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August 6, 2008

Aug 06 10:25

America's house price time bomb

Faced with seemingly never-ending falls in the value of their properties, some American home-owners are taking radical action; they are choosing to walk away from homes and their mortgages.

Aug 06 10:22

The Atomic Bombing of Japan

Historian Tsuyoshi Hasegawa, however, has recently challenged both points. Hasegawa argues that Truman and others demanded "unconditional" surrender on July 26 assuming that Japan would not accept the offer, allowing the US to then justify use of the atomic bombs ("unconditional surrender" was understood to include the removal of the emperor from Japanese society, a severe affront to Japanese traditions).

Aug 06 10:20

Khudari: Israel has no right to block a vessel from crossing Palestinian waters

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I understand that it is the organizers' intentions to confront Israel peacefully thruough the delivery of this desperately needed cache of medicines and food for the Gazan people.

I do hope that they understand very clearly that Israeli military will not respond in kind

Aug 06 10:20

The FBI's emerging, leaking case against Ivins

It's certainly possible that once the FBI closes its investigation and then formally unveils its evidence -- which apparently will happen tomorrow -- a very convincing case will be made that Bruce Ivins perpetrated the anthrax attacks and did so alone. But what has been revealed thus far -- through the standard ritual of selected Government leaks which the establishment media, with some exceptions, just mindlessly re-prints no matter how frivolous -- is creating the opposite impression.


Aug 06 10:17

29 STATES FACED TOTAL BUDGET SHORTFALL OF AT LEAST $48 BILLION IN 2009

At least 29 states plus the District of Columbia, including several of the nation’s largest states, faced an estimated $48 billion in combined shortfalls in their budgets for fiscal year 2009 (which began July 1, 2008 in most states.) At least three other states expect budget problems in fiscal year 2010.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Hey, no problem, we'll just raise taxes!" -- Every government drone breathing.

Aug 06 10:15

Peshmerga reportedly on the move

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So much for the mantra "the surge is working".

Aug 06 10:11

FLASHBACK - Who Is ''Torie'' Clarke?: Strategic Disinformation at the Pentagon

Within days of the failed government trial-balloon, samples of the anthrax sent to office within National Broadcasting Company and to Sen. Daschle proved what most "right-wingers" feared most: The Anthrax Was Ours.

Aug 06 10:08

A sinister weapons cache – or useful camping gear?

One side claims they are "sinister" weapons intended to attack police officers, horses and dogs. The other says they are nothing more dangerous than kitchen utensils, to be used for cutting up vegetables. The confrontations between the police and protesters at the climate camp in Kent continued yesterday, after officers paraded knives and other weapons which they said had been confiscated and found around the camp near Kingsnorth power station.


Aug 06 10:07

Forbes.com list of 'fastest-dying' cities includes four in Ohio

Four of America's 10 fastest-dying cities are in the Buckeye State, according to a list produced by Forbes magazine.

Aug 06 10:06

DoD Looked At Ancient World For Empire Tips

In the summer of 2002, the Pentagon's Office of Net Assessment (ONA) published an 85-page monograph called "Military Advantage in History". Unusual for an office that is headed by Andrew Marshall, the Pentagon's "futurist in chief," the study looks back to the past—way back. It examines four empires, or "pivotal hegemonic powers in history," to draw lessons about how the United States "should think about maintaining military advantage in the 21st century." Though unclassified, the study was held close to the vest; a stamp on the cover limits its dissemination without permission.

Aug 06 09:56

Pentagon Spokesman Disputes Mullen’s View Of Afghanistan: Nothing ‘Urgent Or Precarious’ About It»

Webmaster's Commentary: 

(Ahem).

Mr. Morrell, the outgoing NATO US commander has stated, in very blunt English, that to do the job in Afghanistan, we'd need 400,000 troops on the ground.

How many does the US and NATO have on the ground in Afghanistan? Approximately 47,000.

You do the math, sir.

The fact that bombing raids have been escalating translates into the reality that the US and NATO forces are not in control at all on the ground here.

And bombing raids can do two things very nicely. They can kill a bunch of non-combatants (women, children, the medically fragile, and the elderly), and work to radicalize those Afghanis left standing even further away from the Karzai government.

If that outcome is what you define as "success" in Afghanistan, we've done one hell of a job!

Aug 06 09:51

Zionism; a pernicious virus and World Problem.

It’s well beyond strange at this point. How is it that Zionist American and Israeli Jews are connected to so many things involving murders, single and plural? How is it that the same Israeli security firm was in charge of all 9/11 airports as well as the London Tube and the Madrid train station at the time of the attacks? What’s the story with Odigo and Promis software? Why does it all track back to Israel? Understand that I could add much, much more; from Larry Silverstein to the curious locations of Olmert and Netanyahu on certain significant dates.


Aug 06 09:50

Russian Judge Rules Sexual Harassment Is Okay As It Ensures Survival Of Human Race

A woman seeking to become only the third woman ever to successfully bring a sexual harassment case in Russia was dealt a shocking rebuke when the judge threw out her case, ruling that sexual harassment is actually necessary for the survival of the human race:

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Pardon me while I help the survival of the human race with that cute Irish lass in the office next door!

Aug 06 09:46

IDF trains for simultaneous Hezbollah, Iran, Syria missile strikes

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Translation: look for some false flag operation happening in Israel or on Israeli assets to be blamed on one of these countries as the justification for yet another Israeli-caused military conflict in the region.

Were I a betting person, I might bet on a false flag blamed on Hezbollah to give Israel the chance to go back into Lebanon. The goal would be the conquest of the area of the Litani River, bringing Israel much sought-after water.

Aug 06 09:45

US officials defend Iraqi budget surplus

In Washington, senators renewed calls for Baghdad to pay more for its own reconstruction, which has been heavily supported by hard-pressed American taxpayers.

Aug 06 09:44

Ex-Howard Hughes spokesman, CIA operative dies

Robert A. Maheu, a former Howard Hughes confidant and CIA operative once involved in a failed plot to poison Fidel Castro, has died in a Las Vegas hospital. He was 90.

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One down.


Aug 06 09:43

THE BOVINE EXCREMENT METER JUST EXPLODED

Aug 06 09:40

Prosecutor: Teen in bomb probe had Camp David map

The investigation has expanded to include officials from the CIA, FBI and Secret Service, prosecutors said.

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"The investigation has expanded to include officials from the CIA, FBI and Secret Service, prosecutors said. "

Did the Maryland police just arrest the designated patsy?

Aug 06 09:38

A record July for planes over Afghanistan

Webmaster's Commentary: 

If there have been a record number of bombing raids on Afghanistan, this means that the US and NATO have absolutely no control of what is going on on the ground.

Airdrops can do two things very well; further radicalize those left standing against the American-backed Karzai government, and kill a bunch of women, children, elderly and infirm.

Our options for success here are very narrow. The outgoing US Nato Command leader stated unequivocally that we need at least 400,000 troops to do this job. How many do we have there right now? Around 47,000 troops, just a little over 10% of what it would take to do the job.

So, we can continue doing what we have been doing (i.e., bomb the hell out of the country because we don't have enough ground troops), declare "victory", and go home.

Or, we can work to include the Taliban in the political discussions, rather than continue a military confrontation against them.

Of course, that would be logical. And this administration and logic have absolutely no relationship at this point whatsoever.

Aug 06 09:36

THE LIE OF THE CENTURY

Since Israel had bombed Iraq's nuclear power plant years before, it was claimed that the only reason Saddam would have for buying uranium oxide was to build bombs.


Aug 06 09:34

White House 'buried British intelligence on Iraq WMDs'

The book claimed that the former Prime Minister sent a top British spy to the Middle East in 2003 — three months before the invasion — to dig up enough intelligence to avoid war but that President Bush and Dick Cheney, the Vice-President, dismissed any claims or possible evidence that would stop military action.

Aug 06 09:33

U.S. officials: Iran's response to int'l offer unacceptable

U.S. officials said on Tuesday Iran's response to an incentives offer is unacceptable.

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"Can we bomb them now? Can we? Huh? Can we? Huh? Huh?" -- Official White Horse Souse

Aug 06 09:32

Siddiqui arrest brings attention to the 'disappeared' issue in Pakistan

Some human rights activists believe that Aafia Siddiqui, a Pakistani-born neuroscientist who appeared Tuesday in federal district court in New York, was originally "disappeared" by Pakistani authorities five years ago, possibly at U.S. behest.

Aug 06 09:32

Scientist now suspect in bizarre tale of Grey Lady of Bagram

The case of Dr. Siddiqui has become a national cause in Pakistan, with horrific tales of her being tortured and repeatedly raped. It is fuelling already rampant anti-Americanism in a key Western ally in the war on terrorism.


Aug 06 09:29

Anthrax widow's lawsuit blames US for death

The widow of a tabloid photo editor who died in the 2001 anthrax attacks insisted in a $50 million federal lawsuit filed years ago that the U.S. government was ultimately responsible for his death.

Aug 06 09:28

Americans Demand Action on the Economy

“We’re in a recession, and Washington is doing nothing about it.” According to recent survey research, that’s one of the most powerful arguments progressives can make right now. The White House says “we have avoided a recession.” [Market Watch] But Americans overwhelmingly disagree. They describe the economy as in recession and support an economic growth package—for good reason.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

According to J.K. Harris, 1/5 of all households are in trouble with the IRS.

That does not tell us that 20% of Americans are deadbeats, but that taxes are and have been far too high for far too long, and a single $600 check does not redress that offense.

I am not going to get into whether the taxes are legal or not. In a government that simply does at it wishes regardless of the law such arguments are pointless. We have re-entered a barbaric stage of civilization where the strong take and the weak surrender. Current events will end one of only two possible ways. Either the US Government will simply collapse as did the USSR, or there will be a revolution hopefully as brief as that which occurred on Romania. There is no third alternative.

The reason the economy is in trouble is that we have been taxed into ruin by a government that viewed borrowing money and sticking future generations with the payments as a divine right, aided by banks who only needed print up the money and who understood that business is better when one spends what others are forced to earn.

