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March 14, 2010

Mar 14 01:39

Israel and America: Foolish tricks

Instead of embracing Mr Biden, Israel showed him the finger, choosing the very day of his visit to announce the construction of 1,600 new housing units in East Jerusalem. That counts as an in-your-face insult to a US administration that has demanded Israel freeze all settlement activity in the territories conquered in 1967, which include East Jerusalem. Little wonder that President Obama was said to be "incandescent with anger", spending 90 minutes on the phone to his deputy drafting a statement of condemnation rare for its ferocity.

March 13, 2010

Mar 13 23:30

Dealing With Formaldehyde, or, So You Got Stuck With A Toxic Trailer

Original Post

To All Dealing With a Trailer Situation:

Formaldehyde FEMA Trailers are now being auctioned off, to the general public, for pennies on the dollar, with nought but a (no doubt easily removable) sticker.

If you or someone you know could find this page useful – please get this page to them: Download, print, email, walk it over, whatever works. Tell them I said 'good luck with that.'

Mar 13 21:08

Economic fascism: corporate-directed health care instead of physician-directed public option at cost

*hyperlinks and two videos live at source*

Three out of five Americans want universal health care, as do three out of five US physicians. If corporate media were to communicate the cost-benefit analyses accurately, those numbers would increase because these studies assert that Americans would save between $100 billion and $300 billion every year.

These savings would cover everyone in the US while saving each of the ~100 million US households $1,000 to $3,000 every year.

Mar 13 20:20

Compensation For NY Times Chairman More Than Doubles

New York Times Co. (NYT) Chairman Arthur Sulzberger Jr. and President and Chief Executive Janet L. Robinson received big increases in compensation for 2009--a year when the company suffered layoffs, weakness in advertising markets and from broader worries about the future of print media...

Mar 13 17:10

Who’s to blame for the Iraq war? A not-so-trivial quiz

Maidhc Ó Cathail names and shames the top 19 politicians, academics and policy makers – all con men and all Zionist Jews – who lied and conspired to steer the US towwards aggression against the Iraqi people.

Mar 13 17:08

Oregon Police act swiftly after gun purchases

Police act swiftly after gun purchases
ODOT worker who'd been put on leave is mentally evaluated after buying handguns, AK-47
March 09, 2010 By Anita Burke
Concerns about an Oregon Department of Transportation employee who purchased several guns after being placed on leave prompted law enforcement across Southern Oregon to step in.
Negotiators and a SWAT team from Medford police safely took a man — whose name wasn't released — into protective custody Monday morning in the 500 block of Effie Street, Medford police said in a news release.
He was taken to Rogue Valley Medical Center for a mental-health evaluation.

Mar 13 17:08

Zionism – the antithesis of historical truthfulness

Gilad Atzmon argues that truth and truth seeking are alien to Jewish collective ideology and identity politics and that, therefore, unless we redouble our commitment to rigorous and unconditional historical research, “we will be subjected to Zionists and their neo-conservative agents’ plots”, “continue killing in the name of Jewish suffering” and “maintain our complicity in Western imperialist crimes against humanity”.

Mar 13 14:56

Are 9/11 first responders being tricked?

The 9/11 workers are finally being offered a big pile of cash after years of fighting for it in and out of court. Will the money be enough and what are the hidden truths behind the story? These heroes have been stricken with serious illness such as cancer.

Mar 13 14:16

PROMIS, precursor to PTECH & then Agile Software: (warning: conspiracy rich environment)

PROMIS evolved into ORACLE8i, used by Novartis to sequence the 1918 flu. Hmm. Would it have been because of copyright that Baxter, having lost out to Novartis, would have chosen the Ukraine (reputed to be, well, not specifically too diligent when enforcing copyright laws) to release the weaponized H1N1 (also based on the 1918 virus)? Of course, this is only a theory, based on an allegation which yet remains unconsidered by the MSM despite the mounting evidence...

Mar 13 14:06

Full body scanner propaganda

In summary, the REAL STORY is that the government knowingly allowed Mr. underpants to enter the "homeland." Because of their INCOMPETENCE, every citizen of the country will be inconvenienced FOREVER when travelling by airplane. Also, the taxpayer will get to pay for all of these unnecessary machines, as well as the associated manpower and maintenance to operate them, FOREVER. On the bright side, at least Michael Chertoff, former secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, will profit handsomely from this little fiasco because he represents the company that manufactures the full body scanners. Good for you Michael Chertoff and good for your friends! Nicely played.

Mar 13 13:55

H1N1 Manufactured At Ft. Dietrich?

Includes a partial transcript of an interview with Dr. True Ott.

Yes... we have all of the smoking guns that show where it was created... the vaccine that Novartis has... a master patent [on] ...is also mapped [matched?] with the feed-stock, that is, to begin with, in 2005....

OK, but the US attorneys are telling me 'You have no proof that this was released. You have a convincing case that this originated at Fort Dietrich, but how did it get out into the public?' They are telling me 'It's no crime to make a weaponized virus...'... You know I have to agree with him, its not, otherwise they would have been arrested 30 or 40 years ago...

