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September 16, 2009

Sep 16 12:59

Former KGB Colonel: It’s America’s turn to lose in Afghanistan

Former KGB Special Forces Colonel Oleg Balashov, who took part in the Soviet military campaign in Afghanistan, told RT he doubts more U.S. soldiers will increase the chances of victory.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

They do not call Afghanistan the Graveyard of Empires for nothing. The last military commander to actually conquer and hang onto Afghanistan was Alexander the Great, and he only kept it for three years.

Sep 16 12:57

Mysteries remain in Blago aide Chris Kelly's death

Mayor Dwight Welch said police hope the interview with Clarissa Flores-Buhelos will help tie up some of the many loose ends in the case, including how Flores-Buhelos reached the lumberyard where she found Kelly slouched over in his Cadillac Escalade late Friday, and the content of text and phone conversations between the two in the hours before Kelly's death.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The facade on this one is starting to unravel.

Sep 16 12:57

FBI unit set for more anti-terror raids in Queens; Fears of Madrid-style subway bombings - sources

Fearful of a Madrid-style subway train bombing, authorities are poised to make more raids to seize bomb-making materials at locations in Queens, sources said Wednesday.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

More "Booga Booga" to remind the people why they need the Lord High Chancellor, I mean The President.

Except of course they have not actually found any bombs or bomb-making materials in the raids so far, not even with their loosy-goosy definition of "bomb making material" which includes ordinary plumbing supplies and first aid disinfectants.

Sep 16 12:54

A Bill has been Introduced in Congress to Register Firearms and Owners

A forwarded email that says that Congress introduced HR-45, the Blair Holt Firearm Licensing and Record of Sale Act of 2009. The bill will make it mandatory for gun owners to have firearms registered and provide their Social Security numbers, drivers licenses, thumb prints and submit to a physical and mental evaluation.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Everyone who doesn't trust the government is too crazy to own a gun!" -- Official White Horse Souse



Sep 16 12:48

Rachel Corrie's parents denied entry to Gaza for Memorial Soccer Cup

The parents of slain American activist Rachel Corrie were denied entry into the Gaza Strip Tuesday, following day-long efforts to secure their entry and cheer on teams at the Rachel Corrie Ramadan Soccer Tournament.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And Israel ties with the United States for most petty and vindictive nation on Earth!!!!

Sep 16 12:19

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

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

Sep 16 12:02

Drone attacks in Pakistan - From the Notorious Wiki

These strikes are thought to be carried out by unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) operated remotely by the Central Intelligence Agency and have continued under the Presidency of Barack Obama.

Sep 16 11:47

Resolving Our Internal Conflict is the Second Step-Corrected Link

This is not nearly as difficult as it sounds. Not to oversimplify - but before you listen to what I have to say you may want to read DOMESTIC CHALLENGES TO THE OATH OF OFFICE:THE MODERN OFFICER‘S RESPONSIBILITY IN REVOLUTION.



Sep 16 11:18

**WHY** United States invades Somalia

this is in response to Mikes story which can be found here
http://www.examiner.com/x-22717-Charlotte-Nonpartisan-Examiner~y2009m9...

Quote:
It is official now. According to the Associated Press, witnesses have spotted U.S. troops invading the town of Barawe, Somalia, near Mogadishu. Spelled out, the war on terror has found a new home front.
END Quote:

it's all about oil again

these links from Wikipedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Puntland

Quote:

Sep 16 11:09

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

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

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

Sep 16 10:13

Russia Warns Georgia Away From Abkhaz Coast

In the wake of weeks of naval blockades by neighboring Georgia, the Republic of Abkhazia announced today that it has signed a military defense pact with Russia, one which Russia says will be aimed at preventing Georgia from attempting to occupy the separatist enclave.

Following the pact, the Russian Coast Guard has warned that it will not allow the naval blockade to continue, and says it will detain any Georgian military ships which attempt to enter Abkhaz waters.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This war of words could escalate into a war of actual combat in a heartbeat; all it will take is one incident to trigger something ugly.

Sep 16 10:10

US to Pump Thousands of ‘Combat Enablers’ Into Afghanistan

Top US defense officials say that roughly 3,000 additional troops, which are classified not as combat troops but rather “combat enablers,” will be deployed to Afghanistan in the coming days.

Rather, it now seems that the non-combat troops are being replaced by the combat troops, and then new non-combat troops are being added as well, effectively an escalation of the number of troops involved in the conflict under the guise of adding “non-combat” troops. This escalation comes in addition to the expected request of another 20,000 troops from Gen. McChrystal.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Combat Enablers"?!?!? Have these people lost their minds completely?!?



Sep 16 10:08

Paul Craig Roberts: Why Propaganda Trumps Truth

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

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

Sep 16 10:07

US Sending 1,000 More Troops to Iraq

Though the Iraq War has long since become an after-thought amid Obama Administration claims that the “drawdown” in on track, the Pentagon is reporting today that Secretary of Defense Robert Gates has approved a request to send about 1,000 additional troops to Iraq.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It is painfully apparent that the Pentagon cannot distinguish between a "drawdown" and a "buildup" of forces in Iraq.

Sep 16 10:05

Obama Urged to Ready Tougher Iran Sanctions, Military Strike

The U.S. should begin preparing crippling sanctions on Iran and publicly make clear that a military strike is possible should the Iranian government press ahead with its nuclear effort, a bipartisan policy group said.

“If biting sanctions do not persuade the Islamic Republic to demonstrate sincerity in negotiations and give up its enrichment activities, the White House will have to begin serious consideration of the option of a U.S.-led military strike against Iranian nuclear facilities,” said the study from the Bipartisan Policy Center in Washington.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

One has to wonder if any of these people have close family serving in any branches of the US military. I'd almost be willing to bet a nearly worthless US dollar they don't.

One also has to wonder if they have chosen to disbelieve Russia and China's warning that an attack on Iran will cause the next global war.

And yet, there they go again, hog-wild in anticipation of "neutralizing" yet another of Israel's existential threats in the region.

And for Israel, any neighboring Arab country is an existential threat; even those countries with which it has signed peace treaties.

Sep 16 10:00

Elderly Torontonian furious over violent arrest by police who thought he was suicidal

[...] two Toronto police officers - answering the same 911 call, but arriving later - suddenly appeared, and, he said, "the whole mood changed."

Both were decades younger and heavier - Mr. McArthur is a trim 165 pounds - and they were brooking no discussion, no argument. They simply announced they were taking him into custody and to hospital under the Mental Health Act.

"Wait a minute," Mr. McArthur said he sputtered. "I'm not sick, I'm not suicidal, I'm not going into custody."

They grabbed him, spun him around, and with one officer shoving a hand hard on the back of his neck, forced him face first onto his bed.

"I'm resisting," Mr. McArthur said bluntly. "I'm saying 'Please don't do this.' I'm flailing around."



Sep 16 10:00

Missile kills 4 in Pakistan; 18 die in stampede

Pakistan is about to be destabilized to the point of a completely non-functioning state by the US; that must be the desired outcome here.

