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Oct 03 17:47

Splattergate; The Fallout

Here is a veritable truck load of video response to what the venerable James Delingpole is calling "Splattergate." You may also leave a comment here. Reading the comments is a heart lifting experience!

http://www.1010global.org/uk/2010/10/sorry

Oct 03 16:07

blog: our state is voting for a new governor...

My blog on a local newspaper..ignored, but glad I wrote it anyway. : :
I sometimes wonder, if the idea of choice is just an illusion. Do we really get a choice? It seems, the choices are forced upon us, by both mainstream media, and money. Democrats wont vote for the lesser democrat, because they think if they do, they might lose, and their party will be out of power., same with republicans. Cant you see this picture? It is so clear. I have also noticed, that the differences between republican and democrat politicians is very small compared to the overall picture. It seems like some very powerful, and rich people, are bamboozling us.

Oct 03 14:05

Growth of California's pot industry is good news for unions

MARIN COUNTY — In a suburban oasis amid golden hills north of San Francisco, members of the United Food and Commercial Workers union are processing thousands of marijuana cigarettes a day, rolling joints in rice paper cylinders from Amsterdam.

The startup factory for a Bay Area firm called Medi-Cone is part of a commercial industry evolving to serve the hundreds of thousands of medical pot users who can legally use the drug in California, as well as marijuana dispensaries amassing an estimated $1.3 billion in annual transactions.

As Californians prepare to vote on a November ballot initiative that would expand legalization to recreational pot use, labor groups see the potential for perhaps tens of thousands of unionized jobs.

Oct 03 13:32

BIGOTRY GETS YOU FIRED ON CNN ~~~ GETS YOU PROMOTED IN ISRAEL

Secret jail torturer becomes police chief in Israel.

The appointment of an infamous Israeli interrogator to a high-ranking police post has sent shockwaves among human rights groups. Known among inmates as Captain George, he’s accused of numerous cases of torture and abuse of Arabs. Now that he’s in charge of Arab affairs, many Palestinians fear for their lives. RT’s Paula Slier reports from Israel.

Oct 03 13:05

DICKIPEDIA! A WICKI OF DICKS!

Oct 03 12:18

Live stream link for George Galloway's speech in Toronto Sun Oct 3 @ 3pm EST

Don't miss George Galloway's talk today at Trinity Saint Paul's in Toronto at 3 p.m. EST (12 p.m. PST) on rabbletv.

http://www.rabble.ca/rabbletv

Oct 03 12:03

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Oct 03 12:02

Bloomberg: Genetically Modified Corn Polluting Streams, Rivers and Lakes With Insecticides

There was recently a big uproar about the FDA’s decision to approve genetically modified salmon for human consumption without the need to do any chemical testing on the salmon first.

FDA won’t allow food to be labeled free of genetic modification: report

That the Food and Drug Administration is opposed to labeling foods that are genetically modified is no surprise anymore, but a report in the Washington Post indicates the FDA won’t even allow food producers to label their foods as being free of genetic modification.

Oct 03 11:38

Free Speech Cases at Top of Supreme Court's New Term

Mark Sherman
Associated Press

WASHINGTON — First Amendment cases top the Supreme Court's docket as it begins a new term with a new justice and three women on the bench for the first time.

The court will look at provocative anti-gay protests at military funerals and a California law banning the sale of violent video games to children. These cases worry free speech advocates, who fear the court could limit First Amendment freedoms.

Oct 03 11:25

U.S. Issues Terror Alert For Tourists in Europe

Associated Press

State Department notice issued Sunday about the potential for terrorists attacks in Europe. The alert expires Jan. 11:

The State Department alerts U.S. citizens to the potential for terrorist attacks in Europe. Current information suggests that al-Qaida and affiliated organizations continue to plan terrorist attacks. European governments have taken action to guard against a terrorist attack and some have spoken publicly about the heightened threat conditions.

Oct 03 11:24

Farewell to Arms: Jenny, Iraq and the Next War

The war is not over, and an older war is being expediently reignited. Jenny, once home, will be told of how bad things have been. How difficult it is to find a job. Her chances of making a dignified living in America have dwindled significantly since she joined the army, regardless of when that was. The army, after all, might be her best chance at making a living.

Where will it be now, Jenny? Back to Iraq, maybe, but under a mission with a different title? Operation New Dawn?

Oct 03 11:18

UN suppressed report on US, Soviet ‘atrocities’ in Afghanistan: report

GENEVA — The United Nations buried a report into rights violations in Afghanistan between 1978 and 2001 that accused Soviets, Islamists and US forces of “atrocities”, a Swiss newspaper said on Saturday.

The revelations emerged a day after the UN published a hotly contested report into crimes committed by armed groups in the eastern Democratic Republic Congo at the end of the 1990s.

Oct 03 11:12

Russian experts flee Iran, escape dragnet for cyber worm smugglers

Intelligence sources report from Iran that dozens of Russian nuclear engineers, technicians and contractors are hurriedly departing Iran for home since local intelligence authorities began rounding up their compatriots as suspects of planting the Stuxnet malworm into their nuclear program.

Among them are the Russian personnel who built Iran’s first nuclear reactor at Bushehr which Tehran admits has been damaged by the virus.

Oct 03 11:05

Palestinians warn of imminent clashes in Israeli jails

The Muffin Post

Palestinians warn that a deterioration of conditions in Israeli controlled prison could result in clashes between them and the Israeli Prison Authority (IPA). They blame the IPA for exacerbating tension, direct provocation, and harassment of prisoners.
Among some of the reasons and grievances cited:

Oct 03 10:57

Microsoft CEO had his bonus cut due to KIN failure

Ballmer received a cash bonus of $670,000 for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2010. That might seem like quite a lot, and it's actually equal to Ballmer's salary, but it's only half the maximum bonus payout. Despite Microsoft's successful sales of Windows 7, the company has had a poor year in the mobile space.

