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Aug 26 22:59

Obama's gangs out to control remaining town halls

Democrats & Organizing For America Plan To “Overwhelm” 1000+ Town Hall Meetings Before Recess Ends
August 26, 2009
A call to arms for Right Soup readers: Obama’s permanent campaign arm, Organizing For America, has called for Obamacare supporters to blitzkrieg town hall meetings across America…starting TODAY. The plan is for Barry’s buddies to drown out the opposition–the very thing they’ve accused protesters of doing.
http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0809/26409.html
Democrats plan hundreds of reform rallies
By CHRIS FRATES | 8/25/09

Aug 26 21:28

Government blames window shades for stupid parents

If it wasn’t for the CPSC I am certain that all children will suffer imminent deaths from highly dangerous blinds and your benevolent masters would have no future tax slaves to exploit. Disaster averted.

Aug 26 21:27

Facebook Group says:There Are “No Innocent Civilians in Gaza”

"The Hamas terrorist organization was elected *democratically* to control the Palestinian Authority. The Hamas gained an overwhelming majority (recall, that these elections were carried under the supervision of former U.S. President Jimmy Carter).
The ones who voted are the Palestinian civilians, who —-knew exactly—- what the organization platform is and still have chosen it in a large majority.
Therefore, we argue that there are no innocent civilians in the Gaza Strip, and we do not believe Israel should care about civilian casualties resulting from the Cast Lead Operation, which objective is to protect the Israelis citizens.

The citizens of Gaza Strip are significant supporters of terrorism, and therefore must pay the price!"

Aug 26 20:57

Toyota Tops List of Cash-for-Clunkers Winners

Not a single model from G.M. or Chrysler made the top 10 list

Aug 26 20:35

Playing Good Cop, Bad Cop

It has become clear that this health care "reform" effort is being driven by something other than the real and urgent need to reduce the nation's growing health care costs.

Aug 26 19:51

Facebook and Twitter users face pricier insurance as burglars 'shop' for victims' personal details on networking sites

Users of social networking websites could face higher insurance premiums because burglars are using them to 'shop' for victims' personal details.

Experts from leading insurer Legal & General warn that parents could eventually see their premiums rise even if only their children are members of popular sites such as Facebook and Twitter.

Many of the millions of users of these sites post details about their home, whereabouts and holiday plans on them - effectively an invitation to a burglar.

Aug 26 19:42

Oral cancer can be diagnosed with saliva swab: scientists

Being able to diagnose cancer without having to take a tissue sample has been called the 'holy grail' and researchers said they were a step closer after finding substances present in saliva that indicate whether a patient has oral cancer.

Aug 26 19:40

UK suffered one casualty in Afghanistan for every vote

The British force in Helmand suffered one casualty for every Afghan vote in the area retaken from the Taliban during the bloody Panther's Claw offensive.

Aug 26 19:34

Sugar Curbs Urged

The American Heart Association is taking aim at the nation's sweet tooth, urging consumers to significantly cut back on the amount of sugar they get from such foods as soft drinks, cookies and ice cream.

In a scientific statement issued Monday, the organization says most women should limit their sugar intake to 100 calories, or about six teaspoons, a day; for men, the recommendation is 150 calories, or nine teaspoons.

The recommendations are likely to prove challenging for many consumers to meet. Just one 12-ounce can of cola has about 130 calories, or eight teaspoons of sugar.

Aug 26 19:30

Half of health workers reject swine flu shot

About half of Hong Kong's health workers would refuse the swine flu vaccine, new research says, a trend that experts say would likely apply worldwide. In a study that polled 2,255 Hong Kong health workers this year, researchers found even during the height of global swine flu panic in May, less than half were willing to get vaccinated.

Most said they would pass on the swine flu shot, which is not yet available, because they were afraid of side effects and doubted how safe and effective it would be.

Aug 26 18:38

Karadzic: U.S. helped Iran arm Bosnian Muslims

Former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic has told The Associated Press he is seeking evidence that the U.S. facilitated arms shipments from Iran to Bosnian Muslims during the Bosnian war.

Karadzic’s war crimes trial is likely to start within a few weeks. He is accused of genocide and crimes against humanity during the Bosnian war, during which more than 100,000 people were killed.

