CURRENT EVENTS

Nov 15 13:09

Flashback: Philly Protesters Seize Street to Demand Housing Rights

Philly Protesters Seize Street to Demand Housing Rights
by Jeff Rousset | 12.05.2009
Honkala criticized the government for bailing out banks and corporations, and spending tens of billions of dollars to escalate war, while neglecting the swelling masses of Americans who are living in poverty and homelessness.
“Bail out the people, not the banks!” the group chanted in unison.

Nov 15 11:24

Are 'terrorists' more dangerous than how we react to them?

[I]f I were an actual terrorist boarding a flight in any American airport, why would I waste my time trying to fool the TSA and smuggle a 'bomb' on board a plane when I could cause far more havoc by simply taking the same bomb and walking to the busiest local shopping mall, tossing my bomb in a rubbish bin at the food court and walking slowly away.

BOOM!

The 'terrorists' have just made every shopping facility in America a no go area. The greatest hit to a consumer economy ever! Why, if the terrorist threat is so real, are soft targets like shopping malls not blowing up every week? A true terrorist would simply bypass flying and blow up soft civilian targets.

Nov 15 11:05

GORDON DUFF: DEAR GERALDO RIVERA, 9/11 MURDER IS NOT A JOKE

BUILDINGWHAT.ORG IS ABOUT HONOR AND JUSTICE

This week, Geraldo Rivera was foiled in his attempt to “contain” the 9/11 movement, something exploding around the world. A Herald Sun poll in Australia the week before, 10,000 respondents, showed 78% support for 9/11 being an “inside job.” A reasonable estimate for Americans is likely to approach the same figure.

Fox News now “owns” 9/11 as much as they own Glen Beck. First, Judge Napolitano “outed” the phony investigation now Geraldo Rivera has taken a strong stand on the (www.buildingwhat.org) Building 7 demolition issue. If you put both shows together, they lead to the most frightening coverup in modern history and a clear evidentiary trail, one Fox News has exposed. Why, then, is the door opened and then closed again?

Nov 15 08:35

111 Obamacare Waivers And Counting – Can The Rest Of Us Get Waivers From Having To Comply With Obamacare Please?

So do you want to get an Obamacare waiver for your own company? Well, just over a week ago the Department of Health & Human Services published a set of new guidelines for those seeking to apply for a waiver. As news of these waivers starts to spread they will likely get absolutely swamped with applications, so you better get yours in early. In fact, it is being reported that the number of approved applications has tripled in just the last month alone.

Nov 15 08:16

Danger To U.S. Lies In Its Citizenry- Not Obama

The guy has a point!

Nov 15 07:57

ROAD TO HOPE (R2H) CONVOY MEMBERS KIDNAPPED FROM LIBYA TO GREECE

Road to Hope (R2H) convoy members kidnapped from Libya to Greece Greek Commandos board Strofades IV in Greek Waters The Road to Hope humanitarian aid convoy left London on the 10th of October with £500,000 of medical aid for the besieged people of the Gaza Strip. After travelling 4,500 miles through the UK, France, Spain, Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia and Libya.

Nov 15 07:36

Full Frontal Nudity Doesn’t Make Us Safer: Abolish the TSA

The Republicans control the House of Representatives and are bracing for a long battle over the President’s health care proposal. In the spirit of bipartisanship and sanity, I propose that the first thing on the chopping block should be an ineffective organization that wastes money, violates our rights, and encourages us to make decisions that imperil our safety. I’m talking about the Transportation Security Administration.

Nov 15 07:33

No Breaks for Robo-signing Computer Stamping Mortgage Documents

Prashant Gopal
Bloomberg

Bryan Bly is a pen-wielding “robo- signer” at Nationwide Title Clearing Inc., inking his name on an average 5,000 mortgage documents a day for companies such as Citigroup Inc. and JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Those are just the ones that cross his desk.

Nov 15 07:22

WAR CRIMES: ISRAELI GOVERNMENT DOCUMENTS SHOW DELIBERATE POLICY TO KEEP GAZANS AT NEAR-STARVATION LEVELS

Documents whose existence were denied by the Israeli government for over a year have been released after a legal battle led by Israeli human rights group Gisha. The documents reveal a deliberate policy by the Israeli government in which the dietary needs for the population of Gaza are chillingly calculated, and the amounts of food let in by the Israeli government measured to remain just enough to keep the population alive at a near-starvation level

Nov 15 07:13

Scanners: Abdulmutallab, Reid, Chertoff, that Nicely Dressed Indian Man and the Great Terror Lobby

The Chertoff Connection and ICTS

Everyone must understand that ICTS is the worst airport security company ever to have existed…. FACT. They were running the show at Schiphol that day, just as they were at Boston’s Logan on 11th of September 2001, and as well when Richard Reid boarded his flight at Charles de Gaulle. This is the security company made up of crack Israeli ex Shin Bet agents, expert in counter-terrorism, that has the worst airport security track record in history. Prior to the 3 biggest air-terrorist acts in recent history this company actually managed to TURN OFF all procedures just at the moment when the terrorists were passing security. Mohamed Atta managed to breeze through the magnetic detectors with his boxcutters without so much as a beep. Richard Reid had already been identified as a potential threat, yet was allowed to board his flight. Abdulmutallab had all the markings of a suicide bomber and even his own father had reported him two weeks before, and the scanners just happened to be switched off that day. Either this company is really, really unlucky or its Israeli owners had a side-line more profitable than its airport security racket.

Nov 15 06:45

Officials defend intimate airport security methods

Editor's Note: Can establishment officials' credibility sink any lower?

Associated Press

WASHINGTON — Officials are defending new anti-terrorism security procedures at the nation's airports that some travelers complain are overly invasive and intimate.

Nov 15 05:25

George W. Bush can’t fight for freedom and authorise torture

It is not yet clear whether George W Bush is planning to cross the Atlantic to flog us his memoirs, but if I were his PR people I would urge caution. As book tours go, this one would be an absolute corker. It is not just that every European capital would be brought to a standstill, as book-signings turned into anti-war riots. The real trouble — from the Bush point of view — is that he might never see Texas again.
One moment he might be holding forth to a great perspiring tent at Hay-on-Wye. The next moment, click, some embarrassed member of the Welsh constabulary could walk on stage, place some handcuffs on the former leader of the Free World, and take him away to be charged.
Unless the 43rd president of the United States has been grievously misrepresented, he has admitted to authorizing and sponsoring the use of torture. Asked whether he approved of “waterboarding” in three specific cases, he told his interviewer that “damn right” he did, and that this practice had saved lives in America and Britain. It is hard to overstate the enormity of this admission.

Nov 15 01:18

WILL OBAMA JOIN LEAR IN THE STORM AND RAGE AGAINST ISRAELI INSOLENCE ?

Two lines in the fourth stanza of The Star Spangled Banner provide a clue to one American mindset that supports empire building.
By James M. Wall – - My Catbird Seat

“Then conquer we must, our cause it is just,
And this be our motto, “In God is our trust.”

Francis Scott Key included an important caveat in that couplet when he wrote, “when our cause it is just”. He did not write, “for our cause it is just”.

Wise leaders know the importance of the “justice” caveat when faced with the temptation to conquer others.

Unwise leaders create bogus causes to attack others. Three bogus causes that unwise leaders use to justify the urge to “conquer we must” are security of the homeland, fear, and xenophobia.

Nov 15 01:07

‘ROAD TO HOPE’ CONVOY TO GAZA MEMBERS KIDNAPPED

Greek Commandos board Strofades IV in Greek Waters

The Road to Hope humanitarian aid convoy left London on the 10th of October with £500,000 of medical aid for the besieged people of the Gaza Strip. After travelling 4,500 miles through the UK, France, Spain, Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia and Libya the convoy stalled at the Egyptian border on October 26th due to an Egyptian refusal to allow land access to Gaza. As a result the convoy leaders had little choice but to secure a ship at significant extra expense and delay.

Nov 14 16:59

The Self-Sacrifice of Real Truthseekers and Whistleblowers

Self-sacrifice is a good testimony of truthfulness.
- Roy Tov, The Cross of Bethlehem

A prominent whistleblower who has paid a huge price for his efforts for world peace is the Israeli Mordechai Vanunu, who converted to Christianity in the process. In 1986 Vanunu revealed evidence of Israel's secret nuclear weapons arsenal, an illegal program which was developed largely through the efforts of Shimon Peres. Guess which one received the Nobel Peace Prize?

Nov 14 16:39

EMP a Terrorist's Dream

This is just a Scenario and a more of a what if, but its funny the Missle in this video looks almost the same as the supposed flight 808 contrail that happened a few days ago.

Nov 14 15:49

Southern Poverty Law Center Compares Videotaping Police with Domestic Terrorism

The Southern Poverty Law Center has a long history of demonizing legitimate patriots. They have shown their utter hatred for the Constitution time and time again.

In their latest hit piece they have taken their propaganda to the new levels. Remember, the SPLC is actively working within the Department of Homeland Security, an agency created to take on the American people.

This nonsense is coming from the same group that declared eugenics a discredited psduo science while at the same time defending depopulation advocate Bill Gates! SPLC talking heads routinely appear on CNN to push the official line and declare citizens who speak out against the New World Order as terrorists.

Nov 14 15:46

Crash JPMorgan, Buy Silver Now – A Report

Basically, the Art of Deception is nothing new, especially in financial markets. Deception is fundamentally at the very heart of the American Financial System given that the Federal Reserve is not a federal institution but rather a syndicate of Global Banks – also known as the World Central Banks. Some would argue – the New World Order.

THE WORLDWIDE REVOLUTION IN ON

The following Videos are representative of the Worldwide Effort Underway NOW to Crash JPMorgan by taking PHYSICAL DELIVERY of ALL METALS. Silver which is traded via ETF (electronic traded funds), where reportedly, JPMorgan and others have been MASSIVELY Overselling Silver at a rate of 100 to 1. By demanding delivery, people are legally demanding their Silver to be delivered into their possession.

Nov 14 15:41

Doctors brace for possible 20%+ Medicare pay cuts

Breast cancer surgeon Kathryn Wagner has posted a warning in her waiting room about a different sort of risk to patients' health: She'll stop taking new Medicare cases if Congress allows looming cuts in doctors' pay to go through.

The scheduled cuts — the result of a failed system set up years ago to control costs — have raised alarms that real damage to Medicare could result if the lame-duck Congress winds up in a partisan standoff and fails to act by Dec. 1. That's when an initial 23 percent reduction would hit...

Nov 14 15:19

S 510 is hissing in the grass

S 510, the Food Safety Modernization Act*, may be the most dangerous bill in the history of the US. It is to our food what the bailout was to our economy, only we can live without money.

1. It puts all US food and all US farms under Homeland Security and the Department of Defense.

2. It would end US sovereignty over its own food supply by insisting on compliance with the WTO, thus threatening national security.

3. It would allow the government, under Maritime Law, to define the introduction of any food into commerce (even direct sales between individuals) as smuggling into “the United States.”

4. It imposes Codex Alimentarius on the US, a global system of control over food.

5. It would remove the right to clean, store and thus own seed in the US, putting control of seeds in the hands of Monsanto and other multinationals, threatening US security.

6. It includes NAIS, an animal traceability program that threatens all small farmers and ranchers raising animals.

7. It extends a failed and destructive HACCP to all food, thus threatening to do to all local food production and farming what HACCP did to meat production - put it in corporate hands and worsen food safety.

8. It deconstructs what is left of the American economy.

9. It would allow the government to mandate antibiotics, hormones, slaughterhouse waste, pesticides and GMOs.

10. It uses food crimes as the entry into police state power and control.

Nov 14 10:03

McDonald's and PepsiCo to help write UK health policy

The Department of Health is putting the fast food companies McDonald's and KFC and processed food and drink manufacturers such as PepsiCo, Kellogg's, Unilever, Mars and Diageo at the heart of writing government policy on obesity, alcohol and diet-related disease, the Guardian has learned.

