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March 12, 2010

Mar 12 12:14

Utah House GOP leader says he paid off woman

Utah's House majority leader said late Thursday he paid a woman $150,000 to keep silent about going nude "hot-tubbing" with her when she was minor a quarter century ago.

Mar 12 12:08

Airline Stops Video Chat Because You 'Could Communicate With a Terrorist'

Other in-flight wifi uses were OK, since terrorist don't tweet or email.

Mar 12 12:05

Some call it makeup. I call it liar’s powder

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The problem I have with such cosmetics is that they send the exact same message a Mideastern veil does; that your face as the universe created it is not fit to be shown in public. The only difference between a veil and the chemicals is that the chemicals have to be replaced and repurchased every single day, and this yields a higher profit.

Mar 12 12:02

Splitting-the-Sky case shut down; interview with STS, Cynthia McKinney, and Anthony Hall

Judge Manfred Delong shut down the trial of Splitting The Sky versus George W. Bush on the second day of proceedings. The court denied STS his frequently emphasized request to have two witnesses give evidence in his defense. Those witnesses were myself and Cynthia McKinney. The trial came to an end just as Ms. McKinney arrived in Calgary from London.

Mar 12 12:00

Over 2.5 Million Floridians On Food Stamps

More than 2.5 million Floridians are on food stamps, up from three years ago where 1.2 million residents received assistance...

Mar 12 11:30

ID Cards - intergovernmental cooperation in worldwide implementation

Simultaneous introduction of biometric, smart ID cards around the world is not just a coincidence, it is not merely due to nations copying effective schemes in other nations, and is not just a phenomenon related to the sudden maturity of technology. Implementation of these ID card schemes was pushed. It is being driven in a coordinated programme, via international organisations and conferences, led by the US and the European Union (EU).

Mar 12 11:24

Why Not Universal Car Insurance?

As much as I would enjoy this "free" service (at the expense of other taxpayers) the fact is that social-insurance and welfare programs do not benefit the economy — or the recipient — over the long run. The welfare state has eroded the concept of personal responsibility, and for affected industries it has replaced the free market with a central economic system that promises higher costs and lower quality. The welfare state accomplishes the exact opposite of what it intends to do. It is a bane to the general wellbeing of society.

Mar 12 10:53

Swedish security police eye terror T-shirts

Swedish security service Säpo has said it is monitoring Danish clothing firm Fighters + Lovers, which relocated to Sweden last year after six of its members were convicted of supporting terrorism.

It's just silly if it wasn't for the fact that real tax money goes to waste.

Mar 12 10:47


AGAINST allowing Americans to support murder!!

Mar 12 10:37

A Follow Up To “I Hate What America Has Become”

I can’t vouch for the authorship, but it looks/sounds/reads the same. More importantly, it is the follow-up thoughts and plan for correcting the mess he discussed in the first piece that is worthy of note and careful consideration.

Mar 12 10:33

Tesco`s ``green`` bags are WORSE for the environment

The `degradable` plastic bags handed out in their millions by Tesco are more harmful than those they have replaced, a Government study has found.

Mar 12 10:17

Connecting the Dots: Cosmic Climate Change, Financial Terrorism

This is a lengthy read but worth it.

The only thing that can stop the juggernaut of destruction is a fundamental change in consciousness, a new - or rediscovered - awareness that it's not us, the friends and family we love and strangers we can relate to, that is to blame for our dangerous predicament but a sub-species that has placed a dollar sign on every living thing on this planet... down to the very air we breathe. It will not stop until we become aware of its presence.

Mar 12 10:13

Remarks by Vice President Biden: The Enduring Partnership Between the United States and Israel

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"Blah blah nuclear weapons blah blah Iran blah blah blah Iran blah blah blah blah blah nuclear weapons blah blah Iran blah nuclear weapons blah blah nuclear weapons blah Iran blah Iran Iran blah blah blah Iran blah nuclear weapons blah blah Iran blah blah blah Iran blah nuclear weapons blah blah Iran blah blah we need your support for the next elections."

Mar 12 10:09

Sending a laptop to Gaza

A friend in Cairo mentioned that he had a laptop and some CDs that were intended for a friend of his in Palestinian Rafah. He knew that I planned to go to al-Arish, and if I could make it past the checkpoints, to Egyptian Rafah, and asked if I could arrange to have the items smuggled to Gaza. I agreed; the siege is an expression of moral bankruptcy and responsible human beings are compelled to undermine the regime in every way. Furthermore, the Palestinians of Gaza have very few options when it comes to receiving basic goods.

Mar 12 10:07

TVNL Reminder: Pope 'led cover-up of child abuse by priests'

In 2001, while he was a cardinal, he issued a secret Vatican edict to Catholic bishops all over the world, instructing them to put the Church's interests ahead of child safety.

The document recommended that rather than reporting sexual abuse to the relevant legal authorities, bishops should encourage the victim, witnesses and perpetrator not to talk about it. And, to keep victims quiet, it threatened that if they repeat the allegations they would be excommunicated.

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In 1832, when the Holy Inquisition was officially terminated by the Catholic Church due to the accumulated bad publicity, the office itself was simply renamed ... to the Congregation of the Doctrine of The Faith.

Mar 12 10:00

Anti-Semitism rising worldwide, US report finds

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I am not anti-Semite.

I am anti-assholes.

There is a difference.

Mar 12 09:56

St Hilary's Primary kids traumatised by teachers’ Holocaust game

A MOTHER is calling for three teachers to be suspended after her daughter and her classmates were subjected to a “cruel and unethical” Holocaust role play game.

Pupils at St Hilary’s Primary were “hysterical” after deputy head teacher Elizabeth McGlynn segregated nine youngsters in Gerry Blair’s P7 class and told them they were being taken away from their families.

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Mar 12 09:55

Congress Calls for New Investigation Into Anthrax Attack

The FBI says that the anthrax case is closed, and that they have proved that Dr. Bruce Ivins did it.

But Congress is not convinced.

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Mar 12 09:54

Russia criticizes U.S., NATO over Afghan drug trafficking fight

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.

In an interview late Thursday, Dmitry Rogozin also highlighted the lack of cohesion within NATO, saying Moscow is worried about declining public support in Europe for the war.

"(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."

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Where there is control of the drug trade,there is also the control of where the drugs wind up.

That is one way to destabilize a country without firing a shot.

Mar 12 09:53

PROPAGANDA ALERT - Carbon emissions creating acidic oceans not seen since dinosaurs

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The cult is back.

So CO2 is turning the oceans into acid. The same acid found in sparkling mineral water, I might add.

