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Jul 29 06:37

American troops return from Iraq with 'criminal behavior'

Amid gloomy reports of high suicide rates in the US military, a new six-month study reveals what other consequences follow American deployments abroad.

A fact-based report published by The Washington Post in late May estimated that more than 20 percent of the US combat forces deployed to war zones in Iraq and Afghanistan return home psychologically damaged.

The report asserted that American soldiers suffer mostly from major depression and long periods of combat-related stress and show severe symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

The trauma induced on American soldiers serving abroad is also the cause of an "exceptionally high rate of criminal behavior" that is, according to a new report, unleashed upon their return to their home towns.

Jul 29 06:24

Martial Law and the War on Terrorism

The New York Times reported last week that the Bush administration considered sending in the U.S. military to arrest the so-called Lackawanna Six in 2002. Ironically, one of the worst prosecutorial overreaches by the Justice Department in the war on terror almost resulted in a temporary period of martial law.

The Lackawanna Six was a group of half-a-dozen Yemeni-Americans from a Buffalo suburb who traveled to Pakistan and Afghanistan in the spring and summer of 2001 and attended an al-Qaeda training camp. Some members of the group asserted that they fled the camp after they heard appeals for violence against America.

Jul 29 06:12

The Anti-Defamation League's extreme double standard in regards to 'hate crimes'

The ADL Applauds Senate's Passage of Hate Crime Legislation. The Bill which is known as the The Matthew Shepard Hate Crimes Prevention Act, passed the Senate 63-28, and is supported by the President who will sign it into law. Organizations such as the ADL have aggressively promoted hate crime legislation. These organizations have endorsed Europe and Canada's policies on prosecuting what they deem as hate speech. The ADL openly advocates for their model anti-hate law which has been adopted by many states.



Jul 29 06:09

World's tallest tower to open for public on Dec 2

The world's tallest building Burj Dubai will be thrown open to the public on December 2, to coincide with UAE's National Day.

The opening date of the building has been a closely guarded secret for years – however, a senior architect working on the project has confirmed that December 2 has been set aside for the opening, the Arabian Business reported.

Jul 29 05:10

Give pregnant women priority for swine flu vaccine, study urges

Pregnant women should be prioritised for the flu vaccine as soon as it is available, according to the authors of a study showing they are more at risk of complications and more likely to end up in hospital than other people.

Women expecting a baby should also be given antiviral drugs as soon as they get the flu, says the paper published online today by the Lancet medical journal. Little is known about the possible ill-effects of the drugs on the foetus but scientists say their benefits are likely to be greater than the risks.

Thalidomide was also deemed to be beneficial...

Jul 29 05:05

How it feels to be sued for $4.5m

To a certain extent, I'm afraid to write this. Though they've already seized my computer and copied my hard drive, I have no guarantee they won't do it again. For the past four years, they've been threatening me, making demands for trial, deposing my parents, sisters, friends, and myself twice – the first time for nine hours, the second for seven. I face up to $4.5m in fines and the last case like mine that went to trial had a jury verdict of $1.92m.

When I contemplate this, I have to remind myself what I'm being charged with. Investment fraud? Robbing a casino? A cyber-attack against the federal government? No. I shared music. And refused to cave.

Jul 29 05:04

Distrust of Government Blunting Obama's Pursuit of New Programs

Thank God!



Jul 29 04:58

Network Solutions breach exposes 573,928 credit cards

More than half a million credit cards could have been compromised after unauthorised code was discovered on major merchant website host servers.

Network Solutions is nothing less than a huge web hosting outfit, with a global customer base covering some 7 million domains and more than 350,000 web sites.

Which is why, when it announces that some of its servers have been breached and unauthorised codes uncovered upon them, it's potentially a huge concern. Especially given the average cost to a company of a single breach is put at more than USD 6 million.

Jul 29 04:57

Jane Burgermeister Blog Goes Down

I don’t know what the hell is going on, but in the past 6 hours I have done everything in my power to preserve the research, links, documents and related that were in her blog from yesterday. I don’t believe that what took place in the last 6 hours was a wordpress.com server belch. More math to be done. They most likely figured out that it wreaked of GUILTY as charged to yank that blog. So they let it go back up. At this point, I don’t care. My credibility as a writer is at stake here.

Jul 29 04:55

Decentralization for Socialists

Jul 29 04:54

The Destruction of Mexican Agriculture

Food products—staples such as corn and beans—are flooding into Mexico. Since the 1995 implementation of NAFTA, US corn exports to Mexico have quadrupled. These products are flowing south at prices below Mexican farmers’ cost of production, and below the cost of production in the US. Subsidies enable farmers to produce below cost. NAFTA dictates that Mexico must allow this food in. The NAFTA timetable required that on January 1, 2008, Mexico remove its final restrictions on the imports of staple food products—opening its border completely to imports of corn and beans.

Mexican farmers have been devastated by low prices for corn and other crops. Farm families have been forced off their land, and forced to relocate to large cities and border-town maquilidoras. NAFTA’s body-blow to Mexico’s farm sector has meant a rapid rise in the number of Mexicans who are landless, unemployed, poor, and desperate.



Jul 29 04:49

Socialized Healthcare vs. the Laws of Economics

It's not Constitutional either!

Jul 29 04:43

Overuse of Vaccines, Anti-Flu Drugs May Result in Human Calamity

Cinnamon,garlic,oregano oil and vitamin D!

Jul 29 04:26

Prof. Gates Unconstitutional Arrest

There's a First Amendment right to be rude to a cop. Just do'nt say anything about his"momma".

July 28, 2009

Jul 28 22:48

Flashback Wrh Radio interview with Ry about Native Americans

In light of Leonard Peltier possibly getting out of jail for a crime there was never evidence he committed, I'd like the re-link to this radio interview I did with Mike Rivero who is one of the best in alt media to speak up for Natives. In this interview I recommended the film "Lakota Woman" I stand by that. It goes over the Peltier case as well, and shows just how bad the GOONS were and how Natives mineral rights were sold to DC illegally by prejudice white police in the 70s.



Jul 28 21:53

Is it True?? Blackwater/Xe Mercenaries (Hired Killers) Train Charlottesville, Virginia Police

On October 14, the Washington Post ran a story, which included photographs from Blackwater's Moyock training center. However, what was most intriguing was a photograph of a police and military patch board at Blackwater's headquarters that indicated police agencies that have sent officers to Moyock for training.

Jul 28 21:44

Attack on church not a ’hate crime’

Attack on church not a ’hate crime’
Despite the attack upon their worship center, Harvest Chapel had their Sunday afternoon meeting on the grass area behind the church.
By Judy Lambert
Herald Assistant Editor
Tuesday, July 28, 2009 3:10 PM CDT
Harvest Chapel church members were shocked to find the inside of their little church building totally destroyed by vandals this past Sunday.
The police were called to the scene immediately after the vandalism was discovered. After asking if it could be considered a “hate crime,” Hoke said she was told that the state of Oklahoma only considers it a hate crime if it involves homosexuality, or racial issues.
“I told him if this had happened to an Islamic mosque or a Jewish temple, it would have been a hate crime,” Hoke said.

Jul 28 21:25

USA’s Coup de grâce To Terrorist Group

“..no Camp Ashraf resident will be forcibly transferred to a country where they have reason to fear persecution on the basis of…their political beliefs or political opinions or religious beliefs..“

Camp Ashraf is comprised of the Mujahideen group Al Khalq or as they are also known as -the National Liberation Army of Iran (the group’s armed wing)-,who have been on the United States “terrorist list” since 1997.

So why would the United States be giving the group a soft-sell in terms of not fearing any liabilty for political “opinions or [...] beliefs”?

Jul 28 20:31

Brave, brave general - I'm speechless!

I know this story is a week old, but I think my jaw hit the floor when I saw what he said at 2:00. Shall we call this Ayn Rand's day of reckoning? To hear a general utter such an officious piece of BS is an outrage! "I'm not even sure if I have an opinion one way or the other"? Holy $hit! I guess they ran all the real men out of the military. This is what they want - bureaucratic wafflers who follow orders. Think this guy will hesistate shooting Americans? He will be fine as long as he thinks the law says it is ok.
Oh, well, if "Colon" Powell can make general it can't be too hard.



