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March 22, 2010

Mar 22 10:47

UNHRC denies us right to self-defense'

Israel charged Monday that the United Nations Human Rights Council does not believe it has the right to self defense against the rockets which Gaza Palestinians launch against its citizens on the southern border.

"You have done nothing about it and you expect that Israel does nothing either," said Israel's ambassador to the UN in Geneva, Roni Leshno Yaar.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Memo to Israel's ambassador to the UN, Roni Leshno Yaar.

There is something the Israeli government could "do about" those Kassams allegedly fired by Palestinians:

1. You could lift the siege of Gaza.

2. You could declare precisely what the borders of Israel are.

3. You could come to the negotiating table, including all Palestinian factions (including Hamas) and hammer out a peace treaty between the two entities, ensuring a just and lasting peace.

But of course, Israel will never do any of those things.

And I really don't know why you're so outraged by these resolutions: Israel generally ignores UN resolutions anyway.

Mar 22 10:37

'Israel's security strengthens US'

Clinton’s message on the Israeli-Palestinian peace process was received politely if not enthusiastically by most of the 7,500 or so AIPAC activists at her Monday morning speech. Despite the recent tensions, there was no obvious booing or other voicing of disapproval, and several of her comments on the subject received some applause.

Her statements on Iran, however, garnered much more enthusiastic backing.

“The United States is determined to prevent Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons,” she said to one of a handful of standing ovations. “Our aim is not incremental sanctions, but sanctions that will bite.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It is apparent that our current Secretary of State finds that she cannot grovel enough to the current Israeli government, which is hell-bent on causing more pain and suffering for the Palestinians, and creating more regional instability by rattling its sabers against literally every one of its neighbors.

The statement on sanctions must have been music to AIPAC members' ears.

They understand that unilateral or multi-lateral sanctions (bypassing the UN) will simply be a prelude to the US-led war against Iran.

This means that it will be our kids in the military who will do the fighting, dying, and getting maimed to neutralize yet another of Israel's "existential threats" in the region, as happened with Iraq.

Such an attack, however, is fraught with peril for this country, particularly if Russia and China intervene on Iran's behalf.

Just a reminder: Russia and China have nukes.

Mar 22 10:25

Assassinating Hamas won't work

Beyond the tactical and strategic side of this practice lies a darker reality. By killing their leaders, Israel is sending a clear message of rejection and contempt to the Palestinians. Israel is saying, and has been saying for decades: we do not negotiate. Israel's assassination policy should be understood as a complement to its politics; its refusal to arrive at a compromise with its neighbours is the real story behind the extrajudicial killings.

Perhaps the most effective way to deal with Hamas is to bargain with its leaders rather than to assassinate them. If the barbaric culture of killing is abandoned and replaced with a truthful attempt to reach an agreement with our neighbours, perhaps today's threats can become tomorrow's hopes.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is a very excellent commentary on the Israeli practice of extrajudicial assassinations, but it misses one very critical point.

Israel doesn't care about peace: it only cares about the expansion of its territory by any means necessary.

The Israeli government believes that any violence against it strengthens its "victimhood" status in the eyes of the world, and therefore believes itself justified in its retaliation against Palestinian leadership in the form of extrajudicial assassinations.

Mar 22 10:22

An Attack on Healthcare in the Guise of Reform

After months of closed-door negotiations with insurance CEOs and pharmaceutical executives, Obama made the absurd claim that the measure came “from the bottom up.” In fact, the legislation was entirely dictated from the top. It represents the opening shot in a sweeping attack on health care for working people.

Mar 22 10:15

Afghanistan Karzai reveals talks with Afghan rebels

Hamid Karzai has held face-to-face talks with active insurgents representing one of the most violent rebel leaders operating in Afghanistan, the Afghan president's office said today.

According to the organisation's spokesman Haroun Zarghoun, the delegates presented a 15-point plan, including a call for foreign troops to withdraw from Afghanistan within six months, starting in July. Six months after that an interim government would be appointed and preparations made for fresh elections.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The US and NATO will not allow this to happen, period, end of discussion.

The pipelines with which to control Eurasian oil have not yet been installed, and this was one of the primary outcomes desired by the US from the moment of the US and NATO invasion of Afghanistan.

Mar 22 10:09

A sweet problem: Princeton researchers find that high-fructose corn syrup prompts considerably more weight gain

"Some people have claimed that high-fructose corn syrup is no different than other sweeteners when it comes to weight gain and obesity, but our results make it clear that this just isn't true, at least under the conditions of our tests," said psychology professor Bart Hoebel, who specializes in the neuroscience of appetite, weight and sugar addiction. "When rats are drinking high-fructose corn syrup at levels well below those in soda pop, they're becoming obese -- every single one, across the board. Even when rats are fed a high-fat diet, you don't see this; they don't all gain extra weight."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

High fructose corn syrup is ubiquitous.

Read the label of anything you're thinking about buying at your grocery store first, and if this is a an ingredient in this product, don't put it into the shopping cart.

This product not only contributes to weight gain; it also creates problems for anyone with sugar metabolism issues, like diabetes, or hypoglycemia.

Mar 22 10:03

Navy warns ships about al Qaeda risk near Yemen

The Navy is warning ships sailing in waters near Yemen that al Qaeda is planning seaborne attacks similar to the 2000 suicide boat bombing of the USS Cole.

A warning notice posted on the Web site of the Office of Naval Intelligence and dated March 10 stated that the alert was issued to promote security for shipping companies and other vessels transiting the piracy-plagued region.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

As recently as 17 March, 2010, as reported at:


"Petraeus Claims Iran Aiding al-Qaeda"

"Iran is assisting al Qaeda by facilitating links between senior terrorist leaders and affiliate groups, the commander of U.S. forces in the Middle East told Congress on Tuesday.

Army Gen. David H. Petraeus, commander of the U.S. Central Command, also said Iran’s nuclear program is facing problems, and as a result, Tehran is not expected to emerge with a nuclear weapon this year."

One has to wonder if perhaps some kind of "false flag" event is about to be conjured up relatively soon by those for whom it would be geopolitically beneficial, to blame on Al Qaeda and Iran.

Mar 22 09:49

Israeli army explanation 'simply impossible'

Live ammunition killed two 16-year-old Palestinian boys in the northern West Bank over the weekend, despite the Israeli military's denials, medical officials and human rights advocates said Sunday.

"Contrary to what was published, live fire was not used. The Palestinians were hurt by rubber bullets used during the incident," an army spokesman said Saturday and reiterated Sunday, citing an initial inquiry.

But medical findings appeared to corroborate testimony by witnesses, a senior Palestinian Authority official, and emergency responders that, regardless of the circumstances, rubber-coated bullets could not have caused the injuries in question.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

You know when representatives of the IDF are lying about any kind ofincident like this: they open their mouths, and they speak.

Mar 22 09:42

Israeli education ministry censors Universal Declaration of Human Rights

The office of the minister of education forbade distributing a booklet for kids about the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, because it didn’t like two articles in the declaration, as well as some of the illustration in the booklet.

These two articles are as follows:

"Everyone has the right to seek and to enjoy in other countries asylum from persecution." (Article 14)

"Everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion; this right includes freedom to change his religion or belief, and freedom, either alone or in community with others and in public or private, to manifest his religion or belief in teaching, practice, worship and observance." (Article 18)

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Unflipping believable, but completely predictable.

Mar 22 09:38

“Passage Of The Healthcare Bill Means The Double-Dip Is Coming” – Market Insight From Permabull Jim Cramer Who Just Turned Bearish

Either the market doesn’t care that the health care bill will pass – and it will — or it doesn’t think that the proposal will cost that much — something I think is nuts. Which brings us to a very tenuous crossroad: We have to wonder if this is one of those occasions, like in 2008, where the market doesn’t see the coming catastrophe. Or perhaps the market sees any resolution as positive.

Mar 22 09:34

Report - Navy Anti-Terror Drill Will Go Delta Level Security

Exercise Solid Curtain/Citadel Shield 2010 is a single, large, Navy-wide integrated exercise designed to enhance the training and readiness of Navy security personnel to respond to threats that may happen in the real world, but is not in response to any specific threat. Loud noises may be heard and members of the surrounding community may experience changes in traffic flow. Gate access may be slowed due to Random Anti-terrorism Measures being in effect.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I recall that a number of military and government terror exercises coincided with the attacks of September 11, 2001.

