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Jan 13 03:27

4 Investing Pitfalls To Avoid In '09

2008 was a rough year for just about anyone who was invested in the stock market. The market’s recent upswings have given us a glimmer of hope that 2009 could be a better year. The last thing that you want to do is to make a decision that will set you back

Jan 12 16:44

Israel's Moral and Political Insanity

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One Israeli settler leader recently argued 'if it was right to commit genocide during Biblical time, why can’t it be right to commit genocide now. Has God changed his mind,' the settler wondered sarcastically."

Israeli peace activist and author Uri Avnery has an expression for this type of thinking. He calls it "moral insanity", a sociopathic disorder.

Jan 12 16:25

The Moral and Military Meltdown of Israel

As they are slaughtered in their hundreds by a vicious military machinery called "Israel," Palestinians are teaching humanity at large how to join their noble cause and safeguard the dignity of the human soul - that of the Jewish people first and foremost.

Jan 12 16:02

Meanwhile in sicko politics...

Joe the Plumber calls on Obama to help Israel

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ASHKELON, Israel (AP) — Joe the Plumber called on President-elect Barack Obama on Monday to help Israel in its campaign against Hamas.

The plumber-turned-war correspondent has been unabashed in his support of Israel's two-week campaign against Hamas in the Gaza Strip and has been touring the Gaza border region and Israeli towns hit by Palestinian rocket fire.

"President Obama has already spoken about what he would do here. That if his daughters were living here he would take whatever means necessary to protect his daughters. So I just hope he carries through with it, but that is going to be up to him," said Joe, whose real name is Samuel J. Wurzelbacher.

Wurzelbacher was given a model rocket as a gift from Israeli plumber Moshe Nissimpur in the southern city of Ashkelon, near Gaza.

Jan 12 14:42

Israels Operation Cast Lead & Mass Executions

Kawther Salam: “Israel sowed horror, terror and death and will harvest a generation of Palestinian resistance”.

The Israeli military Operation “Cast Lead” is based on ethnic cleansing of the ittihad_news-4families of Palestinian politicians and resistance in Gaza. According to the cabinet of the criminal Ehud Olmert, Ehud Barak, and the chief of the Israeli intelligence, Yuval Diskin, the military Operation “Cast Lead” must put an end to some political activists, Palestinian resistance and their families as the only solution to “decrease the terror” of revenge against Israel. According to these Israeli war criminals, the murder of the families of Palestinian political activists and resistance fighters is very important for the security of Israel. By murdering their families, Israel will guarantee that no revenge would be possible in the future.

Jan 12 14:04

Obama to Ignore CIA War Crimes

If President-elect Barack Obama is reassuring the intelligence community “that his complaints are with the Bush administration, not them,” as AP’s Pamela Hess reported January 10th, his campaign slogan “change we can believe in” is headed for an early grave.

Obama’s remarks are a literal signal to CIA officials and other unindicted war criminals that they will not be prosecuted no matter what vile and horrific tortures they inflicted. And that’s not change; that’s business as usual; that’s what the CIA has done for years and gotten away with every time. Obama’s words will embolden CIA goons to gin up the same Adolf Eichmann defense, “I was only following orders” he used when he murdered Hungary’s Jews.

Jan 12 12:12

Hot Air? Google Searches Generate Greenhouse Gases

Harvard physicist Alex Wissner-Gross has made a controversial calculation, that two Google searches puts as much carbon dioxide into the air as boiling a kettle of water for a cup of tea.

Jan 12 10:18

60 Minutes: Speculation Affected Oil Price Swings More Than Supply And Demand

Masters believes the investor demand for commodities, and oil futures in particular, was created on Wall Street by hedge funds and the big Wall Street investment banks like Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs, Barclays, and J.P. Morgan, who made billions investing hundreds of billions of dollars of their clients’ money.

Jan 12 09:20

2009 Health Innovations

The future is full of unknowns and predicting it is difficult. If health has you worried, however, you can take solace in simply knowing that some of the most interesting health innovations are coming your way this new year.

Jan 12 08:56

(Video):The best Congress money can buy

From Brasschecktv.com:

Israel uber alles
It's hard to get Congress to agree on anything, especially in matters relating to the future and physical and economic health of the US.

However, one thing both sides of the aisle can agree on - consistently and overwhelmingly - is that anything the Israeli war party wants to do is fine by them.

But we already knew that because the US pays all Israel's weapons bills - with your money of course if you're an American tax payer.

Wouldn't you like to trace the obvious press releases read by these Congressional slime balls to their original source?

I know I would.

Jan 12 08:20

Bush defends presidency in final news conference

In a nostalgic farewell news conference, Bush recalled the start of his own presidency, called Obama "a smart, engaging person" and said he wishes his successor all the best.

