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July 12, 2009

Jul 12 09:24

Computers in U.S. Linked to Cyber Attack

The countries include South Korea, the United States, Japan and Guatemala, Chung Chin-sup, a member of the parliamentary intelligence committee, told reporters.

But the spy agency cautioned it was too early to conclude that North Korea was responsible as the investigations were still under way, according to Park Young-sun, another member of the intelligence committee.

Jul 12 09:21

VIVA PALESTINA UPDATE FOR SUNDAY, JULY 12th

The 100 Viva Palestina humanitarian volunteers have decided to stay the night in their buses at the Mubarak Peace Bridge over the Suez Canal despite pressure from the Egyptian security officials to return to Cairo.

Jul 12 09:20

AFGHANISTAN ~~ DOUBLE STANDARDS

FLASHBACK….. Remember 1979? Remember the invasion of Afghanistan by the Soviet Union? Remember the outcry and crocodile tears in support of the people of that country?

FLASHBACK #2….. Remember 2001? Remember the invasion of Afghanistan by the United States? Where was the outcry and crocodile tears in support of that nation then?

There weren’t any…. because the crimes committed by US troops were hidden….. covered up…… LIED ABOUT!

Jul 12 09:19

SUNDAY’S TOON ~~ MOTHER PALESTINE WANTS HER CHILDREN FREED



Jul 12 09:16

California IOUs to be shunned by big banks after today

Bank of America and other big institutions plan to enforce a cutoff, making it harder to cash vouchers. To protect IOU holders from third-party speculators, the SEC defines the vouchers as securities.

Jul 12 09:09

NSA Security running amok to plug leaks about 9/11

Jul 12 09:07

Hawaii: Gov. Linda Lingle gives medical marijuana patients zero respect with veto of study bill

In a move that could hinder the development of Hawaii's medical marijuana program for another year, Gov. Linda Lingle has imprudently vetoed SB 1058. This exploratory legislation sought to establish a task force to examine crucial issues surrounding Hawaii's medical marijuana law; however, Gov. Lingle has for the second year in a row snubbed patients by vetoing this legislation after it passed both chambers of the state legislature by overwhelming margins.

Jul 12 09:04

Watching Whales Watching Us

The two strandings in September 2002, however, did have something intriguing in common. It was noted by the Canary Islands rescuers that naval vessels were carrying out exercises that day not far offshore, a situation that had accompanied four other mass whale strandings on Canary Islands beaches since 1985. And while no such military exercises were being conducted off the beaches of Isla San José, the vessel that the scientists radioed turned out to be a research ship dragging an array of powerful underwater air guns that were repeatedly set off the previous morning in the course of seismic tests of the region’s ocean floor.



Jul 12 09:02

As the Hollywood machine abandons L.A., its supporting workers struggle

Small, blue-collar businesses that sustain California's entertainment industry -- prop houses, studio equipment shops -- fight for business as film production migrates to incentive-rich states.

Jul 12 09:00

In Wake of Turmoil In China, Minorities Face Painful Options

The bloody riots on Sunday show just how deep the mistrust between Han Chinese and other ethnic groups runs, and how quickly a seemingly minor disagreement can escalate. The violence began with a false Internet rumor about the rape of two Han women by Uighur workers. That led to a fight in a toy factory in the southern Chinese city of Shaoguan that left two Uighurs dead.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So, who benefits when a fake internet rumor kicks up massive riots?

Jul 12 08:45

Panic level on the rise among the global warming cult.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This report resorts to "authoritarianism" to try to force people to accept the dogma. Their entire argument rests on the fact that they have enough money to hire more experts to say the Earth is getting warmer than you have senses to see for yourself that it is not.

See The Global Warming Scam

See The Great Global Warming Swindle

Meanwhile, read the comments. Many of those people are really clued in.

Jul 12 08:43

Rabbi Eliyahu on a Woman's Place

According to the story on the Israeli news Web site Ynet:

During a Torah lesson delivered Monday, the prominent national religious leader spoke at length about the importance of observing chastity codes. He advised soldiers to cover their ears during military ceremonies that include women singing. “It’s better to go to jail than to obey the commander and hear a woman sing or play,” he stated.

Eliyahu stressed that listening to a woman deliver a speech, if she did so while using hand gestures, was also forbidden: “It’s very serious. One should watch out for these things.”



Jul 12 08:40

Inspectors General Confirm Bush Admin Carried Out Massive Illegal Surveillance, More Than Previously Known

According to a senior government official… ”There exists a database of Americans, who, often for the slightest and most trivial reason, are considered unfriendly, and who, in a time of panic, might be incarcerated. The database can identify and locate perceived ‘enemies of the state’ almost instantaneously.” … One knowledgeable source claims that 8 million Americans are now listed in Main Core as potentially suspect. In the event of a national emergency, these people could be subject to everything from heightened surveillance and tracking to direct questioning and possibly even detention.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Remember Nixon's "Enemies" list?

Jul 12 08:38

A secret shame: Inside the latest scandal to rock the Catholic church

When Todd Carpunky was 16, he joined the Legion of Christ. I his six years with the Catholic order, he bore witness to a culture of sexual abuse that rocked the Church. Here, he talks candidly to Peter Stanford about the secretive world created by the order's founder while the papal authorities looked the other way

Jul 12 08:36

13 doctors demand inquest into Dr David Kelly's death

The death of Government scientist David Kelly returned to haunt Labour today as a group of doctors announced that they were mounting a legal challenge to overturn the finding of suicide.

Dr Kelly's body was found six years ago this week in woods close to his Oxfordshire home, shortly after he was exposed as the source of a BBC news report questioning the grounds for war in Iraq.

Unusually, no coroner's inquest was held into his death.

Jul 12 08:33

Swine flu vaccine to be given to entire population

The NHS is preparing to vaccinate the entire population against swine flu.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

During the 1976 Swine Flu pandemic the mandated vaccination program had to be canceled part way through when it was discovered that the vaccine was killing fifty times as many people as the flu itself, and leaving many more with permanent neurological symptoms.

And the current vaccine is being prepared by a company already under investigation for "accidentally" releasing a test vaccine last year laced with live Bird Flu virus!

And given Obama'
s Science Czar's comments regarding forced population reductions
the dire warnings of draconian punishments for refusing the "vaccine" are only making people more concerned as to just what is in that needle!



Jul 12 08:26

Guess who's building nuclear power plants

Webmaster's Commentary: 

When it was America's puppet ruler in charge, Iran's nuclear power plants were a GOOD thing!!!

Jul 12 07:55

The chills of Global Cooling

As cap-and-trade advocates tie their knickers in knots over so-called "global warming," Mother Nature refuses to cooperate. Earth's temperatures continue a chill that began 11 years ago. As global cooling accelerates, global-warmists kick, scream, and push their pet theory -- just like little kids who cover their ears and stomp their feet when older children tell them not to bother waiting up for Santa Claus on Christmas Eve.

Consider how the globe cooled last month:

-- June in Manhattan averaged 67.5 degrees Fahrenheit, 3.7 degrees below normal -- the coldest average since 1958. The National Weather Service stated July 1: "The last time that Central Park hit 85 in May...but not in June was back in 1903."

