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July 23, 2010

Jul 23 07:05

Armed Forces no longer have the cash to defend Britain from every threat, says Liam Fox

The Armed Forces will not have the resources to defend the UK from all potential future threats under new budget cuts, the Defence Secretary warned.

In a frank interview, Dr Liam Fox said the state of the public finances meant Britain could no longer be protected from every conceivable threat.

Jul 23 07:04

Big Storm to Hit Gulf of Mexico ... All Oil Relief Operations Will Be Suspended ... Cap Will Stay On, Unattended

The National Hurricane Center this morning forecasted a 70% chance that Invest 97, now just south of the Bahamas, would form into a tropical cyclone. Destination? The central Gulf. In his McBriefing yesterday, Kent Wells announced that instead of running and cementing the last liner into relief well 1, they had already run in a storm packer to temporarily seal the well and were preparing to shut down. Here's the storm track by computer model.

Jul 23 07:01

Iraq Withdrawal? Obama and Clinton Expanding US Paramilitary Force in Iraq

As a candidate for president, Senator Hillary Clinton vowed to ban the use of private security contractors, which she referred to as mercenaries. "These private security contractors have been reckless and have compromised our mission in Iraq," Clinton said in February 2008. "The time to show these contractors the door is long past due." Clinton was one of only two senators to sponsor legislation to ban these companies. Fast forward to the present and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is presiding over what is shaping up to be a radical expansion of a private, US-funded paramilitary force that will operate in Iraq for the foreseeable future--the very type of force Clinton once claimed she opposed.

Jul 23 06:59

Two pulled from plane over 9/11 video

Two Air Canada passengers were pulled from their Orlando-bound flight before takeoff from Toronto's Pearson Airport after another passenger spotted them watching video of the 9/11 terror attacks.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Just a little tiny bit of an over-reaction, I would say.



Jul 23 06:24

What do we Have in common with Stanley McChrystal?

Dr. Bouthaina Shaaban
Is it not odd that the two most important generals in the American army are more realistic and more keen on ending the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq than the politicians who are supposed, by nature, to be against wars and more capable of ending them?

Jul 23 06:19

Remembering the Madness and Mayhem of McCarthyism – a Primer for Israel

Prof. William Cook
The State of Israel has just passed a “loyalty oath” required of all prospective citizens living in Israel illegally to swear allegiance to a “Jewish democratic state. Arab Israelis as they are called, to obfuscate the reality of their Palestinian heritage, do not have equality before the law nor do they have access to all the benefits of their fellow citizens who are members of the Judaic faith

Jul 23 00:14

Cancer rate in Fallujah worse than Hiroshima

The Iraqi city of Fallujah continues to suffer the ghastly consequences of a US military onslaught in late 2004.

According to the authors of a new study, “Cancer, Infant Mortality and Birth Sex-Ratio in Fallujah, Iraq 2005–2009,” the people of Fallujah are experiencing higher rates of cancer, leukemia, infant mortality, and sexual mutations than those recorded among survivors in Hiroshima and Nagasaki in the years after those Japanese cities were incinerated by US atomic bomb strikes in 1945.

July 22, 2010

Jul 22 23:43

Doomsday Methane Bubble Rupture?: How the BP Gulf Disaster May Have Triggered a 'World-Killing' Event

The bottom line: BP’s Deepwater Horizon drilling operation may have triggered an irreversible, cascading geological Apocalypse that will culminate with the first mass extinction of life on Earth in many millions of years.

The oil giant drilled down miles into a geologically unstable region and may have set the stage for the eventual premature release of a methane mega-bubble.




Jul 22 22:20

MUST-SEE VIDEO: Dr Mustafa Barghouti on “The rising non-violent movement in Palestine”

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The rising non-violent movement in Palestine: Mustafa Barghouti

An address by Mustafa Barghouti in Canada. Born in Jerusalem,Dr Barghouti is a leader of the Palestinian National Initiative founded in 2002 and a member of Palestinian Legislative Council as well as a former Minister of Information in the unity government in 2007. The full transcript from these Real News Network clips appears over the fold. Also check out Dr Barghouti’s excellent 2008 address to the American Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) National Convention.

The Transcript:

Jul 22 22:12

RAMAKRISHNAN: Mahatma Gandhi rejected Zionism

Australians for Palestine – Providing a Voice

Gandhi’s major statement on the Palestine and the Jewish question came forth in his widely circulated editorial in the Harijan of 11 November 1938, a time when intense struggle between the Palestinian Arabs and the immigrant Jews had been on the anvil in Palestine. His views came in the context of severe pressure on him, especially from the Zionist quarters, to issue a statement on the problem. Therefore, he started his piece by saying that his sympathies are all with the Jews, who as a people were subjected to inhuman treatment and persecution for a long time.

Jul 22 21:52

Maidhc Ó Cathail: Myth-Debunking Snopes Obscures Israel’s Role in 9/11

- Snopes.com toes the militarists’ line -

Snopes.com, officially known as the Urban Legends Reference Pages, has since its humble inception in 1995 come to be regarded as one of the most trusted debunkers of conspiracy theories on the internet. Described by one of its many fans – it apparently has over 6 million visitors per month – as “the grand-daddy of all fact-checking sites,” Snopes is downright cavalier, however, in its attitude to facts surrounding Israel’s role in the 9/11 attacks.

Jul 22 21:50

Operation Throw Rug: Pentagon Enters Afghan Carpet Trade

It may take decades before Afghanistan’s vast mineral wealth can start generating the big bucks. So in the meantime, the U.S. military is working to bolster another traditional Afghan industry: carpets.

The Pentagon and the Interior Department are about to issue a year-long, no-bid, $7 million contract to Adelphia, New Jersey’s Tremayne Consulting to turn Afghanistan’s storied, broken carpet business into an international powerhouse.



Jul 22 21:46

Venezuela Severs Diplomatic Ties With Colombia

Venezuela’s government has announced today that they are severing all diplomatic ties with neighboring Colombia, after the later made allegations to the Organization of American States (OAS) that Venezuela was harboring rebel camps along their side of the border.

Jul 22 21:26

Hearings: BP company man questioned time-saving, internal investigators' notes say

"They decided we should do displacement (of protective drilling mud with seawater) and the negative test together; I don't know why," BP company man Robert Kaluza told internal BP investigators after the accident, according to notes from those investigators.

Experts have said it was a mistake to displace the mud before the well was completely plugged, because the mud weight is the first defense against natural gas or oil kicking up and blowing out the well.

At the panel hearings Thursday, Gordon asked Kaluza's boss, BP wells team leader John Guide, whether Kaluza was right. "I don't know exactly what Mr. Kaluza is referring to," Guide said.

The million dollar question is why the order came from BP Houston to REMOVE the protective mud layer.

Jul 22 20:25

Astronomers identify star 10 million times brighter than the Sun

Experts identified it among a group of "monster" stars – whose size and brightness exceed what many scientists thought was possible

Found within two young star clusters, NGC 3603 and RMC 136a, the stars weigh up to 300 times the mass of the Sun, a figure which doubles the previously accepted limit of solar mass.

R136a1 compared with our solar system

Jul 22 20:14

What If BP Had Never Spilt Oil In the Gulf of Mexico?

