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September 23, 2009

Sep 23 14:07

Binyamin Netanyahu humiliates President Pussy

“Netanyahu has won, and in a big way. Not only did [Netanyahu] survive, not only has he shown that he is no “sucker” … he has proven to his people – and to the public at large – that there is nothing to fear: Obama is nothing but a paper tiger. The settlements can go on expanding without hindrance. Any negotiations that start, if they start at all, can go on until the coming of the Messiah. Nothing will come out of them.”

Sep 23 14:05

New world currency order starts to unfold

Now, though, this privileged, inherited status of the paper dollar is under threat from the falling relative economic size of the US and its cyclical influence and the scale of the excesses that very privilege has allowed.

Appropriately straddling the turn of the 21st century, the “borrowed” consumer decade of 1997–2007 may come to be regarded as the fin de siecle, marking a critical juncture in the drift away from the US dollar hegemony that has dominated the international financial system since the Bretton Woods regime ended in 1971.

Instead, we are on the road to a new, multilateral currency order.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And the crash of the dollar.

No doubt the corporate media pom-pom girls will try to spin this as someone else's fault, but in truth the blame for the decline of America rests squarely on the Federal Reserve and the US Government, which shamelessly exploited Bretton Woods and the "credit from thin air" game to exploit and impoverish not only the rest of the world but the American people as well.

Simply by printing up more Federal Reserve Notes for international commerce the United States collected a very covert "Imperial" tax on the rest of the world, abandoning the traditional role of making products to make money and instead making money the product of our nation. The United States quit making TV sets and other products, shifted the messy manufacturing thing is to other countries and settled in to send large piles of cash in round circles in the hopes that they would grow, and thanks to the miracle of the Federal reserve, which turns debt into instant money, the scam worked for a while.

But the Federal reserve, granted legal right to counterfeit and inflate the money supply by the Federal Government, presumably for a piece of the action, is a pyramid, and all pyramids are doomed to fall. Those at the top escape with their loot, while the rest of us living down by the base are buried in the rubble.

Sep 23 13:00

Russian Billionaire Installs Anti-Photo Shield on Giant Yacht

It might not seem like somebody with such ostentatious tastes would crave privacy, but along with these expensive toys, Ambramovich has installed an anti-paparazzi “shield”. Lasers sweep the surroundings and when they detect a CCD, they fire a bolt of light right at the camera to obliterate any photograph.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Ah, the lifestyles of the rich and vapid.

Frankly I don't give a damn what the guy does on his yacht, but I think he has been sold a bill of goods with regards to the anti-photo system.

It might work with cheap cameras whose CCDs are exposed to the lens all the time, in which case the detecting laser beam gets reflected back like the light from a nocturnal animal's eyes.

But with a high-end camera, such as those used by the Paparazzi, the CCD is hidden behind the reflex viewing mirror and becomes visible to the lens only for the split second the photo is taken, by which time it is too late for the anti-Paparazzi system to do anything about it. Given that a telephoto lens is being used, it is probable that the optical path from the anti-Paparazzi system through the front of the lens might not intersect the CCD at all, even without the shutter issue.

One might have better luck foiling the cheaper cameras just by having infra-red emitting diodes all over the outside of the ship to dazzle all CCDS, but this can be defeated with an IR filter on the high-end cameras, or simply by using an old-school film camera.

Frankly I rather doubt the system works.

But a fool and his money ...

Sep 23 12:50

CINDY SHEEHAN - BAIL OUT THE PEOPLE!

Sep 23 12:49

Video: G-20 Pittsburgh Protest Videos



Sep 23 12:48

Israel calls on other countries to boycott Ahmadinejad’s UN speech

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Good. Let us let the world's people know whose leaders are owned by a foreign government!

Sep 23 12:30

2010 State Business Tax Climate Index

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I am tired of this crap about which party taxes more or less, and who pays more of less taxes.

WE ARE ALL TAXED WAY TOO MUCH, and as taxes go up, businesses will either collapse or seek new homes in more business-friendly nations.

You cannot tax a nation into prosperity. You can only tax it into ruin.

Sep 23 12:22

The Great Railroad Strike of 1877

Pittsburgh city police and local units of the National Guard of Pennsylvania sympathized with the strikers and refused to act against them. At Scott's urging, Hartranft then directed other National Guard troops from Philadelphia - presumably non-sympathetic - to Pittsburgh, intending to offer the strikers what Scott called "a rifle diet for a few days." Angry crowds of men, women, and children greeted the troops with taunts and boos as they advanced with lowered bayonets. Some of the troops were trapped in PRR's roundhouse, to which the mob set fire, and the soldiers shot their way to safety.

Sep 23 12:04

Expert: If Israel Bombs Iran the World will Breathe in Relief

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"No, really, they will. That includes Russia. Honest! Would we lie?"



Sep 23 11:37

HR manager beaten to death by angry workers

Angry workers beat to death a human resources vice president after he laid off 42 employees at an auto-parts manufacturing company in southern India, police said Wednesday.

Roy George was vice-president for human resources at Pricol, the auto-parts company.

Some four to five workers, belonging to a union not recognized by the company, barged into his office and beat him up with iron rods, said N. Kannan, a police superintendent of Coimbatore in Tamil Nadu state.

Sep 23 11:36

Temperatures dropped below zero degrees centigrade in Hokkaido Prefecture Monday morning, marking the first winter day of this season.

Sep 23 11:25

FLU SHOT GRAFFITI

Sep 23 11:21

UNITED NATIONS LIVE WEBCAST - AHMADINEJAD WILL SPEAK SOON

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Requires the RealPlayer plugin on your browser.



Sep 23 11:16

Time to Change Bernanke's Medication? Secret White House letter to G-20

While acknowledging that this year's economy has gone to hell in a handbag, Obama's aide and ambassador to the G-20 seems to be parroting the irrational exuberance of Federal Reserve Chief Ben Bernanke who declared last week that, "The recession is very likely over." All that was missing from Bernanke's statement was a banner, "MISSION ACCOMPLISHED."

And the French are furious. The White House letter to the G-20 leaders was a response to a confidential diplomatic missive from the chief of the European Union Fredrik Reinfeldt written a day earlier to "Monsieur le Président" Obama.

Sep 23 11:08

AK-47: The Ultimate Resistance Rifle

The AK-47 is one of the most popular and easily recognized firearm in the world. Over 50 armies along with hundreds of resistance movements use the weapon. There have been over 50,000,000 AKs produced since the rifle’s creation in 1947.

The main reason for the weapon’s popularity is its dependability in combat. It also delivers a more destructive round than that of its chief rival the M-16. The M-16 and its variant the M-4 shoot a 5.56×41mm(.223) round. The AK-47 fires a 7.62×39mm round.

Sep 23 11:08

At UN, Obama delivers veiled warning to Iran

In his maiden address before the UN General Assembly, President Barack Obama says Iran could play a significant role in shaping the future of the world and its security, should it abandon "the pursuit of nuclear weapons."

President Obama told world leaders on Wednesday that his government was committed to a new era of engagement to tackle global problems, ranging from climate change to peacemaking in the Middle East, insisting that the international community should take a larger role.

"We have sought - in word and deed - a new era of engagement with the world," he said. "Now is the time for all of us to take our share of responsibility for a global response to global challenges."

Sep 23 10:40

William K. Black's Proposal for “Systemically Dangerous Institutions”

The Obama administration is continuing the Bush administration policy of refusing to comply with the Prompt Corrective Action (PCA) law. Both administrations twisted a deeply flawed doctrine – “too big to fail” – into a policy enshrining crony capitalism.

Historically, “too big to fail” was a misnomer – large, insolvent banks and S&Ls were placed in receivership and their “risk capital” (shareholders and subordinated debtholders) received nothing. That treatment is fair, minimizes the costs to the taxpayers, and minimizes “moral hazard.”



Sep 23 10:31

Curvy students 'perk of the job'

The National Union of Students condemned the comments as insulting and disrespectful to women.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

If women think admiration of their looks is insulting and disrespectful, why do they spend so much time and money on their appearance?

Sep 23 10:29

Economic Recovery?

The world economy is not on the brink of an economic recovery. Likewise, the US economy is not likely to recover independent of international activity. The excessive supply of shipping capacity is also indicative of the lack of pricing pressure existing in world economies thus dousing fears of an imminent hyperinflation due to the fiscal actions of governments.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Real world statistic indicate an acceleration in economic collapse ...The administration is "playing us" so we'll go out and buy things we don't need and can't afford

Sep 23 10:20

Commercial market headed for disaster

First it was the mortgage meltdown that brought down the American economy. But now, brace yourself for something economist say, could be just as bad.

