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"Since communism is the enemy, and peasants trying to improve themselves, priests with the slightest humanistic proclivity, and naturally anyone seriously challenging the status quo, are communists, they are also, by definition, enemies. In the National Security State, "enemies" are evil, a threat to "security," and must be treated accordingly. No form of violence is excessive in a war between the forces of good and evil. This is why in every NSS in Latin America, Church people having any dealings that involve trying to elevate the status of the poor are suspect and potential victims of unlimited violence ..." -- Edward Herman

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January 13, 2009

Jan 13 15:10

Obama's pro-Israel congressional welcome

None of this is surprising or new. It only amazes me that Americans expect us to take them seriously and not to laugh - or throw up - when they preach to us about promoting democracy.

Jan 13 15:10

Protesters close Beirut Starbucks branch

About one hundred demonstrators angry with Israel's offensive in the Gaza Strip shut down a Starbucks store Tuesday, shouting anti-Israel slogans and causing customers inside to flee.

The protest in Beirut is the latest of a series of demonstrations across the Arab world since Israel launched its offensive, designed to stop Hamas rocket fire into Israel, on Dec. 27; more than 900 Palestinians have been killed in the fighting.

The protesters said they targeted the store because they claim that Howard Schultz, the company's CEO, chairman and president, donates money to the Israeli military. A spokeswoman for the Seattle, Washington-based conglomerate called accusations Starbucks supports Israel "false" and said the political preferences of one of its employees has no bearing on the company's policies.

Jan 13 15:05

Gaza residents: IDF troops posing as Hamas men

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The original article at Ha'aretz has been deleted.

Jan 13 15:02

Why Wall Street could go to jail

Corporate officers were making reassuring statements about financial prospects just days before Armageddon hit their companies -- and investors' portfolios. Here's some prominent cases.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Book 'em, Dan-o!"


Jan 13 15:00

MORE NASTY AND REALLY HORRIBLE HAMAS TERRORISTS THAT ISREAL HAD TO KILL!

Jan 13 14:43

'No hard evidence in Mumbai dossier'

Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani says the dossier provided by India on the Mumbai attacks constitutes 'information' and not evidence.

"All that has been received formally from India is some information. I say information because these are not the evidence. This needs to be carefully examined," he told lawmakers in the National Assembly, the lower house of parliament, in Islamabad on Tuesday.

India has provided Pakistan data from satellite phones used by the attackers and what it describes as the confession of a surviving gunman, part of a dossier of evidence.

Jan 13 14:41

State Pensions’ $865 Billion Loss Affects New Workers

State governments from Rhode Island to California have run up estimated pension-fund losses of $865.1 billion, forcing some to cut benefits for new hires.

Assets for 109 state funds declined 37 percent to $1.46 trillion over the 14 months ended Dec. 16, according to the Center for Retirement Research at Boston College. The Standard & Poor’s 500 Index of stocks fell 41 percent in the period.

“Not a whole lot of people get too excited about pension funds,” Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter said in an interview. “But if you have to pay those costs, they do grab your attention.”

Jan 13 14:40

“We could hear their bodies burning”

"They wanted to burn us alive inside the house. There were 40 of us in there. Men, women, children,” she recalls of the second bombing. "We could hear their bodies burning."


Jan 13 14:38

Palestinian teen shot dead by settler

Nasser Awdi was killed near the town of Qalqilya when the settler opened fire at him from a passing car.

Jan 13 14:37

Warsaw Poland WWII 1944 Gaza Palestine today 2009

You want to stop terrorism do not participate in it.when you occupy land of the Palestinian they have all the right to rezist. Like Polish peole rezist Hitler and Stallin
It is time we all stood up to the liars in our media and in our congress, senate and in the White House and say, No more, no more—Israel must stop this barbarism, this Hitlerian behavior or must be condemned and cut off from any aid from the United States and its allies in the world.

Jan 13 14:37

The Slaughter will Continue after these Messages

Politics and reality.The two are woven like two disparate threads in to a garment that attempts to fit all. Belief in what comes out of the mouths of politicians is a flaw that has led to the justification of horrendous acts that ordinary people would never normally tolerate

Jan 13 14:35

Columnist: Draft is needed because we may have to invade Pakistan

Conservative columnist Tony Blankley foresees a dangerous future, in which the United States will be able to ensure its own survival only through a universal military draft and may routinely have to commit hundreds of thousands of troops to overseas excursions, including a potential invasion of Pakistan.


Jan 13 14:27

Iran aid ship coordinated to reach Gaza

An Iranian ship carrying humanitarian aid for Palestinians heads toward the Gaza Strip after obtaining required paperwork to dock.

Jan 13 14:23

Why It's Useless to Lobby Congress on Gaza

The U.S.A. is reportedly a democracy. It just had an election so Congress candidates made some effort to take the public pulse. And there are the polls. The Rasmussen poll on Dec. 31 reported that only a bare plurality of Americans supported Israel’s all out war on Gaza. Less than 1/3 of the triumphant Democratic voters support the attack and Rasmussen reports only 55% of them consider Israel to be a U.S. ally at all.

Jan 13 13:13

Slaves Of The Matrix

Supposedly, governments were invented to make human life easier and safer, but governments always end up enslaving humanity. When you look at a map of the world, you are not looking at countries, but farms. This video is not about a future that we fear, but a past that we are already living.

Jan 13 13:03

LIVE FROM GAZA ~~ DAY 18 OF THE ISRAELI BLITZKRIEG

Israeli military operation is still increasingly killing more
Palestinians mostly civilians. The victims are in contrary of the
announced aim of targeting militants. Around 370 of the victims are
children while 160 are women. Israeli Artillery intensified the
shelling scale leaving more victims and destruction.
This is a new report for the 18th day of Gaza War and the outcomes of Israeli invasion.


Jan 13 13:03

Dead Babies and the death of the American Dream

For two weeks now I have been spending a lot of time watching dead babies on television.

Dead children, too. And dead women. And dead old men. And dead young men.

And bleeding, maimed, mutilated, screaming people of all ages and both sexes.

Disfigured women lying in pools of blood. Children with part of their faces missing.

You're not allowed to see what I've been watching.

The zionist-controlled U.S. corporate media won't let you. Lucky you.

Jan 13 12:59

Cross-party fury of MPs at Israel

BRITISH MPs yesterday lined up to give their strongest condemnation yet of Israel's actions in Gaza, branding Ehud Olmert's government "mass murderers" and calling for the country to face sanctions.
David Miliband, the Foreign Secretary, faced cross-party demands for Israel's ambassador to be expelled from London and for Britain to recall its representative from Tel Aviv.

The strongest criticism in the one hour session, that followed a statement from the Foreign Secretary, came from Sir Gerald Kaufman, a former Labour minister, who is Jewish.

Directing his fury at the Israeli prime minister, foreign minister and defence minister, he said: "Olmert, (Tzipi] Livni and (Ehud] Barak are mass murderers, war criminals and bring shame on the Jewish people whose Star of David they use as a badge in Gaza."

He suggested the British government would have taken a more strident tone if it had been Hamas who had "slaughtered 900 Israelis".

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And he is right!

Jan 13 12:58

So, tell me something. Do you have a housekeeper? Tiny Tim Geithner does.

Senator Grassley Raises Questions on Geithner Pick, WSJ Says

Brad Skillman | Bloomberg

Jan. 13 (Bloomberg) -- Senator Charles Grassley, a Republican from Iowa, is raising questions about the immigration status of a housekeeper that worked for Treasury Secretary nominee Tim Geithner, [ Obama's Treasury Secretary pick] the Wall Street Journal reported on its Web site.

Jan 13 12:58

ISRAEL DENIES INTERFERING WITH IRANIAN AID SHIP

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Okay, then where is it?


Jan 13 12:51

RELINK - THE LIE OF THE CENTURY

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I am relinking this page because to judge by articles like the one from Newsmax below, Israel is getting ready to crank up the lie that Iran has nuclear weapons in order to justify an attack.

The reason for the rush is simple. Right now, if Israel attacks Iran, Iran would have to fight through Iraq just to reach Israel, which means YOUR kids getting killed to protect Israel from retaliation. Obama is (finally) starting to show indications of reversing most of Bush's militant and torture policies, which means Israel cannot rely on having American bullet-stoppers standing on the road from Tehran to Tel Aviv from behind which they can attack other nations with impunity.

If there is to be a war with Iran it must happen now, not for the reasons given by Newsmax but because Israel's favorite way to wage war is to trick other people into doing the fighting and dying for them!

Jan 13 12:44

The Time Clock Has Run Out: Israel Ready to Strike Iran

Informed sources in Washington tell Newsmax that Israel indeed will launch a strike against Iran’s nuclear facilities soon – possibly in just days as President George W. Bush prepares to leave office.

The reason: The time clock has begun to run out. Iran is close to acquiring a nuclear device under the control of its radical president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Prove it.

Jan 13 12:27

Israeli army 'shot at from Jordan'

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Desperately seeking a wider war.

Jan 13 12:26

British telecom firm severs ties with Israeli counterparts due to Gaza attacks

We request that believers of justice should email FreedomCall to congratulate them for not ignoring the suffering of the Palestinians and for putting ethics before profits and boycotting Israel. Also consider supporting them by using their products - among other things they do international phone cards.

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Email: cs@freedomcall.co.uk


Jan 13 12:24

Evolution of New Brain Area Allowed Small Motor Skills

A relatively new area of the brain's cerebral cortex evolved to enable humans and other primates the necessary small motor skills to pick up small objects and deftly use tools, scientists now say.

Jan 13 11:30

Israeli politician calls for nuclear strike on Gaza

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Israel just admitted that they have nuclear weapons.

Jan 13 11:23

Israel Fakes Rocket-Fire Fatalities in Order to Launch Offensive Against Palestinians

For years there were no fatalities in Israel from the thousands of rockets fired over the border from Gaza, but after the Israeli Defense Forces launched a major offensive on December 27th against the Hamas militants responsible for the missiles, suddenly Hamas "got lucky," killing four people in Israel in three days.

But---Cui bono---it was Israel who needed Jewish fatalities to justify its aggression against the Palestinians of Gaza, and I submit an examination of the public record, along with a little common sense, will prove that Israel either faked these deaths or was actually responsible for the killings themselves.

Jan 13 11:22

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Jan 13 11:06

No need for condoms – GE corn can do the job

India — New research from Austria shows that a commercial strain of Monsanto-made GE corn causes mice to have fewer and weaker babies. What is this doing to human fertility?

Regulators around the world said Monsanto’s GE corn was as safe as non-GE strains.

It has been approved in many countries and regions including the US, the EU, Argentina, Japan, Philippines and South Africa.

China approved the GE corn for animal feed back in 2005.

Until this research, under the Austrian Ministries for Agriculture and Health, none of the regulators had seriously questioned the safety of Monsanto's GE corn.

The biotech industry is playing a game of genetic roulette with our food and with our health.

