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February 28, 2010

Feb 28 10:18

ALLEGED GENOCIDE IS NOT A WAR CRIME

The claims of alleged war crimes committed, according to the Goldstone report, during fighting in Gaza between Israel and Hamas in late 2008 and early 2009 will not reach the International Criminal Court at the Hague, a former ICC official told Haaretz on Sunday.

Legal attorney Nick Kaufman, who had served as a senior prosecutor at the ICC and a senior district attorney for the Jerusalem prosecution, said Israeli officials were likely safe from war crimes suits as the U.S. would probably veto such a move.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Making the US Government an accessory to those war crimes.

Feb 28 10:17

DE FACTO RECOGNITION OF PALESTINE

Products from Israeli settlements on occupied territory do not qualify for preferential trade treatment under Israel’s trade agreement with the European Community, says European Court of Justice.

Based on the fact that Jewish settlements in the West Bank are illegal under international law, the European Court of Justice ruled on Thursday that products from Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank are not to be regarded as Made in Israel. Therefore, they cannot qualify for falling under the trade agreement between the European Community and Israel, which normally allows Israeli products to be imported into the Euro-zone free of import duties.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Time to ask why Israel gets to avoid the taxes everyone else has to pay.

Is this the same in every country?

Feb 28 10:17

California is a greater risk than Greece, warns JP Morgan chief

Jamie Dimon, chairman of JP Morgan Chase, has warned American investors should be more worried about the risk of default of the state of California than of Greece's current debt woes.

"Greece itself would not be an issue for this company, nor would any other country," said Mr Dimon. "We don't really foresee the European Union coming apart." The senior banker said that JP Morgan Chase and other US rivals are largely immune from the European debt crisis, as the risks have largely been hedged.

California however poses more of a risk, given the state's $20bn (£13.1bn) budget deficit, which Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger is desperately trying to reduce.

Feb 28 10:16

RAIN CANNOT STOP THE STRUGGLE FOR JUSTICE IN PALESTINE

Though pouring rain and even hail fell throughout the West Bank yesterday, demonstrations against land confiscation, the Annexation Barrier, and settler expansion in East Jerusalem continued on Friday.



Feb 28 10:15

ISRAEL; WHERE HISTORY IS FORBIDDEN

The Nakba law is coming up again for consideration in the Knesset Constitution, Law and Justice Committee, in a more moderate version than before but with the same motivation: to frighten everyone who wishes to commemorate the human and political tragedy that occurred in 1948, in which the Zionists expelled most of the Palestinian inhabitants of the country and the state of Israel destroyed most of the localities in which they lived. Those proposing the law hope to mobilize Zionist patriotism by threatening to forbid commemorating Independence Day as a day of mourning. They are blind, of course, to the historical context, and the development of that tradition among the displaced Palestinians who remained in Israeli territory.

Feb 28 10:07

US to spend $50 million on media in Pakistan

The Obama administration plans to spend nearly $50 million on Pakistani media this year to reverse anti-American sentiments and raise awareness of projects aimed at improving quality of life, confirms a Washington insider.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

50 million for Pakistani media?!?!?

Are these people barking mad?!?

What would really help turn Pakistani public opinion around would be the immediate cessation of US drone attacks, which kill scores of innocent people; women, children, the elderly, and the medically infirm.

No media in the world can undo the damage, physically, mentally, or spiritually, to those who are left behind to mourn the losses of people they loved.

We should be using that money for education, food, medicine, and assisting the Pakistani government in improving their infrastructure to the point where people begin to see their government in a transformational process wherein that government can actually serve the needs of its people better.

Of course, that use of these funds would be logical.

And these days, logic and American foreign policy only have the most tenuous of relationships in the best of times.

Feb 28 10:06

Palestinian Cafe Owner Faces Threats for 'No Uniform' Policy

This very cool restaurant/cafe with an air of peace, is facing closure, violence, even death threats now, because one seemingly spoiled young Israeli soldier with family connections to government, couldn't enter and force a violation of Azad's no uniform policy which applies to all uniforms, not just those worn by Israeli soldiers.

The soldier was quoted saying, "I was shocked. At first, I thought I didn’t hear her well, or did not understand, but then she repeated herself with the same sentence – 'I’m sorry, but we do not let people in with military uniforms'".

Feb 28 10:01

Grade Obama's First Year in Office

This takes about 30 seconds and the poll results are very telling.
Here's your chance to grade the President!




Feb 28 09:58

Singh: India ready to talk with Pakistan on all issues

Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said on Saturday that India is ready to talk all issues with Pakistan, including Kashmir, in an atmosphere free from terror, reported the Press Trust of India.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is a very positive step.

Let us hope that there is an honest reciprocation in kind from Pakistan.

These two nuclear-armed countries have everything to gain from peace and cooperation, and nothing from more wars and attempts at mutual destabilization.

Feb 28 09:54

Iran unexpectedly surfaces hidden nuclear stockpile

Iran has left international weapons inspectors stunned over the past two weeks as it suddenly moved virtually all of its underground nuclear fuel stockpile to an above-ground plant, and now the international community is struggling to determine what the country might be planning.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

If the nuclear stockpile is being placed in an above-ground plant, any bombing of facility that would send a cloud of nuclear material that could potentially poison the entire region - including Israel, depending on the prevailing winds - for some time to come.

By placing their nuclear facility above ground, the Islamic Revolutionary Guard is attempting to prevent an attack on Iran, rather than invite one.

I find it difficult to believe, whatever one might think of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps' ideology, that these men don't love their children and families, and would not want any harm to come to them.

Feb 28 09:44

Ahmadinejad once again fails to call for the annihilation of Israel

It is dreary to see this constant drumbeat of dishonest propaganda. Whatever one thinks of Ahmadinejad or the Iranian regime, one should not misrepresent their statements, since that will lead to bad policy-making.

The Washington Post also wrote, "Ahmadinejad, a Holocaust denier, spoke of Israel's eventual "demise and annihilation". In fact, Ahmadinejad never mentioned Israel as a country at all, and spoke only about what he called the 'Zionist regime.' He favors an admittedly odd form of the 'one state solution' in which Palestinians and at least some Jews would all vote for the same government.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The Israeli government is magnificently adept at the "big lie" technique, which they use constantly in demonizing Ahmadinejad and Iran.

And what they really want are "bad policy" decisions, particularly on the part of the US, which will lead it to attack Iran on Israel's behalf, so that it will be the Americans fighting, getting killed, and maimed to "neutralize" yet another one of its existential threats in the region, just as the US did with Iraq (which was, as you remember, also accused of having "weapons of mass destruction").

This country should never be goaded into war by a foreign country, and particularly not by Israel.

If there is a military confrontation between the US and Iran, it is very probable that Russia will come to Iran's aid.

And Russia does have nukes.

Feb 28 09:41

Make War on Goldman Sachs

Here’s a more appropriate action: declare war on Goldman Sachs and other global financial firms that created this mess. Send the troops, the planes, the tanks, and the ships. Attack every outpost of the saboteurs on European soil. Blockade the airports and ports. Make Wall Street traders and CEOs fear for their lives, or at least for their freedom to travel. Build some Guantanamo-like facility to hold these enemy financial combatants until they can be tried, convicted, and properly punished.



Feb 28 09:40

CHILLING INTERNET THREAT OF MORE TUBE BOMBINGS

SECRET services are desperately trying to identif y an Al Qaeda Lord Haw Haw speaking on a disturbing video threatening more Tube bombings and attacks on the Queen and political leaders.

The British terrorist has a distinct east London accent and is clearly at the heart of all new operations being planned by Osama bin Laden’s terrorist organisation.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Actually, it's probably some bozo from a "Security" company trying to drum up more business. And the Express, which apparently does not know that Osama Bin Laden has been dead for 9 years, fell for it hook, line and sinker!

Feb 28 09:37

CALL FOR LABOUR REVOLT ON ‘PENSION CON’

GORDON Brown is bracing himself for a Commons showdown tomorrow night over Labour’s plans to “con” nine million pensioners of half a billion pounds in benefits.

The Government has proposed freezing part of the state pension from April, yet is telling hard-up retirees they are getting a good deal.

Feb 28 09:37

War in the EU as Herman Van Rompuy makes 'power grab'

Open warfare has broken out at the top of the European Union with governments accusing the new president, Herman Van Rompuy, of making a power grab.

Feb 28 09:36

The Day After Israel

On December 27, 2008, when the Israeli society began its savage attack on Gaza, it died. On October 16, 2009, the UN Human Rights commission placed the tombstone over Israel when it defined that state as a terrorist entity. The details of what will happen now are unclear, but the path is well defined. The UN General Assembly may accept the Goldstone Report and place war crimes charges against Israeli political and military figures at the International Court of Justice. In order to add an historical dimension to the event, the trials should take place in Nuremberg. Moreover, the UN gave conditioned sovereignty to Israel; since the last failed to fulfill the imposed conditions, the sovereignty should be taken back.



Feb 28 09:35

Israel may let sponsors beam messages onto Western Wall

If the law is passed by the Knesset, any company will be able to project the image, logo or slogan of its choice on the ancient stones, for a price.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And the gold medal for tackiness goes to Israel!

Feb 28 09:34

Report: Israel asks US to put return of Syria envoy on hold

Israel has approached the US Administration and asked that it put on hold plans to send an American ambassador to Damascus, the London-based Sharq al-Awsat reported Saturday.

Israel submitted the request in the wake of the warm welcome accorded to Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in his recent Damascus visit, the newspaper's reporter in Israel said, quoting sources close to the government.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

If the US holds up the appointment of an envoy to Syria, it will be demonstrated yet again what absolute control Israel has over US foreign policy, and this will be seen as a sign of weakness on the part of the US by the Arab world.

And what precisely did Assad And Ahmadinejad do which has Israel so worked up?!?

As reported on 25 February 2010 in:

http://www.newsdaily.com/stories/tre61o33x-us-syria-iran/

Following the breathless, almost apoplectic headline which read:

"Syria and Iran defy Clinton in show of unity"

And when you finally get down to the actual business at hand, what precisely did these Middle Eastern leaders actually do?

"President Bashar al-Assad and his Iranian counterpart Mahmoud Ahmadinejad signed a bilateral deal to remove travel visas and attended a Muslim ceremony in the Syrian capital."

