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THOUGHT FOR THE DAY!

"We need not deceive ourselves that we can afford today the luxury of altruism and world-benefaction... We should cease to talk about vague and unreal objectives such as human rights, the raising of the living standards, and democratization. The day is not far off when we are going to have to deal in straight power concepts. The less we are then hampered by idealistic slogans, the better." -- George Kennan head of U.S. State Department Policy Planning Staff, 1948

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August 4, 2009

Aug 04 10:20

Grassroots Uprising

This is remarkable...citizens in Texas, Pennsylvania and New York confronting Congressional leaders over healthcare and expanding government.

Aug 04 09:42

Obama Sends a Signal to the Few Remaining Suckers Who Believe in the Rule of Law

For anyone still harboring a few scraps of vestigial hope that the change of administration effected by the 2008 election would restore even a thin, weak, straggly lineament thin of the rule of law in the United States, the recent opinion piece by Barack Obama's hand-picked CIA chief, the doleful Establishment water-toter Leon Panetta, will tell you all you need to know.

In the piece, Panetta followed the Dick Cheney party line that the Obama Administration has adopted whole cloth. Anyone fooled by the stilted kabuki theater staged in the past few months -- i.e., a purported "great conflict" between Obama and Cheney over torture and other Terror War issues -- has, as they say, rocks in the head.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The only "change" the American people received with the election of Obama, was to simply have a more telegenic, talented pitchman for absolutely the bloody same agenda.

Aug 04 09:37

OBAMA SAYS DR. KING PAVED HIS WAY BUT KING WOULD REJECT OBAMA?S WARS

In his rousing speech to the NAACP, President Obama praised the civil rights leaders of the past whose sacrifices "began the journey that has led me (to the White House.) He neglected to mention, however, that the majority of those civil rights leaders, most notably Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., opposed the war in Viet Nam and, if they were alive today, likely would oppose his escalation of the war in Afghanistan.



Aug 04 09:35

On Exploiting Land and Natural Gas

There is a paradox at the heart of recent news stories from Egypt, Israel, and the Palestinian Authority concerning various natural gas and land 'business deals.' For in this day of seemingly unsurpassed state power there is a tendency to downplay its true extent. It is frequently proclaimed that the exigencies of international power structures limit state agency. Often, the aim is to shield the state and/or the true holders of power in the state from the consequences of rapacious behavior toward citizens and resources.

Aug 04 09:33

British Lance-Corporal Joe Glenton refuses to go to Afghanistan

Lance-Corporal Joe Glenton, facing court-martial for refusing to be redeployed to Afghanistan, has written to Prime Minister Gordon Brown, saying in part:

"The war in Afghanistan is not reducing the terrorist risk, far from improving Afghan lives it is bringing death and devastation to their country. Britain has no business there. I do not believe that our cause in Afghanistan is just or right. I implore you, sir, to bring our soldiers home."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is one very brave, and honest, human being.

Aug 04 09:27

UK Army families 'forced to rely on charity food handouts'

Army families are being forced to rely on charity food handouts because they cannot make ends meet on the wages paid to low-ranking soldiers, it has been reported.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Unflipping believable, and yet just another indication of the consummate contempt in which Parliament holds their soldiers and their families.

Aug 04 09:21

Israel targets human rights groups

In a bid to staunch the flow of damaging evidence of war crimes committed during Israel’s winter assault on Gaza, the Israeli government has launched a campaign to clamp down on human rights groups, both in Israel and abroad.

It has begun by targeting one of the world’s leading rights organisations, the US-based Human Rights Watch (HRW), as well as a local group of dissident army veterans, Breaking the Silence, which last month published the testimonies of 26 combat soldiers who served in Gaza.

Additionally, according to the Israeli media, the government is planning a “much more aggressive stance” towards human rights groups working to help the Palestinians.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Desperation on the cusp of madness.

With the net and a 24/7 news cycle, the Israeli government can no longer spew its propaganda without a challenge.

Go ahead, Israel; develop a "much more aggressive stance" against those who are called by conscience and morality to assist the Palestinians. See where it gets you.

This campaign will get you no where, except for creating a profound embarrassment for the Israeli government, world-wide, and a characterization of Israel as more of an apartheid, pariah state than it already is perceived to be by thinking people.



Aug 04 09:14

FLASHBACK - THE TWO ISRAELI SOLDIERS WERE CAPTURED IN LEBANON

Do you get it yet?

Israel sent troops across the border into Lebanon. They then claimed the captured invaders were "kidnap victims" and launched their attacks.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Relinked in light of the "hikers" who wandered into Iran and were arrested.

Aug 04 09:13

Beginning to Smell in Afghanistan

As the old saying goes, "guests, like fish, begin to smell after three days." Because we have no status-of-forces-agreement with Afghanistan, we cannot even pose as guests as in Iraq, let alone welcome ones. After almost eight years in Afghanistan, it is hard to exaggerate how pungent must be our odor to Afghans.

The United States has achieved our objectives in Afghanistan. We ought to declare victory and bring our combat forces home. Due to our tendency to look after the tactical details and miss the proverbial forest for the trees, this critically important strategic realization is in danger of being missed.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Unfortunately, the US is not going to leave Afghanistan because one of the two major objectives has not yet been realized.

The drug trade, and flow of heroin, (from which so many profit so handsomely) is being protected.

Anyone remember the "Golden Triangle" from the Viet Nam days?

However, the pipelines (through which oil from the Middle East and Eurasia will be controlled) have not yet been installed because of the instability caused by the US/NATO occupation of Afghanistan.

And that may keep the US in Afghanistan nearly indefinitely until that objective is accomplished.

Aug 04 09:06

White House Cybersecurity Aide Quits

Aide quits after saying she is unable to be effective since a higher post she wanted has been left vacant for two months.

Aug 04 09:04

[Video] Michael Moore's "Sicko"

This is a documentary the US health care industry hopes you will never see.



Aug 04 09:03

Wham Bam Bananastan

Mr. Obama is allowing the warmongery to steer him into a course of action that will make America the latest superpower to impale itself on the far side of the Khyber Pass. In 1978 Zbigniew Brzezinski, Jimmy Carter’s national security adviser, manipulated events in a way that turned Afghanistan into the Soviet Union’s Vietnam. "The West should not repeat the mistakes that the Soviets made," he now says. "We are now running the risk of unintentionally duplicating what the Soviets were doing."

Sun Tzu noted, "No nation ever profited from a long war." A headline banner at the Department of Defense Web site reads, "The United States Is a Nation Engaged in What Will Be a Long War."

Aug 04 08:57

Gaza children shatter world record

(I'll bet they shattered the record in number of homemade kites, too! These kids have close to nothing...it's not like Israel allows the importation of kites or food and medicine or anything silly like that).

It was an unlikely place to shatter a world record, but the beaches of the Gaza Strip were the venue for thousands of Palestinian children who flew the largest number of kites simultaneously from the same place.

The record that once stood at 713 has been broken, thanks to the efforts of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) and about 6,000 kite-flying children.

Aug 04 08:54

The United States does not have the best health care system in the world

The United States is the only wealthy, industrialized, developed country in the world that does not offer health care to all of its citizens.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Although the current Obama health care bill moving through congress is not the answer, there has to be a far better answer than what we have now in terms of providing good health care to US citizens.

Diverting the billions spent on these wars without end, and using them to fund a workable, universal health care would be a real start.

And congressional representatives do have an embarrassment of riches when it comes to their own health care packages, which - even if they only serve one term - are theirs for life.

Aug 04 08:52

Rabbi, others plead guilty to conspiracy

Rabbi Naftali Tzi Weisz pleaded guilty to orchestrating a scheme that helped donors avoid paying federal income taxes by having them donate millions of dollars to charities run by Spinka, his Brooklyn-based Orthodox Jewish group, then secretly refunding most of the money.