And it's all humans' fault according to the cult. Never mind that the ocean is full of life that produces CO2 in abundance, and never mind that the ocean floor is covered with we-still-don't-know-how-many volcanoes pouring out more heat and CO2 per day than all of Earth's humans do in an entire year; if it's bad blame it on the taxpayers and suck more money out of them.

The video "Goldman Sucks" lays it right out for you. Carbon is the new speculative bubble to make the rich richer and the poor poorer.

Mar 12 09:47

Israel Moves To Change Law After Biden 'Mishap'

Israel is moving to amend the country's planning procedures on sensitive political decisions following an embarrassing diplomatic flap during a visit this week by U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, a Cabinet minister said Friday.

Both Biden and the Palestinians sharply condemned the Israeli settlement decision.

Netanyahu apologized for the timing, though not the substance, of the announcement.

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Translation: Israel will just go on doing what it has been doing, taking US money and there will utterly no consequences for anything they do from the US (Including potentially starting a war against Iran).

Israel, as a nuclear-armed nation, should not be getting one penny of US financial or military aid, under the provisions of the Symington Amendment.

Yet that never seems to bother any of our Congress members of a succession of Presidents in the least.

Mar 12 09:46

Industries hoarding greenhouse gas emission permits

Companies across Europe are hoarding permits to produce greenhouse gas emissions worth hundreds of millions of pounds, the Guardian can reveal.

The surplus credits have been amassed from over-allocation of permits to pollute from the European emissions trading scheme, and by buying cheap credits from carbon-cutting projects in developing countries and holding on to their more expensive official EU allowances.

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Europe was destroyed by "Tulip-mania." Now they fall for Carbon-mania?

Mar 12 09:44

Feds raid Hilo cannabis ministry

Assistant U.S. Attorney Tom Muehleck said that no one had yet been arrested or charged in connection with the raid. Reached shortly before 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, he declined to provide other details and would not say whether THC Ministry director and founder Roger Christie had been detained.

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Sounds like he attended the morning service and had "communion" before he raided the place.

"I can't remember what went down. Roger who? Oh, him. Arrested?!? How the @#$% should I know, man? Can yo pay that parking ticket in twinkies? I am really hungry!"

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 12 09:41

CDC uses shopper-card data to trace salmonella

As they scrambled recently to trace the source of a salmonella outbreak that has sickened hundreds around the country, investigators from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention successfully used a new tool for the first time — the shopper cards that millions of Americans swipe every time they buy groceries.

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Yes, this was a good purpose, but it does prove what we have been saying all along; that those supermarkets cards are used to track what you buy.

Mar 12 09:36

French protest import of Israeli settlement goods

Thousands of French protesters have rallied against the import of Israeli goods produced in Palestinian territories.

Monday's demonstration comes less then a month after the European Union's Court of Justice ruled that Israeli goods made in Jewish settlements in the occupied West Bank cannot be considered Israeli.

Mar 12 09:36

New round of foreclosures threatens housing market

The housing market is facing swelling ranks of homeowners who are seriously delinquent but have yet to lose their homes, and this is threatening a new wave of foreclosures that could hit just as the real estate market has begun to stabilize.

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Stability is like virginity. Either you are or you are not. If a new round of foreclosures is starting, then the housing market is not stable and never was.

Mar 12 09:35

US carbon traders fear pink slips

Wall Street was supposed to become the capital of a global carbon trading market worth a trillion dollars a year but now many who thought green trading desks would be the next big thing are fearing the pink slip.

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Mar 12 09:34

PERMANENT AGGRESSION: War on the horizon in Latin America

The Empire will stop at nothing to find mechanisms and techniques to achieve its final objective, and we cannot disregard the possibility of a military conflict in the near future. If the US places Venezuela on the “terrorist list” this year, we could be on the verge of a regional war.

Mar 12 09:34


Image ‘Copyleft’ by Carlos Latuff

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Mar 12 09:32

Oregon's monster mushroom is world's biggest living thing

The outline of the giant fungus stretches 3.5 miles (5.6 kilometres) across, and it extends an average of three feet (one metre) into the ground. It covers an area as big as 1,665 football fields.

Mar 12 09:32


The next Intifada could see the Palestinian people in struggle not only against Israel but also against the Palestinian Authority, writes Khalid Amayreh in Ramallah

Mar 12 09:31


It has been reported in Ha’aretz that President Obama submitted a letter of commitment to the Palestinian side to get these indirect “proximity talks” off the ground. The letter notes, “Our core remains a viable, independent and sovereign Palestinian State with contiguous territory that ends the occupation that began in 1967.” This is not the first time a US administration has used its creativity in creating new terminology to deal with the conflict instead of relying on the time-tested body of international law that provides the keys to real progress. In the past, in place of “independent state” the US has attached such adjectives to the word “state” as “contiguous,” “viable,” “economically viable,” “territorial continuity,” and the like.

Mar 12 09:30


It was hard to say goodbye to my wife and friends in the US. The last night was very meaningful as we were in New York seeing the performance of Najla Said, daughter of my friend and mentor, the late Professor Edward Said (for an earlier statement from Najla.

Mar 12 09:27

Raw Video: Pakistani Anti-Ship Missile Test In Arabian Sea

The Iranian military has thousands of these types of missiles.

Mar 12 09:27

How Big Business Dupes the Masses

Living in these United States, there comes a point at which you throw your hands up in exasperation and despair and ask a fundamental question or two: how much excess profit does corporate America really need?

Mar 12 09:20

Hate Blogger Wins Second Mistrial

Deadlocked jurors in the Hal Turner hate blogger case were excused late Wednesday after deliberating two days. It’s the second mistrial in the government’s case to prosecute the New Jersey man for allegedly threatening to kill judges.

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If in fact this man is a FBI operative, he will probably never be convicted in a US court of law.

Mar 12 09:18

Goldman Sucks

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Worth a relink.

Mar 12 09:17

Two Israeli tanks cross into Lebanese territory and are stationed at Talet al-Wazzani

Mar 12 09:13

PSST : 27 trillion dollars later and they're still insolvent

Mar 12 09:13

Families charge "unnecessary surgeries" in lawsuit

Three families from our area are among 50 now suing North Shore Hospital and two of its prominent neurosurgeons.

Leanne Vercher and her two daughters are still feeling debilitating effect of spinal surgery.

"They had vague back pain and now the pain is just indescribable," Vercher said.

Mar 12 09:12

Lehman Fraudulently Cooked Its Books, Accounting Giant Ernst & Young Helped, Geithner and Bernanke Winked and Slapped Them on the Back

As William K. Black said a year ago, the government's entire strategy now - as in the S&L crisis - is to cover up how bad things are ("the entire strategy is to keep people from getting the facts").

Paul Krugman and others pointed out that Geithner has been trying to artificially prop up asset prices, but that such a strategy cannot succeed.