Jan 13 10:48

Glimpse Before Big Bang Possible

The universe appears to be lopsided, and a new model that aims to explain this anomaly could offer a glimpse of what happened before the birth of it all.

Jan 13 10:37

Using mouthwash could increase risk of cancer by nine times, claim scientists

MOUTHWASHES containing alcohol can cause oral cancer and should be removed from supermarket shelves, a dental health study claims.

Scientists say there is now "sufficient evidence" that such mouthwashes contribute to an increased risk of the disease.

The ethanol in mouthwash is thought to allow cancer-causing substances to permeate the lining of the mouth.

Jan 13 10:17

Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 drives failing

SEAGATE'S FLAGSHIP desktop Barracuda 7200.11 drives, in particular the 1TB (ST31000340AS) units, are failing at an alarming rate and prompting outrage from their faithful customers.

A new self-bricking feature apparently resides in faulty firmware microcode which will rear its ugly head sometime at boot detection. Essentially the drive will be working as normal for a while, then - out of the blue - it'll brick itself to death. The next time you reboot your computer the drive will simply lock itself up as a failsafe and won't be detected by the BIOS. In other words, there's power, spin-up, but no detection to enable booting.

Jan 13 09:58

Report: Ice Age about to freeze out global warming

Based on a "large and compelling body of evidence from within the field of climate science," Pravda reports this week, "many sources of data which provide our knowledge base of long-term climate change" indicate that the current 12,000-year-long warming trend is coming to an end.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Can we blame Al Qaeda for this?" -- Al Bore

Jan 13 09:56

US Government denies story that Bush left podium to take Olmert call.

Olmert said he told Bush that the United States should not vote in favour, and the U.S. president then called Rice and told her not to do so.

A senior U.S. official disputed the account.

"The government of Israel does not make policy for the United States," the official said on condition of anonymity due to the sensitivity of the diplomacy.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Israel does not control the United States and I have Israel's permission to say so!" -- Official White Horse Souse

Jan 13 09:51

FOCUSED LETHALITY:Phosphorous Bomb Rain Over Northern Gaza

On Friday,PCHR,the Palestinian Center for Human Rights in Gaza accused in a statement, the Israelis of using phosphorous bombs over Gaza Strip.Raji Sourani, the chairman of PCHR, said that "This is not the first time we [PCHR] have documented the Israelis use of prohibited chemical weapons against the Gaza civilian population.The HRW Human Rights Watch senior analyst Marc Garlasco said in an interview on France Chanel 4 TV that .."Israeli artillery bursted fire of white phosphorous shells over Gaza City."Garlasco said .."I have been standing at the border for the last few days ,watching Israeli artillery firing white phosphorus shells into refugee camps".


Jan 13 09:45

LETTERS FROM GAZA

Thank you so much for your concern and your noble feelings, I really appreciate them. You can say that I am fine but my people are not, you can never even imagine the destruction and the horror we’re living in, circumstances are the worstest, we haven’t had electricity for two days, and we just got some. It’s actually 4 o’clock after midnight, and it is an awful night. F-16 planes are joining our children with their dreams or what have become, nightmares. Sorry, I have no words to describe the situation here. I am not sure whether you got my story [for a book I’m writing] translated or not but believe me, it’s nothing. nothing at all compared to this.

Jan 13 09:45

Starbucks Supports Israel

Chairman, president and CEO of Starbucks, Howard Schultz is a Jew who actively supports Israel through his multi-million dollar company.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I received an email claiming that the boycott story below about Starbuck's supporting Israel was a hoax, so I did a little digging
and this is just one of many articles I found.

Jan 13 09:41

Top 11 compounds in US drinking water

A comprehensive survey of the drinking water for more than 28 million Americans has detected the widespread but low-level presence of pharmaceuticals and hormonally active chemicals.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Note the "mood stabilizing" and tranquilizing drugs in the list.

Wonder why Americans seem unable to get angry over what the government is doing?

Jan 13 09:38

Bank of England secret money printing

The Bank of England will be able to print extra money without having legally to declare it under new plans which will heighten fears that the Government will secretly pump extra cash into the economy.

The Government is set to throw out the 165-year-old law that obliges the Bank to publish a weekly account of its balance sheet -- a move that will allow it theoretically to embark covertly on so-called quantitative easing. The Banking Bill, which is currently passing through Parliament, abolishes a key section of the law laid down by Robert Peel's Government in 1844 that originally granted the Bank the sole right to print UK money.

Jan 13 09:36

The New York Times and the Gaza crisis: Israeli war propaganda in the guise of news

The New York Times is the leading media organ of US liberalism and is closely aligned to the Democratic Party. In recent days it has planted a series of propaganda pieces disguised as news articles, which aim to justify Israel’s war crimes in Gaza.

These articles appear in the context of worldwide revulsion at the criminal methods Israel is using in the densely populated Gaza strip, home to 1.4 million people. So far, more than 900 Palestinians have been killed, about half of them civilians, and thousands more have been wounded in an Israeli air, sea and ground assault that is utilizing advanced weapons supplied by the United States against a virtually defenseless population.

Jan 13 09:32

S.E.C. Choice Is Sued Over a Merger of Regulators

Mary L. Schapiro, who appears this week at a confirmation hearing on her selection to head the Securities and Exchange Commission, has been accused in two lawsuits of making misleading statements to quickly complete a merger of regulatory organizations after which she received a 57 percent raise in her pay.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Another embarrassment for Obama's transition.

Jan 13 09:23

THANK YOU JOHN STEWART

Webmaster's Commentary: 

WEBSITE WHERE YOU CAN THANK JON STEWART FOR HIS GAZA STANCE!

Jan 13 09:19

IDF soldier seriously hurt in Gaza, possibly by friendly fire

Four Israel Defense Forces soldiers were wounded on Monday, one of them seriously, as Israeli forces pressed on into the 17th day of an offensive aimed at destroying Hamas terror infrastructure in the Gaza Strip.

The four IDF paratroopers were wounded in an incident in northern Gaza, three of them sustaining minor injuries. The military launched an investigation into the incident, examining the possibility that they were wounded by IDF fire.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Don't invade other peoples' countries. Your own guys will probably shoot you by mistake.

Jan 13 09:17

Life As We Know It Nearly Created in Lab

Webmaster's Commentary: 

But the boss walked in on us before we could finish!

Jan 13 09:14

Bernanke wants to impoverish all Americans, Give banks more trillions to enslave us all

Economic rescue package may not be enough, Bernanke tells Obama

guardian.co.uk, Tuesday 13 January 2009 | Heather Stewart

Ben Bernanke, chairman of the US Federal Reserve, has warned Barack Obama to be ready to take fresh action to bail out America's banks if the world economy is to recover.

With the price of many assets still plunging, he said the $250bn programme for recapitalising America's banks might not be enough, and "more capital injections and guarantees may become necessary to ensure stability and the normalisation of credit markets".

Jan 13 09:13

Israel's Olmert: Rice embarrassed over UN vote

Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said he called President George W. Bush to seek an abstention from the U.S., a key Israeli ally at the United Nations.

"I said: 'Get me President Bush on the phone,'" Olmert said in a speech in the southern Israeli city of Ashkelon. "They said he was in the middle of giving a speech in Philadelphia. I said I didn't care: 'I need to talk to him now.' He got off the podium and spoke to me."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I am going to hit this one hard and I ask that you do the same.

George Bush could not be bothered to put down a copy my "My Pet Goat" on 9-11, but walks out on his own speech in Philadelphia when ordered to do so by Olmert.

That tells you what you and every other American needs to know about the "Special Relationship" with Israel.

Jan 13 09:11

Israel Involved in the Somali Piracy of MV FAINA? Revelations from Yemen

"Nyna Karpachyova, the Ukrainian parliament's human rights ombudsman, said that the real owner of the weapon-ship is an Israeli citizen with the name Vadim Alperin (alias Vadim Oltrena). It is extremely rare for ships to be registered to individual investors such as Mr Alperin. Vadim Alperin was further investigated to have acquired this ship from a Russian state auction during the era of Boris Yeltsin. The ship was refurbished and later conveniently registered to fly the Belize flag. Other ships by the same owner where found to be operating as casinos including one based in the Gulf to entertain rich Arab clients. Vadim Alperin was once quoted to be a "Mossad brother" running a number of clandestine front companies including one Kenyan Meat export company enjoying "good trade" with middle eastern countries, but covertly used for gathering intelligence from countries such as Egypt, Jordan and Saudi Arabia".

Jan 13 09:06

Rice shame-faced by Bush over UN Gaza vote: Olmert

"I said 'get me President Bush on the phone'. They said he was in the middle of giving a speech in Philadelphia. I said I didn't care. 'I need to talk to him now'. He got off the podium and spoke to me.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So, President Bush could not be bothered to put down his copy of "My Pet Goat" on 9-11, but is perfectly willing to interrupt his own speech when ordered to by Olmert.

"Every time we do something you tell me Americans will do
this and will do that. I want to tell you something very clear,
don't worry about American pressure on Israel, we, the Jewish
people control America, and the Americans know it." -- Aerial Sharon, to Shimon Peres, 3 October, 2001 as reported by Kol Yisrael radio

"Evidence linking these Israelis to 9/11 is classified. I cannot tell
you about evidence that has been gathered. It's classified information."
--
US official quoted in Carl Cameron's Fox News report on the Israeli spy ring and its connections to 9-11.

Jan 13 09:02

Pure Propaganda From the Papers of Record

The Israeli propaganda machine has called up its allies in the media and Congress to make sure that no one will condemn the invasion of Gaza, which has killed and wounded thousands of Palestinians, most of them civilians and many of them children. The pictures of small bodies lined up to be buried are convincing evidence that something is very wrong in Gaza, but leaders in Congress from both parties have nonetheless rallied to the cause of Israeli victimhood, putting all the blame for the conflict on the Palestinians.

Jan 13 09:02

Is Israel calling the shots on US foreign policy?

Olmert further elaborated how it worked. He spoke about how President Bush answered his call even though he was in the midst of giving a speech in Philadelphia.

He said, "I need to talk to Bush now. He got off the podium and spoke to me. He immediately called the Secretary of State and told her not to vote in favour."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Olmert's hubris has let the cat out of the bag and right now the citizens of every nation on Earth who wonder why their own governments are so supportive of the war crimes of Israel are wondering just how many subversives are at work in their own nations.

Jan 13 08:59

Live Free Or Die: Capitalism At Risk

The Federal Reserve (Fed) has gone beyond playing with fire, and may have indeed set the house on fire. It’s one thing to push interest rates to near zero to stimulate the economy; it’s another to “monetize the debt” by printing money to buy government debt.

Jan 13 08:58

Are Uncle Sam's Creditors heading for the exits?

In 2008 the credit crisis spread around the world like a virus. We saw individuals, companies and small countries go to the wall. Will 2009 be the year when U.S. creditors refuse to expose themselves to an ever increasing risk of default in order to protect their own economies ?