Aug 04 08:48

Russia increases troops' alert in S Ossetia after Georgia's provocations

Russia has deployed its troops and border guards in Georgia's breakaway region of South Ossetia on increased alert following provocations from Georgia, Russian news agency RIA Novosti reported on Tuesday.

"The situation is really worrisome, provocations from the Georgian side on the eve of the anniversary of the August events last year are continuing," Andrei Nesterenko, spokesman for Russian Foreign Ministry, said in a statement posted on the ministry's website.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

If the Georgia/Russia conflict goes "hot", coupled with more destabilization in Pakistan (which would impede Russia getting supplies to Iran by ground), look for a potential US/Israeli attack against Iran to begin shortly after those two things happen.

Aug 04 08:45

Jewish leader arrested for child porn

A director for a Holocaust museum and member of the Anti-Defamation League has been arrested for possessing more than 23 child pornography videos.
Webmaster's Commentary: 

I love the way that Rob tries to talk up what a swell guy this pervert is if you just ignore that itty bitty problem of 23 child porn videos on his computer.

Aug 04 08:39

$100 Million Payday Poses Problem for Pay Czar

In a few weeks, the Treasury Department's czar of executive pay will have to answer this $100 million question: Should Andrew J. Hall get his bonus?

Mr. Hall, the 58-year-old head of Phibro, a small commodities trading firm in Westport, Conn., is due for a nine-figure payday, his cut of profits from a characteristically aggressive year of bets in the oil market.

There is little doubt that Mr. Hall is owed the money under his contract. The problem is that his contract is with Citigroup, which was saved with roughly $45 billion in taxpayer aid.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I love the smell of irony in the morning!

Aug 04 08:38

PALESTINE TODAY; HUMILITY, LOVE AND HOPE

Families continue to be evicted from Jerusalem for being not Jewish. In this case two Palestinian refugee families (nearly 50 individuals) who lived in these homes since they were evicted from their homes in West Jerusalem in 1948 are made refugees again. Israeli colonial settlers claim the land was owned by Jews before 1948. But of course Palestinian natives cannot claim the land they owned before 1948.



Aug 04 08:36

KRISTALLNACHT WAS NOT AIMED AT JEWS

WOOPS!!!! Wrong headline…..
Should have been……
Gay center attack / Top cop: Shooting may not have been hate crime

Aug 04 08:36

No tax hike for middle class: White House

U.S. President Barack Obama will keep his promise not to raise taxes on people making less than $250,000 a year, the White House said Monday, rebutting comments by administration officials that indicated otherwise.

"The president has made a very clear commitment to not raise taxes on middle-class families," White House spokesman Robert Gibbs told a regular briefing.

"Let me be precise. The president's clear commitment is not to raise taxes on those making less than $250,000 a year," he said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I wouldn't hold my breath on this one.

And it's interesting that the white house defines people making just slightly less than $250,000.00 per year as "middle class".

Aug 04 08:36

REGARDING THE JERUSALEM EVICTIONS, HAS ISRAEL FINALLY GONE TOO FAR?

Condemnations are rolling in concerning the illegal evictions of Palestinians in Occupied East Jerusalem. Consensus seems to be that these actions ‘were totally unacceptable’

Slowly but surely the world seems to be waking up to to the reality of the ugliness and danger of zionism.

Aug 04 08:35

SADDEST PHOTO OF THE YEAR

NO CHILD SHOULD HAVE TO FACE THE HORRORS THAT THE CHILDREN IN GAZA FACE DAILY…..



Aug 04 08:34

Dick Act of 1902… Can’t Be Repealed (Gun Control Forbidden) – Protection Against Tyrannical Government

The Dick Act of 1902 cannot be repealed; to do so would violate bills of attainder and ex post facto laws which would be yet another gross violation of the U.S. Constitution and the Bill of Rights. The President of the United States has zero authority without violating the Constitution to call the National Guard to serve outside of their State borders.

Aug 04 08:31

Abbas Launches First Fatah Conference In Decades

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas launched his Fatah movement's first conference in two decades Tuesday with a call for his people to limit their resistance to Israel to marches and protests and not to abandon peace talks despite years of setbacks.

Yet the three-day gathering opened in disarray, with some 400 Gaza delegates unable to attend because of an increasingly acrimonious standoff between Abbas and Hamas. The Islamic militants, who wrested control of Gaza from Abbas in 2007, prevented Fatah delegates from leaving the territory for the conference.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Memo to Hamas and Fatah; unless and until you can find reconciliation and a unified voice with which to speak to the Israeli government, there will be no Palestinian state, or - if it does get founded - it will not be much larger than a postage stamp!

Aug 04 08:25

Bush urges unified warning against North Korea

Former US president George W. Bush said Saturday the five nations involved in nuclear disarmament talks with North Korea must send a unified warning against Pyongyang's continued defiance.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This statement reminds me of a classic line from one of the comedian Ron White's standup routines: "you can't fix stupid"

First, North Korea is a client state of China, and China is its largest trading partner. For anything here to work in terms of negotiations must have China behind it one thousand percent.

And it appears that Bush is already suffering from acute, selective amnesia regarding the actions of his administration.

Bush gave North Korea and the world a masterful lesson about what happens to countries without a solid nuclear deterrent through his invasion and subsequent occupation of Iraq.

Aug 04 08:23

Swine Flu 1976 & Propaganda

CBS " 60 MINUTES" documentary on the swine flu epidemics of 1976 in the U.S. It went on air only once and was never shown again.



Aug 04 08:19

Bayer Knowingly Sold HIV Contaminated Medicine!

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Sure you want this industry sticking needles in your arm?

Aug 04 08:19

Bill Clinton in N.Korea mission to free reporters

Former US president Bill Clinton arrived in North Korea on Tuesday on a surprise mission to free two jailed US journalists, in what was the highest-profile visit by an American to Pyongyang for nearly a decade.

“Our interest is the successful completion of this issue and to confirm the safe return of the two journalists,” a US official travelling separately with the ex-president’s wife, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, told reporters.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The story about the journalists is just a smokescreen; convenient, but nothing more than a cover story.

Clinton has been dispatched to Pyongyang to see what it will take to get North Korea back to the bargaining table. He would not be meeting with Kim Jong-Il, were this not the case.

Of course, this time, the US had better honor the commitments it makes (unlike what happened during the Bush administration)

Aug 04 08:18

Homeless people die after bird flu vaccine trial in Poland

Physicians! (and patients!): Please watch Mike Wallace's Banned 60 Minutes episode about the 1976 Swine Flu tragedy and CDC propaganda

Aug 04 08:17

New Evidence: That The ‘Swine Flu’ Pandemic Is Man-Made

To realize such windfall profits on an engineered, global flu pandemic, detailed covert planning must take place of course.

Patents protecting the proprietary flu vaccine must be applied for and secured before the pandemic virus is released in order to minimize the competition and maximize the profit potentials. In a biological attack of this nature, timing is extremely critical.

Indeed, the evidence is clear ­ Novartis applied for just such a patent on Nov. 4, 2005, and the U.S. Patent Office accepted this application and granted US 20090047353A1 for a “Split Influenza Vaccine with Adjuvants” on February 19, 2009.



Aug 04 08:15

Superhumans and Subhumans on NPR

Covering the anti-gay shootings and killings in Tel Aviv, NPR's hourly news bulletin this Sunday morning stated the following:

(Dave Pignanelli): "Officials say they believe it is the worst hate crime in in Israel in decades."

Aug 04 08:11

Israeli eviction of Palestinian families denounced

Israeli police evicted two Palestinian families on Sunday from homes in occupied Arab East Jerusalem and allowed Jewish colonists to move in, despite pressure from Israel's main ally, the United States, to freeze the expansion of colonies.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

STOP SENDING THE CHECKS!
STOP SENDING THE CHECKS!
STOP SENDING THE CHECKS!
STOP SENDING THE CHECKS!
STOP SENDING THE CHECKS!

