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August 17, 2010

Aug 17 09:33

Gallup: Disapproval of Obama Hits All-Time High

The percentage of Americans disapproving of how President Obama does his job hit an all-time high Monday, with half of all voters surveyed by the Gallup poll saying they disapprove.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

For propaganda to work, it must be believable and the claim that half of Americans approve of Obama is just flat out fantasyland here.

Aug 17 09:31

Walt Disney Cartoon - Hitler's Children Education For Death

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Neither Disney nor the US Government want you to see how blatant the war propaganda was back then, probably because they want to use the same sort of tricks for the next world war. The irony here is that the US Government stiffed Disney for the money for these propaganda films, but since Disney was so embarrassed over them, he decided not to make a public stink about it.

Aug 17 09:26

In Hollywood, Obama plays pitchman

His appearance at the home of John Wells, executive producer of television shows such as "The West Wing" and "ER," showed Obama tailoring his message to his audience, which was expected to include co-hosts Barbra Streisand and Steven Spielberg among other entertainment industry liberals.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So ... my departure from Hawaii Five-0 may have had nothing to do with my actual job performance?!?!?!     :)

Aug 17 09:25

Venezuela ready to sell petrol to Iran

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The US sanctions have accomplished nothing at all other than to sever American businesses from Iranian raw materials and markets, harming our economy further. But the sanctions did please Israel and I guess that is what matters most to the bozos in DC.

Aug 17 09:23


Yesterday I posted an essay about those who oppose the mosque as being the real threat….

Proving the above to be correct, psycho gal from the Jerusalem Post added her voice to the opposition…. making the mosque issue an Israeli one, and once again proving that she is in desperate need of psychiatric help….

Webmaster's Commentary: 

See The Five Dancing Israelis
Arrested On 9-11

Does anyone dare suggest that a synagogue be banned from New York? Then leave the Mosque be.

Aug 17 09:20


Three years after the cold blooded murder of the gorgeous young girl pictured below, the court finally ruled her death ‘totally unjustifiable… as if other murders are?

Aug 17 09:19

Facebook scandal escalates as group posts new photos

An Israeli human rights group has released pictures of Israeli soldiers and border guards alongside blindfolded and handcuffed Palestinian detainees -- some of them dead.

Breaking the Silence set up a group on Facebook entitled "the norm denied by Avi Benayahu," an Israeli military spokesman who described the recent release of photographs by an ex-soldier next to detainees as exceptional.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

A new Abu Ghraib scandal?

Aug 17 09:13

Gates: Iraq occupation could go on, if we’re asked to stay

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"And we will be asked to stay after we ... ummm... I mean, 'Al Qaeda' blow up enough schools and hospitals!" -- Official White Horse Souse

Aug 17 09:10

Wal-Mart Quietly Raises Prices

Wal-Mart Stores (WMT), which for years has touted its prowess at lowering prices, has been doing the opposite as it tries to bolster its bottom line amid stagnating sales.

Some Prices Hiked Over 60%

Aug 17 09:07

The Man With The Israeli Accent–USS LIBERTY Survivor’s Life Threatened by Mossad on American Soil While Uncle Sam Yawns

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The comments posted to the article are interesting/

Aug 17 09:05

Family of woman(92 yrs old - Atlanta) killed in botched drug raid to receive $4.9 million

The city of Atlanta will pay $4.9 million to the family of Kathryn Johnston, a 92-year-old woman killed in a botched November 2006 drug raid, Mayor Kasim Reed's office announced Monday.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Actually, the TAXPAYERS of Atlanta will fork over the $4.9 million. Don't expect to see the city officials passing a hat and dipping into their own pockets for this payout.

Aug 17 09:00

Secret terrorist tapes of 9/11 plotter Ramzi Binalshibh found under CIA desk

Recordings of a 9/11 plotter being interrogated in a secret overseas prison were discovered under a desk by the CIA— even though the government told the Justice Department twice that such tapes did not exist.

According to The Associated Press, the recordings—two video and one audio—show Ramzi Binalshibh being questioned in a jail in Rabat, Morocco in 2002.

In 2005, the CIA destroyed 92 recordings of Al Qaeda members Abu Zubaydah and Abd al Nashiri when they were being waterboarded, according to U.S. officials who did not want to be identified because the tapes were supposed to remain top secret. They thought all the footage was wiped out.

Aug 17 09:00

One thousand in Britain, Ireland are children of priests

It has been estimated that at least 1,000 people in Britain and Ireland are the children of Roman Catholic priests according to the Guardian Newspaper.

The issue of celibacy in the church will come up during the pope’s visit to Britain says the Guardian who quotes the children of priests saying that it must be addressed.

Aug 17 08:57

Irish graduates protest lack of employment

The union body representing Irish students in Ireland (USI) staged a protest against the lack of action by Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Innovation, Batt O’Keeffe, in dealing with the mass numbers of graduates out of work in the country.

Aug 17 08:56

United Against Paintings

Some British Jews are desperate to stop the truth about the Jewish state being spread around. The Jewish Chronicle reported today that Jewish “Community leaders are battling to stop an exhibition of paintings by children from Gaza being shown in schools in the North of England.”

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Aug 17 08:45

'Osama probably buried in Pak mountains'

The top American General said, "I don't think anyone knows where Osama bin Laden is. The fact that it took him four weeks to get a congratulatory message out, or a message of condolence in, say, in the course of the last year or so when we've seen these, indicates, literally, how far buried he is probably in the very, very most remote and mountainous regions".

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Emphasis on "buried."

Aug 17 08:39

Top Climate Scientists Speak out on the Satellitegate Scandal

US Government admits global warming satellite sensors “degraded” - temperatures may be out by 10-15 degrees. Now five satellites in controversy. Top scientists speak out.

Aug 17 08:31

Zionists Boast: "Our Internet Warfare Squad Controls The Web"

The Zionist state is accelerating its Hasbara campaign, by forming “Internet Warfare Squads”, their sole remit: to post pro-Israel responses on websites worldwide. This assault on free speech and effectively muzzling any criticism of Israel is a tool which will be used in the public relations war, the Zionist thought police are only a click away.

Aug 17 08:27

A reminder that Israel PAYS people to post pro-Israel propaganda on the internet!

Aug 17 07:03

The American Empire is Done!

Max Keiser: The American Empire is Done

Aug 17 06:51

Max Keiser on economics, israel boycott

Usual great stuff from Stacy and Max. Second half gives great information about Israel boycott.

Aug 17 06:49

A Permanent Housing Collapse?

Adequate housing is a basic human right. But often basic rights take a back seat to corporate profits.

Sometimes these basic rights must be demanded. The right to decent housing, a job that pays a living wage, health care, and peace could all be easily achieved in the United States if the economy were arranged with this purpose in mind. Sadly, it is not. It will take a mass movement of working people to re-arrange the priorities of those in power, or to put different people in power, so that the country’s resources are directed to those creating the wealth, or in the most need of it.

