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Sep 23 12:19

Water and Sand Samples From Siesta Key Sarasota Indicate 173 PPM Oil Contamination

Testings the Water – A Citizen’s Initiative has just posted water and sand samples showing oil contamination hundreds of miles south of the Florida panhandle on Florida’s west coast.

The test results show that the sand samples taken in Sarasota Florida contained 173 Parts Per Million of Oil Contamination.

Sarasota Water/Sand Tests

Posted by Testing The Gulf Water – Citizen’s Initiative on Wednesday, September 22, 2010 at 5:51pm

No oil detected in Water Samples, but 173 mg detected in a Sarasota shoreline sand sample. Explanation will follow documents….

Sep 23 12:18

BP Mercenaries In Fatigues Spraying Dispersants From Carolina Skiffs (Photos)

Some people questioned the credibility of bloggers who ran the story and the chemist who reported “BP mercenaries in fatigues were spraying dispersants from Carolina Skiffs” as part of black ops to coverup the BP Gulf Oil Spill. New photographs reveal the truth after all.

I previously ran a few stories about an independent chemist being harassed by BP Thugs.

Sep 23 12:16

$30 Trillion for Quantitative Easing (QE) 2? It’s Time to Get Radical!

Yes, it’s time to get radical on the economy and no, I’m not talking about going full Karl Marx — the politicians in Washington appear well down THAT road.. The next set of bailouts could run $30 trillion (as I’ll explain in a bit) and that’s probably not the end of it because all the future government entitlements are well over $100 trillion.

This is not only unaffordable, any attempt to make good on even a small portion of this is a fool’s errand. In addition to attempting an impossible task that is doomed to fail, we’re bailing out the wrong people! Hopefully, this article will get you thinking — feel free to leave a comment and help our discussion.

Sep 23 12:13

Ugly Side of U.S. Law? - Aafia Siddiqui

Sep 23 11:58

Want economic Progress? Tax the banks!

In reality TAX WALL STREET...give money to local governments to fight deficits or rebuild infrastructure

Sep 23 11:04

Israeli-linked organ dealers busted in South Africa's largest healthcare firm

The biggest health care firm in South Africa has been charged with cooperating with an Israeli-linked organ trafficking syndicate.

The South African government said that the head of the Netcare company and a director of the St. Augustine's Hospital in Durban, Richard Friedland, had been aware of illegal kidney trade at the hospital, but "nevertheless permitted these operations" to take place, South African daily The Times reported on Wednesday.

The police said that wealthy Israelis paid organ dealers between 2001 and 2003, the year when the ring was exposed, the German Press Agency (DPA) reported.

Sep 23 10:08

Pharma and the FDA's Threat to Health and Life

...the pharmaceutical industry is doing more than selling lemon-drugs that are killing large numbers of people, or working to remove access to supplements crucial for health and life. They are now shifting to drugs and vaccines for healthy people.

"The new paradigm is that people need drugs before they get sick, as a sort of "protection" against sickness. Drugs, in essence, are being positioned as nutrients — things the human body needs in order to be healthy. .... That's why babies are injected with vaccines within minutes after being born."

Sep 23 09:37

Authorities bust huge child porn ring

Among the U.S. child-porn buyers identified by the investigation were doctors, police officers, sheriff's deputies, school teachers, attorneys and church preachers. Also snared were Department of Defense personnel or contractors, including several with top-secret security clearances.

Proof that this sickness is not just in the Catholic church.

Sep 23 09:32

TIM KING: Ken O’Keefe Arrives in Northwest

In addition to helping out with Ken’s Northwest talking tour, is shooting a documentary to counter a very poor use of information in a program that was highly disingenuous;

the BBC Panorama’s ‘Death in the Med’

Ken O’Keefe, a former U.S. Marine who battled Israeli commandos last May when they raided the Gaza Freedom Flotilla, arrived in Portland tonight. He went through scrutiny from Homeland Security, but this peace activist that Israel dubbed a terrorist, was treated well by U.S. authorities, unlike his experience with Israel’s.

Sep 23 09:23

Top U.S. officials say homegrown terrorists an emerging threat

WASHINGTON - Efforts by terrorists abroad to radicalize and recruit U.S. residents present new security threats, three top Obama administration officials told Congress on Wednesday.