In an overhaul of public health, said by campaign groups to be the equivalent of handing smoking policy over to the tobacco industry, health secretary Andrew Lansley has set up five "responsibility deal" networks with business, co-chaired by ministers, to come up with policies.

Nov 14 09:40

Daedalus Shrugged: The Mounting Resistance to the TSA's Grope Gauntlet

During one of his visits to Israel, Cramer asked a checkpoint guard (a recent arrival from Russia) why such humiliation was inflicted on elderly and obviously harmless people.

"Because [of] the bad attitude -- you know?" replied the thug. "If they are acting like they are good, [then] we are the bad one. Then, you must show them control."

You must show them control.

You must make them submit.

Nov 14 09:20

Palestinians Succeeding In Rebuilding Gaza’s Economy Despite Israel’s Best Efforts To Destroy It

Over the last two years Israel has stepped up its efforts at choking Gaza’s economy to death. This campaign has led to an upsurge in tunnel construction and use. These tunnels dubbed “smuggling tunnels” by the Israelis have proven to be very effective in combating Israel’s economic war on Gaza...

Nov 14 08:31

Big Cheese vs. Real Cheese: USDA’s bailout of processed cheese belies its eat-less-cheese campaign

As shocking as the news is that the United States Department of Agriculture facilitated a cheese bailout with a $12 million marketing campaign to help sell Domino’s Pizza, I believe there is much more to the New York Times story as it affects average Americans and their ever-expanding waist lines.

The story makes a strong case for the correlation between saturated fat consumption and obesity. Michael Moss nails the issue of the USDA’s two-sided policy: promoting cheese consumption in the form of Domino’s Pizza, while simultaneously working to fight obesity by discouraging some of these very same foods.

But as I see it, cheese in itself is not the problem—the issues are deeper and more complex than that.

Nov 14 07:02

IF THIS IS NOT APARTHEID, THEN WHAT IS?

Apartheid is a crime against humanity. Israel has deprived millions of Palestinians of their liberty and property. It has perpetuated a system of gross racial discrimination and inequality. It has systematically
incarcerated and tortured thousands of Palestinians,
contrary to the rules of international law. It has, in
particular, waged a war against a civilian population, in particular children.”Nelson Mandela

Nov 14 06:26

ELECTIONS PUT PRO-ISRAEL NE0-CONS BACK ON TOP

Exemplifying these new developments is the rapid-fire rise of Rep. Eric Cantor (R-Va.), a deeply religious Orthodox Jew and pro-Israeli “neo-conservative” hard-liner who is expected to be named House majority leader in the forthcoming GOP-controlled Congress.

By Michael Collins Piper

Nov 14 03:25

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Dear America, Your Taxes Are Going Up 20%, Food and Gas Prices Will Skyrocket

Nov 13 23:56

Southern Poverty Law Center Compares Videotaping Police with Domestic Terrorism

The Southern Poverty Law Center has a long history of demonizing legitimate patriots. They have shown their utter hatred for the Constitution time and time again.

In their latest hit piece they have taken their propaganda to the next level. Remember, the SPLC is actively working within the Department of Homeland Security, an agency created to take on the American people.

Nov 13 23:13

Geraldo Rivera Runs 9/11 Truth Segment on World Trade Center 7

The fact that World Trade Center 7 was taken down by controlled demolition has gone mainstream with over 1,200 Architects and Engineers scientifically proving the fact that the building was taken down with explosives.

Geraldo Rivera, who in the past labeled 9/11 truthers as nutcases, seems to have got the message. Not only did Rivera give air time to two people on the front lines of the 9/11 Truth movement, he has aired Larry Silverstein telling the world that they had to, “pull it.”

Nov 13 21:36

WHO IS USURPING THE SPIRIT OF THE EAST? : BY DR. BOUTHAINA SHAABAN

This is not the only Israeli attack on churches and mosques in occupied Palestine. Killing worshipers is a common criminal practice that terrorist Zionist groups have mastered for over 70 years in Palestine. Baruch Goldstein opened fire on unarmed Palestinian Muslims praying inside the Ibrahim Mosque; and Zionists have made a statute for him at the entrance to Al-Khalil (Hebron)

Nov 13 20:37

How to beat the TSA screening...I did it today.

Really simple. Stand in line behind the hottest women you can find...they will always get pulled and you get to move to the metal detector. I did this yesterday at PVD. Saw two gorgeous 20yr olds, so I moved into there line. Both of them were complaining to each other that they thought it was strange they always have to go thru them - and like clockwork they got pulled - had to strip down to their tshirts...and went in the machine...since that was busy they directed me without a thought to the metal detectors. I've been watching this on FB & thought it was much to do about nothing -I was wrong Reddit & I apologize...this whole TSA thing is complete bullshit.

Nov 13 19:12

Voters approve Arizona medical marijuana measure

PHOENIX — Arizona voters have approved a measure that will legalize medical marijuana use in the state for people with chronic or debilitating diseases.

Final vote tallies showed Saturday that Proposition 203 won by a tiny margin of just 4,341 votes out of more than 1.67 million votes counted. The measure had started out losing on Election Day by about 7,200 votes, but the gap gradually narrowed in the following 10 days.

"Now begins the very hard work of implementing this program in the way it was envisioned, with very high standards," said Andrew Myers, campaign manager for the Arizona Medical Marijuana Policy Project. "We really believe that we have an opportunity to set an example to the rest of the country on what a good medical marijuana program looks like."

Nov 13 16:27

The Baghdad Cathedral Massacre: Zionist Fingerprints All Over

Friday, November 12, 2010
The Baghdad Cathedral Massacre: Zionist Fingerprints All Over
by Jonathan Azaziah
The bloody travesty of humanity that occurred on October 31st, 2010 which left 58 Iraqis dead in the Sayedat al-Najat Cathedral in Baghdad (4) was not the work of Al-Qaeda. The gunmen didn’t belong to Islamic State of Iraq. The homicidal shooters weren’t even Iraqi. The best way to honor the victims of senseless violence is to expose the truth of the attack. And the truth is, this massacre has Zionist fingerprints all over its blood-drenched structure.

Nov 13 15:42

PAUL BALLES: THE TORTURERS REVISITED

BUSH’S AXIS OF EVIL WAR

The Trial is a novel by Franz Kafka, first published in 1925. One of Kafka’s best-known works, it tells the story of a man arrested and prosecuted by a remote, inaccessible authority, with the nature of his crime never revealed either to him or the reader.

The theme developed a familiar ring to it following the imprisonment of “enemy combatants” in Guantanamo. Echoes of such places come from another Kafka story, “In the Penal Colony”, where everyone is guilty simply because they’re there.

Nov 13 12:59

UK LibDem leader Nick Clegg pledges allegiance to Israel

Lib Dem leader says Israel’s voice has not been well enough represented within party

By Martin Bright, November 11, 2010

Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg wants to ‘clarify misunderstandings’

Deputy prime Minister Nick Clegg attempted to open a new chapter in the relationship between the Liberal Democrats and British Jews this week when he emphasised his party’s support for Israel and reiterated the coalition’s pledge to change the law on universal jurisdiction.

He told a lunch held by Liberal Democrat Friends of Israel that he was aware of past tensions, and was engaged in “an operation to clarify misunderstandings”.

Nov 13 12:59

Keiser Report ?94: Markets! Finance! Scandal!

This time Max Keiser and co-host, Stacy Herbert, look at the scandals of Americas economic Suez and neutering Iran. In the second half of the show Max talks to rare earths analyst, Kevin Kerr, about the state of this market controlled by China.

Nov 13 12:19

Interpol hunts two Israelis for Kosovo organ trafficking

Moshe Harel among seven indicted for membership of a criminal group trafficking people into Kosovo to remove human organs for transplant; another Israeli citizen, Zaki Shapira, identified as co-conspirator.

At least seven people, including an Israeli citizen, are suspected of involvement in an international network that falsely promised poor people payment for their kidneys and then sold the organs for as much as 100,000 euros ($137,000), according to an indictment obtained by The Associated Press.

Victims were promised up to $20,000 (14,500 euros), while recipients were required to pay between 80,000 and 100,000 euros ($110,000-$137,000).

Nov 13 12:12

Investigation Finds Radiation in Texas Drinking Water: TCEQ was lowballing radiation levels

Hundreds of water providers around the Gulf Coast region are providing their customers with drinking water that contains radioactive contaminants that raise health risks, according to state lab results and public health scientists.

The revelations came to light during a four-month KHOU-TV investigation, which examined thousands of state laboratory tests from water providers across Texas. The data, provided by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ), ranged from 2004 to the present.

The radiation was first discovered as a part of required testing, under federal regulations, of all drinking water provided by community water systems in America.

"Radiation in your tap water - part 1" Link & Video: http://www.khou.com/home/I-Team-How-safe-is-your--water--107010754.html

"State ‘lowballs’ radiation scores in drinking water - part 2" Link & Video: http://www.khou.com/news/State-lowballs-radiation-scores-in-Texas-drin...

Nov 13 12:02

German people in unprecedented rebellion against government

But by Sunday night, those same police officers were begging the protestors for a respite.

Nov 13 12:00

Retailer: Bookstores, en mass, could close

The president of bookstore chain Joseph-Beth said half of the U.S. bookstores would close within five years due to a challenging business environment.

The retailer, which filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection this week, already said it would close stores in Cleveland, Pittsburgh, Charlotte, N.C., and Nashville, Tenn., the Pittsburgh Business Times reported Saturday...

Nov 13 10:17

Students Protest, Israeli Soldiers Tear Gas Elementary School On Anniversary of Yasser Arafat’s Death

Three hundred students ages 7 to 15 marched from the Beit Ommar il-Assasiyya boys school to the checkpoint at the entrance of the village waving Palestinian flags and chanting against the occupation. Several students gave speeches in memory of Yasser Arafat.

Soldiers responded by shooting teargas and sound bombs into Zaharet il-madayim, a Palestinian girls elementary school, and into the preschool next door. 30 girls ages 3 to 13 suffered tear gas inhalation. This morning marked the third time in the past two years that soldiers have shot tear gas into the school.

Nov 13 09:55

George Bush is Not a War Criminal in Jon Stewart’s World?

Jon Stewart is still trying to run damage control over the “Million Moderate March” but it seems, like Rand Paul, when confronted with the opportunity to speak off the cuff, it would probably be better if he had just kept his mouth shut.

“You’ve said, ‘Bush is war criminal.’ Now that may be technically true. In my world ‘war criminal’ is Pol Pot or the Nuremberg trials,” Stewart replied.

“I think that’s such an incendiary charge that when you put it into a conversation: ‘Well technically he is.’ Well that may be right but it feels like a conversation stopper, not a conversation starter.” Jon Stewart

Nov 13 09:22

Ehud Barak's criminal legacy regarding Israeli attitudes to the Palestinians

Uri Avnery views the criminal legacy of Israeli Defence Minister and war crimes suspect Ehud Barak in hardening Israeli opinion against peace with the Palestinian people.

Nov 13 09:21

The torturers revisited

Paul J. Balles find echoes of Kafka in the US torture facility at Guantanamo in Cuba and a secret British detention centre near Basra, in Iraq.

Nov 13 07:27

The Demons Among us at the Cannibal Feast

We’ve heard that evil destroys itself. That implies that components within the schematic are in opposition to other components in terms of intention and agenda. You can think of evil as something like cancer, where the host body is attacked by elements which compose it. Ergo, you get people like Glenn Beck attacking George Soros. A representative of Little Georgie Sorrows told Glenn Beck that he was hurting Georgie’s business. The implication of a dead fish coming in a UPS truck is not to be missed.

