WHAT REALLY HAPPENED | The History The US Government HOPES You Never Learn!

ANNOUNCEMENT: We took a lightening strike right outside our home and lost power and internet. Fortunately my cell phone is still working, but we will not be able to complete today's radio show. Hopefully we will be back tomorrow, assuming nothing got permanently fried!


"A human being is a part of the whole that we call the universe, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings, as something separated from the rest -- a kind of optical illusion of his consciousness. This illusion is a prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for only the few people nearest us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living beings and all of nature." -- Albert Einstein



Paid advertising at What Really Happened may not represent the views and opinions of this website and its contributors. No endorsement of products and services advertised is either expressed or implied.


October 11, 2009

Oct 11 10:55

Death To The Arabs!

Oh those darned Arabs!
They are the the inexorable blight in every Israeli’s eye, the loud-mouthed vigilantes in every Western tale and one of the most despised and misunderstood people on the face of this earth – especially in Israel.
In mainstream films they are manifested through barbaric characters who have very limited vocabularies, often compiled of no more than three words:

1) Death to America!
2) Death to Jews!
3) Death to Israel!

But,my friends, there are always two sides to every story and it’s about time you place yourself at the receiving end of the Arab’s chronicle of hatred they witness in the illegal state of Israel.

Oct 11 10:37

Cold spell brings record low temperatures to Southern California

Southern California has gone from a heat wave to a cold streak, with several cities around the region reporting record low temperatures.

Record lows were reported at Los Angeles International Airport, Lake Arrowhead, Idylwild, Yorba Linda, Escondido and Lake Elsinore, among other places. Some broke records set in the 1920s and 1940s.

Oct 11 10:03

How to fight DMCA... and WIN! (BoingBoing vs. Ralph Lauren)

Last month, Xeni blogged about the photoshop disaster that is this Ralph Lauren advertisement, in which a model's proportions appear to have been altered to give her an impossibly skinny body ("Dude, her head's bigger than her pelvis"). Naturally, Xeni reproduced the ad in question. This is classic fair use: a reproduction "for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting," etc.

Oct 11 09:45

Watch Richard Gage Live at the Historic First Parish Church in Harvard Sq.

Richard Gage is having a live webcast today at First Parish in Cambridge, a 400 year old church in front of Harvard which has had the presence of George Washington.

Oct 11 09:44

Obama Nobel “peace” prize a sign of Thule society desperation

To this day the Nobel family makes most of their money from selling high explosives and clearly they are rewarding Obama for promoting war and the sale of explosives even as the talks peace.

Oct 11 09:42

Nobel Peace Prize Committee members

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It's their fault.

Oct 11 09:37

Multi-national military maneuver canceled due to US outcry

A joint military exercise that Israel, the US, NATO, Turkey and Italy were scheduled to conduct this week, was taken off the table because of American disappointment with Ankara's decision to withdraw from the maneuver due to Israel's planned participation, Israeli defense officials said Sunday.

Turkey informed Israel of the cancellation of the Anatolian Eagle exercise last week, saying this was because the planes that Israel was going to send likely bombed Hamas targets during Operation Cast Lead in the Gaza Strip earlier this year.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Of course, the US has absolutely no difficulty going ahead with military exercises with countries - like Israel - whose military regularly commits war crimes.

Oct 11 09:33

Iran Threatens Israel: We'll Blast Your Heart Out

A high-ranking Iranian government official says Iran will respond to either an American or Israeli attack by "blowing up the heart of the State of Israel." The spokesman is a representative of Ayatollah Khamenei, Iran's highest spiritual leader, in the country's most powerful military force, the Revolutionary Guard.

"Even if one Zionist or American rocket hits our land," said Mojtaba Zolnour, "Iranian rockets will explode in the heart of Israel even before the dust settles." He sounded the threat on Friday morning.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So what did this writer expect Iranian officials to say, after all the threats, accusations, war games, etc., which the US and Israel have leveled against Iran for the last several years?

That they would welcome getting bombed to kingdom come?!?

And notice that this spokesman never talked about a first strike against Israel, but that it was simply ready to retaliate, should Iran be attacked by the US and/or Israel.

Oct 11 09:30

Weapons failed US troops during Afghan firefight

In the chaos of an early morning assault on a remote U.S. outpost in eastern Afghanistan, Staff Sgt. Erich Phillips' M4 carbine quit firing as militant forces surrounded the base. The machine gun he grabbed after tossing the rifle aside didn't work either.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

There seems to be a bitter fight going on between supporters of the M4, made by Colt, and the HK416 made by Germany's Heckler & Koch.

Field tests seem to show the HK416 superior on the issue of reliability and parts lifetime, and the US Delta Forces have already switched over.

I mention this only because of a huge scandal that happened during Vietnam where Pentagon officers favored the M-14 over the then-new M-16, because the M-14 used the same 7.62 mm ammunition as the M-30 machine gun, making logistics simpler.

There were also, as later uncovered in the congressional investigation, some covert financial ties between the manufacturer of the M-14 and those officers promoting its adoption as the standard US infantry battle rifle.

The scandal happened when the M-16 was sent into field tests in Vietnam, but with ammunition intentionally manufactured to not conform to the original Armalite specifications. The wrong propellant was used, not only in the shape of the granules which altered the burn time, but in the high residue composition which increased fouling of the barrel. This led to a rash of breakages and jammings and quite a few young Americans were found dead in the Vietnam jungles with partly disassembled M-16s in their hands.

Tests showed that with the correct ammunition, the Armalite M-16 not only was reliable, but the .223 bullet tumbled on hitting the target, causing a more serious wound while staying within treaty limits on "legal" ammunition in war zones.

Congress blocked the Army's decision to go with the M-14 and investigated, found out that the field tests had been set up intentionally to fail and discredit the Armalite M-16 and hand the contract to the M-14 manufacturer, Springfield Armory. Congress over-rode the US Army and ordered them to deploy the much less expensive but more effective M-16.

The US Army "retaliated" by requiring the M-16 by changed by adding a "Forward Assist Plunger", that oddball and rather useless device sticking out of the upper receiver at an angle at the right-rear. It's inclusion increased the difficulty of manufacture of the M-16, the price, and is generally viewed by expert shooters as totally useless. The US Army rationale was that soldiers had a deep psychological need to feel a traditional bolt handle on their rifle, but most soldiers found it simply added weight for no good reason. On those very rare occasions when one needed to manually force the bolt closed, this is easily done with the thumb through the ejection port.

While the US Army, never able to admit error, still requires the forward assist plunger on all M-16 derived weapons, upper receivers without this dunsil are available from after-market suppliers for sport-owners of these rifles.

So, as we see another vested financial battle over weapons procurement shaping up, and we start seeing American kids dying with malfunctioning weapons, I have to wonder if history isn't repeating itself here.

Oct 11 09:24

Obama and the Nobel Prize: When War becomes Peace, When the Lie becomes the Truth

When war becomes peace,

When concepts and realities are turned upside down,

When fiction becomes truth and truth becomes fiction.

When a global military agenda is heralded as a humanitarian endeavor,

When the killing of civilians is upheld as "collateral damage",

When those who resist the US-NATO led invasion of their homeland are categorized as "insurgents" or "terrorists".

When preemptive nuclear war is upheld as self defense.

When advanced torture and "interrogation" techniques are routinely used to "protect peacekeeping operations",

When tactical nuclear weapons are heralded by the Pentagon as "harmless to the surrounding civilian population"

Oct 11 09:12

Ukraine fears for its future as Moscow muscles in on Crimea

Last month, a group of east European leaders and intellectuals gathered in the Livadia Palace, where Britain, the US and the Soviet Union held the Yalta conference in February 1945. The idea was to discuss Ukraine's strategic future. But the discussion was overshadowed by one question: will there be a war between Russia and Ukraine?

Webmaster's Commentary: 

What is absolutely not mentioned in this article is the NATO push to have Ukraine as a member.

And that Eastward push of NATO into Russia's back yard is the real issue here.

Oct 11 09:05

Steep losses pose crisis for pensions

Two bad choices for funds: Cut benefits or take greater risks to rebuild

Oct 11 09:04

Turkey bans Israel from international air force drill

Turkey announced on Sunday the cancellation of an international air force drill at one of the country's air force bases, which was to include Israeli jets.

