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July 13, 2009

Jul 13 12:43

The TRUTH …

Make no mistake: Despite occasional rallies in the dollar, it is on the verge of its worst decline yet. And by the time the dollar’s bear market comes to a close, it will likely be dethroned and supplanted as the world’s reserve currency.

Don’t get me wrong. I’m not unpatriotic. I’m just facing the truth. Every fiat currency in the history of the planet has failed and been replaced by a new monetary system. The dollar will be no different.

Jul 13 12:02

'Mistake kills flu baby' in Spain

A baby born prematurely to the first woman in Spain to die of swine flu has also died after a glaring medical error, a hospital director has said.

Jul 13 12:02

Crops, ponds destroyed in quest for food safety

Dick Peixoto planted hedges of fennel and flowering cilantro around his organic vegetable fields in the Pajaro Valley near Watsonville to harbor beneficial insects, an alternative to pesticides.

He has since ripped out such plants in the name of food safety, because his big customers demand sterile buffers around his crops. No vegetation. No water. No wildlife of any kind.

"I was driving by a field where a squirrel fed off the end of the field, and so 30 feet in we had to destroy the crop," he said. "On one field where a deer walked through, didn't eat anything, just walked through and you could see the tracks, we had to take out 30 feet on each side of the tracks and annihilate the crop."

Jul 13 12:01

6.3 quake hits near Taiwan



Jul 13 11:58

Geithner to Reassure Gulf Allies on Dollar Assets

Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner will seek to reassure Gulf Arab states this week that U.S. dollar assets they hold in large quantities remain a strong investment.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Look, if the dollar fails, we will ship you the American people to be your slaves for life!!"

Jul 13 11:53

Israeli settlers set fire and destroy 37 Acers of Palestinian owned land in southern W.B

Israeli settlers set fire and destroyed Palestinian owned lands on Monday that belongs to villagers of Saffa near the southern West Bank city of Hebron.

The damaged 37 Acers had olive trees, grab vines, the farmers said. They added that the settlers came from the nearby illegal settlement of Biet Ein.

Mohamed Awwad, from the Palestinian Solidarity campaign, told reporters that the Israeli military stopped fire fighter brigades from reaching the lands to stop the fire.

Jul 13 11:53

Bill Robinson vs. the ADL Thought Police

So where?s the victory? Clearly Robinson deserves acclaim for resisting pressure as the ADL deployed its most seasoned operatives, including Marvin Heir, a rabbi at the Simon Wiesenthal Center in Los Angeles. Only an investigation can identify who mobilized the donor community that threatened UCSB Chancellor Henry Yang with the withdrawal of funds.

What was the motivation for this high profile intimidation campaign? Was the ADL driven simply by the discomfort that two students voiced on their receipt of his email criticizing Israeli policy? Or did the ADL network have its sights on a broader strategic goal?

Jul 13 11:51

EU: 'Accept PA State as Full Member of UN'

European Union foreign policy chief Javier Solana is taking steps to move the establishment of a Palestinian Authority state through the United Nations, whether Israel agrees to it or not.

Solana told a British audience in London on Saturday that Israel and the PA should be given a deadline by which to conclude negotiations for a two-state solution. If a final status agreement is not reached by that time, according to the Reuters news agency, Solana recommended that one be imposed by the United Nations instead.



Jul 13 11:39

Cruel and Unusual Punishment: Soy Diet for Illinois Prisoners

The governor's justification for replacing nutritious meat and cheese with toxic soy protein was financial-to lower the enormous costs of running the Illinois Department of Corrections. However, the likely reason is payback for campaign contributions from Archer Daniels Midland, the main supplier of soy products to the Illinois prisons.

Jul 13 11:34

Missouri Democrat: Poor Too Irresponsible to Exercise Second Amendment

Gun rights advocates scored a victory Thursday as the House Financial Services Committee adopted an amendment to allow guns in public housing projects.

Jul 13 11:27

It’s Not That the Police Killed Him; He Just Happened To Die

No, it’s not the Taser, the club, the chokehold, or the gang-beating that kills a non-violent offender; the recipient of state-inflicted violence simply chose that precise instant to have a heart attack. There’s nothing the see here; just move along.

Jul 13 11:27

Britain retracts Israeli arms embargo

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I take the nice things I said about the British.



Jul 13 11:22

The Israel Project’s Secret Hasbara Handbook Exposed

The first thing to say is that the entire document is a pathetic piece of propaganda. While it ostensibly is addressed to TIP's leaders and advises them how to shape a pro-Israel message when they lobby Congress, the media and other critical power brokers, the entire thing reeks of desperation and a lost cause.

Jul 13 11:20

DID ISRAEL KILL RAFIK HARIRI WITH A PRECISION PENETRATOR BOMB?

The U.S. media is indulging in war mongering "yellow journalism" by repeating baseless allegations that Syria is behind the "car bombing" of a popular Lebanese nationalist, while the evidence suggests that the assassination was carried out using a guided missile launched from a plane - a precision penetration bomb - a "targeted killing" technique perfected by Israel.

Jul 13 11:20

UK cuts Israel weapons contracts

The UK has revoked five export licences for equipment to the Israeli navy because of actions during Israel's Operation Cast Lead in Gaza this year.

The British Foreign office said the exports would now contravene its criteria for arms sales, but denied that it had imposed a partial embargo.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Good for the British!

