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CURRENT EVENTS

Apr 04 18:42

New Malaysia PM frees detainees

Malaysia's new prime minister has freed 13 men held under security laws and pledged to review the statutes under which they were held, seeking to allay fears of a crackdown against political dissent.

Apr 04 12:21

The Myth of 90 Percent: Only a Small Fraction of Guns in Mexico Come From U.S.

You've heard this shocking "fact" before -- on TV and radio, in newspapers, on the Internet and from the highest politicians in the land: 90 percent of the weapons used to commit crimes in Mexico come from the United States.

-- Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said it to reporters on a flight to Mexico City.

-- CBS newsman Bob Schieffer referred to it while interviewing President Obama.

-- California Sen. Dianne Feinstein said at a Senate hearing: "It is unacceptable to have 90 percent of the guns that are picked up in Mexico and used to shoot judges, police officers and mayors ... come from the United States."

Apr 04 10:56

The Smooth Criminal Transition from Bush/Cheney to Obama

To sober, clear-eyed observers of history and political deception, the ascension of Barack Obama held the promise for unprecedented new dangers: a revitalized New World Order, led by the Anglo-American empire’s neoliberal criminal faction and an iconic, deceptive new facilitator; and a continuation of Bush/Cheney criminality and war, under smarter and much more effective management.

Now, just months into their tenure, the Barack Obama administration has more than fulfilled the promises he made to his elite constituency, deepening the mass destruction of Bush/Cheney, while charming its victims all over the world into enjoying their own demise.

Apr 04 10:20

Nazi camp guard wins right to stay in US

A Nazi death camp guard accused of helping to kill some 29,000 Jews during World War II has won the right to remain in the United States for now, an immigration judge has ruled.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

He fed the camp guard dogs.

Apr 04 08:59

Diana Palin, Sarah Palin's Sister-In-Law, Arrested For Breaking Into Home

Police say Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin's sister-in-law is accused of breaking into the same home twice to steal money.

Apr 04 08:50

'Sexting' Hysteria Falsely Brands Educator as Child Pornographer

The investigation was inconclusive, but led to a stunning aftermath: Oei himself was charged with possession of child pornography and related crimes -- charges that threatened to brand him a sex offender and land him in prison for up to seven years. Transferred from his school and isolated from colleagues, Oei spent $150,000 and a year of his life defending himself in a Kafkaesque legal nightmare triggered by a determined county prosecutor and nurtured by a growing hysteria over technology-enabled child porn at America's schools.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

BURN THE WITCH! BURN THE WITCH!

Apr 04 08:27

DNA going untested in cases throughout L.A. County

Dozens of police departments throughout Los Angeles County routinely have not tested DNA evidence collected in rape and sexual assault cases, and are unable to accurately account for thousands of pieces of evidence that could potentially help solve crimes, according to a report to be released today.

Apr 04 08:26

Jury awards $2.3 million in LAPD harassment case

Officer Melissa Borck, 45, said she suffered discrimination and abuse while she was at the Los Angeles Police Department's Valley Traffic Division in 1996, and was retaliated against for reporting the harassment to Internal Affairs. The unanimous jury verdict comes a decade after Borck first filed the lawsuit in April, 1999. A mistrial was declared after her first trial in 2007 because of juror misconduct.

Apr 04 08:26

LAPD officer is accused of torching his car and lying about his shooting

A Los Angeles police officer who said he was shot in an off-duty incident early this year lied to investigators about the attack and, weeks earlier, intentionally set fire to his own luxury sports car in a scheme to collect an insurance payment, according to charges filed by prosecutors late Wednesday.

Apr 04 07:53

The Modern Art of Cluelessness.

I supposed we could chicken and egg it to death, whether the leaders or the people themselves are responsible for the state of the world. We know that the majority of the leaders are self-aggrandizing scum who line their pockets and the pockets of the ones who own them with the fruits of the industry of common labor. We know they have no shame. These days they do it right in front of their victims and then laugh about it. The people play their part in this vicious cycle as you can see here. This has been done before by others and Jay Leno used to have it as a part of his show in the feature called “Jaywalk”. I honestly don’t know what to make of something like this but the leaders certainly do.

Apr 04 04:26

BBC Reports: Pakistani Taleban claim responsibility for the attack in Binghamton NY

BBC - Pakistani Taleban leader Baitullah Mehsud called the BBC in Islamabad to claim responsibility for the attack.
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[This is the only line in the story referencing this claim]

Apr 03 16:59

Gunman barricaded back door before rampage, police say

Apr 03 16:35

Why isn't the media talking about Charles Freeman?

Apr 03 15:01

Is This The Year That Congress Finally Says The Word “Hemp?”

Texas Republican Ron Paul, along with ten co-sponsors, is seeking once again to allow for the commercial farming of industrial hemp.

Apr 03 14:34

Republican warns of 'gay marriage Mecca'

Iowa Rep. Steve King condemned his state Supreme Court's Friday decision to lift a decade-long ban on same-sex marriage, saying it puts the state in danger of becoming a "gay marriage Mecca."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Shut up and enjoy the tourism dollars!

Apr 03 13:59

Video - Journalist Robert Fisk describes his deja vue over US invasion of Iraq.

Points out the many similarities and parallels between what the British experienced after they invaded Iraq in 1917 and what the US experiences in Iraq today.

Apr 03 13:51

Hawaii Wants Navy to Pay for Reef Damage

Hawaii officials said Wednesday they plan to seek money from the U.S. Navy for environmental damage to a coral reef caused by a warship that ran aground in February.

The state said it would file a claim in Admiralty Court for the damage and cost of emergency restoration for the reef, which dates back hundreds of years. Hawaii would also seek money for other coral habitat restoration projects. Officials did not specify a dollar amount, which would be decided by the court.

Apr 03 11:57

Video - Indian Ecologist Vandana Shiva: The Future of Food and Seed

Dr. Shiva asks why regulate natural seeds that have evolved for thousands of years and which cause no harm. "Since it has no harm, it has no need for state regulation." What should be regulated are the genetically modified seeds which do cause harm, including genetic contamination.

She likens the seed wars to India's salt wars when the British empire tried to regulate salt. "Seed doesn't belong to the humans; it belongs to all the species that are nourished by it." And she asserts on behalf of all farmers:

"We will not obey a law that makes it illegal for us to perform our highest ecological duty on earth, which is to save seeds for the future."

Direct link to video:
http://vodpod.com/watch/1474602-vandana-shiva-the-future-of-food-and-s...

Apr 03 11:13

Gunman takes hostages during shooting spree in New York state

At least 13 people were reported to have been killed and up to 40 thought to have been taken hostage on Friday when a gunman stormed an immigration services centre in western New York state.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Here is the lesson to be learned from today's shooting,. and please spread this far and wide.

The shooting in Binghamton proves once again that the police cannot and will not arrive in time to prevent crimes, including mass shootings. Had just one person inside the building been carrying a legal firearm, they could have stopped this shooter dead (literally) in his tracks.

LEGALIZE CONCEAL CARRY ACROSS THE NATION NOW!

Apr 03 10:38

Reports: At least four people shot, 40 taken hostage in Binghamton, New York

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is starting to reek of a staged event. Or maybe the perps were on anti-depressents.

Get ready for the flood of "GUNS ARE BAD!"

Apr 03 09:36

GEORGE GALLOWAY: “I AM NOT A TERRORIST”

Amid bravos he couldn’t actually hear, George Galloway, the British MP who was controversially barred from Canada for his ties to Hamas, told an Ottawa crowd Thursday he is no terrorist.

“I have instructed my lawyers in Canada to bring an action for defamation against Bernie Farber, the CEO of the Canadian Jewish Congress, and CTV, for comments he made that they allowed him to make,” he said via an Internet connection. “I am not a terrorist. I am not a threat to Canada’s national security.”

Apr 03 06:49

Squirrel leaves Navy base incommunicado

A senior official at the weapons station, who asked not to be identified, said the problem began when a squirrel came in contact with an electrical transformer. The rodent was electrocuted and the transformer exploded, knocking out power for a time, and seriously damaging a key component of the base phone system.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

OSAMA BIN SQUIRREL!!!!!

(ahem)

Actually, many years ago (mid 70s) when I was working at JPL, the entire facility (except SFOF, which has its own generators) was blacked out when a raccoon made the same mistake.

C'mon evolution! We need animals smart enough to understand not to touch the hot wire!

Apr 03 05:24

G20 summit – leaders' statement

Gordon Brown has unveiled a $1.1 trillion rescue fund for the global economy at the end of the G20 summit in London. Here’s the text of the final statement.

Apr 03 04:56

G20: When Gordon met Barack

We now know the form with these events: British PM pays deferential homage to the American president, who repays the compliment with warm words for the special ties the US feels for Britain. The dynamic is usually clear: the Brit is grateful simply to be standing next to the most powerful man in the world. He is yapping spaniel; the American is top dog.

Wednesday's joint press conference of Gordon Brown and Barack Obama had no such dynamic at work:

Apr 03 04:36

Cornell University Expert on The "Scolding" The U.S.

"This might be one of the most eventful global economic summits since the breakdown of the original Bretton Woods system in the early 1970s. The Europeans and others are in no mood to take orders from the U.S. to print more money or incur more debt to "stimulate" their economies, for at least three reasons:

Apr 03 01:28

Who Controls The Black Bloc Anarchists?

Government Decides Who Protests At G20: Violent anarchists allowed to smash up buildings despite announcing target in advance, yet anti-poverty group barred from protesting.

