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July 20, 2009

Jul 20 21:02

Jon Stewart Exposes The Goldman Bailout And Profit Mirage

"The pyramid supports are giving out. Quick. Everybody throw your bodies under Goldman Sachs to cushion its fall. Children first. They're the softest.

Jul 20 20:35

The Battle To Save The Fiat Money System Has Begun

Since the Summer of 2007, we have witnessed a concerted effort by the world's central banks and global commercial and investment banks to preserve the shadow money-lenders' financial power, one that is founded on fraud and structured in every detail as in the infamous Ponzi scheme.

Jul 20 19:35

Airman goes in for simple surgery - loses both legs!

This is such a tragic story.

But this might be the timely message: "But because of an old federal law called the Feres Doctrine, Read, his wife, and his family members can't sue the military over what happened to him."

Jul 20 19:06

RealClimate Now Ponders: Why No Warming?

Summing up: some of the scientists most prominent in promoting the theory that man is heat the world to hell now promote a paper saying that theory is actually questionable, and we now face a prolongued period of no temperature rises instead, contrary, it says, to what leading climate models predicted.

Jul 20 18:56

The Muppet Show - Pigs in Space: The End of the Universe

The space program has inspired us and left us in awe. But then again, we also have lost our meaning and purpose of life because of its blunders.

Jul 20 18:19

UK: Felicity Arbuthnot; Our “patriotic duty”

Meanwhile, it further transpires that the Ministry of Defence has been using “covert surveillance” techniques on soldiers returning from combat who claim disability compensation. This is just the latest shoddy attempt to evade supporting financially those mentally and physically injured in the armed forces, returning from Britain's questionable, illegal and currently unwinnable marauding in far away lands in which they have no business, or in preparation for the onslaught.

Jul 20 18:18

Peltier Eligible for Parole

The shooting occurred on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota on June 26, 1975. Violence on the reservation, some say stirred up by the FBI, was common during the three years after the 1973 takeover of Wounded Knee.

Jul 20 18:06

Jewish groups email/buy to counter boycotts

Jews match boycotts with emails and spending
Israeli kosher wine was hard to find on liquor store shelves after members of the Jewish community turned up in the hundreds to counter a boycott by a group that opposes Israel's Palestinian policies, shortly before Passover.
Sales of kosher wine and Dead Sea Scrolls tickets soar after blasting message to community
Jul 20, 2009 04:30 AM
Rather than react to the boycotts with counter-arguments and more rhetoric, the United Jewish Appeal and other groups such as the Jewish Defense League have begun responding to boycotts by urging supporters to buy more of whatever is being boycotted.

Jul 20 15:07

C$ ends above 90 U.S. cents as sentiment improves

The Canadian dollar raced to its highest level against the greenback in over five weeks on Monday, thanks to an improved appetite for risk and stronger commodity prices, but it gave back a slice of its early gains ahead of Tuesday's Bank of Canada rate decision.

Jul 20 14:56

Big Pharma Bribes Doctors to Hook Your Kids on Drugs

As part of this legal proceeding, Biederman was forced to provide documents relating to his interactions with Johnson & Johnson, the giant pharmaceutical company. These documents included presentations he made over several years summarizing the work of his center financed by Johnson & Johnson. On March 20, 2009, the New York Times reported that Biederman pitched Johnson & Johnson that his proposed research studies on its antipsychotic drug Risperdal would turn out favorably for Johnson & Johnson -- and then Biederman delivered the goods.

Jul 20 14:44

Senior Obama Official Backs Cheney and C.I.A., Says Concealment of Assassin Program Legal

Early moves, however, by the Obama administration indicate that it is backing Cheney and the C.I.A.

Jul 20 14:04


These are my thoughts... the greatest accomplishment of human civilization to that point, only exceeded by the subsequent Apollo landings. A grimaced look of disgust toward post-Apollo humanity for our inexplicable and unjustifiable failure to build upon that achievement. But for our lack of willpower we would today have Heinlein's Luna City and O'Neill's Island One. Let's use this shame to power a new game, a big, big game called Survival. Let's commit ourselves to building before 2020 a self-sustaining community on the Moon so that humanity is assured of survival notwithstanding any cataclysmic event on earth. At the same time, we'll infuse a new generation with the hope of big dreams, a love of science and a vision of forever.

Jul 20 13:48

Iowa doctor accused of sterilizing woman against her will

Dr. George H. Pfaltzgraff was charged on July 8 with performing a 2008 tubal ligation on a female patient without proper consent. According to the Iowa Board of Medicine, the woman told Pfaltzgraff that she did not want the procedure. There was no signed form of consent.

Jul 20 13:32

Cost Of Bailout Hits A Whopping $24 Trillion Dollars

According to the watchdog overseeing the federal government’s financial bailout program, the full exposure since 2007 amounts to a whopping $23.7 trillion dollars, or $80,000 for every American citizen.

Jul 20 12:34

Tax Group: Obama's $4 Trillion Tax Increase

Americans for Tax Reform doesn't like taxes or President Obama much. But even Obama fans might choke on the additional 10-year tax bill that the group tallied under the president's plans: $4 trillion. Americans for Tax Reform figures $2.3 trillion more if the Bush tax cuts are allowed to expire; $1 trillion from the cap-and-trade bill; and $722 billion for healthcare reform. It's roughly $4,000 per household, a ton more than Obama allies believe Americans will face but not as bad as some GOP warnings.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Giving more taxes to this government is like handing a bottle of scotch and the keys to the family car to a bunch of teenage boys.

Jul 20 11:59

Clinton says 9/11 ringleaders are in Pakistan

U.S. officials "firmly believe" that al-Qaida leaders who planned and carried out the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, are hiding in Pakistan near its border with Afghanistan, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said Monday.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Can we invade now? Can we? Huh? Can we? Huh?"

Jul 20 11:45

Legal immunity set for swine flu vaccine makers

The last time the government embarked on a major vaccine campaign against a new swine flu, thousands filed claims contending they suffered side effects from the shots. This time, the government has already taken steps to head that off.

Vaccine makers and federal officials will be immune from lawsuits that result from any new swine flu vaccine, under a document signed by Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius, government health officials said Friday.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

See, my idea of a solution is to MAKE SURE THE VACCINE IS SAFE!!!!!

Jul 20 11:35

Faked moon landings, creationists, and 9-11 truthers

The Apollo moon landings were a hoax.

Bigfoot is real.

Creationism is valid science.

The Holocaust didn't happen.

9-11 was an inside job.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I keep telling you that the folks planting blog=o=sphere (Apoolo landings are fake, no passenger at the Pentagon) are working for the government to hand the media an easy means to ridicule all serious discussions regarding the lies fed to us.

The above is a perfectly pathetic example.

Jul 20 11:32

30 Israelis arrested in Romanian clinic

Thirty Israelis suspected of human egg trafficking were detained Sunday in a fertility clinic in Bucharest. Following an interrogation by Romanian police, 28 of the detainees were released after posting bail.

Foreign Ministry spokesman Yossi Levi confirmed the details of the report to Israel Radio on Monday, and said that the Israeli embassy in the Romanian capital was cooperating with local authorities.

Jul 20 11:30

Leading Journalist Confirms that Government Could Take Over the Power of Money-Creation for the Public Good

For the first time in generations, [the Fed is] now threatened with popular rebellion.

During the past year, the Fed has flooded the streets with money--distributing trillions of dollars to banks, financial markets and commercial interests ...

Where did the central bank get all the money it is handing out? Basically, the Fed printed it, out of thin air. That is what central banks do. Who told the Fed governors they could do this? Nobody, really--not Congress or the president. The Federal Reserve Board, alone among government agencies, does not submit its budgets to Congress for authorization and appropriation. It raises its own money, sets its own priorities.

