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January 13, 2010

Jan 13 05:40

Federal Reserve Posts $52 Billion Profit For 2009

The world’s most powerful private bank, the Federal Reserve has posted a record profit for 2009 of $52 billion. The Fed says the record is due to profits made on investments which supposedly rescued the US economy from collapse...

Jan 13 01:56

TRANSLATED: Pakistani Op-Ed: "the US is taking out its anger on us"

...A flagrant violation of Pakistan's sovereignty, these strikes speak volumes about the Obama Administration's unilateralist policies and military adventurism resembling the situation in Afghanistan where thousands of civilians have been crushed to death so far, thanks to a joystick controlled thousands of miles away in the US and raining missiles on a hapless population. Since the first strike in Damodola back in 2006, countless Pakistani civilians have lost their lives. Just the previous year, reports have it that around 700 people were killed in 44 strikes, only five of which had hit actual targets. What the US falsely reports as militants' compounds usually turn out to be houses belonging to innocent families having no connection with extremists.

January 12, 2010

Jan 12 22:12

Britain Should be Run as a Workshop, Not a Casino

Censorship in real time: The article by the title above had a top-of-page quote above the the Haiti quake news. I clicked on it and found a brilliant guest opinion piece which I decided to post on WRH by the time I was done reading it. It made scathing comments about British bankers and leadership. But before I could finish posting, the article had been sent to the memory hole. Here is the quote I copied from it:

Jan 12 21:30

Living in the Past: Dan Rather "Disappointed" by unjust court ruling

There is no more Bill of Rights Dan. There is no more Constitution Dan. Why are you the only person unaware? Your inability to grasp such obvious perilous realities demonstrates that you are unfit for duty - you live in the past.

Jan 12 20:28

Taxman using terror laws 15 times a day to spy on suspects

Taxmen are using anti-terror laws 15 times a day to snoop on those suspected of minor breaches of the rules, it was claimed yesterday.

Officials at Revenue and Customs began more than 5,600 investigations last year that relied on Labour's controversial surveillance laws.

Figures given to MPs yesterday show the number of cases in which taxmen have used the anti-terror powers has risen by 75 per cent in the past four years.

Jan 12 19:55

Google may exit China after 'highly targeted' attack

Google plans to curb its controversial practice of censoring search results in China after uncovering a "highly sophisticated and targeted attack" designed to steal information about human rights activists from its Gmail service and at least 20 other large companies.

The attack that hit Google in mid-December originated in China and was aimed at accessing the Gmail accounts of human rights activists. Although only two email accounts appear to have been breached, "accounts of dozens of US-, China- and Europe-based Gmail users who are advocates of human rights in China" have been routinely breached, most likely as a result of phishing or malware attacks, the company said Tuesday.

Jan 12 19:54

Turkey demands apology from Israel over envoy 'slight'

Turkey has demanded that Israel apologise over what it called the "discourteous" way its ambassador was treated during a diplomatic meeting.

Israel summoned Turkey's ambassador to rebuke him over a TV series but ensured he was photographed on a lower chair.

Jan 12 19:52

Thousands feared dead as huge earthquake destroys UN headquarters in Haiti

Thousands of people were feared dead after a powerful earthquake measuring 7.0 rocked the impoverished Caribbean nation of Haiti last night, toppling buildings and causing widespread damage and panic.

The United Nations headquarters was one of scores of buildings that were toppled, including the presidential palace,government buildings and a cathedral. Roads and bridges also lay in ruins.

Jan 12 19:51

David Ray Griffin's new essay: Phone Calls from the 9/11 Airliners

Although this essay has focused on details, often minute, in merely one aspect of the official account of 9/11, the implications are enormous. Without the widespread assumption that the 9/11 attacks had been planned and carried out by al-Qaeda, the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq would not have been possible. With regard to the war in Afghanistan in particular, Michel Chossudovsky has recently emphasized the fact that NATO’s decision to support this US-led war was based on a briefing by Frank Taylor of the US State Department, in which he provided what was called conclusive evidence of al-Qaeda’s responsibility for the attacks.121 Although the contents of Taylor’s briefing have never been made public, the main evidence provided to the general public has consisted of the hijack-describing phone calls reportedly received from passengers and flight attendants aboard the airliners. But when subjected to a detailed analysis, these alleged phone calls, far from supporting the war-justifying story, lead to a very different conclusion: that these alleged calls were faked. This analysis thereby suggests that the entire 9/11 story used to justify the US-led wars is a lie.

Jan 12 19:50

Lies, damned lies and Mr Campbell

Whatever Mr Campbell was asked, his response was the same: lie, lie and lie.

No, he said, he had not sought to 'beef up' the Government's dossier. No, the 45 minute claim was 'not that big a deal'. And no, he didn't put any pressure on his friend Sir John Scarlett, chief of the Joint Intelligence Committee, who obediently signed off the dossier...

But then who will be surprised that Mr Blair's bullying spin-doctor-in-chief has a problem with the truth? After all, haven't we had years to get used to the fact that his default setting is mendacity?

Jan 12 18:47

SEC suit: Bank of America failed to disclose ’staggering financial losses’

Federal regulators sued Bank of America Corp. on Tuesday, accusing the company of failing to disclose "staggering financial losses" at Merrill Lynch before shareholders approved a combination of the companies.

The lawsuit filed by the Securities and Exchange Commission in U.S. District Court in Manhattan sought an order requiring Bank of America to pay a civil penalty for not telling shareholders it was losing $15.3 billion in the fourth quarter of 2008.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Unflipping believable.

Jan 12 18:46

Flashback: Israel celebrates terrorism!

Amazing - use this article when you confront an Israeli apologist promoting "War for Israel/War on Terrorism."


The rightwingers, including Binyamin Netanyahu, the former Prime Minister, are commemorating the bombing of the King David Hotel in Jerusalem, the headquarters of British rule, that killed 92 people and helped to drive the British from Palestine.

They have erected a plaque outside the restored building, and are holding a two-day seminar with speeches and a tour of the hotel by one of the Jewish resistance fighters involved in the attack.

Jan 12 18:46

Explaining parasitic US economics: Carl Herman radio interview by George Berry on GCN

*hyperlinks to interview at source*

For those better served through auditory communication, today I discussed our economic condition and solutions on Genesis Communication Network’s show, "Crash! Are you ready?” with host, economist George Whitehurst Berry.

