CURRENT EVENTS

Dec 04 09:46

Lights Out for Incandescents: Nanny-State America Strikes Again

Holly Deyo
Millennium Ark

This is a reminder if you want to continue using incandescent light bulbs, now is the time to stock up. More nanny-state America is about to descend on us.

When first reading World Net Daily's article four years ago, 2014 seemed light years away, if you'll pardon the pun. Now phasing out incandescent bulbs is a few short months from kicking in . . .

Dec 04 09:09

PHILIP GIRALDI:THIRTY-NINE CONGRESSMEN CAN’T BE WRONG

Israeli spy Jonathan Jay Pollard has recently obtained the services of Barney Frank and thirty-eight other Democratic congressmen who have signed on to a letter coordinated with a number of Jewish groups. They apparently believe that the poor guy has suffered enough in service to his country, which is of course Israel, making one wonder why American politicians should feel the pain

Dec 04 09:08

‘Hi Tech’ Corporate Police State: ‘Reengineering’ the Internet for Persistent Surveillance

As Canadian privacy watchdogs DeepPacketInspection.ca tell us, DPI offer ISPs “unparalleled levels of intelligence into subscribers’ online activities.”
“To unpack this a little” they aver, “all data traffic that courses across the ‘net is contained in individual packets that have header (i.e. addressing) information and payload (i.e. content) information. We can think of this as the address on a postcard and the written and visual content of a postcard.”
All of which is there for the taking, “criminal evidence, ready for use in a trial,” Cryptohippie chillingly informs.

Dec 04 08:50

DR. LAWRENCE DAVIDSON: ON THE HISTORICAL NECESSITY OF WIKILEAKS

“But what about democracies? Well, the truth is that they too are run by political and economic elites whose interests are rarely the same as the general public. That is why, when the government uses the term “national interest,” one should always be suspicious’....by Dr. Lawrence Davidson

Dec 04 08:49

S. 510 and Codex Alimentarius Link: Tracking, Tracing, and Monitoring Independent Food Production

Brandon Turbeville
Activist Post

Being honest, I must confess some slight personal agitation at the thought of writing another article on yet another “food safety” bill making its way through congress with the words “tyranny” and “Codex” written all over it.

It seems that every legislative session, we are faced with the prospect of the same food bill cloaked in a different name.

Invariably, this bill seeks to corral all food production into the hands of a few major corporations and essentially destroy the ability of the population to feed themselves. Here in late 2010, we have the new version of food imperialism known as S.510, the Food Safety Modernization Act.?? . .

Dec 04 04:19

What is PIIGS?

(*check out the comment . )

Dec 04 03:11

FRANKLIN LAMB : BELLEMARE’S STL ‘PROCEDURAL’ PROBLEMS

Indict, Quit and Blame the system!

Based on phone and internet discussions with international lawyers at the London School of Economics, the International Court of Justice in the Hague, and colleagues who work in the area of Public International Law an emerging consensus is developing concerning perhaps fatal procedural issues that continue to arise at the STL. Such problems, which make it unlikely that the Hariri Assassination case will ever go to trial. Some international lawyers who have worked on international tribunals, are familiar with Rules of Procedures at the ICJ and the ICC and are following the STL are increasingly concluding that there will not be a Trial.

Franklin Lamb’s Saturday Mideast Report –- Al Manar
PRESS TV — ‘Tribunal is Israel’s 6th war on Lebanon’

Dec 04 00:25

WIKILEAKS SHOCKER: Did Abbas know in advance about the devastating blitz on his countrymen in Gaza?

By Stuart Littlewood

One of the most grotesque Wikileaks revelations so far is the disclosure that Palestinian top dog (Fatah section), Mahmoud Abbas, was told in advance about the murderous assault on his countrymen in Gaza two years ago.

Some claim that the Wikileaks reye-openers are a ‘dirty tricks’ operation by people with a large axe to grind. It is certainly odd that ‘evidence’ is selected to portray Arab states as eager to see Iran zapped for an unproven nuclear threat when, actually, the Middle East is far more anxious about the very real and present nuclear threat from Israel.

Dec 04 00:22

JEFF GATES: WIKILEAKS AND THE SOUND OF SILENCE

The facts suggest that WikiLeaks is less about the right to know than the right to deceive.

Jeff Gates

The scope and scale of WikiLeaks is a marvel to behold. Some praise it as the ultimate form of democracy. Others as the epitome of the most sacred of liberty’s principles: the right to know.

Yet the real story here is not what’s revealed but what’s withheld. The marvel is not what we now know but what is already known that is left unsaid. And what is given an interpretive spin by those newspapers granted priority access.

Dec 03 23:30

Hopi Way of Life on Verge of Being Lost!!

For those of us that can only peek inside the traditions of indigenous people, we are fascinated and intrigued by their ancient ways. If this calls to your inner soul for something more, consider the following:

What if…

… Someone Attempted To Erase Your God
… Your Religion Became Illegal
… Your Beliefs Vanished
… Your Rituals Died With You
… Everything You Know Was Forgotten
… Your Voice Was No Longer Heard
… Your Culture Became Extinct

Dec 03 23:28

TYT: Slap In The Face Of The Middle Class - Deficit Commission Proposal

Cenk Uygur (host of The Young Turks) breaks down the official proposal of the Deficit Commission and concludes that it helps the rich and corporations while screwing the average middle class American.

Dec 03 23:26

Lieberman Introduces Anti-WikiLeaks Legislation

Senator Joseph Lieberman and other lawmakers on Thursday introduced legislation that would make it a federal crime for anyone to publish the name of a U.S. intelligence source, in a direct swipe at the secret-spilling website WikiLeaks.

“The recent dissemination by Wikileaks of thousands of State Department cables and other documents is just the latest example of how our national security interests, the interests of our allies, and the safety of government employees and countless other individuals are jeopardized by the illegal release of classified and sensitive information,” said Lieberman in a written statement.

Dec 03 22:38

Bank of America busted lying about bailout money. By Ryan Dawson

They never stop lying. We should not have counterfeiters supporting illegal gambling and fraud as a basis for economics. By the way they also got TARP funds! And gave themselves 100% bonuses with it!

See this quick video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jJtTtY2svTI

and this one which a bit of was on the daily show
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wlNN8SZMmYo

Dec 03 21:16

Bankster Plutocracy: How To Win Without Leadership (Of and By the Elite or the People)

Thom talks with Robert Kuttner, co-founder and co-editor of The American Prospect and a Sr. Fellow at Demos, on how to proceed without leadership.

Dec 03 20:07

Cdn 9/11 Gatekeeper Jonathan Kay attacks academic freedom

It seems that Mr. Kay believes his versions of controversial issues such as 9/11, vaccines and fluoride in drinking water should not be contradicted in classroom teachings, in particular, regardless of where the truth lies on any of these issues. There is only one correct version of these issues, according to Mr. Kay, and that's his version – which also happens to be the version of corporations with a vested interest in all of these issues.

In a previous Canadian Charger article, we pointed out that in researching his forthcoming book, Mr. Kay avoids evidence related to 9/11 and solely focuses on attacking the mental soundness of those academics and professors who've written papers disputing the official version of 9/11, even going so far as to call them delusional, although Mr. Kay has no psychiatric credentials whatsoever to be making such claims about anyone, let alone respected university professors. We also wondered – in that article – why a major newspaper such as the National Post would print such drivel.

Dec 03 18:26

President 'Shlomo' Obama Officially Opens the Start of Jews Holiday Season

Friday, December 3, 2010
President 'Shlomo' Obama Officially Opens the Start of Jews Holiday Season
OMB Director Lew Lights National Menorah Outside of White House December 1, 2010
Office of Management and Budget Director Jacob Lew, the highest-ranking Jewish official in the Obama administration, took a minute away from dealing with the expiring Bush tax cuts to light the National Hanukkah Menorah on the Ellipse in front of the White House on a wintry Wednesday night.
"Washington, D.C. Mayor-elect Vincent Gray attended and poked fun at his campaign slogan by declaring "one Hanukkah, one city," and renowned violinist Itzhak Perlman closed the ceremony by playing the traditional Jewish song "Oseh Shalom" and "God Bless America.""

Dec 03 17:51

FBI Issues Alarmist Memo That "Video Girl Barbie" Could Become "Kiddie Porn Barbie"

By the FBI's logic, the new "Video Girl Barbie" doll, which has a small working video camera in the toy's chest, has the potential to become the latest technology in child porn production. Never mind the fact that making child porn involves more than owning a camera and an action figure.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Don't you guys have something more important to do. like arresting Mossad terrorists or something?

GREAT MOMENTS IN THE HISTORY OF THE FBI.

"[Your information is] too precise, too complete to be believed. The questionnaire plus the other information you brought spell out in detail exactly where, when, how, and by whom we are to be attacked. If anything, it sounds like a trap."

FBI response to the top British spy, Dusko Popov (code named "Tricycle") on August 10, 1941, dismissing Popov's report of the complete Japanese plan for the attack on Pearl Harbor.

Pearl Harbor: The Verdict Of History by Gordon Prange, appendix 7 published in 1986. Based on records from the JOINT CONGRESSIONAL COMMITTEE on the Investigation of the Pearl Harbor Attack, Nov 15, 1945 to May 31, 1946.

Dec 03 17:44

Employers Won't Hire The Jobless Because Of The 'Desperate Vibe'

With the U.S. unemployment rate still soaring at 9.8 percent and 6.3 million Americans having been unemployed for 27 weeks or longer, employers can now afford to be extremely picky about whom they hire. In addition to seeking very specific skills, degrees, and numbers of years of experience, many employers are specifying in job ads that candidates be "currently employed" elsewhere to be considered for the position.

"When you show desperation in your face and your tone during an interview, management is going to pick up on that vibe. They're gonna feel it and see it and notice something's off," he told HuffPost. "It's like somebody who hasn't been on a date in a while -- they're awkward, and the other person's gonna be turned off.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Talk about adding insult to financial injury: of course, people are going to be desperate, particularly when they have been laid off through absolutely no fault of their own!

Dec 03 17:42

US-South Korean FTA Rammed Through

Globalists Expertly & Successfully Wield Terror Against Koreans

(South Koreans don't want it, most Americans don't know about it, and now the US-South Korean FTA has passed.)

Tony Cartalucci, Contributing Writer
Activist Post

Under the threat of imminent war, compounded by overtly provocative naval maneuvers, the United States pushed through what was thought to be a tenuous free-trade agreement with South Korea.

Dec 03 17:33

Mental Ghettos Weaken the US: People Who Lie to Themselves

This special kind of stupidity is independent of inherent intelligence. In this case brain power is overpowered by psychological deficiency, namely self-delusion.

This delusion is not genetically produced, but is a result of external influences, notably political, government, media and corporate propaganda intentionally designed to produce delusional beliefs and thinking. Who does this? All sorts of commercial and political interests. The result is a series of biases and blocks, such as cognitive dissonance, to objective facts and information that creates denial about very important conditions affecting the planet, the nation and individuals. People afflicted with this deadly combination appear stupid to those outside their mental ghetto that they gladly inhabit, along with similarly afflicted people.

