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Aug 07 02:08

Nothing short of nukes will work

The Noor anti-ship missile is a locally built version of the Chinese YJ-82. It has a 200km range, enough to cover all the major choke points in the Gulf. It flies at twice the speed of sound just metres above the sea's surface and has a tiny radar profile. Its single-shot kill probability has been put as high as 98 per cent.

Iran's mountainous coastline extends along the whole northern side of the Gulf and these missiles have easily concealed mobile launchers. They would sink tankers with ease and, in a few days, insurance rates for tankers planning to enter the Gulf would become prohibitive, effectively shutting down the region's oil exports completely.

Aug 07 01:55

S510 - Illegal To Grow, Share, Trade, Sell Homegrown Food SB S510 Will Allow Government To Put You In Jail ....

S510 http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bill.xpd?bill=s111-510, the Food Safety Modernization Act of 2010, may be the most dangerous bill in the history of the US.

"If accepted [S 510] would preclude the public's right to grow, own, trade, transport, share, feed and eat each and every food that nature makes. It will become the most offensive authority against the cultivation, trade and consumption of food and agricultural products of one's choice. It will be unconstitutional and contrary to natural law or, if you like, the will of God." It is similar to what India faced with imposition of the salt tax during British rule, only S 510 extends control over all food in the US, violating the fundamental human right to food." ~ Dr. Shiv Chopra, Canada Health whistleblower.

Aug 07 00:08

Texas sheriff says it's “domestic terrorism” at the border

Border sheriff shares views at local town hall meeting
By COREY L. TURNER
Updated: 08.04.10
According to Sigifredo Gonzalez, the sheriff of Zapata County, the battle on the Texas border is best described as “domestic terrorism.”
“How many more police officers have to die? The border is not owned by the United States or Mexico - it is owned by the drug cartels,” Gonzalez said to the crowd at Congressman Ted Poe’s town hall meeting at Lone Star College-Kingwood July 31. ...

Aug 06 22:48

HP Stock Dives 10% as Disgraced CEO Collects $28M in Cash and Stock

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Lauded for making Hewlett-Packard Co. the world's biggest technology company, CEO Mark Hurd was in negotiations for a new contract worth about $100 million, according to a person familiar with the negotiations.

Instead, he's getting about a third of that to just go away.

Aug 06 22:05

7.9 million jobs lost, many forever

The recession killed off 7.9 million jobs. It's increasingly likely that many will never come back.

The government jobs report issued Friday shows that businesses have slowed their pace of hiring to a relative trickle.

"The job losses during the Great Recession were so off the chart, that even though we've gained about 600,000 private sector jobs back, we've got nearly 8 million jobs to go," said Lakshman Achuthan, managing director of Economic Cycle Research Institute.

Excluding temporary Census workers, the economy has added fewer than 100,000 jobs a month this year -- a much faster and stronger jobs recovery than occurred following the last two recessions in 2001 and 1991.

But even if that pace of hiring were to double immediately, it would take until 2013 to recapture the lost jobs. And the labor market very likely doesn't have years before it gets hit with the shock of the inevitable next economic downturn.

Aug 06 21:53

Former Cabinet Member Donna Shalala "Humiliated" by Israeli Officials Because of Arab Last Name

strong>Donna Shalala, Clinton's secretary of health, arrives in Israel in order to fight academic boycott against Israel, was held for two-and-a-half hours at Ben Gurion Airport during which she underwent a humiliating security debriefing because of her Arab last name

Aug 06 20:42

Scientists discover 'spacequakes'

Scientists using NASA's THEMIS mission have come across a new form of space weather. They have dubbed it a "spacequake"

A spacequake - a strong vibration in the planet's magnetic field - can affect auroras and generate "space twisters" powerful enough to bring down power lines.

Aug 06 20:35

PHOTO ESSAY ~~ NEW YORK’S FLOTILLA CRUISE FOR GAZA

New Yorkers Turn Out to Support U.S. Boat Sailing to Break Gaza Blockade.

More than 400 New Yorkers crowded into the Marco Polo Marina on 23 rd Street at the FDR Drive last night for a sunset cruise around Manhattan to support the U.S. Boat to Gaza.

Aug 06 20:34

RAGBIR BHATHAL: AUSSIE ALIEN HUNTER

Just about a year ago Ragbir Bhathal was scanning the night sky for alien activity, just as he does every night. Except on this December eve Ragbir Bhathal found a strong, regular, repeating signal. Unless the whole thing stemmed from a huge glitch occurring simultaneously in all his million-dollar lab equipment, there stands a strong chance that Ragbir found a message sent by some intelligent, alien race.

