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CURRENT EVENTS

Sep 20 12:36

An attack on Iran from US and/or Israel is a WAR OF AGGRESSION

Thousands of mainstream media articles are discussing a US and/or Israel attack of Iran. They discuss “inevitable conflict,” “crippling sanctions against Iran,” “Iran getting the bomb,” “Israel acting in its own defense,” “Iran attacking American targets,” and Iran’s scary-sounding “nuclear program.” Let’s review the facts and the law, with these topics explained in detail through the links.

Sep 20 09:31

Obama: 24-hour news cycle fueling anger

The 24-hour news networks and news blogs focus so much on the most extreme elements of political debate that they are effectively fueling anger, President Barack Obama said Sunday.

n one of his many interviews Sunday morning, Obama told CBS News’ Bob Schieffer that “part of what’s different today is that the twenty-four-hour news cycle and cable television and blogs and all this, they focus on the most extreme elements on both sides.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

A short memo to President Obama.

President Obama, what is fueling the legitimate concerns and angers of We the People are the truths we are finding out about this government's activities, usually through responsible blogs.

We have been thrown under the bus of a hideously crippling tax debt to fund these wars without end, and the only people benefiting from these wars are the banks, the defence contractors, and the drug lords. We are legitimately concerned and angered about this.

Our high-paying jobs (particularly those in the manufacturing sector) have gone away, leaving many of us no choice but to walk away from homes and mortgages we were able to afford. We are legitimately concerned and angered about this.

Our alleged congressional representatives in the House and Senate are simply acquisitions of those large corporations which contribute, overtly and covertly, to their campaigns. At every turn, you will find these representatives passing legislation which is completely favorable to those corporations (like the provision in the Patriot Act, stating that no US citizen can sue a pharmaceutical company if they are maimed or outright killed by a vaccine), and lousy for We the People. We are concerned and angered about this.

So you see, Mr. President, the American people have every right to be angered by what the federal government is doing right now.

The question is, what shape that anger may take if We the People become stressed to the breaking point by further really bad decisions by this administration.

Sep 20 05:26

MP3: Ex- CIA officer, Philip Giraldi, on AIPAC and the Israeli lobby's influence on US politics.

Philip Giraldi discusses the Israel Lobby, Larry Franklin, the recent scandal involving Representative Jane Harman, the continuous erosion of our civil liberties, and much more.

This is an MP3 of one episode of Sibel Edmond's webcast program "The Boiling Frogs" posted on her blog at http://123realchange.blogspot.com

Sep 19 18:08

Ahmadinejad is purposely taunting with " Holocaust is a lie."

Holocaust is a lie, Ahmadinejad says
20/09/2009 00:18
By Parisa Hafezi and Firouz Sedarat
TEHRAN (Reuters) - President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad called the Holocaust a lie on Friday, raising the stakes against Israel just as world powers try to decide how to deal with the nuclear ambitions of an Iran in political turmoil.
"The pretext (Holocaust) for the creation of the Zionist regime (Israel) is false ... It is a lie based on an unprovable and mythical claim," he told worshippers at Tehran University at the end of an annual anti-Israel "Qods (Jerusalem) Day" rally

Sep 19 14:13

California unemployment at 70-year high. The solution? Monetary reform!

I’m about to explain the solution embraced by Americans from Benjamin Franklin to Thomas Edison. But this is important: you need to take a moment to FEEL how our current macroeconomic structure that prevents important work being accomplished HAS SOMETHING TERRIBLY WRONG within its structure. Don't feel alone in a conclusion of criminal acts. Nobel prize winners and Pulitzer journalists are also writing with passion that these are the largest economic crimes in the history of the planet.

Sep 19 11:25

Top 10 Americans for monetary reform: Thomas Edison #1

From time-to-time I’ll remind you that the financial crisis in America today could be over almost instantaneously through monetary reform. Monetary reform is a fundamental shift in how American creates money. The shift is from the Robber Baron era design of banks creating credit to lend to us at interest and ever-increasing debt to our community (government) creating it for the direct payment of public goods and services. The benefits of monetary reform are conservatively $1 TRILLION every year, the end of the national debt, and full employment.

Sep 19 08:36

Al Qaeda video threatens ‘bad awakening’ for Germany ahead of national election

Al-Qaeda has posted a new video threatening Germany, highlighting an increased threat level ahead of national elections and prompting authorities to step up security, the Interior Ministry has said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

What convenient timing for a "false flag" in Germany, right at a point when the German people are very vocal about criticizing the German government's mission in Afghanistan!

And notice the headline right below the date of this article:
"Israeli National News: Al-Qaeda targeting Germany for 'next 9/11' - Within Weeks".

Sep 19 07:42

The Government Can

Sep 19 06:33

US urges court to reject Google book deal

The United States Justice Department has urged a court to reject Google's controversial Book Search deal with and authors and publishers over plans to create a giant digital archive.

Sep 19 06:21

Home Invasion Blues

This is a blog post I wrote about a home invasion a few days ago. It's not exactly something you would expect to see on WRH, which is why I am putting it under a blog post. (I don't have a good category for it, either, hence the current affairs header.)

I live in Nicaragua, so a lot of people will think this is to be expected. However, it is a result of not only sadism and envy, but of deteriorating economic conditions. A few weeks ago, I told my husband we needed to leave the country because as business owners, we would be a target of the have-nots. I am posting this here because many WRH readers have taken the time to prepare for the events that are about to unfold and those who chose not to prepare out of ignorance or laziness will steal from those who have prepared.

Sep 19 05:20

Why Dick Cheney Is More American Than Barack Obama

You see, Vice President Cheney, or Lord Vader, or whatever you call to him, might have had a pretty opinionated view of terrorists and not necessarily the kindest. -- You know they did plan on flying an airliner into his office and all. The man was never confused
(*and he can shoot the pimple off a gnat's @$$,too !)

Sep 19 04:39

Irving Kristol Is Dead At 89

He wont be missed!

Sep 18 22:12

$100 billion U.S. gov't bonds seized in Italy

U.S. Authorities Probing $100 Billion of Bonds Seized in Italy
By Sonia Sirletti and Elisa Martinuzzi
Sept. 18 (Bloomberg) -- The U.S. Secret Service is examining more than $100 billion of U.S. government bonds confiscated in northern Italy in August, just two months after $134 billion of allegedly fake securities were seized in a nearby town.
The Secret Service is analyzing whether the bonds taken in August may be counterfeit, said a spokeswoman for the U.S. embassy in Rome. Italy’s financial police in Varese, north of Milan, arrested two individuals carrying the securities in a briefcase, according to a person involved in the case.

Sep 18 21:14

New kiosks at SFO first to sell carbon offsets

Travelers flying out of San Francisco International Airport can be the first in the nation to wipe away some of the damage their flights wreak on the planet by swiping their credit cards.

On Thursday, the Bay Area's largest airport unveiled three Climate Passport kiosks with touch screens that determine how many pounds of carbon dioxide a trip will produce, calculate the sum an environmentally conscious traveler should contribute to projects in San Francisco and California that help reduce greenhouse gases, then allow fliers to purchase certified carbon offsets.

"Calling all suckers! Give us your money and we'll save the world. Really."

Sep 18 20:25

Chatroom

I cannot get into the Chatroom but I am here and I will listen when I can but it does not seem to be my computer. RR's if you read this will you let Mike Know as I have no email from this unit?

Thanks

Sep 18 19:29

'Explosive' Sibel Edmonds Cover Story at 'The American Conservative'

There’s a new issue of The American Conservative going to press today, and it includes a story that will make more than a few congressmen and foreign lobbyists intensely uncomfortable: an in-depth interview between Phil Giraldi and FBI whistleblower Sibel Edmonds. She tells us exactly how Turkish intelligence have penetrated national secrets, suborned government officials, and blackmailed Congress. It’s going to be explosive.

(N.B. There are some notable interconnections between the Turkish lobby and AIPAC and the Israeli lobby /StingRay)

Sep 18 16:16

Margaret Kimberley: Protesters against Obama are right, But Racist

Freedom Rider: In Praise of Tea Baggers
by Margaret Kimberley on Tue, 09/15/2009
Only the wrongheaded and racist are taking action at this critical time. Their animosity towards Obama is rooted in the shock and awe brought about by the very presence of a black president. It is also mixed with the anger brought about by the defeat of the Republican Party, accurately perceived as the champion of white America. Unable or unwilling to express the true source of their anger, the self-proclaimed “tea baggers” are left to call Obama a new Hitler, or a new Stalin, or a Kenyan smuggled into Hawaii as a newborn baby.

Sep 18 16:12

Call for Black power unity, NOT American unity, against Obama policies

Black is Back! A Coalition to Fight the Powers that Be – Including Obama
by Glen Ford on Wed, 09/16/2009
“’Black is Back’ is a statement of the re-entry of African people into political life independent of Barack Obama and the Democratic Party,” reads the Call to build the Black is Back Coalition for Social Justice, Peace and Reparations. "As racist whites transfer their hatred of African Americans to the person of Obama, far too many Blacks have forsaken their traditional causes – peace, economic justice and social equality – to circle the wagons around a politician that is fundamentally opposed to the historical Black agenda in all respects but one: upward mobility for Black politicians.

Sep 18 14:19

Military & Govt. oath: Defend the US Constitution against all enemies, foreign and DOMESTIC

Here’s the short and sweet point: once the facts of our government’s “leaders” are revealed (and you’d damn better do your research if you call yourself a citizen), then every man and woman who’s sworn an oath to protect and defend the US Constitution against all enemies, foreign and DOMESTIC, must act to incapacitate those who violate the Constitution. Laws are supposed to be as easy to understand as rules in sports because they’re meant to be obeyed. The US currently has fascist policies such as invading countries who pose no threat, torture, indefinite imprisonment, $2.3 trillion of our dollars “missing” from the Department of Defense: these are OBVIOUS violations against the Constitution that kills millions and destroys the joy of life from the rest of us.

Sep 18 13:34

'Protecting' White girls from Blacks

Every night, dozens of young men in Cleveland's downtown area take to the streets and go out searching for girls.

But theirs is not a promiscuous search. In fact, the group of some 35 volunteers is looking to prevent such interaction and to stop what neighborhood residents have overwhelmingly complained is a growing problem in Cleveland - Black men going out with White girls.

Sep 18 09:43

America's failed model for the world

I was treated to a dose of the common wisdom that is taking hold here. Introducing myself as an American evinced a swift reaction from one sweating sauna companion:

"I don't understand you Americans. You blow billions on a useless war in Afghanistan and Iraq, and billions more to bail out banks that nearly bankrupted the world economy, but you don't ensure healthcare for your own people. Even Obama can't make a difference. It's as if your democracy doesn't work anymore."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The American government and "democracy" have become a joke.

The Federal government has borrowed itself into bankruptcy, funding these wars without end, which the taxpayer is ultimately expected to repay.

But there's a problem here: the American taxpayer no longer has the means to pay those taxes, because most of the good jobs which supported American taxpayers for decades have been offshored. Losing jobs leads to losing homes, and creating a cycle of desperation not seen in this country for a long time.

And our alleged "congressional representatives"?

That's also a joke, for most Americans. These folks have simply become acquisitions of the corporations which support them, overtly and covertly, and when legislation comes up for a vote, it's usually great for these corporations, and generally lousy for We the People.

Every empire has a life-cycle. Some are short, others are long. But one thing is certain: the American empire is stunningly close to its demise, and those of us living during this time are witness to this process.

Sep 18 08:27

Abraham Lincoln on unconstitutional US wars of invasion: courageously standing against the OBVIOUS lies

US presidents are lying about our Wars of Aggression, invasions of Iraq and Afghanistan, while lying to cause a third war with Iran. Let’s review the courageous words of truth from Mr. Lincoln, and encourage ourselves to act against these treasonous and cowardly wars that have so-far killed over 5,000 American troops. The following five paragraphs from Mr. Lincoln’s speech in Congress deserve your full attention. They are written in his acclaimed concise and powerful prose.