Aug 26 17:54

Coming Soon: An Unblinking "Gorgon Stare" For Air Force Drones

The military’s unblinking eye in the sky, which keeps watch over operations in Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan, is about to get even beadier. A new multi-camera sensor the U.S. Air Force is adding to its killer spy drones will exponentially broaden the area troops can monitor, and the technology lets a dozen users simultaneously grab different slices of the image. Called the Gorgon Stare, it represents the next big step in unmanned combat aircraft.

Aug 26 17:53

ElBaradei Foes Leak Stories to Force His Hand on Iran

Western officials leaked stories to the Associated Press and Reuters last week aimed at pressuring the outgoing chief of the International Atomic Energy Agency, Mohamed ElBaradei, to include a summary of intelligence alleging that Iran has been actively pursuing work on nuclear weapons in the IAEA report due out this week.

The aim of the pressure for publication of the document appears to be to discredit the November 2007 U.S. National Intelligence Estimate (NIE) on the Iranian nuclear programme, which concluded that Iran had ended work on nuclear weapons in 2003.

Aug 26 17:24

The Leaking Game

Western officials are leaking stories to the Associated Press and Reuters aimed at pressuring the outgoing chief of the International Atomic Energy Agency, Mohamed ElBaradei, to include a summary of intelligence alleging that Iran has been actively pursuing work on nuclear weapons in the IAEA report due out this week.

The aim of the pressure for publication of the document appears to be to discredit the November 2007 U.S. National Intelligence Estimate (NIE) on the Iranian nuclear programme, which concluded that Iran had ended work on nuclear weapons in 2003.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Can we invade Iran now? Can we? Huh? Can we?"

Aug 26 15:35

Cobbins' guilty verdict of Christian, Newsom torture murders

Updated: 6:34 PM Aug 25, 2009
Christian, Newsom families get guilty verdicts, await Cobbins' sentencing
It's up to the jury whether Cobbins will get the death penalty, but their decision must be unanimous. One person opposed to seeing Cobbins killed for his crimes can keep him alive behind bars.
http://www.knoxnews.com/news/2009/aug/25/torture-slaying-trial-day-8-j... Torture,slayings trial, Day 8: Cobbins guilty; jurors to consider death penalty
* By Jamie Satterfield
* Posted August 25, 2009

Aug 26 15:07

Victims of Gov't Abuse, The Health Hazard Next Door

The Health Hazard Next Door
My neighbor's house, infested and garbage-filled, has been condemned. But nobody will do anything about it.
by John Davidson Published: Aug 26, 2009
[ bureaucracy inaction ]

Aug 26 14:37

US Copter Loses Ballot Boxes as Afghan Vote Count Moves Slowly Forward

As the count for Afghanistan’s hotly disputed election trudges along at a snail’s pace, a bit of excitement happened when the US military admitted that it had misplaced 25 ballot boxes it was shipping from Paroon to Kabul. Actually it didn’t so much misplace them as it dropped them, off a helicopter, into what officials are describing as “the rugged mountains of Nuristan.”

Aug 26 14:15

Barney Frank uses Straw Man Logical Fallacy to discredit and dismiss peer-reviewed 911 Dust Study

I place Barney Frank in the "politician" category as differentiated from the "statesman" category. Only a statesman can face 911 Truth - and we are discovering with each passing day how statesmen are rare, politicians are a dime a dozen.

Aug 26 13:57

ACLU Sues DHS over Laptop Searches

The American Civil Liberties Union on Wednesday sued the Department of Homeland Security in an effort to uncover documents related to laptop searches at the border.

"The ACLU believes that suspicionless searches of laptops violate the First and Fourth Amendments," the group wrote in the suit, filed in a New York District Court.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So does dropping the thing.

Aug 26 13:55

Stocks led by four wounded horsemen

A bizarre trend has emerged during these hazy, lazy days of late summer. Overall market volume is unsurprisingly wafer-thin, but a big chunk of trading has been in just four financial companies that have received a healthy dose of support from Washington in order to make it through the credit crisis.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

In other words, real investors have already deserted the stock market while the big players, propped up with your tax dollars, game the numbers higher to use as a political banner for the economy!

Aug 26 13:46

Israeli Nuclear Weapons & Western Hypocrisy

The existence of a nuclear-armed Israel shows the hypocrisy of Western powers that continue to show their “deepening concern” about the “potential pursuit of a nuclear weapon by Iran”. At a White House press conference on 18 May 2009, US President Barack Obama expressed “deepening concern” about “the potential pursuit of a nuclear weapon by Iran.” He continued: “Iran obtaining a nuclear weapon would not only be a threat to Israel and a threat to the United States, but would be profoundly destabilizing in the international community as a whole and could set off a nuclear arms race in the Middle East.”