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has been under pressure recently to exclude Israel from the drill, on the grounds that Israel should not be allowed to participate while its planes are bombing the Gaza Strip

Oct 11 09:03

Gore upbeat on climate bill

In what organizers said was a rarity, Gore took half a dozen questions from journalists, including one from Phelim McAleer, an Irish filmmaker who asked Gore to address nine errors in his film identified by a British court in 2007.

Gore responded that the court ruling supported the showing of his film in British schools. When McAleer tried to debate further, his microphone was cut off by the moderators.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

How "Goreian" of the moderators!!

When the data in this film has been proven to be flawed, cut off the person questioning the flawed data!!

As reported in:


"Summary: Former Vice President Al Gore's crusade against carbon dioxide emissions could make him millions of dollars. With helm from friends at Goldman Sachs, Gore has established a network of organizations to promote the 'climate crisis' - and keep himself in the spotlight."

There you have it; it's all about the money.

Oct 11 09:00

The 'Nazi Extermination Camp' of Sobibor in the Context of the Demjanjuk Case

The original charge against John Demjanjuk—that he was a brutal guard who operated the “gas chambers” of Treblinka—was shown to be unfounded. Could it be that this new charge against Mr. Demjanjuk—that he herded Jews into the “gas chambers” of Sobibor—is even more baseless than the original one?

Webmaster's Commentary: 

When John Demjanjuk was deported earlier this year, my comment was that his earlier exoneration and release after being sentenced to death for being Ivan the Terrible was a sharp blow to the illusion of infallibility that Israel likes to maintain regarding all things Holocaust; an illusion already deeply battered by the collapse of treasured "evidence" such as human soap and human lampshades, and further eroded by the expose of numerous Holocaust memoirs as outright frauds. The downward revision of the total dead at Auschwitz (from all causes) by 2.5 million called much of the orthodox account of 6 million into doubt, as did the Ground Penetrating radar at Treblinka which discredited the claim of mass graves there. Survivors like Moshe Peer who claimed to have survived "Nazi gassing" six times raised the alternative theory that what was actually being done was not extermination of humans but extermination of body lice, the primary agent in spreading the typhus epidemics that devastated Germany towards the end of the war.

The collapsing mythology present a serious problem for Israel. Much of its political agenda of stealing Palestine rests on the orthodox account of a mass extermination program aimed solely at the Jews by the Nazis, and even today Israel again resorted to waving the Holocaust around as a reason why the United Nations should ignore Israel war crimes in Gaza earlier this year.

In the context of growing awareness that the official story of the holocaust may be no more factual than the official story of Saddam's "nookular" bombs, Demjanjuk's exoneration and release after a death sentence raised the issue of whether other condemned and executed victims of the Holocaust witch-hunts might also have been innocent victims of "mistakes."

Hence,m in order to protect the Holocaust "brand", Israel has to find a way to make Demjanjuk guilty of something, no matter what, in order to be able to claim that their finding of the guilty is still 100% infallible, even if it gets a bit muddied in the irrelevant details.

Like Bruno Richard Hautpman and James Earl Ray, John Demjanjuk's "guilt" has become a matter of direst political necessity and the renewed accusation of being a death camp guard so serious that even innocence cannot be allowed as a defense!

Oct 11 08:49

J'lem: Right-wing Jews antagonize locals under prayer pretext

Jerusalem – Ma’an - Hundreds of religious Jews marched toward the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound, taking over the streets in the Old City in what was described as an in-your-face celebration of Shmini Atzeret, which falls a day after the Jewish holiday of Sukkot.

On the pretext of celebration, religious Jews performing the Hakafot - dancing round in circles with the Torah - pushed Palestinian shopkeepers out of the streets and ordered them to close their doors.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

These people were trying to start a provocation from Palestinians.

But this is the kind of injustice and prejudice with which Palestinians have to live with 24/7.

Oct 11 08:44

Iceland´s Debts and the Question of Fairness

The world has gone topsy turfy up here in the North Atlantic.
The latest news is, that our own Prime Minister might have sabotaged the possible Norwegian loan, which would have freed us from the grips of the IMF.

Oct 11 08:42

Bought and Paid For

Lobbyists from the financial industry have paid hundreds of millions to Congress and the Obama administration. They have bought virtually all of the key congress members and senators on committees overseeing finances and banking.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Nice to know that most of our congressional representatives are simply "acquisitions" of major corporations.

That's why almost all the legislation coming out of congress is terrific for those corporations, and generally lousy for We the People.

Oct 11 08:35

Don’t show ID in New York State!

I’m sorry, but this doesn’t pass the smell test: If you’re going to let the guy walk under these circumstances, then why detain him in the first place? You wouldn’t, unless you were just flexing your badge; being an asshole just because you can be an asshole and nobody will do anything about it.

The only logical conclusion is that Justin didn’t do anything against the law, and the officers knew it.

Oct 11 08:32

U.S. Strategy in Doubt as Abbas Loses Popular Support

Most Palestinians, both within and outside their historic homeland, were outraged. They demanded to know who took that decision, and why. Suspicion rapidly settled on Abbas himself- and it was not allayed by his speedy declaration that the Fatah movement, which he heads, would set up its own internal investigation into how the decision had been made.

Palestinian media came out with two, perhaps overlapping, explanations of what had persuaded Abbas - or someone very close to him - to block any speedy action on the Goldstone Report.

One focused on economic incentives that Israel held out to a well-connected Palestinian company eager to acquire the bandwidth that it needs to set up a new cell-phone service.

Oct 11 08:29

Obama’s Nobel Prize Stuns War Victims

Many Pakistanis say that Obama deserves court trial, not Nobel Prize, for the destruction in Pakistan and Afghanistan.

Things are just the same as the way they were by the administration of [George W.] Bush," Kabul restaurant worker Obaid Alam told the US news network NBC.

"Things are not better, things are worse and worse."

Oct 11 08:28

Osama Bin Laden: Dead or Alive?

Oct 11 08:27

Care and Feeding of the Holocaust Elephant in the Room

Why is it that we Palestinians are constantly reminded of the horrors of the holocaust, when we had nothing to do with it?

Yes. Why? Why is it the argument in a UN General Assembly the week that the Goldstone Report on the Gaza War was released? Why is it that we have to bear yet again with the Israeli PM raging on about the Holocaust and about how Ahmadinejad denies it, so therefore, “all good people of the world, keep the light of the Holocaust burning bright and let’s keep the focus on Israeli victimhood, current vulnerability and the danger Iran poses” becomes the leitmotif of the day, week, month, year… It is permanent, fuelled constantly.

Oct 11 08:26

On the government's owners

The most revealing political quote of the last year came, in my view, from the second-highest ranking Democratic Senator, Dick Durbin, who told a local radio station in April: "And the banks -- hard to believe in a time when we're facing a banking crisis that many of the banks created -- are still the most powerful lobby on Capitol Hill. And they frankly own the place." The best Congressional floor speech of the last year on the financial crisis was this extraordinarily piercing five-minute revelation from Rep. Marcy Kaptur of Ohio on the Wall Street bailout and how the Congress is subservient to their dictates.

Oct 11 08:25

New Iran sanctions could strengthen Rev. Guard

Tougher sanctions against Iran that the U.S. and its allies are considering to pressure it over its nuclear program might only strengthen its hard-line president and the Revolutionary Guard, boosting the elite force's economic and political muscle, experts warn.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The sanctions will not work, because you will not get a consensus at the UN, and countries (like Russia and China) will be more than happy to send US and Israeli-sanctioned products to Iran, and fill the gap.

Oct 11 08:21

9/11: Mohamed Atta loved pork chops, cocaine, hookers and 49 other things you may not know

Six nights before the attack, at a bar called Shuckums in Ft Lauderdale, Atta and two companions got drunk. The FBI showed up at the bar just 12 hours after the attack with pictures of two of them, one Atta, saying only “they were on the plane and passed away.” Manager Tony Amos and bartender Patricia Idrissi identified both. Manager Amos said they’d gotten "wasted," Atta drank Stoli vodka for three straight hours. Atta blasphemed: "F*ck God!" he’s said to have cursed.

