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CURRENT EVENTS

Sep 30 22:41

The Crumbling of America

America's infrastructure is collapsing. Tens of thousands of bridges are structurally deficient or functionally obsolete. A third of the nation's highways are in poor or mediocre shape. Massively leaking water and sewage systems are creating health hazards and contaminating rivers and streams. Weakened and under-maintained levees and dams tower over communities and schools. And the power grid is increasingly maxed out, disrupting millions of lives and putting entire cities in the dark. The Crumbling of America explores these problems using expert interviews, on location shooting and computer generated animation to illustrate the kinds of infrastructure disasters that could be just around the bend.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I just got done watching this show, (I recommend it highly) and I was left with one question uppermost on my mind. Where has the government been spending all the money they take from us over the last 50 years if they have not been taking care of the country?

Did the Federal Reserve get it all?

Did it go to Israel?

Has it been totally wasted on wars of conquest that go nowhere?

How can the richest and most powerful nation on Earth have roads, bridges, and sewers in worse condition that most th8ird-world countries?

WHERE DID OUR TAX MONEY GO IF NOT TO KEEP THE NATION IN GOOD REPAIR???????

Sep 30 21:17

Israeli State of Extortion

Israeli State of Extortion
September 30th, 2009 By:Peter Chamberlin
We are faced with the ever-present and ever-growing problems presented by the state of Israel. The entire world has been given the most sinister ultimatum of all time (and Barack Obama is fully supporting it)- we either make Israeli interests the paramount issue concerning the world today, or else Israel will single-handedly start World War III....Obama has served his Zionist overlords very well. Obama’s theatric ultimatums to Iran have distracted the world from the building international pressure that was being generated for war crimes investigations by public reactions to the fascist war of ethnic cleansing in Gaza.

Sep 30 19:10

American Police Force: Internet Scam?

What in Hades is going on in Montana? In April 2009, Two Rivers Authority and the Hardin City Council started looking into housing enemy combatants currently detained in Guantanamo Bay (Gitmo), Cuba. A few weeks later (May 15th), a business called the American Police Force (”APF”) registers the domain name AmericanPoliceGroup.com. The next thing you know, APF is trying to contract to operate a private jail and police training center for $27 million.

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And my personal concern is, why is their crest the same as the Serbian flag?

Sep 30 13:17

Declaring independence from US psychopathocracy: disobey unlawful orders to kill Iranians

The good news is that America's mass recognition of psychopathic political leadership in the US is happening now. We're at critical mass to cause our independence from destructive, illegal, and immoral policies, and reclaim the US Constitution for the public good. Importantly, I use the term "psychopathy" as a technical definition, not as an ad hominem. The definition of psychopathy is vicious behavior for twisted selfish purpose disguised behind an act of socially-concerned language and gestures. As a professional educator in US government, economics and history, this term is the most accurate I have for current US government "leaders" of the left and right sides of a singular colluding political body.

Sep 30 10:59

US deploys emergency team to American Samoa

The US Federal Emergency Management Agency said it is deploying two assistance teams to American Samoa in the wake of a tsunami that left at least 14 people dead.

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Sep 30 07:35

Indonesia quake 'traps thousands'

Thousands of people are trapped under rubble and at least 13 are dead after a strong earthquake shook the Indonesian island of Sumatra, officials say.

The epicentre was about 50km (30 miles) off the coast, near the city of Padang. It destroyed buildings and bridges.

Sep 29 17:14

Deadly tsunami in Pacific islands

An 8.3-magnitude quake struck at 1748 GMT, generating 15ft (4.5m) waves in some areas of Samoa and American Samoa.

The Samoa islands comprise two separate entities - the nation of Samoa and American Samoa, a US territory - with a total population of about 250,000 people.

A tsunami warning was issued, but it has now been cancelled.

"Some of the areas there are only a few feet above sea level, so you can imagine the devastation," said Mr Faleomavaega.

"It caused severe damage to property, there are cars floating everywhere."

