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September 7, 2009

Sep 07 08:47

Defiant Israel to build 455 new settlement homes

Defence Minister Ehud Barak authorised the construction of 455 units, most of them in the large settlement blocs that Israel has said it wants to keep in the event of a final peace agreement.

The move -- coming just days ahead of a planned visit to the region by US Middle East envoy George Mitchell -- has sparked criticism that it will undermine US-led efforts to restart the stalled peace process.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

That is the whole point. Israel does not want peace; they want the land. All of it. Barak just slapped Obama in the face in public.

And Obama will say "thank you, Sir; may I have another", and sign the checks to Israel like the obedient servant he is.

Sep 07 08:33

Afghanistan: Back Door to War on Iran

The Obama administration has made Afghanistan the focus of its foreign
policy, significantly escalating the war effort there. (Though there is
division within the administration regarding the degree of escalation
sought. http://www.nytimes.com/2009/09/04/us/politics/04military.html)
Obama’s motive for expanding the war in Afghanistan seems to be a desire to appear strong in foreign policy combined with the idea that war in
Afghanistan is much safer than a war on Iran-the primary target of Israel
and its Lobby.

Sep 07 05:34

German Government Advisor Proposes Personal CO2 Budget For Everyone On Planet

The top climate science advisor to the German government has proposed that everyone on the planet should have a personal CO2 budget and be forced to pay a tax if they exceed it, adding that westerners have already exceeded their allocations and should pay climate reparations to poorer countries.

This is not just another tax being rammed through using the phony pretext of global warming, it’s the entrée for complete government tracking and control over your personal life. This is the “inventory” that Nancy Pelosi called for during her visit to China in May.

On May 28, the Associated Press reported that Pelosi told a Chinese student that in order to cut back on CO2 emissions, “Every aspect of our lives must be subjected to an inventory.”

Sep 07 05:25

Former Bush Administration Attorney General John Ashcroft "Is Not Above The Law"

In a critical case which could determine the future of "preventive detention" in the U.S., the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that ex-Attorney General John Ashcroft can be sued for arresting Muslims as material witnesses as a pretext for investigating their possible links to terrorism. The 2 to 1 ruling (all three judges were Reagan or Bush appointees) is a setback for hardliners in the Bush administration who maintain that the state has the right to circumvent the 4th amendment and imprison "suspects" without establishing probable cause. Judge Milan Smith--a George W. Bush appointee--reproached Ashcroft's conduct in an eloquent defense of the Constitution and basic civil liberties:



Sep 07 05:12

Food Is Power and the Powerful Are Poisoning Us

Our most potent political weapon is food. If we take back our agriculture, if we buy and raise produce locally, we can begin to break the grip of corporations that control a food system as fragile, unsafe and destined for collapse as our financial system. If we continue to allow corporations to determine what we eat, as well as how food is harvested and distributed, then we will become captive to rising prices and shortages and increasingly dependent on cheap, mass-produced food filled with sugar and fat. Food, along with energy, will be the most pressing issue of our age. And if we do not build alternative food networks soon, the social and political ramifications of shortages and hunger will be devastating.

Sep 07 05:07

Honor Labor Day: End Compulsory Unionism

Labor Day is a celebration of the efforts of America's workers. However, the celebration is hollow for millions of American workers because of compulsory unionism.

Throughout the United States, over 12 million workers labor under contracts that require them to be a member of, or financially support, a union as a condition of employment.

Additionally, millions of more workers are required by law to accept union bosses' so-called "representation," thereby losing the right to negotiate their own employment terms.

Big Labor thrives on this system of government-granted special privileges based on coercion. Compulsory unionism makes union bosses more unaccountable to rank-and-file workers, as their financial support is absolutely mandatory.

Sep 07 00:06

US Hypocrisy Astonishes the World

Americans have lost their ability for introspection, thereby revealing their astounding hypocrisy to the world.

US War Secretary Robert Gates has condemned the Associated Press and a reporter, Julie Jacobson, embedded with US troops in Afghanistan, for taking and releasing a photo of a US Marine who was wounded in action and died from his injury.

The photographer was on patrol with the Marines when they came under fire. She found the courage and presence of mind to do her job. Her reward is to be condemned by the warmonger Gates as "insensitive." Gates says her employer, the Associated Press, lacks "judgment and common decency."

The American Legion jumped in and denounced the Associated Press for a "stunning lack of compassion and common decency."

September 6, 2009

Sep 06 21:12

George Washington's advice to YOU on defending the US Constitution today

After 45 years of service to the newly created United States, George Washington published a message to the American people. This is the summation of his observations and what he most wanted to contribute to Americans' understanding of defending our Constitutional government.

Washington's Farewell Address is considered so important that it is read in its entirety every year in the Senate, and has been read in one or both chambers of Congress every year since 1862.



Sep 06 20:27

Supporting The Troops:One Body Bag At A Time

We can no longer remain passive and indecisive by claiming that we are against the war but “for the troops” – no sensible individual can claim to do this while remaining conscious of the fact that the troops are the ones furthering the imperialistic endeavors of war.

There are those who devised war time policies,those who invested in them and those who supplemented the man power – all are to blame equally.

Sep 06 19:31

The Underhanded Moral Evasions of a Chance Facebook Status Update

People who say "everyone should have healthcare" can't quite screw up the courage to declare that other people are beholden to their charitable whims. Instead, they settle for empty, banal declarations about how reality should be, trying to shame their audience into the effort to make the forgotten man pay for making reality conform to their wishes.

Sep 06 19:04

Foreign Infiltration of the United States Government

I repeat, a very credible person who was an FBI contract worker assigned to listen in on the wire tapped conversations of Turkish spies says that those spies have penetrated the Pentagon, the State Department and Congress.

Sep 06 19:01

Goldman Sachs Is Not Capitalism: On a Very Confused Michael Moore

He completely ignores, or is not aware, that the Goldman Sachs rip off of the masses was done in cahoots, and here is the key, with the GOVERNMENT. No government influence over the banking system, no government ability to tax and give the money to bankers, no rip off.



Sep 06 18:53

Oil,Allies & Foreign Policy:The Iranian/Venezuelan Breakthrough

Iran and Venezuela should make efforts to prepare the grounds for strengthening their independence, said the Leader.

“Along with political coordination, Iran and Venezuela should enhance industrial, economic, banking and transportation cooperation,” Ayatollah Khamenei added.

Tehran and Caracas had previously signed an array of agreements, pledging to work together in oil exploration, building low-income housing and assembling tractors and bicycles as well as military projects among other ventures.

Chavez, who is on his seventh official visit to Iran, hailed positive talks between the high-ranking Venezuelan delegation and Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and other senior Iranian officials.

Sep 06 18:53

Total U.S. Loans Outstanding Have Dropped by Another $110 Billion Quarter-Over-Quarter

Repeat after me ... The bailouts had nothing to do with helping the real economy. They were just a way to hide the insolvency of the big banks a little longer, and to lend a hand to the big boys in the oligarchy.

Sep 06 17:38

Dangerous, Deadly H1N1 Vaccine Scam

The World Health Organization (WHO) is spreading propaganda like the flu to convince people new, genetically engineered, live "mock" influenza viruses in vaccines are safe.

On August 6, 2009, following news that more than half the world's health professionals will refuse vaccinations this fall, the WHO issued a directive to governments to reassure people the new flu vaccines, still being tested, are "safe." A major U.S. media blitz followed featuring Barack Obama telling Americans to get vaccinated, and network broadcasts maligning vaccination opponents.

Sep 06 16:40

Obama's "green jobs" guru Jones resigns after uproar

A White House environmental policy adviser who specialized in "green jobs" resigned on Sunday after an uproar over his previous affiliation with a September 11 conspiracy group.

Van Jones, special adviser on green jobs at the White House Council on Environmental Quality, apologized on Thursday after videotape surfaced of him using a crude epithet to describe Republicans and amid revelations he had signed a petition suggesting U.S. government involvement in the 2001 attacks in New York and Washington.



Sep 06 16:28

Activists topple towers, claim dangers of AM radio waves

The Earth Liberation Front (ELF) issued a statement saying opponents of the towers argue that "AM radio waves cause adverse health effects including a higher rate of cancer, harm to wildlife, and that the signals have been interfering with home phone and intercom lines."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Earth is awash in AM frequency radio waves. The sun emits radio waves, the stars emit radio waves. Anyone with a short wave receiver can tune into the sound so of the thunderstorms on Jupiter, and of course thunderstorms here on Earth generate prodigious amounts of AM radio noise and have been for billions of years.

The only adverse effect I am aware of from Am Radio waves is Pills Limbaugh.

Sep 06 16:25

Not Fit to Govern: Witch hunt against 9/11 truthers continues

Ever question the veracity of the government's official explanation for 9/11?

Ever sign a petition demanding a new investigation of the 9/11 attacks?

