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Apr 20 06:45

Climate sceptic wins landmark data victory 'for price of a stamp'

An arch-critic of climate scientists has won a major victory in his campaign to win access to British university data that could reveal details of Europe's past climate.

In a landmark ruling, the UK government Information Commissioner's Office has ruled that Queen's University Belfast must hand over data obtained during 40 years of research into 7,000 years of Irish tree rings to a City banker and part-time climate analyst, Doug Keenan.

Apr 20 06:43

Milton Friedman - The Robin Hood Myth



Apr 20 06:43

[Pic] The US: Not #1

Apr 20 06:42

Gore takes cash for water campaign from chemical firm

Al Gore, the self-styled squeakiest-clean and deepest-green politician in American history, has some explaining to do this weekend. His environmental organisation has taken money to raise awareness about the need for clean water from a controversial chemicals company.

Dow Chemical, the US firm, is sponsoring Life Earth events in 150 cities today. The event aims to raise money for clean water programmes. Research by environmental organisations has found dangerous levels of highly toxic chemicals in rivers, lakes and other water supplies close to several other factories owned by Dow and its subsidiaries in countries including the United States, Brazil and South Africa.

Apr 20 06:42

REALITY REPORT #40 – Dirty Tricks Caught on Tape

REALITY REPORT #40 – Dirty Tricks Caught on Tape

Was there an attempt to exclude 70 Ron Paul supporters from the Southern Republican Leadership Conference? We’ll show you the hidden camera footage. What is being delivered to state houses and congressional offices on April 19th? President Michael Badnarik lets us know. How is the Adam Kokesh Campaign shaping up in Santa Fe? We talk to Adam about it. Does the Federal Reserve own a mall in Oklahoma? Is the United Kingdom laying the groundwork to shut down the internet? The Reality Report Crew take on those questions and deliver the facts in the 40th edition.

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Apr 20 06:41

Ex-Lehman Brothers boss Dick Fuld denies using accounting 'gimmick'

The former Lehman Brothers boss Dick Fuld has denied all recollection of an accounting trick allegedly used to boost the Wall Street bank's balance sheet by $50bn (£30bn).




Apr 20 06:40

Oklahoma City Bombing RARE footage

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Rare footage from the day of the Oklahoma City Bombing that reveals that there were 3 explosive devices planted INSIDE the building. How did Timothy McVeigh pull that one off?

Apr 20 06:38

Commie ACLU Strikes Again

Marine Sgt. Gary Stein is back on Facebook with an Armed Forces Tea Party page Wednesday.

A day earlier, his story had sparked widespread debate over the rights of uniform wearers to criticize the government in public forums such as social media sites.

And the ACLU defended those rights:

Good for the ACLU. It is not Communism to defend freedom of speech. There is no freedom of speech in any Communist country past or present. The soldiers are fighting in pre planned bs wars and deserve at least the freedom to express their anger. This man claims the ACLU is Communist, yet his article reeks of pro war Fascism.

Apr 20 06:38

Goldman Sachs began as a crooked operation!

On December 4, 1928, it launched the Goldman Sachs Trading Corp. a closed-end fund with characteristics similar to that of a Ponzi scheme. The fund failed as a result of the Stock Market Crash of 1929, hurting the firm's reputation for several years afterward.

Apr 20 06:37

Tea Party Racism??

Tea Party Racism??

On March 27, 2010 writer Frank Rich was quoted in the New York Times Op-Ed section The Tea Party movement is virtually all white. Is this true? He then closed his article with Are these politicians so frightened of offending anyone in the Tea Party-Glenn Beck base that they would rather fall silent than call out its extremist elements and their enablers? Many media outlets, including MSNBC, the Washington Post, CNN, the San Francisco Chronicle, and the Huffington Post among others are insinuating that there is racism in the Tea Party movement. Take a look for yourself.

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Apr 20 06:36

Vitamin D deficiency linked to more aggressive lymphoma

Lymphoma patients with vitamin D deficiency are twice as likely to die from their cancer than patients with sufficient blood levels of the vitamin, according to a study conducted by researchers from the Mayo Clinic and presented at a meeting of the American Society of Hematology.

Apr 20 06:34

One third of Americans say own govt a threat: Poll

Nearly one out of three Americans view the US government as a "major threat" to their freedoms, and four out of five say they don't trust Washington to solve their problems, according to a new poll out Monday.

Apr 20 06:28

Burning red in the evening sun, the natural 'firefall' that amazes for a few days a year

You may be mistaken for thinking this is just another scene from the Icelandic volcanic eruption, but this is a natural phenomenon of a completely different kind.

For what looks like scorching hot lava flowing over the mountain top is actually nature's own clever trickery - sunset on a waterfall.

These amazing images were taken at Horsetail Falls in Yosemite National Park, California.

Apr 20 06:25

Emanuel pitches regulatory reform at private meeting with top N.Y. investors

That didn't prevent David Heller, a managing director at Goldman Sachs and a leading fundraiser for Obama during the 2008 presidential election, from attending Sunday's meeting, according to several guests. Heller did not return a call for comment.

White House aides point out that the SEC is an independent agency that chose to file the suit without White House approval or knowledge.



Apr 20 06:18

Southern Poverty Law Center: Liars Ca$hing in

"The Southern Poverty Law Center, for the viewers who may not know it, is an organization that specializes in finding offenses that they can raise money around.....Morris Dees, who is the owner of it, if you'd like, I think, is nothing more than a scam artist." C-SPAN Q&A Host: Brian Lamb Interview with Wesley Pruden, “Washington Times” Editor in Chief

Apr 20 06:17

Hedge Fund Manager in Goldman Sachs Fraud Case is a Major Donor to Both Democrats and Republicans

Paulson's hedge fund company allegedly paid Goldman Sachs to structure a financial investment product that allowed Paulson & Co. to choose which mortgage securities to invest in, based on a belief that they would lose value or default, and then take short positions against them. Thus, when the subprime mortgages actually lost value, Paulson & Co. earned a profit of about $1 billion.

Apr 20 06:16

SEC order helps maintain AIG bailout mystery

In May, the SEC approved a request by AIG to keep secret an exhibit to a year-old regulatory filing that includes some of the details on the most controversial aspect of the AIG bailout: the funneling of tens of billions of dollars to big banks like Societe Generale, Goldman Sachs (GS.N), Deutsche Bank (DBKGn.DE) and Merrill Lynch.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is why we cannot take the SEC investigation into Goldman Sachs at face value.

Apr 20 06:14

Goldman Sachs taps ex-W.H. counsel

Goldman Sachs is launching an aggressive response to its political and legal challenges with an unlikely ally at its side — President Barack Obama’s former White House counsel, Gregory Craig.

The beleaguered Wall Street bank hired Craig — now in private practice at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom — in recent weeks to help in navigate the halls of power in Washington, a source familiar with the firm told POLITICO.




Apr 20 06:13

Overview of Enron Scandal

Enron Corporation is an energy trading, natural gas, and electric utilities company based in Houston , Texas that employed around 21,000 people by mid-2001, before it went bankrupt.

Fraudulent accounting techniques allowed it to be listed as the seventh largest company in the United States , and it was expected to dominate the trading it had virtually invented in communications, power, and weather securities.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Weather securities" is what they called betting on clouds before Al Gore came along.

Apr 20 06:10

Boeing Apache Helicopter kills Iraqi journalists and civilians

Apr 20 06:08

Scientists call for research on climate link to geological hazards

Experts say suggestions that climate change could trigger more volcanoes and earthquakes are speculative, but there is enough evidence to take the threat seriously

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Translation: The volcano is your fault, and you will pay a carbon tax and accept global government to atone!

Apr 20 06:07

Palin’s policies reflect Americans’ spirit on Israel

We believe it is time for American Jews to declare independence from President Barack Obama, and we believe that Gov. Sarah Palin's heartfelt and unflinching support for America-Israel friendship reflects the true spirit of the American people, among whom love and respect for the Jewish state has never faltered.



Apr 20 06:06

Obama repaying his masters at Goldman Sachs

President Obama is sponsoring a bill by the Senate Banking Committee Chairman Chris Dodd(D-CT) that would reward the Financial Firm Goldman Sachs with up to Billions of Dollars. The bill implements a $50 billion resolution fund to the firms creditors through fees that would come from banks and other businesses, which the bill calls a "nonbank financial company." Critics are calling it a "backdoor bailouts" to Goldman Sachs who was already payed $12.9 billion in tax dollars through the bailout of AIG.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I told you that SEC fraud charge was pure political theater!

Apr 20 06:05

Are school lunches a national security threat?

A study by the group Mission: Readiness finds that school lunches are making American kids so fat that fewer of them can meet the military's physical fitness standards. That, in turn, is putting recruitment in jeopardy.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Attention parents; they are coming for your kids!

