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"... What about the main thing in life, all its riddles? If you want, I'll spell it out for you right now. Do not pursue what is illusionary -property and position: all that is gained at the expense of your nerves decade after decade, and is confiscated in one fell night. Live with a steady superiority over life -don't be afraid of misfortune, and do not yearn for happiness; it is, after all, all the same: the bitter doesn't last forever, and the sweet never fills the cup to overflowing. It is enough if you don't freeze in the cold and if thirst and hunger don't claw at your insides. If your back isn't broken, if your feet can walk, if both arms can bend, if both eyes can see, if both ears hear, then whom should you envy? And why? Our envy of others devours us most of all. Rub your eyes and purify your heart -and prize above all else in the world those who love you and who wish you well. Do not hurt them or scold them, and never part from any of them in anger; after all, you simply do not know: it may be your last act before your arrest, and that will be how you are imprinted on their memory." -- Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn



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March 27, 2010

Mar 27 11:46

Comparing Military Spending

The chart below combines data showing the growth of U.S. defense spending (DoD only) as a share of GDP, and a corresponding decline among all other NATO countries. Please note that NATO member states are supposed to spend at least 2 percent of GDP on defense.

Mar 27 11:36

Vatican say abuse response crucial for credibility

The Catholic Church's response to cases of sexual abuse by priests is crucial to its credibility and it must "acknowledge and make amends for" even decades-old cases, a Vatican spokesman said on Saturday.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It's a little late for the "credibility" part.

Mar 27 11:33

'I felt like I was brainwashed': After 40 years of silence, abuse victims of U.S. priest relive ordeal 'that Pope covered up'

Former pupils of a U.S. Catholic priest who molested up to 200 deaf schoolboys have spoken out about his offences after four decades of silence.

Father Lawrence Murphy preyed on students in the confessional, dormitories, cupboards and during field trips from the 1950s until 1974.

Pope Benedict XVI is accused of knowing about the allegations since the 1990s while - as Cardinal Josef Ratzinger - he ran an enforcement office in the Vatican.

Mar 27 11:32

Helen Thomas on her one question for Obama

White House Press Corps longest-serving member says Obama lost credibility when he dodged her question on Israeli nukes.
Webmaster's Commentary: 

The Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 was amended by the Symington Amendment (Section 669 of the FAA) in 1976. It bans U.S. economic, and military assistance, and export credits to countries that deliver or receive, acquire or transfer nuclear enrichment technology when they do not comply with IAEA regulations and inspections. This provision, as amended, is now also contained in Section 101 of the Arms Export Control Act (AECA).

The Glenn Amendment (Section 670) was later adopted in 1977, and provided the same sanctions against countries that acquire or transfer nuclear reprocessing technology or explode or transfer a nuclear device. This provision, as amended, is now contained in Section 102 of the Arms Export Control Act (AECA).

The instant President Obama admits that he knows Israel has nuclear weapons, he is confessing that every single cent looted from the American taxpayers and given to Israel by the US government since 1976 is a criminal fraud and theft from the American people.

Mar 27 11:31

Are We Selfish Individuals or an Empathic Society? The Answer Could Determine Whether We Have a Future

If human nature is as the Enlightenment philosophers claimed, then we are likely doomed. It is impossible to imagine how we might create a sustainable global economy and restore the biosphere to health if each and every one of us is, at the core of our biology, an autonomous agent and a self-centered and materialistic being.

Mar 27 11:31

Soldier of Conscience Granted Clemency

Last August, Travis Bishop refused to serve in Afghanistan. Having filed for Conscientious Objector (CO) status, Bishop, based at Fort Hood, Texas, in the US Army's 57th Expeditionary Signal Battalion, was court-martialed and sentenced to 12 months in a military brig. He was released from the brig today.

During his court-martial at Fort Hood last August, Bishop was tried by the military for his stand against an occupation he believes is "illegal." He insisted that it would be unethical for him to deploy to support an occupation he opposed on both moral and legal grounds, thus his decision to file for CO status. A CO is someone who refuses to participate in combat based on religious or ethical grounds, and can be given an honorable discharge by the military.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Many of our men and women in uniform, once they arrive in country in places like Afghanistan and Iraq, understand, with an absolute moral clarity, that this time, their country is absolutely on the wrong side of history.

Mar 27 11:27

We Are in the Middle of Transformational Change: It's Time the Debate Matches up with the Huge Challenges Ahead of Us

A better world is possible. So is a worse one. Which will we get? Finding the proper focus is itself a challenge.

For example, much of the conversation these days among well-meaning people about the state of our economy and what the president (or somebody) ought to do about it centers on jobs. Do we need more jobs? The conventional answer is of course we do, so let’s keep on having the old arguments about tax breaks versus government stimulus, big business versus small business, blah, blah, blah.

But maybe we don’t need "jobs" at all. Maybe instead of scurrying around to create "jobs" as defined for the last 100 years we should start by taking a different tack altogether.

Mar 27 11:26

Have a Nice World War, Folks

This is Americanism, the only predatory ideology to deny that it is an ideology. The rise of tentacular corporations that are dictatorships in their own right and of a military that is now a state with the state, set behind the façade of the best democracy 35,000 Washington lobbyists can buy, and a popular culture programmed to divert and stultify, is without precedent. More nuanced perhaps, but the results are both unambiguous and familiar. Denis Halliday and Hans von Sponeck, the senior United Nations officials in Iraq during the American and British-led blockade, are in no doubt they witnessed genocide. They saw no gas chambers. Insidious, undeclared, even presented wittily as enlightenment on the march, the Third World War and its genocide proceeded, human being by human being.

Mar 27 11:22

Social networks show drug use follows lack of sleep

PARENTS looking to steer their teens away from drugs may want to encourage them stay in bed longer. Lack of sleep seems to lead to increased drug use - not the other way around, as many researchers previously concluded - and this is likely to be a pattern of behaviour that teenagers acquire from their friends.

Mar 27 11:21

Naval battle between UAE and Saudi Arabia raises fears for Gulf security

The United Arab Emirates navy is thought to have opened fire on a small patrol vessel from Saudi Arabia after a dispute over water boundaries.

The clash happened in disputed waters between the coasts of Saudi Arabia, Abu Dhabi and the peninsula on which the gas-rich state of Qatar sits.

The seabed is rich with oil deposits, while the Dolphin pipeline project to carry natural gas direct from Qatar to Abu Dhabi has provoked irritation in the Saudi authorities. Nevertheless, direct conflict between the two countries' armed forces is highly unusual.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The US is looking for some justification to further enhance its military profile in the Gulf: it looks as though Saudi Arabia just gave it to them.

Mar 27 11:17

The McCain-Lieberman Police State Act

Seamlessly, Obama continues Bush administration practices and added others.

Now, the March 4 S. 3081: Enemy Belligerent, Interrogation, Detention, and Prosecution Act of 2010 to interrogate and detain "enemy belligerents who commit hostile acts against the United States to establish certain limitations on the prosecution of such belligerents, and for other purposes."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This act, if passed by Congress, will be one of the most Constitution-eviscerating acts ever passed by a US Congress, right up there with the horrifically misnamed "Patriot Act."

How long do you think it will be before this act will be used against any logical, rational objection to any US governmental act or policy?!?

I'll give you a clue: in a heartbeat.

Mar 27 11:16

The Wile E Coyote Government

Mar 27 11:14

Pope Gets Pass on Church Abuse History

When Pope Benedict XVI visited the U.S. in April, Fox News anchor and managing editor Brit Hume spoke of the Catholic leader in language that was more worshipful than journalistic (Fox News Sunday, 4/20/08):

And he turns out to have about him sort of a beatific sweetness that I think is enormously important for a religious leader, that you’re drawn to him. You feel a need to be around him. . . . There was a tremendous sense of his kindness and of the message always, which permeates the Christian faith, of forgiveness.

Mar 27 11:13

Can a pope resign from office?

The possibility has been raised that Pope Benedict XVI should resign over the snowballing paedophile priest scandal in the Catholic Church. The BBC's Vatican correspondent, David Willey, examines the question.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Abdication is the only remaining divine right!

Mar 27 10:49

health reform american style

Mar 27 10:32

CO - Rep. Betsy Markey asked for police patrols at Colorado home

Fort Collins police say Rep. Betsy Markey's office has requested increased patrols around her Colorado home out of fear it might be vandalized because she supported health care legislation.

