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Dec 02 12:35


7% (127 votes)
Given a wedgie
6% (99 votes)
14% (249 votes)
8% (143 votes)
Hung, revived, then hung again
13% (238 votes)
Shot. Twice. Where it hurts real bad!!!
7% (132 votes)
Drawn and quartered.
8% (145 votes)
The Four Deaths of the Traitor (last bit of "Braveheart")
37% (665 votes)
Total votes: 1798

December 2, 2009

Dec 02 12:23

Climate Liars: Unprecedented & Unequivocal Climate Lying Pre-Dates Climategate Revelations, And Continues Unabated

A major problem in discerning climate fact from fiction is the outright fraud and/or misrepresentation of climate science that is being conducted by government officials, climate alarmist scientists, and environmental groups. The "scientific" claims made by these individuals, official, and groups are most often based on non-scientific climate models' speculative guesstimates. The mainstream press than gleefully and robot-like promotes their proclamations as science-based truth, which it's not.

Dec 02 12:22

Climategate Will Now Hit the EPA (PJM Exclusive

The emails and computer files from the Climatic Research Unit (CRU) in Great Britain may prove to be of some importance to the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) current attempts to control greenhouse gases under the Clean Air Act.

This is because the EPA — perhaps at the urging of others in the Obama administration — has proposed to regulate GHG emissions on the basis of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) reports … and reports primarily based on the IPCC reports.

Dec 02 12:19


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Please continue to forward this around the world.

We are forcing this issue into the public mind, despite the best efforts of the global warming cultists and ABCNNBBCBS.

Copenhagen is just 5 days away. KEEP UP THE PRESSURE!

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Dec 02 12:14

Elite Thugs Caught Red-handed Defrauding Climate Science

Phil Jones writes to University of Hull to try to stop sceptic Sonia Boehmer Christiansen using her Hull affiliation. Graham F Haughton of Hull University says its easier to push greenery there now SB-C has retired.(1256765544)

  • Michael Mann discusses how to destroy a journal that has published sceptic papers.(1047388489)
  • Dec 02 12:12

    CLIMATEGATE - Pseudoscience cesspool

    As frigid Copenhagen prepares for the latest five-star global-warming conference, newly released e-mails by crisis-promoting scientists have exposed a cesspool of intimidation, data alteration and fraud.

    Their views, data and models are central to reports by the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the Kyoto Protocol and proposed successors, and also U.S. cap-and-trade bills.

    Webmaster's Commentary: 

    As the genuine environmentalists start to realize just how badly they have been used, keep in mind the lessons of history.

    Everyone who was ever double-crossed, betrayed, used, or lied to had it done to them by someone they trusted!

    Dec 02 12:10

    Huffington Post Suffers ClimateGate Panic Attack

    The Green section now features a huge story at the top of the page by Katherine Goldstein which features a slideshow supposedly exposing "The 7 Biggest Lies About the Supposed 'Global Warming Hoax'." However, even many of their own readers aren't buying the lame excuses presented as you will see here.

    Dec 02 12:05

    Why They Hate Us: How Many Muslims Has The U.S. Killed In 30 years?

    Tom Friedman had an especially fatuous column in Sunday's New York Times,which is saying something given his well-established capacity for smug self-assurance. According to Friedman, the big challenge we face in the Arab and Islamic world is "the Narrative" -- his patronizing term for Muslim views about America's supposedly negative role in the region. If Muslims weren't so irrational, he thinks, they would recognize that "U.S. foreign policy has been largely dedicated to rescuing Muslims or trying to help free them from tyranny." He concedes that we made a few mistakes here and there (such as at Abu Ghraib), but the real problem is all those anti-American fairy tales that Muslims tell each other to avoid taking responsibility for their own actions.

    Dec 02 11:35


    Dec 02 11:34

    Gargantuan Industry Of Climate Alarmism Exposed By ClimateGate

    The London Guardian and other left leaning mainstream media outlets have pounced on Exxon’s small donations to such groups, reporting it as detestable corporate funding of “climate change denial”.

    However, when it comes to the funding of AGW proponents, the figures are infinitely greater, many of the sources take their money directly from our pockets, and yet the Guardian and its ilk, conveniently, remain completely silent.

    The leaked emails from the Hadley centre reveal that (now former) CRU chief Phil Jones has received 55 endowments since 1990 from agencies ranging from the U.S. Department of Energy to NATO, worth a total of £13,718,547, or approximately $22.6 million.

    $19 million alone came between the years 2000 and 2006.

    Dec 02 11:32

    Bankers Arming Themselves, Preparing for Populace Retribution

    Webmaster's Commentary: 

    Something to keep in mind: We The People include people who hunt for food, or have served in combat.

    Bankers, well, they play with paper.

    The Bankers may impress themselves with the holes they can punch in paper targets under controlled circumstances of lighting and comfort, but when shooting at a target that is shooting back at them, they will quickly realize that gun fights in the real world are not at all like the movies and TV shows (and gun club brochures) make them out to be.

    I will predict that when the bankers have 6 shots in that revolver, and 1200 angry foreclosed Americans kicking down their doors, not screwing us all in the first place will seem like the right course of action to have followed.

    Look at the history of the French Revolution. That Guillotine blade did not fall on just the necks of the King and Queen and the nobility.