Fourteen of the 9/11 hijackers made Florida their base of operation, and clustered around two flight schools. What is it about Florida, and these flight schools, that drew them?

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Maybe that GW's brother Jeb, was Florida governor?

Oct 11 08:18

Brutal Cold Grips Rockies, Midwest

A shot of cold air will continue to envelop the northern Plains and Midwest over the next few days, sending temperatures plummeting and prompting residents to pull out their winter wardrobes. Daily highs will challenge the record books, hovering over 30 degrees below normal for some.

The unusually harsh chill already shattered records from the Northwest to the Upper Midwest and led to the postponement of Game 3 of the National League Division Series between the Rockies and the Phillies at Coors Field in Denver on Saturday.

Oct 11 08:17

2009 Wheat Forecast From OK Ag Statistics

The State’s May 1, 2009, wheat production is forecast at 80.5 million bushels, down 52 percent from last year, according to the USDA-NASS Oklahoma Field Office. Acres expected to be harvested for grain, at 3.5 million acres, are down 1 million acres from last year. Average yield is forecast at 23.0 bushels per acre, down 14 bushels from 2008.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The reduction in total farm field area is because farm lands have been diverted to ethanol production or destroyed when flooding topped poorly maintained flood control infrastructure., while the yield per acre has dropped because the genetically modified crops, far from being the boon to productivity they were promised to be, are actually producing lower yields than their natural counterparts.

It's not nice to fool with Mother Nature!

Oct 11 08:13

Couple make burglar clean up at gunpoint

When police arrived, Bullock complained about being forced to clean the home at gunpoint.

"This man had the nerve to raise sand about us making him clean up the mess he made in my house," she said. "The police officer laughed at him when he complained and said anybody else would have shot him dead."

Oct 11 08:12

Unemployment among 16 to 24 age group heads above one million barrier

The government's record on youth unemployment will come under intense scrutiny this week amid fears that the number of jobless 16 to 24-year-olds will rise through the one-million barrier.

Economists believe the failure of large numbers of this year's school leavers and graduates to find work this summer will lead to a sharp jump in those under 25 without work when the data for August is released on Wednesday.

Oct 11 08:11

Top economist: Obama ‘missed opportunity’ to reform financial system

The Obama administration "refused" to take meaningful steps to reform the banking system in the wake of last year's financial crisis, and the opportunity to do so has now been missed, says a former chief economist for the International Monetary Fund.

Johnson said that the bank bailout would not fix the long-term instability of the financial sector, and "when [the crisis] comes back, it will come back with a vengeance, and it will be I think even more devastating."

Oct 11 08:06

US pharmaceutical giant Baxter accused of overcharging Medicaid programmes

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Baxter is the same company that last year released a test vaccine with live and deadly bird flu virus in it.

Oct 11 08:05

IS IT TIME YET? Or is America still at the awkward stage?

Is it time yet to shoot the bastards? At least it seems time to take keyboard in hand and give a straight answer -- yes, no, maybe and whatever turns your crank.


Morally, of course it’s time to shoot the bastards.

Oct 11 08:03

Shoot The Bastards?

The Autonomist frankly believes, if you are going to be free in your lifetime, you will have to make yourself free.

Oct 11 08:02

Time to Get Mad as Hell

As I recall, when he was a candidate, Obama assured us that taxes would be decreased for 95% of all Americans. Inasmuch as the Heritage Foundation estimates that the cap and trade bill will wind up costing the average middle class taxpayer nearly $3,000 in additional energy costs, I guess a tax isn’t a tax if you don’t call it one. Of course Obama and Al Gore and their liberal lackeys don’t mention the jobs that people in the oil and coal industries will lose while we’re busily building windmills. Perhaps those folks who were formerly occupied supplying the wherewithal so that America could continue to be a major industrial nation can be hired to stand around and generate energy by blowing at the windmills.

Oct 11 07:50

Israeli`s bid to buy Al-Jazeera from Qatar

An Israeli media tycoon has offered to buy the pan-Arab Al-Jazeera satellite television
network from the government of Qatar

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Killing the messenger.

Oct 11 07:49

TRUTH about SWINE FLU "1976"

Oct 11 07:40

Video: What happened in New York on 9/11/2009. I Don't Think You Knew About This, Did You?

What you didn't see any of this on the mainstream media? As Mike says, "Imagine my complete (lack of) surprise." Hey it's not that hard to be a media whore, the main rule to remember is quite simple - You can go ahead and rock the boat, but be damn sure you don't let it get rocked hard enough to actually tip your bosses into the water.
Oct 11 07:29

Rogue satellites to be cleared from Earth's orbit by German robots

Robots that rescue failing satellites and push "dead" ones into outer space should be ready in four years, it has emerged. Experts described the development by German scientists as a crucial step in preventing a disaster in the Earth's crowded orbit.

Oct 11 07:25

Another witness blocked from Afghan torture inquiry

The Harper government is being accused of abusing Canada's anti-terrorism laws after revelations that another key witness is being blocked from presenting evidence for an inquiry into the Canadian military's handling of Afghan captives.

Oct 11 07:22

Whistleblower says Army abuse not investigated

A damning High Court judgment into claims of Army abuse in Iraq has concluded that one of the Royal Military Police's (RMP) most senior figures is "a most unsatisfactory witness".

Three High Court judges ruled that RMP Deputy Provost Marshal Colonel Dudley Giles "lacked reliability" when he gave evidence to an inquiry into claims UK soldiers mistreated and murdered prisoners.

A whistleblower has told the BBC he was not surprised when he heard the judges' comments.

"I believe that I was serving in something that was party to covering up quite serious allegations of torture and murder," said the former Royal Military Policeman of his time in the corps.

Oct 11 07:20

Abbas must go

Mahmoud Abbas’s decision to defer the adoption of the Goldstone report by the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva last week was more than an innocent diplomatic error or classical example of political misjudgment.

It was rather a brazen act of national irresponsibility bordering on breach of trust or outright treason.

I realize that one shouldn’t use words such “treason” very lightly. However, it is also true that undermining national interests, even unknowingly, in order to appease Israel and please the Obama administration goes beyond the pale of what is politically allowable and morally acceptable.

Oct 11 07:19

Windows 7 Called Slower than Vista

Microsoft's new Windows 7 operating system boots slower than its unloved predecessor, Windows Vista, a PC tune-up developer said today.

The claims by iolo Technologies, a Los Angeles maker of PC software, contradict Microsoft's boasts that Windows 7 starts up faster than Vista.

According to iolo's tests, Windows 7 starts up 42% slower than Vista -- one minute, 34 seconds versus one minute, six seconds -- on a brand new machine when the time trials are run to the point where the machine is usable, at least by iolo's standards.

Oct 11 06:52


The new morality of the new Iraq encourages Opium trading with Iran at the highest echelons, but forbids alcohol. I wrote a post about that on my other blog.

The new morality of the new Iraq forbids and murders women who go out without a veil and wear a little make up, but encourages prostitutes in the Green Zone.

The new morality of the new Iraq forbids and murders gays but allows paedophile trafficking rings that trade in Iraqi children.

The new morality of the new Iraq is strict on adultery with honor killings on the rise, but leaves rapists on the loose...

The new morality of the new Iraq is the morality of criminals, of the corrupt and the depraved, the morality of the hypocrites...

Oct 11 06:41

PBS.. Bill Moyers

Just over a year after economic calamity brought promises of reform from Washington, has Wall Street really changed? Former International Monetary Fund chief economist Simon Johnson and US Rep. Marcy Kaptur (D-OH) report on the state of the economy.

Oct 11 06:32

Congresswoman Kaptur: There Has Been a Financial Coup D'Etat

In Michael Moore's new film Capitalism: A Love Story, Congresswoman Kaptur says there has been a financial coup d'etat, and that Wall Street - rather than Congress - is in charge.