Commercial real estate is the next thing to go. Nobody wants to rent it, or buy it and without money coming in, owners of malls and office buildings are being forced into foreclosure. It's so bad; the commercial market could be close to collapse.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"GREEN SHOOTS! GLIMMERS OF HOPE!! THE STORM CLOUDS ARE PARTING!! LIGHT AT THE END OF THE TUNNEL!!" -- Official White Horse Souse

Sep 23 10:04

Why Jerusalem? - Israel's Hidden Agenda

Reliable archaeologists, after examining excavations that contain pottery shards and buildings, concluded that archaeological finds don't substantiate the biblical history of Jerusalem and its importance during the eras of a united Jewish kingdom under David and Solomon.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Egypt is literally littered with the ruins of the ancient temples and palaces of her rulers. As much as has been found, it is estimated that only 1/3 of Egypt's archeological wonders have been uncovered to date. A newly discovered temple was uncovered while digging a sewer line, and a cache of finely preserved mummies was literally stumbled over by a cow in a pasture.

Iraq's ancient heritage was enshrined in its ancient sites and museum. As a result of the war, many of those sites have been damaged or destroyed. Part of the ancient city or Ur now lies underneath a US air base runway. The treasures of the museum have only partly been recovered. The treasures from the looted archaeological sites have been scattered to the world.

Likewise, Iran has a rich archaeological heritage marking its place in history.

All of this wealth of archaeological treasures must of course annoy Israel. We are raised from birth with Old Testament tales of the greatness of the ancient Israelites, of the powerful kingdoms of Solomon and David and the first temple. Yet Israel, while rich in antiquities, is almost totally devoid of artifacts from this supposedly glorious time in her history. The existence of the fabled First Temple was supported with just two artifacts, a carved staff ornament in the shape of a pomegranate and the Jehoash tablet. Both of these artifacts have been exposed as frauds. We are told that once there was a magnificent temple on that hill, but it "all went away." The wonders emerging from the soil of Egypt, Iraq, and Iran serve as a constant reminder that ancient buildings of such a scale as we are told the First Temple was simply do not vanish without a trace.

There is considerable reason to suspect that the tales told in the Old Testament are just that; tales. The Bible is not science, it is the collected stories of a primitive tribal people reminding each other how important they are. And like fishermen talking about the one that got away, or Ramses with his temple carvings of the did-not-really-happen victory over the Hittites at Kadesh, the writers of the ancient testaments assumed that the people they were telling stories to had no way to verify the claims for themselves. So "embellishment" was a low-risk activity.

We do know from the available archaeological evidence that the Exodus probably actually happened to the Hyksos, not the Israelites. We know that the story of Moses is suspect because no Egyptian princess would hide a Hebrew child inside Pharaoh's household, then give the kid a Hebrew name ("Moses" is actually an Egyptian title meaning "Prince" and is included in the names of many Pharaoh's names such as Tut-Moses, Ah-Moses, Ra-Moses (Ramses) etc.)

Likewise, the story of Masada may be less than accurate. The remains found on the mountain were buried with pig bones, something no proper Jewish funeral would tolerate, which suggests that the bodies found and venerated as heroes of ancient Judea were actually those of dead Roman Soldiers.

But a good story is a good story and the writers of the ancient texts were probably not thinking much further into the future than the guys who pen the "Celebrity dates space alien" stories you see at supermarket checkout lines. The fact that the celebrity is a real person does not prove the space alien exists. It's just a story.

Given enough time, even a simple story written in jest can take on a life of its own. Scientology began as a bet between two science fiction writers; look how wide spread that has become in just a short time.

But, over time, entire religions with attendant wealth and power structures have been built on the premise that these old testament stories really happened exactly as written. And today, here in the 21st century world, science has started to catch up with these ancient legends and call many of them into doubt.

So, for a nation that justifies its existence on the writings of the Torah, the plethora of sites and artifacts confirming the ancient histories of Egypt, Iraq, Iran, etc. etc. etc. must seem a dire political threat for a nation whose own ancient history seems to have left little if any traces at all.



Sep 23 10:01

Pittsburgh National Guard Prepare For Crowd Control Duties

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"YOU ARE NOW IN YOUR FREE SPEECH ZONE, MAGGOT! YOU MAY OPEN YOUR MOUTH AND SPEAK FOR THE NEXT THIRTY SECONDS, MAGGOT! YOU WILL BE HAPPY YOU LIVE IN SUCH A FREE COUNTRY, MAGGOT!"

Sep 23 09:58

Carbon Trade Swindle Behind Gore Hoax

Look behind—if you dare—Al Gore and his science hoax, and you find the very same London-centered oligarchical financial crew that drove the 2003-2006 oil and commodity price increase, amidst the bubbles and hyperinflation that characterize the breakdown-phase of the financial system. The centerpiece of the U.S. emerging market for carbon emissions trading, is the Chicago Climate Exchange (CCX), created in 2003 as a "voluntary," or pilot agency, part of a London-based network positioned to reproduce the oil bubble on a scale orders of magnitude greater and more dangerous, while at the same time, destroying what's left of the physical economy.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Al Gore and his partners created a product., literally out of thin air, and are going to force you to pay them for it.

Sep 23 09:57

Rightist MKs: We mustn't freeze settlement construction

Ministers and MKs visited a protest tent erected across from the prime minister's residence in Jerusalem by the Yesha settler council in hopes to voice opposition to the possibility of a peace agreement that would require Israel to halt construction in the West Bank and East Jerusalem.

Vice Premier Silvan Shalom, who spoke at the protest tent, said that "the settlements are not an obstacle to peace."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Of course, for Israelis like Vice Premier Silvan Shalom, the "peace" to which they are referring is that brought about by the expulsion and extermination of every Palestinian still breathing.

Sep 23 09:56

Worst and most hillarious weather man ever!

Webmaster's Commentary: 

But remember, the blogs are the threat to Democracy! :)



Sep 23 09:53

Last Exit Before Quagmire

Here we encounter the report’s most dangerous failing. It confuses the strategic and the operational levels of war. In fact, the report does not offer a new strategy, but a new operational-level plan. How the war is fought, i.e., by following classic counter-insurgency doctrine, is operational, not strategic.

Sep 23 09:49

Karzai Embraces Call for Further US Escalation

Still busy fighting growing questions about his government’s legitimacy in the wake of massive voter fraud in last month’s election, Afghan President Hamid Karzai today embraced US General Stanley McChrystal’s request for up to 45,000 more troops for the ongoing conflict, saying it was “the right approach.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

If there was ever any doubt about the degree to which Karzai is a fatuous Corporate American asset, to the detriment of his own people, today's statement about describing McChrystal's request for more troops as "... the right approach" should banish those doubts once and for all.

You've got to remember the goals of the invasion and occupation; to pacify Afghan civilians to the point where pipelines could be installed to control Eurasian oil, and to protect the drug trade, from which so many profit so handsomely.

Sep 23 09:35

Netanyahu: Israel Will Never Make Peace With Hamas

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Tuesday that Israel would never make peace with Hamas, the militant group that controls Gaza, a stand that could undermine peace negotiations in the region.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Memo to President Obama: Israel doesn't want peace, it wants territory, and by any means necessary.

Netanyahu has done a brilliant job of neutering your credibility on the international stage as someone with the goods to actually broker a peace deal.

In this interview, Netanyahu makes the following statement: "I categorically say you can't make peace with somebody who wants to destroy you, and Hamas wants to destroy us," he said. "What would we negotiate with them about? The method of our destruction?"

Cannot the same honestly be said in behalf of every Palestinian against Israel? It is possible that Netanyahu doesn't realize the bitter irony of this statement.

Netanyahu doesn't want peace, except that peace defined by the expulsion or killing of every Palestinian left standing in Gaza, the West Bank, and East Jerusalem.

You played a fool's game to even try to get Netanyahu and Abbas together, when you knew that there were so many core issues upon which a compromise was impossible.

You have come away from this attempt at engagement looking far weaker on the international stage than when you began: perhaps this was Israel's intention.

And yet, you still sign those checks for Israel, and carried their water laying out a "raison d'etre" for an attack against Iran at the UN speech just this morning.

I could not bear to continue to watch it, because I know what the consequences of those words will be.

The US and Israel will not get further sanctions from the UN Security Council, because Russia and China will veto.

The world understands that we are probably looking at some kind of "false flag" attack against Israel which will be blamed on Iran, and we're off and running on yet another military misadventure against Iran, with our kids serving in Iraq becoming sitting ducks for a counter-attack.

And did I mention, we are also looking at Russia supporting Iran in such a war?

Just something to think about, Mr. President. One has to wonder if the "carrot" you have dangled in front of Russia in terms of supporting its membership in the WTO is going to be enough to get Russia to turn a blind eye if such an attack proceeds.

Sep 23 09:29

New Discoveries about Hemingway…along with Some New Questions

The first official report of Hemingway’s death was a joint statement by the coroner Ray McGoldrick and the sheriff Don Hewitt, “Ernest Hemingway died this morning at about 7:30 at his home near Ketchum from gunshot wounds. His wife thinks it was accidental while he was cleaning his gun.”

The UPI reported, “Officials did not see any gun-cleaning equipment in the room.”

