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CURRENT EVENTS

Sep 30 01:01

PHILIP GIRALDI: Wake Up, America

The country that paid the man to steal the secrets becomes a major beneficiary of US assistance and uses the money to set up a lobbying organization that effectively manages key players in the federal government and the media, making it virtually invulnerable to any criticism.

Sep 30 00:59

Joint Press Conferences announcing new scientific evidence contradicting the official explanation of 9/11

New Scientific Evidence Contradicting Official 9/11 Explanation
By grtv

New 9/11 photos ‘prove WTC exploded from inside’

Sep 29 22:01

DHS Aims to Establish Police State Through Terror Watchlists and Mobile Body Scanners

DHS is currently tracking and discriminating against thousands of activists. Foreign companies have actually been hired to spy on Americans throughout Pennsylvania. Janet Napolitano is attempting to push a hundred different nations into a non binding agreement to install body scanners in their airports. As more and more of our civil liberties are tramped upon, what is left of our nation will become a total police state.

It is only going to get worse. Starting November 1st, new rules will be put in place by TSA under operation “Secure Flight.”

Sep 29 21:45

Americans are NOT Stupid

"Ok. I'm a little mixed up over the Palestinians and the Israelis . . . which one is throwin' the rocks?"

Sep 29 20:24

Internet's creator slams 'blight' of web disconnection laws

AFP

Tim Berners-Lee, the man credited with inventing the world wide web, warned Tuesday of the "blight" of new laws being introduced across the globe allowing people to be cut off from the Internet.

"There's been a rash of laws trying to give governments and Internet service providers (ISPs) the right and the duty to disconnect people," he told a conference on web science at the Royal Society in London.

Sep 29 18:59

TYT: White House Doesn't Get It - Cenk's Daily Rant (MSNBC)

On his Daily Rant for the Dylan Ratigan show (MSNBC), Cenk reacts to Joe Biden's complaints about Democratic voters and explains why the White House disillusioned its base, and why the frustration and lack of enthusiasm is justified.

Sep 29 18:24

REALITY REPORT #63 - Constitutionalists Under Siege

In this edition of the Reality Report, Gary dissects a recent article by a writer at the Economist slamming Constitutionalists. He takes an in-depth look at genetically modified foods with the help of "Common Sense Revisited" author Clyde Cleveland and Jeffrey Smith, author of "Genetic Roulette." Nina has the run down in this week's headlines. She discusses how S. 3804, the 'Combating Online Infringement and Counterfeits Act' could affect your internet surfing, how the Pentagon is trying to ban books, and why the Patriot Act doesn't just apply to terrorism. All of this plus a dip into the Mailbag to reveal the shocking answers to the previous Question of the Week, and a new Enemy of the State.

Sep 29 18:12

Genetically Modified (GM) maize 'has polluted rivers across the United States'

An insecticide used in genetically modified (GM) crops grown extensively in the United States and other parts of the world has leached into the water of the surrounding environment.

The insecticide is the product of a bacterial gene inserted into GM maize and other cereal crops to protect them against insects such as the European corn borer beetle. Scientists have detected the insecticide in a significant number of streams draining the great corn belt of the American mid-West.

The researchers detected the bacterial protein in the plant detritus that was washed off the corn fields into streams up to 500 metres away. They are not yet able to determine how significant this is in terms of the risk to either human health or the wider environment.

"Our research adds to the growing body of evidence that corn crop byproducts can be dispersed throughout a stream network, and that the compounds associated with genetically modified crops, such as insecticidal proteins, can enter nearby water bodies," said Emma Rosi-Marshall of the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies in Millbrook, New York.

Sep 29 17:44

FBI agents seek the right to tap texts, emails and websites

US intelligence services would be allowed to tap text messages, emails and networking websites under new powers being considered by Barack Obama's administration.

The FBI says extremists and drug cartels are increasingly communicating online rather than using telephones, leaving US investigators struggling to keep track of them.

A new bill requesting the additional powers to investigate suspected criminals and terrorists will be presented next year. It is likely to face stiff opposition from civil liberties advocates who say the security services have historically abused extensions of power.

James Dempsey, of the pressure group Centre for Democracy and Technology, said: "They are really asking for the authority to redesign services that take advantage of the unique architecture of the internet."

Sep 29 17:34

Drill at University of Texas Coincides with UT Austin Shooting

On Tuesday, a shooter opened fire with an automatic machine gun on the campus of UT Austin. The official story reads like a bad MK ULTRA novel with the shooter, apparently out of no where, opening fire and later killing himself.

Coincidentally, the shooting took place on the same day of a planned concealed carry event. Second Amendment icon John Lott was scheduled to speak.” Was this supposed long gunman used to demonize and eventually cancel this event? What about the reports of a second gunman in the streets? Why was the army apparently on scene?

Sep 29 17:05

Police probing death of Freddie Mac official

Kellermann’s death apparent suicide; company under investigation

WASHINGTON — The chief financial officer of money-losing mortgage giant Freddie Mac was found dead in his basement early Wednesday morning in what police said was an apparent suicide.

David Kellermann, 41, apparently hung himself, said a law enforcement official familiar with the investigation. He asked not to be identified because the investigation was ongoing.

Kellermann’s death is the latest in a string of blows to Freddie Mac since it was seized by the government last September. The company, which owns or guarantees about 13 million mortgages, has been criticized for financing risky loans that fueled the real estate bubble and are now defaulting at a record pace.

Sep 29 17:02

'Euro teetering on the edge, austerity measures inevitable'

People in countries across Europe are protesting in anger at a swathe of cuts to jobs, wages and pensions. There's a general strike in Spain while tens of thousands are gathered in Brussels to voice their opposition to the austerity measures that have gripped the EU. RT talks to David Campbell Bannerman, a member of the European Parliament from the UK Independence Party.