Ever consider the possibility (likelihood) that some of the highest people in government were behind the attacks on 9/11?

(yes, yes, and hell yes)

If like me your answer to any of the above is 'yes' you can forget about ever having a role in your own government...

Sep 06 16:24

Newsweek’s War on White People: “It’s horrifying to imagine kids being proud to be white.”

Newsweek just launched an all out war on the mental well-being of white children in their September issue. The article is titled “See Baby Discriminate.” The article demands, with religious fanaticism, that white children be made to shun all knowledge of racial differences and taught to feel guilty. Newsweek actually printed “It’s horrifying to imagine kids being proud to be white.” The Newsweek article actually states that white children should be made to feel guilty to “knock down their glorified view of white people,” while black children should be built up with “ethnic pride.” White parents, and only white parents, are called on to go to great lengths to brainwash their own children starting at age 3.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

We are being taught to be so afraid of discriminating against other people that we fail to see how we ourselves are discriminated against!

Sep 06 15:44

Accused killer asks for Online media outlets users' IDs

A lawyer for Lucas Coe, charged in the death of 4-year-old Emma Thompson, has asked several local media outlets to provide the names of readers and listeners who commented about his client online.



Sep 06 13:42

Flashback: Photos of Wounded, Recovering US Soldiers

Military Personnel Wounded in Iraq & Afghanistan:
A Photo Gallery
warning: 2 of the photos are graphic
updated 20 Dec 2004
Most Americans haven't seen the growing legion of wounded troops returning from Iraq who are cared for at military facilities sealed off from the public. The media, in turn, have focused on the hit-and-run guerrilla attacks that claim one or two GIs in Iraq almost daily. Little attention has been paid to the long, difficult and very personal struggles that ensue in wards at BAMC and Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington.

Sep 06 13:37

US troops raid Afghan hospital

US troops raid Afghan hospital, says aid group
Published: September 07, 2009
KABUL (Reuters) - US troops burst into a Swedish charity-run hospital in Afghanistan and tied up patients’ relatives and staff, the charity said on Sunday, in what it called a breach of deals between the military and aid groups.
“It is not only a clear violation of globally recognised humanitarian principles about the sanctity of health facilities and staff in areas of conflict but also a clear breach of the civil-military agreement” between aid groups and the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force, he said.

Sep 06 12:29

Churchill Spurred the Decline of the West

More than any other British leader, in 1914 and 1939, Churchill lusted for war and pushed his country to turn two European wars into world wars, so Germany might be destroyed.

Both times, he succeeded.

And history records that those wars, that together took the lives of perhaps a hundred million Europeans, were the mortal blows that advanced the death of the West.

And it was Winston Churchill who led the West in its advance to barbarism.

As First Lord he instituted a starvation blockade that violated all the rules of civilized warfare and brought death to 100 times as many German civilians as there were Belgian victims of the Kaiser’s army.

Sep 06 11:36

INMATES RELOCATED AFTER SEX ASSAULTS

HONOLULU - All of the Hawaii inmates who were housed at a Kentucky prison where authorities say women were sexually assaulted by staff have been relocated.

Officials say 128 inmates returned to Oahu on Tuesday night. One inmate was transferred directly to another out-of-state prison, and 40 previously made the trip back to Hawaii.

The transfer happened after 23 female inmates, including seven from Hawaii, alleged they were sexually assaulted at the Otter Creek Correctional Center, a private prison operated by Corrections Corporation of America.

Six prison workers have been indicted in the case.

Sep 06 11:31

Hawaii’s swine flu death count reaches 10

HONOLULU (AP) - The state Department of Health says Hawaii's swine flu death count rose by four between June and August to 10.

Department spokeswoman Janice Okubo said Friday that one of the four was a 5-year-old. She says the case marks Hawaii's first swine flu death involving a child.

Okubo says the other new cases included two adults with underlying health issues. She says the child and another adult who died had no underlying medical conditions.

The deaths from swine flu were confirmed by state epidemiologist Dr. Sarah Park.

Officials aren't releasing additional details because of patient privacy.

The novel H1N1 Influenza A, or swine flu, is a new virus that was first reported in the United States in April.

Sep 06 11:10

More Sibel Edmonds Explosive Testimony On Current and Former Members of Congress



Sep 06 11:09

FBI Whistleblower: Hastert, Burton, Blunt, Other Members of Congress 'Bribed, Blackmailed'

The under-oath, detailed allegations include bribery, blackmail, espionage and infiltration of the U.S. government of, and by current and former members of the U.S. Congress, high-ranking State and Defense Department officials and agents of the government of Turkey. The broad criminal conspiracy is said to have resulted in, among other things, the sale of nuclear weapons technology to black market interests including Pakistan, Iran, North Korea, Libya and others.

Sep 06 10:58

America: Freedom to Fascism - Director's Authorized Version

Sep 06 10:50

Options are many for those wanting vaccinations

Residents who want flu vaccinations have a variety of options, including visiting their family doctors or a number of clinics.

Children attending Hawaii elementary and middle schools can receive free flu shots or nasal sprays through the state Department of Health's "Protect Hawaii's Keiki: Stop Flu at School" program.

The program is a partnership among the Health Department, the state Department of Education, the Hawaii Association of Independent Schools and the Hawaii Catholic Schools.

Sep 06 10:42

'THE THIRD JIHAD' TO BE SHOWN THURSDAY`

KIHEI - The Jewish Congregation of Maui will be screening the film "The Third Jihad: Radical Islam's Vision for America" at 6:30 p.m. Thursday.

The screening will be held at the congregation's facility at 634 Alulike St. in Kihei.

The event is the day before the eighth anniversary of the terrorist attacks on New York City and Washington, D.C. The film will be followed by a question-and-answer session.

People planning to attend are asked to call 874-5397. Space is limited.

A suggested $5 donation is requested to cover costs.



Sep 06 10:32

Flu not to be taken lightly with season approaching

Park recommended everyone - healthy or vulnerable, young or old - get a flu vaccination early in what's now the beginning of the annual flu season.

The reason to act quickly is simple: A flu vaccination takes time to work. One doesn't get a flu shot at a doctor's office and walk out immune from the disease.

A flu shot injects a protein of the virus into a person whose body is then alerted to a foreign infection. That triggers the body's immune system to build up a defense for the next time the disease pays a visit. But it takes at least two weeks for the body to build up a sufficient defense against a new strain of the flu virus, Park said. And it takes even longer - four to six weeks - to reach the peak of immunity.

Sep 06 10:17

Netanyahu To Authorize Hundreds of New Settlements

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will soon authorize hundreds of new units to be built in the occupied West Bank despite US calls for a settlement freeze, a senior minister said on Sunday.
"The prime minister will announce in the coming days the construction of several hundred additional homes and public buildings," Transport Minister Yisrael Katz, a close ally of the hawkish premier, told public radio.
Netanyahu plans to authorize between 400 and 600 housing units, according to Israeli media.

Sep 06 09:54

Obama "bestial and anti-human"

In our view, the dreadful event in Kunduz is a clear-cut crime and intentional genocide. This can never be justified by saying this was a mistake.

Sep 06 09:44

White House adviser resigns amid 9/11 controversy

Presidential adviser Van Jones has resigned after coming under fire for signing a controversial petition in 2004. The petition called for an investigation of whether government officials deliberately allowed the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks to occur.

Sep 06 09:26

Brown claim to have saved 500,000 jobs 'is a lie' says Darling

Gordon Brown has been accused of ‘lying’ by Alistair Darling in a vicious feud that threatens to wreck the Government’s attempt to combat the recession.

The Chancellor has enraged the Prime Minister by refusing point-blank to back Mr Brown’s claim that his multi-billion-pound bailout of the banks has ‘saved 500,000 jobs’.

In an astonishing show of defiance, Mr Darling argued the claim cannot be substantiated and has told the PM to stop repeating it.

Sep 06 09:25

IAI Unveils JUMPER Missile for Urban Warfare

Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) plans to display its new JUMPER System at the third Army and Defense Conference and Exhibition at Latrun. The new system features eight canistered missiles that are launched from a vertical launcher pack to precisely strike targets at ranges of up to 50 km (31 miles).

Webmaster's Commentary: 

One has to wonder just how the IDF might well deploy this "urban warfare missile".

Sep 06 09:08

Afghan air strike galvanises war protesters

SUPPORTERS of the US President, Barack Obama, are preparing to launch street protests against any plan to escalate the Afghan war.

At the same time, Democrats in Congress are in revolt against Mr Obama's war strategy, which is expected to result in a further 20,000 combat troops being sent to the country.

Peace Action, which has 100,000 members, is gearing up for protests even though many members are in broad sympathy with Mr Obama's presidency.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

About bloody well time!

Sep 06 09:06

Approaching Epidemic: Brain Damage from Mobile Phone Radiation

A collaborative team of international EMF activists has released a report detailing eleven design flaws of the 13-country, Telecom-funded Interphone study.