    Dec 02 11:27

    The Photographer’s Right - A Downloadable Flyer Explaining Your Rights When Stopped or Confronted for Photography

    Dec 02 11:19

    'Doomsday for the greenback'

    Eventually the stately images of Lincoln and Washington will be stripped from the currency; replaced with the looming specter of Guantanamo's gun towers or the iconic figure of an Abu Ghraib prisoner, hooded in sackcloth, arms outstretched in Christ-like submission, wires draped from his hands and feet. These are the freshly minted symbols of the new realm, the republic of terror.

    Dec 02 11:18

    The Corporatocracy: A New Economic System for the Connected Banking Sector and Political Elites. Providing the new Serfdom Massive Debt Servitude.

    Some try to argue the failures of capitalism but our current system is more of a corporatocracy. A system designed for the few by the few. Even Adam Smith argued that society would need to be vigilant against monopolies and charlatans. Yet somehow we arrive at our current time with gigantic investment banks pulling on political strings and operating under Darwinian economics where the overall health of the economy is only an afterthought. We are a very long way from the capitalism Adam Smith advocated.

    Dec 02 11:04

    In the thick of it: how the Digital Economy bill is trying to kill open Wi-Fi networks

    A professor of internet law explains how the government apparently wants to kill off open Wi-Fi as a corollary of its Digital Economy bill

    Dec 02 11:03

    Climategate: it's all unravelling now

    So many new developments: which story do we pick? Maybe best to summarise, instead. After all, it’s not like you’re going to find much of this reported in the MSM.

    Dec 02 11:01

    Taking the private jet to Copenhagen

    Any celebrity flying the green flag needs glittering eco-credentials. But how do they justify the fleet of customised planes, the luxury homes and the posse of servants?

    Dec 02 11:00

    Flashback: Afghan Taliban say they pose no threat to the West

    "We had and have no plan of harming countries of the world, including those in Europe ... our goal is the independence of the country and the building of an Islamic state," the Taliban said in a statement on the group's website www.shahamat.org.

    "Still, if you (NATO and U.S. troops) want to colonize the country of proud and pious Afghans under the baseless pretext of a war on terror, then you should know that our patience will only increase and that we are ready for a long war."

    Dec 02 10:55

    The Climategate Cover-up

    The B.C. government unleashed a tax and spend program because of data showing we are heading down the road to global warming Armageddon. But a break-in in the UK uncovered emails that revealed the data may have been doctored and the doctors involved tried to cover it up.

    That cover-up may have violated freedom of information laws. Before our government imposes any more taxes or spends any more money on the basis of this ‘data,’ we must first determine whether or not we are victims of a massive fraud.

    Dec 02 10:50

    A Death Warrant for the Future

    And now it is here. The new "surge" in Afghanistan is underway – the second surge launched by the progressive president in his first year in office. Barack Obama's speech, and the policies embraced in it, and the sinister implications underlying it, are all abysmally awful. They are a death warrant not only for the thousands of Afghan and Pakistani civilians who will be killed in the intensified conflict, but also for the countless thousands of innocents yet to die in the coming generations of a world roiled and destabilized by an out-of-control empire.

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    "Just one more surge!" -- The Indus

    "Just one more surge!" -- The Kushan

    "Just one more surge!" -- The Scythians

    "Just one more surge!" -- The Parthians

    "Just one more surge!" -- The Saffarid

    "Just one more surge!" -- The Ghaznavid

    "Just one more surge!" -- The Ghorid

    "Just one more surge!" -- The Timurid

    "Just one more surge!" -- The Hotaki

    "Just one more surge!" -- The Durrani

    "Just one more surge!" -- The Aryan

    "Just one more surge!" -- The Persians

    "Just one more surge!" -- The Sassanids

    "Just one more surge!" -- The Hephthalites

    "Just one more surge!" -- The Huns

    "Just one more surge!" -- The Mughals

    "Just one more surge!" -- The Arabs

    "Just one more surge!" -- The Turkic

    "Just one more surge!" -- The Hazaras

    "Just one more surge!" -- The Khwarezmids

    "Just one more surge!" -- The Mongols

    "Just one more surge!" -- The British

    "Just one more surge!" -- The British (again)

    "Just one more surge!" -- The British (Yet again)

    "Just one more surge!" -- The USSR

    "Just one more surge!" -- The United States

    Dec 02 10:41

    Israeli Spy Imprisoned By The U.S Demands Executing Palestinian Detainees

    Jonathan Pollard, an Israeli spy imprisoned by the United States harshly attacked talks on the release of hundreds of Palestinian detainees in exchange for the release of the prisoner of war, Gilad Shalit, and said that Israel should instead execute the detainees.

    Webmaster's Commentary: 


    Shut the hell up.

    You are a convicted spy, and as such, you should avoid the word "execute" since that is the usual punishment for being a spy, and frankly,m a lot of people (myself included) think that our nation would have far fewer spies to deal with if you were put in front of a wall and shot.


    Where it hurts real bad!

    Dec 02 10:39

    Photographer questioned by police under anti-terror laws... for taking 'too many' pictures of town centre Christmas lights

    An amateur photographer taking pictures of Christmas lights was questioned by police under anti-terror laws.

    Webmaster's Commentary: 

    It must be wonderful to live in a country where there is no robbery, rape, or murder happening at all, thereby freeing up the police to question people taking pictures of Christmas decorations!

    Dec 02 10:37

    Icebergs Steered Away From New Zealand

    Strong westerly winds in the southern Pacific Ocean have driven scores of icebergs originally headed toward New Zealand to the east, away from the country, an oceanographer said Tuesday.
    A shipping alert was sent out last week, and maritime authorities have been monitoring the iceberg flotilla as it drifted north from Antarctica toward New Zealand's South Island.