Jul 13 11:19

THE "WHEN PIGS FLY" FLU

There is no vaccine known to the public for this particular virus. There are vaccines for related viruses thought to possibly be effective, but this is unreliable information. In response to the problems of the 1976 Swine Flu vaccine which caused neurological damage in patients as well as the more recent Baxter scandal in which live H5N1 virus was mixed in with vaccine materials, the government of Sweden has advised their population NOT to obtain vaccinations at this time. As was demonsterated in the 1976 case, the decision to force vaccines on the public are often made more from a commercial for-profit concern than what is actually best for the population.

In the 1976 Swine Flu outbreak, the vaccine killed fifty times as many people as the flu did!

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Jul 13 11:17

Swine flu resembles feared 1918 flu, study finds

The new H1N1 influenza virus bears a disturbing resemblance to the virus strain that caused the 1918 flu pandemic, with a greater ability to infect the lungs than common seasonal flu viruses, researchers reported on Monday.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And here is where we start looking back at all those scientists who recovered the 1918 virus from frozen victims in the arctic over the last ten years and ask just what the hell they were doing digging that thing up and putting it back together.

Did someone drop a beaker at the CDC?

Jul 13 11:07

LET MY PEOPLE GO: AN EMERGENCY REPORT FROM VIVA PALESTINA

Alexandria, Sunday, July 12, 2009. Yesterday, four buses carrying American citizens and their badly needed cargo of medical supplies bound for the destitute people of Gaza were abruptly stopped by the Egyptian authorities at the Suez Canal and prohibited from proceeding further. This blockade of our buses into the Sinai is the latest in a series of obstacles and frustrating delay tactics erected against this humanitarian mission and aid convoy. On Thursday, two busloads of drivers were denied access in Alexandria to the 47 new vehicles intended to carry our medical supplies into Gaza. The drivers remain stranded in the port city to this day.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Massive amounts of humanitarian aid, including food, have been kept at the Egyptian border for so long they have simply rotted in the sun and had to be burned.

Jul 13 11:06

IT’S WRONG TO COMPARE THE HISTORY OF SLAVERY TO THE HOLOCAUST

The truth is, one does not have to compare the history of slavery to that of the holocaust….. all one has to do is look at the illegal Israeli settlements being built on Palestinian soil….. TODAY.

Jul 13 11:05

NEW ‘WAR’ ERUPTS IN ISRAEL….. OVER ARABIC LETTERS ON STREET SIGNS

On a recent night in this ethnically divided city, an Israeli and two American Jews patrolled the streets, armed with a ladder, adhesive spray and a pile of handwritten placards. Every few minutes, they hopped out of the car, slapped a sticker onto a road sign and snapped a picture.

Their operation, which has taken place four times since May, is aimed at countering ultra-nationalist vandals who had defaced the Arabic lettering on Jerusalem’s street signs. Over that vandalism, the new vigilantes, with a more pluralist vision of Israel, have put up stickers with large, flowing Arabic calligraphy spelling out the street’s name.



Jul 13 11:04

'The Salvador Option'

The Pentagon May Put Special-Forces-led Assassination or Kidnapping Teams in Iraq

Jul 13 10:59

California - Myth and reality

Judges realize that homeowner associations must be defended at any cost even if it means breaking laws and subjecting homeowners to extortions of millions of dollars, and foreclosures and imprisonments by rogue homeowner association lawyers. All this in order to continue the revenue stream that makes their high salaries possible.

Jul 13 10:56

Students 1st in Line For Flu Vaccine

School-age children will be a key target population for a pandemic flu vaccine in the fall, and they may be vaccinated at school in a mass campaign not seen since the polio epidemics of the 1950s.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

In October 2008 the Archives of Pediatric & Adolescent Medicine reported that vaccinating children against the ‘flu “had no [preventive] impact” at all.

Jul 13 10:55

No Financial Villians . . . ?

As a nation, we need to stop pretending this is “too complicated” and start holding the responsible parties accountable . . .



Jul 13 10:51

The Alarming Record of the F.B.I.'s Informant in the Bronx Bomb Plot

In both cases, Malik did not stumble upon active terror cells plotting to bring destruction on American soil. Instead, in both Newburgh and Albany, he needed long periods of time to recruit his Muslim contacts, spin elaborate tales about his terror contacts, and develop solid plans of action, all the while providing the defendants with large amounts of resources and cash incentives.

Malik was so successful that in Riverdale, the Newburgh 4 planted what they believed were actual bombs at two synagogues. In Albany, the defendants were only involved in a cash transaction that, theoretically, was tied to the sale of a weapon.

Jul 13 10:50

Schwarznegger to Obama: Watch and Learn

Effectively, California is using its IOUs to create a currency. If this bill passes it would allow California to deficit spend just like the Federal Government and with the IOU's acceptable as payment of state taxes, it instantly imparts value to them. In effect, what you have is a state of the union creating a sovereign currency right under the noses of Treasury, Fed.

Jul 13 10:50

Early to Bed, Er . . . Never Mind

We've all heard Ben Franklin's saying: "early to bed, early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise".

It may not be true.
A new study published in the Journal Science says that late risers have more mental stamina and can outperform early birds.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

They are missing the context.

In Franklin's time, the vast majority of Americans were farmers. Even tradesmen had farms at their home to support their families.

Farming is very much tied in with the sunrise and sunset. Those who slept late neglected their crops and stock and suffered for it. Franklin's comment had little to do with the clock and everything to do with accepting personal responsibility.

