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May 5, 2010

May 05 10:01


Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is being reported in the foreign press. No mention at ABCNNBBCBS!

May 05 09:54

Kent State Killings Triggered by FBI Agent Provocateur

Thanks to a friend (who works for the government), who notes that we now know that “an FBI agent provocateur fired the first shots at National Guard soldiers, who then killed four students, according to newly declassified FBI records. Remember, belief in conspiracy theories is always a mark of insanity.”

May 05 09:44

Obama’s Military Intentions

There’s more war in America’s future — a great deal more, judging by the Obama Administration’s reports, pronouncements and actions in recent months.

May 05 09:41

UN Has 'No Evidence' of Presence of Scud Missiles in Lebanon

Major General Alberto Asarta Cuevas of the UN Interim Force in Lebanon, or UNIFIL, said on Wednesday that he has no evidence of any Scud missiles in southern Lebanon, after Israel accused Syria of transferring the missiles to Hezbollah.

May 05 09:39

New IDF Weapon Defends Soldiers against Psychological Warfare

The field of psychological warfare has developed dramatically the last few years due to various factors including the development of the media in Israel and worldwide. Terror organizations increasingly photograph and film attacks on IDF forces and publish them on television stations.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So now, all pro-peace, humanitarian organizations in and around Israel, documenting abuses of Palestinians, are to be considered "terrorists"?!?

May 05 09:39

US, UK, France, Italy walk out of UN nuclear conference in war propaganda theater to attack Iran

*hyperlinks and videos live at source*

The “emperor has no clothes” fact is that the new face of unlawful global imperialism is the old face of 20th Century imperialists. As critical mass of public recognition builds, this time, the public will reject their loveless and mass-murderous empire-building.

The two paper-thin lies the 21st Century fascists use to promote unlawful war is that Iran threatens to destroy Israel and Iran has a nuclear weapons program. Both are quickly proven as lies.

As documented in the links here (and from other viewpoints here, here, and here), Iran’s President Ahmadinejad never physically threatened Israel and all inspections of Iran’s legal nuclear energy and medicine has verified all nuclear material is accounted for.

May 05 09:30

On Iran, the U.S. is Painting Itself into a Political and Moral Corner

Incredibly, just as the Bush-Cheney administration did in order to launch a war against Iraq in 2003 by (falsely) alleging that Iraq had weapons of mass destruction, the Obama-Biden administration, in 2010, is arguing for unilateral sanctions against Iran and even beating the drums of war against Iran, alleging that its program to enrich uranium and operate nuclear power plants is posing an existential threat to Israel, to Europe and to the United States.

May 05 09:20

Abu Ghraib-style brutality Maliki’s secret detention site in Baghdad

The detainees were from the northern region of Mosul and Nineveh province and were captured between September and December 2009. At that time the Iraqi army was conducting sweeps throughout the area in response to militant Sunni opposition, according the HRW report.

The New York Times states that the arrests were made by the Baghdad Brigade. The security group is controlled by Maliki’s office, bypassing the military and the police, and has been criticized in the past for its unconstitutionality. In turn, the secret prison—a military barracks converted into a detention facility hidden from view by concrete blast walls—was run by the Baghdad Operations Command, one of several regional security commands set up by Maliki that answer directly to him, according to several news sources.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Welcome to "democracy" in Iraq, 2010!

May 05 09:16

At Long Last, Tehran Gets Its Alliance and the Clock Is Turned Back to 2005 in Iraq

Ever since the provincial elections in January 2009, Iran has worked steadfastly [PDF] to revive the then-defunct United Iraqi Alliance (UIA), the sectarian Shiite alliance that was created back in 2004 and that largely collapsed in 2007. After Ahmad Chalabi played an initial role in bringing the Sadrists and ISCI back together in the first part of 2009, the final reunification took place Tuesday night in Baghdad when the State of Law list headed by Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki joined the other Shiites to form a single parliamentary bloc.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So, please let me take a moment to wrap my head around this; the largest beneficiary of the US invasion and occupation of Iraq is....IRAN?!?!?!?!?

May 05 09:11

Parents of children with birth defects say Britain knew of US chemical weapons use

Allegations that Britain was complicit in the use of chemical weapons linked to an upsurge in child deformity cases in Iraq, are being investigated by the Ministry of Defence.

Lawyers for the Iraqis have sent a letter before action to the MoD asking the Government to disclose what it knows about the Army's role in the offensive, the presence of prohibited weapons and the legal advice given to Tony Blair, Prime Minister at the time.

Legal actions against America are blocked by US federal immunity laws and the US government's boycott of the International Criminal Court.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

As reported in 2005 in:


"By now most people know that DU has damaged tens of thousands of our own troops and caused soaring cancer rates in target populations, including the people of Iraq, Kosovo, and Afghanistan. Over 130,000 veterans of the first Gulf War have been declared “unfit for service” because of medical conditions which independent scientists and physicians connect to exposure to depleted uranium.

What is less well known is the staggering rate of birth defects in the children of the veterans of these wars. The British are reporting rates as high as 65%. It seems that breathing in the radioactive dust from exploded DU shells not only causes decapacitating illnesses, but massive genetic damage as well.

The use of DU was started by the first President Bush and continued by Clinton. Both could plead ignorance. But now the data is in. We know better. The continued use of over 2,000 tons of this toxic and highly radioactive substance in the current Iraq War is inexcusable."

May 05 09:01

CLIMATEGATE - VA AG Cuccinelli to invoke VATA over Climategate?

Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli is invoking a state anti-fraud law to demand the University of Virginia turn over years worth of documents related to climate scientist Michael Mann, targeting about $500,000 in grants that funded Mann’s studies.

May 05 08:58

Warmongers of the world, unite

In this, the ninth year of the thoroughly Edwardian invasion of Afghan­istan, more than two-thirds of the home populations of the invaders want their troops to get out of where they have no right to be. This is true of Australia, the United States, Britain, Canada and Germany. What this says is that, be­hind the media façade of politicised ritual - such as the parade of coffins through Wootton Bassett - millions of people are trusting their own critical and moral intelligence and ignoring propaganda that has militarised contemporary history, journalism and parliamentary politics -

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So, how many more years, here in the US, will it take before this country is going to speak with one voice to stop these wars without end, and demand that Congress stops funding them?

May 05 08:55


Every day, but especially on days like today, Palestinians and all other peoples that are living under foreign oppression ask when their day will come. ‘El Cinco de Mayo’ is a special day celebrating FREEDOM.

May 05 08:55

Israeli settlers bent on burning more mosques in West Bank

Encouraged by government flaccidity and leniency, Jewish settler terrorists in the West Bank are planning to carry out more arson attacks against Islamic houses of worship for the purpose of forcing millions of Palestinians to flee their homes and land in order to enable Jews to create an ethnically and religiously pure Jewish state in accordance with Talmudic teachings.

May 05 08:51

Oil Spill: One Well Capped, but Crude Still Leaking Freely in Gulf Disaster

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The smallest (by far) of the three leaks has been closed off, but that may not really mean anything as the system is under pressure from below, and closing off one hole may just increase pressure and flow at the others.

May 05 08:50

Greece: Poverty and Social Implosion in the Wake of the Financial Bailout

The Greek financial bail-out comes with an usurious price that will be paid for by ordinary working people, the unemployed, pensioners and the poor. In return for the €110 billion to stave off international investors and creditors, the Greek government knows full well that the quid pro quo is an all-out attack to slash wages, social welfare, pensions and public services.

The new euphemism for this broadside assault on people’s livelihoods is “fiscal consolidation”. And, as one commentator noted grimly in the Financial Times, “the consolidation will have to be coordinated”. In other words, what we are seeing in Greece is but the opening act of a much bigger theatre of class war to be waged on Europe, North America and elsewhere.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Watch for this to hit the US soon, courtesy of a spending-mad, broke US government.

May 05 08:46

Colombia: State Terror in the Name of Peace

The first casualty of state terror is the corruption of language, the invention of euphemisms, where words mean their opposite and slogans cover great crimes: There is no longer a world consensus that condemns crimes against humanity. This is because mass murder and assassinations secure investor ‘confidence’, because Indians are dispossessed so the mines can be exploited; oil workers disappear so the petroleum will flow; and the international financial press praises the success of el Presidente for “pacifying the country”.

When narco-presidents are embraced by the leaders of North America and Europe, it is evident that criminals have become respectable the respectable have become criminals.

May 05 08:44

The New Prison Industrial-Complex

There is a new technological trend in the United States that promises to use advances in Internet, GPS, and chemical detection technology to manage states’ surging prison and parolee populations. Several states, particularly those with massive budget deficits like California and Michigan, are unable to shoulder the burden of housing more inmates in their dangerously overcrowded prisons.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

We may well see "techno-creep" on the way these devices are used, to the point where innocent citizens, who have done nothing wrong, will be expected to wear these as a condition of employment.

May 05 08:42

Ahmadinejad: They're finished, the Zionist regime is finished

George Stephanopoulos Interviews Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

May 05 08:38

Times Square bomb used non-explosive fertilizer

New York City police investigating a botched car bombing in Times Square say the bomb contained fertilizer that was incapable of exploding.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This case just gets weirder and weirder.

May 05 08:37

The Fed Must Be Audited: The Fraudulent Practices of the Federal Reserve

In March 2004, when Alan Greenspan was Fed chairman, he suppressed the opinions of those Fed officials who knew that there was a housing bubble.

Congressman Alan Grayson points out that - because the Fed unilaterally decided to hand out half a trillion to foreigners without any Congressional oversight, and that Bernanke testified that he didn't know who got the loot - the Fed must be subject to an audit.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Audited, my astrolabe!

The Fed needs to be abolished, period, end of discussion.

May 05 08:36

Media Ignore The Fact That Man Who Alerted Police To Failed Times Square Bombing Is A Muslim Immigrant

The chief suspect in the case of the failed Times Square car bombing is Pakistani-American Faisal Shahzad, who has confessed to the plot. Much of the media has latched onto Shahzad’s Muslim faith and his Pakistani identity, making inflammatory remarks and suggestions about Muslims and Pakistanis.

