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CURRENT EVENTS

Nov 23 18:09

Ending the Dirty Tricks Campaign by Church and State: An Announcement by Rev. Kevin Annett and the ITCCS

Over the past month, we have established that a criminal conspiracy exists to defame and discredit Rev. Kevin Annett and destroy the work of our Tribunal in order to protect those responsible for the rape, torture and murder of innocent children.

This conspiracy includes but is not restricted to agents of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police’s (RCMP’s) “E” Division in Vancouver, Canada, headed by Inspector Peter Montague, and two staff members of the state-funded Vancouver Co-op Radio.

Nov 23 17:50

Tester Amendment to food ‘safety’ bill puts lipstick on a pig

Rady Ananda, Contributing Writer
Activist Post

The voice of controlled opposition wants Americans to believe that the Tester Amendment to S 510, the Food Safety Modernization Act, elevates the bill to something we should adopt. The Tester Amendment puts a bandaid on a head wound. It does not stop the most lethal agency in American history from seizing control of the food supply from farm to fork.

Even though Big Ag now opposes S 510, we should continue to oppose the bill, as it amounts to federal assault on food freedom . . .

Nov 23 17:34

Adam Savage: TSA saw my junk, missed 12" razor blades

Savage was put through the full-body scanner, and while he joked that it made his penis feel small, no one seemed to notice the items he was carrying on his person.

If the TSA thinks you can hijack a plane with saline solution and nail clippers, Savage's 12" razor blades are the equivalent of a nuclear bomb. Since the blades weren't anywhere near Savage's privates, they likely would have been missed by the pat-down as well.

Sleep well, America.

Nov 23 17:01

House Democrats call for release of one of the most notorious spies in Israel’s history

House Democrats call for release of one of the most notorious spies in Israel’s history
by Paul Woodward on November 23, 2010
A “relentless” campaign by David Nyer, a Jewish Orthodox activist from Monsey, New York, has succeeded in winning significant support from House Democrats who are now calling on President Obama to release Jonathan Pollard.
Pollard is a former civilian intelligence analyst who was convicted of spying for Israel and through a plea bargain received a life sentence in 1987. He is believed to have caused incalculable damage to US national security.
Nyer’s campaign “struck gold” when he succeeded in winning the support of Rep. Barney Frank. The JTA reported:

Nov 23 16:59

Keiser Report on Silver Revolt: ‘Crash JP Morgan’ Goes Viral!

This time, Max Keiser and co-host Stacy Herbert look at videos from the “Crash JP Morgan, Buy Silver” viral campaign. They also discuss whether “My father is Li Gang” is any less corrupt than “My Uncle is Sam”, as mortgage holders go postal and regulators tell us to “batten down the hatches”. In the second half of the show, Max talks to financial journalist Teri Buhl about Ambac’s lawsuit against JP Morgan. The case JP Morgan is trying to seal was filed by New York law firm Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler for Ambac Assurance.

Nov 23 16:38

Child Molestation is a crime, age 14 and under

Child Molestation
Child molestation is a crime involving a range of indecent or sexual activities between an adult and a child, usually under the age of 14. In psychiatric terms, these acts are sometimes known as pedophilia....Regardless of the terminology, it is illegal for an adult to touch any portion of a child's body with a "lewd and lascivious" intent. Usually, consent is not a matter of consideration, and is not available as a defense to a charge of child molestation. Even in cases where it can be proven that the minor victim was a willing participant, a sex act or improper touching is still a crime because children cannot legally consent to anything. Criminal penalties are severe for those convicted of child molestation.

Nov 23 15:57

The PSY-OP Behind the TSA Pat-Downs

The dollar is weakening, gold is rising and the push for you to accept the body scanners is on. Broken down from all of the engineered gloom throughout society, Americans might be mentally forced to accept the naked porno body scanners that DHS wants implemented at every major airport in the world.

The real psychological operation behind the establishments corporate controlled media, is to push how bad these TSA pat-down really are (They have been made that way) in order to get the general public to accept the cancerous body scanners.

Nov 23 15:35

Toddlers Will Have Jabs For SIX Diseases At Once

Toddlers are to be inoculated against six diseases at once in a bid to boost vaccination rates, the Government revealed yesterday.

The chief medical officer has told GPs to give the vaccines – including the MMR jab – during a single surgery visit once a baby has passed his or her first birthday.

The ‘super-vaccination’ day will involve three injections to protect against measles, mumps, rubella, two forms of meningitis and bacteria that can cause pneumonia.

Nov 23 15:22

Impending blizzard a reminder of other harsh storms

It's been long enough since Utah last saw blizzard conditions that the National Weather Service had to dig into its archives to find the last time it issued a blizzard warning.

Nov 23 15:09

Poll: Majority Oppose Body Scans, Nearly Half Seek Alternative to Flying

CNN is currently running an article that promotes the TSA and declares that Americans support naked body scanners. Who in the hell do they think they are kidding? These are supposed to be journalists yet they are promoting the TSA GROPING CHILDREN. Its as if CNN is attempting to make Americans think that most of their fellow citizens are completed fine with their children being molested by low iq idiots.

Raw Story
By Eric W. Dolan

The use of backscatter x-ray machines to scan travelers’ bodies and new pat down procedures at airports will cause 48% of Americans to seek an alternative means of transportation, according to a Zogby International poll.