Aug 04 08:11

50 Palestinians evicted from their Jerusalem homes

Israeli police evicted two Palestinian families in east Jerusalem on Sunday, then allowed Jewish settlers to move into their homes, drawing criticism from Palestinians, the United Nations and the State Department.

Police arrived before dawn and cordoned off part of the Arab neighborhood of Sheikh Jarrah before forcibly removing more than 50 people, said Chris Gunness, spokesman for the U.N. agency in charge of Palestinian refugees.

U.N. staff later saw vehicles bringing Jewish settlers to move into the homes, he said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Israel needs a really BIG distraction right now!

Aug 04 08:09

Three Americans Being Interrogated In Iran

The detentions follow attempts by Washington to increase pressure on the Islamic state over its nuclear drive.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Interesting how hard they are trying to link the hikers to Iran's nuclear power plant.

Aug 04 08:00

New U.S.-Israeli Crime Ring Detailed

The suspects filed thousands of fraudulent requests for tax refunds in the names of prisoners in federal penitentiaries, without the prisoners’ knowledge, according to an indictment filed in Chicago. They then laundered the money through Israeli bank accounts, the authorities said.

Aug 04 07:59

“Finish The Job”:Jews On Expelling the Arabs

"..The main lesson Israel continues to miss is ‘failure’ due to it’s religious devotion to their false idol in it’s quest for peace without HaShem.

If you had listened to G-d instead of the demi-god Bush you would have never left Gush Katif. ,you would have finished the job in Lebanon and Gaza.
You made a poor choice of god’s to follow.
Your choice condemns you Israel.

For too long Israel has acted like a cripple totally dependant on her false god America Babylon for survival.The one you ran to for peace has brought you everything but peace.
It’s past time to start walking like a grown man with faith in the One you have ignored for so long. Israel is never alone whe she looks to her Creator.”

Aug 04 07:56

FEMA Is dysfunctional, so we're making it larger?

Don't look now, but US lawmakers -- Republican and Democrat alike -- in Congress are grabbing more power for themselves while at the same time creating a whole new federal bureaucracy. Americans will rue the day it was created when they see their communities under the control of federal bureaucrats and agencies.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency was so ineffective and mismanaged during Hurricane Katrina that it should be totally dismantled and replaced with a new disaster response agency, according to a draft of a Senate report that was presented to their Homeland Security Committee.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The reason FEMA did so poorly during Hurricane Katrina is that taking care of the people isn't their job. FEMA's purpose is to take care of the GOVERNMENT in a crisis, even to the point of defending it from the people!

Aug 04 07:53

MoD spin doctor 'suffered post-traumatic stress disorder after being forced to lie that Army vehicles were safe'

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Awwww, let's all feel sorry for the poor minister!!!!!!!!!!

(This is the world's smallest violin playing 'My Heart Bleeds For You!')

Aug 04 07:52

Botched Building Demolition Reinforces WTC 7 Lie

Demolition workers facing questions over the botched implosion of a building in Turkey only have themselves to blame, since they didn’t follow new laws of physics introduced on 9/11 which dictate that to achieve a perfect demolition of a building all you need to do is set a few office fires and wait for the entire structure to fall perfectly in its own footprint while partially evaporating into dust.

Aug 04 07:51

Jew goes ballistic on reporter over rabbi arrests

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Together with Orly Taitz' explosion on MSNBC, it looks like the liars are starting to understand that the days of easy deceptions are over!

Aug 04 07:46

NORTHERN ROCK£724 IN THE RED

NORTHERN ROCK has plunged £724million into the red — as thousands of its customers struggle to pay off their mortgages.

Aug 04 07:43

Three detained U.S. hikers share love of travel, learning

Shane Bauer, Sarah Shourd and Joshua Fattal -- three University of California-Berkeley graduates arrested Friday after crossing from Iraq into Iran during a hike -- are seasoned travelers with an appetite for interaction with other cultures, friends and associates said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So, if they are expert travelers, in an age where every cell phone has a built-in GPS, how is it that three Jewish Americans "accidentally" crossed the border into Iran?

"Wag the hiker?"

Aug 04 07:42

Iran: US nationals nabbed over 'illegal entry'

Iran's security officials confirm the arrest of three American nationals in Western city of Marivan, charging the detainees with "illegal entry".

“The three, who have not been identified yet, were arrested on the Malakh- Khur border area in Marivan," Iraj Hassanzadeh, the deputy governor of Kurdistan for political-security affairs, told Fars news agency.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The hikers have been identified as Shane Bauer, Sarah Shourd and Joshua Fattal.

Aug 04 07:40

Can drilling electrodes into your brain help you lose weight?

Just how desperate are you to lose weight - desperate enough to have electrodes implanted in your brain? That's the latest approach to tackling obesity now being tested.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

We can tackle obesity by banning food additives that cause people to eat (and spend) more such as MSG, Aspartame, SBGH, HFCS, etc.

Meanwhile, can we drill electrodes into the brains of politicians to control greed and corruption?

Aug 04 07:38

$100 Million Payday Poses Problem for Pay Czar

In a few weeks, the Treasury Department's czar of executive pay will have to answer this $100 million question: Should Andrew J. Hall get his bonus?

Mr. Hall, the 58-year-old head of Phibro, a small commodities trading firm in Westport, Conn., is due for a nine-figure payday, his cut of profits from a characteristically aggressive year of bets in the oil market.

There is little doubt that Mr. Hall is owed the money under his contract. The problem is that his contract is with Citigroup, which was saved with roughly $45 billion in taxpayer aid.

Aug 04 07:37

Supine politicians, arrogant, greedy banks and why they could trigger another crash

One cannot imagine headlines more certain to rouse public rage than those this week: 'Massive bonuses for bankers'; 'record payouts at Goldman Sachs '; 'greed is back'. Amid the worst recession for a generation, the financial communities in Britain and the U.S. will this year award themselves prizes on a scale to gasp at.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Aug 04 07:34

Barack Obama faces 30 death threats a day, stretching US Secret Service

US President Barack Obama is the target of more than 30 potential death threats a day and is being protected by an increasingly over-stretched and under-resourced Secret Service, according to a new book.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Now there is a swell bit of information to allow leaked into the public!

In any event, the ones that threaten aren't the problem. The world is full of idiots who bluff and bluster. It's the angry people who refuse to give an advance warning that are the real danger!

Aug 04 07:32

Back in black - revenues soar for UK banks

Aug 04 07:23

Grieving mother fined £86 by crematorium for taking too long to say goodbye to dead baby boy

At his funeral, she could not bear to leave his tiny coffin and spent a few extra precious minutes with it before allowing it to be taken away for cremation.

Her grief turned to shock, however, when officials told her she had taken too long to say goodbye – and fined her £86.

Aug 04 07:22

Ron Paul - Cash for Clunkers

Aug 04 07:20

Ian Tomlinson death: police officer may face manslaughter charge over G20 protests

A police officer could be facing a manslaughter charge over the death of Ian Tomlinson at the G20 protests, after the Independent Police Complaints Commission passed a file on the investigation to prosecutors.

Aug 04 07:20

GOLDMAN PRINCES TOLD: SPEND LIKE PAUPERS

Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein has warned his employess to avoid making big-ticket, high-profile purchases as the gold-plated Wall Street firm hunkers down amid a firestorm of public and political anger over outsize bonus payments.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Bling and Armani are OUT! JC Penney is IN!

