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July 24, 2010

Jul 24 21:10

6.0 Quake hits Tonga

Jul 24 20:50

Keys to Dictatorship in the Soviet Regions of America

Based on historical precedent, we contend that the major keys to soviet-style dictatorship are currently in place here in America.

In order for a dictator to rule, he/she must have, at minimum, the following three geographical and political elements in place:

  • One, or more, easily-manageable geographical regions as determined by the dictator;
  • Usurpation of the existing governmental structures by soviet-style council (or committee) members who are appointed (not elected) by the dictator and who are accountable only to him/her;
  • One, or more, military units which are accountable only to the unelected council which, in turn, is accountable only to the dictator.
  • Jul 24 18:48

    Israel Hiding Behind The “Iranian Threat”

    By Steven Zhou — “The Canadian Charger“

    With the recent formation of The Emergency Committee for Israel, the neoconservative and Likudnik characters on the American right have stepped up their anti-Iranian lobbying efforts. Among other things, they have again brought up how a nuclear Iran would pose an “imminent threat” that would tear the region apart.

    This renewed exaggeration of an Iranian threat to Israel comes at a time when Israel is clearly being shown to be a strategic liability to the U.S., a fact the Israel Lobby has so far concealed with great success.

    Jul 24 18:37

    The atomic mirror house: Iran, Brazil, Turkey and other emerging powers vs. the nuclear power

    By Tomás Rosa Bueno (Campaign Against Sanctions and Military Intervention in Iran)



    Jul 24 18:09

    Another Example Of Failing U.S. Infrastructure: Iowa Dam Fails Causing 'Catastrophic' Flood

    A 300-foot-long breach in Lake Delhi Dam Saturday sent water spilling downstream and hundreds of people fleeing for safety in eastern Iowa...

    Jul 24 18:06

    Update on Laredo TX Border War: Multiple Ranches Taken over by Mexican Insurgents??

    A few conflicting reports, yet there has been no denial from the Sheriffs Dept whom would have jurisdiction in these remote areas.

    Jul 24 17:37

    Video: CNN Anchors Call For Crackdown on Bloggers...but wait ...there's more...

    Of all the occupations in the world - there is one - journalism - that one would expect to be at the vanguard in the battle to protect free speech.

    Jul 24 17:13

    The arrogance of American power

    Paul J. Balles argues that the continued presence of 1,000 American military bases outside the USA nearly two decades after the collapse of the Soviet Union is a symptom of the arrogance of power that threatens local communities and ultimately the USA itself.

    ”What is America doing in Iraq and Afghanistan? It’s called 'nation building'. What business is it of America to be building other’s nations? It's really none of their business. It's nothing more than the arrogance of power.”




    Jul 24 16:37

    OMB's Latest Projections Estimates 250K Jobs Created Each Month Through End Of 2015

    Yesterday the OMB released its Mid-Season Review of the US Budget. In keeping with the encroaching Beijingization of all data releases, the administration now sees yet another decline in the 2010 budget deficit, this time a reduction of $84 billion compared to the February forecast. According to the budget office, despite a $33 billion projected drop in revenues, outlays will see an even greater haircut courtesy of "lower unemployment and government program" spending.

    Jul 24 16:29

    Feds/BP Covering Up Lethality/Dispersal depth Of Corexit

    EPA Whistleblower Says Federal Government Covering Up Lethality Of Corexit And Lying About BP Gulf Oil Spill Water Samples To Save BP Billions
    Alexander Higgins - July 24, 2010 at 5:29 pm
    HUGH KAUFMAN: Well, not only do you have airplanes flying and dropping them on the Gulf region, like Agent Orange in Vietnam, but a large amount of it is being shot into the water column at 5,000 feet to disperse the oil as it gushers out. And so, you have spread, according to the Associated Press, over perhaps over 44,000 square miles, an oil and dispersant mix. And what’s happened is, that makes it impossible to skim the oil out of the water....

    Jul 24 16:29

    Mass Grave Discovered in Colombia

    In the small town of La Macarena, Meta, 200 kilometers south of Bogotan and one of the hottest areas of the Colombian conflict, is the largest mass grave discovered in the recent history of Latin America The number of bodies "NN " buried without identification could reach 2,000, according to various sources and the residents themselves. Since 2005, the Army has been burying hundreds of bodies with orders to bury without identification.

    Jul 24 16:25

    French President Sarkozy: Israeli Spy!!



    Jul 24 16:21

    Ex-US judge pleads guilty to child prison scam

    Former Pennsylvania judge Michael Conahan has pleaded guilty to a racketeering conspiracy charge for helping put juvenile defendants behind bars in exchange for bribes.

    He is accused along with former judge Mark Ciavarella of taking $2.8m (£1.8m) from a profit-making detention centres. Mr Ciavarella denies wrongdoing.

    Jul 24 15:43

    Cops Charge Irish Government With Treason

    When a national police association accuses its government of what amounts to treason it is time to sit up and pay attention.

    Michael O'Boyce, President of the Garda Representative Association (GRA), said at its annual conference in Limerick, at the end of April, 2010, that the Irish Government had been 'corrupted' and had been 'bought' by developers and bankers. (A garda is an Irish policeman, gardaí in the plural.)

    Mr. O'Boyce, speaking on behalf of the country's 11,000 gardaí, charged government ministers with sacrificing the country to protect 'wealthy cronies' who had bankrolled the leading government party, Fianna Fáil. Such criticism of a serving government by its police force is unprecedented in Irish history and extremely rare in any western democracy.

    Jul 24 15:11

    The Medical Evidence Pertaining to the JFK Assassination from the Doctors Who Tried to Save his Life

    The throat wound was made by the first of the two (or possibly more) bullets that struck Kennedy. It was not the fatal wound.

    The physicians who performed the autopsy did not see this wound in its original state, because it was obliterated by one of the Parkland doctors, Dr. Malcolm Perry, when he made a surgical incision over it in order to perform a tracheotomy. Therefore, only the doctors and nurses at Parkland hospital had a view of this wound in its original state.

    All of the Parkland doctors and the nurse who offered an opinion on the throat wound characterized it as an entrance wound.

    Jul 24 15:10

    JFK'S ASSASSINATION (CBS-TV COVERAGE)

    Webmaster's Commentary: 

    On the day of the assassination; Kennedy was shot in the front of the throat, Governor Connolly was hit by a separate shot.



    Jul 24 14:18

    How to create your very own terrorist state

    Tim Coles takes us through 11 steps necessary to create a “terrorist state”. Using Yemen as a case study, he argues that these steps precisely match US and British policies in Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iran as well as Yemen to grow “very poisonous seeds”, some which have ripened while others are ripening.

    Jul 24 14:16

    Life on the border — the ranchers wish for security

    Life on the border — the ranchers
    by Hugh Holub on Jul.23, 2010
    Arizona Cattle Grower’s Association
    Restore Our Border (ROB) Security Plan
    The U.S./Mexico border in southern Arizona has become a lawless region. Criminals, bandits and an international organized crime unit are operating with impunity in the region. Their trades are burglary, home invasion, drug smuggling, human smuggling, murder, extortion and kidnapping rackets. These organized crime units have been terrorizing northern Mexico for 20 years and have been terrorizing Southern Arizona for at least 10 years. These entities are extremely violent and dangerous and they have now succeeded in creating terror in Southern Arizona as they have in Northern Mexico.

    Jul 24 14:15

    This Time We Went Too Far: review of Norman Finkelstein’s book on Israel’s Gaza blitzkrieg

    Stuart Littlewood reviews Norman Finkelstein’s book, This Time We Went Too Far, which “pulls together the facts surrounding Israel's blitzkrieg on Gaza” and “plots the long lead-up and the reverberating aftermath”. Painstakingly researched and written in an easy-flowing style, it is “a valuable working document for anyone engaged in the struggle or just wishing to learn the truth”.

    Jul 24 13:37

    CLIMATEGATE - Peru declares emergency over cold weather

    The Peruvian government has declared a state of emergency in more than half the country due to cold weather.

    Most of the areas affected are in the south, where temperatures regularly drop below zero centigrade at this time of year.

    However, this time temperatures have dropped to as low as -24C.



    Jul 24 13:33

    Archbishop: Theodosios Atallah Hanna: The Israeli occupation is the result of a promise given to the Israelis by Lord Balfour and not by God.”

    Elias Harb: Nobel Laureate and Holocaust survivor Eli Wiesel has claimed in varies publications that Jews, Christians and Muslims are able to build their homes anywhere in Jerusalem and that only under Israeli sovereignty had freedom of worship for all religions been assured in the city. How do you respond to that?

    Archbishop Theodosios: The facts on the ground say exactly the opposite, more and more Muslims and Christians are having great difficulties in entering the city. We see thousands are denied the entry to their holiest sites.

    Jul 24 12:18

    New jets (F35s) look like a bad bargain (for Canadian Forces)

    The Times Colonist provided the following comparison figures:

    The CF-18s currently in use have a top speed of Mach 1.8, range of 3,700 kilometres and 138 planes are available. They cost $29 million each.

    The F35s have a lower top speed, at Mach 1.67, reduced range at 2,200 kilometres and 65 planes will -- maybe -- be available for use in six years. They will cost $139 million each.