Wow, encouragement of mutual travel and trade, and attending a worship service!

No wonder Israel's leadership is terrified: countries in the Middle East can actually cooperate!

This is Israel's worst nightmare: all the countries in the Middle East developing trade, peaceful relationships, and speaking with one peaceful, unified voice demanding the establishment a viable Palestinian state.

Feb 28 09:31

Chief scientist makes £500,000 from fishery firm ‘jeopardising’ sea life

THE government’s chief scientist and his wife have made £500,000 in the past year in a company overseeing commercial fishing that allegedly threatens one of the world’s most pristine marine environments.

Professor John Beddington and his wife, Caroline, are joint shareholders in Marine Resources Assessment Group (MRAG), a London-based consultancy that manages fisheries and provides specialist advice around the world.

Conservationists claim that a fishery managed by the company in British territorial waters in the Indian Ocean has been catching threatened species including blue sharks and manta rays. It is estimated that between 2003 and 2008 more than 120,000 were caught as “bycatch” from commercial tuna fishing.

Feb 28 09:30

Oliver heads South

North goes on to recount some of the violence that has gone on in Mexico – all old news to us. Of course, he acts like he has some special ability to talk about this subject since his “Fox News team accompanied DEA and Customs and Border Protection agents on patrols.”

And, of course, Oliver North knows what must be done. He’s got it all under control…

… pause … rewind …

Let’s take a moment and remember who we’re talking about. This is Oliver North. Lawbreaker extraordinaire. He didn’t break small laws, no, he broke laws set by Congress having to do with relations with other countries.




Feb 28 09:29

Rolling Stone - Wall Street's Bailout Hustle

Goldman Sachs and other big banks aren't just pocketing the trillions we gave them to rescue the economy - they're re-creating the conditions for another crash

Feb 28 09:27

Buy, Buy American Pie

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Uncle Sam points out the problems we have when we buy cheap products from China. "Buy, Buy American Pie" was written and performed by the Capitol Steps. Visit them at www.CapSteps.com This is a parody and involves exageration. Tastykakes are made in the United States and not in China and definitely contain no harmful ingredients. Visit www.Tastykake.Com. Little Debbie is also located in the United States and not in China and their products contain no harmful ingredients. Visit www.LittleDebbie.Com.

Feb 28 09:23

The Grand Plan To Steal Canada's Water Resource Wealth

For decades, political and business insiders, with Canadian and British Columbian governments, have known that the water resources in the American southwest and Mexico were dwindling in the face of an increasing population. A small group of Canadian political insiders saw the opportunity to earn massive profits for themselves from the export of Canada's fresh water and set about on a fraudulent and corrupt scheme to capture for themselves an illegal water export monopoly so they could line their pockets with revenues from the sale of Canadian public assests and gouge American consumers.

Feb 28 09:21

British documentary substantiates US-KLA collusion in provoking war with Serbia

On Sunday, March 12, Britain's BBC2 television channel ran a documentary by Alan Little entitled "Moral Combat: NATO At War". The program contained damning evidence of how the Clinton administration set out to create a pretext for declaring war against the Milosevic regime in Serbia by sponsoring the separatist Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA), then pressed this decision on its European allies. The revelations in the documentary were reinforced by an accompanying article in the Sunday Times.



Feb 28 09:20

Lethal drug killed Hamas commander: Police

According to the report by the General Department of Forensic sciences, this drug is very hard to trace within the system and in broken down by enzymes in the body making it virtually impossible to detect during postmortem.

Al Mazeina said that the department was able to reach the conclusion that the drug was used because they found traces of the drug on the skin of the victim. He also said that killers first injected Mahboub’s thigh with the drug and then once it began to take effect on him, they strangulated him to death.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I wonder if that was what was used on Arafat.

Feb 28 09:18

OUR NEWEST WRH T-SHIRT!

Feb 28 09:14

Occupiers responsible for heroin surge in Russia

The head of Russia's federal drug control agency has lambasted the US-led forces for failing to stamp out drug production in Afghanistan.

Victor Ivanov blamed US President Barack Obama's administration for not doing enough to destroy opium poppy crops and curb the production of heroin in Afghanistan, the BBC reported on Saturday.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Those who control drug production in Afghanistan also control where the drugs, like heroin, wind up.

Feeding a country's drug addiction is another way of destabilizing that country.

Feb 28 09:11

FDIC Auctions $610.5 Million in Loans From Failed U.S. Lenders

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. is seeking bids for $610.5 million of unpaid loans it’s holding from failed U.S. lenders including IndyMac Bank, Silverton Bank and New Frontier Bank.

The loans are backed in part by land, developed lots and condominium construction projects, said Peter Tobin, managing director of New York-based Mission Capital Advisors LLC, the FDIC’s marketing agent and financial adviser for the offering. Most of the properties are in Colorado, California, Utah and Idaho, and about 78 percent of the debt is 90 days or more past due, according to a description on Mission Capital’s Web site.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The question is, who is going to want to buy these unpaid loans, and for what kind of price?



Feb 28 09:08

FDIC closes bank in Nevada for year's 21st closure

Regulators have shut down Carson River Community Bank in Nevada, marking the 21st failure this year of a federally insured bank.

Feb 28 09:06

Dodd Scraps Obama’s Consumer Agency, Proposes Treasury Bureau

Senate Banking Committee Chairman Christopher Dodd abandoned the Obama administration’s stand- alone consumer financial agency and is proposing a bureau in the Treasury Department, seeking to overcome Republican opposition to legislation overhauling Wall Street regulations.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Every financial institution in this country absolutely doesn't want to see any kind of agency which really protects American financial consumers.

The US does, truly, have the best congress money can buy.

Feb 28 08:52

IMF chief pushes for more power, new global currency

The International Monetary Fund wants more power to police the global financial system and a bigger role in emergency financing, managing director Dominique Strauss-Kahn said Friday.

In a speech to the Bretton Woods Committee, a finance reform think tank in Washington, D.C., he claimed that a stronger IMF also warrants a new global reserve currency that would serve as an alternative to the U.S. dollar.

Strauss-Kahn added that "having several suppliers of reserve assets would limit the extent to which the international monetary system as a whole depends on the policies and conditions of a single, albeit dominant, country."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Looks as though Strauss-Kahn doesn't believe that the US dollar is going to be viable much longer.

Feb 28 08:41

Cops' seat-belt sting did the job. But was it right?

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Fines-desperate cops using fake homeless people to spot people not wearing seat belts!

Don't you clowns have real crimes to deal with like rape, robbery. murder; that sort of thing?



Feb 28 08:12

'Large wave of foreclosures' ahead?

Mortgage financier Freddie Mac reported today that a record 4 percent of its borrowers are at least three months behind on their loans and in danger of foreclosure.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Another of our friends just lost her home.

Feb 28 08:10

Abandoned foreclosures a mounting crisis in Manatee

A mounting crisis created by the record number of foreclosures in Manatee County has hit Jeannette Traylor right where she lives: An abandoned foreclosed home has brought blight, crime and fear into her neighborhood.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The image of America in the 21st Century; homeless families camped out in front of foreclosed homes./

Feb 28 08:09

Foreclosure crisis deepens, despite earlier optimism

Local, state and national foreclosure statistics back up what many of us could sense about the number of homes falling to foreclosure last year: The problem got worse.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The only optimism was in political speeches.

Feb 28 08:07

Foreclosure crisis hits affluent towns

“I guess we were just hoping things would turn around,’’ said Martha Baird, who is retired from teaching modern dance.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Yeah that "hope" and "change" has turned into "hope for some spare change", hasn't it?



Feb 28 08:06

Property loans poised to fail

The Gateway at Aldridge in Murfreesboro looks like any other new apartment complex. It has a workout room, free Wi-Fi and cozy fireplaces.

What's not so obvious is that a bank owns it.

Like other apartments that have fallen into foreclosure in the Nashville area, Gateway is a reminder of a troubling and still growing problem for bankers — commercial real estate loans that have turned sour and could weigh on the economy for years.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The growing problem for bankers is that they have grabbed up all the money and We The People don't have the jobs to come up with any more of it, thanks to the US Government's tax credits to corporations helping them move manufacturing to other countries!

Feb 28 07:58

Kansas tax collections decline by 27 percent for February

The Department of Revenue reported Friday that Kansas collected $71 million less in tax revenues than expected this month, leading one lawmaker to call for additional cuts to the current state budget.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Start by cutting out lawmakers.

When their jobs start to vanish, then they'll fix the economy!

Feb 28 07:53

The Picture

I want you to look very closely at this picture and try and keep it in your minds eye. This was a perfectly healthy twenty two-year-old young man who in the service of his country got half of his head blown off. I think that’s important, I think that’s newsworthy. Let me tell you how newsworthy I think it is. I think that it’s more important than chocolate cake recipes and far more important than comic book reviews. It is more important than who fell and who's swell at the winter Olympic games.

Feb 28 06:37

US Pushes for War with Iran

Michel Chossudovsky is a Canadian economist and visiting professor of economics at the University of Ottawa.



Feb 28 04:38

Iraq: Poor selling their votes for cash

Baghdad // The March 7 election may be a critical event in the contest to decide Iraq’s future, but for some of the nation’s poor, the right to vote does not mean having a say in who leads the country; it means having something to sell to make desperately needed cash.

Feb 28 03:10

We Need To Stop Circumcision

In the weeks ahead, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) are likely to publish a recommendation that all infant boys undergo circumcision. This is a huge mistake. Circumcision is an unnecessary procedure that is painful and can lead to complications, including death. No organization in the world currently recommends this. Why should we routinely remove normal, functioning tissue from the genitals of little boys within days of their birth?

Feb 28 03:04

All in the Family

While Israel may be family for these journalists and editors, for the vast majority of Americans, Israel is a foreign country. In survey after survey, Americans say they don’t wish to “take sides” on this conflict. In other words, the American public wants full, unfiltered, unslanted coverage.

Quite likely the news media refuse to answer questions about their journalists’ affiliations because they suspect, accurately, that the public would be displeased to learn that the reporters and editors charged with supplying news on a foreign nation and conflict are, in fact, partisans.