Sep 18 05:34

Tehran clashes 'left 13 dead'

Iran's state media has said that at least 13 people were killed on Saturday as police and pro-government militia clashed with protesters gathering over the disputed presidential election.

Television reports on Sunday blamed rioters and "terrorist groups" for the previous day's violence, saying two petrol stations and a mosque had been set alight, and a military outpost attacked.

(*I should point out that I'm posting off of Al Jazeera , because I didn't like the smell of THIS story >>> http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/133504 /

Iranian 'Anti-Israel' Rally Turns on Regime , or it's implications ; Iran's annual Quds Day – a national “holiday” of anti-Israel rallies and speeches – has taken a new turn this year, with protesters shouting down the Iranian regime instead of the Jewish state. According to Israel National News sources

update (*from al jazeera article) : Government-run television said members of the exiled Mujahedeen-e-Khalq (MEK)opposition group were arrested in connection with Saturday's unrest.

The report claimed they were acting under British influence.

Sep 18 04:46

75 Percent of Oklahoma High School Students Can't Name the First President of the U.S.

75 Percent of Oklahoma High School Students Can't Name the First President of the U.S.
THAT'S RIGHT ! (*and here it is , a third time , for a normal mind to wrap itself around.) Only one in four Oklahoma public high school students can name the first President of the United States,
(*according to a survey released today.)

Sep 18 04:37

Ohio Plans to Try Again

Ohio Plans to Try Again as Execution Goes Wrong

CINCINNATI — The State of Ohio plans to try again next week to execute a convicted rapist-murderer, after a team of technicians spent two hours on Tuesday in an unsuccessful effort to inject him with lethal drugs.

This is the first time an execution by lethal injection in the United States has failed and then been rescheduled .

Sep 18 04:13

Is America Hooked on War?

Because the United States does not look like a militarized country, it's hard for Americans to grasp that Washington is a war capital, that the United States is a war state, that it garrisons much of the planet, and that the norm for us is to be at war somewhere at any moment. Similarly, we've become used to the idea that, when various forms of force (or threats of force) don't work, our response, as in Afghanistan, is to recalibrate and apply some alternate version of the same under a new or rebranded name -- the hot one now being "counterinsurgency" or COIN -- in a marginally different manner. When it comes to war, as well as preparations for war, more is now generally the order of the day.

This wasn't always the case. The early Republic that the most hawkish conservatives love to cite was a land whose leaders looked with suspicion on the very idea of a standing army. They would have viewed our hundreds of global garrisons, our vast network of spies, agents, Special Forces teams, surveillance operatives, interrogators, rent-a-guns, and mercenary corporations, as well as our staggering Pentagon budget and the constant future-war gaming and planning that accompanies it, with genuine horror.

Sep 18 04:06

John Pilger: For Britons, the Party Game Is Over

During the 1914-18 slaughter, Prime Minister Lloyd George confided: "If people really knew [the truth], the war would be stopped tomorrow. But of course they don’t know and can’t know." Have we not yet advanced over a century’s corpses to a point where the likes of Brown are denied their mendacious subterfuge? The Afghan war is a fraud. It began as an American vendetta for domestic consumption in the wake of the 11 September 2001 attacks, in which not a single Afghan was involved. The Taliban, who are Afghans, had no quarrel with the United States and were dealing secretly with the Clinton administration over a strategic pipeline. They offered to apprehend Osama Bin Laden and hand him over to a clerical court, but this was rejected.

Sep 17 20:05

Larken Rose - You're Not the Boss of Me!

This is the most salient excerpt of Larken's rousing speech in Philadelphia. You have to give this guy props for his moral clarity, and his passion

For the FULL speech by Larken Rose which was delivered on July 4th, 2009, in front of Independence Hall (where the Declaration of Independence was signed)...

Part 1 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Msr01w7iYw
Part 2 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NJCC-_m9p7I
Part 3 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2MX9hwITqik

Visit http://www.larkenrose.com for details of Larken Rose's three important books, an archive of his stirring BLOG entries, and other material.

I'm Canadian... but I endorse this guy in an heartbeat. He walks his talk with passion and commitment.

Sep 17 19:43

US missile system's track record: test delays, failed launches, missed targets

Military officials can claim only a 50% hit rate, and only then in tests that are far removed from a real world attack scenario, said David Wright, a physicist and co-director of global security at the Union of Concerned Scientists in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

With its horrendous failure rate, and bad engineering, this system should be scrapped, period, end of discussion.

Sep 17 19:28

Pelosi sounds alarm over angry tone of US politics

The angry tone of US politics, notably in a feud over health care, risks inciting violence like the unrest that led to high-profile slayings in the 1970s, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Thursday.

"I saw this myself in the late 80s in San Francisco, this kind of rhetoric was very frightening, and it created a climate in which violence took place," the top Democrat told reporters.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

One has to wonder if Pelosi is secretly praying for violence of such magnitude that Obama will have his excuse to declare martial law.

Sep 17 11:39

What to do with US traitors who wage Wars of Aggression? 1: Truth & Reconciliation. 2: Prosecution.

A traitor is one with allegiance to the US who wages war against the United States. Lying the American public into war that takes trillions in long-term costs and kills over 5,000 US troops is treason. US political “leaders” who wage illegal and horrific Wars of Aggression, the worst crime a nation can commit, are actively attacking our Constitution and values. Neither political party will prosecute these crimes.

So what do we do?

Offer Truth and Reconciliation.

Sep 17 10:25

Sheriff Gore looks beyond 2010 election

And he knows that the campaign probably will touch on some topics Gore bristles at discussing, such as his role during his 32-year tenure as an FBI agent in the controversial 1992 Ruby Ridge incident, and what some critics say was the FBI's missed opportunity to detect two of the Sept. 11, 2001, hijackers who lived in San Diego a year before the attacks.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is the guy who deployed the LRADs at the San Diego Town Hall Meeting.

Sep 17 09:40

Unbelievable - Vehicle Tracking, Taxing Bill In House

A Member of Congress proposes to use taxpayer money to fund the development of technology to track motorists as part of a new form of taxation. US Representative Earl Blumenauer (D-Oregon) introduced H.R. 3311 earlier this year to appropriate $154,500,000 for research and study into the transition to a per-mile vehicle tax system. The "Road User Fee Pilot Project" would be administered by the US Treasury Department. This agency in turn would issue millions in taxpayer-backed grants to well-connected commercial manufacturers of tolling equipment to help develop the required technology. Within eighteen months of the measure's passage, the department would file an initial report outlining the best methods for adopting the new federal transportation tax.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Instead of toying how better to tax the already taxed-to-death American, how about coming up with plans which eliminate these wars without end, and putting that money into infrastructure, and true health care reform?

Of course, that would be logical.

Sep 17 09:03

U.S. envoys hesitate to report bad news

U.S. embassies are discouraging or suppressing negative reports to Washington about U.S. allies, sometimes depriving officials of information they need to make good policy decisions, current and former diplomats say.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is what one could characterize as the behavior of people attached to an empire in decline.

Sep 17 07:33

Jon Stewart to media on ACORN: “Where the hell were you?

How can the national news media ignore the many allegations of corruption at ACORN, which gets millions of dollars in federal funding, and allow a couple of independents with $3,000 and a bad wardrobe scoop them on the undercover story of the year?

Sep 17 03:37

One in Three Think Obama Might Be the Anti-Christ

Poll: One in Three New Jersey Conservatives Thinks Obama Might Be the Anti-Christ

- Twelve percent of McCain voters think Obama is the Anti-Christ. Twenty-one percent are not sure.

- Fourteen percent of Republicans think Obama is the Anti-Christ. Fifteen percent are not sure.

- Eighteen percent of “conservative” voters think Obama is the Anti-Christ. Seventeen percent are not sure.

The big surprise here–the group of voters most likely to think Obama is the Anti-Christ are … Hispanics, who solidly backed Obama in 2008. Only 58 percent of them say, for sure, that their president is not Satan come to wreak havoc here on earth.

Sep 17 03:27

Sword-wielding Hopkins student kills intruder

Intruder was repeat offender, released from prison Saturday

Hours earlier, someone had broken into John Pontolillo's house and taken two laptops and a video-game console. Now it was past midnight, and he heard noises coming from the garage out back.

The Johns Hopkins University undergraduate didn't run. He didn't call the police. He grabbed his samurai sword.

With the 3- to 5-foot-long, razor-sharp weapon in hand, police say, Pontolillo crept toward the noise.He noticed a side door in the garage had been pried open. When a man inside lunged at him, police say, the confrontation was fatal.

Sep 17 03:03

Is Carter right to label Obama row 'racist'?

Former US President Jimmy Carter says much of the vitriol against President Barack Obama's reforms is "based on racism". Why have Obama's policies led to such a backlash?

Mr Carter told a public meeting there was "an inherent feeling among many in this country that an African-American should not be president".

Sep 17 02:55

U.S. to Shelve Nuclear-Missile Shield

Defense Plans for Poland, Czech Republic to Be Dropped as Iran Rocket Threat Downgraded; Moscow Likely to Welcome Move

WASHINGTON -- The White House will shelve Bush administration plans to build a missile-defense system in Poland and the Czech Republic, according to people familiar with the matter, a move likely to cheer Moscow and roil the security debate in Europe.

The U.S. will base its decision on a determination that Iran's long-range missile program has not progressed as rapidly as previously estimated, reducing the threat to the continental U.S. and major European capitals, according to current and former U.S. officials.

Sep 16 23:10

Venezuela's Chavez Arrives in Moscow for Tanks and Missiles

Medvedev and Chavez will also sign agreements on cooperation in the oil and gas industry. Russia seeks access to Venezuela’s Orinoco fields with estimated 53 billion barrels of crude reserves.

Sep 16 19:50

Call for an Afghan Surge

America's top military officer endorsed sending more U.S. troops to Afghanistan, a shift in Pentagon rhetoric that heralds a potential deepening of involvement in the Afghan war

Their support makes it easier for Obama to approve the plans of Gen. Stanley McChrystal -- whom the Obama administration installed as the top American commander in Kabul -- when he submits a formal request later this month for as many as 40,000 new troops, in addition to 62,000 now there.

Mr. Obama can send additional forces to Afghanistan without congressional approval

Sep 16 17:12

US wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are traitorous, un-American, and cowardly

If I’m successful in proving that the current US wars are TRAITOROUS, UN-AMERICAN, and COWARDLY, please take that description and run with it. Let’s look:

Sep 16 12:19

Europe’s complicity in evil: Obama,Bush in Black-Face

Europe’s complicity in evil
By Paul Craig Roberts
Sep 14, 2009, 00:24
Obama represents the same ideology of American “exceptionalism“ as other recent presidents.
Nothing is any different under Obama. Obama has escalated war in Afghanistan; started a new war in Pakistan; tolerated or supported a military coup that overthrew the elected president of Honduras; is constructing seven new US military bases in Colombia, South America;...is working to destabilize the government in Iran,... The Obama administration’s...platitudes are useful also to disguise the overthrow of US civil liberties, such as habeas corpus, due process, and prohibitions against torture and preemptive arrest.

Sep 16 11:09

New U.S Foreign Policy Is An “Obama”nation

More occupation (i.e Somalia) More troops (i.e Afghanstian,Iraq).More oligarchy.More of the same.

The war on terror,as of this morning,has just expanded into new territory – one that goes beyond the scope of the previous administration,causing many to question what change the Obama administration has truly brought to the table in terms of foreign policy. Not only is the United States losing control and support for the other two wars we are currently involved in (i.e Afghanistan,Iraq) but now the current administration has given the green light to expand the front to include the small nation of Somalia,according to the Associated Press

Sep 16 10:08

Paul Craig Roberts: Why Propaganda Trumps Truth

Naive people think that if the US government’s explanation of 9/11 was wrong, physicists and engineers would all speak up. Some have (see above). However, for most physicists and engineers this would be an act of suicide. Physicists owe their careers to government grants, and their departments are critically dependent on government funding. A physicist who speaks up essentially ends his university career. If he is a tenured professor, to appease Washington the university would buy out his tenure as BYU did in the case of the outspoken Steven Jones.