Dec 03 16:45

Elderly Man Evicted from His Land for Living off the Grid

Rady Ananda, Contributing Writer
Activist Post

CLASS WAR FILES: On Nov. 30, the Madison County (Indiana) Planning Commission evicted a 72-year-old man from his 38 acres, reported Wish TV.

County Prosecutor Thomas Broderick says the Alexandria resident, Richard L. Thompson, broke all kinds of laws — no electricity, no septic system, no running water, and (lions and tigers and bears!) he lived in a camper on land he bought from his parents . . .

Dec 03 16:27

WikiLeaks: More Israeli game theory warfare?

“The United States is the real victim of WikiLeaks. It’s an action aimed at discrediting them.” --Franco Frattini, Foreign Minister of Italy

The impact of the WikiLeaks release of diplomatic cables fits the behavior profile of those well versed in game theory warfare.

When Israeli mathematician Robert J. Aumann received the 2005 Nobel Prize in economic science for his work on game theory, he conceded, “the entire school of thought that we have developed here in Israel” has turned “Israel into the leading authority in this field.”

The candor of this Israeli-American offered a rare insight into an enclave long known for waging war from the shadows. Israel’s most notable success to date was “fixing” the intelligence that induced the U.S. to invade Iraq in pursuit of a geopolitical agenda long sought by Tel Aviv.

Dec 03 16:11

WIKILEAKS SHOCKER: DID ABBAS KNOW IN ADVANCE ABOUT THE DEVASTATING BLITZ ON HIS COUNTRYMEN IN GAZA?

One of the most grotesque Wikileaks revelations so far is the disclosure that Palestinian top dog (Fatah section), Mahmoud Abbas, was told in advance about the murderous assault on his countrymen in Gaza two years ago....by Stuart Littlewood.

Dec 03 16:04

VIDEO - Ron Paul With Dylan Ratigan - The Fed Works In Collusion With Goldman Sachs (MUST SEE TV)

Video - Ron Paul Makes The Goldman Sachs-Federal Reserve Connection

Excellent Clip. Watch at least the first 2 Minutes.

Dr. Paul starts out on fire.

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Dec 03 15:57

CHART: Now Even Discounted Homes Don't Sell

Now even discounted homes don't sell. Article plus 2 excellent, simple charts describing the housing mayhem.

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Dec 03 15:51

Et Tu Motorhead? - Motorhead Beats Up On Banksters In New Music Video

Relax, it's Friday.

The song is excellent, but that's not the point. It's the message. What's important and worthy of celebrating is the growing awareness of the Federal Reserve, worldwide bankster heist.

And Motorhead just made a music video about it. Even the most cynical would have to admit to the awesomeness in that.

WATCH THIS ONE

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Dec 03 14:38

WIKILEAKS SHOCKER: DID ABBAS KNOW IN ADVANCE ABOUT THE DEVASTATING BLITZ ON HIS COUNTRYMEN IN GAZA?

One of the most grotesque Wikileaks revelations so far is the disclosure that Palestinian top dog (Fatah section), Mahmoud Abbas, was told in advance about the murderous assault on his countrymen in Gaza two years ago....by Stuart Littlewood

Dec 03 13:54

I Keep Telling You It’s Getting Colder!

It’s not supposed to be so cold and snowy so early in the winter when the world is thought to be warming. Eminent scientists are not supposed to turn their backs on the lying press and government to tell us it’s getting colder, not warmer. The entire discussion has us in the Twilight Zone with the global warmers and coolers still in heated conversation. The press’s most recent broadside entitled “World warmer, short-term trends need study: report”stated:

Dec 03 13:30

Did Mahmoud Abbas know in advance about Israel's devastating blitz on Gaza?

Stuart Littlewood scents the whiff of treason in the Wikileaks disclosure that Palestinian “President” Mahmoud Abbas had been forewarned by Israel about its planned onslaught on Gaza and had failed to sound the alarm at the UN and other forums to deter Israel’s slaughter of fellow Palestinians

Dec 03 12:59

PHILIP GIRALDI : THIRTY-NINE CONGRESSMEN CAN’T BE WRONG

Netanyahu, who despises President Barack Obama, has rightly seen the cajoling by the United States as weakness and as the consequence of failure by Washington to articulate any coherent policy in the Middle East, meaning that he knows that Israel has been empowered to get away with virtually anything it might demand. Netanyahu has obligingly gone to the whack jobs and wing nuts in his own rickety right wing coalition and asked them to present him with a wish list for Washington, confident that Hanukkah has already begun and Christmas is right around the corner.

Dec 03 12:35

"GOD-TV" evangelical Christian channel funds Israeli ethnic cleansing

Neve Gordon looks at how an evangelical Christian TV channel with a viewership of nearly half a billion people, including 20 million in the USA and 14 million in Britain, is funding a project to ethnically cleanse Israel's Bedouin citizens from their ancestral land.

Dec 03 12:34

Obama's Israel policy: speak softly and carry a very big carrot

Maidhc O Cathail views US President Barack Obama's policy of solid support for Israel and the lynchpins of that policy, from Israel's fifth columnists in Congress to key Obama advisers such as Dennis Ross, described by one US official as "far more sensitive to Netanyahu’s coalition politics than to US interests".

Dec 03 12:19

Elitist Bankers and Congressional Leadership are Plotting to Stop Ron Paul

The banking elitists that were thrown billions upon billion by Ben Bernanke and the Federal Reserve sure don't want the real supervision that Ron Paul would bring. And they are plotting.

Dec 03 12:08

7 Really Big Holes

Spoiler ALERT -- Do not miss #7

This is pretty brilliant.

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Dec 03 12:00

25 Great TSA Cartoons - Slideshow

25 TSA CARTOONS - SLIDESHOW

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Dec 03 11:20

Why Some on the Internet Are Starting to Wonder—Is WikiLeaks for Real?

The global media is in a tizzy, repeating the same mundane, stale information from 251,287 cables released by WikiLeaks, a media organization that claims a loosely organized network of international contributors. Curiously, such publications as The New York Times, Der Spiegel, The Guardian, Le Monde and Spain's El País have carried the leaks dutifully, even though their well-policed pages are otherwise governed by highly divergent philosophies, policies and practices. Even more curiously, all news organizations repeat the same cherry-picked factoids that their ace reporters apparently culled from the documents.

Dec 03 10:35

Hundreds line up in the cold for help heating homes

Joining Eady near the front of the line that had grown to about 30 people by 7:30 was Isata Kamara, a single mom of a 3-year-old.

“My electric bill and my gas bill are going to get cut off because I don’t have the money right now,” said Kamara, who recently lost her job.

Those news reports Wednesday night showed hundreds of people who lined up around the building throughout the day on Wednesday. Channel 2 Action News reported that ambulances were called for at least two people who had difficulty dealing with Wednesday’s cold temperatures.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Welcome to the beginnings of the "urban unrest" the Federal government has been preparing to suppress as it expands.

http://www.shtfplan.com/headline-news/national-guard-training-for-riot-control-mass-detentions_06152010

Dec 03 10:24

$335,906 Is The Price Of The Constitution

When Senators give speeches, they will say that you can’t put a price on freedom. But as it turns out you can. You can actually put an exact dollar amount on the Constitution. And that amount is $335,906.

That’s the amount that Hollywood gave Senator Patrick Leahy. And in return, Leahy gave them COICA. That’s not the name of some new disease, it’s the abbreviation for Combating Online Infringement and Counterfeits Act, the biggest and more comprehensive internet censorship proposal in the history of this country.

Dec 03 10:10

Assage joined the dark side and was released from the hacker rap.

so he could play his part in the NWO disinformation game, and avoid ten years in prison...That's my theory.. He probably was told he would gain fame and fortune if he played their game.. That was the plea deal.

"Assange was born in northeast Australia in 1971 and lived a nomadic life in his early years. According to a profile of Assange in a June issue of The New Yorker, he and his mother moved 37 times before he turned 15. With conventional education rendered impossible, Assange self-taught at libraries and learned to program on early PCs.

Programming quickly became hacking once Assange got an Internet connection, and soon he was accessing government networks and bank mainframes. He was arrested in 1991 and charged with more than 30 criminal counts related to his hacking. Facing as many as 10 years in prison, Assange struck a plea deal.

Dec 03 10:04

Bernie Sanders: 'Will You Tell The American People Which Banks Got $2.2 Trillion Of Their Dollars?' Bernanke: 'No'

STOP - WATCH THIS ONE - BRILLIANT EXCHANGE

VIDEO - Sen. Bernie Sanders scolds Helicopter Ben

At the Daily Bail, we hang Federal Reserve criminals with their own words.

I PROMISE YOU WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED BY THIS CLIP

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Dec 03 10:01

North Korea: A convenient threat for US-Japan alliance

The clearer the threat is, the more vital the alliance is. However, with the collapse of the Soviet Union and the end of the Cold War, the US-Japan alliance lost its common enemy.

Combined with the economic conflicts between Japan and the US, the US was compelled to find a specific threat for the US-Japan alliance as soon as possible.

By doing so, it could end the belief in Japan that an alliance with the US was no longer needed after the Cold War, and make the Japanese feel that they were facing a threat that they could handle alone.

Dec 03 09:58

You Won't Believe What Bernanke Said About Bailouts At His 2005 Confirmation Hearings

I can't spoil the surprise.

The Chairman's words have never been cheaper.

We deserve better.

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Dec 03 09:26

No Room at the Inn – Not even a TARP

The president demonstrated new heights of indifference toward the people in his handling of the mortgage relief program made a part of the Trouble Asset Relief Program (TARP).

Citizens paid the full share for TARP and were to get a modest proportion. That’s not the case. The November 2010 Congressional Budget Office Report on TARP was just issued. It showed that the funds for home mortgage assistance programs would be reduced from $50 billion to $12 billion, as reported in the Huffington Post.

Dec 03 06:31

Jonathan Kay Attacks a "Truther" to Introduce His Own Foxified Account of the 9/11 Attacks

Jonathan Kay has made it an issue of national news in The National Post that my graduate student, Joshua Blakeney, is the proud winner of the Queen Elizabeth II scholarship for academic excellence. This award will help Joshua in supporting his research for his MA thesis on the academic controversies surrounding the background, substance, and outgrowths of the events of September 11, 2001.

The Editor of The National Post was in a conflict of interest when he wrote the story on my graduate student's scholarship without revealing that Mr. Kay too has an externally-funded agenda of research and publication on 9/11. Moreover, Mr. Kay misrepresented my graduate student's thesis subject by planting the disinformation that "Washington did 9/11." The point of Mr. Blakeney's thesis, as we have discussed it so far, is to evaluate the academic literature on the contested events of 9/11, not to jump immediately to the needed outcome of an empirically-verifiable alternative to the current unsupported and unsupportable government conspiracy theory. Such a needed outcome will require much more than the forthcoming MA thesis by my gifted and hard working graduate student.

