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March 11, 2010

Mar 11 16:32

Social Security Is Going Cash Flow Negative Six Years Earlier Than Expected

The Trustees of Social Security Fund, in their annual report, have implied that the trust fund will turn cash flow negative around the year 2017. This doesn't mean they will be bankrupt and out of assets in 2017, just that they will start to pay out more in benefits than money they take in.

Well, scratch that 2017 date. The fund is now cash flow negative.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And even worse, there is little in the Social Security Trust Fund but IOUs! Social Security is out of money, having been looted to create Clinton's budget "surplus."

The following excerpt is from the 1998 Senate Budget Committee session. Note the underlined portions.

BEGIN EXCERPT

U.S. SENATOR ERNEST F. HOLLINGS (D-SC): Well, the truth is...ah, shoot, well, we all know there's Washington's math problem. Alan Sloan in this past week's Newsweek says he spends 150%. What we've been doing, Mr. Chairman, in all reality, is taken a hundred billion out of the Social Security Trust Fund, transferring it over to the spending column, and spending it. Our friends to the left here are getting their tax cuts, we getting our spending increases, and hollering surplus, surplus, and balanced budget, and balanced budget plans when we continue to spend a hundred billion more than we take in.

That's the reality, and I think that you and I, working the same side of the street now, can have a little bit of success by bringing to everybody's attention this is all intended surplus. In other words, when we passed the Greenspan Commission Report, the Greenspan Commission Report only had Social Security in 1983 a two hundred million surplus. It's projected to have this year a 117 million surplus. I've got the schedule, I'll ask to put in the record the CBO report: 117, 126, 130, 100, going right through to 2008 over the ten year period of 186 billion surplus. That was intended; this is dramatic about all these retirees, the baby boomers. But we foresaw that baby boomer problem, we planned against that baby boomer problem. Our problem is we've been spending that particular reserve, that set-aside that you testify to that is so necessary. That's what I'm trying to get this government back to reality, if we can do that.

We owe Social Security 736 billion right this minute.

END EXCERPT

Mar 11 15:53

972 Foreclosure Filings in Hawaii in February

A real estate research firm is reporting there were 972 foreclosure filings in Hawaii in February.

Mar 11 15:52

Philly Audit Finds $3.4M In Taxes Never Deposited

Philadelphia officials have recovered more than $3 million in wage taxes that should have been deposited in the city treasury in 2005 — but never were.

Mar 11 15:52

The dark face of Jewish nationalism

Alan Sabrosky considers the characteristics that differentiate Jewish nationalism from other nationalisms, highlighting in particular its intrinsic extremism, its xenophobia, racism and militarism, its undermining of civic loyalty among its adherents in other countries and its propensity to hatred and racial exclusivity.



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Finco Bayano
Mar 11 15:51

Northrop Grumman say layoffs of entire Hagerstown workforce possible

Company officials expect to complete projects with the U.S. Navy and U.S. Customs and Border Protection in mid-June, according to a company news release.

For both federal agencies, Hagerstown-area workers do maintenance and modification to P3s, which are surveillance aircrafts, Smith said.

Mar 11 15:46

"Pity the warrior that kills all his foe." ~ Seyetik and Sisko, citing a fragment of G'Trok's Fall of Kang

Mar 11 15:44

Big ax looming at the FDNY: Threat of 1,000 layoffs, closing of 62 fire companies

The department will be forced to close a staggering 62 fire companies and lay off more than 1,000 firefighters if the bad-news state budget becomes reality, Commissioner Salvatore Cassano told the City Council Wednesday.

Mar 11 15:33

Poul Thorsen's Mutating Resume

In bits and pieces, in Danish and English, from three universities in two hemispheres and the CDC in Atlanta, a picture has begun forming in the past few days that is already startling in its outline: Paul Thorsen, one of the key scientists involved in CDC-backed studies exonerating vaccines as a cause of autism, is under investigation for collecting millions of dollars in bogus “grant” money, misrepresenting himself to his employers and the world and possibly forging the documents that enabled the scam.


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Mgid
Mar 11 15:31

Is The U.S. Temperature Record Reliable?

Billions of dollars are being spent on "fixing" the climate issue, but how much is invested in data collected to identify the problem?

There has clearly been a warming trend over the last century, but by how many degrees? A new report published by meteorologist Anthony Watts draws into question the reliability of temperature data collected at over 1,200 sites across the country.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

If the reliability of temperature data collected at over 1,200 sites across the country is in doubt, then there "clearly" isn't anything at all, especially as we come out of the harshest winter since 1963.

Mar 11 15:26

US Government STILL pouring your tax dollars into global warming "research."

Mar 11 14:39

Two IDF soldiers charged with using 9-year-old 'human shield' in Gaza war

The Israel Defense Forces prosecution on Thursday filed an indictment against two combat soldiers suspected of inappropriate conduct during Israel's offensive in the Gaza Strip in 2008.

The soldiers, who served as staff sergeants in the Givati Brigade during Operation Cast Lead, allegedly forced a 9-year-old Palestinian boy to open a number of bags they thought might contain explosive materials. The bags turned out to be harmless.


