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August 21, 2009

Aug 21 06:48

2 Prime Ministers, 1 Speech on Iraq War - Who is in Charge?

Aug 21 06:46

Screwing the Self Employed Out of Health Insurance

If you work for yourself, you are literally screwed out of large sums of money every year for health insurance. There are few differences in cost based on region or state regulation. Ultimately, plans in Salt Lake City and Boston cost the same, about $17,000 a year (premiums plus deductibles). Despite the costs, many self employed are grateful to just have insurance since without it a major acute or chronic illness can bankrupt a family and the absence of care can be fatal.

Aug 21 06:40

The Death Of A Son And Four Hundred Palestinian Children

God knows there has been plenty to write about. The injustices perpetuated upon the Palestinian people continue. The land theft continues. The murder of the innocent (they are all innocent in occupied Palestine) continues. The lack of interest in this savagery by our media and our corrupt politicians continues.

Aug 21 06:39

“The Real War Is Not Between the Left and the Right. It Is Between the Average American and the Ruling Class ...Who Would Make Us Their Slaves”

Sometimes the message is great, no matter what you think of the messenger.

Larry Flynt - yes, that Larry Flynt - wrote today on Huffington Post:

The American government -- which we once called our government -- has been taken over by Wall Street, the mega-corporations and the super-rich ... Both Democrats and Republicans dance to the tune of their corporate masters. In America, corporations do not control the government. In America, corporations are the government.

Aug 21 05:33

The End

Flashback:This is the end!

Aug 21 03:49

Secession 5 Years Later


Aug 21 01:40

Days Away From Economic Chaos?

America is just a few days away from a possible day of reckoning. I again call attention to this day, August 25, when the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation issues its 2nd Quarter report for 2009 on the state of health of American banks.

It has not particularly alarmed Americans that its growth and prosperity have been built upon debt. The American public is a bit desensitized, particularly since the Y2K threat fizzled. We must wait and see how Americans respond to the upcoming FDIC report.

Aug 21 01:11

First Lady requires more than twenty attendants

“In my own life, in my own small way, I have tried to give back to this country that has given me so much,” she said. “See, that’s why I left a job at a big law firm for a career in public service, “ Michelle Obama

No, Michele Obama does not get paid to serve as the First Lady and she doesn’t perform any official duties. But this hasn’t deterred her from hiring an unprecedented number of staffers to cater to her every whim and to satisfy her every request in the midst of the Great Recession. Just think Mary Lincoln was taken to task for purchasing china for the White House during the Civil War. And Mamie Eisenhower had to shell out the salary for her personal secretary.

August 20, 2009

Aug 20 22:13

Ordering a Pizza in 2012

Interesting and entertaining ACLU video.


Aug 20 21:29

Sen. Inouye considers himself Congress’ No. 1 earmarks guy

U.S. Sen. Daniel Inouye, normally not a politician who seeks a lot of attention outside of election years, is proclaiming himself Capitol Hill's king of earmarks.

''It may please you or it may not please you,'' he told a gathering of business leaders on the Big Island on Monday, according to West Hawaii Today. ''I'm the number one earmarks guy in the U.S. Congress.''

Aug 20 21:23

HPD investigating officer drug charges

The Honolulu Police Department has launched its own investigation into the actions of two officers who were charged with marijuana possession during a weekend softball tournament in Las Vegas.

''If these allegations are true, these individuals should not be police officers, and they should not be supported by their fellow officers or their union,'' Police Chief Boisse Correa said.

Aug 20 21:12

The effects of statehood differ among Hawaiians

WAILUKU - As Hawaii observes a half century of statehood Friday, some Maui County Native Hawaiian activists remained steadfast that the achievement only cemented the 1893 overthrow of the Hawaiian monarchy.

It is an irritating reminder, they say, that statehood further fortified existing government- and business-created ramparts against native sovereignty. With statehood, Native Hawaiians lost property ownership rights as well as native control of natural resources, such as unfettered access to shorelines, fishing and hunting, and fresh water.

Aug 20 21:05

White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs is Reviewing 9/11 Thermite Paper !

White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs received the Thermite paper on August 11, 2009. Contact Mr. Gibbs to find out what he is doing with this information. Here is the 9/11 Thermite document:
http://files.meetup.com/749288/NanoThermite%20paper.pdf
Download it and share it with any and all people especially government officials.

For an explanation of the paper's findings in language geared to non-scientists, see:
http://911research.wtc7.net/essays/thermite/explosive_residues.html


Aug 20 20:05

American Intifada-Shaking Off Six Decades of Deceit!