Nov 13 06:24

Arizona Medical Marijuana Legalization Pulls Ahead In Tight Vote Count

Bob Christie
Associated Press

PHOENIX — A measure that would legalize medical marijuana in Arizona pulled ahead for the first time Friday, with both supporters and opponents saying they believed the proposal that went before voters on Election Day would pass.

Nov 13 06:22

USDA plan could partially lift GM sugar beet ban

DES MOINES, Iowa — Federal agriculture officials have released a plan to let farmers plant genetically modified sugar beets while a lawsuit over them is resolved, but farmers fear a partial lifting of a court-ordered ban won't come in time for next year's crop.

Nov 13 06:02

Penny-pinching consumers cutting cable, cell service

Bob Patterson
Yahoo News

Generic brands, brown-bag lunches, and fewer trips to the beauty salon are three of the top ways U.S. consumers are looking to save money, according to a recent survey. Look a little further down the list, though, and you'll find that more and more Americans are also cutting back on their cable TV and cell phone service.

Nov 13 04:42

China leads attack on US at G20 summit

THE world's 20 biggest rich and emerging economies intensified a war of words yesterday as they headed into a summit devoted to correcting huge distortions in the global economy.

Having long chafed at US criticism of its currency policy, China has turned the tables with its own denunciations after the US Federal Reserve instituted a $US600 billion attempt to reflate the US economy.

Backed by Germany, Brazil and other G20 powers, China accuses the US of forcing the dollar down to trade its way back to prosperity, and says this could trigger a 1930s-style trade war if other countries respond in kind.

Nov 13 04:26

IS THE AMERICAN PUBLIC ABOUT TO TOSS ISRAEL?

opinion analysts, like the 2009 Zogby International poll of American attitudes toward Israelis and Palestinians, express surprise with what they are learning from the American public and detect significant changes in American public attitudes favoring US disengagement from Israel Franklin Lamb Beirut Exclusive to Al Manar Ever so slowly over the past two decades

Nov 13 02:16

watch JESSE VENTURA'S CONSPIRACY THEORY S02E04 - POLICE STATE, FEMA CAMPS

It's been said the government has a plan to declare martial law and round up millions of United State citizens into concentration camps. Jesse may have found a conspiracy in plain sight as he investigates the proliferation of law enforcement Fusion Centers around the country. And they may be connected to hundreds of detention centers ready to accept prisoners at the stroke of a Presidential pen.

Nov 12 23:49

IS THE AMERICAN PUBLIC ABOUT TO TOSS ISRAEL ?

By Franklin Lamb
Exclusive to Al Manar

Some opinion analysts, like the 2009 Zogby International poll of American attitudes toward Israelis and Palestinians, express surprise with what they are learning from the American public and detect significant changes in American public attitudes favoring US disengagement from Israel.

Ever so slowly over the past two decades, and gaining momentum since the April 2002 Israeli destruction of the West Bank town of Jenin, American attitudes toward Israel appear to be changing according to some public opinion analysts.

Nov 12 22:09

WHICH “HUMAN” RIGHTS DO YOU CALL FOR?: - KOUROSH ZIABARI

I couldn’t understand the relationship between a set of sanctions which are aimed at what is claimed to be Iran’s “controversial” nuclear program and the mental health of thousands of patients who are suffering from different kinds of psychoses all around the country.

Nov 12 21:07

Arizona Sheriff used hidden database to misspend up to $80 million, officials claim

A hidden computer database recently discovered in the course of a racial profiling investigation shows Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio misspent up to $80 million in funds intended for jail operations, according to Maricopa County supervisors and budget officials.

The hidden database contained payroll logs that detailed staff assignments and payments which were different than the staff assignments and payments reported in the official county-run database, they said.

"They've developed a system that basically tracks where they are working versus where they are being paid, and they did not update the official database, which led to the potential problems," Deputy County Manager Sandi Wilson told The Arizona Republic. "I think they deliberately hid this info from us."

Nov 12 19:01

Palestine and the fate of the United Nations

Lawrence Davidson argues that the failure of the United Nations to deliver justice to the Palestinians has condemned it to oblivion and that rather than look to the UN to deliver justice, fairness and equity, civil society must mobilize to do what is right in Palestine, as happened in the struggle that brought down apartheid South Africa.

Nov 12 18:27

When The Collapse Comes, Will FEMA Camps Look Like Club Med?

John Galt
Activist Post

The collapse of American society occurs in early 2011. The system was fundamentally headed toward this stunning unraveling for decades, but it took a multi-city nuclear "terror" attack on American soil to plunge the system into chaos.

Food, fuel, and medicine supply lines disappeared overnight and money quickly became useless. It was every man for himself and there was little the government could do to stem the flow of anarchy and looting in the streets ....

Nov 12 18:11

NY Congresswoman: 100 Percent Chance of Cyber Attack against Power Grid

Jack Moore
Executive Gov

A New York congresswoman says the possibility of cyber attack against the nation’s power grid is 100 percent, and that such an attack would likely do untold harm.

Nov 12 17:24

News flash: Deadly terrorism existed before 9/11

We've been dealing with the same threats for decades. But we used to be a lot calmer about it, less self-defeating

Nov 12 16:53

Silver May Hit $50/oz Because Of Short Positions Which Must Be Bought Back

Anathan Thangavel of Lakshmi Capital is telling his clients to go long silver futures and call options. He says he will make additional silver purchases on any pullback in the metal’s price...

Nov 12 16:50

The Things He Carried

Airport security in America is a sham—“security theater” designed to make travelers feel better and catch stupid terrorists. Smart ones can get through security with fake boarding passes and all manner of prohibited items—as our correspondent did with ease.

Nov 12 16:16

Joseph-Beth Books Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

The Joseph-Beth Group has filed for federal bankruptcy protection while the bookseller restructures with fewer stores.

The Cincinnati-based company says it's closing stores in Cleveland and Nashville, on the heels of last week's announcements of closings in Pittsburgh and Charlotte, N.C. Joseph-Beth blames the weak economy and changes in the book industry — online discounters and e-readers have added to pressure on traditional book stores...

Nov 12 16:03

PALESTINE AND THE FATE OF THE UN: - DR. LAWRENCE DAVIDSON

Falk concludes as follows, “The United Nations will be judged now and in the future by whether if contributes, at long last, to the… realization of the Palestinian right of self-determination, and thereby brings a just peace to both [Israeli and Palestinian] peoples.”

Nov 12 15:12

Stop the Internet Blacklist: S. 3804

Combating Online Infringement and Counterfeits Act (COICA)creates two blacklists of Internet domain names. Courts could add sites to the first list; the Attorney General would have control over the second. Internet service providers and others (everyone from Comcast to PayPal to Google AdSense) would be required to block any domains on the first list. They would also receive immunity (and presumably the good favor of the government) if they block domains on the second list.

The lists are for sites "dedicated to infringing activity," but that's defined very broadly -- any domain name where counterfeit goods or copyrighted material are "central to the activity of the Internet site" could be blocked.

S. 3804: Combating Online Infringement and Counterfeits Act Link: http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bill.xpd?bill=s111-3804

Nov 12 15:11

Evidence of wholesale plaigarism in new Bush memoirs.

When Crown Publishing inked a deal with George W. Bush for his memoirs, the publisher knew it wasn't getting Faulkner. But the book, at least, promises "gripping, never-before-heard detail" about the former president's key decisions, offering to bring readers "aboard Air Force One on 9/11, in the hours after America's most devastating attack since Pearl Harbor; at the head of the table in the Situation Room in the moments before launching the war in Iraq," and other undisclosed and weighty locations.

Crown also got a mash-up of worn-out anecdotes from previously published memoirs written by his subordinates, from which Bush lifts quotes word for word, passing them off as his own recollections. He took equal license in lifting from nonfiction books about his presidency or newspaper or magazine articles from the time. Far from shedding light on how the president approached the crucial "decision points" of his presidency, the clip jobs illuminate something shallower and less surprising about Bush's character: He's too lazy to write his own memoir.

Nov 12 14:25

Max Keiser tells the world to Crash JP Morgan, buy silver

It is now reaching the general consciousness that it is those with the money that control our destinies. Where once many believed that our betters who order our lives reside in Westminster, the realisation that those with the power are more likely to inhabit the City’s Gherkin building is dawning on us...

Nov 12 12:54

US to expand military aid to Israel

The United States has planned to expand its military aid to the Israeli regime over the next two years, adding smart bombs to the new supply list.

US Congress approved a boost of $400 million worth of additional military equipment for Tel Aviv last month, Israeli newspaper Ha'aretz reported on Thursday.

The fresh aid package will bring the value of American military equipment stockpiled in Israel to $1.2 billion by 2012.

Meanwhile, a new report has revealed that Israel planned a military confrontation against Lebanon. An unnamed French official told Lebanese daily As-Safir on Wednesday that he was informed about the plan during his Middle East tour four weeks ago.

Nov 12 12:43

Red Alert Over bizarre North Korean Plan To Attack G20 Summit With Chemical Weapon Balloons

Editors Note: This is a huge report that possibly indicates a coming staged terror attack.

James Chapman
Daily Mail

A bizarre plot by North Korea to attack the G20 summit using balloons filled with biological or chemical weapons emerged last night.

The claim that ageing tyrant Kim Jong-Il will attempt to disrupt the gathering – attended by David Cameron and other world leaders – has been taken seriously by Western diplomats.

Nov 12 12:24

Terror Leader Awar Al-Awlaki Attended Prayer Service At U.S. Capitol

As if things were not strange enough, we now have reports that CIA lacky Anwar Awlaki attended a prayer service at the capital! The Al Qaeda cleric Anwar Al-Awlaki, who is said to be hiding out in Yemen, is supposedly the mastermind behind terror attacks such as The Christmas Day Bomber and the Times Square Fizzler.

Not only did Al-Awlaki, the CIA asset and alleged terror leader, dine at the Pentagon, he also attended a prayer service at the nations capitol building along with other documented individuals with terror ties.

Nov 12 12:19

Postal Service posts $8.5 billion loss

The cash-strapped U.S. Postal Service delivered more bad news Friday, announcing it lost $8.5 billion in the fiscal year that ended in September. Without congressional action to change its obligations, officials said, the Postal Service likely will go broke at the end of fiscal 2011.

Letter carriers delivered 170.6 billion pieces of mail in fiscal 2010, a drop of 6 billion pieces from the previous year, with a significant drop in first-class mail deliveries, officials said. Financial losses also came from about $5.4 billion in obligations to pre-fund future retiree health benefits and about $2.5 billion paid to the federal government's workers' compensation insurance fund.

Nov 12 12:11

Renaissance 2.0: Lesson 1 - Revisiting American History - Financial Empire

Renaissance 2.0: Lesson 2 - Revisiting Economics 101 – Debts
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BGTBkNJ8ZWI&feature=related

Renaissance 2.0: Lesson 3 - Revisiting Civics 101 – Ownership
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a2VDC8UQ3c8&feature=related

Renaissance 2.0: Lesson 4 - The Culture of Empire
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aIsheDSCBK0&feature=related

Renaissance 2.0: Lesson 5 - The Emerging Global Empire
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QCxjqPgHgpA&feature=related

Renaissance 2.0: Lesson 6 (part 1 of 3) - Brightening the Future
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zw3i5Rzpx5A&feature=related

Nov 12 11:52

Food Supply Under Attack By International Banksters As Small Farms Attacked Nationwide

The FDA is currently implementing parts of S. 510 nationwide. Smalls farms are being attacked as the food supply is being dusted with GMO food.

