the medicine - leaving potentially thousands of people without their cancer treatments - and leaving Rick with unconsitutional charges of possessing and trafficking marijuana!

July 21, 2008

Jul 21 19:02

DEVELOPING: MAN THREATENS TO JUMP FROM SENATE OFFICE BUILDING

Jul 21 17:53

The Week that America Woke Up to the Economic Crisis

Last week, for the first time, the average American woke up to the fact that our economy is in trouble.

Despite Bernanke and Paulson's pep talks, despite the happy talk by the talking heads, despite the cooked earnings reports desperately being put out by the banks and others, last week people still got - on a gut level - that the economy is in mortal danger.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

EAT THE RICH!

Jul 21 14:28

Levin Calls for Closing Down UBS

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Punishment for being a tax haven? Or punishment for naming names?

Jul 21 14:26

Two Barksdale airmen confirmed dead in Guam B-52 crash

Barksdale Air Force Base has confirmed the bodies of two of its B-52 bomber crewmembers were pulled from the water Sunday during a search and rescue operation following the aircraft's crash near Guam.

Jul 21 14:20

McCain gets $1,930 a month from 'broken' Social Security system

Republican presidential candidate John McCain cashes his monthly Social Security checks despite calling the federal program "a disgrace," the Associated Press reports.

Jul 21 14:07

WHILE NABLUS IS RAIDED: GORDON BROWN, ANOTHER FALSE PROPHET PRAISES ISRAEL

These acts of rape passed quietly as the governments of Europe and North America, thoroughly absorbed in their pornographic hypocrisy toward the Palestinian plight, kept silent. After all, the victims are Palestinian, they are Arabs, they are Muslims.

Jul 21 13:48

Please tooth fairy save us

Being civil for over 30 years got us this mess. Why continue that failed policy?

This doesn't mean don't do unto others. Just don't expect me to talk nice about Dick "Go F*ck Yourself" Cheney or any of the others that have proven their disdain for ordinary Americans.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

That should be "Truth" Fairy.

Jul 21 12:01

Court tosses FCC Super Bowl fine

A federal appeals court has tossed out the Federal Communications Commission’s $550,000 indecency fine against CBS for the infamous Janet Jackson “wardrobe malfunction” at the 2004 Super Bowl halftime show.

Jul 21 11:59

British Prime Minister Gordon Brown wants Iranian blockade because of "anti-semitism"

England's economy is in malaise and PM Gordon Brown wants war with Iran, because it is "anti-semitic." This proves that England (and Canada) are kosher, not liberal. Would real liberals start a war with a country that is peaceful to it?

Jul 21 11:51

ZIORATS

“Rats have become an Israeli weapon to displace and expel Arab residents of the occupied Old City of Jerusalem,” it said in a report. “Over the past two months, dozens of (Jewish) settlers come to the alleyways and streets of the Old City carrying iron cages full of rats. They release the rats, which find shelter in open sewage systems,” the report said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

In the first book of Samuel, the story is told of how the Philistines conquered the Israelites and captured the Ark of the Covenant. Shortly thereafter, the Philistines are struck down by a plague which Israel attributes to God. The Philistines have another idea and seek to end the plague by returning the Ark of the Covenant to Israel, and the plague went away. But along with the Ark, the Philistines sent 5 golden spheres, or "Buboes" representing the swollen glands of the plague, together with five gold statues of mice, a clear signal that the Philistines knew exactly what had been done to them and how.

This may be the oldest recorded instance of biological warfare in history, and the precedent for the rats being released in Old Jerusalem.

Jul 21 11:42

STILL ILLEGAL …..

Four years on, Palestinians still demand that the World Court’s ruling on Israel’s apartheid wall be implemented

Jul 21 11:41

MET WITH SILENCE

Frustrated eyewitnesses and tearful victims spoke of “unprecedented brutality” and “Gestapo-like behaviour” as Israeli occupation forces moved throughout the central and northern West Bank to destroy what was left of the Palestinian charity sector upon which thousands of impoverished Palestinian families depend for their livelihood.

Jul 21 11:39

COINTELPRO Returns: My First-Hand Experience With Government Spies

Thanks to the Freedom of Information Act and the ACLU, we now know that "Lucy" was only one part of a vast, insidious project. The Maryland State Police's Department of Homeland Security devoted near 300 hours and thousands of taxpayer dollars from 2005 and 2006 to harassing people whose only crime was dissenting on the question of the war in Iraq and Maryland's use of death row.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

More about COINTELPRO is HERE

Jul 21 11:27

Hill Briefed on Waterboarding in 2002

In September 2002, four members of Congress met in secret for a first look at a unique CIA program designed to wring vital information from reticent terrorism suspects in U.S. custody. For more than an hour, the bipartisan group, which included current House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), was given a virtual tour of the CIA's overseas detention sites and the harsh techniques interrogators had devised to try to make their prisoners talk.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So, Nancy Pelosi KNEW that torture was being used on prisoners back in 2002. And did nothing to stop it.

This is a war crime.

Slap on the cuffs.

Jul 21 11:20

Faith in Bank Bailouts Dims

The nightmare scenario for U.S. economic authorities is here: confidence in their ability to rescue the country from a housing-led financial panic is now at its lowest level since the crisis began.

This means losses for investors, already totaling nearly half a trillion dollars, could mount even further over the next few months, with implications for business investment and the overall health of the economy.

Jul 21 11:09

Logs Show Activist Surveillance Continued Despite Lack of Criminal Findings

To the activists, it was as noteworthy as a PTA gathering. To "Analyst Sparwasser," an agent for the Maryland State Police's Homeland Security and Intelligence Division, it was a target for undercover infiltration.