Jul 20 10:12

Retailers are fearful of a CIT bankruptcy

The potential bankruptcy of lending firm CIT Group threatens to disrupt the flow of merchandise between retailers and their vendors just as they are gearing up for the crucial holiday season.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is part of the insidious nature of modern banking. They have inserted themselves into all aspects of the economy. Stores no longer buy this month's product with the proceeds from selling last month's products; everything runs through a credit line, at interest, and that additional interest is simply added to the price consumers pay for a product.

Jul 20 10:09

China's Manufacturing Jobs Surged As American Jobs Disappeared

Jul 20 10:09

CIA claims of cancelled campaign are hogwash

CIA director Leon Panetta just told Congress he cancelled a secret operation to assassinate al-Qaida leaders. The CIA campaign, authorized in 2001, had not yet become operational, claimed Panetta.

I respect Panetta, but his claim is humbug. The U.S. has been trying to kill al-Qaida personnel (real and imagined) since the Clinton administration. These efforts continue under President Barack Obama. Claims by Congress it was never informed are hogwash.

The CIA and Pentagon have been in the assassination business since the early 1950s, using American hit teams or third parties. For example, a CIA-organized attempt to assassinate Lebanon's leading Shia cleric, Muhammad Fadlallah, using a truck bomb, failed, but killed 83 civilians and wounded 240.

Jul 20 10:08

Bill outlawing anti-Israel protest nears approval

Legislation that Israel's Arab citizens fear could limit their freedom of speech came a step closer on Sunday to becoming law.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So much for "The only Democracy in the Middle east!"

Jul 20 10:04

Treasury: We Can't Tell You Where Bailout Money Went, Because "Money Given to a Bank is Like Water Poured into an Ocean"

In a written response, the Treasury again rejected that call. Officials have taken the view that the exact use of the federal aid cannot be tracked because money given to a bank is like water poured into an ocean.

Jul 20 10:03


Webmaster's Commentary: 

What idiot passed this horror????????

Jul 20 10:01


Webmaster's Commentary: 

Very strong words considering that John was already tried, convicted, sentenced to death, THEN exonerated after evidence surfaced proving he was the victim of a false accusation.

But of course, Israel must have its pound of flesh, and neither Israel nor the Simon Wiesenthal Center can afford to ever be seen to be in error about anything connected with WW2, else the world start asking for more proof of the claims on which the state of Israel rests its legitimacy.

Jul 20 09:54


Jews that are opposed to the policies of the State of Israel are not the root of the problem, the policies are. Netanyahu and his ilk had better learn that. The article that follows shows the ignorance displayed by Netanyahu……the ignorance of anyone that pulls out the ‘racecard’ to get their point across.

Jul 20 09:53

Super Hot Court Case exposes Facts About IRS! Please! :EVERYONE YOU MUST READ THIS:!!!

USC Title 15 Chapter 1 Section 17 clearly states: "The labor of a
human being is not a commodity or article of commerce."

Jul 20 09:48

One Soldier & 10,00 Dead Bodies

Pfc. Bowe R. Bergdahl, 23, of Ketchum, Idaho was captured June 30th from the Paktika province in southeastern Afghanistan.

The facts of the story are as follows:
*Pfc. Bowe R. Bergdahl was captured June 30th from the Paktika province
*The Taliban has stated that they will kill him if foreign troops keep targeting civilians
*He was taken by members of the Taliban

The facts behind the Afghanistan war are as follow:
*2,118 innocent Afghan's died in 2008 — an increase of 40 percent, according to the U.N. Mission in Afghanistan
*The Defense Department of the United States has erased journalists' footage of civilian deaths in Afghanistan; and
*Refused to disclose an array of statistics on civilian casualties.

Jul 20 09:33

Brooklyn Borough President Hopeful Led Gaza Convoy

Among those leading the latest attempt by international radical leftists to enter Gaza was New York City Councilman Robert Barron, who is running for Brooklyn Borough President. Barron represents the 42nd council district in Brooklyn, which includes parts of East Flatbush, Canarsie, East New York, and Brownsville.

In the past, say Israeli officials, many of these groups have attempted to smuggle in supplies that can be used by Hamas terrorists to make weapons with which to attack Israel.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

To publish an article this desperately chock full of lies means that Israel recognizes the world is starting to wake up to the war crime that is the siege of Gaza.

The movement to shine the light of truth on this dark corner of official Israeli governmental policy is gaining momentum, as well it should.

These cargoes containing medical supplies, clothing, and kid's toys are inspected, and matched with a manifest, long before they ever get to their destination in Gaza (if they get that far).

Jul 20 09:30

Fox News Military Pundit Calls Bowe Bergdahl "A Liar"

Jul 20 09:29

Walter Cronkite: Definitional Journalist Saw Big Media's Flaws

The former CBS anchorman cared not just about the next story but about the future of reporting in a country where was known for the better part of a half century as "the most trusted name in news."

So it should come as little surprise that what worried Cronkite in the last years of his life was the collapse of journalistic quality and responsibility that came with the increasing dominance of newsgathering by a handful of media corporations.

"I think it is absolutely essential in a democracy to have competition in the media, a lot of competition, and we seem to be moving away from that," Cronkite told me the last time we spoke about media issues.

Jul 20 09:28

Iran's package eyes Israeli nukes

"We cannot raise the nuclear issue without speaking of an international disarmament. We cannot speak of a Middle East without nuclear weapons while making no words about the more than 200 nuclear warheads of the Zionist regime [Israel]," added the spokesman.

Jul 20 09:27

New Healthcare Bill Will Kill Jobs, Burden Small Business

It just blows my mind that THIS is the best they can do. That instead of looking at ways to reduce healthcare costs so more Americans could afford coverage, their knee-jerk reaction is to tax our businesses to help fund their $2 trillion "plan."


Jul 20 09:26

Fox News guest wants Taliban to kill captured American soldier

I couldn't believe my ears, but just minutes ago on "America's News HQ," guest pundit Ralph Peters suggested something to the effect that the Taliban should "save us the headache" and execute captured 23 year-old American soldier Bowe Bergdahl, because "it looks like" Bergdahl deserted his unit. While prefacing his comments by stressing that a military decision should not be made until all of the facts surrounding Bergdahl's capture are determined, Peters then ignored his own advice and encouraged the Taliban to kill this young man. Fox News' Julie Banderas was visibly shocked at the words coming out of Peters' mouth, but did not challenge any of his statements before awkwardly ending the segment.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The war hawks need a dead (preferably tortured) bloody body to try to whip up American support for escalating the war in Afghanistan.

Jul 20 09:22

Gambling with peace: how US bingo dollars are funding Israeli settlements

Each dollar spent on bingo by the mostly Latino residents of Hawaiian Gardens, on the outskirts of Los Angeles, helps fund Jewish settlements on Palestinian land in some of the most sensitive areas of occupied East Jerusalem, particularly the Muslim quarter of the old city, and West Bank towns such as Hebron where the Israeli military has forced Arabs out of their properties in their thousands.

Jul 20 09:20

The head Nazi-hunter’s trail of lies

Since the early 1960s Simon Wiesenthal’s name has become synonymous with Nazi hunting. His standing is that of a secular saint. Nominated four times for the Nobel peace prize, the recipient of a British honorary knighthood, the US Presidential Medal of Freedom, the French Légion d’honneur and at least 53 other distinctions, he was often credited with some 1,100 Nazi “scalps”. He is remembered, above all, for his efforts to track down Adolf Eichmann, one of the most notorious war criminals.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

One of Wiesenthal's better-known fakes is the following drawing, supposedly showing Jewish prisoners being executed by the Germans.

As it turned out, however, Wiesenthal traced the drawing from the following photos, which appeared in a magazine showing Germans shooting GERMAN DESERTERS!