Nov 12 11:47

World Battles The Invasion Of The Naked Body Scanners

People from all walks of life are rejecting the mass implementation of radiation spewing airport body imaging machines and fighting back against the molestation and groping that women and children are being subjected to at the hands of TSA officials.

As we have detailed throughout the week, multiple pilot’s unions are advising their members to avoid the scanners, while simultaneously denouncing the enhanced pat downs as humiliating and on a par with sexual harassment.

Nov 12 09:40

YOUNG JEWS DISRUPT NETANYAHU AT JEWISH GENERAL ASSEMBLY

Young Jews disrupt netanyahu at jewish general assembly :The truth hurts – the brave protesters are “right” the whole world is watching!

Nov 12 09:28

Paying To Be Raped, By Sibel Edmonds

Every single day. Millions of us, Americans. Being violated. Being degraded. You know exactly what I am talking about. I am taking about me, you, your mother, her brother, his brother’s wife and toddler son, their grandmothers. I am talking about the systematic degradation of our people. I am talking about being raped of our dignity, privacy, and decency. I am talking about a daily systematic rape we actually pay to be subjected to. I am talking about severe violations we elect people to bring upon us. Yes, I am talking about traveling, TSA police, and being reduced to naked and helpless subjects of government police practices.

Nov 12 09:11

Suffocated By Red Tape – 12 Ridiculous Regulations That Are Almost Too Bizarre To Believe

Today, the U.S. government has an "alphabet agency" for just about everything. The nanny state feels like it has to watch, track and tightly control virtually everything that we do. The Federal Register is the main source of regulations for U.S. government agencies. In 1936, the number of pages in the Federal Register was about 2,600. Today, the Federal Register is over 80,000 pages long. That is just one example of how bad things have gotten.

Nov 12 08:41

KARL DENNINGER…SEE, I TOLD YOU SO…MASS DOCUMENT FORGERY

The cure for the mortgage documents puts the loan out of eligibility for the trust. In order to cure, on a current basis, they have to argue that the loan goes retroactively back into the trust. This is the cure that the banks have been unwilling to do, because it is a big problem for the MBS. So instead they forge and fabricate documents.

Yep.

Nov 12 08:39

Watchdog Planned for Online Privacy

Julia Angwin
The Wall Street Journal

The Obama administration is preparing a stepped-up approach to policing Internet privacy that calls for new laws and the creation of a new position to oversee the effort, according to people familiar with the situation.

Nov 12 08:23

Bill in the Works To Make All Fraud of Banks Retrospectively Legal?

It appears that the Obama administration is ready to pardon all the securitization deviants by signing this bill into law. This information is corroborated by several people who are in sensitive positions — persons who would be the first to know such proposals.

Unconfirmed but from a reliable source KARL DENNINGER.

Nov 12 08:11

While You Lose Your Homes, The US Government Spends Your Taxes to Arm Israel

Under recently passed amendments to the Foreign Assistance Act governing U.S. War Reserves Stockpiles for Allies (WRSA), the value of U.S. weapons to be prepositioned in Israel will reach $1 billion in 2011, with another $200 million added in 2012, U.S. and Israeli sources say.
Once implemented, the amount of U.S.-owned and -controlled materiel available for Israel's emergency use will have jumped threefold from pre-2007 levels of some $400 million.'

Nov 12 07:53

Red alert over bizarre North Korean plan to attack G20 summit with chemical weapon balloons

James Chapman
Daily Mail

A bizarre plot by North Korea to attack the G20 summit using balloons filled with biological or chemical weapons emerged last night.

Nov 12 06:55

A Congregation of Vipers at the Charity Ball.

Why am I all over the map here and what’s the point? Charity is one of the last refuges of the rich, who are generally scoundrels and as you can see by going to the recent lineup of articles on www.whatreallyhappened.com, you can read about all the dark doings that the corporate banking vampires are up to with the mortgage foreclosure action. They’re giving off excuses such as they should be given a pass for stealing hopes with flagrant abuses of the legal system, since the victims would ‘probably’ have lost their house anyway. They’re pushing congress to retroactively change the laws, so that nothing they have done will be illegal in the present, if it no longer is illegal in the past. Wall Street is pouring funds into congress to make this happen.

Nov 12 06:38

Obama claims strengthened hand in global dealings

David Werner
Associated Press

YOKOHAMA, Japan — President Barack Obama claimed a stronger hand on the world stage Friday despite electoral defeats at home, failure to get a free-trade agreement with South Korea and lackluster international support for his get-tough policy with China on trade and currency disputes.

Nov 11 23:34

REMEMBERING A MARTYR FOR PALESTINE: TO A CHILD WHO DREAMT OF FREEDOM

They left you to bleed to death. They watched as your innocent soul left your little body. They watched as your little loving heart stopped beating. They did nothing to save you. They feared you. They feared the little boy who stood up to their might, stood up to their tyranny, stood up to their killing machine and feared it not. They feared you because you are the generation that should have forgotten Palestine, that should have forgotten Jerusalem

Nov 11 23:19

CNN: North Korea Gave Iran Nuclear Technology

ditors Note: More rhetoric surfacing in the media setting a stage for a false flag attack within the U.S.; as pointed out by Gordon Duff recently. Based on the CNN report North Korea is now implemented in giving Iran nuclear materials.

If this is true this is scary to say the least. If it is hype this could signify the possibility of a staged event surfacing sometime in the coming months.

For now this is neatly tucked away in a mainstream CNN article, yet right in your face. What else have you overlooked? Have you looked up at the sky lately?

Nov 11 22:13

More Missile Mystery Stuff!

Good maps good vid or 2 and The Israeli's have tested some of their stuff there too.

Nov 11 21:14

Gerald Celente: The Coming Crash

Shepard Ambellas from The Intel Hub got an exclusive interview with Trends Forecaster and economist Gerald Celente. Some startling statements were made on that August day. However now it looks as if Gerald is on track once again.

The interview took a twist when Gerald started talking about terror attacks, and even got into BP.

When Gerald was asked about the forecast for what we are looking at in the next six months he said very sternly, very decisively “CRASH! – Everybody will know it by the time the clock strikes 2011?

Nov 11 19:51

GORDON DUFF: IN MOTION: THE PLOT TO DESTROY THE UNITED STATES

Plans are in motion for a “false flag” attack on America. Iran will be blamed, everyone knows that and Iran will be totally innocent. This is the last thing Iran would ever want. The most likely scenario is a nuclear attack. Two bombs are missing, bombs built by Israel in South Africa and lost long ago. These were supposedly Saddam’s bombs. Now we are told Iran has them. Israel has had them all along and the fear, they may be inside the United States already.

The Israeli game with these weapons is one of the worst kept secrets in the world and has already cost the deaths of many. It will take nothing short of the detonation of one of this Hiroshima sized Israeli nukes to push America into Israel’s war with Iran, much as hunting for these nukes which Israel informed President Bush were in Iraq, led “the decider” to making one of the many blunders of his career. Our next 9/11 will be nuclear.

Nov 11 19:17

140,000 FLORIDIANS LOSING FEDERAL UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS ON DEC. 11TH

Three federally funded unemployment programs are ending soon.

The programs are the additional compensation pay program, the emergency pay, and extended benefits.

Unless lawmakers intervene with another emergency package, the federal benefits will begin to expire starting Nov. 30 through Dec. 11.

Almost 3 million Americans, including 140,000 Floridians, are losing federal benefits.

For some people searching for work, these benefits are their last safety net...

Nov 11 17:03

Might Is Right, Chertoff scanners, NPR, Israel

Might Is Right
By Paul Craig Roberts
November 03, 2010 "Information Clearing House"
The full body scanners are manufactured by Rapiscan Systems, a firm represented by the Chertoff Group. The Chertoff Group is Michael Chertoff, a dual Israeli/US citizen appointed Secretary of Homeland Security in 2005 by Puppet President George W. Bush. The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) used Obama’s economic stimulus, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, to purchase 150 Rapiscan machines. Much larger purchases are in the works.
Chertoff is also the co-author of the USA PATRIOT Act, a piece of fascist legislation that destroys American civil liberties.

Nov 11 16:49

FULL METAL JACKET PART II: The War Comes Home

Wednesday, November 10, 2010
FULL METAL JACKET PART II: The War Comes Home: PTSD Vets Causing a Rise in Crime
"The Army and Marines take young people and rob them of their human emotions so they can kill without remorse. From my experiences in the Army's Basic Training and Advanced Individual Training courses, they strip you down physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually and turn you into a killing machine."
"Are these PTSD damaged troops that return home only here in body? Is their mind still in 'combat mode,' ready to blast away at any perceived threat? Depression, anger, insomnia, nightmares, flashbacks, paranoia are among its symptoms. Its sufferers often fall into alcoholism and drug addiction, some beat or shoot their wives or girlfriends."

Nov 11 16:39

Stewardesses Send Message to TSA

Stewardesses Send Message to TSA
Posted by Lew Rockwell on November 10, 2010 03:26 PM
This is excellent news. Stewardesses say to TSA: Keep your hands off my private parts. Pilots are saying the same, and so are many passengers. The State has, I think and hope, finally gone too far with its genital gropes and nuclear naked-photos. Even the MSM are starting to cover this police-state scandal, though not truthfully. Airports are today microcosms of what the State wants all of society to be. That is, they see taxpayers as cattle, and expect us to shut up and obey their thugs in blue costume. Well, maybe there’s a stampede coming.
http://www.abc15.com/dpp/lifestyle/travel/flight-attendants-union-upse...

Nov 11 15:33

GORDON DUFF: IN MOTION: THE PLOT TO DESTROY THE UNITED STATES

Plans are in motion for a nuclear device tied to Iran, brought into the country by Israel, to destroy an American city. Attempts to attribute these weapons to Iran, built by Israel in South Africa and “misplaced” in a very purposeful fashion, are made continually. Israel talks of little else behind closed doors.

The Israeli game with these weapons is one of the worst kept secrets in the world and has already cost the deaths of many. It will take nothing short of the detonation of one of this Hiroshima sized Israeli nukes to push America into Israel’s war with Iran, much as hunting for these nukes which Israel informed President Bush were in Iraq, led “the decider” to making one of the many blunders of his career. Our next 9/11 will be nuclear.

Nov 11 14:24

Western media frightened of the "F" word in its Israeli context

Alan Hart views the rapid rise of fascism in Israel and contrasts the debate taking place there regarding the extent to which the Zionist entity has become fascist with the Western mainstream media's unwillingness to give voice to those Israeli Jews who can see fascism coming.

Nov 11 14:23

Israel's self-destruction: reunifying the Palestinian nation

Jonathan Cook explains how the Israeli racial supremacists' insistence on a Jews-only state could backfire by uniting Palestinians inside Israel, the occupied territories and the diaspora behind "one binational, democratic state for all Palestinians and Jews in historic Palestine".

Nov 11 14:08

WESTERN MEDIA FRIGHTENED OF THE ‘F’ WORD IN ITS ISRAELI CONTEXT

By Alan Hart — My Catbird Seat

There is a debate in Israel about whether the Zionist state is on the slippery slope to fascism or is already fascist. As far as I am aware the mainstream Western media has not drawn any attention to this:

It was Albert Einstein, the father of modern physics, who, along with 27 other most influential Jews, first warned of the danger of the rise of fascism in Israel. In a letter to the Editor of The New York Times published on 4 December 1948, when Menachem Begin was soliciting support in America, they said this:

Nov 11 14:05

When to Sell Gold

Terry Coxson, Senior Editor
Casey Research

By now you have plenty of reason to congratulate yourself for having boarded the gold bandwagon. The early tickets are the cheap ones, and you’ve already had quite a ride. The best of the ride, I believe, is yet to come, and it should be very good indeed.

