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August 26, 2009

Aug 26 13:55

Stocks led by four wounded horsemen

A bizarre trend has emerged during these hazy, lazy days of late summer. Overall market volume is unsurprisingly wafer-thin, but a big chunk of trading has been in just four financial companies that have received a healthy dose of support from Washington in order to make it through the credit crisis.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

In other words, real investors have already deserted the stock market while the big players, propped up with your tax dollars, game the numbers higher to use as a political banner for the economy!

Aug 26 13:46

Israeli Nuclear Weapons & Western Hypocrisy

The existence of a nuclear-armed Israel shows the hypocrisy of Western powers that continue to show their “deepening concern” about the “potential pursuit of a nuclear weapon by Iran”. At a White House press conference on 18 May 2009, US President Barack Obama expressed “deepening concern” about “the potential pursuit of a nuclear weapon by Iran.” He continued: “Iran obtaining a nuclear weapon would not only be a threat to Israel and a threat to the United States, but would be profoundly destabilizing in the international community as a whole and could set off a nuclear arms race in the Middle East.”

In his speech, Obama “forgot” to mention the Israeli nuclear arsenal, which is considered by Middle East Muslim nations as a threat.



Aug 26 13:27

President John F Kennedy Secret Society Speech version 2

Aug 26 12:30

Iran allocates $20m to expose US `rights violations`

I can not source this from American news nor foreign news, the only source of this seems to be coming out of Iran.

A majority of Iranian lawmakers have approved a bill that will fund a program intended to expose ``breaches of human rights`` in the US.

In a vote on Sunday, the parliamentarians voted by a margin of 189 to 21 to pass the bill which will allocate $20 million toward the efforts, reported the Iranian Labor News Agency.

"The Americans have repeatedly approved measures to assist Iranian opposition, especially recently [they approved] a $55-million allocation by the US Senate," said Alaeddin Boroujerdi, who head the influential Majlis National Security and Foreign Policy Committee.

Aug 26 12:17

Mammon Nightmare

For the love of money is the root of all evil and the quest of fitly lucre has spawned a monster so hideous that the history books of human depravity will have to be rewritten. A beast yet in its infancy with the ugliness trumping Medusa forcing the weak of heart too cast away vision for fear of ones very livelihood. The knowledge of this menace has the potential to spawn nightmares so for the weak of heart stop now, but for the bravest of the keyboard warriors I invite you to join me as we descend into Satan's realm.

http://tshtf.blogspot.com/

Aug 26 12:09

Exposed: The Swine Flu Hoax

Across the mainstream media, reports announce one swine flu death after another (even though ordinary flu kills about 35,000 Americans each year). Upon closer scrutiny of what passes for journalism, the victims have "underlying health problems," or "a common underlying health condition," or "significant medical conditions."

Aug 26 11:57

Microsoft Apologizes for Photoshopping Black Man out of Advertisment

Many unfortunate incidents in the business world fall under the realm of "What could the involved parties possibly have been thinking?"

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Government, too!

Aug 26 11:52

Makena Resort investors default on loan

MAKENA - Skittish lenders and real estate buyers apparently accomplished what hundreds of protesters couldn't: halt the massive Makena Resort development in South Maui.

A least for now. Everett Dowling, the Wailuku developer who spearheaded the project, said on Tuesday that he hopes to be back on board with new investors in six months.

However, on Monday, Honolulu attorneys for the resort's trustee, Wells Fargo Bank, filed a complaint in 2nd Circuit Court alleging that the partnership of Dowling Co. Inc. and Morgan Stanley Real Estate, together called Makena Land LLC, defaulted on the original $192.5 million loan to purchase the 1,800-acre Makena Resort.

Aug 26 11:44

The Calm Before the Financial Storm?

How will this end? Badly…we keep saying. There is no way out. Either the feds cease spending more than they can raise honestly, by taxation and reasonable borrowing. Or, the system runs into chronic, megadeficits…like the chronic deficits in the private sector during the bubble years. Then, it blows up.



Aug 26 11:42

Economic Armageddon, Here We Come

Obama is considering "Stimulus" 2. For our trillion dollars, "Stimulus" 1 has resulted in increasing unemployment and increasing debt, yet he contemplates Son of Stimulus.

Aug 26 11:29

AFRICOM: Pentagon's First Direct Military Intervention In Africa

The U.S. has intensified military involvement in Africa over the past seven years with such projects as the Pan Sahel Initiative (PSI), launched by the State Department but which deployed US Army Special Forces with the Special Operations Command Europe to Mali and Mauritania among other locations. U.S. military personnel are still engaged in the counterinsurgency wars in Mali and Niger against Tuareg rebels.

Aug 26 11:28

What every American should be made to learn about the IG Torture Report

Initially, it should be emphasized that yet again, it is not the Congress or the establishment media which is uncovering these abuses and forcing disclosure of government misconduct. Rather, it is the ACLU (with which I consult) that, along with other human rights organizations, has had to fill the void left by those failed institutions, using their own funds to pursue litigation to compel disclosure. Without their efforts, we would know vastly less than we know now about the crimes our government committed.

Aug 26 11:27

Homeless and Struggling In New Orleans

On the Fourth Anniversary of Katrina, New Orleans is Still Far From Recovery

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The same government that utterly failed to protect or restore New Orleans insists it is qualified to manage national health care.



Aug 26 11:25

Fla. students' shirts: 'Islam is of the Devil'

The shirts are connected to a local church called the Dove World Outreach Center. Church Senior Pastor Terry Jones tells The Gainesville Sun that spreading the church's message is more important than education.

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"Hey, did the peepul need ejucashun during the dark ages? Did they? Huh? DID THEY?!?"

Aug 26 11:23

Googling Sibel Edmonds

Over 24 hours have passed since the video and full transcript of Sibel Edmond's deposition have been made public, giving even the most stupid and lazy journalist the time to either watch the video or read the transcript. This morning, I decided to check what Google News would find for me. I simply typed "Sibel Edmonds" and hit enter. Here are the results:

Aug 26 11:18

Iran rebel, on death row, says U.S. supported group

Iranian authorities presented a condemned Sunni rebel to reporters on Tuesday who said his group had received support from both the United States and al Qaeda to attack targets inside Iran.

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Aug 26 11:15

The Meaning of Life for Dummies.

Okay… here it is. The whole world is on fire and it is consuming itself in every moment. This is the meaning of the serpent with it’s tale in its mouth. Don’t analyze this; just swallow it whole like the serpent. You get born into a world of appearances reflected in an infinity of funhouse mirrors and whatever you see is defined by how you were schooled, your unique nature and following circumstance. There is no other point to life than to find this out. You’re free to wallow in the whole thing like a dog at a roadside carcass or isolate yourself on a mountain top.



Aug 26 10:58

RAND advises pharmaceutical company on strategies in vaccinating low-income students

The pieces of the pandemic puzzle are coming together as the H1N1 Swine Flu hysteria is reaching new heights. A largely uncovered white paper published by RAND Corporation in March of 2009, sponsored by pharmaceutical giant Sanofi Pasteur, identifies parental consent laws, medical homes, and lack of access to medical records as main barriers “for immunizing low-income adolescents.” The solution proposed to Sanofi Pasteur? Turn schools into a vaccine wonderland.

Aug 26 10:45

Video: WACLA delivers scientific proof of TREASON to members of Congress and other D.C. players

Dear Honorable Congress Person,

We the People, in order to restore rule of law and accountability to our Republic, respectfully insist that you, as an elected representative, squarely face the facts concerning the events of September 11, 2001 and the implications thereof.

