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Jan 10 21:40

In Fraud We Trust

The United States of America continues their self-serving, fraudulent and surreptitious interventions in the global energy and precious metals markets today. It’s economic warfare. Maintenance of global U.S. Dollar hegemony requires this

Jan 10 18:57

Obama's first official travel will be to.....


Jan 10 18:49

Fake Truth - For Our Own Good?

"For the real environment is altogether too big, too complex, and too fleeting for direct acquaintance. ...we have to reconstruct it on a simpler model before we can manage with it." Essentially, in my view, Lippmann described the dumbing down, repackaging, and presentation of a reality by an elite group to the masses.

Jan 10 15:00

Obama is a sicko!

...and those who voted for him must feel so stupid.

Dinner Honoring McCain to Be Hosted by Obama

Saturday, January 10, 2009; 2:30 PM

President-elect Barack Obama will host a dinner honoring Sen. John McCain, the Republican he tromped in the election, the night before his inauguration, the Presidential Inaugural Committee announced yesterday, saying the gesture demonstrates Obama's "commitment to bridging the bipartisan divide."

The dinner will be one of a series that night: Gen. Colin Powell and Vice President-elect Joe Biden also will be feted.

"In these times of great challenge and great change, leadership requires rising above the same old narrow partisanship," Obama said on the PIC Web site. "Each of these distinguished Americans has spent his life in service to his country, at each and every moment placing the interests of America before issues of political party."

Jan 10 14:48

Israeli War Crimes

There is no way any rational person could view these attacks as anything but a war of aggression resulting in the indiscriminate murder of innocent Gazan civilians. These are war crimes. Period.

Jan 10 14:39

Police investigate death of teen Tasered

Wray Tasered and handcuffed the 17-year-old, according to the press release. Minutes later, the boy, whose name has not been not released, was unresponsive.

Jan 10 14:12

BART murder/riot indicates planned violence

Jan 8, 2009 1:38 pm US/Pacific
Inside The Oakland Riot: A First-Hand Account
Eye On Blogs: Post Your Comments, Reactions To Joe's Riot Account

You've heard of a mob mentality. Well, I've just seen it in action.
Wednesday night's riot in Oakland developed quickly like a spark into a wildfire, and I was right in the middle of it.
It started with a peaceful demonstration at the Fruitvale BART station. Hundreds of demonstrators carried signs, shouted into megaphones and voiced their opinions.
Suddenly, a large segment of the crowd started walking off.

"Suddenly, a protester pointed at a police car. Someone started cursing at the officers who were standing behind it. The crowd surged. They rolled up a dumpster and set it on fire. It escalated. Someone else threw rocks; breaking the windshield. Traffic piled up and officers started shouting to the drivers, "Roll up your windows!"

Jan 10 14:09

Hamas rejects the peace plan manipulated by U.S. and European Union to save Israel

Hamas and Palestinian resistance organizations on Tuesday broke a diplomatic operated by the U.S., EU and Arab allies of the Zionism in the UN aimed at establishing a truce favorable to the aims of Israel "victorious" retreat from the Strip Gaza, where its troops are already bogged down and suffering heavy casualties until now hidden by the Jewish military.

Jan 10 13:26

The Fed's Bubble Trouble - Peter Schiff

A few weeks ago when the Fed announced a strategy designed to bring down long-term interest and home mortgage rates through unlimited Treasury bond purchases, government debt staged a spectacular rally. To the unschooled market observer, the spike may be difficult to understand. After all, why would the value of Treasury bonds rise while their underlying credit quality is deteriorating faster than Bernie Madoff's social schedule? The move is actually a perfect illustration of the tried and true Wall Street strategy of "buy the rumor and sell the fact".

Jan 10 12:01

Israel tells Gazans to brace for war escalation

Israel pounded rocket sites and tunnels Saturday while its planes dropped leaflets warning of an escalation, and Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas predicted a "waterfall of blood" unless all parties adhere to the U.N.'s call for a durable cease-fire.

(Headline Translation: Israel tells Gazans to get out of "Israel's" land)

Jan 10 11:03

BART shooting - looks like murder

I cannot fathom how the police get away with this. I am surprised the crowd didn't turn on them.

Jan 10 10:59

I Want My Bailout Money

U.S. Treasury officials and Federal Reserve officials have conspired to steal trillions of dollars from everyday Americans by creating insane quantities of new money and handing it over to their rich, incompetent banker friends. It is one of the greatest financial cons ever perpetrated in human history, and yet few people seem to understand what's actually going on.

Jan 10 10:54

Police Tasered and Beat Man to Death

“after he was tased and handcuffed, one officer used a football-type kick and stomped him in the head.”

Jan 10 09:47

God Bless Naomi Klein: Enough. It's time for a boycott

It's time. Long past time. The best strategy to end the increasingly bloody occupation is for Israel to become the target of the kind of global movement that put an end to apartheid in South Africa.

Jan 10 09:37

Bury the Obama Plan | and all future bailouts. THEY DO NOT WORK! | We Don't Need a Stimulus Package - Do This Instead


President-elect Barack Obama proposed a stimulus package of $800 billion. The proposed package consists of $300 billion in tax cuts and $500 billion in spending.

(Link allows you to write your Congress-Critters.)

Jan 10 08:28

Galileo's Telescope Recreated

In 1609, 400 years ago, Galileo revolutionized humankind's understanding of our position in the Universe when he used a telescope for the first time to study the heavens and sketched radical new views of the moon and also discovering the satellites orbiting Jupiter.