And when you see that, coupled with a military confrontation between Georgia and Russia, this is most likely the time that you will see a US/Israeli attack on Iran, as Russia will not be able to supply Iran by land.

Sep 16 09:55

India denies firing by Chinese troops across LAC

Recent incursions by Chinese troops into Indian territory have created anxiety about China's aggressive designs in some quarters in India.

The Indian government has, however, sought to play down the incursions, saying these are routine incidents that occur due to differences in perception about the Line of Actual Control.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

India may well have every real reason to be concerned by these recent incursions.

Sep 16 09:52

Gorkha Janmukti Morcha to be alert along India-China border

Consequent to the reports about Chinese troops trespassing into the Indian territory, Bimal Gurung, chief of Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) asserted that his party would form a special force to remain alert along the India-China border to keep away any kind of foreign intrusion.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Neither India nor China needs a border war here. One has to wonder just what is happening with this incident.

Sep 16 09:48

Fighting rages across Afghanistan as U.S. military buildup continues

Attacks by anti-occupation forces spread across Afghanistan over the weekend, with major armed clashes, bombings and other incidents in at least 10 provinces, including eight that are outside the southern region where the U.S. and NATO forces have launched a major military offensive.

Rather than directly confront the greatly increased U.S. ground forces in provinces like Helmand, the Taliban and other resistance forces are employing typical guerrillas tactics, striking at “soft” targets well away from the main combat zone, in many cases in areas where there has been relatively little insurgent activity.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So, 8 years on, this is what "victory" in Afghanistan looks like?!?

The only way this can look like "victory" if the desired outcome had to do with the complete and chronic destabilization of the country.

If that is not the case, the US and NATO have absolutely no strategy whatsoever in Afghanistan, period, end of discussion.



Sep 16 09:37

Netanyahu, Mitchell fail to strike deal on settlements

Israel and the United States on Tuesday remain locked in a stalemate over continued construction in West Bank settlements after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and U.S. peace envoy George Mitchell failed to come to an understanding on the matter.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Israel will take everything and give nothing in return.

One can well appreciate Abbas' position when he says that peace talks can only resume when Israel stops settlement construction... which is never going to happen.

Sep 16 09:31

Flashback: China Hired for Homeland Defense

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

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

Webmaster's Commentary: 

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

Sep 16 09:24

Ann Curry In Iran To Interview Ahmadinejad

Curry's interview will air Thursday on "Today" and "NBC Nightly News" and Friday morning on "Today."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Get ready for a hatchet job of an interview, very much along the lines of "when did you stop beating your wife?!?"

The timing, and the rebroadcasting of this interview, is a propaganda move, most probably engineered by the producers at NBC, to make Ahmadinejad appear to be worse than the devil himself.

It appears that NBC is hoping that such an interview can assist shaping US public opinion toward favoring a US/Israeli-led attack on Iran. And remember: any good television editor can take an interview like this, and turn it any which way they please, with some judicious cutting.

Sep 16 09:14

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

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

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

Webmaster's Commentary: 

As reported here on 16 June, 2009:

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

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

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



Sep 16 09:06

US troops kill Fallujah ’shoe-thrower’

Residents told an AFP reporter in Fallujah that Ahmed Latif, 32, whom they said was mentally disturbed, insulted the soldiers as they patrolled in the centre of the city, and then hurled a shoe at them.

“Positive identification of the attacker was made, and US forces fired in self-defence wounding the attacker,” the army said in a statement.

The incident came a day after Iraqi journalist Muntazer al-Zaidi was freed after spending nine months in jail for throwing his shoes at former US president George W. Bush during a visit to Baghdad.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Terrific: the US military just created a martyr out of a mentally disturbed Iraqi.

Sep 16 09:00

WTC Firefighters Tape: Explosions and Aftermath

"Tower two has had major explosion and what appears to be a complete collapse"

"...those involved in the secondary explosion at tower 1, 'kay, I've got five patients..."

"We have got numerous people covered in dust from the secondary explosion..."

"We've got another explosion at the tower..."

Sep 16 08:47

Carter 'Racism' Claim Draws Widespread Criticism

Former President Jimmy Carter drew widespread criticism Wednesday for saying in an interview that Rep. Joe Wilson's "You lie!" outburst last week was "based on racism" and that an "overwhelming portion" of similar demonstrations against President Obama are rooted in bigotry.

Sep 16 08:43

Pupils 'spend too little time on Holocaust'

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Yeah, I can see those recruiters asking potential employees if they understand the holocaust thoroughly before hiring them to program the accounting systems.

When education becomes indoctrination, the empire is in decline.



Sep 16 08:40

ISRAEL: LAWSUITS AND BURIAL SHROUDS

‘But Israel is now more concerned about its own image rather than the type or crimes committed’.

WHAT IMAGE??? The image of a bully beating up and killing innocent civilians and then lying about it? Where is the concern for the almost 500 children that were brutally slaughtered in Gaza earlier this year? What about the image of Israel bullying the entire Western world to accept and support their ongoing atrocities against the Palestinian people?

Sep 16 08:40

WEDNESDAY’S TOON ~~ ‘ARE YOU NOW, WERE YOU EVER…’

Sep 16 08:39

Ron Paul's HR1207 to Audit The Fed is 1 cosponsor away from a Veto Proof majority. Now at 289.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The federal Reserve does not want an audit, because the moment the American people see how much of their wealth has gone to this private bank there will be hell to pay. The Fed has dropped a few veiled threats that they will crash the economy rather than allow an audit. Very well, go ahead and crash it! The end result will be the same. The people will get angry at the Fed and the government enablers.

Sep 16 08:37

Jimmy Carter - animosity toward Obama based on his race

Jimmy, I just lost a whole lot of respect for you.

Opposition to Obama has nothing to do with his race.

Opposition to Obama has everything to do with failure to keep his campaign promises and worse, perpetuating the policies of the previous administration which we opposed even when the guy in the center seat was white.



Sep 16 08:34

US Spec Ops operates psywar websites targeted at UK

The secretive US Special Operations Command (SOCOM) has awarded arms globocorp General Dynamics a $10m contract to set up a network of psychological-warfare "influence websites" supporting the Global War On Terror. France and Britain are specifically included as "targeted regions".

Sep 16 08:32

The Truth About the Health Care Bills

This is not about health care; it is about seizing power and limiting rights. Article 6 of the Constitution requires the members of both houses of Congress to “be bound by oath or affirmation” to support the Constitution. If I was a member of Congress I would not be able to vote for this legislation or anything like it without feeling I was violating that sacred oath or affirmation. If I voted for it anyway I would hope the American people would hold me accountable.

Sep 16 08:18

9/12 Protest Washington DC Time Lapse Footage 0800 - 1130

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Now you know why the US Government is so afraid.

Sep 16 08:18

Health-Care Reform and the Constitution

Last week, I asked South Carolina Congressman James Clyburn, the third-ranking Democrat in the House of Representatives, where in the Constitution it authorizes the federal government to regulate the delivery of health care. He replied: "There's nothing in the Constitution that says that the federal government has anything to do with most of the stuff we do." Then he shot back: "How about [you] show me where in the Constitution it prohibits the federal government from doing this?"