In a must-watch interview with Bill Moyers broadcast Friday night, Kaptur also said:

* The Federal Housing Agency used to insure 1 in 50 mortgages. But FHA now insures 1 in 4 mortgages, as the debt for bad mortgages has been dumped on the American people

* "Banks have the power to create money". This again confirms and verifies that banks create money out of thin air, not based on the amount of reserve deposits on hand. See this and this

Oct 11 06:00

150+ Year-Old Experiment Shows How World Turns

Cold rainwater was puddling on the red-marble floors of the San Petronio basilica as several hundred people crowded at one end of the cavernous Gothic cathedral. They were on hand to watch a metal sphere, suspended by a 130-foot cord, crisscross a huge compass laid out like a carpet.

Oct 11 05:59

Do women have the brains to be great scientists?

Hopkins, an MIT professor, walked out when the president of Harvard implied that women scientists were innately less talented than male ones. Now, the Nobel Prizes give her the last laugh.

Oct 11 04:02

ADL Trains Hate Crimes Presecutors - Free Speech To Die

ADL is already the primary source for hate crimes education for the US Justice Department, FBI and all local law enforcement. In 1990, through passage of its Hate Crimes Statistics Act, ADL granted itself such empowerment. But ADL wants much more.

Oct 11 00:24

The Virtues of a Disorganized Resistance

American opposition movements have always focused on the notion of organization. It has always been their goal to organize the people. Their hope has been to wield the collective power of the disaffected, downtrodden, and exploited as a single unit against the concentrated power of the ruling class. While their hope has been noble, their methods have been foolish. Organized resistance has many drawbacks. These drawbacks have seldom been discussed by the opposition. I believe that the only effective resistance is a completely disorganized, decentralized, and leaderless opposition.

October 10, 2009

Oct 10 23:27

Inspiring Or Damaging? Louis Farrakhan Speaks Out On 9/11, Federal Reserve

We are no fans of Farrakhan in general, but there is really nothing in this powerful speech to disagree with. Is he for real? Or just another parasite sucking off the very genuine and growing fury of grass roots America?

Oct 10 21:58

Live Avian flu with 60% death-rate "accidentally" put in US vaccines

US pharmaceutical company Baxter admitted to distributing active Avian flu H5N1 in their “vaccines” that were sent to 18 countries. H5N1 flu is the world’s deadliest, with a mortality rate of over 60% according to the World Health Organization (WHO). H5N1 “has caused the largest number of detected cases of severe disease and death in humans” of all known flu types, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). This potential pandemic was averted in March when alert researchers discovered the equivalent of a biological weapon that could quickly kill over two billion people, according to published data in American Scientist, a leading journal. Most Americans are unaware of this story, as mainstream media largely failed to report it (see here and here).

Oct 10 20:48

Och, MI5 huv nae idea whit A'm sayin

AS communist vice-president of the National Union of Mineworkers, Mick McGahey was regarded by Tory ministers and the security services as a potentially dangerous subversive.

But attempts by MI5 to bug his phone calls proved fruitless because his rambling, drunken conversations, in his thick Glaswegian accent, were indecipherable to English spies.


— “The coal board high heidyins ur talkin pure shite by the way an we’ll gie them a right doin.”

On plans to close a colliery in West Lothian in 1982.

Translation: “The coal board has its argument. But I do not see it winning many more because, at some stage, the miners will have to stand up and fight, and I am convinced that we will win the minds of the miners for battle.”

Oct 10 20:41

Gordon Brown may be asked to pay back expenses

Several MPs are likely to face queries over cleaning bills. Downing Street sources have indicated that they expect Brown will be asked about his decision to share a cleaner with his brother, Andrew. He paid his brother £6,500. There is no suggestion of financial impropriety but sources expect that Brown could face questions about why he did not pay the cleaner directly and be asked to repay a portion of the sum.

Oct 10 20:37

Barack Obama ready to pay Afghan fighters to ditch the Taliban

The Obama administration is considering outbidding the Taliban to persuade Afghan villagers to lay down arms as it struggles to find a new approach to a war that is fast losing public and congressional support.

Oct 10 19:31

Obama’s Nobel Prize Stuns War Victims

War victims in Afghanistan and Pakistan see Obama deserves court trial, not the Nobel Prize, for their destruction in their countries.

Oct 10 19:27

The Goldman Bonuses Are Coming! The Goldman Bonuses Are Coming!

What has been going down during this financial crisis is not capitalism. It is rule by the elites who use their power and influence within government to rub out competitors, and then use that same power to fill their coffers. This has zero to do with capitalism and everything to do with an alliance of government elite-and corporate elite, the rest of the world be damned.

Oct 10 19:05

Bizarro Peace Prize Awarded to Obama

So, naturally, as a reward for all your strenuous efforts on behalf of keeping the world a place that is less safe, less stable, and less worth living in than at any time since the outbreak of World War II, you are bestowed with – yes, that’s right, the Nobel Peace Prize.

Oct 10 18:46

Pete Seeger is 90 yrs old and should have got the Peace Prize.

To the best of my knowledge Pete was a nominee. They keep the official list of nominees secret for 50 yrs.
"His work shows up wherever you look in the history of labor solidarity, growth of mass effort to end the Vietnam war, ban of nuclear weapons, work for international diplomacy, support of the Civil Rights Movement, for cleaning up the Hudson River and for environmental responsibility in general."
The man has done more for peace than President Obama will ever do.

Oct 10 18:22

Celente – People Should Brace For ‘Greatest Depression’

Gerald Celente is a trendcaster who makes predictions based on current trends. He’s been trendcasting for nearly 30 years and many of his predictions have come true...

Oct 10 18:08

Reader Photos - Tucson Tea Party 9-10-09

Oct 10 17:31

MP3: Ex-CIA counter proliferation officer offers an insider's view on nuclear proliferation.

Richard Barlow discusses his experience as a counter-proliferation intelligence officer with the CIA in the 1980s, his work for the Office of the Secretary of Defense under Dick Cheney, and his incredible journey in trying to stop the proliferation efforts of the now infamous A.Q. Khan. He talks about the ‘real politics’ involving our relations with Pakistan and the Congress’ role, the draconian State Secrets Privilege, current disheartening status of whistleblower protection laws, and more!

Oct 10 16:49

Using Human Shields Equates Morality In Israel

We hear it often said that the Palestinian militia groups,be it Hamas or otherwise, use “human shields” when attacking Zionist forces – this contention is typically broadcasted to the masses in order to deter any and all empathy from being dispersed to the Palestinians themselves. After-all, if the Palestinians are using human shields then why should we feel sorry for them – right?

Now,how many of you have heard of Israel’s use of human shields? Not many I assume. But yes, Israel does indeed use and has used human shields – including most recently in the Gaza ‘Operation Cast Lead’ massacre.

Oct 10 15:45

Video: Israel's nukes and Iran

Beneath the hype Pt.3: US intelligence experts Ray McGovern & Greg Thielmann weigh-in on the consequences of US silence regarding Israel's nuclear weapons

This is Part 3 in a 3 part series. All 3 videos can also be viewed here:

Oct 10 15:37

Video: A new "9/11 Was An Inside Job" song

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

Oct 10 14:53

What Is Money?

"The irresistible temptation now emerges for the goldsmith or other deposit banker to commit fraud and inflation: to engage, in short, in fractional reserve banking, where total cash reserves are lower, by some fraction, than the warehouse receipts outstanding. It is unlikely that the banker will simply abstract the gold and use it for his own consumption; there is then no likelihood of ever getting the money should depositors ask to redeem it, and this act would run the risk of being considered embezzlement. Instead, the banker will either lend out the gold, or far more likely, will issue fake warehouse receipts for gold and lend them out, eventually getting repaid the principal plus interest."

Oct 10 14:41

Israel imposes security clampdown on Jerusalem

Police and protestors clashed in several predominantly Arab suburbs of East Jerusalem but a promised "day of anger" largely failed to materialise as Israeli security forces imposed sweeping restrictions on movement in the city.

Palestinian men under the age of 50 were prevented from approaching the gates of the old city as a security cordon was thrown up around the al-Aqsa mosque compound, the focus of a fortnight of sporadic violence in the disputed Israeli capital.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Memo to all our friends in the Middle East who read this site: violence is precisely what Israel wants to have happen, so that the IDF can bang heads together, and portray Israelis as the victims.

For all who are looking to demonstrate against Israeli actions regarding the Al-Aqsa compound, please "pull a Gandhi" on this one.