It is our moral and civic duty to entrust to you facts and scientific analyses in the form of peer-reviewed, published scientific papers that clearly and conclusively prove thousands of our fellow human beings and citizens were murdered in controlled and criminal demolitions on September 11, 2001.

Plausible deniability of these facts and evidence is no longer possible.

Aug 26 10:17

This guy really nails Obama as a Fraud

Many of his observations are now prophecy. Most notably, he warns that any criticism of Obama will bring on charges of racism.

He also said he is pro-war and would bust the budget.

Aug 26 09:53

Mammon Nightmare

For the love of money is the root of all evil and the quest of fitly lucre has spawned a monster so hideous that the history books of human depravity will have to be rewritten. A beast yet in its infancy with the ugliness trumping Medusa forcing the weak of heart too cast away vision for fear of ones very livelihood. The knowledge of this menace has the potential to spawn nightmares so for the weak of heart stop now, but for the bravest of the keyboard warriors I invite you to join me as we descend into Satan's realm.



Aug 26 09:18

Britain: One Crime Solved Per 1000 CCTV Cameras

Only one crime was solved by each 1,000 CCTV cameras in London last year, a report into the city’s surveillance network has claimed.

The internal police report found the million-plus cameras in London rarely help catch criminals.

In one month CCTV helped capture just eight out of 269 suspected robbers.

David Davis MP, the former shadow home secretary, said: “It should provoke a long overdue rethink on where the crime prevention budget is being spent.”

He added: “CCTV leads to massive expense and minimum effectiveness.

“It creates a huge intrusion on privacy, yet provides little or no improvement in security.

“The Metropolitan Police has been extraordinarily slow to act to deal with the ineffectiveness of CCTV.”

Aug 26 08:43

A Letter to the Poor

What follows is directed to those who, like the author, are poor. It may be of limited interest and possible offense to those who are more successful under the current system.

My sisters and brothers living in poverty,

You're probably surprised to receive this since we don't get much mail other than foreclosure and eviction notices, but it's important for us to begin talking to each other, and I'm hoping this is one way to get the conversation started.

Aug 26 08:26

The Ultimate Burden

If you want to get a little bit of a sense of what the wars are like in Afghanistan and Iraq — a small, distant sense of the on-the-ground horror — pick up a book of color photos called, “2nd Tour, Hope I Don’t Die.” It’s chilling.

Most Americans have conveniently put these two absurd, obscene conflicts out of their minds. There’s an economy to worry about and snappy little messages to tweet. Nobody wants to think about young people getting their faces or their limbs blown off. Or the parents, loaded with antidepressants, giving their children and spouses a final hug before heading off in a haze of anxiety to their third or fourth tour in the war zones.

Aug 26 08:22

‘Blood Libel’ In Israeli Arab Organ Sales

“THEY PLUNDER THE ORGANS OF OUR SONS,” reads the headline in Sweden’s largest daily newspaper, The Aftonbladet, which devoted a double spread in its cultural section to the article on August 17, 2009.

The reporter, Donald Bostrom, quotes Palestinian families whom he interviewed that young men from the Gaza Strip and the West Bank had been regularly seized by the Israel Defense Forces and their dismembered bodies returned to the families with missing organs.

The IDF denies the charges, claiming that the scars on the Arab corpses were only the result of routine autopsies performed on them. But Arab parents, themselves victims of countless Israeli war crimes, claim the bodies of their sons come back without hearts and kidneys.



Aug 26 08:16

Six Jewish Companies Own 96% of the World’s Media

Aug 26 08:16

LET’S SEE IF WE CAN GO ONE DAY WITHOUT A NEW ISRAELI SCANDAL

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Optimist!

Aug 26 08:15

OBAMA’S ALL NEW ‘UNREALITY SHOW’ … LET’S MAKE A DEAL

Key to bringing Israel on board is a promise by the US to adopt a much tougher line with Iran over its alleged nuclear weapons programme. The US, along with Britain and France, is planning to push the United Nations security council to expand sanctions to include Iran’s oil and gas industry, a move that could cripple its economy.

In return, the Israeli government will be expected to agree to a partial freeze on the construction of settlements in the Middle East. In the words of one official close to the negotiations: “The message is: Iran is an existential threat to Israel; settlements are not.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

In other words, Israel wants Iran's economy crippled, bringing more starvation and suffering to Iranians, and in exchange they will bring just a tiny bit less starvation and suffering to the Palestinians!

SUCH A DEAL!!!!!!!!

Aug 26 08:06

Congressman Ron Paul in Action



Aug 26 08:02

Donald Bostrom Swedish Journalist on Israeli organ harvesting

Aug 26 08:01

ISRAEL THRIVES ON ‘BEING THE VICTIM’

There have been many comments in the Guardian, whose readers used to be anti-Israel, and this time 90% of them were pro-Israel. Of course the Guardian article didn’t say at all that Bostrom was right, but simply even if Bostrom is a liar and a bad journalist, Israel overreacted a bit; yet most of the readers wrote that Israel is absolutely right, etc. etc. And so Israel is the victim again, courtesy of Bostrom and Aftonbladet.This is just what Israel wants.

Needless to say, Israel ‘thrives on being the victim’. For us that work endlessly to help bring justice to the cause of the Palestinian people it is of vital importance that we ‘keep our eye on the prize’ and not be distracted by what might be total fabrications of zionism.

Aug 26 07:58

Best Town Hall meeting... so far.

Aug 26 07:55

“Afghan drug trafficking brings US $50 billion a year”

The US is not going to stop the production of drugs in Afghanistan as it covers the costs of their military presence there, says Gen. Mahmut Gareev, a former commander during the USSR's operations in Afghanistan.

Aug 26 07:54

Video interview of Swedish Journalist who wrote about Israeli organ theft

Aug 26 07:52

How Safe Are FDIC-Insured Bank Accounts?

When a series of banks started failing last year, federal officials said consumers’ money was safe and guaranteed, as long as their financial institution was insured by the Federal?Deposit?Insurance?Corporation (FDIC).

Now, it’s becoming clear that the FDIC has its limits. According to an Aug. 23 report by Richard Bove, the vice president of equity research at Rochdale?Securities, another 150 to 200 banks may fail in the aftermath of the credit crunch yet, and if they do, the FDIC could need more money to secure consumer deposits.

Aug 26 07:51

Whitney predicts more than 300 bank failures

Meredith Whitney, the analyst who predicted that Citigroup Inc. would cut its dividend last year, said the number of U.S. bank failures will quadruple as lenders struggle with bad loans.

“There will be over 300 bank closures,” Ms. Whitney said in an interview with Bloomberg Television from Jackson Hole, Wyo. “The small-business owner on Main Street continues to see liquidity come away.”

Aug 26 07:48

It is right to expose Wiesenthal

Walters’s documentary evidence on Wiesenthal’s inconsistencies and lies is impeccable. He shows how the Nazi hunter’s accounts of his wartime experiences are contradictory and implausible. He demonstrates that he had no role, contrary to his own assertion, in the capture of Adolf Eichmann. He pitilessly dissects Wiesenthal’s overblown claims about the numbers he brought to justice, suggesting it was not much more than a handful.

When you read Hunting Evil, you know its author is telling the truth. And, above all — above everything — the truth matters. The truth however painful, the truth however embarrassing, the truth wherever it takes you. Jews can never be hurt by the truth about the Holocaust and must never fear it, never run away from it.

