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March 13, 2010

Mar 13 08:08


THIS week, when I return to my village in the occupied West Bank, I face possible arrest by Israel for engaging in nonviolent protests against abusive Israeli policies opposed by our own government.

This prospect is difficult after 29 years of living in the United States, where such activities are fully protected. It was this openness that attracted me to the U.S. I became a proud citizen and pursued work not only in my profession but also as a human rights advocate.

Mar 13 08:07


The insane drive for American hegemony threatens life on earth. The American people, by accepting the lies and deceptions of "their" government, are facilitating this outcome.

Mar 13 08:02

A city that should be shared

Israel builds still more facts on Palestinian ground, while stalemate persists

Mar 13 07:57

Revealed: British Premier Gordon Brown Is A Pedophile

Webmaster's Commentary: 

See also "The Franklin Scandal."

It seems that to reach the very highest levels of power, you must have some dark secret with which control of you can be assured to the financial interests whose money shapes politics.

Mar 13 07:50

Aging boomers face stark economics

Declining finances, rising health care costs threaten a generation

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The Baby Boomers are in trouble because back during the 1980s, it was realized that a surge of retirees would enter the Social Security System starting about now and that cash flow would go negative (originally expected near to 2020, the reversal has already occurred).

So, in the mid 1980s, Social Security taxes were increased in order to build up a cash surplus in the Social Security trust fund. But this was an intended surplus to cover the expected Baby Boomer shortfalls.

Then the Clintons came to power. And in 1998 Congressional Testimony revealed that Clinton's illusion of a Federal Budget Surplus had been manufactured by looting the cash from Social Security and spending it as general revenues!

In other words, Bill Clinton spent the retirement funds of Americans to balance his Federal Budget!

Don't take my word for it; read it yourself!

The government "borrowed" your retirement funds during what was claimed to be an economic boom, meaning that there could never really be a time when the loans could be paid back. So now, either the government has to tax the people a second time for the benefits already paid for (difficult to do when there is nothing to tax) or stiff Americans for the benefits they already paid for.

It is pretty obvious which way the Federal Government plans to handle this mess!

Mar 13 07:42

Wanna get dissed as being 'anti-Semitic?' Just speak some 9/11 truth.

NY judge ‘sanitizes’ 9/11 airline trials, blocks key fed witness testimony, Judge Alvin K. Hellerstein’s court to place limits on evidence and witness testimony by Bush administration officials regarding accounts, briefings, meetings and correspondence surrounding the September 11 attacks as the New York City litigation approaches its finale.

Mar 13 07:40

Campaign stunt launches a corporate 'candidate' for Congress

Murray Hill might be the perfect candidate for this political moment: young, bold, media-savvy, a Washington outsider eager to reshape the way things are done in the nation's capital. And if these are cynical times, well, then, it's safe to say Murray Hill is by far the most cynical.

Mar 13 07:40

What the devil is going on at the Vatican?

As the chief exorcist claims the Devil is lurking at the heart of the Catholic Church, Peter Stanford examines the uses of Satan.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

There is no Satan. The dirty old men got caught diddling the altar boys and are looking for a scapegoat to blame it all on!

"The devil made me do it!" -- Flip Wilson and several thousand pedophilic priests

Mar 13 07:38

UK Official Contacts Paul Drockton: "No D-Notices Against Pedophile Exposure"

"I wish to make it clear that there is absolutely no truth in the statement... that the 'Blair government…issued a D-Notice to gag the press from revealing the names of known paedophiles within the British executive'. No 'D Notice' advice has ever been issued in connection either with the Hollie Greig case or the naming of paedophiles, as these issues fall far outside Defence Advisory Notice concerns. "

Webmaster's Commentary: 

What if there was a D-notice on the D-notice?

Mar 13 07:37

Sarkozy approval rating at lowest-ever level

In another major blow to the French president ahead of this month's local elections, a new poll suggests that Nicolas Sarkozy does not have the approval of 64 percent of the French.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Maybe the French are getting sick of leaders more worried about Israel than their own country.

Good for the French!

Mar 13 07:36

This Common Food Ingredient Is As Addictive as Cocaine?

About 70 percent of his work involves research and, for a number of years, he has been studying the effects of fructose on the metabolic system in animals and cell culture, as well as in clinical studies.

Most of this research is focused on how fructose might cause obesity, high blood pressure, kidney disease, fatty liver, and other health-related problems.

Here, Dr. Johnson discusses how uric acid in your blood can wreak havoc on your blood pressure, insulin production and even kidney function.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

While I question the sensationalist headline about HFCS being as addictive as cocaine, the rest of the commentary about High-Fructose Corn Syrup is worth looking at. My wife and I put HFCS on the "do not consume" list quite a while ago and saw major improvements in several areas of our health.

Mar 13 07:34


AGAINST allowing Americans to support murder!!

Just let some other group here try to raise money for the military of any other country! They’d be behind bars so quickly they wouldn’t know what hit them.

Mar 13 07:31

Clinton Snubs Netanyahu: Israeli Move Insulting

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton on Friday delivered a stinging rebuke to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for his government's announcement this week of new Jewish housing in occupied east Jerusalem.

In an interview with CNN Clinton said the move was "insulting" to the US. "We have to make clear to our Israeli friends and partner that the two-state solution which we support, which the prime minister himself said he supports, requires confidence-building measures on both sides," she said.

Mar 13 07:31

Economy Kept On Life Support While Global Governance Is Organized

While the mainstream media puts on the recovery song and dance, the fundamental problems of the collapse remain the same, and in some cases are growing ever more precarious. Subsections of the public, unaware of the real issues at hand, are holding a misguided jubilee in the tranquil eye of a hurricane, wrongly assuming that the storm has passed.

Mar 13 07:30

Collapse of the American Empire: swift, silent, certain

'The Consummation of Empire' focuses us on Ferguson's core message: At the very peak of their power, affluence and glory, leaders arise, run amok with imperial visions and sabotage themselves, their people and their nation. They have it all.

But more-is-not enough as greed, arrogance and a thirst for power consume them. Back in the early days of the Iraq war, Kevin Phillips, political historian and former Nixon strategist, also captured this inevitable tendency in Wealth and Democracy:

Mar 13 07:29

Oil companies look at permanent refinery cutbacks

The response to slumping gasoline use would probably mean higher prices for drivers.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And here I was thinking that the law of supply and demand meant that lower demand meant lower prices!

Mar 13 07:28

The GM war in Europe starts here

Brussels bureaucrats want to spread GM crops throughout Europe, against the will of most of its people, says Geoffrey Lean.

Mar 13 07:27

German tells of childhood abuse by Catholic priest

"When I was 10 years old, the local Catholic priest selected me to be an altar boy," he says.

"I was very excited. After the service he took me up to his apartment. I felt so proud. Then he locked the door, sat down and undid my trousers. He performed a sexual act on me. At that very moment he murdered my soul."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"I am certain that every parent of every child molested by the clergy prayed to the god of their church every night that their child would be safe from evil. That such abuse of children is epidemic suggests one of only two possible conclusions.

1. The omnipotent and omniscient all-powerful God they pray to is a sick psychotic bastard who thinks dirty old men molesting young children inside his local branches is kinda cool.

2. There is no God.

Take your pick."

Now, I realize this upsets those who refuse to face up to the fact they have been the victims of history's most enduring swindle, and I have the hate-mail to prove it. They cannot bring themselves to face up to the fact that they have lived their whole life believing that if they just keep putting money in the collection plate and repeat the magical incantations, that somehow they will escape death. Confronted with the choice of having to admit they got suckered, or continuing to turn a blind eye to continuing harm inflicted on yet more children, the vast majority of the religious deranged seem to have decided that pretending these assaults on children are somehow acceptable to their God is preferable to ever admitting that maybe they were fools and suckers.

We rightly criticize those parents who allowed their children to stay with Michael Jackson simply because they wanted to bask in Jackson's fame. But are those parents who ignored their own childrens' accusations against priests in order to secure their personal path to the afterlife any less vile?

Mar 13 07:18

Video: Is Catastrophe Ahead for US-China Relations? – Michel Chossudovsky

United States-China relations are on the rocks recently, China says that they have been seriously disrupted. Essentially, China feels that it is being threatened by the United States and this has been mounting since 1999. The threats are coming in the form of diplomacy, however Michel Chossudovsky says that the United States also has missiles pointed at Chinese cities.

Mar 13 07:15

Taboo Inhibits Frank Iran/Israel Talk

Participants at an otherwise informative discussion on “Iran at a Crossroads” at the Senate on Wednesday seemed at pains to barricade the doors against the proverbial elephant being admitted into the room — in this case, Israel.

Mar 13 07:07

Slide in climate change belief is a temporary glitch

It has taken a perfect storm of snow, scientific doubt and political failure to dent public acceptance of the reality of global warming - but these factors will pass.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"We hired the Penthouse Pets to paint the hockey stick on their [REDACTED]. That will turn this thing around. At least for the men. And the lesbians." -- Saint Al of the Gore

Mar 13 07:05

British law firm 'conspired' to hide $50bn debts of Wall St giant

A top British law firm helped stricken banking giant Lehman Brothers hide its debts in the run-up to the bank's collapse, a report said yesterday.