Aug 04 07:18

Squalene: The Swine Flu Vaccine’s Dirty Little Secret Exposed

I’m not overlooking the tragedy of the loss of even one child to an illness like the H1N1 flu virus. But there can be no argument that unnecessary mass injection of millions of children with a vaccine containing an adjuvant known to cause a host of debilitating autoimmune diseases is a reckless, dangerous plan.

Aug 04 07:17

So Israel, when's the next 9/11 attack planned?

Things are looking grim in Apartheid Israel, with all sorts of bad news happening and coming down the pike. Looks like a prime time for the Master of False-Flags, Israel to pull off another monstrous distraction.

Aug 04 07:03

The Guernsey experiment

If the States could fund projects by issuing its own bank notes rather than borrowing from a private bank, there would be no interest to pay, leading to substantial savings.

...

Full employment and price stability were achieved without deficits or a penny paid in interest.

Aug 04 06:57

Why Bernanke Is in Panic Mode

Bernanke says that Congress can have access to an audit at any time. Sure it can – an audit vetted and sanitized by the FED, where no one knows which banks got what bailout money. This is an audit in the way a CIA audit is an audit. The main differences are these: (1) the CIA legally operates only outside the borders of the United States; (2) the CIA can assassinate any uncooperative Congressman who insists on a full audit. The FED does not have the second power, but it is not limited by the first restriction.

What has Bernanke panicked is this: the Federal Reserve has bailed out the biggest banks and has let almost 100 little ones die. This is crony capitalism at its most notorious.

Aug 04 06:46

Britain invaded by power-crazed super-ants that cause blackouts and fires

Britain has been invaded by hordes of foreign kamikaze ants that cause blackouts - due to their obsession with electricity.

The first colony of lasius neglectus - the Asian super-ant - recorded in the UK has been found at one of the National Trust's most historic buildings. They can't resist electricity and swarms can zap cables, leading to blazes.

The invasive species which form huge colonies, have already spread quickly through Europe and is resistant to insect poison.

Aug 04 06:44

Can We Trade in Our Republican Senate Clunkers?

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Can We Trade in Our Federal Government Clunker?

Aug 04 06:43

More ask to carry concealed weapons

Gun owners are packing heat in record numbers, fearful of stricter gun control under the Obama administration and higher crime in a sour economy.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

What muggers and robbers and rapists and molesters and politicians need to keep in mind is that not everybody packing has bothered to ask for permission!

Aug 04 06:42

Girl, 11, offered refund by Apple for exploding iPod... but only if she agreed not to tell anyone

Computer giant Apple tried to silence a family after a young girl's iPod exploded and they sought a refund.

The firm told Ken Stanborough it would only return his money if he promised not to speak about the settlement, and threatened legal action if he did.

But he refused, saying he found their letter 'very disturbing'.

The incident, which has left the family £162 out of pocket, comes after it emerged that Apple had allegedly tried to do the same to customers in the U.S.

Aug 04 06:37

Jews plan Israel's boycott

The JC has revealed plans developed by Jews For Justice For Palestinians (JFJFP) to cause maximum damage to Israel by extending boycotts.

Aug 04 06:34

Israel fourth from bottom of peace index

Israel has been placed a dismal 141st out of 144 on a list of the world’s most peaceful countries, beating just Iraq, Afghanistan and Somalia.

Countries which ranked higher in the 2009 Global Peace Index included Sudan, Zimbabwe, Lebanon, North Korea, and Iran.

Aug 04 06:31

MPs’ easy way to net £300,000 via petty cash

Sixty MPs received almost £300,000 in expenses transferred directly to banks each month without having to submit a single receipt.

In a previously unknown arrangement, the MPs received up to £12,000 each over four years in “no questions asked” petty cash payments from the House of Commons authorities.

Aug 04 06:29

Scientists use computer science to crack Indus Valley script

A team of Indian and American researchers is using mathematics and computer science to try to piece together information about the still-unknown script of the Indus Valley civilisation, which dates back to 4,000 years.

Aug 04 05:23

Scientists fear a revolt by killer robots

A ROBOT that makes a morning cuppa, a fridge that orders the weekly shop, a car that parks itself.

Advances in artificial intelligence promise many benefits, but scientists are privately so worried they may be creating machines which end up outsmarting — and perhaps even endangering — humans that they held a secret meeting to discuss limiting their research.

At the conference, held behind closed doors in Monterey Bay, California, leading researchers warned that mankind might lose control over computer-based systems that carry out a growing share of society’s workload, from waging war to chatting on the phone, and have already reached a level of indestructibility comparable with a cockroach.

Aug 04 04:55

A Great Moment in Our History

When we were colonists, and the King and the Parliament needed money from us, and they always seemed to need money, they devised ingenious ways to tax us. One of them was called the Stamp Act. The Parliament decreed that every piece of paper that the Colonists had in their homes; every book, every document, every deed, every lease, every pamphlet, every poster to be nailed to a tree had to have the King’s stamp on it. You think going to a Post Office is bad? You had to go to a British Government office and buy a stamp with the King’s picture.

Aug 04 04:50

This Depression is just beginning

Too bad Pulitzers aren't handed out for blog-entries. This year's award would go to Zero Hedge for its "The 'Money on the Sidelines' Fallacy" post. This short entry shows why the economy will continue its downward slide and why the US consumer will not get off the mat and resume spending as he has in the past. The fact is the Net Wealth of US Households has "declined from a peak of $22 trillion to just under $12 trillion in early March."

Ouch!

The problem is compounded by the fact that Total US Household debt, as of first quarter 2009, amounts to roughly $13 trillion, and has stayed within that range for the last 3 and a half years.

Aug 04 00:23

Pre-atttack Iraq cyberwarfare tactics to be used on Iran?

Cyberwarfare Is Full Of Unknowns For U.S. Military
By John Markoff , Thom Shanker , New York Times News Service Published on 8/2/2009
...the American military and its partners in the intelligence agencies did receive approval to degrade Iraq's military and government communications systems in the early hours of the war in 2003. And that attack did produce collateral damage. Besides blowing up cell-phone towers and communications grids, the offensive included electronic jamming and digital attacks against Iraq's telephone networks. American officials also contacted international communications companies that provided satellite-phone and cell-phone coverage to Iraq to alert them to possible jamming and ask their assistance in turning off certain channels.

Aug 03 20:19

STOP IT

We attended an AE911 meeting recently. Compelling presentation. Pretty clear to most of us one or
two hundred in the room (allied despite age, color,
socioecopolitical differences) what had happened on
9/11.

One guy, though, started yelling in the back. He
wasn't disagreeing. He was fed up. Frustrated. He
wasn't crazy or unbalanced, either. Just fed up.
He was asked to pipe down, but couldn't and he
left. On the way out the door he shouted: "It's
a spiritual battle." And so it is. A spiritual
battle.

The author of another blog somewhere in the InterTubes,
an exceedingly well-done little blog on 4th and
"5th" generation warfare asked his readers, his
readers who were demanding another 9/11 commission,
or an explanation, he asked them (paraphrasing):

August 3, 2009

Aug 03 18:57

Time's running out for Obama in Iran

The threat of punitive sanctions, with or perhaps without UN security council blessing, is designed to concentrate minds in Tehran distracted by the divisive aftermath of June's presidential election. But it also serves to discourage the Israelis – at least for now – from taking matters into their own hands by launching a unilateral military strike on Iran's nuclear facilities. Israel's leaders do not believe dialogue or sanctions will work. But they calculate cynically that they must give Obama's diplomacy a chance to fail.

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The reason we are looking at a 60 day time cap on potential US engagement though dialogue is that Tel Aviv has given Washington its marching orders as to precisely when an attack against Iran will begin.

Sanctions are not going to work, as certain countries, such as Russia, will ignore them with impunity. There is no chance in hell that the UN will approve of more severe sanctions, as Russia and China will veto them.