While Keller claims that the New York Times is covering this conflict “even-handedly,” studies indicate otherwise:

Feb 28 02:42

Time For The Rothschild Gang To Pay Damages

Pay up!



February 27, 2010

Feb 27 22:27

The U.S. Personal Income Tax: It Goes to The Family Rothschild

The U.S. income tax was a long sought-after tax the Rothschilds had attempted to bring on since the late 1770s, but it was strongly resisted by Thomas Jefferson, Ben Franklin, James Madison and John Adams, among other less-known (to contemporary audiences) American Patriots. It wasn’t until 1913 that Senator Nelson Aldrich and his fascist “American Rothschilds” managed to sneak through a bill, during the winter break of the House of Representatives, that imposed a formal personal income tax on all Americans.

Feb 27 22:25

Washington Post Scrubs Friday Article That Cast Doubt on Reported 'Anthrax Killer' Case

While their top story on page A1 today is headlined "Scientists Question FBI's Probe of Anthrax Attacks" and sub-titled "Ivins Could Not Have Been Attacker, Some Say," the paper nonetheless managed to scrub from their website --- or at least completely replace --- a story they ran originally on Friday afternoon questioning the same points (whether Ivins had the means, ability, or access to the dry, weaponized anthrax used in the attack letters against senior Democratic Senators and other perceived "liberals") with another that greatly softened concerns about those questions.

Feb 27 19:58

Karl Rove Chased Out of UCSB

Feb 27 19:54

PHOTO OF DAMAGE CAUSED BY TODAY'S TSUNAMI IN HAWAII!!!!!!!!



Feb 27 19:51

A perfect storm is brewing for the IPCC

The emerging errors of the IPCC's 2007 report are not incidental but fundamental, says Christopher Booker.

Feb 27 19:51

It Didn't Start With Climategate

Perhaps the most blatant example is IPCC's Second Assessment Report (SAR), completed in 1995 and published in 1996. Its SPM contains the memorable phrase "the balance of evidence suggests a discernible human influence on global climate." You may recall that this 1996 IPCC report played a key role in the political deliberations that led to the 1997 Kyoto Protocol.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Mr. Ben Santer has admitted to making outrageous , unscientific alterations of the seminal 1995 IPCC report that concluded man was responsible for global warming ..In turn , he has passed the buck onto goverment officials who demanded this bogus conclusion be reached - come hell or high water ... Was then Vice President Al Gore one of thode unnamed government oficials? .. There was certainly no higher - ranked US governmental official at the time who maintained such a bizarre fetish on this issue ..This was after all the same Al Gore who sacked climate scientists who didn't share his apocalyptic vision of the future of the globe

Feb 27 18:18

Absolute Proof Most Jews Are Not ‘True Jews’

The 13th Tribe’ by Arthur Koestler (suicided by Mossad) explains the creation of the European Khazar/Ashkenazi Jews who are descended from Huns, not semitic peoples.

Feb 27 18:10

New Study Shows Money Has Tightened Despite Fed’s Efforts

The study also disproves the claim by Paulson, Bernanke, Bush, Geithner, Summers, Obama et al, that pumping hundreds of billions of dollars into the Wall Street banks was necessary to assure the free flow of credit to businesses and consumers. The real goal of the TARP and the Federal Reserve's extraordinary measures was enrich Wall Street executives and to assure that they had the funding to ride out the credit contraction which will take years to unwind.

Feb 27 17:46

The 'Jersey Girls' Support Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth

We must applaud Mr. Richard Gage and his colleagues, Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth, for their tenacity in seeking to answer lingering questions concerning the total destruction of the World Trade Center complex, in particular buildings 1, 2 and 7.

As with any scientific report, conclusions must be able to be replicated and verified by subsequent public peer reviews. Mr. Gage and his colleagues have attempted to do just that with NIST's Final Report of the Collapse of the WTC. There seem to be discrepancies and omissions in NIST's conclusions, which Mr. Gage and his colleagues have brought to light.

Feb 27 17:42

Unnecessary surgery exposed! Why 60% of all surgeries are medically unjustified and how surgeons exploit patients to generate profits

Every year millions of Americans go under the knife, but many of them are enduring great pain and shelling out thousands of dollars for surgeries they don't really need. In fact, the only people who seem to really benefit from these unnecessary medical procedures are the medical professionals who stand to make exorbitant amounts of money from performing them.

An estimated 7.5 million unnecessary medical and surgical procedures are performed each year, writes Gary Null, PhD., in Death by Medicine.

Feb 27 16:30

Killing Enthusiasm: President Obama's Afghanistan Strategy Turns Off Young Voters

President Obama should rethink the Afghanistan war for lots of reasons. The war isn't making us more secure. It's costing us billions (soon to be trillions) of dollars. It's costing us jobs. The war causes massive human suffering for both Afghans and Americans. We can now add another reason for the president to rethink the Afghanistan war: it's hurting his party's re-election efforts among a key constituency.

Feb 27 16:27

Gaza in plain language

Feb 27 15:48

US Winds Down Afghan Assault But 'Bigger One On The Way'

US-led forces were Saturday winding down one of their biggest offensives yet in Afghanistan, but an official said it was a mere prelude to a larger assault in the works on the Taliban bastion of Kandahar.

The two-week Operation Mushtarak ("Together") had symbolically culminated Thursday when authorities hoisted the Afghan flag in Marjah.

Feb 27 15:39

'Israel Pressing US Not to Send New Envoy to Syria'

Israel is urging the United States to freeze its decision to send a new envoy to Syria, in the wake of this week's tripartite meeting between Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Syrian President Bashar Assad and Hezbollah Secretary General Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah, according to a report Saturday in London-based Arabic daily As-Sharq Al-Awsat

Feb 27 15:34

Dubai Police Chief to Israeli Mossad Head: Be A Man!

Dubai Police Chief Dahi Khalfan Tamim urged Meir Dagan, the director of Israel's Mossad, to "be a man" and admit that Israel stands behind last month's assassination of Hamas chief Mahmoud al-Mabhouh, according to a report Saturday in Emirati newspaper Al-Khaleej.

Feb 27 15:16

Tsunami watch at Waikiki Beach

Feb 27 15:14

LIVE TSUNAMI WEBCAM COVERAGE

Feb 27 15:11

Karl Rove Chased Out of UCSB 2/25/10

Feb 27 15:09

No big waves in Hawaii from Chile quake

Scientists had predicted waves up to 9 feet on some Hawaiian shores, but that did not appear to be materializing at 4:40 p.m.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Actually, watching the live cam at Hilo, the situation continues to escalate. Each succeeding wave surge continues to be greater than the previous one. For people whose idea of a tsunami comes from mega-disaster movies, this is a disappointment, but it is obvious something very unusual is happening.

Feb 27 14:50

Mysterious Deaths of 911 Witnesses

Feb 27 14:49

ClimateGate: It’s NOT The CO2 Stupid!

There is another bizarre twist in the release of damming files from the Climatic Research Unit (CRU) at the University of East Anglia known as ‘climategate’. It is the biggest deception in history but the story and arguments of how the material was obtained, its credibility and significance have diverted attention from the real scientific issue......

Feb 27 14:34

Live Video Coverage for Hawaii Tsunami - Watch Tsunami Video Coverage

requires windows media player

Feb 27 13:59

Waiting to be Saved The Sad Case of the ‘ Unconnected Dots ‘

Matter of fact, the apathy level seems to be greater now than even under the Bush & Cheney Gang’s rule. Maybe that’s it. Maybe all the good folks, the ones who did not buy into the crap that the Bush & Cheney Gang was selling, maybe they are now locked into Mr. Obama and the Democrats. I guess they are waiting to be.......saved. Ain’t gonna happen folks. As long as the good folks pass us by on the street corners of America, it’ll continue to be business as usual.

Feb 27 13:44

US sponsors terrorists to overthrow Iran’s government again? Evidence suggests it’s true

*hyperlinks and video live at source*

Abdolmalek Rigi, leader of the assassination/terrorist group, Jundallah, was announced as captured by Iran’s government on February 23, 2010. Iran televised Mr. Rigi making a statement that the US government funds Jundallah, provides weapons, and assists with logistical management.

Such testimony should be viewed skeptically, as Mr. Rigi’s honesty could certainly be compromised while a prisoner. However, the most important circumstantial evidence and history corroborate the conclusion that the US is engaged in state-sponsored terrorism to overthrow Iran’s government.

Let’s consider this evidence (additional documentation and summaries here, here, and here):

Feb 27 12:29

Hilo, Hawaii, appears poised for brunt of tsunami

The tsunami racing towards Hawaii right now, set off by the 8.8-magnitude earthquake near Chile's capital, appears poised to strike the city of Hilo first and hardest.

Current predictions by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) show waves of a little more than 8 feet headed for Hilo. The first wave is expected to strike at about 4:05 p.m. EST. The NOAA does stress on its website that these are only estimates.

Feb 27 12:27

Obama Seeks US Ban of Assault Weapons For Benefit of Mexico

What Mr. Holder is saying is that the need for lowering drug crime in Mexico supersedes the Constitutional protections of American citizens.

Feb 27 12:26

Denninger: Let’s Cut the Crap - We Are in a Depression Right Now

We have been in that depression for about 18 months and there is no evidence that we will exit it, as we have yet to find a way to pull back the deficit spending without an instantaneous collapse in the economy.

Feb 27 12:20

The Mossad Role in the JFK Assassination Conspiracy

Since November 22, 1963 many have spent vast amounts of time researching the assassination, putting forth a wide variety of theories.

Most of the research has been devoted to what one more perceptive critic described as "a consuming preoccupation [with] the microanalytic searching for facts of how the assassination was accomplished," while at the same time, he points out "there has been almost no systematic thinking on why President Kennedy was killed."

So while people have focused on how many assassins were involved, and how many shots they fired at JFK and where the shots came from and where the bullets hit, the real question of who was ultimately responsible for the assassination—not who fired the bullets, but who sponsored the assassins who fired those bullets—has been ignored.

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Worth another look after Dubai.

Feb 27 12:19

Iranian envoy: IAEA’s Iran report imbalanced, not reflecting Iran’s views

Soltanieh said the IAEA Chief’s report has focused on unnecessary technical details, thus raising ambiguities and problems.

He added that unfortunately, the IAEA Chief’s report has re-touched the old and unpleasant issue, the alleged studies, as a new topic.

On the issue of Iran’s 20 percent enrichment referred to in the IAEA Chief’s report, Soltanieh said the Agency has in its correspondences explicitly said that the inspectors had been ordered to be present upon start of activities as they did.

Elsewhere in the statement, Soltanieh referred to correspondences between Iran and the IAEA, saying the new IAEA Chief’s report has failed to focus on the correspondences.

The Agency had the duty to reflect Iran’s explanations, he added.

Feb 27 12:11

Police recover DNA of Dubai hitmen

Dubai police say they have recovered the DNA of assassins, who killed a senior Hamas commander in January.

"We have DNA evidence ... from the crime scene. The DNA of the criminals is there," police chief Dhahi Khalfan said on Friday on the Arab satellite television Al-Arabiya.

Feb 27 12:09

HILLARY SAVES PASSOVER (OR SOMETHING SMELLS FISHY IN ISRAEL)

The US State Department, Hillary Clinton in particular, is leading the struggle to guarantee that gefilte fish will be on every Jewish table for the festive season….

Ummmmm….. what about the Palestinians that have NO FOOD on their tables? What about the Palestinians that do not even have tables to sit at in the tents they are forced to be living in because of illegal evictions from their homes?

Priorities?? DOWNRIGHT SICK!

Feb 27 10:38

Sheep-Shearing Season on the Revenue Ranch

To put the matter bluntly, police -- the self-described "Sheepdogs" -- aren't here to protect the flock, but rather to make sure that we're securely penned in when it's sheep-shearing season.

Officers disguised as homeless people were dispatched to harass drivers at a busy intersection: The "homeless" people -- most likely in violation of traffic ordinances, certainly in violation of the 4th Amendment and Minnesota's state equivalent -- would peer into cars and then radio ahead to their cohorts in officially sanctioned crime, who would hand each "offender" an extortion note (more commonly called a "traffic ticket").

Feb 27 10:10

You Can Call Him Al ... But Al Won't Call You Back

Al Gore won a Nobel Prize and an Oscar for his film, An Inconvenient Truth. But in the last three months, as global warming has gone from a scientific near-certitude to the subject of satire, Gore -- the public face of global warming -- has been silent on the topic.

The former vice president apparently finds it inconvenient even to answer calls to testify before the U.S. Senate. You can call him Al . . . but he won't call back.

Feb 27 10:05

Pub landlord is first person in Britain to be jailed over smoking ban

Last night his wife, Denise, 53, who is also a publican, said she was disgusted that her husband would be in prison alongside murderers and rapists.

'Criminals and bad people go to prison not law-abiding businessmen like my husband who are trying to earn an honest living,' she said. 'Nick doesn't deserve to go to jail, all he has done is speak his mind and people simply don't like it.

'Ninety per cent of people who come into my pub want to smoke, even the non-smokers think there should be a choice. These laws are ridiculous.'

Feb 27 10:02

Apple admits child labour was used to build iPods and iPhones in Chinese factories

Technology giant Apple has admitted that child labour has been employed at some of the factories that build its iPods, computers and mobile phones.

Feb 27 09:58

Massive Twitter Phish Attack Hits Ministers, Banks

Micro-blogging giant Twitter was affected by a serious phishing attack which resulted in a flood of spam messages coming from hacked accounts, with most of them belonging to some high-profile UK cabinet ministers and a few banks.

It was reported that the Twitter accounts of British MP Ed Miliband, Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change and the Labour Party Deputy Leader Harriet Harman were sending links to websites selling fake medicine after being compromised by the phishing attack.

Popular telephone banking service FirstDirect was also affected by the attack, which sent out links to suspicious websites that tricked the unsuspecting users into giving their Twitter log-in credentials.

Feb 27 09:57

Sceptics seek second Climtegate panel casualty

Climate sceptics look to take another scalp from the panel investigating the conduct of scientists researching climate change, following leaked emails from the University of East Anglia, writes Nick Scott Plummer.

Feb 27 09:54

Raw Video: Quake-Stricken Chile in Ruins

Feb 27 09:45

The Rise of the Sceptics

Nick Bryant reports from Australia on how climate change scepticism there is on the rise, with a political backlash following December 2009's conference in Copenhagen.

BBC iPlayer report.

Feb 27 09:40

Arrested Terrorist Leader Exposes Extensive CIA Connections

The leader of a Sunni terrorist group fighting against Shiites in Iran says his organization has close links with the CIA. The head of the Jundullah group was captured earlier this week in the south of the country. Abol-malik Rigi says he met the U.S. agents in Pakistan, who promised support for carrying out terrorist attacks in Iran.

Feb 27 09:15

'Iran challenges world's stability'

Defense Minister Ehud Barak stressed the need for tough sanctions against Iran as he wrapped up meetings with senior American officials, even as the two allies have disagreed on the severity of punitive measures in recent days.

“What is really needed is significant sanctions, effective ones, within a time limit,” he said during a speech on Friday at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy. During his five-day visit to the US, Barak emphasized that Iran is not only Israel’s problem. “Iran is not just a challenge to Israel,” he said, envisioning a nuclear Iran that intimidates its neighbors and legitimizes radicalism and terror. “I can hardly think of a stable world order with a nuclear Iran,” he said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It is quite obvious that Barak is blissfully oblivious to the heavy irony in that statement regarding "...envisioning a nuclear Iran that intimidates its neighbors and legitimizes radicalism and terror.“

In the neighborhood of the Middle East, it is Israel which intimidates its neighbors and legitimizes radicalism and terror, particularly for Palestinians having to deal with intimidation and physical violence from settlers living on illegal settlements, not to mention the IDF.

It is Israel which will not allow the siege of Gaza to end.

It is Israel which refuses to define its borders in order to obtain a meaningful peace with the Palestinians.

It is Israel which continues to harass Lebanon, with illegal overflights to which the IDF is hoping the Lebanese military will respond, so that they have another excuse to go into Lebanon, all the way to the Litani river, because they want to claim the water as its own.

It is Israel which has nuclear weapons, as confirmed by the revelations of Mordechai Vannunu in the late 80s, and by both former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, and former American President Jimmy Carter.

It is Israel which urged the US to invade and occupy one of its former "existential threats in the region", Iraq. The Iraq war was built on a pack of lies with which to "sell" the war to the American people; now, Israel is trying to do the same thing with Iran.

It is Israel which believes that its Mossad can carry out extrajudicial assassinations everywhere in the world with impunity, as evidenced by the recent "hit" on Mahmoud al-Mabhoud in Dubai.

It is Israel which takes territory by any means they think they can get away with, as evidenced by the recent declaration of "heritage sites". As reported on 25 February 2010 in:

http://www.jweekly.com/article/full/41481/soldiers-clash-with-upset-palestinians/

"At a special Cabinet meeting Feb. 21, Netanyahu announced the plans for the Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron, as well as Rachel’s Tomb on the outskirts of Bethlehem, to be added to a list of national heritage sites that Israel will rehabilitate and promote. Altogether, about 150 sites are on the list."

"The Palestinians claim all of the West Bank as part of a future state, and see the Israeli move as a provocation. In fact, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, speaking Feb. 23 during a visit in Belgium, warned that the region could plunge into a “religious war.” '

it is Israel which is the ultimate "bad neighbor" in the Middle East, not Iran.

Feb 27 09:10

Is Government broken?

The Federal Government is broken
15% (317 votes)
The State Governments are broken
1% (11 votes)
State and Federal Governments are broken
79% (1664 votes)
Government is fine and I am a happy little mushroom!
5% (114 votes)
Total votes: 2106
Feb 27 08:37

SEX, LIES AND YOUTUBE

This seems to be a never ending saga…. it’s obvious that sex is a great attention getter….

Plans are even underway to release a second video within the next few days. I’m not sure if it is the zionist campaign or those of us that find it vile that is responsible for that…

Feb 27 08:37

CANADA DIVIDED…… ON APARTHEID

Artists Against Israeli Apartheid: Montreal, February 25th 2010

Feb 27 08:37

THE ARROGANCE OF JEWISH POWER

Zionism just doesn’t give a damn! It’s as simple as that. They do what they want, when they want and to whom they want to. No one has stopped them in their quest to rid the entire area of all non Jews. No one has made a move to create sanctions against the state that has violated everything sacred to humanity, including the Declaration of Human Rights. To them, it’s nothing but a joke whenever there is criticism of their foul deeds.

Feb 27 08:28

Hawaii markets jammed at 5AM on a Saturday as Tsunami worries set in.

Feb 27 07:38

Ron Paul: Oath to US Constitution rejected by both parties’ “leadership.” US revolt coming?

*hyperlinks and video live at source*

Congressman Ron Paul spoke on the House floor for 5-minutes on US policy to assassinate US citizens at the dictate of the executive branch based on “secret evidence,” US policy of torture that includes American citizens and without legal recourse, US policy of rendition to secret prisons, and unlimited detention.

He concludes with “emperor has no clothes” obvious observation that these acts are unlawful.

Dr. Paul states with “emperor has no clothes” simple fact that the “leadership” of both Republican and Democratic parties uphold these policies despite their Orwellian opposition to our US Constitution that our government and military have oaths to support and defend against all enemies, foreign and domestic.

The video is below.

Feb 27 07:35

US offers base for terror? CIA alleged militant link in Iran

There are claims America is sponsoring terror attacks in Iran. The allegations come from a militant group's leader who was captured in Iran on Tuesday. He says he met CIA agents in Pakistan, who promised to supply arms to his organisation a claim Washington denies.

Feb 27 07:13

Video: The battle for Kirkuk

Kirkuk, a city rich in natural resources that may represent up to one-quarter of Iraq's oil reserves, is the center knot in a tug of war between the Kurdish Regional Government and central Baghdad.

The Kurds and central Baghdad are both keenly aware that Kirkuk's oil would be enough of an economic resource to allow Kurdistan to finance a move for autonomy.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is a powder keg, and the lack of any political resolution here may well mean a war for independence by the Kurds against Iraq.