As for his own presidency, Bush defended his decisions on the Iraq war, the issue that will define his presidency like no other. There have been over 4,000 U.S. deaths since the invasion and toppling of Saddam Hussein in 2003.

Bush referred to the enormous weight Obama is about to experience, describing what it might feel like on Jan. 20 when, after taking the oath of office, he enters the Oval Office for That will be the major threat," Bush said, putting the risk of another attack over the dire economic problems now facing the nathe first time as president. "There'll be a moment when the responsibility of the president lands squarely on his shoulders," Bush said.

Jan 12 05:34

British Foreign Office warning that tourists to the USA could be turned away because of new rules.

From 12 January 2009, visitors from countries that do not need visas will need to fill in an electronic form at least 72 hours before they travel. Those who have not registered risk being detained and sent back home.

Solution: Don't travel to the USA until the tourism industry is screaming bloody murder and the country comes to its senses.

Jan 12 04:26

The Target is Iran: Israel's Latest Gamble May Backfire

The aerial war against Gaza launched by Israel just after Christmas, and the ground offensive, with which it rang in the New Year, were shocking in their brutality, but should constitute no surprise, if viewed from the standpoint of long-term Israeli strategic aims. The Israelis have argued that the offensive was launched in response to eight years' of relentless attacks by Hamas rockets into Israel. But then, one asks: why now? Why should they wait eight years?

Jan 12 03:44

5 Things: The Obama Inauguration

The 56th inauguration of the American president is in many ways no different than its predecessors, but in others, this is no ordinary swearing-in ceremony. Barack Obama’s election to the presidency astonished the country and the world; few believed they would ever see a black man in the Oval Office, or a black family residing in the White House.

Jan 12 03:26

Life As We Know It Nearly Created in Lab

One of life's greatest mysteries is how it began. Scientists have pinned it down to roughly this:

Some chemical reactions occurred about 4 billion years ago — perhaps in a primordial tidal soup or maybe with help of volcanoes or possibly at the bottom of the sea or between the mica sheets — to create biology.

Jan 12 02:40

America’s Shame

Why does Israel have a right to exist, but Palestine doesn’t?

This is the question of our time.

For sixty years Israelis have been stealing Palestine from Palestinians. There are maps available on the Internet and in Israeli publications showing the shrinkage over time of what was once Palestine into what Palestine is today--a small number of unconnected ghettos or bantustans.

Palestine became “the occupied territory” from which Palestinians were ejected and Israeli settlements built for “settlers.” Jordan, Syria and Lebanon are full of refugee camps in which Palestinians driven off their lands by Israeli force have been living for decades.

Driving people off their land is strictly illegal under international law, but Israel has been getting away with it for decades.

Gaza is a concentration camp of 1.5 million Palestinians who were driven from their homes and villages and collected in the Gaza Ghetto.

Jan 11 23:18

Presidential envoy among 7 dead in Siberia helicopter crash

MOSCOW, January 11 (RIA Novosti) - Seven people including the Russian president's envoy to the State Duma, Alexander Kosopkin, died in a helicopter crash in Altai, south Siberia, an Emergency Situations Ministry spokesman said Sunday.

Pavel Popov, deputy head of the ministry's local department, said that four people survived the crash, including a second pilot and Anatoly Bannykh, the republic's deputy prime minister and also the republic's plenipotentiary representative in Moscow.

"Four people survived the crash," he said, adding that two of the injured were in a critical state and two others were in satisfactory condition.

Kosopkin, President Dmitry Medvedev's representative in Russia's lower house of parliament, was among eight passengers and three crew on a Mi-8 helicopter owned by energy giant Gazprom that went missing two days ago. The party was traveling from the town of Chemal to Kosh-Agach, near the Mongolian border, to go on a hunting trip.

Jan 11 20:22

Send thanks to Jon Stewart for disecting and ridiculing the Zionist's anti-Palestinian propaganda

On The Daily Show's January 5 "Strip Maul" segment, Jon Stewart did what few American television personalities have dared to do: he criticized Israel's campaign against Gaza, making it clear that bombing will not bring peace for Israelis or Palestinians. He mocked the one-sided response of U.S. politicians by calling the Israeli-Palestinian conflict the "Mobius strip of issues because there's only one side!" He's sure to get thousands of complaints, so send Jon a letter of appreciation and then ask all your friends to watch this segment.

Please consider sending an email message of thanks to Jon for having the courage to bring to his audience's attention the fact that from the corporate media whores and most political commentators they have been fed a steady stream of one sided, pro-Israel spin and propaganda which does nothing to present a realistic view to the public of what is happening in Gaza today. Go to: http://www.thankyoujonstewart.com

Jan 11 19:51

Earth on the Brink of an Ice Age

The earth is now on the brink of entering another Ice Age, according to a large and compelling body of evidence from within the field of climate science. Many sources of data which provide our knowledge base of long-term climate change indicate that the warm, twelve thousand year-long Holocene period will rather soon be coming to an end, and then the earth will return to Ice Age conditions for the next 100,000 years.