Dec 03 06:27

Is the State of Emergency Superseding the US Constitution? Continuity of Government Planning, War and American Society

Perhaps the most significant domestic product from Cheney’s trimester mirabilis was the Patriot Act of October 25, 2001. Congress was given only one week to pass this 340-page bill, which in the opinion of researchers “was already written and ready to go long before September 11th.”18 In 2007 the Justice Department acknowledged that FBI agents had abused the Patriot Act more than 1000 times.

We should not forget that the Patriot Act was only passed after lethal weapons-grade anthrax letters were mailed to two crucial Democratic Senators – Senators Daschle and Leahy – who had initially questioned the bill. After the anthrax letters, however, they withdrew their initial opposition.19 Someone – we still do not know who – must have planned those anthrax letters well in advance. We should not forget either that some government experts initially blamed the attacks on Iraq. Much later, referring to Fort Detrick, Salon reporter Glenn Greenwald pointed out that “the same Government lab where the anthrax attacks themselves came from was the same place where the false reports originated that blamed those attacks on Iraq.”20

Dec 03 05:27

Madoff Trustee Sues JPMorgan For $6.4 Billion: "They Were At The Very Center Of Madoff Fraud"

Bloomberg -- The trustee liquidating Bernard Madoff’s former investment firm SUED JPMorgan Chase & Co. for $6.4 billion over claims the bank aided and abetted FRAUD.

MORE DETAILS

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Dec 03 05:23

Lawyer Kurt Haskell, one of his potential victims, says Underwear Bomber is a "mere patsy"

It has been nearly nine months since Lori and I were almost killed by the Underwear Bomber, Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab. For the first few months, Lori and I were very vocal over the media blackout and corresponding cover up to the real story of the Christmas Day events. If anyone is not familiar with our experience, our story can be read here in this blog. For the past few months, we have chosen to sit back and watch as the trial, or lack thereof, plays out in the courthouse we regularly practice in. While the media blackout to the true events continues, the failed attack on our credibility has been replaced with deafening silence as to our eyewitness account. To us, this matter has never been about seeking vengeance against the Underwear Bomber. When taking our eyewitness account and adding it to the small amount of honest facts that have come out, one can only recognize the Underwear Bomber as a mere patsy. It is quite shocking that, thus far, the Underwear Bomber hasn't been forever silenced as other patsies that have come before him. What has led me to write this update is the following article:

Dec 03 03:58

Report: Homeland Security Compiling TSA Enemies List

One concern expressed repeatedly is the notion that the TSA, not content to trample on just the Fourth Amendment rights of Americans, is now moving to stifle the right to free speech as well. “The First Amendment is in more serious jeopardy than one might have previously imagined,” noted author Edward Cline, a contributing editor to Family Security Matters.

“Do not cave in to the TSA’s 'conditioning' to make your silence a measure of normalcy,” Cline concluded. “The government’s intention is to inure Americans to living in a state of obedient and submissive servitude.”

Dec 03 01:18

ZAHIR EBRAHIM: WIKILEAKS AND IMPERIAL MOBILIZATION

In order to comprehend the ostensibly bizarre Wikileaks phenomena that is continually in the news these days, it is essential to first comprehend the concept of the ‘Mighty Wurlitzer’.

It used to be the honorific of Frank Wisner, the first chief of political warfare for the Central Intelligence Agency, used to describe the C.I.A.’s plethora of front organizations and newsmedia stooges that he was capable of playing (like a great organ with many keyboards) for synthesizing any propaganda tune that was needed for the day. More details may be gleaned in the disclosures of Operation Mockingbird.

Dec 03 01:14

Japan Confirms Detection of Avian Flu In Dead Birds

23,000 chickens to be slaughtered in Shimane after avian flu detected in dead birds

The Shimane Prefectural Government began to slaughter over 23,000 chickens at a poultry farm in the prefecture on Nov. 30 after five found dead there the previous day tested positive for highly-pathogenic avian flu, officials said.

This is the first time that the authorities have slaughtered farm animals before confirming they are infected with such a virus in full-scale tests. It is expected to take a few days for the prefectural government to complete the cull.

The prefectural government is also set to ban the transfer of chickens as well as chicken meat and eggs within a 10-kilometer radius from the poultry farm, an area that includes part of Tottori Prefecture.

Dec 03 00:42

Keiser Report 100: Centurion Nails Bankster’s Coffin

This time Max Keiser and co-host Stacy Herbert look at Crash JP Morgan Buy Silver video contributors being mobbed by fans after appearing on the Keiser Report. We also look at the scandals of Hillary Clinton stealing credit card numbers and senior bondholders taking no haircut. In the second half of the show, Max Keiser talks to Gonzalo Lira about the Irish debt crisis.

Dec 02 21:26

“Unconstitutional” food bill driven by Big Food lobby dollars

Rady Ananda, Contributing Writer
Activist Post

While over 200 organizations lobbied on the Food Safety Modernization Act (S.510), no one seemed to notice an unconstitutional section in the bill until after it passed on Tuesday.

That day, Roll Call advised that the bill contained a provision, Sec. 107, allowing the Senate to raise revenues. This violates Article I, Section 7, of the U.S. Constitution, granting that power exclusively to the House. S.510 opponents now celebrate the House’s use of the “blue slip process” to return the bill to the Senate.

The Alliance for Natural Health figures that . . .

Dec 02 21:04

ANTOINE RAFFOUL – STOP WAR CRIMINALS FROM VISITING THE UK

We join our friends at The Palestine Solidarity Campaign in issuing this message to all our friends and supporters to enlist their energies to stop the attempts by the UK Government to introduce delaying tactics which will ensure that suspected war criminals visiting this country and allowing them to parade themselves freely without fear of being dragged and paraded into a British court to face charges for war crimes committed elsewhere.

Dec 02 21:02

WIKILEAKS AND THE NEW GLOBAL ORDER

In the cables sent from Tel Aviv, a similar fatalism reigns. The possibility that Israel might go it alone and attack Iran is contemplated as though it were an event Washington has no hope of preventing. US largesse of billions of dollars in annual aid and military assistance to Israel appears to confer zero leverage on its ally’s policies.

Dec 02 20:59

CHILDREN OF CATASTROPHE: JOURNEY FROM A PALESTINIAN REFUGEE CAMP TO AMERICA [BOOK REVIEW]

Jamal Kanj, an engineer by training, takes the reader through a detailed, personal account of life in a Palestinian refugee camp in Lebanon. Often with meticulous (sometimes overly so) detail, the author focuses on the elements of refugee life which are hard to fathom for those unfamiliar with the density and poor conditions associated with camp life.

Dec 02 20:56

GHOSTS OF ISRAEL’S PAST AND FUTURE

Documents about the 1967 Arab-Israeli war will, therefore, remain classified until 2037, while anything related to the 1982 siege of Beirut will remain off-limits until 2052. Records of Yasser Arafat’s 2004 death will not be opened until 2074 while Israeli archives of what happened in Beirut on that fateful day in February 2005, when a massive bomb killed Lebanon’s Prime Minister Rafiq al-Hariri, will hauntingly remain labeled “top secret”" until 2075.

Dec 02 19:35

Federal Reserve Bank (a private bank) Doled Out 9 Trillion in Buyouts (not Bailouts)

Under orders from Congress, the Federal Reserve finally had to tell Americans, that they gave a whopping nine trillion dollars in short term loans to eighteen different financial institutions during the peak of the financial crisis. AlterNet's Zach Carter breaks down these new findings.

Dec 02 19:28

Camden City Council Pushes Ahead With Massive Police And Fire Layoffs

Camden City Council, as expected, voted Thursday to lay off almost 400 workers, half of them police officers and firefighters, to bridge a $26.5 million deficit.

That’s about a quarter of the city’s entire work force.

Five members of City Council voted unanimously to approve the layoff plan — two other members were absent. The cuts take effect in mid-January.

walco Camden City Council Approves Massive Police And Fire LayoffsExactly how many city workers will be affected is still an open question, although nearly half the city’s police and a third of the firefighters are slated to go...

Dec 02 19:26

SeaWorld cuts 350 jobs, including more than 100 from Busch Gardens

SeaWorld Parks and Entertainment is planning to eliminate hundreds of jobs, with more than 100 of them coming from Busch Gardens.

The company confirmed the layoffs shortly after noon Thursday, calling it a "restructuring," which will allow the parks to allow them to operate more efficiently.

Officials said the cuts affect less than 2 percent of its workforce.

The company said it will eliminate 350 jobs around the country. A report earlier Thursday said that will include 129 jobs at SeaWorld's Orlando parks...

Dec 02 19:24

NASA Discovery Redefines Life As We Know It

On Thursday December 2nd, NASA held a press conference regarding breakthroughs in the field of astrobiology. The findings were startling to say the least.

Felisa Wolf-Simon is a NASA astrobiology research fellow for the US Geological Survey in Menlo Park, California. Felisa Is part of a research team whose recent discoveries regarding an enigmatic little bacterium have at the very least redefined the term “habitable”. The discovery surrounds an almost alien microbe systematically named GFAJ-1 whose very existence is an enigma.

Dec 02 19:23

US Dollar rises: Thanks a bunch Europe!


Critics who worried that QE2 would crush the dollar have been silenced.

Not that we should create glory out of a very bad global situation , (*but we are really living large now , aren't we , gang ? )

Dec 02 18:12

How to resign from the club

Breaking up the euro area
How to resign from the club
The barriers to leaving are high but could still be crawled over by a country determined to leave

The idea of breaking up the currency zone raises at least three questions. First, why would a country choose to leave? Second, how would a country manage the switch to a new currency? Third—and perhaps most important—would leavers be better off outside the euro than inside it?

The main reason why a country might choose to leave the euro is to regain the monetary independence it sacrificed on joining and to set monetary policy to suit its own economic conditions.

Dec 02 16:14

Nigeria to charge Dick Cheney in $180 million bribery case, issue Interpol arrest warrant

The energy services company Dick Cheney ran prior to becoming Vice President of the United States was atop the tongue of liberals each time it was awarded a contract in Iraq.

Now the company's name, Halliburton, is being spoken somewhere else: Nigeria.

According to a story filed late Wednesday, Cheney will be indicted in a Nigerian bribery case as part of an investigation into an alleged $180 million bribery scandal.

Dec 02 15:48

Sheila Bair: DEBT PARTY USA

This one sorta speaks for itself.

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Dec 02 15:44

Grayson - Has Anyone Seen Our $1,000,000,000,000?

You probably shouldn't skip this story.

VIDEO - Alan Grayson DESTROYS Federal Reserve Vice-Chair Donald Kohn

"Where is the $1 Trillion, Mr. Kohn?"

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Dec 02 15:37

Vatican Scientists Urge Support For Engineered Crops

Scientists have both the right and a moral duty to be “stewards of God” by genetically modifying crops to help the world’s poor, scientific advisers to the Vatican said this week.

In a statement condemning opposition to GM crops in rich countries as unjustified, a group of scientists including leading members of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences is demanding a relaxation of “excessive, unscientific regulations” for approving GM crops, saying that these prevent development of crops for the “public good”.