---oOo---

WTF? I'd take 10% of that as a bonus!!!!!

Oct 03 10:14

WE ARE THE ONES WE HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR

We can no longer blame our leaders, starting with President Obama, for betraying our trust and demand for change ~ for the time has come for Americans to realize that WE are the ones we have been waiting for

Oct 03 09:58

The Altars of Fear: Wrong Turns on a Long, Dark Road

The Europeans, forever cast in American myth as fey, feckless, wine-sipping weaklings, have roused themselves to such an extent that the UN is now warning of years of "social unrest" due to the policies of the austerity zealots -- policies which are greatly exacerbating unemployment (with all the inevitable knock-on effects throughout the economy), while severely corroding the physical and social infrastructure of whole nations. Although the European public might be compelled to submit in the end -- by brute force, if necessary, as governments call out club-wielding cops to put down dissent -- at least they are not going quietly.

Oct 03 09:06

Google's CEO: 'The Laws Are Written by Lobbyists'

"The average American doesn't realize how much of the laws are written by lobbyists" to protect incumbent interests, Google CEO Eric Schmidt told Atlantic editor James Bennet at the Washington Ideas Forum. "It's shocking how the system actually works."

Oct 03 08:44

Video Report: Mexican Pirates Chase Bass Fisherman

This is one of the earlier incidents on Lake Falcon Reservoir Texas. I know what Black Jack Pershing would do!

Oct 03 08:38

Search For American Murdered By Mexican Pirates

Texas officials on Friday reissued warnings of danger on the Mexican side of Falcon Lake Reservoir as hopes dimmed for finding a 30 year old oil field worker reportedly shot through the head during an outing to view ruins past the international line.
The incident,the fifth reported confrontation by armed bandits since April,is the first believed to have been deadly.

Oct 03 08:31

Wife of Man Presumed Murdered by Mexican Drug Pirates Speaks Out

Crouched in the seat of her Jet Ski, Tiffany Young-Hartley tried to pull the body of her husband David from the waters of Falcon Lake on the Texas-Mexico border after he was shot by pirates.

Oct 03 05:44

(Video)Touchdown after the ban:George Galloway arrives in Canada.

On the evening of Oct. 2, 2010, outspoken anti-war activist and former British MP George Galloway arrived in Canada to a throng of supporters waiting to greet him at the Toronto Pearson International Airport. Eighteen months ago, Galloway was refused entry and deemed a security threat.

This time, Galloway was armed with the ruling of Federal Court Judge Richard Mosley, who made it clear that the Conservative government used the Immigration Act to prevent Galloway from entering Canada because they disagreed with his political views -- not because he presented any threat to Canadians.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-7aG51TSjYI

Oct 02 23:09

Genetically Modified Corn Polluting Streams, Rivers and Lakes With Pecticides

So they genetically modified almost 90% of the U.S corn so it automatically produced pesticides... and now those pesticides from the corn are polluting our waters.

Oct 02 20:40

Take control, protest by Direct Action - video

Mathew Herbert has been giving training workshops for Direct Action for many years - I caught him, in the middle of one - for a few minutes, here is some advice. This workshop is for an Oct 16th 2010 protest in London against the Oil Industry.

Oct 02 19:19

Practical Direct Action training - video

The practical methodology employed in Direct Action protests. A true professional, Mathew Herbert runs workshops preparing groups of people on how to deal with the police, and fight for their rights, whether it is to guard a community area, create a soup kitchen or protest Nuclear weapons.

Oct 02 18:16

Rick Sanchez: Jon Stewart A 'Bigot,' Jews Run CNN & All Media

Rick Sanchez suggesting that CNN and the rest of the media is run by Jewish people.I'm telling you that everybody who runs CNN is a lot like Stewart, and a lot of people who run all the other networks are a lot like Stewart, and to imply that somehow they -- the people in this country who are Jewish -- are an oppressed minority? Yeah. [sarcastically]

Oct 02 17:56

International Center for 9/11 Studies - NIST Cumulus Video Database Released (after FOIA request)

As we announced on August 31, 2010, the International Center for 9/11 Studies has secured the release of tens of thousands of photographs, and hundreds of hours of video footage, from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) under the Freedom of Information Act. We are working on ways to get this data in the hands of interested researchers, we need the communities help to examine this material, much of which has not been seen before.

We are pleased to announce that we have made our first release of this material available for download. This first release is the "NIST Cumulus Video" folder which is part of the NIST Cumulus Database we received. It contains over 6500 video clips that NIST used in its investigation. It is important to note that NIST did not voluntarily turn over the entire Cumulus database to us. The alleged copyright holders of a small amount of material in the Cumulus database objected to NIST releasing their materials, and NIST complied with all such requests. We are currently engaged in litigation against NIST, and will continue fighting for complete release of these materials.

Oct 02 17:38

Students Forced To Wear Radio Frequency IDs At Multiple Schools

Big brother has taken it to a new level, outfitting student Ids with tracking devices at Santa Fe Junior High and Santa Fe High School. Minus a few high profile shootings, schools are generally known as a safe environment for our children. Why then are these schools outfitted school ids with tracking devices that must be worn at all times?

Are our students going to school or prison? What is the threat that requires such drastic measures? How many more schools plan on implementing these Orwellian “security” measures?

Oct 02 17:11

Hidden wounds: Soldiers suffer from the trauma of war

Published: 07:54 AM, Sun Sep 26, 2010
Hidden wounds: Soldiers suffer from the trauma of war
By Greg Barnes
Staff writer
A Rand Corp. study found that nearly one in five soldiers will suffer from mental health problems caused by the trauma of war and the stress of multiple deployments.
That's an alarming statistic for anywhere in America. But it could have far-reaching consequences in Cumberland County, where most of the 50,000 soldiers based at Fort Bragg live. This year, almost all of them are home at once for one of the few times since Sept. 11, 2001.

