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CURRENT EVENTS

Aug 25 18:38

Bishop Donald Corder: Gaza, Zionism and World Domination: Global Economic Warfare and the U.S.

Infiltration had been complete as the Zionist Elite seized control of the likes of World Bank, Federal Reserve System, The Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT), New York Board of Trade, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments. James Stenzel presents...This Scholarly Library of Facts about Domestic & Worldwide Zionist Criminality. An Oasis of News for Americans Who Presently Endure the Hateful Censorship of Zionist Occupation.

Aug 25 17:47

World Vision, Christian Humanitarian Organization, Wins Right To Hire, Fire Based On Religion

World Vision, the Christian humanitarian organization, can fire employees who disagree with its theological tenets, a federal appeals court ruled on Monday (Aug. 23).

In a 2-1 decision, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said that World Vision is a "religious corporation" and therefore exempt from a federal law that bars faith-based discrimination.

Aug 25 17:39

Decoupling Now, Currency Crisis Soon

National Inflation Association (NIA) believes that the decoupling we have been predicting of precious metals from the Dow Jones has now officially taken place. A year ago we would consistently see precious metals and stock market prices rise and fall in parallel. We have now seen the Dow Jones decline by 6.1% from its high on August 9th, along with both gold and silver rising by about 3.3% during this same time period.

Aug 25 16:42

Border Agents Slam Obama Administration

Posted: 7:04 PM Aug 18, 2010
Border Agents Slam Obama Administration
"How many times have Americans heard lawmakers, mayors, governors, and immigration advocates when asked about Arizona enforcing immigration law, claim that their police officers aren't authorized or trained to enforce immigration laws?" asks a career law enforcement officer from New York.
"Well, either these government leaders are too ignorant to to hold office or they're out-and-out lying to the American people," said former NYPD detective Sid Franes.
The Immigration and Nationality Act includes section 287(g), added in 1996, that grants local and state jurisdictions the ability to enforce immigration law with proper training and supervision by federal authorities.

Aug 25 16:09

ISRAELI CONTROL OF AMERICA: A VETERANS TODAY READER COMMENTS

ISRAELI CONTROL OF AMERICA: A VETERANS TODAY READER COMMENTS
August 24, 2010 posted by Gordon Duff
I have a friend who worked at the Pentagon and he tells me America has been taken over. He says the Israelis have operatives at all levels, including even the lowest of positions, answering phones and working as Senate pages. He asked me to examine a few facts for him and so I started doing a little research. I was shocked to see what was uncovered just doing a perfunctory study. From the surface to the murky depths our Government, our media and our society have been inundated with a self-serving power structure of secularized avarice which could prove to be very dangerous for America and for the American people.

Aug 25 14:29

Binyamin Netanyahu and Mahmoud Abbas: what are the possibilities?

Lawrence Davidson explains why the US-sponsored direct talks between Israel and Mahmoud Abbas’s Fatah faction, due to start on 2 September, are most unlikely to result in anything that is in the interest of the Palestinian people.

Aug 25 14:08

IDF Paratrooper Yishai Fleisher Now a Zionist Trooper in America

IDF Paratrooper Yishai Fleisher Now a Zionist Trooper in America
by Eli Stutz 08/23/10
Yishai Fleisher, who served as an IDF paratrooper and is the Director of
Israel National Radio, takes the PR battle for Israel across America, on his
Eye on Zion speaking tour.
Fleisher says that the policies of Barack Obama and even George W. Bush to create a Palestinian state would lead to Israel's destruction. He debates interviewer Mark Golub on whether Israel should consider territorial comprise with its Arab neighbors. "Our enemies are hell-bent on taking over Israel," says Fleisher, who was wounded by terrorists while defending Israel in Lebanon. "But that doesn't mean that I'm going to give up my land and my rights." Watch the Shalom TV interview below

Aug 25 12:55

American Eagle In Works To Close 100 Stores

American Eagle Outfitters Inc.'s (AEO) fiscal second-quarter earnings tumbled 66% on wider losses related to its failed Martin + Osa chain and as the apparel retailer reported weaker margins and higher overhead costs...

Aug 25 11:31

Schoolgirls fined for bugging teachers


The pair, who are in their mid-teens, came up with the idea after finding a key to the staff common room. They bought basic bugging equipment in a gadget shop, waited until the end of the school day, and planted the device in the staff room.

In response to:

US says okay for teachers to spy on your kids in their bedrooms!

http://whatreallyhappened.com/content/us-says-okay-teachers-spy-your-k...

Aug 25 10:56

BP Gulf Oil Spill's Walking Dead

Millions exposed to uncontrolled hemorrhaging, lesions, cancers

Recently, frustrated scientists presented evidence that millions of Gulf area residents were poisoned by the BP Gulf disaster. Worse, they believe that millions more could be exposed to long term poisoning.

Yet other than those worried scientists few seemed to care.

Now more frightening evidence has emerged: areas of the Gulf Coast may have been saturated with high levels of benzene, hydrogen sulfide and radioactive hydrocarbon effluents--three deadly substances that can cause disease and death years after the initial exposures.

----Addendum----

"Benzene and Other Toxic Solvents and Chemicals" - Benzene is a known human carcinogen. Work-related exposure to benzene has been linked to the development of blood cancers and blood disorders. Examples of blood diseases that may be caused by occupational benzene exposure include acute myelogenous leukemia, chronic myelogenous leukemia, myelodysplastic syndrome (which can progress into acute myelogenous leukemia over time), aplastic anemia, acute lymphocytic leukemia, chronic lymphocytic leukemia, non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, and multiple myeloma. Certain other toxic solvents and chemicals may also be a cause of blood cancers and disorders. Link: http://www.leukemiainfocenter.com/Benzene_Toxicity.html


"BP Death Clouds Already Onshore! Benzene-3400ppb & Hyrdrogen Sulfide-1200ppb TOXIC AIR ALERT" - before the news blackout

BP releases benzene in Texas too For 40 days, flares burned 500,000 pounds of toxic chemicals over BP's Texas City refinery. Yet residents didn't know until weeks later that the flare released 17,000 pounds of cancer-causing benzene. Link: http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/business/7159288.html

Toxicity Chart of Hydrogen Sulfide Link: http://www.helium.com/items/1929422-bp-gulf-disaster-may-be-killing-mi...