Sep 29 16:47

Austerity on Fire: Video of street battles in Spain as protests heat up

Airlines cancelled flights, picketers blocked trucks from delivering produce and police clashed with protesters as Spanish workers staged a general strike on Wednesday to protest against austerity measures imposed by a government struggling to slash its budget deficit and overcome recession.

Sep 29 16:36

NATO Expands Afghan War Into Pakistan

President Barack Obama has tripled the amount of American combat troops in Afghanistan to 100,000 and along with forces from other NATO member states and partner nations there are now over 150,000 foreign troops in the nation, the most ever stationed in the war-wracked country. 120,000 of those soldiers are now under the command of NATO's International Security Assistance Force (ISAF), the most ever serving in a North Atlantic Alliance-led military operation. NATO Kosovo Force at its peak had 50,000 troops, but they entered the Serbian province after an almost three-month air war had ended.

Sep 29 16:25

Is The Federal Reserve Out Of Control?

What in the world is going on over at the Federal Reserve? Has it gotten to the point where the Federal Reserve is completely and totally out of control? There is increasing speculation in the financial community that the Federal Reserve is on the verge of unleashing another round of quantitative easing. In fact, at their September meeting, Federal Reserve officials hinted very strongly that quantitative easing is very much on their minds when they stated that the Federal Open Market Committee "is prepared to provide additional accommodation if needed to support the economic recovery and to return inflation, over time, to levels consistent with its mandate." You might want to reread that quote a couple of times just to let it sink in. Do you see what the Fed is saying there? The Fed is actually saying that it has a mandate to maintain a certain level of inflation. Not that this is a secret to anyone that has seriously studied the Federal Reserve. Since 1913, inflation has constantly gone up, U.S. government debt has increased exponentially and the U.S. dollar has lost over 96 percent of its value. But for Federal Reserve officials to openly state that a certain amount of inflation is part of their mandate is absolutely stunning.

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Who owns and operates our Federal Government, it's not the elected representation. Whomever controls the currency controls the government, aka the Federal Reserve Bank. Our government is selling it's power cheaply for a few created out of thin air dollars. The real tax to the citizens is a currency system that buys less and less, every year. - kdtroxel

Sep 29 15:20

Banks Suing Based on Counterfeit Court Summons in Foreclosure Lawsuits

Apparently what’s happening is that private process servicer companies may not be serving people with summons, and are simply counterfeiting the documents so they can keep the fees without doing the work. That means that you could theoretically be foreclosed on without ever knowing there was even a foreclosure case against you.

This judge got wise to it.

Sep 29 13:48

Engineers Slam Internet 'Censorship' Bill Ahead of Key Senate Panel Vote

Editor's Note: If you disagree with this bill, sign the petition here: http://demandprogress.org/blacklist/

Judson Berger -- FOX News

Internet entrepreneurs are in a panic over a fast-tracking Senate bill they say will censor the Web, stifle Silicon Valley startups, damage the United States' credibility on free speech and ultimately trigger the creation of an alternate-universe Internet.

The West Coast engineers say they were blindsided last Monday when the Combating Online Infringement and Counterfeits Act was introduced in the Senate Judiciary Committee. The bill, which could come up for a vote as early as Thursday, has a bipartisan roster of co-sponsors who say it will be a tool for stopping the worst offenders in the world of online piracy.

Sep 29 13:28

Hernando county man jailed for shining laser at sheriff's copter pilot

A 23-year-old Spring Hill man faces a charge of illegal use of a laser light after he flashed a laser beam into the eyes of a Hernando County Sheriff's Office helicopter pilot who was flying overhead, according to deputies...

Sep 29 13:12

Israel's reasoning against peace: deal comes at high cost to Jewish privilege

Jonathan Cook considers the forces ranged against a just peace for the Palestinians, arguing that these forces include not just the squatters that inhabit the ever-expanding colonies in the West bank, but also many Israeli Jews living within Israel's recognized borders and retired senior army officers who profit from the burgeoning "homeland security" and "defence" industries.

Sep 29 12:28

Pilots vs. Indignities at the Airports, Midland FBI Spying, Snitching on Your ‘Terrorist Neighbor,’ & More

Now here are three related articles showing how our guys at the bureau aren’t able to find real criminal or terrorism related cases to chase and investigate. They are bored, and as we all know boredom can lead to all sorts of nefarious deeds and activities. On one hand we are constantly reminded of Al-Qaeda and related boogieman’s plans to destroy us here in the States, thus the urgency to give up all our rights, liberties and dignities. Yet, on the other hand, here is our nation’s federal police agency bored out of its mind going around and harassing American citizens for exercising their rights guaranteed under the Constitution. I guess they are contradicting their bosses! Hmmm…or maybe they are keeping J. Edgar Hoover’s spirit alive?!

Sep 29 11:57

Al Gore-chaired fund sells Camco Intl 20 pct stake

VIA http://tomnelson.blogspot.com/

(Reuters) - A sustainable investment fund chaired by former U.S. Vice President Al Gore sold a roughly 20 percent share in carbon offset aggregator Camco International (CAMIN.L) this week, a regulatory filing showed.

Is Gore exiting stage left?

Sep 29 10:35

The Court Jester and 9/11 Truth

Another commenter on the site pointed out that one of The Daily Show’s staff writers – Kevin Bleyer – has contributed material to President Obama’s speeches and is a member of the influential Council on Foreign Relations. Bleyer is also a Truman National Security fellow and one of the founding contributors to The Huffington Post, a site which strictly forbids questioning of 9/11. In the past, Bleyer has worked with Bill Maher and Dennis Miller, two other comedians who have regularly disparaged 9/11 activists. Surely this is all just a coincidence, but one that’s interesting enough to note.

What is it about 9/11 and its unanswered questions that makes it so hard for mainstream journalists, media figures and even comedians to address it in an honest, straightforward manner? Is it because if it became common, verified knowledge that we were lied to about those attacks that changed the world and launched us into endless war, the establishment would be too threatened? Would too many comfortable jobs would be lost?