Dec 02 15:18

Canada - What Really Happened Wiki

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Dec 02 15:03

MUST SEE - Chris Whalen With Dylan Ratigan: "The Fed Let The Real Economy Go To Hell"

STOP...WATCH THIS ONE

For those who don't know, Chris Whalen is the best, most honest, most intelligent banking analyst in the U.S. He used to work for Treasury and he absolutely HATES Tim Geithner (more on that story another time). It's an anti-Fed tour de force.

"Goldman Sachs would have gone bankrupt without the bailout. No question. The Fed took care of the speculators and let the real economy go to hell."

BRILLIANT CLIP - BERNANKE GETS ANNIHILATED

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Dec 02 14:27

Controversial Drug Given to All Guantanamo Detainees Akin to “Pharmacologic Waterboarding”

The Defense Department forced all “war on terror” detainees at the Guantanamo Bay prison to take a high dosage of a controversial antimalarial drug, mefloquine, an act that an Army public health physician called “pharmacologic waterboarding.”

The US military administered the drug despite Pentagon knowledge that mefloquine caused severe neuropsychiatric side effects, including suicidal thoughts, hallucinations and anxiety. The drug was used on the prisoners whether they had malaria or not.

The revelation, which has not been previously reported, was buried in documents publicly released by the Defense Department (DoD) two years ago as part of the government’s investigation into the June 2006 deaths of three Guantanamo detainees.

Dec 02 12:42

California Approves Pesticide with KNOWN links to Cancer, Eugenics Operation Continues

Officials in California have approved a toxic pesticide to be used in fruit and vegetable farms throughout the state. Officials have made California the 47th state to approve a known toxin to be sprayed on our fruits and vegetables.

The pesticide, methyl iodide, will be used as a replacement for methyl bromide which has destroyed the Earth’s ozone layer.

That’s right, strawberries from California will be laced with a pesticide that causes cancer. Why is a pesticide that is on the list of known cancer causing chemicals being approved for use on our food supply?

Dec 02 12:36

Fed wants to strip a key protection for homeowners

Americans continue to lose their homes in record numbers, the Federal Reserve is considering making it much harder for homeowners to stop foreclosures and escape predatory home loans with onerous terms.

The Fed's proposal to amend a 42-year-old provision of the federal Truth in Lending Act has angered labor, civil rights and consumer advocacy groups along with a slew of foreclosure defense attorneys.

Since 1968, the Truth in Lending Act has given homeowners the right to cancel, or rescind illegal loans for up to three years after the transaction was completed if the buyer wasn't provided with proper disclosures at the time of closing.

Attorneys at AARP have used the rescission clause for decades to protect older homeowners stuck in predatory loans with costly terms. The provision is also helping struggling homeowners to fight a wave of foreclosure cases in which faulty and sometimes-fraudulent disclosures were used.

The violations must be of a material nature to invalidate a loan under the extended-rescission clause. To do so, homeowners — usually those facing financial problems or foreclosure — hire an attorney to scour their mortgage documents for possible violations regarding the actual cost of the loan or payment terms.

Dec 02 11:42

Raw Story: TSA Frisks Groom Children to Cooperate With Sex Predators, Abuse Expert Says

An expert in the fight against child sexual abuse is raising the alarm about a technique the TSA is reportedly using to get children to co-operate with airport pat-downs: calling it a “game”.

Ken Wooden, founder of Child Lures Prevention, says the TSA’s recommendation that children be told the pat-down is a “game” is potentially putting children in danger.

THE TSA ARE GETTING OUR CHILDREN READY FOR SEXUAL ABUSE!

Dec 02 11:40

NASA: Are Aliens Among Us? ‘Sort Of’

Alien life has been among us all along, according to new biological findings announced by NASA Thursday.

Research conducted by biochemist Dr. Felisa Wolfe-Simon from the U.S. Geological Survey has turned the quest for alien life on its ear, suggesting that phosphorous — which is found in every living thing — is not necessarily the only sign of life. Wolfe-Simon will explain the findings at a hotly anticipated NASA press conference today at 2 p.m.

After a two-year study at California’s Mono Lake, near Yosemite National Park, Wolfe-Simon found that a bug will grow in the presence of the toxic chemical arsenic when only slight traces of phosphorous are present. I

Dec 02 11:38

Orphanage Used As Big Pharma Testing Ground For HIV Aids Medicine

This article deals with pharmaceutical abuse in a children’s home in NYC. This piece was investigated and written in summer through winter of 2003 and published in January 2004, with occasional updates. The story broke wide in early 2004, with coverage in the New York Post and the New York Press. It served as the basis of investigation for the BBC film “Guinea Pig Kids,” and has prompted further investigation by the Associated Press – as well as a pointed attack by the New York Times. The investigation is ongoing.

Introduction:

Dec 02 11:14

The Shrink Wrapped and Processed Formica Life.

For some years, maybe around five of them, I’ve been expecting war on Iran; a major or series of major false flag events, assassinations, world upheaval, earthquakes, super storms, tidal waves and any and all of the collection of possibilities that are bandied about in the alternative press. If these things were supposed to happen, something is holding them back. There is a degree of uproar going on around the world and all of that is connected to the psychopathic behavior of bankers and we are hoping they get their just reward sooner rather than later.

Dec 02 09:14

Nigeria to charge Dick Cheney in $180 million bribery case, issue Interpol arrest warrant

The company that Vice President Dick Cheney ran prior to becoming Vice President of the United States was atop the tongue of every liberal each time his company was awarded a contract in Iraq.

Now the company's name is being spoken somewhere else: Nigeria.

Dec 02 08:46

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has close links to the Economist, controlled by the Rothschild banking family

Is a false flag bank run hyped by the banker’s media and carried out by a Rothschild operative being planned to rob millions and to implement emergency laws?

Julian Assange, the Wikileaks founder who plans to leak bank documents that will take down "one or two“ major banks according to Forbes, has won an award from the Economist, a magazine belonging to the Economist group, half of which is owned by the Financial times, a subsidiary of Pearson PLC. A group of independent shareholders, including many members of the staff and the Rothschild banking family of England.

Dec 02 08:21

Less Money Brings More Problems

How can the U.S. economy hope to “recover” if Americans have less money to spend? Tens of millions of Americans are going into 2011 scared to death about losing their jobs. Most of them know if they do lose their job that they have a very slim chance of finding another one...

Dec 02 08:04

Goldman Sachs Regularly Borrowed From 2 Different FED Emergency Loan Programs, Topping $24 Billion, Yet It Was NEVER Disclosed In Quarterly SEC Filings

“None of them would have survived,” without government help, Geithner said.

Stealth Bailout Totals For Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley & JP Morgan...

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Dec 02 07:10

'Bernanke Was Liquefying The World'

AWESOME CLIP - CNBC'S STEVE LIESMAN & DAVID FABER - RUNS 2 MINUTES

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Dec 02 07:05

Fed's Emergency Borrowers Included Foreign Banks, Goldman Sachs, GE, McDonalds, PIMCO & Michael Dell

That's just a PARTIAL list - There are hundreds more recipients.

And by the way, Bernie Sanders is now on the Bernanke war path. Big Time.

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Dec 02 07:00

THE FRAUDULENT RESERVE: Ron Paul Says Bernanke 'Is Out of Control' & The FED Must Be Stopped

VIDEO - An ANGRY Ron Paul on the Bernanke Bailout

AIRED YESTERDAY - EXCELLENT CLIP -

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Dec 02 06:42

Recommended Retreat Areas

Dec 02 06:33

Food Storage For Cavemen and Women

Pass the Wooly Mammoth please!

Dec 02 06:27

A Real Emergency Fund

Dec 02 06:20

Tighter food supplies, high prices to persist

Svetlana Kovalyova
Reuters

World food prices are set to remain high in 2011/12 with supplies tightening and demand running strong, the United Nations' food agency economist told Reuters on Wednesday after a new jump in prices.

"The chances of prices to remain high and extremely volatile well into 2011/12 are stronger than ever," FAO's economist Abdolreza Abbassian told Reuters in a telephone interview . . .

Dec 02 04:24

The naked emperor

The leaked cables prove that Europe - never impervious to self-ridicule - was already being marginalized during the Bush era, and more so now with Obama concentrating on Asia-Pacific. As for the bulk of what has been leaked so far, especially on Iran and the movers and shakers in the Persian Gulf, it is barely disguised US/Israeli propaganda.

Not accidentally, many a global headline is beating the same drum along the lines of "Israel greets WikiLeaks cables as vindication of its Iran policy". An overall assessment of the leaked cables reveals that as much as Israel and the powerful US Israel lobby worked overtime to bring about the invasion and destruction of Iraq, it is doubling the bet to do exactly the same regarding Iran. Attention should be paid to a cable warning that "elegant and seductive" Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu "never keeps his promises". As in: no halt to settlements in the West Bank, and let's bomb, bomb Iran.

Dec 02 03:04

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has close links to the Economist, controlled by the Rothschild banking family

If Assange were a real activist, he would not be getting any coverage from the mainstream media, let alone so headlines every day in every well known corporate media outlet. The alleged hide and seek between Assange and the US government as well as Interpol is played out on the theatrical stage of the world’s media when it is well known the US government and Interpol can arrest anyone they want virtually any time they want given their immense resources.

Dec 02 02:52

Exclusive: TSA frisks groom children to cooperate with sex predators, abuse expert says

An expert in the fight against child sexual abuse is raising the alarm about a technique the TSA is reportedly using to get children to co-operate with airport pat-downs: calling it a "game".

Ken Wooden, founder of Child Lures Prevention, says the TSA's recommendation that children be told the pat-down is a "game" is potentially putting children in danger.

Telling a child that they are engaging in a game is "one of the most common ways" that sexual predators use to convince children to engage in inappropriate contact, Wooden told Raw Story.

Children "don't have the sophistication" to distinguish between a pat-down carried out by an airport security officer and an assault by a sexual predator, he said.

Dec 02 02:43

S 510 Food Safety bill now dead in the water due to blue slip mistake

(NaturalNews) It is now being revealed that US Senators slipped up in a big way when passing the Food Safety Modernization Act on Tuesday: They added what are effectively "new taxes" into the bill, and according to the U.S. Constitution, only the House of Representatives can initiate legislation requiring new taxes.

Thus, the House is now obliged to give this food safety legislation the so-called "blue slip," meaning that it rejects the law and sends it back to the Senate for yet another vote. This would take time and effort, of course, and the Democrats have very little of either remaining in their lame duck session.

Dec 02 02:09

World Aids Day Flashback: Orphanage Used As Big Pharma Testing Ground For HIV Aids Medicine

In New York’s Washington Heights is a 4-story brick building called Incarnation Children’s Center (ICC). This former convent houses a revolving stable of children who’ve been removed from their own homes by the Agency for Child Services. These children are black, Hispanic and poor. Many of their mothers had a history of drug abuse and have died. Once taken into ICC, the children become subjects of drug trials sponsored by NIAID (National Institute of Allergies and Infectious Disease, a division of the NIH), NICHD (the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development) in conjunction with some of the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies – GlaxoSmithKline, Pfizer, Genentech, Chiron/Biocine and others.