The interview is here; at 40 minutes when commercials are forwarded.

For a written explanation that covers most of our problems with extensive links documenting solutions, click here.

Jan 12 18:45

The fundamental unreliability of America's media

As the use of anonymity has escalated rapidly, so, too, has the pervasiveness of outright falsehoods and the inherent unreliability of much of what the American media "reports."

Jan 12 18:23

What the elites fear most - harkens back to 1914 Christmas Truce

Gitmo guard meets with former detainees.

Jan 12 18:16

ODF: New Mexico - Bush and Bleisch

Jan 12 16:41

Fitch: U.S. Prime Jumbo RMBS Delinquencies Nearly Triple to 9%; CA Drives Trend

More U.S. prime jumbo borrowers are falling and staying behind on their monthly mortgage payments, with states such as California and Florida driving the elevated underperformance, according to Fitch Ratings in the latest edition of its U.S. RMBS delinquency updates through Performance Metrics.

Jan 12 16:40

Police Duped by Contractor Offering Video Surveillance

Moscow police said Tuesday that a private contractor that it had hired to provide live footage from street surveillance cameras had in fact fed prerecorded videos to police computers because the cameras did not work.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Oh my GAWD; that poor woman is being raped AGAIN?!?!?!?!?!?"

Jan 12 16:14

AP sources: Employer health mandate may be dropped

House and Senate negotiators working on President Barack Obama's health overhaul bill appear likely to drop a proposed income tax increase on high-wage earners and possibly jettison a requirement for large businesses to offer coverage to their employees, Democratic officials said Tuesday.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

... because the health insurance companies will make more profit selling individual policies to workers rather than a group policy.

Jan 12 15:57

Gold won't work as a Solution for Monetary Reform.

The 5000 Year Leap indicated that the next leap would occur once the US has "radical monetary reform" pg 190.

Gold will not help us achieve sovereignty from the international bankers. The US would have to borrow from THEM to get the gold.

The Wizard of Oz was an allegory about this subject.

Let's do what Franklin and Lincoln did by creating currency without private USURY/debt attached.

Jan 12 15:53

Congressman seeking to bar Iranians from US

A US congressman has announced his plans to reintroduce the Stop Terrorists Entry Program (STEP) Act into Congress, which calls for the deportation of most Iranians without permanent resident status.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Osama bin Laden was Afghan.

Crotch bomber is Nigerian.

The shoe bomber is British.

Adam Gadahn is Jewish

So is Youssef Al Khatab.

So are most of the captured Al Qaeda

So does Gresham Barrett have a legitimate reason for targeting Iranians with his bill, or is he just being a racist asshole?

Jan 12 15:37

Too Many Dots, Too Many Enemies

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Okay, let's keep it simple; Who HASN'T the United States pissed off?

Jan 12 15:31

Enough! Time We Call a Spade a Spade

Six Zionist* Companies Own 96% of the World’s Media

Jan 12 15:11

Is Monsanto's Corn Destroying Your Internal Organs?

And a new study -- which had to resort to analyzing data sets produced by studies conducted by Monsanto and another biotech firm, Covance Laboratories, and submitted to European governments because researchers couldn't get seeds -- has found that Monsanto corn impairs rats' kidneys and livers. The "data strongly suggests" that after just 90 days of eating GM corn, rats experienced kidney toxicity and showed effects to their hearts, adrenal glands, spleen and blood cells. (The study was published in the International Journal of Biological Sciences.)

Jan 12 15:05

7.0 Quake hits Haiti! Tsunami watch in effect for Caribbean!

Jan 12 15:03

Goldman Admits To Frontrunning Clients Through Its Prop Desk

The topic of Goldman frontrunning clients using its prop desk, which has long bothered Zero Hedge, and which in the past received Goldman's vehement refutation, seems to have resurfaced, and to have proven our initial speculations correct.

Jan 12 14:54

Israel's countdown to another war on Gaza

As the Middle East Monitor (MEMO) highlights the human cost of Operation Cast Lead (War Diaries), Israel has during the last two weeks intensified its air strikes at civilian targets in the Gaza Strip, once again killing a number of Palestinians and causing extensive damage to properties. Media and military analysts in the region have discerned a clear pattern of activities that suggest the Occupying Power, Israel, is preparing the ground for another major onslaught into the Gaza Strip.

Jan 12 14:40

US Mortgage Originations Seen Plunging in 2010

U.S. residential mortgage originations are expected to plummet 40 percent in 2010 to their lowest level in a decade, eclipsing a forecast drop made just one month ago, the industry's main trade group said Tuesday.

Jan 12 14:08

Jewish settlers flood Palestinian neighbours with sewage

The authorities in the illegal Jewish settlement of Beitar Illit, which is built on stolen Palestinian land, regularly open their sewage tanks on to the farmlands of the Palestinian village of Wadi Fuqeen, ruining crops, contaminating the water table and posing a serious health threat to villagers.

The video is from 2008 but this is still happening today!

Jan 12 13:58

Up in Smoke Why Biomass Wood Energy is Not the Answer

After the Smurfit-Stone Container Corp.’s linerboard plant in Missoula Montana announced that it was closing permanently, there have been many people including Montana Governor Switzer, Missoula mayor and Senator Jon Tester, among others who advocate turning the mill into a biomass energy plant. Northwestern Energy, a company which has expressed interest in using the plant for energy production has already indicated that it would expect more wood from national forests to make the plant economically viable.

Jan 12 12:23


Children smiling in a cemetery – with so much going on in Gaza in their lives, one wonders about human evolution.

Jan 12 11:58

Totalitarian “Synchronization” — Germany 1933 and USA 2010

Yesterday (January 11), Barack Obama added another critical element to the architecture of wartime presidential dictatorship by signing an executive order establishing a “Council of Governors” for the supposed purpose of strengthening federal-state “partnership” in military and homeland security affairs.

Jan 12 11:45

Global warming is COOL!

Jan 12 11:09

Three Britons charged over €3m carbon-trading 'carousel fraud'

Belgian prosecutors highlighted the massive losses faced by EU governments from VAT fraud today after they charged three Britons and a Dutchman with money-laundering following an investigation into a multimillion-pound scam involving carbon emissions permits.

Jan 12 10:53

CLIMATEGATE - All Expenses Paid for 20 Congressmen in Copenhagen

“They’re going because it’s the biggest party of the year,” Sen. Inhofe said. “The worst thing that happened there is they ran out of caviar.”