    Webmaster's Commentary: 

    Must be a really rough winter down there.

    Wait a second...

    Isn't is SUMMER down there right now?????


    Dec 02 10:34

    Searching in Vain for the Obama Magic

    Never before has a speech by President Barack Obama felt as false as his Tuesday address announcing America's new strategy for Afghanistan. It seemed like a campaign speech combined with Bush rhetoric -- and left both dreamers and realists feeling distraught.

    One can hardly blame the West Point leadership. The academy commanders did their best to ensure that Commander-in-Chief Barack Obama's speech would be well-received.

    Just minutes before the president took the stage inside Eisenhower Hall, the gathered cadets were asked to respond "enthusiastically" to the speech. But it didn't help: The soldiers' reception was cool.

    Dec 02 10:30

    CLIMATEGATE - Global Warming on Mars, Pluto, Triton and Jupiter

    From National Geographic:
    “Habibullo Abdussamatov, head of the St. Petersburg’s Pulkovo Astronomical Observatory in Russia, says the Mars data is evidence that the current global warming on Earth is being caused by changes in the sun.“
    From MIT on Pluto
    “the average surface temperature of the nitrogen ice on Pluto has increased slightly less than 2 degrees Celsius over the past 14 years.”

    Since Pluto is moving further away from the Sun and continuing to warm despite that fact, it indicates that something doesn’t fit into “Solar Constant” dismissal theories.

    Webmaster's Commentary: 

    If the other planets are getting warmer and colder in sync with the Earth, then it is the sun and not my SUV, that is the prime determinant in global temperatures.

    Dec 02 10:28

    NASA Climategate Cover Up

    The recent release of the Climategate papers from the Climate Research Unit isn’t the first time those pushing to global warming scam have been caught suppressing information.

    Miklós Zágoni was Hungary’s most outspoken supporter of the Kyoto Protocols until he came across the work of Ferenc Miskolczi, a NASA whistle blower who discovered a major flaw in the equations that have been used to predict catastrophic global warming. http://www.blog.speculist.com/archives/001668.html

    Miskolczi eventually resigned from NASA because the agency chose to suppress the study that discussed the error. Miskolczi has revised the equations and they no longer indicate the type of catastrophe suggested by NASA bureaucrats.

    Webmaster's Commentary: 

    NASA = "Never A Straight Answer!"

    Dec 02 10:26

    8 Million Reasons for Real Surveillance Oversight

    Cox Communications, the third largest cable provider in the United States, is the only company I've found that has made its surveillance price list public. Thus, we are able to learn that the company charges $2,500 for the first 60 days of a pen register/trap and trace, followed by $2,000 for each additional 60 days, while it charges $3,500 for the first 30 days of a wiretap, followed by $2,500 for each additional 30 days. Historical data is much cheaper -- 30 days of a customer's call detail records can be obtained for a mere $40.

    Webmaster's Commentary: 

    Seems that those skyrocketing telecom bills aren't the major source of income for those CEOs; selling you out to the government is where their bonuses are coming from!

    Dec 02 10:20

    Jon Stewart Talks Climategate

    Dec 02 10:17


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    Dec 02 10:01

    Global Warming on Other Planets, or, Someone Stands Up For the Scientific Method

    from the conclusion:

    It’s not about links. This won’t get many links.

    It’s not about getting on Digg – anything that challenges Anthropogenic Global Warming automatically gets buried.

    and it’s not about popularity: most of you don’t like the “anti anthropogenic global warming” stance.

    It’s about the science. The scientific method has helped me to become successful in SEO, Business and many other aspects of my life - and it can help you too. Let’s make sure that the process is not destroyed to appease what’s popular.

    for other good links on the topic of solar-system-wide climate changes, see:

    Dec 02 09:49

    EU to recognize East Jerusalem as capital of Palestinian state

    Webmaster's Commentary: 

    "Ooooh, you Europeans are SUCH anti-Semites! We will have the Americans come kill you now!"

    Dec 02 09:47

    Israel stripped thousands of Jerusalem Arabs of residency in 2008

    Last year set an all-time record for the number of Arab residents of East Jerusalem who were stripped of residency rights by the Interior Ministry. Altogether, the ministry revoked the residency of 4,577 East Jerusalemites in 2008 - 21 times the average of the previous 40 years.

    Webmaster's Commentary: 

    Israel boastfully characterizes itslef as "... the only democracy in the Middle East."

    But you've got to ask yourself; does a true "democracy" do this to some of its citizens because they're the "wrong" ethnicity or religion?!?

    I don't think so!

    Dec 02 09:47

    Al-Qaeda plotting as I speak, says Barack Obama

    Barack Obama said new al-Qaeda attacks were "being plotted as I speak," as he announced the deployment of another 30,000 US troops to Afghanistan.

    "I make this decision because I am convinced that our security is at stake in Afghanistan and Pakistan.

    Webmaster's Commentary: 

    That's funny; I am an American and I don't live in either Afghanistan or Pakistan!

    As for Al Qaeda plotting against us, I wonder if Obama means these guys!

    Dec 02 09:44

    Saudi jets pound Yemen's northern villages

    Houthi fighters in Yemen say Saudi warplanes have pounded residential areas north of the country, killing several women and children.

    The fighters said on Tuesday that the Saudi warplanes carried out several bombings in restive Al-Ammar district in the beleaguered north.