Aug 17 06:42

'Israel has 8 days to strike Iran'

Former US envoy to the UN John Bolton said Monday that if Israel wants to prevent Iran from acquiring a working nuclear plant, then a military strike must be launched against the Bushehr nuclear power facility within the next eight days. The comments were made in an interview with the Fox Business Network.

Russia, who is supplying the uranium fuel for the plant, announced last week that they will begin loading the Bushehr reactor on August 21.

Aug 17 06:39

Not All Were Destroyed: CIA Torture Tapes Discovered

WASHINGTON - The CIA has tapes of 9/11 plotter Ramzi Binalshibh being interrogated in a secret overseas prison. Discovered under a desk, the recordings could provide an unparalleled look at how foreign governments aided the U.S. in holding and questioning suspected terrorists.

The two videotapes and one audiotape are believed to be the only remaining recordings made within the clandestine prison system.

Aug 17 06:38

Victims of Chernobyl disaster

Aug 17 06:37

More than half of Britain's wind farms have been built where there is not enough wind

Experts say that over-generous subsidies mean hundreds of turbines are going up on sites that are simply not breezy enough.

Britain’s most feeble wind farm is in Blyth Harbour in Northumberland, where the nine turbines lining the East Pier reach a meagre 4.9 per cent of their capacity.

Another at Chelker reservoir in North Yorkshire operates at only 5.3 per cent of its potential, the analysis of 2009 figures provided by energy regulator Ofgem found.

Aug 17 06:36

Green taxes could treble by 2020, costing taxpayers more than £16billion a year

Taxes to pay for contentious climate change policies are set to treble over the next decade, soaring to more than £16billion a year.

The hike is the equivalent of 4p on the current rate of income tax, a report from think tank Policy Exchange claimed.

By 2020 the tax take from green levies will be roughly equivalent to total public spending in England on both the police and fire services, the figures show.

Householders will pay £4.3billion in taxes on their energy bills by 2015 – more than double the £2billion they will pay this year. This will soar to £6.4billion by 2020, or around £280 for every household.

Aug 17 06:33

Legalise heroin and cocaine to cut crime and improve health, top doctor says

Personal drug use should be legalised to cut crime and improve health, a top doctor has said.

Professor Sir Ian Gilmore, the outgoing president of the Royal College of Physicians, suggested that relaxing the law on possessing substances such as heroin, cocaine and cannabis would not increase the number of addicts.

This could save vast amounts of taxpayers' money, he suggests.

Aug 17 06:29

New Zealand’s NIWA sued over climate data adjustments

The country’s state-owned weather and atmospheric research body is being taken to court in a challenge over the accuracy of its data used to calculate global warming.

The New Zealand Climate Science Coalition said it had lodged papers with the High Court asking the court to invalidate the official temperatures record of the National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (Niwa).

Aug 17 05:10

All not well in tilt-rotor land as USMC's V-22 Ospreys turn into another MIC boondogle.

Unfortunately, the media lacks experts who understand how corrupt the weapons' procurement process has become. Reporters are happy to submit news releases from Bell-Boeing as news reports, and quote lies as facts. Those that refuse are reassigned by editors after a deluge of complaints from Marine Generals. As a result, G2mil produced a dozen articles over the years about this scandal. These are posted here along with the few insightful reports and news stories.

Aug 17 03:10

The Ecstasy of Empire

If the wars are not immediately stopped and the jobs brought back to America, the US is relegated to the trash bin of history.

Obviously, the corporations and Wall Street would use their financial power and campaign contributions to block any legislation that would reduce short-term earnings and bonuses by bringing jobs back to America. Americans have no greater enemies than Wall Street and the corporations and their prostitutes in Congress and the White House.

The neocons allied with Israel, who control both parties and much of the media, are strung out on the ecstasy of Empire.

Aug 17 02:13

Abkhazia, Georgia, and the Crisis of August 2008: Roots and Lessons

This is an absolute eye-opening MUST READ for anyone who professes to know what this issue is all about. It's quite long, but well worth a few minutes of your time.

The author, George Hewitt, is Professor of Caucasian Languages at London University and has been a Fellow of the British Academy since 1997. Since 1989 he has written widely about the Georgian–Abkhazian conflict.

August 16, 2010

Aug 16 23:03

France urged to repay Haiti billions paid for its independence

A group of international academics and authors has written to Nicolas Sarkozy calling on France to reimburse the crushing "independence debt" it imposed on Haiti nearly 200 years ago.

Aug 16 21:47

Gulf oil traces spread east on sea floor, researchers say

Oil from the Deepwater Horizon spill may have settled to the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico further east than previously suspected and at levels toxic to marine life, researchers reported Monday.

Initial findings from a new survey of the Gulf conclude that dispersants may have sent the oil to the ocean floor, where it has turned up at the bottom of an undersea canyon within 40 miles of the Florida Panhandle. Plankton and other organisms showed a "strong toxic response" to the crude, according to researchers from the University of South Florida.

Aug 16 21:41

It was never suicide, says Dr Kelly's cousin as family finally breaks silence

A close relative of Dr David Kelly broke the family's silence yesterday to voice fears that he was murdered.

Aug 16 21:40

Former TSA supervisor admits stealing luggage

A former supervisor for the federal Transportation Security Administration has pleaded guilty to stealing $20,000 worth of jewelry and other items from checked luggage at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I would feel safer flying with Osama Bin Laden (if he were still alive)

Aug 16 21:37

Ga. scientists: Gulf oil not gone, 80 pct remains

Georgia scientists say their analysis shows that most of that BP oil the government said was gone from the Gulf of Mexico is still there.

Earlier this month federal scientists said that only about a quarter of the oil remained and the rest was either removed, dissolved or dispersed.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

White House: 75 percent of spilled Gulf oil gone

Obama lied. The gulf died. The fishermen cried.

Aug 16 21:34

Israel to refuse to stop building settlements

Israel is to reject demands to halt the construction of new settlements, in a move likely to complicate the resumption of direct peace talks.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Which is precisely why they did it!

Aug 16 20:32

Junk food-addicted rats chose to starve themselves rather than eat healthy food

A diet including unlimited amounts of junk food can cause rats to become so addicted to the unhealthy diet that they will starve themselves rather than go back to eating healthy food, researchers have discovered.

Aug 16 19:44

How do you solve a problem like Syria?

By Samira Quraishy

As Russia prepares to deliver fuel for Iran’s nuclear reactors, it is worth casting a reviewer’s eye over the potential for further conflict in the Middle East. In one corner we have the Zionist state of Israel and its somewhat reluctant – although faithful-ally, the United States. In the other corner we have Iran, Lebanon and Syria and their various proxies.

Aug 16 19:40

Economic Hitmen by John Perkins

An animated interview of John Perkins, author of ‘HoodWinked’ and ‘Confessions Of An Economic Hitman’

John Perkins has seen the signs of today’s economic meltdown before.
The subprime mortgage fiascos, the banking industry collapse, the rising tide of unemployment, the shuttering of small businesses across the landscape are all too familiar symptoms of a far greater disease.



