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CURRENT EVENTS

Sep 19 04:39

Irving Kristol Is Dead At 89

He wont be missed!

Sep 18 22:12

$100 billion U.S. gov't bonds seized in Italy

U.S. Authorities Probing $100 Billion of Bonds Seized in Italy
By Sonia Sirletti and Elisa Martinuzzi
Sept. 18 (Bloomberg) -- The U.S. Secret Service is examining more than $100 billion of U.S. government bonds confiscated in northern Italy in August, just two months after $134 billion of allegedly fake securities were seized in a nearby town.
The Secret Service is analyzing whether the bonds taken in August may be counterfeit, said a spokeswoman for the U.S. embassy in Rome. Italy’s financial police in Varese, north of Milan, arrested two individuals carrying the securities in a briefcase, according to a person involved in the case.

Sep 18 21:14

New kiosks at SFO first to sell carbon offsets

Travelers flying out of San Francisco International Airport can be the first in the nation to wipe away some of the damage their flights wreak on the planet by swiping their credit cards.

On Thursday, the Bay Area's largest airport unveiled three Climate Passport kiosks with touch screens that determine how many pounds of carbon dioxide a trip will produce, calculate the sum an environmentally conscious traveler should contribute to projects in San Francisco and California that help reduce greenhouse gases, then allow fliers to purchase certified carbon offsets.

"Calling all suckers! Give us your money and we'll save the world. Really."

Sep 18 20:25

Chatroom

I cannot get into the Chatroom but I am here and I will listen when I can but it does not seem to be my computer. RR's if you read this will you let Mike Know as I have no email from this unit?

Thanks

Sep 18 19:29

'Explosive' Sibel Edmonds Cover Story at 'The American Conservative'

There’s a new issue of The American Conservative going to press today, and it includes a story that will make more than a few congressmen and foreign lobbyists intensely uncomfortable: an in-depth interview between Phil Giraldi and FBI whistleblower Sibel Edmonds. She tells us exactly how Turkish intelligence have penetrated national secrets, suborned government officials, and blackmailed Congress. It’s going to be explosive.

(N.B. There are some notable interconnections between the Turkish lobby and AIPAC and the Israeli lobby /StingRay)

Sep 18 16:16

Margaret Kimberley: Protesters against Obama are right, But Racist

Freedom Rider: In Praise of Tea Baggers
by Margaret Kimberley on Tue, 09/15/2009
Only the wrongheaded and racist are taking action at this critical time. Their animosity towards Obama is rooted in the shock and awe brought about by the very presence of a black president. It is also mixed with the anger brought about by the defeat of the Republican Party, accurately perceived as the champion of white America. Unable or unwilling to express the true source of their anger, the self-proclaimed “tea baggers” are left to call Obama a new Hitler, or a new Stalin, or a Kenyan smuggled into Hawaii as a newborn baby.

Sep 18 16:12

Call for Black power unity, NOT American unity, against Obama policies

Black is Back! A Coalition to Fight the Powers that Be – Including Obama
by Glen Ford on Wed, 09/16/2009
“’Black is Back’ is a statement of the re-entry of African people into political life independent of Barack Obama and the Democratic Party,” reads the Call to build the Black is Back Coalition for Social Justice, Peace and Reparations. "As racist whites transfer their hatred of African Americans to the person of Obama, far too many Blacks have forsaken their traditional causes – peace, economic justice and social equality – to circle the wagons around a politician that is fundamentally opposed to the historical Black agenda in all respects but one: upward mobility for Black politicians.

Sep 18 14:19

Military & Govt. oath: Defend the US Constitution against all enemies, foreign and DOMESTIC

Here’s the short and sweet point: once the facts of our government’s “leaders” are revealed (and you’d damn better do your research if you call yourself a citizen), then every man and woman who’s sworn an oath to protect and defend the US Constitution against all enemies, foreign and DOMESTIC, must act to incapacitate those who violate the Constitution. Laws are supposed to be as easy to understand as rules in sports because they’re meant to be obeyed. The US currently has fascist policies such as invading countries who pose no threat, torture, indefinite imprisonment, $2.3 trillion of our dollars “missing” from the Department of Defense: these are OBVIOUS violations against the Constitution that kills millions and destroys the joy of life from the rest of us.

Sep 18 13:34

'Protecting' White girls from Blacks

Every night, dozens of young men in Cleveland's downtown area take to the streets and go out searching for girls.

But theirs is not a promiscuous search. In fact, the group of some 35 volunteers is looking to prevent such interaction and to stop what neighborhood residents have overwhelmingly complained is a growing problem in Cleveland - Black men going out with White girls.

Sep 18 09:43

America's failed model for the world

I was treated to a dose of the common wisdom that is taking hold here. Introducing myself as an American evinced a swift reaction from one sweating sauna companion:

"I don't understand you Americans. You blow billions on a useless war in Afghanistan and Iraq, and billions more to bail out banks that nearly bankrupted the world economy, but you don't ensure healthcare for your own people. Even Obama can't make a difference. It's as if your democracy doesn't work anymore."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The American government and "democracy" have become a joke.

The Federal government has borrowed itself into bankruptcy, funding these wars without end, which the taxpayer is ultimately expected to repay.

But there's a problem here: the American taxpayer no longer has the means to pay those taxes, because most of the good jobs which supported American taxpayers for decades have been offshored. Losing jobs leads to losing homes, and creating a cycle of desperation not seen in this country for a long time.

And our alleged "congressional representatives"?

That's also a joke, for most Americans. These folks have simply become acquisitions of the corporations which support them, overtly and covertly, and when legislation comes up for a vote, it's usually great for these corporations, and generally lousy for We the People.

Every empire has a life-cycle. Some are short, others are long. But one thing is certain: the American empire is stunningly close to its demise, and those of us living during this time are witness to this process.

Sep 18 08:27

Abraham Lincoln on unconstitutional US wars of invasion: courageously standing against the OBVIOUS lies

US presidents are lying about our Wars of Aggression, invasions of Iraq and Afghanistan, while lying to cause a third war with Iran. Let’s review the courageous words of truth from Mr. Lincoln, and encourage ourselves to act against these treasonous and cowardly wars that have so-far killed over 5,000 American troops. The following five paragraphs from Mr. Lincoln’s speech in Congress deserve your full attention. They are written in his acclaimed concise and powerful prose.

Sep 18 05:34

Tehran clashes 'left 13 dead'

Iran's state media has said that at least 13 people were killed on Saturday as police and pro-government militia clashed with protesters gathering over the disputed presidential election.