    Webmaster's Commentary: 

    At the moment, this is a proxy war between the the West (supporting one the most corrupt Middle Eastern regimes, run by one Ali Abdullah Selah) and Islamic insurgents, called the Houthi.

    It's not difficult to see the geopolitical importance of this place:


    But right now, Yemen is catastrophically close to becoming a failed nation-state.

    When peaceful revolution is impossible, violent revolution is inevitable.

    At some point, you'd think the US State Department, Congress, and the Pentagon would finally absorb that particular lesson of history, when it comes to supporting a tinpot dictator (like Pinochet in Chile, and the Shah in Iran), but they keep getting surprised, over and over again when rebellion against a US-sponsored dictator threatens to throw the bum out.

    A very classic definition of insanity is that of doing the same thing over and over again while expecting a different outcome.

    As reported on 24 November, 2009 in:


    "Last year's embassy attacks served as a wake-up call in Washington, which increased its economic aid programme from less than 10 million dollars that year to 24 million dollars in 2009. The administration is asking for nearly 40 million dollars for 2010. Military and security aid is also set to increase from current levels of some 65 million dollars."

    65 million dollars is one heck of a lot of taxpayer dollars, no matter how you slice it.

    Unless, and until, substantive efforts are made to bring the population of Yemen out of the grinding poverty in which most of them live, and give them hope for the future, there can and will be no hope of really quelling this insurgency.

    Every society has a breaking point; the people of Yemen have come pretty close to reaching theirs.

    Dec 02 09:39

    Canada Slams Obama With Reaffirmed Withdrawal Plans

    Foreign Minister Lawrence Cannon on Wednesday reaffirmed Canada's withdrawal from Afghanistan in 2011, despite the announced surge of US occupation forces there.

    US President Barack Obama said Tuesday that he had ordered 30,000 extra troops to Afghanistan to combat Al-Qaeda and Taliban fighters.

    Dec 02 09:39

    CLIMATEGATE - FLASHBACK - Carbon Dioxide irrelevant in climate debate says MIT Scientist

    In a study sure to ruffle the feathers of the Global Warming cabal, Professor Richard Lindzen of MIT has published a paper which proves that IPCC models are overstating by 6 times, the relevance of CO2 in Earth’s Atmosphere. Dr. Lindzen has found that heat is radiated out in to space at a far higher rate than any modeling system to date can account for.

    Dec 02 09:28


    Scientists say shrinking Arctic sea ice may be forcing some polar bears into cannibalizing young cubs.

    Dec 02 09:14

    “Pollard Proposes Killing Palestinian Detainees until Shalit Freed”

    Pollard has been in an American jail for over 20 years for spying for Israel while serving as a U.S. Navy intelligence analyst.

    Instead of talking about freeing Palestinian detainees, Pollard said, "Netanyahu should take the list of prisoners Hamas requested and kill one of them every day until they release Gilad from prison."

    Dec 02 09:12

    European ISPs attack secret Acta copyright talks

    Europe's ISP industry body has attacked a global copyright agreement, currently being negotiated in secret, that could lead to the disconnection of internet users who are accused of persistent copyright infringement.

    The European ISP Association (EuroISPA) said in a statement on Monday that the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (Acta) threatened the openness of the internet and would not, in any case, be effective in fighting copyright infringement. The organisation also criticised the fact that citizens' representatives are not involved in the negotiations.

    Dec 02 09:08

    Universities take action on Climategate

    The Obama administration might think Climategate is a nonevent, but on Monday, Pennsylvania State University announced it was launching an investigation into the academic conduct of Michael Mann, director of the school's Earth System Science Center. Yesterday, it was announced that Phil Jones, director of the Climatic Research Unit (CRU) at the University of East Anglia, would step aside while his university conducts an investigation. With so much fraud being exposed in the academic community that studies and promotes global-warming theories, an example has to be made of someone.

    Dec 02 09:05


    One by one…. in a systematic way, Israeli authorities are making it impossible for Palestinians to continue living in Jerusalem… the numbers from last year are UNBELIEVABLE, but unfortunately very true.

    Last year set an all-time record for the number of Arab residents of East Jerusalem who were stripped of residency rights by the Interior Ministry. Altogether, the ministry revoked the residency of 4,577 East Jerusalemites in 2008 – 21 times the average of the previous 40 years.

    Dec 02 09:03

    President Barack Obama delivered the best speech George W. Bush ever gave in his life.

    On Tuesday night, President Barack Obama delivered the best speech George W. Bush ever gave in his life. Mr. Bush, if he was watching, would have recognized virtually every facet of Obama's speech, for it was the Bush administration that hammered out the template used by Mr. Obama to deliver the news that he is doubling down on the war in Afghanistan.

    Obama's eloquence was far superior to anything Mr. Bush could have ever hoped to achieve - for the first time in the 21st century, the United States has a president who can pronounce "nuclear" correctly - but at the end of the day, it was the same script all over again.

    Dec 02 09:02


    Dec 02 09:00

    Bombshell UN Documents Outline Plan To Use Climategate Crooks In “End Run” Around National Sovereignty

    Shocking newly uncovered UN strategy documents reveal how elitists are recruiting members of academia from all over the globe in an effort to hide the “end-run” around national sovereignty that their agenda represents, emphasizing how the climategate crooks who were recently caught manipulating scientific data in order to “hide the decline” in global warming are working with the United Nations in the pursuit of a world government justified by the global warming fraud that they are helping to perpetrate.