Linklaters, one of the City's 'magic circle' law practices, signed off questionable accounting techniques to disguise $50billion (£36billion) debts.

Mar 13 07:04

Call girl ring ‘of 350 women’ linked to alleged corruption over Rome G8 contracts

A prostitution ring linked to alleged corruption in the awarding of public works contracts for the G8 summit in Italy involved as many as 350 women, investigating magistrates said yesterday.

The apparent scale of the “sex for favours” affair, which was previously said to involve three or four women, is a further blow to the centre-Right Government of Silvio Berlusconi.

Mar 13 07:02

Family-farm advocates call for U.S. to ‘bust up big ag’

Whether they realized it or not, the roughly 250 family farmers, workers and consumers gathered in Ankeny, Iowa, Thursday night fired off their own point-by-point response to a letter from two Republican senators that urged the U.S. departments of agriculture and justice to maintain the existing status quo in the agriculture industry.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Now that Monsanto has bought up all the smaller seed producers and effectively created a monopoly, note how seed prices are starting to skyrocket!

Mar 13 07:01

Amy Goodman Interviews the Parents of Rachel Corrie

Rachel Corrie was a college student from Washington state who tried to slow the destruction of Palestinian homes in Gaza. She was run down by an Israeli military bulldozer operator while she communicated with him on a bullhorn.

The Israeli Defense Forces were not held accountable. But, the parents of Rachel Corrie this week, are actually having their day in court. They are currently in Haifa, Israel for the civil case involving the death of their daughter.

Amy Goodman of Democracy Now, talked to Cindy and Craig Corrie; two courageous parents who are trying to find justice in a nation that routinely destroys the homes of Palestinian people in its ever-broadening claim of the tiny amount of remaining Palestinian land.

Mar 13 06:58

On a Good Pope, a Bad Politician and an Evil General

"With all due respect to the Holy See, we cannot ignore the burden he bears, as a young German who joined the Hitler Youth and as a person who joined Hitler's army, which was an instrument in the extermination," Rivlin told Israel Radio and added: "He came and told us as if he were a historian, someone looking in from the sidelines, about things that should not have happened. And what can you do? He was a part of them."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Can a Pope abdicate?

Mar 13 06:56

Pope 'led cover-up of child abuse by priests'

Before being elected as Pope Benedict XVI in April last year, the pontiff was Cardinal Thomas Ratzinger who had, for 24 years, been the head of the powerful Congregation of the Doctrine of The Faith, the department of the Roman Catholic Church charged with promoting Catholic teachings on morals and matters of faith. An arch-Conservative, he was regarded as the 'enforcer' of Pope John Paul II in cracking down on liberal challenges to traditional Catholic teachings.

Mar 13 06:54

Report: U.S. promises to halt Israeli building in East Jerusalem

A Palestinian official told the newspaper Al-Quds Al-Arabi Saturday that U.S. Middle East envoy George Mitchell promised Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas that the U.S. will bring a halt to Israeli building in East Jerusalem.

"In a telephone conversation, Mitchell said the U.S. would make sure Israel stops building in the area," the Palestinian official told the London based Arabic daily newspaper.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"... until after the US elections. After that, you're on your own!"

Mar 13 06:52

Pelosi we have to pass the health care bill so that you can find out what is in it

Mar 12 18:13

Pope John Paul II Pope is 'shocked' to hear of abuse case in Munich while he was archbishop

Pope Benedict XVI has for the first time been drawn into the Catholic sex abuse scandal in his home country of Germany.

His former archdiocese of Munich has acknowledged that, while he was in charge, it dealt with a suspected paedophile priest by transferring him to a different parish where he went on to commit sex offences against children. The revelation has drawn attention to Benedict's handling of abuse claims, both when archbishop and later as a prefect of the Vatican office dealing with such crimes, a position he held until becoming pope in 2005.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The only "shock" this man is experiencing is that this scandal has become public, and there are going to be financial repercussions to the church not only in Munich, but also globally

Mar 12 18:02

Israeli Soldiers Brutalizing Palestinian Children

"Two....soldiers stopped us and handcuffed us, (took) us to two separate jeeps, (took) me to the settlement and put me in a corner, (put) a dog next to me," refused to let him use the bathroom, threatened to hold him forever, wouldn't let him call his mother, blindfolded him, and held him until his father managed to get him late at night.

He was terrified, held for 10 hours, traumatized by the incident, and unable to sleep, "worried sick about his brother in jail and extremely afraid that the soldiers would come back" and do it again, which they did, and do repeatedly to hundreds of Palestinian youths, their siblings, parents and friends, guilty of being Palestinian on land Israel wants to make historic Palestine an ethnically pure Jewish state.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Apparently, according to the IDF, ethnic cleansing of Palestinians is absolutely acceptable, be it by slaughtering an innocent pregnant woman, denying care to medically fragile Palestinians, or torturing prisoners some time to death.

One has to shake one's head at the reality that many of those in the Israeli military and Israeli government are the grand-children of Holocaust survivors.

One might imagine somehow that the understanding that all ethnic cleansing is morally appalling would have wound up being a primary value for a society whose ancestors had survived it; unfortunately, that is not the case with Israel.

Mar 12 17:50

Israeli army to seal off West Bank as tensions rise

The action was taken "for security reasons" including a risk of attacks, the spokesman said. The area was sealed off at midnight on Thursday.

Israeli police have also said they would bar Muslim men under the age of 50 from prayers on Friday at Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa mosque compound, one of Islam's holiest sites, fearing unrest.

The moves come after violent clashes at the site, which is also holy to Jews, during last week's Muslim prayers, and fresh tensions over Israeli plans to build 1,600 homes for Jewish settlers in mostly Arab east Jerusalem.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Rather than eliminating unrest, these actions by the IDF are almost guaranteed to provoke violence, which is precisely why the IDF is doing this.

Mar 12 17:36

FEMA sells off Hurricane Katrina trailers tainted with formaldehyde

Consumer advocates and environmentalists are outraged that the government resold products it deemed unsafe to live in, saying warning stickers attached to the units will not keep people from misusing them.

Besides formaldehyde, units may be plagued by mold, mildew and propane gas leaks, FEMA acknowledged.

"Proceed with caution, extreme caution, if you are tempted to respond to what appears to be an attractive offer for a travel trailer or manufactured home," Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel wrote in a consumer alert.

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Mar 12 17:31

House Democrats appear set to pass Senate bill without voting on it

Republicans now expect Democrats to pass health care through the House with a trick only Capitol Hill could dream up: approving the Senate bill without voting on it.

Democrats will vote on a separate bill that includes language stating that the original Senate bill is “deemed passed.”

So by voting for the first bill — a reconciliation measure to fix certain things in the Senate bill — that will automatically pass the second bill — the original Senate bill — without a separate roll call taking place.

It’s called the “Slaughter Solution” (prepare for a weekend of endless TV gabbing about it).

Mar 12 17:27

Congress continues treason: votes 356-65 to levy more unlawful war against US soldiers in Afghanistan

*hyperlinks and videos live at source*

My headline is legally accurate, and the side of history you want to be on when America finally recognizes our government and corporate media’s fascism.

The definitions of political terms, relevant laws, and facts are simple; the problem is American’s cognitive dissonance to recognize the “Big Lie” at home rather than in a history book of some other place in some past time.

Mar 12 16:10

Deluded Obama Coffee Party Says Government is the Will of the People

In a brazen effort to drum out rising Tea Party voices, Obama’s Coffee Party has scheduled a “National Coffee Party Day” to be held on March 13 around the country.

“The Coffee Party Movement gives voice to Americans who want to see cooperation in government,” the Coffee Party USA website explains. “We recognize that the federal government is not the enemy of the people, but the expression of our collective will, and that we must participate in the democratic process in order to address the challenges that we face as Americans. As voters and grassroots volunteers, we will support leaders who work toward positive solutions, and hold accountable those who obstruct them.

Mar 12 15:46

With the Economic Crisis, the Number of Billionaires has Soared

The current global financial and economic crisis once again confirms the fact that during economic upheavals the rich get richer and the poor become even more destitute.

On Thursday, Forbes Magazine carried an updated list of the world's wealthiest people.

As of late 2009, the number of billionaires soared from 793 to 1,011 and their total fortunes from $2.4 trillion to $3.6 trillion. The number of Russian billionaires almost doubled, from 32 to 62.

Mar 12 15:27

Webster Tarpley: 'Virtual flag terrorism' is next threat

Cyber wars and cyber security are no longer fictional plots from science fiction movies. They are very real and very serious concerns for the American people, being tracked by politicians and the government in Washington. Webster Tarpley gives his opinion on the seriousness of the cyber threat.

Mar 12 15:04

Mexican military copter over U.S. neighborhood

BROWNSVILLE — The Zapata County sheriff Thursday was questioning why a Mexican military helicopter was hovering over homes on the Texas side of the Rio Grande.