The exposé discusses research on cell phones and brain tumors, concluding that:

  • There is a risk of brain tumors from cell phone use
  • Telecom funded studies underestimate the risk of brain tumors
  • Children have larger risks than adults for brain tumors

    The Interphone study, begun in 1999, was intended to determine the risks of brain tumors, but its full publication has been held up for years. Components of this study published to date reveal what the authors call a ‘systemic-skew’, greatly underestimating brain tumor risk.

  • Sep 06 09:03

    European campaign warns of mass thirst and poisoning in Gaza

    The European campaign to end the siege on Gaza warned Friday that Gaza people would suffer from mass thirst and poisoning as a result of the contamination of drinking water.

    Webmaster's Commentary: 

    Every tax dollar sent to Israel perpetuates Palestinian Gazans' misery; the diseases borne by contaminated water can sicken, if not kill, many Palestinian Gazans.

    Of course, the Israeli government knows the kinds problems unsanitary water can cause. But Israel will do nothing to correct the situation until the world does one thing, and speaks to Israel in a language it can understand; that is the immediate yanking of all financial support from all donor countries until the siege of Gaza has ended.

    That, unfortunately, may only happen when pigs fly.

    Sep 06 09:03

    Megrahi was framed

    The trial of the “Lockerbie bomber” was worse than a travesty of justice. Evidence that never came to court proves his innocence.

    Sep 06 08:55

    President Hamid Karzai takes 100% of votes in opposition stronghold

    In the southern Afghan district of Shorabak, the tribesmen gathered shortly before last month’s presidential election to discuss which candidate they would back. After a debate they chose to endorse Abdullah Abdullah, President Hamid Karzai’s leading opponent.

    The tribal leaders prepared to deliver a landslide for Abdullah – but it never happened. They claim Ahmed Wali Karzai, the president’s brother and leader of the Kandahar provincial council, detained the local governor and closed all the district’s 46 polling sites on election day.

    The ballot boxes were taken back to the district headquarters where, tribal leaders allege, they were stuffed with ballots by local policemen. A total of 23,900 ballots were finally sent off to Kabul, the capital – every one of them a vote for Karzai.

    Webmaster's Commentary: 

    "Democracy" in Afghanistan; isn't it a wonderful thing?!?!?

    Sep 06 08:54

    Dear friends who've just viewed the National Geographic Conspiracy Theory on 9/11,

    This silly attempt to boil down the "Truthers" (what, people who are not actively pursuing answers to 9/11 questions are not in favor of truth? ridiculous...) to a few people who believe there was no plane at the Pentagon and the buildings were brought down by "thermite" is just that -- silly.

    Webmaster's Commentary: 

    I think we can relax. As near as I can tell from industry sources, hardly anyone bothered to watch NatGeo's show this time.

    Sep 06 08:49

    Why eating broccoli may prevent strokes and heart attacks

    This probably still won't encourage children to eat it, but the many healthy properties of broccoli include preventing a heart attack or stroke, say researchers.

    A chemical found in the vegetable boosts the body's defence system to keep arteries unclogged.

    Sep 06 08:45

    Flashback: Depleted Uranium Ammunition in Afghan War: New Evidence

    A military manual that was handed over to German campaigners has reignited allegations that the US used DU ammunition in Afghanistan. If true, it runs counter to repeated assurances given by the US military that no DU was used. The manual, a war-fighting guide for Bundeswehr contingents in Afghanistan is marked classified and for official NATO use only. It was written by the Bundeswehr's Centre for Communication and published in late 2005.

    Webmaster's Commentary: 

    The US government lies routinely to its own citizens, and the world.

    If these charges about the use of depleted uranium in Afghanistan prove true, it is again a clear demonstration of a US administration's desire to win at all costs, no matter how much collateral damage these DU weapons could have caused to Afghan citizens and potentially our own soldiers.

    Sep 06 08:40

    READER PHOTOS FROM LOS ANGELES FIRES

    there have been plenty of LOOTERS up there we've had to fend off, and plenty of NEWS REPORTERS to bother people, but very few firefighters. almost ALL of the residents of Big Tujunga Canyon believe they were burned out on purpose because the feds want the land in the canyon, and have been trying to get everyone out of there for years.

    Sep 06 08:29

    Confronting Russia? US Marines In The Caucasus

    The redeployment of U.S. Marines to Georgia, then, is indicative of a continuous effort by the Pentagon ranging over more than seven years to prepare the Georgian armed forces ­ an American and NATO proxy army ­ for wars abroad and in the South Caucasus alike.

    The Pentagon and NATO have acquired seven new military bases in Bulgaria and Romania in recent years, including air bases for the transit of troops and weapons to Georgia and Afghanistan as well as for potential bombing runs against other nations such as Iran.

    Webmaster's Commentary: 

    Looks as though the US is on a war footing for what could be decades, if it doesn't bankrupt itself first, which is a very real possibility.

    Sep 06 08:18

    While Europe Sleeps, Bosnia Seethes

    In the latest issue of Foreign Affairs, under the headline “The Death of Dayton,” Patrice C. McMahon and Jon Western write that because of ethnic divisions that refuse to heal, widespread corruption and political deadlock, “the country now stands on the brink of collapse” and “unless checked, the current trends toward fragmentation will almost certainly lead to a resumption of violence.”

    Sep 06 08:12

    Abbas rejects Netanyahu talks if settlements grow

    Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas said on Saturday he sees no point in meeting Benjamin Netanyahu if the Israeli premier approves a fast expansion of West Bank settlements before considering a freeze.

    Webmaster's Commentary: 

    This is precisely what Netanyahu wants; to create a "no go" situation for any further peace talks, then blame the Palestinians for their intransigence.

    President Obama and his administration need to understand, very clearly, that Israel is not at all interested in peace, except if that means every Palestinian leaving (or dying) in Gaza, the West Bank, and East Jerusalem.

    Israel wants territory, and will pursue that agenda by any means necessary.

    Sep 06 08:02

    Israeli officials attacking anti Zionist synagogue in Jerusalem

    Sep 06 08:01

    Government gives up hope of more European Nato help in Afghanistan

    Defence sources have said that both the US and British governments no longer expect any of Nato's main partner nations to send more troops to serve in southern Afghanistan where the Taliban insurgency is most fierce.

    Despite high level lobbying by Gordon Brown, the Prime Minister, and senior diplomats no country has come forward to share more of the war fighting burden being felt by British and US troops in the south of the country.

    Webmaster's Commentary: 

    European countries' leadership is actually influenced by voter opinion; in the US, the government doesn't care at all what its voters think.

    In the US, we no longer have a republic, but a "corporatocracy".

    At this phase of our country's devolution, alleged "representatives" in congress are simply acquisitions of large corporations. This means they are obliged to vote for whatever legislation which will benefit those large corporations, and not what is good for We the People.

    The only "winners" in the war in Afghanistan are the defense contractors, and the drug dealers.

    Sep 06 07:51

    Taliban attacks in north Afghanistan spike

    Eight years ago, this northern flood plain was the scene of the Taliban's last stand.

    Now, it's the locus of a resurgent militancy in a region that is fast becoming a new front in the Afghan war - with troubling consequences for coalition supply lines and U.S. allies whose will to stay and fight is being tested by rising casualties.

    Webmaster's Commentary: 

    We are up to our necks here in a military misadventure we cannot win, and our options are limited.

    Afghanistan has long been nicknamed "The Graveyard of Empires"; unfortunately, that is about to be what happens to the US in Afghanistan.

    We've never had enough boots on the ground to do the job, and you cannot, absolutely cannot, win what is essentially a ground war from the air.

    Our military and civilian leadership should have learned that from the American debacle which was Viet Nam, but apparently, haven't.

    Our soldiers keep dying because we have not accomplished one of two geopolitical objectives here, and that is the "pacification" of Afghanistan in order to install the pipelines to control Eurasian oil.

    And the other objective? Protecting the drug trade, from which so many profit so well.

    As reported in:

    http://www.thaindian.com/newsportal/world-news/afghan-opium-production-declines-10-percent-in-2009-un_100241969.html

    "The opium production in Afghanistan is down by 10 percent while the area under poppy cultivation in the country fell 22 percent in 2009, a new UN report said Wednesday."

    "However, the war-torn Afghanistan still remains the world’s largest supplier of the drug, producing 6,900 tonnes of opium, from which heroin is derived, the Online news agency said citing the report."

    You might recall that, under the rule of the Taliban, the opium trade was almost completely eradicated;, but subsequent to the US invasion and occupation of Afghanistan, opium production soared.

    Coincidence?

    You tell me.