    Dec 02 09:00

    Gold strikes record high above $1,217 an ounce

    Gold struck a record price above 1,217 dollars on Wednesday as the US currency weakened, cementing the precious metal's surge over the past year as nervy investors seek safe-haven investments.

    Gold has smashed record after record over recent days and weeks on the back of inflationary fears and increasing moves by central banks to diversify assets away from the dollar, which has weakened against the European single currency.

    Dec 02 08:59

    Yahoo: Our spying policy would ’shock’ customers

    A little-noticed letter from Yahoo! to the US Marshals Service offers troubling insight into the surveillance policies of one of the Internet's largest email providers.

    In response to a Freedom of Information Act request seeking details of Yahoo's! policies allowing the Justice Department to request wiretaps of its users and the amount they charge US taxpayers per wiretap -- the search engine leviathan declared in a 12-page letter that they couldn't provide information on their approach because their pricing scheme would "shock" customers.

    Dec 02 08:59

    SWINDLER'S LIST! - Philanthropist got $1b in fake profit, Madoff trustee says

    The trustee in the Bernard Madoff case is accusing Boston philanthropist Carl Shapiro and his family foundation of reaping $1 billion in fictitious profits from investments over 40 years, calling the Shapiros among the “largest beneficiaries’’ of Madoff’s Ponzi scheme.

    Dec 02 08:57

    Obama quietly authorises expansion of war in Pakistan

    As the US announced deepening of its involvement in Afghanistan by despatching 30,000 more troops, President Barack Obama has quietly authorised an expansion of war against terrorism in Pakistan under which CIA would widen its campaign of strikes against militants by unmanned drones.

    The expanded operations by the CIA could include drone strikes in the southern province of Baluchistan, where senior Afghan Taliban leaders are believed to be hiding, New York Times reported today quoting officials.

    CIA has submitted its plan to widen its campaign in Pakistan to the White House and has asked for commitment to jack up the agency's budget for operations inside the country.

    Webmaster's Commentary: 

    The US is laying the groundwork for "saving a nuclear-armed Pakistan from itself".

    Dec 02 08:56

    Lisbon Treaty: EU Takes Charge Of Britain

    FAT cat Eurocrats celebrated a “shameful” new era of Brussels domination last night with a lavish ceremony and fireworks – all at the hard-pressed taxpayers’ expense.

    New EU President Herman van Rompuy and Brussels chiefs toasted victory as the Lisbon Treaty, which moves vast swathes of power from Westminster, ­became law across the EU at midnight on Monday.

    Mr van Rompuy and EU foreign affairs chief Baroness Cathy Ashton were among the EU bureaucrats who cheered the landmark occasion at a glittering ceremony and banquet in the Portuguese capital.

    But in Britain, angry anti-EU critics declared that it signalled the end of our independence after the latest massive surrender of sovereignty to Brussels.

    Dec 02 08:56

    Cash-strapped council lavishes £100,000 on 'bin police' to make sure people recycle correctly

    A cash-strapped council that recently made 30 staff redundant has spent almost £100,000 employing two 'bin police' to make sure residents are recycling.

    The so-called 'waste advisors' will visit households to check that all recyclable material is going in the right bins.

    Councillors and residents are fuming over what they call a gross waste of money.

    Dec 02 08:55

    Tax future house price bubbles, Bank of England tells Treasury

    A leading Bank of England policymaker has called on the Government to raise taxes to prevent housing booms in the future.

    Webmaster's Commentary: 

    By taxing everyone into homelessness, housing bubbles will be prevented!

    Dec 02 08:52


    THE scientific consensus that mankind has caused climate change was rocked yesterday as a leading academic called it a “load of hot air underpinned by fraud”.

    Professor Ian Plimer condemned the climate change lobby as “climate comrades” keeping the “gravy train” going.

    In a controversial talk just days before the start of a climate summit attended by world leaders in Copenhagen, Prof Plimer said Governments were treating the public like “fools” and using climate change to increase taxes.

    He said carbon dioxide has had no impact on temperature and that recent warming was part of the natural cycle of climate stretching over billions of years.

    Dec 02 08:51

    Climategate: it's all unravelling now

    So many new developments: which story do we pick? Maybe best to summarise, instead. After all, it’s not like you’re going to find much of this reported in the MSM.

    Dec 02 08:49

    Iran Releases 5 British Sailors Detained At Sea

    Iran freed five British sailors detained last week when their racing yacht drifted accidentally into Iranian waters in the Persian Gulf. Britain said it was delighted with Wednesday's release and praised Tehran's handling of the incident.

    Webmaster's Commentary: 

    If this was a pitiful attempt by the UK to provoke an international incident, Iran's leadership had the horse-sense not to let that happen.

    Dec 02 08:48

    As Obama Sends More Troops, Giant Shadow Army Of Contractors Set To Grow In Afghanistan

    With President Obama addressing the nation tonight about a new escalation in Afghanistan, a perennially underexamined topic is once again receiving short shrift: the huge force of contractors, which as of June outnumbered the size of the U.S. troop presence itself, is likely to swell.

    Webmaster's Commentary: 

    Which is why they are talking about a "War Tax."

    FYI the income tax was originally sold to the American people as a war tax to fund WWI. The US Government assured everyone that once the war debt was paid off, the income tax would be rescinded! Needless to say, the income tax was not only never rescinded, but has continued to grow through the decades as the government concocts one phony crisis after the other (the latest being human caused global warming) to scare you out of your money.