    It appears we are paying five times as much for a machine with poorer performance and, at the same time, cutting the size of our fleet by 50 per cent.

    Jul 24 12:10

    Anger Rises Over U.S. Tax Dollars for Settlements

    Anger has arisen in Palestinian areas over reports that millions of tax-exempt dollars from the U.S. are being funneled towards Israel's illegal settlement building in the Palestinian West Bank -- in flagrant violation of international law.

    Jul 24 11:19

    Oldest Palestinian woman in detention subjected to cruel interrogation rounds

    Fathiya Suwais, 57, has been subjected to cruel interrogation rounds and severe torture at the hands of Israeli investigators in Jalama detention center ever since her incarceration five days ago, the Ahrar center for prisoners' studies and human rights reported.

    Fuad Al-Khafsh, the center's director, said in a press release on Saturday, that the Shabak investigators deprived the old woman from sleep and forced her to stand for long hours while blindfolded and handcuffed without any consideration for her age or health condition.



    Jul 24 11:07

    Israel’s Attack on Iran–A 15 Minute War To Save A Dying Theocratic Ethno-State?

    As we approach that “great day of reckoning” viz-a-viz (what appears to be) the impending and unavoidable attack on Iran by the Jewish state, it is important to keep in mind the motto of Israel’s Mossad that “By way of deception thou shalt make wars”.

    And given that indeed it is the Jewish state and her interests (and them alone) managing all aspects of the propaganda machinery for this conflict, we can be rest assured that–employing the aforementioned motto of Israel’s intelligence service–not an ounce of truth exists in any of it. From top to bottom, left to right and alpha to omega it is nothing more than a hologram and high-production hoax of sorts meant to prepare the collective mind for the before, during and after effects of what this attack is intended to produce.

    Jul 24 11:06

    Doubts surface on North Korea's role in ship sinking

    The way U.S. officials see it, there's little mystery behind the most notorious shipwreck in recent Korean history.

    Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton calls the evidence "overwhelming" that the Cheonan, a South Korean warship that sank in March, was hit by a North Korean torpedo. Vice President Joe Biden has cited the South Korean-led panel investigating the sinking as a model of transparency.

    But challenges to the official version of events are coming from an unlikely place: within South Korea.

    Jul 24 11:04

    NATO: Taliban claims to have captured 2 U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan

    Two American soldiers went missing after driving off their base in Kabul on Friday afternoon, and the Taliban later claimed to have captured them in eastern Afghanistan, NATO officials said Saturday, the same day five U.S. troops were killed in the south.

    Jul 24 10:41

    The blackest hearts: War crimes in Iraq

    As Green was executing the family, Cortez finished raping Abeer and switched positions with Barker. Green came out of the bedroom and announced to Barker and Cortez, "They're all dead. I killed them all." Cortez held Abeer down and Green raped her. Then Cortez pushed a pillow over her face, still pinning her arms with his knees. Green grabbed the AK, pointed the gun at the pillow, and fired one shot, killing Abeer.

    The men were becoming extremely frenzied and agitated now. Barker brought a kerosene lamp he had found in the kitchen and dumped the contents on Abeer. Spielman handed a lighter to either Barker or Cortez, who lit the flame. Spielman went to the bedroom and found some blankets to throw on the body to stoke the fire.



    Jul 24 10:30

    Warmington: Cops had hands 'cuffed

    As downtown Toronto witnessed burning police cars and a small group of thugs on a rampage, a police source tells me the only thing that stopped the officers from doing that was an order telling them not to. They tell me they could have rounded up all, or most of them, in no time.

    I have had several frontline police officers tell me they were told not to get involved.

    Jul 24 10:26

    Hizbullah Possible Culprit in Juarez Car Bomb

    A car bomb that exploded July 15 in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, may indicate that Mexican drug cartels are being assisted by Hizbullah terrorists. This possibility means that the U.S. may be faced with a Muslim terror threat south of its border that is not completely unlike the terror presence Israel deals with on its southern and northern borders.

    Webmaster's Commentary: 

    Car bombs are certainly not the exclusive provenance of Hezbullah: Israel has used cell phone detonated care bombs for extrajudicial assassinations.

    As reported at:

    www.seeingisbelieving.ca/cell/Israel/

    "Israel has also made use of cell phone technology in its campaign against Palestinian militants. Israel's internal security service is alleged to have assassinated Palestinian bomb-maker Yahya Ayyash, aka "The Engineer", with an exploding cell phone in 1996."

    This article offers utterly nothing which could be construed as hard evidence for such a link.

    Notice the feeble use of language throughout this piece, attempting to create linkages where none can be proven.

    One has to wonder if this article has been placed to set up an enviornment in which some kind of "false flag" attack will take place here in the US, blamed on Hezbullah, and off we go against Iran.

    Jul 24 10:18

    Israeli soldiers attack photographers covering West Bank demonstration

    Israeli soldiers attacked a group of local photojournalists in the West Bank last week as they were covering demonstrations in the area for three international news agencies, according to the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ).

    IFJ has learnt that three photographers were attacked by soldiers on Saturday as they covered a demonstration taking place in Beit Omar, near Hebron. They were Hazem Bader from French news agency Agence France-Presse (AFP), Reuters Abdul Rahim Al-Aqusini and Associated Press Abdul Hafiz Hashlamoun. One photographer said he was hit by a baton and the other lost his hearing after a stun grenade exploded near him.

    Jul 24 10:02

    Jewish settlers seize Palestinian land in W. Bank, turn it to outpost

    Extremist Jewish settlers seized a land belonging to Palestinians coming from Bethlehem and Al-Khalil (Hebron), local security sources said on Saturday.

    Three mobile homes were placed by settlers over a piece of land belonging to Palestinian citizen Abdulrahaman Sultan, in Bwaida in Al-Khalil.

    The settlers did this under the supervision of Israeli soldiers, media and public relations department in the local police said.



    Jul 24 10:02

    (Signed) To Lebanon With Love!

    Jul 24 09:47

    Containing China Is A Fool's Errand. Yet Obama's Deal with Indonesian Thugs Is Aimed at Exactly That

    Yesterday’s announcement by the Obama administration that it is resuming military ties with the mass-murdering war criminals of Indonesia’s special forces ought to give us pause. Because the new relationship with Kopassus, the Indonesian thugs, has little or nothing to do with concrete U.S. interests in Indonesia – do we have any, anyway? – and everything to do with building a Great Wall around China.

    Jul 24 09:47

    Bill Kristol’s ‘Emergency Committee?’ Give me a break

    By Stephen M. Walt – Foreign Policy

    Via Ben Smith at Politico, we learn that the usual suspects have started yet another organization whose objective is to promote a hard-right, Likudnik agenda in the Middle East. The new group apparently intends to go after anyone who thinks U.S. Middle East policy has been less than totally successful in recent years, and who is willing to think for themselves (and U.S. interests), instead of reflexively echoing the positions favored by AIPAC and other groups in the “status quo” lobby.

    Jul 24 09:45

    Wikipedia Revisionism by Israeli Pressure Groups

    CAMERA (Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America) is not in fact an organization devoted to fairness in journalism. … Its members also mounted a covert and conspiratorial attempt to edit all Wikipedia articles to slant them toward a rightwing Zionist perspective, and they were banned from Wikipedia when the plot was outed. The organization occasionally succeeds in correcting errors, but only in the same way that a fanatical Khomeinist would easily be able to find and correct errors in US journalism about the Islamic Republic of Iran. It isn´t that ideologues want fairness– they want to impose their blindered narrative on everyone else.

    Webmaster's Commentary: 

    That may explain why Wikipedia keeps deleting articles about What Really Happened and Michael Rivero



    Jul 24 09:43

    US Rejects Chinese Claims to Spratly Islands

    The United States has rejected the claims of the Chinese government to territorial control of a number of tiny islands in the South China Sea, with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton insisting the US had a strong “national interest” in ensuring the islands remain open.

    Though long of little real value, the islands are said to have a significant oil and natural gas deposit, and the claims over the territorial waters around the islands could be valuable in expanding shipping in the region.

    Webmaster's Commentary: 

    This is an issue for China, and all the countries claiming rights to these islands, to resolve among themselves.

    That can be accomplished, and doesn't need US interference for this to happen.

    Jul 24 09:37

    Senate Rejects War Bill, Puts House on the Spot

    The move will delay final approval of the bill yet again, until the House meets once again to vote on the bill. In the meantime the Pentagon is complaining that their war accounts are “drying up” as the costs of the endless war in Afghanistan continues to spiral.

    It is widely expected that the House will, in the end, approve the funds for the war, but it will likely come with another series of debates, and it is so far unclear when the House will take the issue up.

    Webmaster's Commentary: 

    One more cent on these immoral, illegal wars without end, is one cent too many.

    The only way the Vietnam war finally came to a conclusion was that Congress ultimately defunding it.

    Jul 24 09:32

    Venezuela Warns Colombia Against Inciting a Conflict

    Venezuela’s defense minister on Friday warned Colombia against provoking a conflict after President Hugo Chávez severed ties with the nation and placed his military on alert.