Jul 12 07:42

Switch away from dollar could bankrupt US economy - Celente video

Most international trade is done in dollars, but if it is abandoned for another currency, China and other suppliers may no longer want to buy worthless U.S. debt, argues Trend Research Institute founder Gerald Celente.

Jul 12 07:32

Obama Science Advisor Called For “Planetary Regime” To Enforce Totalitarian Population Control Measures

President Obama’s top science and technology advisor John P. Holdren co-authored a 1977 book in which he advocated the formation of a “planetary regime” that would use a “global police force” to enforce totalitarian measures of population control, including forced abortions, mass sterilization programs conducted via the food and water supply, as well as mandatory bodily implants that would prevent couples from having children.

The concepts outlined in Holdren’s 1977 book Ecoscience, which he co-authored with close colleagues Paul Ehrlich and Anne Ehrlich, were so shocking that a February 2009 Front Page Magazine story on the subject was largely dismissed as being outlandish because people couldn’t bring themselves to believe that it could be true.



Jul 12 07:10

Should We Prepare for the Worst?

LOOKING AHEAD

Sarah Palin's resignation is an indication that the Zionists do not have a doomsday scenario. So why should we? They are looking ahead to 2012 when people will be disillusioned with their Liberal savior Barack Obama. Sarah Palin has been adopted by the the Neo Cons and given lucrative book deals. She will be presented as the next savior as the Zionists stage a "Conservative reaction."

Jul 12 07:06

Professor Pileni's Resignation as Editor-in-Chief of the Open Chemical Physics Journal

By Niels Harrit

After the paper entitled "Active Thermitic Material Discovered in Dust from the 9/11 World Trade Center Catastrophe," which I along with eight colleagues co-authored, was published in the Open Chemical Physics Journal, its editor-in-chief, Professor Marie-Paule Pileni, abruptly resigned. It has been suggested that this resignation casts doubt on the scientific soundness of our paper.

However, Professor Pileni did the only thing she could do, if she wanted to save her career. After resigning, she did not criticize our paper. Rather, she said that she could not read and evaluate it, because, she claimed, it lies outside the areas of her expertise.

But that is not true, as shown by information contained on her own website (http://www.sri.jussieu.fr/pileni.htm). Her List of Publications reveals that Professor Pileni has published hundreds of articles in the field of nanoscience and nanotechnology. She is, in fact, recognized as one of the leaders in the field. Her statement about her ”major advanced research” points out that, already by 2003, she was ”the 25th highest cited scientist on nanotechnology” (http://www.sri.jussieu.fr/pileni.htm).



Jul 12 06:53

Yoo Gave Bush White House Retroactive Legal Cover to Spy on Americans

A sweeping investigation into the Bush administration’s domestic surveillance program has concluded that former Justice Department attorney John Yoo provided the White House with retroactive legal cover for covert intelligence activities and that the legal opinion he drafted authorizing the program failed to cite an historic Supreme Court case on the "distribution of government powers."

Jul 12 05:33

Cars 'may soon be started by lasers'

Forget spark plugs. You would soon be able to start your car by lasers, thanks to scientists who have developed what they claim is an ignition system which uses focused beams of laser light to ignite the fuel.

July 11, 2009

Jul 11 22:43

Obamas' daughters being used for positive media spin

June 30, 2009
WH restrictions for daughters rankle photogs
The two events reflect both the First Family's insistence on raising their young daughters away from the spotlight of the White House and their penchant for carefully using them to bolster the president's political image.
http://www.eurweb.com/story/eur54542.cfm
J. CREW MARKETING USES OBAMA GIRLS:...during Moscow jaunt. July 9, 2009
Asked if having his daughters joining his wife on a high-profile trip helps take the edge off the tough diplomatic negotiations, Obama told CNN it's fantastic to have his girls "being able to see the world and then report back to us on what they are seeing."
http://faustasblog.com/?p=14030
O2 for the O’s

Jul 11 19:46

Video of Israeli Navy threatening the Spirit of Humanity

This video is the last footage taken onboard the Spirit Of Humanity before its voyage to bring humanitarian aid to Gaza was prematurely halted by Israeli special forces. It shows the atmosphere inside the cabin as the crew try to negotiate with the Israeli ship via radio.


Jul 11 19:16

Strange admission by Rep. Boswell at :30

Funny admission that the Fed's actions aren't much controlled by Congress.

Also, gotta love the "jobless recovery" attitude.

Jul 11 17:40

Climate change: The sun and the oceans do not lie

But even a compromise could inflict devastating damage on our own economic future – all for a theory now shot so full of holes that its supporters are having to suppress free speech to defend it.

Jul 11 17:18

Cheney Is Linked to Concealment of C.I.A. Project

The Central Intelligence Agency withheld information about a secret counterterrorism program from Congress for eight years on direct orders from former Vice President Dick Cheney, the agency’s director, Leon E. Panetta, has told the Senate and House intelligence committees, two people with direct knowledge of the matter said Saturday.

The report that Mr. Cheney was behind the decision to conceal the still-unidentified program from Congress deepened the mystery surrounding it, suggesting that the Bush administration had put a high priority on the program and its secrecy.

Jul 11 17:05

Gore: U.S. Climate Bill Will Help Bring About 'Global Governance'

In addition, calls for a global carbon tax have been urged at recent UN global warming conferences. In December 2007, the UN climate conference in Bali, urged the adoption of a global carbon tax that would represent “a global burden sharing system, fair, with solidarity, and legally binding to all nations.”



Jul 11 17:02

Contractor KBR eyes Iraq oil opportunities

To call US oil and defence contractor KBR controversial is the understatement of the decade.

Jul 11 16:15

Pair jailed for web race crimes

Two men have been jailed after becoming the first in the UK to be convicted of inciting racial hatred via a foreign website.

Simon Sheppard, 51, of Selby in North Yorkshire, received four years and 10 months, and Stephen Whittle, 42, of Preston, two years and four months.

Jul 11 14:50

Some suspect conspiracy in Holocaust Museum case

"It's possible that he [von Brunn] might have been enticed to the Holocaust Museum," said Ghost Troop member William Fox. Fox said that Israeli intelligence agents could have shot security officer Stephen Johns, then shot von Brunn, then planted the rifle.

"Today's shootings at the DC Holocaust Museum bear some of the classic earmarks of a false flag operation," wrote conspiracy theorist Eric May on the Web site amfirstbooks.com.

"Mind you, I'm not asserting that this is a false flag operation, but neither am I discounting the possibility. I exhort Internet researchers to look into this carefully and publish results," May wrote.

Jul 11 14:30

Bush Personally Ordered Visit to Ashcroft’s Hospital Bed

George W. Bush personally ordered White House Counsel Alberto Gonzales and Chief of Staff Andy Card to visit an ailing Attorney General John Ashcroft in the hospital in March 2004 after Ashcroft’s deputy Jim Comey refused to certify the warrantless surveillance program

Jul 11 14:19

4 Ways to Tell When a Real Recovery Has Begun

For the foreseeable future, there will be an aggressive hunt for two economic recoveries.

One is the technical improvement in economic indicators that signals the economy is growing again. That's the one economists care about, which is why they scour the numbers on retail sales, business inventories, purchasing manager sentiment, subatomic inflation, the mood in Shanghai, and anything else that could help pinpoint the exact inflection point for a turnaround.