Jul 21 11:01

MSM News Americans Will Not See About Iran

What we are dealing with here is the arrogance of George W Bush who will not admit that his plan was stupid and he has lost. He has lost the (fake) Global War on Terror, he has lost Afghanistan and he has lost and does not control Iraq. Like the murderous thug he is, the burglar controls Iraq at gunpoint.

Jul 21 10:59

UBS closes Swiss accounts of US clients

UBS caved in to mounting pressure from the US Government yesterday and announced plans to close the Swiss bank accounts of all its American customers and prepared to lift the veil of secrecy that has protected its clients for centuries.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This might just backfire when that list of names becomes public!

Jul 21 10:57

Bank of Credit and Commerce International - Very Weird Stuff

The first of many G.W. Bush business ventures eventually bailed out or liquidated before bankruptcy was his oil company Arbusto Energy. In 1977, Bush received a $50,000 investment from James R. Bath, a Houston businessman who "made his fortune by investing money for [Sheikh Kalid bin] Mahfouz and another BCCI-connected Saudi, Sheikh bin Laden" according to Time correspondents Jonathan Beaty and S.C. Gwynne. Of special note is that Sheikh bin Laden is widely believed to be the father of Osama bin Laden, terrorist bomber of two U.S. embassies in 1998.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So, Bush is linked both to the bin Ladens and BCCI!

Jul 21 10:50

Greek monastery could become jail

The Greek Orthodox Church says it wants to convert a 17th Century monastery into a prison for convicted clerics.

The Holy Synod has applied for permission to turn the Hrysopighi monastery in the southern Peloponnese peninsula into a correctional facility.

It hopes the recently convicted Bishop of Attica, Panteleimon, will be able to serve out his six-year sentence for embezzlement in the monastery.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is like saying we will let Bush serve his sentence for war crimes in the White House.

Jul 21 10:41

Tower blocks demolished in blast

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Wow! Deja VU!!!!!!

Jul 21 10:38

US food groups plan hefty price rises

US food companies are preparing another round of hefty price increases as soaring commodity costs force them to pass on rises to consumers.

Jul 21 10:37

Senior police officers have been warned to look out for a new knife which can inject a ball of compressed gas into its victim that instantly freezes internal organs.

Senior police officers have been warned to look out for a new knife which can inject a ball of compressed gas into its victim that instantly freezes internal organs.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Ummm ... how about letting us carry guns so we can shoot the guys with the knives?

Jul 21 10:32

Asshole Anyone?

There comes a time in history where a choice is very clear.
This time around there will be a vote that supports torture, restriction of freedom, failed economic planning and a hundred year government sanctioned holocaust
in living color.

Jul 21 10:30

Mr. Gordon Brown And Messer's Cheney, Bush, and any other disillusioned puppets!

Jul 21 10:18

Another MoD laptop stolen

On Friday the MoD admitted that 658 of its laptops had been stolen over the past four years - nearly double the figure previously claimed.

Jul 21 10:14

Right-Wing TV Pundit O'Reilly Sticks Foot in Mouth Over Death of Vermont Girl, 12

Nor have the authorities said whether the 12-year-old had been sexually assaulted. Yet O'Reilly, in the July 14 broadcast of his Fox News talk show, "The O'Reilly Factor," boldly asserted that Bennett was "raped," according to a transcript of the broadcast published Thursday in The Times Argus, the daily newspaper of the state capital of Montpelier.

Jul 21 10:12

Bluetooth is watching: secret study gives Bath a flavour of Big Brother

The scanners, the first 10 of which were installed in Bath three years ago, are capturing Bluetooth radio signals transmitted from devices such as mobile phones, laptops and digital cameras, and using the data to follow unwitting targets without their permission.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

They can afford to put up wifi points to follow us around, but they can;t put up wifi points for schoolkids to have free net access? Is this a sick society or what?

Jul 21 10:06

A Brazen Evil

With all this talk of Iran's alleged attempt to build nuclear weapons – which our own intelligence services say was abandoned years ago – Israel is the one country in the region we know is armed to the gills with nukes. Given their history, the increasing extremism of their leadership and polity, and their fanatical devotion to the doctrine of preemption – indeed, they invented it, while George W. Bush merely adopted it – the Israelis are far more likely than any other member of the nuclear club to actually use nukes, as Morris makes all too clear.

Jul 21 10:03

PM's Israel speech will attack Iran

Webmaster's Commentary: 

There are only two problems.
1. Iran never actually threatened ti wipe Israel off of the map.
2. Israel, on the other hand, has threatened to wipe Iran off the map (and is in the process of wiping Palestine off of the map).

Jul 21 09:58

Labour has nearly doubled the number of laws that give officials access to your home

The 1,043 laws – nearly half of which have been introduced under Labour – include the right to inspect pot plants for pests, to measure the height of hedges, to search bedrooms for asylum seekers and to look at fridges for their energy rating.

The information will heighten fears among campaigners that Britain is becoming a "Big Brother" society.

Jul 21 09:57

Stock Market Dead Cat Bounce! Beware of Bear Market Trap

Bernanke and Paulson's smoke, mirrors and hot air are temporarily buoying markets, luring gullible investors back into stocks!

Jul 21 09:56

Death of Free Internet is Imminent

In the upcoming weeks watch for a report in Time Magazine that will attempt to smooth over the rough edges of a diabolical plot by Bell Canada and Telus, to begin charging per site fees on most Internet sites. The plan is to convert the Internet into a cable-like system, where customers sign up for specific web sites, and then pay to visit sites beyond a cutoff point.

Jul 21 09:54

You Say You Want a Revolution?

“We are at a stage in human history that is as monumental as changing from a hunter/gatherer society to an agricultural society and from an agricultural society to and industrial society. Where we’re headed now will be different because we have exhausted planetary space and human space for us to continue to look at things through the Cartesian measurement of material things.”

In other words, a new epoch is emerging that emphasizes relationships and communities more than the accumulation of things — and the counting of profits.