Television reports on Sunday blamed rioters and "terrorist groups" for the previous day's violence, saying two petrol stations and a mosque had been set alight, and a military outpost attacked.

(*I should point out that I'm posting off of Al Jazeera , because I didn't like the smell of THIS story >>> http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/133504 /

Iranian 'Anti-Israel' Rally Turns on Regime , or it's implications ; Iran's annual Quds Day – a national “holiday” of anti-Israel rallies and speeches – has taken a new turn this year, with protesters shouting down the Iranian regime instead of the Jewish state. According to Israel National News sources

update (*from al jazeera article) : Government-run television said members of the exiled Mujahedeen-e-Khalq (MEK)opposition group were arrested in connection with Saturday's unrest.

The report claimed they were acting under British influence.

Sep 18 04:46

75 Percent of Oklahoma High School Students Can't Name the First President of the U.S.

75 Percent of Oklahoma High School Students Can't Name the First President of the U.S.
THAT'S RIGHT ! (*and here it is , a third time , for a normal mind to wrap itself around.) Only one in four Oklahoma public high school students can name the first President of the United States,
(*according to a survey released today.)

Sep 18 04:37

Ohio Plans to Try Again

Ohio Plans to Try Again as Execution Goes Wrong

CINCINNATI — The State of Ohio plans to try again next week to execute a convicted rapist-murderer, after a team of technicians spent two hours on Tuesday in an unsuccessful effort to inject him with lethal drugs.

This is the first time an execution by lethal injection in the United States has failed and then been rescheduled .

Sep 18 04:13

Is America Hooked on War?

Because the United States does not look like a militarized country, it's hard for Americans to grasp that Washington is a war capital, that the United States is a war state, that it garrisons much of the planet, and that the norm for us is to be at war somewhere at any moment. Similarly, we've become used to the idea that, when various forms of force (or threats of force) don't work, our response, as in Afghanistan, is to recalibrate and apply some alternate version of the same under a new or rebranded name -- the hot one now being "counterinsurgency" or COIN -- in a marginally different manner. When it comes to war, as well as preparations for war, more is now generally the order of the day.

This wasn't always the case. The early Republic that the most hawkish conservatives love to cite was a land whose leaders looked with suspicion on the very idea of a standing army. They would have viewed our hundreds of global garrisons, our vast network of spies, agents, Special Forces teams, surveillance operatives, interrogators, rent-a-guns, and mercenary corporations, as well as our staggering Pentagon budget and the constant future-war gaming and planning that accompanies it, with genuine horror.

Sep 18 04:06

John Pilger: For Britons, the Party Game Is Over

During the 1914-18 slaughter, Prime Minister Lloyd George confided: "If people really knew [the truth], the war would be stopped tomorrow. But of course they don’t know and can’t know." Have we not yet advanced over a century’s corpses to a point where the likes of Brown are denied their mendacious subterfuge? The Afghan war is a fraud. It began as an American vendetta for domestic consumption in the wake of the 11 September 2001 attacks, in which not a single Afghan was involved. The Taliban, who are Afghans, had no quarrel with the United States and were dealing secretly with the Clinton administration over a strategic pipeline. They offered to apprehend Osama Bin Laden and hand him over to a clerical court, but this was rejected.

Sep 17 20:05

Larken Rose - You're Not the Boss of Me!

This is the most salient excerpt of Larken's rousing speech in Philadelphia. You have to give this guy props for his moral clarity, and his passion

For the FULL speech by Larken Rose which was delivered on July 4th, 2009, in front of Independence Hall (where the Declaration of Independence was signed)...

Part 1 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Msr01w7iYw
Part 2 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NJCC-_m9p7I
Part 3 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2MX9hwITqik

Visit http://www.larkenrose.com for details of Larken Rose's three important books, an archive of his stirring BLOG entries, and other material.

I'm Canadian... but I endorse this guy in an heartbeat. He walks his talk with passion and commitment.

Sep 17 19:43

US missile system's track record: test delays, failed launches, missed targets

Military officials can claim only a 50% hit rate, and only then in tests that are far removed from a real world attack scenario, said David Wright, a physicist and co-director of global security at the Union of Concerned Scientists in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

With its horrendous failure rate, and bad engineering, this system should be scrapped, period, end of discussion.

Sep 17 19:28

Pelosi sounds alarm over angry tone of US politics

The angry tone of US politics, notably in a feud over health care, risks inciting violence like the unrest that led to high-profile slayings in the 1970s, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Thursday.

"I saw this myself in the late 80s in San Francisco, this kind of rhetoric was very frightening, and it created a climate in which violence took place," the top Democrat told reporters.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

One has to wonder if Pelosi is secretly praying for violence of such magnitude that Obama will have his excuse to declare martial law.

Sep 17 11:39

What to do with US traitors who wage Wars of Aggression? 1: Truth & Reconciliation. 2: Prosecution.

A traitor is one with allegiance to the US who wages war against the United States. Lying the American public into war that takes trillions in long-term costs and kills over 5,000 US troops is treason. US political “leaders” who wage illegal and horrific Wars of Aggression, the worst crime a nation can commit, are actively attacking our Constitution and values. Neither political party will prosecute these crimes.

So what do we do?

Offer Truth and Reconciliation.

Sep 17 10:25

Sheriff Gore looks beyond 2010 election

And he knows that the campaign probably will touch on some topics Gore bristles at discussing, such as his role during his 32-year tenure as an FBI agent in the controversial 1992 Ruby Ridge incident, and what some critics say was the FBI's missed opportunity to detect two of the Sept. 11, 2001, hijackers who lived in San Diego a year before the attacks.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is the guy who deployed the LRADs at the San Diego Town Hall Meeting.

Sep 17 09:40

Unbelievable - Vehicle Tracking, Taxing Bill In House

A Member of Congress proposes to use taxpayer money to fund the development of technology to track motorists as part of a new form of taxation. US Representative Earl Blumenauer (D-Oregon) introduced H.R. 3311 earlier this year to appropriate $154,500,000 for research and study into the transition to a per-mile vehicle tax system. The "Road User Fee Pilot Project" would be administered by the US Treasury Department. This agency in turn would issue millions in taxpayer-backed grants to well-connected commercial manufacturers of tolling equipment to help develop the required technology. Within eighteen months of the measure's passage, the department would file an initial report outlining the best methods for adopting the new federal transportation tax.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Instead of toying how better to tax the already taxed-to-death American, how about coming up with plans which eliminate these wars without end, and putting that money into infrastructure, and true health care reform?

