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March 4, 2010

Mar 04 08:45

Native Indian Genocide: Parallels in Palestine

"One of the greatest crimes against humanity occurred right here in the United States of America. Support for the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People is a start to right this great wrong," declared the American Indian Movement in a press release on 24 September 2009.

Mar 04 08:39

Peace not wanted

Israel does not want peace with Syria. Let's take off all the masks we've been hiding behind and tell the truth for a change. Let's admit that there's no formula that suits us, except the ludicrous "peace for peace." Let's admit it to ourselves, at least, that we do not want to leave the Golan Heights, no matter what. Forget about all the palaver, all the mediations, all the efforts.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Israel loves wars ... as long as Americans pay for and fight them.

Mar 04 08:38

Old star is 'missing link' in galactic evolution

Dwarf galaxies are small galaxies with just a few million stars at most. They often orbit larger galaxies such as the Milky Way, which consists of hundreds of billions of stars. In the "bottom-up model" of galaxy formation, proposed in 1978 by Carnegie astronomers Leonard Searle and Robert Zinn (now at Yale University), large galaxies attained their size over billions of years by swallowing up their smaller neighbors. But if dwarf galaxies are the building blocks of larger galaxies, then the same kinds of stars should be found in both types of galaxies, especially in the case of old, "metal-poor" stars.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

They evolved eyes, and yet they cannot see.

The theory of stellar evolution is that all the heavier elements, including the metals, form in the heat and pressure of exploding stars. "Population I" Stars with heavy elements in them such as our own sun sweep up the debris from those earlier explosions during their formation. "Population II" stars, which precede the "Population I" stars (they were named before the relationship was fully understood) are hydrogen-only stars, devoid of the heavy elements.

But ...

If the theory of the Big Bang is correct, then the universe was created in the biggest explosion of all, an explosion which in that moment just after the "magic" when the universe started to operate under the rules we see today pressure and temperature was sufficient to create all the known elements right from the start. The expanding universe would have been riddled through with all the heavy elements right from the hypothetical moment of creation.

So, how to explain the "Population II" stars? In a post Big Bang universe there should not be any metal-poor stars!

Mar 04 08:30

Torture At Abu Ghraib: The Full Sworn Testimony Of Ali Shalal

On the 13th October, 2003 while I was going to prayer in the mosque in Al-Amraya, the American troops arrested me. They tied my hands to the back of my body and put a bag over my head. They took me to a small prison in a U.S. military camp in Al-Amraya.

Mar 04 08:21

Silencing Critics of Israel: Germany’s Fear Of Finkelstein

Norman Finkelstein, an internationally renowned scholar of the Israeli–Palestinian conflict, was due to talk about the state of the decades-old conflict and the situation in Gaza one year after the Israeli assault last week in Munich and Berlin. As part of a European speaking tour which would have led him to Germany for the first time since 2002, Finkelstein has been invited to speak in Prague at a number of prestigious institutions, such as the Institute of International Relations Prague, the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, and the Faculty of Philosophy and Arts at Charles University in Prague.

Mar 04 08:17

Students, professors to protest education cutbacks

A movement born of $1 billion in budget cuts to California's state university system has blossomed into a nationwide protest, as students and professors in 33 states will challenge administrators and state lawmakers to ante up.

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Mar 04 08:14

State Crimes Against Democracy

New research in the journal American Behavioral Scientist (Sage publications, February 2010) addresses the concept of “State Crimes Against Democracy” (SCAD). Professor Lance deHaven-Smith from Florida State University writes that SCADs involve highlevel government officials, often in combination with private interests, that engage in covert activities for political advantages and power.

Mar 04 08:06

Where did the flu go this winter?

While infection control experts are grateful for a much-needed reprieve after the chaos of the H1N1 pandemic, they are scratching their heads and wondering what happened to the regular seasonal flu in North America.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The flu viruses cannot afford to live here any more.

Mar 04 08:05

Feds weigh expansion of Internet monitoring

Greater federal involvement in privately operated networks may spark privacy or surveillance concerns, not least because of the NSA's central involvement in the Bush administration's warrantless wiretapping scandal. Earlier reports have said that Einstein 3 has the ability to read the content of emails and other messages, and that AT&T has been asked to test the system. (The Obama administration says the "contents" of communications are not shared with the NSA.)

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And of course Obama keeps all his promises!

Mar 04 08:03

Israel's "Sayanim" in the media try to spin away the Dubai murder.

Mar 04 08:03

It’s Time for Israel's Friends To Condemn Its Acts Of Terrorism

By and large a one-dimensional approach has characterised our approach to understanding the phenomenon of terrorism. However, the recent killing of a Hamas figure, Mahmoud al-Mabhouh, in Dubai should make us cast our net wider to focus also on state terrorism.

Mar 04 08:02

Al Gore a fine choice for honorary degree

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Gore gets an honorary doctorate to paper over his lack of science training, but read the comments and attendant poll; nobody is buying this latest attempt to prop up global warming.


Mar 04 08:00

Fuel Taxes Must Rise, Harvard Researchers Say

To meet the Obama administration’s targets for cutting greenhouse gas emissions, some researchers say, Americans may have to experience a sobering reality: gas at $7 a gallon.

To reduce carbon dioxide emissions in the transportation sector 14 percent from 2005 levels by 2020, the cost of driving would simply have to increase, according to a forthcoming report by researchers at Harvard’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs.

Mar 04 07:57

In 'Eisenhower’s Death Camps': A U.S. Prison Guard Remembers

In Andernach about 50,000 prisoners of all ages were held in an open field surrounded by barbed wire. The women were kept in a separate enclosure that I did not see until later. The men I guarded had no shelter and no blankets. Many had no coats. They slept in the mud, wet and cold, with inadequate slit trenches for excrement. It was a cold, wet spring, and their misery from exposure alone was evident.

Mar 04 07:55

My Family’s Ongoing Nakba Story

One of the most traumatic effects wrought upon Palestinian society by the 1948 Nakba, or the dispossession of historic Palestine, is the physical separation it forced upon Palestinians, between those in the diaspora and the refugees, between those living in the Palestinian territories occupied in 1967 and those who became citizens of Israel. Yet this process is ongoing to this very day, and targets even individual families, like mine. This is our story.

Mar 04 07:55

Twelve New England towns demand 9/11 reinvestigation

A new movement to reinvestigate the 9/11 attacks is gaining pace in the US. With major public support, 12 towns are set to decide whether to ask the federal government for a new independent probe.

Mar 04 07:55

The Pentagon’s Runaway Budget

With his decision to boost defense spending, President Obama is continuing the process of re-inflating the Pentagon that began in late 1998 — fully three years before the 9/11 attacks on America. The FY 2011 budget marks a milestone, however: The inflation-adjusted rise in spending since 1998 will probably exceed 100 percent in real terms by the end of the fiscal year. Taking the new budget into account, the Defense Department has been granted about $7.2 trillion since 1998, when the post-Cold War decline in defense spending ended.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Wake up and smell the napalm - the US is on a war footing. WW3 is coming, and this time, WE are the "bad guys."

Mar 04 07:54

Gordon Brown Seeks To Change Law In Order To Further Support Israeli War Crimes

British Prime Minister Gordon Brown is defending his decision to change the law allowing private people to demand arrest warrants against foreign leaders and officers visiting Britain.

The government’s decision to change the law was made following an arrest warrant issued against Israeli Opposition Chairwoman Tzipi Livni, who was scheduled to visit London last year.

Mar 04 07:45

DNS Down

This site is dedicated to the proposition, that one day, DNS will NOT be available. Due to malicious hackers, UN intervention (so called "Net Neutrality" laws or treaties, "Internet Fairness Doctrines", or other MISmanagement interventions (content firewalls), or just plain old fashioned WAR, if the DNS system goes down, or your sites are blocked, even though the whole internet isn't, you're down...but maybe not. With a new twist on an old technology, you won't even feel a glitch. If you DOWNLOAD our products, you will have your own private DNS SERVER, which taken together, are impervious to DNS problems.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The only problem with a local DNS is that it does not get automatic updates. If a website you know and love like WRH changes their IP (as we did a few weeks back) you will have to manually change the local hosts file.

