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May 04 12:48

From Waziristan to New York - Juan Cole

It is a measure of the inter-connected character of our globalized world that the security of New York may be tied to events in distant, rugged and mysterious South Waziristan, Pakistan– a remote area even most Pakistanis know little about. And, US security may depend more on school-building and improving lives in South Waziristan than on unmanned drone attacks on militants.

May 04 11:39

Coincidence Theory

VIDEO: Sheriff Involved In Bomb Squad Drills Before Times Square Incident

May 04 10:32

"BP Says It’ll Pay For This Mess. Baloney." BP Liability Currently Capped at Only $75 MILLION ... Menendez Bill Would Raise Liability to $10 Billion

Under the law that established the reserve, called the Oil Spill Liability Trust Fund, the operators of the offshore rig face no more than $75 million in liability for the damages that might be claimed by individuals, companies or the government.

The fund was set up by Congress in 1986 but not financed until after the Exxon Valdez ran aground in Alaska in 1989. In exchange for the limits on liability, the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 imposed a tax on oil companies, currently 8 cents for every barrel they produce in this country or import.

May 04 10:11

Will Obama support democracy in Kyrgyzstan?

The Obama administration has been slow to recognize and cautious in supporting the provisional government whose method and legitimacy in taking power has been widely questioned. To be sure, it was not a peaceful democratic revolution, but this is no cause for the US to remain aloof.

The democratic activists who challenged Mr. Bakiyev’s authoritarianism had four primary demands: 1. an end to the president’s nepotism and cronyism, 2. the cessation of political persecution; 3. respect for democracy and human rights; and 4. an end to corrupt privatization of state assets.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The Obama administration might be less than enthusiastic about embracing the new government here because it demonstrates that when people have had enough of nepotism, cronyism, political persecution, disrespect for democracy and human rights, and privatization of public assets, they might just rise up against an unjust government as the only way possible to achieve change.

In this country, the Democrats and Republicans consistently entreat and attempt to reassure people that if only people vote for them, there will somehow, magically, be a change in the status quo for We the People.

However, intelligent observers of the American political scene understand clearly that this is not at all true.

Congress members have simply become an acquisition by the large corporations, and sometimes, the interests of foreign governments (as is the case with Israel). And the only real "party" which seems to exist is the War Party, because so many Congress members are so heavily invested in the very profitable defense industry. Those companies producing unique and varied products which kill and mutilate are very much in demand these days, as are the services of companies which provide contract mercenaries and military supplies.

Over the last 40 years, there has been a very deliberate transfer of wealth to the most wealthy, and that includes the millionaires in Congress and the Senate, who have absolutely no interest whatsoever as to what happens to their constituents, as long as their own financial agendas are served.

The high-paying jobs have been outsourced, leaving many with no way to pay the mortgage on the home loans for which they originally qualified completely. Homes are worth far less than they originally cost, leaving those home owners still standing "under water" with negative equity.

Infrastructure has been allowed to collapse; bridges, roads, levees, shorelines, hospitals, coal mines, oil rigs, and schools are all in horrendous states of disrepair, and there is no money left to fix them.

But of course, none of this really matters to our alleged Representatives in Congress.

They are completely cozy with Wall Street, as that is where a lot of their personal fortunes are made, because they have access to the best information they can possibly get. And of course, those Wall Street companies, in turn, contribute to their campaigns to keep intelligent regulation out of the industry.

And the bail-outs of the banks, etc., with public money?! That was to prevent their own fortunes from going south. What the bailout bill is going to do to you or your grandkids, financially, is none of their concern.

These consistent wars without end? Fought with public money for private profit

The war in Iraq (which shows every sign of exploding once again into horrendous violence) was about oil; yet, no American company actually got any rights to that oil.

The war in Afghanistan? Fought to "pacify" the Afghan people enough to install pipelines with which to control Eurasian oil, and of the drug trade, from which so many profit so handsomely.

The lesson of the successful Kyrgyzstan rebellion can be characterized as question which many thinking Americans are asking themselves right now.

If you continue to vote for national leadership, yet absolutely nothing changes, except for the stubborn worsening of your life because of crippling tax debt, the inability to find a decent job, further erosion of your civil liberties; if you find yourself trapped, desperately attempting to work within a system which is gamed against you; what then?!?!?

May 04 08:58

Gulf Coast watches path of oil spill

So far only oil sheens have reached into some coastal waters in the southeastern U.S., and the oil's slow progress despite an uncapped seafloor gusher was allowing crews and volunteers to lay boom in front of shorelines. That effort was stymied by choppy seas into the weekend but the calmer weather should help.

May 04 08:56

Dodd's Finance "Reform" Bill: "The Federal Reserve is the big winner"

Please help spread the word however you can & take action here TODAY:
http://bytestyle.tv/node/238

Thanks, guys...

May 04 08:55

NY Bomb suspect lost Conn. home to foreclosure

The suspect in the Times Square bombing attempt defaulted on a $200,000 mortgage on his Connecticut home and the Shelton property is now in foreclosure, according to court records.

The foreclosure records show Faisal Shahzad took out the mortgage on a home in Shelton, Conn., in 2004, and he co-owned the home with a woman named Huma Mian.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

While SITE and the US Government are trying to blame Pakistan or Iran or "Al Qaeda" for the failed NY bombing attempt, this is starting to look more like a repeat of the Joe Stack affair, in which a victim of the US economy strikes back.

This isn't politics; this is economics. This isn't terror, it is desperation and revenge.

On that last one, can someone at ABCNNBBCBS please explain why a fizzled bomb in New York is an act of terror, but US drones killing civilians in Pakistan is not?

May 04 08:27

Radical tax on debt put to parties

Households should pay a new tax on every pound of debt they owe, according to one of Britain's leading economists.

May 04 08:03

Mexico's illegals laws tougher than Arizona's

Under the Mexican law, illegal immigration is a felony, punishable by up to two years in prison. Immigrants who are deported and attempt to re-enter can be imprisoned for 10 years. Visa violators can be sentenced to six-year terms. Mexicans who help illegal immigrants are considered criminals.

The law also says Mexico can deport foreigners who are deemed detrimental to "economic or national interests," violate Mexican law, are not "physically or mentally healthy" or lack the "necessary funds for their sustenance" and for their dependents.

May 04 06:41

Santa Cruz Riot of May 2010

This was not an immigration rally. It was advertised as a dance party to celebrate International Workers’ Day. The FBI has concluded it was either created by an anarchist group to create confusion and cover for their destruction or it was hijacked by the group.

This is footage I took during the riot. I stayed with the group from the beginning of their peaceful dancing through to police response hours afterwards. I could only film the first half of the destruction because the group of masked vandals threatened me for filming.

WATCH...

May 03 21:27

Imedi TV Anchor Pressed by Alasania over Fake Report

During a live interview with Tbilisi mayoral candidate, Irakli Alasania, an anchor of Imedi TV, Lasha Kharazishvili, came under persisting calls from the guest to apologize about his role in Imedi TV's fake news broadcast on renewed war with Russia.

Although being asked a question about a different issue, Alasania from the very beginning of the program started talking about importance of free media and congregated journalists in the studio with World Press Freedom Day and then said that he wished the fact similar to the one when "through direct involvement of the President" it was made possible to air fake report, would never reoccur.

Kharazishvili tried to interrupt Alasania for couple of times in one instance telling the mayoral candidate: "Here questions are asked by us."

May 03 19:30

Another Israeli "dual citizen" in the news

Shocked that the Zio-blog Breitbart would cover it - but their hatred of Clinton played a hand.

http://biggovernment.com/publius/2010/05/03/the-new-yorker-takes-on-cl...

According to the current edition of the New Yorker, magazine, Beverly Hills billionaire Haim Saban donated $7 million to the Democratic National Committee for its new headquarters shortly after former president Bill Clinton personally lobbied the president of Brazil to approve a private business deal that netted Saban $1.5 billion in capital gains.

Describing the 2001 sale of Saban’s Fox Family network to Disney, which brought the Egyptian-born Saban — a dual citizen of Israel and the U.S. — $5.3 billion, author Connie Bruck writes:
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May 03 18:19

Tennessee braced for more flooding

The flooding came after a destructive line of weekend storms killed 22 people in Tennessee, Mississippi and Kentucky.

The flash floods caught the city off-guard, and thousands of residents and tourists were forced to flee homes and hotels as the river rapidly spilled over its banks. Eleven of the 12 people killed in Tennessee drowned, including six in Nashville.

Using motor boats, jet skis and canoes, authorities and volunteers rescued residents trapped in flooded homes on Monday, some which looked like islands surround by dark brown river water.

May 03 16:31

Despite plan, not a single fire boom on hand on Gulf Coast at time of oil spill

If U.S. officials had followed up on a 1994 response plan for a major Gulf oil spill, it is possible that the spill could have been kept under control and far from land.

The problem: The federal government did not have a single fire boom on hand.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Okay, now this lays the blame for the destruction form the oil squarely on the Federal Government.

May 03 16:27

Secret Erik Prince/Blackwater Tape Exposed

The reclusive Blackwater founder tries to ban journalists and recorders from his speeches in front of friendly audiences. This time he failed.

May 03 14:52

Oceanographer "Cannot Think Of Any Scenario Where The Oil Doesn't Eventually Reach The Florida Keys"

May 03 13:14

Iran offers to help contain US oil spill

Iran offers to help contain US oil spill
Mon, 03 May 2010 13:29:49 GMT
The National Iranian Drilling Company (NIDC) has offered to assist the US in efforts to prevent an ecological disaster caused by the spreading oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
"NIDC managing director Heidar Bahmani announced the firm's readiness to use its decades-long expertise to fight the oil slick, the company's public relations office told Press TV.
"Our oil industry experts in the field of drilling can contain the rig leakage in the Gulf of Mexico and prevent an ecological disaster in that part of the world," Bahmani said."

May 03 13:02

The Hutaree Militia Case Falls Apart

While federal prosecutors have provided ample evidence that members of the Hutaree are passionately anti-government — what decent person isn’t? — they haven’t been able to demonstrate that the group did anything more than engage in survivalist training and indulge in apocalyptic rhetoric.

May 03 12:54

It's official: James A. Traficant Jr. is trying for a political comeback.

Files to Run for Congress as Independent

May 03 12:34

NYC Almost-Bomb

Funny how all the news coverage focuses on the cop, always named, who was the “first responder,” but never names and seldom even mentions the small businessman who called the smoking car to the cop’s attention.

May 03 12:33

The Hutaree Case Falls Apart

While federal prosecutors have provided ample evidence that members of the Hutaree are passionately anti-government — what decent person isn’t? — they haven’t been able to demonstrate that the group did anything more than engage in survivalist training and indulge in apocalyptic rhetoric.

May 03 11:59

This Is Why Tracking People Is So Dangerous

The NYPD is blasting this video around the internet of a suspect in the Times Square Non-Bombing. It is described by news media as a guy suspiciously "changing his shirt."

It looks to me like a guy taking off a sweater because it is a hot day.

May 03 11:39

Mark’s Exclusive Interview with a Survivor from the Oil Rig Explosion

"James" - who was on the oil rig that blew in the Gulf - calls the Mark Levin Show and explains what occurred.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

the last minute or so he makes it very clear "it was not terrorism."