An engineering firm that spoke out would never again be awarded a government contract. In addition, its patriotic, flag-waving customers would regard the firm as a terrorist apologist and cease to do business with it.

Sep 16 09:31

Flashback: China Hired for Homeland Defense

As if we didn't have enough to worry about – what with the trillions in taxpayer bailouts of the failed banks, quasi-government mortgage lenders and automakers – listen to this tale of madness from Washington.

A company run by the son of Chinese Pesident Hu Jintao, who does business with Iran, Cuba and Venzuela, was hired a year ago for $1.9 million to X-ray cargo being loaded on to cruise ships in Los Angeles.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

What deliciously ironic timing of this article: right after the US government said yesterday that China was one of the US's biggest challenges!

Sep 16 09:14

Whistleblower: Baucus health bill an ‘absolute gift’ to insurers

The health care reform plan proposed by Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus is an “absolute gift” to health care insurance companies, says an industry whistleblower.

Wendell Potter, a former executive at Cigna, said the Baucus plan “would not provide affordable coverage … gives the industry too much latitude to charge higher premiums based on age and geographic location, fails to mandate employer coverage, and pushes consumers into plans with limited benefits,” Politico reports.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

As reported here on 16 June, 2009:

http://www.democracynow.org/2009/6/16/report_senator_max_baucus_received_more

"Montana Senator Max Baucus, the chair of the Senate Finance Committee, is the Senate’s point man on healthcare reform. A new article in the Montana Standard finds that Senator Baucus has received more campaign money from health and insurance industry interests than any other member of Congress. The article says, “In the past six years, nearly one-fourth of every dime raised by Baucus and his political-action committee has come from groups and individuals associated with drug companies, insurers, hospitals, medical-supply firms, health-service companies and other health professionals.”"

Baucus is simply another extremely overt "corpritute" who takes money from those insurance interests which supports him, and delivers the goods in terms of legislation which benefits his supporters, but absolutely does not benefit We the People.

Sep 16 05:53

Untested party takes helm in Japan power shift

Yukio Hatoyama, top row standing at left, is applauded by fellow lawmakers in the lower house of parliament on Wednesday after being elected as Japan's 93rd prime minister.

Longtime opposition leader Yukio Hatoyama was elected prime minister and installed his new Cabinet Wednesday, promising to reinvigorate Japan's economy and shake up government with his left-of-center party after more than 50 years of nearly unbroken rule by conservatives.

Sep 15 19:33

Obama's ISLAM ON CAPITOL HILL 2009, Shariah Law in America

ISLAM ON CAPITOL HILL 2009
IN THE NAME OF ALLAH....ON THIS DAY....
The Athan will be chanted on Capitol Hill, echoing off of the Lincoln Memorial, the Washington Monument and other great edifices that surround Capitol Hill
Thousands of Muslims from all races, creeds, colors and ethnicities will gather for the sole purpose of prayer
The peace, beauty and solidarity of Islam will shine through America's capitol.
http://www.examiner.com/x-14881-Political-Buzz-Examiner~y2009m9d9-Isla...
Islam Takes the D.C. Mall
September 9, Vincent Bordini

Sep 15 17:41

Duh, US national security IS NOT threatened by Afghanistan

The chair of the Joint Chiefs testified to Congress today that “success” in Afghanistan requires more US troops and “certainly much more time.” Senator McCain Orwell-spoke that each day we wait to send more US troops to Afghanistan to put their lives in danger, “puts lives in danger.” President Obama defended the strategy of war to produce peace and happiness by saying, "You never step into the same river twice. And so Afghanistan is not Vietnam." I think the president is absolutely correct with my observations about stepping into the same river for a second time: the experience is not quite the same, only about 99%. Polling data also show American support for this war is at its lowest: 58% disapprove and 39% approve.

Sep 15 17:05

URGENT MATERIAL ::: MUST WATCH --- Re: Bill C-6

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Restricting Our Freedoms - Shawn Buckley About Bill C-6
PART 1 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X7_0HlCwb8A
PART 2 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ud4bYJXIrAE
...from the DVD "Too Hard to Swallow 2" (AVAILABLE FROM WWW.MEDIAREEL.NET) constitutional lawyer, Shawn Buckley presents the truth about Bill C-6 and the loss of our fundamental freedom in Canada if the bill passes.
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Sep 15 15:41

Is Black Racism Possible?

The State of Racism: Part 1 - Is Black Racism Possible?
Guy White - 3/9/2008
Accusations of white racism are rampant, with the topic of race turning immediately to the alleged hate deep in the heart of every white person. In fact, any “dialogue” on race is nothing more than a vicious black attack on whites who cannot defend themselves and usually respond with a payment to black organizations and neighborhoods from the government and corporations. But what about black racism? Is it even possible? If so, does it exist? And if it exists, is it more or less virulent than white racism?"Black racism is possible. Racism is an ideology and anyone, including blacks, can embrace it."

Sep 15 11:09

Rockefeller & Co CEO dies from apparent suicide

James McDonald, a prominent adviser to wealthy families as chief executive of investment management group Rockefeller & Co, died of a single gunshot wound on Sunday, local authorities said on Tuesday.

McDonald, 56, was found dead in his car near a strip mall in Dartmouth, Massachusetts on Sunday afternoon. Police are still investigating.

"The preliminary investigation concludes that this was an apparent suicide," Gregg Miliote, a spokesman for Bristol County District Attorney Sam Sutter said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Hmmmm.

Also, someone needs to tell the webmaster here that the stupid Wolverine ad keeps popping back on after you hit the close button.

Very annoying.

Sep 15 10:42

William Gibson's Bridge City in "Virtual Light" Could Become Real

San Francisco's Bay Bridge is getting a makeover that will leave a large portion of the old bridge unused, but still standing strong. Now two architects are proposing that the city build a neighborhood on it.

Sep 15 10:08

Yale pharmacology head, Dr. Joseph Schlessinger, suppressed site exposing sexual, financial misconduct, 14 Sep 2009

Earlier this year or late last year, undisclosed individuals, possibly the aggrieved parties in those cases, registered "josephschlessinger.com", where they placed the court records, transcripts, and links to news articles, all woven together in a morally indignant tone that questioned how Dr. Schlessinger had ever been appointed Yale Pharmacology Chair, given this background.

Rather than suing for libel, which may have been a difficult case to sustain, given that most of his critics' allegations were based on the public record, Dr. Schlessinger took a case to the WIPO, or World Intellectual Property Organization, where he claimed that he owned the commonlaw rights to "josephschlessinger.com".

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Some asshole has actually registered http://michaelrivero.com/ but will sell it back to me for ONLY $600!!!!!!

Sep 15 09:50

Shawn Buckley about Bill C-6

Webmaster's Commentary: 

constitutional lawyer, Shawn Buckley presents the truth about Bill C-6 and the loss of our fundamental freedom in Canada if the bill passes.

Sep 15 09:15

Police say syringes will help stop drunk driving

This is just great. Now we are going to have the police sticking needles in our arms at traffic stops. When will this insanity ever end? When we the people put a stop to it. Whats next, pulling you over and giving you the flu vaccine shot if you have not had one?

Sep 15 09:06

Mecca pilgrims must have flu jab

Mecca pilgrims must have flu jab

It is feared viruses will spread quickly in the huge crowds at the Hajj
British Muslims will need a seasonal flu vaccination before travelling to Saudi Arabia for this year's Hajj pilgrimage, because of swine flu fears.

see also
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/8255612.stm
Deal reached over swine flu jabs
A deal has been reached between the government and GPs over the swine flu vaccination programme.
Ministers have agreed to pay doctors £5.25 per jab after weeks of talks.

Sep 15 08:42

History Says US Is Headed For Hell On Earth

So read your history books. Many people of conscience objected in 1933 and were shouted down, called names, laughed at, and ridiculed. When Winston Churchill pointed out the obvious in the late 1930s while seated in the House of Lords in England (he was not yet Prime Minister), he was booed into his seat and called a crazy troublemaker. He was right, though. And the world came to regret that he was not listened to.

Sep 15 08:21

Join the Appeal for Truth about 9/11

September 11, 2009
Peter Dale Scott, with Michael Berger and Janice Matthews

In the last few days Glenn Beck and the Washington Times have forced Van Jones to resign as environmentalist "green jobs" adviser to the White House. His principal offense: having signed a 2004 Statement from 911truth.org calling for a new investigation of the events of 9/11.

This is a moment of truth for all who want America to be an open society. As the Los Angeles Times reported on September 8, "Other conservatives, smelling blood in the water, are sharpening their knives." Why should they not? The White House has just capitulated to a dishonest attack claiming that Jones, because he signed the 911truth Statement, "thinks the Bush administration blew up the World Trade Centers and covered it up." You can check Beck's capacity for accuracy by comparing this claim to the relevant call in the Statement itself: "for immediate public attention to unanswered questions that suggest that people within the current administration may indeed have deliberately allowed 9/11 to happen, perhaps as a pretext for war."

Sep 15 06:25

State tells city to seize aide's computers

Secretary of State William F. Galvin ordered the city of Boston to immediately seize City Hall computers and software used by the top policy aide to Mayor Thomas M. Menino and to hire an independent computer forensics specialist to try to retrieve e-mails the aide deleted

Sep 15 05:34

‘Death by a Thousand Cuts’

Roubini Sees US Economy Facing ‘Death by a Thousand Cuts’

According to (*Nouriel) Roubini more than 1,000 financial institutions could fail before all is said and done.

Sep 15 05:08

US Launches Military Strike in Somalia Against al Qaeda Target

The dead terrorist, Saleh Ali Nabhan, is believed to have taken part in the 1998 attacks on U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania. He is also believed to have orchestrated the 2002 bombing of a resort hotel in Mombasa, Kenya, and a failed missile attack on an Israeli airliner leaving Mombasa airport.
Several sources tell ABC News at least one U.S. helicopter fired on a convoy carrying suspected al Qaeda targets in southern Somalia. An American official says a U.S. Navy ship was also nearby to monitor the situation and provide assistance if needed.
Ali Nabhan's death has not yet been officially confirmed, but sources tell ABC News that his body is now in U.S. custody.

Sep 15 04:47

Markets 'not out of the woods yet'

The market meltdown that began in September 2007 was a 'slow-motion catastrophe'
Get out your party hats and strike up the band. We are about to celebrate the second anniversary of the GFC - the Global Financial Crisis.
'Financial monster'
New York University's Dr Nouriel Roubini was called "Dr Doom" for predicting the emergence of a "financial monster" that could not be sustained.
Bank runs
Soon the Bank of England was pumping money in just one day after warning others, in the name of "moral hazard" rules, not to bail out lenders who had engaged in irresponsible practices.
Bail outs
Washington responded with interest rate cuts and the injection of billions into banks, along with similar stimulus efforts by central banks in other countries.
Markets plunge
Then the Dow fell 777.68 points, the largest one-day point drop in history.
Economic turnaround?
As Americans often say: "We're not out of the woods yet."

Sep 14 17:35

Iraq and Afghanistan don't need US troops for security. They can ask the UN if they want help

One of the arguments for US troops to remain in the two countries we invaded is that even if our wars were mistakes, it’s our duty to stay until those countries can manage their own security. If US troops leave, we’ll subject civilians to escalating violence.

As eminent Princeton philosopher Harry Frankfurt distinguished in his 2005 Bestseller as a strictly academic term, that rhetoric is bullshit.

When political “leadership” makes that argument, it’s a lie of omission. Without the comprehensive information that Iraq and Afghanistan have full authority within their governments to make that determination for themselves, that statement is misleading Americans into thinking that US security is their only option. It is not.

Sep 14 16:34

Video: The Health Insurance Racket

CIGNAs Edward Hanway spends his holidays in a $13 million beach house in New Jersey. Meanwhile, regular Americans are routinely denied coverage for the care they need when they need it most.

Welcome to the American health insurance industry. Instead of helping policyholders attain the health security they need for their families, big insurance companies get rich by denying coverage to patients. Now theyre sending lobbyists to Washington, DC to twist the arms of lawmakers to oppose reform of the status quo. Why? Because the status quo pays.