Apr 02 18:53

Mexico Doesn't Have a Drug Problem

Mexico has a United States problem.

Apr 02 17:22

Video- Author Jeremy Scahill on Obama's "Blackwater" ( Democracy Now)

The Obama administration has confirmed the hiring of mercenary firm Triple Canopy to take over Blackwaters contract to protect US diplomats in Iraq. Part of the firms job will be to protect the monstrous US embassy in Baghdad. We speak to independent journalist Jeremy Scahill, who has also just revealed that the administration is using Triple Canopy to protect US diplomats in Israel.

Apr 02 12:01

"Fine Tuning" Mark To Market: The Two Cows Version

The Financial Accounting Standards Board is meeting on today to discuss proposals to give banks more flexibility in valuing toxic legacy assets in illiquid markets.

We explored what this would mean a few months ago. It sounds like it is time to bring back our illustration, with a couple of adjustments to reflect recent developments

Apr 02 11:41

Top Down

What went wrong at AIG? Since the uproar over the firm's bonuses, it's become fashionable to distinguish between the masters of the universe at AIG Financial Products, the subsidiary that nearly torched the global economy, and the working stiffs at the rest of the company. So compelling is this dichotomy, in fact, that even the AIG basher-in-chief has invoked it. "You've got a company, AIG, which used to be just a regular old insurance company," President Obama explained during his recent "Tonight Show" appearance. "Then they decided--some smart person decided--let's put a hedge fund on top of the insurance company and let's sell these derivative products to banks all around the world."

Apr 02 11:23

Gorbachev blasts NATO eastward expansion

Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev has criticized NATO's eastward expansion and the failure by Western powers to keep their promise not to deploy military bases near Russia's borders.

Gorbachev said in an interview with Germany's Bild newspaper

Apr 02 09:24

Thefts From Luggage: Yup, Still Happening

I have not yet had anything stolen from my luggage, but this may just be a testament to the poor quality of my belongings. I have had my bag come off the conveyer belt unzipped and with the contents disarranged and spilling out. (The airline blamed it on the TSA, and nothing was missing, so I dropped it.)

Apr 02 09:13

Water wars leave northern Colo. farmers dry

Many farmers in this northern Colorado plains region are struggling to keep their crops irrigated and stay afloat as they find themselves on the wrong side of state water rules dating back to the 19th century.

Apr 02 08:59

Analysis: Crisis may lead to new world order

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Here comes the pitch...

Apr 02 08:47

PM in mudbath heaven

Well, Obama was thrilled to be here too. Nobody has poured praise over us quite so thickly since Nicolas Sarkozy was here last year - before the French president decided to disagree with Gordon on everything.

Apr 02 08:19

Give Obama a Chance to Do What?

The populist anger across America is refreshing. People are angry and getting into it over issues that need to be deliberated over.

For all the problems America faces, its citizens do not have the time to give Obama a chance.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Obama has had his chance.

The honeymoon is over.

We got fucked.

Apr 02 05:20

U-20: Will the Global Economy Resurface?

The Group of 20 (G20) is making a big show of getting together to come to grips with the global economic crisis. But here's the problem with the upcoming summit in London on April 2: It's all show. What the show masks is a very deep worry and fear among the global elite that it really doesn't know the direction in which the world economy is heading and the measures needed to stabilize it.

The latest statistics are exceeding even the gloomiest projections made earlier. Establishment analysts are beginning to mention the dreaded "D" word and there is a spreading sense that a tidal wave just now gathering momentum will simply overwhelm the trillions of dollars allocated for stimulus spending.

Apr 02 04:57

Quest for artificial nose to sniff out terrorists’ fear

LAW enforcement agencies are seeking scientists to develop an artificial nose that can detect the smell of fear as terrorists pass through security at airports.

The US Department of Homeland Security is advertising for specialists to devise airport scanners that will sniff out “deceptive individuals”.

The technology builds on recent breakthroughs in finding human scent-prints which, many researchers believe, may be as unique to individuals as fingerprints.

Apr 02 04:46

The Manically Depressed, Pedophiles, Psychopaths, Chonically Homeless, YES, It's Your PUBLIC LIBRARY!

The New York Times - S. Saulny and K. A. Cullotta - People in Need Are Filling and Taxing Libraries ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. — The public library here had just closed its doors one evening in December when two homeless men who had been using the stacks as shelter from the cold got into a fight on the outside steps.

What began as bickering took a violent turn when one of the men pulled out a knife and stabbed the other six times, leaving him bleeding beside the book drop.

Apr 01 21:01

10 stories that could be April Fools... but aren't

8. Miss Universe says Guantanamo Bay is a "relaxing place, so calm and beautiful", after a five-day trip there. Dayana Mendoza, a model from Venezuela, visited the US base in Cuba as a morale-booster for troops and blogged about the experience.

Apr 01 20:27

10 stories that could be April Fools... but aren't

8. Miss Universe says Guantanamo Bay is a "relaxing place, so calm and beautiful", after a five-day trip there. Dayana Mendoza, a model from Venezuela, visited the US base in Cuba as a morale-booster for troops and blogged about the experience.

Apr 01 10:37

Global Reboot / Who Wins

"When I despair, I remember that all through history the way of truth and
love has always won. There have been tyrants and murderers and for a time
they seem invincible but in the end, they always fall -- think of it, ALWAYS."
~ "Mahatma" (Great Soul) Gandhi

Apr 01 10:15

Medvedev Takes On 'The Beast'

President Dmitry Medvedev is to arrive in London for the G20 summit on Wednesday in a specially designed ZiL limousine that one Kremlin official said dwarfs U.S. President Barack Obama's $300,000 armor-plated limousine.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I don't @#%ing believe this! Our nations are being led by teenage boys competing to see who has the coolest car!!!!!

Apr 01 08:36

Living the Thug Life in Armani

You can also rightly assume that government has nothing to do with the principles behind it. That business has nothing to do with fair exchanges and able dealing …and that religion has nothing to do with God. What we have are thugs in Armani.

Apr 01 08:34

Prime Minister is ‘struggling with angry people’

Lord Malloch-Brown, the Foreign Office minister, declared that "incumbency is hell nowadays", noting how every government was "struggling with terrible opinion polls and very angry people".

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Every day we get angrier, and there are more of us!

Apr 01 07:47

The 'United Condom': How Jacqui Smith porn scandal made Britain the laughing stock of the world

The Jacqui Smith affair has made Britain a laughing stock around the globe for mistakenly paying for her husband’s porn films with her Commons expenses.

Apr 01 06:05

Commentary: War on drugs is insane

What do you suppose the total price tag is for this failed war on drugs? One senior Harvard economist estimates we spend $44 billion a year fighting the war on drugs. He says if they were legal, governments would realize about $33 billion a year in tax revenue. Net swing of $77 billion. Could we use that money today for something else? You bet your ass we could. Plus the cartels would be out of business. Instantly. Goodbye crime and violence.

If drugs were legalized, we could empty out a lot of our prison cells. People will use this stuff whether it's legal or not. Just like they do booze. And you could make the argument that in some cases alcohol is just as dangerous as some drugs.

Apr 01 05:37

U.S.A to Help Deflect Human Rights Abuse Accusations

The US will run for a seat in the UN Human Rights Council in order to "change" it. Translation=No more criticizing of Israel will be allowed.

Well, this really makes me sick. here comes the USA to defend Israel once again. So much for "hope and change" And notice how it comes after the Gaza genocide? I wonder if this move is so that when the human rights abuses being to come hard and fast at Israel, the US will deflect them for Israel. What a disgrace this move is and totally transparent.

Mar 31 15:33

The New Neocon Alliance with Obama

This morning leading neoconservatives such as William Kristol and Robert Kagan held a meeting at the Mayflower Hotel -- in support of President Obama's Afghanistan policy. Kristol and Kagan, as Foreign Policy's Laura Rozen has reported, have formed a successor organization to the Project for the New American Century, which came into disrepute for its advocacy of the Iraq War. The new one is called the Foreign Policy Initiative. Its contention is that America remains, in the words of Madeleine Albright, the "indispensable nation"and, furthermore, that neocons can play a valuable role in coming years in ensuring that it remains one.

At the Mayflower, the neocon pilgrims huddled around John McCain and other conservative stalwarts who spoke at the conference. But California congressman Jane Harman was also a speaker. It's clear that that neoconservatives are staking out a new course and want to retain an influential voice in foreign policy. Their latest strategy is to move closer to Obama. Kagan has already expressed his admiration for what he sees as Obama's determination to ensure that America remains No. 1 around the globe.

Mar 31 09:34

Drug violence pushes Mexico to top of U.S. security concerns

An epidemic of drug-related violence that has claimed thousands of lives in northern Mexico and begun to spill over into U.S. border cities has thrust Mexico into the first tier of President Barack Obama's security concerns.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Is it "drug violence" or are we looking at a civil war where the people of Mexico are trying to get rid of their country's drug corruption?

And if the Mexican people are trying to get rid of the drug criminals who have taken over their government, why is the US trying to prevent the Mexican people from getting guns?

I mean, the druggies already HAVE guns, so this claim that guns are being smuggled from the US into Mexico means the people are trying to arm themselves to drive the druggies out.

So, whose side is the US Government on?

Mar 31 08:12

Commentary: War on drugs is insane

So how's this war on drugs going?

Someone described insanity as doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result each time. That's a perfect description of the war on drugs.

