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March 24, 2010

Mar 24 11:41

The healthcare law is an ass

Before you contemplate America's historic new healthcare reform bill, here's an inspirational Bible verse from the book of Deuteronomy, chapter 22, verses 28 and 29:

"If a man happens to meet a virgin who is not pledged to be married and rapes her and they are discovered, he shall pay the girl's father 50 shekels of silver. He must marry the girl, for he has violated her. He can never divorce her as long as he lives."

Now rewrite this so it's the victim who has to pay her attacker and stay with him forever, and you'll know what happens in the US when big corrupt out-of-control industries screw some little guy, or the entire economy, and government gets involved.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This alleged "health care reform" does nothing to enhance any US citizen's health; it is all about raising taxes, and further enriching the insurance corporations, who literally co-wrote this legislation to benefit them, and not We the People.

If congress were actually serious about improving Americans' health, they would prevent certain poisons, like MSG and Aspartame, from ever being included in any food product sold in this country, and would have a food inspection systems which catches things like salmonella and bovine spongiform encephalopathy, before they actually get into the food chain!

Mar 24 11:30

Rep. Dingell Says ObamaCare Will Eventually ‘Control the People’

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Please note: this takes a while to buffer and load, but it is absolutely worth hearing.

Mar 24 11:22

JP Morgan Paid $1.9 Billion For Washington Mutual And Now It Wants A $1.4 Billion Tax Refund

JP Morgan Chase is negotiating with the FDIC for a tax refund related to its acquisition of Washington Mutual that could amount to $1.4 billion, The Wall Street Journal is reporting this morning.

A little noticed change in tax law was incorporated into the extension of jobless benefits last year. Under the new rules companies can use losses to apply for tax refunds against earnings from the past 5 years--up from just 2 years before the change.

It isn't just JP Morgan that is benefiting from the tax changes.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Huge corporations are going to get larger, while small businesses are about to become an endangered species in the American economy.

Mar 24 11:21

Volcano eruption delays 177th Fighter Wing deployment

The aircraft transporting the Jersey Devils had intended to fly over the area en route to its destination in southwest Asia, but the Icelandic Civil Aviation Administration ordered all aircraft to stay 120 nautical miles away from the volcano area due to the possibility of ash getting into engines.

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Southwest Asia? As in "Iran?"

Mar 24 11:15

The Afghan Ant Hole:The New US-NATO Offensive will run into Trouble

Will these campaigns in Marja, Kandahar and Kunduz subdue the Taliban and bring them to the negotiating table, the newly professed strategy of the occupiers? It should not be forgotten that Karzai himself was a member of the Taliban government from 1995-98, before Unical hired him as an insider to try to clinch an oil pipeline deal. His effortless transition to US protege suggests he was probably already on the US payroll, along with his less reputable colleague Osama bin Laden. Though Karzai sees negotiations as the only way out, comments by other ex-Taliban officials who have cast their lot with the occupiers, however reluctantly, are not encouraging.

Mar 24 11:13

Most alarming phenomenon...the "Mistarafim" infiltrators

They infiltrate demonstrations wearing the Palestinian Kefiyah and in the middle of whatever activity they join they start gathering information about the activists, after they finish they reveal their real savage personalities and start attacking, beating, bashing the Palestinian demonstrators since they are armed unlike the Palestinian demonstrators.

Mar 24 11:12

Destroying Educational Institutions or Using them for Military Purposes is a War Crime

"The Education system in Iraq, prior to 1991, was one of the best in the region; with over 100% Gross Enrollment Rate for primary schooling and high levels of literacy, both of men and women. The Higher Education, especially the scientific and technological institutions, were of an international standard, staffed by high quality personnel". (UNESCO Fact Sheet, March 28, 2003)[1].

As a result of U.S. ongoing Occupation of Iraq, today Iraq is more illiterate than it was five or a twenty-five years ago, because the U.S. Administration and U.S. forces occupying Iraq began to root and destroy every aspect of Iraq’s education.

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Always enlightening to understand what your tax dollars have bought in Iraq, isn't it?!?

Mar 24 11:12

Excessive force by Victoria police - Mar 20, 2010 - judge for yourself

Mar 24 11:09

American Aid to Israel: Money for Insults

On July 10, 1996, at a Joint Session of the United States Congress, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu received a standing ovation for these words: “With America’s help, Israel has grown to be a powerful, modern state. …But I believe there can be no greater tribute to America’s long-standing economic aid to Israel than for us to be able to say: we are going to achieve economic independence. We are going to do it. In the next four years, we will begin the long-term process of gradually reducing the level of your generous economic assistance to Israel.”

What happened to Mr. Netanyahu’s solemn pledge to the Congress? The short answer is that Congress never called in the pledge.

Mar 24 11:07

U.S. Interceptors Will Target Russian Nuclear Capability: Commander

"If the Americans continue to expand their missile defenses, they will certainly target our nuclear capability and in this case the balance of forces will shift in favor of the United States."

Moscow: Russia insists on the inclusion of U.S. missile defenses in Europe in a new strategic arms reduction treaty between the two countries in order to ensure nuclear parity, Russia's top military commander said.

Russia and the United States have been negotiating a replacement to the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty since presidents Dmitry Medvedev and Barack Obama met in April last year, but finalizing a document has dragged on, with U.S. plans for missile defense in Europe a particular sticking point.

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One has to wonder, with the US having deployed its missiles in Eastern Europe just a few miles from Russia's border, if this treaty will actually get signed in Prague this April, as has been announced.

Mar 24 11:04

Iran: US ‘works on’ China to Isolate Iran

Clinton claimed: “There is a growing international consensus on taking steps to pressure Iran's leaders to change course. Europe is in agreement. Russia, where I just returned from, has moved definitely in this direction.”

Then came this nugget: “And although there is still work to be done, China has said it supports the dual-track approach of applying pressure if engagement does not produce results [emphasis added].” In other words, Clinton revealed where the US game plan was lacking: China.

There is good reason for China’s reluctance, or as Clinton might put it, recalcitrance. Iran is now China’s largest trading partner, having displaced the European Union, with an annual trade volume worth over $36 billion, according to the Financial Times.

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The US will not get another round of sanctions, because at the end of the day, China and Russia will veto.

So the only tools left to the US are unilateral and multi-lateral sanctions (to which, apparently, the EU is eager to be a signatory), which will almost inevitably lead to war, potentially with Russia and China coming in on the side of Iran.

Mar 24 11:04

Auschwitz expert: Blueprints found in Berlin not of death camp

A leading expert on Auschwitz on Sunday denigrated the importance of the finding of plans for the construction of the extermination camp, which was reported this weekend in the German tabloid Bild. He said the documents have been known to scholars for many years and that they were not plans to build the extermination camp of Auschwitz-Birkenau, but rather earlier plans for the building of a forced labor camp.

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"... they were not plans to build the extermination camp of Auschwitz-Birkenau, but rather earlier plans for the building of a forced labor camp.


The German camps were labor camps where the prisoners were forced to manufacture goods for the Nazi war effort.

But at the close of WW2 the founders of Israel faced a major public relations problem. The world had united together against Hitler, shedding much blood and treasure for the principle that one nation does not have a right to steal the lands of another nation for their own use. The founders of Israel were planning to do just that to the Palestinians, and they needed a propaganda weapon so powerful that the world would agree that Israel must be allowed to do to Palestine what Germany was not allowed to do to Poland.

So the German slave-labor camps were "spun" as death camps, their multi-ethnic inmate populations portrayed as primarily Jews, the delousing to fight typhus as "gassings", the deaths from the typhus epidemics as "exterminations", etc. etc, etc. to manufacture an illusion that justified, indeed demanded that Israel be allowed to do to Palestine what Germany was barred from doing to Austria, France, etc.

Time and science have caught up with yet another lie, as the blueprints from Auschwitz prove it was a slave-labor camp. Like the myths of soap made from humans, and lampshades made from human skin, more of the facade of this monstrous and deadly lie crumble away.

Mar 24 11:00

Obama the Cold Warrior? Hostile Relations with Russia and China

After observing recent pronouncements from Hillary Clinton that Venezuela start ‘playing by the rules’ and revert to free market capitalism, it’s starting to look like we might be heading into an era of deja vu once more. Provocations from Obama against China and Russia, are making the current climate look a lot like the recent past. One would have thought in a world where the United States only has the courage to attack much lesser third world ‘powers’, that Obama wouldn’t be ginning up a great deal of antagonism with much more evenly matched states; but that’s precisely what seems to be occurring under team Obama’s charge.

