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July 18, 2010

Jul 18 09:19

As BP claims success in capping well Gulf economy in ruins

If the well is successfully capped, one can be certain that the US media will drop the story, "concerned" politicians will wind down their investigations, and BP and the oil industry as a whole will go back to raking in enormous profits on reckless drilling operations.

But what will be left of the Gulf?

The region faces a social, economic, and ecological catastrophe from which it will never recover under the current political set-up, dominated by two big-business parties and a government that at every level does the bidding of the financial and corporate elite. This basic fact has been amply demonstrated by the response to the spill itself, which from the beginning took as its overriding concerns the financial preservation of BP and the demands of the oil industry.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

By definition, corporations are entities without conscience.

Therefore, it is imperative that enlightened governments have rules and practices enforced to prevent the kind of disasters, both socioeconomic, and environmental, that we have witnessed with the Gulf oil spill catastrophe.

Obama had well over a year to take care of the MMS, and did absolutely nothing until well after the crisis hit.

At the end of the day, it will ultimately you and me footing the bill for the cleanup and remediation of this mess, and the quality of that clean up will most probably be cosmetic at best.

Just ask the people living in Prince William Sound just how well they're faring in the aftermath of the Exxon Valdez oil spill disaster!

Jul 18 09:11

IHH announces more convoys to break Gaza siege

Bulent Yildirim, the head of the Turkish IHH humanitarian relief foundation, has asserted that his organization prepares for more sea and land convoys to break the unjust siege on Gaza Strip, revealing "many surprises" to come in the coming three months.

Yildirim statements were voiced during a meeting with Muslim youths from Indonesia, France, Germany, Palestine, and other countries participating in the IHH activities in Ankara.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Memo to the Israeli government: there is no way in the world that you can win the PR war here by asserting that you have the right to keep the Gazan people from having coriander, potato chips, and candy for their kids.

End the siege, and come back to your senses, otherwise the "mad dog" policy of Moshe Dayan, exhibited so clearly, during the flotilla massacre, may well come back to haunt you: the best way to deal with a mad dog is to shoot it.

Jul 18 09:02

Porn, Meth, and Oil Company Parties

Instead of just inspecting offshore oil platforms, employees of the Minerals Management Service spent time trading links to Internet porn, shaking off crystal meth buzzes, and partying on the dime of the oil companies that they were supposed to be regulating, according to a new report released Monday by the Interior Department's Inspector General. The IG's investigation of MMS' Lake Charles office, in oil-ravaged Louisiana, found "a culture where the acceptance of gifts from oil and gas companies was widespread."

Jul 18 09:02

Max Keiser on Goldman Sachs

Max Keiser tells it like it is again.



Jul 18 08:59

Does Event Honoring Israeli Spy Suggest Another Israeli Operation?

His iconic status assures that news of Pollard—any news whatsoever—emboldens Israeli-Americans committed to the Zionist geopolitical agenda. Attempts to secure his release assure hyphenated Americans that their “homeland” will stand in solidarity with them at any cost. Israeli offers of large sums of money reinforce that commitment.

Americans remain largely clueless about the espionage role played by Israeli-Americans. Few recall Jonathan Pollard. Fewer still grasp the costs that Pollard’s treason imposed in blood and treasure. Nor do Americans understand the overwhelming influence of dual-citizens both in creating and communicating the false intelligence that took the U.S. to war in the Middle East.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Israel should be grateful that Pollard wasn't executed by the US government for treason.

Jul 18 08:54

Our reign of terror, by the Israeli army

"The kid was really scared, realising we were on to him. We had a commander with us who was a bit of a fanatic. We gave the boy over to this commander, and he really beat the shit out of him ... He showed him all kinds of holes in the ground along the way, asking him: 'Is it here you want to die? Or here?' The kid goes, 'No, no!'

"Anyway, the kid was stood up, and couldn't stay standing on his own two feet. He was already crying ... And the commander continues, 'Don't pretend' and kicks him some more. And then [name withheld], who always had a hard time with such things, went in, caught the squad commander and said, 'Don't touch him any more, that's it.' The commander goes, 'You've become a leftie, what?' And he answers, 'No, I just don't want to see such things.'

Webmaster's Commentary: 

A lot of your hard-earned taxpayer dollars (sent illegally, according to the US law the Symington Amendment)goes to support IDF behaviour like this.

Jul 18 08:50

[Graph] Global Sea Ice Area

Going up

Jul 18 08:49

Cash crisis in NHS leaves patients lying on operating tables




Jul 18 08:48

Record cold in Australia

The debate is “over” and the science is “settled”, but someone forgot to tell Mother Nature

Jul 18 08:46

The U.S. Middle Class Is Being Wiped Out Here's the Stats to Prove It

The rich are getting richer and the poor are getting poorer at a staggering rate. Once upon a time, the United States had the largest and most prosperous middle class in the history of the world, but now that is changing at a blinding pace.

The reality is that no matter how smart, how strong, how educated or how hard working American workers are, they just cannot compete with people who are desperate to put in 10 to 12 hour days at less than a dollar an hour on the other side of the world. After all, what corporation in their right mind is going to pay an American worker 10 times more (plus benefits) to do the same job?

Jul 18 08:42

Reagan: " Government is the Problem"

Jul 18 08:39

US army heat-ray gun in Afghanistan

A newly-developed heat-ray gun that burns the skin but doesn't cause permanent injury is now with US troops in Afghanistan.

The Active Denial System (ADS) is a non-lethal weapon designed to disperse violent crowds and repel enemies.

Lt. Col. John Dorrian, a US military spokesperson, says the kit is now in Afghanistan but no decision has yet been made on its use.

There's been much talk about the need to keep civilian casualties in Afghanistan to a minimum. The heat-ray gun could help.

Research is continuing to make the system smaller, lighter and less expensive, says the Pentagon's Joint Non-Lethal Weapons Program.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"There's been much talk about the need to keep civilian casualties in Afghanistan to a minimum. The heat-ray gun could help."

Why, what a wonderful device this pain ray is: it could even prevent civilian deaths!

Wouldn't you just love to have one of these units used on you as you participated in a peaceful protest, because it "might prevent civilian deaths"?!?

Look for one of these devices coming to a city near you in the not too distant future, particularly if you happen to live in a densely packed urban enviornment.



Jul 18 08:36

Seize BP

YES, I support the seizure of BP's assets to provide comprehensive compensation and relief for all affected people and for cleaning up the environment.

Jul 18 08:29

Man Tries to Pay Tax With 200,000 Pennies to Protest 'Skyrocketing' Taxes

A Quebec man, fed up with his skyrocketing property taxes, carted more than 200,000 pennies down to City Hall to pay his bill. But he was denied, and asked to simply cut a cheque. ... Under the Currency Act, nobody is obliged to accept more than 25 pennies as payment for any product or service. Normand Czepial, unfortunately, was 213,600 over the limit.

Jul 18 08:26

Lebanese Christian leader warns Hezbollah chief of Israeli attack

Lebanese Christian leader and MP Michel Aoun has reportedly informed Bashar al-Assad and Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah that pending indictment of the Special Tribunal for Lebanon (STL) would be followed by an Israeli attack.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Lebanese MP Aoun, unfortunately, may have it right.

Israel is looking for an excuse - any excuse - to reinvade Lebanon, for both the water from the Litani river, and the natural gas deposits found in the Mediterranean.

Jul 18 08:25

Israeli sewage-dumping affects Palestinian villages



Jul 18 08:19

Presbyterian Peace Fellowship to partner with “Jewish-Ship-To-Gaza” 9Jul10 July 10, 2010

Jul 18 08:19

The Serious Tracking of Americans Begins

Starting on January 1st in 2012, S federal law will require coin and bullion dealers to report to the Internal Revenue Service all gold and silver coin purchases and sales greater than $600.
No that is not an error, they tacked the gold coin tracking regulations into the health bill. They are just tacking stuff on wherever they can.