Aug 16 19:33



It’s 2010 and a few members of congress have noted that we have a corruption problem in Afghanistan. Over a period of 9 years. $2.4 trillion dollars has been stolen with a dozen enquiries, dozens of reports, audits, all saying the same thing. The “war on terror” was more “pickpocketing” and not so much “Osama bin Waldo.” It’s 2010 and reports are trickling in that, just maybe, terrorist mastermind Osama has been dead for years and years. More reports tell us, finally, that he never ran a terror organization at all. For years, all those threats from a dead man. What a pack of fools we are.

Aug 16 19:28

Bin Laden is Dead; Long Live “Bin Laden”

By Maidhc Ó Cathail
Who’s keeping the terror myth alive?

In the trigger-happy post-9/11 world, the favoured way to instigate a war is to demand that the designated “evildoer” prove a negative.

Iraq was invaded because it couldn’t prove that it didn’t have WMDs. Iran is under constant threat of attack unless it can demonstrate that it’s not seeking nuclear weapons. And now Pakistan is being chastised for allegedly harbouring Osama bin Laden—who in all probability has been dead and buried for eight years.

Aug 16 16:44

Israel Places Order For 20 F-35s; U.S. Picks Up The Tab

Israeli defense minister Ehud Barak approved an order for 20 F-35 Joint Strike Fighters in a deal valued at around $2.75 billion, according to Haaretz. The Israeli Air Force expects to take delivery of the first aircraft in 2015. The article quotes Barak saying the F-35 costs $96 million a copy. The entire deal will be funded by American military aid.

Aug 16 16:10

Judge orders release of Guantanamo detainee

U.S. District Judge Henry Kennedy says the Obama administration has failed to show that the Yemeni man was part of al-Qaida or an associated force.

Aug 16 16:01

“Purple looking jelly stuff, three feet thick, floating all over, as wide as a football field” says former BP cleanup worker

Mark Stewart, a third generation fisherman from Ocean Springs, Mississippi, and BP vessel of opportunity worker, reports “purple looking jelly stuff, three feet thick, floating all over, as wide as a football field and tar balls as big as a car.”

Aug 16 15:18

dead fish all over the east coast, lack of oxygen from gulf disaster

Aug 16 15:05

Gulf fishermen: oil tainted our waters, our trust

Some U.S. Gulf Coast fishermen say they have caught crabs with black-stained gills and others report seeing fish and marine life gathering strangely on the sea surface following the massive BP Plc oil spill.

They fear these abnormalities could point to a lasting and potentially devastating impact on their fishing grounds and livelihoods from the world's worst offshore oil accident, and they say BP and the government may be downplaying the issue.

Aug 16 14:38

The Maxine Waters Investigation: What is Iran Doing in this Picture?

The timing of an investigation by the House Ethics Committee, which on August 2, 2010 formally brought a case against Congresswoman Maxine Waters, one of America's most enduring liberal and fierce Anti War politicians, and the WikiLeaks of tens of thousands of Army documents related to the war in Afghanistan may be connected.

Speculation by bloggers, including John Young of Cryptome.com, and an expose at The Intel Hub that the WikiLeaks is part of a disinformation operation, and that the documents themselves could even be fake, should put every left leaning American on Yellow alert.

Aug 16 13:41

Uncovering the Lies That Are Sinking the Oil

Two days after Walker's announcement and in response to claims from state and federal officials that Gulf Coast waters are safe and clean, fishermen took their own samples from the waters off of Pass Christian in Mississippi.

The samples were taken in water that is now open for shrimping, as well as from waters directly over Mississippi's oyster bed, that will likely open in September for fishing.

Commercial fisherman James "Catfish" Miller, took fishermen Danny Ross Jr. and Mark Stewart, along with scientist Dr. Ed Cake of Gulf Environmental Associates and others out and they found the fishing grounds to be contaminated with oil and dispersants.

Aug 16 13:14

Fisherman and Families know Gulf Seafood is unsafe, DEMAND Dispersants stop being sprayed!

“Fishermen do not want to lose our credibility or deliver contaminated seafood to market and make people sick.” – Kathy Birren

“While President Obama and state officials claim that the Gulf is ‘open for business,’ these fishermen say the spraying of dispersants in the Gulf of Mexico is ongoing and they’re concerned that seafood pulled from impacted waters is unsafe for eating.”

Aug 16 13:09

'floornado' Ocean Intervention ROV 2

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The release of methane seems to be increasing.

Aug 16 13:03

Why Warming Is Falsely Reported When World Is Cooling

Obsession with finding human causes means they ignore what we know about natural mechanisms. Failure to include natural mechanisms is complicated by lack of knowledge or understanding of weather and climate mechanisms by most involved in the politics of climate science.

Aug 16 13:00

Legal verdict: Manmade global warming science doesn’t withstand scrutiny

A cross examination of global warming science conducted by the University of Pennsylvania’s Institute for Law and Economics has concluded that virtually every claim advanced by global warming proponents fails to stand up to scrutiny.

The cross-examination, carried out by Jason Scott Johnston, Professor and Director of the Program on Law, Environment and Economy at the University of Pennsylvania Law School, found that “on virtually every major issue in climate change science, the [reports of the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change] and other summarizing work by leading climate establishment scientists have adopted various rhetorical strategies that seem to systematically conceal or minimize what appear to be fundamental scientific uncertainties or even disagreements.”

Aug 16 12:59

Top Climate Scientists Speak out on the Satellitegate Scandal

US Government admits global warming satellite sensors “degraded” - temperatures may be out by 10-15 degrees. Now five satellites in controversy. Top scientists speak out.

Aug 16 12:50

EVACUATE NOW!: Russia's Radioactivity Unleashed

EVACUATE NOW!: This is Not a Drill
August 15, 2010 posted by Bob Nichols
REUTERS / Denis Sinyakov - Forest fires hit areas remaining radioactive since the Chernobyl disaster in 1986.
Thousands of forest fires are burning all over Russia. More importantly, the nuclear weapons factories and reactors around Mayak and the former Soviet Union’s Uranium Project are going up in smoke. The smoke is toxic and radioactive in every possible sense of the words.
As of 8/15/2010 all personnel in Russia and the European Union are advised to evacuate immediately. I repeat. This is not a drill. If you can’t leave, get your kids out. It may be too late already.

Aug 16 12:50

Porno for Pessimists

I don’t need to remind you that—little more than a month after Lindgren and Harris mocked Celente’s wacky conspiracy theories—“Tea (Taxed Enough Already?) Party” protests began to pop up all across the nation to revolt against everything from TARP bailouts to mandatory health insurance.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Every time the bloggers came out with a well considered prognostication about future events, the government and corporate PR shills would hurl ridicule and abuse, and attempt to silence our warnings that agreement with various policies would be to the benefit of the ruling class and detrimental to everyone else in the nation. But that was then and this is now and the hard reality is that the bloggers were for the most part correct while the corporate media and government promises and claims were so much empty air.

Today the citizen's media (a better name than blog-o-sphere IMHO) has won the lion's share of the audience, while the audience share and trust in the corporate media has plummeted. Most people get their political news off of the internet these days much to the annoyance of those who grew up with an unshakable sense of being able to lie with impunity as the path to power and great wealth.