Oct 02 16:06

After the journey – a UN man’s open letter to Tony Blair

Hans von Sponeck, UN humanitarian coordinator during 1998-2000, demands answers from the former British Prime Minister and war crimes suspect Tony Blair to a simple question: why is Iraq in such a mess?

Oct 02 16:04

America’s homeland insecurity

Paul J. Balles argues that the United States’ ill-defined “war on terror” poses a real and present danger to US civil liberties, as evidenced by US Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano’s exhortation that “homeland security begins with hometown security” and hometown security begins with locally-based observations of “suspicious” activity.

Oct 02 16:01

It was very sad that Quran was burnt: Craig Blomberg

One of the most distinctive and important teachings of Jesus was love for one’s enemies. Muslims as a whole are not Christians’ enemies, but even if a few Christians think so, that gives them no reason to violate their Lord’s teaching on loving the people they think are their enemies.

Oct 02 13:56

Cured: A Cannabis Story (A film by David Triplett)

Make it viral! The world needs this now! A story of how cannabis extract oil cured David Triplett's cancer after he watched RUN FROM THE CURE: The Rick Simpson Story.

Oct 02 13:36

U.S. apologizes for Guatemala STD experiments

U.S. government medical researchers intentionally infected hundreds of people in Guatemala, including institutionalized mental patients, with gonorrhea and syphilis without their knowledge or permission more than 60 years ago.

Many of those infected were encouraged to pass the infection onto others as part of the study.

About one third of those who were infected never got adequate treatment.

On Friday, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius offered extensive apologies for actions taken by the U.S. Public Health Service.

"The sexually transmitted disease inoculation study conducted from 1946-1948 in Guatemala was clearly unethical," according to the joint statement from Clinton and Sebelius. "Although these events occurred more than 64 years ago, we are outraged that such reprehensible research could have occurred under the guise of public health. We deeply regret that it happened, and we apologize to all the individuals who were affected by such abhorrent research practices."

---Comment---

"This shows that the USA govt. has a long history of illegal medical experimentation upon the populations of the world. Right now, every American is also partaking in illegal experimentation with modified food (GM), fluoridation of the water, monosodium glutamate, high fructose corn syrup, and aspartame. These substances have extensive evidence that they are unhealthy for human consumption, but industry buries this evidence with private funded counter studies and massive disinformation advertisements. Don't take my word for it, research these substances online and disregard the propaganda there that tells you different. For a healthier you." -- kdtroxel

Oct 02 13:14

Schwarzenegger signs bill reducing offense for marijuana possession

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger opposes Proposition 19, which would legalize the recreational use of marijuana, but he offered a consolation Thursday by signing a bill that would downgrade possession of an ounce or less from a misdemeanor to an infraction.

SB 1449 was written by state Sen. Mark Leno (D-San Francisco), who said it will keep marijuana-related cases from going to court-clogging jury trials, although the penalty would remain a fine of up to $100 but no jail time.

"Notwithstanding my opposition to Proposition 19, however, I am signing this measure because possession of less than an ounce of marijuana is an infraction in everything but name," Schwarzenegger wrote in a signing message.

"In this time of drastic budget cuts, prosecutors, defense attorneys, law enforcement, and the courts cannot afford to expend limited resources prosecuting a crime that carries the same punishment as a traffic ticket."

--Comment--

"The people of California will vote in Nov. to end Marijuana/Hemp prohibition. Woe to any court that attempts to overturn the will of the people." - kdtroxel

Oct 02 12:57

CNN Fires Rick Sanchez for speaking the truth about jewish controlled media

CNN fired News anchor Rick Sanchez. CNN's statement stated that "Rick Sanchez is no longer with the company. We thank Rick for his years of service and we wish him well," and that "Sanchez had gone on Pete Dominick's Sirius XM show to promote his new book, "Conventional Idiocy." While on air, he called Stewart a "bigot," implied that CNN is controlled by Jews and that the network passed him over for promotion because he's Latino."

Oct 02 12:41

American foreign policy explained, refuted in “Good Will Hunting” 2-minute video

*hyperlinks and video at source*

Matt Damon grew-up as a neighbor of famed American historian, Howard Zinn, author of best-selling, A people’s history of the United States, that explains US history and foreign policy as a competition between American ideals and lust for oligarchic power. In the linked two-minute clip on the left, Damon’s character in Good Will Hunting nails and then buries the oligarch’s argument (adult language).

The only addition I have to Matt’s character’s argument: the increase in domestic oil prices (and others) is also a function of Wall Street “trades” designed to benefit traders and parasitize consumers.

Oct 02 07:04

US judge asks Vatican to serve court paper to Pope

Associated Press

A federal US judge is asking the Vatican to cooperate in serving the Pope and two other top officials with court papers that stem from decades-old allegations of sexual abuse by a priest in Wisconsin.

The request is an incremental — and long shot — step in a lawsuit that accuses the officials of conspiring to keep the allegations against a Milwaukee priest quiet. The Vatican is not obliged to comply with the request.

Oct 02 06:17

Israeli-Indian alliance to take out Pakistani nuclear program goes back to 1982

Clearly, the joint Israeli-Indian plan to militarily take out Pakistan’s nuclear potential in 1982 has given way to a tripartite alliance of the CIA, Mossad, and the Indian Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) to destabilize Pakistan to the point that it is declared a “failed” or “failing” state, leading to a joint U.S.-Israeli-Indian operation to seize Pakistan’s nuclear weapons and other nuclear materials.

Oct 02 05:59

Homeland Insecurity - Paul Balles

Can governments perform terrorist acts, or are they only performed by non-governmental groups? Can Israelis be considered terrorists when they attack Lebanon or Gaza or West Bank enclaves? When these places are attacked, are the only terrorists non-governmental, like Hezbollah in Lebanon, Hamas in Gaza or suicide bombers in the West Bank?