Mar 27 10:17

Sec. Napolitano says airport full-body scanners 'do not see everything'

“Some have expressed concerns about these [advanced imaging technology] machines — that they infringe upon privacy,” Napolitano told students and faculty at Arizona State University. “But suffice it to say, many of those worries have been spurred by the continued publication of photos that were taken using older versions of the technology, not the technology that’s actually being deployed today.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

OK, Secretary Napolitano: let's see what a scan of you looks like using "... the technology which is actually being deployed today"!!

ought to shut everyone up, if what you say is true, right?!?

Mar 27 10:14

VA ruling on former Marine's illness may affect thousands

The presence of TCE and PCE in the camp’s water sources was discovered in 1982. Yet some of the wells that supplied the water were not shut down until 1985. An environmental engineering company found benzene in a well near the base’s Hadnot Point Fuel Farm at levels of 380 parts per billion when water was sampled in July 1984; the EPA has established that levels more than 5 parts per billion in water is dangerous to human health.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The presence of these cancer-causing chemicals was detected in 1982, but the wells were not shut down until 1985?!?

Apparently, the service members and their families who lived here were considered expendable, until recently, probably due to massive negative publicity.

And what are the VA and the DOD doing?!? They have "...created a data-sharing agreement to let researchers cross-reference data and information." Unflipping believable.

This Vet shouldn't have had to wait for for years for these benefits; he shouldn't have had to wait for 4 days.

Mar 27 10:03

Israel’s Provocation at al-Aqsa

The Israeli government has indicated that it will press ahead with a plan to enlarge the Jewish prayer plaza at the Western Wall in Jerusalem’s Old City, despite warnings that the move risks triggering a third intifada.

The scheme is the brainchild of Shmuel Rabinowitz, the rabbi in charge of the Western Wall, who declared the damage to the ramp in 2004 a "miracle" that had offered Israel the chance to take control of more land from Islamic authorities in the Old City.

Israel’s ethnic cleansing of the Mughrabi, or Moroccan, quarter of Jerusalem’s Old City after its capture in 1967 is one of the more sordid episodes of the 1967 war.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Israel yearns for a 3rd intifada as the excuse to control the Muslim holy places, and shoot to kill any Palestinian disagreeing.

Mar 27 10:01


I just received word that Mohammed Omer got his visa to travel to the United States. Thank you to everyone for your letters- they made a difference.

Mar 27 10:01


About 30 million American citizens
shall now also be covered by a Health Insurance
as from now on.

That is as much people as the whole population
of Iraq and Palestine and it was delayed until now
mainly for the financial-burdon.


If there were no invasion of Iraq
the USA could have afforded this health insurance
six years ago


If there were no State of Israel
the USA could have afforded this total health insurance
sixty years ago.

Mar 27 10:00


Land day will be commemorated in hundreds of cities around the world on March 30th as a day to promote boycotts, divestments, and sanctions (act in your area please) as it has been since the first land day in 1976 when Palestinians inside the Green Line (Palestine of 1948) rose-up against the continued unfair land expropriation.

Mar 27 09:59


Israel claims over and over again that it is “the only Democracy in the Middle East”.
Let’s have a look at what Democracy means

Mar 27 09:53

Israeli Tanks, Bulldozers Move Into Gaza After Deadly Clashes

For the first time in 14 months Israeli forces are moving against the Gaza Strip, and Israeli tanks and armored military bulldozers are advancing on the town of Khan Younis.

But whether this remains an exception to the relative calm between the two sides over the past year or portends a new upswing in violence remains to be seen. Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak, for his part, vowed there would be “ramifications” on Hamas for the latest fighting.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Watch for a massive escalation of violence, most probably provoked by Israel.

Mar 27 09:48

Muqtada's star on the rise again

The movement led by anti-American cleric Muqtada al-Sadr is poised to make a dramatic return to the forefront of Iraq's Shi'ite politics, combining its success in recent elections with the anticipated elevation of its leader's religious status.

The Sadrists are the main faction in the Iraqi National Alliance, which is projected to have won 68 seats in the new parliament. The bloc was the main challenger for the Shi'ite vote against Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, who has been regarded with suspicion by the Sadrists since the Iraqi military led a crackdown on their militia in 2008.

Mar 27 09:46

Allawi Wins Narrow Plurality in Iraq Vote

Almost three weeks after the Iraqi national election the nation’s Independent High Electoral Commission (IHEC) finally released the results, with the Iraqiya bloc of former Prime Minister Ayad Allawi scoring a narrow 91-89 victory over current Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki’s State of Law party.

But State of Law supporters have already taken to the streets in protest, and Maliki has refused to accept the result, demanding a full manual recount which could take weeks. The recount has already been repeatedly rejected by IHEC, however.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This could go from ugly to actual violence in a heartbeat.

Mar 27 09:43

Despite 'row,' US seals military deal with Israel

The US gives written consent to generously boost the Israeli military despite Washington's alleged dissatisfaction with Israeli settlement activities in the occupied Palestinian territories.

Upon agreeing on a relevant deal, the United States agreed to hand over roughly 250-million-dollars worth of Hercules C-130J aircraft to the Israeli army, the Israeli Haaretz newspaper said on Thursday.

Later in the day, the US Defense Department is to issue a formal announcement on the deal, which is to be financed by the American foreign assistance funds.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

There is no "row" between the US and Israel; this taxpayer paid-for deal demonstrates that very clearly.

Mar 27 09:43

An Unaccustomed Truth: American Commander Admits Afghan Atrocities

One can only assume that the regular editors of the New York Times were all out at a party, or left early for a weekend in the Hamptons, or something -- but somehow, the paper published a front webpage story that stated -- without the usual thousand excuses and extenuations -- that American troops are routinely slaughtering Afghan civilians at checkpoints. What's more, the story unequivocally ties the civilian killings to the "surge" ordered by the noble Nobel Peace laureate, Barack Obama.

Mar 27 09:39

Russia blasts NATO's reluctance to eliminate opium

NATO has rejected Russian calls for it to eradicate poppy fields in Afghanistan. Moscow says Afghan heroin kills 30,000 Russians a year.

According to statistics provided by Ivanov, Russia was the single largest consumer of heroin in 2008.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Remember; under Taliban rule, opium poppy cultivation was nearly eradicated.

When there is a control of the drug trade, there is also a control over where it winds up.

When a surge of illegal drugs hits a country, it is one way to destabilize that country without firing a single shot.

Mar 27 09:34

China: Closing for Business?

Why a chill now? Chinese look across the landscape of their economy today and see much that could be improved. After 30 years serving as the workshop of the world, mainly producing low-value goods for foreign brands and distant markets, they want to move up the value chain.

"People feel that foreign brands have taken too much market share," says Wang Yong, director of the Center for International Political Economy at Peking University.

Mar 27 09:32

America is a Republic, Not a Democracy!

We are making slaves out of those who are productive, and rulers out of those who gather together in bumptious mobs. We are allowing the destruction of individual rights to be justified by the might of numbers in pursuit of public handouts. The democratic majority, overwhelmed with corrosive envy, is stepping all over the individual; and we the people have lost the clarity of mind to recognize such a crime for what it is.

Mar 27 09:28

NATO won't destroy Afghan poppy fields

NATO has rejected an appeal made by Russia for eradication of opium fields in Afghanistan, arguing that the sole source of income in the region cannot be removed.

Addressing a meeting of the NATO-Russia Council on Wednesday, head of Russia's Federal Drug Control Agency (FSKN) Victor Ivanov said "Afghan opiates led to the death of 1 million people by overdose in the last 10 years, and that is United Nations data. Is that not a threat to world peace and security?"

Mar 27 09:28

Court: Seattle police OK to stun pregnant woman

Three Seattle police officers were justified when they used a stun gun on a pregnant mother who refused to sign a traffic ticket, a federal appeals court ruled Friday in a case that prompted an incredulous dissent.

In a 2-1 ruling Friday, a panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals disagreed. Judges Cynthia Holcomb Hall and Diarmuid F. O'Scannlain held that the officers were justified in making an arrest because Brooks was obstructing them and resisting arrest.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So this is what "to protect and serve" looks like in Seattle!

Mar 27 09:27


Our service members are dying on a daily basis fighting two wars for these parasites and now Israel is hoping to expand the present disaster into a trifecta–meaning the US fighting Iran.

AIPAC, ADL run the show here folks no doubt about it, they buy of our congress with money, hookers, little boys, anything congress wants for their vote Israel will provide. Our congress is nothing more than a high-priced whorehouse. They are nothing more than streetwalkers, thieves in the night and killers for hire.

Mar 27 09:25

One small note proves how astronaut Neil Armstrong fluffed his lines

This flight plan from the first moon landing proves that Neil Armstrong intended to say the phrase 'One small step for A man, one giant leap for mankind'.

