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April 9, 2010

Apr 09 09:14

Former music minister at St. Eugene Catholic Church cops porn plea

“Berrell coerced a minor to engage in sexually explicit conduct for the purpose of producing a visual depiction of the conduct,” on or about April 23, 2009, court documents state.

Apr 09 09:13

Former Catholic priest in Grand Prairie gets prison in child porn case

A former Catholic priest in Grand Prairie who pleaded guilty to downloading hundreds of pornographic images of children on a church computer in 2005 was sentenced to more than four years in prison on Tuesday.

Apr 09 09:12

Qns. Catholic-TV priest in kid-porn probe

A priest who founded a local Catholic television network is the target of a federal criminal investigation for allegedly viewing online child porn, his bishop said.

Apr 09 09:11

French priest avoids sex charges over claims he abused choirboy as Vatican struggles to contain paedophile crisis

A priest in a town south-east of Paris was hit with sexual assault and child pornography charges after a 22-year-old former choirboy accused him of abuse, a prosecutor said.

A police search of his home also found pictures of a young parishioner.

The new case added to a wave of sexual abuse allegations made by church members across Europe in recent weeks that have put the Vatican on the defensive and fueled a growing sense of crisis.



Apr 09 09:08

CLIMATEGATE - NASA Data Worse Than Climate-Gate Data, Space Agency Admits

E-mail messages obtained by a Freedom of Information Act request reveal that NASA concluded that its own climate
findings were inferior to those maintained by both the University of East Anglia's Climatic Research Unit (CRU) -- the scandalized source of the leaked Climate-gate e-mails -- and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's National Climatic Data Center.

Apr 09 09:04

Another Priest Caught with Laptop Porn. Testimony on Motion to Suppress Evidence, Feb. 4 in Salinas CA

The defense says police served a search warrant for Cortes’ home and then took evidence from Cortes’ office. Actually the search warrant was written for “rectory at 1747 Second Ave.” or St. Mary of the Nativity Church, the Monterey Herald reported. Again the Church uses its own internal structure as a way to obstruct justice.

It is not clear if a rectory is an office or a home, the Defense argues, so the Court has to throw out all evidence seized that night at the Church. On January 7, 2010, Cortes’ attorney, “began an effort to suppress child-pornography evidence in the case,” is the way the Monterey Herald put it January 8th, and the hearing on Motion to Suppress by the Defense will continue Thursday Feb. 4 in Monterey Superior Court in Salinas, Courtroom 3, 1:30 PM.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It is obvious from the actions of these priests that they themselves do not believe the fairy tales they spout from the pulpit. They clearly are unafraid of a vengeful god, or of demons waiting to seize their sinful souls at death. But they are certainly afraid of jail!

Apr 09 08:59

St. Raphael Priest Pleads Guilty To Child Porn

A St. Louis priest pleads guilty to possessing child pornography. Father James Patrick Grady, 58, will be sentenced June 25th. The case is the result of an undercover F.B.I. operation that took place on the Internet. The feds posted an advertisement on Craig's List indicating that young females of indeterminate age were available.

The federal prosecutor told the judge in court Wednesday morning they had evidence Father Grady tried to hire a 16-year-old girl to have sex with last summer. In reality, the priest was communicating with an undercover agent. Instead of pleading guilty to that crime, the priest admitted to possessing photos of child pornography on his computer.

Apr 09 08:47

Veteran of "Collateral Murder" Company Speaks Out

Josh Stieber, who is a former soldier of the “Collateral Murder” Company, says that the acts of brutality caught on film and recently released via Wikileaks are not isolated instances, but were commonplace during his tour of duty.

??“A lot of my friends are in that video,” says Stieber. “After watching the video, I would definitely say that that is, nine times out of ten, the way things ended up. Killing was following military protocol. It was going along with the rules as they are.”??

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Kill them all, let God sport them out!" -- Motto seen on a US Marine Corps Tshirt




Apr 09 08:46

The Cover-Ups That Exploded

Meanwhile, in Afghanistan, the U.S. military has finally admitted that Special Forces troops killed two pregnant Afghan women and a girl in a February, 2010, raid, in which two Afghan government officials were also killed. Brilliant reporting by Jerome Starkey of The Times of London has blown apart the U.S. military’s cover-up story that the women were killed by knife wounds administered several hours before the raid.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

You pay for this when you sign a tax check.

Apr 09 08:44

Fox News Poll: 53% Disapprove of Obama’s Handling of the Economy

More Americans disapprove (53 percent) than approve (42 percent) of the way President Obama is handling the economy
, a new Fox News poll finds.

Voters are particularly unhappy with how the president is handling the federal deficit: 31 percent approve and 62 percent disapprove.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I'll bet most of that 31% get Federal Government paychecks.

Apr 09 08:43

Wikileaks to release new video showing murder of scores of Afghan civilians

Apr 09 08:38

Deputy Suspended After 30 Students Get Tased

A Lake County sheriff's deputy who attended a job fair has been suspended for using a stun gun on 30 high school students who said they wanted to know what it felt like.



Apr 09 08:37

PALESTINE TODAY ~~ ‘CELEBRATING’ THE NAKBA

There are very few memorials to “the other holocaust,” the Israeli holocaust against the Palestinians, anywhere on planet earth. Finger-pointing and apportioning blame for this enormous oversight is outside the scope of this page. Let us instead give thanks for the fact that one group of Americans, allied with international colleagues, supporters and survivors of the Israeli war crime at Deir Yassin, created this humble, but stark and effective, permanent monument, so that the memory of the victims will live on.

Apr 09 08:36

DANGERS AND DIFFICULTIES OF REPORTING FROM GAZA

After several hours of attack and kicking and beating, I fainted. And after that, I was taken into Jericho Hospital. And from there, I went to the Gaza Strip. It took nearly three months to get me out of the Gaza Strip for medical treatment in the Netherlands.

Apr 09 08:36

AIPAC SPREADING THEIR POISON TO UNIVERSITY CAMPUSES

When asked about fighting the Berkeley pro-divest initiative, Kessler said, “We’re going to make sure that pro-Israel students take over the student government and reverse the vote. . . . This is how AIPAC operates in our nation’s capital. This is how AIPAC must operate on our nation’s campuses.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Israel just admitted they are subversives!

Apr 09 08:33

SUPPORT OF ISRAEL SUPPORTS THE DESTRUCTION OF CHILDREN’S LIVES IN GAZA FROM A TO Z …. FIFTH IN A SERIES

As the 62nd anniversary of the founding of the state of Israel approaches, DesertPeace will present documentary evidence as to why this is a state NOT to be supported by the rest of humanity.



Apr 09 08:33

THE UN-CHRISTIAN EMBRACE OF ISRAELI APARTHEID

Millions of Christian Zionists think that by blindly supporting Israel’s apartheid policies against the tormented Palestinians, including Palestinian Christians, they are upholding the truth and doing the right thing in the sight of God. Frankly, they are wrong; supporting blatantly unjust policies, including murder, persecution and theft, is never morally correct no matter how many verses one can quote from the Old Testament or any other religious text. Moreover, these pseudo-Christians, many of whom think they are following in the footsteps of Jesus, are convinced that they are doing his will by absolutely and unconditionally embracing evil actions which are in reality the antithesis of everything that Jesus Christ preached.

Apr 09 08:20

Dylan Ratigan Explains 'Con Job': Greenspan, Banks, Congress To Blame

Calling it a "con job," Ratigan identified former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan as a godfather-like figure at the helm of the alleged scam. Ratigan argued that Greenspan's decisions to keep interest rates at low levels benefitted banks who used the low borrowning rates to lure Americans into taking out more and more loans. Banks didn't maintain enough capital, but that didn't matter, Ratigan said, because--thanks to the government's support of too-big-to-fail banks--the system was rigged and they stood to gain no matter what happened to the loans that they made. Ratigan blamed Congress for "feeding the money" to banks and not looking out for Americans.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy

Apr 09 08:06

CLIMATEGATE - Acid Oceans Due to Undersea Volcanoes?

It was the distinct lack of acidification of all the planet’s other water sources that prompted researchers to investigate why oceans alone were showing signs of increasing acidification.

Is ‘Volcanogate’ About to Erupt in the Wake of Climategate?

Sceptics argue the IPCC has failed to apply joined up thinking to explain this anomaly. The latest reasoning of climate sceptic scientists seems faultless: if human atmospheric emissions of carbon dioxide were causing the oceans to acidify then why weren’t we seeing the same levels of rising acidity in rivers and reservoirs?

