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July 18, 2010

Jul 18 09:44

Darkness in America: Lynne Stewart's Resentencing

On November 17, 2009, a US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit three-judge panel upheld the conviction, shamelessly accusing Lynne of "knowingly and willfully making false statements," redirecting her case to District Court Judge John Koeltl for resentencing, instructing him to consider enhancements for terrorism, perjury, and abuse of her position as a lawyer - an outrageous mandate intimidating Koeltl to comply.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

At this point in the US, true "due process" in this country is only available for those who are already above the law, due to status, blackmail capabilities, or financial standing.

Jul 18 09:36

Israel Tortures Detained Children

The legal adviser at Defense for Children International - Palestine section "Khaled Quzmar" said that the main motive behind the issuance of the report is the upsurge in arrests of children (seven hundred children per year) and the diversity of attacks on them, especially sexual assaults, which reached nearly 30% of all forms of abuse.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The institutionalization of torture against children betrays a fundamental moral and mental illness in that society which allows it to happen.

Jul 18 09:32

U.S. To Grant Israel 2.775 Billion In Security Aid

U.S.. Assistant Secretary of State, Andrew Shapiro, stated Friday that the Washington intend to grant Israel the amount of 2.775 Billion U.S.. Dollars in what was described as the largest military-security aid to Israel.

He said that the money is considered a special military-security aid to Israel in order to ensure "its security needs are met under the current circumstances".

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So the Obama administration is spending this for military aid to Israel (a nuclear armed nation, armed to the teeth), while US Vets sleep homeless in our streets, the infrastructure crumbles, unemployment spikes, US workers lose their jobless benefits, and the US government is in a debt-induced death spiral?

What's wrong with this picture?!?


Jul 18 09:28

Video: Israeli sewage-dumping affects Palestinian villages

Israeli settlements have been dumping untreated waste directly into a sewage canal that runs through the occupied West Bank, affecting Palestinian villages along its banks.

The hazard posed is compounded by the dumping of toxic chemical waste on agricultural land, with villagers reporting a rash of skin diseases and respiratory problems.

The Israeli government has banned plans by the Palestinian Authority to build pipes and pumps to treat and divert wastewater away from the affected villages.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Yet another component to Israel's "final solution" for Palestinians living in the West Bank

Emigrate While You Still Can - Finca Bayano In Panama!

Finco Bayano
Jul 18 09:25

Petraeus promotes civil war in Afghanistan

President Obama and his military team recognize that it is less damaging at home, where there is almost no support for this endless occupation, to foment civil war in Afghanistan and pay desperate Afghans to slaughter each other as a means of reducing U.S. casualties.

U.S. taxpayers who are experiencing devastating cuts in state and local budgets, layoffs of municipal workers, soaring tuition hikes in public colleges—all because of budget shortfalls—will see billions of their tax dollars go to fund the occupation of Afghanistan and pay the salaries of poor Afghans so that they can shoot other poor Afghans.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is so sickly immoral, I just don't know where to start.

This war in Afghanistan has absolutely nothing to do with the safety and security of this country; it has everything to do with potential private profit from the installation of pipelines with which to control Eurasian oil, from the drug trade, and from unexploited mineral deposits.

Jul 18 09:19

As BP claims success in capping well Gulf economy in ruins

If the well is successfully capped, one can be certain that the US media will drop the story, "concerned" politicians will wind down their investigations, and BP and the oil industry as a whole will go back to raking in enormous profits on reckless drilling operations.

But what will be left of the Gulf?

The region faces a social, economic, and ecological catastrophe from which it will never recover under the current political set-up, dominated by two big-business parties and a government that at every level does the bidding of the financial and corporate elite. This basic fact has been amply demonstrated by the response to the spill itself, which from the beginning took as its overriding concerns the financial preservation of BP and the demands of the oil industry.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

By definition, corporations are entities without conscience.

Therefore, it is imperative that enlightened governments have rules and practices enforced to prevent the kind of disasters, both socioeconomic, and environmental, that we have witnessed with the Gulf oil spill catastrophe.

Obama had well over a year to take care of the MMS, and did absolutely nothing until well after the crisis hit.

At the end of the day, it will ultimately you and me footing the bill for the cleanup and remediation of this mess, and the quality of that clean up will most probably be cosmetic at best.

Just ask the people living in Prince William Sound just how well they're faring in the aftermath of the Exxon Valdez oil spill disaster!

Jul 18 09:11

IHH announces more convoys to break Gaza siege

Bulent Yildirim, the head of the Turkish IHH humanitarian relief foundation, has asserted that his organization prepares for more sea and land convoys to break the unjust siege on Gaza Strip, revealing "many surprises" to come in the coming three months.

Yildirim statements were voiced during a meeting with Muslim youths from Indonesia, France, Germany, Palestine, and other countries participating in the IHH activities in Ankara.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Memo to the Israeli government: there is no way in the world that you can win the PR war here by asserting that you have the right to keep the Gazan people from having coriander, potato chips, and candy for their kids.

End the siege, and come back to your senses, otherwise the "mad dog" policy of Moshe Dayan, exhibited so clearly, during the flotilla massacre, may well come back to haunt you: the best way to deal with a mad dog is to shoot it.