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The problem is getting the people who HAVE all the things to go along with that new paradigm.

Jul 21 09:52

Governor Proposes Martial Law Choppers For Chicago

Jul 21 09:44

Inquiry sheds new light on old Lowy case

Lowy representatives said they believed the contributions were "capital injections into the company from unknown international sources", according to an April 1995 Administrative Appeals Tribunal decision on a procedural matter that was tabled in Parliament that year.

... He said using Liechtenstein structures to hold assets was neither illegal nor improper. The family had never benefited from the structure, he said, and the Liechtenstein assets were distributed some years ago for charitable purposes in Israel.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This Lichtenstein deal is starting to smell like a latter-day BCCI

Jul 21 09:38

Gordon Brown promises Israel he will take the lead in preventing a nuclear Iran

In the first speech by a British prime minister to the Knesset, Mr Brown proclaimed himself a "friend of Israel" who would increase the pressure on Tehran until President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad halted his atomic programme.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

How doth Brown fuck up, let me count the ways.

1. You are the PM of Britain. What are you doing sucking up to the government of Israel? Don't you have problems in Britain to deal with?

2. Iran doesn't have a nuclear weapons program. They are building a power station; an activity they are legally allowed to do under the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty WHICH GREAT BRITAIN SIGNED.

3. Nobody has provided any proof that Iran is building nuclear weapons. Iran's "nookular" bombs are as imagnary as Saddam's were. Indeed the only grounds anyone has to suspect that Iran might build nuclear weapons under their reactor is that Israel has been doing so for the last 20 years.

Jul 21 09:21

Concern Mounts About FDIC Deposit Fund

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The FDIC may not have enough money to cover expected bank failures. And I can tell you right now what will happen. The FDIC will suggest raising insurance rates on deposits, the banks will scream that the rate increase will push more banks into default, and the FDIC will "suggest" a taxpayer bailout like we had back in the 80s.

Jul 21 09:10

Belarus secretly delivers Russian warplanes to Sudan - paper

A consignment of Russian fighter jets has been shipped to Sudan from Belarus, in an apparent breach of a UN Security Council resolution banning arms sales to the African state, the Sudan Tribune said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Years ago I was sailing on a tall ship, and as we approached the dock it was obvious that the Captain had made the approach too fast. Although it took almost a minute of waiting, everyone on board knew some kind of collision was about to happen, no matter how hard the crew tried to slow the speed of the ship. Finally we did hit, and while the damage was minor, mostly to the port side jumper strut, I recall the sickening feeling of inevitability where you knew disaster was coming and there was nothing you could do about it.

I get that same feeling watching events today. It seems like a new global war is coming and nothing can stop it even though the vast majority of the people living on Earth who will be forced to pay for and die in a new global war with to avoid it. The world's leaders see us all as little more than ants in a jar to be goaded into killing each other off for a few minutes' amusement.

Jul 21 09:09

U.S. highway trust fund veers toward crisis

Soaring gasoline prices are hurting Uncle Sam in the wallet too.

As motorists cut back on their driving and buy more fuel-efficient cars, the government is taking in less money from the federal gasoline tax.

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And we know what the solution will be; more tax on less goods.

Jul 21 09:07

New role for Python star: lifting ban on Life of Brian

She is immortalised on celluloid for her role in what is repeatedly referred to as one of the funniest films of all time - not to mention its famous nude scene. But these days Sue Jones-Davies, who starred as Judith Iscariot, fiery revolutionary and girlfriend of the messiah in Monty Python's Life of Brian, has a more sedate political role - as the new mayor of Aberystwyth.

Three weeks into the job, the first thing she is looking to do is to repeal the mid-Wales town's near 30-year ban on the film.

Jul 21 09:05

Russia may aim nukes at Europe

RUSSIA is considering aiming nuclear weapons at western Europe for the first time since the end of the Cold War, according to senior defence sources in Moscow.

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This is, of course, what the US Government wants. They yearn for a return to the days when fear of the "Commie Red Menace Evil Empire" reduced the American sheeple to a quivering mass of cowering slaves willing to do and pay anything for the imagined safety of the next new nuclear thingamajig that costs trillions to make, trillions to keep, and eventually corrodes into junk sitting in its silo somewhere.

Jul 21 08:56

Influx of Voters Expected to Test New Technology

With millions of new voters heading to the polls this November and many states introducing new voting technologies, election officials and voting monitors say they fear the combination is likely to create long lines, stressed-out poll workers and late tallies on Election Day.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Every election we get the same dire warnings, and every election it turns out that the "glitches" are linked to voting fraud.

The United States is the nation that put the first men on the moon. And yet we cannot produce an honest and efficient voting system?

Jul 21 08:54

As Papers Struggle, News Is Cut and the Focus Turns Local - NY

Almost two-thirds of American newspapers publish less foreign news than they did just three years ago, nearly as many print less national news, and despite new demands on newsrooms like blogs and video, most of them have smaller news staffs, according to a new study.

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Jul 21 08:50

Mossad Does New York...Adam Sandler's 9/11 Zohan Movie Prequel

Song writer extraordinaire, Junior Middle East Analyst and now Hollywood gossip columnist, Liberal White Boy, has just learned that alleged comedian, Adam Sandler, will be resurrecting his Zohan Mossad movie role. This time however the movie prequel will imitate real life as Zohan is caught with two other Mossad agents, Moe and Larry, in Liberty Park waiting for the first of two airliners to crash into the twin towers. The bungling agents are then seen high fiving in a celebratory manner and doing the double eye poke in a Moe like manner, as a shocked neighbor looks on.