Aug 26 07:46

Nearly two million Britons forced to delay retirement as pension funds hit by credit crunch

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Our new retirement policy; work 'em until they @#$%ing DROP!!!" -- Number 9 3/4

Aug 26 07:46

U.S. is 15 years behind South Korea in Internet speed

A report on Internet speed in the United States says the country isn’t likely to catch world leader South Korea for 15 years.

Or for much longer — at current growth rates, the United States will only reach South Korea’s speed today in 15 years.

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As a little side note, your telephone bill has carried a surcharge ostensibly added to pay for improvements to the optical networks needed for higher speed broadband, but as we reported a few weeks back, phone companies never actually got around to doing the upgrades and the money was spent elsewhere.

Aug 26 07:43

Iran backed in bid to protect nuclear facilities

Iran, whose nuclear facilities are under threat of possible Israeli military strikes, has enlisted the support of more than 100 nonaligned nations in its push for a ban on such attacks, documents revealed in Vienna Wednesday.

The 118-nation Nonaligned Movement backs Tehran in a letter submitted to the International Atomic Energy Agency endorsing Iran's plan to submit a resolution on the topic when IAEA nations meet next month.

While Iran says the language of any resolution will be kept general, the move is clearly directed against Israel and to a lesser extent the U.S. Both nations — Israel more overtly — have not ruled out an attack as a last resort if the international community fails to persuade Tehran to freeze its nuclear activities.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

One more time ...

Iran, as a signer of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, has a legal right recognized by the United States, also a signer of the nuclear non-proliferation treaty, to build nuclear power stations. The IAEA has repeatedly confirmed that Iran is not building nuclear weapons underneath their reactor.

Israel, who has NOT signed the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, refuses all international inspections, and is building nuclear weapons underneath their reactor at Dimona, is pushing for an attack on Iran's power station.

Israel made the same accusations against Iraq prior to bombing the power station at Osirik. Post-invasion inspections by the IAEA proved that there was no clandestine weapons lab underneath the Iraqi power station.

Israel is batting zero when it comes to knowing whether there are weapons labs underneath now-destroyed power stations.

So, the US, in supporting Israel, is in violation of a major treaty, and worse, appears to the world far too stupid to understand that Israel is probably just as wrong about Iran's power station as they were about Iraq's.

Aug 26 07:34

Tax Court Rejects Taxpayer's Attempt to Use Geithner's TurboTax Defense

The Tax Court yesterday rejected a taxpayer's attempt to use the TurboTax defense successfully employed by Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Oh come ON; you don't think slaves get to use those dodges, do you???????

Aug 26 07:33

How Israel Wages Game Theory Warfare

Israeli strategists rely on game theory models to ensure the intended response to staged provocations and manipulated crises. With the use of game theory algorithms, those responses become predictable, even foreseeable—within an acceptable range of probabilities. The waging of war “by way of deception” is now a mathematical discipline.

For instance, a skilled game theorist could foresee that, in response to a 911-type mass murder, “the mark” (the U.S.) would deploy its military to avenge that attack. With phony intelligence fixed around a preset goal, a game theory algorithm could anticipate that those forces might well be redirected to invade Iraq—not to avenge 911 but to pursue the expansionist goals of Greater Israel.

Aug 26 07:32

Who’s got a ticket to live?

The doctor told Joe, “Well, you know that you have this underlying liver disease. It’s not related to alcohol use or to hepatitis virus. It’s just really from liver um . . . the liver not working right and then it develops cirrhosis. And that really is the main reason that you’ve got all this swelling in the legs. The diabetes is sort of a separate issue but it still, still complicates things dramatically. So how often are you taking insulin?”

Joe said, “I take it once a day.”

Aug 26 07:31

Florida Candidate For Mayor Wants 1,000-Strong Youth Spy Force

A frontrunner to become Mayor of Orange County Florida proposes to combat crime in the area by creating a 1,000 person strong spy force who would cruise around neighborhoods on bikes reporting suspicious behavior to uniformed supervisors, a creepy program with dark undertones of the Hitler Youth program of 1930’s Nazi Germany.

Aug 26 07:30

The Corporate Person Without a Country: AIG Spits in America's Eye, Again

Robert Benmosche decided to take an aggressive, blame-the-US-government rant to his employees, that, in classic Alice-in-Wonderland fashion, shifted blame from AIG to America. "It's not your fault, it's theirs," he told the AIG faithful, and on the topic of the company's debt to the nation, he added, "if they want out so badly, they should never have come in in the first place."

One natural question that arises from this brand of corporate bloviation is, "why do these corporations and their executives, who have been made unimaginably wealthy thanks to America, seem so anxious to smear our country with both their rhetoric and action?" It's an especially good question to ask in the era of offshoring, outsourcing, and domestic downsizing as we approach 10% unemployment.

Aug 26 07:28

Netanyahu assails group that alleged IDF wrongdoing in Gaza

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu launched a scathing attack on Tuesday against a leftist human rights organization comprised of Israeli army veterans who have collected testimonies from soldiers who served in the Palestinian territories.

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Yeah, they gotta be leftists because right wing types don't have a problem dropping white phosphorus all over kids, eh Bibi?

Aug 26 07:27

Cheney Criticizes Decision To Expand CIA Investigation

The Justice Department's decision Monday to expand an existing investigation of potentially illegal actions related to the CIA's counterterrorism program provoked fresh criticism from former vice president Richard B. Cheney, a strong supporter of the harsh interrogation techniques central to the program.

Aug 26 07:26

The Coming Media Bailout

The Federal Trade Commission is threatening to use antitrust and copyright laws to shut down the New Media – and save "mainstream" journalism.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"You WILL spend money for the official lies, maggot!!!" -- Official White Horse Souse

Aug 26 07:24

Top Sunni rebel on Iran death row says US ordered attacks

A top Sunni rebel who is awaiting execution in Iran said on Tuesday that his militant group received orders from the United States to launch terror attacks in the Islamic republic.

Aug 26 07:19

Descriptive Geography and Brief Historical Sketch of Palestine by Rabbi Joseph Schwarz, 1850

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Yes, there really WAS a Palestine all along!

Aug 26 07:13

Wounded soldiers up to £3,000 worse off a year after secret benefits axe

Badly wounded soldiers have had their disability benefits secretly slashed by as much as half by penny-pinching bosses at the Ministry of Defence.

Troops whose working lives are cut short after injuries sustained while fighting will no longer be paid a special £57-a-week allowance.

The move came after the MoD quietly dropped the benefit for new claimants who are too disabled to work.

It means hundreds of troops who have been injured in Afghanistan and in future conflicts will be £3,000-a-year worse off.

Aug 26 07:05

Romania busts Israeli human egg-trafficking ring

Two Israeli doctors and three others have been arrested and are being held in detention in Romania over suspicion of trafficking in human eggs.

The two Israeli gynecologists are accused of "human egg-trafficking, involvement in a criminal group, and practicing medicine without a permit," the chief prosecutor of Romania's Organized Crime Department, Codrut Olaru, told AFP on Tuesday.

Aug 26 06:58

Massachusetts Sen. Ted Kennedy dies after cancer battle

Massachusetts Sen. Edward Kennedy, the patriarch of the first family of Democratic politics, died late Tuesday at his home in Hyannis Port, Massachusetts, after a lengthy battle with brain cancer. He was 77.