Sep 29 09:28

Gilad Atzmon: Roger Waters and the Bombs of David


May I suggest to Foxman and his notorious ADL that the rest of humanity also has a wish : we want to see an end to the terror imposed by the Jewish state, in the name of the Jewish people, Foxman included. We also want to see an end of Jewish institutional pressure being exercised on so many Western political groups, parties and governments.

Sep 29 09:21

EU asserts power over France, takes legal action over Gypsies

Raf Casert
Associated Press

BRUSSELS — The European Union decided Wednesday to launch legal action against France over its expulsions of Gypsies, or Roma, to poorer EU nations but said it lacked proof that Paris acted in a discriminatory way.

Sep 29 07:42

US launches 'Cyber Storm III' to test preparedness against cyber attack

AFP

ARLINGTON: The United States and a dozen other countries are staging a huge cyber exercise to test the preparedness of their computer networks against a simulated attack, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano has announced.

Sep 29 07:32

Geir Haarde, Iceland Ex-PM, Indicted For Role In Financial Crisis

Gudjon Helgason and Paisley Dodds
Associated Press

REYKJAVIK, Iceland — Iceland's former Prime Minister Geir Haarde has been referred to a special court in a move that could make him the first world leader to be charged in connection with the global financial crisis.

Sep 29 06:59

Roger Waters and The Bombs of David

The Anti-Defamation League on Monday criticized rock star Roger Waters for simply conveying the truth.

Sep 29 05:30

Abbas is unfit to Lead the Palestinian People

The financial bloodline upon which the deformed Ramallah entity depends comes from Washington. Moreover, Abbas realizes that should Obama or the US congress, both under effective Jewish control, clear their throats, a financial and economic earthquake would instantaneously occur in Ramallah and thousands of civil servants would lose their jobs and their salaries.

Sep 29 03:02

Former president Jimmy Carter hospitalized

Former president Jimmy Carter hospitalized in Ohio

An airport spokeswoman says former President Jimmy Carter has been hospitalized in Cleveland.

Carter was a passenger on a commercial flight to Cleveland on Tuesday

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Sep 28 22:48

Antiwar activists raided by FBI could face prison

The antiwar activists issued grand jury subpoenas after last week’s FBI raids in Minneapolis and Chicago could face jail time for their political support for third world movements the US declares to be “terrorist,” an attorney familiar with the defense case told the World Socialist Web Site.

Sep 28 21:19

Nobel Laureate Maguire Blocked from Israel

A Nobel Peace Prize winner seized on an aid flotilla to Gaza earlier this year was stopped from entering Israel today.
Campaigner Mairead Maguire was detained in Tel Aviv airport after arriving in the country as part of a women’s peace delegation.

Sep 28 20:59

Peace might upend wealth of Israelis - Jonathan Cook

Hundreds of businesses serving the settlers are booming in the 60 per cent of the West Bank, the so-called Area C, which falls under Israel’s full control. The real estate and construction industries, in particular, benefit from cut-price land – and increased profits – made available by theft from Palestinian owners.

Sep 28 20:52

MAIDHC Ó CATHAILl: The Truth Will Set U.S. Free — Breaking Israel’s Stranglehold over American Foreign Policy

“We will know that accountability is underway when we see federal grand juries convened to consider charges against Israel’s agents, assets and sayanim (volunteers). When a jury brings in the first verdict for treason, Americans will know that the rule of law is being restored. We will know that a solution is within sight when the many appendages of its lobby are required to register as foreign agents.”

-- MAIDHC Ó CATHAIL

Sep 28 20:37

Depression climbs among Gulf Coast residents after BP oil spill

Gulf Coast residents reported a 25.6 % increase in depression after the massive BP oil spill spewed an estimated 172 million gallons of crude into the water, a Gallup poll released Tuesday finds.

A clinical diagnosis of depression among those surveyed was up four points--25.6%-- in the 15 weeks after the April 20 Deepwater Horizon explosion compared to the 15 weeks before the oil spill.

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What this article does not mention is the lost way of life that this Gulf Oil Disaster has created, compound that with this current economic depression and the many health issues with being in close proximity to government allowed toxic corexit poison fallout in the rain; I am surprised the numbers in this poll are so low. -- kdtroxel

Sep 28 20:29

Jewish Gaza-bound activists: IDF used excessive force in naval raid

Israel Defense Forces soldiers used excessive force while taking over a Gaza-bound aid ship organized by Jewish and Israeli activists, the boat's passengers said Tuesday, countering the military's official version claiming that the takeover had been uneventful.

Testimonies by passengers who were released from police questioning later in the day seemed to counter the IDF's claims, with Israeli activist and former Israel Air Force pilot Yonatan Shapira saying that there were "no words to describe what we went through during the takeover."

Sep 28 20:21

Censorship of the Internet Takes Center Stage in "Online Infringement" Bill

Senator Patrick Leahy yesterday introduced the "Combating Online Infringement and Counterfeits Act" (COICA). This flawed bill would allow the Attorney General and the Department of Justice to break the Internet one domain at a time — by requiring domain registrars/registries, ISPs, DNS providers, and others to block Internet users from reaching certain websites. The bill would also create two Internet blacklists. The first is a list of all the websites hit with a censorship court order from the Attorney General. The second, more worrying, blacklist is a list of domain names that the Department of Justice determines — without judicial review — are "dedicated to infringing activities." The bill only requires blocking for domains in the first list, but strongly suggests that domains on the second list should be blocked as well by providing legal immunity for Internet intermediaries and DNS operators who decide to block domains on the second blacklist as well. (It's easy to predict that there will be tremendous pressure for Internet intermediaries of all stripes to block these "deemed infringing" sites on the second blacklist.)