Apr 09 08:03

The US was behind the Rwandan Genocide: Installing a US Protectorate in Central Africa

From the outset of the Rwandan civil war in 1990, Washington's hidden agenda consisted in establishing an American sphere of influence in a region historically dominated by France and Belgium. America's design was to displace France by supporting the Rwandan Patriotic Front and by arming and equipping its military arm, the Rwandan Patriotic Army (RPA)



Apr 09 08:03

The “indispensable” help received by Goldman

Now, the Merriam-Webster online dictionary gives the meaning of “indispensable” as “absolutely necessary” and, if you take this along with the recognition that “our firm and our shareholders benefitted from it” then this statement seems to diverge from the earlier ones.

Mr Cohn might argue that he and Mr Blankfein mean that intervention was indispensable for the financial system, not for Goldman Sachs. That, however, would be like claiming it was essential for a boat to be prevented from sinking, but that one of its passengers would have been fine anyway.

Apr 09 08:01

UK stops 'vulture funds' picking on poor

In one of its last acts before the election, Britain's parliament has voted to ban so-called "vulture funds" which profiteer from third world debts.

Apr 09 07:59

The 'Full Version' of The Wikileaks Video Is Missing 30 Minutes of Footage

Thanks to http://kennysideshow.blogspot.com/ for the link.

Wikileaks' most compelling aspect is its ability to dig up the raw data behind the scandals it exposes. You can't argue with documents produced by the culprits themselves! That's why 30 minutes of missing footage in their helicopter video matters.

You've all seen the edited, 17 minute video of U.S. Apache helicopters killing two Reuters journalists in Iraq. Some of you may have sat through the 39 minute 'Full Version.". But even this video has a full half-hour of footage cut out from the middle. At 31:08, the video fades to black and—according to the time-stamp on the footage—resumes about 30 minutes later to show an additional missile attack.

Apr 09 07:55

The Global Economic Crisis: Riots, Rebellion and Revolution

PROTECT THE MONEY! PROTECT THE MONEY!!



Apr 09 07:54

Class Claims McAfee Pulls a Fast One

McAfee, the Internet security software giant, gives customers' credit card information to an advertiser that uses deceptive pop-ups on McAfee's Web site to trick people into subscribing to its service, according to a federal class action. After customers buy software from McAfee's Web site, a pop-up appears that looks like the rest of the McAfee page, the class says. The pop-up thanks customers for their purchase and asks them to click the "Try it Now" button.

When they click on the button, believing they are activating the new software, they actually are being tricked into subscribing to Arpu, which claims to make it possible for customers to buy things online using credit card information already on file, according to the complaint.

Apr 09 07:53

Mortgage Fraud Ring Busted

Prosecutors said the eight defendants ran the scheme from March 2002 to January 2006. They found single-family residences for sale in the Dallas area, including distressed and pre-foreclosure properties, and negotiated a sales price. They created surplus loan proceeds by inflating the sale price, often using inflated appraisals.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Fraud has become the American business model in these post-Enron days!

Apr 09 07:52

Report: Israel stealing Palestinian tax money

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Israel is also stealing YOUR tax money. With both MSNBC and AP now openly acknowledging Israel's nuclear weapons, the official US policy of ambiguity stands revealed as little more than a cover for the ongoing theft of your tax dollars for Israel by the US Government.

Both the 1976 Symington Amendment to the 1961 Foreign Appropriations Act and the Glenn Act forbid the US Government from giving financial aid to any nation with nuclear weapons technology that has not signed the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty and allowed IAEA inspections, as Israel continues to refuse to do.

Every single penny of your tax dollars collected by the US Government and sent to Israel is a theft. Israel is stealing your tax money, aided and abetted by the US Government.

Apr 09 07:52

VIDEO: Landocracy: Submit, or Fight!

WARNING: may contain profanity, albeit justifiable in light of current sociopolitical context.



Apr 09 07:45

Kyrgyzstan moves to shut US-run Menas air base

Kyrgyzstan's new leaders have said they intend to remove a US military base, which currently serves as the premier air mobility hub for the US-led forces in Afghanistan, from their soil.

The interim government led by ex-foreign minister Roza Otunbayeva, has said it wants the US base, Manas, closed down for security reasons.

The remarks came amid growing uncertainty over whether the new Kyrgyz authorities would allow the US to use the base.

Russia, which itself maintains an air base at Kant, just 20 miles from Manas, has been keen to block US military presence in the region.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Read that last part again. If the US tries to force their airbase on the new government of Kyrgyzstan, it will mean war with Russia.

Apr 09 07:41

Number of church abuse cases rises

The number of cases of child abuse reported to the Danish Catholic Church has risen to 17 and an 18th man has told media that he was abused by a priest who is still an active member of the church in Zealand.

Apr 09 07:40

New Allegations of Vatican Sex Coverups

Allegations have surfaced that the late pontiff John Paul ll blocked an investigation of a pedophile cardinal, promoted senior church officials despite allegations they had raped children, and covered up innumerable cases of sexual abuse of children during his 26-year papacy have cast a cloud over his path to sainthood.

Apr 09 07:39

Church swamped by priest abuse claims

Norway's Roman Catholic Church received so many email tip-offs about possible paedophile priests following revelations of abuse by a bishop that its computer crashed, a senior cleric said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I told you not to baptize that thing!



Apr 09 07:33

Vatican, Canadian church officials tried to keep sex scandal secret

A 1993 letter focuses on protecting the church’s image by preventing public knowledge of Bernard Prince’s abuse of altar boys

Apr 09 07:33

On the Multiple Death Threats I Have Received

The threats have come not from anonymous callers, but from identifiable people here in the United States who have put their threats in writing, to be carried out by their hired guns. I believe these people are delusional. They actually think they have a right to kill me, "for my own good". I am hoping you can provide some guidance on what precautions I should take to protect me from these people.

Here is the situation.....

Apr 09 07:32

Woman Assaulted by Priest Settles Suit Against Newark Archdiocese

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Newark and the Diocese of Orlando have settled a lawsuit brought by a woman assaulted in 2004 by a priest who broke into her house in Florida.

Apr 09 07:31

Priest rapes teenage boy at gunpoint!

A Catholic priest from a rural parish west of San Antonio is accused in a lawsuit filed Thursday of sexually assaulting a 16-year-old boy at gunpoint and during private catechism sessions two years ago.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I can't wait to see how the buy-bull bangers try to explain this one away!



Apr 09 07:27

The Coming European Debt Wars

Government debt in Greece is just the first in a series of European debt bombs that are set to explode. The mortgage debts in post-Soviet economies and Iceland are more explosive. Although these countries are not in the Eurozone, most of their debts are denominated in euros. Some 87% of Latvia’s debts are in euros or other foreign currencies, and are owed mainly to Swedish banks, while Hungary and Romania owe euro-debts mainly to Austrian banks. So their government borrowing by non-euro members has been to support exchange rates to pay these private-sector debts to foreign banks, not to finance a domestic budget deficit as in Greece.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It is time to realize that it is the banking system as practiced in Europe and the US which is the problem. The Founding Fathers of this nation had good reason to set up the quite revolutionary economic system they did in 1776. That system was a threat to the wealth and power of Europe's banking clans, and three times they have succeeded in subverting America's monetary system to their own ends, with disastrous results.

Now those same bankers want to take the same system that has wrecked all these nations, and force it upon the world as a whole. That millions will starve and lose their homes is a small price to pay for another huge yacht!

Apr 09 07:23

Lawsuit claims priest was relocated

The suit says Bishop John T. Steinbock met privately with the teen for two hours in 1993, and Steinbock promised Ceniza would no longer be a priest or have access to children.

The suit says the plaintiff felt the problem had been addressed. The youth did not go to the police, nor did he seek any lawsuit remedy.

But a year ago, amid publicity in another Fresno diocese case that alleged priests suspected of molestation were secretly moved to another parish, the man decided to look into what happened to Ceniza. The lawsuit alleges Ceniza remains a priest working in the Philippines.

Apr 09 07:13

Lowey undermines American interests in the Middle East

Wouldn't it be outrageous for an elected American official to deliberately undermine our national interests in the service of a foreign government? Well, this is precisely what Rep. Nita Lowey, D-Harrison, did during the Israeli prime minister's recent visit to Washington.

Apr 09 07:10

Bilderberg To Prolong Global Financial Recession For Another Year

The Bilderberg Group will meet this year in Spain and continue to advance their agenda for world economic governance while agreeing to prolong the global financial recession for another year, according to Bilderberg sleuth Jim Tucker, who has discovered through his routinely accurate inside sources that the conference will take place from June 3-6.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

What kind of sub-human coldly decides to prolong the suffering of hundreds of millions of human beings for another year?



Apr 09 06:34

Opium and the CIA: Can the US Triumph in the Drug-Addicted War in Afghanistan?

Alfred McCoy’s important new article (TomDispatch, posted on Global Research, April 5, 2010) deserves to mobilize Congress for a serious revaluation of America’s ill-considered military venture in Afghanistan. The answer to the question he poses in his title – “Can Anyone Pacify the World's Number One Narco-State? – is amply shown by his impressive essay to be a resounding “No!” . . . not until there is fundamental change in the goals and strategies both of Washington and of Kabul.