We were telling you the truth. The government was lying. That situation persists to this very day.

Of course, as this article illustrates, neither the government nor the corporate media will ever outright admit they lied to the public. Those rising internet stars they cannot buy off or otherwise co-opt will simply be ignored as the powers that be struggle to find ways to sell the old lies in the new world.

Personally, I think the effort doomed to fail. The internet has changed the fundamental nature of how information flows in our society just as dramatically as Gutenberg's movable type printing and there is no going back. We are entering an age where government and business must be more honest with the public, or simply cease to exist. The age of lies is coming to an end. Truth is winning. Deal with it.

Aug 16 12:34

The “Banality of Evil” and Israel’s Destruction Of Al-Araqib

In the early hours of 10 August, Israeli forces destroyed — for the third time — the Bedouin village of al-Araqib in the northern Negev desert. Israel had first destroyed the village on 27 July as EI reported, and each time the villagers have attempted to rebuild.

Aug 16 12:34

Disney, others sued over allegedly spying with 'flash cookies'

A lawsuit filed in federal court last week alleges that a group of well-known Web sites, including those owned by Disney, Warner Bros. Records, and Demand Media, broke the law by secretly tracking the Web movements of their users, including children.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

See Ghostery!

Aug 16 12:29

Relief Wells Delayed ... New Tests Show "Gap" in Oil "Well Column" Causing Loss of Pressure ... Does the Government Have ANY IDEA What It's Doing?

Aug 16 12:26


From my perspective, the opposition to the mosque is ALL about bigotry and intolerance. I think the rest of the world sees it that way too. It’s hard to accept that the 69% of Americans who oppose the building of the mosque don’t see the intolerance factor. It’s easier to believe that they don’t get the soft power and terrorism inflaming and supporting aspects.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I am of the opinion that this Mosque controversy is yet another manufactured issue to distract Americans from the problems that actually affect their lives, which are the economy and the wars.

Aug 16 12:19

Encouraging: 9/11 Truth Billboard Revealed in California

Now we need one that says something like, "The only persons arrested on 9/11 were Israelis/Mossad, not Arabs. What were those 5 Mossad agents high-fiving each other over as they videoed the Towers getting hit and blowing up?" A bit long, but something like that.

"San Luis Obispo, August 6, 2010:

In what may be the first of it’s kind in the nation, a group of 9/11 Truth activists organized, designed and paid for a commercial billboard in which 1,200 Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth invite the public to “Examine the Evidence.”

The 24’ (w) x 12’ (h) billboard was installed sometime Thurs. afternoon, Aug. 5, 2010 on South Higuera, just south of Elks Lane in San Luis Obispo (near the Sutcliffe Cemetery)."

Aug 16 12:17

Obama lied about contacts with Brzezinski before OH primary

If you have to lie, make sure to remember the plot.

Aug 16 12:11

Israel plans new road to West Bank settlement

Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat said the plan to build a new West Bank highway sabotages U.S. efforts to restart direct Israeli-Palestinian peace talks.

Palestinians demand a halt to all Israeli building in the West Bank before they will resume direct peace talks. Construction, such as the road, would take place on land the Palestinians desire for a future state and, from their point of view, cements the Israeli presence in the West Bank.

Aug 16 12:04

More Frankenburger Please!: Dead cow corpses "resurrected" to produce cloned beef

We already know that cloned beef has entered the food supply both in the United States and the UK. Now, thanks to revelations from JR Simplot, a U.S. company specializing in the cloning of cows for beef production, we're learning that dead cows are cloned to produce the next generation of beef cattle.

Here's how it works: A large number of cows are slaughtered and then chopped into steaks that are tested for their flavor, texture and other qualities important to steak eaters...

Aug 16 11:36

Israel plans new road to West Bank settlement

And US pick up the bill.

Aug 16 11:30

Russian fire season continues furious path

According to information from the Ministry of Natural Resources, from the start of the fire season through May 26, more than 10,300 wildfires occurred nationwide — up 3,500 from a year ago — and burned 278,000 hectares of forests. Of those fires:

* 70% were human-caused, including profit-aimed arson.

Aug 16 11:25

Gregg Gutfeld Says He Plans to Open Gay Bar Next to Mosque

How mature of him...

Aug 16 11:23

Egypt seizes explosives on ship coming from Israel

Egyptian security forces seized a ship loaded with explosives coming from Israel and arrested its owner in Port Said, Egypt's independent Al-Shorouk daily reported on Monday.

Aug 16 11:17

Gulf Shrimpers Find Oil In Reopened Fishing Areas. Governnment Says "Shut Up". Sierra Club Alleges Areas Were Solely Reopened to Limit BP's Liability

"We've got shrimpers out there saying there is oil out there," Miller said. "We had a meeting Wednesday night where we had over 150 shrimpers... who are saying there is oil out there and these underwater plumes are varying in size and shape. This stuff is obviously moving around out there."

[William Walker, executive director of the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources] "If you are not going to validate what you are saying through accepted scientific protocol and approaches, then quit talking about it without any evidence what you are saying is true," Walker said.

In other words, shut up.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

In other words, reality is what the bought-and-paid-for scientists say it is!

Aug 16 10:50

Ray Bradbury hates big government: 'Our country is in need of a revolution'

Ray Bradbury is mad at President Obama, but it's not about the economy, the war or the plan to a construct a mosque near Ground Zero in New York City.

“He should be announcing that we should go back to the moon,” says the iconic author, whose 90th birthday on Aug. 22 will be marked in Los Angeles with more than week's worth of Bradbury film and TV screenings, tributes and other events. “We should never have left there. We should go to the moon and prepare a base to fire a rocket off to Mars and then go to Mars and colonize Mars. Then when we do that, we will live forever."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

God on you, Ray!

Aug 16 10:36

Bin Laden is Dead; Long Live “Bin Laden”

As Antiwar.com editor Justin Raimondo put it, Adam Gadahn is “an awfully odd figure, whose sudden evolution from a nice Jewish boy into Osama bin Laden’s Goebbels is just a little hard to take.”

Aug 16 10:31

Formalizing Israel’s Land Grab

Desperate Israeli politicians, watching opposition to their apartheid state mount, have proposed a perverted form of what they term “the one-state solution.” It is the latest tool to thwart a Palestinian state and allow Israel to retain its huge settlement complexes and land seizures in East Jerusalem and the West Bank. The idea of a single state was backed by Moshe Arens, a former defense minister and foreign minister from the Likud Party, in a column he wrote last month in the newspaper Haaretz asking “Is There Another Option?” Arens has been joined by several other Israeli politicians including Knesset Speaker Reuven Rivlin.

Aug 16 10:29

USA criminalises giving humanitarian aid to Gaza

Aug 16 10:25

Israel threatens to kill Lebanese Women on Gaza aid ship

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Where are these ships now? What has happened to them? Supposedly they sailed from Lebanon on the 9th. Does anyone even know if the ships are still afloat or their crews alive?