As I've pointed out numerous times, the stress tests were a total sham, with a pre-ordained passing grade for the banks.

As I've noted repeatedly over the last couple of years, the government has allowed the giant banks to hide their liabilities and maintain dizzying amounts of leverage by using off-balance-sheet gimmicks:

Mar 12 09:11

Why California Is Doomed

California is doomed for two simple but profound reasons: the cost structure is too high for most businesses to survive, and a boom-dependent economy.

Mar 12 09:10

Buchanan: The IRS Is the Most Trustworthy Agency in the Country

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Proof that we need more intense drug screens in Washington DC!

Mar 12 09:06

Greece rocked by riots as up to 60,000 people take to streets to protest against government

Street clashes broke out between rioting youths and police in central Athens today as tens of thousands demonstrated during a nationwide strike against the cash-strapped government.

Mar 12 08:57

It's All About OUR Stuff NOT Yours!

As if we didn't already know why Israel just tried to STEAL two Holy sites that belong to other people in another country, claiming that Israel could take "better" care of the sites. And according to the report below Israel has plans to "take care of them"...............literally

Mar 12 08:55

ACLU sues Corrections Corp. over ‘extraordinarily violent’ Idaho prison

The American Civil Liberties Union sued state prison officials and a private company Thursday, claiming violence is so rampant at the Idaho Correctional Center that it's known as "gladiator school" among inmates.

The ACLU filed the lawsuit against Nashville, Tennessee-based Corrections Corp. of America in U.S. District Court in Boise.

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This is the same company that Hawaii pays to incarcerate our inmates.......The same company that allowed our women to be raped and abused.......this is what we do to nonviolent offenders, history will look back on us as a barbaric society that allowed corporations and politicians to profit at the expense of the people....our system is systemically and fundamentally corrupt........

Mar 12 08:53

Sea Shepherd anti-whaling activist arrested in Japan

A New Zealand anti-whaling activist was arrested in Japan Friday after a harpoon ship he boarded in Antarctic waters last month docked in Tokyo, greeted by police and nationalist protesters.

Peter Bethune, of the militant Sea Shepherd Conservation Society (SSCS), was engaged in months of high-seas clashes with the Japanese whaling fleet but has been in custody since mid-February when he boarded the Shonan Maru II.

About 20 angry nationalist protesters with Rising Sun flags, watched over by riot police, lined the pier and shouted through megaphones: "Step forward Pete Bethune! Apologise to the Japanese people! We will tear you apart!"

Mar 12 08:47

Maryland 'Millionaire's Tax' Causes Decline in Revenue from Rich as 12% Flee the State

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This is why raising taxes is stupid. The people who have the money leave and the people who do not have the money simply cannot pay the new taxes anyway.

Mar 12 08:39

"JihadJane" was laughable, Web watchers say

For years, "JihadJane" had been a joke to those who kept tabs on her online.

She flirted with people who commented on the extremist videos she posted on YouTube.

When Web-monitoring groups learned her true identity, they laughed at photos of Colleen R. LaRose, the Muslim sympathizer from Montgomery County, quaffing beer in photos on her MySpace page.

Mar 12 08:39

Internet Radio Host’s Case Ends in Mistrial

While the trial was initially cast as a First Amendment case, Mr. Turner’s background as a paid confidential informant for the F.B.I. became a larger issue at trial. The government had used him for years as an informant for intelligence on members of white supremacist groups, among whom he had a devoted following.

Mar 12 08:37

FBI guard's dressing room spying case dismissed

Authorities had said a surveillance camera outside the FBI's Middletown Mall office was aimed at temporary changing rooms and zoomed in on girls as they tried on prom gowns at a charity event.

Mar 12 08:36

Want to run really, really fast? Smoke pot.

No way you can run 60 meters in under 7 seconds if you’re not stoned. We need sports to be on an even playing field without the performance enhancement of pot. It’s not fair to the non-pot smokers who are stuck in 2nd gear and end up lagging embarrassingly behind.

Mar 12 08:36

FBI enters case of a school's alleged spying using laptop Web cams

The lawsuit, filed on behalf of Blake Robbins, claimed that he was reprimanded by an assistant principal for "improper behavior in his home" that was captured by the laptop camera.

Robbins told reporters, the Inquirer says, that the school official mistook Mike & Ike candies he was holding for illegal pills, and accused him of selling drugs.

The Washington Post reports that lawyers for Robbins plan to ask a federal court to stop the school from erasing any images captured by the Web cams.

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Obviously, since Blake Robbins was still in possession of the laptop, it could not have been reported missing or stolen. Hence the school's claim that the camera was only activated in those circumstances is a total fabrication.

Mar 12 08:35

'I'm proud of using waterboarding to break terrorists,' declares Bush's top political adviser

George W Bush's top political adviser has said he was 'proud' of controversial techniques such as waterboarding, which he claimed broke the will of terrorist.

Karl Rove - known as the former president's 'brain' - said he did not believe that the interrogation method amounted to torture.

Mar 12 08:33



The following list comes from declassified documents, news reports, videos, the National Archives, and from the final report of the Advisory Committee on Human Radiation Experiments. http://www.seas.gwu.edu/nsarchive/radiation/

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Mar 12 08:31

“CIA keeps testing drugs on people” – American author

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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]."

Public Law 95-79, Title VIII, Sec. 808, July 30, 1977, 91 Stat. 334. In U.S. Statutes-at-Large, Vol. 91, page 334, you will find Public Law 95-79. Public Law 97-375, title II, Sec. 203(a)(1), Dec. 21, 1982, 96 Stat. 1882. In U.S. Statutes-at-Large, Vol. 96, page 1882, you will find Public Law 97-375.

Mar 12 08:29


It turns out that Theodore Kaczynski, a.k.a. the Unabomber, was a volunteer in mind-control experiments sponsored by the CIA at Harvard in the late 1950s and early 1960s.

Michael Mello, author of the recently published book, "The United States of America vs. Theodore John Kaczynski," notes that at some point in his Harvard years--1958 to 1962--Kaczynski agreed to be the subject of "a psychological experiment." Mello identifies the chief researcher for these only as a lieutenant colonel in World War II, working for the CIA's predecessor organization, the Office of Strategic Services. In fact, the man experimenting on the young Kaczynski was Dr. Henry Murray, who died in 1988.

Mar 12 08:27

FLASHBACK - Government Experiments on U.S. Soldiers: Shocking Claims Come to Light in New Court Case

Their stories are a staple of conspiracy culture: broken men, suffering hallucinations and near-total amnesia, who say they are victims of secret government mind-control experiments. Think Liev Schreiber in The Manchurian Candidate or Mel Gibson in Conspiracy Theory. Journalists are a favorite target for the paranoid delusions of this population. So is Gordon Erspamer—and the San Francisco lawyer's latest case isn't helping him to fend off the tinfoil-hat crowd. He has filed suit against the CIA and the US Army on behalf of the Vietnam Veterans of America and six former American soldiers who claim they are the real thing: survivors of classified government tests conducted at the Army's Edgewood Arsenal in Maryland between 1950 and 1975. "I get a lot of calls," he says.