Jul 20 09:20

White House putting off budget update

The administration's annual midsummer budget update is sure to show higher deficits and unemployment and slower growth than projected in President Barack Obama's budget in February and update in May, and that could complicate his efforts to get his signature health care and global-warming proposals through Congress.

The release of the update—usually scheduled for mid-July—has been put off until the middle of next month, giving rise to speculation the White House is delaying the bad news at least until Congress leaves town Aug. 7 on its summer recess.

Jul 20 09:18

Russia set to build up its naval facilities in Syria

The Russian Navy will expand and modernize its Soviet-era naval maintenance site near Tartus in Syria to support anti-piracy operations off the Somali coast, a high-ranking navy source said on Monday.

The Navy maintenance site near Tartus is the only Russian foothold in the Mediterranean. Russian navy commanders have long been calling for the expansion and modernization of the Tartus base.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is Russia's way of saying "hands off Syria!" to Israel and the US.

Jul 20 09:09

Gambling with peace: how US bingo dollars are funding Israeli settlements

The bingo operation, owned by an American Jewish doctor and millionaire, Irving Moskowitz, has taken on added significance in recent weeks as President Barack Obama has laid down a marker to Israel in demanding an end to settlement construction, which the White House regards as a major obstacle to peace. "Moskowitz is taking millions from the poorest town in California and sending it to the settlements," said Haim Dov Beliak, a rabbi serving Hawaiian Gardens and one of the Jewish religious leaders in California who have campaigned to block the flow of funds to the settlers.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Unflipping believable.

Jul 20 09:06

Paul Craig Roberts: Threatening Iran

When Japan attacked Pearl Harbor, Japan did not spend years preparing her public case and demonstrating her deployment of forces for the attack. Japan did not make a world issue out of her view that the US was denying Japan her role in the Pacific by hindering Japan’s access to raw materials and energy.

Similarly, when Hitler attacked Russia, he did not preface his invasion with endless threats and a public case that blamed the war on England.

These events happened before the PSYOPS era. Today, America and Israel’s wars of aggression are preceded by years of propaganda and international meetings, so that by the time the attack comes it is an expected event, not a monstrous surprise attack with its connotation of naked aggression.

Jul 20 09:04

Nineveh Kurds Threaten to Secede

In an escalation of rising tension in the oil-rich northern province, Iraq's Kurds threatened Sunday, July 19, to secede the northern province of Nineveh from the Sunni Arabs.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This could get dicey very quickly.

Jul 20 09:02

Why we will not stop sending boats

These seven photos from the BBC clearly show why the Free Gaza movement will continue to send boats. The Palestinians of Gaza do not want handouts from the world. They want their freedom and they want the right to rebuild their shattered economy, shattered because Israel bombed them into the 18th century with the help of American money and support.

This "Silence of Shame" from the Americans, all of us, constitutes a willingness to participate in Israeli war crimes. It is up to us to contact our representatives, the President of the U.S., and our media to express our outrage over the slow-motion genocide of 1.5 million civilians in Gaza, enabled because we pay for it.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

All the people and groups world-wide involved in these humanitarian trips to Gaza deserve our respect, and support.

Israel, through the siege of Gaza and continued attacks against Palestinians, has become a venal war-crime rogue nation, undeserving of any financial or military support from any country.

Jul 20 08:59


Jul 20 08:58

Woman charged with possession of child pornography for Taking photos of herself breastfeeding!

When does a snapshot of a mother breast-feeding her child become kiddie porn? Ask the Richardson police.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

What is going on here is simple. The people working to fight kiddie porn are facing budget cuts just like anyone else. Worse, because there doesn't seem to really be all that much kiddie porn out there (aside from the stuff the government creates to justify the anti-blog hysteria), the definitions get "stretched" in order to justify continued funding.

Hence this obvious miscarriage of justice.

Either that, or the Richardson Police are all bottle babies and it has left them scarred for life. :)

Jul 20 08:58

Obamacare: A Health Care Rationing Scheme to Enrich Insurers, Drug Companies and Large Hospital Chains

Behind the facade of reform, Obama and leading Democrats ruled universal, single-payer coverage off the table before debate even began. Instead they've focused on taxing more, rationing care, placing profits above human need, disdaining vital change, shifting the cost burden to individuals and requiring everyone to be insured; imposing fines up to $1000 for non-compliance, and making a broken system even worse

Jul 20 08:56

A crazy world?

The lunatic apartheid system unleashed here over the past 127 years is producing some really weird anomalies beyond the sad story of Tqu' and villages like it. The intensity of these anomalies have increased recently perhaps heralding in the end of the racist ideologies of chosenness (and us versus them) that manifest itself in Zionism.

Jul 20 08:49

The Case Against the Fed

By far the most secret and least accountable operation of the federal government is not, as one might expect, the CIA, DIA, or some other super-secret intelligence agency. The CIA and other intelligence operations are under control of the Congress. They are accountable: a Congressional committee supervises these operations, controls their budgets, and is informed of their covert activities. It is true that the committee hearings and activities are closed to the public; but at least the people's representatives in Congress insure some accountability for these secret agencies.

Jul 20 08:47


Jul 20 08:44

US Strategy Of Total Energy Control Over The European Union And Eurasia

By holding out several juicy financial carrots, to Turkey, to Armenia, even to Tehran if it were to abandon its nuclear ambitions, Washington hopes to throw a giant monkey wrench into the attempt of Moscow to retain a significant control over Eurasian energy supplies to the EU, a major lever to ensure more stable EU-Russian relations amid growing threats to Russia's security from Washington's misnamed missile defense shield being built in Poland and the Czech Republic.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Full Spectrum Dominance" cannot possibly continue to be supported by an all volunteer army only.

I wouldn't bet against Obama's re-instituting the draft at some point during his term in office to guarantee that his very muscular foreign policy actually has the military "teeth" necessary to back it up.

Jul 20 08:39

West must close Iran nuclear file - new atomic chief

Iran's new atomic chief Ali Akbar Salehi said on Saturday that the West should close the Islamic republic's nuclear file and cease its hostility towards Tehran.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Under the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, signed by both the US and Iran, Iran has a legal right to build nuclear power stations. Under Article IV or that same treaty, the US is OBLIGATED to assist Iran in building power stations. If the US were in Iran, pouring foundations and helping to lay the pipes, then we could be assured of the power station's peaceful intentions.

Jul 20 08:33

High-fructose diets impair memory

Adopting a diet rich in fructose, a form of sugar commonly found in processed foods and beverages, may result in impaired spatial memory.

Jul 20 08:27

Gates visit to Israel expected to focus on Iran’s nuclear ambitions

US Defense Secretary Robert Gates plans to visit Israel on July 27 for talks likely to focus on Iran’s nuclear ambitions and US-Israeli strategic ties, officials involved in planning the trip said on Sunday.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Translation: SecDef Gates will get his marching orders on Iran from Tel Aviv when he visits Israel on July 27th.

Jul 20 08:24

Liberty and Safety

For a professor of law at one of the country's best law schools who was once the go-to guy in the Justice Department whenever the Bush White House needed legal cover for its truly lawless ventures outside the Constitution, John Yoo has revealed a breathtaking ignorance of American values, history, and jurisprudence.

In his startling mea culpa, published in the Wall Street Journal yesterday, Professor Yoo confessed to advising President Bush that he possessed powers from some source other than the Constitution, that in the name of public safety he could cut down all laws written for the express purpose of restraining the President, and that Americans would expect no less than this so long as they were actually kept safe as a result of it.

Jul 20 08:20

Israel Rejects US Call, Will Expand East Jerusalem Settlement

The US had previously summoned Israel’s ambassador to urge them to halt the construction of 20 apartments in the occupied territory.

Israeli officials went on to mock the call, which Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman described as odd.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

President Obama, the Netanyahu government of Israel is spitting in your face here, and telling you it's raining.