May 03 11:38

BP CEO: ‘It wasn’t our accident’ but we’ll clean spill; Liability waivers were ‘misstep’

The CEO of British Petroleum told NBC's Meredith Vieira that his company wasn't responsible for creating the oil spill but they are responsible for cleaning it up. And he told ABC that liability waivers that fishermen were being asked to sign was an "early misstep."

May 03 09:31

Landless Peasants v. Gordon Brown: First Round

Listen to all that applause. They haven't heard actual truth associated with political speech perhaps in centuries.

WARNING: THIS VIDEO IS HIGHLY INSPIRATIONAL AND MAY EVEN INSPIRE OPTIMISM. IF YOU ARE NOT A LANDLESS PEASANT OR THE EQUIVALENT, OR DO NOT CONSIDER YOURSELF AS SUCH, WHETHER BY CHOICE, FORCE, OR FRAUD, CHECK WITH YOUR LAWYER OR FINANCIER BEFORE ATTEMPTING TO MAKE UP YOUR OWN MIND. SEVERE COGNITIVE DISSONANCE MAY RESULT.

Derek Jackson, Candidate hopeful for Parliament in Gordon Brown's District, Landless Peasant Party.

May 03 09:15

Current timeline to shut down Gulf of Mexico oil spill: three months

Federal officials speaking about the Gulf of Mexico oil spill Sunday morning appeared to be steeling the Louisiana coast – and the nation – for consequences that could be “catastrophic.”

The officials, who run the agencies charged with mitigating the impact of the spill on America's Gulf coast, used unusually stark words to describe the situation and the difficulties of the remedy.

May 03 09:05

Sexual abuse scandal rocks Boy Scouts of America after $18.5m payout

Organisation accused of cover-up as it seeks to keep thousands of 'perversion files' secret

May 03 09:02

Military Dominance: Obama's Fake Nuclear Disarmament Initiative allows the U.S. to Assert its Global Military Hegemony

Hardly had Russia and the United States signed a nuclear arms reduction treaty, New START, the U.S. pushed ahead with the development of new conventional weapon systems that threaten to stall nuclear disarmament and discredit U.S. non-proliferation efforts at the NPT Review Conference opening in New York on Monday.

Testifying before the House Armed Services Committee Strategic Forces Subcommittee on April 15 Lieutenant General Patrick J. O'Reilly, U.S. Missile Defence Agency Director, said that his agency was going full steam with development of “advanced capability” anti-missile systems.

It is precisely this type of capability in missile defence that Russia said would force it to walk away from the New START treaty.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Unflipping believable.

May 03 08:48

Oil Spill TRIPLED In Size In 3 Days

BP is preparing a system never tried nearly a mile under water to siphon away the geyser of crude from a blown-out well a mile under Gulf of Mexico waters. However, the plan to lower 74-ton, concrete-and-metal boxes being built to capture the oil and siphon it to a barge waiting at the surface will need at least another six to eight days to get it in place.

May 03 08:42

To The Anonymous Banker, Author Of The Scary Email: Stop It. You Are Like So Scaring Me.

“We are Wall Street. It’s our job to make money. Whether it’s a commodity, stock, bond, or some hypothetical piece of fake paper, it doesn’t matter. We would trade baseball cards if it were profitable.....

Go ahead and continue to take us down, but you’re only going to hurt yourselves. What’s going to happen when we can’t find jobs on the Street anymore? Guess what: We’re going to take yours. .... We eat what we kill, and when the only thing left to eat is on your dinner plates, we’ll eat that.

....Our money was your money. You spent it. When our money dries up, so does yours..... We aren’t dinosaurs. We are smarter and more vicious than that, and we are going to survive. The question is, now that Obama & his administration are making Joe Mainstreet our food supply…will he? and will they?”

Sheesh.

May 03 07:57

BP warned of rig fault ten years ago

BP faces fresh questions over the cause of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill after it emerged that problems with the type of equipment that led to the disaster were first reported a decade ago.

In June 2000, the oil giant issued a "notice of default" to Transocean, the operator of the rig that blew up last month. The dispute was over problems with a blowout preventer, a set of iron slabs that should close out-of-control wells. It failed on the Gulf of Mexico rig, triggering the explosion and oil spill.

Transocean acknowledged at the time that the preventer did "not work exactly right". The rig in question, the Discover Enterprise, was unable to operate for extended periods while the problem was fixed.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

See my comments about the quality of American-made products HERE

May 03 07:55

Another week at least of unabated Gulf oil geyser

Another week of oil pouring from the seafloor. That is the best-case scenario for the Gulf Coast, where dead sea turtles washed ashore and a massive rust-colored slick continued to swell from an uncontrolled gusher spewing into the water.

BP PLC was preparing a system never tried before at such depths to siphon away the geyser of crude from a blown-out well a mile under Gulf of Mexico waters. However, the plan to lower 74-ton, concrete-and-metal boxes being built to capture the oil and siphon it to a barge waiting at the surface will need at least another six to eight days to get it in place.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It wasn't that PB was ill-prepared for such a catastrophe: it was absolutely, spectacularly unprepared.

May 03 07:21

British Petroleum says it will pay for Gulf oil spill's cleanup

British Petroleum PLC said Monday that it will pay for all the cleanup costs from a massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico that could continue spewing crude for at least another week.

Meanwhile, chief executive Tony Hayward said Monday that chemical dispersants have worked to some degree to keep oil from flowing to the surface, though he did not elaborate. He said on ABC's "Good Morning America" that the new approach seemed to be having a significant impact.

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Don't expect them to pay for the impact this has to the ecosystems it destroys. Many people will be out of work because of this.

May 03 01:48

Times Square bomb hoax, Israeli intel group shows it’s hand Gordon Duff

ISRAELIS BLAME TALIBAN GROUP, ONE THEY HAVE BEEN WORKING WITH FOR YEARS

Who would have believed it? Only days after a warning of an Israeli “false flag” bombing against the US “in the works” a massive car bomb is discovered in Time Square! Better yet, though no intelligence organization in the world could discover anyone claiming responsibility for this embarrassing failure, SITE Intelligence, a group rumored as the “voice of the Mossad” has placed the blame on the Pakistani Taliban.

May 02 22:51

The Government Official In Charge of Responding to the Oil Spill Was the Official In Charge of Responding to Hurricane Katrina

As the New York Times reports:

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano announced that she was changing the federal leadership of the oil spill operations. Adm. Thad W. Allen, the commandant of the Coast Guard, is now directly overseeing the work of Rear Adm. Mary E. Landry, who had been in charge of the response. Admiral Allen was in charge of the federal response to Hurricane Katrina.

The same guy who oversaw the brilliant government response to Katrina is overseeing its response to the Gulf oil spill?

Well, that's confidence-inspiring ...

May 02 21:32

The Oil Spill, How Bad?

Independent scientists estimate that the renegade wellhead at the bottom of the Gulf could be spewing up to 25,000 barrels a day. If chokeholds on the riser pipe break down further, up to 50,000 barrels a day could be released, according to a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration memo obtained by the Mobile, Ala., Press-Register.

CNN quotes the lead government official responding to the spill - the commandant of the Coast Guard, Admiral Thad Allen - as stating:

If we lost a total well head, it could be 100,000 barrels or more a day.

May 02 21:26

Expert Views on the Deepwater Horizon Incident and Aftermath

The leading hypothesis is that the cement plugs failed.

May 02 14:30

In Israel's pockets: the shame of Britain's political parties

As British voters head for the ballot box to elect the government that will run them for the next five years, one key question is conspicuous by its absence from the election campaign and the party leaders' televised debates: to what extent are the two main parties, the Conservative Party and the incumbent Labour Party, answerable to their members and to the British people, rather than to a foreign power, the State of Israel?

May 02 11:12

Preparing Haiti for Exploitation and Plunder

Over 15 weeks post-quake, Haiti’s imperial takeover is proceeding. It began straightaway after the calamity, Haitians victimized by denied aid, appalling repression, and now dispossession of their land, homes, and communities. More on that below.

Haiti lacked sovereignty throughout its history. Post-quake, it has even less, its people more than ever in jeopardy with imperial plans to gravely harm them, perhaps exterminate hundreds of thousands through neglect or other means.

May 02 11:02

Gulf oil spill: The Halliburton connection

According to experts cited in Friday's Wall St. Journal, the timing of last week's cement job in relation to the explosion -- only 20 hours beforehand, and the history of cement problems in other blowouts "point to it as a possible culprit." Robert MacKenzie, managing director of energy and natural resources at FBR Capital Markets and a former cementing engineer, told the Journal, "The initial likely cause of gas coming to the surface had something to do with the cement."

May 02 11:02

Wikileaked Video: Relatives of Dead Respond to Soldiers' Apology

Partal summary of new information, Ethan McCord's experience leading to his co-authoring the letter of apology (original post), and details about the response of certain Iraqis, relatives of those slain (repost).

May 02 10:31

Animation: Gulf of Mexico oil spill growth and movement

This animation of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill was created using actual overflight information and forecast models from the NOAA and Unified Command.

The red dot is the location of the Deepwater Horizon oil well, which exploded on April 20, releasing oil into the Gulf near the Louisiana coast that has yet to be contained. Eleven rig workers are missing and are presumed to have died in the explosion.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Setting aside the obvious nonsense about North Korean mini-subs, there is a lot of conflicting information, complicated by finger-pointing.

But what seems to have happened is ...

Deep Horizon was, as the name implied, seeking a deep oil field. The well head is 5000 feet down in the Gulf of Mexico. The well itself drilled down another 30,000 feet, for a total depth of almost 7 miles. That is the current limit of drilling and pumping technology.

The drill appears to have hit a very high pressure deposit of oil and gas. It's like the old joke of a mosquito that hits an artery and explodes. In the case of Deepwater Horizon, it appears that high pressure natural gas flowed back up the drill pipe, and being gas rather than oil, arrived back at the well head at high pressure, more than was expected, and blew out the control valves. Gas escaped above the oil rig and the first spark set it off. Attempts to close the "pinchers" have failed so far, and yesterday a classified NOAA report was leaked reporting that there are three distinct points of leakage, suggesting that the cement well cover built by Halliburton may have failed.

Already there are indications of inadequate safety precautions. Records are missing.

Estimates of how much oil is leaking vary wildly from the media reports of 5000 barrels a day up to 200,000 barrels a day. From the above animation it appears that the rate of flow is increasing.

The situation 5000 feet down at the well head is that of ruptured pipes, cracked concrete well cover, and the wreckage of the Deepwater Horizon sitting on top of it all, making access to the wellhead all but impossible.

Frankly, I doubt even a nuclear bomb could close off this vent, and we may be on our way to seeing the oil underneath the Gulf of Mexico, become the Gulf of Mexico.

The oil companies are facing their own Chernobyl disaster. But they will never admit responsibility, nor will the US politicians who shirked their duty to take care of the US infrastructure, especially in an election year. The race is on to find someone to blame for it all. Hence the stories about North Korean mini-subs, and sooner or later, "Al Qaeda!" The oil companies and the US Government are off the hook if they can claim this was a terrorist attack.

May 02 09:24

'Boil-water' order issued for nearly 2 million in Mass.