Mar 12 08:25

China hits back at Obama over currency policy

China on Friday hit back at an attack from US President Barack Obama over currency policy, saying the yuan's value was not a political one and was not the key to global trade imbalances.

Mr Obama on Thursday called on China to adopt a "market-oriented" exchange rate policy, increasing the pressure on Beijing to allow the yuan - effectively pegged to the dollar since mid-2008 - to appreciate.

Mar 12 08:25

FLASHBACK - VA testing drugs on war veterans

The government is testing drugs with severe side effects like psychosis and suicidal behavior on hundreds of military veterans, using small cash payments to attract patients into medical experiments that often target distressed soldiers returning from Iraq and Afghanistan, a Washington Times/ABC News investigation has found.

Mar 12 08:24

Ground Zero workers win $657m settlement for health problems

Thousands of firefighters, police, contractors and others who worked at "Ground Zero" in the ruins of the World Trade Center sued the city and its contractors for claims of injuries associated with their rescue and clean-up work.

The settlement will be drawn from a federally financed insurance fund - the WTC Captive Insurance Company - created in 2004 with a $1 billion grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

Mar 12 08:23

Huffing Biggest Drug Threat for Tweens

For parents, the frontlines of the war on drugs may involve common household items such as nail polish, glue, bleach, or air freshener -- this according to the results of a new national health study.

In fact, according to information compiled by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) from 2006 through 2008, more 12-year-old children are "huffing" or inhaling dangerous chemicals than using marijuana and cocaine combined.

Mar 12 08:13

Holocaust Games in Britain

A group of primary schoolchildren were left traumatised after their teacher told them they were to be taken away from their families during a bizarre Holocaust classroom 'game'.

Pupils became hysterical after a number of them were separated and told they were being sent away or might end up in an orphanage.

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Do we need to make slaves of our children to teach them slavery is wrong? No, we do not. Not only do we all know slavery is wrong, but slavery no longer exists in the US (not counting the 1040 form).

Likewise, the Nazis are all gone. Hitler is gone. And Nazi style war crimes are gone (not counting Gaza).

This "game" was little more than a blatant attempt to brainwash children, to emotionally scar them in a manner which benefits the present-day government of Israel.


Mar 12 08:10


THE new swine flu vaccine ­contains a deadly brain toxin linked to autism, Alzheimer’s and multiple sclerosis.

Mercury, a vaccine preservative, was withdrawn from childhood jabs five years ago after evidence linked it to brain damage.

However, the Sunday Express has discovered the pandemic ­vaccine, to be rolled out across the country within weeks, contains the heavy metal.

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With the emerging scandal over Poul Thorson, the key scientist in the studies claiming to prove that mercury in vaccines was unconnected to autism, having absconded with millions on research grant money, it is clear that official government assurances of the safety of the "When Pigs Fly" flu vaccines were "over optimistic."

Mar 12 08:03

The New American Century

Mar 12 08:01

Report links vaccines to Gulf war syndrome

A senior army doctor has provided the first official support for claims that the cocktail of vaccines given to soldiers before the 1991 war in Iraq probably caused illnesses that became known as Gulf war syndrome, it was reported today.

For 13 years, the MoD has denied that vaccines could be blamed for the illnesses. Independent research has also failed to find conclusive proof of a common link between the vaccines and a Gulf war-related syndrome.

However, Lieutenant Colonel Graham Howe, clinical director of psychiatry with the British forces health service in Germany, has made a link between the vaccines and illnesses associated with claims of Gulf war syndrome.

Mar 12 07:59

Ecstasy trials for combat stress

American soldiers traumatised by fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan are to be offered the drug ecstasy to help free them of flashbacks and recurring nightmares.

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This might be a good idea. Prior to being declared illegal because of recreational abuses, MDMA was showing tremendous potential in the therapy context, allowing people to look at themselves objectively. Therapy that might take years could be accomplished in weeks. But our government, trying to maintain the illusion of objection to drugs even as they profit from them, banned MDMA for any and all uses, a knee-jerk political move that threw out the good with the bad.

This is definitely worth more research. These kids in Iraq know they are the invaders and that is a tough thing to live with. Anything that can help them get past that guilt non-destructively has to be looked at closely if for no other reason than it might lower the suicide rate.

Mar 12 07:57

Sneaky Anti-terror Cameras Used In War On The Motorist

TECHNOLOGY to fight terrorists is being used by “town hall Stasi” to hike parking fines and rake in cash from motorists, the Tories said yesterday.

Councils routinely use Automatic Number Plate Recognition technology to clamp down on parking offences, they claim.

The device scans 3,000 vehicles an hour and cross-checks in seconds with police, the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency and insurance databases.

This allows parking tickets to be issued by computer.

Mar 12 07:56

Is China actually bankrupt?

2009. Yes, China announced that its proposed annual budget for 2010 would produce a record deficit, but the deficit is just $154 billion, or 2.8% of China's gross domestic product. In contrast, the Congressional Budget Office projects the U.S. budget deficit for fiscal 2010 at $1.3 trillion. That's equal to 9.2% of GDP.

How to invest in China

Mar 12 07:54

St Hilary's Primary kids traumatised by teachers’ Holocaust game

A MOTHER is calling for three teachers to be suspended after her daughter and her classmates were subjected to a “cruel and unethical” Holocaust role play game.

Pupils at St Hilary’s Primary were “hysterical” after deputy head teacher Elizabeth McGlynn segregated nine youngsters in Gerry Blair’s P7 class and told them they were being taken away from their families.

It was the start of an ordeal designed to give the 11-year-old children an insight into the horrors of the Holocaust as part of a project they are doing about the Second World War.

Mar 12 07:52

Elvis Presley’s Ultra-Secure, 2008 Passport?

Elvis died in 1977.

But that didn’t prevent hackers from inserting his digital photo into a U.K. passport, and using it at a self-service passport machine at Amsterdam’s Schiphol airport to gain clearance to board a plane.

Mar 12 07:50

Politicians: “Don’t Like the Message? Shoot the Messenger!”

You have an entity that took on too much debt. It cooked its books. It failed to get its fiscal house in order. Its “executives” repeatedly refused to take the necessary steps to rein in risk.

But when the LOGICAL consequences occurred — investors began dumping its debt and equities … and driving up the cost of insuring against default risk — what happened? Did officials listen to the message of the markets, apologize, find religion, and try to right the ship?