Feb 27 07:04

US Steps Deeper Into Afghan Quagmire

With the ongoing attack on Marjah, the US military began its first major assault on a Taliban controlled town in Afghanistan and simultaneously entered a new and expanded phase of the war. The resulting military victory was predictable but the side effects of civilian casualties and property destruction won't allow the coalition forces to win any local "hearts and minds," nor increase the acceptability of the Karzai regime. ''

Feb 27 07:02

Democrats vote to renew Patriot Act

Under conditions of deepening economic crisis and in the face of ever-wider social polarization at home, it can defend these interests only by embracing the unconstitutional methods adopted by the Bush administration. The Obama White House is continuing to build up a police state not for use against some ubiquitous terrorist threat, but to counter the inevitable growth of mass struggles by the American working class.

Feb 27 06:57

Clinton Insists She Pressed Israeli DM on Gaza Blockade

Though the Obama Administration’s official meetings with Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak centered mostly on planning more moves against Iran, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton insists that she did bring up the ongoing blockade of the Gaza Strip.

“We discussed it at length,” Clinton told reporters, “we hope to see progress there.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The US has rarely had a more geopolitically impotent Secretary of State than we have in Clinton.

Were I a betting person, I would bet that there will be absolutely no change in the siege of Gaza for some time to come.

Feb 27 06:56

Core of Corruption: In The Shadows - Official Trailer

Core of Corruption is a documentary film series which details a comprehensive investigation into clandestine intelligence operations and conspiracies. The project is surfacing exclusive whistleblowers, insiders and critical evidence for the very first time. Over 2,000 hours of credible network news clips have been surfaced for this ground breaking event, most of which have never been seen since they aired and have never been available on the internet.

Feb 27 06:54

Israeli DM: No Need to Coordinate With US on Attacking Iran

At his visit to the Washington Institute for Near East Policy (WINEP), an AIPAC founded think tank, Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak reiterated his calls for Western nations to keep “all options” open in moving against Iran. But more importantly, he suggested Israel might attack Iran even beyond American objections.

“I don’t think that there is a need to coordinate in this regard,” Barak insisted, adding later in the speech that Israel has always “felt very proud that we never asked the Americans to come and fight for us.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So, Ehud, you made the claim in public that "...Israel has always “felt very proud that we never asked the Americans to come and fight for us.”?!?

Some Americans have a long memory, sir.

As reported on 18 January, 2003, in

http://www.thetruthseeker.co.uk/article.asp?ID=467

Israel Urges US to Attack Iraq: "Sooner, Rather than Later"

"Sharon's advisor: Urges US to accelerate aggression on Iraq, says postponement bad for Israel"

"A former Israeli ambassador to Washington who is now advisor to Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon has urged the Israeli government to step up pressure on the Bush Administration to accelerate the war on Iraq."

'Zalman Shuval said in an article in the Hebrew newspaper Yedeot Ahranot, published Thursday 16 January, that Israel should make behind-the-scene efforts to get the American administration to attack Iraq "sooner rather than later." '

Shuval argued that while Israel shouldn't brazenly appear as pushing the Bush Administration to attack Iraq, the Jewish state should never ignore or be oblivious to the risks of a postponed war on Iraq."

I will never forget this push to war, to "neutralize" yet another of Israel's "existential threats" in the region. And again, Iraq and Saddam Hussein were accused of having weapons of mass destruction, which was part of the pack of lies upon which that war was sold to the American people.

Neither do those people who fought in this war.

Nor the families and friends of those military service members who died or got maimed for life.

But I'll tell you what; if you start this war (which has been wargamed by Israeli intelligence as having an unclear outcome, with possibly horrendous unforeseen consequences), the US government should let you finish it all by yourself, and see what happens.

Then, the US should yank every bit of economic and military funding from Israel, permanently.

Feb 27 06:54

The New American Century

While Massimo Mazzuccos first political documentary, GLOBAL DECEIT (2006), focused on the long list of inconsistencies in the official version of the 9/11 attacks, THE NEW AMERICAN CENTURY explores the historical, philosophical and economic background that suggests a matrix for such events that is much closer to home than the so-called "Islamic terrorism". The film provides solid evidence for the true reasons behind the Afghanistan and Iraq wars, whose unfolding is described in chilling detail in a document called "Project for the New American Century", published in the year 2,000, that seems to have served as the actual blueprint for such dramatic events

Feb 27 06:42

Hawaii Officials Reportedly to Evacuate Coastal Areas After Chile Quake Triggers Tsunami Warning

The evacuations will begin at 6 a.m. Saturday (11 a.m. EST), KHON2.com reported.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center also issued a tsunami advisory for the coast of California and an Alaskan coastal area from Kodiak to Attu islands.

The first waves were expected to arrive in Hawaii at 11:19 a.m. (4:19 p.m. EST).

Feb 27 06:40

Tsunami Fears In Hawaii Following Massive Earthquake In Chile

The center said a tsunami has been generated that could cause damage along coastlines of all islands in the Hawaii. It said a tsunami in California and Alaska was possible.

Feb 27 06:40

US Eyes Massive Offensive in Kandahar

Reiterating previous comments, several officials in the Obama Administration say that they will soon launch a massive offensive against Afghanistan’s Kandahar Province.

While the agricultural community of Marjah had some value to the Taliban, it was mostly by virtue of it being entirely out of the Karzai government’s control since the 2001 US invasion. Kandahar, on the other hand, is the Taliban’s “heartland,” and resistance is likely to be enormous.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The assault on Kandahar will result in a bloodbath, with US and NATO forces killing everything that moves.

Feb 27 06:32

Russia Angered By US Missile Defense Plan

Russia has serious concerns about U.S. plans to deploy missile interceptors in Romania, the Foreign Ministry said Friday.

The statement from ministry spokesman Andrei Nesterenko reflected Moscow's irritation about the U.S. missile defense plans and signaled tensions in relations with Washington.

Nesterenko said that Russia has been annoyed to learn about the move from the media.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It almost appears that the announcements about the deployments of missiles to Romania were engineered to absolutely scuttle the upcoming nuclear talks between the US and Russia.

Feb 27 06:27

Ethics panel clears 7 on earmarks

The House ethics committee ruled Friday that seven lawmakers who steered hundreds of millions of dollars in largely no-bid contracts to clients of a lobbying firm had not violated any rules or laws by also collecting large campaign donations from those contractors.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The US congress is for sale to the highest bidder, period, end of discussion.

Feb 27 06:20

Ex-U.S. ally Chalabi, now closer to Iran, on ballot in Iraq

The Bush administration introduced Ahmad Chalabi, the former U.S. ally and perennially controversial Iraqi politician, as a secular, pro-Western Mr. Fix-It who could slide right into Saddam Hussein's old seat.

Now, he's No. 3 on an electoral ticket alongside Iraq's biggest Shiite Muslim factions and his name is cropping up regularly as a potential prime minister. If Chalabi does, finally, ascend to an elected post in Iraq, Washington won't be cheering. These days, the nimble politician's fortunes are more closely tied to militant Shiite factions and their allies in Tehran than they are to Washington.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So let me get my head wrapped around this.

The greatest benefactor from the US invasion and occupation of Iraq is.....Iran?!?!?!?

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Feb 27 06:19

Hawaii Tsunami - Evacuation Maps For All Islands (working)

PLEASE ONLY HAWAII RESIDENTS USE THIS LINK.

Feb 27 06:10

READER PHOTOS FROM CHILE QUAKE!

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Feb 27 05:42

EVACUATIONS ORDERED FOR HAWAII - Hawaii Tsunami Zones

Please do not access this map system, unless you live in Hawaii. Their server is already overloaded!

Feb 27 05:18

Hawaii Under Tsunami Warning

The Ewa (EH-vah) Beach, Hawaii-based tsunami center says the first waves are expected to arrive at 11:19 a.m. Saturday (4:19 p.m. EST).

Webmaster's Commentary: 

We here at WRH are high on a hill, but there are a lot of people right on the coastlines who are at risk.

Feb 27 05:02

MAJOR QUAKE SWARM HITS COAST OF CHILE - PEAK QUAKE 8.8

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Tsunami warnings in effect for west coat of Americas and Hawaii. Tsunami expected here in Hawaii at about 11AM

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Feb 27 04:45

Why Real Conservatives Oppose the War on Terror

In short, real conservatives who believe in small government, fiscal responsibility, a rational foreign policy based on the national interest, and non-involvement in other people's quarrels should never support global wars on terror or global wars on anything. They should reject completely the insidious and absurd notion that Washington can intervene all over the world and not raise taxes to pay for the cost, handing our security over to the Chinese lenders and bankrupting our children and grandchildren. Some in Washington have already seen the folly of our present course and are speaking out.

Feb 27 03:52

A "Good" Terrorist Captured by Iran

The Iranian government is celebrating the capture of Abdolmalek Rigi, the leader of a violent group called Jundullah (Arabic for Soldiers of God), which Tehran says is a terrorist organization supported by the United States, Great Britain and Israel.

Jundullah is one of several groups that have been conducting bombings and other violent attacks against Iran’s Islamic regime with the aim of knocking it off balance.

Feb 27 03:46

Bill Gates' $10 Billon Vaccine Scam

Malaria is a parasite-based disease noted for its variety and quick development of resistance to medication. Any "vaccine," if even a billion dollars is able to produce such, would have a limited lifetime and new, patented medications would have to be bought by Africa's poor every few years.

So "donating" a billion dollars to develop a malaria "vaccine" could turn into tens of billions of dollars in drug sales in Africa alone, and Bill Gates, through his drug company investments, will quietly pocket more African blood money.

Feb 27 03:01

Archives Demands DOJ Explain Missing E-Mails

Paul M. Wester, director of the Archives’ modern records program, wrote Justice on Wednesday asking for an explanation for a passage in the department’s just-released Office of Professional Responsibility (OPR) report, which stated that e-mails by John Yoo, Jay Bybee, and another lawyer who worked on two torture memos “had been deleted and were not recoverable,"

Feb 27 02:52

Massive Earthquake Hits Chile 8.3 Magnitude

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) -- The U.S. Geological Survey reports that an 8.3-magnitude earthquake has struck southern Chile.

February 26, 2010

Feb 26 23:41

Alex Jones talks with John Young, an independent scholar, architect, and webmaster of Cryptome

Alex Jones talks with John Young, an independent scholar, architect, and webmaster of Cryptome, a website that functions as a repository for information about freedom of speech, cryptography, spying, and surveillance. Young's site came under fire last week from Yahoo's lawyers when it posted information on Yahoos Compliance Guide for Law Enforcement, a 17 page guide describing Yahoos data retention policies and the surveillance capabilities it offers law enforcement.
http://cryptome.org/

Feb 26 21:32

Skull and Bones Member Pleads Guilty to Fleecing Investors

Forrest David Laidley - the builder of a prominent Lincolnshire mall and former board member of a publicly traded company - has admitted fleecing investors and financial institutions.

Although federal prosecutors say Laidley fraudulently obtained more than $10 million, his attorney has filed documents contending the amount is overstated. His defense attorney, Kenneth Cunniff, couldn't be reached for comment Friday.

Feb 26 18:39

Cybersecurity bill to give president new emergency powers

According to an aide familiar with the proposal, the bill includes a mandate for federal agencies to prepare emergency response plans in the event of a massive, nationwide cyberattack.

The president would then have the ability to initiate those network contingency plans to ensure key federal or private services did not go offline during a cyberattack of unprecedented scope, the aide said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Considering Jay Rockefeller's attitude toward the internet,

as documented here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ct9xzXUQLuY&feature=youtube_gdata

one can hardly be surprised by the draconian legislation he is proposing here.

Let us hope that saner heads will prevail, and that this bill is not passed into law.

Feb 26 18:27

Head of IMF Proposes New Reserve Currency

Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the head of the International Monetary Fund, suggested Friday the organization might one day be called on to provide countries with a global reserve currency that would serve as an alternative to the U.S. dollar.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Looks like IMF head Kahn is looking for the dollar to fall sooner rather than later.

So his solution is to impose on the entire world the same exact system of banking that wrecked the USA???????

Feb 26 17:57

An Accidental Experience with a Health System that Seems to Work

In any case my turn for treatment came soon enough. The doctor and a nurse did a careful job of sewing me up, pulling the wound together with two layers of stitches. Then they sent me on my way, with a letter of instructions to my American doctor about what they’d done, and when he should plan on pulling out the stitches.

On the way out, I passed through the billing room, where the nurse introduced me to a billing office clerk. My bill for the ER visit: $200.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It's refreshing to know that there are countries which are actually making medicine and health care work for their citizens.

Unfortunately, it sure as heck isn't the US of A!!

Feb 26 17:48

Is Glenn Beck warning us that General Wesley Clark is a Whacko?

We've never finished the investigation of 9/11 and whether the administration actually misused the intelligence information it had. The evidence seems pretty clear to me. I've seen that for a long time.

Feb 26 17:31

City removes trash cans, streetlights to save cash

If you come to a neighborhood park in Colorado Springs, plan on bringing your own trash bags.

To save money, the city has removed the trash cans.

Need to catch a bus? Don't try on evenings or weekends. The city has cut that service, too.

And when the sun goes down, Colorado Springs is going to look a little bit dimmer. Crews are removing a third of the city's streetlight to save money on electricity and light bulbs.

Feb 26 17:31

SECRETS OF THE FEDERAL RESERVE

The "monetary reform" plan prepared at Jekyll Island was to be presented to Congress as the completed work of the National Monetary Commission.
It was imperative that the real authors of the bill remain hidden. So great was popular resentment against bankers since the Panic of 1907 that no Congressman would dare to vote for a bill bearing the Wall Street taint, no matter who had contributed to his campaign expenses.

Feb 26 16:31

Big Pharma Fabricates "Female Sexual Dysfunction" to Sell More Drugs

The pharmaceutical industry is attempting to convince the public that a variety of normal conditions affecting the majority of women should be classified as "female sexual dysfunction" and treated with drugs.

The medical establishment has a long history of treating the female body as sexually dysfunctional, from when Hippocrates first attributed "hysteria" to a wandering uterus. According to JoAnn Wypijewski, former senior editor of The Nation, this perspective fell out of favor with the sexual revolution of the 1970s but has since re-emerged.

Feb 26 16:18

Glenn Beck Wants to kill you! (Hypocrisy on Health Care)

12160's T. Jones video

Feb 26 16:10

Israeli-Palestinian conflict: vital statistics

The vital statistics of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict: Palestinian and Israeli dead and injured (adults and children), US funding of the Israeli killing and maiming machine, Israeli flouting of UN resolutions, demolition of Palestinian homes and much more.

Courtesy: If Americans Knew

Feb 26 16:02

New Israeli Law Forbids Palestinians From Mourning Or "Showing Signs Of Sadness"

A new law in Israel makes it a crime to commemorate what Palestinians call the "Nakba", the "catastrophe" of their dispossession by the creation of the Zionist state in 1948. The Knesset, Israel's parliament, has passed "The Nakba Draft Law" after just one reading. Penalties will be imposed on anyone showing signs of sadness and mourning within the (undefined) borders of Israel on 15 May; Palestinians remember on that day the creation of the refugee crisis that remains after 62 years.

Feb 26 16:01

McCain bill threatens access to vitamins and supplements

Senator John McCain (R-Arizona) has introduced a new bill called The Dietary Supplement Safety Act (DSSA) of 2010 (S. 3002), that, if enacted, would severely curtail free access to dietary supplements. Cosponsored by Senator Byron Dorgan (D-North Dakota), the bill would essentially give the FDA full control over the supplement industry.

Feb 26 15:59

Global Warming Update

Given all the false claims and evidence pointing to scientific fraud, I don't think it wise to continue spending billions of dollars and enacting economically crippling regulations in the name of fighting global warming.

Feb 26 15:57

Beware of McCain's Freedom-Destroying Dietary Supplement Regulatory Bill

In this perverted overly-regulated country, food is now toxic, and drugs and chemicals are safe for ingestion, no matter the harm that results. This inversion should remind us that those who best have the consumers health and safety interests at heart are the consumers themselves. It is big government that has a proven track record of not protecting the public. And it is big government that is seeking to take away yet another individual freedom, the right to choose one’s own treatment. (Where is the pro-choice crowd on this one; the ones that claim, “my body, my choice?”)

Feb 26 15:47

The Brits Want Us in Another War

After all, Blair joined Bush in the Iraq charade (Blair insisted that “history would vindicate” them, but history isn’t smiling.) So now a British “expert” demands that Obama bail out the Brits again and live up to the requirements of a mysterious “special relationship” that has never been put into treaty form, publicly debated, and given the advice and consent of the Senate as required by the Constitution. “The core of the problem is a simple inability to recognize and support our friends over adversaries,” pouts the Brit, who wants the US to blow a hole in its hull so we can follow England’s sinking ship.

Feb 26 15:46

A CELEBRATION OF DEATH

Hebron residents feared to leave their homes as Israeli settlers marched through the former downtown core from the Tel Rumeida settlement to the Beit Hadassah settlement, along Suhada street on Friday, witnesses said.

The settlers marched in support of the Sunday announcement by the Israeli cabinet to put the Ibrahimi Mosque, at the center of the Palestinian city of Hebron, on the list of Israeli heritage sites.

The group of settlers were accompanied by armed Israeli soldiers, and locals reported a palatable tension in the ancient quarters of the city.

Feb 26 15:42

The First Summit Of It's Kind: Bashar,Ahmedinejad & Nasrallah

Hezbollah Secretary General Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and Syrian President Bachar Assad were finally united in one and only one picture

Feb 26 15:32

Israeli Spy Networks Continue To Collapse In Lebanon

In the latest developments in this context, a well-informed source told Al-Manar on Friday that the Lebanese army intelligence directorate has arrested two espionage networks serving the Zionist enemy, one in the north and the other in the south.

Feb 26 15:31

Pentagon Discloses Hundreds of Reports of Possibly Illegal Intelligence Activities

The Department of Defense has released more than 800 heavily-redacted pages of intelligence oversight reports, detailing activities that its Inspector General has “reason to believe are unlawful.” The reports are the latest in an ongoing document release by more than a half-dozen intelligence agencies in response to a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit filed by EFF in July 2009.

The reports, submitted to the Intelligence Oversight Board (IOB) by various Department of Defense components, cover the period from 2001 through 2008. The IOB’s role within the Executive Office of the President is to ensure that each component of the intelligence community works within the Constitution and all applicable laws

Feb 26 15:28

Beck’s Failure To Retract Global Warming Advocacy Provokes Online Firestorm

Glenn Beck has failed to respond to a firestorm of reaction to his comments made during a February 21st interview with USA Weekend magazine in which he completely reversed his position on climate change by revealing that he believed in man-made global warming.

Feb 26 15:25

U.S. Struggles To Sway Brazil Against Iran

As the US seeks the broadest possible support for tougher Iran sanctions, the Obama administration is pushing Brazil to join Washington’s fray against Iran.

Brazil’s current position as a voter on the UN Security Council has prompted upcoming visits from the US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and another diplomat, William Burns, to Brasilia, seeking support for a US initiative to impose more sanctions on Iran.

Feb 26 15:07

DNA Deception

When state health officials were sued last year for storing infant blood samples without parental consent, they said it was for medical research into birth defects, childhood cancer and environmental toxins.
They never said they were turning over hundreds of dried blood samples
to the federal government to help build a vast DNA database

Feb 26 14:37

?: Glenn Beck And Alex Jones Working Together To Destroy Debra Medina's Campaign For Texas Governor

The Debra Medina for Texas governor campaign is clearly being sabotaged by both Glenn Beck and Alex Jones in a carefully staged divide and conquer operation.

Feb 26 13:52

Meaning of MERS

The MERS paperless system is the type of crooked rip-off scheme that is has been seen for generations past in the crooked financial world. In this present case, MERS was created in the boardrooms of the most powerful and controlling members of the American financial institutions. This gigantic scheme completely ignored long standing law of commerce relating to mortgage lending and did so for its own personal gain. That the inevitable collapse of the crooked mortgage swindles would lead to terrible national repercussions was a matter of little or no interest to the upper levels of America’s banking and financial world because the only interest of these entities was to grab the money of suckers, keep it in the form of ficticious bonuses, real estate and very large accounts in foreign banks.