And it's not clear what a user would see in this situation — would it look like a "404 message," that simply says a site or page could not be found, without explaining why? Would users receive some kind of notice clarifying that the site they were seeking was made inaccessible at the behest of the government? Generally speaking, the bill forces all the Internet "middlemen" to act as if a part of the Internet doesn't exist, even though that page may otherwise be completely available and accessible.

Sep 28 19:47

Minister Of Defense Peter MacKay Squanders Taxpayer Dollars In Hard Times

As Afghanistan is the graveyard of empires so too is it the graveyard of a hopelessly discredited NATO. So too is it the graveyard of defense ministers who are courtesans to the empire and who buy oversold war toys such as the F 35 that are totally inappropriate to our needs and hideously expensive in a time of economic austerity where economies are sagging and too many thousands are jobless.

Minister MacKay treats the Canadian electorate like local mushroom farmers treat their mushrooms; keep them in the dark and feed them bullshit. Nor is our national media doing Canadians any favors as the Globe and Mail publishes any number of inane reasons for the acquisition of this multi- billion dollar dinosaur that will be still-born seven years from now.

Sep 28 18:55

Video of Israel Defense Force (IDF) troops board Gaza-bound boat

September 28, 2010

A boat carrying Jewish activists attempting to reach blockaded Gaza was forced to divert to the port of Ashdod in Israel by ten Israeli warships. Among those on the aid boat is a Holocaust survivor and an Israeli man who lost his daughter in a Palestinian suicide bombing.

Sep 28 16:59

Mizzou scientists: BPA exposure much higher than previously thought

BPA can be found in a wide variety of consumer products, including hard plastic items such as baby bottles, food storage containers, the epoxy lining of canned foods, and dental sealants.

Despite decades of research, questions about BPA have lingered. The chemical has been under the microscope for possible links to diabetes, cancer, sexual dysfunction, obesity and heart disease, along with brain and development problems in babies and young children.

Back in July, vom Saal and University of Missouri colleague Julia Taylor partnered with the Environmental Working Group for a study that found high amounts of BPA in cash register receipts.

Sep 28 16:16

Age of Censorship and Internet Trade Wars

Francis Anthony Govia
Activist Post

Sep 28 15:52

UN denies appointing alien ambassador

The United Nations has denied speculation that it is to appoint an astrophysicist as Earth's representative to extraterrestrial life-forms.

Rumours had been circulating regarding the appointment of Malaysian astrophysicist Mazlan Othman - director of the UN's Office for Outer Space Affairs - to the role of 'first contact point for aliens'.

The story, which first appeared in The Sunday Times, suggested that Othman would be the "nearest thing we have to a 'take me to your leader' [person]".

However, in an email to The Guardian, Othman responded to the claims, saying: "It sounds really cool but I have to deny it."

Sep 28 14:34

Despite Safety Concerns at Texas Refinery, U.S. Decides Not to Revoke BP Probation

The Justice Department has decided not to revoke probation that the government had imposed on BP as part of an agreement to address safety violations at the company’s Texas City refinery, site of a deadly 2005 explosion. The decision comes despite a government warning earlier this year that it might revoke the company’s probation if BP failed to address the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s continuing concerns about safety at the refinery.

Since a blast at the refinery in 2005 killed 15 workers, BP has faced both criminal and civil actions for violations identified in investigations after the accident. As part of its plea agreement to resolve the criminal charges it faced after the 2005 blast, BP was given three years’ probation.

Sep 28 12:49

FBI Raids Activists’ Homes in Sinister COINTELPRO Replay

In a replay of the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s infamous COINTELPRO operations targeting the left during the 1960s and ’70s, America’s political police launched raids on the homes of antiwar and solidarity activists.

Heavily-armed SWAT teams smashed down doors and agents armed with search warrants carried out simultaneous raids in Minneapolis and Chicago early morning on September 24.

Rummaging through personal belongings, agents carted off boxes of files, documents, books, letters, photographs, computers and cell phones from Minneapolis antiwar activists Mick Kelly, Jessica Sundin, Meredith Aby, two others, as well as the office of that city’s Anti-War Committee.

Sep 28 12:28

Charges dismissed against Md. man who taped traffic stop

A Harford County Circuit Court judge Monday dismissed wiretapping charges against Anthony Graber, a motorcyclist who was jailed briefly after he taped a Maryland state trooper who stopped him for speeding on I-95. Graber used a camera mounted on his helmet, then posted the video on YouTube.

In April, a few weeks after the traffic stop, Harford County state’s attorney Joseph I. Cassilly charged Graber, a staff sergeant in the Maryland Air National Guard and a computer systems engineer, with violating the state’s wiretapping law. That law dates back to the 1970s and was originally intended to protect citizens from government intrusions into their privacy. If convicted on all charges, Graber faced up to 16 years in prison.

Sep 28 12:23

TYT: Shocking Facts On US Poverty

15 Shocking Facts Show That the Middle Class is Being Wiped Out: http://www.alternet.org/economy/148236/15_shocking_facts_show_that_the...

Sep 28 12:22

Concealed Carry Event Coincides With University of Texas Shooting

Update: UT Law has canceled John Lott’s talk.

On Tuesday, September 28 at 6:00pm, a coalition of student organizations on the University of Texas Austin campus, including the Libertarian Longhorns, the UT Students for Concealed Carry on Campus, the UT Objectivism Society and the UT Federalist Society, will be hosting John Lott, famed defender of gun rights and author of the book “More Guns, Less Crime”.

Sep 28 12:08

Iceland MPs vote to send ex-PM to court


Icelandic lawmakers on Tuesday voted to send former prime minister Geir Haarde to a special court over his role in the crisis that crippled Iceland's economy at the end of 2008.

Sep 28 11:06

10 Signs The U.S. Is Losing Its Influence In The Western Hemisphere

Sep 28 09:19

Global Cooling and the New World Order By James Delingpole

The next few years are going to be very interesting. Watch the global power elite squirming to reposition itself as it slowly distances itself from Anthropogenic Global Warming (”Who? Us? No. We never thought of it as more than a quaint theory…”), and tries to find new ways of justifying green taxation and control. (Ocean acidification; biodiversity; et al). You’ll notice sly shifts in policy spin.