Jan 12 10:46

Reporter breaks an 'unbreakable' mobile phone at CES

Reporter Dan Simmons from the BBC's technology show Click managed to break a mobile phone marketed as "unbreakable", during a demonstration at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

Jan 12 10:46

Police Fight Cellphone Recordings

Simon Glik, a lawyer, was walking down Tremont Street in Boston when he saw three police officers struggling to extract a plastic bag from a teenager's mouth. Thinking their force seemed excessive for a drug arrest, Glik pulled out his cellphone and began recording.

Within minutes, Glik said, he was in handcuffs.

The charge? Illegal electronic surveillance.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Here we have the same government that insists airline travelers have no expectation of privacy claim that police officers on duty on the taxpayer dime and in public have privacy rights that are violated by being videotaped.

Jan 12 10:43

On Asia-Pacific trip, Hillary Clinton downplays U.S.-China friction

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton on Monday played down friction between the United States and China, saying she thinks the countries have a "mature" enough relationship to be able to handle differences of opinion.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Like the $1 trillion loan from China the US just defaulted on?

Jan 12 10:42

Appeals Court Extends President’s Wartime Powers, Limits Guantánamo Prisoners’ Rights

Al-Bihani had traveled to Afghanistan to help the Taliban government fight its rivals in the Northern Alliance, in an inter-Muslim civil war that had preceded the 9/11 attacks and that had, for the most part, nothing to do with al-Qaeda. However, although he had only worked as a cook for a group of Arab fighters supporting the Taliban and was not alleged to have fired a weapon at U.S. or coalition forces, Judge Richard Leon concluded that it was “not necessary” for the government to prove that he “actually fire[d] a weapon against the U.S. or coalition forces in order for him to be classified as an enemy combatant.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Which could in theory apply to all of you reading this website.

Jan 12 10:41

Wind farms produced 'practically no electricity' during Britain's cold snap

Wind farms produced "practically no electricity" during the cold snap which manufacturers' groups say could lead to severe winter energy shortages.

The cold weather has been accompanied by high pressure and a lack of wind, which meant that only 0.2pc of a possible 5pc of the UK's energy was generated by wind turbines over the last few days.

Jeremy Nicholson, director of the Energy Intensive Users Group (EIUG), gave warning that this could turn into a crisis when the UK is reliant on 6,400 turbines accounting for a quarter of all UK electricity demand over the next 10 years.

Jan 12 10:41

US Rejects Treaty to End Korean War

State Department Officials Slam Idea of Ending 60 Years of War.

Jan 12 10:37

Obama Executive Order Stokes Martial Law Fears

An Obama executive order that creates a council of state governors who will work with the feds to expand military involvement in domestic security has stoked fears that the administration is stepping up preparations for martial law.

Jan 12 10:37

Obama received $20 million from healthcare industry in 2008 campaign

While some sunlight has been shed on the hefty sums shoveled into congressional campaign coffers in an effort to influence the Democrats' massive healthcare bill, little attention has been focused on the far larger sums received by President Barack Obama while he was a candidate in 2008.

A new figure, based on an exclusive analysis created for Raw Story by the Center for Responsive Politics, shows that President Obama received a staggering $20,175,303 from the healthcare industry during the 2008 election cycle, nearly three times the amount of his presidential rival John McCain. McCain took in $7,758,289, the Center found.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Which is why the only real result of Obamacare is to force you all to buy health insurance.

Jan 12 10:36

Facebook's Zuckerberg Questions Privacy Expectations

Privacy is no longer a social norm, according to the founder of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg commenting on the rise of social networking

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Trying to make lack of privacy the current fashion rage.

Jan 12 10:33

Iran says Saudis handed missing scientist to U.S.

Iran accused Saudi Arabia on Tuesday of handing over to the United States an Iranian nuclear scientist missing since June, the semi-official Mehr news agency said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Who presumably once dried off will confess to Iran's nuclear weapons program.

Jan 12 10:31

NC port closed after containers are punctured

Officials shut down a North Carolina port and urged people to leave the area Tuesday after nine containers with highly explosive materials [PETN] were punctured.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

If they had detonated, presumably the blast would be blamed on Iranian/Yemeni/Somali/Al Qaeda terrorists.

Jan 12 10:27

Rabbi, wife to contest fraud charges

The allegations relate to grants the pair received for providing religious studies to students at a school which prosecutors say does not exist.

Jan 12 10:21

Ed Brown Receives Virtual Death Sentence for Resisting Government

In 2006, Brown and his wife Elaine were indicted on federal tax violations. The government claimed the Browns had not paid taxes since 1996 and owed it more the $625,000. The Browns said they were not presented with any law that required them to pay income taxes to the federal government, an argument similar to many tax protester statutory arguments. Ed Brown refused to attend his trial and was found guilty by a jury in a Federal District Court in Concord, New Hampshire, on three criminal charges.

Jan 12 10:16


Jan 12 10:14

Fed posts record profits for last year

The Federal Reserve generated record profits last year, reflecting money made off its extraordinary efforts to rescue the country from the worst economic and financial crisis since the 1930s.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is like trying to save the passengers on the Titanic by only allowing the First Class passengers into the lifeboats.

Jan 12 10:11


Jan 12 09:36

More Money and Weapons from Uncle Sucker to Apartheid Israel

With Israeli Shin Bet ops firing mortars and rockets back into Israel from Gaza that as usual, land in the desert, hurting no one and Israel's psychotic leaders shooting Gazans for sport, the world's largest concentration camp might be in for another 'Operation Eat Lead.'

US to Double Amount of Military Stockpiles in Israel

The publication Defense News reports the US Army will double the value of emergency military equipment it stockpiles on Israeli soil and that Israel will be allowed to use the US ordnance if needed. The $800 million stockpile will include missiles, armored vehicles, aerial ammunition and artillery ordnance.

Jan 12 09:24

401k/IRA Screw Job Coming?

Now this is a guaranteed rape job.

In a short conversation this noontime that CNBC apparently has omitted from their archives (Why's that folks?) Rick Santelli was talking about a potential to effectively force money into the Treasury market.

Where would they get this?

From your 401k and IRA accounts!

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The last official act of any government is to loot the nation.

Jan 12 09:22

Carbon traders charged in fraud case

Three Britons and a Dutchman have been charged by Belgian authorities with money laundering in an investigation into fraudulent trading in carbon emissions permits, Belgian prosecutors said on Monday.

The fraud occurs when carbon credits are bought and imported tax-free from other EU countries, then sold to domestic buyers, charging them value-added tax (VAT). The sellers then disappear without paying the tax to governments.

Jan 12 09:21

Swine flu 'false pandemic' claim

A LEADING health expert says the swine flu scare was a "false pandemic" led by drugs companies that stood to make billions from vaccines.

Wolfgang Wodarg, head of health at the Council of Europe, claims major firms organised a "campaign of panic" to put pressure on the World Health Organisation to declare a pandemic.

He believes it is "one of the greatest medicine scandals of the century" — and has called for an inquiry.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Followed by a first-class hanging.

Jan 12 09:20

Mark Pittman Remembered

Bloomberg News reporter Mark Pittman predicted the subprime mortgage crisis, timed the stock market decline of 2008-09 and took on the Federal Reserve. He died Nov. 25, 2009, at the age of 52.
Jan 12 09:19

Netanyahu: Israel will never share Jerusalem with Palestinians

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Netanyahu just told the United Nations to go fuck itself.

And as long as the United Nations fails to respond, then they lack credibility to be the foundation of a future world government.

Jan 12 09:14

Moody’s warns of 'social unrest’ as sovereign debt spirals

Britain and other countries with fast-rising government debts must steel themselves for a year in which “social and political cohesiveness” is tested, Moody’s warned.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Which is a polite way of warning government that their populations have been pushed to the edge of revolution.

Jan 12 09:13

AOL shuts down German operations

The firm's operations in Hamburg, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt and Munich will be shuttered, and some 140 employees will be out of work, the website reported. The measure is part of a companywide plan to cut costs that also includes the closure of their French office.

Jan 12 09:07

TSA LIES: Body Scanners CAN Save and Transmit Images

Jan 12 09:04

SEC Orders AIG Info Sealed Until 2018!

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Your money, and you have no right to know what happened to it, according to the SEC (the same SEC that allowed Bernie Madoff-with-the-loot) free reign for 12 years.

Jan 12 09:02

Answering Helen Thomas on Why They Want to Harm Us

Thomas: “Why do they want to do us harm? And what is the motivation? We never hear what you find out on why.”

Brennan: “Al Qaeda is an organization that is dedicated to murder and wanton slaughter of innocents… They attract individuals like Mr. Abdulmutallab and use them for these types of attacks. He was motivated by a sense of religious sort of drive. Unfortunately, al Qaeda has perverted Islam, and has corrupted the concept of Islam, so that he’s (sic) able to attract these individuals. But al Qaeda has the agenda of destruction and death.”

Thomas: “And you’re saying it’s because of religion?”

Brennan: “I’m saying it’s because of an al Qaeda organization that used the banner of religion in a very perverse and corrupt way.”

Thomas: “Why?”

Jan 12 08:59

2010 AL30: An Asteroid or Man Made Object?

What makes this near-Earth object (NEO) special is that it has an orbital period of almost exactly one year. This fact has led some scientists to speculate that 2010 AL30 could be a man made object and not an asteroid. After all, there's a lot of space junk up there, there's every possibility that it could be a spent rocket booster or some other spacecraft artifact.

But it could just be coincidence that the NEO has the same orbital period as Earth and that it's just another asteroid.

According to Alan W. Harris, Senior Research Scientist at the Space Science Institute, apart from 2010 AL30's coincidental orbital period, there is nothing else to suggest that it isn't a naturally occurring near-Earth asteroid.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

During Apollo, the Saturn third stages (the S-IVB) that propelled Apollo towards the Moon were all crashed into the lunar surface.

With one exception.

After separation from the CSM/LM the S-IVB for Apollo 11 went into orbit around the sun where it presumably remains. It would indeed have an orbital period of about 1 year. Including the engine, the S-IVB is 17 meters long, but given the relative darkness and narrowness of the engine mount compared to the exterior white hull, the visible dimensions would be roughly 14 meters, close to the estimated dimension of 10 meters for this object.

I hope they get some good telescopes on it. I would be willing to bet a nickle this is the Apollo 11 prodigal rocket come back for a visit.

Jan 12 08:50

Everything Our Government and Media Tells Us Is Fake!

Jan 12 08:47

Iran accuses US, Israel in nuclear scientist murder

Iran's Foreign Ministry said Tuesday that it has found traces of US and Israel's involvement in the assassination of an Iranian nuclear physics scientist.

"Primary investigations into the assassination revealed signs of the involvement of the Zionist regime [Israel], the US and their allies in Iran," spokesman Ramin Mehman-Parast said.

Jan 12 08:46

Obama’s TSA Nominee Targets Anti-Government Christians

President Obama’s nominee to head the TSA and boss the naked body scanners now being installed at airports across the country says that white Christian “anti-government” types will be the primary target of suspicion for authorities.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And you thought this was all about catching "Al Qaeda" terrorists, didn't you?

Jan 12 08:44

Amdocs bids in Indonesia project - as a US company: The US told Indonesia's Communications Ministry that the company is American.

Indonesia is not boycotting Amdocs Ltd. (NYSE: DOX), but for the wrong reasons. Website "Indonesia Today" reports that Amdocs will be allowed to participate in a tender for the supply of a billing system for PT Telkomunikasi Selular (Telkomsel), a subsidiary of PT Telkomunikasi Indonesia, after the US Ambassador informed Indonesia's Minister for Communications and Information Technology that Amdocs is a US company.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Amdocs is actually Israeli owned and more than that, it is one of the Israeli companies implicated in the Israeli spy scandal linked to 9-11 as reported by Carl Cameron on FOX News.

Over and above the obvious security implications of allowing Amdocs access to even more global telephone records, I wonder why it is that the US Ambassador is helping an Israeli company win a contract at a time when US businesses able to do the same work are struggling to survive?

Amdocs also won a large project in Bulgaria.

Did a US Ambassador help them there as well?

Jan 12 08:36


"From the outset, we have made it clear that construction of the pipeline we have proposed across Afghanistan could not begin until a recognized government is in place that has the confidence of governments, lenders, and our company."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The United States is a pirate kingdom now. Unable to manufacture or grow anything, the government survives and perpetuates itself by looting other nations.

Jan 12 08:33

Fitch: U.S. State and Federal Debt to Hit 94% of GDP

Fitch Ratings has issued the starkest warning to date that the US will lose its AAA credit rating unless acts to bring the budget deficit under control, citing a spiral in debt service costs and dependence on foreign lenders.