Yet one fact being ignored in the American media’s sensationalist narrative about the failed bombing is that the man who was responsible for police finding the bomb was Muslim. The UK’s Times Online reports that Aliou Niasse, a Senagalese Muslim immigrant who works as a photograph vendor on Times Square, was the first to bring the smoking car to the police’s attention:

May 05 08:31

Democrats' Worst Fear Is About To Come True

Among the many reverberations of President Obama’s election, here is one he probably never anticipated: at least 32 African-Americans are running for Congress this year as Republicans, the biggest surge since Reconstruction, according to party officials.

May 05 08:29

Suspicious White Powder Sent to AZ Governor Jan Brewer – FBI Called In

The FBI will assist in the investigation of a suspicious envelope addressed to Gov. Jan Brewer that an employee at the Capitol opened Tuesday, sending the Executive Tower into one-hour lockdown after a white powder spilled from the envelope onto a computer.

May 05 08:28

How Is The U.S. Economy Supposed To Succeed When Our Politicians And The Big Banks Are Making Billions Of Dollars Betting Against It?

It is one thing to make a legitimate profit on an investment. It is another thing entirely for the biggest financial institutions in the United States and our politicians to be making massive amounts of money off of the economic collapse of America.

You see, those making huge bets against the U.S. economy also have an incentive to do what they can to make those bets profitable. So for those who have the power to do so, does there come a point where they give the U.S. economy a little “push” in the wrong direction so that their bets will pay off?

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is why the Congress and the White House are doing absolutely nothing to turn the US economy around; too many are benefiting from the real financial hurt in which so many Americans find themselves right now.

May 05 08:27

U.S. exempted BP's Gulf of Mexico drilling from environmental impact study

The Interior Department exempted BP's calamitous Gulf of Mexico drilling operation from a detailed environmental impact analysis last year, according to government documents, after three reviews of the area concluded that a massive oil spill was unlikely.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Obviously, those three reviews were flat-out wrong. Of course, the fact that BP was a major donor to Obama might have had something to do with the lenient treatment.

May 05 08:25

Live Stream Greece Protest - TV Greek Riots Video Feed

Feed comes and goes, currently Hot!

May 05 08:21

EU leader publicly twists Canada's arm on climate change, bank levies

The president of the European Council is engaging in some public arm-twisting of the Harper government in advance of this summer's G8 and G20 summits in Canada.

Jose Manuel Barroso, the former Portuguese prime minister who now leads the European Union's new political council, says climate change talks and a global financial services tax need to be on the table when world leaders meet in central Ontario in June.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Global Warming? Global taxation? Can you see where this is headed unless we all agree to stop it?

May 05 08:18

South Park, the “Four Morons” of Revolution Muslim, and CNN’s Epic Fail

The founder of the group goes by the name of Yousef al-Khattab, but his real name is Joseph Cohen. He was born and raised in the United States as a Jew, and holds both American and Israeli citizenship. In the late eighties, Cohen embraced an ultra-orthodox interpretation of Judaism, and began attending a yeshiva (rabbinical school). In 1998, Cohen hearkened to the Zionist call, and packed up his bags to relocate to the Israeli Occupied Territories where he became an Israeli settler. As an ardent and extreme Zionist, Joseph Cohen fell in with the Jewish fundamentalist group Shas, an extreme right-wing political party that believes in flouting international law based on their religious beliefs.

May 05 08:17

In wake of bomb scare, U.S. may lean on Pakistan to hit harder against militants

The arrest of a Pakistani American in connection with the failed Times Square bombing again put a spotlight on Pakistan as a global terrorist training hub, raising the prospect of intensified U.S. pressure to break up militant networks.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

What we can probably look for here, if Pakistan has no real stomach for escalating this war against its own people (for which the US government has compensated senior military and civilian authorities handsomely) is for a marked increase in US drone attacks.

May 05 08:17

I Wish My People Would Learn - Of Scuds and Assassinations

When Israel assassinated Mahmoud al-Mabhooh in Dubai, it was revealed that intelligence agencies from about fifteen countries collaborated with it in providing Israeli death squads with fake passports and crossing points in their airports. Nevertheless, after the assassination, Western media focused on the information that the passports were fake in order to cover the assassination itself and their intelligence collaboration in committing the crime. The crime was against Arabs and, as usual, its perpetrators will not be brought to account. It was not the first, nor will it be the last. This collaboration has actually encouraged Israel for over sixty years to carry out assassinations and massacres against unarmed civilians in Palestine and Lebanon.

May 05 08:15


“For me, the Jew that I am, Jerusalem is above politics,” Wiesel wrote in the ad. “It is mentioned more than six hundred times in Scripture – and not a single time in the Koran…the first song I heard was my mother’s lullaby about and for Jerusalem.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Scripture also says the world is flat and rests on pillars. Come to think of it, Scripture also says that God took Israel away from the Jews because they sinned.

May 05 08:14


May 05 08:13


As a boy, I lived in Sheikh Jarrah, a wealthy Arab neighborhood in East Jerusalem. Annexed by Israel in 1967 and now the subject of a conflict over property claims, my former home has come to symbolize everything that has gone wrong between the Israelis and Palestinians over the last six decades.

Despite talk of a slowdown in Israeli construction in East Jerusalem, Nir Barkat, Jerusalem’s mayor, toured Washington earlier this week and told officials that the expansion into Arab neighborhoods is going ahead at full speed.

May 05 08:12

Greek protesters storm the Acropolis

World markets plunge over fears that Greece's economic crisis will spread to other countries despite austerity measures.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It is the austerity measures the Greeks are rioting against! They understand, as do the Icelanders, that government doe snot have a moral right to pillage the general population to shower wealth on private financial corporations to save them from their own greed, recklessness, and stupidity. Time and time again the people of the world have told their government not to go into debt to the bankers and inevitably the bankers provide campaign donations to those candidates willing to plunge their people into debt-slavery to the banks.

The people of Greece and the people of Iceland have sent a clear message to their governments; you got into this mess without our permission, you can get out without our help.

Americans need to learn that same insight. Our Congress, the finest Congress money can buy, sold us into debt slavery to the Federal Reserve without our permission. 90% of Americans told Congress not to hand public money to private bankers to save them from their own greed, but Congress did it anyway, then laughed about it afterwards.

Now we are finding out that Congress was betting their own fortunes on the collapse of the US economy! The more you suffered, the richer they got!

Now the politicians are saying that "we" have to pay back all the money that "we" spent. "We" didn't spend it; the politicians did, with reckless abandon and in defiance of the expressed will of the people. That means we live under a system of taxation without representation, because Congress did not represent the will of the people, but only the interests of itself and the bankers with whom they engaged in betting against the US economy.

And in that little school I went to in New Hampshire, I was taught that taxation without representation was sufficient grounds to fire the entire government.

Now, I do indeed see the hammer and sickle icon on the banner shown in Greece. However given that the banner is written in English and looks professionally produced it may well be a COINTELPRO style stunt to demonize the Greek protesters, since we Americans are conditioned from birth to hate that emblem almost as much as the Swastika. Personally I do not wish to live under socialism, but if forced into a choice between fascism and socialism, then socialism is clearly the lesser of two evils. What we have now in the US and Europe is fascism. How is it working out for you?

May 05 08:10

German troops face pitched battles in Afghanistan as insurgency spreads

German troops are fighting the first pitched battles witnessed by the Bundeswehr since 1945 in the face of a growing Taleban insurgency in the north of Afghanistan.

A spokesman for the German forces in Kunduz told The Times this weekend: “It was intensive fighting in April. The situation is not stable and not secure. It has been deteriorating for more than a year.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

More "progress" in Afghanistan, I see.

May 05 08:04

On Hill, Geithner Makes the Case for a Bank Tax

Timothy F. Geithner, the Treasury secretary, urged Congress on Tuesday to impose a 10-year, $90 billion tax on the largest financial institutions to recoup the costs of the 2008 bailouts. But he faced skeptical questions from lawmakers on the structure and purpose of the fee.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This tax does nothing to stop the trading in derivatives, which is the next financial bubble about to burst.

There is also no mechanism to stop the biggest financial institutions from merely passing on the costs of this tax to their customers, which will make credit even more expensive., and suck the air out of any possible economic recovery for some time to come.

May 05 07:55

UK budget deficit 'to surpass Greece's as worst in EU'

The UK budget deficit will swell this year to overtake Greece, becoming the worst in the European Union, the European commission said today in a stark warning on the eve of the election.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Just as the sinking of the Deepwater Horizon has exposed the design flaws in the oil infrastructure, the sinking of the global economy is revealing the design flaws in the western-style banking system. When a private central banks is allowed to print up currency out of thin air and then issue it at interest for public use, the moment that first pretty printed piece of paper goes into circulation, more money is owed to that private central bank than is actually in existence.

That is the trap all the western nations now find themselves in.

May 05 07:54

Norway Builds The World's Most Humane Prison

Countries track recidivism rates differently, but even an imperfect comparison suggests the Norwegian model works. Within two years of their release, 20% of Norway's prisoners end up back in jail. In the U.K. and the U.S., the figure hovers between 50% and 60%.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The US penal model of punishment, rather than rehabilitation, does not work, and I think that the numbers here on US and UK recidivism are much higher than the statistics stated here would indicate.

May 05 07:50

Doctor sued by Beatles for autograph now sued for treating cancer that didn't exist

A doctor slapped for blabbing that rocker George Harrison was his patient is being sued for the wrongful death of a woman he treated for pancreatic cancer - who apparently didn't have the disease.

May 05 07:49

The World Should Now Be Considered in Revolution

It is noteworthy that so many disparate groups currently hate government activities that the Mayor of New York City could be so far off on who drove an SUV into Times Square in an attempt to bomb the famed landmark

May 05 07:49

It’s All Flower Power: Use Your Favorite Plants To Repel Mosquitoes

Spraying smelly bug repellents on the skin to keep mosquitoes away is the worst, and can be dangerous to children and pets. The thought of chemicals seeping into the skin literally make my skin crawl. But no one wants to be stalked by a swarm of mosquitoes either. Not to mention they carry diseases with them that all of us would like to avoid. There are plants that can do double duty in the garden by being aesthetic and pleasing to the eye as well as a repellent from mosquitoes and flying insects.