Jan 13 08:56

Catholics ordered to keep quiet over Virgin visions

Catholics who claim they have seen the Virgin Mary will be forced to remain silent about the apparitions until a team of psychologists, theologians, priests and exorcists have fully investigated their claims under new Vatican guidelines aimed at stamping out false claims of miracles.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

All the hysteria over burned toast and rusty trickles under freeway overpasses has been embarrassing, I guess!

Jan 13 08:55

US veterans sue CIA for alleged drug and mind control experiments

Instead of equipment testing, though, the Onslow county, North Carolina, native found himself in a bizarre, CIA-funded drug testing and mind-control programme, according to a lawsuit that he and five other veterans and Vietnam Veterans of America filed last week. The suit was filed in federal court in San Francisco against the US department of defence and the CIA.

The plaintiffs seek to force the government to contact all the subjects of the experiments and give them proper healthcare.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Obviously, the fact that you are here, right now, reading these words, proves that the mind control experiments failed!

Jan 13 08:53

9/11, two wars, Katrina: 'We had fun', says Bush

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Watching the torture was especially fun, although the way Dick Cheney kept breathing hard was a little distracting." -- Official White Horse Souse

Jan 13 08:52

Fans thank Jon Stewart for Gaza stance

Stewart then aired a clip of New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg expressing his strong support for the Israeli assault in Gaza.

"If you're in your apartment and some emotionally disturbed person is banging on your door, screaming, 'I'm going to come through this door and kill you!' do you want us to respond with one police officer, which is proportional, or with all the resources at our command?" Mayor Bloomberg said.

Stewart, who is expected to receive many complaints over his remarks, mocked the mayor along with US politicians who have voiced their support for the Israeli campaign.

"I guess it depends if I forced that guy to live in my hallway… and make him go through checkpoints every time he has to take a sh*t!" Stewart said.

Jan 13 08:45

Iran arrests four over 'CIA-backed plot'

Iranian authorities said Tuesday they arrested four citizens who were paid by the U.S. government to bring about a regime change.

Jan 13 08:44

Follow The Money: Was Part Of Bailout A "Bait And Switch?"

(It was the last act of outright theft and payback by George Bush on behalf of the people who selected him as president for eight years. The cost to each taxpayer nears $100,000 of money that could have been used for schools and US infrastructure. Bush paid off the military industrial complex with a few wars and now the banks and Wall Street with outright theft.)

Jan 13 08:43

CALL TO ACTION >>> BOYCOTT! BOYCOTT!! BOYCOTT!!!

McDonald’s and Starbucks have yesterday announced that they will be donating all profits from now until Sunday to Israeli war. Also, the producers of Adam Sandler’s new movie Bed Time Stories will be donating their profits to THE Zionist entity of Israel.

Jan 13 08:40

THE RIGHTEOUS JEWS OF TODAY

At Yad Vashem, in Jerusalem, there is an entire area dedicated to the memory of Righteous Gentiles. ‘The Righteous honored by Yad Vashem come from 44 countries; they are Christians from all denominations as well as Muslims, religious and agnostic, men and women, people from all walks of life, of all ages, educated professionals and illiterate peasants, rich and poor. The only common denominator is the humanity and the courage they displayed by standing up for their moral principles.’

Today, we see a new phenomenon, Righteous Jews, standing up and displaying THEIR moral principles against the massacre of Palestinians in Gaza by the so-called ‘Jewish State’…… Jews that proudly and bravely say to the world, to Israel in particular,
NOT IN MY NAME!

Jan 13 08:39

TODAY’S TOON ~~ NOBEL PIECE PRIZE

Jan 13 08:38

Bail denied for $100 million pyramid scheme suspect

Relatives and close friends turned out in force Wednesday to support Joseph Shereshevsky 's request for release on bond.

At the end of a three-hour detention hearing, Miller ordered the co-owner of the investment firm to remain in custody until his arraignment on charges of securities fraud.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So why does Madoff get a free pass here?

Jan 13 08:33

Olmert: I got Bush to ‘shame’ Rice

"In the night between Thursday and Friday, when the secretary of state wanted to lead the vote on a cease-fire at the Security Council, we did not want her to vote in favour," AFP quoted Olmert as saying. "I said 'get me President Bush on the phone'. They said he was in the middle of giving a speech in Philadelphia. I said I didn't care. 'I need to talk to him now'. He got off the podium and spoke to me. I told him the United States could not vote in favor. It cannot vote in favor of such a resolution. He immediately called the secretary of state and told her not to vote in favor."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Okay folks, pay attention. Olmert phones and says "Get me Bush" and Bush steps away from the podium at his own speech in Philadelphia to take the call and then forward orders to Condi Rice.

This is the SAME George Bush that could not be bothered to put down "My Pet Goat" on 9-11 to go defend the United States!!!!!!

Olmert's braggadocio has just advertised to the world that Ariel Sharon was telling the factual truth when he said the Jewish people control America!

Jan 13 08:33

Warning that Irish house prices may fall by 80%

LAURA SLATTERY | IRISHTIMES.COM | Tues, Jan 13, 2009

HOUSING MARKET: IRELAND WILL see more demolition than construction of houses over the next decade, as the economy struggles to recover from the collapse of the housing market and the emergence of “zombie” banks, UCD economist Morgan Kelly told the conference.

In a presentation that drew several collective intakes of breath, Mr Kelly predicted that house prices would fall by 80 per cent from peak to trough in real terms.

Jan 13 08:29

(Video) "How American News Media Works" (shows the default, pro-Israel bias in mainstream media)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JZw7dBZFCVM

The above link is actually part 1 of a 3 part series. You can view all 3 parts at this link:

http://www.youtube.com/profile_video_blog?user=AntiHypocrisy

Note that Part 1 is at the bottom of the list and Part 3 is at the top.

Jan 13 08:26

Iran Says Uncovers U.S.-Backed Plot

Iran has arrested four Iranians accused of involvement in a U.S.-financed plot aimed at toppling its Islamic system of government, the judiciary said on Tuesday.

The announcement came a week before the inauguration of Barack Obama as U.S. president. In a shift from George W. Bush's approach, he has pledged to increase diplomatic efforts to engage Iran and talk directly to its leaders.

Jan 13 08:18

ISRAEL BLOCKS AID SHIP FROM REACHING GAZA!

"An Iranian ship that was carrying foodstuff and medicine was stopped by the Zionist regime's navy 20 miles off the coast of Gaza," radio reported, adding that the ship had left the Iranian port of Bandar Abbas 13 days earlier.

Jan 13 08:16

Photos of some of the 300 Hamas terrorists killed by Israel in Gaza

Jan 13 08:15

FLASHBACK - Robert Fisk: Why do they hate the West so much, we will ask

Have we forgotten the 17,500 dead – almost all civilians, most of them children and women – in Israel's 1982 invasion of Lebanon; the 1,700 Palestinian civilian dead in the Sabra-Chatila massacre; the 1996 Qana massacre of 106 Lebanese civilian refugees, more than half of them children, at a UN base; the massacre of the Marwahin refugees who were ordered from their homes by the Israelis in 2006 then slaughtered by an Israeli helicopter crew; the 1,000 dead of that same 2006 bombardment and Lebanese invasion, almost all of them civilians?

What is amazing is that so many Western leaders, so many presidents and prime ministers and, I fear, so many editors and journalists, bought the old lie; that Israelis take such great care to avoid civilian casualties. "Israel makes every possible effort to avoid civilian casualties," yet another Israeli ambassador said only hours before the Gaza massacre.

Jan 13 08:14

NWO Conspiracy Bullshit

Jan 13 08:11

Schumer and Patterson at a pro-Israeli terror rally

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There is a very clear difference between the pro Israel rallies and the peace rallies. The peace rallies all talk about peace. The pro-Israel rallies (like this one) are all filled with comments about killing off the entire Muslim world (so long as someone else has to go do it).

Jan 13 08:09

Israeli Sightseers Flock to Border to Watch Gaza Killings

They come with binoculars. They bring their families and take pictures. They rationalize away the deaths of hundreds of children by reasoning that “when they grow up they’ll also probably be terrorists.” Its like the fourth of July, only instead of watching fireworks and listening to crappy instrumental music on the radio they watch with barely restrained jubilation as their neighbors are killed under a heavy military bombardment and ground forces continue to pour deeper into the Gaza Strip.

The obsession with watching the violence unfold in the Gaza Strip is creeping-out even some of their fellow Israelis, who have dubbed the site “The Hill of Shame” and watch disapprovingly as others participate in Israel’s newest spectator sport.

Jan 13 08:08

Olmert Brags About Embarrassing Rice in UN Gaza Vote

A beaming Olmert then described telling President Bush “the US cannot possibly vote in favor of this resolution,” and spoke with pride of how embarrassed US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice was at having to abstain from voting for a resolution she helped to organize and gather support for.

The US abstention shocked diplomats, and made it easier for Israel to dismiss the ceasefire out of hand. At the time of the vote Rice declared that the United States supported the draft but could not vote for it because of their “special relationship” with Israel. Just days later Rice too was lashing out at the resolution as “unacceptable.”

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Israel is rubbing your nose in the fact that they control the United States.

"Every time we do something you tell me Americans will do
this and will do that. I want to tell you something very clear,
don't worry about American pressure on Israel, we, the Jewish
people control America, and the Americans know it." -- Aerial Sharon, to Shimon Peres, 3 October, 2001 as reported by Kol Yisrael radio

"Evidence linking these Israelis to 9/11 is classified. I cannot tell
you about evidence that has been gathered. It's classified information."
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US official quoted in Carl Cameron's Fox News report on the Israeli spy ring and its connections to 9-11.

Jan 13 08:04

Dick Cheney warns of security risk if Barack Obama bans waterboarding

US president-elect Barack Obama will not allow waterboarding under his watch but outgoing Vice-President Dick Cheney said yesterday the simulated drowning technique that Mr Obama and others say is torture had helped the US stop terrorist attacks.

Jan 13 08:04

Olmert says called Bush to force change in U.N. vote

Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said a telephone call he made to U.S. President George W. Bush last week forced Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice to abstain in a U.N. vote on the Gaza war, leaving her "shamed."

Pouring on political bravado in a speech late Monday, Olmert said he demanded to talk to Bush with only 10 minutes to spare before a U.N. Security Council vote Thursday on a resolution opposed by Israel calling for an immediate cease-fire.

"When we saw that the secretary of state, for reasons we did not really understand, wanted to vote in favour of the U.N. resolution ... I looked for President Bush and they told me he was in Philadelphia making a speech," Olmert said.

"I said, 'I don't care. I have to talk to him now,'" Olmert said...