He amply documents that

• the Afghan state of Hamid Karzai is a corrupt narco-state, to which Afghans are forced to pay bribes each year $2.5 billion, a quarter of the nation’s economy;

Apr 09 06:32

MISERY FOR MOTORISTS AS PETROL HITS £6 A GALLON

THE £6 gallon arrived at Britain’s petrol pumps yesterday as motorists continue to be hammered by Labour.

Unleaded hit an average of 119.9p a litre for the first time ever, breaking the previous July 2008 record of 119.7p.

But some forecourts are already charging 131.9p a litre – just a penny short of the £6 gallon.

Apr 09 06:26

FDA finally admits that asthma drugs can actually cause serious asthma attacks

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently issued new restrictions for four popular long-acting asthma drugs. Novartis AG's Foradil, GlaxoSmithKline's Serevent and Advair, and AstraZeneca's Symbicort, all contain an ingredient that relaxes airway muscles in the lungs which can cause asthma-related death. If not accompanied by other asthma drugs to offset this life-threatening side effect, the consequences could be fatal.



Apr 09 06:24

Netanyahu ducks out of Obama nuclear conference fearing that Muslim countries will demand Israel disarm

Isreal's prime minister has ducked out of a nuclear summit hosted by Barack Obama in fear that Muslim powers will push for his country to disarm.

Benjamin Netanyahu plans to send a deputy to the American President's Nuclear Security Summit in Washington instead.

Netanyahu decided to cancel 'after learning that some countries including Egypt and Turkey plan to say Israel must sign the NPT', an Israeli official said today.

Apr 09 06:14

The Effectiveness of Air Marshals

They are averaging slightly over four arrests each year by the entire agency. In other words, we are spending approximately $200 million per arrest. Let me repeat that: we are spending approximately $200 million per arrest.

Apr 09 06:10

Nuking the Mullahs

Back in August 2005, I broke the story that Dick Cheney and the Pentagon were working on a contingency plan to use tactical nuclear weapons in an attack on Iran’s nuclear facilities. The nukes would be used because they were the only effective way to destroy the hardened sites, many of which are located deep underground. I also reported that the contingency plan would kick in if there were another major terrorist attack against the United States, whether or not Iran was actually involved. It would use the terrorist action as a justification for taking preemptive action and employing nukes would serve as a warning to Iran that any retaliation would result in possible additional nuclear strikes.

Apr 09 05:41

329 Pasco County Teaching Jobs Could Be Lost

In 2008 I ran for state representative, the main point of my platform was education reform. I believed at that time the direction the legislature was taking with education was counter-productive, if not self-destructive. Since the last election cycle we’ve seen the education sector in Florida hit hard by the depression we’re experiencing in this state...



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Apr 09 04:27

Eustace Mullins: THE MAGICAL MONEY MACHINE-THE FED

Eustace Mullins points the finger directly at the International Central Bankers as the enemy of all countries.Very much worth watching.

Apr 09 03:35

AIPAC Confronts Its Worst Fear - Daylight

In that radical handbook on the workings of American society, the Wizard of Oz never recovered once Dorothy pulled back the curtain of her own innocence. One would like to believe that AIPAC will never recover from a brutal spring that has exposed its real interests to the American public. Even supporters of the Jewish state have criticized the American Israel Public Affairs Committee for fully taking Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's side in his battle with Barack Obama over settlements, and during its recent annual conference, the lobby looked wobbly and defensive.

April 8, 2010

Apr 08 22:45

Israeli PM Netanyahu pulls out of US nuclear summit

Mr Netanyahu made the decision after learning that Egypt and Turkey intended to raise the issue of Israel's presumed nuclear arsenal, the officials said.

Apr 08 19:53

AP admits Israel's nuclear program, too!

http://www.breitbart.com/article.php?id=D9EV954G0&show_article=1

Israeli PM calls off trip to nuclear conference
Apr 8 10:36 PM US/Eastern
By MARK LAVIE
Associated Press Writer

JERUSALEM (AP) - Israel's Prime Minister called off his trip to Washington next week to attend a conference on the spread of nuclear weapons, officials in his office said, fearing Israel would be singled out over its own nuclear program.

Ooooops.

Apr 08 19:41

RNC hires corrupt former AIPAC rep

How fascinating - this Washington Post article mentions Neil Alpert's past scandal tied to baseball but not his connection to AIPAC.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/04/04/AR2010...

Mentioned in this story from 2007, though....

http://www.jweekly.com/article/full/33112/ex-aipac-staffer-hit-by-wash...

Apr 08 17:12

No One Is Safe: Insurgent Attacks on Civilians in Thailand’s Southern Border Provinces

Over 4000 Thai have been killed by Muslim insurgents in the Southern Border Provinces of Thailand. All non-Muslims are targeted. Teachers, medical personnel and Buddhist monks are specifically targeted, murdered and frequently beheaded. This 2007 report clearly shows the nature of the radical Islamic beast the West is dealing with.

Apr 08 17:00

Not All Terrorism: Obama Tries To Change Subject

“Of all the subversive acts ever in the history of the United States of America, and even during this post-American Administration, this one is the killer: Barack Obama plans to remove all discussion of Islam and jihad from the central document of our national security strategy. Under Bush, the National Security Strategy document declared: “The struggle against militant Islamic radicalism is the great ideological conflict of the early years of the 21st century. Now it won't say anything about "militant Islamic radicalism" at all.”

Apr 08 16:36

Racism in Israel Against Sephardic Jews

The ultra-Orthodox network that runs the Beit Yaakov girls school in the West Bank settlement of Immanuel must pay NIS 5,000 for every day it continues to violate an August court order requiring it to eliminate any vestige of ethnic discrimination at the school, the High Court of Justice ruled Wednesday.

Seventy-four girls, mostly of Ashkenazi origin, have been studying in an adjacent unauthorized school since the court, along with the Education Ministry, called on the school to stop holding separate classes for Ashkenazi and Sephardi students.

Apr 08 16:31

George W. Bush 'knew Guantánamo prisoners were innocent'

George W. Bush, Dick Cheney and Donald Rumsfeld covered up that hundreds of innocent men were sent to the Guantánamo Bay prison camp because they feared that releasing them would harm the push for war in Iraq and the broader War on Terror, according to a new document obtained by The Times.

The accusations were made by Lawrence Wilkerson, a top aide to Colin Powell, the former Republican Secretary of State, in a signed declaration to support a lawsuit filed by a Guantánamo detainee. It is the first time that such allegations have been made by a senior member of the Bush Administration.

Apr 08 16:17

UK troops trained by firing at ‘replica mosques’

A political and religious uproar has erupted in Great Britain over news that the British Army trained troops for the Afghanistan mission by having them fire on replica mosques.

Apr 08 16:06

Israel launches ground incursion into Gaza Strip

...a ground incursion into the Gaza Strip with its troops entering the south of the long-blockaded coastal sliver.

Apr 08 16:05

BREAKING! MSNBC ADMITS ISREAL HAS NUCLEAR WEAPONS!

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Since 1976, every single penny of that money has been illegal; a crime committed by the US Government against the American people. all that money the US sends to Israel is a CRIME AGAINST THE AMERICAN PEOPLE. Israel, a nuclear power with a not-so-clandestine weapons factory underneath Dimona, has never signed the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty despite requests to do so from both the US and UN. The Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 was amended by the Symington Amendment (Section 669 of the FAA) in 1976. It bans U.S. economic, and military assistance, and export credits to countries that deliver or receive, acquire or transfer nuclear enrichment technology when they do not comply with IAEA regulations and inspections. This provision, as amended, is now also contained in Section 101 of the Arms Export Control Act (AECA).

The Glenn Amendment (Section 670) was later adopted in 1977, and provided the same sanctions against countries that acquire or transfer nuclear reprocessing technology or explode or transfer a nuclear device. This provision, as amended, is now contained in Section 102 of the Arms Export Control Act (AECA).

Apr 08 15:59

Google Gives the US Government Access To Gmail

"Google condemns the Chinese Government for censoring its results, and Australia for planning to do the same. Meanwhile, its lawyers and security experts have told employees to 'be intentionally vague about whether or not we've given access to end-user accounts,' according to engineer James Tarquin, hinting that Google may be sharing its data with the US government. Perhaps Australia's most hated communications minister, Steven Conroy, could be right in his criticism of Google's privacy record after all."

Apr 08 15:54

First oxygen-free animals found

Scientists have found the first animals that can survive and reproduce entirely without oxygen, deep on the floor of the Mediterranean Sea.

Apr 08 15:52

Netanyahu cancels trip to U.S. nuclear summit

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu canceled a planned trip to Washington, where he was scheduled to participate in a nuclear security summit hosted by U.S. President Barack Obama, government officials said.

