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Jul 08 19:33

Watch Live Stream - Oakland Braces for Violence - Ex-transit cop guilty in Oscar Grant / Bart shooting

Johannes Mehserle, a BART police officer, fatally shot Oscar Grant III, an unarmed black man, on the platform of the Fruitvale station on New Year’s Day 2009.

-"Penalty for involuntary man slaughter for 2, 3 or 4 years with no gun enhancement".

-Oakland is a ghost town as most workers are leaving the city en masse.

-Oakland cops in full riot gear 14th and Broadway.

Jul 08 19:21

GRITtv: Norman Finkelstein: Results, Not Rhetoric

Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu discussing their countries’ foreign relations resembles two lovers discussing their future together. Though they have squabbled in the past over trivial things (things like settlement expansion that most other countries deem flagrant violations of international law), their July 6th meeting at the White House showed that their “unbreakable bond” cannot be shaken.

Jul 08 15:50

Massive Amounts Of Tar Balls on Florida's Atlantic Coast Beaches

Massive Amounts Of Tar balls Cover Cocoa Beach And Cape Canaveral On The East Coast Of Central Florida
Posted by Alexander Higgins - July 8, 2010 at 1:31 pm -
Massive amounts of tarballs are now hammering the Atlantic Coast of Florida and have left a large portion of Cocoa Beach in Central Florida literally covered in tarballs.
Meanwhile local Government officials have taken a move straight from the Pensacola Beach playbook and are already misleading the public into thinking that the beaches are safe.
Mellisa Cones, director of the the Cocoa Beach Chamber of Commerce, attempts to assure the public that the tarballs are not from the BP Gulf Oil Spill by saying “it’s just to thick to be coming from the west coast”.

Jul 08 15:16

The American People are Under Occupation

The American People are Under Occupation
by By Johnny Punish*, June 11, 2010
Well, answer these 2 very important questions:
1. Are we, the American people, willing to revolt against our Zionist Occupied Government in Washington and put in a government that is fighting for our interests?
2. Are you ready to takeover and throw everyone out of power who sells out to foreign interests and tell anyone else we put in that if they sell us out again, they will be dragged from the halls of power and hung by their feet in public shamed forever as a traitor to the people of the United States of America?

Jul 08 14:28

FBI Expands Probe In Fraud At Holocaust Claims Conference

The Federal Bureau of Investigation has widened its probe into allegedly fraudulent Holocaust-era claims that could have bilked the German government out of millions of dollars, The Jewish Week has learned.

Jul 08 13:03

Israeli judge: Learn from Nazis

??Retired Judge Hadassa Ben-Itto says as part of PR war, Israel should adopt tactics used to distribute Protocols of Elders of Zion??.

Jul 08 10:56

Rangel Legislation: Mandatory Military Service For ALL Americans 18-42 yrs old

Rep. Charles Rangel yesterday again called for bringing back the national draft -- right at the Times Square recruiting station.

Jul 08 10:29

Omar Khadr axes U.S. lawyers ahead of hearing

Accused war-criminal Omar Khadr has fired his American lawyers less than a week before his military-commission pre-trial hearings are slated to resume in Guantanamo Bay, one of his despondent attorneys said Wednesday.

Khadr, via a motion terminating his U.S. counsel and filed by his lawyers with the commission, said that he would either represent himself or boycott his trial.

"We have worked our hearts out on the case and were just eagerly looking forward to what we had planned to do," one of the lawyers, Barry Coburn, told The Canadian Press.

Prosecutors allege Khadr threw a hand grenade that killed Sgt. Chris Speer in Afghanistan in July 2002 when he was 15 years old. He faces a maximum life sentence on conviction.

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Jul 08 09:26

Nasa space shuttle firm to cut 1,000 jobs

The US's leading space contractor is to cut the jobs of more than 1,000 of the world's leading scientists and technicians after Nasa ended its space shuttle programme.

United Space Alliance, which manages the shuttle fleet and handles Nasa's International Space Station, said most jobs would go in Florida and Texas.

Jul 08 08:28

Ron Paul: I'm Not Kidding (Part 2) - Campaign for Liberty Under Attack !

The FEC has launched a pair of investigations on Campaign for Liberty.

Both are meritless, but could seriously disrupt our growing program.

Please read Campaign for Liberty President John Tate's letter below and stand with us.

Jul 08 08:22

Kenny's Sideshow Tidbits

Mike Rivero possibly puts his guest spot on the Alex Jones show in jeopardy by a WRH front page post of AJ ranting and raving about the 'feeble minded, mentally defective, nazi, klan, Hal Turner followers' who are anti-Israel. As Rivero says ....
"Me?!?!?!?"

Jul 08 00:30

Obama's "Fundamental Transformation" means Total Annihilation

Obama's "Fundamental Transformation" means Total Annihilation
By Sher Zieve
Tuesday, July 06, 2010 - 9:12:44 AM ET
Defined as “betrayal of country--violation of the allegiance owed by somebody to his or her own country, e.g. by aiding an enemy,” virtually everything The Obama has done and is doing is called treason. And, as Obama still maintains he is a natural-born US citizen, what he has effected is also High Treason--defined as “treason perpetrated by somebody against his or her own country.” In order to gain some semblance of what the Dictator-and-Destroyer-in-Chief has done and is continuing to do in his “fundamental transformation” of the United States of America, a partial and I believe actionable list includes, but is not limited to, the following:

Jul 08 00:24

While Big Easy Takes on Oil, Obama Sues Arizona!

Published: July 07, 2010
While Big Easy Takes on Oil, Obama Sues Arizona!
By John Lillpop
While the worst environmental disaster in history spreads to Big Easy and all of the Gulf States, Barack Hussein Obama, in a snit of poor judgment and political fraud, has unleashed the vast powers and resources of the U.S. Government against the state of Arizona for its tough, and long overdue, anti-illegal alien bill.
Call Obama's hideous meddling what you wish, pandering to illegal aliens, or trolling for votes among those who oppose secure borders and the rule of law, the fact is that Barack Obama has taken his eye off the tar balls long enough to attack a sovereign entity of the United States.
Which is either incredibly poor judgment, or out and out treason, or, most probably, both.

Jul 07 22:44

Dr. Franklin Lamb: Mohammad Hussein Fadlallah - (11/16/1935—7/4/2010)


“Throughout my life, I have always supported the human being in his humanism and I have supported the oppressed. I think it is the person’s right to live his freedom and it is her and his right to face the injustice imposed on each by revolting against it. Ayatollah Mohammad Hussein Fadlallah

Jul 07 22:13

IRAQ IS AMERICA’S GAZA

Iraq is America’s Gaza and, like Gaza, it cries for justice to a world which would rather ignore its plight as well as America and Great Britain’s role in this murderous error of judgement . Our karmic debt, like Israels with Gaza , is immeasurable:

Jul 07 13:40

The World of Most People and the Power of the Unseen

The situation in the Gulf of Mexico is off the charts and a number of police and enforcement agents are in operation to hinder the access of people seeking to study and report on what is happening. It appears that it has been made a felony to approach locations within a certain distance for the purpose of taking photos. This is in violation of laws that allow citizens to have access to public beaches and other locations. Workers involved in the cleanup are forbidden to speak to anyone about what they are doing.

Jul 07 13:38

Wondering What's Going on Behind the Curtain

One thing no one can doubt is the increasing presence of more and more officials with uniforms and weapons. There’s also been a major decrease in legislation that protects individual rights of movement and expression. There’s also been more and more evidence of provocateurs at major protests and… there have been increasing displays of local police abusing and injuring really old people. Why would they be attacking so many people in their 80’s and so many prepubescent children? Is it just the press that is calling attention to what might only be anomalies within a public composed of hundreds of millions of people in many locations?

Jul 07 12:59

Helium balloons float propaganda into North Korea

Helium balloons float propaganda into North Korea
By Kyung Lah, CNN
May 31, 2010 --
Seoul, South Korea (CNN) -- Park Sang Hak and his family jammed 150,000 sheets of paper, dollar bills, DVDs and tiny AM/FM radios inside bags attached to giant inflatable helium balloons.
They launched them into the sky where they floated 200 km (124 miles) across the border to North Korea.
The message: Kim Jong Il is lying to you.
"The balloons are the weapons in breaking Kim Jong Il's spell, say the Fighters for Free North Korea. The group, made up primarily of North Korean defectors, says if North Korea can't get any messages from the outside world, then outside world must deliver those messages in."

Jul 07 12:55

"Food Thieves Prove Tough Times are Already Here"

Normally we hear about thieves breaking into a house to steal a flat screen TV, or jacking someone’s car.

But, with the economy falling apart and millions out of work, stories like these will become much more common, as TV’s, computers, cell phones and home furnishings start taking a back seat to essential goods like food

Jul 07 10:41

Costa Rican Govt Approves US Occupation

In another example of the growing militarization of the war on drugs, the Costa Rican government has given the US permission to launch an invasion of up to 7,000 Marines, ostensibly to “fight drugs.”

Indeed, it appears that the only reason the nation is in America’s sights at all is because it is geographically so narrow, and an occupation of it could provide a convenient choke-point for blocking drugs from South America reaching Mexico and eventually, the United States, by land.

Under the terms of the agreement, US troops “will enjoy freedom of movement and the right to carry out any activities needed to fulfill their mission.” In addition to the ground troops, the US will be deploying 46 warships and hundreds of helicopters.

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So, the US is deploying 7,000 Marines, 46 warships, and hundreds of helicopters to....Costa Rica?!? To allegedly "fight drugs"?!?

Meanwhile, thousands of illegal aliens, "muleing" drugs, walk across our southern border every day with the blessing and protection of the Obama administration.

This is not about drugs: this is about having a full-fledged US expeditionary force prepositioned to send against some South American leader who is not behaving as he has been told to behave by the US.

Venezuela's Hugo Chavez comes to mind.

The US is now fighting a war on two fronts, which makes it a world war.

Jul 07 10:31

Secret Document Affirms U.S.-Israel Nuclear Partnership

According to Army Radio, the U.S. has reportedly pledged to sell Israel materials used to produce electricity, as well as nuclear technology and other supplies, despite the fact that Israel is not a signatory of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty.

Jul 07 09:38

Defending Arizona

A law that basically makes a few small, carefully considered changes in police procedure, Arizona’s S.B. 1070, has inspired a vastly disproportionate response. Few laws have ever been so grossly mischaracterized by so many leaders on the left. From President Obama on down, they rushed to the microphone after it was enacted to hyperventilate about an impending police state in Arizona. Excitable bloggers invoked Jim Crow, apartheid, and the Nuremberg laws of Nazi Germany.