Make it peaceful, and remember that the person exhorting other people toward violence against people and property is probably an agent-provocateur, hired by Israel in an attempt to make Palestinians look bad.

Oct 10 14:39

IOF troops block olive harvesting

The villagers said that the IOF soldiers, who usually open those gates at 8 am and close them at 5 pm, were harassing them and hardly allowing them to enter their own lands to harvest the olives crop.

They complained that they have been denied entry for three days without any justification.

Oct 10 14:37

Economists Warm to Financial Transactions Tax

This week, the left-leaning Economic Policy Institute floated the idea of a national transaction tax that would raise $100 billion to $150 billion a year. The tax, at a rate of 0.1% to 0.25% of the value of the trade, would be levied on all financial transactions such as stock trades, but not on consumer transactions such as with credit cards. ...

Oct 10 14:36

The Internet ate my nephew!

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Salon goes after Alex Jones!

Oct 10 14:35

Apartment bans U.S. flags

Jim Clausen was shocked when the new on-site manager of the Oaks Apartments in Albany told him he could face eviction if he did not remove the American flags that fly from his Jeep and motorcycle in the parking lot.

Oct 10 14:33

The Disappearing Middle Class Dream - How the Average American is coping with the Recession: Savings, Banking, Housing, and Investing. Over 50 Million Households Living on $52,000 or less a year.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Is the government impoverishing you deliberately to bring about the global government? And if so, once they have global government, will they keep you a permanent impoverished slave?

Oct 10 14:32

Is Israel Arresting Prominent Boycott Leaders?

Israel has extended the detention of a West Bank campaigner said by activist groups to be the first Palestinian to be imprisoned solely for advocacy of international boycotts against Israel.

Mohammad Othman, a 33 year old resident of the West Bank village of Jayyous, had his detention extended by 12 days at a hearing at Salem military court in the north of Israel on Thursday. Israel's internal security service had requested a 23-day extension.

Othman was first taken into Israeli custody by the Israel Security Agency, commonly known as the Shin Bet, on September 22 at an Israeli border-crossing terminal.

The Shin Bet confirmed that Othman had been detained but refused to comment.

Oct 10 14:31

Hamas says more babies born with birth defects since Cast Lead

The Hamas Health Ministry is claiming that since the Israel Defense Forces operation in Gaza last winter, a higher percentage of children have been born with birth defects, the Ma'an news agency has reported.

The report, which was published by Ma'an in September, quotes Hassenein as saying that the higher number of birth defects is a result of "Israel's use of internationally prohibited weapons against the civilians of Gaza."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The Israelis knew precisely what outcomes the use of these weapons on pregnant women would have on this babies.

And they used these weapons anyway.

Oct 10 14:31

What recovery?

* The world is in the midst of a serious depression that's continuing to spread

* A rise in Australian interest rates would result in a financial raid that would dramatically increase the tax burden on Australian taxpayers

* Bursting real estate bubbles and rampant debt deflation are driving economies around the world to the brink

* The Obama administration's determination to rescue the financial sector amounts to the "assisted suicide" of the US economy

Oct 10 14:30

No Social Security COLA increase for 2010

Oct 10 14:30

Get Ready to be Outraged -- 50 Examples of Government Waste

Government auditors spent the past five years examining all federal programs and found that 22 percent of them–costing taxpayers a total of $123 billion annually–fail to show any positive impact on the populations they serve.

Oct 10 14:29

Scary Muslims crawling out of the woodwork just in time

Nobel Peace Prize Laureate President Obama needs anywhere from 25,000 - 40,000 new troops to fight his war on terror. We need some new bad guys quick!

Oct 10 14:26

Obama, Congress prepare to thwart ACLU suit over abuse photos

In the continuing legal battle over 21 photographs showing terror war prisoner abuse, the U.S. government has not seen much success arguing for nondisclosure in federal court.

The Obama administration believes giving the imminent grant of authority over the release of such pictures to the defense secretary would short-circuit a lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union under the Freedom of Information Act," reported the Associated Press on Saturday.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Imagine my (complete absence of) surprise!

Oct 10 14:26

In U.S., Record-Low Support for Stricter Gun Laws

Gallup finds a new low of 44% of Americans saying the laws covering firearm sales should be made more strict. That is down 5 points in the last year and 34 points from the high of 78% recorded the first time the question was asked, in 1990.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And I will wager that most of that 44% are people working for the government or dependent on government checks.

Oct 10 13:01

Israel To Hit Iran By Christmas

Tis’ The Season To Be Jolly,Or To Attack Iran…

Former Israeli Deputy Defense Minister Ephraim Sneh stated in an interview with the UK’s Sunday Times that if sanctions against Iran are not in place by Christmas, Israel may attack Iran on its own. “If no crippling sanctions are introduced by Christmas, Israel will strike,” he said. “If we are left alone, we will act alone.”

Oct 10 12:13

Congratulations President Obama on the Nobel Peace Prize -- Now Please Earn it!

Dear President Obama,

How outstanding that you've been recognized today as a man of peace. Your swift, early pronouncements -- you will close Guantanamo, you will bring the troops home from Iraq, you want a nuclear weapon-free world, you admitted to the Iranians that we overthrew their democratically-elected president in 1953, you made that great speech to the Islamic world in Cairo, you've eliminated that useless term "The War on Terror," you've put an end to torture -- these have all made us and the rest of the world feel a bit more safe considering the disaster of the past eight years. In eight months you have done an about face and taken this country in a much more sane direction.


Oct 10 11:53

Scientist: Carbon Dioxide Doesn't Cause Global Warming

Trying to debunk theories that higher CO2 levels cause warming, he cites studies that show CO2 levels following temperature spikes, prompting him to back other scientists who say that global warming is caused by solar activity.

Oct 10 10:34

United States Bill of Rights Foundation

Oct 10 10:30

Alan Grayson Explains The Best Policy For Afghanistan: Just Leave People Alone

Grayson was one of the 32 members of Congress who stood up on June 16 and said "NO!" to more war funding. It's more than a promise; it's something he did.

Oct 10 10:23

Who Will Protect Our Children from the Police?

This morning’s Chicago Tribune reports that Lloyd was arrested last month on charges of raping a woman in Indiana. Court documents allege that Lloyd, who had previously threatened the woman with a knife, held a pillow over her face while sexually assaulting her.

In spite of being accused of assault rape, Lloyd was permitted to roam the halls of a school in the Chicago suburb while armed and clothed in both a state-issued costume and the supposed authority to inflict violence on those who didn’t render immediate and unconditional obedience to him.

Oct 10 09:38

Failed Economic Policies and Rising Unemployment in the United States of America

If the birth/death ratio is removed, U-6 is in reality 21.3% total US unemployment. The estimate is that 824,000, more jobs may be extracted from the payroll count for the 12-months ended next March. Such a revision would be the biggest since 1991. The BLS is underestimating job losses deliberately and has been for a long time. That would mean September’s loss would be some 300,000 not 263,000.

Such a revision would put job losses not at 4.8 million but 5.6 million jobs.

This is how government has operated for some time and will continue to as long as we allow them too.

Oct 10 09:25

Will Tel Aviv Take The US To War ­ Again

Iran is not about nuclear weapons. Neither was Iraq. Iran is about the need for serial well-timed crises to advance Israel's expansionist agenda. No one dares bring that agenda to a vote. Or even mention it. Thus the treachery required of those whose numbers are few but whose ambitions are great. What choice do they have but to wage war by way of deception?

Yet this time Americans are more aware of how such duplicity can progress in plain sight. They have access to Internet news. Wade through the online clutter and the analyses found there can expose the common source of this deceit, including its media support.

Oct 10 09:18

Marines see sharp increase in suicides

Through September, the Marines have recorded 38 confirmed or suspected suicides in 2009. Should the pace continue through the end of the year, the Marines would be facing a 20 percent increase from 2008 figures. Suicides also rose 27 percent from 2007 to 2008.

Marine officials said they could not pinpoint an exact cause for the increase.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I think I can pinpoint the problem: it may well have to do with knowing, with absolute certainty, that the US is on the wrong side of history in the prosecution of these wars without end.