The following day the UPI said McGoldrick was asked if “self-inflicted gunshot wound in the head” on Hemingway’s death certificate meant he killed himself or died accidentally. McGoldrick responded, “I wasn’t there so I don’t know. Maybe the truth will never be known. No one saw it. The family is willing to let it go that way and that’s all right with me. The wife thinks it was an accident.”



Sep 23 09:24

ISRAEL'S PROPAGANDISTS FLOODING THE SOCIAL NETWORKING SITES AGAIN

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Okay, so why is Israel and their slaves in the US Government in a panic?

Set aside all the crap about "wipe Israel off of the map" and "Deny the Holocaust".

What they are REALLY afraid Ahmadinajad will do is ...

1. Remind everyone that the US funded the attempted coup in Iran.

2. Remind everyone that the IAEA has never found any evidence of nuclear weapons development at Iran's power station.

3. Remind everyone that Iran a signer to the Nuclear Non Proliferation Treaty which grants Iran a right to peaceful nuclear power.

4. Remind everyone that Iran allows full inspections of their nuclear facilities.

5. Remind everyone that Israel is NOT a signer to the Nuclear Non Proliferation Treaty.

6. Remind everyone that Israel does NOT allow inspections of their nuclear facilities, despite a recent United Nations request that they do so.

7. Remind everyone that the United nations has accused Israel of war crimes in Gaza.

Here is a pop quiz.

A. Iran

B. Israel

C. United States

Which of the above three did NOT lie to the world about Saddam's "nookular" bombs?

This is why the US and Israel are working so hard to deny Ahmadinajad any audience, even to the point of forcing the cancellation of a banquet in his honor. They know the world will give him a fair hearing if they get the chance.

Sep 23 09:14

Pittsburgh a "steel city" of security for G20 summit

While presidents and prime ministers will be discussing issues such as rebalancing the world economy and tackling climate change, Pittsburgh locals are worried about violent anti-G20 protests and disruption to business and traffic.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Some elements in the membership of the G20 would love nothing more than a lot of violence as a "confirmation" that anti-globalists are insane, wretched creatures who should have absolutely no voice as to what goes on in their lives, or any right to voice their opinions publicly.

To those of you who read this site who will be assembling peaceably to protest, please remember this: the first person around you advocating, loudly, that you injure people or property to give concrete expression of your anger is probably some kind of intelligence asset, attempting to bait you into bad behavior. Please do not fall for it!

Sep 23 09:11

BELGIUM SUSPENDS DEMOCRACY AND CIVIL RIGHTS OVER "SWINE FLU" PANDEMIC

The Belgian parliament yesterday voted to give the government emergency dicatorial powers under the pretext of dealing with a pandemic emergency.

Belgium is the first country in Europe to formally suspend democracy and civic rights and to switch over to military rule under the authority of a "a special crisis committee" that answers ultimately to WHO and the UN.

WHO declared a pandemic emergency level 6 in June over the "swine flu" pandemic, allowing governments to activate "emergency measures" that suspend the operation of normal government and justice.

Earlier this summer, the Belgian Health Minister Laurette Onkelinx passed a decree allowing the police to be detailed to participate in "medical emergencies" on the mass vaccination and quarantine of the population.

Sep 23 09:05

Russia completes automated control system for Bushehr NPP

Russia is completing work on an automated control system for Iran's first nuclear power plant, the Russian civil nuclear power corporation Atomenergoprom said on Wednesday.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

If the US and/or Israel hit the reactor at this point, they will create a nuclear catastrophe for the entire region.

This will include Israel.

Sep 23 08:55

Administration wants to continue surveillance law

The Obama administration promised Congress on Tuesday to negotiate stronger privacy protections for Americans under terrorism surveillance but insisted on retaining current authority to track suspects and obtain records.

"All of this hyperbole" about trampling civil liberties "has not been borne out in litigation. I don't feel we should break something that doesn't need fixing," said Rep. F. James Sensenbrenner Jr., R-Wis.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

How fast this administration has morphed from the campaign promises of "hope and change" to hype and cover-up!

And as to that statement by Representative Sensenbrenner: it is obvious he has never read the Constitution or Bill of Rights.

Sep 23 08:28

THE LIE OF THE CENTURY

It is inescapable historical reality that leaders of nations will lie to their people to trick them into wars they otherwise would have refused. It is not "conspiracy theory" to suggest that leaders of nations lie to trick their people into wars. It is undeniable fact.

This brings us to the present case.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Relinked in response to President Pussy's speech at the UN trying to sell a new war of conquest in Iran.

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Sep 23 08:27

Eyewitness to an Act of War…A US Air Force Intelligence Officer Speaks with American Free Press About the USS Liberty

The outrage in his voice was made all the more striking by his New England accent and Yankee assertiveness that long ago brought about the American Revolution. ‘I couldn’t believe it…One minute, nothing, and then the next minute they were attacking our ship in broad daylight…We had no warning that it was coming, and then ‘boom,’ there it was, and our guys were being slaughtered.’

Sep 23 08:26

Obama to world: Don't expect America to fix it all

President Barack Obama exhorted world leaders on Wednesday to step up and do their part in tackling global challenges in promoting security and prosperity rather than waiting for America to do it alone.

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"Just because we screwed it up is no reason to expect us to take responsibility for the mess!!!!" -- Official White Horse Souse

Sep 23 08:25

Canada to Boycott Ahmadinejad at U.N., Unclear if U.S. Will Join

Canada will reportedly boycott Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's speech at the United Nations Wednesday in protest of his anti-Israel comments and repeated Holocaust denials.

Foreign Minister Lawrence Cannon and other Canadian delegates will vacate their seats at the U.N. General Assembly's annual debate in New York when the Iranian president approaches the podium, the National Post said, citing an unidentified Canadian official.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Doesn't it make you want to hear what Ahmadinejad has to say, just to find out what the US and Canadian officials are so terrified of?

Sep 23 08:20

Low Price, High Potency Spike Heroin Deaths

Addicts and drug enforcement officials share the same enemy – a surge in the strength and accessibility of heroin.

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Now where do you suppose this opium is coming from?

Sep 23 08:17

New Missile Defense Plans Much Bigger Than Bush's Primitive Program

Medvedev stated shortly before the visit to the United States that Mr. Obama’s decision was obviously a positive sign. The Russian president added that Russia would listen to the USA once the USA listened to Russia. At the same time, Medvedev said that Russia would not be making primitive compromises. He emphasized that the missile defense system must be created though international, not individual effort.

Needless to say that the United States is not ready for it. Moreover, US Defense Secretary Robert Gates said September 20 that Obama’s decision was not a concession that the USA had made to Russia.

Sep 23 08:15

CNBC Puppet Proves Propaganda: You HAVE to be a Cheerleader

CNBC Host 2: “Hey Simon now that you are here in the US, listen, you have to be a bit of a cheerleader. There’s gotta be something that you’re in the heart of capitalism that you like about America. What’s the one thing, if you were investing, that you would buy right now.

You’re here on US soil, there’s gotta be something good that we do here.

Sep 23 08:13

MID-EAST ‘SUMMIT’ ~~ NEW YORK’S HOTTEST GAME SHOW

One doesn’t have to be a prophet to predict the outcome, or more correctly failure, of the three-way meeting between President Obama, the Israeli premier Benyamin Netanyahu and Palestinian Authority (PA) Chairman Mahmoud Abbas, which is to take place later today in New York.

Sep 23 08:12

USING GAY PORN TO SAVE ISRAEL’S ‘IMAGE’

The latest ‘campaign’ is aimed at the international gay community. Forgetting that Israel treats its gays as second class citizens, that they are brutally attacked constantly by extreme right wingers and religious zealots, the ‘campaign’ wants gay tourism to ’save its image’. WHAT IMAGE????? A murderous nation that has convinced the world that everything is OK here…. Well…. IT’S NOT! Was it also forgotten that just a month ago one of Israels gay community centres was the scene of a shootout?

BUT…… busine$$ is busine$$…. and obviously porn is a good one.Whether or not the ‘campaign’ is successful or not, the film ‘Men of Israel’ will surely be a moneymaker…. that’s all that really counts, right?

Sep 23 08:11

WEDNESDAY’S HONDURATOON ~~ LEADER OF THE COUP

Sep 23 08:10

Media hypes terror plot, despite the fact no one is charged with terror

It has a familiar ring: “Investigators are looking for about a dozen more people in connection with a wide-ranging terror investigation that has already netted arrests in Colorado and New York City, a source familiar with the investigation said Tuesday.”

That’s the lead sentence of a CNN “breaking news” report filed Tuesday about a frantic search for alleged terrorism plotters within the United States. But a closer inspection of the story — and that of others in the past week — reveals that despite the hoopla, federal authorities have yet to charge the men they’re accusing of a terror-related crime.

In fact, they’re only actually charged with lying to federal agents. But you wouldn’t know that from reading the headlines.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It's another BOOGA BOOGA hoax.