As for your body, you will be required to have an “electronic health record”, by 2014. They snuck this into one of the “stimulus” bills. The electronic record will include an obesity rating. The information will be required to be on a “national exchange” with only secure access (Hah!). Why the F does your obesity rating have to be on a national exchange? This is a tip off to how micro-managed they are going to attempt to run your life.

Jul 18 08:18

CYBER ATTACKS THAT GIVE US STRENGTH

Just over a year ago, DesertPeace and What Really Happened were the targets of an attack in the Jerusalem Post itself… once again proving that we are doing a good job! These are the attacks that give us the strength to go on….

Jul 18 08:16

US & British Intel Agencies Are Working On A Fake Video To Lead To War With Iran

Fake video for an unnecessary war of aggression.

Beware the propaganda and make some noise about it. You CAN help to stop the next war.



Jul 18 08:12

SUNDAY’S END THE BLOCKADE TOON

Jul 18 08:11

UK to boost aid to Afghanistan - minister

Britain plans to increase aid to Afghanistan by as much as 40 percent, International Development Minister Andrew Mitchell said.

Jul 18 08:10

Israeli troops attack photographers in West Bank

Two Palestinian news photographers were hospitalised on Saturday after being attacked by Israeli troops during a weekly protest in the occupied West Bank, one of them said.

An AFP photographer said a soldier hit him in the face and leg with a baton and that another photographer lost his hearing after a stun grenade exploded near his head.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Welcome to "normal" in the West Bank.

Jul 18 08:08

‘The world won’t say a thing’– Netanyahu on ongoing Israeli expansion

The Washington Post, and Glenn Kessler, have picked up the story that Netanyahu said that "America is a thing that can be easily moved," back in 2001. Good to have this knowledge inside the Beltway at last.



Jul 18 08:05

Do you approve of US taxpayer money spent on building roads for Israel while America's roads crumble back to dirt and gravel?

No, America must come first.
94% (1583 votes)
Yes. Israel comes first.
6% (97 votes)
Total votes: 1680
Jul 18 08:03

Scary' growth of gangs in war zones

Being in a street gang is now forbidden for members of the U.S. armed forces. But you might not guess that if you were to visit U.S. military bases in Iraq and Afghanistan, according to soldiers who have recently served there.

Congress eventually banned members of the military from belonging to street gangs. And last November, the Defense Department added the ban to its rules.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

One has to wonder just how many gang members were - or are currently in - the US military before the ban took effect just last November.

Jul 18 07:55

The Rot from Within: Character Disorders of the Republic

In reading a number of books on the destructive manipulative behavior of people with personality disorders I became increasingly struck by how the behavior of our politicians and our nation, especially with respect to foreign policy, was so precisely described.

The lesson from this study is not just sobering, but taken alongside the invincible tide of history – the collapse of every empire – the prognosis for our nation is bleak.

Jul 18 07:55

Obama Trying to Shift Oil Spill 'Off the Front Page,' Senator Says

Louisiana Republican Sen. David Vitter on Sunday accused President Obama of trying to move the BP oil disaster "off the front page," urging the public not to forget about the spill and the cleanup just because a new well cap seems to be working.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The Well Cap is working to make it look like the problem is fixed, but it isn't. The leak has not been stopped; It has merely been moved.



Jul 18 07:55

Orwell's nightmare--big brother is here

A sampling of the major news stories today merely prove we are now living under the very tyranny about which Orwell warned and about which stalwart defenders of liberty such as Ayn Rand, Barry Goldwater, M. Stanton Evans, and Whitaker Chambers kept an ever-watchful eye.

Here are but a few troubling examples:

**The FCC and the FTC are now planning a government takeover of the news industry, complete with a tax on conservative radio and Internet websites in order to subsidize liberal media outlets that are losing revenue to the point of bankruptcy. This would effectively silence conservatives and give the mouthpieces of the Obama regime full control of the news. Does anyone care that Hitler and Stalin did the very same thing?

Jul 18 07:50

Netanyahu admits on video he deceived US to destroy Oslo accord

The contents of a secretly recorded video threaten to gravely embarrass not only Benjamin Netanyahu, the Israeli prime minister but also the US administration of Barack Obama.

Seated on a sofa in the house, he tells the family that he deceived the US president of the time, Bill Clinton, into believing he was helping implement the Oslo accords, the US-sponsored peace process between Israel and the Palestinians, by making minor withdrawals from the West Bank while actually entrenching the occupation. He boasts that he thereby destroyed the Oslo process.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

With geopolitical "friends" like this guy.........who needs enemies?!?

Jul 18 07:43

Schwarzenegger mobilizes National Guard to border

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger on Friday mobilized members of the California National Guard as part of a federal effort to deter drug trafficking and illegal immigration along the border with Mexico.

His order supports President Barack Obama's plan to have 1,200 National Guard troops assist with federal border protection, customs and immigration agents.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

If the governors of all border states stood up to the plate with similar mobilizations, perhaps the states would be able to do the job the Federal government is unwilling or unable to do.

Jul 18 07:42

ANOTHER VIDEO SHOWING OIL LEAKING FROM OCEAN FLOOR NEAR BP WELL HEAD.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Folks, ABCNNBBCBS is trying to con America into thinking that the gulf disaster is over simply because the well head is capped. This propaganda is being put out because BP wants to limit their financial losses over this mess and Obama does not want the Gulf Disaster, which he caused by not reining in the MMS during the first 400 days of his Presidency, following him into the November election.

So what all of you Rivero's Rangers need to do is to grab this and every other video on YouTube that shows oil leaking up from the floor of the ocean and email the link to your friends and families and explain to them that BP and Thad Allen capped the well to get a pretty media picture knowing there was damage to the well casing 1000 feet down and that the oil would simply leak out there instead of the top.



Jul 18 07:35

Roads to Ruin: Towns Rip Up the Pavement

Paved roads, historical emblems of American achievement, are being torn up across rural America and replaced with gravel or other rough surfaces as counties struggle with tight budgets and dwindling state and federal revenue. State money for local roads was cut in many places amid budget shortfalls.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

But your taxes go to build brand new roads for Jews only in the occupied Palestinian West Bank!

The US Government loots your lives to give to Israel! When will you recover your right to say "no?"

A founding principle of our nation is that the government rules with the consent of the governed. I do not consent to have our taxes go to build Jews-only roads in occupied Palestine while our own roads are allowed to crumble back to dirt and gravel.I rather expect that very few Americans (emphasis on 'Americans' would give their consent.

Jul 18 07:33

Major quakes Aleutians and New Guinea

Webmaster's Commentary: 

There is no truth to the rumor that the Earth is shrinking as the oil leaks out of the gulf. :)

Jul 18 07:31

Fed's volte face sends the dollar tumbling

Usually the dollar serves as a safe haven whenever the world takes fright, and there was plenty of sobering news from China and other quarters on Thursday. Not this time. The US itself has become the problem.

"The worm is turning," said David Bloom, currency chief at HSBC. "We're in a world of rotating sovereign crises. The market seems to become obsessed with one idea at a time, then violently swings towards another. People thought the euro would break-up. Now we're moving into a new phase because we're hearing alarm bells of a US double dip."

Jul 18 07:28

U.S. Risks Military Clash With China In Yellow Sea

Delayed until after the United States achieved a United Nations Security Council statement on July 9 condemning the sinking of a South Korean warship in March, Washington’s plans for naval maneuvers in the Yellow Sea near Chinese territorial waters are forging ahead.

An exact date for the war games has not yet been announced, but is expected to be formalized no later than when U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Secretary of Defense Robert Gates arrive in the South Korean capital of Seoul on July 21.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Remember; although the UN Security Council condemned the sinking of the South Korean ship, it did not assign any blame for that sinking to North Korea.

Rattling sabers is not a sound way to persuade China to get its recalcitrant client state, North Korea, back to the bargaining table.

These exercises appear to be engineered to ratchet up tensions in the region, rather than diffuse them.



