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September 14, 2009

Sep 14 08:30

Group linked to Al-Qaeda claims Lebanon rocket salvo

A group linked to Al-Qaeda has claimed last week's rocket salvo from Lebanon into Israel, a US-based group that monitors jihadist websites said on Monday.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

You know, THESE "Al Qaeda" (nudge nudge wink wink)!

Read more about the SITE Intelligence group here!

Sep 14 08:28

Tea Partyers Drown Out CNN Reporter During Live Report

Sep 14 08:21

The 10 most potentially hazardous smartphones

Sep 14 08:20

How Israel’s Nuclear Arsenal endangers Us All

President John F. Kennedy tried to stop Israel from starting a nuclear arms race in the Middle East. In a June 1963 letter to Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion, he insisted on proof “beyond a reasonable doubt” that Israel was not developing nuclear weapons at its Dimona reactor facility. Though his letter was cabled to the U.S. embassy, Ben-Gurion resigned (citing undisclosed personal reasons) before the message could be physically delivered.

With Israel’s nuclear ambitions under attack by its key ally, that strategically well-timed resignation duped an inexperienced young president and denied him a diplomatic victory that might well have precluded the wars now being waged in the Middle East.



Sep 14 08:10

Nation Building at the Barrel of an American Gun?

Nation Building at the Barrel of an American Gun?
A Short Reply to the Dubik and Kagans’ Washington Post Oped

Lieutenant General James Dubik, Dr Kim Kagan, and Dr Fred Kagan, the three authors of a Sunday Washington Post oped titled The Afghan Illusion: Kabul’s Forces Aren’t Yet a Substitute for Our Own, conclude their Oped with this statement:

"Building Afghan forces dramatically is part of a strategy for succeeding in Afghanistan and permitting the reduction of foreign forces. It cannot, however, be the whole strategy."

And to ask this reoccurring question one more time, what is the "whole strategy"? Although the authors do not come out and say it, armed nation building is clearly the "whole" strategy.

Sep 14 07:53

US snubs film on theory of evolution

A BRITISH film about Charles Darwin has failed to find a US distributor because his theory of evolution is too controversial for American audiences, according to its producer.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Americans want to be told that God sits up nights to admire them while they torture Muslim children!

Sep 14 07:48

Stop Begging Obama to Be Obama and Get Mad

The right-wing accusations against Barack Obama are true. He is a socialist, although he practices socialism for corporations. He is squandering the country’s future with deficits that can never be repaid. He has retained and even bolstered our surveillance state to spy on Americans. He is forcing us to buy into a health care system that will enrich corporations and expand the abuse of our for-profit medical care. He will not stanch unemployment. He will not end our wars. He will not rebuild the nation. He is a tool of the corporate state.



Sep 14 07:48

MSNBC says the 10th amendment is "a bunch of baloney"

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This same video just got yanked off of YouTube.

My comment is that this talking head forgets to mention that the Constitution FORBIDS certain activities that the government is engaging in, such as direct non-apportioned taxation.

And finally, we may be past the argument over what is legal and what is not. We all know there are bad laws. Everything Hitler did was legal. Did that make it right? Were the German people right to obey those laws? The same with Mussolini, or Pol Pot, or Stalin, or Allende. Every conviction that sentenced an accused witch to be burned alive at the stake was was in accordance with the law.

Here in the United States we used to have laws that allowed slavery. We acknowledge today that those laws were wrong and deserved to be ignored. My ancestors ran a station on the Underground Railroad on that very principle.

During WW2 innocent people were locked up in concentration camps simply because they were Japanese. Today we acknowledge that those laws were wrong.

The government is not infallible. They make mistakes. They succumb to greed and vanity. And we know today that they lie to us every single chance they get.

Finally, everything the British Government did in the first half of the 1700s was the letter of the law. Did that make it right?

The Founding Fathers did not think so. They understood that governments are built by greedy people and that ultimately all governments are oligarchies, and ultimately all governments cross the line between what is tolerable and what is intolerable.

We are at that line today, and the reactions of the government and media to the Saturday protest proves that they know it.

Sep 14 07:21

SOMETHING BIG IS BEING PLANNED BY THE US/ISRAEL!

Webmaster's Commentary: 

They are "wagging the dead guy" again!

Sep 14 07:19

Privatized Prisons and Prison Labor IS Slavery

Webmaster's Commentary: 

25% of all the world's prisoners are in US prisons.

Sep 14 07:14

Nano Particles used in Untested H1N1 Swine Flu Vaccines Part III: ‘It’s the vaccines, Stupid!

Vaccines which have been approved by the responsible government authorities for vaccination against the alleged H1N1 Influenza A Swine Flu have been found to contain nano particles. Vaccine makers have been experimenting with nanoparticles as a way to “turbo charge” vaccines for several years. Now it has come out that the vaccines approved for use in Germany and other European countries contain nanoparticles in a form that reportedly attacks healthy cells and can be deadly.



Sep 14 07:14

The Doors of Perception

CONVENTIONAL WISDOM

In America, conventional wisdom that has mass acceptance is usually contrived: somebody paid for it. Examples:

*Pharmaceuticals restore health
*Vaccination brings immunity
*The cure for cancer is just around the corner
*Menopause is a disease condition
*When a child is sick, he needs immediate antibiotics
*When a child has a fever he needs Tylenol
*Hospitals are safe and clean.
*America has the best health care in the world.
*Americans have the best health in the world.

Sep 14 07:12

Election Trouble Brewing for House Dems in 2010

Despite sweeping Democratic successes in the past two national elections, continuing job losses and President Barack Obama's slipping support could lead to double-digit losses for the party in next year's congressional races and may even threaten their House control.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Think "third party" (assuming the entire Federal Government has not collapsed by then).

Sep 14 07:12

The Truthseeker's Imprisoned in Rothschild Castle.

The simple answer to most of what is going on everywhere is that humanity has an enemy whose intent is to enslave and torment it and all roads lead to The Rothschild Castle. The intention is clearly stated in the founder’s own words. The solution is for humanity to storm the castle and take back what has been stolen. No matter how you reason it. No matter how you strategize or brainstorm, there is only one solution. The people of the world must overthrow the overlords and they will. They will.

Sep 14 07:05

Fury as city minister Lord Myners describes £130bn sunk into banks as 'nice little nest-egg'

Treasury minister Lord Myners faced anger and charges of 'complacency' by calling the Government's multi-billion bank bailout a 'nice little nest-egg' for the taxpayer.

He also said he thought the worst of the financial sector crisis was over.

There were immediate accusations that he was 'glossing over' the unprecedented risk to the public purse of saving the UK's stricken financial houses.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Looting the subjects to give to the idiots who created the mess in the first place.

Where is Robin Hood when you really need him!



Sep 14 07:03

Oh Gord! He has a cunning plan

First, the rumours are true. Brown is shouting, screaming, hurling objects around the room, behaving like a maniac. In other words, business as usual. This is how he operates — and has done since he cocooned himself in the Treasury 12 years ago.

It may seem bonkers to promise free healthcare to the Nepalese when so many British kids can’t read and write. But he’ll do so this month.

It seems crazy apologising for the way gay computer pioneer Alan Turing was treated in 1954 — when Gordo was three years old.

Our PM was 49 when he sold the nation’s gold reserves for $275 an ounce. It passed $1,000 last week. Where’s our apology for that?

Sep 14 07:02

Lehman collapse: President Barack Obama to push banking overhaul

President Barack Obama is to call for a series of sweeping regulatory changes to the framework governing the world's largest banks in a bid to prevent a collapse like that of Lehman Brothers.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Since Obama cannot ban greed and stupidity on Wall Street, I presume that his "solution" is to open up a permanent spigot from our wallets into the bankers' vaults.

Sep 14 07:00

Official responsible for light bulb ban is a former communist

Andris Piebalgs, 51, the European Commissioner for Energy, leads the team which drafted the controversial regulations that will see all incandescent bulbs phased out by 2012.

Far from being a faceless bureaucrat, Mr Piebalgs has waged a public war against opponents of the ban, mocking their stance and accusing them of being “resistant to change”.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

By any chance does he own stock in a compact fluorescent light company?

Sep 14 06:58

TUC warns of four million jobless

Public spending cuts would create a "double-quick, double-dip" recession and push unemployment over four million, the TUC's leader has warned.