Sep 23 08:10

Canada set to boycott Iran's UN speech

Foreign Minister Lawrence Cannon will be at the world body to attend the opening of the UN General Assembly’s annual debate, but officials signal he and other members of the Canadian delegation will vacate the Canadian seats when the Islamic republic’s president approaches the podium.

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Thereby proving that Canada is as much a slave to Israel as is the US.

Sep 23 08:08

Thursday: The Day a President Becomes `King of the World’

Pittsburgh, Pa will become the window of the `New World’ this Thursday, when Barack Hussein Obama completes the circle by stepping out from the dark shadows where he’s been lurking since Jan. 20 onto the world stage. It is on Thursday when Obama meets his destiny as `King of the World’.

That he’s ravaged the United States of America in his climb to the top will be totally missed by the mainstream media.

We can only hope that Reuters writers got it right when they predicted it is doubtful that national governments will bow to external advice from the launch of a New World Order.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Obama launched right into a screed about Iran's nuclear threat to the world. I do not think that was a laugh track in the background.

Sep 23 08:07

THEY’RE OUT TO GET US! – ISRAEL DISTORTS THE WORLD

The Israeli and American responses were true to form. Israel denied culpability, inveighing against any and all who crafted or believed any criticism whatsoever of it, as indictable accessories to the architects of the Holocaust. The US expressed “concerns” about the Commission report (details apparently await Israel’s instructions) — in such cases, America’s UN Ambassador really should give her proxy to the Israeli ambassador to save time, and serve coffee to the others.

Sep 23 08:00

Bagram: The sham of closing Guantanamo

Yesterday, the Obama DOJ -- as expected -- filed a legal brief (.pdf) which adopted the arguments originally made by the Bush DOJ to insist that detainees whom they abduct from around the world and then ship to Bagram (rather than Guantanamo) lack any constitutional rights whatsoever, including habeas review. The Obama administration is appealing from a decision (.pdf) by Bush-43-appointed District Court Judge John Bates which, applying Boumediene, held that detainees at Bagram who are originally detained outside of Afghanistan have the right to habeas review (Afghan citizens detained in Afghanistan have none, he found).

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"But these are TERRORISTS! And accusations of terrorism are so serious that we cannot even allow innocence to be used as a defense! That will just encourage other innocent accused people to claim they should be let free simply because they are innocent. Once we head down that path there will be no turning back. I mean, just imagine the chaos which would ensue if we allowed people to freely walk the streets of America simply because they are innocent!!!!" -- Official White Horse Souse

Sep 23 07:57

'The Obama Administration Has Completely Failed'

Human rights lawyer Tina Foster talks to SPIEGEL about detainee abuses in the US military prison in Bagram, Afghanistan and her disappointment with the Obama administration.

Sep 23 07:56

'No US rights' for Bagram inmates

Detainees being held at Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan cannot use US courts to challenge their detention, the US says.

The justice department ruled that some 600 so-called enemy combatants at Bagram have no constitutional rights.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Which means that sooner or later they will make the same claim about YOU!

Sep 23 07:53

Rich Siegel "In Palestine"

Sep 23 07:50

“Free yourselves from the shackles of Israeli pressure”, the man said

Even by the standards of today’s political class, it is pretty stupid to pledge Manchester's support to a vicious, racist regime like Israel, and claim equivalence between the perpetrators of the London bombings and a poorly armed resistance movement desperately trying to defend its 1.5 million citizens under blockade and daily bombardment by an illegal occupier.

Sep 23 07:50

Bank President Admitted that All Credit Is Created Out of Thin Air With the Flick of a Pen Upon the Bank's Books

In First National Bank v. Daly (often referred to as the "Credit River" case) the court found: that the bank created money "out of thin air":

[The president of the First National Bank of Montgomery] admitted that all of the money or credit which was used as a consideration [for the mortgage loan given to the defendant] was created upon their books, that this was standard banking practice exercised by their bank in combination with the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneaopolis, another private bank, further that he knew of no United States statute or law that gave the Plaintiff [bank] the authority to do this.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Our country has been ruined by an almost 100 year old legalized counterfeiting ring, made legal by the US Federal Government.

Sep 23 07:47

Financial News: Banks Face $90B Ship Write-Downs

Banks are facing the prospect of being forced to write down loans to the shipping industry worth more than $90 billion (EUR62 billion) next year.

The write-downs would be a delayed response to a crash in ship values of more than 50%, which has fatally undermined loan cover.

Pressure on the industry has ratcheted up following a renewed drop in the cost of shipping goods since June.

Sep 23 07:46

Federal judge rules against G-20 protesters claiming harassment by Pittsburgh police

A federal judge has ruled against an activist group's request to order Pittsburgh police to stop interfering with them as the G-20 economic summit approaches.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

ATTENTION PROTESTERS:The police are harassing you to get you angry so that you can be goaded into a riot, which the media will use to demonize all pro-freedom activists. Do not let yourself get suckered in. Remember that the first side to resort to violent means will be seen as the villain by the rest of the world.

Sep 23 07:40

THE ELITES ARE AT WAR!!!

In a shocking development with major geopolitical implications, former National Security Advisor and current man on point for the Western Imperialists Zbignew Brzezinski has publicly stated that the United States Air Force will confront any Israeli fighter jets flying over Iraq if Israel attempts to attack Iran.

"We are not exactly impotent little babies. They have to fly over our airspace in Iraq. Are we just going to sit there and watch? We have to be serious about denying them that right. That means a denial where you aren't just saying it. If they fly over, you go up and confront them. They have the choice of turning back or not. No one wishes for this but it could be a 'Liberty' in reverse."

Sep 23 07:39

VIDEOS G-20 PITTSBURGH PROTESTS

Sep 23 07:37

Tehran dumps dollar for euro

Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has ordered the replacement of the US dollar by the euro in calculating the value of the country's Oil Stabilisation Fund (OSF).

Sep 23 07:36

Holdren says Constitution backs compulsory abortion

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Ever notice that the folks who favor population reduction are never willing to volunteer themselves or their own families?

Sep 23 07:34

Fanning the BOOGA BOOGA

FBI Pressing Urgent Search For 'Core Group' Of 9-12 People Linked To Colorado Man, 2 Others Arrested.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"9-12. Get it? Cool, huh! Aren't we clever propagandists!!!"

Sep 23 07:29

A data breach with a twist

An employee at a Wyoming bank screws up and sends a bunch of confidential customer information to the wrong Gmail account. When the inadvertent recipient fails to even acknowledge a subsequent "please delete that" plea from the bank, the bank sues Google to force the company to cough up the recipient's contact information.

Sep 23 07:23

THE RAPTURE WILL HAPPEN SEPTEMBER 21ST, 2009!!!!!!!!!!

In Matthew we read:

Mat25:5 While the bridegroom tarried, they all slumbered and slept.

Mat25:6 And at midnight there was a cry made, Behold, the bridegroom cometh; go ye out to meet him.

(SO Tuesday midnight is actually 12am Tuesday September 22nd, Jerusalem time) However, in most of the world (by western time keeping) it would still be September 21st, 2009.

Also, check out these visions that The Rapture would take place on the 21st of the month:

http://www.fivedoves.com/letters/june2009/tedp614.htm

http://www.fivedoves.com/letters/sep2009/eric911.htm

http://www.rapture2009.org/prophecywarning92209.htm

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So, the world will end on ... lemme check my calendar ... today is ... today is ... AWWW SHIT!! Not AGAIN!!!!!!!!

Sep 23 07:15

PM, Abbas draw contrasting conclusions

The US president, who first called for a complete settlement freeze earlier this year, seemed to step back from this demand during the comments he made before the tripartite meeting...

Webmaster's Commentary: 

President Pussy caves to Israel again.

Sep 23 07:13

Explosive! Gag order on medicare cuts

Humana was merely informing its customers of a matter that is of extreme importance to them, as well as to the companies that offer the supplemental insurance.

However, a powerful Democrat in the Senate, incensed that a company would have to gall to state the truth and exercise its First Amendment rights to free speech, used his influence to get the federal government to issue a gag order for healthcare companies, forbidding them from disclosing any information to their customers concerning pending cuts in Medicare benefits.

Sep 23 07:12

A car that alerts drivers in case of accident hazard

An international team of scientists has developed a novel system that detects “unusual behaviours” in drivers before a curve or an obstacle on the road and generates signals of alarm to warn of an accident risk.
The so-called DRIVSCO system allows vehicles to learn from the behaviour of their drivers at the wheel.

Sep 23 07:12

Delegates walk out ‘in disgust’ at Palin speech

“She said America was spending a lot of money and it was a temporary solution. Normal people are having to pay more and more but things don’t get better. The rich will leave the country and the poor will get poorer.”