Apr 08 15:49

Newfound Asteroid Will Fly Close by Earth Thursday

A newly discovered asteroid will zip close by Earth Thursday, but poses no threat of crashing into our planet even though it is passing within the orbit of the moon.

The asteroid, called 2010 GA6, is a relatively small space rock about 71 feet (22 meters) wide and was discovered by astronomers with the Catalina Sky Survey in Tucson, Az. The space rock will fly within the orbit of the moon when it passes Earth Thursday at 7:06 p.m. EDT (2306 GMT), but NASA astronomers said not to worry...the planet is safe.

Apr 08 15:39

The Desperation of the propaganda machine.

According to ABC:

Qatari diplomat + smoking on board = Al Qaeda.

Apr 08 15:25

CrimeX Gold “Bust” To Cause Gold Price Collapse?

Please go to commentary with the above title!

I will attempt to address the following here in this piece.
1. Comex “crash” may not induce the “parabolic rise” some are waiting for.
2. “Elite” may well actually allow this to happen as they could care less and most will have no recourse in such an event.
3. A gold “bust” could actually be the cause of some type of “meltdown” that we do not see coming besides munis, cdo’s, cds etc.
And of course to continue to debunk “gold will be the new currency and the only way to survive” fear and greed based mandate of “gold bugs”

Apr 08 14:02

What a VAT Means for the Economy

Apr 08 13:58

Obama's assassination list

Apr 08 13:31

Climate talks resume following Copenhagen setback

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"If at first you don't succeed, lie, lie again!

Apr 08 13:25

State No. 6 tells feds to stuff their gun regs

A sixth state – Arizona – now has declared that guns made and kept inside its borders essentially are free from federal application, registration and ownership regulations in a surging movement among states that one supporter describes as a direct challenge to "a government monopoly on the supply of firearms."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The states' revolt against Federal Authority has begun!

Apr 08 13:17

The Guy Who Stole All Our Money Now Wants to Steal Our Paycheck, Too

Ben Bernanke has funneled trillions of dollars worth of bailouts, guarantees and sweetheart deals to U.S. (and foreign - and see this) banks.

This money was pickpocketed from you and me, directly (through government spending) and indirectly (increasing debt costs, future inflation, etc).

Bernanke is now calling for tax increases and raised the possibility of reductions in entitlements such as Medicare and Social Security.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

About ten years ago I warned you that Social Security was being looted of the baby-boomer cash setaside to balance the Federal Government's books. And I warned that since this looting (called "loans") occurred during what was claimed to be an economic boom time, there could never be a condition under which the government could put that money back. This meant that either taxes would be raised to replace the looted funds, or the benefits already paid for would be canceled, or both.

And here we are.

And now I am warning you again. We are in the final days of the United States Federal Government and they are simply looting the people for all they can get before they skedaddle to the border, and they will go on looting you as long as you continue to allow it to happen.

You didn't listen before.

Apr 08 12:58

Sea Ice Comparison: 1980 / 2010

Apr 08 12:50

EVEN MSNBC IS CALLING THE FEDERAL RESERVE BANKING SYSTEM A "CON"

Apr 08 12:48

Internet provider defies digital bill

One of the UK's three biggest internet service providers has vowed not to co-operate with measures to combat file-sharing set out in the government's controversial digital economy bill, expected to receive royal assent within days.

TalkTalk, with more than 4 million UK internet users, said that "many draconian proposals remain" in the bill, including some that would allow content companies to force internet service providers (ISPs) to block the connections of customers suspected of online copyright infringement.

Apr 08 12:44

IGNORING THE ZIONIST BOOGEYMAN

And above all, heaven help us, maybe peace is a good thing, something that consists of more than just the existential dangers about which we’re constantly being warned.

Apr 08 12:44

‘PREEMPTIVE PROSECUTIONS’

“If this is the punishment for building homes, building schools, and feeding needy families then I’m proud to be behind bars. They can control my body but they can’t control my soul.”
Ghassan Elashi, Holy Land Foundation
Now serving a 65 year prison sentence.

Apr 08 12:43

NY Times: Treasury Department Plans to Review TurboTax After Retired Federal Worker Finds Double Deduction in Software

A flaw in the most recent version of TurboTax, the nation’s most popular tax-preparation software, may have caused thousands of retired federal employees to overstate their medical deductions and unwittingly underpay the IRS, according to federal officials.

Apr 08 12:41

Wall street's Naked short Swindle, $3.87 trillion dollar lawsuit.

Apr 08 12:14

Bernanke: We Must Raise Taxes and Cut Services • Sane People: No, We Only Need to Stop Endless Bail Outs, Imperial Adventures and Fraudulent Schemes

This week, both Bernanke and Volcker called for tax increases. Bernanke has also raised the possibility of reductions in entitlements such as Medicare and Social Security.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Apr 08 12:02

Iraq War Vet: "We Were Told To Just Shoot People, And The Officers Would Take Care of Us"

I remember one woman walking by," said Jason Washburn, a corporal in the US Marines who served three tours in Iraq. He told the audience at the Winter Soldier hearings that took place March 13-16, 2008, in Silver Spring, Maryland, "She was carrying a huge bag, and she looked like she was heading toward us, so we lit her up with the Mark 19, which is an automatic grenade launcher, and when the dust settled, we realized that the bag was full of groceries. She had been trying to bring us food and we blew her to pieces."

Apr 08 12:01

How Many Americans Does It Take To Slaughter A 3rd World Child?

How many Americans have been involved in the collateral slaying of children in America's wars and bombings within defenseless populations of the so called underdeveloped world since the end of World War Two?

Apr 08 11:37

FOUND: Phallic Images in Vatican Architecture. Does This Help Explain Sexual Turmoil of Pedophile Priests?

When the sun shines just right through carefully crafted trimmings around St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican Square, these phallic images appear, my God, they’re even circumcised.

Apr 08 10:47

The Shylocks meet the Fagins by Gilad Atzmon

In Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice Shylock is a Jewish moneylender, a character who has become a name of the ultimate heartless usurer. In the play Shylock lends money to his Christian rival, Antonio, setting the bond at a pound of Antonio's flesh. Once Antonio fails to pay his loan back, Shylock demands the pound of flesh in return. Though Shylock is just a fictional character, the willingness to attach a price tag to blood or human flesh is rather revealing.

Charles Dickens’ Fagin is a fictional Jewish villain who appears in Oliver Twist. Fagin is the leader of a children’s pick-pocketing gang. In exchange for their services Fagin gives the children a roof over their heads. Fagin is a literary symbol of the total exploitation of the poor and the innocent.

Apr 08 10:29

Las Vegas Schools Facing 1,000 Layoffs

Cash-strapped Clark County school trustees are poised to lay off more than 1,000 employees by July 1 unless the Las Vegas-based district can find another way to close a big budget shortfall.

Apr 08 10:29

A SPECIAL PLACE IN HELL FOR ZIONIST MIND CONTROL

According to the twisted logic of the zionist ‘mind’ it’s OK for Canadian schoolchildren to be exposed to sexually explicit ad campaigns promoting tourism to Israel, BUT a book depicting the real life of a young Palestinian child ‘must be removed from reading lists and libraries’.

Critics feel the novel — told from the Palestinian viewpoint with characters’ opinions about the conflict ranging from peaceful resistance to militancy, with Amani choosing non-violence — could result in discrimination.

Apr 08 10:28

CHURCH LEADERS CONDEMN ISRAEL AND ‘CHRISTIAN’ ZIONISM IN PARTICULAR

Church leaders condemn Israel and Christian Zionism.

Apr 08 10:28

SUPPORT OF ISRAEL IS SUPPORT OF ETHNIC CLEANSING FROM A TO X … FOURTH IN A SERIES

As the 62nd anniversary of the founding of the state of Israel approaches, DesertPeace will present documentary evidence as to why this is a state NOT to be supported by the rest of humanity.

Today’s segment deals with the crimes committed against the Palestinian citizens living in Jerusalem by the zionists…..
This is what you support when you support Israel…..

Apr 08 09:27

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke sounds a warning on growing deficit

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke warned Wednesday that Americans may have to accept higher taxes or changes in cherished entitlements such as Medicare and Social Security if the nation is to avoid staggering budget deficits that threaten to choke off economic growth.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Memo to Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke: how about this country stopping funding for these immoral and illegal wars without end to start to bring the Federal deficit down?!?

Oh, I forgot: that would be logical.

Apr 08 09:24

Initial jobless claims increase unexpectedly

The number of newly laid-off workers seeking unemployment benefits rose last week, a sign that jobs remain scarce even as the economy recovers.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

One has to wonder: precisely for whom is this economy recovering, except for Congress, banks, and the big brokerages?!?

Apr 08 09:14

At the Geopolitical Crossroads of China and Russia: Kyrgyzstan And The Battle For Central Asia

Which direction the next Kyrgyz government takes will have repercussions far beyond the nation's small size and population (slightly over five million).