Mar 13 13:37

The Stimulus Scam

Fabricating bogus economic growth is highly appealing to policy makers because they can easily produce such "growth" by wasteful consumption for war, welfare, and all kinds of popular government programs. Each stimulus package at first incites irrational jubilation but leaves behind a wasteland of failed projects and frustrated expectations.

Mar 13 12:36


“We are shocked and stunned at the Administration’s tone and public dressing down of Israel on the issue of future building in Jerusalem,” Abraham H. Foxman, ADL National Director, said in a statement.

Mar 13 12:35

FLASHBACK - Cardinal Roger M. Mahony target in US investigation: report

US federal prosecutors are investigating top church officials in the Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles over their handling of alleged clergy child molestation cases, according to reports overnight.

The Los Angeles Times, citing two unidentified police sources familiar with the case, reported that Cardinal Roger M. Mahony was among those being investigated by a federal grand jury to determine if he had failed to keep children safe from predatory priests.

Mar 13 12:12

Controversial native leader Ahenakew dies

David Ahenakew, the controversial Saskatchewan First Nations figure whose comments on Jews were the subject of several court cases, has died at the age of 76, reportedly from cancer.

Mar 13 12:12

In light of the accumulated molestation scandals, Pope Benny should ...

Blame the mess on Satan and/or Muslims
17% (245 votes)
Claim that God sanctifies molestation.
8% (122 votes)
Burn the heretics.
10% (146 votes)
47% (684 votes)
Trade in those Red Prada shoes for a more conservative look.
8% (113 votes)
Blame it on the molested kids (reader suggestion)
9% (132 votes)
Total votes: 1442
Mar 13 12:08

Benedict's involvement 'shows extent of cover-ups'

Irish victims of clerical sex abuse said the involvement of Pope Benedict XVI in covering up for paedophile priests showed that the practice was endemic within the Catholic Church and said he should now consider his own position.

Mar 13 12:08

Pope will struggle to survive abuse scandal

A depressing week for Pope Benedict dramatically escalated last night into an unprecedented papal crisis when he was directly implicated in a cover-up of a German paedophile priest when he was Cardinal Archbishop of Munich 30 years ago.

The latest revelations are so potentially damaging to the reputation of then-Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger that speculation was mounting last night that they could severely, perhaps even irreparably, damage his moral authority as Pope Benedict XVI.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Too late!

Mar 13 12:07

Catholic School Rejects Children of Lesbian Parents, Sparking Faith Debate

"What would Jesus do?" That's what many people in Boulder, Colo., are asking after a Catholic elementary school in the city expelled two children because their parents are lesbians.

Mar 13 12:07

Vatican to Drop Statute of Limitations for Pedophile Priests

The Vatican’s chief prosecutor will remove the statute of limitations for priests accused of child molestation and said today it was “false and calumnious” to accuse Pope Benedict XVI of a cover-up.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Bait and switch.

Mar 13 12:06

US couple take lead on carbon trade by selling their first credit

The Wilsons began by getting rid of their son's heated water bed, turning off power to computers and televisions when not in use, changing to energy-efficient light bulbs, hang-drying their laundry and, finally, investing $58,000 (€42,000 £37,000) in a solar panel system - until they reduced their electricity bill to zero.

Then they signed up on the MyEmissionsExchange. com site to have their energy savings calculated. They found that they had already saved one tonne of carbon, which earned them a carbon credit. The exchange sold the credit for $21.50 to Molten Metal Equipment Innovations of Ohio, taking a 20 per cent commission.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

They spent $58,000 to get a credit worth $21.50, and the brokerage tool a 20% commission on that.

Tulip Mania has become Carbon Crazies!

Mar 13 11:45

Bob Shallit: IRS visits Sacramento carwash in pursuit of 4 cents

It was every businessperson's nightmare.

Arriving at Harv's Metro Car Wash in midtown Wednesday afternoon were two dark-suited IRS agents demanding payment of delinquent taxes. "They were deadly serious, very aggressive, very condescending," says Harv's owner, Aaron Zeff.

The really odd part of this: The letter that was hand-delivered to Zeff's on-site manager showed the amount of money owed to the feds was ... 4 cents.

Inexplicably, penalties and taxes accruing on the debt – stemming from the 2006 tax year – were listed as $202.31, leaving Harv's with an obligation of $202.35.

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

Mar 13 11:44

Haitian president at White House: US military occupation to continue

Obama indicated during the press conference that the US military presence in Haiti would continue indefinitely, saying, "America’s commitment to Haiti’s recovery and reconstruction must endure and will endure." While some US troops have been withdrawn from the country, 10,000 remain in or near Haiti, half of them on the mainland, the other half stationed offshore.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is about arranging "sweetheart deals" for Haiti's national resources, and for continuing the sweatshop labor conditions in Haiti's factories.

And the actual horrendous living conditions which most of the Haitian people endure will never improve: this is by design.