It was one of the more jarring incidents of the fourth week of border tensions sparked by drug killings, and rumors of such killings, in the Mexican state of Tamaulipas.

Sheriff Sigifredo Gonzalez said he'd reviewed photos of the chopper flown by armed personnel Tuesday over a residential area known as Falcon Heights-Falcon Village near the binational Falcon Lake, just south of the Starr-Zapata county line. He said the helicopter appeared to have the insignia of the Mexican navy.

Mar 12 14:54

Obama Supports DNA Sampling Upon Arrest

But much can be learned from a DNA sample, which codes a person’s family ties, some health risks, and, according to some, can predict a propensity for violence.

This in combination to the insurers health care is a nightmare to come.

Mar 12 14:45

Climate change 'makes birds shrink' in North America

A study of almost half a million birds, belonging to over 100 species, shows that many are gradually becoming lighter and growing shorter wings.

This shrinkage has occurred within just half a century, with the birds thought to be evolving into a smaller size in response to warmer temperatures.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And of course the encroachment of humans into their natural habitat and decline in available food supplies would have nothing to do with that, correct?

Think back to a time when the Earth really was a lot warmer, with much more carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. It was called the Cretaceous Period, where the world world was a tropical rain forest, temperatures were much higher, food was abundant, and as a result, animals grew LARGER!

On the islands off of the coast of Los Angeles, paleontologists have discovered the bones of a species of woolly mammoth, identical to their mainland counterparts except in size. These so-called pygmy mammoths lived at the same time as their larger cousins, with the same global temperatures and same atmospheric composition. But, being isolated from the shore as the islands slowly drifted further away from shore by tectonic creep, they had limited food and limited space, and so natural selection favored the smaller among them, and over time, evolution shrank that species, even as their on-shore cousins remained the same size.

Mar 12 14:30

CIA may have dosed entire French village with LSD

French bread spiked with LSD in CIA experiment
A 50-year mystery over the 'cursed bread' of Pont-Saint-Esprit, which left residents suffering hallucinations, has been solved after a writer discovered the US had spiked the bread with LSD as part of an experiment.
An American investigative journalist has uncovered evidence suggesting the CIA peppered local food with the hallucinogenic drug LSD
In 1951, a quiet, picturesque village in southern France was suddenly and mysteriously struck down with mass insanity and hallucinations. At least five people died, dozens were interned in asylums and hundreds afflicted.

Mar 12 14:28

U.S. gave Israel green light for East Jerusalem construction

Based on Biden's reaction, it seems that he (and, presumably, his boss) has decided that it is better to leave with a few sour grapes than to quarrel with the vineyard guard. In his speech at Tel Aviv University, he said he appreciated Netanyahu's pledge that there would be no recurrence. But what exactly does that mean? That next time he comes, the Planning and Building Committee will be asked to defer discussion of similar plans until the honored guest has left? With the media storm dying down, Netanyahu can breathe a sigh of relief.

In a sense, the uproar actually helped him: To wipe the spit off his face, Biden had to say it was only rain. Therefore, he lauded Netanyahu's assertion that actual construction in Ramat Shlomo would begin only in another several years.

Mar 12 14:26

85% Top Income Tax Rate Needed to Close Deficit

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Raising taxes to 8% won't fix the problem because the government will always find another war to start, Israel will need more money, and the bankers will always raise interest rates to absorb any additional revenues.

There was a reason the Founding Fathers banned an income tax in the Constitution.

Mar 12 14:18

Decline of Israel and prospects for peace: interview with Jonathan Cook

In a wide-ranging interview with the New Left Project, Nazareth-based journalist Jonathan Cook describes the increasingly repressive nature of Israeli society and the prospects for a solution to the Israel-Palestine conflict.

Mar 12 14:08

Lula Says Leaders Afraid Israel May Attack Iran If Talks Fail

Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva said world leaders are afraid that Israel may attack Iran if a diplomatic solution over the country’s nuclear program is not reached “quickly.”

Mar 12 13:06

Economy Kept On Life Support While Global Governance Is Organized

While the mainstream media puts on the recovery song and dance, the fundamental problems of the collapse remain the same, and in some cases are growing ever more precarious. Subsections of the public, unaware of the real issues at hand, are holding a misguided jubilee in the tranquil eye of a hurricane, wrongly assuming that the storm has passed.

Mar 12 12:39

Truth and Consequences in the Gaza Invasion

Rabbi Marvin Hier that urged world leaders “not . . . to rebuild Gaza again” even though “many civilians will suffer”

Mar 12 12:39

Elite Retreat? McCain Drops Diet Bill

One of the dominant social themes of the elite is certainly the efficacy of Western (barber-shop evolved) surgical medicine. Other forms of health care including acupuncture, homeopathy and especially nutrition and vitamin therapy are to be marginalized if not demonized on an ongoing basis and hopefully regulated out of existence. (Those who suggest that the ever-growing application of vaccines at an early age are possibly detrimental are to be marginalized as well, if not vilified.)

Mar 12 12:34



The Greatest Story Ever Told from Zeitgeist the Movie explains the origin of popular modern religions.

The fundamental Sky-Sun Gods of ancient Egypt were Osiris, Horus and Ra. Because of a very large span of time these and other gods flourished in Egypt, there is a considerable degree of overlap & permutation regarding their attributes and stories. Zeitgeist simply encapsulates the general characteristics of these ancient Egyptian gods under the title of Horus. The point of Zeitgeist is to show some of the similarities between Jewish-Greco-Roman Christianity and other ancient religions. Zeitgeist isn’t meant to be an all-inclusive detailed study of ancient religious mythology.

Mar 12 12:33

Runaway Prius Owner Accused of Hoax

A Toyota Prius owner who claims his hybrid malfunctioned, sending him speeding out of control down a Southern California freeway, is being accused of staging the so-called 'runaway' incident.

Jim Sikes called 911 on Monday afternoon and said his accelerator pedal of his blue 2008 Toyota Prius was stuck, pushing his car to speeds above 90 miles per hour on Interstate 8 in San Diego County.

A California Highway Patrol officer helped bring the vehicle to a safe stop.

Bloggers and radio listeners are now wondering whether this is a hoax, done for the publicity or the money.

Mar 12 12:14

Utah House GOP leader says he paid off woman

Utah's House majority leader said late Thursday he paid a woman $150,000 to keep silent about going nude "hot-tubbing" with her when she was minor a quarter century ago.

Mar 12 12:08

Airline Stops Video Chat Because You 'Could Communicate With a Terrorist'

Other in-flight wifi uses were OK, since terrorist don't tweet or email.

Mar 12 12:05

Some call it makeup. I call it liar’s powder

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The problem I have with such cosmetics is that they send the exact same message a Mideastern veil does; that your face as the universe created it is not fit to be shown in public. The only difference between a veil and the chemicals is that the chemicals have to be replaced and repurchased every single day, and this yields a higher profit.

Mar 12 12:02

Splitting-the-Sky case shut down; interview with STS, Cynthia McKinney, and Anthony Hall

Judge Manfred Delong shut down the trial of Splitting The Sky versus George W. Bush on the second day of proceedings. The court denied STS his frequently emphasized request to have two witnesses give evidence in his defense. Those witnesses were myself and Cynthia McKinney. The trial came to an end just as Ms. McKinney arrived in Calgary from London.

Mar 12 12:00

Over 2.5 Million Floridians On Food Stamps

More than 2.5 million Floridians are on food stamps, up from three years ago where 1.2 million residents received assistance...

Mar 12 11:30

ID Cards - intergovernmental cooperation in worldwide implementation

Simultaneous introduction of biometric, smart ID cards around the world is not just a coincidence, it is not merely due to nations copying effective schemes in other nations, and is not just a phenomenon related to the sudden maturity of technology. Implementation of these ID card schemes was pushed. It is being driven in a coordinated programme, via international organisations and conferences, led by the US and the European Union (EU).

Mar 12 11:24

Why Not Universal Car Insurance?

As much as I would enjoy this "free" service (at the expense of other taxpayers) the fact is that social-insurance and welfare programs do not benefit the economy — or the recipient — over the long run. The welfare state has eroded the concept of personal responsibility, and for affected industries it has replaced the free market with a central economic system that promises higher costs and lower quality. The welfare state accomplishes the exact opposite of what it intends to do. It is a bane to the general wellbeing of society.

Mar 12 10:53

Swedish security police eye terror T-shirts

Swedish security service Säpo has said it is monitoring Danish clothing firm Fighters + Lovers, which relocated to Sweden last year after six of its members were convicted of supporting terrorism.

It's just silly if it wasn't for the fact that real tax money goes to waste.

Mar 12 10:47


AGAINST allowing Americans to support murder!!

Mar 12 10:37

A Follow Up To “I Hate What America Has Become”

I can’t vouch for the authorship, but it looks/sounds/reads the same. More importantly, it is the follow-up thoughts and plan for correcting the mess he discussed in the first piece that is worthy of note and careful consideration.

Mar 12 10:33

Tesco`s ``green`` bags are WORSE for the environment

The `degradable` plastic bags handed out in their millions by Tesco are more harmful than those they have replaced, a Government study has found.