We may we well be looking at some kind kind of "October Surprise", involving some kind of military campaign that would be a joint US/Israeli strike. The US and Israeli military are profoundly integrated at every level, as current joint exercises recently in Nevada have demonstrated.

Russian diplomats have warned both the US and Russia that such an attack against Iran will be the trigger for WW3.

Unfortunately, the collective hubris in Tel Aviv and Washington may just make that so.

Aug 03 18:48

Greece to vaccinate population for swine flu

"We decided that the entire population, all citizens and residents, without any exception, will be vaccinated against the flu,"

Aug 03 18:47

10,000 Chinese Rioters 'Go Missing' Overnight

Nearly 10,000 Uighurs involved in deadly riots in China went missing in one night, exiled Uighur activist Rebiya Kadeer has said.

Aug 03 18:46

Strange National Guard job posting

As an Internment/Resettlement Specialist for the Army National Guard, you will ensure the smooth running of military confinement/correctional facility or detention/internment facility, similar to those duties conducted by civilian Corrections Officers.

Aug 03 18:45

The Truth about Flu Shots

Aug 03 18:45

Health Rations and You

Many advocates of "reform" deny the destructive consequences of past "reform" and insist that the only way to solve our problems is, in effect, to make them worse: Get government even more involved, tie the bureaucratic noose even tighter around the necks of patients and doctors.

Aug 03 18:43

The Only Thing Weirder Than The Birthers....

The only thing weirder than the Birthers are the anti-Birthers, who blame the Birthers for being conspiracy theorists yet actively feed the conspiracy by refusing to call for President Obama to release his birth certificate.

Aug 03 18:43

More proof of WTC 7 lie

Aug 03 18:41

IAF purchases advanced 'smart bombs'

The Israel Air Force has purchased a new and advanced JDAM smart bomb with a laser-targeting system that will improve the IAF's ability to accurately hit fast-moving targets.

The JDAM is a low-cost guidance kit that converts existing unguided, or "dumb," free-fall bombs into guided "smart" weapons. The JDAM kit consists of a tail section that contains a Global Positioning System and body improvements for additional stability and lift.

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One has to wonder as to just when the delivery date on these weapons will be.

Aug 03 18:33

Clinton slams Israeli evictions of Palestinian families

Clinton, speaking during a press conference alongside her Jordanian counterpart Nasser Judeh, said such actions breached Israel’s duties under the 2003 internationally-endorsed roadmap for Palestinian-Israeli peace.

“These actions are deeply regrettable. I have said before that the eviction of families and demolition of homes in east Jerusalem is not in keeping with Israeli obligations,” Clinton told reporters.

And I urge the government of Israel and municipal officials to refrain from such provocative actions.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Oh, the Israeli government is going to collectively break out in a cold sweat, and do precisely what Clinton says.....when pigs fly.

A short memo to SoS HRC: the only thing the Israeli government understands would be the immediate yanking of all US funding and support to Israel

Yet it is the weapon this administration categorically refuses to use.

Except to see the evictions continue apace in Israel, coupled with massive building in the West Bank and East Jerusalem.

Aug 03 18:32

Fake ATM, skimmers found in Las Vegas hotels

Chris Paget, an RFID security expert who now works on Google’s security team, said he lost $200 to a rigged ATM that also claimed several other victims. Inexplicably, Paget said he got no help from hotel security or local police in Las Vegas when he reported the problem.

Aug 03 18:27

Rove, Freeper founder, liberal blogs agree: New Obama birth certificate fake

Bush White House strategist and leading Republican Karl Rove says that a new document purportedly showing President Barack Obama to have been born in Kenya is probably a fake. Most liberal bloggers are also calling it bogus. Even worse for the birther movement, the founder of Free Republic doesn't think it passes the smell test either.

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Note the massive stampede toward covering the collective backsides on this issue.

Aug 03 16:25

20 Quick facts and unanswered questions about 9/11

First, how did Israeli security forces witness a transfer of anthrax between two groups that didn't have it, at a meeting that never even took place?

Aug 03 16:09

MSNBC Screaming Interview With Birther Orly Taitz Over Fake Kenyan Birth Certificate

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So, allegations of "white supremacists" aside, looks like the real push for this birth certificate lunacy is coming from Israel. Is this an attempted payback for Obama's stance on the settlements? If so, they cratered this one!

Notable is how this Orly Taitz responds to the question about the birth announcement by talking about a totally different subject, then screams "Nazi" when David Shuster calls her on it.

Aug 03 15:27

The Times: Iran awaits Ayatollah’s nod for nuclear bomb

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Well then, let's not do anything to piss off the Ayatollah!!!! Problem solved! :)

Aug 03 14:37

VIDEO: Palestinians being evicted from their homes

Israeli security forces have forcibly evicted two Palestinian families from a contested East Jerusalem neighbourhood. The families have lived in Sheikh Jarrah since 1956 but an Israeli court ruled that the homes belonged to Jewish families.

Aug 03 14:06

Jerry Mazza: 9/11 was an Inside Job

Aug 03 14:00

California Bleeding Manufacturing Jobs, Report Shows

California is shedding manufacturing jobs faster than any other state thanks to heavy regulation and high taxes, according to a new study.

Aug 03 13:59

JOHN TRUDELL - THE FUTURISTIC POLICE STATE

More from a series of interviews recorded in 2003. In this one John makes a few predictions regarding social development in the near future (like now). I'm sorry to say that his vision on this one seems to have been tragically accurate.
Aug 03 13:50

N.J. Officer Allegedly Performed Sex Acts On Cows

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The ugly secret behind "Whipped Cream!"

Aug 03 13:35

10 indicted in $35 million tax fraud scheme

A federal tax fraud ring stretching from Chicago to Israel sought to bring in more than $35 million in tax refunds using the identities of thousands of federal prisoners, authorities here announced today.

A total of 10 people were named in indictments unsealed Monday, the U.S. attorney's office in Chicago announced, including the alleged leader of the ring, Marvin Berkowitz. One of his sons and a son-in-law were expected to appear in court in Chicago this afternoon.

Authorities said the ring submitted fraudulent claims using the stolen identities, causing $4 million in refunds to be issued. Berkowitz, who was arrested in Jerusalem, allegedly directed $800,000 to be paid to family members.

Aug 03 13:13

UK Government To Install Surveillance Cameras In Private Homes

The UK government is about to spend $700 million dollars installing surveillance cameras inside the private homes of citizens to ensure that children go to bed on time, attend school and eat proper meals.

Aug 03 12:22

Leading Journalists Expose Major Cover-ups in Media

Pierre Salinger announced to the world on Nov. 8, 1996, that he’d received documents proving that a US Navy missile had accidentally downed [TWA flight 800]. That same day, FBI’s Jim Kallstrom called a press conference. A man raised his hand and asked why the Navy was involved in the recovery and investigation while a possible suspect. “Remove him!” [Kallstrom] yelled. Two men leapt over to the questioner and grabbed him by the arms. There was a momentary chill in the air after the guy had been dragged out of the room. Kallstrom and entourage acted as if nothing had happened. [Kallstrom was later hired by CBS.]

Aug 03 12:17

Sex abuse priest 'allowed back into fold'

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Whose fold?

Aug 03 12:15

UN ENVOY SPEAKS OUT AGAINST ISRAEL’S ‘UNACCEPTABLE’ EVICTIONS OF PALESTINIANS

Aug 03 12:10

Biggest revenue drop since 1932

The recession is starving the government of tax revenue, just as the president and Congress are piling a major expansion of health care and other programs on the nation's plate and struggling to find money to pay the tab.

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Proving that people in government, being mostly rich themselves, are utterly clueless about how bad things are out here.

Aug 03 12:07

SADDEST PHOTO OF THE YEAR

NO CHILD SHOULD HAVE TO FACE THE HORRORS THAT THE CHILDREN IN GAZA FACE DAILY…..