Mar 30 15:54

Kucinich questions $3.6 billion in bonuses to Merrill Lynch executives

Merrill Lynch's bonuses were 22 times larger than the $165 million bonuses AIG paid its executives"...In contrast to the bonuses awarded by AIG, the Merrill bonuses constituted a significant proportion of allocated TARP funds, which were not locked into place by preexisting contract and were performance, not retention, in nature," Kucinich said in the letter which mentioned the House Oversight subcommittee he chairs is probing the issue.

Mar 30 11:53

The Quiet Coup

The crash has laid bare many unpleasant truths about the United States. One of the most alarming, says a former chief economist of the International Monetary Fund, is that the finance industry has effectively captured our government—a state of affairs that more typically describes emerging markets, and is at the center of many emerging-market crises. If the IMF’s staff could speak freely about the U.S., it would tell us what it tells all countries in this situation: recovery will fail unless we break the financial oligarchy that is blocking essential reform. And if we are to prevent a true depression, we’re running out of time.

Mar 30 11:26

Marijuana is illegal because, uh, uh...

One member of the press corps, however, brought up the fact that marijuana legalization is a serious subject to many people, particularly with Mexico right now, and when Gibbs didn't really respond, the reporter asked him to explain "Why?" "Why he feels that way about legalizing marijuana?"

Here was Gibbs' response:

"Uh, he, he does not think that, uh, uh, that that is uh, uh, [pause] he opposes it, he doesn't think that that's the, the right plan for America."

Apparently that is the new U.S. Government position on why marijuana should be illegal.

Wow.

It's fascinating that he couldn't come up with anything other than the equivalent of... "because."

Mar 30 09:04

Earth-lover Gore doesn't love 'Earth Hour'

Do as I say, not as I do? Seems like former Vice-President Al Gore may be embracing that motto as evidenced Saturday night by his failure to turn off the lights of his Nashville home for “Earth Hour.”

Drew Johnson, president of the Tennessee Center for Policy Research —the same organization that also found Gore's home consumes 20 times more electricity than the average household — told Yeas & Nays that Gore’s Belle Meade-section mansion did not go dark during the global campaign’s designated hour between 8:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.

Imagine my shock.

Mar 30 08:34

PETA Killed 95 Percent of Adoptable Pets in its Care During 2008

Today the nonprofit Center for Consumer Freedom (CCF) published documents online showing that People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) killed 95 percent of the adoptable pets in its care during 2008. Despite years of public outrage over its euthanasia program, the animal rights group kills an average of 5.8 pets every day at its Norfolk, VA headquarters.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So when you hear talk about ethical treatment of humans, you'll know what they really mean!

Mar 30 08:20

Evidence mounts of deadly antibiotic-resistant pathogen MRSA in pigs, will the FDA and the USDA act?

Despite mounting evidence of the link from Canada and Europe, U.S. public-health officials had never formally studied the issue, even though MRSA kills something close to 20,000 Americans every year -- more than AIDS*.(*and the 9/11 terrorist attacks)

Mar 30 06:16

Realizing Real Estate is Just a Liability - Banks Starting to Walk Away on Foreclosures

The New York Times - Susan Saulny - City officials and housing advocates here and in cities as varied as Buffalo, Kansas City, Mo., and Jacksonville, Fla., say they are seeing an unsettling development: Banks are quietly declining to take possession of properties at the end of the foreclosure process, most often because the cost of the ordeal — from legal fees to maintenance — [and elevated property taxes] exceeds the diminishing value of the real estate.

Mar 29 15:26

Fined for illegal clearing, family now feel vindicated

They were labelled law breakers, fined $50,000 and left emotionally and financially drained.

But seven years after the Sheahans bulldozed trees to make a fire break — an act that got them dragged before a magistrate and penalised — they feel vindicated. Their house is one of the few in Reedy Creek, Victoria, still standing.

Mar 29 11:59

NC Nursing Home Shooting Kills 6, Hurts 3

A gunman opened fire at a North Carolina nursing home Sunday, killing six and wounding at least two others, police said.

McKenzie said the man wasn't a patient at the nursing home but didn't offer further details on what the gunman's motive might have been.

Mar 29 11:21

Obama Commits Himself To War

Under pressure from U.S. drones many Pashtuns in Pakistan will move from the areas in the tribal lands into the cities and will eventually fight the Pakistani government there. Recent days already saw deadly clashes between internally displaced persons and the police. With the fighting brought into major cities, the Pakistani government will lose even more legitimation.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

One has to wonder just where the adults who are supposed to be guiding US foreign policy were when Obama and his advisors came up with this mound of steaming excrement, and dubbed it "an intelligent foreign policy decision".

Mar 29 11:16

Freedom Rider: Opposing Obama

This weekend's pitifully small peace demonstration in the nation's capitol reveals a near-totally demobilized U.S. Left mired in such timidity and delusion, activists fear to mention Barack Obama's name when denouncing the wars he so aggressively prosecutes. "The new president, who makes no secret of his intention to continue the previous administration's war of terror, escaped serious scrutiny and the condemnation he deserves." Forgetting that power concedes nothing without a demand, the Left shrinks from making real demands of the actual president in power.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Obama is just a very bright, very attractively packaged warmonger, no different from his predecessor in terms of the kind of geopolitical outcome he has promised to achieve for those to whom he holds himself accountable (and I can assure you, these folks are NOT "We the People".

But I would also observe that true conservatives (like Ron Paul, for whom I have an enormous amount of respect) also find this consistent "wars without end" approach to geopolitics truly abhorrent. They know that this kind of behavior on the part of any country puts that country in both moral, and economic, peril.

Paul had two main problems in the 2008 campaign; he wasn't any where near telegenic enough to be elected, and he was telling the American people the truth about what was going to happen if we continued on the road the previous president had this country traveling.

His assessment, unfortunately, has become prophetic.

Mar 29 10:45

Obama will face a defiant world on foreign trip

Despite his immense popularity around the world, Mr. Obama will confront resentment over American-style capitalism and resistance to his economic prescriptions when he lands in London on Tuesday for the Group of 20 summit meeting of industrial and emerging market nations plus the European Union.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

What Obama appears to not realize - or perhaps he doesn't care - that the US's strident assurances about how Western finance, based on the concept of fractional banking, will save the world's economy, has brought world economy to a standstill.

He appears not to realize - or to care - that every time a US- piloted drone somewhere kills women, kids, and the elderly, this country is creating another generation of young radicals are righteously and rightfully angry. That anger will have only one way to express itself, and that doesn't at all augur well for the future of peace on this planet.

He appears not to realize - or to care - that US military misadventures around the world to steal resources - rather than acquire them through treaties, as Russia has done - make us look as though we have a "psychotic thug" class of juveniles running this country.

He appears not to realize - or care - that the billions of dollars sent to Israel - a country doing its level best to ethnically cleanse every Palestinian from any part of its territory, does not make us look like an honest broker to the rest of the Middle East, or the world.

And unfortunately for this President, those intellectual capabilities with which he is remarkably endowed, mean nothing if the only guiding emotion in his life is hubris.

Hubris, like ignorance, should be painful.

Mar 29 10:26

Republicans run from, not on, Schwarzenegger's record

Reporting from Sacramento -- For years, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has treated fellow Republicans with a combination of indifference and thinly veiled contempt.

Now, as they vie to succeed him in 2010, the party's two leading candidates for governor are responding in similar fashion.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Amid all this bickering and backbiting, it appears that the current crop of legislators have really forgotten who they work for: the citizens of the state of California. The only goal is winning - and holding - a position in state government, period, end of discussion, with these people. And people are voting with their feet to "get the heck out of Dodge", before the situation gets worse.

As reported on Dec 23, 2008 at:

http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/world/2008-12/23/content_7332084.htm

"From 2007 to 2008, California had the biggest net loss of people moving to other states — more than 144,000 people. It was followed by New York, Michigan, New Jersey and Illinois."

This is the first time in a long time we've looked at numbers like that from California.

And they may well get worse.

Mar 29 09:29

Response to 'U.S. Perpetuates Mass Killings In Iraq by Peter Phillips'

Hello, thank you for your efforts towards bringing monumental criminals to justice. However I noted that in your editorial, you focussed on Mr. G. W. Bush and other front-men in the White House. That was also the focus of the courageous Congressman Dennis Kucinich. And while you concluded with “We owe our children and ourselves a future without the shame of mass murder on our collective conscience.”, there is no mention of the real criminals who continually replace new faces in the White House. How to bring those monumental criminals to justice? They remain largely unidentified and the blame is taken by the “effects”, not the cause.

Mar 29 04:22

Does the suicide rope belong in a bag of personal belongings returned to relatives?

BBC News Police apology over suicide rope Police have apologised to a widow for giving her the rope her husband had used to kill himself.

Mar 29 03:57

Spain court mulls US torture case - The American Six for Torture at Guantanamo Bay

BBC News Spanish judges have agreed to consider charging six former US officials with providing legal justification for alleged torture at Guantanamo Bay.

Mar 28 16:01

Sailor, 32, is fatally shot on destroyer, Navy says

Gregory R. Egan, 32, of Ridgefield, Conn., died Sunday afternoon at a local hospital, Lt. Cmdr. Brad Fagan said. The shooting occurred aboard the ship while it was undergoing maintenance at BAE Systems San Diego Ship Repair.