Jul 21 08:46

Russia needs bombers in Cuba due to NATO expansion

The possible deployment of Russian strategic bombers in Cuba may be an effective response to the placement of NATO bases near Russia's borders, a former Air Force commander said on Monday.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Here it is, folks, the new Cold War that all the MIC boys want, and once they get it, they will bleed you and your children dry for the next 100 years.

Jul 21 08:45

Israeli Soldier Shoots Handcuffed And Blindfolded Palestinian Prisoner

Jul 21 08:38

DUBAI IS NUTS!!!

Webmaster's Commentary: 

But in a good way!

Jul 21 08:35

Russia May Send Military Aircraft Back to Cuba, Izvestiya Says

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Although this is posted under humor, it does have a serious side. The Cuban Missile crises was caused by the U.S. putting Nuke missiles in Turkey.. The Soviets responded by putting their Nuke missiles in Cuba. Could it happen again?

Jul 21 08:30

Drug Company Corruption Harms Children

"Joseph Biederman of Harvard may be the United States' most influential doctor when it comes to determining whether their children are normal or mentally ill. That's why Iowa Sen. Charles Grassley's recent revelation that Biederman did not declare $1.6 million in drug company consulting fees is so important, scary and tragic. Virtually all doctors who receive drug company money say they are not influenced, but every independent study examining the effects of such money says they are."
-- Lawrence Diller, M.D in the San Francisco Chronicle, 7/13/08

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is a follow-on the revelation that Dr. Biederman, who openly advocates the forced drugging of children in school for "Attention Deficit Disorder" (Otherwise known as teacher is boring me) was being paid by the companies that make and sell the very drugs he was recommending.

Jul 21 08:27

The global economy is at the point of maximum danger

It feels like the summer of 1931. The world's two biggest financial institutions have had a heart attack. The global currency system is breaking down. The policy doctrines that got us into this mess are bankrupt. No world leader seems able to discern the problem, let alone forge a solution.

Jul 21 08:22

Front group associated with Cheney calls for Bush to be dictator... for life...

President Bush can fail in his duty to himself, his country, and his God, by becoming “ex-president” Bush or he can become “President-for-Life” Bush: the conqueror of Iraq, who brings sense to the Congress and sanity to the Supreme Court. Then who would be able to stop Bush from emulating Augustus Caesar and becoming ruler of the world? For only an America united under one ruler has the power to save humanity from the threat of a new Dark Age wrought by terrorists armed with nuclear weapons.

July 20, 2008

Jul 20 17:23

Gordon Brown to condemn Iran's president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

The Prime Minister will send a tough message to the Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Monday, warning of imminent sanctions on oil and gas if he does not abandon his nuclear ambitions.

In a landmark speech to the Israeli parliament, Mr Brown will say that Mr Ahmadinejad's denial of Israel's right to exist is "totally abhorrent"

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Memo to UK Prime Minister Brown: Iran's alleged "nuclear ambitions" are to finish the power plant they are building, not create bombs.They are enriching uranium at 3%, which is completely consistent with the level of enrichment needed for a power plant, NOT the 98% enrichment you'd need for weapons development.

Also, Mr. Prime Minister, if in fact the Iranians were developing nuclear weapons, why has the IAEA not found one bit of evidence to support those claims?

And just one more bit of friendly advice. Before you make your speech to the Knesset on Monday regarding the statement "...Mr Ahmadinejad's denial of Israel's right to exist is 'totally abhorrent'...", please have someone who is completely familiar with the Farsi language go over precisely what Ahmedinejad stated, which is not a denial of Israel's right to exist.

I cannot but help remember Khrushchev's statement at the UN, which was translated as "We will bury you!" into English. What Premier Khrushchev actually stated was "You will bury yourselves" - a far cry from how it was translated into English.

Jul 20 17:04

Top U.S. admiral says strike on Iran means turmoil

White House military adviser Adm. Mike Mullen said on Sunday he was concerned that any U.S. or Israeli strike on Iran carried a notable risk of more turmoil in the Middle East.

"Right now I'm fighting two wars, and I don't need a third one," Mullen said, speaking of U.S. military engagements in Iraq and Afghanistan. But he quickly added the U.S. military would be capable of handling another front.

Mullen said he believed the Iranians are intent on building nuclear weapons

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Memo to Admiral Mullen: "believing" is not knowing.

It is amazing that Admiral Mullen can talk about "believing" Iran is developing nuclear weaponry when the IAEA is saying they have absolutely no concrete proof that Iran is developing anything more than a power plant.

And Admiral, one quick question, please: what will Russia be prepared to do to protect her geopolitical interests and financial interests?

That's something you and your counterparts had better darn "know" absolutely, and with great detail, if you and your Israeli counterparts are even thinking about striking Iran.

Jul 20 16:50

Israël Palestine / Israel soldier shoots arrested Palestinian on film / Images d'un soldat israélien tirant sur un Palestinien

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This kid had already been arrested and bound;.The IDF indulges in this kind of behavior all the time; they just hate like hell getting caught at it, which they certainly did this time.

Jul 20 16:50

Canadian MP presents petition: '911 Commission report is a fraudulent document'

This petition signed by some 500 Canadians was presented by the Deputy Leader of the New Democratic Party (NDP), which is one of Canada's main opposition parties in the House of Commons.

This presentation is of significance because it suggests that the leadership of the NDP is sceptical of the official explanation regarding 9/11 and is willing to debate the issue in the Canadian House of Commons.

Jul 20 16:47

Iraqi Leader: US Should Leave as Soon as Possible

Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki says U.S. troops should leave Iraq “as soon as possible,” according to a magazine report, and he called presidential candidate Barack Obama’s suggestion of 16 months “the right timeframe for a withdrawal.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Remember when Bush promised the US would leave Iraq when the government asked us to?

Jul 20 16:43

Missing Semtex 'left unguarded'

A depot in France from which a large quantity of powerful explosive went missing was poorly guarded, the regional head of security has said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This reeks of a setup.