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Nov 23 14:51

Charlie McGrath: No More Mr. Nice Gov’t

The dust is just settling on the mid-term election, yet our future path seems crystal clear. We’ve had two and a half years of gimmicks­– cash for clunkers , cash for caulkers, $8000.00 tax credits, 99 weeks of unemployment benefits; and people like myself and others in alternative media have been saying these are nothing more than smoke and mirrors, gimmicks to keep the masses from rising up and pushing back while the real agenda plays out.

While the nation was being showered with trinkets, this International Cabal of Parasitic Scum have been restructuring the global financial system, not to get away from “Too Big to Fail,” rather they’ve made “TBTF” completely impossible to get rid of, completely systemic.

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Nov 23 12:06

Breaking: Suspicious Package – Boston’s Logan Airport – Area Lockdown

The Intel Hub
By Shepard Ambellas

Editors Note: We will be updating this story as we get intel, keep checking back.

K-9 units detected what might be a bomb or bomb making materials at Boston’s Logan Airport Tuesday. Dogs picked up a scent from a pallet and later picked out two duffle bags from Nigeria on a Delta cargo plane.

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Nov 23 11:17

28% Plunge In Our Standard Of Living

What is the most immediate danger for 300 million Americans from the limitless bailout of the most politically powerful special interest group in America, the bankers of Wall Street? Author and financial expert Daniel R. Amerman, CFA, illustrates the very real danger of a 12% to 28% plunge in the standard of living for the average family, and shows how it could occur in a matter of weeks or months.

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Nov 23 10:57

Why Your Senators Will Vote For S.510

The following is a list of U.S Senators and the Bribes (I mean campaign contributions) that these Senators received from Special Interest Groups to either support or oppose S.510 - The FDA Food Safety and Modernization Act. I have listed the names of the Senators, the Party and State, and the amount of Special Interest Bribes (I mean campaign contributions) that they received.

Nov 23 10:55

RAY MCGOVERN : US INTELLIGENCE THWARTED ATTACK ON IRAN

Why should George W. Bush have been “angry” to learn in late 2007 of the unanimous judgment of all 16 U.S. intelligence agencies that Iran had stopped working on a nuclear weapon four years earlier?

Seems to me he might have said “Hot Dog!” rather than curse under his breath.

Nowhere in his memoir, Decision Points, is Bush’s bizarre relationship to truth so manifest as when he describes his dismay at learning that the intelligence community had redeemed itself for its lies about Iraq by preparing an honest Estimate that stuck a rod in the wheels of the juggernaut rolling toward war with Iran.

By Ray McGovern

Nov 23 10:52

Keiser Report on Silver Revolt: 'Crash JP Morgan' Goes Viral!

This time, Max Keiser and co-host Stacy Herbert look at videos from the "Crash JP Morgan, Buy Silver" viral campaign. They also discuss whether "My father is Li Gang" is any less corrupt than "My Uncle is Sam", as mortgage holders go postal and regulators tell us to "batten down the hatches". In the second half of the show, Max talks to financial journalist Teri Buhl about Ambac's lawsuit against JP Morgan. The case JP Morgan is trying to seal was filed by New York law firm Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler for Ambac Assurance. To learn more about how JP Morgan is trying to cover up the alleged fraudulent practices of EMC (a wholly owned sub-company) and the Bear Stearns residential mortgage bonds it now responsible for: Look for Nick Verbitsky of Blue Chip Films upcoming documentary film 'Confidence Game'.

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Nov 23 10:41

Iris Scan & Fingerprints Substituted For TSA Screening

An opt-in program that charges airline passengers to bypass airport security lines is being resuscitated more than two years after its abrupt shutdown. The CLEAR program re-launched in Orlando last week, and is preparing to start up in Denver.

After submitting fingerprints and iris scans, members are issued a CLEARcard with these biometric data. Kiosks at participating airports then allow them to confirm their identity and “speed through security.”

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I wonder if this is the TRUE reason for the TSA outrages we are suffering? Are they trying to condition us to accept this desired outcome as a welcome relief to porno groping and scanning?

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Nov 23 10:08

The New Politics of Starvation and Weaponized Food

It is not a secret that many nations and paramilitary groups have used food as a weapon. What could be more formidable? Hitler, Stalin, Herbert Hoover and many others have used this tactic. Researchers and university professors have written on the subject incessantly. They prattle on about the best ways to wipe out populations and the most cost-efficient way. Why waste bullets when you can bring a nation to its knees by starvation and disease?

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Nov 23 09:51

Girl speaks out about TSA abuse and "random" selection

Girl speaks out about TSA abuse and "random" selection. They handcuffed her to a chair.

Nov 23 09:12

COMMITTED AIPAC ACTIVISTS EXPOSED

EX-AIPAC OFFICIAL GOT $670,000 FROM DONORS
By Jeff Stein / Spy Talk

The latest episode of the AIPAC spy scandal turned sordid last week, with the pro-Israeli lobby releasing its deposition of fired official Steven J. Rosen in which he confesses he engaged in extra-marital sex and watched pornography on his office computer.

But largely buried beneath such tawdry details was an admission arguably far more damaging to Rosen’s drive to prove the organization ruined his professional life: that major Jewish donors supported him with hundreds of thousands of dollars during the four years after his dismissal in May 2005.