Mar 12 10:17

Connecting the Dots: Cosmic Climate Change, Financial Terrorism

This is a lengthy read but worth it.

The only thing that can stop the juggernaut of destruction is a fundamental change in consciousness, a new - or rediscovered - awareness that it's not us, the friends and family we love and strangers we can relate to, that is to blame for our dangerous predicament but a sub-species that has placed a dollar sign on every living thing on this planet... down to the very air we breathe. It will not stop until we become aware of its presence.

Mar 12 10:13

Remarks by Vice President Biden: The Enduring Partnership Between the United States and Israel

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Blah blah nuclear weapons blah blah Iran blah blah blah Iran blah blah blah blah blah nuclear weapons blah blah Iran blah nuclear weapons blah blah nuclear weapons blah Iran blah Iran Iran blah blah blah Iran blah nuclear weapons blah blah Iran blah blah blah Iran blah nuclear weapons blah blah Iran blah blah we need your support for the next elections."

Mar 12 10:09

Sending a laptop to Gaza

A friend in Cairo mentioned that he had a laptop and some CDs that were intended for a friend of his in Palestinian Rafah. He knew that I planned to go to al-Arish, and if I could make it past the checkpoints, to Egyptian Rafah, and asked if I could arrange to have the items smuggled to Gaza. I agreed; the siege is an expression of moral bankruptcy and responsible human beings are compelled to undermine the regime in every way. Furthermore, the Palestinians of Gaza have very few options when it comes to receiving basic goods.

Mar 12 10:07

TVNL Reminder: Pope 'led cover-up of child abuse by priests'

In 2001, while he was a cardinal, he issued a secret Vatican edict to Catholic bishops all over the world, instructing them to put the Church's interests ahead of child safety.

The document recommended that rather than reporting sexual abuse to the relevant legal authorities, bishops should encourage the victim, witnesses and perpetrator not to talk about it. And, to keep victims quiet, it threatened that if they repeat the allegations they would be excommunicated.

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In 1832, when the Holy Inquisition was officially terminated by the Catholic Church due to the accumulated bad publicity, the office itself was simply renamed ... to the Congregation of the Doctrine of The Faith.

Mar 12 10:00

Anti-Semitism rising worldwide, US report finds

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I am not anti-Semite.

I am anti-assholes.

There is a difference.

Mar 12 09:56

St Hilary's Primary kids traumatised by teachers’ Holocaust game

A MOTHER is calling for three teachers to be suspended after her daughter and her classmates were subjected to a “cruel and unethical” Holocaust role play game.

Pupils at St Hilary’s Primary were “hysterical” after deputy head teacher Elizabeth McGlynn segregated nine youngsters in Gerry Blair’s P7 class and told them they were being taken away from their families.

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Mar 12 09:55

Congress Calls for New Investigation Into Anthrax Attack

The FBI says that the anthrax case is closed, and that they have proved that Dr. Bruce Ivins did it.

But Congress is not convinced.

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Mar 12 09:54

Russia criticizes U.S., NATO over Afghan drug trafficking fight

Russia's envoy to NATO has sharply criticized the alliance's shift away from fighting drug trafficking in Afghanistan, saying the resulting surge in heroin smuggling is endangering Russia's national security.

In an interview late Thursday, Dmitry Rogozin also highlighted the lack of cohesion within NATO, saying Moscow is worried about declining public support in Europe for the war.

"(Russia) is losing 30,000 lives a year to the Afghan drug trade, and a million people are addicts," Rogozin said. "This is an undeclared war against our country."

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Where there is control of the drug trade,there is also the control of where the drugs wind up.

That is one way to destabilize a country without firing a shot.

Mar 12 09:53

PROPAGANDA ALERT - Carbon emissions creating acidic oceans not seen since dinosaurs

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The cult is back.

So CO2 is turning the oceans into acid. The same acid found in sparkling mineral water, I might add.

And it's all humans' fault according to the cult. Never mind that the ocean is full of life that produces CO2 in abundance, and never mind that the ocean floor is covered with we-still-don't-know-how-many volcanoes pouring out more heat and CO2 per day than all of Earth's humans do in an entire year; if it's bad blame it on the taxpayers and suck more money out of them.

The video "Goldman Sucks" lays it right out for you. Carbon is the new speculative bubble to make the rich richer and the poor poorer.

Mar 12 09:47

Israel Moves To Change Law After Biden 'Mishap'

Israel is moving to amend the country's planning procedures on sensitive political decisions following an embarrassing diplomatic flap during a visit this week by U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, a Cabinet minister said Friday.

Both Biden and the Palestinians sharply condemned the Israeli settlement decision.

Netanyahu apologized for the timing, though not the substance, of the announcement.

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Translation: Israel will just go on doing what it has been doing, taking US money and there will utterly no consequences for anything they do from the US (Including potentially starting a war against Iran).

Israel, as a nuclear-armed nation, should not be getting one penny of US financial or military aid, under the provisions of the Symington Amendment.

Yet that never seems to bother any of our Congress members of a succession of Presidents in the least.

Mar 12 09:46

Industries hoarding greenhouse gas emission permits

Companies across Europe are hoarding permits to produce greenhouse gas emissions worth hundreds of millions of pounds, the Guardian can reveal.

The surplus credits have been amassed from over-allocation of permits to pollute from the European emissions trading scheme, and by buying cheap credits from carbon-cutting projects in developing countries and holding on to their more expensive official EU allowances.

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Europe was destroyed by "Tulip-mania." Now they fall for Carbon-mania?

Mar 12 09:44

Feds raid Hilo cannabis ministry

Assistant U.S. Attorney Tom Muehleck said that no one had yet been arrested or charged in connection with the raid. Reached shortly before 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, he declined to provide other details and would not say whether THC Ministry director and founder Roger Christie had been detained.

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Sounds like he attended the morning service and had "communion" before he raided the place.

"I can't remember what went down. Roger who? Oh, him. Arrested?!? How the @#$% should I know, man? Can yo pay that parking ticket in twinkies? I am really hungry!"

Mar 12 09:41

CDC uses shopper-card data to trace salmonella

As they scrambled recently to trace the source of a salmonella outbreak that has sickened hundreds around the country, investigators from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention successfully used a new tool for the first time — the shopper cards that millions of Americans swipe every time they buy groceries.

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Yes, this was a good purpose, but it does prove what we have been saying all along; that those supermarkets cards are used to track what you buy.

Mar 12 09:36

French protest import of Israeli settlement goods

Thousands of French protesters have rallied against the import of Israeli goods produced in Palestinian territories.

Monday's demonstration comes less then a month after the European Union's Court of Justice ruled that Israeli goods made in Jewish settlements in the occupied West Bank cannot be considered Israeli.

Mar 12 09:36

New round of foreclosures threatens housing market

The housing market is facing swelling ranks of homeowners who are seriously delinquent but have yet to lose their homes, and this is threatening a new wave of foreclosures that could hit just as the real estate market has begun to stabilize.

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Stability is like virginity. Either you are or you are not. If a new round of foreclosures is starting, then the housing market is not stable and never was.

Mar 12 09:35

US carbon traders fear pink slips

Wall Street was supposed to become the capital of a global carbon trading market worth a trillion dollars a year but now many who thought green trading desks would be the next big thing are fearing the pink slip.

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Mar 12 09:34

PERMANENT AGGRESSION: War on the horizon in Latin America

The Empire will stop at nothing to find mechanisms and techniques to achieve its final objective, and we cannot disregard the possibility of a military conflict in the near future. If the US places Venezuela on the “terrorist list” this year, we could be on the verge of a regional war.

Mar 12 09:34


Image ‘Copyleft’ by Carlos Latuff

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Mar 12 09:32

Oregon's monster mushroom is world's biggest living thing

The outline of the giant fungus stretches 3.5 miles (5.6 kilometres) across, and it extends an average of three feet (one metre) into the ground. It covers an area as big as 1,665 football fields.

Mar 12 09:32


The next Intifada could see the Palestinian people in struggle not only against Israel but also against the Palestinian Authority, writes Khalid Amayreh in Ramallah

Mar 12 09:31


It has been reported in Ha’aretz that President Obama submitted a letter of commitment to the Palestinian side to get these indirect “proximity talks” off the ground. The letter notes, “Our core remains a viable, independent and sovereign Palestinian State with contiguous territory that ends the occupation that began in 1967.” This is not the first time a US administration has used its creativity in creating new terminology to deal with the conflict instead of relying on the time-tested body of international law that provides the keys to real progress. In the past, in place of “independent state” the US has attached such adjectives to the word “state” as “contiguous,” “viable,” “economically viable,” “territorial continuity,” and the like.

Mar 12 09:30


It was hard to say goodbye to my wife and friends in the US. The last night was very meaningful as we were in New York seeing the performance of Najla Said, daughter of my friend and mentor, the late Professor Edward Said (for an earlier statement from Najla.

Mar 12 09:27

Raw Video: Pakistani Anti-Ship Missile Test In Arabian Sea

The Iranian military has thousands of these types of missiles.