Mar 24 10:57

The US' choreographed "outrage" at Israel

The US hopes that this pretended outrage will lend its role as "honest broker" enough credibility to keep the "peace process" moving, itself merely a PR facade that shields Israeli crimes from public scrutiny. If it does not, the US will undoubtedly pay little mind to the harsh words spoken this week and do as it has done before: blame the Palestinians for its failure and support Israeli repression.

Mar 24 10:54

Barghouthi: Not even Netanyahu can erase Jerusalem history

Speaking out against Netanyahu's statement calling the construction of Israeli homes on occupied Palestinian land "not a settlement," Barghouti said no attempt to "Judaize Jerusalem will delete Palestinian history" from the city.

"East of Jerusalem was and still is the eternal capital of the Palestinian state. Peace starts from Jerusalem, and if Netanyahu doesn’t recognize Palestinian rights in Jerusalem, he will not find a partner for negotiations and peace will be an illusion."

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Memo to Mustapha Barghouthi; unfortunately, Israel does not want peace; it wants territory, by any means necessary.

And unless and until Fatah and Hamas can put aside their differences and speak with one strong voice on behalf of the Palestinians, Israeli annexation will continue to the point where there will be no land left for a Palestinian state.

Mar 24 10:51

Poacher eaten by lion in Kruger National Park

Rangers said the man was apparently devoured by the beast after being injured when he was chased by a pack of wild hippos as he tried to illegally hunt wildlife in the world famous reserve.

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That's one way to deal with the problem.

Mar 24 10:49

Palestinian organizer tortured in Israeli jail

Omar Alaaeddin from the village of alMa’asara was nabbed from the Container Checkpoint on Sunday the 14th. He was released yesterday with no charges pressed against him. Alaaeddin reports having been tortured in the Israeli Russian Compound Jail in Jerusalem.

Alaaeddin was beaten repeatedly, both by the soldiers who detained him, and later, in the Israeli Russian Compound jail in Jerusalem. He reports to have been kicked, punched and even electroshocked with a taser by the soldiers and his jailers.

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So this is how the allegedly "greatest democracy in the Middle East" behaves:

1. It lies about the reasons for arresting a Palestinian who did absolutely nothing wrong, and files absolutely no charges against him.

2. It then tortures that Palestinian who has done absolutely nothing wrong.

3. It refuses to provide any medical care for this Palestinian who has done absolutely nothing wrong after he is tortured.

4. It then releases this Palestinian after having tortured him for having done nothing wrong, except for having had the temerity to organize peaceful protests.

This has happened on countless other occasions, without much comment. But this case does, and will continue, to shine an unblinking light on Israel's atrocities against the Palestinians.

Israel can no longer hide what it is doing, and what it is doing to Palestinians should be as morally repugnant to every thinking Israeli as it is to thinking, moral people around the world.

Mar 24 10:48

Congress, Israel and U.S. National Security

On July 10, 1996, at a Joint Session of the United States Congress, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu received a standing ovation for these words: “With America’s help, Israel has grown to be a powerful, modern state. …But I believe there can be no greater tribute to America’s long-standing economic aid to Israel than for us to be able to say: we are going to achieve economic independence. We are going to do it. In the next four years, we will begin the long-term process of gradually reducing the level of your generous economic assistance to Israel.”

Mar 24 10:48

Truth Has Fallen and Taken Liberty With It

There was a time when the pen was mightier than the sword. That was a time when people believed in truth and regarded truth as an independent power and not as an auxiliary for government, class, race, ideological, personal, or financial interest.

Today Americans are ruled by propaganda. Americans have little regard for truth, little access to it, and little ability to recognize it.

Truth is an unwelcome entity. It is disturbing. It is off limits. Those who speak it run the risk of being branded “anti-American,” “anti-semite” or “conspiracy theorist.”

Truth is an inconvenience for government and for the interest groups whose campaign contributions control government.

Truth is an inconvenience for prosecutors who want convictions, not the discovery of innocence or guilt.

Mar 24 10:42

Climategate: UN admits flaw in report on meat and climate change

The UN has admitted a report linking livestock to global warming exaggerated the impact of eating meat on climate change

Mar 24 10:35

Transforming TSA into a Military Intelligence Operation

Obama’s nominee to head the Transportation Security Administration told Congress on Tuesday he wants U.S. airport security to more closely resemble security at Israeli airports, according to CNN. “We should move even closer to an Israeli model where there’s more engagement with passengers,” Robert Harding told members of the Senate Commerce Committee.

TSA nominee Harding tells senator Kay Bailey Hutchison of Texas intelligence operations need to be expanded to trains and buses.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Constitution and Bill of Rights, R.I.P.

Mar 24 10:32

U.S. & NATO Are Supporting Afghan Drug Industry

The US military says it is using a new approach to fight drug production in Afghanistan, but Julian Mercille, lecturer at University College, Dublin, believes both they and NATO have in fact been supporting the industry.

“The bulk of the income from drugs is captured by other players like traffickers and the police and people in the government. So the problem is that the US and NATO have empowered a lot of people who are involved in drugs in government and the police forces,” says Mercille. “That is one reason why the US and NATO have directly caused the drastic increases in drug production in Afghanistan.”

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Control of the drug trade means controlling where the drugs ultimately wind up, like the cheap heroin to which many young Russian people have become addicted.

Mar 24 10:32

The US' Choreographed "Outrage" At Israel

Israel's announcement came on the same day that Biden had arrived in the country to proudly confirm the US' "absolute, total and unvarnished" commitment to its ally, and commence indirect talks with the Palestinians. Following the announcement, protests and violent clashes broke out in Jerusalem and elsewhere throughout the Occupied Palestinian Territories.

Mar 24 10:30

WikiLeaks Monitored by U.S., Icelandic Authorities Over Pentagon Murder Video

Employees of whistleblower site Wikileaks claim to be monitored and maintained by employees of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Icelandic authorities.

Thanks to everyone who is donating. Many donations have come in from anonymous benefactors using money orders with no identification and no return address. I send thanks to all donors, electronic for electronic and paper for paper (if you did not get a thank you note, blame the post office) but I wanted to make a public thank you to the people who wished to remain concealed, and I fully understand why. So, thanks you to all you unsung Rivero's Rangers out there! Together we may yet stop this rush to war before we wake up with a mushroom cloud in our front yards!

Mar 24 10:25

GOP front runner for US Senate Tom Campbell caves into pressure from Israel Firsters

GOP front runner Former Congressman Tom Campbell who recent polls show could defeat Barbara Boxer, has been accused by his fellow Republican challengers Carli Fiorina and Chuck Devore, of not being sufficiently pro-Israel enough. As a Congressman Campbell has voted to reduce aid to Israel and supported a shared Jerusalem between Israel and a future Palestinian state.

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Campbell may well be about to learn a very hard lesson in US politics; if you don't do precisely everything Israel wants, you become "unelectable".

He should ask former Congressional Representative Cynthia McKinney about that.

Mar 24 10:24

No sign of breakthrough in Netanyahu-Obama meeting

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Barack Obama met twice during a dramatic evening in the White House, but no signs emerged of a breakthrough in a row over Jewish settlements.

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You presume that is what they talked about.

Mar 24 10:24

Israel is stealing Palestinian and Arab water

When an occupying power exploits the resources of the occupied land at the expense of the original inhabitants, it builds itself on the ruins of what it has destroyed, and such theft of resources is obvious, even when the occupier tries to hide its actions behind noble principles. This malfeasance is made worse by claiming that the land in question is a gift from God and politically-motivated myths such as it is "a land without a people for a people without land". When such wrongdoing is compounded even further by acts of genocide against the indigenous people, killing thousands and dispossessing hundreds of thousands in acts of ethnic cleansing, the situation is very serious indeed.

Mar 24 10:23

Ralph Nader on Israel And Aid

Since 1996, the American taxpayers are still sending Israel $3 billion a year and providing assorted loan guarantees, waivers, rich technology transfers and other indirect assistance. Before George W. Bush left office a memorandum of understanding between the U.S. and Israel stipulated an assistance package of $30 billion over the next ten years to be transferred in a lump sum at the beginning of every fiscal year. Israel’s wars and colonies still receive U.S. taxpayer monies.

Mar 24 10:22

Eric Massa and vulture funds: The real scandal

Rep. Eric Massa's resignation created a week-long media buzz earlier this month amid allegations of a homosexual harassment scandal. ABC news asked on their web site, "should we be digging deeper?" Yes, you should, U.S. corporate media.

Instead of covering tabloid-like sex scandals 24/7, or trying to frame Massa's resignation in the context of the health care reform debate, perhaps a real look at Massa's ulterior motives for resigning are in order.