A major pipe bringing water to the Boston area has sprung a "catastrophic" leak and is dumping eight million gallons of water per hour into the Charles River. Governor Deval Patrick declared a state of emergency and issued a "boil-water" order for Boston and dozens of other communities.

"The water is not suitable for drinking. ... All residents in impacted communities should boil drinking water before consuming it," he said at a news conference this afternoon.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

US infrastructure is falling apart at the seams... but the Federal Government, in its infinite absence of wisdom, still funds its illegal and immoral wars without end, and coughs up 3 billion dollars annually to Israel!

May 02 08:48

Transocean Deepwater Horizon Explosion-A Discussion of What Actually Happened?

Deep-water drilling is a high-stakes game. It's not exactly a "casino," in that there's a heck of a lot of settled science, engineering and technology involved. But we're sure finding out the hard way what all the risks are. And it's becoming more and more clear how the totality of risk is a moving target. There's geologic risk, technical risk, engineering risk, environmental risk, capital risk and market risk.

With each deep well, these risks all come together over one very tiny spot at the bottom of the ocean.

May 02 08:25

Oil hits Louisiana coast, could reach Florida by Sunday

Pundit Rush Limbaugh, who has a home on Florida's Palm Beach, suggested that the explosion could have resulted from Earth Day eco-sabotage by one of the rig workers. Limbaugh also said a cleanup was unnecessary.

"The ocean will take care of this on its own if it was left alone and left out there," Limbaugh said. "It's natural. It's as natural as the ocean water is."

Unbelievable

May 02 08:12

Gulf Oil Rig Fiasco: It’s About Scarcity and World Government

Obama said on Thursday he was dispatching SWAT teams to inspect oil rigs in the Gulf, a response that struck many observers as odd.

This is a public relations stunt designed to make Americans think the federal government is responding to the disaster. In fact, the government has no intention of doing anything significant. Obama’s response if purely cosmetic and for public consumption.

Levin and many Republicans think Obama is a Marxist and wants a Soviet-like centralized economy. Obama, however, is not surrounded by textbook Marxists who want a revolution in the name of the proles. He is surrounded by bankers and monopoly men. The Obama administration is a creature of the CFR, Trilateral Commission, the Federal Reserve, and Wall Street banks, not the Comintern.

May 02 06:57

Oil spill disaster is now 'out of control'

The British oil giant faces questions over how much it knew about previous problems with “blowout preventers”, the giant underwater valves designed to shut down oil flow in the event of accidents.

The valves on the rig failed to work after it exploded on April 20. BP technicians have been unable to activate them even though they appear to be undamaged by the blast.

BP has calculated that it might take up to three months to sink a new well that could cut off the flow of the Deepwater Horizon’s oil.

The worst oil spill affecting US waters was caused by a 1979 blowout aboard the Ixtoc, a Mexican rig that discharged at least 130 million gallons, 600 miles south of the Texas coast. It took nine months to plug the leak.

May 02 06:36

Hurricane Season and the BP Oil Rig Disaster

Why does this matter? Because any attempt to use booms or chemicals keep the oil away from the Gulf Coast would be completely impossible in the event of a major storm entering the Gulf. The combination of high winds, storm surges and high waves would push the oil slick way inland up the bayous and onto the shelter islands that protect 40 percent of America’s wetlands. (Even a moderate wind and a chop on the water near shore was defeating the booms put in place on Friday, and rendering any attempt to burn off the oil impossible.)

May 02 06:29

Times Square bomb: terrorism or PR?

Some details are immediately suspect. Why would the terrorists use a false license plate instead of renting a legitimate car? How did they get hold of a license plate which the owner had sent for scrapping? Why use an SUV instead of a roomy mini-van – a standard car for bombings, and less conspicuous for parking? Not the least, technical failures are extremely uncommon in car bombs which are carefully assembled in suitable conditions.

May 02 06:19

Oil spill threatens to spread to East Coast

Satellite images show the surface area of the gulf oil spill has nearly tripled in size in just a day.

May 02 00:07

Wikileaks Video Video Roundup

Updates in video form. Includes interview with Ethan McCord, one of the soldiers in the leaaked Wikileaks video of the 2007 incident in Baghdad and co-author of the "Open Letter of Reconciliation and Responsibility to the People of Iraq" (which I hope everyone has signed).

May 01 19:38

BP using toxic chemicals to ‘disperse’ spilled oil

Even if the materials, called dispersants, are effective, BP has already bought up more than a third of the world’s supply. If the leak from 5,000 feet beneath the surface continues for weeks, or months, that stockpile could run out.

On Thursday BP began using the chemical compounds to dissolve the crude oil, both on the surface and deep below, deploying an estimated 100,000 gallons. Dispersing the oil is considered one of the best ways to protect birds and keep the slick from making landfall. But the dispersants contain harmful toxins of their own and can concentrate leftover oil toxins in the water, where they can kill fish and migrate great distances.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I just found an article on line regarding biomediation of oil slicks published in English by the Indian Coast Guard, written by one Dr. Pradeep Kumar, located at:

http://www.indiancoastguard.nic.in/indiancoastguard/NOSDCP/NOSDCP%202006/Bio_remed_Oil_spills.pdf

If India understands the critical importance of using bioremediation for oil spills, why doesn't BP and the US government?!?

That is more than a little scary, in terms of the long-term potential toxic effects of these dispersants.

May 01 18:34

BP documents show it did not plan for oil spill disaster at Gulf Coast rig

BP is facing a £3billion fine for the oil spill on America’s Gulf Coast which is threatening to become the worst ecological disaster in history - and is now under fire for not foreseeing the catastrophe.

Documents emerged yesterday showing BP had previously downplayed the possibility of a catastrophic accident at the rig.

It suggested in a 2009 exploration plan and environmental impact analysis for the well that an accident leading to a giant oil spill – and damage to beaches, fish and animals – was unlikely or virtually impossible.

May 01 18:23

Louisiana oil spill may be five times bigger than previously thought

The view from space indicates that the oil may be leaking at a rate of 25,000 barrels a day, dwarfing the figure of 5,000 barrels that US officials and the British oil giant BP have used in recent days.

That would mean that some nine million gallons may already have escaped from the underwater well following the April 20 explosion that killed 11 rig workers. It suggests the disaster will almost certainly prove greater than the Exxon Valdez tanker spill off Alaska in 1989, which released 11 million gallons and was the worst previous spill at sea.

May 01 13:13

Archbishop of Canterbury’s deafening silence over Israeli bullying

Stuart Littlewood considers Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams’s feeble acceptance of, and silence over, Israel’s humiliation of him – and the Anglican Church which he leads – during his visit to Gaza.

May 01 13:12

The next 9/11 – made in Israel?

Maidhc Ó Cathail views the evidence indicating that dual loyalty officials in the US administration are funnelling American nuclear secrets not only to Israel, but also to terrorist organizations in order to facilitate a “nuclear 9/11” and a massive US attack against Iran or Pakistan.

”If, as Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu admitted, 9/11 was ‘very good’ for Israel, a nuclear 9/11 might be even better. As the spellbinding effects of that traumatic event nine years ago have begun to wear off, and with Americans increasingly questioning the costs of a one-sided alliance [with Israel], it may even be considered necessary.”

May 01 13:09

UK politicians fail the Afghanistan, economics and banking tests

Christopher King argues that Britain’s leading politicians lack the courage to acknowledge the only moral conclusion to the Afghan fiasco – withdrawal – and lack the vision, integrity and competence to tackle the country’s economic and banking crises.

May 01 11:21

Opposition Rallies in ‘Solidarity with Political Prisoners’

Protesters blocked on April 30 Tbilisi’s main thoroughfares, Rustaveli Avenue and Freedom Square, for more than an hour demanding release of, what the opposition calls, “political prisoners” and “illegally arrested persons”.

May 01 10:20

Expose government, corporate media propaganda with breakthrough civic education

*hyperlinks live at source*

US universities and colleges could end unlawful US wars and stop banksters’ rigged-casino fraud if they taught the central facts of these issues. This four-part series of articles is an open proposal for their action. Feel free to share it.

This is my proposal for the Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE) Ed.L.D. program. I’ll add one link a day:

Open proposal to US higher education: End unlawful war, oligarchy economics with education. 1 of 4

Open proposal to US higher education: End unlawful war through breakthrough civic education. 2 of 4

Open proposal to US higher education: end oligarchy economics, save trillions with education. 3 of 4

May 01 09:57

Global Warfare: U.S. Consolidates Military Network In Asia-Pacific Region

U.S. fast strike and first strike global missile and space strategy and its expansion of military alliances and networks in the Asia-Pacific area are rightly seen as threats to China and Russia. And to international security and peace.

May 01 09:28

Drilling Process Attracts Scrutiny in Rig Explosion

The scrutiny on cementing will focus attention on Halliburton Co., the oilfield-services firm that was handling the cementing process on the rig, which burned and sank last week. The disaster, which killed 11, has left a gusher of oil streaming into the Gulf from a mile under the surface.

According to Transocean Ltd., the operator of the drilling rig, Halliburton had finished cementing the 18,000-foot well shortly before the explosion. Houston-based Halliburton is the largest company in the global cementing business, which accounted for $1.7 billion, or about 11%, of the company's revenue in 2009, according to consultant Spears & Associates.

May 01 08:48

BP Fought Safety Measures at Deepwater Oil Rigs

BP, the company that owned the Louisiana oil rig that exploded last week, spent years battling federal regulators over how many layers of safeguards would be needed to prevent a deepwater well from this type of accident.

May 01 07:57

Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill Captured by NASA Satellite

May 01 07:32

Whistleblower: BP Risks More Massive Catastrophes in Gulf

The whistleblower, whose name has been withheld at the person's request because the whistleblower still works in the oil industry and fears retaliation, first raised concerns about safety issues related to BP Atlantis, the world's largest and deepest semi-submersible oil and natural gas platform, located about 200 miles south of New Orleans, in November 2008. Atlantis, which began production in October 2007, has the capacity to produce about 8.4 million gallons of oil and 180 million cubic feet of natural gas per day.

Apr 30 21:13

Lloyd Blankfein, Vampire at Large

When historians look back on this time of the most pervasive corruptions at all levels of society, one name will stand as the icon above all the rest. That name will be Goldman Sachs. Lloyd Blankfein’s comment about doing God’s work will also be remembered as the ultimate in hubris and sheer naked, panting greed. Like the proverbial goat, which pisses all over himself in the runaway excitement of pending coitus, Lloyd will be a karmic bookmark and the face of his times; a man without shame. Lloyd is the bridegroom at the marriage of The Whore of Babylon.

Apr 30 20:32

Honda recalls 167,000 Acura TSX for possible fire hazard

Honda Motor Company's luxury vehicle division Acura announced Friday a recall of some 167,000 Acura TSX models to replace a power steering hose that could lead to a "smoke or a fire" hazard.

"Affected TSX vehicles are 2004-2008 models sold in the United States with the 2.4L inline 4-cylinder engine," a company statement said, adding that the repair "involves installing a new power steering hose, o-ring gasket and fluid."

Honda said the hose has a potential "for premature deterioration... as a result of prolonged exposure to high under-hood temperatures" and could develop cracks allowing power steering fluid to leak on the hot exhaust system "potentially generating smoke or a fire."

The repair, it added, will be "all done at no cost to the vehicle owner."