Mar 12 09:27

How Big Business Dupes the Masses

Living in these United States, there comes a point at which you throw your hands up in exasperation and despair and ask a fundamental question or two: how much excess profit does corporate America really need?

Mar 12 09:20

Hate Blogger Wins Second Mistrial

Deadlocked jurors in the Hal Turner hate blogger case were excused late Wednesday after deliberating two days. It’s the second mistrial in the government’s case to prosecute the New Jersey man for allegedly threatening to kill judges.

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If in fact this man is a FBI operative, he will probably never be convicted in a US court of law.

Mar 12 09:18

Goldman Sucks

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Worth a relink.

Mar 12 09:17

Two Israeli tanks cross into Lebanese territory and are stationed at Talet al-Wazzani

Mar 12 09:13

PSST : 27 trillion dollars later and they're still insolvent

Mar 12 09:13

Families charge "unnecessary surgeries" in lawsuit

Three families from our area are among 50 now suing North Shore Hospital and two of its prominent neurosurgeons.

Leanne Vercher and her two daughters are still feeling debilitating effect of spinal surgery.

"They had vague back pain and now the pain is just indescribable," Vercher said.

Mar 12 09:12

Lehman Fraudulently Cooked Its Books, Accounting Giant Ernst & Young Helped, Geithner and Bernanke Winked and Slapped Them on the Back

As William K. Black said a year ago, the government's entire strategy now - as in the S&L crisis - is to cover up how bad things are ("the entire strategy is to keep people from getting the facts").

Paul Krugman and others pointed out that Geithner has been trying to artificially prop up asset prices, but that such a strategy cannot succeed.

As I've pointed out numerous times, the stress tests were a total sham, with a pre-ordained passing grade for the banks.

As I've noted repeatedly over the last couple of years, the government has allowed the giant banks to hide their liabilities and maintain dizzying amounts of leverage by using off-balance-sheet gimmicks:

Mar 12 09:11

Why California Is Doomed

California is doomed for two simple but profound reasons: the cost structure is too high for most businesses to survive, and a boom-dependent economy.

Mar 12 09:10

Buchanan: The IRS Is the Most Trustworthy Agency in the Country

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Proof that we need more intense drug screens in Washington DC!

Mar 12 09:06

Greece rocked by riots as up to 60,000 people take to streets to protest against government

Street clashes broke out between rioting youths and police in central Athens today as tens of thousands demonstrated during a nationwide strike against the cash-strapped government.

Mar 12 08:57

It's All About OUR Stuff NOT Yours!

As if we didn't already know why Israel just tried to STEAL two Holy sites that belong to other people in another country, claiming that Israel could take "better" care of the sites. And according to the report below Israel has plans to "take care of them"...............literally

Mar 12 08:55

ACLU sues Corrections Corp. over ‘extraordinarily violent’ Idaho prison

The American Civil Liberties Union sued state prison officials and a private company Thursday, claiming violence is so rampant at the Idaho Correctional Center that it's known as "gladiator school" among inmates.

The ACLU filed the lawsuit against Nashville, Tennessee-based Corrections Corp. of America in U.S. District Court in Boise.

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This is the same company that Hawaii pays to incarcerate our inmates.......The same company that allowed our women to be raped and abused.......this is what we do to nonviolent offenders, history will look back on us as a barbaric society that allowed corporations and politicians to profit at the expense of the people....our system is systemically and fundamentally corrupt........

Mar 12 08:53

Sea Shepherd anti-whaling activist arrested in Japan

A New Zealand anti-whaling activist was arrested in Japan Friday after a harpoon ship he boarded in Antarctic waters last month docked in Tokyo, greeted by police and nationalist protesters.

Peter Bethune, of the militant Sea Shepherd Conservation Society (SSCS), was engaged in months of high-seas clashes with the Japanese whaling fleet but has been in custody since mid-February when he boarded the Shonan Maru II.

About 20 angry nationalist protesters with Rising Sun flags, watched over by riot police, lined the pier and shouted through megaphones: "Step forward Pete Bethune! Apologise to the Japanese people! We will tear you apart!"

Mar 12 08:47

Maryland 'Millionaire's Tax' Causes Decline in Revenue from Rich as 12% Flee the State

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This is why raising taxes is stupid. The people who have the money leave and the people who do not have the money simply cannot pay the new taxes anyway.

Mar 12 08:39

"JihadJane" was laughable, Web watchers say

For years, "JihadJane" had been a joke to those who kept tabs on her online.

She flirted with people who commented on the extremist videos she posted on YouTube.

When Web-monitoring groups learned her true identity, they laughed at photos of Colleen R. LaRose, the Muslim sympathizer from Montgomery County, quaffing beer in photos on her MySpace page.

Mar 12 08:39

Internet Radio Host’s Case Ends in Mistrial

While the trial was initially cast as a First Amendment case, Mr. Turner’s background as a paid confidential informant for the F.B.I. became a larger issue at trial. The government had used him for years as an informant for intelligence on members of white supremacist groups, among whom he had a devoted following.

Mar 12 08:37

FBI guard's dressing room spying case dismissed

Authorities had said a surveillance camera outside the FBI's Middletown Mall office was aimed at temporary changing rooms and zoomed in on girls as they tried on prom gowns at a charity event.

Mar 12 08:36

Want to run really, really fast? Smoke pot.

No way you can run 60 meters in under 7 seconds if you’re not stoned. We need sports to be on an even playing field without the performance enhancement of pot. It’s not fair to the non-pot smokers who are stuck in 2nd gear and end up lagging embarrassingly behind.

Mar 12 08:36

FBI enters case of a school's alleged spying using laptop Web cams

The lawsuit, filed on behalf of Blake Robbins, claimed that he was reprimanded by an assistant principal for "improper behavior in his home" that was captured by the laptop camera.

Robbins told reporters, the Inquirer says, that the school official mistook Mike & Ike candies he was holding for illegal pills, and accused him of selling drugs.

The Washington Post reports that lawyers for Robbins plan to ask a federal court to stop the school from erasing any images captured by the Web cams.

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Obviously, since Blake Robbins was still in possession of the laptop, it could not have been reported missing or stolen. Hence the school's claim that the camera was only activated in those circumstances is a total fabrication.

Mar 12 08:35

'I'm proud of using waterboarding to break terrorists,' declares Bush's top political adviser

George W Bush's top political adviser has said he was 'proud' of controversial techniques such as waterboarding, which he claimed broke the will of terrorist.

Karl Rove - known as the former president's 'brain' - said he did not believe that the interrogation method amounted to torture.

Mar 12 08:33



The following list comes from declassified documents, news reports, videos, the National Archives, and from the final report of the Advisory Committee on Human Radiation Experiments. http://www.seas.gwu.edu/nsarchive/radiation/

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Mar 12 08:31

“CIA keeps testing drugs on people” – American author

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PUBLIC LAW 95-79 [P.L. 95-79]

"The use of human subjects will be allowed for the testing of chemical and biological agents by the U.S. Department of Defense, accounting to Congressional committees with respect to the experiments and studies."

"The Secretary of Defense [may] conduct tests and experiments involving the use of chemical and biological [warfare] agents on civilian populations [within the United States]."

Public Law 95-79, Title VIII, Sec. 808, July 30, 1977, 91 Stat. 334. In U.S. Statutes-at-Large, Vol. 91, page 334, you will find Public Law 95-79. Public Law 97-375, title II, Sec. 203(a)(1), Dec. 21, 1982, 96 Stat. 1882. In U.S. Statutes-at-Large, Vol. 96, page 1882, you will find Public Law 97-375.

Mar 12 08:29


It turns out that Theodore Kaczynski, a.k.a. the Unabomber, was a volunteer in mind-control experiments sponsored by the CIA at Harvard in the late 1950s and early 1960s.

Michael Mello, author of the recently published book, "The United States of America vs. Theodore John Kaczynski," notes that at some point in his Harvard years--1958 to 1962--Kaczynski agreed to be the subject of "a psychological experiment." Mello identifies the chief researcher for these only as a lieutenant colonel in World War II, working for the CIA's predecessor organization, the Office of Strategic Services. In fact, the man experimenting on the young Kaczynski was Dr. Henry Murray, who died in 1988.

Mar 12 08:27

FLASHBACK - Government Experiments on U.S. Soldiers: Shocking Claims Come to Light in New Court Case

Their stories are a staple of conspiracy culture: broken men, suffering hallucinations and near-total amnesia, who say they are victims of secret government mind-control experiments. Think Liev Schreiber in The Manchurian Candidate or Mel Gibson in Conspiracy Theory. Journalists are a favorite target for the paranoid delusions of this population. So is Gordon Erspamer—and the San Francisco lawyer's latest case isn't helping him to fend off the tinfoil-hat crowd. He has filed suit against the CIA and the US Army on behalf of the Vietnam Veterans of America and six former American soldiers who claim they are the real thing: survivors of classified government tests conducted at the Army's Edgewood Arsenal in Maryland between 1950 and 1975. "I get a lot of calls," he says.