Jul 18 07:22

Changing Stance, Administration Now Defends Insurance Mandate as a Tax

When Congress required most Americans to obtain health insurance or pay a penalty, Democrats denied that they were creating a new tax. But in court, the Obama administration and its allies now defend the requirement as an exercise of the government’s “power to lay and collect taxes.”

And that power, they say, is even more sweeping than the federal power to regulate interstate commerce.

Administration officials say the tax argument is a linchpin of their legal case in defense of the health care overhaul and its individual mandate, now being challenged in court by more than 20 states and several private organizations.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This alleged "health care" bill was never about health care; it was only about extracting more tax dollars out of We the People, period, end of discussion.

Jul 18 06:36

Slaying the Debt Spider

Slaying the Debt Spider

By Chris Bollyn
July 17, 2010

The webs of deception and debt are controlled by an evil spider that is seldom seen.

"There are two ways to conquer and enslave a nation. One is by the sword. The other is by debt."
- U.S. President John Adams

"Britain is the slave of an international financial bloc."
- British Prime Minister David Lloyd George, June 20, 1934

"If the American people only understood the rank injustice of our money and banking system, there would be a revolution before morning."
- U.S. President Andrew Jackson, 1829

July 17, 2010

Jul 17 22:30

Argentina cold snap (harsh even for winter)

An arctic air mass is hovering over the middle of the country, bringing frigid temperatures and leaving snow on the ground. In Cordoba, north and east of the capital, roads and homes were blanketed in white, making driving conditions trecherous, but exciting children with the rare snowfall.



Jul 17 21:25

Bishop Donald Corder: A Theory of Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) of Israel

Clear, radical and out of the zone vibrations must inspire the creativity that will be necessary to sufficiently wound the beast of Zion through BDS financial confrontations sufficient to deter their continued designs for the Nation of Palestine, ongoing genocide of its people along with their culture; and subjugation of the Arab Nations.

Jul 17 20:50

Army: Record number of suicides for June

Soldiers killed themselves at the rate of one per day in June, making it the worst month on record for Army suicides, the service said Thursday.

There were 32 confirmed or suspected suicides among soldiers in June, including 21 among active-duty troops and 11 among National Guard or Reserve forces, according to Army statistics.

Seven soldiers killed themselves while in combat in Iraq or Afghanistan in June, according to the statistics. Of the total suicides, 22 soldiers had been in combat, including 10 who had deployed two to four times.

Jul 17 18:43

Four Dead In Juarez Car Bombing

People in Juarez are recovering from a car bomb that killed four Thursday night. The victims include two federal agents, an ambulance worker and a doctor who was in the area when the bomb went off...

Jul 17 18:00

MSNBC REPORTING THAT COREXIT IS KILLING CLEAN UP WORKERS!!

Corexit is a product line of solvents primarily used as a dispersant for breaking up oil slicks. It is produced by Nalco Holding Company which is associated with BP . Corexit 9500, four times more toxic than crude oil, is one of the most poisonous dispersants ever developed, and is up to 20 times more toxic than other dispersants, and only half as effective.

When Corexit 9500, with its 2.61 ppm toxicity level, is combined with the warm waters of the Gulf much of it will transition into a gaseous state that will be absorbed into clouds, to be released as toxic rain upon all of the Eastern United States



Jul 17 17:58

GORDON DUFF: TIME TO END AMERICAN OCCUPATION OF MIDDLE EAST

Even Imaginary Enemies Can Get Tired

For the last decade, America has been shuffling its entire military, including hundreds of thousands of private contractors, in and out of the Middle East on little more than a “snipe hunt.” Time for a reality check. Iraq never attacked the US. Reports say Al Qaeda may have fewer than 30 men in Afghanistan.

The Taliban has been asking for a cease fire for months. Turkey and Brazil negotiated a nuclear deal with Iran ending any possible threat, one we strangely, very strangely ignored. “Thermo-nuclear Israel’s” continual whining and manipulation is wearing thin. America’s economy, her Army and her suffering veterans demand an end to our Bush era phony war.

Continue reading:

Jul 17 17:20

NATO: Whoring Itself To American Imperialism

Where the US claims its presence in Iraq and Afghanistan is only temporary the massive infrastructures established in these countries in the form of military bases belies this claim. They are not dispensing “Enduring Freedom” but an enduring presence and Afghanistan and Iraq are only the most recent franchises in a global network of over 700 US military bases.

Imperialism is a very expensive game and has left America the most indebted country in the world. It is fighting foreign wars with borrowed money on borrowed time. It then becomes necessary to defray the costs of this cretinous extravagance by coercing allies, namely NATO, into being the whores of US imperialism all too willing to cough up cash and lives in a sorely corrupted cause for despicable motives.

Jul 17 16:05

KBR Wins $35M Pentagon Contract Despite Criminal Probe Into Electrocution Deaths

Defense contractor KBR Inc. has been awarded a $35 million Pentagon contract involving major electrical work, even as it is under criminal investigation in the electrocution deaths of at least two U.S. soldiers in Iraq.

The announcement of the new KBR contract came just months after the Pentagon, in strongly worded correspondence obtained by The Associated Press, rejected the company's explanation of serious mistakes in Iraq and its proposed improvements. A senior Pentagon official, David J. Graff, cited the company's "continuing quality deficiencies" and said KBR executives were "not sufficiently in touch with the urgency or realities of what was actually occurring on the ground."

Jul 17 16:03

Methane Thought To Be Responsible For Mass Extinction

What caused the worst mass extinction in Earth's history 251 million years ago? An asteroid or comet colliding with Earth? A greenhouse effect? Volcanic eruptions in Siberia? Or an entirely different culprit? A Northwestern University chemical engineer believes the culprit may be an enormous explosion of methane (natural gas) erupting from the ocean depths.

Jul 17 16:03

FLASHBACK - Methane eruption blamed for mass extinction

A massive explosion of colourless, odourless natural gas erupting from the ocean depths may have caused the worst mass extinction in the Earth's history some 251 million years ago, according to U.S. geologists.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is what these bozos are messing with!

Jul 17 15:36

More Dollars to Israel as Settlements Grow

The United States will give Israel the largest "security package" ever, according to its Assistant Secretary of State Andrew Shapiro on July 16. Shapiro said the security aid package would be "the most extensive in history", elaborating that in 2010, the administration requested from Congress $2,775 billion in security assistance funding specifically for Israel. According to its own rationale, the US says this boost in money to Israel's security would help to advance the peace process with the Palestinians.



Jul 17 15:34

Robert Fisk: They're all grovelling and you can guess the reason

For that was the collective sin of Misses Nasr and Guy. What they said might have made Israel's supporters angry. And that will never do. The reality is that CNN should have told Israel's lobbyists to get lost, and the Foreign Office – which was indeed upbraided by the Israeli foreign ministry – should have asked the Israeli government when it is going to stop thieving Arab land. But as my old mate Rami Khoury put it in the Jordanian press this week, "We in the Middle East are used to this sort of racist intellectual terrorism. American and British citizens who occasionally dare to speak accurately about the Middle East and its people are still learning about the full price of the truth when Israeli interests are in the room."

Jul 17 14:55

Another Obama Lie, ConRats Robbing $400 Million From Katrina Victims To Pay For BP Gulf Oil Spill

Congress Robbing $400 Million From Katrina Victims To Pay For BP Gulf Oil Spill
Posted by Alexander Higgins - July 17, 2010 at 5:24 pm -
Yes, Federal Government has repeatedly assured the public over and over again that BP will pay for every dime of costs related to the oil spill.
But as we have seen throughout this crisis the Government has repeatedly told the public one thing and has done another.
The lip service has even been echoed by President Obama himself on several occasions.