Dec 02 00:55

Czars and Broken Down American Empire Deceptions

Nov-17-2010
Czars and Broken Down American Empire Deceptions
Tommy Tucci for Salem-News.com
"Nation of Laws Revoked
The U.S. a totalitarian autocratic state that cannot be disputed as we take a look at two unaccountable criminal [10] Czars.
TSA Janet Napiltano and collusion with Homeland Security Czar and exclusive rep for Rapiscan 'Cancer Scanning' airport machines Michael Chertoff. Two Czars out of the total 35 operating above the U.S. Constitution, and Articles Bill of Rights to the detriment and against the will of all U.S. citizens. State of New Jersey files lawsuit against TSA [11] [15]

Dec 02 00:32

The ICC Investigation – Interview with Dr. Katherine Painter - Child Test Subjects!

In May 2003, I began my investigation of the Incarnation Children’s Center (ICC), an orphanage in New York City’s Washington Heights that was being used by government (N.I.H.) and pharmaceutical companies as a test center for the standard AIDS drugs – AZT and its analogs, Nevirapine, and the various protease inhibitors. ICC received funding from both government and corporate sponsors to enroll its wards, primarily abandoned children of drug (crack cocaine and heroin) abusers, in NIH clinical trials(1). What follows in this series are five excerpts of my October, 2003 interview with ICC’s medical director Dr. Katherine Painter. In the interview, Dr. Painter provides information about:

1. Who gets into ICC and why.

Dec 01 23:16

THE UNITED STATES HAS LONG SUPPORTED BRUTAL REGIMES AROUND THE WORLD: PROF. ROBERT JENSEN

There is nothing unusual about the U.S. government backing nations that engage in crimes and abuses of power; the United States has long supported corrupt and brutal regimes around the world. U.S. policymakers don’t make decisions based on humanitarian grounds. They want to extend and deepen, or at least maintain U.S. power, and those policymakers believe Israel is useful in that regard......Prof. Robert Jensen

Dec 01 22:49

Wikileaks Leaks Toxic Acid in Every Direction, Except to Israel

Let us ponder for a second about the meaning of ‘leaking’. When something is leaking, it is usually understood that some fluid substance that is supposed to be flowing in a certain direction, is escaping from its designed route because of a defect in the structure that was built to guide it. Usually, if you have a leaking pipe in your water system, your main problem is that you are unable to control the flow of it, and water goes into directions where you don’t want it to be going.

Dec 01 22:47

THE FOLLY OF THE ISRAELI AND ARAB APPROACH TO IRAN AND IS WIKILEAKS BEING MANIPULATED BY AN INTELLIGENCE SERVICE?

Alan Hart: - Is Wikileaks being manipulated by an intelligence service? Which party benefited most from the first two days of Wikileaks revelations? The obvious answer is the Zionist state of Israel.

Dec 01 22:28

U.S IS RESPONSIBLE FOR EGYPT ‘S ELECTION JOKE

Khalid Amayreh: The American-funded and American-backed tyranny in Egypt is very much reminiscent to US backing of the Shah’s regime in Iran prior to the Islamic revolution in 1978.

Dec 01 22:03

Federal Reserve Gave 9 Trillion Worth of Emergency Loans to Major Banks At Near Zero Interest Rates

Today, the private Federal Reserve was forced to reveal that they loaned upwards of 9 trillion dollars to major financial institutions in emergency overnight loans. These loans were done in complete secret, used to “save” the economy, which had slip into a deep staged economic depression.

Most of the money has been paid back, yet the interest rates that these major institutions received were near ZERO. That’s right, The Federal Reserve bailed out their partners on Wall Street at near zero interests rates while everyday American citizens have been continually blasted by high interests rates around every corner.

Dec 01 21:12

Putin’s Chekhovian Sang-froid on WikiLeaks

In a brief video clip from the interview posted online by CNN, Mr. Putin also invoked the conspiracy theorists, like Iran's Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, who have suggested that the leaks might have been part of an American plot, before adding that the release of the cables was "not a catastrophe." He said:

Some experts believe that someone is deceiving WikiLeaks - their reputation is being undermined, to use them for their political purposes.... If it is not so, then it tells us that it is necessary for the diplomatic services to be more attentive to their cables. Such leaks occurred before, in previous times, so this is no catastrophe, I don't see this as being a catastrophe.

Dec 01 21:07

Wikileaks chief: What will he do next?

Despite accusations that Julian Assange is on the run, The Independent has learnt that Scotland Yard has been in contact with his legal team for more than a month but is waiting for further instruction before arresting him.

Dec 01 18:44

Sanity restored: Philadelphia puts ‘Christmas’ back in the village

Sanity restored: Philadelphia puts ‘Christmas’ back in the village
By Daniel Rubin
INQUIRER COLUMNIST
I'd like to thank Mayor Nutter for saving Christmas.
Wednesday afternoon he announced that the city had over-reacted in changing the name of the traditional German Christmas Village on Dilworth Plaza to simply "Holiday Village."
"Christmas Village" it will be once again.
And here I had been ready to bury the decision.
Why not? Pulling the word "Christmas" off the sign over the village gate seemed ridiculous Tuesday afternoon when I walked around that dollop of Deutchland outside City Hall, sampling the hot nuts and sizzling bratwursts, and oggling the tiny elves and fat Santas.

Dec 01 17:28

MUST READ: SECRET US PLANS FOR DOMESTIC MILITARY CRACKDOWN LEFT UNGUARDED, FOUND BY INDYMEDIA

This scoop on the Military Industrial Complex is about as good -- and terrifying -- as it gets.

KNOWLEDGE IS POWER.

Dec 01 16:58

TSA turns off naked body scanners to avoid opt-out day protests

Anticipating a nationwide grassroots surge of protests against naked body scanners and aggressive pat-downs, the TSA simply turned off its naked body scanners on Wednesday and let air travelers walk right through security checkpoints without being X-rayed or molested.

All across the country, air travelers are reporting that the TSA simply deactivated the naked body scanners and let people go right through without a scan. "Backscatter scanners are off. No scan. No patdown." reported a traveler from the Seattle airport. "Backscatter machines aren't being used at LAX," reported another traveler. "They're all roped off."

As soon as the TV cameras leave, however, they can turn those machines right back on and start molesting people once again. This is classic behavior of police state tyrants: They present a calm, professional image to the media, but once the cameras leave, all of a sudden their hands are back down in your pants.

Dec 01 16:31

Why Didn't We Know That The Bart Cop Who First Apprehended Oscar Grant May Have Been... Mehserle's Girlfriend?

As I understand it, either she called for backup or was deemed to be in need of it not once but twice - the second cop to report for duty was Mehserle. Also as I understand it, the taser that she was waving in Grant face actually belonged to Mehserle. And last but not least, as I understand it, the Bart Police and the Media do NOT want news of this relationship widely known.

Isn't that interesting?

includes snapshot of Facebook page where this info was posted.

Dec 01 16:24

Top ten lies about Senate Bill 510, by Mike Adams, the Health Ranger

(NaturalNews) The Food Safety Modernization Act looks like it's headed to become law. It's being hailed as a "breakthrough" achievement in food safety, and it would hand vast new powers and funding to the FDA so that it can clean up the food supply and protect all Americans from food-borne pathogens.

Here are the ten biggest lies that have been promoted about S.510 by the U.S. Congress, the food industry giants and the mainstream media:

Lie #1 - Most deaths from food poisoning are caused by fresh produce

Lie #2 - Under S.510, the FDA would only recall products it knows to be contaminated

Lie #3 - They didn't tell you that nearly 70% of grocery store chickens are contaminated with salmonella every day

Lie #4 - S.510 will exclude and protect small farmers

Lie #5 - The FDA needs more power to enforce food safety

Lie #6 - Fresh produce is contaminated because of a lack of paperwork

Lie #7 - The American people are dying in droves from unsafe fresh food

Lie #8 - The FDA just wants to make food "safer"

Lie #9 - Food smuggling is a huge problem in America

Lie #10 - S.510 will make America's food supply the safest in the world

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The singular role of any government is to secure the rights of the people, any law that does not hold this basic tenant is unconstitutional. -- kdtroxel

Dec 01 16:24

By air or by land, the going is slow . (Copenhagen)

Monday, 29 November 2010 10:42

Wind and snow snarl, delay and make life generally miserable for commuters

Copenhagen Airport came to a standstill this morning as strong gusts of winds forced the cancellation of all outbound flights and prevented incoming flights from landing.

Service resumed around 8am, but delays were expected to continue throughout the morning and the airport advised passengers to keep up-to-date on their website

The snow and wind has also affected traffic on land. After working all weekend to clear the roads of the 40 centimetres of snow that fell on Friday and Saturday, crews were again at work this morning ploughing and salting after last night’s snowfall.

Dec 01 16:00

Fed Names Recipients of $3.3 Trillion in Crisis Aid

The Federal Reserve, under orders from Congress, today named the counterparties of about 21,000 transactions from $3.3 trillion in aid provided to stem the worst financial panic since the Great Depression.

Bank of America Corp. and Wells Fargo & Co. were among the biggest borrowers from one program, the Term Auction Facility, with as much as $45 billion apiece. Some aid went to U.S. units of foreign institutions, including Switzerland’s UBS AG, France’s Societe Generale and Germany’s Dresdner Bank AG. The Fed posted the data on its website to comply with a provision in July’s Dodd-Frank law overhauling financial regulation.

The information, which also includes the amounts of transactions and interest rates charged, spans six loan programs as well as currency swaps with other central banks, purchases of mortgage-backed securities and the rescues of Bear Stearns Cos. and American International Group Inc.

Dec 01 15:03

Warren Buffett's $600 Million INTEREST-FREE Loan From Taxpayers & Many Other Ways The Government HOSES You To HELP The Insanely Rich!

"Goldman Sachs got its bad bets paid off at 100 cents on the dollar. I’ve never seen the government do that for me."

VIDEO - RUNS 2 MINUTES

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Dec 01 14:47

More money to prevent train delays (Sweden snow removal)

In an attempt to prevent a repeat of last year’s problems on Swedish railroads, which caused hundreds of delays and cancellations, the government on Wednesday decided to redirect funds from other areas in the budget to help pay for maintenance and clearing snow off the tracks.

About 72 million dollars will be allocated to the Swedish Transport Administration next year which is a welcome addition to the agency’s budget according to director general Gunnar Malm. The cold has already caused problems and delays.

“It is for example meant for checking the rail switches, some signals and to make sure all the cables are in good condition. It is mostly security issues that affect punctuality,” Malm told Swedish Radio News.

Dec 01 14:47

The FDA vs Raw Milk and the Constitution

Raw milk battle reveals FDA abandonment of basic human right to choose your food

Dec 01 14:45

Too much snow, not enough cash (Sweden)

Sweden's local councils are running out of money for clearing the snow and ice from their roads, according to Swedish Radio News.

The harsh winter earlier in the year, and the current early onslaught of winter, has meant that costs have exceeded predictions, and that they will now have to cut back on other expenditure, says P-O Högstedt from Vetlanda local council in the south of the country.