Mar 12 08:25

FLASHBACK - VA testing drugs on war veterans

The government is testing drugs with severe side effects like psychosis and suicidal behavior on hundreds of military veterans, using small cash payments to attract patients into medical experiments that often target distressed soldiers returning from Iraq and Afghanistan, a Washington Times/ABC News investigation has found.

Mar 12 08:23

Huffing Biggest Drug Threat for Tweens

For parents, the frontlines of the war on drugs may involve common household items such as nail polish, glue, bleach, or air freshener -- this according to the results of a new national health study.

In fact, according to information compiled by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) from 2006 through 2008, more 12-year-old children are "huffing" or inhaling dangerous chemicals than using marijuana and cocaine combined.

Mar 12 08:13

Holocaust Games in Britain

A group of primary schoolchildren were left traumatised after their teacher told them they were to be taken away from their families during a bizarre Holocaust classroom 'game'.

Pupils became hysterical after a number of them were separated and told they were being sent away or might end up in an orphanage.

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Do we need to make slaves of our children to teach them slavery is wrong? No, we do not. Not only do we all know slavery is wrong, but slavery no longer exists in the US (not counting the 1040 form).

Likewise, the Nazis are all gone. Hitler is gone. And Nazi style war crimes are gone (not counting Gaza).

This "game" was little more than a blatant attempt to brainwash children, to emotionally scar them in a manner which benefits the present-day government of Israel.


Mar 12 08:10


THE new swine flu vaccine ­contains a deadly brain toxin linked to autism, Alzheimer’s and multiple sclerosis.

Mercury, a vaccine preservative, was withdrawn from childhood jabs five years ago after evidence linked it to brain damage.

However, the Sunday Express has discovered the pandemic ­vaccine, to be rolled out across the country within weeks, contains the heavy metal.

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With the emerging scandal over Poul Thorson, the key scientist in the studies claiming to prove that mercury in vaccines was unconnected to autism, having absconded with millions on research grant money, it is clear that official government assurances of the safety of the "When Pigs Fly" flu vaccines were "over optimistic."

Mar 12 08:03

The New American Century

Mar 12 08:01

Report links vaccines to Gulf war syndrome

A senior army doctor has provided the first official support for claims that the cocktail of vaccines given to soldiers before the 1991 war in Iraq probably caused illnesses that became known as Gulf war syndrome, it was reported today.

For 13 years, the MoD has denied that vaccines could be blamed for the illnesses. Independent research has also failed to find conclusive proof of a common link between the vaccines and a Gulf war-related syndrome.

However, Lieutenant Colonel Graham Howe, clinical director of psychiatry with the British forces health service in Germany, has made a link between the vaccines and illnesses associated with claims of Gulf war syndrome.

Mar 12 07:59

Ecstasy trials for combat stress

American soldiers traumatised by fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan are to be offered the drug ecstasy to help free them of flashbacks and recurring nightmares.

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This might be a good idea. Prior to being declared illegal because of recreational abuses, MDMA was showing tremendous potential in the therapy context, allowing people to look at themselves objectively. Therapy that might take years could be accomplished in weeks. But our government, trying to maintain the illusion of objection to drugs even as they profit from them, banned MDMA for any and all uses, a knee-jerk political move that threw out the good with the bad.

This is definitely worth more research. These kids in Iraq know they are the invaders and that is a tough thing to live with. Anything that can help them get past that guilt non-destructively has to be looked at closely if for no other reason than it might lower the suicide rate.

Mar 12 07:57

Sneaky Anti-terror Cameras Used In War On The Motorist

TECHNOLOGY to fight terrorists is being used by “town hall Stasi” to hike parking fines and rake in cash from motorists, the Tories said yesterday.

Councils routinely use Automatic Number Plate Recognition technology to clamp down on parking offences, they claim.

The device scans 3,000 vehicles an hour and cross-checks in seconds with police, the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency and insurance databases.

This allows parking tickets to be issued by computer.

Mar 12 07:56

Is China actually bankrupt?

2009. Yes, China announced that its proposed annual budget for 2010 would produce a record deficit, but the deficit is just $154 billion, or 2.8% of China's gross domestic product. In contrast, the Congressional Budget Office projects the U.S. budget deficit for fiscal 2010 at $1.3 trillion. That's equal to 9.2% of GDP.

How to invest in China

Mar 12 07:54

St Hilary's Primary kids traumatised by teachers’ Holocaust game

A MOTHER is calling for three teachers to be suspended after her daughter and her classmates were subjected to a “cruel and unethical” Holocaust role play game.

Pupils at St Hilary’s Primary were “hysterical” after deputy head teacher Elizabeth McGlynn segregated nine youngsters in Gerry Blair’s P7 class and told them they were being taken away from their families.

It was the start of an ordeal designed to give the 11-year-old children an insight into the horrors of the Holocaust as part of a project they are doing about the Second World War.

Mar 12 07:52

Elvis Presley’s Ultra-Secure, 2008 Passport?

Elvis died in 1977.

But that didn’t prevent hackers from inserting his digital photo into a U.K. passport, and using it at a self-service passport machine at Amsterdam’s Schiphol airport to gain clearance to board a plane.

Mar 12 07:50

Politicians: “Don’t Like the Message? Shoot the Messenger!”

You have an entity that took on too much debt. It cooked its books. It failed to get its fiscal house in order. Its “executives” repeatedly refused to take the necessary steps to rein in risk.

But when the LOGICAL consequences occurred — investors began dumping its debt and equities … and driving up the cost of insuring against default risk — what happened? Did officials listen to the message of the markets, apologize, find religion, and try to right the ship?

Heck no! They blamed the messenger.

Mar 12 07:49

U.S. funded anthrax vaccine trials on IDF soldiers

The United States provided some $200 million to fund a top secret laboratory and assembly line in Israel which developed and produced a vaccine for anthrax, according to the Internet news site Intelligence Online.

The exact location of the lab, which is reported to be run by the Nes Tziona-based Israel Institute for Biological Research, was not mentioned in the report.

The Intelligence Online story focused on the legal battle being waged by Israel Defense Forces soldiers who took part in an army-run test of the anthrax vaccine 13 years ago.

Mar 12 07:48

Another WWF assisted IPCC claim debunked: Amazon more drought resistant than claimed

A new NASA-funded study has concluded that Amazon rain forests were remarkably unaffected in the face of once-in-a-century drought in 2005, neither dying nor thriving, contrary to a previously published report and claims by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

“We found no big differences in the greenness level of these forests between drought and non-drought years, which suggests that these forests may be more tolerant of droughts than we previously thought,” said Arindam Samanta, the study’s lead author from Boston University.

Mar 12 07:46

Global Warming Might Spur Earthquakes and Volcanoes

Earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, tsunamis and landslides are some of the additional catastrophes that climate change and its rising sea levels and melting glaciers could bring, a geologist says.

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Ever stop to think that those volcanoes contribute far more warming and CO2 to the atmosphere than humans?

Mar 12 07:46

Climategate: the IPCC's whitewash 'review' is the AGW camp's biggest mistake yet

It looks as if the tottering IPCC has just made its biggest mistake yet. Twenty-four hours after the announcement of an “independent” inquiry into certain aspects of its activities it is possible to make a considered assessment of its significance. By any reasoned analysis, it is not only a whitewash but one in which the paint is spread so thinly as to be transparent.

First, who appointed this review body? Those two iconic standard bearers of climate science objectivity, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and IPCC head (still!) Rajendra Pachauri. There is nothing like being judge in your own cause – it secures a less damaging verdict.

Mar 12 07:38

Dick Fuld Unaware of Lehman’s ‘Cooking the Books’? STOP IT!!

Reports that Lehman was effectively ‘cooking its books’ prior to its ultimate demise are not a surprise.

Reports that Dick Fuld, then CEO of Lehman, was not aware of the nature of this cooking are both ridiculous and pathetic.

The lifeblood of every financial institution on Wall Street is access to financing for its operations. That financing very often comes in the form of repurchase agreements (repo financing), in which the institution borrows funds while pledging assets. These short term loans, often overnight loans, are unwound at a preset date and preset prices. The rates borrowers have to pay for funds borrowed depend on the credit quality of the borrower itself and the quality of the assets pledged.

Mar 12 07:38

Chasing Windmills: American reality in Afghanistan

The efforts of American forces to defeat the Taliban in Afghanistan are being hampered by rampant corruption. Key information about foreign troops is being leaked to insurgents by locals who still support them. And Paula Slier reports, without the trust of the people they cannot work together.

Mar 12 07:37

Cindy Sheehan, Treason in America Conference

Cindy Sheehan, Treason in America Conference

Cindy Sheehan speaks at the Treason in America Conference in Valley Forge, PA., 03/06/10

Mar 12 07:37

Idaho facing revenue shortfall

Idaho may see more budget cuts next year.

At the state of the state address back in January, Governor Otter announced the state faced an 83 million dollar budget shortfall.

Mar 12 07:36

States may hold onto tax refunds for months

Residents eager to get their state tax refunds may have a long wait this year: The recession has tied up cash and caused officials in half a dozen states to consider freezing refunds, in one case for as long as five months.