But as a backup to a "terrorist" (nudge nudge) take-down of DNS, this might be handy to hang onto!

Mar 04 07:43

6.4 quake hits Vanuatu - is Pacific plate still "ringing" from Chile quake?

Mar 04 07:37

IRS Commissioner Evades The Question On The Legality Of Income Tax

Mar 04 07:33


In case any of my readers have any doubts as to the type of people that are settling into Palestinian OWNED homes in Sheikh Jarrah, the following should clarify the matter.

These illegal settlers are truly among the lowest forms of life as we know it.

These are not ordinary people, they are inflicted with a deadly virus known as zionism. To date, there is no known cure.

Mar 04 07:32

Fallujah doctors report growth in birth defects

It seems they went out of their way to NOT mention Depleted uranium, instead blaming white phosphorus which can likely be more easily dismissed as the cause. A Red herring?

Mar 04 07:31


Mar 04 07:29


The author of the following is a professor at the University of Haifa. His dribble appeared in the zionist rag from Brooklyn called the Jewish Press.

I have never seen anything as vile as this.

Mar 04 07:28


Mar 04 07:24

New data: Mega-quake could strike near Seattle

Using sophisticated seismometers and GPS devices, scientists have been able to track minute movements along two massive tectonic plates colliding 25 miles or so underneath Washington state's Puget Sound basin. Their early findings suggest that a mega-earthquake could strike closer to the Seattle-Tacoma area, home to some 3.6 million people, than was thought earlier.....

Mar 04 07:18

The Murderous Mossad and 9-11

The Mossad has been at it again: The recent assassination of a Hamas military leader in Dubai looks conclusively like the Israelis' handiwork. No doubt, they hoped for a little more anonymity in the aftermath--they likely didn't expect the Dubai authorities to be quite so technologically competent...Either we are complicit or we are not--there's no ethical halfway zone in the matter of targeted assassinations.
- Melik Kaylan, "Mossad Madness", Forbes, February 26, 2010

Mar 04 07:17

Veterans push for climate bill with new ‘Operation Free’ coalition

Under the name of Operation Free, the group aims to rally other vets to the cause. “We’re a coalition of leading veterans and national security organizations who recognize that climate change is a major threat, and support fast, bold action,” reads its website. “It is time for Americans to rise to the challenge, and we’re taking on the fight.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"So, if you deny Human-Caused Global Warming, you're helping the terrorists!" -- Saint Al of the Gore

Mar 04 07:14

Seminole County Environmental News Examiner Add to favorites Examiner Bio Arctic Ocean warming, icebergs growing scarce, Washington Post reports

Writes the Post: “Reports from fishermen, seal hunters and explorers. . . all point to a radical change in climate conditions and . . . unheard-of temperatures in the Arctic zone . . . Great masses of ice have been replaced by moraines of earth and stones . . . while at many points well-known glaciers have entirely disappeared.”

More evidence of human-caused global warming? Hardly.

The above report of runaway Arctic warming is from a Washington Post story published Nov. 2, 1922 and bears an uncanny resemblance to the tales of global warming splattered across the front pages of today's newspapers. It is one of many historical accounts published during the past 140 years describing climate changes and often predicting catastrophic cooling or warming.

Mar 04 07:13

Britain Grapples With Debt of Greek Proportions

Suddenly, investors are asking if Britain may soon face its own sovereign debt crisis if the government fails to slash its growing budget deficits quickly enough to escape the contagious fears of financial markets.

Mar 04 07:11


How would you feel if your child's testicles was being crushed in front of you? Do you think you would admit to being a terrorist or make something up to stop your son crying out in excruciating pain? I WOULD, I would even make something up.

Mar 04 07:06

Microsoft: ISPs should quarantine infected PCs

Scott Charney, Microsoft's corporate vice president of trustworthy computing, said quarantining systems was the only effective way of dealing with the threat of botnets on consumer PCs.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Oh? I thought firing squads for the botnet creators might work and cost a lot less!

Mar 04 07:00

Bowing to Jewish Pressure

Prime Minister Gordon Brown has announced plans today to stop the issue of arrest warrants for foreign officials such as Tzipi Livni, Ehud Barak and other Israeli war criminals who were forced to cancel planned trips to London after arrest warrants were issued against them. Under Brown’s proposals, the Crown Prosecution Service will take over responsibility for prosecuting war crimes and other violations of international law.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Israel gets a get-out-of-jail-free card from Gordon Brown-nose.

Mar 04 06:59

US: The next USSR

Mar 04 06:56

Police raid Never Get Busted HQ, Barry Cooper arrested

Officers allegedly seized their computers, phones and other digital media. Barry is allegedly being charged with a misdemeanor offense. Candi claimed the charge is making a false report to a police officer, in relation to a sting operation her husband recently carried out against an officer in Liberty Hill, Texas.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The police conduct sting operations against the people all the time, but when the people conduct sting operations to catch a dirty cop, they can count on being arrested!

Mar 04 06:51

Polar bears survived previous ice thaw... but they won't be so lucky this time, warn experts

New research suggests the species was able to rapidly adapt at a time when Earth was in the last stages of an ice age and was beginning to warm.

However, scientists have warned they may not be able to repeat this feat, should temperatures continue to rise.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I keep telling you; the Global Warming Cult are not giving up.

Mar 04 06:50

Documents reveal leaks and spills at national virus lab

It sits smack in the centre of downtown Winnipeg and contains some of the world's deadliest pathogens behind air-tight walls and biosafety cabinets.

But new documents reveal Canada's National Microbiology Lab isn't immune to leaks, spills and failures in restricted areas where lethal organisms are housed.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Around here, when a new illness starts making the rounds, we joke that they must have dropped another test-tube at the bio-weapons lab!

Maybe it isn't a joke!

Mar 04 06:47

Economic “Crisis” = One World Corporate Socialist Government Opportunity

With the continuing global economic “crisis” brought on by the international banksters, the European community—which already has one common awful fiat currency (the Euro)—is now talking about creating a European economic government to oversee the economies of all of the individual European states. Of course, this was the whole point of creating the economic “crisis” in the first place.

Mar 04 06:46

Detroit homes sell for $1 amid mortgage and car industry crisis

Some might say Jon Brumit overpaid when he stumped up $100 (£65) for a whole house. Drive through Detroit neighbourhoods once clogged with the cars that made the city the envy of America and there are homes to be had for a single dollar.

Mar 04 06:45


Hirsch also announced that label’s first film will be based on the life of Holocaust refugee Anne Frank, though the age of the character will be altered in order to comply with Unite States law.

“The story of Anne Frank is one that I find particularly compelling,” continued Hirsch. “The script we have going is a really interesting and compelling blend of a young girls desire to survive in the midst of the horror of the Holocaust, and the innermost sexual desires of a young woman. We also plan to film an alt version of the film which will of course involve Nazi’s and lots of leather.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I think I will pass on this one.

Mar 04 06:44

Why all this media manipulation being directed against Hugo Chavez?

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Because the US is planning to expand the World War into South America

Mar 04 06:44

Greece should sell islands

'The Greek state must sell stakes in companies and also assets such as, for example, unpopulated islands,' Frank Schaeffler, a member of parliament for the pro-business Free Democrats, Merkel's coalition partner, told the Bild daily.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"After all, those ultra-rich Wall Street CEOs need someplace to retire to with all their bailout trillions!"

Mar 04 06:43

Gordon Brown 'blunders cost every family £50,000': PM to blame for ruining the economy, say Tories

Gordon Brown's economic blunders have cost every family in Britain £50,000, the Tories claim today.

Mar 04 06:42

The slave labour graduates: Cynical firms are forcing thousands of high flyers to work for nothing - or even making them pay for the privilege

Welcome to the world of the graduate intern - a world of unpaid work where the academically gifted are treated like schoolchildren on work experience, the promise of a 'proper' job dangled carrot-like in front of their noses.

Indeed, so desperate are university leavers for employment that not only are they willing to work for free but some are actually paying thousands of pounds for the privilege.