Egan's mother, Mary Corriveau, told the Danbury News-Times that her son died of a gunshot wound to the head when another sailor's weapon misfired. Fagan said he could not confirm those details, pending the completion of an investigation by the Naval Criminal Investigative Service.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The ship is in the repair ship, not at sea, not in combat, not even in port, but in a repair facility, and a sailor not only is carrying a loaded weapon but is handling it in such a way that it misfires????

I don't think so.

Mar 28 09:59

WHAT REALLY HAPPENED AROUND THE WORLD

The photo of the Israeli apartheid wall with "Whatreallyhappened" painted on it is at upper left.

Mar 27 12:16

Using the family car as a piggy bank - Torching it for the insurance money appeals to many

Yahoo! Finance - The Wall Street Journal - Douglas Belkin - More Vehicles Burned, Ditched in Apparent Schemes by Owners to Get Insurance Payout Years of no-money-down car loans followed by sinking home values and rising unemployment has made many people desperate over car payments they can no longer afford. For some, the answer is to ditch the car, report it stolen and collect the insurance money to pay it off without hurting their credit.

Mar 27 11:58

Farmers Lead a Bid to Create 2 Californias

“Those Hollywood types don’t have any idea what’s going on out here on the farms,” said Mr. Rogers, a retired dairyman from Visalia, the county seat in a Central Valley region where cows far outnumber people.

So it is that in recent weeks Mr. Rogers, whose previous political involvement amounted to little more than writing a check to a favored candidate — has suddenly become a leader in a secessionist movement bent on cleaving California in two.

Mar 27 11:48

Cracks in levee forces evacuations in Fargo, ND

Officials in North Dakota have ordered a mandatory evacuation of one Fargo neighborhood and a nursing home after authorities found cracks in an earthen levee built around the area.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Money for war, money for Wall Street, money for Israel, and once again the American people, the SOURCE for all that money, are not being taken care of. Once again, the infrastructure to protect us shows signs of neglect.

Mar 27 08:43

Pledge to Break Up the Banks

To stop the banks, Americans are planning creative actions all over the country for April 11. Spread the word. Actions are announced in:

Phoenix, AZ at AIG Building, 24th Street and Camelback Road

los angeles, CA at Griffith Park

San Diego, CA at Embarcadero

Hartford, CT at Courthouse, BOA, Dodd Office

Washington , DC at Lafayette Park

Chicago, IL at 231 LaSalle Street, 230 S. Dearborn
Boston, MA at Boston Common

Augusta, ME at State House

Detroit, MI at City County Building

Marquette , MI at UP Post Office 12 Noon

Saint Louis, MO at Under the Arch

Raleigh, NC at Bicentennial Plaza

Albuquerque, NM at First Plaza Galeria

New York, NY at Citigroup Headquarters more

Columbus, OH at Ohio Statehouse more

Mar 27 08:07

Townhall Talk and a New Way Forward

Obama's Thursday "town hall" featuring questions submitted online produced some interesting comments from our president.

Mar 27 08:05

We The People Stimulus Package

Mar 27 07:49

Ryan Dawson on WRH Radio (recording of the show)

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Mar 27 01:37

Who Is Arming the Mexican Drug Cartels?

The state, Mexican authorities and their US propaganda arm, known in most circles as the Mainstream Media, have recently embarked on a huge disinformation campaign to demonize the American gun owner as the supplier of weapons to the Mexican drug cartels. Everyone in the media, with the possible exception of Lou Dobbs, has joined in the campaign of lies.

Shown here, on a CBS special, is video proof of the lies and disinformation by CBS, US and Mexican authorities. Anderson Cooper and Janet Napolitano are either ignorant or complicit in the myth that M-203s, RPGs and hand grenades are readily available to the American gun consumer. Most intelligent folks, and those without a state sponsored agenda, realize these weapons are usually only available to the military.

Mar 26 21:11

Obama says single-payer is off because taxes would be too high to pay for it!

I now pay $6000 a year in premiums and get nothing paid until I pay $6000 out of pocket.

Obama: "The problem is, is that we have what's called a legacy, a set of institutions that aren't that easily transformed....And so what evolved in America was an employer-based system. It may not be the best system if we were designing it from scratch. But that's what everybody is accustomed to. That's what everybody is used to. It works for a lot of Americans."

Mar 26 21:01

Single-payer health reform bill introduced in Senate

Would save $400 billion on bureaucracy, enough to cover all 46 million uninsured Americans

"We are confident that Sen. Sanders' bill will accelerate the national drive for the only reform that we know will work," Young said. "A majority of physicians endorse such an approach. Fifty-nine percent of U.S. physicians support national health insurance. Two-thirds of the public also supports such a remedy. We remember well that President Obama once acknowledged that single-payer national health insurance was the best way to go. It still is."

Mar 26 19:59

US aircraft parts fall on Brazil

Sections of a US plane have fallen from the sky onto a residential area in the city of Manaus in northern Brazil.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Finest American workmanship!

Mar 26 19:47

States Rebellion Pending

Our Colonial ancestors petitioned and pleaded with King George III to get his boot off their necks. He ignored their pleas, and in 1776, they rightfully declared unilateral independence and went to war.

Today it’s the same story except Congress is the one usurping the rights of the people and the states, making King George’s actions look mild in comparison. Our constitutional ignorance—perhaps contempt, coupled with the fact that we’ve become a nation of wimps, sissies and supplicants—has made us easy prey for Washington’s tyrannical forces. But that might be changing a bit. There are rumblings of a long overdue re-emergence of Americans’ characteristic spirit of rebellion.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

DAMN STRAIGHT!

Mar 26 19:42

We're All Terrorists Now

Mar 26 16:00

Dallas police chief apologizes for conduct of officer who drew gun on NFL player

Dallas police chief apologizes for conduct of officer who drew gun on NFL player

05:38 PM CDT on Thursday, March 26, 2009
By STEVE THOMPSON and TANYA EISERER / The Dallas Morning News

Dallas Police Chief David Kunkle stood in front of a dozen news cameras this afternoon at police headquarters to apologize for the behavior of an officer who stopped a family outside a hospital emergency room.

Kunkle said Officer Robert Powell has been placed on paid administrative leave in connection with an incident last week in which he stopped a family rushing to visit a dying mother, detaining them for 13 minutes to write a traffic ticket.

Mar 26 11:33

Satnav leads driver to 100ft drop

A careless driver is facing charges after nearly driving his BMW off a cliff at the behest of his satnav.

According to reports in the Halifax Evening Courier, Robert Jones was on his way to visit friends in Yorkshire on a Sunday morning.

His satnav directed him up a "steep, narrow footpath" which led to a fence, beyond which lay a cliff and a 100ft drop.

Oops.

Mar 26 10:05

Why Gold Prices Didn't Really Rise Last Week

Last Wednesday afternoon, after the FOMC announcement, the price of gold (in dollars) went up. On Thursday gold ETF GLD (GLD) closed at its highest level since February 25th. But what actually happened? The FOMC announced that it would begin buying U.S. treasuries on the open market, this at the same time that U.S. treasury auctions are tripling and quadrupling their bond sales in order to pay for the massive increase in the U.S. budget deficit.

Mar 26 08:56

Anti-teenager “pink lights to show up acne”

Mar 26 08:43

Millville police officer cut wife's hands to fake self-defense in killing, prosecutor says

The prosecutor arguing the state’s murder case against a suspended Millville police officer revealed in court Wednesday that evidence suggests Sgt. Robert Vanaman cut his wife’s hands in the moments after he shot her.

Mar 26 08:12

Why secretly funded DEA surveillance planes aren't flying

In January, after less than 10 months of operation, the cascade of mechanical problems forced the DEA to ground the planes.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Your tax dollars at work.

Mar 26 00:31

The New California Gold Rush

"I'm here to find gold," said Kevin Brown. "I'm a studio lighting technician in Hollywood, between the writers strike that happened last year, and the Screen Actors Guild, whatever they want to call it. Lately I've had to turn to having to do it for extra cash."

Geologists estimate that during the gold rush of 1849 in California, about 80 percent of the gold was never found. Today, with the price of gold soaring and the economy falling, the idea of panning, digging or diving for precious metal has become serious business.

"There's definitely gold nuggets down in the bottom here," Brown said. "Just a matter of getting 30 feet down lower than any old timer or modern prospector has

Mar 25 10:29

Coping: With Med Shortages

“According to a Deputy Sheriff, ammunition will no longer be supplied to retail outlets for the public. What outlets have on the shelves and in stock now, is all they will be getting. Ammunition will be directed to the Military and Police Forces, ONLY.

Mar 25 07:50

60,000 civilian spies to get three-hour lesson in how to spot terrorists

An army of 60,000 security guards trained to watch for terrorists and deal with attacks have had just three hours training - including a coffee break.

It emerged yesterday that staff at businesses taking part in ' Project Argus' are shown a multimedia presentation describing a simulated terrorist attack, followed by a question-and-answer session and group discussion.

The project's website states: 'The whole event including a coffee break will last three hours.'

Mar 25 07:49

Harvard economist: Prohibition creates violence, legalize all drugs

"Violence is the norm in illicit gambling markets but not in legal ones. Violence is routine when prostitution is banned but not when it's permitted," he wrote. "Violence results from policies that create black markets, not from the characteristics of the good or activity in question.

"The only way to reduce violence, therefore, is to legalize drugs."

Mar 24 17:31

Veterans For Peace YouTube Channel

Webmaster's Commentary: 

YouTube channel of tonight's radio guest.