Learn more at www.sickforprofit.com about the glamorous lives of billionaire health insurance executives and tell us your story of being victimized by their greed.

Sep 14 13:21

IAEA 'bans' attacks on nuclear installations

An Iranian proposal prohibiting military attacks against nuclear installations worldwide has been approved by the UN nuclear watchdog's general conference, an Iranian official says.

"Iran's proposal … has been approved in the meeting," said Ali Asghar Soltaniyeh, Iran's envoy to the International Atomic Energy Agency, on the sidelines of the week-long General Conference in Vienna.

Considered the highest policymaking body of the IAEA, the General Conference meets annually to consider issues such as non-proliferation, nuclear safety, nuclear safeguards and nuclear security.

Sep 14 12:51

Obama: Run on fraud; govern by stealth

Obama: Run on fraud; govern by stealth
Sept. 11, 2009 By Dave Weinbaum
Candidate Barack Hussein Obama did whatever it took to be elected.
President Barack Hussen Obama is determined to hide his real motives by stealth and deceit.
"Obama has a penchant for making HC speeches that alter his intent. Just like his recent 157,929th news conference/HC speech, he indicted the Cambridge Police as "Stupid" while defending his friend, Hahvad Professor Louie Gates. HC was put on the backburner while Barack played racial politics cover-up at a beer fest.
Last night, SC Republican, Rep. Joe Wilson blurted out the words "YOU LIE!" after one of the many fibs told by our Dear Leader. Never mind Barack Obama called millions of Americans liars for objecting to what's actually in House Bill 3200.

Sep 14 11:52

Size Matters; So Do Lies

The way this false estimate came into being is relatively simple: Matt Kibbe, the president of FreedomWorks, lied, claiming that ABC News had reported numbers of between 1.0 and 1.5 million when they never did anything of the sort. A few tweets later, the numbers had been exaggerated still further to 2 million. Kibbe wasn't "in error", as Malkin gently puts it. He lied. He did the equivalent of telling people that his penis is 53 inches long.

Malkin herself did not lie; she merely repeated a lie.

Mock the protesters at your peril: business as usual suddenly isn't so good for Democrats these days, and the sentiments of the 70,000 people who marched on Washington surely mirror those of millions more sitting at home. They were done a disservice by being represented by a liar like Kibbe.

Sep 14 07:12

The Truthseeker's Imprisoned in Rothschild Castle.

The simple answer to most of what is going on everywhere is that humanity has an enemy whose intent is to enslave and torment it and all roads lead to The Rothschild Castle. The intention is clearly stated in the founder’s own words. The solution is for humanity to storm the castle and take back what has been stolen. No matter how you reason it. No matter how you strategize or brainstorm, there is only one solution. The people of the world must overthrow the overlords and they will. They will.

Sep 14 06:15

We're Number 37

Here is a little song celebrating our position at #37 in the world in healthcare. "We're Number 37"

Sep 13 23:16

September 30th - D-Day for U.S. - Have You Been Paying Attention? Are You Prepared?

[...] we are now nearing the expected D-day - where the house of cards will come crashing down. People will find what they thought was built with mortar and brick was actually nothing but paper (worthless) and a house built by it perilously stacked one on top of another, without a real base or foundation. This house has been shaking for a year, one quake after another hitting it, but those who built it were able to move one card to another place to keep the house- though hurt, but in tack - able to still hide there was no foundation built.

Sep 13 17:35

Kucinich to U.S.: Single-Payer Needs Your Support

By Ernest A. Canning on 9/8/2009 3:37PM
Kucinich to U.S.: Single-Payer Needs Your Support
Link and Sign Petition on Behalf of H.R. 676 (Medicare for All)
by Ernest A. Canning
In "Single-Payer and the 'Democracy Deficit'," citing empirical studies, polls and the extensive data assembled by Physicians for a National Health Program, I argued that the current for-profit health care system is not merely corrupt, irrational and dysfunctional, but deadly; that it pits the obscene profits of a few health insurance company CEOs and their Wall Street investors against the health of our people, whose very lives are treated as nothing more than a commodity.

Sep 13 17:30

Americans' protest in D.C. was NOT a race riot

September 13,2009 America spoke By James Simpson
America spoke September 12th in Washington, DC. Real America. Not black America, not white America, not Hispanic or Asian America, not even conservative or liberal America. Real America. There were mothers, sons, fathers, daughters, newborn children and kids on the way up; there were many, many elderly and a lot of disabled folks, young and old, in wheelchairs. Many of these people had never been to a protest before in their lives. People were pleasant, polite and considerate. There was not a drunken eye in the house.
http://www.exposeobama.com/2009/09/12/two-million-at-tea-party-huge-su...
Two Million at Tea Party, Huge Success
http://www.exposeobama.com/2009/09/12/tea-party-crowd-is-huge/

Sep 13 16:27

GOP Sen. Snowe urged Obama to take 'public option off the table'

U.S. Senator Olympia J. Snowe (R-Maine) claims to have urged the president to "take the public option off the table" due to the level of Republican opposition.

Speaking to CBS News anchor Bob Schieffer on Sunday, Snowe suggested that President Barack Obama had shown "flexibility" on the key feature of his reform proposals during his State of the Union address on Wednesday,

She added: "It's universally opposed by all Republicans in the Senate, and therefore there's no way to pass a plan that includes the public option.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Dancing rather blatantly and awkwardly to your master's tune yet again, Senator?

And this time, it's really getting hard on the eyes to watch.

And why?!?

As reported on 10 June, 2009 at:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/06/10/snowes-ties-to-health-car_n_213798.html

"Snowe's Ties To Health Care Industry Raise Concern As Reform Talk Heats Up"

"The Senate Republican who is front and center in the health care debate has received more than $1 million in campaign contributions from the health care industry. Her staff, too, has ties to some of the biggest players in the private insurance, with major stakes in the reform effort."

Snowe is just one of the health insurance industry's "fixers" in the Senate, making sure that what might be a benefit to American citizens will never see the light of day.

Way to go, Senator Snowe! You have just clearly demonstrated who's side you're on, and it is not on the side of We the People.

Sep 13 14:09

Hawaii tax collections worsen in July, August

HONOLULU (AP) - Hawaii's state budget deficit grew larger Thursday, and Gov. Linda Lingle emphasized that savings will have to come from government employees.

The Department of Taxation reported that tax collections fell 5 percent in July and August, a steeper decline than the 1.5 percent dip forecast by the Council on Revenues for the current fiscal year that began July 1.

''We simply cannot continue to spend beyond our means,'' Lingle said in a statement. ''The reality is we can no longer afford to maintain the current level of labor expenses.''

The drop represents an additional $36 million loss from the state budget, on top of the existing two-year budget deficit of about $900 million.

Sep 13 14:06

Study: Hawaii’s roads among worst in nation

Hawaii's major roads and highways are some of the roughest rides in the nation, according to a new report, which estimates that rutted thoroughfares cost each Hawaii driver about $500 a year in vehicle repairs, accelerated wear and tear and increased fuel consumption.

The report highlights how roadway conditions cost drivers, businesses - and lives. The study warns that the situation will only get worse unless the state can secure more funding to address backlogged repairs and an aging roadway system.

Sep 13 14:01

Lava maps causing angst on Big Island

PAHOA, Hawaii - The U.S. Geological Survey's 35-year-old maps of lava danger zones in this southern corner of the Big Island are a tableau of earthy colors and odd shapes originally meant for scientific and planning purposes.

The maps have also long been used by the home insurance industry to assess lava hazard risks. But in the last year or two, the maps have become a source of contention as insurers have hiked rates or completely abandoned areas that are deemed to be the most dangerous.

Fannie Mae, the huge backer of home mortgages, recently declared it would no longer do so in the two most hazardous zones. That has residents pointing fingers of blame at the charts that even the Geological Survey acknowledges are outdated.

Sep 13 13:56

Police pull weed in Huelo

MARK GOLDBERG / MauiGuidebook.com

Huelo resident Mark Goldberg photographed law enforcement officers in a helicopter operation Thursday morning near Hoolawa Stream in Huelo in a marijuana-eradication program known as “Green Harvest.” Maui police confirmed there was a Maui operation Thursday, but no information on what was seized was available Friday. Goldberg said crews were in the area for several hours uprooting marijuana.

Sep 13 13:38

Party serves up some tea

More than 100 protesters gathered outside the Queen Ka'ahumanu Center on Saturday afternoon to speak out against what they see as over taxation and a government that has exceeded what was envisioned by the Founding Fathers.

The event was held by the Maui Taxed Enough Already Party, with another sign-waving on Maui earlier in the day in Lahaina.

Sep 13 09:55

Undercounting deaths of US soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan

Contractor deaths and injuries (around 30,000 so far) are rarely reported but they highlight the United States' steadily growing dependence on private enterprise.

The present ratio of about one contractor for every uniformed member of the U.S. armed forces is more than double that of every other major conflict in American history, according to the Congressional Budget Office.

That means the world's only superpower cannot fight its war nor protect its civilian officials, diplomats and embassies without support from contractors.

Sep 13 09:24

General Smedley Butler

Major General Smedley Butler retired from the Marine Corps in 1931 at the age of 48. He had faced gunfire 120 times and the famed columnist Will Rogers wrote of Butler, "He is what I would call a natural born warrior. He will fight anybody, any time....He carries every medal we ever gave out. He has two Congressional Medals of Honor....You give him another war and he will get him another one....I do admire him."

http://tshtf.blogspot.com/2009/08/general-smedley-butler.html

Sep 13 09:21

Traficant For President

James Traficant does 7 years and returns hardened and fearless. This is the man we need to get rid of ZOG!

Sep 13 09:05

The Sham Debate Over Obama's Af-Pak War

So what is there to debate? The president has framed the issue as one of inevitability. Last month Obama told a veterans group that, "If left unchecked, the Taliban insurgency will mean an even larger safe haven from which Al Qaeda would plot to kill more Americans." That's the same rationale that George Bush deployed to justify not only the Afghanistan invasion, eight years ago, but the Iraq invasion, the war against Somalia and, indeed, the whole concept of global American wars without end. Barack Obama has not altered the Bush war on terror paradigm, he has reinforced it.

Sep 13 07:46

Fake Mexico Hijacking by Bolivian Jew

I wouldn’t have stumbled across this one if it weren’t for the interesting headline. The article said “Pilots: Hijacker incoherent during tense standoff” and since I know jews are usually behind any hijackings, I had to take a look. I also know from experience that the people set up to pull off these crazy hoaxes are usually fed tons of psychotropic and recreational drugs before hand by a jewish doctor and drug dealers somewhere, and it was the first thing that came to mind when I saw this headline. One clue is that nobody else seems to hijack aircraft. That’s just plain suicide, and I don’t care what you’ve heard about “hajis”, most people just don’t do stupid shit like this.

Sep 13 03:09

Video: The Shock Doctrine

Sep 13 03:08

Arctic Sea was carrying missiles to Iran

Arctic Sea was carrying missiles to Iran, new report suggests

The saga of the missing Arctic Sea cargo ship took a fresh twist on Thursday after a Russian newspaper reported that Benjamin Netanyahu, the Israeli prime minister, made a secret visit to Moscow last Monday to discuss Russian arms shipments to Iran and Syria.

Sep 13 02:58

Netanyahu Pressed on Secret Trip

Netanyahu’s movements have fueled speculation that the Arctic Sea ship, which mysteriously disappeared for three weeks this summer, might have been carrying S-300 missiles for Iran.

Sep 12 22:42

Obama hypocrisy: continuing American fascism with unlimited detention

Almost a year after Mr. Obama's election as President, with the sworn duty to protect and defend the Constitution of the United States, his administration continues the unconstitutional policies of declaring human beings as "enemies" and detaining them without rights for as long as they so dictate (as in dictatorship). As a teacher for US Government classes, I can tell you that this is un-American in every academic understanding of what Americanism means. We have other words to describe a political philosophy of unlimited government that rejects inalienable civil and political rights: dictatorship and fascism are academically correct.

Sep 12 22:05

Indicted Financier Danny Pang Dies in California

Danny Pang, the founder of Private Equity Management Group Inc., who U.S. regulators claim bilked Taiwanese investors, died today, a spokesman for the Pang family said.