"The money's run out, but we have to keep clearing the streets, we have to carry on", says his colleague, Stig-Åke Almkvist, from Mellerud council.

Dec 01 14:44

People advised to stay indoors in Southern Sweden

People living in the southern province of Skåne are advised to stay at home this evening and during the night as the province can expect large amounts of snow, strong winds and low temperatures.

The Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute have issued a class-1 warning and the Transport Administration is also advising people not to drive unless it is necessary.

Dec 01 13:57

Stripper Goes Through Oklahoma City Airport Security in Bra, Panties, and Wheelchair

This is absolutely amazing! If we could get hundreds or thousands of Americans to do something similar we could really fight the TSA Tyranny.

A mostly naked woman with a poodle wheelchairs through the Oklahoma City Airport security line Nov. 30, 2010?

The TSA is an illegal operation!

Dec 01 13:00

Government by dicts: my comprehensive resources to prove US fascism and rigged-casino economics

If you'd like the facts of American war and economics policies explained, documented, and proven beyond doubt, I offer two options. My article, "Open proposal to US higher education," is my professional and academic voice. Here is my passionate citizen advocacy voice:

Fellow Americans: literally for the love of God, it’s time.
It’s time to recognize the overwhelming evidence of unlawful and lie-based US Wars of Aggression, rigged-casino economics, and a complicit corporate media that echoes propaganda for our lying sacks of spin “leaders” who operate above and in contempt of US law.

It’s time to recognize “leadership” of both parties are the Left and Right arms of one oligarchic political body. The proper academic label for this government, not even close to a constitutional repubulic, is fascism.

The US government is run by dicts, as in dictatorship; doing whatever they dictate and unlimited by rule of law.

Note: Article is full of supporting links.

Dec 01 12:52

Is Wikileaks being manipulated by an intelligence service?

Alan Hart considers the possibility that the whistleblower website Wikileaks is being manipulated by intelligence services to achieve specific objectives, namely to maximize perceptions that Iran is a serious threat in the Middle East and to discredit Muslim leaders who do not share the Israeli-Persian-Gulf-Arab-rulers' enthusiasm for aggression against Iran.

Dec 01 12:38

TSA Special - Airport Security Cartoon Slideshow

STOP - CHECK THESE OUT

25 GREAT TSA CARTOONS

One is from 1938, a few from the 1970s, and the rest are post 9/11.

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Dec 01 12:04

ZBIGNIEW BRZEZINSKI : WHO IS REALLY LEAKING TO WIKILEAKS?

Judy Woodruff speaks to former national security advisers Zbigniew Brzezinski and Stephen Hadley about the impact of the release of confidential diplomatic documents by WikiLeaks.

Zbigniew Brzezinski doesn’t think all the leaked information coming out of Wikileaks is a result of Army PFC Bradley Manning, as a matter of fact he suspects a foreign intelligence service may be providing the more embarrassing leaks.

Dec 01 11:58

US Ready to Back Bigger EU Stability Fund: Official

Editor's Note: Sure, the U.S. can afford to bailout the EU...

Reuters

The United States would be ready to support the extension of the European Financial Stability Facility via an extra commitment of money from the International Monetary Fund, a U.S. official told Reuters on Wednesday . . .

Dec 01 11:50

REALITY REPORT #72 - Stripping the TSA

Will the TSA soon be at every bus terminal and train depot in America? In this edition of the Reality Report Gary Franchi discloses the purpose of the TSA Viper Teams and what non-invasive methods the Russians and Iraqis use to hunt for explosives. A new initiative is launched to abolish the TSA and Gary gives you the steps to take action. Nina breaks down the top stories including the Christmas Tree Bomber, what the media didn't tell you about "Opt Out Day" and new information in the latest Wikileaks release and what you need to know about the world silver market. We are Change Chicago is featured from their latest street action, Beverly Eakman, co-founder of the National Education Consortium talks with Gary about how the financial crash can grow the police state, and Jesse Ventura returns to weigh in on the 9/11 Attacks. The mailbag is sifted and an new Enemy of the State joins the ranks.Please help raise awareness for The Reality Report and share this show.

Dec 01 11:48

THE MADNESS OF A LOST SOCIETY

Dec 01 11:28

Sen. Michael Bennet, D-Colo., was caught blowing off some steam in the Senate chamber this morning.

Sitting in the presiding officer’s chair, in front of a microphone he apparently didn’t realize was live, Bennet complained to a female colleauge (who was off-camera) while other senators voted that the Senate’s process was “rigged.” He also complained that there had been no advance discussion of the Democrats’ lameduck agenda before the session began.

“There’s nothing about — because it’s all rigged,” Bennet said. “I mean, the whole conversation is rigged. The fact that we don’t get to a discussion before the break about what we’re going to do in the lame duck — is just rigged. This stuff’s rigged.”

As Bennet made his comments, which you can hear in this video, two aides at one of the lower tables stood up to alert him that the microphone was live. Bennet, who is sitting partly off-camera on the right, suddenly noticed that the microphone was live. His female colleague laughed as Bennet reached across the dais to turn it off.

Dec 01 11:21

Industry bought Congressional votes to pass S. 510 food safety bill

Despite an incredible outpouring of public opposition to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) "Food Safety Modernization Act", or S. 510, the Senate voted 73 to 25 to pass the bill anyway. And data presented by Maplight.org, a nonprofit, nonpartisan research organization, shows that big industry groups and large food producers spent millions of dollars buying off Congressmen to garner support for it.

According to the site, Senators that ended up supporting the bill received nearly $10 million in political contributions from interest groups that also supported the bill. This amount was more than four times as much as groups opposed to the bill spent on overall contributions.

Why Your Senators Did Vote For S.510

“If people let the government decide what foods they eat and what medicines they take, their bodies will soon be in as sorry a state as the souls who live under tyranny.” – Thomas Jefferson (1778)

Dec 01 11:11

A Message To The Wall Street Captured, Bailout Loving, Military Industrial Political Class - Take Your Austerity And Shove It Up Your Ass!

STOP - READ THIS ONE - MY BEST RANT EVER

Open Letter To Alan Simpson & Erskine Bowles Chairmen Of The U.S. Deficit Commission

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Dec 01 10:43

Too Big To Fail Or Jail - The Austin Lounge Lizards

SONG - The Austin Lounge Lizards with a satirical ode to bank bailouts...

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Dec 01 10:39

VIDEO - Which Is Larger: Erin Burnett's Ego In 4-Inch Heels OR The United States Federal Budget?

I can't give away the answer. You'll have to see for yourself.

CNBC VIDEO From Yesterday - Sexy Erin Burnett Stands Next to the Federal Budget and in front of the National Debt Clock

RUNS 1 MINUTE - THE BUDGET IS HUGE

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Dec 01 10:07

ISRAEL ACCUSED OVER ‘CRUEL’ GAZA BLOCKADE

The so-called ‘easing’ of the Gaza blockade does not change the fact that there’s still a cruel and illegal blockade collectively punishing the entire civilian population,” said Amnesty director Kate Allen. “The only real easing has been the easing of pressure on the Israeli authorities to end this cruel and illegal practice.”

Dec 01 09:55

MAIDHC Ó CATHAIL: THE CHILCOT INQUIRY: BRITAIN’S 9/11 COMMISSION [VIDEO]

All too often, official inquiries are conducted by the very people who should themselves be under investigation. In this respect, Britain’s Chilcot Inquiry on the Iraq war bears a distressing similarity to the 9/11.

Dec 01 09:51

DHS Whistleblower: They're Training Local Police to Suspend Rights

Sons of Liberty Riders

What happens during a national emergency? People know that the President of the United States would be the one to declare the emergency, but under what criteria? What about our Constitutional Rights during the emergency?

Dec 01 09:22

Wikileaks leaks toxic acid in every direction, except to Israel

Does it not strike you as interesting or remarkable, that many of the revelations about Middle East affairs are of direct benefit to Israel? If it hasn’t, read them again, and give it some thought.

Dec 01 09:10

WIKILEAKS – MORE ISRAELI GAME THEORY WARFARE?

When waging intelligence wars, timing is often the critical factor for game-theory war planners. The outcome of the WikiLeaks release suggests a psy-ops directed at the U.S.

By Jeff Gates

Dec 01 09:04

THE FOLLY OF THE ISRAELI AND ARAB APPROACH TO IRAN - Is Wikileaks being manipulated by an intelligence service?

Is Wikileaks being manipulated by an intelligence service?

By Alan Hart

The Wikileaks revelation that some Persian Gulf Arab leaders wanted (and still want?) America to attack Iran is confirmation of what some of us thought we knew – that Arab leaders are not merely impotent but as dangerously deluded as their Israeli counterparts.

Dec 01 09:01

Henry Hudson - The Judge Who Could Kill Obamacare

The Judge, Henry E. Hudson, of Federal District Court in Richmond Virginia, is set to rule on the Obamacare individual mandate, and his decision could strike the entire law.

He is the same judge who sentenced Michael Vick to 23 months in Federal prison for dog fighting.

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Dec 01 08:55

Sheila Bair: Next Debt Crisis May Start In Washington

VIDEO - Harvard's Kennedy School - RUNS 3 MINUTES

Sheila speaks on public perception of the health of banks...

Includes Bair's Op-Ed from the Washington Post on a U.S. Sovereign Debt Crisis

DON'T MISS THE PHOTO OF LARRY SUMMERS ASLEEP NEXT TO BAIR & OBAMA DURING A MEETING

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Dec 01 08:17

Obama Debt Commission Delays Final Vote: "The Era Of Deficit Denial In Washington Is Over" (VIDEO)

VIDEO - Alan Simpson & Erskine Bowles Face The Media on Tuesday

RUNS 2 MINUTES...

Where are the cuts to Defense, Wall Street, Israel, and Corporate Welfare...

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Dec 01 08:12

How The FDIC Shuts Down Failed Banks

OFFICIAL VIDEO - FDIC Resolution Process - RUNS 3 MINUTES

By the time the weekend team arrives for a shut-down, losses are massive.

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Dec 01 08:07

PIMCO's El-Erian: "European Debt Crisis Will Be Slow Motion Wreck" - Default! Say The People Of Ireland

LINK - A SUBSTANTIAL majority of the Irish people wants the State to default on debts to bondholders in the country's stricken banks, according to a Sunday Independent/Quantum Research poll.

VIDEO - El-Erian on Squawk Box with Joe Kernen - Aired yesterday

EXCELLENT CHART - European Government Deficits As % OF GDP

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Dec 01 07:49

2 million lose jobless benefits as holidays arrive

Tom Breen
Associated Press

Extended unemployment benefits for nearly 2 million Americans begin to run out Wednesday, cutting off a steady stream of income and guaranteeing a dismal holiday season for people already struggling with bills they cannot pay . . .

Dec 01 07:34

Social Security cuts are part of deficit plan

Andrew Taylor
Associated Press

WASHINGTON – Divisions remain within President Barack Obama's deficit commission on politically explosive budget cuts and slashes in Social Security benefits, even as the panel's co-chairmen go public with a revised plan to tame the runaway national debt.