May 05 07:48

Porn probe snags S.F. planning officials

It seems the gang over at San Francisco's Planning Department has been looking at more than zoning codes on their computers - namely, porn.

According to City Hall sources, Planning Director John Rahaim has recommended the firing of four high-ups - including veteran Zoning Administrator Larry Badiner - for allegedly receiving and in some cases circulating X-rated photos and videos for years.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The SEC, state senators surfing porn right in the Senate chambers, now this...Government is turning into one giant circle-jerk!

May 05 07:46

Rival Iraq Shi’ite Blocs Agree to Form Govt

Finally addressing weeks of reports to that effect, the Iraqi National Alliance today confirmed that it has formed an alliance with the State of Law bloc, a move which would appear to give them enough seats to form the next government.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

... which will then order the US to leave.

May 05 07:43

Israel says talks to fail as US envoy visits

Indirect talks with the Palestinians are doomed to failure, Israel said on Wednesday just hours before Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was to meet the US envoy over the stalled peace process.

"This won't work ... indirect talks, proximity talks will not yield results," Intelligence Minister and deputy prime minister Dan Meridor said in remarks published on the front page of the Jerusalem Post.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Memo to US Middle East Envoy George Mitchell: please, come home, and stay home. Stop wasting even more of US taxpayers' dollars on these frequent flights to Tel Aviv and Jerusalem: they are of utterly no use.

Israel doesn't want peace; it wants territory by any means necessary, which is why we are seeing the beginning of the brisk Israeli annexation of East Jerusalem and the West Bank, and the forcible expulsion of Palestinians from those areas to Gaza.

Because the US government steadfastly refuses to pull the plug on the 3 billion dollars' worth of aid it gives an intransigent Israel annually (while homeless Vets sleep in our streets) the US has no real leverage left for dealing effectively with Israel.

May 05 07:30

Times Square bombing suspect's life had unraveled

Webmaster's Commentary: 

If you look at this objectively, this guy wounds like a lot of Americans, losing his home, unable to find work, and angry at the US Government's wars based on lies.

Also, note what is ABSENT. There is no mention that he was a practicing Muslim. NO mention of a mosque, no mention of religion at all, yet FIX News as part of their war-hysteria, keeps referring to him as a Muslim terrorist.

My read is that Shahzad is another Joe Stack, who was forced to watch a lifetime of work dissolve before his eyes because the US Government destroyed the nation's economy, and Congress bet their own fortunes on the downfall. The media is trying to sell "terrorist" because they fear Americans understanding that their fellow Americans have reached the breaking point, and striking back at the bankers and the politicians is the nest logical step on the path to the collapse of the nation.

May 05 07:28

Iran's president defiant in face of new sanctions

After months of campaigning to avert new U.N. sanctions, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad summed up his case Tuesday and dismissed the threat of further economic penalties over his country's nuclear program.

"While we do not welcome sanctions, we do not fear them either," he said. "It seems to us that the structure of the Security Council is undemocratic and unjust, and is unable to bring about security. ... This Security Council will completely lose its legitimacy."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Ahmadinejad is not being "defiant" in making these statements; he is simply being realistic.

And in light of the fact that China is Iran's number one trading partner, and the Chinese leadership has stated repeatedly that sanctions are not a way forward, I frankly wouldn't bet on a new round of sanctions coming, as China wields a veto on the Security Council.

And, of course, it does not help that Israel, which has been documented as having a nuclear arsenal, refuses to become a signatory to the NNPT, and will not allow inspections of their nuclear sites.

May 05 07:21

Guantanamo hearing: Canadian teen was sedated when questioned

Defense attorneys said the testimony from a decorated Army master sergeant identified only as Interrogator No. 2 showed that the military had mistreated Khadr and created a coercive environment for his later confessions to throwing a hand grenade that killed U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Christopher Speer.

"You got a guy who is 15, seriously wounded, who has had multiple surgeries and that's the first time the United States government takes a statement from him to use in his prosecution," said defense attorney Kobie Flowers. "Now whether it is torture, cruel, inhumane, degrading treatment or simply involuntary ... I don't think any federal judge in the United States would allow that type of conduct."

May 05 07:20

Deepwater Horizon oil spill sparks calls for $10bn levy on BP and drilling ban

Arnold Schwarzenegger ends support for California oil expansion as political backlash against oil industry takes hold.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Titanic, Hindenburg, Edsel, Heaven's Gate, Chernobyl, Deepwater Horizon...

May 05 07:18

Not Much Time Remains for Israel- A Film Review by Gilad Atzmon

To a certain extent Suleiman’s latest film reminded me of Ramzy Baroud’s book My Father Was a Freedom Fighter. Both works chart a personal and devastating expedition into hopelessness. Both accounts are saturated with repeated failures and betrayals, both Baroud and Suleiman are courageous enough to criticise their collective narrative and yet, both pepper their story with some staggering wit, hope and humour. They make you smile just when you are about to sob.

May 05 07:18

Americans Are Ratting Out Their Neighbors to the IRS at a Record Pace to Reap Cash Whistleblower Rewards

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Oooooh, just like the NAZIs used to do!!!!"

May 05 07:15

Obama is biggest recipient of BP’s political action cash in the last 20 years

President Barack Obama is the biggest recipient of BP political action committee donations of any political candidate in the last 20 years, according to the Center for Responsive Politics and an analysis published Wednesday by Politico.

Obama's take from the company whose drilling site is leaking tens of thousands of gallons of day into the Gulf of Mexico: $77,051.

His massive take from the company responsible for an ever-growing oil spill off the Louisiana coast is sure to raise eyebrows among those who question the Administration's response to the spill.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Presidents, Senators, and Congressional Representatives are all simply "acquisitions" of those powerful corporations which will have need of their services at some point. We the People are of absolutely no consequence to them, save as an allegedly endless pool of money to be taxed.

This is simply the reality of the political beast in the US.

It will truly be interesting, in light of Obama's having been "acquired" by BP, to see the extent to which BP will be made financially responsible for the massive cleanup of the Gulf.

May 05 07:14

Police Brutality: Cops Taser Teen Fan During Phillies Game

A Philadelphia police officer who used a Taser to subdue a teenager who ran onto the field during a Phillies baseball game has the backing of his chief, but the department is reviewing whether officers should be involved in such on-field confrontations.


May 05 07:13

Sleeping for less than six hours can cause early death, study finds

Researchers find 'unequivocal' link between lack of sleep and increased risk of premature death

I'm doomed.

May 05 07:04

US Government Now 96.5% of the Mortgage Market Q1, 2010

The US Government underwrote 96.5% of the mortgages in the 1st quarter 2010, up from 90% 2009. How many homes do you think would have sold without the US government intervening in the mortgage markets through Fannie, Freddie, Ginnie and the FHA?

Do you think mortgages rates would be 5.12% without the US government writing 96.5% of the mortgages? Would mortgages be this low without the Fed holding interest rates at near 0% at you the savers expense, and the Fed buying $1.2 trillion in securitized mortgages so, among other things, Fannie and Freddie can keep buying up pumped out mortgages?

Webmaster's Commentary: 

You already are paying for your neighbor's mortgage!

May 05 07:03

The sadistic logic behind Israel’s siege of Gaza

Rules that allow the importation of cinnamon but not coriander might seem arbitrary and it’s unlikely that further documentation from the Israelis will show otherwise. But there does appear to be a sadistic logic at work here. Nothing more effectively reinforces a sense of powerlessness in a population than for the minutiae of everyday life to be under the constant, arbitrary and callous control of an invisible and inaccessible power. This is the logic and practice of subjugation. It is an exercise in the crushing of human will.

May 05 07:01

Three dead as Greece protest turns violent

At least three people have been killed in the Greek capital as protesters set fire to a bank during a general strike over planned austerity measures.

The fire brigade said three bodies were found inside the Marfin Bank in Athens. Two other buildings are also on fire.

Petrol bombs were thrown at police who responded with pepper spray, tear gas and stun grenades.

May 05 07:01

Israeli forces fire at deportees approaching Gaza crossing

Gaza – Israeli forces reportedly opened fire at two recently deported Palestinians attempting to transit through the Erez crossing, in northern Gaza on Tuesday.

The pair said they were attempting to return to the West Bank after having been deported last week in accordance with an Israeli military order defining them as “infiltrators.”

Ahmad Auda Abu Shallouf said he was trying to reunite with his wife and four children. “I am ready to stand trial in an Israeli court. Let them try to prove that I represent a threat to Israel’s security but if they fail, let them shoot me dead and send me back to my children,” he said. The second deportee, Muhammad Sha’ban, said his family “desperately” needed him and he wished to return to them.

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If you think this is all starting to look very familiar, you are absolutely correct!

May 05 06:58

Exposed: Christian leader caught with male escort says he needed help with his luggage

A Christian leader and prominent neuro-psychiatrist who co-founded the Family Research Council with evangelist James Dobson took a ten-day European vacation with a callboy he met through RentBoy.com and was caught in an airport with the escort by a Miami newspaper.

The escort said he had met George Rekers, professor of Neuropsychiatry and Behavioral Science at the University of South Carolina, on RentBoy.com. Rekers, when confronted, didn't deny that he'd met the callboy online, but said he had hired him to help him carry his baggage and didn't learn he was generally hired for "private company" until mid-way through his European vacation.

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"And if I am lying, may God strike me ... a glancing blow."

May 05 06:55

Couple Arrested At U.S. Border For Asking Questions

In another perfect illustration of why the U.S. tourist industry is in free fall, audio has emerged of a Canadian couple who were interrogated and arrested by immigration officials after they dared to inquire as to why they were being asked such pointless and invasive questions.

May 05 06:53

Congressional Hypocrites Were Betting Against Stocks As Country Collapsed

Remember all that scorn in Congress about evil shortsellers betting against America and bringing the country down?

Well, it turns out Congress-people did it, too. And they used derivatives to do it, which they now say they abhor.