It should be so much fun that your wallet may start to feel a bit giddy – which can be dangerous. So it would be wise to consider, now, how things will be and how they will feel when the current bull market in gold reaches its “end of days.” Because it will end.

Nov 11 10:29

Threatening Russia and Iran? US and NATO deploy missile defense system in Turkey

Given the situation, many military and political experts in Russia come to the conclusion that by building such a system the United States seeks to offset the missile potential of Russia by deploying missile defense bases along the entire length of the Russian territory. Washington is aiming for a global missile defense shield, elements of which are already being built in the Far East, in the Indian Ocean and in the northern seas. Reports of the so-called “Turkish factor” have become particularly frequent ahead of NATO and Russia-NATO summits in Lisbon on November 19th and 20th.

Nov 11 09:35

German people in unprecedented rebellion against government: 1000 injured in protests in nuclear protests: police at breaking poin

The German people stopped a train--guarded by 17,000 police troops!-- from delivering nuclear reactor radioactive waste that would have endangered people. This report of events in Germany emphasizes the non-violent aspect of the rebellion, but some of the protestors, contrary to the philosophy of nonviolence, applied force: “A water cannon truck [that would have been used by the police to remove protestors] was blocked by tractors.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

GOOD ON THE GERMANS!!

Nov 11 09:35

Pessimism pervades as G20 leaders show sharp split

SEOUL, South Korea — A strong sense of pessimism shrouded the start of an economic summit of rich and emerging economies Thursday, with President Barack Obama and fellow world leaders arriving in Seoul sharply divided over currency and trade policies.

The Group of 20 summit, held for the first time in Asia, has become the centerpiece of international efforts to revive the global economy and prevent future financial meltdowns.

Nov 11 08:36

TSA porno-scanners: what they’re really looking for

“Female, anomaly, right breast.”

“Female, clear.”

“Male, clear.”

“Male, anomaly, right torso.”

“Female, anomaly, abdomen.”

The two suddenly erupt in laughter. I don’t know the joke, but it is all too easy to imagine what they find amusing.

The litany goes on, and I’m left to contemplate the dying Republic and the loss of any pretense of freedom, dignity, or basic decency. The contempt of the government for its victims is obvious. There is no reason to think that strip searches will stay confined to airports.

Nov 11 08:31

Pastor Indicted on 1st Degree Murder Charge

Innocent til proven guilty.

Nov 11 08:24

Our Banana Republic

We're number 1,in banana republics anyway.

Nov 11 08:23

Warning For North Korea As G20 Leaders Meet

Webmaster's Commentary: 

IF the best Obama can do is threaten North Korea, which has a very clear understanding of what happens to a nation without a nuclear deterrent (as in the case of Iraq), and make some kind of vanilla statement about how the G20 will work '...to achieve balanced, sustainable economic growth, then things are going very badly for the US at this conference.

Nov 11 08:18

WESTERN MEDIA FRIGHTENED OF THE “F” WORD IN ITS ISRAELI CONTEXT

The real struggle today is not between leftists and rightists, but rather, between democrats and fascists.”
As Einstein observed all those years ago, the American public “must” be informed about what is really happening in Israel. But there’s no chance that it will be as long as the mainstream media is unwilling to give voice to those Israeli Jews who can see fascism coming.

Nov 11 07:58

Global Warming and the Undead

Climate scientists plan campaign against global warming skeptics ... The American Geophysical Union plans to announce that 700 researchers have agreed to speak out on the issue. Other scientists plan a pushback against congressional conservatives who have vowed to kill regulations on greenhouse gas emissions ... Faced with rising political attacks, hundreds of climate scientists are joining a broad campaign to push back against congressional conservatives who have threatened prominent researchers with investigations and vowed to kill regulations to rein in man-made greenhouse gas emissions. – LA Times

Dominant Social Theme: Common sense must reassert itself. The message is important. The world will whither and die if it does not recognize global warming for the threat it is.

Nov 11 07:53

ISRAELI TACTICS ARE ‘UNITING’ PALESTINIANS - Jonathan Cook

Most of Mr Netanyahu’s cabinet, including Avigdor Lieberman, his foreign minister, barely conceal their opposition to Palestinian statehood. Instead, Mr Netanyahu has imposed a precondition of his own: that the Palestinians recognise Israel as the state of the Jewish people.

Nov 11 07:49

The Codex, Fluoride, Auschwitz, Monsanto Connection

What do Codex Alimentarius with its official food standards, the fluoridation of our water and food supply, genocide at the Auschwitz concentration camp, and Monsanto, the company responsible for genetically altering the world’s food supply all have in common? Is there a connection that binds these seemingly diverse organizations together? Yes, there is. In fact, they are so inextricably bound that separating them is all but impossible.

Let’s start at the beginning with Auschwitz and connect the dots.

Nov 11 07:42

Drifting Into Trouble In The Western Pacific

Hillary P.O.'s the Chinese.

Nov 11 06:00

LETTER TO THE BRITISH LIBERAL DEMOCRATS - STUART LITTLEWOOD

Israel’s current foreign minister, ex-bouncer Avigdor Lieberman, is a convicted child-beater and has been variously described as “a virulent racist” and “a certified gangster”. He directly violates international law by living in one of Israel’s illegal settlements. “If you liked Mussolini, if you were missing Stalin, you’ll love Lieberman,” a member of Israel’s Meretz party observed.

Nov 11 05:48

Amnesty Intl: US must begin criminal investigation of torture following Bush admission

Amnesty International today urged a criminal investigation into the role of former US President George W. Bush and other officials in the use of "enhanced interrogation techniques" against detainees held in secret US custody after the former president admitted authorizing their use.

In his memoirs, published yesterday, and in an interview on NBC News broadcast on 8 November 2010, the former President confirmed his personal involvement in authorising "water-boarding" and other techniques against "high value detainees".
"Under international law, the former President's admission to having authorized acts that amount to torture are enough to trigger the USA's obligations to investigate his admissions and if substantiated, to prosecute him," said Claudio Cordone, Senior Director at Amnesty International.
"His admissions also highlight once again the absence of accountability for the crimes under international law of torture and enforced disappearance committed by the USA."

Nov 11 05:45

ZIONISM NEEDS THE ISRAELI JEWS TO FEEL FRIGHTENED: ALAN HART

I blame America’s pork-barrel system of politics which puts what passes for democracy up for sale to the highest bidders. It just so happens that the Zionist lobby in association with its Christian fundamentalist allies is one of the highest bidders, if not the highest.

Nov 11 05:03

Letter to British Liberal Democrats: Protecting War Criminals

“just about lowest thing anyone could do”

By Stuart Littlewood – My Catbird Seat

“Whatever happened to the Liberal Democrats’ pledge to ‘reject all prejudice and discrimination based upon race, colour, religion, etc…’ and to ‘fight poverty, oppression, hunger, ignorance, disease and aggression wherever they occur and to promote the free movement of ideas, people, goods and services’?”

Nov 11 04:46

ZIONISM: The Need For Israeli Jews To Feel Frightened –ALAN HART

BY KOUROSH ZIABARI

Kourosh Ziabari: In your recent article “Zionism and Peace are Incompatible” you reach a point where you state “if it is the case that American presidents are frightened of provoking Israel, the conclusion would have to be that the Zionist state is a monster beyond control and that all efforts for peace are doomed to failure.” Is it really the case that Israel possesses an uncontrollable, disproportionate power which enables it to violate the international law and enjoy immunity from being held accountable before the international community? What’s the source of this unwarrantable power and influence?

Alan Hart: Let’s start with Reality Number One.

Nov 11 02:34

FCC investigates Google for Street View privacy breach

The Federal Communications Commission said Wednesday it is investigating a data breach by Google, whose Street View mapping cars scooped up e-mail addresses and passwords from unencrypted residential Wi-Fi networks.

“Last month, Google disclosed that its Street View cars collected passwords, e-mails and other personal information wirelessly from unsuspecting people across the country,” said Michele Ellison, the FCC’s enforcement bureau chief. “In light of their public disclosure, we can now confirm that the Enforcement Bureau is looking into whether these actions violate the Communications Act.”

Nov 11 01:59

FDA Sets Sights On Small Farms, Orders Morningland Dairy to Destroy 50,000 Pounds of Cheese

Doreen Hannes is an unpaid, volunteer media liason for Morningland Dairy. Morningland Dairy was recently ordered to destroy 50,000 pounds of cheese.

Essentially, the police arrested the cheese.

This is not only an attack on Morningland, this is an attack on our food freedom! The government, once again playing god, has basically declared themselves the masters of our food supply.

Nov 10 20:04

Staged Government Terror: An Open Admission Within The British House of Lords

Brandon Turbeville
Activist Post

If there was any doubt that governments fund terror and stage false flag attacks against themselves, that doubt should be erased by a recent exchange within the British House of Lords.

In addressing his peers in the House, Lord James of Blackheath revealed that he had been involved in the laundering of billions of pounds of terrorist money, specifically that of the IRA and various North African terrorists at the behest of the Bank of England. James also explained that he had been contacted by a secretive organization that was offering to help Britain pay off its extraordinary debt.

Nov 10 19:36

All Eyes On Judge Nancy Russo - Ohio GMAC Foreclosure Case May Set Anti-Wall Street Precedent

“The banks want to wish this away and pretend like it doesn’t exist.”

Nov 10 18:39

BREAKING NEWS: 10 Aid Workers Held Hostage on Greek Owned Ship: Gaza Road to Hope Convoy

"We are being forcefully taken out of the harbour with the captain going crazy ordering the ship to leave!!!" Ken O'Keefe

The violent Greek owner who is also its captain of “Strofades IV” has just disembarked (as at 22.50 GMT) through a side door of the ship, onto a speed boat. His speed boat has made for another cargo vessel in Derna the harbour – “Odin Finder”. None of our guys now know who is in charge of Strofades IV, or where it is destined to go.

Nov 10 14:51

Letter to UK Liberal Democrats: protecting war criminals "lowest thing anyone could do"

Stuart Littlewood challenges Britain's Liberal Democrats, the junior partners in the Conservative-led governing coalition, to confirm or deny Foreign Secretary William Hague's claim that they had agreed to amend UK law so that Israeli war crimes suspects can visit Britain without fear of prosecution under universal jurisdiction.

Nov 10 12:59

Meg McLain Singled out by the TSA, Cuffed to a Chair, Her Ticket Ripped up

The TSA chose Meg McLain for special screening. They wanted her to go through the new porno-scanners. When she opted out, TSA agents raised an enormous ruckus. When she asked some question about what they planned to do to her, they flipped out.

TSA agents yelled at her, handcuffed her to a chair, ripped up her ticket, called in 12 local Miami cops and finally escorted her out of the airport. Listen to her story as she told it on radio show Free Talk Live last night. Things are truly getting scary.

Nov 10 12:50

Union President Tells US Airways Pilots to Avoid Body Scanners

The head of the pilot union at US Airways is advising his members not to go through the body scanners, the same recommendation that the Allied Pilots Association president at American Airlines had given his members.

The reason in both cases was health-related: The union leaders say pilots shouldn’t submit to the repeated doses of radiation.

President Mike Cleary of the US Airline Pilots Association said pilots should first search for a security checkpoint that doesn’t have the scanners.

Nov 10 11:49

Mass Extinction Events – Are We Next?

Feeling secure with life these days? If you are secure like granite then you should possibly have your head examined and confess all your sins because insecurity is one of the facts of life. After all we might be knocking on the gates of heaven at any moment if we are good little boys and girls; life for any of us could end in the next day.

There are no guarantees in life but one. But to talk about the one solid framework of life one has to get religious, one has to talk about God or what I like to call the light of pure consciousness. No matter what, we can count on the backbone of the universe to shine 24/7 no matter what we are doing or where we are, and that is why it says to seek first the kingdom of heaven because if you do, you discover the eternal light that never fails.