Rep. Clyburn, like many of his colleagues, seems to have conveniently forgotten that the federal government has only specific enumerated powers. He also seems to have overlooked the Ninth and 10th Amendments, which limit Congress's powers only to those granted in the Constitution.

Sep 16 08:09

United States invades Somalia

It is official now. According to the Associated Press, witnesses have spotted U.S. troops invading the town of Barawe, Somalia, near Mogadishu. Spelled out, the war on terror has found a new home front.

Sep 16 08:08

Swine Flu's vaccine's devastating ingredient - Squalene

Sep 16 08:06

The Israel lobby’s global propaganda manual

Paul J. Balles views a major public relations manual for Israel lobbyists. Written by Dr Frank Luntz, a US Republican political consultant and pollster, on behalf of The Israel Project, a US media advocacy group, it teaches pro-Israel propagandists how to hoodwink people about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, how to silence critics and how to avoid making statements that produce negative reactions.

Sep 16 08:06

More than 4.5m children will die if money for aid is diverted to climate change - Oxfam

A new Oxfam report has warned that at least 4.5 million children could die, more than 75 million fewer children are likely to attend school and 8.6 million fewer people could have access to HIV/Aids treatment if aid is diverted to help poor countries tackle climate change.

Sep 16 08:03

Federal Proposal Would Spend $154 Million on Vehicle Tracking Tax

A Member of Congress proposes to use taxpayer money to fund the development of technology to track motorists as part of a new form of taxation.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This has nothing to do with taxation (although they will take the money) because a mileage-based tax can be collected using the odometer and is already collected via gasoline taxes. The more you drive the more tax you pay.

This is about tracking your vehicle at any and all time by the government.

And I for one have had it up to HERE (use your imagination) with the government peeking into my life.

Sep 16 08:01

Mix-up on John Demjanjuk? 2nd JD lived in same home town, died in the 60s

After the revelations on the forgery on the alleged SS-ID-card of John Demjanjuk here another new indication, that the trial against John Demjanjuk could turn out as the biggest judicial scandal of the Federal Republic of Germany.
Webmaster's Commentary: 

Short version, there were two men named Ivan Demjanjuk living in the same village in 1942. Both left for the war. One left for America, the other returned to the village and committed suicide, according to one report when he learned KGB were trying to arrest him as a Nazi collaborator. It is this suicide victim who is thought by many to have been the death camp guard. Israel had the wrong man in 1988 and Germany has the wrong man today. But in the minds of the Nazi hunters, accusation of complicity in the Holocaust is such a serious charge that even innocence must never be allowed as a defense.

Predictably, YouTube is having "technical difficulties" with this video.

Sep 16 07:47

Revolutionary discovery means world may not run out of crude

A team of scientists based at the Royal Institute of Technology in Sweden have made a "revolutionary" discovery about how hydrocarbon is formed, learning that animal and plant fossils are not necessary to form crude oil. The discovery, the scientists say, means that the world will never run out of crude oil.

Sep 16 07:43

While We Were Looking The Other Way–Obama To Be First President To Chair UN Security Council

Nonetheless, the rotating chairmanship of the council goes to the U.S. this month. The normal course of business would have U.S. Ambassador to the UN Susan Rice take the gavel. However, this time will be different. Constitution be damned, Barack Hussein Obama has decided to put HIMSELF in the drivers seat, and will preside over global nuclear non-proliferation and disarmament talks slated to begin September 24th.

Sep 16 07:39

45% Of Doctors Would Consider Quitting If Congress Passes Health Care Overhaul

Two of every three practicing physicians oppose the medical overhaul plan under consideration in Washington, and hundreds of thousands would think about shutting down their practices or retiring early if it were adopted, a new IBD/TIPP Poll has found.

Sep 16 07:39

Obama Pushes For Renewal Of Warrantless Spying On Americans

President Barack Obama has once again betrayed his promise to restore liberties eviscerated by the Bush regime by pushing Congress to renew Patriot Act provisions that allow for warrantless spying on American citizens, even in cases where there is no link to terrorism whatsoever.

Sep 16 07:36

The Most Dangerous Virus in the World.

The people who decide what doctors can and cannot do and what doctors can and cannot tell you are permanent bed-partners with various corporations for whom good health is a bad thing. These are the pharmaceutical concerns; the AMA, the hospital equipment industry and related suppliers of related products. These corporations have another relationship with the various food industries in the sense that they will not write or permit policy that impinges on major enterprises that bring you processed foods, fast foods, mystery meats, candy and soft drinks and whatever else hides under that umbrella.

Sep 16 07:33

Blackwater: bulging biceps fueled by ideological purity

Blackwater soldiers, often with Navy SEAL or Army Special Operations backgrounds, are paid from $500 to $1,500 a day, far more than regular-duty troops. Their image is straight from central casting: young men, tanned biceps bulging from black T-shirts, wearing wraparound sunglasses and brandishing automatic weapons. For young veterans who loved military action but couldn't afford to stay in, Blackwater offered big money and plenty of opportunities to order people around. Blackwater's aggressive guards became the image of American cultural insensitivity, sometimes erasing the best efforts of our uniformed soldiers.

Sep 16 07:31

CIA linked to Benazir Bhutto’s assassination?

According to investigative journalist and RT contributor Wayne Madsen, “This assassination team may have targeted politicians in other countries. One name mentioned was former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, who may have been a victim of this program. The other name is Jonas Savimbi, the former Angolan UNITA leader, who may have outlived his usefulness as far as Mr Cheney is concerned.”

Sep 16 07:30

Blackwater running covert recruitment drive in Pak through its website

The controversial US private security company, Blackwater, is reportedly running a covert recruitment drive through its website in Pakistan.

Sep 16 07:29

Hopkins student kills man with samurai sword

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

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Posted for those who "commented" on the Samurai sword seen in the studio webcam a while back. :P

Sep 16 07:26

Democrats now comprise majority of ‘most corrupt in Congress’ list

Citizens for Ethics and Responsibility in Washington was once characterized as a liberal group on a witch hunt to oust then-House Majority Leader Tom DeLay (R-TX).

Not anymore. On Tuesday, the Washington watchdog group released its list of what it called the “most corrupt members of Congress” — and Democrats, who now control both chambers of Congress, comprise the majority.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I think we are past the debate on which party is more corrupt. Both are corrupt, and arguing over who deserves the tallest tree and the shortest rope is pointless.

Sep 16 07:24

March on Washington Tea Party Protest - Angry Mob

Sep 16 07:16

CIA after me, says shoe-thrower Zaidi

Shoe-throwing Iraqi journalist Muntadar al-Zaidi said during a news conference on his release from prison Tuesday that the CIA tried to kill him.

Sep 16 07:15

Poll suggests 29 per cent of Canadians believe 9-11 myth, more than U.S.