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I am relinking this because this is an important story. When you have a Congress that is betting their own fortunes on the collapse of the economy, then they will vote to continue the policies that have collapsed the economy.

Please share this important story with all your friends.


May 05 06:48

Interview With Professor Francis Boyle on the 2001 Anthrax Attack (audio MP3)

Professor Francis Boyle discusses the October 2001 anthrax attack, the technology behind the letter to Senator Daschle, and assesses the case based on his years of expertise with America’s bio-weapons programs, and as an expert who was responsible for drafting the Biological Weapons Anti-Terrorism Act of 1989, which was passed unanimously by both houses of Congress and signed into law by President George H.W. Bush. He discusses possible motivations behind the anthrax attacks, including those held by criminal elements within the US government to foment a police state, and the investigation that never was. Professor Boyle talks about Israel war crimes as crimes against humanity, and more.

May 05 06:15

CPS Victim, Christie from Truth Brigade, on Fearless Broadcasting

A very sad, as well as an informative tale, of the ongoing struggle of Christie, who is facing 5 felonies and separation from her children.

May 05 05:21

Greg Palast Reports About BP'S Inferno in The Gulf on Alex Jones Tv

Some information that has not been published by the main stream media.

May 05 03:18

Worse Than 1789 ?

The French Revolution actually got off to a better start than it is remembered for. A progressive opposition put together a new legislature, the National Assembly. They undertook the writing of a constitution. But it all fell apart rather quickly since the dim-witted King and his cohorts didn't really get into that old changing times spirit and their lack of cooperation -- not to mention their decadence -- provoked the more violent factions of the common people to form that kraken of politics, the mob. What a goddamned mess it turned into -- a revolving cast of mob masters, each worse than the last, whipping up the crowds to ever more horrible enormities of human vivisection -- a political process that had gone hopelessly out of control. Despite the agile precedent of their friend, the new USA, quickly resolving its own rebellion into a functioning government of law, France opted for a bloody clusterfuck -- which went on for eight more years.

May 4, 2010

May 04 21:48

Oil Slickonomics

Three scenarios lie ahead. They rank as bad, worse, and ugliest (the latter being catastrophic and unprecedented). There is no “good” here.


May 04 17:14

To nuke or not to nuke

This week the international community gathers in New York for a review of the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty (NPT) which was signed into international law in 1968 and took affect in 1970. The eighth NPT UN Review Conference will be held at the New York UN Headquarters in Manhattan. Not sure if you have heard about it from the kosher-party-line yet but I think you should have...

May 04 16:44

Whoops! CO2 has almost nothing to do with global warming, discovers top US meteorologist

The other night I had a nightmare in which a general election was approaching and all three main competing parties had the same suicidal policy. They all believed in this thing called the Big Bad Fairy and were convinced that the only way to drive off the BBF and her evil hordes was by spending huge sums of taxpayers’ money – £18 billion a year was, I believe, the figure quoted in the nightmare – and by ruining the country with ugly, spinning Fairy Towers for the bad fairy hordes to nest in.

Then I woke up and found…

Seriously, though, what do we do? How we can possibly stop the environmental and energy policy of our next government being based on what US meteorologist Dr Roy Spencer calls “the worst case of mass hysteria the world has known.”?

May 04 16:44

CLIMATEGATE - April 2010 cooler than April 1998

the RSS AMSU data for April 2010 are out. The anomaly, 0.546, is the lowest one for 2010 so far. It is the second warmest April on their record but it's more than 0.3 °C cooler than April 1998 and April 2005 was just a bit cooler than April 2010.

May 04 16:42

Lieberman: No US citizenship rights for terrorists

What is the definition of "terrorist" Senator Lieberman? This general phrase worthy of an ancient witchhunt is just what Holy Joe needs to scare the public. He will never satisfactorily define the term "terrorism" and he will never scare me.

May 04 16:33

FLASHBACK - 54 arrested, 4 shot in Times Square riot

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A man sets fire to his own car and it is nonstop national headline news, but a riot that kills three people and results in 54 arrests goes unnoticed by ABCNNBBCBS!

May 04 16:01

Top 10 Media Lies About Iran

The top myths the media tells us daily about Iran.

May 04 16:00

No One Cares

The peace movement, despite the heroic efforts of a handful of groups such as Iraq Veterans Against the War, the Green Party and Code Pink, is dead. No one cares.

May 04 15:59

A Cloud Over Jerusalem

Everyone has the right to change his or her mind. Even Danny Tirzeh.

Colonel Tirzeh was responsible for planning the wall that “envelopes” Jerusalem – the one that cuts the city off from the West Bank in order to turn it into the United Capital Of Israel For All Eternity.

May 04 15:56

UK general election: Shhh... don’t mention the Israeli occupation

Stuart Littlewood views the conspicuous absence of any mention of the Israeli occupation in the British general election campaign, against the background of the paralysing influence of the Israel lobby on the three main political parties and the silent complicity of the mainstream media, including the BBC, and the Church in Israeli crimes.

May 04 15:54

Israel’s Stasi watch over imams: Islamic posts filled by secret police

Jonathan Cook reports on a case which revealed that job interviews for the position of imam at mosques in Israel are conducted not by senior clerics but by Israel’s secret police, and that the Israeli government uses spies to report on the political opinions of Muslim clerics and relay gossip about their private lives. Meanwhile, hate-spouting rabbis go unmonitored.

May 04 15:50

One for All and All for… Myself – Why you shouldn’t believe OPEC’s reports

In December 2008, after OPEC warned of “substantial cutbacks,” I voiced my strong opinion that the members of the Dirty Dozen would cheat, because cartels always cheat. Sure enough, despite all the talk about production cutbacks, even more oil flowed out of OPEC.

The harsh truth is that the whole honor and brotherhood thing may work for the Three Musketeers, but it’s a non-starter when, like the OPEC members, you have to foot the bill for hefty social programs.

On April 19, the Algerian energy minister said that OPEC would probably do nothing to restrain rising oil prices, despite concerns that persistently high energy costs would hurt the fledgling global economic recovery.....

May 04 14:56

Louisiana Oil Spill: Feds Gave Safety Prize to Transocean's Deepwater Horizon

The federal agency charged with enforcing safety on deepwater oil rigs has also played a major role in promoting the industry's claim that it is safe, and in 2009 handed out one of its top prizes for safety to Transocean's Deepwater Horizon.
Louisiana Oil Spill: Deepwater Horizon Workers Did Safety Dance
The federal agency charged with enforcing safety on deepwater oil rigs has also played a major role in promoting the industry's claim that it is safe, and in 2009 handed out one of its top prizes for safety to Transocean's Deepwater Horizon.
(ABC News)

May 04 14:09

Mike Rivero on the Alex Jones Show

Lead singer/ driver of the Winnebago !

May 04 14:03

Keiser Report meets Schiff Report

This time Max Keiser and co-host, Stacy Herbert, look at the scandals of President Bill Clinton's skepticism on Goldman charges; the TARP watchdog's handcuffs for Timmy Geithner; and the continuing 'ratings surveillance' payments to credit rating agencies for defaulted CDOs too complicated to unwind. In the second half of the show, Max interviews Peter Schiff, who is running for the Republican nomination for US Senate for Connecticut, about debating Greenspan, revaluing yuan and regulating that which is already illegal.

May 04 13:55

No nukes in the Middle East?

One of the most intriguing questions at the NPT conference is what will become of the resolution that Russia and the US drafted to ban nuclear weapons and other weapons of mass destruction in the Middle East. Israel is surrounded by enemies that seek to destroy it; if the Middle East becomes stable, would Israel come out and say they have nuclear weapons? Would Israel give up their alleged nukes?

May 04 13:38

What is politics?

“This is what politics is to me. Someone tells you all the trees on your street have a disease. One side says give them food and water and everything will be fine. One side says chop them down and burn them so they don’t infect another street. That’s politics. And I’m going, Who says they’re diseased? And how does this sickness manifest itself? And is this outside of a natural cycle? And who said this again? And when were they on this street? But we just have people who shout, ‘Chop it down and burn it’ or ‘Give it food and water’ and there’s your two choices. Sorry, I’m not a believer.” – John Malkovich, Esquire Magazine, Nov 2008

May 04 13:30

This Day in History: May 4 -

1989: On this day former White House aide Oliver North was convicted of three crimes and acquitted of nine other charges. The convictions, however, were overturned on appeal: “on the grounds that North’s Fifth Amendment rights may have been violated by the indirect use of his testimony to Congress which had been given under a grant of immunity.”

May 04 13:12

Viacom's Redstone: All Newspapers Dead In Two Years

Sumner Redstone, the boss of Viacom and CBS, has gazed into his crystal ball, and what he sees may not cheer up anyone in the newspaper business -- though it may, conveniently, be good news for broadcasters. According to Redstone, "there won't be any newspapers in two years."

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May 04 13:08

NY bomber confesses in terrorism plot: officials

A Pakistani-American man arrested as he tried to flee the country has confessed to the failed bomb in New York's Times Square.

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"And we only had to waterboard him 48 times, so it MUST be true!

May 04 12:52

Is Pakistan the next evil doer? - Jeff Gates

Who better than the “Taliban of Pakistan” to advance the 911 narrative? The Taliban is Evil. Pakistan is Muslim. Therefore….

Who was surprised to find Pakistan associated with a “significant terrorist event” in New York? Was anyone surprised that this “car bomb” incident occurred in the same city as the last significant event? Or that news reports promptly featured the Taliban of Pakistan?

Who labeled it a significant terrorist event? A “security analyst” with IntelCenter. Visit the site and remember the old adage: Best Story Wins.

Was this a genuine terrorist event? Or was this an agent provocateur operation meant to freshen up a stale storyline: the Global War on Terrorism?

May 04 12:48

From Waziristan to New York - Juan Cole

It is a measure of the inter-connected character of our globalized world that the security of New York may be tied to events in distant, rugged and mysterious South Waziristan, Pakistan– a remote area even most Pakistanis know little about. And, US security may depend more on school-building and improving lives in South Waziristan than on unmanned drone attacks on militants.