Of course, that would be logical.

Sep 17 09:03

U.S. envoys hesitate to report bad news

U.S. embassies are discouraging or suppressing negative reports to Washington about U.S. allies, sometimes depriving officials of information they need to make good policy decisions, current and former diplomats say.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is what one could characterize as the behavior of people attached to an empire in decline.

Sep 17 07:33

Jon Stewart to media on ACORN: “Where the hell were you?

How can the national news media ignore the many allegations of corruption at ACORN, which gets millions of dollars in federal funding, and allow a couple of independents with $3,000 and a bad wardrobe scoop them on the undercover story of the year?

Sep 17 03:37

One in Three Think Obama Might Be the Anti-Christ

Poll: One in Three New Jersey Conservatives Thinks Obama Might Be the Anti-Christ

- Twelve percent of McCain voters think Obama is the Anti-Christ. Twenty-one percent are not sure.

- Fourteen percent of Republicans think Obama is the Anti-Christ. Fifteen percent are not sure.

- Eighteen percent of “conservative” voters think Obama is the Anti-Christ. Seventeen percent are not sure.

The big surprise here–the group of voters most likely to think Obama is the Anti-Christ are … Hispanics, who solidly backed Obama in 2008. Only 58 percent of them say, for sure, that their president is not Satan come to wreak havoc here on earth.

Sep 17 03:27

Sword-wielding Hopkins student kills intruder

Intruder was repeat offender, released from prison Saturday

Hours earlier, someone had broken into John Pontolillo's house and taken two laptops and a video-game console. Now it was past midnight, and he heard noises coming from the garage out back.

The Johns Hopkins University undergraduate didn't run. He didn't call the police. He grabbed his samurai sword.

With the 3- to 5-foot-long, razor-sharp weapon in hand, police say, Pontolillo crept toward the noise.He noticed a side door in the garage had been pried open. When a man inside lunged at him, police say, the confrontation was fatal.

Sep 17 03:03

Is Carter right to label Obama row 'racist'?

Former US President Jimmy Carter says much of the vitriol against President Barack Obama's reforms is "based on racism". Why have Obama's policies led to such a backlash?

Mr Carter told a public meeting there was "an inherent feeling among many in this country that an African-American should not be president".

Sep 17 02:55

U.S. to Shelve Nuclear-Missile Shield

Defense Plans for Poland, Czech Republic to Be Dropped as Iran Rocket Threat Downgraded; Moscow Likely to Welcome Move

WASHINGTON -- The White House will shelve Bush administration plans to build a missile-defense system in Poland and the Czech Republic, according to people familiar with the matter, a move likely to cheer Moscow and roil the security debate in Europe.

The U.S. will base its decision on a determination that Iran's long-range missile program has not progressed as rapidly as previously estimated, reducing the threat to the continental U.S. and major European capitals, according to current and former U.S. officials.

Sep 16 23:10

Venezuela's Chavez Arrives in Moscow for Tanks and Missiles

Medvedev and Chavez will also sign agreements on cooperation in the oil and gas industry. Russia seeks access to Venezuela’s Orinoco fields with estimated 53 billion barrels of crude reserves.

Sep 16 19:50

Call for an Afghan Surge

America's top military officer endorsed sending more U.S. troops to Afghanistan, a shift in Pentagon rhetoric that heralds a potential deepening of involvement in the Afghan war

Their support makes it easier for Obama to approve the plans of Gen. Stanley McChrystal -- whom the Obama administration installed as the top American commander in Kabul -- when he submits a formal request later this month for as many as 40,000 new troops, in addition to 62,000 now there.

Mr. Obama can send additional forces to Afghanistan without congressional approval

Sep 16 17:12

US wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are traitorous, un-American, and cowardly

If I’m successful in proving that the current US wars are TRAITOROUS, UN-AMERICAN, and COWARDLY, please take that description and run with it. Let’s look:

Sep 16 12:19

Europe’s complicity in evil: Obama,Bush in Black-Face

Europe’s complicity in evil
By Paul Craig Roberts
Sep 14, 2009, 00:24
Obama represents the same ideology of American “exceptionalism“ as other recent presidents.
Nothing is any different under Obama. Obama has escalated war in Afghanistan; started a new war in Pakistan; tolerated or supported a military coup that overthrew the elected president of Honduras; is constructing seven new US military bases in Colombia, South America;...is working to destabilize the government in Iran,... The Obama administration’s...platitudes are useful also to disguise the overthrow of US civil liberties, such as habeas corpus, due process, and prohibitions against torture and preemptive arrest.

Sep 16 11:09

New U.S Foreign Policy Is An “Obama”nation

More occupation (i.e Somalia) More troops (i.e Afghanstian,Iraq).More oligarchy.More of the same.

The war on terror,as of this morning,has just expanded into new territory – one that goes beyond the scope of the previous administration,causing many to question what change the Obama administration has truly brought to the table in terms of foreign policy. Not only is the United States losing control and support for the other two wars we are currently involved in (i.e Afghanistan,Iraq) but now the current administration has given the green light to expand the front to include the small nation of Somalia,according to the Associated Press

Sep 16 10:08

Paul Craig Roberts: Why Propaganda Trumps Truth

Naive people think that if the US government’s explanation of 9/11 was wrong, physicists and engineers would all speak up. Some have (see above). However, for most physicists and engineers this would be an act of suicide. Physicists owe their careers to government grants, and their departments are critically dependent on government funding. A physicist who speaks up essentially ends his university career. If he is a tenured professor, to appease Washington the university would buy out his tenure as BYU did in the case of the outspoken Steven Jones.

An engineering firm that spoke out would never again be awarded a government contract. In addition, its patriotic, flag-waving customers would regard the firm as a terrorist apologist and cease to do business with it.

Sep 16 09:31

Flashback: China Hired for Homeland Defense

As if we didn't have enough to worry about – what with the trillions in taxpayer bailouts of the failed banks, quasi-government mortgage lenders and automakers – listen to this tale of madness from Washington.

A company run by the son of Chinese Pesident Hu Jintao, who does business with Iran, Cuba and Venzuela, was hired a year ago for $1.9 million to X-ray cargo being loaded on to cruise ships in Los Angeles.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

What deliciously ironic timing of this article: right after the US government said yesterday that China was one of the US's biggest challenges!