Jul 07 08:48

ME, GENERAL PETRAEUS & THE ISRAEL LOBBY

MJ Rosenberg

Some readers think I exaggerate the influence of the lobby. I don’t — I used to work at AIPAC and on its favorite stomping ground, Capitol Hill. The latest evidence of the fear and trembling produced by the Israel lobby was evidenced last week when it was revealed that General David Petraeus was upset and worried by a column I wrote in March.

The old adage “politics stops at the water’s edge” does not apply to the Middle East.

When it comes to all matters relating to Israel, foreign policy is politics. It is absolutely impossible to imagine US policy toward Israel not being intertwined with politics and political fund-raising.

Jul 07 07:57

Clinton vows support for Georgia, slams Russian 'occupation'

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton reassured Georgia on Monday with a pledge of continued support and criticised Russia's "occupation" of two breakaway Georgian regions.

But we support Israels occupation of lands they were never supposed to have! We support severe military attacks on civilian populations in Gaza, that's perfectly ok, but Russia steps into Georgia and that's condemned! I've not enough criticism for Hillary Clinton... Silence free speech on the internet, but allow this woman to spout off?

Jul 07 07:47

White House successfully plugs leaks -- of information

It's day 75 and oil in the Gulf of Mexico continues to flow.

But there's one thing the administration appears to have plugged: information flow related to the spill. The President, seemingly more concerned with his image than anything else, wants to suppress the graphic evidence of his bumbling response.

Is it really "bumbling"? Or is it a directed effort to further Obama's Carbon Tax program? Or is it just a distraction from activities in the middle east? Or is it in preparation for evacuating the gulf coast and instituting martial law nationwide? Is it just one of these things, or all of them? Or any of them? There's plenty of evidence that it was a planned disaster (false flag), but for what purpose? Keep aware.

Jul 07 07:14

FBI agents take down two North Idaho men making grenades

From KREM2 news in Spokane:

Two Idaho men are in jail accused of making grenades and keeping an illegal arsenal of guns and ammo.

Jul 07 07:00

Gulf Coast now a BP police state as law enforcement conspires with BP to intimidate journalists

Why this matters
This is scary stuff, folks. Now we have a police state in America. No one can deny it. You can't argue the point anymore. It is documented fact, and it's happening right now in the Gulf Coast.

If you pick up a professional camera and start snapping photos of a BP refinery, or a BP cleanup vessel, or a beach with an oil boom on it, you risk being followed, detained, questioned and intimidated. And if you don't surrender your own rights and consent to an illegal search of your photos or film footage, you will be hauled into a federal holding facility and held by the Department of Homeland Security until they feel like letting you go.

Jul 07 06:49

Study says smells sickening people come from oilpatch, but no source

Richard Langer was working on his farm just outside Peace River, Alta., one morning last spring when he saw the gas cloud drift through.

"It was sort of a blue-green cloud," he recalls.

The smell — a gassy, tarry reek like a hundred roofing crews working at once — was bad enough. Then a truck idling in the middle of the cloud suddenly revved as if someone stomped the pedal.

That's when Langer, 71, felt something bad.

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Just so Americans don't feel alone in their oil-related disaster.

Jul 07 06:44

Linamar to close Lasco plant in Britain and shift output elsewhere

Auto parts maker Linamar Corp. (TSX:LNR) plans to shut down a British parts plant in Wales and transfer production elsewhere.

Canada's second-biggest auto parts company said Wednesday it's beginning consultations with the Unite trade union on the planned closing of the British plant.

Linamar said it did a review of the money-losing plant's operations and concluded it has no viable commercial future.

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Outsourcing - because locals don't need jobs.

Jul 07 06:41

Polish Troops Train To Take On American “Terrorists”

Military claim that foreign soldiers were merely “observers” in Vigilant Guard exercises disproved by Infowars film crew

Law enforcement and military officials were keen to play down the presence of Polish troops during the recent Operation Vigilant Guard exercises in Chicago, but claims that the foreign personnel were there merely as “observers” were proven incorrect after they were filmed participating in drills which revolved around terrorism and mass casualty disasters.

Infowars reporters Rob Dew and Jason Douglass traveled to Chicago to document the increasing integration of foreign troops with American military and civilian authorities.

Jul 07 05:40

US fighting ATK over defective military equipment

It's one of Utah's most prominent companies, embroiled in a high-stakes court battle against the U.S. government over allegedly defective military equipment. If the government wins, a whistleblower could get tens of millions of dollars.

The controversy swirls around nighttime combat. ATK sold the military thousands of high-powered illumination flares -- big ones -- that dangle from a parachute and light up a square mile.

Jul 07 00:26

Exclusive Interview with Israeli Arab Member of Knesset Haneen Zoubi

No human being can accept the humiliation and the suffering of the Palestinians under siege and occupation. The Palestinian people have the right to resist and struggle in order to put an end to occupation.

Jul 07 00:20

Obama’s New Iran Sanctions: An Act of War

“The Obama administration is accelerating the deployment of new defenses against possible Iranian missile attacks in the Persian Gulf, placing special ships [war ships] off the Iranian coast and antimissile systems in at least four [surrounding] Arab countries, according to administration and military officials.”

Jul 06 20:35

Duel of the Machiavellians: Obama vs. Petraeus

By Stephen J. Sniegoski

While Obama is often portrayed as a political neophyte finding himself confronting situations that are way over his head, his choice of General David H. Petraeus to replace General Stanley A. McChrystal was in some ways a masterful political stroke, though it does not seem to have achieved all that might have been intended.

Jul 06 19:41

George Michael arrested after crashing car into shop

Methinks George should hire a chauffeur - it would save him a lot of trouble

Jul 06 16:55

NASA Chief: Next Frontier Better Relations With Muslim World

NASA Administrator Charles Bolden said in a recent interview that his "foremost" mission as the head of America's space exploration agency is to improve relations with the Muslim world.

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SAY WHAT?!?!?

ARE YOU FLIPPING KIDDING ME; THIS IS NOW DEFINED AS NASA'S "FOREMOST" MISSION?!?!?

I am sorry, and yes, good relationships among all people of the world is a wonderful and worthy goal.

But this is not what the National Aerospace and Space Administration was ever intended to do, period, end of discussion.

Jul 06 14:07

The Lights Are Going Out For Free Speech On The Internet

Type the keywords “Internet censorship” into Google News and you will immediately understand to what degree the world wide web is under assault from attempts by governments globally to regulate and stifle free speech. From Australia to Belarus, from Turkey to Vietnam, from Pakistan to Egypt, from Afghanistan to Iran, huge chunks of the Internet are going dark as the Chinese model of Internet regulation is adopted worldwide.

But why should Americans concern themselves with countries halfway across the globe adopting Chinese-style net censorship? Because under Senator Joe Lieberman’s 197-page Protecting Cyberspace as a National Asset Act, the United States would formally mimic China’s “great firewall” of web censorship.

Jul 06 08:32

General Petraeus’s leaked emails about Israel

Blogger Philip Weiss has them, and they’re not pretty.

Jul 06 06:14

Obama and Netanyahu to hold fence-mending talks

President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will meet on Tuesday seeking to show they have turned the page on an unusually rocky period in relations between Washington and its close ally.

Visiting the White House for fence-mending talks, Netanyahu will get a warmer welcome than in March when Obama kept him at arms' length in what was widely viewed as a snub over settlement policy seen by Washington as an obstacle to a Palestinian state.

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Their visible difference of opinion was meant for public consumption. This meeting is a planning and strategy session regarding Iran. They need to find a way to trick the ignorant masses into believing a war is justified. Otherwise they are just committing more acts of terrorism.

Jul 05 23:32

Bibi Back at the White House — The Consistency of Israeli Duplicity Comes Ever More Clearly into Focus

By Jeff Gates

With Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu visiting the White House July 6th, it’s time to recall how Tel Aviv deceived Washington throughout the entirety of the U.S.-Israeli relationship.

U.S. military leaders will be watching this meeting very closely, as will the veterans community.

For me, confirmation of Israel’s strategic duplicity came in a meeting with Harry McPherson who served as counsel and speechwriter for Lyndon B. Johnson. LBJ entered the Senate in 1948 with Louisiana Senator Russell Long for whom I served as counsel and speechwriter.

At his law offices in Washington, Harry described his arrival in Tel Aviv the night that the 1967 War began. That war typifies the consistency of this ongoing deceit.

Jul 05 20:23

Pinal County Sheriff Receiving Death Threats

Pinal County Sheriff Receiving Death Threats
Published : Monday, 05 Jul 2010, 8:48 PM MDT
Outside law enforcements have been brought in to investigate the threats and have found them credible.
Sheriff Babeu declined personal security detail. He decided not to request funding for security detail at this time, because the county resources are already stretched.
"I understand this threat, yet I will not run in fear or change my support for SB1070 and my demands for President Obama to secure our border with 3,000 armed soldiers in Arizona and start building the fence again. I'm always armed and as every law enforcement member knows, we always have to be aware of our surroundings and possible threats," he said.

Jul 05 18:31

Is Petraeus McChrystal’s Replacement or Obama’s?

By PAUL CRAIG ROBERTS

Our petulant president’s ego can’t handle a general letting off steam. Neither can any of the spoiled children who comprise “our” government in DC, the capital of the “superpower.”

Generals have to fight wars that civilians start, either from the incompetence of their diplomacy or the arrogance of their hubris. Generals have to get young troops killed because of the stupidity or ambition or corruption of civilian government officials.

All McChrystal did was to let off steam. A real president would have realized that and let it go.

Don’t get me wrong. McChrystal is a militarist, and I am pleased to see him gone.

However, McChrystal didn’t restart America’s aggression against Afghanistan. Obama did.

Jul 05 09:56

Tea party gatherings on the Fourth mix the educational and the patriotic

"Tea party" activists across the nation tried to put the "independence" back in Independence Day this weekend with festivals and other gatherings focused on the Constitution -- and how to use it for political gain.

Jul 05 06:56

World Leaders Accept Demise of Global Warming Alarmism

These leaders’ collective decisions in Toronto reflect their individual experiences at home, and a desire to avoid the fate that met their true-believing colleagues, all of whom have been hurt by the economic and political consequences of their global-warming advocacy.

Jul 05 06:22

Joe Lieberman: From American Idol Finalist to TYRANNYsaurus Rex

Eric Blair
Activist Post

To borrow a phrase often used in Joe Lieberman’s failed presidential primary bid in 2004, America’s tyrannical campaign “is picking up Joe-mentum” thanks in large part due to legislation introduced by Deputy Dog himself.

Jul 04 21:41

Israel’s New Master Plan

The estimated 270,000 Arab East Jerusalemites are already confined to a mere 13 per cent of East Jerusalem while more than 85 per cent of the city has been seized by Jewish authorities since 1967, when Israel occupied East Jerusalem and the rest of the West Bank.