Brian Coulton, the agency's head of sovereign ratings, said the US is shielded for now by its pivotal role in global finance and the dollar's status as the key reserve currency, but the picture is deteriorating fast enough to ring alarm bells...

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Which is WHY the US is playing a desperation game to grab strategic control of the oil flow coming out of the middle east.

Jan 12 08:32


When the first bomb fell on Iraq at 2:00 a.m. on January 17, 1991, the United States began the military implementation of years of deceit and dirty tricks to attain a permanent foothold in the Middle East. George Bush I enlisted, coerced and paid 27 other nations to help massacre Iraq, depriving these newly-won allies of any ethical high ground.

If you look at some of the countries involved in the anti-Iraq coalition, you will see that they varied greatly in their reasons for becoming involved in the slaughter. Few came on board because they considered it the right thing to do. As with the "alliance of the willing" that participated in the 2003 invasion of Iraq, many of the "allies" of the 1991 campaign participated only to receive a payday from Washington.

Jan 12 08:31

PM holds meeting after potential terror threat

The prime minister met with his national security ministers after a pair of reports surfaced that terrorists are planning to enter Canada, a development that has again focused Ottawa's attention on airport and airline security.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

PR run-up to a false-flag at the Olympics?

Jan 12 08:30

The March Towards War

The United States and five other countries have tentatively agreed to meet this weekend to discuss what to do about Iran's nuclear defiance of the UN Security Council, officials told The Associated Press.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Both Russia and China will veto any more sanctions against Iran and Iran has made a formal counter offer for a uranium swapping deal.

But of course the goal here is not to remove a threat by Iran (which has not attacked anyone for 200 years and does not actually have a nuclear weapons program). The goal here is to make Israel happy by smashing up another country Israel does not like, and in the process allow the US to establish the ability to blockade the Straight of Hormuz and blackmail the rest of the world with a threat to sever the oil flow. This is the counterpart of the US moves into Yemen and Somalia, intended to give the US the ability to control oil flow through the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden.

Jan 12 08:19

Blackwater/Xe mercs arrive in Somalia, Al-Shabab says

There are also allegations of US-sponsored bomb plots in the capital.

The bombings will be carried out in order to create a pretext to launch a campaign against Al-Shabab, a spokesman of the group, Sheikh Ali Mohammed Rage, told Reuters.

“We have discovered that US agencies are going to launch suicide bombings in public places in Mogadishu,” he told reporters. “They have tried it in Algeria, Pakistan and Afghanistan… We warn of these disasters. They want to target Bakara Market and mosques, then use that to malign us.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

If the US invades both Yemen and Somalia, they will control all access into the Red Sea from the Gulf of Aden. By threatening to cut off the flow of oil to the rest of the world, the US will then blackmail other countries into writing off US debt, and staying uninvolved while the US picks off one middle eastern nation after the next after the next for their Israeli masters.

Jan 12 08:13

Turkey and Russia on way to ‘strategic partnership’

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Which puts a whole new light on Israel's escalating rhetoric with Turkey.

Jan 12 08:12

BBC Hypes X-Ray Body Scanners

Here is CNN’s Sanjay Gupta failing to mention that terahertz waves from millimeter-wave machines have been tested to “unzip double-stranded DNA, creating bubbles in the double strand that could significantly interfere with processes such as gene expression and DNA replication (that can potentially cause cancer)”.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is just another sales job, selling a useless product to deal with a manufactured threat, just like SARS, just like Bird Flu, just like swine Flu, just like global warming ...

And they will keep on doing it as long as you let them, because it works! It makes them rich and you poor and that is EXACTLY what the opjective is!

Jan 12 08:10

Dutch inquiry says Iraq war had no mandate

An inquiry into the Netherlands' support for the invasion of Iraq says it was not justified by UN resolutions.

The Dutch Committee of Inquiry on Iraq said UN Security Council resolutions did not "constitute a mandate for... intervention in 2003".

Jan 12 08:07

After this awful fiasco over swine flu, we should never believe the State scare machine again

Yet eight months later it was being reported by scientists that swine flue is only a tenth as virulent as ordinary flu, and only one-100th as virulent as that Spanish flu at the end of World War I.

In other words, swine flu - just like the bird flu which we were told by a senior WHO official in 2005 was going to kill 150 million people worldwide (the true death toll turned out to be barely 200) - has predictably turned out to be yet another example of that all-too-familiar and very dangerous disease of our time, the 'scare phenomenon'.

Jan 12 08:05

The 'false' pandemic: Drug firms cashed in on scare over swine flu, claims Euro health chief

The swine flu outbreak was a 'false pandemic' driven by drug companies that stood to make billions of pounds from a worldwide scare, a leading health expert has claimed.

Wolfgang Wodarg, head of health at the Council of Europe, accused the makers of flu drugs and vaccines of influencing the World Health Organisation's decision to declare a pandemic.

This led to the pharmaceutical firms ensuring 'enormous gains', while countries, including the UK, 'squandered' their meagre health budgets, with millions being vaccinated against a relatively mild disease.

Jan 12 08:02


More than 90,000 Palestinians have lost their homes as a result of Israel’s war on Gaza, but the world pities those Jewish settlers that were evavuated from Gaza a few years back. The following two reports give a pretty good picture of the situations…..

Jan 12 08:01


The demonstrations grow bigger every week…. AGAINST the illegal evictions in Occupied East Jerusalem. The homeless are living in tents outside of THEIR homes as Jewish settlers illegally occupy and enjoy the warmth of homes that DO NOT BELONG TO THEM!

Jan 12 08:01


Israel seems to think that Turkish TV is a greater threat to world peace than missile attacks on Gaza. A diplomatic row is in the making over a new Turkish series which depicts Mossad agents as baby snatchers.
Now, we all know that Israel or its agents are not capable of involvement in anything remotely illegal. Since 1948 they have adhered to every international law on the books.

How dare those Turks ‘rock the boat’!

Jan 12 07:49

The Recession Is Over - The Depression Just Beginning

Jan 12 07:43

Afghan "Dirty War" Escalates

Ten children murdered by U.S. Special Forces! The McCrystal Doctrine at work!

Jan 12 07:42

U.S Soldiers Are Waking Up!?