The extremely rare document is believed to be the only time the astronaut ever wrote the phrase and it is set to sell at auction for a phenomenal £55,000.

Mar 27 09:22

CBO report: Debt will rise to 90% of GDP

President Obama's fiscal 2011 budget will generate nearly $10 trillion in cumulative budget deficits over the next 10 years, $1.2 trillion more than the administration projected, and raise the federal debt to 90 percent of the nation's economic output by 2020, the Congressional Budget Office reported Thursday.

In its 2011 budget, which the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) released Feb. 1, the administration projected a 10-year deficit total of $8.53 trillion. After looking it over, CBO said in its final analysis, released Thursday, that the president's budget would generate a combined $9.75 trillion in deficits over the next decade.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

These deficits are completely unsustainable, and will cause the US government, ultimately, to collapse under the weight of its own indebtedness.

Mar 27 09:21

Celebrating Earth Hour

I will be celebrating this bogus event by turning ALL the lights on in my house, running the dishwasher, washing machine, dryer and whatever else I can turn on.

Mar 27 09:21

US killed Afghan civilians, lied, got caught, attacked reporter. US military: refuse unlawful wars

*hyperlinks live at source*

US-led forces added the murders of pregnant women to the recent murders of school children in Afghanistan. US military officials were forced to admit they lied in their report that Afghan “bad guys” murdered five civilians when Timesonline reporter Jerome Starkey went to the scene and documented that all evidence and witness testimony was that US-led forces murdered innocent civilians in a night raid. Unanimous testimony included Afghan government officials, police chiefs and survivors of the attack. The United Nations and New York Times investigated and corroborated Mr. Starkey’s reporting.

Mar 27 09:18

Personal Income Drops Across the Country

Personal income in 42 states fell in 2009, the Commerce Department said Thursday.

Nevada's 4.8% plunge was the steepest, as construction and tourism industries took a beating. Also hit hard: Wyoming, where incomes fell 3.9%.

Mar 27 09:05

Court: Seattle police OK to stun pregnant woman

You have the right to be tased.

Mar 27 09:03

The Article Cash4Gold Doesn't Want You To Read

We were unaware of the post when it went up, but Cash4Gold was already on our radar. We wrote about them in October, after Rob Cockerham's Cockeyed blog posted an item about Cash4Gold offering an individual $60 for gold that a local pawnshop valued at $198. When the gold owner called Cash4Gold to complain, the company rep immediately nearly tripled the offer to $178.

Mar 27 08:56

Obama's 'Big F*cking Health Care Deal'

Karl Marx said that communism can be summed up in one sentence and if anyone really knew how to summarize communism, it was Comrade Marx. He said that the theory of the communists is: "The abolition of private property." In an all-powerful communist state, the state can forcefully remove any private property from any property owner and hand their property over to another party that the state deems is more "in need" of the confiscated property.

Comrade Obama has now signed into law the state demand that we hand over our privately owned compensation for our labor (i.e., our money) to the corrupt insurance industry.

Mar 27 08:48

Crisis? What crisis!

1.7 million Americans lost their homes to foreclosure in 2007, 2.3 million in 2008, and 3.5 million in 2009. Meanwhile, billions of your tax dollars were spent to build illegal settlements for Israelis in occupied Palestinian lands.

Mar 27 08:43

‘We’ll Leave the Lights on For Ya!’ - “Earth Hour?” Forget it!

Supposedly, “millions of people” around the world are shutting off their lights at 8:30 pm tonight as part of an “Earth Hour” to draw attention to so-called “Global Warming.”

Apparently, there are lots of people in the world that, due to their liberal and/or state run media, still haven’t gotten the message that much of the “green house gas” garbage was made up.

So, doing my sacrificial part for the good of our world, I will enlighten them.

Mar 27 08:42

Health Care Mandate - Now The Legal Fight Begins

If ever America needed proof that Obama never intended to deliver on his campaign promise to "change the way Washington works," it can be found in the manner Obamacare was shoved down America's throat. The administration and Democratic leaders pulled out every sordid, coercive trick in the book to get around normal rules, the will of the people, and the constitution itself. So legally twisted was the course they took, it will take years to sort out the legal and constitutional questions.

Mar 27 08:40

Environmentalism has been hijacked by the warmists

We have allowed, he says, the IPCC assessment reports to become the dominant vehicle for representing the views of the scientific community on a widening range of environmental issues.

In the IPCC terminology, he adds, "symptoms of environmental degradation, regardless of their cause, are labelled as impacts of climate change, and the societal response to them is framed in terms of mitigating and adapting to climate change."

Thus, while scientists still write papers and speak to the media about environmental concerns outside of the purview of the IPCC, Wallace tells us that, "with so much of the world's attention riveted on climate change there is a lack of institutional infrastructure for calling attention to other issues."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Like the very real damage to the environment caused by wars!

Mar 27 08:24

How to Stop New Settlements In Israel

Diplomacy is a subtle art. It might be enough to just signal to Israel, which enjoys almost unparalleled access to officials in Washington, that the government's doors will no longer fly open every time an Israeli cabinet minister comes to town. Recalling the U.S. ambassador or signaling that the prime minister is not welcome at the White House are more extreme possibilities. Groups critical of Israel's West Bank policies have put forward other ideas, including denying tax-exempt status to U.S. nonprofits that help fund settlements.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Yet the US voted against all five of the resolutions condemning Israel's war crimes passed by the United Nations Human Rights Commission, then agreed to send Israel more high tech weapons ultimately paid for by the US Taxpayer, which means nothing really has changed. This makes the US response to Israel's intransigence in the category of "limpest of dicks."

Mar 27 08:21

Botched raid in Afghanistan covered up by NATO

According to journalist Jerome Starkey, writing for The Times UK, at first no one claimed responsibility for the killings. A US official in Kabul refused to identify the force involved, citing “utmost national and strategic security interests”.

A subsequent Times investigation revealed that the gunmen were U.S. military and Afghan police conducting a raid directed at suspected Taliban insurgents. More than a dozen survivors, officials, police chiefs and a religious leader interviewed at and around the scene of the attack maintain that the perpetrators were U.S. and Afghan gunmen.

Mar 27 08:16

TJX Hacker Paid $75K As Secret Service Informant

Notorious Miami hacker Albert Gonzalez was being paid $75,000 a year by the U.S. Secret Service to work as an undercover informant at the time he spearheaded the TJX hack in 2007, CNN reports.

Mar 27 08:15

Face Off: The Zionist Fanatics vs the U.S.

Benjamin Netanyahu's name, however, is not really Netanyahu and never was. There is, in fact, no real connection between the Jew who owned the ring and the obnoxious Israeli prime minister, and he knows it very well but that doesn't stop him from lying to the AIPAC crowd. His father was born in 1910 in Warsaw, Poland, with the name Benzion Mileikowsky. Like many Zionist immigrants from Poland and Russia, the Mileikowsky family changed the name when they came to Palestine in the 1920s. Shimon Peres is the same. Peres was born Szymon Perski in Wiszniewo, Poland, on August 2, 1923. The Mileikowskys and Perskis of Poland are, indeed, "foreign colonialists" and have no historical or religious right to the land of Palestine.

Mar 27 08:12

Why All the Angst Over Nullification? Just Do It!

Recent talk of state nullification of unconstitutional federal laws has been rampant, and now that “Obamacare” has been passed, I’m sure many more nullification resolutions and bills will be forthcoming. Already, many state attorneys general have filed suit against the federal government’s plan to force the purchase of “health insurance.” But as Judge Andrew Napolitano recently pointed out in this interview, these efforts are little more than governors attempting to make a splash in order to gain favor with voters. These efforts, whether legitimate or not, will do little or nothing to actually void the fed’s new law.

Mar 27 08:10

The 2nd Bubble

Bank of America is writing down the principal on selected home loans by 30%. Once again, government is rewarding the irresponsible (half of the home mortgages written during the real estate bubble of 2003–08 took out 2nd mortgages to live like fat cats, and many of these new homeowners put little or nothing down on the mortgage to begin with), and is again encouraging a whole class of people to be duped homeowners as they will face a 30% drop in the value of the home they buy (this will really impoverish them) and certainly have no where-with-all to shoulder the burden of paying property taxes (which is why this is now included in the mortgage payment).

Mar 27 08:09

Obamacare and the Politics of Revenge

The two actors may not have understood that they were using a tactic devised by Alinsky. They spotted a weakness in ACORN’s practices: its commitment to getting government money for small businesses. They staged a charade. ACORN’s employees fell for it. It did not seem remarkable to them that a white teenage hooker and her white pimp wanted money from the government to set up a prostitution house for teenage girls who were in the clutches of a "bad" pimp. Government-subsidized entrepreneurship was right up ACORN’s alley. That was the end of ACORN. The charade was legal. There is no law against impersonating a hooker and her pimp.