May 04 12:28

The “New” Iraq

Seven years after the illegal invasion of Iraq by the Anglo-American fascist armies, it is clear today that the deliberate and systematic destruction of the Iraqi nation was premeditated and unprovoked act of naked aggression aimed at expanding U.S.-Israel Zionist power. These barbaric crimes ‘should never be forgotten and never be forgiven’.

May 04 12:07

The Rich Continue To Use Government To Cut Out Their Competition

Bankster puppet Sen. Chris Dodd (D-CT) has inserted into the upcoming financial “reform” bill a clause that would more than double the minimum net worth of a potential venture capital investor

May 04 12:03

Stunning Pictures of Al Gore's New $9 Million Mansion Media Totally Ignored

Nobel Laureate Al Gore purchased a $9 million mansion in the luxurious hills of Montecito, California, recently, and with the exception of the Los Angeles Times and Fox News, America's media couldn't care less.

You think it might be because the Gore-loving press wouldn't want people to consider the possibility that all of his global warming hysteria was really about lining his wallet and not saving the planet?

May 04 12:03

MS-NBC anchor: I’m so bummed that Shahzad wasn’t a Tea Partier

Brian Maloney gives us this entry for the Someone Left the Irony On Department, in which Contessa Brewer tells Stephanie Miller that she’s really unhappy that she couldn’t use the Times Square bombing attempt to prove Tea Party “bigotry.”

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Like I said, corporate media doesn't look at news as facts and truth, but as yet another opportunity to propagandize their agendas.

May 04 12:01

Daily Kos poll on NY bomber reveals more about Daily Kos readers than about the bomber.

May 04 11:48

Fisherman have to work 17 times harder to catch fish than they did in the 19th century

May 04 11:48

US, with 5,113 Nuclear Warheads, Claims Iran Peaceful Program Threats the World!

The United States disclosed for the first time on Monday the overall size of its nuclear arsenal, saying it had a total of 5,113 warheads operationally deployed, kept in active reserve and held in inactive storage. Moreover, Israel is believed to be the sole nuclear power in the Middle East with more than 200 nuclear heads and is not even a signatory for the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty (NPT).

May 04 11:30

Cyberattacks: Washington is hyping the threat to justify regulating the Internet

Networks have been under attack -- and successfully handled by operators -- as long as they’ve been around. Be wary of calls for more government supervision of the Internet.

May 04 11:30

Hakimullah Confirms Survival as New Video Emerges

Appearing today in a video dated to early April, Tehreek-e Taliban Pakistan (TTP) leader Hakimullah Mehsud confirmed what Pakistani intelligence has been telling us for awhile, that his “confirmed” killing in February was greatly exaggerated and that he is alive and “basically ok.”

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And how many innocent civilians were killed in the attack which claimed to have "gotten" Mehsud???

May 04 10:36

How long will this go on?

Vow to keep coming? This may get ugly, before it gets better.

May 04 10:32

"BP Says It’ll Pay For This Mess. Baloney." BP Liability Currently Capped at Only $75 MILLION ... Menendez Bill Would Raise Liability to $10 Billion

Under the law that established the reserve, called the Oil Spill Liability Trust Fund, the operators of the offshore rig face no more than $75 million in liability for the damages that might be claimed by individuals, companies or the government.

The fund was set up by Congress in 1986 but not financed until after the Exxon Valdez ran aground in Alaska in 1989. In exchange for the limits on liability, the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 imposed a tax on oil companies, currently 8 cents for every barrel they produce in this country or import.

May 04 10:11

Will Obama support democracy in Kyrgyzstan?

The Obama administration has been slow to recognize and cautious in supporting the provisional government whose method and legitimacy in taking power has been widely questioned. To be sure, it was not a peaceful democratic revolution, but this is no cause for the US to remain aloof.

The democratic activists who challenged Mr. Bakiyev’s authoritarianism had four primary demands: 1. an end to the president’s nepotism and cronyism, 2. the cessation of political persecution; 3. respect for democracy and human rights; and 4. an end to corrupt privatization of state assets.

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The Obama administration might be less than enthusiastic about embracing the new government here because it demonstrates that when people have had enough of nepotism, cronyism, political persecution, disrespect for democracy and human rights, and privatization of public assets, they might just rise up against an unjust government as the only way possible to achieve change.

In this country, the Democrats and Republicans consistently entreat and attempt to reassure people that if only people vote for them, there will somehow, magically, be a change in the status quo for We the People.

However, intelligent observers of the American political scene understand clearly that this is not at all true.

Congress members have simply become an acquisition by the large corporations, and sometimes, the interests of foreign governments (as is the case with Israel). And the only real "party" which seems to exist is the War Party, because so many Congress members are so heavily invested in the very profitable defense industry. Those companies producing unique and varied products which kill and mutilate are very much in demand these days, as are the services of companies which provide contract mercenaries and military supplies.

Over the last 40 years, there has been a very deliberate transfer of wealth to the most wealthy, and that includes the millionaires in Congress and the Senate, who have absolutely no interest whatsoever as to what happens to their constituents, as long as their own financial agendas are served.

The high-paying jobs have been outsourced, leaving many with no way to pay the mortgage on the home loans for which they originally qualified completely. Homes are worth far less than they originally cost, leaving those home owners still standing "under water" with negative equity.

Infrastructure has been allowed to collapse; bridges, roads, levees, shorelines, hospitals, coal mines, oil rigs, and schools are all in horrendous states of disrepair, and there is no money left to fix them.

But of course, none of this really matters to our alleged Representatives in Congress.

They are completely cozy with Wall Street, as that is where a lot of their personal fortunes are made, because they have access to the best information they can possibly get. And of course, those Wall Street companies, in turn, contribute to their campaigns to keep intelligent regulation out of the industry.

And the bail-outs of the banks, etc., with public money?! That was to prevent their own fortunes from going south. What the bailout bill is going to do to you or your grandkids, financially, is none of their concern.

These consistent wars without end? Fought with public money for private profit

The war in Iraq (which shows every sign of exploding once again into horrendous violence) was about oil; yet, no American company actually got any rights to that oil.

The war in Afghanistan? Fought to "pacify" the Afghan people enough to install pipelines with which to control Eurasian oil, and of the drug trade, from which so many profit so handsomely.

The lesson of the successful Kyrgyzstan rebellion can be characterized as question which many thinking Americans are asking themselves right now.

If you continue to vote for national leadership, yet absolutely nothing changes, except for the stubborn worsening of your life because of crippling tax debt, the inability to find a decent job, further erosion of your civil liberties; if you find yourself trapped, desperately attempting to work within a system which is gamed against you; what then?!?!?

May 04 09:57

Obama Renews Sanctions on Syria for a Year

President Barack Obama Monday renewed US sanctions on Syria for a year, accusing Damascus of supporting what he called “terrorist” groups and pursuing missile programs and weapons of mass destruction.

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As usual, without any proof aside from Israel's say-so.

May 04 09:51

Zionists named the bogeyman on 9-11

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Immediately after the attacks earlier that day (and before the collapse of Building 7), by sheer coincidence and convenience (duh), Ehud Barak just happened to be sitting inside the main BBC studio in London to help provide the proper narrative intended by the Zionist perpetrators of this terror event. (How coincidental, also, that Ehud Olmert was subsequently known to be in NYC just the day before the attack, and possibla also on the day itself, presumably to help with the operation.)

May 04 09:46

Mayor Bloomberg: NYC Bomb Suspect Could Be Someone Who “Didn’t Like Health Bill”

Chief amongst the many questions that that still are left unanswered regarding the failed car bomb last Saturday night is who would do such a thing. While the Pakistan Taliban have claimed responsibility, experts remain skeptical. Some have surmised that the car’s proximity to the headquarters of Comedy Central’s parent company Viacom is a clue. But on tonight’s CBS Evening News Mayor Mike Bloomberg suggested that it may be someone who simply didn’t like the health care bill.

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It has become obvious that the attempted NY bombing was just another angry US citizen striking back at the financial system that ruined his life. He wasn't the first (see Joe Stack) and he won't be the last.

But if there is one lesson to be learned from watching the side show going on it is that everyone in the politics and media sees every news story not as a revelation of fact and truth but as merely another opportunity to propagandize whatever their agenda happens to be.

May 04 09:41

Middle class getting pushed into poverty and working poor status – The cloaked recovery for the middle class. How 30 percent of the poor are unemployed.

Over 6.5 million of the 15 million unemployed Americans have been out of work for 27 weeks or more. As a percent, this is the highest number of long-term unemployed we have had since the Great Depression.

May 04 09:40

More on the CCX Carbon Trading Scandal

I have been doing some digging on the CCX carbon trading scandal the last few days, and I came across this 2006 publication by Tseming Yang – a professor at Vermont Law school. It confirms much of what Glenn Beck has already discussed, and sheds more light on the inner workings of the scandal

May 04 09:37

Draft of Secretive International Copyright Treaty Leaked -- Confirms Fears About Internet Freedom

The Dutch leak succeeded in blowing the issue wide open by identifying precisely which countries posed barriers to transparency. The document identified the U.S., Singapore, South Korea, and a trio of European countries as the remaining holdouts. Once publicly identified, the European countries quickly reversed their positions. The E.U. now unanimously supports the releasing of the text alongside Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, and Switzerland. With the outing of the transparency issue, it will fall to the U.S., which is widely viewed as the critical stumbling block, to justify its insistence on keeping the treaty secret.

May 04 09:35

Michael Bloomberg Proves Himself to be a Fool and Should Resign

Michael Bloomberg should resign from office. He has proven himself to be a fool.

It is truly stunning that Bloomberg’s initial reaction to the car bomb in Times Square was to blame tea party activists, not Islamic terrorists.

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Of course, this failed NY bomb is not Islamic terror either. Shahzad Faisal is another Joe Stack; a victim of the predatory US economic system, who wanted to strike back after the bank foreclosed on his home.

May 04 09:34

Obama and Elie Wiesel to have lunch

The Obama administration has been aggressively stepping up its outreach to the Jewish community in the past couple weeks. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton addressed the American Jewish Committee conference last week along with visiting Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak, who also received an honor guard with Defense Secreatry Robert Gates at the Pentagon, as well as a 40 minute meeting with Obama and National Security Advisor Jones.