Mar 22 09:29

Health care reform bill dooms America to Pharma-dominated sickness and suffering

The new legislation does, however, lock in billions of dollars in monopoly profits for the pharmaceutical companies — the same companies who spent millions of dollars pushing for its passage and who depend on the continuation of sickness and disease for their future profits.

There’s only one problem with this health care reform bill: It doesn’t reform health care. It has almost nothing to do with health care at all, in fact: It’s really more of an effort to expand a broken sick-care system. When faced with the problem that our sick-care system doesn’t work, Congress somehow decided that fixing the problem merely involved expanding the failures to include everyone!

Mar 22 09:25

ObamaCare To Be Enforced By IRS 'Bounty Hunters'

A new analysis by the Joint Economic Committee and the House Ways & Means Committee minority staff estimates up to 16,500 new IRS personnel will be needed to collect, examine and audit new tax information mandated on families and small businesses in the 'reconciliation' bill being taken up by the U.S. House of Representatives this weekend, according to Brady.

"When most people think of health care reform they think of more doctors exams, not more IRS exams," says U.S. Congressman Kevin Brady, the top House Republican on the Joint Economic Committee. "Isn't the federal government already intruding enough into our lives? We need thousands of new doctors and nurses in America, not thousands more IRS agents."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This bill is absolutely not about health care: it is about a huge increase in taxes, and lining the pockets of insurance executives.

Mar 22 09:23

A Ruinous Meltdown

A story that is not getting nearly enough attention is the ruinous fiscal meltdown occurring in state after state, all across the country.

Taxes are being raised. Draconian cuts in services are being made. Public employees are being fired. The tissue-thin national economic recovery is being undermined. And in many cases, the most vulnerable populations — the sick, the elderly, the young and the poor — are getting badly hurt.

Mar 22 09:15

Lebanese army fires on Israeli warplanes: military

Lebanese anti-aircraft guns opened fire on two Israeli warplanes that were violating its airspace at medium altitude on Sunday, the military said.

The incident came amid rising regional tension and heightened concern in Lebanon over recent Israeli threats against Shiite militant party Hezbollah and its backers Syria and Iran.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Israel is itching to get back into Lebanon, and is doing its level best to provoke a nasty military response which will give them the "justification" for another all-out attack.

If they get what they are looking for, this time, they will go all the way to the Litani River, because they desperately need the water resources.

Mar 22 09:12

Ron Paul: National Bankruptcy will Repeal Obamacare – Not Republicans

Ron Paul: National Bankruptcy will Repeal Obamacare – Not Republicans

Ron Paul tells it like it is: There is no “right” to healthcare. Obamacare will be repealed by a national bankruptcy. The IRS is hiring new agents to steal more money. Central economic planning has failed. A much bigger economic crisis is coming. And, every country in the world is technically bankrupt. Ron Paul is America’s leading voice for limited constitutional government, low taxes, free markets, and a return to sound monetary policies.

Mar 22 09:08

Former Obama Aide New Head of AIPAC

Lee “Rosy” Rosenberg, a jazz recording industry veteran capitalist who accompanied U.S. President Barack Obama on his campaign trip to Israel two years ago, takes over on Sunday as the new president of American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC). Rosenberg also served on the president’s national campaign finance committee.

The new AIPAC president hails from Chicago, the home state of President Obama, and also is on first-name terms with White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel and David Axelrod, President Obama’s senior advisor.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

One has to wonder, with AIPAC's agenda fully focused on Iran this year, how well Lee Rosenberg is going to be able to "sell" Obama on attacking Iran to "neutralize" yet another of Israel's "existential threats" in the region (and for Israel, every one of it's neighbors is an "existential threat"!)

Mar 22 09:05

How ObamaCare Will End Up with Bernie Madoff Types in Charge of Your Diagnosis and Treatment

The real story about ObamaCare is that it will eventually result in a dramatic decline in the quality of healthcare in the United States. It will also kill creativity and innovation in the field of healthcare. The bill is driven by some very evil people in the Obama Administration. They are power freaks of the first degree, who want to control your life.

Mar 22 09:02

The 10 Step Final Countdown to Retirement Plan Nationalization

There is little chance to stop the coming health and retirement plan nationalization because both systems certainly don't work for the benefit of most Americans. The needs of the American people have been circumvented by the politicians of both parties, the legal system and the greed of Wall Street and the American insurance industry due to their special interest control of Congress.

Mar 22 09:01

US ‘Victory’ in Settlements Row Short-Lived

In his most recent public comments, Prime Minister Netanyahu reiterated that he would like to see the “indirect talks” with the Palestinian Authority resume, but that he absolutely would not ever agree to restrict construction in occupied East Jerusalem, the issue upon which the talks have stalled.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

There was absolutely no US "victory" on the settlements issue.

This was pure public theatre, period, end of discussion.

Israel will simply keep doing what is has been doing (building on illegally occupied land) and will not suffer any tangible consequences from the US, as always.

Mar 22 08:55

Obama Pays More Than Buffett as U.S. Risks AAA Rating

The bond market is saying that it’s safer to lend to Warren Buffett than Barack Obama.

The $2.59 trillion of Treasury Department sales since the start of 2009 have created a glut as the budget deficit swelled to a post-World War II-record 10 percent of the economy and raised concerns whether the U.S. deserves its AAA credit rating. The increased borrowing may also undermine the first-quarter rally in Treasuries as the economy improves.

Mar 22 08:53

A little secret about Obama's "transparency"

The Democratic administration of Barack Obama, who denounced his predecessor, George W. Bush, as the most secretive in history, is now denying more Freedom of Information Act requests than the Republican did.

Mar 22 08:45

Taser use questioned

Some city councilors and a handful of residents Tuesday night suggested revising a policy that governs the police department's use of Tasers, and raised questions about a local officer's decision to repeatedly use his stun gun to subdue a 58-year-old homeless woman who suffers from a mental illness.

"If we had a police officer that was having an issue with this woman and things weren't going well … why didn't the officer ask for backup instead of using force?" Poirier asked.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So this is what "To Protect and Serve" looks like in Vermont.

Mar 22 08:42

Joe Biden Got What He Deserved And So Will America

American politicians need to wake up. No matter how much you kiss Israel’s ass, it will never be enough. You will, just like a 90 pound weakling is treated by the school bully, constantly be subjugated to more and more demands, no matter even if you decide to swallow after at first just spitting. It’s time for you to tell the Israelis and their loyalists here in the US, people like Rahm Emanuel and Deborah Wasserman-Schultz, to go fuck themselves and then you have to get back to the business of actually serving the needs of the American people.

Thanks to everyone who is donating. Many donations have come in from anonymous benefactors using money orders with no identification and no return address. I send thanks to all donors, electronic for electronic and paper for paper (if you did not get a thank you note, blame the post office) but I wanted to make a public thank you to the people who wished to remain concealed, and I fully understand why. So, thanks you to all you unsung Rivero's Rangers out there! Together we may yet stop this rush to war before we wake up with a mushroom cloud in our front yards!

Mar 22 08:40

220 Socialists That Need to Be Sent Home

Mar 22 08:39

U.S. may expand use of its prison in Afghanistan

The White House is considering whether to detain international terrorism suspects at a U.S. military base in Afghanistan, senior U.S. officials said, an option that would lead to another prison with the same purpose as Guantanamo Bay, which it has promised to close.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Out of sight, out of mind (for most of the American public) and out of reach of any civil liberties the US law is supposed to provide; how magnificently convenient for this government!

Mar 22 08:10

Health care reform bill dooms America to Pharma-dominated sickness and suffering

(NaturalNews) Today the medical mafia struck another devastating blow to the health and freedom of all Americans. With the support of an inarguably corrupt Congress that has simply abandoned the real needs of the American people, the sick-care industry has locked in a high-profit scheme of disease and monopoly-priced pharmaceuticals in a nation that can ill afford either one.

Mar 22 07:57

Zionism’s dark forces don’t want the lights on

At the opening of AIPAC’s annual foreign policy conference its new president, Lee Rosenberg, was not a happy man. As he put it, “In recent days we have witnessed something (the Obama administration’s initial public anger with Netanyahu and his government) very unfortunate.”