Brendan Barber called it "astonishing" that demands for reducing the budget deficit were being seen as a priority, rather than funding economic revival.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I find it astonishing (albeit totally predictable) that Barber's "solution" to the crisis is to tax the people into poverty to keep the government that wrecked the economy functioning!



Sep 14 06:55

We Can't Break Up the Giant Banks, Can We? Yes We Can!

Top economists and financial experts believe that the economy cannot recover unless the big, insolvent banks are broken up in an orderly fashion.

Even the Bank of International Settlements - the "Central Banks' Central Bank" - has slammed too big to fail. As summarized by the Financial Times:

Sep 14 06:54

Russia Today - Pastor Manning on Obama

Sep 14 06:54

President Obama extends 9/11 national emergency

"Because the terrorist threat continues, the national emergency declared on September 14, 2001, and the powers and authorities adopted to deal with that emergency, must continue in effect beyond September 14, 2009. Therefore, I am continuing in effect for an additional year the national emergency the former President declared on September 14, 2001, with respect to the terrorist threat," Obama wrote to Congress.

President Obama said the terrorist threat of further attacks on the United States is continuing and remains an "immediate threat."

Webmaster's Commentary: 
Sep 14 06:52

Protests over Obama health reform

Tens of thousands of people have marched from the White House to Capitol Hill in Washington to protest against Barack Obama's healthcare reforms.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Dear BBC. You really need to replace your news staff. First, you report that WTC-7 collapsed long before it actually did, and now you watch the protest no DC and fail to see that the anger arises out of far more general issues than the health care non-reform.

But let us look at the health care reform issue.

Healthcare in the US costs *$2.2tn a year,* or 16% of the country's GDP nearly double the OECD average. US medical care is the most expensive on the world, while being 37th in quality. Someone is making a ton of cash off of the American people.

What WE THE PEOPLE wanted from Obama's administration was to stop spending our tax money on wars and Wall Street and Israel and spend it on taking care of us. Instead, Obama will guarantee that we all have health insurance by forcing us to go buy health insurance for for-profit companies who are huge campaign donors. As we have seen with both Nancy Pelosi and Olympia Snow, the insurance companies are simply bribing congress to get rid of the public insurance option.

We are being sold into financial bondage yet again and THAT is what the protests are about.



Sep 14 06:46

A TORTURERS TALE

Sep 14 06:45

Green shop owner is fined by council...for not producing any rubbish

With its emphasis on re-using old materials or selling them as scrap, Mark Howard's bicycle shop is a model of environmental efficiency.

So you might have imagined that his local council would be grateful to him for enhancing the area's green credentials.

But instead the father of four has been hit with a £180 fine - because officers refuse to believe he doesn't create any commercial waste.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Are you sure this isn't an old Monty Python sketch?

Sep 14 06:45

Incoming Tokyo government threatens split with US

A split is emerging between the United States and Japan over the new Tokyo government's anti-globalisation rhetoric and its threats to end a refueling agreement for US ships in support of the war in Afghanistan.

Sep 14 06:44

FOX News Supports Death Threats on Scholars for 9/11 Truth Activist

It has come to my attention that one of your announcers, Bill OReilly, has stated on national television that he would like to see me murdered and thrown into Boston Harbor.

Since I get so many email death threats I cant keep track of them
(among the 10% of my 9/11-related emails that are negative) this is a
pretty inflammatory thing to say. If anything were to happen to me, Fox
News would find itself facing the mother of all lawsuits, and my family
might very well end up in control of the Murdoch fortune.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

See PEW Research poll below which shows public trust of corporate media at an all-time low.



Sep 14 06:41

9/12 Taxpayer Tea Party March on Washington, DC

Sep 14 06:37

OpedNews Journalist and Six Protesters Charged With Criminal Conspiracy After Arrest At "Army Experience Center"

Six members of various anti-war groups, including World Can't Wait and Military Families Speak Out, and an OpedNews journalist, were arrested on Saturday, September 12, 2009, at approximately 3pm (ET) at a protest organized to shut down The Army Experience Center, located in Franklin Mills Mall in Philadelphia, PA. They were released early Sunday morning and charged with Criminal Conspiracy and Failure To Disperse.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The fastest way to bring down a dictatorship is to force it to act like one where everybody can see it!

Sep 14 06:35

Poll: News media's credibility plunges to new low

Nearly two-thirds of Americans think the news stories they read, hear and watch are frequently inaccurate, according to a poll released Sunday by the Pew Research Center for the People & the Press. That marks the highest level of skepticism recorded since 1985, when this study of public perceptions of the media was first done.

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Sep 14 06:35

Life existed in the oceans 200 million years before oxygen appearerd on Earth

Plant-like bacteria existed in the oceans for hundreds of millions of years while the Earth's air was not fit to breathe, research suggested .

Life evolved at least 200 million years before oxygen began to build up in the atmosphere, a study has shown.

During this period in its history, known as the Archaean, the Earth was covered by a poisonous smog of methane, ammonia and other toxic gases.

Sep 14 06:15

We're Number 37

Here is a little song celebrating our position at #37 in the world in healthcare. "We're Number 37"

Sep 14 06:04

Mainstream Media Cover-Up Implodes As World Discovers Millions Marched In DC

RELATED: Up to two million march to US Capitol to protest against Obama’s spending in ‘tea-party’ demonstration

The Gray Lady of Operation Mockingbird, the New York Times, reports today that “thousands” of patriots protested against Obamacare, cap and trade, the bankster bailout, and unchecked federal government power in the District of Criminals yesterday.

featured stories Massive Corporate Media Coverup of Real Numbers at D.C. Rally

“The demonstrators numbered well into the tens of thousands, though the police declined to estimate the size of the crowd,” the newspaper reports, attempting to downplay the historical significance of the protest.

Sep 14 05:32

Chasing the dragon, pt. 1

Part 1…lying sidelong on a divan in the Senate cloakroom

That John Kerry and his Senate Foreign Relations Committee are a regular bunch of cards. Their Aug. 10 report, “Afghanistan’s Narco War: Breaking the Link Between Drug Traffickers and Insurgents”, is funnier than a barrel of drunk monkeys. It opens with the statement: “At the end of March when President Obama fulfilled his pledge to make the war in Afghanistan a higher priority, he cast the U.S. role more narrowly than the previous administration: Defeat Al Quaeda and eliminate its safe havens in Afghanistan and Pakistan. To accomplish these twin tasks, however, the President is making a practical commitment to Afghanistan that is far greater than his predecessor—more troops, more civilians, and more money.”

Sep 14 05:31

Chasing the dragon, pt. 2

Part 2…hatin’ the player, not the game

The Senate is prepared to discuss the problem of Afghan corruption at length. It must be all the marble and parliamentary silly-talk that makes these men immune to irony, because portions of the report’s section entitled “The Scope of Corruption” sound like a description of American politics if the reader mad-libs a little. The Senate is very worried about the scope of corruption from the drug trade in Afghanistan. It forgets, in its rush to explain how horrid Afghanistan is, that it already admitted to setting the stage for this very situation when the U.S. invaded in 2001.

Sep 14 05:31

Chasing the dragon, pt. 3

Part 3…God’s own medicine

The Obama administration rescinded the Bush administration’s quixotic order to eradicate poppy fields in Afghanistan. Judging by hectare cultivation numbers and harvest yields, the plan was either never fully implemented or failed miserably. At the very least, farmers in Afghanistan are no longer being punished for trying to make a living. Like Bush, the Obama administration wants to reform Afghan agriculture and move it away from poppy cultivation. Unfortunately, these plans are still “being finalized”. To understand the problems inherent in the administration’s plans and possible futures for Afghan agriculture we need to examine Afghanistan’s situation, the opium poppy, and the history of opium cultivation.

Sep 14 04:05

Meghan McCain pinned on a 9/11 Truth button (while electioneering for Dad).

"What is your main issue?" you asked.

I replied that my main issue was a new investigation into 9/11 and supporting the victims' family members.

"I understand, because I went to school in New York City," you said. "A lot of the people I went to school with had the same concerns."

Prior to the event I had pinned on my shirt a black,1/4 inch, button with an image of a white ribbon reading: "9/11 Truth Now." Later, in our conversation I took the button off and handed it to you. I was surprised when you took it and stuck it to you lapel as you were on your way back to the straight talk express.

"Don't let your father see that!" I joked.

I am not trying to insinuate that you endorse Charlie Sheen's views on 9/11, but our conversation, proves that you, at least, know that Charlie Sheen doesn't not "believe in 9/11." You are fully aware of the issues that he is raising.