The government won't fix the economy. They are too deep in debt to be able to do so. The banks won't fix the economy. The current state of the economy is a direct result of how the banks are set up to run, and they cannot fix the economy without first admitting that their core policies were at fault, and they will never do that.

You have heard the phrase "clash of civilizations." Well, it is not, contrary to the propaganda, about religion, but about competing and clashing economic systems. One one side you have monetary systems with currencies of fixed absolute intrinsic worth, such as how the US was first set up, and on the other you have a fiat monetary system of debt-instrument paper money whose value is whatever the issuing bank says it is from day to day.

Hitler revived Germany's post-WW1 economy by abandoning the reserve banking system and issuing new currency with a fixed value. That is when the bankers around the rest of the world declared a boycott to wreck Germany before the rest of the world's people saw how much better life was without a fractional reserve banking system running your country.

John F. Kennedy tried to do the same here in the US by issuing "United States Notes" backed by silver, but he was killed and his notes taken out of circulation. It is significant that one of the members of the Warren Commission investigating the assassination was John J. McCloy, Chairman of the Board of the Chase Manhattan Bank, an institution not known for its expertise in homicide investigations.

Aug 06 09:27

Kirkuk crisis and the coming war

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The situation in Kirkuk, a very oil rich province in Iraq, is very close to the breaking point.

Various deals have been struck with various companies about access to the oil, and Al-Maliki's central government has been, largely, left out of these deals or the money they represent.

And of course, when the conflagration comes, the pathologically myopic US State Department will declare that they "never saw it coming".

Aug 06 09:22

US accused of backing terrorism in Pakistan

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If Pakistani leadership is surprised at this, they shouldn't be.

The only elements who benefit from further unrest in Pakistan are the US and NATO, because it gives them the "justification" of going into Pakistan whether the Pakistani government wants this or not.


Aug 06 09:17

Nothing Says "Change" Like 3,000 Cops in Riot Gear

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Some of us are actually old enough to remember political conventions before the alleged "free speech zones" were created.

Aug 06 09:13

Beijing sends Mugabe packing

ZIMBABWE'S President, Robert Mugabe, has been forced to return home following intense political pressure from the Chinese Communist Party not to attend Friday night's opening ceremony of the Beijing Olympic Games.

Aug 06 09:13

Tens of thousands mark 63rd anniversary of Hiroshima A-bombing

Thousands of Japanese people and foreign guests and activists gathered Wednesday in Hiroshima to mark the 63rd anniversary of the 1945 U.S. atomic bombing of the southwestern Japanese city.

At a memorial ceremony held in the morning at the city's peace park, attendees observed one minute of silence at 8:15 a.m. (2315 GMT), the time the atomic bomb detonated over Hiroshima 63 years ago, killing nearly 100,000 people in a blink.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

We are taught that the dropping of the Atomic bombs was justified because it ended the war, but the historical reality was that as early as June 1945 Japan was already sending diplomatic signals that it wished to negotiate an end to the war. The United States signaled that Japan was to surrender unconditionally, and Japan insisted that while the military was prepared to do so, certain protections were required for the civilian non-combatants, and the Emperor was to be left untouched.

Truman decided to drop the bombs apparently to prove to the world not only that we had such weapons, but had the political will (i.e. were crazy enough) to use them.

Hiroshima was bombed 63 years ago today using the uranium-cannon bomb "Little Boy". Japan immediately sent a message of surrender. Two days later the plutonium-implosion bomb "Fat Man" was dropped on Nagasaki, apparently with the goal of reassuring the world that Hiroshima had not been some kind of one-time-only trick.

Japan surrendered, and as had originally been requested, protections were put in place for the civilian population, and Emperor Hirohito remained as titular head of Japan, spending his remaining years working to improve Japanese agricultural methods and rebuilding Japan's industrial base.

Aug 06 09:11

NW Pakistan ‘On the Brink of Civil War’

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The only possible beneficiaries of this unrest are the US and NATO. They have been trying to convince Pakistan to allow US and NATO boots on the ground to combat Pakistani insurgents.

Look very soon for further demonization of Pakistan in the Western press, and a unilateral military involvement on the part of NATO and US troops on Pakistani soil with - or without - the consent of the Pakistani government.

Aug 06 08:52

Bush To Speak Out Against China Policies On Day He Arrives For Olympics

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Can this man not put his feet so firmly down his throat when he speaks that he's tapdancing on his tonsils?!?!

Does he have any clue about how much US paper money China holds, and what would happen to the US economy (already poised to jump off a cliff) if China starts to dump dollars??

Aug 06 08:50

Texas defies World Court with execution

The World Court last month ordered the U.S. government to "take all measures necessary" to halt the upcoming executions of five Mexicans including Medellin's on the grounds that they had been deprived of their right to consular services after their arrests.

Aug 06 08:50

Renegade troops seize power in Mauritania

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Maybe they have an idiot for a leader.

Aug 06 08:49

Israel threatens Gaza with resumed military operations

Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak said Tuesday he is convinced that a truce with Palestinian authorities in the Gaza Strip is temporary and that military operations will resume in the future.

"Let people who long for battles in Gaza not worry. They will take place," local radio quoted Barak as saying.

Aug 06 08:48

Bruce Ivins: The Movie

This passes muster in Hollywood, of course, since it embodies all the social prejudices so beloved by that temple of cultural corruption, yet in the real world one looks at it askance and wonders: are these guys kidding? Because this scenario has very little if anything to do with the known facts. The only connection the anthrax letters have to the Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority is the fact that the New Jersey letters were mailed from a post office box not far from where the Princeton chapter keeps a storage locker. No kidding: that is the connection, in toto.

Aug 06 08:46

‘Fakeproof’ e-passport is cloned in minutes

New microchipped passports designed to be foolproof against identity theft can be cloned and manipulated in minutes and accepted as genuine by the computer software recommended for use at international airports.

Tests for The Times exposed security flaws in the microchips introduced to protect against terrorism and organised crime. The flaws also undermine claims that 3,000 blank passports stolen last week were worthless because they could not be forged.

Aug 06 08:45

Was Abu Nidal Forgery Aimed at Refuting Joe Wilson?

By September of 2003, a guerrilla war was raging in Iraq and it had become clear that there was no WMD. Shiite cleric Muhammad Baqir al-Hakim was blown up in Najaf on August 31. GIs were being killed in al-Anbar.

Bush and Cheney needed to refute Wilson's allegation that they ignored his report on Niger uranium. They also needed a smoking gun to tie Iraq to al-Qaeda, without which their continued occupation of the country was on thin legal grounds.

Tying Atta to Abu Nidal would form an ex post facto justification for the war, something Bush desperately needed.

Aug 06 08:44

US threatens Iran with 'punitive' measures

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Without Russian and Chinese agreement to a new round of sanctions at the UN, more UN sanctions are dead in the water before they even are discussed.

So what now?

Aug 06 08:41

Wall Street declines on Freddie Mac loss

Stocks retreated Wednesday, a day after a big rally, as troubled mortgage financier Freddie Mac reported a larger-than-expected second-quarter loss and touched off fresh concerns about the financial sector.

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And anyone who knew Mac was going to say that made a fortune short selling the market.

Aug 06 08:41

Indonesia warns oil output to finish in 10 years’ time

Indonesia’s oil watchdog, BPMIGAS, warned on Friday that the country’s dwindling oil reserves could be exhausted in 10 years’ time if no new reserves are found.

Aug 06 08:40

Military jury convicts bin Laden's driver

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Drive a dead guy, go to jail!

Aug 06 08:38

China revokes visa of gold medalist, Darfur activist Cheek

Olympic gold medalist and outspoken Darfur activist Joey Cheek has had his visa revoked by the Chinese embassy, hours before the speedskating champion was set to fly to China. And he wasn't even planning on wearing a mask when he got there.

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In ancient times, the Olympics were held in such high respect that wars would stop for the duration of the games, and competitors from the opposing sides would meet on the athletic fields, have the games, and while it would be too much to expect they would be friends, they were at least cordial according to contemporary records.

These degenerate times every government on Earth seems to feel that the Olympics exist solely either to make money or political points, and the athletes are just stands on which to hang medals to be admired, or pawns to be discarded if they fail to produce the required political results.

Aug 06 08:34

Russia mulls arms in Belarus to counter U.S. shield

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From the perspective of history, his administration will have to go down as one of the most stupidly ham-fisted US administrations of all time.

Russia could have been made a strategic ally by this administration. Instead, NATO is encroaching on its borders, and we're making deals with Eastern European countries to install missile shields.

The Russians are no idiots: they know precisely at whom those missiles will be based. They are simply countering in kind with this suggestion.

Aug 06 08:31

US nuclear sub visits Japan amid leak controversy

An American nuclear submarine making a regular stop in southern Japan does not present a risk, the U.S. Navy said Monday, just days after Japan's government suggested a similar U.S. vessel may have leaked radiation at the same port earlier this year.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"No, it's safe. When we said it was a leaky boat we meant we named it after Dr, Leakey, the anthropologist. Yeah, that's it. WE named it after that guy. Honest!"

Aug 06 08:29

FBI said to have stalked Ivins' family

Before killing himself last week, Army scientist Bruce Ivins told friends that government agents had stalked him and his family for months, offered his son $2.5 million to rat him out and tried to turn his hospitalized daughter against him with photographs of dead anthrax victims.

The pressure on Ivins was extreme, a high-risk strategy that has failed the FBI before. The government was determined to find the villain in the 2001 anthrax attacks; it was too many years without a solution to the case that shocked and terrified a post-9/11 nation.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Well, they have one, because the whole world knows that while the FBI pounded on Drs. Ayaad Asaad, Stephen Hatfill, Bruce Ivins, etc. they totally avoided the one man actually caught on the security system entering the lab where the anthrax used in the letters was kept, without authorization and after losing his job over a racially-motivated attack on the aforesaid Dr. Asaad.

GREAT MOMENTS IN THE HISTORY OF THE FBI.

"[Your information is] too precise, too complete to be believed. The questionnaire plus the other information you brought spell out in detail exactly where, when, how, and by whom we are to be attacked. If anything, it sounds like a trap."

FBI response to the top British spy, Dusko Popov (code named "Tricycle") on August 10, 1941, dismissing Popov's report of the complete Japanese plan for the attack on Pearl Harbor.

Pearl Harbor: The Verdict Of History by Gordon Prange, appendix 7 published in 1986. Based on records from the JOINT CONGRESSIONAL COMMITTEE on the Investigation of the Pearl Harbor Attack, Nov 15, 1945 to May 31, 1946.

Aug 06 08:25

Anthrax Attacks — Assassin Nation

After 9/11 and before the passage of the Patriot Act a month later, our great national terror was the anthrax attacks waged against the mainstream media and Congress. Democratic Senators Daschle and Leahy, both targeted, had been well positioned to oppose the Patriot Act on constitutional grounds, and perhaps lead their party to do the same. The anthrax attacks changed all that, putting Bush and Cheney in total control.

Aug 06 08:23

$40 traffic ticket surcharge?

Sen. Jeff Van Drew, D-Cape May, is proposing a $40 surcharge on all motor vehicle violations and using the money -- estimated at $160 million -- to help municipalities pay for police.

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Which incentives the police to hand out more motor vehicle violations.

This is called "pillage" and is the point in the story where Robin Hood starts shooting the Sheriff of Nottingham's men.

Aug 06 08:20

CLASSIC CHUTZPAH AS ISRAEL PROVOKES HEZBOLLAH

But what makes this particular piece of Chutzpah double-edged and even more interesting is the way that Israel accuses Hezbollah of refusing to disarm and that Hezbollah is ‘cultivating an image as Lebanon’s protector against what it describes as Israeli aggression’.

Aug 06 08:19

WHAT THE HECK IS THIS STUFF?

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Linked in remembrance of the dropping of the Atomic bomb on Hiroshima, and to remind everyone of two important facts.

1. Despite all the bluster about Iraq and Iran's mythical nuclear threat, one and only one nation has ever used nuclear weapons of mass destruction on the civilians of another country and that nation is the United States of America.

2. Even if Iran had a nuclear bomb (which they do not) and even if Iran had a ballistic missile capable of carrying that warhead across the ocean to hit the United States (which they do not), Iran is STILL not a threat to the United States because the UNited States has thousands of warheads and delivery systems which would turn any country that dared to attack us into a giant slab of green glass like that shown above.

August 5, 2008

Aug 05 21:40

Paris Hilton Responds to McCain Ad

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Well, yeah, given the other candidates, maybe ...

Aug 05 18:04

Colonel Anderson Refutes False Allegations Against Dr. Ivins

Anderson's role as the person in charge of "Conduct[ing] inquiries and investigations upon receipt of allegations of scientific misconduct or improper researcher behavior" and of "Investigat[ing] issues arising during conduct of studies" is therefore important. He was an appropriate person for Ivins to speak to about his anthrax tests (admittedly, protocol required Ivins to tell others as well; but the fact that Ivins told Anderson shows good faith and a lack of guilty conscience on Ivins' part).

Aug 05 17:39

The Good and the Bad and the Truly Ugly

The elected political leadership in America and much of the western world is so corrupt, so "bought and paid for" by globalist special interest groups, that they are not addressing the grave dangers of either the coming economic super depression or a global war. Somehow, the public had better get its act together and force the powers that be to change directions. If not, the old Chinese curse of "may you live in interesting times" could come true in a most horrific way.

Aug 05 17:35

11 charged in connection with credit card fraud

Eleven people, including a U.S. Secret Service informant, have been charged in connection with the hacking of nine major retailers and the theft and sale of more than 41 million credit and debit card numbers, the Justice Department announced Tuesday.

Aug 05 16:54

FLASHBACK - Lawyer: Anthrax Probe MD Reeling

Agents descended on the Wellsville, N.Y., home of Dr. Kenneth Berry on Aug. 5, as well as his parents' New Jersey shore summer home, for searches described by an FBI spokesman as part of the anthrax investigation. Berry has not been charged.

Aug 05 16:50

VIDEO - Jesse Ventura on the Howard Stern show re 911

Jesse Ventura hits another home run for the truth movement on the Howard Stern show. Howard Stern discussing this topic on his show raises my respect for him greatly - perhaps it will raise yours as well? Please listen to this interview - keep an open mind - Jesse correctly and politely states the issues in question regarding the war and the events of 911. I greatly admire his willingness to publicly put his own reputation on the line for the truth movement. Thanks again Jesse Ventura and Howard Stern.

Aug 05 16:34

The Antisemitism Incitement Craze

Here’s the question that we are all asking: when is satire deemed offensive or malicious? When the New Yorker published a cartoon on the magazine’s cover depicting Obama as a Muslim, the cartoonist was praised, not fired. The banner of free speech was held high, while the New Yorker’s editor, David Remnick, tried to convince everyone that the intent of publishing the cartoon was to “satirize misconceptions.”

Aug 05 15:15

High-tech Peeping Tom rigged laptop webcam to snap nude pics

Garcia then took her machine to another computer expert—a trusted friend this time—who discovered that Feigin had installed two pieces of software onto her machine: Log Me In and Web Cam Spy Hacker. Web Cam Spy Hacker may have been written by Feigin himself (the address on the site was the same as his home address), and it allowed him to upload the various photos taken on the machine to a remote server. Unfortunately for Garcia, that included 20,000 photos of her, her friends, and her boyfriend. Since the laptop mostly resided in her bedroom, some of them were taken while she was not clothed.

Aug 05 13:35

Gitmo detainees subject to detention even if acquitted: Pentagon

Some detainees at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba will likely never be released because of the danger they pose, and those tried and acquitted will still be subject to continued detention as enemy combatants, a Pentagon spokesman said Tuesday.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

(Ahem).

If these guys are acquitted, this means that they have been found innocent of any crime

Since when, in the history of American law and justice, have we continued to hold people who have been acquitted??

This boggles the mind, and makes you wonder what kinds of judicial "stretches" this government, right now, is willing to take against American citizens whose only "crime" is disagreeing with its positions.

Please don't think that just because this is happening at Gitmo, that it couldn't happen here.

Aug 05 13:03

Organ grinder ordered to carry out risk assessment

But before he took to the streets, the authority received orders from Amber Valley Borough Council requiring a general risk assessment to be carried out before any street entertainment began.

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Unable to actually accomplish anything of any value, government justifies its continued existence with non-stop meddling in ever more detailed aspects of our lives.

Aug 05 12:23

Hilton’s May Pull McCain Donations, Paris Can Sue McCain

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I love the smell of irony in the morning!

Aug 05 11:46

FLASHBACK - Iraq, Anthrax, and the Hawks

It didn't take long for the hawks to seize on the anthrax scare as a justification for the United States to go bomb Iraq.

"By far the likeliest supplier is Saddam Hussein," The Wall Street Journal wrote in an editorial on Oct. 18.

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Of course, we know now that the anthrax was not supplied by Saddam, who no more had weaponized anthrax than he had nuclear warheads. This was just another lie, in an age of lies, used to start a war against a nation which had in fact committed no offense and represented no threat against the United States.

Aug 05 11:41

Doctors Must Be Held Accountable For Complying With Torture, Experts Argue

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Mengele would have been so proud of these people.

Aug 05 11:27

USS Liberty and the NSA: One Deceit Too Many?

Some former Air Force intelligence analysts said they read the complete real-time transmissions of an Air Force platform (this must have been USA-556, unless yet a third platform recorded the attack). Not only did the transmissions prove beyond a doubt that the attack was deliberate, but the analysts received a follow-up NSA report explicitly stating such. Yet, they later were ordered to destroy all copies. One former NSA analyst stationed in Morocco revealed he was ordered to mulch, dry, and incinerate all transcripts and reports related to the attack.

Aug 05 11:25

The Jewish Declaration of War on Nazi Germany

Long before the Hitler government began restricting the rights of the German Jews, the leaders of the worldwide Jewish community formally declared war on the "New Germany" at a time when the U.S. government and even the Jewish leaders in Germany were urging caution in dealing with the new Hitler regime.

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Sounds like how present-day Israel is trying to goad everyone else into attacking Iran!

Aug 05 11:07

PNAC/Neocons Pressured FBI To Blame AL Qaeda For Anthrax

Every time the corporate media pins anything on Bush/Cheney, just substitute PNAC/Neocon for their named culprit. Bush and Cheney are Neocons and Cheney was part of PNAC so it is 100% correct, in fact it is more correct because it includes all of the criminals.

Aug 05 11:05

The Patsy - Was Bruce Ivins the anthrax killer?

In what seems very similar to the coordinated series of "leaks" that pinned the blame on Steven J. Hatfill, a former bio-warfare scientist recently awarded nearly $6 million in recompense and effectively exonerated, the effort to posthumously demonize Ivins has blanketed the "mainstream" media.

Aug 05 10:31

Law Professor: Counter Terrorism Czar Told Me There Is Going To Be An i-9/11 And An i-Patriot Act

Amazing revelations have emerged concerning already existing government plans to overhaul the way the internet functions in order to apply much greater restrictions and control over the web.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The Soviets tried the same thing with the Samizdat.

It did not work.

Aug 05 10:24

US rebate cheques spent on porn

President Bush's economic stimulus plan which involved sending cheques of up to US$1,200 to every taxpayer has provided a boom to the online porn industry, according to market research..

Aug 05 10:23

What the Iraq Forgery Says About 9/11

Bestselling journalist Ron Suskind has revealed that the White House ordered the CIA to forge and backdate a document falsely linking Iraq with Muslim terrorists and 9/11 . . . and that the CIA complied with those instructions and in fact created the forgery, which was then used to justify war against Iraq.

Aug 05 10:22

Ventura County hot spot puzzles experts

A patch of land in Ventura County's section of Los Padres National Forest where the ground recently heated up to 812 degrees continues to puzzle firefighters and geologists after weeks of monitoring.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Does the word "Volcano" ring a bell?

Aug 05 10:08

France accused in Rwanda genocide

Rwanda has accused France of playing an active role in the genocide of 1994, in which about 800,000 people were killed.

An independent Rwandan commission said France was aware of preparations for the genocide and helped train the ethnic Hutu militia perpetrators.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Merde!

Aug 05 10:04

Like porn? You must be the anthrax killer...

Other articles go into details about Ivins use of an anonymous PO box in which he received bondage porn (I won't even bother linking to those). Why this is important, I don't know. Did the sorority get Anthrax letters? No. Did any former or current members get anthrax letters? No. And could officials place Ivins at the scene of the mailings? No. But for some reason this is what the Feds are leaking to the press. You have to wonder why that is.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Remember back in the JFK assassination, there was a claim that Lee Oswald ordered the rifle by mail and had it delivered to a PO box in the name of his supposed alias A. Hidell. Given that Oswald could have bought a gun without any ID at any Texas gun store, the creation and use of the mailbox appears to be part of the frame-up. Given how easily porn is obtained over the internet for free, one has to wonder why anyone would set up a PO box and pay for porn to be sent there ... unless it is a part of the frame job to help destroy Ivins' public image.

Aug 05 10:00

As the Fighting Swells in Afghanistan, So Does a Refugee Camp in Its Capital

Webmaster's Commentary: 

On a piece of barren land on the western edge of this capital, a refugee camp is steadily swelling as families displaced by the heavy bombardment in southern Afghanistan arrive in batches.

The growing numbers reaching Kabul are a sign of the deepening of the conflict between NATO and American forces and the Taliban in the south and of the feeling among the population that there will be no end soon.

Aug 05 09:58

FLASHBACK - Star Witness on Iraq Said Weapons Were Destroyed

On February 24, Newsweek broke what may be the biggest story of the Iraq crisis. In a revelation that "raises questions about whether the WMD [weapons of mass destruction] stockpiles attributed to Iraq still exist," the magazine's issue dated March 3 reported that the Iraqi weapons chief who defected from the regime in 1995 told U.N. inspectors that Iraq had destroyed its entire stockpile of chemical and biological weapons and banned missiles, as Iraq claims.

Aug 05 09:38

Preparing for War Through Negotiations?

A common narrative in Washington is that additional pressure on Tehran would ultimately bring Iran to its knees, gradually leading to a total change of its political order. What this view fails to grasp, however, is that increased pressure only encourages the Islamic Republic to stiffen its position, beef up its military, and hasten the development of its nuclear program for possible non-civilian purposes in order to curb a perceived military threat.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This administration and sanely thought-out geopolitical policies have never had an on-going relationship.

This makes the possibility of a US/Israeli led regional war against Iran (and potentially Russia) a little more nightmarishly real.

Aug 05 09:20

Activists try to break the siege of Gaza with sailing boats

The Free Gaza/Breaking the Siege vessels are determined not to recognise the authority of the Israeli state in the Gaza water and to resist by peaceful means .....what will happen next remains to be seen and it it thought that Israeli has already tried to sabotage the plans by intimidating Palestinians involved in the purchase of the boats and by threatening Israeli citizens involved with imprisonment. The good news is that Cyprus said yesterday that they will no stop the boats.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

We wish these people well.

But at the same time, I hope they've got their Kevlar undies stashed somewhere on these boats.

The Israelis will not hesitate to shoot to kill these people, no matter what their nationality might be (like the good Dr. Dienst, an American physician who is part of this effort).

And if an American gets killed or wounded in such a confrontation, what can we expect of our Israeli-enabling State Department?

Absolutely nothing.

Aug 05 09:01

US Revokes Visas for Gaza Fulbright Students

The United States has revoked the visas of three Fulbright scholars from Gaza who received them in the face of Israeli resistance.

Visas for the three Hamas Authority scholars, as well as a fourth who was planning to go to the US under a different program, were revoked last week after “additional information” was received, according to State Department spokesman Gonzalo Gallegos.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This has absolutely nothing to do with Israeli or US "security", and everything to do with Israel's not wanting these kids, or any like them, to actually have the kind of education which will make them valuable to the next generation of Palestinian leadership.

Could the US State Department have bowed any lower to their Israeli masters in this issue?

It's really hard to see how.

Aug 05 09:00

VIDEO - THE LAND OF THE SETTLERS ~~ THE HORRORS OF THE CHECKPOINTS

Aug 05 08:46

Why Do We Withhold Taxes from the Little Guys (Wages), But Not from the Big Guys (Capital Gains)?

New data, not yet published by the IRS, establish beyond a doubt that America has two income tax systems, separate and unequal. One system effectively taxes people with wages, while the other system is a sieve of untaxed income for investors and business owners.

Aug 05 08:43

Britain admits veterans exposed to radiation

After years of denials, British defence chiefs have reportedly admitted that some servicemen were exposed to deadly radiation during nuclear tests in Australia and the South Pacific in the 1950s.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

One has to wonder how long it will take (if ever) for the US government to admit the massive toll of illnesses and deaths caused by the use of both Agent Orange and, currently, depleted uranium weapons.

Aug 05 08:39

Russia warns Georgia over breakaway region

Russia said on Tuesday it would not be indifferent if violence escalated further in Georgia's breakaway region of South Ossetia, Interfax news agency reported, quoting a senior Russian diplomat.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This spat between Russia and Georgia over South Ossetia could get very nasty very quickly, unless cooler heads prevail.

This is the kind of situation which can boil over into military confrontation with only a very small spark to start it off.

Aug 05 08:39

Changing lug nuts not a war crime, jury told

Osama bin Laden's driver performed vital services that enabled "the world's most dangerous terrorist" to launch attacks, a prosecutor told jurors before they began deliberations on Monday in the first U.S. war crimes trial at Guantanamo.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Did they hang Hitler's driver?

Aug 05 08:36

Chemical Traces of High Explosives in WTC Debris

In an article published this week in the journal Environmentalist, chemical engineer Kevin Ryan collects evidence from EPA documents that suggest there was both Thermate and high-explosives in the debris from the WTC collapse. Ryan was formerly employed by Environmental Health Labs, a division of Underwriters Labs, before he was fired for raising these and other questions.

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Aug 05 08:36

Pentagon tells Congress of arms sale to Australia

The Pentagon is proposing the sale to Australia of up to $1.5 billion in missiles, electronic warfare countermeasure equipment and other supplies to support that country's F/A-18E/F fighter aircraft.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The only things this country makes any more that people want to buy are its weapons.

Aug 05 08:33

Bernanke May Sound Tougher to Avert Fed Rebellion

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke, likely to leave interest rates unchanged today, may need to sound tougher on inflation to avert the sharpest public disagreement among policy makers in more than a decade.

The fastest inflation in 17 years adds to the risk that three members of the Federal Open Market Committee will dissent for the first time since 1992.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This administration, through their "wars without end" policies, have thrown the economy of this country off a cliff.

This will be a big part of Bush's true "legacy" to this country.

Aug 05 08:33

Some things you should know about the Associated Press

AP’s West Jerusalem bureau is a mouthpiece for the hard-line, genocidal Israeli government and its illegal settler movement.

Aug 05 08:32

Boscov's files for bankruptcy protection

They cut costs. Dumped millions of their own money into the nation's largest family-owned department store chain. Refinanced debt and promised vendors they'd make good on late payments. They even courted private-equity investors.

"Will it be enough?" they asked themselves time and again.

By Friday night, it had become clear: Bankruptcy was inevitable. "There was no going back," Lakin said.

Aug 05 08:28

Iran submits nuclear letter, no mention of freeze

The West fears Iran is seeking to build nuclear warheads, a charge Tehran denies.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

No, Israel is screaming that Iran is building nuclear warheads underneath their power station, which Iran isn't but Israel assumes that since Israel is doing exactly that under Dimona, that everyone else must be doing it too, because otherwise Israel would be the bad guy and Israel is never, EVER, the bad guy and anyone who says otherwise is just a filthy anti-Semite. So, for the sake of Israel's self-image, Iran just HAS to be building nuclear weapons and is therefore deserving of bombing and invasion like Iraq.

Aug 05 08:28

Brazilian Supreme Court Warns Country On Brink Of Civil War

Deep in the northernmost reaches of the Amazon jungle, a land conflict between rice farmers and a handful of Indian tribes has turned so violent that the country's Supreme Court warns it could escalate into civil war.

Aug 05 08:25

Israeli police to question Olmert for fifth time

Olmert is suspected of taking bribes from an American businessman and double-claiming for travel expenses during previous stints as trade minister and mayor of Jerusalem. The prime minister has denied wrongdoing, but announced last week that he would resign as soon as his Kadima Party elects a new leader next month, citing the public backlash over the case.

Aug 05 08:25

Beijing Olympics security: theater of the absurd

So much for the Olympic spirit. The Summer Games aren't much fun and games for those rights activists, public critics of the government and outspoken freethinkers like Yu who aren't welcome at the party, are under watch or have been driven out of town.

Aug 05 08:19

Solzhenitsyn breaks last taboo of the revolution

Alexander Solzhenitsyn, who first exposed the horrors of the Stalinist gulag, is now attempting to tackle one of the most sensitive topics of his writing career - the role of the Jews in the Bolshevik revolution and Soviet purges.

Aug 05 08:10

Three Million in Gold Bullion Seized at Gold Dealers House

Authorities have seized $60,000 cash, some of it sealed in shrink wrap, and $3 million in gold bullion at the house of James Fayed, whose wife, Pamela, was murdered last week. Twenty-five assault rifles and thousands of rounds of ammunition were also seized from the house, according to Assistant U.S. Atty. Mark R. Aveis

Aug 05 08:09

US accused of backing terrorism in Pakistan

Quoting "impeccable official sources", The News reported on Tuesday that "strong evidence and circumstantial evidence of American acquiescence to terrorism inside Pakistan" was outlined by President Pervez Musharraf, army chief General Ashfaq Pervez Kayani and Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) chief Lt. Gen. Nadeem Taj in separate meetings with two senior US officials in Islamabad on July 12.

Aug 05 08:08

Police fire water cannon at Bush protesters

Police fired water cannons at thousands of protesters Tuesday as President Bush got a volatile reception in South Korea at the start of his three-nation Asian trip.

Aug 05 08:07

Lehman may sell entire investment management unit

CNBC reports Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc (NYSE:LEH - News) is considering selling its entire investment management business, including private equity and hedge fund stakes, rather than just its Neuberger Berman business, as the bank looks to raise capital.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Total liquidation?

Aug 05 08:07

Questions about the Anthrax Suspect and His Interactions with Mental Health Professionals

Why would a top bioterror expert go to a fresh-out-of-school sociologist, a group addiction counselor, as opposed to an experience psychiatrist or psychologist? Why would he talk about homicidal tendencies in a group counseling session, as opposed to a private session?

Aug 05 08:05

Freddie Mac chief disregarded warning signs

U.S. mortgage market giant Freddie Mac's chief executive dismissed internal warnings that could have protected the company from some of the financial problems now engulfing it, the New York Times said, citing more than two dozen current and former high-ranking executives and others.

Aug 05 08:04

THE JEWISH SETTLER POGROM AGAINST PALESTINIANS MUST BE STOPPED NOW

Nazi-like Jewish settlers have of late stepped up their indiscriminate attacks on Palestinian civilians and their property throughout the West Bank.

In some areas, like in the Hebron region, settler attacks have assumed pogrom-like proportions. What is particularly outrageous is that most of these attacks take place in full view of Israeli soldiers who watch passively as heavily armed settlers gang up on helpless Palestinian civilians.

Aug 05 08:04

ARE YOU NOW? WERE YOU EVER??

The State Department has, for a second time in two months, reneged on its offer to three Palestinians in Gaza to study in the United States on Fulbright grants, this time citing unspecified security concerns.

Aug 05 08:03

RABBIS WHO BRING SHAME TO JUDAISM

Religious extremism is very dangerous. It means that every thinkable vice under the sun can be committed, “sanctioned” and “justified” in the name of the Almighty.

In Israel, rabbis with hundreds of thousands of followers, many of whom serve in the Gestapo-like Israeli occupation army, openly teach that non-Jews are only human in form but animals in substance.

Aug 05 08:02

Doubts about anthrax story

Survivors of the 2001 anthrax attacks and relatives of those killed by the deadly powder said yesterday that they want a full accounting from the FBI of its investigation to date, and they are not yet convinced that Bruce Ivins, the government scientist who killed himself last week, was responsible.

Aug 05 08:01

Slip-Sliding Away

Despite all the blather about democracy, we did not invent it, do not support it and have, during the recent administration, become less democratic than we were before.

Aug 05 07:48

Orgasms 'at the touch of a button'

Women around the world are being told they can now have an orgasm at the touch of a button.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Only for women? THAT'S DISCRIMINATION!!!!!!

Aug 05 07:40

Yet Another Step To Feudalism

While the protesters’ reasons for protest are simply wrong, their right to protest is inviolable. The attempted use of hunger as a crowd control mechanism is a giant leap too far. When will the general public start getting angry about this stuff?

Aug 05 07:40

Sonar 'may cause whale deaths'

Many unexplained strandings and deaths of marine mammals could be caused by soundwaves from underwater military sonar equipment, zoologists believe.

Aug 05 07:39

U.S. Army Private LaVena Lynn Johnson, RIP

According to the U.S. Department of Defense, Private LaVena Lynn Johnson killed herself on July 19, 2005, eight days before her twentieth birthday. Exactly how did she end her life? She punched herself in the face hard enough to blacken her eyes, break her nose, and knock her front teeth loose. She douched with an acid solution after mutilating her genital area. She poured a combustible liquid on herself and set it afire. She then shot herself in the head.

Aug 05 07:30

Alexander Solzhenitsyn ­ Hero And Sage

"Here he analysed with depth and vision such as few have, the fundamental malady of Western Civilisation. He declared that the West had lost its moral courage, starting at the top among the ruling elite and the intellectuals. Solzhenitsyn traced the decadence back to the ideology dominant in the West, lambasting the Western ideal of the happiness of the greatest number and a freedom that becomes licentious.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Boy, he got THAT one right!

Aug 05 07:28

Bruce Ivins Wasn't the Anthrax Culprit

The FBI has not officially released information on why it focused on Ivins, and whether he was about to be charged or arrested. And when the FBI does release this information, we should all remember that the case needs to be firmly based on solid information that would conclusively prove that a lone scientist could make such a sophisticated product.

From what we know so far, Bruce Ivins, although potentially a brilliant scientist, was not that man.

Aug 05 07:28

Ex-CIA official: WMD evidence ignored

A retired CIA official has accused the Bush administration of ignoring intelligence indicating that Iraq had no weapons of mass destruction and no active nuclear program before the United States-led coalition invaded it, CBS News said Sunday.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Which is what Bush is doing with Iran.

All 16 US intelligence agencies are unanimous in stating that Iran does not have a nuclear weapons program and has not had one going back to at least 2003.

Yet Bush is choosing to ignore those 16 US intelligence agencies and rely on Israel to tell him what Iran is doing.

Israel, it should be remembered, is the author of many of the now discredited claims about Iraq.

Aug 05 07:25

Have the US finally revealed "The Grey Lady of Bagram" ?

It looks like the US denials that they were holding a female prisoner in Bagram prison is as true as all the claims that Iraq had WMDs.

Aug 05 07:24

He is TOO the Anthrax killer, he is, he is, he is is is IS!!!!!!!

Webmaster's Commentary: 

If at first you don't succeed, lie, lie again.

Aug 05 07:14

Book says White House ordered forgery

A new book by the author Ron Suskind claims that the White House ordered the CIA to forge a back-dated, handwritten letter from the head of Iraqi intelligence to Saddam Hussein.

Suskind writes in “The Way of the World,” to be published Tuesday, that the alleged forgery – adamantly denied by the White House – was designed to portray a false link between Hussein’s regime and al Qaeda as a justification for the Iraq war.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"All war is based on deception." -- Sun Tzu, The Art Of War

Aug 05 07:12

Pakistani terror suspect due in U.S. court

Government sources have said that al Qaeda leader Khalid Sheikh Mohammed named Siddiqui among al Qaeda's operatives.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

After further waterboarding, KSM admitted to shooting the Easter Bunny.

August 4, 2008

Aug 04 19:54

Hundreds of banks will fail, Roubini tells Barron's

The United States is in the second inning of a recession that will last for at least 18 months and help kill off hundreds of banks, influential economist and New York University Professor Nouriel Roubini told Barron's in Sunday's edition.

Taxpayers will pay a big price for helping bail out the rest of the financial services industry as well, Roubini said -- at least $1 trillion and more likely $2 trillion.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Bend over and lube it up; that's the patriotic thing to do!

Meanwhile, check out this blast from the past and don't say I didn't warn you!

Aug 04 19:17

An Anthrax tip...

I have been a close friend of Dr. Bruce Ivins for years. The FBI needed a scapegoat, especially after Stephen Hatfill, whose foot the FBI ran over, won a $5.2 M lawsuit against them.

The new FBI director needed a capture in this case. So, they took all of the Ft. Detrick anthrax researchers and put them under intense interrogation.

Aug 04 18:06

Study: 1 in 4 soldiers at war have hearing loss

After more than five years of war marked by multiple deployments, many combat veterans are developing long-term health problems, raising the risk that ailing troops are being sent back into combat.

Since 2003, 43,000 troops who were classified as medically unfit in the weeks prior to deployment were still sent to war, Pentagon statistics show. That number began to drop after 2003, but the trend has reversed in the last two years. Central Command, which oversees troops in Iraq and Afghanistan, is drafting rules that could make it more difficult to send unfit troops to war.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Anyone feel a draft?!?

Aug 04 16:46

OVERFILLED BIN? YOU FACE £110 FINE BY ‘BULLIES’

MINISTERS have ordered people who overfill their bins to be punished more severely than shoplifters, drug users and dangerous drivers. Official guidance from the Department of the Environ-ment to local councils says they must impose fines of “not less than £75” and up to £110 on taxpayers who disobey rubbish rules.

Aug 04 16:44

Drivers face higher parking charges under controversial new car tax band linked to engine emissions

Motorists face a second onslaught from the planned changes to road tax under rules linking the cost of parking outside their home to engine emissions. Owners of many ordinary family cars face higher bills for annual residents permits, motoring organisations warned today.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"How much more money can we screw out of these idiots?"

Aug 04 16:43

"Whole Load Of Crap"-Larisa Alexandrovna Has Low Down On "Therapist" To The Anthrax Suspect

Okay, well the more research I do into the now infamous Ms. Jean C. Duley - the "therapist" who filed a restraining order against the alleged anthrax attacks suspect Bruce E. Ivins - the more her story sounds like a whole load of crap.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Ditto.

Aug 04 16:43

William Greider Raps Predatory Usury Schemes

“Usurers” were placed in the “Seventh Circle of Hell” along with Blasphemers and Sodomites. -Dante’s “Inferno”

Aug 04 16:42

July planned layoffs rise 26 percent vs June

Planned layoffs at U.S. companies jumped 26 percent in July from June, depicting further deterioration in the labor market, a report showed on Monday.

Aug 04 16:37

Games spam attack alert

Internet security company Symantec has warned computer users and businesses about an increase in spam and phishing attacks in the lead-up to the Beijing Olympics.

Aug 04 16:36

Mounting questions over US anthrax probe and scientist’s alleged suicide

One week after an Army germ warfare scientist apparently committed suicide, there are mounting questions over the government’s handling of the investigation into the 2001 anthrax attacks and expressions of skepticism regarding the sensationalized media coverage of the past four days.

Aug 04 15:29

Ivins is the Third Scientist the FBI has Tried to Pin the Anthrax Attacks On

Ivins is the third scientist who the government has accused of being the Anthrax killer.

First the Egyptian scientist, Dr. Ayaad Assaad, was framed.

When that frame-up fell apart, they tried to frame Stephen Hatfill.

Now, a couple of weeks after the frame-up against Hatfill unravelled, they are claiming that Ivins is the guy.

Aug 04 14:00

FLASHBACK - The FBI Anthrax Attacks Cover-Up

The FBI should just shut the hell up, because every time they come out with another of these lame stories, it just hammers home the point that there is a cover-up in this case.

Aug 04 13:57

FLASHBACK - THE GREAT ANTHRAX STOCK SWINDLE!

So, good old Admiral Crowe and his fellow investors in BioPort are set to make a bundle off of the Anthrax scare. Especially when market demand pushes the price of the product high up above the contracted for $3.50 an ounce. And who are those fellow investors? Well, another part of BioPort is owned by the Carlyle Group. That's George H. W. Bush's current occupation.

Aug 04 13:55

The Anthrax Attack Was a Classic False Flag Operation Targeting Arabs

Would Arab terrorists have targeted only Congress men who were likely to oppose the Patriot Act and other tyrannical measures? Would they have gotten that specific in their targeting? In order to terrorize America as a whole, wouldn't real Arab terrorists have sent anthrax to the Congressional leaders of both parties, regardless of their political postures towards particular legislation?

Aug 04 13:01

Officials: Sorority obsession seen in anthrax case

The top suspect in the 2001 anthrax attacks was obsessed with a sorority that sat less than 100 yards away from a New Jersey mailbox where the toxin-laced letters were sent, authorities said Monday.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

But if you read further in, they admit that they cannot place Ivins in Princeton on the day the anthrax letters were actually mailed.

The smear goes on, with the usual anonymous sources, the "therepist" who actually is only a substance abuse counselor (with a history of DUIs), and gag orders on all the actual witnesses.

Aug 04 12:58

Karadzic 'lived under protectionof CIA agents until he broke deal'

The former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic lived under US protection after the Dayton peace accords until the CIA intercepted a phone call in which he broke the terms of a "secret deal" to stay out of politics, a Serbian newspaper claims.

"Karadzic, indicted for genocide and war crimes, was under US protection until 2000, when the CIA intercepted his telephone conversation that clearly proved he personally chaired a meeting of his old political party," the Belgrade daily Blic quoted a "well-informed US intelligence source" as saying.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

What other war criminals is the CIA actually protecting?

Aug 04 12:56

Court Documents Shed Light on CIA Illegal Operations in Central Asia Using Islam & Madrassas

In a recent immigration court case involving Turkish Islamic Leader, Fetullah Gulen, US prosecutors exposed an illegal, covert, CIA operation involving the intentional Islamization of Central Asia. This operation has been ongoing since the fall of the Soviet Union in an ongoing Cold War to control the vast energy resources of the region - Uzbekistan, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan - estimated to be worth $3 trillion.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So, CIA is using Islamic groups as fronts for covert operations?

Hardly news here at WRH!

Aug 04 12:52

FBI concedes Aafia Siddiqui in US custody: lawyer

Five years after her mysterious disappearance in Karachi, the FBI has finally conceded that an MIT-trained Pakistani neuroscientist is alive and is in US custody in Afghanistan.

Aug 04 12:51

US junk-bond defaults may quadruple

Defaults on American corporate junk bonds could more than quadruple in the next year as the declining economy in the United States severely restricts companies' ability to repay their debts, the Standard & Poor's ratings agency has said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The Neocons have wrecked this nation's economy in service to Israel's wars.

Aug 04 12:50

A lesson in propaganda

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Everything in this article is designed to portray Iran as the bad guy, even the carefully chosen photo of their spokesman caught in a smirk.

To read this article, you would think Iran was on the verge of nuking the rest of the world. That is, of course, the intention.

But the hard facts remain...

1. Iran, which like the US has signed the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, has a legal right to build nuclear power stations and to construct the fuel rods for those power stations.

2. Nobody has produced any evidence that Iran is doing anything else with its nuclear research than building power stations. All 16 of the United States Intelligence Agencies are unanimous in concluding that Iran does not have a nuclear weapons program and has not had one going back to at least 2003.

3. George Bush has decided to ignore all 16 US Intelligence agencies and rely on Israel for all intelligence regarding Iran's plans. This despite ...

4. Israel made the same accusations against Iraq, then bombed the power station at Osirik claiming it concealed a clandestine weapons factory. An examination of the ruins following the US invasion of Iraq failed to produce any evidence to support Israel's claims.

5. Israel, through its spy operation inside the Pentagon provided much of the now-discredited claims that Saddam had nuclear and biological weapons in the run up to the invasion in 2003.

6. Of all the nations in the Middle East, only one nation is known to have a (formerly) clandestine weapons factory under a supposedly peaceful reactor and that is Israel itself.

What Iran has actually said is that they anticipate a US attack on Iran since Iran (like Iraq and Afghanistan) does not actually have nuclear weapons and is therefore an easy target. In response to such an unprovoked attack, Iran will strike back where it can, closing off the flow of oil to the rest of the world.

If I were Iran, watching Israel whip the US into a pit-bull frenzy to send after my people, I would probably do the same.

Aug 04 12:38

Ministers spend £2million on 'spin' TV documentaries to raise profile of Blunkett's Bobbies

Ministers were plunged into a damaging new 'spin' row last night after it emerged they have lavished almost £2million of taxpayers' money on television documentaries.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This should not be a surprise. All governments propagandize their populations. Here in the United States, the largest single customer of public relations firms is the US Government. Indeed it was a public relations firm, Hill & Knowlton, that concocted the infamous "Incubator" lie used to help trick Americans into supporting the first Iraq war.

Aug 04 10:45

‘Suicide’ of Anthrax Scientist–Another Mossad Frame Up?

The last week of July, all across America could be heard an almost audible sigh of relief as headlines blared the news on the hour every hour that ‘he’ had finally been caught, the ‘he’ in this case being the infamous bioterrorist (unknown and unnamed up to this point) who sent deadly anthrax through the US mail system a mere week after the attacks of 9/11, leading to the deaths of 5.

Aug 04 10:41

BEDSIDE BLACKMAIL ~~ ‘TALK OR DIE’

Seriously ill Palestinian patients are being pressured to collaborate with Israeli intelligence by informing on militant and other activities in return for being allowed out of Gaza for medical treatment a report says today.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The withholding of medical care to coerce a patient is, I believe, a war crime.

Aug 04 10:36

The Patsy Was Bruce Ivins the anthrax killer?

In what seems very similar to the coordinated series of "leaks" that pinned the blame on Steven J. Hatfill, a former bio-warfare scientist recently awarded nearly $6 million in recompense and effectively exonerated, the effort to posthumously demonize Ivins has blanketed the "mainstream" media.

Aug 04 10:35

Report reveals violations against Palestinian children in Israeli jails

Khafsh said that the humiliating practices against children starts from the moment of kidnapping them from their homes at late hours and beating them as being transported to Israeli detention centers other than the cruel ways of interrogation and arbitrary proceedings used by Israeli courts against them.

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Imagine, for one moment, that the kid you see in the photo at the top of the article was your kid, who had done absolutely nothing wrong.

He gets kidnapped, beaten, and abused to get him to say what his Israeli guards want him to say.

This is what Palestinian families have to deal with on a daily basis.

Aug 04 10:30

'Tell us who the terrorists are if you want the doctor'

Seriously ill Palestinian patients are being pressured to collaborate with Israeli intelligence by informing on militant and other activities in return for being allowed out of Gaza for medical treatment a report says today.

Israel's domestic intelligence agency, Shin Bet, is playing an increasingly important role in determining whether patients should be allowed to keep hospital appointments in Israel or the West Bank, Physicians for Human Rights Israel [PHR] will claim.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This must be why sick infants and toddlers are left to die: they can be of no informational value to Shin Bet.

Aug 04 10:29

Israeli parents forget daughter at airport

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Home Alone" for real!

Aug 04 10:28

VIDEO - Morgan Freeman 'very seriously injured' in mississippi car crash

Aug 04 10:25

John McCain considers Jewish running mate

Eric Cantor, 45, would be a dramatic choice for Mr McCain, who is running almost level with Barack Obama in national polls but whose aides believe he needs to shake-up the White House race if he is to prevail in November's general election.

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Imagine my shock.

Aug 04 10:21

Jean C. Duley... tell us again...

Okay, well the more research I do into the now infamous Ms. Jean C. Duley - the "therapist" who filed a restraining order against the alleged anthrax attacks suspect Bruce E. Ivins - the more her story sounds like a whole load of crap.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Blame the dead guy, protect the guilty, hide the accomplices, and wave movie stars at us until we forget.

Aug 04 09:24

AN OPEN LETTER TO MERCEDES SOUSA ~~ ‘DON’T SING IN ISRAEL’

Below is an open letter to Mercedes Sousa, best known as ‘the voice for the voiceless ones.’ As an outspoken critic of the fascist coup in Argentina she became recognised as a friend of freedom and justice throughout the world. Her planned trip to Israel will permanently destroy that beautiful image of her.

Aug 04 09:23

Russian court: Nevzlin guilty of murder

The Moscow city court found Nevzlin, one of the top executives at the now defunct Yukos oil company, guilty of ordering several murders and attempted murders, including the killing of a local mayor. Nevzlin, who lives in Israel, was tried in absentia.

Aug 04 09:23

A second, far larger wave of U.S. mortgage defaults is building

After two years of upward spiraling defaults, the problems with mortgages made to people with weak, or subprime, credit are showing the first, tentative signs of leveling off.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So here we are, in a nation that loaned out money like candy while the jobs were being sent overseas with the assistance of the US Government, and now everyone is scratching their heads and wondering what the hell happened.

Aug 04 09:20

Prescription Data Used To Assess Consumers

Collecting and analyzing personal health information in commercial databases is a fledgling industry, but one poised to take off as the nation enters the age of electronic medical records. While lawmakers debate how best to oversee the shift to computerized records, some insurers have already begun testing systems that tap into not only prescription drug information, but also data about patients held by clinical and pathological laboratories.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Profit lies in selling health insurance only to those people who do not need it!

Aug 04 08:47

Iran: 'new weapon' for use at sea tested

Iran's official IRNA news agency is quoting the chief of the country's Revolutionary Guards as saying that Iran has tested a new weapon for use at sea.

The commander, Gen. Mohammad Ali Jafari, claimed the new marine weapon is "unique in the world" and has a range of 186 miles.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"And Dick Cheney was nice enough to send that over to us!"

Aug 04 08:45

Anthrax Evidence Is Called Circumstantial

The evidence amassed by F.B.I. investigators against Dr. Bruce E. Ivins, the Army scientist who killed himself last week after learning that he was likely to be charged in the anthrax letter attacks of 2001, was largely circumstantial, and a grand jury in Washington was planning to hear several more weeks of testimony before issuing an indictment, a person who has been briefed on the investigation said on Sunday.

Aug 04 08:37

Bush Hitler Family Values Eugenics of Prescott Bush & George Herbert Walker

FIRST we must establish the networks of connectedness, that lying criminals and murderers were connected together as organized crime, and that they took contol of government to hide their criminal history and to keep on doing more. The most recent four generations of Bush Family members have publically advocated for mass murder, forced sterilizations, elimination of the weak members of the human race. Three of the last four generations also masterbated in the nude in a coffin surrounded by a large group of men, in the dark cult using a pirate flag insignia called "Skull and Bones".

Webmaster's Commentary: 

A large collection of links showing that it is not a coincidence that present day America is starting to look like 1930s Germany.

Aug 04 08:35

The Bushes, the CIA and American Fascism

Aug 04 08:30

Ambrose Loses The Plot

In a sense, I can see where he is coming from. He sees the onrushing collapse of global manufacturing as a result of the collapse of the financial system. So, he argues, the demand for commodities will also collapse.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

If you took all the economists in the world and laid them end to end they would still point in different directions!

Aug 04 08:29

Circuit City, Mad Magazine and Streisand

Someone at Circuit City sees a too-true-to-be-really-funny Mad Magazine parody of their beleaguered company and dashes off an e-mail demanding that all copies of the periodical be purged from the chain's shelves.

I already know that you're thinking two things?

"Mad Magazine still publishes?"

"And they sell it at Circuit City?"

Aug 04 08:21

Jean C Duley: So the guy threatening her is dead but now she's hiding out.

"Jean is currently at an undisclosed location," McFadden said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Why, if the guy who was threatening her is dead?

August 3, 2008

Aug 03 22:33

WHEN WEB-BASED TRANSLATORS FAIL!

Aug 03 18:54

Scientist: DNA led agents to anthrax suspect

Using new genome technology, researchers looked at samples of cells from the victims to identify the kind of anthrax Ames strain that killed them, the scientist said. They noticed very subtle differences in the DNA of the strain used in the attacks than in other types of Ames anthrax.

With that, investigators linked the specific type of anthrax back to Ivins' biological weapons lab at Ft. Detrick in Frederick, Md., where he oversaw its use and handling for research.

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... under the supervision of Dr. Philip K. Zack.

Aug 03 18:43

FBI was told to blame Anthrax scare on Al Qaeda by White House officials

In the immediate aftermath of the 2001 anthrax attacks, White House officials repeatedly pressed FBI Director Robert Mueller to prove it was a second-wave assault by Al Qaeda...

Webmaster's Commentary: 

You know, THESE GUYS

Aug 03 18:29

THE OLMERT AFFAIR ~~ SPOTLIGHT ON THE LESSER EVIL

The Olmert affair has come and all but gone. A few more invoices here and some daggers there will be hurled at the hemorrhaging political corpse hanging in the town square, and Ehud Olmert will disappear into the sunset. A hedonistic, spendthrift prime minister, a relatively small-time, corrupt man who, like many others, did not know where to the draw the line between public and private money and who - like many of his colleagues in the upper crust of government - thought that a politician deserves everything, is going home.

Aug 03 18:26

JEAN CAROL DULEY, IS THAT YOU?!?!?

Search the Maryland Courts Database

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It has been reported that the woman who swore out the legal complaint against suicided scientist Bruce Ivins, Jean C. Duley, is 45 years old.

It has also been reported that the "C" stands for "Carol".

After agreeing to the terms, fill in Jean Carol Duley for the name and search all records. You will find 7 cases for driving under the influence. The year of birth is correct for a 45 year old woman.

If this is indeed the same Jean C. Duley who set up Bruce Ivins, it goes a long way to explaining just why her specialty is counseling addicts, and why she might need a few favors from higher up to keep her driver's license! After all, Maryland has a "three strikes" law for drunk driving.

Aug 03 18:05

BAD COPS NEWS SHUTS DOWN!

Aug 03 17:51

ANTHRAXGATE ESCALATES

Dr. Bruce E. Ivins, a biodefense researcher at
Fort Detrick, Maryland, and his attorney, Paul F. Kemp, were actually negotiating a plea bargain with elements of the U.S. Justice Department that would have led to the indictment of former Fort Detrick laboratory scientist, dual ISRAELI-U.S. citizen, Dr. Philip M. Zackerie aka Dr. Zack, for sending the anthrax letters that led to the death of numerous people post 9/11.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

... and there is the motive for the "wet work."

Aug 03 17:47

Washington Post Scrubs Own Story Questioning Case Against 'Anthrax Killer'

After a Friday story from Washington Post raised series questions about the ability of Bruce Ivins to have carried out the anthrax attacks -- he reportedly "had no access to dry, powdered anthrax," according to experts quoted in their report -- the paper inexplicably spiked their article, without explanation or notice, and replaced it with a wholly different story. Yet, on Sunday, the paper revived the same troubling questions. What the hell is going on here?

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It is an online battle between truth and lies.

The last one to stand back up, wins.

Aug 03 17:37

Georgian region close to ‘large-scale’ conflict, says Russia

Georgia’s Moscow-backed breakaway region of South Ossetia is close to “large-scale” military conflict, Russia warned on Sunday after weekend violence. Following the outbreak of violence late on Friday, which the rebels said had left six people dead, Moscow accused Georgia’s pro-Western leadership of undermining peace efforts with new military manoeuvres.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This could go from a low-intensity conflict to a major conflagration in a heartbeat.

Aug 03 17:29

US: UN must increase sanctions on Iran

The United States said on Sunday that Iran has left the U.N. Security Council no choice but to increase sanctions on the Islamic Republic for ignoring demands that it halt sensitive nuclear activities.

The U.S. declaration came a day after an informal deadline lapsed for Iran to respond to an offer from the United States, Britain, France, Germany, China and Russia for talks on its disputed nuclear program.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The US and Israel know that they will not get traction with either Russia or China for a further round of sanctions against Iran.

Is this move to make the UN appear to be "irrelevant" yet again, as happened in the case with Iraq?

Aug 03 16:06

When Extremists Attack

I have now been called antisemitic and intellectually unstable and a whole bunch of other silly things by the folks over at the Commentary blog. They want Time Magazine to fire or silence me. This is happening because I said something that is palpably true, but unspoken in polite society: There is a small group of Jewish neoconservatives who unsuccessfully tried to get Benjamin Netanyahu to attack Saddam Hussein in the 1990s, and then successfully helped provide the intellectual rationale for George Bush to do it in 2003.

Aug 03 16:00

Soviet dissident writer Solzhenitsyn dies at 89

Alexander Solzhenitsyn, the Soviet dissident writer and Nobel literature prize winner, has died aged 89, the Interfax news agency reported on Sunday.

Aug 03 15:58

SQUARE ONE AGAIN ~~ CONTINUED STRIFE IN GAZA

The enduring strife between Hamas and Fatah took a turn for the worse this week when an explosive device went off beneath a car parked at a Gaza beach, killing five Hamas military personnel as well as a six-year-old girl. The incident occurred Friday 25 July, as thousands of Gazans flocked to the sea, fleeing the unusually severe heat of summer.

Aug 03 15:57

Rent-back schemes 'rob thousands of homes'

Tens of thousands of vulnerable people are being forced to sell their homes at rock-bottom prices through controversial 'sale-and-rent-back' schemes to avoid repossession, according to a study by Shelter, the homeless charity.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Well, well.

Take a look at an article I wrote some years back called
The United States Is In Deep Doodoo!

Near the bottom, below the charts showing the looting of Social Security and just above the map showing the extensive land-grab going on, is this quote.

"Given that the government cannot get out of debt, and is collateralizing more and more land to avoid foreclosure, the day is not long off when the people of the United States will one day wake up and discover they are no longer citizens, but tenants. "

We are there.

Aug 03 15:38

Speaker Pelosi’s Latest Justification for Barring Impeachment: Bush Would Never Cooperate With His Own Impeachment

Speaker Nancy Pelosi has continued her search for book sales and it seems her search for a plausible rationale for personally blocking any impeachment investigation of President Bush. The latest explanation can in an interview with Time Magazine. It seems that she would not allow an investigation because Bush would never have supplied incriminating evidence against himself. It seems that House investigators rely on the accused to build an impeachment case.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Cindy Sheehan has qualified for the ballot in Pelosi's district this November. I strongly urge everyone to vote Ms. Pelosi out of office this fall.

Aug 03 15:04

US Government RATS Did The Anthrax Attacks

Odds are the 'rats' in our US government are trying to close off the trail so people will quit cornering them again and again with the truth of their obvious attempts not to investigate the anthrax attacks and bring the true guilty parties to justice.

Odds are these same US government rats were the perpetrators of that anthrax attack

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I guess I am not the only skeptical one!

Aug 03 15:01

Student charged in Logan scare

Witnesses said that Robo left his seat and entered the plane's lavatory. When a flight attendant entered the lavatory upon Robo's exit, she found an adhesive address label that read, "9/11 was an Inside Job! PrisonPlanet.com" affixed to the sink area.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Oh yeah, TSA is keeping us safe now!