The Biden “incident”, Rosenberg said, was “regrettable”, but Netanyahu had apologized “four separate times” and said “the announcement” (of more Jewish construction in occupied Arab East Jerusalem) was “hurtful and should not have been made.” Quite so, Mr. Rosenberg. It would have been much better from Zionism’s point of view if the announcement had not been made and Israel had just got on with the business of de-Arabizing East Jerusalem.

Mar 22 07:55

The House has passed an historic health care overhaul. Are you excited or angry?

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Clearly from the poll results, the Congress did not represent the will of the people in what amounts to the largest tax increase in recent history.

So now we have taxation without representation.

And the same government that screwed up the economy and screwed up education is now in charge of your health care.

Mar 22 07:43

Obama’s Lie Built Upon a Lie (Built Upon Another Lie)

Here’s an interesting short video of candidate Obama discussing his uncle who was part of the Black unit that liberated the Auschwitz Concentration Camp at the end of World War II. The problems are, according to the video, (1) Obama didn’t have an uncle who served in the U.S. Army and (2) Auschwitz was not even liberated by an American army unit—it was liberated by the Russians.

Mar 22 07:42

The Politics of Obammunism

Are the health insurance companies really upset over the fact that the Obammunists have mandated that every last adult in America must purchase their products or face fines (or possibly imprisonment)? Does anyone deny that this government-mandated explosion in demand will lead to an equally explosive increase in costs?

Mar 22 07:38

The Most Important Chart of the Century

Modern monetary theory does not understand, nor does it correctly describe the debt backed money world in which we live. Velocity, for example, slows as debt saturation occurs. This is only common sense, and yet the formulas do not account for the bad math of debt, nor its non linear function. Velocity is blamed partially on the psychology of “consumers.” What nonsense. It is as mechanical as the engine in your car, it was designed that way. Once people, businesses, and governments become saturated with debt, new money/ debt when introduced can only be used to service prior existing debt.

Mar 22 07:33

Uk 'could Not Fight A War With Iran'

BRITAIN does not currently have the military resources to engage in a conflict with Iran, according to a leading defence analyst.

The warning comes after it emerged that RAF Tornado crews are getting barely 10 hours of flying time a month because of drastic cuts imposed by the Government to fund the war in Afghanistan.

This compares with 20 hours a month in the late Eighties, then considered as the “bare minimum for operational effectiveness”.

Mar 22 07:18

Arctic winds and not global warming 'responsible for much of record loss of sea ice'

Strong winds and not global warming are to blame for much of the record-breaking loss of ice in the Arctic Ocean in recent years, new research reveals.

Ice blown out of the Arctic area by winds can explain the one-third drop of sea ice since 1979, scientists believe.

The study helps to explain the huge loss of ice in the region during the summers of 2007 and 2008, after which some commentators suggested the Arctic Ocean would be ice-free during the summertime within a decade.

Mar 22 07:17

Strategies for Revolutionaries: Animals, Humans & the Implications of Consciousness -

Western civilization, like its analogs throughout history, is plagued by taboos of all sorts. We have taboos about how to relate with potential mates on first dates, taboos about the quality and quantity of information we share with colleagues, taboos about gender dynamics, class dynamics, and all sorts of other relationships. Many of these taboos have become so ingrained within the social consciousness that any challenge to them can be seen as an act of profanity and an indignity to witness. When this happens, there is – to borrow from Lacan – often some deep ideologic chasm waiting to be traversed.

Mar 22 07:12

Dodgy BitDefender update bricks systems

A dodgy update from BitDefender on Saturday bricked Win 64-Bit systems after it was applied.

Rogue signature updates meant that multiple Windows and BullGuard files were falsely flagged as infected with a Trojan (now identified as Trojan-FakeAlert-5) and quarantined. Affected systems were subsequently left with applications that wouldn't work on boxes that were incapable of successfully rebooting.

The ropey update was available for around three and half hours before it was pulled. BitDefender has apologised for the snafu and issued advice on restoring borked systems.

Mar 22 06:59

States rebel against Washington

There's an old joke in South Carolina: Confederate President Jefferson Davis may have surrendered at the Burt-Stark mansion in Abbeville, S.C., in 1865, but the people of state Rep. Michael Pitts's district never did...

Mar 22 06:51

Our Illegitimate, Fascist Socialist Federal Government

Americans are now to be forced at the point of a gun to buy health insurance mandated by the federal government. The government will dictate what services are to be covered and many aspects of what will be charged for those services. The government will dictate when and to whom these services will be provided, since it must ration health care severely. Of course, it will bring on the rationing a bit slowly so that We the People will stay in the ever hotter water just as frogs do if the heat is turned up gradually.

Mar 22 06:48

16,500 more IRS agents needed to enforce Obamacare

New tax mandates and penalties included in Obamacare will cause the greatest expansion of the Internal Revenue Service since World War II, according to a release from Rep. Kevin Brady, R-Texas.

A new analysis by the Joint Economic Committee and the House Ways & Means Committee minority staff estimates up to 16,500 new IRS personnel will be needed to collect, examine and audit new tax information mandated on families and small businesses in the ‘reconciliation’ bill being taken up by the U.S. House of Representatives this weekend. ...

Mar 22 06:48

A People’s Guide to the Health Care Bill

In spite of the hysterical complaints of Republicans, the truth is that the health care measure House Democratic leaders hope to ram through this weekend is a disaster in the making for working people and a massive giveaway to the medical-pharmaceutical-insurance complex.

Mar 22 06:44

Obamacare is the democrats synonym for “new taxes”

Rep. Dave Camp and Ways and Means Republicans released a new report detailing how the Democrats’ health care bill vastly expands the responsibilities of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and strengthens the heavy hand of the IRS in dealing with taxpayers.

Mar 22 06:41

Mr Obama turns up the socialist ratchet

Here in Britain, where filthy wards in NHS hospitals, for example, have been a regular staple of the UK newspagers, the standard response is usually to demand even more money, more rules, and so forth. If you challenge the model of tax-funded healthcare free at the point of delivery, then you are political dogfood. And Mr Obama and his allies know that. As Mark Steyn has been putting since before Mr Obama's election, Mr O. is counting on what the UK politician Sir Keith Joseph once dubbed the "ratchet effect": ratchet socialism a little more, and make it harder and harder for anyone to push back.

Mar 22 06:40

Clinton vows 'rock solid' commitment to Israel

Also Known As - Putting Americans In The Back Seat Where Israel Says They Belong

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said on Monday both her and President Barack Obama's support for Israeli security were "rock solid," adding in her case it is personal.

"For President Obama, for me, and for this entire administration, our commitment to Israel's security and Israel's future is rock solid," Clinton said in excerpts of a speech she will deliver to the pro-Israel lobby AIPAC.


How does she deal with the thick callouses on her knees?

Mar 22 06:40

Health Care Bill Worse than 911

“The 911 tragedy will pale in comparison to the damages that our country will experience as a result of the passage of this government take over of our health care industry,” I said. “Way more people will die as a result of this bill than died in 911 and the wars that followed it.”

Mar 22 06:09

Depleted Uranium: A War Crime Within a War Crime

By William Bowles
21 March, 2010

As if destroying a country and its culture ain't bad enough, how about destroying its future, its children? I want to scream it from the rooftops!
Since 1991, the U.S. has released the radioactive atomicity equivalent of at least 400,000 Nagasaki bombs into the global atmosphere. That is 10 times the amount released during atmospheric testing which was the equivalent of 40,000 Hiroshima bombs. The U.S. has permanently contaminated the global atmosphere with radioactive pollution having a half-life of 2.5 billion years.

Mar 22 05:38

Michelle Obama appears on The Simpsons

The US First Lady makes a brief appearance in the long-running animated sitcom in an episode called Stealing First Base, which was broadcast on Sunday.

Although depicted in the latest instalment, Mrs Obama played no part herself, with her voice-over being provided by actress Angela Bassett.

The episode sees Lisa blogging about being ostracised at school because she is an academic high achiever.

Her post is noted by a mysterious blogger known as FLOTUS1, who turns out to be Mrs Obama.

Mar 22 05:37

Neanderthals go to Washington

The National Museum of Natural History in Washington is celebrating its 100th anniversary with an exhibition on human origins featuring Neanderthal and Cro-Magnon skulls on show for the first time outside Europe.

"It's about everyone, about who we are as a species," said Rick Potts, director of the human origins program and curator of anthropology at the museum, standing next to a life-size bronze statue of a Homo sapiens holding a piece of meat.