Heck no! They blamed the messenger.

Mar 12 07:49

U.S. funded anthrax vaccine trials on IDF soldiers

The United States provided some $200 million to fund a top secret laboratory and assembly line in Israel which developed and produced a vaccine for anthrax, according to the Internet news site Intelligence Online.

The exact location of the lab, which is reported to be run by the Nes Tziona-based Israel Institute for Biological Research, was not mentioned in the report.

The Intelligence Online story focused on the legal battle being waged by Israel Defense Forces soldiers who took part in an army-run test of the anthrax vaccine 13 years ago.

Mar 12 07:48

Another WWF assisted IPCC claim debunked: Amazon more drought resistant than claimed

A new NASA-funded study has concluded that Amazon rain forests were remarkably unaffected in the face of once-in-a-century drought in 2005, neither dying nor thriving, contrary to a previously published report and claims by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

“We found no big differences in the greenness level of these forests between drought and non-drought years, which suggests that these forests may be more tolerant of droughts than we previously thought,” said Arindam Samanta, the study’s lead author from Boston University.

Mar 12 07:46

Global Warming Might Spur Earthquakes and Volcanoes

Earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, tsunamis and landslides are some of the additional catastrophes that climate change and its rising sea levels and melting glaciers could bring, a geologist says.

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Ever stop to think that those volcanoes contribute far more warming and CO2 to the atmosphere than humans?

Mar 12 07:46

Climategate: the IPCC's whitewash 'review' is the AGW camp's biggest mistake yet

It looks as if the tottering IPCC has just made its biggest mistake yet. Twenty-four hours after the announcement of an “independent” inquiry into certain aspects of its activities it is possible to make a considered assessment of its significance. By any reasoned analysis, it is not only a whitewash but one in which the paint is spread so thinly as to be transparent.

First, who appointed this review body? Those two iconic standard bearers of climate science objectivity, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and IPCC head (still!) Rajendra Pachauri. There is nothing like being judge in your own cause – it secures a less damaging verdict.

Mar 12 07:38

Dick Fuld Unaware of Lehman’s ‘Cooking the Books’? STOP IT!!

Reports that Lehman was effectively ‘cooking its books’ prior to its ultimate demise are not a surprise.

Reports that Dick Fuld, then CEO of Lehman, was not aware of the nature of this cooking are both ridiculous and pathetic.

The lifeblood of every financial institution on Wall Street is access to financing for its operations. That financing very often comes in the form of repurchase agreements (repo financing), in which the institution borrows funds while pledging assets. These short term loans, often overnight loans, are unwound at a preset date and preset prices. The rates borrowers have to pay for funds borrowed depend on the credit quality of the borrower itself and the quality of the assets pledged.

Mar 12 07:38

Chasing Windmills: American reality in Afghanistan

The efforts of American forces to defeat the Taliban in Afghanistan are being hampered by rampant corruption. Key information about foreign troops is being leaked to insurgents by locals who still support them. And Paula Slier reports, without the trust of the people they cannot work together.

Mar 12 07:37

Cindy Sheehan, Treason in America Conference

Cindy Sheehan, Treason in America Conference

Cindy Sheehan speaks at the Treason in America Conference in Valley Forge, PA., 03/06/10

Mar 12 07:37

Idaho facing revenue shortfall

Idaho may see more budget cuts next year.

At the state of the state address back in January, Governor Otter announced the state faced an 83 million dollar budget shortfall.

Mar 12 07:36

States may hold onto tax refunds for months

Residents eager to get their state tax refunds may have a long wait this year: The recession has tied up cash and caused officials in half a dozen states to consider freezing refunds, in one case for as long as five months.

States from New York to Hawaii that have been hard-hit by the economic downturn say they have either delayed refunds or are considering doing so because of budget shortfalls.

Mar 12 07:36

Revised Missouri budget shows $700 million decrease in revenue this year

The state announced Thursday that year-to-date revenues are being revised to 12.7 percent below fiscal year 2009 as collections continue to fall below projections.

Mar 12 07:35

Ahmadinejad: Even war can not save Israel

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has warned Israel that initiating a new military conflict in the Middle East would not save it from downfall.

Speaking in the southern Iranian Province of Hormozagan on Thursday, Ahmadinejad said that Israel was a Western prodigy that had now "reached the end of its road."

Mar 12 07:30

Retail Sales Post Strong Gain

Retail sales rose last month by 0.3%, the Commerce Department said Friday. With the Super Bowl early in the month, electronic store sales soared.

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In January the headlines across the US blazed " Retail Sales Booming - up 0.5%' ... "

Today ," Retail Sales post strong gain, up 0.3%"

However, the January gain of 0.5% was revised downward to a mere 0.1% This downward revision allowed the funny numbers boys at Commerce to transform a decline in Feb. retail sales of 0.1% to a"strong gain" of 0.3%

Mar 12 07:25

Court upholds wind farm law

The state's highest court on Thursday dealt the Friends of Lincoln Lakes a major legal defeat by reaffirming state approval of a $130 million industrial wind site intended for northern Penobscot County.

The Maine Supreme Judicial Court’s unanimous ruling also upheld the constitutionality of a state law fast-tracking the permit process for Maine wind sites.

Mar 12 07:21

9/11 truthers find home in New Hampshire

9/11 is on the ballot this spring in 12 towns in New Hampshire. People throughout the region are encouraging their neighbors to "vote for answers." They want the federal government to launch a new inquiry into what happened on that day now nearly 9 years ago.
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"Live free or die!"

Mar 12 07:20

Profile: 'Jihad Jane' from Main Street

The blonde middle-aged woman apparently raised no concerns with her boyfriend or her neighbours on Main Street, Pennsburg, near Philadelphia.

But online she had allegedly agreed to kill in the name of holy war, believing her European looks would allow her to blend in among Swedes as she homed in on her target.

Colleen LaRose, according to a US court indictment, posted messages online under the name Jihad Jane, expressing her desire to participate in jihad, or holy war.

Arrested in October 2009, Ms LaRose had exchanged emails over 15 months to recruit fighters for "violent jihad".

Her activities apparently came as a surprise to her boyfriend Kurt Gorman, whom she met in 2005.

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This is looking like another propaganda setup.

Mar 12 07:16

Largest Private Refinery Discovers Gold-Plated Tungsten Bar

Recently, the German television station ProSieben ran a news story covering W. C. Heraeus in Hanau, Germany, the world’s largest privately owned refinery. In the story, Wilfried Hörner, the head of the gold foundry, shows a 500 gram bar (16.0755 troy ounces) received from an unidentified bank. The bar had the right physical dimensions to be an authentic gold bar, but one of the Heraeus employees suspected something funny. After the bar was cut in half, you can see that the inside is tungsten, with only a coating of gold on the outside.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Has the US Government and Federal Reserve executed a massive fraud that would make Goldfinger blush?