Jul 28 19:05

Ranger Art

I dunno

Jul 28 19:00

The Truth About Healthcare in Canada

If a Canadian, for instance, suffers third-degree burns in an automobile crash and is in need of reconstructive plastic surgery, the average waiting time for treatment is more than 19 weeks, or nearly five months. The waiting time for orthopaedic surgery is also almost five months; for neurosurgery it's three full months; and it is even more than a month for heart surgery

Jul 28 17:59

Military planning for possible H1N1 outbreak

The U.S. military wants to establish regional teams of military personel to assist civilian authorities in the event of a significant outbreak of the H1N1 virus — the swine flu — this fall, according to Defense Department officials.

Jul 28 17:44

Police in Lakewood Ohio Tase a dog for barking



Jul 28 17:30

Hal Turner Admits He Worked for the FBI

In a lame attempt to save his hide and stay out of prison for allegedly threatening to kill federal judges, the racist talk show host Hal Turner has admitted in court that he is an FBI informant, the Chicago Breaking News Center reports today.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

... and agent provocateur.

Jul 28 17:30

White supremacist radio host Hal Turner was an FBI informant, as hackers claimed a year ago

White supremacist radio host Hal Turner was an FBI informant, his lawyer revealed in court today. The announcement is a confirmation of what hackers claimed nearly a year ago after allegedly gaining access to his e-mails.

Jul 28 17:29

Senate may drop public healthcare option

Lawmakers on both sides of the U.S. Capitol pushed for a healthcare reform deal on Tuesday, with Senate Democrats near agreement with three Republicans on a plan unlikely to include a government-run insurance option backed by President Barack Obama.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So, we get all the tax increases and a ton of new regulatory paperwork, and the same HMO at the same price.

Big @#$%ing deal.

Jul 28 17:18

UK troops forced out of Iraq as mandate expires

Six years and four months after the invasion of Iraq almost all remaining British forces are leaving the country quietly, without any ceremony.



Jul 28 17:17

Constitutional Expert: Government Was "Trying to Create an Atmosphere of Fear in Which the American People Would Give Them More Power”

What you saw in this period was, across the board [...] this was the same period when they were ramping up the torture issue and they were ramping up enemy combatants. It was a full-court press on the Constitution. They were trying to create an atmosphere of fear in which the American people would give them more power.

Jul 28 17:08

US Real ID Is UN Global Surveillance Tracking Compliant

GOVERNMENT GONE MAD IN A TOTAL SURVEILLANCE SOCIETY
Folklore by Tom DeWeese
July 6, 2009
Mandatory IDs containing biometric information in international databases that can track our every move through CCTV cameras on every street corner, which monitor our facial expressions and measure our sweat - are not tools to make us safer. They are the weapons of tyranny designed to keep the government safe from apparently "dangerous criminals" who believe in the Constitution of the United States - the very document every single American public official from the President to the police officers swore to protect and defend. Does that connect enough dots for you

Jul 28 16:47

Why Leonard Peltier was beaten in prison earlier the year

"Once Mr. Peltier arrived at the Canaan prison facility, he was jumped by younger inmates, severely beaten, put in solitary confinement and placed upon meal restrictions despite his having diabetes and other medical conditions," the Leonard Peltier Defense Offense Committee said in a statement.

"The family has requested copies of the video tapes of that incident to no avail. It is as if the whole scenario was contrived to detract from the fact that Mr. Peltier has been a model prisoner having more than enough points to qualify for parole," LPDOC said.

Jul 28 16:33

Gallup Poll: Americans Turning Against Federal Reserve

The Fed is bottom of the pile when compared to the ratings received by other agencies in the poll (we hesitate to call the Fed a "government agency" because it isn't). The IRS and the FDA are the other two least popular agencies.

According to Gallup editor in chief Dr. Frank Newport, "Americans are blaming to some degree the actions or inactions of the Federal Reserve board" for the economic turmoil.



Jul 28 16:32

PETA - Where cash and ideology comes well before animal welfare

While working as a journalist in Louisiana, PETA descended on the Bayou State – known for it’s love of meat of all kinds, they don’t call it “Sportsman’s Paradise” for nothing -- some caged naked woman promoting PETA got all sorts of attention. It was said she wanted to bring the plight of caged circus animals to the public.

This publicity stunt got her and PETA a lot of attention – she was later arrested – and no animals were saved or protected. PETA simply loves to titillate and engage in raunchiness.

Jul 28 16:15

Obama declining approval reflected in reduced website traffic

Although the White House has redesigned its website at a cost of $18 million, hoping to bring in more traffic, it has now declined to that of George W. Bush during the waning days of his presidency.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

7 months on the job, and already down to the Bush Leagues!

Jul 28 16:09

liberty news radio network archives are now free!!

Jul 28 15:45

'FBI sting was a case of anti-Semitism'

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Because of course the FBI would have no reason to arrest a money laundering/organ trafficking operation if they didn;t hate Jews!!!!!



Jul 28 15:36

Virginia Tech Shooting Victim's Families want investigation reopened-Video

The statement follows disclosure last week that the former director of the university's counseling center found missing mental health records for Cho at his home.

Jul 28 15:15

Is Israel preparing to attack Lebanon?

Here we go again! The warmongers, Israel, is doing its best to go to war with Lebanon again in order to wipe the embarrassment they suffered in the last war with Hezbollah. Now, these bastards are doing their best to provoke the Lebanese, and especially Hezbollah, to fire the first shot so as to justfiy Israel’s invasion. There
are confirmed reports of advancing Israeli tanks in the Sheba Farms area. Six Israeli jets have entered Lebanese airspace and have circled the area. It seems that these Israeli Jews are never happy unless they have war in their blood. And then they have the nerve to accuse Arabs of trying to wipe Israel off the map. Poor little souls.

Jul 28 14:53

Scams And Bailouts The Cause of World Depression

Conspiracy charges were never brought against Mr. Madoff. We had information we published just prior to the story breaking of what Mr. Madoff had been doing. Our contacts not only gave us the story, but details of how the funds were transferred from NYC to Israel and other offshore locations, such as the Cayman Islands, Belize and Switzerland. There were many wire transfers and also the physical transfer of bearer bonds to these locations.

What was interesting was Mr. Madoff’s association with veteran officers in the US military. That leads us to intelligence sources that have told us that Mr. Madoff was operating his scheme with elements of the CIA, the Russian-Israeli mafia and the Mossad. This would explain Mr. Madoff’s closed trial.

Jul 28 14:42

White House Threatens to Veto $636B Defense Spending Bill Over F-22 Funding

Jul 28 12:59

Vienna Holocaust researchers quit over archives row

A new Holocaust research center designed to build on the work of Nazi hunter Simon Wiesenthal was in jeopardy on Tuesday because of a row between researchers and a Jewish group over access to archives.

The institute would be a research outpost of the Los Angeles-based Simon Wiesenthal Center, a Jewish human rights organization which helped to track down Nazi war criminals. It was intended to provide research and documentation of anti-Semitism, racism and the Holocaust.

But project researcher Anton Pelinka said the group representing Vienna's Jewish community (IKG) had blocked access to the community archive for months despite having initially given the go-ahead.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Someone does NOT want to allow too close a look at Wiesenthal's papers!

Jul 28 12:38

Rockefeller Operative Named to New York Fed

The New York Federal Reserve will get an old school insider to replace a Goldman Sachs insider.

The chief executive of the nonprofit business organization Partnership for New York City, Kathryn Wylde, has been named a director on the New York Federal Reserve Bank’s Board.

Jul 28 12:24

Pot Is an Anti-Cancer Drug

The active ingredient in marijuana appears to target cancerous brain cells for destruction while leaving healthy cells alone, according to a study conducted by researchers from the Complutense University in Madrid, and published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation.

Jul 28 12:23

Flashback:R. Emanuel, Now Obama's National Security Risk

THE RED CHINESE SECRET POLICE IN THE UNITED STATES, Part Two of a Series
by Sherman H. Skolnick
An instrumenal reputed player/facilitator in all this has been Rahm Emanuel and his gang. On a local PBS TV outlet show in Chicago, Rahm bragged how as Clinton White House Senior Advisor he had a desk closest to the Oval Office. The TV cameras were allowed right into the White House to show this. In effect, Rahm is reportedly the Deputy Chief, for North America, of Israel's secret police, The Mossad. Rahm is permitted to have dual citizenship. During the Persian Gulf War, he went to Israel to serve in their armed forces, reportedly in an espionage capacity.