On the Alex Jones Show Friday, Charlie Sheen challenged all of his critics, including you, Miss McCain. Be intellectually honest and challenge Sheen on the points he made in this piece.

P.S. Please don't forget our meeting. Here are some photos to jog your memory:

September 13, 2009

Sep 13 23:38

US Military's propaganda recruiting visit to Kansas 5th-graders

Friday, September 11, 2009 By Kaitlyn Syring
Military personnel pay surprise visit to fifth-graders in Basehor, Kansas
When students in Michelle Ablard's class arrived at school that morning, they found their desks had disappeared.--After recess, a group of active and retired United States military personnel came into the classroom carrying their greatly missed furniture. The activity was part of an exercise Ablard planned to demonstrate the sacrifices made by members of the military. The lost desks were just a glimpse of what could be lacking in the students' lives if not for the men and women who fought for American freedoms. "Do you know how fortunate you are to live in the United States of America?" Ablard asked the students.

Sep 13 23:16

September 30th - D-Day for U.S. - Have You Been Paying Attention? Are You Prepared?

[...] we are now nearing the expected D-day - where the house of cards will come crashing down. People will find what they thought was built with mortar and brick was actually nothing but paper (worthless) and a house built by it perilously stacked one on top of another, without a real base or foundation. This house has been shaking for a year, one quake after another hitting it, but those who built it were able to move one card to another place to keep the house- though hurt, but in tack - able to still hide there was no foundation built.

Sep 13 21:38

FLASHBACK - Italy Ex-President – CIA And Mossad Ran 9-11

Former Italian President Francesco Cossiga, who revealed the existence of Operation Gladio, has told Italy’s oldest and most widely read newspaper that the 9-11 terrorist attacks were run by the CIA and Mossad, and that this was common knowledge among global intelligence agencies.

Sep 13 21:26

READER PHOTOS FROM THE DC PROTEST!

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The government and corporate media are trying to make this go away. The thing they are most afraid of is all 300 million Americans becoming angry at the same time, and they do not want to show anything that will allow Americans to see that the rest of the nation is just as angry about current events as they are. So, the shills come out and blame it on GOP agitators, or they try to understate the number of people who showed up, or they try to make it a racial issue, or in some really absurd cases try to claim that the photos and videos are all fakes because heavens to Betsy all real patriotic Americans just LOVE high taxes and abusive central government, don't ya know!!!!!!!!

Be angry.

Be very angry.

And , oh yes, I am still waiting for someone to send in photos from the protest showing a WRHG shirt or sign. (Insert sounds of 'hurrumph' here)

Sep 13 21:12

US tyre duties spark clash

A full-blown trade row erupted on Sunday night between the US and China after Beijing accused Washington of “rampant protectionism” for imposing heavy duties on imported Chinese tyres and threatened action against imports of US poultry and vehicles.

Sep 13 21:12

Banking Problems Are Now Bigger Than Pre-Lehman

Joseph Stiglitz, the Nobel Prize- winning economist, said the U.S. has failed to fix the underlying problems of its banking system after the credit crunch and the collapse of Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc.

“In the U.S. and many other countries, the too-big-to-fail banks have become even bigger,” Stiglitz said in an interview today in Paris. “The problems are worse than they were in 2007 before the crisis.”

Sep 13 21:03

Yeah, something big is about to happen; they are waving the dead guy at us again!!

Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden warned the American people over their government’s close ties with Israel in an apparently new audio tape posted on an Islamist website on Monday.

Sep 13 20:57

Charlie Sheen is an idiot and so are you

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Skip over the usual corporate media prop-up-the-lie nonsense and read the responses from the readers (before they delete them).

Sep 13 20:00

Sacrifice at Pearl Harbor

In this authoritative and suspenseful documentary, the BBC takes you inside the secret activities of the Americans, the British and the Japanese as each nation moved fatefully toward the "date that will live in infamy." For nearly 50 years, the world has believed President Franklin D. Roosevelt's declaration that the Pearl Harbor attack was a completely unexpected assault on a neutral nation. Sacrifice at Pearl Harbor tells another, hidden story - using actual recording of intercepted diplomatic communications, declassified government documents, archival footage and interviews with diplomats and spies from around the world.

Sep 13 19:39

16 years old - still a great scene - Falling Down

Good movie. This small scene (~ 2 minutes) stuck in my mind probably more than any other in this movie long before it became so timely....long before I really woke up. As a side note I typically key in to scenes differently than others. For example, I find MANY scenes in Apocolypse Now more fascinating than the "assault" scene everyone knows.

I'm glad someone uploaded this scene - I remember trying to find it before and finding many others than this one. The part where the guy says "don't forget me" gets me every time.

Sep 13 18:49

Major Announcement:The Gaza Freedom March

Yes,I'm going and YES I will be updating WRH every single day I have access to internet!

Thanks to everyone who donated and made this possible

Sep 13 17:35

Kucinich to U.S.: Single-Payer Needs Your Support

By Ernest A. Canning on 9/8/2009 3:37PM
Kucinich to U.S.: Single-Payer Needs Your Support
Link and Sign Petition on Behalf of H.R. 676 (Medicare for All)
by Ernest A. Canning
In "Single-Payer and the 'Democracy Deficit'," citing empirical studies, polls and the extensive data assembled by Physicians for a National Health Program, I argued that the current for-profit health care system is not merely corrupt, irrational and dysfunctional, but deadly; that it pits the obscene profits of a few health insurance company CEOs and their Wall Street investors against the health of our people, whose very lives are treated as nothing more than a commodity.

Sep 13 17:30

Americans' protest in D.C. was NOT a race riot

September 13,2009 America spoke By James Simpson
America spoke September 12th in Washington, DC. Real America. Not black America, not white America, not Hispanic or Asian America, not even conservative or liberal America. Real America. There were mothers, sons, fathers, daughters, newborn children and kids on the way up; there were many, many elderly and a lot of disabled folks, young and old, in wheelchairs. Many of these people had never been to a protest before in their lives. People were pleasant, polite and considerate. There was not a drunken eye in the house.
http://www.exposeobama.com/2009/09/12/two-million-at-tea-party-huge-su...
Two Million at Tea Party, Huge Success
http://www.exposeobama.com/2009/09/12/tea-party-crowd-is-huge/

Sep 13 16:28

FLASHBACK: US-Israeli Anti-Missile Programs to Be Fully Integrated by 2013

(From DEBKAfile, March 23, 2006)

The US House of Representatives last week allocated another $25 for the Arrow’s joint production and integration; and $45 m for the US-Israeli short-range David’s Sling, which is under development for countering high trajectory projectiles, such as Hizballah’s Katyusha rockets.

US and Israeli anti-missile systems are scheduled to be fully integrated by the year 2013. A further American investment of $1 bn in the Israeli programs will top up the $2.8 bn already spent.

Israel’s defense minister Amir Peretz said on May 19 that he hopes David’s Slling will be ready in two years. This leaves Israel unprotected against the Palestinian Qassam, Hizballah’s Katyusha or mortar attack before 2010....

....DEBKAfile’s military sources report that the integrated counter-missile units were given their first field test in the joint US-Israeli Juniper Cobra exercise held in the Negev in March, 2007. At Washington’s request, a news blackout was imposed on the week-long maneuver, which ended March 20.

Its success was reflected in last week’s congressional approval of appropriations for continuing the integrated programs.

At the same time, Israel must consider the pros and cons for its strategic position of filling a front-line role in the American missile shield planned for the east European countries of Poland and the Czech Republic. Israel is seen to solidly side with America against Moscow with applications for the inter-power contest over influence and oil and gas markets in the Middle East and Central Asia. This contest is beginning to be called “Cold War Two.”...

....1. The US has designated the Israeli-made Arrow anti-missile missile system and its Green Pine radar the first line in its defensive shield against Iranian ballistic missiles. Any incoming missile would have to first outmaneuver the Israeli system located in the Negev before reaching the Europe-based links – 10 interceptors, which Washington plans for Poland and a radar station projected for the Czech Republic - and possibly Georgia too.....

....2. The US-Israeli missile defense network is designed not only to intercept Iranian ballistic missiles of 1,300-1,500 km range fired at Europe, but also the short-range Iskander-E short-range ballistic missiles....