Aug 26 06:55

Daniel Hannan and His Libertarian Plan for Britain

"It is an application of Jeffersonian principles to UK political conditions. We are pushing for the ideal that decisions should be taken as closely as possible to the people that they affect. Decision-makers should be accountable through the bal...let box. And the citizen should be as free as possible from state coercion." - Daniel Hannan, British MEP, on his book The Plan

Aug 26 06:28

Blue lasers can tear through water to establish better contact with submarines

The US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is turning to blue lasers to establish contact with submarines, as they penetrate water more effectively.

Aug 26 04:46

Mass. Sen. Edward M. Kennedy dies at age 77

Sen. Edward M. Kennedy of Massachusetts, the last surviving brother in a political dynasty and one of the most influential senators in history, died Tuesday night at his home on Cape Cod after a year-long struggle with brain cancer. He was 77.

August 25, 2009

Aug 25 22:32

Report: Israel to freeze settlements in exchange for tougher Iran sanctions

U.S. President Barack Obama is close to breaking the stalemate between Israel and the Palestinians by getting Israel to agree to a partial settlement freeze in exchange for a tougher U.S. stand against Iran's nuclear program, the British Guardian reported.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So, Israel agrees to slow down the war crimes if the US will break the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty with Iran?

Sounds like lose-lose no matter how you look at it!

Anyone think Israel will keep to the settlement freeze once the new Iran sanctions are in place?

Aug 25 20:50

Vaccine May Be More Dangerous Than Swine Flu

What is terrifying is that these pandemic vaccines contain ingredients, called immune adjuvants that a number of studies have shown cause devastating autoimmune disorders, including rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis and lupus.

Animal studies using this adjuvant have found them to be deadly. A study using 14 guinea pigs found that when they were injected with the special adjuvant, only one animal survived. A repeat of the study found the same deadly outcome.

So, what is this deadly ingredient? It is called squalene, a type of oil.

Aug 25 20:41

U.S. Chamber of Commerce seeks trial on global warming

The nation's largest business lobby wants to put the science of global warming on trial.

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, trying to ward off potentially sweeping federal emissions regulations, is pushing the Environmental Protection Agency to hold a rare public hearing on the scientific evidence for man-made climate change.

Chamber officials say it would be "the Scopes monkey trial of the 21st century" -- complete with witnesses, cross-examinations and a judge who would rule, essentially, on whether humans are warming the planet to dangerous effect.

Aug 25 20:38

No Iran atom expansion since May - diplomats

Iran has not expanded the number of centrifuges enriching uranium at its Natanz nuclear site since the end of May after increasing capacity steadily over the previous three years, diplomats said.

Aug 25 18:54

Swine Flu Crime: 1918 Flu by Vaccination, Wayne Madsen cover-up

May 4, 2009 Swine Flu Expose
a book by Eleanora I. McBean, Ph.D., N.D.
Excerpt:
CHAPTER 2: THE SPANISH INFLUENZA EPIDEMIC OF 1918 WAS CAUSED BY VACCINATIONS
http://onlinejournal.com/artman/publish/article_5050.shtml
Is the past prologue for A/H1N1?
By Wayne Madsen Aug 25, 2009, 00:38
(WMR) -- Perhaps one of the best presentations at the International Swine Flu Conference was delivered by Scott Sproul, chief of the Emergency Preparedness and Response Service for the Oklahoma Department of Health. Sproul recapped how Oklahoma City dealt with the 1918 Spanish flu, which contained genetic elements similar to the present avian flu, itself a recombinant genetic part of A/H1N1.

Aug 25 18:39

Wildfire breaks out in Angeles National Forest

A wildfire that erupted in the Angeles National Forest has chewed through some 50 acres of brush and cast a huge plume of heavy smoke over the San Gabriel Valley.

Forest Service spokesman Robert Brady says the fire started at about 4:40 p.m. Tuesday off Highway 39 above the Los Angeles suburb of Azusa.

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That is where my wife and I used to go gold panning!

Aug 25 18:38

Maid Owes IRS $80, Gets $122,783.51 Refund Check

Aug 25 17:23

War Coverage and the Obama Cult

Can’t we all just get along? On the higher levels of the commentariat, the "Left" and the "Right" are slow-dancing in perfect harmony whenever Obama plays a martial tune. Now that the Obamaite think-tanks, such as the Center for a New American Security and the Center for American Progress, are holding joint conferences with Rush’s neocon buddies – Bill Kristol and his Foreign Policy Initiative – hailing Obama’s Afghan "surge" and proffering advice on how best to go about it, Rush ought to relax. He and Keith Olbermann can now march together, arm in arm, into the glorious war-torn future, united in steadfastly ignoring the Cindy Sheehans of this world.

Aug 25 16:58

Afghanistan: the wasted years and lives

When British troops went into Afghanistan in 2006 it was seen by many as the “good” war, in contrast to Iraq. I was not so sure. It was not just that we did not appear to know how to achieve victory. We did not even know how we would recognise a victory.

What would winning look like? Underpinning Afghan democracy? Stabilising the Karzai regime? Providing education and healthcare to the Afghan population, both male and female? Delivering law and order? Eradicating corruption? Creating a working economy? Crushing the drug trade? Protecting Pakistan from instability? Or simply defeating the Taliban and creating a stable state?

The truth is on the day of its second “democratic” election, after yeans of pain and more than 200 British deaths, we are no closer to any of these objectives.

Aug 25 16:54

Afghan vote fraud revealed

Senior western diplomats agree that most of the fraud appears to have been by Karzai supporters, but most of the polling stations where large-scale irregularities are alleged were beyond the reach of Afghan or international observers.

The European Union observer mission visited less than 5 per cent of the polling stations, most of them in the safest areas.

"It will be very difficult to pin-point widespread fraud with any accuracy," said John Dempsey, Afghanistan director of the US Institute of Peace.

Aug 25 16:40

Trailer - Fall of the Republic: The Presidency of Barack Obama

Aug 25 16:34

Stimulus Checks Mistakenly Sent to 1,700 Inmates, Federal Agency Says

The federal government mistakenly sent out stimulus checks to 1,700 inmates, the Social Security Administration said Tuesday -- a $425,000 error.

Social Security spokesman Dan Moraski told FOXNews.com in a written statement that the money went out because official records "did not accurately reflect that they were in prison."

Aug 25 15:46

Study Finds High-Fructose Corn Syrup Contains Mercury

HFCS has replaced sugar as the sweetener in many beverages and foods such as breads, cereals, breakfast bars, lunch meats, yogurts, soups and condiments. On average, Americans consume about 12 teaspoons per day of HFCS, but teens and other high consumers can take in 80 percent more HFCS than average.

"Mercury is toxic in all its forms. Given how much high-fructose corn syrup is consumed by children, it could be a significant additional source of mercury never before considered."

Aug 25 15:34

Another Town Hall Clip

A vet concisely addresses Rep Baird

Aug 25 15:29

America Prepares for Its Next War

Ever wonder why we Americans keep fighting all these wars & losing them, Reagan's triumph over Granada (sic) notwithstanding? Why does it seem irrelevant whether we win or lose? Might the answer be that war profiteers haul away train loads of cash correlated to body count regardless of the outcome of the war? Might it be that a sizeable sector of our economy is completely dependent on waging off shore wars?

Central & South America are in the crosshairs of the Pentagon & America's war industry. With the economy on its knees & the Iraq war a settled loss & winding down, with Afghanistan stumbling from mess to disaster to mess, the sense that Lockheed-Martin, Raytheon, Northrop-Grumman, Boeing, GE, et. al., are drooling down the necks of war planners at the Pentagon for another war is palpable.