Jul 28 11:44

What renegade MI5 officer David Shayler did next...

My Personal Bovine Excrement Detection Meter Just Exploded

Jul 28 11:33

Poll: Brits Say Afghan War "Unwinnable"

A majority of the British public believes the war against the Taliban in Afghanistan cannot be won and British troops should be withdrawn immediately, according to a poll commissioned by The Independent.

The results reflect a public wearied by near-daily headlines of troop deaths, scandals over how well those troops have been equipped for battle, and a prime minister whose credibility has shrunken dramatically during the past several months.

Jul 28 11:16

Israel attempts to silence Breaking the Silence

On Wednesday, Breaking the Silence released a report including testimonies from 26 unnamed soldiers who participated in the campaign and which claimed that the IDF used Gazans as human shields, improperly fired incendiary white phosphorous shells over civilian areas and used overwhelming firepower that caused needless deaths and destruction.

Jul 28 11:12

Leonard Peltier: brutal cop killer, political prisoner, or symbol of a defeated people?

Over the years, these have been many and famous: among them, naturally, the former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev, as well as Pope John Paul II, Nelson Mandela, the actor Robert Redford, the European Parliament, various national legislatures in Europe, a former UN commissioner for human rights and Amnesty International. Amnesty does not classify Peltier as a prisoner of conscience, but it too is urging that parole be granted, because of doubts about whether his trial was fair and whether political factors played a part in his conviction.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The parole hearing is over. Results expected soon, but parole board has up to 21 days to make its decision known.

We hope for justice, but too many people in power are afraid of yet another embarrassment walking around free to talk to the world press. I am expecting that Peltier will get the same treatment as the torture victims at Guantanamo, life behind bars and away from the eyes of the public.

Jul 28 10:59

Archbishop Desmond Tutu on the Leonard Peltier case

Jul 28 10:54

60 minutes - SWINE FLU VACCINE WARNING

Jul 28 10:52

Leonard Peltier

As of this year, my good friend, Native American leader Leonard Peltier, has been imprisoned for 29 years for a murder that even the government has no idea if he committed or not. The Appeals Court judge that sentenced him wrote a letter to President Clinton asking for clemency, and informing the President that the case had many errors in it, but that his hands had been tied. Furthermore, he held the FBI equally culpable for the events that started a massive fire-fight on the Sioux reservation that resulted in the deaths of two FBI agents.

Jul 28 10:41

Suskind: Cheney wanted ’show of force’ on 9/11 anniversary

Vice-President Dick Cheney wanted to use the arrest of the Lackawanna Six accused terrorists as an advertisement of America’s might and resolve on the first anniversary of 9/11, says a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist.

Ron Suskind, author of The Way of the World, a book about the Bush administration’s misdeeds in the “war on terror,” told MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow that “Cheney had his eye on the 9/11 anniversary, he wanted a big show, a show of force, a show of resolve, a show of expanded power, and that’s part of what I understand was driving Cheney’s desire to send troops into downtown Lackawanna.”

Jul 28 10:29

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Jul 28 10:26

Cranks, Kleptocrats and Killers: The "Good War" on the Ground

"Almost eight years after the Taliban regime was toppled, our hopes for a truly democratic and independent Afghanistan have been betrayed by the continued domination of fundamentalists and by a brutal occupation that ultimately serves only American strategic interests in the region."

"You must understand that the government headed by Hamid Karzai is full of warlords and extremists who are brothers in creed of the Taliban. Many of these men committed terrible crimes against the Afghan people during the civil war of the 1990s."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The invasion and occupation of Afghanistan was never about freedom and democracy for the Afghan people: it was always about the installation of pipelines and protection of the drug trade, both of which make handsome profits for their owners.

Jul 28 10:25

QUICK FACTS - CASE OF LEONARD PELTIER

Leonard Peltier is an imprisoned Native American considered by Amnesty International, the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, National Congress of American Indians, the Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Center for Human Rights, Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Rev. Jesse Jackson, among many others, to be a political prisoner who should be immediately released.

Jul 28 10:23

Israeli Government Atttempts to Stop Foreign Funding of Breaking The Silence

In reaction to a recent report by Breaking the Silence, containing testimonies of Israeli soldiers, discussing possible Israeli military violations of international law during the Israeli attacks on the Gaza Strip earlier this year, it was reported that the Israeli ambassador to the Netherlands met with the director general of the Dutch Foreign Ministry, demanding that the Dutch government reevaluate its funding of the organization. However, according to the Dutch newspaper, de Volkskrant, "The Ministry of Foreign Affairs denies that Israel has complained. There is therefore no reason for public subsidy to stop." This fits into the human rights policy, a priority of Minister Verhagen.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Those Israeli soldiers whose testimonies have been recorded in "Breaking the Silence" were very brave to have come forward, and deserve to be heard, no matter what the Israeli government says.

Jul 28 10:18

West Bank Settlers Top 300,000 as Growth Continues

According to the Israeli military, the population of settlers in the West Bank passed 300,000 for the first time this year, and sits at 304,569 as of the end of June, an increase of 2.3% in the past six months. Usually growth rates are even higher in the second half of the year. The number does not include some 200,000 more settlers living in East Jerusalem.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Obama is being seen as catastrophically impotent by Arab country leaders because he will not use the only bargaining chip he has with Israel, and the only thing the Israeli government understands: the immediate cessation of all US aid, financial and military.

Jul 28 10:17

A $100 million bonus

Citigroup (C) is considering paying a $100 million bonus -- to one guy.

This is the same Citigroup that received $45 billion in bailout money. The same Citigroup that will soon be 34% owned by the U.S. government. The same Citigroup that has lost 95% of its share value since 2007.

Jul 28 10:15

Ten Things You’re Not Supposed to Know about the Swine Flu Vaccine

Notably, there is absolutely no safety data on the use of adjuvants in infants and expectant mothers — the two groups being most aggressively targeted by the swine flu vaccine pushers. The leads us to the disturbing conclusion that the swine flu vaccine could be a modern medical disaster. It’s untested and un-tried. Its ingredients are potentially quite dangerous, and the adjuvants being used in the European vaccines are suspected of causing neurological disorders.

Jul 28 10:13

Police: Taser use on disabled man justified because he had umbrella

“Officers who used pepper spray and a Taser to remove a man from a store bathroom found out only later he was deaf and mentally disabled and didn’t understand they wanted him to open the door, police said Tuesday,” the Associated Press reports. “A spokesman for the Mobile Police Department said the officers’ actions were justified because the man was armed with a potential weapon — an umbrella.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

From: the department of "You Can't Make this Stuff Up".

Unflipping believable!

Jul 28 10:10

MoD challenges compensation payouts to injured soldiers

Light Dragoon Anthony Duncan, who now walks with crutches after being shot while on patrol in Iraq, was originally awarded £9,250 which was increased to £46,000 by an appeal tribunal.

Royal Marine Matthew McWilliams fractured his thigh in a military exercise and was awarded £8,250, increased to £28,750 on appeal.

Now the MoD has taken the case to the Court of Appeal, where lawyers are expected to argue the pair should be compensated only for the initial injuries and not subsequent health problems.

Jul 28 10:09

It’s the Jobs Stupid: Why There will be no Recovery until Employment Stabilizes. When Obvious Financial Truth Becomes Uncommon.

It should be rather obvious that without any sustained job growth there will be no economic recovery. In the same breath, you will have someone tell you that this is no common recession yet when it comes to talking about the stock market they will tell you that in normal times, stocks recover before jobs. That is true if this were your run of the mill recession. It is not. When you have five states like Oregon, Rhode Island, Michigan, South Carolina, and California all having unemployment and underemployment over 20 percent then you know the unemployment situation cuts deep and wide. With massive market volatility that has sent the S&P 500 rallying 40 percent in only 4 months. That is not normal.

Jul 28 10:09

More Federal Police State “Stimulus”

The Obama administration has announced the distribution of $1 billion in grants to hire 5,000 “local” police nation-wide.

Jul 28 10:06

Gates in plea to Israel for 'patience' over Iran

The United States has once more urged Israel to remain patient as it attempts to reignite fizzled diplomatic contacts with Iran over its nuclear enrichment programme while indicating that the window for Tehran to respond would not remain open for ever.