....3. The United States and Israel therefore have more in mind than a defense system against an Iranian ballistic threat to Europe. They do not rule out Moscow’s potential for one day creating the same kind of integrated missile and missile defense system with Iran and or Syria, as the one the US has formed with Israel.....

....“The rationale for such deployments as detailed in US Defense Department analysis has concluded that Poland and the Czech Republic are the good locations to provide protection for much of Europe and the United States from the evolving Middle East ballistic missile threat. Assuming our negotiations are successful, we hope to begin major construction in these countries in 2008 and to begin missile defense operations by 2012. These missile defense assets would be integrated with existing radars in Fylingdales, UK and Thule, Greenland, as well as the US ground-based mid-course defense system consisting of, for example, existing missile defense interceptors located in California and Alaska....

Sep 13 16:27

GOP Sen. Snowe urged Obama to take 'public option off the table'

U.S. Senator Olympia J. Snowe (R-Maine) claims to have urged the president to "take the public option off the table" due to the level of Republican opposition.

Speaking to CBS News anchor Bob Schieffer on Sunday, Snowe suggested that President Barack Obama had shown "flexibility" on the key feature of his reform proposals during his State of the Union address on Wednesday,

She added: "It's universally opposed by all Republicans in the Senate, and therefore there's no way to pass a plan that includes the public option.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Dancing rather blatantly and awkwardly to your master's tune yet again, Senator?

And this time, it's really getting hard on the eyes to watch.

And why?!?

As reported on 10 June, 2009 at:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/06/10/snowes-ties-to-health-car_n_213798.html

"Snowe's Ties To Health Care Industry Raise Concern As Reform Talk Heats Up"

"The Senate Republican who is front and center in the health care debate has received more than $1 million in campaign contributions from the health care industry. Her staff, too, has ties to some of the biggest players in the private insurance, with major stakes in the reform effort."

Snowe is just one of the health insurance industry's "fixers" in the Senate, making sure that what might be a benefit to American citizens will never see the light of day.

Way to go, Senator Snowe! You have just clearly demonstrated who's side you're on, and it is not on the side of We the People.

Sep 13 15:13

Flashback: Obama's speech, Blacks Riot To Protest

Quiet Riots
05 Jun 2007 Marc Ambinder
" Much of what we saw on our television screens 15 years ago was Los Angeles expressing a lingering, ongoing, pervasive legacy—a tragic legacy out of the tragic history this country has never fully come to terms with. This is not to excuse the violence of bashing in a man's head or destroying someone's store and their life's work. That kind of violence is inexcusable and self-defeating. It does, however, describe the reality of many communities around this country."
Either the rioters were lawbreakers taking advantage of the opportunity to run wild, or they were tragic creatures expressing their profound disastisfaction with American life in the only way possible. Or maybe they were both.

Sep 13 14:09

Hawaii tax collections worsen in July, August

HONOLULU (AP) - Hawaii's state budget deficit grew larger Thursday, and Gov. Linda Lingle emphasized that savings will have to come from government employees.

The Department of Taxation reported that tax collections fell 5 percent in July and August, a steeper decline than the 1.5 percent dip forecast by the Council on Revenues for the current fiscal year that began July 1.

''We simply cannot continue to spend beyond our means,'' Lingle said in a statement. ''The reality is we can no longer afford to maintain the current level of labor expenses.''

The drop represents an additional $36 million loss from the state budget, on top of the existing two-year budget deficit of about $900 million.

Sep 13 14:06

Study: Hawaii’s roads among worst in nation

Hawaii's major roads and highways are some of the roughest rides in the nation, according to a new report, which estimates that rutted thoroughfares cost each Hawaii driver about $500 a year in vehicle repairs, accelerated wear and tear and increased fuel consumption.

The report highlights how roadway conditions cost drivers, businesses - and lives. The study warns that the situation will only get worse unless the state can secure more funding to address backlogged repairs and an aging roadway system.

Sep 13 13:56

Police pull weed in Huelo

MARK GOLDBERG / MauiGuidebook.com

Huelo resident Mark Goldberg photographed law enforcement officers in a helicopter operation Thursday morning near Hoolawa Stream in Huelo in a marijuana-eradication program known as “Green Harvest.” Maui police confirmed there was a Maui operation Thursday, but no information on what was seized was available Friday. Goldberg said crews were in the area for several hours uprooting marijuana.

Sep 13 13:56

Clinton's Dead Friends

Sep 13 13:54

Marc Faber On Bloomberg 9.10.09

Sep 13 13:50

TIME was; a President got some 'props'

Sep 13 13:38

Party serves up some tea

More than 100 protesters gathered outside the Queen Ka'ahumanu Center on Saturday afternoon to speak out against what they see as over taxation and a government that has exceeded what was envisioned by the Founding Fathers.

The event was held by the Maui Taxed Enough Already Party, with another sign-waving on Maui earlier in the day in Lahaina.

Sep 13 11:50

Jimmy “The Bull” Traficante’s Message to Organized Jewish Interests–Payback’s a Bitch

No doubt assuming his 7-year stay in prison had broken his otherwise-indomitable spirit, the fact that Traficante has come out bucking like a rodeo bull could not have come at a worse time as far as Jewish interests are concerned. It is after all taking place at a time when the narcotic effects of the Zionist potion poured into the community well in America are beginning to wear off and growing numbers of Americans are beginning to awaken from their trance.

Sep 13 11:47

Interest Only Mortgage Time Bomb: $71 billion in Loans will Reset in next 12 Months. Total Loans Outstanding at $908 Billion. Average Balance of $324,000. Median U.S. Home Price $178,000.

Interest only (IO) loans seemed like a viable mortgage option when home prices were appreciating on a double-digit basis every year. The interest only loan allowed borrowers the option of making no principal payments for 5, 7, or even 10 years. Now why would someone not make any principal payment for such a long time? The way these mortgages were pitched, people would buy a home for 3, 5, or 7 years and would sell their home before the reset period. Yet the housing bubble has burst and home prices are now below the average balance of these mortgage in many areas. Recent data has the median U.S. home price at $178,000 while the average loan amount of an interest only loan is $324,000. How many of these loans are out there? Try 2.8 million.

Sep 13 11:46

AIPAC's #1 target gets out if jail

Sep 13 10:23

Police say syringes will help stop drunk driving

Officers can't hold down a suspect and force them to breath into a tube, she noted, but they can forcefully take blood — a practice that's been upheld by Idaho's Supreme Court and the U.S. Supreme Court....

Once they're back on patrol, they will draw blood of any suspected drunk driver who refuses a breath test. They'll use force if they need to, such as getting help from another officer to pin down a suspect and potentially strap them down, Watson said

Sep 13 10:14

Up to two million march to US Capitol to protest against Obama’s spending in ‘tea-party’ demonstration

Sep 13 10:13

Axelrod Says 'Tea Party' Protesters Are 'Wrong'

The White House has a message to the tens of thousands of protesters who railed against big government during a rally in Washington Saturday: You're wrong.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"The Will of The People is The Law of The Land!" -- Harry Truman

Sep 13 09:59

Are We There Yet?

Regular visitors to LRC are probably scratching their heads by now. How can the U.S. stock market continue to zoom higher each day while the best that can be said of the U.S. economy is that the pace of job losses has slowed? Why are debates over massive new government programs overshadowing the economic typhoon that is slamming tens of millions of families with legions of unemployed adults?

This sure seems like a classic case of drilling holes in the hull of the Titanic.

Sep 13 09:55

Undercounting deaths of US soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan

Contractor deaths and injuries (around 30,000 so far) are rarely reported but they highlight the United States' steadily growing dependence on private enterprise.

The present ratio of about one contractor for every uniformed member of the U.S. armed forces is more than double that of every other major conflict in American history, according to the Congressional Budget Office.

That means the world's only superpower cannot fight its war nor protect its civilian officials, diplomats and embassies without support from contractors.

Sep 13 09:52

Israel goes ballistic (the US trains to fight Israel's Wars)

This year's drill, scheduled for mid-October, is being described as the largest joint exercise ever held by the countries. During it they will jointly test four ballistic missile defense systems.

n addition to the Aegis, the MDA and EUCOM are sending THAAD and Patriot 3 missile defense systems - America's most-advanced - for the first time.

While the Higgins has not yet needed to use its Aegis system to intercept missiles fired into Israel, its crew is intimately familiar with the country's various security issues, particularly along the northern border.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

the integration of the US and Israeli military is proceeding at a dizzying pace, and very few voices are raised publicly to ask if such an integration is a really positive development for US security.