Aug 03 12:05

Obama's Cash for Repos,Stickin' it to da Man

Cash for Repos
August 3, 2009 8:52 am MadBrad
I could say that the name of the customer is Barack Hussein Obama, a guy who did a song and dance to have the opportunity to drive a vehicle he isn’t qualified to drive right into the dirt and then walk away from it saying; “It ain’t nuttin’ but a thang, I really stuck it to da Man”.
What I am really going to enjoy laughing about is how many of the vehicles that have been purchased under the “Cash for Clunkers” program are going to be driven like they were stolen (because they were) and will then be reposessed after they have been mostly destroyed and are only worth a fraction of their original value.

Aug 03 11:22

Prince William County, Virginia Police Terrorize with Tasers in front of kids...Video

The newsperson in the video asks "What went wrong?" I can answer that - hiring terrorists as police in the first place.

Aug 03 10:46

King salmon vanishing in Alaska, smokehouses empty

Yukon River smokehouses should be filled this summer with oil-rich strips of king salmon — long used by Alaska Natives as a high-energy food to get through the long Alaska winters. But they're mostly empty.

The kings failed to show up, and not just in the Yukon.

One Alaska river after another has been closed to king fishing this summer because significant numbers of fish failed to return to spawn. The dismally weak return follows weak runs last summer and poor runs in 2007, which also resulted in emergency fishing closures.

Aug 03 10:14

Implosion Goes Wrong, Building Rolls Over (VIDEO)

Officials in Turkey are trying to figure out why a building demolition went wrong. Instead of imploding, the structure fell over, narrowly missing a neighboring apartment building. TODAY's Ann Curry reports.

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This is how WTC-7 would have fallen had a fire really been the cause of the collapse.

Aug 03 10:08

Torturing Children: Bush's Legacy and Democracy's Failure

Nowhere is there a more disturbing, if not horrifying, example of the relationship between a culture of cruelty and the politics of irresponsibility than in the resounding silence that surrounds the torture of children under the presidency of George W. Bush - and the equal moral and political failure of the Obama administration to address and rectify the conditions that made it possible. But if we are to draw out the dark and hidden parameters of such crimes, they must be made visible so men and women can once again refuse to orphan the law, justice, and morality.

Aug 03 09:52

Former Irish president Mary Robinson 'bullied' by pro-Israel lobbyists

Former Irish president Mary Robinson accused "certain elements" of the Jewish community of bullying after a number of pro-Israel lobby groups voiced concerns over her being awarded the top US civilian honour.

US President Barack Obama has come under fire from a number of pro-Israeli online sources for honouring Ms Robinson with the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

Aug 03 09:44

Hawaii's homeless, rousted from parks, now living in remote areas

These areas are increasingly favored by homeless who want no part of the shelter system. That's because of an incorrect perception that these locations are outside the jurisdiction of Honolulu police enforcing the effort to keep reclaimed city beaches free of tent city populations.

While homeless-service workers say the number of tent dwellers has increased in these locations, precise figures have been elusive. A City & County of Honolulu Point-in-Time Count of Homeless conducted in May noted that volunteers along the Wai'anae Coast did not survey "homeless individuals residing in areas that they felt were unsafe to visit."

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Wasn't all that long ago that intruders around here stood a good chance of being eaten! :)

Aug 03 09:36

WHAT FUTURE LIES AHEAD FOR THE PEOPLE OF GAZA? …. WHAT WESTERNERS ARE LIED TO ABOUT.

Despite NATO and IDF forces telling us Depleted Uranium (DU) has not been used, we keep finding evidence in all theaters of war to prove otherwise.

Aug 03 09:35

ZIONIST HATRED; WHERE IT STARTS, WHAT IT LEADS TO

Hatred among the zionist settlers starts at an early age. They learn by example, their parents are hateful towards their Palestinian neighbours leaving the children with the impression that this behaviour is the norm.
Aug 03 09:34

WHAT’S GOING ON WITH THE ZIONISTS THESE DAYS?

As we have seen in recent weeks, most of these methods are ILLEGAL. But we all know that if the criminals are apprehended it’s only because of anti-Semitism. It’s OK for a non Jew to be involved in money laundering or organ transplants, but when a Jew is involved in these activities it becomes a crime. At least, that’s what they want us to believe…

Aug 03 09:30

GAZA: Swimming in sewage

Less than 50m from a black, barrel-sized pipe pouring raw sewage directly into the sea, children are playing in the waves.

The pipe runs from one of three main sewage pumping stations in Gaza, with multiple outlets into the sea. The water authority in the Gaza Strip has been unable to import the parts necessary for the maintenance and repairs at water and sewage pumping stations since Israel imposed its two-year long blockade of the territory, according to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) in Gaza.

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Israel is sickening and killing Gazans by any means necessary; this is just one of the numerous methods at their command, courtesy of the siege of Gaza.

Aug 03 09:28

Getting Prepared for the Great Collapse

It seems that I am enjoying my moment in the limelight, because I am one of the very few people who several years ago unequivocally predicted the demise of the United States as a global superpower.

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Wow! I know what THAT feels like! :)

Aug 03 09:27

Hidden Gobi Desert relics found

A total of 64 crates of treasures were buried in the desert by a monk named Tudev, in an attempt to save them from the ransacking of the Mongolian and Soviet armies.

Aug 03 09:25

Obama CIA chief excuses Bush-era torture

CIA director and Democratic appointee Leon Panetta, in an article published Sunday, said Democrats must recognize that the ?reality? of 9/11 is what drove the conduct of the George W. Bush administration in the months following September 11, 2001, which somehow should justify not looking into suspected crimes.

He added, in an apparent warning to the House Intelligence Committee, that ?focusing on the past? could hurt the CIA?s core mission amid a climate of recriminations over its practices.

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Memo to Leon Panetta: that, sir, is one of the largest hunks of bovine excrement I have ever heard addressed to members of congress.

By institutionalizing torture, the US has, for all practical intents and purposes, withdrawn from every human rights treaty to which it has ever been a signatory.

US government and civilians can no longer talk about our value of human rights, human dignity, and democracy when we as a nation embrace the used of torture.

We have known from the time of the Inquisition that torture doesn't get truth out of those being tortured; it merely gets those being tortured to say anything the torturers want that person to say.

And Mr. Panetta, I would be almost willing to bet that you have no immediate, close family in the military, and here's why; If the US uses torture on prisoners of war, it gives the military of other countries absolute carte blanche to do the same to captured American military and civilian personnel.

Chew on that for a while.

Aug 03 09:21

The Bastards Never Die

Very rich families and corporatists, to whom, as in earlier articles, we shall refer to as "the bastards," have always been with us. Even Tom Jefferson thought periodic revolution against wealth and authority was desirable to keep these bastards in check. Which implies that he figured they would inevitably get us by the throat down on the floor from time to time.

Aug 03 09:20

5 more banks fail

Regulators shut down five regional banks Friday, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation said, bringing the total number of banks to fail in the United States to 69 this year.

Aug 03 09:19

Obama officials: Taxes may rise to pay health care

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Dear President Obey-me

What we the people voted you into office to do was to improve health care, but pay for it by stopping this nonsense of sending our kids around the world killing whoever Israel does not happen to like at the moment.

We pay half our lives in taxes already and now you want us to pay more for health care? That's the deal we have NOW!

This is not an improvement; it's just a repackaging.

Just like you relative to your predecessor.

Mike

Aug 03 09:16

I am not kidding; the Christmas sales items are already in the stores!

Aug 03 09:16

Pentagon, Eyeing Iran, Wants to Rush 30,000-Pound Bomb Program

The U.S. Defense Department wants to accelerate by three years the deployment of a 30,000-pound bunker-buster bomb, a request that reflects growing unease over nuclear threats from Iran and North Korea.