The message, which betrays renewed anxiety in Washington that Israel may be tempted to take military action, was carried to Jerusalem yesterday by the US Defence Secretary, Robert Gates, who held talks on regional security with his counterpart Ehud Barak and the Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The picture at the upper right of this article says it all: Gates has been given his marching orders on Iran by Barak and Netanyahu.

Were I a betting person, I might be tempted to bet that such an attack by the US (and perhaps Israel, although they really love to outsource the fighting and dying bit to the Americans, as happened in Iraq) will happen before the end of this year.

Jul 28 10:02

Israel: Iran the biggest supporter of terrorism

Israeli Ambassador to the United Nations Gabriela Shalev on Monday called Iran the biggest supporter of terrorism because of the money, support, and training the Islamic Republic gives to terror organizations in the Gaza Strip and South Lebanon.

Shalev's comments came during a special UN Security Council session held to discuss the situation in the Middle East, in which she also called on the international community to take serious, immediate action to put a stop to Iran's nuclear program and support of terrorism.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

You've just got to love Dr. Shalev's approach here.

First, you have a country, and a representative for that country, which will take absolutely now approach to their own contributions to Middle East instability.

Then, you get the "big lie" about Iran's nuclear program.

Iran is building a power plant, which it is perfectly within its right to do, as a signatory to the NPT. IAEA inspections have consistently indicated that Iran isn't building bombs. There has been no nuclear material gone walkabout, nor any indication that the degree of enrichment is anything other than that necessary for creating a power plant.

Unfortunately, Dr. Shalev's playing fast and loose with the facts here indicates that we are probably in for a world of hurt before the end of the year, courtesy of the US/Israeli attack against Iran.

She knows, with absolute certainty, that she will not be able to get the UN to go along with a resolution calling for a military attack against Iran, because Russia and China will veto.

Apparently, the UN is about to become (as happened right before the invasion and occupation of Iraq) "irrelevant". Shalev's remarks are simply pro forma, setting the stage for that to happen.

Also, it is obvious that Dr. Shalev hasn't spoken with, and is not listening to, her Russian counterparts at the UN.

Russian leadership has told both Tel Aviv and Washington, in no uncertain terms, that such an attack will lead to World War III.

And we don't need to guess upon which side Russia will be fighting.

Jul 28 10:01

Dillinger pistol sold at auction for $95,600

The Remington .41 caliber Double Derringer was said to have been found hidden in one of Dillinger's socks when he was arrested in Tucson, Arizona in January 1934

Jul 28 09:56

Frontline Examines The Bank Of America/ Merrill Lynch Merger

The merger between Merrill Lynch and Bank of America was sold to us as a marriage made in heaven that would save the financial system. It wasn't, and it didn't. Now Frontline takes a closer look at the now-infamous debacle that cost tax payers billions — and CEO Ken Lewis his chairmanship.

Jul 28 09:55

FLASHBACK - Native American trust fund accounting botched by U.S.

The suit, first filed in 1996 by Blackfeet Indian Elouise Cobell, claims the government has mismanaged more than $100 billion in oil, gas, timber and other royalties held in trust from Indian lands dating back to 1887.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

In a nutshell, these cases, far too common to be mere accident, reveal that the US Government has done the same thing to the Native American trust funds that it did to Social Security; loot them for extra cash to float along the debt-stricken government.

Jul 28 09:53

Haaretz: Hitting the right notes

The influence of North American Jews is a function not of their electoral weight, but of their position in society and the amazing organizational abilities they provide for their candidates. This ability is concentrated in the hands of the big organizations like the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), which are usually at the center of the political spectrum

Jul 28 09:52

Nez Perce Tribe, et al. v. Salazar, et al. Tribal Trust Funds Accountings Lawsuit

On December 28, 2006, the Native American Rights Fund filed a class action lawsuit on behalf of American Indian and Alaska Native Tribes seeking full and complete accountings of trust funds that the United States government holds as trustee for the Tribes. These hundreds of accounts are worth billions of dollars and derive from income from tribal resources required by law to be managed by the United States and compensation for the illegal appropriation by the United States of tribal land.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Time to send those blankets back?

Jul 28 09:48

FLASHBACK - 1973: Siege at Wounded Knee

A short history of the 71-day uprising of Native Americans at Wounded Knee. Armed American Indians occupied the territory, which they legally owned, with several demands, including an investigation into the 371 treaties signed between the Native Nations and the Federal Government, all of which had been broken by the United States.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The siege at Wounded Knee occurred just two years before the killing of the two FBI agents for which Peltier is in prison. When asked who on the reservation might have had motive to kill Federal agents, the consensus was "everyone."

Jul 28 09:44

Casualties of War, Part I: The hell of war comes home

Almost all those soldiers were kids, too young to buy a beer, when they volunteered for one of the most dangerous jobs in the world. Almost none had serious criminal backgrounds. Many were awarded medals for good conduct.

Slaughter became a part of life. Soldiers in body armor went back for round after round of battle that would have killed warriors a generation ago. Discipline deteriorated. Soldiers say the torture and killing of Iraqi civilians lurked in the ranks. And when these soldiers came home to Colorado Springs suffering the emotional wounds of combat, soldiers say, some were ignored, some were neglected, some were thrown away and some were punished.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

All Vets who have seen combat should have an assessment when they come home, and the top military brass should never shame these people for what they have endured in battle, and the effects that combat has had on them.

These Vets should be receiving the best medical and psychiatric care possible during their tour of duty, and when they come back home: this country owes them that for having sent them into harm's way based on a pack of lies.

Jul 28 09:41

Ala. police: Taser use on disabled man justified

Officers who used pepper spray and a Taser to remove a man from a store bathroom found out only later he was deaf and mentally disabled and didn't understand they wanted him to open the door, police said Tuesday.

A spokesman for the Mobile Police Department said the officers' actions were justified because the man was armed with a potential weapon — an umbrella.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Oh my GAWD; he has an UMBRELLA! RUN!! RUN!! RUN FOR YOUR LIVES!!!!!!"

Jul 28 09:37

Gates Threatens ‘Tough Sanctions’ Against Iran

Following meetings with top Israeli officials, Secretary of Defense Robert Gates said the US would seek tough new sanctions against the Iranian government if it rejected the US offer for talks. Gates vowed that such measures would not be incremental.

Despite US and Israeli officials’ persistent threats over Iran’s alleged nuclear weapons program, Yukiya Amano, the new head of the International Atomic Energy Agency, says there is no evidence the nation is even working on such weapons.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

SecDef Gates is apparently trying the "If at first you don't succeed, lie, lie again" gambit here.

Iran is building a power plant, and every single inspection by the IAEA has confirmed that exactly.

And what I would be curious to know is, what pressure can the US and Israel bring to bear without the complete and full support of the UN, which will not happen because of Russia's and China's veto power in the security council?

So are we talking about some kind bi-lateral military-type "containment" of Iranian vessels in the Gulf, which would be perceived by the Iranian government as an act of war?

Because other than that, the US and Israel have nothing in terms of sanctions which would really hurt Iran all that much.

Jul 28 09:32

Incident at Oglala - The Leonard Peltier Story

Jul 28 09:28

Britain: Next Step in Helmand Operation Is Talks with Local Taliban

The prospect of seeking a rapprochement with lower level Taliban in an attempt to drive a wedge between them and their top leadership is nothing new: indeed US and Afghan officials had been talking openly about it last year. Afghan President Hamid Karzai has also made talks with Taliban a key part of his strategy if reelected. So far, however, those attempts have all met with failure.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

These Taliban have absolutely no reason to talk: they are winning this war, and the US/British/NATO forces are losing.

Jul 28 09:24

Massacre of Bedouin in 1918 revealed

In his book "Beersheba," Daley recounted O’Brien’s recollection of the massacre of between 40 and 200 Bedouin residents of Surafend in 1918 in what was then Palestine. He said about 200 Australian and New Zealand troops, including some from the famed Australian Light Horse Brigades, murdered the locals.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

But, but, but, Israel says there really never was any such place as Palestine!!!!!!!!!!!

Jul 28 09:24

Chris Matthews and Friends: Failed Watchdogs become Psychologists-Videos

Ad hominem attacks from the corporate-owned media shills directed toward the masses serves the careful viewer by highlighting the sameness that is the U.S. media mushroom factory.