Jul 13 10:46

"Hitler tree" may face the axe in Polish town

"It's a historic curiosity. What is the oak really guilty of? It's not the tree's fault that it was planted here to honor the biggest criminal and enemy of Poland."



Jul 13 10:35

China to Buy $80 Billion Worth of Gold

Congressman Mark Kirk explains in detail China's behind the scenes thinking about the dollar. Hint: They are going to buy two Forth Knox's worth of gold.

Jul 13 10:29

CIA Organization Linked to Plot Against Evo Morales

The Bolivian district attorney’s office has identified Hugo Achá Melgar who, according to the AFP news agency, is Bolivia’s representative to the U.S. Human Rights Foundation (HRF), as providing the bulk of the funds for the terrorist gang foiled in Santa Cruz while plotting to assassinate President Evo Morales.

The HRF is a New York-based nongovernmental organization known for its activities of interference and CIA links.

Jul 13 10:22

Pharmaceutical (Drug) Industry Under Attack From Patients and Law

“No doubt, one day our children’s children will learn in school that in the early part of the 21st century tens of thousands of people died every year after taking unnecessary drugs … They will learn that there were no effective laws to protect people from risky drugs … When will we stop killing the innocent with blockbuster drugs?”The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in March against the drug industry’s demand that they be granted full immunity against all liability for the damage their drugs cause (Wyeth vs. Levine) – a last-ditch effort to escape the consequences of dealing in harmful products.

Jul 13 10:12

'Inconvenient fact': Fielding courts climate change rebels

"I would say that there are, on both sides of Parliament, those people who don't believe that carbon dioxide is the major driver of climate change.

"So what I'm doing is asking each senator to consider an inconvenient fact; the issue of air temperatures and why they haven't risen over the last 15 years."

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Jul 13 10:08

You won't find any lessons in unity in the Dead Sea Scrolls

The story of the discovery of the scrolls is, of course, well known. An Arab Bedouin boy, Mohamed el-Dib, found them at Khirbet Qumran in a cave in what is now the occupied West Bank of Palestine in 1947, and handed them over to a cobbler turned antiquities dealer called Khalil Eskander Shahin in Jerusalem; they eventually ended up in the hands of scholars – mostly American – in the Jordanian side of Jerusalem. Then came the 1967 war and the arrival of the Israeli army in East Jerusalem and... well, you can imagine the rest.

Jul 13 10:04

The Apocalypse for Dummies.

What can you do besides shake your head and give a rueful laugh at the irony of a high end mole in a Karl Marx suit appointing so many ‘Czars’? What can you do except stare in bug-eyed wonder at the overwhelming number of members of The Tribe who take the party line to protect the status quo so that their jumped up little nation of goose-stepping fascists won’t be revealed as one of the arch perpetrators of 9/11?

Jul 13 10:00

Abbas ups demands as his legitimacy wanes

Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman said Monday that Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas was upping his demands of Israel as his legitimacy as the leader of the Palestinians waned.

Jul 13 09:59

IMF / WORLD BANK DESTROYING COUNTRIES

The World Bank - IMF is owned and controlled by NM Rothschild and 30 to 40 of the wealthiest people in the world. For over 150 years they have planned to take the world over through money. The former chief economist of the World Bank, Joe Stiglitz, was fired recently. He pointed out to top executives that every country the IMF/World Bank got involved in ended up with a crashed economy, a destroyed government, and sometimes in flames with riots. Jim Wolfensen, the president of the World Bank would not comment on his dismissal.

Jul 13 09:58

For Goldman, a Swift Return to Lofty Profits

Up and down Wall Street, analysts and traders are buzzing that Goldman, which only recently paid back its government bailout money, will report blowout profits from trading on Tuesday.

Analysts predict the bank earned a profit of more than $2 billion in the March-June period, because of its trading prowess across world markets. If they are right, the bank’s rivals will once again be left to wonder exactly how Goldman, long the envy of Wall Street, could have rebounded so drastically only months after the nation’s financial industry was shaken to its foundations.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Goldman's "secret" isn't a secret at all. Their program trading system, dragged into the light by the arrest of a former programmer, churns the market constantly, capturing a few dollars here and there as the price of targeted stocks fluctuates, raking in $100 million a day for which nothing of value is given back. It is legalized looting on a scale that makes Bernie Madoff's scams look like stealing a few coins from the collection plate. And all of this is paid for by the traders who are not allowed to use programs, the investors who get to the trade windows a second later than Goldman Sachs, and of course, the actual companies being traded.

Jul 13 09:51

Researchers Find Caffeine Effective Alzheimer’s Treatment

While a number of advanced Alzheimer’s drugs and treatments have been developed in recent years, University of Florida researcher Gary Arendash believes coffee drinkers -- and other caffeine consumers -- are not just protecting themselves, but actually treating symptoms that might appear.

“The study gives evidence that caffeine may be a viable treatment for established Alzheimer’s disease and not simply a protective strategy,” Arendash said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And you can get some of that fine Kona coffee over at Bob's place

Jul 13 09:49

Reuters: Another Study Links Fluoride to Bone Cancer

Randhu and colleagues measured serum fluoride levels in three equal groups of age-matched and sex-matched patients. Group one had osteosarcoma, group two had non-osteosarcoma bone tumors, and group three had musculo-skeletal pain.(1)

“Mean serum fluoride concentration was found to be significantly higher in patients with osteosarcoma as compared to the other two groups,” writes Randhu’s team. “(T)his report proves a link between raised fluoride levels in serum and osteosarcoma,” they write.