Mar 12 07:07

Fake gold bars in Bank of England and Fort Knox

An obscure news item originally published in the N.Y. Post [written by Jennifer Anderson] in late Jan. 04 perhaps makes sense now.

DA investigating NYMEX executive ,Manhattan, New York, –Feb. 2, 2004.

Mar 12 07:02

French bread spiked with LSD in CIA experiment

For decades it was assumed that the local bread had been unwittingly poisoned with a psychedelic mould. Now, however, an American investigative journalist has uncovered evidence suggesting the CIA peppered local food with the hallucinogenic drug LSD as part of a mind control experiment at the height of the Cold War

Mar 12 06:35

How Israel Wages Game Theory Warfare-Part 3

How Israel Wages Game Theory Warfare-Part 3
January 6, 2010 by Jeff Gates

Below is the third installment in a 5-part series regarding Pakistan.

The destabilization of Pakistan began with the December 2007 murder of Benazir Bhutto after Mark Siegel, her Ashkenazi biographer and lobbyist, assured U.S. diplomats that her return was “the only possible way we could guarantee stability and keep the presidency of Musharraf intact.” That advice is consistent with how Israel wages game theory warfare.

Mar 12 06:19

"Palestinians should now declare their independence"

The Palestinians want the same freedom that the Jews pined for - a safe home of their own. They should declare independence. Then it is up to us - the watching billions - to pressure our governments to make it real, rather than a howl in the dark.

Mar 12 06:09

Congressman Paul discusses National ID Card with Megyn Kelly

Congressman Paul discusses National ID Card with Megyn Kelly

Mar 12 06:05

Israeli historian: Israel could find itself forced to wipe out Europe

“We have hundreds of nuclear warheads and missiles that can reach different targets in the heart of the European continent, including beyond the borders of Rome, the Italian capital,” Karfeld said, adding that most of the European capitals would become preferred targets for the Israeli air force.

The Israeli historian reiterated Israel’s ability to destroy the whole world whenever it felt its existence would be doomed to extinction.

Mar 12 05:39

Czars to Serfs:Pay Up and Shut Up!

Mar 12 05:34

Gerald Celente:The Sovereign Debt Crisis is Not Going to End

Or beans and bullets,shotguns and canned goods!

Mar 12 03:07

Video: They hate us for our liberty? ... Rabid Rabbit Rant

So if fighting for our rights, or freedoms, is what defines our enemies - what does that make those in our government who wish to take away, of all things, our rights?

Mar 12 02:59

Rove 'proud' of US waterboarding

Mar 12 01:26

U.S. Taxpayers on Hook for $5 Trillion of Fannie, Freddie Debt ... No Matter What Barney Frank Says

House Financial Services Chairman Barney Frank caused a bit of an uproar Friday when he suggested the U.S. government does not guarantee the debts of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

March 11, 2010

Mar 11 22:40

how to complete a census

Mar 11 21:46

Betraying Turkey

The genocide resolution by a US House Committee is counterproductive, says the former chairman of the Turkish delegation of the European Parliament.

Mar 11 21:03


Get Information Right Meow!

Mar 11 20:59

Chairman of the Department of Economics at George Mason University: Politicians Are NOT Prostitutes ... They Are Pimps

Original post:Washington's Blog.kjg

Politicians force taxpayers to pony it up -- just as the services rendered for a pimp's customers are rendered not by that pimp personally, but by the ladies under his charge. The pimp pockets the bulk of each payment; he's pleased with the transaction. His customer gets serviced well in return; he's pleased with the transaction. The only loser is the prostitute forced to share her precious assets with strangers whom she doesn't particularly care for and who care nothing for her....

Mar 11 20:11

Second half of 2010: Sudden intensification of the global systemic crisis – Strengthening of five fundamental negative trends

Public announcement (February 16, 2010)GEAB N°42 available:

Second half of 2010: Sudden intensification of the global systemic crisis – Strengthening of five fundamental negative trends

Our team anticipates, in this 42nd issue of the GEAB, a sudden intensification of the crisis in the second half of 2010, caused by a double effect of a catching up of events which were temporarily « frozen » in the second half of 2009 and the impossibility of maintaining the palliative remedies of past years… (page 2)

. the explosion of the bubble in public deficits and a corresponding increase in state defaults
. the fatal impact of the Western banking system with mounting debt defaults and the wall of debt coming to maturity
. the inescapable rise in interest rates
. the increase in issues causing international tension
. a growing social insecurity

If google cache is broken try the original repost.

Mar 11 19:44

recent wrh links on the impending economic doodoo for your parents, your friends, etc


(a few of the more dire links for my loved ones back east)

This is not a drill

Mar 11 18:24

Netanyahu: My father foresaw 9/11 attacks in 1990s

FLASHBACK - "Sept 11 was good for Israel." : Netanyahu

Mar 11 17:44

Full Court Press on the Slaughter Rule

Rep. David Dreier (R., Calif.), ranking Republican on the House Rules Committee, said the Slaughter Rule is evidence that Democrats cannot pass their bill "while playing by the rules."

“With the Slaughter Solution, House Democrats have exposed themselves as willing to abandon the most fundamental element of legislating – a transparent, up-or-down vote— in order to achieve a unpopular partisan objective. This is highly disturbing and in some ways, dangerous. The American people do not want this health care bill and they certainly don’t want the democratic process turned on its head in an effort to pass it over their objections.”

Mar 11 17:33

TSA to deploy 150 new body scanner machines

Mar 11 17:32

House Democrats looking at 'Slaughter Solution' to pass Obamacare without a vote on Senate bill

Would House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and her fellow House Democratic leaders try to cram the Senate version of Obamacare through the House without actually having a recorded vote on the bill?

Not only is the answer yes, they would, they have figured out a way to do it,

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Mar 11 17:20

Internet helped Flight 253 suspect radicalize, attack plane 'within weeks'

The Internet allowed extremists to contact, recruit, train and equip the suspect responsible for the attempted Flight 253 bombing on Christmas Day "within weeks," a top Pentagon official told lawmakers Wednesday.

That relatively brief timeframe only speaks to how quickly extremist groups have "optimized" the Web and developed a "highly evolved" process by which to develop terrorist networks, added Garry Reid, deputy assistant secretary of Defense for Special Operations and Combating Terrorism.

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Yeah, like it is possible to talk some random stranger into a suicide mission over the net.


Mar 11 17:18

Is the New Madrid Fault Waking Up There Was A Quake There Tuesday and look at all these other ones

The US Geological Survey reports a 3.2 magnitude earthquake happened near Cairo, IL shortly before 1:40 pm Tuesday. Then a 3.7 magnitude quake rocked the area around Sikeston and New Madrid, MO around that same time.