Nov 10 09:47

US rejects UN call to abolish death penalty

The United States dismissed international calls Tuesday to abolish the death penalty as friends and foes alike delivered their recommendations on how Washington can improve its human rights record.

U.S. State Department legal adviser Harold Koh said capital punishment was permitted under international law, brushing aside long-standing appeals by European countries and others to temporarily halt or completely abolish the death penalty, which critics say is inhumane and unfairly applied.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

In this country, if one has money, the death penalty is rarely applied (think OJ Simpson and his "dream team", which got him acquitted of killing his ex-wife).

When one does not have money in this country, one is apt to be represented by an overworked, under-staffed and under-resourced public defender, who many times is woefully unprepared.

Nov 10 07:29

Drones Being Developed For Personal Use: Celebs Beware!

They could put your mind at ease - or do very much the opposite.

A new arms race is on and it could change everything from the way we parent to how we get our celebrity gossip.

Nov 10 07:04

Ireland's crisis flares as investors dump bonds

DUBLIN – Ireland's financial troubles loomed large Wednesday as investors — betting that the country soon could join Greece in seeking a bailout from the European Union — drove the interest rate on the country's 10-year borrowing to a new high.

Nov 10 07:01

Chinese father punished for food safety activism

BEIJING – A father who organized a support group for other parents whose children were sickened in one of China's worst food safety scandals was convicted and sentenced Wednesday to 2 1/2 years in prison for inciting social disorder, his lawyer said.

Nov 10 06:57

China's Lead Credit Rating Agency Downgrades U.S., Second Time This Year

China’s Dagong Global Credit Rating Co. reduced its credit rating for the U.S. to A+ from AA, citing a deteriorating intent and ability to repay debt obligations after the Federal Reserve announced more monetary easing.

Nov 10 06:55

Pentagon working to solve mystery missile launch

WASHINGTON - U.S. officials are scrambling to explain a possible missile launch off the coast of Los Angeles, but a day after a vapor trail was caught on tape the incident remains a mystery, a Pentagon spokesman said on Tuesday.

Nov 10 06:52

State and federal marijuana laws collide

People who use marijuana for medicinal purposes in states where it is legal are being penalized by the federal government because pot is still illegal under U.S. law.

Nov 10 06:37

Independence Criminalized: The Great Wall of Bureaucracy Comes to America

If people let government decide what foods they eat and what medicines they take, their bodies will soon be in as sorry a state as are the souls of those who live under tyranny. -- Thomas Jefferson

Michael Edwards
Activist Post

The purge of the farming class in various Communist dictatorships is well documented. The regimes in China (1958-62) and Russia into the Ukraine (1920-39), identified those who were independent of state control, and implemented a heavy-handed oppression designed to turn true productivity toward collectivist goals. These regimes are but a version of what is being proposed in modern America.

Nov 10 06:27

ISRAELI NAZISM (NOT ANTI-SEMITISM) IS THE REAL ISSUE

In fact, it is manifestly clear that Israel uses, or more correctly, misuses the issue of anti-Semitism as its ultimate red herring to distract attention from its affronting criminality in occupied Palestine.

Nov 10 06:23

See George Write (Cindy Sheehan's take on the new GWB self-exculpating tome)

George calls his book Decision Points. What a title for the ol' Decider himself! George's "Decisions" rank near the very top in U.S. history for heartache and despair, and reportedly, in the book, he says that his biggest "failure" as POTUS was not privatizing Social Security. Not the deaths, or displacement of millions of people from his phony War on Terror, or the torture and false imprisonment of thousands, or the near total collapse of the global economy, or the fact that his administration ignored many warnings of an impending attack in the US before 9/11, or the gutting of public education, or the continuing destruction of the environment, or his non-response to Katrina, or (fill in the blank).

I am not going to write a review of Decision Points because I would rather read the Manhattan white pages than read whatever garbage emanates from the mind of Puppet-Liar-Bush and his ghost-writer(s). I have about, oh, say--10,000 other things I would rather spend $35 U.S.D. on, for sure. Besides all that, I am sure there's about as much truth in Bush's book as the piece of fiction that came out of the 9/11 Commission.

Nov 10 06:04

OBAMA AND JIHAD AND HOW NOT TO FIGHT TERRORISM

Today there are few if any real experts who would deny that Bush and Blair’s approach to counter-terrorism made the two of them the best recruiting sergeants for violent Islamic fundamentalism in all of its forms and franchises.

Nov 10 05:33

Retail Shakeout Picking Up Steam: Lowe's Shuts Down Two Stores in California

Citing inadequate past sales and bleak projections, Lowe's closed two of its Inland Empire stores Sunday night, leaving 181 people jobless.

The two locations were at 4060 N. Hallmark Parkway in San Bernardino and 15000 Dale Evans Parkway in north Apple Valley, said company spokeswoman Maureen Wallace.

"Initial sales were well below projections and they haven't improved over time," Wallace said. "Lowe's just couldn't see a scenario that led to a profitability."...

...Wallace said there was no closing sale. Merchandise will be returned to a distribution center or moved to other locations, she said.

Jeff Starnes, Lowe's regional vice president for Southern California, praised the employees and said they worked hard to keep customers coming back.

Nov 10 04:10

Video: The Threat is from the new McCarthyism NOT the new antisemitism

Independant Jewish Voices-Canada has released a new video:

Defend Free Speech: The threat is from the new McCarthyism NOT the new antisemitism.

It is a strong refutation of the legitimacy of the Canadian Parliamentary Coalition to Combat Antisemitism (CPCCA) meeting today and tomorrow. The Harper government has given then a $451,000 grant to advance repression against free speech that criticizes Israeli war crimes or Zionist ideology. The CPCCA is focused against the Palestinian human rights solidarity movement.

Nov 10 04:02

Harper on Israel: Is the Prime Minister mentally sound?

His dedication to that country supersedes his commitment to his own. That would be disturbing enough if Harper were merely a private citizen. But as prime minister it is beyond the pale and it isn't much of a stretch to suggest it borders on the betrayal of Canada and certainly Canadian interests. For what does it mean that Harper will defend Israel no matter the consequences for Canada?

Harper referred in his speech to "the anti-Israeli mob." I have to presume here that he is referring to all the Arab and Muslim countries which regularly criticize Israel at the UN. But, of course, not only them. UN resolutions criticizing Israel are regularly supported by virtually every country with the exception of Israel, the U.S. and -- sometimes -- El Salvador. Is the whole of the UN membership part of the "mob"?

Harper's disturbing performance sends a clear message: Canada is prepared to sacrifice relations with all other countries if it has to defend Israel. Coming off the rejection of Canada for a Security Council seat, Harper deems determined to islate himself even more, and Canada along with him.

Nov 09 23:21

Paul Craig Roberts: Phantom Jobs

If we cannot trust what the government tells us about weapons of mass destruction, terrorist events, and the reasons for its wars and bailouts, can we trust the government’s statement last Friday that the US economy gained 151,000 payroll jobs during October?

Apparently not. After examining the government’s report, statistician John Williams (shadowstats.com) reported that the jobs were “phantom jobs” created by “concurrent seasonal factor adjustments.” In other words, the 151,000 jobs cannot be found in the unadjusted underlying data. The jobs were the product of seasonal adjustments concocted by the BLS.

As usual, the financial press did no investigation and simply reported the number handed to the media by the government.

Nov 09 23:01

Report to the United Nations On The Human Rights Record of the United States

There has been substantial international concern voiced about the tarnished human rights record of the United States. Much of the concern relates to the treatment of those implicated in the “war on terror.” There has been little attention paid to the fact that the United States Government is now targeting its own citizens in manners both brutal and patently illegal.

The reports ITHACA submits to the UNHCHR focus on two issues where the United States has systematically deprived its own citizens of their inherent rights, property and in some cases, their lives. We will be addressing 1) the issue of court authorized conservatorship and 2) the attacks on human rights defenders.

Nov 09 22:53

Mysterious Missile Launched in Southern California and Phoenix: IHNN News Update Contrail or Missile?

A mysterious missile launch in Southern California has created an uproar after it was filmed by a local news helicopter. The Pentagon CANNOT, “confirm anything.” On Nov. 5th a missile was apparently spotted in Phoenix Arizona. Two missiles in two days?

Some officials have explained the event as a simple contrail. This is absolutely ridiculous and anyone with brain cells should be able to see through this coverup.

This event coincides with a report on ICBM Malfunctions which documented the engineering failure that led to the temporary shut down of 50 land based nuclear missiles.

Pentagon Expects Report on ICBM Malfunction This Month

Tuesday, November 9th GSN

Nov 09 22:42

No Charges In CIA Waterboarding Video Destruction

No criminal charges will be filed against CIA officials involved in destroying videotapes of harsh interrogations of terrorism suspects, the US justice department has said.

The CIA destroyed 92 tapes of al-Qaeda operatives Abu Zubaydah and Abd al-Nashiri being waterboarded in 2005. Jose Rodriguez, a former clandestine officer, approved the move out of concern the tapes could harm the CIA.

The investigation has spanned nearly three years.

Nov 09 22:32

Pilots Association urges airline pilots to opt out of TSA naked body scanners

In yet another significant blow to the TSA’s naked body scanners, the president of the Allied Pilots Association (APA) issued a letter urging all pilots to opt out of the naked body scanners, also known as Advanced Imaging Technology (AIT).

“Backscatter AIT devices now being deployed produce ionizing radiation, which could be harmful to your health,” wrote Allied Pilots Association president Dave Bates. He then went on to add:

Nov 09 21:49

Chromium plume spreads in Calif. town's water

LOS ANGELES — A tiny desert town whose plight was made famous by the movie "Erin Brockovich" has seen a dramatic increase in the size of a toxic plume of chromium as it has spread to multiple groundwater wells.

Water regulators earlier this year discovered a well with increasing concentrations of the cancer-causing pollutant and now even more wells have been uncovered with elevated levels, said Lauri Kemper, assistant executive officer of the Lahontan Regional Water Quality Control board.

The contamination was first publicized during a 1996 court case in which PG&E settled with more than 600 Hinkley residents for $333 million. Many sick residents blamed the contaminated water for their crippling health problems that included Hodgkin's disease and breast cancer.

Nov 09 21:41

Jack DeCoster’s Salmonella Touch: Another massive egg recall

Another massive egg recall, another tie to scofflaw Jack DeCoster.

Nearly 300,000 eggs have been recalled, affecting eight states, after Cal-Maine Foods, Inc. got word on Friday from the FDA that eggs from one of its suppliers, Ohio Fresh Eggs, tested positive for Salmonella Enteritidis (SE). Cal-Maine processed and packaged 24,000 dozen eggs in its Green Forest, Arkansas facility under the Sunny Meadow, Springfield Grocer, Sun Valley and James Farm labels.

Cartons bearing plant number P1457 with Julian dates of 282, 284 and 285 are being recalled. The Julian date follows the plant number, for example: P1457-282.

Nov 09 18:23

Mysterious Missile Launched in Southern California and Phoenix

A mysterious missile launch in Southern California has created an uproar after it was filmed by a local news helicopter. The Pentagon CANNOT, "confirm anything."

On Nov. 5th a missile was apparently spotted in Phoenix Arizona.

Two missiles in two days?

Pentagon officials have asked all personal to go back and make sure that all missiles are accounted for. Military officials are apparently leaning towards the theory that it was a jet aircraft due to the fact that they can not explain it as anything else.

Nov 09 16:57

Mystery “missile launch” off California – solved?