States from New York to Hawaii that have been hard-hit by the economic downturn say they have either delayed refunds or are considering doing so because of budget shortfalls.

Mar 12 07:36

Revised Missouri budget shows $700 million decrease in revenue this year

The state announced Thursday that year-to-date revenues are being revised to 12.7 percent below fiscal year 2009 as collections continue to fall below projections.

Mar 12 07:35

Ahmadinejad: Even war can not save Israel

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has warned Israel that initiating a new military conflict in the Middle East would not save it from downfall.

Speaking in the southern Iranian Province of Hormozagan on Thursday, Ahmadinejad said that Israel was a Western prodigy that had now "reached the end of its road."

Mar 12 07:30

Retail Sales Post Strong Gain

Retail sales rose last month by 0.3%, the Commerce Department said Friday. With the Super Bowl early in the month, electronic store sales soared.

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In January the headlines across the US blazed " Retail Sales Booming - up 0.5%' ... "

Today ," Retail Sales post strong gain, up 0.3%"

However, the January gain of 0.5% was revised downward to a mere 0.1% This downward revision allowed the funny numbers boys at Commerce to transform a decline in Feb. retail sales of 0.1% to a"strong gain" of 0.3%

Mar 12 07:25

Court upholds wind farm law

The state's highest court on Thursday dealt the Friends of Lincoln Lakes a major legal defeat by reaffirming state approval of a $130 million industrial wind site intended for northern Penobscot County.

The Maine Supreme Judicial Court’s unanimous ruling also upheld the constitutionality of a state law fast-tracking the permit process for Maine wind sites.

Mar 12 07:21

9/11 truthers find home in New Hampshire

9/11 is on the ballot this spring in 12 towns in New Hampshire. People throughout the region are encouraging their neighbors to "vote for answers." They want the federal government to launch a new inquiry into what happened on that day now nearly 9 years ago.
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"Live free or die!"

Mar 12 07:20

Profile: 'Jihad Jane' from Main Street

The blonde middle-aged woman apparently raised no concerns with her boyfriend or her neighbours on Main Street, Pennsburg, near Philadelphia.

But online she had allegedly agreed to kill in the name of holy war, believing her European looks would allow her to blend in among Swedes as she homed in on her target.

Colleen LaRose, according to a US court indictment, posted messages online under the name Jihad Jane, expressing her desire to participate in jihad, or holy war.

Arrested in October 2009, Ms LaRose had exchanged emails over 15 months to recruit fighters for "violent jihad".

Her activities apparently came as a surprise to her boyfriend Kurt Gorman, whom she met in 2005.

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This is looking like another propaganda setup.

Mar 12 07:16

Largest Private Refinery Discovers Gold-Plated Tungsten Bar

Recently, the German television station ProSieben ran a news story covering W. C. Heraeus in Hanau, Germany, the world’s largest privately owned refinery. In the story, Wilfried Hörner, the head of the gold foundry, shows a 500 gram bar (16.0755 troy ounces) received from an unidentified bank. The bar had the right physical dimensions to be an authentic gold bar, but one of the Heraeus employees suspected something funny. After the bar was cut in half, you can see that the inside is tungsten, with only a coating of gold on the outside.

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Has the US Government and Federal Reserve executed a massive fraud that would make Goldfinger blush?

Mar 12 07:07

Fake gold bars in Bank of England and Fort Knox

An obscure news item originally published in the N.Y. Post [written by Jennifer Anderson] in late Jan. 04 perhaps makes sense now.

DA investigating NYMEX executive ,Manhattan, New York, –Feb. 2, 2004.

Mar 12 07:02

French bread spiked with LSD in CIA experiment

For decades it was assumed that the local bread had been unwittingly poisoned with a psychedelic mould. Now, however, an American investigative journalist has uncovered evidence suggesting the CIA peppered local food with the hallucinogenic drug LSD as part of a mind control experiment at the height of the Cold War

Mar 12 06:35

How Israel Wages Game Theory Warfare-Part 3

How Israel Wages Game Theory Warfare-Part 3
January 6, 2010 by Jeff Gates

Below is the third installment in a 5-part series regarding Pakistan.

The destabilization of Pakistan began with the December 2007 murder of Benazir Bhutto after Mark Siegel, her Ashkenazi biographer and lobbyist, assured U.S. diplomats that her return was “the only possible way we could guarantee stability and keep the presidency of Musharraf intact.” That advice is consistent with how Israel wages game theory warfare.

Mar 12 06:19

"Palestinians should now declare their independence"

The Palestinians want the same freedom that the Jews pined for - a safe home of their own. They should declare independence. Then it is up to us - the watching billions - to pressure our governments to make it real, rather than a howl in the dark.

Mar 12 06:09

Congressman Paul discusses National ID Card with Megyn Kelly

Congressman Paul discusses National ID Card with Megyn Kelly

Mar 12 06:05

Israeli historian: Israel could find itself forced to wipe out Europe

“We have hundreds of nuclear warheads and missiles that can reach different targets in the heart of the European continent, including beyond the borders of Rome, the Italian capital,” Karfeld said, adding that most of the European capitals would become preferred targets for the Israeli air force.

The Israeli historian reiterated Israel’s ability to destroy the whole world whenever it felt its existence would be doomed to extinction.

Mar 12 05:39

Czars to Serfs:Pay Up and Shut Up!

Mar 12 05:34

Gerald Celente:The Sovereign Debt Crisis is Not Going to End

Or beans and bullets,shotguns and canned goods!

Mar 12 03:07

Video: They hate us for our liberty? ... Rabid Rabbit Rant

So if fighting for our rights, or freedoms, is what defines our enemies - what does that make those in our government who wish to take away, of all things, our rights?

Mar 12 02:59

Rove 'proud' of US waterboarding

Mar 12 01:26

U.S. Taxpayers on Hook for $5 Trillion of Fannie, Freddie Debt ... No Matter What Barney Frank Says

House Financial Services Chairman Barney Frank caused a bit of an uproar Friday when he suggested the U.S. government does not guarantee the debts of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

March 11, 2010

Mar 11 22:40

how to complete a census

Mar 11 21:46

Betraying Turkey

The genocide resolution by a US House Committee is counterproductive, says the former chairman of the Turkish delegation of the European Parliament.

Mar 11 21:03


Get Information Right Meow!

Mar 11 20:59

Chairman of the Department of Economics at George Mason University: Politicians Are NOT Prostitutes ... They Are Pimps

Original post:Washington's Blog.kjg

Politicians force taxpayers to pony it up -- just as the services rendered for a pimp's customers are rendered not by that pimp personally, but by the ladies under his charge. The pimp pockets the bulk of each payment; he's pleased with the transaction. His customer gets serviced well in return; he's pleased with the transaction. The only loser is the prostitute forced to share her precious assets with strangers whom she doesn't particularly care for and who care nothing for her....

Mar 11 20:11

Second half of 2010: Sudden intensification of the global systemic crisis – Strengthening of five fundamental negative trends

Public announcement (February 16, 2010)GEAB N°42 available:

Second half of 2010: Sudden intensification of the global systemic crisis – Strengthening of five fundamental negative trends

Our team anticipates, in this 42nd issue of the GEAB, a sudden intensification of the crisis in the second half of 2010, caused by a double effect of a catching up of events which were temporarily « frozen » in the second half of 2009 and the impossibility of maintaining the palliative remedies of past years… (page 2)

. the explosion of the bubble in public deficits and a corresponding increase in state defaults
. the fatal impact of the Western banking system with mounting debt defaults and the wall of debt coming to maturity
. the inescapable rise in interest rates
. the increase in issues causing international tension
. a growing social insecurity

If google cache is broken try the original repost.

Mar 11 19:44

recent wrh links on the impending economic doodoo for your parents, your friends, etc


(a few of the more dire links for my loved ones back east)

This is not a drill

Mar 11 18:24

Netanyahu: My father foresaw 9/11 attacks in 1990s

FLASHBACK - "Sept 11 was good for Israel." : Netanyahu

Mar 11 17:44

Full Court Press on the Slaughter Rule

Rep. David Dreier (R., Calif.), ranking Republican on the House Rules Committee, said the Slaughter Rule is evidence that Democrats cannot pass their bill "while playing by the rules."

“With the Slaughter Solution, House Democrats have exposed themselves as willing to abandon the most fundamental element of legislating – a transparent, up-or-down vote— in order to achieve a unpopular partisan objective. This is highly disturbing and in some ways, dangerous. The American people do not want this health care bill and they certainly don’t want the democratic process turned on its head in an effort to pass it over their objections.”

Mar 11 17:33

TSA to deploy 150 new body scanner machines

Mar 11 17:32

House Democrats looking at 'Slaughter Solution' to pass Obamacare without a vote on Senate bill

Would House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and her fellow House Democratic leaders try to cram the Senate version of Obamacare through the House without actually having a recorded vote on the bill?

Not only is the answer yes, they would, they have figured out a way to do it,

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Mar 11 17:20

Internet helped Flight 253 suspect radicalize, attack plane 'within weeks'

The Internet allowed extremists to contact, recruit, train and equip the suspect responsible for the attempted Flight 253 bombing on Christmas Day "within weeks," a top Pentagon official told lawmakers Wednesday.