In his speech, Obama “forgot” to mention the Israeli nuclear arsenal, which is considered by Middle East Muslim nations as a threat.

Aug 26 12:30

Iran allocates $20m to expose US `rights violations`

I can not source this from American news nor foreign news, the only source of this seems to be coming out of Iran.

A majority of Iranian lawmakers have approved a bill that will fund a program intended to expose ``breaches of human rights`` in the US.

In a vote on Sunday, the parliamentarians voted by a margin of 189 to 21 to pass the bill which will allocate $20 million toward the efforts, reported the Iranian Labor News Agency.

"The Americans have repeatedly approved measures to assist Iranian opposition, especially recently [they approved] a $55-million allocation by the US Senate," said Alaeddin Boroujerdi, who head the influential Majlis National Security and Foreign Policy Committee.

Aug 26 12:17

Mammon Nightmare

For the love of money is the root of all evil and the quest of fitly lucre has spawned a monster so hideous that the history books of human depravity will have to be rewritten. A beast yet in its infancy with the ugliness trumping Medusa forcing the weak of heart too cast away vision for fear of ones very livelihood. The knowledge of this menace has the potential to spawn nightmares so for the weak of heart stop now, but for the bravest of the keyboard warriors I invite you to join me as we descend into Satan's realm.

http://tshtf.blogspot.com/

Aug 26 12:09

Exposed: The Swine Flu Hoax

Across the mainstream media, reports announce one swine flu death after another (even though ordinary flu kills about 35,000 Americans each year). Upon closer scrutiny of what passes for journalism, the victims have "underlying health problems," or "a common underlying health condition," or "significant medical conditions."

Aug 26 11:57

Microsoft Apologizes for Photoshopping Black Man out of Advertisment

Many unfortunate incidents in the business world fall under the realm of "What could the involved parties possibly have been thinking?"

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Government, too!

Aug 26 11:52

Makena Resort investors default on loan

MAKENA - Skittish lenders and real estate buyers apparently accomplished what hundreds of protesters couldn't: halt the massive Makena Resort development in South Maui.

A least for now. Everett Dowling, the Wailuku developer who spearheaded the project, said on Tuesday that he hopes to be back on board with new investors in six months.

However, on Monday, Honolulu attorneys for the resort's trustee, Wells Fargo Bank, filed a complaint in 2nd Circuit Court alleging that the partnership of Dowling Co. Inc. and Morgan Stanley Real Estate, together called Makena Land LLC, defaulted on the original $192.5 million loan to purchase the 1,800-acre Makena Resort.

Aug 26 11:44

The Calm Before the Financial Storm?

How will this end? Badly…we keep saying. There is no way out. Either the feds cease spending more than they can raise honestly, by taxation and reasonable borrowing. Or, the system runs into chronic, megadeficits…like the chronic deficits in the private sector during the bubble years. Then, it blows up.

Aug 26 11:42

Economic Armageddon, Here We Come

Obama is considering "Stimulus" 2. For our trillion dollars, "Stimulus" 1 has resulted in increasing unemployment and increasing debt, yet he contemplates Son of Stimulus.

Aug 26 11:29

AFRICOM: Pentagon's First Direct Military Intervention In Africa

The U.S. has intensified military involvement in Africa over the past seven years with such projects as the Pan Sahel Initiative (PSI), launched by the State Department but which deployed US Army Special Forces with the Special Operations Command Europe to Mali and Mauritania among other locations. U.S. military personnel are still engaged in the counterinsurgency wars in Mali and Niger against Tuareg rebels.

Aug 26 11:28

What every American should be made to learn about the IG Torture Report

Initially, it should be emphasized that yet again, it is not the Congress or the establishment media which is uncovering these abuses and forcing disclosure of government misconduct. Rather, it is the ACLU (with which I consult) that, along with other human rights organizations, has had to fill the void left by those failed institutions, using their own funds to pursue litigation to compel disclosure. Without their efforts, we would know vastly less than we know now about the crimes our government committed.