Many moviegoers failed to realize that Exodus was not fact but fiction adapted from a 1958 Leon Uris novel, the biggest bestseller since Gone with the Wind...
Then as now, Americans are easily swayed by sympathetic portrayals of an extremist enclave granted nation-state recognition by Harry Truman. A Christian-Zionist who had famously read the Bible cover-to-cover five times by age 15, Truman was a True Believer in the prophecy that the Messiah could not return until the Israelites returned to their ancestral home.

Aug 20 19:44

Behind the music: The real reason why the major labels love Spotify

In Sweden, where Spotify has been running the longest, Magnus Uggla – well-established since the late 70s – has withdrawn his music from the service. On his blog he said that, after six months on the site he'd earned "what a mediocre busker could earn in a day". Regarding his record label, Sony Music, he says "after suing the shit out of Pirate Bay, they're acting just like them by not paying the artists". When he found out that Sony had 5.8% equity in Spotify he wrote: "I would rather be raped by Pirate Bay than fucked up the ass by (Sony boss) Hasse Breitholtz and Sony Music and will remove all of my songs from Spotify pending an honest service."

Aug 20 19:36

"Secure Flight," Insecure Travel Rights

Starting this year, Americans will have to get government approval to travel by air. As Privacy Journal revealed last fall, henceforth "Permission Now Needed to Travel Within U.S." Getting a reservation and checking-in for air travel will soon require Transportation Security Administration authorization. That permission is by no means assured: For example, if your name matches a "no-fly" list, even mistakenly, you can be denied the right to a reserve a seat on a flight. If your name is on a "selectee" list, you and your possessions will be searched more thoroughly before you can board. What is going on here?

Aug 20 19:22

Home Office unlikely to accept ID card cloner's offer of demonstration

The Home Office is unlikely to respond to an invitation to see how a UK identity card was cracked and cloned.

A Home Office spokesman confirmed it had received an offer from Adam Laurie, an expert in radio frequency identification (RFID) technology, to demonstrate how he cloned a government-issued ID card with little more than a mobile phone and a laptop.

"We've spent a fortune on this rubbish, dammit. Go away."


Aug 20 18:57

TIP~Swine Flu Information

Medical Voices Vaccine Information Center brings awareness of vaccine issues to the forefront via medical doctors. Newly under development as of July 2009, the site will quickly become a massive library of articles, videos and presentations by doctors speaking out on the dangers of vaccines.

Aug 20 18:02

Germany: Terror Plot Emerges as Secret Service Game

It was announced as a terror plot busted. German police had captured three young Muslim men in the small village Medebach-Oberschledor, some 450 km southwest of Berlin Sep. 4 in 2007. The police declared they had seized 730 kilograms of hydrogen peroxide, enough to make 550 kg of explosives....
But now, the case has ceased to be "the serious terrorist threat" it was called. It is now a mysterious puzzle of secret service games, prosecutors' alarmism spread by the media, and basic failures of justice.

Aug 20 17:41

Obama vows to push for illegal immigration reform

Posted : Thu, 20 Aug 2009
Washington - US President Barack Obama on Thursday reiterated his commitment to immigration reform, but immigrant rights activists demanded concrete moves and dates. Obama dropped in on a meeting of about 130 representatives of immigrant organizations, trade unions, police associations and religious groups with US Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano in a White House annex.
http://www.judicialwatch.org/weeklyupdate/2009/16-obama-amnesty-plan
April 10, 2009
Obama Administration Unveils Amnesty Plan

Aug 20 16:36

Washington Times' Hypocritical Obama-Nazi Slur

WTimes' Hypocritical Obama-Nazi Slur
By Robert Parry
August 17, 2009
One of the ugly ironies in the Right’s depiction of President Barack Obama as Hitler and health reform as a plan for Nazi-style euthanasia is that the owner of the Washington Times, which has pushed this line of attack, has had longstanding ties with World War II-era Nazis, neo-Nazis and rightist “death squads.”
Indeed, the Washington Times founder and funder, Sun Myung Moon, built his international religious-business-media empire in collaboration with Japanese fascist war criminals and with operational assistance from ex-Nazi SS officer Klaus Barbie, the so-called “Butcher of Lyon.”


Aug 20 14:44

Obama to End ‘Cash for Clunkers’ on Monday

The Obama administration plans to end the popular $3 billion Cash for Clunkers program on Monday at 8 p.m EDT, The Associated Press has learned.

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The auto maker that benefited the most from this taxpayer-funded giveaway was Toyota!

Aug 20 14:17

Wag The Dog, Again (another war for Israel coming right at US!)

Another must read article by former CIA field officer Philip Giraldi who was the foreign policy advisor to Ron Paul during his latest presidential run:

Aug 20 14:12

Poll: Floridians like town-hall protests, not Obama-care

Floridians like the town-hall protests over President Barack Obama's healthcare plan and disapprove more of the plan and the president himself, according to a new poll.


