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March 14, 2010

Mar 14 11:00

Israeli Historian: Israel Could Find Itself Forced To Wipe Out Europe

Noted Israeli military historian Martin Karfeld stated that Israel could find itself one day forced to exterminate the European continent using all kinds of weapons including its nuclear arsenal if it felt its demise neared, stressing that Israel also considers Europe a hostile target.

“We have hundreds of nuclear warheads and missiles that can reach different targets in the heart of the European continent, including beyond the borders of Rome, the Italian capital,” Karfeld said, adding that most of the European capitals would become preferred targets for the Israeli air force.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

To characterize this man as barking mad is to completely ignore the very real danger of Israeli nuclear weapons, not only to its neighbors in the Middle East but the world, as well as to ignore the very real possibility of an Israeli genocide/diaspora against the Palestinians currently living in East Jerusalem, the West Bank, and Gaza.

Mar 14 10:50

States Freezing Tax Refunds

Residents eager to get their state tax refunds may have a long wait this year: The recession has tied up cash and caused officials in half a dozen states to consider freezing refunds, in one case for as long as five months.

States from New York to Hawaii that have been hard-hit by the economic downturn say they have either delayed refunds or are considering doing so because of budget shortfalls.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Isn't that kind of a retro-active tax increase? Without legislative approval? And with the dollar collapsing, doesn't delaying the tax refunds cause the refunds to be worth less in real purchasing power?

Isn't it time to end the wars, end the propping up of Wall Street, end the propping up of Israel, and start spending US Tax Dollars on the US Taxpayer??????

Mar 14 10:48

Powerful Quakes: 7.0 hits Indonesia and 6.6 hits Japan

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Mr. Gore; When you can prevent THIS, then you can have our money!

Mar 14 10:46

ADL: US Criticism of Israel troubling

The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) says it is shocked by the harsh public criticism recently directed at Israel by the US Administration.

"We are shocked and stunned at the Administration’s tone and public dressing down of Israel on the issue of future building in Jerusalem," Abraham H. Foxman, ADL National Director, said in a statement.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Memo to ADL National Director, Abraham H. Foxman: sir, it is the American people are "shocked and stunned" as to the massive economic and military aid given to Israel over all these years, when Israel consistently spits in our faces, and tells us it's raining when it comes to any approach toward a just and lasting peace between the Israelis and the Palestinians.

That price tag amounts to about 3 trillion dollars per year (yes, with a t), while homeless vets sleep in our streets, and our infrastructure crumbles here in the US.

Under the Symington Amendment, it is illegal for the US to provide any aid whatsoever to any country which has nuclear weapons but refuses to sign the NNPT, and have their weapons inspected.

So we, sir, are "shocked and stunned" that Israel, which does have nukes and refuses to sign the NNPT, or have their facilities inspected by the IAEA, continues to get trillions in American aid annually.

Emigrate While You Still Can - Finca Bayano In Panama!

Finco Bayano
Mar 14 10:45

Social Security to start cashing Uncle Sam's IOUs

Sounds like a good time to start tapping the nest egg. Too bad the federal government already spent that money over the years on other programs, preferring to borrow from Social Security rather than foreign creditors. In return, the Treasury Department issued a stack of IOUs — in the form of Treasury bonds — which are kept in a nondescript office building just down the street from Parkersburg's municipal offices.

Now the government will have to borrow even more money, much of it abroad, to start paying back the IOUs, and the timing couldn't be worse. The government is projected to post a record $1.5 trillion budget deficit this year, followed by trillion dollar deficits for years to come.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Back in the 1990s, I pointed out this was happening and that it would not end well for the taxpayer. And I recall that the very same paid internet shills who today insist the world really is getting warmer and that Saddam really did have nuclear weapons were back then saying that it really was perfectly okay for Clinton to loot Social Security to make up his "budget surplus."

"Gee, I hate being right all the time!" -- Malcolm , Jurassic Park

Mar 14 10:40

FLASHBACK - Cardinal accused over child sex priests

The leader of the Catholic Church in England and Wales failed to act appropriately when dealing with paedophile priests in his former diocese of Arundel and Brighton, a BBC investigation has uncovered.

Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor is currently the subject of a police inquiry over claims he covered up the activities of paedophile priest, Father Michael Hill.

Mar 14 10:32

Anti-Berlusconi strike paralyzes Italy

Italy has been hit by a nationwide worker strike following a call by the country's largest trade union, which has protested at Rome's economic and immigration policies.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

DON'T FORGET THE NATIONAL STRIKE HERE IN THE US APRIL 15-TH THROUGH APRIL 18TH (Tomorrow is a dress rehearsal for those who can make it!)

Mar 14 10:29

Groundwater Levels Continue Downward Spiral Around Coca-Cola Plant

In the nine years prior to Coca-Cola's bottling operations in Kala Dera, groundwater levels fell just 3 meters. In the nine years since Coca-Cola has been operating in Kala Dera, the groundwater levels have dropped 22.36 meters.


Mar 14 10:28

Fla. Woman Dies at Home After Weeklong Religious Fast

Authorities say a 55-year-old woman died alone in a bedroom of her central Florida home after locking herself in the room for several weeks for a lengthy religious fast.

Mar 14 10:27

United States of Foreclosures: How 'Bankquakes' Shake People from Their Homes

Ed Harrison who monitors this industry for a website called Credit Write Downs sees a "second wave coming"--like a new tsunami in a industry that All of Obama's horses and all of Obama's Men have not been able to do anything about. The idea of challenging fraud and deception with a debt relief plan goes a bit too far for these self-styled centrists.

Mar 14 10:27

US to lobby for endangered species listing for polar bear

Melting sea ice in the Arctic will kill thousands of bears in coming years, the US says

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Here we go again......