    Webmaster's Commentary: 

    As reported on 2 July 2010 at:

    http://www.welovecostarica.com/public/46_US_Warships_Plus_7000_US_Marines_On_Route_To_Costa_Rica.cfm

    "On the 2nd July 2010 the Costa Rica Congress authorized the entry of 46 U.S. warships capable of carrying 200 helicopters and warplanes, plus 7,000 U.S. Marines "who may circulate the country in uniform without any restrictions" , plus submarine killer ships to the Costa Rican coast for "anti-narcotics operations and humanitarian missions' between 1st July 2010 until 31st December 2010."

    Although the "good reason" for this deployment was, allegedly drug interdiction, the "real reason" may be far more ominous.

    Venezuela's Chavez has been a thorn in the side of the US government for a long time.

    Also, as reported on 13 July 2010 at:

    http://money.cnn.com/news/newsfeeds/articles/reuters/MTFH26079_2010-07-13_16-11-49_N13214586.htm

    Venezuela revels in oil reserves, challenges remain

    "Venezuela hopes to catapult past Saudi Arabia as the world leader in certified crude oil reserves when it finishes registering oil deposits in its vast Orinoco Belt this year.

    An increase of 22.5 percent in the Latin American country's reserves was behind OPEC's announcement last week that the group's proven reserves rose in 2009 to 1.06 trillion barrels."

    The massive oil wealth that was to have been the "payoff" for the American invasion and occupation of Iraq never materialized.

    Nearly nine years on, that US geopolitical "vision" of the installation of pipelines with which to control Eurasian oil, appears to be no closer to reality than it was the day before the US and NATO invaded Afghanistan.

    At this point, Venezuela oil is nationalized, a situation the US would love to see reversed.

    I have a very difficult time in believing that the timing of this July deployment of US military to Costa Rica, coupled with the escalating tensions between Columbia (the US's "good buddy" in the region) and Venezuela, can possibly be viewed as accidental.

    Jul 24 09:20

    Magazine exposes 'double life' of Vatican's gay priests

    NOT FOR the first time in recent months, an Italian media source yesterday revealed embarrassing details of a flourishing gay “scene” within the Holy See in Rome.

    Webmaster's Commentary: 

    It's enough to make the Pope choke on his choir boy!



    Jul 24 09:19

    Israel Rejects UN Plan to Probe Flotilla Raid

    Israel has rejected a decision by the United Nations Human Rights Council to investigate the Israeli raid on a Gaza aid flotilla two months ago. Commandos stormed the ships as the vessels tried to run the Israeli blockade. Nine pro-Palestinian activists were killed.

    Webmaster's Commentary: 

    "We have already investigated and concluded that those dead aid workers all committed suicide by impaling themselves on our bullets.

    37 times.

    In the back."

    Jul 24 09:07

    North Korea Vows 'Nuclear' Response To U.S. Military Exercises

    North Korea vowed Saturday to respond with "powerful nuclear deterrence" to joint U.S. and South Korean military exercises poised to begin this weekend, saying the drills amount to a provocation that would prompt "retaliatory sacred war."

    Webmaster's Commentary: 

    I have seen variations of this story floating about from several different sources, and I have one, logical question: why would North Korea do something so colossally stupid that it would virtually guarantee it would be bombed into oblivion by the US?!?

    The North Korean leadership is many things, but....suicidal?!?

    I think not.

    That being said, I have to wonder whether or not the US is being set up by its own desperate government, saddled with an unrepayable national debt, two wars (going very badly), staggering unemployment, the Gulf oil catastrophe, and totally failing foreign and domestic policies, for some kind of "false flag" operation to be blamed on the North Koreans.

    This being an election year, the Obama administration desperately needs "the mother of all distractions" to attempt to keep the American people from focusing on all that has gone so wretchedly wrong under this administration's watch.

    Jul 24 08:56

    US bank failures reach 108 for 2010

    Seven more local and regional banks have closed their doors in the United States, bringing the total number of US bank failures to 103 this year, federal bank regulators announced.

    Webmaster's Commentary: 

    Whether the headline numbers, stating 108 banks have closed, or the number of banks indicated in the body of the article, 103, have closed, to have over 100 US banks fail is a pretty ominous sign for the future of this economy.

    Jul 24 08:52

    CLIMATEGATE - What Climate Change kooks (global warming cultist) don't want you to see



    Jul 24 08:51

    Police to experiment with blinding 'Dazer Laser'?

    Perhaps "Don't Dazer Laser me, bro" doesn't quite trip off the tongue. However, police in the Northwest may soon be experimenting with the Dazer Laser, a tool which, well, shoots, blinds, and disorients.

    The Dazer Laser is a gun that emits a green light at suspects and causes them to temporarily lose their sight and wonder whether they might have been transported to an alternative galaxy.

    Webmaster's Commentary: 

    Looks like the phrase "to protect and serve" is about to take on a whole new meaning for citizens of the Pacific Northwest.

    But what is going to happen when this device is deployed, and someone winds up permanently blinded by it?!?

    Jul 24 08:48

    White House Predicts Record $1.47 Trillion Deficit

    New estimates from the White House on Friday predict the budget deficit will reach a record $1.47 trillion this year. The government is borrowing 41 cents of every dollar it spends.

    The new estimates paint a grim unemployment picture as the economy experiences a relatively jobless recovery. The unemployment rate, presently averaging 9.5 percent, would average 9 percent next year under the new estimates.

    Webmaster's Commentary: 

    I think that both these estimates, on the deficit itself, and the unemployment numbers, are have been pegged significantly lower than the real numbers on either of these issues.

    Jul 24 08:48

    JEWISH McCARTHYISM ON PARADE

    Regular readers of this Blog should have a pretty good idea of where I stand on certain issues. In case you missed my views of the organisation known as J Street, they can be read HERE.

    Today there was a piece posted at the Jerusalem Post, a piece written by zionism’s most prolific McCarthyite, denouncing McCarthyism. It’s funny to see how a twisted mind like Dershowitz’s operates. HERE you can find some of his latest McCarthyite tactics, and below is his tirade from today’s JP.

    Jul 24 08:47

    ‘DON’T TELL THE WORLD WHAT REALLY HAPPENED HERE’

    Slowly but surely, the ‘only Democracy in the Middle East’ is turning into the only fascist state in the Middle East.



    Jul 24 08:18

    US Senate deals blow to global climate talks

    WASHINGTON (AFP) – A year and a half after President Barack Obama breathed new life into global talks on a climate treaty, the United States is back in a familiar role -- the holdout.

    The Senate's decision Thursday to shelve legislation on climate change is certain to cast a long shadow over December's meeting in Cancun, Mexico that will work on a successor to the Kyoto Protocol.

    Obama's Democratic allies acknowledged they lacked votes to approve the first-ever US plan restricting carbon emissions blamed for global warming. The task is unlikely to get easier soon, with Democrats facing tight congressional elections in November.

    Jul 24 08:02

    Florida church sponsors 'International Burn A Koran Day'

    The Dove World Outreach Center, a non-denominational church in Gainesville FL, is planning to mark this year's anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks with a little bonfire of Korans, the holy book of Islam. They even have a Facebook page with a mission statement to justify their actions:

    Webmaster's Commentary: 

    "The Koran prohibits pedophilia, and we just cannot ALLOW that to go unchallenged!!!!!"

    Jul 24 08:00

    Scientists Confirm Matt Simmons Claim by discovering 2 Giant Underwater Oil Spills

    It's official -- the oil plumes USF scientists found deep underwater in the Gulf are definitely from the BP blowout. USF researchers said Friday they used chemical fingerprints to directly tie the clouds of oil to the Deepwater Horizon disaster.
    Jul 24 07:59

    Handcuffed to history in South Asia

    by Aijaz Zaka Syed

    I sometimes wonder if Shakespeare had India and Pakistan’s leaders in mind when he wrote those immortal lines in As You Like It: “All the world’s a stage and all the men and women merely players; They have their exits and their entrances; and one man in his time plays many parts.”

    No matter who is in power in Delhi or Islamabad, the script of the carefully choreographed diplomatic spectacle never seems to change. From their famous encounter at Tashkent to the tense handshakes at Simla and Agra, and from Vajpayee’s historic bus trip to Lahore to the bitterness of Kargil, the more the narrative changes, the more it remains the same.



    Jul 24 07:55

    BP tries to limit release of oil spill research

    Faced with hundreds of lawsuits and a deep need for experts, BP has been offering some Gulf Coast scientists lucrative consulting contracts that bar them from releasing their findings on the company's massive oil spill for three years.

    Some scientists say the contracts constrain academic freedom. A few signed the agreements, then changed their minds.

    Jul 24 07:55

    Scientists Confirm Underwater Plumes Are From Spill

    Florida researchers said Friday that they had for the first time conclusively linked vast plumes of microscopic oil droplets drifting in the Gulf of Mexico to the Deepwater Horizon disaster.

    The scientists, from the University of South Florida, matched samples taken from the plumes with oil from the leaking well provided by BP. The findings were the first direct confirmation that the plumes were linked to the spill, although federal scientists had said there was overwhelming circumstantial evidence tying them to BP’s well.