Aug 20 14:11

9% of all home loans are delinquent

Mortgage lenders say the flood of foreclosures has not yet crested. Highwater mark should come this fall.

Aug 20 14:09

ABC's Charles Gibson to Cindy Sheehan: Thanks for your sacrifice. Now get lost.

In an appearance August 18 on WLS radio in Chicago, ABC News anchor Charles Gibson was asked about anti-war protester Cindy Sheehan's plans to travel to Martha's Vineyard next week, where she will protest the Iraq and Afghanistan wars while President Obama is vacationing there. Gibson, whose newscast and network featured Sheehan when she led anti-war protests outside President Bush's Texas ranch in 2005, answered, "Enough already."

That's a remarkably different stance from the one Gibson took four years ago.

Aug 20 14:08

Moshe Yaalon “[I'm] not afraid of the Americans”

Israel’s hawkish Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday summoned a minister who whipped up a political storm by suggesting the government oppose US demands for a settlement freeze.

Netanyahu told Strategic Affairs Minister Moshe Yaalon to report to him on Thursday evening, after the premier returns from vacation, public radio said.

On Wednesday, Netanyahu lambasted the Vice Premier Yaalon, who told a closed-door meeting of far-right activists last week that he was “not afraid of the Americans” and that anti-settlement groups like Peace Now were “viruses” to Israel.

Aug 20 14:06

Living Under Fascism

You may wonder why anyone would try to use the word “fascism” in a serious discussion of where America is today. It sounds like cheap name-calling, or melodramatic allusion to a slew of old war movies. But I am serious. I don’t mean it as name-calling at all. I mean to persuade you that the style of governing into which America has slid is most accurately described as fascism, and that the necessary implications of this fact are rightly regarded as terrifying. That’s what I am about here. And even if I don’t persuade you, I hope to raise the level of your thinking about who and where we are now, to add some nuance and perhaps some useful insights.



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Aug 20 14:02

Tom Ridge: I Was Pressured To Raise Terror Alert To Help Bush Win

Ridge was never invited to sit in on National Security Council meetings; was "blindsided" by the FBI in morning Oval Office meetings because the agency withheld critical information from him; found his urgings to block Michael Brown from being named head of the emergency agency blamed for the Hurricane Katrina disaster ignored; and was pushed to raise the security alert on the eve of President Bush's re-election, something he saw as politically motivated and worth resigning over.

Aug 20 14:00

Oxford moving off hill? Landowner says he is providing dirt for Sam's Club being built at Oxford Exchange

The city may be backing off its decision to destroy a mysterious and controversial stone mound near a major retail development.

The city originally planned to destroy the hill underneath it and use it as fill dirt for a Sam's Club. A landowner said Wednesday his property will be the source for the dirt.

Aug 20 13:21

Americans are being set up

Radio-host Hal Turner, the self-proclaimed white supremacist admitted to be a FBI informant.
This of course means with near certainty that he is an agent provocateur...
The tactic is clear:
Make some segments of the population look bad, dangerous, insane and violent, then create a false-flag terror event – and in this way create public support for a dictatorial police state, suspension of civil rights and persecution of any opposition.

Aug 20 11:42

If the Obama Joker poster pissed you off ...

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This has gotten such a huge response I decided to bump it back up to the top this morning.


Aug 20 11:01

EARLY 9-11 REPORTAGE REVEALS SURPRISES

New York Post, Sept. 13, page 59
"Beyond Pearl Harbor"
by Robert D. Novak

Novak's first sentence:

Security experts and airline officials agree privately that the simultaneous hijacking of four jetliners was an "inside job," probably indicating complicity beyond malfeasance.

...

In the last paragraph, Novak reports:

Stratfor.com, the private intelligence company, reported Tuesday, "The big winner today, intentionally or not, is the state of Israel."

See also: The Five Dancing Israelis Arrested on 9-11

Aug 20 10:52

Big Business Goes Big for Health Care Reform

In this case, big business wants to shape -- and profit from -- what inevitably will be an interventionist health care reform. Can you think of the last time a major business supported a truly free market in anything?

Aug 20 10:41

Woman charged with possession of child pornography for Taking photos of herself breastfeeding!

Jacqueline Mercado, a 33-year-old Peruvian immigrant, took a few photos of her young children at bath time. A week later, Richardson police were rummaging through her house for kiddie porn, and a state child welfare worker came to take her kids away.

Aug 20 10:37

Local 'Cash for Clunkers' Ignorance

In other words, the federal government is artificially increasing the scarcity of used cars and car parts, thereby driving up prices, instead of allowing the market to determine when their usefulness has expired. As usual, folks on the lower end of the economic spectrum disproportionately bear the burden of this program as the quantity of affordable used cars decreases.