Sep 13 09:40

US could shift Afghanistan focus towards eastern provinces

The primary focus of the US war strategy in Afghanistan could shift towards the eastern provinces bordering Pakistan and away from the south of the country, where British forces are heavily engaged, under a plan being finalised by commanders.

Senior military officials are said to believe the Afghan Taliban's ability to find sanctuary and support across the porous border with Pakistan ? plus the suspected presence in the lawless tribal Waziristan area of al-Qaida leaders including Osama bin Laden ? has made a bigger effort in the east essential if the insurgency is to be defeated.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

A short memo to the author of this article:

1. Bin Laden is dead: he assumed room temperature a number of years ago.

2. The only people actually "winning" the Af-Pak war are the drug lords and the defense contractors.

Sep 13 09:36

Talks end 30-year US-Iran standoff

THE first formal talks between Iranian and American officials since the breaking of diplomatic relations almost 30 years ago have been given the go-ahead by President Barack Obama.

Despite warnings from Tehran that it will not negotiate on its nuclear programme, Obama decided on Friday to accept an offer of face-to-face talks that will also be attended by British, Russian, Chinese and other European officials.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Israel will do whatever it can to guarantee these talks will go nowhere.

Sep 13 09:27

Two thousand schoolgirls suffer suspected ill-effects from cervical cancer vaccine

Doctors' reports show that girls of 12 and 13 have experienced convulsions, fever and paralysis after being given the vaccine, which is now administered in schools as part of efforts to prevent women developing cancer.

Sep 13 09:23

Israeli forces continue escalation of night raids of non-violent anti-Wall organizers

Organizers with the Popular committee Against the Wall in Bil'in say that they believe the escalation over the last month is an attempt by the Israeli military to crush the non-violent resistance in Palestine, as Israeli forces have abducted more than twenty young people who are known as organizers and participants in the weekly non-violent demonstrations in Bil'in.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Israel is terrified of non-violent protest, which is why they are desperately attempting to shut these people down.

Non-violent protest makes makes Israeli government oppression of Palestinians crystal clear to the entire world.

Sep 13 09:21

ZIONISM'S NEW FRONTIER ~ CYBERSPACE

A group of Israeli students calling themselves Help Israel Win help-israel-win.tk has published a software tool to carry out DoS attacks. It’s been downloaded by thousands of people, even though Help Israel Win’s own site has been hit repeatedly by DoS attacks and even though the software is dangerously similar to that used by spammers and other shady cyber-criminals to create “botnets” of PCs which have been enslaved without the owner’s knowledge.

Hackers using the logo of the Jewish Internet Defence Force, which denies involvement saying that it does not break the law and merely campaigns against online anti-semitism, have attacked pro-Palestinian Facebook groups.

Sep 13 09:21

Traficant For President

James Traficant does 7 years and returns hardened and fearless. This is the man we need to get rid of ZOG!

Sep 13 09:18

Iran in the news

Same mantra. Iran - nukes - oh my! Check out the response. Maybe not the most eloquent by I hadn't had my cup of coffee yet.

Iran has a RIGHT to develop nuclear energy technology. That is their right since they signed the NPT. Israel, on the other hand, has acted like bullies and caused this problem. Israel has refused to sign the NPT. Israeal STOLE fissile material from the US (all those "dual citizens" in our country have a purpose, don't you know?). http://jta.org/news/article/2007/11/29/105597/kissengernuclear

Sep 13 09:15

Soldier's cancer death linked to depleted uranium

Mr Balmain, who expressed disappointment that the Ministry of Defence had not sent an expert witness to the inquest, told the court: "This case has brought into sharp focus the problems that arise and the difficulties of dealing with the conflict between the need of the military to have the best munitions for their tasks, and the health of soldiers who go to war."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Looks as though British soldiers are just as expendable to their government as are their American counterparts to their government.

Sep 13 09:11

'I fed him like a baby bird'

"Amal ran to the house of [Uncle] Talal, but the soldiers wouldn’t let us follow her. We walked on the paved road [eastward, toward Salah al-Din Street]. I didn’t notice anything, and suddenly everyone stopped. It turned out that there was a snipers’ post in Sawafiri’s house. They ordered my husband’s [older] sons to pull up their shirts and turn around, and then they ordered them to go to Rafah [south]. We continued and entered the home of Majed [Samouni, another relative]. I looked at Ahmed; his clothes were covered with blood and I saw the two big holes in his head. I gave him mouth-to-mouth resuscitation, I screamed, I asked for an ambulance. His mouth was dry. I moistened his lips with saliva, and then with water that Majed brought me."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Just a friendly reminder that every dollar of your hard-earned taxpayer dollars siphoned off by Israel supports just this kind of behavior on the part of the IDF.

Sep 13 09:05

The Sham Debate Over Obama's Af-Pak War

So what is there to debate? The president has framed the issue as one of inevitability. Last month Obama told a veterans group that, "If left unchecked, the Taliban insurgency will mean an even larger safe haven from which Al Qaeda would plot to kill more Americans." That's the same rationale that George Bush deployed to justify not only the Afghanistan invasion, eight years ago, but the Iraq invasion, the war against Somalia and, indeed, the whole concept of global American wars without end. Barack Obama has not altered the Bush war on terror paradigm, he has reinforced it.

Sep 13 09:04

The Last Days of the Lehman brothers

Very well produced dramatization!

Webmaster's Commentary: 

..amongst other things there's a very neat explanation of how
"securities" are fabricated...

...listen carefully to the Paulson character's lines...

Sep 13 09:02

Enduring Freedom until 2050

New NATO head, former president George W Bush-friendly Anders Rasmussen from Denmark, has been trying to explain the new "strategy" in pyrotechnic NATOese to skeptical Europeans. But the real plot of the non-stop tragicomedy is never spelled out. The US and its NATO allies will do - and spend - whatever it takes to implant military bases on the doorstep of both Russia and China and - Allah only knows - get their Trans-Afghan Pakistan gas pipeline on track.

Sep 13 08:58

'Israel plans to grab more Arab land'

Palestinian sources say Israel is working on a new settlement plan that is equal to the grab of nearly 140-thousand acres of Arab land near Jerusalem (al-Quds).

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Memo to the Obama Administration: Israel is only interested in more territory (acquiring that though any means necessary), and not at all in peace.

Sep 13 08:56

'Israel plans to grab more Arab land'

Palestinian sources say Israel is working on a new settlement plan that is equal to the grab of nearly 140-thousand acres of Arab land near Jerusalem (al-Quds).

The new project focuses on the areas located around al-Quds by expanding the Maale Adumim settlement and connecting other settlements around the city.

Based on the same plan, Israeli authorities have envisaged altering the current Arab-Jew proportion of the population in the city. By 2020, they are expecting the Jewish settlers to form 88 percent of the whole population.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

UN Resolution 127: " . . . 'recommends' Israel suspends it's 'no-man's zone' in Jerusalem".

UN Resolution 250: " . . . 'calls' on Israel to refrain from holding military parade in Jerusalem".

UN Resolution 251: " . . . 'deeply deplores' Israeli military parade in Jerusalem in defiance of Resolution 250".

UN Resolution 252: " . . . 'declares invalid' Israel's acts to unify Jerusalem as Jewish capital".

UN Resolution 267: " . . . 'censures' Israel for administrative acts to change the status of Jerusalem".

UN Resolution 271: " . . . 'condemns' Israel's failure to obey UN resolutions on Jerusalem".

UN Resolution 298: " . . . 'deplores' Israel's changing of the status of Jerusalem".

UN Resolution 476: " . . . 'reiterates' that Israel's claim to Jerusalem are 'null and void'".

UN Resolution 478: " . . . 'censures (Israel) in the strongest terms' for its claim to Jerusalem in its 'Basic Law'".

etc. etc. etc.

Sep 13 08:52

Endless oil

Except in Russia and Ukraine. What is to us a matter of scientific certainty is by no means accepted there. Many Russians and Ukrainians — no slouches in the hard sciences — have since the 1950s held that oil does not come exclusively, or even partly, from dinosaurs but is formed below the Earth’s 25-mile deep crust. This theory — first espoused in 1877 by Dmitri Mendeleev, who also developed the periodic table — was rejected by geologists of the day because he postulated that the Earth’s crust had deep faults, an idea then considered absurd.