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Apr 30 18:44

Document: BP didn't plan for major oil spill; asserted adverse environmental impacts unlikely

British Petroleum downplayed the possibility of a catastrophic accident at an offshore oil rig that exploded and caused the worst U.S. spill in decades along the Gulf Coast.

In its 52-page exploration plan and environmental impact analysis for the well, BP repeatedly suggested it was unlikely, or virtually impossible, for an accident to occur that would lead to a giant crude oil spill and serious damage to beaches, fish, mammals and fisheries.

The U.S. Coast Guard estimates the mile-deep well is spewing 200,000 gallons per day.

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The Gulf of Mexico experiences hurricanes every year. Knowing this, anyone that believed BP' impact analysis is a damned fool. This is Katrina all over again.

Apr 30 18:17

Rep. James Traficant on Alex Jones - April 30, 2010

James and Alex discussed Waco, IRS, Taxes, Israel, and much more!
Plus many other related links.

Previous appearance

Apr 30 16:04

Oil spill in Gulf of Mexico reaches US Gulf coast

Apr 30 15:00

U.S. Coast Guard responding to overturned oil rig

The U.S. Coast Guard said Friday it was responding to an overturned oil rig in an inland canal near Morgan City, Louisiana.

Apr 30 13:51

PODCAST: Jeff Blankfort critic of Noam Chomsky

Quite apart from his dismissal of the power of the pro-Israel lobby and, consequently, the role of Congress which I have found to be the foremost obstacle in trying to educate people around that issue, Chomsky’s opposition to BDS, (what he now describes as qualified support) and his ongoing efforts to dissuade people from using the term, apartheid, to describe Israel’s control over Palestinian society, should raise serious questions about Chomsky’s judgment, not to mention that his reason for opposing the Palestinian right of return and a one-state solution is identical to that of most liberal Zionists, i.e., that it would lead to Jews becoming a minority in that single state.

Apr 30 10:59

Mich. files tax lien against Aretha; Queen of Soul says she's been busy on road

Aretha Franklin acknowledges she owes income taxes to the state of Michigan.

The Detroit News reports that Michigan last month filed an $11,076 lien against Franklin's home in Bloomfield Hills in Oakland County.

Apr 30 10:35

End oligarchy economics, save trillions with public civic education breakthrough

*hyperlinks live at source*

US universities and colleges could end unlawful US wars and stop banksters’ rigged-casino fraud if they taught the central facts of these issues. This four-part series of articles is an open proposal for their action. Feel free to share it.

This is my proposal for the Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE) Ed.L.D. program. I’ll add one link a day:

Open proposal to US higher education: End unlawful war, oligarchy economics with education. 1 of 4

Open proposal to US higher education: End unlawful war through breakthrough civic education. 2 of 4

Open proposal to US higher education: end oligarchy economics, save trillions with education. 3 of 4

Apr 30 10:00

Building collapses in West Philadelphia

Because debris is scattered over a wide area, it appears there was an explosion.

However, there is no official word on the cause. Witnesses on the scene report hearing a loud blast.

Apr 30 06:07

Massive oil spill in Gulf of Mexico nears landfall

A massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico neared wildlife refuges and seafood grounds along the Louisiana coast on Friday, as efforts redoubled to avert what could become one of the worst U.S. ecological disasters.

President Barack Obama pledged on Thursday to "use every single available resource" to contain the oil slick and the U.S. military ratcheted up operations.

The leak from a ruptured oil well on the ocean floor off the coast of the southern state is pouring out crude oil at a rate of up to 5,000 barrels (210,000 gallons or 955,000 liters) a day, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration -- five times more oil than previously thought.

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Guess who WILL pay for this when all is said and done?
(No, it will NOT be BP)

Apr 29 17:59

Illegal aliens: declaring war on the enablers

Illegal aliens: declaring war on the enablers
By: Devvy
April 30, 2010
We saw the hordes back in 2006 brazenly walk the streets shouting for non existent rights. Regardless of what activist judges who should have been removed from the bench by Congress say, since an individual has no right to be on U.S. soil, they don't have constitutional rights. It doesn't matter how loud they scream or how many media mouthpieces in print and cable support these criminals, it doesn't change legal facts. Humane treatment during detention and then deportation.

Apr 29 14:30

When will Israel attack the USA – again?

Jeff Gates looks at how the dual loyalists at the heart of the US government – Israel’s stooges in the Congress and elsewhere in the US government – are preparing to hoodwink the American public into another war on Israel’s behalf and against the interests of the United States.

Apr 29 14:28

Americans remaining ill-informed is inexcusable

Paul J. Balles comments on the ironic misfortune that, despite having all the technology to be informed, Americans remain generally ignorant bystanders amid an increasingly antagonistic Congress and a biased, sloppy and uninformative media.

Apr 29 12:14

Algore Buys Mansion by the Sea

I guess Al Gore isn’t too worried about his “carbon footprint” or rising sea levels owing to global warming

Apr 29 12:00

Open proposal to US higher education: End unlawful war through breakthrough civic education. 2 of 4

*hyperlinks live at source*

US universities and colleges could end unlawful US wars and stop banksters’ rigged-casino fraud if they taught the central facts of these issues. This four-part series of articles is an open proposal for their action. Feel free to share it.

This is my proposal for the Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE) Ed.L.D. program. I’ll add one link a day:

Open proposal to US higher education: End unlawful war, oligarchy economics with education. 1 of 4

Open proposal to US higher education: End unlawful war through breakthrough civic education. 2 of 4

Open proposal to US higher education: end oligarchy economics, save trillions with education. 3 of 4

Apr 29 10:33

"Avatar" dominates video sales, rental charts

In the most lopsided home-video victory in recent memory, "Avatar" catapulted to the top of all three national video charts during its first week in stores.

The top-grossing theatrical film of all time sold 6.7 million units in its first four days of release, 2.7 million of them on Blu-ray Disc.

According to the Nielsen VideoScan First Alert sales chart, the next biggest-selling release of the week was "Crazy Heart," which sold just 5 percent as many copies as "Avatar," followed by "The Lovely Bones," which finished at No. 3 with 2.9 percent of "Avatar's" sales.
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The video that won the Acadamy Award (what was it called? something about hurt) was a no show.

This proves the Academy Awards is nothing but a biased crock of Bull Sh!t.

Apr 29 10:27

Military may join fight to contain Gulf oil slick

BP Plc on Thursday welcomed an offer from the Defense Department to help contain a massive growing oil slick from a deadly rig explosion that threatens the shoreline of four Gulf states.

But they are struggling to control the slick from the leaking well 5,000 feet under the sea off Louisiana's coast, which the Coast Guard said late on Wednesday was spilling five times more oil than previously estimated.

"We're going to do everything we can to minimize the impact of this event," Suttles said. As owner of the well, BP is financially responsible for the cleanup.

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Oh yeah. You're gonna clean up just like the "clean-up" after the Exxon Valdez.

Apr 29 05:41

Deepwater Horizon

I received this by e-mail - there was no copyright notice so i guess it's ok to post it here. It's quite interesting as it gives you a better appreciation of the kind of technology they use to suck the blood out of the earth, and the problem they face here. With the US Department of Defense joining efforts to tackle the Gulf of Mexico oil slick, which is now 5 times worse than they thought it was, one wonders just how they are going to stop turning into the mother of all oil-related eco-disasters.

Apr 29 05:39

Glenn Beck- Puerto Rico Could Become 51st State If New Bill Passes

Call your congressman or get ready to sew another star on the flag..Glenn Beck talks with Rep Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) about a new bill that you probably didn't hear about that could pave the way for Puerto Rico becoming the 51st state..

WATCH

Apr 29 03:41

MUST SEE VIDEO: Senator Scolds Smirking Sachs CFO

Worth of CDOs? Twenty cents on the dollar.

Cost to economy? Billions.

The look on the CFO's face?

...priceless...?

....well actually, it does have a price.

An unbelievably large one.

Here's the full length video.

Apr 28 19:44

VERIFIED: Google News Censorship As First Fruits of Net (Non)Neutrality

Video and links live at source.

“It appears that Google News has deprived the public of important information by censoring this story. This is the first time since Google News began carrying The Public Record that we have ever experienced a blackout on one of our articles. We have tried, unsuccessfully, to contact Google for an explanation. If this is in fact the case, if Google did indeed censor this story because of its subject matter, then Google has acted no different than the Chinese government.”

Apr 28 19:12

Open proposal to US higher education: End unlawful war, oligarchy economics with education. 1 of 4

*hyperlinks NOT live at source*

US universities and colleges could end unlawful US wars and stop banksters’ rigged-casino fraud if they taught the central facts of these issues. This four-part series of articles is an open proposal for their action. Feel free to share it.

This is my proposal for the Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE) Ed.L.D. program. I’ll add one link a day:

Open proposal to US higher education: End unlawful war, oligarchy economics with education. 1 of 4

Open proposal to US higher education: End unlawful war through breakthrough civic education. 2 of 4

Open proposal to US higher education: end oligarchy economics, save trillions with education. 3 of 4

Apr 28 16:50

Laura Bush: George and I May Have Been Poisoned in Germany

Former First Lady Laura Bush suggests in her new, soon-to-be-published memoir, 'Spoken from the Heart,' that she and President George W. Bush, as well as several members of their staff, may have been poisoned during a trip to Germany for a G8 Summit. A copy of the book scheduled for release in May was obtained by The New York Times.

"They all became mysteriously sick," reveals the NYT, "and the president was bedridden for part of the trip. The Secret Service investigated the possibility they were poisoned, she writes, but doctors could only conclude that they all contracted a virus. After noting several high-profile poisonings, she wrote, “we never learned if any other delegations became ill, or if ours, mysteriously, was the only one.”'
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Guess the poison?

Apr 28 16:26

Thai Troops Open Fire At Red Shirt Protest

Apr 28 08:17

US considers setting fire to Gulf of Mexico oil leak

Officials are considering setting fire to an oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico as efforts to stem a leak from a rig that exploded and sank are failing.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Ask Al Gore to tax the oil slick out of existence.

Apr 28 06:32

Louisiana oil rig spill 'one of worst in US history'

The Gulf of Mexico oil rig disaster will develop into one of the worst spills in US history if the well is not sealed, the coast guard officer leading the response has warned.

BP, which leases the Deepwater Horizon platform, has been operating four robotic submarines some 5,000 feet down on the seabed to try to cap two leaks in the riser pipe that connected the rig to the wellhead.

Apr 27 20:38

Poetic Justice in the Kingdom of the Blind.

When one looks at the Iraq and Afghanistan wars it is difficult (if not impossible) to see what the benefit has been. There hasn’t been any reduction in terrorism because all the main terror acts were carried out by government agency. Then there were the terror acts that were prevented in those carefully staged events that involved shoe and crotch bombers. The pipeline hasn’t been built in Afghanistan and doesn’t look like it will be. Other that the government sponsored looting of antiquities in Iraq, I can’t see any profit there either except... except for the profits that have been realized by international drug dealers, arms merchants and bankers so... it must be that these were the only reasons for the conflicts to begin with.

Apr 27 14:39

Feds may set Gulf oil slick ablaze

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I can't wait to see the look on Al Gore's face!