    Jul 24 07:53

    Healthcare Bill Will Cost Hawaii Taxpayers $204 Million,

    Jul 24 07:51

    AFTERSHOCKS CONTINUE IN MORO GULF, MINDANAO, PHILIPPINES



    Jul 24 07:50

    North Korea Warns of Nuclear Response to Naval Exercises

    North Korea said it would counter U.S. and South Korean joint naval exercises with “nuclear deterrence” after the Obama administration said the government in Pyongyang shouldn’t take any provocative steps.

    Webmaster's Commentary: 

    Folks, this has to be a really major mistranslation or an outright lie. Nobody attacks a fleet carrying out a training exercise, certainly not with such an expensive and rare item as a nuclear weapon. Why would North Korea commit an act of war when war is what thy wish to avoid? This story just does not make any sense, except as part of a drumbeat to justify restarting the Korean war.

    Jul 24 07:47

    CNN ANCHORS CALL FOR CRACKDOWN ON BLOGGERS!

    Of course these same talking heads make no mention of Joe the Plumber who reputation was smeared by professional journalists.

    Webmaster's Commentary: 

    Nor do they mention how the corporate media helped lie us all into war with Iraq. Then there were earlier embarrassments.

    # NBC Dateline defames a trucking company in a report which manufactured claims of unsafe driving. NBC had to pay a half million in damages.

    # CNN/Time - On June 7th, 1998, CNN reported that a Vietnam veteran had accused the Department of Defense of using nerve gas on it's own troops. While hardly the first time that the US has used chemicals against it's own people, this story proved to be un confirmable, and in the face of pressure from the Department of Defense, CNN retracted on July 2nd, 1998. Several reporters were fired, but CNN's Peter Arnett keeps his job by reminding everyone that he just reads what's given to him and has no way of knowing if it's true or not. At last report, Arnett, CNN and TIME have been sued for 100 million dollars for defaming the officers accused of the Sarin gas attacks.

    # Steve Brill - Long time DNC donor Steven Brill created a magazine called "Brill's Content" and then shot his own magazine down with the debut issue, which instead of criticizing media offered up a 22 page attack on Kenneth Starr which was then used by the White House to again try to impede the investigation. No sooner had the Brill article debuted than virtually everyone interviewed for the article came forward to claim they had been misquoted and in one case to deny totally the statements attributed to them. Brill's shrill insistence that his quotes were indeed accurate and checked fell apart when one of the interviewees produced a tape recording of the interview. Brill was then forced to retract and apologize.

    # Salon - An online magazine funded by Clinton donors, Salon, like Brill, was created to lend an air of credibility to some pretty silly accusations nobody else in the mainstream media would touch. Typical was the story Salon ran accusing Kenneth Starr of paying off witness David Hale. Upon examination, it turned out that Salon's sole source for the accusation was a woman who was a Clinton delegate, and had once worked for detectives trying to find dirt on Kenneth Starr. A (failed) professional psychic, she claimed she could control the rain with her mind and that it was she, not General Norman Schwartzkoppf, who had guided our troops to victory in Desert Storm. One of the reporters working for Salon is Jonathan Broder, who was fired from the Chicago Tribune for plagiarism.

    # Stephen Glass - A reporter at the New Republic, Stephen wrote several award winning articles which reinforced the liberal's preconceived notions about conservatives and the nation at large. One example involved a story of a conservative conference that degenerated into drug use and group sex. The story passed editorial review and ran without basic fact checking. The story turned out to be a fabrication, along with almost 1/3 of the total work product of Glass's career at New Republic.

    # Patricia Smith resigns her job at the Boston Globe after having to admit she fabricated characters for one of her stories. Later investigation shows that 52 of her articles for the newspaper cannot be verified as factual. Smith had been a finalist for a Pulitzer prize at the time of her disgrace.

    # Mike Barnicle refused to resign his job at the Boston Globe after having been caught plagiarizing, and was fired. It was not the first time he had been investigated for fraud in his articles. Barnicle was suspended without pay for two months, which prompted an accusation of racial bias from the NAACP due to the difference in treatment between the white Barnicle and the black Pat Smith.

    # The Weekly Standard settles a big lawsuit with Deepak Chopra.

    # Both CNN and Tom Brokaw settle out-of-court with Richard Jewell.

    # The Wall Street Journal loses a record libel suit filed by a Texas company, paying $200-million in damages.

    Jul 24 07:46

    Bankruptcy filings up 25% over last year

    The number of bankruptcy filings in Massachusetts surged by 25 percent in the first six months of the year, as many consumers struggled with job losses, changing credit card terms and foreclosures.

    Jul 24 07:44

    US-led strike kills dozens of civilians

    A US-led air strike has reputedly left dozens of civilians dead in Afghanistan, raising concerns about the growing number of civilian casualties in the country.

    The late Friday bombardment took place in the city of Sangin in southern Helmand Province. Locals told Press TV that the attack has also injured seven children in Helmand Province.

    Those injure were taken to the city's Central Hospital. Foreign forces and Afghan officials have yet to comment on the incident.

    Jul 24 07:42

    Germany Weighs Tax on the Obese

    "I think that it would be sensible if those who deliberately lead unhealthy lives would be held financially accountable for that," Wanderwitz said, according to Reuters.

    Webmaster's Commentary: 

    Remember what happened the last time Germany started obsessing about creating the perfect healthy race?

    Jul 24 07:31

    Afghan conference endorses indefinite occupation

    The international foreign ministers conference held in Kabul Tuesday formally endorsed President Hamid Karzai's proposed 2014 target for Afghan forces to assume the lead responsibility for the country's security, while acknowledging that the foreign occupation will continue indefinitely.

    Webmaster's Commentary: 

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    In Afghan fields the poppies grow.
    Between the crosses.
    Row on row.

    Jul 24 07:30

    EXPOSED! - G20 Police in Black Bloc Anarchist

    Ok here is the part of Nation's Deathbed that shows the police provocateurs. They are dressed as aggressive protesters carrying rocks. They try to start something and are spotted as police. The police provocateurs have to dive into the police line for safety. They are "arrested". Someone caught a picture of the boots and the police and "protesters" all have the same boots on. I recommend watching the whole movie.

    Jul 24 07:28

    House OK's possible Israeli raid on Iran

    Neoconservatives who were instrumental in orchestrating the Iraq War, such as Bill Kristol and Reuel Marc Gerecht, have led the stepped up calls for military action.

    Webmaster's Commentary: 

    "As long as the stupid American Goyim pay for it and use up their own kids to do it, of course!"

    Jul 24 07:23

    Betrayal of a hero: Soldier amputee loses benefits after walking 400 yards on artificial leg

    After losing a leg in Afghanistan, Private Aron Shelton was determined not to surrender to his disability.

    The brave 26-year-old learned to walk again with a prosthetic limb and, although it leaves him in great pain, can cover more than 400 yards unaided.

    His reward? He has been ordered to return the adapted Vauxhall Vectra he was given in lieu of £180 a month disability living allowance.

    Jul 24 07:22

    Another iPhone glitch: Holidaymakers hit with huge bills for surfing web abroad - even with internet switched OFF

    Owners of Apple's iPhone have been warned of a new problem that could see them unfairly charged hundreds of pounds for using them on holiday.

    People with smart phones face big bills if they connect to the internet over the mobile phone network while overseas to check and send emails or browse the web.

    Most holidaymakers turn off this function when abroad in order to avoid a nasty shock.

    But some people who turn off this function on their iPhone are still being hit with enormous bills once they get home, it has been claimed.

    Jul 24 07:20

    Finland targeted for EU/IMF austerity demands

    Last month, Finland was issued with a warning by the European Union commission over the size of its budget deficit, which is expected to rise above 4 percent of GDP this year. Finland, Cyprus and Denmark were censured for breaching the limit for budget deficits of 3 percent of GDP which the EU stability pact imposes on member states.

    Jul 24 07:19

    New York State Demands Billions From BofA and Merrill Lynch

    - New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli sued Merrill Lynch and Bank of America on Thursday, claiming that both companies knew that Merrill Lynch had tens of billions of dollars in unreported losses from the subprime mortgage meltdown. BofA shareholders, ignorant of the financial morass, authorized the $29.1 billion acquisition of Merrill Lynch, which quickly torpedoed profits, according to the federal complaints.

    "BOA shareholders were deprived of information that was material to their vote, and an overwhelming 82 percent of votes, including those based upon all of plaintiff's approximately 18 million BOA shares, were cast in favor of the merger on December 5, 2008," DiNapoli wrote in one of two complaints - one against BofA and the other against Merrill Lynch.

    Jul 24 07:18

    Paul and Kucinich say "nip it in the bud"

    Our two favorite congressional designated dissenters, Kucinich and Paul, make another attempt to slow up the foreign interventions by introducing a resolution to force a debate on the House floor next week aimed at compelling the Obama administration to pull U.S. military forces from Pakistan. Miss Hillary just came back from Pakistan pledging billions to them to keep up the 'fight' so don't look for much of a debate.

    Jul 24 07:11

    Terrorism case baffles remote Alaska town

    The plea agreements state that Rockwood, 35, had become an adherent of extremist Islam who had prepared a list of assassination targets, including U.S. service members. And, though no plot to carry out the killings was revealed, he had researched methods of execution, including guns and explosives, the agreements say.

    Jul 24 07:10

    Catholic church embarrassed by gay priests revelations

    The Catholic church, already reeling from a string of clerical sex abuse scandals, is facing new embarrassment after an Italian magazine published an investigation into what it termed the double life of gay priests in Rome.