Mar 13 11:35

Expecting a third Intifada

Observers in occupied Palestine are increasingly of the opinion that a fresh Intifada or uprising is in the offing as the Israeli authorities keep provoking Palestinians, including stepping up efforts to gain Jewish prayer rights at Al-Aqsa Mosque, Islam’s third holiest shrine.

The Organisation of the Islamic Conference (OIC) has warned that provocative Israeli actions at Haram Al-Sharif (the Noble Sanctuary) could trigger a religious war between Jews and Muslims. The organisation called on the world community to stop Israeli aggression before it was too late.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Unfortunately, it may already be too late to stop the Israeli provocation which will, almost inevitably lead, to a third intifada.

Israel will never listen to the international community on this, because Israel wants territory, by any means necessary; not peace.

These provocations have been engineered to create the kind of reaction which will become the "excuse" to kill any Palestinians left standing in Israel, the West Bank, and Gaza.

Mar 13 11:32

Catholic priest called ethnic war victims 'dogs'

A local Catholic priest is at the center of an international controversy after a tape of him calling victims of a massacre during President Slobodan Milosevic's regime "dogs" went viral.

Mar 13 11:30

Priest Off

Mar 13 11:29

The Rogue Nation

Three strikes and you’re out, Mr. Obama. Your government stands for preemptive killing and missile strikes on people living in countries with which America is not at war, lets torturers and torture enablers go free, and has asserted the right to assassinate its own citizens anywhere in the world based on secret evidence. Ronald Reagan once described his vision of America as a shining city on a hill. Over the past ten years the shining city has become the ultimate rogue nation, pumped up with power and hubris in spite of the clearly visible signs of decline and moving inexorably towards a catastrophic fall.

Mar 13 11:27

Census Data Not So Confidential After All

Yet widespread non-compliance, especially among those most likely to be discriminated against by a majority, may not be rooted strictly in the “ignorance” the ads are designed to overcome. History—including very recent history—shows that the information provided to the Census can be used against you.

The most recent examples occurred in 2002 and 2003, when the Census Bureau turned over information it had collected about Arab-Americans to Homeland Security.

Data from the 1940 Census was used to intern Japanese, Italian, and German Americans following the U.S.’s entry into the war, and to monitor and persecute others who escaped internment.

Mar 13 11:17

ID Card for Workers Is at Center of Immigration Plan

Under the potentially controversial plan still taking shape in the Senate, all legal U.S. workers, including citizens and immigrants, would be issued an ID card with embedded information, such as fingerprints, to tie the card to the worker.

"It's the nub of solving the immigration dilemma politically speaking," Mr. Schumer said in an interview. The card, he said, would directly answer concerns that after legislation is signed, another wave of illegal immigrants would arrive. "If you say they can't get a job when they come here, you'll stop it."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Schumer is being disingenuous at best.

The reality is that large corporations love cheap, illegal labor, and will find ways around this law, should it be passed.

It will, however, function as a de facto "national ID card, and give the US government the ability to track its citizens.

Is this the point to which "life liberty, and the pursuit of happiness" has devolved in this country?

Mar 13 11:05

Young war veterans returning home to unemployment

The unemployment rate last year for young Iraq and Afghanistan veterans hit 21.1 percent, the Labor Department said Friday, reflecting a tough obstacle combat veterans face as they make the transition home from war.

The number was well above the 16.6 percent jobless rate for non-veterans of the same ages, 18 to 24.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Welcome to Ameristan, brought to you courtesy of the previous and present administrations!

Mar 13 11:03

4 NATO jets trail 2 Russian bombers over Arctic, Atlantic

Two Russian Tu-160 Blackjack strategic bombers that carried out a routine patrol mission over the Arctic and Atlantic Oceans were shadowed by four NATO fighters, the Defense Ministry said on Friday.

A similar patrol mission on September 29, 2009, was shadowed by an F-22 Raptor, reportedly the first time the world's only fifth-generation fighter aircraft, which uses stealth technology, was sent out to keep an eye on Russian planes.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

One has to wonder, at what point, Nato is going to wind up turning this "shadowing" into a full-on military confrontation.

Mar 13 10:58

U.S. Budget Deficit Grows $1 Million Every 11 Seconds

The government is on pace to set the record for annual budget deficits, with 2010 figuring to be $1.56 trillion. Last year, it was $1.4 trillion. Things probably won’t get better in 2011, which is expected to post at least a $1 trillion gap. If this happens, it will mark the first time in U.S. history that the country endured three straight years of $1 trillion-plus deficits.

Mar 13 10:56

Child's testimony incriminates soldiers

"I thought they would kill me. I became very scared and wet my pants. I could not shout or say anything because I was too afraid… He pushed me towards the small corridor in front of the bathrooms. He began shouting at me and speaking a language I did not understand… There were two bags in front of me. I grabbed the first one as he stood one and a half meters away. I opened the bag as he pointed his weapon directly at me. I emptied the bag on the floor. It contained money and papers. I looked at him and he was laughing. I grabbed the second bag to open it but I could not. I tried many times but it was useless, so he shouted at me. He grabbed my hair and slapped me very hard across the face."