Sep 23 07:10

Israel's thirst for the Nile's water

All Arab nationalist forces have to read what is taking place… Because it only concerns the resistance… It is the starting point for controlling the entire region and its resources… It is a water war… We know the historic motto of the "state of the Jews"… From the Nile to the Euphrates… or from the Euphrates the Nile… Egypt’s great river as said in the Bible… The motto means water… water… And today it means gas and oil too.

Sep 23 07:09

The March for Answers

The March for Answers is a not just a protest march against further suppression of NYC CAN in its battles with the City of New York City to get the referendum for a new 9/11 investigation on the November ballot.

In this context, think of the city as Mike Bloomberg, who just bought his third term as mayor despite New Yorkers voted twice to limit local elected officials to two terms. Term limits were extended by Bloomberg with a good twist of the arms of the City Council and pushed through. So much for the will of the people.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I have a great deal of respect for all the 9-11 truth activists, but calling for a new investigation just gives the government another chance to lie to us, paid for by tax dollars.

I refuse to grant to the government the authority to tell me whether my conclusions about 9-11 are correct or not. I do not need them to tell me I am correct, and this government they will never ever admit error.

WE already know all we need to know. The government lied to the people about 9-11, just as they lied about Saddam's "nookular" bombs, just as they are lying now about Iran.

Calling for a new investigation is just a means to avoid the real issue, which is that the time has come for WE THE PEOPLE to decide what we are going to do about a government that lies to us about ... everything.

Are we going to fire the liars?

Or will you meekly bow down your heads and believe as you are ordered to believe?

One is the path of freedom.

Sep 23 07:02

Decades of Global Cooling Ahead?

The president paraphrased Al Gore's sentiment that the science is settled and the debate is over, saying that "after too many years of inaction and denial, there is finally widespread recognition of the urgency of the challenge before us. We know what needs to be done."

Actually, the science is not settled. Nor is it clear what, if anything, needs to be done to prevent what he called "irreversible catastrophe."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Mr. President, you are full of [REDACTED]!

Sep 23 07:01

Cool Temps Chill Global Warming Proponents

The world leaders who met at the United Nations to discuss climate change on Tuesday are faced with an intricate challenge: building momentum for an international climate treaty at a time when global temperatures have been relatively stable for a decade and may even drop in the next few years.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Anybody else got a bright idea on how to sell global government to the slaves, since the global warming crisis has fizzled on us?" -- Saint Al of the Gore

Sep 23 06:52

Texas Educators: Neil Armstrong Not a Scientist

If you thought efforts in recent years by Texas educators to undermine the well-founded theory of evolution on behalf of a religious agenda were disingenuous, this one will send your blood pressure into the stratosphere and beyond:

"A Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills review team composed of parents and teachers has suggested removing Neil Armstrong from a 'science strand' in a 5th grade social studies book," writes Eric Berger, blogging for the Houston Chronicle.

At issue: The review team says the first man on the moon was not a scientist.

Sep 23 06:47

Any Day Now, as the Song Goes.

Given all of the things I’ve pointed out here it seems pretty certain that any day now… any day now they are going to launch a series of violent actions that can be blamed on the people they want to destroy because… because that is what they do. They kill and maim. They bankrupt and release diseases and toxins. They’re made differently than you or I. They aren’t human. They wear the mask but a beast is behind the mask. It’s an ancient thing that has moved through the human herd for centuries and centuries. It’s coming out now and they don’t know what to make of it. They managed well over the years as they set traps and practiced treachery, accusing whomever they pleased of the actions they committed themselves. Things aren’t going according to plan though.

Sep 23 06:18

Fighting against ourselves in Afghanistan

The U.S. trains forces in Afghanistan that then go to work for the Taliban

Still, the new recruits turn out for training in the blistering heat in this stony desert landscape wearing, beneath their heavy uniforms, the smart red, green and black warm-up outfits intended to encourage them to engage in off-duty exercise. American trainers recognize that recruits regularly wear all their gear at once for fear somebody will steal anything left behind in the barracks, but they take this overdressing as a sign of how much Afghans love the military. My own reading, based on my observations of Afghan life during the years I've spent in that country, is this: It's a sign of how little they trust one another, or the Americans who gave them the snazzy suits. I think it also indicates the obvious: that these impoverished men in a country without work have joined the Afghan National Army for what they can get out of it (and keep or sell) -- and that doesn't include democracy or glory.

Sep 23 05:29

07/20/2009 - AIA General Counsel meets with Richard Gage, AIA at the headquarters of the American Institute Of Architects in Washington DC.

On Monday, July 20, 2009, BGM followed Richard Gage, AIA, founder of Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth, on the final day of his visit to Washington, D.C.

Sep 23 05:23

Meet the Afghan Army: Is It a Figment of Washington's Imagination?

The Invisible Men

What is there to show for all this remarkably expensive training? Although in Washington they may talk about the 90,000 soldiers in the Afghan National Army, no one has reported actually seeing such an army anywhere in Afghanistan. When 4,000 U.S. Marines were sent into Helmand Province in July to take on the Taliban in what is considered one of its strongholds, accompanying them were only about 600 Afghan security forces, some of whom were police

Sep 23 05:08

NYCCAN : There Will Be Justice

Sep 23 04:05

Video: Interview with Peter Philips of Project Censored

Peter Phillips is a Professor of Sociology at Sonoma State University and Director of Project Censored, projectcensored.org. WeAreChangeLA is joined by Dr.Phillips for Breakfast and fascinating conversation. There are five segments including:

Propaganda & the US Media
The US Spreads Democracy (As if)
On Palestine & Israel
Left & Right Militarism
Media Gate-keeper Constipation & the Solution to the Power Elite

September 22, 2009

Sep 22 20:47

Flashback: Bin Laden says he wasn't behind attacks

Islamic militant leader Osama bin Laden, the man the United States considers the prime suspect in last week's terrorist attacks on New York and Washington, denied any role Sunday in the actions believed to have killed thousands.

In a statement issued to the Arabic satellite channel Al Jazeera, based in Qatar, bin Laden said, "The U.S. government has consistently blamed me for being behind every occasion its enemies attack it.

"I would like to assure the world that I did not plan the recent attacks, which seems to have been planned by people for personal reasons," bin Laden's statement said.

Sep 22 20:30

This is no pearl harbor

Sep 13, 2001
by Robert Novak

Security experts and airline officials agree privately that the simultaneous hijacking of four jetliners was an "inside job," probably indicating complicity beyond malfeasance. This makes all the more ominous Tuesday's national catastrophe and its dismal consequences.

Sep 22 19:16

I Own Me

Sep 22 19:04

How Stimulus-Zilla Killed Japan, And Why We'll Probably Suffer A Similar Fate

Keynesians, listen up. Krugman, pay attention. Stimulus without structural reform (public and private sector cuts and restructuring) is doomed to fail. Look no further than Japan where government debt is an astonishing 200% of GDP. The brilliant former Morgan Stanley chief economist, Andy Xie, makes a convincing case that we are headed for the same

Sep 22 18:39

Iran regime 'weaker than people think': Netanyahu

"I'd like to believe that the international community understands that Iran has to be pressed strongly, there are ways of pressing this regime right now because it's weak," Netanyahu told CNN.

"It's weaker than people think. It doesn't enjoy the support of its own people," he said, adding that the prospect of Iran acquiring nuclear weapons "threatens world peace in a way that very few events could possibly threaten it."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Memo to Israeli Prime Minister: Iran is building a nuclear power plant: not a bomb.

Every IAEA inspection (and remember: Israel refuses to sign the NPT) has indicated that there is no fissile material which is unaccounted for, and the level of enrichment is precisely the level consistent with a power station, not a bomb.

And last, Mr. Prime Minister; a military attack against Iran will unite the Iranian people to support Ahmedinejad and their government, no matter what they think of him.

Sep 22 18:24

ACLU sues for files on Bagram prisoners

After months of asking politely and being refused, the American Civil Liberties Union has sued the U.S. Departments of Defense, State and Justice, along with the Central Intelligence Agency, to obtain files on prisoners in U.S. custody at the Bagram detention center in Afghanistan.

"There is growing concern that Bagram has become the new Guantánamo – except with hundreds more prisoners, held indefinitely in reportedly harsher conditions, with no access to lawyers or courts," said Melissa Goodman, staff attorney with the ACLU National Security Project, in a media advisory. "Yet the public is still in the dark when it comes to basic facts such as whom our military is holding there, for how long and on what grounds, and the rules that govern their detention, release and treatment

Webmaster's Commentary: 

We the Taxpayers are paying for this: we have every right to know what is being done here.

Sep 22 17:36

Federal Reserve rejects request for public review

Bloomberg News says the Federal Reserve Bank, the institution that creates and oversees America's currency, will not submit to a voluntary public study of its internal structure and methods of governing, as requested by Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"We are above the law!"