What if BP had the same incident in Nigeria? Would it take three months or more to stop the spill?



Jul 22 20:11

BP accused of 'buying academic silence'

The BBC has obtained a copy of a contract offered to scientists by BP. It says that scientists cannot publish the research they do for BP or speak about the data for at least three years, or until the government gives the final approval to the company's restoration plan for the whole of the Gulf.

It also states scientists may perform research for other agencies as long as it does not conflict with the work they are doing for BP.

And it adds that scientists must take instructions from lawyers offering the contracts and other in-house counsel at BP.

Jul 22 19:07

Congressman Joe Sestak Attacked for Signing a Letter Asking to End the Israeli Blockade on Gaza [VIDEO]

The Congressmen who defeated Arlen Spectar is under attack for signing the letter asking for an end to the Gaza blockade. Watch this horrific ad that is all over Pennsylvania TV network.

Jul 22 18:42

Israel: Trying To Justify Previous Wars By Beginning New Ones

Imagine that situation: Israel is going to kill some of us. But this is not the dilemma! The dilemma is that we are going to look surprised and confused by this “aggressive” Israeli attitude every time they start a war.



Jul 22 16:37

VIDEO: "Black Water" - BP version

BP-perpetrated, Doobie-Brothers-approved!

Jul 22 16:02

INTIFADA PALESTINE IS BACK ONLINE

This morning there were several unsuccessful attempts to hack Intifada Palestine. We apologize that the website was disabled temporarily for security reasons. There was a coordinated effort to shut the website down.

Jul 22 15:37

Video: "Blinding laser beam newest police tool"

One of the newest and most unusual less-than-lethal weapons to hit the market is the "Dazer Laser." It’s a powerful laser gun that can temporarily blind and disorient a suspect with a large modulating pool of green light.

Jul 22 14:50

BP Cleanup Workers Gone Wild

Female oil wrestlers need, obviously, to be oiled. Plastic cups full of baby oil are being auctioned off, along with the right to rub their contents all over one of the thong-bikinied gals. "I hope there's no dispersant in that oil!" someone quips. The bidding before the first match starts at $10; it ends pretty quickly when some kid offers $100...

..."Let that oil gush! Let that money flow!"

More hope and change.



Jul 22 14:36

Gulf Storm Projection

Map..

Jul 22 14:28

A Crisis in Confidence: Congress Approval Sinks to New Low

Activist Post

The Gallup's 2010 Confidence in Institutions poll was released today and there seems to be a severe crisis in confidence in nearly all major institutions. Congress came in dead last of the 16 institutions studied with a pitiful 11% approval rating. Gallup reported, "Eleven percent of Americans say they have a great deal or quite a lot of confidence in Congress, down from 17% in 2009 and a percentage point lower than the previous low for Congress, recorded in 2008."

On the 37-year chart, Congress' approval never exceeded 46%, which occurred on the first year of the chart 1973. Since then, there has been a steady decline of confidence for Congress to new depths flirting with single digits.

Jul 22 14:15

Psycopathy Legitimized

Perhaps the US should recognize that it has a second-rate military at phenomenal cost—an enormous, largely useless national codpiece. It is embarrassing. The Pentagon’s preferred enemies are lightly armed, poorly equipped peasants, which makes for a long war and thus hundreds of billions of dollars in juicy contracts for military industries. Yet the greatest military in history (ask it)  gets run out of Southeast Asia, blown up and run out of Lebanon, shot down and run out of Somalia, with Afghanistan a disaster in progress and Iraq claimed as an American victory rather than Shiite.Do the aircraft carriers intimidate North Korea? No. Iran? No. China? No. For this, a trilliaon dollars a year?

Jul 22 13:31

The secret private-sector government

The irony here is that the decision to declare enemy fighters in Afghanistan as "unlawful enemy combatants" -- which is what, in turn, "justified" denial of Geneva Conventions protections for them (at least until the Supreme Court ruled otherwise) -- was grounded in the fact that they do not, as Mukasey put it, "wear uniforms, follow a recognized chain of command, carry their arms openly." That's what made them, in the U.S. lexicon, not only "unlawful combatants" but even Terrorists. But, of course, exactly the same is true for our countless private contractors who are acting as combatants for the U.S. in multiple parts of the world; as Priest and Arkin document, they are so numerous and unaccountably embedded in secret government functions that they are literally "countless":



Jul 22 13:04

Censorship of blogs continues

Thursday, July 22, 2010
Censorship of blogs continues
This time it's Incogman ....
This blog has been archived or suspended for a violation of our Terms of Service.
Now I know that some will say "good riddance" or it was a "hasbara nest" or "racist" or a "psyops operation" or whatever. I've even taken flack for linking him on my blog roll. The bottom line is that no one was ever forced to go there and freedom always means taking or leaving whatever you please.

Jul 22 12:18

PARTY TIME! U.S. Department of Defense Announces Latest Contract Awards

...Bremen Bowdon*, Bowdon, Ga., is being awarded a maximum $12,303,000 firm-fixed-price contract for men’s dress coats.

Jul 22 12:16

Mapping the cold snap in South America

More from the “weather is not climate” department in the “hottest year so far ever”.

Jul 22 12:07

The satellites are missing

Back in January, our friends were crowing about the warmest satellite temperatures on record. But now they seem to have lost interest in satellites. I wonder why?

It probably has to do with the fact that temperature anomalies are plummeting at a rate of 0.47 °C/year and that satellite temperatures in 2010 are showing no signs of setting a record.

The attention span of our alarmist friends seems to be getting shorter and shorter. They lock in on a week of warm temperatures on the east coast, a week of warm temperatures in Europe, a week of rapid melt in the Arctic. But they have completely lost the plot of the big picture.



Jul 22 11:48

UHP drops undercover fireworks sting in Wyoming

After a controversial tactic to catch Utahns bringing illegal fireworks across the Utah-Wyoming border, the agency behind the sting is backing off.

Utah police officers will no longer sit in parking lots in Evanston, Wyo., looking for people buying alcohol and fireworks to bring back to Utah.

Jul 22 11:27

Obama Is Preparing to Bomb Iran

Webster G. Tarpley
Tarpley.net
July 21, 2010

After about two and a half years during which the danger of war between the United States and Iran was at a relatively low level, this threat is now rapidly increasing. A pattern of political and diplomatic events, military deployments, and media chatter now indicates that Anglo-American ruling circles, acting through the troubled Obama administration, are currently gearing up for a campaign of bombing against Iran, combined with special forces incursions designed to stir up rebellions among the non-Persian nationalities of the Islamic Republic. Naturally, the probability of a new fake Gulf of Tonkin incident or false flag terror attack staged by the Anglo-American war party and attributed to Iran or its proxies is also growing rapidly.

Jul 22 11:25

Congress Ranks Last in Confidence in Institutions

Jul 22 11:24

UK seeks war crimes law change

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To grant Israelis immunity, of course.