May 04 09:26

Israel's stance on nuclear arms complicates efforts against Iran

It's buried as Point 31 in a working paper being circulated by Egypt and other nonaligned parties at the Non-Proliferation Treaty review conference in New York: a pledge by countries signing the treaty that they will not permit the transfer of any nuclear-related equipment, information, materials or "know-how" to Israel as long as that country refuses to sign the NPT or put its nuclear facilities under safeguards of the International Atomic Energy Agency.

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This will only happen when pigs fly, which means we will probably never have a "nuclear-free" Middle east.

And as to the continual, pathological drum beat of accusations of Iran developing a nuclear weapon:

1. Iran is a member of the NNPT. All their nuclear work is inspected by the IAEA.

2. To date, neither diversion of any nuclear materials has been found by IAEA inspections, nor have Iranian nuclear materials been enriched beyond the level necessary to fuel a nuclear power plant.

May 04 09:14

Medic at Guantanamo hearing says Khadr chained to door

A former U.S. Army combat medic testified Monday that he once found Canadian teen captive Omar Khadr chained by the arms to the door of a five-foot-square cage at a U.S. lock-up in Afghanistan, hooded and weeping.

Pentagon prosecutors called M, who treated Khadr's injuries twice daily in Afghanistan until Khadr was transferred to Guantanamo, to defend Khadr's treatment as humane. M's testimony, however, was the first by a government witness to corroborate a portion of an affidavit Khadr drew up describing abusive treatment.

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There are many problems with US agents torturing prisoners of war for "confessions" which are simply intended to be propaganda rants to justify continued military aggression against certain groups of people who just happen to be living over natural resources the US government wants to claim as "ours".

First, by so doing, the US has, for all practical intents and purposes, withdrawn from every human rights treaty to which it has ever been a signatory.

Secondly, no US politicians or citizen can ever speak again about how the US loves human dignity and human rights with a straight face when we torture.

And third (all you with family serving the US military, please pay attention here), when the US tortures prisoners of war to extract "confessions", it gives carte blanche to any hostile foreign country to do precisely the same.

May 04 09:07

Report: No spying in Pa. school laptops case

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Attorneys hired by the school district insist that taking 58,000 photos of school kids on their bedrooms is not really spying!

Crap like this is why I could never be a lawyer.

May 04 09:04

US deploys 1000s drones in Afghanistan

The US is deploying thousands of drones in Afghanistan, raising suspicions as to whether the move is aimed at monitoring militants or targeting another country.

May 04 09:03

Judges ban secret evidence in Guantánamo compensation case

Ministers and the security services were blocked today from using secret information to defend a damages claim by six former Guantánamo Bay detainees.

Binyam Mohamed and five former prisoners are claiming damages against the Government for complicity in torture and extraordinary rendition.

But in a victory for the men, Lord Neuberger of Abbotsbury, the Master of the Rolls, and two other appeal judges unanimously ruled that it was not open to the courts to order the "closed material procedure" in an ordinary civil claim.

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What happened to these men was absolutely horrendous; but that they are finally getting their day in court will, hopefully, open the eyes of the British public (and the world) just what "extreme interrogation measures" meant, and unfortunately still means, under the US definition.

What is really sickening is that the US is still using these tactics against prisoners of war, and these tactics are banned under the statues of the Geneva Convention (to which I believe, the US is still, allegedly, a signatory).

May 04 09:01

Congressional Hypocrites Were Betting Against Stocks As Country Collapsed

Remember all that scorn in Congress about evil shortsellers betting against America and bringing the country down?

Well, it turns out Congress-people did it, too. And they used derivatives to do it, which they now say they abhor.

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Remember all the times I said that I could not see any signs the Federal Government wanted to fix the economy? Now we know why Congress signed on with the Goldman Sachs crowd to bet that the country was going to fail, making themselves richer on the misery of the American people

May 04 08:58

Gulf Coast watches path of oil spill

So far only oil sheens have reached into some coastal waters in the southeastern U.S., and the oil's slow progress despite an uncapped seafloor gusher was allowing crews and volunteers to lay boom in front of shorelines. That effort was stymied by choppy seas into the weekend but the calmer weather should help.

May 04 08:57

Plunge in state revenue dashes hopes of an easy budget fix

Legislators were hoping revenue would continue to exceed projections, forestalling deeper cuts and further tax hikes. But April's total was 30% below what was expected, leaving them with few options.

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The fatal flaw with the use of higher taxes to save the state's financial woes is not understanding when the people have run out of money to pay the taxes with!

May 04 08:56

Dodd's Finance "Reform" Bill: "The Federal Reserve is the big winner"

Please help spread the word however you can & take action here TODAY:

Thanks, guys...

May 04 08:55

More than 80% of school districts to cut jobs

More than 80% of U.S. school districts are expected to eliminate jobs and more than half will likely freeze hiring during the upcoming school year, an education organization said Tuesday.

Based on a survey of school administrators from 49 states, a total of 275,000 education jobs are expected to be cut in 2011, according to the American Association of School Administrators.

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So, 80% of school districts are cutting jobs... but this country still coughs up 3 billion dollars annually for Israel?!?

What is wrong with this picture?!? EVERYTHING.

May 04 08:55

NY Bomb suspect lost Conn. home to foreclosure

The suspect in the Times Square bombing attempt defaulted on a $200,000 mortgage on his Connecticut home and the Shelton property is now in foreclosure, according to court records.

The foreclosure records show Faisal Shahzad took out the mortgage on a home in Shelton, Conn., in 2004, and he co-owned the home with a woman named Huma Mian.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

While SITE and the US Government are trying to blame Pakistan or Iran or "Al Qaeda" for the failed NY bombing attempt, this is starting to look more like a repeat of the Joe Stack affair, in which a victim of the US economy strikes back.

This isn't politics; this is economics. This isn't terror, it is desperation and revenge.

On that last one, can someone at ABCNNBBCBS please explain why a fizzled bomb in New York is an act of terror, but US drones killing civilians in Pakistan is not?

May 04 08:50


The police say that this is not a “hate crime” because the attackers were not attacking Rabbi Lerner for his religion, but for his politics. That is scant comfort for those of us who continue to believe that America and Israel are best served by the voices willing to publicly share critique, though incidents like this are of course meant to scare people into silence. Tikkun will not be silenced.

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May 04 08:49

Soldiers Level Mosque Near Rafah, Settlers Torch Mosque Near Nablus

Israeli soldiers invaded an area in Rafah, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip, leveled the Al Dahniyya mosque and uprooted farmlands on Tuesday at dawn. Local sources reported that the mosque was leveled to the ground after several armored military vehicles and bulldozers invaded Rafah.

May 04 08:48

The evidence for Khadr's innocence

For six years after Canadian Omar Khadr was captured by the American military, the public heard only one story about the events of July 27, 2002 in Afghanistan.

During a four-hour battle with mujahedeen fighters, American soldier Christopher Speer was killed by a grenade. Khadr, 15, was the only enemy fighter left alive after the battle. He was shot twice in the back and taken prisoner. Shortly after, the U.S. military said Khadr threw the fatal grenade that killed Speer, though there was no eyewitness.

May 04 08:47

CEOs rank Calif. worst for business

May 04 08:46

Two men arrested in popular principal's slaying

The District of Columbia principal who was found shot to death in his home last month met his alleged killers on a phone chat line, authorities said at a news conference Monday where they announced arrests in connection with the slaying.

Two men have been charged in the killing of Brian Betts, 42. They have been identified as Alonte Saunders, of an unknown address, and Sharif Tau Lancaster, who resides in the District of Columbia, police said.

The suspects, both 18, have been charged with first degree murder, armed robbery and the use of a handgun in a felony crime of violence, according to Officer Melanie Brenner of the Montgomery County, Maryland, Police Department.

May 04 08:35

Goldman Sachs Reveals it Shorted Gulf of Mexico

The new revelations came to light after government investigators turned up new emails from Goldman employee Fabrice "Fabulous Fab" Tourre in which he bragged to a girlfriend that the firm was taking a "big short" position on the Gulf.

"One oil rig goes down and we're going to be rolling in dough," Mr. Tourre wrote in one email. "Suck it, fishies and birdies!"

May 04 08:27

Radical tax on debt put to parties

Households should pay a new tax on every pound of debt they owe, according to one of Britain's leading economists.

May 04 08:04

Osama bin Laden: A dead nemesis perpetuated by the US government

Karzai: bin Laden 'probably' dead

Osama bin Laden is "probably" dead, but former Taliban leader Mullah Omar is alive, Afghan President Hamid Karzai has said. [CNN]

FBI: Bin Laden 'probably' dead

The US Federal Bureau of Investigation's counter-terrorism chief, Dale Watson, says he thinks Osama bin Laden is "probably" dead. [BBC]

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Linked in response to the "Documentary" claiming Osama bin Laden is alive and well in ... you guessed it... Iran.

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May 04 08:03

Mexico's illegals laws tougher than Arizona's

Under the Mexican law, illegal immigration is a felony, punishable by up to two years in prison. Immigrants who are deported and attempt to re-enter can be imprisoned for 10 years. Visa violators can be sentenced to six-year terms. Mexicans who help illegal immigrants are considered criminals.

The law also says Mexico can deport foreigners who are deemed detrimental to "economic or national interests," violate Mexican law, are not "physically or mentally healthy" or lack the "necessary funds for their sustenance" and for their dependents.

May 04 07:40

Hacked US Treasury websites serve visitors malware

Websites operated by the US Treasury Department are redirecting visitors to websites that attempt to install malware on their PCs, a security researcher warned on Monday.

The infection buries an invisible iframe in bep.treas.gov, moneyfactory.gov, and bep.gov that invokes malicious scripts from grepad.com, Roger Thompson, chief research officer of AVG Technologies, told The Register. The code was discovered late Sunday night and was active at time of writing, about 12 hours later.