Mar 11 14:38

Defiance of 2010 federal census

Mar 11 14:38

ABC interviews FBI 911 Whistleblower Coleen Rowley

ABC interviews FBI 911 Whistleblower Coleen Rowley

Chris Bury of ABC News interviews Coleen Rowley at the Treason in America Conference in Valley Forge, PA., 03/06/10.

Mar 11 14:35

For some, the search for what happened on 9/11 isn't over

Jesse Ventura's new book American Conspiracies questions the government's position on 9/11. He wrote about the same topic on The Huffington Post, but his article was banned. Read it here

Mar 11 14:34

Expatriate Life in Europe, neither Shaken nor Stirred.

The other day the Virginia state troopers went out and issued just under 7,000 traffic tickets because of a budget shortfall. I remember a few years ago they came up with a stupendous $2500.00 charge for driving a few miles over the speed limit. They’re pretty serious in Virginia because that’s where most of the DC lawmakers and former intelligence operatives live.


Mar 11 14:31

Cities Find New Ways To Reach Into Your Wallet

You may love your hometown, but get ready to be nickel and dimed by it. Cities all over the country, strapped for cash, are coming up with some novel ideas for raising money, bit by bit.

These range from new charges for responding to 911 calls to taxes and fees on sodas, bottled water, groceries and grocery bags. One budget officer compares the annoyance factor of these niche taxes to having to pay baggage fees and other airline charges.

"Cities and states are going mostly after these kinds of sin taxes," says Justin H. Higginbottom, an analyst with the Tax Foundation, a conservative research group in Washington. "They'll target a politically unpopular industry and go after them to raise revenue. It's much easier to do that than to raise rates on sales taxes."

Mar 11 14:29

FINI BACKS INTERNET'S NOBEL PRIZE BID

House Speaker Gianfranco Fini on Thursday threw his weight behind an initiative launched by an Italian tech magazine to award the Internet with this year's Nobel Peace Prize.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

We seem to be the only entity actually interested in peace!

Mar 11 14:25

Climategate Stunner: NASA Heads Knew NASA Data Was Poor, Then Used Data from CRU

Email messages obtained by the Competitive Enterprise Institute via a Freedom of Information Act request reveal that the climate dataset of NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) was considered — by the top climate scientists within NASA itself — to be inferior to the data maintained by the University of East Anglia Climate Research Unit (CRU).

The NASA scientists also felt that NASA GISS data was inferior to the National Climate Data Center Global Historical Climate Network (NCDC GHCN) database.

These emails, obtained by Christopher Horner, also show that the NASA GISS dataset was not independent of CRU data.

Mar 11 14:20

PROPAGANDA ALERT - Slowly, Americans are regaining their lost wealth

Americans are recovering their shrunken wealth — gradually. Household net worth rose last quarter, mainly because the healing economy boosted stock portfolios.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Except that most households no longer owns stocks, and the market itself has been subject to rigging. So this is a phantom increase in wealth, visible only on the pages of the cooked books.

Mar 11 14:11

Freak waves spotted from space

As part of a project called MaxWave - which was set up to test the rumours - two Esa satellites surveyed the oceans.

During a three week period they detected 10 giant waves, all of which were over 25m (81ft) high.

Mar 11 14:11

Zionism Laid Bare

In its early days, Zionism grew only because Herzl and his colleagues employed heavy lobbying in the European centers of power; Jewish dispersion across the Western world-and Jewish influence in the economies, the film industries, the media, and academia in key Western countries-are what enabled the Zionist movement to survive and thrive in the dark years of the early twentieth century; and Zionist lobbying and molding of public discourse are what has maintained Israel's favored place in the hearts and minds of Americans and the policy councils of America's politicians.

Mar 11 14:10

Exclusive: Hillary to headline AIPAC conference

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will be the keynote speaker at this month's annual meeting of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, The Cable has confirmed.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Hillary sees that Obama is going to be a single-term President and is clearly planning to run against him in the 2012 primaries. Hence, the sucking up to Israel, no matter how many of your tax dollars and children's lives it will cost.

If the GOP really plans to run Caribou Barbie in 2012, then Hillary is a shoe-in and war on everyone Israel does not like will follow.


Mar 11 14:07

Wyoming Governor Signs Sovereignty Resolution

This week, Wyoming Governor Dave Freudenthal signed House Joint Resolution 2 (HJ0002), claiming “sovereignty on behalf of the State of Wyoming and for its citizens under the Tenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States over all powers not otherwise enumerated and granted to the federal government or reserved to the people by the Constitution of the United States.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

That is 11 states which have passed legislation holding the Federal Government to the 10th Amendment.

Mar 11 14:04

82% of Americans: Clamp Down on Wall Street • Independent Financial Experts: Break Up Big Banks • Politicians: Keep Them Lobbying Dollars Coming!

82% of the American public wants tougher regulation of Wall Street.

Most top independent financial experts say that we need to break up the big banks and otherwise rein in the financial giants in order to save the economy.

But Summers, Geithner, Bernanke and Congress like things just the way they are

Mar 11 14:03

Hardball In New Jersey, No Balls In Virginia; Brass Balls In Las Vegas

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is doing what he was elected to do, govern. And that means playing hardball with union termites who refuse to give an inch to help the state out of budget problems primarily caused by untenable union promises, union wages, and union pensions.