Mar 22 05:36

China stirs anti-US feeling ahead of expected Google shut down

A raft of angry articles and editorials in China's state controlled media repeated accusations of "information imperialism" against the US, branding Google's attempts to force the Chinese government to relax censorship rules as "ridiculous".

"Whether (Google) leaves or not, the Chinese government will keep its internet regulation principles unchanged," said a commentary carried by the official Xinhua news agency.

"One company's ambition to change China's internet rules and legal system will only prove to be ridiculous."

Mar 22 05:35

Join the “Building What?!” campaign!

Join the “Building What?!” campaign!

“Please, join our coordinated effort to bring justice to my son and the thousands of others who were murdered on September 11th. We can’t let the tenth anniversary of their deaths go by without a real investigation into the events of that horrible day.” – Bob McIlvaine

“Building What?!” is a phone and fax campaign to help the New York City Council become aware of the collapse of World Trade Center Building 7.


Starting on Monday, March 15, 2010, NYC CAN will ask thousands of concerned citizens in New York and across the country to begin calling and faxing three city council members each day. All 51 council members will be contacted over the course of 17 business days.

Mar 22 05:27

Bank For International Settlements (BIS): How The Rothschilds Control And Dictate To The World

Bank For International Settlements (BIS): How The Rothschilds Control And Dictate To The World
by William Dean A. Garner

For decades, people have urged me, pushed me, prodded me, practically peeled off my skin, pulled out my eyes, and yanked out my brain to prove it, i.e. show them the data, the results, the books, manuals, pamphlets, journals, monographs, voice and video recordings, all the resources I have used to make the statements I do about the Brzezinski Cartel and the Rothschilds.

On the evening of St. Patrick’s Day 2010, I feel now is the time . . . but with a twist.

Mar 22 05:13

Obamacare: It’s About Enriching Bankers and Wall Street

Kurt Nimmo
March 21, 2010

Former Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean says Obamacare was written by Insurance corporations.

Makes sense, considering the fact Obama’s health care “reform” was crafted at the behest of large insurance corporations. “This is a very good bill for insurance companies and pharmaceutical companies,” said Rep. Stephen Lynch, a Democrat, on Thursday. “The insurers still rule,” Lynch added. “Were just pumping subsidies into the current system, but that won’t drive down costs.”

Mar 22 04:57

Kucinich on Health Care Bill

October 29, 2009 Kucinich

One Minute Floor Speech Health Care Reform

Mar 22 04:56

Taking a Close Look at Facebook

Do you have a Facebook?
Do you use it regularly?
Do you think what happins in Facebook stays in Facebook?
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March 21, 2010

Mar 21 22:23

Vids: Firefighters for 911 Truth+Explosions

Firefighters for 911 Truth + WTC basement explosions witness.

Mar 21 20:45

Congress clears historic health care bill

Summoned to success by President Barack Obama, the Democratic-controlled Congress approved historic legislation Sunday night extending health care to tens of millions of uninsured Americans and cracking down on insurance company abuses, a climactic chapter in the century-long quest for near universal coverage.

Mar 21 20:43

House passes healthcare overhaul

Reporting from Los Angeles and Washington
Delivering a hard-fought victory in President Obama's yearlong pursuit of a national healthcare overhaul, a divided House narrowly approved legislation Sunday night that could reshape the way Americans deal with wellness and illness.

House Democratic leaders proved they could hold the majority caucus together, passing the Senate version of the healthcare legislation, 219-212, after weeks of arm-twisting and politicking. Thirty-four Democrats opposed the bill, as did all Republicans.

A reconciliation package of amendments was also expected to pass the House on Sunday night. That measure will have to go to the Senate under a "budget reconciliation" process. It can be passed by a simple majority and cannot be filibustered.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The same government that screwed up the economy and destroyed education is now in charge of your health care.

Mar 21 20:39

Kill the Bill, Invoke the 10th

The federal government takeover of the health care industry and your loss of medical freedom only lacks a Presidential signature to become a federal law. We the people know that this cannot stand if America is to remain a free country. Keep your head up, it is time to invoke the 10th and kill this bill and the others soon to follow once and for all.

Mar 21 20:16

To-MAY-to, To-MAH-to

If we call people who steal $75 million worth of prescription meds thieves, what do we call people in Washington who are trying to steal a trillion dollars from Americans to provide them?

Mar 21 19:05

SPLC Attacks Colorado Public TV For Programming on 9/11

The Southern Poverty Law Center ("SPLC") lists WeAreChange organizations on its "Hatewatch" List. And recently printed an Article on its Website criticizing Colorado Public TV Station KBDI for presenting programming on 9/11 conspiracies (among other "conspiracies.")


So I posted this comment on the Blog for that Article:

Attacking Colorado Public TV.

Wow … that’s what this Group is about?

I came over to this site because I heard that an organization that holds itself out as a guardian of the poor, a protector of minorities and upholding the rule of law had defamed groups who are questioning the government’s explanation of what occurred on 9/11. (BTW – I see that your organization has over $100M in assets. It sure would be interesting to trace where all that money came from.)

Mar 21 18:15

By way of deception, the Mossad executes

This is not a new story but we have been following it closely. And there are even some updates to the story and it really should make the news anytime the Mossad strikes at anyone or anything. We really should pay attention to how and when they operate...

Mar 21 16:11

Black GOPers aim at Obama

a record 30-plus black Republicans are running for Congress this year, aiming to bring down President Barack Obama

Mar 21 15:12

Survey of the Field: The Paradox of the Matrix

The Matrix, released in 1999, is a film written and directed by Andy and Larry Wachowski which has gone on to prove to be incredibly influential to many action films which have followed it. Its groundbreaking use of computer effects, such as “bullet time”, did much to make CGI a much more prevalent force in film. Unofficially based on Jean Baudrillard's Simulacra and Simulation but rejected by the theorist, the film explores, or attempts to explore, Baudrillard's notion of the hyperreal, that the truth has been completely replaced by signs or simulacrums which stand in its place to make the world comprehensible to the human mind.

Mar 21 15:05

The Death of American Populism

Until recently, faint echoes remained, sadly silenced after Senator Bernie Sanders and sole House populist capitulated.

Former Kucinich for president consultant, David Swanson, said "he gave in to the power of a false narrative, and that he ought to have said so....I think the corporate media has instilled in people the idea that presidents should make laws and the current president is trying to make a law that can reasonably be called 'healthcare reform' or at least 'health insurance reform.' " I don't excuse Kucinich flipping....I just want to find the right explanation for it."

The web site singlepayeraction.org, ("everybody in. nobody out.") called the Democrats (like Republicans) "a corporate party, rotting from the core."

Mar 21 14:11

Full El Al flight took off on 9/11 from JFK to Tel Aviv

By Wayne Madsen
Online Journal Contributing Writer

Mar 16, 2010, 00:17

(WMR) -- WMR has learned from two El Al sources who worked for the Israeli airline at New York’s John F. Kennedy airport that on 9/11, hours after the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) grounded all civilian domestic and international incoming and outgoing flights to and from the United States, a full El Al Boeing 747 took off from JFK bound for Tel Aviv’s Ben Gurion International Airport.

The two El Al employee sources are not Israeli nationals but legal immigrants from Ecuador who were working in the United States for the airline.

Mar 21 13:50

Israel - The puppet becomes the master

America’s weakened state is allowing Israel to play it as it wants with regard to the Palestinians. If Tel Aviv needs the US to veto a UN resolution or implement a pro-Israeli foreign policy, Washington will do it. The current government is simply obligated to because of its weakened state and the current ruling party. The question remains – for how long will the rest of the world be willing to take this disregard for international laws?

Mar 21 13:02


The ‘bravest, most moral soldiers’ in the world in action….. not a shot was fired, not a stone was hurled, yet they ran for their lives. One small victory for Palestine, One GREAT boost to it’s morale!

Mar 21 13:02


Mar 21 12:58

Vets, families, states’ law enforcement: Prosecute US govt. for murder in unlawful, lying US wars

*hyperlinks and videos live at source*

All reasons to go to war with Iraq were lies, and known to be lies at the time they were told. We know this because the evidence is disclosed by our own government and proves beyond doubt that the reasons were known lies. If you don’t already know this as factual and independently verifiable, read here before proceeding. That link will also prove beyond doubt that war with Iraq was unlawful.