They know that, at a time when one million under-25s are unemployed, when it comes to getting a job, then the fuller the CV the better.

The problem is, of course, that it is a route that only the well-off can even consider.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Why not just call them slaves and get it over with?

Mar 04 06:42

Zionism and the Third Reich

In spite of the basic hostility between the Hitler regime and international Jewry, for several years Jewish Zionist and German National Socialist interests coincided. In collaborating with the Zionists for a mutually desirable and humane solution to a complex problem, the Third Reich was willing to make foreign exchange sacrifices, impair relations with Britain and anger the Arabs. Indeed, during the 1930s no nation did more to substantively further Jewish-Zionist goals than Hitler's Germany.

Mar 04 06:40


THE scandal over MPs’ expenses has gripped voters more than any other political news over the past year – but some still trust politicians, says a report out today.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The real story here is that 3/4 of the British public do not trust Parliament any more.

Mar 04 06:39

118 UN members reaffirm support for Iran's N-program

"NAM confirms the basic and inalienable right of all states to the development, research, production and use of atomic energy for peaceful purposes, without any discrimination and in conformity with their respective legal obligations," the statement said.

"Therefore, nothing should be interpreted in a way as inhibiting or restricting the right of states to develop atomic energy for peaceful purposes," it added.

"States' choices and decisions including those of the Islamic Republic of Iran in the field of peaceful uses of nuclear technology and its fuel cycle policies must be respected," the 118-member movement said in its statement.

Mar 04 06:30

Government Swine Flu Ad Portrays Vaccine Skeptics As Raving Lunatics

A glib 33 second propaganda ad produced by the Kentucky Department for Public Health portrays skeptics of the swine flu vaccine as raving lunatics, despite the fact that the head of the Council of Europe’s investigation into the 2009 outbreak labeled it “one of the greatest medical scandals of the century.”

The commercial, which is entitled ‘H1N1 Vaccine Myths,’ features a group of office workers spewing ridiculous theories about the swine flu vaccine that have never been embraced by any vaccine skeptic, in an attempt to build a classic straw man and smear people who question the necessity for taking the shot as unstable lunatics.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The commercial is not only silly and heavy handed but shows the government to be on the defensive.

Mar 04 06:27

NOAA's chief cop shredded documents in November

Dale J. Jones, whose decade as the head of federal fisheries law enforcement has produced a dossier of alleged heavy-handed practices against the fishing community, authorized a mass document-shredding operation last November while under scrutiny by the U.S. Commerce Department inspector general's office, a federal committee chairwoman charged yesterday.

Mar 04 06:25

Muslim woman refuses body scan at airport

A Muslim woman was barred from boarding a flight after she refused to undergo a full body scan for religious reasons.

The passenger was passing through security at Manchester Airport when she was selected at random for a full-body scanner.

She was warned that she would be stopped from boarding the plane but she decided to forfeit her ticket to Pakistan rather than submit to the scan. Her female travelling companion also declined to step into the scanner, citing “medical reasons” for her refusal.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I have a good story for you all. Yesterday my wife flew to a convention where we hope she will sell some of her music. We purchased one of the special TSA-approved locks for her luggage. The TSA, apparently too stoned or too stupid to see the special TSA logo on the brand-new lock .... cut it off of her suitcase with bolt cutters and threw it away!

Mar 04 06:20

Terror Plot Emerges as Secret Service Game

The Sauerland group were declared to be members of the Islamic Jihad Union, an alleged terrorist organisation based in Uzbekistan.

Almost two years later, the case is before the higher regional court in Duesseldorf, some 460 km southwest of Berlin, and should come to a close early 2010.

But now, the case has ceased to be "the serious terrorist threat" it was called. It is now a mysterious puzzle of secret service games, prosecutors' alarmism spread by the media, and basic failures of justice.

The supposedly dangerous group members have emerged as no more than some muddle-heads. They had no links whatsoever to international Islamic terror groups.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The American media is reporting the case somewhat "differently."

Mar 04 06:17

US: The Next USSR Believe It

Author Dmitry Orlov criticizes the U.S. government's response to the economic crisis, arguing that current popular economic models are not equipped to deal with the problem. Orlov explains his worst-case scenario: that if current trends continue, the U.S. may collapse, ending up as "a defunct nation composed of many wretched little feifdoms."

Mar 04 06:16

Debt & Taxes

The premise of an income tax, that government has a right to the fruits of your labor, is antithetical to a free society. An income tax implies that a government owns you and allows you to keep a portion of what you make.

No judge would ever challenge the constitutionality of a $1+ trillion revenue source. But the constitutionality of the 16th Amendment is clearly questionable, if for no other reason than it is not an apportioned tax (Article 1 Section 2). Even if an income tax is constitutional, certainly a progressive tax cannot be. Article I Section 9 states "No capitation, or other direct, tax shall be laid, unless in proportion to the census or enumeration herein before directed to be taken."

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"Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shown, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations pursuing invariably the same Object, evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government" -- The Declaration of Independence

Mar 04 05:23

Soros, Goldman, Hedge Funds Attack Greece, Euro

Financial Warfare Exposed - Soros, Goldman Sachs,
Hedge Funds Attack Greece To Smash Euro

Mar 04 03:02

State Crimes Against Democracy

New research in the journal American Behavioral Scientist (Sage publications, February 2010) addresses the concept of “State Crimes Against Democracy” (SCAD). Professor Lance deHaven-Smith from Florida State University writes that SCADs involve highlevel government officials, often in combination with private interests, that engage in covert activities for political advantages and power.

Mar 04 02:50

“Coffee Party” Founder Is Obama Campaign Operative

Billed as an alternative grassroots movement to the Tea Party, which has been for the most part absorbed by mainline Republicans and Neoconservatives, the “Coffee Party” promised to wake up politically minded Americans and offered a different avenue for the freedom movement.

However, the so called founder of the Coffee Party has been quickly exposed as an Obama campaign operative, whose caffeine concept was purely designed to undermine and co-opt the Tea Party ideology.

Mar 04 02:46

Floor Statement on Assasinations.. Ron Paul

Mar 04 00:24

Carts of Darkness: North Vancouver 'Can Collectors' Race shopping carts down hills for spare Money (Documentary Film)

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Everyone has a story to tell and every story has its place. For some the story told is heard by a couple of down and outs under a bridge or beside a dumpster. Either way every story deserves its day. Murray Siple an ex-action sports filmmaker gives us a brief look into the lives of the outlaw can collectors in North Vancouver.

March 3, 2010

Mar 03 22:16

Climate Panel Pile-Up: UN to double-check fuzzy research

RT Video

"There is no such thing as an independent UN panel"

Mar 03 20:58

Taser Use By Louisville Police - Analysis of 18 Months Of Stun Gun Incidents


With Taser-related deaths in the United States now topping 200 -- and two deaths in Louisville after police Taser shootings – WLKY decided to take a closer look at who's getting zapped, how often, and why.

Mar 03 20:56

FLASHBACK: Experts Urging Broader Inquiry in Towers' Fall

"This is almost the dream team of engineers in the country working on this, and our hands are tied," said one team member who asked not to be identified. Members have been threatened with dismissal for speaking to the press.

...But during a recovery effort that received worldwide praise, the city made one decision that has been endlessly second-guessed. To deal with nearly 300,000 tons of crumpled steel, the city quickly decided to ship it to scrap recyclers.

Mar 03 20:37

Legislative Update - Anti-Liberty Bill Moves to Iowa House

Urgent Update:

While SF 2357 passed the Iowa Senate last week a few good changes were made to the bill, due in part to your efforts at contacting your senators. It's still a bad bill and it will likely be up for a vote in the Iowa House very soon, though it may be assigned a different number by then. Please Click Here to contact your State Representative as soon as possible and urge them to vote NO on the bill most recently known as SF 2357. You can Click Here to read the bill and track its progress.

Thanks to PoorOldToby.

Mar 03 19:56

California Demands 80% of Income Tax Paid Before It's Even Earned

I just picked up tax documents from my CPA. California require me to pay 30% of my estimated tax for the year on 04/15/10 and another 50% by 06-15-10. The balance of 20% is due on 01-15-11.

They want 80% of my annual estimate after 6 months, taxing me on money I have yet to earn for the year.

Mar 03 19:43

Drugs, Guns and Dirt

Officers quickly identified the thief and "flipped" him, that is, they got him to help catch the person to whom he sold the leggings. The agents set up a controlled buy--they had the thief repurchase the leggings using marked bills, and then obtained a search warrant to retrieve the money.

As the agents stormed the trailer, the suspect ran out the back, where the cover team stopped him at gunpoint. "What are you guys here for?" he said. "Are you here for the meth?"

Mar 03 18:54

FAA = I can't say it..

"An air traffic controller who brought his son to work let the youngster read a few routine messages to pilots — and then brought in another child the next day — in an incident that amused pilots but not the Federal Aviation Administration.

Authorities suspended the controller and a supervisor Wednesday after a recording of the radio calls was posted on the Internet, then reported by a Boston television station."

Mar 03 18:49

Feb 2010 Issue of the American Behavioral Scientist Devoted to State Crimes Against Democracy: The Case of September 11, 2001

Each issue offers comprehensive analysis of a single topic.

The six papers in the February 2010 issue are devoted to the recent concept of "State Crimes Against Democracy (SCAD's)," with emphasis on 9/11 and on how human behavior has failed to recognize its reality.

What are SCAD's?

"SCADs differ from earlier forms of political corruption in that they frequently involve political, military, and/or economic elites at the very highest levels of the social and political order," explains one essay.

Mar 03 18:14

Friction over young photography whiz's art

The elders at Ecclesia Church were expecting something tame from Jackson Potts II for their annual Stations of the Cross art display.

Instead, the 10-year-old produced a photo of his kid brother being beaten by a police officer. Jackson says it's a modern-day interpretation of Roman soldiers beating Jesus.

Mar 03 18:11

Declan McCullagh on Alex Jones Radio Show - Mar. 3, 2010

Alex talks with Declan McCullagh, who specializes in computer security and privacy issues, talks with Alex about the growing threats to internet freedom. Alex also covers the latest news and takes your calls.

Mar 03 18:02

SEIU Stern Explains Plan to Loot Country

The entire health care program (designed by Stern) has always been about one thing – UNIONS. Lifting the responsibility of medical payments by union funds will cover the loss of diminishing membership, failing revenues and over-expenditure. It will permanently transfer the burden of responsibility from union officials to the American taxpayers. It will free up union dollars to exponentially expand their power base throughout the world.

Mar 03 17:05

University of California campus erupts in riots

Violence breaks out as students at the flagship school of the University of California protest stiff tuition hikes.

Mar 03 16:48

“Peace or apartheid” are not the only options for Israel

Alan Hart warns that unless President Barack Obama finds the courage “to require Israel to be serious about peace" with the Palestinians and its Arab neighbours, then we could face the real prospect of the Zionist state ethnically cleansing its Arab citizens, expelling the Palestinians from the occupied West Bank and leaving Gazans “to rot to death”.

Mar 03 16:47

taxing soda and trash in philly... see. it will never stop unless we stop it.

Mar 03 15:59

Pundits say Israeli action on holy sites may spark another Intifada

Clashes on the Temple Mount plaza in Jerusalem's Old City Sunday capped a week of violence since the declaration of Hebron's Tomb of the Patriarchs and Rachel's Tomb in Bethlehem as official Israel heritage locations.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

That is WHY Israel did it; to provoke a reaction that Israel can use to justify a new campaign of aggression and land theft against the Palestinians.

Mar 03 15:43

Whatever happened to bin Laden?

Mar 03 15:34

Ron Paul Wins Congressional Primary in Landslide - 80.76%

Mar 03 14:41

Taxes in Texas (and everywhere else)

"Born Free, Taxed to Death" was chillyphantom's poem post for the day.. So I put on my clown makeup, and shot it in my kitchen with my digital camera and with a tambourine under my foot and a tinfoil hat. I think I got the spirit of the poem. (although I kinda flubbed a verse or two).... :-)

Mar 03 14:35

FLASHBACK - Japan admits secret pact: reports

A Japanese government team has found documents on an alleged secret pact with the United States to transport nuclear weapons through its territory, after decades of official denial, reports said on Sunday.

Mar 03 14:16

Paul Ryan — the Man Who Could Save America

Paul Ryan — the Man Who Could Save America

Since the stunning result of the Massachusetts senatorial race, President Obama has softened his tone quite a bit, essentially saying to Republicans that if they have any good ideas, “Bring ’em on.”

Whether he’s sincere or not remains to be seen, but the implication is that he’s unworried, because in his opinion the opposition party only knows how to criticize and doesn’t have anything constructive to say.

He needs to call Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan, ranking member of the Committee on the Budget, and have him over for tea.

Mar 03 13:48

Green Stimulus Jobs Going to China?

Mar 03 13:35

Determine whether your PC is part of a botnet

Mar 03 13:01

Newspapers’ Online Ads Are Worse Than You Think

Those already-dismal online advertising numbers you’ve seen for newspapers? They’re badly inflated.

Mar 03 12:58

Hitler’s “Big Lie” reborn: US lies for war with Iran bigger, more Orwellian than war lies with Iraq

*hyperlinks and videos live at source*

The American public is being played; duped into one unlawful War of Aggression after another. The criminal perpetrator of these war lies is a controlling faction of our own government. The evidence in this article will prove beyond any doubt that “war lies” is the accurate term; lies in Orwellian opposite of the verifiable facts, lies that cannot be reasonably construed as misinterpretations or well-intended mistakes.

These are what political historians reference as “Big Lies;” so massive and evil that ordinary citizens initially reject the objective evidence because they can’t imagine their leadership being literal psychopaths. Big Lies evoke sufficient cognitive dissonance for the public to embrace the Big Lie…but only for a time.

Mar 03 12:46

Internet polls as lab rats for vote rigging

This has me wondering if MSM internet polls are really put out there to test the waters, so to speak, to determine how much vote rigging needs to be done to make the “official” poll numbers match the “official” vote count on election night.

Mar 03 12:46

FLASHBACK - U.S. Once Deployed 12,000 Atom Arms In 2 Dozen Nations

The United States stored 12,000 nuclear weapons and components in at least 23 countries and 5 American territories during the cold war -- including Morocco, Japan, Iceland, Puerto Rico and Cuba -- according to an article based on a recently declassified document.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The US has the brass balls to complain about Iran's shambolic efforts to build one civilian nuclear power plant -something they've tried to start up for 35 Years with little success ..The rest of the world has been handed nukes like candy bars -handed out by Uncle Sam

Mar 03 12:25

The Murderous Mossad and 9-11

Thanks to http://kennysideshow.blogspot.com/ for this link.


The Mossad has been at it again: The recent assassination of a Hamas military leader in Dubai looks conclusively like the Israelis' handiwork. No doubt, they hoped for a little more anonymity in the aftermath--they likely didn't expect the Dubai authorities to be quite so technologically competent...Either we are complicit or we are not--there's no ethical halfway zone in the matter of targeted assassinations.
- Melik Kaylan, "Mossad Madness", Forbes, February 26, 2010

Mar 03 12:13

Chilean authorities warn of possible tsunami

Authorities in Chile warned of a possible tsunami and evacuated residents in some coastal cities Wednesday after a strong aftershock caused concerns that large waves could hit shore within an hour.

Officials in the fishing village of Dichato and in Concepcion told residents they had one hour to leave low-lying areas.

Mar 03 12:13


Webmaster's Commentary: 

Computer crooks are using the census in their phishing schemes!

Mar 03 12:09

Spanish police arrest masterminds of 'massive' botnet

Spanish police have arrested three men responsible for one of the world's biggest networks of virus-infected computers. All are Spanish citizens with no criminal records and limited hacking skills. It is estimated the so-called Mariposa botnet was made up of 13 million computers in 190 countries. It included PCs inside more than half of Fortune 1000 companies and more than 40 major banks.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Waterboard his computer.

Make him watch!

Mar 03 12:09

America's Deadliest Sweetener Betrays Millions, Then Hoodwinks You With Name Change

After all, aspartame was previously listed by the Pentagon as a biochemical warfare agent!

It’s hard to believe such a chemical would be allowed into the food supply, but it was, and it has been wreaking silent havoc with people’s health for the past 30 years.

Mar 03 12:07

OK Go - This Too Shall Pass - RGM version

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Because it's fun. THAT's why!

Mar 03 12:01

Mossad Comes to America: Death Squads by Invitation

The principle propaganda mouthpiece of the Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations (PMAJO), the Daily Alert (DA), has come out in full support for Israel’s practice of extra-judicial, extra-territorial assassination.

Mar 03 12:00

Drano Bomb Goes Off In Detroit School

Students at Phoenix Multicultural School on Detroit's southwest side were evacuated Wednesday morning after a "Drano bomb" detonated inside the building, said authorities.

The explosive device, made of household cleaning chemicals, went off in the hallway of the building at about 8:30 a.m., sending fumes into the air, said a school official.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This sort of thing used to happen all the time at school when I was a kid. It never got coverage in the news.

Mar 03 11:50

You Could Now Be Arrested, In America, Just For Mentioning Europe's Problems Over Dinner

Apparently, it could now be considered collusion if you simply share economic opinions over dinner

Mar 03 11:44

Canadian opposition leader reverses his earlier stand that Israel practices apartheid

As Ignatieff pointed out in 2002, Israel is an Apartheid State.

It appears that since then, Ignatieff's mental faculties have become somewhat muddled. For in 2010, he is now condemning himself. Since in Canada we benefit from Medicare coverage (at least as of this week), I suggest Mr. Ignatieff consult with a medical professional to get to the root of his disorganized thinking.

Mar 03 11:02

Israel is An Apartheid State and That is Why They are Losing Legitimacy

Last week the Ontario Legislature unanimously passed a resolution denouncing Israel Apartheid Week submitted by PC Peter Shure who said calling Israel an apartheid state was "close to hate speech." While there were only 30 MPP's in the Legislature at the time, NDP MPP Cheri di Novo was one of them and spoke in favour of the resolution. This week a Conservative MP is introducing a resolution calling IAW anti-Semitic.

South African apartheid had three pillars of apartheid and Israel shares all three.

Mar 03 10:44

Justices Signal They're Ready to Make Gun Ownership a National Right

David G. Savage
Los Angeles Times
Tue, 02 Mar 2010 18:49 EST

A high court majority reviewing a handgun ban in Chicago indicates that it sees the right to 'bear arms' as national in scope, and can be used to strike down some state and local gun regulations.

Reporting from Washington - Most of the Supreme Court justices who two years ago said the 2nd Amendment protects individual gun rights signaled during arguments Tuesday that they are ready to extend this right nationwide and to use it to strike down some state and local gun regulations.

Mar 03 10:20

Obama caught Lip-Synching Speech

Obama caught Lip-Synching Speech

After Obama slips up during an address on health care, White House officials are forced to admit the president occasionally uses a backing track for important speeches. (There’s probably more truth here than people realize…. How much of a puppet is Barack Obama?)

Mar 03 10:07


The Israel Defense Forces called off a raid in Palestinian territory after a soldier posted details, including the time and place, on the social networking website Facebook, Army Radio reported on Wednesday.

The soldier – since relieved of combat duty – described in a status update how his unit planned a “clean-up” arrest raid in a West Bank area, Army Radio said.

Mar 03 10:06


The Israel Defense Forces says it is using information on Israelis who demonstrate against the separation fence in a bid to deny them entry at nearby checkpoints. Israelis and others demonstrate every Friday at the villages of Bil’in and Na’alin.

Mar 03 10:06


The Israeli Authorities decided to file charges against a 12-year-old Palestinian child from the southern West Bank city of Hebron after arresting him and charging him with throwing stones at the Israeli military.

Mar 03 10:04


Exposing Israel’s war crimes and crimes against humanity should therefore be viewed as an essential component in the enduring Palestinian struggle for freedom and justice. It is also a pre-requisite for undermining the mendacious Israeli narrative, notoriously based on lies, half-truths and distortion of history.

Mar 03 10:03

Biden to speak directly to Israelis from Tel Aviv

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden will address the Israeli public directly next week during a speech he is scheduled to deliver at Tel Aviv University, focusing on American commitment to Israel's security, Iran's nuclear program and the peace process.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Why is the AMERICAN Vice President making speeches in and to Israel?

I know, I know; rhetorical question. Biden is going to run in 2016 and is making the obligatory obeisance to the masters of the universe.

Mar 03 10:01

4 reasons we get ripped off

What we don't realize, Sullivan said, is that the most effective salespeople are the ones who persuade us to let down our guard. They're charming, convincing and often devoid of conscience -- able to lie without remorse. They don't care if a transaction is good for you as long it's good for them.

They are, in other words, sociopaths, and they're surprisingly common, according to author and psychologist Martha Stout, who estimated in her book "The Sociopath Next Door" that up to 4% of the population is sociopathic.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

That explains Washington DC!

Mar 03 09:59

Israel urges US to act alone, as anti-Iran bids fail

As US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton tours Latin America to recruit support for new international sanctions on Iran over its nuclear program, Tel Aviv urges Washington to adopt Cuba-like embargos against Tehran.

Israel and the US accuse Iran of seeking nuclear arms, as Tel Aviv threatens to attack Iranian nuclear installations and Washington warns of keeping 'all options on the table,' including economic sanctions and military measures.

Iran, however, says its program, which is extensively monitored by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), is directed at the civilian applications of the technology. The country has also called on all nuclear powers to abandon atomic weaponry and eliminate all such arsenal.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"We don't have nuclear weapons, and we'll nuke anybody who says we do!!!!" -- Israel

Mar 03 09:58

Audio indicates child directed air traffic at JFK Airport

A child apparently directed pilots last month from the air traffic control center at John F. Kennedy Airport, one of the nation's busiest airports, according to audio clips. The Federal Aviation Administration said Wednesday that it was investigating.

The child can be heard on the tape making five transmissions to pilots preparing for takeoff.

In one exchange, the child can be heard saying, "JetBlue 171 contact departure." The pilot responds: "Over to departure JetBlue 171, awesome job."

The child appears to be under an adult's supervision, because a male voice then comes on and says with a laugh, "That's what you get, guys, when the kids are out of school."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Hey, at least they are teaching the kids something USEFUL!

Mar 03 09:54

Notable Monetary Quotes

Notable Monetary Quotes

Larry Parks, Executive Director, FAME “With the monetary system we have now, the careful saving of a lifetime can be wiped out in an eyeblink.”

George Bernard Shaw “You have to choose [as a voter] between trusting to the natural stability of gold and the natural stability of the honesty and intelligence of the members of the Government. And, with due respect for these gentlemen, I advise you, as long as the Capitalist system lasts, to vote for gold.”

Voltaire (1694-1778) “Paper money eventually returns to its intrinsic value —- zero.”

Mar 03 09:52

State revenue collections continued downward trend

Total tax collections in Arkansas continued to decline in February, with the rate of decline higher than that seen in January.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Every state that relied on the government's employment figures to estimate tax revenues is coming up short.

The Federal Government has been lying about the unemployment figures, just as they are lying about an economic recovery that is not happening (unless you are a Wall Street CEO).

Mar 03 09:47

What does Obama say to the whining tax payer?

Hey, he's imitating George Bush :)

Mar 03 09:42

Born Free, Taxed to Death

Tax Poem

Be sure to read all the way to the end!

Tax his land,
Tax his bed,
Tax the table
At which he’s fed.

Tax his tractor,
Tax his mule,
Teach him taxes
Are the rule.

Tax his work,

Mar 03 09:17

The Zionist Bulls**t Filter

It is an unending, relentless, merciless assault covering the entire nation feet deep in Zionist Bullshit. Even Hawaii is lathered in it, despite the best efforts of Mike Rivero, may he live long, prosper and found his own network.

2. But we here at Mantiq al-Tayr have a solution.

Mar 03 09:02

Dubai police chief says to seek Netanyahu arrest

DUBAI (Reuters) - Dubai's police chief plans to seek the arrest of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the head of Israel's spy agency over the killing of a Hamas leader in the emirate, Al Jazeera television reported.

Mar 03 08:13

2001-2010 was the Snowiest Decade on Record

Now that we have reached the end of the meteorological winter (December-February,) Rutgers University Global Snow Lab numbers (1967-2010) show that the just completed decade (2001-2010) had the snowiest Northern Hemisphere winters on record. The just completed winter was also the second snowiest on record, exceeded only by 1978. Average winter snow extent during the past decade was greater than 45,500,000 km2, beating out the 1960s by about 70,000 km2, and beating out the 1990s by nearly 1,000,000 km2.

Mar 03 08:08

The Flu Season That Fizzled

This has been a flu season like few others.

Normally at this time of year, influenza is rampant in the U.S., prompting hundreds of thousands of people to stay home in the dead of winter with fever, aches and pains.

Now, after raging through college campuses and communities last summer and fall, cases of the new H1N1 swine flu virus have dwindled to a trickle, and run-of-the-mill seasonal flu has barely made an appearance.

Mar 03 08:06

100 Percent of Fish in U.S. Streams Found Contaminated with Mercury

In a new study conducted by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), every single fish tested from 291 freshwater streams across the United States was found to be contaminated with mercury.

"This study shows just how widespread mercury pollution has become in our air, watersheds and many of our fish in freshwater streams," said Interior Secretary Ken Salazar.

Mercury is a potent neurotoxin that builds up in the food chain at ever higher concentrations in predators such as large fish and humans. It is especially damaging to the developing nervous systems of fetuses and children, but can have severe effects on adults, as well.

Mar 03 08:01

Nissan recalls nearly 540,000 vehicles worldwide

Japan's Nissan Motor said Wednesday it would recall nearly 540,000 vehicles worldwide, most of them in the United States, due to brake pedal defects and faulty fuel gauges.

Nissan -- Japan's third-largest carmaker, and partnered with France's Renault -- said it plans "to inspect and, if necessary, repair brake pedal pins and fuel-gauge components on certain trucks and minivans".


I'm going to keep my 20-year old vehicle on the road a little longer.

Mar 03 07:58

NY state cuts revenue estimate by $850 million

New York Governor David Paterson and the state legislature have agreed to reduce their revenue forecast by $850 million for the next 13 months, a state report said on Tuesday.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Here is the problem. The states have been relying on the Federal Government reports of unemployment to calculate their expected tax revenues. But, as the corporate media is now starting to admit, the Federal Government figures are "fudged" to make the unemployment picture look better than it really is, which means every single financial forecast based on official government figures is wrong.

Mar 03 07:57

Raise Taxes and Cut Services? Why Not Stop Unneccesary Bailouts, Unnecesary Wars and Unnecessary Interest Costs Instead?

But why aren't our government "leaders" talking about slashing the military-industrial complex, which is ruining our economy with unnecessary imperial adventures?

And why aren't any of our leaders talking about stopping the permanent bailouts for the financial giants who got us into this mess? And see this.

And why aren't they taking away the power to create credit from the private banking giants - which is costing our economy trillions of dollars (and is leading to a decrease in loans to the little guy) - and give it back to the states?

If we did these things, we wouldn't have to raise taxes or cut core services to the American people.

Mar 03 07:56

Indiana puts 17th notch in revenue shortfall belt

The latest revenue report on Tuesday showed the state took in $85.5 million less in taxes in February than was predicted less than three months ago.

That puts the state $869 million below what lawmakers expected when they passed the budget for the fiscal period beginning in July.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

You cannot tax a nation into prosperity. You can only tax it into collapse.

Mar 03 07:53

This is Zionism

12-year-old Child To Be Prosecuted As An Adult By An Israeli Military Court

Mar 03 07:52

15,000 S.F. workers face layoffs, shorter weeks

More than 15,000 San Francisco city workers across all departments will receive layoff notices Friday, and most of them will have the option of being rehired to work a shorter week, Mayor Gavin Newsom said Tuesday.

Mar 03 07:51

Up to 5,200 LA schools workers could face layoffs

The Los Angeles Unified School District's board voted Tuesday to send notices of possible layoffs to nearly 5,200 teachers and other workers while urging union leaders to negotiate concessions that could make some of the cuts unnecessary.

Mar 03 07:50

IBM layoffs blamed on offshoring

"IBM is clearly offshoring things where they can," said one IBM employee who received his notice yesterday and spoke on the condition of anonymity because he didn't want to jeopardize his severance. A 10-year veteran and UNIX administrator, this employee said his customer support team once had 15 U.S.-based workers. That staff was reduced over time to just three workers in the U.S., with other members of the customer support team now in Brazil, Argentina and India.

Mar 03 07:49

“Investing in Our People.” Is That Another Layoff Euphemism, IBM?

In 2009, the company sacked as many as 10,000 employees. Now comes word that thousands more losing their jobs in what the company likes to refer to as “resource actions.” Alliance@IBM/CWA Local 1701 Web site, which tracks layoffs at IBM reports that some 2,544 IBM employees have been let go this week, with more to follow. And unsurprisingly, the group says offshoring is, once again, to blame. Evidently, RA’d employees are being asked to train their overseas replacements before they’re cut.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Okay, the first thing you do is wire the 110 volt AC line to the motherboard where it says +5 ... "

Mar 03 07:47

Rat out a tax cheat, collect a reward

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I suggest that everyone rat out Tim Geithner!

Mar 03 07:44

IRS Tax Is Illegal - No Tax Law Exists!!

Mar 03 07:43

More consumers file for bankruptcy protection

The economic recovery effort has not slowed consumer bankruptcy filings. They surged 14% in February compared with a year earlier, according to the American Bankruptcy Institute.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The economic recovery effort has made the bankers who created this mess richer!

Mar 03 07:41

Clackamas man exercises free speech rights by giving cops the finger

Clackamas man exercises free speech rights by giving cops the finger

When Robert J. Ekas decided to exercise his right to free speech, he didn’t open his mouth.

He hoisted his middle finger.

His single-digit protests, aimed at Clackamas County sheriff’s deputies last year, resulted in verbal showdowns, traffic tickets and, ultimately, a federal lawsuit.

Giving a police officer the finger may be a rude and ill-advised gesture, but it is not against the law, legal experts say.

Mar 03 07:40

Kwedit Launches: The First Completely Unreliable Payment Network

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Get 'em while they are young!

Mar 03 07:37

Bailout 'would spark revolution'

A revolution will erupt if billions of euro more in taxpayers' money is handed over to Anglo Irish Bank, Enda Kenny has warned.

The Fine Gael leader said people can no longer tolerate massive public funding of the nationalised bank as it stands.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

A global revolution against the global banks. Now there is an idea!

Mar 03 07:30

Postal Service to shed another 30,000 jobs

Mar 03 07:29

Unemployment Rate Falls in January

Despite the mixed numbers, a growing chorus of economists and labor market analysts say the unemployment picture in the United States is actually far worse.

They argue that the Labor Department routinely undercounts the number of unemployed in this country, adding fuel to a simmering debate on whether the government is providing an accurate snapshot of the nation's unemployment picture.

"Our gripe about the numbers is that it leaves out broad swaths of unemployed people in the country," said Madeline Schnapp, director of macroeconomic research at TrimTabs, a Sausalito, Calif.-based investment research firm.

Mar 03 07:27

State not collecting enough taxes, legislator says...

An area lawmaker accused state revenue workers Tuesday of failing to do their job of collecting taxes.

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"You have to flog the serfs harder!"

Mar 03 07:24

Start a Rothbardian Bankrun

When I was an undergraduate at Boston College in the 1970s, one of the weekly underground newspapers that catered to the 250,000 college students in the Boston metropolitan area featured a page-length ad by the graduate economic students of the Boston chapter of URPE (Union of Radical Political Economists). The ad appealed to the college students of Boston to withdraw all the cash from their checking and saving accounts the following Friday as a protest against the Vietnam War. Being an economics major and neophyte Austrian, I realized that such an action would cause severe difficulties for the banks, because they only held (at the time) about 13 cents of every dollar of demand deposits and 3 cents of every dollar of saving deposits in the form of cash.