But of course, at the end of the day, there is no real "tension" between the US and Israel; Israel will continue to get precisely what it wants, and US taxpayers will go on footing the bill.

Jul 20 08:17


Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Who are you going to believe, Israel or your own lying eyes????????"

Jul 20 08:15

Gates: US Must Prove Afghanistan ‘Winnable’ in a Year

In an interview published today, Secretary of Defense Robert Gates declared that the American public is “pretty tired” of the seemingly endless war in Afghanistan, and said he believed that forces had to turn the situation around in a year.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

OK, SecDef Gates, just how do you define "winnable" here, when during the last 8 years, US and NATO forces have accomplished absolutely nothing, except bringing more misery on the already pretty miserable Afghan people?

And the US and NATO are supposed to "win" with just a little over 10% of the compliment the old Soviet Union had here to "pacify" Afghanistan with 500,000 pairs of boots on the ground?

Jul 20 08:14

Neo-Nazi hate, courtesy of the human-rights commission

In a July 11 letter to the National Post, Lynch denied that CHRC staff members hacked into the Internet account of a private citizen to cover their tracks as they logged into their memberships in neo-Nazi websites. Lynch says both the privacy commissioner and the RCMP "found no evidence to support this allegation."

But that's not true. The privacy commissioner's staff did not investigate the hacking - that is not within their jurisdiction. They only examined "whether the CHRC improperly collected, used, disclosed or retained personal information about the complainant," a different and irrelevant question.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is a common tactic with these pro-zionist organizations. They will create hoaxes to convince the world there is an anti-Semitic of\r neo-nazo threat, then solicit donations to deal with the

Jul 20 08:09

Wall Street’s Greatest Fraud

Bernie Madoff’s Ponzi scheme has to be the greatest fraud of all time, right? Allen Stanford is likely a distant second, correct?

Well, actually, no. Madoff has certainly reserved a special place in financial ‘hell’ for his fraud, but make no mistake, the single greatest fraud ever perpetrated on investors is the collective Wall Street enterprise that marketed and distributed Auction-Rate Securities. The ARS market at its peak was a $330 BILLION market. Of that initial size, those on Wall Street tracking developments within the ARS market project that $165 BILLION held by thousands of retail and institutional investors remain frozen.

Jul 20 08:07

FDIC Closes Four More Banks

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) took over four more banks at the end of last week, bringing the total of 2009 bank failures to 57. Two of the closings were in California and one in Georgia--two states hard hit by real estate losses.

Jul 20 08:07

FLASHBACK - It's Time To Return To A Part-Time Legislature

State Sen. John Burton (D-San Francisco) and his colleagues in the state Legislature need a vacation -- about six months out of every year.

Jul 20 08:05

Obama Says Health-Care Reform Essential to Repairing Economy

The president urged lawmakers Friday to take bolder steps to achieve health-care reform, and today in his weekly radio and Internet address, Obama called reform essential not only to expanding health care coverage to the 46 million Americans who lack it but also to restoring the nation's economic stability.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Whatever the current problems are, this legislation is not the solution.

It is about raising more tax money (from an already taxed to death population) to forestall a US default on its debts before the end of the year.

Jul 20 07:59

Israeli Settlers Set Fire To Palestinian Fields, Stone Cars During Rampage

A Palestinian official says more than 30 Israeli settlers, some of them on horseback, set fire to fields and olive trees and stoned Palestinian cars during a rampage in the West Bank. Two Palestinians were lightly injured.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is what passes for "normal" for Palestinians in the West Bank.

Jul 20 07:51

Children tortured before parents, raped, all covered up by Bush/Cheney and our media

What better way to get someone to admit to anything, anything, no matter how false, than to make them endure the torture and suffering of their own children.

After researching this diary, my attitude has changed. I say fuck these soldiers who committed these crimes. There should be NO IMMUNITY for those who were just "following orders". If they did this on their own they should be severely punished. If American soldiers were ordered to rape and torture may the Gods have mercy on us all.

So, how do you manufacture an insurgency that justifies the need to "fight the war on terror there, instead of here"? How do you justify staying no matter how long to finish the job?

Jul 20 07:51

YOU TUBE~ Under Zionist Control

Let’s play a little game. Let’s pretend you found a vile video that is very insulting to people of the Muslim faith. Let’s say you then decided to do as the Zio-Jihadists do and report this video under the terms and conditions of you tube as being hateful against a religious group. Ok, go to you tube here ,then scroll down to the bottom and click on where it says, “Safety Center” here, then select the radio button that says “hateful content” and click “enter” SURPRISE, it’s the ADL telling you how to remove videos and content that is “anti-Semitic” This begs the question, why is ONLY a “Zionist Jewish” group represented, why are the NAACP not included, what about African Americans? They constitute a far greater number of Americans than the 2% of Jews who make up the population.

Jul 20 07:51

Report: CIA operatives threatened to quit over waterboarding

“The CIA team lowered the temperature in Abu Zubaida’s cell until the detainee turned blue. The FBI turned it back up, setting off a clash over tactics.”

The torture methods, chaotic as they were, didn’t work. According to the Post, “Abu Zubaida went silent once Mitchell took charge. Within days of the CIA team’s arrival, the cables between Bangkok and Langley became devoid of new revelations.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

As intelligent people have understood from the times of the Catholic Inquisition, torture never gets anyone to tell the truth; it simply gets people to confess to anything they think will get the torture to stop, period, end of discussion.

Jul 20 07:45

House probe of covert CIA program could target Cheney

In a little noticed statement Friday, the House Intelligence Subcommittee on Intelligence and Investigations announced they will begin a full investigation into charges that the CIA misled congress about a covert spy operation that had been going on for nearly 8 years before it was canceled by CIA Director Leon Panetta last month.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I wouldn't hold my breath on this one.

Cheney's utter contempt for the rule of law (coupled with a gaggle of very well compensated "attack attorneys") could keep him away from providing any kind of testimony for one very long time, if ever.

Jul 20 07:00

Traitors United for Israel Summit

Deluded Americans of all shapes and tastes will gladly bow and scrape before their Zionist masters this week, hoping for and praying that the U.S. will bomb Iran on behalf of Israel.

They'll rant and rave at their Congress members and make threats about the next election if they don't sign off on blowing Iran off the map.

Christians United for Israel Summit.... Washington, DC July 20-22, 2009

The enemies of Israel are the enemies of America. They are the enemies of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. These enemies have drawn the battle line. If a line has to be drawn, then draw that line around both Christians and Jews. CUFI's Washington Summit is your chance to demonstrate that we are one- we are united.

Jul 20 06:50

1.5 Million U.S. Unemployed Exhausting Unemployment Benefits

Thousands of jobless Pennsylvanians are joining the growing ranks of people around the country who are exhausting unemployment benefits, as some experts worry about another blow to a stumbling economy. Around the country, the number of people exhausting their benefits is piling up. By the end of September, more than 500,000 people will exhaust their benefits checks, with the biggest groups in Pennsylvania, California and Texas, according to estimates by the National Employment Law Project, an advocacy group for low-wage workers based in New York City. That number will nearly triple by the end of the year, the group said.

Jul 20 06:39

Earth’s gravity may drop slightly during total solar eclipse

A team of Chinese scientists is planning to conduct a once-in-a-century experiment on July 22, the day of the total solar eclipse, which would test the controversial theory that gravity drops slightly during a total eclipse.

According to a report in New Scientist, geophysicists from the Chinese Academy of Sciences are preparing an unprecedented array of highly sensitive instruments at six sites across the country to take gravity readings during the total eclipse due to pass over southern China on July 22.