President Barack Obama said Iran must respond by late September to an invitation for unconditional talks with the West on ending what’s believed to be a nuclear weapons program. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates said this week in Israel that the offer is not open-ended, and his counterpart, Ehud Barak, warned that Israel is considering all measures if diplomatic efforts fail.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

First, let's examine the statement "President Barack Obama said Iran must respond by late September to an invitation for unconditional talks with the West on ending what’s believed to be a nuclear weapons program."

The big-lie war drums are beating at warp speed right now, and this is one of the components.

As a signatory to the NPT, Iran is perfectly within its rights to be building a nuclear power plant. IAEA inspectors have been REPEATEDLY saying, at the end of every inspection period, that there is no nuclear material missing, and that the level of enrichment going on here is completely consistent with that needed to fuel a power plant, and not build a weapon.

Sound familiar? It should. This was precisely the case when the IAEA stated that Iraq had no weapons of mass destruction, which was used as the lie to convince the American people that we had to go to war against Iraq.

But of course, this is the truth of the matter, and truth is utterly useless and impotent when it comes to Israel's demands that the US "neutralize" every country "believed to be" an existential threat

If Obama has given Iran a hard deadline by which Iran must respond to his demands. this bomb will no where ready in time. The July 2010 date is just a smokescreen.

If there is no clear capitulation on the part of Iran to Obama's demands, look for a potential "October Surprise" of terms of some kind of US/Israeli military action against Iran.

Aug 03 09:02

Power Shifts in Plan for Capital Calamity

A shift in authority has given military officials at the White House a bigger operational role in creating a backup government if the nation’s capital were “decapitated” by a terrorist attack or other calamity, according to current and former officials involved in the decision.

Under the revamped structure, the White House Military Office, which reports to the office of the White House chief of staff, has assumed a more central role in setting up a temporary “shadow government” in a crisis.

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One has to wonder precisely just what kind of "crisis" the white house is expecting to have made - and let stand - this operational change.

Aug 03 08:55

Life in the Bubble: At Home in the Israeli Settler State

The non-activist Jewish Israelis I met seemed oblivious to – or were quick to rationalize – how predatory their military and the Israeli settlers they protect were being in the Occupied Territories. They took for granted the great theft of indigenous Palestinian land supported with their taxes (and with $3 billion a year of our taxes). After centuries of inhabiting what has become Israel proper, in recent decades Palestinians have been either pushed into exile or relegated by force to the caged reservations and “Bantustans” of Gaza and the West Bank. Israeli scholar Ilan Pappé calls this historical process “ethnic cleansing.”

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"Manifest Destiny", Israeli-style.

Aug 03 08:54

Sweden refuses assistance in priest's Holocaust denial inquiry

Regensburg, Germany - Sweden has refused to summon a journalist for questioning in a possible German prosecution of Richard Williamson, the fundamentalist Catholic clergyman who caused a furor by questioning the scale of the Holocaust.

Prosecutors in the German city of Regensburg admitted Thursday the inquiry was effectively stalled.

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Truth needs no law to support it. Truth is self-evident to all. Truth withstands re-examination. Truth survives questions. Throughout history, from Galileo to Zundel, only lies and liars have resorted to the courts to enforce adherence to dogma." -- Michael Rivero

Aug 03 08:52

House dip to last two more years

THE HOUSE price slump will continue apace this year and next, according to a starkly bearish annual forecast from the National Housing Federation (NHF) released today.

Aug 03 08:51

Church under pressure over revelations that Vedanta supplies nuclear programme

The Church of England will come under more pressure to give up its stake in a controversial mining group after it emerged that the firm supplies materials to India's nuclear missile programme.

Aug 03 08:51

Zardari condemns Gojra riots, 800 booked

Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari has strongly condemned the violence in the country's Punjab province in which nine people, including six women, were killed and dozens injured after two rival groups fought with guns and sticks, media reports said Sunday.

He said a preliminary investigation showed there was no desecration of the Holy Quran. "It was just a rumour which was exploited by anti-state elements to create chaos."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

There has always been a history of religious clashes between Christians and Muslims in Pakistan which have turned fatal.

What is interesting here is the timing, at a point where Pakistan is becoming the next target in the sites of the US's "war on terror".

Aug 03 08:49

Catholic bank owned pill shares

A Roman Catholic bank in Germany has apologised after admitting it bought stocks in defence, tobacco and birth control companies.

Aug 03 08:48

Boosting compounds called adjuvants complicate licensing of pandemic vaccines

TORONTO — As swine flu vaccine becomes available in coming months, boosting compounds known as adjuvants may stretch out limited supplies. But they also pose special challenges for vaccine regulatory agencies in places like Canada and the United States.

Neither country has licensed flu vaccines with adjuvants in them before, making the addition of the oil-and-water emulsions a potential hurdle to plans to fast-track pandemic vaccines. Fast-tracking is based on the premise the vaccine is the same as seasonal flu shots, just targeting a different virus.

Aug 03 08:47

U.S. ABM system in Europe: Opinions

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Look at the third caption on that second graphic. The US is selling a solution for a problem that doesn't actually exist! Seems to be the hallmark of the American economy these days.

Aug 03 08:39

Russia Accuses Georgia of Renewing Violence

Bloomberg reported that Russia is accusing Georgia of reigniting the violence by launching mortars and grenades on the South Ossetia capital over the past several days, under a week away from the first anniversary of last summer’s war. Russia has stated that “the Russian Defense Ministry reserves the right to use all forces and means at its disposal” if there is a threat.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

If this goes "hot" (coupled with more military destabilization in Pakistan), these together are signs of a potential Israeli/US strike on Iran.

Problems in both countries would mean that Russia would be limited as how much they could supply by land.

Aug 03 08:33

US troops now a 'coalition of one' in Iraq

BAGHDAD — The war in Iraq was truly an American-only effort Saturday after Britain and Australia, the last of its international partners, pulled out.

Little attention was paid in Iraq to what effectively ended the so-called coalition of the willing, with the U.S. — as the leader of Multi-National Force, Iraq — letting the withdrawals pass without any public demonstration.

The quiet end of the coalition was a departure from its creation, which saw then-U.S. President George W. Bush court countries for support before and after the March 2003 invasion.

Aug 03 08:33

NJ & Israel Organ Trafficing & Corruption subreddit FAIL

Reddit will is preventing the creation of a subreddit dealing with the new Jersey and Israel Organ trafficing and corruption scandal.

Aug 03 08:32

Novartis Patent Detailed And Mass Murder Charged

Murder suspects are either convicted or acquitted at trial based on the prosecution's presentation of EVIDENCE which usually hinges on MOTIVE, OPPORTUNITY, and TIME-LINES combined with physical documents. To gather such hard evidence, detectives and/or federal agents often spend months following leads and interviewing witnesses. In the trial phase, re-creating the sequence of events is essential. I submit this paper will provide more than enough hard evidence to at least result in a series of criminal indictments of charges of MASS MURDER, and CONSPIRACY TO COMMIT WORLD GENOCIDE against Novartis Pharmaceutical principals and agents and others.

PRIMARY MOTIVE

Aug 03 08:30

Obama admin won't rule out raising taxes on middle class

President Barack Obama's treasury secretary said Sunday he cannot rule out higher taxes to help tame an exploding budget deficit, and his chief economic adviser would not dismiss raising them on middle-class Americans as part of a health care overhaul.

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TAXES ON WHAT?!?!? After taxing us to death for the bank bailouts and these wars without end, there's nothing left to tax!

Aug 03 08:23

Why a third of women want to give up work to look after their children

More than a third of working mothers want to quit their jobs to look after their children, research suggests.

