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March 18, 2010

Mar 18 16:20

Obama: 'No crisis' in Israel ties

"I specifically sent Vice President Biden to Israel to send a message of support and reassurance about my belief that Israel's security is sacrosanct and that we have a host of shared interests," Obama told Fox News."

Mar 18 16:18

Ex-NY bank president first accused of TARP fraud

" The former president of New York's privately held Park Avenue Bank was arrested on Monday on fraud charges, the first person accused of attempting to steal U.S. government bailout funds in the financial crisis."

Mar 18 16:05


After weeks of provocative war mongering moves, such as opening a synagogue at Al Aqsa Mosque, refusing to let Muslim enter Al Aqsa Mosque, ethnically cleansing Muslims from their homes in East Jerusalem, announcing more land grabbing settlements of close to 2 thousand new psychotic settlers, and generally poking sticks and attempting to instigate fights with Muslims, Israel is today rejoicing, their work has now paid off.

Today a small rocket was fired into Israel (by a handful of dissidents) and a Thai agricultural worker died as a result, this is very sad for the innocent man, however it is not a reason to once again bomb thousands of innocent Gazan civlians.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Personally I think that rocket was fired by Israeli collaborators.

Mar 18 15:46

JINSA - Arab States Lose Faith in the United States Over Lack of Action on Iran, Administration Blames Israel

The briefers reported that there was a growing perception among Arab leaders that the U.S. was incapable of standing up to Israel, that CENTCOM's mostly Arab constituency was losing faith in American promises, that Israeli intransigence on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict was jeopardizing U.S. standing in the region, and that [U.S. envoy and former Senator George] Mitchell himself was (as a senior Pentagon officer later bluntly described it) "too old, too slow ... and too late."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It is not just the US. The longer the United Nations is unable to constrain Israel to international law and UN Resolutions, the less credibility it has as a potential global government.

Also, check out the list of JINSA Advisers in the left menu.

Mar 18 15:18

Photos Reveal 'Lost' Soviet Moon Rover

On Tuesday, Canadian planetary scientist Phil Stooke posted an annotated version of one image to a message board, announcing what he thought to be an interesting new find: the final resting place of the Lunokhod 2, a long-dormant Soviet-era lunar rover famed among space scientists for its earlier record-setting travels.

Mar 18 14:44

1999 bombing in Russia - false flag?

1 hour 41 minutes

Mar 18 14:34

Fake Al Qaeda

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Israel is screaming that "Al Qaeda" launched the rocket from Gaza into Israel. So here is a reminder who "Al Qaeda" really is!

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Mar 18 14:23


Mar 18 14:18

Report: Israel to offer 'don't ask don't tell' on East Jerusalem builds

Israel will not cancel the newly approved East Jerusalem construction project, but will postpone its execution to facilitate peace talks with the Palestinian Authority, a Washington Post report citing Israel's U.S. envoy said on Thursday.

Senior Post reporter Jackson Diehl, said that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is expected to tell the Obama administration that he both cannot revoke the Ramat Shlomo expansion plan both for legal reasons and as a result of wide public support in continued building in Jerusalem.

Mar 18 14:16

Anti-Defamation League Goes After Gen. Petraeus

The Anti-Defamation League takes the unexpected step of criticizing Gen. David Petraeus, the widely respected commander of U.S. troops in the Middle East and South Asia, for his recent comments to the Senate Armed Services Committee that lack of progress on Israeli-Palestinian peace sets the “strategic context” for U.S. security fortunes in the region. “Gen. Petraeus has simply erred in linking the challenges faced by the U.S. and coalition forces in the region to a solution of the Israeli-Arab conflict, and blaming extremist activities on the absence of peace and the perceived U.S. favoritism for Israel,” the ADL’s Abraham Foxman says in a just-released statement. “This linkage is dangerous and counterproductive.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Yep, Israel is trying to delink itself from the coming US attack on Iran!

Mar 18 14:11

Kucinich Sells Out On Health Care After Ride In Air Force One

Democratic Congressman Dennis Kucinich has bowed to intense pressure, culminating in a jaunt onboard Air Force One with president Obama, and decided to to flip his vote on the pending health care bill to help ensure its passage.

Mar 18 14:09


On Tuesday tens of hundreds of Palestinians of all political persuasions took to the streets, alleys and sidewalks as widespread rioting and protests spread across East Jerusalem, the West Bank, Gaza and into Israel proper.

The worst violence in several years, something of a mini Intifadah or uprising, followed the Islamist movement Hamas calling for a ‘Day of Rage’ to protest Israel’s continued Judaisation of East Jerusalem and what Palestinians see as an attempt to take over Islamic holy sites.

Mar 18 14:06

Topless Gardener Causes A Stir In Boulder

Police spokeswoman Sarah Huntley says an officer told Pierce to consider wearing a shirt because children at the school across the street were playing outside.

Pierce's husband then complained to police. Huntley says a police supervisor agreed with Pierce's husband that Pierce wasn't breaking any laws.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Doesn't the City of Boulder have more pressing business that what a woman does on her own property, emphasis on "HER OWN PROPERTY!"

If anyone has a problem with naked breast, and I don't know anybody who does except the religious wackos (who should kindly shut the heck up until they deal with the child molestation going on in the choir loft!), they can LOOK THE OTHER WAY!

This is just another case of government intruding into personal behavior that is really none of their business, to justify their salaries and budgets.

Mar 18 14:01

House Health Care Bill Includes 3.8% Medicare Tax on Investment Income

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The health bill is not about health. It is about grabbing more of your money by a government desperate to avoid the financial mess they have created.

Mar 18 13:59

Colbert Skit Characterizes Census Paranoia as Right-Wing Kookery

Stephen Colbert’s satirical slap down of paranoia surrounding the 2010 Census on his Comedy Central show last night may have been funny, but only for the ignorant, since most of the issues he mocked are verifiably true and a serious concern for any American who cares about their privacy.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Under "Race" I put "Klingon." :)

Mar 18 13:45

Marc Faber: Suggests Gold Accumulation

Mar 18 13:43


Last month I was briefed by the highest sources of the Pakistani military. One of our more private discussions was on bin Laden. I know, we know and they know he is dead. Nobody has seen nor heard from bin Laden since he announced HE HAD NOTHING TO DO WITH 9/11. However, a series of sadly phony videos and audio tapes have been released, all tracked down to sources tied directly to Israeli intelligence services, have been presented by the media without any verification, a media, frankly, also tied directly as with FOX, ABC, NBC and CBS or as with CNN, through Wolf Blitzer, also to Israeli intelligence services.

Mar 18 13:42

Wilkerson: We can bomb Iran for 70 days around the clock

Meanwhile, as the U.S. is pushing for sanctions to hinder Iran's nuclear programme, reports say Washington is already gearing up for an attack. A Scottish newspaper, The Sunday Herald, says hundreds of powerful bunker-buster bombs are being shipped to a military base on the British Garcia island, in the Indian Ocean. It was also used by the U.S. for strikes against Iraq during the 1993 and 2003 Gulf wars. Some experts say American bombers would be capable of destroying around ten thousand targets in Iran, in just a few hours. But former chief of staff to Colin Powell, Lawrence Wilkerson, says that any action would spell disaster for the U.S. military machine.

Mar 18 13:09

Blockbuster About To Die?

Shares of Blockbuster took a nosedive yesterday dropping more than .11 (approximately 29%) on rumors of bankruptcy being in the near future for the video rental giant...

Mar 18 12:57

Foreclosure Starts Up Nearly 20% in California

Notice of defaults, which represent the start of the foreclosure process in California, increased by 19.7 percent in February, according to new data released this week by a locally-based company that tracks every foreclosure in the state. The sudden jump comes after four straight months of declines, when default notices fell to their lowest level in a year. The about-face has quickly quelled any ideas that California might be starting to make its way out of a crippling housing crisis.

Mar 18 12:53

Larger Cash Shortfall Is Projected in Albany as Fiscal Year Nears End

New York will end the fiscal year on March 31 with at least $2 billion less in cash on hand than originally projected, the state’s comptroller said Wednesday, burdening lawmakers with another headache and making the prospect of achieving a budget agreement before the next fiscal year begins even more dim.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The problem is that the state are relying on the US Government's job figures for their projections, but we know the US Government has been fudging the numbers to make the problem look less severe than it really is. So the states keep coming up short!

Mar 18 12:51

Hydro-Quebec impact spurs Maine debate

Webmaster's Commentary: 

wind companies expect New England electricity users to pay a premium for subsidized wind power. Wait till the carbon tax is imposed.

Mar 18 12:50

Foreclosure filings up 7% in Colorado's 12 largest counties

Foreclosure filings in Colorado's largest counties rose 7 percent in February compared with the same month last year, according to a report released Wednesday.

Mar 18 12:49

Florida courts choking with foreclosure cases

State courts are taking brand new action to try and alleviate the chokehold that foreclosures are causing and keeping everyone's property values down.

Palm Beach County has one of the state's worst number of filings.

Mar 18 12:48

Foreclosures make sharp jump in Manchester

The rate at which homes have gone into foreclosure in Manchester has sharply escalated in the first few months of 2010, according to Linda Spence, the Town Clerk.

Mar 18 12:47

NYS Film Tax Credit Key Economic Driver: Comptroller

New York state's film tax credit has generated about $7 billion in economic activity since 2004 and become a key economic driver, the state's comptroller said on Tuesday.

Lawmakers are considering extending the program through 2015 to help New York compete with similar tax incentives on offer in 42 other U.S. states, Washington D.C. and 11 Canadian provinces, Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli said in a statement.

"There's also an intrinsic added value that's difficult to measure but very real," he said. "Visitors from all over the world come to New York because of the iconic movies and TV shows shot here."

Mar 18 12:44

More States Delay Income Tax Refunds

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The bankers created a system to draw all the money out of the general population and put it in their own pockets. As a society, we face not a wealth crisis but a liquidity crisis.

Obama, as President, could solve the problem overnight by calling the Treasury across the street and order them to issue new currency as Lincoln and Kennedy did. That he has not I think proves his loyalties are not with the ordinary American people but with the private bankers. Alex Jones is correct; the economic ruin of our nation is an intentional act of treason by the government. No terrorists could have ever hoped to have inflicted as much damage on the United States as the last two Presidents.

Mar 18 12:29

"By way of Deception"?

If Israel wanted an excuse to have another go at Gaza, and the occasional feeble, homemade rocket biting sand in the Negev failed to provide one, would it sacrifice a Thai worker and blame it on Gazan terrorists?

Mar 18 12:03

Questions Swirl Around U.N.'s Climate Auditors

Acknowledging the rising tide of public skepticism toward global warming, the United Nations announced on March 10 that the IAC would act as an independent reviewer for its climate-science arm, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). But a week later, the IAC remains a mystery, and it still hasn't explained who will be on the review panel or how the panel will operate.

And if it knows, it isn't saying. "The IAC expects to begin its IPCC review shortly and issue a report by August 31. There is no other statement," Anne Muller, program coordinator at the IAC, told FoxNews.com.

Mar 18 12:01

Weather balloon data backs up missing decline found in old magazine

Recall that the original “hide the decline” statement comes from the ClimateGate emails and refers to “hiding” the tree ring data that shows a decline in temperatures after 1960. It’s known as the “divergence problem” because tree rings diverge from the measured temperatures. But Frank shows that the peer reviewed data supports the original graphs and that measured temperature did decline from 1960 onwards, sharply. But in the GISS version of that time-period, temperatures from the cold 1970’s period were repeatedly “adjusted” years after the event, and progressively got warmer.

Mar 18 11:57

Fox News Poll: 55% Oppose Health Care Reform

Mar 18 11:49

Soaring IED attacks in Afghanistan stymie U.S. counteroffensive

Taliban fighters more than doubled the number of homemade bombs they used against U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan last year. Military officials say low-tech bombs have stymied a $17 billion U.S. counteroffensive.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

We used to see that in Vietnam where a $50 mortar filled with old tin cans could confuse up a $4 million terrain-following radar and crash a $30 million aircraft!

Mar 18 11:45

'Israeli spy planes flew over Budapest'

Two Israeli aircraft appearing to be spy planes flew near Budapest's international airport last week but did not land there, Hungarian media reported Thursday.

According to the reports, the planes were on a "spy mission" that may be connected to the assassination of a Syrian national in his vehicle Wednesday in the Hungarian capital.

Mar 18 11:45

Blackstone President Throwing Swank Party For Nancy Pelosi

The NYPost is reporting that Blackstone's president, Tony James, is throwing a party at his house for Nancy Pelosi.

Their sources tell the Post that the party is meant to encourage Pelosi to vote against the proposed tax rate increase on carried interest, the profits people make on money they have invested.

Raising taxes on carried interest is a hot topic because carried interests isn't really income, but some people want to tax it as if it were.

Currently carried interest is taxed at 15%. The proposed tax rate for carried interest is the same as the income tax rate, 35%.

Mar 18 11:45

Irish Catholic church paid child sex abuse victim to keep quiet

The settlement between the archdiocese of Derry and the young woman, who was eight when the abuse began, contained a silence clause preventing her from discussing the case.

Her ordeal began in 1979 and lasted for a decade before she revealed at her 18th birthday party that she had been repeatedly abused by the priest.

The abuse began after he was invited into the family home by her parents, who had no idea he was a child abuser. He told the girl that God would punish her if she spoke out about her ordeal.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Sick.....just sick.

Mar 18 11:42

Obama effigy hung at RI school with fired teachers

A union is condemning an effigy of President Barack Obama that was hung upside down by a teacher at a failing Rhode Island high school where he and all his colleagues were fired.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is protected political speech under the First Amendment.

Mar 18 11:40

Putin: Iran's nuclear plant launch set for summer

Iran's first, Russian-built nuclear power plant is set to be launched this summer, Russia's Prime Minister Vladimir Putin said Thursday.

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton urged Russia to delay the launch, but Russia's foreign minister responded that Moscow will put the reactor online.

"The first reactor at Iran's nuclear power plant in Bushehr is to be launched already in the summer," Putin said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is Putin's reply to Clinton's demand that Russia delay the completion of the power station.

Mar 18 11:38

Israeli fighter jets pound Gaza Strip

Israeli fighter jets have bombarded at least two sites in the Gaza Strip shortly after a Thai agricultural worker was killed when a rocket fired from the besieged coastal enclave struck the northern Negev.

The eyewitnesses said Israeli F-16 fighter jets targeted an open area north of the Gaza City. The warplanes also fired missiles at an open area in the central Gaza Strip.

One of the warplanes broke the sound barrier in the skies of northern and central Gaza Strip, causing panic through the crowd, especially women and children.

Mar 18 11:29

Bibi’s Tense Time-Out

The president and his inner circle are appalled at Israel’s self-absorption and its failure to notice that America is not only protecting Israel from Iran, fighting wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, but also dealing with a miasma of horrible problems at home. And Israel insults the Obama administration over a domestic zoning issue that has nothing to do with its security?

“That’s not how you treat your best friend,” said one Obama official.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Ah yes, the zoning issue; a tempest in a teapot, or a molehill amplified into a huge mountain for political theater.

I am not excusing Israel's violation of International Law or continuing defiance of the United Nations, it is just that after all the settlements already built, the kerfuffle over this latest one seems obviously promoted in the media.

Which is why I am convinced that this is indeed a staged political theater piece for the express purpose of creating the illusion of a US / Israeli political divide to give Israel deniability over the coming US attack on Iran.

Mar 18 11:24

Iran’s Natural Gas Riches: US Knife to the Heart of World Future Energy

What the CNPC-Iranian partnership shows is that natural gas is the bigger prize that will be pivotal to the world economy, and specifically the dual flow of this fuel eastwards and westwards from Central Asia to Europe and China.

Within the Middle East, Iran is the undisputed top holder of gas reserves. Its South Pars gas field is the world's largest. If converted to barrel-of-oil equivalents, Iran's South Pars would dwarf the reserves of Saudi Arabia's giant Ghawar oilfield. The latter is the world's largest oilfield and since it came into operation in 1948, Ghawar has effectively been the world's beating heart for raw energy supply. In the soon-to-come era of natural gas dominance over oil, Iran will oust Saudi Arabia as the world's beating heart for energy.

Mar 18 11:20

Let's wave the Nazis at everyone just one more time!!!!!!!

Mar 18 11:19

URGENT APPEAL: Illegal detention of children inside Israel

On or about 8 March 2010, Israeli authorities transferred at least seven Palestinian children from Ofer Prison, in the West Bank, to Rimonim Prison, inside Israel. This decision occurred after lawyers for DCI-Palestine informed Ofer military court that children were being detained illegally with adult detainees inside Ofer prison. However, the response of the Israeli authorities to transfer the children to Israel amounts to a further contravention of international law.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

IF the UN had any credibility at all in terms of world leadership, they would halt the heinous Israeli practice of imprisoning children.

Of course, they can't, so they don't. When it comes to Israel, the UN can only be characterized as thoroughly incompetent, and a total embarrassment.

Mar 18 11:16

Texas Man Accused of Disabling 100 Cars Over Internet

A man fired from a Texas auto dealership used an Internet service to remotely disable ignitions and set off car horns of more than 100 vehicles sold at his old workplace, police said Wednesday.

The Texas Auto Center dealership in Austin installs GPS devices that can prevent cars from starting. The system is used to repossess cars when buyers are overdue on payments, said Jeremy Norton, a controller at the dealership where Ramos-Lopez worked. Car horns can be activated when repo agents go to collect vehicles and believe the owners are hiding them.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I'll bet you didn't know your car could be sabotaged over the internet, did you?

Mar 18 11:12

Palestinian classes held at Israeli army checkpoint

Israeli soldiers prevent students and others from crossing a checkpoint between their homes and schools on the edge of the West Bank city of Qalqiliya on 17 March 2010. Some teachers used the checkpoint as a makeshift classroom and held studies despite the closure, which was linked to clashes elsewhere in the occupied territories.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Talk about gutsy teachers with courage and grit!

My hat is off to these Palestinian educators who wouldn't let not getting to their physical classroom get in the way of their lesson plans.

Mar 18 11:10

Defacing Facebook: A Security Case Study PDF

This paper describes Facebook’s security mechanisms and presents a cross-site scripting vulnerability in Facebook Markup Language that allows arbitrary JavaScript to be added to application users’ profiles. The profile in the code can then defeat their anti-
request forging security measures and hijack the sessions of viewers.

Mar 18 11:07

Emergency Internet control bill gets a rewrite

During a closed-door meeting on Capitol Hill on Wednesday attended by about a dozen industry representatives, CNET has learned, Rockefeller's staff pitched a revised version of his controversial cybersecurity legislation.

It says that after the president chooses to "declare a cybersecurity emergency," he can activate a "response and restoration plan" involving networks owned and operated by the private sector. In an attempt to limit criticism, instead of spelling out the plan's details, the latest draft simply says that it must be developed by the White House in advance.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Folks, when the US Government does shut down the alternative media, then it really will be time to start (as Claire Wolfe put it) shooting the bastards!

Mar 18 11:07

The American Dream Has Moved Abroad

As Michael Moore wrote in 2003, the American dream is what has kept Americans from rebelling against corporate corruption:

"After fleecing the American public and destroying the American dream for most working people, how is it that, instead of being drawn and quartered and hung at dawn at the city gates, the rich got a big wet kiss from Congress … and no one says a word? How can that be?"

I think it’s because we’re still addicted to the Horatio Alger fantasy drug.

Mar 18 11:05


In Argentina, during the reign of the fascist coup they were simply called Los Desaparecidos (the disappeared).

In Palestine, under the fascist occupation they are called CHILDREN.

Mar 18 11:04


First we must recognize that International law is rather
clear that East Jerusalem is illegally occupied by Israel and per the Geneva conventions, and buildings or activities in the occupied areas are subject to those conventions. Any transfer of population to the occupied areas including infrastructure for these individuals is considered proscribed settlement activity contrary to both the letter and the spirit of the law.

Mar 18 11:03


A Zionist friend and writer, Bernard Avishai, recently wrote in his latest book, “Israel is a society where institutional discrimination against individuals for an accident of birth or a profession of faith has been so routine it is hardly noticed—not, at least, by Jews.”

Mar 18 11:02

Quebec school calendar change controversial

Concerns are being raised about a Quebec Education Ministry proposal that would give schools the right to stay open on weekends and holidays such as Christmas.

The move was a response to pressure from Jewish parochial schools, which are seeking the right to hold classes on Sundays, which is not a day of rest in the Jewish tradition.

Mar 18 10:58

Roberts: Expect a False Flag Terror Attack To Precede Invasion Of Iran

The next step will be a staged “terrorist attack,” a “false flag” operation as per Operation Northwoods, for which Iran will be blamed. As Iran and its leadership have already been demonized, the “false flag” attack will suffice to obtain US and European public support for bombing Iran. The bombing will include more than the nuclear facilities and will continue until the Iranians agree to regime change and the installation of a puppet government. The corrupt American media will present the new puppet as “freedom and democracy.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Unfortunately, this may well occur.

However, there are a couple of 6,000 lb gorillas, sitting on the Steinway, which no one wants to talk about.

Those are, China and Russia, respectively.

If there is an attack against Iran by the US, Russia and/ or China (one of Iran's biggest trading partners) may well intervene on the side of Iran.

Both countries have nukes.

War with Russia and China?!?

One would hope that this scenario is keeping somebody awake at night in Washington.

Mar 18 10:52

Outrage as Tom Hanks brands war veterans 'racist' after filming The Pacific

The dual Oscar-winner went further in Time magazine."Back in World War II, we viewed the Japanese as 'yellow, slant-eyed dogs' that believed in different gods," he said.

"They were out to kill us because our way of living was different.

"We, in turn, wanted to annihilate them because they were different.

"Does that sound familiar, by any chance, to what's going on today?"

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I think Tom Hanks is absolutely correct and the "outrage" is from the warhawks who want to convince the US soldiers that the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq serve a noble purpose.

Was WW2 racist? Judge for yourself!

Life magazine, May 22, 1944, p. 34f.: "Picture of the week. When he said good bye two years ago to Natalie Nickerson, 20, a war worker of Phoenix, Ariz., a big, handsome Navy lieutenant promised her a Jap. Last week Natalie received a human skull, autographed by her lieutenant and 13 friends, and inscribed: 'This is a good Jap - a dead one picked up on the New Guinea beach.' Natalie, surprised at the gift, named it Tojo.

Mar 18 10:52

Narus' New Scary Data Mining Tool Will Know Too Much, Sooner Than You Think

And remember, this is just what they are willing to TELL you...

Narus is best known as the creator of NarusInsight, an network monitoring device that... AT&T allegedly used... to wiretap customer data... Hone works in tandem with NarusInsight... it can do some pretty “scary” things.... analyze VOIP conversations, biometrically identify someone’s voice or photograph and then associate it with different phone numbers....

It uses artificial intelligence to analyze e-mails and can link mails to different accounts... sift through millions of profiles searching for... statistically likely matches... Another component can trace the location of someone using a mobile device such as a laptop or phone.

This, they say, is a year away. Really?

Mar 18 10:45

Health ministry: 12 deaths and 25 injuries in Gaza during three months

The Palestinian ministry of health reported Sunday that the number of victims who have been killed in the Gaza Strip by the Israeli occupation since the start of 2010 and until the ninth of March amounted to 12 Palestinians and the injuries to 25 others.

According to a report issued by the ministry’s information office, 75 percent of these deaths happened during last January and 91.7 percent of the victims were under age 18.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Welcome to what passes for "normal" for Palestinians!

Mar 18 10:39

Did Obama Buy Off 2 Votes With 'Water Deal'?

Is this Another Backroom Deal to Force Obama’s Bill Down the American People’s Throats?

As a vote approaches on Obama and Pelosi’s government takeover of healthcare, Code Red is now considering two supposedly “undecided” California Democrats, Dennis Cardoza and Jim Costa, to now be “yes” votes.

The U.S. Department of Interior announced yesterday that it is increasing water allocations for the Central Valley of California, a region that depends on these water allocations to support local agriculture and jobs. The region has recently been starved for water and as a result unemployment has soared. Not surprisingly, Cardoza and Costa had a hand in the announcement:

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The House has scheduled a vote for Sunday, which means Pelosi thinks she has the votes to pass this bill.

Start warming up the tar and plucking the chickens!

Mar 18 10:35

Author Lewis says Wall Street reckoning is coming

Bestselling author Michael Lewis predicts Wall Street's biggest banks could be broken up by Congress in the coming year in an eventual reckoning over the financial meltdown of 2008.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The bank most in need of breaking up is the Federal Reserve. Congress won't do it. We The People must.

Mar 18 10:34

Pentagon Sees a Threat From Online Muckrakers

To the list of the enemies threatening the security of the United States, the Pentagon has added WikiLeaks.org, a tiny online source of information and documents that governments and corporations around the world would prefer to keep secret.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The moment when the words "truth" and "threat" become interchangeable is a dangerous time in the life of any republic, and we are at that point right now in the US.

Mar 18 10:34

Password-stealing virus targets Facebook

Hackers have flooded the Internet with virus-tainted spam that targets Facebook's estimated 400 million users in an effort to steal banking passwords and other sensitive information. According to anti-virus software maker McAfee, the emails tell recipients the passwords on their Facebook accounts have been reset, urging them to click on an attachment to obtain new login credentials. If the attachment is opened, it downloads several types of malicious software, including a program that steals passwords. Hackers have long targeted Facebook users, sending them tainted messages via the social networking company's internal email system.

Mar 18 10:33


One of Congress’s most notoriously hawkish duos, Sen. John McCain [R, AZ] and Sen. Joseph Lieberman [I, CT], recently introduced legislation in response to President Obama’s decision to try Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, the Christmas Day airplane bomber, in a criminal court. Their proposal, which they are calling the Enemy Belligerent Interrogation, Detention and Prosecution Act, would empower the U.S. military to arrest anyone, U.S. citizen or otherwise, who is suspected of terrorist associations and detain them indefinitely, without right to a trial.

Mar 18 10:29

Health care bill will cut deficit, Nancy Pelosi says.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I told you this was all about government grabbing more of your money!

Mar 18 10:29

Soaring IED attacks in Afghanistan stymie U.S. counteroffensive

Taliban fighters more than doubled the number of homemade bombs they used against U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan last year, relying on explosives that are often far more primitive than the ones used in Iraq.

The embrace of a low-tech approach by Taliban-trained bombmakers -- they are building improvised explosive devices, or IEDs, out of fertilizer and diesel fuel -- has stymied a $17 billion U.S. counteroffensive against the devices in Iraq and Afghanistan, military officials say. Electronic scanners or jammers, which were commonly deployed in Iraq, can detect only bombs with metal parts or circuitry.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This war is unwinnable.

The Russians are laughing their heads off at the US and NATO right now, for making the same stupid mistakes as did the old Soviet Union.

Mar 18 10:27

'Bush didn't go to war for Israel'

Karl Rove flatly rejects the notion that Israel was connected to the George W. Bush administration’s decision to go to war in Iraq, in a new book that hit bookstores Tuesday.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And if you cannot believe Turd Blossom, who can you believe?

There is no question that Israel was behind the push for all these wars.

But Rove's denial. coming at this time, reinforces the theory that Israel wants to create the illusion of a political split between Israel and the US prior to the US attacking Iran.

Mar 18 10:26

Look your victims in the eyes: this is Iran, these are Iranians to be killed in the next US war

*hyperlinks and video live at source*

If you don’t already know that claims for war with Iran are all provable and absolute lies, start here.

If you don’t know that US political and media “leaders” lie by omission that the US overthrew Iran’s democracy from 1953 to 1979 to install an oil-friendly dictator, and that the US supplied and directly aided the invasion of Iran from 1980 to 1988 to reinstall an oil-friendly dictator, continue here. These acts killed up to a million Iranians. This history is the proper context to consider lying US rhetoric for war with Iran. And if you’re not absolutely comfortable that “lying US rhetoric for war with Iran” is what is happening, go back to the link in the first paragraph.

Mar 18 10:13

U.S. to pursue 'aggressive' Iran sanctions, Obama vows

President Barack Obama said on Wednesday the United States would pursue "aggressive sanctions" to prevent Iran from getting a nuclear weapon that could potentially spark a nuclear arms race in the Middle East.

"As we've seen, the Iranian government has been more concerned about preventing their people from exercising their democratic and human rights than trying to solve this problem diplomatically," Obama said in an interview with Fox News.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The bunker-buster missiles have already arrived at Diego Garcia.

Anyone who doesn't hear this rhetoric as the prelude to a war against Iran needs to have their hearing checked immediately.

Mar 18 10:06

AT WAR: Iran Accused Of Arming The Taliban With Explosives

Iran accused of arming the Taliban. NATO officials have accused Iran of providing weapons and training to the Taliban, reports The London Times. Documents obtained by Channel 4 News say that Iran is becoming more crucial to Taliban support than Pakistan. Sixty percent of the weapons intercepted by Afghan authorities from the Iranian border come directly from the Iranian government, according to Afghan intelligence officials.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

When in doubt about the real reasons the US and NATO are losing in Afghanistan, BLAME IRAN AND OFFER NO REAL PROOF WHATSOEVER!!

Mar 18 10:05

The Military KNOWS Israel pulled off 911

Mar 18 10:02

US envoy 'due in Middle East on March 21'

US Middle East envoy George Mitchell will arrive in the region on Sunday for a visit that had been delayed amid a row between Washington and Israel, a senior Palestinian official told AFP.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The question is, why is Mitchell even bothering to go?

Israel is intransigent, belligerent, continues killing and wounding more Palestinians by the day, and building in the occupied territories with impunity.

Envoy Mitchell, there is no reason for you to be going to Israel. Israel will, once again, as it did with Vice-President Biden, vomit in your face, and tell you it's raining.

Unless, of course, that little performance was all for show to appear to distance Israel from the US if and when the US attacks Iran, so that Israel is granted, at least on the surface, some kind of "plausible denyability".

Then, when Iran attacks Israel, Iran will be the bad guy, and we're off and running into World War III.

US bunker-buster missiles have already been shipped to Diego Garcia.

Mar 18 10:00

PROPAGANDA ALERT - Sweden: A new hotbed of hatred?

Yet it is also the country where the largest-circulation newspaper published a scandalously misleading report accusing the Israeli military of killing Palestinians to harvest their human organs – a modern-day repetition of the historical blood libel all too familiar to Jews. It is a country where the vice-chair for the Social Democratic Women in southern Sweden felt free to prattle: "I think Gaza is comparable to the Warsaw Ghetto ... I'm surprised that Israel ... can do the exact same things the Nazis did.''

Really? The exact same thing?

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Yeah, EXACTLY the same thing!

Everyone feel free to email this writer and point out that fact!

UPDATE: Email linked fixed! Try now!

Mar 18 09:57

Is New Jersey protected from a storm like Katrina?

Is New Jersey protected from a storm like Katrina? Evidence suggests not. Because it borders the Atlantic Ocean and Delaware River, southern New Jersey is especially vulnerable to flooding and storm surges. Low lying areas along the Delaware Bay are protected by a little-known system of more than 35 earthen levees and tide gates originally constructed during Colonial times. This ancient flood control infrastructure is crumbling, and responsibility for maintenance is fragmented and uncoordinated.


A reader mentioned the situation. I thought it would be useful for people to have a gander at this.
IMHO, it looks like someone connected to the insurance industry may be looking at "opportunities".

Mar 18 09:56

Construction of the Third Temple in Jerusalem to begin soon God willing !

According to the Vilna Gaon, one of the greatest sages of the 18th century on ”March 16, 2010, Israel will begin construction of the Third Temple in Jerusalem….,

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The problem is that there has already been a third temple.

The first Temple is the Temple built by David and Solomon, which is presumed to have existed even though there is no archaeological evidence to prove it. (The Pomegranate Staff ornament and the Jehoash Tablet once cited as physical proof of the First Temple have both been exposed as hoaxes). That temple is supposedly destroyed by Nebuchadnezzar.

The Second Temple was the one built by Zerubbabel following the Babylonian Captivity. That temple is eventually converted to the Roman Akva Fortress. When Pompey invades Judea, he finds the remains of the Second Temple to be empty.

The Third Temple was built by Herod the Great in an attempt to ingratiate himself with his Jewish subjects. The Temple Mount is enlarged, leveled, and a completely new Temple constructed on the foundation of the old Roman Fortress.

This Temple of Herod is declared the Third Temple at the time, but is destroyed by Hadrian in 136 who then builds a Temple of Jupiter and statue of himself on the spot.

Because none of the religious prophecies connected to the creation of the Third Temple actually materialized before its destruction (and a revolt to try to retake the mount and start a third temple failed), the Jewish priests simply declared Herod's Temple had only been a "rebuild" of the Second Temple, even though the construction, lasting over 40 years, was a complete replacement from the ground up.

By this swindle the priests were able to keep leading their flocks with wonderful prophecies about what the erecting of the Third Temple would bring, not unlike the various religious groups that predict the end of the world, then when the prediction fails, simply change the numbers and go back to business as usual.

But the fact is that, if you stipulate that David and Solomon's Temple really did exist, then Israel has already had their three temples.

Mar 18 09:55

US-China differences 'should not harm Iran cooperation'

Chinese-US differences over Taiwan and Tibet should not stop Beijing from backing strong sanctions against Iran or trip up cooperation on global issues, Washington's ambassador to Beijing said Thursday.

"Differences on Taiwan and Tibet cannot, must not, prevent us from working together to create jobs, address climate change, and prevent Iran from developing a nuclear weapons capability," ambassador Jon Huntsman said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Is this man barking mad?!?

China has become Iran's biggest trading partner, particularly in energy development; why in heaven's name would the Chinese government want to tamper with that?

The short answer is, they won't!!

Mar 18 09:54

AP IMPACT: Gov't bank auditors got big bonuses

Just as bank executives got bonuses despite taking on dangerous amounts of risk, regulators got taxpayer-funded bonuses despite missing or ignoring signs that the system was on the verge of a meltdown.

Mar 18 09:52


As the alternative media fill with news of "Climategate" and other scientific scandals, people ask: "What has happened to science? Has it been corrupted as have the Congress, the presidency, the media, and many of our other institutions? Can we no longer depend upon even our scientists to tell the truth?"

As the mainstream media fill our eyes and ears with strange claims about scientific "discoveries" – claims that seem to constantly serve the interests of a government that is clearly bent on enslaving us, why are most of our scientists not heard? Why do they and their institutions remain at best silent and at worst supportive of our enemies?

Mar 18 09:51

Walgreens: no new Medicaid patients as of April 16

Effective April 16, Walgreens drugstores across the state won't take any new Medicaid patients, saying that filling their prescriptions is a money-losing proposition — the latest development in an ongoing dispute over Medicaid reimbursement.

In a news release, Walgreens said its decision to not take new Medicaid patients stemmed from a "continued reduction in reimbursement" under the state's Medicaid program, which reimburses it at less than the break-even point for 95 percent of brand-name medications dispensed to Medicaid patents

Webmaster's Commentary: 

There are three things you can never be simultaneously in this country; poor, elderly, and ill.

Mar 18 09:50

Judge orders banks to trial over Milan bond deals

A judge in Milan ordered banks JPMorgan, Deutsche Bank, Depfa, UBS and 13 people to stand trial for alleged fraud in the sale of derivative instruments, the prosecutor told AFP on Wednesday.

Mar 18 09:50

Preparing for Civil Unrest in America

What is at stake is the fraudulent confiscation of lifelong savings and pension funds, the appropriation of tax revenues to finance the trillion dollar "bank bailouts", which ultimately serve to line the pockets of the richest people in America.

This economic crisis is in large part the result of financial manipulation and outright fraud to the detriment of entire populations, leading to a renewed wave of corporate bankruptcies, mass unemployment and poverty.

The criminalization of the global financial system, characterized by a "Shadow Banking" network has resulted in the centralization of bank power and an unprecedented concentration of private wealth.

Mar 18 09:49

Four million expats want to come home as savings and income plunge along with the pound

Almost 4million Brits living abroad are planning a mass return to home shores after seeing their savings and income stripped by the plunging values of the pound and their property.

The dramatic slump has slashed their income by a third and has turned Brits into the paupers of Europe.

Mar 18 09:49

Puzzling Statement: Obama Says ‘Louisiana Purchase’ Will Help With the Earthquake in Hawaii

Gateway Pundit: What earthquake in Hawaii? In 1868 there was a major earthquake in Hawaii that killed 77 people. In 1975 an earthquake in Hawaii killed 2 people.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This does seem puzzling.

We did have a magnitude 5 quake a couple weeks ago in an unusual place on the Big Island (aftershocks are continuing) but that is minor stuff. We did have a bigger quake in 2006, 6.7, that caused some damage and blackouts but no fatalities.

Mar 18 09:48

China Drawing High-Tech Research From U.S.

For years, many of China’s best and brightest left for the United States, where high-tech industry was more cutting-edge. But Mark R. Pinto is moving in the opposite direction.

In addition to moving Mr. Pinto and his family to Beijing in January, Applied Materials, whose headquarters are in Santa Clara, Calif., has just built its newest and largest research labs here. Last week, it even held its annual shareholders’ meeting in Xi’an.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I think we are seeing the start of a trend here, and one which will continue as this country continues to bankrupt itself.

Mar 18 09:45

Insurers score big win as parliamentarian blocks rate hike watchdog

A Democrat's proposal to create a government watchdog board which would vet insurance premium hikes is likely off the table after the Senate parliamentarian ruled that the proposal isn't suitable to be added in reconciliation, the budget measure Democrats are using to move health care reform forward in the Senate.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Health insurers have to be salivating at this point about all the goodies waiting for them in this alleged "health care" bill, which has absolutely nothing to do with American citizens' health.

Mar 18 09:44

Genocide in the name of the environment is still genocide

In order to confirm their pre-conceived notions of their own self-worth, Galton and his friends started a new field of inquiry called eugenics. Unsurprisingly, it concluded that the rich and powerful were rich and powerful because they were genetically superior, and it offered a simple solution for improving the lot of humanity: make sure that the affluent upper classes breed as much as possible (preferably within their own families, in order to preserve their superior stock), and make sure the lower classes breed as little as possible.

Mar 18 09:43

PROPAGANDA ALERT - First deadly rocket in year hits Israel

Palestinian militants fired a rocket from Gaza into Israel Thursday, killing a Thai farm worker, while the European Union's foreign affairs chief was visiting the Hamas-controlled enclave.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Nobody knows who really fired the rocket, but isn't it wonderfully convenient for Israel that the rocket killed a (non-Israeli) civilian while the EU official was there to see?

Mar 18 09:40

FUCK YOU DENNIS KUCINICH- What did you REALLY GET for Selling us out, you piece of shit?

Dennis took a plane ride with Obama and sold us out. Threw us right the fuck under the bus. He sold us out after talking to Obama and Pelosi. He sold us out because he was told that without his support other progressives would also hold out and Pelosi would have to use the “deem and pass” trick to force Obamacare on the American people. That action would harm her rep and Obama’s rep. So he flipped his vote without getting a goddamn thing in exchange.

Mar 18 09:39

Should the EU subsidise Israeli security?

The inclusion of Israel in the European Security Research Programme undermines the EU's commitment to even-handedness in the Middle East.

Mar 18 09:38

FLASHBACK - Art Students in WTC Connected to Israeli Intelligence Service

So why is all this information about an innocent art stunt so important, aside from the fact that these individuals had WTC construction passes in 2000 before releasing their book in August of 2001? Because according to the DEA report on the investigation into a separate story of art students in the country penetrating military bases, government agencies and so fourth as a part of a spy ring, 2 names show up in the arrests of over 140 spies that sparked interest for me.

Mar 18 09:33

6 Subtle Ways The News Media Disguises Bullshit As Fact

"Police Insist: When Huskies Win, There's More Trouble." The "Huskies" here are the local college football team, if you were wondering, and headline seems to say that when they win, crime goes up. Holy shit! Better put a stop to that!

The first hint that the headline might not be accurate comes in paragraph four (that "the stats may not necessarily bear it out") and the information that actually completely contradicts the headline's claim doesn't pop up until freaking paragraph eight (that this very paper did an analysis that showed no increase in police calls on game day, whether the team wins or not).

That's right; without changing a word of the article, the paper could just as easily have run the headline as, "Study Shows No Increase In Huskies Violence."

Mar 18 09:29

Jewelry stolen in deathbed robbery

“Who goes into a dying woman’s room and steals her jewelry?” said disgusted Toronto Police Det. Christopher Higgins.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

My sympathies to the family, but who wears jewelry in a hospital?????

Mar 18 09:27

Archeologists learn 'ancient synagogue' was 'Arab palace'

Ruins in northern Israel long thought to be of an 'ancient synagogue' have now been identified as the remains of a 7th Century palace built by Arab caliphs.

Mar 18 09:26

US lawmakers furious over criticizing Israel

US congressmen have rebuked President Barack Obama's administration for its criticism of Israel over its illegal settlement expansions.

Eric Cantor, the number two Republican in the House of Representatives, claimed on Tuesday that the government's criticism of Israel threatened US national security.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"You don't want to piss Israel off and risk another 9-11, do you???"

Mar 18 09:25

Obama says no crisis in US-Israeli relations

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"We're just pretending like there is one to give Israel deniability when we obey their order to bomb the snot out of Iran!" -- Official White Horse Souse

Mar 18 09:18

Tax Scam Uncle Sam? You Oughta Be Fired! Says Utah Rep. Chaffetz

Working for Uncle Sam comes with some great perks, like job stability, posh benefits packages, and in many cases, average salaries that are higher than what the same job pays in the private sector.

That's why Republican Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, is irked that nearly 100,000 civilian federal employees owe the IRS $962 million in back taxes. He thinks they should pay up or be fired.

Mar 18 09:15

Repo 105 - How Lehman Brothers Destroyed Themselves.

Mar 18 09:10

Bernanke Wants to Eliminate Reserve Requirements Completely

Up until now, the United States has operated under a "fractional reserve" banking system. Banks have always been required to keep a small fraction of the money deposited with them for a reserve, but were allowed to loan out the rest. But now it turns out that Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke wants to completely eliminate minimum reserve requirements, which he says "impose costs and distortions on the banking system". At least that is what a footnote to his testimony before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Financial Services on February 10th says. So is Bernanke actually proposing that banks should be allowed to have no reserves at all?

That simply does not make any sense. But it is right there in black and white on the Federal Reserve's own website....

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The author of this article is greatly misinformed as to the true mature of the Reserve system. The banks are allowed to CREATE new money out of thin air for loans, but it is limited to a fixed multiple of the (you will pardon the expression) "real" money they have on deposit. What Bernanke wants to do is eliminate that limit, so that the Reserve Banks can simply print up as much cash as they want, which of course will send the nation into Wiemar Republic style hyper-inflation.

Mar 18 09:07

Billboard on I-70 in Missouri

Thanks to my friend Bigassbuzz at Myspace for the post.

Mar 18 09:01

Madoff Computer Programmers Indicted: Jerome O’Hara, George Perez Rigged Computer, Feds Say

Two former employees accused of helping fraudulent Wall Street financier Bernard Madoff (MAY’-dawf) program an old computer to generate false records have been indicted. Wednesday’s indictment accuses computer programmers Jerome O’Hara and George Perez of conspiracy, falsifying records of a broker dealer and falsifying records of an investment adviser.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

How come they haven't indicted the computer programmers who rigged the CRU's computer codes to show a "hockey stick?"

Mar 18 08:59

FLASHBACK - Documentary Shows Child Abuse Ring Leads to Top Levels of Church, Government

As the sexual abuse cases in the Catholic church now reach even to the pope, one documentary stands out. Conspiracy of Silence is a powerful, disturbing documentary revealing a U.S. child sex abuse and pedophilia ring that leads to the highest levels of government. Featuring intrepid investigator John DeCamp, a highly decorated Vietnam war veteran and 16-year Nebraska state senator, Conspiracy of Silence reveals how rogue elements at all levels of government have been involved in systematic child sex abuse and pedophilia to feed the base desires of key politicians.

Mar 18 08:56

Cuccinelli's office confirms Virginia will sue over health care

A spokesman for Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli II (R) said this afternoon that Virginia will file suit against the federal government if the Democratic health care reform bill is approved by the U.S. Congress.

Cuccinelli has long said he was examining the legal issues and suggested he would likely file suit. Brian Gottstein, a spokesman for the office, said this afternoon that a lawsuit is now a definite. Gottstein would provide no details of the legal rationale for such a suit, indicating the process is "still being worked out."

Mar 18 08:55


Vice President Joe Biden, Secretary of State Clinton and Joint Chief's Chairman Mike Mullen have all recently visited Israel on two issues, reliable information that Israel was planning an attack on Iran, a plan designed to push America into a war our leaders believe is both wrong and likely to risk a global nuclear confrontation with Russia and the building of a massive housing project on the Arab side of Jerusalem in violation of numerous agreements, a project that is likely to cause a spike in world terrorism and send thousands of new fighters to Afghanistan to face American forces there.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Oh that it were so. But I have my doubts.

The story of the new document that proves the White House directly intervened in the 9-11 investigation proves that Israel is still holding the truth of 9-11 over the US Government's head, in order to blackmail the US Government into doing Israel's bidding. The story about bunker-busters being shipped to Diego Garcia suggests that the US is doing as it is told and is preparing to attack Iran's non-existent nuclear weapons by which we mean the power stations and medical isotope facilities.

But, Israel is afraid of being seen as the cause for the US attack. Abe Foxman is already out bloviating that Israel has never, EVER, asked Americans to fight Israel's wars for them. Technically, he is correct. Israel tricks the US into making war on Israel's enemies (see The Lavon Affair, the attack on the USS Liberty, and the fake radio transmitter in Tripoli as examples).

So, in order to forestall retaliation by Iran or its allies against Israel, Israel has decided to appear to be separating from the US politically, so that when the US sends the bombers into Iran to smash the place, Israel can say, "Who? Us!?!"

Of course, this deception won;t foll Iran or any other world leader, but no doubt when Iran does counter attack through our troops in Iraq to get to Israel, no doubt ABCNNBBCBS will scream that Iran is attacking Israel 'without just cause' in order to urge escalation into a full blown WW3.

Because I do not think for a moment Israel would allow the US the slightest chance to break free of the chains Israel worked so hard to place on our politicians.