Apr 20 06:01

iPad Thieves Rip Off Part Of Man's Finger

A brazen theft in the Cherry Creek Mall left the victim with a permanent injury to his hand. He had just bought an iPad as a favor for a friend.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It just isn't that hot a gizmo!

Apr 20 05:57

Iranian Missile May Be Able to Hit U.S. by 2015

"With sufficient foreign assistance, Iran could probably develop and test an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) capable of reaching the United States by 2015," says a new 12 page unclassified report prepared by the Department of Defense on the Iran Military Threat.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Left unexplained is why Iran would be so stupid as to actually use such a missile other than as a deterrent to being invaded!

See Trinitite: What the heck is this stuff!



Apr 20 05:27

Oklahoma City Was an Inside Job

You probably never saw this.

Two big bombs were found INSIDE the Oklahoma City federal building and defused.

These clips ran on local news live...and were never broadcast again.

There is no way a truck bomb regardless of size could have done the damage that was done to that building.

The government's story is a complete lie and they know it.

The "terrorism expert" and the end of this clip Dr. Randall Heather was never seen on TV again and can't be found on Google (except in relation to this appearance.)

Rather than test the site to assess the exact composition of the bomb material as Dr. Heather and USAF General Partin (ret) recommended, the building was demolished and all the wreckage was removed to a fenced in landfill and buried.

No tests were ever done.

Apr 20 02:00

CNN - Radical or Right - Anger Against the Government

CNN Features Patriot Movement Segment on OKC Bombing Anniversary
Featuring Catherine Bleish from Liberty Restoration Project, Bob Schulz from the We The People Foundation, Stuart Rhodes from Oath Keepers, and an excerpt from the controversial documentary film from Gary Franchi and William Lewis - Camp FEMA.

April 19, 2010

Apr 19 23:41

Tea-party crashers: 'I'm gay for Palin'

Apr 19 19:54

Arctic Sea Ice Extent

The Arctic sea ice extent now exceeds levels recorded since 2002. There's obviously not much hidden heat at the north pole.

Apr 19 19:47

Global warming monitoring needs to find 'missing heat', say scientists

Experts need to beef up ways to measure the heat content of oceans as a way to track more reliably the course of global warming, scientists say today.

Kevin Trenberth and John Fasullo, climate scientists at the National Centre for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, Colorado, say that only about half of the heat believed to have built up in the Earth in recent years can be accounted for. New instruments are needed to locate and monitor this missing heat, they say, which could be storing up trouble for the future.

The words "absolute desperation" spring to mind.



Apr 19 17:03

Max Keiser on Alex Jones Radio - April 19 2010

Apr 19 15:31

76 Senators on AIPAC payroll sign on to Israel letter

More than three quarters of the U.S. Senate, including 38 Democrats, have signed on to a letter to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton implicitly rebuking the Obama Administration for its confrontational stance toward Israel.

The letter, backed by the pro-Israel group AIPAC, now has the signatures of 76 Senators and says in part:

We recognize that our government and the Government of Israel will not always agree on particular issues in the peace process. But such differences are best resolved amicably and in a manner that befits longstanding strategic allies. We must never forget the depth and breadth of our alliance and always do our utmost to reinforce a relationship that has benefited both nations for more than six decades.

Apr 19 14:49

Iceland's Volcano Intensifies, Spews More Ash

There were reports earlier this afternoon, Washington time, that the ash cloud from Iceland's Eyjafjallajokull volcano (pronounced Ava-Lovik, according to this source) was subsiding to the point that European airspace would begin opening up Tuesday.

No one told the volcano, apparently.

Apr 19 14:45

Leaving Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan: our education by collateral murder

Christopher King considers the evidence which indicate that murder of civilians and state-sponsored terrorism are tools of US policy in Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan, and argues that unless Britain leaves Afghanistan immediately, it will not recover morally or economically and will not be on the path to control its destiny.



Apr 19 14:43

More Delays: New Ash Cloud Heads Towards UK

Air passengers are being warned of further delays tomorrow after warnings that a "new ash cloud" was spreading towards the UK.

Apr 19 14:42

White House Dismisses Speculation About National Sales Tax

"The president has not proposed this idea nor is it under consideration," White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

...until after the election!

Apr 19 13:10

White House Caught Altering Stimulus Baseline Projection by 7 Million Jobs

An inconvenient truth, at least for the Obama Administration, is that once upon a time, in their January 2009 Romer/Bernstein Report they told America that without their stimulus there would be 133.9 million jobs. That’s right, in order to make it look like their stimulus has “created or saved” 2.8 million jobs, the Obama Administration first had to whack 7 million jobs from their previous estimates.

Apr 19 13:08

Do you trust the FederalGovernment?

YES
3% (67 votes)
NO
97% (2189 votes)
Total votes: 2256
Apr 19 12:56

The 10 SCARIEST Charts Of The Recession



Apr 19 12:53

Glenn Beck - Sarah Palin - Reid Baer accused of sedition against U.S.A.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Pathetic attempt to dismiss objection to the government as racism and sedition.

Apr 19 12:41

Missing Heat Hides From Climate Scientists

Climate scientists have decided that as much as half of the heat energy, believed to have built up on Earth in recent years, is hiding somewhere it can not be found.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"It's a plot!!!!" -- Saint Al of the Gore

Apr 19 12:30

This Day in History: April 19 -

1993: A 51-day siege of the Branch Davidians in Waco, Texas, ends in tragedy when a fire consumes the lives of 81 people.

Apr 19 12:20

Embedded PDF executable hack goes live in Zeus malware attacks

The identity thieves behind the Zeus malware attacks are now using the “/launch” command feature in Adobe Reader to launch malicious attacks without exploiting a vulnerability in the software.

Yes, that’s the same “feature” that’s been in the news in recent weeks after a security researcher found a way to execute an embedded executable without exploiting any PDF security vulnerabilities.



Apr 19 12:18

ISRAEL CELEBRATES ITS INDEPENDENCE FROM HUMANITY

Tomorrow Israel will celebrate its Day of Independence. Thousands of Israelis will gather in parks and prepare the Hibachis which were carefully put away in storage a year ago. It’s a happy day for those very people that seem to be totally oblivious to the suffering which resulted from the Declaration which created the state.

At the time, in 1948, it was recognised as a progressive move to create that entity. In fact, it was the Soviet Ambassador (Andrei Gromyko) to the United Nations that officially made the motion in the General Assembly to partition what then was Palestine. It was the long awaited day when the sun continued to set on the British Empire. Just nine months earlier India was able to print their currency without the image of King George on it.

Apr 19 11:27

George Soros States China Should Rule World

During an interview with the BBC at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, billionaire ...George Soros weighed in on the power and influence of the U.S.

"I'm not looking for a worldwide recession. I'm looking for a significant shift of power and influence away from the US in particular and a shift in favour of the developing world, particularly China." (source)

Apr 19 11:19

A PALESTINIAN’S VIEWS ON NEGOTIATIONS AND MILITARY ORDERS

Apr 19 11:12

What in the hell is wrong with capitalism?

What in the hell is wrong with capitalism? I am sick to death of people blaming it for all the problems in the world. It’s responsible for greed. Oh really? There was no greed before capitalism? There was no greed in the communist countries? No greed in the Socialist countries? It’s responsible for poverty. That’s like saying food is responsible for hunger.....

Apr 19 10:14

No Interest In Saving

The Federal Reserve periodically and proudly announces that it is determined to keep interest rates very low to help lending and the economic recovery.

As Washington’s most powerful regulator of money and interest rates, the Fed has the last word. The Fed’s budget comes from bank fees the Fed is really there to serve its banking patrons. Cheap money for the banks and steep interest rates for their borrowers means big profits for the banks.

Apr 19 09:00

POLICE AND SETTLERS RESORTING TO DESPERATE MEASURES IN OCCUPIED EAST JERUSALEM

At approximately 11.30pm on the 18th April, a British ISM activist, Robin Brown, was arrested in Sheikh Jarrah having been falsely accused by Israeli settlers of attacking them with tear gas. Those present in the hours leading up to his arrest insist this cannot possibly be true. Brown was released from police custody at 3am on the 19th – recognition from the police that there was absolutely no evidence to support the settlers’ accusations.

Apr 19 08:59

ISRAELI MILITARY ORDERS “IN BREACH OF INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS LAW,” WARNS UN SPECIAL RAPPORTEUR

The UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Palestinian territories occupied since 1967, Richard Falk, warned Monday that two Israeli Defense Forces Military Orders* may be in breach of the fourth Geneva Convention and violate the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.

Mr. Falk noted that “a wide range of violations of international human rights and international humanitarian law could be linked to actions carried out by the Government of Israel under these Orders, with particular gravity in the event that young persons become victims of their application.”

Apr 19 08:56

Waco The F.L.I.R. Project

Apr 19 08:46

Forget Eyjafjallajokull, Mt. Katla Is Now Getting Ready To Rumble

Apr 19 08:37

A Greater Threat Than Terrorism Outsourcing the American Economy By Paul Craig Roberts

An important new book, Outsourcing America, published by the American Management Association. The authors, two brothers, Ron and Anil Hira, are experts on the subject. One is a professor at the Rochester Institute of Technology, and the other is professor at Simon Fraser University.