Pang, 42, had been taken from his Newport Beach, California, home yesterday afternoon by paramedics who had responded to a call from the house, said Sergeant Doug Jones of the Newport Beach Police today. He was taken to Hoag Hospital, Jones said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Hmmm, a lot of the people with stories to tell are dying all of a sudden!

Sep 12 22:02

Key Blagojevich adviser Christopher Kelly dead

Kelly’s death comes just four days after he pleaded guilty to a scheme involving $8.5 million in fraud at O’Hare Airport. It was the second conviction this year -- he still faced trial along with the ex-governor, in June. Kelly had been indicted three times since 2007 but refused to become a cooperating witness. When he pleaded guilty to the O’Hare scheme Tuesday, Kelly spoke of feeling intense pressure by prosecutors to abandon his loyalty to Blagojevich and cooperate with the feds.

Sep 12 18:09

Thousands Rally in Capital to Protest Big Government

A sea of protesters filled the west lawn of the Capitol and spilled onto the National Mall on Saturday in the largest rally against President Obama since he took office, a culmination of a summer-long season of protests that began with opposition to a health care overhaul and grew into a broader dissatisfaction with government.

But as they sang verse after verse of patriotic hymns like “God Bless America,” sharp words of profane and political criticism were aimed at Mr. Obama and Congress.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The American people are waking up: they're mad as hell, and they won't take the "sameold/sameold" anymore from Congress and the administration.

Sep 12 16:19

Either pay the national debt with monetary reform or kiss your assets goodbye

In our current debt-based monetary system, we're never going to pay off the national debt.

This article will explain what the debt is, why we can never pay it, and the elegant and obvious solution proposed by Nobel Prize winning economist, Milton Friedman. Please read and understand this crucial information for your responsible citizenry. You literally have nothing more valuable to do.

Sep 12 14:49

Netanyahu secretly visited Russia

Putin needs some persuasion on his Iranian stand (*?)

Sep 12 12:38

Today's DC Obama protest crowd over a million

First reports from AP and NY Times indicate 'thousands' at DC protest?
Rick Moran September 12, 2009
What else would you expect? Both the Times and AP are equating the crowds turning out in DC to protest Obama's policies with crowds turning out to see the president later today at a town hall meeting.
AP's and the Times notion of "thousands:[Photo]
According to CNN, the event got underway an hour and a half early because so many people showed up at the bottom of Pennsylvania avenue, there was simply no more room for new arrivals.
UPDATE II
Michelle Malkin reports that Capitol Police are estimating crowd at 1.2 million. ABC saying 2 million

Sep 12 10:27

U.S. Expands Global Missile Shield Into Middle East, Balkans

To demonstrate how close the Pentagon is to completing plans for an international interceptor missile system that can be used for blackmailing other nations into submission and laying the groundwork for a "winnable" war against major powers like Russia and China - by being able to neutralize missiles surviving a first strike and so an adversary's ability to retaliate - the new head of the Missile Defense Agency, U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Patrick O'Reilly,recently boasted that his agency's missile interceptions have proven 86%successful and that "The Defense Department recently committed an additional$900 million toward fielding the Army's theater high-altitude-area defense mobile missile defense system.

Sep 12 10:18

LEONARD PELTIER’S Birthday is September 12th – Vigils Planned Worlwide

Calling for clemency, Wanbli said Obama promised Peltier’s release during his campaign. On today’s show, the music is by Keith Secola, with poet Cleo Apache, recorded live at the Havasupai Gathering to Halt Uranium Mining in the Grand Canyon by Earthcycles. Wanbli said, “Carnes is standing there in fast and in prayer for 7 days in the hopes of gaining attention of the President of the United States of America to the plight of Leonard.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

DOES ANYONE HAVE A CONFIRMATION OF OBAMA'S PROMISE TO GRANT CLEMENCY TO PELTIER?

Sep 12 10:08

Healthy Profits: Corporate Money Moves Tell the True Tale of Obama's "Reforms"

Of course there will be no reform, and there was never going to be. Obama is going to "reform" America's broken health care system the same way he has "reformed" the War on Terror and "reformed" Wall Street: by taking the existing policies and making them even worse.

Sep 12 09:26

Killing America's Kids

I thought a long time before writing about this matter, and was not pleasant to be around. The photo resonated with me, as we say. You see, long ago, in another pointless war, promoted by another conscienceless Secretary, I too was a Marine Lance Corporal of twenty-one years. I too got shot, though not nearly as badly as this kid, and spent a year at Bethesda Naval Hospital. At this point I am legally blind following my (I think) thirteenth trip to eye surgery as a result of an identical foreign policy.

Photographs are death to a war, boys and girls. They can asphyxiate a war faster than roadside bombs can even dream. Gates does not want the sprawling somnolent inattentive beast, the public, to see what his wars really are.

Sep 12 07:44

Firms reap Somali piracy profits

Many of the pirates operating off the coast of Somalia were given special forces-style training from Western firms, a special report by Al Jazeera has found.

Some security firms currently protecting shipping from the pirates had been engaged to train them a decade ago.

Sep 12 07:27

Deputy under review after Disney employee Tasered

Officials say an Orange County deputy is under administrative review following reports that he gave his Taser stun gun to a Walt Disney World employee, who then shocked a co-worker.

Sep 11 20:17

Why Youth Should Be Alarmed About ObamaCare

In other words, there is more than just a requirement for the youth to buy insurance, there is a hidden tax that will force the youth to pay for part of the coverage required for those with pre-existing conditions.

Sep 11 19:48

9/11: Support our troops by ending these illegal wars

Do you respect our troops? If so, demand their return home because they’ve been deployed in illegal Wars of Aggression. Don’t believe me when I say the wars are illegal and we should withdraw (Iraq and Afghanistan can request help from the UN on their own if they’re interested). YOU have to know the two simple rules of starting a war to determine if our troops’ presence is ethical or not. Do you know them? If so, thank you for your responsibility as a citizen. If not, thank you for reading this article to learn! As an educator, allow me to attempt my art of admonishing those who haven’t done this important homework before reviewing the answer (and I thought being a laid-off teacher I wouldn’t use this particular skill as a writer).

Sep 11 14:44

Tax Advice, Prostitution Advice and Money Laundering Advice from ACORN

The pair also claim they plan to employ teenage girls from central America as prostitutes, and an ACORN employee suggests that up to three of the girls could be claimed as dependents.

Sep 11 10:04

Sept. 11 training exercise sparks confusion in DC

A Coast Guard training exercise in the Potomac River near the Pentagon sparked confusion amid Friday's commemorations of the Sept. 11 anniversary. Media reports that shots were being fired in the river sent FBI agents scrambling to the scene and led the nearest airport to briefly ground flights.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Well, THAT was stupid!

Sep 11 09:25

Senate panel OKs $636 billion Pentagon budget with $128 billion for Iraq, Afghanistan wars

With hardly any debate, a powerful Senate committee Thursday approved President Barack Obama's $128 billion request for military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan for the budget year beginning in October.

Senate panel chairman Daniel Inouye, D-Hawaii, would not say whether he believes $128 billion would be enough for military operations in the two countries.

"Well, we're taking the word of the administration," Inouye said after the panel session.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

While Americans slip deeper into poverty, and homeless Vets sleep in our streets, more and more of our taxpayer dollars are being committed to these insane wars without end.

We only have one party in this country, and that's the War Party, which controls both houses of congress, and have for some time.

And wars are great... if you're a defense contractor, or a senator or congressional representative who has been "acquired" by a major defense contractor or two, through overt and covert campaign contributions.

Sep 11 09:10

People behind 9/11 plotting another attack: Mullen

"The people behind the 9/11 attacks are planning and plotting other attacks. Qaida and its extremist allies would like nothing better than to strike us again," Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Admiral Michael Mullen said at a September 11th Commemoration Ceremony at the Pentagon.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

A short memo to Admiral Mullen: thinking Americans understand that this government would love nothing better than to pull off another stunning false flag, to cow the American people into stunned submission and meekly accept whatever government agenda would be served by such an event.

However, as rapidly as 9/11 came apart from the standpoint of the sheer force of logic which showed that the official story couldn't possibly be true, one would hope that those elements in government would love to give this another try, will not be allowed to do it (as was the case with Operation Northwoods).

Sep 11 06:04

Life Sentence for Taiwan Ex-President

Chen Shui-bian, the former president of Taiwan who had been on trial since March for corruption, was sentenced to life in prison on Friday by a three-judge panel.
...

Mr. Chen’s wife, Wu Shu-chen, was also convicted of corruption and sentenced to life in prison. Among other things, both Mr. Chen and his wife were accused of stealing and misusing public money from 2000 to 2008 while Mr. Chen was in office. They were both fined a total of $15 million.

Sep 11 03:24

Did Cash for Clunkers Help Auto Sales?

The busy folks at the Council of Economic Advisers (CEA) released a quartet of studies today, covering the economic impacts of:

»The stimulus act.
»The state assistance in the
stimulus act.
»Stimulus efforts in other countries.
»The Cash-for-Clunkers program.

People trade in clunkers and buy new cars all the time. CEA estimates that about 200,000 such new car sales would have happened in July and August without the program.

Sep 10 20:50

Food Aid Grows in California's Agricultural Heart

Food Aid Grows in California's Agricultural Heart
SEPTEMBER 2, 2009 By JIM CARLTON
SELMA, Calif. -- The combined punch of drought, water restrictions and recession has created an ironic situation in California's Central Valley: Officials are handing out tons of food in the heart of one of the nation's most productive agricultural regions.
"We either have money for gas and medicine, or food -- not both," Helen Hernandez,
"There's never been this kind of need in the Central Valley, ever," said Dana Wilkie, chief executive of the Fresno food bank. "In some communities, we're serving 80% of the residents."

Sep 10 17:21

Taliban Presence Map: January-September 2009

10 September 2009

Eight years after 9/11 Taliban now has a permanent presence in 80% of Afghanistan
In wake of widespread election review onset of winter could delay second round of voting until spring
Contingency plans needed to address constitutional vacuum in presidency

LONDON – The Taliban now have a permanent presence in 80% of Afghanistan, up from 72% in November 2008, according to a new map released today by the International Council on Security and Development (ICOS). According to ICOS, another 17% of Afghanistan is seeing ‘substantial’ Taliban activity. Taken together, these figures show that the Taliban has a significant presence in virtually all of Afghanistan.

Sep 10 13:14

Barack Obama "You Lie" Bumper Sticker

Sep 10 12:53

(*market news) Taping Profits of Swine Flu with Tamiflu

Flu season is approaching quickly and fresh fears over a possible H1N1 epidemic have taken hold. Hospitals and pharmacies are stocking up on medications to counter such an outbreak, and the most popular drug to treat flu is Tamiflu.

Sep 10 12:47

great intro article to share: Who are 9/11 Truthers? What is the 9/11 Truth Movement?

Van Jones, an advisor to President Obama signed a 9/11 Truth petition. Charlie Sheen challenges President Obama for a 20-minute discussion for 9/11 Truth. Who are these people? What is their evidence? What do they want?

As a teacher of high school US History courses, I attempted to professionally address this question with an appropriate classroom lesson. BTW, this issue is among the top few historical questions that my high school students want answered after examining information through Internet surfing.

Sep 10 09:42

US's 'arc of instability' just gets bigger

The New Great Game is not only focused on the face-off between the United States and strategic competitors Russia and China - with Pipelineistan as a defining element.

The full spectrum dominance doctrine requires the control of the Pentagon-coined "arc of instability" from the Horn of Africa to western China. The cover story is the former "global war on terror", now "overseas contingency operations" under the management of President Barack Obama's administration.

Sep 10 09:29

Grinning 'priest' armed with can of juice hijacks plane en route from Cancun... because it was 9-9-09

A religious fanatic hijacked an airliner yesterday because the date, 9-9-09, was 'the satanic number 666 turned upside down'.

The Bible-carrying hijacker stood up as the plane was landing and told a flight attendant that a juice can he was carrying was a bomb.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

take a v.e.r.y c.l.o.s.e look at the item hanging around the "priest's" neck.