Mar 18 08:33

A Low-Tech Solution to the Health Care Crisis

As I watch the health care bill debate debacle tumble down the rat-hole of Congress, I have to shake my head at how absurd this has all become. The final version – in almost any iteration now – will surely bankrupt us in time. If you thought the bank bailout was excessive, wait until you see this final tab.

Mar 18 08:32

Census resisters cite distrust of government

To Charles Turrisi Jr., the 2010 census — even with its shorter 10-question form — goes beyond what the framers of the Constitution intended. To his way of thinking, it's about nine questions too long.

Turrisi is among a number of conservatives, Libertarians and tea party adherents who believe the census should be nothing more than a head count, not a collection of personal information. They plan to answer only the first question on the census forms arriving this week — the one that asks how many people live in the house.

Mar 18 08:29

American Military: Trust in the Last Vestige of US Dominance

The world’s richest people (two of the top five are Indians)…its biggest markets…it largest financial reserves…its most profitable companies – all are moving away from the US.

And now the Chinese are proposing to help the US upgrade its transportation system. Word from Beijing is that Chinese contractors are pitching high-speed rail lines to California, Florida and Illinois.

What next?

Mar 18 08:27

CLIMATEGATE - The Warmers Strike Back

Former Colorado Sen. Tim Wirth, now president of the United Nations Foundation, in 1990 said, "We've got to ride the global warming issue. Even if the theory of global warming is wrong, we'll be doing the right thing, in terms of economic policy and environmental policy."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Even if the theory of global warming is wrong, we'll be doing the right thing..."

Mar 18 08:27

Armed and ready to shop

Wisconsin Open Carry. Groups like this have been springing up all over the States in the last year and they've been making an impact in the last week or so, getting Starbucks in California to agree people should be allowed into their coffee shops carrying guns. The groups are made up of people who want to make a point about the Second Amendment right in the Constitution to bear arms, by bearing them openly. Some want to make a point and test whether or not private firms like shops and restaurants recognise that right.

Mar 18 08:24

Bombing of Dresden in World War II

Dresden was widely considered a city of little war-related industrial or strategic importance, though, after the fact, in his memoirs Winston Churchill described it as a "centre of communications of Germany's Eastern Front." Dresden itself was most noted as a cultural centre, with noted architecture in the Zwinger Palace, the Dresden State Opera House and its historic cathedral (the Frauenkirche) and other churches. It was also called "Elbflorenz", i.e. Florence of the Elbe, due to its stunning beauty. It has been claimed that the bombing was at the request of the Soviet Union, to attack a German armoured division in transit through the city.

Mar 18 08:21

Buy, Buy American Pie

Mar 18 08:19

Netanyahu’s Mule

Among other things Ben Artzi said “We are a nation dating back 4,000 years, and you (America) in a year or two will be long forgotten. Who will remember you? But Jerusalem will dwell on forever."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Whom the Gods would destroy they first make proud!

Mar 18 08:09

Virginia to sue government if Dems pass health care reform

Virginia will file suit against the federal government if the Democrats' health care reform bill is approved, said a spokesman for Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli II (R) this afternoon.

Mar 18 08:09

The Last Hope

Further, the federal government simply doesn’t work. It is clogged up, constipated, gridlocked, using antiquated technology to do badly things it ought to do and things it oughtn’t. In large part this is because federal hiring rests on the desires of racist and feminist lobbies instead of suitability for the work to be done. Whole departments – HUD, Education – do much harm and little good. IRS is ruthless, incompetent, and unaccountable, the tax laws burdensome and crafted for the benefit of special interests and of Washington. I can change my address with my bank online in five minutes and know that it has been done; IRS requires a paper form and six to eight weeks to effect the change, and you don’t know whether it has been done.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Revolution is in our future. It is unavoidable. The only question is when, and how ready you will be for it.

In a way, this represents a failure on my part, for the whole purpose of trying to expose the truth about the government for the last 18 years was to force the government to evolve into a new state of being in which it was recognized that lies and deception of the public were no longer legitimate tools of statecraft.

But the people in charge of the government are a bunch of cold-war fossils whose ossified brains still see the world as it was a half century ago, and cannot quit living in the past. Like any organism out of touch with the changing environment it is doomed to extinction. The only question is how to keep it from murdering millions of bystanders in its death-throes.

Mar 18 07:45

Stop the Census-Nothing But Fraud

Mar 18 07:44

Rising food prices may start with seeds

In recent years, the companies that develop seeds for farmers to sow in their fields have consolidated. Complaints about unfair competitive practices by the few giant firms left have soared. As a result, critics say, the effects of more costly seeds have rippled out to the nation's dining tables.

Mar 18 07:43

American Naifs Bringing Ruin to Other Lands

According to news reports, the U.S. military is shipping “bunker-buster” bombs to the U.S. Air Force base at Diego Garcia in the Indian Ocean. The Herald Scotland reports that experts say the bombs are being assembled for an attack on Iran’s nuclear facilities. The newspaper quotes Dan Piesch, director of the Centre for International Studies and Diplomacy at the University of London: “They are gearing up totally for the destruction of Iran.” http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/world-news/final-destination-iran-1...

Mar 18 07:41

EFF Posts Documents Detailing U.S. Law Enforcement Collection of Data From Social Media Sites

The Justice Department released a presentation entitled “Obtaining and Using Evidence from Social Networking Sites.” The slides, which were prepared by two lawyers from the agency’s Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section, detail several social media companies’ data retention practices and responses to law enforcement requests. The presentation notes that Facebook was “often cooperative with emergency requests” while complaining about Twitter’s short data retention policies and refusal to preserve data without legal process. The presentation also touches on use of social media for undercover operations.

Mar 18 07:33

The Green They Steal, The Greed They Wear ...a St. Patrick's Day lament


It was amazing. Every story on the front page of Tuesday's New York Times told the story of the Age of Greed during which a system known as capitalism is slowly, but surely, killing us:

Mar 18 07:33

The Break On Palestine

“To wipe the spit off his face, Biden had to say it was only rain.” The Israeli journalist Akiva Eldar was tapping a vein of bitter Jewish wit when he wrote those words about the humiliation of the vice president on his recent state-visit to Israel. Trust a weakling, the saying goes: if you spit in his face he’ll just pretend it was rain. Last week, an American leader finally chose not to pretend.

Mar 18 07:33

US-Israel Tensions Continue To Percolate

Despite assurances by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton Tuesday that the United States and Israel share a “close, unshakable bond,” the week-old crisis between the two allies continued to percolate Tuesday.

Washington canceled a planned trip to the region by its special Middle East peace envoy, while its top regional military commander warned that the failure to make progress in Israeli-Palestinian negotiations and the “perception” that the U.S. favored Israel in that conflict were damaging to U.S. security interests and allies in the Arab world and helped al-Qaeda and Iran gain influence.

Mar 18 07:31

They’re Killing Arabs

This bit of titular erudition came, with a shrug of the shoulders, at the end of the first session of the newly-formed Russell Tribunal on Palestine. It was not a part of the official record because it was stated in the anteroom, just off the auditorium of the elegantly appointed Barcelona Lawyers Building where the Tribunal was held. The person making this comment was not an official expert witness–but he was a European who understood the mindset that made Europeans complicit, not only in Israel’s crimes against the Palestinian people, but also in Israel’s impunity.

Mar 18 07:24

Dems tap drug maker millions for PhRMA-friendly bill

Let's look at those profits. Drug makers' combined profit margin last year was 22.2 percent, compared with insurers' 4.4 percent. Drug maker Merck's net income, $12.9 billion, exceeds that of the 10 largest insurers combined.

Pfizer, which netted $8.64 billion last year, gave its CEO, Jeff Kindler, a 12.5 percent salary increase, bringing his compensation to $14.9 million. Pfizer, in a federal filing, attributed the raise partly to Kindler's work "developing and advancing U.S. and global public policies that serve the overall interests of our Company," including his "constructive participation in the U.S. legislative process." Kindler contributed the maximum to Obama's election, and Obama raised more money from the drug industry than any candidate in history.