The authors note that despite the enormity of the stakes for all Americans, a state of denial exists among policymakers and outsourcing's corporate champions about the adverse effects on the US. The Hira brothers succeed in their task of interjecting harsh reality where delusion has ruled.

Apr 19 08:26

WACO - Who Shot First?



Shari Doyle before the goverment's Mt. Carmel Raid >

Shari Doyle after the goverment's Mt. Carmel Raid

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Apr 19 08:23

The Oklahoma City Bombing PROOF there were additional explosive charges.

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Apr 19 08:23

The Oklahoma City Bombing What was the Army doing with a Ryder Truck just before the Murrah blast?

Ryder Truck IN Army Compound

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Apr 19 08:22

The Oklahoma City Bombing Were there additional explosive charges and additional bombers?

There are many problems with the official story of the bombing. Let's start with McVeigh's whereabouts on April 17.
McVeigh had been filmed by a security camera at a nearby McDonald's 24 minutes before the time stamped on the truck rental agreement, wearing clothes that did not match either of the men seen at Elliott's.

There is no plausible explanation of how he traveled the mile and a quarter from McDonald's to the rental agency, carless and alone as he claims, without getting soaked in the rain.

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Apr 19 08:21

Goldman Sachs: the bank that thought it ruled the world

'Long-term greedy” was the phrase that Sidney Weinberg, Goldman Sachs’s legendary managing partner from the 1930s to the 1960s, used to describe the American investment bank’s overarching strategy. Such a pious mission statement from a corporate titan would make a modern audience balk. However the phrase neatly encapsulates the way that Goldman Sachs has operated over the past 80 years, a period in which it has risen from being a little-known, slightly scrubby broker to the world’s most profitable, powerful and controversial financial institution.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The problem is not Goldman Sachs, but Wall Street as a whole.

Apr 19 08:20

The Meaning of Timothy McVeigh

Americans were fed the story of Timothy McVeigh’s trial and execution as a simple, unquestionable narrative: he was guilty, he was evil, and he acted largely alone. Gore Vidal’s 1998 Vanity Fair essay on the erosion of the U.S. Bill of Rights caused McVeigh to begin a three-year correspondence with Vidal, prompting an examination of certain evidence that points to darker truths—a conspiracy willfully ignored by F.B.I. investigators, and a possible cover-up by a government waging a secret war on the liberty of its citizens.

Apr 19 08:19

Teaching Congress Shit from Shinola

You know it must be tough being a member of either chamber in the US Knesset. You know how Muslims are supposed to pray five times a day? That’s nothing compared to what your Knesset “representatives” (and I use that term loosely) have to do. Secret Mantiqiyyan sources have learned that all members of the either the Senate-Knesset and the House-Knesset have to actually kiss the ass of an AIPAC lobbiest morning, noon and evening.

Apr 19 08:15

Support for full-body scanners 'lower than reported'

Survey of 1,062 passengers by Cheapflights UK disagrees with research by security contractor Unisys, which claimed 90% of Brits back the technology.

Imagine my shock.

Apr 19 08:07

Flouridation may not do much for cavities

When it comes to fluoridating drinking water, Ontario and Quebec couldn't be further apart. Ontario has the country's highest rate of adding the tooth-enamel-strengthening chemical into municipal supplies, while Quebec has one of the lowest, with practically no one drinking fluoridated water.

But surprisingly, the two provinces have very little difference in tooth-decay rates, a finding that is likely to intensify the ongoing controversy over the practice of adding fluoride to water as a public health measure.

Apr 19 08:03

Low Vitamin D Level Tied to Cognitive Decline

Two new studies add to evidence that older people with low levels of vitamin D may be more likely to suffer from cognitive impairment.

The hope is that vitamin D supplements may be able to slow mental decline -- an intervention that one research team plans to put to the test this summer.

Vitamin D is best known for helping the body absorb calcium, which restores and strengthens bone, protecting against fracture.

But vitamin D also seems to have anti-inflammatory effects that may help keep blood vessels healthy, ensuring nutrient- and oxygen-rich blood flow to brain cells, says Amie Peterson, MD, of Oregon Health & Science University in Portland.

Apr 19 07:57

Why cleaner air could speed global warming

You’re likely to hear a chorus of dire warnings as we approach Earth Day, but there’s a serious shortage few pundits are talking about: air pollution. That’s right, the world is running short on air pollution, and if we continue to cut back on smoke pouring forth from industrial smokestacks, the increase in global warming could be profound.

Apr 19 07:49

The War On You....Or Dave

The FBI, like the CIA, like the Pentagon, has to justify their massive budgets. They have to be able to prove, year in, year out, that they are spending taxpayers money on important work, vital work, life-saving work. That they are, in fact, Keeping Americans Safe. If they don't, budgets get slashed, people lose their jobs.

So if you Al Qaeda don't measure up anymore as a viable threat to Americans, then who does?

How about You?

Apr 19 07:49

ISRAEL CELEBRATES ITS INDEPENDENCE FROM HUMANITY

Tomorrow Israel will celebrate its Day of Independence. Thousands of Israelis will gather in parks and prepare the Hibachis which were carefully put away in storage a year ago. It’s a happy day for those very people that seem to be totally oblivious to the suffering which resulted from the Declaration which created the state.

Apr 19 07:49

PALESTINIAN CHRISTIANS OUTRAGED BY NEW ISRAELI MILITARY ORDERS

Kairos Palestine expresses its outrage and dismay about a new Israeli military order that will categorize tens of thousands of Palestinians living in the West Bank as “infiltrators” – ostensibly because they lack the proper permits – and give military officers sweeping control over their deportation.

Apr 19 07:48

Iraq says local al Qaeda leader has been killed

Maliki said the team also killed Abu Omar al-Baghdadi, the purported leader of al Qaeda's local affiliate, the Islamic State of Iraq, in an operation backed by U.S. forces.

Apr 19 07:42

Nature.com article suggests that trace amounts of CO2 cause volcanic activity, earthquakes, landslides and tsunamis

Webmaster's Commentary: 

... and a crashing stock market!

Apr 19 07:38

One graph illustrates both the stupendous failure of Al Gore's climate hoax AND the rise of climate realism

"During the next three years, [Gore's] Alliance for Climate Protection plans to spend $300m (about £150m) on television advertising and online organising to make global warming among the most urgent issues for elected American leaders."

Apr 19 07:37

Global Warming/Climate Change… Greatest scam in history!

As a business owner, tax payer, elected official, independent thinker and someone that can read AND use Google, I freely admit that I am VERY skeptical when the government warns me about anything. Government typically causes more problems than they solve, and it’s in their own best interests (power, taxes, job security, etc) to have a crisis du jour to keep people alarmed and afraid. Anyone remember Alar? DDT? Acid Rain, Ozone Hole? Coffee? The list goes on and on because fearful people are so much more malleable… Liberals/marxists/statist/socialists/communists/democrats/progressives crave control over every aspect of your life, and they must find new ways to create fear and dissention amongst the people to further their lust for power.

Apr 19 07:32

Extradited ex-priest admits more child sex offences

A former Catholic priest extradited from Indonesia has admitted to more child sex offences, at a District Court hearing in Adelaide.

Apr 19 07:30

U.S. Stock Futures Fall as Goldman Sachs Faces Probes in Europe

U.S. stock futures fell, indicating benchmark indexes may extend losses following their biggest one- day drop Since February, as European probes of Goldman Sachs Group Inc. fueled concern bank earnings will be hurt by a crackdown on trading practices.

Apr 19 07:30

Goldman Said to Pay $5.3 Billion in Bonuses

Amid accusations that it defrauded investors, Goldman Sachs is set to hand out more than £3.5 billion in pay outs to its staff for the first three months of the year, The Times of London reported.

Apr 19 07:29

Knee-Jerk No Fly Ban Discredits Global Warming Alarmists

With European governments coming under increasing pressure from airline groups to re-open airspace following dozens of successful test flights directly through the volcano ash cloud, it appears as if the infamous UK MET Office, which relies on similar voodoo science in proliferating its fearmongering about global warming, has once again been completely discredited at a cost of widespread chaos on top of hundreds of millions of dollars a day in lost revenue.

Apr 19 07:28

Malware uses copyright threats to blackmail victims

So far 5,500 people have admitted to being caught out in the scam, according to local paper Yomiuri Shimbun, and an unknown number have paid out the $10 (£6.50) 'copyright infringement fee' for the removal of the personal data. It is believed that paying the ransom prompts further demands for money.

Interestingly, the Trojan also downloads three MP3 tracks onto the host computer, which are listed on a separate web site as being worth over $500,000 (£327,000).