Mar 11 17:17

Kennedy Denounces The CIA Mockingbird Media Over Illegal Wars

Lewd references to Eric Massa and 24/7 coverage of mindless bread and circuses covered by the corporate media are no mistake. By the early 1950s, the CIA owned the corporate media and used it to promulgate propaganda.

Mar 11 17:17

Cocaine users 'making global warming worse'

Cocaine users were last night accused of helping to make global warming worse.

MPs on the home affairs select committee said the drug was devastating Colombian rainforests because trees are knocked down to grow coca plants.

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The Mirror just "jumped the shark."

Mar 11 17:06

The Thin Blue Whine, Pittsburgh Edition

While walking to visit his grandma, Miles, an honor student at a the nearby CAPA high school, was swarmed and beaten by three undercover street cops with the Pittsburgh Police Department.

The assailants claimed to have seen a “heavy object” in the young man’s coat that they suspected was a weapon; it proved to be a bottle of Mountain Dew. Miles fled after the attackers demanded money and drugs; after he slipped and fell, he was beaten, kicked, and mauled so severely that he thought he was going to die.

Mar 11 17:01

The Health Care Reform Bill: Welcome To The Biggest Tax Increase In U.S. History

Will the health care reform bill that the Democrats are trying to figure out a way to ram through Congress end up being the biggest tax increase in U.S. history? Unfortunately, a close reading of the bill leads to the inescapable conclusion that it will be.

Mar 11 16:59

Bruce Ivins' attorney calls for case to be re-opened

An attorney for the alleged anthrax killer Bruce Ivins has said that he does not believe that the case against Ivins should not be closed.

"There's not one shred of evidence to show he did it," Paul F. Kemp, Ivins' attorney, told AOLNews.com.

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Mar 11 16:32

Social Security Is Going Cash Flow Negative Six Years Earlier Than Expected

The Trustees of Social Security Fund, in their annual report, have implied that the trust fund will turn cash flow negative around the year 2017. This doesn't mean they will be bankrupt and out of assets in 2017, just that they will start to pay out more in benefits than money they take in.

Well, scratch that 2017 date. The fund is now cash flow negative.

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And even worse, there is little in the Social Security Trust Fund but IOUs! Social Security is out of money, having been looted to create Clinton's budget "surplus."

The following excerpt is from the 1998 Senate Budget Committee session. Note the underlined portions.


U.S. SENATOR ERNEST F. HOLLINGS (D-SC): Well, the truth is...ah, shoot, well, we all know there's Washington's math problem. Alan Sloan in this past week's Newsweek says he spends 150%. What we've been doing, Mr. Chairman, in all reality, is taken a hundred billion out of the Social Security Trust Fund, transferring it over to the spending column, and spending it. Our friends to the left here are getting their tax cuts, we getting our spending increases, and hollering surplus, surplus, and balanced budget, and balanced budget plans when we continue to spend a hundred billion more than we take in.

That's the reality, and I think that you and I, working the same side of the street now, can have a little bit of success by bringing to everybody's attention this is all intended surplus. In other words, when we passed the Greenspan Commission Report, the Greenspan Commission Report only had Social Security in 1983 a two hundred million surplus. It's projected to have this year a 117 million surplus. I've got the schedule, I'll ask to put in the record the CBO report: 117, 126, 130, 100, going right through to 2008 over the ten year period of 186 billion surplus. That was intended; this is dramatic about all these retirees, the baby boomers. But we foresaw that baby boomer problem, we planned against that baby boomer problem. Our problem is we've been spending that particular reserve, that set-aside that you testify to that is so necessary. That's what I'm trying to get this government back to reality, if we can do that.

We owe Social Security 736 billion right this minute.


Mar 11 15:53

972 Foreclosure Filings in Hawaii in February

A real estate research firm is reporting there were 972 foreclosure filings in Hawaii in February.

Mar 11 15:52

Philly Audit Finds $3.4M In Taxes Never Deposited

Philadelphia officials have recovered more than $3 million in wage taxes that should have been deposited in the city treasury in 2005 — but never were.

Mar 11 15:52

The dark face of Jewish nationalism

Alan Sabrosky considers the characteristics that differentiate Jewish nationalism from other nationalisms, highlighting in particular its intrinsic extremism, its xenophobia, racism and militarism, its undermining of civic loyalty among its adherents in other countries and its propensity to hatred and racial exclusivity.

Mar 11 15:51

Northrop Grumman say layoffs of entire Hagerstown workforce possible

Company officials expect to complete projects with the U.S. Navy and U.S. Customs and Border Protection in mid-June, according to a company news release.

For both federal agencies, Hagerstown-area workers do maintenance and modification to P3s, which are surveillance aircrafts, Smith said.

Mar 11 15:46

"Pity the warrior that kills all his foe." ~ Seyetik and Sisko, citing a fragment of G'Trok's Fall of Kang

Mar 11 15:44

Big ax looming at the FDNY: Threat of 1,000 layoffs, closing of 62 fire companies

The department will be forced to close a staggering 62 fire companies and lay off more than 1,000 firefighters if the bad-news state budget becomes reality, Commissioner Salvatore Cassano told the City Council Wednesday.

Mar 11 15:33

Poul Thorsen's Mutating Resume

In bits and pieces, in Danish and English, from three universities in two hemispheres and the CDC in Atlanta, a picture has begun forming in the past few days that is already startling in its outline: Paul Thorsen, one of the key scientists involved in CDC-backed studies exonerating vaccines as a cause of autism, is under investigation for collecting millions of dollars in bogus “grant” money, misrepresenting himself to his employers and the world and possibly forging the documents that enabled the scam.

Mar 11 15:31

Is The U.S. Temperature Record Reliable?

Billions of dollars are being spent on "fixing" the climate issue, but how much is invested in data collected to identify the problem?

There has clearly been a warming trend over the last century, but by how many degrees? A new report published by meteorologist Anthony Watts draws into question the reliability of temperature data collected at over 1,200 sites across the country.

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If the reliability of temperature data collected at over 1,200 sites across the country is in doubt, then there "clearly" isn't anything at all, especially as we come out of the harshest winter since 1963.

Mar 11 15:26

US Government STILL pouring your tax dollars into global warming "research."

Mar 11 14:39

Two IDF soldiers charged with using 9-year-old 'human shield' in Gaza war

The Israel Defense Forces prosecution on Thursday filed an indictment against two combat soldiers suspected of inappropriate conduct during Israel's offensive in the Gaza Strip in 2008.

The soldiers, who served as staff sergeants in the Givati Brigade during Operation Cast Lead, allegedly forced a 9-year-old Palestinian boy to open a number of bags they thought might contain explosive materials. The bags turned out to be harmless.