Aug 16 10:21

New Flotilla to Challenge IDF Off Gaza Coast

Former British MP and longtime anti-Israel activist George Galloway has announced that a new international flotilla from Britain, Morocco and Qatar will set sail for Gaza on September 18 with the aim of breaking Israel's naval blockade on Hamas.

Aug 16 10:09


Ghostery sees the invisible web - tags, web bugs, pixels and beacons. Ghostery tracks the trackers and gives you a roll-call of the ad networks, behavioral data providers, web publishers, and other companies interested in your activity.

Aug 16 10:00

FLASHBACK - Gore boasts: 'Global governance' coming with carbon tax

Former Vice President Al Gore, whose "An Inconvenient Truth" video epistle on the claims of global warming has not weathered recent scientific research, now has promised at a conference in the United Kingdom that the impending virtual energy tax under the U.S. "cap-and-trade" legislation will bring about "global governance."

Aug 16 09:52

History of climate gets 'erased' online

A new report reveals a British scientist and Wikipedia administrator rewrote climate history, editing more than 5,000 unique articles in the online encyclopedia to cover traces of a medieval warming period – something Climategate scientists saw as a major roadblock in the effort to spread the global warming message.

Recently hacked e-mails from the University of East Anglia's Climate Research Unit expose a plot to eliminate the Medieval Warm Period, a 400-year era that began around A.D. 1000, the Financial Post's Lawrence Solomon reports.

Aug 16 09:50

Stocks, Housing and Economy, Mass Delusion American Style

The American public thinks they are rugged individualists, who come to conclusions based upon sound reason and a rational thought process. The truth is that the vast majority of Americans act like a herd of cattle or a horde of lemmings. Throughout history there have been many instances of mass delusion. They include the South Sea Company bubble, Mississippi Company bubble, Dutch Tulip bubble, and Salem witch trials. It appears that mass delusion has replaced baseball as the national past-time in America. In the space of the last 15 years the American public have fallen for the three whopper delusions:

1. Buy stocks for the long run
2. Homes are always a great investment
3. Globalization will benefit all Americans

Aug 16 09:49

Satellitegate: Scientists Speak

US Government admits global warming satellite sensors “degraded” – temperatures may be out by 10-15 degrees. Now five satellites in controversy. Top scientists speak out.

Aug 16 09:46

A Neocon Preps US for War with Iran

I guess I was naïve in thinking that The Atlantic and its American-Israeli writer Jeffrey Goldberg might shy away from arguing for yet another war — this one with Iran — while the cauldrons are still boiling in Afghanistan and Iraq.

It’s worth remembering how Goldberg helped to make the case for the U.S. invasion of Iraq. For instance, on Oct. 3, 2002, as America’s war fever was building, Goldberg wrote in Slate, the online magazine:

“The [Bush] administration is planning … to launch what many people would undoubtedly call a short-sighted and inexcusable act of aggression. In five years, however, I believe that the coming invasion of Iraq will be remembered as an act of profound morality.”

Aug 16 09:45

Israel To Demolish More Homes In The Jordan Valley

Israeli soldiers invaded on Sunday morning the Al Farsiyya area in the northern plains area of the Jordan Valley, and handed orders informing the residents that the army intends to demolish homes and structures.

Aug 16 09:42

The Illusion of a ‘limited war’ against Iran

The frank admission by Admiral Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and America’s highest ranking officer, that the U.S. has plans to attack Iran to prevent that country from acquiring nuclear weapons, is being treated with the utmost seriousness in political, intelligence and military circles in Tehran.

Aug 16 09:41

Climate scientists in race to predict where natural disaster will strike next

The world's leading climate scientists will gather this week in the United States to hammer out plans to set up an early warning system that would predict future meteorological disasters caused by global warming.

Arctic temperatures are below average and Antarctic sea ice is at record levels. Which planet is suffering from global warming?

Aug 16 09:26

The O’Reilly Factor

How the Fox host used raw corporate power to crush a critic

Aug 16 08:55

Flotilla Survivor Criticizes Israelis

Retired U.S. Army colonel turned peace activist Ann Wright is back home in Hawaii. On May 31, she took part in a flotilla attempting to run an Israeli blockade to take humanitarian aid to Palestinians in Gaza.

“I went on the flotilla because I had been to Gaza three times in 2009 after the Israeli attack and had seen the conditions there. To go on the flotilla was another way to bring attention to the international community about the plight of Palestinians. It's immoral and illegal to have blockades like this as collective punishment on people,” Wright said.

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And Israel's whores (aka the Megaphones) are already pouring into the comments section to explain why we should just accept that Israel has a right to kill Americans anywhere in the world any time they feel like it. Do take a moment to remind them that you put America first, second, and third! At the very least, read the comments to learn how Israel's propaganda works.

Aug 16 08:42

Nuclear inspection of Israel sought


In a letter sent ahead of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) meeting scheduled for September, the Arab League also sought support for a resolution that calls on Israel to join the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT).

Aug 16 08:42


When Jewish refugees arrived in his city, in 1654, Stuyvesant was determined to bar them completely. Jews, he complained, were “deceitful,” “very repugnant” and “hateful enemies and blasphemers of the name of Christ.” He wanted them sent elsewhere.

Stuyvesant’s superiors in Holland overruled him, citing economic and political considerations. He continued, however, to restrict Jews to the practice of their religion “in all quietness” and “within their houses.” Being as suspicious of all Jews as some today are of all Muslims, he never allowed them to build a synagogue of their own.

Aug 16 08:41


The world is slowly awakening to the plight of the Palestinian people and is doing something about it….
Hasta la Victoria Siempre!

Aug 16 08:41


If the inciters succeed in expelling the Arab MKs from the Knesset, it will be the final straw. Forget justice: it’s plain stupid… and frightening.

Aug 16 08:40

US Government in Massive New Global Warming Scandal – NOAA Disgraced

Global warming data apparently cooked by U.S. government-funded body shows astounding temperature fraud with increases averaging 10 to 15 degrees Fahrenheit.

Aug 16 08:39

The Arctic is not melting

The “warmers’ are such an amazing propaganda machine. Joseph Goebbels, the king of Nazi propaganda, surely would feel like a proud papa were he to return from his well deserved visit to Hell. At least the “warmers” haven’t sent us “skeptics” to concentration camps, yet. Though I’d wager some would love to. Words like honesty, truth, accuracy, and reality are apparently not in their vocabulary. People such as Adolf Hitler, Vladimir Lenin and William James (father of modern psychology) have all made statements to the effect of “tell a lie often enough and people will believe it, ” which kind of sounds like the “warmer” mantra.

Aug 16 08:38

Cold wave kills six million fish in Bolivia

At least six million fish have died in three rivers of Bolivia due to the intense cold wave sweeping through the country in the past few weeks.

Authorities in the eastern Bolivian province of Santa Cruz declared an alert following the death of fish in the Grande, Pirai and Ichilo rivers that run through the tropical region.

This is an 'environmental catastrophe' brought on by the lowest temperatures registered in Santa Cruz in nearly half a century, Gov. Ruben Costas told reporters.