Sep 28 08:44

Anti-Net Neutrality Bill Gets Leaked From Waxman’s Office

Rep. Henry Waxman, Chairman of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, the committe that oversees telecommunications was leaked on yesterday. Now we have a copy of Waxman’s plan to subvert Net Neutrality. Copy of the leaked Bill (in legalese) not yet submitted to congress. Leak Source is techdailydose.nationaljournal.com

Let’s say the internet is made of tubes. This bill gives the tube companies license to start selling premium tubes. Big shiny tubes. However anyone with the misfortune not to partner with the tube company will find themselves stuck in the smaller, collapsing tube system.

Sep 28 07:45

9/11 Related Quotes Ready for Email - Version 1

In looking for a way to write down facts that I can use to educate people I know about 9/11, I pretty much gave up trying to use my own words. Instead, this is what I've come up with. From 'experiments' I've run on friends and engineering co-workers, using quotes seems to be a good way to go.

Feel free to use as you see fit. I encourage everyone to email to everyone they have any influence over.

Sep 28 06:23

STUART LITTLEWOOD: REAPING TERROR’S REWARD

Get in there first – that’s the secret
If it wasn’t for the “war on terror” America and Israel wouldn’t be enjoying such military fun and games and reaping such fat rewards. Whole new industries are flourishing thanks to the considerable effort they’ve devoted to sowing the seeds of terror.

The Institute of Terrorism Research and Response (ITRR), for example, is an American-Israeli corporation “created to help organizations succeed and prosper in a world threatened by terrorism.” Institute of Terrorism Research and Response in Israel (http://www.terrorresponse.org/)

Sep 28 06:06

Ahead of the Bell: China imposes tariff on chicken

Associated Press

Shares of the nation's chicken producers could tumble on Monday after China said it will slap a hefty tariff on U.S. chicken imports to combat what it says are unfairly low prices.

The Chinese government said Sunday that its investigation found that U.S. chicken products are being sold at low prices which undermine the local market. New import duties ranging from 50.3 percent to as much as 105.4 percent will take effect Monday and last for five years.

Sep 28 05:28

Palin and Beck Don’t Support the Troops

Again, the American soldier (Marine, sailor, airman) is exploited through a suffocating mix of hero worship and zealotry, long employed by Republican war hawks to demand loyalty to the state and to expand and protract our occupation overseas. But on that day, at the Restore Honor rally for which she delivered her remarks, Palin and Beck managed to take it to staggering new heights: they proclaimed the American soldier to be the unspoiled, suggesting everyone else be reborn in his image. The military, in effect, are gods.

But they are not gods. They are not only flawed like us, but we learn everyday that the war and the war culture fosters the very worst in some people, while it chews up and spits out others so they become mere shadows of what they were before.

Sep 27 23:14

Gilad Atzmon: Jewish Boat On its Way

9 Jews will participate in this brave mission: amongst them is Rami Elhanan, an Israeli peace activist whose daughter Smadar was killed in a suicide bombing in 1997. Elhanan rightly maintained that it was his moral duty to act in support of the Palestinians in Gaza because reconciliation was the surest path to peace.

Sep 27 23:00

American College Student Gunned Down, Kidnapped and Tortured In Secret Prison

Today Al-Jazeera details a personal story of American Intelligence Agencies having American citizen’s attending college overseas gunned down, kidnapped, illegally detained and tortured in secret overseas prisons.

According to the report Sharif Mobley was an American citizen living in Yemen attending college.

After another citizen of Yemen attempted to blow up an airplane in Detroit Sharif Mobley tried to return to American with his son but was denied.

Instead the U.S Government had eight masked men jump from two white vans and gun him down in the middle of the street. He was then drug off to a secret torture camp and tortured for months.

Sep 27 22:39

Israeli UN Delegation Boycotts Obama’s UN Speech, Then Lies About It

Let me see if I can somehow get this straight. The Israeli UN delegation fails to show up on what may have been the most important speech given in decades by a US president on a keystone obstacle to Middle East peace, claiming it is a “religious holiday.” During that religious holiday, they set up a “War room” in the USA to battle public perception of a UN document cataloging Israeli war crimes that happened less than four months ago. One of these crimes was the cold-blooded murder of a US citizen.

Sep 27 22:23

University of California Professor: Obama edges to the dark side

From Al-Jazeera, Mark LeVine is a professor of history at University of California.

Irvine writes of Obama's abuses of powers including state secrets, targeted killings, renditions and indefinite detention, opposing the right of habeas corpus, preventing victims of admitted torture from seeking judicial redress, expanding the Afghan war and securing a long long-term presence in Iraq.

Of Course Al-Jazeera, no American newspaper is going to allow the truth to be printed.

Sep 27 20:32

Extreme Left: Talk Radio Host (Mike Malloy) Claims Dick Cheney Was Responsible For 9/11

Here’s a transcription from Newsbusters:

“Her father and her father’s puppet George at the very least allowed, at the very worst engineered the worst attack on this country since the War of 1812, and she has the audacity to make this kind of a statement. “Americans expect our President to do everything possible to defend the nation from attack.” Where was your father after he deliberately authorized a stand-down, on a day and a time when he knew there was going to be an effort made to attack this country? I don’t know why I give this psychopathic misdirected woman, you ought to be there planning your father’s funeral, Liz, because I’m sure all the nation’s bigwigs, especially the Republicans are going to fall all over themselves to worship in front of his coffin. That’s what you ought to be doing instead of making your filthy, insane, gratuitous statements about what the American people expects their president or an administration to do to protect us from terrorist attack. Shame on you, Liz Cheney. Go plan your father’s funeral. Just do that. Do at least one thing in your useless life that will have some meaning. Go plan his funeral.”