Apr 27 08:43

Russia says genetically modified foods are harmful

Russia has started the annual Days of Defence against Environmental Hazards from the 15th of April to the 5th of June with the announcement of sensational results of an independent work of research. Scientists have proved that Genetically Modified Organisms are harmful for mammals. The researchers discovered that animals that eat GM foodstuffs lose their ability to reproduce. Campbell hamsters that have a fast reproduction rate were fed for two years with ordinary soya beans, which are widely used in agriculture and those contain different percentages of GM organisms. Another group of hamsters, the control group, was fed with pure soya, which was found with great difficulty in Serbia because 95 percent of soya in the world is transgenic.

Apr 26 22:40

Autopsy on shooting victim inconclusive

A spokeswoman said today's autopsy failed to conclusively determine the cause of death of 55-year-old Neil Begin, who was shot by police on Friday and died early the next day.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Not exactly 'CSI', is it?

Apr 26 15:59

Former CIA official arrested at Norfolk hotel

A former CIA official was arrested at a Norfolk hotel on federal sex charges.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Isn't he supposed to take a cyanide pill or something? :)

Apr 26 15:48

Hardened Vet Troops to patrol Chicago, No Guns allowed city?

Lawmakers Call for Troops on the Streets of Chicago
Kurt Nimmo
April 26, 2010
“As we speak, National Guard members are working side-by-side with our troops to fight a war halfway around the world,” Fritchey said in a Sunday release. “The unfortunate reality is that we have another war that is just as deadly taking place right in our back yard. Is this a drastic call to action? Of course it is. But is it warranted when we are losing residents to gun violence at such an alarming rate? Without question.”
"Fritchey said guard members have been trained in civil law enforcement as part of their nation-building assignments in Iraq and Afghanistan."
It is illegal to own a handgun in Chicago.

Apr 26 15:16

Israel’s big and small apartheids: the meaning of a Jewish state

Jonathan Cook analyses the pillars that prop up Israeli apartheid in pre- and post-1967 Palestine, from the unique and racist nature of Israeli citizenship law, to Jewish control of land, to defining Israeli Arabs as a security threat.

In a talk delivered to the fifth Bilin international conference for Palestinian popular resistance, held in the West Bank village of Bilin on 21 April, he argues that the fight against Israeli apartheid wherever it is found – in Jaffa or Jerusalem, in Nazareth or Nablus, in Beersheva or Bilin – is integral to the struggle for justice for the Palestinians.

Apr 26 14:20

California woman charged with moving into, claiming Lolo home she didn't own

Paffhausen went to the house, where he found the locks and garage door codes had been changed and notices were posted on the doors claiming the house had been given to Ford by "our Lord and Savior Yahushua."

Apr 26 13:36

Can the US beat Israel at their game?

Americans can now see the light at the end of a long dark tunnel—if only they will look.

We entered this tunnel in 1948 when an enclave of religious fanatics induced President Harry Truman to portray them as a “state” meriting recognition, aid and protection.

We were warned not to do so.

These extremists had just inflicted on the Palestinians an ethnic cleansing that rivaled in its savagery the fascist abuse of ethnic groups during WWII. In December 1948, Albert Einstein and 27 other concerned Jews urged us “not to support this latest manifestation of fascism.”

Our failure to heed that warning led to the current morass in which we find ourselves.

Apr 26 13:30

Obama needs your support

Forget your opinion of Barack Obama. Love him or loathe him, the reality remains unchanged: we have but one president at a time. And but one commander-in-chief.

U.S. national security is endangered—perhaps now more than at any time in history. Both the president and our military leaders are bound by an oath to defend this nation from all enemies, both foreign and domestic.

Recent events suggest that, in cooperation with senior military officers, President Obama is battling a cunning and committed adversary. To prevail, he needs public support.

Be clear on this point: we were deceived to wage war in Iraq on fabricated intelligence. Only one nation had the means, motive, opportunity and stable nation state intelligence to succeed with such an operation inside the U.S.

Apr 26 13:24

Stage being set for "dirty bomb" false flag - Gordon Duff

This possibility cannot be ruled out because the fact is the Israelis, through Israeli security companies operated by "former" Mossad members, are in control of airport and seaport security groups throughout the world , and have had open and free opportunity and access to bring in and plant these devices wherever they want.

Apr 26 09:32

For $10 Billion of "Promises" Haiti Surrenders its Sovereignty

In other words, the U.S. and other "agricultural powers" would provide Haiti food, "freeing up"Haitian farmers to go work in U.S.-owned sweatshops, thereby ushering in "an industrial era," as if the cinder-block shells of assembly plants represent organic industrialization.

Apr 26 09:28

UD Student Arrested After Sword Attack

Police said the incident began with an altercation during a party at the apartment. The fight spilled into a bedroom, where Sanchez-Herrera grabbed a samurai sword and struck the victim in the hand.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I can already hear the calls for mandatory registration of swords!

Apr 26 09:20

Yes, We Could... Get Out! Why We Won’t Leave Afghanistan or Iraq

We’re like the famed guest who came to dinner, broke a leg, wouldn’t leave, and promptly took over the lives of the entire household. Only in our case, we arrived, broke someone else’s leg, and then insisted we had to stay and break many more legs, lest the world become a far more terrible place.

And here’s the truth of the matter: the world won’t end, not in Iraq, not in Afghanistan, not in the United States, if we end our wars and withdraw. The sky won’t fall, even if the U.S. gets out reasonably quickly, even if subsequently blood is spilled and things don’t go well in either country.

Apr 26 09:09

More American Expatriates Give Up Citizenship

Amid mounting frustration over taxation and banking problems, small but growing numbers of overseas Americans are taking the weighty step of renouncing their citizenship.

One Swiss-based business executive, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because of sensitive family issues, said she weighed the decision for 10 years. She had lived abroad for years but had pleasant memories of service in the U.S. Marine Corps.

Yet the notion of double taxation — and of future tax obligations for her children, who will receive few U.S. services — finally pushed her to renounce, she said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is going to become a growing trend, and will generate a "brain drain" of some of this country's best and brightest individuals.

Apr 26 08:03

US Congress expected to lift ban on women serving on submarines

US Congress is expected to overturn a 110-year ban on women serving on submarines, paving the way for the largest change to "Silent Service" culture in decades.

The decision to allow women into the traditionally male domain comes as the US Navy is also preparing to ban smoking on its submarines.

Women have been banned from working on submarines due to the lack of privacy and close quarters.

But, if Congress approves the plan in the next few days, the first women to join the Service will start in December 2011.

Apr 26 08:02

90,000 Protest U.S. Base on Okinawa

More than 90,000 Okinawans rallied Sunday to oppose the relocation of an American air base on their island, adding to the pressure on Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama to resolve an issue that has divided Tokyo and Washington.

On Sunday, local leaders told the demonstrators that they rejected any plan that kept the air base on Okinawa. Toshio Shimabukuro, the mayor of Uruma, said he opposed the construction of the island, which he said would turn his city in “a major military site,” according to Japan’s Kyodo News.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It will be interesting to see how this plays out.

But it is obvious that the Okinawans want the American forces off their island.

Apr 26 06:55

Canadian dollar holds firm above parity

The Canadian dollar rose slightly against its U.S. counterpart on Monday, remaining above parity, as a rally in global equities and optimism over aid for debt-stricken Greece supported riskier assets.

At 8:15 a.m., the Canadian dollar was at C$0.9984 to the U.S. dollar, or $1.0016, up from Friday's finish at C$0.9991 or $1.0009.

Apr 26 06:38

Virginia school kids to learn about gun safety–opponents of gun safety object

Virginia has recently passed a law requiring the state Board of Education to draw up a curriculum for gun safety education for elementary schools.

The Virginia General Assembly has directed the state’s Board of Education to develop course materials for teaching gun safety to elementary school children that incorporate the guidelines of a National Rifle Association program.

READ MORE...

Apr 25 16:23

Iran increasing its military presence in the Caspian Sea

Iranian Admiral Seid Mahmud Musavi stated recently that Iran has launched (a) super-modern military vessel in the Caspian Sea. He said that the Iranian fleet has high combat ability in both the Caspian Sea and the Persian Gulf.

Sounds like a lot of fire-power in place but Iran & Russia have by far the largest military fleets. Probably a good few US missiles pointing out to sea there too, to protect their oil & gas.

Apr 25 16:02

Rabbinical cowardice: supporting Goldstone without repudiating Israel, Zionism and Jewish collusion is cowardly

Debbie Menon welcomes the support of rabbis for Richard Goldstone, who had been excluded from his grandson’s Bar Mitzvah because of his report on Israeli crimes in Gaza, but condemns the rabbis for failing to repudiate Israel, Zionism and world Jewry for what they have done to Palestinians and for the ethnic cleansing which continues to this day.

Apr 25 15:41

Internet Freedoms Are Under Attack: Are We Paying Attention?

Its 2010.

Do you know where your internet freedoms are?

Apr 25 10:21

Top Spanish bullfighter gored in Mexico

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So ... does the Bull get both ears of the Matador???

Apr 24 17:54

Jesse Ventura Hammered Over 9/11 Statements

Shame On Jesse Ventura! ... The former Minnesota governor has discredited himself, and dishonored and defamed his country by promoting the mistaken view that our government was involved in the Sept. 11 attacks. Jesse Ventura should be ashamed of himself and embarrassed.

A website "WhatReallyHappened.com" has a considerable explanation devoted to comments Silverstein made as follows for a television documentary: "I said, you know, we've had such terrible loss of life. Maybe the smartest thing to do is to pull it." The narrative continues as follows:

Apr 24 15:21

2 killed as tornado strikes Miss.; others injured

Tornadoes ripped through the Southeast on Saturday, killing two people in Mississippi and injuring more than a dozen others.

The swath of debris forced some of the injured to be picked up by all-terrain vehicles after a 3/4-mile wide tornado touched down in at least three counties in west-central Mississippi. Particularly hard hit was Yazoo City, where Mayor McArthur Straughter said the county coroner confirmed the two deaths.

Apr 24 10:13

Collapse of the Standard of Living in the USA

Released in March, before the passage of the Obama administration’s health care legislation, a survey entitled “Health Care Reform—Can’t Live With It, or Without It” indicates that 92 percent of Americans give the national economy a negative rating. No fewer than 70 percent of the respondents report having suffered job-related and financial problems in the past year, an increase from 59 percent the year before. Fifty-four percent report someone in their home has been without a job and looking for work in the past year, up from 39 percent in 2009.

Apr 24 09:48

Thai red-shirts offer conditional talks with government

Thailand's red-shirt protesters have issued a conditional offer of talks with the government, amid protests that have paralysed parts of Bangkok.

The red-shirts said that parliament had to be dissolved in one month - a change from their previous call for immediate dissolution and elections.

They also called for an investigation into recent violence and an end to harassment of protesters.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

If the Thai government is smart, they will accept these offers for talks.

Apr 24 09:42

Obama Revives Rumsfeld’s Missile Scheme, Risks Nuke War

The Obama administration is poised to take up one of the more dangerous and hare-brained schemes of the Rumsfeld-era Pentagon. The New York Times is reporting that the Defense Department is once again looking to equip intercontinental ballistic missiles with conventional warheads. The missiles could then, in theory, destroy fleeing targets a half a world away — a no-notice “bolt from the blue,” striking in a matter of hours. There’s just one teeny-tiny problem: the launches could very well start World War III.