Jul 17 13:54

Flashback: Bush Authorizes New Covert Actions Against Iran

Nothing to do with the Mosque attack, I'm sure.....

http://blogs.abcnews.com/theblotter/2007/05/bush_authorizes.html

Jul 17 13:15

Water sample "exploded” when chemist tested for oil; “Most likely” methane or Corexit

[Another] sample was a spot in Orange Beach, where again, we found kids playing. and we found our highest content of oil and petroleum. 221 parts per million. …

When Naman added an organic solvent to separate the oil from the water [collected at Dauphin Island Marina, near some boom], just like he did with all the other samples, this sample exploded right in his lab. “It was almost instantaneous. Actually, maybe one second. that’s just weird.” The result surprised even our chemist.

“We think it most likely happened, either due to the presence of methanol, or methane gas. or the presence of the dispersant, Corexit.”



Jul 17 12:41

This Is the Real Netanyahu : ‘America Won’t Get in Our Way…It’s Easily Moved’

The government of Israel is led by a man who…thinks that Washington is in his pocket and that he can pull the wool over its eyes. It should be noted that Bibi isn’t the only prime minister who boasted of such manipulation of the U.S.

Jul 17 11:20

Israel’s parliamentary mob

Uri Avnery considers the current profile of the Israeli parliament, the Knesset, which has become home to a large and growing number of vulgar fascists, racists and ignoramuses.

Jul 17 11:18

The Israeli-US love affair

Paul J. Balles views the aspects of the Israeli-US love affair that American politicians and media prefer not to talk about, from US taxpayer subsidies for illegal Jewish settlements and nuclear technology transfer to Israel, to the virtual licensing of Israeli spying on the USA itself.

Jul 17 11:07

NETANYAHU STRIPPED NAKED

In other news Meg Ryan and Dustin Hoffman decided not to attend the Jerusalem film festival after the Gaza raid and are added to the growing list of International artists boycotting the apartheid state. We must intensify the demand for total boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) against the apartheid state of Israel.

Jul 17 10:45

Gulf coast fishermen angry over oil claims ruling

Fishermen in Mississippi say they are angry that under the terms of BP's $20 billion oil spill fund, money they earn doing clean-up will be subtracted from their claim against the company.

Jul 17 10:33

FLASHBACK - Was TWA 800 Shot Down By a Military Missile?

Jul 17 10:18

The Polanski Gambit and the Old World Order.

This practice is widespread in the religions and governments around the globe. Over the last few decades a lot of evidence has surfaced which indicates beyond any reasonable doubt that there is a longstanding European operation headquartered in Belgium that extends to Portugal, Spain, France and the U.K. Certainly it, no doubt, is extant in all of the other countries but those named have been prominent in the news in recent times. Any and all investigations come up upon a wall of official resistance which has also been reported in the mainstream media.

Jul 17 10:07

Patriot Act Political Prisoner Lynne Stewart Sentenced to Ten Years in Prison

The full force of the U.S. criminal "justice" system came down on
innocent political prisoner, 30-year veteran human rights attorney
and radical political activist Lynne Stewart today, July 15, 2010.

In an obviously pre-prepared one hour and twenty minute technical
tour de force designed to give legitimacy to a reactionary ruling
Federal District Court John Koeltl, who in 2005 sentenced Stewart to
28 months in prison following her frame-up trial and jury conviction
on four counts of "conspiracy to aid and abet terrorism,"
re-sentenced Stewart to 120 months or ten years. Stewart will serve
her sentence in Danbury, Connecticut's minimum security prison.

Jul 17 09:33

Blumenauer demands that Pentagon explain KBR immunity deal

U.S. Rep. Earl Blumenauer is demanding that the Pentagon explain how war contractor Kellogg, Brown and Root may have been granted immunity from harming any soldier or civilian in Iraq.

In a sharply worded letter Wednesday, Blumenauer gave the secretary of defense five days to produce details of KBR's claims of indemnification. The details of a secret agreement have emerged in a U.S. District Court case in Portland and were reported Tuesday in The Oregonian. Blumenauer said he plans to take his concerns to colleagues on the House Armed Services Committee.

Jul 17 09:32

Hexavalent chromium case: Iraq contractor cut deal for lawsuit immunity

American taxpayers -- and not KBR-- will likely pay if the war contractor is found to have harmed Oregon Army National Guard veterans who say they were exposed to cancer-causing chemicals in Iraq. The startling details emerged in documents related to a U.S. District Court hearing Monday that illuminate the secretive world of defense contracting.

Documents show that within days of the 2003 Iraq invasion, Kellogg, Brown and Root delivered an ultimatum to the Pentagon:

Either the Army cover the potential cost of any soldier or civilian killed or harmed on a KBR project – or the defense contractor would not carry out its no-bid contract restoring Iraqi oil.

Jul 17 09:31

Obama Bumper Sticker Removal Kit

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I bought a new bumper.

Jul 17 09:17

FEELING THE LOVE IN JERUSALEM

Remember the video ‘Feeling the Hate in Jerusalem’? It was banned by YouTube for portaying too true a picture of zionism….. but you can still see it HERE.

Thankfully, what is shown there is not the norm, nor does it represent a true picture of Israelis, in fact, most in that clip were imports from the ‘Good Ole USA’.

Below you can see another side of Israeli society, ones that cares about it’s fellow citizens, ones that care about Palestinians and ones that have been fighting for Justice in East Jerusalem for over a year now……

Jul 17 09:06

Interview responses by Richard Falk to questions regarding his Annual Reports as Special Rapporteur for the occupied Palestinian Territories on behalf of UN Human Rights Council

Interviewed by C.J. Polychroniou, a freelance journalist, mainly published in Athens

CJP: Upon whose request was this report submitted and what are its main findings?

Jul 17 08:56

Congressman introduces resolution to protect citizens who videotape cops

A U.S. Congressman has introduced a resolution that would protect citizens who videotape cops in public from getting arrested on state wiretapping charges.

Edolphus Towns, a Democrat from New York, introduced the resolution on Thursday, the same day USA Today wrote a scathing editorial denouncing these types of arrests.

Jul 17 08:49

PALESTINIAN DESTRUCTION

Israeli settlement expansion continues to make a mockery of efforts to reach a solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, writes Khalid Amayreh in occupied Jerusalem

Jul 17 08:48

BOYCOTT ISRAEL ~~ BEST COMMENT OF THE WEEK

Jul 17 08:32

HOW TO MAKE YOUR OWN IPHONE APP.

You can create a native app that lives with all the other apps, and for the most part, it’s going to be a pitch-perfect imitation.

You can do this with the skill set you probably already have: HTML(5), CSS, and JavaScript.

I’ll show you how to create an offline HTML5 iPhone application. More specifically, I’ll walk you through the process of building a Tetris game.

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This is a cute little trick submitted by a reader while I was figuring out how to put fake applications and phone calls on the iPhone for this TV show... that... I... am... not... working... on... any... more...........(ahem). If you have access to your own server, you can set up a simple download that you view in Safari, then save to the main screen as a standalone app. Now, I cannot share anything I worked on for the show, but as part of my testing I re-implemented the Javascript Apollo DSKY simulator as an iPhone app, which you can install and play with by doing the following.

1. Using the Safari browser in the iPhone, go to http://whatreallyhappened.com/iPhone/index.html

You will see the simulator running in the browser.

2. Press the + button at the bottom of the screen, then on the pop-up menu, select "Add to Home Screen".

3.Press "Add" at upper right. Safari will exit and you will see the new app. The original source is available at http://sixrevisions.com/web-development/html5-iphone-app/ and if you can write HTML5 and Java, you can make your own local iPhone app to play with then the iPhone 4 drops your calls!

Jul 17 08:31

OXFORD RESEARCH GROUP PAPER IGNORES GEO-POLITICAL REALITIES AND ISRAELI-U.S. ULTERIOR MOTIVES FOR WANTING TO ATTACK IRAN.