The threat posed by homegrown extremists shows that the battle against terrorism has become more complex in the past year, underscoring the challenges of pinpointing and blocking plots, said Michael Leiter, director of the National Counterterrorism Center.

"Groups affiliated with al-Qaida are now actively targeting the United States and looking to use Americans or Westerners who are able to remain undetected by heightened security measures," FBI Director Robert Mueller told the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee.

Sep 23 09:19

Alex Jones: 'UN a Nazi movement'

The United Nations General Assembly has kicked off and many are wondering, do we really need the UN or other international organizations? A growing number of Americans are increasingly frustrated with international groups like the UN, IMF and World Bank. Many people are calling for the dismantling of all three organizations, including Alex Jones. He says that the United Nations is purely an evil, corrupt and wicked organization.

Sep 23 09:10

Drugs to treat nausea and vomiting 'increase risk of clots'

Commonly prescribed drugs to treat nausea and vomiting increase the risk of potentially deadly blood clots by a third, British research has found.

Sep 23 08:49

Southern California's summer to end with a chill: It was the coldest in decades

Farewell summer, we hardly knew ye!

The last day of summer is Wednesday, but meteorologists say the season barely bothered to show up in the region this year. So cooler fall will make an almost noiseless entrance Thursday, hardly indistinguishable from the summer Southern Californians just experienced.

“Summer played hooky on us. It never really showed up,” said Bill Patzert, a climatologist for the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in La Canada Flintridge. “We leaped from spring to fall.”

Sep 23 08:42

Israeli Flotilla Raid Violated International Law, U.N. Council Says

Frank Jordans
Associated Press

GENEVA — A report by three U.N.-appointed human rights experts Wednesday said that Israeli forces violated international law when they raided a Gaza-bound aid flotilla killing nine activists earlier this year.

The U.N. Human Rights Council's fact-finding mission concluded that Israel's naval blockade of the Palestinian territory was unlawful because of the humanitarian crisis there, and described the military raid on the flotilla as brutal and disproportionate.

Sep 23 08:02

Bill would let feds block pirate websites worldwide

Copyright enforcement as censorship

Dan Goodin -- The Register

US lawmakers have introduced legislation that would allow the federal government to quickly block websites anywhere in the world if they are dedicated to sharing copyrighted music or other protected content.

The “Combating Online Infringement and Counterfeits Act” would empower the US Department of Justice to shut down, or block access to, websites found to be “dedicated to infringing activities.” Sites that use domain names registered by a US-based company, or a top-level-domain administered by a US-based company, would find their internet addresses frozen.

Sep 23 07:38

Seeing The Internet As An 'Information Weapon'

Using the term "mass psychologic brainwashing," the agreement said that the dissemination of information "harmful to the spiritual, moral and cultural spheres of other states" should be considered a "security threat."

Sep 23 07:29


In the following Keiser Report Max talks about how Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are keeping home prices artificially high by keeping their millions of homes off the real estate market...

Sep 23 07:24

Israel Will Be Palestine by Gilad Atzmon

It also shouldn’t take us by surprise that the current rounds of talks are leading nowhere. In fact, given that Zionism does not include peaceful political precepts, the Israel-Palestine conflict cannot be resolved by the current peace talks or any kind of resolution dominated by the Zionist world view . The Jewish state presents itself as a revival of the Biblical Israelite nation, and this means in practice, a disastrous conflict with no end. This conflict is probably the greatest threat for world peace, but it is certainly tragic also for Israelis who are being born into a doomed reality set by a phantasmic Biblical tale.

Sep 23 07:23

A dirty great wrap of Big Food news

Unhappy meals (for when “happy meals” make you sick)

Junking up carrots Do we really need to market carrots as junk food to get people eating them? Apparently so, in the US, at least.
Health-washing the junk Meanwhile, on the other side of the same sorry coin, the junk is being health-washed.
World hunger – a marketing solution for obesity-promoting companies? It’s interesting how many of the companies whose products are implicated in contributing to globesity are so very keen to tackle world hunger.

Sep 23 07:22

Israel Makes Meeting Another Arab A Crime

A vague security offence of “contact with a foreign agent” is being used by Israel’s secret police, the Shin Bet, to lock up Arab political activists in Israel without evidence that a crime has been committed, human rights lawyers alleged this week.