In the Canadian Press Harris-Decima survey, conducted this summer in the United States and Canada, 29 per cent of Canadian respondents said they believed some of the hijackers accessed the U.S. through Canada eight years ago.

Only 19 per cent of American respondents agreed.

The data flies in the face of conventional wisdom among many Canadians that the 9-11 myth prevails because of ignorance on behalf of their U.S. neighbours.

Janet Napolitano, Obama's homeland security secretary, fanned the flames of Canadian indignation earlier this year when she suggested she believed the myth to be true as she reviewed Canada-U.S. border policy.

Sep 16 06:19

Move to choke off Federal money from ACORN

“It is evident that ACORN is incapable of using federal funds in a manner that is consistent with the law,” Boehner and the other Republicans told the president. “Simply put, ACORN should not receive another penny of American taxpayers’ money.”

One ACORN insider estimated that the group, and groups affiliated with it, receive $1.5 million to $2 million annually from the federal government, with the bulk of the groups’ money coming from state and local governments.

Sep 16 05:56

Facebook reaches 300m users

Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook's founder, has announced that the social networking site now has more than 300 million users, and is cash-flow positive
Facebook now has more than 300 million users, making it the world's most popular social networking site.
Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook's founder, announced the news in a blog post, and confirmed that the company was now cash-flow positive, generating revenue independently of third-party investment and funding.

Sep 16 04:28

48% of Consumers Interested in Purchasing a Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle

I wanna say something about all these poll's, 1) you can make a poll say anything by finding people with the answers you want (1a) WRH polls do not do this 2) WRH polls usually have way more respondents then any other "Official" polls including this one. So in a nut-shell i believe any WRH poll more then any poll done by anyone, everyone else poll's i see is not worth a grain of salt

http://www.pikeresearch.com/newsroom/48-of-consumers-interested-in-pur...

Survey respondents were willing to pay a 12% premium over a normal vehicle for a plug-in hybrid

Sep 16 04:24

The Mysterious Collapse of WTC Seven and the Mysterious death of Barry Jennings

from Inside WTC 7: Besides ignoring these and other reports of explosions made by people outside Building 7, NIST distorted the testimony of two highly credible men who were inside: Michael Hess, who was New York City’s corporation counsel, and Barry Jennings, the deputy director of the Emergency Services Department of the New York City Housing Authority.

Sep 16 03:17

EMERGENCY BROADCAST

Do you work in a large office building ?
If so, the National Institure of Standards and Technology has an emergency warning for YOU.
Due to a new physical property of the universe, recently discovered by NIST, a regular office fire can cause the complete, symmetrical collapse of your office building.

September 15, 2009

Sep 15 23:54

Why has the stock market rallied so strongly? Here’s an answer

...since the launch of the Fed’s Quantitative Easing, aka Monetization, program, the value of the Total Securities Held Outright on the Fed’s Balance Sheet has increased by $917 billion- from $584 billion to $1.5 trillion. This has been accompanied by an almost linear increase in the S&P 500 Index

Sep 15 23:24

Jim Traficant Speaks Out [on Israel]

Sep 15 22:40

The Truth About the Health Care Bills

This is not about health care; it is about seizing power and limiting rights.

Sep 15 22:26

Resolving Our Internal Conflict is the Second Step

Fighting an enemy is a multistep process. Identification of the enemy is first - how else can one know who to target? In a previous post the identification of enemies of the American people was discussed. Once the enemy has been defined one is faced with combating this enemy. In our case we will consider defeating a domestic enemy.

Sep 15 22:21

THE STRUGGLE FOR AMERICA

Saving money sounds like a good idea, but there is no country with socialized medicine which has been able to save money on health care except by murdering people. Germany led the way in the 1930s, and their murder program turned into the Holocaust. Barack Obama is a monster. He has an enormous amount of hate inside him, and he is capable of atrocities of which we have no concept – unless the American people can rally to stop him

Sep 15 22:01

Video: Collection of media reports of explosions going off at WTC on 9/11

Bombs, explosions, secondary explosions, explosive devices....how many more times do we need to hear these words being said by 9/11 witnesses before we start asking questions about what really happened on that awful day?

This video shows that many actual 9/11 witnesses heard and saw explosions going off inside the towers, long before they actually fell. These witnesses include police, firemen and reporters.

And what is even more shocking is the fact that all of this has been largely ignored by the mainstream media after the day itself.

Sep 15 21:14

NO MORE TROOPS!! , End the damn wars, Cowardly Liar!

NO MORE TROOPS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
16 09 2009
IT’S TIME TO DRAW THE DAMNED LINE, PEOPLE…NO MORE TROOPS! Bush got away with it for eight stinking years, but Obama will not get by with it for even one! Define the mission. Are we defending America or are we fighting a war of aggression? Bush and Cheney were disgraces to posterity and their war was no less ambitious than Hitler’s war. Tell the truth about what you have inherited, Obama. End this war against the world. Tell Mullen and McChrystal that you have drawn the line in Afghanistan and all troops will be pulled-back from Pakistan and the Caucasus Region.
Do the right thing. Joint Chiefs Chairman Mullen says more troops likely needed in Afghanistan

Sep 15 20:55

Holocaust movie at every turn - NOTHING about our wonderful allies - the Soviets!

Sometimes the disgusting double standard is maddening. Just think, we entered the war on THESE guy's side - thanks FDR. Not a peep from the movie industry. Funny, that. Imagine the questions that would be raised if the truth about this were to be widely known and what we THOUGHT was a truth about the Nazis ended up being a lie?

This reminds me - I need to read The Gulag Archipelago by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn.

Sep 15 19:33

China 'covers suicide bridge in butter'

Government officials in south-east China have ordered workers to cover a 1,000 ft long steel bridge in butter to prevent citizens from using it to attempt suicide.

All the climbable surfaces on the structure in Guangzhou have been covered in greasy fat to put an end to the spate of people threatening to jump from it, The Sun reports.

Government spokesman Shiu Liang said: "We tried employing guards at both ends but that didn't work - and we put up special fences and notices asking people not to commit suicide here.

"None of it worked - and so now we have put butter over the bridge and it has worked very well. Nobody can get up there and nobody who tries ever falls."

Sep 15 19:23

Owners of uninsured cars face new fines under new Government curbs

Taxed but uninsured cars left on a public road could be clamped or seized under the new laws which are being unveiled by the Government.

The draconian new powers are intended to tackle an estimated two million uninsured motorists who, the Government says, are responsible for 160 deaths a year.

But the changes have angered civil liberty campaigners and also alarmed motoring groups who fear that law-abiding motorists could be penalised for innocent mistakes, such as allowing their insurance to lapse while they are on holiday.

Sep 15 18:34

UN accuses Israel of committing war crimes in Gaza

The report accused Israel of breaking international law by deliberately attacking civilians, using Palestinians as “human shields” and torturing detainees. It added that the continuing Israeli blockade of Gaza could constitute persecution — a crime against humanity.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

OK, we know: but just what is the world ready to do about this?!?