Mar 13 10:50

Politicizing the IAEA against Iran

On February 18, 2010 the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) issued its latest report on Iran’s nuclear program. The tone of the latest report, as well as its speculations and unfounded allegations, are in sharp contrast with those in the past issued under the former IAEA Director General Mohamed ElBaradei. The new Director General, Yukiya Amano, has set aside ElBaradei’s cautious approach and measured tone and uses blunt language. But, while the blunt language is not a problem, the fact is that, as the latest report indicates, the IAEA is being transformed from an objective international organization to a politicized one to be used by the United States and its allies to advance their agenda regarding Iran’s uranium enrichment program.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It appears that Yukiya Amano has gotten "turned", and quickly.

This does not bode well for peace in the region, or the world.

Mar 13 10:43

Iran warns neighbors over U.S. presence in the Gulf

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad warned Gulf countries on Thursday against the U.S. presence in the region, saying Washington aimed to dominate their energy resources in the name of fighting terrorism.

The United States said in January it had expanded missile defense systems in and around the Gulf -- a waterway crucial for global oil supplies -- to counter what it sees as Iran's growing missile threat.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

On this issue, Ahmadinejad is, unfortunately, absolutely correct.

Mar 13 10:30

Vatican fights to distance Pope from abuse scandals

"It is clearly evident that in the past few days there are some who have sought -- with a dogged focus on Regensburg and Munich -- elements to personally implicate the Holy Father in questions of abuse," spokesman Federico Lombardi said.

"It is clear that these efforts have failed," he said on Radio Vatican.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Memo to Vatican spokesman Federico Lombardi; the horse is out of the barn on this one, and there is nothing you can do at this point but be completely honest about what happened, and develop a culture within church leadership where something like this can never happen again.

The model of celibacy, which was not an original aspect of Christianity, has for too long provided a "safe haven" for those who would use the power of their religious authority in a way which hurt children.

That behavior can no longer be tolerated by thinking parents, or any society which really values its children.

Mar 13 10:19

CUI BONO??? THE Reason for the Recent Media Attack on Toyota

Think about how quickly we wouldn't need the Persian Gulf Oil.

Mar 13 10:17

Photo by: AP 'EU may push Israel into peace talks'

The European Union might use its trade ties with Israel as leverage to pressure it into renewing peace talks with the Palestinians, Catherine Ashton, the High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy at the EU said on Saturday.

Ashton was speaking at an EU foreign minister conference held in Finland. Swedish Foreign Minister, Carl Bildt, said that Israel’s announcement on building in east Jerusalem during United States Vice President Joe Biden’s visit last week was intentional and not coincidental.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

One has to wonder about Ashton's naivete.

After having made that comment, it will be interesting to see if she actually is allowed into Israel on her upcoming Middle East trip.

Unfortunately, any attempt by the EU to "force" Israel to the conference table will only happen when pigs fly.

Mar 13 10:13

What a daft way to stop your spaniel eating the milkman

The steps being considered mean that every dog owner in the land will have to fit their pet with a microchip so that its whereabouts can be determined from dog-spotting spy-in-the-sky drones, and that before being allowed to take delivery of a puppy, people will have to sit an exam similar to the driving theory test. The cost could reach £60, and on top of this you will need compulsory third-party insurance in case your spaniel eats the milkman.

Mar 13 10:10

Finland moots EU sanctions on Iran

The European Union will unilaterally impose new sanctions on Iran over its disputed nuclear programme if there is no consensus at the UN, Finland's foreign minister said on Saturday.

"I think we'll be able to convince China and Russia and I'm confident that we'll get something at the UN Security Council," Alexander Stubb said on the sidelines of a meeting of his peers in Finland.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Even though the European Union may move unilaterally on sanctions against Iran, there will be no action at the UN regarding sanctions, because there is nothing other countries can possibly offer Russia and China to get them to go along.

And why?

Because Russia and China understand full well that sanctions are simply a prelude to a war which will, potentially, go global.

Mar 13 10:04

Child abuse claims sweep Catholic Church in Europe

Ireland was the first in Europe to confront the church's worldwide custom of shielding pedophile priests from the law and public scandal. Now that legacy of suppressed childhood horror is being confronted in other parts of the Continent — nowhere more poignantly than in Germany, the homeland of Pope Benedict XVI.

The recent spread of claims into the Netherlands, Austria and Italy has analysts and churchmen wondering how deep the scandal runs, which nation will be touched next, and whether a tide of lawsuits will force European dioceses to declare bankruptcy like their American cousins.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

If the Catholic church (and/or other religious institutions) cannot control the actions of their religious leadership, thinking parents with kids will start avoiding those institutions like the plague.