There’s quite a buzz in the blogosphere about this video shot by a KCBS News helicopter. Explanations range from “Moonbeam Gov. Jerry Brown is headed home to visit relatives” to “missile launch kept secret by the Pentagon”.

Whatever it is, I’ve seen nothing like it. The speed doesn’t match a missile, but the trajectory and cloud pattern certainly seems to. Perhaps our readers can help figure this out. One alert reader “slp” posted in comments a link to a likely Occams Razor style explanation.

watch the video:

Nov 09 15:32

No charges to be filed in destruction of CIA tapes

David Edwards
Raw Story

There will be no criminal charges over the destruction of CIA tapes showing interrogation of terrorism detainees, according to a new report.

Federal prosecutors have determined that there is not enough evidence . . . .

Nov 09 14:10

As Obama Arrives in Jakarta, Secret Docs Show U.S.-Backed Indonesian Special Forces Unit Targets Papuan Churches, Civilians

President Obama arrived in Indonesia today on the second stop of a 10-day trip to Asia. It’s Obama’s first state visit to Indonesia after having lived there for four years as a child. We go to Jakarta to speak with investigative journalist and activist Allan Nairn, who has just released secret documents from Kopassus—the feared Indonesian special forces—which has been responsible for human rights abuses since the 1950s. Earlier this year, the Obama administration lifted a 12-year funding ban for the training of Kopassus. While Obama talks about human rights, the documents indicate that Kopassus targets churches and civilians and includes a Kopassus enemies list topped by a local Baptist minister in West Papua.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Translation: Obama has decided that the US needs to keep the current Indonesian President Yudhoyono in power, and even to the point of supporting the brutal Indonesian Special Forces, the Kopassus.

Nov 09 13:27

The parcel bomb plot: Al-Qaeda's gift to Israel

Maidhc Ó Cathail argues that the recent Yemen-linked parcel bomb plot, responsibility for which has been claimed by the Al-Qaeda franchise in the Arabian Peninsula, serves only to aid Israeli propaganda and help mobilize Israel's stooges in the West.

Nov 09 12:08

Mysterious Missile Launched in Southern California and Possibly Phoenix, Pentagon CANNOT Confirm Who Fired It

Fox News is reporting that the Pentagon does NOT know who fired the missile and therefore cannot deem the immediate area safe.

Last night a mysterious missile was fired of the coast of southern California. Right now we do not know who fired it or why. This is a very curious incident that could possibly be used as a staged event.

Video was taken from a KCBS chopper that showed a huge contrail which obviously indicates some sort of missile launch. If witnesses had not got this launch on video, the Pentagon may have denied that it happened all together.

Nov 09 11:28

Settlement deadline passes for ill 9/11 responders

NEW YORK — Thousands of 9/11 rescue and recovery workers who sued New York City over their exposure to toxic dust are waiting to learn whether they'll get any money from a big settlement in the case.

A midnight deadline came and went for ground zero workers to decide whether to join the deal.

Nov 09 09:08

Cholera In Haiti Capital Confirmed

A cholera epidemic has spread into Haiti's capital, imperiling nearly 3 million people living in Port-au-Prince, nearly half of them in unsanitary tent camps for the homeless from the Jan. 12 earthquake.

Health authorities told The Associated Press on Monday that tests confirmed a 3-year-old boy who hadn't been out of the city had caught the disease. More than 100 other suspected cholera cases among city residents also were being tested.

The outbreak has already killed at least 544 people in Haiti, Health Ministry Executive Director Gabriel Timothee told the AP.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Oddly, there seems to be no real will on the part of the international community or the US to send the level of assistance the Haitian people so desperately need to but the brakes on this epidemic.

Nov 09 09:04

California's unemployment fund has deficit of $10.3 billion

California businesses already pay some of the highest unemployment taxes in the country – and the tab is likely to increase.

The recession and the Legislature's decision years ago to raise benefits have drained the state unemployment insurance fund, which now has a estimated $10.3 billion deficit...

Nov 09 08:36

Wednesday, November 24, 2010 is NATIONAL OPT-OUT DAY!

It's the day ordinary citizens stand up for their rights, stand up for liberty, and protest the federal government's desire to virtually strip us naked, or have the option for an "enhanced pat down" that touches breasts and genitals. Because you should never have to explain to your children, "Remember that no stranger can touch or see your privates, unless it's a government employee, then it's OK."

The goal of National Opt Out Day is to send a message to our lawmakers that we demand change. No naked body scanners, no government-approved groping. We have a right to privacy and buying a plane ticket should not mean that we're guilty until proven innocent.

Nov 09 08:27

Jack DeCoster’s Salmonella Touch: Another massive egg recall

Jack DeCoster, owner of Wright County Egg, involved in this year’s half-billion egg recall after 1,600 people were sickened by salmonella poisoning, has a decades-long history of environmental and labor law violations.

* Providing a timeline of infractions covering decades, The Atlantic said, “[Wright County Egg owner, Jack] DeCoster has left a trail of illness, injury, mistreatment, and death in his wake for decades. That he has been left to police himself for so long is a stunning testament to the failure of federal regulators.”
* The AP reported that “his facilities tested positive for salmonella contamination hundreds of times in the two years before this summer’s outbreak.”

Nov 09 07:43

Criminal barbering? Raids at Orange County shops lead to arrests, raise questions

Editor's Note: Is this really the type of country we want? This type of raid-style enforcement is better suited to third world dictatorships. Guilty until proven innocent is not American. And for those who love the police state, do you think that paying for 14 agents to raid a barber shop is your tax money well spent?

Orlando Sentinel

As many as 14 armed Orange County deputies, including narcotics agents, stormed Strictly Skillz barbershop during business hours on a Saturday in August, handcuffing barbers in front of customers during a busy back-to-school weekend.

Nov 09 07:16

Yemen faces 'complicated' juggling act on security

The young man behind the wall of wire mesh was smiling - a little surprisingly, as he was in Yemen's State Security Court on trial for his life.

Hisham Mohammed Assem, 19, is accused of killing a French businessman here in Sanaa on 6 October and wounding one of his British colleagues.

...

He denied the charges, called al-Qaeda "destroyers" and said his confession had been extracted under torture.

He claimed he had a personal issue with the Frenchman, with whom he worked as a security guard. Mr Assem said he had intended to frighten him, but not to kill him.

Nov 09 06:52

TSA Officer Planted “Cocaine” on Passengers

For ordinary, law-abiding citizens, trying to get through airport security can be stressful even under the best of circumstances. The airport is hardly the proper venue for a practical joke.

Case in point: A “fun loving” security officer with the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) at the Philadelphia International Airport pretended to find a bag of cocaine in at least two passengers’ bags.

It was a prank that he, but not the travelers, thought was “funny.” One of the passengers freaked out, with good reason, and reported the incident.

Nov 09 06:38

Keiser Report 93: Silver Suppression

Nov 09 06:35

THE PARCEL BOMB PLOT—AL-QAEDA’S GIFT TO ISRAEL

Israel must be very grateful indeed for this latest terror scare. If Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula did not exist, they might have to invent it.

Nov 09 06:04

HOW TO ANGER THE PRO-ISRAEL LOBBY

The central issue is 62 years of criminal oppression. The charges include land theft, illegal occupation, ethnic cleansing, disregard for human rights, and war crimes such as those documented in the Goldstone Report. The action required is set out in international law, numerous UN resolutions and every code of human decency

Nov 09 06:01

Obama returns fire after China slams Fed's move

President Barack Obama defended the Federal Reserve's policy of printing dollars on Monday after China and Russia stepped up criticism ahead of this week's Group of 20 meeting.

The G20 summit has been pitched as a chance for leaders of the countries that account for 85 percent of world output to prevent a currency row escalating into a rush to protectionism that could imperil the global recovery.

Nov 09 04:57

OUTRAGE: Morgan Stanley Banker Escapes Felony For Hit And Run 'Because It Could Jeopardize His Job'

Phone number for the DA's office is included, should be inclined to call.

The victim, Dr. Steven Milo, whom Erzinger allegedly hit in July, suffered spinal cord injuries, bleeding from his brain and, according to his lawyer Harold Haddon, "lifetime pain."

But District Attorney Mark Hurlbert says it wouldn't be wise to prosecute Erzinger -- doing so might hurt his source of income.

Nov 09 04:19

Israeli control of US nukes? Is that what makes US presidents helpless, kowtowing kiss-asses to Israeli war criminals?

Besides, putting lots of discrete pieces together, including published information on Israeli penetration of the telecommunications, security and cybernetic systems in the US since the 1970s and 1980s, the movement of Israelis (with or without dual nationality) or American Jews serving Israel across the US and Israeli governments and lobbies like AIPAC, and the presence of Israelis (again with or without dual nationality) and American Jews serving Israel throughout the US national security apparatus for decades (remember the far-from-unique stories of Lani Kass or David Wurmser, much less the likes of “Scooter” Libby or Rahm Emanuel?), one thing seems painfully clear to me. This is that Israel has had ongoing access for decades to US nuclear codes and systems, and may well be able to override safeguards here to obtain command and control (and therefore targeting and launch capabilities) over at least US land-based strategic nuclear systems.

Nov 08 22:24

Cards added to WRH Holiday graphic products

Webmaster's Commentary: 

A couple readers write in asking for the "Peace on Earth, because we only get one" to be available on cards, so those have been added.

Nov 08 21:54

“HE’S NEITHER ALIVE NOR DEAD”: THE RESURRECTION OF ARIEL SHARON

when Sharon first went into the coma, what legacy he left to the Jewish state. It is a legacy of calculated carnage both of the people of Palestine and Judaism; it is imaged in his Wall of Fear that physically imprisons the Palestinians on one side and psychologically imprisons the Jews in fear and victimhood, a true legacy of isolationist tribalism as their efforts to control thought symbolizes. Magnify and multiply the abuses this man inflicted in 2005 by the atrocities of the 2006 Lebanon invasion.

Nov 08 18:10

Can the BBC be trusted to handle its own complaints?

Richard Lightbown describes how his complaint to the BBC about the Panorama documentary "Death on the Med" had been "fobbed off with a variety of excuses and imaginative distortions of the facts". He says the BBC can no longer be trusted to regulate itself and must be brought under the control of the UK telecommunications regulator Ofcom.

Nov 08 18:08

How to anger the pro-Israel lobby: Tell how it really is in Gaza, especially if you’re an archbishop

Stuart Littlewood views what seems to be a lone principled voice among Western churchmen, Archbishop of Wales Dr Barry Morgan, whose campaign for justice for the people of Gaza has earned him the wrath of Israel’s stooges in the Anglican Church.

Nov 08 18:07

Rabbis’ edict bars renting to Arabs: Galilee cities vie for title of “most racist”

Jonathan Cook reports on a wave of anti-Arab racism sweeping through the Upper Galilee and led by rabbis, which aims at ostracizing and ethnically cleansing Israel's own Arab citizens.

Nov 08 18:06

Obama and Jihad and how not to fight terrorism

Alan Hart reminds Western leaders that the principal cause of "terrorism" is injustice - the injustice that leads communities to tolerate and harbour "extremists" - and that at the core of the injustice that feeds political terror by Muslim and Arab groups is the double standard of Western foreign policy in the Middle East and beyond.

Nov 08 17:44

Vermont nuke plant closes after radioactive water leak

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Technicians at the Vermont Yankee nuclear plant began work Monday morning to fix a pipe that leaked radioactive water and forced the plant to shut down.

The technicians had to wait 13 hours for the plant to cool down before they could get into the area where the leak was spotted on Sunday by routine surveillance.

Now that they're inside the technicians are checking to see "what the repair options are and how long the plant will be offline," plant spokesman Larry Smith. said Monday.