Sep 15 18:18

Good Billions After Bad

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Once the money left the building, the government lost all track of it. The Treasury Department knew where it had sent the money, but nothing about what was done with it. Did the money aid the recovery? Was it spent for the purposes Congress intended? Did it save banks from collapse? Paulson’s Treasury Department had no idea, and didn’t seem to care. It never required the banks to explain what they did with this unprecedented infusion of capital.

The intention of Congress when it passed the bailout bill could not have been more clear. The purpose was to buy up defective mortgage-backed securities and other “toxic assets” through the Troubled Asset Relief Program, better known as tarp. But the bill was in fact broad enough to give the Treasury secretary the authority to do whatever he deemed necessary to deal with the financial crisis. If tarp had been a credit card, it would have been called Carte Blanche. That authority was all Paulson needed to switch gears, within a matter of days, and change the entire thrust of the program from buying bad assets to buying stock in banks.

Sep 15 17:41

Duh, US national security IS NOT threatened by Afghanistan

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

Sep 15 17:05

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

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Restricting Our Freedoms - Shawn Buckley About Bill C-6
PART 1 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X7_0HlCwb8A
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...from the DVD "Too Hard to Swallow 2" (AVAILABLE FROM WWW.MEDIAREEL.NET) constitutional lawyer, Shawn Buckley presents the truth about Bill C-6 and the loss of our fundamental freedom in Canada if the bill passes.
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Sep 15 16:51

Why Propaganda Trumps Truth

The physicist, Steven Jones, has produced overwhelming evidence that explosives were used to bring down the buildings. His evidence is not engaged, examined, tested, and refuted. It is simply ignored.
Dr. Jones’ experience reminds me of that of my Oxford professor, the distinguished physical chemist and philosopher, Michael Polanyi. Polanyi was one of the 20th centuries great scientists....
As a young man in the early years of the 20th century, Michael Polanyi discovered the explanation for chemical absorption. Scientific authority found the new theory too much of a challenge to existing beliefs and dismissed it... One half-century later his discovery was re-discovered by scientists at UC, Berkeley...

Sep 15 16:33

Pentagon backs massive missile sale to Turkey

Turkey, a long-time US ally, is the only NATO member to have a land border with Iran.

Sep 15 16:28

Four Apparent Suicides/Deaths in 48 Hours – CEO-Financiers-Fundraiser

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The bodies are starting to pile up!

Sep 15 16:19

U.S. credit card defaults up, signal consumer stress

Bank of America Corp and Citigroup Inc customers defaulted on their credit card debts in August at the highest rates since the onset of the recession, a sign that the banks' consumer lending woes are far from over.

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PIFFLES! Only this morning, Helicopter Ben Bernanke said the recession is over!

Would he lie to us?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?

Sep 15 15:41

Is Black Racism Possible?

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

Sep 15 15:00

Coming soon to USA

The music business is also a source of income for the government(s) of EU, because the business is heavily taxed.
And so both parties are fanatically trying to stop the downloading.
This law will be forced down the throats of all Europeans in the coming months, especially after the Lisbon treaty kicks in.
The Swedish piracy trial with the biased judge judging the other biased judge is a good example of their relentless efforts: http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20090525/1542304998.shtml
These laws can and will be abused to cut off *terrorist bloggers*
What happens in Europe will soon come to USA and vice versa.
The infowar is global.

Sep 15 14:51

US lists China, Russia as its main challengers

The United States on Tuesday put emerging superpower China and former Cold War foe Russia alongside Iran and North Korea on a list of the four main nations challenging American interests.

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"If at first you don't succeed ... find someone to blame!" -- Official White Horse Souse

"Former cold war foe?" That was the USSR and they do not exist any more. That is like describing present day Germany as our former Nazi foe in WW2. Nazi Germany is GONE. So is the USSR. The US is about to follow along and the government is thrashing about for an enemy they can blame it on.

Sep 15 14:34

The UN Fact-Finding Mission:Gaza & Israeli Atrocities

The UN Fact-Finding Mission led by Justice Richard Goldstone on Tuesday released its long-awaited report on the Gaza conflict, in which it concluded there is evidence indicating serious violations of international human rights and humanitarian law were committed by Israel during the Gaza conflict, and that Israel committed actions amounting to war crimes, and possibly crimes against humanity.

Sep 15 14:30

ARM American Resistance Movement on G20 Summit Sept. 24-27

I just want to add to this video one important thing. I don't think we need to wear a mask or any face cover to speak out against the government. This will only make us associated with the dark forces. This will give more excuse for the government to declare the freedom movement a terrorist organization to bring on physical force on us.

Sep 15 14:27

Remarks of Senator Russ Feingold Introducing a Resolution to Censure President George W. Bush

The President’s wrongdoing demands a response. And not just a response that prevents wrongdoing in the future, but a response that passes judgment on what has happened. We in the Congress bear the responsibility to check a President who has violated the law, who continues to violate the law, and who has not been held accountable for his actions.

Sep 15 14:24

Ron Paul on Morning Joe 9-15-09

Sep 15 13:04

Obama Supports Extending Provisions of the Patriot Act

The Obama administration supports extending three key provisions of the Patriot Act that are due to expire at the end of the year, the U.S. Justice Department told Congress in a letter made public Tuesday.

Sep 15 13:03

Congressman Suggests People Will Don 'White Hoods' If Wilson Not Rebuked

In an obvious reference to the Ku Klux Klan, Rep. Hank Johnson, D-Ga., says that people will put on "white hoods and ride through the countryside" if emerging racist attitudes, which he says were subtly supported by Rep. Joe Wilson, are not rebuked. He said Wilson must be disciplined as an example.

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Here is the US Government, race-baiting.

Sep 15 12:52

'Nuclear-free zone impossible in anti-Israel Mideast'

The chairman of Israel's Atomic Energy Commission on Tuesday told the international community that a nuclear-free Middle East requires a change in regional attitude toward Israel.

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"Or we'll nuke the bastards!"

Sep 15 11:56

The Kelly mysteries

There are plenty of questions surrounding the death of Christopher Kelly, the one-time confidante of Rod Blagojevich who was headed off to prison soon.

Questions about what drugs Kelly took. Questions about the "mystery man" with gray hair who tried to pick up Kelly's Cadillac SUV from the hospital. Questions about whether the pressure to cooperate with federal authorities or the prospect of a long stretch in prison, drove him to suicide. Questions about how his death will impact the prosecution of Blagojevich.

There's something else that deserves real scrutiny: What kind of medical care did Kelly get at Oak Forest Hospital and Stroger Hospital?

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Was it really a suicide, or had Kelly agreed to cooperate with prosecutors?

Sep 15 11:24

Beating the War Drums for Iran

When I started blogging back in January, one of my early posts questioned the belief that Obama’s election had ended talk of military action against Iran. I though this view was “almost certainly premature,” because I didn’t think a rapid diplomatic breakthrough was likely and I knew that advocates of a more forceful approach would soon come out of the woodwork and start pushing the new administration to get tough with Tehran.