Sep 16 09:14

Whistleblower: Baucus health bill an ‘absolute gift’ to insurers

The health care reform plan proposed by Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus is an “absolute gift” to health care insurance companies, says an industry whistleblower.

Wendell Potter, a former executive at Cigna, said the Baucus plan “would not provide affordable coverage … gives the industry too much latitude to charge higher premiums based on age and geographic location, fails to mandate employer coverage, and pushes consumers into plans with limited benefits,” Politico reports.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

As reported here on 16 June, 2009:

http://www.democracynow.org/2009/6/16/report_senator_max_baucus_received_more

"Montana Senator Max Baucus, the chair of the Senate Finance Committee, is the Senate’s point man on healthcare reform. A new article in the Montana Standard finds that Senator Baucus has received more campaign money from health and insurance industry interests than any other member of Congress. The article says, “In the past six years, nearly one-fourth of every dime raised by Baucus and his political-action committee has come from groups and individuals associated with drug companies, insurers, hospitals, medical-supply firms, health-service companies and other health professionals.”"

Baucus is simply another extremely overt "corpritute" who takes money from those insurance interests which supports him, and delivers the goods in terms of legislation which benefits his supporters, but absolutely does not benefit We the People.

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Sep 15 19:33

Obama's ISLAM ON CAPITOL HILL 2009, Shariah Law in America

ISLAM ON CAPITOL HILL 2009
IN THE NAME OF ALLAH....ON THIS DAY....
The Athan will be chanted on Capitol Hill, echoing off of the Lincoln Memorial, the Washington Monument and other great edifices that surround Capitol Hill
Thousands of Muslims from all races, creeds, colors and ethnicities will gather for the sole purpose of prayer
The peace, beauty and solidarity of Islam will shine through America's capitol.
http://www.examiner.com/x-14881-Political-Buzz-Examiner~y2009m9d9-Isla...
Islam Takes the D.C. Mall
September 9, Vincent Bordini

Sep 15 17:41

Duh, US national security IS NOT threatened by Afghanistan

The chair of the Joint Chiefs testified to Congress today that “success” in Afghanistan requires more US troops and “certainly much more time.” Senator McCain Orwell-spoke that each day we wait to send more US troops to Afghanistan to put their lives in danger, “puts lives in danger.” President Obama defended the strategy of war to produce peace and happiness by saying, "You never step into the same river twice. And so Afghanistan is not Vietnam." I think the president is absolutely correct with my observations about stepping into the same river for a second time: the experience is not quite the same, only about 99%. Polling data also show American support for this war is at its lowest: 58% disapprove and 39% approve.

Sep 15 17:05

URGENT MATERIAL ::: MUST WATCH --- Re: Bill C-6

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Restricting Our Freedoms - Shawn Buckley About Bill C-6
PART 1 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X7_0HlCwb8A
PART 2 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ud4bYJXIrAE
...from the DVD "Too Hard to Swallow 2" (AVAILABLE FROM WWW.MEDIAREEL.NET) constitutional lawyer, Shawn Buckley presents the truth about Bill C-6 and the loss of our fundamental freedom in Canada if the bill passes.
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Sep 15 15:41

Is Black Racism Possible?

The State of Racism: Part 1 - Is Black Racism Possible?
Guy White - 3/9/2008
Accusations of white racism are rampant, with the topic of race turning immediately to the alleged hate deep in the heart of every white person. In fact, any “dialogue” on race is nothing more than a vicious black attack on whites who cannot defend themselves and usually respond with a payment to black organizations and neighborhoods from the government and corporations. But what about black racism? Is it even possible? If so, does it exist? And if it exists, is it more or less virulent than white racism?"Black racism is possible. Racism is an ideology and anyone, including blacks, can embrace it."

Sep 15 11:09

Rockefeller & Co CEO dies from apparent suicide

James McDonald, a prominent adviser to wealthy families as chief executive of investment management group Rockefeller & Co, died of a single gunshot wound on Sunday, local authorities said on Tuesday.

McDonald, 56, was found dead in his car near a strip mall in Dartmouth, Massachusetts on Sunday afternoon. Police are still investigating.

"The preliminary investigation concludes that this was an apparent suicide," Gregg Miliote, a spokesman for Bristol County District Attorney Sam Sutter said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Hmmmm.

Also, someone needs to tell the webmaster here that the stupid Wolverine ad keeps popping back on after you hit the close button.

Very annoying.

Sep 15 10:42

William Gibson's Bridge City in "Virtual Light" Could Become Real

San Francisco's Bay Bridge is getting a makeover that will leave a large portion of the old bridge unused, but still standing strong. Now two architects are proposing that the city build a neighborhood on it.

Sep 15 10:08

Yale pharmacology head, Dr. Joseph Schlessinger, suppressed site exposing sexual, financial misconduct, 14 Sep 2009

Earlier this year or late last year, undisclosed individuals, possibly the aggrieved parties in those cases, registered "josephschlessinger.com", where they placed the court records, transcripts, and links to news articles, all woven together in a morally indignant tone that questioned how Dr. Schlessinger had ever been appointed Yale Pharmacology Chair, given this background.

Rather than suing for libel, which may have been a difficult case to sustain, given that most of his critics' allegations were based on the public record, Dr. Schlessinger took a case to the WIPO, or World Intellectual Property Organization, where he claimed that he owned the commonlaw rights to "josephschlessinger.com".

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Some asshole has actually registered http://michaelrivero.com/ but will sell it back to me for ONLY $600!!!!!!

Sep 15 09:50

Shawn Buckley about Bill C-6

Webmaster's Commentary: 

constitutional lawyer, Shawn Buckley presents the truth about Bill C-6 and the loss of our fundamental freedom in Canada if the bill passes.

Sep 15 09:15

Police say syringes will help stop drunk driving

This is just great. Now we are going to have the police sticking needles in our arms at traffic stops. When will this insanity ever end? When we the people put a stop to it. Whats next, pulling you over and giving you the flu vaccine shot if you have not had one?

Sep 15 09:06

Mecca pilgrims must have flu jab

Mecca pilgrims must have flu jab

It is feared viruses will spread quickly in the huge crowds at the Hajj
British Muslims will need a seasonal flu vaccination before travelling to Saudi Arabia for this year's Hajj pilgrimage, because of swine flu fears.

see also
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/8255612.stm
Deal reached over swine flu jabs
A deal has been reached between the government and GPs over the swine flu vaccination programme.
Ministers have agreed to pay doctors £5.25 per jab after weeks of talks.