Toxicological profile for hydrogen sulfide Link: http://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/toxprofiles/tp114-c2.pdf

Radioactivity exposure: air, water, food supply
“Radioactive Hydrocarbon Effluent ...from oil and which possesses higher levels of radium isotopes. The deeper the petroleum reserves, the more likely the reservoirs of oil and methane in those geological formations will contain uranium, thorium or radium. Given the elevated levels of radioactivity at the source, the level of radioactivity associated with the hydrocarbon effluent coming out of the well will inevitably be impacted. Radium isotopes have inherent health risks that ought to be identified and properly disseminated. The concerned resident of the Gulf Coast may want to initiate him/herself in the area of health impacts due to long-term exposure to low grade radioactivity. Of course, the seafood, the waters and the beaches all provide different vehicles for such contamination to take place, each with varying consequences.'

ALERT: Environmental and Health Impacts of the BP Gulf Oil Spill Link: http://www.marketoracle.co.uk/Article21717.html

Scientists plead dispersants not be used: Scientists oppose the use of dispersant chemicals in the Gulf of Mexico Link: http://msnbcmedia.msn.com/i/TODAY/Sections/aNEWS/2010/07-July%2010/Sci...

"Assessing the Effects of the Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill on Human Health" - National Academies Press
Chapter 3: Short and long term physical effects on human health, p43 - p74 Link: http://books.nap.edu/openbook.php?record_id=12949&page=43

BP Oil Spill: Dealing with Uncertainty, Human Health and a Manhattan-Sized Toxic Soup Link: http://blog.nj.com/njv_jeff_toney/2010/08/bp_oil_spill_dealing_with_un...

BP oil poisons Gulf food chain Link: http://www.finalcall.com/artman/publish/National_News_2/article_7165.s...

Aug 25 10:34

Cap and Tax, Urgent Update

Aug 25 10:33

Orwellian DoubleThink: Welfare is Employment

Activist Post

We couldn't end the wars and bring all of the personnel home to a nation whose unemployment rate is already busting at the seems. Therefore, the wars are a very costly part of the welfare state. We can't end the War on Drugs, because the DEA agents, prison guards, the court system, parole officers, and the rest of their support staff are part of the welfare nation. We can't simplify the tax code to a flat rate with little or no exemptions, because the bookkeepers, CPAs, accounting professors, and tax attorneys are part of the welfare nation....

Aug 25 10:19

REALITY REPORT #58 - Mosque-ing the Tension at Ground Zero

The Reality Report, Gary weighs in on the Ground Zero Mosque debate and presents Ron Paul's recent remarks on the topic. Nina Police takes a look at this weeks headlines including, how it maybe easy for someone to hack into your car's computer, how a 'frankenfish' could be coming to your grocers freezer, and she reveals the 2008 American Friends of Bilderberg tax return. She also presents Dr. Mercola's recent interview with the head of the Fluoride Action Network, Dr. Paul Connett. Gary also sits down with Chris Broughton, the infamous Obama Rally Gunman and reveals this weeks Enemy of the State.

Aug 25 10:03

The Capture of Saddam Hussein by Richard Falk [Poetry Video]

MyCatbirdSeat –

Remarkable in its sense of human sensibilities and awareness. This poem reaches beyond the understanding of most westerners, who have been fed on the poison of the White Man’s burden, but it will, someday, when it is all over, be treasured as an everlasting gem of light, a spark in the period of the darkest darkness.

William Blake, another poet of Universal humanitarian dimensions was once imprisoned for his poetry in the narrow cell of his own culture.

–MCS

Watch the video here:

http://mycatbirdseat.com/2010/08/the-capture-of-saddam-hussein-by-rich...

Aug 25 09:59

One Democratic State in Palestine

By Gilad Atzmon –

Introduction by Gilad Atzmon:

Living in a world dominated by relentless Zionist lobbying, I am far from being captivated by the current state of Western democracy. I am not impressed at all by the lethal enthusiasm to democratize the World in the name of ‘moral interventionism’.

I am sickened by the murderous zeal that led the USA and Britain into a criminal war that left already more than 1.5 million Iraqi fatalities….

Aug 25 09:56

Alan Hart: Do most Israelis and many other Jews NEED to feel persecuted?

By Alan Hart (My Catbird Seat)

I have written and often say that very many if not most Jews do not want to know the truth of history as it relates to the making and sustaining of the conflict in and over Palestine that became Israel. (An essential element of the truth being that Israel was created, mainly, by Zionist terrorism and ethnic cleansing).

Read the full article and more here:

http://mycatbirdseat.com/2010/08/do-most-israelis-and-many-other-jews-...

Aug 25 09:21

The War on Food: Eggsactly What Is Going On Here?

Small family farms, once these bills pass (and we assume they will, just like previous crisis legislation), will be annihilated as the government will force them to use only ‘approved' seeds, feed, equipment and fertilizers. They will be mandated to follow specific regulatory procedures for production and distribution, for which they will pay additional fees. Eventually, the farmers will go out of business, in many cases losing their land to foreclosure. And, we suspect, that large farming corporations will quickly step in to snatch up their farms at significant discounts.

Prepare yourself for the War on Food. One day, food raids will be as common as a drug raid

Aug 25 08:07

Gaza, Zionism and World Domination: Origins of Zionist Ideology

by Bishop Donald R. Corder
Senator William J. Fulbright fought to force the American Zionist Council to register as agents of a foreign government. The Council eluded registration by reorganizing as the American Israel Public Affairs Committee. AIPAC has since become what Fulbright most feared: a foreign agent dominating American foreign policy while disguised as a domestic lobby.

Aug 25 07:37

Father, Forgive me, I will not Fight for your Israel [VIDEO]

Omer Goldman told me that the crucial moment of her metamorphosis occurred this year when she went to a Palestinian village where the Israeli army had set up a roadblock.
Aug 25 07:03

Credit Card Debt Drops to Lowest Level in 8 Years

NEW YORK — The amount consumers owed on their credit cards in this year's second quarter dropped to the lowest level in more than eight years as cardholders continued to pay off balances in the uncertain economy.

The average combined debt for bank-issued credit cards – like those with a MasterCard or Visa logo – fell to $4,951 in the three months ended June 30, down more than 13 percent from $5,719 in the same period a year ago, according to TransUnion.

Aug 25 06:04

Snitker Congratulates, Warns Rubio and Meek

Libertarian U.S. Senate candidate Alex Snitker had words of congratulations -- and words of warning -- for tonight’s Republican and Democrat Senate primary election winners. “I’d like to congratulate both Marco Rubio and Kendrick Meek for winning their respective primaries,” said Snitker...