Aug 20 10:27

Held In A Psychiatric Ward & Called “Delusional” For Saying 9/11 Was An Inside Job

Clare Swinney brought a complaint to the Broadcasting Standards Authority pointing out that TVNZ’s claim that Osama bin Laden carried out the attacks of 9/11 was an outright lie. Shortly afterwards, she was threatened and then incarcerated in a psychiatric ward. Following a week of compulsory treatment, the head psychiatrist told a judge that she should remain in hospital, as her belief that 9/11 was an inside job was evidence she was “delusional.” The judge agreed. This is her extraordinary story...

Aug 20 09:57

Obama Blaming 9/11 on Al-Qaeda Again

Aug 20 09:52

Dr. Rand Paul Money Bomb Exceeds $200k in 12 Hours!

The response to Dr. Rand Paul's money bomb is amazing, with over $200,000 raised in just 12 hours! This limited government candidate is going to bring some much needed integrity and common sense to Washington, and the truly exciting part of this is that recent polls show Dr. Rand Paul IS POSITIONED TO WIN!!

Here's a message from Dr. Paul this morning:

More here

Aug 20 08:51

Swine flu cases continue to fall

An estimated 11,000 cases of swine flu were diagnosed in the last week, Sir Liam said, again much lower than the 100,000 cases per week diagnosed earlier in the summer.

The apparent end of the first wave of the swine flu pandemic has forced the Government to revise its prediction, made by health secretary Andy Burnham in July, that cases of swine flu would spiral to ‘100,000 a day by the end of August’.


Aug 20 08:50

Goodbye Indian Mounds, Hello Sam’s Club

Workers hired by the city's Commercial Development Authority (CDA) are using the dirt from the hill as fill for a new Sam's Club. The project has angered American Indians who, along with a Jacksonville State University archaeology professor, say the site could contain human remains.

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How would you feel if the church yard where your family members are buried was dug up and used for landfill under a bargain store?

Aug 20 08:40

British Chinook helicopter brought down 'by enemy fire' in Afghanistan on election day

A British helicopter crew escaped injury after their Chinook was forced to make an emergency landing in Afghanistan following an engine fire, the Ministry of Defence said today.

The Chinook, one of only a few of the valuable machines at the Army's disposal in Afghanistan, may have been brought down by enemy fire, the MoD admitted.

Aug 20 08:39

Vanishing Liberties

If the seemingly unending wars in Iraq and Afghanistan ever do come to a close and a new war with Iran, Somalia, or Sudan can somehow be avoided, the most serious long term damage from the conflicts will be to the fundamental freedoms that Americans have cherished for more than two hundred years. The erosion of America’s liberties has been driven by fear of terrorism but it is enabled by leaps in technology coupled with new legislation and a police state mentality that have made every citizen a target. Hate crimes and laws targeting the internet provide a framework that relies on advanced monitoring technology to criminalize behavior that would have been considered off limits for privacy reasons ten years ago.

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The US Government has inflicted far more damage onto America and what it is supposed to stand for than any foreign terrorist could ever hope to do.

Aug 20 08:39

FLASHBACK - IF I WERE THE GOVERNMENT....

The present government of the United States NEEDS the American people to be afraid, to be blindly afraid, to react and respond, and not to reason. There is only one way for the government to achieve this, through a phony terror attack such as those planned by Operation NORTHWOODS, and I greatly fear that we will see one in the very near future.

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Aug 20 08:38

FLASHBACK - Red, White and Blue Storm Rising

It is said that art often must imitate life. In the case of Tom Clancy's "Red Storm Rising", the motives and actions of the fictionalized USSR line up rather nicely with those of the real life USA. And therein lies a warning for those who think fake terror is the ideal tool with which to rule. For in Clancy's book, following a costly and bloody war, the fictionalized USSR is no better off than when it started, still without oil, still without money, and with a military coup on top of it all.

Life imitates art?

I hope not.

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Aug 20 08:32

Gaza: Where cancer sufferers get only painkillers

In April, Arafat was permitted to travel to Augusta Victoria Hospital in East Jerusalem where he received three series of chemotherapy and radiotherapy treatment. He was scheduled to return for further treatment, but has not been granted permission by the Israeli authorities to leave Gaza.

"He is only given pain killers," said Arafat’s father, Faraj Hamdona, explaining that that is all As-Shifa has to offer.

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this is truly the Israeli government's "final solution" for sick Gazans.

This is no accident: this lack of medical equipment and medicine is absolutely, appallingly deliberate.