When unions refused to cooperate, Christie decided to take the next logical step, to privatize jobs. Please consider New Jersey plans to privatize state jobs

Mar 11 14:02

CLIMATEGATE - Americans' Global Warming Concerns Continue to Drop

Gallup's annual update on Americans' attitudes toward the environment shows a public that over the last two years has become less worried about the threat of global warming, less convinced that its effects are already happening, and more likely to believe that scientists themselves are uncertain about its occurrence. In response to one key question, 48% of Americans now believe that the seriousness of global warming is generally exaggerated, up from 41% in 2009 and 31% in 1997, when Gallup first asked the question.



Owl 1
Mar 11 13:56

Homes and livelihoods gone in an instant

“We were in our home when we heard the Israeli tanks and bulldozers approaching. We ran off immediately,” says Sbaih.

She walks over felled trees, past the bulldozed cistern, and to the ruins of their home.

“It’s all destroyed. Look, our clothes are buried,” she shouts, pulling at a sweater caught beneath the concrete block pile.

Household belongings are strewn on top of and beneath the pyramid of rubble. A gas range, several cooking pots, a plastic water bottle filled with olives, another with olive oil — both from their land and their destroyed olive trees — denote where the kitchen once stood.

Mar 11 13:44

FACT CHECK: Jesse Ventura on Larry King: American Conspiracies

Since Larry King thinks this is such a fantastic conspiracy, please click on the image below the video:

Mar 11 12:40

Local sales tax revenue plummets

Pratt’s sales tax revenues for January fell a whopping 29.9 percent over the same period in 2009 from $209,260 to $146,645, according to the Kansas Department of Revenue.


Mar 11 12:20

Budget cuts may be amplifying recession in Hawaii

State spending cuts significantly have worsened the effects of the global economic downturn in the Islands, according to several Hawai'i economists who spoke to more than 150 advocates, lawmakers and others at the state Capitol yesterday.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Their recommendation: (Like you didn't see this coming) RAISE TAXES!

My letter to Honolulu Advertiser:

Our economy is like a boat with ten holes in the bottom, and only five corks. Every budget cut, every tax increase, simply yanks a cork from one hole and pounds it into another (in full view of the press cameras) while the politicians announce, “We are dealing with the problem (really!).”

Hawaii has lost its tourism, the source of NEW corks coming into the state, and the TSA is the criminal enterprise responsible for destroying our economy.

We have no money for schools, no money to create new industries to bring high-paying manufacturing jobs back to our land. The US Federal Government, the same Federal Government that ADMITS stealing Hawaii in the first place, showers our tax dollars over Wall Street, taking trillions of dollars from We The People to give to the bankers to loan back to the people at interest. The bankers instead put the money into their own pockets as record-setting bonuses. The robbery of the people has been on such a scale that there literally is not enough currency left in circulation for anyone’s economy to function.

The blame for our present circumstance lies not within our shores, and it is time to recognize that reality.

Mar 11 11:42

War in a Box

The event on the House floor Wednesday afternoon was monumental - the first major Congressional debate about US military operations in Afghanistan since lawmakers authorized the invasion of that country in autumn 2001. But, as Rep. Patrick Kennedy noted with disgust on Wednesday, the House press gallery was nearly empty. He aptly concluded, "It's despicable, the national press corps right now."

Mar 11 11:32

CIA got town high on LSD, says writer

I n 1951, a quiet, picturesque village in southern France was suddenly and mysteriously struck down with mass insanity and hallucinations. At least five people died, dozens were committed to asylums and hundreds afflicted.

Mar 11 10:55

‘SLEEPLESS IN GAZA AND JERUSALEM’ ….. THE FIRST 8 EPISODES


Mar 11 10:54

AIPAC of Raving Lunatics

Without regard for the severe economic devastation and loss of life that a war with Iran would create, Israel’s agents in the United States continue to aggressively stoke the fires of anti-Iranian rhetoric and mobilize their minions on the floor of the House. The Brzezinski-Soros machine failed in their attempt to effect regime change in Iran by way of a “color revolution” in the summer of 2009. This has only emboldened the Israeli lobby to pursue more drastic measures. There is only one card left for them to play before provoking conflicts that will most certainly catapult the United States into direct military action against the Islamic State.

Mar 11 10:17

Is Quality Health Care a Fundamental Right?

However valuable it is for those who need it to receive health care or insurance, it is impermissible to treat those who can provide such care and insurance to be coerced into doing so. The protection of positive rights, so called, amounts to nothing less than a policy of forced labor –not different from slavery, actually – something that is completely wrong, entirely impermissible, regardless of how much others may benefit from it, how urgent their need is for it.



Lockerdome
Mar 11 10:12

Flu shots futile: study

A new Canadian-led study has added to a simmering scientific dispute over flu-shot campaigns, concluding that immunizing nursing-home workers does nothing to cut the number of confirmed influenza cases among the homes' elderly residents.

Mar 11 10:09

It's Going To Implode: Buy Physical Gold - NOW

Evidence seems to be mounting that we are headed towards some sort of implosion in the paper Gold market, and perhaps the currency/bond markets in general. Let’s take a look:

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The paper gold market is massively shorted, even without the impact of the fake tungsten-filled gold bars.