Jul 22 11:23

IDF: We don't have to promise not to hurt civilians

Response to UN aimed at countering Goldstone Report includes list of rules of engagement that were altered. Many officers outraged, say report is exaggerated, unnecessary apology that will tie military's hands in future

Jul 22 11:20

Kabul conference is surreal theatre featuring the defeated Western allies in competitive denial

We are watching history in the making in Afghanistan; but it is history of a certain stamp – the slow-motion unraveling of a disaster. The international conference meeting in a palatial hall in Kabul has all the unreality of similar doomed assemblies in the past. Think of the States General of France in 1789, the Duma in Russia in 1905 – you get the picture. Here we have high-ranking international diplomats and foreign ministers, the supposed "movers and shakers" of the world, but they have encountered the immovable and the unshakeable: the victorious Taliban and the treacherous warlords of Afghanistan.

Jul 22 11:17

Judge orders Demjanjuk to appear in court

A German judge for the first time ordered John Demjanjuk to appear in court after the 90-year-old's health issues caused the cancellation of sessions in his trial over allegations that he was a guard at the Nazis' Sobibor death camp.

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font size=4>John Demjanjuk is 90 years old and is accused of 28,060 counts of accessory to crimes alleged to have occurred at Sobibor.

But John Demjanjuk has already been through this before. Israel charged him in 1988 with being "Ivan the Terrible" at the Teblinka camp. John Demjanjuk was extradited, indicted, convicted, and awaiting execution when evidence surfaced proving John Demjanjuk was not "Ivan the Terrible". To their credit, the courts in Israel vacated the death sentence and John Demjanjuk was returned home to Ohio.

But Israel faced a huge public relations problem. They had been shown to be in error regarding the Holocaust, and at a time when the general public was becoming aware of the many exaggerations in the story of WW2 (lampshades and soap to name 2) Israel simply could not be allowed to appear to be in error about any aspect of the Holocaust, because then the orthodox account of WW2 cited as justification for Israel's continued theft of Palestine comes into doubt. The Simon Wiesenthal Center had staked their reputation on the claim that John Demjanjuk was "Ivan the Terrible". The awareness that Saddam never had nuclear weapons had taught the people of the world that government and corporate media lie about very important matters.

So, for Israel's and the Simon Wiesenthal Center's sakes, John Demjanjuk has to be found guilty of something and if he was not "Ivan the Terrible" at Treblinka then he must be something equally evil at Sobibor, because Israel and the Simon Wiesenthal Center are never, ever, ever to be seen as being in error about anything regarding the orthodox account of the holocaust.

and that is why the German government, who presumably have important matters to deal with, like their own economic woes, continue to persecute a 90-year old man.

Jul 22 11:17

Defense industry PACs hike giving

So far this year, Lockheed Martin’s PAC has already surpassed the contributions it made in election cycles over the past decade.



Jul 22 10:56

Rebuild America, or Bomb Afghanistan? Bring our war $$ home!

The current war in Afghanistan costs in excess of $48,000 a minute.

Meanwhile, a National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform is talking about cuts to Social Security, Medicare and the home mortgage deduction to address the nation's growing budget deficit.

Jul 22 10:51

Five suspected Israel spies reportedly flee Lebanon

The Lebanese complaint will center on Israel's alleged covert ties in the country's state-owned mobile telecom company Alfa.
...According to Lebanese law, convicted spies face life in prison with hard labor or the death penalty if found guilty.

Jul 22 10:40

THE ‘CHANGE’ MUST COME FROM US…NOT THE GOVERNMENT; INTERVIEW WITH ANTONY LOEWENSTEIN

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

Jul 22 10:39

THE PLAIN AND SIMPLE TRUTH ABOUT APARTHEID

A declaration of loyalty to “a Jewish state” is not just a procedural matter. It implies, for Arabs or others, recognition of one’s inferiority vis-à-vis Jewish citizens of the state. Indeed, the ramifications of such recognition are enormous and far-reaching.



Jul 22 10:36

THURSDAY’S TOON ~~ WAKE UP AMERICA!

Jul 22 10:31

"Sanctions of Mass Destruction" (SMD): US Sponsored Economic Blockade Destroys North Korea's Health Care System

Nowhere is the role of sanctions mentioned in Demick’s account of North Korea’s “giant leap backwards” [4] or in Amnesty’s condemnation of Pyongyang for failing to safeguard the basic healthcare rights of its citizens.

Jul 22 10:30

Jewish Settlement Expansion in the Occupied Territories: Who is Aiding Judaisation?

While the New York Times honed in on the irony of how a US government organ was facilitating the funnelling of private funds into activities and goals that ran counter to official US policy, and as significant as this is, the article failed to mention that the amount of private tax-exempt "donations" pales in comparison to the public funds that Washington has steadily poured into the Zionist project.

Jul 22 10:29

Fox host denies network covered Sherrod story; Sherrod calls network ‘racist’

Shirley Sherrod, the Department of Agriculture employee forced to resign over misleadingly edited footage showing her making "racist" remarks at an NAACP meeting, has lashed out at Fox News and conservative journalist Andrew Breitbart, accusing their journalistic practices of being a manifestation of racism.



Jul 22 10:27

State Dept. planning to field a small army in Iraq

Can diplomats field their own army? The State Department is laying plans to do precisely that in Iraq, in an unprecedented experiment that U.S. officials and some nervous lawmakers say could be risky.

In little more than a year, State Department contractors in Iraq could be driving armored vehicles, flying aircraft, operating surveillance systems, even retrieving casualties if there are violent incidents and disposing of unexploded ordnance.

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Hillary gets her own Army?

Jul 22 10:25

Israel intensifies West Bank Palestinian home demolitions

Amnesty International has today called on the Israeli authorities to stop the demolition of Palestinian homes and other buildings in the West Bank, after a further 74 were destroyed in the Jordan Valley earlier this week.

Jul 22 10:25

NATO Chief Disavows 2014 Drawdown Date, Insists War to Continue Indefinitely

The replacement of the July 2011 drawdown date with a more speculative 2014 date is scarcely completed, and already that date too is being disavowed by NATO Secretary General and Afghan War enthusiast Anders Fogh Rasmussen.

Jul 22 10:24

U.S. Forces Step Up Pakistan Presence

U.S. Special Operations Forces have begun venturing out with Pakistani forces on aid projects, deepening the American role in the effort to defeat Islamist militants in Pakistani territory that has been off limits to U.S. ground troops.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Is it a world war yet?



Jul 22 10:23

Israeli Army Slams ‘Defeatist’ Pledge to Curb Civilian Deaths in Next War

A number of top ranking members of the Israeli military are expressing “outrage” at a pledge by the Israeli Foreign Ministry to curb the number of civilians killed in the next Israeli invasion of the Gaza Strip.

Jul 22 10:22

Internal AU Reports Acknowledge Indiscriminate Targeting of Somali Civilians

The large numbers of civilians being killed by African Union troops in their attempted occupation of Somalia are damaging their image, internal African Union reports are cautioning.

Jul 22 10:21

Israel launches campaign to halt Lebanon flotilla bound for Gaza

Foreign Ministry instructs Israeli ambassadors to ask senior American, UN, EU and Egyptian officials to pressure Syria and Lebanon to stop latest planned flotilla from sailing from Lebanon to Gaza.