Jul 28 09:24

U.S. envoy sees progress with Israel on peace push

U.S. envoy George Mitchell and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu could not agree on a Jewish settlement freeze in talks on Tuesday but said negotiations were advancing.

"We are making progress," Netanyahu told Israel army radio.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The "progress" characterized by Netanyahu has nothing to do with settlements; he and the Knesset have already spit in Obama's face and told him it's raining.

Obama has made it clear that he will not use the one bargaining chip he has in this instance, which is the complete and immediate cessation of all military and financial aid to Israel.

The only "progress" Netanyahu can be describing is that of having given George Mitchell his marching orders regarding a military strike against Iran, probably before the end of this year, and after the first session of the United Nations in September.

One has to wonder who will do the "Colin Powell" role of spewing the projectile-vomit spray of lies against Iran during those opening sessions of the UN.

Jul 28 09:20

Pfizer sues over non-kosher ingredient

A New York dietary-supplement company allegedly tricked Pfizer pharmaceuticals into buying an ingredient that wasn't kosher, a lawsuit charges.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Okay, so Pfizer feels it is morally okay to use Nigerian children as human guinea pigs for unlicensed non-consensual tests of drugs, but will go to court because a supplier's grade seed extract wasn't actually blessed by a Rabbi?

Jul 28 09:18

More News • Yen Advances Versus Euro as Drop in U.S. Sentiment Revives Safety Demand • Colombia Peso to Fall as Rally Concerns Central Bank, RBC, Barclays Say

The dollar fell to the lowest level this year against the currencies of six major U.S. trading partners as speculation the global economy is emerging from the recession reduced demand for a refuge.

Jul 28 09:16

Obama's Plan Isn't the Answer

For the 85 percent of Americans who already have health insurance, the Obama health plan is bad news. It means higher taxes, less health care and no protection if they lose their current insurance because of unemployment or early retirement.

President Obama's primary goal is to extend formal health insurance to those low-income individuals who are currently uninsured despite the nearly $300-billion-a-year Medicaid program. Doing so the Obama way would cost more than $1 trillion over the next 10 years. There surely must be better and less costly ways to improve the health and health care of that low-income group.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Why don't we take all those dollars funding these endless wars without end and divert them to a health care program which really works for We the People?

If a country like Belgium, for heaven's sake, can manage to take care of its people from an standpoint of healthcare, why can't the US?

Jul 28 09:16

FLASHBACK - Romania probes Israeli adoption agency link in organ trafficking

The Romanian Embassy in Israel has asked for, and received from the Labor and Social Affairs Ministry, a list of all children born in Romania who have been brought to Israel for adoption in recent years. The Romanian officials are trying to ascertain if all such children arrived in Israel with all organs in their bodies.

Jul 28 09:12

FLASHBACK - Suspect in international organ trafficking ring testifies Israeli government financed transplants

A retired Israeli army officer under arrest on suspicion of participating in an international organ trafficking scheme testified before a Brazilian court that the Israeli government financed organ transplants, the daily O Globo reported.

In South Africa, where the transplants were performed, police arrested an elderly physician and a regional transplant coordinator for a private hospital group for their involvement in the Israeli-led organ trafficking ring that was uncovered last December. The scheme involved donors from Brazil, and transplants performed in South Africa for patients from a variety of countries.

Jul 28 09:07

Verizon to cut 8,000 employee and contractor jobs, won't be hiring much until recession ends

Phone company Verizon says it will cut 8,000 jobs from among employees and contractors before the end of the year to keep costs in line as the recession saps demand from businesses for telecommunications services.

Jul 28 09:06

Fed up? Fed out!

Oh, just everyday folks with names like Rockefeller, J.P. Morgan and Rothschild who, a century ago, joined forces to saddle the U.S. with a central bank that, naturally, they’d control, in turn giving them control over the country’s money supply.

Alas! If only our nation’s framers had been smart enough to anticipate a ploy like this and thus guard against it in the Constitution.

Jul 28 09:05

Has Evony become the most despised game on the web?

On the surface, Evony is a pretty standard online strategy game – a simulation in which players take the role of a medieval noble who must build up an empire. But the way the game has been marketed has created a bit of a stir: the games marketer Bruce Everiss has charted the volume of spam being sent by its creators, while Jeff Atwood, a US programmer and blogger, has documented the ads' increasingly racy nature – from a simple medieval warrior promising the game would be "free forever", through a string of increasingly racy images ... until, finally, it was simply advertising itself by showing a pair of breasts.

Jul 28 09:04

New Taser can shock three people at once

Manufacturers of the Taser stun gun on Monday unveiled a new handheld weapon on Monday which is capable of shocking three people without having to reload.

A December 2008 report from Amnesty International said 334 people had died after being shocked by Tasers between 2001 and August last year.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Watch the number of deaths and injuries from the use of this device by police skyrocket.

The use of these devices, coupled with the increasing militarism of America's police does not make me feel one bit more safe; in fact, quite the converse.

Jul 28 08:58

Ben Bernanke's 'Traveling Medicine Show'

These days Traveling Medicine Shows use private jets and limos to take them to Town Hall meetings where they sell the American public BS about how the Fed is our friend, is looking out for the USA and outright lies, like this one... "The Federal Reserve is an independent government agency also called the central bank."

And this one: "We are an agency of the government, but we're - within the government we need to have some independence from Congress and the administration, and the most important area is monetary policy."

The Fed is NOT a government agency. It is a cartel of private banks and families that own the system and 'lend' the USA it's own money, from which they make a handsome GUARANTEED return.

Jul 28 08:56

S ISRAEL OR IRAN THE GREATER THREAT?

One of the main items that was discussed on Israeli TV last night was the ‘threat’ Iran is to the security of Israel. U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates seemed to be in agreement with every statement made by Ehud Barak, Israel’s Minister of Defense.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Iran does not have nukes and has not invaded anybody for 200 years.

Israel has nukes and constantly invades its neighbors.

Jul 28 08:54

ISRAEL AND NAZI GERMANY, TWEEDLDEE AND TWEEDLDUM

Avigdor Lieberman, the brashly-racist foreign minister of the apartheid Israeli state, reportedly recently ordered Zionist embassies around the world to circulate a 1941 photo showing the former Mufti of Jerusalem Hajj Amin Husseini meeting with German Nazi leader Adolf Hitler. Lieberman hopes that the picture would help counter growing international pressure on the Zionist regime to stop ethnic-cleansing measures against the Palestinians, especially in occupied Jerusalem .

Lieberman’s desperate act is likely to raise many eyebrows since it comes from a man whose mindset and ideological convictions differ little from those of Adolf Hitler.

Jul 28 08:53

GAZA CHILDREN STILL RELIVING THE TERROR OF WAR IN THEIR PAINTINGS

It is really sad that the children still think of the cruel war against Gaza earlier this year. These are talented children but in drawing the scenes of war and prison their worst nightmares are relived over and over again.

Jul 28 08:52

OBAMA A RACIST?

Israeli racists calling President Obama a racist…..because his support of apartheid is questionable at this time…..

Jul 28 08:52

FLASHBACK - Israel Kills Palestinian Boys, Steals Organs For Transplants

The Zionist state has tacitly admitted that doctors at the Israeli forensic institute at Abu Kabir had extracted the vital organs of three Palestinian teenage children killed by the Israeli Army nearly ten days ago.

Zionist Minister of Health Nessim Dahhan said in response to a question by Arab member of the Zionist Parliament 'Knesset', Ahmed Teibi, on Tuesday that he couldn't deny that organs of Palestinian youths and children killed by the Israeli forces were taken out for transplants or scientific research.

"I couldn't say for sure that something like that (taking out the organs) didn't happen."

Jul 28 08:49

7 arrested in North Carolina on terrorism charges

Webmaster's Commentary: 

A very newsworthy report, just in time to take the focus off of the New Jersey corruption arrests.

But read carefully; these guys haven't actually DONE ANYTHING. And even the supposed planned actions were supposedly to be carried out in other countries.

This feels like "Wag the Muslims" to take the focus off the organ trafficking scandal.

Jul 28 08:44

Online petition stalls plan to ban violent videogames in Germany

German government plans to ban violent videogames will have to be put on hold, after a successful internet petition by German gamers.

Officials had hoped to bring in a ban before federal elections in September, but the level of online opposition means the Bundestag must now examine and discuss gamers' demands. With more than 67,000 signatures, the e-petition calls for a ruling against the ban of violent video games and an increased focus on keeping such games out of children's hands. German gamers also want more government promotion of the videogame industry.