Mar 11 14:38

Defiance of 2010 federal census

Mar 11 14:38

ABC interviews FBI 911 Whistleblower Coleen Rowley

ABC interviews FBI 911 Whistleblower Coleen Rowley

Chris Bury of ABC News interviews Coleen Rowley at the Treason in America Conference in Valley Forge, PA., 03/06/10.

Mar 11 14:35

For some, the search for what happened on 9/11 isn't over

Jesse Ventura's new book American Conspiracies questions the government's position on 9/11. He wrote about the same topic on The Huffington Post, but his article was banned. Read it here

Mar 11 14:34

Expatriate Life in Europe, neither Shaken nor Stirred.

The other day the Virginia state troopers went out and issued just under 7,000 traffic tickets because of a budget shortfall. I remember a few years ago they came up with a stupendous $2500.00 charge for driving a few miles over the speed limit. They’re pretty serious in Virginia because that’s where most of the DC lawmakers and former intelligence operatives live.

Mar 11 14:31

Cities Find New Ways To Reach Into Your Wallet

You may love your hometown, but get ready to be nickel and dimed by it. Cities all over the country, strapped for cash, are coming up with some novel ideas for raising money, bit by bit.

These range from new charges for responding to 911 calls to taxes and fees on sodas, bottled water, groceries and grocery bags. One budget officer compares the annoyance factor of these niche taxes to having to pay baggage fees and other airline charges.

"Cities and states are going mostly after these kinds of sin taxes," says Justin H. Higginbottom, an analyst with the Tax Foundation, a conservative research group in Washington. "They'll target a politically unpopular industry and go after them to raise revenue. It's much easier to do that than to raise rates on sales taxes."

Mar 11 14:29


House Speaker Gianfranco Fini on Thursday threw his weight behind an initiative launched by an Italian tech magazine to award the Internet with this year's Nobel Peace Prize.

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We seem to be the only entity actually interested in peace!

Mar 11 14:25

Climategate Stunner: NASA Heads Knew NASA Data Was Poor, Then Used Data from CRU

Email messages obtained by the Competitive Enterprise Institute via a Freedom of Information Act request reveal that the climate dataset of NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) was considered — by the top climate scientists within NASA itself — to be inferior to the data maintained by the University of East Anglia Climate Research Unit (CRU).

The NASA scientists also felt that NASA GISS data was inferior to the National Climate Data Center Global Historical Climate Network (NCDC GHCN) database.

These emails, obtained by Christopher Horner, also show that the NASA GISS dataset was not independent of CRU data.

Mar 11 14:20

PROPAGANDA ALERT - Slowly, Americans are regaining their lost wealth

Americans are recovering their shrunken wealth — gradually. Household net worth rose last quarter, mainly because the healing economy boosted stock portfolios.

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Except that most households no longer owns stocks, and the market itself has been subject to rigging. So this is a phantom increase in wealth, visible only on the pages of the cooked books.

Mar 11 14:11

Freak waves spotted from space

As part of a project called MaxWave - which was set up to test the rumours - two Esa satellites surveyed the oceans.

During a three week period they detected 10 giant waves, all of which were over 25m (81ft) high.

Mar 11 14:11

Zionism Laid Bare

In its early days, Zionism grew only because Herzl and his colleagues employed heavy lobbying in the European centers of power; Jewish dispersion across the Western world-and Jewish influence in the economies, the film industries, the media, and academia in key Western countries-are what enabled the Zionist movement to survive and thrive in the dark years of the early twentieth century; and Zionist lobbying and molding of public discourse are what has maintained Israel's favored place in the hearts and minds of Americans and the policy councils of America's politicians.

Mar 11 14:10

Exclusive: Hillary to headline AIPAC conference

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will be the keynote speaker at this month's annual meeting of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, The Cable has confirmed.

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Hillary sees that Obama is going to be a single-term President and is clearly planning to run against him in the 2012 primaries. Hence, the sucking up to Israel, no matter how many of your tax dollars and children's lives it will cost.

If the GOP really plans to run Caribou Barbie in 2012, then Hillary is a shoe-in and war on everyone Israel does not like will follow.

Mar 11 14:07

Wyoming Governor Signs Sovereignty Resolution

This week, Wyoming Governor Dave Freudenthal signed House Joint Resolution 2 (HJ0002), claiming “sovereignty on behalf of the State of Wyoming and for its citizens under the Tenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States over all powers not otherwise enumerated and granted to the federal government or reserved to the people by the Constitution of the United States.”

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That is 11 states which have passed legislation holding the Federal Government to the 10th Amendment.

Mar 11 14:04

82% of Americans: Clamp Down on Wall Street • Independent Financial Experts: Break Up Big Banks • Politicians: Keep Them Lobbying Dollars Coming!

82% of the American public wants tougher regulation of Wall Street.

Most top independent financial experts say that we need to break up the big banks and otherwise rein in the financial giants in order to save the economy.

But Summers, Geithner, Bernanke and Congress like things just the way they are

Mar 11 14:03

Hardball In New Jersey, No Balls In Virginia; Brass Balls In Las Vegas

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is doing what he was elected to do, govern. And that means playing hardball with union termites who refuse to give an inch to help the state out of budget problems primarily caused by untenable union promises, union wages, and union pensions.

When unions refused to cooperate, Christie decided to take the next logical step, to privatize jobs. Please consider New Jersey plans to privatize state jobs

Mar 11 14:02

CLIMATEGATE - Americans' Global Warming Concerns Continue to Drop

Gallup's annual update on Americans' attitudes toward the environment shows a public that over the last two years has become less worried about the threat of global warming, less convinced that its effects are already happening, and more likely to believe that scientists themselves are uncertain about its occurrence. In response to one key question, 48% of Americans now believe that the seriousness of global warming is generally exaggerated, up from 41% in 2009 and 31% in 1997, when Gallup first asked the question.

Mar 11 13:56

Homes and livelihoods gone in an instant

“We were in our home when we heard the Israeli tanks and bulldozers approaching. We ran off immediately,” says Sbaih.

She walks over felled trees, past the bulldozed cistern, and to the ruins of their home.

“It’s all destroyed. Look, our clothes are buried,” she shouts, pulling at a sweater caught beneath the concrete block pile.

Household belongings are strewn on top of and beneath the pyramid of rubble. A gas range, several cooking pots, a plastic water bottle filled with olives, another with olive oil — both from their land and their destroyed olive trees — denote where the kitchen once stood.

Mar 11 13:44

FACT CHECK: Jesse Ventura on Larry King: American Conspiracies

Since Larry King thinks this is such a fantastic conspiracy, please click on the image below the video: