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Feb 02 01:40

Why is America Attacking Islam?

Attacking Islam, Revisited
An Update of a Published Article On March 21, 1994

One intelligent question we are asked over and over again and must be answered: ?Why is America warring against one Islamic country after another? Is it because Arabs are sub-human, as Israelis claim, or are Muslims terrorists as the American press subtly suggests; or, is it an anti-Islamic agenda among our nation?s leaders that they do not share with us?

Feb 02 01:28

The Israel/US War in Gaza

Why War in Gaza
By Charles E. Carlson

What does Israel’s war against the Palestinian Arabs in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip have in common with America’s serial wars all over the globe, now centered on Afghanistan? The common denominator is that American money and weapons are used in every such war. Israel enjoys the approval and unconditional support of the American government. That means that no act that Israel does or has done will arouse serious objection from America’s leaders. In this Part V, we will examine why the War for Palestine is no closer to ending now than it was when it began, 54 years ago, and why the American government is financing the Israeli side in its brutal path.

Feb 01 19:52

How the Obama-Bernanke Monetary Scheme Could Wreck the US Economy

There is no way this scheme can possibly work. What it does stand a good chance of doing, however, is wreaking absolute havoc with the economy and exchange rates. The fundamental problem is that as a true believer in the Keynesian cult Bernanke has no real understanding of money, and certainly no grasp of capital theory.

Feb 01 19:39

Britain funds brutal torturers of the West Bank

While Israel is crushing resistance in Gaza the British are funding the Palestinian collaboration Authority of Fatah to crush any resistance to Israeli domination and control in the West Bank.

Feb 01 19:36

Obama preserves renditions as counter-terrorism tool

Under executive orders issued by Obama recently, the CIA still has authority to carry out what are known as renditions, secret abductions and transfers of prisoners to countries that cooperate with the United States.

Feb 01 19:33

Illinois makes major Israel Bonds purchase

The state of Illinois has purchased $10 million worth of Israel Bonds.

Feb 01 19:09

DNA test proves Czech babies mixed up

published: 30.01.2009, 15:38 | updated: 30.01.2009 15:51:23
Czech hospital should pay 3 million to parents for mix-up of kids

Brno - The hospital in Trebic, south Moravia, has to pay a total compensation of 3.3 million crowns to the families of Nikola and Veronika, two baby girls whom the hospital staff mixed up and gave to incorrect parents after their birth, under a court decision today.The families demanded a compensation of 12 million crowns.

The hospital admitted its mistake and offered 600,000 crowns to the families, a sum the parents rejected as too low.

The two girls were born in December 2006. After several months one of the fathers, Libor Broza, applied for a DNA test on suspicion that "his" daughter was not his.

Feb 01 19:03

Financed by Brit taxpayer, West Bank torture

Financed by the British taxpayer, brutal torturers of the West Bank
By David Rose
Last updated at 11:31 PM on 31st January 2009

The horrific torture of hundreds of people by Palestinian security forces in the West Bank is being funded by British taxpayers.

An investigation by The Mail on Sunday has found that the forces responsible get £20million a year from the UK.

The victims – some left maimed – are rounded up for alleged involvement with the militant Islamic group Hamas, yet many have nothing to do with it.
Palestine

They are targeted because the Fatah party, which runs the semi-autonomous Palestinian Authority (PA) on the West Bank, is the bitter rival of Hamas, which controls the war-torn Gaza strip.

Feb 01 18:22

Oregon stripped of all National Guard medevac helicopters/crews

National Guard Black Hawks Leave Oregon For Iraq
Sun, 01 Feb '09
Fleet Leaving For 400-Day Deployment

Called into duty for a 400-day deployment, all 12 of the Oregon National Guard Black Hawk medevac helicopters and 135 pilots, crew chiefs, maintenance and support staff are heading to Oklahoma for training and then on to Iraq.

The Oregonian reports that last Thursday's deployment ceremony was attended by Oregon Governor Ted Kulongoski, US Representative Kurt Schrader and John Walsh, adjutant general of Montana. Walsh's 23-year-old son Michael is one of the Black Hawk pilots.

Feb 01 18:13

US Army deserter seeks asylum in Germany

U.S. Army deserter to plead case for political asylum in Germany
Posted by James Ewinger/Plain Dealer Reporter February 01, 2009 07:00AM
Categories: Real Time News
Andre Shepherd
Germany opened its arms to a former Clevelander who deserted from the U.S. Army because of his opposition to the war in Iraq.

Now that soldier -- Andre Shepherd -- hopes Germany will open them a little wider and grant him political asylum.

His court hearing on the issue begins Wednesday in Karlsruhe in southwestern Germany.

"I have my first chance to tell my complete side of the story," he said by telephone Friday.

Since he surfaced in November and formally asked for asylum, Shepherd has lived freely in Germany, under protection of that nation's laws and international accords on asylum.