Sep 09 23:45

US Jews push Obama to act on Iran

Sep 10, 2009
US Jews push Obama to act on Iran
By HILARY LEILA KRIEGER,
Several hundred Jewish leaders and activists are planning to arrive here Thursday to urge top Obama administration officials and US congressmen to take action on Iran.
"A government that has so little regard for human life, truth and human rights as does the current Iranian regime must not be entrusted to possess the most powerful weapons known to humankind," the event organizers said, in a statement announcing the advocacy day.

Sep 09 18:35

Are US wars in Iraq and Afghanistan well-intended mistakes? What we now know from the evidence

If there was credible evidence of imminent threat to US national security, then the wars were justified under the UN Charter for self-defense. However, if the evidence was not credible, or fabricated, then these wars are illegal Wars of Aggression. So which is it?

Americans and the world no longer need BELIEVE anything; the specific evidence used to justify invading two countries is now public knowledge. All we have to do is match the government's claims to the exact evidence and you can decide for yourself. This article lays it out.

Sep 09 15:34

2008 InfoWars flashback: Israeli Wiretappers, the NSA, and 9/11

Israeli Wiretappers, the NSA, and 9/11
January 5, 2008
Along with the mass surveillance being conducted on all U.S. users of AT&T and Verizon by Narus and Verint, (according to Bamford), two other Israeli-owned companies, Amdocs and NICE Systems, have their fingers in the wiretapping pie as well.

Sep 09 14:42

Are the Days of Drudge Over?

For some, including the White House, the Drudge Report is still an online media powerhouse. The Drudge Report is No. 115 in Quantcast’s list of most popular sites, ranking higher than washingtonpost.com, nypost.com and politico.com. That’s 1.1 million visitors every day, each of whom refresh the page about 15 times in a 24-hour period, according to Quantcast.

But, contrary to what some might think, fewer and fewer of those visitors seem to be the journalists that were once so captivated by Matt Drudge—not to mention his vaguely terror-inducing headlines, taste for the obscure and occasionally spinning siren light.

Sep 09 13:24

Why will Zionist MSM report on Jones' hoax?

Media & Blogosphere React To Sheen’s Request For Meeting With Obama
Paul Joseph Watson
Prison Planet.com
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
The media and the blogosphere have begun to react to actor Charlie Sheen’s call for a meeting with President Obama to discuss the 9/11 cover-up, with even some of Sheen’s detractors praising the style of his “20 Minutes WIth The President” letter. With big corporate media networks expected to wade in on the controversy today or tomorrow, as happened when Sheen first went public with his 9/11 questions in March 2006, the first responses have originated from online only news websites and blogs.

Sep 09 09:40

US Girl Scouts prepare for war, pestilence

The United States wants to enlist its 3.4 million Girl Scouts in the effort to combat hurricanes, pandemics, terror attacks and other disasters.

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) launched a campaign Tuesday to entice the blue, brown and green-clad multitudes to be even more prepared, with the promise of a new patch if they pitch in.

It is not the first time the girl guides have been called into action in defense of the homeland.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"...In defense of the homeland"?!?!?

This is simply bringing a more paramilitary dimension to Girl Scout membership, nothing more - nothing less.

Sep 09 08:58

Militarising Space: The Fallujah fallacy

All this makes perfect, if horrible, sense. The US empire is on the march and the Pentagon learned the perils of the draft from the massive public protests it provoked during the Vietnam war. It already operates on a global electronic battlefield where the fighting is increasingly done by robot drones guided by surveillance systems, the idea being to minimise US casualties. This was what Rumsfeld had in mind when he thought he could conquer Iraq and Afghanistan with a handful of troops on the ground. Even so, there is a lack of drafted cannon fodder, so in addition to robots, foreign nationals are offered immediate US citizenship if they sign up, and mercenaries (aka private contractors) -- US and foreign -- are employed to help fight on the ground.

Sep 09 08:47

Army Accidentally Grows Pot At Rocky Mt. Arsenal

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"It was an accident. Yeah, yeah, sure, sure, it was an accident."

Sep 09 07:45

Video - The Obama Administration - Robert Gates

For profiles on other administration member go to:
http://yournetwork.tv/expose_obama.php

Sep 09 07:15

Armed Revolution! Are you “in or out”?

Never in our country’s history have Americans witnessed the travesty of such an anti-constitutional administration and congress. And a great deal of the responsibility falls on both major political parties and the media. However, there are others, including American voters who refuse to intelligently discuss the issues and critically analyze what the administration is doing. As a result, the likelihood of another civil war or second revolution increases with each passing day and each new power-grab by the Obama administration.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I would like to avoid violence, but acknowledge that it may be unavoidable. The Government needs a violent event it can blame on the people to move to the next stage of repression, so no doubt a fake domestic terrorist act is in the planning stages.

Sep 09 03:18

Wall Street Meets Main Street at the Courthouse

Slowly but surely the courts are taking action to address the gross injustices that the American public has had to bear at the behest of Wall Street and with the protection of Washington.

Sep 08 22:42

USA Sick and Ready to Collapse for Three Reasons

The map of the collapse of the United States in 2010, made by Russian scientist of politics Igor Panarin, has received millions of views in the United States over one day only. The Wall Street Journal published the map on its front page at the end of 2008. Alaska is pictured on the map as a part of Russia. Hawaii were shown as a territory of Japan, whereas four new states were pictured on the territory of the USA: the Californian Republic, the Central North American Republic, the Texas Republic and the Atlantic America, which included the traditional states.

Sep 08 22:05

Why are John Ashcroft and John Yoo being sued in civil court?

John Ashcroft was Attorney General of the United States from 2001 to 2005. John Yoo was the author of legal opinions for the White House and Mr. Ashcroft in his work for the Office of Legal Counsel from 2001 to 2003. Both are being sued in civil courts for damages from their actions as key executive branch officials charged with law enforcement and applying the US Constitution. The ruling courts have so far recognized these lawsuits as valid.

Why are such high government officials being sued?

For gross violation of Constitutional rights and torture.

Sep 08 18:39

In the wake of the Afghan Election: NATO Intensifies Military Deployments, Carnage

Ending the war in Afghanistan and Pakistan may not at all be what the U.S. and NATO plan.

Russian analyst Andrei Konurov wrote on September 3 that Washington and Brussels have far broader geostrategic objectives in South and Central Asia, throughout Eurasia and ultimately the world, to abandon the positions that the war in South Asia has provided them.

In particular he observed that "The US has deployed 19 military bases in Afghanistan and Central Asian countries since the war began in October, 2001.

The portents for the writer's own nation, he details, are ominous.

"As for Russia, this is a manifestation of a long-term US geopolitical strategy aimed at separating Russia from seas and locking it up in the Eurasian inland.

Sep 08 15:36

3 plotters ‘linked to al-Qaeda and 7/7’

The three men found guilty of planning the deaths of thousands of air passengers are thought to have had links to al-Qaeda and the 2005 London bombers.

...and Hannibal Lechter, and Norman Bates, and Jack the Ripper, and Darth Vader...

Sep 08 15:15

FLASHBACK: Mandatory Health Insurance Program

Massachusetts' Mandatory Health Insurance program, which becomes effective on July 1, 2007, is touted as a national model to address the needs of the more than 45 million Americans without health insurance.

In April 2006, Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney signed into law a broad new program requiring all citizens to obtain health insurance

Sep 08 14:14

How Obama Survived August

How Obama Survived August

(*He did , did he ? I wasn't aware !)

Sep 08 13:50

Don't Worry, Obama, The Neocons Have Your Back!

It is simply ludicrous that any think-tank founded by Robert Kagan, William Kristol, and Dan Senor should be self-described as a "non-partisan organization". Who do they think they'll fool? The Foreign Policy Initiative is a reconstituted Project For A New American Century, as is plain from the list of signatories appended to a letter telling President Obama that they support his escalation of the Afghan occupation.

Sep 08 12:53

Obama appoints Homosexual Propagandist to Education

By Steve Baldwin, WesternJournalism.com Exclusive

In a stunning move, President Barack Obama has nominated homosexual propagandist Kevin Jennings to be the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Education in charge of the “Safe and Drug-Free Schools” program.
Who is Jennings? He’s the founder and, until recently, the President of the Gay, Lesbian, Straight Education Network (GLSEN), the nation’s leading homosexual pressure group working to insert homosexual propaganda into America’s public schools. GLSEN’s budget is in the millions and they are the driving force behind the formation of over 4000 homosexual clubs on our colleges, high schools and even middle schools. Most of these clubs were formed by homosexual faculty members trained by GLSEN.

Sep 08 12:46

IS MCDONALDS NOW BLACKDONALDS?

IS MCDONALDS NOW BLACKDONALDS?
posted by ANGRY WHITE DUDE 8:12 PM
Monday, September 7, 2009
In a pathetic move pandering to black customers, McDonalds has created McDonalds365Black. It is a website dedicated to celebrating black culture. Someone has convinced McDonalds to market to blacks and write off other races. You don’t see McDonalds365White, do you? Why, that would be racist! McDonalds365Black is a website that says:
http://www.365black.com/365black/opportunities.jsp

Sep 08 12:21

Core American values in the Declaration of Independence: compare to what we really have

Being American is a political distinction. As such, the documents that articulate what it means to be an American, our values and laws, are primarily the Declaration of Independence and the US Constitution.

Being a proud American means LIVING their values and laws. George Washington admonished Americans to defend our values and law from "the impostures of pretended patriotism." Abraham Lincoln, considered as one of the world's most eloquent and powerful writers urged Americans:...

Sep 08 08:22

We'll all be Rewarded when the Shit Hits the Fan.

You’ve noticed the recent appearance of major shitheads like Tom Brokaw; Rudolph, the brown-nosed, Giuliani and a host of other lying sacks of shit are going nova about the blogs corrupting the minds of the public with information concerning the government’s role in the 9/11 attacks and making the official line look like ten pounds of shit in a five pound bag.

You’ve noted the cries for legislation against truth tellers and the association of truth tellers with terrorists and you’ve seen the damning evidence of nano-thermite at all ground zero locations, which proves once and for all that the government and their exploding shit-golem front men are just what they are; road apples for the cosmic fans of history.

Sep 07 21:41

Important Message from Alex Jones “Biggest thing I’ve ever done” – WATCH NOW!

Sep 07 21:27

Airline passengers can keep their shoes on at security

Good news for harried travellers who resent having to remove their shoes at airport-security checkpoints: now you can just say no.

Canada's airport security agency has issued a bulletin to front-line officers instructing them they cannot require domestic or international passengers to doff footwear before walking through metal detectors.

"Never suggest, ask or demand that passengers remove footwear prior to entering the WTMD (walk-through metal detector)," says the one-page directive, issued in April.

"This bulletin is effective immediately."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Sanity breaks out north of the border.

Sep 07 21:08

Maximizing employment: the ONLY policy proposal for full success

One of the goals of the Federal Reserve is to maximize employment. The maximum employment is all adults seeking a job having a job. Let's consider policy to achieve full-employment with the assumption that we really do honor labor and want every American adult seeking work to be successful in both the short-term and long-term. When the free-market economy cannot achieve an economic goal, economists call that a market failure. Free-markets will never achieve the economic goal of full employment; they never have. Given that obvious history, the intelligent policy response is to have a back-up plan, an employer of last resort. It's obvious that when your primary strategy has never ahcieved a goal that you MUST develop a back-up plan, yes?

Sep 07 19:36

Offensive line not the only thing broken at Oklahoma game

It's one thing to have your computer crash. It's another to have it crash in front of thousands of sports fans. This latest humiliation took place Saturday at the pre-game festivities for the Oklahoma/Brigham Young game at the at the brand new $1.15 billion Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas. Reader Jeff tells us that they had a breakdown on the scoreboard screens: first, the screens went blank, then displayed some odd ASCII gibberish, then announced to the assembled crowd that things weren't going so well in Microsoft land.

Sep 07 15:26

Obama's Congress push to use Hillary's blackmail method?