Mar 24 10:20

More 1,000 to Be Deployed in Somalia

At least 1,000 UPDF soldiers will leave next month for Somalia to replace one battalion which is coming home after one year of keeping peace in the war-torn Somali.

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How in the name of all that's reasonable can any one characterize what these soldiers are doing as "keeping the peace in Somalia"?!?

These forces are simply propping up a US-sponsored government which is too weak to really take care of its people in any meaningful way.

As with most of the rest of Africa, it's all about the resources here, and who gets access to them.

Mar 24 10:18

The Jerusalem ‘Compromise'

Benjamin Netanyahu arrived in the United States this week armed with a mandate from the Israeli parliament. A large majority of legislators from all of Israel’s main parties had supported a petition urging him to stand firm on the building of Jewish settlements in occupied East Jerusalem -- the very issue that got him into hot water days earlier with the White House.

Mar 24 10:16

Who is the British Dog? By Gilad Atzmon

Both Israeli Parliament members Eldad and Ben-Ari seem to agree that Britons are dogs, yet they are somehow annoyed by their dogs’ disloyalty to the Jewish state. One may wonder why do the Israelis expect their ‘British dogs’ to be loyal. The answer is simple. Because British politicians have been very ‘loyal’ and for more than a while.

Mar 24 10:16

Iran forcing us to impose sanctions: Kouchner

French Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner said Tuesday there was "no other choice" but to impose fresh sanctions on Iran as its nuclear programme is suspect.

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Memo to French Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner: Iran has come up with several alternative proposals to the one suggested last October, only to have every suggestion and alternative solution summarily dismissed by the West and Israel.

You, sir, understand enough of history to know precisely where these sanctions will lead; to a military confrontation with Iran, very possibly leading to a world war involving China (Iran's largest trading partner), and potentially Russia, joining Iran.

Is World War III the best answer you can come up with?!?

If so, you had better re-think this, Foreign Minister Kouchner.

Mar 24 10:15

Un exode qui ne serait qu’un mythe - An exodus which was merely a myth

According to the Old Testament, Moses was the son of a Jewish slave who had abandoned on the Nile in a wicker basket to protect the Pharaoh's persecution. Rescued from the waters by the Pharaoh's daughter and raised in the court, he will discover the secret of its origins and, with God's help, will free his people. But archaeologists working in the region have never managed to substantiate the biblical narrative, as to the presence of the Jews in Egypt, there is only one archaeological discovery may confirm it. Many books have been written on the subject, but the debate is for the most part remained quiet in order not to offend believers.

Mar 24 10:12

Did The Exodus Really Happen?

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There is already ample evidence to suggest that the Old Testament is not an historical document but a religious one. Zahi Hawas, the famed archaeologist, has come to the conclusion that the flight from Egypt actually happened to the Hyksos, not the Hebrews, and Pharaoh gave chase simply because the Hyksos were killing and looting everywhere they went.

But just as the ancient Hebrews copied the story of the great flood from the Epic of Gilgamesh, they appear to have lifted the exodus from the Hyksos. Keep in mind that n those times, the thing of value was the book itself, rather than the content, so there was no such thing as copyright or plagiarism. Copying a really good story from a book you read to one you were writing was considered normal practice back then. The Bible is not science, it is the collected stories of a primitive tribal people telling each other how important they are. And like fishermen talking about the one that got away, or Ramses with his temple carvings of the did-not-really-happen victory over the Hittites at Kadesh, the writers of the ancient testaments assumed that the people they were telling stories to had no way to verify the claims for themselves. So "embellishment" was a low-risk activity. Tthe writers of the ancient texts were probably not thinking much further into the future than the guys who pen the "Celebrity dates space alien" stories you see at supermarket checkout lines. The fact that the celebrity is a real person does not prove the space alien exists. It's just a story.

The fact is that Egypt (along with Iraq, Iran, Syria, etc.) have vast archaeological treasures from which their ancient histories are confirmed. For the stories told the situation is quite different. The story of ancient Israel has no archaeological support for it, and indeed the available archaeology suggests the stories are just that; stories. Israel, while rich in antiquities, is almost totally devoid of artifacts from this supposedly glorious time in her history. The existence of the fabled First Temple was supported with just two artifacts, a carved staff ornament in the shape of a pomegranate and the Jehoash tablet. Both of these artifacts have been exposed as frauds. We are told that once there was a magnificent temple on that hill, but it "all went away."

Mar 24 10:09

U.S. seeks clarification from Israel over new East Jerusalem plan

An aide to Netanyahu says the prime minister was caught off-guard by Wednesday's announcement of the apartment projects.

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The bovine excrement meter just sucked a valve on that last statement.

But what it demonstrates, vividly, to both to the Palestinians and Israelis, is that the US is impotent against any actions Israel is taking to annex one more square foot of illegally built-upon land at a time, to the point where there will ultimately be no territory left for a country called "Palestine".

And when Israel has annexed every last inch, including all of East Jerusalem, the West Bank, and Gaza, one wonders what the fate of the Palestinians will be at that point; forced deportation?!?

Mar 24 10:04

Sen. Lindsey Graham: Any Attack on Iran Must Be Full-Scale

Senator Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) laid it on thick at AIPAC's annual gala banquet on Monday. Referring to the pro-Israel lobby, Graham declared, "The Congress has your back." (What other lobby would he say that to?) He declared that Israel is "our best friend in the world." (Does that tick off Canadians?) But Graham went especially far when he endorsed the idea of a military strike against Iran.

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Okay, Senator; if you really feel that way. Here is your rifle and parachute; we'll let them know you are on your way!

But if you are worried about a new holocaust, you need to look at Gaza. And of all the nations on Earth the one most closely following Hitler's plans for world conquest is the US, lying about other countries to justify invasions, a targeted ethnic minority, use of torture, etc. WE have all seen this before, and we see it now, not in Iran but in the US.

Mar 24 10:00

A stark truth: Israeli arms, U.S. dollars

The third "ask" that AIPAC supporters will make of Congress on Tuesday is to once again pass the $3 billion in U.S. aid provided annually to Israel. "It's a very tough ask this year," [AIPAC lobbyist Steve] Aserkoff admitted, noting the U.S. domestic budgetary and economic challenges. Among other major purchases, the Israeli government has announced plans to replace its aging fleet of F-16 fighter jets with new, American-made F-35 fighters, a major cost that Israel hopes will be substantially born for [sic] by American taxpayers.

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The short answer is, Americans shouldn't be expected to bear these costs for Israel.

But there is a far more deep, insidious problem here that Greenwald doesn't touch.

According the the Symington Amendment, under US law, the US government is forbidden to provide monetary or military aid which does have nuclear weapons, but refuses to sign the NNPT and have its sites inspected.

As we know from the revelations of Mordechai Vannunu in the late 80s, and confirmed by both former Israeli Prime Minister Olmert and former US President Jimmy Carter, Israel has nukes.

Unlike Iran, Israel refuses to sign the NNPT or have its nuclear sites inspected.

So every dime of taxpayer funded dollars given to Israel is given to Israel in direct violation of US law.

What's wrong with this picture?!? EVERYTHING!!

Mar 24 09:56

Don't answer the census!!!

An editorial in the Wall Street Journal of 8/8/89, page A10, "Honesty May Not Be Your Best Census Policy", by James Bovard, documents a few violations. The most obvious is that census data was used to round up the Japanese-Americans in 1942. "The Census Bureau provided the Army with a list of exactly how many Japanese-Americans lived in given neighborhoods, making it easy to round them up for internment during World War II.

Mar 24 09:56

Airport Worker Pervs Over Woman In Body Scanner: “I Love Those Gigantic Tits”

Outrage was growing today over the abuse of naked airport body scanners after it was revealed that a Heathrow worker perved over a naked image of a female colleague after she passed through one of the devices, before commenting, “I love those gigantic tits”.

Mar 24 09:54

FLASHBACK - Rush Limbaugh will move to Costa Rica if health reform passed

Conservative radio shock jock Rush Limbaugh said he will move to Costa Rica if Washington approves President Barack Obama's health care reform initiative.

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Can I have his job? :)

Mar 24 09:53


For many decades, Israel's brutality toward its neighbors and its responsibility for the deaths of American soldiers have been absent from most mainstream media. CNN has just broken the mold –

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Maybe. I am still of the opinion that this is all political theater to delink Israel from the coming attack on Iran.

Mar 24 09:52

Maliki Aide: We Won’t Recognize Election Results

An aide to Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki today insisted that his State of Law party will not recognize the final election results, expected later this week, because the election commission declined their request for a manual recount.

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Watch for this to get both interesting - and very ugly - very soon.

Mar 24 09:51

Americans – Are you with Gen. Petraeus and Adm. Mullen or with Israel ?