Mar 13 10:00

An Open Letter To American War Criminals And Others

Instead of endlessly trying to make the "deaf" hear or the "blind" see ­ I will give you something to remember, a 'tool' which should ease you collective consciences ­ should you ever come to the future realization - that the Godless horrors you now so proudly boast about ­ just might in fact be a hypocritical abhorrence in the 'eyes of God.

If the time for soul searching comes ­ and the nightmares of unspeakable horrors that YOU and your mindless cruelty made possible -creep into your peaceful sleep ­ just repeat this mantra, over and over and over again until you believe it.

Mar 13 09:56

Sixty people report abuses by priests

A Swiss abbot says 60 people have reported being victims of abuse by Catholic priests in Switzerland.

Mar 13 09:53

Pope Elevated Perv Protector to Top Post at Vatican

Archbishop William J. Levada is getting a big promotion, courtesy of Benedict XVI. Levada is moving from the Archdiocese of San Francisco to become the Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF) - Benedict's former position. Levada will be in charge of the Vatican bureaucracy that defends the Catholic faith against heresy, and deals with priests accused of abuse. As such, he will hold the second-most powerful post in the Vatican, and is the first American to hold such high rank and great influence within the Catholic Church.(1)

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Archbishop William J. Levada was himself accused of covering up clergy sexual abuse in Portland Oregon, so I guess he is good at the job!

Mar 13 09:45

Brooklyn man testifies Rabbi Baruch Lebovitz molested him as teenager

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Posted for those who are screaming I only pick on the Catholics.

Mar 13 09:44

AME Church Settles Sexual Molestation Lawsuit

*Irvine, California, Trial Attorney Gregory Brown secures the largest settlement in firm history in a sexual molestation case against the African Methodist Episcopal Church (AME) in Los Angeles, CA.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Posted for those who are screaming that I am only picking on the Catholics.

Mar 13 09:37

FLASHBACK - Vatican hit by gay sex scandal

The Vatican was today rocked by a sex scandal reaching into Pope Benedict's household after a chorister was sacked for allegedly procuring male prostitutes for a papal gentleman-in-waiting.

Mar 13 09:36

FLASHBACK - Vatican pair removed in homosexual prostitution inquiry

An aide to the Pope and a Vatican chorister have been removed from their posts over allegations of involvement in a homosexual prostitution ring.

The Vatican confirmed it had suspended Angelo Balducci, an usher known as a Gentleman to His Holiness, whose duties included greeting important visitors.

Police had been tapping his phone in connection with a corruption inquiry, when they heard about the sex ring.

The chorister, Ghinedu Thomas Ehiem, is said to have found men for Mr Balducci.

The Nigerian sang for 19 years in the Giulia Choir, which performs at St Peter's Basilica when the Pope is not present.

Mar 13 09:25

FLASHBACK - Archbishop Subpoenaed At Last Mass

Archbishop William Levada, who will soon be the highest ranking American at the Vatican, was welcomed to his final Sunday Mass here by thousands of admiring parishioners, a few critics and a subpoena compelling him to testify about sex abuse in the Roman Catholic Church.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This case personally impacted my wife, whose original music was being performed at the National Shrine of St. Francis of Assisi. But the music program was defunded and shut down in order to pay legal costs.

Mar 13 09:18

'Catholic Church Protects Paedophile Priests'

The Catholic Church has for decades protected paedophile priests and clerics who sexually abused children from judiciary prosecution, according to German theologians, law experts, and internal church documents.

The church hierarchy's complicity was confirmed recently through thousands of denouncements against numerous priests in Germany. In practically all the cases, the abusers were only transferred from one jurisdiction to another and never legally prosecuted.

Mar 13 09:17

Sex abuse allegation casts long shadow

A former trainee priest who has accused the founder of an influential Catholic order of committing sexual abuse said that the new Pope deliberately shelved an investigation into his claims for six years.

Mar 13 09:15

Pope knew priest was paedophile but allowed him to continue with ministry

The Pope was drawn directly into the Roman Catholic sex abuse scandal last night as news emerged of his part in a decision to send a paedophile priest for therapy. The cleric went on to reoffend and was convicted of child abuse but continues to work as a priest in Upper Bavaria.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Needless to say the Catholics have gone into full damage-control mode over this, sending out emails to us all who dare report on the story consigning our souls to hell special delivery. In fact they are starting to sound as hysterical as the global warming cultists, who lately make the Scientologists look downright sane!

But they continue to miss my point. The real issue isn't whether Pope Benny knew or not. Personally, I think he did because before he got that center seat Pope Benny ran the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, and his role in covering up sexual abuse scandals is well documented.

The real issue is that the God the Catholics pray to is supposed to be all-knowing and all-powerful. It says so right in that advertising brochure called the buy-bull. So, Catholics are required to believe that their God KNEW what was going on, yet did nothing to stop it, even ignoring toe prayers of the parents who presumably like parents everywhere pray that their children be kept safe from harm.

Right now I am getting emails from irate Catholics with lists of clergy sexual abuse in other denominations, and yes, I understand that these molestations happen in all faiths; we have so noted many times on this site.