Jan 12 07:03

Why expensive trainers could be worse than useless

Western runners, of whom 90 per cent suffer injuries every year, would be better off leaving their sneakers at home, and running barefoot.

Jan 12 06:44

Iranian nuclear scientist killed by bomb

Massoud Ali-Mohammadi, a leading Iranian nuclear scientist, has been killed in a bomb blast in Tehran.

He was killed as he left for work when a booby-trapped motorbike exploded in the street outside his home in Qeytariyeh, one of the capital's northern suburbs.

State television blamed "Zionists and American agents". No specific motive was suggested for the attack, though it described Dr Ali-Mohammadi him as a "staunch supporter of the Islamic Revolution".

Jan 12 06:40

Stop and search powers illegal, European court rules

The ability of UK police to use "arbitrary" counter-terrorist stop and search powers against peace protestors and photographers lay in tatters today after a landmark ruling by the European court of human rights.

The Strasbourg court ruled that it was unlawful for police to use their powers, under section 44 of the Terrorism Act 2000, to stop and search people without needing any grounds for suspicion.

Jan 12 06:38

The Big Lie and the Paradigms of Deceit

By: Chris Bollyn

The following essay, entitled "The Paradigms of Deceit," is written by a Danish friend and supporter named Kaj Krinsmøe. It is an excellent explanation of the well known propaganda tactic used to shape public opinion, described and employed by Adolf Hitler as "The Great Lie" or "Colossal Untruth" -- and how the Great Lie is currently being used by our corrupt political leaders and the Zionist-controlled media on the people of North America and Europe. The "colossal untruths" of our time are the government and media lies about the events of 9-11, Islamic terrorism and Afghanistan, global warming, and the Iranian nuclear threat. The Zionist deception known as the "War on Terror" is a complete fraud -- and an extremely expensive one at that.

Jan 12 06:36

Lusha the monkey outperforms 94% of Russia bankers with her investment portfolio

Moscow TV reported how circus monkey Lusha chose eight companies from a possible 30 to invest her one million roubles - around £21,000.

She bought successfully and her portfolio grew almost three times. She did better than almost the whole of the rest of the market,' said editor of Russian Finance magazine Oleg Anisimov.

He questioned why so-called financial whizz-kids are still receiving hefty perks for their expertise .

'Everyone is shocked. What are they getting their bonuses for? Maybe it's worth sending them all to the circus.'

Jan 12 06:33

Swine flu shambles: Drunken call centre staff run riot, says ex-worker

Temporary workers in swine flu call centres are diagnosing patients while high on cannabis or drunk on vodka, a whistleblower has claimed.

The former worker, who said she was forced to leave the 'shambolic environment' at one of the centres, said patients were being put at risk because staff did not receive enough training.

Ashleigh Venus said she was shocked that £6-an-hour staff with no medical knowledge were being trusted to hand out the anti-viral drug Tamiflu after asking a prepared script of questions, even though there are no doctors on site to give advice.

Jan 12 06:18

The Christmas Bomber and the Fraudulent War on Terror

The "attempted" bombing on Christmas Day was designed to garner support for President Obama's actions in support of the Zionist fraud known as the "War on Terror".

Jan 12 05:57

Gerald Celente - 2009 Outlook Worst Depression Yet

Gerald predicts collapse of US dollar and a worst depression than the Great Depression.He points out the lies of the government and the Fed.

Jan 12 05:17

Tehran blast kills nuclear physics scientist

An Iranian nuclear physics scientist has been killed in a remote-controlled bomb attack in the Iranian capital, Tehran...

Jan 12 02:32

Things We've Forgotten

One of the most dangerous political philosophies afflicting America today is the belief that we can’t allow anyone to suffer the natural consequences of their own stupidity.

For example, after the government first sucked people into buying and taking on mortgages they couldn’t afford to pay, when they got in trouble, the government produced welfare programs to see they had enough money. They also would force the banks to lower the mortgage terms so the consequences of stupidity would not be felt.

If cars aren’t selling, create the open-ended Cash for Clunkers program. If the big banks are about to fail, pour money into them and take control for the greater good of all of us.

January 11, 2010

Jan 11 21:37

85,000 lose jobs in Dec.; US govt. could hire for infrastructure, education, but chooses poverty

*hyperlinks and video live at source*

Over four million Americans lost jobs in 2009, with December adding 85,000 to this unnecessary economic and social tragedy. Unemployment is falsely claimed at 10%; it doesn’t count those forced into part-time jobs and those “discouraged” who do not regularly submit new job applications. Including those categories is how unemployment was measured in the Great Depression. Adding those categories today puts unemployment at 22%; worse than all years of the Great Depression except for 1932 and 1933 at 24.9% and 23.6%.

Jan 11 20:38

Yet Another "9/11 Was An Inside Job" Song

Good video, catchy tune, and well researched. I'm surprised how much I like this.

Jan 11 20:12

Tiny Moon on Saturn Shows Signs of Life

For five years, scientists had been baffled by the energy exuded by Saturn's tiny ice moon Enceladus, but a study published on Monday shows it may have the right conditions to support life.

Although small moons are often dormant, Enceladus was exploding with activity.

The cause remained a mystery, The Australian reported.

Jan 11 20:02

New speed cameras enrage Arizona drivers

An attempt to introduce UK-style fixed speed cameras in America has ended in a public revolt, with motorists binning speeding tickets worth $90 million (£60 million).

The Arizona scheme, which was the first statewide effort to bring speed camera enforcement to the US, is now on the verge of bankruptcy and could be dumped.

Jan 11 19:58

Al-Qaeda veterans 'are flooding into Yemen'

The needle on my bovine excrement meter has just pinged around so fast it has shot off and killed my cat

Jan 11 19:45

Taking Tea with the Lizards

The Republican Party will beat the living piss out of anybody for a buck. The Democrats will fly the flag of FDR, even as they pirate the public coffers on behalf of Wall Street. Don't think the American people have not noticed these things. After thirty years of pistol whipping and emptying of their wallets, they've started to figure out there just may be a public robbery underway, with both parties as accomplices.

Jan 11 19:23

Bankergate: Emails Expose Criminal Financial Dictatorship At Work

Explosive emails released last week could see Treasury secretary Timothy Geithner become embroiled in criminal charges for his role in a cover up that exposes the monumental criminality behind the $182.3 billion bailout of American International Group Inc.

Jan 11 19:15

Shameless bankers line up £6bn bonus pot

City bankers are set to scoop £6billion in bonuses despite bringing the financial system to the brink of collapse.