(American-Israeli Public Affairs Committee) and its cohorts have manufactured a broad level of support among the American public, but it is based on a mix of indifference, ignorance and low-level indoctrination, and is therefore extremely soft.

AIPAC and the rest know this, which is why they work so assiduously to stifle any criticism, and to keep any overt depiction of Israel's oppression of the Palestinians – an oppression far worse than anything blacks suffered in South Africa under apartheid — from public view in America.

Mar 24 09:49

Climategate: five Aussie MPs lead the way by resigning in disgust over carbon tax

The Liberal Party is in turmoil with the resignations of five frontbenchers from their portfolios this afternoon in protest against the emissions trading scheme.

Tony Abbott, Sophie Mirabella, Tony Smith and Senators Nick Minchin and Eric Abetz have all quit their portfolios because they cannot vote for the legislation.

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Probably just a coincidence, but then we had...

Senator Nick Minchin's son seriously injured in boating accident

Again probably just a coincidence, we had...

Liberal powerbroker Nick Minchin to quit politics

Mar 24 09:48

Average Homeowner In Obama Foreclosure Program Underwater, Yet Principal Cuts Rare

The average homeowner in the Obama administration's signature foreclosure-prevention program owes more on their mortgage than their home is worth, yet the program does virtually nothing to address this problem, according to a scathing new report by a government watchdog, casting doubt on the effectiveness of the $50 billion effort.

Yet the program doesn't address this problem of negative equity -- commonly referred to as being "underwater" -- according to the report. The administration's effort has been touted as a way to stem the rising tide of foreclosures by reducing monthly payments for up to four million troubled borrowers.

"HAMP allows principal reduction, but it is not typically implemented in practice," the report states.

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If you like what Obama has done to homeowners in its alleged "foreclosure-prevention program", you're going to love what Obamacare will do to your taxes, and your health care!!

Mar 24 09:41

16 Ongoing Porn Investigations of SEC Employees

No fewer than 16 investigations are currently underway into SEC employees who've spent up to 1½ hours a day viewing online smut and kiddie porn.

Mar 24 09:41

Obama-Netanyahu talks leave settlement dispute simmering

The US president initially hosted Netanyahu at the White House for 90 minutes. Netanyahu then huddled privately with his staff for more than an hour, after which he met a second time with the president in the Oval Office for a further 35 minutes, officials said.

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Were I a betting person, I would almost be willing to bet that these talks had very little to do with the settlement issue, and infinitely more with Netanyahu giving Obama his "marching orders" on Iran.

Mar 24 09:39

Florida political leaders consider state bank: 2% mortgages, 6% credit cards, no state debt costs

Even though this idea is obviously cost-effective with just a few moments’ consideration of the facts, even though the idea of creating money and credit for the public good rather than for bank profit has a rich history of support from many of America’s brightest minds, and even though this is the “secret” to the state with the lowest unemployment in the nation along with a record budget surplus (it’s North Dakota, one of only two solvent states today), the idea of a state-owned bank creating its own credit is a new idea for many Americans.

Mar 24 09:37

Trucks Burned in Possible Threat to Calif. Police

Four city trucks were torched in a Southern California town plagued by booby trap attacks on police officers, and authorities said Wednesday the fires might be linked to the previous attempts.

Mar 24 09:34

Health Care Law a Signal of US Empire Decline

The passage of ObamaCare is an indicator that the US empire is declining because it illustrates the fact that people expect the state to take care of them, David Murrin, the co-founder of Emergent Asset Management hedge fund manager, told CNBC.

Mar 24 09:34


Mar 24 09:32


The initial beating of Omar on the face and head made his mouth bleed and his head hurt and he was not able to speak to the soldiers and this only made them beat him more for not answering their questions. Omar told our friend Sevtap that one of the soldiers told him "do you think the international solidarity will protect you".

Mar 24 09:31


Many Israelis like to believe, and the cliché is repeated regularly in Israel, that their army is the “most moral army in the world.”

However, following the Gaza war which left 1,400 Palestinians dead, most of them civilians, some Israelis have begun to question this.

Furthermore, the fatal shooting of four Palestinian teenagers in the course of 24 hours over the weekend, in highly questionable circumstances, has forced the Israeli Defence Forces (IDF) to investigate the incident amidst contradictory statements issued by the soldiers involved.

Mar 24 09:31


Secretary of State Hillary Clinton told attendees at the AIPAC conference on Monday that the US commitment to Israel is “rock-solid,” but Clinton did criticize Israel for continuing to build settlements in occupied East Jerusalem. In a defiant speech hours after Clinton’s address, Netanyahu rejected US criticism and vowed to continue building settlements. We speak with Norman Finkelstein, author of the new book, This Time We Went Too Far

Mar 24 09:29


The US hopes that this pretended outrage will lend its role as “honest broker” enough credibility to keep the “peace process” moving, itself merely a PR facade that shields Israeli crimes from public scrutiny. If it does not, the US will undoubtedly pay little mind to the harsh words spoken this week and do as it has done before: blame the Palestinians for its failure and support Israeli repression.

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The US Government sounds like the guy bragging to his buddies at the bar, "I'm not henpecked and I have my wife's permission to say so!"

Mar 24 09:14

James Cameron calls Glenn Beck ‘madman,’ ‘f**king a**hole’

Asked what he thought about Beck during a junket appearance in support of the "Avatar" home-video release, Cameron said: "Glenn Beck is a f---ing asshole. I've met him. He called me the anti-Christ, and not about 'Avatar.' He hadn't even seen 'Avatar' yet. I don't know if he has seen it."

Cameron apparently was referring to Beck's reaction to his 2007 documentary, "The Lost Tomb of Jesus," which casts doubt on the resurrection of Jesus Christ and makes the case that the ancient Tomb of the Ten Ossuaries belonged to Jesus' family. [At the time, Beck said, "Many people believe James Cameron officially has tossed his hat in the ring today and is officially running for anti-Christ."]

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I admire James Cameron for his support of science (mostly his brother's development of oceanographic technology) but I was a little taken aback when James got involved with Simcha Jacobovici, aka "The Naked Archaeologist" who is thankfully not naked and also not really an archaeologist. While Simcha's show is interesting, it is reckless with its science (not unlike the global warming people) and openly propagandistic.

As for the tomb of Jesus, it is my opinion that this was another of Oded Golan's numerous biblical fakes, and may even have been the origin of the ossuary altered with the forged inscription to create the "James Ossuary".

None of this has anything to do with Glenn Beck, whose tirade against Cameron is based in the religious delusion that Jesus was lifted up bodily to heaven after his death and thus there should be no earthly grave. Beck acted in a most disrespectful and unscientific manner in his approach to Cameron.

Mar 24 09:03

Irish bishop quits, begs 'forgiveness and pardon' from children abused by priests he shielded

Pope Benedict XVI accepted the resignation Wednesday of Bishop John Magee, a former papal aide who stands accused of endangering children by failing to follow the Irish church's own rules on reporting suspected pedophile priests to police.

Magee apologized to victims of any pedophile priests who were kept in parish posts since he took charge of the southwest Irish diocese of Cloyne in 1987.

"To those whom I have failed in any way, or through any omission of mine have made suffer, I beg forgiveness and pardon," the 73-year-old Magee said in a statement.


Is it just me or does religion seem to have more than it's share of these cretins?

Mar 24 08:31

Healthcare Intervention: The Bigger Picture

Medical socialism is but one variety of a larger problem. But it is one that is particularly devastating to people, because it affects their capacity for staying healthy and alive. By robbing individuals of their rights to exchange and choose, Mises wrote, state-run medical systems are comparable to those run by the army or by prisons, which are not centers of health but of disease and disaster.

Mar 24 08:17

The 2012 Pelosi GTxi SS/RT Sport Edition-The Car You WILL Buy After You Get Your ObamaCare.

Thanks to my friend SilentDeep at Myspace for this link!
Mar 24 08:01

Response Template to Census Bureau

Response Template to Census Bureau

To be sent in with census questionnaire after answering only question one about how many occupants reside at the address:

Mar 24 07:28

The New Strategy of the Fake Left Media

Randi Rhodes - see above - exactly the same crap. Talking over the wise callers who mentioned that you can't blame everyone in a mob for the act of one person anyway - agent provocateur or not. Nope - she never thought about that either!