Sep 15 08:42

History Says US Is Headed For Hell On Earth

So read your history books. Many people of conscience objected in 1933 and were shouted down, called names, laughed at, and ridiculed. When Winston Churchill pointed out the obvious in the late 1930s while seated in the House of Lords in England (he was not yet Prime Minister), he was booed into his seat and called a crazy troublemaker. He was right, though. And the world came to regret that he was not listened to.

Sep 15 08:21

Join the Appeal for Truth about 9/11

September 11, 2009
Peter Dale Scott, with Michael Berger and Janice Matthews

In the last few days Glenn Beck and the Washington Times have forced Van Jones to resign as environmentalist "green jobs" adviser to the White House. His principal offense: having signed a 2004 Statement from 911truth.org calling for a new investigation of the events of 9/11.

This is a moment of truth for all who want America to be an open society. As the Los Angeles Times reported on September 8, "Other conservatives, smelling blood in the water, are sharpening their knives." Why should they not? The White House has just capitulated to a dishonest attack claiming that Jones, because he signed the 911truth Statement, "thinks the Bush administration blew up the World Trade Centers and covered it up." You can check Beck's capacity for accuracy by comparing this claim to the relevant call in the Statement itself: "for immediate public attention to unanswered questions that suggest that people within the current administration may indeed have deliberately allowed 9/11 to happen, perhaps as a pretext for war."

Sep 15 06:25

State tells city to seize aide's computers

Secretary of State William F. Galvin ordered the city of Boston to immediately seize City Hall computers and software used by the top policy aide to Mayor Thomas M. Menino and to hire an independent computer forensics specialist to try to retrieve e-mails the aide deleted

Sep 15 05:34

‘Death by a Thousand Cuts’

Roubini Sees US Economy Facing ‘Death by a Thousand Cuts’

According to (*Nouriel) Roubini more than 1,000 financial institutions could fail before all is said and done.

Sep 15 05:08

US Launches Military Strike in Somalia Against al Qaeda Target

The dead terrorist, Saleh Ali Nabhan, is believed to have taken part in the 1998 attacks on U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania. He is also believed to have orchestrated the 2002 bombing of a resort hotel in Mombasa, Kenya, and a failed missile attack on an Israeli airliner leaving Mombasa airport.
Several sources tell ABC News at least one U.S. helicopter fired on a convoy carrying suspected al Qaeda targets in southern Somalia. An American official says a U.S. Navy ship was also nearby to monitor the situation and provide assistance if needed.
Ali Nabhan's death has not yet been officially confirmed, but sources tell ABC News that his body is now in U.S. custody.

Sep 15 04:47

Markets 'not out of the woods yet'

The market meltdown that began in September 2007 was a 'slow-motion catastrophe'
Get out your party hats and strike up the band. We are about to celebrate the second anniversary of the GFC - the Global Financial Crisis.
'Financial monster'
New York University's Dr Nouriel Roubini was called "Dr Doom" for predicting the emergence of a "financial monster" that could not be sustained.
Bank runs
Soon the Bank of England was pumping money in just one day after warning others, in the name of "moral hazard" rules, not to bail out lenders who had engaged in irresponsible practices.
Bail outs
Washington responded with interest rate cuts and the injection of billions into banks, along with similar stimulus efforts by central banks in other countries.
Markets plunge
Then the Dow fell 777.68 points, the largest one-day point drop in history.
Economic turnaround?
As Americans often say: "We're not out of the woods yet."

Sep 14 17:35

Iraq and Afghanistan don't need US troops for security. They can ask the UN if they want help

One of the arguments for US troops to remain in the two countries we invaded is that even if our wars were mistakes, it’s our duty to stay until those countries can manage their own security. If US troops leave, we’ll subject civilians to escalating violence.

As eminent Princeton philosopher Harry Frankfurt distinguished in his 2005 Bestseller as a strictly academic term, that rhetoric is bullshit.

When political “leadership” makes that argument, it’s a lie of omission. Without the comprehensive information that Iraq and Afghanistan have full authority within their governments to make that determination for themselves, that statement is misleading Americans into thinking that US security is their only option. It is not.

Sep 14 16:34

Video: The Health Insurance Racket

CIGNAs Edward Hanway spends his holidays in a $13 million beach house in New Jersey. Meanwhile, regular Americans are routinely denied coverage for the care they need when they need it most.

Welcome to the American health insurance industry. Instead of helping policyholders attain the health security they need for their families, big insurance companies get rich by denying coverage to patients. Now theyre sending lobbyists to Washington, DC to twist the arms of lawmakers to oppose reform of the status quo. Why? Because the status quo pays.

Learn more at www.sickforprofit.com about the glamorous lives of billionaire health insurance executives and tell us your story of being victimized by their greed.

Sep 14 13:21

IAEA 'bans' attacks on nuclear installations

An Iranian proposal prohibiting military attacks against nuclear installations worldwide has been approved by the UN nuclear watchdog's general conference, an Iranian official says.

"Iran's proposal … has been approved in the meeting," said Ali Asghar Soltaniyeh, Iran's envoy to the International Atomic Energy Agency, on the sidelines of the week-long General Conference in Vienna.

Considered the highest policymaking body of the IAEA, the General Conference meets annually to consider issues such as non-proliferation, nuclear safety, nuclear safeguards and nuclear security.

Sep 14 12:51

Obama: Run on fraud; govern by stealth

Obama: Run on fraud; govern by stealth
Sept. 11, 2009 By Dave Weinbaum
Candidate Barack Hussein Obama did whatever it took to be elected.
President Barack Hussen Obama is determined to hide his real motives by stealth and deceit.
"Obama has a penchant for making HC speeches that alter his intent. Just like his recent 157,929th news conference/HC speech, he indicted the Cambridge Police as "Stupid" while defending his friend, Hahvad Professor Louie Gates. HC was put on the backburner while Barack played racial politics cover-up at a beer fest.
Last night, SC Republican, Rep. Joe Wilson blurted out the words "YOU LIE!" after one of the many fibs told by our Dear Leader. Never mind Barack Obama called millions of Americans liars for objecting to what's actually in House Bill 3200.

Sep 14 11:52

Size Matters; So Do Lies

The way this false estimate came into being is relatively simple: Matt Kibbe, the president of FreedomWorks, lied, claiming that ABC News had reported numbers of between 1.0 and 1.5 million when they never did anything of the sort. A few tweets later, the numbers had been exaggerated still further to 2 million. Kibbe wasn't "in error", as Malkin gently puts it. He lied. He did the equivalent of telling people that his penis is 53 inches long.