Sep 13 08:52

Hariri resignation sparks fears of instability in divided country

The political void left by Saad Hariri in stepping down as Lebanon’s prime minister-designate has sparked fears of instability in the divided country despite forecasts that he will soon return. Hariri was appointed on June 27 but on Thursday he said his attempts to form a government of national unity had proved fruitless and he accused the Hizbullah-led opposition of blocking his efforts.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Israel may well seize upon the political instability here by launching a new attack against Lebanon, using some sort of "false flag" incident as the excuse for another invasion.

Sep 13 08:50

From War Criminal in Israel to Coffee Salesman

The Justice is my goal, and the law is the only way to achieve justice, even after a hundred thousand years. If I die before achieving justice, I will leave it in will to my heirs to claim my rights, be it in one, ten, thousand or hundred thousand years. The jews will give me justice and restore my rights, be it the jews of today, or be it their descendants in 10.000 generations.

Sep 13 08:49

ISRAEL; NOT THE TIME FOR REFERENDUMS, TIME FOR SANCTIONS!

There are a few Israeli journalists that try hard to show the situation as it is. In most cases they mean well. Gideon Levy from HaAretz is one of those, but in the article at the end of this post, you will see that what he wrote is not very realistic.

He says it is time to hold a referendum on the continuing occupation. That ‘referendum’ was, in reality, held a few months ago under the guise of an election. The people of Israel have spoken when they elected the Right to form the new government, knowing very well that the occupation would not end under their administration.

The sad reality is that most of the opposition to the occupation, by Jews, comes from groups outside of Israel.

Sep 13 08:48

‘BUT SIR, IT’S NOT A NEW SETTLEMENT, IT’S AN OUTPOST’

This settlement expansion, which is ignored by the Israeli government charged with preventing it, comes at a time when the international community is calling for a freeze on new building in settlements and the disbanding of settlement outposts.

Over the past three months, internationals have also observed settlers constructing numerous new buildings in the nearby illegal Israeli outposts of Havat Ma’on (Hill 833) and Avigail.

Sep 13 08:43

White House wants talks to focus on Iran's nukes

"We're not talking for talking's sake," presidential spokesman Robert Gibbs said. "This may not have been a topic they wanted to be brought up, but I can assure you it's a topic that we'll bring up."

The Iranians have a responsibility to the international community to walk away from their illicit nuclear weapons program," Gibbs added. "That's what the focus from our side will be in these talks, and that's our goal."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

What a magnificently "when did you stop beating your wife?" approach to potential talks with Iran, which will guarantee these talks will go absolutely nowhere!

Sep 13 08:39

ANALYSIS / Clock ticking for Iran as Israel appears ready for strike

In the rare moments when it's not preoccupied with the decline of U.S. President Barack Obama in the polls and with the debate over its government's proposed health-care reforms, the American press continues to deal almost obsessively with another pressing issue: the deadlock in efforts to stop Iran's nuclear program and the growing likelihood that the endgame will be an Israeli attack on Iran's nuclear facilities.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Memo the author of this article:

1. Iran is perfectly within its right as a signatory to the NPT to use nuclear energy peacefully, i.e., build a power plant, which is what it is doing.

2. Repeated IAEA inspections have shown no diversion of nuclear material, and the level of processing remains consistent with that necessary to create a power plant, and not a bomb.

3. Israel, which has nuclear weapons, refused to sign the NPT.

4. If Israel decides to strike Iran, it should be completely on its own, with absolutely no military assistance from the US.

5. At that point, Israel, on its own, should be ready to face the wrath of the Russian military, which will support Iran militarily if such a strike moves forward. Russia and China have warned that such an attack against Iran will bring about World War.

6. There's an old adage that that fastest way to stop a dog from chasing cars is to let him catch one! Maybe it's time to let Israel start another one of its interminable wars, but without the US to pay for it, arm them for it, and save them when they get into trouble.

Sep 13 08:38

Did pressure from feds help kill Chris Kelly?

The decision Kelly was facing, I wrote, was whether to flip.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Did someone decide for him?

Sep 13 08:35

Up to two million march to US Capitol to protest against Obama's spending in 'tea-party' demonstration

Up to two million people marched to the U.S. Capitol today, carrying signs with slogans such as "Obamacare makes me sick" as they protested the president's health care plan and what they say is out-of-control spending.

The line of protesters spread across Pennsylvania Avenue for blocks, all the way to the capitol, according to the Washington Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency.

People were chanting "enough, enough" and "We the People." Others yelled "You lie, you lie!" and "Pelosi has to go," referring to California congresswoman Nancy Pelosi.

Sep 13 08:23

US Pressing Karzai for Election Deal

Karzai reportedly did not respond favorably to Ambassador Eikenberry’s comments, and has refused to meet with any US officials since. Though the US has publicly put on a brave face with respect to the vote, and Richard Holbrooke has repeatedly praised it, privately it is becoming increasingly apparent that it is putting them in an awkward position.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

What put the US in this "awkward position" was making sure that this election re-appointed Karzai, and that really representative candidates were barred from being on the ballot at all.

If there is any "power-sharing government", it will be in name only, and purely cosmetic.

The Afghan people are, rightfully, resentful of this pre-ordained outcome, and this "election" may spawn demonstrations and riots which the US and UN troops may find themselves unable to control, without killing a massive number of non-combatants.

That will only further radicalize the Afghan people against the Karzai government.

Sep 13 08:22

Protests builds on anti-tax, anti-spending sentiment

People marched in Washington by the tens of thousands today to protest government spending and a health-care overhaul many call too expensive.

Organizers say the event was built on growing concern over tax policies, economic stimulus spending and bank bailouts.

Sep 13 08:16

U.S. envoy says hopes to finalize settlement deal

"There is still work to be done," Netanyahu told reporters before flying to Cairo for talks with Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak. Progress has been made on some issues and there are certain things in which we have yet to make progress."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Translation: "we will take everything possible, and give absolutely nothing back to give peace talks a chance, then blame the lack of progress on the Palestinians!"

Sep 13 08:12

THE MILLION MOB MARCH

Odds are the mainstream media will downplay the success of this weekend's march on Washington DC, but a picture speaks a thousand words. There will be many more video and photos to come, but, so far, these are too exciting for words.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I don't see any WRH posters in there, Rangers! :P

Sep 13 08:11

1.5 to 2 million march on Washington D.C Tea Party protest rally September 12 2009

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Daily KOS is trying to claim this is fake.

Sep 13 08:09

Mitchell in Israel as Mideast diplomacy revs up

US envoy George Mitchell began his latest Middle East tour on Sunday and the Israeli prime minister was to head to Egypt as efforts to kickstart the peace process intensified ahead of the UN General Assembly.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

WHAT "peace process"?!?!?

Israel refuses to stop building in illegally occupied territory, and, as stated in this article:"The Palestinians have said they will not resume talks -- and Arab leaders have said they will not take steps to normalise relations with Israel -- without a complete halt to settlement construction."

Israel has spat in President Obama's face, and told him it's raining on the settlement issue.

There is is no "peace process": not with the continued siege of Gaza, and abuse of Palestinians anywhere else Israelis think they can get away with it, when the cell phone cameras can't document it for the world to see.

Sep 13 08:07

video of Tea Protesters fill D.C. is currently "unavailable".

A video of the anti-government protest in DC is no longer available, but they make you watch the commercial before telling you it has been removed!

Sep 13 08:05

Revealed: The ghost fleet of the recession

The biggest and most secretive gathering of ships in maritime history lies at anchor east of Singapore. Never before photographed, it is bigger than the U.S. and British navies combined but has no crew, no cargo and no destination - and is why your Christmas stocking may be on the light side this year

Sep 13 08:04

Oldest Swiss Bank Tells Clients to Sell U.S. Assets or Leave

Wegelin & Co., Switzerland’s oldest bank, is telling wealthy clients to sell their U.S. assets, or switch banks, because of concerns new rules will saddle investors with tax obligations in the world’s biggest economy.

U.S. proposals to extend reporting requirements for banks whose clients buy American stocks and bonds coupled with estate tax liabilities that may be inherited by the heirs of people who have such holdings prompted the advice from the St. Gallen, Switzerland-based bank, said Managing Partner Konrad Hummler.

Sep 13 08:03

Thousands rally with or against Obama

The demonstrators in Washington came from all corners of the country, waving American flags and handwritten signs explaining the root of their frustrations. Their anger stretched well beyond the health care legislation, with shouts of support for gun rights, lower taxes and a smaller government.