Sep 15 11:09

Rockefeller & Co CEO dies from apparent suicide

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

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

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

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Hmmmm.

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

Very annoying.

Sep 15 11:08

Yes We Can? New UK Report Says: No You Can't

For many Americans there has always been a narcissistic sense of entitlement in terms of global power but according to a fairly recent UK report conducted by the London-based International Institute for Strategic Studies, the United States could start retreating from the world stage without support from its allies abroad.
According to the study researches have concluded that President Barack Obama will have to turn to others for help dealing with the world’s problems due to the fact that he has no other alternative.

“Domestically Obama may have campaigned on the theme ‘yes we can’; internationally he may increasingly have to argue ‘no we can’t',” the institute said in its annual review of world affairs.

Sep 15 11:07

A Blizzard of Lies

This fact sheet is a response to the campaign of disinformation being waged against the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) protest letter, "The Toronto Declaration: No Celebration of Occupation,” [1] signed by 1,000 people including Viggo Mortenson, Danny Glover, Naomi Klein, Harry Belafonte, Wallace Shawn, Eve Ensler, Jane Fonda along with many Israelis and Palestinians. This year, TIFF decided to put a celebratory spotlight on Tel Aviv at the festival, in line with the goals of the Israeli Consulate’s “Brand Israel” program. In its own words, the “Brand Israel” program aims to publicize Israeli culture in order to distract public attention from its human rights record.

Sep 15 10:42

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

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

Sep 15 10:28

Israel grants immunity to soldiers over misdeeds

The Israeli Knesset is working on a bill to grant more immunity to Israeli soldiers as the number of Palestinian lawsuits against the Israeli army hits a record high.

The bill --an amendment to the 1952 Civil Wrongs (Liability of the State) Law-- says Israel is not civilly responsible for damages incurred during a military operation launched in a situation of war, providing a broader defense for soldiers' actions in military operations.

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It's open season on non-combatants.

Sep 15 10:15

Has Osama Bin Laden been dead for seven years - and are the U.S. and Britain covering it up to continue war on terror?

Sep 15 10:14

Karzai rival warns: Vote fraud would doom U.S. involvement

Abdullah Abdullah, the leading challenger in Afghanistan's national elections warned Monday if President Hamid Karzai wins another term based on vote fraud, the U.S.-led war against al Qaida and the Taliban in Afghanistan will fail.

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It will fail anyway.

Sep 15 10:08

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

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

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

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

Sep 15 10:06

More data on the LCROSS impact site and observation

Sep 15 10:03

Poll: Most Americans support US aid to Israel if attacked

A Rasmussen poll published Monday shows that 59% of American citizens would be in favor of granting US support to Israel if the latter were attacked from abroad.

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That's going to be interpreted as a "green light" by the Israeli military to create some "false flag" attack to blame on either Iran or Lebanon.

Sep 15 10:00

Cholera outbreaks in 10 Afghan provinces: govt

Afghanistan has reported outbreaks of potentially lethal cholera in 10 provinces across the impoverished country, the health ministry said on Sunday.

The ministry "has so far recorded 673 cases countrywide" of the highly contagious disease in almost a third of the country's 34 provinces, including in the capital Kabul. No deaths have been reported.

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More US/NATO "progress" in Afghanistan, I see.

Sep 15 09:58

Company: Regrets not disclosing misconduct

During a hearing that lasted almost six hours, the Commission on Wartime Contracting sharply criticized representatives from ArmorGroup and the State Department for being unaware of what was happening and for not acting more aggressively to correct the situation.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Please note that there is no mention of this contract being pulled immediately, which is what should have happened.

As reported here, 1 Sept 2009:

http://www.motherjones.com/mojo/2009/09/animal-house-afghanistan

"The contractor was the subject of a congressional probe earlier this summer that found serious lapses in the company's handling of the embassy security contract, which internal State Department documents said left the embassy compound "in jeopardy." Nevertheless, the government opted to extend the company's 5-year, $189 million contract for another year. "

One has to wonder which congress members have become "acquisitions" of this company, through overt and covert campaign support.

Sep 15 09:57

Toxic Waste Ship Sunk by the Mafia Found in Italy - At Least 32 More Suspected

This may sound like a pretty good TV crime show plot, but this is non-fiction: Reuters reports that Italian authorities have discovered a ship containing 180 barrels of toxic waste (some of which may be radioactive), which was purposely sunk by the Mafia, off Italy's southern coast. What's more, it's suspected there are 32 more vessels waiting to be found:

The ship was discovered after a former member of the 'Ndrangheta organized crime organization tipped off police -- the informant was personally responsible for sinking this ship and two others.

Sep 15 09:53

US troops raid Somali town controlled by fighters

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Here a war, there a war, everywhere a war, war, ee eye ee eye oh!" -- Official White Horse Souse

Sep 15 09:50

Corporate Corruption Killing America

Anyone smart and strong enough to fight delusional thinking and who pays attention to current events should clearly see that corporate corruption of the US political system is so pervasive and powerful that there will be no genuine reform of both the health care and financial sectors.

Sep 15 09:50

Shawn Buckley about Bill C-6

Webmaster's Commentary: 

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

Sep 15 09:49

Unrest Brewing Beneath Gaza Calm

The mile-long stretch that divides Israel’s Erez border crossing into northern Gaza from the Hamas police border post is eerily quiet. But the mountains of rubble, twisted metal, and craters which remain following Israel’s intensive bombing campaign in January serve as a stark reminder that war between the two bitter enemies is still a possibility.

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Translation: Israel is looking for an excuse - any excuse - to exterminate every man, woman, and child in Gaza to claim the territory for themselves. Fatah and Hamas are rearming the best they can, and at this point, who can blame them, looking at the carnage Israel created here in the last major invasion?

Sep 15 09:48

Pasadena Home and Bring Your Own Bulldozer. Flipping Homes in the Worst Housing Market in a Century. Granite Countertop Redux.

If you thought flipping homes was over, think again. If you thought HGTV inspired granite countertops were a thing of dreams, it is time to open your eyes once again. The California housing bubble mentality is back and it is bringing back the gold rush housing mentality. It is tunnel focused and it fails to see the Alt-A and option ARM tsunami knocking on the door waiting to crest in 2010.

Sep 15 09:47

Bernanke says recession ‘very likely over’

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Imagine my relief.

Just imagine.

Sep 15 09:43

Today's Iraq: The Police State That America Built

The Economist -- the veritable Bible of the Anglo-American Establishment -- paints a grim portrait of the Iraqi regime installed at the point of American guns: a sinkhole of torture, execution, increasing repression and brazen power-grabs.

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"I love the smell of "democracy" in Iraq in the morning" - official white horse souse.

Sep 15 09:41

Obama: Giving Bagram Detainees Access to US Courts a Threat to National Security

Though the Department of Defense has made a big deal about the major changes being made in the detention procedures at Bagram Air Force Base in Afghanistan, and the notion that for the first time detainees will have something resembling rights while in US custody, the Obama Administration has made it clear today that those “rights” don’t extend very far.