Aug 25 15:28

Democracy Going Dark: The Electronic Police State

That the Obama administration, purportedly representing fundamental change from the previous government, has embraced the felonious methods of the Bush crime family and its capo tutti capo, Richard Cheney, should surprise no one. Like their Republican colleagues, the Democrats are equally complicit in the antidemocratic programs of repression assembled under the mendacious banner of the "global war on terror."

Aug 25 15:20

Federal Reserve Paying Interest on Excess Reserves: Why Lend when you can Earn Interest for Holding on to Funds with Low Risk?

Yet one major issue of course is whether member banks would want to lend this money to the consumer or simply use it as free subsidized gambling money for the stock market casino?

Aug 25 15:11

Planned Flu-FDIC Distraction?

A day before the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) is due to release a report on the dire condition of American banks and likely depletion of its own reserve fund, Federal officials have chosen to release a report claiming the upcoming H1N1 swine flu poses a “serious health threat” – even though the summer version of the swine flu is dissipating.

Issuance of the Federal report, dated August 7, 2009, appears to have been delayed till Monday, August 24.

Aug 25 14:50

US deficit to soar towards $1.6tn

The US budget deficit will soar to almost $1.6 trillion (£978bn) this year, the highest on record, both the White House and Congress have warned.

Fuelled by President Obama's $787bn stimulus package and reduced tax revenues due to the recession, it compares with a $455bn deficit in 2008.

The White House says the deficit will grow further, predicting it will hit a cumulative $9tn from 2010-2019.

Aug 25 14:12

New Clues in the Mass Death of Bees

Any number of possible causes for CCD have been put forward, from bee viruses to parasites to environmental triggers like pesticides or even cell-phone transmissions. Despite the Department of Agriculture's allotment of $20 million a year for the next five years to study CCD, it's still a mystery — and the bees keep dying.

A new study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) shows that the causes of CCD may be more varied than scientists expect. The bees may be dying not from a single toxin or disease but rather from an assault directed by a collection of pathogens.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Look how hard they work to avoid the suggestion that genetically modified crops may be the root cause of the deaths of the honeybees, yet it is already documented that pollen from genetically modified plants is harmful to benign insect species! See Transgenic pollen harms monarch larvae (Nature, Vol 399, No 6733, p 214, May 1999)

Aug 25 13:55

Don't Need No Trojan Horse -- when Troy is your Home

A poster on AlterNet named monkeywrench observed that Obama couldn't have handed the corporate owners of this country more if he had been a Trojan Horse candidate. So prescient was the poster that I have highjacked his chain of thought herein. Could Obama be a Trojan horse? Maybe, but it would be a waste of time and effort. Trojan hoses are not necessary in a country that has only one political party anyway – Big Business. You don't need a Trojan Horse when Troy is your home. The Republicans vs. Democrats mock combat are mere bread and circuses for the clamoring crowd. Personally, I have no problem with that. I fully understand I was born under a corpocracy. But I do wish our masters grasped the importance of free alcohol in the suspension of disbelief.

Aug 25 13:46

ISRAEL’S FAVOURITE WHINE

“They are breaking their silence about the only democracy in the Middle East that has an independent legal system and an investigative press that does not cease dealing with these issues.”

Above is a quote from Israel’s Prime Minister….. just who is he trying to kid?

Aug 25 13:42

Pentagon to screen journalists portrayal of U.S Military

As more journalists seek permission to accompany U.S. forces engaged in escalating military operations in Afghanistan, many of them could be screened by a controversial Washington-based public relations firm contracted by the Pentagon to determine whether their past coverage has portrayed the U.S. military in a positive light.

Aug 25 13:30

CIA report reveals interrogator threatened to kill detainee’s children

A newly declassified version of a CIA report revealed Monday that CIA interrogators once threatened to kill a Sept. 11 suspect's children and suggested another would be forced to watch his mother sexually assaulted.

Aug 25 13:12

THE SMEARING OF CINDY SHEEHAN CRANKS UP FULL TILT BOOGIE OVER AT FREE REPUBLIC!

Webmaster's Commentary: 

ANNOUNCEMENT: CINDY SHEEHAN WILL BE CALLING INTO THE WRH RADIO SHOW THIS SATURDAY ON GCN 11AM CENTRAL TIME!

Aug 25 13:10

Diet drug investigated after 32 users suffer liver damage

A popular diet drug is being investigated by American health officials after reports that it could cause serious liver damage.

Alli, which went on sale in Britain in April, is the only weight loss drug available without a prescription.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So, load up the food with chemicals that make people eat more, then when they gain weight, sell them more chemicals to take the weight back off, and ALL of it harmful to their health!

Aug 25 12:50

Court Orders Fed to Disclose Emergency Bank Loans

The Federal Reserve must for the first time identify the companies in its emergency lending programs after losing a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit.

Aug 25 12:47

Health Care Town Halls Turn Violent in Tampa and St. Louis

Close to 1,500 people came to the Tampa suburb of Ybor City to speak with Democratic State Rep. Betty Reed and U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor, an event that exploded into a near riot.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

WE THE PEOPLE ARE ANGRY.

THE GOVERNMENT IS TOO STUPID TO UNDERSTAND THIS.

Aug 25 12:39

Dem fundraiser arrested in alleged fraud

The U.S. attorney's office in Manhattan said Hassan Nemazee, chairman and chief operating officer of Nemazee Capital Corp., was arrested Tuesday morning. He is charged in an alleged fraudulent scheme to induce Citibank to lend him up to $74 million based on false claims he owned millions in collateral.

Aug 25 10:30

Reel Bad Arabs:Learning to Hate

“I can’t tell one [Arab] from another. Wrapped in those bed sheets they all look the same to me,” says the U.S Ambassador in the 1986 movie, “Hostage”.

Well-known media critic Jack Shaheen writes in his new book, “In Hollywood’s films, they certainly do [look alike].Pause and visualize the reel Arab. What do you see? Black beard, headdress, dark sunglasses. In the background-alimousine, harem maidens, oil wells, camels. Or perhaps he is brandishing an automatic weapon, crazy hate in his eyesand Allah on his lips. Can you see him?”

Aug 25 09:43

Fighting in Yemen escalates

The Shiite revolt in the northwest is unfolding amid Yemen's tricky mix of tribes and clans, and larger regional animosities between Iran's Shiite-led government and its Sunni Arab neighbors. Yemen has intimated that Iran is funneling weapons and money to the rebels. Iran's news media have alleged that Saudi forces have joined Yemeni troops in putting down the rebellion. The Saudis, who worry the unrest may seep across their border, have only publicly acknowledged that the kingdom is consulting with Yemen about the violence.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The bottom line here, is that because of Yemen's geography, whoever controls Yemen controls the flow of oil in the Gulf.

The US government is currently supporting Yemen's "president" of 30-odd years, one President Ali Abdullah Saleh. This guy has a rep of being more crooked than a dog's hind leg and neck-deep in corruption, but because of his ability to, so far, keep a grip on his impoverished citizens, he's the person the US government wants to keep in charge.

And we're funneling money to this corrupt government just as fast as the printing presses at the Fed can print to keep this man in power.

And notice another accusation against Iran of aiding the rebels here, in the statement ".....Yemen has intimated that Iran is funneling weapons and money to the rebels." This is part of a tapestry of articles I have seen today, accusing Iran of this, that, or the other.