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So, if the TSA steals confiscates your iPod because it has an illegal copy of a song, and that song was planted by a criminal scam that the US Government failed to stop, why should you lose your iPod?

Me personally; I have stopped wasting time and money trying to deal with the licensing of content and have simply thrown away all my portable players as being more trouble than the content could possibly be worth. It is quite liberating to live in the real world again and I highly recommend it!

Apr 19 07:22

Anti-Defamation League criticizes Allentown-based band whose music inspired Michigan militia group

In the weeks after nine members of the Michigan-based Christian militia group, Hutaree, were arrested for plotting to harm police officers, Allentown-based band Poker Face has come under fire from the Anti-Defamation League.

Apr 19 07:22

One Million Foreclosures in 2010: That’s Recovery, Mr. President?

President Obama has repeatedly promised the American people oodles of hope and change. So far, he has delivered tons of despair and more of the same.

Apr 19 07:21

Now we know the truth. The financial meltdown wasn't a mistake – it was a con

Hiding behind the complexities of our financial system, banks and other institutions are being accused of fraud and deception, with Goldman Sachs just the latest in the spotlight. This has become the most pressing election issue of all

Webmaster's Commentary: 

ENRON showed the way. Ever since, the path to great fortunes has been to create a bubble, ride it up, bail out at the top, and let the people absorb the losses. It worked for California's electricity it worked for mortgage backed securities, it is working so far for health care, and is about to start up with carbon dioxide and green technology!

Of course, what nobody was considering is what happens when the people can no longer come up with more money to cover those losses.

Apr 19 07:18

Nursing homes received millions from California taxpayers while cutting staff, services

California's nursing homes have reaped $880 million in additional funding from a 2004 state law designed to help them hire more caregivers and boost wages.

But about a quarter of the state's homes flouted the law's purpose. They cut staff or slashed wages, while padding their bottom lines, a California Watch investigation has found.

Apr 19 07:18

Barak: “The Only Way out of Iran Crises is a Bold Israeli Move”

Israel Defense Minister Ehud Barak told Israel Radio on Monday that the only way out of the current “stalemate” with Iran is a bold Israeli move...

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"... like knocking over another tall building in the US and blanking Iran for it! We should keep doing that as long as the Americans are dumb enough to fall for it!"

Apr 19 07:17

Foreclosure Pipeline Is Full to Bursting

The foreclosure pipeline will be full for years to come. That precludes any "recovery" in housing valuations as supply will swamp demand.

Apr 19 07:16

Illinois bank-owned foreclosures double in first quarter

Almost 15,000 Illinois homeowners lost their homes to foreclosure in the year's first three months, twice as many as the number that went back to lenders during 2009's first three months, new figures show.

Apr 19 07:15

Anti-Defamation League criticizes Allentown-based band whose music inspired Michigan militia group

In the weeks after nine members of the Michigan-based Christian militia group, Hutaree, were arrested for plotting to harm police officers, Allentown-based band Poker Face has come under fire from the Anti-Defamation League.

Apr 19 07:14

Why I Think Goldman Is Guilty

Against this backdrop, why do I think Goldman Sachs will ultimately be found guilty of the fraud charges brought against it on Friday? Based on discussions I have had with Wall Street colleagues, Goldman Sachs utilized a law firm in this specific Abacus transaction which did not mandate full and proper disclosure. As such, I believe the law firm itself will also face potential charges for aiding and abetting a fraud.

Apr 19 07:13

Child porn priest accused of breaching court order

A former Roman Catholic priest from Wiltshire convicted of child porn offences has appeared in court accused of breaching a court order.

Father Barnaby Dowling was caught after detectives linked him to a child pornography ring.

Apr 19 07:06

Israeli Leftist Groups May be Violating US Law

Two of Israel's largest extreme-left organizations, B'Tselem and Peace Now, have been accused of potentially violating United States law by acting illegally as foreign agents. The U.S. Department of Justice has been informed of the accusations, and is looking into the matter.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

You just have to love how the Israeli press characterizes any pro-peace, pro Palestinian human rights group as "leftist"!!

And attempts to smear these groups legally is simply going to be seen for what it is: shooting the messenger, when it comes to their reporting of Israeli apartheid against the Palestinian people.

Apr 19 07:02

Saeculum Obscurum, Christian Pornocracy & The Rule of the Whores -

Although commonly obfuscated by Christian historians, the Medieval era provides numerous records of the vices of popes and the clergy. Bishop Liutprand of Cremona, for example, wrote in his Antapodosis that they: “hunted on horses with gold trappings, had rich banquets with dancing girls when the hunt was over, and retired with these shameless whores to beds with silk sheets and gold-embroidered covers. All the Roman bishops were married, and their wives made silk dresses out of the sacred vestments.”

Apr 19 06:59

Don't tread on the Tea Party

These Tea Party-backed primary challenges threaten control over the state Apportionment Board that will draw the geographic boundaries for the next ten years for both congressional and Statehouse races. Not only is Husted in a contested primary for Secretary of State, but that seat is one of the five positions on the Ohio Apportionment Board. Also, the teabaggers are challenging another Ohio Apportionment Board position by backing Representative Seth Morgan in his race against Delaware County Prosecuting Attorney David Yost for State Auditor.

Apr 19 06:58

Waco - A New Revelation (1999)

Apr 19 06:57

WACO: The Rules of Engagemen

Apr 19 06:49

School IT allegedly took "thousands" of pics in webcam case

Remember the lawsuit filed by the family of 15-year-old Blake Robbins against the school district that spied on him at home via webcam? The latest news comes from a motion filed by the Robbins family claiming that the school took more than 400 photos of Blake in his room—some while sleeping and others while he was "partially undressed."

Now, thanks to the court order asking the district to preserve evidence on all school-issued computers, the family has discovered more than 400 photos of Blake alone, not to mention the "thousands" more taken of other students in their homes. In addition to these photos of students doing private things in their rooms, the school district also allegedly took screenshots of IM conversations they were having with friends.

Apr 19 06:46

Grounding of planes across Europe 'could lead to rise in temperatures'

Temperatures in Europe could rise as a result of planes being grounded across the continent, according to research.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The AGW cult just jumped the shark.

Apr 19 06:42

Going After Goldman: A Crackdown on Financial Crime or a Kabuki Play Maneuvre to Avoid Bringing Criminal Charges

The Volatility website, explains, “The case centers on Goldman’s 2007 ABACUS CDO, which it manufactured at the behest of hedge fund predator John Paulson. The scam was for Paulson to cobble together a toxic mess of MBS he expected would blow up, find suckers to buy this CDO, and then short it. Goldman’s role was to launder the CDO

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This may well have been orchestrated now to make it appear that the Obama administration is "being tough on financial institutions", without ever really doing anything concrete to prevent this mess from happening again.

Apr 19 06:37

Junkyard Circling the Earth Is Growing, Scientists Say

Imagine half a million marbles circling Earth -- a sort of celestial obstacle course for the International Space Station, shuttles and satellites.

That's the increasingly problematic issue of orbital debris. The objects can be as big as a defunct satellite, but -- traveling at speeds of 17,500 miles an hour or more -- even a paint flake can put a chink in a space shuttle window, as happened on one mission.

Apr 19 06:35

Industrial Wind and the Wall Street Cap and Trade Fraud

"The latest rage out of the boiler room sharks that hawk new equity issues touts alternative energy. The hype that is coming out of Wall Street resembles the internet band wagon before the bust . . . Goldman Sachs rushes to finance the offers with their expertise – using other peoples’ money . . . Understand from the outset, that producing useful energy is not the prime objective of wind projects."

Apr 19 06:34

Marriage Penalties Increase Dramatically Under ObamaCare

For a bill that is supposed to make Americans healthier, the disincentives for marriage and work under the new healthcare law are truly startling. Beginning in 2013, when many of the bill's provisions take effect, Americans will find it more advantageous to stay single than to marry, even more so than under the current tax code. And women will face greater incentives to leave the workforce.

Apr 19 06:32

Crocodile Tears on Wall Street

But the week’s award for sheer gall goes to a Chicago area hedge fund called Magnetar, named after a kind of neutron star that spews deadly radiation across the galaxies. Thanks to the teamwork of the investigative reporting website ProPublica, as well as public radio’s Planet Money project and "This American Life," we learned that Magnetar worked with Citigroup, JPMorgan Chase, Merrill Lynch and other investment banks to create toxic CDO’s -- collateralized debt obligations -- securities backed by subprime mortgages that management knew were bad. Then Magnetar took that knowledge and bet against the very same investments they had recommended to buyers, selling short and making a fortune.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The finger pointing is already started. As Goldman goes down, they, like the Pope, will scream, "But, but, but, everyone else was doing it!" This article is an attempt to foist the disaster onto the financial boys to save the government, but in truth government is and was complicit in the disaster by simply refusing to do its job in a timely manner.\

But if Wall Street and DC are fighting with each other, the final collapse is not very far off.