Oct 10 09:12

US Strategy in Doubt as Abbas Loses Popular Support

A series of events in recent weeks has sent Abbas’s level of support from his people into a nosedive. The most serious has been the reaction among Palestinians to a decision Abbas or someone close to him made to postpone any further U.N. action on the recommendations of the Goldstone Report into the atrocities committed during last winter’s Israel-Gaza war.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

One has to wonder just what Abbas thought he was doing (or what the Israeli/US pressure or inducement was) to cause him to support a delay in action on the report until next March.

Abbas is about to become "persona non grata" among his own people, if he has not already, thanks to this, and other, completely bone-headed moves.

Oct 10 09:05

US Scrambles to Save Pakistan Aid Package

The bill, which passed through the US Senate last week, pledges billions of dollars in aid to Pakistan but issues a series of harsh statements and demands, including giving the US formal oversight over the nation’s court system and military. The onerous strings attached have led some in Pakistan’s government to term it a “treaty of surrender.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It is obvious that neither Kerry nor Lugar know anything of the history of the Pakistani people.

They are a smart, proud people who understand precisely what this aid package means, if it is accepted by the Pakistani government, which appears to be what is happening.

The acceptance of this aid package will lead to the absolute surrender of their military and political sovereignty to the US, and that is not something most Pakistanis are willing to stomach.

Oct 10 08:57

7 Ways Your Money Will Never Be the Same

Don't expect the economy to "get back on track." It's a new track, folks, and here's how to navigate it.

There's a whiff of economic recovery in the air, and investors have been feeling frisky as of late. Just another bout of irrational exuberance, you ask, to be followed by another bust?

One thing that's certain, however, is that the Great Recession, the credit crisis and the past year's meltdown in financial markets will change how you handle your finances. In many ways, your money will never be the same.

Oct 10 08:57

Gunmen hold hostages in Pakistan army HQ

Militants were holding between 10 to 15 security officers hostage inside Pakistan's army headquarters Saturday after they and others attacked the complex in an audacious assault on the country's most powerful institution.

The attack, which left at least 10 people dead, was the third major militant strike in Pakistan in a week and came as the government was planning an imminent offensive against Islamist militants in their strongholds in the rugged mountains along the border with Afghanistan.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

One has to wonder if this was some kind of an inside job, in terms of the militants knowing when and where they could strike with impunity.

But if the goal of US military "aid" to Pakistan (in the form of the slaughter of its civilians through drone attacks) has been an almost total destabilization of this country, one can truly say "mission accomplished"

If not, the US Pakistan military campaign has been one of the most catastrophically abysmal failures of US foreign policy in the long, sorry history of abysmal failures of US foreign policy.

Oct 10 08:55

Study: 54 Percent of Companies Ban Facebook, Twitter at Work

According to a study commissioned by Robert Half Technology, an IT staffing company, 54 percent of U.S. companies say they’ve banned workers from using social networking sites like Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and MySpace, while on the job. The study, released today, also found that 19 percent of companies allow social networking use only for business purposes, while 16 percent allow limited personal use.

Oct 10 08:50

Japan suspends US plant's beef amid mad cow fears

Japan has suspended beef shipments from an American meatpacking plant after finding cattle parts banned under an agreement to prevent the spread of mad cow disease, the agriculture ministry said Saturday.

Japanese quarantine inspectors found bovine spinal columns in one of 732 boxes sent by Tyson Fresh Meats, Inc., which arrived in Japan last month, the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries said in a statement. The box contained 35 pounds (16 kilograms) of chilled short loin with spinal bones, which were not released commercially, said ministry official Goshi Nakata.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It's scary to realize that Japan appears to have far better mechanisms for preventing the spread of meat-borne illness than we do here in the US.

Oct 10 08:45

U. S. 'sticker shock' on Afghanistan

As they review U. S. policy in Afghanistan for the second time this year, U. S. leaders face one nagging suspicion -- it may not be possible to crush al-Qaeda, defeat the Taliban and stabilize Afghanistan at a reasonable cost in blood, treasure or time.

Eight years after Washington went to war in Afghanistan in retaliation for the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the United States, officials and the public are struggling to agree on why their troops are still there, what they should be doing or even who they should be fighting.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Why are we in Afghanistan?

1. To build the pipelines to control Eurasian oil. The war is being fought so that corporations can make more money.

2. To protect the drug trade, from which so many profit so handsomely. And please remember; when the Taliban were in control, opium poppy production all but disappeared.

After having negotiated with the Taliban up to as late as August of 2001, the Bush administration thought that a war would be "cheaper" than the price the Taliban was demanding for the pipeline routes.

So, what now?!?!?

Our options are very limited here. What we should do is declare victory, go home, and negotiate with whatever government is left standing in Kabul about the pipelines.

Of course, that would be logical.

Oct 10 08:33

'U.S. furious over Israeli incitement against Obama'

The U.S. administration is furious over Israeli incitement against President Barack Obama, Democratic congressmen close to Obama told an Israeli source who returned from a visit to Washington this week.

The source, who met in Washington with administration officials and members of Congress, told Haaretz he was stunned by the level of anger there over attempts to portray Obama to the American public as an enemy of Israel because of his efforts to restart peace talks and freeze settlement construction.

"There are people here who are playing with fire by damaging our relationship with the U.S.," the source said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Of course this "furious" administration won't do what is needed here, and that is the complete and utter cessation of all support for Israel, military and financial, which is robbed from the American taxpayers every year.

And what real good has all that support accomplished?!?

What support and concessions have we received from the Israeli government toward a just and lasting peace with the Palestinians?

One big fat hairy nothing.

By continuing to provide aid, the US is supporting the nastily ungrateful attitude we see coming from both the Israeli government, and its citizens.

And on the settlement issue, Netanyahu's government has spat directly into President Obama's face, and told him it's raining.

Allowing this bad behavior to stand by continuing to support it financially means that Obama has shown who really controls US foreign policy.

Oct 10 08:28

The not so Nobel Prize.

The Nobel Prize was always the crème de la crème of awards and I hung on to that for awhile, along with the Academy Award for best song but… those have tailed away into insignificance as well now. When they gave the Nobel Prize to Kissinger, Begin and Eli the plagiarizing Weasel, the bloom went off the rose as the wart grew on the nose. If I remember correctly, Lil’ Georgie Bush and Debonair Tony Blair were nominees/ sorry for the interruption, I had to go outside and throw up into a potted plant. I feel better now.

Oct 10 08:23

Iran: Israel's threats inexplicable

Iran's ambassador to the UN, Mohammad Khazaee, sent a letter of protest to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moonin which he wrote that "there is no explanation for Israel's continuing threats against Tehran".

He was referring to an interview given by former Deputy Defense Minister Ephraim Sneh to the Sunday Times in which he said that if Iran were not further sanctioned by this Christmas Israel would attack the country.

Sneh told the paper that if Israel were forced to attack the Islamic Republic on its own it would do so, remarks the Iranian ambassador deemed "irresponsible".

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"If you don't do what we want, we're gonna start World War III!" - official Tel Aviv souse.

Oct 10 08:17

After Nobel nod, Obama convenes war council

Hours after being named a Nobel peace laureate, US President Barack Obama shouldered his duties as commander in chief and convened a war council for crucial talks on Afghan strategy.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"We will create a desolation, and we will call it peace! I think that is original with me. Can we copyright that?" -- Official White Horse Souse

Oct 10 08:16

Goldstone Report: Palestinians' Anger At Their Leaders Intensifies

- The Palestinian Authority (PA) is trying desperately to contain the political fallout following its decision to withdraw support for a UN report into war crimes committed in Gaza in December and January.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The Palestinians understand very clearly that they have been betrayed by top PA leadership (particularly that of Abbas), and this could very well spell the end of the Palestinian Authority.

Oct 10 08:12

Camp Keating That Was Attacked is Abandoned

The remote U.S. outpost near the Pakistan border that was nearly overrun by insurgents last weekend has been abandoned and destroyed by American troops, military officials announced today.

Americans demolished the base, dubbed Combat Outpost Keating, just days after an all-day fight last Saturday in which eight American soldiers were killed and 24 wounded. U.S. military officials estimate that as many as 100 of the attackers were also killed in the battle, which was the bloodiest in Afghanistan in the past year.