Jul 20 16:42

US military jails 'black holes', say US lawyers for Afghan reporter

"Many people in Afghanistan and in Iraq that have been targeted for detention are local journalists covering the conflict in their own country," said another prominent US human rights lawyer, Barbara J. Olshansky.

When the United States detains reporters, photographers, camera operators and holds them for long period without charge for any offence and without trials and without any evidence, we know that part of the goal is to just shut people up," she said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Out of sight, out of mind, and out of the consciousness of most of the American and Afghani people; precisely where this government wants reporters who don't regurgitate the official line on command.

Jul 20 16:41

Israel probes 'detainee shooting'

Israel says it has launched an inquiry after an Israeli human rights group released footage that appears to show a soldier shoot a Palestinian detainee.

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Why no inquiry BEFORE the video was released?

Jul 20 16:37

The Chris Matthews Show: Why The White House REALLY Wants McCain To Win

The White House wants McCain to win because they know there would be no accountability for all their criminal acts with another Republican in office.

Jul 20 12:33

ISRAELI OCCUPATION SOLDIER SHOOTS BLINDFOLDED, HANDCUFFED PALESTINIAN DETAINEE

B’tselem quoted eyewitnesses as saying that Abu Rahma was beaten by soldiers who then dragged him to an army Jeep. There, a video clip showed one soldier aiming his rifle at the Abu Rahma’s legs from a distance of about 1.5 meters and firing a rubber-coated steel bullet at him.

Jul 20 11:47

Ford's most advanced assembly plant

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Too bad it is in Brazil.

Remember when the USA manufactured cars?

Jul 20 11:45

The Crisis Is Upon Us

The problem we face is not new in history. Authoritarianism has been around a long time. For centuries, inflation and debt have been used by tyrants to hold power, promote aggression, and provide “bread and circuses” for the people. The notion that a country can afford “guns and butter” with no significant penalty existed even before the 1960s when it became a popular slogan. It was then, though, we were told the Vietnam War and the massive expansion of the welfare state were not problems. The seventies proved that assumption wrong.

Jul 20 11:08

The coming of the third Palestinian exodus

Israel has once again sealed off the Gaza Strip from all but limited humanitarian aid, spawning widespread food, water and fuel shortages and crippling the local economy in the overcrowded territory of 1.5 million people. By depriving Palestinians of the basic conditions of a normal life, it is assumed that they will eventually choose to leave in what can once again be sold to the world as a voluntary exodus.

Jul 20 11:04

Afghanistan hit by record number of bombs

Air Force and allied warplanes are dropping a record number of bombs on Afghanistan targets.

For the first half of 2008, aircraft dropped 1,853 bombs — more than they released during all of 2006 and more than half of 2007’s total — 3,572 bombs.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Warning: very graphic picture of a dead Afghani child at the top of this article.

No country on this planet has ever successfully won a land war from the air. The outgoing NATO U.S. Forces commander has stated in plain English that we need around 400,000 troops to do this successfully: we only have 47,000 troops in Afghanistan now, and where the precisely the additional 353,000 troops are supposed to come from, no one has a clue.

What the US and NATO troops can do with continuing such assaults, is to further radicalize Afghanis against the Karzai government, and make the Taliban look like the good guys.

So what now?

Continue to bomb the hell out of the country, declare victory, and leave?

Or attempt to include insurgents into the political process and discussion?

The second possibility is the only logical thing the Karzai government, the US and NATO can do, if there is going to be any possibility of peace for this country.

Unfortunately, this administration and logic have never had much of an on-going relationship.

Jul 20 10:31

SAUDI-RUSSIAN MILITARY COOPERATION

For Washington the final slap must be Bandar bin Sultan's comment, "Both Russia and Saudi Arabia agree upon and understand each other in virtually every energy-related issue" (Interfax, July 14). Saudi Arabia and Russia are the world's number one and two oil exporters, controlling nearly a quarter of the world's oil production between them. If the two "understand each other," then the potential anguish over the growing Russian-Saudi rapprochement could extend far beyond the Western military-industrial complex to include motorists and those seeking to heat their homes next winter.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I would be very certain that both BandarAl Sultan and Putin play chess: I would be monumentally surprised if Bush and his administration can even mange checkers.

This agreement between Russia and Saudi Arabia will prove to be one heck of a "win/win" chess move in the years to come for both countries.

Jul 20 10:17

Afghan police, civilians killed by coalition troops

NATO said Sunday that its forces accidentally killed at least four civilians in eastern Afghanistan, while an official in the nation's west said foreign troops used air strikes on Afghan police, killing nine.

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More "winning the hearts and minds" of the Afghanis, courtesy of NATO, I see

Jul 20 10:08

eThe Gathering Tempest

For all practical purposes FATA is now an extension of the Afghan war, just as Cambodia was an extension of the Vietnam War. But just as going into Cambodia solved nothing and indeed in some ways made matters worse for the U.S. by opening another front in the war, going into FATA and bombing ‘terrorist sanctuaries’ or sending in ‘special forces’ will solve nothing. More likely, it will make things worse, both for the U.S. and Pakistan. Jihadi sentiment will grow. The Talibanization of the tribal areas is already well underway.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

When things get worse because of what the US and NATO are doing, count on them collectively to continue to do what is not working, and causing worse damage.

Jul 20 09:23

Rendering public opinion irrelevant

A new WorldPublicOpinion.org poll of 18 countries finds that in 14 of them people mostly say their government should not take sides in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Just three countries favor taking the Palestinian side (Egypt, Iran, and Turkey) and one is divided (India). No country favors taking Israel's side, including the United States, where 71 percent favor taking neither side.