May 04 07:38

Top Ten Reasons You Should Quit Facebook

After some reflection, I've decided to delete my account on Facebook. I'd like to encourage you to do the same. This is part altruism and part selfish. The altruism part is that I think Facebook, as a company, is unethical. The selfish part is that I'd like my own social network to migrate away from Facebook so that I'm not missing anything. In any event, here's my "Top Ten" reasons for why you should join me and many others and delete your account.

May 04 07:36


On May 4, 1970 the Ohio National Guard opened fire into a busy college campus during a school day. A total of 67 shots were fired in 13 seconds.
Related: Michael Moore to Broadcast Kent State Truth Tribunal

May 04 07:36

Regular use of aspirin increases risk of Crohn's disease by five times

Crohn’s disease is a serious condition affecting 60,000 people in the UK and 500,000 people in the US. It is characterized by inflammation and swelling of any part of the digestive system. This can lead to debilitating symptoms and requires patients to take life-long medication. Some patients need surgery and some sufferers have an increased risk of bowel cancer.

Though there are likely to be many causes of the disease, previous work on tissue samples has shown that aspirin can have a harmful effect on the bowel.

May 04 07:18

Settlers torch West Bank mosque

ARSONISTS torched a mosque in the north of the occupied West Bank before dawn local time today in an attack blamed on Jewish settlers.

May 04 06:52

Rahm Working With Fed To Beat Back Audit

The White House, Federal Reserve and Wall Street lobbyists are kicking up their opposition to an amendment to audit the Fed as a Senate vote approaches, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), the lead sponsor of the measure, said on Monday.

May 04 06:43

Press TV-On the edge with Max Keiser-Goldman Sachs Fraud-04-30-2010

Max Keiser is on the edge of the financial news where future financial scandals, market crashes and monetary crisis begin. Be there before it happens


May 04 06:41

Santa Cruz Riot of May 2010

This was not an immigration rally. It was advertised as a dance party to celebrate International Workers’ Day. The FBI has concluded it was either created by an anarchist group to create confusion and cover for their destruction or it was hijacked by the group.

This is footage I took during the riot. I stayed with the group from the beginning of their peaceful dancing through to police response hours afterwards. I could only film the first half of the destruction because the group of masked vandals threatened me for filming.


May 04 06:40

IRS Not Part of Federal Government

May 04 06:24

When Will Israel Attack the U.S. — Again?

Only one nation has the requisite intelligence capabilities to operate from within our government in plain sight yet non-transparently.

As yet, few dare speak its name. Instead, four-fifths of those in “our” Congress recently proclaimed themselves loyal to a foreign nation and insisted that our commander-in-chief maintain an “unbreakable bond” with what the facts confirm is an enemy within.

Will the U.S. again be attacked? If so, will we focus our forces on the real enemy? Our veterans’ community is 27 million strong. Let your voice be heard. Our nation is at stake.

May 04 06:17

Jones feels not so unusually hot, after all

Now even Climategate’s Phil Jones, of the infamous Climatic Research Unit, concedes this warm period isn’t so unprecedented after all. CO2 Science reports on his latest joint paper:

In the words of the seven scientists, “temperatures during the warmest intervals of the Medieval Warm Period,” which they defined as occurring some 900 to 1300 years ago, “were as warm as or slightly warmer than present day Greenland temperatures.”

May 04 06:12

Aspirin Myth Busted: It Does Not Prevent Cardiovascular Disease Deaths At All

A recent meta-analysis of six prior studies into the risks and benefits of a daily aspirin in people considered "at risk" of cardiovascular disease found that heart benefits of the treatment were minimal, and were far outweighed by the increased risk of potentially fatal gastrointestinal bleeding.

"For those who do not have heart and circulatory disease the risk of serious bleeding outweighs the potential preventative benefits of taking aspirin," agreed the British Heart Foundation. "We advise people not to take aspirin daily, unless they check with their doctor. The best way to reduce your risk of developing this disease is to avoid smoking, eat a diet low in saturated fat and rich in fruit and vegetables and take regular physical activity."

May 04 06:03

Why Men Love War

The reasons and causes—territory, ideology, WMDs—may change with the times, but our lust for it is eternal.

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

May 04 05:57

Tax chat could land you a £5,000 fine: Big Brother law threatens innocent advice

Anybody who advises a friend to take out an Isa or gives them a similar tax-saving tip risks a £5,000 fine, experts warned yesterday.

They attacked proposed 'Big Brother' powers for HM Revenue and Customs which could ensnare those simply trying to help a friend, relative or colleague to cut their tax bill.

Innocent victims could include a person who mentions to a friend in the pub that an Isa is a way of saving £10,200 a year tax-free.

Even a vicar who encourages the congregation to donate money using the Gift Aid envelopes, rather than putting cash straight into the Sunday collection, may fall into the trap.

May 04 05:55

Postal vote fraud: 50 criminal inquiries nationwide amid fears bogus voters could swing election

Voter fraud could determine the outcome of the general election as evidence emerges of massive postal vote rigging.

Police have launched 50 criminal inquiries nationwide amid widespread cases of electoral rolls being packed with ‘bogus’ voters.

Officials report a flood of postal vote applications in marginal seats. With the outcome of the closest election in a generation hanging in the balance, a few thousand ‘stolen’ votes there could determine who wins the keys to Downing Street.

May 04 05:53

Brown worst PM says Labour candidate

A Labour candidate has launched a personal attack on Gordon Brown, saying he is "the worst prime minister we have had in this country".

Manish Sood, who is standing in North West Norfolk, added that Mr Brown was a "disgrace".

Mr Sood called Labour ministers "corrupt" and said the party had allowed immigration to get too high.

May 04 05:29

Is the War in Afghanistan Justified by 9/11?

“Whereas it is widely recognized that the US-led war in Afghanistan is illegal under international law, because it was never authorized by the UN Security Council, most Americans have believed that it was morally justified as a response to the 9/11 attacks, and many believe it is still justified as a necessary means to prevent another attack originating from that region. My lecture will present evidence showing that both of these beliefs are untrue, so that the 9/11 Truth Movement and more traditional Peace and Anti-War groups should be able to combine forces to oppose this illegal and immoral war.” - David Ray Griffin

David Ray Griffin speaks to a full house in Chicago, IL on April 27, 2010

May 04 00:43

Gates: Iran Speedboats a 'Threat' to US Navy in Gulf

"Iran is combining ballistic and cruise missiles, anti-ship missiles, mines, and swarming speedboats in order to challenge our naval power in that region," Gates told a conference of U.S. Navy advocates outside Washington.

(As usual) Gates did not elaborate on the perceived Iranian threat.

May 3, 2010

May 03 22:56

Will Hollywood Go the Way of Enron? Derivatives Come to the Movies

A "derivative" market is one that is "derived" from an underlying asset, but participants don't have to own the asset to play. Like gamblers at a race track, they can bet without owning a horse. Derivatives have now become a $605 trillion industry, about ten times the gross domestic product of all the countries of the world combined. This money is not contributing capital to businesses, helping the economy to grow. Rather, it is being diverted into wagers. Money is made by taking it from someone else.

Worse, half the wagers are negative: the players want the thing to fail. Warren Buffet called derivatives "financial weapons of mass destruction." By massively short selling a stock or a currency, speculators can actually force the price down. Derivatives can be used to sabotage not only businesses but whole economies. Derivatives have been blamed for such economic disasters as the collapse of Japan's stock market in 1987, the Asian crisis of 1998, and the recent collapse of Greece.

"But this is what rigged market capitalism is all about," he says. "It's not economics really. It's arson. They bet against a company or a country and then burn it down."

May 03 21:27

Imedi TV Anchor Pressed by Alasania over Fake Report

During a live interview with Tbilisi mayoral candidate, Irakli Alasania, an anchor of Imedi TV, Lasha Kharazishvili, came under persisting calls from the guest to apologize about his role in Imedi TV's fake news broadcast on renewed war with Russia.

Although being asked a question about a different issue, Alasania from the very beginning of the program started talking about importance of free media and congregated journalists in the studio with World Press Freedom Day and then said that he wished the fact similar to the one when "through direct involvement of the President" it was made possible to air fake report, would never reoccur.

Kharazishvili tried to interrupt Alasania for couple of times in one instance telling the mayoral candidate: "Here questions are asked by us."

May 03 19:30

Another Israeli "dual citizen" in the news

Shocked that the Zio-blog Breitbart would cover it - but their hatred of Clinton played a hand.


According to the current edition of the New Yorker, magazine, Beverly Hills billionaire Haim Saban donated $7 million to the Democratic National Committee for its new headquarters shortly after former president Bill Clinton personally lobbied the president of Brazil to approve a private business deal that netted Saban $1.5 billion in capital gains.

Describing the 2001 sale of Saban’s Fox Family network to Disney, which brought the Egyptian-born Saban — a dual citizen of Israel and the U.S. — $5.3 billion, author Connie Bruck writes:



May 03 16:31

Despite plan, not a single fire boom on hand on Gulf Coast at time of oil spill

If U.S. officials had followed up on a 1994 response plan for a major Gulf oil spill, it is possible that the spill could have been kept under control and far from land.

The problem: The federal government did not have a single fire boom on hand.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Okay, now this lays the blame for the destruction form the oil squarely on the Federal Government.

May 03 16:27

Secret Erik Prince/Blackwater Tape Exposed

The reclusive Blackwater founder tries to ban journalists and recorders from his speeches in front of friendly audiences. This time he failed.

May 03 15:18

What was Sen. Mike Bennett looking at during Senate session?

Sunshine State News reports that it captured video of Sen. Mike Bennett, R-Bradenton, "looking at pornographic material on his state-issued computer on the Senate floor."...

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Who does he think he is, the SEC?!?

May 03 15:01

Clinton, Ahmadinejad trade barbs over nukes at UN

Speaking from the podium of the General Assembly Hall, Clinton accused Iran of "flouting the rules" of the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty with its suspect uranium enrichment program, and said it is "time for a strong international response."

For his part, Ahmadinejad earlier rejected such allegations, saying Washington has offered not "a single credible proof."