Oct 02 05:33

Puppet Masters Demonize Militia as Media Strings Pulled

The media has continually tried to demonize militias in every imaginable way for at least the last 20 years. The question remains, who are the puppet masters behind the curtain, flaunting reports such as the MIAC that single out militias over a year before they were arrested?[See Hutaree] Here is yet another example of how the mainstream will turn a constitutional right into terrorism.

On a twisted CNN broadcast with Barton Gellman and Francis Townsend entitled “Militia Groups a Real Threat To the U.S.?” Barton Gellman explains…

“they see Washington as an enemy… and they see themselves as heirs to the founding fathers… therefore they think Washington is a foreign tyrant”

Oct 02 05:32

Students Forced To Wear Radio Frequency IDs At Multiple Schools

Big brother has taken it to a new level, outfitting student Ids with tracking devices at Santa Fe Junior High and Santa Fe High School. Minus a few high profile shootings, schools are generally known as a safe environment for our children. Why then are these schools outfitted school ids with tracking devices that must be worn at all times?

Are our students going to school or prison? What is the threat that requires such drastic measures? How many more schools plan on implementing these Orwellian “security” measures?

Oct 02 05:29

The Impending Collapse Of Israel In Palestine - Francis A. Boyle

On November 15, 1988 the Palestine National Council (P.N.C.) meeting in Algiers proclaimed the Palestinian Declaration of Independence that created the independent state of Palestine. Today the State of Palestine is bilaterally recognized de jure by about 130 states. Palestine has de facto diplomatic recognition from most of Europe

Oct 02 03:57

Ron Paul: End the Fed, Legalize Competing Currencies!

Without the Federal Reserve there could be no welfare state and no warfare state, and that's just two of the reasons why we need to end the secretive and unaccountable institution's financial monopoly...

Oct 02 02:29

Wall Street Journal "America On Brink Of Second Revolution"

Ron Paul has already stated on CNN that that the Second American Revolution has begun.

Now the Wall Street Journal joins the chorus, pointing out the stages of revolution and runs an article saying that America is on the brink of the Second American Revolution.

Oct 01 23:19

Puppet Masters Demonize Militia as Media Strings Pulled

The media has continually tried to demonize militias in every imaginable way for at least the last 20 years. The question remains, who are the puppet masters behind the curtain, flaunting reports such as the MIAC that single out militias over a year before they were arrested?[See Hutaree] Here is yet another example of how the mainstream will turn a constitutional right into terrorism.

On a twisted CNN broadcast with Barton Gellman and Francis Townsend entitled “Militia Groups a Real Threat To the U.S.?” Barton Gellman explains…

“they see Washington as an enemy… and they see themselves as heirs to the founding fathers… therefore they think Washington is a foreign tyrant”

Oct 01 22:58

Construction Fever - Khalid Amayreh

Arab League Secretary- General Amr Moussa accused the Obama administration of failing to take a firm stance with Israel and instead adopting a soft-glove approach towards the Jewish state irrespective of its policies.

Oct 01 22:09

Interview with Carlos Latuff, Political Cartoonist

Sunday, April 18, 2010
Interview with Carlos Latuff
by Kourosh Ziabari
Independent freelance journalist, Iran
CL: In 2006 a website associated to Likud (Likudnik) published a long article about me, my art, my support to Palestinians and labeled me as an agent at the service of a supposed "Iranian propaganda machine", comparing me with Nazi propagandists.... Along the Palestinian cause I also support human rights organizations against police brutality in Brazil. This kind of activism alone could put me in high risk of life. But, as I said, I don't care; I will continue with my artistic support, 'cause if Zionists worldwide are pissed off about my cartoons, it's because I'm doing something right. Death can stop me yes, but not my cartoons.

Oct 01 19:55

A Liberal’s Awakening to the Reality of ObamaCare

S. Paul Forrest
Activist Post

On December 24, 2009, H.R. 3590 -- Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act was signed into law. Liberals around the world rose up in appreciation that Health Care Reform was finally coming to America. The Bill was touted as a major victory for Americans without health care coverage and was ushered through the legal process in an expeditious way. As the Bill now moves into action, many peripheral Bills and Executive Orders are being issued to emphasize the underlying methodology of the Bill. One action in particular -- the regulation of organic foods and supplements, is coming to the forefront, awakening many Liberals to the realities of this Bill’s damaging course.

Oct 01 19:13

George Galloway returns to Canada this weekend

When Galloway arrives on Saturday evening, he will be greeted with a welcome rally between 5 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. at the arrivals gate at Pearson Airport. On Sunday, a city-wide public meeting will be held at Trinity-St. Pauls’s United Church in Toronto at 3 p.m. when Galloway will speak about the fight to overturn his ban and the struggle to end war and occupation in Palestine, Afghanistan and around the world. rabble.ca will be livestreaming his arrival and speech.

Oct 01 18:03

Ireland reveals full horror of banking crisis

Taxpayers are being left with the bill and deeper austerity measures, but the government says the banks are too big to fail.

Overnight taxpayers learnt they will be shouldering an even bigger burden to bail out the Anglo Irish Bank - to the tune of $41 billion.

"The banks have actually got us into this mess. They should actually get us out," one person said.

"It is too shocking when you see people still on the side of the road homeless and yet there were these people smoking their big cigars and yachts out in the Mediterranean," another said.

With unemployment at a record high of 14 per cent, Macdara Doyle, from the Irish Congress of Trade Unions, says citizens cannot afford the bailout bill.

Oct 01 18:00

Federal Reserve to Become Largest Holder of U.S. Debt in Just Over a Month?

Probably the most interesting thing in this week's Fed balance sheet update is that Treasurys held by the Fed are now $812 billion, an increase of $7 billion from the week before, which those who follow the FRBNY's almost daily POMO liquidity explosion know all too well.

Indicatively, Japan owns $821 billion and China, $847 billion.

We believe that within one week the Fed will surpass Japan as the second largest holder of Treasurys, and China, the current top holder, in just over a month.

Another notable item: Fed excess reserves were at $981 billion, a decline from $1.01 trillion at the beginning of the month, but most notably, in the past month this number hit a year low of $932 billion on September 15. One wonders just what securities the banks were buying up with these reserves? Keep in mind the stock market closed essentially at the level it hit on September 20, making one wonder just how much of a factor the nearly $80 billion decline in bank excess reserves in the first two weeks of the month may have been.

Oct 01 17:24

Palestinians victims of ethnic cleansing MIDEAST TALKS FAIL 2010

Israelis "have invented the fiction that the Palestinian people are not historically entitled to this land," Schoenman said.
"This is a fiction designed to provide the basis for eradicating the presence of the Palestinian people and the existence of the Zionist state that is dependent upon the racist premise that the land is exclusively for Jews," he added.

"Every single adventure is designed to provide a cover for the expulsion, the direct removal, by massacre or by ethnic cleansing of the Palestinian population," Schoenman went on to say.

"That is ethnic cleansing. It cannot be done except by coercion and requires the cover of war. The Zionist state is in a permanent war against the people of the region," Schoenman pointed out.

The settlement construction on the occupied Palestinian lands is in violation of the United Nations Security Council Resolutions 446, 452 and 465.

Oct 01 16:59

Israeli soldiers ate chocolate while shooting children

BBC report of Israeli soldiers ordering a Palestinian family out of their home then opening fire with an M16 machine gun. Two children were instantly killed and one is paralysed. All this happened while the soldiers ate chocolate and crisps.

Oct 01 16:55

London Oct 16th Mass Action "Hold a Space" video

(MO: How to start a revolution)

Crude Awakening - Stand Your Ground

Video for planned people's action Oct 16th.

Where will you be on the day that London kicks its oil addiction?
Crude Awakening, Central London, 16th of October. Public mass action against the oil industry. You need to be ready to move and to HOLD A SPACE. This is about disruptive and effective direct action.
There are loads of workshops and events in the run up, so check them out at http://www.crudeawakening.org.uk

Oct 01 14:26

Overcoming AIPAC is not enough

Lawrence Davidson outlines a strategy for unshackling the United States from Israel, based on melding the liberation of the US from AIPAC with the revival of American national interests in the broader Middle East and Muslim world, and with the viable future of Palestine.

Oct 01 13:21

Terrorist Group Islam4UK With Alleged Ties To Al Qaeda Exposed As Intelligence Front

Evidence surfaces exposing Islam4UK, a supposed Islamic extremist group with ties to Al Qaeda that has been banned in the UK for promoting terrorism on the streets and online, as a British Intelligence front.

American’s and citizens of other nations around the world sit quietly as their fellow citizens’ rights are violated in the name of the “War on Terror”. Meanwhile Wall Street has become so corrupt the banks foreclosing on homes they don’t even have a mortgage against and the U.S Supreme court has legalized a whole array of civil liberties violations including the legalization of CIA abduction, overseas detention, and torture of innocent American citizens.

Oct 01 12:44

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

I have recently wrote about the Supreme Court Decision to legalize CIA abduction, overseas detention and torture of American citizens.

A ruling by the US Federal Appeals Court has legalized the abduction, overseas detention and torture of innocent American citizens and removed the possibility for any recourse by those wronged.

When Sharif Mobley, an American citizen living in Yemen, went to the shops on the morning of January 26 this year, his family had no idea that it was the start of a chain of events that would lead to him being accused of murder and facing potential execution.

Oct 01 12:21

"Dwight Was Right" By Michael Moore

So...it turns out President Eisenhower wasn't making up all that stuff about the military-industrial complex.

That's what you'll conclude if you read Bob Woodward's new book, Obama's War. You thought you voted for change when you cast a ballot for Barack Obama? Um, not when it comes to America occupying countries that don't begin with a "U" and an "S."

In fact, after you read Woodward's book, you'll split a gut every time you hear a politician or a government teacher talk about "civilian control over the military." The only people really making the decisions about America's wars are across the river from Washington in the Pentagon. They wear uniforms. They have lots of weapons they bought from the corporations they will work for when they retire

“Eisenhower warns us of the military industrial complex.”

Oct 01 12:08

Failed Washington-Sponsored Ecuadorean Coup Attempt - by Stephen Lendman

A tipoff was State Department spokesman, Phillip Crowley, saying we're "monitoring (not denouncing) the situation," much like it refused to condemn Zelaya's ouster, instead calling on "all political and social actors in Honduras to respect democratic norms, the rule of law, and the tenets of the Inter-American Democratic Charter." Most other Latin states demanded his "immediate and unconditional return," whether or not they meant it.

Oct 01 10:57

The Blue Pill People

Dec - 2002 "Idaho Observer" -- There are none so blind as those who will not look. If you are one of those who will look, take a look around. You are surrounded -- surrounded by millions who will not look. These are the blue pill people. Who are these blue pill people and why won't they look?

Oct 01 10:16

Israel Suspected in Worm Sabotage of Iran's First Nuclear Plant

The viral program is very sophisticated and appears designed specifically to attack the plant. It first was released onto workers' computers, designed to try to reach plant's control systems. Unlike other more sophisticated attacks which appeared to be primarily geared for monitoring, this attack was designed to do damage. It contained logic to sabotage nuclear fuel enrichment centrifuges. The centrifuges, made by German equipment electronics giant Siemens, would be made to fail in a virtually unnoticeable way.
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another noteworthy event: unit8200 soldier *arrested*

Oct 01 09:22

Overcoming AIPAC Is Not Enough – Dr. Lawrence Davidson

Giraldi’s position is that overcoming AIPAC “must be done from the bottom up as Israel cannot be challenged in the mainstream media, Congress, and in the White House.” The tactic here is to convince enough American voters that “Israel is and always has been a strategic liability that has done immense damage to the United States and its worldwide interests”

Oct 01 08:57

Stuxnet worm could have been inside job

Delegates at the Virus Bulletin 2010 conference in Vancouver have heard that the Stuxnet worm could have been an inside job.