    Sep 06 07:51

    Taliban's Tank-Killing Bombs Came From CIA, Not Iran

    In support of the official U.S. assertion that Iran is arming its sworn enemy, the Taliban, the head of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI), Dennis Blair, has cited a statement by a Taliban commander last year attributing military success against NATO forces to Iranian military assistance.

    But the Taliban commander's claim is contradicted by evidence from the U.S. Defense Department, Canadian forces in Afghanistan and the Taliban itself that the increased damage to NATO tanks by Taliban forces has come from anti-tank mines provided by the United States to the jihadi movement in Afghanistan in the 1980s.

    Sep 06 07:49

    As 9/11’s 8th anniversary approaches

    Sep 06 07:41

    Who Brought the Slaves to America?

    A methodical and documented look at the true culprits of the African slave trade.

    Sep 06 07:34

    ISRAEL STEALS BODY PARTS: PALESTINIANS SPEAK OUT

    In 1995, Bassam was killed by the Israeli army at the village of Beit Awwa, located near the former armistice line between the West Bank and what is now Israel.

    “But 24 hours later they returned the body with a huge scar running from the chin to the lower abdomen,” Walid remembers.

    “They took all the vital organs, including the heart, kidneys, Liver. Then they stuffed the empty cavities with garbage before sewing him up.”

    Sep 06 07:34

    SECTARIANISM FROM ABROAD IS DESTROYING THE FREE GAZA MOVEMENT

    The siege on Gaza can and will be broken. International participation in the movement to deliver essential goods to the Strip have, so far, been successful despite harassment from Israeli forces and attacks on the ships bringing in those goods.

    One would expect the Israelis to do everything in their power to stop these activities…. that’s one of the things they do best. One would not expect the movement to be sabotaged from within, but apparently this is what is happening.

    Sep 06 07:25

    "21 of the 25 Largest Subprime Issuers Leading Up to the Crisis Were Financed by Large Banks"

    21 of the 25 largest subprime issuers leading up to the crisis were financed by large banks. (Remember this the next time you hear a lobbyist blaming the crisis on non-banks and denying the role of the bank holding companies.)

    Sep 06 07:21

    Unemployment Is Much Worse Than You Think

    Structural rather than cyclical influences on unemployment are running well above normal during the current recession, as is highlighted by the percentage of the unemployed that are “not on temporary layoff.”

    Sep 06 07:21

    9-11 Israel pointing fingers

    Webmaster's Commentary: 

    Before the dust from the World Trade Towers had even settled, Israel's agents were pointing their fingers at the intended targets, Arab Muslims.

    This was, of course, a repeat of the Israeli tactics during the Lavon Affair, in which bombings carried out by Israel were blamed on Egypt, and the attack on the USS Liberty, in which Israel was blaming Egypt for that attack right up until Israel had to call the attack off.

    Sep 06 07:17

    Wall Street wants to do to life insurance what it did to housing

    The New York Times reports that large investment banks are lining up to begin securitizing “life settlements,” life insurance policies that ill and elderly people sell so that they can get cash before they die.

    Life settlement companies — companies that buy life insurance policies and cash in when the original policy holder dies — have been around for some time, but this would mark the first time that life insurance policies are turned into big business on Wall Street.

    Webmaster's Commentary: 

    So if there really is a "When Pigs Fly" flu pandemic, these "investors" will get filthy stinking rich very quickly.

    Sep 06 07:14

    Wiki can't even do basic geography. And it won't let me edit the post about the island they have in the wrong location even though I LIVE ON IT.

    So hey guys I live on an Island that doesn't exist next to and Island that actually does exist, that I am actually on. According to wikipedia.

    Can I edit the page about the Island? I only live HERE! Nope. Can anyone living here edit the page? Nope, we aren't experts on the subject. lol!!!

    My brother wrote a book about the history of the Island from its AMerican Indian name Croatoan to now. Can he edit the page? Nope.

    only self appointed experts can change it. If you change it, some idiot changes right back.

    Webmaster's Commentary: 

    I went through this with Wikipedia back when they had articles about Michael Rivero. The article about me was filled with inaccuracies. When I changed it, it was changed back. Twice. Then it was locked against changes and I was informed by Wikipedia that Michael Rivero was not considered an expert on the subject of Michael Rivero. When I pointed out that I was Michael Rivero and therefore more of an expert on the subject of Michael Rivero than their own editors Wikipedia threw a tantrum and deleted every single article about me or my website.

    Sep 06 07:01

    Vaccine-Induced Disease Epidemic Outbreaks

    We know this dastardly plan actually happened, thanks to a citizen's WATCHDOG GROUP in Kansas City, Missouri named "The Advertiser's Protective Bureau", who filed, and successfully prosecuted criminal charges against the Missouri state chapter of the AMA ­ the Jackson Medical Society. The 'Protective Bureau's" official report of this cold-blooded plot reads as follows:

    Sep 06 06:59

    Unemployment Rate for College Graduates Highest on Record.

    With the recent unemployment rate hitting 9.7 percent officially, the wider ranging U-6 rate hit a record of 16.8 percent. The market took the 216,000 job losses as good news but the recession is much deeper than the headlines are showing. If you dig deep into the report, you will find a few curious observations. First, the teenage unemployment rate is the highest in nearly half a century coming in at over 24.2 percent. Now this rate is always high but only in August of 2008, it was at 17.8 percent. Another observation in the report that we find is those with college degrees are facing the highest unemployment in two decades since records started being kept.

    Sep 06 06:49

    "We Are Destroying Ourselves."

    Creveld: We possess several hundred atomic warheads and rockets and can launch them at targets in all directions, perhaps even at Rome. Most European capitals are targets for our air force.

    Interviewer: Wouldn't Israel then become a rogue state?

    Creveld: We shall have to try to prevent things from coming to that, if at all possible. Our armed forces, however, are not the thirtieth strongest in the world, but rather the second or third. We have the capability to take the world down with us. And I can assure you that that will happen, before Israel goes under.

    Webmaster's Commentary: 

    Obviously, this claim about being such a mighty military took place prior to the last was with Lebanon.

    But it betrays the Israeli mindset.

    Sep 06 06:46

    False flag operations: a stunning history

    Please read what the following highly respected people are saying:

    Former prominent Republican U.S. Congressman and CIA official Bob Barr stated that the U.S. is close to becoming a totalitarian society and that the Bush administration used fear to try to ensure that this happened. Current Republican U.S. Congressman Ron Paul stated that the government "is determined to have martial law." He also said a contrived "Gulf of Tonkin-type incident may occur to gain popular support for an attack on Iran." Former National Security Adviser Brzezinski told the Senate that a terrorist act might be carried out in the U.S. and falsely blamed on Iran to justify war against that nation.

    Sep 06 06:44

    Obama 'green jobs' adviser quits amid controversy

    White House environmental adviser Van Jones, embroiled in a controversy over past inflammatory statements, resigned after what he called a "vicious smear campaign against me."

    The resignation, announced early Sunday, came as President Barack Obama is working to regain his footing in the contentious health care debate.

    Jones, who specialized in environmentally friendly "green jobs" with the White House Council on Environmental Quality, was linked to efforts suggesting a government role in the Sept. 11 attacks and to derogatory comments about Republicans.

    Webmaster's Commentary: 

    Somehow, I don't think derogatory comments about Republicans was the problem.

    Sep 06 06:42

    On being attacked by The Washington Times

    This idiotic comparison basically speaks for itself, but let’s be clear: Erik Prince is no Valerie Plame. Plame was a covert CIA operative who was outed because her husband, Ambassador Joe Wilson, was speaking out against the Bush administration’s lie-filled drive to the Iraq invasion. Prince is the owner of a mercenary force that has killed innocent civilians (mostly Muslims), put US, Iraqi and Afghan lives at risk regularly, is being sued for war crimes, has had its operatives indicted on manslaughter charges, is being investigated for arms smuggling, etc. etc. In other words, Prince and Plame are basically twins.

    Sep 06 06:41

    Surfing the Beaches of Deadwood with Lt. Col Kilgore.

    War’s not new and this war’s not new and there’s collateral damage in my mulligan stew. There is a way to pacify and consolidate Afghanistan and that is to kill every living creature there with a thermonuclear blast but short of that you aren’t going to succeed. The reason is the Hindu Kush, among other things. Some colossal hand reached down and grabbed the fabric of the world awhile ago and squeezed it with a pull, which caused an impossible complexity of mountains and valleys over a whole lot of landscape that just cannot be contained unless you send in more people than you can get or… well there is no or.

    Sep 06 06:32

    Cumbersome

    My motto is "Government, stop helping me. I can't afford it."