Mar 14 10:24

Wall Street: Inside The Collapse

The big banks that received billions of dollars from the U.S. government and continue to pay their executives large bonuses are engaged in a "very elegant form of theft" says former bond-trader-turned-author Michael Lewis.

He spoke to "60 Minutes" correspondent Steve Kroft in an interview to be broadcast Sunday, March 14, at 7 p.m. ET/PT.

Mar 14 10:23

Catholic child abuse - nuns also accused

Following recent reports about sexual abuse of children by Dutch priests, it now appears that some nuns also took advantage of their charges. Tuesday’s edition of newspaper De Telegraaf contains the story of Herman Harends, who says he was abused by nuns at a Roman Catholic boarding school he attended in the 1950s.

Mar 14 10:19

Spain predicts Israeli annexation of entire West Bank

Spain's Foreign Minister Miguel Angel Moratinos cautioned that the advancement would claim the entire Palestinian territories in the West Bank, should the current rate of acquisition survive for another two years, AFP reported on Saturday.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The man is absolutely correct on this.

Israel does not want peace; it wants territory, and by any means necessary.

Mar 14 10:16

State plan fines feds $2,000 over gun rules

Wyoming has joined a growing list of states with self-declared exemptions from federal gun regulation of weapons made, bought and used inside state borders – but lawmakers in the Cowboy State have taken the issue one step further, adopting significant penalties for federal agents attempting to enforce Washington's rules.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

States and citizens are getting fed up; what we see in Wyoming is a part of a real and growing trend.

Mar 14 10:16

States May Delay Tax Refunds

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Of course, YOU don't get to delay paying them in the first place!

After all, Israel NEEDS that money! Really! They DO!!!!!!!

Mar 14 10:14


In recent months there have been many cases in which minors aged 12-15 from Silwan, in East Jerusalem, were arrested in the middle of the night by police officers and Israel Security Agency agents accompanied by armed border policemen. The minors were taken out of their beds and brought to the police station in the Russian Compound, in West Jerusalem. Some of them were brought handcuffed, and none of the parents were allowed to accompany them. At the station, the minors were interrogated on suspicion of stone throwing. According to testimonies that some of them gave to B’Tselem, the interrogators beat and threatened them.

Mar 14 10:14


A spat over the Ramat Shlomo housing project in East Jerusalem becomes a bigger clash as the secretary of State calls it ‘an insult to the United States.’

Mar 14 10:13


Aside from the general reasons for the weekly Friday demos in Sheikh Jarrah, there is another reason that we’re there every Friday, even last week when we held the big rally. The reason is this: every Sabbath evening a group of extreme right-wing ultra-orthodox Jews (henceforth: the hooligans) congregate in front of one of the stolen houses in order to “pray”. So we come every Friday afternoon so as to maintain a presence.

Mar 14 10:13



As many of you know, a civil lawsuit in the case of our daughter
Rachel Corrie is scheduled for trial in the Haifa District Court
beginning March 10, 2010. A human rights observer and activist, Rachel, 23, tried nonviolently to offer protection for a Palestinian family whose home was threatened with demolition by the Israeli military.

On March 16, 2003, she was crushed to death by an Israel Defense Force (IDF) Caterpillar D9R bulldozer in Rafah, Gaza.

Mar 14 10:11

Yad Vashem ramping up effort to combat Holocaust denial

To demonstrate the creeping impact of Holocaust denial, Ephraim Kaye urges a simple Google search. Type in the word “Holocaust” and see what pops up.

“Of the first 60 hits, a third are of Holocaust deniers,” Kaye says. “It’s out there and we cannot stop it.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Truth needs no law to support it. Truth is self-evident to all. Truth withstands re-examination. Truth survives questions. Throughout history, from Galileo to Zundel, only lies and liars have resorted to the courts to enforce adherence to dogma." -- Michael Rivero

The fact is that conspiracies to lie to the public to trick them into supporting a political agenda not only exist, they are common everyday occurrences whether it is Global Warming or Saddam's "Nooks."

At the close of World War 2 the Zionists faced a formidable public relations problem. The world had just united against Hitler on the principle that one nation doe snot have a right to simply march into another nation and steal if for their own use.

And yet that is exact;y what the founders of Israel were planning to do, to match into Palestine and steal it for Israel.

The Zionists' task was to convince the world that what Germany could not be allowed to do to Poland, Israel must be allowed to do to Palestine. The Zionists needed a public relations tool powerful enough to trick the rest of the world into abandoning the very principles they had spent so much blood and gold on.

So, the slave-labor camps of the Nazis were propagandized into death camps; their enslaved populations portrayed as primarily Jewish, delousing became gassing, and the entire grizzly horror story decorated with hoaxes about soap made from human fat, lampshades made from human skin, mysterious electrical rays that caused bodies to vanish, and so forth. Rudolph Hoess was beaten into "confessing" how Jews were deliberately exterminated at Camp Walzcak.

So the world, ignoring Hitler's warning about falling for the "Big Lie", stood hack and allowed Israel to do to Palestine what Hitler was crushed for doing to Poland and France, etc. Indeed Israel's crimes against the Palestinians continue to this very day, protected from the world's condemnation by endless Hollywood images of the orthodox tale of WW2.

But time makes ancient truth uncouth. We know that Ramses II lied when he carved his temples to show a victory over the Hittites at Kadesh. We know that JBL lied about torpedoes in the Gulf of Tonkin. We know Bush lied about Saddam's 'nooks." We know IPCC and CRU are lying about human-caused global warming.

The great lies of history rarely survive for very long outside their own time.

Laboratory tests show the soap supposedly made from human fat contains very little fat, and that it came from pigs (a major embarrassment for all those graveyards that gave bars of soap funerals). Lab test showed the lampshades were made from goats. The shrunken heads displayed as trophies made by death camp commanders turned out to be souvenirs from South America totally unrelated to Hitler's time. There was no magic electrical machine that made bodies vanish. Ground penetrating radar shows no mass graves at Treblinka. Zyklon-B is an insecticide. The crematorium at Auschwitz was built AFTER the war to deal with the still-raging Typhus epidemics which were the real cause of the death and emaciation at the German camps. And the Camp Walczak testified to by Hoess never existed.