Aug 16 08:34

U.S. soldiers surrounded by enemies as locals throw rocks, curse troops in Afghanistan

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Winning the hearts and minds.

Aug 16 08:33

'Ships from London, Casablanca, Doha to form Gaza flotilla'

A flotilla of ships titled the "Viva Palestina" convoy will leave from London, Casablanca in Morroco and Doha in Qatar on September 18, according to an opinion article by George Galloway in Friday's edition of the British socialist daily the Morning Star.

The flotilla will seek to break Israel's naval blockade of the Gaza Strip.

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Anyone know the status of the two Lebanese aid ships? Did they leave Cyprus? Did they even get to Cyprus. Were the sunk and the world's media commanded to silence?

Aug 16 08:30

The Worst Case Scenario

No, there will be no double dip. It will be a lot worse. The world economy will soon go into an accelerated and precipitous decline which will make the 2007 to early 2009 downturn seem like a walk in the park. The world financial system has temporarily been on life support by trillions of printed dollars that governments call money. But the effect of this massive money printing is ephemeral since it is not possible to save a world economy built on worthless paper by creating more of the same. Nevertheless, governments will continue to print since this is the only remedy they know. Therefore, we are soon likely to enter a phase of money printing of a magnitude that the world has never experienced.

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The time has come to end this legalized counterfeiting operation called the Federal Reserve, and the very last thing we can allow is for the same pyramid scheme to be imposed on a global scale.

Aug 16 08:28

IDF soldier posts images of blindfold Palestinians on Facebook, from 'best time of my life'

Female soldier smiles for camera in front of bound prisoners, before joking online with friends; army calls photos 'ugly and callous'.

Aug 16 08:27

USS LIBERTY Survivor’s Life Threatened by Mossad on American Soil While Uncle Sam Yawns

One would think that in this–the post 9/11 age–that a direct, face-to-face threat against the life of a decorated American war hero by someone claiming to be an agent working for a Middle Eastern country tied to previous acts of terrorism against the US would rouse some concern.

That is of course, unless the country from which this foreign agent hails is Israel and the war hero being threatened is a survivor of the USS LIBERTY, attacked by the Jewish state in 1967, leading to the deaths of 34 American servicemen.

Aug 16 08:26


The ‘news’ that is transferred to masses in the West through controlled media are so disconnected from reality that it is shameful. Fortunately the spreading of real news by decent people through the internet and other alternative media is shaking the foundations of oppression (which are ignorance, apathy, racism).

Aug 16 08:23

Russia ban on grain export begins

Russia has imposed a ban on grain exports until the end of the year, after a severe drought and a spate of wildfires devastated crops.

Russia is one of the world's biggest producers of wheat, barley and rye, and the ban is likely to see bread prices rise in places like the Middle East.

The measures are designed to keep domestic food prices under control.

Aug 16 08:22

Depleted Uranium vs Time Magazine Propaganda

Aug 16 08:22

Facebook 'dislike' scam warning

Facebook users are being targeted in a scam that offers them a chance to install a "dislike" button.

The scam tricks users into allowing a rogue application to access their profile page, which then posts spam messages.

It also attempts to lure people into completing an online survey, for which the scammers are paid money.

Aug 16 08:19

The Best Gold Interview of 2010

Much of what passes for “insider” information these days is often conspiracy-edged or largely conjecture. True inside information is actually hard to come by. So what follows is the refreshingly candid and uncut version of my talk with a first-hand participant in the murky and little-understood world of gold bullion, mints, and bullion dealers.

Aug 16 08:12

More cry-baby tactics from the Warmistas as they get taken to court for lying.

Aug 16 08:09

Gilad Atzmon: The Jewish Division

I guess it shouldn’t take us by surprise that the Israeli flag has become a common feature at the ultra nationalist English Defence League's (EDL) demonstrations and gatherings.

The EDL calls for taking action against the "Islamization of Britain" and “Muslim fundamentalists”. It is a magnet for extremist right-wing activists and is driven by xenophobia and ethno centrism.

Aug 16 08:02

American Confidence In Television News At A Record Low

Aug 16 08:02

Why is Washington ignoring its biggest corruption scandal?

Too few in Washington have been digging into the scandals behind the collapse of the “government-sponsored entities” (GSE's) Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac and their role in helping trigger the global financial crisis.

Their collapse has cost taxpayers $146 billion thus far. Freddie Mac sought an additional $1.8 billion in taxpayer support just last week. There is no end in sight, as the Obama administration, through executive fiat, has placed no upper limit on the taxpayer liability for these two monstrosities.

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There should never be any financial entity in this country characterized as "too big to fail."

Aug 16 07:59

Dems may use food stamp money to pay for Michelle Obama's nutrition initiative

Democrats who reluctantly slashed a food stamp program to fund a state aid bill may have to do so again to pay for a top priority of first lady Michelle Obama.

The House will soon consider an $8 billion child nutrition bill that’s at the center of the first lady’s “Let’s Move” initiative. Before leaving for the summer recess, the Senate passed a smaller version of the legislation that is paid for by trimming the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, commonly known as food stamps.

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"Hell, the poor don't need to eat; it just prolongs their agony!" - official White House Souse.

Aug 16 07:58

Sceptics to challenge climate science in court

Climate change sceptics in New Zealand are taking the government's climate agency to court over the validity of its evidence on global warming.

The New Zealand Climate Science Coalition has accused the National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research of tampering with official weather records to make the case for global warming.

Aug 16 07:57

Turkey excludes Israel envoy from state dinner over Gaza flotilla raid

Aug 16 07:57

President goes for a swim in the Gulf – or does he?

The official picture was intended to provide evidence that the region's beaches are back to normal. Yet it soon emerged that the private beach on which it was taken, off Alligator Point in St Andrew Bay, north-west Florida, isn't technically in the gulf.

Aug 16 07:55

Gen. David Petraeus Cites Progress In Afghanistan, Hedges On July 2011 Troop Withdrawal

Progress in Afghanistan only began this spring and needs time to take root, Army Gen. David Petraeus said in comments broadcast Sunday that were aimed at shoring up American support for the war.

Petraeus, who's been credited with a successful war strategy in Iraq and who took charge of U.S. and NATO military operations in Afghanistan in July, described an "up and down process" of seizing Taliban-controlled territory and creating "small pockets of progress" that he hoped will expand.

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Memo to General Petraeus: so, in the almost decade of war against the Taliban, the only progress we have seen is just within this last spring of 2010?!?

Sir, lying to the American people isn't going to cut it anymore, and they are tired of lies, particularly those with friends or family members who have died or been maimed for life in this meatgrinder.

I wish that you and your colleagues would for once confront at least those people with the truth. And the truth is, our military entrenchment in Afghanistan has absolutely nothing with the safety or security of this country.

This war is all about potential private profit. This war is all about installing the pipelines with which to control Eurasian oil, the drug profits, and the potential mineral wealth exploitation.

You cannot continue to attempt to "sell" this war to the American people, because every day, more and more people are waking up to what this government has been doing with their tax dollars, and in their names; and they are very, very angry.