    Sep 06 06:32

    America is a “Failed Democracy": Its People want Peace, and its Elected Officials make War

    The war in Afghanistan today hangs like some cloud of poison gas over Washington that won’t blow away. It sickens everything as it spreads. It continues to suck precious tax dollars out of the Treasury, money this country cannot afford to squander, especially as millions of Americans are sinking into poverty and joblessness exceeds ten percent. Writing in USA Today last March 10th, Susan Page reported, “In one year, 24 million slide from ‘thriving’ to ‘struggling’ and “Some fear that the American dream may be in peril as well.” Worse, the U.S. is turning poverty-plagued Afghanistan, a long-suffering nation of 25 million souls into another Iraq, perhaps even another Viet Nam. Afghanistan has already been under U.S.

    Sep 06 06:30

    The Real Newt Gingrich

    Sep 06 00:46

    9-12 Rally To Impeach MA Sen Richard Moore Over Forced Vax

    September 12 MA Rally to Impeach Sen Richard T. Moore Over Forced Vaccination Bill S2028

    [Editor's Note: I was earlier led to believe that the Massachusettes Senate, under the sponsorship of NWO sell-out and compliant servant Sen. Richard T Moore, passed the despicable S2028, an affront to the constitutionally guaranteed right of every Massachusettes citizen to decide his own health destiny, in August, but the actual date of passage, I now discover, was April 30, 2009. Here's a brief quote from http://www.masslpa.org/node/428:

    "On Thursday, April 30, 2009, the senate bill, sponsored by Senator Richard T. Moore (D), Worcester and Norfolk District was passed in the senate, containing language that violates the Constitutional Rights of Massachusetts citizens.

    Sep 06 00:20

    Disengaging America From The Israel Lobby

    No taxation by a foreign government without representation" is a basic American principle. Yet, the taxation currently endured by US taxpayers because of the Israel Lobby far exceeds the level of taxation by the British that led to the American Revolution. Pro-Israel organisations do everything possible to prevent Americans from openly discussing the fact that they are being taxed without consent.

    September 5, 2009

    Sep 05 23:25

    THE DEATH OF TED KENNEDY

    The public (or perhaps I should say the media) reaction to the death of Ted Kennedy seems to sum up most of the things which are wrong with our society. This is an evil culture, hell-bent on its own destruction, and most of the people in it are rushing, like lemmings, over the cliff and into the sea.

    Sep 05 23:18

    Flashback 2005: Growing Problem for Military Recruiters: Parents

    Growing Problem for Military Recruiters: Parents
    By DAMIEN CAVE
    Published: June 3, 2005
    Two years into the war in Iraq, as the Army and Marines struggle to refill their ranks, parents have become boulders of opposition that recruiters cannot move.
    Mothers and fathers around the country said they were terrified that their children would have to be killed - or kill - in a war that many see as unnecessary and without end.

    Sep 05 23:04

    Did Ron Paul Predict 9/11?

    I came across this press conference Dr. Paul gave on CSPAN in December of ‘98, the day Clinton deflected attention away from his looming impeachment by launching a bombing campaign on Iraq. I found it refreshing to see him full of such righteous indignation. Especially interesting was his warning that the president’s actions today will lead to terrorist attacks tomorrow.

    Sep 05 22:13

    Naming Names: More Sibel Edmonds Explosive Testimony On Current and Former Members of Congress

    Against Dennis Hastert:

    The acceptance of large sums of bribery in forms of cash or laundered cash ... to make it look legal for his campaigns, and also for his personal use, in order to do certain favors ...

    Sep 05 22:04

    ANOTHER VICTORY FOR DIVESTMENT AND BOYCOTT

    The Israeli cosmetics company, Ahava, which illegally manufactures and appropriates its products in occupied Palestinian territory, has dropped its spokesperson Kristin Davis amid a public relations debacle sparked by the peace group CODEPINK’s Stolen Beauty campaign.

    As Gawker.com first reported yesterday, ‘Sex & the City’ star Kristin Davis has been dropped by Ahava. All trace of her image and mention of her name have already been removed from Ahava’s website.

    Sep 05 20:45

    Strategy for national security: Department of Peace or Wars on Terror?

    How about a Department of Peace to contribute to national security strategy in addition to the Department of War, uh, that is, Defense? Let’s consider our government's argument that the US military's use of force after invading other countries that did not attack us is an effective strategy for our national security. And then let’s step outside the box of war, and consider the potential contribution that a Department of Peace might make for US national security.

    Sep 05 19:43

    Microsoft attacking Linux at the retail level

    A forum poster at Overclock.net posted screenshots from the Microsoft ExpertZone training for BestBuy employees titled "Comparing Windows 7 to Linux." After completing the course, BestBuy employees are eligible for a $10 copy of Windows 7. While Microsoft's claims are far fetched at best, one has to wonder what their endgame is.

    Sep 05 17:52

    One giant slip in Bangladesh news

    Two Bangladeshi newspapers have apologised after publishing an article taken from a satirical US website which claimed the Moon landings were faked.

    The Daily Manab Zamin said US astronaut Neil Armstrong had shocked a news conference by saying he now knew it had been an "elaborate hoax".

    Neither they nor the New Nation, which later picked up the story, realised the Onion was not a genuine news site.

    Sep 05 14:06

    Nanothermite explosives evidence in video of WTC 2 collapse

    More evidence of nanothermite reacting during the collapse of WTC 2
    Posted on August 22, 2009
    http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=13049
    Active Thermitic Material Discovered in Dust from the 9/11 World Trade Center Catastrophe
    Global Research, April 3, 2009
    Based on these observations, we conclude that the red layer of the red/gray chips we have discovered in the WTC dust is active, unreacted thermitic material, incorporating nanotechnology, and is a highly energetic pyrotechnic or explosive material.

    Sep 05 14:06

    Judge Napolitano: Revolution is Duty of the People

    Sep 05 14:04

    MARC FABER - War After Inflation

    Sep 05 14:03

    Ayn Rand Phil Donahue Interview

    Sep 05 13:36

    STUNNING VICTORY FOR FREEDOM OF SPEECH

    This morning a new light shines across Canada. The Canadian Human Rights Tribunal (CHRT) has had its fangs trimmed. Section 13, the law that prohibits speaking openly about uncomfortable truths has finally been defeated. Commonly referred to as the anti hate law it has been used to stifle criticism of policy and ideology on almost every medium.

    Sep 05 13:33

    PHOTO ESSAY ~~ THE GREENING OF GAZA

    Sep 05 13:21

    "Dollar's future unstable"

    Sep 05 13:01

    The Second Wave Of The Depression - Hyperinflation Likely

    Washington DC – The second wave of the world economic depression is coming soon. Larry
    Summers, the economics czar of the Wall Street puppet regime currently in power in Washington,
    recently confessed to the Financial Times in an unguarded moment: “I don't think the worst is over
    ....” A few weeks earlier, Jacques Attali, who served in the 1980s as the main economics adviser to
    French President Mitterrand, told an audience at the International Economic and Financial Forum
    (FIEF) in Paris that the world might well soon face a “planetary Weimar” in the form of a
    hyperinflationary depression similar to the German events of 1922 to 1923.

    Sep 05 12:56

    Mondragón Worker-Cooperatives Decide How to Ride Out a Downturn

    The Mondragón Cooperative Corporation (MCC), the largest consortium of worker-owned companies, has developed a different way of doing business—a way that puts workers, not shareholders, first.

    Here’s how it played out when one of the Mondragón cooperatives fell on hard times. The worker/owners and the managers met to review their options. After three days of meetings, the worker/owners agreed that 20 percent of the workforce would leave their jobs for a year, during which they would continue to receive 80 percent of their pay and, if they wished, free training for other work. This group would be chosen by lottery, and if the company was still in trouble a year later, the first group would return to work and a second would take a year off.

    Sep 05 12:50

    CLAW BACK THE BUSH-OBAMA BAILOUTS – ZOMBIE BANKERS MUST PAY FOR THE DEPRESSION THEY CREATED!

    CLAW BACK THE BUSH-OBAMA BAILOUTS – ZOMBIE BANKERS MUST PAY FOR THE
    DEPRESSION THEY CREATED!
    SLAP A 1% TOBIN TAX ON WALL STREET SPECULATION TO KEEP
    OUR HOSPITALS OPEN!
    The health care controversy in this summer’s congressional town hall meetings is unreal. Obama and the
    Republicans are both hiding the obvious fact that, in this world depression, most US health insurance
    companies are bankrupt because of derivatives – the toxic assets you’ve heard so much about. AIG is the
    largest insurance company, and it is bankrupt. The Hartford just took $3.5 billion from the Treasury and is
    bankrupt. MetLife just lost $1.5 billion in three months, all because of derivatives. The other insurers are in

    Sep 05 12:50

    Video: Corbett Report talks to Nathan Moulton about Activist Movie

    The Corbett Report sits down with Nathan Moulton of Moulton Steel Productions about his new feature-length DVD, Activist. We discuss his background and some of the highlights of the documentary.