Sep 27 20:22

U.S. Military Pilots at The National Press Club – UFO’s Deactivated Nukes

Witness Testimony-UFO’s at Nuclear Weapons Bases

Captain Salas graduated from the Air Force Academy and spent seven years in active duty from 1964 to 1971. He also held positions at Martin Marietta and Rockwell and spent 21 years at the FAA.

Sep 27 20:21

I attended a Conservative 9/11 event with “US wars are unlawful” flyers. 5 of 6

*hyperlinks live at source*

This article series explains what happened when I interacted with participants of a 9/11 event to welcome home US soldiers and honor the victims of 9/11, then provides the e-mail exchange with the sponsoring group’s leadership.

Sep 27 17:52

GORDON DUFF: AN OPEN LETTER TO PRESIDENT OBAMA ABOUT AMERICAN SECURITY

THOSE WHO STOOD BY YOU ARE NOW ASKING YOU TO LISTEN –

President Barak Obama

The White House

1600 Pennsylvania Ave N.W.

Washington, D.C. 20500

Mr. President,

I am speaking for myself and the not entirely uninformed belief that I speak for some of our readership. We are mostly veterans and active duty military. We are not the majority of either group but we are a significant number, in the hundreds of thousands, and are unique in one way. We are your supporters. We worked in support of your election, when you were threatened, we defended you. This is easy to check, simple as getting a record of our publication, our readership numbers or even my own service record book. I am a combat veteran from the Vietnam War.

Sep 27 17:28

JEFF GATES: OBAMA’S INNER EISENHOWER

Is Barack Obama waking up to the agenda of those who produced his political career? Was his “Inner Eisenhower” on display last week in his televised speech to the U.N. General Assembly?

Did listeners detect a distraught commander-in-chief seeking to bypass Congress and appeal directly to the international community for help in containing Israel’s expansionist goals?

Has this young president—with no military experience—been forced to face the reality of an enemy within? If so, we may yet have an opportunity to restore representative government. If so, those who deceived the U.S. to invade Iraq for a Zionist agenda may yet be held accountable.

Sep 27 16:03

Reaping terror’s reward: get in there first – that’s the secret

Stuart Littlewood looks at how modern terrorism was in fact pioneered by the Zionists and how Israeli and the US behaviours fit the US definition of terrorism like a glove.

Sep 27 15:33

DIA/Pentagon Destroy 10,000 Copies of Lt. Col Anthony Shaffer’s Book “Operation Dark Heart”

A CNN article titled, “Pentagon destroys thousands of copies of Army officer’s memoir” was just posted by Chris Lawrence and Padma Rama, CNN – September 25, 2010 in which the book “Operation Dark Heart” which describes Lt. Col Anthony Shaffer’s time in Afghanistan leading a black-ops team.

CNN stated that “The Department of Defense recently purchased and destroyed thousands of copies of an Army Reserve officer’s memoir in an effort to safeguard state secrets, a spokeswoman said Saturday.”

“DoD decided to purchase copies of the first printing because they contained information which could cause damage to national security,” said Lt. Col. April Cunningham who is a spokeswoman for the Pentagon.

Sep 27 14:37

The United Nations, A One World Government

The idea of a one world government has always been one that the elites have patiently worked towards. The forerunner towards their dream of a world government, was called the League of Nations. The League of Nations was established in the year 1919 under the treaty of Versailles to promote international cooperation and to achieve peace and security for the world. Many felt this was important since the world had just experienced its first world war. The League of nations gave way to the modern day United Nations.

On January 1, 1942 President Franklin D. Roosevelt, finding the world at war once again, proposed a stronger joint effort to control the world.

Sep 27 14:29

Truth will set US free: breaking Israel’s stranglehold over American foreign policy

Maidhc Ó Cathail argues that it is vital for the American public to understand that unconditional support for Israel is doing incalculable damage to the US national interest and that, to steer US policy back so that it serves the American people, it is crucial to break the Israel lobby’s stranglehold over policy-making and the media.

Sep 27 13:05

Shill Out of Town Reporters Brought to Gulf With BP Money

This is absolutely disgusting. BP is paying major out of town writers to come down to the Gulf and lie to the American people. Hundreds if not thousands of American citizens are sick from the toxic dispersant that has continually been sprayed throughout the Gulf of Mexico. No matter how hard BP trys, this disaster will continue to poison the gulf for years to come.

Travel writers visiting beaches on BP dime

Sep 27 12:48

Was San Bruno Explosion a Plane Crash?

Was San Bruno Explosion a Plane Crash?
September 27, 2010
by Sandra Hunt for henrymakow.com
A number of reports suggest that the "natural gas pipeline explosion" Sept. 9 that killed seven, injured 50 and leveled 40 homes in San Bruno CA may have involved a plane crash or a missile. If so, there is a massive cover-up taking place.
......"Investigators believed they had collected all the sections needed to reconstruct the metal pipeline but asked that anyone who found metal fragments in the blast area contact the NTSB."
Notice that the NTSB is involved! The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is an Independent federal agency charged by Congress with investigating every civil aviation accident in the U.S. www.ntsb.gov

Sep 27 11:59

Dangerous Crossroads: US War Games in Asia Target China, Russia and North Korea

The US and some of China's neighboring countries are also conducting joint military exercises this year.

Soon after the US and South Korea staged a joint military drill in the Yellow Sea in July, the US and India are expected to hold an exercise this week at a US military base in Okinawa, Japan. The two countries are also discussing a transport aircraft deal worth $3.5 billion, Indian media reports said.

"A series of military drills initiated by the US and China's neighboring countries showed that the US wants to increase its military presence in Asia," said Yin.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Apparently, the only solution the US government can come up with, looking at an economy in meltdown and two wars going catastrophically badly, is....to start more wars.

Sep 27 11:29

Money transfers could face anti-terrorism scrutiny

Ellen Nakashima
The Washington Post

The Obama administration wants to require U.S. banks to report all electronic money transfers into and out of the country, a dramatic expansion in efforts to counter terrorist financing and money laundering.