Jan 11 13:39

Day 16 of Israeli War On Gaza

Day 16 of Israeli War On Gaza
Informative Report on Gaza War: Death toll 880, wounded 3620
By: Sameh A. Habeeb

1-Air raids on all points where the military ground operation in the first hour of the day 16.
2-Air raid destroyed the house of Abu Nizar Awadallah in Nasir area south north of Gaza.
3-Bombings near Omar Bin Khatab mosque in Khan younis in time of down praying for Muslims.
4-Extensive bombings on Palestinian Egyptian borders south of Rafah City.
5-A-25-woman killed in Khoza'a area due to Phosphorous bombs in Khan Yonis. Around 50 wounded according to medical sources.
6-Air raid destroyed house of Al Qasam commander, Ahmed Al Ja'bari, in east of Gaza Shijaya area.
7-Shells and rockets rained down in Khan Yonis City targeted open places.
8-A rocket targeted an orphanage and Al Fadila mosque in Rafah City.
9- A Palestinian killed and his father wounded in an Israeli raid in Khan Yonis City central Gaza.

Jan 11 12:32

Hamas is a child of Israel

The resolution contained numerous twists of history, but the most glaring absurdity is the following:

“Whereas Hamas was founded with the stated goal of destroying Israel…”

Perhaps the senators were in a rush to collect campaign contributions, so they did not have time to glance at the history of how Hamas arose to power.

Hamas was created with massive aid from the Israeli government.

Jan 11 12:18

ByeBye Bush shoes top demand charts

The `infamous` shoes, which the Iraqi journalist Muntazar al-Zaidi threw at George Bush during a press conference in Baghdad, have been topping the popularity charts under the new brand name Bye-Bye Bush.

Jan 11 12:16

U.S. Hospitals: Still Unsafe and Too Often Deadly

We've all heard some hospital horror stories over the years – tales of the wrong leg or breast removed, accounts of horrendous hospital-acquired flesh eating bacterial infections and reports of babies mixed up in the nursery and sent home with the wrong parents.

Jan 11 11:41

Toyota announces expanded hybrid offerings

Toyota plans to launch as many as 10 new hybrid petrol-electric models within the next four years as it seeks to build on the popularity of its Prius hatchback.

Jan 11 07:21

Five Somali pirates drown as they squabble over their $3million ransom

Five Somali pirates drowned when a wave washed off their getaway boat as they squabbled over over how to split their $3 million ransom.

The ransom had been paid to the pirates to end the world's biggest ship hijacking.

The canister full of cash was parachuted onto the Sirius Star - observed by the U.S. Navy who provided these images - and the two-month ordeal of the 25 crew, including two Britons, was finally over.

Jan 11 06:03

Glenn Greenwald: Both parties cheerlead still more loudly for Israel's war

The Israelis have deliberately made it impossible to know the full extent of the carnage and humanitarian disasters because they continue to prevent journalists from entering Gaza even in the face of a now week-old Israeli Supreme Court order compelling them to do so. According to Palestinian sources, there are now 700 dead Palestinians -- at least 200 of them children -- and well over 1,000 wounded. Those numbers are not seriously doubted by anyone. By comparison, a total of 10 Israelis have died -- 10 -- almost all of them by "friendly fire." The unusually worded Red Cross condemnation of Israel was prompted by its discovery, after finally being allowed into Gaza, of starving Palestinian children laying next to corpses, with ambulances blocked for days by the IDF. Even with the relative "restraint" Israel is excercising (the damage it could cause is obviously much greater), this is not so much of a war as it is a completely one-sided massacre.

Jan 11 05:52

14 Percent of U.S. Adults Can't Read

Statistics released by the U.S. Education Department this week show that some 32 million U.S. adults lack basic prose literacy skill. That means they can't read a newspaper or the instruction on a bottle of pills.

Jan 11 05:18

Is Israel winning the 'media war' over Gaza?

"We are all Hamas,” screamed a scrawny Mauritanian, repeatedly, as he determinedly drew his face closer to a TV camera. Behind him, thousands more tunefully chanted similar words, chants that were heard in different Arabic dialects, in fact in many different languages all across the globe. Yet, Israel, somehow is claiming victory in the media war, which it calculatedly unleashed weeks before its most violent attack on Gaza yet. Thousands have been reportedly killed and wounded in little more than a week, starting Dec. 27, in the tiny stretch of land (roughly 140 square miles), yet densely populated Gaza Strip of 1.5 million people.

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