Aug 26 11:27

Homeless and Struggling In New Orleans

On the Fourth Anniversary of Katrina, New Orleans is Still Far From Recovery

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The same government that utterly failed to protect or restore New Orleans insists it is qualified to manage national health care.

Aug 26 11:25

Fla. students' shirts: 'Islam is of the Devil'

The shirts are connected to a local church called the Dove World Outreach Center. Church Senior Pastor Terry Jones tells The Gainesville Sun that spreading the church's message is more important than education.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Hey, did the peepul need ejucashun during the dark ages? Did they? Huh? DID THEY?!?"

Aug 26 11:23

Googling Sibel Edmonds

Over 24 hours have passed since the video and full transcript of Sibel Edmond's deposition have been made public, giving even the most stupid and lazy journalist the time to either watch the video or read the transcript. This morning, I decided to check what Google News would find for me. I simply typed "Sibel Edmonds" and hit enter. Here are the results:

Aug 26 11:18

Iran rebel, on death row, says U.S. supported group

Iranian authorities presented a condemned Sunni rebel to reporters on Tuesday who said his group had received support from both the United States and al Qaeda to attack targets inside Iran.

Webmaster's Commentary: 
Aug 26 11:15

The Meaning of Life for Dummies.

Okay… here it is. The whole world is on fire and it is consuming itself in every moment. This is the meaning of the serpent with it’s tale in its mouth. Don’t analyze this; just swallow it whole like the serpent. You get born into a world of appearances reflected in an infinity of funhouse mirrors and whatever you see is defined by how you were schooled, your unique nature and following circumstance. There is no other point to life than to find this out. You’re free to wallow in the whole thing like a dog at a roadside carcass or isolate yourself on a mountain top.

Aug 26 10:58

RAND advises pharmaceutical company on strategies in vaccinating low-income students

The pieces of the pandemic puzzle are coming together as the H1N1 Swine Flu hysteria is reaching new heights. A largely uncovered white paper published by RAND Corporation in March of 2009, sponsored by pharmaceutical giant Sanofi Pasteur, identifies parental consent laws, medical homes, and lack of access to medical records as main barriers “for immunizing low-income adolescents.” The solution proposed to Sanofi Pasteur? Turn schools into a vaccine wonderland.

Aug 26 10:45

Video: WACLA delivers scientific proof of TREASON to members of Congress and other D.C. players

Dear Honorable Congress Person,

We the People, in order to restore rule of law and accountability to our Republic, respectfully insist that you, as an elected representative, squarely face the facts concerning the events of September 11, 2001 and the implications thereof.

It is our moral and civic duty to entrust to you facts and scientific analyses in the form of peer-reviewed, published scientific papers that clearly and conclusively prove thousands of our fellow human beings and citizens were murdered in controlled and criminal demolitions on September 11, 2001.

Plausible deniability of these facts and evidence is no longer possible.

Aug 26 10:17

This guy really nails Obama as a Fraud

Many of his observations are now prophecy. Most notably, he warns that any criticism of Obama will bring on charges of racism.

He also said he is pro-war and would bust the budget.

Aug 26 09:53

Mammon Nightmare

For the love of money is the root of all evil and the quest of fitly lucre has spawned a monster so hideous that the history books of human depravity will have to be rewritten. A beast yet in its infancy with the ugliness trumping Medusa forcing the weak of heart too cast away vision for fear of ones very livelihood. The knowledge of this menace has the potential to spawn nightmares so for the weak of heart stop now, but for the bravest of the keyboard warriors I invite you to join me as we descend into Satan's realm.

Aug 26 09:18

Britain: One Crime Solved Per 1000 CCTV Cameras

Only one crime was solved by each 1,000 CCTV cameras in London last year, a report into the city’s surveillance network has claimed.

The internal police report found the million-plus cameras in London rarely help catch criminals.

In one month CCTV helped capture just eight out of 269 suspected robbers.

David Davis MP, the former shadow home secretary, said: “It should provoke a long overdue rethink on where the crime prevention budget is being spent.”

He added: “CCTV leads to massive expense and minimum effectiveness.

“It creates a huge intrusion on privacy, yet provides little or no improvement in security.

“The Metropolitan Police has been extraordinarily slow to act to deal with the ineffectiveness of CCTV.”

Aug 26 08:43

A Letter to the Poor

What follows is directed to those who, like the author, are poor. It may be of limited interest and possible offense to those who are more successful under the current system.