Obama set to make final healthcare push
By Janet Hook September 7, 2009
"This is the moment where the president needs to be absolutely clear and needs to take the initiative," said Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.). "Part of his message has been and will continue to be that, while every member has things they think are most important, the object has to be getting a healthcare bill passed."
http://www.uhuh.com/reports/headsup/hu79.htm
April 5, 1998 #79
HYDE'S "A TEAM" FORMING,by Doug Fiedor
Hillary has been paying non-government investigators to dig dirt on Members of Congress, judges, newspaper reporters, publications, and anyone testifying before Congressional hearings and the grand juries about Clinton administration wrongdoings.

Sep 07 14:20

Prepared Remarks of President Barack Obama Back to School Event

Full text of President Obama's speech.

Sep 07 14:15

Labor Day - What a Joke

A real celebration would be to stop continually robbing and controlling workers in the name of "taxation" and "regulation."

Sep 07 11:51

Mass Mind Control is Upon Us - It's Time to Awaken Your Consciousness

Because of the passive, hypnosis-like viewing of television as well as its predominance in the homes of nearly all Americans, the television is one of the most powerful tools used today. As of 2009, six companies controlled all of the major media outlets in the United States. That is a very small number of people controlling all of the information that streams into millions of homes across America each day through their television sets. In recent years, a number of investigations and exposes have revealed that these giants' silence independent voices and investigations, discourage journalism that interferes with the agendas of special interests, and eliminate diversity in the information they provide. Because of the control that these companies have over the information that most Americans receive on a daily basis, these criticisms and revelations are never known by most of the American public.

Sep 07 11:51

Why is gay marriage a "public policy" issue?

The best solution to the gay marriage debate is to privatize the institution altogether.

Sep 07 10:01

British Court Convicts 3 in Liquid Explosives Plot

A London court has convicted three Britons of conspiring to murder thousands of civilians in a plot that involved using liquid explosives to blow up trans-Atlantic flights.

Sep 07 09:39

The war on drugs is immoral idiocy. We need the courage of Argentina

The underlying concept of the war on drugs, initiated by Richard Nixon in the 1970s, is that demand can be curbed by eliminating supply. It has been enunciated by every US president and every British prime minister. Tony Blair thought that by occupying Afghanistan he could rid the streets of Britain of heroin. He told Clare Short to do it. Gordon Brown believes it to this day.

This concept marries intellectual idiocy – that supply leads demand – with practical impossibility. But it is golden politics. For 30 years it has allowed western politicians to shift blame for not regulating drug abuse at home on to the shoulders of poor countries abroad. It is gloriously, crashingly immoral.

Sep 07 09:32

Tyrannosaurus Rex skeleton to raise £4.8m

Tyrannosaurus Rex: The female skeleton, named Samson, is made up of 170 bones and is more than 50 per cent complete.

The 66 million year old dinosaur measures 15 feet tall by 40 feet long and is one of the largest ever discovered.

The female skeleton, named Samson, is made up of 170 bones and is more than 50 per cent complete.

Sep 07 09:32

The hunt is on for more ammunition in Nevada, U.S.

According to the Department of the Treasury's most recent Firearms and Ammunitions Excise Tax Collection Report, firearm and ammunition manufacturers paid $109.8 million in excise taxes in the first quarter of 2009, up 43 percent from the same quarter in 2008.

All manufacturers are required to pay a 10 or 11 percent excise tax on firearms and ammunition produced, which makes the tax one of the most reliable ways to track firearm and ammunition sales in the United States, Novin said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

A short memo to the gentleman being quoted as describing this upsurge in people buying guns and ammunition as "customer paranoia";the people doing this buying have absolutely legitimate reasons for their concern.

They have seen how massively inept the federal government was in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, and simply want to protect themselves and those they love if there is any other major catastrophe to hit this country.

Understanding that they cannot count on the government to provide any meaningful support in such a circumstance, they are preparing to care of themselves.

Sep 06 19:31

The Underhanded Moral Evasions of a Chance Facebook Status Update

People who say "everyone should have healthcare" can't quite screw up the courage to declare that other people are beholden to their charitable whims. Instead, they settle for empty, banal declarations about how reality should be, trying to shame their audience into the effort to make the forgotten man pay for making reality conform to their wishes.

Sep 06 13:42

Flashback: Photos of Wounded, Recovering US Soldiers

Military Personnel Wounded in Iraq & Afghanistan:
A Photo Gallery
warning: 2 of the photos are graphic
updated 20 Dec 2004
Most Americans haven't seen the growing legion of wounded troops returning from Iraq who are cared for at military facilities sealed off from the public. The media, in turn, have focused on the hit-and-run guerrilla attacks that claim one or two GIs in Iraq almost daily. Little attention has been paid to the long, difficult and very personal struggles that ensue in wards at BAMC and Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington.

Sep 06 11:36

INMATES RELOCATED AFTER SEX ASSAULTS

HONOLULU - All of the Hawaii inmates who were housed at a Kentucky prison where authorities say women were sexually assaulted by staff have been relocated.

Officials say 128 inmates returned to Oahu on Tuesday night. One inmate was transferred directly to another out-of-state prison, and 40 previously made the trip back to Hawaii.

The transfer happened after 23 female inmates, including seven from Hawaii, alleged they were sexually assaulted at the Otter Creek Correctional Center, a private prison operated by Corrections Corporation of America.

Six prison workers have been indicted in the case.

Sep 06 11:31

Hawaii’s swine flu death count reaches 10

HONOLULU (AP) - The state Department of Health says Hawaii's swine flu death count rose by four between June and August to 10.

Department spokeswoman Janice Okubo said Friday that one of the four was a 5-year-old. She says the case marks Hawaii's first swine flu death involving a child.

Okubo says the other new cases included two adults with underlying health issues. She says the child and another adult who died had no underlying medical conditions.

The deaths from swine flu were confirmed by state epidemiologist Dr. Sarah Park.

Officials aren't releasing additional details because of patient privacy.

The novel H1N1 Influenza A, or swine flu, is a new virus that was first reported in the United States in April.

Sep 06 10:50

Options are many for those wanting vaccinations

Residents who want flu vaccinations have a variety of options, including visiting their family doctors or a number of clinics.

Children attending Hawaii elementary and middle schools can receive free flu shots or nasal sprays through the state Department of Health's "Protect Hawaii's Keiki: Stop Flu at School" program.

The program is a partnership among the Health Department, the state Department of Education, the Hawaii Association of Independent Schools and the Hawaii Catholic Schools.

Sep 06 10:42

'THE THIRD JIHAD' TO BE SHOWN THURSDAY`

KIHEI - The Jewish Congregation of Maui will be screening the film "The Third Jihad: Radical Islam's Vision for America" at 6:30 p.m. Thursday.

The screening will be held at the congregation's facility at 634 Alulike St. in Kihei.

The event is the day before the eighth anniversary of the terrorist attacks on New York City and Washington, D.C. The film will be followed by a question-and-answer session.

People planning to attend are asked to call 874-5397. Space is limited.

A suggested $5 donation is requested to cover costs.

Sep 06 10:32

Flu not to be taken lightly with season approaching

Park recommended everyone - healthy or vulnerable, young or old - get a flu vaccination early in what's now the beginning of the annual flu season.

The reason to act quickly is simple: A flu vaccination takes time to work. One doesn't get a flu shot at a doctor's office and walk out immune from the disease.

A flu shot injects a protein of the virus into a person whose body is then alerted to a foreign infection. That triggers the body's immune system to build up a defense for the next time the disease pays a visit. But it takes at least two weeks for the body to build up a sufficient defense against a new strain of the flu virus, Park said. And it takes even longer - four to six weeks - to reach the peak of immunity.

Sep 06 08:40

READER PHOTOS FROM LOS ANGELES FIRES

there have been plenty of LOOTERS up there we've had to fend off, and plenty of NEWS REPORTERS to bother people, but very few firefighters. almost ALL of the residents of Big Tujunga Canyon believe they were burned out on purpose because the feds want the land in the canyon, and have been trying to get everyone out of there for years.

Sep 06 06:46

False flag operations: a stunning history

Please read what the following highly respected people are saying:

Former prominent Republican U.S. Congressman and CIA official Bob Barr stated that the U.S. is close to becoming a totalitarian society and that the Bush administration used fear to try to ensure that this happened. Current Republican U.S. Congressman Ron Paul stated that the government "is determined to have martial law." He also said a contrived "Gulf of Tonkin-type incident may occur to gain popular support for an attack on Iran." Former National Security Adviser Brzezinski told the Senate that a terrorist act might be carried out in the U.S. and falsely blamed on Iran to justify war against that nation.

Sep 06 06:32

Cumbersome

My motto is "Government, stop helping me. I can't afford it."

Sep 05 22:13

Naming Names: More Sibel Edmonds Explosive Testimony On Current and Former Members of Congress

Against Dennis Hastert:

The acceptance of large sums of bribery in forms of cash or laundered cash ... to make it look legal for his campaigns, and also for his personal use, in order to do certain favors ...

Sep 05 20:45

Strategy for national security: Department of Peace or Wars on Terror?

How about a Department of Peace to contribute to national security strategy in addition to the Department of War, uh, that is, Defense? Let’s consider our government's argument that the US military's use of force after invading other countries that did not attack us is an effective strategy for our national security. And then let’s step outside the box of war, and consider the potential contribution that a Department of Peace might make for US national security.

Sep 05 13:21

"Dollar's future unstable"

Sep 05 12:50

CLAW BACK THE BUSH-OBAMA BAILOUTS – ZOMBIE BANKERS MUST PAY FOR THE DEPRESSION THEY CREATED!

CLAW BACK THE BUSH-OBAMA BAILOUTS – ZOMBIE BANKERS MUST PAY FOR THE
DEPRESSION THEY CREATED!
SLAP A 1% TOBIN TAX ON WALL STREET SPECULATION TO KEEP
OUR HOSPITALS OPEN!
The health care controversy in this summer’s congressional town hall meetings is unreal. Obama and the
Republicans are both hiding the obvious fact that, in this world depression, most US health insurance
companies are bankrupt because of derivatives – the toxic assets you’ve heard so much about. AIG is the
largest insurance company, and it is bankrupt. The Hartford just took $3.5 billion from the Treasury and is
bankrupt. MetLife just lost $1.5 billion in three months, all because of derivatives. The other insurers are in

Sep 05 11:31

Arbitration hearing begins; media barred

HONOLULU - The first in a series of binding arbitration hearings over a new labor contract between the state and its largest public employee union began Friday after journalists were told they could not observe.

Dozens of people remained in the audience, such as rank-and-file members of the Hawaii Government Employees Association and top state agency heads.

They were joined by lawyers for HGEA and the state who will present their arguments to the three-member arbitration panel.

But Philip Tamoush, the neutral member of the panel, said it decided in executive session that journalists could not stay because the hearings are a continuation of private negotiations. The panel also includes one representative each from HGEA and the state.

Sep 05 09:45

Big banks grow more powerful under Obama

The Washington Post carried an article last week outlining the immense consolidation that has taken place in the US banking system as a result of the policies of the Bush and Obama administrations in response to the financial crisis.

The article, entitled "Banks 'Too Big to Fail’ Have Grown Even Bigger," reports how the largest banks have consolidated control over a greater share of financial markets and are using their monopolistic position to increase their profits by raising fees and interest on consumers and small businesses.

"The oligopoly has tightened," said Mark Zandi of Moody’s Economy.com, who is quoted in the Post article. "There’s been a significant consolidation among the big banks, and it’s kind of hollowing out the banking system," he added.

Sep 05 07:35

Doctor accused of sex abuse has licence revoked

Dr. Sazant did not respond Friday to a request for comment, but two years ago he told The Globe and Mail that the complainants were motivated by greed and perhaps anti-Semitism.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Sep 05 07:30

2 radio towers in Washington state toppled

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"The Polish did it! We MUST ATTACK NOW!!!" -- Adolf Hitler

Sep 05 05:11

We Need a Special Prosecutor for Blackwater and Other CIA ‘Contractors’

Blackwater’s clandestine work for the CIA have begun to leak out from behind the iron curtain of secrecy. The company’s role in the secret assassination program and its continued involvement in the CIA drone attacks that occur regularly in Afghanistan and Pakistan have become front-page material in the Washington Post and New York Times. There is much more to this story than has been reported publicly, and details will continue to emerge, particularly about Blackwater’s aviation division(s).