Mar 24 17:30

The War Crimes Times - In America We’re locking up mothers While the war criminals walk free

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Website of tonight's radio show guest.

Mar 24 17:18

Man on murder charge after alleged burglar stabbed to death

A MAN is facing murder charges after allegedly stabbing a would-be burglar.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Kind of tells you whose side the government is on!

Mar 24 15:52

All These Many Alexanders

The Christian Science Monitor - Robert Marquand - 2,300 years later, 'Alexander-mania' grips Macedonia SKOPJE, Macedonia - As part of a stunning new homegrown ideology of history and identity based on Alexander the Great, this capital city's main square may soon boast a huge new statue of the ancient conqueror.

Alexander is considered one of the greatest military leaders of all time. Born in the Greek city of Pella in 356 BC, his conquests extended to most of his known world by the time of his death at age 32. He opened up Greek civilization from the Mediterranean to India, and is regarded as the first to link Europe, Asia, and Africa.

Mar 24 15:34

Good Morning Chicago! The Rod Blagojevich show airs tomorrow

The Christian Science Monitor Jimmy Orr Blago will appear on Chicago’s legendary WLS radio station tomorrow morning from 7am - 9am. And because they live webcast their programming [...]

How are the people in Chicago taking it? Mixed. The news has generated a lot of comments on one Chicago website.

Mar 24 09:39

FBI informant on RNC protesters found guilty in unrelated case

An FBI informant during last September's RNC protests has been found guilty of assault and property damage charges in an unrelated incident.

Mar 23 21:17

Ryan Dawson's website

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Website of tonight's LNR radio show guest.

Mar 23 12:49

The Second American Revolution

Mar 23 12:03

Nobel outrage at South Africa’s decision to ban the Dalai Lama

South Africa was plunged into a diplomatic row yesterday after the Government barred the Dalai Lama, the Tibetan spiritual leader, from entering the country to take part in a peace conference linked to the 2010 football World Cup.

The decision, confirmed to The Times by senior government officials, was met with outrage by his fellow Nobel peace laureates Archbishop Desmond Tutu and the former President F. W. de Klerk, who are organising the conference on March 27 with the Norwegian Nobel Peace Committee.

Mar 23 11:07

Again, WATCH THE VOLUME ON THE DOW!

Yahoo! Finance ONE DAY chart for the DOW.

The volume is minuscule. THAT'S how many chairs there are left to sit in when the music stops. LOOK OUT PEOPLE! You are dancing on a mousetrap!

"Happy Talk" Won't Solve Crisis, Galbraith Says: Much More Govt. Action Needed

Mar 23 09:44

I am NOT a terrorist! (New WRH T-shirt design)

Mar 23 09:43

G20 warned unrest will sweep globe

A wave of social and political unrest could sweep through the world's poorest countries if G20 leaders fail to come to their aid, the World Bank warns today, as new research says the credit crunch will cost developing countries $750bn (£520bn) in lost output and drive millions more into poverty.

Mar 23 09:04

The United States of Chaos, a fresh look

In fact, it seems the more things are said to change the more they stay the same: inflation, deflation, unemployment, rendition of detainees, torture redux, Blackwater re-upped by the Pentagon despite Iraq saying no dice. Chris Bollyn, the Internet writer, living in exile for fear of his life, writes that the loot has been largely money-laundered by New York Banks to Israel over the past 10 to 20 years. Also, Bernie needs to straighten out some papers at home.

Mar 23 09:01

I'm Surrounded by Beautiful People.

It appears that we don’t know much about what came before and it looks like we generally don’t know jack about what’s coming. Here we are in the seventh day and the one thing you might reasonably expect is that we might have learned something about how to behave toward each other but we haven’t learned a damn thing about that either.

What the hell is wrong with you people? Seven thousand years and counting and the only difference between you and the classical image of the cave man are your weapons and appliances. Other than that, nothing has changed.

Mar 23 08:06

Schenectady mayor considers options, martial law over police woes

Mayor Stratton told us he's looking at all options, including disbanding the police department - basically starting over.

"It's something we're certainly looking into. I think the public has had it up to here," said the mayor.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Yes, we have!

Mar 23 04:57

Alaska's Mount Redoubt volcano erupts for first time in 20 years, shooting smoke 50,000ft into air

A volcano has begun to erupt around 100 miles from the Alaskan city of Anchorage.

The Mount Redoubt eruption has sent plumes of smoke 50,000 feet above sea level.

Mar 23 04:56

Seventeen killed in US as aircraft crashes on school trip

A plane thought to be carrying children on a school ski trip last night nose-dived into a cemetery in Butte, Montana, killing an estimated 17 people.

Mar 23 04:55

The shocking moment a cargo plane crashed in flames at Tokyo's international airport

The accident happened as the Federal Express plane arrived at Narita international airport, near Tokyo, from Guangzhou in China.
Japan's public broadcaster NHK showed dramatic footage of the plane bouncing as it landed on the runway, then bursting into flames.

Mar 22 17:49

Why the End of America is Closer than You Think

It is in America, where the sheeple have been terrorized into staying inside the boundaries of their little "protest zones," that you find a fragile, unstable nation.

Mar 22 16:31

3 Oakland cops killed in 2 related incidents

Three Oakland police sergeants were shot and killed and a fourth officer was critically wounded Saturday in a pair of related incidents that together rank among the deadliest attacks on law enforcement in California history.

A fifth officer, a member of the SWAT team that killed the suspect police held responsible for the shootings, was treated for minor injuries and released.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I apologize, but given the actions of the police in recent months (as evidenced by stories further down this page today) I am having a very hard time sympathizing with their fate or condemning the shooter.

Given the sheer number of innocent people killed by the police either with tasers or kicking down the wrong doors, and other criminality wearing a badge, I fully understand how some people might feel like shooting back when attacked is their best option.

Mar 22 16:14

Canadian Killers get out on Bail; Writers Go To Jail

Meeting chairman Paul Fromm, Director of the Canadian Association for Free Expression, called tonight’s arrest “an outrage. This is like Haiti. We’re becoming a banana republic — 8 cops to arrest an unarmed man at a political meeting!”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Yeah, Canada is getting Zionized!

Mar 22 11:49

Privatising Water is Denying People a Human Right: UN

The President of the United Nations General Assembly has told delegates at the 5th World Water Forum (WWF) in Istanbul, Turkey, that, "those who are committed to the privatization of water, making it a commodity like oil, are denying people a human right as basic as the air we breathe."

In a speech delivered by his senior advisor on water Maude Barlow, UN president Miguel d'Escoto Brockmann said, "We must work quickly to guarantee that access to drinking water constitutes a fundamental right of all peoples..."

Mar 22 08:13

Obama secretly ends program that let pilots carry guns

After the September 11 attacks, commercial airline pilots were allowed to carry guns if they completed a federal-safety program. No longer would unarmed pilots be defenseless as remorseless hijackers seized control of aircraft and rammed them into buildings.

Now President Obama is quietly ending the federal firearms program

Mar 22 07:37

Greetings from the Starship Visible.

In my last posting I tried to clarify a few things and from some of the responses I got via comments and emails, I would have to say that I didn’t do all that good a job of it. Some of you see all Jews as parasitical aliens and I would guess that some of you see members of other races, religions, color and cultures as being some sort of a collective threat as well. Some of you feel this way about Muslims. Some of you feel this way about Asians and some of you feel this way about the darker races, lighter races and, I guess there’s no end to that given how many of you there are.

Mar 21 23:38

Use Cash and Undermine the State and the Banksters

Lew Rockwell interviews Dr. Joseph Salerno

Mar 21 08:47

Ron Paul is a finalist for the Time 100 - Rank his influence

Webmaster's Commentary: 

What?!? I didn't make the list AGAIN?????????????? :)

Mar 21 08:26

Professor Igor Panarin: When America fell to pieces the shouting was outrageous

As early as autumn 2009 the economic crisis may lead to a civil war in the USA and then to its division into parts. Igor Panarin, doctor of political science, dean of the foreign affairs department at the Diplomacy Academy of the Russian Foreign Ministry, presented this forecast ten years ago. At that time his forecasts seemed unrealistic, but now many of them are coming true.

Mar 21 01:19

Is Organic Farming Killer Rep. Rosa DeLauro Becoming the Most Hated Woman in America? (I Hope So)

Seems that Congresswoman Rosa De Lauro, the sponsor of HR 875, the (so called) Food Safety Modernization Act, has a husband employed by Monsanto, a company that would directly benefit from the provisions in her bill that threaten to destroy organic farmers and even backyard gardiners via threats of gigantic fines and massive red tape....

Please utilize the info below to raise bloody hell with De Lauro and your own member of Congress, and if you happen to live in the state of Connecticut, and can help me contact every organic gardening club in the state about this, please let me know your phone number.

We'll organize a Tsunami of opposition to this bill from De Lauro's constituents especially so it can be dutifully buried and De Lauro's congressional career appropriately ENDED.

Mar 20 19:15

Treasury Plans to Offer Loans to Buy Bad Assets - Latest Geithner Flimflam - Government-backed 95% equity loans to banks to buy toxics assets from other banks at a steep discount.

The New York Times Edmund L. Andrews, Eric Dash and Graham Bowley

WASHINGTON — The Treasury Department is expected to unveil early next week its long-delayed plan to buy as much as $1 trillion in troubled mortgages and related assets from financial institutions, according to people close to the talks.