Mar 27 08:08

2010: A Race Odyssey — Disproving a Negative for Cash Prizes or, How the Civil Rights Movement Jumped the Shark

As I have said over and over and over, the left has one trick that it will use again and again when its back is in the corner: shout ‘racist’ in a crowded country.

On Saturday, during the peaceful and patriotic tea party protest at the Capitol, the Democrats staged a series of symbolic acts meant to manipulate the media to do its bidding. The Congressional Black Caucus pulled the Selma card and chose to walk through the crowd in the hopes of creating a YouTube incident.

Mar 27 08:06

Old Southern Bank fallout: Re-priced CDs shock bank's customers

The 80-year-old retiree asked if Centennial was honoring the 4.7 percent interest rate Old Southern had given her on a two-year certificate of deposit she bought in September 2008, when the ill-fated community bank was still in good shape.

The answer: no. Centennial said it couldn't afford to pay such a high interest rate for the six months left on Wolff's CD. She was welcome to buy a new CD — one earning 1.3 percent a year. But, by her count, that would have cost her about $2,000 in lost interest.

Mar 27 08:05

Regulators shut 2 Ga. banks, 1 in Fla., 1 in Ariz.

Regulators have shut down two Georgia banks and one each in Florida and Arizona, bringing to 41 the number of bank failures in the U.S. so far this year.

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. on Friday took over the banks: McIntosh Commercial Bank, based in Carrollton, Ga.; Unity National Bank of Cartersville, Ga.; Key West Bank of Key West, Fla., and Desert Hills Bank, based in Phoenix.

Mar 27 08:04

New ARMY Hidden In The "Healthcare" Bill! PDF

14 Section 203 of the Public Health Service Act (42
15 U.S.C. 204) is amended to read as follows:
19 ‘‘(1) IN GENERAL.—There shall be in the Service
20 a commissioned Regular Corps and a Ready Reserve
21 Corps for service in time of national emergency.
22 ‘‘(2) REQUIREMENT.—All commissioned officers
23 shall be citizens of the United States and shall be ap24
pointed without regard to the civil-service laws and
HR 3590 EAS/PP
1 compensated without regard to the Classification Act
2 of 1923, as amended.
3 ‘‘(3) APPOINTMENT.—Commissioned officers of
4 the Ready Reserve Corps shall be appointed by the

Mar 27 07:56

Israelis quit Gaza after worst clash in over a year

Israeli troops and tanks left the Gaza Strip on Saturday, witnesses said, after the bloodiest clash in the Hamas-ruled enclave in 14 months killed two soldiers and a Palestinian.

The violence underscored the deadlock in U.S.-mediated contacts between Israel and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, whose peacemaking bids have been sapped by Hamas hostility along with continued Israeli settlement construction on occupied land.

Mar 27 07:55

Jewish shop owner defends decision to sell possible Holocaust-era soap

Abraham Botines will be the first to tell you he has no idea if a bar of swastika-engraved soap he owns from the Nazi era is really made of human remains.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

... which means this is just another staged media event to wave Nazis and Holocaust at everyone one more time as Israel's image in the world plummets

Mar 27 07:53

Christopher Hitchens: Catholic Church Wants 'Wiggle Room' For Rape And Torture Of Children

Author and journalist Christopher Hitchens appeared on the "Real Time With Bill Maher" Friday and slammed the Catholic church for it's handling of the "rape and torture of children."

Pope Benedict XVI was criticized this week after internal church files showed that in his prior capacity, Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger had ignored multiple letters from Bishops asking him to defrock a Wisconsin priest who abused as many as 200 boys at a school for the deaf. On top of these claims, the church is dealing with a wave of sex abuse allegations in Germany, Benedict's homeland.

Mar 27 07:50

Bibi Netanyahu....Is There An Israeli Blue Noose In Your Future?

Perhaps the most important thing we learned from the Mossad assassination of a Palestinian freedom fighter in Dubai not long ago is that each time Israel commits a murder somewhere in the world, an Israeli prime minister must sign off on it. That must mean that there are a couple of signatures on the Mossad 911 sign off sheet. The first would be the signature of Bibi Netanyahu. It would be near the end of Netanyahu's first stent as Prime minister in 2001 that he would dispatch his Mossad death squad to America to observe, if not assist, those who would allegedly hijack our planes and kill our citizens on 9/11. The second signature would be that of Ariel Sharon the Israeli Prime Minister in power as the 9/11 plot to kill innocent Americans was executed.

Mar 27 07:44

Samson and the 2nd Nakba - A Short Study of the Jewish Hercules By Gilad Atzmon

As much as many of us enjoyed watching the humiliation of Israel and PM Netanyahu in Washington this week, I am reluctant to suggest that the emerging crisis between America and Israel may also be a red light warning for all of us. The current crisis may lead to some devastating consequences as far as Palestine, Iran and the Middle East are concerned.

Mar 27 07:42

Ron Paul- morning Joe – people are realizing parties are the same 3-26-10

Ron Paul- morning Joe – people are realizing parties are the same 3-26-10

Ron Paul- morning Joe – people are realizing parties are the same 3-26-10
March 27, 2010 – 10:40 am
Ron Paul was interviewed on MSNBC’s Morning Joe this morning. The Congressman believes that Obamacare will benefit Republicans in the 2010 midterm elections only because many voters have already forgotten how bad Republicans were when they were in power. The next generation of independent-minded individuals realize that both parties are basically the same and that the ideas of liberty need to influence the people and the two parties from the ground up.

Mar 27 07:42

TSA Cognitive Recognition Exam

Mar 27 06:16

CIA paper reveals plans to manipulate European opinion on Afghanistan

Out-of-the-box' CIA think tank proposes concerns over women's rights, fear of terrorism as ways to boost support for Afghan war

Evidently spooked by the collapse of the Dutch government over the country's involvement in Afghanistan, the CIA has put together a strategy proposal to prevent what it fears could be a "precipitous" collapse of support for the war in Afghanistan among European allies.

A document marked "confidential / not for foreign eyes," posted to the Wikileaks Web site, suggests strategies to manipulate European public opinion on the war, particularly in France and Germany.

Mar 27 03:48

Very Good Reason to Believe Home Prices Will Collapse

The latest housing initiative announced today by the Obama Administration draws the U.S. government and, by proxy, all taxpaying Americans, further into the inescapable quagmire of a devastated real estate market.

By transferring more underwater mortgage balances onto the public books, the plan puts taxpayers on the hook for further losses if housing prices continue to fall. Given the massive support for real estate already afforded by record-low interest rates and massive federal tax and policy incentives, there are very good reasons to believe that home prices will indeed collapse when these crutches are removed. Recent spikes in long-term interest rates warn of this prospect.

Mar 27 01:19

Petraeus to Ashkenazi: I never said Israel policy endangers U.S.

Petraeus told reporters on Thursday that the report - which he claimed had been taken out of context - had been drafted because: "We noted in there that there was a perception at times that America sides with Israel and so forth. And I mean, that is a perception. It is there. I don't think that's disputable."

"But I think people inferred from what that said and then repeated it a couple of times and bloggers picked it up and spun it," he added. "And I think that has been unhelpful, frankly.

Mar 27 01:15

Bibi's Hollow Victory

Each new report of settlement expansion, each new seizure of Palestinian property, each new West Bank clash between Palestinians and Israeli troops inflames the Arab street, humiliates our Arab allies, exposes America as a weakling that cannot stand up to Israel, and imperils our troops and their mission in Afghanistan and Iraq.

As this message has now been delivered by Gen. Petraeus to his commander in chief, Obama simply cannot back down again. If he does not stand up now for U.S. interests, which are being imperiled by Israeli actions, he will lose the backing of his soldiers.

U.S.-Israeli relations are approaching a "Whose side are you on?" moment. Either Bibi backs down this time — or Obama loses his soldiers.

Mar 27 01:03

Rule by fear or rule by law?

Since 9/11, and seemingly without the notice of most Americans, the federal government has assumed the authority to institute martial law, arrest a wide swath of dissidents (citizen and noncitizen alike), and detain people without legal or constitutional recourse in the event of "an emergency influx of immigrants in the U.S., or to support the rapid development of new programs."

Beginning in 1999, the government has entered into a series of single-bid contracts with Halliburton subsidiary Kellogg, Brown and Root (KBR) to build detention camps at undisclosed locations within the United States. The government has also contracted with several companies to build thousands of railcars, some reportedly equipped with shackles, ostensibly to transport detainees.