Aug 20 08:32

DENIAL IS MORE THAN A RIVER IN THE MIDDLE EAST

It simply would not do for Israel to accept any responsibility for assaulting and nearly killing an unarmed, non-violent protestor who posed no threat to Israeli personnel. As a matter of principle, Israel believes it must refuse comfort to its enemies, even if Israel itself has inflicted the suffering. Thus we learn that the government has informed Anderson’s Israeli lawyers that he was shot under an “act of war.” This seems to be the equivalent in insurance lingo of an “act of God.” In other words, in the midst of war all sins are excused and no one is responsible no matter how heinous the act. Just witness the IDF’s approach to the Gaza war. Plenty of incidents verging on war crimes but somehow the army comes out smelling like a rose: it was an act of war, don’t you know.

Aug 20 08:31

MURDERING PALESTINIANS FOR THEIR ORGANS

Israeli spokesperson and Foreign Ministry officials were raving and ranting against Aftonbladet accusing the mass circulation newspaper of indulging in “blood libel” and making “canards” against Israel .

Israeli spokesman Yigal Palmor said the Swedish newspaper had “turned the demonization of Israel into a sacred cause.”

Other Israeli officials threatened to sue the Swedish newspaper for libel, claiming that the report was an expression of anti-Semitism.

Israel has been reacting with exaggerated sensitivity toward international criticisms of its manifestly harsh treatment of Palestinians and the brazen racism associated with this treatment.


Aug 20 08:29

PRIDE AND PREJUDICE

In the streets of every major city in Israel the gay community calls out for acceptance and equality. Recent events in Tel Aviv demonstrate that their plight is a legitimate one….. but are their goals to be achieved when they themselves discriminate against sections of their own community?

Aug 20 08:28

Afghanistan’s gunpoint election

By any measure, today’s presidential election in Afghanistan is a travesty. The poll takes place under conditions of a continuing foreign military occupation to prop up a puppet government that is notorious for its human rights abuses, corruption and failure to provide for the basic needs of the vast majority of the population.

Once the election is out of the way, the Obama administration and the Pentagon will push ahead with plans for a major escalation of the war. Tens of thousands of additional US troops have been put in place, and US commanders are preparing to call for many more to be sent to kill and be killed in this brutal neo-colonial war.

Aug 20 08:24

“Nazis”, Here, “Nazis”, There, “Nazis, Nazis”, Everywhere!

So, who are, and who are not the “Nazis”? Do any of these people even know what a Nazi is, or should I say was? Why do people think that they can gain political traction by throwing the word “Nazi” at their opponents?

One would think that we’re still fighting WW II; that instead of acknowledging the end of that conflict more than 60 years ago, the Nazis are alive and well hiding in the closets of the Christian “goyim”.

Aug 20 08:19

UK 'can't find' $13bn in military hardware

Auditors have been unable to find 6.6 billion pounds ($13 billion) worth of British military equipment including vehicles, weapons and radios used by troops, a report said Thursday.



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Aug 20 08:11

Chicago shuts down to save money

Public services in the US city of Chicago have been shut down for a day as the authorities face an expected budget shortfall of some $300m (£184m).

Non-essential services such as rubbish collections, libraries and health centres were closed, in the first of three planned reduced service days.

Aug 20 08:11

Tamiflu puts 600,000 at greater risk of a stroke

GPs have been put on alert over fears that Tamiflu can put some people at greater risk of suffering a stroke.

A Government watchdog is concerned that the anti-swine flu drug can interact with the blood-thinning medication warfarin, which is taken by more than 600,000 people in the UK.

Aug 20 08:10

First picture of Wren accused of stowing £5m cocaine on warship

A Royal Navy Wren smuggled cocaine worth £5million into the UK on a warship after a tour of duty in South America, a court heard yesterday.

Teresa Matos, 36, is said to have stashed 26lb of the drug in her locker on board HMS Manchester.

She was arrested in Plymouth after the cocaine was found in packages sewn into vests and around rucksacks.

Aug 20 08:09

Climate Change Legislation: What It Means to Businesses

Fuel costs will rise for consumers and companies, and even suppliers won’t escape headaches from the increases.

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But Al Gore and his buddies get to be rich, and THAT'S what's important right? Even in an era where the head of Greenpeace is forced to admit they just made up all the alarmist claims about Arctic ice vanishing by 2030.


Aug 20 08:07

Government Permission Will Be Required To Travel

Starting this year, Americans will have to get government approval to travel by air. As Privacy Journal revealed last fall, henceforth "Permission Now Needed to Travel Within U.S." Getting a reservation and checking-in for air travel will soon require Transportation Security Administration authorization. That permission is by no means assured: For example, if your name matches a "no-fly" list, even mistakenly, you can be denied the right to a reserve a seat on a flight. If your name is on a "selectee" list, you and your possessions will be searched more thoroughly before you can board. What is going on here?