Jul 18 09:02

Porn, Meth, and Oil Company Parties

Instead of just inspecting offshore oil platforms, employees of the Minerals Management Service spent time trading links to Internet porn, shaking off crystal meth buzzes, and partying on the dime of the oil companies that they were supposed to be regulating, according to a new report released Monday by the Interior Department's Inspector General. The IG's investigation of MMS' Lake Charles office, in oil-ravaged Louisiana, found "a culture where the acceptance of gifts from oil and gas companies was widespread."

Jul 18 09:02

Max Keiser on Goldman Sachs

Max Keiser tells it like it is again.

Jul 18 08:59

Does Event Honoring Israeli Spy Suggest Another Israeli Operation?

His iconic status assures that news of Pollard—any news whatsoever—emboldens Israeli-Americans committed to the Zionist geopolitical agenda. Attempts to secure his release assure hyphenated Americans that their “homeland” will stand in solidarity with them at any cost. Israeli offers of large sums of money reinforce that commitment.

Americans remain largely clueless about the espionage role played by Israeli-Americans. Few recall Jonathan Pollard. Fewer still grasp the costs that Pollard’s treason imposed in blood and treasure. Nor do Americans understand the overwhelming influence of dual-citizens both in creating and communicating the false intelligence that took the U.S. to war in the Middle East.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Israel should be grateful that Pollard wasn't executed by the US government for treason.

Jul 18 08:54

Our reign of terror, by the Israeli army

"The kid was really scared, realising we were on to him. We had a commander with us who was a bit of a fanatic. We gave the boy over to this commander, and he really beat the shit out of him ... He showed him all kinds of holes in the ground along the way, asking him: 'Is it here you want to die? Or here?' The kid goes, 'No, no!'

"Anyway, the kid was stood up, and couldn't stay standing on his own two feet. He was already crying ... And the commander continues, 'Don't pretend' and kicks him some more. And then [name withheld], who always had a hard time with such things, went in, caught the squad commander and said, 'Don't touch him any more, that's it.' The commander goes, 'You've become a leftie, what?' And he answers, 'No, I just don't want to see such things.'

Webmaster's Commentary: 

A lot of your hard-earned taxpayer dollars (sent illegally, according to the US law the Symington Amendment)goes to support IDF behaviour like this.

Jul 18 08:50

[Graph] Global Sea Ice Area

Going up

Jul 18 08:49

Cash crisis in NHS leaves patients lying on operating tables

Jul 18 08:48

Record cold in Australia

The debate is “over” and the science is “settled”, but someone forgot to tell Mother Nature

Jul 18 08:46

The U.S. Middle Class Is Being Wiped Out Here's the Stats to Prove It

The rich are getting richer and the poor are getting poorer at a staggering rate. Once upon a time, the United States had the largest and most prosperous middle class in the history of the world, but now that is changing at a blinding pace.

The reality is that no matter how smart, how strong, how educated or how hard working American workers are, they just cannot compete with people who are desperate to put in 10 to 12 hour days at less than a dollar an hour on the other side of the world. After all, what corporation in their right mind is going to pay an American worker 10 times more (plus benefits) to do the same job?

Jul 18 08:42

Reagan: " Government is the Problem"

Jul 18 08:39

US army heat-ray gun in Afghanistan

A newly-developed heat-ray gun that burns the skin but doesn't cause permanent injury is now with US troops in Afghanistan.

The Active Denial System (ADS) is a non-lethal weapon designed to disperse violent crowds and repel enemies.

Lt. Col. John Dorrian, a US military spokesperson, says the kit is now in Afghanistan but no decision has yet been made on its use.

There's been much talk about the need to keep civilian casualties in Afghanistan to a minimum. The heat-ray gun could help.

Research is continuing to make the system smaller, lighter and less expensive, says the Pentagon's Joint Non-Lethal Weapons Program.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"There's been much talk about the need to keep civilian casualties in Afghanistan to a minimum. The heat-ray gun could help."

Why, what a wonderful device this pain ray is: it could even prevent civilian deaths!

Wouldn't you just love to have one of these units used on you as you participated in a peaceful protest, because it "might prevent civilian deaths"?!?

Look for one of these devices coming to a city near you in the not too distant future, particularly if you happen to live in a densely packed urban enviornment.

Jul 18 08:36

Seize BP

YES, I support the seizure of BP's assets to provide comprehensive compensation and relief for all affected people and for cleaning up the environment.

Jul 18 08:29

Man Tries to Pay Tax With 200,000 Pennies to Protest 'Skyrocketing' Taxes

A Quebec man, fed up with his skyrocketing property taxes, carted more than 200,000 pennies down to City Hall to pay his bill. But he was denied, and asked to simply cut a cheque. ... Under the Currency Act, nobody is obliged to accept more than 25 pennies as payment for any product or service. Normand Czepial, unfortunately, was 213,600 over the limit.