March 26, 2010

Mar 26 23:32

Terrorists 'could use exploding breast implants to blow up jet'

Breast-implants packed with explosives could be used by terrorists to blow up an airliner, experts have reportedly warned.

Mar 26 20:55

So You Still Think FEMA Detention Camps Don’t Exist?

I wrote about the SPLC referring to people who believe that the government agency FEMA has built political detention centers around the country as just another “hate” group. An LRC reader sent me this video in which Oliver North is testifying before Congress (:50 on the video). Though the specific subject of FEMA detention camps does not come up, I think you’ll understand why I posted this.

Mar 26 16:57

"Disappearing island" in Bengal nothing to do with "climate change"?

Right, so what's the reality? It's not an island, as in a rocky outcrop, it's a sand bar. As the article says, it was created following a cyclone just 40 years ago. It is in an estuary, an area of rapid erosion and deposition. "Islands" such as this are being created and destroyed on a regular basis all the time. Look at the sea level rise from the nearest official gauge - just 0.54mm per year. Whatever caused this sandbar to disappear, it sure as hell wasn't "climate change."

Mar 26 16:50

Slavoj Žižek’s advice to you: ‘Learn, learn, & learn’ –

Question & Answer session with Slavoj Žižek, held at the University of Vermont in November of 2009. The topic of his lecture had been “Ideology in Hollywood Today”, and the Q&A began by focusing on the relevance of learning how to be smart critics of ideology.

Mar 26 15:07

What if It Was All Just a Big Bubble?

What if, in the world of finance and economics, it was all just a big bubble?

One look at the chart below from this recent Wall Street Journal story and it becomes instantly clear that stock market valuations over the last twenty years have been nowhere near normal. In fact, what were deemed “generational lows” for valuations at the peak of the financial market crisis a year ago look like nothing of the sort over the broad sweep of time.

And when you consider what happened in the natural resource sector in the 1970s and then what followed in Japan in the 1980s, it’s quite easy to come to the conclusion that, since the world left those last vestiges of sound money when Nixon closed the gold window in 1971, we live in a radically different world.

Mar 26 14:56

Credit card scam - NSFW - you are warned

I like how he exposes how UNSECURED our information is kept - it is the attitude of these entities that really bothers me. "No skin off their nose" is their attitude.

As for the poster "Jiggabo Jones" he is whatever he is. The most value of the guy is he gets people talking about race which I think is being ignored in this country...unless the message is "Whites are a bad, everyone else is wonderful" which is the only commentary about race allowed in this country.

Mar 26 14:07

Greenspan: The Financial Crisis Was Caused By A 'Once-In-A-Century' Event • Taleb: Any Pilot Who Doesn't Know About Storms Shouldn't Be In the Cockpit

Forget about the fact that the "once-in-a-century event" couldn't have happened if Greenspan's Fed hadn't:

* Turned its cheek and allowed massive fraud

* Acted as cheerleader in chief for unregulated use of derivatives (see this and this)

* And for subprime loans

* Argued that economists had conquered the business cycle, and that modern, technologically advanced financial markets are best left to police themselves

* Preached that a new bubble be blown every time the last one bursts

* Kept interest rates too low

* And did alot of other hinky things

Mar 26 13:51

Keiser Report No28: Markets! Finance! Scandal! - We Are Heading To worst times then the 1930's

This time Max Keiser and co-host Stacy Herbert look at the scandals of the Nobel Prize winner that threatens the world; the US paying more than Buffett, and the big ambitions behind 12,000 calories per day. Keiser also talks to Helen Skopis of Athens International Radio about the Greek debt crisis

Mar 26 13:47


The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff has warned congress about the danger Israel poses to America’s well being. General Petraeus says Israel is a danger to our troops and our National Security…Is congress listening?

Hell no. I write this article hoping us–WE THE PEOPLE–will finally stand up and hold the WHORES in congress accountable for our men and women who are dying for the state of Israel.

Mar 26 13:46

Help! I’ve Been Taxed and I Can’t Get Up

Help! I’ve Been Taxed and I Can’t Get Up

Like many of you, the passage of the healthcare bill wasn’t met with the popping of champagne in my house. I found myself chanting “Uncle Sam, Uncle Sham” as the day wore on. Higher taxes and other major changes are headed our way. And yet, I think there’s something in the bill that’s even more dastardly.


Mar 26 13:12

Israel's path to total war

Jul 18, 2006
Israel's path to total war
By Kaveh L Afrasiabi
"The White House-led masterly mischaracterization of the chronology of events culminating in the widening war show how nicely adapted are the standards of public relations that serve the Israeli war machine, currently pressing hard to pave the road for a future attack on Iran, by either the US or Israel itself, without the fear of any retaliation through Lebanon, thus depriving Iran of one of its multiple lines of defense.
Little wonder, then, that the pro-Israeli pundits in Washington are wasting no time in pushing for an attack on Iran. "Why wait?" asks William Kristol of the Standard Weekly, rationalizing his warmongering bid in the form of "It is our war, too.""

Mar 26 13:07

Ill. Gov: Pension Revamp a 'Political Earthquake'

Legislation to trim Illinois pension costs amounts to a ''political earthquake'' that proves state government is willing to tighten its belt as it asks more of taxpayers, Gov. Pat Quinn said Thursday.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"They are coming for your retirement money next!" -- George Carlin

Mar 26 13:05

Mortgage delinquencies rise to nearly 14 percent

Webmaster's Commentary: 

There is no economic recovery.

There is no economic recovery.

There is no economic recovery.

The US Federal Government is lying to you when it says there is.

They don't know how to fix it.

They are not even trying.

The bovine excrement about recovery they are feeding to you is to keep you from tarring and feathering the greedy bastards while they strip-mine what is left of the carcass of this nation as it trashes in its death-throes.

Mar 26 12:34

Dot Connector Magazine

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Yes, I am plugging it because I am in it. I am sure you understand. And if you don't, suffer. :)

Mar 26 12:11

South Korean navy ship sinks, North link played down

A South Korean naval ship sank near the disputed maritime border with North Korea, killing some of the more than 100 crew on board, but officials played down suggestions that it may have been attacked by the North.

Mar 26 11:34

Taiwan president calls security alert after Korean clash

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It occurs to me that if an asteroid were to hit the Earth right now, it would probably be misinterpreted as an attack and the reaction of the human race would be to promptly nuke itself to death!

Mar 26 11:31


Products from Israeli settlements on occupied territory do not qualify for preferential trade treatment under Israel’s trade agreement with the European Community, says European Court of Justice.

So, how would an Israeli owned salad company that operates in the settlements get around this ruling?



Mar 26 11:30


Every year, Jews throughout the world celebrate Passover, known as the Festival of Freedom. This year it starts Monday night at sundown. It commemorates the freeing of the Hebrew slaves in Egypt and their deliverance to the ‘Promised Land’.

BUT….. are they free? Are they enjoying a life in a democratic society? Are they not inflicting suffering on other peoples? What is even worse is that we see those that suffered themselves defending these policies, instead of being in the forefront of those opposing them. Why would a Sharansky, a man that supposedly suffered because he is a Jew, be willing to inflict suffering on another people? Why would a Wiesel, a man that has made millions of dollars writing about his suffering, also be a spokesman for the evildoers?

Mar 26 11:07

FLASHBACK - March 10 - US and S Korea begin war games

Thousands of troops from the US and South Korea have begun 10 days of joint military exercises, despite threats of reprisals from North Korea which has denounced the annual drill as a rehearsal for invasion.

Some 18,000 American and an undisclosed number of South Korean troops began the exercise on Monday, military officials from both sides said.

Mar 26 10:58

Israel could use tactical nukes on Iran: thinktank

Deeply concerned as it is by the risk of a nuclear-armed Iran, Israel has never even hinted at using atomic weapons to forestall the perceived threat.

But now a respected Washington think tank has said that low-radioactive yield "tactical" nuclear warheads would be one way for the Israelis to destroy Iranian uranium enrichment plants in remote, dug-in fortifications.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

One wonders if we are supposed to thank CSIS for their magnificent grasp of the obvious; but if Israel attacks Iran with nuclear weapons, then what?!?

1. There is no such thing as a "clean" nuclear strike.

2. The Iranian military is well-armed and well-supplied. The counter-attack would be fierce.

3. Israel may well be able to initiate such an attack, but most likely cannot end it without US military assistance.

4. Russia and China may well come into the fray on the side of Iran.

5. Russia and China do have nuclear weapons.

World War III, anyone?!?