Mar 21 12:49

Nuclear bunker spy comes out of hiding

The existence of the bunkers and the fact that they were reserved for politicians, military leaders and civil servants were closely guarded secrets.

“I was terrified because the bunker meant the government was quite uninhibited about the destruction of the civilian population if it felt that was what had to be done,” recalled Lesser. “The nuclear nightmare was a reality.”

Mar 21 12:25

Health Care on the Road to Neo-Feudalism

I believe that if the Senate health care bill passes as Joe Lieberman has demanded it–with no Medicare buy-in or public option–it will be a significant step further on our road to neo-feudalism. As such, I find it far too dangerous to our democracy to pass–even if it gives millions (perhaps unaffordable) subsidies for health care.

Mar 21 11:53

Spring Blizzard Hits Oklahoma, Arkansas

More snow was falling Sunday as part of a powerful storm blowing through Oklahoma and the southern Plains on the first weekend of spring.

Mar 21 11:18

Why this AIPAC conference is different from all other years

This year, the lobby has built its annual conference, and its entire lobbying agenda around the issue of Iran. When AIPAC activists mount the buses March 23 to go meet their representatives on Capitol Hill, they?ll be carrying an advocacy message that emphasizes Iran as the immediate and current concern.

In lobbying meetings following the conference, AIPAC will also ask members of Congress to complete the new Iran sanctions bill, which has passed both chambers and is now awaiting reconciliation between the two versions in the conference committee.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Israel cannot make its intentions more clear than if they had a knife to this country's throat ; that US must attack Iran in Israel's defense, to "neutralize" yet another "existential threat" to Israel's existence.

Israel doesn't want any Israelis to fight, get killed or maimed, in the process: they insist on the US military do the killing, getting killed, and maimed for them.

That is the message of this AIPAC Conference.

And unfortunately, the US Congress, having actually resigned their collective responsibilities of listening to, and actually representing We the People, will probably give AIPAC and Israel the war it wants.

It is not, however, a war which is in any way morally justified, or supported in any way American citizens. Of course, that will make utterly no difference to Congressional members.

They understand without question what happens to a Congress member who doesn't support Israel's agenda.

And if you don't believe that, ask Cynthia McKinney


Mar 21 10:55

Report: Current Knesset most racist of all time

The current Knesset is the most racist Knesset since the establishment of the State, according to the Mossawa Center's annual report on racism published Sunday. The report, published in honor of International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination being marked Sunday, reveals a 75% increase in discriminatory and racist bills submitted to the Knesset in the past year.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

As reported on 13 November, 2009 in:


"The system of separating and mistreating Palestinians has been described by Former U.S. president Jimmy Carter in his book ‘Peace not Apartheid’ as “worse even than those that once held sway in South Africa.” The oppressive regime in South Africa was finally brought down by an international campaign of isolation that included economic, cultural, political and academic boycotts. Israeli academic institutions are complicit in the well-established system of apartheid practiced by the Israeli state, and their silence in the matter is the biggest indicator of their complicity."

Mar 21 10:54

Lights, Camera, Distraction!

Days after our tough talking Vice President Joe Biden returned from his trip to Israel with a handful of broken glass, the Obama administration announced that it has blocked delivery of armaments slated for delivery to the state of Israel. This announcement brought cheers and jeers from opposite ends of the political spectrum while leaving those in the middle, well…perplexed.

The diplomatic theatre going on between Israel and the Obama administration has everybody fooled. But this entire political circus is purely for public consumption. The short-term goal is to create the illusion that there is a riff between the two nations, while the larger scheme is intended to give Israel complete inculpability when the U.S. finally decides to strike Iran.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I guess I am not alone in this conclusion!

Mar 21 10:46

Memo to US: only fools rush in

Similar to the investment chapters in US trade agreements, BITs give foreign investors the right to bypass domestic courts and sue governments in international arbitration tribunals.

The United States has been at limited risk of being the target of such "investor-state" lawsuits because its 40 current treaty partners are nearly all developing economies with little investment in the US market. This lopsidedness has created a one-way street in favour of US corporations operating abroad.

The China negotiations could change all that. Chinese investors have ploughed billions into the US economy, particularly in the financial industry.

Mar 21 10:36

Depleted Uranium: A War Crime Within a War Crime

As if destroying a country and its culture ain’t bad enough, how about destroying its future, its children? I want to scream it from the rooftops! We are complicit in crimes of such enormity that I find it difficult to find the words to describe how I feel about this crime committed in my name! In the name of the 'civilized’ world?

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Warning: extraordinarily graphic pictures, documenting what exposure to DU has done to these infants.

I urge you not to turn away from them, however.

Because it is always enlightening to see how the US government actually spends your tax dollars, right?!?

Imagine, just for one second, that one of these critically ill, deformed infants was your kid.

Just for one second.

How would you feel about the people who had done this to your child?!?

Mar 21 10:34

Library of Links (no LOL) - Israel does not want peace

It always bothers me when people say Israel wants "peace." It is a statement that is made to get you to accept a false premise - that "peace" is the objective. A strong arm robber wants "peace" - for you to peacefully hand over what is yours. It is obviously arguable what is "justice" in the situation but at least that is what is at issue here - not some distraction called "peace."

[btw, this is cut and pasted from another site]

Ariel Sharon quotes [some quotes here are dubious - use with CAUTION!]

Israel's Plans for Middle East Peace

Mar 21 10:30

Israel: Arab family denied right to rent home

The Zakai and Tarabin families should be a picture of happy coexistence across the ethnic divide, a model for others to emulate in Israel.

But Natalie and Weisman Zakai say the past three years – since the Jewish couple offered to rent their home to Bedouin friends, Ahmed and Khalas Tarabin – have been a living hell.

"I have always loved Israel," said Mrs Zakai, 43. "But to see the depth of the racism of our neighbours has made me question why we live in this country."

Mar 21 10:28

Preparations for a Hit against Iran: Stopping Israel’s Next War

“A new war in the region is inevitable.” This is the pronouncement made by Mohammad Seyyed Selim, political scientist and professor at the universities of Cairo and Kuwait. Prof. Selim delivered his forecast on February 13, in a program on Nile TV’s “Cairo Watch,” in which I also participated. The moderator, Mohamed Abdel-Rahim, started off by asking what crisis situations in the region were most acute; Iran and the Arab-Israeli conflict were the obvious answers.

Mar 21 10:26

Obamacare: It’s About Enriching Bankers and Wall Street

Former Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean says Obamacare was written by Insurance corporations.

Makes sense, considering the fact Obama’s health care “reform” was crafted at the behest of large insurance corporations. “This is a very good bill for insurance companies and pharmaceutical companies,” said Rep. Stephen Lynch, a Democrat, on Thursday. “The insurers still rule,” Lynch added. “Were just pumping subsidies into the current system, but that won’t drive down costs.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Welcome to the United States of Corporatestan, a government of the corporations, by the corporations, and for the corporations, which have collectively purchased our alleged "representatives" as "acquisitions".

Except for being an endless (in Congress' imagination) resource for tax revenues, We the People have utterly no redress, nor any other function for this government.

Hmmmmmmm - I see to remember a rallying cry heard at the birth of this nation, and that was "taxation without representation!"

At this point in our very broken country, we are back to precisely the same situation.

The question is, how angry the American people will really get when they realize the degree to which they have been had by this government, and what form that anger will take.

That question may soon be far from academic.

Mar 21 10:21

Tony Blair’s Secret Deal with a Multinational Oil Giant

Blair’s Fight to Keep His Oil Cash Secret: Former PM’s Deals Are Revealed As His Earnings Since 2007 Reach £20Million

Tony Blair waged an extraordinary two-year battle to keep secret a lucrative deal with a multinational oil giant which has extensive interests in Iraq.

The former Prime Minister tried to keep the public in the dark over his dealings with South Korean oil firm UI Energy Corporation.

Mar 21 10:20

Lawrence of Arabia's 1918 map of middle east shows Palestine

Mar 21 10:18

Make Mine Freedom (1948)

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I remember seeing this when I was in grade school! (Yes I am that old).

The snake-oil salesman seemed kind of far-fetched, especially the part about how he would control the weather if only you would surrender your freedoms!

Yeah, seemed kind of far-fetched..... back then.