Keating was destroyed so it could not be used by insurgents.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

In other words, the Afghani freedom fighters succeeded in getting that base destroyed.

Oct 10 08:10

Second wave of virus is 'a slow burn'

Just as last week, there continue to be encouraging signs with swine flu. The much predicted second wave has begun but the increase in cases in England and Wales is much slower than officials had dared hope. In Scotland, cases actually fell, but remain very high in Northern Ireland.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So, the "when pigs fly" flu is no worse than regular seasonal flu. But the government got to hand out billions to campaign contributors who own vaccine companies, while CDC and WHO got to l9ok butch in a time of impending budget cuts.

Oct 10 08:08


It’s fairly clear that the announcement that President Obama is to be the recipient of this year’s Nobel Prize for Peace has come as a surprise to everyone – including Obama. Questions regarding whether he deserves it or not will be discussed throughout both the blogosphere and the mainstream media for sometime, but what in my view is far more interesting is; what was the committee thinking when formulating their decision. Why did they choose Obama? Was there some noble ulterior motive behind the decision whereby, in awarding it to him, they imagined that a war against Iran, a war that could lead to a global catastrophe, be thwarted?

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is the latest spin to try to get the Nobel Committee off the hook for this disaster.

But Obama is a man provably unconcerned with keeping his own campaign promises, and therefore not likely to care about any imposed expectations connected with the peace prize.

Oct 10 08:06

An Open Letter to the President and the American People about the War in Afghanistan

Recently the ongoing war in Afghanistan has fallen into the spotlight as the most hotly debated and important part of our nation?s foreign policy, and rightly so. As he took of?ce, President Obama called it “the good war” and has indicated he would do whatever is necessary to succeed there, but exactly what that means has recently become the topic of quite a good deal of debate and discussion between the White House?s national security team and the Pentagon. Many conservative news outlets have begun
dragging up every patriotic and sentimental reason why the President should immediately redouble his efforts in the region.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Don't hold your breath.

Oct 10 07:59

Afghans Trained by Blackwater Defect to Taliban

Remember when Sarah Palin said that "the surge principles that have worked in Iraq need to be implemented in Afghanistan." Well...as Ms. Palin would say, many Afghans working for the Afghan security forces are now switching sides and are now defecting to the Taliban.

Guess who trained many of them? Blackwater!

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The same thing happened in Iraq. Once trained, the Iraqi volunteers took their US supplied weapons and joined the other side.


Oct 10 07:57

Nothing is real

I beg you to stick with this clip until the very end. The last minute of this video is mind-blowing. This is not an exercise in evidence-free paranoia-mongering.
Oct 10 07:55

Proposed B.C. law would allow big fines, jail time for Olympics violators

The province introduced legislation this week that would give municipal officers the ability to enter private residences and remove or cover what's deemed to be illegal signage after giving only 24 hours notice.

Owing to vague wording in Vancouver's city bylaw, the group fears the stiff penalties - yet to be adopted - will be used during the 2010 Games to stifle anti-Olympic sentiment.

"(It) runs the risk of coming across as overly aggressive in terms of law enforcement," said Robert Holmes, president of the B.C. Civil Liberties Association.

Oct 10 07:52

Obama as World’s #1 terrorist, #1 war criminal, #1 child killer, #1 Drug Pusher & #1 Drug Lord

A picture tells a thousand words: an Afghan man harvests opium while US Alliance soldiers look on (see MSNBC: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/3304034... ).

Russia, wracked with a major heroin addiction burden, is pleading with the US to eradicate Afghan opium crops that are responsible for over 90% of the world’s heroin (see World News, September 2009: http://article.wn.com/view/2009/09/... ).

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Great Britain once fought a war with China over Britain's "right" to sell opium to the Chinese people.

Looks like the US Government might be doing the same thing when it attacks Iran.


Oct 10 07:48

That Nobel screams:

This award never went to two of the most critical peacemakers of the 20th Century: Mahatma Gandhi, who pioneered the successful use of mass non-violence; and Eleanor Roosevelt, feminist godmother of the New Deal's social programs and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

It has not gone to Cesar Chavez, Ken Saro-Wiwa, Thich Nhat Hanh, Paul XIII and so many more.

But yes it did to Barack Obama. Why?

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Even Pete Seeger deserved that prize more than Obama!

Oct 10 07:45

CODE PINK: Women FOR the Occupation of Afghanistan

Oct 10 07:38

HUMAN RIGHTS IN PALESTINE AND OTHER OCCUPIED ARAB TERRITORIES - Report of the United Nations Fact Finding Mission on the Gaza Conflict

117. Investigations and, if appropriate, prosecutions of those suspected of serious violations are necessary steps if respect for human rights and humanitarian law is to be ensured and to prevent the development of a climate of impunity. States have a duty under international law to investigate allegations of violations.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

In other words, Barack Piss-Prize Obama is defying the United Nations by blocking the referral of Israel's war crimes for prosecution.

This is the death of the credibility of the global government.

Oct 10 07:35

The Global Warming Scam

Webmaster's Commentary: 

See next down.

Optional Banner: 
WRH Exclusive
Oct 10 07:30

Antarctic Ice Melt at Lowest Levels in Satellite Era

Where are the headlines? Where are the press releases? Where is all the attention?

The ice melt across during the Antarctic summer (October-January) of 2008-2009 was the lowest ever recorded in the satellite history.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Anything that does not serve the glorious New World Order does not get headlines, comrade!

Oct 10 07:29

Justice officials won't take oath before briefing

Hoekstra said Justice's refusal to brief under oath is part of a "disturbing pattern that has emerged of the Obama administration refusing or finding reasons to refuse to share information with Congress."

Both the House and the Senate intelligence committees have advanced legislation that would require more intelligence disclosures to Congress, though the details of the bills differ. The Obama administration has threatened to veto the House legislation if it is passed.

Oct 10 07:28

Package deal! Arab puppet dictators made in USA

Package deal! Arab puppet dictators made in USA, cheap, servile, ressourceful, 100% unelected, "moderate" label, "New Middle Beast" certification, "New World Disorder" 90001, among the useful fonctions of your "Arab puppet dictators full kit":
They will:
- sell national ressources for nothing,
- buy for billions in useless US military hardware and other WMD, thus helping the military-industrial complex,
- give access to bases for wars of agression against independent countries or resistance groups (the so-called "bad guys")
- give green light to any US agency for regional hegemony, control of oil, gas and minerals,

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I do not know about the dictator, but I'll bid $40 on that sword!!!!!!!

Oct 10 07:27

The Five Stages of Collapse

The US is an oil importer, burning up 25% of the world's production, and importing over two-thirds of that. Back in mid-90s, when I first started trying to guess the timing of the US collapse, the arrival of the global peak in oil production was scheduled for around the turn of the century. It turned out that the estimate was off by almost a decade, but that is actually fairly accurate as far as such big predictions go. So here it is the high price of oil that is putting the brakes on further debt expansion. As higher oil prices trigger a recession, the economy starts shrinking, and a shrinking economy cannot sustain an ever-expanding level of debt. At some point the ability to finance oil imports will be lost, and that will be the tipping point, after which nothing will ever be the same.

Oct 10 07:26

Ambassadors of avarice: Tony Blair is raking in £50,000 an hour... and Cherie is spending it just as fast.

As they filed out, each of those lucky enough to meet him was invited to place his or her business card on a tray so a photo of their lightning-fast encounter with Mr Blair could be dispatched in the post.

These days, even such snatched ‘face time’ with the former Labour PM comes at a price.

Oct 10 07:25

Peace Prize??????

Oct 10 07:24

What Recession?

It's great to know that during the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression, the wealth of the 400 richest Americans, according to Forbes, actually increased by $30 billion. Well golly, that's only a 2 percent increase, much less than the double digit returns the wealthy had grown accustomed to. But a 2 percent increase is a whole lot more than losing 40 percent of your 401k. And $30 billion is enough to provide 500,000 school teacher jobs at $60k per year.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Let 'em eat twinkies!"