That relatively brief timeframe only speaks to how quickly extremist groups have "optimized" the Web and developed a "highly evolved" process by which to develop terrorist networks, added Garry Reid, deputy assistant secretary of Defense for Special Operations and Combating Terrorism.

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Yeah, like it is possible to talk some random stranger into a suicide mission over the net.


Mar 11 17:18

Is the New Madrid Fault Waking Up There Was A Quake There Tuesday and look at all these other ones

The US Geological Survey reports a 3.2 magnitude earthquake happened near Cairo, IL shortly before 1:40 pm Tuesday. Then a 3.7 magnitude quake rocked the area around Sikeston and New Madrid, MO around that same time.

Mar 11 17:17

Kennedy Denounces The CIA Mockingbird Media Over Illegal Wars

Lewd references to Eric Massa and 24/7 coverage of mindless bread and circuses covered by the corporate media are no mistake. By the early 1950s, the CIA owned the corporate media and used it to promulgate propaganda.

Mar 11 17:17

Cocaine users 'making global warming worse'

Cocaine users were last night accused of helping to make global warming worse.

MPs on the home affairs select committee said the drug was devastating Colombian rainforests because trees are knocked down to grow coca plants.

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The Mirror just "jumped the shark."

Mar 11 17:06

The Thin Blue Whine, Pittsburgh Edition

While walking to visit his grandma, Miles, an honor student at a the nearby CAPA high school, was swarmed and beaten by three undercover street cops with the Pittsburgh Police Department.

The assailants claimed to have seen a “heavy object” in the young man’s coat that they suspected was a weapon; it proved to be a bottle of Mountain Dew. Miles fled after the attackers demanded money and drugs; after he slipped and fell, he was beaten, kicked, and mauled so severely that he thought he was going to die.

Mar 11 17:01

The Health Care Reform Bill: Welcome To The Biggest Tax Increase In U.S. History

Will the health care reform bill that the Democrats are trying to figure out a way to ram through Congress end up being the biggest tax increase in U.S. history? Unfortunately, a close reading of the bill leads to the inescapable conclusion that it will be.

Mar 11 16:59

Bruce Ivins' attorney calls for case to be re-opened

An attorney for the alleged anthrax killer Bruce Ivins has said that he does not believe that the case against Ivins should not be closed.

"There's not one shred of evidence to show he did it," Paul F. Kemp, Ivins' attorney, told AOLNews.com.

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Mar 11 16:32

Social Security Is Going Cash Flow Negative Six Years Earlier Than Expected

The Trustees of Social Security Fund, in their annual report, have implied that the trust fund will turn cash flow negative around the year 2017. This doesn't mean they will be bankrupt and out of assets in 2017, just that they will start to pay out more in benefits than money they take in.

Well, scratch that 2017 date. The fund is now cash flow negative.

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And even worse, there is little in the Social Security Trust Fund but IOUs! Social Security is out of money, having been looted to create Clinton's budget "surplus."

The following excerpt is from the 1998 Senate Budget Committee session. Note the underlined portions.


U.S. SENATOR ERNEST F. HOLLINGS (D-SC): Well, the truth is...ah, shoot, well, we all know there's Washington's math problem. Alan Sloan in this past week's Newsweek says he spends 150%. What we've been doing, Mr. Chairman, in all reality, is taken a hundred billion out of the Social Security Trust Fund, transferring it over to the spending column, and spending it. Our friends to the left here are getting their tax cuts, we getting our spending increases, and hollering surplus, surplus, and balanced budget, and balanced budget plans when we continue to spend a hundred billion more than we take in.

That's the reality, and I think that you and I, working the same side of the street now, can have a little bit of success by bringing to everybody's attention this is all intended surplus. In other words, when we passed the Greenspan Commission Report, the Greenspan Commission Report only had Social Security in 1983 a two hundred million surplus. It's projected to have this year a 117 million surplus. I've got the schedule, I'll ask to put in the record the CBO report: 117, 126, 130, 100, going right through to 2008 over the ten year period of 186 billion surplus. That was intended; this is dramatic about all these retirees, the baby boomers. But we foresaw that baby boomer problem, we planned against that baby boomer problem. Our problem is we've been spending that particular reserve, that set-aside that you testify to that is so necessary. That's what I'm trying to get this government back to reality, if we can do that.

We owe Social Security 736 billion right this minute.


Mar 11 15:53

972 Foreclosure Filings in Hawaii in February

A real estate research firm is reporting there were 972 foreclosure filings in Hawaii in February.

Mar 11 15:52

Philly Audit Finds $3.4M In Taxes Never Deposited

Philadelphia officials have recovered more than $3 million in wage taxes that should have been deposited in the city treasury in 2005 — but never were.

Mar 11 15:52

The dark face of Jewish nationalism

Alan Sabrosky considers the characteristics that differentiate Jewish nationalism from other nationalisms, highlighting in particular its intrinsic extremism, its xenophobia, racism and militarism, its undermining of civic loyalty among its adherents in other countries and its propensity to hatred and racial exclusivity.

Mar 11 15:51

Northrop Grumman say layoffs of entire Hagerstown workforce possible

Company officials expect to complete projects with the U.S. Navy and U.S. Customs and Border Protection in mid-June, according to a company news release.

For both federal agencies, Hagerstown-area workers do maintenance and modification to P3s, which are surveillance aircrafts, Smith said.

Mar 11 15:46

"Pity the warrior that kills all his foe." ~ Seyetik and Sisko, citing a fragment of G'Trok's Fall of Kang

Mar 11 15:44

Big ax looming at the FDNY: Threat of 1,000 layoffs, closing of 62 fire companies

The department will be forced to close a staggering 62 fire companies and lay off more than 1,000 firefighters if the bad-news state budget becomes reality, Commissioner Salvatore Cassano told the City Council Wednesday.

Mar 11 15:33

Poul Thorsen's Mutating Resume

In bits and pieces, in Danish and English, from three universities in two hemispheres and the CDC in Atlanta, a picture has begun forming in the past few days that is already startling in its outline: Paul Thorsen, one of the key scientists involved in CDC-backed studies exonerating vaccines as a cause of autism, is under investigation for collecting millions of dollars in bogus “grant” money, misrepresenting himself to his employers and the world and possibly forging the documents that enabled the scam.

Mar 11 15:31

Is The U.S. Temperature Record Reliable?

Billions of dollars are being spent on "fixing" the climate issue, but how much is invested in data collected to identify the problem?

There has clearly been a warming trend over the last century, but by how many degrees? A new report published by meteorologist Anthony Watts draws into question the reliability of temperature data collected at over 1,200 sites across the country.

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If the reliability of temperature data collected at over 1,200 sites across the country is in doubt, then there "clearly" isn't anything at all, especially as we come out of the harshest winter since 1963.

Mar 11 15:26

US Government STILL pouring your tax dollars into global warming "research."

Mar 11 14:39

Two IDF soldiers charged with using 9-year-old 'human shield' in Gaza war

The Israel Defense Forces prosecution on Thursday filed an indictment against two combat soldiers suspected of inappropriate conduct during Israel's offensive in the Gaza Strip in 2008.

The soldiers, who served as staff sergeants in the Givati Brigade during Operation Cast Lead, allegedly forced a 9-year-old Palestinian boy to open a number of bags they thought might contain explosive materials. The bags turned out to be harmless.

Mar 11 14:38

Defiance of 2010 federal census

Mar 11 14:38

ABC interviews FBI 911 Whistleblower Coleen Rowley

ABC interviews FBI 911 Whistleblower Coleen Rowley

Chris Bury of ABC News interviews Coleen Rowley at the Treason in America Conference in Valley Forge, PA., 03/06/10.

Mar 11 14:35

For some, the search for what happened on 9/11 isn't over

Jesse Ventura's new book American Conspiracies questions the government's position on 9/11. He wrote about the same topic on The Huffington Post, but his article was banned. Read it here

Mar 11 14:34

Expatriate Life in Europe, neither Shaken nor Stirred.

The other day the Virginia state troopers went out and issued just under 7,000 traffic tickets because of a budget shortfall. I remember a few years ago they came up with a stupendous $2500.00 charge for driving a few miles over the speed limit. They’re pretty serious in Virginia because that’s where most of the DC lawmakers and former intelligence operatives live.

Mar 11 14:31

Cities Find New Ways To Reach Into Your Wallet

You may love your hometown, but get ready to be nickel and dimed by it. Cities all over the country, strapped for cash, are coming up with some novel ideas for raising money, bit by bit.

These range from new charges for responding to 911 calls to taxes and fees on sodas, bottled water, groceries and grocery bags. One budget officer compares the annoyance factor of these niche taxes to having to pay baggage fees and other airline charges.

"Cities and states are going mostly after these kinds of sin taxes," says Justin H. Higginbottom, an analyst with the Tax Foundation, a conservative research group in Washington. "They'll target a politically unpopular industry and go after them to raise revenue. It's much easier to do that than to raise rates on sales taxes."