Aug 06 20:24

BP oil spill: Obama administration's scientists admit alarm over chemicals

The Obama administration is facing internal dissent from its scientists for approving the use of huge quantities of chemical dispersants to tackle the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, the Guardian has learned.

The US Environmental Protection Agency has come under attack in Congress and from independent scientists for allowing BP to spray almost 2m gallons of the dispersant Corexit on to the slick and, even more controversially, into the leak site 5,000ft below the sea. Now it emerges that EPA's own experts have been raising similar concerns within the agency.

Aug 06 20:23

GM plants 'established in the wild'

Researchers in the US have found new evidence that genetically modified crop plants can survive and thrive in the wild, possibly for decades.

Aug 06 20:18

Governments Go to Extremes as the Downturn Wears On

Plenty of businesses and governments furloughed workers this year, but Hawaii went further — it furloughed its schoolchildren. Public schools across the state closed on 17 Fridays during the past school year to save money, giving students the shortest academic year in the nation and sending working parents scrambling to find care for them.

Faced with the steepest and longest decline in tax collections on record, state, county and city governments have resorted to major life-changing cuts in core services like education, transportation and public safety that, not too long ago, would have been unthinkable. And services in many areas could get worse before they get better.

Aug 06 19:55

An AUTOPSY of the BP Gulf Oil Well at the Macondo Prospect

Many have been asking about the current state of the previously gushing BP Oil Well at the Macondo Prospect in the Gulf of Mexico. The following questions have been coming fast and furiously since the well was capped.

Is it still leaking at the wellhead? Has the wellhead been pierced? Are there other wells leaking in the region?

Are there methane seeps in the area around the well? Are there other leaks in the area coming from this well?

Has the well been breached? Is it beyond repair? How deep are the leaks and breaches?

Has the well-casing been compromised? Has the well-bore lost its integrity? Did the methane explosion undermine the foundation of the wellhead?

Is BP considering a nuclear option?! Are the relief wells about this? If so, what are the potential consequences should BP execute such a plan?

What is the purpose of the upcoming top kill operation by BP, and will it work? What is the likelihood of success of the relief wells?

What are the prospects of this well ever being permanently sealed? Should BP have ever drilled this well in the first place? Why has so much gone wrong with the entire process of drilling, and then capping this seemingly untamable oil gusher?

Aug 06 19:54

You are a slave to the Government

Aug 06 19:31

The Ministry of Oil Defense

It's not polite to say so, but if Americans understood just how many trillions their military was really spending on protecting oil, they wouldn't stand for it.

Aug 06 19:28

Oh no! Greenland glacier calves island 4 times the size of Manhattan

Greenland glacier calves island 4 times the size of Manhattan, UD scientist reports it last happened at this scale in 1962. Must have been climate change back then too. Watch the media now as this story is only about an hour old. BTW it fractured, not melted, and in case some people forget: glaciers calve to the sea there, it is what they do.

Aug 06 19:25

Hesham Tillawi of Current Issues TV on Terry Jones and the Burning of the Koran (Quran) [VIDEO]

Dr. Hesham Tillawi discussed the story of pastor terry Jones of dove outreach center who plans to burn copies of the Quran . Hesham discussed and Debunked Jones' Ten Reasons to burn a Koran ( Quran)

Aug 06 18:45

Palestine – The Third Option

By Rehmat - Rehmat’s World

The other day, I came across two interesting articles. One written by an American Jew and the other by an Israeli-born Jew. Roger Tucker, an American and founder of One Democratic State, had featured this blog once and Israeli-born Brit Gilad Atzmon who has been quoted several times on this blog. Both writers dismiss the western ‘option’ of the two-state solution – in order to make the modern Jews-only (demographically) colonial experiment, everlasting. These two Jew writers are not blinded by their Jewishness, like columinist Charles Krauthammer of the Washington Post or Daniel Pipes, who claim that the world is against Israel and Jews to please Muslims.

Aug 06 18:39

The ‘Audacity of Hope’ Ship Sails from New York to Gaza in Human Rights Mission

Michael Leon at Veterans Today and Greta Berlin at witnessgaza.com

Will there be another Massacre in the Mediterranean; does Israel dare?
They said it couldn’t be done, that Americans couldn’t raise money fast enough to buy a boat to join Freedom Flotilla 2 in the fall. But never underestimate American determination in the face of Israeli intransigence and brutality. The launch of the US Boat to Gaza began last night in New York, and Free Gaza was there to participate.