Sep 29 15:27

Iran's Nuclear Program: Iran truthful, in treaty compliance; US/Israel lying, in treaty violation

The title is of this article is alarming, and accurate. It will brief you on:

· the treaty that manages Iran’s nuclear program,
· the status of compliance with Iran, the US with the UK and now France, and Israel,
· analysis for the disinformation delivered by the US, UK, France, Israel.

Sep 29 13:42

Damage in Samoa after tsunami

A tsunami following an earthquake in the Pacific Ocean has caused some deaths in Samoa, but there is no word of how many died.

The powerful 8.3 magnitude earthquake struck in the Pacific off American Samoa.

Tony Manson, a TVNZ employee in Samoa, was on the beach when he felt the earthquake.

He saw waves breaking before the reef and the sea receding so ran for the hills.

Manson says it took only 30 seconds to get from beach chalets to hills before it completely devastated villages and locals are missing their family members.

He says a large fale was completely wiped out and it was a big construction made of concrete

Sep 29 07:40

Four Apparent Suicides/Deaths in 48 Hours – CEO-Financiers-Fundraiser

Sep 29 07:29

Health care in America: Ron Paul vs. Howard Dean

In this video are short clips of answers from Ron Paul and Howard Dean about their positions on universal healthcare. While I supported Dr. Paul’s 2008 presidential campaign and agree with his logic on the issue I can’t help but wonder if this whole healthcare debate is nothing than a diversion for the masses...

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Sep 28 09:38

U.S. at critical point in Iran, Afghanistan Graham says

U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham said today that without a strong response in Iran and Afghanistan the United States and its NATO allies are heading for “Armageddon.”

Graham, speaking on CBS’ “Face the Nation,” said it’s obvious what Iran is up to at its unfinished uranium enrichment plant.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

One wonders what Graham would have this country do?

Go to a full all-out war in Afghanistan, to kill as many Afghans as necessary for to insure the installation of the pipelines to control Eurasian oil, and another full all-out war against Iran to "neutralize it" for Israel's geopolitical agenda?

Looking at his statement, the answers to these two questions must be an unequivocal, "yes".

Sep 28 05:26

Pot Advocates Think Legalization is Near

Ca'nt be soon enough!

Sep 27 22:34

Freedom Rider: Iran’s Right to Exist

Freedom Rider: Iran’s Right to Exist
by Margaret Kimberley 09/22/2009
Citizens of the Islamic Republic of Iran have the right to live without fear of sanctions, military attack, and destruction at the hands of the United States. The Iranian government has the right to enrich uranium, launch satellites, build missiles or even to develop nuclear weapons. It has these rights of self-determination freely exercised by other nations, regardless of American, European or Israeli opinion.
"Americans should not be fooled into following the Russia-is-our-enemy line. The unipolar world with the U.S. as the only superpower poses a grave threat to world peace.The rights of all humanity are protected when nations like Russia are strong enough to keep Uncle Sam in his place."

Sep 27 16:46

Toronto Star: Who you calling docile?!

Yeah, China is bad alright. But we're badder because we delude ourselves into thinking we have a democracy, in spite of the government deciding everything for us behind closed doors, putting on a show in the House that bears no resemblance to the collusion that goes on in secret, lying to us at every opportunity via the compliant media, confounding every issue to the point where people don't trust politicians period and only a few die-hard Conservatives trust the media, and a large percentage of the voters are too lethargic to even bother showing up at the polls on election day - because they know it's just going to be the same old same old, except maybe even worse.

Any differences in the comparison between China and North America are mere technicalities.

Sep 26 11:27

Message to PBS ombudsman Michael Getler about "Blueprint for Truth"

Dear mr. Getler,

In your column, which can be found at http://www.pbs.org/ombudsman/2009/09/pbs_yes_and_no.html

you say the following about "9/11: Blueprint for Truth":

"I'm not going to review the films, but on a personal level I find the idea embedded in "Blueprint" of a government conspiracy to blow up those buildings to be preposterous and simply beyond belief and I fault the station for promoting this as part of a pledge drive and presenting it without an accompanying on-the-air program in which critics have their say."

Sir, unless you DO review those films, you have no business commenting on them whatsoever.