Mar 03 07:23

Swiss government produces extra small condoms for boys as young as 12

Webmaster's Commentary: 

politicians and men who drive monster trucks...

Mar 03 07:22

Mass Layoffs Increase in January

The number of people let go in mass layoffs rose in January after four straight months of declines.

Employers laid-off 182,261 workers, seasonally adjusted, in 1,761 mass layoff events last month, the Labor Department said Tuesday. A mass layoff is when a single employer terminates at least 50 people.

Mar 03 07:05

9/11 truth movement keeps moving along

The 9/11 truth movement, comprised of various professional and grassroots organizations such as Architects and Engineers for 9/11 truth, We are Change, Patriots Question 9/11 and victims families like the Jersey Girls have made one thing clear in recent months: they are not going to fall into the memory hole of history.

Mar 03 07:01

Fuel Tax Must Rise, Harvard Researchers Say gas at $7/gallon

To meet the Obama administration’s targets for cutting greenhouse gas emissions, some researchers say, Americans may have to experience a sobering reality: gas at $7 a gallon.

To reduce carbon dioxide emissions in the transportation sector 14 percent from 2005 levels by 2020, the cost of driving must simply increase, according to a forthcoming report by researchers at Harvard’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs.

The 14 percent target was set in the Environmental Protection Agency’s budget for fiscal 2010.

Mar 03 07:00

Iran, Russia to sign major oil deal

Iran is to sign a contract with Russia's Gazprom this month for the development of Azar oilfield in western Iran, says an official at the National Iranian Oil Company.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Which will make an attack on Iran a threat to Russia's economic interests.

Mar 03 07:00

Architects for 9/11 inquiry: Fire couldn't demolish WTC in 11 seconds

The question isn't who or why anymore so undefinedmuch as how. How could 200 thousand tonnes of steel have dropped to the ground in under 11 seconds because of a fire? Over a thousand engineers and architects say it simlpy couldn't, not the way it happened on September 11, and now they want a new investigation. Tim King has been following this issue in quite some time.

Mar 03 06:34

Clapping ban for election TV debates as nervous parties 'fear studio audience reaction could influence TV viewers'

The ban on applause is supposedly to allow time for more questions. But it is understood that the parties were nervous that studio audience reaction could influence TV viewers.

Mar 03 06:34

'Please leave your confession after the beep': Fury of French bishops over 30p-a-minute phone line for sinning Catholics

A 'pay-to-confess' telephone hotline for Catholics too busy to go to church has been condemned as 'utterly unacceptable' by bishops in France.

The service - called the Phoneline to the Lord - charges users 30p a minute to confess their sins to an automated answering machine.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"I poked a badger with a spoon!" "Oh my, that is an 'original sin'!" -- Eddie Izzard

Mar 03 06:31

California officials report more than $929,000 in gifts in 2009

Many of the gifts come from groups lobbying state government. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger collected $585,000, mostly to cover travel expenses. Watchdogs decry the appearance of influence.

Mar 03 06:31

Appellate court backs Schwarzenegger on line-item vetoes

Last summer, Schwarzenegger cut about $500 million from a state spending plan passed by the Legislature, saying it was not balanced. Advocacy groups, supported by legislative leaders, filed a lawsuit arguing that the governor had overstepped his legal rights.

Legislative leaders told the court Schwarzenegger did not have the right to use his line-item veto because the legislation they passed cut an existing budget. They said the governor can use that veto only when a budget is originally approved.

"This argument amounts to little more than wordplay," the court ruled.

Mar 03 06:30

Dubai: Israeli premier faces arrest

The head of the Dubai police is planning to seek the arrest of the prime minister of Israel and the head of the country's secret service, Mossad, over the killing of a Hamas leader.

Mar 03 06:28

Cyberwar Hype Intended to Destroy the Open Internet

He’s talking about changing the internet to make everything anyone does on the net traceable and geo-located so the National Security Agency can pinpoint users and their computers for retaliation if the U.S. government doesn’t like what’s written in an e-mail, what search terms were used, what movies were downloaded. Or the tech could be useful if a computer got hijacked without your knowledge and used as part of a botnet.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

What McConnell really means by "losing the cyberwar" is that the internet is now the high ground in the war for the truth, and the US Government and ABCNNBBCBS are losing their ability to lie the public into whatever the current agenda happens to be. The collapse of the Global Warming Cult underscored the collapse of trust in the government and corporate media, along with the inability to scare Americans into yet another war in Iran.

If they cannot lie to us, they cannot rule us.

THAT is what they are really losing on the internet!

Mar 03 06:22

IMF "Economic Medicine" Comes to America

What the President seems to have missed is that all of our money except coins now comes into the world as “red ink,” or debt. It is all created on the books of private banks and lent into the economy. If there is no debt, there is no money; and private debt has collapsed. This year to date, U.S. lending has been contracting at the fastest rate in recorded history. A credit freeze has struck globally; and when credit shrinks, the money supply shrinks with it. That means there is insufficient money to buy goods, so workers get laid off and factories get shut down, perpetuating a vicious spiral of economic collapse and depression.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Obama has the authority under the Constitution to call that Treasury Department and order them to issue a new United States currency, which would mean there was sufficient currency to bring back jobs and prosperity for the people.

Lincoln did it.

Kennedy did it.

Obviously the bankers hate it when a government issues money without borrowing it from them and indeed when Hitler abandoned the reserve banking system imposed on Germany after WWI and substituted a value-based currency, three things happened. The German people began to prosper, Hitler was made Time Magazine's "man of the Year" for the German economic miracle, and the bankers declared economic war on Hitler which eventually led to a real war.

Mar 03 06:16

Oh, the joy of Gordon Brown's political humiliation

The best bits of all, by the same token, were those concerning Gordon Brown. There he was entering the Treasury in 1997, to applause which was not merely polite, but fervent. There he was, presenting his Budget to Parliament, in which he boasted of the tenth year of continuous growth, and crowed yet again about how there would be "no return to boom and bust".

And there he was – a blissful sequence – unveiling Lehman Brothers' new London office in 2004, showering the bank with praise. In December 2008, following the collapse of that very same bank in September, we saw his famous slip of the tongue when he told the House of Commons that he had "saved the world".

Mar 03 06:14

What Our Children Are Dying For In Afghanistan

Mar 03 06:13

Nazi Germany Then And Zionist Israel Today

Mar 03 05:58

Dual Israeli Citizenship -- Loyal to Whom?

Can one imagine a Japanese citizen serving in the Pentagon during WWII? Or how about a citizen of the Soviet Union holding a cabinet position in the White House during the Cold War?

Mar 03 05:47

SPLC Report: Heavy On Smear, Thin On Facts

The preparatory conditioning for a domestic false flag terror attack to be blamed on “right-wing extremists” has reached fever pitch, with the Southern Poverty Law Center issuing yet another lurid report which smears their mainstream political opposition as violent extremists.

Mar 03 05:29

Ralph Nader Was Right About Barack Obama

Ralph Nader Was Right About Barack Obama

By Chris Hedges

02 March, 2010

We owe Ralph Nader and Cynthia McKinney an apology. They were right about Barack Obama. They were right about the corporate state. They had the courage of their convictions and they stood fast despite wholesale defections and ridicule by liberals and progressives.

Mar 03 05:28

Spying on Americans has become Big Business

Alex also talks with John Young, webmaster of Cryptome, a website that covers news on freedom of speech, cryptography, spying, and surveillance. The ISP Network Solutions shuttered Young's site earlier in the week after he posted a document summarizing Microsoft's dealings with law enforcement agencies.

Mar 03 01:13

the video the US Army doesn't want you to see.

May be a difficult viewing.

Very important that everyone is familiar with what is really happening in our names.

Please repost. Host group showings. Leave copies on public transit. Be creative. Your future thanks you.