The war drums beat more loudly and more quickly toward some kind of military strike against Iran, and people need to take notice right now. Obama has given Iran a "window" of time through the end of September to accede to his demands. We may very well be on the verge of some kind of ugly "October Surprise" when Iran refuses to do so.

Aug 25 09:38

VA Guide Urges Sick Vets To End Their Own Lives

Aug 25 09:31

Iran to keep up its cooperation with UN nuclear watchdog

ran will continue to cooperate with the UN nuclear watchdog, the Foreign Ministry said on Monday, apparently confirming Tehran had given inspectors access to a reactor under construction after barring visits for a year.

The changes were greeted with skepticism by the West, which suspects Iran is trying to build nuclear bombs. Tehran says its nuclear work is to generate electricity. Uranium enrichment can have both civilian and military uses.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Unfortunately for Iran, even allowing the IAEA this access will not ultimately stop Israel, if Israel decides that the US must "neutralize" Iran.

The timetable is in place, with barely one month left for Iran to accede to Obama's demands. And the whole insanity of this situation is, Iran is perfectly within its rights to use nuclear energy peacefully, i.e., build a power plant.

I would not bet against some kind of "October Surprise", attempted by the US government to galvanize the American people against Iran in support of some kind of military strike.

The only minor problem with this scenario is, both Hu of China and Medvedev of Russia have warned Tel Aviv and Washington that such a military attack will lead to World War III.

Aug 25 09:17

Ignoring Outrage, Obama Set to Expand Pentagon Presence in Colombia

Imagine that you live in a nice house in a tense neighborhood. Your neighbors haven’t been too pleased with you lately, and you have a terrible roach infestation running havoc in your house. But perhaps there’s hope.

A big, strong guy lives down the street, and is offering to help out. He has big guns and says he has just the spray to get rid of those pesky roaches if you just let him crash at your place.

Aug 25 09:13

Israel's main source of water faces dire shortage

The Water Authority wants to begin the coming winter with the Kinneret no lower than it was last year at that time. The level of the lake is currently about 45 centimeters lower than it was at this time last year, but it is unlikely it will maintain this level; the Water Authority predicts that the level will fall to 214.87 meters below sea level, lower than the "black line" below which the lake's pumps cannot operate properly.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is one of the reasons Israel is itching for any excuse to invade Lebanon again, and this time they will go all the way to the Litani River to capture the water for itself.

Aug 25 09:07

PR firm screening reporters for Afghanistan embedding

Stars and Stripes reports that a U.S. public relations company involved with a discredited Iraqi exile group will screen journalists headed to Afghanistan to decide whether past coverage has portrayed the military positively.

The Rendon Group says it reviews reporters' recent articles and "and determines whether the coverage was 'positive,' 'negative' or 'neutral' compared to mission objectives." Any reporter wanting to "embed" with U.S. forces is subject to the background check. The company has been paid by the Pentagon since 2005.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

One has to wonder just what lies and half truths are supposed to be spewed for public comsumption while the real story, (the fact that the US is in Afghanistan to get pipelines built, and protect the burgeoning drug trade) gets ignored.

Aug 25 09:04

ISRAEL STILL KILLING INNOCENTS IN GAZA SEVEN MONTHS AFTER THE ‘WAR’

Aug 25 09:03

US patience frays as Obama weighs Afghan troops

President Barack Obama will likely soon face a wrenching decision on whether to send more troops to Afghanistan, even as much of the US public has turned against the war and his own popularity has waned.

But Obama's hand-picked commander of US forces in Afghanistan, General Stanley McChrystal, is widely expected to call for even more troops in a formal review of the war-fighting strategy anticipated within the next two weeks.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It will be interesting to see where these additional troops are supposed to come from.

One has to wonder if Obama will re-institute a draft of some kind.

Aug 25 08:59

Behind the Carnage in Baghdad

The chaotic conditions in Iraq that triggered Shahwani's resignation are illustrated by several recent events -- each of which suggests that without the backstop of U.S. support, Iraqi authorities are now desperately vulnerable to pressure, especially from neighboring Iran.

The breakdown of order in Iraq was most dramatic in the truck bombings on Aug. 19 that targeted the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and other agencies, and left more than 100 dead and 500 wounded.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Iran is responsible for every terrible thing which has happened in Iraq since the US invasion and occupation of Iraq, honest, and that's why we have to bomb their power plant!" - official white horse souse.

(Ahem). Please note that it is the US invasion and occupation of Iraq which has generated the geopolitical conditions moving Maliki (who is s Shiite Muslim) closer to the orbit of Tehran.

But this article is part of a crescendo of noise and drum-beat toward yet another US military misadventure in the Middle East. The small problem with this, however, is that Russia's Hu and China's Medvedev have warned Washington and Tel Aviv that such an attack will mean a world war. As reported in:

http://current.com/items/90473411_russia-china-warn-us-that-israeli-attack-on-iran-means-world-war.htm

"A chilling report circulating in the Kremlin today states that President Medvedev and Chinese President Hu have issued an “urgent warning” to the United States that says if the Americans allow an Israeli nuclear attack upon Iran, “World War will be our response”.

"ueling Russian and Chinese fears are intelligence reports stating that Israel has moved over three-quarters of its Naval Forces through the Suez Canal and has assembled over 30 of its US-built fighter jets in Kurdistan for a planned attack using American made “bunker busting” bombs and nuclear armed cruise missiles."

War with Russia, anyone?!?!? Let's hope not. Because there is nothing either the US or Israel can "sell" to Russia to make it want to go along with this madness.

Aug 25 08:57

Lieberman: Time not right for health reform

One of the key moderates in the Senate Democratic Caucus cautioned his colleagues Sunday that they might need to put off some of the most contentious health care reform issues until the economy is out of recession and settle for smaller, piecemeal measures instead of a comprehensive plan as first sought.

Aug 25 08:56

Could Australia Blow Apart the Great Global Warming Scare?

As the US Congress considers the Waxman-Markey cap-and-trade bill, the Australian Senate is on the verge of rejecting its own version of cap-and-trade. The story of this legislation's collapse offers advance notice for what might happen to similar legislation in the US—and to the whole global warming hysteria.

Aug 25 08:52

Obama's Wars Trigger New Activists

Obama is following the McCain plan for Iraq, doubling the U.S. forces in Afghanistan in addition to sharply increasing the number of private contractors operating in that region and bombing Pakistan on a regular basis. Yet, all of these actions, which in prior years would have been decried by those who consider themselves liberals/progressives, have seemingly fallen off the radar of the left-wing grassroots activists.

Aug 25 08:28

FREE SPEECH … WITHIN LIMITS OF COURSE

How often have we heard Israel referred to as the “only democracy in the Middle East?” More importantly, how many of those who accept that claim have actually subjected their belief to in depth scrutiny? Scrutiny like that which is found in Professor Neve Gordon’s 2004 piece in Counterpunch, or Uri Avnery’s “Don’t Forget, Israel Is a Democracy.”

Moreover, what do those who repeat this statement every chance they get make of the cases of Ilan Pappé and Tanya Reinhart, both Israeli born scholars who were vehemently ostracized by their academic colleagues and Israeli society for criticizing Israel openly? Both Reinhart and Pappé eventually left Israel after no longer being able to live amidst Israel’s racist and violent actions against all those who do not support the status quo.