This reinforces a 2006 published Harvard study by Bassin showing a link between water fluoridation and osteosarcoma in young boys.(2)

Jul 13 09:41

I've Seen 1,200 Torture Photos

There are three photos of a little boy, naked, in a robe, and fully dressed. While it is very disturbing to see this little child's photos in the middle of this revolting collection, I have no idea what they are doing there or whether he was mistreated, or whether anyone was threatened with his mistreatment. But I do know that the leading lawyer who facilitated our national torture campaign and famously said that a U.S. president has the right to crush a child's testicles is a professor at a prestigious university, while his boss is sitting as a life-time judge in the Ninth Circuit because Congress refuses to impeach him.

Jul 13 09:32

'Nazi death camp guard' to stand trial in Germany for helping to kill 28,000 Jews during WWII

An alleged Nazi war criminal was today charged with assisting in the murder of about 28,000 Jews during World War II.

John Demjanjuk, who has been held in a German jail since May 12 after he was deported from the U.S., will be tried at a court in Munich.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

John Demjanjuk has already been tried for this crime once in Israel, and was convicted and sentenced the death, only to be freed when evidence surfaced that he was not the person he was accused of being.

But Israel can never be allowed to be seen as in error regarding anything about WW2, so they have come back at John Demjanjuk to convict him of something, ANYTHING, that Israel can use to "prove" they had the right man all along.

Jul 13 09:19

Cheney 'ran secret black ops unit inside the CIA for eight years'

ALLEGATIONS that former US vice-president Dick Cheney ran a secret "black ops" unit inside the CIA for eight years without informing Congress have increased pressure on the White House for a full investigation of alleged abuses of power by the Bush administration.
The unit was so secret that even the former CIA director George Tenet did not control its activities, according to reports yesterday.

Jul 13 09:18

Trail of Gemayel's Assassination Leads Back to Cheney's Office

Pierre Gemayel's murder demonstrates just how irritated the Cheney wing and its neo-con allies in Jerusalem were with the diplomatic moves between the Iraq Study Group and Iran and Syria, which are restoring diplomatic relations between Damascus and Baghdad.

Jul 13 09:11

S. Korea's spy agency lowers cyberattack alert

U.S. and South Korean and Web sites had been targeted by hackers

South Korea - South Korea's spy agency lowered the country's cyberattack alert Monday as affected Web sites returned to normal after suffering outages in a series of assaults that have cast suspicion on North Korea.

Jul 13 09:08

Your Credit Card Company is building a Psych Profile of You

Lenders have been using this sort of data mining ever since, but until recently they've kept it on the down-low to avoid triggering any privacy fears from customers.

Jul 13 08:57

Mousavi shifts to allegations of ‘Purchasing Votes’ - and Still Falls Short

Both the Interior Minister and the head of the elections organization, Kamran Daneshjoo, have accused the reformists of "speaking in generalities and that is a sign that their hands are empty," this while the Mousavi camp in particular has tried to bolster its case by publishing two supplementary reports on the website of Mr. Mousavi, citing the evidence that ostensibly proves their allegation of a rigged elections.

Unfortunately, a close scrutiny of Mousavi's net of evidence shows that it simply falls short by a huge margin from the threshold of a convincing argument, particularly since there are questionable holes in it

Jul 13 08:54

FLASHBACK - Karzai in move to share power with Hekmatyar, warlord wanted by US

ONE of Afghanistan’s most wanted terrorists is to be offered a power-sharing deal by the government of President Hamid Karzai as the country’s warlords extend their grip on power.

Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, who is on America’s “most wanted” terrorist list, is to hold talks with the Kabul government within the next few weeks.

Hekmatyar is the leader of Hezb-i-Islami, which has been fighting Nato troops alongside the Taliban. The hardline group is responsible for many attacks in the eastern and central regions, including the massacre of 10 French soldiers in Sarobi last year. It controls Kapisa province, just 50 miles north of Kabul.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Then the US tried to kill Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, so the deal may be off.

But if Karzai is making deals like this, then we are losing in Afghanistan (just as every other conqueror has since Alexander the Great).

Jul 13 08:44

WACLA delivers scientific proof of TREASON to members of Congress and other D.C. players. DAY TWO

Jul 13 08:41

Dick Holbrooke - The Zionist Agent in Obama's Viet Nam

War weary Americans who hoped the new Obama administration would change U.S. policies in Iraq and Afghanistan and bring the troops home must be sorely disappointed. The only Americans coming home these days are those who have died in the senseless conflict. More troops are being sent to fight a war that is understood neither by the American public nor by the people doing the fighting.

Jul 13 08:39

Power sockets can be used to eavesdrop on what people type on a computer.

The attack has been demonstrated to work at a distance of up to 15m, but refinement may mean it could work over much longer distances.

Jul 13 08:18

It's not just Afghanistan; it's everywhere from Azerbaijan to Uzbekistan.

Central Asia has oil and gas.

And heroin.

Journalist Simon Reeve said of his trip to the Stans, such as Uzbekistan:

"Most people I met longed for a return to the financial security of Communism...

Jul 13 07:55

Thought-police is here

The Foreign Ministry unveiled a new plan this week: Paying talkbackers to post pro-Israel responses on websites worldwide. A total of NIS 600,000 (roughly $150,000) will be earmarked to the establishment of an “Internet warfare” squad.

The Foreign Ministry intends to hire young people who speak at least one language and who study communication, political science, or law – or alternately, Israelis with military experience gained at units dealing with information analysis.