The other recovery, the one that most consumers are waiting for, is the one in which companies stop firing and start hiring, banks return to normal lending, and families stop worrying about jobs and income. And that turnaround—the consumer recovery—is likely to take much longer to materialize than the technical recovery.

Jul 11 14:10

"Isn't That The Shah's Flag?"

Jul 11 13:18

BLAMING THE VICTIM……

I’m told it is “reckless” to travel in international waters. It should, of course, be safe – and would be if the high and mighty Western allies, always talking big against terror, were to enforce maritime law and rid the Eastern Mediterranean of marauding Israeli pirates.

Jul 11 12:42

Key Witness In Obama Passport Fraud Case Murdered

A key witness in a federal probe into passport information stolen from the State Department was fatally shot in front of a District church, the Metropolitan Police Department said yesterday.

Jul 11 12:39

Florida prepares for huge swine flu shot program

Florida’s surgeon general says the state is preparing for massive swine flu immunizations, starting with schoolchildren, as the Obama administration urges states to prepare for the likelihood that the virus might worsen in the fall.

Jul 11 12:23

The Fed Under Fire

Wall Street and the Federal Reserve are parasites sucking the life out of America.

Jul 11 12:22

More "Change" from the Obama Administration

Forced abortions. Mass sterilization. A "Planetary Regime" with the power of life and death over American citizens.

Jul 11 12:15

Big Bankers Mounting Sneak Attack on Consumers

Have you received your thank-you note? I'm still waiting for mine.

More than a year into the Wall Street bailout, I've yet to get any sort of "thank you" from even a single one of the big banks that you and I propped up with $12 trillion in direct giveaways, indirect giveaways, government guarantees and sweetheart loans. You'd think their mommas would've taught them better. But I've begun to think that waiting on a simple gesture of banker gratitude is like waiting on Donald Trump to have a good hair day -- ain't gonna happen.

Jul 11 12:14

Judge Sonia Sotomayor Denied My Appeal and I Spent 16 Years in Prison For a Crime I Didn't Commit

Sotomayor put procedure over innocence as a federal judge.

Jul 11 12:10

Hundreds of Thousands of Workers Will Lose Unemployment Benefits Soon

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"The jobless number just dropped by hundreds of thousands; isn't that GREAT NEWS?!?!?!" -- Official White Horse Souse

Jul 11 12:03

WOULD YOU BUY A USED CAR FROM THIS MAN?

Webmaster's Commentary: 

No.

Jul 11 12:03

VIVA PALESTINA CONVOY UPDATES

And here we are, almost 9 hrs later in Alexandria. Awaiting the day the Egyptian government releases those cars so that we can make our way into the hearts of the Gazans.

Because no matter how much they try to delay us or try to make it impossible for us to reach Gaza, we will continue to stand here waiting. Time of course is not on our hands on this journey, but we will continue to stand. Viva Palestina!

Jul 11 12:02

CHILDREN OF GAZA RELIVING THE HORRORS OF WAR IN THEIR ARTWORK

Children should be painting pictures of life…. not war and death, but the children of Gaza are still reliving the horrors of the Israeli blitzkrieg.

These children are talented, but their memories and nightmares have taken over their creativity.

Jul 11 12:01

CAR WRECK IN THE MAKING

Despite strong opposition from Fatah’s Executive Committee, Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas has decided to hold the pivotal Fatah congress in the West Bank in the first week of August.

The decision, taken without consultation with the senior Fatah leadership, has already generated a lot of tension and confusion within the movement, raising fears that Fatah might fall victim to possible fragmentation and disintegration.

Jul 11 11:40

Kevin R. Ryan: Demolition access to the WTC Towers

Bremer was on the international advisory board for the Japanese mining and machinery company, Komatsu. At the time, Komatsu had been involved in a joint venture agreement with Dresser Industries, the oil-services/intelligence front in which Prescott Bush Sr. and George H. W. Bush got their start with Neil Mallon. The Komatsu-Dresser mining division operated from 1988 to 1997. In July 1996, it patented a thermite demolition device that could “demolish a concrete structure at a high efficiency, while preventing a secondary problem due to noise, flying dust and chips, and the like.”[25] Residues of thermite, the highly energetic chemical mixture, have been confirmed in samples of the WTC dust, and the use of thermite at the WTC was also revealed by environmental data.[1, 2, 3, 4, 26] Dresser Industries merged with Dick Cheney’s Halliburton in 1998.

Jul 11 10:55

BEAT THE CHIP

Jul 11 10:28

60 million stung in social networking rip-off

New York's attorney general says that Tagged.com stole the identities of more than 60 million internet users worldwide - by sending emails that raided their private accounts.

Jul 11 10:17

IRS Not Pursuing 18% of Taxpayers Who Owe >$1m in Taxes

On December 22, 2007, there were 2,454 individual taxpayers in the IRS’ potentially collectible inventory who each owed more than $1 million in taxes, penalties, and interest. While the vast majority of these individuals (2,006 of 2,454) were being actively pursued for collection, we identified 448 accounts totaling approximately $1.2 billion that were in the Queue1 (357 accounts) or that had been shelved (91 accounts).

Jul 11 10:14

Michael Jackson's death 'second biggest story of century'

Jackson's death received more coverage than the Iraq War, 9/11 and the global financial meltdown, last year's Beijing Olympics, Hurricane Katrina, the death of Pope John Paul II and the Tsunami.

Jul 11 10:08

U.N. Warning of 10-Year 'Climate Tipping Point' Began in 1989

According to July 5, 1989, article in the Miami Herald, the then-director of the New York office of the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP), Noel Brown, warned of a “10-year window of opportunity to solve” global warming. According to the 1989 article, “A senior U.N. environmental official says entire nations could be wiped off the face of the Earth by rising sea levels if the global warming trend is not reversed by the year 2000. Coastal flooding and crop failures would create an exodus of ‘eco-refugees,’ threatening political chaos.”

Jul 11 10:03

Global warming alarmism enriches Gore, bankrupts the rest of us

Let us begin today with full disclosure: For those who don't know my position on global warming alarmism and its insidious uses, it is that this phenomenon is the greatest hoax in modern times and is being used to achieve things - bad things - quite apart from its ostensible goal of "saving the planet." Al Gore wanders the spheroid he is determined to save, spouting increasingly inane observations as his bank account grows and his "carbon footprint" becomes ever more Godzilla-like, considering all the jet fuel burned as he hurtles from appearance to appearance. I have read that his speaking fee is now $175,000 a pop, a fee for which his audiences are fed what seems to me to be an amazing concoction of lies, distortions and flights of fancy.

Jul 11 09:54

30 Strangest Animal Mating Habits.

Ah, sex. Birds do it, bees do it. Wait a minute! How exactly do they do it? The mating rituals of some animals are wonderfully bizarre. For example: did you know that some insects’ genitals explode during sex? Or that some fish can change gender?