The lawyers said the Shin Bet was exploiting the law to characterise innocent or accidental meetings between members of Israel’s large Arab minority and Arab foreign nationals as criminal activity.

Sep 23 07:09

The Hospital Room of the Future

The Hospital Room of the Future, Brought to You by GE

The GE press release is rather wordy, so let me sum it up: “Smart Patient Rooms” spy on nurses, doctors, and other health care workers to make sure that they are washing their hands. Over time, the technology will be expanded to check up on them in other ways.

...“sensors and visual detectors . . . track individuals and identify whether they are patients, doctors, nurses, or other staff or visitors,”

Sep 23 07:00

US official: CIA runs elite well-paid Afghan fighting force

Kimberly Dozier and Adam Goodman
Associated Press

WASHINGTON – The CIA has trained and bankrolled a well-paid force of elite Afghan paramilitaries for nearly eight years to hunt al-Qaida and the Taliban for the CIA, according to current and former U.S. officials.

Modeled after U.S. special forces, the Counterterrorist Pursuit Team was set up in the months following the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan in 2002 to penetrate territory controlled by the Taliban and al-Qaida and target militants for interrogations by CIA officials.

Sep 23 06:53

B'nai Brith: La Presse Cartoon Anti-Semitic Propaganda

B’nai Brith has asked a Quebec newspaper to remove a political cartoon from its website that appears to have a Star of David drawn on the Parliament Buildings in Ottawa.

However, Canadian Jewish Congress CEO Bernie Farber rejected the idea that Badeaux’s cartoon is anti-Semitic.

“The cartoonist in question is a friend of the Jewish community,” Farber told Shalom Life. “He has, in fact, been part of a program that we sponsored a year or so ago called ‘Cartoons for Peace’ that had cartoonists involved in doing editorial cartoons showing the way for peace in the Middle East. He has spoken extensively at synagogues, [and is] very much a friend of the community.”


I love the addition of the yellow "slippery road" sign - how true!

Sep 23 06:47

$10 Oil? Mike Maloney Schools Bankers on Deflation

Mike Maloney was recently invited to speak at the 8th International Banking Forum in Sochi, Russia. The purpose of the conference was for bankers from around the world to meet and discuss the current state of the global economy, the banking system, and strategies for protecting their personal wealth (hence the speaking spot for Mike).

Sep 23 06:43

Italy To Abandon Airport Body Scanner Project

AFP - After a six-month test, Italy's government will drop the use of full-body scanners for security checks in airports, judging them slow and ineffective, Italian daily Corriere della Sera reported Thursday.

The scanners in the airports of Rome, Venice and the southern city of Palermo are no longer in use, and Milan's airport is likely to stop using the machines in the near future.

Sep 23 06:03

Exclusive: Heavy metals go untested in Gulf seafood

Experts urge caution for pregnant women and young children

Despite claims from President Barack Obama and federal officials that Gulf seafood is safe and poses no long-term health risks, no testing for heavy metals is occurring in fish or shellfish in areas that have been reopened to commercial and recreational fishing.

Both National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and FDA officials told Raw Story that fish and shellfish being tested for the purpose of reopening waters to commercial and recreational fishing are not being tested for heavy metals.

Sep 23 05:48

RNN Video: Gaza-Bound Land Convoy Leaves UK

More at The Real News

The fifth land convoy en route to Gaza left the United Kingdom on Saturday. Its aim is to break the closure on Gaza. In July the Israeli government eased its siege on the strip following massive international pressure due to Israeli commando's attack on the Freedom Flotilla. According to Israeli government spokesperson, Mark Regev, the ease means there are no restriction on the flow of civilian items anymore, however Sari Bashi of the Israeli NGO Gisha, says that even after the lifting of restrictions only 40% of imports actually enter. Bashi also says exports are still prohibited from leaving the Gaza strip, continuing the crippling of the Gazan economy. The Real News' Lia Tarachansky reports the latest on the status of the Gaza closure and the international attempts to break it.

Sep 23 05:43

Obama calls for greater urgency in war on poverty

US President Barack Obama has called for greater urgency in the fight against world poverty after a UN summit pledged tens of billions of dollars in aid.

Obama unveiled a new "big hearted" but "hard headed" US aid policy to push the poorest countries toward prosperity. UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon launched a 40 billion dollar drive to save the lives of millions of women and children. Britain, China and Japan also promised more help.