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Jan 05 06:49

Questions Mount Over Attempt To Bomb Detroit-Bound Jetliner

Questions Mount Over Attempt To Bomb Detroit-Bound Jetliner

By Patrick Martin

04 January, 2010
WSWS.org

Ten days after the failed attempt to explode a bomb onboard Northwest Flight 253 as it approached Detroit—an action that, if successful, would have killed nearly 300 people—there are mounting questions about the actions of US government agencies.

According to the official story, propagated by the Obama administration and uncritically parroted by the US media, the various components of the US national security apparatus were incapable of bringing together the following known facts:

Jan 05 06:45

UK gas supply dwindles as country experiences sub-zero weather

The UK faces the possibility of gas supply crisis as the worst cold season in 30 years hit the country.

The National Grid earlier issued a warning that this winter season’s energy demand is threatening to exceed the current available gas supply. The organization advised big companies to reduce their consumption and requested to purchase more gas from abroad.

Imagine my shock.

Jan 05 06:41

Serious Humor At An American Demonstration

Lots of pics.Very little reading.Goody!

Jan 05 06:38

Intelligence sources: Plane incident a false flag involving trinity of CIA, Mossad, and RAW

Intelligence sources: Plane incident a false flag involving trinity of CIA, Mossad, and RAW

Wayne Madsen
Online Journal
Monday, January 4th, 2010

The Christmas Day attempt by the son of a prominent Nigerian banker and business tycoon connected closely to top Nigerian leaders to detonate a chemical improvised explosive device aboard Delta Airlines flight 253 from Amsterdam Schiphol to Detroit was a false flag operation carried out by the intelligence tripartite grouping of the CIA, Mossad, and India’s Research and Analysis Wing (RAW), according to WMR’s Asian intelligence sources who closely monitor the activities of the three agencies in India and Southeast Asia.

Jan 05 06:32

Federal Stimulus Funds Routed To Phantom New Mexico Zip Codes

Welcome to the land of enchantment.

Jan 05 06:29

Greece Faces Serious Financial Challenges In 2010

In this Al Jazeera video Barnaby Phillips reports on Greece’s current economic state. The government’s finances have been mismanaged for years and the country’s struggling economy has been made much worse due to the current global financial crisis...

Jan 05 04:56

The Pictures of War You Aren’t Supposed to See

War is brutal and impersonal. It mocks the fantasy of individual heroism and the absurdity of utopian goals like democracy. In an instant, industrial warfare can kill dozens, even hundreds of people, who never see their attackers. The power of these industrial weapons is indiscriminate and staggering. They can take down apartment blocks in seconds, burying and crushing everyone inside. They can demolish villages and send tanks, planes and ships up in fiery blasts. The wounds, for those who survive, result in terrible burns, blindness, amputation and lifelong pain and trauma. No one returns the same from such warfare. And once these weapons are employed all talk of human rights is a farce.

Jan 05 04:52

Blair Holt Bill

It has started.

Very important for you to be aware of the new bill HR 45 introduced into the house. This is the Blair Holt Firearm License and Record of Sale Act of 2009.

Jan 05 04:42

Can farming save Detroit?

Then one day about a year and a half ago, Hantz had a revelation. "We need scarcity," he thought to himself as he drove past block after unoccupied block. "We can't create opportunities, but we can create scarcity." And that, he says one afternoon in his living room between puffs on an expensive cigar, "is how I got onto this idea of the farm."

Jan 05 00:14

Why Powerful People -- Many of Whom Take a Moral High Ground -- Don't Practice What They Preach

Here's the paper, "Power and Hypocrisy," at this link:
http://www.kellogg.northwestern.edu/faculty/galinsky/Power%20Hypocrisy...

Here are some interesting points made in the "General Discussion" of "Power and Hypocrisy":

* This means that people with power not only take what they want because they can do so unpunished, but also because they intuitively feel they are entitled to do so.

* Conversely, people who lack power not only fail to get what they need because they are disallowed to take it, but also because they intuitively feel they are not entitled to it.

* Further, we found these effects even after minimal, unaware lexical priming manipulations. This suggests that these inequality reinforcing processes may be at least partially automatic.

* Our last experiment, however, found that the spiral of inequality can be broken, if the illegitimacy of the power-distribution is revealed.

Jan 05 00:05

Escape from Pottersville: The North Dakota Model for Capitalizing Community

North Dakota is the only state in the union to own its own bank. The Bank of North Dakota (BND) was established by the state legislature in 1919 specifically to free farmers and small businessmen from the clutches of out-of-state bankers and railroad men. Its populist organizers originally conceived of the bank as a credit union-like institution that would provide an alternative to predatory lenders, but conservative interests later took control and suppressed these commercial lending functions. The BND now chiefly acts as a central bank, with functions similar to those of a branch of the Federal Reserve.

However, the BND differs from the Federal Reserve in significant ways. The stock of the branches of the Fed is 100% privately owned by banks. The BND is 100% owned by the state, and it is required to operate in the interest of the public. Its stated mission is to deliver sound financial services that promote agriculture, commerce and industry in North Dakota.