Jul 11 09:48

About Zionism

What happened in Gaza this year, the utter brutality and destruction visited upon an helpless imprisoned population, is only the top of the iceberg. What happened to Cynthia McKinney and the crew of the “Spirit of Humanity” has happened in some way or another to many other people from all over the world who felt compassion for the people of Palestine. Not all of them survived the encounter with the Israeli state or it´s Zionist organizations....
Below is a list of links to articles and books,available for online reading, documenting Israel´s ruthless behavior towards the Palestinian people and it´s other neighbours.

Jul 11 09:29

Internet Attack Propaganda Increases as Cyber Bill Approaches

The new alleged threat and accompanying propaganda comes as Senate Commerce Chairman John (Jay) Rockefeller prepares for a July committee vote on cybersecurity legislation he introduced in April with Sen. Olympia Snowe, R-Maine. One of the bill’s most controversial provisions would give the president the power to effectively shut off the Internet during a cyber crisis similar to the one now threatening PCs, according to South Korea and its U.S. created intelligence agency.

Jul 11 09:27

Tase Early, Tase Often

The shocking truth about speeding busts: sometimes a ticket is not the worst part.

Jul 11 09:02

NYSE Program Trading Included Goldman Trades

NYSE Euronext said its previously reported program-trading percentage of 48.6% for the week of June 22 to June 26 was correct because it included trades by Goldman Sachs & Co. even though the firm was left off the list of most active firms.

Jul 11 09:02

NYSE Error Keeps Goldman Off Weekly Program-Trading List

An error by the New York Stock Exchange caused Goldman Sachs Group Inc. to be left out of the exchange's weekly program trading data last week.

Goldman Sachs is regularly near the top of the NYSE's list, if not at the top. In the weekly report released last Thursday, however, even when program trading amounted to an all-time high of 48.6% of NYSE average daily volume, Goldman was absent from the NYSE's list.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Nah, really, it was a mistake. Honest. Really. A mistake. Really."

Jul 11 08:56

Alcohol to power artificial muscles for robots, prosthetic limbs

Instead of batteries, artificial muscles driving robots or prosthetic limbs might soon be powered by a kind of alcohol that can make people blind, say researchers.

"You can imagine robotic soldiers fighting ahead of human soldiers and getting a drink of alcohol to fight on," Live Science quoted materials scientist, Ray Baughman director of the University of Texas at Dallas NanoTech Institute as saying.

Jul 11 08:55

US space shuttle ready to deliver Japanese porch

NASA prepared to launch space shuttle Endeavour to the International Space Station on Saturday to deliver a Japanese porch and spare parts needed to keep the outpost going after the shuttle fleet's retirement next year.

The space agency planned to begin fueling the ship just after 10 am for liftoff from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida at 7:39 pm

Jul 11 08:53

Crude Impact: Oil, The Earth and Humanity

Jul 11 08:45

Report: Too few officials knew of surveillance

Just what those activities involved remains classified, but the IGs pointedly say that any continued use of the secret programs must be "carefully monitored."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

In other words, for all the indignant hurrumphing, THE SPYING ON AMERICANS WILL CONTINUE!

Jul 11 08:40

Lawmaker says CIA director ended secret program

CIA Director Leon Panetta has terminated a "very serious" covert program the spy agency kept secret from Congress for eight years, Rep. Jan Schakowsky, a House Intelligence subcommittee chairwoman, said Friday.

Schakowsky is pressing for an immediate committee investigation of the classified program, which has not been described publicly.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Most online observers have concluded that the program in question is the assassination team that reported directly to Vice President Dick Cheney reported by Sy Hersch.

Jul 11 08:33

U.S. Inaction Seen After Taliban P.O.W.’s Died

After a mass killing of hundreds, perhaps thousands, of Taliban prisoners of war by the forces of an American-backed warlord during the 2001 invasion of Afghanistan, Bush administration officials repeatedly discouraged efforts to investigate the episode, according to government officials and human rights organizations.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The 21st Century version of the Black Hole of Calcutta.

Jul 11 08:31

What do You Have to do to Get an Unbreakable Bond Around Here?

Yesterday president Barack Obama said the US will remain a strong partner to the Iraqi people. Is that the best we can do? How come Iraq can’t get an Israel-style, we’ll-support-you-unthinkingly-no-matter-what kind of pledge from the US president?

After all, Obama said this about Israel just a couple months ago:

“The United States was the first country to recognize Israel in 1948, minutes after its declaration of independence, and the deep bonds of friendship between the US and Israel remain as strong and unshakable as ever.”

And this a month ago:

“America’s strong bonds with Israel are well known. This bond is unbreakable. It is based upon cultural and historical ties.”

But when it comes to Iraq, we get nothing more than:

Jul 11 08:28

An Alarming Video! ZOMG!!!1!

Oh hey, this is the part right before the MEMRI clip started. Okay, what he was doing just now was talking about America’s three main fears. Number one was China, and keeping China from becoming a military powerhouse by letting it become an economic powerhouse. Number two is weapons of mass destruction. And this is where the MEMRI clip starts.

In other words, MEMRI took his statement out of context and implied that he meant it in a way completely different from how he meant it. Big surprise.

Jul 11 08:23

New Evidence that Bush Administration Impeded 3 Investigations into Alleged Massacre of Up to 2,000 Prisoners in Afghanistan

Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) has issued a call for a criminal probe in the wake of a major New York Times story with new evidence that the Bush Administration impeded at least three federal investigations into alleged war crimes in Afghanistan in 2002.

PHR is calling for the Department of Justice to investigate why the Bush Administration impeded an FBI criminal probe of the alleged Dasht-e-Leili massacre.

Jul 11 08:21

Military Escalation: From Afghanistan To the Caspian Sea and Central Asia

The Pentagon and its NATO allies have launched the largest combat offensive to date in their nearly eight-year war in South Asia - Operation Khanjar (Strike of the Sword) with 4,000 US Marines, attack helicopters and tanks and Operation Panchai Palang (Panther's Claw) with several hundred British engaged in airborne assaults - in the Afghan province of Helmand.

The American effort is the largest ground combat operation conducted by Washington in Asia since the Vietnam War.

Jul 11 08:20

Americans Swap Homes for Hotels as Recession Bites

In Massachusetts, a record number of families are being put up in motels due to high unemployment and the rising number of homes going into foreclosure, costing taxpayers $2 million per month but providing a lifeline for desperate families.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

But we can send billions to Israel to help them build new homes in the illegal settlements in occupied Palestine, right?

Jul 11 08:18

Obama declares to Africa: End tyranny, corruption

Webmaster's Commentary: 

After watching the House of Representatives vote themselves rich with taxpayer money last fall, the US has lost the moral standing to lecture any other country about corruption.

And we will have a right to lecture other countries about tyranny when we get honest elections restored to this country and end the war crimes being perpetrated by the US against [select name of country from too long list].

Jul 11 08:14

U.N. to Emerge as Global IRS

The most “popular” proposals, which could generate tens of billions of dollars in revenue for global purposes, involve taxes on greenhouse gas emissions and financial transactions such as stock trades.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I keep telling you, this global warming crap is a scam to impose new taxes an a socialist global government.

Jul 11 08:12

Mortgage defaults spread as even 'safe' borrowers falter

The mortgage default crisis has an ominous new face. It's your neighbor with a traditional fixed-rate loan.