Jul 20 04:08

SAY NO TO THE VACCINE by trillion Video

Jul 20 02:06

The Insatiable American Thirst for Blood

The insatiable American thirst for blood is now in full bloom in this killing season as its drones continue to take the lives of men, women, and children in various parts of Pakistani FATA and its soldiers continue to dig deeper and deeper into Afghanistan. Although it is moving its soldiers out Iraqi towns, it is simply redeploying them. This continuous lust for blood is something that now defines America. Its war machine has become so blood thirsty that there is no end in sight of American occupation of Afghanistan, even though there is absolutely no moral or legal justification for its continuous operations in that war-ravaged land.

Jul 20 01:09

New drug shields against radiation

A MEDICATION that can protect people exposed to normally lethal doses of radiation from a nuclear or a "dirty" bomb has been developed, reports say.

In tests involving 650 monkeys exposed to radiation equivalent to that recorded during the Chernobyl nuclear reactor disaster in 1986, 70 per cent died while the rest suffered serious maladies, the newspaper Yediot Achronot said yesterday.

Of the group given anti-radiation shots, almost all survived and had no side effects. A test on humans not exposed to radiation showed none suffered side effects from the medication.

The medication was developed by Andrei Gudkov, chief scientific officer at Cleveland BioLabs in the US. Also involved was Israel's Elena Feinstein.

July 19, 2009

Jul 19 21:01

Iraq Vets know 9/11 truth, resisters need help

Iraq Vets Know 9/11 Was An Inside Job

Jul 19 20:21

Must-see documentary on Monsanto

The Future of Food. Hour and a half long.


Jul 19 18:18

Irrationality and Fascism in Government-Regulated Health Care

More and more, I have come to believe that state regulation of anything not only destroys liberty but also is essentially irrational for those on the receiving end, which is frequently most of us and very often many of us. Somebody always stands to gain, but the costs they impose on others are much larger.

Jul 19 17:44

Self-important self-flagellation global warming nonsense to sell cars: thanks Honda!

This whole dream vs. nightmare BS these guys are wailing about makes me think of Col. Kurtz from Apocolypse Now (see below). These people have gone up the river, split from society, and placed themselves as some sort of self-declared Gods ruling the savages who won't be allowed to use electricty.

They even dug up that charlatan among charlatans Deepak Chopra
who has moved on from fooling dimwits like Oprah with parlor tricks and now is onboard trying to fool all the people all the time.

Jul 19 17:30

Vitamins Reduce the Duration and Severity of Influenza

Vitamins fight the flu by boosting the body’s own immune response and by accelerating healing. Individuals can be better prepared for an influenza epidemic by learning how to use vitamin supplements to fight off ordinary respiratory infections. The most important vitamins are vitamins C, D, niacin, and thiamine.

Jul 19 16:44

US charity bingo supports illegal Israeli settlers' theft and violence

Gambling with peace: how US bingo dollars are funding Israeli settlements
Chris McGreal
Sunday 19 July 2009 21.21 BST
Beliak is particularly angered that the fundraising takes place without interference from the American authorities. In contrast, he says, Muslim charities which raise money to help Palestinians have been targeted for investigation, shut down and some of their administrators jailed because providing welfare to Gaza indirectly helps Hamas.
"After 2001 there was a whole discourse about how supposedly Muslims [in America] used these charitable donations to support violence.

Jul 19 16:24

How 5m violent crime victims could have their compensation slashed... for having a speeding ticket

Victims of violent crime are to have their compensation slashed if they have previously committed minor offences such as speeding.

Individual payments to assault and rape victims will be reduced by up to £37,500 as part of a £25million public- spending cuts programme ordered by the Government, it was claimed last night.

Five million motorists could be affected - with magistrates fining up to a million drivers in a year and their convictions becoming 'spent' only after five years.

Jul 19 16:17

Thousands face £600 extra on council tax bills as homes are moved into higher bands

Thousands of homeowners are being hit with up to £600 extra on their council tax bills following a secret revaluation process by town hall inspectors.

New figures show that more than 1,000 homes are being moved into higher council tax bands every month.

Householders who have improved their properties with extensions, garages and double-glazing are worst hit by the 'stealth revaluation' with many homes being moved up two bands.

Jul 19 13:11

Deaths resulting from medical trials for a vaccine to the H5N1 bird-flu virus.

21 people died after being given the vaccine

Jul 19 13:01

7 Reasons Why Housing Isn’t Bottoming Yet

The Housing Boom & Bust, and the 2002-07 credit bubble created massive excesses. More than anything, it is going to take time to resolve them.

Jul 19 12:54

Prescription for Disaster

For an administration that claims to want to create jobs, this bill is one of the biggest job-killers yet devised.

Under the terms of the bill, small businesses that do not provide insurance will be required to pay a tax as high as 8% of their payroll. Since most small businesses currently could not afford to grant 8% across-the-board pay hikes, they will have to offset these costs by reducing wages. However, for employees working at the minimum wage, the only way for employers to offset the costs would be through layoffs.

Jul 19 12:23

Officials: U.S. Defense Secretary to visit Israel

U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates plans to visit Israel on July 27 for talks likely to focus on Iran's nuclear ambitions and U.S.-Israeli strategic ties, officials involved in planning the trip said on Sunday.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Another pointless war is on the way.

Jul 19 12:21

Orders revoked for soldier challenging prez

A U.S. Army Reserve major from Florida scheduled to report for deployment to Afghanistan within days has had his military orders revoked after arguing he should not be required to serve under a president who has not proven his eligibility for office.

Jul 19 11:59

Many Predict US Financial Collapse in September July 18, 2009

Let us contemplate the day in the near future when the consequences of financial chicanery finally outpace the ability of the governments, central banks and big media to cover up and obfuscate the truth. Many respected voices have now gone on record that September 30 or thereabouts will be that day.

Jul 19 10:06

Commerce Secretary: Americans ‘Need to Pay’ for Chinese Emissions

yesterday, Commerce Secretary Gary Locke said something amazing—U.S. consumers should pay for part of Chinese greenhouse-gas emissions. From Reuters:

“It’s important that those who consume the products being made all around the world to the benefit of America — and it’s our own consumption activity that’s causing the emission of greenhouse gases, then quite frankly Americans need to pay for that,” Commerce Secretary Gary Locke told the American Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Memo to Commerce Secretary Locke: We the People have stopped being endless resource of tax revenues for the idiocies this administration supports.

The economic policies of this administration are fast driving Americans over a cliff and into bankruptcy and homelessness at a pace not seen since the Great Depression.

I would like to remind you, sir, that most generally you cannot tax homeless people because you cannot find them.

We have had it with an administration which believes that its citizens should have absolutely no quality of life, while it's borrowing and spending as though there will be no tomorrow, then attempting to tax us to death to recover its losses due to complete fiscal stupidity.

Jul 19 09:54

Threatened and beaten on the way to Gaza

In a flurry of activity, we were boarded. Those of us with video cameras bore the brunt of the over-zealous navy forces. We were beaten to break our grasp on the video cameras. I have documented events from Afghanistan to Darfur to various locations around the Middle East, but until then I had never been physically attacked on account of my work. Israel's military censor continues to hold the evidence and I expect never to retrieve it. With the evidence gone, much of the media have treated the event as though it never occurred.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Refusing to allow desperately needed humanitarian aid into Gaza makes Israel look ever more the despot and rogue nation it is.

You have to wonder, though: when will the world get serious about stopping the checks and military aid to Israel to get Israel to stop the siege?

That is, unfortunately, the only language Israel appears to be able to understand.

Jul 19 09:54

Sarasota Cops Give Man $400 Payoff, Attorney Decries Lack of Client's Constitutional Rights, Legal Ethics, Professionalism, Human Dignity and His Fee

The Herald-Tribune revealed today allegations of a $400 payment being offered to a Sarasota man who was videotaped being beaten by police.