Apr 24 09:03

Strategies for Revolutionaries: Discriminating Among Values –

It seems to me as though a great many people claim that their time is valuable, but their behaviour speaks quite differently of their intentions. Rather than investing their time productively, for example, they’ll squander it away with long hours in front of the TV, playing video games, or engaged in some other similarly frivolous activity. Video games are perhaps the champions of this category – they’re a wonderful way of entering a fantasy world where you can feel like you’ve done something without actually doing anything. From the vantage of society’s controllers, having everyone locked into various masturbatory addictions is a wonderful means of insuring the perpetuation of established lines of power and privilege.

Apr 24 08:56

93 Year Old Grandma In The Aviation’s TSA Gulag.

You might assume we’ve reached the zenith of lunacy, heartlessness, and sheer evil. Alas, dear reader, you again underestimate aviation’s gulag. No situation is ever so destitute of humanity that cops can’t wring a few more barbarities from it.

Apr 24 08:24

Divisive Ariz. Immigration Bill Signed Into Law

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer signed into law the nation's toughest legislation against illegal immigration Friday, a sweeping measure that supporters said would take handcuffs off police but which President Obama said could violate people's civil rights.

Brewer, who faces a tough election battle and growing anger in the state over illegal immigrants, said the law "protects every Arizona citizen," and said the state must act because the federal government has failed.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is a reasonable law, and doesn't effect anyone living or working in the state of Arizona legally.

The reason the federal government has been unable to pass an immigration bill that makes sense is that congressional representatives have been made to understand that large companies love the cheap labor illegal immigration brings.

Unfortunately, these same large corporations don't give a flying Frisbee about of the impact on state budgets due to unfunded mandates, because "it's not their problem".

What we're seeing in Arizona may be a harbinger of the kind of legislation which may be passed in many other states.

Apr 23 20:37

Haiti: Stop sending food, healthcare to the destitute

Haiti: Stop sending us food, healthcare
Published: April 22, 2010
Another reason Haiti wants the aid to stop is because desperately poor residents not devastated by the earthquake have moved into refugee camps to receive the free food and healthcare, relief workers say.
A consequence of pulling back on aid is that relief food already in Haiti will be sent to warehouses for future disasters -- a practice the U.S. Agency for International Development calls "pre-positioning."

Apr 23 19:46

The Rothschild Cabal masters' disaster profits

The Goldsmiths—Part CXXXVIII
Friday, 23 April 2010
By R. D. Bradshaw
So the place we must come to is it possible that the Rothschild Cabal masters, using their puppets at DARA, are now in the process of taking over nature to bring on natural calamities to nations which do not toe the line as the masters in London demand? Could the Cabal masters be behind the troubles now in Iceland, Iran, Venezuela and China? Along with punishing Rothschild Cabal enemies, would such events also open the door for some huge profits for Cabal insiders? Thus, if an insider with the Cabal had advance knowledge of the coming Icelandic volcano eruptions and resulting ash, could he have sold airline stocks short and made a barrel of profits (as interestingly happened in the 9/11 thing some years ago)?

Apr 23 16:25

Trouble is brewing in Georgia

Relations between Russia and Georgia have turned even more frosty than they already were, over the past few months.

Apr 23 13:00

Thresholds of Wireless -

A great deal of ambiguity, conflict and promise surrounds humanity’s use of energy. Wars are fought over access to sources of energy, freedoms are repressed in order to maintain control over access to energy, and the planet is poisoned while we refuse to renegotiate our addiction to particular forms of energy. Even still, demand for energy is going to steadily increase and anyone who thinks humanity’s energy consumption is going to face a bottleneck – e.g., peak oil doomsayers – are victims of a lack of imagination. In spite of their naive alarmism, we don’t suffer from a lack of access to energy or have any difficulty in finding clean, non-polluting sources of energy. The gap isn’t in our understanding or in physical constraints; rather, it lies in our political and social momentum.

Apr 23 09:25

Curt Maynard Kills Wife, Self

Last night blogger Curt Maynard killed his wife, then turned the gun on himself when about to be apprehended by police.

Apr 23 09:01

Mexican gov't slams Arizona immigration law

Mexico's Foreign Relations Department said in a statement relayed through Mexico's U.S. embassy that it viewed the measure with great concern and said it "could have potentially serious effects on the civil rights" of Mexican nationals.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The last part of that statement should have read "...it "could have potentially serious effects on the civil rights" of Mexican nationals working and living in Arizona illegally!"

The US border has, for too long, been the "safety valve" of a succession of Mexican governments which have proven themselves pathologically incapable of taking care of their own people, in terms of jobs and education.

This bill, and others like it which will likely be passed in other state legislatures, will send a very clear message to the Mexican government that this situation is no longer tolerable.
The states' unfunded mandates, in terms of housing, health care, education, and welfare, have become costs which US states can no longer bear.

Apr 23 08:52

Polanski set for extradition after Obama rejects plea from Sarkozy that he be spared

Disgraced Roman Polanski is set to be extradited to the U.S. under armed guard after a bid to halt the process was rejected.

It follows French head of state Nicolas Sarkozy hand-delivering a personal letter to Barack Obama from the film director asking to be spared jail – a move which apparently failed because the American President refused even to read the note.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Good. And frankly I think that the people of France should be angry that Sarkozy in his official capacity worked to protect a child molester!

Apr 23 08:23

Curt Maynard Kills Wife, Self

Wait ’till CNN gets ahold of this story, the spectre of the “White Supremacist” will be trotted out again… it will be mentioned that Maynard was a conspiracy theorist who railed against Blacks, Hispanics and J-ws

Apr 23 07:42

Obama and Biden to Celebrate Earth Day by Tying Up New York Air Traffic

On a day when many Americans will be reflecting upon how they can reduce their impact on the environment, President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden will board separate jets in Washington on Earth Day morning to fly 250 miles up the east coast to New York, where they will land at separate airports to attend separate events within a few miles of each other.

Apr 22 21:37

US Rules Out Removing Its Nukes From Europe

Despite increased calls from European officials to remove them, the United States today ruled out moving its hundreds of “battlefield nukes” from Europe, insisting that they must remain to ensure that Europe shares the “nuclear risks and responsibilities.”

Apr 22 20:59

The US Finds its Superpower Structure and Capital are Insufficient to Cope with a Transformed World

The United States of America, in global strategic terms, is tumbling down a series of misadventures, declining in a “step of sighs” through frustrating economic and military endeavours as it discovers that its superpower structures and massive capital wealth are insufficient to cope with a transformed world.

Apr 22 17:55

RAF grounds fighter jets after volcanic dust is found in engines

The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) assured the public that air services were safe last night, despite the emergency grounding of RAF training flights following the discovery of volcanic ash. Responding to the decision to suspend flights of the £69m Typhoon jets to check for the presence of volcanic particles, Britain's air regulator said commercial airlines had made "no reports of damage to [commercial] planes".

Apr 22 14:36

It’s Official! Freedom Watch Coming To TV!

After a little more than a year in existence Freedom Watch with Judge Andrew Napolitano will be making the switch to television. We just received official word that this is happening.

Apr 22 10:05

Rise Up and Say “Baaaa”

You must understand just how important it is that you continue to convince yourself that America truly is the most exceptional country in the world. In this vein, it may be important that you read how we are The Number One Country in the World in many stats....

Sorry for such a rude awakening.

Apr 22 09:48

Proffessor William Black Hands Evil Perpetratin' No-Good Bankers And Know-Nothin' Regulators Their Posteriors

WAPISHTA!

his is the fundamental thing... doing the right thing is really good politics, so support candidates who actually do the right thing. ... My phrase always is, what would it it take... if the corruption... isn't enough to make you fundamentally reconsider, & say 'we are headed along a disastrous path,' what would it take? because [speaking of America's financial crisis] the next one is even worse...

WAPISHTA!

Apr 22 09:28

In Defense of Sedition

Sedition, Joe Klein informed us (reading off of a napkin), is a threat to "the authority of the state." But the key question is: authority to do what? Does the American state have unlimited "authority" to do everything and anything the Marxist in the White House, the former senator from ACORN, can dream up? If they can nationalize automobile companies, banks, and the healthcare industry, do they also have the "authority" to nationalize the grocery industry, home building, steel manufacturing, and everything else?

Apr 22 06:39

Arizona Immigration Reform: Common Sense or Police State?

Arizona’s new immigration bill will require police officers to perform identification checks whenever they believe there to be a probable cause, or reasonable suspicion, that the person in question may have entered into the state illegally, namely through the Mexican border.

Though the bill does not specifically single out Latinos, it is clear that they will be disproportionately targeted by the new laws. Now that Arizona has paved the way, will the anti-immigration movement reignite?
READ MORE...

Apr 22 06:08

Bankers Prepare To Assault Americans With VAT, Transaction Taxes

Bankers Prepare To Assault Americans With VAT, Transaction Taxes

Obama: Value-added tax still on the table despite White House assurances otherwise, campaign promise not to raise taxes for families earning under $250,000 a year

The global banking elite are preparing to assault Americans with two huge new tax increases as President Obama contradicts the assurances of White House aides and his own campaign trail promise by asserting that a VAT tax is still on the table, as the IMF outlines a new tax on financial transactions that is being hailed as a blow to the banks yet represents another stealth tax on the people.

Apr 22 04:50

Jewish Appeals in Support of Goldstone Report

Please read, sign, and repost/email.... also included is a Rabbinical letter, also in support of Goldstone. Excellent! (and, finally!)

from the petition:

....We must hold the Israeli government and the Jewish establishment accountable for attempting to vilify a truth-teller and for suppressing the truth about Israeli government crimes against the Palestinian people. We call upon each and every one of us to speak out at every opportunity–at our community centers and synagogues, in our homes, in the street, wherever we go..... We must demand that the truth be heard and that those claiming to speak in our name stop manipulating truths that have been well-documented for years, long before the Goldstone report. We are also appalled by the Obama Administration’s reaction to the report. We call for a fair and impartial investigation of the report’s allegations by non-military institutions in Israel. Failing that, we call for an investigation by the International Criminal Court (ICC)....

from the Rabbinic Letter to Goldstone:

....As rabbis, we note the religious implications of the report you authored. We are deeply saddened by the controversy that has grown up around the issuing of the report. We affirm your findings and believe you set up an impeccable standard that provides strong evidence that Israel engaged in war crimes during the assault on Gaza that reveal a pattern of continuous and systematic assault against Palestinian people and land that has very little to do with Israel’s claim of security. Your report made clear the intentional targeting of civilian infrastructures such as hospitals, schools, agricultural properties, water and sewage treatment centers and civilians themselves with deadly weapons that are illegal when used in civilian centers....

Apr 21 19:27

WATCH POLICE STATE 4: The Rise of FEMA

Tyranny is HERE! The grim future foretold in 1984 has become reality. The United States is now recognized globally as one of the most oppressive police states on earth. And it's only getting worse.

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Apr 21 12:32

Symbolic identifiers and Jewish stereotypes - Gilad Atzmon

Jews are usually proud to define themselves as Jews. Some Jews may, for instance, proudly carry the Jewish banner (Jews for Peace, Jews for Justice, Jews for Jesus and so on) as if they believe that the ‘J’ word contains special righteous attributions. However, they also will be gravely offended if they are called a ‘Jew’ by others. Suggesting to a Jew that “he is a Jew” or “behaves like a Jew” can be regarded as a serious ‘racist’ offence.