Jul 28 08:43

Protesters stroll through Brooklyn’s Prospect Park singing for boycott of Motorola

Fifteen New York human rights advocates strolled through Prospect Park in Brooklyn on Saturday for two and a half hours, singing songs calling on park-goers to boycott communications giant Motorola until it stops providing technology that aids Israel’s army and settlement movement in committing human rights abuses. The protesters carried a 13-foot-wide banner that was seen by thousands of park-goers saying “Boycott Motorola”, “Free Palestine,” “Goodbye Motorola, Goodbye Apartheid.” The protest is part of a growing worldwide movement to boycott Israel that has gained momentum since Israel’s recent attack on Gaza killing 1400 Palestinians.

Jul 28 08:38

Butchers: The hidden truth about Israel's kidney theft ring

Nancy Scheper-Hughes of the University of California, Berkeley, was and is very clear as to Rosenbaum's role in the ring.

"He is the main U.S. broker for an international trafficking network," she said.

Her sources include a man who started working with Rosenbaum imagining he was helping people in desperate need. The man then began to see the donors, or to be more accurate, sellers, who were flown in from impoverished countries such as Moldova.

"He said it was awful. These people would be brought in and they didn't even know what they were supposed to be doing and they would want to go home and they would cry," Scheper-Hughes said.

Jul 28 08:34

DoD concludes military failures caused death of Shaler Green Beret

The Department of Defense today concluded that failures within military systems and the operations of Houston-based defense contractor KBR Inc. led to the 2008 electrocution death of a Shaler Green Beret.

Findings released by the U.S. Inspector General indicate that "multiple systems and organizations failed," leaving Staff Sgt. Ryan Maseth, 24, exposed to "unacceptable risk" prior to his Jan. 2, 2008 death.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is mil-speak for "they wired the building backwards with all the switches and circuit breakers on the neutral line."

Jul 28 08:32

Anti-Obama Rally in Jerusalem

For the first time in years, the nationalist camp will hold a large scale rally against United States policies vis-à-vis Israel.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

A really meaningful protest would be to refuse those checks.

Jul 28 08:25

When Will Americans Come to the Aid of Palestine?

Unless President Barack Obama resolves to expunge 'special' from the U.S.-Israeli 'special relationship,' this entangled alliance will continue to ensure that the U.S. is portrayed as guilty by its association with Tel Aviv's thuggish behavior in Palestine and elsewhere. And by the U.S. insistence that Israel not be held accountable under international law.

Jul 28 08:24

Dershowitz's Anti-Palestinian Slander

"The truth," wrote Dershowitz, "is that the Palestinian leadership, supported by the Palestinian masses, played a significant role in Hitler's Holocaust."

This claim is preposterous. And, needless to say, Dershowitz utterly fails to prove it, managing only to establish the already known facts that a Palestinian leader, Husseini, had a relationship with the Nazis, and that many Palestinians still consider Husseini something of a nationalist hero. The idea that Husseini, let alone the Palestinians as a whole, played a "significant role in Hitler's Holocaust" is laughable, as if the Nazis required one of the sub-human races to sign off on their plans for mass murder.

Jul 28 08:20

Word of ex-Nazi guard to play crucial role in Demjanjuk trial

In 1977, Demjanjuk was accused of being "Ivan the Terrible," a sadistic guard at the Treblinka death camp, and was deported to Israel. Two years later, the KGB interviewed Danilchenko again, and he provided them a much more detailed version of Demjanjuk's duties as a guard, including herding Jews into the gas chamber.

The 1949 statement was used against Demjanjuk during his trial in Israel, linking him to Nazi camps in Sobibor and Flossenburg, but not Treblinka. The second statement was not turned over to defense attorneys, and Demjanjuk's lawyers argued the document and others that were withheld could have helped him prove his innocence.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

In Israel, the accusation of being a Nazi camp guard is so serious that even innocence cannot be used as a defense!

Jul 28 08:07

Today we all stand before Leonard Peltier’s Parole Board

Peltier was charged more than a third of a century ago with the murder of two FBI agents. The circumstances of the prosecution, and the legal history of the case, involve thousands of pages of missing evidence, compromised witnesses and procedures so twisted as to stagger the imagination and leave any sense of fair play and reasonable jurisprudence buried in the dust.

Through it all, Peltier has maintained his dignity and strength with astonishing grace. He will be 65 years old in September, having spent more than half his life behind bars. His body is wracked with prison-related ailments. He has great grandchildren he has never seen.

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From http://www.leonardpeltier.net/theman.htm

A participant in the American Indian Movement, Peltier went to assist the Oglala Lakota people on the Pine Ridge Reservation in the mid-70s where a tragic shoot-out occurred on June 26, 1975. Accused of the murder of two agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Peltier fled to Canada believing he would never receive a fair trial in the United States.

On February 6, 1976, Peltier was apprehended. The FBI knowingly presented the Canadian court with fraudulent affidavits, and Peltier was returned to the U.S. for trial.

Key witnesses were banned from testifying about FBI misconduct & testimony about the conditions and atmosphere on the Pine Ridge Reservation at the time of the shoot-out was severely restricted. Important evidence, such as conflicting ballistics reports, was ruled inadmissible. Still, the U.S. Prosecutor failed to produce a single witness who could identify Peltier as the shooter. Instead, the government tied a bullet casing found near the bodies of their agents to the alleged murder weapon, arguing that this gun had been the only one of its kind used during the shootout, and that it had belonged to Peltier.

Later, Mr. Peltier’s attorneys uncovered, in the FBI’s own documents, that more than one weapon of the type attributed to Peltier had been present at the scene and the FBI had intentionally concealed a ballistics report that showed the shell casing could not have come from the alleged murder weapon. Other troubling information emerged: the agents undoubtedly followed a red pickup truck onto the land where the shoot-out took place, not the red and white van driven by Peltier; and compelling evidence against several other suspects existed and was concealed.

At the time, however, the jury was unaware of these facts. Peltier was convicted and sentenced to two consecutive life terms. He is currently imprisoned at the U.S. Penitentiary in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania.

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Back in 1976, most Americans were still unaware of the degree to which the FBI fabricates evidence, even in the wake of the COINTELPRO hearings in Congress. Today, looking back at the FBI's long run of exposed lies and deceptions, it is far easier to understand what happened to Peltier and how easily it can be made to happen to any of us.

I hope for the best in today's parole hearings. But ours is a government that does not tolerate embarrassments, and I expect Peltier will be treated the same way as the torture victims of Guantanamo; be kept out of sight for the rest of his life.

Jul 28 08:05

Apple jettisoning Google Voice from App Store

The systematic disappearances don't have a larger official explanation but, given the common thread of their using the same service, is now thought less to a matter of Apple guarding its built-in features and more cellular carriers pushing it to keep the service out. Google Voice not only lets users provide one virtual phone number to call multiple real phones but greatly reduces the cost of outbound long-distance and messaging, all of which potentially deprive AT&T and eventually other carriers of possible extra revenue.

Apple and AT&T have some explaining to do.

Jul 28 08:04

Whistleblower tells of America's hidden nightmare for its sick poor

It was July 2007 and Potter, a senior executive at giant US healthcare firm Cigna, was visiting relatives in the poverty-ridden mountain districts of northeast Tennessee. He saw an advert in a local paper for a touring free medical clinic at a fairground just across the state border in Wise County, Virginia.

Potter, who had worked at Cigna for 15 years, decided to check it out. What he saw appalled him. Hundreds of desperate people, most without any medical insurance, descended on the clinic from out of the hills. People queued in long lines to have the most basic medical procedures carried out free of charge. Some had driven more than 200 miles from Georgia. Many were treated in the open air. Potter took pictures of patients lying on trolleys on rain-soaked pavements.

Jul 28 08:00

MPs ignore public anger and give themselves £9,000 expenses deal by stealth

MPs have ignored public anger over the expenses system by quietly introducing new rules which allow them to claim up to £9,125 a year without producing any receipts.

Jul 28 08:00

US troops back on patrol in Iraq

Nearly a month after American troops officially withdrew from urban areas in Iraq, they are quietly going back in again, patrolling the streets of towns and cities where, despite improvements in security, violence remains an everyday occurrence.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Dear Mr. President

You campaigned on a promise to end the wars and bring our kids home.