No longer is the real estate bust simply the result of exotic, subprime loans that doubled payments and blew up in homeowners' faces. As the Sacramento economy buckles, even the safest mortgages have become part of a new wave of loan defaults, experts say.

With capital-area job losses reaching 45,000 in the past year and unemployment at 11.1 percent, lenders, bankruptcy attorneys and debt counselors all say they're seeing rising delinquencies among prime borrowers with fixed-rate loans and good credit. Many of those slipping into trouble are state workers, the mainstay of Sacramento's economy.

Jul 11 08:11

Fmr BBC & ABC Palestinian Journalist On Israel & Hamas

Jul 11 08:08

Obama admin: No grounds to probe Afghan war crimes

Obama administration officials said Friday they had no grounds to investigate the 2001 deaths of Taliban prisoners of war who human rights groups allege were killed by U.S.-backed forces.

A former U.S. ambassador for war crimes issues, Pierre Prosper, told the Times that the Bush administration was reluctant to investigate the deaths, even though Dostum was on the payroll of the CIA and his soldiers worked with U.S. special forces in 2001.

Dostum was suspended from his military post last year on suspicion of threatening a political rival, but Afghan President Hamid Karzai recently rehired him, the Times reported.

Jul 11 08:05

CNN Uncovers America's Worst Environmental Disaster

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Note how the EPA says this coal ash is no big problem .... but the push to tax you for carbon dioxide goes on.

Jul 11 07:56

Sears Starts Christmas Sales In July

How early is too early for Christmas marketing? Apparently it's not July for Sears Holdings Company.

The company owns Sears and Kmart. It has opened an online holiday store and Christmas boutiques at hundreds of stores.

Jul 11 07:51

Stimulus Money Goes to Retrieve Old Crab Pots From Ocean Bed

Commercial fishermen struggling from catch restrictions and high fuel prices will get part of a $700,000 federal stimulus grant to retrieve lost crab pots now littering the ocean bottom, the head of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said Friday

Webmaster's Commentary: 

That's not stimulus.

Stimulus means starting a company that will CONTINUE to sell products and provide jobs after that stimulus money runs out. Like the road patchinng operations being funded with stimulus money, once the initial project is over, those people are out of work again, the stimulus money is gone, and there are no operating businesses making products for sale.

Jul 11 07:48

France: U.S. gave Israel six months to freeze settlements

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"And THIS time, we really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really mean it, too!!" -- Official White Horse Souse

Jul 11 07:45

*AF Research Lab Doc Exposed* – Carpet Bombing people’s personal computers

The Army acknowledged in the announcement that it already has waged cyberattacks on enemy networks and communications platforms, but provided no details. But it wants to “leverage innovative technologies” to improve its cyberattacks “and prevent enemy forces from detecting and countering efforts directed against them,” according to the announcement. “Technologies designed to interrupt these modern networks must use subtle, less obvious methodology that disguises the technique used, protecting the ability whenever possible to permit future use.”

Jul 11 07:25

Pope blasts capitalism ahead of G-8 meeting

Pope Benedict XVI, on the eve of a global economic summit, lashed out at modern capitalism for being shortsighted and short on ethics.
"Today's international economic scene, marked by grave deviations and failures, requires a profoundly new way of understanding business enterprise," the pontiff said in his third encyclical letter, "Charity in Truth," which was released Tuesday.

Jul 11 07:18

Coup sends Honduras ministers into hiding

Since Manuel Zelaya, the president of Honduras was forced into exile by the military and supreme court, many of his former cabinet members have fled the country. But for those who have stayed behind the constant threat of arrest by the country's new leadership means they are living in fear. Al Jazeera's Monica Villamizar reports from Tegucigalpa.

Jul 11 07:14

Message from President Zelaya to the Honduran people, (from Sunday July 5)

Via this means of communication I am urging that we continue with the participation of the people, the principal actors in our democracy and in the solutions that there can be to the major problems of poverty and inequality that our nation is experiencing. We Hondurans we have confronted many problems and we have always known how to unite in order to move forward, and this is a great opportunity to demonstrate to the world that we Hondurans are capable of standing up to these problems and advancing, despite the obstacles of this criminal sect that is currently trying to appropriate the fate of our nation and of our sons and daughters....
I am prepared to make any effort, any sacrifice to obtain the freedom that our country needs. Either we are free or we will be permanent slaves, if we lack the valor to defend ourselves!
Do not carry weapons, no weapons! Practice what I have always preached: non-violence. Let them be the ones to bear violence, weapons and repression, and I will make the coup perpetrators responsible for every life, for every person, for the physical integrity of everybody, and for the dignity of the Honduran people....

Jul 11 07:08

Special "Q Group" security wing inside US National

The NSA tasked with covering up the real story of 9/11? Another nail in the coffin of the official story? Untold millions of dollars of taxpayer money have been spent to hide the truth and it still continues. This is how our criminal government works.

Jul 11 07:00

IRS ROLE IN MADOFF SCANDAL BEARS EXAMINATION

The Internal Revenue Service(IRS) has collected "untold billions" of tax dollars from investors swindled by fraudster Bernie Madoff’s Ponzi based on "earnings" that never existed.

That's the view of Lawrence Velvel, dean of the Massachusetts School of Law at Andover, who says IRS "had no constitutional right to tax (Madoff investors) because the Sixteenth Amendment allows it only to tax 'income,’ not 'phantom income.’" Madoff, since convicted, told his investors their "profits" were the result of his trades in their behalf when, in fact, he never made the trades but paid them from monies swindled from new investors.

Jul 11 06:59

Herschel’s first insight into space reveals spectacular results

The Herschel Space Observatory has carried out the first test observations with all its instruments, revealing spectacular results, finding water and carbon and revealing dozens of distant galaxies.

These observations show that Herschel’s instruments are working beyond expectations.

They promise a mission of rich discoveries for waiting astronomers.

Jul 11 06:55

New procedure removes need for open heart surgery

A pioneering procedure which removes the need for risky open heart surgery on patients with valve problems has been performed for the first time in Britain.

Surgeons can now repair leaking heart valves by passing a tiny 20cm long wire down the jugular vein, which sees patients discharged just a day after the operation.

Jul 11 06:49

The Fed Under Fire

Jul 11 06:28

Unclassified Report on the President's Surveillance Program

PDF document at the link. Patience required to open the doc; they've put a full-page image on the cover (to discourage reading?) so it takes a few minutes.

Jul 11 06:03

John Holdren, Obama's Science Czar, says: Forced abortions and mass sterilization needed to save the planet

These ideas (among many other equally horrifying recommendations) were put forth by John Holdren, whom Barack Obama has recently appointed Director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, Assistant to the President for Science and Technology, and Co-Chair of the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology -- informally known as the United States' Science Czar. In a book Holdren co-authored in 1977, the man now firmly in control of science policy in this country wrote that:

• Women could be forced to abort their pregnancies, whether they wanted to or not;
• The population at large could be sterilized by infertility drugs intentionally put into the nation's drinking water or in food;

Jul 11 04:50

Nobody Knows What Nanoparticles Do -- Yet They Are in Your Food, Cosmetics, and Toys

It's a beautiful summer day. You pull on your stain-resistant cargo shorts and odor-resistant hiking socks, gulp down an energy-boosting supplement, slather yourself with sunscreen and head out for a ramble in the woods. Are you poisoning yourself? When you get home, you jump in the shower and toss your clothes in the wash. Are you poisoning the environment? Maybe.