Jul 20 09:21

Israeli marine attacks Palestinian fishing boats off Gaza water

Israeli marine vessels opened fire at Palestinian fishing boats on the sea off northwest Gaza Strip early Sunday, violating a fragile ceasefire, security sources said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And when Palestine shoots back, the US media will obediently put the blame for the collapse of the cease fire on the Palestinians.

Jul 20 09:19

Unsealing secrets of the Rosenbergs

The Rosenbergs were accused of passing atomic secrets to the Soviet Union during World War II, when the Soviets were America's allies. After a sensational 1951 trial, they were convicted of conspiracy to commit espionage. Two years later, they became the first - and so far the last - American civilians to be prosecuted and put to death for spying.

Jul 20 09:17

Holocaust Rolled Out Yet Again To Silence Criticism

The US delegation, led by Susan Schwab, immediately hurled her decendancy from Holocaust survivors straight back at him, in order to deflect media attention from the fact that the policies of the World Trade Organisation can quite justifiably be compared to those of the Hitler regime.

Jul 20 09:11

PHOTO OF THE WEEK ~~ 20/7/08

Jul 20 09:10

‘BIRDS OF A FEATHER FLOCK TOGETHER’

Would you buy a used car from this man? …. Yet you give him 3 BILLION dollars a year.

Jul 20 09:09

IS THERE SUCH A THING AS ACCEPTABLE RACISM?

Jul 20 09:04

Take off those yellow ribbons They're a fraud

Yellow ribbons.

They're everywhere.

They're supposed to be a sign of
support for US troops.

What they really say is:

"We don't care about our troops
and we don't care about our
country. We just want to look
like we're conforming."

Jul 20 09:00

McCain Aide Scheunemann Linked To Bush Library ‘Cash For Access’ Scandal

In a further link, Randy Scheunemann, chief foreign policy and national security adviser to John McCain, the Republican presidential candidate, was listed in the WSE brochure as part of its executive team. Scheunemann and Associates, his lobbying firm, is reported as having represented the Caspian Alliance in 2005.

At the undercover meeting last week, Payne said Scheunemann had been “working with me on my payroll for five of the last eight years”. When confronted over the link to KMG, Payne declined to comment.

Jul 20 08:57

French police probe missing plastic explosives

French anti-terrorism police are investigating the theft of 28 kg (61 lbs) of plastic explosives from a site near the southeastern city of Lyon, officials said on Friday.

Jul 20 08:57

Bank of China may hold huge US debt

Bank of China Ltd may own about $20 billion of debt issued by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, representing two-thirds of total holdings among the six largest Chinese banks, according to CLSA Ltd.

Jul 20 08:55

US tells lies about torture, say MPs

In a damning criticism of US integrity, the House of Commons Foreign Affairs Committee said ministers should no longer take at face value statements from senior politicians, including George Bush, that America does not resort to torture in the light of the CIA admitting it used 'waterboarding'.

Jul 20 08:54

'Goebbels' reference rocks WTO talks, US angry at Brazil

Some pre-negotiation jabbing turned into a potentially damaging diplomatic incident Saturday when Brazil's foreign minister said rich countries' deception in trade talks reminded him of tactics used by Nazi propaganda chief Joseph Goebbels.

Jul 20 08:40

Cops say lawyers ran midtown brothel

Prominent tax lawyer Louis Posner; his wife, Betty; and 19 others were arrested on a variety of prostitution and money-laundering charges at The Hot Lap Dance Club, which the couple ran out of a velvet-heavy loft, police said.

Cops said Posner raked in $1 million over the last 10 months from the operation, which billed itself as "the Number 1 Gentlemen's Club in the World."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Setting a good example for the kiddies, I see. Personally, I would prefer the company of hookers and strippers to lawyers (and politicians) any day

Jul 20 08:38

US troops kill relatives of Iraq governor in raid

The U.S. military says American soldiers have killed two armed relatives of a provincial governor during a raid against al-Qaida in Iraq.

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Whoopsie

Jul 20 08:35

"I have more Jewish grandchildren than anyone."

This is what America has become. A nation led by Israeli loving fifth columnists who will do ANYTHING to please their masters in Tel Aviv. Like Israeli-firster Speaker of the House Pelosi, who never misses a chance to kiss her Zionist Master's derrière. Here's a small sampling of Pelosi's traitorous activities performed in service to that racist and apartheid Jews only state of Hate, Israel:

Jul 20 08:33

Hollywood, A Zionist Historical Fantasy Land...Does It Need Some New Villains?

I think Hollywood writers need to find some new villains for their stories. Their always picking on Adolf or some Nazi as their villain. Yes Hitler was a murderous ass, and he and the Nazis worked well as villains for four or five decades, but it's getting a little old. More recently of course Arab terrorists have filled the villainy bill for many of our Jewish writers. Like racist Adam Sandler in his new movie, You Don't Mess With The Zohan. In a not very interesting twist in this movie, he used both.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

How about politicians who lie their people into wars? There is a good villain for the movies!!!!

Jul 20 08:29

Iran given two-week deadline to end the nuclear impasse

The failure to reach agreement appeared likely to trigger new European and UN sanctions and to raise tensions in the Gulf. An Iranian rejection would also represent a rebuff to conciliatory moves from Washington, including the dispatch of a senior diplomat to Geneva to attend high-level talks with the Iranians for the first time in nearly three decades. The diplomat, William Burns, left Geneva without making any public comments.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Threats are NOT 'Conciliatory gestures.' What looked like a possibility to avoid yet another disastrous war for the US is apparently only a repeat of the cheap theatrics the US engaged in just prior to the invasion of Iraq, where the US tried to look like it was searching for a peaceful solution even as the bombs were being loaded onto the airplanes.

The tip off is Condi's statement that Iran would have to suspend enrichment prior to any negotiations. This is a classic tactic intended to wreck the possability of a solution by giving the other side the choice of total capitulation to US demands before any negotiations (with the guaratnee that any subsequent negotiations would not produce anything in return) or being portrayed as the bad guy for "sabotaging" the "negotiations".