Jul 22 10:13

Florida Dengue Fever Outbreak Leads Back to CIA and Army Experiments

Unknown to most Americans is that dengue fever has been the intense focus of US Army and CIA biological warfare researchers for over 50 years. Ed Regis notes in his excellent history of Fort Detrick, "The Biology of Doom," that as early as 1942 leading biochemists at the installation placed dengue fever on a long list for serious consideration as a possible weapon. In the early 1950s, Fort Detrick, in partnership with the CIA, launched a multi-million dollar research program under which dengue fever and several addition exotic diseases were studied for use in offensive biological warfare attacks. Assumably, because the virus is generally not lethal, program planners viewed it primarily as an incapacitant. Reads one CIA Project Artichoke document: "Not all viruses have to be lethal ...

Jul 22 09:35

Pastor John Hegee, an Israeli Echo, Gets an Earful from Protesters

Jul 22 09:25

Did BP Keep Drilling Even Though It Had Lost Control of the Oil Well Much Earlier?

[Mike Williams, the chief electronics technician on the Deepwater Horizon, and one of the last workers to leave the doomed rig] ... says going faster caused the bottom of the well to split open, swallowing tools and that drilling fluid called "mud."

"We actually got stuck. And we got stuck so bad we had to send tools down into the drill pipe and sever the pipe," Williams explained.

Jul 22 09:25

Matt Simmons Says Gulf Clean Up Will Cost Over $1 Trillion, Sees BP At $1, Says "We Have Now Killed The GoM"

Matt Simmons shares some startling revelations in his latest Bloomberg TV interview, in which he says none of the propaganda matters on TV 24/7 (photoshopped or not) as the ultimate clean up cost will likely be well over $1 trillion, and a result he is unconcerned about his BP short. He ultimately see the stock going down to $1.

Jul 22 09:19

Hillary Clinton ADMITS that the US and Pakistan created the Mujahaddin

Needless to say, my jaw dropped when Hillary admitted with a straight face, that the US and Pakistan created the supposed enemies we now face.

This is obviously something that most of us knew, but to watch them admit it, and use it as a reason to stay there and or expand, is beyond insanity.

Jul 22 09:14

Photos Iraq babies born deformed depleted uranium — US Veterans becoming sick with DU — Children living lives with DU

In September 2009, Fallujah General Hospital, Iraq, had 170 new born babies, 24% of whom were dead within the first seven days, a staggering 75% of the dead babies were classified as deformed.

This can be compared with data from the month of August in 2002 where there were 530 new born babies of whom six were dead within the first seven days and only one birth defect was reported.

Doctors in Fallujah have specifically pointed out that not only are they witnessing unprecedented numbers of birth defects but what is more alarming is: "a significant number of babies that do survive begin to develop severe disabilities at a later stage."

Jul 22 09:13

Fallujah children's 'genetic damage'

Cancer, leukaemia and infant mortality are all increasing in the Iraqi town of Fallujah, which saw fierce fighting between US forces and Sunni insurgents, a new survey says.

Still one of the most dangerous places in Iraq, doctors have been reporting a large number of birth defects since the 2004 offensive.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is the aftermath of depleted uranium weapons. And the really scary part is that the same thing is happening to returning veterans.

Jul 22 09:04

"To shoot an elephant"

Gaza Strip has been under siege since June 2007, when Israel declared it an "enemy entity". A group of international activists organized a siege-breaking movement, the Free Gaza movement. Thanks to their efforts, and despite the Israeli ban on foreign correspondents and humanitarian aid workers to cover and witness operation "Cast Lead" on the ground, a group of international volunteers: self organised members of the International Solidarity Movement were present in Gaza when the bombing started on December, 27th 2009. Together with two international correspondents from Al Jazeera International (Ayman Mohyeldin and Sherine Tadros), they were the only foreigners who managed to write, film and report for several radio stations what was happening inside the besieged Palestinian strip.

Jul 22 09:00

French police use live ammunition against riots over police killings

Police have responded to riots provoked by the killings with massive police deployments, firing live ammunition.

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So ... the public are angry that the police are shooting people, so the police decide to shoot more people.

Jul 22 08:57

Merck buys vax unit from bankrupt Hawaii Biotech

Merck (NYSE: MRK) has agreed to purchase bankrupt Hawaii Biotech's dengue fever vaccine unit for an undisclosed sum. It's a critical move for Hawaii, which filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection last year and will deplete a $2 million credit line by the end of this month. The sale leaves Hawaii with a West Nile virus vaccine in development.

Jul 22 08:52

UN censors Edmonton artists' sculpture

Besides the weapons, the exhibit includes panels with photographs of more than 100 victims of violence from dozens of countries, including two images of Tibetan nuns.

All the photographs were removed in an act of "blunt censorship," said Bromley.

That happened after the Chinese objected to exhibit organizers and other UN departments at the UN's Vienna International Centre. China invaded Tibet in 1950, and has suppressed several uprisings in the Himalayan country.

Jul 22 08:51

Three of every four oil and gas lobbyists worked for federal government

Three out of every four lobbyists who represent oil and gas companies previously worked in the federal government, a proportion that far exceeds the usual revolving-door standards on Capitol Hill, a Washington Post analysis shows.

Jul 22 08:50

'People Are Getting Sick,' Cleanup Worker Says

"It's a lot thicker then you see on TV. It's a lot worse. It's everywhere. The smell is outrageous. People (were) getting sick all the time. They don't really tell you what it is, why people are getting sick, but they were MedEvac-ing people left and right," Bourgeois said. "I have personally dealt with headaches and feeling bad. It's a lot different then what you see sitting at the house."

Jul 22 08:49

FLASHBACK - The Israeli Spy Ring

Prior to 9/11, the FBI had discovered the presence of a massive spy ring inside the United States run by the government of Israel. This seems a harsh gratitude from a nation which obtains 10% of its annual budget from the American taxpayer, $3+ billion a year. Over the years, American taxpayers have been required to send Israel more than four times what the US spent to go to the moon.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Over at Forbes, Skull and Bones member Christopher Buckley has written an article suggesting that the recent arrested Russian spies are reason to distrust Russia and Russians as a class. Well, sauce for the goose; the fact is that the presumed Russian spy ring is quite tiny compared to the massive Israeli spy operation that was uncovered in the weeks before 9-11, and three of whose members were arrested after being seen cheering and "high-fiving" as the World Trade Towers collapsed.

So, if the 12 Russians spies detected a few weeks ago are a reason to distrust Russia, are not the hundreds of Israeli spies identified in 2001 a reason to distrust Israel?

After all, it wasn't Russians attacking Americans in international waters last May, was it?

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Jul 22 08:35

Women Prepare to Set Sail Past Israel

The 'Maryam', an all-female Lebanese aid ship, currently docked in the northern Lebanese port of Tripoli, is getting ready to set sail for Gaza in the next few days. The ship, which aims to break Israel's siege on the Palestinian territory, will carry about 50 aid workers, including some U.S. nuns keen to deliver aid to the long-suffering women and children of Gaza.

Jul 22 08:33

israel destroyed gaza

Jul 22 08:29

Maidhc Ó Cathail: Myth-Debunking Snopes Obscures Israel’s Role in 9/11

Maidhc O'Cathail
Snopes purports to debunk a claim that “four thousand Israelis employed by companies housed in the World Trade Center stayed home from work on September 11, warned in advance of the impending attack on the World Trade Center.”