Former U.S. Rep. Dick Armey, R-Irving, whose group FreedomWorks helped organize the protest, led the rallying cries from nearly the same spot where Obama took his oath of office eight months ago.

"He pledged a commitment of fidelity to the United States Constitution," Armey said, suggesting that Obama was in violation of what the founding fathers intended the size and scope of the government to be.

Sep 13 08:03

Don't Tell Me What 9/12 Means

But as someone who happened to be in New York City eight years ago today, the implicit premise of the 9-12 Project—that those who aren't on Beck's side must have somehow "forgotten" 9/11 and its aftermath—ticks me off royally and personally.
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So since March, what has Glenn Beck been doing to re-establish that sense of nonpartisan national brotherhood? Calling President Obama a racist, declaring that the government was bringing fascism upon us, asking his fans to dig up dirt on political figures he doesn't like, and predicting civil-war-like uprisings. Because that's how you bring people together.

Sep 13 08:01

One year after fall of Lehman, few changes

How's your $700,000 job going? How's your 401K looking? Does anyone know of any normal person who has recovered as well as Wall Street?

Sep 13 07:59

Netanyahu bureau mired in anarchy, turf wars and lies

Why release such a false statement? Only Netanyahu knows. Even if there had been a desire to keep the trip confidential because of the sensitivity involved, the conduct of Netanyahu and his bureau sent the media into turmoil and finally led to the trip's disclosure. The publicity surrounding the disclosure must have been severely embarrassing to the Russians and caused real diplomatic damage.

Sep 13 07:57

Advertise on NYTimes.com U.S. to Expand Review of Detainees in Afghan Prison

The new Pentagon guidelines would assign a United States military official to each of the roughly 600 detainees at the American-run prison at the Bagram Air Base north of Kabul. These officials would not be lawyers but could for the first time gather witnesses and evidence, including classified material, on behalf of the detainees to challenge their detention in proceedings before a military-appointed review board.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This may look like an improvement for these prisoners of war, but - in terms of the normal practices of American jurisprudence - these little refinements are woefully beneath the standards of true American justice.

In fact, had these people actually been tried under American law, the cases upon which they were detained would fall apart in a heartbeat.

Sep 13 07:46

Fake Mexico Hijacking by Bolivian Jew

I wouldn’t have stumbled across this one if it weren’t for the interesting headline. The article said “Pilots: Hijacker incoherent during tense standoff” and since I know jews are usually behind any hijackings, I had to take a look. I also know from experience that the people set up to pull off these crazy hoaxes are usually fed tons of psychotropic and recreational drugs before hand by a jewish doctor and drug dealers somewhere, and it was the first thing that came to mind when I saw this headline. One clue is that nobody else seems to hijack aircraft. That’s just plain suicide, and I don’t care what you’ve heard about “hajis”, most people just don’t do stupid shit like this.

Sep 13 07:16

Ehud Barak - Architect of 9-11

Eight years after 9-11, the American people and the U.S. government are still woefully misinformed about what actually happened on September 11, 2001. The media version of events, accepted by most Americans, is based on a completely false understanding of the terror atrocity that changed America – and the world. This is, however, no accident. This is how Israeli false-flag terrorism is designed to work.

Sep 13 06:40

NIO plans to commercially market its submarine robot

According to NIO's official website, Maya can acquire data from on board sensors to sense physical, biological and chemical properties in the ocean, lakes, estuaries, rivers and dams.

The Maya AUV has many applications in oceanography as it can collect standard oceanographic data in confined areas; can detect phytoplankton blooms with the help of optical radiometers and fluorometer; it can be used as a platform for testing new marine sensor technologies, the website mentions.

Sep 13 06:37

New Bluetooth alarm won’t let you lose your mobile

A firm in Edinburgh has designed a Bluetooth-based alarm that can tell absent-minded technology geeks when they have left their mobile phone or laptop behind.
The device called ‘Nio’, a result of years of research, is soon to hit the shops.
A report on this innovation describes it as a keyring-sized box of tricks that emits an alarm whenever a person’s device is more than a certain distance away.

Sep 13 06:32

Freezing Israeli settlements is only leading to their expansion

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s decision to approve new Jewish settlements on the eve of a possible settlement freeze is the latest round in a cycle that has been repeated so many times over the past 40 years that it would seem mundane if it were not so dangerous. The cycle goes something like this: American or international pressure mounts on Israel to stop settlement activities in the Occupied Territories. Israeli settlers and their supporters then gather even more energy to expand onto more Palestinian land, build more exclusively Jewish settlements, and destroy more Arab homes before the so-called "freeze" comes into effect.

Sep 13 03:25

Behind the Numbers

Behind the Numbers: Month to Date Market Review
(Sept.12)

The wizards in Washington, in true political fashion, are declaring victory in terms of rescuing the economy. Is that premature? Let’s read the market’s tea leaves for September’s month-to-date returns

Sep 13 03:08

Arctic Sea was carrying missiles to Iran

Arctic Sea was carrying missiles to Iran, new report suggests

The saga of the missing Arctic Sea cargo ship took a fresh twist on Thursday after a Russian newspaper reported that Benjamin Netanyahu, the Israeli prime minister, made a secret visit to Moscow last Monday to discuss Russian arms shipments to Iran and Syria.

Sep 13 02:58

Netanyahu Pressed on Secret Trip

Netanyahu’s movements have fueled speculation that the Arctic Sea ship, which mysteriously disappeared for three weeks this summer, might have been carrying S-300 missiles for Iran.

Sep 13 02:51

Putin “is considering the possibility of returning as president”

Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has reportedly said he may consider taking part in the Russian presidential election in 2012.

Sep 13 00:20

One, Two, Three

ESCAPE from BONDAGE

EROSION was Step One. The first step, eroded pre-existing laws that could have prevented what is about to happen. This became obvious when Cheney-Bush federalized the National Guard that was created to be the sole province of the individual states. National Guard troops were composed of the people in each state and were to be the first line of defense and assistance in any emergency that any state might find itself facing-be that a natural disaster or an illegal action of the federal government against the individual states. That's why the National Guards' had planes and tanks as well as trucks and troops-all of which were instead sent overseas to be ground-up and eviscerated in illegal and unilaterally declared wars of conquest and occupation.

Sep 13 00:13

The New World Order is "Communism"

Most people think of Communism as an ideology dedicated to public ownership and championing workers and the poor. This was a simple but incredibly successful ruse. Hundreds of millions were drawn to the cause. Idealistic intellectuals debated the fine points into the night. The ideology appealed to people who think they should get something for nothing- rather a large segment.

In fact, Communism is devoted to concentrating all wealth and power in the hands of the central banking cartel (the Rothschilds and their allies) by disguising it as State power. (The State is run by witting & unwitting agents of the Rothschilds.)

September 12, 2009

Sep 12 22:42

Obama hypocrisy: continuing American fascism with unlimited detention

Almost a year after Mr. Obama's election as President, with the sworn duty to protect and defend the Constitution of the United States, his administration continues the unconstitutional policies of declaring human beings as "enemies" and detaining them without rights for as long as they so dictate (as in dictatorship). As a teacher for US Government classes, I can tell you that this is un-American in every academic understanding of what Americanism means. We have other words to describe a political philosophy of unlimited government that rejects inalienable civil and political rights: dictatorship and fascism are academically correct.

Sep 12 22:06

Thousands rally against Obama government

Thousands of people marched from the shadow of the White House to the footsteps of the Capitol building on Saturday to protest against President Barack Obama and his "big government".

They carried hand-painted posters with slogans decrying Obama's proposed healthcare reforms, or accusing the Democratic administration of leading the United States down the road to socialism.

Sep 12 22:05

Indicted Financier Danny Pang Dies in California

Danny Pang, the founder of Private Equity Management Group Inc., who U.S. regulators claim bilked Taiwanese investors, died today, a spokesman for the Pang family said.

Pang, 42, had been taken from his Newport Beach, California, home yesterday afternoon by paramedics who had responded to a call from the house, said Sergeant Doug Jones of the Newport Beach Police today. He was taken to Hoag Hospital, Jones said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Hmmm, a lot of the people with stories to tell are dying all of a sudden!

Sep 12 22:04

Thousands of downtown DC protesters blast Obama

Tens of thousands of protesters fed up with government spending marched to the U.S. Capitol on Saturday, showing their disdain for the president's health care plan with slogans such as "Obamacare makes me sick" and "I'm not your ATM."