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"Yes SIR, Mr. Olmert, sir; right away, sir, Yessir. Yessir! Whatever you SAY, sir!!!!" (insert sounds of groveling)

Jan 13 08:02

44 to reverse 43's executive orders

President-elect Barack Obama is expected to move swiftly to reverse executive orders regarding torture of terror suspects, the military prison at Guantanamo Bay and other controversial security policies, sources close to his transition said, in dramatic gestures aimed at reversing President Bush’s accumulation of executive power.

Senator Russ Feingold (D-WI) said he’s been informed that President Obama will support his proposed legislation to make public some opinions from the Justice Department's Office of Legal Counsel, which issued some of the Bush Administration's most sweeping claims of executive power. Obama also has promised to limit President Bush's practice of using "signing statements" to amend legislation.

Jan 13 08:01

Headlines from hell

As a side bar, Columbia University Middle Eastern studies Professor Rashid Khalidi in his January 7 New York Timesop-ed piece, What You Don’t Know About Gaza, pointed out regarding the original cease-fire agreement: “Lifting the blockade, along with a cessation of rocket fire, was one of the key terms of the June cease-fire between Israel and Hamas. This accord led to a reduction in rockets fired from Gaza from hundreds in May and June to a total of less than 20 in the subsequent four months (according to Israeli government figures). The cease-fire broke down when Israeli forces launched major air and ground attacks in early November; six Hamas operatives were reported killed.” And Israeli said that rockets were fired from Gaza first as you may remember.

Jan 13 07:59

When the good news is the bad news.

U.S. Trade Deficit Narrows Most in 12 Years as Oil Prices, Demand Collapse

U.S. Trade Gap Narrows to 5-Year Low on Import Slump

Jan. 13 (Bloomberg) -- The U.S. trade deficit 29 percent in November, the most in 12 years, as tumbling oil prices and a slump in consumer spending slashed imports.

The gap shrank more than forecast to $40.4 billion, the smallest since November 2003, from a revised $56.7 billion in October, the Commerce Department said today in Washington. Americans bought 12 percent fewer goods and services from overseas, sending imports to the lowest level in three years.

Jan 13 07:59

Bush Justice Department sues Indiana city for discriminating against whites

The Bush Administration's Department of Justice announced Monday that they are suing the city of Gary, Indiana for discriminating against white people.

On Monday, the Justice Department announced a lawsuit against the Indiana city, alleging that six EMT technicians appear to have been hired on the basis of race alone in violation of the 1964 Civil Rights Act -- which was passed to combat discrimination against African Americans.

The suit alleges that the city told applicants that offers of employment would be based on the order they were ranked. But the city seems to have ignored their own ordering and instead hired several African American applicants who placed lower than the white applicants.

Each of the six who were hired ranked lower than the highest-ranking white applicant, the Justice Department wrote.

Jan 13 07:57

US businessman 'fakes own death'

A US businessman facing financial problems has apparently faked his own death by bailing out of his plane and letting it crash in a Florida swamp.

A rescue operation was launched when Marcus Schrenker made a distress call saying his plane's windscreen had imploded and he was bleeding.

Mr Schrenker, 38, is still missing, but thought to be alive and well.

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... and playing canasta with Ken Lay. No doubt they are keeping a seat open for Bernie Madoff.

Jan 13 07:34

Demands grow for Gaza war crimes investigation

Israel is facing growing demands from senior UN officials and human rights groups for an international war crimes investigation in Gaza over allegations such as the "reckless and indiscriminate" shelling of residential areas and use of Palestinian families as human shields by soldiers.

With the death toll from the 17-day Israeli assault on Gaza climbing above 900, pressure is increasing for an independent inquiry into specific incidents, such as the shelling of a UN school turned refugee centre where about 40 people died, as well as the question of whether the military tactics used by Israel systematically breached humanitarian law.

Jan 13 06:33

Wall Street caused oil price spike - 60 Minutes

Here is an interesting video news story from 60 Minutes that aired Jan. 12th 2009. It is being claimed that investment bankers speculating in the commodities markets were dramatically affecting the prices of crude oil and that the resulting price at the pump was due to the speculation and not supply and demand. In the end of the video it is stated that "regulatory lapses in the commodities markets that many believe fomented the rapid speculation in oil has still not been addressed although the incoming Obama administration has promised to do so." One has to wonder what kind of regulation on commodities will be coming and who will be doing the regulating. This appears to be another problem - reaction - solution scenario unfolding with the Federal Reserve grabbing more power.

RevolutionaryPolitcs.com

Jan 13 06:22

2000 Year Old Amazon Warrior Gets A Rapid Prototyping Face Lift

A 2000-year-old painted statue is being restored to her original glory by scientists from Warwick Manufacturing Group (WMG), an academic department of the University of Warwick, along with the University of Southampton and the Herculaneum Conservation Project.

Jan 13 06:14

Israel Is Losing This War

War – every war – is the realm of lies. Whether called propaganda or psychological warfare, everybody accepts that it is right to lie for one’s country. Anyone who speaks the truth runs the risk of being branded a traitor.

The trouble is that propaganda is most convincing for the propagandist himself. And after you convince yourself that a lie is the truth and falsification reality, you can no longer make rational decisions.

Jan 13 06:11

Many home turbines fall short of claims, warns study

Home wind turbines are generating a fraction of the energy promised by manufacturers, and in some cases use more electricity than they make, a report warns today. The results of what is thought to be the most comprehensive study undertaken of the industry show the worst performers provided just 41 watt-hours a day - less than the energy needed for a conventional lightbulb for an hour, or even to power the turbine's own electronics.

Jan 13 06:09

Credit Crisis Solutions That Should Scare The Hell Out Of You

Things are looking pretty bleak. There is bad news in housing, the stock market, commercial real estate, jobs, and wages . Unfortunately, no matter how bad things are, someone always comes along to propose a "solution" that is guaranteed to make the situation much worse. Please consider the following ideas.

Jan 13 06:08

No need for condoms – GE corn can do the job

New research from Austria shows that a commercial strain of Monsanto-made GE corn causes mice to have fewer and weaker babies. What is this doing to human fertility?

Jan 13 06:07

FEMA calls Founding Fathers THE 1st TERRORIST ORGANIZATION IN THE USA!

Jan 13 06:06

Demands grow for Gaza war crimes investigation

Israel is facing growing demands from senior UN officials and human rights groups for an international war crimes investigation in Gaza over allegations such as the "reckless and indiscriminate" shelling of residential areas and use of Palestinian families as human shields by soldiers.

Jan 13 06:05

U.S. mortgage meltdown linked to 2005 bankruptcy law

There’s no shortage of blame for the mortgage crisis that drove the economy into the ditch. But here’s a fresh culprit: the 2005 bankruptcy reform act, which was strongly pushed by the credit card industry.

Jan 13 06:04

The Middle Eastern Powder Keg Can Explode at Anytime

History does not lack a certain dose of irony. Both the Americans and the Soviets supported Saddam Hussein's Iraq as a counterweight against Iran. Nevertheless, the US was not willing to afford an Iraqi victory over the Ayatollahs in the Iraq-Iran war. The balance of power had to be preserved while at the same time containing the Iranians. So America (with some Israeli help) decided to sell weapons to Iran and then invest those profits in funding anti-Soviet covert operations all over the world. Israel's main motivation was to prevent Iraq from becoming a regional power. That is what the Israeli attack launched on Iraq's Osirak nuclear testing was all about.

Jan 13 06:01

IS ISRAEL EXECUTING HAMAS AND PALESTINIAN PRISONERS? WHO IS DOCUMENTING THE ISRAELI WARCRIMES?

Dr. Mustafa Barghouthi, secretary-general of the Palestinian National Initiative and Qaddoura Fares, head of the Palestinian Prisoners Society, have recently inferred that Palestinian prisoners taken by the Israelis are being executed after capture during the present invasion. There seems to be many unaccounted for fighters who Mr Fares says “…gives the army the opportunity to execute them, throw their bodies in the streets, and claim that they were killed in during clashes”.

Jan 13 06:00

Thoughts on Gaza

There is no question that war crimes are being committed, and that we and our government are complicit. What is most painful is to witness Israeli and US officials reading intentionally deceitful talking points that are designed to sophisticatedly mislead and mischaracterize. These are the most brazen crimes, even beyond those crimes of warfare, crimes of deep deceit.

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What is really educational is to read the comments to this article. It is obvious that the Megaphone crew are putting in overtime.

Jan 13 05:58

Might Does Not Make Wrong Right

Certainly, the question of Palestine or Israel has been one that is essentially moral first and foremost, a fundamental question many thought we could forever evade.

Is human life equally sacred? Or do we place discriminatory scale on people’s lives according to our own inclinations?
If the answer is human life is NOT equally sacred, then we are simply Nazis or fascists who do not fit in a civilized or human world. After all, there is nothing moral about selective morality.

Jan 13 05:57

An inside story of how the US magnified Palestinian suffering

A million and a half Palestinians are learning the hard way that democracy isn't so good if you vote the wrong way. In 2006, they elected Hamas when the US and Israel wanted them to support the more-moderate Fatah. As a result, having long ago lost their homes and property, Gazans have endured three years of embargo, crippling shortages of food and basic necessities, and total economic collapse.

We spoke again Saturday with three of our longtime Gazan contacts. They and their families, all Fatah supporters, were in their eleventh day without electricity, running water, or heat. They are cowering in cold basements trying to protect their children from the storm of explosions that is filling Shifa hospital with amputees and the dead. Our friends in Israel are likewise living in fear.

Jan 13 05:55

Our Collapsing Economy

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, nonfarm payroll employment declined by 3,445,000 from December 2007 through December 2008.

The collapse in employment is across the board.

Construction lost 520,000 jobs. Manufacturing lost 806,000 jobs. Trade, transportation and utilities lost 1,495,000 jobs (retail trade accounted for 1,120,000 of this loss). Financial activities lost 145,000 jobs. Professional and business services lost 713,000 jobs. Even government lost 188,000 jobs.

Only in health care and social assistance has the economy been able to eke out a few new jobs.

Many analysts believe the job losses will be as great or greater during 2009.

Jan 13 05:54

James Bamford on Democracy Now! - 10-14-2008

US Government hires Israel to spy on YOU!

Jan 13 05:50

Genius who wasted $1bn? My son Gary McKinnon was just looking for ET

If you believe the Pentagon and Nasa, Janis Sharp is the mother of an evil genius. Her son is Gary McKinnon, the Briton accused of the biggest hacking operation in US military history, and whose $1 billion wrecking spree through cyberspace – he says it was a quest to uncover evidence of alien life forms – has left his family in their own twilight zone.

Next week Mr McKinnon, 42, will have one last, desperate throw of the dice in the British courts to halt his extradition to America, where he faces up to 70 years in a high-security prison.

Having lost every appeal since his arrest six years ago, he has all but run out of lifelines. His mother is also running out of time to convince the authorities that far from trying to terrorise the US, the biggest computer hack of recent times was the result of her son’s Asperger’s syndrome.