Mar 26 10:57

Swarm of Bacteria Builds Tiny Pyramid

A robotic micro-assembly process relies on several thousand flagellated bacteria acting as micro-workers to build a pyramidal structure. Work presented at IROS '09 by Sylvain Martel and Mahmood Mohammadi from the NanoRobotics Laboratory, École Polytechnique de Montréal, Canada.
Webmaster's Commentary: 

And the really good news is that Pharaoh doesn't even have to promise them an afterlife to trick them into working for him!

Seriously, this is a cool technology and opens the door to non-intrusive nano-surgeries.

Mar 26 10:48

After health care vote, Stupak 11 request billions in earmarks

A day after Rep. Bart Stupak, D-Mich., and ten other House members compromised on their pro-life position to deliver the necessary yes-votes to pass health care reform, the "Stupak 11" released their fiscal year 2011 earmark requests, which total more than $4.7 billion--an average of $429 million worth of earmark requests for each lawmaker.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And this is how the laws get made in this land.

Mar 26 10:47

Jon Stewart, Dylan Ratigan: videos to understand financial & banking corruption, obvious solutions

*hyperlinks and 2 great videos at source*

The last professional polling numbers show that the most knowledgeable of Americans watch Jon Stewart’s Daily Show. The following two brief videos of Stewart and financial analyst Dylan Ratigan walk people through what is now disclosed legal investigation of the dark core of Wall Street financial fraud. Salute to my friend, Billy Vegas of PuppetGov, for posting the videos :)

I’ll summarize below the four best written analyses I’ve found, and highly recommend the visual explanation and analyses in the concluding videos.

From George Washington’s Blog:

Mar 26 10:46

New poll finds Obama tied with Anybody in 2012 vote

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Even Moi?!? :)

Mar 26 10:45

Contextualizing Oppositionalism, Charity and Negative Responsibility –

The recent disaster in Haiti makes a fine example of thinly-veiled racism masquerading under the guise of charity. After the horrific effects of the earthquake were beamed into livingrooms across the planet, millions of ‘altruists’ donated time, money, or resources to the people of Haiti. With their tax-deductable donations, they can assuage their guilty conscience and go back to enjoying the spoils of imperialism. Nowhere in the news coverage of Haiti will you find mention of the West’s role in the disaster. Nowhere will you find discussion of the American/Canadian/French-backed coup that toppled Haiti’s democratically-elected president. Nowhere in the popular press will you find discussion of the geopolitical context that underlies Haiti’s poverty.

Mar 26 10:45

State job situation improving, but jobless rate gets worse

Webmaster's Commentary: 

War is peace
Freedom is slavery
Ignorance is Strength
Warming is Cooling
Unemployment is Work

Mar 26 10:43

Oil rises to near $81 as US dollar weakens

Oil prices rose to near $81 a barrel Friday in Asia as the U.S. dollar weakened, making dollar-based commodities cheaper for investors with other currencies.

Mar 26 10:41

Unemployment benefits set to expire April 5

Unemployment benefits are set to expire for at least a week on April 5, as Congress plans to break for two weeks without agreeing on an extension of the program.

Last week, the House approved a $9 billion measure containing one-month extensions of unemployment insurance, COBRA health benefits and federal flood insurance. Senate Democrats hoped to have their chamber approve the same bill Thursday. But Republicans refused, complaining that the bill is not offset with spending cuts elsewhere.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Apparently, people not being able to house or feed their families when these benefits run out is too arcane a reality for most in the Senate to begin to comprehend.

Mar 26 10:41

SKorean ship sinks, deaths among sailors

The cause of the sinking was not immediately clear.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

In this most recent update, all mention of a possible torpedo and North Korea have been dropped.

Mar 26 10:39


For Israel’s hawkish premier, the issue is not halting illegal settlement expansion, but increasing it less conspicuously, writes Khalid Amayreh in Ramallah

Mar 26 10:37

Half of U.S. Home Loan Modifications Default Again

More than half of U.S. borrowers who received loan modifications on delinquent mortgages defaulted again after nine months, according to a federal report.

The re-default rate of loans modified in the first quarter of 2009 was 51.5 percent by the end of the year, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency and the Office of Thrift Supervision said in a joint report today. The figure, which measures payments at least 30 days late, climbed to 57.9 percent for changes made in the prior 12 months.

Mar 26 10:37

North Korea Threatens Nuclear Strikes on South, US

North Korea is threatening to unleash "unprecedented nuclear strikes" against South Korea and the U.S. as those two countries prepare for possible instability in the totalitarian communist state.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Translation: The war with Iran is a non-starter. so let's crank one up in Korea.

The bad news: There are really only two parts of the US within reach of North Korea's missiles and I am sitting on one of them.

Mar 26 10:35

Social Security to See Payout Exceed Pay-In This Year

The bursting of the real estate bubble and the ensuing recession have hurt jobs, home prices and now Social Security.

This year, the system will pay out more in benefits than it receives in payroll taxes, an important threshold it was not expected to cross until at least 2016, according to the Congressional Budget Office.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

For those of you nearing retirement age, who actually believed that there would be anything left in the social security system for you when you retired, from what you contributed during your working life, there most likely will be absolutely nothing.

Mar 26 10:31

Companies say health care costs hard to swallow

The health care overhaul will cost U.S. companies billions and make them more likely to drop prescription drug coverage for retirees because of a change in how the government subsidizes those benefits.

In the first two days after the law was signed, three major companies — Deere & Co., Caterpillar Inc. and Valero Energy — said they expect to take a total hit of $265 million to account for smaller tax deductions in the future.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Obamacare: it's all about raising taxes, and rationing care.

Mar 26 10:27

FLASHBACK - A Jewish Defector Warns America:

Benjamin H. Freedman was one of the most intriguing and amazing individuals of the 20th century.

Mr. Freedman, born in 1890, was a successful Jewish businessman of New York City who was at one time the principal owner of the Woodbury Soap Company. He broke with organized Jewry after the Judeo-Communist victory of 1945, and spent the remainder of his life and the great preponderance of his considerable fortune, at least 2.5 million dollars, exposing the Jewish tyranny which has enveloped the United States.

Mar 26 10:25

S.Korea navy opens fire after ship sunk: Yonhap

Mar 26 10:24

Administration Says Drone Strikes Are Legal and Necessary

Last night, the State Department's legal adviser, Harold Koh, delivered a keynote address to the American Society of International Law's annual meeting in Washington.

The bottom line was this: Lethal strikes against terrorists, including those involving unmanned drone aircraft, "comply with all applicable law, including the laws of war," Koh said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Apparently, Harold Koh didn't get the memo.

1. The US has never declared war against either Pakistan or Afghanistan. Only congress can declare war, which didn't happen with either country. Hence, we are not legally at war with either country.

2. Therefore, what is happening with the use of US drones is extrajudicial assassination; no judge, no jury, no due process, just assassination, pure and simple.

PS: Everything Nazi Germany did was considered "legal and necessary."

Mar 26 10:10

The McCain-Lieberman Police State Act

If enacted, it will advance what this writer addressed in a December 2007 article titled, "Police State America - A Look Back and Ahead," covering numerous Bush administration laws, Executive Orders (EOs), National and Homeland Security Presidential Directives, edicts, and various illegal acts targeting designated domestic and foreign adversaries, dissent, civil liberties, human rights, and other democratic freedoms.

Mar 26 10:08

Are Americans a Broken People? Why We've Stopped Fighting Back Against the Forces of Oppression

Can people become so broken that truths of how they are being screwed do not "set them free" but instead further demoralize them? Has such a demoralization happened in the United States?

Mar 26 10:06

N. Korea vows 'nuclear strikes' in latest threat

North Korea's military warned South Korea and the United States on Friday of "unprecedented nuclear strikes" over a report the two countries plan to prepare for possible instability in the totalitarian country.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Has the US decided to kick off WW3 in Korea instead of Iran?

Mar 26 10:06

Palestinian Families Expelled From Their Homes,Then Get Billed For It!

If you thought getting kicked out of your home was bad enough, think again.

In “Israel”, if you are expelled, do not be surprised if you get billed for it.

Mar 26 10:05

Outbreak of rare disease in the Netherlands

The Netherlands is grappling with an outbreak of a rare disease. It normally strikes farm animals, but it’s now sickening hundreds of people who have no contact with farms. While most people get something like the flu or pneumonia for a few weeks, some are sick for months, and a handful have died.

Mar 26 09:56

South Korean navy ship sinking, North suspected

A South Korean naval ship was sinking on Friday after possibly being hit by a North Korean torpedo and several sailors were killed, South Korean media reported.