Jul 04 15:14

Black voice of sanity writes:The Obama Presidency: An Unfolding Disaster

The Obama Presidency: An Unfolding Disaster
Written by Larry Pinkney
Friday, 02 July 2010 04:35
Barack Obama is in fact, shrewdly facilitating and overseeing the dismantling, not of the U.S. corporate / military empire, but rather of the economic and political human rights and legitimate needs of everyday Black, White, Brown, Red, and Yellow peoples in this nation. It is for this purpose that the corporate / military establishment and the corporate media ensured that Barack Obama was installed in the White House. This is an increasingly obvious disaster not for the wealthy elite who already have homes, villas, gated mansions, yachts, and cushioned financial holdings all over the world. It is however, a horrible disaster for everyday common folks in this nation and around this planet.

Jul 04 12:51

Activism in the Age of Tyranny and Terror - G20 Report

Michael Edwards
Activist Post

World tyranny is accelerating at a pace not seen since Stalin, Hitler, Mao, and Mussolini converged on the world stage. Their regimes were history's prime examples, but there have been countless other dictators who have flourished, leading to the unfortunate conclusion that dictatorships are the rule, not the exception.

Jul 04 10:33

A New Declaration of Independence for a New Revolution

America is fast coming to a crossroads from which there will be no return if we take the wrong path. Do we take the road that leads away from America and toward a Euro-esque way of governing? Do we cast aside our American character and bury our great nation in a grave of socialist-styled authority? Do we damn our progeny to a failed superstate that violate every tenet of our original ideals?

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Do we allow our nation to continue being slaves to Israel?

Jul 04 07:57

4th of July: From Celebration of Independence to Acceptance of Slavery?

What we can do on this 4th of July is to reinforce the idea of independence. Many of our friends and neighbors need a little help. They are having a hard time seeing the enemy within for the distractions of the failing economy and the threat of 'events' such as the Gulf disaster and the brain numbing repetitive rhetoric of 'terrorism' and the false celebrity culture.

Perhaps over that burger and beer and the figurative 'bombs bursting in air' you can plant a seed of dissent towards the powers that be or as some call them the powers that think they be. Isn't it our duty to do so?

Jul 04 07:11

More than one-quarter don’t know who US gained independence from

Every Fourth of July, Americans gather to celebrate the country’s declaration of independence from … um, what country was that again?

If you answered the above question with the word “England” or “Britain,” you would be obviously correct. But a new Marist poll finds that more than a quarter — 26 percent — of Americans polled couldn’t bring to mind the name of the country from whom the original 13 colonies gained independence.

Results were especially poor among the young: Of respondents aged 18 to 29, only 60 percent correctly identified Great Britain. A full one-third were unsure.

Jul 04 05:24

Emergency S.O.S.: America Falling to Foreign Bank Takeover

This Fourth of July, the United States is indeed in peril; it is not only the Gulf Oil Spill, Russian spies and threats of war with Iran which Americans must worry about. Instead it is the quiet but deadly conquest by private, central banks, who lobbied Congress to once again vest new powers in the Federal Reserve and, by all indicators, further weaken the U.S. economy through its future actions.

The financial crisis has indeed been developed in such a way that no nation can ever repay all the debt, and control by global economic forces is all but inevitable.
“This is as big as World War I or World War II,” Alex Jones warns. “What is happening now is bigger than the banking takeover of 1913… it is a worldwide financial coup d’etat.”

Jul 04 05:13

Veterans Today Opposes U.S. Supreme Court Nominee Elena Kagan

By Jeff Gates

What news outlets can our military trust? Fox News? CNN? The New York Times? For a nation dependent on informed consent, where can we as veterans turn for the real facts?

Weak on Defense and Bill of Rights, Not During War Time

Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan is untrustworthy, weak on defense and supports the Bill of Rights only with conditions. With our military imbedded in foreign conflicts on false premises, her wartime appointment must be rejected.

Jul 04 04:31

PHILIP GIRALDI: Executive Privilege

The removal of General Stanley McChrystal from command provided President Barack Obama with the perfect opportunity to review the entire Afghan war strategy and declare it a failure. That he did not do so means that the war now belongs fully to the president and he, in typical Washington fashion, will insist on something that he can describe as “mission accomplished.” The fighting will continue until Washington runs out of money and soldiers and is forced to craft together a phony peace settlement before leaving with its tail between its legs. The whole world knows that United States foreign policy has become little more than a pathetic joke, a fact that is also becoming increasingly clear to many Americans who do not live inside the Washington beltway bubble.

Jul 04 00:43

GORDON DUFF: SURROGATE WARFARE, KILLING AMERICANS FOR FUN AND PROFIT

THE MYTH OF DEMOCRACY, GOVERNMENT BY ORGANIZED CRIME

Jul 04 00:17

Norman Finkelstein’s “This time we went too far” [VIDEO]

Eight months prior to its December 2008 Gaza invasion, Israel established a National Information Directorate with the aim coordinating a public relations strategy with a clear, unified message to the world’s press. Israel’s 2006 war against Lebanon was seen as a disaster to Israel’s image in the world. A contingent of diplomats, lobby groups, bloggers and other supporters of Israel were mobilized as a parallel, complementary track to the military efforts.

Continue reading:

http://mycatbirdseat.com/2010/07/norman-finkelsteins-this-time-we-went...

Jul 04 00:12

PUPPET GOVERNMENT: NEW VIDEO, “SIMPLE CARD TRICKS FOR WAR”

By GORDON DUFF

SIMPLE CARD TRICKS FOR WAR

By Puppet Government Productions

A hard hitting new video debunking the continuing puppet show in Washington DC, and the “doubletalk” complicity of President Obama in continuing the phony “war on terror.”

A Must Watch:

http://mycatbirdseat.com/2010/07/puppet-government-new-video-%e2%80%9c...

Jul 03 23:17

Thousands of new war vets mentally unstable with PTSD/TBI, drugged

Nearly 8,000 New Vets Suffer from PTSD, Over 7,000 Suffer from TBI, Over 4,000 Suffer from Both
07/01/2010
“After being redeployed multiple times to Iraq and Afghanistan, thousands of New York veterans are suffering from PTSD and TBI and many are not even aware of it,”.... Additionally, Senator Gillibrand is expressing concerns over the increased reliance on psychotropic medication to treat TBI, which has nearly tripled, increasing from approximately 100,000 prescriptions to more than 300,000, with no clear evidence as to its effectiveness."

Jul 03 21:21

Chavez Regime Nationalizes U.S. Oil Rigs

Chavez Regime Nationalizes U.S. Oil Rigs | Print | E-mail
Written by Alex Newman
Tuesday, 29 June 2010 12:40
After socializing and devastating vast swaths of the Venezuelan economy, socialist “President” Hugo Chavez announced that his government was nationalizing a fleet of oil rigs owned by an American firm.

Oklahoma-based drilling company Helmerich & Payne stopped production with its 11 rigs after a conflict with Venezuela’s state-owned oil conglomerate PDVSA, which defaulted on its nearly $50 million bill after the collapse in oil prices. So rather than make payment, the Venezuelan regime decided to take over the equipment.

Jul 03 20:36

Obama’s Justice Dept's Racist Hostility Toward White Victims' Rights

Obama’s Justice Dept.’s Black Panther Case: RACISM and A Lawless Hostility Toward Equal Enforcement of the Law.
Monday, June 28th
Mr Adamas give us the the reason behind the rejection of the case, racism
Most disturbing, the dismissal is part of a creeping lawlessness infusing our government institutions. Citizens would be shocked to learn about the open and pervasive hostility within the Justice Department to bringing civil rights cases against nonwhite defendants on behalf of white victims. Equal enforcement of justice is not a priority of this administration. Open contempt is voiced for these types of cases.

Jul 03 16:07

Hey Hillary, Which ‘Intolerant Governments’ Are You Referring To?

Eric Blair
Activist Post

Sec. of State Hillary Clinton gave a speech to the Community of Democracies in Poland Saturday for the 10th anniversary celebration of the founding of the organization, whose 16 members strive to “forge international consensus on ways to support and promote democracy.”

"We must be wary of the steel vise in which governments around the world are slowly crushing civil society and the human spirit,” Clinton was quoted in an Associated Press propaganda piece titled "Clinton: Activists Being Crushed By ‘Steel Vise’ Around the World."

“Intolerant governments across the globe are ‘slowly crushing’ activist and advocacy groups that play an essential role in the development of democracy,” she added.

Jul 03 15:43

Britain more interested in saving Israelis from garden shed rockets than British citizens from Israeli pirates

Stuart Littlewood explains why the hope that UK Liberal Democratic Party leader Nick Clegg’s presence in the governing coalition would have a moderating effect on the rabid Conservative Zionists is misplaced. Following a recent exchange with Clegg, he concludes that the junior coalition partner has fallen in with the Tory Zionists.

Jul 03 15:41

If Palestinians are granted the right to work, Lebanon wins

Franklin Lamb calls on Lebanon’s parliament and political elites to grant the Palestinian refugees living in the country the right to work, arguing that this is not only part of Lebanon’s obligation under international law, but also would benefit the Lebanese economy.

Jul 03 11:48

BP/ Gov't Lying To Public About Safety Of Florida Beaches

BP and Government Misleading Public About Safety Of Florida Beaches
Posted by Alexander Higgins - June 23, 2010
As a tide of tarballs from the BP Gulf Oil Spill assaults the Florida coast line local Florida residents, businesses and county officials are demanding action from BP, State, and Federal Government officials in charge of monitoring and responding to the spill.
"They are also demanding answers to other questions like why local beaches have been declared safe and remain open even though tarballs have been washing ashore for weeks in Florida and the DEP hasn’t tested the waters for hydrocarbons since May 1st."

Jul 03 10:44

When War Criminals are Rewarded for Killing People: Tony Blair Awarded the "Liberty Medal"

When war becomes peace.

When killing is presented as a humanitarian endeavor.

When war criminals are rewarded for killing people.

When killing is justified in the name of democracy. When killing people is equated with to "bringing liberty" to those you have killed.

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This prize has become just about as debased as has the alleged Nobel Peace Prize.

Jul 03 07:20

Britain More Interested in Saving Israelis from Garden Shed Rockets than British Citizens from Israeli Pirates

The British public are wising up. They are beginning to know the score. Prime minister Cameron is a self-declared Zionist. Foreign secretary Hague has been a Friend of Israel since the age of 15. Under-secretary of state Burt is not just a Friend of Israel but an OFFICER of the Conservative Friends of Israel organisation.