My sisters and brothers living in poverty,

You're probably surprised to receive this since we don't get much mail other than foreclosure and eviction notices, but it's important for us to begin talking to each other, and I'm hoping this is one way to get the conversation started.

Aug 26 08:26

The Ultimate Burden

If you want to get a little bit of a sense of what the wars are like in Afghanistan and Iraq — a small, distant sense of the on-the-ground horror — pick up a book of color photos called, “2nd Tour, Hope I Don’t Die.” It’s chilling.

Most Americans have conveniently put these two absurd, obscene conflicts out of their minds. There’s an economy to worry about and snappy little messages to tweet. Nobody wants to think about young people getting their faces or their limbs blown off. Or the parents, loaded with antidepressants, giving their children and spouses a final hug before heading off in a haze of anxiety to their third or fourth tour in the war zones.

Aug 26 08:22

‘Blood Libel’ In Israeli Arab Organ Sales

“THEY PLUNDER THE ORGANS OF OUR SONS,” reads the headline in Sweden’s largest daily newspaper, The Aftonbladet, which devoted a double spread in its cultural section to the article on August 17, 2009.

The reporter, Donald Bostrom, quotes Palestinian families whom he interviewed that young men from the Gaza Strip and the West Bank had been regularly seized by the Israel Defense Forces and their dismembered bodies returned to the families with missing organs.

The IDF denies the charges, claiming that the scars on the Arab corpses were only the result of routine autopsies performed on them. But Arab parents, themselves victims of countless Israeli war crimes, claim the bodies of their sons come back without hearts and kidneys.

Aug 26 08:15

OBAMA’S ALL NEW ‘UNREALITY SHOW’ … LET’S MAKE A DEAL

Key to bringing Israel on board is a promise by the US to adopt a much tougher line with Iran over its alleged nuclear weapons programme. The US, along with Britain and France, is planning to push the United Nations security council to expand sanctions to include Iran’s oil and gas industry, a move that could cripple its economy.

In return, the Israeli government will be expected to agree to a partial freeze on the construction of settlements in the Middle East. In the words of one official close to the negotiations: “The message is: Iran is an existential threat to Israel; settlements are not.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

In other words, Israel wants Iran's economy crippled, bringing more starvation and suffering to Iranians, and in exchange they will bring just a tiny bit less starvation and suffering to the Palestinians!

SUCH A DEAL!!!!!!!!

Aug 26 08:01

ISRAEL THRIVES ON ‘BEING THE VICTIM’

There have been many comments in the Guardian, whose readers used to be anti-Israel, and this time 90% of them were pro-Israel. Of course the Guardian article didn’t say at all that Bostrom was right, but simply even if Bostrom is a liar and a bad journalist, Israel overreacted a bit; yet most of the readers wrote that Israel is absolutely right, etc. etc. And so Israel is the victim again, courtesy of Bostrom and Aftonbladet.This is just what Israel wants.

Needless to say, Israel ‘thrives on being the victim’. For us that work endlessly to help bring justice to the cause of the Palestinian people it is of vital importance that we ‘keep our eye on the prize’ and not be distracted by what might be total fabrications of zionism.

Aug 26 07:55

“Afghan drug trafficking brings US $50 billion a year”

The US is not going to stop the production of drugs in Afghanistan as it covers the costs of their military presence there, says Gen. Mahmut Gareev, a former commander during the USSR's operations in Afghanistan.

Aug 26 07:52

How Safe Are FDIC-Insured Bank Accounts?

When a series of banks started failing last year, federal officials said consumers’ money was safe and guaranteed, as long as their financial institution was insured by the Federal?Deposit?Insurance?Corporation (FDIC).

Now, it’s becoming clear that the FDIC has its limits. According to an Aug. 23 report by Richard Bove, the vice president of equity research at Rochdale?Securities, another 150 to 200 banks may fail in the aftermath of the credit crunch yet, and if they do, the FDIC could need more money to secure consumer deposits.

Aug 26 07:51

Whitney predicts more than 300 bank failures

Meredith Whitney, the analyst who predicted that Citigroup Inc. would cut its dividend last year, said the number of U.S. bank failures will quadruple as lenders struggle with bad loans.

“There will be over 300 bank closures,” Ms. Whitney said in an interview with Bloomberg Television from Jackson Hole, Wyo. “The small-business owner on Main Street continues to see liquidity come away.”