Jul 13 07:05

Democrats push for probe into Bush policies

President Barack Obama has been reluctant to probe Bush-era torture and anti-terrorism policies, but his Democratic allies aren't likely to let the matters rest.

"I've always preferred my idea of a commission of inquiry to look at all these issues," Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy, said Sunday.

Dianne Feinstein, head of the intelligence committee, suggested that the George W Bush administration broke the law by concealing a CIA counterterrorism program from Congress.

Jul 13 01:54

Taking back America

After eight years of Bush, his deficits, 9/11, two wars, a several trillion dollar price-tag, his USAPATRIOT Act, suspension of habeas corpus, plus trillions in tax cuts for the rich, NSA spying, CIA torture, Justice Department manipulation to legalize the latter, Supreme Court interference in the first election; after all that, Katrina, the Department of Homeland Insecurity, and even more than I can bore you to tears with, we have Obama and Change -- except there’s no change but the faces.

July 12, 2009

Jul 12 22:53

Does Google Know Too Much About You?

Recently, at the Aspen Ideas Festival, WNYC talk show host Brian Lehrer asked Google CEO Eric Schmidt if Google's constantly growing importance to users in the United States and around the world meant that Google needed to be regulated as a utility by the Federal Government. The surprise wasn't in Schmidt's response (which was "no"), but the fact that everyone in the room laughed at Lehrer's suggestion.

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Yeah, I kinda lean towards "no" myself.

Jul 12 22:47

Afghanistan soldiers: ``This is a war we just can`t win and there`s no need for us to win it``

To be honest, the Taliban can move about pretty much as they please. Putting more troops on the ground will restrict them a little more, but will also mean more casualties for us.

Jul 12 22:46

Former Insider Shatters Credibility of Military Commissions

Vandeveld, who served in Bosnia, Africa, Iraq, and Afghanistan before volunteering for Guantánamo, and who has been decorated on several occasions, sent shockwaves through the commissions system under the Bush administration when he spectacularly resigned last September, declaring, “I am highly concerned, to the point that I believe I can no longer serve as a prosecutor at the commissions, about the slipshod, uncertain ‘procedure’ for affording defense counsel discovery.” He added that the “incomplete or unreliable” discovery process “deprive[s] the accused of basic due process and subject[s] the well-intentioned prosecutor to claims of ethical misconduct.”

Jul 12 22:45

If Obama’s New Czar Has His Way, This Could Be My Last Post…

But it is Sunstein’s ideas about the First Amendment that make him dangerous to free thought and free exchange of ideas. In Sunstein’s last published book, Nudge, he advises that the role of government should be to “nudge” people into being better human beings, an apparent contradiction to the accepted idea that morality cannot be legislated.

Jul 12 20:37

Billions Served?

McDonald’s is to leave London for Geneva, joining the growing ranks of US companies moving their European headquarters to take advantage of preferential intellectual property tax laws.

Jul 12 20:23

Swine Flu Smoking Gun?

But here's the potential smoking gun, the facts that suggest a potential source of the pandemic could be CDC labs. And at the very least, this possibility deserves thoughtful examination and research.

Jul 12 20:16

Chomsky: See no Evil, Speak no Evil, Hear no Evil

Chomsky, brilliant, genius, worthless...

Jul 12 19:59

William F. Buckley and the CIA

All of this makes a note in a book, Losing Mum and Pup: A Memoir, by Buckley's son, Christopher, quite interesting in that it ties a string between Buckley and the CIA, after Buckley was already involved with National Review.

Jul 12 19:35

Funny Student Hoax on Media

French students fool a rich people’s Marxist mag in Paris.

Jul 12 18:42

Children die in harsh Peru winter

Almost 250 children under the age of five have died in a wave of intensely cold weather in Peru.

Children die from pneumonia and other respiratory infections every year during the winter months particularly in Peru's southern Andes.

But this year freezing temperatures arrived almost three months earlier than usual.

Experts blame climate change for the early arrival of intense cold which began in March.

"Global warming is making the planet colder. Don't think about it, just trust us."

Jul 12 18:37

U.S. to spend another $1 billion on flu vaccine

The United States will spend another $1 billion on ingredients for an H1N1 vaccine, U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said on Sunday.

"There'll be another $1 billion worth of orders placed to get the bulk ingredients for an H1N1 vaccination. Congress has agreed with the president that this is the number one priority, keeping Americans safe and secure," Sebelius said on CNN.

Sebelius has said plans were on track for a mid-October vaccination program, although it was not certain Americans would be offered the vaccine for the so-called swine flu.

Jul 12 18:33

Goldman Sachs Likely to Post Huge Profits, Analysts Say

Up and down Wall Street, analysts and traders are buzzing that Goldman, which only recently paid back its government bailout money, will report blowout profits from trading on Tuesday.

Analysts predict the bank earned more than $2 billion in the March-June period, thanks to its trading prowess across world markets. If they are right, the bank’s rivals will once again be left to wonder exactly how Goldman, long the envy of Wall Street, could have rebounded so dramatically only months after the nation’s financial industry was shaken to its foundations.