Aug 25 08:27

Don't Inject Me (the Swine Flu Vaccine Song) by the Health Ranger

Aug 25 08:24

Oxford's Sacred Mound -Video

Mound video from Channel 13 NBC Birmingham, Alabama.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

In a disturbing echo of how Israel treats Palestinian archaeological sites (or the US treats Iraqi archaeological sites), a Native American mound is being destroyed so that the dirt can be used as landfill underneath a retail store!

Aug 25 08:19

The FDA has the Audacity to Claim Mercury is Completely Harmless

FDA Deputy Commissioner Joshua Sharfstein has given his seal of approval to major mercury exposure for millions of America’s children and unborn children -- and to covering up both the neurological risks and the flawed rulemaking process.

Despite admitting that amalgam causes mercury exposure -- and despite knowing that mercury causes neurological harm to developing brains -- Sharfstein rejects putting on contraindications for amalgam, rejects putting on warnings on amalgam and even rejects a requirement that dentists tell patients that amalgam is mainly mercury.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

If Mercury is safe, then why do we have to call a HAZMAT squad when we break a compact fluorescent bulb?

Aug 25 08:03

Iran discovers vast new oil reserves

Iran has discovered more than 8.8 billion barrels of oil in four layers of reserves in the country's southwestern Susangerd oil field.

"These reserves were discovered after drilling through all the new layers of reserves, to a depth of 5,026 meters (16,489.5 ft), and the expected and possible amount of reserves in this field is over 8.83 billion barrels," Iran's Oil Minister Gholam-Hossein Nozari said in a statement on Monday.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"The invasion of Iran starts tomorrow. We can no longer tolerate the presence of, the presence of, ... what the @#%^ is it we object to over there? Right; The power station. We can no longer tolerate the presence of a power station in Iran. Wait a second, that doesn't sound right. Why would we object to a power station? Nukes? We did that in Iraq and fell flat on our faces!! Screw it; everyone knows we are lying anyway; The invasion of Iran starts tomorrow. They have oil. We want to steal it." -- Official White Horse Souse

Aug 25 07:51

The Body Snatchers of Israel

The deranged war criminal Ehud Barak and his corrupt “state” should better ehud-barakstop denying what the Swedish writer Donald Boström published in Aftonbladet. I personally was witness of the Israeli soldiers and military vehicles kidnapping the bodies of dead Palestinians from the emergency rooms of hospitals, in some other cases I saw the soldiers following the Palestinians to the cemetery, to steal the body from the family before the burial. This vile practice became so widespread that many people started carrying the bodies of the murdered to be buried at home, in the garden, under the house or under trees, instead of waiting for the ambulance to take them to the hospital.

Aug 25 07:48

FLASHBACK - Abu Kabir Operating Organ Warehouse.

Hiss is accused of a long list of charges from inappropriate behavior
as a medical professional to criminal acts such as the illegal sale of and dealings in organs and body parts, removing organs from deceased persons without consent, and misrepresenting organs in returned bodies.

Allegations made against Hiss in some cases include his taking organs without consent, placing the cardboard center of toilet paper rolls and metallic rods in their place to fill the voids in the body and hide the theft of the organs.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Israel is screaming about Sweden's article accusing Israelis of illegal organ harvesting, but back in 2002, it was an admitted practice.

Aug 25 07:46

GOP Senators: US Faces Terrorist Attack if Holder Probes Bush's Torture Program

Nine Republican lawmakers sent a letter to Eric Holder saying the US could face a terrorist attack if the attorney general appoints a special prosecutor to investigate the CIA's use of torture against "war on terror" suspects.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"And we have the terrorists on speed dial, ready to go!"

Aug 25 07:40

Coffee, Tea, or Should We Feel Your Pregnant Wife’s Breasts Before Throwing You in a Cell at the Airport and Then Lying About Why We Put You There?

"Should you be on any type of medication?"

"No."

"Then why’d you react that way back there?"

You see the thinking? You see what passes for reasoning among your domestic shock troops these days? Only "whackos" get angry over seeing the woman they’ve been with for ten years in tears because someone has touched her breasts.

Aug 25 07:30

The Engineering of ‘Pandemics’: Vaccine-Induced Disease Epidemic Outbreaks

“In the Fall of 1921, the health of the city was unusually good, but slow for the doctors. So the Jackson Medical Society met and resolved to make an epidemic in the city. According to the minutes of this meeting: ‘MOTION WAS MADE AND SECONDED, THAT A RECOMMENDATION BE MADE BY THE COMMITTEE, TO THE BOARD OF HEALTH, THAT AN EPIDEMIC OF SMALLPOX BE DECLARED IN THE CITY. (Investigation later revealed that there was NO SIGN OF AN EPIDEMIC at the time, in the city, or anywhere in the state or region!)

Aug 25 07:24

Ten Things You're Not Supposed to Know about the Swine Flu Vaccine

Let's not beat around the bush on this issue: The swine flu vaccines now being prepared for mass injection into infants, children, teens and adults have never been tested and won't be tested before the injections begin. In Europe, where flu vaccines are typically tested on hundreds (or thousands) of people before being unleashed on the masses, the European Medicines Agency is allowing companies to skip the testing process entirely.

Aug 25 07:20

Common Sense 2009

The real war is not between the left and the right. It is between the average American and the ruling class. If we come together on this single issue, everything else will resolve itself. It's time we took back our government from those who would make us their slaves.

Aug 25 07:17

Fairy tales from an Evil Empire

Mind control doesn't have to involve high tech electronics or psychotropic drugs. If that's so, then why we have we given the power of shaping our children's fantasies over to a shady multinational corporation with suspect origins?
Aug 25 07:14

Obama will nominate Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke to second term

Reporting from Martha'S Vineyard, Mass., and Washington -- Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke, a scholar of the Great Depression who moved boldly last fall to prevent another economic catastrophe, will be nominated by President Obama to a second four-year term as head of the nation's increasingly powerful central bank, a senior administration official said Monday night.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Change. Yeah, right.

Aug 25 07:13

Error leaves children unprotected under 1984 Video Recordings Act

The disclosure that for 25 years the Act governing the classification and sale of videos, video games and now DVDs was never brought into force is a big embarrassment to both Conservative and Labour governments.

It also leaves the industry in disarray with the classification system designed to protect the under-18s from violent and explicit material no longer officially in operation.

Aug 25 07:12

Regulators Examine Goldman's Trade Tips

The Wall Street Journal reported Monday that analysts at Goldman sometimes shared with traders and key clients short-term trading tips that sometimes differed from the firm's long-term research.

Aug 25 07:11

Why I want to End the Federal Reserve - HR 1207 / S 604

Read the article at http://bytestyle.tv/node/119 Federal Reserve Loses Bloomberg FOIA Lawsuit, Sensitive Disclosures Forthcoming

Aug 25 07:04

White House budget sees unemployment peak at 10 percent

The White House on Tuesday said U.S. unemployment would be higher and the budget deficit larger than previously thought, which could slow President Barack Obama's drive to push his domestic policy plans through a skeptical Congress.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"See, it's all the fault of you LAZY BUMS I can't get anything done!!" -- Official White Horse Souse

Aug 25 07:03

U.S. Denies Reports Of Madoff Cancer

Under the headline "Bernie's Cancer Cell," the New York Post reported Monday that Madoff, who was sentenced to 150 years in prison for swindling investors out of as much as $65 billion, wrote: "Bernie Madoff had little to lose by confessing to masterminding the world's biggest Ponzi scheme -- he's dying of cancer, sources told The Post."

Later in the day, the Wall Street Journal reported that it had confirmed the Post's story.