Mar 11 10:08

DAY ONE OF THE CORRIE FAMILY TRIAL

The Corrie family lawyer, Hussein Abu Hussein, said he would argue that her death was due either to gross negligence by the Israeli military or that it was intended. If the Israeli state were found responsible, the family would press for damages.

Mar 11 10:07

HAS THE PALESTINIAN (NON)LEADERSHIP SURRENDERED?

No sooner had the Obama administration announced the resumption of “indirect” talks between Israel and the PA regime than Israel announced new plans to expand Jewish settlements in occupied East Jerusalem and other parts of the West Bank .

On Tuesday, as visiting US Vice president Joe Biden was showering Israel with the usually excessive praise, the Israeli Interior Ministry, headed by Eli Yeshai, announced plans to build 1600 new settler units in East Jerusalem.

Earlier, Israeli Defense Minister, Ehud Barak, Okayed the construction of 112 additional settler units in the West Bank, effectively terminating an earlier half-hearted decision to partially freeze Jewish settlement expansion for eight months.


Mar 11 10:06

DECLARATION OF NON SILENCE AGAINST ISRAELI WAR CRIMES

On March 9th there was a $1,000 a plate fundraising dinner at New York’s Waldorf Astoria for the Israeli Defense Force (IDF) – the same folks that rained death and destruction on Gaza a little over a year ago. The dinner was sponsored by Friends of the IDF.

Mar 11 10:05

NEW YORKERS SAY NO TO ‘THE BUTCHER OF GAZA’

Israeli Defense Force chief of staff Gabi Ashkenazi, called “The Butcher of Gaza” by Palestinian activists and some of their supporters, spoke at a “Friends of the IDF” fundraising dinner on Tuesday. Outside New York’s well known Waldorf Astoria, protesters let Ashkenazi know how they felt about his presence.

Mar 11 10:03

2-second video causes headache for ABC News

NEW YORK -- For the want of a better two-second picture of a tachometer, ABC News has called into question its reporting on acceleration problems with Toyota vehicles.

The network's handling of a Feb. 22 "World News" story about potential problems with computer systems in Toyotas has created ethical questions and intensified bitter feelings the besieged automaker already had toward ABC.

Mar 11 10:01

Cell-All: Super Smartphones Sniff Out Suspicious Substances

The Cell-All initiative may be one such savior. Spearheaded by the Department of Homeland Security’s Science and Technology Directorate (S&T), Cell-All aims to equip your cell phone with a sensor capable of detecting deadly chemicals at minimal cost—to the manufacturer (a buck a sensor) and to your phone’s battery life. “Our goal is to create a lightweight, cost-effective, power-efficient solution,” says Stephen Dennis, Cell-All’s program manager.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Between the chemicals in really cheap cosmetics and methane from body, ummm, "venting" I predict ten million false positives a day on this system.


Mar 11 09:57

Basket Case Currencies: Why Our Financial System is Predicated on the Assumption That You?re An Idiot And What You Can Do About it (PDF file)

Perhaps it is only satire that is able to capture so eloquently and succinctly the insanity and truth of our current banking crisis. This for me, from the Daily Mash, is one of the best:

“Banks to Lend You Your Own Money”

THE government is to invest £500bn of your money in British banks so they can lend it back to you with interest.

Mar 11 09:55

Welcome to the Wealthy Elite's Bilderberg Group

What will the wealthy elite discuss at the Bilderberg 2010 meeting that should be this May? Iceland, that brave country that is fighting back against predatory capitalism, will be on the list.

And what to do about instilling more fear into us serfs will definitely top out the list. Using the DEAD guy, Bin Laden, is so worn and those idiots, Adam Gadahn PEARLMAN and Yousef al-Khattab, real name, Joey COHEN, are such toothless imbeciles that no one believes them, so a new and more sinister al Qaeda 'boogieman' must be brought forth from the fine talent pool at MOSSAD casting.

Mar 11 09:48

The Rogue Nation

Three strikes and you’re out, Mr. Obama. Your government stands for preemptive killing and missile strikes on people living in countries with which America is not at war, lets torturers and torture enablers go free, and has asserted the right to assassinate its own citizens anywhere in the world based on secret evidence. Ronald Reagan once described his vision of America as a shining city on a hill. Over the past ten years the shining city has become the ultimate rogue nation, pumped up with power and hubris in spite of the clearly visible signs of decline and moving inexorably towards a catastrophic fall.

Mar 11 09:40

The Torture Song


Mar 11 09:40

CIA Ordered Visas For 15 of The 19 9/11 Hijackers in Jeddah

Mar 11 09:34

Toronto Restricts Academic Freedom: ‘Israeli Apartheid Week’ Not Permitted to Take Place

Last week, Toronto District School Board (TDSB) Director of Education Chris Spence announced in a statement that "'Israeli Apartheid Week' and its activities are not permitted to take place on school or Board property, or as part of any activity under the jurisdiction of the TDSB." Canadians for Justice and Peace in the Middle East (CJPME) considers this announcement a clear attempt to discourage rational discussion of the constellation of issues addressed by Israeli Apartheid Week (IAW), and therefore considers it an unacceptable restriction on the academic freedom that should be enjoyed by the TDSB's community.

Mar 11 09:28

How the British Establishment is conspiring to prop up the AGW myth

News has just reached me that the great Professor Ian Plimer, scourge of climate-fear-promoters everywhere, has been suddenly disinvited by the Royal Society of Artists (RSA) from a lecture he was due to give in May before an audience including the Duke of Edinburgh.

Mar 11 09:22

Rachel Corrie Family Finally Puts Israel in Dock

Seven years after Rachel Corrie, a US peace activist, was killed by an Israeli army bulldozer in Gaza, her family was to put the Israeli government in the dock today.

A judge in the northern Israeli city of Haifa was due to be presented with evidence that 23-year-old Corrie was killed unlawfully as she stood in the path of the bulldozer, trying to prevent it from demolishing Palestinian homes in Rafah.


Mar 11 09:18

Expatriate Life in Europe, neither Shaken nor Stirred

The other day the Virginia state troopers went out and issued just under 7,000 traffic tickets because of a budget shortfall. I remember a few years ago they came up with a stupendous $2500.00 charge for driving a few miles over the speed limit. They’re pretty serious in Virginia because that’s where most of the DC lawmakers and former intelligence operatives live. It’s a seriously conservative state and I am painfully familiar with it. I got arrested there for violation of the Marijuana Tax Act awhile back and had a few years of ‘the old in and out’. What that means is that when I wasn’t in prison, I was on the run because I refused to cooperate with the law enforcement process when I hadn’t done anything wrong.

Mar 11 09:16

War Is Over (If They Mean It)

Sixty-five congress members, including 60 Democrats and 5 Republicans, voted to end the occupation of Afghanistan on Wednesday. But 356 congress members, including 189 Democrats and 167 Republicans voted to keep the war going. The vote followed three hours of debate created by Congressman Dennis Kucinich’s introduction of a privileged resolution.

Mar 11 09:16

7 Years After Killing, Family of Slain US Peace Activist Rachel Corrie Heads to Israel for Wrongful Death Suit Against Israeli Gov’t

Mar 11 09:14

New FBI Files Alleging AIPAC Theft of Government Property and Israeli Espionage Released

Declassified files detailing an FBI investigation targeting the American Israel Public Affairs Committee are now available on the Internet. AIPAC was investigated after it acquired and circulated classified government information provided in strict confidence by US industry and worker groups opposed to AIPAC sponsored economic legislation.

The 50 pages now available as portable document files (PDF) include:

FBI reports of Israelis circulating classified documents in the US Congress, "compromising" the authority of the U.S. President. http://irmep.org/ila/economy/06201984.pdf

US Trade Representative concerns that AIPAC was tactically "divulging" classified information supplied by US industries opposed to AIPAC lobbying initiatives. http://irmep.org/ila/economy/06211984.pdf

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Holocaust. HOLOCAUST! Oh, Holocaust, Holocaust, Holocaust, Holocaust, Holocaust, Holocaust, Holocaust, Holocaust Holocaust Holocaust Holocaust HolocaustHolocaustHoloCAUST!!!!!" -- Official Israeli Response



Owl 2
Mar 11 09:12

Decade Of The Drone: America’s Aerial Assassins

2010 is the last year of the new century and millennium and is the tenth consecutive year of the United States’ war in Afghanistan and in the 15-nation area of responsibility subsumed under Operation Enduring Freedom. In early March American military deaths in the Greater Afghan War theater – Afghanistan, Cuba (Guantanamo Bay), Djibouti, Eritrea, Jordan, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, the Philippines, Seychelles, Sudan, Tajikistan, Turkey, Uzbekistan and Yemen – surpassed the 1,000 mark.

Mar 11 09:12

Operation Titstorm – Anonymous declares war on Australian Censorship

From The New Zealand Herald

.... “Operation Titstorm”, part of an assault targeting a range of government servers.... launched by hackers aligned with an internet protest group known as Anonymous.... Although the Australian government knew about the planned assault last Friday, it was powerless to prevent it.... The federal government plans to introduce a mandatory filtering system by early 2011 that would block a list of banned websites... some pornographic films are being rejected by censors because they feature women with small breasts who could be confused with under-age girls. Anonymous said in an email: “No government should have the right to refuse its citizens access to information solely because they perceive it to be ‘unwanted’.”

Polls have found that the Australian public strongly supports the planned restrictions.

The flyer through which Anonymous published the event states "emails/faxes should focus on small-breasted porn, cartoon porn, and female ejaculation, the 3 types banned so far" - even if you buy the implied assumption that 'small breasted porn's women's only attraction lies in their resemblence to children,' this does not explain why female ejaculation is on the list....

Mar 11 09:05

Ahmadinejad: Israel World's Most Hated Regime,Will Disappear Soon

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad attacked Israel on Thursday, asserting that it is the most hated regime in the world. Israel, he said, was established on lies, is losing the support of the West and would soon disappear.

Mar 11 09:04

Use Cash And Enjoy Privacy? You’re A Terrorist

From the WTF category. Article includes commercial video.

Government ad running on British radio station tells public to report people who close their curtains as potential suicide bombers.

The advertisement, produced in conjunction with national radio outlet TallkSport, promotes the “anti-terrorist hotline” and encourages people to report individuals who don’t talk to their neighbors much, people who like to keep themselves to themselves, people who close their curtains, and people who don’t use credit cards.


Mar 11 09:03

Facebook pushing 'Suicide Machine' into an open-source afterlife

"Web 2.0 Suicide Machine" is no more - at least as we have come to know it - and at least for now.

When last we checked in on the Suicide Machine back in January, it was merrily assisting soon-to-be-former members of Facebook, Twitter, MySpace and LinkedIn to automatically, speedily -- and ceremoniously -- eliminate the "friends" they had accumulated using those services. More than 3,000 people had bid a virtual farewell to some quarter of a million accumulated acquaintances.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

As a side note, I thin that social networking sites have had their day. Overall volume of traffic on the social network sites I use is clearly dropping, and I think the reason is that computers allow you to be very selective about what you are looking at, but social networks after a while are like being back in the real world, in a room full of people all yammering away whether you want to pay attention or not.

I find it rather amazing that the operators of the social networking sites are willing to go to such extremes to prevent people from leaving as freely as they joined.

Mar 11 08:50

David Duke--the Russian Mafia is a Jewish Mafia, not Russian

this is a MUST LISTEN. forget your misconceptions about david duke, and listen to this:

Webmaster's Commentary: 

But, but, but, Hollywood films always told us the Mafia were always Italian! All those mafia bosses. Meyer Lansky, Monk Eastman, Cyclone Louie, Paul Kelly, Joe The Greaser, Bugsy Siegel, ... they were all Italians, right? Hollywood says so, so it MUST be true! :)

Mar 11 08:43

Email Leak: New Campaign Planned Against BDS Movement

The following is a leaked document describing the set-up of an international group bent on countering the Boycott,Divest and Sanction movement. I suggest all my readers not only peruse this document thoroughly but forward it to everyone they know.

Mar 11 08:42

Video: Settlers pouring cement into spring

A group of Israeli settlers destroy a spring by the village of Qarawat Bani Hassan in the Salfit district of the occupied West Bank. Palestinian villagers were forced to watch helplessly as settlers poured sand and cement into the spring, guarded by five armed members of the Israeli military.


Pixfuture
Mar 11 08:41

Cut loose from dying, thieving governments, and build a new society.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The rest of the parts to this speech are HERE

Mar 11 08:39

UN brings in top scientists to review IPCC report on Himalayan glaciers

Moves aims to restore public confidence in science of global warming after mistake over melting rates of glaciers.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Note that the goal of the meeting isn't to find out what is really happening with global warming, but to "restore public confidence in science of global warming", i.e. re-brand, repackage, and re-sell the same snake oil all over again.

And note that the UN and IPCC are trying to put all the focus on the one bogus claim about the Himalayan Glaciers.

But of course, the loss of trust in the global warming cult is not based only on the lie about the glaciers. The AGW cult has been destroyed by numerous and repeated lies, exaggerations and frauds.

In addition to the glaciers, there was the CRU computer code, which showed that the entire "hockey stick" was a fabrication.

There were the Climategate emails which showed a coordinated and deliberate campaign of suppression of any opposing viewpoints.

There was the British Court ruling that found numerous points in Al Gore's "documentary" to be outright lies, such as claiming that increasing CO2 led to increase in temperature which the ice core data shows exactly the opposite; that first the temperature goes up, and then CO2 increases!

There is the video of the former head of Greenpeace admitting that the claims about Greenland losing its ice cover in 20 years were totally made up fantasies to scare people into signing donations checks!

There were the temperature sensors in colder high latitudes being shut down.

There was the temperature sensors found sitting in air conditioning outflows and in one document case next to a trash incinerator.

There was the new paint applied to the boxes holding the temperature sensors that increased the internal temperature by a whole degree!

The list goes on and on and the gaffe over the Himalayan Glaciers is just a tiny part of the whole scandal, but apparently the one the UN and IPCC feel they can refute while ignoring the rest, in order to "restore public confidence in science of global warming", i.e. re-brand, repackage, and re-sell the same snake oil all over again.

They must really think you are stupid!

Mar 11 08:38

New Zealand's internet filter goes live

The Department of Internal Affairs' (DIA) internet filter is now operational and is being used by internet providers (ISPs) Maxnet and Watchdog.

Thomas Beagle, spokesperson for online freedom lobby Tech Liberty says he's "very disappointed that the filter is now running, it's a sad day for the New Zealand internet".

Mar 11 08:34

Magnitude 6.9 - LIBERTADOR O'HIGGINS, CHILE


Mar 11 08:20

French bread spiked with LSD in CIA experiment

A 50-year mystery over the 'cursed bread' of Pont-Saint-Esprit, which left residents suffering hallucinations, has been solved after a writer discovered the US had spiked the bread with LSD as part of an experiment.

Mar 11 08:19

Cryptome Rocks What's Left Of the Free World

The transcript of recent emails regarding Paypal's shutting down Cryptome's account make for VERY INTERESTING READING (links for further research at source):

From a phone call with PayPal

Mar 11 08:16

McGCSE: Work at McDonald's for two weeks and get equivalent of a B grade exam pass

Teenagers who complete two weeks' work experience at a McDonald's restaurant will be awarded a qualification worth up to a B grade at GCSE.