Feb 26 13:51

Why iceberg the size of Luxembourg could mean cold winters ahead for Europe

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"But Global Warming made it break off, so it's ALL YOUR FAULT!!!! Send money now to atone." -- Want Al of the Gore

Feb 26 13:50

7.3 Quake near Japan

Webmaster's Commentary: 

No tsunami warning issued.

Feb 26 13:48

Why Switzerland Has The Lowest Crime Rate In The World

The key to freedom is to be able to have the ability to defend yourself, and if you dont have the tools to do that, then youre going to be at the mercy of whomever wants to put you away.

Guns are deeply rooted within Swiss culture – but the gun crime rate is so low that statistics are not even kept.

The country has a population of six million, but there are estimated to be at least two million publicly-owned firearms, including about 600,000 automatic rifles and 500,000 pistols.

Feb 26 13:46

IPCC chief Rajendra Pachauri to face independent inquiry

Rajendra Pachauri, the controversial Chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is to face an international inquiry into the performance of his organisation.

Environment and Climate ministers meeting in closed session in Bali last night insisted that an independent review should be carried out following the publicising of mistakes in its last report, and a row surrounding Dr Pachauri’s robust response to his critics. If his management is found to be at fault his position could become untenable.

Feb 26 13:46

Blockbuster Collapses: Shutting Down 500 Stores In Desperate Bid To Save $200 Million

By closing its 500 weakest stores, the video-rental company hopes to reduce expenses by $200 million, the Financial Times reports.

Feb 26 13:45

BBC web budget cut by half: report

The BBC has refused to comment on recent reports that it will close two radio stations and scale back its web presence in order to save about $965 million Cdn.

Feb 26 13:37

U.S. Data Since 1895 Fail To Show Warming Trend

After examining climate data extending back nearly 100 years, a team of Government scientists has concluded that there has been no significant change in average temperatures or rainfall in the United States over that entire period.

While the nation's weather in individual years or even for periods of years has been hotter or cooler and drier or wetter than in other periods, the new study shows that over the last century there has been no trend in one direction or another.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Yet Ban Ki Moon is still peddling Al Gore's Klimate Kool-Aid

Feb 26 13:35

America the Beautiful is Turning into America the Barbarian

Even after General Petraeus joined all of the experts saying that torture doesn't work, decreases national security, and is bad for our country, the Democrats are scrambling to be as pro-torture as the Republicans.

Feb 26 13:34

23,000 now expected to lose jobs after shuttle retirement

The local economic forecast tied to President Barack Obama's proposed NASA budget keeps growing bleaker.

Revised projections now show that about 23,000 workers at and around Kennedy Space Center will lose their jobs because of the shuttles' retirement and the new proposal to cancel the development of new rockets and spacecraft.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I know what these people are going through. I got caught in the Southern California post-Apollo aerospace slump. In my case that is what drove me to go back into film work, so it worked out eventually, but I do miss the science, and I understand how people who have selflessly devoted their lives to something greater than themselves can feel like they have not only lost a job and a career but even a part of their own identity.

More than that, the space program was a part of the nation's collective identity. Despite its politics and problems, NASA was one of the few aspects of America we could still feel a sense of pride about. With the coming evisceration, there is little left about the USA to feel good about. We are a nation of torturers, war criminals, conquerors, and looters.

Feb 26 13:29

CNN Poll: Majority says government a threat to citizens' rights

Fifty-six percent of people questioned in a CNN/Opinion Research Corporation survey released Friday say they think the federal government's become so large and powerful that it poses an immediate threat to the rights and freedoms of ordinary citizens.

Feb 26 13:29

Dear Timmy: Tim Geithner and Joe Stack

Thanks to SamLowrey.

Warning: language.

Feb 26 13:28

Bernanke delivers blunt warning on U.S. debt

With uncharacteristic bluntness, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke warned Congress on Wednesday that the United States could soon face a debt crisis like the one in Greece, and declared that the central bank will not help legislators by printing money to pay for the ballooning federal debt.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Where was this bluntness and wisdom ten years ago when it was possible to avoid this mess?

Other wiser and perhaps not so blunt observers saw what was coming.

And to be honest, if the Fed won't help get the American people out of the mess the Fed itself created, then it is tome to shut this legalized counterfeiting pyramid scheme down once and for all and go back to the system of government-issued currency the Founding Fathers created for this nation.

Feb 26 13:25

Holocaust survivor wins right to Jewish care

Jakub Mangell, an 86-year-old man who survived the Nazi Holocaust in Poland and fled to Sweden in 1946, has won his battle against a Swedish district council for the right to a place in a Jewish nursing home.

Why not go back to poland?!

Feb 26 13:20

Jewish Groups Geared to Fight 'Apartheid Week'

Jewish and human rights groups are gearing up to counter “Israel Apartheid Week” events next week. “Apartheid Week” is an annual event organized on college campuses in the United States, Canada and elsewhere by extreme anti-Israel groups.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Extreme?

Was being anti-Apartheid extreme when it was South Africa we were talking about?

Feb 26 13:19

City of Angels on brink of abyss

Los Angeles, the second-largest US city, is facing a crisis of funding not seen since the darkest days of the Great Depression

Webmaster's Commentary: 

If it looks like a Depression and sounds like a Depression and acts like a Depression; it's a Depression.

Feb 26 13:18

High court to define reach of gun-control laws

The case marks the second round of high-stakes litigation over the breadth of the Second Amendment — and will likely have wider impact nationwide than the first. In June 2008, the justices struck down a Washington, D.C., handgun ban and declared for the first time that the Second Amendment covers an individual right to keep and bear arms.

The new question is whether the 2008 decision also applies to cities and states, or only to laws in the federal government and its enclaves, such as Washington. It sets up another major constitutional question with ramifications for scores of mostly urban gun regulations.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

If the Bill of Rights is not enforceable at the state and county levels, then I guess we don't really need a Federal Government after all, do we?

Feb 26 13:13

The US Income-tax

TWO SERIOUS QUESTIONS:
1. Was the 16th Amendment lawfully adopted?
2. Are U.S. Federal Income Taxes Legal?

Feb 26 12:49

FLASHBACK: CIA HUMAN RESOURCE EXPLOIT TRAINING MANUAL, 1983

Available in pdf or html form.

p.7, as you can see under the strikethrough:

"WHILE WE DO NOT STRESS THE USE OF COERCIVE TECHNIQUES, WE DO WANT TO MAKE YOU AWARE OF THEM AND THE PROPER WAY TO USE THEM"

becomes, after the proposed revision:

"WHILE WE DEPLORE THE USE OF COERCIVE TECHNIQUES, WE DO WANT TO MAKE YOU AWARE OF THEM SO THAT YOU MAY AVOID THEM."

Feb 26 12:39

Bribes Let Tomato Vendor Sell Tainted Food

Robert Watson, a top ingredient buyer for Kraft Foods, needed $20,000 to pay his taxes. So he called a broker for a California tomato processor that for years had been paying him bribes to get its products into Kraft’s plants. The scheme involved millions of pounds of tomato products with high levels of mold or other defects, the case has raised serious questions about how well food manufacturers safeguard the quality of their ingredients.

Feb 26 11:36

Indian law would make criticizing GM crops an imprisonable offense

In an unprecedented muzzle on the right to freedom of speech of the citizen, Chapter 13 section 63 of the draft bill says, “Whoever, without any evidence or scientific record misleads the public about the safety of the organisms and products…shall be punished with imprisonment for a term that shall not be less than six months but which may extend to one year and with fine which may extend to two lakh rupees or with both.”

Feb 26 11:11

Paul Craig Roberts: US pushing for nuclear war; “leadership” treasonous for duping US into wars

*hyperlinks and video live at source*

“The morons in Washington are pushing the envelope of nuclear war. The insane drive for American hegemony threatens life on earth. The American people, by accepting the lies and deceptions of "their" government, are facilitating this outcome.”

“Some other agenda is being served that we are not being told.” – Paul Craig Roberts

Paul Craig Roberts is one of the most respected conservative voices in the nation. He is the former Assistant Secretary of the Treasury, and was Associate Editor of the Wall Street Journal. He has held numerous academic appointments, including the William E. Simon Chair, Center for Strategic and International Studies, Georgetown University, and Senior Research Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University.

Feb 26 11:06

Carpe Diem, Dr. Paul!

Ron Paul’s stunning landslide victory in the CPAC straw poll is an event that cannot be allowed to go to waste. Political moments this ripe are about as rare as the California condor, and Ron Paul would do us all an incalculable service if he would seize the day, and declare his intention to run in the 2012 presidential election. He needs to do this right now. Not next month, not next year, but now.

Feb 26 10:39

CAUGHT: The Man That Impersonated Jim Rogers And Called For The Pound To Collapse

Actually, Jim Rogers didn't say that the pound will collapse in the very near future...

It was all made up by this guy, whose company put out the following press release as what appears to have been a publicity stunt:

CAUGHT: The Man That Impersonated Jim Rogers And Called For The Pound To Collapse

Feb 26 10:32

For Israel, every traveller is an ambassador

Israel has come under harsh criticism for waging a one-sided war against Hamas in Gaza, for possible involvement in assassinations and for belligerent comments by its foreign minister towards some of its neighbours – and the government has decided to fight back.

It is enlisting the help of citizen-diplomats to take the battle to foreign destinations. But instead of tackling its human-rights or international-relations image, the Israeli government wants the world to know Israelis don't ride camels or eat only kebabs, if a just-unveiled series of TV spots is an indicator.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Feb 26 09:51

The Sixth Annual Israeli Apartheid Week 2010

Solidarity in Action: Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions
March 2010

Mark your calendars - the 6th International Israeli Apartheid Week (IAW) will take place across the globe from from the 1st to the 14th of March 2010!

Since it was first launched in 2005, IAW has grown to become one of the most important global events in the Palestine solidarity calendar. Last year, more than 40 cities around the world participated in the week's activities, which took place in the wake of Israel's brutal assault against Palestinians in the Gaza Strip. IAW continues to grow with new cities joining this year.