My point is that only one such molestation, in just one church, contradicts the idea of the existence of a just and all powerful god.

The only time the church actually deals with this problem is when the civil courts intervene. I guess that means that Judge Judy is more powerful and to be more greatly feared than God? :)

Mar 13 08:56

CrossTalk on 9/11: Whodunit?

In this edition of CrossTalk host Peter Lavelle asks his guests why discussion of the events of 9/11 continue to attrack so much attention but is all but banned in the media mainstream.

Mar 13 08:55

The Hebronisation of Jerusalem

The recent escalation of tensions in Jerusalem with clashes between Palestinian demonstrators and Israeli police in and around the Old City appear to signify the emergence of a disturbing new trend: the Hebronisation of Jerusalem. This presages not only the triumph of the radical settler groups in taking over culturally sensitive parts of the city, but also further violence and turmoil. More importantly it also interrupts the delicate moves towards the resumption of negotiations between the Israeli government and the Palestinian Authority/PLO.

Mar 13 08:52


Quite a few people have asked why I put this page together. They argue that even if I am correct, and that there are no gods, what can the harm be in letting others believe in gods and goddesses.

My answer is that I have no problem with people believing what they want, so long as their beliefs are NOT used as an excuse to inflict harm upon others, extract wealth from them, enslave them, or to justify wars. My problem is with organizations created solely to exploit myths and beliefs for wealth and commercial power. History proves that religion is a tool of human enslavement. Even the Bible approves of slavery.

LEVITICUS 25:44-46

Mar 13 08:51

Oh Rapture!

One of the major problems America faces is a large population of religious fundamentalists who have become as fanatical in their own way as any Middle Eastern Ayatollah. At present, they are caught up in their own version of the myth of the end of the world, and hope that by working to bring it about, they'll get to sit at the right hand of their diety and to hell with everyone else. No doubt fistfights will break out over who gets to sit closest, but that is a subject for another article.

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Mar 13 08:48

The Internet: Where religions come to die

Mar 13 08:46

"We Have 51 Senate Votes for Public Option" Adam Green to Ed Schultz

Adam Green, of the Progressive Change Campaign Committee, told Ed Schultz yesterday that he counts 51 votes in the senate for the public option, and cites details on senators who have not yet signed the letter, but who have clearly publicly stated that they will vote FOR the public option if they get that bill from the house.

Nancy Pelosi has said the votes aren't there, so she won't include the public option in the House legislation. Read this and try not to be angry.

Mar 13 08:41

Germans to probe abuse claims including pope's brother

Catholic authorities in Germany announced two major abuse investigations Wednesday — one into the renowned choir once led by Pope Benedict XVI's brother and another more general look into what everyone, including the pope, knew about the sexual and physical abuse of students.

The Roman Catholic diocese of Regensburg in southern Germany appointed an independent investigator to examine the allegations of physical and sexual abuse that have engulfed the prestigious Regensburger Domspatzen boys choir, which was led by the Rev. Georg Ratzinger, the pope's older brother, from 1964 until 1994. So far, the sexual abuse allegations predate Ratzinger's term.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Suffer the children to come unto me..."

Mar 13 08:40

U.S. Gave Israel Green Light For East Jerusalem Construction

The apology offered by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Interior Minister Eli Yishai recalls the joke about the servant who pinched the king's bottom. En route to the gallows, the servant apologized: He thought it was the queen's bottom.

Mar 13 08:36

Bookmaker slashes odds on Pope's resignation

Irish bookmaker Paddy Power said Friday it had cut the odds on Pope Benedict XVI resigning after allegations of child abuse by priests in Germany gripped the Roman Catholic Church.

Ireland's biggest bookmaker, which has branches in Britain as well as Catholic Ireland, said it had cut the odds from 12 to 1 to 3 to 1 following a "cascade of bets."

Mar 13 08:33

The Complete Guide to Toxic Mortgages and the Housing Situation of California – Option ARMs, 55 Percent of Jumbo California Loans are ARMs, 794,000 Distressed Properties, and Failed Loan Modifications.

An updated chart highlighting the option ARM and exotic mortgage loans made during the height of the bubble still shows us that many loans will go bad in the next couple of years. We need to remember that the vast majority of troubled option ARMs were made from 2004 to 2007. While analysts claim that there will be no reset problems, courtesy of low interest rates, the real problem stems from the recast of the mortgage. Much of this is typically hidden until it explodes like a financial time bomb.

Mar 13 08:32

Lawmakers get eviction notices

At least five state senators say they've piled up so much unpaid rent, sheepish landlords are asking them when the government plans to make good on its bills.

"He said, ‘Ira, I'm sorry,'" said Sen. Ira Silverstein, D-Chicago, recalling a visit from his landlord delivering an eviction notice. "And what am I going to do? I can't argue with the man."

Mar 13 08:31

IIlegal Israeli Settlement Expansions Continue

Currently, around 500,000 Jews reside illegally in over 120 West Bank and East Jerusalem settlements as well as dozens of outposts. Their numbers grow daily despite occasional pledges to curtail or slow them, the latest last November when Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu declared a 10 month freeze, calling it a move to "help launch meaningful negotiations to reach a historic peace agreement that would finally end the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians."