Imagine peace. In our time.

March 2, 2010

Mar 02 22:35

The Hebron Ghetto

Thursday was an international day of action to re-open Shuhada street in Hebron city, and mark the Cave of the Patriarch Massacre. A group of friends, from the Tel Aviv area, spontaneously decided we should go, so the five of us hopped in a car, hoping to join our friends from Jerusalem, who filled up a bus. We’ve all heard about Hebron, but nothing can prepare you for it, and nothing I can write, here, can truly depict what it means to be there.

Mar 02 22:34

Dubai Bans Israeli’s From Entering Country

A Channel 2 News broadcast Monday night showed Tamim pointing at his own face and saying, “We know how to recognize them.” The United Arab Emirates will “deny entry to anyone suspected of having Israeli citizenship,” he said, adding that Israelis with dual nationality would be denied entry.

Mar 02 22:32

CNN: This is Hawaii.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And they get paid for this?

Mar 02 22:21

That was a war council in Damascus

The three-party meeting that took place in Damascus on Friday gathering the Syrian president Bashar al Assad, the Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and the Hizbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah was a war council to devise counterattack plans and assign tasks in the event of an Israeli offensive on one or all parties, wrote Abdelbari Atwan, the editor-in-chief of the pan-Arab newspaper Al Quds al Arabi.

“The timing of the meeting, the way it was undertaken and the ensuing press conference that was held at its conclusion, all point to a strategic coalition being reinforced. This is the build-up of a new front that will spearhead the confrontation with the US-Israeli alliance and whichever Arab countries that may, expressly or implicitly, be affiliated with it.”

Mar 02 22:04

FireFighter Eric Lawyer Slams NIST And The 9/11 "Investigation"


WTC 1 & 2 exploded and turned most of the mass into dust. No crime scene investigation ....

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Mar 02 22:00

Interesting Letter to the Editor from the tiny Island of Maui, Hawaii

Obama not creating jobs for average Americans

Mar 02 21:34

Raise Taxes and Cut Services? Why Not Stop Unneccesary Bailouts, Unnecesary Wars and Unnecessary Interest Costs Instead?

But why aren't our government "leaders" talking about slashing the military-industrial complex, which is ruining our economy with unnecessary imperial adventures?

And why aren't any of our leaders talking about stopping the permanent bailouts for the financial giants who got us into this mess? And see this.

And why aren't they taking away the power to create credit from the private banking giants - which is costing our economy trillions of dollars (and is leading to a decrease in loans to the little guy) - and give it back to the states?

Mar 02 21:26

IMF-Style Austerity Comes to America

When billionaires pledge a billion dollars to educate people to the evils of something, it is always good to peer closely at what they are up to. Hedge fund magnate Peter G. Peterson was formerly Chairman of the Council on Foreign Relations and head of the New York Federal Reserve. He is now senior chairman of Blackstone Group, which is in charge of dispersing government funds in the controversial AIG bailout, widely criticized as a government giveaway to banks. Peterson is also founder of the Peter Peterson Foundation, which has adopted the cause of imposing “fiscal responsibility” on Congress. He hired David M. Walker, former head of the Government Accounting Office, to spearhead a massive campaign to reduce the runaway federal debt, which the Peterson/Walker team blames on reckless government and consumer spending. The Foundation funded the movie “I.O.U.S.A.” to amass popular support for their cause, which largely revolves around dismantling Social Security and Medicare benefits as a way to cut costs and return to “fiscal responsibility.”

Mar 02 20:21

US Economy Grinds to a Halt

"Though raising interest rates is unlikely at the moment, the Fed will of course act appropriately if we…if we…" said Bernanke, who then paused for a moment, looked down at his prepared statement, and shook his head in utter disbelief. "You know what? It doesn't matter. None of this—this so-called 'money'—really matters at all."

Mar 02 17:19

Senators release Climategate report

According to the report, some of the scientists involved in the CRU Climategate controversy violated ethical principles and, possibly, federal laws. Information released by the committee states that the minority staff believes the CRU documents and emails “seriously compromise the IPCC-based ‘consensus’ and its central conclusion that anthropogenic emissions are inexorably leading to environmental catastrophes.”

Mar 02 16:42

Thom Hartmann on local Charlottesville, VA radio misrepresents Cass Sunstein's attacks on Freedom of Speech

Thom Hartmann was on local WINA today. I thought it would be a good chance to give him a jingle. I asked Thom about the recent Cass Sunstein paper where Cass advocates infiltrating groups with the ultimate aim of silencing freedom of speech. Unpopular speech that is

Mar 02 15:37

Talmud Teaching

Mar 02 15:03

The Iranian president said he expects war to break out somewhere between spring and summer of this year.

Two months ago, Christians from Jerusalem, mostly clergymen from various sects, issued a statement about the dreadful conditions that Jerusalem and all Palestinian territories are facing under the Israeli occupation, wrote Redwan al Sayid, a professor of Islamic Studies at the University of Lebanon, in the UAE newspaper Al Ittihad.

Mar 02 14:51

Paxil Birth Defect Trial: Battle of the Experts

In the first Paxil birth defect trial that resulted in a $2.5 million verdict against GlaxoSmithKline in October 2009, the infant,
Lyam Kilker, was born with three heart defects; an atrial septal
defect, a ventricular septal defect, and an interrupted aortic arch,
after his mother took Paxil while pregnant.

Mar 02 14:38

Most detailed pictures of Earth revealed by Nasa

The most detailed and amazing set of composite satellite images of the Earth ever produced, have been disclosed by Nasa scientists.

Perfectly capturing the fragility of the Earth in one remarkable shot, the composition shows the entire North American continent, Central America, the northern half of South America, Greenland and the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans.

Mar 02 14:36

Quake-torn Haiti hit by floods

Heavy rain has caused flooding in Haiti, killing at least 13 people as swollen rivers forced people on to roofs and trapped people in cars and homes.

With 1.3 million homeless and many living in makeshift camps with little or no sanitation as a result of January's earthquake, aid agencies have warned of another humanitarian disaster as the rainy season looms.

Mar 02 14:22

ABC News to close all bureaus but DC

As part of the deep cuts announced this week at ABC News, the network plans to close all of its physical bureaus around the country except Washington

Mar 02 13:33

Firefox Extension wars – NoScript vs. AdBlockPlus

One of the dirtiest secrets of the Internet is that it runs on ads for monetization. All of us who surf the web and use systems had lots and lots of free lunches because of advertisements being shown on web sites. The only difference to TV is that they are less obtrusive and you can choose to ignore or skip them (for now).

Self-righteous developers who do not quite grasp this dirty secret use all kind of tricks to remove adversiting from web sites they surf. This could be because of not wanting to support the corporate machine but also because of security reasons. Ad code on the internet is dire – it is built to support every possible imaginable environment and work around restrictions of setups – the ads need to show, no matter what.

Mar 02 13:22

The ElBaradei phenomenon

Mohamed ElBaradei, the former IAEA chief, has been shaking up a stagnant Egyptian political scene ever since he returned to Cairo for a 10-day visit earlier this month. Today, he warned that Egypt's government could face a revolutionary uprising if it doesn't reform.

Mar 02 13:08

Hawaii Aviation Firms Want Payment For Obama Visit

Owners of several aviation firms in Hawaii say they want the federal government to compensate them for lost business during President Barack Obama's two-week holiday visit to Oahu in December.

A temporary no-fly zone was in effect over parts of the island while Obama and his family were in a rented Kailua home.

The zone barred flight operations inside a 10-mile area centered on Kailua. That put a crimp on air tours, flight instruction and other small-airplane operations in the area.

Mar 02 12:58

NY Times’ Jerusalem property makes it protagonist in Palestine conflict

During an appearance at Vassar College in early February, controversial New York Times Jerusalem bureau chief Ethan Bronner was asked about the ongoing evictions of Palestinian families from homes in East Jerusalem which Israel occupied in 1967. Israeli courts have ruled that Jewish settlers could take over some Palestinian homes on the grounds that Jews held title to the properties before Israel was established in 1948.