    Webmaster's Commentary: 

    "I could just SPIT!" -- Pope Benny the Rat

    Jul 24 07:08

    Afghan bombing kills 5 U.S. service members

    U.S. troop deaths have reached their highest levels of the nine-year war. Last month a record 60 Americans were killed in Afghanistan; the most recent fatalities bring the tally for July to more than 50.

    Jul 24 07:05

    Threats of A "Preemptive War" against Venezuela: Venezuela & Colombia break Relations: Mounting Tensions on Border

    President Chavez ordered maximum alert on Venezuela’s border with Colombia after the Uribe administration made grave accusations against Venezuela claiming the Chavez government harbors terrorists and terrorist training camps

    Jul 24 06:56

    Israel Braces Itself for a UN Fact Finding Mission by Gilad Atzmon

    Israel faces another disastrous report as an 'Independent and impartial' fact-finding team appointed by the UN Human Rights Council will look into Israel's 'violations of international law' during her commando raid on the Gaza-bound Turkish ship.

    Seemingly the UN Human Rights Council wasn’t overwhelmingly impressed by Israel's own ‘truth finding’ missions. I guess that this is understandable. The Israelis should accept the UN concerns. It is very uncommon to let the murderer or the rapist investigate himself.

    Jul 24 06:55

    quakes - whole lotta shakin going on!

    Jul 24 06:41

    Hypocrisy? Gen. Petraeus slams Taliban for 'indiscriminate' civilian kills in Afghanistan

    But if one were to take a step back and think critically - what do we have to compare the actions of our chosen enemies to so we can determine what can be considered "indiscriminate?"

    Jul 24 05:09

    THE CIA: BEYOND REDEMPTION AND SHOULD BE TERMINATED

    The Central Intelligence Agency(CIA) has confirmed the worst fears of its creator President Harry Truman that it might degenerate into “an American Gestapo.” It has been just that for so long it is beyond redemption. It represents 60 years of failure and fascism utterly at odds with the spirit of a democracy and needs to be closed, permanently.

    Jul 24 03:10

    Rep. Rangel Wrangling to Reinstate Slavery in the United States

    As the two-year investigation into the alleged wrongdoings of Rep. Charles Rangel (D-NY) which I’ve already written about here and here comes to an end, the soon-to-be dis-Honorable (I hope, but I’m not holding my breath) Rangel wants young Americans to become slaves of the State. He has sponsored H.R. 5741 which proposes:

    “To require all persons in the United States between the ages of 18 and 42 to perform national service, either as a member of the uniformed services or in civilian service in furtherance of the national defense and homeland security, to authorize the induction of persons in the uniformed services during wartime to meet end-strength requirements of the uniformed services, and for other purposes.”

    Jul 24 02:56

    Shadow Banking Makes A Comeback

    Credit conditions are improving for speculators and bubblemakers, but they continue to worsen for households, consumers and small businesses. An article in the Wall Street Journal confirms that the Fed's efforts to revive the so-called shadow banking system is showing signs of progress. Financial intermediaries have been taking advantage of low rates and easy terms to fund corporate bonds, stocks and mortgage-backed securities. Thus, the reflating of high-risk financial assets has resumed, thanks to the Fed's crisis-engendering monetary policy and extraordinary rescue operations. Here's an excerpt from the Wall Street Journal:

    July 23, 2010

    Jul 23 21:06

    USDA Vilsack/Obama/DOJ shaft black farmers in lawsuit

    Vilsack Must Keep Black Farmers on their Land
    By Cynthia McKinney
    July 22, 2010
    "Unfortunately however, Secretary Vilsack has also thrown Black Farmers under the bus. To date, despite abundant headlines to the contrary, Black Farmers, including the named plaintiffs in Pigford v. Glickman (1997), Lucious Abrams and Cecil Brewington have not even had a meeting with USDA, to settle their discrimination claim. Others who did receive settlements were then harassed by the Internal Revenue Service and had their bank accounts frozen and their Social Security payments offset by any government payments, including stimulus payments.
    "Claimants got paid, but actual farmers did not.

    Jul 23 20:41

    Big bonuses at Citigroup despite huge losses

    "This morning's report begs the question: how badly does a Wall Street bank have to screw up before they don't shower themselves in billions of dollars of bonus pay?"

    Jul 23 20:37

    Oil Rig’s Siren Was Kept Silent, Technician Says

    The emergency alarm on the Deepwater Horizon was not fully activated the day the oil rig caught fire and exploded, killing 11 people and setting off the massive spill in the Gulf of Mexico, a rig worker on Friday told a government panel investigating the accident.

    The worker, Mike Williams, the rig’s chief electronics technician, said the general safety alarm was habitually set to “inhibited” to avoid waking up the crew with late-night sirens and emergency lights.

    Jul 23 20:32

    ‘Governments Are Not Going to Change This. We Have To’: Antony Loewenstein on Israel/Palestine, the Internet and more

    By Alex Kane — Desertpeace

    With “peace talks” between the Palestinian Authority and Israel seeming more and more like a dead end, many people around the world, including dissident Jewish voices, are turning to grassroots activism to pressure Israel to end the ongoing occupation of the Palestinian territories.

    Recently, Jewish Voice for Peace launched a campaign to pressure TIAA-CREF, one of the largest financial services in the U.S., to divest from companies that profit off of the Israeli occupation. Yesterday, the Olympia Food Co-Op, located in the hometown of Rachel Corrie, the American peace activist killed by an Israeli bulldozer, announced a decision to boycott Israeli goods at their two locations.

    Jul 23 20:23

    FRANKLIN LAMB: Anyone really serious about allowing Palestinians their civil rights?

    “In Palestine our home was stolen and in Lebanon I cannot own one. Worse than this, it bothers me and my family that Zionists can now sell my land in Palestine to foreigners while as a Palestinian in Lebanon I cannot buy a temporary home” — Darwish [A school teacher in South Lebanon]

    Shatila Palestinian Refugee Camp, Beirut

    “Some members of Parliament prefer that the camps explode and then they will insist that “Palestinian security problems must be resolved before Parliament can consider giving them civils rights”—meaning several more years of delay.That would be a disaster for all concerned.” — Ahmad’, Resident of Al-Buss refugee camp, Tyre, Lebanon

    Jul 23 19:55

    Veteran columnist Eric Margolis fired by Toronto Sun - his views are "displeasing to Ottawa"

    Veteran Sun op-ed columnist Eric Margolis is another casualty of Sun Media's shift to the far right, with little regard for longevity or popularity.

    "I wrote for the Sun chain for 27 years because it allowed me total freedom of expression even when the editors disagreed with my opinions - something very rare in the media," Margolis told Toronto Sun Family in an e-mail today.

    "This policy has changed. My views are displeasing to Ottawa," he says. "Accordingly, the Sun and I are parting company."

    Jul 23 19:33

    Gerald Celente: Washington Is Paid Off, Only Ron Paul Has Credibility

    Earlier today US President Barack Obama signed a bill that is the most comprehensive financial law to be enacted since the Great Depression. The law, which got final approval from the Senate last week, targets the kind of Wall Street risk-taking that helped trigger a global financial meltdown in 2007-2009. Gerald Celente says that this is only going to harm and will not do enough to change Wall Street.

    Jul 23 19:20

    SERIES OF MAJOR QUAKES HIT MORO GULF, MINDANAO, PHILIPPINES

    Jul 23 18:16

    Exclusive Intifada Interview with Archbishop Theodosios (Atallah) Hanna

    “For those who use the Bible to support Israel need to differentiate between God promise and Balfour promise, because the occupation is the result of a promise given to the Israelis by Lord Balfour and not by God.” Archbishop Theodosios

    Jul 23 18:15

    BP Hires Prison Labor to Clean Up Spill While Coastal Residents Struggle

    the first few days after BP's Deepwater Horizon wellhead exploded, spewing crude oil into the Gulf of Mexico, cleanup workers could be seen on Louisiana beaches wearing scarlet pants and white t-shirts with the words "Inmate Labor" printed in large red block letters. Coastal residents, many of whom had just seen their livelihoods disappear, expressed outrage at community meetings; why should BP be using cheap or free prison labor when so many people were desperate for work? The outfits disappeared overnight.

    Webmaster's Commentary: 

    Unflipping believable.

    Jul 23 18:11

    Some insurers stop writing new coverage for kids

    ome major health insurance companies will no longer issue certain types of policies for children, an unintended consequence of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul law, state officials said Friday.

    Florida Insurance Commissioner Kevin McCarty said several big insurers in his state will stop issuing new policies that cover children individually. Oklahoma Insurance Commissioner Kim Holland said a couple of local insurers in her state are doing likewise.

    Webmaster's Commentary: 

    One has to wonder if this is what Pelosi meant when she made the statement that Congress had to pass the health care bill in order to see what was in it!

    Jul 23 17:43

    UT researchers discover water on the moon is widespread, similar to Earth's

    Researchers at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, are once again turning what scientists thought they knew about the moon on its head.

    Last fall, researchers, including Larry Taylor, a distinguished professor in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, discovered "lunar dew" on the moon's surface -- absorbed "water" in the uppermost layers of lunar soil. This discovery of water debunked beliefs held since the return of the first Apollo rocks that the moon was bone-dry.