    Dec 02 08:43

    CLIMATEGATE: "Fixing the Climate Data around the Policy"

    CO2 emissions are heralded as the single and most important threat to the future of humanity.

    The focus of the Summit is on strictly environmental issues. No mention of the word "war" --i.e. the US-NATO led war and its devastating environmental consequences.

    No mention of the pre-emptive use of nuclear weapons as an instrument of "peacemaking".

    No mention, as part of an environmental debate, of the radioactive fallout resulting from the Pentagon's humanitarian nuclear bombs. Tactical nuclear weapons, according to scientific opinion commissioned by the Pentagon are "safe for the surrounding civilian population".

    No mention of "weather warfare" or "environmental modification techniques" (ENMOD) and climatic warfare.

    Dec 02 08:42

    Obama orders 30,000 troops to Afghanistan, plans withdrawal in 2011

    Obama also vowed to "keep the pressure on Al-Qaeda" which used a safe-haven in Afghanistan to plot the September 11 attacks in 2001, which triggered the US war and grueling war on terror.

    He cautioned that strikes against America were "being plotted as I speak," and said he would go after Osama bin Laden's terror group in Somalia or Yemen or further afield if necessary.

    Webmaster's Commentary: 

    1. As reported on 11 November 2009 in:


    "Although the war in Afghanistan began as a response to al-Qaeda terrorism, there are perhaps fewer than 100 members of the group left in the country, according to a senior U.S. military intelligence official in Kabul who spoke on the condition of anonymity."

    2. Osama bin Laden has assumed "room temperature" quite some time ago.

    3. Somalia has oil.

    4. The tinpot dictator, Ali Abdullah Selah, is the guy the US is supporting, with money and guns, in Yemen.

    His government is so crooked they collectively have to screw their socks on in the morning, and most of the people in this country are poor and illiterate. We may well see US troops on the ground here as well, to suppress the Houthi rebel insurgency in the north of the country.

    With so many fronts and people allegedly plotting against the US, one has to wonder when Obama will call for a reinstitution of the draft; there are only so many volunteer soldiers and hired mercenaries left!

    Dec 02 08:41


    THE scientific consensus that mankind has caused climate change was rocked yesterday as a leading academic called it a “load of hot air underpinned by fraud”.

    Professor Ian Plimer condemned the climate change lobby as “climate comrades” keeping the “gravy train” going.

    In a controversial talk just days before the start of a climate summit attended by world leaders in Copenhagen, Prof Plimer said Governments were treating the public like “fools” and using climate change to increase taxes.

    Dec 02 08:38

    Afghanistan: the Roach Motel of Empires

    Afghanistan is the “roach motel”of empires. They check in, but they don’t check out. They get lured into battle, and then get bogged down in a quagmire they cannot win. British soldiers barely escaped with their lives from three colonial wars in Afghanistan, before their global empire finally collapsed.

    The Russians withdrew in defeat only a few years before the Soviet Union and its Afghan allies collapsed. In 1979, President Carter’s National Security Advisor Zbigniew Brzezinski had consciously lured the Soviets into invading Afghanistan by arming Islamist mujahedin fighting a pro-Soviet revolutionary government. The mujahedin (aided at the same time by Osama Bin Laden) defeated the Soviet superpower after only ten years.

    Webmaster's Commentary: 

    And Obama just marched another 30,000 of your kids into this mess.

    Dec 02 08:35

    CLIMATEGATE - World Bank: Climate Profiteer

    That report, “World Bank: Climate Profiteer,” found that the World Bank was charging a 13 percent commission on its more than $2 billion in carbon trades, while continuing to support fossil fuels. The report found that these World Bank carbon trade projects show little evidence of actual emissions reductions: Of the 83 active World Bank projects found in the Bank’s online project database, only nine have delivered Certified Emissions Reductions (CERs). The vast majority of these CERs came from a single industrial chemical project in China.

    Dec 02 08:31


    Peak water flow in Iowa’s rivers and creeks could increase 50 percent by midcentury, increasing the likelihood of flooding ...

    Webmaster's Commentary: 

    ... if you don't give us your money now!

    Dec 02 08:29

    CLIMATEGATE - Australia's Parliament defeats global warming bill

    Australia's plans for an emissions trading system to combat global warming were scuttled Wednesday in Parliament, handing a defeat to a government that had hoped to set an example at international climate change talks next week.

    The Senate, where Prime Minister Kevin Rudd's government does not hold a majority, rejected his administration's proposal for Australia to become one of the first countries to install a so-called cap-and-trade system to slash the amount of heat-trapping pollution that industries pump into the air.

    Dec 02 08:27


    The series features two atypical Aussie families -- the six member Shepherd family and the seven member Edwards clan. Over the course of the five shows the families must confront and overcome atypical challenges: use of their cars is forbidden (vehicles are wheel-clamped for dramatic effect) and the electricity, gas and water supplies are cut off.

    Dec 02 08:15

    Yahoo: Our spying policy would ’shock’ customers

    A little-noticed letter from Yahoo! to the US Marshals Service offers troubling insight into the surveillance policies of one of the Internet's largest email providers.

    n response to a Freedom of Information Act request seeking details of Yahoo's! policies allowing the Justice Department to request wiretaps of its users and the amount they charge US taxpayers per wiretap -- the search engine leviathan declared in a 12-page letter that they couldn't provide information on their approach because their pricing scheme would "shock" customers.