Your sunscreen, energy drink and high-tech clothing may be among the 800-plus consumer products made with nanomaterials: those manufactured at the scale of atoms and molecules. Sunscreen that turns clear on the skin contains titanium dioxide, an ordinary UV-blocker in extraordinarily small particles...

Jul 11 04:19

The end of free speech on the Internet; US Gov't has the technology NOW (and is using it)

If there's any doubt about the source of cyberattacks, the US Government has spelled it out pretty clearly.
See article at the link; here's an excerpt:
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..."Cyberattacks -- actions taken against computer systems or networks -- are often complex to plan and execute but relatively inexpensive, and the technology needed is widely available. Defenses against such attacks are discussed, but questions on the potential for, and the ramifications of, the United States' use of cyberattack as a component of its military and intelligence arsenal have not been the subject of much public debate. Although the policy and organizational issues raised by the use of cyberattack are significant, the report says, "neither government nor society at large is organized or prepared to handle issues related to cyberattack, let alone to make broadly informed decisions."

July 10, 2009

Jul 10 23:05

Hulu: 23 minute vid on the NASA Stereo project

In honor of Mike's interest in NASA.

Jul 10 22:19

JFK’s Murder

Operation "ZIPPER" (the forced removal of JFK)

This was the code name known within the agency – "this operation was implemented with the help, approval and/or knowledge of the FBI, the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the Vice President, Lyndon B. Johnson under the aegis of the CIA."

Jul 10 20:28

Social Security Administrators' $700,000 Party

This week Social Security administrators got together at the classically upscale Biltmore Hotel and Spa in Phoenix and threw themselves a $700,000 party.

Jul 10 20:22

Winning Financial Firms Gave Big in 2008 Cycle

The nine companies and subadvisors chosen to manage the government's purchase of toxic assets donated almost a quarter of a million dollars to President Barack Obama's election campaign.

Jul 10 19:48

Bilderberger treason goes unpunished!

Together they form the wheel of the New World Order, rolling towards a vast collectivist society in which free nation states are subsumed under the Bilderberg Big Brothers, most notably Rockefeller, with an expanded UN military force, supported by taxes on oil at the wellhead to maintain order and security.
It is a strangely utopian notion of a “World Company,” an uber capitalist corporation vs. the nation state, a whole new Brand X of authoritarian rule. Its model most closely resembles a free-trade capitalist China with a communist authoritarianism to buttress it, in which the individual vanishes literally and figuratively; in which the rich get richer and the poor get poorer, and two classes are de rigueur, rich and slave-class.

Jul 10 16:24

American Prosperity killed by Continuous War

For the faction controlling the Pentagon, the military industry, and the oil industry, the Cold War never ended. They engineered an incredible plan to grab total control of the planet, of land, sea, air, space, outer space and cyberspace. Continuing ‘below the radar,’ they created a global network of military bases and conflicts to advance the long-term goal of Full Spectrum Dominance.

Jul 10 16:17

Israel keeps its dubious crown

Israel has much to be proud of, but one dubious distinction it might prefer to do without is that the People of the Book have the highest proportion of hackers per Internet user in the world.

The United States sports the highest absolute number of denial of service attacks. But Israel boasts the most malicious mischief per surfer in the world.

Jul 10 16:16

TESLA HISTORY

And when, in the late 1930's, President Roosevelt asked Tesla for his fabled and mysterious Death Ray, to be added to the arsenal of democracy, Tesla claimed that it did not exist. He did not think the world was ready for it, nor for an unknown number of other inventions which he kept hidden away.

[Another version is that Tesla offered this technology to FDR, and FDR replied back, "No. We're going to war!" -- ts]

Jul 10 16:10

U.S. Said to Have Averted Inquiry Into ’01 Afghan Killings

After a mass killing of hundreds, perhaps thousands, of Taliban prisoners of war by the forces of an American-backed warlord during the 2001 invasion of Afghanistan, Bush administration officials repeatedly discouraged efforts to investigate the episode, according to government officials and human rights organizations.

Jul 10 16:06

To the Moon: How we built the technologies

Jul 10 15:32

Iceland today, July 10, 2009: an old Parliament burned down, the new one on fire with anger

Very little is left of Valhalla, the hotel-museum built on Thingvellir, the place where the first Icelanders were holding their yearly sessions of Parliament, after a blazing fire today.

Jul 10 14:38

A bit of a stretch, isn't it?

Webmaster's Commentary: 

There is a gecko in my office claims to be descended from a T-rex. The sad little lizard has nothing else to feel good about himself with, so I haven't told him that the actual descendants of the dinosaurs are modern-day birds.

As for David Cameron being a descendant of the twelve tribes of Hebrews that followed Moses out of Egypt, the
latest archaeological evidence is that the exodus actually happened to the Hyksos, and the Hebrews simply stole the story.

As for Moses, I tend to agree with Sigmund Freud that the
historical figure of Moses was actually an Egyptian, possibly even the 'heretic' monotheistic Pharaoh Akhenaten.

Jul 10 14:19

Lead Fever

When they finally cross the line and declare martial law for what ever myriad of reasons that may or may not be orchestrated by "them," will we have descended to the final stage that brings us to shooting the bastards?

Jul 10 14:15

Report: Bush program extended beyond wiretapping

President George W. Bush authorized other secret intelligence activities - which have yet to become public - even as he was launching the massive warrentless wiretapping program, the summary said. It describes the entire program as the "President's Surveillance Program."

The report describes the program as unprecedented and raises questions about the legal grounding used for its creation. It also says the intelligence agencies' continued retention and use of the information collected under the program should be carefully monitored.

Jul 10 14:10

Columbine High, Official Conspirators of Murder?

Tim White on the Columbine High Cover Up and Witness Intimidation
Sent: Sunday, March 13, 2005 3:48 PM
Devvy,
I happen to BE in Denver and have been for 35+years. I SAW the people in the crowd-in the very first video tape to come on air (on KGMH Channel 7, for the 11:00 A.M. news) who were OBVIOUS "suits" and I did indeed see the FEMA comm unit on several video tape scenes -from channels 4, 7, and 9- before it was removed and never seen again , but there are photos of this to prove that it was set-up on the school grounds.

Jul 10 14:08

FLASHBACK - Does Senate FISA bill immunize FBI 'black-bag jobs'?

A few decades ago, the FBI regularly conducted "black-bag jobs" that involved sneaking into homes, hotel rooms and offices with the cooperation of the building's owner or even a neighbor with a spare key. Locks were picked otherwise.

Because no judge had authorized the FBI's black-bag job, they were incredibly illegal. In the mid-1970s, the Church Committee famously disclosed the bureau's clandestine operations.

Now President Bush is backing a bill that seems to encourage the FBI to revert to some of its old habits.

Jul 10 14:07

Fed fights Congress attack on powers

The Federal Reserve warned yesterday that a congressional threat to curtail its independence would destabilise markets and raise the cost of servicing US debt for "current and future generations".