Although we are brainwashed from birth to always tell the truth, the reality is that we live in an age of lies told by our leaders to control us, loot us, molest our children, and then send them off to die in pointless wars of conquest.

Mar 14 10:09

China wants US reassurance over dollar

China's premier expressed concern about the U.S. dollar and called on Washington on Sunday to take "concrete steps" to reassure Beijing about the safety of its huge Treasury bond holdings.

"Any fluctuation in the value of the U.S. currency is a big concern for us," Premier Wen Jiabao said at a news conference.

Mar 14 10:04

Amy Holmes Plays Apologist for Bush Torture Lawyers

Now, conservatives on both sides of the Liz Cheney "Al Qaeda 7" smear of the Obama Justice Department have entered Seinfeld's Bizarro World where the polar opposite of truth reigns. For the likes of David Brooks, Marc Thiessen and Amy Holmes, the Obama DOJ lawyers who defended the U.S. Constitution are no different than the Bush torture team that undermined it.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Telepimping for Torture" poses a number of problems for this country's moral compass and image, problems which Amy Holmes, with her considerable intelligence, recognizes, but refuses to address, so I will.

1. The institutionalization of torture by the US means that, for all practical intents and purposes, we have abandoned every human rights accord to which the US has ever been a signatory, including the Geneva Convention.

From the inception of this country during the Revolutionary War, the concept of the use of torture was an anathema to the founding fathers, particularly George Washington.

Through the institutionalization of torture, this country has fallen off a moral cliff, and the only way to right that is to prosecute everyone, at the highest level in this government, who ever signed off on torture to the fullest extent of the law.

2. As we have understood from the times of the Catholic Inquisition, torture only gets the tortured person to say what the torturers want to hear to get the torture to stop. What is desired by the torturers is a pre-determined "confession" though which they can justify their use of torture.

3. Any government official of this country or private citizen can never again talk about freedom, human rights, and human dignity with a straight face when, while we torture, we observe those values in the breach, not in the observance of those values. We, as a nation, have become a nation of hypocrites when we torture.

4. In institutionalizing torture, the US gives "carte blanch" for any military or intelligence operative of a hostile country to do the same to our military or civilians.

Chew on that last one for a while, will you, particularly if you have any family or friends actively serving in any part of the US military.

Mar 14 09:42

Corporate entity becomes ‘candidate’, kicks off bid for Congress

When the Supreme Court decided the case Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, henceforth allowing corporate soft money to influence U.S. elections, Rep. Alan Grayson (D-FL) cynically opined that it would lead to the election of the "congressman from Wal-Mart."

Turns out, he may be right.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Since Congress is, and has been for some time, for sale to the highest corporate bidder, this is simply the next logical step.

Mar 14 09:39

Axelrod: Israeli settlement plan ‘an insult’

President Obama's chief political adviser condemned the move Sunday. "This was an affront, it was an insult," David Axelrod told NBC's Tom Brokaw.

"But most importantly, it undermined this very fragile effort to bring peace to that region," he said. "We just now have started proximity talks, shuttle diplomacy between the Palestinians and the Israelis. For this announcement to come at that time was very destructive."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"But hey, we'll keep funneling the money and the arms to Israel, in direct violation of the Symington Amendment!!" - official white horse souse.

Mar 14 09:32

NASA study suggests UN rainforest claims also mistaken

A new study, funded by Nasa, has found that the most serious drought in the Amazon for more than a century had little impact on the rainforest's vegetation.

The findings appear to disprove claims by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) that up to 40% of the Amazon rainforest could react drastically to even a small reduction in rainfall and could see the trees replaced by tropical grassland.

Mar 14 09:29

FLASHBACK - “For Fear of the Jews”

When I met Mark, many years ago, I expected to meet a raving Jew-hating fanatic, such being the generic reputation of “Holocaust deniers.” I was immediately and subsequently impressed to find that he was just the opposite: a mild-mannered, good-humored, witty, scholarly man who habitually spoke with restraint and measure, even about enemies who would love to see him dead. The same is true of other members of the Institute. In my many years of acquaintance with them, I have never heard any of them say anything that would strike an unprejudiced listener as unreasonable or bigoted.

Mar 14 09:19

Benedict's involvement 'shows extent of cover-ups'

Irish victims of clerical sex abuse said the involvement of Pope Benedict XVI in covering up for paedophile priests showed that the practice was endemic within the Catholic Church and said he should now consider his own position.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The next question to ask is whether granting all these churches that are molesting all these children tax-exempt status makes every American taxpayer an accomplice to the crimes?

Owl 1
Mar 14 09:13

Holocaust Memorials DEFACED With Anti-Semitic Slurs

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And right on time, JUST when Israel needs to pump sympathy and cry "anti-Semitism" as the EU endorses the Goldstone Report and the US dares express anger with Israel for Israel's humiliation of Joe Biden. A leaked strategy paper detailing Israel's plan to counter the growing public relations crisis and the boycott/divestment going on was to USE THE COVER OF ANTISEMITISM. And sure enough, what better way to buiold sympathy for Israel than to drag out the swastikas yet again!

How do we know this is yet another hate crime hoax? Well, mostly because when the painters of swastika get caught, they turn out to be Jewish, playing for sympathy.

But more to the point, nobody cares about the @#$%ing swastika any more except Israel! The Nazis are dead and gone; their regalia little more than curios and museum pieces collecting dist in dark corners. Only Israel still attaches any importance to Swastikas; they have become Israel's trademarked logo for the "You should feel sorry for us while we do to Gaza exactly what the Nazis did to Warsaw" advertising campaign!