Aug 26 07:48

It is right to expose Wiesenthal

Walters’s documentary evidence on Wiesenthal’s inconsistencies and lies is impeccable. He shows how the Nazi hunter’s accounts of his wartime experiences are contradictory and implausible. He demonstrates that he had no role, contrary to his own assertion, in the capture of Adolf Eichmann. He pitilessly dissects Wiesenthal’s overblown claims about the numbers he brought to justice, suggesting it was not much more than a handful.

When you read Hunting Evil, you know its author is telling the truth. And, above all — above everything — the truth matters. The truth however painful, the truth however embarrassing, the truth wherever it takes you. Jews can never be hurt by the truth about the Holocaust and must never fear it, never run away from it.

Aug 26 07:46

U.S. is 15 years behind South Korea in Internet speed

A report on Internet speed in the United States says the country isn’t likely to catch world leader South Korea for 15 years.

Or for much longer — at current growth rates, the United States will only reach South Korea’s speed today in 15 years.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

As a little side note, your telephone bill has carried a surcharge ostensibly added to pay for improvements to the optical networks needed for higher speed broadband, but as we reported a few weeks back, phone companies never actually got around to doing the upgrades and the money was spent elsewhere.

Aug 26 07:46

Nearly two million Britons forced to delay retirement as pension funds hit by credit crunch

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Our new retirement policy; work 'em until they @#$%ing DROP!!!" -- Number 9 3/4

Aug 26 07:43

Iran backed in bid to protect nuclear facilities

Iran, whose nuclear facilities are under threat of possible Israeli military strikes, has enlisted the support of more than 100 nonaligned nations in its push for a ban on such attacks, documents revealed in Vienna Wednesday.

The 118-nation Nonaligned Movement backs Tehran in a letter submitted to the International Atomic Energy Agency endorsing Iran's plan to submit a resolution on the topic when IAEA nations meet next month.

While Iran says the language of any resolution will be kept general, the move is clearly directed against Israel and to a lesser extent the U.S. Both nations — Israel more overtly — have not ruled out an attack as a last resort if the international community fails to persuade Tehran to freeze its nuclear activities.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

One more time ...

Iran, as a signer of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, has a legal right recognized by the United States, also a signer of the nuclear non-proliferation treaty, to build nuclear power stations. The IAEA has repeatedly confirmed that Iran is not building nuclear weapons underneath their reactor.

Israel, who has NOT signed the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, refuses all international inspections, and is building nuclear weapons underneath their reactor at Dimona, is pushing for an attack on Iran's power station.

Israel made the same accusations against Iraq prior to bombing the power station at Osirik. Post-invasion inspections by the IAEA proved that there was no clandestine weapons lab underneath the Iraqi power station.

Israel is batting zero when it comes to knowing whether there are weapons labs underneath now-destroyed power stations.

So, the US, in supporting Israel, is in violation of a major treaty, and worse, appears to the world far too stupid to understand that Israel is probably just as wrong about Iran's power station as they were about Iraq's.

Aug 26 07:34

Tax Court Rejects Taxpayer's Attempt to Use Geithner's TurboTax Defense

The Tax Court yesterday rejected a taxpayer's attempt to use the TurboTax defense successfully employed by Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Oh come ON; you don't think slaves get to use those dodges, do you???????

Aug 26 07:33

How Israel Wages Game Theory Warfare

Israeli strategists rely on game theory models to ensure the intended response to staged provocations and manipulated crises. With the use of game theory algorithms, those responses become predictable, even foreseeable—within an acceptable range of probabilities. The waging of war “by way of deception” is now a mathematical discipline.

For instance, a skilled game theorist could foresee that, in response to a 911-type mass murder, “the mark” (the U.S.) would deploy its military to avenge that attack. With phony intelligence fixed around a preset goal, a game theory algorithm could anticipate that those forces might well be redirected to invade Iraq—not to avenge 911 but to pursue the expansionist goals of Greater Israel.

Aug 26 07:32

Who’s got a ticket to live?

The doctor told Joe, “Well, you know that you have this underlying liver disease. It’s not related to alcohol use or to hepatitis virus. It’s just really from liver um . . . the liver not working right and then it develops cirrhosis. And that really is the main reason that you’ve got all this swelling in the legs. The diabetes is sort of a separate issue but it still, still complicates things dramatically. So how often are you taking insulin?”