Youngsters will be offered the 'certificate in work skills' for completing a ten-day programme which includes flipping burgers, serving customers at the tills and cleaning the dining area.



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Mar 11 08:14

BRAINWASHING THE CHILDREN!

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We are down to four-day school weeks here in Hawaii. Utah has gone to a three-year High School program. Los Angels just fired 5000 staffers from the school system. Kansas City just closed half their schools.

British school kids are being told to work at McDonalds to get their grades!

We cannot teach our children the basic skills to compete in the 21st century technological world, but there is always time and money to indoctrinate them about the first half of the previous century.

Mar 11 08:11

Adrian Douglas: If your gold is at an LBMA bank, you may be just an unsecured creditor

I estimate that as much as 50,000 tonnes of gold have been sold that do not exist. That is equivalent of all the gold reserves in the world that are yet to be mined -- or, put another way, 25 years of gold production.

That is the granddaddy of all short positions.

The fractional reserve operation of the LBMA is likely to be the next Madoff scandal, except multiplied by 100 -- a $5 trillion fraud as opposed to a $50 billion fraud.

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And that is NOT counting the impact of the tungsten fake gold bullion.

Mar 11 08:02

Rachel Corrie, 23yo American killed by Israli troops



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Mar 11 08:01

Former TSA analyst charged with computer tampering

A U.S. Transport Security Administration analyst has been indicted with tampering with databases used by the TSA to identify possible terrorists who may be trying to fly in the U.S.

Douglas James Duchak, 46, was indicted by a grand jury Wednesday with two counts of damaging protected computers. According to a federal indictment, Duchak tried to compromise computers at the TSA's Colorado Springs Operations Center (CSOC) on Oct. 22, 2009, seven days after he'd being given two weeks notice that he was being dismissed. He was also charged with tampering with a TSA server that contained data from the U.S. Marshal's Service Warrant Information Network.

Mar 11 08:00

Magnitude 7.2 - LIBERTADOR O'HIGGINS, CHILE

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Major league aftershock!

Mar 11 07:58

Fannie, Freddie’s $125 billion tab still growing

As the government has pledged more and more money to cover the companies' losses, it has assured the public that planning was underway for overhauling the firms so the bailouts would end. As recently as December, the Obama administration said it expected to release a preliminary report on how to remake Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac around Feb. 1.

But no plan was produced, and in response to questions from lawmakers, Treasury Secretary Timothy F. Geithner clarified last month that it would be another year before the government proposes how to restructure the firms.

Mar 11 07:57

Defaulted Loans May Haunt Seniors

Social Security benefits are off–limits to creditors, such as credit–card companies and banks. But the U.S. can collect debts to federal agencies by "offsetting," or withholding Social Security and disability payments.

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The real issue is that Social Security is out of money, having been looted to create Clinton's budget "surplus."

The following excerpt is from the 1998 Senate Budget Committee session. Note the underlined portions.

BEGIN EXCERPT

U.S. SENATOR ERNEST F. HOLLINGS (D-SC): Well, the truth is...ah, shoot, well, we all know there's Washington's math problem. Alan Sloan in this past week's Newsweek says he spends 150%. What we've been doing, Mr. Chairman, in all reality, is taken a hundred billion out of the Social Security Trust Fund, transferring it over to the spending column, and spending it. Our friends to the left here are getting their tax cuts, we getting our spending increases, and hollering surplus, surplus, and balanced budget, and balanced budget plans when we continue to spend a hundred billion more than we take in.

That's the reality, and I think that you and I, working the same side of the street now, can have a little bit of success by bringing to everybody's attention this is all intended surplus. In other words, when we passed the Greenspan Commission Report, the Greenspan Commission Report only had Social Security in 1983 a two hundred million surplus. It's projected to have this year a 117 million surplus. I've got the schedule, I'll ask to put in the record the CBO report: 117, 126, 130, 100, going right through to 2008 over the ten year period of 186 billion surplus. That was intended; this is dramatic about all these retirees, the baby boomers. But we foresaw that baby boomer problem, we planned against that baby boomer problem. Our problem is we've been spending that particular reserve, that set-aside that you testify to that is so necessary. That's what I'm trying to get this government back to reality, if we can do that.

We owe Social Security 736 billion right this minute.

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Mar 11 07:54

50 Facts About U.S. Nuclear Weapons

Mar 11 07:52

Climate of fear

[S]ome polls in the United States and abroad suggest that it is eroding public confidence in climate science at a time when the fundamental understanding of the climate system, although far from complete, is stronger than ever. Ecologist Paul Ehrlich at Stanford University in California says that his climate colleagues are at a loss about how to counter the attacks. “Everyone is scared shitless, but they don't know what to do,” he says.