All travelers will need government OK in order to board a flight, or take a cruise. What the government can allow one day, it can forbid the next.

Aug 20 08:06

Gaboon Vipers March in their own Parade.

Lies swirl all around us as those who took Goebel’s advice went ahead and took control of the news. The one’s who took control of the news are working for the people described in this article, which is a fine distillation of a broader subject into a state of brevity. You’re permitted to raise your eyebrows over the preceding sentence.

Aug 20 08:04

Your request is being processed... Swedish Article Suggesting Israeli Troops Kill Palestinians, Harvest Organs Infuriates Israel

The writer, Donald Bostrom, based the story on accounts from Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza whom he identified only by their first names. It quotes an Israeli military spokesman denying the charges and saying that Palestinians killed by Israeli forces are routinely subjected to autopsies.

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The problem is that so many of Israel's other denials, like using white phosphorus, firing on UN locations, firing on civilians carrying white flags, have been proven lies, nobody will trust them now!

Aug 20 08:01

Americans: Serfs Ruled by Oligarchs

Americans think that they have "freedom and democracy" and that politicians are held accountable by elections. The fact of the matter is that the US is ruled by powerful interest groups who control politicians with campaign contributions. Our real rulers are an oligarchy of financial and military/security interests and AIPAC, which influences US foreign policy for the benefit of Israel.



Taboola
Aug 20 07:59

Iraq Carnage Shows Sectarian War Goes On

The massive car bombs that killed about 100 people and wounded more than 500 in Baghdad on Wednesday morning offered powerful new evidence of the enduring strength of Sunni extremists nearly two months after U.S. troops all but disappeared from Iraqi cities.

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One has to wonder, given the horrendous gravity of this event, if perhaps it will become the reason/excuse given by this government that the US cannot disengage from Iraqi cities at this point, and will be re-deployed.

Aug 20 07:56

Karzai and Warlords Mount Massive Vote Fraud Scheme

Afghanistan’s presidential election has long been viewed by U.S. officials as a key to conferring legitimacy on the Afghan government, but Afghan President Hamid Karzai and his powerful warlord allies have planned to commit large-scale electoral fraud that could have the opposite effect.

Larry Goodson of the U.S. Army College, who was on the U.S. Central Command team that worked on a detailed plan for Afghanistan and Pakistan earlier this year, told IPS, "The reality is there is going to be a lot of cheating and fraud."

Goodson said the danger for the United States in the Karzai election plan is that it "could be perceived by Afghans as promoting the legitimization of someone who is widely perceived as illegitimate."

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Not that the US has much to talk about in terms of vote fraud in its own elections, but this bit of Kabuki theater masquerading as an election is simply a farce, and a bad one at that.

Thinking Afghans understand that whoever wins will be whoever the US is backing, and - as stunningly crooked as this guy is - the US's man in Afghanistan is Karzai, pure and simple.

Were I a betting person, I would not bet that there will be a runoff in this election, and that Karzai will get the percentage of alleged "votes" necessary to win.

Aug 20 07:55

The History of the "Money Changers"

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Normally I don't link to Daryl Bradford Smith's website, but this is just too good not to share!

Aug 20 07:46

Seven held over 'carbon credits' fraud

Seven people were arrested in early morning raids today by investigators looking into a £38 million VAT fraud involving the trading of emissions allowances.

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How appropriate, given that the head of Greenpeace just admitted that much of the human-caused global warming hype is also a fraud!

Aug 20 07:46

Lockerbie bomber to go free

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As reported in:

http://uk.news.yahoo.com/22/20090820/tuk-uk-britain-lockerbie-libya-analysis-fa6b408.html

"The release of convicted Lockerbie bomber Abdel Basset al-Megrahi from a Scottish jail removes the sharpest thorn in Britain's relations with Libya and boosts the prospects for British companies there."

This had nothing to do with "compassionate release", and everything to do with British access to Libian oil.

Aug 20 07:41

Britons bottom of list for economic faith in government and banks

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C'mon Americans; you're not trying!!!!!!

Aug 20 07:40

The Entertainment Value of Snuffing Grandma

There ain't any healthcare debate going on, Bubba. What is going on are mob negotiations about insurance, and which mob gets the biggest chunk of the dough, be it our taxpayer dough or the geet that isn't in ole Jim's impoverished purse. The hoo-ha is about the insurance racket, not the delivery of healthcare to human beings. It's simply another form of extorting the people regarding a fundamental need -- health.

Aug 20 07:39

Infectious disease risk in swine flu jabs

LEADING infectious disease experts have called on the Federal Government to abandon its mass swine-flu vaccination plan because of fears the vaccine is a contamination risk that could spread blood-borne diseases.