The ORG says that an attack against Iran is unlikely to see an end to Iran’s nuclear ambitions and, indeed, may even spur them on. The problem, however, is that an attack against Iran will not be by just Israel but also the US. And the war aims is not to disarm Iran of something that it hasn’t got, as we have seen attempted before in the case of Iraq, but to bring about regime change in Iran and to eliminate Israel’s enemies in order to allow Israel to create a Greater Israel.

Jul 17 08:25

PAUL BALLES: The Israeli-US love affair

Occasionally someone asks why I often carry on about Israel and America. My response: Israel continues to break all the rules of respectable national behaviour with unabashed US support.

The only way to stop that? Have truth reach enough people about American support for Israel’s treatment of the Palestinians and using American warmongers to advance Israel’s destructive goals.

The relationship between Israel and the US becomes more disgusting every day. That’s an opinion shared by scholars and commentators who are often ignored by the mainstream media.

According to Professor Norman Finklestein, “Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu discussing their countries’ foreign relations resembles two lovers discussing their future together.”

Jul 17 08:15

VIDEO: Netanyahu Brags About How Easy It Is To Manipulate The United States

Background: Netanyahu is visiting the home of a woman who just lost her
husband, and she is being cheered by five other widows. There’s a young
boy present, and Netanyahu asks (at about 3:00) that they turn off the
camera so he can speak to them “freely”. The camera gets turned on again
in mid-conversation.

Jul 17 07:55

How Facts Backfire

Researchers discover a surprising threat to democracy: our brains.

In the end, truth will out. Won’t it?

Maybe not.

Jul 17 07:52

How's Rupert Murdoch's paywall working out at the Times of London?

My sources say that not only is nobody subscribing to the website, but subscribers to the paper itself--who have free access to the site--are not going beyond the registration page. It's an empty world.

The wider implications of this emptiness are only just starting to become clear. A Murdoch and Fleet Street veteran with whom I've been corresponding about the paywall reported to me on his recent conversation with an A-list entertainment publicist: "What was really interesting to me was that this person volunteered a blinding realization. 'Why would I get any of my clients to talk to the Times or the Sunday Times if they are behind a paywall? Who can see it? I can't even share a link and they aren't on search. It's as though their writers don't exist anymore.'"

Jul 17 07:36

Local Makers

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Website that tries to connect American small manufacturers with customers.

Jul 17 07:33

The Right To Nullify This Government

The passive approach of crossing our fingers and hoping Washington will follow the Constitution has not worked. The only surprising thing about it is that anyone could have expected it to work in the first place. It is long past time for those of us who want to confine the federal government to its constitutional limits to try something different.

Jul 17 07:12

Iran blames West over mosque attack

Iran has blamed the West and Israel for the twin suicide bombings on a mosque two days ago that killed at least 27 people and left scores wounded.

As funerals for the victims of Thursday's attack got under way, Iranian police also arrested 40 people for "creating disturbances", local media reported on Saturday.

The Jundallah (Soldiers of God) group claimed responsibility for the bombings, which targeted a Shia mosque attended by members of the elite Revolutionary Guards in the predominantly Sunni city of Zahedan in the Sistan-Baluchestan province.

Jul 17 07:12

US Funded, KSM Founded, CIA Backed Al Qaeda Group, Jundallah Blows Up a Mosque in Iran Again

Jul 17 07:08

900-year-old Song dynasty drains save Chinese city from deadly floods

A 900-year-old drainage system has saved a city in south China from severe floods that have left over one hundred people dead and a million homeless across the region.

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And THAT is how infrastructure is supposed to be done!

Jul 17 07:06

Scott Brown's Keynote Speech to AIPAC

"I was disappointed that, after the unfortunate loss of life on the sea outside Gaza, many rushed to condemn Israel before the facts of this situation became clear. Many conveniently ignored the fact that Israel is at war. Each and every day thousands of its innocent men, women and children face the threat of lethal rocket attacks out of Gaza. Some of the usual critics of Israel have used recent events to question the strong relationship between our countries. They clearly do not understand what makes these two countries special and unique sources of hope to the world.

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Scott Brown thinks that it is okay for Israel to attack a US-flagged ship in international waters.

Scott Brown thinks that it is okay for Israel to attack American peace workers in international waters.

Scott Brown thinks that it is okay for Israel to shoot and kill a 19-year old American from New York, carrying a US Passport by shooting him in the head while he lay on the deck, in international waters.

Next time Scott Brown is up for re-election, please educate him that America needs leaders that put America first, second, and third.

Jul 17 06:59

Rust Discovered On Bank Of Russia Issued 999 Gold Coins

As a consequence of this discovery, IRPS decided to "rid itself of all stocks, bought up earlier from the Central Bank on behalf of investors. Investment coins "St. George The Conqueror", as well as other gold coins of the Bank of Russia, are now excluded from the company's operations until all circumstances in the case are determined." Additional, as disclosed in the interview below for Here and Now show on TVRainRu, the Russian Central Bank would buy back the coins at a price of 9,300 rubles, despite prevailing prices for the bullion at well over 10,000.

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First the tungsten gold bars, now rust...

Is someone trying to scare small investors away from gold and back into the stock market, now that we are headed into another downturn?

Jul 17 06:48

Netanyahu In 2001: 'America Is A Thing You Can Move Very Easily'

"They asked me before the election if I'd honor [the Oslo accords]," he said. "I said I would, but ... I'm going to interpret the accords in such a way that would allow me to put an end to this galloping forward to the '67 borders. How did we do it? Nobody said what defined military zones were. Defined military zones are security zones; as far as I'm concerned, the entire Jordan Valley is a defined military zone. Go argue."

Jul 17 06:46

Life For All But Super Wealthy Will Be Hell On Earth?

In our leading article today we provide an overview of the nightmare future envisaged by a recent Rockefeller Foundation study which describes a global dictatorship tightly controlled by the world’s elite and super rich.

The Rockefeller blueprint for a new world order entitled “Scenarios for the Future of Technology and International Development,” predicts four future narratives.

One narrative in particular, “Hack Attack” outlines a scenario in which Technology is demonized as a criminal weapon prevalent in a world where civilization has all but collapsed.

Jul 17 06:45

According to Pope Benny the Rat, female priests are equal to pedophiles

Pedophilia is a sin, says the Pope, but so is any attempt to ordain female priests.

Jul 17 06:34

CNN reports well has “weak points at 9,000? and “17,000 feet” that BP is likely “watching in the seismic”

Jul 17 06:32

Another video showing what looks like oil seeping up from ocean floor near BP well.

Jul 17 06:30

Oil coming from sea floor near BP well?

Jul 17 06:29

More oil seepage frm the ocean floor around the BP well head?

Jul 17 06:24

FLASHBACK - Gulf seafloor crack leak in slow motion shows oil coming from crack

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These was leakage from the sea floor back in June.

Jul 17 06:17

What is going on, here? More oil coming up through the sea floor?

Jul 17 00:11

JEFF GATES: Another Israeli Operation?

Does Event Honoring Israeli Spy Suggest Another Israeli Operation?

Less than two weeks prior to the mass murder of September 11, 2001, the Israeli government made a $1 million grant to Israeli super-spy Jonathan Pollard. In retrospect, the facts suggest that grant may well have served as a signal to Israeli operatives inside the U.S.

On July 13, 2010, in observance of Pollard’s 9000th day of incarceration, the Jerusalem municipality dimmed the lights illuminating the Old City. This gesture of Israeli solidarity included a projection onto the darkened walls of a message urging that President Obama release their spy from prison.

Thus the concern among knowledgeable intelligence operatives that this Pollard commemoration may mean that another Israeli operation is underway.

July 16, 2010

Jul 16 23:41

Is oil leaking from the sea floor around the BP well?

Jul 16 23:33

Does Event Honoring Israeli Spy Suggest Another Israeli Operation?

As a result of Pollard’s spying, 110 C.I.A. operatives lost their lives. In addition, a reported 1,600 prime American assets were lost due to this Israeli espionage. Americans have yet to be told the true extent of this loss.