Nov 23 09:09

IRS ASKED TO REVOKE AIPAC’S TAX EXEMPTION

GRANT F. SMITH -- IRemp

Today the Internal Revenue Service received a 1,389 page filing demanding that the American Israel Public Affairs Committee’s (AIPAC’s) tax exempt status be retroactively revoked. The filing, submitted by the IRmep Center for Policy and Law Enforcement, spans nearly 60 years, from the moment AIPAC’s founder left the employment of the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs to the present.

Two core charges are:

Nov 23 09:06

The Oedipus Connection: Where Fiction and Fantasies Collide with the New World Order

ED NOTE: Jack Williams is writing an entertaining novel that gently incorporates some geo/political realities. My Catbird Seat will carry chapters of his book in installments.
Read Chapter One from “The Oedipus Connection: Where Fiction and Fantasies Collide with the New World Order”

By Jack Speer-Williams
Chapter One

“In closing, I’d like to tell you a little bed-time story, that hopefully will keep you awake, tonight,” said graduate assistant Rebecca Sarah Silverthorne to her Humanities class at the exclusive Williams College, in Williamstown, Massachusetts.

Nov 23 08:11

TSA Gestapo Empire

If Al Qaeda was anything like the organization that the US government claims, it would not be focused on trivial targets such as passenger airliners. The organization, if it exists, would be focused on its real enemies. Try to imagine the propaganda value of terrorists wiping out the neoconservatives in one fell swoop, followed by an announcement that every member of the federal government down to the lowest GS, every member of the House and Senate, and every governor was next in line to be bumped off.

Nov 23 07:16

TSA chief: Resisting scanners just means delays

Editor's Note: Propaganda Alert!

Ray Henry
Associated Press

ATLANTA — Despite tough talk on the Internet, there was little if any indication of a passenger revolt at many major U.S. airports, with very few people declining the X-ray scan that can peer through their clothes. Those who refuse the machines are subject to a pat-down search that includes the crotch and chest.

Nov 23 06:29

Body scanner makers doubled lobbying cash over 5 years

Fredreka Schouten
USA TODAY

WASHINGTON — The companies with multimillion-dollar contracts to supply American airports with body-scanning machines more than doubled their spending on lobbying in the past five years and hired several high-profile former government officials to advance their causes in Washington, government records show.

Nov 23 05:31

North Korea's Latest Attack on South Korea -- Conflicts of Convenience

Tony Cartalucci
Land Destroyer

President Barrack Obama's opulent tour of Asia this month included talks with South Korea over free-trade agreements.

Those talks ultimately failed, Thursday, November 11, 2010, sending the bewildered president back home reinforcing to the world the weak hand America is now playing. This failed free-trade agreement between the US and South Korea is a continuation of President Bush's failed efforts during the latter part of his administration to push through the deal.

Nov 23 02:08

TSA Agents Take Mother’s Child!

The TSA is openly molesting American citizens, forcing them through toxic scanners, threatening them with arrest if they opt out, and now taking kids out of their mothers eyesight without their approval! Apparently TSA believes that children are possible Al Qaeda agents who may attempt to hijack a plane.

If we do not stand up to this tyranny our country is done.

Mybottlesup.com

As I sit and write this post, 24 hours after this event took place, my hands still shake… with rage and with terror.

I woke up this morning to my husband’s alarm clock, sat straight up in bed and thought “Where’s Jackson?” with fear paralyzing me.

Nov 23 01:16

South Korea Returns Fire After Communist North Fires Dozens of Artillery Rounds

South Korea has scrambled F-16 fighter jets and returned fire after North Korea shot dozens of rounds of artillery on to a populated South Korean island near the countries’ western border.

Shells fell on Yeonpyeong island, injuring two civilians and wounding four soldiers. Several houses are also on fire.

Nov 23 00:52

IRS ASKED TO REVOKE AIPAC’S TAX EXEMPTION

Today the Internal Revenue Service received a 1,389 page filing demanding that the American Israel Public Affairs Committee’s (AIPAC’s) tax exempt status be retroactively revoked. AIPAC has been investigated several times by the FBI and is currently in a civil suit over the ongoing acquisition and movement of U.S. government classified information. The filing argues that such activities reveal AIPAC does not function as a bona fide “social welfare” organization.

Nov 23 00:47

AL-QAEDA’S CHRISTIAN MASSACRE — AIDING AND ABETTING THE OCCUPATION OF PALESTINE

The massacre of Iraqi Christians at Our Lady of Salvation Church in Baghdad also makes one wonder about claims that the group has “a great sense of timing.” The slaughter of Catholic Mass-goers occurred just one week after church leaders from across the Middle East had forcefully condemned Israel’s occupation of Palestinian territories.

Nov 22 19:56

ZIONISM MUST GO: BY KHALID AMAYREH

I am not being phobic or hysterical about Israel. Just try to watch, let alone attend a Knesset or cabinet session in Israel today, and you will have the impression that you are going back in time and attending a Nazi cabinet session presided by Adolph Hitler, not a Jewish cabinet session headed by Benyamin Netanyahu.

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Nov 22 17:01

Think you've read the worst about foreclosures? Read this

MIAMI — All she wanted was $50,000 from the equity in her house to help pay the bills while looking for a job in nursing. What Imogene Hall got was a brutal lesson in the sometimes shady ways of the mortgage industry.

It's a lesson learned by untold numbers of homeowners in Florida, epicenter of the foreclosure crisis gripping the nation.

"Everywhere I turn, someone else is scamming me,'' said Hall, a 49-year-old Jamaican immigrant who stands to lose her Miami Gardens home the Monday after Thanksgiving. "All I do is work hard, and I get surrounded by thieves.'