Mar 13 08:29

The Stunning Fact That Connects Every Single Toyota Case

As Theodore Frank at the Washington Examiner points out, here are the reported ages of all 24 of the fatal Toyota (TM) cases:

60, 61, 63, 66, 68, 71, 72, 72, 77, 79, 83, 85, 89

Could it be that Toyota's PR crisis is actually a crisis of older folks improperly slamming on the pedals, and not some mysterious manufacturing glitch?

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This might not be as absurd as it initially sounds.

Being that I am starting to get up into the high numbers age-wise, I am well aware of how "value engineering" to maximize profits has led to a situation where products, from cheese graters to cars, are remarkably flimsy. Chairs and ladders are now sold in "weight classes" in which those products will only hold up to the weight you pay for. Quite a contrast to ladders when I was a kid, where you didn't need to worry about whether a ladder would hold you or not unless you were so heavy you worried about plunging through the floor of your home and into the basement!

Likewise, this office chair I am sitting in now, made here in the USA and only a year old, is already falling apart, now that the Pretty Printed Piece of Paper that came with it as a substitute for reliability has expired.

We know that the pedal assembly in question was made in Indiana.

So, what may well be happening here is that these older drivers are not necessarily infirm; they simply grew up in a time when manufactured goods were far more rugged than they are now. When you stomped on a car pedal (especially during an emergency), it did not deform. Now, modern "value engineered" products are quite flimsy, to save cost and maximize profits.

These elderly drivers are not bad drivers; they simply drive the way they learned in a time when cars were built tough and rugged and did not deform when you sneeze on them.

Mar 13 08:23

Tension at the border

Tension is building along the Canadian border in Derby Line. A long time resident and village trustee was arrested last month after he allegedly walked across the border illegally, despite being warned repeatedly he was in violation of the law.

Mar 13 08:20

Afghanistan: NATO’s Graveyard?

he painful truth is that NATO may be suffering from a terminal illness. Its current mission in Afghanistan, the alliance’s most significant and far-flung muscle-flexing to date, might be its last. Afghanistan has been the graveyard of many an imperial power from the ancient Macedonians to the Soviets. It now seems to be eyeing its next victim.

Mar 13 08:19

US Media And Israel Military, All In The Family

Recent exposés revealing that Ethan Bronner, the New York Times Israel-Palestine bureau chief, has a son in the Israeli military have caused a storm of controversy that continues to swirl and generate further revelations.

Many people find such a sign of family partisanship in an editor covering a foreign conflict troubling especially given the Times’ record of Israel-centric journalism. Times management at first refused to confirm Bronner’s situation, then refused to comment on it. Finally, public outcry forced Times Public Editor Clark Hoyt to confront the problem in a February 7th column.

Mar 13 08:17

20 Signs That The United States Is Rapidly Becoming A Totalitarian Big Brother Police State

Mar 13 08:16

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

The U.S. based Anti-Defamation League said late Friday that it was "stunned" by Clinton's "dressing down" of Israel.

Mar 13 08:14

Evidence Mounts NATO Report Lied on Afghan Civilian Killings

The February 12 night raid against a house party in Afghanistan’s Paktia Province remains shrouded in mystery, but NATO’s official story appears to be crumbling as even NATO officials concede that the claims made were not strictly true.

NATO’s official statement claimed at the time that the raid on the home led to a “fire fight” against “several insurgents” who were killed, before NATO made a “gruesome discovery” of bound and gagged bodies in a nearby room.

NATO is conceding now that all of the slain people were civilians killed in the raid. NATO communications direct Rear Admiral Greg Smith also admitted that they had no real evidence that the men slain at the home had ever fired a shot against the NATO forces.

Mar 13 08:11

Truth, History and Integrity by Gilad Atzmon

The ADL’s behaviour is a glimpse into the notion of Jewish history and the Jewish understanding of the past. For the nationalist and political Jew, history is a pragmatic tale, it is an elastic account. It is foreign to any scientific or academic method. Jewish history transcends itself beyond factuality, truthfulness or correspondence rules with any given vision of reality. It also repels integrity or ethics. It by far prefers total submission, instead of creative and critical thinking. Jewish history is a phantasmic tale that is there to make the Jews happy and the Goyim behave themselves. It is there to serve the interests of one tribe and that tribe only.

Mar 13 08:10

Chatham cop accused of forgetting loaded gun on sidewalk while drunk and off duty

Chatham Borough police Sgt. Roy George is facing department disciplinary charges by allegedly leaving a backpack containing a loaded handgun on a sidewalk in Westfield after a night of drinking.

Mar 13 08:09


Indictments issued Thursday against two soldiers who fought in Operation Cast Lead for allegedly forcing child to open bags suspected of being booby trapped. Ynet reveals full testimony of child, Majd that lays out alleged events of that day. The war through the eyes of a nine-year-old boy.