The huge payouts will outrage taxpayers and politicians as bankers defy calls for restraint while Britain battles the longest recession in its history.

Jan 11 17:13

Iran Six to meet this week in New York - Clinton

The Iran Six will meet this week in New York, U.S. State Secretary Hillary Clinton told journalists on her way to Hawaii on Monday.

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Oh? Just what is she doing here in Hawaii?

Jan 11 16:59


Meet the people of Gaza who were made homeless by Israel:

Jan 11 16:40

Egypt: New find shows slaves didn't build pyramids

Graves of the pyramid builders were first discovered in the area in 1990 when a tourist on horseback stumbled over a wall that later proved to be a tomb. Egypt's archaeology chief Zahi Hawass said that discovery and the latest finds last week show that the workers were paid laborers, rather than the slaves of popular imagination.

Jan 11 16:12

George H.W. Bush Heckled in Restaurant

This clip is only 29 seconds long but it is 29 seconds of courageous invective spewed at Bush. Now if we only had another few thousand people do the same thing....

Jan 11 15:30

Michelle Obama's Nude Body Scan by Airport Security

If President Obama doesnt think that these machines are invasive, then he should have no problem allowing images of his wife being scanned by the machines to be released to the press, says privacy advocate Mark Dice.
Jan 11 15:10

Meet The People Of Gaza

Jan 11 15:08

"We've Never Seen this Before – Such a Huge Rally, and the Little Guy Is Out"

In other words, the stock market rally is due almost entirely to hedgies, pension funds, banks and other institutional investors, and not every day investors.

It is even possible that the government itself has been propping up the stock market. And Bill Gross and Nouriel Roubini say that we have a Ponzi style economy.

Jan 11 14:54

Doubts cast on H1N1 scare

The severity of the H1N1 outbreak was deliberately exaggerated by pharmaceutical companies that stood to make billions of dollars from a worldwide scare, a leading European health expert has claimed.

Wolfgang Wodarg, head of health at the Council of Europe, has accused the makers of vaccines for the virus of influencing the World Health Organisation's (WHO) decision to declare a pandemic.

The council, a Strasbourg-based body responsible for the European Court of Human Rights, has decided to investigate Wodarg's claims in an emergency debate on the issue to be held later this month.

Wodarg said the crisis led to governments around the world ordering and stockpiling millions of doses of anti-flu drugs which were not needed.

Jan 11 14:53

Swine flu virus 'could still mutate' WHO warns

However she admitted she had not yet had a vaccine but said she would have it soon.

Jan 11 14:49

Chemical analysis links ISI to CIA killings in Khost

The chemical fingerprint of the bomb used by the Jordanian double agent that killed seven Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) officers at a US base in Khost Province of Afghanistan last week reportedly matches the kind produced by Pakistan’s Directorate for Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI).

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ISI and CIA work together.

Did CIA clean house and get rid of some "unreliable" assets while building a case for war?

Jan 11 14:33

Nablus executions: Shoot first, ask questions later

This postmortem revelation, which has not been verified by independent sources, raises alarming questions of Israel’s “shoot first, ask questions later” policy. It also echoes the disparities between the statements of the Israeli military, repeated by the Israeli and international media, and the testimony of the victims’ family members, which were collected by a handful of local media agencies and human rights organizations.

Jan 11 14:12

Hamas Fears Gaza Fence Part of Three-Way Siege

Hamas officials in the Gaza Strip have admitted that they are concerned over the Egyptian underground barrier under construction along the Gaza-Egypt border.

The fence is expected to reach a depth of 18 meters, and span 10 km, and threatens to strangle the Strip’s only lifeline – the smuggling tunnels.

Hamas fears that via this channel, Egypt is joining the Palestinian Authority and Israel in creating a three-way siege on the Strip that would severely hurt the resistance movement.

Jan 11 14:10

Finally,The Lebanese Army Fires At Israeli Warplanes

South Lebanon was once again the center of attraction on Monday as President Michel Sleiman started an inspection tour in it, shortly after Lebanese anti-aircraft guns opened fire on four Israeli warplanes which were flying at low altitude over Marjayoun.

“The army’s anti-aircraft guns fired at four enemy Israeli planes that had been overflying the southern area of Marjayoun this morning,” an army spokesman told AFP.

Jan 11 14:08

The CIA Misspells Al Qaeda Terrorists Names and Bypasses TSA to Let Terrorists Fly

Veteran investigative reporters Susan and Joseph Trento, who first obtained and exposed the flaws in the no-fly list in 2006, have completed a new investigation of the CIA’s role in airline security. It reveals that the CIA is bypassing other government agencies and following terrorists on airplanes without telling TSA or the airlines involved. It shows how terrorists and nuclear proliferators have been allowed to fly because the CIA has refused to add their correct names or aliases to the no-fly list.

Jan 11 14:06

Panic buying in supermarkets as the weather tightens its grip on Britain

Fears over supplies of fresh milk led to the Government relaxing restrictions on delivery drivers yesterday amid reports of panic buying.

Farmers were concerned that many thousands of gallons would have to be dumped because of the delays in milk tankers reaching dairies after the snow and ice.

The Government has also been forced to ration dwindling grit supplies for roads, despite forecasts that the worst of the snow is over and that the thaw will start this week.

Jan 11 14:06

Charles Goyette The Dollar Meltdown

Jan 11 13:46

US injustice and arbitrariness as sources of terrorism

Paul J. Balles argues that post-9/11 arbitrariness and blind revenge by the USA lay behind acts of counter-vengeance by Al-Qaeda and likeminded groups, the latest of which was the attempt by a Nigerian man to bomb an American airliner over Detroit on Christmas Day 2009.

”What was the post-9/11 madness but blind revenge? What were the lockups at Guantanamo but revenge? What is joining Al Qaeda but revenge? Is revenge a legitimate response to an attack on America? Why isn't it equally appropriate for those who have suffered sadistic American brutality?”

Jan 11 13:39

Wall Street and Governments Love Carbon Credits -- Don't You?

Unfortunately, wherever they have been used, carbon credits have been subject to manipulation. On Dec. 4 the U.N. committee that oversees the international credit trade refused to approve 10 Chinese wind farms, including the Harbin complex. The U.N.'s concern is that the Chinese projects would have been built even without the proceeds from credits.