Industry analysts estimate that the nation’s banks are holding at least $2 trillion in troubled assets, mostly residential and commercial mortgages made at the height of the housing bubble.

Although the details of the F.D.I.C. part were still being finalized on Friday, it is expected the government would provide the overwhelming bulk of the money — possibly more than 95 percent — through loans or direct investments of taxpayer money.

Mar 20 17:46

The Rich-Hunt - Busload of Crazies to Tour Homes of AIG Executives This Weekend

Mar 20 17:21

Canada Bans MP George Galloway, Respect Party, UK

Proposal to Rename the Nation of Canada.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Can-istan??????

Mar 20 12:59

Bernie Madoff Denied Bail

Webmaster's Commentary: 

After the screams of outrage, I am not surprised.

Mar 20 09:00

MP Galloway is banned from Canada

British media reported the decision was due to his views on Afghanistan and the presence of Canadian troops there.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

My formerly high opinion of Canada just cratered!

Mar 20 08:56

Police Attack Tristan Solidarity Demonstrators, San Francisco, 3/16/09: video

Within minutes of arriving back at the consulate just before 7pm, demonstrators were more or less milling around and chanting when one officer began to assault demonstrators who were standing near some barricades and newspaper stands. Within seconds, up to a dozen cops rushed in swinging their billy clubs wildly at anyone they could hit in the crowd -- swinging overhead, swinging to their sides, just swinging at everyone in front of them.

Mar 20 08:53

Ohio Joins Call for Restoring State Sovereignty - H.C.R. 11 Introduced in House

Mar 20 08:51

Suspected Burglar Gets Stuck In Exhaust System

Employees at the Blackjack Pizza at Quebec and 35th found the man when they got to work just before 7 a.m. Friday morning. They saw his leg hanging from the ceiling.

Mar 20 08:30

Second Annual State of the Revolution

First, let me assure you that I am not advocating revolution. In fact, I am a strong anti-violence advocate. However, that does not mean I cannot urge you to shoot back when the time comes.

I think a true violent revolution in America now is inevitable. The dominos already are falling and the inexorable result lies directly ahead.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I am an optimist. I expect that the fall of the USA will spill as little blood as the fall of the USSR.

Mar 20 04:50

Rapid Declines in Manufacturing Spread Global Anxiety - Total Collapse

The New York Times World Business Nelson D. Schwartz Manufacturing has fallen off the cliff, and it’s certainly the biggest decline since the Second World War,” said Dirk Schumacher, senior European economist with Goldman Sachs in Frankfurt.

The pattern of manufacturing and trade ominously recalls how the financial crisis of 1929 grew into the Great Depression: tightening credit and consumer fear reduced demand for manufactured goods in one country after another, creating a downward spiral that reduced global trade.

Mar 20 02:43

U.S. Attorney General Reaffirms Administration's New Pot Policy Stance

Washington, DC: United States Attorney General Eric Holder reaffirmed yesterday that he will not authorize federal justice resources to target or prosecute medical cannabis users or providers that are compliant with state law

Mar 19 22:02

EU aims to criminalise Holocaust denial

By Tobias Buck in Brussels

Laws that make denying or trivialising the Holocaust a criminal offence punishable by jail sentences will be introduced across the European Union, according to a proposal expecting to win backing from ministers Thursday.

Offenders will face up to three years in jail under the proposed legislation, which will also apply to inciting violence against ethnic, religious or national groups.

Mar 19 19:34

USA has two options to save its economy: declare default or trigger off war

The United States is the largest borrower in the world. The US national debt has already exceeded the level of 11 trillion dollars as of the beginning of 2009 and continues to grow like an avalanche. Experts say that the USA has only two ways to solve the problem: to either declare default or trigger off a war.

Mar 19 17:30

US court postpones Madoff bail decision

A US court said Thursday it was delaying a decision on an appeal by jailed Wall Street fraudster Bernard Madoff to be granted bail.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Meaning they are searching for a time to let him out that will not attract public notice.

Mar 19 16:32

Plan to Solve Crisis: Let Immigrants Buy Houses - Open the floodgates WIDER!

Yahoo! Finance Tech Ticker Aaron Task The Fed's actions to lower mortgage rates won't stop home prices from falling, because lower rates aren't enough to sop up the huge supply of excess housing inventory, says John Mauldin, president of Millennium Wave Advisors and author of the popular "Thoughts from the Frontline" e-letter.

Instead, Mauldin believes the U.S. government should pursue a controversial idea that's been floated a few times in the past year, including here by Gary Shilling, among others: give immigrants a pathway to citizenship if they buy a house.

Mar 19 08:15

Oath Keepers: Orders We Will Not Obey

Such a time is near at hand again. The fate of unborn millions will now depend, under God, on the Courage and Conduct of this Army - and this Marine Corps, This Air Force, This Navy and the National Guard units of these sovereign states.

Oath Keepers is a non-partisan association of currently serving military, reserves, National Guard, peace officers, and veterans who swore an oath to support and defend the Constitution against all enemies, foreign and domestic … and meant it.

Mar 19 04:26

’07 U.S. Births Break Baby Boom Record

The New York Times Erik Eckholm More babies were born in the United States in 2007 than in any other year in American history, according to preliminary data reported Wednesday by the National Center for Health Statistics.

Mar 18 19:13

Of Patriots and Assassins

Realizing the assaults would not end, Freeman last week withdrew, saying, "I do not believe the National Intelligence Council could function effectively while its chair was under constant attack by unscrupulous people with a passionate attachment to the views of a political faction of a foreign country."

The foreign country is Israel; the political faction Likud.

Nor did Freeman shrink at naming the source of the noxious campaign of slander against him.

"The tactics of the Israel lobby plumb the depths of dishonor and indecency and include character assassination, selective misquotation, the willful distortion of the record, the fabrication of falsehoods and an utter disregard for the truth."

Mar 18 09:40

Popular state sovereignty bills draw comparison to Civil War posturing

The threat is only implied in more than two-dozen state sovereignty bills making the rounds in legislatures across the country, except for a New Hampshire bill where the authors didn't hold back. Any law infringing on the state's right to self govern would trigger the dissolution of the nation: "All powers previously delegated to the United States of America by the Constitution ... shall revert to the several states individually."

Mar 18 08:50

Shuttle-Riding Bat Dies The Most Glorious Death Imaginable

Bereft of his ability to fly and with nowhere to go, a courageous bat climbed aboard our Discovery with stars in his weak little eyes. The launch commenced, and Spacebat trembled as his little mammalian body was gently pushed skyward. For the last time, he felt the primal joy of flight; for the first, the indescribable feeling of ascending toward his dream—a place far away from piercing screeches and crowded caves, stretching forever into fathomless blackness.

Whether he was consumed in the exhaust flames or frozen solid in the stratosphere is of no concern to us. We know that Spacebat died, but his dream will live on in all of us.

Mar 18 08:24

Madoff's Accountant Charged With Securities Fraud

Bernard Madoff's longtime accountant was arrested on fraud charges Wednesday, accused of aiding the man who has admitted cheating thousands of investors out of billions of dollars in the past two decades.

Mar 18 07:52

5 Horrifying Tales Of 911 Incompetence

Webmaster's Commentary: 

When 911 doesn't work, try .357

Mar 17 17:40

South Central Farm Destruction

Webmaster's Commentary: 

At a time when people are going hungry, a community garden gets bulldozed.

Maybe now they understand how the Palestinians feel.

Mar 17 12:36

Rise of the Recessionista

SomethingCool.ca - A caller into CBC’s Sunday afternoon talk-radio show, Cross-Country Checkup, said that men like Stewart were doing the job the media should have done before the financial meltdown. “This is just like the war in Iraq,” the caller complained. “The media were asleep at the wheel and didn’t do their job.

Yes, leave it to MSN/Sympatico Finance to give us the crucial facts about how image plays a part in these troubling times. “What does appearance have to do with personal finance?” this outlet asked in a recent article entitled Why It Pays to be a ‘Recessionista. “At first glance - nothing. After all, what do hemlines have to do with home equity loans?”

The answer? “More than you think.” Oh man, this oughta be good.

Mar 17 08:58

Google Filters “The Give Act” - Mandatory Volunteerism

Does anyone know anything about HR 1388 and exactly what it is?? It will create a Uniformed Force of 250,000 members, that’s a force greater than the number of troops we now have in Iraq, a virtual army. A force of 5,000 per state if evenly divided, more realistically the force will be deployed according to the size and population of each state. It talks about a volunteer force, yet speaks of 3 year obligations as in a Draft, and a pay scale of from $17,000 to $22,000.

Mar 17 08:22

Texas jail was an Animal House, authorities say

For months, perhaps longer, the Montague County Jail was "Animal House" meets Mayberry. Inside the small brick building across from the courthouse, inmates had the run of the place, having sex with their jailer girlfriends, bringing in recliners, taking drugs and chatting on cell phones supplied by friends or guards, according to authorities. They also disabled some of the surveillance cameras and made weapons out of nails.

The doors to two groups of cells didn't lock, but apparently no one tried to escape — perhaps because they had everything they needed inside.

Mar 17 08:02

Has The Obama Administration Repeated A Shameful Sin From The Past?

As Treaty with Germany is Signed, giving German Scientists Access to Highly Secret US Laboratories, Sins from the Past Come to Light

Mar 17 07:52

Monsanto and Corporate, Jail-House, Gang Rape.