Officials say the information would help them spot the sort of transfers that helped finance the al-Qaeda hijackers who carried out the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. They say the expanded financial data would allow anti-terrorist agencies to better understand normal money-flow patterns so they can spot abnormal activity.

Sep 27 10:55

The Top 100 Items to Disappear First

You could also call this “The Top 100 Things You should start stocking up on.” Even if you don’t need more than 2 (you should always have 2 of everything) each item on this list will be great for bartering. This list was discussed and chosen by the members of SurvivalistBoards.com. No Particular Order.

I’ve linked to a couple of the items you are less likely to find at Wal-Mart and other local stores.

Sep 27 10:03

Activists expect Israel to stop Gaza-bound boat

Ben Hubbard
Associated Press

JERUSALEM — A small boat carrying Jewish activists is on course to arrive in the blockaded Gaza Strip late Tuesday morning, though they consider it likely the Israeli navy will stop them, an activist on board told The Associated Press Monday.

"We know that they stopped all the other boats, so there is probably a good chance that they will try" to stop this one, activist Yonatan Shapira said by phone from the 33-foot (10-meter) catamaran Irene.

Sep 27 09:52

Breaking Israel’s Stranglehold over American Foreign Policy

“if President Obama or any of his successors is ever going to be free to confront and defeat the Zionist lobby’s stooges in Congress and the mainstream media, there has got to be created a constituency of understanding about why it is not in America’s own best interests to go on supporting Zionism’s monster child right or wrong.”

Sep 27 09:43

Defense goes all-in for incumbents

Nye’s race follows the perennial pattern of giving for top defense firms Lockheed Martin, Boeing Co., Northrop Grumman and others, which bet heavily on incumbents and stand by them in good times and bad.

“This may be the worst year in a long time to bet on incumbents, but it’s the natural reflex of the defense industry,” said Loren Thompson, chief operating officer of the defense-industry-backed Lexington Institute.

Defense companies go with the members they know — pouring money into the campaigns of members on the Armed Services Committee and the Defense Appropriations Subcommittee. “Generally speaking, the defense industry has a very finely tuned grasp of where individual members are coming from,” Thompson said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is precisely why thinking Americans need to vote those incumbents out who believe that a state of perpetual war is a good thing for this country.

Sep 27 09:40

JPMorgan Based Foreclosures on Faulty Documents, Lawyers Claim

JPMorgan Chase & Co. faces a legal challenge next month that could cast doubt on thousands of foreclosures after a mortgage executive at the bank said she didn’t verify documents used to justify home seizures.

Lawyers for a Palm Beach County, Florida, homeowner asked a judge to throw out a foreclosure as a penalty for misleading the court, according to attorney Tom Ice of Ice Legal PA. They’re citing a May 17 deposition in which the JPMorgan executive said she signed thousands of affidavits and documents supporting the New York-based bank’s claims without personally checking loan records. The court is scheduled to hear arguments Oct. 19.

Sep 27 09:39

FTC files complaint against makers of POM juice

Associated Press

NEW YORK — Federal regulators have filed complaints against the makers of POM Wonderful Pomegranate Juice, alleging they have made false or unsubstantiated claims about the drink's ability to treat or prevent certain diseases.

Sep 27 09:25

Rigged USA Elections Exposed

Computer Programmer testifies that Tom Feeney (Speaker of the Houe of Florida at the time, currently US Representative representing MY district ) tried to pay him to rig election vote counts.
See more videos like this at http://www.TruthStream.Org - Streaming Videos of TRUTH to the American People!

Sep 27 09:24

Why We Oppose Prop 19

If we can put every marijuana user in jail and we can find and kill every single marijuana plant, there would be almost no violent crime left in America. This fact is recognized by the liquor industry. That’s why the liquor industry supports our efforts to defeat Prop 19 with such generous financial contributions.

Keep the status quo by defeating Prop 19. Join with Rep. Lamar Smith, other self-interested politicians, a large percentage of law enforcement, prison guards, the liquor industry, Mexican cartels, and thousands of drug dealers in opposing Prop 19. Don’t let our prisons go under-utilized. Arresting marijuana users makes good sense and is just plain good business.

Fantastic satire site aimed at CA Prop 19

Sep 27 09:12

I hate it when that happens: CO2 allegedly causes vampire bat attacks

VIA http://tomnelson.blogspot.com/

Another child, the fifth in a row of four children whose cause of death diagnosis according to the Peruvian health experts is rabies, is dead after being bitten by vampire bats.

Records showed that the children who died belonged to the indigent groups inhabiting near the border of Ecuador. The attack is subsequently associated with climate change.

Sep 27 08:51

S. 510: 12 Reasons Why The Food Safety Bill From Hell Could Be Very Dangerous For The U.S. Economy

So who is actually in favor of it?
Well, big food corporations and big agriculture are actually very much in favor of this bill.
Why?
Is it because they are so concerned about food safety?
No.
In fact, virtually every major case of food contamination in recent U.S. history has come from large-scale industrial agriculture or large-scale industrial food production.
The real reason why they are backing S. 510 is because it will devastate their primary competition - small food producers and organic farmers.
In recent years, the demand for organic food has skyrocketed as the American people have learned the truth about how our food is actually made. Big agriculture and the giant food producers are losing profits as Americans increasingly vote with their wallets.

Sep 27 08:33

Eight American Universities Say Yes to Apartheid - Dr. Lawrence Davidson

The Gaza academics and students expressed shock at this turn of events. And so they might given the fact that they are sitting in an outdoor prison of Israeli making and have seen their educational institutions both starved of resources by an Israeli blockade and literally bombed to rubble by Israeli warplanes

Sep 27 07:18

French MEP Rachida Dati makes oral sex slip-up

France's ex-justice minister Rachida Dati mixed up the words "fellatio" and "inflation" - which sound similar in French - during a TV interview.