Jan 13 05:46

LIVE REAL TIME VIDEO FROM GAZA - NEW LINK

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Jan 13 05:41

GAZA DAY 17: Afshin Rattansi & Christopher Gunness, UNRWA

Afshin Rattansi talks to Christopher Gunness from the United Nations Relief and Works Agency about Gaza.

Jan 13 05:26

Fmr. Senior CIA and U.S. Treasury Officials talk about AIPAC and Gaza

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Afshin Rattansi talks to former Director of the CIA's Regional and Political Analysis Unit, William Christison and Paul Craig Roberts, former Assistant U.S. Treasury Secretary, Paul Craig Roberts about the war on Gaza. With Jihan Hafiz, Press TV's correspondent in Washington DC.

Jan 13 05:25

Gaza now Israeli weapons testing lab?

Israel has turned Gaza into a research laboratory to test out its new "extremely nasty" weapons on Palestinians, a medical expert says.

After working for 10 days at the Shifa Hospital in the war-torn Palestinian territory, Dr. Mads Gilbert, a member of a Norwegian triage medical team in Gaza, blasted Israel for conducting experimental military work in the impoverished strip.

"There's a very strong suspicion I think that Gaza is now being used as a test laboratory for new weapons," Gilbert told reporters at Oslo's Gardermoen airport upon his return home on Monday.

Dr. Gilbert said the kinds of injuries he and his colleague Erik Fosse had seen during their ten-day aid work in Gaza had proven that Dense Inert Metal Explosives (DIME) was being used in the embattled territory.

Jan 13 04:12

Meshaal: Resistance is all we have in Gaza

Let the military campaign stop, let the Israelis withdraw, and let the rights of our people be admitted to, let them recognize our rights to live without a siege and closed border crossings, just like other humans, then we are ready to discuss a truce, just like we did before.

We will not accept a permanent truce, because it will take the right of resistance from the Palestinian people. The resistance is against occupation and military campaigns and therefore as long as occupation exists, resistance will too...

We will also not accept the interference of international forces because international forces will come only to protect Israel's security and any international force imposed will be considered as occupiers.

Jan 13 03:30

Wanted! Your Views On America's Space Program Goals

It's time to put your 21st century thinking cap because you've been invited to take part in a new study into why the U.S. has a space program.

Jan 13 03:27

4 Investing Pitfalls To Avoid In '09

2008 was a rough year for just about anyone who was invested in the stock market. The market’s recent upswings have given us a glimmer of hope that 2009 could be a better year. The last thing that you want to do is to make a decision that will set you back

January 12, 2009

Jan 12 19:01

Israel is targeting medics

Jan 12 19:00

Israeli soldier jailed over mutiny

An Israeli reservist has been sentenced to jail after refusing to fight in Gaza because of the killing of Palestinian civilians by the army.

Jan 12 18:59

FLASHBACK - Bush Jokes About Search for WMD, But It's No Laughing Matter for Critics

President George Bush sparked a political firestorm yesterday after making what many judged a tasteless and ill-judged joke about the failure to find weapons of mass destruction in Iraq.

He narrated a slide show, described as the White House election year album, making hay of the administration's reputation for secrecy and strained relations with European allies. But it was the joke about the war in Iraq that drew attacks.

Jan 12 18:58

Job losses accelerating to levels not seen since World War II

'If you get laid off ... God help your soul'

Jan 12 18:57

Saudi Arabia slams Israel's 'racist extermination' war

Saudi Arabia has denounced Israel for its "racist extermination" war on Palestinians in Gaza, and demanded international action to prevent a humanitarian disaster in the territory.

Jan 12 18:56

Jewish Leaders Rallying to Support Rubashkin

National Jewish leaders plan to hold a rally Monday afternoon at the Dubuque County Jail, in support of imprisoned businessman Sholom Rubashkin. They say Rubashkin is not a flight risk and that his imprisonment is unnecessary, excessive and discriminatory to all Jewish Americans.

Rubashkin was the CEO of Agriprocessors in Postville at the time of the immigration raid in May of last year. In September, he was charged with more than 9,000 violations of child labor laws. He's also charged with bank fraud and federal conspiracy charges of harboring illegal immigrants and aiding and abetting aggravated identity theft.

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And that's net even mentioning the meth lab found on the premises or the fact that two of Rubashkin's associates have vanished and are presumed out of the country.

And still the Jewish leaders flock to defend this guy, screaming "discrimination, discrimination!"

Time to remind everyone just how the ADL came into existence.

In 1913, a man named Leo Frank ran a pencil factory. After having his advances towards a 12 year old girl rebuffed, he raped and murdered her, then planned to dispose of the body in the factory furnace. But a watchman found the body, and a witness, a handy man, came forward. Leo Frank was tried before a jury of his peers and based on the witnesses, coupled with allegations of prior sex crimes and drug abuse, convicted and sentenced to death.

Frank's lawyers claimed anti-Semitism and appealed the case all the way to the United States Supreme Court. When the USSC rejected the appeal, Governor John Slaton (whose law partners were Frank's defense lawyers) was bribed to commute the death sentence to life in Prison, and Franks was moved to a private room at Milledgewillve prison, right next to the Warden's quarters and noticeably far more comfortable accommodations that those enjoyed by lesser prisoners. Frank enjoyed a comfortable existence at Milledgewillve until his throat was slashed by another prisoner who claimed Franks had tried to sodomize him.

One month later, a group of 25 men calling themselves the Knights of Mary Phagan broke into the prison and grabbed Franks. Two days later his body was found hanging from a tree.

The Franks case prompted the formation of the ADL, the Anti-Defamation League, whose avowed purpose was to protect Jewish people from punishment by claiming such punishment was always due to anti-Semitism. To this very day the ADL insists Franks was actually innocent and considers him a martyr to their cause.

We are seeing a repeat of that with the support shown Rubashkin and Madoff.

Jan 12 16:45

Who will save Israel from itself?

One by one the justifications given by Israel for its latest war in Gaza are unravelling.

The argument that this is a purely defensive war, launched only after Hamas broke a six-month ceasefire has been challenged, not just by observers in the know such as Jimmy Carter, the former US president who helped facilitate the truce, but by centre-right Israeli intelligence think tanks.

The Intelligence and Terrorism Information Center, whose December 31 report titled "Six Months of the Lull Arrangement Intelligence Report," confirmed that the June 19 truce was only "sporadically violated, and then not by Hamas but instead by ... "rogue terrorist organisations".

Instead, "the escalation and erosion of the lull arrangement" occurred after Israel killed six Hamas members on November 4 without provocation and then placed the entire Strip under an even more intensive siege the next day.

Jan 12 16:44

Israel's Moral and Political Insanity

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One Israeli settler leader recently argued 'if it was right to commit genocide during Biblical time, why can’t it be right to commit genocide now. Has God changed his mind,' the settler wondered sarcastically."

Israeli peace activist and author Uri Avnery has an expression for this type of thinking. He calls it "moral insanity", a sociopathic disorder.

Jan 12 16:25

The Moral and Military Meltdown of Israel

As they are slaughtered in their hundreds by a vicious military machinery called "Israel," Palestinians are teaching humanity at large how to join their noble cause and safeguard the dignity of the human soul - that of the Jewish people first and foremost.

Jan 12 16:18

'We'll block police home PC hacks': Security vendors

Two security vendors have said they would block police attempts to hack into systems without a warrant.

Jan 12 16:18

Gaza situation: Israel using chemical weapons in the camps.

Israel is believed to be using controversial white phosphorus shells to screen its assault on the heavily populated Gaza Strip yesterday. The weapon, used by British and US forces in Iraq, can cause horrific burns but is not illegal if used as a smokescreen.

The smokescreen clause is exactly that - an implausible legal smokescreen.

The Geneva Treaty of 1980 stipulates that white phosphorus should not be used as a weapon of war in civilian areas, but there is no blanket ban under international law on its use as a smokescreen or for illumination. However, Charles Heyman, a military expert and former major in the British Army, said: “If white phosphorus was deliberately fired at a crowd of people someone would end up in The Hague. White phosphorus is also a terror weapon. The descending blobs of phosphorus will burn when in contact with skin.”

Right, you use white phosphorus for illumination... illumination in the middle of the day.

Jan 12 16:02

Meanwhile in sicko politics...

Joe the Plumber calls on Obama to help Israel

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ASHKELON, Israel (AP) — Joe the Plumber called on President-elect Barack Obama on Monday to help Israel in its campaign against Hamas.

The plumber-turned-war correspondent has been unabashed in his support of Israel's two-week campaign against Hamas in the Gaza Strip and has been touring the Gaza border region and Israeli towns hit by Palestinian rocket fire.

"President Obama has already spoken about what he would do here. That if his daughters were living here he would take whatever means necessary to protect his daughters. So I just hope he carries through with it, but that is going to be up to him," said Joe, whose real name is Samuel J. Wurzelbacher.

Wurzelbacher was given a model rocket as a gift from Israeli plumber Moshe Nissimpur in the southern city of Ashkelon, near Gaza.

Jan 12 15:41

Tail, Dog, Wag

The US change of mind came at the last moment, as a result of White House intervention following a call from Olmert.

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"Yes massa, yes massa, yes massa..." -- Official White Horse Souse

Jan 12 15:08

You Want Proof of the Zionist Control of Congress — Here it is!

All you have to do is the look at the resolution recently passed by the House of Representatives (HRES 34 EH) with only 5 dissenting votes, to know who rules America. It condemns Hamas and the people of Gaza as terrorists but has no mention of the decades long Israeli occupation and strangulation of the West Bank and Gaza, or the bloody terrorism of tens of thousands of Palestinian men, women and children who have been killed, maimed, tortured or made homeless by years of Israel’s terrorism.

The very recent human casualties of over 850 dead and over 4500 maimed from Israel’s recent terror bombings of the 1.5 million people of Gaza would by their population percentage be equivalent to 175,000 murdered and 900,000 maimed Americans, more than one million American casualties. The percentage of Palestinian victims of Zionist terrorism over the past two weeks is proportionately one thousand times greater than the loss that Americans suffered in the 9-11 attacks!

Jan 12 14:49

Gaza: UN official reports horrific hospital scenes of casualties

Appalled that fighting was still continuing in Gaza despite the Security Council’s ceasefire resolution, senior United Nations officials said today they were horrified at the human costs amid reports that over 40 per cent of the nearly 900 Palestinians killed in the Israeli offensive, and almost half of the 3,860 wounded, were women and children.

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over 40 per cent of the nearly 900 Palestinians killed in the Israeli offensive, and almost half of the 3,860 wounded, were women and children.

over 40 per cent of the nearly 900 Palestinians killed in the Israeli offensive, and almost half of the 3,860 wounded, were women and children.

over 40 per cent of the nearly 900 Palestinians killed in the Israeli offensive, and almost half of the 3,860 wounded, were women and children.

Jan 12 14:48

Bush backs Israel as death toll tops 900

Israel won renewed support from its key ally the United States on Monday when President George W. Bush said a cease-fire in the Gaza Strip depended on Hamas ending its rocket fire on Israeli towns.