    To view interview click link above. To learn more about the documentary "Activist" go here: http://www.activistmovie.com/

    Sep 05 11:31

    U.S. Recovery Leaving Workers Jobless May Spur Company Profits

    Employers kept Americans’ working hours near a record low in August, signaling that economic growth is poised to reward companies with added profits while postponing any recovery in the job market.

    The average workweek held at 33.1 hours, six minutes from the 33 hours in June that was the lowest since records began in 1964, the Labor Department said yesterday.

    Sep 05 11:31

    Arbitration hearing begins; media barred

    HONOLULU - The first in a series of binding arbitration hearings over a new labor contract between the state and its largest public employee union began Friday after journalists were told they could not observe.

    Dozens of people remained in the audience, such as rank-and-file members of the Hawaii Government Employees Association and top state agency heads.

    They were joined by lawyers for HGEA and the state who will present their arguments to the three-member arbitration panel.

    But Philip Tamoush, the neutral member of the panel, said it decided in executive session that journalists could not stay because the hearings are a continuation of private negotiations. The panel also includes one representative each from HGEA and the state.

    Sep 05 11:14

    Agricultural inspector layoffs slammed

    KAHULUI - Environmentalists and farmers lashed out Thursday night at the announced layoffs of state agricultural inspectors, arguing that the move planned by the Lingle administration would uproot efforts to preserve the island's agricultural industry and pristine environment.

    Close to 100 people turned out at a Senate Ad Hoc Committee meeting held in the Maui Waena Intermediate School cafeteria. The crowd applauded those who spoke against the layoffs, some even attacking Gov. Linda Lingle.

    Sep 05 10:42

    Carry on grasping: Greedy MPs are pocketing up to £5,000 an hour during their 82-day summer holiday

    MPs are pocketing up to £5,000 an hour in outside earnings during their 82-day summer break, it was revealed yesterday.

    Figures slipped out by the Parliamentary authorities reveal for the first time that dozens of MPs have registered huge sums in private earnings since the Commons broke up for the summer on July 21.

    Sep 05 10:41

    Jack Straw comes clean: Oil was a big part of Lockerbie deal

    Jack Straw has admitted for the first time that trade and oil deals with Libya played 'a very big part' in the handling of the Lockerbie bomber's case.

    The Justice Secretary said trade was a major influence on his decision to include Abdelbaset Al Megrahi in a prisoner transfer agreement with Libya signed two years ago, just as BP was seeking a multi-billion pound deal there.

    The admission casts grave doubt on Gordon Brown's claim this week that there had been 'no conspiracy, no cover-up, no double-dealing, no deal on oil'.

    Sep 05 10:20

    More toys added to the Truther Toy page

    Sep 05 10:15

    FLASHBACK - The New McCarthyism

    Hoover's desire to remake Hollywood into a gigantic propaganda machine had started at the end of WW1 when Hoover tried to persuade Charlie Chaplin to cease making films that portrayed authority figures as oafish buffoons. Chaplin refused, laughed at Hoover. Years later, as head of the FBI, Hoover was instrumental in having Charlie Chaplin's citizenship revoked in retaliation.

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    Sep 05 10:06

    'Dozens killed and wounded' as Yemen ceasefire cracks: army

    A Yemeni military source says dozens of people have been killed or wounded in clashes between Shi'ite rebels and the army after a ceasefire broke down after just four hours.

    "The armed forces and rebels engaged in violent clashes overnight which continued until dawn on Saturday in Malaheez and Hafr Sufyan" in Saada province, the source said.

    Webmaster's Commentary: 

    Unfortunately, the US has been propping up yet another tin-pot dictator in that country for years with financial support. He's "our thug", as was Noriega in Panama, as was the Shaw of Iran, etc.,

    We may well be about to reap what we have sown by continuing to support this guy. When peaceful revolution is impossible, violent revolution is inevitable.

    Sep 05 09:57

    Predicting Worse Ahead from America's Economic Crisis

    Growing millions with no jobs, incomes, savings, or safety net protections will create "a disaster of unimaginable consequences that will affect the whole fabric of American society" to a degree far greater than in the Great Depression.

    If von Greyerz, Panarin, Todd, and others with similar views are right, a deepening, protracted, unprecedented global catastrophe approaches that "will be life changing for most people in the world."

    Webmaster's Commentary: 

    Traditionally, the US has managed, in previous decades, to get out of its financial woes by getting into some kind of war.

    One has to wonder just what kind of war the US government is "cooking up" for the American people to swallow whole in the near term.

    Sep 05 09:45

    Big banks grow more powerful under Obama

    The Washington Post carried an article last week outlining the immense consolidation that has taken place in the US banking system as a result of the policies of the Bush and Obama administrations in response to the financial crisis.

    The article, entitled "Banks 'Too Big to Fail’ Have Grown Even Bigger," reports how the largest banks have consolidated control over a greater share of financial markets and are using their monopolistic position to increase their profits by raising fees and interest on consumers and small businesses.

    "The oligopoly has tightened," said Mark Zandi of Moody’s Economy.com, who is quoted in the Post article. "There’s been a significant consolidation among the big banks, and it’s kind of hollowing out the banking system," he added.

    Sep 05 09:42

    Labor Day Protest: Citizens Protest Police DUI Checkpoints

    On each side of the Holiday DUI Checkpoint, the protesters held signs - In Espanol - That said "Return (Go Back) - Police Checkpoint".

    Sep 05 09:40

    Chickens Not Fooled by GM Crops

    Chickens refusing to eat the maize they had been fed has led to the discovery that their feed had been genetically modified to include a well-known weed and insect killer.

    Strilli Oppenheimer’s indigenous African chickens were refusing to eat the mealies in the chicken feed bought from a large supplier. Concerned that the birds may be ingesting genetically modified maize, she had the maize tested.

    The results confirmed Oppenheimer's initial suspicion -- the maize had been genetically engineered to produce proteins that are toxic to certain insects and weeds.

    About her chickens' refusal to eat their maize, Oppenheimer said: "They're smart."

    Sep 05 09:40

    End the Fed Wars

    Since World War I the Federal Reserve Bank and its monopoly control of the money supply has hidden the costs of war by allowing big government to function by inflation, deficits and debt. Before the Federal Reserve Bank was created government had to go off the gold standard and inflate the money supply to fight a war. So long as sound money was king the government had to respect its power to discipline its most martial impulses.

    Sep 05 09:38

    Swine Flu: Biggest Scam of 2009 Begins, Millions Prepare to “Protect Their Health”

    The “pandemic” is nothing but a combination of very good marketing on the part of Drug companies, and the fear-mongering of a bunch of lemmings, the media, who maintain their station in our society by spreading fear, misinformation and half-truths.

    Most people in the mainstream media are most likely just stupid, or irresponsible at worst. On the other hand, the drug companies are downright profit-hungry murderers, a plague on their fellow human beings (if they can be called humans at all).

    They use us as guinea pigs for profit.

    Sep 05 09:34

    Swat operation to continue, says COAS

    Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani has said the military operation in Swat would continue till all terrorists were eliminated and peace restored to the valley.

    Webmaster's Commentary: 

    Isn't this the same guy who was claiming that the Pakistani military had achieved a "victory" in the Swat Valley operations some months ago?!?

    Sep 05 09:34

    Could George W. Bush end up behind bars?

    The American Civil Liberties Union, an activist organization that campaigns against prisoner abuse, says "any investigation that truly follows the facts where they lead would inevitably lead to prosecutions of high government officials,"

    Does it sound far-fetched?

    One Bush administration legal advisor, Jack Goldsmith, says his colleagues were acutely conscious that the president or his advisors could someday be investigated for the steps they took or approved after 9/11.

    And remember that Bill Clinton was impeached for just lying about sex.

    Sep 05 09:31

    US probes USAID funds in Afghanistan

    The State Department said Thursday that an investigation has begun into whether U.S. development funding for Afghanistan is being diverted to local warlords and extremists following allegations that road and bridge contractors were paying "protection" money to the Taliban.

    Webmaster's Commentary: 

    Your tax dollars at work in Afghanistan, folks.

    Sep 05 09:29

    Afghanistan Isn’t Worth One More American Life

    Gen. Colin Powell, then chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said these questions all must be answered with a loud YES before the United States takes military action.

    1. Is a vital national security interest threatened? 2. Do we have a clear, attainable objective? 3. Have the risks and costs been fully and frankly analyzed? 4. Have all non-violent policy means been exhausted? 5. Is there a plausible exit strategy to avoid endless entanglement? 6. Have all the consequences of our action been fully considered? 7. Is the action supported by the American people? 8. Do we have broad international support?

    Webmaster's Commentary: 

    Rumsfeld didn't want these questions even considered before we attacked Afghanistan and Iraq. As a man with a at least some intelligence, he knew where the questions posed in the Powell Doctrine would have had to have been answered with an emphatic "no"!