Ron Paul, the Texas Republican, has gathered the support of a majority of the House of Representatives for a bill that would audit the Fed's monetary policy decisions. He told a congressional hearing he wanted the power to prevent the central bank being "secret and clandestine and serving special interests".

Jul 10 14:01

PROTESTS IN DOWNTOWN CHICAGO ~ NOT on the Controlled News Media !

Jul 10 13:49

Information Overload is a Major Issue for Military!

Report: Information Overload is a Major Issue for Military!

Researcher claims 70% of intelligence gathered falls on the floor!

(Sarcasm) looks like we need a department of homeland security so we can have all intelligence gathered in one place and make the whole process more efficient! Now why has the government not implemented the above idea?

Jul 10 13:31

"Holy smokes batman ! " Government Stimulus Website to Cost Taxpayers $18M USD

This is un-fracken real! A web site on godaddy.com costs less then 175 dollars a year! and the largest qoute i could get is for a managed server is $3,073 from rackspace. So i would like to know where the extra 9.45 million is going, and/or the extra 17.95 million for 5 years. This is Theft with a capital "T"!

many are upset over a quiet General Services Administration press release that announced how much the site would cost over a 5 year period -- $18M USD. The site's redesign alone will cost $9.5M USD.

Jul 10 12:51

Egyptian authorities forced to burn expired Gaza aid

Egyptian authorities on Friday said they planned to destroy a large amount of accumulated humanitarian aid bound for Palestinians in Gaza.

The aid expired at the Al-Ouja border crossing between Israel and Egypt while authorities awaited Israel's permission to transfer it through, they said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Basically, Israel held up permission for the food to enter Gaza until the food spoiled.

Jul 10 12:45

U.S. Military Links Karzai Brother to Drugs

U.S. military documents, obtained by ABC News, list the brother of Afghanistan president Karzai as a "problem maker" in the pay of drug lords.

Wali Karzai is described in the documents as "receives money from drug lords as bribe to facilitate their work and movement."

The documents, marked secret, appear to be part of a "U.S. military targeting assessment" produced in January 2005. The documents were downloaded from a computer flash disc sold at an Afghanistan street bazaar for $200.

Jul 10 12:30

Obama claims right to imprison ?combatants? acquitted at trial

In testimony before the US Senate Tuesday, legal representatives of the Obama administration not only defended the system of kangaroo military tribunals set up under Bush, but affirmed the government?s right to continue imprisoning detainees indefinitely, even if they are tried and acquitted on allegations of terror-related crimes.

This assertion of sweeping, extra-constitutional powers is only the latest in a long series of decisions by the Democratic administration demonstrating its essential continuity with the Bush White House on questions of militarism and attacks on democratic rights.

Jul 10 12:28

Soros funds infiltration of 9/11 truth, election protection, and “independent” journalism

WMR has learned from well-placed sources that international hedge fund mogul and financier of “progressive” causes George Soros has been, for a number of years, infiltrating 9/11 “truth” organizations, groups advocating election reform, and so-called “independent journalism” enterprises in order to hijack agendas and, eventually, cause the groups to collapse from within or be absorbed into larger organizations servile to Soros and his agenda.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Not around here he hasn't! :P

Jul 10 12:25

Rogue Algorithms And Other Mutually Assured Destruction Program Trading Alternatives

HFTs are computerized trading programs that make money two ways, in general. They offer bids in such a way so as to make tiny amounts of money from per share liquidity rebates provided by the exchanges. Or they make tiny per share long or short profits. While this might sound like small change, HFTs collectively execute billions of shares a day, making it an extremely profitable business.

Why should institutional or retail investors care? After all, aren’t HFTs adding liquidity? That’s what they and the exchanges, who court their business, say.

There’s a lot to worry about.

Jul 10 12:23

Toyota is More "American" Than GM, Ford, Chrysler

Many of us have seen a coworker, neighbor, or friend purchase and prominently display a "Buy American" bumper sticker on their domestic automobile. However, in this changing global economy which has seen Toyota and Honda building new factories, design centers, and more in the U.S. and domestic automakers moving their production overseas, are "American" automobiles really that American anymore?

Jul 10 12:22

Breaking News: http://www.xp-dev.com

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More details on the Goldman Sachs program trade software theft.

Jul 10 12:20

Karzai pardons five Afghan heroin traffickers

Afghan President Hamid Karzai has pardoned five heroin smugglers, at least one of them a relative of a man who heads Karzai's campaign for re-election next month, a source and a government spokesman said.

Jul 10 12:19

Judenrein! Israel adopts Nazi term to back settlers

"Judea and Samaria cannot be Judenrein," a Netanyahu confidant quoted him as telling Frank-Walter Steinmeier.

Asked how Germany's top diplomat responded to hearing the Nazi Holocaust term for areas "cleansed of Jews," the confidant said, "What could he do? He basically just nodded."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Israel's latest spin is that refusing to allow Jews to build homes on other people's property is "ethnic cleansing" against Jews.

Jul 10 12:17

The families driven apart by Israel's red tape

New regulations are making it increasingly difficult for Palestinians from Gaza to see their relatives in the West Bank

Jul 10 12:11

ADHD Drugs Proven Absolutely Useless for Children – Plus, They Stunt Growth

According to previous analysis of MTA data, stimulant drugs do improve the social functioning and reduce symptoms of inattention and hyperactivity in children with ADHD for the first year of treatment. In the current analysis, however, researchers followed 485 children for eight years and found that children who remained on medication for that entire time showed no improvement in symptoms over those who had stopped taking the drugs.

Jul 10 12:00

Medvedev Unveils “World Currency” Coin At G8

“Here it is,” Medvedev told reporters today in L’Aquila, Italy, after a summit of the Group of Eight nations. “You can see it and touch it,” reports Bloomberg. “We are discussing both the use of other national currencies, including the ruble, as a reserve currency, as well as supranational currencies,” the Russian leader said at a news conference.

Press images released to the Yahoo photo wire did not show any close up shots of the coin and little was known about it, except that it had been minted in Belgium and bears the words “unity in diversity”.

Jul 10 11:58

A new solar-cell design could cut costs and is suitable for large-scale flexible panels.

Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, have made a new kind of solar cell by growing an array of upright nanoscale pillars on aluminum foil.The work is at an early stage, and "you won't know the cost until you do this using a roll-to-roll process," he says. "But if you can do it, the cost could be 10 times less than what's used to make [crystalline] silicon panels." Javey and his colleagues showed that the cells have an efficiency of about 6 percent in transforming sunlight into electricity.

Jul 10 10:40

Obama's poll numbers head into Bush country!

Jul 10 10:39

New York Times may charge for website access

Webmaster's Commentary: 

We gotta PAY for the propaganda now???????? :)

Jul 10 10:38

Third of breast cancer 'harmless'

One in three breast cancers detected by mammogram screening may actually be harmless, a study has suggested.