Jul 19 09:51

That commenter on your blog may actually be working for the Israeli government

Straight out of Avigdor Lieberman’s Foreign Ministry: a new Internet Fighting Team! Israeli students and demobilized soldiers get paid to pretend they are just regular folks and leave pro-Israel comments on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and other sites.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Relinked in order to remind everyone that the people posting anything pro-Israel should be assumed to be paid propagandists.

Jul 19 09:48

Suspiciously Prescient Man Files Patent for iPod-Like Device in 1979

Kane Kramer, an inventor by trade, came up with a gadget and music distribution service almost eerily similar to the iPod-iTunes relationship that predates it by three decades. The guy predicted details down to DRM and flash memory's dominance.

Kramer's device, the IXI, was flash-based, even though flash memory in 1979 only could have held about three minutes of audio, and featured a screen, four-way controls, and was about the size of a cigarette pack. Even weirder, he envisioned the creation and sale of digital music and foresaw all the good and bad that would come from this: No overhead, no inventory, but a great push for independent artists, with the risk of piracy looming large.

Jul 19 09:46


After listening, Glaspie then assured Saddam that the U.S. was on Iraq's side and that the U.S. was in sync with the desires of Iraq to rebuild. She explained:

"I think I understand this. I have lived here for years. I admire your extraordinary efforts to rebuild your country. I know you need funds. We understand that, and our opinion is that you should have the opportunity to rebuild your country. But we have no opinion on Arab-Arab conflicts, like your border dispute with Kuwait."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I'll be willing to bet one copper penny that this exchange will never see the light of day in textbooks about this episode in American history classes!

Jul 19 09:46

The Ringworm Complex and the Federal Reserve.

Jul 19 09:40

Another Critical Firefox Vulnerability Emerges

It has been only a few days ago that the Mozilla Firefox team released an update for Firefox 3.5 to Firefox 3.5.1 that would close a recently disclosed critical security vulnerability that allowed attackers to execute arbitrary code on the attacked computer system. Earlier today another Firefox vulnerability was disclosed to the public that affects the latest version of Firefox. The vulnerability can be remotely exploited and uses an stack based buffer overflow that is triggered by an overly long string of Unicode data. It can lead to remote code execution or to crashes, freezes or the allocation of a lot of computer memory.

Jul 19 09:40

2000 Philadelphia Government Workers Fail to Pay Property Taxes: 100 A Decade Behind

For 13 years, Democratic ward leader George Brooks' wages have been paid by Philadelphia taxpayers. He's now making $64,539 a year in a senior patronage position at the Register of Wills Office.

And yet, according to city records, Brooks has failed to pay his property taxes for more than two decades, racking up a $15,000 debt to the city.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Taxes? Those are for the SLAVES to pay!!!!!!!"

Jul 19 09:39

Photographer Arrested For Being “Too Tall”

Kent Police set a new legal precedent last week, as they arrested a photographer on the unusual grounds of “being too tall”.

This follows a year of increasingly unhappy incidents, in which continued reassurances from on high appear to have had little impact on how Police Forces deal with photographers – and reinforces a growing concern that the breakdown in trust and cooperation with the Police warned of in respect of demonstrations could soon transfer to photography too.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Memo to the current government of the UK: my travel dollars will definitely not be spent in a police state while on holiday, thank you very much.

Why should one want to travel or live in a country which has gone off the deep end of "Code Napoleon" law, where every tourist (or even a UK resident) is considered guilty until proven innocent?!?!?

Jul 19 09:34

Experts: Depleted Uranium Creates Problems for Years After Initial Impact

DU weapons leave a trail of misery and suffering to thousands upon thousands of soldiers and innocent civilians caught up in its indiscriminate use in all the many areas of conflict. The Gulf War Syndrome is directly linked to such weapons as is the dramatic rise in all types of cancers, diabetes, still births and badly disfigured babies. Uranium based weapons have the ability to change the cell structure and DNA in all humans that come into contact with it by either inhalation or ingestion. It has the ability to contaminate the local area, region, adjacent countries and the world once it becomes an aerosol and enter the upper atmosphere.

Jul 19 09:31

PM flatly rejects US demand to halt J'lem housing project

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Jul 19 09:30

More demonetization of Iran prior to invasion.

The interview took place by telephone, and on condition of anonymity. It was arranged by a reliable source whose identity can also not be revealed.

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Jul 19 09:29

Birthday card thief sentenced to 5 months in prison

An East Linda man who stole cash from children's birthday cards while working at the U.S. Postal Service facility in Olivehurst will serve five months in federal prison.

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Jul 19 09:26

Now David Kelly’s former Iraq aide joins call for inquiry into his 'suicide'

Mai Pederson, a US Air Force linguist who served in Iraq with Dr Kelly’s weapons inspection team, has called on Attorney General Baroness Scotland to carry out a ‘formal, independent and complete review’ into the ‘suspicious circumstances’ of his death.

Ms Pederson’s intervention comes a week after The Mail on Sunday disclosed that a team of doctors are mounting a legal challenge to the Hutton Inquiry’s conclusion that he committed suicide.

Jul 19 09:26

Palin Signs Alaska Sovereignty Resolution

On Friday, July 10th, Alaska Governor Sarah Palin signed House Joint Resolution 27 (HJR27), sponsored by State Rep. Mike Kelly. The resolution “claims sovereignty for the state under the Tenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States over all powers not otherwise enumerated and granted to the federal government by the Constitution of the United States.”

The House passed the resolution by a vote of 37-0 (3 not voting) and the Senate passed it by a vote of 40-0.

Jul 19 09:24

In pictures: Gaza six months on

Jul 19 09:24

Did anyone notice Mossad's new outlook on an Iran bomb?

Paradoxically, the current crisis in Iran is producing two contradictory impacts on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The first clear outcome was the statement made by head of the Mossad, Meir Dagan, two weeks ago. In a surprise move, Dagan dismissed the previous assessments of the Israeli intelligence community regarding Iran's nuclear program and stated that Iran's secret military program would mature only in 2014.

Jul 19 09:23

Israel should answer for Gaza war crimes

The Israeli assault on Gaza in January was an outrage against humanity. Israeli frustration and fury with Hamas led to the government allowing the Israel Defence Forces (IDF) to break its own rules and commit a wide variety of war crimes in an effort to punish the entire population and reduce Gaza to rubble.

Jul 19 09:16

Mr. President, we are still torturing?

How do we know that the Obama administration is not itself continuing those inhumane practices at Bagram? Since President Obama also shrouds our prison there in Cheney-style secrecy, the ACLU is trying very hard to find out exactly what is happening there.

What has happened to Obama's repeated pledge to ensure "the most transparent administration in American history?"

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Here, instead of the promised "change", we're just getting more of the same agenda and behavior by the government, fronted by an infinitely more telegenic "pitch-man".

Jul 19 09:16

Man given six months to live discovers tumour is harmless abscess

Phil Collins, 61, quit his job, planned his own funeral and blew £18,000 from a pension pay-out after being told he had inoperable gallbladder and liver cancer.

He fulfilled a lifelong dream of buying a Triumph motorbike, bought wife Isabel a car and made financial arrangements to ensure she was secure after his death.

But when the six month deadline passed he went back to hospital - where further checks revealed the growth on his liver was in fact an abscess.

However, Mr Collins claims that complications from the cocktail of cancer drugs he was prescribed have ruined his health and he is now planning a legal bid for compensation.

Jul 19 09:14

IMF warns that Britain's soaring debt is 'testing the limits'

The International Monetary Fund has delivered its sharpest rebuke yet on the ‘dramatic deterioration’ in Britain’s public finances.

In a major blow to Gordon Brown, the Washington-based fund warned the UK is ‘testing the limit of the market’s confidence’ by pushing the national debt towards 100 per cent of gross domestic product - or close to £1.5trillion.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Those bombs used to kill brown people are rather costly. Perhaps we could all learn to get along without so many of those.