Mar 18 07:13

The American Dream Has Moved Abroad

The American dream has always been that even those with humble roots can end up wealthy.

The American dream is what has motivated generations of Americans - natives and immigrants alike - to work hard and play by the rules.

Mar 18 06:54

Keiser Report No25: Markets! Finance! Scandal!

This time Max Keiser and co-host Stacy Herbert report on insider trading in the prediction markets and the billionaire boom and the scary rich outside America. Keiser also speaks to Kate Pickett, author of "The Spirit Level: Why More Equal Societies Almost Always Do Better" about the consequences of inequality.

Mar 18 06:32

Hide the decline and rewrite history?

Human emissions of carbon dioxide began a sharp rise from 1945. But, temperatures, it seems, may have plummeted over half the globe during the next few decades. Just how large or how insignificant was that decline?

Frank Lansner has found an historical graph of northern hemisphere temperatures from the mid 70’s, and it shows a serious decline in temperatures from 1940 to 1975. It’s a decline so large that it wipes out the gains made in the first half of the century, and brings temperatures right back to what they were circa 1910.

Mar 18 06:15

Mass Media-How They Control You-Part 1

Alan Watt-Gerald Celente and G Edward Griffin breaks down how the controllers use the mass media-sports-Madison ave and Pavlovian Dialectic to condition the Sheeple..

Mar 18 06:09

Charlie Sheen on Alex Jones TV: Cowardly Corporate Media Refuses to Debate 9/11 Facts

Alex talks with Golden Globe award winning actor and prominent advocate of the 9/11 Truth movement, Charlie Sheen. Charlie penned "Twenty Minutes with the President," a call for Barack Obama and the government to reinvestigate the 9/11 attacks, an open letter that has attracted much attention and media coverage. Sheen will blast the media's cowardly and sophomoric response to his open letter.

Mar 18 05:34

Dreidel-Club Power Drive

We talked at length about the subject of the “new media” and the growing influence and power of social media within society. See your Who Rules America, Web-based 2.0 transcript for more on that. Big news today across the country was that last week Facebook surpassed Google as the most visited website in the United States...

Mar 18 00:35

Patriot Pancake Breakfast in Atascadero, California 3/13/10

Get out there & talk to our vets! You will be encouraged, because ... they are awake! \o/

ATASCADERO, CALIFORNIA — SoCal Martial Law Alerts (SCMLA) handed out Oath Keepers cards and Alex Jones' Fall of the Republic DVDs at the Patriot Pancake Breakfast fundraiser on March 13, 2010. 90% of the people SCMLA talked to were very aware of what is currently going on in this country. Patriots indeed! It was very encouraging.

March 17, 2010

Mar 17 22:25

Idaho challenges national health care proposal; more states may follow

Idaho on Wednesday became the first state to pass a law saying no thanks to part of President Obama's health care proposal.

The Idaho Health Care Freedom Act says in part, "every person within the state of Idaho is and shall be free to choose or decline to choose any mode of securing health care services without penalty or threat of penalty."

Mar 17 22:24

Another UHI effect – thunderstorms & lightning

Mar 17 22:24

CLIMATEGATE - Problems with the Permafrost?

Blok et al. conclude “These results suggest that the expected expansion of deciduous shrubs in the Arctic region, triggered by climate warming, may reduce summer permafrost thaw. Increased shrub growth may thus partially offset further permafrost degradation by future temperature increases. Permafrost models need to include a dynamic vegetation component to accurately predict future permafrost thaw.”

Enough said!

Mar 17 22:16

The Growing Movement for Publicly Owned Banks

We the people have given away our sovereign money-creating power to private, for-profit lending institutions, which have used it to siphon wealth from the productive economy. Some states are moving to take that power back.

Mar 17 22:14

ACLU obtains document stating 9/11 commission told to "not cross the line"

According to a document obtained by the ACLU under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) on Tuesday March 16, the 9/11 commission was warned on Jan. 6th, 2004 by high-level administration officials to "not cross the line" in the investigation of the events that occurred on Sept. 11, 2001.

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From the extreme coverage this story has been getting, it feels like Israel firing a shot across the bow of the US ship of state; a warning to do as they are told, invade Iran, and act like it's all the US' idea, or Israel will blow the lid off of 9-11 knowing it will be worse for the US Government than for Israel's government.

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Mar 17 22:11

Four banks face trial derivatives test

An Italian judge on Wednesday ordered four foreign banks and 13 people to stand trial over a complex derivatives deal involving Milan in a criminal test case for cities facing heavy losses from derivatives deals.

Mar 17 22:05

teenaged girl kills child to attain occult powers

Preliminary investigations reveal that she killed the three-year-old boy on the directions of some of her relatives involved in occult practices,' he added.

The girl, who is being treated at a hospital, has been booked for killing the boy.

Her parents were arrested a few months back for killing a two-year-old girl in a human sacrifice.

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Religion: the only known contagious psychosis.

Mar 17 21:56


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Look your victims in the eyes!

Mar 17 21:55

Dems tap drug maker millions for PhRMA-friendly bill

But drug industry lobbyists, according to Politico, spent the weekend "huddled with Democratic staffers" who needed the drug lobby to "sign off" on proposals before moving ahead. Meanwhile, we learn that the drug lobby is buying millions of dollars of ads in 43 districts where a Democratic candidate stands to suffer for supporting the bill.

Mar 17 17:23

Robust Nuclear Earth Penetrator

This animation depicts a proposed weapon with a one megaton yield. The funding for this weapon was cut in 2005 defense appropriations. However, the United States still has a B61-11 nuclear 'bunker buster' in its arsenal which has a 400 kiloton yield, which could still cause hundreds of thousands of deaths and spread radiation to other countries.

Mar 17 16:16

U.S. Directs Large-Scale Offensive In Somalia

In addition to using such a multinational regional force in Somalia, the U.S. can also deploy it against Uganda’s Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) rebels in Uganda, Congo and Sudan, and could even employ it against Eritrea, Zimbabwe and Sudan, the only nations on the African continent not to some degree enmeshed in military partnerships with Washington and NATO. (Libya has participated in NATO naval exercises and South Africa has hosted the bloc’s warships.) [11]

Mar 17 16:03

Hill's $nub of U.S. companies in purchase of crystal stemware is clear

Hillary Rodham Clinton's State Department is spending $5.4 million to buy fine crystal stemware for American embassies -- but it won't give the US economy much of a boost.

The contract was given to a tiny Washington, DC, interior designer, which in turn subcontracted the crystal work to a Swedish firm -- snubbing such US companies as the famous manufacturer in Clinton's own back yard, Steuben Crystal of upstate Corning.

Mar 17 16:01

European emission trading rocked by scandal over recycled carbon permits

EUROPE'S emissions trading system was in uproar yesterday amid a mounting scandal over "recycled" carbon permits.

Two carbon exchanges were forced to suspend trading as panic hit investors fearful that they had bought invalid permits.

BlueNext and Nord Pool, the French and Nordic exchanges, suspended trading in certificates of emission reduction (CERs) when it emerged that some had been illegally reused.

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The carbon bubble has its first "pop."

Mar 17 15:17

US military: Goal still to capture bin Laden alive

The top U.S. commander in Afghanistan said Wednesday that it remains the goal of U.S. troops to capture Osama bin Laden alive and "bring him to justice."

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Mar 17 14:58

Greek police brutality against photographers

Flickr photos from march 10.

Mar 17 14:50


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Mar 17 14:49

Humans are no Angels, but they can aspire to modern-day sainthood

However, since being a saint is now so much easier, sainthood has quite naturally become the relevant pre-condition for the individual to being afforded human rights and a saintly government for a nation to being afforded the protection of international law.