Health Minister Nicola Roxon yesterday announced that the Government would start deploying its first batch of swine-flu vaccine in coming weeks, with an aim to vaccinate as many people as possible to prevent further spread of the virus.

But in a letter sent to Commonwealth Chief Medical Officer Jim Bishop, the Australasian Society for Infectious Diseases expresses deep concern about CSL's use of multi-dose vials for the vaccine and urged the Government to abandon its plan until it had single-dose vials.

Aug 20 07:38

Huckabee's First 2012 Campaign Stop: Israel

"Do the Palestinians need a place to call their own?" he asked rhetorically.

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Translation: "Make me the President of the US and I will let Israel kill all the Palestinians and steal their lands!"

There is moral leadership for you!

(Ahem)

America needs leaders who put America first, second, and third.

Vote out Israel's puppets in 2010, 2012, 2014, 2016, 2018, etc. etc. etc.

Aug 20 07:37

GOP senators warn Holder against CIA abuse inquiry

Such an investigation would distract the agency and 'could leave us more vulnerable to attack,' the lawmakers say in a letter.

Reporting from Washington - Leading GOP lawmakers cautioned U.S. Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder Jr. on Wednesday against opening an investigation into alleged CIA interrogation abuses, saying that such an inquiry could have serious national security repercussions.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This has nothing to do with US security, and everything to do with the profound embarrassment at what the US, a signatory to the Geneva Conventions, did to these prisoners of war, forbidden under the Geneva Conventions.

The American people bought and paid for this behavior, and have every right to see precisely what their tax dollars bought here.

Aug 20 07:34

Firms with Obama ties profit from health push

- President Barack Obama's push for a national health care overhaul is providing a financial windfall in the election offseason to Democratic consulting firms that are closely connected to the president and two top advisers.

Coalitions of interest groups running at least $24 million in pro-overhaul ads hired GMMB, which worked for Obama's 2008 campaign and whose partners include a top Obama campaign strategist. They also hired AKPD Message and Media, which was founded by David Axelrod, a top adviser to Obama's campaign and now to the White House. AKPD did work for Obama's campaign, and Axelrod's son Michael and Obama's campaign manager David Plouffe work there

Webmaster's Commentary: 

If this legislation were truly so great for the American people, it wouldn't have to be "sold" like toothpaste.

What We the People wanted when Obama was elected last November was to stop these bloody wars without end, and for the government to utilize that money to create a working, functional health system which really benefits all the American people.

What we have in this monstrous legislation, well over one thousand pages long, (which apparently none of the members of congress confronted at those town-hall meetings have actually read) is simply a huge victory for the drug and insurance companies.

Aug 20 07:22

Report: CIA hired Blackwater contractors for secret hit squad

The specter of private contractors carrying out assassinations on behalf of the US government has been raised in a New York Times article that says the CIA hired contractors from security firm Blackwater to help carry out its recently-revealed hit squad program.

The CIA hit squad, ostensibly meant to target al Qaeda’s leadership in the years after 9/11, became public news when CIA Director Leon Panetta informed congressional intelligence committees about it in late June. Since then, stories have appeared linking Vice President Dick Cheney to the decision to keep the hit squads secret — a decision that may violate the National Security Act, which mandates congressional oversight of the CIA.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Congressional oversight?!? We don't need no stinking congressional oversight!" - former official white horse souse.

Aug 20 07:22

Shocking article in Sweden angers Israel

An article by a Swedish newspaper suggesting that Israeli troops kidnap and kill Palestinians to steal their body organs has triggered the ire of Israeli officials.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

That Rabbi arrested in the US for an organ brokering operation was insisting that the organs were all freely donated, but what if many of them were not? I mean, we're not talking the moral high ground here!

Aug 20 07:20

Greenpeace Leader Admits Organization Put Out Fake Global Warming Data

Greenpeace leader Gerd Leipold has been forced to admit that his organization issued misleading and exaggerated information when it claimed that Arctic ice would disappear completely by 2030, in a crushing blow for the man-made global warming movement.

In an interview with the BBC’s Stephen Sackur on the “Hardtalk” program, Leipold initially attempted to evade the question but was ultimately forced to admit that Greenpeace had made a “mistake” when it said Arctic ice would disappear completely in 20 years.

Aug 20 07:17

Frankly, this feels like a manufactured review.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I am feeling a sense of hard sell on this latest rehash of WW2.

Aug 20 07:16

Unemployment claims unexpectedly worsen, rise 15,000

The number of newly laid-off workers filing claims for unemployment benefits rose unexpectedly for the second straight week, an indication that jobs remain scarce.