Jul 12 18:26

Mayor Bloomberg authorizes 69 Million Bucks in Bonuses

After crying poverty for months, Mayor Bloomberg authorized fat raises Friday for 6,692 of his managers and nonunion employees, worth $69 million over two years

Jul 12 18:16

Ghana's PR used to cover up the Obamas' ineffectiveness in Russia

Putin Did All the Talking
By John Batchelor July 12, 2009
Behind POTUS’s journey to Ghana was the POTUS embassy in Moscow, and I mention that there are large, unattractive, compelling questions about the three days in Moscow.... The word from Russian sources, via my sources, is that POTUS and his team were ineffective, presumptive, hasty, evasive, unprepared, unappreciative, aimless, superficial. ...The second night, POTUS stayed in the hotel while all official Moscow puzzled what could there be to this behavior. .. At breakfast the third day, Putin lectured POTUS for two hours. Putin usually does all the talking, however he is usually dominating Russians, not a president.
http://mirroronamerica.blogspot.com/2009/07/goodbye-ghana.html
Goodbye Ghana, Saturday, July 11, 2009

Jul 12 17:29

Children: Father didn't abuse us: Ex-Vancouver police officer spent nearly 20 years in prison

A 33-year-old son recalled how, at age 9, he was repeatedly questioned, alone, by now-retired Detective Sharon Krause, of the Clark County Sheriff's Office. He said that after months of questioning, he said he had been abused just to get Krause to leave him alone.

A 30-year-old daughter said she doesn't remember what she told Krause at age 5, but recalled Krause bought her ice cream.

The brother and sister, who live in Sacramento, Calif., said that while growing up in California they were told by their mother, who divorced Spencer before he was charged, that they were blocking out the memory of the abuse.

They said they realized as adults the abuse had never happened.

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The dark side of the feminist "male bashing" movement.

Jul 12 17:20

Ohio approves slot machines to help fill a $3.2 billion gap in the state's budget

Webmaster's Commentary: 

When do the state brothels open up?

Oh yeah, that's right!!!!!! Been there, done that. The IRS took over a Nevada brothel for back taxes and in only a few months managed to drive it out of business.

Jul 12 15:43

Lawmakers reject tax to pay for health reform

U.S. lawmakers on Sunday criticized a plan to raise taxes on the wealthy to pay for a $1 trillion healthcare overhaul and warned Congress was unlikely to meet President Barack Obama's goal of passing the measure by August.

Jul 12 14:59

4 US Marines killed in Afghan bomb blasts

"Great Britain has played an extraordinary role in this coalition, understanding that we cannot allow either Afghanistan or Pakistan to be a safe haven for al-Qaida, those who with impunity blow up train stations in London or buildings in New York."

"al Qaida" operatives supposedly hijacked planes and flew them into buildings in New York, they didn't blow the buildings up. Is this a Freudian slip?

See also: 9/11 Firefighters: Bombs and Explosions in the WTC

Jul 12 14:31

THE FED UNDER FIRE

Jul 12 14:12

Ex-IBM Employee reveals TV Abandoned Analog Band to Make Room for RFID Chips

According to a former 31-year IBM employee, the highly-publicized, mandatory switch from analog to digital television is mainly being done to free up analog frequencies and make room for scanners used to read implantable RFID microchips and track people and products throughout the world.

Jul 12 14:09

Brits Tell Goons With Needles To Stick It Where The Sun Don’t Shine

The trial balloon went up today on the UK government’s efforts to impose a mass mandatory vaccination program against swine flu, but judging from the response on a major newspaper website, millions of British citizens will tell the goons with needles to stick it where the sun don’t shine.

Sky News reports today that, “The entire population could be vaccinated against swine flu as health chiefs draw up plans to build a nationwide immunity to the disease.”

According to health authorities, they plan to have 60 million plus UK citizens vaccinated by this time next year, despite the fact that only one healthy person has died from swine flu in Britain.

The resounding response to the government’s efforts to prepare everyone to accept the shot is a vehement, “I don’t think so!”

Jul 12 14:02

John Quincy Adams on U.S. Foreign Policy (1821)

J.Q. must be rolling in his grave!

Jul 12 13:52

Why Ca'nt Obama see his Wars are Unwinnable?

Baracknamara Obama!

Jul 12 13:44

Al Gore's Carbon Empire

Jul 12 13:37

Washinton is Playing a Deeper Game with China

Playing with fire!

Jul 12 12:50

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

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

Jul 12 12:30

Gay panic at the CJC and Toronto Star

It all goes back to an article by Star writer Antonia Zerbisias on July 1st. The outspoken columnist wrote about attempts by Zionist groups to stifle freedom of expression, from trying to cancel funding for an academic conference at York University to successfully banning George Galloway from Canada.

In response, the Star published a letter to the editor from Farber on behalf of the Congress, arguing that shutting down debate was constitutionally protected under the “freedom of expression” of Zionists.

Jul 12 11:35

Arrested Pug Owner Fired Over Anti-Semitic Allegation

A Greenpoint woman's altercation with a police officer over carrying her sick dog through the subway has put her out of a job. To recap: Chrissie Brodigan, a VP for Online Media at Plum TV, says that after she argued with Officer Joel Witriol while trying to carry her pug out of the subway, he arrested her, grabbed her breasts, and punched her in the back while saying, "If you're going to act like a woman I'm going to treat you like a woman." Other witnesses corroborated Brodigan's account, but one witness and an unidentified source told the Post that Brodigan yelled at Witriol, the city's first Hasidic officer, "You f---ing Jew, you're not even human. Jewish people think they own everything."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Yea, but those "unidentified sources" carry the real weight!