If that's correct, the sale of credits would not stimulate production of any additional clean energy. Credit purchasers would receive empty environmental bragging rights, and the Chinese developers would obtain an undeserved windfall. "This is 21st century climate-policy snake oil," says Michael Dorsey, a professor of environmental studies at Dartmouth College.

Jan 11 13:38

Radiation health fears exaggerated, claims Oxford professor

Fears that low level radiation associated with nuclear power stations can cause cancers has often been used by those opposing an expansion of the industry.

But Professor Allison believes those dangers have been overplayed and the body is able to repair any damage caused to cells by exposure to low level radiation.

His findings are likely to be seized upon by those who see nuclear power as the answer to fossil fuel generated climate change.

How convenient.

Jan 11 13:28

Snow to cost economy billions

Workers forced to stay at home by the heaviest snow in 50 years risk losing wages or holiday entitlement as companies try to recoup losses caused by the freezing weather.

Jan 11 13:18

Now tests show the ice ISN'T melting: Sea water under shelf in the East Antarctic is still freezing

Sea water under an East Antarctic ice shelf showed no sign of higher temperatures, first tests showed today.

Despite fears of a thaw linked to global warming that could bring higher world ocean levels, tests conducted on the Fimbul Ice Shelf showed the sea water is still around freezing.

Jan 11 13:03

British Soldiers 'Tortured and Murdered Iraqi Grandmother'

British soldiers are being investigated over allegations they tortured and murdered a 62-year-old Iraqi grandmother.
The body of Sabiha Khudur Talib was found dumped by the roadside three years ago after her family home was raided by troops.
The Royal Military Police are now investigating claims from her relatives that she was led away by soldiers from the Princess of Wales' Royal Regiment before being brutally tortured and shot.

Jan 11 12:49

TSA Logo Contest

Jan 11 12:46

Why I Am Excited About 2010

In the face of expensive wars and a dying desperate federal state, 2010 will mark the year that Americans self-consciously embrace the power of civil disobedience, and launch a decade of fundamental and good-natured repudiation of all things government – its wars, its debts, its never-ending lies and yes, even its promises. It’s already happening, and it’s going to be a lot of fun.

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I totally agree, right up to just before the word "fun."

Jan 11 12:08

Body scanners can store, send images, group says

A privacy group says the Transportation Security Administration is misleading the public with claims that full-body scanners at airports cannot store or send their graphic images.

The TSA specified in 2008 documents that the machines must have image storage and sending abilities, the Washington-based Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) said.

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The TSA lie to us?!?!?

SURELY THOU DOST JEST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Jan 11 12:01

IOF holding wounded child in shackles

The Israeli occupation forces (IOF) are holding a Palestinian child in hospital while both his feet and hands are shackled despite the seriousness of his condition, the Palestinian prisoner's association in Al-Khalil reported on Sunday.

Jan 11 11:31

Food costs to soar as big freeze deepens

Britons have been warned to brace themselves for an increase in food prices as plunging temperatures leave farmers unable to harvest vegetables and hauliers struggle to distribute fresh produce.

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And the head of the MET office who predicted a mild winter gets paid more than the Prime Minister?

I'll bet that we would see a vast improvement in our lives if we stopped rewarding screw-ups and liars so richly.

Jan 11 11:27

What Is The True Unemployment Number?

So, the true unemployment rate -which I define (as I think most would) as ALL people who want work but just can't find it- probably lies somewhere between 11.6% and 13.2%. If you consider individuals working part-time for economic reasons as unemployed, you get an unemployment rate north of 17.4%.

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And that IS a depression.

As a side note, I was at the local shopping mall with my wife over the weekend and it was almost a ghost town!

Jan 11 11:25

America slides deeper into depression as Wall Street revels

December was the worst month for US unemployment since the Great Recession began.

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Now they are calling it the "Great Recession."

Looks like a depression from where I sit.

Wall Street fiddles while the nation burns.

Jan 11 11:24

Special Investigation - Evolution

Jan 11 11:22

Ireland's Top Minister Resigns amid Wife's Affair with Teen

Meanwhile, Robinson's wife, Iris, remained in a Belfast facility receiving acute psychiatric treatment after she was expelled from the DUP over her affair with the teen.

A DUP spokesman said that Mrs. Robinson was receiving treatment from the Belfast Health Trust...

Jan 11 11:19

Over 200 dead in India's cold snap

Jan 11 11:07

CLIMATEGATE - FLASHBACK 2000 - Snowfalls are now just a thing of the past

Sledges, snowmen, snowballs and the excitement of waking to find that the stuff has settled outside are all a rapidly diminishing part of Britain's culture, as warmer winters - which scientists are attributing to global climate change - produce not only fewer white Christmases, but fewer white Januaries and Februaries.

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Jan 11 11:04

Rupert Murdoch Begins Blocking News Aggregators, Search Engines

New Corp honcho Rupert Murdoch has been known to refer to those running the web as “plagiarists” and “parasites,” threatening to remove all of his content from search engines like Google (especially if Bing is willing to pay up). Many wondered if he was bluffing, but now the process seems to have begun, with the Times Online blocking aggregation of its stories.

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Murdoch is about to learn the hard way that online links were creating much of his readership.

Jan 11 11:01

The cost of the swine 'flu scare

All the interested parties collaborated to talk up the danger. I mean, they would, wouldn’t they?

No government agency is likely to say: “Actually minister, the threat is minor, so we recommend that you disband our task force and axe our budget”. Ministers, for their part, are terrified of inactivity: they would rather spend gazillions on a nugatory threat than run the tiniest risk of being accused of not having done enough. Drugs companies like to manufacture drugs for stockpiling. Newspapers like worst case scenarios. Everyone, in other words, stands to gain. Except, you know, humanity as a whole.

Jan 11 10:55

How many US invasions makes a new World War?

6% (105 votes)
3% (59 votes)
4% (77 votes)
1% (26 votes)
3% (57 votes)
Already there.
82% (1515 votes)
Total votes: 1839
Jan 11 10:54

Is Osama Bin Laden dead or alive?

The veracity of all of the videos is questioned by David Ray Griffin, a former theology professor and member of the 9/11 Truth Movement, which also questions mainstream accounts of the attack on the World Trade Centre. "None of them can be proven to be authentic," he says. "At least three of them can be shown to be almost certainly fake. And if somebody is faking Bin Laden videos, then that leads to the suspicion that all the videos and audio tapes have been faked."

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