Graham Cluley, senior technology consultant at Sophos, told V3.co.uk that the worm may have been written by someone with detailed knowledge of Siemens' computer systems, possibly a current or former employee.

Mikko Hyppönen, chief research officer at F-Secure, told V3.co.uk that, based on the evidence he'd seen, the Stuxnet worm looks like a government attack, although conference presentations focused on the technical details of the attack rather than the motive.

Oct 01 07:56

1,200 NASA workers to be laid off

More than 1,200 NASA workers will be laid off Friday, despite Congress passing a $19 billion budget for the space agency two days earlier.

Lori Garver, NASA's deputy administrator, said Thursday she didn't believe the bill would affect planned layoffs, "certainly not for tomorrow."

Thursday was the last day for laid-off employees to report to their workstations. Shuttle workers on their last day were to receive their final paperwork.

Many of the departing workers have worked on the shuttle program since its beginning in the early 1980s.

Oct 01 07:15

Freed American Hiker Sarah Shourd denounces threats and sanctions against Iran

by Sarah Shourd (interview with Amy Goodman)) (source: Democracy Now)
Freed American Hiker Sarah Shourd Reflects on 14 months in Iranian Prison and Calls on Iran to Release Her Two Friends

Oct 01 07:15

The Hariri Assassination: Israel’s Fingerprints Surface

According to the Lebanese daily As-Safir, Qazzi confessed to installing computer programs and planting electronic chips in Alfa transmitters. These could then be used by Israeli intelligence to monitor communications, locate and target individuals for assassination, and potentially deploy viruses capable of erasing recorded information in the contact lines. Qazzi’s collaboration with Israel reportedly dates back 14 years.

Oct 01 07:03

The Road to Peace, via Damascus - Sami Moubayed

Can Netanyahu, who refused to budge on the settlement freeze in the West Bank, accept restoration of the Golan Heights in full to the Syrians and simultaneously, lift the siege of Gaza? The Syrians, it must be noted, will not venture into a separate peace

Oct 01 06:56

Asheville currency creators eye online barter exchange

A grass-roots effort to create a local currency just for Asheville is moving into its next stage.

The Asheville Currency Project has morphed into the Smokey Mountain Hollers Cooperative. The group behind the effort has also announced a plan to create a bartering website to support the currency, known as the “holler.”...

Oct 01 06:29

Pakistanis have Great Deal of Emotional Attachment with the Iranian People: Shahid R. Siddiqi

The Western threat of military strike against Iran has been a matter of great concern for an average Pakistani. He believes that not only would this cause death and destruction in a neighboring Islamic country, but it would engulf the whole region in a cycle of violence. There is also a likelihood of serious environmental disaster due to release of radioactive materials over the skies of Iran, Pakistan and Afghanistan.

Oct 01 06:26

Turkey and Russia Defy America's Imperial Design in the Middle East and Central Asia

Russia is fence-sitting on this tricky dilemma. It is also siding, so far, with the US and the EU in refusing to include Turkey and Brazil in the negotiations over Iran's nuclear programme. “The Non-Aligned countries in general, and Iran in particular, have interpreted the Russian vote as the will on the part of a great power to prevent emerging powers from attaining the energy independence they need for their economic development. And it will be difficult to make them forget this Russian faux pas,” argues Thierry Meyssan at voltairenet.org.

Whatever the truth is there, the cooperation with Iran and now Turkey, Syria and Egypt on developing peaceful nuclear power, and the recent agreement to sell Syria advanced P-800 cruise missiles show Russia is hardly the plaything of the US and Israel in Middle East issues. Israel is furious over the missile sale to Syria, and last week threatened to sell “strategic, tie-breaking weapons” to “areas of strategic importance” to Russia in revenge. On both Iran and Syria, Russia's moves suggest it is trying to calm volatile situations that could explode.

Sep 30 22:54

Republicans Block BP Oil Spill Investigation in Senate

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"This decision to block subpoena power to investigate the BP oil disaster only illustrates the complicity of the Senate Republicans with this disaster. Any vote to block investigation, must be viewed as a criminal act or co-conspirators to the largest crime vs. humanity & planet, in recorded history. In other words, off with their seats and pensions. We the people demand justice, we have spoken, it is so written." - kdtroxel

Sep 30 22:31

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

The following are 12 reasons why S. 510 could be absolutely disastrous for small food producers and for the U.S. economy....

#1 All food production facilities in the United States will be required to register with the U.S. government. No food will be allowed to be grown, distributed or sold outside this bureaucratic framework unless the FDA allows it.

#2 Any food that is distributed or sold outside of U.S. government control will be considered illegal smuggling.

#3 The FDA will hire an army of new inspectors to enforce all of the new provisions in the bill.

#4 The FDA will be mandated to conduct much more frequent inspections of food processing facilities.

#5 The fees and paperwork requirements will be ruinously expensive for small food producers and organic farms.

#6 S. 510 would place all U.S. food and all U.S. farms under the Department of Homeland Security in the event of a major "contamination" or an "emergency". What exactly would constitute a "contamination" or an "emergency" is anyone's guess.

#7 S. 510 mandates that the FDA facilitate harmonization of American food laws with Codex Alimentarius.