Apr 19 06:29

Let us fly! Air chief brands volcanic ash storm a 'European embarrassment' amid calls for no-fly zone to be partially lifted

Pressure is mounting on the Government to end the blanket flight ban which has left more than 150,000 Britons stranded abroad.

Airlines have slammed ministers for their approach to the crisis, claiming they have overreacted to the threat posed by the cloud of volcanic ash without assessing the actual risks involved.

"Damage to F-16 fighter engines is irrelevant."

Apr 19 06:29

Politicians Asked "What country in the Middle East ACTUALLY has Nukes?" Watch the Weasels Squirm

Apr 19 06:28

We Refuse!

There are a few core beliefs that guide me in everything I do as the founder of the Tenth Amendment Center

* Rights are not “granted” to us by the government – they are ours by our very nature, by our birthright.
* ALL just political authority is derived from the people – and government exists solely with our consent!
* We the people of the several states created the federal government – not the other way around!
* The Tenth Amendment defines the total scope of federal power as being that which has been delegated by the people to the federal government in the Constitution – and nothing more.
* The People of each State have the sole and exclusive right and power to govern themselves in all areas not delegated to their government.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

There is no freedom without the freedom to say no!

Apr 19 06:27

Top Goldman Leaders Said to Have Overseen Mortgage Unit

Mr. Tourre was the only person named in the S.E.C. suit. But according to interviews with eight former Goldman employees, senior bank executives played a pivotal role in overseeing the mortgage unit just as the housing market began to go south. These people spoke on the condition that they not be named so as not to jeopardize business relationships or to anger executives at Goldman, viewed as the most powerful bank on Wall Street.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

What began as a bit of political theater in an election year to give the Democrats an edge going into November may well blow up in all their faces as international lawsuits pile up against Goldman and reveal that fraud has become the business model for Wall Street as a whole.

Far from being seen as the savior to rush in and rescue America, DC is rightly seen as complicit going all the way back to the repeal of Glass-Steagal which set the stage for the financial ruin of millions of Americans.

The SEC, the same SEC that sat still for 12 years while Bernie Madoff-with-the-loot savaged his investors for $65 billion now wishes to be seen as a bunch of heroic firefighters, daring the smoke and flames as it busts into the disaster with axes and pours water all over the burning furniture. But SEC forgets that We The People paid them not to wait until the fire could no longer be ignored, but to have prevented the fire in the first place. Thus, the current lawsuit against Goldman Sachs is seen as not a stunning success just ahead of the elections, but a reminder of what the SEC failed to do ten years ago when the damage was still negligible.

In their rush to save us all from carbon dioxide the Federal Government has failed to save us from the human sharks that swim among us and imagine that the gods they hallucinate about set us all upon the Earth to be their helpless prey. Like the police, the Feds show up after the crime has been committed ans the damage done, stand around in their pretty printed jackets, and try to look as good as they can for the cameras.

But the fact is that Goldman Sachs, and Bernie Madoff, and Stanford, Ken Lay, etc. etc. etc. got away with what they got away with because the US Federal Government utterly failed in its primary duty to protect the public, then looted the public to make up the losses when the various schemes started to fall apart. The profits made by Goldman Sachs represent the proceeds from criminal activity, and it therefore follows that when Congress voted through TARP and the other bailouts despite overwhelming public opposition, that Congress aided and abetted those crimes.

Remember how they laughed when they looted America to save their own portfolios?

Remember how I kept saying that the incredible earnings of Wall Street just did not make sense in a nation that had lost substantial portions of its productivity? As Germany, Lehman, etc. all pile on with lawsuits against Goldman, the real nature of Wall Street will be exposed not only to Americans but to the world. The whole mess will come crashing down and far from being seen as the hero trying to save the situation, the Federal Government will be seen as the Captain of a Titanic they stood by and allowed to be steered into the rocks.

Apr 19 06:23

Gates Memo Sought ‘Military Options’ Against Iran

The real issue raised by the Gates memo is that the presumptive future status of Iran as “virtual” nuclear power, without actually violating the nuclear NPT in any way or doing anything but continuing their civilian nuclear program, would be sufficient justification for a military attack. This would seem to lower the bar considerably, and would moot the issue of the inability of the Bush and now Obama Administrations to provide any specific evidence of Iranian wrongdoing.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

If the US and/or Israel go ahead with this attack against a member of the NNPT which is doing nothing to violate their right to use atomic energy for peaceful purposes, here will be the consequences:

1. A regional confrontation may well go global, with Russia and China joining the fray to defend Iran.

2. If we somehow dodge the bullet of a global confrontation, it will make all other members of the NNPT realize that membership is no guarantee against being attacked by the US, and will withdraw their membership immediately, realizing that it is of no use or protection at all.

3. There will be a mad, global scramble for acquisitions of nuclear weapons as deterrents, because an attack against Iran will have absolutely have impressed upon these nations as to what happens to countries which do not have nuclear weapons, and are attempting to develop their nuclear capabilities by the book.

Apr 19 06:17

UK relies on 'virtual' water from drought-prone countries, says report

Britain and other rich countries depend heavily on importing hidden "virtual" water from places that regularly experience droughts and shortages, according a report published today by the Royal Society of Engineers.

Although the UK is notoriously wet, it is estimated that two-thirds of all the water that its population of 60 million people needs comes embedded in imported food, clothes and industrial goods. The result is that when people buy flowers from Kenya, beef from Botswana, or fruit and vegetables from parts of Asia and Latin America, they may be exacerbating droughts and undermining countries' efforts to grow food for themselves, say the authors.

Apr 19 06:12

Iran wants nuke fuel talks with Security Council

Iran's foreign minister says Tehran wants to discuss a nuclear fuel deal with U.N. Security Council members.

State radio on Monday quoted Mottaki as saying Iranian delegations will "visit China, Russia, Lebanon and Uganda within the next 10 days to pursue talks."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It is eminently possible that the Iranian leadership, particularly in its meetings with China and Russia, may pull an agreement out of the "diplomatic hat" which will leave the US and Israel sputtering furiously, but impotent to do anything about it.

Apr 19 06:08

Why is America so crazy? You're only as sane as the information you receive

Scott Ritter: the problem and the solution.

Apr 19 06:06

Major Swedish airports reopen

Apr 19 06:05

The Roots of the US Propaganda System-Noam Chomsky

Noam Chomsky On Corporate Propaganda

Apr 19 06:05

Benjamin Netanyahu Urges 'Crippling Sanctions' Against Iran

Netanyahu said the possibility Iran could develop a nuclear weapons program represents "the biggest issue facing our times." He called for denying refined petroleum imports to Iran and said that if the member nations of the U.N. Security Council cannot agree on such a tough move, there is a "coalition of the willing" among other countries that also are worried about Iran.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Netanyahu knows, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that the US and Israel cannot get sanctions from the UN; Russia and China will block this.

So the only thing left is multilateral sanctions, which will inevitably lead to war.

Of course, should Russia and China, both nuclear armed countries, decide to join the fray on the side of Iran, those "unintended consequences" Mike Mullen discussed might well come to ugly fruition.

Of course, Israeli leadership doesn't care if the US were to become totally devastated as a consequence of initating an attack against Iran; should that happen, it has contingency plans to find another series of hosts upon which to feed.

That's simply Israel's MO.

Apr 19 06:04

NATO F-16 Fighter jet engines damaged by volcanic dust

As the volcanic ash cloud from the volcano in Iceland continues to cause chaos in the airways above Europe, attention has now turned to military aircraft and how they may be affected. Test flights have been taking place with civil aircraft during the last 2 days (see our earlier story) and results from those flights are currently being analysed although they appeared to be successful.

However in news from Brussels a U.S. official has said today that an unspecified number of F-16 Fighting Falcons have made flights in European airspace and those jets have suffered damage to their engines. They have found that glass from the volcanic ash cloud has built up in the engines.

Apr 19 06:04

Robert F. Kennedy Jr.- How the news media fails us

"There is no liberal media in this country."

Apr 19 06:03

Why "Blackwater" is behind suicide bombings in Pakistan

Apr 19 06:02

British Airways seeks compensation for ash chaos

British Airways has said it has asked the European Union and the UK government for financial compensation for the closure of airspace.

Apr 19 06:01

Obama DoJ indicts NSA whistleblower...are you mad yet?

So the Obama Administration successfully indicted an important recent whistleblower, a man who revealed a lot about the secret (and very, very possibly unconstitutional, not to mention immoral) wiretapping programs at the NSA. This takes it one step further than the Bush Administration ever took the cat and mouse game they played with whistleblowers, since this is the first one who has actually been prosecuted.

Apr 19 06:01

World-wide Attack on the Vatican? Think of it as an Opportunity!

One of the insidious doctrines of Roman Catholicism is that only God can judge the Church and its clergy. We profoundly reject this as tautological nonsense. The Church is a temporal edifice and subject to the laws of mankind.