Jul 22 08:29

Leaked G20 Documents Show Carbon Taxes Still High on Globalist Agenda

According to the documents, the delegates concluded that a process of fiscal consolidation would be the key solution to the crisis, involving country-specific ideas with central coordination...presumably by the G20 itself. Although the delegates evidently discussed the need to address the sovereign debt crisis "through cutting expenses and not through increased taxes," that statement is immediately followed in this attendee's notes by the idea of introducing carbon taxes.

The idea of funding a nascent global governmental structure through the introduction of carbon taxes is by no means a new one, having been proposed as a funding mechanism for a North American Union at a secret Security and Prosperity Partnership meeting in Banff, Canada in 2006.

Jul 22 08:22

Ships ready to leave leaky well as storm brews

Though the rough weather was hundreds of miles from the spill site and wouldn't enter the Gulf for at least a few more days, officials ordered technicians trying to plug BP's well to stand down because they needed several days to clear the area, where about 65 ships are tending to the spill.

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Which means all the live feed ROV videos available to the public will shut down. Anyone are to wager whether they ever come back online again?

Jul 22 08:19

Obama Employs Bush Administration Tactic, Blocks Photos

On Wednesday, Obama said he “would try to block the court-ordered release of photos showing U.S. troops abusing prisoners.” The release, which was to be the result of a Freedom of Information Act request made by the ACLU, had been reasonable in the final weeks of April, but today, Obama chose to come out against the release.

According to the Associated Press, “out of concern [that] the pictures would "further inflame anti-American opinion" and endanger U.S. forces in Iraq and Afghanistan” Obama planned to block them.

Jul 22 08:18

What Congress Bought Itself With Your $1 Billion

Together, the Sunlight Foundation's three databases of this internal congressional spending -- prepared in coordination with the Capitol Hill newspaper Roll Call -- show what the House spent on itself in the last six months of 2009 and first three months of 2010. The files provide an unprecedented window on what legislators buy themselves with your money, and AOL News wanted to know what kinds of eye-opening details they might contain. After combing through the info, we found plenty, from the House's bill for bottled water purchases to what it coughed up for new drapes.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Now you know where the polling gets that 20% that always approve of the government no matter how had things get.

Jul 22 08:14

Connecticut out to poach NY's hedge-funders

Jul 22 08:06

Did Israeli spies record and release the Mel Gibson audio tapes to the public?

Oksana Grigorieva, Gibson's Russian ex-girlfriend and mother of their eight month old baby daughter, insists that she did not release the audio of the inflamatory calls to the public: "I didn't release anything and I'm not happy with the lies being spread", she said, as reported by People Magazine. Oksana and Gibson allegedly signed a contract in May agreeing that she would not release the tapes to the public. What's not clear thus far is why Grigorieva is not being charged with illegal wiretapping. Nevertheless, if she didn't release the tapes, who did? Who would have the motive and opportunity to do such a thing? The tapes appear to have been professionally recorded, and some experts contend that they are doctored and edited

Jul 22 08:04

Consumer group: Insurers kept surplus while hiking premiums

Non-profit Blue Cross and Blue Shield health plans stockpiled billions of dollars during the past decade, yet continued to hit consumers with double-digit premium increases, Consumers Union found in an analysis of 10 of the plans' finances.

Jul 22 08:03

Jobless claims jump higher than expected

The number of Americans filing jobless claims jumped higher than expected last week, underscoring worries about the economic recovery in the second half of the year.

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Ever notice that when the jobless claims go down the government announces this is a sign their policies are working, but when the jobless claims up it is "unexpected?"

Jul 22 08:00

Black man attacked for talking to white girl

Twenty-three year old rushed to hospital unconscious after being beaten with heavy metal object at Tiberias gas station, sustaining serious injuries. Suspect yet to be apprehended.

Jul 22 07:56

What the Shirley Sherrod Saga Says About America

To be sure, the Washington landscape has gotten so contentious, malicious and partisan that calculating, irresponsible right wing rabble-rousers like Breitbart are race-baiting to score political points in their rapacious quest for power. In the process, they serve to anger and divide the races. Turn white against black, and vice versa. And they make Obama so overly sensitive to issues of race that he makes boneheaded decisions like hurriedly hopping on the bash-Sherrod bandwagon in a move clearly aimed at placating a bunch of blathering, inciting wingnuts. When is all this racial posturing going to stop?

Jul 22 07:53

NOAM CHOMSKY: FRIEND OR FOE?

What we are dealing with in the case of Prof. Chomsky is nothing less than intellectual dishonesty parading as its opposite and the boycott issue has brought it to the fore.

Jul 22 07:51

A Freedom Charter or A Second Nakba? By Kenneth O'Keefe

Imagine this, imagine that Nelson Mandela and the African National Congress negotiated a deal with the South African Apartheid regime and settled for a “two-state solution.” Imagine Mandela negotiating with the Apartheid regime a land deal in which less than 15% of current day South Africa went to the black South Africans, the remaining 85% to the inherently racist Apartheid government and its people.

With that in mind, I ask, is there any real difference between that scenario and the idea of a “two-state solution” today?

Jul 22 07:49

“By way of deception, thou shalt make love”

As we know the Mossad’s motto is ‘by way of deception, thou shalt do war.' However, as far as Palestinians are concerned, fibbing is not allowed . The Guardian reported today that a Palestinian was found guilty of rape after ‘consensual sex with Jew”

Jul 22 07:46

'Israel needs war to exist'

A former Israeli lecturer has said the entity depends on wars for its existence, warning that the hostility only invites disaster for Tel Aviv.

It is only constant confrontations and standoffs which keep the Israeli society from falling apart, said Ilan Pappe, who used to work as a senior lecturer at the University of Haifa in northern Israel.

He also said that the current Israeli government the result of a colonialist movement. Colonialists, who did not have a country nowhere across the world, were obliged to remain here.

Jul 22 07:41

Falling into The Pit with Ben Stein and The Tribe.

Ben Stein says that the unemployed are people with unpleasant personalities. He didn’t say anything about how Zionist Bankers are responsible for the majority of the unemployed. He sees no irony in the fact that he himself is one of the most unpleasant people in an unpleasant system that survives by military adventures abroad and cannibalism at home. It can’t be mere accident or coincidence that the authors of all recent assaults on foreign nations have been engineered by Zionists in critical positions in the American government; media, war profiteering corporations and well funded lobby groups.

Jul 22 07:29

Will the jobs ever return?

Activist Post

I’m sure everyone within an eyeshot of this article knows at least one person with a master’s degree who has been out of work for a year or more. Many of us know several people like that -- smart, capable, and good people. The Bureau of Labor Statistics recently published a chart of the median duration of unemployment, and it’s ugly. The spike in long-term unemployment is literally off the charts, and given that there are nearly 6 unemployed for every 1 job opening, we can expect this trend to continue.

Jul 22 07:11

Another Senate Charade

This note comes courtesy of my friend David Sirota out in Colorado. This is a classic example of how the Senate works. If the public understood better how rigged this game is, and how few issues are actually left to an honest vote in the legislature, I'm pretty sure the pitchfork factor would be twice even what it is now.

Jul 22 06:04

Politicians and Media Say Another 9-11 Is Needed

James Corbett reports on 9-11 cover-up and what politicians and the media say about the need for another 9-11 incident to unite the country.