(Louis XVI thought the same thing)

(So did Charles I)

(So did Ceausescu)

Sep 22 17:32

LANDMARK DECISION PROMISES MASSIVE RELIEF FOR HOMEOWNERS AND TROUBLE FOR BANKS

A landmark ruling in a recent Kansas Supreme Court case may have given millions of distressed homeowners the legal wedge they need to avoid foreclosure. In Landmark National Bank v. Kesler, 2009 Kan. LEXIS 834, the Kansas Supreme Court held that a nominee company called MERS has no right or standing to bring an action for foreclosure. MERS is an acronym for Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, a private company that registers mortgages electronically and tracks changes in ownership. The significance of the holding is that if MERS has no standing to foreclose, then nobody has standing to foreclose – on 60 million mortgages.

Sep 22 17:30

The "Booga Booga" goes into overtime!

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The spooks are really pushing the fear button as hard as they can.

I guess that Rasmussen poll really shook them up.

Sep 22 16:33

Snow may fall on Fort Collins later this week

Could snow fall on Fort Collins as early as tomorrow night?

Southern Wyoming this morning has already seen upward of 2 inches of snow, said Don Day Jr. of DayWeather, the Coloradoan's weather service. Parts of Larimer County above 7,500 feet saw snow this morning, including Red Feather Lakes and Glacier View Meadows.

While that snow hasn't stuck much, Day said, it's a harbinger of things to come. Autumn officially starts tomorrow.

"Fall was cancelled and we've gone straight to winter," he said as a joke.

Sep 22 15:31

You don't want to hear it.....

Army Spc. Corey Kowall, 20, of Murfreesboro TN was killed in a crash after serving in Afghanistan for nearly five weeks.

No, you don't want to hear it.

This young man was not a hero. It was not sacrifice for our country or our freedoms. It was nothing but a wasted life for lies.

Sep 22 13:59

Fed Admits that Tight Lending and Unemployment May Slow Recovery

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"But heck, we've got jobs and money, so who cares?"

Sep 22 12:29

Restoring the Right to Resist (UPDATED)

“One has an undoubted right to resist an unlawful arrest, and courts will uphold the right of resistance in proper cases.”

United States Supreme Court, United States v. Di Re, 1948.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It gives this quotation showing what the cops want people to think the law is:

"[T]he law does not allow anyone to resist an arrest, even an illegal one." (That's a news paraphrase of a Houston TX district attorney, commenting on a case where cops without any warrant, and quite by mistake, burst into a man's home, and the man pointed a gun at them, and the cops shot the guy dead -- and the man's gun never fired.)

But the actual law about resisting arrest is different from that, says this article:

"A police officer who kills a civilian in the course of an unlawful arrest is a murderer; a citizen who kills a police officer when threatened with lethal violence in the course of an unlawful arrest is exercising his innate right to self-defense."

The article describes one court case, of a cop on trial for murder in the course of arresting someone, where the judge instructed the jury that if the officer had been attempting an illegal arrest, the defendant was permitted to employ “whatever force was necessary to avoid the arrest, even to the extent of taking the life of [the] defendant.” (In other words, it was lawful to kill the falsely-arresting officer regardless of whether or not the officer was threatening the person's life.)

Sep 22 12:27

Committee looks at taxing Michigan doctors to help avert 12 percent Medicaid cuts

Michigan State Rep. Gary McDowell, D-Rudyard, said today that the Michigan House-Senate Conference Committee, which is looking for ways to erase a $2.8 billion budget deficit for fiscal 2010, is considering imposing a 3 percent provider tax on more than 15,000 physicians who practice in the state.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Which doesn't solve the problem that there isn't enough money; it just moves what is left around (minus the loss to administrative costs) and makes the government look like they are trying to accomplish something.

But the doctors will just add the tax back into their fees for services.

Which drives already high medical costs higher.

Which further drains the Medicare fund.

Good thinking, guys.

Sep 22 12:19

White House mulls more drone attacks in Pakistan as alternative to troop increase in Afghanistan

The White House is looking at expanding counterterror operations in Pakistan as an alternative to a major military escalation in Afghanistan.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Counter Terror: Randomly killing large crowds of people using multi-million dollar high-tech remotely piloted vehicles. Viewed by the US Government as a morally pure form of mass murder because of the absence of a suicide driver and a cheap truck.

Sep 22 12:16

CRANKING UP THE BOOGA BOOGA FULL-TILT-BOOGIE ROCK AND ROLL!!!!!!

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Who is it that makes you afraid?

The terrorists?

Or isn't it the government and media that is working so hard to keep you afraid?

Sep 22 12:14

The Day Internet Freedom Died (NOT!)

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is a classic case of Orwellian double-talk. In this case, "Freedom is slavery."

Net Neutrality has been the norm up until now. It plain language it means all users have equal access to the available bandwidth.

Opponents of net neutrality are the major corporations who want a system set up where they can obtain favorable handling. An example would be that ABC's website blasts onto your computer at top speed while alternative sites like whatreallyhappened are slowed down by a corresponding amount. For those corporations whose job it is to tell Americans what to think, this would be a Godsend, as a free and open and neutral net has allowed the full exposure of spin and lies over the last quarter century!

There is no question that the media corporations want to turn the internet into just another TV network, albeit with a few more buttons, but the goal is to erase public discourse and replace it with a Hulu-fest of delivered media product intermixed with the usual interminable advertisements. Net neutrality gets in the way of that.

Hence, following the FCC's announcement that net neutrality will be the policy (based on the already existing common carrier rules), those interests both government and corporate that wanted an internet biased in their favor are pulling out all the stops to claim that equal access is somehow a bad thing, indeed a "Threat to Democracy" as Obama put it.

Sep 22 11:24

Feds mum over legal protection for swine flu vaccine makers

The federal government won't say if Canadians who suffer harmful side effects from the new swine flu shot can take the vaccine maker to court.

The Public Health Agency of Canada will not reveal whether drug companies are shielded from H1N1 flu vaccine lawsuits in this country like they are in the United States.

Sep 22 11:23

Swine flu hotline staff are 'making deadly errors'

Doctors across the country believe patients are dying because of blunders by staff at swine flu call centres.

Serious illnesses such as meningitis, tonsillitis and pneumonia had been missed by the untrained staff, they said.

Thirty-seven per cent of GPs told researchers they have had to pick up the pieces of treating those wrongly told by operators they had swine flu.

Sep 22 11:19

Venture capital funding takes a plunge

Confronting the roughest recession in generations, the nation's venture capital industry raised only $1.7 billion in the second quarter of 2009 — a cliff-like plummet from the $4.6 billion raised during the previous quarter, according to an industry report released Monday.

Sep 22 11:11

G-20 protesters allege police harassment in suit

Two protest groups are asking for an emergency hearing into allegations that Pittsburgh police are harassing them in the run-up to the opening of the Group of 20 global economic summit.

Seeds of Peace and Three Rivers Climate Convergence say in a lawsuit filed in Pittsburgh on Monday that police are discouraging their rights to free speech.

Sep 22 10:53

H1N1 Swine Flu Virus Patented by Medimmune Back in 2008

Sep 22 10:29

Kansas Supreme Court Sets Precedent – Key Decision Confirming Livinglies’ Strategies

On August 28, 2009 the Supreme Court of the State of Kansas rendered an opinion based calmly on existing law and relentlessly applying it to the chagrin of all participants in the securitization scheme. MERS was the appellant seeking to invoke due process rights which it said were violated when they failed to get notice of the fact that their “interest” was being wiped out. The Court said simply that MERS — or any nominee” didn’t have any interest and proves its point by reference to simple statements in the documents and the simplest of laws and interpretation of the role of MERS and the requirements of recordation. The splitting of the note and mortgage creates an immediate and fatal flaw in title.

Sep 22 09:58

Minsky Moment

Once that kind of economy had developed, any panic could wreck the market. The failure of a single firm, for example, or the revelation of a staggering fraud could trigger fear and a sudden, economy-wide attempt to shed debt. This watershed moment - what was later dubbed the “Minsky moment” - would create an environment deeply inhospitable to all borrowers. The speculators and Ponzi borrowers would collapse first, as they lost access to the credit they needed to survive.

Sep 22 09:49

Thousands Request Pollard's Forgiveness

In the days before Yom Kippur, known as the days of repentance, Jews have the custom of asking forgiveness from any person they have wronged over the course of the past year. This year, in what may be the largest group apology of its kind, thousands of Jews from Israel and around the world are coming together to ask forgiveness of one man – Jonathan Pollard.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This man compromised US security, and Israelis should count him lucky that he wasn't executed for his crimes!

Sep 22 09:42

Poll: Americans Angry at Feds

Sep 22 09:40

OBIT: Michael P. Wright

Michael Phillip Wright died September 16, 2009, consequent to a stroke. Born in Norman, Oklahoma, on March 10, 1947, Mike graduated from Grant High School in Oklahoma City in 1965. After graduation, Mike moved back to Norman and was accepted as a National Merit Scholar at OU. He arrived just in time to participate in the student movements of the day. Michael was active in support of the African American civil rights movement and in opposition to the American involvement in Vietnam.