The new plan by co-chairmen Erskine Bowles and Alan Simpson, to be unveiled Wednesday, faces an uphill slog. Resistance is certain, not only because of the idea of raising the Social Security retirement age, but also because of proposed cuts to Medicare, curtailment of tax breaks and a doubling of the federal tax on a gallon of gasoline.

Dec 01 07:32

Low Dose Arsenic for a Cyanide Society

To prove this point, just watch any news broadcast from an international newscast source. The difference from NBC, CBS or ABC is stark. Now read a newspaper from overseas and compare the editorial selection from the New York Times, Washington Post or USA Today. The lack of professional journalistic standards is obvious in the fish wrapper version from establishment publications. The theme in both broadcast and print media is the same. View the world with blinders, from a superficial microcosm.

Dec 01 07:07

Why the Tester Amendment Does NOT Help Small Food Producers Under S.510

The Tester "Small Farm" Exemption to S.510 Exposed as a Scam: Part 1

Eric Blair
Activist Post

Some of our readers and others have requested that we reference specific sections of the Tester Amendment to food safety bill S. 510 to outline why this does not help or exempt small food producers.

The amendment has been sold to the critical public as "exempting" small farms and food producers from the entirety of the heavy-handed regulations of the Food Safety Modernization Act. Yet, nothing could be farther from the truth . . .

Dec 01 06:41

Hillary Clinton to face slighted world leaders

The US Secretary of State arrived in Astana, Kazakhstan’s capital, on Tuesday afternoon for a summit of the Organisation of Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE).

The summit, the first the organisation has held for eleven years, was lobbied for tirelessly for Kazakhstan’s leader, Nursultan Nazarbayev, who has ruled since independence in 1991.

But it may be a somewhat tarnished triumph, given the Wikileaks revelations, which on Tuesday included frank US assessments of “endemic corruption” within his government.

Dec 01 06:28

How to Save Taxpayer Money: Bring in The Dogs, Not Naked Body Scanners

Brasscheck TV

This video exposes the blood-boiling waste and corruption that the new airport body-scanning machines represent. So far, at least $160 million in US Taxpayer money has been spent, with potentially billions more to be paid on these systems in the next few years.

Trained bomb sniffing dogs, in combination with the metal detectors *already being used* in airports would produce FAR more accurate readings of REAL threats to airline passengers, without the Gestapo-like humiliation, the illegal invasion of privacy and the toxic exposure to radiation from these devices . . .

Dec 01 04:34

2 million lose jobless benefits as holidays loom

Extended unemployment benefits for nearly 2 million Americans begin to run out Wednesday, cutting off a steady stream of income and guaranteeing a dismal holiday season for people already struggling with bills they cannot pay.

Unless Congress changes its mind, benefits that had been extended up to 99 weeks will end this month.

Hours before beefed-up benefits were set to expire at midnight on Tuesday, Democrats sought to extend them for another year. But they were blocked by Republican Senator Scott Brown, who said Democrats should have taken time to work out a compromise...

Dec 01 02:11

WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange Tells TIME: Hillary Clinton 'Should Resign'

Hillary Clinton, Julian Assange said, "should resign." Speaking over Skype from an undisclosed location on Tuesday, the WikiLeaks founder was replying to a question by TIME managing editor Richard Stengel over the diplomatic-cable dump that Assange's organization loosed on the world this past weekend. Stengel had said the U.S. Secretary of State was looking like "the fall guy" in the ensuing controversy, and had asked whether her firing or resignation was an outcome that Assange wanted. "I don't think it would make much of a difference either way," Assange said. "But she should resign if it can be shown that she was responsible for ordering U.S. diplomatic figures to engage in espionage in the United Nations, in violation of the international covenants to which the U.S. has signed up.

Dec 01 02:05

TSA Agent Claims Videotaping Against The Law

The TSA has now been caught denying American citizens the right to videotape their encounters with airport security. It is very clear that TSA believes they are 100% above the law.

Apparently, the TSA goon was not even aware of his own rules. No where in TSA regulations does it say that TSA agents have the right to deny American citizens their right to film in a public setting.

See, the TSA needs to ban cameras in airports so that citizen journalists can no longer document their molestation at the hands of an agency that should have no legal authority to supersede the Constitution.

Dec 01 01:54

Top Ten Lies About Senate Bill 510

The Food Safety Modernization Act looks like it’s headed to become law. It’s being hailed as a “breakthrough” achievement in food safety, and it would hand vast new powers and funding to the FDA so that it can clean up the food supply and protect all Americans from food-borne pathogens.

There’s just one problem with all this: It’s all a big lie.

Here are the ten biggest lies that have been promoted about S.510 by the U.S. Congress, the food industry giants and the mainstream media:

Nov 30 21:04

Jon Stewart Interviews Ron Paul: "The FED Has A Little Thing Called A Counterfeit Machine" (Daily Show Video)

I know it's Jon Stewart and he has his issues, but this is an OUTSTANDING interview. Try arguing with any of this. Ron Paul in 2012...Quotes:

"And then, on top of that, they use this to finance these wars that I think are so ridiculous. You know, undeclared wars, endless wars, good wars, long wars, all kinds of wars with no end in sight. So I put a lot of blame on the FED because they monetize this debt. They literally take a bill and print the money."

DO NOT SKIP THIS ONE...TOP 5 RON PAUL INTERVIEW OF ALL TIME

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Nov 30 21:04

Keiser Report ?99: Markets! Finance! Scandal!

Max Keiser and co-host, Stacy Herbert, look at the scandals of silver shortages and quitting the dollar. In the second half of the show, Max Keiser talks to Paul Mladjenovic, author of Precious Metals for Dummies, about silver market manipulation.

Nov 30 20:58

THEY JUST WALKED AWAY - Mortgage Bankers Association 'Strategic Default' Exposed

COMEDY CLIP - From The Daily Show

The Mortgage Bankers Association strategically defaults, walks away from the commercial loan on their headquarters after shaming and ridiculing homeowners who do the same. The hypocrisy from John Courson, MBA's CEO, oozes from the camera as he lectures homeowners for choosing to walk away instead of pay.

GREAT BIT...VERY FUNNY & EXPOSES HYPOCRISY

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Nov 30 20:50

The United States Is Dying Of Debt

Christmas is a time when kids tell Santa what they want and adults pay for it. Deficits are when adults tell the government what they want - and their kids pay for it.

Nov 30 19:59

S.510 PASSES: THE SENATE EFFECTIVELY DECLARES ITSELF AN AGENT OF FOREIGN PRINCIPALS

As most of you know, S.510 the fake food safety bill which had nothing to do with food safety, passed the Senate this morning. This bill, which will go down in history as one of the greatest weaponless assaults on the States by the central government, is intended to knock the knees out from under what little is left of our economy.

Section 404 of the bill, forces the subjugation of the citizens of the States to unlawful trade agreements, international organization demands, and will reduce operating standards across the board for bio-piracy corporations in order to maximize their profits and to end as much competition in those markets as possible. These unlawful agreements and the mandates from such odious organizations as the World trade Organization, Codex Alimentarius committees, and other foreign principals have unlawfully usurped US laws and sovereignty, forfeiting our right to self determination and governance.

The bill, which expands a notoriously dysfunctional and incompetent agency, the FDA, is also intended to abrogate the rights of the citizens. The multiple constitutional violations in the bill went by unnoticed by members of the Senate; probably because the majority of them never even read the bill and had no idea what was in it. These violations of rights also seemed to by pass the mental faculties of several high profile front groups and individuals.

Nov 30 19:17

Is Assange a Soros and CIA asset?

Two days ago 70 websites were closed down by the department of Justice. No judge, no jury and no court hearing. Their argument? They allowed torrent downloads.

So if it is so easy to close down websites why is Wikileaks still up and running? The Pentagon has a whole department dedicated to being able to stop cyber "terrorism" and Julian Assange can run rings around them with his Robin Hood antics.

The alleged perpetrator Pt. Manning who "stole" the secret documents is in solitary confinement and not even his family is allowed to visit him. We don't know his story but with the political situation in the US being what it is he will probably be called an enemy combatant and will not be allowed to have a court hearing and he will disappear into the system never to be heard from again.

Nov 30 19:08

Helicopters Out In Force as Oakland Protests Another Murder by Trigger Happy Cops

Helicopters loudly circle overhead. Sounds like a lot of force being flexed. Finding out why is difficult, as there is almost no coverage in local media:

Police said Jones refused repeated orders to surrender and was reaching into his waistband... no weapon was found at the scene.
The rally, organized by the activist group By Any Means Necessary, will begin outside the Alameda County District Attorney's Office ... Protesters will then march to Oakland City Hall....In addition.... participants also will speak out against a bid by former BART police officer Johannes Mehserle to be granted bail while he appeals his involuntary manslaughter conviction for fatally shooting unarmed passenger Oscar Grant III at the Fruitvale station in Oakland on Jan. 1, 2009.

Nov 30 19:08

Canada Surrenders Sovereignty and Privacy to U.S. Secure Flight Program

Dana Gabriel
Be Your Own Leader

Canada is under pressure from U.S. officials to further comply with American security rules which, in some cases, threatens its sovereignty and the privacy of its citizens.

As a result of the war on terrorism, the U.S. government now has more power to restrict air travel and is not only dictating North American, but also international security measures . . .

Nov 30 18:11

Flashback: Iraq Reservists Face a 'Perfect Storm' of Post-Traumatic Stress

Iraq Reservists Face a 'Perfect Storm' of Post-Traumatic Stress
"Soldiers who have served in Iraq are killing themselves at higher rates than in any other war in which such data have been tracked."
March 15, 2007
"Nowhere is that more apparent than within National Guard and Army Reserve soldiers, who typically go from combat to cul-de-sac in 48 hours."
"More than any previous war, the Iraq war is likely to produce the highest number of soldiers suffering from PTSD. There is considerable psychological distress associated with going into a country under the auspices of liberating a people, only to have them rise up against you, and it lingers long after the war has ended."

Nov 30 17:16

Video - "Tim Geithner Is A Worthless Piece Of Maggot Shit"

I can't describe this clip except to say it's freaking AWESOME...

Geithner is destroyed in ways you have never imagined...

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Nov 30 16:59

CNN Aboard USS George Washington – Censored In America!

A CNN correspondent is currently aboard the USS George Washington but most people in America are UNABLE to view the live updates. Apparently, a US ship taking part in war games exercises in Korean waters is not important enough for the American people to view.

What is going on in Korea? This seems like a clear provocation by the US and South Korea. North Korea has declared the war games an act of war. Meanwhile even more carriers are headed to the Korean Peninsula.

Nov 30 15:36

Another FBI Sting

Nov 30 15:26

Wikileaks and the new global order: America's wake-up call

Jonathan Cook argues that the disclosure by Wikileaks of secret US diplomatic cables highlight "Washington’s own sense of the limits on its global role" but that "the world's finite resources and its laws of nature promise a much harsher lesson".