It could affect U.S. and NATO plans for the largest military offensive of the Afghan war scheduled to begin in two months in Kandahar province.

It could determine the future of the Collective Security Treaty Organization and the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, the two major potential barriers to Western military penetration of vast tracts of Eurasia.

The stakes could hardly be higher.

Apr 08 09:12

Israel in OECD: Israel Set to Join Club of Richest Nations

After painstaking efforts, it looks as though Israel might be admitted to the OECD this year, even though the conditions of extreme poverty in which its Arab population is kept fly in the face of the organization’s accession criteria. Tel-Aviv intends to exploit its presence in the OECD to legitimize its apartheid economy both at home and in the illegally-annexed territories.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Israel a "richest nation?" On YOUR tax dollars!!!!

Apr 08 09:10

US-NATO War Plan Undermined? Kyrgyzstan Upheaval Endangers US Route to Afghanistan

The US military is keeping a wary eye on the uprising in Kyrgyzstan, as it may affect a US military base in the Central Asian nation that supplies troops in Afghanistan, the US daily New York Times reported Thursday.

Opposition leaders had criticized the US for courting an authoritarian president while also hailing democracy, a situation they called embarrassing.

That same opposition movement now appears set to take over power, placing the future of the base in doubt. Kyrgyz media had previously reported that the US planned to expand its presence in the country, which dates back to 2001.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

If the new Kyrgyzstan government demands that this base be shut down in the near term, one has to wonder just how the Obama administration will respond.

Apr 08 09:09

10 Million Americans Disappeared during the Great Depression Time

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The above photo is not of Nazi Germany in the 1930s, but of the United States. Those are Americans starving to death while the bankers grow rich with the aid of the Federal Government. And it is going to happen again if you let it.

Apr 08 09:00

Catholic Sex-Abuse Scandal Poised to Return

As a new worldwide outcry over molestation by priests engulfs the Roman Catholic Church, a pair of lawsuits is poised to reignite the sex-abuse scandal that battered the reputation of the San Diego diocese and spurred its bid for bankruptcy.

Apr 08 08:59

Oregon, Washington give drivers more time for studded tires as storm approaches

The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for Thursday and Friday in both states, forecasting heavy snow in the Cascades. The service recommends mountain travel only in an emergency.

Apr 08 08:58

Israeli Tanks Invade Northern Areas Of The Gaza Strip And Destroy Farm Lands

A number of Israeli tanks and bulldozers invaded on Wednesday midday farm lands close to the northern Gaza Strip boarders with Israeli and destroyed farm lands.

The lands are privately owned by Palestinian farmers from the nearby town of Jabalya, local sources reported.

Witnesses said that tanks advanced 500 meters inside the border area and opened fire at residents’ homes while bulldozers destroyed crops and trees. No injuries were reported.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

These actions are part of Israel's multi-faceted "final solution" for Palestinians.

What will ultimately follow will be the complete annexation of the West Bank, Gaza, and East Jerusalem, then a forcible expulsion of any Palestinians left standing in those areas.

Apr 08 08:55

F-16s scrambled to escort plane into Denver

The North American Aerospace Defense Command says two F-16 jets were scrambled from a Colorado air base to intercept a plane headed into Denver's airport Wednesday night.

A North American Aerospace spokesman, John Cornelio, says the jets from Buckley Air Force Base escorted the plane to Denver.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Wow! Those F-16s got to that plane really fast. Just about as fast as the jets that intercepted Payne Stewart's runaway Learjet!

What a shame the F-16s were not that fast on 9-11!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Apr 08 08:52

Slavoj Žižek: ‘We face an apocalyptic crisis of the commons’ -

[The] modern crisis of the commons will be the battle ground upon which the future is decided. If Berlusconi and his ilk have their way, ‘Groucho Marx Authoritarianism’ may lead us to a tomorrow where we have the ‘freedom’ to choose between a hundred different types of toothpaste but no freedom to dethrone those who oppress us. If the neoliberal capitalists retain power, we may be led into a future where a ‘beneficent’ elite supports half the world’s poor with philanthropy and charity. If the crisis of the commons isn’t responsibly addressed, we may be led into a future where privacy is some obscure idea in history books and mega-media conglomerates are free to undercut our agency by targeting us with neuralmarketing. If our commons aren’t protected we won’t have the freedom to be free.

Apr 08 08:50

State Dept Praises Israel for Pushing Iran Sanctions

The push for sanctions has stalled, however, as Israeli demands for to cripple the Iranian economy meet Chinese and Russian opposition. The official warned that a failure to pass the sanctions after so many threats to do so would serious damage the UN Security Council’s “authority.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And Israel's continued defiance of the United Nations doesn't!?!

Apr 08 08:49

A SPECIAL PLACE IN HELL FOR ZIONIST MIND CONTROL

According to the twisted logic of the zionist ‘mind’ it’s OK for Canadian schoolchildren to be exposed to sexually explicit ad campaigns promoting tourism to Israel, BUT a book depicting the real life of a young Palestinian child ‘must be removed from reading lists and libraries’.

Apr 08 08:48

Jewish group to fight 'over the top' racial tension

The Jewish Defence League of Canada is planning on setting up shop in Ottawa with one simple message: “Don’t mess with us.”

Meir Weinstein, the league’s national director, claims there is a “disturbing trend” of racial tension between Arabs and Jews in Ottawa, highlighted by an apparently anti-Semitic attack on a pair of Carleton University students in Gatineau earlier this week.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And now we know why there was an attack outside a Gatineau bar last week.

As a side note, the JDL is listed as a terror group here in the United States. Their former leader, Irv Rubin, was arrested for planning to bomb a US Congressman and a Mosque but was conveniently suicided before an embarrassing public trial.

Apr 08 08:45

A Debt Level Great Enough To Threaten The Dollar Rating

The US dollar is particularly vulnerable because of its staggering debt even though it is the world reserve currency. In fact the debt is so onerous that we believe the quality rating of the dollar could be lowered by the end of the year. Many other currencies face the same dilemma and in the final analysis only gold will be worth what it is today or in the future.

Apr 08 08:44

Holocaust Day

Probably, most Israelis do not know either one of the passages. Probably, after reading them, they don’t comprehend them. Let me be brutal and use a language you understand. What God wants is that you show love and compassion to other humans. Instead, you have recently been defined as terrorists by the Human Rights Commission of the UN.

Would Rabbi Schmeck contact me after reading this article and ask for a clear definition of “love and compassion?”

Apr 08 08:43

NO JOKE : Airline considers passenger lavatory use free

Fresh on the heels of one budget airline announcing that it will ask passengers to pay extra to bring carry-on bags on board, another is considering charging them for using the lavatory.

Apr 08 08:39

the pedo priests are trying to cover ...

I am starting to think that any parent who takes their kids to catholic churches from now on should lose custody. Taking your kid where you know sex offenders hang out is inexcusable!!!

Apr 08 08:38

Former priest admits to molesting teenagers

Apr 08 08:37

Catholic Priest's Gay Sex Tryst Caught on Tape - Vatican

Apr 08 08:36

Priests Rape Boys

Apr 08 08:34

McCain's Mavericky Maverick Denial: The Videotape, Unlike the Senator, Doesn't Lie...

The unraveling is reaching a bizarre peak. A couple of weeks ago McCrusty did the unthinkable: he brought hopey-changey mavericky Sarah Palin to Arizona to campaign with him. By golly, this is the same Palin who almost single-handedly imploded McCain's 2008 presidential bid. The same Palin who, you betchya, was called a diva and a nit-wit by top McCain advisors post-election. But also the same Palin who seems to be the Tea Baggers' porn star. And without those angry, deficit-hatin' Tea Baggers, who prefer Hayworth, McCain's reality-show days could be rapidly approaching. But, the Arizonans who voted for McCain all these years aren't Tea Baggers. In fact, they like him because he's a maverick.

Webmaster's Commentary: 
Apr 08 08:31

PM: Israel to face no pressure at nuclear meeting

Israel's prime minister said Wednesday he does not expect to face pressure over the country's alleged nuclear program at a high-profile conference next week because the world knows Israel is not a "terrorist regime."

"I'm not concerned that anyone would think that Israel is a terrorist regime," Netanyahu told reporters. "Everybody knows a terrorist and rogue regime when they see one, and believe me, they see quite a few around Israel."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The bovine excrement meter just sucked all of its valves on those statements!

Apr 08 08:20

Digital economy bill rushed through wash-up in late night session

Government drops clause on orphan works but inserts amendment criticised as over-broad which could block sites based on 'intent'.

This bill will potentially affect anyone connectiong to the internet in the UK. Check out how few MPs debated the subject.