A South Korean warship later fired at an unidentified vessel toward the north, indicating a possible attack, and the South's presidential Blue House was holding an emergency security meeting, the Yonhap news agency said.

"The ship appears to have begun sinking after an explosion at the rear of the ship," Yonhap quoted the South Korean Navy saying in a statement. "We have been unable to find the exact cause of the incident as of this moment."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Emphasis on "We have been unable to find the exact cause of the incident".

Does the phrase "Gulf of Tonkin" ring a bell?

Does the phrase "Israeli sub transits Suez Canal" ring a bell?

Mar 26 09:48


Claims that there is no law that establishes liability for an individual income tax have been made for years. Nevertheless, the courts have repeatedly ruled indictments for income tax prosecutions are valid with United States v Vroman, 975 F2d 669 (9th. Cir. 1992) being a prominent example. This academic writing is a challenge to the indictment for failure to allege a crime. It has been formatted as a Motion to Dismiss the Indictment based upon an analysis of the Vroman opinion with an adaptation for an ongoing Section 7206 prosecution (adaptable to other prosecutions). The conclusions of the Vroman court are proven to be spurious and do not concur with Supreme Court adjudication for Due Process, a Case, or the requirements for a valid indictment.

Mar 26 09:27

Bond Market Verdict: Treasuries Riskier Than Toilet Paper!

Bond investors are now viewing Treasuries as riskier than a vast array of corporate debt. They’d rather own bonds backed by sales of toilet paper than the full faith and credit of the United States. If that’s not a sign of how low we’ve sunk, I don’t know what is!

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Even before the National Strike, the financial world is getting the message; What happened in Iceland is starting to happen here in the United States. We The People refuse to be taxed to bail private companies out of the disasters caused by their own greed and stupidity.

Starting with the S&L Bailouts of the 1980s and again with last year's TARP, the US Government sent a message to the world's investors that the US was a safe place for their money if for no other reason than the US Taxpayers would be forced to make good on private business losses. Private corporations got the upsides and the taxpayers got the downsides. And it worked. Money stayed invested in the US even as US productivity declined. Very risky and reckless speculative behaviors were encouraged by the fact that the speculators didn't have to worry about the losses any longer. Wall Street was a casino that always paid winners and ordered the bell boys and bar girls to pick up the losses. Such a deal!

But things are different now. Those bell boys and bar girls have been taxed into poverty to pay for the excesses of Wall Street and Americans, like the Icelanders, are waking up to the reality that the people of a nation are NOT financially liable for the reckless behavior of corporate leaders. It is not constitutional for the government to tax the poor to give to the rich.

Right now, the US Government is seen as a more risky investment than Dairy Queen! The trustworthiness and credit worthiness of the US Government is badly fractured. The merest push will topple it. And that is why you should seriously consider taking part in the National Strike schedules for April 15th through the 18th and by strike we do not mean just simply staying at home and not taking part in the economy, but getting out in public, being visible, and shouting to the world, "WE WILL NOT PAY FOR WALL STREET'S LOSSES ANY MORE!"

The rich boys are getting the message.

Mar 26 09:24

20 Ways ObamaCare Will Take Away Our Freedoms

You are young and healthy and want to pay for insurance that reflects that status? Tough. You’ll have to pay for premiums that cover not only you, but also the guy who smokes three packs a day, drink a gallon of whiskey and eats chicken fat off the floor. That’s because insurance companies will no longer be able to underwrite on the basis of a person’s health status.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Now that IS socialism!

Mar 26 09:22

WIKILEAKS - Petreus Snuff Film leads to Keystone Kops Harrasment in Iceland

WikiLeaks is currently under an aggressive US and Icelandic surveillance operation. Following/photographing/filming/detaining.

If anything happens to us, you know why: it is our Apr 5 film. And you know who is responsible.

Two under State Dep diplomatic cover followed our editor from Iceland to http://skup.no on Thursday.

One related person was detained for 22 hours. Computer's seized.That's http://www.skup.no

We have been shown secret photos of our production meetings and been asked specific questions during detention related to the airstrike.

We have airline records of the State Dep/CIA tails. Don't think you can get away with it. You cannot. This is WikiLeaks.

Mar 26 09:18

The Shadow Government's Healthcare Bill Rules

Divinity students spend years in college studying the detailed summaries that highlight the major points in the 1,300 page Bible, and still not cover it all. Does the above gentleman really think Obama can be briefed on something the size of ten novels, or two Bibles, in a month or so, especially considering all the other thousands of pages of Executive Orders (written for him) that he signs, or the thousands of pages of regulations that are annually issued by Executive Branch agencies?

Mar 26 09:06

U.S. must stop spying on WikiLeaks

Over the last few years, WikiLeaks has been the subject of hostile acts by security organizations. In the developing world, these range from the appalling assassination of two related human rights lawyers in Nairobi last March (an armed attack on my compound there in 2007 is still unattributed) to an unsuccessful mass attack by Chinese computers on our servers in Stockholm, after we published photos of murders in Tibet. In the West this has ranged from the overt, the head of Germany's foreign intelligence service, the BND, threatening to prosecute us unless we removed a report on CIA activity in Kosovo, to the covert, to an ambush by a "James Bond" character in a Luxembourg car park, an event that ended with a mere "we think it would be in your interest to...".

Mar 26 09:05

Source: Patriot Act May Be Used Against Tea Party Activists

A federal intelligence source reported in an interview last evening that the FBI and the Department of Homeland Security have been called in to “actively investigate incidents of violence and threats” made to at least ten Democrats and one Republican lawmaker since Sunday. Their involvement was reportedly requested by top House leadership and one unnamed, high-level White House official. According to this source, who agreed to speak to this writer under the strict condition of anonymity, “a ‘watch list’ has already been created that specifically names and turns their focus on various pro-life and tea-party organizations and individuals who are considered a threat to domestic security, continuity of government operations, and to the lives of lawmakers and their families.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Get ready for a false-flag attack on a member of Congress to be followed by the suspension of what remains of the Bill of Rights!

Mar 26 09:03

Child Obesity in America: "Mommy, Mommy! Why Am I Fat?"

It seems morbid that national security is Michelle Obama's primary concern regarding obesity in American children. After all, raising healthy American children to become dead American soldiers doesn't seem like a viable health care objective. But aside from that, poverty is directly correlated with obesity in Americans of all ages. So isn't American poverty an even worse security threat than American obesity?

Mar 26 08:59

Priest to move after allegations

A priest accused of child abuse in Derry is to be moved out of the parochial house in Strabane.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Is there room in the Tower?

Mar 26 08:58

Priest 'stitched-up'

Fr Declan Boland, parish priest of Strabane spoke out this week after details of Derry priest Fr John McCullagh's alleged crimes surfaced along with the revelation that he has been living locally for almost a decade.

A woman alleged to a national newspaper that she had been sexually abused by Fr McCullagh over a ten year period, starting in 1979.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"I mean, really a woman! Now that is just plain SICK!!!"

Mar 26 08:57

A London trader walks the CFTC through a silver manipulation in advance

GATA Director Adrian Douglas was contacted by a whistleblower by the name of Andrew Maguire. Maguire is a metals trader in London. He has been told first-hand by traders working for JPMorganChase that JPMorganChase manipulates the precious metals markets, and they have bragged to how they make money doing so.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"We make money the old fashioned way. We screw the hell out of other people for it!"

Mar 26 08:55

Thomas More Law Center Files Court Challenge to Obama Health Care Plan

Moments after President Obama signed the so-called health care reform bill into law in a televised White House ceremony, the Thomas More Law Center, a national public interest law firm based in Ann Arbor Michigan, filed a federal lawsuit challenging its constitutionality in the Federal District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan.

The purpose of the lawsuit is to permanently enjoin enforcement of the new health care legislation.

Mar 26 08:54

Obama snubbed Netanyahu for dinner with Michelle and the girls, Israelis claim

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is just political theater. The whole world sees the US as Israel's bitch right now, which has destroyed any credibility the US has left in terms of being an unbiased arbiter in the middle east. This pretense at a diplomatic split is just for show, to make it look like the US is free of Israel's control (to save Israel from the backlash when Israel orders the US to attack Iran), but let us look at what they are DOING rather than what they are saying.

The United Nations Human Rights Commission just passed five resolutions criticizing Israel for their war crimes against the Palestinians in Operation CAST LEAD. The United States voted against all five. Does that sound like there is really a split between the US and Israel?