Under the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, Iran has a legal right, recognized by the US Government, to build nuclear power plants and to make fuel rods for them, and NOBODY has produced an iota of evidence that Iran is doing anything else.

Jul 20 08:18

Israel’s collective psychosis: The denial syndrome

Seeking to cope with Hezbullah’s success in getting Israel to release all Lebanese prisoners, dead and living, in exchange for the remains of two Israeli soldiers, Israeli leaders, media and shapers of public opinion have been indulging in sanctimonious self-glorification while denouncing the other side as “hateful, uncivilized and representing an inferior culture.”

Jul 20 08:16

VIDEO - Dogs and small children always seem to just know who to distrust...

Jul 20 08:15

When the Truth takes off Her Clothes, the World Disappears.

Telling the truth is like performing a strip tease. It is because of this that many people are offended. Nudity offends people who believe that their body, the visible and the more esoteric portions, is something to hide. Another reason that some people find the truth to be offensive is because they make personal profit from lies. It stands to reason that many people believe that the truth is ugly, or inconvenient. Why go to such lengths to conceal it otherwise? It can also be said that the truth is hidden because it stands in contradiction to the thing that conceals it.

July 19, 2008

Jul 19 18:50

War fears cast a shadow over Stalin's former playground

It has been almost 15 years since ethnic Abkhaz militias won a bloody war for independence from Georgia, in which thousands were killed and 250,000 Georgians - around half of Abkhazia's population - fled their homes. But in Gali, the only area where some of the refugees have been allowed to return, it looks as if the fighting has only just ended.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

One has to wonder at the timing of the bombing campaign here.

Which geopolitical entities might love to see Russia distracted with a yet another regional dust-up in the Balkans?

Perhaps those entities which are preparing for some kind of attack against one of Russia's other neighboring countries where it has a great of financial interests??

Jul 19 18:33

MAJESTIC MEMORIES

The government may declare victory in wars started in foreign lands, but for the people who live in small towns in this land the results are barely distinguishable from defeat. Lives are lost, families destroyed, futures shattered, hopes destroyed; all this is the price paid by the people for the "foreign entanglements" we were long ago warned to avoid. The real price of war is paid not just by those who died in it, but by those who are left behind who bury their dead and pay the bills.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Relinked in light of the war with Iran looking like it is back on again.

Jul 19 18:19

U.S. to Iran: Cooperate or face confrontation

A U.S. decision to bend policy and sit down with Iran at nuclear talks fizzled Saturday, with Tehran stonewalling and the Bush administration emphasizing that the choice for Iranian leaders is cooperation or confrontation.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I was hoping saner heads would prevail, but apparently the pro-war neocons have won, which means we all lose.

Jul 19 18:08

Zimbabwe introduces $100 billion banknotes

Zimbabwe's troubled central bank introduced $100 billion banknotes Saturday in a desperate bid to ease the recurrent cash shortages plaguing the inflation-ravaged economy.

Jul 19 18:06

Commercial bankruptcies soar, reflecting widening economic woes

Driven by a sour economy and skittish consumers, U.S. business bankruptcies saw their sharpest quarterly rise in two years, jumping 17 percent in the second quarter of 2008, according to an analysis by McClatchy.

Jul 19 18:05

Are we Americans now barbarians and savages?

"A number of Hessians and Waldeckers have fallen into our hands. The German officers and soldiers by a finesse of the British, to increase their ferocity, had been led to believe that Americans are savages and barbarians, and if taken, would have their bodies stuck full of pieces of dry wood and in that manner burnt to death. But they were very agreeably disappointed, and much pleased, on meeting civil and kind treatment."

Jul 19 17:54

Commercial bankruptcies soar, reflecting widening economic woes

Jul 19 11:21

Sunni bloc rejoins Iraq's Shiite-led government

Iraq's largest Sunni Arab political bloc ended a nearly yearlong boycott of the Shiite-led government Saturday in another step toward healing the sectarian rifts that once brought almost daily bloodshed.The National Accordance Front agreed to return after parliament approved six Sunni officials to fill vacant seats in the Cabinet.

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Let us hope that the rapprochement between these two groups are more than merely cosmetic; if not, things could devolve very quickly here.

Jul 19 11:00

Beans may be off the menu due to fewer bumblebees

Jul 19 09:46

WHAT’S MISSING FROM THE NEW YORK TIMES

But there is something missing from this emotional story of endangered children and their families- namely the context in which these tragedies occur. There is no mention here of the Israeli occupation of Palestine, the source of the struggle. We are not shown that far more Palestinian than Israeli children live in daily danger: lacking medical treatment in Gaza, on the verge of malnutrition, caught up in brutality at check points or simply walking home from school.

Jul 19 08:57

Jewish guerrillas told British: quit Palestine or die

A pamphlet warning Britons to leave the Middle East or face death has come to light in a stash of illicit propaganda.

The document does not hail from Basra or Baghdad, nor was it penned by the Islamists of al-Qaeda or the al-Mahdi Army. It was found in Haifa, about 60 years ago, and it was issued by the underground group led by Menachem Begin – the future Prime Minister of Israel and winner of the Nobel Peace Prize.

Jul 19 08:55

Outrage over US army exercise to shoot pigs

The US Army is moving ahead with plans to shoot live pigs and treat their gunshot wounds in a medical trauma exercise for soldiers destined to serve in Iraq.

The army says that the exercise is critical to saving the lives of wounded soldiers. Animal rights activists have criticised the exercise as cruel and outdated.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So is war. Let's stop doing that, too!

Jul 19 08:53

Citi Chairman: Housing Prices Could Fall For Two More Years

Citigroup chairman Win Bischoff has warned that house prices in Britain and the United States are likely to keep falling for another two years.