    Dec 02 08:10

    CLIMATEGATE::: CAUGHT GREEN-HANDED! by Christopher Monckton

    Cold facts about the hot topic of global temperature change after the Climategate scandal

    Dec 02 08:07

    Cold facts about the hot topic of global temperature change after the Climategate scandal - by Christopher Monckton of Brenchley | PDF

    The whistleblower deep in the basement of one of the ugly, modern tower-blocks of the dismal, windswept University of East Anglia could scarcely have timed it better.
    In less than three weeks, the world’s governing class – its classe politique – would meet in Copenhagen, Denmark, to discuss a treaty to inflict an unelected and tyrannical global government on us, with vast and unprecedented powers to control all once-free world markets and to tax and regulate the world’s wealthier nations for its own enrichment: in short, to bring freedom, democracy, and prosperity to an instant end worldwide, at the stroke of a pen, on the pretext of addressing what is now known to be the non-problem of manmade “global warming”.

    Dec 02 08:06

    CLIMATEGATE - Katherine Goldstein at Huffington Post's desperate attempt to spin the crisis away.

    Webmaster's Commentary: 

    Woodward and Bernstein got the assignment to do the Watergate story because at the time, the Washington Post thought the story was unimportant.

    Dec 02 08:01

    EU envoys: Israel trying to sever East Jerusalem from West Bank

    A classified report drafted by European consuls in East Jerusalem and Ramallah slams Israeli policy in East Jerusalem and recommends that the European Union take steps to strengthen the Palestinian Authority's status in the city. It also advises taking various measures to protest Israeli policy in the city, as well as sanctions against people and groups involved in "settlement activity" in and around it.

    Webmaster's Commentary: 

    The EU may have the gonads the UN only dreams of!

    Dec 02 07:55

    Rush Limbaugh admits he believes Osama bin Laden is dead on todays show - plus Thom Hartmann DRG interview - so what is the mission in AFPAKistan?

    Dec 02 07:45

    Obama's Afghan Surge Protested at White House Rally

    Dec 02 07:35

    'Muslims should withdraw their money from Swiss banks'

    Turkish State Minister and Chief Negotiator for EU talks Egemen Bagis has urged Muslim nations to withdraw their money from Swiss banks.

    Bagis' comments came in response to a recently approved ban on the construction of new minarets in Switzerland.

    Dec 02 07:12

    Climategate Outrage Explodes As Carbon Tax Agenda Threatened

    Warmists attempt to burn climategate crooks in sneaky damage limitation exercise, but the scandal is still boiling over


    Dec 02 07:00

    9/11 Information 60-Page Summary

    9/11 Information 60-Page Summary

    Summary of 9/11 Timeline Compiled by Paul Thompson

    9/11 was one of the most pivotal events in world history. Its impact will be felt for years to come. You owe it to yourself to go beyond the sound bites and the simplified official story. This is an extremely complicated story with numerous players and motives. Not everything makes sense or fits neatly together. It's a story full of espionage, deceit, and lies. But if there are forces out there tricking us, they can only succeed if we, the general public, remain ignorant and passive.

    Dec 02 06:53

    Dollar Diplomacy Has Become Dollar Hegemony

    Dollar Diplomacy Has Become Dollar Hegemony

    Congressman Ron Paul's excellent address to the House is more than a much-needed economics lesson; it's also a lesson in modern U.S. foreign policy. Simply put, he shows us how the U.S.
    has used the dollar to try to rule the world economically and militarily. He shows us, by looking purely at the destruction of our currency, how money has ruled U.S. decisions to threaten and

    Dec 02 06:48

    How Greenspan skewered Ameri

    'How Greenspan skewered America'

    Mike Whitney

    No one has done more to ensure the ultimate demise of the American middle class than Alan Greenspan.

    No one.

    In the stately pantheon of class-warriors, Greenspan’s spectral-image looms larger than any other; the foremost proponent of hardnosed social-Darwinism and exclusionary economics. Even his carpet-bagging consort, G.W. Bush, pales in comparison.

    In just under 5 years the Fed-master has engineered a coup so vast and devastating that $1.3 trillion of borrowed revenue has been adroitly shifted from the beleaguered middle class to the privileged 1% that Greenspan represents.



    Dec 02 04:32

    Paul Craig Roberts: The Obama Puppet -- The world's least powerful man

    It didn't take the Israel Lobby very long to bring President Obama to heel regarding his prohibition against further illegal Israeli settlements on occupied Palestinian land. Obama discovered that a mere American president is powerless when confronted by the Israel Lobby and that the United States simply is not allowed a Middle East policy separate from Israel's.

    Obama also found out that he cannot change anything else either, if he ever intended to do so. The military/security lobby has war and a domestic police state on its agenda, and a mere American president can't do anything about it.

    Dec 02 04:04

    Climategate Ringleader Phil Jones to Step Down

    CRU’s Phil Jones will step down from his position as director of the unit that cooked climate change data to hide global cooling. Britain’s East Anglia University says Jones will relinquish his position until the completion of an independent review.

    Dec 02 03:57

    Dubai Financial Meltdown to Trigger More Debt Defaults and Economic Contraction

    The Times is full of it. The "fears were never allayed" because the system was never fixed. Instead of nationalizing underwater banks and forcefully reducing leverage in the financial sector, the Fed provided a blanket guarantee on all types of toxic garbage. That helped calm the markets, but the deeper problems still remain. There's been no new regulations and Wall Street's gigantic looting operation has continued without pause--only now--every-time a deadbeat developer misses a payment in some far-corner corner of the earth, all hell breaks loose.