Nov 22 16:52

Coalition of 45 groups seeks investigation of FBI over peace activist raids

On September 24th, the FBI raided the homes of 14 peace activists in Minneapolis and Chicago, ostensibly searching for possible "material support" to terrorist organizations.

Nearly two months later, a coalition of 45 civil rights, human rights, peace and environmental groups have mounted a campaign to press Congress for an investigation of federal law enforcement's conduct, claiming the raids violated constitutional protections and could reflect a growing politicization of law enforcement.

"These raids suggest an ongoing trend of intrusive government surveillance of progressive activists in the United States," they wrote in a joint letter to President Barack Obama, Attorney General Eric Holder, the leaders of Congress and FBI director Robert Mueller. "Prosecutions for protected political activity have a chilling effect, not just in the communities in which they occur, but also on the First Amendment rights of all Americans."

Nov 22 16:26

The 19 Senators Who Voted To Censor The Internet

This is hardly a surprise but, this morning (as previously announced), the lame duck Senate Judiciary Committee unanimously voted to move forward with censoring the internet via the COICA bill -- despite a bunch of law professors explaining to them how this law is a clear violation of the First Amendment. What's really amazing is that many of the same Senators have been speaking out against internet censorship in other countries, yet they happily vote to approve it here because it's seen as a way to make many of their largest campaign contributors happy. There's very little chance that the bill will actually get passed by the end of the term but, in the meantime, we figured it might be useful to highlight the 19 Senators who voted to censor the internet this morning:

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Nov 22 15:47

"War criminals" leak strikes at heart of Israeli society

Paul Larudee considers the implications for Israel and its armed forces of the leaking of the details of 200 Israeli military personnel who participated in the invasion of Gaza of 2008-09, which resulted in the murder of more than 1,400 people, primarily civilians, including over 340 children.

"Instead of asking why some groups or individuals in Israeli society are willing to take great risks to hold that society accountable for its actions, Israel prefers to blame the problem on treacherous, self-hating, anti-Semitic Jews, and to instill fear and hatred as the means for preventing Israelis from examining their consciences."

Nov 22 15:45

Obama plays the fox with the Israeli wolves

Lawrence Davidson argues that the apparent game plan behind US President Barack Obama's extraordinary concessions to Israel in return for a temporary moratorium on colony expansion in the West Bank will most likely fail because it aims unscrupulously to ensnare the Palestinians into an agreement that rewards Israel but delivers zero justice and solves nothing for the Palestinians.

"So this is Obama's problem, he is an articulate and clever man, but not a courageous one. Such men do not usually win against the wolves. They do not achieve real answers to our problems. They only produce feeble, short-lived consensus. That is a road that can only circle back upon itself."

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Nov 22 13:24

Law Enforcement to Arrest Citizens Who Opt Out of Body Scanners and Intrusive Pat Downs

THE PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICE AT PALM BEACH SHERIFF'S OFFICE HAS DENIED THIS STORY. This may be a hoax by TSA to scare Americans into not fighting for their 4th Amendment rights.
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Officials have warned that American citizens who opt out of the naked body scanners and intrusive patdowns will be arrested. Basically if you do not wish to have your genitals molested by a LOW IQ TSA goon than you will be thrown into jail. Welcome to the new world order.

WPBF.com

Deputies may detain Palm Beach International Airport travelers who refuse to submit to a full-body scanner or a pat down, the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office confirmed Friday.

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Nov 22 11:53

"They don't give a flying fuck about your safety. If they did, they would give you universal health care. They want your obedience."

I've seen so many questions about why the TSA is doing this or that and it just misses the real point entirely. They are training the brownshirts (TSA) and they are training us to accept more and more personal incursions on our liberty. I know everyone who has traveled in the last few years has seen the increasingly abusive behavior by the TSA. Incremental steps and I promise you if you look back over the last 20 years or so, you'll see so many places where TPTB have encroached on our persons and have been allowed to. The only thing interesting here is the miscalculation. They've taken it one step too far a little too fast and we have screamed.

Nov 22 11:46

Want to be Felt Up by Government Personnel?

This is what happens if you refuse to walk through a radiation-emitting scanning machine at your local airport. The United States government is obsessed with people having hidden bombs on their bodies going so far as to even screen little children. Only under considerable pressure the Federal Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced this past week that it will no longer screen children under 12. They are still worried though that our teenagers could be terrorists in disguise.

Nov 22 10:23

Avoid These 68 Airports If You Don't Want An X-Ray Body Scan

If you think the airport scanner fiasco is big now, wait till Thanksgiving.

Advanced Imaging Technology People traveling in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and other major cities will have to choose between a revealing body scan and a very thorough pat down.

Here are 68 airports with the scanners...

Nov 22 09:36

NATO: A New Strategic Concept and Many More Wars

-Once again, NATO seeks after political and military control of the world, and the great confrontation will take place in the Arab World and Central Asia – a confrontation that will detonate in local and regional wars, which will witness changing regimes and perhaps also the borders of some countries.

In other words, it relies on the United States’ theory of preemptive wars, so as to “adapt to new threats”, as stated in the document being discussed at the Lisbon Summit today – a document that can be summed up by saying that NATO must “confront terrorism, secure energy sources and their supply routes, and counter maritime piracy, organized crime and cyber warfare”.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Considering how totally disastrously the war is going in Afghanistan for the US and NATO, one would hope that NATO commanders might be just a bit more judicious about picking their next target for an attack.