Joe said, “I take it once a day.”

Aug 26 07:31

Florida Candidate For Mayor Wants 1,000-Strong Youth Spy Force

A frontrunner to become Mayor of Orange County Florida proposes to combat crime in the area by creating a 1,000 person strong spy force who would cruise around neighborhoods on bikes reporting suspicious behavior to uniformed supervisors, a creepy program with dark undertones of the Hitler Youth program of 1930’s Nazi Germany.

Aug 26 07:30

The Corporate Person Without a Country: AIG Spits in America's Eye, Again

Robert Benmosche decided to take an aggressive, blame-the-US-government rant to his employees, that, in classic Alice-in-Wonderland fashion, shifted blame from AIG to America. "It's not your fault, it's theirs," he told the AIG faithful, and on the topic of the company's debt to the nation, he added, "if they want out so badly, they should never have come in in the first place."

One natural question that arises from this brand of corporate bloviation is, "why do these corporations and their executives, who have been made unimaginably wealthy thanks to America, seem so anxious to smear our country with both their rhetoric and action?" It's an especially good question to ask in the era of offshoring, outsourcing, and domestic downsizing as we approach 10% unemployment.

Aug 26 07:28

Netanyahu assails group that alleged IDF wrongdoing in Gaza

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu launched a scathing attack on Tuesday against a leftist human rights organization comprised of Israeli army veterans who have collected testimonies from soldiers who served in the Palestinian territories.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Yeah, they gotta be leftists because right wing types don't have a problem dropping white phosphorus all over kids, eh Bibi?

Aug 26 07:27

Cheney Criticizes Decision To Expand CIA Investigation

The Justice Department's decision Monday to expand an existing investigation of potentially illegal actions related to the CIA's counterterrorism program provoked fresh criticism from former vice president Richard B. Cheney, a strong supporter of the harsh interrogation techniques central to the program.

Aug 26 07:26

The Coming Media Bailout

The Federal Trade Commission is threatening to use antitrust and copyright laws to shut down the New Media – and save "mainstream" journalism.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"You WILL spend money for the official lies, maggot!!!" -- Official White Horse Souse

Aug 26 07:24

Top Sunni rebel on Iran death row says US ordered attacks

A top Sunni rebel who is awaiting execution in Iran said on Tuesday that his militant group received orders from the United States to launch terror attacks in the Islamic republic.

Aug 26 07:13

Wounded soldiers up to £3,000 worse off a year after secret benefits axe

Badly wounded soldiers have had their disability benefits secretly slashed by as much as half by penny-pinching bosses at the Ministry of Defence.

Troops whose working lives are cut short after injuries sustained while fighting will no longer be paid a special £57-a-week allowance.

The move came after the MoD quietly dropped the benefit for new claimants who are too disabled to work.

It means hundreds of troops who have been injured in Afghanistan and in future conflicts will be £3,000-a-year worse off.

Aug 26 07:05

Romania busts Israeli human egg-trafficking ring

Two Israeli doctors and three others have been arrested and are being held in detention in Romania over suspicion of trafficking in human eggs.

The two Israeli gynecologists are accused of "human egg-trafficking, involvement in a criminal group, and practicing medicine without a permit," the chief prosecutor of Romania's Organized Crime Department, Codrut Olaru, told AFP on Tuesday.

Aug 26 06:58

Massachusetts Sen. Ted Kennedy dies after cancer battle

Massachusetts Sen. Edward Kennedy, the patriarch of the first family of Democratic politics, died late Tuesday at his home in Hyannis Port, Massachusetts, after a lengthy battle with brain cancer. He was 77.

Aug 26 06:55

Daniel Hannan and His Libertarian Plan for Britain

"It is an application of Jeffersonian principles to UK political conditions. We are pushing for the ideal that decisions should be taken as closely as possible to the people that they affect. Decision-makers should be accountable through the bal...let box. And the citizen should be as free as possible from state coercion." - Daniel Hannan, British MEP, on his book The Plan

Aug 26 04:46

Mass. Sen. Edward M. Kennedy dies at age 77

Sen. Edward M. Kennedy of Massachusetts, the last surviving brother in a political dynasty and one of the most influential senators in history, died Tuesday night at his home on Cape Cod after a year-long struggle with brain cancer. He was 77.

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