But then after that, the Bureau of Prisons released the following statement: "While the NY Post story is full of inaccuracies, and we can't specifically address all of them, we can tell you that Bernie Madoff is not terminally ill, and has not been diagnosed with cancer."

Aug 25 07:02

Peter Schiff on The Lew Rockwell Show

Aug 25 06:55

55,000 Web sites hacked to serve up malware cocktail

The iframe points to an intermediary exploit site, a0v.org/x(dot)js, which in turn loads additional exploits and malware from up to seven different malware domains.

Aug 25 06:51

Slums of Suburbia

"Look at this house and the one over there. What's different?" Cowgill asks. At one house, the lawn is neatly trimmed and a small purple bicycle leans near the front door. At the other house, black iron bars are affixed to the door, a sight more commonly associated with the heart of the inner city than the outskirts of suburbia. Nearby, a rusty sports car sits in the driveway. "Manteca was a desirable place to live," he explains. "But this Wild West financing meant anybody could end up here. That's what this thing did. It scrambled communities."

Aug 25 06:49

Judge Orders Fed To Disclose Who Received Bailout Trillions

A New York District Judge has ordered the Federal Reserve to disclose the destination of around $2 trillion dollars in bailout funds after the Fed failed to convince the Judge that the records should be exempt from the Freedom of Information Act.

Aug 25 06:48

Red Army troops raped even Russian women as they freed them from camps

Beevor - who was educated at Sandhurst and served in the 11th Hussars (Prince Albert's Own), an elite cavalry regiment - says details of the Soviet soldiers' behaviour have forced him to revise his view of human nature.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

All war should force you to revise your view of human nature.

And while it is indeed refreshing to a story about WW2 where someone other than the Germans are the villains and someone other than Jews are the victims, I have to wonder at the timing of this push to demonize Russia in the larger context of what is clearly a plan to revive the cold war!

Aug 25 06:44

Hypnotized Frogs Cooking in the Alphabet Soup

When you take the majority interest of the majority travelers through hard copy and virtual copy of whatever information is being pumped out into the eye-ways, airways and mind-ways of the collective psyche, you find that porno; sport’s betting, video-gaming, celebrity worshipping and trivia information, along with an epidemic of manufactured news, tailored toward genocide and mass murder are the order of the day. It’s Soylent Green for the Chicken Soup Mind and is there much difference between the chickens in their pens and the zombie cannibals in theirs? The chickens don’t know that they are chickens and the zombie cannibals are just as informed.

Aug 25 06:44

When Does The Revolution Start? - CNN

Aug 25 06:40

Ron Paul - We Need Sunlight to Disinfect the Legislative Process! 8/24/09

During August recess, many legislators have heard an unexpected amount of discontent from their constituents about what is happening on Capitol Hill, particularly regarding healthcare. Some people are justifiably terrified at what the government could do to healthcare, should it get its claws even further into it. Others demand a public option for health insurance and are adamant that healthcare be treated as yet other absolute entitlement. One thing everyone agrees on is that the final bill needs to be read and understood by all legislators before a vote is taken. To any American, this is common sense. In Washington, that is unlikely to happen.... Video

Aug 25 06:37

Illinois corruption includes state’s largest school systems

The University of Illinois and Chicago's best public schools are charged with granting admission to children of donors and the well-connected.

Aug 25 06:36

Lynching of Cynthia McKinney urged by ‘journalist’ trained and paid by FBI

Hal Turner called her ‘a violent, black, racist, bitch’ whose lynching would teach other Blacks that ‘white people are tired of your bullshit, behave or die’

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Remember what I said about the government splitting us up into groups and goading them to fight each other to prevent us from uniting to resist the government?

This is a perfect example.

The FBI paid Hal Turner to promote racism in our society.

Aug 25 06:34

Would you pay to hear a politician's speech? (online poll)

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I would pay good money to hear "I resign!"

Aug 25 06:33

General outlines of Obama's Peace Plan

The Israeli-dictated *peace* plan doesnt mention borders, of course...

Aug 25 06:30

Ministry of Defence's 'disastrous' decision over Chinooks

The shortage of helicopters in Afghanistan can be traced to a “disastrous” Ministry of Defence decision to try to economise by designing its own software, The Times has been told.

The MoD agreed in 1995 to buy eight Chinook Mk3s from Boeing for £259 million. The avionics software would have cost a further £40 million, but defence insiders say that the ministry wanted to fit its own software — in spite of a warning from Boeing that it might not work.

When the aircraft were delivered six years later, the ministry found that it could not design the software which meant that the helicopters could not fly in difficult conditions.

Aug 25 06:26

High blood pressure 'can increase risk of memory problems'

I can't remember why...

Aug 25 06:24

The CIA's post-torture profits

Architects of a shameful chapter in the agency's history now reap rich rewards in the private sector. They must be held to account

Aug 25 06:18

Innocent trainspotter suspected of being a terrorist by police after taking photos of trains

When trainspotter Stephen White noticed some interesting engines, he wasted no time in taking pictures of them for his collection.

It was the start of a bizarre sequence of events involving midnight phone calls, police raids and even, it is claimed, suspected terrorism.

Aug 25 06:15

Diet drug investigated after 32 users suffer liver damage

A popular diet drug is being investigated by American health officials after reports that it could cause serious liver damage.

Alli, which went on sale in Britain in April, is the only weight loss drug available without a prescription.

The US Food and Drug Administration is looking into 32 reports of liver damage in patients taking Alli and Xenical, the drug's prescription version.

Aug 25 05:52

Army ‘doc-bot’ is at ease making the rounds

Staff Sgt. Juan Amaris laid in intensive care recovering from life-threatening burns when he got a peculiar visit from his doctor. Dr. Kevin Chung — rather, a 5-foot-tall camouflage-clad robot with Chung's face on a monitor — rolled in to check on him.

With his proxy's cameras zooming and wireless antennas beaming, Chung stood in a kitchen in Virginia and examined Amaris from 1,500 miles away, providing a connection between doctor and patient even as Chung was on vacation.

Aug 25 05:51

Calling All Amateur Astronomers: Help Solve a Mystery

A super-bright star is gradually going dim, and scientists want YOU to help them find out why.

Aug 25 05:51

Multitasking Muddles Brains, Even When the Computer Is Off

Some people suspect that a multitasking lifestyle has changed how they think, leaving them easily distracted and unable to concentrate even when separated from computers and phones. Their uneasiness may be justified.

Aug 25 04:44

Federal Reserve loses suit demanding transparency

A federal judge on Monday ruled against an effort by the U.S. Federal Reserve to block disclosure of companies that participated in and securities covered by a series of emergency funding programs as the global credit crisis began to intensify.

In a 47-page opinion, Chief District Judge Loretta Preska of the federal court in Manhattan said the central bank failed to show that disclosure would cause borrowers in the Federal Reserve System to suffer "imminent competitive harm," by stigmatizing them for using Fed lending programs.

Aug 25 00:14

This Isn’t Reform, It’s Robbery

Capitalists, as my friend Father Michael Doyle says, should never be allowed near a health care system. They hold sick children hostage as they force parents to bankrupt themselves in the desperate scramble to pay for medical care. The sick do not have a choice. Medical care is not a consumable good. We can choose to buy a used car or a new car, shop at a boutique or a thrift store, but there is no choice between illness and health. And any debate about health care must acknowledge that the for-profit health care industry is the problem and must be destroyed. This is an industry that hires doctors and analysts to deny care to patients in order to increase profits. It is an industry that causes half of all bankruptcies.

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