Apr 19 05:59

California Tax Day Tea Party

California Tax Day Tea Party from Lipstick Underground on Vimeo.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

No civilization has ever taxed itself into prosperity. –Anon

Born free, taxed to death. –Anon

Farmers—the endangered species. –Anon

Congress-created Dust Bowl. –Anon

Green is the new Red. –Anon

Let me spend my own money. –Anon

Honest men know that you cannot consume
more than you produce. –Anon

You are not entitled to what I have earned. –Anon

TAXATION: Spread the poverty. –Anon

Any government big enough to give you what you have
is big enough to take it all away. –Anon

Liberty – not debt! –Anon

Health-Care for my body should be my choice. –Anon

I believe in small government … which makes me
a right-wing extremist. –Anon

Next time, read the bill before you sign it! –Anon

I am not your ATM! –Anon

How can I dream big, when Socialism is on the rise? –Anon

Higher taxes means fewer Jobs. –Anon

We are being kneecapped and betrayed by Obama’s
Marxist climate-change bullshit! No more consent
of the governed. –Anon

They died for your Freedom, not your Health-Care. –Anon

Farm water = Jobs. –Anon

Got freedom? --Anon

Government by the people is now government
versus the People. –Anon

Apr 19 05:57

Benny promotes arch perv protector Cardinal Cormac O'Conner

Apr 19 05:52

Survey finds most don't trust government

Can you trust Washington?

Nearly 80 percent of Americans say they can't and they have little faith that the massive federal bureaucracy can solve the nation's ills, according to a survey from the Pew Research Center that shows public confidence in the federal government at one of the lowest points in 50 years.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

People are beginning to wake up to the degree to which the Constitution and Bill of Rights - and their financial futures, along with them - have been literally eviscerated by successive administrations in the last 20 years, and they are furious at what has happened.

The only questions now, as we are dealing with an administration hell-bent on taxing average Americans into poverty, are just what form that fury is going to take, and how it will be expressed.

Apr 19 05:48

Now we know the truth. The financial meltdown wasn't a mistake – it was a con

The global financial crisis, it is now clear, was caused not just by the bankers' colossal mismanagement. No, it was due also to the new financial complexity offering up the opportunity for widespread, systemic fraud. Friday's announcement that the world's most famous investment bank, Goldman Sachs, is to face civil charges for fraud brought by the American regulator is but the latest of a series of investigations that have been launched, arrests made and charges made against financial institutions around the world.

Apr 19 05:46

Joint Chiefs Chair: No, No, No. Don’t Attack Iran

Sure, U.S. strikes might set back Tehran’s atomic weapons program — for a while. But the “unintended consequences” of a hit on Iran’s nuclear facilities could easily outweigh the benefits of that delay, Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Admiral Mike Mullen told a forum at Columbia University.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Those "unintended consequences" could well be a world war, with nuclear-armed Russia and China entering the fray on the side of Iran.

Apr 19 03:31

“Who Would Not Want the Transparency [for Derivatives]? The Only Parties that Benefit from a Lack of Transparency are Wall Street Dealers.”

There is a huge fight going on right now over whether or not derivatives will be made more transparent.

While this is being portrayed as a partisan battle, it is really a battle between the big banks and everyone else. Indeed, the guy in charge of regulating derivatives - Gary Gensler - says that the only opponents to transparency are the big Wall Street derivatives dealers.

Apr 19 03:19

The Greyhound Station Gulag

New Orleans resident Abdulrahman Zeitoun was with three friends in the living room when the looters came. Like most of the armed criminal gangs afflicting the city in Katrina's wake, the marauders who confronted Mr. Zeitoun wore government-issued costumes.

Apr 19 01:23

GOLDMAN SACHS VAMPIRE SQUID GETS HANDCUFFED

In a startling turn of events, the SEC announced a civil fraud lawsuit against Goldman Sachs. I use the word startling because a) the SEC has done virtually nothing in the way of enforcement for years, managing to sleep through every bubble and bust in recent memory, and b) Government Sachs has been presumed to be above the law since it took over Washington during the Clinton years. Of course, there is nothing startling about bad behavior at Goldman—that is its business model. The only thing that separates Goldman on that score from all other Wall Street financial institutions is its audacity to claim that it channels God as it screws its customers. But when the government is your handmaiden, why not be audacious?

Apr 19 01:19

This Is Not The Way To Do Healthcare Reform: Democrats Propose Windfall For Insurance Industry

There is nothing in the deal that will significantly reduce health care costs. At best, it will simply shift more costs to employers and employees—higher premiums, higher deductibles, higher co-pays, and more exclusions forcing higher out-of-pocket expenses and personal bankruptcies. As we show in our paper, the US's high health care costs (at 17% of GDP, double or triple the per capita costs in other similarly wealthy nations) are due to three factors. As many commentators have argued (especially those who advocate single-payer) part of the difference is due to the costs of operating a complex payment system that relies on private insurers—resulting in paperwork and overhead costs, plus high profits and executive compensation for insurance executives.

Apr 19 00:57

What Do Our Nation’s Biggest Banks Owe Us Now?

Fourth, when finance seems to be working well in the modern era it is working badly. Finance is a "middleman." Its sole function is to allocate capital to the most useful and productive purposes in the real economy. As with any middleman, the goal is to have the middleman be as small and take as little profit as possible. Finance has not functioned that way. It has gone from roughly 5% of total profits to roughly 40% of total profits. That means that finance has, increasingly, become wildly inefficient. It is a morbidly obese parasite (in economics terms) that drains capital from the productive sectors of the economy.

April 18, 2010

Apr 18 20:33

The Godfather USA

"Furthermore, a great deal of crucial information about US political history, particularly regarding events of the past half-century, is not taught in US schools and is never allowed to appear in the Mainstream Media outlets."

(from 2006)

Apr 18 18:48

Video: Bridge on the River KWAI: Mistreatment of American POWs is now JUSTIFIABLE

This is a classic movie -embraced with obvious cues for Americans - where the "bad guys" so obviously violated all standards of human decency - like the Geneva Conventions.

Apr 18 16:38

GE tax bill: $0

http://money.cnn.com/2010/04/16/news/companies/ge_7000_tax_returns/ind...

That left GE (GE, Fortune 500) with no U.S. profit left for Uncle Sam to tax. Corporations typically face a 35% federal income tax on their earnings. Thanks to its deductions and adjustments, GE reported an actual U.S. federal income tax rate of negative 10.5%. It got to add a "tax benefit" of $1.1 billion back into its reported earnings.

Apr 18 16:14

CNN Rick Sanchez: 'Too Cold' in Iceland 'To Have a Volcano There

On Thursday's Rick's List, CNN's Rick Sanchez again demonstrated his lack of knowledge of basic science, again related to geology.

Apr 18 15:42

Kornet In Lebanon 2006

Video of the Kornet anti-tank missile in use in Lebanon 2006.

Apr 18 15:09

We The People Stimulus Package

Apr 18 12:20

California Underemployment Rate at 24 Percent – 100,000 Workers Will Lose their Unemployment Insurance. No Housing Recovery can be had without Employment Recovering.

Apr 18 12:20

Guess what! That usual Catastrophic Prediction originated in the MET-Office

There was only one source that managed to stop the entire air-traffic in Europe! It was a mere computer simulation that came from the same jerks who are trying to convience the public of the CO2-scam since years.

The British MET-office took some data from the first hours(!)of the outbrak -- proceeded with their usual "gigo" (garbage in -- garbage out) -- and made one of their usual "predictions" -- that rarely turns out to be reality.

Apr 18 12:13

Obama to Launch Public Campaign for Wall Street Crackdown

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Okay, Obama, let's see you walk your talk here and prove this is not just political theater for the November elections. If the entire sub-prime mortgage melt-down was the result of a fraud, then the TARP and other bailouts represent proceeds from illegal act. RICO applies here. All assets of the banks up to and including the Federal Reserve are subject to seizure in order to reimburse the victims of the crime, which includes every American who has lost a home in the last four years and every American who has footed the bill for the bailouts.

So, we have two choices. Either refund those trillions of dollars directly to the people, or stand exposed as just another bovine excrement artist in an election year!

Apr 18 11:57

Ahmadinejad: Iran too 'mighty' to attack

Iran is so powerful today that no country would dare attack it, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Sunday during an annual army parade.

CNN is just silly in their attempt to turn their diminishing viewers against Iran.

Apr 18 11:40

Foreclosures up 33% in new jersey, OUTPACING national rate

Apr 18 11:22

'Dehumanizing, part of US training'

A former US Army specialist, who was part of the same unit that killed Iraqi civilians from a helicopter in 2007, says dehumanizing is part of basic US army training. In an interview with Press TV, Josh Steiber explained the three years he spent in the US Army before he asked to be released as a conscientious objector.

Steiber said "the dehumanizing of people from other countries" was the main reason that he quit the Army. "As far back as basic training, we were singing songs as we were marching around, joking about killing women and children," he told the Press TV correspondent in Washington.