Listen to Col. Ann Wright’s eloquent speech at witnessgaza.com.

And this is just a beginning, as witnessgaza.com gets ready to go live for events across the US and across Europe.

Aug 06 18:12

Antony Loewenstein: Isolating Iran is Part of the ‘Great Energy Game

The current concern is President Obama allowing Israel to use tactical nuclear weapons or simply a military adventure against the Islamic Republic in a misguided attempt to stop its supposed nuclear program. There is no doubt that many members of the U.S. Congress and the Zionist lobby are encouraging a military strike against Iran.

Aug 06 16:40

The state of education in America (NSFW)

I have tried to express how CULTURE is more important than what most here are fixated on (politics.) I submit this as proof:

Aug 06 16:28

"No Hablo Ingles"

I bet this will get you out of quite a few tickets, especially in Arizona...

Aug 06 16:07

Chilly in Chile: South America Hit by Cold Snap

The U.S. might be experiencing a hot, hot summer, but south of the border, things couldn't be more different. Latin America's southernmost regions are shivering through the coldest winter in decades, which has left vast swaths of Argentina and Brazil with snow, and caused millions of freshwater fish to freeze to death in Bolivia.

To get an idea of how unusual this icy snap is, you just have to take a look at the weather records of Argentina's capital Buenos Aires. It's snowed there three times since 1918 -- and two of those dustings have taken place in the past month. (The other was in July 2007).

Aug 06 16:04

New Chinese missile 'challenges US'

China is reportedly developing a game-changing new naval missile that can pave the way for ending the US dominance at sea, experts say.

The missile, named the Dong Feng 21D, can be launched from land to destroy the most advanced moving aircraft carrier 900 miles away.

Aug 06 16:00

Sick US veterans sue over pollution from war-zone rubbish pits

Hundreds of American military service members and contract employees have fallen ill with cancer or severe breathing problems after serving in Iraq and Afghanistan. They say they were poisoned by thick, black smoke produced by the burning of tonnes of rubbish generated on US bases.

In a federal court lawsuit in Maryland, 241 people from 42 states are suing Kellogg Brown & Root, which has operated more than two dozen so-called burn pits in the two countries. The pits were used to dispose of plastic water bottles, Styrofoam food containers, mangled bits of metal, paint, solvent, medical waste and even dead animals.

Aug 06 15:54

US: Iran 'most active state sponsor of terrorism'

"And we'll invade anyone who disagrees with us" - Official White Horse Souce

Aug 06 15:48

US to charge £9 for Esta compulsory travel entry form

The US government is to start charging UK travellers $14 (£9) to apply for permission to enter the country.

The compulsory Electronic System for Travel Authorisation (Esta) is free at present, but from 9 September visitors to the US will have to pay for it.

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The fee has been introduced to fund a programme which aims to promote tourism in the US and attract foreign spending.

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"It is rather strange that this fee is mainly going to promote US tourism. You would've thought keeping it cheaper to get in would help more - after all, it's free for most Americans to come here."

Aug 06 15:39

Michelle Obama's £250,000 Spanish holiday

Michelle Obama today faced a fresh wave of attacks over her lavish break in Spain with 40 friends, which could easily cost U.S. taxpayers a staggering £50,000 a day.

One wonders why she didn't choose to vacation on the picturesque Louisiana Coast... oh yeah...

Aug 06 15:14

New Film Documents U.S. Government’s Betrayal Of The Border

July 21, 2010
New Film Documents U.S. Government’s Betrayal Of The Border
By Donald A. Collins--Video
Kephart's co-panelist, Congressman, Rob Bishop (R-Utah) spoke eloquently about a dreadful anomaly: US Border Patrol agents can perform quite effective border protection on private lands located on the border and in highly populated areas such as Yuma (where illegal numbers have gone down substantially recently). But US Border Patrol agents are not allowed by law to perform the same enforcement on public lands–National Parks– which comprise 40% of the Arizona border.
Thus, the illegal alien traffic has simply shifted to National Parks and Forests. The film shows thousands of illegal crossings, including heavily armed men bearing drugs.

Aug 06 15:12

Who will take out the garbage if our courts of justice won’t punish war crimes?

Stuart Littlewood considers the impunity with which state-sponsored murderers and war criminals operate and argues that if universal jurisdiction is not made to work, then upright, socially responsible citizens may have to dispense justice themselves. “Assassination may not remain the private playground of shadowy CIA and Mossad operatives for much longer.”

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