#8 S. 510 imposes an annual registration fee on any facility that holds, processes, or manufactures food. It also includes draconian fines for paperwork infractions of up to $500,000 for a single offense. Just one penalty like that would drive a small food producer out of business.

#9 S. 510 would give the FDA tremendous discretion to regulate how crops are grown and how food is produced in the United States. Basically, small farmers and organic farmers will now be forced to farm exactly how the federal government tells them to. It is feared that the U.S. government would soon declare that many organic farming methods are "unsafe" and would outlaw them. In addition, there is the very real possibility that at some point the U.S. government could decide that the only "safe" seed for a particular crop is genetically modified seed and would require all farmers to use it.

#10 S. 510 will give the FDA the power to impose a quarantine on a specific geographic area. Basically the FDA would have the power to stop the movement of all food in an area where a "contamination" has been identified. This would be very close to being able to declare martial law.

#11 S. 510 will give the FDA the power to conduct warrantless searches of the business records of small food producers and organic farmers, even if there has been no evidence at all that a law has been broken.

#12 Opponents of S. 510 believe that it would eliminate the right to clean and store seed. Therefore, control of the U.S. seed supply would be further centralized in the hands of Monsanto and other multinational corporations.

Sep 30 18:47

Distrust in U.S. Media Edges Up to Record High

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- For the fourth straight year, the majority of Americans say they have little or no trust in the mass media to report the news fully, accurately, and fairly. The 57% who now say this is a record high by one percentage point.

Sep 30 17:39

Falluja Worse Than Hiroshima

What exactly happened in Falluja ? What were the kinds of bombs used ? Was it just DU or more ?

1) One thing that is very peculiar to Falluja is that the rates of cancer have risen dramatically in a very short space of time i.e since 2004. Examples given by Dr.Busby :

- rate of Child Leukemia is 40 X (times) higher since 2004 than during previous years. And compared to Jordan for instance it is 38 X times higher.
- rate of breast cancer is 10 X higher since 2004
- rate of lymphatic cancer is also 10 x higher since 2004.

2) Another peculiarity to Falluja is the dramatic rise in infant mortality rates. Compared to 2 other Arab countries like Kuwait and Egypt who are not contaminated by radiation these are the figures :

- infant mortality rates for Falluja is 80 infants out of 1'000 births in comparison to Kuwait with 9 infants out of 1'000, and to Egypt with 19 infants out of 1'000. (so Iraqi infant mortality rate is 4 times higher than Egypt and 9 times higher than Kuwait)

3) the third peculiarity to Falluja is the number of genetic deformities that has suddenly exploded since 2004. This is a subject I've already covered in the past. But this is not the whole story, today I learned something else. The radiation of whatever agent that was used by the "liberating forces", not only causes massive genetic deformities but also and this is very important :

Sep 30 17:33

Obama Working on Plan to Wiretap Skype, Facebook, BlackBerrys

The Obama administration wants to force all communications companies to make their networks compliable with wiretapping orders from law enforcement, a change that would primarily affect the likes of Facebook, Skype, BlackBerrys and similar encrypted systems.

Phone and broadband companies already are required under the 1994 Communications Assistance to Law Enforcement Act to ensure their operations can allow for eavesdropping by police and federal agents. But more recent communications like BlackBerrys, which encrypt emails, make it difficult for the government to intercept messages that may involve terrorist plots.

The White House has been working with the FBI, the Department of Justice and the National Security Agency to develop a plan that would be submitted to Congress sometime next year.

Sep 30 17:06

House passes bill aimed at Chinese currency

The House of Representatives approved legislation Wednesday designed to combat the manipulation of currency by China that results in unfavorable trade conditions for the United States.

The legislation, which authorizes the Commerce Department to impose duties on imports from countries with undervalued currencies, passed by a vote of 348 to 79. (Wallmart will be pissed, shrug)

The bill got support from both sides of the aisle, a rarity in recent sessions, with Democrats framing the legislation as a jobs issue. (too little, too late)

"We can talk, or we can act. International trade is a high stakes, cut-throat business, and every time we simply talk, the other side acts, and every time they act, an American loses a job," said Rep. Xavier Becerra, D-California. (Blame the Trilateral Commission drafting of NAFTA and GATT for your loss of jobs to free trade agreements, along with the congress that enacted them)

China said this year it would allow its currency, the renminbi, to trade in a wider range against the dollar. But the currency, also known as the yuan, has scarcely appreciated since then, inflaming critics who charge the undervalued renminbi helps steal U.S. manufacturing jobs.

Estimations on the undervaluation of the renminbi vary depending on the economic model used, but one estimate by the Peterson Institute of International Economics puts the number at about 24% against the dollar.
(Congress wants to export its depression to another country. - kdtroxel)

Sep 30 16:59

RAJA MUJTABA: NATO FORCES ATTACK PAKISTAN

General Mirza Aslam Beg, former Army Chief has also come hard, he demanded to shoot down intruding ISAF copters, drones, etc. Talking to the media, he said Pakistan Air Force should be ordered to chase and hunt any intruders within our airspace till shot down.

AP has reported that NATO helicopters attacked a Pakistani border post near Afghanistan on Thursday, killing three troops, security officials in Pakistan said. Later, government officials said they were ordered to stop trucks carrying supplies for international forces from entering Afghanistan at a major border crossing.

Sep 30 16:27

Engdahl on Austerity Anger: Demand to foot the bill for banks' corruption

Spain has been gripped by a 24-hour general strike against the government's plans to slash its budget. Thousands of passengers were left stranded in Madrid with two thirds of flights grounded due the actions by transport workers. A wave of anti-austerity demonstrations is expected all over Europe with tens of thousands marching on Brussels.

Sep 30 16:23

Job discrimination against US Muslims on rise Sat Sep 25, 2010

United we stand, divided we fall.

Sep 30 16:17

US Air Force Academy "literally overrun with Christian conservative fanatics."