Jul 12 11:27

Immigrant drug informant goes public after his hopes of legal residency evaporate

Ernesto Gamboa hoped his knowledge of drug trafficking, put to use on the side of law enforcement, might earn him legal status in this country.

In fact, law enforcement so valued his undercover drug work that his handler drew him back here to help a task force build drug cases four years ago, after Gamboa had left the U.S. and gone home to live in El Salvador.

In the end, however, the 43-year-old Salvadoran has not been granted permission to remain in the U.S. legally. Instead, the federal government is moving to deport him — a development he believes is a sure death sentence, given the prominence of those he's helped convict.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

There is a moral here. Do NOT do anything to help the US Government, because they will NEVER do anything to help you in return!

Jul 12 11:24

Cheney receives exceptional protection

In an unprecedented move, US President Barack Obama has reportedly extended former Vice President Dick Cheney's Secret Service Protection.

Former U.S. vice presidents generally receive Secret Service protection for no more than six months after the end of their terms.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I do not grant permission for my money to be spent protecting war criminals.

Jul 12 11:22

Escalation Scam: Troops in Afghanistan

The president has set a limit on the number of U.S. troops in Afghanistan. For now.

That's how escalation works. Ceilings become floors. Gradually.

But "escalation" isn't mere jargon. And it doesn't just refer to what's happening outside the United States.

Admiral Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said on July 7 that no limit has been set. Speaking to the Center for Strategic and International Studies, he sounded an open-ended note: "There is not a ceiling on troop levels in Afghanistan."

Mullen's comment was scarcely reported in U.S. media outlets. It has become old news without ever being news in the first place.

Jul 12 11:19

Report: Taliban captures district in E Afghanistan

Taliban made this achievement while a massive offensive, involving 4,000 U.S. Marines and 650 Afghan troops, has been going on since July 2 to restore government authorities in Taliban-held territories.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It is completely impossible to win this war militarily.

And unfortunately, the knuckleheads at the Pentagon and the White House who allegedly "planned" the war in Afghanistan were collectively guilty of selective amnesia and magical thinking.

You absolutely cannot win what is essentially a land war from the air.

Viet Nam should have taught US military and civilian leadership that long ago, but apparently, that lesson hasn't been learned yet, condemning many more of our military (and innocent Afghan non-coms) to get killed or maimed in this endless, murderous campaign.

The total complement of US military forces here (not counting the mercenaries) is about 68,000 troops, give or take. The old Soviet Union couldn't "pacify" Afghanistan with 500,000 pairs of boots on the ground.

The government in Kabul is so arrogantly corrupt that Afghan citizens think their political figures are so crooked they have to screw their socks on in the morning.

Unfortunately, Afghanistan is cursed to be just the place of real estate which would be great for the implementation of pipelines across it, giving whoever controls those pipelines tremendous control of both the region, and the world's flow of oil.

So, the Powers that Be have decided that an infinite number of US and Afghan lives are worth that price, no matter how exorbitant that price may be in money and blood.

For these people, it's only taxpayers' money; and it's never their kids fighting, getting maimed, and dying on the front lines.

Jul 12 11:08

Drone attacks futile: 'Osama has left Pakistan'

Jul 12 10:59

Afghans turn to Taliban in fear of own police

U.S. and British troops have launched a campaign to seize control of Helmand province, about half of which was in Taliban hands, and restore Afghan government institutions.

But as they advance, they are learning uncomfortable facts about their local allies: villagers say the government's police force was so brutal and corrupt that they welcomed the Taliban as liberators.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Now, let me get this straight; the government cops, trained to some extent by the US and NATO were so brutal to their own people, that the Afghans are begging for the Taliban to come back?!?!?!?

Your tax dollars at work, folks: unflipping believable!!

Jul 12 10:11

Why Isn't Cheney in Jail?

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

Jul 12 10:01

UPDATE1-Taliban pushed back,long way to go -Obama

Tell that to the families of the dead Marines!

Jul 12 09:57

Netanyahu: Palestinian recognition of Jewish state 'key to peace'

Prime Minster Benjamin Netanyahu declared Sunday that the recognition by the Palestinians of Israel as a Jewish state was key to resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

No problem. all Israel has to do is recognize the Palestinian state.

But of course, that is the sticking point. Israel refuses to grant to Palestine that which it demands for itself. That has been the sticking point for 60 years.

Further complicating the matter is that Israel still has no official borders. Palestine cannot know what it is supposed to recognize. Palestine could agree to recognize Israel only to be told by Israel that Israel INCLUDES Gaza and the West Bank.

This is typical Israeli tactics; make an offer impossible to accept, then foist the blame onto the other party for refusing.

Jul 12 09:56

Drones Hardly Ever Kill Bad Guys

The foreign policy community’s favorite counterinsurgency adviser, or at least their favorite Australian one, David Kilcullen, told lawmakers last week that the drone strikes targeting Al Qaeda and Taliban fighters in Pakistan are creating enemies at a far faster rate than its killing them. According to statistics he provided, the success rate of the drone bombing campaign is extremely low: just 2 percent of bombs dropped have hit targeted militants. The other 98 percent? Those killed noncombatant Pakistani civilians, he said.

Jul 12 09:40

TIM GEITHNER REFUSES TO ANSWER BRAD SHERMAN'S QUESTION!!! SUPPORT H.R. 1207 AUDIT THE FED

Jul 12 09:39

Obituary: Area Soldier Killed in Afghanistan

Jul 12 09:36

ISRAELI ‘THOUGHT POLICE’ DECLARE ALL OUT WAR ON THE WEB

The Foreign Ministry unveiled a new plan this week: Paying talkbackers to post pro-Israel responses on websites worldwide. A total of NIS 600,000 (roughly $150,000) will be earmarked to the establishment of an “Internet warfare” squad.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This will backfire, because the web will now simply assume that ALL pro-Israel commentary is paid propaganda.