Jan 04 22:15

Canadian family's golden retriever, Angel, saves 11-year-old owner from cougar attack

In a seemingly prophetic move, Angel had been following Austin around prior to the attack

Jan 04 21:01

YouTube Facilitates Chinese-Style Internet Censorship

Speaking of Chinese-style Internet censorship ...

When was the last time you tried to access the BBC's YouTube channels?

http://www.youtube.com/bbc
http://www.youtube.com/bbcworldnews

That's right. When you click on the above links, you will discover that these channels are no longer available in the United States, not even the BBC's "World News" channel.

Ironic, isn't it?

Americans can watch the Jerusalem Post, Russia Today, or even Al Jazeera on YouTube all day long, but just forget about watching anything from the motherland.

Jan 04 20:29

The Mosin Nagant: A Reasonably Priced Rifle

Most of us have noticed a significant increase in crime in our local areas. We must realize that this spike in crime isn’t a fluke, the crime rate is going to continue to go up almost in direct proportion to our souring economy...

Jan 04 19:58

Bombarded by 200m eco-bulbs: Energy firms meet green targets with mass giveaway... and we all have to pick up the bill

Energy companies have bombarded households with 200million free eco-lightbulbs despite warnings that many go unused.

The unsolicited energy saving bulbs were posted to customers over the last 20 months because junk mail campaigns were the cheapest way for firms to meet Government green targets.

One supplier sent out 12million over Christmas alone, clogging up the postal service at the busiest time of the year.

Jan 04 19:53

Winter of 2009-2010 Could Be Worst in 25 Years

The cold air currently streaming across the Upper Midwest into the East and South will only compound the winter problems of the nation, especially since these depths have not been experienced across such a wide area simultaneously in decades.

Jan 04 19:21

Mars' ancient lake beds spied by Nasa probe

New images of Mars suggest the Red Planet had large lakes on its surface as recently as three billion years ago.

The evidence comes from Nasa's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) which spied a series of depressions linked by what look like drainage channels.

Scientists tell the journal Geology that the features bear the hallmarks of being produced by liquid water.

Jan 04 16:00

Are U.S. Forces Executing Afghan Kids?

The Taliban suicide attack that killed a group of CIA agents in Afghanistan on a base that was directing US drone aircraft used to attack Taliban leaders was big news in the US over the past week, with the airwaves and front pages filled with sympathetic stories referring to the fact that the female station chief, who was among those killed, was the “mother of three children.”

But the apparent mass murder of Afghan school children, including one as young as 11 years old, by a US-led group of troops, was pretty much blacked out in the American media. Especially blacked out was word from UN investigators that the students had not just been killed but executed, many of them after having first been rousted from their bedroom and handcuffed...

Jan 04 15:45

Yemen – the new enemy: Gordon Brown will save the world again

Christopher King argues that rather than slavishly pimp for the US and cheer “its reflex to bomb and shoot everything in sight” in Yemen, he should instead try to win the hearts and minds of Yemen’s destitute people by helping to develop their economy and thereby give them a stake in peace.

Jan 04 13:38

If any of your idiot friends still believe in AGW, make them read this letter

Your speech mentioned my remarks about the proposal for world “government” in the early drafts of what had been intended as a binding Copenhagen Treaty. These proposals were not, as you suggested, a “conspiracy theory” from the “far right” with “zero basis in evidence”. Your staff will find them in paragraphs 36-38 of the main text of Annex 1 to the 15 September draft of the Treaty. The word “government” appears twice at paragraph 38. After much adverse publicity in democratic countries, including Australia, the proposals were reluctantly dropped before Copenhagen.

Jan 04 12:59

CIA reportedly ordered murder of 9/11 suspect in Hamburg

This story is making headlines in all the mainstream media outlets in Germany - and nowhere else :

“The CIA team supposedly went in ‘dark,’ meaning they did not notify their own station – much less the German government – of their presence,” the magazine wrote in article about Erik Prince, the founder of the notorious security firm Blackwater. “They then followed Darkazanli for weeks and worked through the logistics of how and where they would take him down.”

Jan 04 12:39

VIDEO: Right Wing Calls For More Profiling Of Muslims

YouTube.com Video. The guy with the final word at the very end gets it right.

Jan 04 12:27

Police Force Sued By Officers Who Claim That 'Radios' Are Making Them Sick

OFFICERS are suing their police force for illnesses allegedly caused by their radios.

They claim that radiation emissions from the Airwave police radio network has left them with a range of ailments including nausea, headaches and stomach aches.

Jan 04 11:53

The Creatures from the Black Lagoon of the Reptile Mind

The reason they came up with an underwear bomber is the same reason they came up with a shoe bomber. First they wanted to get into your shoes and then they wanted to get into your underwear. After that they want to get into your body. But job one, day one, they want to get into your head. These are stages of humiliation designed to strip you of your dignity

Jan 04 11:45

Winter freeze kills 13 in Poland

Thirteen people died of cold in Poland over the New Year long weekend as temperatures plunged to minus 25 degrees Celsius, taking this winter's toll to 122, police said.

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