Yesterday, in the middle of this pretend kerfuffle, the US and Israel reached a new arms deal in which more modern US weapons, ultimately paid for by the US taxpayers, are on their way to Israel for Israel to use against its neighbors. Does that sound like there is really a split between the US and Israel?

Today Netenyahu's office is saying that the building of Jewish settlements in East Jerusalem will continue, and is implying White House permission to do so. Does that sound like there is really a split between the US and Israel?\

Mar 26 08:51

I, Psychopath

"n this intriguing documentary, Sam Vaknin (an Israeli), a self-proclaimed psychopath, goes in search of a diagnosis. In a scientific first, he allows himself to undergo testing to find out if he was born without a conscience. He knows he’s narcissistic and cannot empathize with others. By his own admission, he’s pompous, grandiose, repulsive and contradictory, ruthless and devoid of scruples, capricious and unfathomable… but he believes, he’s not a bad person. What he is is indifferent…he couldn’t care less. Unless, of course, the topic is himself."

Mar 26 08:45

On the Multiple Death Threats I Have Recieved

The threats have come not from anonymous callers, but from identifiable people here in the United States who have put their threats in writing, to be carried out by their minions. I believe these people are delusional. They actually think they have a right to kill me, "for my own good".

Mar 26 08:45

The FBI is buying sniper weapons.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) intends to award a non-competitive, sole source purchase order to Anzio Ironworks Corporation, 1905 16th Street N, St. Petersburg, FL 33704 for two (2) Magfed 20mm Rifles and accessories in accordance with FAR 6.302-1, only one responsible source and no other supplies or services will satisfy agency requirements.

The FBI intends to procure the following items:

Magfed 20mm Rifle with Belgian Camo Overcoat finish. Includes bipod, brake, handguard, free floated barrel and case (Qty: 1 each)

Magfed 20mm Rifle with Navy NWV Camo Duracoat finish. Includes bipod, brake, handguard, free floated barrel and case (Qty: 1 each)

Non-firing bolt assemblies (Qty: 2 each)

Extra magazines (Qty: 4 each)

Suppressors in 20mm (Qty: 2 each)

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"This is the FBI. Come out with your hands up and show us your Obamacare card right the @#$% now!"

Mar 26 08:45

Bishop's Body Moved To Our Lady Of Guadalupe Church

Webmaster's Commentary: 

That won't fool the process servers!

Mar 26 08:42

Thanks for nothing, Mr. ‘Health Care Reform’ President

According to the good doctors, “Instead of eliminating the root of the problem -- the profit-driven, private health insurance industry -- this costly new legislation will enrich and further entrench these firms. The bill would require millions of Americans to buy private insurers’ defective products, and turn over to them vast amounts of public money.” Well, isn’t that special? And their claim is supported by facts, not empty rhetoric.

The doctors tell us, “Millions of middle-income Americans will be pressured to buy commercial health insurance policies costing up to 9.5 percent of their income but covering an average of just 70 percent of their medical expenses.” How about that? Nearly 10 percent higher premiums for less coverage.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Such a deal, already!!

Mar 26 08:37

Mass. foreclosures rise

Webmaster's Commentary: 

But we can still send weapons to Israel, paid for ultimately by the US taxpayer!

Mar 26 08:36

States shed government jobs as revenue plummets

Pennsylvania, Michigan and Washington shed government jobs last month, a result of shrinking state tax revenue that economists fear could weaken the recovery.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Does anyone in DC or the corporate media not understand that when revenues are shrinking THERE IS NO @#%$ING RECOVERY?!?!?

Mar 26 08:27

Holocaust soap claim angers Jewish groups

ewish groups in Montreal are denouncing a curiosity shop where a bar of soap allegedly made from Holocaust victims' fat is for sale.

The beige bar of soap, in a store on Montreal's Plateau-Mont-Royal, is inscribed with a swastika and displayed in a glass case with a card that says "Poland 1940."

The store owner – who is Jewish – claims the soap was "made out of people ... the fat of people," but he wouldn't grant an interview about his stock, explaining he thought it was important to display and sell such items to remember the Holocaust.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The reason Jewish groups are angry is that if that bar of soap is purchased and subjected to modern lab tests (and if I had the money I would do precisely that) what they would find is that it is a special low-fat soap made during the war when available fats were needed for feeding troops in winter, and that what little fat was in the soap came from pigs, not humans.

The soap story has already been discredited many times. The soap was stamped "RIF" which was claimed to stand for "Rein jüdisches Fett" or "Pure Jewish Fat" even though the middle letter was an "I" not a "J", and "RJF" stood for "Reichsstelle für Industrielle Fettversorgung", an industrial fat bureacracy.

But a good story is a good story and a necessary one to justify the theft of Palestine to a world that had told Hitler he was not allowed to steal Poland, and so the story was promoted throughout the controlled media until lab tests on other surviving bars of soap exposed the myth as nothing but wartime propaganda.

Mar 26 08:16

Debt Fears Send Rates Up

A sudden drop-off in investor demand for U.S. Treasury notes is raising questions about whether interest rates will finally begin a march higher—a climb that would jack up the government’s borrowing costs and spell trouble for the fragile housing market.

For months, investors have focused their attention on the debt crisis in Europe, but there are signs the spotlight is turning to the ability of the U.S. to finance its own budget deficit.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This government cannot get out of the financial mess it has created, in part because they gave away the high technology manufacturing that was the golden goose of our economy to foreign countries. Then, in a relentless capitulation to corporate donors, the financial markets were turned into an open air casino where long-term investment growth was eschewed for short term speculative manipulations.

In short the Federal Government could not have screwed up this economy more if they had intended to(and many think it was). Being a government no longer of the people, but of lawyers and bookkeepers, every solution they can think of it s new law or a new accounting trick, neither of which can address the real problems of loss of productivity. Toss in the crumbling of America's infrastructure on which production and transport of product depends and America has collapsed as an industrial power.

The Hopi people have a word, Koyaanisqatsi, which means life out of balance, crazy times, and more to the point, a state of life that demands immediate change. We are there. It is time for a change.

Unless there is a sudden and dramatic change in direction this nation is doomed. As a nation, we cannot afford to continue the wars we are now mired in. As a nation, we lack the manufacturing might to survive a new global war. As a nation we can no longer afford to support the oligarchs of Wall Street, Washington, and Tel Aviv, while the very structure of our nation crumbles into rubble and corrosion. As a nation we cannot allow ourselves to be looted with more hoaxes like human-caused global warming, or health care on the pay-now-wait-years-to-use system.

Above all we cannot afford the taxes we have now, let alone the higher taxes planned by the government. Taxes not only sap the wealth of the people, taxes sap the enthusiasm and energy of the people, who would be willing to work hard to rebuild the nation but balk at ever higher loads of work the benefits of which seem to flow everywhere but where it is needed. The embassies get million-dollar foreign crystal but our roads are crumbling. The President is shopping for a new Air Force 1 but half the schools are closed. The number of billionaires in the US doubled last near along with the number of homeless. The United States can send Israel billions of dollars in weapons but cannot keep its own people fed. It is one thing to get the people to work hard to build their own communities. It is unrealistic to demand that hard work to give away that wealth far over the horizon, no matter how many guns you point at them. This has been tried more times than can be counted throughout history and it always ends badly. Insanity is repeating the same behavior over and over again and expecting a different outcome.

Something has gone very wrong with this government. I no longer think it can be repaired. I did for the first 12 years I ran this website. But now I have come to a different conclusion about this government. It is hopelessly mired in its own greed and short-sightedness. It is broken and corrupted beyond salvage and the time has come to consider a replacement.

Mar 26 07:54

Bill Murphy of GATA Reveals Whistle-Blower in Gold Price Suppression

Bill Murphy, Chairman of the Gold Anti-Trust Action Committee delivers his testimony about a whistle-blower in the gold price suppression scheme to the Commodity Futures Trading Commission on 3/25/10.
Mar 26 07:30

U.N. rights council condemns Israel, U.S. opposes

U.N. rights council condemns Israel, U.S. opposes

GENEVA (Reuters) — The United Nations Human Rights Council passed three resolutions on Wednesday condemning Israel over its policies in occupied Palestinian and Syrian territories, but the United States voted against them all.A further resolution, calling for a fund to compensate Palestinians who suffered losses during Israel’s offensive in Gaza 14 months ago, is expected to be passed on Thursday.


Mar 26 07:28

Protesters Bring Coffin To Rep. Carnahan’s Home

Protesters Bring Coffin To Rep. Carnahan’s Home

Missouri press are reporting that Rep. Russ Carnahan’s (D-MO) home was targeted by protesters with a coffin over the weekend after he voted in support of the health care reform bill.