But of course, that would be logical!!!

Nov 22 08:56

The Stench of American Hypocrisy: Crimes of Torture and "The American Dream"

In a recent column, "The Stench of American Hypocrisy," I noted that US public officials and media are on their high horse about the rule of law in Burma while the rule of law collapses unremarked in the US. Americans enjoy beating up other peoples for American sins. Indeed, hypocrisy has become the defining characteristic of the United States.

Nov 22 08:53

War Without Borders": NATO Proclaims Itself Global Military Force

The recently concluded North Atlantic Treaty Organization Treaty summit in Portugal gave Washington everything it demanded from its 27 NATO allies, at least 20 NATO partners providing troops for the war in Afghanistan, the European Union and Russia.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

One has to wonder, given how horrendously NATO and the US's military misadventure in Afghanistan is going, just what NATO's "Globocop Military Force" will target as its next disaster?!?

Nov 22 08:52

Full-body scanners are waste of money, Israeli expert says

leading Israeli airport security expert says the Canadian government has wasted millions of dollars to install "useless" imaging machines at airports across the country.

"I don't know why everybody is running to buy these expensive and useless machines. I can overcome the body scanners with enough explosives to bring down a Boeing 747," Rafi Sela told parliamentarians probing the state of aviation safety in Canada.

"That's why we haven't put them in our airport," Sela said, referring to Tel Aviv's Ben Gurion International Airport, which has some of the toughest security in the world.

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Could someone send that hypocrite Chertoff the memo?

Nov 22 08:49

OBAMA PLAYS THE FOX – BY DR. LAWRENCE DAVIDSON

A State Department spokesperson announced that the United States government is actively negotiating with Israel the price of a proposed 90 day cessation of settlement activity on the West Bank (excluding East Jerusalem). It is reported that the Israelis are demanding two things be given them free of charge: twenty stealth fighters (worth $3 billion dollars) and the release of the spy, Jonathan Pollard.

Nov 22 08:42

Demise of the Politically Correct?

Dave Barry, excerpted above, deals with a pre-airflight patdown he underwent because the "detector" could not properly discern his full figure. The dominant social theme is obvious; the idea is apparently to defuse worry about America's growing fascism by making gentle fun of it, and thus remove the larger threat posed to what is left of American freedoms.

In this article, then, we will attempt to analyze, briefly, the way money power, like a gigantic vacuum cleaner, has sucked the political context out of art and made most forms of commentary decorative rather than confrontational (in a good sense).

Nov 22 08:16

All War All the Time

Don’t you remember those halcyon days under Obama when we traded guns for butter, the military shrank, and peace was at hand? Me neither. These last years, of course, have seen the largest military budget in history, the repeated doubling down on one war, a pretend conclusion to another, the building up of the structure of U.S. military bases across the Greater Middle East and a massive buildup of such bases in Afghanistan, as well as the violent escalation of conflicts in nations not at war with the U.S., and record numbers of Special Forces troops – the military’s expanding secret military – sent into 75 countries (15 more than at the end of the Bush era).

With doves like these, who needs hawks?

Nov 22 07:11

What deters Wall Street crooks?

I had the chance to hang with [Matt] Taibbi last week after he spoke to a Denver audience about his new book, "Griftopia," which argues that Wall Street's bubble-bailout cycle has been one of the greatest — and least prosecuted — crimes in history.

Nov 22 07:04

Shop T’ill You Drop Will Not Bring The Economy Back

... Here’s the scenario as this Thanksgiving rolls around. Once again the economy is in deep doo-doo with unemployment high, millions on food stamps, and millions more facing foreclosures. The big banks seem to have “recovered;” most Americans haven’t.

Nevertheless, Christmas is for the shopping, a time to feign merriment through gift gifting, to spend what you don’t have. And the process will be “stimulated” and we will be guilted and mesmerized in our own homes by a non-stop electronic sellathon as TV advertising goes into hyperspeed.

Local TV channels will soon start hyping the “action” at the local malls announcing plans to “go live” without mentioning that they are doing it to attract more advertising, or as part of deals they already have with sponsors to add news time to ad time.

If the past is any guide, we will be told how packed the mall parking lots are...

...Unfortunately, a feast followed by days at the mall will not change any of this, and remember, if you will, the price our first Americans paid so that we could stuff ourselves on the road to national obesity.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Nov 22 05:16

Security protest could disrupt Thanksgiving travel

Michael Tarm
Associated Press

CHICAGO — As if air travel over the Thanksgiving holiday isn't tough enough, it could be even worse this year: Airports could see even more disruptions because of a loosely organized Internet boycott of full-body scans . . .

Nov 22 04:54

ROBERT FISK: AN AMERICAN BRIBE THAT STINKS OF APPEASEMENT

Three billion dollars for three months is one billion dollars a month to stop Israel's colonisation. That's half a billion dollars a fortnight. That's $500m a week. That's $71,428,571 a day, or $2,976,190 an hour, or $49,603 a minute. And as well as this pot of gold, Washington will continue to veto any resolutions critical of Israel in the UN and prevent "Palestine" from declaring itself a state. It's worth invading anyone to get that much cash to stage a military withdrawal, let alone the gracious gesture of not building more illegal colonies for only 90 days while furiously continuing illegal construction in Jerusalem at the same time.