Jul 16 23:31

The Marijuana Conspiracy: The reason hemp is illegal

By Doug Yurchey - Article from The Dot Connector

They say marijuana is dangerous. Pot is not harmful to the human body or mind. Marijuana does not pose a threat to the general public. Marijuana is very much a danger to the oil companies, alcohol, tobacco industries and a large number of chemical corporations. Big businesses, with plenty of dollars and influence, have suppressed the truth from the people. The truth is, if marijuana was utilized for its vast array of commercial products, it would create an industrial atomic bomb! The super rich have conspired to spread misinformation about the plant that, if used properly, would ruin their companies.

Where did the word ‘marijuana’ come from? In the mid 1930s, the M-word was created to tarnish the good image and phenomenal history of the hemp plant – as you will read. The facts cited here, with references, are generally verifiable in the Encyclopedia Britannica which was printed on hemp paper for 150 years :

Jul 16 23:04

Gaza Freedom FLOTILLA: Love Boat or Hate Boat?

Like the physical assault on the boat, the Israeli media assault was also reckless, clumsy, malicious, and dangerous.
It is a curious thing that few people asked the Israeli government why they would release “terrorists” that they had in their custody

Jul 16 21:14

Oil Dispersants have made Giant "super skimmer" useless

Giant "super skimmer" no help with Gulf oil spill
Reuters
2 hrs 22 mins ago
The company defended the performance of its vessel and said the large quantity of dispersants poured into the water near the source of the spill made skimming difficult.
"The particular conditions present in the Macondo spill did not afford the vessel the opportunity to recover a significant amount of oil," said a statement by Bob Grantham, spokesman for TMT Offshore.
"This is due to the highly dispersed nature of the oil in the Gulf. When dispersants are used in high volume, virtually from the point that oil leaves the well, it presents real challenges for high-volume skimming," Grantham said.

Jul 16 20:50

Regulators close 8 U.S. banks with $2 billion assets

Regulators closed eight U.S.-insured banks with combined assets of $2 billion on Friday, raising the number of failed banks to 96 this year, said the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp.

Jul 16 18:05

Army reports record number of suicides for June

Soldiers killed themselves at the rate of one per day in June making it the worst month on record for Army suicides, the service said Thursday.

Jul 16 18:01

4 tips to protect you from ATM thieves

Typically, ATM thieves use two devices to capture your PIN and card data. One device sits near where you swipe your card and reads the magnetic stripe on your card with your account number.

Jul 16 17:28

BAROUD: Beyond violence and non-violence: resistance as a culture

by Ramzy Baroud

Resistance is not a band of armed men hell-bent on wreaking havoc. It is not a cell of terrorists scheming ways to detonate buildings.

True resistance is a culture.

It is a collective retort to oppression.

Jul 16 15:05

BP Paying Off Universities, Gulf Scientists To Silence Them

BP Paying Off Universities And Gulf Scientists In Mass To Hide Oil Spill Research Data From The Public
Posted by Alexander Higgins - July 16, 2010 at 3:28 pm
Perhaps even more startling is the scientists that BP isn’t paying off to keep quiet the Federal Government is.
A scientist who spoke to the Press-Register on condition of anonymity because he feared harming relationships with colleagues and government officials said he rejected a BP contract offer and was subsequently approached by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration with a research grant offer. ...Other scientists told the newspaper that colleagues who signed on with BP have since been informed by federal officials that they will lose government funding for ongoing research efforts unrelated to the spill.

Jul 16 14:56

Gaza's Electricity Crisis

Under siege for over three years, Gaza's humanitarian crisis continues unabated, Israel's bogus easing doing little to relieve it, including a serious electricity shortage, what the Gisha Legal Center for Freedom of Movement addressed in a May report titled, "Electricity Shortage in Gaza: Who Turned Out the Lights?"

Besides earlier attacks, Cast Lead severely damaged Gaza's sole power plant, putting it on the verge of collapse, exacerbated by inadequate industrial diesel supplies and the destruction of power lines supplying electricity from Israel and Egypt.

Jul 16 14:51

Israel's economic warfare still keenly felt in Gaza

Israel has received international praise for its decision to ease its crippling blockade on Gaza following the country's deadly assault on a humanitarian flotilla trying to bring desperately needed humanitarian aid to the coastal territory. But according to the UN and human rights organizations, the easing of the blockade is insufficient in meeting Gaza's needs.

"Even if the blockade is eased it remains illegal under international law as it is a collective form of punishment on a civilian population," Chris Gunness from the UN agency for Palestine refugees (UNRWA) told IPS.

Jul 16 14:41

Feds: Test results from well not as good as hoped

Allen said there are two possible reasons being debated by scientists on the project for why the pressure hasn't risen as high as desired: The reservoir that is the source of the oil could be depleting after a three-month spill, or there could be an undiscovered leak somewhere down in the well.

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Allen may be an admiral but it is clear he is no geologist. Oil reservoirs the size of Mount Everest do not deplete in just 3 months. Allen is trying to put a positive spin on the failure of the test by saying "the news is generally good", even though clearly, it is not.

Jul 16 14:34

Pressure Test Failing, Stopping Short of Target

As CBS News notes:

The federal pointman for the BP oil spill says results are short of ideal in the new cap but the oil will stay shut in for another 6 hours at least.

Retired Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen said on a Friday afternoon conference that pressure readings from the cap have not reached the level that would show there are no other leaks in the well.

Jul 16 14:34

Palestinians May Soon Have to Swear Loyalty to the Zionist Entity

The Israeli cabinet is expected to approve a series of measures on Sunday that would make it harder for Palestinians to acquire permanent residency or citizenship in the Zionist entity. The most notable would require Palestinians to declare their loyalty to "a Jewish and democratic state" before being granted Israeli citizenship.

The measures will primarily affect Palestinian men and women who marry Israeli citizens and then seek citizenship on the basis of family reunification.

Jul 16 13:29

Iran scientist: CIA offered me $50m to lie about nuclear secrets

An Iranian scientist who says he was abducted and taken to the United States by the CIA returned to Tehran yesterday to a hero's welcome and claimed that he had been pressured into lying about his country's nuclear programme.

Jul 16 12:13

BP Gulf Oil Spill Well Integrity Test Failing

BP Gulf Oil Spill Well Integrity Test Failing, 24 Hours Into Test Pressure Remains At 6,700 PSI
Posted by Alexander Higgins - July 16, 2010 at 10:00 am
As I reported yesterday an insider in the BP control room leaked to the Washington Post that the pressure inside BP’s blowout preventer had only risen to about 6700 psi.
He said that indicated that the well casing could be blown down hole although yesterday he cautioned that we needed to wait for about 24 hours to make that determination.
Fast forward to now and we are almost 24 hours into the test.
Apparently Kent Wells from BP isn’t aware that the pressure reading was leaked to the Washington Post yesterday because he just tweeted that the pressure inside the well is around 6,700 and still rising.

Jul 16 12:11

Quake Rocks DC Region This Morning

District of Columbia Earthquake History

No historical earthquake has been centered within the District of Columbia.

Ground vibrations from earthquakes in such seismic regions as the St. Lawrence River Valley, Missouri, Ohio, Virginia, and South Carolina have been felt by D.C. residents, but have caused no damage. A great earthquake which did considerable damage at Guadeloupe, West Indies, was felt in the Eastern United States, especially at Washington, D.C., in 1843.

Jul 16 11:58

Welcome to Hell: An open letter to Mr. Clint Guidry of South Louisiana

Welcome to Hell: An open letter to Mr. Clint Guidry of South Louisiana
By Pubali Ray Chaudhuri
Jul 15, 2010, 00:22
This letter is sent as a wake-up call to all the Americans who are now feeling -- and rightfully so -- shafted by a system that has already cut large swaths of devastation in the world outside the U.S. (Yes, contrary to what many Americans think, there is a world outside the U.S.)... We are surprised, for instance, that hell should have come to South Louisiana. We understand when other nations struggle with high unemployment, food riots, chronic poverty, appalling rates of child malnutrition. That’s them. Those poor, benighted, backward nations. (Underneath is the unspoken assumption: it’s their own damn fault for not managing their affairs better).