Jul 03 06:04

The Destruction of U.S. Border States

While the 1980s and 1990s were dominated by optimistic reports and government statements on the contributions of illegal aliens, reality had to be faced soon. The three states—California, Texas and New York—harboring the most illegal aliens in America financially collapsed by the weight they chose to carry.

Jul 03 05:27

Insider Trading Inside the Beltway: In 1990's Senators beat the market by 12% per year. Average private citizen did -1.4% during same period. Businesses averaged 6%.

Under current law, it is unlikely that Members of Congress can be held liable for insider trading. The proposed Stop Trading on Congressional Knowledge Act addresses that problem by instructing the Securities and Exchange Commission to adopt rules intended to prohibit such trading.

Jul 03 01:38

LAMB : If Palestinians are granted the right to work Lebanon wins

“These are humanitarian, social and ethical duties, and the Lebanese state must assume the responsibility of providing them to our Palestinian brothers and sisters. Lebanon will not dodge these duties,which must be crystal-clear, and not be subject to any misinterpretation.

Jul 03 01:31

Fawwaz Traboulsi : Speaks about Palestinian Rights in Lebanon

Paul Jay Senior Editor of The Real News Network, in a recent interview asks Fawwaz Traboulsi, Professor of Political Science and History at the Lebanese-American University and American University in Beirut, to shet some light on the issue of Palestinina Civil Rights in Lebanon.

Jul 03 00:00

[Feds]/BP's Oil Spill Fouls Water, Land and Air

BP's Oil Spill Fouls Water, Land and Air
By Dennis Bernstein
June 29, 2010
...“I think we have to be suspicious of everything they’re saying to us. We have to assume they’re withholding the information, that they are possibly even falsifying information, so as not to cause a panic, because I think the last thing they want is an outraged, panicked public to face.”
She said the federal government and the Coast Guard are marching in lockstep with BP, adding: “Essentially, the government and BP are one and the same right now. And that’s a really frightening thing to say I realize that, but that’s what I see...."

Jul 02 23:03

The Political Whores of Washington

Congress does represent the core of political corruption in America where a few Jewish tycoons have thoroughly corrupted the American political discourse, by transforming most of America’s politicians into willing political whores without any modicum of moral conscience, readily bowing before Jewish money and Jewish pressure.

Jul 02 21:31

Rights Group Files FOIA Requests Regarding Israel Attack on Flotilla Delivering Aid to Gaza

The Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) filed eight Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests regarding the United States government’s knowledge of, and actions in relation to, the May 31, 2010 attack by Israel on a flotilla of six vessels in international waters seeking to deliver humanitarian aid to Gaza, and U.S. policy towards the blockade of Gaza,

Jul 02 21:25

Report: US Warships Stationed off Iranian Coast

As unconfirmed reports of an imminent Israeli strike on Iran's nuclear facilities pick up steam in the Middle Eastern media, a US-based strategic intelligence company has released a chart showing US naval carriers massing near Iranian waters.

Jul 02 16:33

Countdown: Dr.Riki Ott alleges BP engaged in massive cover-up

Countdown: Dr.Riki Ott alleges BP engaged in massive cover-up to hide Gulf Disaster damage
firedoglake
YouTube/MSNBC
Thu, 01 Jul 2010 21:07 EDT

Jul 02 16:30

US Billions for War/ Israel/Banks, None for Medicaid, Americans' Welfare

US Congress withholds billions from Medicaid, jobless benefits
Tom Eley
World Socialist Web Site
Thu, 01 Jul 2010 12:49 EDT
"A consensus has emerged in the ruling class, signaled by Obama's three-year freeze on discretionary social spending, that costs not related to the military and the ongoing bailout of the finance industry must be curtailed. In contrast, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has guaranteed passage of another $33 billion bill by summer recess - this one a short-term funding bill for the war in Afghanistan.
By last Friday, 1.2 million workers had lost unemployment benefits since the beginning of June. By this weekend, the figure will swell to 1.63 million, and by mid-July the number will reach two million. "

Jul 02 15:46

Anna Chapman (20 photos + video)

Translation from Russian

Anna Chapman (Anna Chapman) - one of the 11 arrested in U.S. on charges of spying for Russia - in 2007-2008 worked in the division of the Belgian bank Fortis - KIT Fortis Investments, said on Thursday, local media reported. - served as vice president of KIT Fortis Investments, established in 2006, and was responsible for sales in Russia of foreign securities.

Here are presented her photo spread in which she Soc. networks and the end of a brief version of the history for those too lazy to Google on this subject:)

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Are people so stupid to fall for the Russian spy claim? Probably. Mostly ... they are ignorant rednecks.

WARNING TO ANYONE IN THE US THAT IS ORIGINALLY FROM A FOREIGN NATION:

Jul 02 14:42

50 Random Facts That Make You Wonder What In The World Has Happened To America

On one level, the facts below may not seem related. However, what they all do have in common is that they show just how much the United States has fundamentally changed. Do you ever just sit back and wonder what in the world has happened to America?

Jul 02 10:46

US Ranks Last in Health Care vs AUS, CAN, GER, NETH, NZ, UK

The U.S. health system is the most expensive in the world, but comparative analysess consistently show the United States underperforms relative to other countries on most dimensions of performance. Among the seven nations studied—Australia, Canada, Germany, the Netherlands, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and the United States—the U.S. ranks last overall, as it did in the 2007, 2006, and 2004.

Jul 02 09:34

Boy, Were You Ever Wrong

You knew your country was sick, didn’t you? Yes, you did. You can feel this sick degeneration down deep in your bones. It was a sixth sense you had. It spoke to you like a still small voice and it whispered ever so softly. It told you that the foundations were crumbling and the buffering institutions were being eroded. But you wanted to call it something else. You ranted about “liberalism”, “big government”, “high taxes”, “overregulation” and how bad those Democrats were. Perhaps you attended a few Tea Parties and whined to your friends about the dangers and wickedness of an Obama administration. You might have even dropped a few dollars in the coffers of yet another “conservative” group, thinking you were doing your due diligence. Sarah Palin is probably your girl in 2012.

Jul 02 08:49

Terrorism: Why They Want to Kill Us

Terrorism is not new. It was used against Russian Tsars, the Austro-Hungarian monarchy, and British colonial officials. Algerians employed terrorism against the French and later Algerian governments. Basque and Irish separatists freely relied on terrorism. Until Iraq, the most promiscuous suicide bombers were Tamils in Sri Lanka. In none of these cases did the killing occur in response to freedom, whether in America or elsewhere.

The moral issues are daunting enough even if the intelligence is faultless, and it rarely is. Americans should consider how they would react if a more powerful nation was slaughtering their relatives and friends--and even entire families--in an attempt to kill a few targeted individuals alleged to be terrorists.

Jul 02 08:27

The Spy Scare

If Hoekstra and Townsend are so worried about the alleged danger posed by Russian and Chinese espionage, then surely the considerable Mossad presence ought to concern them as well: after all, when Jonathan Pollard stole priceless secrets from the US on behalf of Tel Aviv, the Israelis traded the information to the Soviets in exchange for the release of tens of thousands of Russian Jews to be sent directly to Israel. According to a 1996 report by the Office of Naval Investigations, the Israelis sold stolen US military technology to the Chinese, and this came out in 2000, again, when Tel Aviv tried to sell China the ultra-secret Phalcon early warning detection system, created in the US.

Jul 02 07:49

Are the Russians Really Coming?

It sounds like Boris Badenov – or a very bad Ian Fleming knock-off. Apparently, the cabal – numbering eleven spies, at least so far as we know now – was told to infiltrate the US and blend into America just as if they were ordinary people. They would go about their ordinary jobs – consultant, real estate agent, housewife and mother, whatever – take out mortgages, have children, go to PTA meeting, and all the while they were really sinister Russian agents, plotting god-knows-what heinous schemes designed to steal our secrets, influence government policy, and undermine the very fabric of American life. No kidding….

Jul 02 06:29

Natives urge Stanley Park name change

Some B.C. politicians say officials should consider a native group's suggestion that Vancouver's Stanley Park revert to its original First Nations name, Xwayxway.

The chief of the Squamish First Nation, Ian Campbell, said Wednesday that the well-known downtown park should be renamed Xwayxway pronounced kwhy-kway as it was known for thousands of years.

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Canada's equivalent of Israel's Palestinians speak out. You can be quite certain politicians are eying up a potential money grab in this.

Jul 02 06:18

Report: Toxins found in whales bode ill for humans

Sperm whales feeding even in the most remote reaches of Earth's oceans have built up stunningly high levels of toxic and heavy metals, according to American scientists who say the findings spell danger not only for marine life but for the millions of humans who depend on seafood.

A report released Thursday noted high levels of cadmium, aluminum, chromium, lead, silver, mercury and titanium in tissue samples taken by dart gun from nearly 1,000 whales over five years. From polar areas to equatorial waters, the whales ingested pollutants that may have been produced by humans thousands of miles away, the researchers said.

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Pass me another plate of those Gulf of Toxico shrimp.

Jul 02 06:16

Explosion at National Defence bldg in Quebec

An explosion has torn through a Canadian Armed Forces recruitment centre in Trois-Rivieres, Quebec.

No one appears to have been injured in the blast which occurred at about 3 a.m. ET.

The glass doors of the centre have been blown out and police have sent a bomb squad to the scene.

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Looks like someone is trying to tell the government and the military something.

Jul 02 05:04

Ralph Nader On 'Questions For Supreme Court Nominee Kagan'

Questions that should be asked by congress yet will not be. Our government is run by those that serve and obey corporate interests regardless of what party they may belong to. Ralph Nader will never be elected President, he would make a fine senator and should run for senator in NY.

Jul 02 00:32

Jobless Benefits Gone For 1.2 Million

It has begun, Let the Summer of Rage Begin

Jul 02 00:02

GORDON DUFF: BROKEN ARROW, THE MOST DANGEROUS WEAPONS OF ALL

THE HUNT FOR THE MISSING NUKES AND THOSE THAT COVERED IT UP

There are nuclear weapons out there, maybe in terrorists hands, two or five, as many as seven or more. Iran and North Korea didn’t build them. North Korea’s nuclear program is a sham and Iran may simply be a scapegoat. Iran is not building nuclear weapons, they don’t possess the necessary centrifuges to enrich uranium. Using their available technology, a nuclear weapon could not be produced in a century.

Jul 01 23:54

Review: Israeli Exceptionalism – The Destabilizing Logic of Zionism

By Stephen J. Sniegoski

M. Shahid Alam, Israeli Exceptionalism: The Destabilizing Logic of Zionism — New York: Palgrave MacMillan, 2009.

This is an excellent book that dares to transgress the regnant taboos and myths in the American mainstream on the issue of Israel. The author, M. Shahid Alam, a professor of economics at Northeastern University of Pakistani nationality, is a published writer on contemporary social and political topics that far transcend his academic field. Due to his proclivity to write on controversial and taboo topics, he has attained a place in ultra-Zionist David Horowitz’s book, “The Professors: The One Hundred and One Most Dangerous Academics in America (2006).”