Data from five countries, including the UK, suggest some women may have had unnecessary treatment for cancers that were unlikely to kill them or spread.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Hey, I had a yacht payment to make!!!" -- Dr. Feelgood

Jul 10 10:37

Senate Democrats to Propose Raising Taxes on Capital Gains, Dividends, and Interest to Fund Health Care Reform

Bloomberg reports that Democrats on the Senate Finance Committee are considering embracing a proposal put forth this week by Citizens for Tax Justice to apply the 1.45% Medicare tax to capital gains, dividends, and interest to fund health care reform, coupled with a 2.5% surtax on incomes over $200,000 (single) and $250,000 (joint):

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Ever notice that whenever the US Government talks about "reform" it means you are going to get gouged with more taxes?

Jul 10 10:36

The Government may be Big but it's not Your Brother.

Right now it looks like the government has got Boomslangs coming out of their ears and once they hit the ground they go into a mating frenzy with the Black Mambas. It’s looking like voodoo on steroids. Meanwhile they have only limited and temporary control over the financial horror show that they are propping up with two by fours and bullshit. From what I can see, the purpose of this is to loot the last bloody nickel from the thing before they bring it down on the heads of the public.

Jul 10 10:35

Credit Losses Rising Anywhere and Everywhere

Remember when policymakers at the Federal Reserve told us in 2007 and 2008 that the credit problems were “contained” to the subprime mortgage sector? Or when then-Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson spouted the same line?

Oops.

Jul 10 10:34

Housing and Banking Deception: 23,000 to 28,000 Foreclosed Homes kept off the MLS or Public View in California each Month.

The math in California housing simply does not add up. Given the amount of sales and monthly foreclosures over the past few months, it would appear that banks are sitting back while a gigantic backlog of foreclosures grows. A few in the media are calling attention to this obvious fraud but not many. The California housing market is reeling from an epic mulit-decade long real estate bubble. For the past few months, foreclosures have been hitting at a record pace yet the official MLS inventory is falling lower and lower. I have pulled up data for the largest California counties with MLS data from March and compared it to July and what you will see is simply astonishing.

Jul 10 10:30

US politician urges Iran 'sabotage'

The former speaker of the US House of Representatives has said that the US should "sabotage" Iran's oil and gas infrastructure as part of its efforts to bring down the government.

Jul 10 10:29

Lawmaker won’t deny secret CIA program was ‘Cheney assassination ring’

“It’s an executive assassination ring essentially, and it’s been going on and on and on,” Hersh stated. “Under President Bush’s authority, they’ve been going into countries, not talking to the ambassador or the CIA station chief, and finding people on a list and executing them and leaving. That’s been going on, in the name of all of us.”

Jul 10 10:28

Obama campaign vow of public debate on health care fading

Campaigning for president, Barack Obama said repeatedly that any overhaul of the health care system should be negotiated publicly and televised for all to see. Throughout this year's negotiations, however, the big deals have been struck in secret.

Jul 10 10:24

Ready For Ballot Initiatives to Cut Sales Tax?

Massachusetts voters were polled:

'When the Massachusetts state government wants to spend more money than it collects in taxes, how should it deal with the money gap? Raise taxes? Cut spending?'

12% answered, "raise taxes."

71% responded, "cut state government spending." (1)

Yet the Massachusetts legislature opposed voters - and raised taxes.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

That is taxation without representation and in the school I went to, I was taught that this is a very good reason to kick out the government!

Jul 10 10:13

Goldman Sachs Reverts to Pre-Lehman Risk Mean as Profits Surge

Goldman Sachs Group Inc. is poised to report the largest profit since it set earnings records in 2007, marking the return of a business model that was the envy of Wall Street before the financial crisis devastated competitors and spurred a government bailout.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

But GS is a looting operation. As revealed in the emerging program trading scandal, GS's use of program trading (illegal for anyone else) extracts $100 million a day from the stock market, money sucked away from other non-program traders and the traded companies themselves.

And, Goldman Sachs does not return anything of any worth to the markets in exchange for that $100 million a day!

"The last official act of any government is to loot the nation." -- Michael Rivero

Jul 10 10:09

UK: We should not prove anti-Iran claims

British Prime Minister Gordon Brown says the burden must be put on Iran, rather than the world, to prove its nuclear program is directed at civilian purposes.

Britain's Brown whose country possesses nuclear weapons told journalists present at the G8 summit in Italy that a tougher nuclear regime was needed, under which the countries that do not possess nuclear weapons, such as Iran, ought to shoulder the responsibility to prove the peaceful nature of their nuclear work.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Hey, does the phrase "Dodgy Dossier" ring a @#%ing bell, Gord-O????

It is Great Britain (and the United States) whose credibility is in the "Al Qaeda" here! Iran hasn't been caught in anywhere near the whoppers told by the UA and UK and Israel in the run up to the invasion of Iraq.

And speaking of Iraq, remember how Israel insisted that Iraq's power station was a weapons lab when they bombed the crap out of it, and after the 2003 invasion the IAEA examined the remains and concluded there had never been a weapons facility and Osirik was only a power station? So isn't it Israel that needs to be checked for lies?

Jul 10 10:02

Ron Paul demands audit of Fed

Webmaster's Commentary: 

There have now been two clear warnings that the privately owned Federal Reserve bank will intentionally crash the eoncomy before it allows an audit.

Such a threat is a clear and present danger to the security of the United States of America.

To protect the safety and security of the American people President Obama MUST immediately act to revoke the charter of the Federal Reserve Bank and return the creation of the public currency to the US Government, as defined in the Constitution and Executive Order 11110 signed by President John F. Kennedy.

The Federal Reserve is already inflating the Federal Reserve Notes to the point of worthlessness. The mechanism to restore creation of legal tender by the US Treasury must be established now to minimize disruption when the Federal Reserve is shut down.

Jul 10 09:57

Obama uses G8 debut to issue warning to Iran

U.S. President Barack Obama warned Iran on Friday the world will not wait indefinitely for it to end its nuclear defiance, saying Tehran had until September to comply or else face consequences.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

President Obey-me, ummm, Obama

Iran is building a nuclear power station. Iran has the legal right to build nuclear power stations and to make fuel rods for them under the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty which both the US and Iran have signed.

The IAEA, which enforces the terms of the NNPT, has repeatedly confirmed that Iran is NOT building nuclear weapons or making preparations to do so.

Under the NNPT, The US is not only required to allow Iran to build power stations, but under Article IV is required to assist! I think it is obvious that the best way to know for a fact that Iran is not building a weapons lab underneath their power station is to be in there helping to pour the foundations and lay the pipes!

If, on the other hand, the real agenda is simply to steal Iran's oil to buy the US Government out of the economic mess they have made, then just say so and we'll all quit wasting our time trying to pretend we are a moral and righteous and just people.

Jul 10 09:53

This $17 Trillion Divorce Won’t Be a Pretty One: William Pesek

Returning from China last month, U.S. Congressman Mark Kirk had a bearish take on a high-level visit by American officials.

Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner claimed the U.S.’s biggest creditor voiced great confidence in its debt. Kirk, an Illinois Republican, came back with the opposite impression.

“China is beginning to cancel Congress’s credit card,” he told Fox News on June 10. It “doesn’t want to lend much more money to the United States and especially is worried about the Fed’s policy of printing money to buy new debt.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Dear US Government.

Repeat after me:

There is no such thing as a "jobless recovery."

There is no such thing as a "jobless recovery."

There is no such thing as a "jobless recovery."

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