Jul 16 11:47

'Ten big media lies' about Israel

Michel Collon, a Belgian journalist and author, in his book "Israel, let's talk about it," has slammed European media over decades of "lying" to people in order to support Israel.

Collon, in his book, has recounted "10 big lies" spread by Western media in order to "justify the existence and actions of Israel", which are concisely presented below:

1. The first lie is that Israel was established in reaction to the massacre of Jews during the World War II.
This notion is completely wrong. Israel is in fact a domineering project which was approved in the First Zionist Congress in Basel, Switzerland, in 1897, when nationalist Jews decided to occupy Palestine.

Jul 16 10:48

Both Relief Well Blowout Preventers FAIL; Shear ram would not close, other testing problems

U.S. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar said in a memorandum that problems were identified “in recent weeks” with blowout preventers on BP Plc’s relief wells…

In a 29-page memo to Michael Bromwich, director of the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEMRE) dated Monday, Salazar said “performance problems” with the blowout preventers were found…

Salazar said in the memo that the discovery provided “more evidence that prior testing requirements were inadequate.” …

Transocean spokesman Guy Cantwell said in an email that the issues with the blowout preventers for the relief wells were now resolved. …

Jul 16 10:38

Rep. Markey says Congress unable to “PUBLICLY disclose” integrity of wellbore

"And, again, I wrote back there on June 23, so that we could publicly disclose what the integrity of the wellbore is, we could publicly disclose what the integrity of the geology around the wellbore, so that we could better understand. …"

Markey all but confirms that the government has knowledge of the condition of the wellbore, but is not permitted to release the information publicly.

Markey’s wrote the June 23 letter to pressure BP to publicly disclose the problems with the wellbore. This would have allowed the information to be released without Markey doing it directly.

However, the questions raised in his letter serves to inform the public about what Congress does know about the condition of the well, without directly stating the information as fact.

Jul 16 10:31

US, NATO behind Iran bombings: MP

An Iranian lawmaker slams the recent bombings in the country's southeast as a plot by Western military forces in the Middle East to spread terror on Iran's borders.

On Thursday July 15, two bomb explosions in quick succession took place outside the Zahedan Grand Mosque. At least 27 people lost their lives and more than 100 others were injured in the terrorist attack, which has been widely blamed on extremist Wahabis and Salafis trained by US intelligence in Pakistan.

Member of the Majlis National Security and Foreign Policy Commission Mohammad Karami-Rad blamed the deadly attack on American and NATO agents in the region.

"The US must be held directly responsible for this terrorist act," Mehr News Agency quoted Karami-Rad as saying on Friday.

Jul 16 09:59

Ron Paul considering 2012 presidential run; Will he match or exceed the support he received in 2008?

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The only way Ron Paul will win is if We The People take sledgehammers to those @#%ing electronic voting machines!

Jul 16 09:49

Lysenkoism

Lysenkoism is used colloquially to describe the manipulation or distortion of the scientific process as a way to reach a predetermined conclusion as dictated by an ideological bias, often related to social or political objectives[1].

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The Global Warming Cult is using politics to drive the science to support their desired agenda. But this is nothing new. It has happened before ... with lethal results!

In 1928, in the USSR there was a man named Trofim Denisovich Lysenko, a favorite of Stalin, and ultimately, a con-artist. He was as popular then in the USSR as Al Gore is in the US today.

Lysenko's prize theory, which suited Stalin's political needs at the time, was that plants and animals could inherit traits acquired from the environment in a single generation. That is, if you used cooling to trick Winter wheat seeds to germinate and grow in the Spring ( a technique already used in the US at the time) the seeds from the chilled plants would go on germinating in the Spring in perpetuity.

There was very little science in Lysenko's science, but this "revolution" suited Stalin's desire to outdo the accomplishments in genetics which had occurred under Lenin. Honor upon honor was heaped on Lysenko (just as is done with Al Gore today) and real scientists who questioned his theories were shunned, vilified, and removed from their positions (not unlike the experiences of those who question the basic beliefs of the global warming cult). The state media of the USSR proclaimed the virtues of the Lysenko method beyond all doubt and question, just as the state media of the USA proclaims the "Science is settled" regarding AGW. But Lysenko had no more real science training than Al Gore, and his theory that the environment could permanently alter the genetic structure of crops was completely wrong.

However, for political reasons, the USSR mandated that all farmers had to use the Lysenko method (just as the present government intends to force us all to use the "Al Gore Cap and Credit" method) and the result was widespread famine when during the following spring, the second generation wheat refused to germinate.

This illustrates the problems which can result when the government thinks it understands science, or that science can be subordinated to political agenda.

Jul 16 09:39

The New McCarthyism

Today we are seeing once again the heavy hand of the war profiteers trying to reshape the film industry into a tool to propagandize the public into a high war-fever such that they will gladly trade their own blood for gold to line the pockets of the defense establishment. And those individuals who have the courage to speak out are attacked, and once again they are smeared to silence them. In the 1940s it was "Communist", today it is "Anti-Semite", but aside from the particular label used, the methods, goals, and morality are little changed from the days of Joseph McCarthy.

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Time for a relink what with all the "You're a JEW-HATER" emails I am getting these days.

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Jul 16 09:37

HARDtalk with Kenneth O'Keefe on Flotilla attack

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With all due respect to the hostess, the body count is eight dead Turkish aid workers and one American, a 19 year old born in New York and carrying a US passport.
Jul 16 09:30

Consumer Metrics Institute: If things continue, in about 20 days the 2010 slowdown will be more severe on a day-to-day basis than the 2008 'Great Recession'

On July 6th we reported that the nearly relentless decline in our 'Daily Growth Index' had leveled off, but cautioned that the index should be viewed from a longer perspective. Since then the decline has resumed:

Jul 16 09:27

THE BOYCOTT IS WORKING! ….. SETTLERS ARE WORRIED

Israeli settler and industrialist Avi Elkayam, 35, has no patience with the Palestinian boycott of settlement products. “It’s economic terrorism,” he shouts shaking his fist.

The months-old campaign has had a limited financial impact so far but it has a catastrophic potential, he says.

Jul 16 09:26

GAZA ~~ ANYTHING BUT FREEDOM

According to the FM’s plan, Gaza – with European assistance – will become an entirely independent entity. In this way, Lieberman believes, the world will finally recognize the end of the Israeli occupation there.

In other words, the proposal is to have the European Union become the official occupiers.

Jul 16 09:25

ISRAEL PAVING THE WAY TO A ‘ONE STATE SOLUTION’ (WITHOUT PALESTINIANS)

The cabinet is expected to approve a series of measures on Sunday that would make it harder for Palestinians to acquire permanent residency or citizenship in Israel. The most notable would require Palestinians to declare their loyalty to “a Jewish and democratic state” before being granted Israeli citizenship.

Jul 16 09:23

Justice Department withheld evidence from 9/11 panel

A U.S. congressman from Virginia charges the Justice Department withheld from Congress and the Sept. 11 Commission key documents concerning the investigation of a fugitive al-Qaida cleric at the heart of the Sept. 11, 2001, plot and other terrorism.

Rep. Frank Wolf, R-Va., has called on the White House to re-impanel the Sept. 11 Commission to investigate the FBI's post–Sept. 11 probe of Anwar Awlaki, an American-born imam who met privately with some of the Sept. 11 hijackers before fleeing the country and inspiring other terrorists, including the Fort Hood attacker.

Jul 16 09:10

U.S. agency investigating alleged Israeli attempt to buy goods illicitly

An U.S. watchdog agency, the Bureau of Industry and Security, is investigating a firm there and its Belgian affiliate for attempting to purchase products requiring special export licenses for Israel and other countries. The firm, Teleogy, has admitted to being involved in such activities, but official Israeli sources refused to comment on the matter.