July 21, 2010

Jul 21 18:11

BREAKING: Feds claim ‘seep’ 3 km away came from ANOTHER offshore oil facility

Jul 21 16:44

U.S. Gen. Odierno presses case for $2B in funding to rebuild Iraq

Revenues from about a dozen oil contracts will not start being significant until 2013 or 2014, when Iraq will be able to produce enough oil, according to Odierno.

Jul 21 16:42

Video: Mom upset about daughter's full body security scan experience

"It's an image of a nude child that they're seeing. This is child pornography whether people want to believe this or not. How is this any different," said Nemphos. "

Jul 21 16:28

Why are there No Hammers on the Bus?

Such a seemingly random observation such as the missing emergency hammers in a bus is only significant in that it sheds light on the deceptive and often bogus Israeli premise of security concerns, which as a result, has allowed it to abuse and oppress the Palestinians unimpeded for years. At the risk of oversimplification, it is my strong belief that if this false premise were debunked, things would be very, very different.

Jul 21 15:49

UNITED WE STRIKE

Jul 21 15:47

Anti-mosque protests on the rise, say Muslim advocates

Opposition to the construction of mosques has skyrocketed in cities and towns across the country, scholars and advocates of Muslim culture tell The Upshot.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And if you look at all the blue and whit flags in the crowd you know who behind it.

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof First Amendment to the Constitution.

And now you know who are the biggest threat to America's way of life.

Jul 21 15:38

Israel refuses to stop using internationally banned phosphorus bombs

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

Jul 21 14:57

Bernanke Vows Fed Will Act If Uncertain Recovery Falters

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said on Wednesday the U.S. economy faces "unusually uncertain" prospects, and that the central bank was ready to take further steps to bolster growth if needed.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"We'll go on loaning you more money (at interest) as as as we can print it up!

Jul 21 14:56

Ben Stein: The Unemployed Are People With ‘Unpleasant Personalities…Who Do Not Know How To Do A Day’s Work’

Writing at the American Spectator yesterday, former Nixon speechwriter and TV personality Ben Stein downplayed the suffering unemployed Americans are experiencing by writing that the people who are unemployed right now are “generally people with poor work habits and poor personalities.” He claims the unemployed are Americans with “unpleasant personalities…who do not know how to do a day’s work“:

Jul 21 14:55

Palestinian Children Under Occupation

Palestinian children grow up "under the Israeli occupation, surrounded by cruelty, oppression, killing, starvation and destruction." Yet, like all children, they dream of playing and living normally and safely. Instead, their father may be dead or in prison, their brother killed, their home destroyed, and their mother forced to give birth at an Israeli checkpoint, risking her and the newborn.

Palestinian children grow up differently from most others, their development "distorted by an occupation," destroying their innocence, dreams and well-being. They live in constant fear, forced to grow up while still a child.

Jul 21 14:26

Ideas for Neutralizing FEMA Trailers

Since I first posted this several companies have popped up offering a similar service. I would like to think I had something to do with that.....=)

Jul 21 14:26

Cartoon of the Week: Obama and Helen Thomas (MUST SEE)

This is a must see humoreous Cartoon of President Obama and Helen Thomas

Jul 21 14:19

6'4" Cop Bullies 4'11" Videographer as She Videos a BP Worker Taken Away in Ambulance

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This lady will be our guest on the radio show tomorrow.

Jul 21 14:11

US Professors Raise Doubts About Report on South Korean Ship Sinking

A new study by U.S. researchers raises questions about the investigation into the sinking of a South Korean navy ship. International investigators blamed a North Korean torpedo, raising tensions on the Korean peninsula.

Researchers J.J. Suh and Seung-Hun Lee say the South Korean Joint Investigation Group made a weak case when it concluded that North Korea was responsible for sinking the Cheonan

Jul 21 14:11

Arabs and the Global BDS Movement vs. Apartheid Israel

Following the indiscriminate killing of aid activists on-board the Flotilla ships to Gaza by Zionist forces this past week, and out of respect for those who have sacrificed their lives to bring much needed aid to the people of Gaza, it is now time for us, the Arab world, to embrace BDS and take to the next level. Indeed we must not only swim with the global tide against Apartheid Israel; we must lead it.

Jul 21 14:10

THE BIG LIE SELLING YOU WAR WITH NORTH KOREA

What can I say; here we go again!

I hardly need to go down the list of lies used to start US wars. We have been though that over and over again.
Nor do I need to elucidate on the many reasons why the US Government is in desperate need for yet another war with which to scare the American people into acceptance of more takes and fewer rights and freedoms.

Anyone with half a brain realizes that the US Government, unable to gain support for an invasion of Iran, has changed gears and decided that North Korea will be the next step towards World War III.

Here is the big lie...

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Jul 21 13:33

Are U.S. Taxpayers Funding Empire Building With Costa Rica?

Michael Edwards
Activist Post

One would think that America is experiencing Boom Times with the way their government is throwing around money lately. The recent announcement that a flotilla of warships and troops will be sent to Costa Rica would ordinarily be laughable for its wastefulness, but with America experiencing an unemployment rate north of 20% and the median duration of unemployment at the highest in the last 50 years, this should be no laughing matter.

Many Americans do not know much about Costa Rica, its history, or its current political landscape. It might be worth knowing exactly how and where American tax dollars are being spent. Here are some basic facts about Costa Rica:

Jul 21 13:17

"Many managers in the United Nations have local girlfriends"

In January, revealed the "Mission Review" that the Swedes on peace mission in Congo-Kinshasa had unethical sexual relationships with the locals.

Jul 21 12:53

RV dealers concerned as more FEMA trailers head for auction

Dozens of trailers, previously owned by FEMA, are scheduled for auction this week in North Augusta. Local R-V dealers say the market is now 'flooded' with the potentially dangerous trailers, and they want consumers to do their research.

Jul 21 12:50

Police violently smash mothers head onto the road nearly killing her'

Video shows a San Francisco police officer throwing a resisting suspect to the ground, apparently knocking her unconscious. This needs to go viral!!! Download this and spread it as much as possible.

Jul 21 12:45

Johnson & Johnson cuts forecast, discloses grand jury probe

Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ) says it's been subpoenaed by a federal grand jury and is cooperating in an investigation into the series of high-profile recalls of its consumer drugs. And it's facing other legal actions stemming from those recalls, including lawsuits against its McNeil Consumer Healthcare unit and ongoing government probes, CNN Money reports.

Jul 21 12:43

Statement from Leonard Peltier: Don't forget. Not ever.

It is vengeance that preoccupies the mind of the colonizer. It
is this fervor to show us who is boss that led to the massacre
at Wounded Knee, the theft of the Black Hills, the establishment
of boarding schools, and the criminalization of our languages
and traditional ways. It is vengeance that armed the GOON squads,
killed our leaders, and surrounded our people at Wounded Knee again
in 1973. Revenge is why they today prosecute Indian people for the
crimes they know the government committed during their murderous
campaigns of the last generation. Vengeance is what killed Joe
Stuntz, Anna Mae Aquash, Buddy Lamont and so many others. Getting
even is what keeps me in prison. So don't forget. Not ever.

Jul 21 12:41

LA sheriff looking into extortion allegations in Mel Gibson case

"Allegations of extortion have been brought to our attention and we are certainly going to look into it," spokesman Steve Whitmore said Wednesday.