She told Canal Plus: "I see some [foreign investment funds] looking for returns of 20 or 25% at a time when fellatio is close to zero."

Sep 27 06:23

Banksters Inflate Speculative Food Bubble, U.N. Offers Global Governance Solution

Eric Blair
Activist Post

Never let a good crisis go to waste. The international bankers are taking advantage of the "food crisis" by driving up food prices in what is shaping up to be a classic case of a manufactured bubble. It is also looking like a clear model of Problem-Reaction-Solution methodology. Create the food inflation problem (of course profiting all the way up), force an enraged reaction among the public, and take more sovereignty away with the solution of global food regulation.

Sep 27 03:16

JUSTIN RAIMONDO: Pro-Obama lefties get slapped down – by the FBI

The Obama Boomerang –

FBI raids on six houses in Minneapolis and Chicago, including the office of the Minneapolis Antiwar Committee, have the antiwar movement – and the left in general – in an uproar. Agents came barging into homes guns drawn, kicking down doors and smashing furniture, armed with search warrants. The warrantsdescribed, in suitably vague terms, allegations of “material support for terrorism.” No arrests were made, although a number of individual activists were served with subpoenas demanding their appearance before a grand jury. Computers, documents, phones, and other materials were carted away by burly FBI agents, who appeared at 7 a.m. sharp, locked and loaded.

Let the frame-ups begin!

Sep 27 02:36

U.S. Is Working to Ease Wiretaps on the Internet

WASHINGTON — Federal law enforcement and national security officials are preparing to seek sweeping new regulations for the Internet, arguing that their ability to wiretap criminal and terrorism suspects is “going dark” as people increasingly communicate online instead of by telephone.

Essentially, officials want Congress to require all services that enable communications — including encrypted e-mail transmitters like BlackBerry, social networking Web sites like Facebook and software that allows direct “peer to peer” messaging like Skype — to be technically capable of complying if served with a wiretap order. The mandate would include being able to intercept and unscramble encrypted messages.

Sep 26 19:44

UN ‘to appoint space ambassador to greet alien visitors’

Mazlan Othman, a Malaysian astrophysicist, is set to be tasked with co-ordinating humanity’s response if and when extraterrestrials make contact.

Aliens who landed on earth and asked: “Take me to your leader” would be directed to Mrs Othman.

She will set out the details of her proposed new role at a Royal Society conference in Buckinghamshire next week.

Sep 26 19:43

Activists: FBI raids an ‘attempt to intimidate anti-war movement’

Two anti-war activists said Saturday that a 12-hour search of their Chicago home by the FBI was an attempt to intimidate them and silence the peace movement.

Joe Iosbaker and his wife, Stephanie Weiner, said the government targeted them because they’ve been outspoken against the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and U.S. funding of conflicts abroad. They denied any wrongdoing.

Sep 26 19:17

AFTER THE JOURNEY— A UN MAN’S OPEN LETTER TO TONY BLAIR

By Hans von Sponeck — UN humanitarian co-ordinator from 1998-2000, demands answers from the former prime minister to a simple question: Why is Iraq in such a mess? Tony Blair.

Dear Mr Blair,

You do not know me. Why should you? Or maybe you should have known me and the many other UN officials who struggled in Iraq when you prepared your Iraq policy. Reading the Iraq details of your “journey”, as told in your memoir, has confirmed my fears.

Sep 26 17:03

I attended a Conservative 9/11 event with “US wars are unlawful” flyers. 4 of 6

*hyperlinks live at source*

This article series explains what happened when I interacted with participants of a 9/11 event to welcome home US soldiers and honor the victims of 9/11, then provides the e-mail exchange with the sponsoring group’s leadership.

Sep 26 14:29

Computer attacks linked to a wealthy group or nation

Lolita C. Baldor
Associated Press

WASHINGTON — A powerful computer code attacking industrial facilities around the world, but mainly in Iran, probably was created by experts working for a country or a well-funded private group, according to an analysis by a leading computer security company.

The malicious code, called Stuxnet, was designed to go after several "high-value targets," said Liam O Murchu, manager of security response operations at Symantec Corp. But both O Murchu and U.S. government experts say there's no proof it was developed to target nuclear plants in Iran, despite recent speculation from some researchers.

Sep 26 13:36

2010: The Top 25 Censored Stories of 2008-209

Censored 2010:
Stories of 2008-2009
#1: US Congress Sells Out to Wall Street
#2: US Schools are More Segregated Today than in the 1950s
#3: Toxic Waste Behind Somali Pirates
#4: Nuclear Waste Pools in North Carolina
#5: Europe Blocks US Toxic Products
#6: Lobbyists Buy Congress
#7: Obama’s Military Appointments Have Corrupt Past
#8: Bailed out Banks and America’s Wealthiest Cheat IRS Out of Billions
#9: US Arms Used for War Crimes in Gaza
#10: Ecuador Declares Foreign Debt Illegitimate
#11: Private Corporations Profit from the Occupation of Palestine
#12: Mysterious Death of Mike Connell-Karl Rove’s Election Thief
#13: Katrina’s Hidden Race War
#14: Congress Invested in Defense Contracts
#15: World Bank’s Carbon Trade Fiasco
#16: US Repression of Haiti Continues
#17: The ICC Facilitates US Covert War in Sudan
#18: Ecuador’s Constitutional Rights of Nature
#19: Bank Bailout Recipients Spent to Defeat Labor
#20: Secret Control of the Presidential Debates
#21: Recession Causes States to Cut Welfare
#22: Obama’s Trilateral Commission Team
#23: Activists Slam World Water Forum as a Corporate-Driven Fraud
#24: Dollar Glut Finances US Military Expansion
#25: Fast Track Oil Exploitation in Western Amazon

US Congress selling out to Wall St (aka the international PRIVATE Banksters) should be the #1 story every year.

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