It is predictable and inevitable. Every time Israel's actions get it into political trouble. out come the swastikas again, to trick the world back into feeling sorry for tiny little helpless nuclear-armed and very rich on YOUR tax dollars Israel, trembling in fear of attack from the people whose homes Israel steals every single day and whose children wither under the rain of white phosphorus.

Mar 14 09:11

China wants US reassurance over dollar

China's premier expressed concern about the U.S. dollar and called on Washington on Sunday to take "concrete steps" to reassure Beijing about the safety of its huge Treasury bond holdings...

Mar 14 08:59

Middle Class Americans Losing Financial Ground on Retirement – As Stock Market Rebounds more Middle Class Americans Have Less Money and Fewer Jobs. How is Health Care Spending Boosting GDP a Good Thing?

As more and more data is released on this Great Recession it is becoming abundantly clear that we have two tracks people are following. On one track where most travel, we have middle class Americans dealing with the highest unemployment in a generation while seeing their net worth dissolve. On the other side of the road, the one lane highway for the tiny percent of the extremely wealthy, we see an extraordinary jump in wealth since the depth of the crisis in March of 2009 when the S&P 500 touched that unholy number of 666. It must seem like a cruel joke that with the stock market being up nearly 70 percent since that low point in 2009, the vast majority of Americans are wondering why they don’t feel much of that rally when they open their wallets.

Mar 14 08:54

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Mar 14 08:53


An attack against a student group that was sympathetic to the Palestinians occurred at the University of Western Ontario in 1982. The student group was refused official recognition because of its support for the Palestinians and for sponsoring Palestinian and Arab speakers. After this refusal a complaint was made to the Ontario Human Rights Commission.

Mar 14 08:39

30 Years of Global COOLING!

One IPCC scientist believes it's already underway. Host Katie Fehlinger explains his theory.

Mar 14 08:39

RACHEL, the film Israel does NOT want you to see

Footage from Rachel's murder by the Israeli Defense Forces. Actual cockpit transmission from the D-9 bulldozer driver to the watch tower, saying he "hit an object" and "I think the object got hit by the dobby (D-9) and he is in a severe condition." He is asked "Did you see him?" and responds "Yes I saw him, I think he is dead."

From the documentary "Rachel: An American Conscience"


Mar 14 08:35

Leaked Zionist strategy Paper to counter BDS

Here is a leaked copy of the Zionist plan to attack the Boycott and Divestment Campaign Against Israel's Occupation and to strategy to shut down the debate on the Palestinian issue and to shift it discussion of anti-Semitism and not Israel's illegal Occuption and illegal settlements and human rights violations.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Translation: Israel's supporters should start painting swastikas everywhere because Israel really needs sympathy right now!

Mar 14 08:33

9/11 Critical Mass?

So where does this lead us? Is 9/11 truth destined to be like the JFK assassination where most everyone knows the official story was a lie but it doesn't matter? Where the government and media win the cover up wars and we're all dead before the truth may finally be known, if ever?

Or is there a plan to slowly allow the truth to become known even to the most 'head in the sand' Americans who are scared of the facts? And to what purpose? The collapse of the US and a solution imposed that may involve something along the lines of a world government to keep this from ever happening again?

Mar 14 08:03

Jesse Ventura plans Mall of America stop on "American Conspiracies" book tour

The former governor will be at the Apache Mall in Rochester on March 19, the Mall of America rotunda on March 21, and the Rosedale Center on March 22.

Mar 14 07:48

9/11 : Flight 93 Second Debris Field at Indian Lake Six Miles Away

Mar 14 07:03

Ron Paul - Federal Reserve Creates Bubbles and Busts

They are building a New World Order where they have complete control over everyone and they will own everything. They control the world's media and own the central banks in almost every country. They use these central banks to create paper money from nothing and lend it to governments and individuals and charge interest on the new money they created.

The base of the New World Orders power is the extreme wealth that they have been able to obtain by a monopoly of credit.

They have created a world wide banking system in which they can create money from nothing and lend it to governments and individuals.

Mar 14 07:02

Michael Parenti -- Myth of Under Development!

The stupendous fortunes that were-and still are being extracted by the European and North American investors should remind us that there are very few really poor nations in what today is commonly called the Third World. Brazil is rich; Indonesia is rich; and so are the Philippines, Chile, Bolivia, Zaire, Mexico, India, and Malaysia. Only the people are poor. Of course in some areas, as in parts of Africa south of the Sahara, the land has been so ruthlessly plundered that it too is now impoverished, making life all the more desperate for its inhabitants.
... the Third World is not "underdeveloped" but overexploited.

Mar 14 06:46

$650 Million Payout Proves Government Conspired To Lie About 9/11

Authorities hid truth surrounding September 11 in the immediate aftermath of the attack, telling dying heroes “the air is safe to breathe,” so how on earth can asking what else they lied about be hurtful to the very victims the government stabbed in the back?

Mar 14 05:54

The financial system in America is on the edge of default

The financial system in America is on the edge of default. A recent poll found that 92% of those surveyed wanted to unseat their current representative or Senator in Washington and only 21% believed that government enjoyed the consent of the governed. It’s very obvious people are not happy with the political, economic and financial situation presently. Eighty percent believe that government is enmeshed in partisan infighting. Not only between parties, but within parties as well. Politicians are very aware of these numbers and are frantic to get reelected. The public has recoiled in disgust. People are demanding that the power of government be curbed. People are sick and tired of paid off corrupt politicians, more than half of whom have been in office for more than ten years.