He would not confirm a TMZ report that Gibson's lawyer had met with sheriff's investigators to present evidence that Grigorieva, 40, tried to extort money from the actor in return for keeping audio recordings secret.

Jul 21 12:21

Homeland Security for Whom?

At the time I said: "This homeland security boondoggle is the biggest reorganization of the U.S. government in 50 years. It might even bankrupt the country and, perhaps intentionally, throw it into a Depression. That remains to be seen. What is certain is that at a cost of $50 billion in taxpayer's money, the homeland security infrastructure will provide Bush with 170,000 political cadres, and the internal security he needs to assure the continuity of his political power indefinitely. Except for providing Bush with political internal security, there is no need for the Department of Homeland Security; it is a Trojan Horse through which Bush will unleash his ideological storm troopers and exploit his ill-gotten power to achieve permanent political dominance."

Jul 21 12:11

False Flag Cyber Attack Could Takedown The Internet

An increasing clamour to restrict and control the internet on behalf of the government, the Pentagon, the intelligence community and their private corporate arms, could result in a staged cyber attack being used as justification.

Jul 21 12:09

Bernanke: Recovery 'unusually uncertain'

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke warned Congress Wednesday that the economic outlook remains "unusually uncertain."

In his prepared testimony for the Fed's semi-annual report to Congress, Bernanke offered the most extensive look yet at the Fed's plans for pulling money out of the system and raising short term rates, as the economy improves. But his outlook did not call for a quick recovery from the Great Recession.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Bernanke(and Obama) are looking for a quick fix to the economy, more shadow than substance, accomplished with accounting tricks and changes to the rules between now and November. But the had reality is that the "Jobless Recovery" is a myth, just like the "Service Economy" was back in the late 1980s and early 1990s.

Either your nation makes a good product at a good price that other nations want to buy,or your economy is doomed. Despite the hallucinations of Wall Street, money does not grow simply by shaking it back and forth with great vigor. Labor precedes wealth. All economies are founded on productivity. Anything else is wishful thinking.

Jul 21 12:04

Brazil donates $14 million for Gaza reconstruction

Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva signed a decision granting $14 million for Gaza reconstruction efforts, Palestinian officials announced.

Jul 21 12:03

Former USDA official: Department's reconsideration is 'bittersweet'

A black former Agriculture Department official who resigned under pressure after a video clip surfaced of her discussing a white farmer said Wednesday the agency's decision to review her case is "bittersweet," but said she isn't sure she would accept her job back if it is offered.

Jul 21 11:51

Censored Gulf news: Scientists call on Obama to stop chem-spray

July 20, 5:51 "PMHuman Rights Examiner" by Deborah Dupre'

Scientists and public demand ending human rights violations in Gulf of Mexico region.

Over 100 scientists and academic institution, research laboratory, conservation organization leaders plus human rights defenders from as far away as Norway and Greece signed the Scientists Consensus Statement on the Use of Chemical Dispersants in the Gulf of Mexico calling for the Obama Administration to immediately halt chemical aerial spraying in the Gulf region. A public petition to end dispersant use is also gaining momentum.

Non-consensual human experiementation

Jul 21 11:10

FLASHBACK - THE CLINTON LOOTING OF SOCIAL SECURITY TO BALANCE THE FEDERAL BUDGET

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

Jul 21 10:49

Dell ships motherboard with malicious code

Dell has confirmed that some of its PowerEdge server motherboards were shipped to customers with malware code on the embedded server management firmware.

Jul 21 10:46

Illinois Town Wants To Outlaw Eye-Rolling

Next time you're in line at the grocery store and you roll your eyes at the person with two carts full of items refusing to leave the 10-items-or-fewer line, you might be in trouble with the law -- at least if you live in Elmhurst, Illinois. Officials of the Chicago suburb are looking into finding a way of putting an end to the practice by legal means.

The idiocy stems from a recent city council meeting where an Elmhurst resident was ejected from the room after rolling her eyes in reaction to something that was said by a council member.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"The greater the number of laws, the more corrupt the republic." -- Tacitus

Jul 21 10:44

Sea floor leaks

Jul 21 10:35

ANYONE CARE TO ANSWER THIS IDIOT?

Jul 21 10:30

FLASHBACK - Afghans Trained by Blackwater Defect to Taliban

Jul 21 10:25

ROV Driving Through Clouds of Gas and Oil

Webmaster's Commentary: 

About 3 minutes into the video...

Jul 21 10:17

Andrew Breitbart is a Character Assassin Just as if He Were Shooting People with a Cherished Right Wing Handgun

Maybe all you need to know about Andrew Breitbart was that he was Drudge's protege, and now the protege has begun to eclipse his mentor for sleaze, if that is possible.

Jul 21 10:14

Obama Mortgage Plan May Fuel Wave of Foreclosures

The Obama administration's effort to help those at risk of losing their homes is failing to aid many and could spur a rise in foreclosures that would further depress the housing industry.

More foreclosures would force down home prices and that would deter already-ailing homebuilders from starting new projects.

As a result, the economic rebound could suffer. Each new home built creates, on average, the equivalent of three jobs for a year and generates about $90,000 in taxes paid to local and federal authorities, according to the National Association of Home Builders.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Remember that it is in the interests of the bank and government to keep housing as expensive as possible, to extract the greatest possible profit from you over your lifetime.

Jul 21 10:12

Thanks To Fannie And Freddie, Bailout Tab Hits $3.7 Trillion

Remember when the bailout was going to cost $700 million?

Yeah, not so much.

Jul 21 09:54

Paper: CIA now pretending contractors are CIA officers

The Washington Post's Pulitzer-prize winning reporter Dana Priest drove another stake into the heart of the US military industrial complex in today's Post:

In June, a stone carver from Manassas chiseled another perfect star into a marble wall at CIA headquarters, one of 22 for agency workers killed in the global war initiated by the 2001 terrorist attacks.

The intent of the memorial is to publicly honor the courage of those who died in the line of duty, but it also conceals a deeper story about government in the post-9/11 era: Eight of the 22 were not CIA officers at all. They were private contractors.

Jul 21 09:48

Turkish FM met Hamas supremo in Damascus

Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu met with Hamas supremo Khaled Meshaal in Damascus, Anatolia news agency reported Tuesday, a move that threatens to fan fresh tensions with Israel.

The two men met on Monday to discuss efforts to heal the rift between Hamas — the resistance militant group controlling the Gaza Strip — and the Fatah faction of Palestinian leader Mahmud Abbas.

The Middle East peace process was also on their agenda, Anatolia said.

The meeting took place amid simmering tensions between Turkey and its one-time ally Israel over the killing of nine Turks on May 31 in an Israeli raid on a Turkish ship that was part of a flotilla carrying aid to Gaza.

Israel has reacted angrily to previous contacts between Turkish officials and Hamas.