Mar 24 07:19

Backroom Deals In the Democrats Health Care Takeover

Backroom Deals In the Democrats Health Care Takeover
Cornhusker Kickback: Perhaps the most well known in the Senate bill, the provision, included at the behest of Sen. Ben Nelson (D-NE), ensures that Nebraska would be the only state to have the full amount of its increased Medicaid costs paid for by the federal government.
The Louisiana Purchase: The Senate bill provides extra Medicaid funding for any state in which every county has been declared a disaster area. Because of Hurricane Katrina, Louisiana is the only state that would qualify for the money. The $300 million provision for Louisiana was slipped in late in the process to persuade Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-LA) to support the health care takeover.

Mar 24 07:18

Right-winger Ann Coulter silenced by angry protesters at University of Ottawa

Hundreds of screaming students succeeded in what few thought possible Tuesday night - they silenced incendiary right-winger Ann Coulter.

Organizers for the American's tour of Canada scrubbed her much-anticipated speech at the University of Ottawa when students crowded the entrance before her arrival. A spokesman for the organizers said about 2,000 "threatening" students posed a security threat to the darling of the American right, and she was advised against appearing.


"darling of the American right"? Man is the US ever messed up!!!!!

Mar 24 07:15

Obama Administration Awarded Hundreds of Thousands in Airport Grants to Stupak’s District Two Days Before Vote

Obama Administration Awarded Hundreds of Thousands in Airport Grants to Stupak’s District Two Days Before Vote

Was this Yet Another Backroom Deal to Force Obama’s Bill Down the American People’s Throats?
Three airports in the district of infamous fence-sitting and ultimately kowtowing Democrat Bart Stupak were awarded $726,409 in grants by the Obama Administration just two days before a vote on Obama and Pelosi’s government takeover of healthcare.

Mar 24 06:34

You can polish a turd up real nice, but it'll never be anything other than a turd.

Following the passage of the US Senate’s version of the heathcare bill, many Democrats, progressives and liberals have predictably fallen into a conciliatory stupor. Gone are the sharp criticisms of Obama’s handling of the illegal wars in Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan, Yemen, Somalia and Ethiopia. Neglected are official validations for torture and extraordinary rendition, illegal wire-tapping, targeted-assassinations, legal obstruction, and the oppression of minorities. Forgotten is the public rancour that followed the passage of the bankers’ bailout, as well as the second classist assault which was branded as “economic stimulus”. Ignored is the underlying reality that almost everything that passes through the American political system is corrupt, undemocratic, inhumane, and classist.

Mar 24 06:20

Fiumara d'Arte exposition: outdoor sculpture exhibition around the town of Librino, Sicily

The Fiumara d'Arte, which translates as 'river of art', is a contemporary sculpture exhibition in open air settings around the Scicilian town of Librino. The pieces are spread out, allowing visitors the opportunity to explore secluded locations

The 'Finestra sul Mare' (Window overlooking the sea ), a 20 metre concrete sculpture made by Italian artist Tano Festa

Mar 24 06:19

It Wo'nt Be Just The States Suing To Nullify Unconstitutional Healthcare

Another step in the Sovietization of these United States!

Mar 24 06:18

Joe Biden uses f-word after Obama signs historic health care reform bill

Joe Biden, the US vice-president, has been caught swearing as he congratulated President Barack Obama on signing his health care reform bill into law.

"This is a big ------- deal," Vice President Biden can be heard saying to his boss, in a remark meant for Mr Obama's ears only.

But he was clearly heard above a gale of applause on television microphones, just after paying a gushing tribute to the president in a signing ceremony in the East Room of the White House, teeming with politicians, political aides and cameramen.

Mar 24 06:17

Carl Boggs, The Crime of Empire. Rogue Superpower and World Domination

Successive governments of the United States of America like to designate other countries, whose leaders they do not like, "rogue states“. Noam Chomsky showed in "Rogue States“ that this designation does not apply to countries such as Iraq but to the United States itself. According to him, the American superpower fulfills all the characteritics of such an entity. The U. S. and its "junior partner“, the United Kingdom, made Iraq a cartoon of an "outlaw nation“ that threatens the entire world, and Saddam Hussein the reincarnation of Adolf Hitler. If that would have been true, they should have turned to the U. N. Security Council. Instead they started an act of aggression against Iraq, thereby showing contempt for international law and the U. N.

Mar 24 06:17

Israel and Britain: when friends fall out

Yesterday afternoon, David Miliband, the Foreign Secretary, was due to be guest of honour alongside the Chief Rabbi, Lord Sacks, at the reopening after refurbishment of the Israeli Embassy.

But he had another, more pressing, engagement which prevented his attendance, and which was rather less popular with the Israeli government: his statement in the House of Commons. Confirming the "compelling evidence" of Israeli guilt in cloning UK passports, he told MPs that an Israeli diplomat had been expelled.

Mar 24 05:48

Aaron Russo: A Jeffersonian Patriot’s Last Interview

In an historic final interview, filmmaker and music promoter Aaron Russo goes in depth on the insider-knowledge given to him by a member of the Rockefeller family. Russo was told-- prior to 9/11-- of plans to stage terror attacks, invade foreign nations, and kickstart a high-tech police state control grid that would track the populations' every move with implantable RFID microchips.
This information-packed presentation is filled with never-before seen footage. Throughout the film, Alex Jones breaks down the latest activities of the New World Order and how it ties into what Russo predicted.

Mar 24 05:24

Health Care Reform: We're Being Fooled Again

By Sheldon Richman

Published 03/24/10

The medical system does need reforming -- radical reforming. It's more expensive than it ought to be, and powerful interests prosper at the expense of the rest of us. The status quo has little about it to be admired, and we shouldn't tolerate it.

Thus, the American people should be fed up with Barack Obama, Nancy Pelosi, and Harry Reid for insulting our intelligence with their so-called heath-care reform. It is nothing of the sort. What they call progressive reform is little more than reinforcement of the exploitative system we suffer today.

Mar 24 05:21

Obamacare: Taxing The American People Into Oblivion

“Death and taxes may be inevitable, but they shouldn’t be related”
Steve Watson and Paul Watson

Tuesday, March 23rd, 2010

H.R. 3590, The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, to give it its full title, is rammed full of tax increases which will further economically cripple Americans already laboring under the worst financial crisis since the great depression.

The partnering Reconciliation Act, currently in the Senate, also contains a raft of pork barrel and tax hikes, there to fund the trillion dollar cost of nationalizing medicine.

As reported by Bloomberg News today, analysis by the nonpartisan congressional Joint Committee on Taxation reveals that the bill will generate $409.2 billion in additional taxes by 2019.

Mar 24 03:05

Stop Funding the Israelis It's the only way to rein them in

As it stands now, the US is subsidizing and supporting the expansion of the Jewish state at the expense of the Palestinians, while Israel is doing its best to drag us into a war with Iran, and ignite the whole region. The ensuing chaos would give cover to complete the goal of the extremist Likud-far right alliance: the establishment of a "Greater Israel."

Mar 24 03:00

Israel Gives The Finger To The USA

It is a case of the dog biting the hand that feeds it. After years of protection by Big Brother USA, covering up for its having nuclear warheads when Iran cannot even have a nuclear program, looking the other way when shocking war crimes and massacres of civilians are committed, when pregnant Palestinian mothers are left to die in the streets, Israel sticks up the middle finger in a classic display of pig-headed arrogance by Netanyahu at AIPAC.

Mar 24 02:54

Experts say states' health care lawsuits don't stand a chance

Sanford Levinson, a University of Texas Law School professor, said that Americans who choose not to purchase health insurance can pay a fine under the new law. Congress, he said, clearly has the authority to levy taxes and fines.

"As a technical matter, it's been set up as a tax," Levinson said of the penalties under the health-care law. "The argument about constitutionality is, if not frivolous, close to it," he said.

Read more: http://www.mcclatchydc.com/2010/03/23/90934/states-lawsuits-not-likely...

Mar 24 02:44

The Zionist Face Of American Government

Zionist Israel is today a state of only one religion, Christians and Muslims have been officially banned, and there is no longer a functioning 'Democracy' in that place: Zionist Israel is officially an Outlaw state that rules its inhabitants as a Rogue Entity that observes none of the national or international laws that once governed the United States. We should tear off this Judas-face of Zionism that we have allowed to supplant what we once strove to be. If we cannot do this, then we will not survive to reach 2011 as an actual state, because by then we shall have become a captive state that serves only the perverted dreams of others in The New World Order.

March 23, 2010

Mar 23 22:51

Banking for the People

But what if that great mass of citizens owned the banks? That's a question that a growing number of candidates and legislators across the country are answering with proposals to create state-owned banks. Though these initiatives borrow from an old model--North Dakota has run a successful state bank since 1919--they are a response to a new reality: the hundreds of billions of public dollars plowed into big banks by the federal bailout have done little to free credit for job creation or economic development in recession-ravaged communities. So, taking a cue from Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz and other critics of private-bank bailouts, latter-day populists are proposing to put public money to work for the public good.