Feb 01 18:13

Networking site cashes in on friends

Facebook is planning to exploit the vast amount of personal information it holds on its 150m members by creating one of the world's largest market research databases.

In an attempt to finally monetise the social networking site, once valued at $15bn (£10.4bn), it will soon allow multinational companies to selectively target its members in order to research the appeal of new products. Companies will be able to pose questions to specially selected members based on such intimate details as whether they are single or married and even whether they are gay or straight.

Feb 01 18:10

Robber gets effluent, by mistake

A hapless thief drilled his way into a French bank at the weekend, but missed the safe and instead found himself in a lavatory where he was promptly arrested, a French newspaper reported on Sunday.

The 21-year-old broke into a building adjoining a branch of Banque Populaire in the Mediterranean port city of Marseille in the early hours of Saturday morning, La Provence newspaper said.

The paper said the man, who came from Belgium and was not named, thought that he was going to end up in a room housing safe deposit boxes but instead drilled into the lavatories.

Alarms were triggered when he broke through the wall and police caught the man when they arrived on the scene.

Feb 01 18:07

EBay top bidder: Take our money, keep your stuff

It started as a family joke: Facing snowballing medical expenses for their two young disabled children, Gregg and Brittiny Peters quipped they might need to sell everything they owned to stay solvent. As the bills tipped $10,000, however, the idea was no longer funny.

So on Thursday, the Gainesville, Ga., couple accepted a winning $20,000 eBay bid for all their belongings minus their house.

It came with one catch. The winning bidders, Donnia and Keith Blair of Texas, want the family to have the money, but keep their stuff.

Feb 01 18:01

$36, 000 membership fee to join Clinton foundation

$36,000 buys criticism for RPI
Amid layoffs, fee to Clinton group spurs questions on $1.1M for Kenya
By MARC PARRY, Staff writer
First published in print: Saturday, January 31, 2009

TROY-- Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is defending payments to Bill Clinton's foundation as new details emerge about its plans to invest far more in an African education collaboration linked to one of the foundation's ventures.

RPI drew criticism from a faculty leader and an alumnus when the institute surfaced on a long-secret list of foundation contributors that Clinton released in December. Rensselaer later said the money reflected not a donation but $36,000 in "membership fees" to join the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI).

Feb 01 17:21

Turn off the Canadian media, please

People in a country like Canada use their own media - public (CBC) and private (CanWest, TorStar, CTVglobemedia) - to know what is happening in their own country. Media are also an important part of forging a national identity. They are supposed to represent the broad spectrum of Canadian opinion. When they present information on the rest of the world, they do so from a Canadian perspective and have the Canadian audience in mind.

And today, if you want to have the first idea what is happening in Israel/Palestine (or most of the rest of the world), the best thing to do would be to turn them off completely.

Feb 01 16:55

Barackonomics 101 - The "Equal" Pay Law

If, as our illustrious Puppet-in-Chief assumes, that these "equally"-qualified women are being paid less than "equally"-qualified men, then why would the "greedy capitalist pig" employer hire any men at all? Wouldn't the employers go out of their way to hire as many cheaper women as possible? Wouldn't there be a large amount of higher-priced male unemployment on the market?

Feb 01 16:51

A Jew unveils the farse of the Gas Chamber in Auschwitz

But how do we know it really happened? What "proofs" are offered for those not willing to take history on faith alone?

Feb 01 14:29

Pre-9/11, we fought a covert war on American soil – against Israel

You really have to hand it to the Israelis: they are nothing if not blatant. Their response to Fox News reporter Carl Cameron's devastating exposé of Israel's massive spy operation in the US can hardly be repeated with a straight face. Mark Regev, a spokesman at the Israeli embassy in Washington is quoted by the Jerusalem Post as saying:

"The report on Fox News contains no quoted source, it has in no way demonstrated anything more than anonymous innuendo, and should be regarded accordingly. Israel does not spy on the United States of America."

Gee, Mark, does the name Jonathan Pollard ring a bell?

Feb 01 14:26

Shot Briton's family 'gets £1.5m'

The family of a British cameraman shot dead in Gaza in 2003 have accepted a reported £1.5m payout from Israel.

James Miller, 34, from Devon, was filming a documentary when he was shot dead in the town of Rafah.

His family, who have said he was shot by a soldier, said it was "probably the closest (we) will get to an admission of guilt on the part of the Israelis".

Feb 01 14:23

Hamas 'would recognise' pre-1967 Israel

Hamas would recognise Israel if it withdraws to its pre-1967 borders, a French Jewish writer said this week after meeting the exiled leader of the Palestinian Islamist movement, Khaled Meshaal.

"He told me that Hamas was prepared to recognise Israel on the lines of June 4, 1967. He told me so several times," Marek Halter told AFP on Monday.

The date refers to Palestinian demands for an end to Israeli occupation of the West Bank, Gaza Strip and East Jerusalem, captured in the 1967 war.