The nuclear reactor was taken out of service at 7 p.m. Sunday

Nov 08 14:33

Military-Industrial Agriculture; A War Against The Earth

The war mentality underlying military-industrial agriculture is evident from the names of Monsanto’s herbicides – ”Round-Up”, ”Machete”, ”Lasso”. American Home Products, which has merged with Monsanto, gives its herbicides similarly aggressive names, including ”Pentagon” and ”Squadron”.This is the language of war. Sustainability is based on peace with the earth.

The war against the earth begins in the mind. Violent thoughts shape violent actions. Violent categories construct violent tools. And nowhere is this more vivid than in the metaphors and methods on which industrial, agricultural and food production is based. Factories that produced poisons and explosives to kill people during wars were transformed into factories producing agri-chemicals after the wars.

Nov 08 13:57

Dollar Gains as Euro Concerns Resurface

NEW YORK — The dollar mostly bounced higher against the euro Monday, building on Friday's gains as debt woes in Ireland reawakened concerns about the euro area's economic prospects.

Nov 08 12:25

The Deliberate Debasing of Humanity

The medical elite have resumed their offensives against natural medicine. At the same time the most elite private bank in the world just decided to print 600 billion odd dollars, creating a lot more counterfeit legal tender funny money for the American government to misspend and be cruel with. It is all about money and power, after all, and about abuse by the modern day kings and queens, emperors, pharaohs, dukes, princes and princesses ending up on top as they usually do. The rich have never been richer and the middle class is being crushed in order to sustain them at the pinnacle of power and wealth.

Nov 08 12:05

The rest of the world goes West when America prints more money

The Federal Reserve's words may have been anodyne. "We will adjust the programme as needed to best foster maximum employment and price stability," said the US central bank's Open Market Committee. But by announcing another round of "quantitative easing", America is rightfully incurring the wrath not only of the emerging giants of the East, but the eurozone too.

China gave the States a public tongue-lashing. Measures to cap trade surpluses would "hark back to the days of planned economies", said Cui Tiankai, who will be one of China's lead negotiators in Seoul.

Germany also waded in, using industrial-strength language to describe the Fed's latest move. "With all due respect, US policy is clueless," remarked the finance minister, Wolfgang Schäuble.

Nov 08 11:22

Nuclear Plants in New York and Vermont Shut Down, Tensions Rising?

On Sunday two nuclear power plants, both owned by Entergy were forced to shut down.
A nuclear plant in New York City was shut down Sunday after a transformer exploded. Officials reported no injuries in the explosion. In Vermont, a leaky pipe caused the emergency shutdown of The Vermont Yankee nuclear plant. Local officials have said the leaky pipe posed no immediate health concerns.

Associated Press:

BUCHANAN, N.Y. – A transformer exploded at a nuclear power plant north of New York City, leading to an emergency shut down of one of its reactors.
An official with the Indian Point plant in Buchanan says no one was injured in Sunday’s explosion.

The plant is owned by Entergy Corp. Company spokesman Jim Steets says no radioactive materials leaked.

Nov 08 11:21

ATMs Crash Across The Country After “Bank Holiday” Warning

Following rumors of a “bank holiday” that could limit or prevent altogether cash withdrawals later this week, Twitter and other Internet forums were raging yesterday about numerous ATMs across the country that crashed in the early hours of Sunday morning, preventing customers from performing basic transactions.

It’s unknown whether the crashes were partly a result of a surge of people trying to withdraw their money in preparation for any feared bank shutdown, or if mere technical glitches were to blame. The fact that the problem affected numerous different banks in different parts of the U.S. would seem to indicate the former.

Nov 08 10:19

World Bank signals that it and its cohorts control world's gold

The system should evaluate using gold as a reference point of market expectations about inflation, deflation and future currency values, World Bank President Zoellick writes, noting that while textbooks may view gold as “old money,” markets use it today as an alternative monetary asset.

A system based on gold, a metal thoroughly controlled by world banksters, would be even worse than what we have now.

Nov 08 08:29

Lawsuits: Banks foreclosed after deciding payments too small

Grocery store owners William and Esperanza Casco were making enough money to stay current on their mortgage, but when JPMorgan Chase & Co. offered a plan that reduced their payments, they figured they could use the extra cash and signed up.

The Cascos say they never missed a subsequent payment, so they were horrified when the bank decided the smaller payments weren't enough and foreclosed on their modest Long Beach home.

Their story is echoed across the country by people who claim — some in lawsuits — that banks didn't live up to their end of the deal when they agreed to trial mortgage modifications.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Unflipping believable.

Nov 08 08:08

Health Reform Spawning Scams and Fraud

Scammers are attacking our bank accounts, credit cards, debit cards, and our identities. They are assaulting us over the internet, over the phone and in our homes. The con artists are becoming increasingly sophisticated at their games. One new alarming trend is for the scammers to sell fraudulent health care insurance. In the following article Parija Kavilanz of CNNMoney.com highlights what to watch out for and how to protect yourself from health insurance scams...

Nov 08 08:00

Time to end war against the earth

The war mentality underlying military-industrial agriculture is evident from the names of Monsanto’s herbicides – ”Round-Up”, ”Machete”, ”Lasso”. American Home Products, which has merged with Monsanto, gives its herbicides similarly aggressive names, including ”Pentagon” and ”Squadron”. This is the language of war. Sustainability is based on peace with the earth.

The war against the earth begins in the mind. Violent thoughts shape violent actions. Violent categories construct violent tools. And nowhere is this more vivid than in the metaphors and methods on which industrial, agricultural and food production is based. Factories that produced poisons and explosives to kill people during wars were transformed into factories producing agri-chemicals after the wars.

Nov 08 07:48

Obama conducting ‘reign of terror’ against suspected White House leakers

(WMR) -- President Obama was urged by the few White House insiders from whom he still takes advice to leave the country on his 10-day Asian trip, his longest trip abroad since becoming president, in order to not inflict any more damage to the Democratic Party in the wake of one of the worst electoral defeats for the party of an incumbent president in recent history.

According to sources close to the White House, who put themselves in great danger by even talking to members of the media, the plans to have Obama leave for a visit to India, Pakistan, Indonesia, South Korea, and Japan are an attempt to get Obama out of the country while top Democrats can sort through the political disaster created for the party by Obama’s increasingly detached-from-reality presidency.

Virtual political guerrilla warfare has broken out between Obama’s inner circle on one hand and senior Democratic officials, including outgoing House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Democratic Party strategist James Carville, former Demcratic National Committee chairman Howard Dean, and, behind-the-scenes, Vice President Joe Biden and former President Bill Clinton, on the other.

Nov 08 07:22

U.S. Rejects Israel Call For Military Threat Against Iran

Did somebody get a backbone?

Nov 08 07:19

KHALID AMAYREH: FATAH USING IRAN BOGEY TO JUSTIFY SURRENDER TO ISRAEL

Must Hamas give up on the right of return for the refugees for the sake of Hillary Clinton’s blue eyes? Must Hamas give its full consent and blessing to the daily criminal acts by Jewish settlers against Palestinians and their property? Must Hamas sing the ha’tekva, (the Israeli national anthem) in order to find acceptance in Ramallah and Tel Aviv and Washington?

Nov 08 06:58

SUPREME COURT BACKS JEWS-ONLY HOUSING IN JAFFA NEIGHBORHOOD

The petitioners said the decision was discriminatory, because it would exclude anyone other than members of the religious Zionist community from purchasing an apartment in the complex, which is situated in a neighborhood where a majority of the residents are Arab.

Nov 08 06:43

JONATHAN COOK: SAFED ‘THE MOST RACIST CITY’ IN ISRAEL

The rabbis’ statements have provoked a series of attacks by ultranationalist Jews, in which several Arab homes have been attacked to chants of “Death to the Arabs”. In one recent incident, three Arab students were beaten as shots were fired.

Nov 08 06:12

Highly Enriched Uranium Has a Spot Price on the Black Market?

Nuclear smuggling bust in Georgia reveals that nuclear bomb grade uranium has been sold on the black market long enough to have a standard price per gram.

Eric Blair
Activist Post

In March of this year two Armenians were arrested smuggling high grade nuclear material through Georgia. Not many details about the case have been reported until a recent release by the Associated Press which did reveal something quite startling: highly enriched uranium has a "typical" price on the black market, suggesting that the trade has been active enough for some measurable capacity. According to the AP:

Nov 08 05:48

Pennsylvania Homeland Security office engaged in domestic surveillance, compared political groups to Al Qaeda

Donald Gillian
The Patriot-News

Pennsylvania made national news in September for all the wrong reasons.

The Patriot-News reported that Pennsylvania’s Office of Homeland Security had been tracking groups engaged in lawful, peaceful protests, including groups opposed to natural gas drilling, peace activists and gay rights groups. An embarrassed Gov. Ed Rendell, who said that he had been unaware of the program until he read the newspaper, issued an immediate order to halt it.

It turns out the homeland security office or its private consultant were doing more than just monitoring law-abiding citizens.

They were comparing environmental activists to Al-Qaeda.

Nov 08 03:33

“He’s Neither Alive nor Dead”: the Resurrection of Ariel Sharon

By William A. Cook — My Catbird Seat

Raanan Gissin, Sharon’s former advisor, made the above comment last month as quoted in the Jerusalem Post (20-10-2010) upon the exhibit of a lifelike sculpture by Noam Braslavsky in Tel Aviv. The wax figure shows the comatose Sharon’s chest move up and down “to depict Sharon’s dependence on a breathing machine.” Some have found the work unsettling. “It’s very tragic,” Gissin noted. It’s “only sickening voyeurism,” Kadima MK Yoel Hasson declaimed. Braslavsky created “the sculpture because Sharon has been absent from the public eye for so long,” according to the Post’s article. Regardless, the exhibit has stirred up the Israelis as they are forced to revisit the former PM who is not yet dead.

Nov 08 03:26

Arcade Fire Forced to CANCEL Concert in Portugal Due to NATO

Arcade Fire have been forced to cancel their European Tour opener scheduled to take place in Lisbon on November 18th due to security concerns around the NATO Summit in the city on November 19 and 20th.

Nov 08 03:22

Fox News, Fear Peddlers and Falsehoods Reshape Congress

By James M. Wall — Veterans Today

Rupert Murdoch and Shimone Peres

Politicians, pollsters, media and pundits would have us believe ”the economy and taxes” were the burning issues in our late, unlamented midterm elections.

Don’t believe it. A 30 second campaign ad (shown below) was used by a winning Republican candidate to peddle fear. It ran on behalf of one of 60 new House members who returned Republican control to the House of Representatives.

The ad was false. It arrived on the airwaves with the media backing of numerous Fox News pundits and newscasters.

Nov 08 02:23

Obama to bypass Congress with carbon taxes?

In his nationally televised press conference, President Obama indicated that carbon taxes may be imposed on U.S. citizens through a move designed to bypass Congress altogether, Jerome Corsi’s Red Alert reports.

Knowing that the chances of getting cap-and-trade legislation through a Republican-controlled House and a Senate with a larger, more conservative Republican minority will be almost impossible, Obama suggested a backdoor route through the Environmental Protection Agency may be a way to accomplish the goal without requiring new legislation.

Nov 08 02:17

Nuclear Plants in New York and Vermont Shut Down, Tensions Rising?

On Sunday two nuclear power plants, both owned by Entergy were forced to shut down.

A nuclear plant in New York City was shut down Sunday after a transformer exploded. Officials reported no injuries in the explosion. In Vermont, a leaky pipe caused the emergency shutdown of The Vermont Yankee nuclear plant. Local officials have said the leaky pipe posed no immediate health concerns.

Coincidentally, a nuclear drill is scheduled for the 6th through the 10th at Kings Bay Naval Submarine Base in Georgia. The drill is a full scale simulated event, complete will “fake” victims and first responders.

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