Malkin herself did not lie; she merely repeated a lie.

Mock the protesters at your peril: business as usual suddenly isn't so good for Democrats these days, and the sentiments of the 70,000 people who marched on Washington surely mirror those of millions more sitting at home. They were done a disservice by being represented by a liar like Kibbe.

Sep 14 07:12

The Truthseeker's Imprisoned in Rothschild Castle.

The simple answer to most of what is going on everywhere is that humanity has an enemy whose intent is to enslave and torment it and all roads lead to The Rothschild Castle. The intention is clearly stated in the founder’s own words. The solution is for humanity to storm the castle and take back what has been stolen. No matter how you reason it. No matter how you strategize or brainstorm, there is only one solution. The people of the world must overthrow the overlords and they will. They will.

Sep 14 06:15

We're Number 37

Here is a little song celebrating our position at #37 in the world in healthcare. "We're Number 37"

Sep 13 23:16

September 30th - D-Day for U.S. - Have You Been Paying Attention? Are You Prepared?

[...] we are now nearing the expected D-day - where the house of cards will come crashing down. People will find what they thought was built with mortar and brick was actually nothing but paper (worthless) and a house built by it perilously stacked one on top of another, without a real base or foundation. This house has been shaking for a year, one quake after another hitting it, but those who built it were able to move one card to another place to keep the house- though hurt, but in tack - able to still hide there was no foundation built.

Sep 13 17:35

Kucinich to U.S.: Single-Payer Needs Your Support

By Ernest A. Canning on 9/8/2009 3:37PM
Kucinich to U.S.: Single-Payer Needs Your Support
Link and Sign Petition on Behalf of H.R. 676 (Medicare for All)
by Ernest A. Canning
In "Single-Payer and the 'Democracy Deficit'," citing empirical studies, polls and the extensive data assembled by Physicians for a National Health Program, I argued that the current for-profit health care system is not merely corrupt, irrational and dysfunctional, but deadly; that it pits the obscene profits of a few health insurance company CEOs and their Wall Street investors against the health of our people, whose very lives are treated as nothing more than a commodity.

Sep 13 17:30

Americans' protest in D.C. was NOT a race riot

September 13,2009 America spoke By James Simpson
America spoke September 12th in Washington, DC. Real America. Not black America, not white America, not Hispanic or Asian America, not even conservative or liberal America. Real America. There were mothers, sons, fathers, daughters, newborn children and kids on the way up; there were many, many elderly and a lot of disabled folks, young and old, in wheelchairs. Many of these people had never been to a protest before in their lives. People were pleasant, polite and considerate. There was not a drunken eye in the house.
http://www.exposeobama.com/2009/09/12/two-million-at-tea-party-huge-su...
Two Million at Tea Party, Huge Success
http://www.exposeobama.com/2009/09/12/tea-party-crowd-is-huge/

Sep 13 16:27

GOP Sen. Snowe urged Obama to take 'public option off the table'

U.S. Senator Olympia J. Snowe (R-Maine) claims to have urged the president to "take the public option off the table" due to the level of Republican opposition.

Speaking to CBS News anchor Bob Schieffer on Sunday, Snowe suggested that President Barack Obama had shown "flexibility" on the key feature of his reform proposals during his State of the Union address on Wednesday,

She added: "It's universally opposed by all Republicans in the Senate, and therefore there's no way to pass a plan that includes the public option.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Dancing rather blatantly and awkwardly to your master's tune yet again, Senator?

And this time, it's really getting hard on the eyes to watch.

And why?!?

As reported on 10 June, 2009 at:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/06/10/snowes-ties-to-health-car_n_213798.html

"Snowe's Ties To Health Care Industry Raise Concern As Reform Talk Heats Up"

"The Senate Republican who is front and center in the health care debate has received more than $1 million in campaign contributions from the health care industry. Her staff, too, has ties to some of the biggest players in the private insurance, with major stakes in the reform effort."

Snowe is just one of the health insurance industry's "fixers" in the Senate, making sure that what might be a benefit to American citizens will never see the light of day.

Way to go, Senator Snowe! You have just clearly demonstrated who's side you're on, and it is not on the side of We the People.

Sep 13 14:09

Hawaii tax collections worsen in July, August

HONOLULU (AP) - Hawaii's state budget deficit grew larger Thursday, and Gov. Linda Lingle emphasized that savings will have to come from government employees.

The Department of Taxation reported that tax collections fell 5 percent in July and August, a steeper decline than the 1.5 percent dip forecast by the Council on Revenues for the current fiscal year that began July 1.

''We simply cannot continue to spend beyond our means,'' Lingle said in a statement. ''The reality is we can no longer afford to maintain the current level of labor expenses.''

The drop represents an additional $36 million loss from the state budget, on top of the existing two-year budget deficit of about $900 million.

Sep 13 14:06

Study: Hawaii’s roads among worst in nation

Hawaii's major roads and highways are some of the roughest rides in the nation, according to a new report, which estimates that rutted thoroughfares cost each Hawaii driver about $500 a year in vehicle repairs, accelerated wear and tear and increased fuel consumption.

The report highlights how roadway conditions cost drivers, businesses - and lives. The study warns that the situation will only get worse unless the state can secure more funding to address backlogged repairs and an aging roadway system.

Sep 13 14:01

Lava maps causing angst on Big Island

PAHOA, Hawaii - The U.S. Geological Survey's 35-year-old maps of lava danger zones in this southern corner of the Big Island are a tableau of earthy colors and odd shapes originally meant for scientific and planning purposes.

The maps have also long been used by the home insurance industry to assess lava hazard risks. But in the last year or two, the maps have become a source of contention as insurers have hiked rates or completely abandoned areas that are deemed to be the most dangerous.

Fannie Mae, the huge backer of home mortgages, recently declared it would no longer do so in the two most hazardous zones. That has residents pointing fingers of blame at the charts that even the Geological Survey acknowledges are outdated.

Sep 13 13:56

Police pull weed in Huelo

MARK GOLDBERG / MauiGuidebook.com

Huelo resident Mark Goldberg photographed law enforcement officers in a helicopter operation Thursday morning near Hoolawa Stream in Huelo in a marijuana-eradication program known as “Green Harvest.” Maui police confirmed there was a Maui operation Thursday, but no information on what was seized was available Friday. Goldberg said crews were in the area for several hours uprooting marijuana.