Halter's meeting with Meshaal took place in Damascus last month, on the eve of Israel's 22-day offensive, which left more than 1,330 Palestinians dead, according to Gaza medics, and vast swathes of the territory in ruins.

Feb 01 14:16

Kenya petrol tanker explosion kills 100

The tanker explosion occurred near Molo, a small town in the Rift Valley Province -- about 130 kilometers (80 miles) from the capital, a spokesman for the Kenyan police said.

The tanker overturned along a highway spilling gallons of gas which hundreds of residents rushed to scoop up, said Titus Mung'ou of the Kenyan Red Cross.

"People were lining up trying to get the fuel," he said. "They were siphoning off petrol for over an hour. Some people had drilled holes in the tanker and were charging a fee for the assembled crowd."

The vehicle exploded about an hour later, apparently after one of the residents lit a cigarette or started a fire at the crash site, Mung'ou said.

Feb 01 14:07

States' National Guards, the US Army's Foreign Legion

Louisiana troops back in Japan on exercise
Soldiers should return from Orient this week.
By John Andrew Prime • jprime@gannett.com • February 1, 2009 2:00 am
"More troops from the Louisiana Army National Guard are learning to say things like "hai!" and "domo-arigato" as they take part in Operation Orient Shield 2009 in Japan."
"The bilateral planning processes and training conducted during Orient Shield 2009 will not only improve the effectiveness of the 42nd Infantry Regiment and the 2nd Squadron, 108th Cavalry Regiment, but will further enhance our two nations' long-standing alliance and continued friendship," said Lt. Col. Will Rachal, the 2/108th's commander, who is with his soldiers on the exercise.

Feb 01 14:01

Arising, another VietNam in the Philippines?

US troops in Capiz military exercises 'confined to barracks' due to NPA threat
01/30/2009 | 01:32 PM

MANILA, Philippines — American troops engaged in joint RP-US joint military exercises in Capiz are prohibited from leaving their barracks and the training area without permission from Philippine authorities.
"Exercises involve 141 personnel of the 3ID and 31 US soldiers, mostly trainers.
Training exercises will be held within the training area of the military camp and 11 training activities including civic-military programs among residents in surrounding barangays.
Earlier, the 3ID said the joint military exercises aim to develop the skills of its personnel and enhance the interoperability of US and Filipino troops.

Feb 01 13:22

Sign of the Times: A Citizens Guide to Dumpster Diving

My partner and I don't have enough money to eat well and neither do our friends. But we have a little secret I'd like to share with you--on one condition--you have to share the food you find with others and also use good judgment.

Feb 01 11:04

Pakistan Gun Market Video - Look before you leap.

So lemme get this straight - America intends to control this place?

Feb 01 10:39

Japan sewage yields more gold than top mines

A sewage treatment facility in central Japan has recorded a higher gold yield from sludge than can be found at some of the world's best mines.

Feb 01 10:36

Czech president attacks Al Gore's climate campaign

"I don't think that there is any global warming," said the 67-year-old liberal, whose country holds the rotating presidency of the European Union. "I don't see the statistical data for that."

Feb 01 10:27

Bombing Civilians and collateral damage from Bill Moyers Jounal

Snip below is a transcript from Bill Moyers Journal, (Jan 30, 2009). His guests on the show are historian Marilyn Young, author of BOMBING CIVILIANS: A TWENTIETH CENTURY HISTORY and former Pentagon official Pierre Sprey, who developed military planes and helped found the military reform movement.

BILL MOYERS: Welcome to the JOURNAL.

Very often in the White House, the most momentous decisions are, at the time, the least dramatic, the least discussed. And they don't make news, or history, until much later, when their consequences bubble to the surface downstream. There are observers who think that could prove to be the case with a decision made within hours of Barack Obama's swearing in last week.

Feb 01 10:17

Terrorist Geese Bring Down US Air 1549 in NYC

The fact is, WE (and, of course, Israel) are responsible for the rise of militant Gooslam. Given our actions, is it any wonder that gaggles of Goslings would reject the teachings of moderate Goose leaders, when those leaders are perceived as being in the pocket of the West? Given our actions, is it any wonder that these young Gooslamists would flock to more assertive leaders, leaders whose commitment to their cause cannot be questioned? Given our actions, the rise of a “Goosama” was inevitable. We have only ourselves to blame. (Does anyone doubt that somewhere there’s a photo of Donald Rumsfeld shaking hands with a Goose?)

Feb 01 09:36

BELLAMY/DUCHAMP: World is getting colder

As President Obama takes office, and as the European Union is about to waste one trillion euros to de-carbonize the economy (in a bid to stop nonexistent man-made global warming) they would be well-advised to perform a reality check on what's currently happening to the climate. Talking to independent scientists about the positive properties of CO2 (plant food that enhances crops) would also be a good idea.

If they don't, we may be in for mass starvation. And let's not forget that the world population is increasing by about 78 million every year.

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