Apr 08 08:20

State Dept Praises Israel for Pushing Iran Sanctions

As the US and its Western allies continue to press for “crippling” sanctions against Iran, the belief that the endless sanction pushes are driven in no small measure by Israel’s long-standing war of words with Iran is ever-present.

But rarely is that belief spoken overtly, particularly by those advocating the sanctions. Yet today an unnamed highly placed member of the US State Department openly praised Israel for being “extremely active” in pressing for the sanctions.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Unflipping believable.

And just who is this alleged "...highly placed member of the US State Department, making this claim, and why do they refuse to be identified?!?

Israel understands full well that they are not going to get sanctions from the UN, so whatever sanctions will be placed will be bi-lateral, or multi-lateral sanctions which will simply be a prelude to a war.

Israel fully expects that this war will be fought by the US, just as happened in the war against Iraq, to "neutralize" yet another of Israel's "existential threats" in the region.

Apr 08 08:17

Evidence That Iran Is Developing Nukes? Don’t Expect Any This Time Around

The political class in America has apparently learned its lesson from the reign of George II when it comes to fabricating evidence to induce needless wars. Serving up false evidence can get a politician into trouble if it looks like he is intentionally trying to mislead the public into dying and killing for pointless or idiotic reasons. Given this, why risk fabricating evidence if you don’t have to? If your electorate is stupid or gullible enough to believe anything you, a lying politician, say, why not simply omit evidence altogether?

Apr 08 08:13

US Won’t Impose Peace Plan on Israel

Reports emerging earlier in the day that President Obama was considering submitting a new peace proposal by the fall were met with consternation by the Israeli government and a quick reassurance by the State Department that all American proposals are strictly optional for the Netanyahu government.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

When it comes to Israel, Obama is just as completely impotent and sycophantic as his predecessors.

Because he will not use the only weapon he really has here, which is the complete cessation of all military and financial aid to Israel (every penny of which illegal, by the way, under the terms of the Symington Amendment), we can expect to see the following happen.

There will be a complete annexation of the West Bank, Gaza, and East Jerusalem, followed by a forced deportation of any Palestinians left standing.

Israel doesn't want "peace" with the Palestinians; it wants territory, and by any means necessary.

Apr 08 08:12

NHS left with 34m stockpile of swine flu jabs

Health Secretary Andy Burnham said: "I am pleased we have reached an agreement that is good value for the taxpayer and means that the department has retained a strategic stockpile to protect the UK population without incurring a cancellation fee."

It is also possible the vaccine could be used to combat seasonal flu this winter as it is thought the swine flu virus will become the dominant strain.

This is a good reason not to get the seasonal flu jab

Apr 08 08:08

Church scandal: Paedophile monks released

Two paedophile monks jailed for New Zealand's most notorious Catholic sexual abuse scandal have been released on parole, each serving less than half their sentences in prison.

Apr 08 08:08

FBI: No Explosives Found on United Jet in Denver

A US security official said, "it may have been a massive misunderstanding" and the diplomat's statement may have been a "sarcastic" comment when he was confronted by two air marshals who had been told by flight attendants that smoke was coming from the lavatory.

Apr 08 08:08

As Tensions Grow, US Alleges Karzai ‘Drug Abuse’

Tit-for-tat mean spirited allegations seem to be the order of the day as the relationship between the Obama Administration and Afghan President Hamid Karzai continues to worsen. The latest allegation, coming from former US envoy Peter Galbraith, is that Karzai’s recent outbursts are a consequence of the “impulsive” president’s “drug abuse.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

One has to wonder if Karzai is on track to get "neutralized" by the US and/or NATO before he can proceed with a true reconciliation with the Taliban.

Such a move may well mean a renewed Afghan government insistence on a rapid draw-down of foreign troops in Afghanistan, far before the installation of those pipelines with which to control Eurasian oil can be accomplished.

Apr 08 08:03

The Real Story On Census Fines

ssue #1: What Is the Fine for Refusing to Fill Out and Send In the Decennial Census Form?

The question is, if an individual or family, as an act of civil disobedience or otherwise, is found to have refused or willfully failed to answer any census question, is that individual subject to a fine of up to $100, a fine for each unanswered question of up to $100 (making the total fine for the decennial census form up to $1,000) or a fine of up to $5,000? A related question is whether the fine for refusal to answer questions on the decennial census is the same as for refusal to answer questions on the American Community Survey.

Apr 08 08:00

US trying to woo EU back to terror finance program

Attorney General Eric Holder is in Spain trying to revive a Bush-era counterterrorism program that the U.S. views as a key tool in tracking terrorist money transfers but European Union lawmakers reject because of civil liberties concerns.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The EU has at least some semblance of concern for civil liberties, which has evaporated completely on the part of the US government.

Apr 08 07:57

NATO Admits U.S. Forces Killed Innocent Pregnant Women in Afghanistan

U.S. Special Operations commandoes in February mistakenly killed five Afghans, including two pregnant women, and then tried to cover up their mistake.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"But you know, we cannot rule out the possibility that one of those unborn fetuses might have joined Al Qaeda and helped smuggle an Iranian nookular bomb into Disneyland somewhere down the road, so really, this is a good thing!" -- Official White Horse Souse

Apr 08 07:55

Cancer patients on the rise in Gaza

Dr. Yousef Ibrahim, the head of the environment quality authority, said on Tuesday that the number of cancer and kidney failure patients in the Gaza Strip is on the rise as a result of the Israeli use of depleted uranium and phosphorus bombs in the war on Gaza last year.

Ibrahim, in a statement to the PIC, said that the poisonous and dangerous material used by the Israeli occupation forces during that war had infiltrated into the Palestinian soil as well as into the bodies of the victims and casualties of that war.

He said that uranium, zinc, mercury and cobalt, which are cancerous materials, are now found in the Gaza soil.

Apr 08 07:53

Kyrgyz Opposition Forms Interim Government Backed By The Army

An opposition coalition proclaimed a new interim government Thursday after a violent uprising in Kyrgyzstan and said it would rule until elections are held in six months. But a respected private news agency said the president had proclaimed in an e-mail that he would not relinquish power.

Kyrgyzstan, which shares a 533-mile (858-kilometer) border with China, is also a gateway to other energy-rich Central Asian countries where China, Russia and the U.S. are competing fiercely for dominance. It is a predominantly Muslim country, but it has remained secular.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

In light of the fact that President Bakiyev has not officially stepped down, things could still get very dicey here in a heartbeat.

And that one-year extension on the US base at Manas will be over toward the end of this year. One has to wonder if the new government will simply ask more money from the US, or tell the US to leave.

Apr 08 07:52

PROPAGANDA ALAERT - Psychologists Explain Iraq Airstrike Video

In recent days, many veterans have made the point that fighters cannot do their jobs without creating psychological distance from the enemy.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This propagandistic bovine excrement is evading the point. These soldiers in the Apache were not doing their job, Their job is NOT to gun down innocent civilians including children and reporters!

The offense here is not the language, although that is what the US Government wants you to think it is, because that they imagine they can make excuses for.

The real issue here is that the US forces are routinely gunning down non-combatants, and there is NO excuse for that. We called it a war crime when the Nazis did it. We called it a war crime when the Japanese did it. It is a war crime when the US does it!

Apr 08 07:49

Qatari diplomat causes bomb scare on U.S. flight after 'trying to sneak a cigarette in the bathroom'

A Qatari diplomat trying to sneak a cigarette in an airplane bathroom prompted a bomb scare on a U.S. flight last night.

Fighter jets were scrambled as air marshals on the plane arrested the man.

When he was asked about the smell of smoke in the bathroom, he joked that he had been trying to light his shoes - an apparent reference to the 2001 so-called 'shoe bomber' Richard Reid.

No explosives were found on the diplomat - named as as Mohammed Al-Madadi - and officials do not believe he was trying to harm anyone.

Apr 08 07:42

Brace Yourself for Obamacare Taxes

Now that President Obama's health-insurance overhaul has become law, we can brace ourselves for the new taxes. What new taxes? Aren't they only on the "rich" and on large companies?

Apr 08 07:41

Study: 1.2 million households lost to recession

Brown represents one of the more than 1.2 million households lost to the recession, according to a report issued this week by the Mortgage Bankers Association that looked at data between 2005 and 2008. That number doesn’t include information from 2009, when job losses and foreclosures continued to rise.

So it's likely that the full impact of the 8.4 million jobs lost and nearly three million homes foreclosed on since the recession began has taken an even bigger toll on the number of American households.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Green shoots of hope" only exist, economically, for Congress members, the large bankers, and the big brokerages out there.

For people like this gentlemen, hope...is just another four letter word.

Apr 08 07:33

Resignation of St. Catharines bishop takes church by surprise

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Another scandal about to surface?

Apr 08 07:19

List of sexually active popes

Since such relationships were sometimes undertaken outside of the bonds of matrimony, and because sometimes the Pope was under a vow of celibacy, the Catholic Church considers these to be grave abuses and causes of scandal. However, it believes it does not undermine the Catholic doctrines considering the authority and succession of the Papacy from Saint Peter the Apostle.