Jul 19 08:48

BEWARE THE 'POOL POLICE'!

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Don't you guys have real crooks to chase, like the guys who lied us into the war?

Jul 19 08:46

Summer TCA: In Which PBS Asserts that the Beatles Are an American Band, And That's Just the Start

Webmaster's Commentary: 

More proof that PBS has stopped dealing in facts and lives on propaganda now.

Jul 19 08:44

Israel didn't know of cluster bomb use

A former Israeli defense official says the Israeli military used cluster bombs for two weeks during the 2006 Lebanon war without telling the Israeli government.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This sounds suspiciously like "The torture was done by some rogue soldiers."

Jul 19 08:39

AP’S PROBLEM IS NOT WHAT IT THINKS IT IS

So, the change may be shallow at first. And we should remember that even if the “objectivity” pretense is eradicated there will always remain 1,001 other ways to be dishonest. But it is creative new online journalism that is driving the changes we’re seeing, and if those changes lead us finally to give serious support to independent journalism, we will then see deep and meaningful change in our public communications.

Jul 19 08:37

BRIDGE OVER TROUBLED WATER?

The ‘Peace Process’….. is it a Bridge over troubled water or a bridge going nowhere?

Jul 19 08:37

OCCUPATION REALITY CHECK ~~ FRIENDS OF ISRAEL ARE BLIND TO THE TRUTH

Westerners seem to forget the reality regarding Israel and its occupation of Palestine….

* like Israel has been ethnically cleansing the Palestinian people for 60 years
* like Israel continues to occupy, rob, humiliate and murder its neighbours
* like Israel is no Western-style democracy but an apartheid-loving ethnocracy
* like Israel has ignored nearly 40 UN resolutions, flouts international law and is oblivious to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Jul 19 08:36

GOP whistleblower names Karl Rove in Ohio's 04 election theft

"This entire system is being programmed in secret by programmers who have no oversight by anybody," the expert charged, as Arnebeck detailed allegations of complicity by a number of powerful GOP operatives and companies who had unique access both to the election results as reported in 2004, as well as to U.S. House and Senate computer networks even today.

Jul 19 08:29

Will Bush Play "Get-Out-of-Jail-Free" Card?

Even if he somehow dodges the murder rap, sooner or later Bush will face dozens of charges of war crimes, kidnapping, torture, electoral fraud, maybe even high treason against the Constitution of the United States of America. Bush is a good bet to be our first ex-president to spend the rest of his life behind bars.

I say IF Bush leaves office next January because...well, he'd have to be crazy to step down.

Jul 19 08:27

Beverly Hills mall mogul to testify before Senate subcommittee

A Beverly Hills shopping center magnate whose family investments have been routed through a bank in the tiny country of Liechtenstein is set to testify next week before a Senate subcommittee in Washington conducting a probe of overseas tax havens.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Nothing will be done, except that Congress will know a great place to park their profits from all the war-stocks they have invested in!

Jul 19 08:24

Political Billboard Showing 9/11 Tragedy Creates Controversy

A controversial billboard in Orange County has a picture of the burning World Trade Center and the message, "Please Don't Vote for a Democrat."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Ummmm, didn't 9-11 happen during a REPUBLICAN administration, with a REPUBLICAN Congress?

Jul 19 08:16

N.H. will accept free oil from Chavez after all

Two years ago, New Hampshire refused to accept heating oil from Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, the pro-Castro U.S. critic who once called President Bush "the devil." But with fuel prices rising, well, free oil is free oil.

With the state's blessing, New Hampshire residents will be receiving some of the fuel this winter.

July 18, 2008

Jul 18 18:44

U.S. To Curb Some Naked Short Selling

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission will limit the ability of traders to bet on a drop in shares of brokerage firms, Freddie Mac, and Fannie Mae as part of a crackdown on stock manipulation, the agency's chairman said.

Jul 18 17:34

HERE’S YOUR CHANCE TO SILENCE DESERTPEACE AND MICHAEL RIVERO

Jul 18 17:20

The Theft of Your Vote Is Just a Chip Away

Are computerized voting machines a wide-open back door to massive voting fraud? A growing number of Americans are saying our votes are too sacred to reside only on computer chips.

Jul 18 13:49

MODERN APARTHEID ~~ GOTTA LOVE THOSE ISRAELIS

The government is expected to approve Sunday the establishment of a new Arab city in the Galilee region, in a bid to resolve the housing crisis faced young Arab couples in northern Israel.

Jul 18 12:51

GOP cyber-security expert suggests Diebold tampered with 2002 election

Spoonamore received the Diebold patch from a whistleblower close to the office of Cathy Cox, Georgia’s then-Secretary of State. In discussions with RAW STORY, the whistleblower -- who wishes to remain anonymous for fear of retaliation -- said that he became suspicious of Diebold's actions in Georgia for two reasons. The first red flag went up when the computer patch was installed in person by Diebold CEO Bob Urosevich, who flew in from Texas and applied it in just two counties, DeKalb and Fulton, both Democratic strongholds.

Jul 18 12:49

Did Air Force divert terror funds to buy posh seats?

For three years, the Air Force's top leadership sought to spend counterterrorism money on "comfort capsules" on military planes that ferry senior officers and civilian leaders, with at least four top generals involved in selecting the color of the capsules' carpet and leather chairs, according to internal e-mails and budget documents.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The war on terror, like the war on global warming, is just an excuse to trick the people into making do with less, so that the rulers may have that much more.

Jul 18 12:47

Investors riot in Pakistan as market tumbles

Popular anger over tumbling equity prices erupted in Pakistan on Thursday, underscoring the difficulties regulators face in attempting to prop up falling markets as turbulence in many of the world's financial markets continues unabated.

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