Apr 21 12:04

Arizona legislature demands immigrants and President of the United States verify their status.

Apr 21 09:57

"Find Me The Man, I'll Find The Crime"

All of the serious charges against Gregory Girard have been dropped, yet he remains behind bars and denied bail until the people responsible for putting him there can devise a suitable "crime" to justify his imprisonment.

This task shouldn't tax the malicious creativity of the Salem County Prosecutor, given that Girard, a resident of Manchester-by-the-sea, Massachusetts, is a middle-aged male gun owner and unreconstructed "right-wing extremist."

As Josef Stalin's secret police chief Lavrenti Beria put it: Find me the man, and I'll find the crime.

Apr 21 08:45

Become a Sovereign Individual You don't need the state's permission

The history of ethics has been a history of exploitation. From time immemorial, individuals were set apart into two groups: those that must obey the rules, and those that need not. The people must observe ethics and morals, while rulers not.

The ethics that you and I must observe correctly advocates that one should not steal the property of others, should not murder, and should not force others to do something against their will.

But note that those ethical rules do not apply to government – the government takes your money, calls it "democratic taxes," and presto! – it is now authorized to steal.

Apr 21 08:37

Civil War Looms as Kyrgyzstan Riots Grow

Normalcy is no easy thing in Kyrgyzstan, and despite Bakiyev being long gone the protesters have remained on the streets of the capital of Bishkek, seizing property from the city’s ethnic minorities and generally spreading mayhem.

Perhaps an even bigger issue long term is that the rural southern portion of the nation, long loyal to Bakiyev, still hasn’t accepted the new government’s control. In Jalal Abat, the local governor Faizullah Rakhmanov held a rally of some 1,000 Bakiyev supporters, promising they would soon march north against the capital and restore Bakiyev to power.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

One has to wonder just to what degree the new Kyrgystani government is going to plead to Russia to assist it in restoring order here.

Apr 21 08:26

US US to launch secret 'space warplane'

Military space specialist Professor Roger Handberg, who is the chair of the Department of Political Science at the University of Central Florida in Orlando, told Space.com that the X-37B project may signify continued U.S. Air Force interest in a rapid response vehicle along the lines of the long-proposed space maneuver vehicle.

"From the perspective of international observers, especially in space-aspiring states such as China, the X-37B program just reinforces their view that the U.S. is pushing to gain first mover advantage in rapid response, including possible weaponization of space using this vehicle or a derivative," Handberg noted.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I think we can safely move from the characterization of this program from as a "possible" weaponization of space to a "definite" weaponization of space.

Apr 21 08:19

Will the Military Court Martial of Lt. Col. Lakin Finally Put an End to the Birther Debate?

An MSNBC report suggests that the ‘birther’ debate may finally be coming to a head, as the Army will pursue a court martial of an officer who has refused to take orders from the Commander In Chief:

U.S. military officials tell NBC News that the U.S. Army will court martial a lieutenant colonel who refuses to deploy to Afghanistan because he considers orders from President Obama to be “illegal.”

Army doctor Lt. Col. Terry Lakin believes Obama does not meet the constitutional requirements to be president and commander-in-chief, because he believes (incorrectly) that Obama wasn’t born in the United States.

Apr 21 08:03

Europe's airspace reopens for business

Europe's airspace reopened for business as Iceland's volcano lost its fury on Wednesday, leaving passengers scrambling to get a flight home and airlines to count the 1.7 billion dollar cost of the crisis.

Three-quarters of flights scheduled in Europe should take place, said the body coordinating air traffic across the continent, a week after a volcanic eruption in Iceland caused the worst disruption to aviation since World War II.

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Now that the Boston Marathon has been run ....

Apr 21 07:58

Tim Hortons drive-thru pinning injures man

Only in Canada you say. Pity!

Police said the man dropped something, then tried to pick it up by reversing his vehicle, opening the driver's side door and leaning to the ground.

But while he was reaching out of the vehicle it reversed, pinning his head and neck between the door and a yellow post near the drive-thru window.

We Canadians do love our coffee.

Apr 21 07:51

Taxes take up greatest part of household income, Fraser Institute says

A prominent think-tank that's often critical of government spending policies says Canadian families spend more than two-fifths of their total income on taxes.

The Fraser Institute says its annual Canadian Consumer Tax Index calculated that taxes ate up 41.7 per cent of the average family's income in 2009.

That's up from 1981 when taxes accounted for 40.8 per cent of a family's income, or 33.5 per cent in 1961 when the Fraser Institute first compiled the index.

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Just so you don't think Americans are the only people being raped ... oopsy, I mean reaped by their government tax system.

Apr 21 05:35

The Second Great Gold Rush: Even If You’re Broke and Bankrupt, Buy Gold! by William Dean A. Garner |

Gold and silver prices are being manipulated by the House of Rothschild, a dynastic group of men who loathe you and want all your money, even if it drives you to bankruptcy. Or suicide. They’ve been doing this for more than 200 years, printing fiat money out of thin air and selling precious metals,[1] [2] only to cry shortage and then offer you deflationary cash for your gold or silver purchase. They’re the best at this con game and they’ve got it down just right.

Apr 20 22:24

Richard I. Fine's Judicial Lynching

Richard I. Fine's Judicial Lynching
by Stephen Lendman
April 18, 2010
In a Full Disclosure.net April 7, 2010 interview, Fine states:
"This is the beginning of what happens when you lose a democracy. There is absolutely no question I'm a political prisoner," held without bail, without trial, and with every state appeal denied. The issue is "a straight out-an-out abuse of power, and I'm the person who went in and called them on it....This is the biggest judicial scandal and judicial bribery scheme in American history. My being in jail for (over a year) should show you that no one is immune from this abuse of power."

Apr 20 15:04

What Anglicans need is another Tutu as top cat

Stuart Littlewood views the silence of the head of the Anglican Church, the Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams, over Palestinian suffering, especially in Gaza, which he had promised to visit but had not been heard to mention since. He contrasts this with Mr Rowan’s fawning over Israel and the Holocaust.

Apr 20 14:28

Head of sex-crimes unit charged in Pa. sex assault

DNA evidence in an alleged sexual assault at a police squad building matches that of a sergeant who led a sex crimes unit in suburban Philadelphia, a district attorney said Tuesday.

Apr 20 12:11

The Chemistry of Monsanto: 100% Safe!

Details here:
http://bytestyle.tv/node/231

Please help spread the word :)

Apr 20 09:41

Are you suffering as a reincarnation of a Holocaust Survivor? Help is here.

HOLOCAUST REINCARNATION

A safe and supportive place for those who had past lives in which they were victims of the Holocaust. You do not have to be Jewish (in this life or the past) to join, but the general slant of the group will be Jewish in nature. No discussions of politics, no proselytizing, and any disagreements must be respectful of others. All new members must be approved by the moderator. Above all we want this to be a safe place for traumatized people to come, to share, to learn, to unburden themselves, or just to lurk awhile. Please join us!

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Apr 20 09:25

Populism, Left and Right Why the establishment hates it by Justin Raimondo,

Our elites hate populism in all its forms simply because it threatens their power, their privileges, their pelf and their prestige: populism is by definition a revolt against the elites, in government and society. Worst of all, from a ruling class perspective, is populism of the "antigovernment" variety, because it threatens the source and symbol of their power: what Murray Rothbard called the Welfare-Warfare State.

With the worldwide economic downturn, they know their hegemony is at risk, and so they’re arming themselves, politically and legally, against the onslaught of popular rage they expect – and deserve.

Apr 20 08:24

End the Mandate By Ron Paul

Last week I introduced a very important piece of legislation that I hope will gain as much or more support as my Audit the Fed bill. HR 4995, the End the Mandate Act will repeal provisions of the newly passed health insurance reform bill that give the government the power to force Americans to purchase government-approved health insurance.

....even the broadest definition of "regulating interstate commerce" cannot reasonably encompass forcing Americans to engage in commerce by purchasing health insurance.

Apr 20 07:58

Whatever May Happen. Everything's Under Control

What are we to make of the target being painted on the back of Goldman Sachs? Is there a more hated entity in the business world than Goldman Sachs? Hardly. They are the scum de la scum of that area of human endeavor which is all about screwing everyone for the purpose of self-enrichment. You might call them the Catholic Church of business firms. What I mean by this is that they are the biggest in their field, as is the Catholic Church which... brings us to The Catholic Church which is undergoing its own scrutiny that is shaking its very foundations.

Apr 20 07:06

Thresholds of Pervasive Energy -

During the 1960s Buckminster Fuller began promoting an educational workshop he called the ‘World Game.’ Participants were pooled and tasked with making “the world work, for 100% of humanity, in the shortest possible time, through spontaneous cooperation, without ecological offense or the disadvantage of anyone.” [...] The World Game derives from Bucky’s idea of ‘comprehensive anticipatory design science’, which he proposed as a method of resolving many of humanity’s greatest challenges – poverty, despotism, education, access to health care and energy independence, to name but a few. However, within a few years Bucky identified energy independence as the essential link in the chain of socio-political tyranny[.]

Apr 20 07:01

Poll: 4 out of 5 Americans don't trust Washington

Public confidence in government is at one of the lowest points in a half century, according to a survey from the Pew Research Center. Nearly 8 in 10 Americans say they don't trust the federal government and have little faith it can solve America's ills, the survey found.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

That fifth one gets a Federal Government paycheck.

Apr 20 06:43

[Pic] The US: Not #1

Apr 20 06:37

Tea Party Racism??

Tea Party Racism??

On March 27, 2010 writer Frank Rich was quoted in the New York Times Op-Ed section The Tea Party movement is virtually all white. Is this true? He then closed his article with Are these politicians so frightened of offending anyone in the Tea Party-Glenn Beck base that they would rather fall silent than call out its extremist elements and their enablers? Many media outlets, including MSNBC, the Washington Post, CNN, the San Francisco Chronicle, and the Huffington Post among others are insinuating that there is racism in the Tea Party movement. Take a look for yourself.

WATCH...

Apr 20 06:10

Boeing Apache Helicopter kills Iraqi journalists and civilians

Apr 20 02:00

CNN - Radical or Right - Anger Against the Government

CNN Features Patriot Movement Segment on OKC Bombing Anniversary
Featuring Catherine Bleish from Liberty Restoration Project, Bob Schulz from the We The People Foundation, Stuart Rhodes from Oath Keepers, and an excerpt from the controversial documentary film from Gary Franchi and William Lewis - Camp FEMA.

Apr 19 14:45

Leaving Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan: our education by collateral murder

Christopher King considers the evidence which indicate that murder of civilians and state-sponsored terrorism are tools of US policy in Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan, and argues that unless Britain leaves Afghanistan immediately, it will not recover morally or economically and will not be on the path to control its destiny.

Apr 19 08:37

A Greater Threat Than Terrorism Outsourcing the American Economy By Paul Craig Roberts

An important new book, Outsourcing America, published by the American Management Association. The authors, two brothers, Ron and Anil Hira, are experts on the subject. One is a professor at the Rochester Institute of Technology, and the other is professor at Simon Fraser University.