Mar 21 10:17

The Off-Shored Economy: The Ruins of Detroit

President Obama and economists provide platitudes about recovery. But how does an economy recover when its economic leaders have spent more than a decade moving high productivity, high value-added middle class jobs offshore along with the Gross Domestic Product associated with them?

Mar 21 10:14

Rampant Unemployment across America: 35 Cities Suffer Unemployment Above 15%

Unemployment rates continue to rise, with the majority of U.S. metropolitan areas showing an increase in January, according to a government report.

In fact, there were 35 metropolitan areas with unemployment rates at or above 15% in January. California and Michigan remain the hardest hit, with 19 cities in California showing rates above 15%, according to the Labor Department. Michigan logged the next highest number, with 6.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Recovery", my astrolabe!

Mar 21 10:12

What does O-B-A-M-A Stand For?

Oxymoronic forced "volunteerism"

Ben Bernanke renominated.

Afghanistan War escalated.

Marjiuana raids continued.

Another Bush term.

Mar 21 10:12

The US-NATO Conquest of Africa

NATO has now joined AFRICOM’s first war, in Somalia.

The bloc’s Allied Command Operations website announced on March 18 that from March 5-16 the North Atlantic military alliance had airlifted 1,700 Ugandan troops from their homeland to the Somali capital of Mogadishu for the intensified fighting that began there earlier this month.

The Pentagon supplied the transport planes “under the NATO banner” and the operation was “undertaken by USA contracted DynCorp International.

As with the government of Hamid Karzai in Afghanistan, the Western-backed Transitional Federal Government doesn’t even control its own capital. Since last week fighting there has led to hundreds of people being killed and wounded and thousands displaced.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This has nothing to do with freedom, democracy, human rights, or desperately needed aid for the Somalian people; this has everything to do with Somalia's as-of-yet unexploited resources, and which countries have access to those resources.

Mar 21 10:09

Bailouts Were an Extortion of the American People

The Fed and the US Government engaged in extortion of the American people by first telling us that the system was on the brink of collapse and martial law would be instituted, and then forcing, by mandate and the barrel of a gun, the people to fork over what little they have left of their paychecks to save too-big-to-fail bankers.

Mar 21 10:09


Nurit Peled spoke for thousands of Israeli Jews when she wrote that she will mourn on Nakba Day. Anyone with an ounce of human decency will mourn on that day as well. The Palestinians are not going to be alone on their day of mourning, neither will the Jews of conscience. It was the zionists that lit the flames, it is up to all Jews to extinguish them!

Palestine must once again take its rightful place among the family of nations, as a Free and Independent State!

Mar 21 10:08

Netanyahu to Ask Obama for Bunker Buster Bombs against Iran

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will press the American administration during his upcoming visit to Washington to release sophisticated bunker-busting bombs needed for a possible strike on Iran’s nuclear sites, the Sunday Times reported in its website.

Mar 21 10:06

US Plots Against Iran While Offering Dialogue

Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Sayyed Ali Khamenei accused on Sunday the United States of "plotting" against the Islamic republic even as it offers talks.

Mar 21 10:04

Why Israel Always Prevails

If the State Department had issued travel advisory warnings to US government officials about to travel to Israel, Vice President Joe Biden would have no doubt ignored them. A better friend to Israel could not have been found in the 36 years that Biden represented Delaware in the US Senate and there was speculation that his popularity among Jewish voters and major Jewish donors was the primary reason he was added to the Democratic ticket. According to all reports, Biden’s trip was to mend fences with the Israeli officials and with the Israeli Jewish public which had become disenchanted with the Obama administration where the president’s popularity is measured in the low single digits.

Mar 21 10:03

Huffs and Puffs From Gaza

Words fall short from describing the situation in Gaza. However, I may describe it as truly rebellious, disorderly, uncontrollable, tumultuous, unmanageable, riotous, confused, irrepressible, uncontainable, angry, anxious, incongruous, frantic, absurd, radical and revolutionary all in one. Thus, it is no wonder that Gazans have something and its opposite simultaneously. By all means, lives a situation of bread and blood. It’s a situation of identity and dignity too.

Mar 21 10:03

Is third intifada a stone’s throw away?

The renewed clashes have several causes: Continued Israeli settlement building in occupied territory, particularly East Jerusalem, the building of the separation barrier, as well as other incidents, such as the consecration of a synagogue in Jerusalem’s Old City last week or the addition to a list of Israeli heritage sites of religious sites in Hebron and in Bethlehem last month.

Israel invests millions of dollars to ensure settlers do not have to come into close contact with Palestinians, to the extent that tunnels are dug and new roads laid to re-route Palestinian traffic away from settler roads. Such slicing of territory leaves little room for the creation of a viable and contiguous Palestinian state.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Israel is doing its best to provoke Palestinian rage to the point where the IDF will have its "justification" for forcibly deporting (and/or killing) every Palestinian left standing.

A memo to Hamas and Fatah: you had better bring your collective houses in order, and get to the point where your organizations can reconcile, in order to be able to speak to the Israeli government with one voice, and one vision, in behalf of the Palestinian people.

Otherwise, the fratricide between Hamas and Fatah will be the ultimate death blow to any possible viable Palestine, if that is at all possible at this point.

Mar 21 10:02

Pakistan officials: Suspected US missiles kill 4

Pakistani officials say suspected U.S. drones have fired missiles at a house and nearby truck in the country's northwest near the Afghan border, killing at least four people.

Mar 21 10:00

Peace Process Hypocrisy: Stillborn From Inception

Journalist Henry Siegman titled his August 2007 London Review of Books article, “The Great Middle East Peace Process Scam,” calling it likely “the most spectacular deception in modern diplomatic history.”
This writer omits most likely calling it the no-peace peace process, stillborn from inception, while Haaretz writer Gideon Levy, on March 7, 2010, wrote “There has never been an Israeli peace camp,” saying “let’s call the child by its real name: The Israeli peace camp is still an unborn baby,” the mother yet to become pregnant given decades of Israeli-Washington rejectionism.

Mar 21 09:54

Israel: East Jerusalem construction to continue

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu declared Sunday that Israel would not restrict construction in east Jerusalem, a step the U.S. has requested — sticking to a tough position hours before he sets off on his first trip to Washington since a diplomatic row erupted between the two allies.

Mar 21 09:53


Demonstrations were held in various locations throughout New York City yesterday protesting the continued presence of US troops in Iraq. They were held at the military recruiter stations in Lower Manhattan. These stations were established during the past year in the vicinity of Manhattan Community College. Scores of students pass them every day.

Mar 21 09:53


Sporadic but violent clashes between stone-hurling Palestinian youths and fully armed Israeli soldiers continued to rage all over the occupied territories for the fourth consecutive day following the opening of a large synagogue near the Haram Al-Sharif (Noble Sanctuary) compound that is home to some of Islam’s holiest shrines.

Mar 21 09:51

U.S. Turns a Blind Eye to Opium in Afghan Town

The effort to win over Afghans on former Taliban turf in Marja has put American and NATO commanders in the unusual position of arguing against opium eradication, pitting them against some Afghan officials who are pushing to destroy the harvest.

From Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal on down, the military’s position is clear: “U.S. forces no longer eradicate,” as one NATO official put it. Opium is the main livelihood of 60 to 70 percent of the farmers in Marja, which was seized from Taliban rebels in a major offensive last month. American Marines occupying the area are under orders to leave the farmers’ fields alone.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Translation: American and NATO commanders have not been put"... in the unusual position of arguing against opium eradication."

The control and distribution of Afghan drugs, from which so many profit so handsomely, was one of the expected outcomes of the invasion and occupation of Afghanistan.

And please note that before the US/NATO invasion and occupation, the Taliban had managed to almost completely eradicate opium poppy production.

Do you believe that it was merely coincidence that after the US and NATO invaded Afghanistan, opium production soared?!?

As reported in:


"The spread of opium has not been curtailed since the United States invaded Afghanistan. In fact, the spread of opium, which is typically processed into heroin, has actually increased since the United States invaded Afghanistan. “In 2004, according to the United Nations, opium poppy cultivation in Afghanistan rose by two-thirds, climbing to 320,000 acres and producing a yield of 4,200 metric tons (a metric ton equals 2,205 pounds)” (Williams, 2005, p. 58)"

This exponential growth can hardly be attributed to "coincidence".