Aug 25 04:04

Review of Justin Vaïsse, Neoconservatism: The Biography of a Movement

By Stephen J. Sniegoski (My Catbird Seat)

The mainstream media acclaim Neoconservatism: The Biography of a Movement as the best book on neoconservatism—the definitive account—and portray its author, Justin Vaïsse, a French specialist on American foreign policy and a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, as a veritable Alexis de Tocqueville for his masterly insights.

The mainstream’s high praise of this book, however, would seem to be due in large part to its minimization of two taboo issues—neoconservatism’s Jewish nature and its focus on Israel. Where the book breaks through what was heretofore largely blacked-out in the mainstream media is its discussion of the major role played by the neoconservatives in bringing about the war on Iraq.

READ THE FULL REVIEW HERE:

Aug 24 23:38

Ron Paul vs the tea party hijackers Islamophobes

A Voice of Reason. Thank you, Ryan Dawson, from all of us at WhatReallyHappend.net - Cheers

Aug 24 23:22

Mexico Gunbattle Spurs U.S. Warning

The U.S. consulate in Monterrey warned local U.S. citizens that Friday's shootout in front of the prestigious American School Foundation stemmed from a failed kidnapping, and advised personnel to keep their children out of school—stoking fears authorities have lost control of the city to drug traffickers, kidnappers and other criminals.

Aug 24 19:50

Vaccines May Help Prevent Egg Recalls

DES MOINES, Iowa -- Low-cost vaccines that may help prevent the kind of salmonella outbreak that has led to the recall of more than a half-billion eggs haven't been given to nearly half the nation's egg-laying hens.

The vaccines aren't required in the U.S., although in Great Britain, officials say vaccinations have given them the safest egg supply in Europe. A survey conducted by the European food safety agency in 2009 found about 1 percent of British flocks had salmonella compared to about 60 to 70 percent of flocks elsewhere in Europe, said Amanda Cryer, spokeswoman for the British Egg Information Service.

Since Britain's vaccinations began, the only salmonella outbreaks in eggs have been linked to those imported from elsewhere in the European Union, Cryer said. Overall salmonella cases in the country dropped by half within three years.

Aug 24 19:44

Investigation under way in clunker program

WASHINGTON, Aug. 23 (UPI) -- At least 20 car dealerships are being investigated for violating rules in last year's U.S. cash-for-clunkers program, officials say.

The investigation has found that up to $94 million in rebates might be ineligible because of improper documentation, USA Today said Monday.

The $3 billion program was designed to help the economy, and officials say while there is no indication of widespread fraud nine dealers have paid a total of more than $71,000 in fines.

The program had some other problems, officials said.

Trade-in vehicles that were supposed to have been destroyed may have been illegally shipped overseas, said Gary Middleton, a program manager for the Department of Transportation's inspector general's office.

Aug 24 19:40

State Department details Blackwater violations of U.S. laws

WASHINGTON — The company formerly known as Blackwater violated U.S. export control laws nearly 300 times, ranging from attempts to do business in Sudan while that country was under U.S. sanctions to training an Afghan border patrol official who was a native of Iran, the State Department said Monday.

The alleged violations were spelled out in documents released Monday by the State Department as part of a $42 million settlement with Blackwater that will allow the company, now known as Xe Services LLC, to continue receiving U.S. government contracts.

Aug 24 17:30

Dr. Lawrence Davidson: Netanyahu & Abbas: What are the Possibilities?

"Despite the fact that Obama and the Europeans act like Abbas is the head of a Palestine government, he represents almost no one but a largely corrupt cabal armed and financed by the Americans and the European Union"

Aug 24 16:13

Beirut wants Iran to equip Lebanon Army

Lebanese President Michel Sleiman has officially asked Iran to equip and modernize the Lebanese Army, given the problems Beirut is facing.

Sleiman has asked Iranian officials to consider selling advanced military equipment to the Lebanese Army, reported IRNA...

Aug 24 14:42

Archbishop Atallah Hanna and Sheikh Taiseer Al Tamimi Speak on the Right of Return

strong>This video presents the inspiring speech in Arabic with English subtitles of Archbishop Atallah Hanna and Supreme Justice Sheikh Taiseer Al Tamimi as filmed at the Sixth International Annual Al-Awda Convention

Aug 24 14:39

A United Iran Against a Collapsing Israel

Israel possesses up to 200 nuclear warheads in flagrant violation of the international law and Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, Iran has made striking advancements in taking over the nuclear power and excelling in using it for peaceful purposes. The fact that Iran has succeeded in nationalizing the nuclear energy without the assistance of Western superpowers is indigestible for Israel which is the sole possessor of nuclear weapons in the Middle East

Aug 24 14:36

PHILIP GIRALDI: Israeli Mossad Spying in America

FBI sources indicate that the increase in Mossad activity is a major problem, particularly when Israelis are posing as U.S. government officials, but they also note that there is little they can do to stop it as the Justice Department refuses to initiate any punitive action or prosecutions of the Mossad officers who have been identified as involved in the illegal activity.

Aug 24 13:48

NY Gov Candidate: Turn Prisons into Welfare Dorms

Republican candidate for governor Carl Paladino said he would transform some New York prisons into dormitories for welfare recipients, where they could work in state-sponsored jobs, get employment training and take lessons in “personal hygiene.”

Republican candidate for New York governor Carl Paladino visits the Altamont Fair in Altamont, N.Y., on Friday, Aug. 20, 2010. Paladino greeted fairgoers during a one-hour visit.

Paladino, a wealthy Buffalo real estate developer popular with many tea party activists, isn’t saying the state should jail poor people: The program would be voluntary.

But the suggestion that poor families would be better off in remote institutions, rather than among friends and family in their own neighborhoods, struck some anti-poverty activists as insulting.

Aug 24 12:51

Forecasters still predicting busy hurricane season

Hurricane Danielle and another storm about to form off Africa could signal the hyperactive season forecasters predicted is lurking over the horizon in the vast expanse of the Atlantic Ocean despite just a handful of storms so far.

"Conditions we typically see during active seasons are still in place. Nothing's changed," said Gerry Bell, chief seasonal hurricane forecaster for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration...

Aug 24 12:48

Massachusetts Towns Stop Enforcing Marijuana Laws

BOSTON — Some Massachusetts towns have given up enforcing a law that decriminalized the possession of small amounts of marijuana, saying the law is written with too many loopholes to be effective.