Mar 14 05:29

Iceland, the Mouse that Roared

We as a society need to start producing again. We need to start competing with others who wish to produce. This is how wealth is created. The more wealth we create, the more prosperous we all become. For a few decades now, we have tried to maintain our lifestyles with a service economy. It didn´t work. Now the economy is collapsing worldwide. Now the banks are hoarding that which they created and are trying to claim the real wealth that should be owned by private sovereigns. We need to ask ourselves, can we be proactive and stop this before we wake up and find ourselves in the same boat as Iceland? If not, will we simply say no and refuse to pay as they did, or will we allow our society to break down and resort to violence as the Greeks?

Mar 14 04:56

?: Has Blogging Peaked? Twitter Is So Much Easier

Nielsen Media Research estimates that of the 126 million blogs counted by its crawlers, the vast majority are rarely – if ever – updated.

Mar 14 04:54

President Obama backs DNA test in arrests

In an interview aired Saturday on “America’s Most Wanted,” Obama expressed strong agreement as host John Walsh extolled the virtues of collecting DNA at the time of an arrest and putting it into a single, national database

Mar 14 04:12

WH Chief Helped GOP Sink 9/11 Trial

Though Emanuel declined to be interviewed by the Post for its story (which generally praised his political pragmatism), Graham’s remarks suggest that Emanuel continued a rearguard action against Holder’s decision, signaling to Graham that he shouldn’t let up on the political pressure.

Mar 14 03:58

Venezuela's Chavez calls for internet controls

"The Internet cannot be something open where anything is said and done. Every country has to apply its own rules and norms," Chavez said. He cited German Chancellor Angel Merkel as having expressed a similar sentiment recently.

Mar 14 03:56

Wind, rain knock out power to 450K in Northeast

The winds downed trees and power lines throughout New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and Connecticut. The New York City area and southern New Jersey were among the hardest hit, with wind gusts of up to 67 mph recorded and power cut to a combined 335,000 customers.

Mar 14 03:40

Nasa searching for 'Nemesis,' Sun's Deadly Twin, Blamed for Comets on Collision Course

The star, also known as Nemesis, is five times the size of Jupiter and could be to blame for the impact that wiped out the dinosaurs 65 million years ago. The bombardment of icy missiles is being blamed by some scientists for mass extinctions of life that they say happen every 26 million years.

Nemesis is predicted to lie at a distance equal to 25,000 times that of the Earth from the Sun, or a third of a light-year.... it is up to five times the size of Jupiter or 7,000 times the size of Earth.

He said: "There is statistically significant evidence that this concentration of comets could be caused by a companion to the Sun."

Nasa scientists are searching for an invisible 'Death Star' that circles the Sun, which catapults potentially catastrophic comets at the Earth

Mar 14 02:18

US ponders denying Israel arms needed for Iran war

During a recent visit to Washington, Barak had reportedly criticized his hosts for stalling the delivery of the military items for the past three months, during which Israel was making preparations for a strike on Iran's nuclear infrastructure.

It is absolutely essential for these items to reach Israel before a military flare-up occurred in the region, Barak said, to such extent that if they could not be supplied to Israel at short notice, they should at least be held ready in emergency stores in US bases in the Negev desert in Israel.

Mar 14 01:43

The Video That Will Put Geithner Behind Bars

"Lehman has become merely the latest example of all that is broken with today's crony capitalist system.... The evident conclusion is that the core driver of modern capitalist society is fraud at its very core, and nothing short of a massive revolutionary overhaul of the political system, which is the number one defender .. of very lucrative bribes and kickbacks originating from the same rotten Wall Street that (is) nothing but a sham filled with toxic assets" Zero Hedge

This story isn't going away. Someone has to go to jail. It's clear that Geithner acted as the "chief facilitator" of industrial scale securities flim-flam which led directly to the Great Crash of '08. He needs to be held accountable for his actions.

Mar 14 01:39

Israel and America: Foolish tricks

Instead of embracing Mr Biden, Israel showed him the finger, choosing the very day of his visit to announce the construction of 1,600 new housing units in East Jerusalem. That counts as an in-your-face insult to a US administration that has demanded Israel freeze all settlement activity in the territories conquered in 1967, which include East Jerusalem. Little wonder that President Obama was said to be "incandescent with anger", spending 90 minutes on the phone to his deputy drafting a statement of condemnation rare for its ferocity.

March 13, 2010

Mar 13 23:30

Dealing With Formaldehyde, or, So You Got Stuck With A Toxic Trailer

Original Post

To All Dealing With a Trailer Situation:

Formaldehyde FEMA Trailers are now being auctioned off, to the general public, for pennies on the dollar, with nought but a (no doubt easily removable) sticker.

If you or someone you know could find this page useful – please get this page to them: Download, print, email, walk it over, whatever works. Tell them I said 'good luck with that.'

Mar 13 21:08

Economic fascism: corporate-directed health care instead of physician-directed public option at cost

*hyperlinks and two videos live at source*

Three out of five Americans want universal health care, as do three out of five US physicians. If corporate media were to communicate the cost-benefit analyses accurately, those numbers would increase because these studies assert that Americans would save between $100 billion and $300 billion every year.

These savings would cover everyone in the US while saving each of the ~100 million US households $1,000 to $3,000 every year.

Mar 13 20:20

Compensation For NY Times Chairman More Than Doubles

New York Times Co. (NYT) Chairman Arthur Sulzberger Jr. and President and Chief Executive Janet L. Robinson received big increases in compensation for 2009--a year when the company suffered layoffs, weakness in advertising markets and from broader worries about the future of print media...

Owl 2
Mar 13 17:10

Who’s to blame for the Iraq war? A not-so-trivial quiz

Maidhc Ó Cathail names and shames the top 19 politicians, academics and policy makers – all con men and all Zionist Jews – who lied and conspired to steer the US towwards aggression against the Iraqi people.