Jan 10 05:43

Israel Is Committing War Crimes WSJ

Israel's current assault on the Gaza Strip cannot be justified by self-defense. Rather, it involves serious violations of international law, including war crimes. Senior Israeli political and military leaders may bear personal liability for their offenses, and they could be prosecuted by an international tribunal, or by nations practicing universal jurisdiction over grave international crimes. Hamas fighters have also violated the laws of warfare, but their misdeeds do not justify Israel's acts.

Jan 10 05:28

'Writing' With Atoms Using An Atomic Force Microscope

Nanotechnology exploits the properties of materials on a nanometric scale, (a nanometer is one millionth of a millimeter). The ultimate limit for such miniaturization is the development of devices formed by atomic structures created artificially to fulfil a determined purpose.

Jan 10 05:28

Strange Rock Formations on Mars Explained

Rocks on Mars are in some areas scattered in a strangely uniform fashion, puzzling scientists for years. Now they've figured it out.

Jan 10 05:26

Andes Mountains - The 'Species Pump' Of South America

South America is the world’s most species-rich area and there have been many theories as to why, ranging from animals and plants accompanying the continent when it broke loose from Africa to variations in the extent of the rainforests over millions of years creating new species.

Jan 10 05:25

The Myths and Realities of Bipartisanship in D.C.

In a 1997 television interview with PBS, former House representative Lynn Martin was asked how important she considered bipartisanship to a government, and to the country.

Jan 10 04:00

Did We Just Have Our i-911... And Is An i-Patriot Act On It's Way?

Former Counter Terrorism Czar Richard Clarke told a leading expert on internet free speech, Stanford law professor Lawrence Lessig, that there was going to be an "i-9/11", in other words, an electronic terrorist act, and an "i-Patriot Act" to crack down on freedoms on the Internet under the guise of protecting against such threats:

There’s going to be an i-9/11 event. Which doesn’t necessarily mean an Al Qaeda attack, it means an event where the instability or the insecurity of the internet becomes manifest during a malicious event which then inspires the government into a response. You’ve got to remember that after 9/11 the government drew up the Patriot Act within 20 days and it was passed.

Jan 10 03:48

'Iran aid ship nearing Gaza'

An Iranian ship carrying humanitarian aid for Palestinians is scheduled to arrive at the port of Gaza in the coming days, a report says.

The ship, which carries medicine and foods, has passed through the Suez Canal and awaits for legal permissions to enter Gaza, IRIB reported.

According to the report, it is likely that the ship will dock at the port of Gaza on Saturday.

Jan 10 03:29

Israel once again strikes a blow against peace

The United States has provided a $3 billion annual subsidy to Israel since its creation 60 years ago. Moreover, the consistent U.S. government position has been that Israel can do no wrong.

With such carte blanche, the Israeli government has been able to brazenly attack Lebanon in 2006 and kill more than 1,000 Lebanese people, most of them innocent civilians. It also destroyed much of the economic infrastructure of all of Lebanon under the guise of attacking Hezbollah in southern Lebanon.

The same strategy is being followed against the Palestinians in Gaza. It is immoral and illegal, according to international law, for anyone to kill innocent civilians and to impose collective retribution.

Jan 09 23:24

Obama picks defense lobbyist as deputy defense secretary

President-elect Barack Obama, who campaigned on lessening the influence of lobbyists in government, has chosen a defense expert who is currently a vice president and lobbyist for one of the country’s biggest defense contractors to be his deputy secretary of defense.

Jan 09 22:59

Man dies after Swissvale police use Taser

The woman said she saw one officer stomp on Mr. Thomas's upper back, holding his foot there while the subject lay on the sidewalk with his head hanging over the curb. Another officer "reared back and punched him in the head with all his might," she said.

Jan 09 22:07

Olmert : Required IDF aggression goals not yet met

Gaza death toll approaching 800

Calcutta News.Net
Thursday 8th January, 2009

Thirteen days of hostilities in the Gaza Srip have now resulted in 774 deaths, many of whom are children.

More than 3,000 have been wounded, with hundreds having lost multiple-limbs.

The densely populated strip of land houses 1.5 million people, more than half of whom are children. The average age of the overall population is 17.

On Thursday CNN, quoting medical sources, reported the death toll of Palestinians killed had reached 763.

Eleven Israelis have also died, including eight soldiers.

Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said Thursday the objectives of the current offensive had not yet been reached. He hinted the military operation could be expanded and extended.

Jan 09 21:55

US lawyer kidnapped, imprisoned by Russian Jewish Mafia ?

Patton Boggs Fights N.Y. Lawyer's 'Kafkaesque' Detention in KGB Prison

Marisa McQuilken
Legal Times
January 9, 2009

New York resident and lawyer Emanuel Zeltser woke up on a private plane headed for a KGB-monitored detention center in Belarus last March. His last memory before waking was drinking coffee at a London cafe. Since then, he's been held at three separate prison facilities in the former Soviet Union country. Zeltser, 55, has been deprived of his diabetes, heart and arthritis medications, physically tortured and mentally abused. Today, he is languishing in a KGB penal colony outside of the eastern Belarusian city of Mogilev.

Jan 09 21:06

An Excerpt from: The Art of Contrary Thinking: by Humphrey B. NeiLL

So long as the international tension lasts we are going to be more and more submerged in "propagandized" news. We shall need to reach for contrary opinions to keep from being drowned.

Jan 09 20:16

Senate Democrats endorse Israeli war crimes

As evidence of Israeli war crimes mounted and amid signs that the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) are launching a new and even bloodier phase of the two-week war against the embattled people of Gaza, the Democratic leadership of the US Senate Thursday led the passage of a bipartisan resolution endorsing Israel’s actions. The resolution passed by a unanimous voice vote.