Jul 01 23:42

Israel's Nuclear Arsenal /Espionage-- July 7, 2010 DC Panel Discussion

Israel's Nuclear Arsenal - Espionage, Opacity and Future - July 7, 2010 DC Panel Discussion
Wed Jun 30, 10:34 am ET
WASHINGTON, June 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- What do newly declassified documents about weapons grade uranium and dual-use technology diversions from the US reveal about the role of espionage in building Israel's secret arsenal? Did Israel's proposed nuclear weapons sales to apartheid South Africa signal they are still for sale if the partner and price are right?. . . . Join our panelists for an exciting discussion of these timely questions!

Jul 01 22:53

Elena Kagan must produce her entire family lineage prior to her confirmation hearings and this is why…

Yes, she will probably glide through confirmation, grinning and smiling and loving all the attention just like any spoiled child of privilege would upon receiving some special award only she thinks she actually earned. She might actually be the last person in the world to understand how she got where she is, how she got the “right” offers from the “right” law firms and the “right” appointments in the White House. She may never really understand why it is that her life has been so blessed by all the neoliberals around her who keep making sure there has always been a place at the Big Table for her.

Jul 01 20:01

Coast guard finds fuel sheen off coast of Clearwater Beach?

...The sheen appears to be an illegal discharge of fuel, said Capt. Tim Close, commander of Coast Guard sector St. Petersburg. It is not believed to be linked to the BP oil leak...

Jul 01 16:50

Unemployment Checks Cut Off

Jul 01 14:33

FLOTILLA Cover-up: The New York Times Accused

The news we Americans received on the massacre seemed written by an Israeli propaganda minister — in fact, some of it was. The Israeli army generously provided our media with a carefully edited video of their attack, which major news outlets dutifully broadcasted.

Jul 01 13:29

Oil Spills, Coal Disasters, Immigration Hysteria: Unlearned Lessons from 1924

Here are the news headlines in 1924: Oil spills, coal mining disasters and immigration hysteria.

Jul 01 13:05

A FOURTH OF JULY SIGN OF THE TIMES

Not much enthusiasm for the red, white, and blue!

Jul 01 12:40

Audit-the-Fed Goes Down, 229-198

This is no surprise. Neither party wants to audit the counterfeiting enterprise that is at the dark heart of the regime. The Republicans voted for it only for partisan reasons. When they are in power, the bill will never even come up. But here is the victory: through this device Ron Paul has added many more people to the vast numbers he has educated on the true nature of the central bank. The only victory that matters is in the hearts and minds of the people; good will never come from the top down. Ron Paul has advanced the cause of truth by a huge margin, where it counts, educationally. We are being ripped off through inflation, business cycles, and redistribution, and through the corporatism and wars the Fed makes possible. That is Ron Paul’s lesson, and the reason we must End the Fed.

Jul 01 11:18

US Senator Lieberman wants to kill the internet – for Israel!

Maidhc Ó Cathail views US Senator Joseph Lieberman’s efforts to undermine American civil liberties, in particular his current attempt to destroy the internet, perhaps in order “to protect his treasonous cronies from the American people”.

“If the United States looks increasingly like a police state Senator Lieberman has to take much of the credit for it.”

Jul 01 11:06

NJ Town Suing Homeless Squatters

One New Jersey shore town has tried pleading, threatening and reasoning with a group of homeless squatters camping in the woods.

Now the township of Lakewood is suing them.

A lawsuit filed Monday against dozens of squatters aims to force them to move from their encampment into temporary housing the township says it is pursuing for them.

The lawsuit calls the homeless "trespassers" who have done "irreparable harm" to public property.

It also seeks payment of attorney and other fees, although how those fees could be collected from the indigent squatters was unclear.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The criminalization of homelessness in this country continues apace.

And what is going to happen to these people in New Jersey if housing cannot be found for them, imprisonment?

Will we see the start of new "debtor's prisons" thrive as the new, ultracheap manufacturing centers for the US?!?

Jul 01 10:58

Where have all the Peaceniks Gone?

The Overseas Contingency Operation (formerly known as George's War OF Terror) has become even more of a quagmire under the new regime; healthcare was not so much reformed or overhauled as it was a handout to the health insurance companies; the oppressive police state is increasing; no accountability for war criminals (few people will prosecute themselves); torture continues; financial industry reform looks like it is guaranteed for further rich v. poor conquest; and this administration has proven to be as good a friend to Big Oil as the last one.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Many of the people who supported Obama cannot bear to look at the dark, festering reality behind all those promises of "hope and change" from his campaign, which had absolutely no basis in reality.

At the end of the day, Obama got the job because he was able to assure the rich and privileged (his real power base) that they would prosper, even as the rest of this country absolutely went to hell economically.

Jul 01 10:54

Milford Hooter's waitress accused of padding tips

Police arrested a Hooter’s waitress who allegedly padded her tips at the expense of customers by illegally adding to the gratuity line of credit card payments made at the Boston Post Road restaurant.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

When I go to a Hooter's, I expect to see nice, healthy, natural tips, not padded ones!

Jul 01 09:57

U.S. has not developed a plan to keep bomb materials from crossing border

Five years after Department of Homeland Security officials vowed to block the importation of radioactive materials that could be used to make a bomb, they still have not closed security gaps at U.S. borders, according to government auditors and researchers.

The failure to develop a strategic plan has delayed the creation of a "global nuclear detection architecture" that would guide a variety of federal agencies that share responsibility for preventing terrorists from detonating a nuclear bomb in the United States, the Government Accountability Office, the investigative arm of Congress, has found.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Memo to the Department of Homeland Security: the best thing the US can do to keep itself safe is by not mucking about in other people's countries to obtain, or get access to, resources which do not belong to the US!

If the Federal Government had spent the money we have spent on conducting the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq on R&D for alternative energy, we would have had something that could power a jet fighter or a tank by now, making wars for resources unnecessary.

Jul 01 09:44

US Official: Irresponsible Not to Try to Assassinate US-Born Cleric

Speaking today at the Aspen Security Forum, National Counterterrorism Center chief Michael Leiter defended the attempted assassinations of US citizen Anwar al-Awlaki, claiming he had a “direct role” in the failed Christmas Day underwear bomber attack.

"I think it would be wholly irresponsible for individuals like me, or Leon Panetta, for Secretary Gates and ultimately the president, not to at least think about and potentially direct all elements of national power” against him, Leiter insisted.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Memo to National Counterterrorism Center chief Michael Leiter:

The assassination of an American citizen, no matter how heinous the crime they are alleged to have committed, is extrajudicial and denies due process, under which this man is entitled under the Constitution of the United States, a document with which I would hope you have more than a nodding acquaintance.

The precedent of the institutionalization and normalization of preemptive, extrajudicial assassinations against American citizens puts this country, allegedly a country of laws and not of men, on a very slippery moral slope, and throws the entire concept of American jurisprudence under the proverbial bus.

Jul 01 09:18

Unemployment benefits for thousands in Idaho run out

Unemployment benefits for thousands of North Idaho workers have expired.
A federal stimulus law that allowed for an extension ended at in May and now Department of Labor officials are seeing an influx of people.

That "stimulus" sure worked well didn't it? For a few minutes... but now what? Where's this "recovery" we keep hearing about? I'll tell you where... in the minds of the the media. Even the government doesn't believe it, it's just propaganda to keep the useless eaters paying their taxes to the offshore banks.

Jul 01 09:01

Clinton to calm US allies on eastern Europe, Caucasus trip

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton travels to eastern Europe and the troubled Caucasus region Thursday on a mission to allay the concerns of regional allies over newly invigorated US-Russian ties.

A top item on Clinton's agenda will be to explain warmer relations between Washington and Moscow to countries in the region which once chafed under Soviet control.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This trip has very little to do with explaining the current status of US/Russian ties to our allies.

This weekend, Secretary of State Clinton will be in Baku, Azerbaijan, a central Asian republic bordering Iran's northwest border at the Caspian sea.

She will be talking to the leadership there about what they are prepared to do if their neighbor, Iran is attacked, by a US/Israeli strike force.

Also, mid-July, there will be another delegation from the US to Baku to discuss military cooperation between Azerbaijan and the US.

The timing of these meetings, two weeks apart, is no accident.

Jul 01 08:43

US jobless claims surge more than expected

New claims for US unemployment benefits jumped more than expected last week, official data showed Thursday on the eve of the key June jobs report.

Initial claims for jobless benefits rose to a seasonally adjusted 472,000 in the week ending June 26, an increase of 13,000 from the previous week's upwardly revised level of 459,000, the Labor Department said.

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Just wait until the full impact of the Gulf of Toxico comes in. The whole gulf region will become very unstable.

Jul 01 08:40

HST about to hit home in Ontario, B.C.

In Ontario, they seem to be taking it in stride, but normally laid-back British Columbians appear ready for revolt.

The culprit: the much-maligned harmonized sales tax, which takes effect in both provinces on July 1. In Ontario, the tax will combine the provincial sales tax and the federal Goods and Services Tax into a 13 per cent levy and in B.C., 12 per cent.

But the HST could cost a lot more for B.C. Premier Gordon Campbell and his three-term Liberal government.

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HST (Higher Sales Tax) has replaced the GST (Gouge and Screw Tax).

Jun 30 23:55

Dr. Bouthaina Shaaban: The rule of the Zionist McCarthyism Dominating the Corridors of Power in Washington

The Zionist McCarthyism dominating the corridors of power in Washington, with the inquisitions held by the Zionist lobby with its legendary financial capacities capable of buying consciences and blackmailing politicians and journalists

Jun 30 23:01

Methodists Launch Boycott over West Bank

The Methodist Church today voted to boycott all products from Israeli settlements in Palestinian territories becoming the first major Christian denomination in Britain to officially adopt such a policy.