Sep 22 09:38

China weighs purchase of IMF gold

China is considering buying gold being offered for sale by the International Monetary Fund, Market News International said on Monday, citing two unnamed government sources, but the report could not immediately be confirmed.

Sep 22 09:31

Diffusing Yemen’s ticking time bomb & the Iran-Saudi proxy war

In the final analysis, the al Houthi Shiia sect and the Southern Movement insurgencies can be resolved through negotiations and diplomacy, but not as long as President Saleh remains in office. The U.S. must insist on his replacement, a new negotiations process and the willingness to make compromises with the insurgents to preserve Yemen’s unity. If not, Yemen’s descent in chaos will continue, marked by sectarian violence, balkanization, and foreign proxy wars. It is time for the Obama administration to diffuse the powder keg in Yemen before it explodes.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is a very logical approach.

And because it is logical, it is an approach which the US State Department will avoid completely.

Sep 22 09:27

Pakistan: Threat from America

"The single greatest threat to (Pakistan)", Obama said recently, "comes from Al Qaeda and their extremists allies". This is not true. All our major problems, including terrorism, stem from the American invasion and occupation of Afghanistan. It has turned our tribal area into a protracted ulcer, a quagmire – a place where Pakistan is spending blood and treasure to protect American interests.

Sep 22 09:23

Obama administration shields CIA torturers

In response to a public campaign by the CIA, the Obama administration has decided to further scale back an already narrow investigation of Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) torture during the Bush years that was announced last month by Attorney General Eric Holder.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

There will be no "real investigation" in this issue.

Because a real investigation of the torture scandal should start right at the top, with that unholy trinity of Cheney, Bush, and Rumsfeld.

And those guys are - literally - going to get away with having signed off on torture scott free.

Sep 22 09:23

Breaking the Consumer: Exporting Empty Containers Declining. Consumer Credit is contracting at Rapid Pace. Is the Consumer Treadmill Showing Signs of Exhaustion?

If you know where to look, the American consumer is not buying into the U.S. Treasury and Federal Reserve great debt experiment. Port traffic is still declining and indicators show no sign of a major resurgence. If you look at the recent weak outbound pace of containers that are empty what we can expect is continued weak demand for imported consumer goods. Given that most of our goods are imported, this is a bad sign for our local economy but also global economies that produce those goods.

Sep 22 09:22

Prisoner Abuse Continues at Bagram Prison in Afghanistan

US President Barack Obama has spoken out against CIA prisoner abuse and wants to close Guantanamo. But he tolerates the existence of Bagram military prison in Afghanistan, where more than 600 people are being held without charge. The facility makes Guantanamo look like a "nice hotel," in the words of one military prosecutor.

Sep 22 09:21

Power Up

China's resource nationalism is on the rise as it hoards minerals essential for batteries, cell phones, computers, and the green revolution.

Sep 22 09:20

FLASHBACK - Shocking Video Hillary Does NOT Want You To See

Sep 22 09:19

Psychiatry & Politics: Labeling Political Dissidents mentally ill

In China today, political dissidents, whistleblowers and government petitioners are being labeled mentally ill, incarcerated in psychiatric wards and subjected to electroshock—a tactic reminiscent of Soviet Russia and the alliance between psychiatry and the police state.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

There are elements here in the US who would love nothing better than the ability to silence government critics with an enforced "loony bin vacation", from which they would never emerge mentally whole or rational again.

Sep 22 09:17

GAO: AIG may never repay government

Despite some progress, congressional investigators say it's still too soon to judge whether efforts by American International Group Inc. to restructure its operations and pay back the government will prove successful.

Sep 22 09:15

Is THIS how the bank bailout money is being used?

Prof. Chossudovsky explains. He emphasizes the bailouts will not help the crisis, but will exacerbate it. He explains that to pay for Obama's budget defecits, public roads and parks will be sold off to private companies and banks, who will
Sep 22 09:12

More questions on 9/11

According to David Ray Griffin's new book, Osama bin Laden: Dead or Alive? and based on a Taliban leader's remarks at the time, the mellifluous Saudi jihadi died of kidney failure in Tora Bora on December 13, 2001. Problem is, by that time, according to local mujahideen, Bin Laden had already escaped across the mountains with a bunch of al-Qaeda diehards to Parachinar, in Pakistan, and then to a shadowy underworld.

Sep 22 09:08

Prisoner Abuse Continues at Bagram Prison in Afghanistan

US President Barack Obama has spoken out against CIA prisoner abuse and wants to close Guantanamo. But he tolerates the existence of Bagram military prison in Afghanistan, where more than 600 people are being held without charge. The facility makes Guantanamo look like a "nice hotel," in the words of one military prosecutor.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

More "change and hope" on the issue of torture from Obama's administration, I see.

Sep 22 09:06

Black Sea Wars

What is Saakashvili up to? He seems intent on provoking a new crisis to force NATO to stand with him and bring the United States in on his side – against Russia. Ultimate goal: Return the issue of his lost provinces of Abkhazia and South Ossetia back onto the world’s front burner.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Pat Buchanan is right in terms of the US not going to bat for Georgia on this issue, but he misses the point.

Having Russia embroiled with Georgia blocks Russian access through the Caucasus mountains to support Iran, if there is an attack on Iran.

Sep 22 09:06

Linguistic slaughter space

President Ahmadinejad has been pushing the envelope on the Jewish holocaust, never actually denying it (despite what the Jews and their media will tell you), but mocking the entire Jewish holocaust apparatus and its vile uses. This goes over like a lead balloon in the thoroughly indoctrinated West, but receives standing ovations from the rest of the world. The standard White-man's position is that Ahmadinejad is an evil fool, handing the Israelis the propaganda they need to commit another act of genocide, but of course the Jews need no excuse for genocide (and the impolite revelations out of Russia demonstrate that all the 'Iran talk' out of Israel is hot air, just as all military dictatorships talk up war for domestic consumption).

Sep 22 09:04

ISRAEL REJECTS WAR CRIME ACCUSATIONS BY USING TRANSPARENT AND OUTRAGEOUS CHUTZPAH

If the war hadn’t been such a disastrous tragedy for the Palestinian people, Israel’s counter-claims in response to the Goldstone report criticising Israel’s behaviour during the 08/09 Gaza War would be laughable.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Time to hang some war criminals, I think.

Sep 22 09:02

SPECIAL DOUBLE FEATURE HATE VIDEOS ~~~ A MUST SEE FOR EVERY AMERICAN TAXPAYER

With all the current rhetoric out of Washington regarding an Israeli settlement freeze in the West Bank and East Jerusalem, we wanted to gauge public opinion on the streets of Jerusalem on a sunny, Sunday afternoon last weekend. What we found was shocking but unsurprising.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Go ahead, Obama, be a schmuck; sign another check!

Sep 22 09:01

TUESDAY’S TOON ~~ VIVA HONDURAS

In a dramatic move that seemed like something out of a Hollywood
movie, ousted Honduran President Manuel Zelaya sneaked back into his
country and turned up Monday at the Brazilian Embassy in Tegucigalpa,
the capital. (Source: Pakistan News)

Sep 22 09:00

FACEBOOK STUCK IN THE MIDDLE OF A BORDER DISPUTE

Hopefully they will stick to their guns and not be coerced by zionist bullies on the Web. It was a victory for groups such as Honest Reporting. Com to get Israel as an option for those living in the ‘Heights’…. but the question remains, how long will Syria remain as the other option? An earlier ‘victory’ for the zionists was to allow the illegal settlers in the Occupied West Bank to identify Israel as their country, rather than Palestine where they actually live.

Sep 22 09:00

U.S. to shift from Afghanistan to Pakistan?

The senior administration officials said the renewed fight against the terrorist organization could lead to more missile attacks on Pakistan terrorist havens by unmanned U.S. spy planes. They spoke on condition of anonymity because no decisions have been made.

The proposed shift would bolster U.S. action on Obama's long-stated goal of dismantling terrorist havens, but it could also complicate American relations with Pakistan, long wary of the growing use of aerial drones to target militants along the porous border with Afghanistan.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

More aerial bombings in Pakistan will accomplish two things, and two things only; first, killing a lot of innocent women, kids, the medically fragile, and other non-combatants. The second thing this approach is guaranteed to accomplish is to radicalize those left standing even further away from the Zardari government, and into the hands of the Taliban.

If a completely destabilized Pakistan is the outcome the American military wants, then we will see the continued and enhanced use of drone attacks.

And why would this be the desired outcome? To prevent Russia from using Pakistan as a land route to resupply Iran, should there be an attack against Iran.

Sep 22 08:59

Vaccine makers spread uncirculated virus to test vaccines ?!

"Also in Europe, some manufacturers have conducted advance studies using a so-called “mock-up” vaccine. Mock-up vaccines contain an active ingredient for an influenza virus that has not circulated recently in human populations and thus mimics the novelty of a pandemic virus. Such advance studies can greatly expedite regulatory approval."