According to standard lists, there have been 265 popes. There are various classifications for those who were sexually active at some time during their life. Periods in parentheses refer to the years of their papacies. There have been thirty-nine popes since 1585. None of them is known to have been sexually active during his papacy.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Considering that they just busted a gay prostitution operation inside the Papal palace a few weeks back, Wikipedia may be a bit out of date on that last statement.

Apr 08 07:06

Regulating Wall Street and the Economy

Regulating Wall Street and the Economy

MSNBC’s Dylan Ratigan is joined by Rep. Alan Grayson, D-Fla., and Bill Fleckenstein, president of Fleckenstein Capital, to talk about the financial reform bill and to debate whether more power should be given to the Federal Reserve after it may have heavily contributed to the financial crisis.

WATCH...

Apr 08 06:59

Excusing the sick pilots

For the bovine excrement meter!!

Psychologists Explain Iraq Airstrike Video

In recent days, many veterans have made the point that fighters cannot do their jobs without creating psychological distance from the enemy. One reason that the soldiers seemed as if they were playing a video game is that, in a morbid but necessary sense, they were.

Apr 08 06:58

The Monkey and the Mango Vase

Toppling some of the unbelievably corrupt governments of the west is an idea whose time has come but it’s pointless to focus on the politicians. These are just the ordinary whores plying their trade street side. It’s the bankers that need to come down and have all their money redistributed. It’s the pimps and the crime bosses that you want, not the lying mouthpieces who work for them.

Apr 08 06:51

Iran will strike U.S. troops if attacked: army chief

Iran would respond to any military attack from the United States by hitting U.S. forces stationed in the Middle East, its military commander said on Thursday.

"If America presents Iran with a serious threat and undertakes any measure against Iran, none of the American soldiers who are currently in the region would go back to America alive," Major General Hassan Firouzabadi was quoted as saying by the semi-official Fars news agency.

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Not unexpected. Bet the US leaders are going to claim this is cheating and then have a hissy fit.

Apr 08 06:46

Obama and Medvedev sign nuclear disarmament treaty

The United States and Russia signed a landmark disarmament treaty on Thursday they hope will herald better bilateral ties and raise pressure on countries seeking nuclear weapons to renounce such ambitions.

The agreement will cut strategic nuclear arsenals deployed by the former Cold War foes by 30 percent within seven years but leave each with enough to destroy the other.

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This DEFINITELY puts Israel in a much better position.

Apr 08 06:45

Genetically Engineered ‘EnviroPig’ Waiting for Approval in US and Canada

In the race to genetically engineer food that is tastier and cheaper, Canada’s University of Guelph is instead finding a way to produce meat that may be more environmentally friendly.

Apr 08 06:43

Vatican cardinals claim sex abuse claims have been orchestrated by enemies of the Pope

Vatican cardinals have gone on the offence claiming sex abuse allegations have been orchestrated by enemies of the Pope who resent his opposition to abortion and same-sex marriage.

Apr 08 06:41

Obama ok's US citizen assassinations

The Obama administration has authorized the assassination of an American citizen, Anwar Al-Awlaki who is a Muslim cleric and he is suspected of organizing terrorist attacks against the US. He is now on the top of the FBI's most wanted list. David Swanson says that this is illegal and that if the International Criminal Court has the right to prosecute an American if they had the backing.

Apr 08 06:23

American Monetary Institute (AMI): History of money, monetary reform, public action. 6 of 6

*hyperlinks live at source*

The American Monetary Institute is the world’s leading organization for understanding monetary history and how to reform monetary policy. These six articles reprint AMI’s principle information, available at AMI’s website, with their express permission to share widely:

1.Explaining the need for monetary reform: the heart of our economic crisis
2.Monetary history: synopsis of Stephen Zarlenga’s The Lost Science of Money
3.How to reform our monetary system: understanding the mechanics of creating money
4.The American Monetary Act: monetary reform legislation for Congress (part a and part b)
5.FAQ of monetary reform
6.What can Americans do for monetary reform?

Apr 08 04:40

Cancer vaccine programme suspended after 4 girls die

The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has told Andhra Pradesh and Gujarat to immediately suspend the cervical cancer control vaccination programme for girls. The programme is part of a two-year study to look into the utility of a vaccine in public health programmes and acceptability of Gardasil, the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine made by Merck. Gardasil, available in chemist shops across the country, is marketed in India by MSD Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd.
The programme was marred by controversy after four deaths and complications among 120 girls were reported after vaccination. The girls complained of stomach disorders, epilepsy, headaches and early menarche. Women activists fear the vaccine may impact the mental health of girls who have shown no signs of distress so far.

Apr 08 04:38

What is Thermite Doing in the Dust from 9/11?

Jeanette McKinley, who lived across street from WTC 1, talks about how she collected WTC dust from her apartment and gave it to Dr. Steven Jones.

A scientific presentation given by Dr. Steven E. Jones in Sacramento, California, April 30, 2009

Apr 08 04:02

AMAZING SPEECH BY WAR VETERAN

Our real enemies are not those living in a distant land whose names or policies we don't understand; The real enemy is a system that wages war when it's profitable, the CEOs who lay us off our jobs when it's profitable, the Insurance Companies who deny us Health care when it's profitable, the Banks who take away our homes when it's profitable. Our enemies are not several hundred thousands away. They are right here in front of us
- Mike Prysner

Apr 08 03:53

The Major Jewish American Organizations Defend Israel’s Humiliation Of America

07 April, 2010
By James Petras
When Israel announced a major new Jews-only building project of 1600 homes in occupied East Jerusalem, it was not only “spitting in the face” of visiting Vice President Biden, it was demonstrating its power to humiliate America and Americans. — James Petras

“The Government of Israel has insulted the Vice President of the United States, and spat on the face of the President… they wiped the spit of their faces and smiled politely… as the saying goes: when you spit in the face of a weakling, he pretends that it is raining” — Uri Avnery Israeli Jewish journalist 13/3/2010.

Apr 08 00:14

US 'authorizes' killing of radical Muslim cleric

The rare, if not unprecedented, authorization was given earlier this year in the belief that Awlaki had gone from encouraging attacks on the United States to directly participating in them, the Times said.

Awlaki, who was born in New Mexico but is now based in Yemen, has come under intense scrutiny since being linked to Major Nidal Hassan, a US army psychiatrist who killed 13 people in a shooting rampage at Fort Hood, Texas in November.

April 7, 2010

Apr 07 19:26

Psychiatrists say that being angry is a mental illness

Proposed updates to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) are prompting many to question whether or not the psychiatric profession itself has gone crazy. The latest additions to the alleged "mentally ill" could include hoarders, people who get angry every now and again, lazy people, and even those who get outraged over things like sex and violence on television.

Apr 07 19:23

Did 'Regular' Flu Shot Up Risks for H1N1 Flu?

The traditional seasonal flu vaccine may have increased the risk of infection with pandemic H1N1 swine flu, according to the results of four new studies by Canadian researchers.

In one study, the researchers used an ongoing sentinel monitoring system to assess the frequency of prior vaccination with the seasonal flu vaccine in people diagnosed with H1N1 swine flu in 2009 compared to people without swine flu. The researchers found that seasonal flu vaccination was associated with a 68 percent increased risk of getting swine flu.

Apr 07 19:18

Anger about digital 'stitch-up'

Ministers have been accused of a "stitch-up" to pass laws cracking down on digital piracy before the election.

MPs voiced anger at attempts to rush through the digital economy bill aimed at supporting artists' copyright and tackle illegal file-sharing.

Former minister Tom Watson said it would be a "catastrophic disaster" if the bill went through as constituted.

However, the bill was approved by MPs by a majority of 142 votes and will now pass to the Lords for final approval.

Apr 07 19:10

9/11 heroes likely to suffer 'World Trade Center Cough' for life: study

The so-called "World Trade Center Cough" appears to be permanent.

A sweeping new study of firefighters and EMTs workers who inhaled toxic Ground Zero dust found that their lungs have unexpectedly failed to recover since the 2001 disaster.

"We demonstrated dramatic decline in lung function, mostly in the first six months after 9/11, and these declines persisted with little or no meaningful recovery over the next six-and-a-half years," said Dr. David Prezant, a professor at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the Bronx.

Apr 07 18:42

UCSB Finds Data Linking Orbit Cycle to Ice Age

Can we expect an ice age to start every 36,500,000 days or so?

While the battle for what's right and wrong roars on concerning climate change as a whole, it seems that many small observations are left to collect dust while politicians and activists concentrate on their own immediate problems. It can seem overwhelming at times when science-fact is pushed into a corner because it doesn't help support a growingly concerned (or unconcerned) community. Nevertheless, these data and observations are important in the long term to help climate scientists and geologists understand how the Earth changes over millennia and how those changes are affecting the current climate.