And when the drug trade is controlled, where the drugs wind up is also controlled.

In fact, that part of the invasion and occupation of Afghanistan is working so magnificently well that, as reported on 12 March 2010 in:


"Russia's envoy to NATO has sharply criticized the alliance's shift away from fighting drug trafficking in Afghanistan, saying the resulting surge in heroin smuggling is endangering Russia's national security."

"(Russia) is losing 30,000 lives a year to the Afghan drug trade, and a million people are addicts," Rogozin said. "This is an undeclared war against our country."

Rogozin is absolutely correct in his assessment.

Mar 21 09:51


The renewed clashes have several causes: Continued Israeli settlement building in occupied territory, particularly East Jerusalem, the building of the separation barrier, as well as other incidents, such as the consecration of a synagogue in Jerusalem’s Old City last week or the addition to a list of Israeli heritage sites of religious sites in Hebron and in Bethlehem last month.

Mar 21 09:51


What constitutes “failure to comply with a lawful command” is open to interpretation. The Prosecution cited several moments within the melee which she claimed constituted “resisting”, but by her own admission I wasn’t charged with any of those things. I was charged only with resisting Beaudry, the guard I’d “choked”. My passenger of that day put the lie to that claim in short order, and the Prosecution wasn’t able to shake that. The Defense pointed out that I wasn’t charged with anything regarding anyone else, and the Prosecution had to concede that too. So what it came down to, ultimately, was those moments after I was repeatedly struck in the face by Beaudry (an event not in dispute, incidentally).

Mar 21 09:51

Socialized Medicine Horror Stories: Ripped from Britian and Canadian Papers

Here is an excellent site that tracks horror stories straight from the newspapers of socialist countries with socialized medicine systems.

Mar 21 09:45

FDIC Closes Seven Banks, 2010 Total Climbs To 37

Regulators on Friday shut down seven banks in five states, bringing to 37 the number of bank failures in the U.S. so far this year.

Mar 21 09:42

Anti-war protesters take to streets, defy US indifference

Thousands of anti-war protesters took to the streets of the US capital Saturday, on the seventh anniversary of the US-led war in Iraq in a show of frustration widely ignored by the media and public.

As the National Marathon wound down in the city, protesters after midday gathered outside the White House bearing signs alluding to the high cost of the war both in money and human lives and decrying the use of unmanned aircraft, or drones, to bomb US enemies.

Mar 21 09:41

German Central Bank Admits that Credit is Created Out of Thin Air

Most people think that banks lend solely from their base of deposits. Some also know that with fractional reserve banking, they can loan out many times more than they actually have in reserves.

But very few people - with the exception of those in the banking industry and financial experts - know where credit really comes from.

Germany's central bank - the Deutsche Bundesbank (German for German Federal Bank) - has admitted in writing that banks create credit out of thin air.

Mar 21 09:41

Spring snowstorm blankets North Texas

As much as six inches of heavy, fluffy, sticky snow blanketed North Texas on the first full day of spring.

Mar 21 09:41

Private Army Sets Sights on Iceland

A private company offering military support has expressed interest in working with the Icelandic government. Many Icelanders are strongly opposed to the idea.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Good reason to kick out the new government.

Mar 21 09:40

Scores arrested as English Defence League and anti-fascists clash in violent street protests

More than 70 people were arrested during clashes between right-wing and anti-fascist protesters which brought a town centre to a standstill.

Police condemned the violence in Bolton, Lancashire, yesterday which erupted between supporters of controversial right-wing group The English Defence League (EDL) and Unite Against Fascism (UAF).

Mar 21 09:39

'Pay £5,000 a day and you can meet Tony': Four top Labour MPs trapped in TV sting

Labour has been plunged into a cash-for-access row after three former Cabinet Ministers were secretly filmed discussing how they could help a fake lobbying company – with one boasting that he was a ‘cab for hire’ for £5,000 a day.

In the most damaging revelations, ex-Transport Minister Stephen Byers claimed that he managed to save ‘hundreds of millions of pounds’ for one company by using his influence with his successor Lord Adonis over a rail franchise.

Mr Byers also claimed that he had boosted the business interests of Tesco by phoning Peter Mandelson, and said that he could bring Tony Blair to meet clients of the lobbying company which was, in fact, a front for an undercover operation.

Mar 21 09:38

'Day of Wrath' brings Russians on to the streets against Vladimir Putin

Thousands of people across Russia took to the streets yesterday demanding the resignation of Vladimir Putin, in the largest show of discontent since he came to power more than a decade ago.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The push for globalism may have triggered a global revolt!

Mar 21 09:37

When drug makers' profits outweigh penalties

What Loucks, who was acting U.S. attorney in Boston until November, didn't know until years later was that Pfizer managers were breaking that pledge not to practice off-label marketing even before the ink was dry on their plea.

Mar 21 09:36


All that is necessary for success of “false flag” or “black ops” events is for the government to have its story ready and to have a reliable and compliant media. Once an official story is in place, thought and investigation are precluded. Any formal inquiry that is convened serves to buttress the already provided explanation.

Mar 21 09:36

Sober Up

Few people realize that for the past fifty years the policy of the United States government has been to get rid of jobs. Beginning with the Marshall Plan after World War II the government sent money, equipment and expertise to revive the economies of Europe and the Pacific Rim. In doing so, the U. S. called for open markets and free trade. Europe responded, but Japan never opened its market. Instead, Japan started a trade war for market share by closing its domestic market, subsidizing and selling its export at cost, making up the profit in the closed market. It worked. Today, Toyota is #1, while Ford, GM and Chrysler struggle. We have yet to force Japan to open its market.

Mar 21 09:35

US weighs more troops for north Afghanistan: official

US commanders may send an additional 2,500 troops to fend off the Taliban in northern Afghanistan, a region that had been relatively peaceful until recently, a defense official said.

US officers were conferring with German commanders leading Regional Command North about shifting some the forces in a US troop buildup to the north instead of the south, the official told AFP.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

We do not now, nor have we ever had, 8 years on in this sordid military misadventure, anywhere near enough troops on the ground to achieve a military "victory" in Afghanistan.

Mar 21 09:34

U.S. Turns a Blind Eye to Opium in Afghan Town

The effort to win over Afghans on former Taliban turf in Marja has put American and NATO commanders in the unusual position of arguing against opium eradication.

Webmaster's Commentary: 
Mar 21 09:33

Hightower: Two Right-Wing Billionaire Brothers Are Remaking America for Their Own Benefit

How billionaires' money took over Washington -- and created the mobs who rant against reform.

Mar 21 09:33

The US military may set up an additional headquarters in Iraqi Kurdistan

US military may set up an additional headquarters in northern Iraq even after Washington scales back its forces by a September deadline, a top US general said on Tuesday.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Imagine my (absolute absence of) surprise!!

We may be well in Iraq indefinitely.

Mar 21 09:32

The Mainstream, Corporate Media Is A Propaganda Mill Television Slyly Promotes War And False Paradigms

The Twentieth Century Fox Corporation is not unique in spreading propaganda, but they are rare in admitting it. Rupert Murdoch, himself in 2003, admitted that his Fox company helped to sell George W. Bush's Iraqi-Afghani wars to the American public.

Mar 21 09:30

Iraq's electoral commission rejects request for recount

Iraq's electoral commission said Sunday it would not recount votes from the March 7 parliamentary election, despite accusations of fraud and requests for a manual recount from Iraq's president and prime minister.

With the vote so close Maliki, an isolated politician who's popularity in the streets may not make up for the number of enemies he's created as a national leader, will find it difficult to garner the political allies needed to assure him his seat of power.

Maliki's statement seemed to imply that he may not step down as prime minister if he found the results unacceptable.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This could get interesting - and ugly - in a heartbeat.

Mar 21 09:28


Vice President Joe Biden, Secretary of State Clinton and Joint Chief’s Chairman Mike Mullen have all recently visited Israel on two issues, reliable information that Israel was planning an attack on Iran, a plan designed to push America into a war our leaders believe is both wrong and likely to risk a global nuclear confrontation with Russia and the building of a massive housing project on the Arab side of Jerusalem in violation of numerous agreements, a project that is likely to cause a spike in world terrorism and send thousands of new fighters to Afghanistan to face American forces there.

Mar 21 09:27

In impoverished Pakistan, millions of children forgo classrooms for hard labor

At least 10 million children are believed to be working in Pakistan at a variety of jobs, including some of the hardest and most poorly-paid.