If you cannot or will not keep that promise, kindly resign in favor of someone who will.

"The will of the people is the law of the land." -- Harry S Truman

Jul 28 07:57

Israel okays extradition of suspected Israeli mob kingpins to U.S.

Jerusalem District Court on Wednesday approved the state's request to extradite senior mob figures Yitzhak and Meir Abergil to the United States as per a criminal indictment that was served against them last year. The Abergils are the subject of a racketeering investigation.

Israeli authorities will also extradite three additional suspected criminals - Sason Barashi, Moshe Malul, and Yisrael Ozifa - implicated in the Abergil investigation.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

But, but, but, all those Hollywood movies said that the Italians were the mob guys!!!!!!!

Jul 28 07:49

MSNBC Implies People Skeptical Of Government Are Psychologically Insane

During a discussion of the Obama birth certificate controversy, MSNBC host Chris Matthews and his guests implied that anyone who questions the official 9/11 story, thinks the Bilderberg group are exercising power to create a world government, people who are worried about gun control and immigration, or even people who are merely skeptical of government, are psychologically insane.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This tells us that the Obama birth certificate story is being used as a straw man to "poison the well" of public discussion about the government.
The media are going to fan this issue up, then Obama will show his real birth certificate, and the corporate media will use that to attack discussions about 9-11, Israel, the validity of the wars, torture, etc.

Jul 28 07:39

Obama Hawaii born, insist Isle officials

"I, Dr. Chiyome Fukino, director of the Hawai'i State Department of Health, have seen the original vital records maintained on file by the Hawai'i State Department of Health verifying Barrack Hussein Obama was born in Hawai'i and is a natural-born American citizen. I have nothing further to add to this statement or my original statement issued in October 2008 over eight months ago...."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I think that the fact that more and more people are signing onto this nonsense reveals the high degree of disappointment in Obama, confirming the numbers we are seeing from Rasmussen and Zogby.

Jul 28 07:38

Hawaii again declares Obama birth certificate real

Jul 28 06:06

Citizens of the United States Welcome to Animal Farm 2009

The United States has gradually degenerated from a Republic based on individual liberties to a socialized oligarchy run by an exclusive few. The country was founded upon the platform of individual rights. We declared our independence from Great Britain because of excessive regulation and taxation. Americans fought for the right to live their lives free from the subjugation of an overbearing governmental body. The Founding Fathers declared our independence with these immortal words:

July 27, 2009

Jul 27 21:28

Real Unemployment Rate Hits a 68-Year High

From December 2007, when the recession began, to May of this year, 6.0 million U.S. workers lost their jobs. The big three U.S. automakers are closing plants and letting white-collar workers go too. Chrysler, the worst off of the three, will lay off one-quarter of its workforce even if it survives. Heavy equipment manufacturer Caterpillar and giant banking conglomerate Citigroup have both laid off thousands of workers. Circuit City, the leading electronics retailer, went out of business, costing its 40,000 workers their jobs. Lawyers in large national firms are getting the ax. Even on Sesame Street, workers are losing their jobs.

Jul 27 21:21

Zogby: Obama’s Slipping Popularity

The public opinion honeymoon appears to be over for the Obama Presidency. Here’s what our latest measure of his popularity shows:

“A new Zogby Interactive survey shows a slight decline in President Barack Obama’s job approval, with 48% of likely voters now approving of the job he is doing as president, down from 51% who said the same in an interactive/telephone hybrid poll conducted in mid-June. Forty-nine percent now say they disapprove of the job the president has done so far in office and 4% are not sure.

Jul 27 20:31

Israel on Iran: Anything it takes to stop nukes

JERUSALEM – Israel hardened its insistence Monday that it would do anything it felt necessary to stop Iran from getting a nuclear bomb, just the ultimatum the United States hoped not to hear as it tried to nudge Iran to the bargaining table.

Jul 27 20:18

US Defence Secretary Robert Gates has urged Iran to respond to US diplomatic overtures by September

Mr Obama made an overture to Iran, saying that if it and countries like it were "willing to unclench their fists"....

Unclench their fists Mr. Obama? --like the U.S. has been doing with torture and colonization over the past decades? That's a good one Mack Daddy.

Jul 27 20:17

Other Unknown Facts : The Truth About Cops and Race

The Truth About Cops and Race
By Michael Filozof
Last week, Harvard Professor Henry Louis Gates, a black man, was arrested by a white police officer for disorderly conduct. Gates accused the officer of racism. President Obama created a national media firestorm by commenting on the arrest, saying the cops "acted stupidly" and that the U.S. has a "long history" of "African-Americans and Latinos being stopped by law enforcement disproportionately, and that's just a fact."
It's that old liberal stereotype once again - bigoted white cops picking on poor, innocent blacks, just like Selma, Ala. in 1963. Really?
The truth is quite the opposite: minority suspects are likely to kill or injure white officers at a rate much higher than the minority component of the overall population.

Jul 27 19:59

Not so honest Skip Gates gets caught

July 27, 2009
Skip Gates corrects his foundation's filings
Thomas Lifson
Oops, that research grant wasn't a research grant. And a conservative blogger apparently forced the "distinguished scholar" to come clean.
Chalk up another leftist embarrassed into doing the right thing by a conservative blogger. Dan Riehl of Riehl World View last Saturday exposed the rather questionable practices of Henry Louis Gates Jr's very own Inkwell Foundation, located in his Harvard-owned home on Ware St. in Cambridge. The one Sgt. Crowley tried to protect from a reported burglary.

Jul 27 19:29

Obama administration eases restrictions on lobbyists for stimulus money

Rather than holding their ground, the Obama administration has decided to revise the restriction that did not allow lobbyists to meet with government officials to discuss potential uses for the Federal stimulus money they have been allocated. Under the guidelines prior to this revision, lobbyists were forced to put their contacts with holder’s of stimulus money in writing, telephone calls and in-person visits were restricted.

Jul 27 18:58

Conyers Sees No Point in Members Reading 1,000-Page Health Care Bill

During his speech at a National Press Club luncheon, House Judiciary Chairman John Conyers (D-Mich.), questioned the point of lawmakers reading the health care bill.

Jul 27 18:49

House votes to outlaw cartoons

Not one Democrat opposed the SAFE Act. Two Republicans did: Rep. Ron Paul, the libertarian-leaning presidential candidate from Texas, and Rep. Paul Broun from Georgia.

Jul 27 18:43

Banned On Youtube

ANOTHER COPY OF THE "FEELING THE HATE" VIDEO.

Jul 27 18:30

7 Muslims arrested in US

Kinda have to read between the lines - this guy Boyd was involved with terrorists in Afghanistan....when the terrorists were the GOOD GUYS! LOL!

Jul 27 18:17

ISRAEL’S MENACING RHETORIC TOWARD LEBANON AND THREATS TOWARD IRAN ARE INTRINSICALLY LINKED.

Israel has made it quite clear that in any future conflict with Hezbollah, Israel will regard the Lebanese government as being responsible for Hezbollah’s actions. This means that any attack Israel launches against Hezbollah will now include action against all of Lebanon and Lebanon’s armed forces.

Since Israel now regards Hezbollah as an integral part of the Lebanese government, any future war launched by Israel to destroy Hezbollah will have to involve a full-on invasion – which, of course, is what the Israelis have always wanted to do and have attempted a number of times before. But next time will different. Next time the Israelis invade Lebanon it will be with overwhelming force and the resulting occupation of southern Lebanon up to the Litani River will likely be permanent.

Jul 27 18:12

Deadly Nigeria clashes spread

The fighters belonged to a group known as Boko Haram - which means "Western education is sin" in the local Hausa dialect - and have called for a nationwide enforcement of sharia (Islamic law).

Jul 27 18:07

Please show your ID, Sir

WHAT CONSTITUTES RACIAL PROFILING?
By Paul Proctor
July 24, 2009
The fact that Barack Obama commented on the incident at a Wednesday news conference, saying that police “acted stupidly,” seemed rather odd to me, bringing to mind another controversial identity issue in the news: Obama’s own refusal to provide a copy of his original long-form, hospital-generated, birth certificate to prove his American citizenship – something every candidate for president must do to satisfy the Constitutional requirement of being a “natural born citizen.