Apr 18 11:19

This Day in History: April 18 -

1983: A suicide bomber destroys the United States’ embassy in Beirut, Lebanon, killing 63 people.

Apr 18 11:13

The Oklahoma City Bombing The CNN Reports of additional bombs.

Apr 18 11:12

The Oklahoma City Bombing PROOF there were additional explosive charges.

Apr 18 11:11

The Oklahoma City Bombing What was the Army doing with a Ryder Truck just before the Murrah blast?

Apr 18 11:07

The Oklahoma City Bombing

There are many problems with the official story of the bombing. Let's start with McVeigh's whereabouts on April 17.
McVeigh had been filmed by a security camera at a nearby McDonald's 24 minutes before the time stamped on the truck rental agreement, wearing clothes that did not match either of the men seen at Elliott's.

There is no plausible explanation of how he traveled the mile and a quarter from McDonald's to the rental agency, carless and alone as he claims, without getting soaked in the rain.

Apr 18 11:04

NPR and CNN worry that Global Warming may have caused Iceland's Volcano!!!

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The corporate media clearly doe snot comprehend how silly they look out here in the real world.

Apr 18 11:00

Aussie Skeptic Attacks Climate Data Fraud

Among others, Roberts exposes two fatal flaws in the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) greenhouse gas theory. Firstly, the IPCC incorrectly relies on the analogy that the Earth’s atmosphere acts like a giant greenhouse, which it doesn’t.

Secondly, Roberts then points out that by their own admission, the IPCC admits to ‘low’ or ‘very low’ understanding of 80% of all factors impacting climate.
Glass Greenhouse is Not Analogous to Earth's Atmosphere

Apr 18 11:00

How the IPCC Report Has Been Advertised

The data shown between 4/13 and 4/15 were based on data downloaded on 4/12 and included some station reports from Finland in which the minus sign may have been dropped.

Apr 18 10:58

New poll from Harry Reid's home state: Just over a third are global warming believers

Nevadans are cool to the idea the planet is getting warmer and to a proposed government fix, according to a new poll.

Apr 18 10:57

Weather records are a state secret

Everyone has enjoyed the discomfiture of the Met Office, caught out over its April forecast that we were in for a "barbecue summer" – not least because this is the third year running that our weathermen have got their predictions for both summer and winter hopelessly wrong. In 2007 and 2008 they forecast that summers would be warmer and drier, and winters milder than average – just before temperatures plunged and the heavens opened, deluging us with abnormal rain or snow according to season.

Apr 18 10:55

Warmer Arctic Temperature brings more Arctic Ice

I swear that some of the lunacies that the global warming hysteriacs want us to believe are entirely illogical.

Apr 18 10:52

A VOICE FROM THE ISRAELI LEFT RESPONDS TO ELIE WEISEL

Apr 18 10:29

Report: Israel threatens to send Syria back to Stone Age

The reason behind increasing tensions in the Israel-Syria arena broke last week in a report in Kuwaiti newspaper, al-Rai, that the Syrian military trained members of Hezbollah in how to fire advanced Scud ballistic missiles.

Washington has voiced contradictory viewpoints on the Scud issue. The State Department reported that they are "very concerned" by reports of the transfer of advanced weaponry to Hezbollah. However, over the weekend, senior administration officials expressed doubt as to whether the Scuds really made their way across the Syria-Lebanon border.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

If it is true that "Syrian military trained members of Hezbollah in how to fire advanced Scud ballistic missiles", it does not mean that the missile themselves have been delivered to the Hezbollah in Lebanon.

But it appears that Syria is sending the Israeli government a very clear message to Israeli; if you attempt to attack Lebanon again, you will most likely get more than you bargained for in terms of Lebanese being able to defend themselves.

Apr 18 10:12

Call to World Jewry in Face of Nuclear Threat

Schiff wrote that he consulted with top political scientist lecturers and asked if it would be acceptable to say that the current U.S. president, deep down in his heart, is interested in having the Palestinian problem and Middle East tension solved via the disappearance of the State of Israel. “They answered that it would not be politically correct to say that," Schiff wrote, "and that it would be better to simply state that he would not be too upset if Israel would be mortally hurt by Iranian atomic weapons.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

For the gazillionth time, Iran has no nuclear weapons.

1. Iran is a signatory to the NNPT (which Israel, a nuclear armed country is not).

2. As a signatory to the NNPT, Iran is completely within its rights to use nuclear energy for peaceful purposes, which it is doing, with Russian help, in the creation of a nuclear power station, which Russia has indicated will be completely operational by this August.

3. Any and all inspections of Iran's nuclear program by the IAEA have consistently demonstrated that no nuclear material has gone missing, nor has uranium ever been enriched beyond the level necessary for a power plant.

4. Iran has not started a war in the last two hundred years. Whatever one thinks of the current Iranian leadership, they are not stupid. They recognize that any attack against Israel would be suicidal, and therefore wouldn't even contemplate doing something so militarily idiotic.

5. There are no nuclear weapons in Iran, and zero "nuclear threat" from Iran. Anyone happen to remember how the US and Israel accused Iraq of having nuclear bombs before the invasion and occupation of Iraq? This is simply more of the same, invoking the Holocaust as the reason that the US must now have its kids fighting, getting maimed for life, and dying to neutralize yet another one of Israel's "existential threats" in the region - which pretty much includes all of its neighbors.

Apr 18 09:46

'Hizbullah a division of Syrian army'

Israel has warned Syrian President Bashar Assad that any missile attack against Israel by Hizbullah would result in retaliation against Syria, the Sunday Times reported on Sunday.

According to the UK paper, Israel’s missive – sent earlier in April – defined Hizbullah as a “division of the Syrian army,” a military branch of Damascus in Lebanon.

The warning was reportedly delivered to Damascus by a third party.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Israel is looking for any justification to go back into Lebanon; and this time, they will go all the way to the Litani River, because they are desperate for the water it would provide Israel.

Look for some kind of Israeli false flag operation in Lebanon in the not too distant future, to get this kicked off.

Apr 18 09:46

Media Lies by Omission: Biased survey over-inflates public support for airport scanners

There is one glaring omission from these and the many media reports that published 'news' articles based on the Unisys press release. That is who Unisys is, their connections with government, military, Homeland security, the Transportation Services Authority (TSA) and how they profit from airport security technologies. The failure of the mainstream media to report the true source and motives behind this survey is a clear example of how they lie by omitting the most important facts

Apr 18 09:40

Priest says he was bullied into taking fall for Pope in abuse scandal

The church official who initially said it was his fault that a paedophile priest was given succour in Pope Benedict XVI’s former diocese has broken ranks, alleging he was bullied into taking responsibility to protect the pontiff.

Apr 18 09:35

Liberation's Lies

The litany of war crimes in the name of "liberation", "ridding the country of tyrants", spreading "democracy", has become the language of blackest satire. Even death has been "rebranded". The shredded, dismembered, decapitated, incinerated, old and young, are not "lost", "mourned", "passed on", "in a better place", ''with their God". They are a : "a mistake (s)", "collateral damage", a "regrettable incident."

It has to be wondered what the Afghans thought, after nine years of seeing their country men, women and children, casually splattered towards infinity, by these invading adherents to the sanctity of life and death.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The people of Iraq, Pakistan, and Afghanistan do not hate us "because we are free"; they hate us because we are killing their moms, dads, families, brothers, sisters, and friends, and all in the name of wars ultimately) for profit.

Apr 18 09:30

Howling Wind: The Unrepented Genocide

not a single person has ever faced trial, or censure, or even the slightest personal inconvenience for the murder of more than 2 million Iraqis over the past two decades. The bipartisan perpetrators of these crimes – the leading lights of the Clinton and Bush Administrations – live ensconced in comfort and privilege.
And of course, Barack Obama himself has hailed the perpetuation of the Iraqi war crime as an "extraordinary" accomplishment, even as he continues to protect, entrench and expand the blood-drenched policies of his predecessors.

Apr 18 09:26

9 Ingredients to avoid in processed foods

It is always preferable to choose products that have only a handful of ingredients, all of which should be recognizable. One test to know whether an ingredient is healthy is to ask yourself whether your grandmother would recognize it. If not, there is a good chance the ingredient is less natural food and more man-made chemical. Another good test is whether or not you can easily pronounce the ingredient. If you feel like you need a science degree to pronounce it properly, chances are the ingredient is worth avoiding.

Apr 18 09:23

THE GRAFFITI INTIFADA

The Al-Kurds continued to reclaim what remains of their Sheikh Jarrah home today with an art project. Three graffiti artists from Palestine, Israel and the UK joined Sheikh Jarrah residents and activists for a day of garden beautification. The artists met with residents in the morning while activists prepped the walls for painting. “Sheikh Jarrah” was sprayed in both Arabic and English with an Al-Aqsa style mosque between the two. The Gawi children, evicted from their homes in August 2009, assisted with the creation. Neighborhood kids also made stencils to decorate the doors, walls and pathways of the yard.