Mar 13 08:08


Palestinians mark 1000 days of the siege. Palestinians in Gaza have held a candlelit vigil to mark the 1000th day of the siege of Gaza. Hundreds of people gathered at the “Square of the Unknown Soldier” in Gaza City on 11 March to remind the world of the immoral blockade imposed by Israel, with Egyptian support.

Mar 13 08:08


Israel will continue to do what it does despite what American officials say…. the checks will continue to arrive each month, that’s all that matters!

Mar 13 08:08


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

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

Mar 13 08:07


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

Mar 13 08:02

A city that should be shared

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

Mar 13 07:57

Revealed: British Premier Gordon Brown Is A Pedophile

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See also "The Franklin Scandal."

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

Mar 13 07:50

Aging boomers face stark economics

Declining finances, rising health care costs threaten a generation

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mar 13 07:42

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

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

Mar 13 07:40

Campaign stunt launches a corporate 'candidate' for Congress

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

Mar 13 07:40

What the devil is going on at the Vatican?

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

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

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

Mar 13 07:38

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

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

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

Mar 13 07:37

Sarkozy approval rating at lowest-ever level

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

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

Good for the French!

Mar 13 07:36

This Common Food Ingredient Is As Addictive as Cocaine?

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

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

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

Webmaster's Commentary: 

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

Mar 13 07:34


AGAINST allowing Americans to support murder!!

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

Mar 13 07:31

Clinton Snubs Netanyahu: Israeli Move Insulting

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

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

Mar 13 07:31

Economy Kept On Life Support While Global Governance Is Organized

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

Mar 13 07:30

Collapse of the American Empire: swift, silent, certain

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

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

Mar 13 07:29

Oil companies look at permanent refinery cutbacks

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

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

Mar 13 07:28

The GM war in Europe starts here

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

Mar 13 07:27

German tells of childhood abuse by Catholic priest

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

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

Webmaster's Commentary: 

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

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

2. There is no God.

Take your pick."

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

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

Mar 13 07:18

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

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

Mar 13 07:15

Taboo Inhibits Frank Iran/Israel Talk

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

Mar 13 07:07

Slide in climate change belief is a temporary glitch

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

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

Mar 13 07:05

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

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

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

Mar 13 07:04

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

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

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

Mar 13 07:02

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

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

Webmaster's Commentary: 

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

Mar 13 07:01

Amy Goodman Interviews the Parents of Rachel Corrie

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

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

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

Mar 13 06:58

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

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

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Can a Pope abdicate?

Mar 13 06:56

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

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

Mar 13 06:54

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

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

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

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

Mar 13 06:52

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

Mar 12 18:13

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

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

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

Webmaster's Commentary: 

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

Mar 12 18:02

Israeli Soldiers Brutalizing Palestinian Children

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

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

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

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

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

Mar 12 17:50

Israeli army to seal off West Bank as tensions rise

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

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

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

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

Mar 12 17:36

FEMA sells off Hurricane Katrina trailers tainted with formaldehyde

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

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

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

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Mar 12 17:31

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

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

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

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

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

Mar 12 17:27

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

*hyperlinks and videos live at source*

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

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

Mar 12 16:10

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

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

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

Mar 12 15:46

With the Economic Crisis, the Number of Billionaires has Soared

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

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

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

Mar 12 15:27

Webster Tarpley: 'Virtual flag terrorism' is next threat

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

Mar 12 15:04

Mexican military copter over U.S. neighborhood

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

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

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

Mar 12 14:54

Obama Supports DNA Sampling Upon Arrest

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

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

Mar 12 14:45

Climate change 'makes birds shrink' in North America

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

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

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

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

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

Mar 12 14:30

CIA may have dosed entire French village with LSD

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

Mar 12 14:28

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

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

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

Mar 12 14:26

85% Top Income Tax Rate Needed to Close Deficit

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

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

Mar 12 14:18

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

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

Mar 12 14:08

Lula Says Leaders Afraid Israel May Attack Iran If Talks Fail

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

Mar 12 13:06

Economy Kept On Life Support While Global Governance Is Organized

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

Mar 12 12:39

Truth and Consequences in the Gaza Invasion

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

Mar 12 12:39

Elite Retreat? McCain Drops Diet Bill

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

Mar 12 12:34



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

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

Mar 12 12:33

Runaway Prius Owner Accused of Hoax

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

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

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

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

Mar 12 12:14

Utah House GOP leader says he paid off woman

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

Mar 12 12:08

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

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

Mar 12 12:05

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

Webmaster's Commentary: 

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

Mar 12 12:02

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

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

Mar 12 12:00

Over 2.5 Million Floridians On Food Stamps

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

Mar 12 11:30

ID Cards - intergovernmental cooperation in worldwide implementation

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

Mar 12 11:24

Why Not Universal Car Insurance?

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

Mar 12 10:53

Swedish security police eye terror T-shirts

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

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

Mar 12 10:47


AGAINST allowing Americans to support murder!!