Nov 30 15:24

Wikileaks disclosures – a welcome "attack on the international community"

Gilad Atzmon argues that the disclosure by the whistleblower website Wikileaks of 250,000 secret US diplomatic cables is "a long overdue, necessary attack on an 'international community' of warmongers and war criminals”, one that has shown the US “in bed with the world’s darkest regimes".

Nov 30 13:42

USS George Washington

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Nov 30 13:18

List of U.S. Senators who voted for S 510 Food Safety Act (Monsanto Agents)

Every single Senator that voted for this bill is working for offshore interests such as Monsanto and the private banks. These senators are openly committing treason by handing over our food freedom to a government agency that clearly works for Monsanto.

Senate Bill S 510 – the “Food Safety Modernization Act” – was passed by the U.S. Senate today. If signed into law, it would unleash a new era of FDA tyranny over farmers, food producers and even small family farms, many of which already exceed the “small farms exclusion” written into the bill.

Here’s the list of US Senators who voted to approve final passage of S.510. Remember these names when the next election comes around:

Nov 30 12:57

END THE FED!

Nov 30 12:53

F#@K YOU GEITHNER - Treasury Announces Plan To Sell Taxpayers' GM Stake With 'No Concern For Profit'

Remain calm as you read this story from Bloomberg. I dare you.

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Nov 30 12:34

Harvard scientists reverse the ageing process in mice – now for humans

Harvard scientists were surprised that they saw a dramatic reversal, not just a slowing down, of the ageing in mice. Now they believe they might be able to regenerate human organs.

Scientists claim to be a step closer to reversing the ageing process after rejuvenating worn out organs in elderly mice. The experimental treatment developed by researchers at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard Medical School, turned weak and feeble old mice into healthy animals by regenerating their aged bodies.

The surprise recovery of the animals has raised hopes among scientists that it may be possible to achieve a similar feat in humans – or at least to slow down the ageing process.

An anti-ageing therapy could have a dramatic impact on public health by reducing the burden of age-related health problems, such as dementia, stroke and heart disease, and prolonging the quality of life for an increasingly aged population.

Nov 30 12:28

Was FBI Grooming Portland Suspect For Terror?

Of course the FBI was grooming this pasty for terror! This is a perfect example of how staged terror actually works. The only difference between this and other actual attacks is that the FBI choose to supply Mohamed Osman Mahmud with a fake bomb rather than an actual explosive such as the one given to a mentally ill extremist to bomb the World Trade Center in 1993.

The FBI’s elaborate sting operation that led to the arrest of Mohamed Osman Mohamud for allegedly trying to blow up a fake car bomb during a crowded Christmas tree-lighting ceremony in Portland drew praise from many quarters. But Mohamud’s defense attorney and some Muslim leaders questioned whether the FBI tactics went too far, essentially “grooming” the 19-year-old Somali to commit a terrorist attack.

Nov 30 12:27

John Young of Cryptome on Wikileaks Fraud/Psi Op

“The principal deficiency of Wikileaks is its lack of transparency about its operators and funds, characteristics of spies and secret societies up to no good and whose main purpose is to hide from public accountability and conceal corruption and criminality.

Such organizations always use a noble purpose and claim secrecy is needed to protect supporters. In practice the secrecy protects the principal beneficiaries, the operators and sources of funds, and supporters are sacrificed to protect the continuation of the enterprise.

Nov 30 12:16

TSA Agent Claims Videotaping Against the “Rules” Declares TSA Above The Law

The TSA has now been caught denying American citizens the right to videotape their encounters with airport security. It is very clear that TSA believes they are 100% above the law.

Apparently, the TSA goon was not even aware of his own rules. No where in TSA regulations does it say that TSA agents have the right to deny American citizens their right to film in a public setting.

See, the TSA needs to ban cameras in airports so that citizen journalists can no longer document their molestation at the hands of an agency that should have no legal authority to supersede the Constitution.

Not only did the agents declare videotaping illegal, they went as far as to claim that TSA is above the law!

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“When a man assumes a public trust, he should consider himself as public property.” – Thomas Jefferson

Nov 30 12:03

CHART - European Government Deficits As % Of GDP

EXCELLENT CHART - JUST ANOTHER DATA POINT ON THE PATH TO BANKRUPTCY FOR THE U.S. AND EUROPE

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Nov 30 11:59

GM's Thanksgiving Commercial That Ruined A Holiday

STOP...WATCH THIS ONE - RUNS 1 MINUTE

Warning - It will make you angry...

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Nov 30 11:54

Map Of U.S. States Measured By World GDP

It will make sense when you see it. Extremely interesting map.

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Nov 30 11:42

It Pays BIG To Stop Paying Your Mortgage -- You Aren't Going To Believe This Statistic

I Can't Spoil The Surprise...

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Nov 30 10:45

Living For Free: Josh Bartlett Hasn't Made A Mortgage Payment In 32 Months And He Hasn't Been Kicked Out Yet

PBS - Staying In Your Home, But NOT Paying

Strategic Default & Living For Free

GREAT STORY - Includes Video AND Transcript

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Nov 30 10:06

Time Magazine Reporter Locates Foreclosure Documents That Bank Of America Called 'Lost And Unfindable'

Story ALSO includes more detail on Washington Mutual losing more than 100,000 U.S. mortgage files and all the associated personal data of the borrowers - names, addresses, DOBs, SS#s, bank accounts, etc. - all during a warehouse move to Juarez, Mexico.

And the Time Magazine piece is a MUST READ to get a sense of Bank of America's absolute and unadulterated INCOMPETENCE in foreclosure matters.

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Nov 30 09:08

MUST SEE: A Radical Experiment in Empathy, Sam Richards (VIDEO)

Sam Richards is a sociologist and award-winning teacher who has been inspiring undergraduate students at Penn State since 1990. Every semester, 725 students register for his Race and Ethnic Relations course, one of the most popular classes at Penn State and the largest of its kind in the country. Through his natural ability of seeing a subject from many angles, Richards encourages students to engage more fully with the world and to think for themselves — something he did not do until his third year in college. Because of his passion for challenging students to open their minds, an interviewer recently referred to him as "an alarm clock for eighteen-year-olds."

Nov 30 09:00

NATO Going Global: World's Largest Military Force Expanding

The North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (Nato) is the largest military force ever assembled, with a potential armed force of more than seven million.

Two decades after its original enemy, the Soviet Union, disintegrated, the alliance has been searching for a new identity and new role.

As it reinvents itself for the 21st century, Nato is also redefining its threat assessments and its area of operations.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The Russian leadership is many things, but not foolish. As reported on 30 November, 2010 at:

http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2010/11/russia-moves-small-nukes-close...

"While the U.S. and Russia have been publicly crowing about their awesome new friendship for the past two years, Moscow’s been moving small, ground-based nuclear weapons closer to the borders of Washington’s easternmost NATO allies."

"As recently as this spring, the Russians have moved their tactical nukes to sites close to their Western frontiers, alarming the Baltic and Eastern European members of NATO, the Wall Street Journal reports. Russia’s longstanding position is that it won’t pull its tactical nuclear weapons behind the Ural Mountains until the U.S. gets its own small nukes out of Europe. True totals of Russian tactical nuclear weapons is a tightly-held secret, but the Federation of American Scientists estimated last year that Moscow has nearly 5,400 of them, with about 2,000 deployed."

Unless the tension between Russia, China, and NATO is defused by some workable, verifiable treaty mechanism, we may well be looking at a recipe for disaster, culminating in a world war.

Nov 30 09:00

Beware the frost-jackers! Prowling gangs target motorists as they leave engines running to defrost their cars

Drivers are being warned of gangs of 'frost-jackers' on the prowl as temperatures plummet.

Three cars were stolen across Greater Manchester in just 20 minutes yesterday as owners left the engines running to defrost them.

Nov 30 08:51

Black Friday Shopping Riots

Nov 30 08:46

Wikileaks Will Unveil Major U.S. Banking Scandal In Early 2011 - "An Ecosystem Of Corruption"

The Question Is Which Bank Will Be Targeted?

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Nov 30 08:42

Bailout Contagion Hits Europe As Pensions Seized In France, Hungary & Ireland To Pay Banks

European governments are now seizing retirement accounts and pension assets.

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Nov 30 08:40

The "Great Game" and the Conquest of Eurasia: Towards a World War III Scenario?

It is because of this project to conquer Eurasia that Russia, China, and Iran have moved closer towards one another and pushed for a united Eurasian front against America and its cohorts. All three Eurasian nations are encircled by a ring of U.S. military bases, military alliances dominated by the U.S. and NATO, and hostile governments supported and armed by both the U.S. government and military.

Nov 30 08:39

Robo Judges At Work Inside Florida's Rocket Docket

Foreclosure Sales Have Come to a Standstill in the Bubble States

CNN Video - Inside Florida's Foreclosure Factories - Watch the Robo Judges In Action

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Nov 30 08:05

Low Dose Arsenic for a Cyanide Society

Now you say there is a difference in wanting to be safe, but approving the use of full-body scanners and accepting the radiation risk of going through one yourself, does not fulfill that objective. Nevertheless, the notion that people are willingly to accept forced irradiation as part of the conditions in buying a ticket to ride the friendly skies of Amerika is a sign that the slow poison has already diminished the mental capacity of the branded cattle that stand in a queue.

Quick, take an additional dose of feel good drugs from Big Pharma. They will soon have a medicine to save your life from frequent trips through the airport scanners.

Nov 30 08:00

Will the real Wikileaks please stand up.

Original content
From the infamous “Collateral Murder” video leak, through to the Afghanistan and then Iraq cache of files released, US authorities have been whacking on about the terrible peril this puts US service people in.

Nov 30 07:27

Ashley Furniture Store Closing Leaves Trail Of Doubt

The abrupt closing of an Abilene furniture store has left many customers wondering when they will get their money back or receive the furniture they ordered.

Ashley Furniture HomeStore was closed Monday, with a sign taped to the door saying that stores in Abilene, San Angelo and Wichita Falls “have temporarily closed their doors due to shipping difficulty.”

Attempts to reach the owner of the store, San Angelo-based Lanford and Bratton Holdings, LP, were unsuccessful Monday...

Nov 30 07:15

Russian president warns missile talks failure will provoke new arms race

Dmitry Medvedev stresses importance of Nato summit in address to Russian parliament

Associated Press

A new arms race will erupt if Russia cannot agree with the west about a joint European missile defence programme, the Russian president warned today . . .

Nov 30 07:11

Family: New Jersey man serving 7 years for guns he owned legally

Jason Nark
Philly Daily News

EVERYTHING Brian Aitken was or had worked for was wiped away one winter afternoon after his mother called the police on him . . .

Nov 30 06:24

All 4 Lexington Graeter's stores are closing

The Lexington and Northern Kentucky franchisee of Graeter's ice cream stores announced Monday that all eight of the stores will close Friday. The closings come after a deal to sell the stores fell apart.

"We've sought buyers, we've sought financing, and at this point, we don't have the cash to continue moving forward," said Zaki Barakat, president of franchisee International Brand Services...

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