    Apparently, Rumsfeld experienced a catastrophic episode of "selective memory lapse" in terms of which country successfully armed and trained the Taliban against the Soviet Union's occupation of Afghanistan. That has come back back to haunt the white house and the pentagon in this current military misadventure.

    It was sheer and utter hubris, coupled with a very special kind of lunacy, thinking that the US could manage to hold by force a country which has only been successfully conquered (for a brief period of time) by Alexander the Great.

    Sep 05 09:22

    Iran dismisses bomb studies intelligence as forged

    A senior Iranian official has accused the United States of feeding "forged" intelligence to the U.N. nuclear watchdog that says Iran had studied ways to make atomic bombs.

    Sep 05 09:20

    Diss the Cops, Get Shot in Court

    It was just too much, having to return to court twice on the same day to contest yet another traffic ticket, and Fire Chief Don Payne didn’t hesitate to tell the judge what he thought of the police and their speed traps. The response from cops? They shot him. Right there in court.

    Sep 05 09:18

    Iraq Masses Security Forces Along Syria Border as Tensions Mount

    Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki has ordered thousands of additional national police deployed to the border with Syria, saying it was needed to prevent insurgents from infiltrating into the nation. Tensions between Iraq and Syria have been rising in recent weeks as Iraq has sought to implicated Syria in last month’s major Baghdad suicide bombings.

    Webmaster's Commentary: 

    This could flame out of control in a heartbeat.

    One has to wonder precisely what the US's "marching orders" have been to Iraqi Prim Minister Maliki on this.

    And what will be orders for US troops if and when there is a military confrontation between Syria and Iraq?

    Sep 05 09:18

    Herbs 'can be natural pesticides'

    Common herbs and spices show promise as an environmentally-friendly alternative to conventional pesticides, scientists have told a major US conference.

    They have spent a decade researching the insecticidal properties of rosemary, thyme, clove and mint.

    They could become a key weapon against insect pests in organic agriculture, the researchers say, as the industry attempts to satisfy demand.

    The "plant essential oils" have a broad range of action against bugs.

    Some kill them outright while others repel them.

    Sep 05 09:14

    US harshly rebukes Israel on settlement plans

    Alarmed by Israeli plans to build new housing units in settlements and dimming prospects for American peace efforts, the Obama administration on Friday put out a rare and harsh public rebuke of its main Mideast ally.

    Webmaster's Commentary: 

    Oh, that's going to make the Netanyahu government shudder with fear; a harsh rebuke, oh my!

    A memo to President Obama and his administration; if you haven't gotten it by now that for Israel, territory trumps peace any day, you are suffering from absolutely delusional thinking.

    Sep 05 09:10

    Massive US Air Strike Damages Claim of ‘New’ Strategy

    Despite General Stanley McChrystal’s claims that the military would stop emphasizing attacks on the Taliban in favor of improving the lives of the nation’s civilians and protecting them from harm, the temptation to lob a missile into a village, even knowing it would cause a massive fireball when it hit the fuel tankers, was too great to resist.

    NATO confirmed the strike but insisted steps were taken to ensure that no civilians were in the area before the attack. Yet local officials say mostly civilians were slain in the strike, and NATO is promising an investigation into the incident. Likewise, the White House failed to concede anything about the strike, but express “regret” in the event civilians had been killed.

    Webmaster's Commentary: 

    Apparently,for General Mc Chrystal, "improving the lives of the nation’s civilians and protecting them from harm" means using collective euthanasia.

    Sep 05 09:09

    Ahmadinejad, Chavez Vow to Back ‘Revolutionary’ Nations

    ranian President Mahmoud Ahmadineajd and his Venezuelan counterpart Hugo Chavez vowed on Saturday to back revolutionary nations and form anti-imperialist fronts, the official IRNA news agency said. “Helping the oppressed and revolutionary nations and expanding anti-imperialist fronts are the main missions of Iran and Venezuela,” Ahmadinejad said after meeting Chavez who is on a two-day visit to Tehran.

    Sep 05 09:02

    Over 400 militants in Pakistan killed in U.S. drone attacks in 9 months

    At least 443 militants in northwest Pakistan have been killed in 37 U.S. drone attacks during the last 9 months in which the name of the Pakistan Taliban chief Baitullah Masood was on the top of the hit list, the local NNI news agency reported Friday.

    U.S. drones regularly fire missile in the Pakistani tribal regions to target the militants and opposition parties said Pakistani government permitted such attacks. But Pakistan denied the charges.

    Webmaster's Commentary: 

    The US has to have permission for these drone attacks from the Pakistani government, at least covertly; otherwise, they wouldn't be happening.

    These aerial bombardments are guaranteed to do two things, and two things only; kill a lot of innocent people, and radicalize those left standing even further against the current Pakistani government and the US.

    It almost seems that what the US is trying to do is to create an even further destabilization of Pakistan, but to what end?

    The only thing that makes sense is to create a situation on the ground here which would make it virtually impossible for Russia to re-supply Iran by land if there is a US/Israeli military strike against Iran.

    Sep 05 08:54

    Analysis: High court to revisit potential election law changes

    Money and politics are often equated as the fuel and engine of American democracy, but thanks to the Supreme Court, century-old government speed bumps on the campaign speech superhighway may soon be a thing of the past.

    Sep 05 08:51

    Bread can be used as contraceptives

    Webmaster's Commentary: 

    Woman just need to hold a slice between their knees.

    Sep 05 08:49

    China agrees to buy 50-billion-dollar IMF bonds

    The International Monetary Fund(IMF) said on Wednesday that China has agreed to buy the first bonds issued by the agency for about 50 billion dollars.

    Webmaster's Commentary: 

    Looks as though China is walking away from the US dollar just as fast as it thinks it can.

    Sep 05 08:41

    US families turn to food stamps as wages drop

    The number of working Americans turning to free government food stamps has surged as their hours and wages erode, in a stark sign that the recession is inflicting pain on the employed as well as the newly jobless.

    While the increase in take-up is often attributed to the sharp rise in unemployment – which on Friday hit 9.7 per cent – the Financial Times has learnt that some 40 per cent of the families now on food stamps have “earned income”, up from 25 per cent two years ago.

    Sep 05 08:37

    Fort Lee training exercise deals with mock protesters

    "What's going on?" asked a passing driver.

    Fort Lee law-enforcement, civilian and military personnel were simulating a protest as part of a three-day anti-terrorism and force-protection exercise at the Army base.

    Webmaster's Commentary: 

    What's going on is that this government is preparing for a war against We the People.

    You're seeing exercises like this taking place around the country.

    The government is getting ready for some nasty confrontations against the very people it allegedly represents in the not too distant future.

    Sep 05 08:30

    US, SKorea in top-level talks on NKorea

    The United States and South Korea on Saturday held top-level talks to discuss ways to press North Korea to return to disarmament talks, a day after the communist state's renewed nuclear sabre-rattling.

    In a defiant response to tougher UN sanctions imposed after the nuclear test, North Korea said Friday it was building more plutonium-based atomic weapons and had made progress on enriching uranium.

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    In the immortal words of my late grandmother, "the horse is already out of the barn" on this issue, assuming that what the Korean Central News Agency said the other day is correct.

    What the US achieved, by giving North Korea and the world an object lesson in what can happen to a nation which does not have a nuclear deterrent through its invasion and occupation of Iraq, has been to start a nuclear arms race.

    Sep 05 08:27

    World's climate could cool first, warm later

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    The short version is that the people who have heavily invested in using global warming to scare you out of your money and obedience are facing a crisis. All their carefully laid schemes and scams are for naught because the Earth is actually getting cooler in direct contradiction of the much-touted computer models waved at us by scare-mongering former VPs, and having the head of Greenpeace admit on TV they just made up that crap about an iceless Greenland didn't help.

    But money is money and the people who ponied up the hundreds of millions of dollars spent so far to scare you into letting them take billions of dollars from you in carbon taxes didn't get where they are today by letting things like the truth get in their way.

    So now they have NEW computer models that are saying that, yeah, well, okay, the Earth is getting cooler now and probably will for the next couple decades, but trust us; the world WILL eventually start to get warmer (that I agree with) and it's all your fault (that I don't agree with) and you can atone by buying carbon credits today.

    Same snake oil. Slightly different bottle.

    Sep 05 07:43

    War News for Saturday, September 05, 2009

    Lance Cpl. Joshua Bernard is tended to by fellow U.S. Marines on Aug. 14 after being hit by a rocket-propelled grenade during a firefight against the Taliban in the village of Dahaneh in the Helmand Province of Afghanistan. Bernard was transported by helicopter to Camp Leatherneck where he later died of his wounds.

    Sep 05 07:42

    JANE FONDA GIVES A BOOST TO THE ISRAELI BOYCOTT

    Jane Fonda, Danny Glover and Eve Ensler have joined the growing list of artists who are boycotting the Toronto film festival over a program honoring Tel Aviv’s 100th anniversary, gossip blogger Perez Hilton reported on Friday.