Jul 18 08:26

Lebanese Christian leader warns Hezbollah chief of Israeli attack

Lebanese Christian leader and MP Michel Aoun has reportedly informed Bashar al-Assad and Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah that pending indictment of the Special Tribunal for Lebanon (STL) would be followed by an Israeli attack.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Lebanese MP Aoun, unfortunately, may have it right.

Israel is looking for an excuse - any excuse - to reinvade Lebanon, for both the water from the Litani river, and the natural gas deposits found in the Mediterranean.

Jul 18 08:25

Israeli sewage-dumping affects Palestinian villages

Jul 18 08:19

Presbyterian Peace Fellowship to partner with “Jewish-Ship-To-Gaza” 9Jul10 July 10, 2010

Jul 18 08:19

The Serious Tracking of Americans Begins

Starting on January 1st in 2012, S federal law will require coin and bullion dealers to report to the Internal Revenue Service all gold and silver coin purchases and sales greater than $600.
No that is not an error, they tacked the gold coin tracking regulations into the health bill. They are just tacking stuff on wherever they can.

As for your body, you will be required to have an “electronic health record”, by 2014. They snuck this into one of the “stimulus” bills. The electronic record will include an obesity rating. The information will be required to be on a “national exchange” with only secure access (Hah!). Why the F does your obesity rating have to be on a national exchange? This is a tip off to how micro-managed they are going to attempt to run your life.

Jul 18 08:18


Just over a year ago, DesertPeace and What Really Happened were the targets of an attack in the Jerusalem Post itself… once again proving that we are doing a good job! These are the attacks that give us the strength to go on….

Jul 18 08:16

US & British Intel Agencies Are Working On A Fake Video To Lead To War With Iran

Fake video for an unnecessary war of aggression.

Beware the propaganda and make some noise about it. You CAN help to stop the next war.

Jul 18 08:12


Jul 18 08:11

UK to boost aid to Afghanistan - minister

Britain plans to increase aid to Afghanistan by as much as 40 percent, International Development Minister Andrew Mitchell said.

Jul 18 08:10

Israeli troops attack photographers in West Bank

Two Palestinian news photographers were hospitalised on Saturday after being attacked by Israeli troops during a weekly protest in the occupied West Bank, one of them said.

An AFP photographer said a soldier hit him in the face and leg with a baton and that another photographer lost his hearing after a stun grenade exploded near his head.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Welcome to "normal" in the West Bank.

Jul 18 08:08

‘The world won’t say a thing’– Netanyahu on ongoing Israeli expansion

The Washington Post, and Glenn Kessler, have picked up the story that Netanyahu said that "America is a thing that can be easily moved," back in 2001. Good to have this knowledge inside the Beltway at last.

Jul 18 08:05

Do you approve of US taxpayer money spent on building roads for Israel while America's roads crumble back to dirt and gravel?

No, America must come first.
94% (1583 votes)
Yes. Israel comes first.
6% (97 votes)
Total votes: 1680
Jul 18 08:03

Scary' growth of gangs in war zones

Being in a street gang is now forbidden for members of the U.S. armed forces. But you might not guess that if you were to visit U.S. military bases in Iraq and Afghanistan, according to soldiers who have recently served there.

Congress eventually banned members of the military from belonging to street gangs. And last November, the Defense Department added the ban to its rules.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

One has to wonder just how many gang members were - or are currently in - the US military before the ban took effect just last November.

Jul 18 07:55

The Rot from Within: Character Disorders of the Republic

In reading a number of books on the destructive manipulative behavior of people with personality disorders I became increasingly struck by how the behavior of our politicians and our nation, especially with respect to foreign policy, was so precisely described.

The lesson from this study is not just sobering, but taken alongside the invincible tide of history – the collapse of every empire – the prognosis for our nation is bleak.

Jul 18 07:55

Obama Trying to Shift Oil Spill 'Off the Front Page,' Senator Says

Louisiana Republican Sen. David Vitter on Sunday accused President Obama of trying to move the BP oil disaster "off the front page," urging the public not to forget about the spill and the cleanup just because a new well cap seems to be working.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The Well Cap is working to make it look like the problem is fixed, but it isn't. The leak has not been stopped; It has merely been moved.

Jul 18 07:55

Orwell's nightmare--big brother is here

A sampling of the major news stories today merely prove we are now living under the very tyranny about which Orwell warned and about which stalwart defenders of liberty such as Ayn Rand, Barry Goldwater, M. Stanton Evans, and Whitaker Chambers kept an ever-watchful eye.

Here are but a few troubling examples:

**The FCC and the FTC are now planning a government takeover of the news industry, complete with a tax on conservative radio and Internet websites in order to subsidize liberal media outlets that are losing revenue to the point of bankruptcy. This would effectively silence conservatives and give the mouthpieces of the Obama regime full control of the news. Does anyone care that Hitler and Stalin did the very same thing?

Jul 18 07:50

Netanyahu admits on video he deceived US to destroy Oslo accord

The contents of a secretly recorded video threaten to gravely embarrass not only Benjamin Netanyahu, the Israeli prime minister but also the US administration of Barack Obama.