An anonymous cadet at the US Air Force Academy (USAFA ) spoke out against alleged religious discrimination at the school last week, saying that some cadets must pretend to be evangelical Christians in order to maintain standing among their peers and superiors. In an email to the Military Religious Freedom Foundation (MRFF), the whistleblower stated that he is part of an "underground group" of about 100 cadets who cannot rely on proper channels to confront evangelical pressure.

The email, published by Veterans Today, applauds the MRFF from the "underground" and indicates that the academy is "literally overrun with Christian conservative fanatics."

Sep 30 16:17

Israeli scientists discover way to counterfeit DNA

New York Times reports Israeli firm created blood and saliva samples containing DNA from a third party.

Israeli scientists have shown it is possible to fabricate DNA evidence, according to an article published in the New York Times on Tuesday.The findings could possibly call into question the credibility of DNA as evidence in criminal cases.

In their tests, the scientists fabricated blood and saliva samples that contained DNA taking from a different person, the New York Times reported. The article states that the scientists also could take a DNA profile in a database and use it to make a DNA sample to match the profile without needing any tissue from the person.

Sep 30 15:45

Alex Jones Banishes Mike Rivero


Keeping a good distance from AJ will be for the best in the long run.

Sep 30 15:23

As Western Civilization Lies Dying

The Western commercial system is extractive. It exists to extract more from consumers than it supplies in products and services. Its goal is profit, and profit literally means to make more (pro-ficere). Its goal has never been to improve the human condition but to exploit it. It works like this:

Consider two water tanks, initially each partially full, one above the other. One gallon of water is dumped from the upper tank into the lower one for each two gallons extracted from the lower tank and pumped into the upper tank. Over time, the lower tank ends up empty and the upper tank ends up full. The circulation of water between the tanks ends.

Sep 30 15:22

Friendly Fire: Whining Up Front, Warmongering in the Back

While Barack Obama busies himself in public with hectoring his "base" for not appreciating the super-progressive wonderfulness of his administration, behind the scenes he is rapidly escalating America's war on its own ally, Pakistan, with a series of deadly incursions that seemed designed to provoke the Pakistanis into a violent response -- which could then be used to "justify" a further escalation.

Sep 30 12:32

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 30 11:24

Millions of Computers Hit by Virus Across China

Jakarta Globe

Bejing. A computer virus dubbed the world’s “first cyber superweapon” and which may have been designed to attack Iran’s nuclear facilities has found a new target — China.

The Stuxnet computer worm has wreaked havoc in China, infecting millions of computers around the country, state media reported this week.

Sep 30 11:13

Inside Job

Sep 30 08:16

US scientists find potentially habitable planet near Earth

AFP

WASHINGTON – US astronomers said Wednesday they have discovered an Earth-sized planet that they think might be habitable, orbiting a nearby star, and believe there could be many more planets like it in space.

Sep 30 07:29

GORDON DUFF: MASS KILLINGS IN IRAQ AND AFGHANISTAN “WINK AND NOD” ARMY POLICY

WAR CRIMES, AMERICA’S MORAL MELTDOWN

What those of us who actually fought in a war knew is that the leadership of the military itself, called by Colonel David Hackworth “the Perfumed Princes of the Pentagon,” was utterly corrupt and bereft of real combat experience, leadership ability and moral character. That leadership has, if anything, gotten worse.

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Sep 30 07:21

Security and Exchange Commission Protected Goldman Sachs' Fraud

On this edition of Film, Literature & the New World Order we compare the Hollywoodized story of a corporate whistleblower to the painful reality that most fraud takes place with the full understanding and help of the regulators and the media.

Sep 30 07:02

BBC and Murdoch, on the Same Side

Blair was embraced by the new BBC corporate class, which regards itself as meretorious and non-ideological: the natural leaders in a managerial Britain in which class is unspoken. Few did more to enunciate Blair’s "vision" than Andrew Marr, then a leading newspaper journalist and today the BBC’s ubiquitous voice of middle-class Britain. Just as Murdoch’s Sun declared in 1995 it shared the rising Blair’s "high moral values" so Marr, writing the Observer in 1999, lauded the new prime minister’s "substantial moral courage" and the "clear distinction in his mind between prudently protecting his power base and rashly using his power for high moral purpose." What impressed Marr was Blair’s "utter lack of cynicism" along with his bombing of Yugoslavia which would "save lives."

Sep 30 06:43

Orwellian DoubleThink: Tyranny is Safety

Orwellian DoubleThink Series, Part 6
Activist Post

One is never safe living under a tyrannical form of government. If we have learned anything from George Orwell's work, it is to recognize the DoubleThink that tyrannical minds employ in order to make us believe that we would somehow be safer living in a world of total control, as opposed to complete freedom. The Orwellian world is one where a government bureaucracy legislates more and more centralized power, as their agents descend on every facet of our lives to enforce constant penalties meted out at their discretion. The main strategy is to be sure citizens are always in violation of something.

Sep 30 03:31

FBI Raids Activists’ Homes in Sinister COINTELPRO Replay

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

Sep 30 03:10

Odds of Life on Newfound Earth-Size Planet ’100 Percent,’ Astronomer Say

An Earth-size planet has been spotted orbiting a nearby star at a distance that would makes it not too hot and not too cold comfortable enough for life to exist, researchers announced today.

If confirmed, the exoplanet, named Gliese 581g, would be the first Earth-like world found residing in a star’s habitable zone — a region where a planet’s temperature could sustain liquid water on its surface.

Sep 30 02:48

Wake Up, America - Philip Giraldi

Jonathan Pollard did more damage to the United States than any spy in history. And it was genuine damage, not just a mass of documents that had been routinely classified. Pollard’s Israeli handler, aided by someone in the White House who has up until now evaded arrest, was able to ask for specific classified documents by name and number

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.

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