Mar 13 17:08

Oregon Police act swiftly after gun purchases

Police act swiftly after gun purchases
ODOT worker who'd been put on leave is mentally evaluated after buying handguns, AK-47
March 09, 2010 By Anita Burke
Concerns about an Oregon Department of Transportation employee who purchased several guns after being placed on leave prompted law enforcement across Southern Oregon to step in.
Negotiators and a SWAT team from Medford police safely took a man — whose name wasn't released — into protective custody Monday morning in the 500 block of Effie Street, Medford police said in a news release.
He was taken to Rogue Valley Medical Center for a mental-health evaluation.

Mar 13 17:08

Zionism – the antithesis of historical truthfulness

Gilad Atzmon argues that truth and truth seeking are alien to Jewish collective ideology and identity politics and that, therefore, unless we redouble our commitment to rigorous and unconditional historical research, “we will be subjected to Zionists and their neo-conservative agents’ plots”, “continue killing in the name of Jewish suffering” and “maintain our complicity in Western imperialist crimes against humanity”.

Mar 13 14:56

Are 9/11 first responders being tricked?

The 9/11 workers are finally being offered a big pile of cash after years of fighting for it in and out of court. Will the money be enough and what are the hidden truths behind the story? These heroes have been stricken with serious illness such as cancer.

Mar 13 14:16

PROMIS, precursor to PTECH & then Agile Software: (warning: conspiracy rich environment)

PROMIS evolved into ORACLE8i, used by Novartis to sequence the 1918 flu. Hmm. Would it have been because of copyright that Baxter, having lost out to Novartis, would have chosen the Ukraine (reputed to be, well, not specifically too diligent when enforcing copyright laws) to release the weaponized H1N1 (also based on the 1918 virus)? Of course, this is only a theory, based on an allegation which yet remains unconsidered by the MSM despite the mounting evidence...

Mar 13 14:06

Full body scanner propaganda

In summary, the REAL STORY is that the government knowingly allowed Mr. underpants to enter the "homeland." Because of their INCOMPETENCE, every citizen of the country will be inconvenienced FOREVER when travelling by airplane. Also, the taxpayer will get to pay for all of these unnecessary machines, as well as the associated manpower and maintenance to operate them, FOREVER. On the bright side, at least Michael Chertoff, former secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, will profit handsomely from this little fiasco because he represents the company that manufactures the full body scanners. Good for you Michael Chertoff and good for your friends! Nicely played.

Mar 13 13:55

H1N1 Manufactured At Ft. Dietrich?

Includes a partial transcript of an interview with Dr. True Ott.

Yes... we have all of the smoking guns that show where it was created... the vaccine that Novartis has... a master patent [on] ...is also mapped [matched?] with the feed-stock, that is, to begin with, in 2005....

OK, but the US attorneys are telling me 'You have no proof that this was released. You have a convincing case that this originated at Fort Dietrich, but how did it get out into the public?' They are telling me 'It's no crime to make a weaponized virus...'... You know I have to agree with him, its not, otherwise they would have been arrested 30 or 40 years ago...

Mar 13 13:37

The Stimulus Scam

Fabricating bogus economic growth is highly appealing to policy makers because they can easily produce such "growth" by wasteful consumption for war, welfare, and all kinds of popular government programs. Each stimulus package at first incites irrational jubilation but leaves behind a wasteland of failed projects and frustrated expectations.

Mar 13 12:36


“We are shocked and stunned at the Administration’s tone and public dressing down of Israel on the issue of future building in Jerusalem,” Abraham H. Foxman, ADL National Director, said in a statement.

Mar 13 12:35

FLASHBACK - Cardinal Roger M. Mahony target in US investigation: report

US federal prosecutors are investigating top church officials in the Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles over their handling of alleged clergy child molestation cases, according to reports overnight.

The Los Angeles Times, citing two unidentified police sources familiar with the case, reported that Cardinal Roger M. Mahony was among those being investigated by a federal grand jury to determine if he had failed to keep children safe from predatory priests.

Mar 13 12:12

Controversial native leader Ahenakew dies

David Ahenakew, the controversial Saskatchewan First Nations figure whose comments on Jews were the subject of several court cases, has died at the age of 76, reportedly from cancer.

Mar 13 12:12

In light of the accumulated molestation scandals, Pope Benny should ...

Blame the mess on Satan and/or Muslims
17% (245 votes)
Claim that God sanctifies molestation.
8% (122 votes)
Burn the heretics.
10% (146 votes)
47% (684 votes)
Trade in those Red Prada shoes for a more conservative look.
8% (113 votes)
Blame it on the molested kids (reader suggestion)
9% (132 votes)
Total votes: 1442
Mar 13 12:08

Benedict's involvement 'shows extent of cover-ups'

Irish victims of clerical sex abuse said the involvement of Pope Benedict XVI in covering up for paedophile priests showed that the practice was endemic within the Catholic Church and said he should now consider his own position.

Mar 13 12:08

Pope will struggle to survive abuse scandal

A depressing week for Pope Benedict dramatically escalated last night into an unprecedented papal crisis when he was directly implicated in a cover-up of a German paedophile priest when he was Cardinal Archbishop of Munich 30 years ago.

The latest revelations are so potentially damaging to the reputation of then-Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger that speculation was mounting last night that they could severely, perhaps even irreparably, damage his moral authority as Pope Benedict XVI.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Too late!

Owl 3
Mar 13 12:07

Catholic School Rejects Children of Lesbian Parents, Sparking Faith Debate

"What would Jesus do?" That's what many people in Boulder, Colo., are asking after a Catholic elementary school in the city expelled two children because their parents are lesbians.

Mar 13 12:07

Vatican to Drop Statute of Limitations for Pedophile Priests

The Vatican’s chief prosecutor will remove the statute of limitations for priests accused of child molestation and said today it was “false and calumnious” to accuse Pope Benedict XVI of a cover-up.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Bait and switch.