    Now, scientists, including Taylor and Yang Liu, research assistant professor in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, have discovered that water on the moon is more widespread -- on the outside and inside of the moon -- with some similarities to water in volcanic systems on Earth.

    Jul 23 17:42

    Sunshine helps your body fight disease

    Getting more sun may directly boost your body's ability to fight disease, according to a groundbreaking study conducted by researchers from the University of Copenhagen, Denmark, and published in the journal Nature Immunology.

    In laboratory tests, researchers found that the immune cells responsible for seeking out and destroying pathogens, known as T cells, cannot function if the body's vitamin D levels are too low.

    "We have discovered that the first stage in the activation of a T cell involves vitamin D," researcher Carsten Geisler said. "If the T cells cannot find enough vitamin D in the blood, they won't even begin to mobilize."

    Jul 23 17:38

    Florida Libertarian Accuses Scott Rasmussen of GOP Bias, Electioneering

    Much like Rocky Balboa, the famed Philly underdog, Alex Snitker keeps getting knocked to the mat, but always comes up swinging. The former U.S. Marine and Libertarian U.S. Senate candidate who crashed a media-sponsored candidate forum in Sarasota last month has now set his sights on the man who he feels has wronged him, and the voting public...

    Jul 23 17:38

    BP Fish Oil Plus

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    Jul 23 17:25

    Obama trebles drone attacks on Pak Taliban

    Missile attacks by US drones in Pakistan, targeting Pakistani Taliban militias have more than trebled under the Obama administration. A study by BBC Urdu service shows that there have been 87 drone attacks between President Obama taking charge on January 20, 2009 and end of June 2010.

    A BBC report said more than 700 people have been killed in such attacks. There were only 25 drone attacks in Pakistan’s tribal areas between January 2008 and January 2009.

    Jul 23 17:23

    North Korea warns of nuclear 'sacred war'

    Pyongyang was ready to launch a "retaliatory sacred war", the state-run Korean Central News Agency (KINA) said, quoting defence officials.

    Washington and Seoul say the war games are to deter North Korean aggression.

    ...

    "All these war manoeuvres are nothing but outright provocations aimed to stifle the Democratic People's Republic of Korea [North Korea] by force of arms," KCNA reported the powerful National Defence Commission as saying.

    "The army and people of the DPRK will start a retaliatory sacred war of their own style based on nuclear deterrent any time necessary in order to counter the US imperialists and the South Korean puppet forces deliberately pushing the situation to the brink of a war."

    Jul 23 16:33

    Hasbarapocalypse — Leaked Frank Luntz Memo: Israeli Public Diplomacy in US on Flotilla Failed Dismally

    Frank Luntz
    He warns of a dangerous slide in the public opinion of the only country considered pro-Israeli, the U.S. Israel misses simple opportunities to change world public opinion, he writes, and the consequences are significant.

    Jul 23 16:15

    Parishes try to stop Coast Guard from moving protections

    Parishes try to stop Coast Guard from moving protections
    Friday, July 23, 2010 10:40 AM CDT
    SLIDELL (AP) — Simmering distrust on the oil-coated Louisiana coast boiled over Thursday as local officials in coastal parishes mounted an effort to stop the Coast Guard from moving protective boom and other oil spill response equipment out of the way of Tropical Storm Bonnie.
    "Nungesser said the parishes feared that if the boom was removed it would not be sent back."
    "‘‘The Coast Guard has not stood up and made BP do anything unless we rant and rave,’’ said Nungesser, a frequent critic of the response to the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico."
    "Nungesser called the boom movement ‘‘a failed attempt by the Coast Guard to help BP smuggle assets out of here unnoticed.”"

    Jul 23 15:46

    Doubts surface on North Korea's role in ship sinking

    Armed with dossiers of their own scientific studies and bolstered by conspiracy theories, critics dispute the findings announced May 20 by South Korean President Lee Myung-bak, which pointed a finger at Pyongyang.

    They also question why Lee made the announcement nearly two months after the ship's sinking, on the very day campaigning opened for fiercely contested local elections. Many accuse the conservative leader of using the deaths of 46 sailors to stir up anti-communist sentiment and sway the vote.

    Jul 23 15:45

    ROBBING YOU BLIND ALIVE AND DEAD

    ROBBING YOU BLIND ALIVE AND DEAD
    By Jon Christian Ryter
    July 7, 2010
    That is the fear of the 57% of the people who refuse to sign donor cards. Just because a doctor says you're clinically dead does not mean you're clinically dead. The AMA criteria for determining when death occurs said Dunlap was dead. At that point, the hospital can legally extract body parts from the organ donor. Zach Dunlap and others like them who are viewed as brain dead when they merely suffered a trauma which made it appear they were brain dead, would die when their organs were harvested. Had the organ-harvest team cracked Zach Dunlap open and began removing his organs, they would have killed a living person who died feeling the pain of being butchered like livestock.

    Jul 23 14:57

    The Hariri Assassination - Israel's Fingerprints Surface

    Israel’s agents and operatives in Lebanon and its infiltration of a telecom network have been exposed. At the very least, the STL must recognize that evidence of alleged Hezbollah involvement in Hariri’s death (a group that historically enjoyed good ties with the late premier) is wholly tainted and likely doctored.

    The arrest of Qazzi and al-Raba’a in the breakup of Israeli spy rings should prompt the STL to shift its focus to the only regional player that has benefited from Hariri’s murder; one that will continue to do so if and when their designs to implicate Hezbollah are realized.

    It is time to look at Tel Aviv.

    Jul 23 14:57

    Lockerbie: Megrahi Was Framed – John Pilger

    No one in authority has had the guts to state the truth about the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 above the Scottish village of Lockerbie on 21 December 1988 in which 270 people were killed. The governments in England and Scotland in effect blackmailed Megrahi into dropping his appeal as a condition of his immediate release. Of course there were oil and arms deals under way with Libya; but had Megrahi proceeded with his appeal, some 600 pages of new and deliberately suppressed evidence would have set the seal on his innocence and given us more than a glimpse of how and why he was stitched up for the benefit of “strategic interests.”

    Jul 23 14:23

    Israel’s friends at Westminster legislate to protect vilest criminals

    Stuart Littlewood views the UK Conservative-led coalition government’s decision to make it harder to prosecute Israeli war criminals under universal jurisdiction.

    Jul 23 14:22

    Netanyahu: I deceived US to destroy Oslo accords - video and transcript

    Jonathan Cook considers the significance of a video that has surfaced showing Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu boasting about his ability to manipulate the United States and his success in destroying the Oslo accords with the Palestinians.

    Jul 23 14:19

    Myth-debunking Snopes obscures Israel's role in 9/11

    Instead of attempting to debunk the well-documented claims that at least some Israelis were forewarned about the 9/11 attacks, Snopes peremptorily dismisses them, claiming they scarcely merit the dignity of a rebuttal. Yet, Haaretz reported that two employees of Odigo, the Israeli-owned instant messaging service, received messages two hours before the Twin Towers attack on September 11 predicting the attack would happen. Asked whether Israeli agents had advanced knowledge of the 9/11 attacks, Fox News reporter Carl Cameron quoted U.S. investigators who concluded, "How could they not have known?" And then there were those "dancing Israelis" who later claimed on an Israeli talk show that their "purpose was to document the event."

    Jul 23 13:31

    Pastor gets 6 years for molesting 4 girls

    An Anaheim pastor was sentenced to six years in state prison Thursday for molesting four girls in his congregation, prosecutors said.

    Jul 23 12:53

    BP accused of trying to silence science on spill

    The head of the American Association of Professors accused BP Friday of trying to buy the silence of scientists and academics to protect itself after the Gulf oil spill, in a BBC interview.

    "This is really one huge corporation trying to buy faculty silence in a comprehensive way," said Cary Nelson.

    Webmaster's Commentary: 

    "Hey, if Al Gore can get away with it..."

    Jul 23 12:13

    Jews must breed with Jews only to keep the chosen race pure or face prison

    Webmaster's Commentary: 

    "Not that we are being racist or anything tacky like that. Because we aren't. And you're a filthy anti-Semite if you say we are!"

    Jul 23 12:11

    The Real U.S. Government

    The Washington Post's Dana Priest demonstrates once again why she's easily one of the best investigative journalists in the nation -- if not the best -- with the publication of Part I of her series, co-written with William Arkin, detailing the sprawling, unaccountable, inexorably growing secret U.S. Government: what the article calls "Top Secret America." To the extent the series receives much substantive attention (and I doubt it will), the focus will likely be on the bureaucratic problems it documents: the massive redundancies, overlap, waste, and inefficiencies which plague this "hidden world, growing beyond control" -- as though everything would better if Top Secret America just functioned a bit more effectively.

    Jul 23 11:55

    Joe Sestak Would Die for Israel

    Joe Sestak Would Die for Israel
    July 20, 2010
    "It turns out that Sestak is a J-Street guy and that he has some strong Jewish support as the Exponent article linked to above makes clear.
    So, in this critical Senate race, we have the Republican who talks like William Kristol on one side, and on the other, we have a guy who says he would die for Israel. This is called freedom of choice."
    "3. Did I mention that Sestak is an obvious war monger against Iran? How about that he has been to Israel 8 times and that he is “a staunch supporter of Israel”? Just wanted to let you know."