Sep 05 04:52

The Permission Slip

The Permission Slip Of The Silly (Well Not To Some) Times

My neighbor and I both have daughters in middle school. Both of our daughters came home from school today with a permission slip asking if we wanted our children to participate (or not) in the viewing of President Obama’s “National Address To The Students” on September 11th (school recording it from September 8th). My neighbor walked over to me and said:

You got to be kidding me??

We both did not remember a time when we were kids that we needed permission slip to listen to the President of the United States.

Sep 05 04:04

Panel Rules Against Ashcroft

Panel Rules Against Ashcroft in Detention Case
Former Attorney General John Ashcroft may face personal liability for the decisions that led to the detention of an American citizen as a material witness after the Sept. 11 attacks, a federal appeals court panel ruled on Friday.

In the decision, a three-judge panel of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, in San Francisco, was sharply critical of the Bush administration’s practice of holding people it suspected of terrorism without charges, as material witnesses.

“We find this to be repugnant to the Constitution, and a painful reminder of some of the most ignominious chapters of our national history.”

Sep 04 21:34

Obama, DOE To Violate Federal Law

Parents Get Out of the Way -- We Want Your Children
Obama and DOE Violate Federal Law Enlisting Kids in Schools to Push Agenda
WASHINGTON, Sept. 4 /Christian Newswire/ -- In what is an unprecedented and an illegal political move, President Obama has announced that on Tuesday, September 8, he will bypass parents and directly target their children in an effort to implement his political agenda. Millions of parents are justifiably outraged. Federal law expressly forbids the Secretary of Education or any officer from exercising "any direction, supervision, or control over the curriculum, program of instruction, administration, or personnel of any educational institution, school, or school system." 20 U.S.C. § 3403. The President must cease this illegal activity.

Sep 04 18:24

Solvency: how state-owned banks end interest costs on state debt ($5 billion/year for CA)

Intelligent state legislators can immediately authorize their own bank, issue credit to themselves at 0% interest to purchase their outstanding debt, and immediately save themselves borrowing costs.

Whoa. That’s important.

For California, that means saving $5 billion every year. Reality check: ~20,000 teachers were laid-off this year in California (I am one, creatively trying to earn income as a writer). All could be re-hired at $70,000 per year and the state would still have $3.4 billion left over in savings!

Hey, how much is your state paying on interest for state debt? If you’re willing to contact a state legislator, I’ll help you with the information. Contact me at my bio info.

Sep 04 14:34

Bride Can't Stop Laughing During Vows

Sep 04 13:41

Pastor, Father-to-Be Killed in Drug Sting

Plainclothes officers shot and killed a small-town pastor when the 28-year-old father-to-be resisted efforts to question him about a passenger in his car who was the target of a drug sting, authorities said.

Jonathan Paul Ayers of Shoal Creek Baptist Church in Lavonia wasn't targeted in the probe that ended in gunfire at a gas station Tuesday, Georgia Bureau of Investigation spokesman John Bankhead said. But drug task-force agents opened fire on him after he tried to avoid them, putting his car in reverse and striking one of the officers.

Sep 04 13:36

AfPak: Escalating War of Aggression

The US invasion of Afghanistan can be best legally understood as a “War of Aggression.” This label is appropriate because Afghanistan did not attack the US, the UN Security Council did not authorize use of force, and the US rejected the Afghan government’s offer of cooperation to capture Osama bin Laden if the US could provide any evidence of his involvement in a crime. I document this important story here with additional comments here, in as far as I know, uncontested fact because the key information comes from our own government’s admissions.

Sep 04 13:36

A Walk in the Park means Watch your Step.

Civilization, you gotta love it. Some say it’s been here for some time. I’m with the group that’s waiting for it to arrive. The other day someone bit off a man’s finger at MoveOn health rally. Half a day later the missing digit was at a Tel Aviv hospital awaiting transplant to a settler who had spent so much time giving the finger to Palestinians trying to cross a checkpoint that it had frozen in place. Doctor’s at the hospital said that the frozen finger was the result of anti-Semitism.

Sep 04 13:26

Rangel-ing: Charlie Pays 'Angels' In Ethics Probe

CBS 2 HD has learned of more alleged back-door dealings and political power peddling by Democratic Rep. Charles Rangel.

The reigning member of Congress' top tax committee is apparently "wrangling" other politicos to get him out of his own financial and tax troubles.

Here's a look at Charlie's so-called "angels" involved in his ethics investigation.

Congressman Rangel has been arrogant in refusing to discuss how, as the man who writes this country's tax laws, he failed to report over $1 million in outside income and $3 million in business transactions as required by the House, lapses under investigation by the House Ethics Committee.

Sep 04 12:42

Lingle says government needs to be reworked

HONOLULU - Gov. Linda Lingle on Thursday warned Hawaii residents of a ''fundamental restructuring'' of state government, including layoffs and cuts to public assistance benefits, because of the state's continuing budget woes.

The governor said in a webcast that she plans to decrease payments to social service program beneficiaries and eliminate programs that can effectively be provided by federal or local agencies, or by volunteers.

Lingle said some state offices must be closed and some administrative duties consolidated in areas of government she oversees, which include health and welfare, business and economic development, transportation, and land and natural resources.

Sep 04 11:28

YouTube Yanks "CyberSecurity" Video, Citing "Inappropriate Content"

Funny... My Cyber Security video is disabled for "Inappropriate Content," yet the dude who regularly posts videos asking me to give him a BJ is totally fine!

Sep 04 10:27

42% of Parents Don't Want their Children Watching Obama Speech

Larger concern revolves around what the full agenda is in all this? In April, president Obama signed into law the "Serve America Act." The law uses 1.1 billion dollars to increase the membership in AmeriCorp from 75,000 to 250,000 children by the year 2017.

What is the role of AmeriCorp? If the idea were to create a civilian stasi type security force, Van Jones reminds us that it would be done in incremental steps. Evidence already points towards these civilian security forces being used for law enforcement duties

Sep 04 09:46

Proposed Power Corridor Raises Eminent Domain Concerns in Six States

Construction of a $1.2 billion high-power electricity corridor could allow private companies to invoke Federal eminent domain powers.

The corridor is planned for parts of Ohio, Maryland, Pennsylvania, New York, West Virginia and Virginia. The 500-kilovolt transmission lines are anticipated to be 150 feet high and 70 feet wide, requiring a 200-foot wide swath of land to be cleared.

In my Maryland county, this amounts to 640 acres of land seized - the bulk of which cuts through working farmland and 200-year-old forests. According to the Eastern Shore Land Conservancy (ESLC), Pepco Holdings, Inc (PHI) has stated that they do not anticipate the project will bring jobs to local counties, nor do they anticipate utilizing local contractors to do the work.

Sep 04 08:26

NATO fireball kills 'small number' of Afghan children

Mahbubullah Sayedi, a spokesman for the local government, told AFP that around 90 people were killed -- most of them Taliban.

"A small number of the casualties are local civilians, including a few children who had come to take free fuel," Sayedi said.

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And we know they were Taliban because they had the official Taliban membership card on a chain around their neck for easy identification ... before they were killed.

This is what NATO really is - baby killers.

Sep 04 07:43

Dutch police in cannabis mix-up

Police on Wednesday announced they had discovered a plantation of some 47,000 illicit cannabis plants with a street value of 4.4m euros ($6.3m; £3.8m).

They had destroyed much of the crop when they were told the plants belonged to a respected school of agriculture.

They were a type of hemp, being grown as a fibre for use in textiles.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Whoopsie!

Sep 04 07:18

Wal-Mart Goes Paperless for Payments

Wal-Mart (WMT: 51.99, 0.25, 0.48%), the largest private employer in the U.S., has decided to go paperless when paying employees and is switching to direct deposit and debit cards. For employees who refuse direct deposit, their pay will be offered in the form of a debit card.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is the beginning of a trend we will see happening all over the country, from larger to smaller employers.

Sep 04 07:16

Man leaps into river to escape wife's nagging

A MAN jumped into a fast-flowing river because he couldn't take his wife's nagging anymore.

The Chinese truck driver, known as Zhou, and his wife were on a ferry on the Yangtze River when it all became too much for him, the Chongqing Evening Post reports.

Members of the ship's crew saw the man suddenly run out of his cabin with his hands covering his ears, and shouting: "I can't stand it any longer."

They initially thought he was suffering from an ear injury and went to help him but found he was unhurt.

"While we were still puzzling over the this, his wife ran up and continued nagging him," said a crewmate.

"The husband covered his ears again and said: 'I need a break' before jumping over the side into the rushing river.

Sep 04 06:57

Texas DNA exonerees find prosperity after prison

Dozens of wrongly convicted former Texas inmates will soon become instant millionaires under a new state law.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And that makes it AAAAALL better, right?

I think a better law would include forcing the prosecutors and police who framed an innocent person to serve the original sentence, don't you?

Sep 04 06:43

As if Things Weren't Bad Enough, Russian Professor Predicts End of U.S.

He based the forecast on classified data supplied to him by FAPSI analysts, he says. He predicts that economic, financial and demographic trends will provoke a political and social crisis in the U.S. When the going gets tough, he says, wealthier states will withhold funds from the federal government and effectively secede from the union. Social unrest up to and including a civil war will follow. The U.S. will then split along ethnic lines, and foreign powers will move in.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Actually, Hawaii will return to being an independent Republic.

Pearl Harbor will be available for rent, of course.

At full tourist rates.

And Little Mekena Beach will become a National park protected by (Republic of Hawaii version of) the First Amendment.

:)

Sep 04 05:17

God's followers shafted as God stands by and does nothing (again)

Mormons Become Victims in $50 Million Scam to Sell Gold Bullion

Like those caught up in other get-rich scams -- from Bernard Madoff’s $65 billion Ponzi scheme, which initially snared wealthy Jews, to an alleged $4.4 million fraud aimed at deaf people -- Tri Energy’s investors had something in common. Many were Mormons and born-again Christians who shared dreams and prayers on nightly conference calls. They vowed to use the profits for charitable works and kept raising funds, at times taking out second mortgages, draining retirement accounts and recruiting relatives.

While the delays and pleas for more money never stopped, the charade did.

Sep 03 21:16

Best video explaining Constitutional limits of power

The US Constitution was born from war against tyranny - the word of choice for unconstrained government that acted harmfully toward the public's political and economic interests. The Founding Fathers had much to say in defense of citizen vigilence for liberty, for only we can protect our freedom:

“A mere demarcation on parchment of the constitutional limits (of government) is not a sufficient guard against those encroachments which lead to a tyrannical concentration of all the powers of government in the same hands.” - James Madison, Federalist Paper #48, 1788.

Sep 03 17:55

President Obama: no hope and no change from the plutocracy – oligarchy

note: hyperlinks and video live at source.

Oligarchs and plutocrats remove government policy from the public good to the greatest extent possible without causing revolution. David Swanson paints the Obama Administration as Bush’s Third Term with accuracy. His new book, Daybreak: Undoing the Imperial Presidency and Forming a More Perfect Union, is number 1 in three categories on Amazon’s bestselling lists as I just looked. David makes many of the same points as I do about Wars of Aggression and related policies (see here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, and here).

Sep 03 17:13

Why Not Crippling Sanctions For Israel And The US?

The US is not a forever "superpower" that can indefinitely ignore its own laws and international law.

The US will eventually fall as a result of its hubris, arrogance, and imperial overreach.

When the American Empire collapses, will its enablers also be held accountable in the war crimes court?

Sep 03 15:00

Russian cab driver admits spying for Georgia

Russia's Prosecutor General's Office said Alexander Khachirov was recruited while in Georgia, when he was approached by Georgian border authorities. Investigators said Khachirov's taxi was fitted with a hidden video camera which he used to secretly film Russian military movements and gather intelligence for Georgia.

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