Nov 21 19:46

MASS SPYING ALLEGED IN ISRAEL LOBBY

A former foreign policy chief for the largest Israeli lobby in the US is threatening to provide evidence members of the organization regularly traffic in classified US government information.

Nov 21 19:17

WAIT– WE ARE GIVING WHO?? 20 F-35 STEALTH ATTACK JETS?? FOR WHAT??

The US needs the PA to help keep alive the whole fake story about the PA – Oslo’s “Palestinian Interim Self-Government Authority”, supposedly “interim” to full Palestinian independence but actually “interim” to Israel’s final victory – to achieve what it needs to do in Afghanistan. Israel still needs the PA, too, because otherwise Israel will be identified for what it is: an Apartheid state.

Nov 21 18:50

Less than 1 percent of cargo scanned for bombs

...but thanks for groping me. I feel so much safer.

Nov 21 15:58

Economics of ending poverty: 0.7% of GNI is all it takes

*hyperlinks live at source*

The Economics of Ending Poverty

The following article is also a social science high school lesson that you are welcome to use.

Instructions: Please read the following with full comprehension. Cut and copy the questions onto your own Word document. Answer the questions. This assignment is worth 2 points per question.

Nov 21 15:52

U.S. Dollar Chart From 1980 Thru 2010

The revaluation of the SDR should be occurring around the end of 2010. As you know it is composed of a valuation basket of currencies that is adjusted every five years. There has been a recent change in voting power in the IMF that may give more weight to the BRICs and those who favor a broader basket that includes gold and silver. India, China and Brazil Become Major Players in the IMF. This is also of importance because we forecast that the SDR is going to be a likely candidate to supplant the Dollar as the world's reserve currency, a move that will be resisted and delayed by the Anglo-American financiers.

***Clink the link to see the chart***

Nov 21 15:16

Israeli soldiers walk free in Gaza human shield case

AFP

JERUSALEM — Two Israeli soldiers received suspended sentences and demotions on Sunday for using a Palestinian child as a human shield during the 2008-2009 Gaza war, an army spokeswoman said.

Nov 21 14:43

From “Don’t Tread On Me” To “Don’t Touch My Junk”

Doug Mataconis
Outside The Beltway

Charles Krauthammer explains why the TSA search uproar has resonated so strongly with the American public:

"Ah, the airport, where modern folk heroes are made. The airport, where that inspired flight attendant did what everyone who’s ever been in the spam-in-a-can crush of a flying aluminum tube – where we collectively pretend that a clutch of peanuts is a meal and a seat cushion is a “flotation device” – has always dreamed of doing: pull the lever, blow the door, explode the chute, grab a beer, slide to the tarmac and walk through the gates to the sanity that lies beyond. Not since Rick and Louis disappeared into the Casablanca fog headed for the Free French garrison in Brazzaville has a stroll on the tarmac thrilled so many. . .

Nov 21 14:38

Dear Dr. Thompson: “Felony Murder, Hunter S. Thompson, and the Last Gonzo Campaign”

Hunter S. Thompson was one of the 20th century’s greatest literary social critics, and one of the most anti-authoritarian. In the tradition of Mark Twain and H.L. Mencken, Thompson never flinched at exposing the hypocrisies and contradictions of American life and ideology, and his contempt for authority permeated not just his writing but his life as well.

Thompson killed himself in 2005, shortly before his remains were shot out of a giant cannon in Aspen, Colorado. Yet, right up to the end, Thompson made himself a gadfly and a nuisance and an enemy of the agents of the state who have so much power over the lives of the powerless.

Nov 21 13:52

Waterford (Michigan) Target To Close January 29th 2011

Target has announced their store in Waterford will be closing on January 29, 2011. According to Target, the decision to close “was made after careful consideration of the unit's long-term financial performance”...

Nov 21 13:25

RT Crew Arrested in US filming at ‘School of Assassins’

This is what a police state looks like! Apparently journalists are unable to cover protests at military bases without getting arrested. The police who made these arrests are CLEAR cut criminals.

An RT crew has been detained in the U.S. as they filmed a rally near a military training academy dubbed by critics the ‘School of Assassins’. A cameraman and a correspondent have been taken into custody in the state of Georgia, along with a number of activists.

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Nov 21 10:05

HILLARY CLINTON SAYS SHE’D AVOID TSA PAT-DOWN IF AT ALL POSSIBLE

She says she understands “how offensive it must be” for some people to undergo the searches. She says there’s a need to strike “the right balance” and to “get it better and less intrusive and more precise.”
Would she submit to a pat-down? “Not if I could avoid it,” Clinton says. “No. I mean, who would?”
She made the comments in interviews aired Sunday on CBS’ “Face the Nation” and NBC’s “Meet the Press.”

Nov 21 09:25

It Begins… US Passenger Arrested For Refusing TSA Screening Process Then Paraded Through Airport in His Underwear

In what can only be described as TSA handlers gone wild, the San Diego Harbor Police arrested an area resident for refusal to complete the screening/security process yesterday. This is the same airport that created the TSA security catch phrase “don’t touch my junk.” John Kliner of San Diego started the airport screening firestorm last week as Americans head into the busiest travel week of the year in the United States.

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Does anyone really believe this has anything to do with security?

Nov 21 08:52

TSA At The 'Tipping Point': Passenger Anger At Airport Pat-Downs Threatens To Boil Over

How did an agency created to protect the public become the target of so much public scorn?