The line of protesters clogged several blocks near the Capitol, according to the D.C. Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency. Demonstrators chanted "enough, enough" and "We the People." Others yelled "You lie, you lie!" and "Pelosi has to go," referring to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I don't recall seeing this kind of media coverage of the anti-Bush protests, do you?

Sep 12 22:03

Israel's Peres taken to hospital after fainting

Israeli President Shimon Peres was rushed to a hospital for tests late on Saturday after fainting for a few moments during a conference in Tel Aviv, officials said.

Sep 12 22:02

Key Blagojevich adviser Christopher Kelly dead

Kelly’s death comes just four days after he pleaded guilty to a scheme involving $8.5 million in fraud at O’Hare Airport. It was the second conviction this year -- he still faced trial along with the ex-governor, in June. Kelly had been indicted three times since 2007 but refused to become a cooperating witness. When he pleaded guilty to the O’Hare scheme Tuesday, Kelly spoke of feeling intense pressure by prosecutors to abandon his loyalty to Blagojevich and cooperate with the feds.

Sep 12 21:59

Bank exec borrows foreclosed estate

The owners turned the house over to Wells Fargo last May, but the bank refused to show the house to potential buyers, the agent said. And then, neighbors say, the foreclosure boss moved in.

Neighbors in the gated community got a little suspicious, and began investigating this woman they say suddenly began living in the house. They got her name from community employees, who admitted to the Times that they issued her a homeowner's parking pass. They believe she is Cheronda Guyton, a Wells Fargo senior vice president responsible for foreclosed commercial properties.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Un-flipping-believable!

Sep 12 20:54

UK climate scepticism more common

The British public has become more sceptical about climate change over the last five years, according to a survey.

Twice as many people now agree that "claims that human activities are changing the climate are exaggerated".

Four in 10 believe that many leading experts still question the evidence. One in five are "hard-line sceptics".

Sep 12 20:08

After 30 years, US accepts face-to-face talks with Iran

After Iran’s lead nuclear negotiator expressed readiness to resume talks over the country’s nuclear program and a range of other issues with the West, the Obama administration responds by accepting Tehran’s offer to meet face-to-face.

According to a report by the New York Times, the United States has broken with the past American policy of shunning direct talks with Iran and is ready to “put a senior representative from the Obama administration at the bargaining table, along with emissaries from five other nations, for the first time since Mr. Obama took office.”

Sep 12 18:48

Bee Gee 911 Is A Lie

Sep 12 18:20

Cover-up: Deadly super-bug acquired from Military Medi-Vac system

UTSA scientists battling a war zone bacterium
The goal is to find a novel therapy to treat this growing health threat
Tuesday, September 8, 2009 Wendy Rigby
Acinetobacter baumannii is a tiny organism with a long name. It’s a soil-dwelling bacterium that threatens the health of soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan, and can also infect their family members once they return home. A common breeding ground is skin and soft tissue, where it grows in new wounds.
http://www.wired.com/wired/archive/15.02/enemy.html
The Invisible Enemy Issue 15.02 - February 2007
The Pentagon created the perfect machine for saving the lives of soldiers wounded in Iraq. But then GIs started getting sick. THE CULPRIT: A DRUG-RESISTANT SUPERGERM INFECTING THE MILITARY’S EVACUATION CHAIN. By Steve Silberman

Sep 12 18:09

Thousands Rally in Capital to Protest Big Government

A sea of protesters filled the west lawn of the Capitol and spilled onto the National Mall on Saturday in the largest rally against President Obama since he took office, a culmination of a summer-long season of protests that began with opposition to a health care overhaul and grew into a broader dissatisfaction with government.

But as they sang verse after verse of patriotic hymns like “God Bless America,” sharp words of profane and political criticism were aimed at Mr. Obama and Congress.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The American people are waking up: they're mad as hell, and they won't take the "sameold/sameold" anymore from Congress and the administration.

Sep 12 17:50

Ex-Blagojevich fundraiser Kelly dead

The Cook County medical examiner's office today confirmed that Christopher Kelly of Burr Ridge was pronounced dead at Stroger Hospital at 10:46 a.m. The office said Kelly died of salicylate intoxication. According to medical reference guides, salicylates are used in anti-inflammatory and pain relief medications.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Who poisons themselves with salicytates, and crumples over at lumber yard, rather than dying in the comfort of their own home?!?

Sep 12 17:08

Happy First Post-9/11 9/11!

Have you finished composing your "where I was" blog post or, god save us, your #whereiwas Tweet? Have you muted MSNBC's deplorable annual encore performance of the televised deaths of thousands? Have you remembered to never forget? Good. Fine.

On 9/12, people in New York (and DC) did not feel as "great" as Glenn Beck. They just felt like shit. They felt scared and confused and depressed. Many of them were drunk. And only an idiot or an actual terrorist would want to always feel like it was 9/12/01.


Worth pointing this little bit out to the people defending Glenn Beck's 9/12 project as honoring victim's families and trying to bring America together

Sep 12 16:33

Man who shot 2 Arabs in Silwan released to house arrest

A Jewish man who was arrested after shooting and wounding two Arab men at Jerusalem's Givati parking lot at the entrance to the east Jerusalem neighborhood of Silwan on Friday evening, was released to house arrest on Saturday night

Sep 12 16:19

Either pay the national debt with monetary reform or kiss your assets goodbye

In our current debt-based monetary system, we're never going to pay off the national debt.

This article will explain what the debt is, why we can never pay it, and the elegant and obvious solution proposed by Nobel Prize winning economist, Milton Friedman. Please read and understand this crucial information for your responsible citizenry. You literally have nothing more valuable to do.

Sep 12 15:09

Vahidi: US Wants Confrontation between Iran and Iraq

Iranian Defense Minister Ahmad Vahidi said on Saturday that Washington was aiming to trigger a confrontation between Iran and Iraq. “America’s final goal is to create confrontation between Iran and Iraq,” Vahidi said in reaction to an interview by US Defense Secretary Robert Gates in which he urged Washington’s Arab allies to strengthen their military capabilities in order to pressure Iran into halting its nuclear program.

Sep 12 15:07

Mason Weaver at the Taxpayer March on Washington - 09/12/2009

Sep 12 14:57

Bush's Interrogators Stressed Nudity

The CIA shared with George W. Bush’s Justice Department the details of how an interrogation strategy – with an emphasis on forced nudity and physical abuse – could train prisoners in “learned helplessness” and demonstrate “the complete control of Americans.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Get a hard-on from that sort of thing, eh boys?

Sep 12 14:54

Charlie Sheen's 9/11 claims: what do you think?

Charlie Sheen has prompted outrage in America by claiming that the government was behind the September 11 terror attacks.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The only outrage I see is in the government and the media.

Meanwhile, let's play "spot the government shill" in the reader response letters.

Sep 12 14:53

CORPORATE MEDIA TRIES TO SMEAR CHARLIE SHEEN

Sep 12 14:49

The spark that has triggered rebellion

‘I’m as Mad as Hell, and I’m Not Gonna Take This Anymore!’ This sentiment is being voiced by protesters turning out for Tea Parties and Health Care Town Hall Meetings around the country. People are angry and frightened by the prospect of government running their health care system, but their anger goes far beyond a 1000 page health bill.

Sep 12 14:49

Netanyahu secretly visited Russia

Putin needs some persuasion on his Iranian stand (*?)

Sep 12 14:19

Venezuela rocked by strong earthquake

A strong 6.4 magnitude earthquake was felt for several seconds across Venezuela on Saturday, shaking buildings in the capital, Caracas, but no damage was immediately reported.

Sep 12 14:19

Raw Video: Tea Party Protesters Converge on D.C.

Thousands of people protesting what they call out-of-control government spending are marching to the U.S. Capitol in downtown Washington. (Sept. 12)
Sep 12 14:16

Peres collapses during function in Tel Aviv

President Shimon Peres collapsed on Saturday night during a question-and-answer session for young executives at the Rabin Center in Tel Aviv.

The 86-year-old president fainted and collapsed on the lectern during the last question. He recovered consciousness after a few seconds, at which point he was taken to a side room where Magen David Adom medics treated him.

The president's personal physician later rushed to the scene.

After the incident, people close to Peres told Haaretz that he was feeling "good," that he left the hall walking, and that he had a protracted debate with his aides about whether to go to hospital - which the president refused to do.

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