Mar 23 22:43

Time for state-owned banks?

You've heard a lot about a public option for health care. What about a public option when it comes to banking? Don't laugh. The idea is gaining ground in several states.

Mar 23 22:41

ABC News: State-Owned Banks: The Future of Banking?

Stories like Wanner's are sparking interest from state officials outside of North Dakota, who see the 91-year-old Bank of North Dakota as a model of what they could do to revive troubled business lending in their own home states.

Mar 23 22:33

Carbon Market Rift Over Hungary May Shrink Trading

The United Nations carbon market, the world’s second largest, is at risk of shrinking until regulators close a loophole that allowed Hungary to sell credits that are invalid in Europe.

The European Commission couldn’t stop ministers in Budapest from unloading UN emissions offsets -- surrendered once under Europe’s cap-and-trade system -- to traders planning to resell somewhere else, according to the International Emissions Trading Association. Some of the credits ended up back in Europe, bringing spot trading of UN credits to a standstill last week.

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The newest casino for the ultra-rich still has a few kinks in it!

Mar 23 22:32

Fourteen US states sue to block health reform

In a sign of political battles to come, 14 US states filed lawsuits Tuesday challenging the constitutionality of health care reform just moments after President Barack Obama signed it into law.

Mar 23 22:24

Rep. Giffords' Tucson office vandalized after health care vote

While the calls into the office in the past week were “more nasty and rude” and laced with profanity than the office had ever received before, Karamargin said, they did not reach the level of threat that prompted any police involvement. Throughout all of the protests over the past several weeks as the health care proposal entered its final push, the office was often full of people — many vehemently opposed to the health care proposal — but this incident was the first involving any vandalism.

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It won't be the last.

Mar 23 21:37

Health Care Reform: We're Being Fooled Again

In return for these new federal rules, insurance companies are to have a guaranteed market through a mandate that will require every person to have insurance. So what looks like onerous new regulations on the insurance companies turns out to be a bargain they are happy to accept. Instead of having to innovatively and competitively attract young healthy people to buy their products, the companies will count on the government to compel them to do so. Playing the populist role, Obama & Co. bash the insurance companies, but in fact the "reform" compels everyone to do business with them.

Mar 23 18:45

The Mullahs of Iran have British blood on their hands – and must be made to pay

To all intents and purposes Britain is already at war with the Iranian dictatorship, and has been for several years. This weekend’s disturbing report in The Sunday Times merely confirms what we have known for some time – that Iran is actively training the Taliban in Afghanistan, and is directly involved in the killing of British, American and Allied forces. (See also Con Coughlin’s excellent analysis here.) Tehran’s direct intervention in Afghanistan follows in the wake of the Iranian-backed insurgency in southern Iraq, which led to the deaths of more than a hundred British troops.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Apparently, the author of this article doesn't really want a little thing like fact-based journalism get in his way.

Here is the article from Times On Line, dated 21 March, 2010.


"Local mediators persuaded the commanders to travel to Kabul to tell their stories. They were interviewed on separate occasions on the edge of the city."

The Taliban are many things, but stupid is not one of them. Had they actually been getting tactical help from Iran, the last thing they would do would be to tell this to anyone who might bring it to a Western media source.

And by the way, who are these alleged "mediators", and do they have names?
Obviously, they are very closely related to "that Greek Anonymous", by the non-attributions as to who these people really are (if, in fact, they exist).

"Western officials troubled by growing Iranian support for the Taliban describe the accounts as credible. A military crackdown in Pakistan is thought to have encouraged Taliban leaders to look to Iran for more help."

Who are these alleged "Western officials", and why do they refuse to be identified, if they have a real concern that this is true, wouldn't they be shouting it from the rooftops?!?

"One of the commanders said: “The military is pressuring the Taliban in Pakistan. It is certainly harder to reach places that were once easy to get into. I think more of my fighters will travel to Iran for training this year.”

Again, why, if these people were actually getting military help from Iran would they state this so openly, giving Israel and the West yet another reason to look at a military attack against Iran?!?

"Karl Eikenberry, the American ambassador to Afghanistan, recently described signs of co-operation between Iran and the Taliban as disturbing.

“Iran or elements within Iran have provided training assistance and some weapons to the Taliban,” he said. "

So we have "signs of cooperation" on training and weaponry?!?!

Show me the incontrovertible truth, which neither the Telegraph, or Times On Line have managed to do!

A junior high journalism teacher would have flunked the writer of each of these articles for absolutely not supporting anything the writers are accusing Iran of doing.

But then again, articles like these are not about the truth; they are about "grooming" their English-speaking readers into yet another immoral and illegal war to neutralize yet another of Israel's existential threats in the region.

Mar 23 18:23

American as Apple Pie!

Just could not pass this one up. It is from a media syndication from Israel. It is called Arutz Sheva and is considered an openly Zionist media source. The article speaks for its self and is worth the read. Also a Reuters article that was carried in the New York Times...

Mar 23 18:20

Obamacare for everyone but Obama

President Obama declared that the new health care law "is going to be affecting every American family." Except his own, of course.

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Imagine my (absence of) surprise on this.

Mar 23 18:16

Putin, China's Xi vow 'strategic' support in first meeting

Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin and Xi Jinping, tipped to become China's president, hailed the strength of bilateral ties Tuesday as they looked to forge a counterbalance to the power of the US.

The meeting came as Moscow and Beijing seek to put behind them the rivalries of the Cold War, a period when the two Communist powers eyed each other with suspicion, and position themselves as counterweights to US global dominance.

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This is a political and military partnership which seems to be evolving to the benefit of both countries.

While the US is nearly insolvent from spending itself into bankruptcy to fund these wars without end, Russia and China have been handling their energy needs with development deals, but not bullets, as has the US.

Mar 23 18:11

EPA To Issue Stricter Drinking Water Standards

The Environmental Protection Agency is tightening drinking water standards to impose stricter limits on four contaminants that can cause cancer.

In a speech Monday, EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson said the agency is developing stricter regulations for four chemical compounds: tetrachloroethylene, trichloroethylene, acrylamide and epichlorohydrin. All four compounds can cause cancer.

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Now, what about getting rid of fluoride in American drinking water?!?

As reported at:


"Fluoride compounds which are put in water (fluoridation), toothpaste and supplement tablets (including some vitamins) were never tested for safety before approval."

Fluoride is not the innocuous substance it is touted to be.

People who care about their own health, and the health of those they love, should really take a look at this.

Mar 23 17:04

Proof That Vaccines Didn't Save Us

History shows us that vaccines did NOT eradicate the diseases that plagued humanity. That is a common misconception -- in actual fact, it was better sanitation and hygiene in the cities that prevented the spread of diseases. These charts, from official sources, show us that vaccines (1) were not responsible, and are not necessary, for eliminating infectious diseases, (2) are not effective, and (3) are dangerous.

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And Obamacare will make certain you have an armful!

Mar 23 16:38

Where Were You When the Republic Died?

Health insurers -- once private companies -- are now organs of the federal government. Every citizen is a ward of the state, which can now compel you to have insurance, punish you if you don't; determine if your insurance is acceptable, punish you if it isn't. Thousands of new federal bureaucrats will soon spill from the D.C. Beltway and flood the country, scrutinizing our finances to verify compliance with this new law.

Mar 23 16:33

Healthcare Intervention: The Bigger Picture

It will produce here what it has produced everywhere: stagnation, overutilization, rationing, and the sacrifice of individual well-being in the name of collective justice.

Mar 23 16:31

On Health Care Day, Obama Skips Signing Executive Order on Abortion; Stupak, on Defense, Compares Order to Emancipation Proclamation

On Health Care Day, Obama Skips Signing Executive Order on Abortion; Stupak, on Defense, Compares Order to Emancipation Proclamation

President Obama signed the Senate health care bill into law Tuesday. He did not sign the executive order on abortion negotiated with Michigan Democratic Congressman Bart Stupak in an 11th-hour arrangement that may well have saved the entire health care reform effort.

A White House official told Fox, Obama will not sign the Executive Order Tuesday and has set no specific date to do so. Stupak predicted Obama would sign the order later this week. The White House said only that Obama would sign the order "soon."

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Stupak got ROLLED!

Mar 23 16:00

Homeowners Facing Foreclosure Take Own Lives

On March 5, deputies arriving to post an eviction notice on Lynda Clark's South Philadelphia home found she had hung herself.

"It's devastating for everyone. We're not even family members and it's just devastating to us," Captain Albert Innaurato of the Philadelphia Sheriff's Office said.

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Yet you persist in being the bankers' errand boy?