Mar 13 12:06

US couple take lead on carbon trade by selling their first credit

The Wilsons began by getting rid of their son's heated water bed, turning off power to computers and televisions when not in use, changing to energy-efficient light bulbs, hang-drying their laundry and, finally, investing $58,000 (€42,000 £37,000) in a solar panel system - until they reduced their electricity bill to zero.

Then they signed up on the MyEmissionsExchange. com site to have their energy savings calculated. They found that they had already saved one tonne of carbon, which earned them a carbon credit. The exchange sold the credit for $21.50 to Molten Metal Equipment Innovations of Ohio, taking a 20 per cent commission.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

They spent $58,000 to get a credit worth $21.50, and the brokerage tool a 20% commission on that.

Tulip Mania has become Carbon Crazies!

Mar 13 11:45

Bob Shallit: IRS visits Sacramento carwash in pursuit of 4 cents

It was every businessperson's nightmare.

Arriving at Harv's Metro Car Wash in midtown Wednesday afternoon were two dark-suited IRS agents demanding payment of delinquent taxes. "They were deadly serious, very aggressive, very condescending," says Harv's owner, Aaron Zeff.

The really odd part of this: The letter that was hand-delivered to Zeff's on-site manager showed the amount of money owed to the feds was ... 4 cents.

Inexplicably, penalties and taxes accruing on the debt – stemming from the 2006 tax year – were listed as $202.31, leaving Harv's with an obligation of $202.35.

Mar 13 11:44

Haitian president at White House: US military occupation to continue

Obama indicated during the press conference that the US military presence in Haiti would continue indefinitely, saying, "America’s commitment to Haiti’s recovery and reconstruction must endure and will endure." While some US troops have been withdrawn from the country, 10,000 remain in or near Haiti, half of them on the mainland, the other half stationed offshore.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is about arranging "sweetheart deals" for Haiti's national resources, and for continuing the sweatshop labor conditions in Haiti's factories.

And the actual horrendous living conditions which most of the Haitian people endure will never improve: this is by design.

Mar 13 11:35

Expecting a third Intifada

Observers in occupied Palestine are increasingly of the opinion that a fresh Intifada or uprising is in the offing as the Israeli authorities keep provoking Palestinians, including stepping up efforts to gain Jewish prayer rights at Al-Aqsa Mosque, Islam’s third holiest shrine.

The Organisation of the Islamic Conference (OIC) has warned that provocative Israeli actions at Haram Al-Sharif (the Noble Sanctuary) could trigger a religious war between Jews and Muslims. The organisation called on the world community to stop Israeli aggression before it was too late.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Unfortunately, it may already be too late to stop the Israeli provocation which will, almost inevitably lead, to a third intifada.

Israel will never listen to the international community on this, because Israel wants territory, by any means necessary; not peace.

These provocations have been engineered to create the kind of reaction which will become the "excuse" to kill any Palestinians left standing in Israel, the West Bank, and Gaza.

Mar 13 11:32

Catholic priest called ethnic war victims 'dogs'

A local Catholic priest is at the center of an international controversy after a tape of him calling victims of a massacre during President Slobodan Milosevic's regime "dogs" went viral.

Mar 13 11:30

Priest Off

Mar 13 11:29

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 13 11:27

Census Data Not So Confidential After All

Yet widespread non-compliance, especially among those most likely to be discriminated against by a majority, may not be rooted strictly in the “ignorance” the ads are designed to overcome. History—including very recent history—shows that the information provided to the Census can be used against you.

The most recent examples occurred in 2002 and 2003, when the Census Bureau turned over information it had collected about Arab-Americans to Homeland Security.

Data from the 1940 Census was used to intern Japanese, Italian, and German Americans following the U.S.’s entry into the war, and to monitor and persecute others who escaped internment.

Mar 13 11:17

ID Card for Workers Is at Center of Immigration Plan

Under the potentially controversial plan still taking shape in the Senate, all legal U.S. workers, including citizens and immigrants, would be issued an ID card with embedded information, such as fingerprints, to tie the card to the worker.

"It's the nub of solving the immigration dilemma politically speaking," Mr. Schumer said in an interview. The card, he said, would directly answer concerns that after legislation is signed, another wave of illegal immigrants would arrive. "If you say they can't get a job when they come here, you'll stop it."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Schumer is being disingenuous at best.

The reality is that large corporations love cheap, illegal labor, and will find ways around this law, should it be passed.

It will, however, function as a de facto "national ID card, and give the US government the ability to track its citizens.

Is this the point to which "life liberty, and the pursuit of happiness" has devolved in this country?

Mar 13 11:05

Young war veterans returning home to unemployment

The unemployment rate last year for young Iraq and Afghanistan veterans hit 21.1 percent, the Labor Department said Friday, reflecting a tough obstacle combat veterans face as they make the transition home from war.

The number was well above the 16.6 percent jobless rate for non-veterans of the same ages, 18 to 24.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Welcome to Ameristan, brought to you courtesy of the previous and present administrations!

Mar 13 11:03

4 NATO jets trail 2 Russian bombers over Arctic, Atlantic

Two Russian Tu-160 Blackjack strategic bombers that carried out a routine patrol mission over the Arctic and Atlantic Oceans were shadowed by four NATO fighters, the Defense Ministry said on Friday.

A similar patrol mission on September 29, 2009, was shadowed by an F-22 Raptor, reportedly the first time the world's only fifth-generation fighter aircraft, which uses stealth technology, was sent out to keep an eye on Russian planes.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

One has to wonder, at what point, Nato is going to wind up turning this "shadowing" into a full-on military confrontation.

Mar 13 10:58

U.S. Budget Deficit Grows $1 Million Every 11 Seconds

The government is on pace to set the record for annual budget deficits, with 2010 figuring to be $1.56 trillion. Last year, it was $1.4 trillion. Things probably won’t get better in 2011, which is expected to post at least a $1 trillion gap. If this happens, it will mark the first time in U.S. history that the country endured three straight years of $1 trillion-plus deficits.