Aug 16 07:44

Obama warns Turkish PM over stance on Israel, Iran

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"Look; it's simple. Love the people we tell you to love. Hate the people we tell you to hate! What's the @$%ing problem here?" -- Official White Horse Souse

Aug 16 07:43

Obama warns Turkish PM over stance on Israel, Iran: report

President Barack Obama has warned the Turkish prime minister that Ankara's position on Israel and Iran could lessen its chances of obtaining US weapons, a report said Monday.

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(Ahem). Memo to President Obama; just in case your selective memory is kicking up again, sir, please let me remind you that the Israeli military shot and killed 8 Turkish nationals and one American citizen in cold blood last May on an aid ship in international waters.

Turkey showed intense restraint after this incident.

Additionally, just in case you have forgotten this also, Turkey's Edrogan and Brazil's Lula came up with fuel swap program with which Iran's Amedinejad was completely happy.

So, in summation, Turkey's having shown tremendous restraint toward Israel after the flotilla massacre, coupled with having struck a fuel swap deal with Iran is somehow.....wrong?!?!?!?

Aug 16 07:39

Euro zone inflation at 20-month high

Consumer prices in the 16 nations that use the euro increased 1.7 per cent in July from a year earlier after rising 1.4 per cent in June, the fastest inflation since November 2008.

Aug 16 07:38

EPA defers hearing on hydraulic fracturing

The New York Times and Catskill Mountainkeeper have reported that the EPA’s last hearing on fracking, held in Canonsburg, Pa., in July drew over 1,200 people without a hitch. Unfortunately, the follow-up, all-day hearing that had been scheduled for last Thursday at the Oncenter Complex Convention Center in Syracuse, NY, was cancelled last Tuesday.

This was after Onondaga Country officials expressed “concern” that they were not given enough time to ready security in anticipation of “rallies” and “protests” at the event.

Aug 16 07:36

Government Using Google Earth To Loot Destitute Americans

Aerial imaging technology is being used by the government to spy on Americans in an effort to collect revenue and enforce ordinances on swimming pools without safety certificates, junk cars being stored without permission, unlicensed porches, and a myriad of other petty transgressions that the state is feeding off in complete violation of the Fourth Amendment to suck citizens dry of whatever income they have left after being looted of trillions of dollars in wealth that the state has transferred to foreign banks.

Aug 16 07:34

Exclusive: PM set to okay space R&D program

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Israel's reactor at Dimona was supposed to be for research. We now know that it is the heart of Israel's clandestine nuclear weapons program. We also know from past history that both Russia and the United States based their early space programs on rockets actually built to hurl nuclear weapons around the world. So why is everyone still in a panic about Iran's power station?

Aug 16 07:34

Soldiers with PTSD dismissed, told they have ‘personality disorder’

At the height of the Iraq war, the Army routinely dismissed hundreds of soldiers for having a personality disorder when they were more likely suffering from the traumatic stresses of war, discharge data suggests.

Under pressure from Congress and the public, the Army later acknowledged the problem and drastically cut the number of soldiers given the designation. But advocates for veterans say an unknown number of troops still unfairly bear the stigma of a personality disorder, making them ineligible for military health care and other benefits.

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Unflipping believable: any volunteers for any of the US's armed services should never be treated like this, ever.

Aug 16 07:32

Afghan government gives private security firms 4 months to disband

Afghanistan's president is setting a four-month deadline for private security companies to cease operations in the country, a spokesman said Monday.

The Interior Ministry has 52 security firms licensed, but some older contracts are still being completed by unlicensed firms, according to the U.S. military. There are about 26,000 private security contractors working for the U.S. government in Afghanistan, 19,000 of them with the military, officials said.

A spokesman for the U.S. military said the United States supports Karzai's goal of eliminating private security firms but would not comment on whether it would be possible to meet the deadline.

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I'll believe this when I see it. And my bet is, we won't see it; the US and NATO troop strength is far too stressed to replace all the private contractors currently working in Afghanistan.

Aug 16 07:30

The BP Cover-Up

BP and the government say the spill is fast disappearing—but dramatic new science reveals that its worst effects may be yet to come.

Aug 16 07:29

Assumption well still blowing wild near La. 70

An exploratory oil and gas well continued to blow wild, keeping six families out of their homes and shutting down one business along a two-mile stretch of Louisiana Highway 70 in Assumption parish.

Aug 16 07:28

Congress lists BP failures.

Aug 16 07:07

Harvard University fund sells all Israel holdings

By Hillel Koren

No reason for the sale was mentioned in the report to the SEC.

In another blow to Israeli shares, the Harvard Management Company notified the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on Friday that it had sold all its holdings in Israeli companies during the second quarter of 2010. No reason for the sale was mentioned. The Harvard Management Company manages Harvard University’s endowment.

Aug 16 07:07


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The more I think about this photo...

The more I think it is a staged fake.

The White House photo showing Obama and his daughter in the water shows blue water, yet the Google Map Image of Alligator point clearly shows Algae-infused green water everywhere, everywhere except this obviously blue pool of water located on a Navy facility at Alligator point.

Next point. Another storm just went through the gulf. The surf conditions should be high. Surf at Panama City Beach, actually on the gulf near where Obama took his supposed dip, has been reporting one foot swells all weekend. The water in the photo of Obama is rippled, but there is no sign of one foot waves or swell!

Is this another fake? Maybe. Looks like it. Could well be. And if they did stage this photo in a pool rather than actually go into the Gulf waters, it may signal that conditions in the gulf are worse than we think.

However, the main point here is public trust in the government. The US Government and Obama have lied to us all so many times that nobody dares accept anything they say at face value any longer. Obama could even be telling the truth and the photo be genuine, but who wants to risk being made a fool of yet again! Presidents lie, and that is a fact!

Aug 16 07:04

GREENWALD: How propagandists function: Exhibit A

by Glenn Greenwald (source: Salon Magazine)

Jeffrey Goldberg, in the new cover story in The Atlantic, on an Israeli attack on Iran:

Israel has twice before successfully attacked and destroyed an enemy’s nuclear program. In 1981, Israeli warplanes bombed the Iraqi reactor at Osirak, halting — forever, as it turned out — Saddam Hussein’s nuclear ambitions; and in 2007, Israeli planes destroyed a North Korean-built reactor in Syria. An attack on Iran, then, would be unprecedented only in scope and complexity.

Good news! Israel can successfully end a country’s nuclear program by bombing them, as proven by its 1981 attack on Iraq, which, says Goldberg, halted “forever, as it turned out — Saddam Hussein’s nuclear ambitions.”

Aug 16 07:02

This is how they plan to KILL us!


Aug 16 06:50

illegal to Grow, Share, Trade or Sell Homegrown Food

"If people let the government decide what foods they eat and what medicines they take, their bodies will soon be in as sorry a state as are the souls of those who live under tyranny." ~Thomas Jefferson

Aug 16 06:46

Street artist braves deadly Moscow smog to create amazing 3D waterfall on capital's streets

Street artist Edgar Mueller has spent three 'terrifying' days transforming a Moscow pavement into a jaw-dropping waterfall scene.