Jul 12 09:34

Egypt stops Gaza-bound medical convoy

Egyptian authorities have refused to allow 'Viva Palestina' activists trying to carry humanitarian aid to the Gaza Strip to cross into the Sinai Peninsula.

The largest-ever US aid convoy to help the people of Gaza was stopped at the Suez Canal on Saturday on its way to Al Arish, where the rest of the group and supplies will join them before heading for the border crossing into Gaza.

The activists are part of a convoy of at least 200 people -- all Americans, including Charles Barron, a New York City Councilman -- that plan to be in Gaza by July 13.

Former US Congresswoman from Georgia, Cynthia McKinney, who was arrested by Israeli forces earlier this month while heading to Gaza on a humanitarian mission, will also join the convoy.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I understand why the US doesn't help the Palestinians; our government is totally bought by AIPAC.

Has Egypt's government been totally subverted as well?

Jul 12 09:34

Afghanistan troops died 'for future of Britain'

David Miliband, the foreign secretary, acknowledges 'grievous few days' but says UK security depends on routing Taliban

I'll bet the Soviets said the same thing...

Jul 12 09:33

Irregular Army: The rise of alcoholism and drug abuse in the US military

The twin vices of drug addiction and alcoholism were rampant in the U.S. military during the Vietnam war and through movies like Apocalypse Now and Platoon became the emblematic image of the armed forces during that war. But figures shows that by the end 2005, of the 104,000 who had sought medical help after serving in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, 32,010 were suffering from posttraumatic stress disorder, depression, drug addiction or alcoholism. Proportionally, that’s three times as many as those who returned from Vietnam.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

If you woke up one morning and realized you were the bad guys, could you stay sober?

Jul 12 09:31

Gordon Brown plans troops surge in Afghanistan

Jul 12 09:31

Revealed: Brown's secret plan to cut Afghanistan force by 1,500

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Gordon can't make up his mind, apparently.

Jul 12 09:30

Report:Taliban Captures District in E. Afghanistan

Jul 12 09:24

Computers in U.S. Linked to Cyber Attack

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

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

Jul 12 09:21

VIVA PALESTINA UPDATE FOR SUNDAY, JULY 12th

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

Jul 12 09:20

AFGHANISTAN ~~ DOUBLE STANDARDS

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

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

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

Jul 12 09:19

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

Jul 12 09:16

California IOUs to be shunned by big banks after today

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

Jul 12 09:09

NSA Security running amok to plug leaks about 9/11

Jul 12 09:07

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

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

Jul 12 09:04

Watching Whales Watching Us

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

Jul 12 09:02

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

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

Jul 12 09:00

In Wake of Turmoil In China, Minorities Face Painful Options

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

Webmaster's Commentary: 

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

Jul 12 08:45

Panic level on the rise among the global warming cult.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

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

See The Global Warming Scam

See The Great Global Warming Swindle

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

Jul 12 08:43

Rabbi Eliyahu on a Woman's Place

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

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

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

Jul 12 08:40

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

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

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Remember Nixon's "Enemies" list?

Jul 12 08:38

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

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

Jul 12 08:36

13 doctors demand inquest into Dr David Kelly's death

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

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

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

Jul 12 08:33

Swine flu vaccine to be given to entire population

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

Webmaster's Commentary: 

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

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

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

Jul 12 08:26

Guess who's building nuclear power plants

Webmaster's Commentary: 

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

Jul 12 07:55

The chills of Global Cooling

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

Consider how the globe cooled last month:

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

Jul 12 07:42

Switch away from dollar could bankrupt US economy - Celente video

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

Jul 12 07:32

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

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

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

Jul 12 07:10

Should We Prepare for the Worst?

LOOKING AHEAD

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

Jul 12 07:06

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

By Niels Harrit

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

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

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

Jul 12 06:53

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

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

Jul 12 05:33

Cars 'may soon be started by lasers'

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

July 11, 2009

Jul 11 22:43

Obamas' daughters being used for positive media spin

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

Jul 11 19:46

Video of Israeli Navy threatening the Spirit of Humanity

This video is the last footage taken onboard the Spirit Of Humanity before its voyage to bring humanitarian aid to Gaza was prematurely halted by Israeli special forces. It shows the atmosphere inside the cabin as the crew try to negotiate with the Israeli ship via radio.
Jul 11 19:16

Strange admission by Rep. Boswell at :30

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

Also, gotta love the "jobless recovery" attitude.

Jul 11 17:40

Climate change: The sun and the oceans do not lie

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

Jul 11 17:18

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

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

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

Jul 11 17:05

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

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

Jul 11 17:02

Contractor KBR eyes Iraq oil opportunities

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

Jul 11 16:15

Pair jailed for web race crimes

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

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

Jul 11 14:50

Some suspect conspiracy in Holocaust Museum case

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

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

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

Jul 11 14:30

Bush Personally Ordered Visit to Ashcroft’s Hospital Bed

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

Jul 11 14:19

4 Ways to Tell When a Real Recovery Has Begun

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

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

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

Jul 11 14:10

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

Jul 11 13:18

BLAMING THE VICTIM……

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

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