Aug 03 14:33

JEAN S DULEY NOTES ON BRUCE IVINS

Courtesy of Smoking gun

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Check out the spelling and grammar.

Does this look like a professional ANYTHING?

Aug 03 14:29

Therapist: Anthrax suspect tried to poison people

Duley said Ivins' scheduled release from the hospital on the day of the hearing prompted her to seek the protective order.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Obviously, if Ivins was scheduled to be released, then the mental hospital did not see him as dangeorus either to himself or to others.

We need to find out more about Duley. She seems the social workers' answer to Gerald Posner.

Aug 03 14:21

Suspect in 5 anthrax-letter deaths kills himself

Social worker Jean C. Duley filed handwritten court documents last week saying she was preparing to testify before a grand jury. She said Ivins would be charged with five capital murders.

"Client has a history dating to his graduate days of homicidal threats, plans and actions towards therapist," Duley said, adding that his psychiatrist had described him as homicidal and sociopathic.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Okay, here is the obvious question. If this guy was such an obvious nutcase going back to his college days, how did he get a security clearance to work with biological weapons?

I mean, when I got my first security clearance to work at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory I got raked over the coals over the fact that my father had been born in Shanghai, China! and I wasn't working with biological weapons.

It is this Jean C. Duley (who has only known Ivins a few months) who had him committed.

This reeks of a government smear job to convict this guy in the media and take the heat off of Philip Zack and the cover-up.

And if you are interested, here is a prior example of how the FBI will smear people it wishes to destroy.

Aug 03 14:10

Bruce E. Ivins, Commits suicide? IN THE HOSPITAL????

Ivins died Tuesday at Frederick Memorial Hospital after ingesting a massive dose of prescription Tylenol mixed with codeine, said a friend and colleague, who declined to be identified out of concern that he would be harassed by the FBI.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

HOLD IT!!!!

Frederick Memorial Hospital is the hospital to which Ivins had been confined since July 10th.

So, how did he get his hands on enough Tylenol #3 to commit suicide in a mental ward???????

Those places don't leave that sort of thing just lying around.

Aug 03 13:38

The Walmart Dictatorship: Vote McCain or Else?

It's got Karl Rove written all over it. It smacks of the lowest form yet of sleazy Republican intimidation tactics to disenfranchise voters and influence the outcome of the November election. And it's got right-wing spinmeisters whipped into a mouth-foaming frenzy. We're talking about the behemoth retailer Walmart's alleged threats against its employees if they vote for the Democratic presumptive nominee for president, Sen. Barack Obama. It's all about jobs. So is the world's largest retailer really trying to scare the bajesus out of its 1.4 million workers?

Aug 03 10:57

Secret multilateral negotiations on ACTA commencing today

The proposed agreement would criminalize copyright and intellectual property offenses. Under ACTA, Internet service providers would be required to filter illegal transfers of content and help the government track down the people downloading it. Border patrols would gain the authority to seize and destroy copyrighted materials at the border.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And there is the REAL reason the TSA are confiscating your digital electronics at the borders. This has nothing to do with terrorism.
They are just clerks for the record and movie companies making sure you do not have illegal copies of music and video on your hard drives.

Aug 03 10:53

Doubts arise on FBI anthrax suspect

Yet colleagues and friends of the vaccine specialist remained convinced he was innocent. They contended that he had neither the motive nor the means to create the lethal powder that was sent by mail to news outlets and congressional offices in 2001. Mindful of previous FBI mistakes in fingering others in the case, many are sceptical that the FBI has it right this time.

Aug 03 10:12

Sleep on It: How Snoozing Makes You Smarter

During slumber, our brain engages in data analysis, from strengthening memories to solving problems

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Pardon me while I go solve the meaning of life.

Aug 03 10:11

Tasers a form of torture, says UN

TASER electronic stun guns are a form of torture that can kill, a UN committee has declared after several recent deaths in North America.

"The use of these weapons causes acute pain, constituting a form of torture,'' the UN's Committee against Torture said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

That makes it official, folks. The government is torturing We The People.

Aug 03 10:04

Cracks in the AIPAC Stranglhold

Despite the expectation of easy passage, AIPAC’s controversial resolution is stalled in committee. The efforts of antiwar groups who mobilized messages of protest proved fruitful, but the debate over the use of military force in Iran is just beginning.

Aug 03 09:40

Syrian President's Top Aide Assassinated

Syrian President Bashar Assad's top aide and adviser, General Mohammed Suleiman, was assassinated on Friday, according to Arab news sources.

Syrian authorities tried unsuccessfully to prevent publication of the news. The country's Albawaba newspaper, which reported the incident, speculated that Israel might have been behind the killing.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Apparently, someone, somewhere, did not want the Israeli/Syrian back-channel political dialogue to continue.

Syrian President Bashar Assad is due in Tehran for top level meetings in about a week or so.

Aug 03 09:39

Anthrax Suspect Was Involuntarily Committed to Psychiatric Hospital Shortly Before His Death

Was Ivins crazy? Maybe.

Or maybe he was sent to a psych facility for the same reasons that the Soviet Union committed dissidents to psych hospitals. Maybe Ivins couldn’t stand it anymore, and was about to blow the whistle on the real anthrax killers, so they ginned up some claims that he was dangerous and had him hospitalized.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Or maybe he was trying to set up a new website on the same ISP I am using!

Aug 03 09:23

ND towns unfazed by ICBM rocket booster in ditch

There's plenty to talk about at the weekly women's coffee klatch in the small town of Parshall, and no one bothered to mention the unarmed booster rocket for an intercontinental ballistic missile lying in a ditch where an Air Force truck overturned.

Aug 03 09:22

Should Those Who Critisize Israel Be Called Anti-Semite Lights?

If I wanted to study a people or culture, or know a lot about them, I would probably pick the Chinese, the Africans or Europeans (of which modern Jews are a part). I simply cannot justify in my own mind wasting time trying to understand the idiosyncrasies of a small group of people, many of whom, though certainly not all, seem to be self serving racists.

Aug 03 09:21

WaPo: Purported 'Anthrax Killer' Had 'No Access to Dry, Powered Anthrax,' According to Expert, Lab Officials

"He had no access to dry, powdered anthrax, according to Fort Detrick spokespersons, who said that only liquid anthrax was used at the Fort Detrick facility in animal aerosolization experiments," said Meryl Nass, a physician and bioterrorism expert. "If he had been making dry anthrax, it would have been detectable."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So, Bruce Ivins, latest patsy to protect the real anthrax killer, did not even have access to the type of anthrax used in the letters.

But this guy did!

Aug 03 08:31

Employers in U.S. Cutting Jobs, Hours, Signaling Slower Growth

Employers in the U.S. fired workers in July for a seventh straight month and cut hours for remaining staff to a record low, signaling economic growth weakened at the start of the second half of the year.

Americans labored an average 33 hours and 36 minutes per week, six minutes less than in June and matching the shortest workweek since records began in 1964, the Labor Department said yesterday in Washington.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

More of Bush's true economic "legacy".

Aug 03 08:30

Ahmadinejad: Iran aims to reinforce nuclear rights

Iran will not give up "a single iota of its nuclear rights," the country's president said Saturday, rebuffing an informal deadline to stop expanding uranium enrichment or face more sanctions.

Aug 03 08:29

Iraq: 2 U.S. soldiers charged in detainee death

Both faced charges of premeditated murder, assault, making a false official statement and obstruction of justice, according to a statement. Warner faced an additional a charge of accessory after the fact, it added.

Aug 03 08:29

'Anti-Semitic' satire divides liberal Paris

The young man, Siné wrote without a shred of evidence, was planning to convert to Judaism before marrying Jessica Sebaoun-Darty, the Jewish heiress of a huge electronics chain. 'He'll go a long way in life, this lad!' Siné commented. The piece was published without controversy - until several days later, when a radio presenter referred to it as anti-Semitic. The families of those concerned were said to be 'sickened'.

Aug 03 08:27

POLITICAL CARTOONS OF THE DAY ~~ 3/8/08

Aug 03 08:26

PALESTINE: WHERE DREAMS BECOME NIGHTMARES

In most civilised societies when a child is born, the dreams of the parents are also born. Dreams that show that child growing up, going to school, marrying and having children of his own.
In Occupied Palestine those dreams are nightmares. Nightmares that show that child being slaughtered by Israeli soldiers.

Aug 03 08:26

A BULLDOZER ATTACK IN JERUSALEM THAT WON’T BE REPORTED IN THE WESTERN PRESS

The problem of house demolitions affects Palestinians throughout the occupied territories. But according to Hatem Abdelkader, an adviser to Salam Fayyad, the Palestinian prime minister, the situation is particularly acute in the East Jerusalem area.

Aug 03 08:24

Royal Bank of Scotland poised for biggest loss in UK banking history

THE Royal Bank of Scotland is poised to unveil the biggest loss in UK banking history after taking a hit of almost £6 billion from the credit crisis.

Aug 03 08:18

Exposing GOP Lies, Myths and Propaganda About Ronald Reagan

Let's set the record straight. Ronald Reagan had nothing to do with the fall of communism. A great statesman-- Mikhail Gorbachev deserves the credit for withdrawing nuclear weapons from Eastern Europe which he did upon his own initiative. Gorbachev was the architect of Perestroika and, later, Glasnost. Reagan merely followed the leader.

Aug 03 08:16

ATT: Speaker Pelosi-- Here is a law Bush has broken

TITLE 18 > PART I > CHAPTER 118 > § 2441
§ 2441. War crimes

(a) Offense.— Whoever, whether inside or outside the United States, commits a war crime, in any of the circumstances described in subsection (b), shall be fined under this title or imprisoned for life or any term of years, or both, and if death results to the victim, shall also be subject to the penalty of death.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

... by chi chi!

Aug 03 08:15

I may never see my son again

THE father of a Scottish computer expert accused of the “biggest military hack of all time” fears he will never see his son again if he is extradited to face charges of infiltrating American defence systems.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Well, dad, maybe you should have talked to him about breaking into other peoples' space.

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