Today the administration made a filing with the US Court of Appeals in Washington challenging a previous determination by a judge that some Bagram detainees actually had legal rights to challenge their detention.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Imagine my complete (absence of) surprise.

Sep 15 09:39

Iran nuclear leaks 'linked to Israel'

A report on Iran's nuclear program issued by the United States Senate Foreign Relations Committee last month generated news stories publicizing an incendiary charge that US intelligence is underestimating Iran's progress in designing a "nuclear warhead" before the halt in nuclear weapons-related research in 2003.

That false and misleading charge from an intelligence official of a foreign country, who was not identified but was clearly Israeli, reinforces two of Israel's key themes on Iran - that the 2007 US National Intelligence Estimate (NIE) on Iran is wrong, and that Tehran is poised to build nuclear weapons as soon as possible.

Sep 15 09:39

Google launches online news reader 'Fast Flip'

Internet giant Google unveiled an online news reader called "Fast Flip" Tuesday, featuring stories from the BBC, The New York Times, The Washington Post and other major media outlets.

Google, which launched Fast Flip at the TechCrunch50 technology conference in San Francisco, compared using the quick-loading product to flipping through the pages of a magazine "really fast without unnatural delays."

Sep 15 09:39

IAEA Conceals Evidence Iran Documents Were Forged

The International Atomic Energy Agency says its present objective regarding Iran is to try to determine whether the intelligence documents purportedly showing a covert Iranian nuclear weapons program from 2001 to 2003 are authentic or not. The problem, according to its reports, is that Iran refuses to help clarify the issue.

But the IAEA has refused to acknowledge publicly significant evidence brought to its attention by Iran that the documents were fabricated, and it has made little, if any, effort to test the authenticity of the intelligence documents or to question officials of the governments holding them, IPS has learned.

Sep 15 09:38

Iran Nuke Laptop Data Came from Terror Group

The George W. Bush administration has long pushed the "laptop documents" - 1,000 pages of technical documents supposedly from a stolen Iranian laptop - as hard evidence of Iranian intentions to build a nuclear weapon. Now charges based on those documents pose the only remaining obstacles to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) declaring that Iran has resolved all unanswered questions about its nuclear programme.

But those documents have long been regarded with great suspicion by U.S. and foreign analysts. German officials have identified the source of the laptop documents in November 2004 as the Mujahideen e Khalq (MEK), which along with its political arm, the National Council of Resistance in Iran (NCRI), is listed by the U.S. State Department as a terrorist organisation.

Sep 15 09:38

Pakistan protests to India over gunfire

In a rare incident of its kind on the international border, the Indian forces opened fire from across the Wagah border on Friday night after mistaking an unexplained explosion in a village in East Punjab for ‘rocket fire from Pakistan’.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

With the world on such a hair trigger, can't we all just take a deep breath?

Sep 15 09:35

Israel: Date Set for Olmert Trial

Israel The corruption trial of former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert will begin on Sept. 29 in Jerusalem, the Justice Ministry said Monday. Mr. Olmert, 63, was indicted last month on charges of illegally accepting funds from an American supporter and double-billing Jewish organizations for trips abroad. He has denied any wrongdoing. The charges, stemming from when Mr. Olmert was the Jerusalem mayor and later was a cabinet minister, emerged when he was still prime minister. He eventually resigned from the office, to which he was elected in 2006.

Sep 15 09:34

Bush's attorney general might stand trail

I'm not going to hold my breath but I would sure like to see John Ashcroft charged and convicted for his reckless disregard of the 4th Amendment of the Constitution. Abolish the Patriot Act and restore all of our unalienable rights as endowed by our Creator.

Sep 15 09:33

Violence Escalates In Afghanistan, as US, NATO Forces Push Further Against Insurgents

The latest violence comes as the U.S. tries to implement its strategy of fighting the Taliban and protecting civilians.

Retired Army General Jack Keane says the strategy will not work without an increase in U.S. combat troops.

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One has to wonder if we are looking at the troops being considered for this escalation will actually be US combat troops, or hired mercenaries.

My guess would be the later.

Sep 15 09:32

Why does the mainline media still deny all 9/11 evidence?

It´s Israel, of course.
When the physical evidence will finally be accepted by mainline media and mainline political groups, the first question after the “how was it done” is the “who did it”, who was involved.
And at that point, it can´t be covered up any more.
Israel´s political class and it´s intelligence agencies were in it, deep, deep in it, together with American Neocons, fanatic supporters of Israel.

Sep 15 09:29

Obama Is Pushing Israel Toward War

It is not in the U.S. interest that Israel be the instrument of Iran's disarmament. For starters, its ability to do so is iffy: Israeli strategists are quietly putting it about that even a successful attack may have to be repeated a few years down the road as Iran reconstitutes its capacity. For another thing, Iran could respond to such a strike not only against Israel itself, but also U.S targets in Iraq and the Persian Gulf.

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Israel, with a flurry of op-ed articles, is desperately attempting to goad US leadership into attacking Iran, so they don't have to. And a big reason is, the Israeli military isn't convinced that Israel alone can pull this attack off with the successful outcome they want.

Unfortunately, this country's leadership thoroughly spoiled Israel with our wonderful job of having "neutralized" its former existential threat Iraq, which Israel and the US claimed to have nuclear weapons, which Iraq did not have.

Israel wants it to be our kids who do the fighting, the getting maimed, and the dying to neutralize its newest existential threat, Iran. And after Iran, there will be the next, and the next and the next. Israel will never not have an existential threat in the region they don't want the US to neutralize for them.

I say, let's sit this one out. Let's grab some popcorn, and watch as Russia defends Iran military against an Israeli military strike. That just could get interesting!

Sep 15 09:29

U.N. Finds Evidence of War Crimes by Both Sides in Gaza

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Read carefully after the first paragraph. The actual UN report only lists war crimes by Israel, to which Israel replies by claiming the UN is biased. Nowhere in this article is there justification for either the headline or that first paragraph.

Sep 15 09:26

FLASHBACK - THE "WHEN PIGS FLY" FLU

Here are some of the relevant facts.

In 1974, a document entitled National Security Study Memorandum 200: Implications of Worldwide Population Growth for U.S. Security and Overseas Interests was released by the United States National Security Council under the direction of Henry Kissinger. This document, National Security Study Memorandum 200, declared overpopulation, especially in the third world to be a strategic threat to the United States because of resource depletion and popular uprisings against US foreign policy.

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Relinked in reply to a reader email.

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Sep 15 09:18

India’s Internet Connection to China Inexplicably Cut

Indian internet connections to servers in China appear to have been cut with no ability for Indian web users to access websites hosted in China.

The breach also appears to have affected corporate email with Indian employees are unable to connect to their colleagues and friends in China. Users in India have had to use services based overseas like Gmail to connect to China

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This disruption could have been caused by a host of reasons.

However, before a true shooting war begins, one of the first things one sees is a cutting off of communications.

Sep 15 09:14

September 12th 2009 District of Criminals Protest PHOTOGRAPHS

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More photos the US Government did not want you to see.