The children who work often lose their chance to attend school and are vulnerable to abusive employers. Still, those are considered acceptable risks for the many poor families who need every member to pitch in for food, shelter and clothing.

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Child labor, grinding poverty, and a thoroughly corrupt, non-responsive government are the elements which produce a population for whom insurgency begins to look at least attractive, if not the only way out of their dire circumstances.

Mar 21 09:27

Winter storm surprises many in Albuquerque

Winter in the Albuquerque area didn't go without a fight as a storm that began on the eve of spring made for plenty of travel troubles.

Mar 21 09:26

Mossad Did 9/11 Says Former US Army Director

Dr. Alan Sabrosky, former director of studies at the US Army War College says that the military brass now know that Israel and those traitors within our nation committed the 9/11 attack.

Mar 21 09:24

Avi Shlaim: Cut off the cash and Israel might behave

Israelis are not renowned for their good manners, but their treatment of Vice-President Joe Biden during his recent visit to their country went beyond chutzpah. Biden is one of Israel's staunchest supporters in Washington, and the purpose of his visit was to prepare the ground for the resumption of peace talks between Israel and the Palestinian Authority. An official announcement that Israel planned to build 1,600 new Jewish settler homes in East Jerusalem scuppered the talks, alienated the Palestinians, and infuriated Biden. It was a colossal blunder that is likely to have far-reaching consequences for the special relationship between the two countries.

Mar 21 09:22


Mar 21 09:20

Report: Netanyahu to ask Obama for weapons to strike Iran

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu will use a visit to Washington this week to press the U.S. to release advanced weapons needed for a possible strike on Iran's nuclear sites, the Sunday Times reported.

Ahead of his departure Sunday night, Netanyahu bowed to U.S. demands and promised the administration of U.S President Barack Obama that Israel will make several goodwill gestures toward the Palestinians.

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1. There have been no substantive "concessions" on the part of Netanyahu's government.

2. US bunker-busters missiles have already been shipped to Diego Garcia, ready for deployment in any regional theatre of war.

3. The real reason for this meeting is for Netanyahu to verbally eviscerate Obama as to why Iran has not already been attacked by the US at this point.

Mar 21 09:19


Does our government respect human life the way it claims to do?

Hardly. And being a soldier is no deterrent.

Ignore for a moment the lies surrounding 9-11, TWA 800, the USS Iowa, and the Gulf of Tonkin, and step back into horrid history with me.

PUBLIC LAW 95-79 [P.L. 95-79]

"The use of human subjects will be allowed for the testing of chemical and biological agents by the U.S. Department of Defense, accounting to Congressional committees with respect to the experiments and studies."

"The Secretary of Defense [may] conduct tests and experiments involving the use of chemical and biological [warfare] agents on civilian populations [within the United States]."


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Mar 21 09:18

US admits germ war tests in Britain

The United States has acknowledged it carried out a sweeping Cold War-era test programme of chemical and germ warfare agents in Britain and North America.

An unknown number of civilians were exposed at the time to "simulants", or what were then thought to be harmless agents meant to stand in for deadlier ones, the Defense Department said. Some of those were later discovered to be dangerous.

"We do know that some civilians were exposed in tests that occurred in Hawaii, possibly in Alaska and possibly in Florida," said William Winkenwerder, assistant secretary of defense for health affairs.

Mar 21 09:14

Loan aid leads to drop in credit scores

Some homeowners who sign up for the government's mortgage assistance program are getting a nasty surprise: lower credit scores.

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Unflipping believable!

Mar 21 09:12

Pope Slams Irish Church Over Sex Abuse Scandal, But No Mention of Vatican Responsibility

Pope Benedict XVI's unprecedented letter to Ireland apologizing for chronic child abuse within the Catholic Church failed Saturday to calm the anger of many victims, who accused the Vatican of ducking its own responsibility in promoting a worldwide culture of cover-up.

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This has nothing to do with the Catholic church's alleged "moral authority", but everything to do with potential financial liability against the Vatican.

Although to date, the Vatican has never been successfully sued in a sex abuse case to date, the tsunami of claims rocking the church just might change that equation.

And this is what Pope Benedict is desperately trying to prevent from happening.

Mar 21 09:12

US Military Biological Weapons Tests on YOU!!!!!

1968: Submarine Sprays Bacillus Over Part of Oahu
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The US government sprays bacillus globigii from a submarine “over part of Oahu, Hawaii, and over several boats off the coast, to gauge how Venezuelan equine encephalitis would be carried by wind.”

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Mar 21 09:10

Another Mossad assassination, this time in Hungary?

IntelNews got word last night that an unidentified Syrian man was shot dead in Budapest early on Wednesday morning, as he was driving his car. Witnesses reported that the assailant stole a small black briefcase from the 52-year-old victim’s vehicle, before fleeing the scene of the crime on foot. A few hours later, it emerged that, in the week prior to the mysterious shooting, Hungarian air controllers located two Israeli Gulfstream spy planes hovering over the Hungarian capital, close to the airport, where Wednesday’s shooting actually occurred.

Mar 21 09:09

How a lawsuit over school laptops evolved

Now a law firm and forensics experts are trying to count how many times the software was activated - and figure out if it was ever used to spy on students instead of tracking missing computers.

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We know this was the case. The camera was activated on a laptop NOT reported stolen or missing. Therefore the camera was being used to spy in the kid. The issue came to light because whoever was using the camera to spy on the student (in the privacy of his own room) mistook come candy for illegal drugs and showed a captured image to the student's parents, who initiated the lawsuit.

Mar 21 09:04

Obama invites defiant Israeli PM for talks

US President Barack Obama on Sunday invited Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to meet him at the White House, even as the Israeli leader rebuffed a key US demand to halt settlement construction in east Jerusalem.

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Translation: Netanyahu has demanded a meeting with US President Obama as to why the US has not yet attacked Iran.

Mar 21 09:03

Hundreds evacuated as volcano erupts in Iceland

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"And that is what you get when you refuse to bail out my bankers!" -- God :)

Mar 21 09:00

The multiple ways Monsanto is putting normal seeds out of reach

People say if farmers don't want problems from Monsanto, just don't buy their GMO seeds.

Not so simple. Where are farmers supposed to get normal seed these days? How are they supposed to avoid contamination of their fields from GM-crops? How are they supposed to stop Monsanto detectives from trespassing or Monsanto from using helicopters to fly over spying on them?

Mar 21 08:59

Ban to Gazans: We stand with you

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon entered Gaza on Sunday and called for an end to the blockade, imposed after Hamas seized the Strip in 2007.

In a visit to a Gaza City neighborhood badly damaged during IDF Operation Cast Lead, Ban promised residents appealing for an end to the blockade that "we stand with you."

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After having said "We stand with you" to the Gazan people, he should have added the following: "But we are totally impotent to help you because the UN is unwilling and unable to deal with Israel."

Mar 21 08:59

One Very Tragic Death

Even as the Lehman scapegoating campaign is on in full force, there is little doubt that the man who somehow was in the middle of virtually everything, was not Dick Fuld, or any of the bevy of rotating Lehman CFOs, but Lehman's very much under the radar Global Product Controller, Gerard Reilly. Reilly was the point man on Repo 105, the point person for E&Y's "investigation" into the Matthew Lee whistleblower campaign, Lehman's Level 2 and Level 3 asset valuation, the brain behind the idea to spin off Lehman's commercial real estate business, Lehman's Archstone investment, and likely so much more. Reilly stayed on at Lehman, solid as a rock, even as the CFO's above him rotated one after another.

Mar 21 08:58

IDF soldiers kill 2 Palestinians after pitchfork attack

Israel Defense Forces soldiers on Sunday shot dead two Palestinians who attacked them with pitchforks near the West Bank city of Nablus, bringing to four the number of Palestinians killed by Israeli forces in 24 hours.

According to initial reports, soldiers from the IDF's Nahshon Battalion were stationed south of the Israeli settlement of Itamar in order to protect Palestinians plowing their land.

The soldiers opened fire after two Palestinians tried to attack them. The soldiers were not harmed.

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But... but... Israel says the Palestinians have rockets and mortars and death stars?!?


I don't buy the pitchfork story. I think a couple farmers got killed and this lame-ass story was the best the IDF could come up with to justify it.