Apr 18 09:23

PULLING OUT THE ANTI-SEMITISM CARD …… AGAIN

The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) outlined the major threats facing Jews around the globe and described how the singling out of Israel in public discourse was “providing cover for the re-emergence of age-old anti-Semitic themes and conspiracy theories” and their violent expression through hate crimes, harassment and vandalism.

BUT….. genocide and ethnic cleansing against Palestinians by those very Israelis is NOT a violent expression through hate crimes, harassment and vandalism….. ‘The World According To zionism’

Apr 18 09:22

ELIE WIESEL: ANOTHER IRREDEEMABLE ZIONIST LIAR

Last week, I wrote about Ed Koch, the former New York Mayor, a notorious Zionist supremacist who thinks that Israel should be able to carry out genocide in Palestine without receiving criticism from the rest of humanity.

Today, we are affronted with another Zionist supremacist who is no less repulsive. He is Eli Wiesl, who in many ways epitomizes the depravity and brutal ugliness of the Zionist mindset.

Apr 18 09:22

THE INVISIBLE PALESTINIANS

Israeli forces carried out several major home demolition operations on Wednesday, 14 April, within three separate areas in the occupied West Bank. The demolitions left dozens of people homeless in Hares (near the northern town of Tulkarem); and the towns of Beit Sahour and al-Khader near Bethlehem. Several Palestinian-owned shops in Hares were also reduced to rubble and rebar as Israeli officers threatened residents with future demolitions in the area.

Apr 18 09:15

Kucinich: White House Assassination Policy Is Extrajudicial

"The assassination policies vitiate the presumption of innocence and the government then becomes the investigator, policeman, prosecutor, judge, jury, executioner all in one. That raises the greatest questions with respect to our constitution and our democratic way of life."

Kucinich says the case of al-Awlaki is an attempt to make "a short-cut around the Constitution," saying, "Short-cuts often belie the deep and underlying questions around which nations rise and fall. We are really putting our nation in jeopardy by pursuing this kind of policy."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Courtesy of the current and past administrations, the US Constitution and Bill of Rights have been totally eviscerated.

Protection under the law, except to large corporations, has ceased to exist.

Apr 18 09:10

What the whistleblower prosecution says about the Obama DOJ

During the Bush years, in the wake of the NSA scandal, I used to write post after post about how warped and dangerous it was that the Bush DOJ was protecting the people who criminally spied on Americans (Bush, Cheney Michael Hayden) while simultaneously threatening to prosecute the whistle-blowers who exposed misconduct. But the Bush DOJ never actually followed through on those menacing threats; no NSA whistle-blowers were indicted during Bush's term (though several were threatened). It took the election of Barack Obama for that to happen, as his handpicked Assistant Attorney General publicly boasted yesterday of the indictment against Drake.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Welcome to George Bush's third term, folks; with Obama, "hope and change" morphed into "shock and awe" almost more rapidly than the speed of light on almost every single issue imaginable.

Apr 18 09:08

Neo-Nazi Rally and Counter-Protest End With Arrests, Some Violence

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is clearly one of those staged COINTELPRO style protests to give the media an easy handle to demonize dissent.

Apr 18 09:07

Senate votes against a value-added tax

From the Washington Times:

Senators voted overwhelming Thursday to say they don't want to create a new value-added tax, or VAT, in a vote designed to take the wind out of an idea that had been circulating among policymakers for the last several weeks.

Apr 18 09:06

Brazil secures Chinese pledge for heavy investment

Brazil secured Chinese pledges to investment heavily in and buy more from Brazil as the summit of BRIC countries -- Brazil, Russia, India and China -- opened a day early to allow for President Hu Jintao to return to China to oversee earthquake relief.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Notice that, rather than waging wars to secure the energy it needs, China has been making deals toward that end, both here, and in Venezuela.

Apr 18 09:03

Errant priests’ secret children to sue church

When Pat Bond told her lover Henry Willenborg, a Franciscan priest, that she was pregnant, he urged her to have an abortion.

Bond, who was 28, had a miscarriage and then became pregnant again. This time Willenborg’s superiors urged her to give up the child for adoption.

Bond, from Missouri, kept the child but agreed to a vow of silence. In a signed contract with the Catholic Church, she undertook to keep the priest’s identity secret in exchange for financial support for her son, Nathan.

In America, Britain, Ireland, Germany, France, Italy and Austria,women made pregnant by priests have signed such pledges in exchange for hush money from the church.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I thought the church opposed abortion! I assume it is to ensure a steady supply of fresh young butts to play with!

Apr 18 09:02

Mubarak more ill than admitted?

French President Nicolas Sarkozy canceled a trip to Egypt because of President Hosni Mubarak's illness.

The move suggests Mubarak, 81, may be more seriously ill than admitted.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Mubarak's demise will leave a real void in Egyptian politics, and in its relationships with its neighbors (particularly Israel).

One has wonder in what direction, politically, Egypt will move when that happens.

Apr 18 09:01

Palestine On The Map?

This is and excellent video.

Apr 18 08:58

Stock Market Hustle – Three Ways Wall Street has Created a New American Serfdom. The Overly Expensive Mortgage Deduction, Wall Street Pseudo-Rally, and Attacking the Poor.

Last week the S&P 500 almost reached an impressive 80 percent gain from the red abyss seen in March of 2009. This puts this stock market rally up in the ranks of the strongest and fastest market turnarounds in history. Yet on Friday news of Goldman Sachs betting on toxic mortgages sold to clients brought the market down as the SEC has finally decided to bring a civil suit forward. Only took a full 27 months of the obvious. The case against Goldman Sachs is a good representation of what our stock market has become especially when it comes to financial institutions and their gaming of the system.

Apr 18 08:58

Cold weather causes problems for Yemen's displaced women and children

Apr 18 08:57

Israel fires flares over southern Lebanon

Israeli troops fired at least two flares over southern Lebanon late on Saturday, forcing the Lebanese army to go on alert.

Apr 18 08:56

1 in 3 Americans Failed to Return Census Forms

Nearly one in three Americans failed to return their census questionnaires by Friday’s official deadline.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

1/3 of Americans just told the Federal Government to go @#%$ itself.

Apr 18 08:54

Germany To Add To Goldman’s Headaches, Prepares To Sue Firm

The Pandora’s box of the SEC’s action against Goldman, which if validated in court will effectively make the issuance of every hybrid CDO product quasi-illegal, will lead to an explosion of lawsuits against virtually any bank that was active in the structured finance space during the housing boom, adding to a fresh round of “non-recurring” charges to bank income statements.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

What may have started as a little bit of political theater to aid Obama and the Democrats this November may well blow up in the faces of Wall Street and DC!

Apr 18 08:54

Jordan's King warns of summer war

Jordan's King Abdullah II has warned of a new regional war should an upcoming Arab summit on the Middle East peace process prove futile.

In an interview with the Chicago Tribune, the Jordanian king said that a meeting of Arab countries will be held in July to discuss the so-called Mideast peace process.

He stressed the importance of the results of the meeting, saying there should be changes by July or war is inevitable.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Unfortunately for the region, and with Russia having announced that Iran's nuclear power station will be up and running in August, July may well be too late to prevent another war in the Middle East.

Apr 18 08:51

Ash may hover for days over uncertain Europe

With the sky blackened out and the wind driving a fine, sticky dust, dairy farmer Berglind Hilmarsdottir teamed up with neighbors to round her animals and get them to shelter. The ash is toxic — the fluoride causes long-term bone damage that makes teeth fall out and bones break.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Then why is fluoride in the US drinking water system????

Apr 18 08:49

PM quotes Herzl: Don't rely on help of foreigners

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said during the weekly cabinet meeting, "State visionary, Benjamin Ze'ev Herzl, said something that has captured me, 'Do not rely on the help of foreigners, nor on benefactors. And do not expect stones to become soft because benefactors give humiliating donations.'"

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Hey, terrific, Prime Minister Netanyahu!

That means you're going to return that 3 billion dollars of aid the US gave you this year, as it does every year, right?!?

Right?!?

Sorry, what was that you said?!? NO, YOU WON'T?!?!?!?!?

Apr 18 08:47

Ahmadinejad calls for U.S. to destroy its nuclear arsenal first

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad drew applause at a nuclear disarmament conference in Tehran attended by representatives of 60 countries when he called for the destruction of all atomic weapons, starting with those in the U.S. arsenal.

Apr 18 08:45

SEC files lawsuit against Goldman Sachs for financial fraud

On Friday, almost two years after the financial meltdown that began on Wall Street and reverberated throughout the U.S. economy, a lawsuit has been filed by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) against Goldman Sachs, alleging that the behemoth financial institution engaged in financial fraud.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"In other news, the sun rises in the east, a frog's ass is watertight, bears to crap in the forest, and yes, the Pope is a Catholic, although not a very good one!"

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