After nine years of funneling travelers into ever longer lines with orders to have shoes off, sippy cups empty and laptops out for inspection, the most surprising thing about increasingly heated frustration with the federal Transportation Security Administration may be that it took so long to boil over.

Nov 21 08:43

Welcome to NATOstan

NATO has left Western Europe a long time ago; too small, too provincial. It's already in Central and South Asia as well as Northeast Africa, interlinked with the Pentagon's AFRICOM (only five countries - Eritrea, Libya, Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic, Sudan and Zimbabwe - are not Pentagon-related). Way beyond the Afghan killing fields, NATO is fast becoming a huge "forward operating base" for policing the Middle East, Africa, Asia and even the South Atlantic, where the Pentagon reactivated the Fourth Fleet

Nov 21 08:23

Obama administration plans to pull back National Guard from much of the border

The Obama Administration plans to withdraw National Guard troops from the Texas, New Mexico and California borders by the end February under a new Southwest security plan, even as turmoil in Mexican border cities grows, according to documents obtained by The Washington Examiner.

A letter sent to various members of the Texas Congressional delegation from Texas' Gov. Rick Perry's office says, "In February, 2011, the Texas, New Mexico, and California National Guard forces that were deployed to the border in September, 2010, under President's Obama's Southwest Border Augmentation Plan, will have 30 days to complete a total draw down of forces."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Memo to all people who live in the border states with Mexico: the Obama administration has just thrown you under the proverbial bus.

The timing of the National Guard deployment was simply a cynical stunt right before the election, to make it appear as though the Obama administration was actually "doing something" about illegal immigrants and drugs, and the violence which has spilled over into the US.

They had utterly no intention of continuing with a a National Guard presence after the election was over.

Nov 21 07:32

UN worries its troops caused cholera in Haiti

This week, after anti-U.N. riots and inquiries from health experts, the top U.N. representative in Haiti said he is taking the allegations very seriously.

"It is very important to know if it came from (the Nepalese base) or not, and someday I hope we will find out," U.N. envoy Edmond Mulet told The Associated Press.

The answer would have implications for U.N. peacekeeping missions around the world, he said.

The latest Nepalese deployment came in October, after a summer of cholera outbreaks in Nepal. The changeover at the base, which guards the area south of the central plateau town of Mirebalais, was done in three shifts on Oct. 9, 12 and 16.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Forgive me, but if the UN is importing "peacekeepers" from an area where there has been a cholera outbreak to a country whose citizens have no immunity to cholera, why would it not be protocol that these soldiers be checked for the disease before being transported to their next tour of duty?!?

This makes absolutely no sense whatsoever: the Haitian people were sitting ducks for this horrendous outbreak.

Nov 21 05:36

AYMAN QUADER: THE HERO FROM MY PERSONAL PERSPECTIVE

The Palestinian child is directly affected by the scenes of incursion, blood and war. The child is not given the basic childhood rights. It is even hard for her/him to find a space for fun, and also to get her/him physiological needs satisfied. The child retains memories of all means of death that his/her family passed through during the time of instability and warfare caused by the Israeli regular militant activities in his/her area.

Nov 21 05:31

IRAN IS NOT THE ARABS’ ENEMY, ISRAEL IS

Arab states in the Gulf region and beyond have every right to defend their interests, but they have no right to pursue hostile policies against the Iranian republic just to appease Washington and obtain a certificate of good conduct from international Zionism. In the final analysis, Israel, that cancerous entity which seeks to destroy Islam in coordination and in collusion with western imperialistic forces, is our enemy. It has always been, and it will always be.

Nov 21 05:26

ANTHONY LAWSON : FRIENDS OF ISRAEL — ENEMIES INSIDE THE GATES [video]

Recently, political pressure has been brought to bear against a trades unionist KEVIN BRACKEN, for attempting to express his views about the events of 9/11, on Australia’s publicly funded broadcaster, the ABC. This video redresses the balance, and makes it clear that Australia’s prime minister is either ignorant, beyond belief, or she is putting the interests of nuclear, Apartheid Israel ahead of Australia’s.

Nov 21 04:26

Scientist Who Studied Mosquitoes and Disease Transmission Commits “Suicide”

A University of South Florida molecular biologist died Monday night in an apparent suicide by cyanide at a Temple Terrace hotel, police said.

Chitra Chauhan, 33, of Tampa was pronounced dead at University Community Hospital about 10:30 p.m., Temple Terrace police reported.

The discovery of the toxic substance also prompted evacuation of 75 to 100 guests at the Extended Stay America hotel on Morris Bridge Road, where Chauhan had taken a room.

Nov 21 00:38

Victory! Leahy’s Draconian Food Safety Bill Language Defeated For Now!

We’re thrilled to announce that today that, thanks to your calls and letters, the Senate Food Safety bill (S. 510) will not include those obscene ten-year jail sentences for food and supplement manufacturers who violate complicated FDA rules. Senate offices were deluged with your messages, and the Senate leadership listened to you!

Sen. Tom Harkin (D-IA) is the manager of S. 510. He has pulled together what is called a Manager’s Amendment, which will replace S. 510; that package does not include the language from Sen. Leahy’s bill. There was a unanimous consent agreement in the Senate on Wednesday as to what amendments will or will not be raised when the bill is debated on Monday, November 29. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) says they have agreed to “up to five” amendments, mostly procedural, and ANH-USA has been assured by Sen. Harkin’s office that Sen. Leahy’s bill is not among them. Neither the bill nor its language can be considered without another unanimous consent vote by the entire Senate, so that issue is now dead.