A further six in ten would like to reduce their hours to spend more time with their young ones, the Government-backed study found.

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In the 1990s, feminists exhorted women to leave their homes and go to work. The feminists didn't say women should have a choice in the matter. The social expectation of home-maker was simply replaced with a new social expectation of career path. The door was not merely opened into the executive quite; women were kicked through it. Indeed women who wanted to stay at home with their children were looked on as socially inferior.

Then the economy started to change and women in the workplace discovered they could not go back to staying at home with the kids. Two working parents became the social norm, with the government happy as hell to collect the additional taxes. Raising the children feel to the school/indoctrination centers and TV. Mom's home-cooked meals gave way to processed food. Profits and revenues went up while the social and health consequences continued to climb.

Behind the revenue stream was a darker issue. In hindsight, the push to make women independent came with a parallel program to demonize men, call them all potential rapists, and make them disposable. Looking back it was obvious even then that a prolonged war was being planned and men had to be freed up to be soldiers.

The 1990s was a repeat of the "Rosie the Riveter" campaign that lured WW2 women out of their homes and into the factories so that the men could be shipped off to be killed in war.

After WW2 ended the media pushed the image of "mother at home" as new fashion ideal. TV shows like "Leave it to Beaver" and "Father knows best" persuaded women to leave the factories in order that returning soldiers would find jobs. It was all social engineering and manipulation and while it may have worked well in the 1950s, women today with a sense of history are realizing they have been scammed and that what they thought was freedom of choice was really just another imposed societal expectation. The extra cash they thought they would earn has all but vanished into higher taxes and child-care costs, not to mention the expensive wardrobe, second car and other accouterments of the modern workplace. Meanwhile women are just now realize what men have known all along; it is painful to watch ones children grow up from afar.

Woken want out. But they are trapped just as trapped as they were told they were when they stayed at home with the kids.

Aug 03 08:13

The Right Winged Jews of Twit-srael

@TORAHJEW That was halarious btw. we need more of those! a few buldozers to make it interesting ha ha.
[No explanation needed]

@Rollin60 Yeah cuz he’s unamerican. communist oriented and muslim. he pretended to be a black christian to fool us.
[Because the "Black Christian" hates Zionism that must mean he's an undercover Muslim Communist...]

@MrBloomingdale An Egptian had told me he/she didnt really hate jews/that coptics had to pretend so to pacify muslimsin egypt.
[Coptics pretend to hate Jews to pacify Muslims? Now that's a new one]

@JewNews Well/He’s trying to force Israel to go ahead and relinquish historical jewish lands to hostile arabs. Land they r not entitled to.

Aug 03 08:08

Hey Americans, You Want Economic Recovery? Spend Some Money, Dammit!

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Hey Ostroy, WE DON'T HAVE ANY MONEY, Dammit!

Aug 03 08:06

The Case of the Painful Kidney Affair.

In the process of learning about the treatments I was able to read the horror stories of those who have experienced this dreadful state. For some of them it is a routine occurrence. Do to my dietary awareness and other things I have avoided this until now. I learned that in the U.S a single CT scan can cost thousands of dollars. I got two with no problem and no charge. I learned that the ultra sound method for pulverizing the stone can cost up to fourteen thousand dollars and I suspect that is what stayed the hand of my doctor at the clinic. I stayed in the hospital for two days and underwent various blood and fluids tests as well as the CT’s and x-rays and the cost was ten Euro for each day in hospital.

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Aug 03 08:00

Police detain Israelis, Americans linked to massive U.S. tax fraud

The suspects are alleged to have masterminded a scheme whereby they fraudulently obtained tax refunds totaling tens of millions of dollars which were then transferred to various bank accounts in Israel.

Aug 03 07:58

50 Palestinians evicted from their Jerusalem homes

Israeli police evicted two Palestinian families in east Jerusalem on Sunday, then allowed Jewish settlers to move into their homes, drawing criticism from Palestinians, the United Nations and the State Department.

Police arrived before dawn and cordoned off part of the Arab neighborhood of Sheikh Jarrah before forcibly removing more than 50 people, said Chris Gunness, spokesman for the U.N. agency in charge of Palestinian refugees.

U.N. staff later saw vehicles bringing Jewish settlers to move into the homes, he said.

Aug 03 07:46

Good Farming Was More Advanced A Hundred Years Ago

“Backward” farmers like myself may not look so backward after all in the future. Ralph Rice, who farms in northeastern Ohio, just emailed me a photo of his unbelievably lush corn, unbelievable because it is an open-pollinated variety and has no chemical fertilizers on it at all. The reason I believe Ralph’s photo is because I have similar corn and it is just beautiful. I hate to tempt fate by bragging— we could get a wind storm tomorrow and blow it all over. But the case just must be made. Granted that this is, so far, a very good year for corn, no one with an open mind can look at Ralph’s or mine and not wonder if maybe we backward guys are really going forward.

All the literature from about 1870 to 1910 states that four-fifths of the plant nutrients in animal feed is still in the manure when it hits the ground. With careful handling and application of the manure, most of those nutrients can go back to the soil. Careful handling means using bedding and manure packs in the barn, not flushing the manure out with water as if the confinement building were one giant toilet bowl, which is what it really is. The other one fifth of the nutrients needed— and more— can come from green manuring with clovers, say the old books, and as both Ralph and I are convinced is true from actual experience.

Aug 03 07:45

Alex in Top form

And so our enslavement begins...

Aug 03 07:44

Israel minister: I'll quit if indicted for corruption

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Why wait?

Aug 03 07:41

Exposed: White Supremacists Heavily Involved in 'Birther' Movement

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Like the attempted coup in Iran, the birth certificate hoax is cratering before our eyes, so now the rush is on to plant the blame on some convenient patsy.

The thinking seems to be, "We gotta save our asses now. Let's dump the blame on the White Supremacists. Nobody has any sympathy for the "White Supremacists anyway, right?"

Aug 03 07:33

Gas shortages grow at Calgary stations

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The latest "Gouge the people" ploy from the oil corporations?

Aug 03 06:58

Dwindling oil supplies may herald catastrophic energy crunch

A leading energy economist has warned that the world is heading for a catastrophic energy crunch that could cripple a global economic recovery because most of the major oil fields in the world have passed their peak production.

Higher oil prices brought on by a rapid increase in demand and a stagnation, or even decline, in supply could blow any recovery off course, Dr Fatih Birol, the chief economist at the International Energy Agency (IEA) in Paris, told The Independent.

Aug 03 06:56

Google launches rare ad campaign to sell more apps

Google Inc. is so well known that it has become a synonym for search, making advertising unnecessary. Getting businesses to buy Google's online suite of office applications requires a little more elbow grease and marketing muscle.

In a rare commercial campaign, Google is leasing billboards along major highways in New York, San Francisco, Chicago and Boston this month to promote a bundle of business applications that sells for $50 per worker annually. A different message will be displayed each weekday through August, starting with Monday morning's commute.

Aug 03 06:54

Israel condemned over forced evictions

The Israeli Supreme Court ordered the evictions after an appeal by Jewish settlers who claim they have the title deeds for the properties.

The evicted families and the United Nations deny this and neighbours say the deeds are fake.

One Palestinian man says he has a right to live there.

"We don't steal this land and I am born at this house, also my kids born at this house," he said.

"But after they evacuate us, they bring settlers to live in our house.

"I want to ask, where [are] those settlers born and their fathers born?"

Aug 03 06:34

The real goal of the Federal Government’s more “affordable” health care reform. + video

Although in some countries that have Universal Health Care there are a few private insurers to pick up the slack for people who can afford private insurance (in order to actually have excellent health care on demand rather than waiting for government-paid services), this video obviously shows that the ultimate goal of our gunvernment is to establish a Single-Payer/Universal Health Care system.

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