Mar 23 15:47

Israel’s survival at stake, Clinton warns

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Dear Secretary Bitch.
We the taxpayers pay you to worry about the survival of this country.

Mar 23 15:45

Unions Want to Take Over Your 401(k)

One of the nation's largest labor unions, the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), is promoting a plan that will centralize all retirement plans for American workers, including private 401(k) plans, under one new "retirement system" for the United States.

Mar 23 15:44

GOP Responsibility for Obamacare

I wonder how many of the Republican faithful — who now wring their hands over the enactment of Obama’s “health care” measure — understand how their unprincipled and mindless defense of George W. Bush’s war-making, empire-building, and crony-capitalism was responsible for the Democrats getting swept into power in Washington?

Mar 23 15:42

The new arms race: China planning high-speed rail network to Russia, India, Europe

Something to think about as America decays and the politicians continue to plunder. --ts

Mar 23 15:13

Wash D. C. Metro will stage simulated explosions on a train and bus this weekend ... (with) coordination with other regional agencies

Metro most recently began conducting drills last month, even staging a display of force at Union Station during a morning rush hour.

The first drill this weekend will take place at 1 a.m. Sunday when the agency simulates an explosion on a rail car

Mar 23 15:01

Geithner: Taxpayers Are Likely to Face "Very Substantial" Losses From Government's Takeover of Fannie and Freddie

Tim Geithner told the House Financial Services Committee today that txpayers are likely to face "very substantial" losses from the government's takeover of home mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

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Why are We The People allowing ourselves to be looted to bail out private companies from their mistakes?

Mar 23 14:42


As soon as I crossed the barrier, I was slammed by a couple of cops, handcuffed and then actually run around the front of the White House while the cops tried to find a paddy wagon to stick me in—about 50 people were running with the cop and I, yelling: “Let her go, let her go.” When the officer and I finally got to the paddy wagon, I was surprised to find that only two others had followed me. One other crossed the line to bring our detained numbers up to eight.

Mar 23 14:31

Vote Them ALL Out...

Mar 23 14:15

France Abandons Plan for Carbon Tax

Mar 23 13:57

Israeli Politician Compares British To “Dogs” For Israeli Diplomat Expulsion

Britain’s expulsion of an Israeli ‘diplomat’ because of the Mossad murder of a Palestinian official in Dubai has created outrage in the Israeli Knesset(parliament). Politicians there are comparing the British to “dogs”...

Mar 23 13:27

CODEPINK to Build Settlements in Congress Today

Activists call for end to siege on Gaza and illegal settlements

Netanyahu AIPAC speech disrupted by CodePink activists in settlement protest

Mar 23 13:12

Government to drop carbon tax in another setback for Sarkozy

The president has moved quickly to quell growing unhappiness in the ranks of his own party, bringing in three new ministers with the aim of heading off potential malcontents, and there had been growing speculation the carbon tax could be halted.

Mar 23 12:59

Don’t You Believe in Global Warming?

Venture a doubt about climate change politics or ethics, and you’ll likely be asked, “Don’t you believe in global warming?” If you express suspicion about the prominence and function served by alarm and catastrophe in arguments for political responses to climate change, it will be assumed that you don’t understand “the science”, or you simply aren’t aware of “the science”, or you are denying “the science”. As we’ve observed before, the debate is presented as one between sides attached to either the proposition “climate change is happening” or its denial, “climate change isn’t happening”.

Mar 23 12:57

After health, Obama allies zero in on climate

After a hard-fought victory on health care reform, President Barack Obama's allies in Congress are setting their sights on climate change -- but some on both sides are already crying foul.

Environmentalists hope Obama will seize on new political momentum to push forward climate legislation, though some observers question whether he would seek another divisive vote as November congressional elections approach.

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More than a grab for more power, this is a grab for cash. The US Government is bankrupt and hopelessly in debt. Having given away our manufacturing our government, deprived of new money coming in, is feeding on the remaining money in the system, much as a body, deprived of food, starts feeding on itself, even though such will eventually lead to a most painful death.

The US Government has quit trying to loot the poor, finally realizing we have nothing left to tax, and so the focus shifts higher on the taxation "food chain", finding ways to add new taxes to upper middle and upper class Americans, feeding off of them until eventually they realize what we already know; this is about a broke government prolonging its own reign and willing to sacrifice the well-being of the general population to do so.

Mar 23 12:54

Netanyahu: PA demands could put talks on hold for a year

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Tuesday he feared Middle East peace talks could be delayed for another year unless Palestinians dropped their demand for a full settlement freeze.

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Benjamin Netanyahu doesn't "fear" that Middle East peace talks could be delayed by a year unless Palestinians drop their demands for a full settlement freeze; far from it, he's delighted!

There is absolutely no desire for a just and lasting peace with this government; only the desire for more territory, claimed by whatever means the government deems necessary, such as illegal building in Jerusalem, the siege of Gaza, and the consistent brutalization of Palestinians by the IDF.

Mar 23 12:48

British warning: Watch your passports

Watch your passports in Israel: Britain's Foreign Office updated its Israel travel advisory Tuesday, warning British citizens that their passports may be misused, as was the case in the assassination of Hamas man Mahmoud al-Mabhouh in Dubai.

"Your passport details could be captured for improper uses while your passport is out of your control. The risk applies in particular to passports without biometric security features," the Foreign Office's online advisory warns. "We recommend that you only hand your passport over to third parties including Israeli officials when absolutely necessary."

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After the Mossad hit in Dubai, who can blame UK officials for thie advisory?

Mar 23 12:47

Dems Push Financial Reform to Full Senate

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Why is a consumer protection agency being set up inside a PRIVATELY RUN BANK???????

Mar 23 12:43

Lehman Bros categorized loans as sales to hide debt

Mar 23 12:43

What are the Naked Body Scanners really for?

Our security-obsessed government is intent on tracking each and every individual as if they are guilty until proven innocent - that's the un-American trend whether you wish to admit it or not. But this is not an easy task since there are many technical hurdles for engineers to overcome in providing such monitoring capability to their paymasters.

Mar 23 12:42

Eldad, Ben-Ari: Britons are dogs

Israeli officials and MKs sharply criticized the announced intention of the UK government to expel an unnamed Israeli diplomat in response to its passports being used in the Dubai assassination of senior Hamas arms trafficker Mahmoud al-Mabhouh.

"I think [the] British are behaving hypocritically and I don't want to offend dogs on this issue, since some dogs are utterly loyal," MK Aryeh Eldad (National Union) told Sky News. "Who are they to judge us on the war on terror?"

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Unflipping believable; talk about a "blame the victims" mentality!

I would like to hope that #10 Downing Street and the British Parliament collaborate, immediately - and permanently - to stop all military and financial aid to Israel.

Mar 23 12:35

At White House, Biden’s Expletive Caught on Open Mic

At the end of his introduction of the president, Mr. Biden, who is well known for ad-libbing to the point of getting him in a little trouble, turned to Mr. Obama, embraced him and elaborated on the historic nature of the day.

“Mr. President, this is a big … deal,” he said, adding an adjective between big and deal, that begins with ‘f.’

Mar 23 12:29

Top Analyst: "Developed Market Governments Are Insolvent By Any Reasonable Definition"

Eventually, there will be a crisis of such magnitude that the political winds change direction, and become blustering gales forcing us onto the course of fiscal sustainability.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Fiscal sustainability cannot afford oligarchs.

Fiscal sustainability cannot afford greed.

Fiscal sustainability cannot afford a private central bank issuing the public currency at interest.

Fiscal sustainability cannot afford debt-based currency.

Mar 23 12:29

IRS to Enforce Health Reform

If either an individual or a business has failed to comply with this mandate for any month out of the year, they are required to pay a separate tax to the IRS. For individuals this is a maximum of $750 per person (up to $2,250 per household) and $750 per uncovered employee for businesses.

Because these penalties would each apply on a monthly basis, individuals and employers would have to pay 1/12th of the maximum penalties for each month they failed to comply with the mandates.

In order to carry out its new monitoring and enforcement duties, the Congressional Budget Office estimated that the IRS will need $10 billion in additional funds, funds which were not made available under the health reform bill.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Goodbye, small businesses in America!

You were the engine driving the growth of this country, but it is obvious that you will no longer be allowed to survive, under these regulations.

Mar 23 12:25

Judge Napolitano: Why State Efforts Against Obamacare Are Doomed

FOX Senior Judicial Analyst Judge Andrew Napolitano weighs in on the legality of the health-care legislation.

Mar 23 12:21

Passage of Health Care = IRS + YOUR Medical Records!