Oct 10 07:20

Job seekers competing for open jobs at record high

The number of job seekers competing for each opening has reached the highest point since the recession began. According to a Labor Department report released Friday there are about 6 unemployed workers competing for each job opening.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The Labor Department is full of it. The Labor Department says 6 people for every available job, yet other reports are saying ten times as much, and a recent hiring at GE showed 10,000 applicants for just 90 jobs.

Oct 10 07:16

Job competition toughest since recession began

The number of job seekers competing for each opening has reached the highest point since the recession began, according to government data released Friday.

The employment crisis is expected to worsen as companies stay reluctant to hire. Many economists expect a jobless recovery, putting pressure on President Barack Obama and congressional Democrats to stimulate job creation.

There are about 6.3 unemployed workers competing, on average, for each job opening, a Labor Department report shows. That's the most since the department began tracking job openings nine years ago, and up from only 1.7 workers when the recession began in December 2007.

Oct 10 07:12

Tortured law: the clear case for prosecuting authors of American torture

I’ve written about why “enhanced interrogation” techniques are conservatively defined as torture. I’ve argued that these war crimes continue to be covered-up because both political parties’ leadership are guilty, and that the only way out I see is a Truth and Reconciliation process to encourage people to come forward with truth in exchange for no prosecution. Now watch the most poignant video yet to walk you through the law and evidence, 9-minutes from Alliance for Justice.

Oct 10 07:12

Concerns are growing about FHA’s stability

First it was Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Now concern is growing that another government mortgage giant might teeter.

Oct 10 07:12

Govt-Funded Research Unit Destroyed Original Climate Data

America is being asked to spend trillions on a theory, some of whose foundational data has been destroyed, allegedly for a lack of storage space. If the data cannot be reviewed, it cannot be trusted, scientifically.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"The dog ate my data!"

Oct 10 07:08


Webmaster's Commentary: 

The global change from the dollar to the Euro will crash the US economy.

Maybe that is a good time to replace the Federal Reserve, not to mention the Federal Government that allowed it all to happen.

Last last month, Iran announced that its
foreign reserves would be held in
Euros from now on instead of dollars.

The last country to make this
declaration was "pre liberation"

Oct 10 07:01

Derivatives Lobby Hooks Up With New Dems To Water Down Reform Bill

Bloomberg News reports Friday morning that the derivatives lobby has put a bug in the ear of the New Democrat Coalition.

JPMorgan Chase, Goldman Sachs, and Credit Suisse lobbied New Dem Reps. Mike McMahon (D-N.Y.) and Melissa Bean (D-Ill.) "to expand the ways the legislation allows dealers and major investors to trade the contracts," according to Bloomberg.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

When the checkbooks come out, the spines retract.

Oct 10 06:51

True News 55 Obama, Vanity, Grandiosity

Did Obama close Gitmo yet? Get the troops out of Iraq? How about improving things in Afghanistan, reforming health care, fixing global warming, reforming immigration, solving gays in the military, limiting executive power and prosecuting torturers?

Oct 10 06:20

Osama Bin Laden: Dead or Alive?

Since the transference of power from the Bush administration to that of Barack Obama administration, the question of whether bin Laden is dead or alive has become more important.

Although George W. Bush famously said that he wanted Osama bin Laden “dead or alive,” he made clear that he was not serious about this. Besides stating that he was not concerned about bin Laden, he demonstrated this by diverting most of America’s military resources to Iraq. Bush could, of course, be unconcerned about bin Laden because he knew that, besides the fact that bin Laden had nothing to do with 9/11, he was probably dead anyway.

I do not know what President Obama and his people think about these matters, but their rhetoric presupposes that bin Laden was responsible for 9/11 and is still alive.

Oct 10 03:11

Telephone Company Is Arm of Government, Feds Admit in Spy Suit

U.S. District Court Judge Jeffery White disagreed and ruled on September 24 that the feds had to release the names of the telecom employees that contacted the Justice Department and the White House to lobby for a get-out-of-court-free card.

“Here, the telecommunications companies communicated with the government to ensure that Congress would pass legislation to grant them immunity from legal liability for their participation in the surveillance,” White wrote. “Those documents are not protected from disclosure because the companies communicated with the government agencies “with their own … interests in mind,” rather than the agency’s interests.

Oct 10 02:36

Obama Is Moving Forcefully to Concentrate All Power in Himself

Bill Marina and I paid a great deal of detailed attention to Bush's explosive use of the Blackwater, etc., private armies in Iraq, Afghanistan and beyond. There are now a few good books on them. In general, these mercenaries – highly paid, mostly former Special Forces from the U.S., Israel, South Africa, etc. – outnumber the regular military personnel in Iraq and Afghanistan and beyond. The statement that the U.S. forces in Afghanistan are 65,000 is a preposterous Big Lie to hide the reality and the vast costs. These forces are the ones that use hollow point sniper bullets for long-range murders of civilians, etc. They probably use other war crimes materials like white phosphorus against personnel, depleted uranium shells in Iraq, etc

Oct 10 02:21

The American Flu Charade

With a Consumer Reports poll showing nearly 2/3rds of U.S. parents will hold off on having their children vaccinated with the H1N1 late-2009 season flu vaccine, health authorities are likely to resort to scare tactics as they have in past years to induce parents into having their children vaccinated. You can’t cry wolf every year. The Consumer Reports telephone survey shows 50% of U.S. parents are delaying their decision to have their children vaccinated and another 14% will forego vaccination altogether.

Anticipate millions of unused doses of vaccine

There may be hundreds of millions of doses of unused vaccine if the public holds to their guns on no flu vaccination.

Oct 10 02:05

The Securitization Boondoggle

And do we really need securitization? Nobel economist Paul Krugman doesn't think so:

"The banks don’t need to sell securitized debt to make loans — they could start lending out of all those excess reserves they currently hold. Or to put it differently, by the numbers there’s no obvious reason we shouldn’t be seeking a return to traditional banking, with banks making and holding loans, as the way to restart credit markets. Yet the assumption at the Fed seems to be that this isn’t an option — that the only way to go is back to the securitized debt market of the years just before the crisis."

Oct 10 00:56

If This Is Israel's "Peace"

The murder of innocent men,women and children in Palestine will not be brushed aside nor will we be silenced when speaking up against it!

October 9, 2009

Oct 09 23:43

Israel,In A Single Picture

Racism,Xenophobia and all out hatred is embedded in Israeli culture.

Oct 09 19:06

Banned: No Children in Public Park

Today we highlight yet another asinine attempt by government to enact a law that makes one wonder if we still live in America. The City of Kensington, Maryland has banned kids from public parks

Oct 09 18:53

Central Banking: A Blight On Humanity

The unexpected immediate demand for substantial tonnage of gold bullion created utter panic in at least two banks who were counterparties to this trade – J.P. Morgan Chase and Deutsche Bank – because they simply did not posses the gold bullion which they had sold short [an illegal act which in trading parlance is referred to as a “naked short”].

Oct 09 18:45

He Got the WHAT Prize?

The Nobel Prizes - and especially the ‘peace’ prize - have always confounded me anyway since they are all based on profits left over from the guy (Alfred Nobel) who invented dynamite and gelignite. So pardon the political incorrectness of this, but as I see it, naming something a ‘peace prize’ and funding it with dynamite profits is - how do you say this? - a kind of blood money deal by my standards…

Oct 09 18:39

Ron Paul on Obama winning the Nobel Peace Prize

Dr. Paul gives his thoughts on awarding the Nobel Peace Prize to President Obama, looks at the president's pro-war record, and talks about the need for a true pro-peace movement.

Oct 09 17:58

Urgent lawsuit filed against FDA to halt swine flu vaccines; claims FDA violated federal law

Health freedom attorney Jim Turner is filing a lawsuit in Washington D.C. mid-day Friday in an urgent effort to halt the distribution of the swine flu vaccine in America. On behalf of plaintiffs Dr. Gary Null and other licensed health care workers of New York State, the lawsuit charges that the FDA violated the law in its hasty approval of four swine flu vaccines by failing to scientifically determine neither the safety nor efficacy of the vaccines.

"The suit will seek an injunction against the FDA from approving the vaccine," attorney Jim Turner told NaturalNews on Thursday evening's Natural News Talk Hour show. "And the core of the argument is that they have not done the proper safety and efficacy tests on the vaccine to allow it to be release at this time."