The law established a civil fine of $100 for those caught with an ounce or less of marijuana. That replaced what had been a criminal offense carrying a maximum penalty of six months in jail and a $500 fine, also for possession of an ounce or less of the drug.

But the law – overwhelmingly passed as a ballot measure in November 2008 – does not require offenders correctly identify themselves nor does it provide a way to force them to pay the fines.

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Aug 24 02:16

Review of Justin Vaïsse, Neoconservatism: The Biography of a Movement

By Stephen J. Sniegoski

The mainstream media acclaim Neoconservatism: The Biography of a Movement as the best book on neoconservatism—the definitive account—and portray its author, Justin Vaïsse, a French specialist on American foreign policy and a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, as a veritable Alexis de Tocqueville for his masterly insights. The mainstream’s high praise of this book, however, would seem to be due in large part to its minimization of two taboo issues—neoconservatism’s Jewish nature and its focus on Israel. Where the book breaks through what was heretofore largely blacked-out in the mainstream media is its discussion of the major role played by the neoconservatives in bringing about the war on Iraq.

Aug 23 21:33

BP Gulf Oil Spill Seafloor Fractured So Bad Oil May Leak For Years Even If Relief Well Succeeds

Since the blowout BP has stonewalled congress about the integrity of the well and cracks in sea floor.

Immediately after BP capped the well the pressure was far short of target BP and the Government set for an “intact well” and as time passed the pressure still failed to rise significantly indicating the well integrity test failed.

Soon afterward the ROV’s spotted a new leak on the BOP.

The feds then ignored the warning signs, which included multiple leaks on the BOP and the sea bed. and allowed the well to remain shut in even though it risked an uncontrolled underground blowout and came up with a fantasy story about well depletion being the cause of the low pressure in the well.

Then came the news that 40 feet of the relief well collapsed followed by the discovery of a new methane leak found coming from the base of the BOP just inches from the well.

The government then allowed BP to fill the well with mud during the static kill operation and declared that the well was dead even though the well continued to leak.

As the well continued to leak the Government then gave BP the authorization to fill the production casing with cement even though there was a risk that the cement would not cure properly because of the leaks.

That was followed by an increase of oil and methane hydrate leaks popping up all over the sea floor after which BP started filtering the video feeds to hide the leaks.

Then 48 hours after cementing the well the leaks coming from the sea floor continued and became worse as BP started to degrade the quality of the video feeds and was caught once again filtering the video to hide oil and methane leaks from the cracks on the sea floor.

Then oil industry experts came forward and declared that the entire static kill operation failed and has made it even harder for BP to seal the well.

Finally, almost out of the blue, BP lowered a tool to the well flush it of hydrocarbons in a test that was supposed to run for 48 hours but for some unexplained reason was interrupted last light.

That leads us up to today when the federal government has postponed the relief wells until September while admitting that a collapse in the rock formation and not the cement it pumped into the well may be preventing the flow of oil.

Meanwhile the leaks on the sea floor continue and we have even seen a massive tornado form on the sea floor and a crater that was apparently created from it.

All of these events combined with BK Lim’s analysis and Dr. Bea’s revelations tell us that we have some massive fractures on the sea floor that are leaking all over the place and while the BP and the Feds have declared mission accomplished in reality this is far from over.

Aug 23 19:24

PHILIP GIRALDI: Israeli Mossad Spying in America

Israeli intelligence steps up its activity in the U.S. — and gets away with it.

Aug 23 16:28

Oil spill hearings: Safety procedure was unfamiliar to BP worker in charge

A top BP official on the Deepwater Horizon rig at the time of the massive explosions April 20 questioned why company executives in Houston combined two processes on their troubled well, suggesting the bosses were trying to "save time."

"They decided we should do displacement (of protective drilling mud with seaw ater) and the negative test together; I don't know why," BP company man Robert Kaluza told internal BP investigators after the accident, according to notes from those investigators.

Aug 23 16:02

Marijuana Makes You Lazy & Stupid! Fox news take on legalization.

If all fossil fuels & their derivatives, as well as trees for paper & construction were banned in order to save the planet, reverse Greenhouse Effect & stop deforestation; then there's only 1 known renewable natural resource that is capable of providing the overall majority of the world's paper & textiles; meet all of the world's transportation, industrial & home energy needs, while simultaneously reducing pollution, rebuilding soil, & cleaning the atmosphere all at the same time, Cannabis Hemp.

Miss C-Cup is a Fascist Hitler-wannabe Neocon puppet dressed up as a "Progressive" looking Female. She has ABSOLUTELY NO BRAIN CELL in that puppet head of hers.

Aug 23 15:07

The CFR/Globalist/Zionist Hegelian Dialectic New York Mosque Conspiracy

Tony Cartalucci's The Anatomy of a Globalist Propaganda Operation has exposed the facts that the New York "Imam" Faisal Abdul Rauf, the frontman for the near ground zero mosque, is a CFR member and that his Cordoba Initiative and the American Society for Muslim Advancement are at least partly funded by the usual suspects in the 'new world disorder' including the Carnegie Corporation of New York, the Ford Foundation, Rockefeller Brothers, Rockefeller Philanthropy, and the Rockefeller Brothers Fund.

Aug 23 15:05

Mr McGuinty Thank-you for Finding My G20 Spot!

It is not a topic or study of behaviour you will ever find in a Masters and Johnson report. But it's there. Evolved from isolated cases of discontent into a mass phenomena.

The G20 Spot.
Courtesy of Mr. McGuinty.

Unfortunately it doesn't equate with pleasure (even though I did fancy a ciggy for the first time in years, after the fact) - the spot in question arouses disgust, disappointment, a bit of fear for the future, but mainly anger.

Aug 23 14:18

OMNI's New Approach to Citizen Journalism

OMNI's New Approach to Citizen Journalism
OMNI to relaunch in September
Published 2010-08-01 16:02 (KST)
Our new home is located at http://international.ohmynews.com/. Please stop by.
With citizen reporters from every corner of the world writing on every topic imaginable, it became increasingly difficult to cover stories consistently. The broad array and frequency of topics was also intimately tied to our second problem: editing difficulties.....Fact-checking is one of our core principles.
Due to these issues, and the existence of many new and thriving citizen journalism sites around the world, we felt it was time to refocus OMNI. As noted above, the new OMNI is designed to cover citizen journalism itself. It will be the hub of a global conversation.