Mar 11 07:52

2008 Financial Collapse

The year is 2010 and to anyone not in denial, the industrialized nations have entered the greatest calamity the world has ever known:

* 35 Million Americans on Food Stamps: 12 Percent of U.S. Population on Food Stamps Highest Since Records Kept in 1969, and that’s before the Obama administration announced a planned three-year budget freeze on government discretionary spending. (My Budget 360)
* 18 Million empty houses in the United States and 39 million Americans who are no longer working or looking for work, and that’s before Federal Reserve finishes rewriting the rules of American “capitalism” as US Housing, the Automobile Industry and the American Dream are dismantled. (The 31-Year-Old in Charge of Dismantling G.M., David E. Sanger)

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The US Government and the Federal Reserve (also authorized by the US Government despite Constitutional Prohibitions) are to blame for this mess.

The trap of the reserve system of banking, in which the Federal Reserve issues paper currency representing a loan from the bank to the people, the moment that first Federal Reserve Note goes into circulation, more money is owed to thew banking system than is actually in existence.

The system was designed to draw all the real wealth away from the people and put it into the bankers' pockets. but nobody planned for the day they would actually succeed, and leave the society without enough currency to function.

Mar 11 07:48

Israel planning 50,000 housing units in East Jerusalem

Some 50,000 new housing units in Jerusalem neighborhoods beyond the Green Line are in various stages of planning and approval, planning officials told Haaretz. They said Jerusalem's construction plans for the next few years, even decades, are expected to focus on East Jerusalem.

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As long as Israel goes on stealing Palestinian lands, there can be no peace.

Mar 11 07:47

Chefs Call Proposed Salt Ban 'Absurd'

Some New York City chefs and restaurant owners are taking aim at a bill introduced in the New York Legislature that, if passed, would ban the use of salt in restaurant cooking.

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Doesn't the New York Legislature have more pressing business?

Mar 11 07:43

Five Minute Speech in Support of Kucinich's Afghanistan Resolution

Mar 11 07:42

Climate science: Let’s follow the money

But as Joanne Nova, an Australian climate blogger (www.joannenova.com.au) and author of The Skeptics Handbook recently noted, it pales beside the $79 billion the U.S. government alone has spent on climate research and technology since 1989. (Nova rejects the science of anthropogenic global warming, which doesn’t change her point.)

Given that kind of public mega-money invested in climate science and technology in just one country, it makes you wonder about some things.

Mar 11 07:24

Senate Democrats Seek to Abolish Filibusters

Looking to challenge a time-honored privilege widely used by both parties when they are in the minority, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid on Wednesday vowed to remove the filibuster as a weapon to kill legislation by debating it to death.

In a summit with liberal online groups, the Nevada Democrat claimed the procedural maneuver has been “abused,”

"Next Congress, we're going to take a look at it. We are likely to have to make some changes in it, because the Republicans have abused that just like the spitball was abused in baseball and the four-corner offense was abused in basketball," Reid told The Huffington Post.

Mar 11 07:11

The National Worker ID Card as an Evil Instrument of Control

Once a card is instituted into the system, card creep will begin. It will begin to be used for other purposes. First, what they will do is mark the easy ones, sex offenders and those found guilty of domestic violence. Then they'll do those who have a DUI charge. Then they'll do those who are charged with hate speech.Then they'll mark the cards of those who have been arrested for protesting.

Mar 11 06:18

Lindbergh: Articles of Impeachment Against Federal Reserve

Lindbergh: Articles of Impeachment Against Federal Reserve

This Act establishes the most gigantic trust on earth. When the President signs this Act the invisible government by the Money Power, proven to exist by the Money Trust Investigation, will be legalized. The new law will create inflation whenever the trusts want inflation. From now on depressions will be scientifically created.” – Congressman Charles A. Lindbergh, Sr., 1913, on the Federal Reserve Act Charles Lindbergh Sr. – Congressional record – Feb 12, 1917

3126 Congressional Record Mr. LINDBERGH. Mr. Speaker and the House of Representatives, I, Charles A. Lindbergh, the undersigned, upon my responsibility as a Member of the House of Representatives, do hereby impeach

W. P. G. Harding, governor

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Mar 11 05:15

Obama facing uprising over new NASA strategy

Obama's decision to kill NASA's Constellation program to launch astronauts into orbit and return Americans to the moon has prompted soul-searching on whether the United States is prepared to cede a pre-eminent space role to Russia and China.

Mar 11 05:13

Dr. David Ray Griffin on 911: "We're Really in the Level of Proof Now - not conjecture"

Corporate media mouthpieces would do well to heed Abraham Lincoln's words of wisdom should they expect to survive our crisis in America:
" You can fool some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time, but you can not fool all of the people all of the time."

Mar 11 05:10

VIDEO: H.R. 4789 the "Public Option Act": Medicare for any American at cost

Original by Sahil Kapur at Raw Story.

Progressive firebrand Rep. Alan Grayson (D-FL) isn't giving up on offering Americans a public option.... the four-page H.R. 4789 "Public Option Act," also called the "Medicare You Can Buy Into Act," would allow all legal American residents under 65 to enroll in Medicare by paying a fee....

"The government spent billions of dollars creating a Medicare network of providers that is only open to one-eighth of the population," Grayson said. "That’s like saying, ‘Only people 65 and over can use federal highways.’

He labeled insurance companies "the real death panels in this country" due to their widely-documented practices of denying care due to people with pre-existing conditions and rescinding coverage from sick patients.

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