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Oct 24 08:56

Ministers plan huge sell-off of Britain's forests

Caroline Spelman, the Environment Secretary, is expected to announce plans within days to dispose of about half of the 748,000 hectares of woodland overseen by the Forestry Commission by 2020.

The controversial decision will pave the way for a huge expansion in the number of Center Parcs-style holiday villages, golf courses, adventure sites and commercial logging operations throughout Britain as land is sold to private companies.

Legislation which currently governs the treatment of "ancient forests" such as the Forest of Dean and Sherwood Forest is likely to be changed giving private firms the right to cut down trees.

Oct 24 08:53

Dolphins 'walk' on water

Dolphins in the wild are teaching themselves to "walk" with their tails along the surface of water, biologists have claimed.

Especially in the Gulf of Mexico

Oct 24 08:50

Jeff Rense Threaten's to Snitch on Mark Glenn

Mark Glenn takes Jeff Rense to task for a couple of articles and Mr. Rense threatens to tattle to the feds.

Oct 24 08:46

Queen's £38m a year windfarm windfall

The Royal Family have secured a lucrative deal that will earn them tens of millions of pounds from the massive expansion of offshore windfarms.

They will net up to £37.5m extra income every year from the drive for green energy because the seabed within Britain's territorial waters is owned by the Crown Estate.

Under new measures announced by Chancellor George Osborne last week, the Royals will soon get 15% of the profits from the Estate's £6bn property portfolio, rather than the existing Civil List arrangement.

Experts predict the growth in offshore windfarms could be worth up to £250m a year to the Crown Estate.

Oct 24 08:12

A Soulless White House

I think Barack and Michelle Obama are secret totalitarians -- in spirit, if not yet in fact -- who believe mostly in their own superior intentions. Michelle really does think the country needs an all-powerful Food Mom who will make the kids eat right so they never get fat...even though Michelle can't control her own appetite any more than the rest of us can.

Human beings love to eat because our ancestors lived in constant fear of famine. Humans got fat when food was plentiful because the chances were good that a drought or a freeze was coming soon to kill the crops and the cattle. Fat is how our bodies store food. Fat people can make it through the lean years when skinny people get sick and die.

Oct 24 07:19

What is the Saudi arms deal really about?

It is widely believed that the massive $60 billion U.S. arms deal with Saudi Arabia is directed against Iran. After all, Israel did not object to the deal. As one analyst told China's Xinhua News Agency, Jerusalem, of all places, was simply adhering to the ancient principle of: "My enemy's enemy is my friend."

Oct 24 07:05

Torture, killing, children shot – and how the US tried to keep it all quiet

So now we begin to know the full extent of what Tony Blair called the blood price. A detainee tortured with live electrical wires here, children shot by US troops at a checkpoint there, insurgents using children to carry out suicide bombings somewhere else; on and on, through 391,832 documents. At the Pentagon, these messages were the day-to-day commonplaces of staff inboxes; for Iraqis, they detail, in the emotionless jargon of the US military, nothing less than the hacking open of a nation's veins.

Oct 24 06:39

Afghan heroin kills 10X more than Taliban

The war in Afghanistan continues to wage on it may not be the largest problem facing the war torn nation. Russia and the United States are teaming up to take on the Afghan drug industry which has continued to spiral out of control. Earlier, Director of the Russian Drug Control Service Victor Ivanov was in Washington to push the Americans to help eradicate poppy fields in Afghanistan.

Oct 24 06:25


Franklin Lamb — Shatila Camp
For some brief history, first please watch this documentary video by Robert Fisk, a colleague and veteran journalist:

The Palestine Civil Rights Campaign-Lebanon and the Washington DC-Beirut based Sabra Shatila Foundation have released a copy of the Open Letter that was delivered this morning in Rome to representatives of Pope Benedict XVI and Lebanon’s Marionite Patriarch, Cardinal Nassrallah Sfeir on the occasion of the VATICANS 2010 SPECIAL SYNOD ON THE MIDDLE EAST