Jun 30 20:52

Israeli Mossad is Active On European Territory for President Uribe and Colombian Paramilitaries

Israeli Mossad is Active On European Territory for President Uribe and Colombian Paramilitaries
Lisa KARPOVA 28.06.2010
Organisations of cooperation and of human rights call on EU institutions for a commission of inquiry on Operation Europe of the Colombian secret services.
UD will say that this has nothing to do with the Mossad, and it is true, the article makes no mention of the Israelis because otherwise the author would be branded as anti-Semitic and sentenced to jail by powerful Jewish lobby groups (that is punishable in Germany) but looking on the Internet this one was found published on February 12, 2010:
Panama: Martinelli and the relationship with the Mossad and Israeli mercenaries

Jun 30 18:09

GORDON DUFF: CIA HINTS, BIN LADEN DEAD SINCE “EARLY 2000?s”

CIA TRIES TO PREPARE AMERICAN PUBLIC FOR TRUTH ABOUT BUSH/BIN LADEN DECEPTION

Jun 30 17:12

GORDON DUFF: HERO OF GAZA FLOTILLA GOES HEAD TO HEAD WITH BIASED BBC “ISRAELI FIRSTER”

VETERANS TODAY WRITER Ken O’Keefe ON BBC “HARD TALK”

WATCH THE SPARKS FLY….

Jun 30 09:29

Did 9/11 Justify the War in Afghanistan?

Using the McChrystal Moment to Raise a Forbidden Question

By Prof. David Ray Griffin

Global Research, June 25, 2010

There are many questions to ask about the war in Afghanistan. One that has been widely asked is whether it will turn out to be “Obama’s Vietnam.”1 This question implies another: Is this war winnable, or is it destined to be a quagmire, like Vietnam? These questions are motivated in part by the widespread agreement that the Afghan government, under Hamid Karzai, is at least as corrupt and incompetent as the government the United States tried to prop up in South Vietnam for 20 years.

Jun 30 09:04

Run along and play now

The US Government...SO easy to work with!

No big U.S. bank -- Wells Fargo included -- has ever been indicted for violating the Bank Secrecy Act or any other federal law. Instead, the Justice Department settles criminal charges by using deferred-prosecution agreements, in which a bank pays a fine and promises not to break the law again.

Jun 30 08:57

Wikileaks Update : 'Alex Jones Show w/ Birgitta Jonsdottir 06 29 10'

Alex welcomes back to the show Birgitta Jonsdottir, a member of the Icelandic Parliament representing the Citizens' Movement, but now representing The Movement. Her district is the Reykjavík South Constituency. She is also a writer, artist, activist, web developer, designer, and a spokeswoman for the website Wikileaks.

Jun 30 08:50

Personal Story: How I Ended Up In A G20 Jail

I spent a considerable amount of time on Saturday breathlessly running alongside black bloc anarchists, documenting an unprecedented reign of destruction on the streets of Toronto.

... What I didn’t see Saturday were any arrests taking place while this violence was occurring.

Jun 30 08:36

Banks Financing Mexico Gangs Admitted in Wells Fargo Deal

The smugglers had bought the DC-9 with laundered funds they transferred through two of the biggest banks in the U.S.: Wachovia Corp. and Bank of America Corp., Bloomberg Markets magazine reports in its August 2010 issue.

This was no isolated incident. Wachovia, it turns out, had made a habit of helping move money for Mexican drug smugglers. Wells Fargo & Co., which bought Wachovia in 2008, has admitted in court that its unit failed to monitor and report suspected money laundering by narcotics traffickers -- including the cash used to buy four planes that shipped a total of 22 tons of cocaine.

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UNFLIPPING BELIEVABLE!!!

And this admission came about only because they got caught.

One has to wonder how many of these kinds of deals are still in play with large financial institutions.

Jun 30 08:29

Israel: A Suicidal, Apartheid State By John Mearsheimer

The bungled assault on the Mavi Marmara, the lead ship in the flotilla, shows once again that Israel is addicted to using military force yet unable to do so effectively. One would think that the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) would improve over time from all the practice. Instead, it has become the gang that cannot shoot straight.

Jun 30 07:20

Hamas: Don’t give in on Shalit

In Israel, it is difficult to find an adult Israeli male whose hands have not been stained with Palestinian blood. After all, Israel is a society of murderers and child-killers. It is a society whose members Zionism has transformed into racists, cannibals and Nazi-minded murderers and child killers.

Jun 30 06:54

Flotilla Cover-up: The New York Times Accused

For the past month, the alternative media have sought concrete evidence that the mainstream U.S. media, including the New York Times, willfully aided Israel's cover-up of information about their Gaza flotilla attack. Here are the results of that research: http://usmediaandisrael.com/?p=437

Jun 30 06:37

Guess Who Wants to Kill the Internet?

Senator Joseph Lieberman,claims that the Jewish state is their greatest ally, if they knew that Israeli agents planted firebombs in American installations in Egypt in 1954 in an attempt to undermine relations between Nasser and the United States; that Israel murdered 34 American servicemen in a deliberate attack on the USS Liberty on June 8, 1967; that Israeli espionage, most notably Jonathan Pollard’s spying, has done tremendous damage to American interests; that five Mossad agents were filming and celebrating as the Twin Towers collapsed on September 11, 2001;

Jun 30 05:39

Hurricane Alex delays Gulf oil clean-up efforts

Hurricane Alex disrupted the BP oil spill clean-up effort in the Gulf of Mexico on Wednesday as the storm gathered strength and was expected to make landfall.

US President Barack Obama declared a state of emergency in Texas as Alex strengthened into the first Atlantic hurricane of the season late Tuesday.

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Gulf of Toxico getting its first oily "blow job".
(And this is only the beginning ...)

Jun 30 05:36

Vatican promotes controversial Quebec priest

The Vatican has promoted Canada's highest-ranking Catholic priest despite recent controversy over his response to the church sex-abuse scandal.

Quebec Cardinal Marc Ouellet has been named chief of the Vatican's powerful Congregations for Bishops, which vets bishop appointments around the world.

Sixty-six year old Ouellet is the Archbishop of Quebec and the Roman Catholic Primate of Canada, the church's top official in the country.

Earlier this month, a victims' group said Ouellet had refused to apologize for crimes committed within the church.

Jun 30 05:32

Family caught up in spy drama wants answers

An Ontario family caught up in a global espionage drama wants answers from the Canadian government amid fears they'll now have trouble traveling abroad — or might even get a late-night visit from Russian spies.

Brampton resident David Heathfield said Tuesday he'd like to hear from authorities in Ottawa after his dead brother's name turned up in U.S. court files about an alleged spy ring run from Moscow.

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The details sound like a script for a CSI Miami episode where everything is solved all too easily.
Is this really just another elaborate Russia bashing scheme?

Jun 30 04:10

Facebook says it disabled "Boycott BP" page in error

"I don't think it's much of an explanation at all," said Greg Beck, a Public Citizen attorney. "They didn't explain why their system took it down, and just the fact that a community that large -- with more than 700,000 users -- could be taken down without explanation is problem. The automated system doesn't tell us that much."

Jun 30 01:00

Iran nuclear scientist Shahram Amiri 'flees US captors'

A man who says he is an Iranian nuclear scientist claims to have escaped after being abducted by US agents.

Does anyone have a link to the web site being run by his family and friends campaigning for his freedom? It seems like he's some kind of a stooge - widely reported story with no human background. Read it - it's like no-one actually knows the guy.

Jun 29 23:21

The Toronto G20 Riot Fraud: Undercover Police engaged in Purposeful Provocation

Toronto is right now in the midst of a massive government / media propaganda fraud. As events unfold, it is becoming increasingly clear that the 'Black Bloc' are undercover police operatives engaged in purposeful provocations to eclipse and invalidate legitimate G20 citizen protest by starting a riot. Government agents have been caught doing this before in Canada.

Jun 29 23:00

Center for Constitutional Rights Demands Return of Property and Evidence Seized by Israel from Flotilla

U.S. CITIZEN KILLED BY ISRAELI FORCES, OTHERS BEATEN: U.S. MUST ACT!
The statement requests that the United States join other nations to call for an independent inquiry into the matter by an impartial tribunal and demand that Israel immediately release property appropriated from the flotilla.

Jun 29 22:54

"Russian Spy" Anna Chapman

Suspect Anna Chapman, a demure divorced 28-year-old who said she founded an online real estate company worth $2 million.

Spy on me any day :-)

Jun 29 20:50

I Have a Dream…” I Dream of Liberation of Palestine.

Nahida the Exiled Palestinian
If Palestinians were to comply and abide by the rules of the game as defined by the colonial “super-powers” the sheer word “Palestine” would have disappeared by now. There would be no mention of us anywhere, and yet we achieved already so much. We have more than ever the strength to resist, to dream and to force our way to expose and defeat the criminal Zionist project.

Jun 29 20:45

Israeli Nuclear Espionage: The Art of Keeping America at Risk for Fun and Profit

Israel agreed to sell South Africa nuclear weapons.

More than that, it makes any aid America gives Israel illegal. If Israel is nuclear, which is now official, and in violation of international treaties, just as with Iraq and Iran, then America has to demand inspections and disarmament. There is no choice. This is the law. Law for Iran, law for Iraq is also law for Israel. Israel has expected this day for years.

Jun 29 15:33

Jerusalem politicians face expulsion by Israeli occupation authorities

Jonathan Cook considers the significance of Israel’s decision to expel four Palestinian politicians from their home city of East Jerusalem, in violation of international law, for belonging to a “foreign parliament”, i.e. the Palestinian parliament, in effect demanding loyalty from the the people it occupies.

Jun 29 11:58

Foreign/ US Oil-fighting skimmers withheld from Gulf

Red tape keeps prized oil-fighting skimmers from Gulf, coastline
Updated: Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Chris Kirkham, The Times-Picayune
On the Senate floor last week, Sen. George LeMieux, R-Fla., pointed to a Coast Guard map detailing more than 850 skimmers available in the southeastern United States -- and more than 1,600 available in the continental United States.
"We are literally talking about more than a thousand skimmers that are available, but we only have 400 - if this number is correct -- at work," LeMieux said. "It is hard to believe that the response is this anemic; it is hard to believe that there is this lack of urgency or sense of purpose in getting this done."

Jun 29 09:57

Congresswoman Fears Hizbullah %u2018Israel-Like Bombings%u2019 in US

A Republican Congresswoman has warned that Hizbullah terrorists, hooked up with Mexican drug cartels, may be planning ”Israel-like bombings” against customs officials or National Guard units on the U.S. border.

“Across states in the Southwest, well trained officials are beginning to notice the tattoos of gang members in prisons are being written in Farsi. We have typically seen tattoos in Arabic, but Farsi implies a Persian influence that can likely be traced back to Iran and its proxy army, Hizbullah. These tattoos in Farsi are almost always seen in combination with gang or drug cartel tattoos.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

One doesn't know whether to laugh or cry at this drivel!

And a short memo to AIPAC member, Israel-Firster, North Carolina legislator Sue Myrick: Islam specifically forbids tattooing, as it it is considered a defilement of the body!

However, the steady drip of articles like this does have me concerned about a possible manufactured "false flag" event coming up in the not so distant future, to be blamed on the "terrorists du jure" (possibly Iran?) as the justification for an attack against the alleged perpetrator.