    Jul 23 11:35

    On the Coming Fall of the American Empire

    By Daniel McCarthy
    07/23/2010

    To understand the course the Founders intended the republic to follow, one must look to the Constitution, certainly -- but not just to the Constitution. There are, Fein argues, four "Charter Documents" that encapsulate our political tradition. The first two are obvious: the Declaration of Independence announced Americans' right to self-government, and the Constitution established the rule of law within a federal framework. But to discover the Founders' wisdom in foreign policy, one must look to two other Charter Documents: George Washington's Farewell Address and the speech before Congress that Secretary of State John Quincy Adams delivered on July 4, 1821.

    Jul 23 11:26

    CNN Correspondent Ben Wedeman next target of Israel's media goons

    Jul 23 11:22

    THE INVISIBLE HOLOCAUST

    Dead children. Thousands of dead children. Tens of thousands of dead children, Hundreds of thousands of dead children. Mountains of dead children. Vast pestiferous slagheaps of dead children. This is what the world’s greatest democracy created, deliberately, coldly, as a matter of carefully considered national policy.

    Jul 23 11:21

    Stop Calling Them Heroes

    Consider a strange aspect of our wars since October 2001: they have yet to establish a bona fide American hero, a national household name. Two were actually "nominated" early by the Bush administration — Jessica Lynch, a 19-year-old private and clerk captured by the Iraqis in the early days of the American invasion and later "rescued" by Army Rangers and Navy Seals, and Pat Tillman, the former NFL safety who volunteered for service in the Army Rangers eight months after 9/11 and died under "enemy" gunfire in Afghanistan.

    Jul 23 11:20

    Israel refuses to stop using internationally banned phosphorus bombs

    The Israeli government has refused to provide the United Nations assurance to discontinue its illegal usage of internationally banned white phosphorus bombs, which it used heavily in its latest war on the Gaza Strip, causing hundreds of Palestinian deaths, in addition to serious environmental damage.

    Jul 23 11:19

    Two dead and four children injured in Israeli nail bomb attack in Beit Hanoun, Gaza

    She is now in a semi-critical condition in hospital, suffering extensive blood loss and very low haemoglobin. She was hit by shrapnel and 'flechettes’ from a nail bomb that landed 100m away, causing internal bleeding to the chest, severe head trauma and nails embedded in her body. Shells containing flechettes are illegal under international law if fired into densely populated civilian areas and SamahEid El-Massry is one of four children injured in the attack yesterday, July 21st.

    Jul 23 11:17

    North Battleford declares storm emergency

    A local state of emergency was declared in North Battleford, Sask., on Thursday after an intense hailstorm, which led to flooding in some parts of the city.

    "Flooding has been reported in numerous homes east of the downtown," city officials said Thursday in news release. "Various streets and intersections throughout the city are also experiencing flooding."

    Jul 23 11:14

    India unveils prototype for $35 touch-screen computer

    The Indian government has unveiled the prototype of an iPad-like touch-screen laptop, with a price tag of $35 (£23), which it hopes to roll out next year.

    Aimed at students, the tablet supports web browsing, video conferencing and word processing, say developers.

    Human Resource Development Minister Kapil Sibal said a manufacturer was being sought for the gadget, which was developed by India's top IT colleges.

    Jul 23 11:11

    Stalin's Jews

    We mustn't forget that some of greatest murderers of modern times were Jewish

    Even if we deny it, we cannot escape the Jewishness of "our hangmen," who served the Red Terror with loyalty and dedication from its establishment. After all, others will always remind us of their origin.

    Webmaster's Commentary: 

    "If we want to remain alive, we will have to kill and kill and kill. All day, every day. If we don't kill we will cease to exist." -Israeli Prof. Arnon Sofer of Haifa University, Jerusalem Post

    “The Americans will learn what it is to live with terrorists after the planes hit the twins in September… The Arabs are so stupid. They don’t even imagine that we are using them.” -- Jewish Israeli professor – Arnon Sofer - made this quote to the Jerusalem Post

    Netanyahu told the New York Times on 9-11 (when early estimates were about 10,000 dead) that the terror attacks were "very good" for U.S.-Israeli relations.

    "We are benefiting from one thing, and that is the attack on the Twin Towers and Pentagon, and the American struggle in Iraq."- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at Bar-Ilan University, April 2008

    Jul 23 10:53

    BP digitally alters press photo, confesses it's a fake

    Amateurish use of Photoshop causes yet another BP embarrassment

    by Wilson Rothman

    MSNBC

    It's been a long season of embarrassment for BP, but leaking oil isn't what the blogosphere is ripping the company for today. A site called Americablog spotted a press photo of BP's Houston command center, ostensibly taken on July 16. The image had quite visibly been Photoshopped — badly — to include more on-screen camera action.

    Once word got out — the story was picked up by the Washington Post, where it was then spotted by the tech blog Gizmodo and others — BP 'fessed up. A spokesman admitted that the image was altered, said that a photographer had inserted shots where the TV screens were blank, and provided the original image.

    Jul 23 10:00

    2011: The Year Of The Tax Increase

    Unless the U.S. Congress acts, there is going to be a massive wave of tax increases in 2011. In fact, some are already calling 2011 the year of the tax increase. A whole host of tax cuts that Congress established between 2001 and 2003 are set to expire in January unless Congress chooses to renew them. But with Democrats firmly in control of both houses that appears to be extremely unlikely. These tax increases are going to affect every single American (at least those who actually pay taxes). But this will be just the first wave of tax increases. Another huge slate of tax increases passed in the health care reform law is scheduled to go into effect by 2019. So Americans that are already infuriated by our tax system are only going to become more frustrated in the years ahead.

    Jul 23 09:52

    Arkansas truth

    At a certain time, while Bill Clinton was Governor of Arkansas, drugs began to be smuggled into western Arkansas, the most remote part of the State. This smuggling was done by plane. Planes are rather difficult to conceal, so all the State Troopers were well aware of what was going on. Nevertheless, no attempt was made to stop the smuggling. Some years later, it was finally ascertained that the man who was in charge of this drug smuggling was a Mr Dan Lasater. And who was Mr Lasater? Mr Lasater was Mr Clinton’s business partner in Little Rock. He later made himself famous when he said before a Congressional Committee, “What is wrong with bringing in drugs if you don’t charge for them?” Yet Clinton did not come in for any criticism for this matter. He was not even mentioned.

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    See MENA is no myth!

    "If the people were to ever find out what we have done, we would be chased down the streets and lynched."-- George Bush, cited in the June, 1992 Sarah McClendon Newsletter

    Jul 23 09:50

    Airport Peepshow

    What you are about to read is true…

    The names have been changed to be more appropriate...

    This is a tale about an individual’s struggle against the fear-mongering forces of the collectivist state.

    It is a short tale, but it carries a message that will resonate with millions.

    Jul 23 09:40

    WHO'S RESPONSIBLE FOR THE NATIONAL DEBT?

    The Federal Reserve Act (Otherwise known as the currency act) was voted into law December 23, 1913. The people who voted in that law are all dead.

    No taxpayer alive today had anything to say about repaying any money the government borrowed to keep it's promises. We did not have any choice in the matter. We did not choose to accept this obligation. It has been forced on us. It was manufactured for us by a government that spends the peoples' money not on the people,. but on wars of conquest, gifts to Israel, and endless bailouts for Wall Street and European bank ers.

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    Jul 23 09:38

    The US Government is Dying

    The US Government is dying. Its ultimate fate was sealed the moment the Federal Reserve Fiat money system was put into place. Like a recreational drug user enjoying that first chemical rush, those who created the federal Reserve luxuriated in the seemingly endless flow of money pouring forth from the Federal Reserve, money used to prolong and consolidate power, money spent without worry in the full knowledge that it was going to be someone else's problem to pay it all back.

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    Jul 23 09:36

    Democrats pull plug on climate bill

    Senate Democrats pulled the plug on climate legislation Thursday, pushing the issue off into an uncertain future ahead of midterm elections where President Barack Obama’s party is girding for a drubbing.

    Jul 23 09:29

    The United States Is In Deep Doodoo!

    The following article was first written in 1998. I am relinking it here not so much as to say "I told you so", but to point out that the long term economic future of the United States was obvious, or should have been obvious, to the people who are awarded lofty degrees and paid huge salaries to comprehend such things. Instead, the economists persisted in explaining away the visible signs of gathering troubles and earned their salaries by justifying why the policies that robbed the poor to give to the rich should continue unabated.

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    Jul 23 09:28

    US jobless claims, housing data point to worsening economy

    Reports issued Thursday on initial claims for unemployment benefits and sales of previously owned homes confirm that the US economy is slowing dramatically.

    The Labor Department reported that initial jobless claims for the week ended July 17 rose by 37,000 to 464,000. The number was far higher than the consensus forecast of economists. It underscored the bleak prospects for any significant reduction in the unemployment rate, now officially at 9.5 percent.

    Jul 23 09:28

    the Fed is Killing It

    Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke testified today that the outlook for the economy is "unusually uncertain".

    That's not surprising.