Jul 16 09:09

BP caps leaking well, but industry experts say it may not be a permanent fix

BP is now conducting integrity tests for up to 48 hours in order to determine whether or not there are additional leaks in the well bore deep beneath the seabed or in other areas of the ocean floor.

As early as May 31, after the top kill procedure failed, a BP official admitted to the Washington Post that "We discovered things that were broken in the sub-surface." He said that mud was making it "out to the side, into the formation." The official said he could not describe what was damaged in the well.

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This "capping" does not make any sense at all.

Adding this information to that below, we have breaks or weak spots in the well at 1000 feet, 7000 feet, and 190000 feet below the ocean floor. BP has already admitted there is a leak because that is where the drilling mud went durng the failed Top Kill operation.

So how can we be seeing building pressure in a well pipe BP has already admitted has at least one major hole in it?

None of this "Capping" is making any sense at all.

Jul 16 09:00

Boycott the Knesset

I hereby call for a boycott of the Knesset.

A bill proposed by coalition chairman Ze'ev Elkin (Likud ) and the chairwoman of the Kadima faction, Dalia Itzik, together with MK Aryeh Eldad of the National Union, would punish any Israeli calling for a boycott of any Israeli individual or institution, whether in Israel or in the territories. The fine is NIS 30,000, plus any damages that can be proven. The bill passed its preliminary reading on Wednesday.

Jul 16 08:58

Sharron Angle: Rape, Incest Part of God's Plan -- Opposes Abortion No Matter What

The Nevada GOP nominee for Senate thinks abortion should not be allowed even in cases of rape and incest.

Jul 16 08:54

An Attack on Iran: Back on the Table

"Another war in the Middle East is the last thing we need," Secretary of Defense Robert Gates wrote in 2008. It would be "disastrous on a number of levels."

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But Israel says we Thus is shall be done!" -- Official White Horse Souse

Jul 16 08:52

Greenspan: Congress Should Let Bush's Tax Cuts Lapse

Congress should let the George W. Bush-era tax cuts of 2001 and 2003 expire to help trim the mushrooming budget deficit, former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan says.

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What we really should do is quit all these costly wars, board up the Pentagon, stop payment on those checks to Israel, and cut taxes for the American people.

Jul 16 08:46

The Bovine Excrement meter just exploded on this one.

Jul 16 08:44

Pushing on a String … Again?

In the wake of the latest batch of “double-dip” chatter, the market’s attention is shifting back to the Federal Reserve. Investors are asking a simple question:

“What, if anything, will the Fed do if the economy craps out again?”

Before I give my answer to that question, I’m inclined to ask a different one:

“Who cares?”

Jul 16 08:42

Remember yesterday when Obama said the new financial reform bill would curb derivatives?

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It does ... in 2022!

Jul 16 08:41

Awlaki American Terrorist - Working for the FBI?? Fox News Notes

Was Anwar Awlaki yet another FBI informant? Did we let him go because he was working for us?

Jul 16 08:28

Gun Sales Expected to Shoot Up: A Good Thing for American Liberty

The money is drying up - and the public is waking up. Nobody wants a police state - and these gun sales tell me nobody is going to tolerate one either. It also demonstrates that the public IS willing to take responsibility for their own protection. A much cheaper alternative to "safety" than hired thugs with assault weapons and Tasers.

Jul 16 08:25

Census Director Admits 'We May Have Duplicates'

U.S. Census Bureau Director Dr. Robert Groves told CNSNews.com on Wednesday that the Census has “no way, unfortunately, of knowing whether or not homeless individuals were counted twice,” and added, “we may have duplicates.”

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So, after all the intrusive questions, the strangers coming to our doors, the threats of dire consequences if we refused to answer the census, and now we find out the results are unreliable.

Jul 16 08:23

Psychopaths in the Gulf

We have not learned what to do about the world's psychopaths so we will see our civilization ripped asunder. Psychopaths and sociopaths have little choice but to hurt others as well as the environment because it is in their very nature to do so. These vicious individuals and the institutions they manage are at war with the peoples of the world and there is little defense against them. The very nature of our civilization encourages these people to seek the pinnacles of power and they certainly found just that inside the oil companies.

Jul 16 08:23

Why Israel is so unpopular

... All the Islamic countries are afraid of Israel, and for good reason - because this country is much stronger than all of them put together. We do things to the Palestinians, to Syria, to Lebanon and, reportedly, to Iran that we would never let anyone do to us in a million years - and they can't stop us. They are extremely reluctant to even try; our military power deters them.

So what more do we want from our enemies before we'll stop screwing with them? Love? Recognition of the justice of the Zionist cause? An admission that they were wrong all these years and we were right?

Jul 16 08:21

FLASHBACK - Sen. Bill Nelson: Reports of oil seeping up from seabed, well casing may be pierced.

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At 2:30

Jul 16 08:18

FLASHBACK - BP Official Admits Damage To Gulf Oil ‘Well Casing’ Below Seabed

On June 7th, Senator Bill Nelson told MSNBC that he’s investigating reports of oil seeping up from additional leak points on the seafloor: Senator Bill Nelson (D-FL): Andrea we’re looking into something new right now, that there’s reports of oil that’s seeping up from the seabed… which would indicate, if that’s true, that the well casing itself is actually pierced… underneath the seabed. So, you know, the problems could be just enormous with what we’re facing.

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Capping that pipe may make BP look good right now and help Obama put the Gulf Disaster behind him ahead of the November Elections, but they may be setting the gulf up for an even worse disaster by creating a huge pressurized pool of oil only 1000 feet below the sea floor.

One more thing. By capping the well at the top, the pressure inside the bore is increasing, up to the 8000 PSI being touted as a sign of success. That means that the two relief wells are going to be drilling into much greater pressure and will have to overcome that increased pressure in order to pump in the drilling mud and cement. The likelihood of success for the relief wells is decreased by this capping procedure.

None of this "Capping" is making any sense at all.

Jul 16 08:07

Why Do The Rich Default on Their Mortgages? Because In California and Arizona, They Can

"If you default, your credit score will take a hit," advises Jane Bryant Quinn on CBS MoneyWatch. "But as long as you pay all your bills on time, both before and after the default, your walk-away will become less important after a couple of years." No one is counting on a strong recovery of home prices any time soon. Even during normal times, real estate markets go through multi-year cycles. The value of a typical home purchased in Los Angeles in 1990 fell by 25% within five years; by 2000, the cumulative home price appreciation after a decade was exactly zero.

Jul 16 08:05

Gilad Atzmon: British Jews Support Israeli War Crimes

The Jewish community in Britain seems to be over the moon. A survey that was published a few days ago suggests that British Jews are nothing but ‘peace lovers’. The Guardian was also quick to report that 77% of “British Jews favour a 'two-state solution' in Israel”.

In practice, this actually means that at least 77% of British Jews believe that millions of dispossessed Palestinians should continue to dwell in refugee camps and never be allowed to their homes, cities, and villages. I am actually far from impressed with British Jewry’s inclination towards peace.

Jul 16 08:02

Obama's recovery chief thinks Recovery.gov is a 'great success,' says data errors aren't important

Titled "Looking at the big picture on the Recovery Act," DeSeve claims all those "mistakes," like the thousands of jobs created in congressional districts that don't exist or counting raises as jobs created by stimulus funding, "are relatively few and don't change the fundamental conclusions one can draw from the data."

DeSeve might as well have said "nothing to look at here, folks, now move along." Or perhaps "hey, it's close enough for government work, so what's the problem?"

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Al Gore is going to hire this bozo.

Jul 16 08:01

Consumer Prices Drop, Sentiment Turns Sour

Consumer prices fell for a third straight month in June while consumer sentiment tumbled to an 11-month low in July, underscoring the soft nature of the economic recovery.

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Actually, what it underscores is that there is no recovery outside the campaign rhetoric and media propaganda.

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