There’s a war on and it is a different kind of a war than the usual wars that these same bloodthirsty Morlocks usually sponsor. It’s a war of corporation owned governments against the rights and freedoms of the individual. If you read the news listed at What Really Happened and The Truthseeker each day then you will see many examples of this each and every single day.

Mar 17 06:51

Citigroup CEO awarded $10.8 million

Citigroup Inc awarded Chief Executive Vikram Pandit $10.82 million of compensation in 2008, a year when the government propped up the bank with $45 billion of capital.

Mar 17 03:02

Saying, 'He's one of us,' prosecutor only seeks $100m of Madoff assets, $790million of the Madoff Estate Left Intact

BBC News - US seeks $100m of Madoff assets The US is trying to seize more than $100m (£71m) of property and assets belonging to disgraced US financier Bernard Madoff, prosecutors have said.

Some of the possessions are in the name of Mr Madoff's wife, Ruth.

While he said it only started in the early 1990s, prosecutors say it began in the 1980s.

Mar 17 02:51

The price of competing in the phony meritocracy is going up as Universities Push for Higher Fees

BBC - Sean Coughlan News education reporter Many universities in England and Wales want a sharp increase in tuition fees, a survey by BBC News has concluded.

Two thirds of vice-chancellors, speaking anonymously, said they needed to raise fees, suggesting levels of between £4,000 and £20,000 per year.

Mar 17 02:45

Leopard Reveals, Way Too Many People on the Planet

BBC Photo - Residents of Jyotikuchi near Gauhati, in Assam, India, chase a leopard that strayed looking for food.

Mar 17 02:13

Airlines 'lose one million bags' - Saying 'Never Again - Trust Us or It Will Result in the Collapse of the Airline Industry'

BBC News Airlines around the world 'mishandled' 42 million bags in 2007 and irretrievably lost more than a million of them, a pressure group has said.

The Air Transport Users Council report said the problem was the worst it had been in recent years.

Mar 16 22:43

Should The Government Forgive Student Loans?

an online petition that’s been making its way around Facebook (and other places), asking Papa Government to forgive billions of dollars of student loans.

Mar 16 17:49

Schulz in Texas Accident - He’s OK, Meetings Continue

The cause of the accident was apparently a vehicle towing a “makeshift” trailer that unexpectedly pulled onto the I-10 freeway and across traffic into Bob’s lane forcing Bob to brake. Bob’s vehicle was then hit from behind by a commercial tractor-trailer which failed to stop.

Mar 16 16:29

Shouldf the WRH 8PM CST show on Librety News Radio network shift to 7PM CST?

YES, earlier is easier to listen to.
56% (94 votes)
NO Leave it right where it is!
44% (73 votes)
Total votes: 167
Mar 16 10:55

CONFIRMED! German school shooter was taking anti-depressants!

Authorities late last week began to think they had something of an answer for the paper. Kretschmer, announced minister of justice Heribert Rech, had left a message on a chatroom the night before he launched his assault on Albertville. He said he was "fed up of his life" and added that "everyone laughs at me, no one recognises my potential". Chillingly, the post went on: "I have weapons here and tomorrow morning I will go to my former school and I will really administer a grilling."

Mar 16 09:50

Patriot or crackpot? Seattle man's mission to prosecute Bush

Ask Bob Alexander how often he's heard the word "quixotic" recently. The approximate answer: all the time.

Of all the people who read Charles Manson prosecutor Vincent Bugliosi's best-selling "The Prosecution of George W. Bush for Murder," this 57-year-old Seattle coffee merchant is the only one jolted to act on it in a substantial way. The SuperBeans proprietor has become a super-activist.

With the help of a handful of volunteers and donations, Alexander has sent 2,200 copies of Bugliosi's hardcover to prosecutors around the country.

Now he and his volunteers are following up with each one of them by phone and e-mail, as well as gathering signatures for petitions urging the prosecutors to indict the former president.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Bob is a long time contributor to this website and can be reached at http://www.superbeans.com/.

Yes, he carries the Kona coffee. :)

Mar 16 09:23

New Hampshire in uproar over US Administration

A group in the US State of New Hampshire is becoming more vocal in its fight for independence. They believe the federal government has overstepped its role and intruded upon their states' rights.

A group calling themselves the Free State Project says the only option is to let states govern themselves and set their own rules – much they already do on issues like firearm legislation.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Historical note: New Hampshire was the first state to sign the Declaration of Independence.

Mar 16 09:02

Group Smeared As Terror Cell By Feds Runs Soup Kitchens

A member of the Missouri Militia has contacted us to express his outrage that the organization, which routinely works with local law enforcement to help find missing children, sponsors blood donation campaigns and soup kitchens, is being smeared as a terrorist outfit by the federal government.

As we reported last week, a secret report distributed by the Missouri Information Analysis Center lists militias, Ron Paul supporters, libertarians, people who display bumper stickers, people who own gold, or even people who fly a U.S. flag and equates them with radical race hate groups and terrorists.

Mar 16 06:39

Mexico,Pakistan and the so called "Failed State"

Mar 15 18:33

An Attempt at Sanity in Maryland

WHEREAS, Federal Reserve notes are unconstitutional, inflationary and at the heart of the present economic distress; and

Mar 15 15:29

ABC 20/20 Bailouts and Bull with John Stossel: The Economy

John Stossel discusses how government spends/waste taxpayer money and the consequence of intervention in the economy 3-13-2009.

Mar 15 09:27

SUNDAY’S TOONS ~~ CAPITALIST EXPLOITATION OF WOMEN

Mar 15 09:21

Apocalypse Never

There’s a whole bunch of guys out there (mostly guys, a few butch girls here and there) who sulk online for years waiting for somebody to bring up the Omega Man/I Am Legend scenario: what are you going to do when civilization collapses?

Mar 15 08:18

Labour 'double standards' as smoking ban is lifted for G20 world leaders

Labour has been accused of double standards for amending legislation to allow world leaders to use smoking rooms during the G20 economic conference.

Dozens of heads of state, politicians and diplomats will be meeting at the Excel Exhibition Centre in Docklands, London, next month.

It is believed that laws have been changed to get around the smoking ban and provide specialist rooms that the visiting dignitaries can use.

Smoking in all enclosed public spaces and places of work was banned under the Health Act 2006, and came into force in England in 2007.

It is not clear which Government department has amended the law for the venue or whether is only a temporary measure.

Mar 15 07:48

Harnessing the Sun, With Help From Cities - The Credit Economy to Claims Share of the Sun

The New York Times Leslie Kaufman But late last year, Mr. Clark decided to install a $62,000 solar power system because of a new municipal financing program that lent him the money and allows him to pay it back with interest over 20 years as part of his property taxes.

The idea of public financing for home solar systems began two years ago in Berkeley.

Mar 14 17:48

A.I.G. to Pay $100 Million in Bonuses After $180 billion Bailout

The New York Times EDMUND L. ANDREWS and PETER BAKER

WASHINGTON — Despite being bailed out with more than $170 billion from the Treasury and Federal Reserve, the American International Group is preparing to pay about $100 million in bonuses to executives in the same business unit that brought the company to the brink of collapse last year.

Mar 14 08:49

“Where’s My Million Dollars?”

When I entered my friend Jason's house he was shouting into his telephone, “Where's my million dollars?” There was a pause, after which Jason insisted, “I want you to pay me the million dollars you promised me!” His face was red and he was angry.

To my shock, my senior friend, a former U.S. military intelligence officer, had been paying tens of thousands of dollars in “processing fees” to con artists that initially contacted him by mail with the “good news” of his fantastic winnings. After he mailed them checks for a few dollars, they contacted him by phone and told him to wire hundreds, then thousands, of dollars, to win his big prize, which he did. But the prize money never came. Now Jason is out tens of thousands of dollars, money he intended to leave to his children.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Military intelligence, eh?

That explains a very great deal!

Mar 14 08:05

The success of drug decriminalization in Portugal

In 2001, Portugal became the only EU-member state to decriminalize drugs, a distinction which continues through to the present. Last year, working with the Cato Institute, I went to that country in order to research the effects of the decriminalization law (which applies to all substances, including cocaine and heroin) and to interview both Portuguese and EU drug policy officials and analysts (the central EU drug policy monitoring agency is, by coincidence, based in Lisbon). Evaluating the policy strictly from an empirical perspective, decriminalization has been an unquestionable success, leading to improvements in virtually every relevant category and enabling Portugal to manage drug-related problems (and drug usage rates) far better than most Western nations that continue to treat adult drug consumption as a criminal offense.

Mar 14 06:06

In Stem Cell Debate, Moral Understanding Is Non-Existent

The New York Times Peter Steinfels - In Stem Cell Debate, Moral Suasion Comes Up Short

To pursue this research is a moral choice. Not to pursue it is a moral choice. And moral choices of this nature properly wind up in the political arena.

Mar 13 20:22

Investigator uses phony documents to get passports

Yahoo! News WASHINGTON – Using phony documents and the identities of a dead man and a 5-year-old boy, a government investigator obtained U.S. passports in a test of post-9/11 security. Despite efforts to boost passport security since the 2001 terror attacks, the investigator fooled passport and postal service employees four out of four times, according to a new report made public Friday.

_One investigator used the Social Security number of a man who died in 1965, a fake New York birth certificate and a fake Florida driver's license. He received a passport four days later.

_A second attempt had the investigator using a 5-year-old boy's information but identifying himself as 53 years old on the passport application. He received that passport seven days later.