Oct 24 06:02

The importance of recess

The value of physical education

What administrators and classroom teachers often fail to understand is the importance of physical activity in the elementary setting. Non-physical education teachers tend to think of PE (or even gym) merely as a chance for their students to have fun, get the “wiggles” out and for themselves to have planning time for their own next lesson. The fact is, physical education is much more important to the health and well-being of all children. A sound elementary physical education program can strongly promote students to be active and healthy throughout their lifetime. In addition, studies have consistently shown that regular physical activity can:

Oct 24 06:00

Wikileaks is a wake-up call for all politicians

The Wikileaks revelations on the human toll of the war in Iraq, of which almost 400,000 documents were published last week, make for grim reading. Regardless of how one feels about the actions of the Wikileaks founder, Julian Assange – whose publications may contribute to the considerable difficulties of the Iraqi government and the remaining Coalition forces – the burden of the allegations cannot be ignored.

Oct 24 05:52

The Rising Tide of Ethno-Nationalism: Multiculturalism Fails in Europe

Is Europe's adventure in international living about to end? At Potsdam, Germany, this weekend, Chancellor Angela Merkel told the young conservatives of her Christian Democratic Union that Germany's attempt to create a multicultural society where people "live side by side and enjoy each other" has "failed, utterly failed."

Backing up her rueful admission are surveys showing 30 percent of Germans believe the country is overrun by foreigners. An equal number believe the foreigners come to feed off German welfare.

Oct 24 05:40


Do Western politicians, who flatter Israeli war criminals like Benjamin Netanyahu, by calling Israel ‘and oasis of democracy’ know this? Why don’t the Americans spread freedom and human rights in Palestine instead of supporting and funding torture, murder and settlement? Or do they view Palestinians as they viewed red Indians in America and the aborigines in Australia as people without human rights and whose life is not equal to human life?

Oct 24 05:36


Israel cannot use the biblical concept of a promised land or a chosen people to justify new settlements in Jerusalem or territorial claims, a Vatican synod on the Middle East said Saturday.

Oct 24 04:59


The Neocon plan: rattle the sword for Americans to hear so the US will give permission to Israel to bomb Iran

Oct 24 04:37

Mark Glenn's Attack on Jeff Rense

Jeff Rense's website and radio program represent an oasis of truth for countless people around the world who can still think for themselves.

That's why it was both puzzling and painful to witness a vituperative attack on Jeff by his erstwhile friend and ally Mark Glenn.

Both these men are courageous and outspoken opponents of Zionist World Government. What triggered Glenn's attack?

Oct 24 04:35

Robert Fisk: They're Trying To Sell the Brooklyn Bridge Again

The real problem, of course, is that we are sold the Brooklyn Bridge over and over again. Now here's a good quote. "Iran is the center of terrorism, fundamentalism and subversion and is in my view more dangerous than Nazism, because Hitler did not possess a nuclear bomb, where the Iranians are trying to perfect a nuclear option." This prediction was not made by Benjamin Netanyahu but – and thank God for Roger Cohen who spotted this particular Brooklyn Bridge – by then prime minister Shimon Peres, now president of Israel, in 1996. And four years earlier, the very same Peres predicted that Iran would have a nuclear bomb by 1999.

Oct 24 01:30

Foreclosure Fight Heads To The Courts Where Judges Are Finally Respecting The Law

Katherine M. Porter, a visiting law professor at Harvard University and an expert on consumer credit law, said that lenders were wrong to minimize problems with the legal documentation.

“The misbehavior is clear: they lied to the courts,” she said. “The fact that they are saying no one was harmed, they are missing the point. They did actual harm to the court system, to the rule of law. We don’t say, ‘You can perjure yourself on the stand because the jury will come to the right verdict anyway.’ That’s what they are saying.”?

Oct 23 23:06

Wikileaks and The Secret Iraq Files: Torture, Coverups, and Civilian Deaths

An alleged militant identified only as “DAT 326? was detained by the Iraqi army on July 7, 2006 at a checkpoint in the town of Tarmiya, north of Baghdad. When US forces interrogated him later that night, he described hours of brutal abuse at the hands of the Iraqi soldiers, an allegation apparently backed by the findings of a medical exam.

DAT 326 states he was told to lay down on his stomach with his hands behind his back, which is when the Iraqi soldiers allegedly stepped, jumped, urinated and spit on him.