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So now the United States government is defying the United Nations.

All the more so because Israel has now admitted that HAMAS did not fire any rockets into Israel prior to Israel's attack.

Jan 12 14:46

Cheney wanted Israel to attack Hezbollah for war with Iran

Jan 12 14:45

Israel says all weapons legal amid phosphorus claims

The Israeli army has insisted that all weapons being used in its Gaza campaign were within the bounds of international law, amid accusations it was using controversial white phosphorus shells.

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Israel also claimed that no civilians were being killed.

Israel also claimed that there is no humanitarian crisis in Gaza.

Jan 12 14:44

Gaza residents: IDF troops posing as Hamas men

The testimonies of Gaza Strip residents are revealing new details about the Israel Defense Forces' mode of operation there. In the past two days, Beit Lahia residents forced from their homes said soldiers were posing as members of Hamas' armed wing while advancing on the ground.

Jan 12 14:44

Israel prepares to escalate its war on Gaza

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Read this carefully. Israel is talking about grabbing a piece of Egypt under the "Security buffer" excuse.

Jan 12 14:42

Israels Operation Cast Lead & Mass Executions

Kawther Salam: “Israel sowed horror, terror and death and will harvest a generation of Palestinian resistance”.

The Israeli military Operation “Cast Lead” is based on ethnic cleansing of the ittihad_news-4families of Palestinian politicians and resistance in Gaza. According to the cabinet of the criminal Ehud Olmert, Ehud Barak, and the chief of the Israeli intelligence, Yuval Diskin, the military Operation “Cast Lead” must put an end to some political activists, Palestinian resistance and their families as the only solution to “decrease the terror” of revenge against Israel. According to these Israeli war criminals, the murder of the families of Palestinian political activists and resistance fighters is very important for the security of Israel. By murdering their families, Israel will guarantee that no revenge would be possible in the future.

Jan 12 14:36

Israel admits: "No Hamas rockets were fired during ceasefire"

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ISRAEL NOW ADMITS THAT HAMAS DID KEEP TO THE TERMS OF THE CEASE FIRE AND THAT IN FACT NO ROCKETS HAD BEEN FIRED BY HAMAS AT ISRAEL AT THE MOMENT ISRAEL ATTACKED GAZA ON NOVEMBER 5TH.

ISRAEL BROKE THE CEASE FIRE, NOT HAMAS!

Jan 12 14:34

Elements for immediate Gaza truce in place: Blair

The elements for an immediate ceasefire in Gaza are in place and efforts are underway to work out the details of an agreement, Middle East Quartet envoy Tony Blair has told reporters in Cairo.

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"First, Gaza agrees to commit mass suicide and get out of the way of Israel..." -- Phony Tony

Jan 12 14:04

Obama to Ignore CIA War Crimes

If President-elect Barack Obama is reassuring the intelligence community “that his complaints are with the Bush administration, not them,” as AP’s Pamela Hess reported January 10th, his campaign slogan “change we can believe in” is headed for an early grave.

Obama’s remarks are a literal signal to CIA officials and other unindicted war criminals that they will not be prosecuted no matter what vile and horrific tortures they inflicted. And that’s not change; that’s business as usual; that’s what the CIA has done for years and gotten away with every time. Obama’s words will embolden CIA goons to gin up the same Adolf Eichmann defense, “I was only following orders” he used when he murdered Hungary’s Jews.

Jan 12 13:18

Commentary: It's time for the U.N. to impose tough sanctions on Israel

It's time for the United Nations to shed its impotency and impose tough sanctions on Israel. That would be the least the United Nations could do after sitting silently for years through a "peace process" that Israel has used as a cover to grab Palestinian land.

Jan 12 13:08

Israel testing nasty weapons in Gaza, claims Mads Gilbert

"There's a very strong suspicion I think that Gaza is now being used as a test laboratory for new weapons," Mads Gilbert said at Oslo's Gardermoen airport, commenting on the kinds of injuries he and his colleague Erik Fosse had seen while working at the Shifa Hospital in Gaza.

The two medics, who were sent into the war zone by the pro-Palestinian aid organisation NORWAC on December 31, said they had seen clear signs that Dense Inert Metal Explosives (DIME), an experimental kind of explosive, were being used in Gaza.

Jan 12 13:06

Banning Evolutionary Theory in Schools: The Upside

There's an upside to backward thinking creationists teaching that evolution is wrong.

Jan 12 12:51

Israeli military abducting as many Gaza youth as possible for “Information”

Hundreds of Palestinians have become the captives of Israeli forces during the current military operation in the Gaza Strip.

Palestinian member of the Israeli Knesset and head of the parliamentary assembly, Dr. Jamal Zahalka, said Friday that the detainees were moved to a military camp northwest of the Israeli city of Beerseba.

Jan 12 12:21

Israel losing PR war

As allegations of war crimes mount and anti-Israeli protests sweep across the globe, Israel appears to be losing its PR offensive against Hamas.

Jan 12 12:12

Hot Air? Google Searches Generate Greenhouse Gases

Harvard physicist Alex Wissner-Gross has made a controversial calculation, that two Google searches puts as much carbon dioxide into the air as boiling a kettle of water for a cup of tea.

Jan 12 11:54

Israel seeks airwave supremacy

Israel has been aiming for total air supremacy in more than one way in Gaza - it wants to dominate the airwaves of the news organisations with its own narrative.

Jan 12 11:46

UK, Europe hit with riots over Israel's Gaza campaign

A London protest against the Israeli military campaign in Gaza turned violent Saturday night as police charged demonstrators outside the gates of Israel's embassy.

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Looks like the government of Great Britain has a "Special Relationship" with Israel as well.

Jan 12 11:35

LIVE FROM GAZA ~~ DAY 17 OF THE ISRAELI BLITZKRIEG

Israeli military operation is still increasingly killing more Palestinians mostly civilians. The victims are in contrary of the announced aim of targeting militants. Death toll 920 while wounded 4200. Around 350 of the victims are children while 160 are women. Israeli Artillery intensified the shelling scale leaving more victims and destruction.

Jan 12 11:35

San Francisco Gaza Protest 2009

Jan 12 11:19

Pass the Dutchie: Queen Beatrix Laces Up Her Ice Skates as Canals Freeze in Holland

A rare, week-long stretch of subzero temperatures has transformed the canals and lakes of Holland into a frozen wonderland, prompting more than two million Dutch citizens to don their blades and participate in the age-old pastime of ice skating across the flat country. An interesting Reuters item explains that increasing global temperatures have made thick natural ice rare in the Netherlands, so when an opportunity to skate for miles and miles along the interconnected canals comes up, plenty of people take advantage.

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"An interesting Reuter's item", as in despite the fact that the canals and lakes have frozen for the first time in 12 years we're still gonna shove rising global temperatures at you because Al Gore won't be able to get rich trading carbon tax credits unless we convince you that all this ice is somehow your fault!

Jan 12 11:10

YESTERDAY’S NY DEMO… BEFORE THE COPS ‘JOINED IN’

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Soon after these photos were taken., Mayor Bloomberg, fresh from his tour to Israel (and I wonder who paid for that trip) had the police use force to disperse these American citizens exercising their right to freedom of speech.

Jan 12 10:58

Iranian aid ship nearing Gaza Strip

A ship loaded with humanitarian aid en route to Gaza from the Islamic Republic of Iran is scheduled to make landfall within hours, according to a statement from the Foreign Ministry.

Jan 12 10:57

Chavez: Venezuela sending plane with medicine to Gaza

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez said Sunday that a plane carrying 12.5 metric tons of medicine was preparing to leave for Egypt, which will transport the supplies into Gaza.

Jan 12 10:56

Flyers order 'hate group' out of Whistler

Anonymous flyers left in both Pique and Whistler Question newsstands Dec. 31 are demanding that a “hate group” be forced out of Whistler.

The flyers are adorned with the headline “HATE GROUP OUT OF WHISTLER NOW” and carry a quote from Rabbi Menachem Schneerson, the deceased leader of Chabad-Lubavitch, a Hasidic Jewish organization that began in the 18th century. Schneerson died in 1994.

Schneerson’s quote is from an article in the March 2000 issue of the Washington Report of Middle East Affairs. The quote, from a book review by Lincoln Review editor Allan Brownfeld, reads as follows:

Jan 12 10:26

Israel Set to Ban Arab Opposition Party From Elections

As a popular party with Israel’s large Arab minority, the Balad Party has been seen as a prime mover behind the nation’s domestic antiwar movement. Though officials have repeatedly warned them that "there is a limit to democracy" in Israel, this opposition party never seems to have fully learned its lesson.

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There is no limit to Democracy.

A nation is either Democratic, or only pretending to be.

Jan 12 10:25

The Difficulty Of Being An Informed American

The American print and TV media has never been very good. These days it is horrible. If a person intends to be informed, he must turn to foreign news broadcasts, to Internet sites, to foreign newspapers available on the Internet, or to alternative newspapers that are springing up in various cities. A person who sits in front of Murdoch’s Fox "News" or CNN or who reads the New York Times is simply being brainwashed with propaganda.

Before conservatives nod their heads in agreement, I’m not referring to "the liberal media." I mean the propaganda that issues from the US government and the Israel Lobby.

Jan 12 10:18

60 Minutes: Speculation Affected Oil Price Swings More Than Supply And Demand

Masters believes the investor demand for commodities, and oil futures in particular, was created on Wall Street by hedge funds and the big Wall Street investment banks like Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs, Barclays, and J.P. Morgan, who made billions investing hundreds of billions of dollars of their clients’ money.

Jan 12 10:18

Bernard Madoff to Appear in Court for Bail Hearing

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UPDATE: MADOFF TO REMAIN FREE ON BAIL

Jan 12 10:15

Take a Walk with Me Behind the Scenery.

Really big wars can be very profitable but they can also be chancy and blow up shit you want to keep. It’s better to localize the conflict and… if you can get rid of the residents and the infrastructure you can also insert your next Disney World at that location and make lots more money with your derivative efforts.

This worked with the Native Americans. It will work just as well for the Palestinians. Even if you don’t have a war on the table you can create the fruitful conditions necessary to create one. Iraq was a good testing ground in this case as can be seen by the Embassy Theme Park. Oops… wandered off there.

Jan 12 10:14

Chief Economist: It’s A Depression

“The economy will not recover without fundamental changes in banking and trade policy,” said Morici, an economics professor at Maryland University, “A large stimulus package, though necessary, will only give the economy a temporary lift,” he added. “The economy is in a depression, not a recession.”