Sep 22 08:57

Think flying economy is bad now? New aircraft design puts passengers face-to-face in rows for budget travel

Air travel is being overhauled with a new aircraft design which plans to seat passengers facing each other in rows.

The controversial design is intended to save space and money and could see 50 per cent more passengers packed on to each plane.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Plus another 20 duct-taped to the wings!!!!!"

I do not seer the insurance carriers going for this design. One rough landing and you get 100 lawsuits for whiplash!

Sep 22 08:52

India tightens security after Israel issues travel warning

India said on Tuesday it was increasing security to thwart possible militant strikes in the country days after Israel and Australia issued warnings to its citizens to avoid travelling to Indian cities.

Israel and Australia have issued travel warnings to its citizens based on intelligence inputs on militant strikes.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Anything that happens in India will most likely be blamed on Pakistani militants.

As reported on 19 September in

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/news/india/India-protests-Pak-firing/articleshow/5028215.cms

"Amid indication that a few infiltrators might have entered into this side under cover firing given by Pakistan Rangers in the wake of two incidents along the international border in Jammu and Kashmir, India on Friday lodged a strong protest with Pakistan and put its border guarding force on full alert."

Sep 22 08:51

The Road to Zelaya's Return: Money, Guns and Social Movements in Honduras

Nearly three months after being overthrown by a violent military coup, Honduran President Manuel Zelaya has returned to Honduras. "I am here in Tegucigalpa. I am here for the restoration of democracy, to call for dialogue," he told reporters. The embattled road to his return tested regional diplomacy, challenged Washington and galvanized Honduran social movements.

Sep 22 08:49

For My Father

Summary:

1) As of Q2 US Credit balance has gone negative. Debt monster now eating capital to stay alive. Imminent Collapse (Q3) ahead.

2) Government has duty to warn citizens collapse imminent. Solution - "Swine Flu Pandemic"

3) "Swine Flu" is a metaphor for "Great Depression" (aka "Global Crisis")

Sep 22 08:48

Palestinian man killed as he walked near a settlement fence near Bethlehem

Dozens of Palestinians have been killed near Israeli settlements only because they walk near the fence of the settlement, most of them were shepherds.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Keep that image in mind as we ramp up the Christmas season!

Shepherds? Bethlehem? Israeli bullets? (Actually, you paid for those).

Sep 22 08:48

The American Doomsday Machine

One day in the spring of 1961, soon after my 30th birthday, I was shown how our world would end. Not the Earth, not—so far as I knew then—all humanity or life, but the destruction of most cities and people in the Northern Hemisphere.

Sep 22 08:46

State police warn of 'Grandma scam' after Wilson woman loses nearly $6,000

The scam has been around for years, Gibbons said, but has resurfaced lately, and is being reported coast to coast. The accounts are similar. Montreal also has popped up in other cases. Police have said they are unsure how the criminals are getting the names of seniors.

Gibbons said law enforcement agents are investigating the case in Niagara County and three or four similar cases in Erie County. The U. S. Secret Service also is involved.

“We’ve put a request in to Interpol. The money was actually picked up in London, and we are dealing with [Royal Canadian Mounted Police] out of Canada, since a lot of these scams originate out of Canada,” Gibbons said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

There are some really scummy low-lifes out there walking around on two legs.

Sep 22 08:46

U.S. says Pakistan, Iran helping Taliban

Taliban fighters in Afghanistan are being aided by "elements of some intelligence agencies," Army Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal wrote in a detailed analysis of the military situation delivered to the White House earlier this month.

McChrystal went on to single out Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence agency as well as the Quds Force of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard as contributing to the external forces working to undermine U.S. interests and destabilize the government in Kabul.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Looks like Pakistan and Iran are up next in the rotation for a US invasion!

Sep 22 08:43

Terror Arrest Sparks Gov't Warning on Mass Transit

"Today the US Government reported that blah blah blah terror blah blah blah blah blah blah Muslim blah blah blah blah bomb blah blah blah blah higher taxes blah blah blah blah terror blah blah blah!!"

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The US Government is desperate to prove that We The People still need them, when in fact it is clear that the US Government has become the biggest impediment to a peaceful and prosperous life in this country. Being made up mostly of lawyers, the US Government does not know how to actually do anything useful, the states take care of the roads and schools. All the US Government does is confiscate our money to give to Wall Street, to Israel, and to pay for the bombs dropped on brown people Israel does not like.

Most Americans understand that the cost/benefit of the US Federal Government is pretty dismal. The Feds understand that, so they are trying to come up with an endless series of monsters scary enough to drive us back into their control. "Please, Mr. Government," or so the plan goes, "Save us from ..." and insert the current villain, whether it is the dead guy, global warming cooling, when pigs fly flu, or waxy yellow buildup in the corners of the kitchen floor.

And of course the biggest manufactured villain (aside from Osama Bin Goldstien) is Al Qaeda, which usually turns out to be either CIA or Mossad wearing a cheap costume.

WE have seen an endless string of these news worthy arrests followed by a very quiet admission that the case was really just another informant who got carried away and the suspects get released with a warning that they better damn well not talk with the media!

Two weeks ago the NYPD responded to another FBI assurance of pending terror attack by trying to arrest the suspected terrorists, only to bring down an FBI false-flag operation!

And yesterday, much to the FBI's embarrassment ( and ensuing spin doctoring) yet another arrested terror suspect was outed as an FBI informant, playing at being a terrorist!

Do you get it yet? The US Government MANUFACTURES the big bad scary things you are all supposed to be afraid of, to create a false need for the government itself.

Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain, Dorothy!

Sep 22 08:42

Europeans warn of new Berlin Wall in Georgia

Prominent Europeans warned Tuesday against a new Berlin Wall going up in Georgia with the "de facto annexation" of two provinces by Russia, in a guest column printed in four newspapers.

The letter by signatories including former Czech president Vaclav Havel, European deputy Daniel Cohn-Bendit and French writers Andre Glucksmann and Bernard-Henri Levy said Europe's integrity was at stake in Georgia.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Europe's integrity at stake in Georgia?

Is it possible these people are suffering from collective selective amnesia about who started the war last year, with the surprise attack against Abkhazia and South Ossetia?!? That was Georgia, not Russia!

Sep 22 08:36

Georgia Says Russian Patrols Off Abkhazia Show Military Aims

Georgia’s Foreign Ministry said the start of Russian coast guard patrols in the Black Sea off the separatist Georgian region of Abkhazia shows that Russia’s aim in a 2008 war was to boost its military presence in the area.

The Russian coast guard vessel Novorossiisk began patrolling off Abkhazia, Russian state television reported today, adding that the ship is one of as many of 10 that will be deployed in Abkhaz waters.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Russia is simply saying to Georgia, in the clearest way it can, "Hands off Abkhazia!"

If Georgia's leadership thinks that another military kerfuffle with Russia is a great idea, they should really think again.

Sep 22 08:32

China in the queue for IMF gold sale

China would consider the purchase to diversify its reserves if the price was right and the potential return was relatively high, the report said, citing an unidentified government source.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Translation; if true, it may signal that China is really looking to get out of its dollar holdings as carefully and quickly as it can.

Given the current state of the dollar against other world currencies right now, who can blame them?

Sep 22 08:32

The Economy Is A Lie, Too

Americans cannot get any truth out of their government about anything, the economy included. Americans are being driven into the ground economically, with one million school children now homeless, while Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke announces that the recession is over.

Sep 22 08:28

CIA Interrogations Likely Damaged Detainees' Brains, Making Them Less Reliable: Report

Prolonged stress from the CIA's harsh interrogations could have impaired the memories of terrorist suspects, diminishing their ability to recall and provide the detailed information the spy agency sought, according to a scientific paper published Monday.

In the paper, Shane O'Mara, a professor at Ireland's Trinity College Institute of Neuroscience, wrote that the severe interrogation techniques appear based on "folk psychology" – a layman's idea of how the brain works as opposed to science-based understanding of memory and cognitive function.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

We have known from the time of the Catholic Inquisition that torture is never about getting the truth; it is always about getting the tortured individual to confess to a to a specific set of charges.

And unfortunately, the US's institutionalization of torture has had several nasty outcomes.

First, we have for all practical intents and purposes, withdrawn from every human rights treaty to which we have been a signatory.

Second, this country's leadership has lost any moral authority to talk about human rights and human dignity when it tortures.

And third, because when this country uses torture, any captured American, civilian or military, can expect no better treatment as a prisoner of war than we meted out at Abu Ghraib.

Sep 22 08:23

Will Americans Obey Government Orders During a Swine Flu Pandemic?

Local authorities are keen to know whether American citizens will obey the government in the event of an H1N1 pandemic and take the swine flu vaccine, amidst growing fears of quarantines and forced injections that have been circulating in recent weeks.

Every sign points to the fact that health authorities are preparing mass vaccination programs and quarantines that could be instituted should the H1N1 virus make a deadlier comeback, which has been all but guaranteed by U.S. health authorities as well as the WHO.

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