The authors note that despite the enormity of the stakes for all Americans, a state of denial exists among policymakers and outsourcing's corporate champions about the adverse effects on the US. The Hira brothers succeed in their task of interjecting harsh reality where delusion has ruled.

Apr 19 07:49

The War On You....Or Dave

The FBI, like the CIA, like the Pentagon, has to justify their massive budgets. They have to be able to prove, year in, year out, that they are spending taxpayers money on important work, vital work, life-saving work. That they are, in fact, Keeping Americans Safe. If they don't, budgets get slashed, people lose their jobs.

So if you Al Qaeda don't measure up anymore as a viable threat to Americans, then who does?

How about You?

Apr 19 06:42

Going After Goldman: A Crackdown on Financial Crime or a Kabuki Play Maneuvre to Avoid Bringing Criminal Charges

The Volatility website, explains, “The case centers on Goldman’s 2007 ABACUS CDO, which it manufactured at the behest of hedge fund predator John Paulson. The scam was for Paulson to cobble together a toxic mess of MBS he expected would blow up, find suckers to buy this CDO, and then short it. Goldman’s role was to launder the CDO

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This may well have been orchestrated now to make it appear that the Obama administration is "being tough on financial institutions", without ever really doing anything concrete to prevent this mess from happening again.

Apr 19 06:29

Let us fly! Air chief brands volcanic ash storm a 'European embarrassment' amid calls for no-fly zone to be partially lifted

Pressure is mounting on the Government to end the blanket flight ban which has left more than 150,000 Britons stranded abroad.

Airlines have slammed ministers for their approach to the crisis, claiming they have overreacted to the threat posed by the cloud of volcanic ash without assessing the actual risks involved.

"Damage to F-16 fighter engines is irrelevant."

Apr 19 06:04

NATO F-16 Fighter jet engines damaged by volcanic dust

As the volcanic ash cloud from the volcano in Iceland continues to cause chaos in the airways above Europe, attention has now turned to military aircraft and how they may be affected. Test flights have been taking place with civil aircraft during the last 2 days (see our earlier story) and results from those flights are currently being analysed although they appeared to be successful.

However in news from Brussels a U.S. official has said today that an unspecified number of F-16 Fighting Falcons have made flights in European airspace and those jets have suffered damage to their engines. They have found that glass from the volcanic ash cloud has built up in the engines.

Apr 19 06:02

British Airways seeks compensation for ash chaos

British Airways has said it has asked the European Union and the UK government for financial compensation for the closure of airspace.

Apr 19 05:52

Survey finds most don't trust government

Can you trust Washington?

Nearly 80 percent of Americans say they can't and they have little faith that the massive federal bureaucracy can solve the nation's ills, according to a survey from the Pew Research Center that shows public confidence in the federal government at one of the lowest points in 50 years.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

People are beginning to wake up to the degree to which the Constitution and Bill of Rights - and their financial futures, along with them - have been literally eviscerated by successive administrations in the last 20 years, and they are furious at what has happened.

The only questions now, as we are dealing with an administration hell-bent on taxing average Americans into poverty, are just what form that fury is going to take, and how it will be expressed.

Apr 19 02:46

Two Soldiers Involved in 2007 'Collateral Murder' Apologize to Iraqis in Moving Open Letter, Invite American Signatures

...God bless and protect you, keep you healthy and strong: you are doing a very brave thing, and the right thing.May it remind and inspire us all.

We have been speaking to whoever will listen, telling them that what was shown in the Wikileaks video only begins to depict the suffering we have created. From our own experiences, and the experiences of other veterans we have talked to, we know that the acts depicted in this video are everyday occurrences of this war: this is the nature of how U.S.-led wars are carried out in this region.

Apr 18 16:38

GE tax bill: $0

http://money.cnn.com/2010/04/16/news/companies/ge_7000_tax_returns/ind...

That left GE (GE, Fortune 500) with no U.S. profit left for Uncle Sam to tax. Corporations typically face a 35% federal income tax on their earnings. Thanks to its deductions and adjustments, GE reported an actual U.S. federal income tax rate of negative 10.5%. It got to add a "tax benefit" of $1.1 billion back into its reported earnings.

Apr 18 11:22

'Dehumanizing, part of US training'

A former US Army specialist, who was part of the same unit that killed Iraqi civilians from a helicopter in 2007, says dehumanizing is part of basic US army training. In an interview with Press TV, Josh Steiber explained the three years he spent in the US Army before he asked to be released as a conscientious objector.

Steiber said "the dehumanizing of people from other countries" was the main reason that he quit the Army. "As far back as basic training, we were singing songs as we were marching around, joking about killing women and children," he told the Press TV correspondent in Washington.

Apr 18 09:46

Media Lies by Omission: Biased survey over-inflates public support for airport scanners

There is one glaring omission from these and the many media reports that published 'news' articles based on the Unisys press release. That is who Unisys is, their connections with government, military, Homeland security, the Transportation Services Authority (TSA) and how they profit from airport security technologies. The failure of the mainstream media to report the true source and motives behind this survey is a clear example of how they lie by omitting the most important facts

Apr 18 09:30

Howling Wind: The Unrepented Genocide

not a single person has ever faced trial, or censure, or even the slightest personal inconvenience for the murder of more than 2 million Iraqis over the past two decades. The bipartisan perpetrators of these crimes – the leading lights of the Clinton and Bush Administrations – live ensconced in comfort and privilege.
And of course, Barack Obama himself has hailed the perpetuation of the Iraqi war crime as an "extraordinary" accomplishment, even as he continues to protect, entrench and expand the blood-drenched policies of his predecessors.

Apr 18 09:07

Senate votes against a value-added tax

From the Washington Times:

Senators voted overwhelming Thursday to say they don't want to create a new value-added tax, or VAT, in a vote designed to take the wind out of an idea that had been circulating among policymakers for the last several weeks.

Apr 18 08:44

A Kyrgyz interim leader says US base unjustified

A top official in Kyrgyzstan's interim government told The Associated Press on Saturday that a U.S. air base supporting operations in Afghanistan is "not justified," the first sign of significant divisions over the facility.

Since a bloody uprising that culminated in the toppling of President Kurmanbek Bakiyev, the interim government's leader has announced the Manas air base can remain open for a year after the lease expires in July.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This situation could still get dicey in a heartbeat, with the US supporting the deposed Bakiyev, and Russia (which also has a base in Kyrgyzstan) supporting the transitional government.

Apr 18 08:18

Visualizing Obama's Budget Cuts.

A MUST see video to put Obama's budget "cuts" in crystal clear perspective!

Apr 18 07:06

Creating Warfare Between the Middle and Lower Classes

This is classic pressure from above,pressure from below!

Apr 17 18:48

Max Keiser with Guest Alex Jones

On the Edge with Max Keiser - April 17th 2010 Guest Alex Jones

Covers Israel nuclear issue.

Apr 17 17:40

Volcanic invisible (?) plume of grit closes Euorpean airspace

Volcanic ash causes air traffic chaos in Europe
14:57, April 17, 2010
The volcano in southern Iceland's Eyjafjallajokull glacier sends ash into the air Friday, April 16, 2010. Thick drifts of volcanic ash blanketed parts of rural Iceland on Friday as a vast, invisible plume of grit drifted over Europe, emptying the skies of planes and sending hundreds of thousands in search of hotel rooms, train tickets or rental cars. (Xinhua/AFP Photo)
After at least nine countries announced the closure of airspaces as a preventive measure on Thursday, Switzerland on Friday announced the closure of its airspace as the ash cloud approached, the official Swissinfo.ch news website reported.

Apr 17 16:58

FEMA Wants Sensitive Docs About (Canceled?) 5/10 WMD Drill Pulled – Why?

Repost/summary from publicintelligence.net.

NLE 10 concerned itself with.... the detonation of a nuclear device inside of a U.S. city.... The unpopularity of such a scenario... is obvious. What is strange is the attempt that is now being made by FEMA to eliminate references to the exercises and remove from circulation a document that has played an important role in drawing attention to the exercise....

Apr 17 15:53

Israel’s stooges battle for British votes

Stuart Littlewood considers the British shadows of the US administration’s pro-Israel spivs and pimps – the Conservative and Labour parties – and argues that the unexpected rise in fortunes of Britain’s third main party, the Liberal Democrats, is likely to make its leader Nick Clegg, who is no rabid Zionist, a target of US-Zionist smears.

Apr 17 14:47

Library of Congress: All Your Tweets. Permanently Archived. Forever.

Well, maybe this is good somehow?

"The Twitter digital archive has extraordinary potential for research into our contemporary way of life," said Librarian of Congress James H. Billington. "This information provides detailed evidence about how technology based social networks form and evolve over time. The collection also documents a remarkable range of social trends. Anyone who wants to understand how an ever-broadening public is using social media to engage in an ongoing debate regarding social and cultural issues will have need of this material."

Apr 17 11:15

Camden Tent City Residents Get A Reprieve

Homeless people who built a community of campground tents just a few blocks from downtown Camden got a reprieve Thursday, allowing them to remain, at least for now, at the self-governing settlement in one of the nation's poorest cities.

Both the residents and social service agencies were nervous about Thursday's deadline from a Camden County official to shut down the community. They feared adequate housing would not be found by the deadline, forcing the 30 or so remaining homeless people to move out of a relatively safe environment and into the streets.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

One has to wonder if city and state governments' response will ultimately be the establishment of Dickens-esque "work houses" where the poor and homeless will ultimately wind up doing slave labor for the "privilege" of having a place to sleep.

The growing criminalization of poverty by so many states indicates that such a possibility is not all so far-fetched.

Apr 17 10:41

The Case for the Impeachment of Barack Obama

Back in 2005-06, I wrote a book, The Case for Impeachment, in which I made the argument that President George W. Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney, as well as other key figures in the Bush/Cheney administration--Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, and Attorney General Alberto Gonzales--should be impeached for war crimes, as well as crimes against the Constitution of the United States.

These days, when I mention the book’s title, people sometimes ask, half in jest, whether I’m referring to the current president, Barack Obama.

Apr 17 09:43

Omaha Violence Finds Ashford Ready for National Guard

He knows it sounds like a last resort but when it comes to stopping the violence in Omaha, Nebraska’s top crime fighting lawmaker seriously wonders if it’s time to call out the National Guard.

Ashford does not foresee the Guard acting as an extension of the Omaha Police Department’s (OPD) gang fighting unit but says the Guard could assist in “traffic control” freeing up other officers to concentrate on the shoot-outs. According to OPD the Nebraska State Patrol is already lending a hand but Ashford tells Nebraska Watchdog that budget cuts at the State Patrol may limit what troopers can do.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

We are going to see more and more articles of this nature, "grooming" the American public to accept military troops in American cities to "keep the peace", as the economic situation continues to deteriorate.

Apr 17 09:37

Holy mistake! Congress wipes out congressional health care insurance

Legislate in haste, repent at leisure. Looks like Congress is having one of those "Holy S---!" moments; it appears they have royally mucked up their own health insurance - for all 535 members of Congress and untold congressional employees. In a hurry, they forgot to get it right and wrote it all wrong; now it's the law...

Now Congress is in the same boat they built for the rest of America, without a clue what the new health care reform will mean to them. The beauty of their dilemma is pure poetic justice to some -they have written law requiring that they move into a system that doesn't yet exist.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I love the smell of irony in the morning! :-)

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