ANH-USA has further learned that Sen. Hatch worked with Sen. Leahy to remove a section from the Leahy bill that specifically targeted supplements and made a lapse in filing to the FDA subject to the full ten-year jail term (see the reference to subsection V of Section 301 of the Federal Food and Drug Act). This is important, because this was the worst part of the bill, and Sen. Leahy could attempt to pass his bill again, either during the Lame Duck session or in the next Congress. We are grateful to Sen. Hatch and Sen. Leahy for working together to remove this provision.

This is the second S. 510 victory for ANH-USA members and allies. You may remember that last year we were able to make sure the bill did not require the development of a plan to harmonize with the Codex Alimentarius, which would have reduced access to higher, therapeutic doses of nutrients in dietary supplements.

We’re pleased that now no one will be putting small food and supplement producers (even mom-and-pop operations) in jail for ten years simply for running afoul of mindlessly complex FDA rules. This is an exciting day for natural health and health freedom.

Some background, for readers who haven’t been following the bill’s progress as closely:

The House version of the Food Safety bill passed some time ago. That bill includes draconian ten-year jail terms for even minor paperwork violations. Long jail terms were explicitly rejected by the Senate committee that put together the Senate’s version of the bill. But Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT) introduced his own bill, the Food Safety Accountability Act (S. 3767). This bill adds back the ten-year jail terms for adulterating or misbranding food.

Bear in mind, the FDA defines those terms in its own way. In the FDA’s view, “adulteration” includes recordkeeping violations, while “misbranding” includes citing peer-reviewed science about the benefits of a dietary supplement. This new threat of sanctions would have given the FDA a hammer with which to threaten and coerce companies engaging in completely legal activities.

Sen. Leahy subsequently amended his bill to reserve the jail terms for someone who “consciously or recklessly disregard[s] a risk of death or serious bodily injury.” But of course, what is conscious or unconscious, intentional or unintentional, is to be decided by FDA prosecutors. No actual harm is necessary! And the additional language targeting supplements was added, although now removed.

The good news is that with the help of people like you, who were willing to speak out on what they considered an unjust threat, we were able to keep the Leahy language out of S. 510. Thank you—this victory belongs to you!

Nov 21 00:26

ANTHONY LAWSON: FRIENDS OF ISRAEL – ENEMIES INSIDE THE GATES (video)

VETERANS TODAY THANKS TONY LAWSON FOR ANOTHER OUTSTANDING EFFORT …SENIOR EDITOR, GORDON DUFF Ed: The worldwide popularity of Tony Lawson’s videos has done more to help American veterans and military understand the real issues that confront them and the very real moral failures that have brought America to its dire position in the world.

Nov 21 00:03

Oversight or Overreach - Bill S 510

Reporter Patrick Tutwiler interviews Liz Reitzig, the Secretary of the National Independent Consumers and Farmers Association about S. 510 (Food Safety Modernization Act). The bill is likely to come before the Senate in November.

Congress is likely to pick up S. 510, a sweeping overhaul of food safety regulation, in the lame duck session starting in November 2010.
Link: http://www.govtrackinsider.com/articles/2010-10-15/s510

Nov 20 20:02

Gates warns of fallout if Russia arms treaty fails

Anne Gearan
Associated Press

SANTIAGO, Chile — U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Saturday that Russian cooperation on U.S. priorities from the Afghan war to the diplomatic squeeze on Iran is at risk if the Senate doesn't pass a new nuclear arms treaty.

Nov 20 16:19

FBI RAID VICTIMS GET NEW GRAND JURY SUBPOENAS [VIDEO]

Three of the nine Minneapolis peace activists who’s homes were raided on September 24, 2010 received notice of new subpoenas coming from the Chicago Grand Jury ordering appearances some time after Thanksgiving.

Nov 20 15:54

Israeli fascism, the joker Shlomo Avineri and the tragedy of Peace Now

Uri Avnery cautions against those in Israel such as Shlomo Avineri who dismiss the increasingly potent fascism tendencies in the country and warns against appeasing racists and fascists, in the way that Peace Now is currently doing.

Nov 20 15:52

No, Mr Netanyahu, you and yours are responsible for "demonization" of Israel

Alan Hart dismisses Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's propaganda that anti-Semitism in increasing. He argues that it is not anti-Semitism but anti-Israelism that is gathering pace and that Israel has only its arrogance, racism and criminal behaviour to blame.

Nov 20 15:04

London Anti-War Demo - Ex Soldier returns Medal - Video

Yesterday 19 November 2010 Ex-soldier Joe Glenton, who was jailed for refusing to return to Afghanistan to fight in a war he believed to be unjustified, handed back his army medal to the Prime Minister's office in Downing Street, as a protest against the Afghanistan war.

Today 20th Nov. An anti-war Demo took place in London with more than 10,000 participants. Various speakers, the march and the protesting ex-soldier are in this video and sum up the prevailing public mood across the Western world.

Nov 20 14:17

S510 summaries from the around the web

Various organizations have posted their analysis of what the impact would be from S. 510, the Food Safety Modernization Act, which was moved out of committee yesterday, for a full vote by January 17, 2011. Drawing only from those which oppose S. 510, below are summaries of some of those analyses, along with a link to contact your Senators...

Endorsed by the FDA, the guys that said "the American people have no ”fundamental right to their own bodily and physical health” and “do not have a fundamental right to obtain any food they wish.”

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