May 03 14:54

Hearing prayer shuts off believers' brain activity

When some religiously devout people hear a charismatic healer speak the word of god , the regions of their brains involved in skeptical thinking and vigilance appear to shut down.

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"No, really; God wants you to suck on that! Honest! Amen!!!"

May 03 14:52

Oceanographer "Cannot Think Of Any Scenario Where The Oil Doesn't Eventually Reach The Florida Keys"

May 03 13:50

Keiser Report No38: Markets! Finance... Goldman Sachs, IMF is 'there to help Greece', The Bailout Buffet

This time Max Keiser and co-read more...host, Stacy Herbert, look at the scandals of bailout buffets for Too Big to Fail banks; selling complexity to very profitable unsophisticated investors; the IMF is 'there to help Greece' . . . in a Dr. Kervorkian kind of way. In the second half of the show, Max interviews economist Max Fraad Wolff about US government debt.

May 03 13:45

To See What Green Jobs Can Do, Look to Spain!

I've received some reports about the unfolding rout in Spain — described as David Calzada vs. Goliath Uriarte (the latter the head of Spain's Greenpeace) — by someone rather close to the issue: "The media has been reporting and quoting (the government's report admitting the collapse and spectacular costs of Spain's solar industry) in the last two days and it looks like they are scared. It´s normal. In a country that has already passed 20 percent unemployment, that will soon reach a 12 public deficit, and that has witnessed the financial meltdown in Greece, the current situation of the renewable sector is a big threat. Last year the cost of the renewable aid was HIGHER than the total cost of producing all the electricity for the country!!!"

May 03 13:14

Iran offers to help contain US oil spill

Iran offers to help contain US oil spill
Mon, 03 May 2010 13:29:49 GMT
The National Iranian Drilling Company (NIDC) has offered to assist the US in efforts to prevent an ecological disaster caused by the spreading oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
"NIDC managing director Heidar Bahmani announced the firm's readiness to use its decades-long expertise to fight the oil slick, the company's public relations office told Press TV.
"Our oil industry experts in the field of drilling can contain the rig leakage in the Gulf of Mexico and prevent an ecological disaster in that part of the world," Bahmani said."

May 03 13:02

The Hutaree Militia Case Falls Apart

While federal prosecutors have provided ample evidence that members of the Hutaree are passionately anti-government — what decent person isn’t? — they haven’t been able to demonstrate that the group did anything more than engage in survivalist training and indulge in apocalyptic rhetoric.

May 03 13:00

Out-of-Control Satellite Threatens Other Nearby Spacecraft

Galaxy 15 stopped responding to ground controllers on April 5. The satellite's manufacturer, Orbital Sciences Corp. of Virginia, has said an intense solar storm in early April may be to blame.

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"Hey, no problem, it came with a warranty. All you gotta do is bring it back to us and we will replace it!"

May 03 12:54

It's official: James A. Traficant Jr. is trying for a political comeback.

Files to Run for Congress as Independent

May 03 12:50

BP Offering $5K In Quick Cash To Poor Fishing Community in Alabama; State AG Asks Them To Stop

This is certainly an effective way to get the American public on your side. Yes, paying off poor people to sign off on their rights is really a thoughtful and generous public relations gesture:

Alabama Attorney General Troy King said tonight that he has told representatives of BP Plc. that they should stop circulating settlement agreements among coastal Alabamians.

The agreements, King said, essentially require that people give up the right to sue in exchange for payment of up to $5,000.

King said BP's efforts were particularly strong in Bayou La Batre.

May 03 12:37

Sun-shy mothers may raise MS risk in babies: study

Low vitamin D levels have long been linked to a higher risk of MS. Experts suspect an expectant mother's lack of exposure to sunlight - the main source of vitamin D - may affect the fetus's central nervous system or immune system, and predispose it to developing MS later in life.

In the Australian study, researchers combed birth records of 1,524 MS patients born between 1920 and 1950, and found there were more of them born in the months of November and December.

May 03 12:34

NYC Almost-Bomb

Funny how all the news coverage focuses on the cop, always named, who was the “first responder,” but never names and seldom even mentions the small businessman who called the smoking car to the cop’s attention.

May 03 12:34

Vitamin D in pill form may cut breast cancer risk

Women's dietary intake of vitamin D and calcium doesn't seem to influence their risk of breast cancer, before or after menopause, new research from Canada shows. But the findings do suggest that taking vitamin D in supplement form may be protective against the disease.

May 03 12:01

Peoples’ Destinies at the Mercy of False Reports

The rumors spread by Israeli president Shimon Peres in his statement to Mossad-linked media outlets about a Syrian role in providing Hezbollah with Scud missiles and the official American reaction to these rumors bring to mind the spectacle of Colin Powell, who served under both war makers, Bush senior and Bush junior, in the UN Security Council in 2003. He held a small glass container and claimed in front of the whole world that biological weapons the size of that container would endanger the lives of millions, that there was no doubt that Iraq was deceiving international inspectors and that the United States’ patience with Iraq was over.

May 03 12:00

Band Of Brothers author accused of fabrication for Eisenhower biography

His book Band of Brothers – which chronicled the exploits of one company of US airborne troops in second world war Europe – was turned into a highly praised TV series.

But now American historian Professor Stephen Ambrose, who was President Dwight D Eisenhower's official biographer and wrote or edited more than a dozen books about him, is embroiled in a posthumous controversy. It is alleged that he invented many meetings he claimed to have had with Eisenhower, and even fabricated entire interviews with him. The revelations have sent shock waves through the scholarly community in the United States.

May 03 11:59

This Is Why Tracking People Is So Dangerous

The NYPD is blasting this video around the internet of a suspect in the Times Square Non-Bombing. It is described by news media as a guy suspiciously "changing his shirt."

It looks to me like a guy taking off a sweater because it is a hot day.

May 03 11:57


Who Are the Jews Behind Palin in 2012?

May 03 11:56

New York police interview owner of SUV in failed car bombing

The SUV was parked near offices of Viacom Inc., which owns Comedy Central. The network recently aired an episode of the animated show "South Park" that the group Revolution Muslim had complained insulted the Prophet Muhammad by depicting him in a bear costume.

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Given that Revolution Muslim is a hoax website pretending to be Muslim extremists but actually created and run by Joseph Cohen, and given that the now discredited claim of a Pakistan Taliban group taking credit for the bombing attempt came from another Israeli propaganda operation run by the daughter of an executed Israeli spy, I think we can safely guess who staged this fizzled bombing attempt, and more to the point, who was supposed to be framed for it.

May 03 11:42

Game-changers: Why "conspiracy" issues matter most

Despite 9/11 being the only thing keeping us in Afghanistan, Noam Chomsky argues in so many words that it doesn't really matter whether or not 9/11 was an inside job, and that those who focus on this issue are undermining the antiwar movement. He uses the same "doesn't really matter" argument about political assassinations, such as those of JFK, RFK, MLK, Malcolm X, and Paul Wellstone.

Chomsky is wrong, and Griffin is right. It does matter. Here's why.

The really BIG issues, the ones that get tarred with the dreaded "conspiracy" label, are the game-changers. They're the crimes the ruling elite will never be able to explain away...the crimes that, if they are exposed, will destroy that elite's stranglehold on power.

May 03 11:41

Pro-Illegal Immigration protest sign

May 03 11:39

Mark’s Exclusive Interview with a Survivor from the Oil Rig Explosion

"James" - who was on the oil rig that blew in the Gulf - calls the Mark Levin Show and explains what occurred.

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the last minute or so he makes it very clear "it was not terrorism."

May 03 11:38

BP CEO: ‘It wasn’t our accident’ but we’ll clean spill; Liability waivers were ‘misstep’

The CEO of British Petroleum told NBC's Meredith Vieira that his company wasn't responsible for creating the oil spill but they are responsible for cleaning it up. And he told ABC that liability waivers that fishermen were being asked to sign was an "early misstep."

May 03 11:23

Despite Proximity Talks, 187,000 Israeli Homes Planned in Occupied Jerusalem

Despite immense international pressure to halt Israeli construction in occupied east Jerusalem and in all areas over the Green Line, Israel Land Fund founder Aryeh King on Sunday presented a plan that would see nearly 200,000 new housing units created there.

May 03 11:21

Israel Program to Deport Palestinians

On April 13, the Israeli army confirmed that a new military decree was in effect which, on the pretext of discouraging "infiltrations", will allow tens of thousands of Palestinians considered "illegal" in the West Bank-including East Jerusalem to be expelled. The decree will also allow them to be prosecuted by military tribunals for the offences, which are punishable by up to seven years of prison.

May 03 10:36

I am not kidding. The oil companies and the US Government plan to claim that the oil rig disaster was an attack and drop the costs on you.

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We are seeing these trial balloons all over, from Sorcha Faal's North Korean mini-sub to Pills Limbaugh's suggestion that eco-terrorists might have blown up the Deepwater Horizon.

BP/Transoceanic/Halliburton are looking at the most expensive accident in history, with billions of dollars in lawsuits already being filed by residents of the gulf coast states. The oil disaster, coming just weeks after Obama approved new coastal drilling, is a major political embarrassment heading into an election season. The US Government as a whole is looking incompetent with what appears to the public as the latest in a long line of infrastructure failures brought on by neglect. Both the oil companies and the US Government are off the hook if the public can be tricked into believing this disaster was an attack by North Korea, Eco-terrorists, or “Al Qaeda.”

Given that official US economic policy has been to protect corporate profits while dropping the losses onto the people, I fully expect a push to find a way to stick the taxpayer with the costs of this mess. Claiming that the oil rig was destroyed in a deliberate attack paves the way for the public to get stuck with the bill, and for the oil companies to get the lawsuits thrown out of court.

May 03 10:25

Obama Jokes about Killing People via Drones

At Saturday night's White House Correspondence Dinner, President Obama delivered some very funny lines (written by others), but in about 10 jokes he jokes about killing people via drones.

May 03 10:04

Are Prozac and Other Psychiatric Drugs Causing the Astonishing Rise of Mental Illness in America?

An interview with investigative reporter Robert Whitaker, about the dramatic increase in mental illness disability and its surprising cause.