    Nothing has changed since I made the following points last December.

    Jul 23 09:27

    Latest documents advocating the ban of depleted uranium

    According to the UK Uranium Weapons Network, now submitting its evidence to the Iraq War Inquiry, “The UK Uranium Weapons Network (UWN) announced today that it has submitted its report on British military use of depleted uranium (DU) ammunition in the 2003 Iraq War to the Chilcot Inquiry.

    At least two Iraqi cities are known to be suffering from public health crises. Fallujah has seen a 15 fold increase in serious birth defects, whilst Basra has experienced a rise in cancers since DU was used in urban combat. The World Health Organisation is currently investigating the causes of the Fallujah birth defects and ICBUW is still waiting for confirmation from the US that depleted uranium was used there.

    Jul 23 09:26

    Rand Paul and Israel

    "Israel and the United States have a special relationship," Rand's position paper begins. "With our shared history and common values, the American and Israeli people have formed a bond that unites us across the many thousands of miles between our countries and calls us to work together towards peace and prosperity for our countries."

    Rand goes on to support free trade with Israel, call for divestment from Iran, and "strongly object to the arrogant approach of (the) Obama administration" toward the peace process. "Only Israel can decide what is in her security interest, not America and certainly not the United Nations," he asserts.

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    WRH creed

    America needs leaders who will put America first, second, and third.

    No government can serve two masters, and a government that serves Israel cannot serve the American people. A friend to Israel is no friend of America, especially after the attack on American aid workers in international waters!

    Memorize this list of Israel's whores in the US Government and vote them out of office before it is your children being murdered by Israel! There is no more important issue this election!

    America needs leaders who will put America first, second, and third.

    Jul 23 09:11

    We Are Not Special, and There Is No Happy Ending: The Blood-Drenched Darkness of American Exceptionalism

    When we believe that America and Americans are unique and uniquely good in all of history, we will also believe that there is no problem we cannot overcome. Our political leaders tell us this fable time and again; many Americans are eager to believe it, in the manner of a damaged child who appeals to mysterious powers to vanquish the dangers lurking in the shadows of his room. We witness this mechanism in connection with a wide range of problems, even when those problems reach the catastrophic level.

    Jul 23 09:10

    Jew puts Holocaust on trial

    I was born a Jew. An Ashkenazi Jew, a Khazar. I had, as a child, very elderly relatives with numbers tattooed on their upper arms. A dozen of them. So I have EVERY RIGHT to ask questions and of course I was certain that I would confirm everything I had been taught in my very American schooling. I was wrong. I confirmed NOTHING and found a wealth of evidence that discredits the mainstream perspective so much so that it appears that at this point a Holocaust as it's described historically just NEVER happened.

    Jul 23 09:08

    The Cost of Israel to US Taxpayers

    Recently Americans have begun to read and hear that “Israel receives $3 billion in annual U.S. foreign aid.” That's true. But it's still a lie. The problem is that in fiscal 1997 alone, Israel received from a variety of other U.S. federal budgets at least $525.8 million above and beyond its $3 billion from the foreign aid budget, and yet another $2 billion in federal loan guarantees. So the complete total of U.S. grants and loan guarantees to Israel for fiscal 1997 was $5,525,800,000.

    Jul 23 09:07

    Technician: Deepwater Horizon Warning System Disabled

    KENNER, LA. -- Long before an eruption of gas turned the Deepwater Horizon oil rig into a fireball, an alarm system designed to alert the crew and prevent combustible gases from reaching potential sources of ignition had been deliberately disabled, the former chief electronics technician on the rig testified Friday.

    Jul 23 09:07

    China: The US Is "Insolvent and Faces Bankruptcy"

    The common thought amongst even reasonably educated and economically literate Americans is that China is 'stuck with US Treasuries' and has no choice, so it must perform within the status quo and do as the US wishes, or face a ruinous decline in their reserve holdings of US Treasuries.

    ...

    I think China is already diversifying their reserve portfolio, and more stealthily and effectively than one would imagine.

    Jul 23 09:06

    Iraqi city has higher cancer rates than Hiroshima

    A report has been published indicating cancers and other diseases in the Iraqi city of Fallujah are significantly higher than those of the survivors of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki atomic bombs of 1945.

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    The radioactive isotopes from a nuclear weapon have fairly short half lives, measured on scales of thousands of days for the longest-lived isotopes. In contrast, depleted uranium has a half life of four and a half billion years. Iraq will never be rid of this poison.

    Jul 23 08:57

    Censored Gulf news: People bleeding internally, millions poisoned says 'EPA whistleblower'

    "...we have dolphins that are hemorrhaging. People who work near it are hemorrhaging internally. And that’s what dispersants are supposed to do... Congressman Markey and Nadler, as well as Senator Mikulski, have been heroes... Mark Kaufman, EPA whistleblower, Democracy Now!

    Jul 23 08:56

    Payment row as ethanol damages car engines

    The problems hit many ethanol car owners in the spring. Although car manufacturers have deferred responsibility to fuel companies to foot the bill for the repairs, they in turn have refused, saying the problems are not their responsibility.

    In the spring, an increasing number of ethanol cars were taken to garages with driving and starting problems. The problems appeared to be high sulphate concentrations in the ethanol clogging the fuel injector to the engine.

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    Well, I hate to say I told you so ... no, wait, actually, I rather like it. But I did point out that this whole ethanol concept was a feel-good soundbite promoted by the Global Warming Cult which had not been thought all the way through to see if it would really work or not.

    Given that farmlands are not an infinite resource, the mandated diversion of farms from food crops to ethanol production triggered a food shortage and rising food prices, exacerbated when the long-neglected flood control on the Mississippi river failed repeatedly, deluging midwestern farmlands in toxic flood waters.

    The so-called carbon neutrality of ethanol is a myth, once the carbon footprint of the processing and the energy creation needed for the processing are added in. In fact atmospheric carbon would have been more effectively reduced keeping those plants alive (and bearing more food crops along the way).

    Because ethanol contains far less energy than gasoline, users had to buy and burn more of it to accomplish the same amount of work, driving costs higher.

    Finally, as this article underscores, engines are not designed to run on ethanol, and as Germany discovered, the fuel system components are being destroyed by the ethanol molecules they were not designed to deal with.

    Jul 23 08:45

    Yes, Conspiracy Theorists, Mumbai 26/11 Was A False Flag Attack Led By US Spy David Headley

    The Mumbai 26/11 Attacks were directed by Pakistan. David Headley planned the Mumbai Terror Attacks for more than two years. Headley worked with agents of Pakistan’s, secret service, the ISI. Headley also joined the ISI sponsored terror group Laskar-e-Taibai , (L-e-T). Headley’s "cover" was an "immigration service business" in Chicago, owned by co-conspirator Tahawwura Hussain Rana. This business provided the means to forge travel documents and smuggle other terrorists from country to country. Headley frequently traveled to Mumbai to plan the attacks by paramilitary murderers. He scouted the targets and was in Karachi during the attack. But David Headley also had been an agent for the Drug Enforcement Agency.

    Jul 23 08:45

    Methane Release From the Gulf Oil Spill: What Does It Mean? How Bad Could It Get?

    However, rumors being spread widely around the Web claiming that the methane could bring on a doomsday catastrophe are not credible.

    So the bottom line is that the methane gushing out from the broken oil equipment is adding to the worldwide methane output, but constitutes less than one-half of one percent ... which would normally be considered a statistical rounding error.

    Jul 23 08:36

    Pentagon workers tied to child porn

    Federal investigators have identified several dozen Pentagon officials and contractors with high-level security clearances who allegedly purchased and downloaded child pornography, including an undisclosed number who used their government computers to obtain the illegal material, according to investigative reports.

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    SEC, then MMS, now the Pentagon; the entire Federal Government are a bunch of sick perverts equal to the clergy!

    Jul 23 08:35

    Newspaper Chain’s New Business Plan: Copyright Suits

    Steve Gibson has a plan to save the media world’s financial crisis — and it’s not the iPad.

    Borrowing a page from patent trolls, the CEO of fledgling Las Vegas-based Righthaven has begun buying out the copyrights to newspaper content for the sole purpose of suing blogs and websites that re-post those articles without permission. And he says he’s making money.

    (Note: If you do not advertise on your site and it is not a pay-site, then the copyrights fall under FAIR USE unless the copyright holder specifically limits that the information cannot be retransmitted/reprinted without the copyright holder's permission.)

    Jul 23 08:33

    Websites biggest terror threat, says watchdog

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    Moi?!? :)

    Jul 23 08:33

    Aid ships from Lebanon won't reach Gaza - Israel

    Israel warned the United Nations on Thursday that two ships preparing to sail from Lebanon to the Gaza Strip to bring aid to the blockaded territory would not be allowed to reach their destination.

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    So much for Israel's claim they would ease the blockade.

    Jul 23 08:31

    UK government acts to prevent arrest of Pope

    The UK government is said to have set in motion a law change that will prevent the Pope from being arrested when he visits the country in September.

    Officials in Whitehall – the UK government’s administrative offices – are said to be worried over plans by the atheist authors Richard Dawkins and Christopher Hitchens to have Pope Benedict arrested for crimes against humanity, because of his alleged cover-up of priestly assaults on children.

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