Jan 12 10:14

Jewish rabbi burn his israeli passport ,stop Gaza Massacre protest London 11 January2009

Jan 12 10:07

Israel Is Committing War Crimes

Israel's current assault on the Gaza Strip cannot be justified by self-defense. Rather, it involves serious violations of international law, including war crimes. Senior Israeli political and military leaders may bear personal liability for their offenses, and they could be prosecuted by an international tribunal, or by nations practicing universal jurisdiction over grave international crimes. Hamas fighters have also violated the laws of warfare, but their misdeeds do not justify Israel's acts.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Actually, Israel has admitted that HAMAS did not fire any rockets into Israel during the cease fire. It was Israel that broke the cease fire on November 4th with the attack into Gaza that killed 6 Palestinians.

Jan 12 10:06

Gaza: Canadian Union of Postal Workers calls for boycott

Jan 12 10:00

Monsanto Investigator in Illinois Laughs They Are Doing 'Rural Cleansing'

"Shortly after someone broke into Mr. Hixon's office and he found his account book on his truck seat where he would never have left it, evey one of his remotely located and very scattered customers had three men (described as goons with "no necks") arrived at each farm, going out onto it without permission ... Mr. Hixon and state police who were called in, believe a GPS tracking device may have been put on Mr. Hixon's equipment." Click here.

In 2002, when Mr. Hixon was at the state legislature for a meeting, he said he told a Monsanto representative there, "If you guys wnt to tak over the seed industry so bad, you ought to buy guys like me out." The Monsanto agent is supposed to have responded "We'd rather put you out of business, it's more fun that way."

Jan 12 09:57

Commercial property rents collapse in London hedge fund areas

Rents for plush offices in Mayfair and St James's plunged almost 30 per cent last year, hammered by the declining fortunes of many of their hedge funds tenants.

The commercial property agency NB Real Estate has released new research that shows the rent in swanky west London offices tumbled from £120 per square foot at the end of 2007 to £85 at the end of last year, a consequence of a bad year for hedge funds. They have been vilified for short selling bank shares, have suffered mass redemptions and experienced their worst ever full-year losses.

The average hedge fund lost 18.3 per cent, according to figures compiled by Hedge Fund Research.

The Hedge Fund Implode-O-Meter, a website set up to monitor collapsed and ailing alternative investors, now reports that 108 funds at 66 companies have collapsed since the end of 2006. The latest to succumb was the high-profile failure of Bernard L Madoff Investment Securities.

Jan 12 09:56

'Soon we'll have nowhere left to run. Nowhere in Gaza is safe'

We've left our home. Like 60,000 other Gazans, we've taken our belongings and fled. Once again, we've become displaced people. Soon, there will be nowhere to run to, since nowhere in Gaza is safe. In the early hours of Saturday, the bombing got louder and closer to our home, and the rattle of machine-gun fire became more intense. The tanks were not far off.

Jan 12 09:54

Thou Shalt Not Protest to Police (Lest Ye Get Capped)

Robbie Tolan will likely live the rest of his life with a bullet lodged in his liver.

It's a painful reminder of his encounter last Wednesday with a white Bellaire police officer, who fired at least three shots at the unarmed 23-year-old black man in his own driveway.

Bellaire police and city officials have said Sgt. Jeff Cotton mistakenly thought Tolan's Nissan Xterra had been stolen, but Tolan's relatives say he was a victim of racial profiling and did nothing to justify being shot as his parents watched outside their home.

Jan 12 09:49

Report: Madonna receives death threats from Muslim extremists

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Pathetic publicity stunt by aging rock star.

Jan 12 09:46

Power to Modify Mortgages Sits Well With Judges

Federal bankruptcy judges say they are eager to have the power to restructure mortgages for struggling debtors because it could save hundreds of thousands of homeowners from foreclosure.

Jan 12 09:46

Texas lawmakers to weigh private road deals against tax increases

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"Money is money; however we gouge it out of them is fine with us!"

Jan 12 09:44

Karl Rove is latest celebrity to join Twitter

Jan 12 09:44

Bill for keeping control of anti-Israel mobs hits £1 million

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Excuse me, but "Mobs?"

Israel has admitted HAMAS kept the cease fire; and that Israel broke it, then unleashed a total starvation blockade on Gaza followed by flaming death from the sky aimed at schools, hospitals, ambulances, and children, and you dare call the people opposed to such barbarity a "mob?"

Feel free to write the Daily Mail and tell them what you think of their obvious biases here!

Jan 12 09:28

Computer keyboard you can pop in the dishwasher could eradicate superbugs in hospitals

Webmaster's Commentary: 

A keyboard and mouse that can be popped into a dishwasher after they become grubby.

Now that is a good idea!!!!!!

Jan 12 09:27

Choking hazard? Or will they melt in your ear?

While not nearly as nutty as Kellogg's LEGO-shaped "Fun Snacks," Maxell's soon-to-be-released iPod earbuds -- shaped, painted and expressly packaged to look like M&Ms -- are likely to put some liability lawyer's kid through college sooner or later.

Jan 12 09:26

GAZATOON OF THE DAY ~~ BLAMING THE VICTIM

Jan 12 09:25

BLOOMBERG’S GOONS DOING WHAT THEY DO BEST

15,000 March Against Israel’s Crimes in Gaza Police riot; beat, pepper spray, and arrest protesters

Jan 12 09:24

GAZANS TRYING NOT TO BECOME STATISTICS

Sunday, Mustafa called to say they had left their house. At 8:10 they had called a courageous friend who had a car, and they drove with the kids two kilometers north, to the rented apartment of his brother-in-law in the Gaza City neighborhood of Rimal. The brother-in-law rented it a week ago, after he fled with his family from their home in the northern edge of the city, the site of bombing and shooting. Now there are 15 people in a two-room apartment - with no water, of course. The main thing is that the explosions sound a little less loud.

Jan 12 09:23

Bush says torture still necessary

With days left in office and an abysmal approval rating, President Bush is still defending the use of torture.

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Here's to another wonderful facet of Bush's "legacy"; torture is now a recognized American value right up there with mom and apple pie.

Except for one, slight, small problem humankind has known about torture since the time of the Inquisition; a problem with which Bush appears singularly, and blissfully, unaware.

Torture doesn't get the tortured individual to tell the truth: torture gets the tortured person to say whatever his torturers want to hear in order to get the pain to stop.

Therefore, if getting the truth is not the point of torture, what is the point?!?

Giving some truly mentally ill people the luxury of inflicting horrendous pain without ever having to face the consequences for having done so?!? I guess that must be the point. And don't believe, for one moment - if Bush thought he could get away with it - that he wouldn't want to get his hands on the electrodes, with the settings up to the "sear human flesh" point.

And to those of you who might be traveling abroad; if you feel compelled to wax rhapsodic about (what you believe are still) the very American values of human rights, justice, and truly representative government, just please shut the flip up until the urge passes..

Your audience fully understands that these are no longer values embraced at the highest level of our government.

Jan 12 09:20

2009 Health Innovations

The future is full of unknowns and predicting it is difficult. If health has you worried, however, you can take solace in simply knowing that some of the most interesting health innovations are coming your way this new year.

Jan 12 09:12

Baby Hamas...New From Hasbro...The Militant Baby That Must Die To Keep Israeli Babies Safe

Jan 12 09:10

Israel admits: "No Hamas rockets were fired during ceasefire"

The Israeli Spokesman (Australian born!) Merk Regev, accepts that Hamas did NOT violate the Ceasefire UNTIL AFTER Israel attacked the Gaza Strip on the 4th November! This proves that it was ISRAEL that broke the ceasefire!

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Israel broke the cease fire, then unleashed hell on the Gazans while screaming "Self defense!"

Jan 12 09:05

Israel battles Hamas as toll passes 900

Israeli infantry units battled with Hamas fighters across Gaza on Monday as Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said he hoped Egyptian peace efforts could bring about a swift end to the war.

At least 19 people were reported killed in Monday's clashes, medics said, pushing the overall toll past the 900 mark in a 17-day-old conflict which has also wounded nearly 4,000 people.

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Olmert will stall as long as humanly possible until all of Gaza is overtaken, and occupied, by Israel.

Jan 12 09:02

TSA Administrator Michael Restovich Cheats on Bomb Test

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Despite this tip-off, 1/2 of the fake test bombs got through.

So, if there is a 50% chance for success for a terrorist to get a bomb into an airplane (and if they fail, why not set it off at the screening gate), why have their not been a bunch of explosions in the skies and airports of America?

BECAUSE THERE ARE NO REAL TERRORISTS!

There are only the fakes working for CIA and Mossad creating phony terror attacks to trick you into supporting wars.

Jan 12 08:58

Crisis Imperils 2-State Plan, Shifting a Balance

With every image of the dead in Gaza inflaming people across the Arab world, Egyptian and Jordanian officials are worried that they see a fundamental tenet of the Middle East peace process slipping away: the so-called two-state solution, an independent Palestinian state coexisting with Israel.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Israel has opposed the two-state solution right from the very start, because Israel covets the all the land.

All the Mideast problems track back to a single fundamental hypocrisy. Israel demands the right to exist, but refuses to accord that same right to Palestine.

Jan 12 08:56

(Video):The best Congress money can buy

From Brasschecktv.com:

Israel uber alles
It's hard to get Congress to agree on anything, especially in matters relating to the future and physical and economic health of the US.

However, one thing both sides of the aisle can agree on - consistently and overwhelmingly - is that anything the Israeli war party wants to do is fine by them.

But we already knew that because the US pays all Israel's weapons bills - with your money of course if you're an American tax payer.

Wouldn't you like to trace the obvious press releases read by these Congressional slime balls to their original source?

I know I would.

Jan 12 08:55

Sparare sulla Croce rossa. A Gaza si può - Firing on the Red Cross. In Gaza you can?

In Gaza, a firing squad put Hippocrates up against a wall, aimed and fired. The absurd declarations of an Israeli secret services' spokesman, according to which the army was given the green light in firing at ambulances because they allegedly carried terrorists, is an illustration of the value that Israel assigns to human life these days – the lives of their enemies, that is. It's worth revisiting what's stated in the Hippocratic Oath, which every doctor swears upon before starting to practice the profession.

The following passages are especially worthy of note: "I solemnly pledge myself to consecrate my life to the service of humanity. I will practice my profession with conscience and dignity. The health and life of my patient will be my first consideration. I will cure all patients with the same diligence and commitment. I will not permit considerations of religion, nationality, race, party politics, or social standing to intervene between my duty and my patient."

Jan 12 08:51

Gaza Is the Future

If we step back and look at Israel's strategy in recent years, the Gaza reoccupation – or, at least, regime-change in Hamastan – makes perfect sense. Sharon's was a tactical retreat: one small step backward, to be followed by a couple of giant steps forward. Lebanon's recent agony was step one. The Gaza massacre is step two. The third is anyone's guess. Syria? Lebanon, again? Kurdistan might be fun.

No one knows, of course, but the general outlines of what is going down, as we say in America, were laid out in "A Clean Break: A New Strategy for the Realm," a policy paper produced by a remarkable group of American analysts in 1996, for then-Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. The realm being Israel, and the unique group that produced it characterized by their centrality in pushing for war with Iraq. Led by Richard Perle, the "Clean Break" group consisted of James Colbert, Charles Fairbanks Jr., Douglas Feith, Robert Loewenberg, David Wurmser, and Meyrav Wurmser.