One of the unconstitutional provisions of this proposed legislative abortion called health care reform is the mandate that all Americans must buy health insurance.

If someone doesn’t buy health insurance they WILL be subject to fines and/or penalties.

The way the government is going to collect these fines/penalties is by use of IRS enforcement – not exactly what the mission of this powerful Federal agency is.

The only way the IRS can establish whether or not you have the “big brother” mandated health insurance is to check your medical records!

Mar 23 12:17

Defeat in Victory: the Democrats' Health Care Bill

What looks like a big victory for Obama and the Democrats may be their greatest undoing. It’s true that the passage of Obama’s health care bill represents a significant political victory for the Democrats. But sometimes a battle won could equal a lost war.

More significantly, those millions of people who are soon to be mandated to buy shoddy, corporate insurance will vent their rage solely at the Democrats. A significant portion of the currently uninsured will remain without insurance, and be penalized at tax time for not buying into the corporate healthcare scam. These millions will be never vote Democrat again.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

There is no longer any representation of We the People in Congress: only the corporations are represented at this point, for whom Congress members are merely "acquisitions".

Mar 23 12:12

CLIMATEGATE - When to Doubt a Scientific ‘Consensus’

A December 18 Washington Post poll, released on the final day of the ill-fated Copenhagen climate summit, reported “four in ten Americans now saying that they place little or no trust in what scientists have to say about the environment.” Nor is the poll an outlier. Several recent polls have found “climate change” skepticism rising faster than sea levels on Planet Algore (not to be confused with Planet Earth, where sea levels remain relatively stable).

Mar 23 12:11

How Sovereign is Europe? Washington has Murdered Privacy Rights at Home And Abroad

The EU has given in to Washington’s demand for "free access to the banking data of the central financial service provider, Swift, in Europe. All financial flows in Europe (and between Europe and the rest of the world) will now be monitored by the CIA and other American and Israeli intelligence services." The monitoring will include transfers within Germany, for example, and within individual cities. "The data, even data of completely innocent citizens, have to be stored for five years, of course, at the expense of the banks and their customers."

How sovereign is the EU when it it unable to protect the financial privacy of its citizens from foreign governments?

Mar 23 12:07

Taliban fighters training in Iran, U.S. officials say

Iran is helping train Taliban fighters within its borders, according to U.S. military and intelligence officials.

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Translation: The latest escalation in Afghanistan has turned into a disaster for the US and they need somebody to blame for it.

Mar 23 12:02

Auschwitz Death Camp Doctors' Documents Found

Food coupons for some of the notorious Nazi doctors at the Auschwitz death camp – including perhaps the sadistic Dr. Joseph Mengele – have been found in the attic of a nearby house, where they had lain unseen for decades.

Also found in the attic were other documents relating to the lives of Nazi officials, including death certificates and a map.

Some sugar coupons bear the names of Horst Fischer and Fritz Klein, doctors who were executed for their crimes after the war, Adam Cyra, a historian at the Auschwitz memorial museum who is looking through the documents, said Monday.

"The sensational value of this discovery is in the fact that these original documents, bearing the names of main murderers from Auschwitz, were found so many years after the war," Cyra said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Ah yes, it's Passover, so let us wave Nazis at everyone one more time. Yet note carefully that there is nothing in the newly found documents that supports the claim that Aushwitz was anything other than a forced slave-labor camp. The various appellations applied, such as "sadistic", and "murderer" are the preconceptions of the article author and the museum curator.

Now, do not get me wrong. The Nazis were total assholes for much the same reason that the present US government are assholes, for their constant invasion of other countries, the looting of their resources, and the use of torture.

But truth is the first casualty of war and there is little doubt that the slave-labor camps in Nazi Germany in which millions of all races (including even Germans) died of Typhus epidemics, have been "spun" into death camps pointed solely at the Jews, to trick the world into allowing Israel to do to Palestine, what the world united to prevent Hitler from doing to Poland.

Mar 23 11:58

Protecting Israel’s lawlessness: A smear campaign - Naomi Klein

A while ago, the Reut Institute, arguably Israel's most influential think tank, published a very controversial report about "hubs of delegitimization." [2] It attempted to equate tactics of non-violent resistance -- like the growing movement to use Boycotts, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) to force Israel to comply with international law -- with a military campaign to destroy the state of Israel.

Most worrying, the report explicitly urged Israeli intelligence agencies like Mossad to take unspecified action against peace activists using entirely legal methods:

Mar 23 11:51

Anti-War Rally, March 20 - San Francisco

Mar 23 11:47

Time to Strike

Mar 23 11:45

SEC Employees Were Getting Off To Kiddie Porn While Your Economy Tanked

Over the past two years, more than a dozen Securities and Exchange employees and contractors have tried to view pornography on government computers at least 8,273 times. Here's what they were looking at while the global financial system cratered.

The Washington Times broke the story of the SEC's porn problem, which became the subject of numerous inspector general investigations, last month. And Dealbreaker subsequently published one report of an inspector general investigation into an SEC regional supervisor who viewed transvestite porn at work as stress relief.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

That's funny; my wife says doing chores is all the stress relief I need!

Mar 23 11:41

Fox News Poll: 79% Say U.S. Economy Could Collapse

Mar 23 11:36

States Plot to Block, Limit Health Care Reform Bill

The proverbial ink had yet to dry on the nation's new health care reform law Tuesday before two states -- Virginia and Florida -- filed lawsuits and more scrambled to put up legislative barricades between themselves and the bill requiring Americans to purchase health insurance or face stiff penalties.

The tactics, employed everywhere from Arizona to Virginia, are the strongest sign that the health care reform fight is far from over.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Note the use of the word "plot", with all its negative connotations, in the headline.

Mar 23 11:35

Kerry Exploits Obamacare Passage to Propose Carbon Tax

Following their successful effort to force totalitarian health control legislation down the throats of the American people, Obama’s allies are now pushing for climate change legislation.

Mar 23 11:33

Poland, Romania: U.S. Missile System From Baltic To Black Sea

The US missile defence shield and Polish-Romanian collaboration are the focal points on the agenda of Defence Minister Bogdan Klich on an official two-day visit to Bucharest.

Poland, which is to have a Patriot missile battery based in the north of the country, not far from Russia’s Kaliningrad border, will share its experience of the anti-missile systems with Romania.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

One has to wonder if this is a deliberate act to forestall the signing of the nuclear weapon reduction treaty with Russia indefinitely.

Moscow cannot possibly be happy about these developments.

Mar 23 11:31

Obamacare: Taxing The American People Into Oblivion

H.R. 3590, The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, to give it its full title, is rammed full of tax increases which will further economically cripple Americans already laboring under the worst financial crisis since the great depression.

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This is a desperate cash-grab by a government that is bankrupt and hopelessly in debt.

Mar 23 11:30

Cheneyism with a Human Face: Obama's New Imperial Presidency

Call me a cynic, but I was hardly surprised to learn that the "change" regime is threatening to veto the 2010 intelligence authorization bill "over a provision that would force the administration to widen the circle of lawmakers who are informed about covert operations and other sensitive activities," The Washington Post reported.

Never mind that churlish congressional Democrats, like their corporatist Republican colleagues across the aisle, would crush each other in a stampede to see who'd be first in handing the Executive Branch whatever it wants.

Mar 23 11:28

JT Coyoté: Rewriting history in Texas

I was flabbergasted this past weekend when I read that Thomas Jefferson, one of the most important of all of the Founding Fathers of the United States of America, is slated, after a preliminary vote, to be removed from Texas schoolbooks. This is as bad as it can get, folks, and it will occur unless the policy makers in the Texas Department of Education come to their senses before the final vote is taken in May.

Mar 23 11:28

Going it alone: a Third Intifada?

Can the people be blamed for wishing to take their fate into their own hands, when they are terrorized on a daily basis by a ruthless genocidal Israeli occupation force, while no convincing efforts against this are being made by those who are internationally accepted as representatives of the Palestinian voice? The recent murder of four Palestinian civilian youngsters within 24 hours in the Nablus region, Mohammad and Useid Qadus (both 16 years), Muhammad Faysal and Salah Muhammad Qawariq (both 19 years) by the Israeli army, which only led to some timid condemnations by representatives of the Palestinian Authority, may yet spell the beginning of a Third Intifada. If people do not see any meaningful action from their leadership, will they sit by idly and watch their sons being shot?

Mar 23 11:25

Cindy Sheehan arrested at D.C. protest 3/20/10

Mar 23 11:20


What is referred to as ‘The Holocaust‘, lasted 12 years from beginning to end. This does not include the number of years of the ongoing holocaust against the people of Palestine. Next month it will have reached the 62 year mark…. and continuing as I write this.