Aug 23 13:12

Broomall Pathmark Supermarket To Close; 108 Jobs Slashed

There is more bad news on the job front as Labor Day looms, with still another supermarket closing in the county that will cost more than 100 jobs.

The Pathmark supermarket in the Broomall section of Marple Township has alerted the state it will close its doors on Oct. 13. The ailing supermarket chain will ax all 109 jobs at the site.

It's one of two Pathmarks targeted for closing; the store in Bristol, Bucks County, also will be closed, costing another 109 jobs...

Aug 23 12:31

Iowa Day of Action!! August 19 2010, part 1

Democracy in action today in my hometown of Des Moines! Members of Iowa C.C.I. (Citizens for Community Improvement) Demanding Pat Boddy, interim director of the DNR (Dept. of Natural Resources), enforce stricter restrictions on the spreading of liquid manure on frozen fields. Massive loop holes exist in current law making it still legal to use this practice. Iowa's water ways are some of the worst in the nation because of it. Part three shows the delivery of the petition to Ms. Boddy.

part 2
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_IZ-DajN7ac

part 3
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zL-GUMd-dqo

part 4
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fc33LubkT0Q

Aug 23 12:06

The Ground Zero Mosque Circle Jerk

***Warning*** If your one of those sensitive people who can not tolerate Adult language, then do not view this clip. The outrage expressed in this video is true and is being felt widely. Wake up!

Aug 23 11:41

Thousands strain Fort Hood's mental health system

About every fourth soldier here, where 48,000 troops and their families are based, has been in counseling during the past year, according to the service's medical statistics. And the number of soldiers seeking help for combat stress, substance abuse, broken marriages or other emotional problems keeps increasing.

A common refrain by the Army's vice chief of staff, Gen. Peter Chiarelli, is that far more soldiers suffer mental health issues than the Army anticipated. Nowhere is this more evident than at Fort Hood, where emotional problems among the soldiers threaten to overwhelm the system in place to help them.

Counselors are booked. The 12-bed inpatient psychiatric ward is full more often than not. Overflow patient-soldiers are sent to private local clinics that stay open for 10 hours a day, six days a week to meet the demand.

"We are full to the brim," says Col. Steve Braverman, commander of the Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center on the post.

Aug 23 11:34

Benjamin Netanyahu rejects demands to continue settlement freeze

Benjamin Netanyahu, Israel’s prime minister, threw hopes for a smooth resumption of Middle East peace talks into turmoil by rejecting demands to continue a freeze on settlement building in the West Bank.

Mr Netanyahu said any deal must provide real security for Israel, provide a solution to the refugee problem within a future demilitarised Palestinian state, and must include Palestinian recognition of Israel as a Jewish state and an 'end of conflict’ clause.

---Comment---

Let me get this straight, Netenyahu wants Palestinians' to recognize the state of Israel's ownership of stolen lands and not to retaliate when they kill or blow-up Palestinian homes and other public buildings. Recall that Israel has never defined its boarders, which allows them to annex adjacent lands. Coupled with the blockade around the remaining Palestinian territory that is slowly starving them to death. This kind of gall can only be encouraged with American tax dollars; lets change that and defund Israel. American tax money should benefit Americans - first, second, and third. - kdtroxel

Aug 23 10:10

A Vision For State-Owned Banking in Wisconsin

David Redick
Activist Post

State-owned banks are finally being seen as a step in the right direction away from dependency on, and control by, the Federal government and its cohort, the private Federal Reserve. State-banking initiatives have now been undertaken in 14 states, with Wisconsin being a recent addition.

The long-term goal of state-run banks is to end inflation, and reduce wars and business cycles by abolishing the Federal Reserve (and its unlimited supply of fake money), while allowing private mints to issue real gold currency, and "representative" paper certificates and token coins, redeemable for gold to bearer on demand, for convenience. The short-term goal is to keep the profits and lending in the state to enhance local economic development.

Aug 23 09:56

Fox News co-owner funded ‘Ground Zero mosque’ imam: report

The second largest shareholder in News Corp. -- the parent company of Fox News -- has donated hundreds of thousands of dollars to causes linked to the imam planning to build a Muslim community center and mosque near Ground Zero in Manhattan, says a report from Yahoo!News.

Aug 23 09:48

GORDON DUFF: 9/11 PLANNERS CONFESS ON NETWORK TELEVISION

FOR OUR FRIENDS WHO STILL DON’T GET IT

How can a nation like the United States be duped into two wars and total bankruptcy? It would be one thing if the “truth” about 9/11 was internet conspiracy theory. This isn’t the case. It was all right there in everyone’s living room. They fooled us once and then fooled us again and again. Yes, America has some tail to kick but this time, maybe we should make sure our boot goes up the right rear end for a change.

Aug 23 09:46

Firas Al-Atraqchi: The Farce of Middle East Peace Talks

Israel is mighty and under no pressure whatsoever to concede anything to the Palestinians. This becomes doubly more dangerous when one considers that a super right-wing government which has entertained the idea of expelling Palestinians to Jordan, or having Palestinian-Israelis swear an oath of allegiance to the "Jewish State", sits in power in Tel Aviv.

Aug 23 08:57

UN Carbon Trading Scheme: $2.7 Billion Market Could Be 'Biggest Environmental Scandal In History'

John Heilprin
Associated Press

UNITED NATIONS — An obscure U.N. board that oversees a $2.7 billion market intended to cut heat-trapping gases has agreed to take steps that could lead to it eventually reining in what European and U.S. environmentalists are calling a huge scam.

At a meeting this week that ended Friday, the executive board of the U.N.'s Clean Development Mechanism said that five chemical plants in China would no longer qualify for funding as so-called carbon offset credits until the environmentalists' claims can be further investigated.

Aug 23 08:18

Open Letter to the Panorama BBC Team: Nobel Peace Laureate Mairead Maguire

BBC choose instead to try to demonize the passengers on the from the word go MV ‘Mavi Marmara’ by trying to make them out as violent terrorists. They choose to collude with the Israeli propaganda of lies and manipulation of facts thus trying to turn the victims into aggressors.

Aug 23 07:41

Happy Anniversary, Free Gaza

Greta Berlin for Free Gaza Team:

Excerpts:

Two years ago today, 44 people from 17 countries were on the Mediterranian heading toward Gaza. We were in two dilapidated fishing boats, the seas were rough, most of us were seasick, and all of us were worried that Israeli military warships would prevent us from getting into the illegally blockaded port of Gaza.