Jul 27 18:03

Researcher Steven Hatfill wins settlement in anthrax case

And should anyone question his innocence, he will have $5.8 million to show that the government no longer considers him a suspect.

Jul 27 18:00

Dr. Steven Hatfill Wins Settlement in Anthrax Case

From 2008 press release regarding Hatfill winning case against FBIf:
"Our journalists also failed us, by putting aside their professional skepticism and shoveling the leaked information all too willingly into publication without questioning the accuracy of the information, the motives of the leakers, or the fairness of the government's tactics."

Jul 27 17:13

Did 'Blue Dog' bash his liberal constituents as conspiracy nuts?

But many Minnesotans in the seventh congressional district may wonder why their Democratic representative thinks a quarter of them are so nuts that he won't go to town meetings anymore.

Jul 27 17:08

The FBI is AWOL on 911 Forensics - updated

With the intrepid investigative bureau in the news again this seems relevant. Updates at bottom.

Jul 27 16:22

Gibbs: Birth Certificate Controversy is “Made-Up Fictional Nonsense”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I note that ABC linked to my copies of the birth announcements. So obviously ABC knows I am here.

Jul 27 16:20

Hackers may slip through hole found in Adobe tools

Cybercriminals may have a clear path to spread mayhem on computers this week by taking advantage of a newly discovered vulnerability in Adobe's (ADBE) ubiquitous Flash video player and Acrobat Reader, the widely used tool for opening PDF documents.

Jul 27 16:13

German Neo-Nazi murders pregnant Egyptian woman in court

A woman stabbed to death in a German court was an Egyptian who had sued her attacker after he insulted her for wearing the Islamic headscarf, local newspapers reported on Friday.

Marwa Aal-Sherbini, 32, who was killed in a court in Dresden on Wednesday, was the wife of Egyptian academic Elwi Ali Okaz who was also hurt in the incident and is now in critical condition in hospital, the state-owned Al-Akhbar reported.

Husband Okaz was in Germany on a scholarship through Menufiya University’s institute of Genetic Engineering. He is still unaware that his wife had died.

A German man killing a Muslim is called sick. A Muslim man killing a white man is called a Terrorist.

Jul 27 16:08

Americans rate Federal Reserve worst among 9 key agencies

The Gallup poll, conducted in mid-July, found that only 30 percent rated the Fed as doing an "excellent/good" job.

It was the lowest such score out of nine government agencies. And it was down sharply from the 53 percent who thought the Fed was doing an excellent to good job in a survey in 2003. At that time, then-Fed chief Alan Greenspan was steering a fragile economy back from the 2001 recession, terror attacks and corporate accounting scandals that had rocked Wall Street.

Jul 27 16:00

Gilad Atzmon - Time to Talk about the Rise of Jewish Crime?

"I am what you call a matchmaker," Rosenbaum is quoted as saying at a July 13 meeting with the two undercover agents.

"I'm doing this a long time," the complaint says Rosenbaum told the two agents. He then added: "Let me explain to you one thing. It's illegal to buy or sell organs. … So you cannot buy it. What you do is, you're giving a compensation for the time."

As we learn from Liberal Democrat Shadow Home Secretary Chris Huhne that “Britain is setting a shameful new record in anti-Semitic incidents this year,” we also happen to be informed by every press outlet about the massive New Jersey Corruption Sweep: A shocking tale of money-laundering and human organ trading led by a bunch of Rabbis.

Jul 27 15:58

Rabbi Israel Dwek denounces his son Shlomo accused of being fed informant; will sit Shiva

Rabbi Israel Dwek, the spiritual leader of the Sephardic Jewish community in the wealthy Monmouth County suburb of Deal, took to his pulpit on Saturday to cite the Talmudic Law of Moser that prohibits a Jew from informing on another Jew to a non-Jew.

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Translation: The rest of youse should shut the hell up, already!

Jul 27 15:39

The world's most deadly bubble

Carbon dioxide is heavier than air and after it pours over the top of the crater lake, it hugs the ground in invisible suffocating waves that follow the contours of the countryside.

Thus demonstrating that CO2 emissions won't rise up into the atmosphere to create a "greenhouse effect".

Jul 27 15:00

Censorship comes to America: AT&T blocks 4chan /b/

Jul 27 14:48

Idaho Police Sodomize Man with Taser

This is an audio recording of Idaho police breaking into a man's home and sodomizing him with a Taser, a new low, even for police.

Details found at source:

http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=f8e_1248710602

Jul 27 14:46

11 Suspicious Letters With White Powder Sent to N.J. Government Offices

The FBI is investigating 11 suspicious letters containing a white powder that were sent to various New Jersey government offices this month.

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Makes it a little awkward to close the investigation, doesn't it?

Jul 27 14:29

Prof says she told FBI about kidney trafficking

Nancy Scheper-Hughes, a professor of anthropology at the University of California, Berkeley, tipped off authorities seven years ago after learning of Levy-Izhak Rosenbaum's alleged crimes through her research, Ha'aretz wrote.

Jul 27 13:30

How to Get a Job in the Obama Administration, If You Are Jewish

This energizes Gutman and he tells the younger guy, "Shapiro is the guy to call. He is turning into the go to guy for Jews looking for a job in the Administration. Call him and tell him, Howard Gutman told you to call."

Jul 27 13:29

Infectious Diseases Study Site Questioned

The Department of Homeland Security relied on a rushed, flawed study to justify its decision to locate a $700 million research facility for highly infectious pathogens in a tornado-prone section of Kansas, according to a government report.

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Swell.

Jul 27 13:26

Sticker Shock: $23.7 Trillion Bailout?

"The total potential federal government support could reach up to $23.7 trillion," says Neil Barofsky, the special inspector general for the Troubled Asset Relief Program, in a report released today on the government's efforts to fix the financial system.

Yes, $23.7 trillion.

Jul 27 13:26

977,000 Mortgages in California are Toxic Waste: The Misleading Headline Numbers and New Home Sales Increase because of a $13,000 Price cut.

This is pure economics with prices falling you will expect new home sales to increase especially in the spring and summer months which are normally stronger. So even if we may be reaching a bottom nationwide in terms of months of inventory the coming wave of Alt-A and option ARM toxic waste will guarantee that we have years of pricing pressure on the downside. In the last 2 weeks, the S&P 500 has rallied by over 11 percent. What would constitute an above average year in terms of gains was accomplished in two weeks. Not because of spectacular earnings but because people want to believe in the financial idols of Wall Street. Mixed earnings is not reason enough for this massive rally but Wall Street as you may have noticed does not reflect main street reality.

Jul 27 13:26

Massive US Terrorism Simulation Involving Foreign Agencies Begins Today

A huge simulation coordinated by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has begun today with no mainstream media coverage at all.

The security exercise known as National Level Exercise 09 (NLE 09) will last for five days and will involve foreign security officials working in conjunction with the US military, as well as Federal, State, Local Tribal and Private Sector representatives.

According to a factsheet in the recesses of the FEMA website, the agency will host National Level Exercise 2009 (NLE 09) on July 27 through July 31, 2009:

Jul 27 13:08

Israel on Iran: Anything it takes to stop nukes

Israel hardened its insistence Monday that it would do anything it felt necessary to stop Iran from getting a nuclear bomb, just the ultimatum the United States hoped not to hear as it tried to nudge Iran to the bargaining table.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

One more time.

Iran does not have a nuclear weapon.

Iran is not building a nuclear weapon. The available evidence shows that they stopped their fledgling program in 2003.

What Iran is building is a nuclear power station, which they are legally allowed to do under the nuclear non-proliferation treaty, which both Iran and the United States have signed. Under article IV of the NNPT the United States is obligated to assist Iran in building their power station.

Even if Iran had a nuclear weapon they are not a threat either to the United States, which has thousands of warheads, or to Israel, which has at least 200.

Iran has not invaded anyone for 200 years.

In contrast ...

Israel has nuclear warheads, which they build in a no-longer-secret lab underneath the Dimona Reactor. Israel has never signed the NNPT and does not permit inspections of its facilities by the IAEA. Israel is constantly invading their neighbors.

Israel made the same accusations about Iraq just prior to bombing the power station at Osirik. Subsequent inspections following the 2003 invasion confirmed there was no clandestine weapons factory at the site. Israel's claims that Iraq possessed weapons of mass destruction were likewise totally false.

Who is the problem child of the Middle East?

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