Oct 23 22:07

California Is Broke – 19 Reasons Why It May Be Time For Everyone To Leave The State Of California For Good

Back in the 1960s and 1970s, there was a seemingly endless parade of pop songs about how great life was in California, and millions of young Americans dreamed of moving to the land of sandy beaches and golden sunshine. But now all of that has changed. Today, millions of Californians are dreaming about leaving the state for good. The truth is that California is broke. The economy of the state is in shambles. The official unemployment rate has been sitting above 12 percent for an extended period of time, and poverty is everywhere.

Oct 23 21:38

Zionist Patsy Adam Gadahn Calls For Terror Attacks In Multiple Cities

Adam Gadahn, the grandson of former Anti-Defamation League board member Carl K. Pearlman, is a complete patsy, trained by rogue elements of the Mossad to help further the fraudulent war on terror. The ADL was caught spying on the United States in 1993 and openly works for the interests of Zionist Israel.

Sadly, most people refuse to do the little research it takes to realize that this is no conspiracy theory. Our government funded/created Al Qaeda. This is open knowledge that cannot be debunked.

Oct 23 21:18

Gulf Oil Spill: Mission Accomplished or Ongoing Crisis?

The corporate media has almost entirely stopped covering the Gulf oil spill.

Many have tried to say that the effects of the spill are not nearly as bad as feared, and that everything is pretty much cleaned up and back to normal.

But today, it is widely being reported that there are currently massive stretches of weathered oil spotted in the Gulf of Mexico .

And websites like Florida Oil Spill Law (FOSL) have tirelessly been reporting on the Gulf oil spill this whole time.

Oct 23 20:05

American Corporate-Owned Monopoly Media: YOUR ENEMY!

Gold is just a metal. Reputation, ethics, morality, respect - that's the real gold. There is no substitute for the real deal.

JFK said: Those who make peaceful change impossible make violent revolution inevitable. I agree wholeheartedly.

Oct 23 18:18

Pilot Refuses Full-Body Scan, Says TSA Doesn’t Make Travel Safer

A Tennessee pilot who says he’s tired of being manhandled by security agents is waiting to see if he will lose his job because he refused a full body scan.

Express Jet Airlines first officer Michael Roberts was chosen for the X-ray scan Friday at Memphis International Airport. The Houston-based pilot says he also refused a pat-down and went home.

The 35-year-old Roberts told The Commercial Appeal newspaper he wants to go to work and not be “harassed or molested without cause.”


Gone are the days of innocent until proven guilty, where as, now our government and TSA considers citizens, "terrorists until proven not-a-threat-terrorists." -- kdtroxel

Oct 23 18:07

VIDEO: Felix Salmon Explains Why Lawsuits Are Flying At Banks Who Turned Crap Into Triple AAA

Video: Felix Salmon says investment banks face massive legal risk due to the way they built their mortgage bonds. He explains EXACTLY how banks built these bonds - with lies and cover-ups every step of the way.

Runs Just 2 Minutes. Solid explanation with excellent detail.


Oct 23 17:41

Healthy 16 y/o goes gulf swimming, then hospitalized with "compromised lung" & "enlarged heart"

Healthy 16 y/o goes swimming, then hospitalized with "compromised lung" & "enlarged heart"

Full Interview: Environment America in Mobile on 6 Month Anniversary of BP Spil

October 20, 2010 Press Conference in Mobile organized by Environment America on the 6 Month Anniversary of the BP Blowout. Featuring Heather Emmert from Environment America, David Underhill from Sieraa Club, Robin Young from Guardians of the Gulf, Captain Lori DeAngelis, and David Pham from Boat People SOS

Oct 23 16:53

Beware of Facebook's Beacon?

The new Facebook advertising system, codenamed Beacon, represents an innovative approach to online marketing, but it also marks an additional step in the ongoing erosion of consumer privacy.

There are two primary aspects of the new Facebook ad system. The first is the expansion of the "friends" concept so that you can be friends (articulated as Fans) of a brand or company. Any company or organization can now establish a profile on Facebook and solicit support from other users. Each time a user adds the company as a friend, their connections are notified that they support that brand.