We successfully went in four more times, taking in another 100+ witnesses, European members of Parliament, charity workers from the Gulf, doctors, activists who stayed to work in Gaza, and Palestinians who just wanted to go home and visit. We brought out 38 Palestinians, including students who had visas to attend universities, yet Israel would not allow them to leave.

Read the Full Story here:

Aug 23 05:46

Open Letter to the Panorama BBC Team

Mairead Maguire, Nobel Peace Laureate (www.peacepeople.com)

Dear BBC Panorama Team

I write to you regarding your programme of 16th August, 2010, about The Freedom Flotilla and particularly the killings of unarmed civilians by Israeli Navy Seals on the ship MV “Mavi Marmara’, on 3lst May, 2010.

I have been campaigning for the rights of Palestinians for over ten years. I have visited Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories many times. I was part of the Freedom Flotilla in May on the MV ‘Rachel Corrie’, my third journey on a Free Gaza boat. I am deeply disappointed at the misrepresentation, lack of truth, and bias displayed by your programme.

Aug 22 23:33

From New York to Silverdale, Two Beams of Patriotic Light

Another "False Flag" relic / artifact, called the U.S.S. Turner Joy, has been permanently docked on public display in neighboring Bremerton for years.

Aug 22 19:08

The Iraq Legacy: Tell It Like It Is

By Medea Benjamin (opednews.com)
With the withdrawal of U.S. combat troops from Iraq, the administration, the military and the media are trying to put a positive spin on this grim chapter of U.S. history. It would certainly give some comfort to the grieving families of the over 4,400 soldiers killed in Iraq if their sacrifices had left Iraq a better place or made America safer. But the bitter truth is that the U.S. intervention has been an utter disaster for both Iraq and the United States.

Aug 22 17:44

Tony Blair's new book 'is like a love letter to George Bush'

TONY BLAIR'S forthcoming memoirs will read like a 'love letter' to George W Bush, insiders claim.

The autobiography will praise the former U.S. president, with whom Mr Blair launched the controversial invasion of Iraq in 2003, as 'highly intelligent' and 'visionary'.

Aug 22 15:46

Iraq war dissenter Kelly’s postmortem report remains secret. Is British Attorney-General Grieve up to the job?

British Attorney-General Dominic Grieve’s response to widespread calls for Dr David Kelly’s postmortem files to be released continues to indicate that the government is hiding something of importance, argues Christopher King.

Aug 22 14:50

CEOs Blame Consumer Class for Joblessness: Admit Economy Grows From Bottom Up

Eric Blair
Activist Post

The economic debate has been going on for decades: if only we give more money to the wealthy Elite, they will create jobs and some crumbs will trickle down to the hungry public. Many in the middle-class herd bought this carrot in hopes of heehawing their way into the next tax bracket.

Indeed, this approach may have been effective during the industrial revolution when entrepreneurs used the capital to open American factories. And surely this method can also work if fair trade agreements existed that would motivate job growth at home, but that is just not the world we live in anymore.

Aug 22 13:52

A 'habitual offender' unleashes nearly half a billion salmonella-tainted eggs

A 'habitual offender' unleashes nearly half a billion salmonella-tainted eggs
Tom Philpott
Grist
Thu, 19 Aug 2010 18:39 CDT
As a jaded observer of the livestock industry, I just sighed when I learned the scale of the current salmonella-tainted egg recall: 380 million eggs, distributed under 10 different brands in 17 different states, all from a single producer - Iowa-based Wright County Farms. Another day, another industrial-ag gaffe imperiling the health of millions.
"Jack DeCoster is one of the most reviled names in industrial agriculture."...The outrage is that regulatory authorities at both the state and national levels have allowed him to continue hiring workers and producing food as violations piled up.

Aug 22 11:30

Pay Up: Got a blog that makes no money? The city wants $300, thank you very much.

So even if your blog collects a handful of hits a day, as long as there's the potential for it to be lucrative — and, as Mandale points out, most hosting sites set aside space for bloggers to sell advertising — the city thinks you should cut it a check. According to Andrea Mannino of the Philadelphia Department of Revenue, in fact, simply choosing the option to make money from ads — regardless of how much or little money is actually generated — qualifies a blog as a business. The same rules apply to freelance writers. As former City Paper news editor Doron Taussig once lamented [Slant, "Taxed Out," April 28, 2005], the city considers freelancers — which both Bess and Barry are, in addition to their blog work — "businesses," and requires them to pay for a license and pay taxes on their profits, on top of their state and federal taxes.

Aug 22 11:09

Obama’s Delusions: The Economy and Iraq

Contrary to his recent statements, Obama has not improved the economy. He has overseen a catastrophic destruction of jobs on a state-by-state basis, in part due to state budget crises and the pathetic lack of response on the national level: Obama’s first stimulus was under-funded and misdirected (too much emphasis on tax cuts for businesses, etc.), while Obama’s recent “stimulus”— only $26 billion — is simply farce.

When it comes to the Iraq war, Obama is equally off kilter. He recently announced the end of “combat operations” in Iraq, which we are meant to interpret as “mission accomplished.”

Aug 22 09:58

Without a Revolution Americans Are History Paul Craig Roberts

Bottom line: If the wars are not immediately stopped and the jobs brought back to America, the US is relegated to the trash bin of history.

Aug 22 09:42

An Open Letter to Israel From: Lauren Booth, UK

Before you scream ‘lies!’ or ‘anti semite!’ please, I beg you. Parent to parent. Human to human. in the name of the God of all faiths, take a breathe, suspend your disbelief a while longer, then read on. Because, oh Israel. What if, just suppose, I’m not the anti semite your wiki trained extremist supporters try to paint me as? And what if, just ten per cent of the 64,000 google entries for “IDF looting’ are utterly true?

by strong>Lauren Booth (Lauren Booth is Tony Blair's sister in Law

Aug 22 08:34

Globalized Business Cares Little About Left or Right

Chrystia Freeland
Reuters

Here's the good news about China's emergence as the world's second largest economy -- US business has figured it out. And here's the bad news -- while US companies can go global, most US citizens can't. The result, in this age of globalization, is a growing tension between the interests of America's business leaders and the interests of much of its middle class. Indeed, the most important fault-line in American politics may not be between Democrats and Republicans, it is between those businesses and business people who are succeeding in the global economy and those who are not.

Aug 22 05:45

IRAN: Building a Nuclear Weapon? You’re Kidding, Right?