Stunning stuff

Aug 16 06:43

10 Signs The U.S. is Becoming a Third World Country

Activist Post

The United States by every measure is hanging on by a thread to its First World status. Saddled by debt, engaged in wars on multiple fronts with a rising police state at home, declining economic productivity, and wild currency fluctuations all threaten America's future.

Aug 16 06:42

Fredrick Toben: Materialism that Sustains the Western Democracies is Exhausting Itself

Dr. Fredrick Toben
The materialism that still physically sustains the western democracies is exhausting itself. This is so evident by the number of countries where US troops are stationed. This physical overreach has a negative impact on the US itself, one being that its physical infrastructure is falling apart.

Aug 16 06:40

Smoker faces £2,500 fine... for dropping cigarette ash on pavement

An elderly widow has been threatened with a £2,500 fine by council officials for dropping cigarette ash on the pavement.

Sheila Martin, 70, was smoking at a bus stop when a warden pounced and handed her the £75 fixed penalty for littering.

The cash-strapped gran refused to pay and has now been warned it could rise to £2,500.

Aug 16 06:35

Afghanistan says finds 1.8 billion barrel oilfield

Afghanistan said on Sunday it had discovered an oilfield with an estimated 1.8 billion barrels in the north of the war-ravaged country, where U.S. and other foreign forces are trying to tame a Taliban-led insurgency.

Aug 16 05:44

Federal Judge Revokes USDA Approval Of Monsanto's Genetically Modified Sugar Beets

Michael Liedtke
Associated Press

SAN FRANCISCO — A federal judge has revoked the government's approval of genetically altered sugar beets until regulators complete a more thorough review of how the scientifically engineered crops affect other food.

The ruling by U.S. District Judge Jeffrey S. White Friday means sugar beet growers won't be able to use the modified seeds after harvesting the biotechnology beets already planted on more than 1 million acres spanning 10 states from Michigan to Oregon. All the seed comes from Oregon's Willamette Valley.

Aug 16 04:23

China Overtakes Japan as World's Second-Biggest Economy

China surpassed Japan as the world’s second-largest economy last quarter, capping the nation’s three- decade rise from Communist isolation to emerging superpower...

Aug 16 01:57

Harvard divests itself of stocks from all Israeli held companies. Mass media ignores it.

One would think this would be a bigger story.

Aug 16 01:18

What Should A Poor Warmongering Neoconservative Do?

What should a poor warmongering Neoconservative do? This political grouping includes WASPS such as former CIA director James Woolsey and former UN ambassor John Bolton, but at its core is politically active and extremely wealthy Jewish former Democrats who broke with their party in the 1980s to become war hawks in Republican administrations, and most of whom are rooted in Rightwing Zionism as exemplified in the thought of prominent fascist theorist Vladimir Jabotinsky. (They are almost mirror images of the general American Jewish community, 79 percent of which voted for Barack Obama, which is skittish about foreign wars and liberal on social issues).

August 15, 2010

Aug 15 22:16

U.S. to Provide Israel With 20 Joint Strike Fighters

-Tel Aviv earlier said that the purchase of F-35 fighters would effectively eliminate the threat from Russian-made S-300 air defense systems because a series of computer simulations had clearly demonstrated that new U.S. stealth fighters outperform the Russian missiles.

Tel Aviv: Israel's Defense Minister Ehud Barak on Sunday approved purchase of U. S. fifth-generation F-35 fighters, the ministry's press service said.

Aug 15 22:14

Big Brother: Obama Demands Access to Internet Records, in Secret, and Without Court Review

The Obama administration is seeking authority from Congress that would compel internet service providers (ISPs) to turn over records of an individual's internet activity for use in secretive FBI probes.

In another instance where Americans are urged to trust their political minders, The Washington Post reported last month that "the administration wants to add just four words--'electronic communication transactional records'--to a list of items that the law says the FBI may demand without a judge's approval."

Aug 15 22:10

Afghanistan discovers new oil deposit

KABUL – Afghanistan's mining ministry announced Sunday that a new oil deposit with an estimated 1.8 billion barrels of crude had been discovered in the relatively peaceful north of the war-torn country.

"It's a totally new oil deposit, which extends in a triangle between Balkh, Hairatan and Shuburghan", ministry spokesman Jawad Omar told AFP.

The irony...

Aug 15 22:07

U.S. set to award $1 million contract to expand the market for Afghan carpets

Afghanistan is a nation of weavers, with some 1 million people helping to hand-knot intricate patterns of delicate wool. But it is also a nation at war -- one that lacks factories and the equipment that would suit a proper industry.

Nearly all rugs made in Afghanistan are shipped to Pakistan for washing and finishing -- then relabeled "Pakistani."

Now, U.S. officials, hoping to stem what they see as a huge loss of potential income and jobs for Afghans, are getting into the rug business.

Aug 15 21:35

Talks with N. Ireland dissidents no betrayal: police chief

Talks with N. Ireland dissidents no betrayal: police chief
Sun Aug 15, 6:12 pm ET
BELFAST (AFP) – Northern Ireland's police chief said on Sunday that opening talks with armed groups would not amount to a betrayal, despite recent bomb attacks that have targeted members of the police and army.
Chief Constable Matt Baggott said dissident republicans, who are seeking to derail the province's peace process and have been blamed for the attacks, had to be confronted to bring an end to the violence.

Aug 15 18:48

Two more fishermen exposed: “I started to vomit brown, and my pee was brown… non-stop diarrhea unlike anything I’ve ever experienced”

Thursday Jamail reported on two commercial fisherman that were “slammed with exposure” to toxic chemicals on August 5 at the Dauphin Island Marina in Alabama.

Aug 15 18:47

Feds admit NOT observing seafloor for anomalies; Relying on BP to report problems

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Aug 15 18:43

Comments on: ChildLine calls prompted by parents' drink and drugs

In my opinion the United States is at the brink of revolution and civil war. The stage is set, and the buzzards are circling - just waiting for all of you to go back to sleep. When you awaken - you will have nothing - probably not even your kids - they'll be busy killing someone else's kids in a country you cannot identify.

America is not a joke. It is man/woman-kinds finest attempt to build a just society with the intent that equality, justice, and the blossoming human spirit can coruscate.

Aug 15 18:36

Arctic Temperatures

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Note sudden dip at about day 180. Did the Gulf Oil disaster impact the gulf current? Are we in for another hard winter?

Aug 15 18:31

Official: Satellite Failure Means Decade of Global Warming Data Doubtful

US Government admits satellite temperature readings “degraded.” All data taken offline in shock move. Global warming temperatures may be 10 to 15 degrees too high.

Aug 15 18:17

Dust Regulations, No Till, and Monsanto’s Food Monopoly

Farmers in Oklahoma are being targeted with new dust regulations. Normal farming methods include tilling the ground, which produces dust. What type of farming method doesn’t produce dust? No till. What company endorses no till farming methods for crop production? Monsanto. Don’t till to get rid of weeds, just apply Roundup.