Seated on a sofa in the house, he tells the family that he deceived the US president of the time, Bill Clinton, into believing he was helping implement the Oslo accords, the US-sponsored peace process between Israel and the Palestinians, by making minor withdrawals from the West Bank while actually entrenching the occupation. He boasts that he thereby destroyed the Oslo process.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

With geopolitical "friends" like this guy.........who needs enemies?!?

Jul 18 07:43

Schwarzenegger mobilizes National Guard to border

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger on Friday mobilized members of the California National Guard as part of a federal effort to deter drug trafficking and illegal immigration along the border with Mexico.

His order supports President Barack Obama's plan to have 1,200 National Guard troops assist with federal border protection, customs and immigration agents.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

If the governors of all border states stood up to the plate with similar mobilizations, perhaps the states would be able to do the job the Federal government is unwilling or unable to do.

Jul 18 07:42


Webmaster's Commentary: 

Folks, ABCNNBBCBS is trying to con America into thinking that the gulf disaster is over simply because the well head is capped. This propaganda is being put out because BP wants to limit their financial losses over this mess and Obama does not want the Gulf Disaster, which he caused by not reining in the MMS during the first 400 days of his Presidency, following him into the November election.

So what all of you Rivero's Rangers need to do is to grab this and every other video on YouTube that shows oil leaking up from the floor of the ocean and email the link to your friends and families and explain to them that BP and Thad Allen capped the well to get a pretty media picture knowing there was damage to the well casing 1000 feet down and that the oil would simply leak out there instead of the top.

Jul 18 07:35

Roads to Ruin: Towns Rip Up the Pavement

Paved roads, historical emblems of American achievement, are being torn up across rural America and replaced with gravel or other rough surfaces as counties struggle with tight budgets and dwindling state and federal revenue. State money for local roads was cut in many places amid budget shortfalls.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

But your taxes go to build brand new roads for Jews only in the occupied Palestinian West Bank!

The US Government loots your lives to give to Israel! When will you recover your right to say "no?"

A founding principle of our nation is that the government rules with the consent of the governed. I do not consent to have our taxes go to build Jews-only roads in occupied Palestine while our own roads are allowed to crumble back to dirt and gravel.I rather expect that very few Americans (emphasis on 'Americans' would give their consent.

Jul 18 07:33

Major quakes Aleutians and New Guinea

Webmaster's Commentary: 

There is no truth to the rumor that the Earth is shrinking as the oil leaks out of the gulf. :)

Jul 18 07:31

Fed's volte face sends the dollar tumbling

Usually the dollar serves as a safe haven whenever the world takes fright, and there was plenty of sobering news from China and other quarters on Thursday. Not this time. The US itself has become the problem.

"The worm is turning," said David Bloom, currency chief at HSBC. "We're in a world of rotating sovereign crises. The market seems to become obsessed with one idea at a time, then violently swings towards another. People thought the euro would break-up. Now we're moving into a new phase because we're hearing alarm bells of a US double dip."

Jul 18 07:28

U.S. Risks Military Clash With China In Yellow Sea

Delayed until after the United States achieved a United Nations Security Council statement on July 9 condemning the sinking of a South Korean warship in March, Washington’s plans for naval maneuvers in the Yellow Sea near Chinese territorial waters are forging ahead.

An exact date for the war games has not yet been announced, but is expected to be formalized no later than when U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Secretary of Defense Robert Gates arrive in the South Korean capital of Seoul on July 21.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Remember; although the UN Security Council condemned the sinking of the South Korean ship, it did not assign any blame for that sinking to North Korea.

Rattling sabers is not a sound way to persuade China to get its recalcitrant client state, North Korea, back to the bargaining table.

These exercises appear to be engineered to ratchet up tensions in the region, rather than diffuse them.

Jul 18 07:22

Changing Stance, Administration Now Defends Insurance Mandate as a Tax

When Congress required most Americans to obtain health insurance or pay a penalty, Democrats denied that they were creating a new tax. But in court, the Obama administration and its allies now defend the requirement as an exercise of the government’s “power to lay and collect taxes.”

And that power, they say, is even more sweeping than the federal power to regulate interstate commerce.

Administration officials say the tax argument is a linchpin of their legal case in defense of the health care overhaul and its individual mandate, now being challenged in court by more than 20 states and several private organizations.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This alleged "health care" bill was never about health care; it was only about extracting more tax dollars out of We the People, period, end of discussion.

Jul 18 06:36

Slaying the Debt Spider

Slaying the Debt Spider

By Chris Bollyn
July 17, 2010

The webs of deception and debt are controlled by an evil spider that is seldom seen.

"There are two ways to conquer and enslave a nation. One is by the sword. The other is by debt."
- U.S. President John Adams

"Britain is the slave of an international financial bloc."
- British Prime Minister David Lloyd George, June 20, 1934

"If the American people only understood the rank injustice of our money and banking system, there would be a revolution before morning."
- U.S. President Andrew Jackson, 1829

July 17, 2010

Jul 17 22:30

Argentina cold snap (harsh even for winter)

An arctic air mass is hovering over the middle of the country, bringing frigid temperatures and leaving snow on the ground. In Cordoba, north and east of the capital, roads and homes were blanketed in white, making driving conditions trecherous, but exciting children with the rare snowfall.