By Bob Nichols – Veterans Today

(San Francisco) Many people are asking if Iran can build a nuclear weapon. The answer is No, they cannot. Iran does not have the tools or material to do so. Some 40 countries would probably like to build a reactor, though, according to the IAEA, the International Atomic Energy Agency. A reactor is the first step to a nuclear weapon.

But, the President of the US, politicians in Israel and other important people say Iran “might” be able to build a weapon in a few years. So what? I might like to jump over the moon too; but, it ain’t gonna happen.

Aug 22 04:25

Ground Zero Mosque Imam Is Globalist Stooge

The Imam of the now infamous “ground zero mosque” is a member of the ultra elitist Council On Foreign Relations and receives financial backing from powerful globalist sources including the Rockefellers, the Carnegie Corporation and the Ford Foundation.

This information provides a compelling backdrop to the theory that the move to establish the mosque is a deliberate attempt to further stoke religious tensions and divert attention away from the real enemy of free humanity, the corporate globalist elite who continue to profit from global war and division.

THE CFR IS A ZIONIST ORGANIZATION..pr

Aug 22 00:39

"No Evidence Needed" -- Surge in Britons exported for trial

The number of people in Britain seized under the controversial "no-evidence-needed" European Arrest Warrant rose by more than 50 per cent last year, figures obtained by The Sunday Telegraph show.

Andrew Gilligan -- The Telegraph

In total 1,032 people – almost three a day – were detained and extradited by British police on the orders of European prosecutors in the 12 months to April, up from 683 in 2008-09. The Home Office expects a further 70 per cent rise, to 1,700 cases, next year.

Aug 22 00:26

Gov. Perry today, The National Guard: America's Solution, ignores border warfare

Governor fires up National Guard
Perry calls for more border troops at conference
Updated: Saturday, 21 Aug 2010, 2:02 PM CDT
AUSTIN (KXAN) - Texas governor Rick Perry reiterated his call for an extra thousand National Guard soldiers at the Texas border Saturday.He gave the opening address at the 132nd National Guard Association of the United States General Conference Saturday morning at Austin Convention Center. The theme of this year's conference is The National Guard: America's Solution
Here is the full text of Perry's speech:
It’s an honor to welcome the National Guard to Texas.
Now if I could just get about 1,000 of you to stick around after this convention wraps up and help us secure our southern border we’d be in great shape.

Aug 21 22:46

IDF soldiers suspected of theft from Gaza flotilla ship

The officer, who holds the rank of first lieutenant, allegedly stole between four and six computers from activists on the Mavi Marmara, which was trying to break the naval blockade on the Gaza Strip when Israel raided it, leaving nine Turkish activists dead.

Aug 21 22:24

GRANT SMITH: The Israel Lobby Swims The Atlantic

“Antiwar.com” — Jeffrey Goldberg’s current cover story in The Atlantic, “The Point of No Return,” achieved massive distribution across a broad spectrum of old and new media in the United States. Some observers – including Glenn Greenwald in “How Propagandists Function” – noted how well the methodology and message of Goldberg’s piece serves the Israeli government’s efforts to push U.S. military action against Iran. Gareth Porter views it as part of an overarching strategy to keep the U.S. from restoring productive relations with Iran. A huge trove of newly declassified documents subpoenaed during a Senate investigation reveals how Israel’s lobby pitched, promoted, and paid to have content placed in America’s top news magazines with overseas funding.

Aug 21 20:48

Bin Laden is Dead, Long Live Bin Laden [VIDEO]

An excellent video, to serve in concert with an excellently written exposé.

Who’s keeping the terror myth alive?
By Maidhc Ó Cathail

Wathc the Video and Read the full article here:

http://mycatbirdseat.com/2010/08/bin-laden-is-dead-long-live-bin-laden...

Aug 21 20:39

Major Gunbattle Erupts Within 100 Feet Of U.S.-Mexico Border

A "major gunbattle" between drug traffickers and Mexican federal police broke out Saturday evening in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, just 30 yards from the U.S. border at El Paso, Texas, causing U.S. authorities to cordone off a section of the city, according to a U.S. Border Patrol spokesman...

Aug 21 17:56

Brazil and Venezuela: Two Turning Point Elections this Fall

By James Petras

Two elections in Latin America this fall will have decisive importance in the direction of economic and foreign policy for the coming decade.

Venezuelan legislative elections on September 26 will determine whether President Chavez can secure the two-thirds majority needed to proceed with his democratic socialist agenda without the procedural obstructionism of an increasingly hardline Right.

Brazil the most powerful and dynamic industrial and agro-export economy in the region, faces Presidential elections on October 3rd.

In both countries, the electorate is highly polarized, though in Brazil not along a socialist-capitalist axis.

Read the Full Story Here:

http://mycatbirdseat.com/2010/08/brazil-and-venezuela-two-turning-poin...

Aug 21 17:18

Israel’s sickness goes beyond one soldier and her Facebook pictures

Lawrence Davidson considers the case of the female Israeli soldier who posted pictures of herself with handcuffed and blindfolded Palestinian prisoners. He argues that, rather than being an isolated incident, this is in fact symptomatic of the indecency of the State of Israel and its ideology, Zionism, which should be treated with international isolation.

Aug 21 17:02

Scientists are releasing gases and fluorescent particles into Bostons subway today

Scientists are releasing gases and fluorescent particles into Bostons subway today - No mention of public being told
Contributed by freepressinternational.com (Editor)
Friday, August 20, 2010 9:37
BOSTON (AP) — Scientists are releasing gases and fluorescent particles into Boston’s subway tunnels on Friday to study how toxic chemicals and lethal biological agents could spread through the nation’s oldest subway system in a terrorist attack.

Aug 21 16:41

Five myths about the Iraq troop withdrawal

As of this month, the United States no longer has combat troops in Iraq.

1.Not even close. Of the roughly 50,000 American military personnel who remain in Iraq, the majority are still combat troops -- they're just named something else. The major units still in Iraq will no longer be called "brigade combat teams" and instead will be called "advisory and assistance brigades." But a rose by any other name is still a rose, and the differences in brigade structure and personnel are minimal.

Thanks to the troop "surge," Iraq is secure enough that it will not fall back into civil war as U.S. forces pull out.

2.Security in Iraq has improved enormously since the darkest days of 2005-2006, but the jury is still out on what will happen in the months and years ahead

The United States is leaving behind a broken political system.