Aug 20 07:15

Majority of Americans now oppose Afghan war: poll

On the eve of Afghanistan’s historic presidential election, a newly released poll shows Americans’ support for the war is fading.

The eight year conflict, which began after the US routed the Taliban from the country in 2001, has bogged down American forces and resulted in hundreds of servicemember deaths. In recent months, the Taliban have seen resurgent success. A US effort to capture Osama Bin Laden has failed.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Memo to the writer of this piece:

1. Osama Bin Laden is dead, and has been at room temperature for quite some time.

2. Thinking Americans understand that we are in Afghanistan to build the pipelines to control Eurasian oil, and protect the drug trade, from which so many profit so handsomely.

Aug 20 07:12

Afghanistan's Gunpoint Election

Demockracy in action!

Aug 20 07:00

Report: CIA hired Blackwater contractors for secret hit squad

The specter of private contractors carrying out assassinations on behalf of the US government has been raised in a New York Times article that says the CIA hired contractors from security firm Blackwater to help carry out its recently-revealed hit squad program.

The article, which appeared at the Times Wednesday night, says that in 2004, contractors from Blackwater “helped the spy agency with planning, training and surveillance” in the secret program that, according to media reports, never became fully functional.

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Aug 20 06:51

Watch Israeli Agent Orly Taitz in Action

The worst of both worlds,a bolshevik and a zionist!

Aug 20 06:33

Swine Flu Vaccines - Order Out Of Chaos

Aug 20 06:33

Identification of the Enemy Is the First Step

Aug 20 06:20

Day of Carnage!

Around 100 dead,500 wounded!

Aug 20 05:27

Global War and Dying Democracy: The Revolution of the Elites

Global trends in political economy suggest that “democracy” as we know it, is a fading concept, where even Western industrialized nations are retreating from the system. Arguably, through party politics and financial-corporate interests, democracy is something of a façade as it is. However, we are entering into an era in which even the institutions and image of democracy are in retreat, and the slide into totalitarianism seems inevitable.

Aug 20 05:27

MURDERING PALESTINIANS FOR THEIR ORGANS

Israeli officials and spokespersons have been railing against a leading Swedish newspaper for publishing a report claiming that the Israeli occupation army murders Palestinians in order to use their organs for transplants for Jewish patients.

The Tabloid Aftonbladet, one of Sweden’s most popular newspapers, on Tuesday, 18 August, reported that Israeli occupation soldiers had been murdering Palestinian youngsters in the West Bank in order to extricate their organs and sell them. The report carried a photograph showing the body of a victim of such an execution, with a large scar running from his chin to abdomen.

Aug 20 05:04

Israel wrecked Arafat, crowned Hamas, and gave birth to Al-Qaida in Gaza

This week marked four years since the Gaza disengagement, and it seems that the Strip is becoming increasingly radical - that peace is more distant and the settlers who were removed from the enclave are more embittered. Did Ariel Sharon and the majority of the Israeli public that supported the move make a bad deal?

The settlers in Gaza won big time. They had two goals: to extract huge amounts of compensation from the government and to keep the issue on the public agenda as an open wound, as a traumatic and costly experience in the extreme so that all politicians who might dream of a similar solution in the West Bank would tell themselves that it is impossible.

Aug 20 04:27

Dealers Want Cash for Clunkers Reimbursement

The dealers are getting screwed!

Aug 20 04:20

Your Internment Camp Awaits You

Aug 20 04:08

Obamas' Well Organized Community is Falling Apart

Are we all being set up?

Aug 20 03:01

In a Reasoned Debate, Single Payer Will Come Out on Top

One can only feel sorrow and dismay at the bullying and hate-mongering that is taking place at health care forums around the country.

Massive job losses, the devaluation and foreclosures of people’s homes, and precipitous declines in lifetime savings produce widespread fears of further loss. In an era of insecurity, mainstream Democratic Party proposals for reforming the health system have played into such fears.

Aug 20 02:46

Americans: Serfs Ruled by Oligarchs

Americans think that they have “freedom and democracy” and that politicians are held accountable by elections. The fact of the matter is that the US is ruled by powerful interest groups who control politicians with campaign contributions. Our real rulers are an oligarchy of financial and military/security interests and AIPAC, which influences US foreign policy for the benefit of Israel.

Have a look at economic policy. It is being run for the benefit of large financial concerns, such as Goldman Sachs.

Aug 20 02:15

Buffett: We're Going to Be Crushed Under Mountain of Debt....with video

A highly influential American has finally hit the panic button about the tremendous mountain of debt the country is piling up.

Last year, Warren Buffett says, we were justified in using any means necessary to stave off another Great Depression. Now that the economy is beginning to recover, however, we need to curtail our out-of-control spending, or we'll destroy the value of the dollar and many Americans' life savings.

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