Jul 21 09:43

Clinton announces new US sanctions on North Korea

The United States Wednesday unveiled new sanctions against North Korea after the sinking of a South Korean warship and said the attack could be the start of more provocations by the communist state.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Come on! Someone! Shoot at us! We have elections coming up!" -- Official White Horse Souse

Jul 21 09:41

Senior EPA Analyst: “Government [Agencies] Have Been Sock Puppets for BP In This Cover Up”

We have people, wildlife—we have dolphins that are hemorrhaging. People who work near it are hemorrhaging internally. And that’s what dispersants are supposed to do. EPA now is taking the position that they really don’t know how dangerous it is, even though if you read the label, it tells you how dangerous it is. And, for example, in the Exxon Valdez case, people who worked with dispersants, most of them are dead now. The average death age is around fifty. It’s very dangerous, and it’s an economic—it’s an economic protector of BP, not an environmental protector of the public.

Jul 21 09:40

“The Right To Exist” – States or People?

by Sonja Karkar

The following article was first published in CounterPunch on 2 October 2007. Much of what was said then remains relevant almost three years later. It has been updated only to take into account some of the events since then.

Jul 21 09:39

Israel Refusing to Release Captured Aid Ships

According to officials familiar with the incident, the Israeli government is continuing to hold three of the aid ships involved with June’s failed attempt to deliver humanitarian goods to the Gaza Strip.

Jul 21 09:35

The Scariest Unemployment Graph I've Seen Yet

Jul 21 09:35

The Olympia Food Co-op Needs Your Support Now!

Just last week the Board of Directors of the Olympia Food Co-op in Olympia, WA, the hometown of Rachel Corrie, took the courageous step of instituting a boycott of Israeli goods, the first grocery boycott of Israel in the US.

Jul 21 09:34

Tab for 'War on terrorism' tops $1 trillion

The United States has spent more than $1 trillion on wars since the September 11, 2001, terror attacks, a recently released Congressional report says.

Jul 21 09:29

VIDEO: Bubbles Visible in Underwater Cams

Jul 21 09:27

EU Poised to Approve Yet More Iran Sanctions

The sanctions will ban all investment in Iran’s oil and gas industry, as well as putting serious restrictions on banking, insurance, and transportaiton from the nation. The sanctions are in addition to previously announced EU sanctions, as well as the UN Security Council sanctions.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The Sayan are determined to get a war with Iran going.

Jul 21 09:24

Indiana Jones and the Salvation of the Swastika

The swastika is over seven thousand years old and was as close to ubiquitous as symbols get. It was common coinage in: North and South America, Europe and Asia Minor, the Subcontinent, as well as the entire Orient. Astoundingly, in every place it was in use it was viewed as a symbol of felicity and good luck. The irresistible question is: Was there ever a symbol to match it? Keep in mind that it arose independently on three continents and each with the same meaning. In terms of a biblical conflating of symbols with the supernatural, the swastika is definitely spooky.

Jul 21 09:23

Madoff Trustee Sues 25 Fairfield Greenwich Affiliates

The trustee for convicted Ponzi scheme operator Bernard Madoff's firm sued more than two dozen affiliates of Fairfield Greenwich Group and its founding partners late Tuesday, saying they wrongly enriched themselves from the fraud.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Is there a right way to enrich yourself from a fraud?

Jul 21 09:20

Public Anger and Distrust of Business and Government

An April 2010 Pew Research Center (PRC) for the People & Press study and others report growing public anger, distrust, and hostility toward business and government because of a "perfect storm of conditions" - wrecked economies, fueling "epic discontent" toward responsible officials.

PRC found nearly 80% of Americans don't trust government to do the right thing, the highest distrust level in half a century.

Jul 21 09:18

NC NAACP head arrested before school board meeting

An NAACP leader in North Carolina who claims a school board's policy will resegregate schools has been arrested at the board's meeting.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Yet another indication that race is being promoted as the major issue for this campaign.

Jul 21 09:14

Watch Out! Those With Debts Will Go Broke in Coming Deflationary Depression – Here’s Why

We have had massive monetary creation for decades now which we have finally come to the day of reckoning. We do not know if the top will be next month, next year or even later but we certainly are getting to the top where we cannot buy our way out of the problem through a new stimulus injection… The truth is that a terrible, deflationary depression is probably starting in the coming months.

Jul 21 09:09

UPDATE on 7 yr old murdered by cop. It was a head shot.

Sleeping 7 year old girl murdered by a police officer in Detroit, who is now on paid leave, was shot through through the head. "Coroner changes Aiyana's death certificate to reflect head wound"

Jul 21 09:08

White House Criticized for Summary Firing of USDA Official as Race Controversy Grows

The tape and firing continued a political controversy that began last week when the NAACP passed a resolution condemning the tea party movement for racism. That drew fire from conservatives like Sarah Palin as well as African-American tea party-backed candidates across the country who complained the civil rights organization had manufactured a racial controversy.

On his program Tuesday Glenn Beck said Sherrod deserved an opportunity to tell her side of the story before being fired.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Breitbart, FOX News, and the White House, together with everyone who demanded Sherrod's head on a platter are looking like horses' rear ends this morning. And I thin they all got suckered because as I speculated on yesterday's radio show, the Democrats are trying to make racism the main issue going into November. This all began when the NAACP stated screaming that the Tea Party was racist (it isn't; it is a tax protest party) triggering this ill-conceived retaliation.

he good news is that racism as an election issue may have just been hoisted on its own petard with this stunt, removing it as a major issue from this campaign.

Jul 21 09:00

Mel Gibson's Career Not Over Yet

Media analyst and Hollywood observer James Hirsen tells Newsmax that the Mel Gibson heard ranting and raving against his ex-girlfriend on a series of audiotapes “is not the person that I know.”

Hirsen also cautions that it’s too early to say whether the tapes have destroyed the Oscar-winning actor-director’s career.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

We all say things in private moments of anger that we do not wish to be made public. The things I say when (for example) I find out that BOTH 4-month old hard drives are failing in my computer would shut down the radio stations that carry my program.

When one is a celebrity, there is the risk that people will goad you into saying something negative so they can take revenge (or make a fast buck) selling the tape to the media. We went through that out here with Dog the Bounty Hunter who was sold out by a family member. As onerous as some may find Mel's statements, they are in fact covered under the First Amendment right to freely express his opinions.

Jul 21 08:51

We will thrash Taliban: Obama

US President Barack Obama told that US will continue it's fight against the terrorist group Taliban, who killed innocent civilians in the US and the UK.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Prove it, President Pussy.

Because your word is no longer sufficient, not after breaking your campaign promise to end the wars as your first act in office.

Second, your tough talk about about avenging the deaths of Americans is undermined by the fact that Israel attacked a US-flagged ship and American citizens in international waters, and you ... did ... absolutely ... nothing ... about ... it! So kindly can the bovine excrement, President Pussy, because we all know the real reason you are prolonging the war in Afghanistan.

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

Jul 21 08:31

Rachel Corrie's Hometown Divests From Israel

A food co-op in the hometown of Rachel Corrie, the American activist killed by an Israeli bulldozer in 2003 and namesake of a Gaza aid ship earlier this year, has launched a divestment campaign against Israeli products, Haaretz reported Tuesday.

The Olympia, Washington Food Co-op board of directors met last week to make the final decision to endorse the boycott. "A couple of board members were concerned about what will be the financial effect on the organization, but it’s minimal," board member Rob Richards told Haaretz. "For me personally there is a moral imperative that goes beyond any financial concern. So we decided to adopt the boycott which went into effect the next day."

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