Jul 19 09:13

Israeli warships rehearse for Iran attack in Red Sea

Israeli warships have deployed to the Red Sea for what has been described as a rehearsal for a possible attack on Iran.

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Jul 19 09:09

Vatican teaching Hezbollah how to kill Jews, says pamphlet for IDF troops

The Pope and the cardinals of the Vatican help organize tours of Auschwitz for Hezbollah members to teach them how to wipe out Jews, according to a booklet being distributed to Israel Defense Forces soldiers.

Officials encouraging the booklet's distribution include senior officers, such as Lt. Col. Tamir Shalom, the commander of the Nahshon Battalion of the Kfir Brigade.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Unflipping believable.

This demonization of Arabs, wrapped around the "big lie" technique, is something you'd expect from the old USSR's playbook.

This is almost an incitement and an encouragement for every member of the IDF to go out and kill every Arab they can find, with the justification that "God wills it!"

Is this the outcome the IDF is hoping to achieve here?!?

Jul 19 09:09


Just a year and a few days after Israeli Military personnel beat, almost to death, Mohammed Omer on his return to Gaza, another beating took place. This time, also to a journalist involved in one of the Humanitarian Convoys bringing aid to the people living there.

Jul 19 09:09


Israel’s plan to annex the whole of Jerusalem, part of its efforts at bolstering its international legitimacy, is being carried out without regard for legal, moral or historical considerations.

Jul 19 09:01

Netanyahu-Mitchell meeting postponed again

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's scheduled meeting with US Mideast envoy George Mitchell has been postponed at least until the end of the month.

Another meeting between the two, which was set to take place in Paris last month, was also canceled.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Looks like Mitchell and Obama are getting a taste of things to come from "my way...or the highway" Netanyahu.

Of course, Mitchell and Obama will never consider stopping military or financial aid to Israel, no matter how deeply and publicly Netanyahu humiliates them.

They'd better hunker down, then, for lots more public insults from Netanyahu, who appears to be utterly secure that this behavior will not cost Israel one dime of US taxpayer-funded support.

Jul 19 09:01

Could we be wrong about global warming?

Could the best climate models -- the ones used to predict global warming -- all be wrong?

Maybe so, says a new study published online today in the journal Nature Geoscience. The report found that only about half of the warming that occurred during a natural climate change 55 million years ago can be explained by excess carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. What caused the remainder of the warming is a mystery.

"In a nutshell, theoretical models cannot explain what we observe in the geological record," says oceanographer Gerald Dickens, study co-author and professor of Earth Science at Rice University in Houston. "There appears to be something fundamentally wrong with the way temperature and carbon are linked in climate models."

Jul 19 08:54

Gates: US public may stop backing Afghan war

The US defense secretary has admitted that the American public will likely stop backing the war in Afghanistan a day after a top US military chief said he can not see an end to the long-fought war.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Memo to SecDef Gates: thinking Americans have already stopped backing the war in Afghanistan (if they ever really did).

This has been about two things: the "pacification" of Afghan citizens for long enough to install the pipelines throughout the country, and the protection of the opium crops, from which so many profit so handsomely.

You've got an American puppet in power, swirling in a sewer of corruption which has even included his own brother's connections to the drug trade, a government so crooked that it has to, collectively, screw its socks on in the morning, and a people infinitely less better off than when the US and NATO invaded and occupied Afghanistan.

The options are very limited. Viet Nam should have taught both US civilian and military leadership that you cannot win what is essentially a ground war from the air; apparently, that bitter lesson has yet to be learned.

We can, of course, declare victory and go home. That might free up a little money for fixing our crumbling infrastructure.

We can attempt (and this will be impossible without the reinstitution of the draft) to overwhelm the Afghans with a number of troops which will crush the Taliban.

And when the old Soviet Union couldn't do this with 500,000 pairs of combat boots on the ground, how many troops do you think, SecDef Gates, you'd actually need to get the job done; 750,000? One million?!?

Those are pretty impressive numbers. But at the current military complement of about 68,000 troops - give or take - we're just a touch over 10% of the numbers the Soviet Union had here - when they failed.

We could declare a scorched earth policy, killing every single man, woman, and child left breathing in this country, and I am certain that this has been considered under some vilely euphemistic language, such as "final emergency pacification" of the Afghan population. However, coming from the country which so obnoxiously trumpets the values of human and civil rights and democracy (while observing those values in the breach), whatever shred of respect for this country any other country might have will have been utterly destroyed.

At the end of the day, what is needed here are not more bombs, but butter; Afghans deserve the right to create their own destiny, and a working infrastructure at every level (social, political, and economic) which will give them hope for a future.

The current US and NATO military strategy is making that absolutely impossible.

Jul 19 08:52


When it comes to the First Amendment, Team Obama believes in Global Chilling.

Cass Sunstein, a Harvard Law professor who has been appointed to a shadowy post that will grant him powers that are merely mind-boggling, explicitly supports using the courts to impose a "chilling effect" on speech that might hurt someone's feelings. He thinks that the bloggers have been rampaging out of control and that new laws need to be written to corral them.

Jul 19 08:51

Now we are borrowing Russian helicopters to fight the Taliban

British frontline troops in Afghanistan are so short of helicopters and transport planes that they are being bailed out by the Russians.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1200620/Now-borrowing-Russian-...

Jul 19 08:51

Fiscal ruin of the Western world beckons

For a glimpse of what awaits Britain, Europe, and America as budget deficits spiral to war-time levels, look at what is happening to the Irish welfare state.

Jul 19 08:49

Israel to US: Go f*** yourself. We do as we please.

Jul 19 08:27

Windfalls for Bankers, Resentments for the Rest

All of these companies were beneficiaries of gargantuan government bailouts, in assorted forms and varied sums, but if they assumed they’d hear bravos for prompt paybacks and quick turnarounds, they were in for a shock. At a time when so many people are struggling with foreclosures and are either unemployed or worried about losing a job, these earnings were bound to stir up some basic questions of fairness.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The game is rigged; period, end of discussion.

Jul 19 08:21

Obama Ally Throws Cold Water On Health Care

""I have a lot of concerns as a governor," Schweitzer said from the National Governors Association meeting in Biloxi, Mississippi. "Now, let me lay this out, there are only a few states that have a budget surplus, we are one them, we have about $400 million in cold hard cash in the bank. Very few states have got that. And we got there through good fiscal management. You can't put more things on your plate than you can afford to pay for. Now what is happening in Congress right now, things that disturb us as governors, is first they are looking at the rules and one of the proposals would be that the way we are going to pay for a portion of this health care is we will turn to the states and ask them to bond, to pay for some of the health care.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is not about people who need health care actually getting healthcare.

This is about more and more taxation on an already tax-strapped population, taxed for money borrowed by this government to continue their wars without end.

At the end of the day in Congress, we don't have democrats or republicans; all we have is the War Party.

And even though we go through our kabuki-style elections every so often in this country, what we have come to in recent years is a new version of taxation without representation, the very issue which caused the
American colonies to rebel against the British government.

Representatives no longer represent We the People; they represent those large interests which have acquired them (through overt and covert campaign contributions and perks), and the people be damned.

Schweitzer is absolutely correct in stating that an intelligent government won't spend more than it has, something the federal government has blown by a wide margin, looking at the national deficit.

Were we not borrowing money to fund these wars without end, then perhaps we could actually fund meaningful health care reform.

But this legislation, which Obama is hoping desperately to stampede through congress without it even being read and digested by congress members, cannot logically be paid for under the current circumstances.

This appears to be just another ploy to stave off the very real possibility that the US will default on its debts before the end of this year.