3.If some on the right want to claim (incorrectly) that the surge stabilized Iraq to the point that civil war is impossible, their counterparts on the left try to insist (equally incorrectly) that the change in U.S. tactics and strategy in 2007-2008 had no impact on Iraq's politics whatsoever.

Iraqis want U.S. troops to stay. Or they want them leave.

4. Be very, very careful with Iraqi public opinion. Polls are rarely subtle enough to capture the complexity of Iraqi views. Typically, they show a small number of Iraqis who want the Americans out immediately at any cost, a small number who want them to stay forever and a vast majority in the middle -- determined that U.S. troops should leave, but only after a certain period of time. When Iraqis are asked how long they believe our troops are needed, their answers range from a few months to a few years, but are strongly linked to however long the respondent believes it will take Iraq's forces to be able to handle security on their own.

The war will end "on schedule."

5. Going forward, America's involvement in Iraq can (and hopefully will ) be much reduced, but the need for a U.S. presence will endure for many years. Iraq has demonstrated great potential, but at this point it is only potential. The country still holds great peril as well -- not just for Iraqis, but for our interests in one of the world's most strategically important regions.

Aug 21 16:32

New industry meetings over net neutrality being hosted by lobbyists

While much of the focus has been on Google and Verizon when it comes to net neutrality as of late, the Wall Street Journal has reported that lobbyists began a new set of talks among a much wider group on Wednesday.

The Information Technology Industry Council is a lobbying firm which represents dozens of companies, including Apple, AOL, Cisco, HP, Microsoft, Nokia, and RIM among others. Reports indicate Microsoft is in attendance as is Cisco. AT&T and Verizon are also involved in the negotiations, but Google is not.

No public interest groups have been invited to this round of talks, unlike the unsuccessful FCC talks. Those groups used that fact to point out that the consumer has no representation in these latest talks, making them illegitimate.

"The public does not need more time-consuming deliberations," Media Access Project senior vice president and policy director Andrew Jay Schwartzman said in a statement. "The FCC should take prompt action to assert its authority over broadband providers' network management practices, without further delay."

Aug 21 16:21

Blackwater Reaches Deal on U.S. Export Violations

WASHINGTON — The private security company formerly called Blackwater Worldwide, long plagued by accusations of impropriety, has reached an agreement with the State Department for the company to pay $42 million in fines for hundreds of violations of United States export control regulations.

The violations included illegal weapons exports to Afghanistan, making unauthorized proposals to train troops in south Sudan and providing sniper training for Taiwanese police officers, according to company and government officials familiar with the deal.

Aug 21 14:52

Der Spiegel: US On The Verge Of Becoming Third World Nation

The American middle class is on the verge of disappearing, while the United States, itself, is in danger of becoming a third world country, a leading German newspaper says...

Aug 21 13:59

Open Letter to Inspector General Zinser - Investigate NIST Officials Shyam Sunder and John Gross

Without explanation, NIST statements & reports ignore and/or contradict:

d) Indications of extremely high temperatures in FEMA & USGS reports.[6]

e) Scores of reports of explosions in oral histories of first responders.[7]

NIST’s neglect of the very important data source of these oral histories is shocking and incomprehensible. Equally stunning is NIST’s conclusion that evidence for explosions was not found, a claim it defended later on the absurd and otherworldly justification that it did not look for that evidence.[8]

This is nothing other than the “logic of the ostrich” that refuses reality by shading its view.

Aug 21 12:41

U.S. restaurants starved for business

With consumers and businesses keeping a lid on expenses, more and more small and mid-size restaurants are throwing in their dish towels and closing up shop.

Southern California lost nearly a thousand more restaurants than it gained during the 12 months that ended in March, representing a net 2% drop that was twice the national average, according to the New York research firm NPD Group...

Aug 21 10:30

Are We Witnessing the Death of Our Planet?

Howard Beale
Activist Post

It seems that we are witnessing the death of our planet right before our very eyes. The extreme weather, Gulf oil disaster and use of deadly dispersants, to decades of agrichemical and synthetic medicines leeching into water ways, and general human pollution resulting in having to now map the North Atlantic Garbage Patch (not to be confused with the Great Pacific Garbage Patch) -- has resulted in major breaches to our interdependent life system.

Here are a few recently-reported disturbing indicators that our life support system may be nearing critical condition:

Aug 21 09:58

A Serious Message from the Heart of America

The recent, so-called bail out and stimulus bills should really be called the National Mugging and National Shakedown Acts. They are funneling trillions of dollars from the people’s purses and pockets to accounts and financial institutions controlled by the wealthiest families and individuals on the planet. This is point blank robbery: the banks are robbing the people.
I say again: the nuclear missiles are the ultimate genocidal enforcer of this criminal economic arrangement, which is based on a global system of lifelong debt peonage designed to ensnare all humanity in economic bondage.

Aug 21 08:33

Fueling of Iran's Nuclear Plant Begins

Press TV
Iran has begun loading its first nuclear power plant in the southern city of Bushehr with fuel in an effort to provide the country with nuclear-generated electricity. Nuclear fuel is being transferred to the Bushehr reactor under the supervision of the International Atomic Energy Agency and senior officials from Iran and Russia.

Aug 21 08:25

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange accused of rape

Ms Rosander said there were two separate allegations against Mr Assange, one of rape and the other of molestation.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This may be a publicity play for sympathy, to make Julian look like a victim. Frankly, given that his "leaks" describe Bin Laden as still alive, and his dismissal of the 9-11 truth movement, there is something odoriferous about Assange's whole operation, over and above the rather large amount of money he suddenly received to play with. This may just be a PR stunt to build sympathy.

UPDATE: Yep, looking like a cheap PR stunt to build sympathy for "poor little" Julian. The warrant has been rescinded.

Aug 21 07:40

New York Times Spins UN Report on Gaza Suffering

These casualties have resulted from Israeli attacks across the Green Line (the 1949 armistice line), with soldiers firing indiscriminately at Gazan's who are frequently of nothing more than attempting to reach their own land.

Aug 21 07:37

Israel will attack Iran: Will Israel Attack Iran?!

President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad put forward insightful and astute questions: “why should Israel possess nuclear weapons in violation of the international law”, “why should Israel occupy the lands which don’t belong to it”, “why should Israel repeatedly threaten its neighbors and wage wars against them”, “why should Holocaust be used as a pretext to suppress the Palestinian nation?”, “why should Iran be deprived of the peaceful uses of nuclear power.

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