Sep 13 13:38

Party serves up some tea

More than 100 protesters gathered outside the Queen Ka'ahumanu Center on Saturday afternoon to speak out against what they see as over taxation and a government that has exceeded what was envisioned by the Founding Fathers.

The event was held by the Maui Taxed Enough Already Party, with another sign-waving on Maui earlier in the day in Lahaina.

Sep 13 09:55

Undercounting deaths of US soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan

Contractor deaths and injuries (around 30,000 so far) are rarely reported but they highlight the United States' steadily growing dependence on private enterprise.

The present ratio of about one contractor for every uniformed member of the U.S. armed forces is more than double that of every other major conflict in American history, according to the Congressional Budget Office.

That means the world's only superpower cannot fight its war nor protect its civilian officials, diplomats and embassies without support from contractors.

Sep 13 09:24

General Smedley Butler

Major General Smedley Butler retired from the Marine Corps in 1931 at the age of 48. He had faced gunfire 120 times and the famed columnist Will Rogers wrote of Butler, "He is what I would call a natural born warrior. He will fight anybody, any time....He carries every medal we ever gave out. He has two Congressional Medals of Honor....You give him another war and he will get him another one....I do admire him."

http://tshtf.blogspot.com/2009/08/general-smedley-butler.html

Sep 13 09:21

Traficant For President

James Traficant does 7 years and returns hardened and fearless. This is the man we need to get rid of ZOG!

Sep 13 09:05

The Sham Debate Over Obama's Af-Pak War

So what is there to debate? The president has framed the issue as one of inevitability. Last month Obama told a veterans group that, "If left unchecked, the Taliban insurgency will mean an even larger safe haven from which Al Qaeda would plot to kill more Americans." That's the same rationale that George Bush deployed to justify not only the Afghanistan invasion, eight years ago, but the Iraq invasion, the war against Somalia and, indeed, the whole concept of global American wars without end. Barack Obama has not altered the Bush war on terror paradigm, he has reinforced it.

Sep 13 07:46

Fake Mexico Hijacking by Bolivian Jew

I wouldn’t have stumbled across this one if it weren’t for the interesting headline. The article said “Pilots: Hijacker incoherent during tense standoff” and since I know jews are usually behind any hijackings, I had to take a look. I also know from experience that the people set up to pull off these crazy hoaxes are usually fed tons of psychotropic and recreational drugs before hand by a jewish doctor and drug dealers somewhere, and it was the first thing that came to mind when I saw this headline. One clue is that nobody else seems to hijack aircraft. That’s just plain suicide, and I don’t care what you’ve heard about “hajis”, most people just don’t do stupid shit like this.

Sep 13 03:09

Video: The Shock Doctrine

Sep 13 03:08

Arctic Sea was carrying missiles to Iran

Arctic Sea was carrying missiles to Iran, new report suggests

The saga of the missing Arctic Sea cargo ship took a fresh twist on Thursday after a Russian newspaper reported that Benjamin Netanyahu, the Israeli prime minister, made a secret visit to Moscow last Monday to discuss Russian arms shipments to Iran and Syria.

Sep 13 02:58

Netanyahu Pressed on Secret Trip

Netanyahu’s movements have fueled speculation that the Arctic Sea ship, which mysteriously disappeared for three weeks this summer, might have been carrying S-300 missiles for Iran.

Sep 12 22:42

Obama hypocrisy: continuing American fascism with unlimited detention

Almost a year after Mr. Obama's election as President, with the sworn duty to protect and defend the Constitution of the United States, his administration continues the unconstitutional policies of declaring human beings as "enemies" and detaining them without rights for as long as they so dictate (as in dictatorship). As a teacher for US Government classes, I can tell you that this is un-American in every academic understanding of what Americanism means. We have other words to describe a political philosophy of unlimited government that rejects inalienable civil and political rights: dictatorship and fascism are academically correct.

Sep 12 22:05

Indicted Financier Danny Pang Dies in California

Danny Pang, the founder of Private Equity Management Group Inc., who U.S. regulators claim bilked Taiwanese investors, died today, a spokesman for the Pang family said.

Pang, 42, had been taken from his Newport Beach, California, home yesterday afternoon by paramedics who had responded to a call from the house, said Sergeant Doug Jones of the Newport Beach Police today. He was taken to Hoag Hospital, Jones said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Hmmm, a lot of the people with stories to tell are dying all of a sudden!

Sep 12 22:02

Key Blagojevich adviser Christopher Kelly dead

Kelly’s death comes just four days after he pleaded guilty to a scheme involving $8.5 million in fraud at O’Hare Airport. It was the second conviction this year -- he still faced trial along with the ex-governor, in June. Kelly had been indicted three times since 2007 but refused to become a cooperating witness. When he pleaded guilty to the O’Hare scheme Tuesday, Kelly spoke of feeling intense pressure by prosecutors to abandon his loyalty to Blagojevich and cooperate with the feds.

Sep 12 18:09

Thousands Rally in Capital to Protest Big Government

A sea of protesters filled the west lawn of the Capitol and spilled onto the National Mall on Saturday in the largest rally against President Obama since he took office, a culmination of a summer-long season of protests that began with opposition to a health care overhaul and grew into a broader dissatisfaction with government.

But as they sang verse after verse of patriotic hymns like “God Bless America,” sharp words of profane and political criticism were aimed at Mr. Obama and Congress.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The American people are waking up: they're mad as hell, and they won't take the "sameold/sameold" anymore from Congress and the administration.

Sep 12 16:19

Either pay the national debt with monetary reform or kiss your assets goodbye

In our current debt-based monetary system, we're never going to pay off the national debt.

This article will explain what the debt is, why we can never pay it, and the elegant and obvious solution proposed by Nobel Prize winning economist, Milton Friedman. Please read and understand this crucial information for your responsible citizenry. You literally have nothing more valuable to do.

Sep 12 14:49

Netanyahu secretly visited Russia

Putin needs some persuasion on his Iranian stand (*?)