Jun 29 09:37

Naomi Klein: 'Sticking the Public with the Bill for the Bankers' Crisis' #g20

My city feels like a crime scene and the criminals are all melting into the night, fleeing the scene. No, I’m not talking about the kids in black who smashed windows and burned cop cars on Saturday.

I’m talking about the heads of state who, on Sunday night, smashed social safety nets and burned good jobs in the middle of a recession.

Jun 29 09:32

Agent provocateur tactics at the G20 Protests?

After the incidents at Montebello and Pittsburg, Sid Ryan claimed it was not beyond the police to use agent provocateur tactics to try to provoke violence at the G20 riots in Toronto.

Jun 29 08:41

A ‘Kill Switch’ for the State

The Internet – like the printing press before it – is not the cause of the transformations in society, but only the vehicle through which free minds can explore alternatives to the inhumane, destructive, inefficient, anti-life implications from which institutions are unable to separate themselves. The question before us is whether life is to belong to the living, or to long-revered systems that insist upon their authority to control and destroy life for organizational interests.

Jun 29 08:34

A Florida judge utilizes concepts of 'the Jewish tradition' to condemn Hispanic defendent.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Don't take my word for it; translate this one yourself!

Jun 28 22:23

Ariel Sharon: "We, the Jewish People, Control America, and The Americans Know it"!

“Every time we do something you tell me America will do this and will do that . . . I want to tell you something very clear: Don’t worry about American pressure on Israel. We, the Jewish people, control America, and the Americans know it.”
Former Prime Minister Ariel Sharon

Jun 28 22:20

James Petras: War Crimes in Gaza and the Zionist Fifth Column in America

This book not only provides a detailed account and illustration of Israeli war crimes in Gaza but equally important it provides a comprehensive analysis of the reasons why more and more people are recognizing that the US Congress and White House are zionized occupied territory.

FROM THE PREFACE

Jun 28 21:35

Bishop Donald Corder: The Sun Tzu of a Turkish Samurai

Such as is eminently personified in 1980 when General Sharon signed an oath with his blood along with very many senior IDF officers who aligned themselves with the same blood oath throughout the years since, “In the event of a government of Israel seeking to withdraw from Judea and Samaria for peace with the Palestinians, the oath commits those who signed it to make common cause with the settlers and fight that government to the death.

Jun 28 19:07

DIANA BUTTU at Melbourne Forum: “Apartheid & Boycotts”

Special thanks to our friends at: AUSTRALIANS FOR PALESTINE

Palestinian lawyer and advocate Diana Buttu will be joining fellow compatriot UCLA Prof SAREE MAKDISI in a forum entitled “Apartheid and Boycotts” that will also include Dr NED CURTHOYS from ANU and Sydney Peace Foundation Chairman Professor Emeritus STUART REES AM. Below you will find details of the event being held tomorrow evening in Melbourne and also some background to the participants in the forum. Ms Buttu has been brought out specifically to speak to unions, the media and the public on the impossible conditions endured by the Palestinians under Israel’s apartheid policies and brutal military rule.

Jun 28 18:20

A Moving Sidewalk for Terrorists

While Americans march against Arizona’s new restrictions on unlawful immigration, hundreds of illegal aliens from countries awash in Muslim terrorists tiptoe across the U.S.-Mexican frontier.

According to the federal Enforcement Integrated Database, among the deportable aliens apprehended along that border from FY 2009 through April 20, 2010 were two Syrians, seven Sudanese, and 17 Iranians, all nationals from the three Islamic countries that the U.S. government officially classifies as state sponsors of terrorism.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

One has to wonder, with the steady drip of articles like this, if the US government is getting ready to perpetrate some kind of of "false flag" operation, and blame it on the "terrorists du jure", most probably Iran.

Jun 28 15:07

Animation: On the wrong track

You can derail the New World Order… if you want to.

Jun 28 15:01

Letters from Palestine: a must-read book

Stuart Littlewood reviews Kenneth Ring’s book, Letters from Palestine, a collection of personal stories from Palestinians and an “an accurate portrayal of the plight of the Palestinians”, which “will put you through the emotional wringer – you’ll share the laughter, pride, helplessness, despair, anger and even the camaraderie”.

Jun 28 13:15

FLASHBACK: Someone Stole A Nuclear Warhead in 2007

SIX LEAVE MINOT MINUS FIVE ARRIVE AT BARKSDALE EQUALS ONE MISSING NUKE.

This is the definitive article on the B-52 incident. Most sources get the story only partly right, or only tell part of it -- either six leave, or five arrive -- and thus do not tell it at all. Some mention a series of "mistakes" the sheer impossibility of which is easily shown. The article, though lengthly, is accurate, clear, uncompromising, and very much worth your time.

Because the bomb is still unaccounted for.

Now what was that that Bill Clinton said recently, about Iran?

Jun 28 09:17

1.2 million to lose benefits in days if stalemate continues

Millions of people will lose their health insurance and unemployment benefits because of the Senate stalemate over a tax package.

More than 1.2 million Americans will exhaust their unemployment benefits by the end of June if Congress fails to work out a deal on an extension of unemployment benefits, according to the National Employment Law Project, a group studying the issue.

In addition, neither the House nor the Senate bill have approved an extension of the COBRA subsidy that requires unemployed workers to pay only 35 percent of a premium to maintain health insurance. That subsidy was originally included in last year’s stimulus bill.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

These people, and the jobs they have lost due to offshoring, don't matter to Congress.

And yet, they can approve billions for the immoral wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and billions annually for Israel.

What's wrong with this picture?!?

Everything!

Jun 28 08:41

Ohio 6-Year-Old Turns Up on Terror Watch List

The father of a 6-year-old Ohio girl who turned up on the U.S. government's terror watch list says the worst thing his daughter has ever done is probably been mean to her sister.

Jun 28 07:58

Audio: Illegal conditions / Human Rights Violations @ G20 Detention Center

URGENT: Conditions at 629 Eastern Ave. Illegal, Immoral, Dangerous

Jun 28 07:42

States Must Honor Gun Rights, U.S. High Court Says

A divided U.S. Supreme Court extended the reach of the constitutional right to bear arms by saying it binds state and local governments as well as federal officials.

The justices, voting 5-4 in a case involving Chicago’s handgun ban, said an individual right to bear arms was among the fundamental guarantees protected against state interference through a constitutional amendment after the Civil War.

“A provision in the Bill of Rights that protects a right that is fundamental from an American perspective applies equally to the federal government and the states,” Justice Samuel Alito wrote for the court.

Jun 28 07:33

Supreme Court says 2nd Amendment applies to the States in a 5-4 decision

Just minutes ago the Supreme Court of the United States delivered their opinion on McDonald v. City of Chicago. The Court has decided that the
2nd Amendment does apply to the states in a 5-4 decision.

Jun 28 07:33

READER PHOTO - One Billion $ for G20 security?

Jun 28 07:11

An Open Letter to Politicians

....a huge and growing number of Americans are homeless, jobless, fatherless, poor, and angry. They have a lot less to lose than they did before. These are not people amenable to being humiliated, bullied, assaulted, tasered, or shot.

Americans are not in the mood for this kind of shit right now.

Jun 28 07:01

Touching Left, Islam, Israeli Lobby, Chomsky and Many other Hot Topics

Discussion with Gilad Atzmon by Miriam Cotton

As a self-exiled, former Jewish Israeli and IDF soldier, Atzmon’s perspective within the raging public discourse on Palestine is relatively unique. His views are bitterly opposed by some among anti-Zionist Jewish groups, who accuse him of anti-Semitism and of being a ‘self-hater’.

Atzmon fiercely resists the charge of anti-Semitism and insists that he is concerned with a proper and thorough examination of the ideology of what it is to be Jewish – in particular about how the notion of the Jews as ‘a chosen people’ has led, as he sees it, inexorably to the rise of Zionism and its present disproportionate influence on world affairs.

Jun 28 06:36

Book review: ‘Letters from Palestine’: a must-read

By Stuart Littlewood

Letters From Palestine

By Kenneth Ring

I seldom read books from cover to cover. But when Kenneth Ring sent me his Letters from Palestine with a note saying “Here’s my baby,” I couldn’t put it down.

Ken presents a collection of personal stories from Palestinians, inside and outside the occupied territories, that provide penetrating insights – sometimes harrowing, sometimes funny, always fascinating – into their daily lives and thoughts. It would not surprise me if, in time, these accounts became inscribed in Palestinian folklore.

Jun 28 06:13

BP denies Russian report that embattled CEO Tony Hayward leaving

Russia's state RIA Novosti news agency is quoting a senior Russian cabinet official as saying that BP chief executive Tony Hayward is expected to resign, a report BP denied.

It quoted Deputy Prime Minister Igor Sechin as saying that Hayward "is leaving his post."

Sechin, who is set to meet with Hayward on Monday, said the BP chief would introduce his successor.

Jun 28 06:03

Tropical Storm Alex gaining strength over Gulf

Tropical Storm Alex was gaining strength Monday as it swirled across the Gulf of Mexico on a path toward Mexico's northeastern coast that threatened to push oil from the massive spill farther inland.

The tropical storm's centre wasn't expected to approach the area of the oil spill off Louisiana's coast, said Stacy Stewart, senior hurricane specialist at the National Hurricane Center in Miami. But Alex's outer wind field could push oil from the spill farther inland and hinder operations in the area, Stewart said early Monday.

Forecasters also said Alex could become a hurricane later in the day or on Tuesday.

Jun 28 05:59

Obama challenges China on G20 stage

US President Barack Obama has launched a stern challenge to China, using the big stage of the G20 summit of world powers to demand Beijing's help in rebalancing the world economy.

The G20 leaders, representing both the world's established economic giants and its dynamic emerging powers, agreed a package of measures to cut deficits, stimulate growth and return stability to financial markets.

Jun 28 00:00

Truth And Consequences

Imagine you're in a television station newsroom and you've just been given an
assignment. It's about a blowout in an oil well and you have to have it on air tonight.
The story has been rolling for a couple of months, and it's time for a new angle. You instantly
think of something dramatic like "Extinction Level Event." But you know that won't fly.
It stands to reason that television without pictures is like newspapers without print so the first
thing you do is begin visualizing the images you'll need to cover the story.
(Everybody imagines some sort of movie in their mind when they're talking or listening or
reading. So listen up and turn on your inner DVD player as we get to the story about the
future - including several variations on a theme.)

Jun 27 23:13

Richard Falk:The Shock Resulting from Flotilla Attack has Reinforced the Campaign to de-Legitimize Israel

Richard Falk the UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Palestinian territories,recently gave this exclusive and revealing interview to Intifada Palestine’s Elias F. Harb .