Jul 19 08:20

'Biting The Rabbit'

About a week later my mother and I went to The Big Store and I pointed it out to her. She gave no indication that I could one day own that rabbit. Easter 1962 arrived and with it....the chocolate rabbit! I was ecstatic!

But when I opened the box, something did not seem right. The weight did not match the size, and when I bit into the ear the awful truth hit me like a framing hammer....the rabbit was hollow!

What I thought was a week's worth of chocolate was the equivalent of two Hershey bars! That was my first inkling that things are not always as they seem in this world and that sometimes things are misleading on purpose.

Jul 19 08:19

President Obama's Favorite Banker

I knew something was up but, I couldn't figure the connection. Now, in retrospect, it should have been obvious. JPMorgan Chase is at its core Chicago-based Bank One. In record time, Dimon weaseled his way into the Chicago's old boys network that launched Obama's presidential campaign.

Jul 19 08:18

Dismantling the Temple

The financial crisis has propelled the Federal Reserve into an excruciating political dilemma. The Fed is at the zenith of its influence, using its extraordinary powers to rescue the economy. Yet the extreme irregularity of its behavior is producing a legitimacy crisis for the central bank. The remote technocrats at the Fed who decide money and credit policy for the nation are deliberately opaque and little understood by most Americans. For the first time in generations, they are now threatened with popular rebellion.

Jul 19 08:15

Copter crash kills 16 in Afghanistan, NATO says

The helicopter was not shot down, ISAF said, adding that the exact cause of the crash was not known.

Jul 19 08:12

Health Care Reform Cannot Wait

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Actually, what Obama is saying is that the TAXES justified by the health care program cannot wait... or the US Government will default on its debt.

Jul 19 08:06

Israel rejects US demand to halt east Jerusalem project

Israel on Sunday rejected a United States demand to stop a building project in annexed east Jerusalem, in the latest dispute between the close allies over the prickly issue of Jewish settlements.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Memo to President Obama: what did I tell you, Mr. President?!?

Netanyahu has decided that his response to the request to halt this settlement is going to be to spit in your face, and tell you it's raining.

Of course, no matter how intently you're spat upon, you'll never stop sending those checks to Israel, right?!?

No matter how deeply Israel is publicly humiliating you and your administration, you'll just keep on sending those checks, and continuing to validate bad behavior on the part of the Israeli administration, right?!?

And what is wrong with this picture, Mr. President?!?


Jul 19 08:03

Russia’s Sickness: ’Anti-Americanism’

No one in Russia is buying tickets to the traveling Obama road show.

This is the road show whereupon Obama flies into a foreign country and makes a pretty speech that all two of our allowed political viewpoints will pretend to bicker over and then he flies home and US policy continues on the same as before… as this news story from the other day makes clear. So much for that "reset button."

Americans, especially liberals, line up for tickets to the Obama road show. The lines are around the block.

Outside of cocoon America, however, sales are dead.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The USA is starting to act just like Israel; act like total assholes to the rest of the world, then say there is something obviously wrong with any nation that does not love us.

Jul 19 08:01

Alex Jones The Carbon Tax Deception

Jul 19 08:00

Government Hit Squads, Minus the Hits

The real surprise is that in eight years of off-again, on-again brainstorming, planning and training, the program did not kill a single terrorist. It did not even mount an attempt, C.I.A. officials say.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"We were too busy whacking real threats like Dr. David Kelly, Deborah Jean Palfrey, and Paul Wellstone!"

Jul 19 07:58

Israel told by US to stop east Jerusalem project

Israel's ambassador in Washington Michael Oren was summoned to the State Department at the end of last week over the project, which aims to build housing units in the Sheikh Jarrah neighbourhood, the official said on condition of anonymity, confirming earlier media reports.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

At this point, if in fact there ever is a Palestinian state, with consistent Israeli encroachments on Palestinian lands, the state of Palestine won't be much larger than a postage stamp.

And this US posturing about settlements will win absolutely no concessions from Netanyahu.

The only thing Israel will understand will be when the checks, funded with your tax dollars stop until the settlements stop.

Of course, that will only happen when pigs fly.

Jul 19 07:36

Will Chromosome Y Go Bye-Bye?

Is the End of Men Imminent?
ABC News Medical Unit
July 17, 2009—
What makes a man a man? Socially, that is a complicated question. Genetically, however, it is as simple as a single Y chromosome.

But guys, that chromosome is in trouble.

In a new study, researchers say there is a dramatic loss of genes from the human Y chromosome that eventually could lead to its complete disappearance -- in the next few millennia. While the Y chromosome's degeneration has been known to geneticists and evolutionary biologists for decades, the study sheds new light on some of the evolutionary processes that may have contributed to its demise and posits that, as the degeneration continues, the Y chromosome could disappear from our genetic repertoire entirely.

Jul 19 07:35

Palestinian saved Israeli children

Palestinian child called Ahmen Chatib from Jenin was shot by Israeli soldiers in 2005. Although his father Ismeil suffered his child death he decided to donate the organs of his son. The organs were given to four children from Israel. Thanks to the courageous act of Chatib family that shows us the tolerance of the Arabs in Palestine in despite of their suffering under the Israeli occupation and crimes !

Jul 19 07:30

Government Announces Flu Pandemic PSA Propaganda Contest

Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of Health and Human Services and Bilderberg member in good standing, has announced yet another waste of taxpayer money. On the USGOVHHS YouTube channel, Sebelius “invites our talented and creative citizens to create and share your PSA about flu prevention and good health.” The videos, according to a blog post on the White House website, “can be funny, cute, dramatic, but most of all, they should help make a positive impact. HHS is organizing an expert panel to evaluate submissions and will present the best PSAs to the public so everyone can vote on their favorite submission. The winning PSA will receive $2,500 in cash and will appear on national television.”

Jul 19 07:10

John Yoo: Al Qaeda Uses Telephones But KGB Spies Don’t

Well, really, the whole thing is worth more for laughs, as Yoo desperately tries to shoot down the straw men haunting his unconscious.

Jul 19 06:57

Internal Rifts on Road to Torment

Interviews Offer More Nuanced Look At Roles of CIA Contractors, Concerns Of Officials During Interrogations

In April 2002, as the terrorism suspect known as Abu Zubaida lay in a Bangkok hospital bed, top U.S. counterterrorism officials gathered at CIA headquarters in Langley, Va., for a series of meetings on an urgent problem: how to get him to talk.

In August 2002, as the first anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks approached, officials at CIA headquarters became increasingly concerned that they were not learning enough from their detainee in Thailand. When the interrogators concluded that Abu Zubaida had no more to tell, Langley scolded them: "You've lost your spine." If Mitchell and his team eased up and then al-Qaeda attacked the United States again, agency managers warned, "it would be on the team's back," recalled the former U.S. official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss classified information.

Jul 19 06:46

Captive G.I. on Video by Taliban

WASHINGTON (AP) — The American soldier who disappeared June 30 in eastern Afghanistan, and was later confirmed to have been captured, appears on a video posted Saturday to a Web site by the Taliban, two United States defense officials said.

The soldier is shown in the 28-minute video with his head shaved and the start of a beard. He is sitting, wearing a nondescript gray outfit. When one of his captors holds the soldier’s dog tag up to the camera, the name and ID number are visible.

The soldier, whose identity the Pentagon has not yet released, says his name, age and hometown on the video. American defense officials confirmed that the man in the video is the captured soldier.

(Video at the source link).

Jul 19 06:38

Women, elderly, children and the ill among thousands in Israeli prisons

July 18, 2009
Nablus / PNN – Among the approximately 10,000 Palestinians in Israeli prisons, 360 are children. Another portion is made up of women.

The Palestinian Prisoner Society confirmed today that the occupation authorities have arrested hundreds of thousands of children, women, youth and the elderly since 1967.