Mar 13 19:23

Madoffs were worth more than $823M, documents show

Bernard Madoff and his wife had $823 million in assets at the end of last year, including $22 million in properties stretching from New York to the French Riviera, a $7 million yacht and a $2.2 million boat named "Bull," according to a document his lawyers filed Friday.

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I think it is safe to say, that probably isn't everything.

Mar 13 14:36

Endless pursuit of John Demjanjuk is too much

Demjanjuk's story shows that he was serving in the Russian army when captured by Nazis and forced to be a guard at the camp.

Is it unthinkable that, if he had refused, the Nazis would have shot him? His act of obeying his masters was obviously not deliberate.

Mar 13 14:04

Bangladeshi High-Rise Mall Fire Hurts 50, Kills 4

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Any second that baby is gonna fall right down into it's own footprint. Just like WTC-7... Any second now... Any second... Yessireebob, gonna come right down... Any second now... Any second... Any second now... Any second... I'm gonna go get a beer."

Mar 13 10:03

Tim Kretschmer's last moments before he dies

This is an odd video.The commentator says he is hit in the leg falls down then kills himself.What do you think?

Mar 13 07:39

THE PROVEN LINK BETWEEN SSRI DRUGS AND SHOOTING RAMPAGES

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Guns do not kill, pills do!

Mar 13 07:35

Teacher who flew 12,000 miles for 13-minute job interview sues MoD for sex discrimination

A female teacher who claims she flew over 12,000 miles for a 13-minute job interview is suing the Ministry of Defence for £150,000 for sex discrimination.

Valerie Shelford flew the 6,000-plus miles to the Brunei capital of Bandar Seri Begawan on July 20 last year after applying for a job teaching English to Gurkhas.

Mar 13 06:06

Mystery of Madoff's rapid confession

Legal experts were flummoxed by the fraudster's willingness to admit every criminal charge laid before him, but was he trying to protect others who may have been implicated?

Mar 12 20:31

Berkshire, GE Lose Top Credit Ratings - Warren Buffett a second tier borrower?

The Washington Post Berkshire, GE Lose Top Credit Ratings Downgrades Reflect Impact of Recession

General Electric and Berkshire Hathaway yesterday lost their places on a prized short list of the healthiest corporations.

Mar 12 20:27

Kentucky lawmakers move to bar NEW payday lenders

Associated Press - ROGER ALFORD

Kentucky would be off limits to new payday lenders under legislation approved by lawmakers on Thursday.

Mar 12 17:49

DURBAN REVIEW CONFERENCE TO BE BOYCOTTED BY THE WORLD’S MOST RACIST NATIONS.

The UN Durban Review Conference, billed as a ‘World Conference against Racism, Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related Intolerance’, due to begin in Geneva on 20 April, is shaping up to be one that exposes who exactly the worlds most racist nations actually are – by them being conspicuous by their absence.

Naturally, Israel will not be there. Nor will the US be there. Nor Canada. And now it looks like Australia may not be there either. As one Ha’aretz reader points out; “What do the U.S., Canada, Australia and Israel all have in common? All were created through ethnic cleansing and apartheid. No wonder they all stick together.”

Mar 12 17:41

Canada should bar or prosecute Bush: lawyer

As George W. Bush’s St. Patrick’s Day visit to Calgary draws near, the federal government is facing pressure from activists and human rights lawyers to bar the former U.S. president from the country or prosecute him for war crimes and crimes against humanity once he steps on Canadian soil.

Bush is scheduled to speak at the Telus Convention Centre March 17, but Vancouver lawyer Gail Davidson says that because Bush has been “credibly accused” of supporting torture in Iraq and Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, Canada has a legal obligation to deny him entry under Canada’s Immigration and Refugee Protection Act. The law says foreign nationals who have committed war crimes or crimes against humanity, including torture, are “inadmissible” to Canada.

Mar 12 13:51

US Sends Elderly Widow Back to Germany

A German woman named Elfriede Rinkel had led a quiet life in America for over 40 years -- with her Jewish husband. But now she's been deported for lying about her job as a dog handler at the Nazi concentration camp at Ravensbrück.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Oh my GAWD, she touched a Nazi DOG!!!!!!! OH THE HORROR! OH THE HORROR! OH THE HORROR OF IT ALL!!!!!!!!!!!!

This obsession with events from the first half of the last century has gotten to the point of utter ridiculousness.

Mar 12 12:13

FREE THE HERO MUNTAZER AL-ZAIDI !

UPI.com Top News Shoe-thrower sentenced to three years

BAGHDAD, March 12 (UPI) -- The Iraqi journalist who threw his shoes
at U.S. President George Bush was sentenced to three years in prison Thursday in an Iraqi court.

Muntazer al-Zaidi, hailed as a hero in some areas of the Middle East, threw two shoes at Bush in December to protest the U.S. presence in Iraq.

Mar 12 11:53

Army mulling Zardari’s ouster

With president Asif Ali Zardari on a trip to Iran, Prime Minister of Pakistan Yousuf Raza Gillani has reportedly sided with Army Chief General Parvez Kayani to oust the widower of late Benazir Bhutto from power.

Mar 12 11:46

Obama: Troop move to Mexican border under consideration

President Obama weighed in Wednesday on the escalating drug war on the U.S.-Mexico border, saying that he was looking at possibly deploying National Guard troops to contain the violence but ruled out any immediate military move.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Don;t you feel silly submitting to all those airport harrassments by TSA knowing that the whole Mexican border has been wide open all this time?

Mar 11 20:19

Where are the MADOFF Funds Now? Read On..............

In a rush? Read the fourth paragraph of the source.

Want to learn more? -- this is a damn good article.

If you're not ramping up your protection after reading this....my friend, you're simply not paying ample attention. I want you, the concerned readers of WRH, to make it through the collapse.

The question is: When the FIT hits the SHAN, will enough people know what really happened, where the money went, and who paved the road to our downfall?

Mar 11 19:12

China's exports in sharp decline - World demand for crap plummets

BBC News Chinese exports plunged by more than a quarter in February from a year ago as the world's third-largest economy was hit by a drop in demand for its goods.

Exports dropped by 25.7% to $64.9bn (£47.3bn) compared with the same month a year earlier, while imports fell by 24.1% to $60.1bn, figures showed.

Mar 11 18:26

Rich hit by economic crisis - Now it's getting serious!

BBC NEWS The financial crisis is taking its toll on the world's richest people, wiping 332 names off Forbes magazine's "rich list" of world billionaires.

Just 793 people can now lay claim to a place on the list, but on average they have lost 23% of their wealth.

The stock market collapse helped Microsoft founder Bill Gates regain the top spot, despite his wealth declining $18bn (£13.06bn) to $40bn.

Mar 11 13:53

Why are Tim Geithner and the Media Playing Dumb About What Happened to Our Money?

A formerly famous and now mostly forgotten poet of nonsense verse once said: "There are known knowns. There are things we know that we know. There are known unknowns....there are also unknown unknowns."

That was, of course, Donald Rumsfeld, but it doesn't sound too different from your average briefing/Congressional testimony/interview by Timothy Geithner. Besides being awash in toxic paper, credit default swaps, and collateralized debt obligations, we seem to be drowning in unknowns. Only, I get the sense that there are fewer unknowns than we're being told.

Mar 11 10:11

Quadruple Shooting in Northeast DC

Four people were shot while walking away from a vigil at a cemetery in Northeast Washington.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Folks, I know we are all on edge with the economy, but this shooting of innocent parties simply must stop! It is a waste of ammunition we need for the bankers and politicians! :)

Mar 11 09:03

Motive unclear in Alabama shooting spree

Authorities grappled on Wednesday for the reason a 27-year-old Alabama man shot dead 10 people, including his mother, before killing himself after a gun battle with police and a car chase down a rural highway.

Michael McLendon, who lived with his mother, killed five of his victims in Tuesday's shooting spree at a mobile home in Samson, in southeastern Alabama, according to a local coroner and Wynnton Melton, mayor of nearby Geneva.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Now as the gun-grabbers go into orgasm over the politically useful blood, I have another question. The description of the man we are hearing is that of someone under intense pressure. These are hard times.

So, I have to wonder if this guy (or the one in Germany) was on antidepressants.

Mar 11 08:37

VIDEO Regarding "Revolution"

Jesse Richard, founder of TvNewsLIES.org, comments on the current mood of the nation. He explains that many Americans feel that the nation is ripe for revolution.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Jesse may be a bit naive here. From the point of view of the current power structure which has grown rich on the backs of the American workers, restoration of the original Republic IS revolutionary in that it removes them from their positions of wealth and power which cannot exist under the original system of government.

Mar 11 07:55

Boy, have I got something to look at!

During earlier postings on this Blog I showed the plight of the Chagos Islanders. I have also researched the Kingdom of Hawaii. Shetland ~ off whose shores Forvik is situated ~ is another place where “imperialism” has ridden roughshod over the inhabitants without regard to them and their aspirations or even their welfare.

Mar 11 07:18

11 die in Alabama shooting rampage

Hell came to a rural Alabama on Tuesday in the form of a deranged gunman whose killing spree left 10 victims dead before he turned a gun on himself.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

How convenient for Obama's anti-gun agenda. and no doubt that agenda will now be pushed in the media because of this shoting and the one in Germany.

But remember what might have happened if just ONE of those 11 victims had been carrying a firearm ... and that as usual, the police did not show up in time to prevent the crime, only clean up the mess.

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