Sep 15 09:13

Indian Press: Military Police Shot by Chinese Troops Along Sikkim Border

China apparently seriously escalated the ongoing border conflict between itself and India as reports in the Indian press indicate that two Indian military personnel were shot and wounded after coming under fire from Chinese troops in the Indian-controlled Kerang area of Sikkim.

The injured soldiers were apparently members of the Indo-Tibetan Border Police, India’s regional border force patrolling the Line of Actual Control (LAC). They were injured in bullets fired from the Chinese side.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

If true, one has to wonder what the folks in Beijing are attempting to accomplish here.

Is it possible that China has decided that if the US starts wars in Iran/Pakistan/Georgia, that it could just smash through Bangladesh to claim a warm water port on the Bay of Bengal?

And as reported here on 21 July 2009:

http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/cndy/2009-07/21/content_8451977.htm

"The United States and India said yesterday they had agreed on a defence pact that takes a major step towards allowing the sale of sophisticated US arms to the South Asian nation as it modernizes its military."

Sep 15 08:59

The Mysterious Collapse of WTC 7

Written by Prof. David Ray Griffin, one of the first pioneers of the 9/11 truth movement.

Sep 15 08:45

Russia Strikes Military Treaties with Abkhazia, S.Ossetia

Russian Defense Minister, Anatoly Serdyukov, and his counterparts from breakaway Abkhazia and South Ossetia signed treaties on military cooperation in Moscow on September 15, the Russian news agencies reported.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This, coupled with the story about Russia's warning that it will detain Georgian ships entering Abkhazian territorial waters, is a genuine ramp-up toward an actual military confrontation here.

Sep 15 08:44

Jim Rogers - America is Collapsing

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Investor Jim Rogers has an excellent multi-decade record
of betting on countries that do smart things and against countries that do dumb things.

Guess who he's betting against these days?

Sep 15 08:43

TUC fears risk of riots as jobless total rises

Public spending cuts could plunge Britain into a double-dip recession, driving unemployment above 4m and threatening to provoke riots on the streets, the country’s most senior union leader has said.

Sep 15 08:42

GM crops set for approval in Britain, warn campaigners

It is already possible to grow one variety of pest resistant GM maize in Britain and the Continent.

The Department for the Environment Food and Rural Affairs said it was highly unlikely that any British farmers would seek to grow any of the GM crops as they are designed for much hotter climates.

Sep 15 08:42

Russia to detain Georgian ships off Abkhazia

Russian news agencies say the country's coast guard is warning that it will detain Georgian ships entering the territorial waters of Abkhazia.

The warning adds to already strong tensions between Georgia and Russia over the status of Abkhazia and South Ossetia, two separatist provinces that Russia recognized as independent after its war with Georgia last year.

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This could get very ugly, very quickly.

Sep 15 08:42

History Says US Is Headed For Hell On Earth

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

Sep 15 08:40

Swine Flu Vaccination: An Injured Subject Speaks Out as Researchers Deny Link

A participant in the german H1N1 vaccine trials reports serious adverse reactions, including coughing up blood, but the lead researcher blows it off. Yet another story of problems in vaccine safety studies that are ignored.

Sep 15 08:40

Afghanistan: Recount Ordered At 10 Percent Of Polling Stations

Ballots from about 10 percent of Afghanistan's polling stations must be recounted because of suspicions of fraud in last month's presidential election, according to an order from a U.N.-backed body, an official said Tuesday.

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At the end of the day, the outcome will probably be the same, but we'll hear much more self-congratulatory chest-thumping from Americans and NATO members, assuring themselves of what a magnificent job they did to make sure that this election "free and fair" for the Afghan people.

This "election" is an absolute fraud and a sham. This is simply the re-anointing of Karzai for one more term in office, so that the US and NATO can deal with the "devil they know", rather than the devil they don't know.

And even if, by some miracle, Abdullah Abdullah squeaks ahead for a marginal victory over Karzai, his ability to actually created the reforms on which he based his ca,[aogm will be severely challenged by the on-going corruption of his predecessor.

Sep 15 08:40

Film makers, Actors, and Activists Protest Toronto Film Fest For Tel Aviv Spotlight

Sep 15 08:38

9/11 Family Member Manny Badillo schools France 24 News

Sep 15 08:35

Conservative anti-government protesters appropriate historic US flag

The banner is called the Gadsden flag, a Revolutionary-war era naval standard. And until it was appropriated by US right-wingers, it was my favourite symbol of American patriotism.

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From the pejorative use of "right wing" throughout this article, it is obvious that this moron comes to the issue with a bias. The Gadsden flag is neither right nor left wing, but a symbol of defiance by all Americans to all tyranny.

Sep 15 08:35

Sign the new Truth Statement, updated for 2009

On the eighth anniversary of 9/11, in spite of Americans having elected the "other" party in hopes it would deliver on its promise of a change in direction, we find ourselves asking these same questions and encountering the same resistance to transparency. The ensuing wars have destroyed millions of lives, our economy lies in ruin, our civil liberties are in tatters, habeas corpus is in the grave and posse comitatus dissolved, with thousands of Americans now sick--many dying--from the exposure to toxins at Ground Zero because they stood up for all of us on 9/11. Because this issue is as relevant as the day we issued this Statement in 2004, we now offer again the opportunity to endorse this call for answers, and join with those who have already taken a stand.

Sep 15 08:33

Musharraf admits US aid diverted

Former president Pervez Musharraf says the US military aid given to Pakistan during his tenure was used to strengthen defences against India.

The money was used to arm the troops who moved with their equipment from the western border to the east based on the perceived threats, he said.

The US gave $10bn dollars to Pakistan to fight the Taliban and al-Qaeda.

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One has to wonder just where the money given to the current Zardari is actually going.

Obviously, the State Department and the White House continue to be clueless on this.

Sep 15 08:33

Meet the 'Phoney Four' who ripped off GB Ltd

The extraordinary greed, arrogance and incompetence which led to the collapse of one of the world's great countries is laid bare in a report published today.

An independent inquiry into the so-called 'Phoney Four' has revealed an astonishing tale of sex, lies and money. Investigators uncovered a trail of shady property deals, interest-free loans, private jets and exotic holidays.

The only mystery is how they got away with it for so long. The consortium took over GB Limited with a large sweetener from the previous management. They also inherited a healthy bank balance and a huge fund of public goodwill.

Sep 15 08:27

Israel committed 'war crimes' in Gaza: UN probe chief

Israeli forces committed war crimes and possibly crimes against humanity during their assault on the Gaza Strip eight months ago, the head of a UN fact-finding rights mission said Tuesday.

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OK, Israel knows this, the Palestinians know this, and now the UN and the whole world knows this.

The question is, what is the world going to do about it?!?

Sep 15 08:27

Pension Plan Shocker Dead Ahead!

I’ve talked about corporate pension plans before, but in a few short weeks I think we’re going to get some shocking news. Namely, that the government backup for failed pension plans is more underfunded than it has ever been before.

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