    Dec 02 02:58

    Brotherhood of Plunder: Snapshots of America’s Criminal Oligarchy

    Sgt. Dave Schreiner, who is in charge of Canton Township's forfeiture unit – which is to say that he's the kingpin of that community's most notorious criminal gang – is astonishingly candid: "Police departments right now are looking for ways to generate revenue, and forfeiture is a way to offset the costs of doing business.... You'll find that departments are doing more forfeitures than they used to because they've got to – they're running out of money and they've got to find it somewhere."

    When it can afford to, the Brotherhood of Plunder prefers to shroud its criminality in the sanctimonious argot of "public service." That veil is being lifted, and the Robber State is revealing itself in the full malevolence of its criminal corruption.

    Dec 02 02:57

    Video: The Military-Medical Complex

    If "science" is wrong about the cause of AIDS, then finding a cure is impossible.

    This may explain why a cure has not been found in spite of billions of dollars that has been raised and spent on AIDS "research."

    But the waste of time and effort is only the tip of the iceberg.

    Dec 02 02:07

    Half Of US Debt Is Owed to Fed

    That money Ben Bernanke is throwing from the helicopter cost the Fed owners pennies but they expect the US taxpayer to refund face value. To be specific, the US National Debt is expected to reach $13 Trillion this year. That's about $44,000 for every man, woman and child in the US.

    Almost six Trillion will be owed to the private Illuminati families who own the banks that own the Fed. For fiscal 2009, US taxpayers will cough up $380 Billion in interest, half of that to the Fed. By 2019, the cost of servicing the debt is expected to reach more than $700 Billion annually.

    Dec 02 01:52

    Copenhagen and those Tungsten Filled Gold Bar Twinkies.

    Dog Poet Transmitting…….

    The climate, data tinkering scandal, continues to implode as red-faced, finger pointing, dissembling scientists run out of the burning building, faster that Tiger Woods, in advance of his wife with a 7 iron …and with bad knees on both accounts.

    December 1, 2009

    Dec 01 20:11

    Top CIA official confesses order to forge Iraq-9/11 letter came on White House stationery

    Tape: Top CIA official confesses order to forge Iraq-9/11 letter came on White House stationery

    In damning transcript, ex-CIA official says Cheney likely ordered letter linking Hussein to 9/11 attacks

    A forged letter linking Saddam Hussein to the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks was ordered on White House stationery and probably came from the office of Vice President Dick Cheney, according to a new transcript of a conversation with the Central Intelligence Agency's former Deputy Chief of Clandestine Operations Robert Richer.

    Dec 01 20:09

    Why Bush Attacked Afghanistan

    Why Bush Attacked Afghanistan

    In 1998, Dick Cheney, now US vice-president but then chief executive of a major oil services company, remarked: "I cannot think of a time when we have had a region emerge as suddenly to become as strategically significant as the Caspian." But the oil and gas there is worthless until it is moved. The only route which makes both political and economic sense is through Afghanistan. [Guardian]

    Dec 01 20:07

    9-11 Top Articles and Videos on 911insidejob.net

    The webmaster of 911insideJob.net has compiled what he considers to be some of the best articles and videos regarding 9/11 being an inside job.

    Dec 01 19:47

    Iraq inquiry: Blair told Bush he was willing to join, 11 months before war

    Tony Blair made it clear to George Bush at a meeting in Texas 11 months before the Iraq invasion that he would be prepared to join the US in toppling Saddam Hussein, the inquiry into the war was told today.

    Dec 01 19:42

    Text Of Obama's Speech:December 1st,2009

    Today, after extraordinary costs, we are bringing the Iraq war to a responsible end. We will remove our combat brigades from Iraq by the end of next summer, and all of our troops by the end of 2011. That we are doing so is a testament to the character of our men and women in uniform. Thanks to their courage, grit and perseverance , we have given Iraqis a chance to shape their future, and we are successfully leaving Iraq to its people.

    Dec 01 19:09

    Would a new military draft make a difference in the national debate?

    (*One of those forums , they're asking the same question MR has been suggesting for the past couple of years .)

    Dec 01 18:58

    Afghan surge in 'vital national interest': Obama

    Sending 30,000 more troops into Afghanistan is in the "vital national interest" of the United States, US President Barack Obama has said as he unveiled his new strategy.

    Webmaster's Commentary: 

    Mr. President, forgive me, but that line could only be delivered to the American people with a straight face by the one of the most gifted sociopaths in politics - and that's saying something.

    The war in Afghanistan has nothing to do with the 'vital national interest' of the US. The Afghan people are no threat to the US. You, the Congress, and the Pentagon all understand this very clearly.

    But the 'vital interests" being protected by this immoral and insane war have nothing to do with the security of this county.

    They are the "profit motive" reasons for the invasion and occupation of Afghanistan.

    The first is the installation of pipelines to control Eurasian oil.

    The second is the control of the drug trade, which the Taliban had almost completely obliterated under their watch.

    I am completely repulsed by not only breaking your campaign promise about ending the war in Afghanistan as quickly as possible, but also the way in which you lied to the American people in this address.

    The American people deserve far better of their President; far better, and someone who can actually tell the truth.

    Dec 01 17:54

    Mammogram Radiation May Put Some Women at Risk

    Low-dose radiation from mammograms and chest X-rays may increase the risk of breast cancer in young women who are already at high risk because of family history or genetic susceptibility, Dutch researchers said on Tuesday.