Apr 07 18:40

Calculations Show Black Holes Very Possible at LHC

No Earth-imploding black holes at LHC this decade. Probably.

While (some of) the world watched the Large Hadron Collider power up, fault, power up again and ultimately land its first 7 TeV collisions, others may have gripped their armchairs tightly, waiting for the planet-destroying black hole that some claim the LHC is capable of creating. As one might be inclined to notice, the Earth has made it through the ordeal just fine.

Apr 07 17:09

Mexico Failing on Purpose?

Very interesting analysis from Stratfor. I could easily cut and paste the whole thing, as it is a must read for Agonistas. But let's boil down the main points:

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And here's their conclusion:

The United States does not know how to reduce demand for drugs. The United States is not prepared to legalize drugs. This means the choice lies between the status quo and a complex and uncertain (to say the least) intervention. We suspect the United States will attempt some limited variety of the latter, while in effect following the current strategy and living with the problem.

Apr 07 17:04

This Day in History: April 7 -

As part of the fall-out from the Iran Contra Affair, John Poindexter is found guilty of five charges for his part in the scandal – “conspiracy, obstruction of justice, perjury, defrauding the government, and the alteration and destruction of evidence.” Upon appeal, the conviction was reversed.

Apr 07 16:59

FLASHBACK - American soldiers shooting civilians

Apr 07 16:18

Mainstream media ignores Wikileaks video and pays more attention to Tiger Woods

Apr 07 16:16

US military base in Kyrgyzstan 'closed' amid riots

US military flights from a base north of the Kyrgyz capital have been suspended after authorities closed the airport amid anti-government riots...

Apr 07 16:09

White House won’t deny report saying it approved killing of American without trial

He has not been charged with a crime, but was linked by US officials to Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, the psychiatrist alleged to have killed 13 at an Army base in Fort Hood and Nigerian Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, the so-called "Christmas day" bomber who attempted to detonate a jetliner en route to Detroit.

Apr 07 15:48

News Blackout in Israel

Fox News'Shep Smith Slams Israel For Blacking Out Judith Miller?

“They didn't even cut it out and change the space on the page, they just blacked it out,” exclaimed Shep. Miller

Apr 07 15:45

FLASHBACK - US Tank crushes Iraqi civilian's car

Apr 07 15:23

Heil Obama! U.S. Approves Targeted Killing of American Citizen

The fact that this order is even under consideration is evidence that we have lost our Republic. It is really that simple. Our government no longer serves its primary function as protector of the rights of citizens. Heil Obama!

Apr 07 15:09

Cocky & Arrogant Traders Allegedly Brag That They Manipulate The Market

The New York Post reports that a trader who recently accused JPMorgan of attempting to manipulate the gold and silver markets, had his car rammed in London last weekend. The police used helicopters to catch the fleeing driver, who absconded on foot.

Apr 07 15:04

World’s Largest Fraud Exposed. JP Morgan Chase Caught Manipulating Gold & Silver Market

When Goldman and JP Morgan Chase (the Rockefeller / Rothschild Masters Of The Universe) took down Bear Stearns, it was to capture the massive silver naked short positions held by Bear. Connect all the dots and see that this story is the most massive threat to the globalists’ manipulations.

Apr 07 15:03

Evidence Of Treason Committed By JP Morgan Chase – Andrew Maguire Blows the Whistle

The MSM all depend on JP Morgan Chase and their subsidiaries for their ad revenue, and dare not speak of this massive fraud. Bill Murphy was scheduled to appear on all the major financial news networks immediately following last weeks CFTC hearing in DC. Every single network canceled his appearance following the bombshells he dropped, including a new whistleblower who has blown the lid off the entire scam.

Apr 07 14:51

Kyrgyzstan government falls

Webmaster's Commentary: 

If the Kyrgan... the Kygorians... Kyrian ... If they can do it, we can do it!

On a more serious note. The US has a major air base there supporting the Afghan operation. If the new government refuses to allow the US to continue to use the base, the US will probably invade. Russia will be forced to retaliate and we will be one step closer to being mushroomed.

Apr 07 14:44

The Latest Gold Fraud Bombshell: Canada's Only Bullion Bank Gold Vault Is Practically Empty

Continuing on the trail of exposing what is rapidly becoming one of the largest frauds in commodity markets history is the most recent interview by Eric King with GATA's Adrian Douglas, Harvey Orgen (who recently testified before the CFTC hearing) and his son, Lenny, in which the two discuss their visit to the only bullion bank vault in Canada, that of ScotiaMocatta*, located at 40 King Street West in Toronto, and find the vault is practically empty.

Apr 07 14:40

KYRGYZSTAN: BISHKEK VIOLENCE COULD SET OFF NEW ROUND OF SPECULATION ABOUT AMERICAN AIR BASE

In recent years, US policy toward Kyrgyzstan has appeared driven by American security interests, namely the desire to maintain a base at Manas airport, outside the capital Bishkek. The base is seen by US military planners as a vital hub in the Northern Distribution network, a web of rail, road and air links that is being used to ferry supplies to US and NATO troops in Afghanistan.

Apr 07 14:22

Kyrgyzstan’s prime minister resigns, says Opposition leader

Webmaster's Commentary: 

You see; it can be done!

Apr 07 13:56

SILVER to $436/oz and Beyond.

Apr 07 13:50

America: The Grim Truth

Americans, I have some bad news for you:

You have the worst quality of life in the developed world - by a wide margin.

If you had any idea of how people really lived in Western Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Canada and many parts of Asia, you'd be rioting in the streets calling for a better life. In fact, the average Australian or Singaporean taxi driver has a much better standard of living than the typical American white-collar worker.

I know this because I am an American, and I escaped from the prison you call home.

Apr 07 12:07

Green Tea Extract Shows Promise In Leukemia Trials

Mayo Clinic researchers are reporting positive results in early leukemia clinical trials using the chemical epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), an active ingredient in green tea. The trial determined that patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) can tolerate the chemical fairly well when high doses are administered in capsule form and that lymphocyte count was reduced in one-third of participants.

Apr 07 11:52

Apricot Seeds Kill Cancer Cells without Side Effects

Do your own research by starting with the source links below this article. Those sources are for more than showing the author has done his homework. The author intends for you to use them as a springboard for your own research. Why waste your money and health on toxic remedies when so much is available as alternatives for far less money and negative side effects?

Apr 07 11:41

Five Year Old War Victim Samar Wage Juridical War On Israel

Carrying white flags, Khalid and his family stood in front of their house. Approximately fifteen metres from the house, an Israeli tank was stationed; on top of it two soldiers were eating snacks. When a third one appeared from the tank’s hatch he opened fire directly at the family. The horrible result: Amal and Su’ad, two daughters of Khalid who were three and nine respectively, were killed. The five year old Samar and her grandmother Su’ad had life-threatening injuries.

Apr 07 11:41

Apple shrugs to iPad Wi-Fi problems

Apple has admitted that its iPad isn't very good at Wi-Fi, and suggests that customers having problems move nearer to their hotspot to get a signal.

Apr 07 11:40

“After Hiroshima & Nagasaki, There Was Fallujah.”

When did it begin, all this “We take your [call/problem/question] very seriously”? With answering-machine hell? As you wait endlessly, the company or government agency assures you that they take seriously whatever reason you’re calling. What a kind and thoughtful world we live in.

Apr 07 11:33

Kyrgyzstan in crisis as clashes escalate

The government in Kyrgyzstan is struggling to retain power as deadly clashes escalate between police and thousands of protesters.

Officials say at least 40 people died in the capital, Bishkek, as protesters stormed government and TV offices.

The protesters are angry at rising prices and accuse President Kurmanbek Bakiyev of failing to curb corruption.

A key opposition leader has said the government has now resigned but there is no official confirmation.

Apr 07 11:26

Rajmohan Gandhi Commends Non-Violent Resistance

Rajmohan Gandhi stated that “the whole world knows of Bil’in’s activists, and it is a model for modern popular resistance. There will come a day when the Israelis learn that their settlements and separation wall will vanish and will be destroyed as a result of the injustice and tyranny they practice.”

Apr 07 11:12

Vatican blames the dead guy!

Apr 07 11:00

Professor and Scientist Killed - He Was Doing Research Into Use of Radio Frequency Waves in Cancer Treatment

Who would want to kill scientist Joseph Morrissey, who enjoyed an international reputation for his pioneering research into the use of radio frequency waves in cancer treatment?

Apr 07 10:58

the future according to microsoft

(or, what's wrong with this picture?)

Apr 07 10:21

America: The Silence of a Nation.

Apr 07 10:13

Oops! My Bad!

Oops i spelled it opps//lol. This thing is going viral across the net.. Will it show up on msm is the big Q.

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