Jul 17 21:25

Bishop Donald Corder: A Theory of Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) of Israel

Clear, radical and out of the zone vibrations must inspire the creativity that will be necessary to sufficiently wound the beast of Zion through BDS financial confrontations sufficient to deter their continued designs for the Nation of Palestine, ongoing genocide of its people along with their culture; and subjugation of the Arab Nations.

Jul 17 20:50

Army: Record number of suicides for June

Soldiers killed themselves at the rate of one per day in June, making it the worst month on record for Army suicides, the service said Thursday.

There were 32 confirmed or suspected suicides among soldiers in June, including 21 among active-duty troops and 11 among National Guard or Reserve forces, according to Army statistics.

Seven soldiers killed themselves while in combat in Iraq or Afghanistan in June, according to the statistics. Of the total suicides, 22 soldiers had been in combat, including 10 who had deployed two to four times.

Jul 17 18:43

Four Dead In Juarez Car Bombing

People in Juarez are recovering from a car bomb that killed four Thursday night. The victims include two federal agents, an ambulance worker and a doctor who was in the area when the bomb went off...

Jul 17 18:00


Corexit is a product line of solvents primarily used as a dispersant for breaking up oil slicks. It is produced by Nalco Holding Company which is associated with BP . Corexit 9500, four times more toxic than crude oil, is one of the most poisonous dispersants ever developed, and is up to 20 times more toxic than other dispersants, and only half as effective.

When Corexit 9500, with its 2.61 ppm toxicity level, is combined with the warm waters of the Gulf much of it will transition into a gaseous state that will be absorbed into clouds, to be released as toxic rain upon all of the Eastern United States

Jul 17 17:58


Even Imaginary Enemies Can Get Tired

For the last decade, America has been shuffling its entire military, including hundreds of thousands of private contractors, in and out of the Middle East on little more than a “snipe hunt.” Time for a reality check. Iraq never attacked the US. Reports say Al Qaeda may have fewer than 30 men in Afghanistan.

The Taliban has been asking for a cease fire for months. Turkey and Brazil negotiated a nuclear deal with Iran ending any possible threat, one we strangely, very strangely ignored. “Thermo-nuclear Israel’s” continual whining and manipulation is wearing thin. America’s economy, her Army and her suffering veterans demand an end to our Bush era phony war.

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Jul 17 17:20

NATO: Whoring Itself To American Imperialism

Where the US claims its presence in Iraq and Afghanistan is only temporary the massive infrastructures established in these countries in the form of military bases belies this claim. They are not dispensing “Enduring Freedom” but an enduring presence and Afghanistan and Iraq are only the most recent franchises in a global network of over 700 US military bases.

Imperialism is a very expensive game and has left America the most indebted country in the world. It is fighting foreign wars with borrowed money on borrowed time. It then becomes necessary to defray the costs of this cretinous extravagance by coercing allies, namely NATO, into being the whores of US imperialism all too willing to cough up cash and lives in a sorely corrupted cause for despicable motives.

Jul 17 16:05

KBR Wins $35M Pentagon Contract Despite Criminal Probe Into Electrocution Deaths

Defense contractor KBR Inc. has been awarded a $35 million Pentagon contract involving major electrical work, even as it is under criminal investigation in the electrocution deaths of at least two U.S. soldiers in Iraq.

The announcement of the new KBR contract came just months after the Pentagon, in strongly worded correspondence obtained by The Associated Press, rejected the company's explanation of serious mistakes in Iraq and its proposed improvements. A senior Pentagon official, David J. Graff, cited the company's "continuing quality deficiencies" and said KBR executives were "not sufficiently in touch with the urgency or realities of what was actually occurring on the ground."

Jul 17 16:03

Methane Thought To Be Responsible For Mass Extinction

What caused the worst mass extinction in Earth's history 251 million years ago? An asteroid or comet colliding with Earth? A greenhouse effect? Volcanic eruptions in Siberia? Or an entirely different culprit? A Northwestern University chemical engineer believes the culprit may be an enormous explosion of methane (natural gas) erupting from the ocean depths.

Jul 17 16:03

FLASHBACK - Methane eruption blamed for mass extinction

A massive explosion of colourless, odourless natural gas erupting from the ocean depths may have caused the worst mass extinction in the Earth's history some 251 million years ago, according to U.S. geologists.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is what these bozos are messing with!

Jul 17 15:36

More Dollars to Israel as Settlements Grow

The United States will give Israel the largest "security package" ever, according to its Assistant Secretary of State Andrew Shapiro on July 16. Shapiro said the security aid package would be "the most extensive in history", elaborating that in 2010, the administration requested from Congress $2,775 billion in security assistance funding specifically for Israel. According to its own rationale, the US says this boost in money to Israel's security would help to advance the peace process with the Palestinians.

Jul 17 15:34

Robert Fisk: They're all grovelling and you can guess the reason

For that was the collective sin of Misses Nasr and Guy. What they said might have made Israel's supporters angry. And that will never do. The reality is that CNN should have told Israel's lobbyists to get lost, and the Foreign Office – which was indeed upbraided by the Israeli foreign ministry – should have asked the Israeli government when it is going to stop thieving Arab land. But as my old mate Rami Khoury put it in the Jordanian press this week, "We in the Middle East are used to this sort of racist intellectual terrorism. American and British citizens who occasionally dare to speak accurately about the Middle East and its people are still learning about the full price of the truth when Israeli interests are in the room."

Jul 17 14:55

Another Obama Lie, ConRats Robbing $400 Million From Katrina Victims To Pay For BP Gulf Oil Spill

Congress Robbing $400 Million From Katrina Victims To Pay For BP Gulf Oil Spill
Posted by Alexander Higgins - July 17, 2010 at 5:24 pm -
Yes, Federal Government has repeatedly assured the public over and over again that BP will pay for every dime of costs related to the oil spill.
But as we have seen throughout this crisis the Government has repeatedly told the public one thing and has done another.
The lip service has even been echoed by President Obama himself on several occasions.

Jul 17 13:54

Flashback: Bush Authorizes New Covert Actions Against Iran

Nothing to do with the Mosque attack, I'm sure.....


Jul 17 13:15

Water sample "exploded” when chemist tested for oil; “Most likely” methane or Corexit

[Another] sample was a spot in Orange Beach, where again, we found kids playing. and we found our highest content of oil and petroleum. 221 parts per million. …

When Naman added an organic solvent to separate the oil from the water [collected at Dauphin Island Marina, near some boom], just like he did with all the other samples, this sample exploded right in his lab. “It was almost instantaneous. Actually, maybe one second. that’s just weird.” The result surprised even our chemist.

“We think it most likely happened, either due to the presence of methanol, or methane gas. or the presence of the dispersant, Corexit.”

Jul 17 12:41

This Is the Real Netanyahu : ‘America Won’t Get in Our Way…It’s Easily Moved’

The government of Israel is led by a man who…thinks that Washington is in his pocket and that he can pull the wool over its eyes. It should be noted that Bibi isn’t the only prime minister who boasted of such manipulation of the U.S.

Jul 17 11:20

Israel’s parliamentary mob

Uri Avnery considers the current profile of the Israeli parliament, the Knesset, which has become home to a large and growing number of vulgar fascists, racists and ignoramuses.

Jul 17 11:18

The Israeli-US love affair

Paul J. Balles views the aspects of the Israeli-US love affair that American politicians and media prefer not to talk about, from US taxpayer subsidies for illegal Jewish settlements and nuclear technology transfer to Israel, to the virtual licensing of Israeli spying on the USA itself.

Jul 17 11:07


In other news Meg Ryan and Dustin Hoffman decided not to attend the Jerusalem film festival after the Gaza raid and are added to the growing list of International artists boycotting the apartheid state. We must intensify the demand for total boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) against the apartheid state of Israel.

Jul 17 10:45

Gulf coast fishermen angry over oil claims ruling

Fishermen in Mississippi say they are angry that under the terms of BP's $20 billion oil spill fund, money they earn doing clean-up will be subtracted from their claim against the company.

Jul 17 10:33

FLASHBACK - Was TWA 800 Shot Down By a Military Missile?

Jul 17 10:18

The Polanski Gambit and the Old World Order.

This practice is widespread in the religions and governments around the globe. Over the last few decades a lot of evidence has surfaced which indicates beyond any reasonable doubt that there is a longstanding European operation headquartered in Belgium that extends to Portugal, Spain, France and the U.K. Certainly it, no doubt, is extant in all of the other countries but those named have been prominent in the news in recent times. Any and all investigations come up upon a wall of official resistance which has also been reported in the mainstream media.

Jul 17 10:07

Patriot Act Political Prisoner Lynne Stewart Sentenced to Ten Years in Prison

The full force of the U.S. criminal "justice" system came down on
innocent political prisoner, 30-year veteran human rights attorney
and radical political activist Lynne Stewart today, July 15, 2010.

In an obviously pre-prepared one hour and twenty minute technical
tour de force designed to give legitimacy to a reactionary ruling
Federal District Court John Koeltl, who in 2005 sentenced Stewart to
28 months in prison following her frame-up trial and jury conviction
on four counts of "conspiracy to aid and abet terrorism,"
re-sentenced Stewart to 120 months or ten years. Stewart will serve
her sentence in Danbury, Connecticut's minimum security prison.

Jul 17 09:33

Blumenauer demands that Pentagon explain KBR immunity deal

U.S. Rep. Earl Blumenauer is demanding that the Pentagon explain how war contractor Kellogg, Brown and Root may have been granted immunity from harming any soldier or civilian in Iraq.

In a sharply worded letter Wednesday, Blumenauer gave the secretary of defense five days to produce details of KBR's claims of indemnification. The details of a secret agreement have emerged in a U.S. District Court case in Portland and were reported Tuesday in The Oregonian. Blumenauer said he plans to take his concerns to colleagues on the House Armed Services Committee.

Jul 17 09:32

Hexavalent chromium case: Iraq contractor cut deal for lawsuit immunity

American taxpayers -- and not KBR-- will likely pay if the war contractor is found to have harmed Oregon Army National Guard veterans who say they were exposed to cancer-causing chemicals in Iraq. The startling details emerged in documents related to a U.S. District Court hearing Monday that illuminate the secretive world of defense contracting.

Documents show that within days of the 2003 Iraq invasion, Kellogg, Brown and Root delivered an ultimatum to the Pentagon:

Either the Army cover the potential cost of any soldier or civilian killed or harmed on a KBR project – or the defense contractor would not carry out its no-bid contract restoring Iraqi oil.

Jul 17 09:31

Obama Bumper Sticker Removal Kit

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I bought a new bumper.

Jul 17 09:17


Remember the video ‘Feeling the Hate in Jerusalem’? It was banned by YouTube for portaying too true a picture of zionism….. but you can still see it HERE.

Thankfully, what is shown there is not the norm, nor does it represent a true picture of Israelis, in fact, most in that clip were imports from the ‘Good Ole USA’.

Below you can see another side of Israeli society, ones that cares about it’s fellow citizens, ones that care about Palestinians and ones that have been fighting for Justice in East Jerusalem for over a year now……

Jul 17 09:06

Interview responses by Richard Falk to questions regarding his Annual Reports as Special Rapporteur for the occupied Palestinian Territories on behalf of UN Human Rights Council

Interviewed by C.J. Polychroniou, a freelance journalist, mainly published in Athens

CJP: Upon whose request was this report submitted and what are its main findings?

Jul 17 08:56

Congressman introduces resolution to protect citizens who videotape cops

A U.S. Congressman has introduced a resolution that would protect citizens who videotape cops in public from getting arrested on state wiretapping charges.

Edolphus Towns, a Democrat from New York, introduced the resolution on Thursday, the same day USA Today wrote a scathing editorial denouncing these types of arrests.

Jul 17 08:49


Israeli settlement expansion continues to make a mockery of efforts to reach a solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, writes Khalid Amayreh in occupied Jerusalem

Jul 17 08:48


Jul 17 08:32


You can create a native app that lives with all the other apps, and for the most part, it’s going to be a pitch-perfect imitation.

You can do this with the skill set you probably already have: HTML(5), CSS, and JavaScript.

I’ll show you how to create an offline HTML5 iPhone application. More specifically, I’ll walk you through the process of building a Tetris game.

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This is a cute little trick submitted by a reader while I was figuring out how to put fake applications and phone calls on the iPhone for this TV show... that... I... am... not... working... on... any... more...........(ahem). If you have access to your own server, you can set up a simple download that you view in Safari, then save to the main screen as a standalone app. Now, I cannot share anything I worked on for the show, but as part of my testing I re-implemented the Javascript Apollo DSKY simulator as an iPhone app, which you can install and play with by doing the following.

1. Using the Safari browser in the iPhone, go to http://whatreallyhappened.com/iPhone/index.html

You will see the simulator running in the browser.

2. Press the + button at the bottom of the screen, then on the pop-up menu, select "Add to Home Screen".

3.Press "Add" at upper right. Safari will exit and you will see the new app. The original source is available at http://sixrevisions.com/web-development/html5-iphone-app/ and if you can write HTML5 and Java, you can make your own local iPhone app to play with then the iPhone 4 drops your calls!

Jul 17 08:31


The ORG says that an attack against Iran is unlikely to see an end to Iran’s nuclear ambitions and, indeed, may even spur them on. The problem, however, is that an attack against Iran will not be by just Israel but also the US. And the war aims is not to disarm Iran of something that it hasn’t got, as we have seen attempted before in the case of Iraq, but to bring about regime change in Iran and to eliminate Israel’s enemies in order to allow Israel to create a Greater Israel.

Jul 17 08:25

PAUL BALLES: The Israeli-US love affair

Occasionally someone asks why I often carry on about Israel and America. My response: Israel continues to break all the rules of respectable national behaviour with unabashed US support.

The only way to stop that? Have truth reach enough people about American support for Israel’s treatment of the Palestinians and using American warmongers to advance Israel’s destructive goals.

The relationship between Israel and the US becomes more disgusting every day. That’s an opinion shared by scholars and commentators who are often ignored by the mainstream media.

According to Professor Norman Finklestein, “Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu discussing their countries’ foreign relations resembles two lovers discussing their future together.”

Jul 17 08:15

VIDEO: Netanyahu Brags About How Easy It Is To Manipulate The United States

Background: Netanyahu is visiting the home of a woman who just lost her
husband, and she is being cheered by five other widows. There’s a young
boy present, and Netanyahu asks (at about 3:00) that they turn off the
camera so he can speak to them “freely”. The camera gets turned on again
in mid-conversation.

Jul 17 07:55

How Facts Backfire

Researchers discover a surprising threat to democracy: our brains.

In the end, truth will out. Won’t it?

Maybe not.

Jul 17 07:52

How's Rupert Murdoch's paywall working out at the Times of London?

My sources say that not only is nobody subscribing to the website, but subscribers to the paper itself--who have free access to the site--are not going beyond the registration page. It's an empty world.