Sep 12 12:38

Today's DC Obama protest crowd over a million

First reports from AP and NY Times indicate 'thousands' at DC protest?
Rick Moran September 12, 2009
What else would you expect? Both the Times and AP are equating the crowds turning out in DC to protest Obama's policies with crowds turning out to see the president later today at a town hall meeting.
AP's and the Times notion of "thousands:[Photo]
According to CNN, the event got underway an hour and a half early because so many people showed up at the bottom of Pennsylvania avenue, there was simply no more room for new arrivals.
UPDATE II
Michelle Malkin reports that Capitol Police are estimating crowd at 1.2 million. ABC saying 2 million

Sep 12 10:27

U.S. Expands Global Missile Shield Into Middle East, Balkans

To demonstrate how close the Pentagon is to completing plans for an international interceptor missile system that can be used for blackmailing other nations into submission and laying the groundwork for a "winnable" war against major powers like Russia and China - by being able to neutralize missiles surviving a first strike and so an adversary's ability to retaliate - the new head of the Missile Defense Agency, U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Patrick O'Reilly,recently boasted that his agency's missile interceptions have proven 86%successful and that "The Defense Department recently committed an additional$900 million toward fielding the Army's theater high-altitude-area defense mobile missile defense system.

Sep 12 10:18

LEONARD PELTIER’S Birthday is September 12th – Vigils Planned Worlwide

Calling for clemency, Wanbli said Obama promised Peltier’s release during his campaign. On today’s show, the music is by Keith Secola, with poet Cleo Apache, recorded live at the Havasupai Gathering to Halt Uranium Mining in the Grand Canyon by Earthcycles. Wanbli said, “Carnes is standing there in fast and in prayer for 7 days in the hopes of gaining attention of the President of the United States of America to the plight of Leonard.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

DOES ANYONE HAVE A CONFIRMATION OF OBAMA'S PROMISE TO GRANT CLEMENCY TO PELTIER?

Sep 12 10:08

Healthy Profits: Corporate Money Moves Tell the True Tale of Obama's "Reforms"

Of course there will be no reform, and there was never going to be. Obama is going to "reform" America's broken health care system the same way he has "reformed" the War on Terror and "reformed" Wall Street: by taking the existing policies and making them even worse.

Sep 12 09:26

Killing America's Kids

I thought a long time before writing about this matter, and was not pleasant to be around. The photo resonated with me, as we say. You see, long ago, in another pointless war, promoted by another conscienceless Secretary, I too was a Marine Lance Corporal of twenty-one years. I too got shot, though not nearly as badly as this kid, and spent a year at Bethesda Naval Hospital. At this point I am legally blind following my (I think) thirteenth trip to eye surgery as a result of an identical foreign policy.

Photographs are death to a war, boys and girls. They can asphyxiate a war faster than roadside bombs can even dream. Gates does not want the sprawling somnolent inattentive beast, the public, to see what his wars really are.

Sep 12 07:44

Firms reap Somali piracy profits

Many of the pirates operating off the coast of Somalia were given special forces-style training from Western firms, a special report by Al Jazeera has found.

Some security firms currently protecting shipping from the pirates had been engaged to train them a decade ago.

Sep 12 07:27

Deputy under review after Disney employee Tasered

Officials say an Orange County deputy is under administrative review following reports that he gave his Taser stun gun to a Walt Disney World employee, who then shocked a co-worker.

Sep 11 20:17

Why Youth Should Be Alarmed About ObamaCare

In other words, there is more than just a requirement for the youth to buy insurance, there is a hidden tax that will force the youth to pay for part of the coverage required for those with pre-existing conditions.

Sep 11 19:48

9/11: Support our troops by ending these illegal wars

Do you respect our troops? If so, demand their return home because they’ve been deployed in illegal Wars of Aggression. Don’t believe me when I say the wars are illegal and we should withdraw (Iraq and Afghanistan can request help from the UN on their own if they’re interested). YOU have to know the two simple rules of starting a war to determine if our troops’ presence is ethical or not. Do you know them? If so, thank you for your responsibility as a citizen. If not, thank you for reading this article to learn! As an educator, allow me to attempt my art of admonishing those who haven’t done this important homework before reviewing the answer (and I thought being a laid-off teacher I wouldn’t use this particular skill as a writer).

Sep 11 14:44

Tax Advice, Prostitution Advice and Money Laundering Advice from ACORN

The pair also claim they plan to employ teenage girls from central America as prostitutes, and an ACORN employee suggests that up to three of the girls could be claimed as dependents.

Sep 11 10:04

Sept. 11 training exercise sparks confusion in DC

A Coast Guard training exercise in the Potomac River near the Pentagon sparked confusion amid Friday's commemorations of the Sept. 11 anniversary. Media reports that shots were being fired in the river sent FBI agents scrambling to the scene and led the nearest airport to briefly ground flights.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Well, THAT was stupid!

Sep 11 09:25

Senate panel OKs $636 billion Pentagon budget with $128 billion for Iraq, Afghanistan wars

With hardly any debate, a powerful Senate committee Thursday approved President Barack Obama's $128 billion request for military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan for the budget year beginning in October.

Senate panel chairman Daniel Inouye, D-Hawaii, would not say whether he believes $128 billion would be enough for military operations in the two countries.

"Well, we're taking the word of the administration," Inouye said after the panel session.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

While Americans slip deeper into poverty, and homeless Vets sleep in our streets, more and more of our taxpayer dollars are being committed to these insane wars without end.

We only have one party in this country, and that's the War Party, which controls both houses of congress, and have for some time.

And wars are great... if you're a defense contractor, or a senator or congressional representative who has been "acquired" by a major defense contractor or two, through overt and covert campaign contributions.

Sep 11 09:10

People behind 9/11 plotting another attack: Mullen

"The people behind the 9/11 attacks are planning and plotting other attacks. Qaida and its extremist allies would like nothing better than to strike us again," Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Admiral Michael Mullen said at a September 11th Commemoration Ceremony at the Pentagon.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

A short memo to Admiral Mullen: thinking Americans understand that this government would love nothing better than to pull off another stunning false flag, to cow the American people into stunned submission and meekly accept whatever government agenda would be served by such an event.

However, as rapidly as 9/11 came apart from the standpoint of the sheer force of logic which showed that the official story couldn't possibly be true, one would hope that those elements in government would love to give this another try, will not be allowed to do it (as was the case with Operation Northwoods).

Sep 11 06:04

Life Sentence for Taiwan Ex-President

Chen Shui-bian, the former president of Taiwan who had been on trial since March for corruption, was sentenced to life in prison on Friday by a three-judge panel.
...

Mr. Chen’s wife, Wu Shu-chen, was also convicted of corruption and sentenced to life in prison. Among other things, both Mr. Chen and his wife were accused of stealing and misusing public money from 2000 to 2008 while Mr. Chen was in office. They were both fined a total of $15 million.

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