Mar 13 10:56

Child's testimony incriminates soldiers

"I thought they would kill me. I became very scared and wet my pants. I could not shout or say anything because I was too afraid… He pushed me towards the small corridor in front of the bathrooms. He began shouting at me and speaking a language I did not understand… There were two bags in front of me. I grabbed the first one as he stood one and a half meters away. I opened the bag as he pointed his weapon directly at me. I emptied the bag on the floor. It contained money and papers. I looked at him and he was laughing. I grabbed the second bag to open it but I could not. I tried many times but it was useless, so he shouted at me. He grabbed my hair and slapped me very hard across the face."

Mar 13 10:50

Politicizing the IAEA against Iran

On February 18, 2010 the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) issued its latest report on Iran’s nuclear program. The tone of the latest report, as well as its speculations and unfounded allegations, are in sharp contrast with those in the past issued under the former IAEA Director General Mohamed ElBaradei. The new Director General, Yukiya Amano, has set aside ElBaradei’s cautious approach and measured tone and uses blunt language. But, while the blunt language is not a problem, the fact is that, as the latest report indicates, the IAEA is being transformed from an objective international organization to a politicized one to be used by the United States and its allies to advance their agenda regarding Iran’s uranium enrichment program.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It appears that Yukiya Amano has gotten "turned", and quickly.

This does not bode well for peace in the region, or the world.

Mar 13 10:43

Iran warns neighbors over U.S. presence in the Gulf

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad warned Gulf countries on Thursday against the U.S. presence in the region, saying Washington aimed to dominate their energy resources in the name of fighting terrorism.

The United States said in January it had expanded missile defense systems in and around the Gulf -- a waterway crucial for global oil supplies -- to counter what it sees as Iran's growing missile threat.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

On this issue, Ahmadinejad is, unfortunately, absolutely correct.

Mar 13 10:30

Vatican fights to distance Pope from abuse scandals

"It is clearly evident that in the past few days there are some who have sought -- with a dogged focus on Regensburg and Munich -- elements to personally implicate the Holy Father in questions of abuse," spokesman Federico Lombardi said.

"It is clear that these efforts have failed," he said on Radio Vatican.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Memo to Vatican spokesman Federico Lombardi; the horse is out of the barn on this one, and there is nothing you can do at this point but be completely honest about what happened, and develop a culture within church leadership where something like this can never happen again.

The model of celibacy, which was not an original aspect of Christianity, has for too long provided a "safe haven" for those who would use the power of their religious authority in a way which hurt children.

That behavior can no longer be tolerated by thinking parents, or any society which really values its children.

Mar 13 10:19

CUI BONO??? THE Reason for the Recent Media Attack on Toyota

Think about how quickly we wouldn't need the Persian Gulf Oil.

Mar 13 10:17

Photo by: AP 'EU may push Israel into peace talks'

The European Union might use its trade ties with Israel as leverage to pressure it into renewing peace talks with the Palestinians, Catherine Ashton, the High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy at the EU said on Saturday.

Ashton was speaking at an EU foreign minister conference held in Finland. Swedish Foreign Minister, Carl Bildt, said that Israel’s announcement on building in east Jerusalem during United States Vice President Joe Biden’s visit last week was intentional and not coincidental.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

One has to wonder about Ashton's naivete.

After having made that comment, it will be interesting to see if she actually is allowed into Israel on her upcoming Middle East trip.

Unfortunately, any attempt by the EU to "force" Israel to the conference table will only happen when pigs fly.

Mar 13 10:13

What a daft way to stop your spaniel eating the milkman

The steps being considered mean that every dog owner in the land will have to fit their pet with a microchip so that its whereabouts can be determined from dog-spotting spy-in-the-sky drones, and that before being allowed to take delivery of a puppy, people will have to sit an exam similar to the driving theory test. The cost could reach £60, and on top of this you will need compulsory third-party insurance in case your spaniel eats the milkman.

Mar 13 10:10

Finland moots EU sanctions on Iran

The European Union will unilaterally impose new sanctions on Iran over its disputed nuclear programme if there is no consensus at the UN, Finland's foreign minister said on Saturday.

"I think we'll be able to convince China and Russia and I'm confident that we'll get something at the UN Security Council," Alexander Stubb said on the sidelines of a meeting of his peers in Finland.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Even though the European Union may move unilaterally on sanctions against Iran, there will be no action at the UN regarding sanctions, because there is nothing other countries can possibly offer Russia and China to get them to go along.

And why?

Because Russia and China understand full well that sanctions are simply a prelude to a war which will, potentially, go global.

Mar 13 10:04

Child abuse claims sweep Catholic Church in Europe

Ireland was the first in Europe to confront the church's worldwide custom of shielding pedophile priests from the law and public scandal. Now that legacy of suppressed childhood horror is being confronted in other parts of the Continent — nowhere more poignantly than in Germany, the homeland of Pope Benedict XVI.

The recent spread of claims into the Netherlands, Austria and Italy has analysts and churchmen wondering how deep the scandal runs, which nation will be touched next, and whether a tide of lawsuits will force European dioceses to declare bankruptcy like their American cousins.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

If the Catholic church (and/or other religious institutions) cannot control the actions of their religious leadership, thinking parents with kids will start avoiding those institutions like the plague.

Mar 13 10:00

An Open Letter To American War Criminals And Others

Instead of endlessly trying to make the "deaf" hear or the "blind" see ­ I will give you something to remember, a 'tool' which should ease you collective consciences ­ should you ever come to the future realization - that the Godless horrors you now so proudly boast about ­ just might in fact be a hypocritical abhorrence in the 'eyes of God.

If the time for soul searching comes ­ and the nightmares of unspeakable horrors that YOU and your mindless cruelty made possible -creep into your peaceful sleep ­ just repeat this mantra, over and over and over again until you believe it.