Feb 26 09:46

Evil Triumphs

When good men do nothing. So now the question is, are there any good men left after Joe Stack? The "yoke" of taxation has caused so many to up-rise and shed blood through out history one with a functioning brain might think maybe, just maybe, terrorizing the citizenry to extort taxes might not be the best of ideas, as this is exactly the IRS's method of operations, all the while trying to convince us it is voluntary. Yea right, try to opt out of this voluntary tax system and wind up dead, in prison, or with an asshole a 747 can fly through sideways. That is your options. You can volunteer to drop out of the income tax shakedown if you like the idea of being a worm farm.

http://tshtf.blogspot.com/2010/02/evil-triumphs.html

Feb 26 09:44

Afghanistan capital Kabul hit by suicide attack

Explosions and gunfire in the centre of the Afghan capital, Kabul, have left at least 17 people dead, officials say.

The attack took place in an area of hotels and guesthouses popular with foreigners. Up to nine Indians, a Frenchman and an Italian were killed.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The US and NATO can't even keep Afghanistan's capital safe; what does that say for keeping the rest of the country safe from attacks like this?

The answer is, they can't.

Feb 26 09:36

What is the greatest hoax in history? (Suggested by readers)

Human-Caused global warming
9% (361 votes)
Cancer
3% (110 votes)
Federal Reserve fiat currency
29% (1162 votes)
Religion
30% (1173 votes)
Holocaust
25% (980 votes)
JFK Assassination
4% (173 votes)
Total votes: 3959
Feb 26 09:31

US folly unites Iran and Syria

How can US policy-makers not know that until they formulate a policy that is as firm on the Israelis as it is on the Palestinians, their attempts to curb other problems in the region – such as Iran’s and Syria’s defiant foreign policies – will only be in vain? Surely the country’s intelligentsia should have acknowledged by now that Iran is able to fulfill its strategic ambitions in the Middle East largely through discontent around the region for American policy toward the Israeli-Palestinian confrontation.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Unfortunately, US foreign policy is utterly under Israeli control at this time.

Only when this country can finally break free of this can we actually look at having a truly sane, long-term, and productive foreign policy in the Middle East which may achieve some level of peace and stability for both a Palestinian state, and for Israel.

Feb 26 09:29

First Wind swindle has just committed another heist

“First Wind has ties to the administration of President Barack Obama. A New York City hedge fund, D.E. Shaw & Co., is a major investor in First Wind, according to statements issued in recent years by First Wind. Lawrence H. Summers, who now heads Obama’s National Economic Council, was a compensated managing director at D.E. Shaw before leaving late last year.

The firm’s founder, David E. Shaw, is a member of Obama’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology.”

At the 9/3/09 Hornell Town Meeting, Congressman Eric Massa expressed his profound outrage with this despicable and unconscionable abuse of public funds. He vowed to initiate a GAO investigation into the issuance of the grant, hoping to block the funds.

Feb 26 09:27

A PEEK AT ISRAEL’S SETTLEMENT ‘FREEZE’

The World Court has ruled that all the settlements Israel has built in these territories are illegal.

Feb 26 09:27

RACHEL CORRIE TO GET HER DAY IN COURT

On March 10, in the Israeli city of Haifa, American peace activist Rachel Corrie will get her day in court. Rachel’s parents, Cindy and Craig Corrie, are bringing suit against the Israeli defence ministry for Rachel’s killing by an Israeli military bulldozer in Gaza in March 2003.

Four key American and British witnesses who were present at the scene – members of the International Solidarity Movement – will be allowed into Israel to testify, despite having been barred previously by the Israeli authorities from entering the country. This reversal by the Israeli authorities is apparently due to U.S. government pressure, the Guardian reports. (Three cheers for any U.S. officials who contributed to this pressure. What else could you make the Israeli government do?)

Feb 26 09:26

INTOLERANCE TOWARDS THE DEAD

In a typical move, Israel is building a “museum of tolerance” right on top of an ancient Muslim cemetery, writes Khalid Amayreh

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And yet it's headline news aro9und the world when a (usually hoaxed) swastika gets spray-painted on a Jewish tombstone.

Feb 26 09:25

AN ENCOUNTER WITH THE ISRAELI POLICE

On Wednesday, my wife, I, and a graduate student drove up to Salfit area where my student is doing a master’s thesis on the impact of the Burqan Industrial settlements on the health of the Palestinian villagers. The Israeli industrial settlement dumps daily hundreds of cubic meters of industrial waste water laden with heavy metals and other chemicals down into the valley where
residents of Brukeen breath air, use the fields for raising crops and feeding their animals. This pollution of private lands has been going on for years.

Feb 26 09:24

Jim Bunning Repeatedly Blocks Unemployment Benefits Extension, Tells Dem 'Tough Shit'

Jim Bunning, a Republican from Kentucky, is single-handedly blocking Senate action needed to prevent an estimated 1.2 million American workers from prematurely losing their unemployment benefits next month.

Bunning says he doesn't oppose extending benefits -- he just doesn't want the money that's required added to the deficit. He proposes paying for the 30-day extension with stimulus funds. The Senate's GOP leadership did not support him in his objections.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

If Bunning wants reduce the deficit, he should stop the funding of these wars without end and the massive increase in military spending, rather than potentially hold up unemployment benefits.

It is a very good thing for the people of Kentucky and the the US that this man is not running in the next election cycle.

Feb 26 09:23

Lavrov: Still no proof of Iran's nuclear weapon decision

Russia's Foreign Minister says there's no evidence Iran plans to build a nuclear bomb - and that further sanctions against it are unlikely to produce results.

Feb 26 09:17

GOA Alert: Obama Threatening to Pass Anti-gun Health Care by Cheating

He's like a playground bully -- on steroids!

According to a recent poll, only 23% of the American people want Congress to pass the anti-gun ObamaCare bill.

And the President's response to this? He believes Americans are just too stupid to understand what geniuses like him, Nancy Pelosi, and Harry Reid are trying to do for us.

So what is Obama's current plan?

Cheat.

ObamaCare is already the product of fraud, secrecy, bribery, and corruption. But Obama is preparing to ratchet up this corruption to a whole new level.

Feb 26 09:16

At least 700,000 without power across the Northeast due to winter storm

An unceasing winter storm unleashed multiple dangers across the Northeast on Friday, blasting the coast with hurricane-force winds that fanned a New Hampshire hotel fire, flooding parts of Maine, dropping 2 feet of snow on parts of New York, and cutting power to at least 700,000 homes and businesses., and blowing the roof of the Gloucester Inn off.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Gosh DARN that global warming!!!!" -- Saint Al of the Gore

Feb 26 09:14

Juan Cole on Israel and its Lobby: Ideological Blinders or Hidden Meaning

Cole, who is a college professor, dares to do what few of his peers are willing to do: present his views (most frequently on his weblog, “Informed Comment”) on current Middle East issues which necessarily touch the taboo topic of Israel and contradict the position of the Israel lobby. As a Middle East specialist, Cole is capable of writing very informative pieces on that region, which go into far greater depth than I have the expertise to do. It is certainly not in his view of the Middle East per se where I find

Feb 26 09:10

Mossad Agents with Fake Pass in Malta

The assassination of Mohammed Mabhouh in Dubai was not the first International crime which Mossad death squads committed by using the fake or stolen European passports. There is a long record full of assassinations which were carried out by the Israeli death squads in Europe and in many other countries. The latest crime, the assassination of Mohammad Al-Mabhouh in Dubai and the full details which the police of Dubai exposed, raises once again the question about the relationship between the European countries and Israel, especially those countries in which the Mossad has carried out crimes in the past.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I hate the word "Assassination" because it implies some kind or arcane acceptability even though the killing is extra-judicial. I think we need to call these crimes what they are; murders. Israel is traveling around the world murdering people, no different than when the mafia whacks someone they don't like.

Known Israeli murders in Europe include...

Wael Adel Zuaiter was assassinated in Rome on Oct. 17 1972.
Hussein Ali Abu al-Khmer was assassinated in Cyprus on April 6 1973.
Bassel Rauf al-Kais was assassinated in Paris on April 6 1973.
Mahmoud Abu Daieh was assassinated in Paris on June 28 1973.
Mahmoud Walad Saleh was assassinated in Paris on Feb. 2 1977.
Said Hamami was assassinated in London on Feb. 2 1978.
Ezz al-Din al-Kalak was assassinated in Paris on Aug. 3 1978.
Ibrahim Abed al-Aziz was assassinated in Paris on Dec. 15 1979.
Samir Tokan was assassinated in Cyprus on Dec. 15 1979.
Zuheir Mohsen was assassinated in France on July 26 1979.
Josef Mubarak was assassinated in Paris on Feb. 18 1980.
Majed Abu Sharar was assassinated in Rome on Oct. 9 1981.
Naim Khader was assassinated in Brussels on Dec. 7 1981.
Mohammad Taha was assassinated in Germany in 1982.
Kmal Hasan abu Dalo and Nazeh Matar were assassinated in Rome on June 26 1982.
Fadel Sad Anani was assassinated in Paris on July 23 1982.
Ma’amon Imresh al-Sghaier was assassinated on Aug. 20 1983 in Athens.
Jamel Abed al-Khader Abu al-Rob was assassinated on Dec. 22 1983 in Athens.
Hnna Meqbel was assassinated in May 13 1984 in Nicosia.
Khaled Ahmad Nazzal was assassinated on June 9 1986 in Rome.
Monther Jode abu Ghazale was assassinated on Oct. 21 1986 in Athens.
Mohammad Hasan Behias and Mohammad Basem Hamdi were assassinated on Feb. 14 1988 in Limassol.
Marwan al- Kayali was assassinated on Feb. 14 1988 in Limassol.

Feb 26 09:06

Rise Up! v2.0 HD

Feb 26 09:01

An appeal to anti-war organizations & activists to oppose the increasing threats against Iran

Around the world, anti-war activists are preparing for major protests this spring to oppose the continuing U.S.-led occupations of Iraq and Afghanistan. Meanwhile, a storm of developments is dramatically increasing tensions between the United States and the Islamic Republic of Iran. In response, the Campaign Against Sanctions and Military Intervention in Iran (CASMII) is issuing this appeal to the anti-war movements in the United States, United Kingdom and other countries to raise the demands of “No war, no sanctions, no internal interference in Iran!”

Feb 26 08:57

WHO IS SENDING YOUR CHILDREN OFF TO DIE IN WAR WITH IRAN?

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