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We have all seen the plans for Eretz Israel; a "greater" Israel that stretches from the Nile River in the west to the Euphrates river in the north, the meaning of the two blue bands of the flag of Israel.

But Israel cannot conquer the region without American support, American weapons, and American kids to stop the bullets of the enemy from hitting Israel's kids. However, Israel knows that the host on which the parasite of Israel has fed for the last 60 years is dying even now, at least in part from the presence of the parasite.

So the rush is on for one last orgasm of conquest before the US collapses and Israel has to pause while subverting a new host, preferably nuclear-armed, to the will of Israel.

Jan 12 08:38

Woman Sues IRS After She is Fired for Wearing Knife to Work

The agent, Kawaljeet Kaur Tagore, filed suit against the IRS for discharging her in July 2006. She is a religious Sikh who wears a knife known as a "kirpan." The blunt knife is kept in a curved sheath at her side. Tagore initially began wearing a 9-inch knife when she was formally initiated into the Sikh faith in April 2005. The religion requires adherents to wear five sacred articles of clothing.

Jan 12 08:35

MERCY SHIP DEPARTS FOR GAZA: “WE ARE COMING IN ON TUESDAY”

The Free Gaza Movement ship, "SPIRIT OF HUMANITY," left Larnaca Port at 3:00 pm, Monday, 12 January, on an emergency mission to besieged Gaza. It is expected to arrive in Gaza at approximately 11am (UST) Tuesday morning. Aboard the ship are 36 passengers and crew, representing 17 different nations. They are doctors, journalists, human rights workers, and five European parliamentarians representing Belgium, Greece, Italy, and Spain (see below for a complete passenger list). The mercy ship also carries desperately needed medical supplies meant for hospitals in the Gaza Strip.

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Anyone heard anything from that Iranian ship that was supposed to reach Gaza over the weekend?????

Jan 12 08:34

New US media campaign promotes military strike on Iran

Front-page reports in two leading US newspapers Sunday signal a ratcheting up of US pressure on Iran and the preparation of American public opinion for a new round of US military aggression.

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"Iran; because we just GOTTA!!!!"

Jan 12 08:31

DONT WATCH THIS - GAZA - not for the faint hearted - Israel is responsible for these childrens death

Jan 12 08:29

War News for Monday, January 12, 2009

War News for Monday, January 12, 2009

Baghdad:
#1: The violence began when two vehicles parked about 50 yards (meters) apart exploded in quick succession just after 7 a.m. as a police patrol passed by a bakery in a mainly Shiite area. The road, which runs through a commercial district, is frequently used by police and army convoys in the eastern New Baghdad neighborhood, residents said. Police and hospital officials said four people, including a policeman who died at the hospital, were killed and nine others wounded. The U.S. military said the Iraqi police were hit when explosives planted on a truck detonated as they were responded to the initial car bomb. The U.S. military gave a lower casualty toll, saying one Iraqi policeman was killed and two civilians were wounded.

Jan 12 08:20

Bush defends presidency in final news conference

In a nostalgic farewell news conference, Bush recalled the start of his own presidency, called Obama "a smart, engaging person" and said he wishes his successor all the best.

As for his own presidency, Bush defended his decisions on the Iraq war, the issue that will define his presidency like no other. There have been over 4,000 U.S. deaths since the invasion and toppling of Saddam Hussein in 2003.

Bush referred to the enormous weight Obama is about to experience, describing what it might feel like on Jan. 20 when, after taking the oath of office, he enters the Oval Office for That will be the major threat," Bush said, putting the risk of another attack over the dire economic problems now facing the nathe first time as president. "There'll be a moment when the responsibility of the president lands squarely on his shoulders," Bush said.

Jan 12 05:34

British Foreign Office warning that tourists to the USA could be turned away because of new rules.

From 12 January 2009, visitors from countries that do not need visas will need to fill in an electronic form at least 72 hours before they travel. Those who have not registered risk being detained and sent back home.

Solution: Don't travel to the USA until the tourism industry is screaming bloody murder and the country comes to its senses.

Jan 12 04:26

The Target is Iran: Israel's Latest Gamble May Backfire

The aerial war against Gaza launched by Israel just after Christmas, and the ground offensive, with which it rang in the New Year, were shocking in their brutality, but should constitute no surprise, if viewed from the standpoint of long-term Israeli strategic aims. The Israelis have argued that the offensive was launched in response to eight years' of relentless attacks by Hamas rockets into Israel. But then, one asks: why now? Why should they wait eight years?

Jan 12 03:44

5 Things: The Obama Inauguration

The 56th inauguration of the American president is in many ways no different than its predecessors, but in others, this is no ordinary swearing-in ceremony. Barack Obama’s election to the presidency astonished the country and the world; few believed they would ever see a black man in the Oval Office, or a black family residing in the White House.

Jan 12 03:26

Life As We Know It Nearly Created in Lab

One of life's greatest mysteries is how it began. Scientists have pinned it down to roughly this:

Some chemical reactions occurred about 4 billion years ago — perhaps in a primordial tidal soup or maybe with help of volcanoes or possibly at the bottom of the sea or between the mica sheets — to create biology.

Jan 12 02:40

America’s Shame

Why does Israel have a right to exist, but Palestine doesn’t?

This is the question of our time.

For sixty years Israelis have been stealing Palestine from Palestinians. There are maps available on the Internet and in Israeli publications showing the shrinkage over time of what was once Palestine into what Palestine is today--a small number of unconnected ghettos or bantustans.

Palestine became “the occupied territory” from which Palestinians were ejected and Israeli settlements built for “settlers.” Jordan, Syria and Lebanon are full of refugee camps in which Palestinians driven off their lands by Israeli force have been living for decades.

Driving people off their land is strictly illegal under international law, but Israel has been getting away with it for decades.

Gaza is a concentration camp of 1.5 million Palestinians who were driven from their homes and villages and collected in the Gaza Ghetto.

January 11, 2009

Jan 11 23:18

Presidential envoy among 7 dead in Siberia helicopter crash

MOSCOW, January 11 (RIA Novosti) - Seven people including the Russian president's envoy to the State Duma, Alexander Kosopkin, died in a helicopter crash in Altai, south Siberia, an Emergency Situations Ministry spokesman said Sunday.

Pavel Popov, deputy head of the ministry's local department, said that four people survived the crash, including a second pilot and Anatoly Bannykh, the republic's deputy prime minister and also the republic's plenipotentiary representative in Moscow.

"Four people survived the crash," he said, adding that two of the injured were in a critical state and two others were in satisfactory condition.

Kosopkin, President Dmitry Medvedev's representative in Russia's lower house of parliament, was among eight passengers and three crew on a Mi-8 helicopter owned by energy giant Gazprom that went missing two days ago. The party was traveling from the town of Chemal to Kosh-Agach, near the Mongolian border, to go on a hunting trip.

Jan 11 22:07

FLASHBACK - George Galloway Strikes Back

George Galloway MP of the British Parliament roasts USA Senators like they have never been done before. They are made to feel about 2 inches high, with their lies and false accusations against Mr. Galloway exposed as bogus propaganda.

Jan 11 22:02

Yellowstone Supervolcano Eruption Close ?..

If you live in a 600 miles radius of Yellowstone national park in the USA i would seriously have a back up plan should yellowstone erupt as per the recent concerns aired on Fox and other networks...

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"Al Qaeda did it!" -- Official White Horse Souse

Jan 11 21:59

Peaceful S.F. protest of Israel's Gaza bombing

More than 1,000 pro-Palestinian demonstrators and a few hundred pro-Israel demonstrators waved flags and pumped their fists at each other before the pro-Palestinians marched downtown and back to the Civic Center. The pro-Israel demonstrators did not march.

Jan 11 21:57

Welcome to Occupied Orlando

We the people with a conscience had come together to take to the streets our demand that USA Government stand up for an immediate bilateral cease fire and the free flow of humanitarian aid into Gaza.

We the people of all faiths and none came together in heart break over Gaza and anger at USA complicity in Israel’s war crimes.

The targeting of civilians, whether by Hamas or Israel, is a war crime. There is NO justification for anyone, any army, or state to target innocent people. Over 800 lives have already been lost and an entire generation of children terrorized and traumatized. The 1.5 million human persons in Gaza have no way to escape the USA made bombs delivered by USA made Apache helicopters and F-16’s!

Jan 11 20:22

Send thanks to Jon Stewart for disecting and ridiculing the Zionist's anti-Palestinian propaganda

On The Daily Show's January 5 "Strip Maul" segment, Jon Stewart did what few American television personalities have dared to do: he criticized Israel's campaign against Gaza, making it clear that bombing will not bring peace for Israelis or Palestinians. He mocked the one-sided response of U.S. politicians by calling the Israeli-Palestinian conflict the "Mobius strip of issues because there's only one side!" He's sure to get thousands of complaints, so send Jon a letter of appreciation and then ask all your friends to watch this segment.

Please consider sending an email message of thanks to Jon for having the courage to bring to his audience's attention the fact that from the corporate media whores and most political commentators they have been fed a steady stream of one sided, pro-Israel spin and propaganda which does nothing to present a realistic view to the public of what is happening in Gaza today. Go to: http://www.thankyoujonstewart.com

Jan 11 19:51

Earth on the Brink of an Ice Age

The earth is now on the brink of entering another Ice Age, according to a large and compelling body of evidence from within the field of climate science. Many sources of data which provide our knowledge base of long-term climate change indicate that the warm, twelve thousand year-long Holocene period will rather soon be coming to an end, and then the earth will return to Ice Age conditions for the next 100,000 years.

Jan 11 19:23

Israeli troops surge into Gaza as war 'nears end'

Israel began pouring reservists into heavy clashes across the Gaza Strip today as the death toll from its war on Hamas approached 900 and officials indicated that the end may be in sight.

Israeli troops pushed deeper into Gaza's main city, as warplanes carried out at least 50 air strikes on the 16th day of a war launched to combat Palestinian rocket fire, which has continued despite the offensive.

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From WHERE?

Gaza is totally occupied by Israel, spied on by drones, and Gaza City is bombed into rubble!

Wherever the rockets are coming from, it can't be from Gaza under those conditions!

Jan 11 19:17

Getting away with murder

YOU'VE got to hand it to the Israeli public relations flacks: only they could convince you that killing children was an act of self-defence.

As the recent bombing of Gaza began, Israeli Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni gave instructions for the Foreign Ministry to take "emergency measures to adapt Israel's public relations to the ongoing escalation in the Gaza Strip". Livni went on to call for foreign language speakers to put Israel's case to the world.

In Australia, the ABC relies for "independent" comment on the smooth Mark Regev, an official spokesman for the Israeli Government, and Martin Indyk, a former official of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee.

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