Jun 27 21:51

The CIA/Likud Sinking of Jimmy Carter

By Robert Parry (A Special Report) Veterans Today

As the Official Story of the 1980 October Surprise case crumbles – with new revelations that key evidence was hidden from investigators of a congressional task force and that internal doubts were suppressed – history must finally confront the troubling impression that remains: that disgruntled elements of the CIA and Israel’s Likud hardliners teamed up to remove a U.S. president from office.

Indeed, it is this disturbing conclusion – perhaps even more than the idea of a Republican dirty trick – that may explain the longstanding and determined cover-up of this political scandal.

Jun 27 18:59

EPA opening public “Decontamination Stations”; 400 people seek medical care after visiting Florida beach

...So far, 400 people have sought medical care for upper or lower respiratory problems, headaches, nausea, and eye irritation after trips to Escambia County beaches, Lanza said...

Jun 27 18:41

Congressperson Rohrabacher: almost all House Republicans assess US war in Iraq as unlawful, immoral

*hyperlinks and video live at source*

In the interview below, Southern California Republican Congressperson Dana Rohrabacher is reported by Judge Andrew Napolitano as admitting the “emperor has no clothes” obvious: US war in Iraq is unlawful and almost all House Republicans know it.

The war in Afghanistan is also Orwellian unlawful, with all 9/11 “justifications” now correctly understood as obvious lies upon inspection of the uncontroversial government-disclosed facts.

Jun 27 18:24

CIA's Panetta: Iran Has Enough Uranium For 2 Bombs

Panetta also says he is doubtful that recent U.N. penalties will put an end to Iran's nuclear ambitions. He says the penalties could help to weaken Tehran's government by creating serious economic problems. But he adds, "Will it deter them from their ambitions with regards to nuclear capability? Probably not."

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Jun 27 14:30

Veteran Activist Wants Answers from G20 Toronto Police - CP24 News Interview

related

"Video: Toronto Transformed Into Locked Down Police State"
http://ning.it/dlbtZM

G20 Riots in Toronto by Black Bloc (provocateurs) Protesters
http://ning.it/dxKlg0

Jun 27 14:13

The Powers-That-Be Are Terrified of the Mass Awakening Taking Place Worldwide

Our situation is admittedly dire.

Oligarchs are seizing more overt control in most countries in the world, the worldwide economy is on course for another - even bigger - train wreck, countries are cracking down on freedom and becoming more tyrannical, we are in a permanent state of war, and companies like BP are destroying our natural resources without any checks and balances.

But as Andrew Gavin Marshall points out, the elites are actually terrified of the mass political awakening which is occurring worldwide.

Jun 27 13:16

Speaking out against injustice, disinformation and bigotry

Paul J. Balles recounts how every time he spoke out against injustice, disinformation and bigotry – the Vietnam war, the Palestine-Israel conflict, the aggressions against Iraq and Afghanistan – he was told to shut up. But he will never shut up.

”It's my patriotic duty ... to criticize my own country where there's injustice, inhuman cruelty, bigotry, brainwashing or disinformation inadequately revealed in any major media.”

Jun 27 09:26

Amnesty International Blasts Obama for Delays and Injustice on Human Rights, Guantánamo and Terrorism

The Obama administration has been in office for 17 months. Regardless of the failings of the previous administration, the USA’s failure to ensure within a reasonable time fair trials or release of detainees labelled by the previous administration as "enemy combatants" is unacceptable. A fully functioning civilian judicial system, with the experience, capacity and procedures to deal with complex terrorism prosecutions, was available from day one. Military commissions should long ago have been abandoned in favour of this system.

Jun 27 08:18

The World At War: AFRICOM vs. Ghana in the Round of 16

I want ordinary, "decent", "intelligent" Americans to see the unprovoked murder of even one innocent person as an intolerable outrage; then I want them to understand that their country has murdered millions upon millions of innocent people, not just at one time and in one place but repeatedly, all over the world, for decades. And I want them to realize that their chant of "USA!! USA!!" is -- for the rest of the world -- the most obscene of non-violent gestures.

Jun 27 08:02

AZ cops threatened by drug cartel snipers at border

It is obvious that both the state of Arizona and the Federal government are completely incapable of stopping the drug crime here.

Jun 27 07:53

Gordon Duff: America, Apartheid Or Apocalypse?

To millions of Americans, the “end times” seem to be on us.

The BP disaster in the Gulf may leave 25% of America virtually uninhabitable, eco-systems destroyed for sure but maybe much more, a destroyed sea floor, toxic gas clouds moving inland and warnings of something worse, a geological disaster of biblical proportions sitting offshore like a ticking time bomb. Millions of American believe the president is a foreign born Muslim, a puppet of the terrorists while millions believe he is working for Israel. Every speech, every state visit, everything done is seen to support one side or another, sometimes both. The destruction of the American presidency is only part of it, part of a program of racial division, fear, hate and a descent into class warfare and violence.

Jun 27 07:46

Balles: Sometimes they tell me to shut up

Born and raised in America, I learned that my country was built on outstanding principles propped up by a great constitution. When I saw those principles violated and the constitution ignored, I complained. At times, I was told to shut up.

The Vietnam War was well underway when I started teaching at a California university. I learned as much as I could about the war, believed it was wrong and joined the protesters. My untenured position was at risk for joining the peaceniks.

I also learned that Arabs and Israelis were more alike than different when expressing their antagonism toward each other. One of each happened to be in a class I was teaching. Each would sidle up to me, separately and at different times, to explain what was wrong with the other.

Jun 27 07:41

America is a state of mind

BY DEBBIE MENON

THE events that have unfolded in the past decade, we would never have thought would have occurred 10 years ago. Elements of changes in world power, focus upon the Middle East, battle cries of holy wars, nuclear threats, thousands of innocents taken in a single morning, and the list goes on.

Now, I am battling the impulse to generalize my anger at to “be prejudiced” against all Americans in general.

How can that be? I definitely know that most Americans are decent, good hearted, peaceful people who, while gullible perhaps, do not generally advocate the mass murder of others in the name of war on terror or war on anything. But in my emotions they are and my heart aches and I am angry at “Americans”.

Jun 27 07:30

Oh, I say... bailed out RBS in £800k Wimbledon junket

The bank bailed out with £20?billion of taxpayers’ money faces fresh fury after agreeing to spend up to £800,000 on lavish hospitality for executives at Wimbledon.

Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) staff are enjoying the perks of a new three-year deal under which they have the run of luxury ‘Suite H’ attached to the famous Court One.

They are able to dine on gourmet food and drink at a free bar offering champagne before watching matches played on the Championship’s second show court.

Jun 27 06:29

Obama Internet kill switch plan approved by US Senate

A US Senate committee has approved a wide-ranging cybersecurity bill that some critics have suggested would give the US president the authority to shut down parts of the Internet during a cyberattack.

Senator Joe Lieberman and other bill sponsors have refuted the charges that the Protecting Cyberspace as a National Asset Act gives the president an Internet "kill switch."...

Jun 27 06:04

Arlington Cemetery Officials Were Aware of Discarded Tombstones Found in Stream

The tombstones were set up to support the bank, and officials apparently did not want to remove them out of fear of damaging the stream, said Dave Foster, an Army spokesman.

Jun 26 18:10

American’s Need to Pay Attention and Get Some Skin in the Game

MFSO says “Seize the Moment” – Veterans Today

The reverberations from General McChrystal’s interview in Rolling Stone are just beginning. It will likely gain more attention as the 24-hour news outlets dig in to cover it from every conceivable angle. The circumstances that have been revealed by General McChrystal’s lapse in judgment reflects more than an out-of-control general in Afghanistan. It’s about a failed strategy that puts young men and women – our family members – at risk.

This is an opportunity to get our voices included in the discussion. As military family members who have loved ones who have served in Iraq and Afghanistan, our perspective has impact!

Jun 26 17:06

G8 leaders focus on Iran, North Korea threats

Leaders of the industrial world turned their sights on Iran, Afghanistan and North Korea on Saturday, as security threats and nuclear proliferation took center stage at the G8 summit.

"The session ... is going to focus on peace and security, Iran and North Korea will be discussed" a senior US official told reporters at the Group of Eight summit being held north of the Canadian city of Toronto.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

When any G8 official, sourced or not, starts spouting off about "...peace and security...", you can almost bet on the diametric opposite being real agenda here.

Jun 26 15:21

Torontánamo - G20 Police State News Round-Up 06-25-10

Top tweets and more from Thursday and Friday

Jun 26 15:04

G-20 LIVE VIDEO STREAMS FEED TORONTO Protest cam G20 G8 #g20report #g20

LIVE NOW - TEAR GAS...OH GOODIE

Jun 26 13:01

Chain the Exit Doors, the Party is about to Begin

My read is that TPTB are going to be a ‘chicken dancing on a hot griddle’ and they will be torn between trying to hold on to what power they think they have as it slips away or (most likely) opt out for their survival instincts but… wait a minute, their survival instincts tell them to hold on to the power but… but… it can’t get bad enough for them to suit me, all my compassion and mercy is operating in support of the dolphins and other creatures as well as the indigenous people and that small core of sensitive people scattered on the wide material prairies of a fucked up culture, filled up with violent dreamers trying to protect their toaster ovens.

Jun 26 11:20

Demolishing Israel's lies about Gaza Freedom Flotilla: interview with ex-US Marine Kenneth O'Keefe

Please spare a few minutes to watch the following three-part video – a recording of an interview with former US Marine Kenneth O'Keefe, to be broadcast on the BBC's "HARDtalk" programme on Monday 28 June 2010.

Kenneth O'Keefe (http://www.worldcitizen.uk.net/) was one of the peace activists abroad the Gaza-bound Turkish aid ship, Mavi Marmara, when it was attacked by Israeli commandos who murdered nine peace activists on the ship.

In the interview, Mr O'Keefe eloquently, politely and calmly demolishes all the Israeli lies and justifications for the murder of the peace activists.

Part 1 of 3

Part 2 of 3

Part 3 of 3

Jun 26 08:42

BP Welcomes You to the Apocalypse

Please do not worry. Please do not fret about that one thing you always fret about, or that other thing, or even that third thing that might have something to do with erupting oil, dead pelicans and that sickening feeling in your gut that Something is Very Wrong Indeed.

I come bearing fabulous news. There is no longer any need to concern yourself with pesky trifles like love, a mortgage, child rearing, planting a garden, dreams, money, shoes, wristwatches, parking spaces, mysterious rashes, foreign policy, baseball, bridge tolls or generally caring about much of anything in particular.

I am delighted to report it will all be over soon. If not sooner. It's true.

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