The wider implications of this emptiness are only just starting to become clear. A Murdoch and Fleet Street veteran with whom I've been corresponding about the paywall reported to me on his recent conversation with an A-list entertainment publicist: "What was really interesting to me was that this person volunteered a blinding realization. 'Why would I get any of my clients to talk to the Times or the Sunday Times if they are behind a paywall? Who can see it? I can't even share a link and they aren't on search. It's as though their writers don't exist anymore.'"

Jul 17 07:36

Local Makers

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Website that tries to connect American small manufacturers with customers.

Jul 17 07:33

The Right To Nullify This Government

The passive approach of crossing our fingers and hoping Washington will follow the Constitution has not worked. The only surprising thing about it is that anyone could have expected it to work in the first place. It is long past time for those of us who want to confine the federal government to its constitutional limits to try something different.

Jul 17 07:12

Iran blames West over mosque attack

Iran has blamed the West and Israel for the twin suicide bombings on a mosque two days ago that killed at least 27 people and left scores wounded.

As funerals for the victims of Thursday's attack got under way, Iranian police also arrested 40 people for "creating disturbances", local media reported on Saturday.

The Jundallah (Soldiers of God) group claimed responsibility for the bombings, which targeted a Shia mosque attended by members of the elite Revolutionary Guards in the predominantly Sunni city of Zahedan in the Sistan-Baluchestan province.

Jul 17 07:12

US Funded, KSM Founded, CIA Backed Al Qaeda Group, Jundallah Blows Up a Mosque in Iran Again

Jul 17 07:08

900-year-old Song dynasty drains save Chinese city from deadly floods

A 900-year-old drainage system has saved a city in south China from severe floods that have left over one hundred people dead and a million homeless across the region.

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And THAT is how infrastructure is supposed to be done!

Jul 17 07:06

Scott Brown's Keynote Speech to AIPAC

"I was disappointed that, after the unfortunate loss of life on the sea outside Gaza, many rushed to condemn Israel before the facts of this situation became clear. Many conveniently ignored the fact that Israel is at war. Each and every day thousands of its innocent men, women and children face the threat of lethal rocket attacks out of Gaza. Some of the usual critics of Israel have used recent events to question the strong relationship between our countries. They clearly do not understand what makes these two countries special and unique sources of hope to the world.

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Scott Brown thinks that it is okay for Israel to attack a US-flagged ship in international waters.

Scott Brown thinks that it is okay for Israel to attack American peace workers in international waters.

Scott Brown thinks that it is okay for Israel to shoot and kill a 19-year old American from New York, carrying a US Passport by shooting him in the head while he lay on the deck, in international waters.

Next time Scott Brown is up for re-election, please educate him that America needs leaders that put America first, second, and third.

Jul 17 06:59

Rust Discovered On Bank Of Russia Issued 999 Gold Coins

As a consequence of this discovery, IRPS decided to "rid itself of all stocks, bought up earlier from the Central Bank on behalf of investors. Investment coins "St. George The Conqueror", as well as other gold coins of the Bank of Russia, are now excluded from the company's operations until all circumstances in the case are determined." Additional, as disclosed in the interview below for Here and Now show on TVRainRu, the Russian Central Bank would buy back the coins at a price of 9,300 rubles, despite prevailing prices for the bullion at well over 10,000.

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First the tungsten gold bars, now rust...

Is someone trying to scare small investors away from gold and back into the stock market, now that we are headed into another downturn?

Jul 17 06:48

Netanyahu In 2001: 'America Is A Thing You Can Move Very Easily'

"They asked me before the election if I'd honor [the Oslo accords]," he said. "I said I would, but ... I'm going to interpret the accords in such a way that would allow me to put an end to this galloping forward to the '67 borders. How did we do it? Nobody said what defined military zones were. Defined military zones are security zones; as far as I'm concerned, the entire Jordan Valley is a defined military zone. Go argue."

Jul 17 06:46

Life For All But Super Wealthy Will Be Hell On Earth?

In our leading article today we provide an overview of the nightmare future envisaged by a recent Rockefeller Foundation study which describes a global dictatorship tightly controlled by the world’s elite and super rich.

The Rockefeller blueprint for a new world order entitled “Scenarios for the Future of Technology and International Development,” predicts four future narratives.

One narrative in particular, “Hack Attack” outlines a scenario in which Technology is demonized as a criminal weapon prevalent in a world where civilization has all but collapsed.

Jul 17 06:45

According to Pope Benny the Rat, female priests are equal to pedophiles

Pedophilia is a sin, says the Pope, but so is any attempt to ordain female priests.

Jul 17 06:34

CNN reports well has “weak points at 9,000? and “17,000 feet” that BP is likely “watching in the seismic”

Jul 17 06:32

Another video showing what looks like oil seeping up from ocean floor near BP well.

Jul 17 06:30

Oil coming from sea floor near BP well?

Jul 17 06:29

More oil seepage frm the ocean floor around the BP well head?

Jul 17 06:24

FLASHBACK - Gulf seafloor crack leak in slow motion shows oil coming from crack

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These was leakage from the sea floor back in June.

Jul 17 06:17

What is going on, here? More oil coming up through the sea floor?