    The three have added their names to a letter aimed at festival officials claiming that Tel Aviv was built on violence, ignoring the “suffering of thousands of former residents and descendants,” Hilton reported.

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    GOOD ON YOU, JANE!!!!!!!

    Sep 05 07:41

    60 YEARS AGO IN PEEKSKILL ~~ THE DAY THE MUSIC ALMOST DIED

    But 1949’s concert was to be different. Guthrie, Seeger and Hays were all prominent leftists. So, famously, was Robeson. In the years following World War Two, his politics had moved farther to the left, as he used his considerable public voice to protest fascism, as well as the American failure to fully integrate its society in the aftermath of the war in which so many black servicemen had given their lives. Two months before the concert, Robeson had said at the Paris Peace Conference: “It is unthinkable that the Negro people of America or elsewhere…would be drawn into war with the Soviet Union,” because it was the only nation in the world to outlaw race discrimination. As anti-Communist agitation grew in America, so, too, did the rage against Robeson’s perceived Communist loyalties.

    Sep 05 07:37

    Hot Topic: Israel's Nukes and Iran's Nukes

    The way that the nuclear weapons world works today is that if you are "trusted" by the US and Europe -- you can overtly or covertly hold on to your nukes, particularly if a nation is not part of the non-proliferation regime.

    But if you aren't trusted, you can't have them under any circumstances.

    But Israel is a complicated case -- and a provocative Al Jazeera show is going to delve into this

    Sep 05 07:35

    Doctor accused of sex abuse has licence revoked

    Dr. Sazant did not respond Friday to a request for comment, but two years ago he told The Globe and Mail that the complainants were motivated by greed and perhaps anti-Semitism.

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    Sep 05 07:34

    2,000 sick with swine flu at Washington State University

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    Did someone drop a beaker over at the vaccine lab up-wind of the campus?

    You know, "stimulate" market demand for their product kind of thing?

    Sep 05 07:31

    Five more banks fail -- 89 so far in 2009

    Five small regional banks were closed by regulators on Friday evening, pushing 2009's tally so far to 89 institutions. Of the five failures, two were in Illinois, and there was one each in Arizona, Iowa and Missouri.

    Sep 05 07:30

    2 radio towers in Washington state toppled

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    "The Polish did it! We MUST ATTACK NOW!!!" -- Adolf Hitler

    Sep 05 07:22

    Libya told to drop al-Megrahi's Appeal to guarantee release

    WPN has been reliably told that Libya was explicitly told that unless al-Megrahi's appeal was dropped, then al-Megrahi's release could not be guaranteed. Whether the person conveying this information could deliver on the promise is academic as long as Libya believed it was from a source well connected to the British government. This is intimidation which perverted the course of justice, and which the judges, politicians and mass media were all too happy to turn a blind eye to.

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    In a nutshell, al-Megrahi's appeal was a major headache for the Americans because the evidence and testimony on which al-Megrahi's was convicted had all fallen apart, and fingers of actual blame for the bombing were starting to point at CIA. Had the appeal gone forward it is likely that al-Megrahi would have been freed anyway. Offering a "compassionate" release in exchange for dropping the appeal gets the US Government out of an embarrassing situation.

    Sep 05 07:20

    Attorney Representing Amerivet Securities Makes Claim FINRA Insider Confirms Investment in Madoff

    There were a few bombshells that came out of our discussion, including a claim by Mr. Greenfield, the Amerivet Securities attorney, that “somebody well-placed within the organization (FINRA) that told us, in no uncertain terms, there was an investment with Madoff.”

    Additionally, former SEC chairman Harvey Pitt provided a qualified endorsement of FINRA opening its books and records in an acknowledgement of the need for greater transparency.

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    And here the SEC, even as it admitted that 5 investigations of Madoff failed to find any wrongdoing, assured the taxpayers there were no compromising links between Madoff and the regulatory agencies.

    Sep 05 07:14

    Excellent interview with former CIA field officer Philip Giraldi about coming war with Iran which will be for Israel as well

    Sep 05 07:07

    Appeals court rules against Ashcroft in 9/11 case

    A federal appeals court has ruled that former attorney general John Ashcroft may be held liable for people who were wrongfully detained as material witnesses after the September 11 2001 terrorist attacks.

    In a harshly worded ruling handed down today, a three-judge panel of the 9th US circuit court of appeals called the US government's use of material witnesses after September 11 "repugnant to the Constitution and a painful reminder of some of the most ignominious chapters of our national history".

    Sep 05 07:04

    The Best Enemies Money can buy

    Late professor Antony C Sutton gives an interview about the unprecedented financial and technological aid which the US provided to the USSR since the birth of the marxist regime in 1917. The aid extends to WWII under the Lend Lease and most disturbingly of all, continued throughout the Cold War where the US provided the USSR with industrial material to fund the Soviet war machine which were killing South Vietnamese during the Vietnam War, Israelis during the various Arab-Israeli conflict as well as American soldiers. The Cold War was the greatest geopolitical hoax of the 20th Century, all to create an enemy to scare the American people.

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    The video is poor quality, but a must watch to understand why the world is the way it is.

    Sep 05 07:00

    IF AT FIRST YOU DON'T SUCCEED, LIE, LIE AGAIN!

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    There is a fine line between being persistent and looking like a fool and Orly Taitz has just stepped over it.


    The British (as did all the Commonwealth nations and British protectorates) always listed - and still do list - their dates as day/month/year, not month/day/year.

    This means the Supervisor of Obstetrics dated his signature as July 8, 1961 ["8-7-1961"] and not August 7, 1961... nearly a month before the written date of birth which says "4th day of AUGUST, 1961".

    Additionally, the DOB listed for the mother, Stanley Ann Obama (Dunham), would have been legally and properly shown as 29/11/1942, NOT as 11/29/1942.

    In 1961, it was improper Queen's English grammar to use all capital letters for a proper name or place... upper and lower case letters were always used.

    For these facts, this alleged Certificate of Birth is obviously a fraud.

    Sep 05 06:46

    Candidate for New Jersey governor calls for second 9/11 Commission

    David Meiswinkle, one of the independent candidates for governor, called for a new 9/11 Commission on Friday, saying the original commission was flawed.

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    So let's all give the government another chance to waste taxpayers money dumping another load of bovine excrement all over us!

    It is a waste of time waiting for the government to admit wrongdoing, and I refuse to give the government the authority to tell me what I have concluded is correct or not.

    We do not need another Government commission to investigate. We know we were lied to the first time, will be lied to a second time, and that is all we need to know. Fine details do not matter. Now we must decide what to do with a government that lies to us.

    Sep 05 06:43

    'Toronto film festival tool for Israeli propaganda'

    Some 50 intellectuals and filmmakers including Briton Ken Loach have accused the Toronto film festival of complicity with an 'Israeli propaganda campaign'.

    The Toronto International Film Festival chose this year to present 10 films by local filmmakers on the Israeli metropolis for its 'City to City' program, which each year focuses its lens on a different city.

    This year's program was devoted to Tel Aviv and the Jaffa area. However, the choice led to protests that the film festival was 'staging a propaganda campaign' on Israel's behalf, given 'the absence of Palestinian filmmakers in the program', said an open letter to festival organizers.

    Sep 05 06:42

    WHEN WILL OBAMA SEE AFGHANISTAN'S DAUGHTERS AS HIS OWN?

    The war in Afghanistan today hangs like some cloud of poison gas over Washington that won’t blow away. It sickens everything as it spreads. It continues to suck precious tax dollars out of the Treasury, money this country cannot afford to squander, especially as millions of Americans are sinking into poverty and joblessness exceeds ten percent. Writing in USA Today last March 10th, Susan Page reported, “In one year, 24 million slide from ‘thriving’ to ‘struggling’ and “Some fear that the American dream may be in peril as well.” Worse, the U.S. is turning poverty-plagued Afghanistan, a long-suffering nation of 25 million souls into another Iraq, perhaps even another Viet Nam. Afghanistan has already been under illegal U.S.

    Sep 05 06:34

    The 9/11 Commission

    The co-chairs of the 9/11 Commission (Thomas Keane and Lee Hamilton) said that the CIA (and likely the White House) "obstructed our investigation".

    The co-chairs of the 9/11 Commission also said that the 9/11 Commissioners knew that military officials misrepresented the facts to the Commission, and the Commission considered recommending criminal charges for such false statements, yet didn't bother to tell the American people.

    Indeed, the co-chairs of the Commission now admit that the Commission largely operated based upon political considerations.

    9/11 Commission co-chair Lee Hamilton says "I don't believe for a minute we got everything right", that the Commission was set up to fail, that people should keep asking questions about 9/11, that the 9/11 debate should continue, and that the 9/11 Commission report was only "the first draft" of history.

    Sep 05 06:18

    Georgia Cops kill Pastor

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