Sep 26 10:27

Watching our greatness slip away

As a loyal and devoted American, and veteran of World War II, I am appalled at the greed, stupidity and inefficiency of our United States government. In 1950, our nation was a leader of the world. We were wealthy, powerful and our industry hummed with made-in-America products. Our workers were building homes and enjoying steady salaries for their labor, producing consumer products sold around the world; trading with other nations for every product they could possibly want. We were the owners of the largest store in the world.

Now, a brief 59 years later, our government has allowed and promoted our corporations to sell off that entire store, piece by piece, lock, stock and barrel.

Sep 26 09:07

National Lawyers Guild: Cops Run Wild in Pittsburgh

Police deployed chemical irritants, including CS gas, and long-range acoustic devices (LRAD) in residential neighborhoods on narrow streets where families and small children were exposed. Scores of riot police formed barricades at many intersections throughout neighborhoods miles away from the downtown area and the David Lawrence Convention Center. Outside the Courtyard Marriott in Shadyside, police deployed smoke bombs in the absence of protest activity, forcing bystanders and hotel residents to flee the area.

Later, while some protests were ending, riot-clad officers surrounded an area at the University of Pittsburgh, creating an ominous spectacle that some described as akin to Kent State. Guild legal observers witnessed police chasing and arresting many uninvolved students.

Sep 26 09:02

Paul Craig Roberts: More Lies, More Deception (about the G-20 meeting)

Not to be outdone in idiocy, out of Obama's mouth jumped Orwellian doublespeak: “The Iranian government must now demonstrate through deeds its peaceful intentions or be held accountable to international standards and international law.”

The incongruity blows the mind. Here is Obama, with troops engaged in wars in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Pakistan demanding that a peaceful nation at war with no one demonstrate “its peaceful intentions or be held accountable to international standards and international law.”

Sep 26 07:57

Jose Alencar, Brazil VP, Says Country Should Build Nuclear Arms

Brazil's vice president says in an interview published Friday that his country should develop nuclear weapons. Other officials stressed that his comments were not government policy.

Jose Alencar, who also served as defense minister from 2004 to 2006, said in an interview with journalists from several Brazilian news media that his country does not have a program to develop nuclear weapons, but should: "We have to advance on that."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The world had a very unambiguous lesson in what happens to countries which do not not have a nuclear deterrent, thanks to the US invasion and occupation of Iraq.

Sep 26 07:53

Charkaoui nearly free

The Federal Court of Canada said Thursday a security certificate against a Montreal man who has been imprisoned or under surveillance for six years will be dropped.

Judge Danielle Tremblay Lamer said the only question remaining is how soon it will happen.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Another frame-up collapses.

Sep 26 07:45

Vietnam veteran loses his house, car

WAILUKU - A Vietnam War veteran lost his house and was ordered to pay a $2,500 fine after police found 5 pounds of marijuana in the trunk of his car three years ago.

The veteran received an honorable discharge after serving one year in Vietnam, Covich had used alternative medicine to treat a medical condition, said Deputy Public Defender Adriel Menor.

"It's clear he's a tireless advocate for veterans," Menor said. "He's also a family man. He's close to not only his family but the families of these veterans he works for."

Tate said it might have been appropriate for Covich to experiment with marijuana after suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, but the amount of the drug seized by police exceeded amounts for personal use.

Sep 26 07:40

$1 million bail maintained in pot case

WAILUKU - A woman who was arrested when authorities seized about 130 pounds of marijuana sent from California to Maui last month is being held in lieu of $1 million bail after being indicted in the case.

Cindi Sylva, 37, of Kula, has pleaded not guilty to charges of first-degree commercial promotion of marijuana, first-degree promotion of a detrimental drug and two counts of possessing drug paraphernalia.

A Nov. 16 trial is scheduled for her in 2nd Circuit Court.

Sep 26 07:37

Lousy economy lingers

University of Hawaii economists have titled their latest quarterly economic forecast "Recovery Still Around the Corner."

"Things are looking up for the U.S. and global economies," but in Hawaii the prospect is for more tough times, the University of Hawaii Economic Research Organization said today.

Since the last quarterly estimate, UHERO has brightened a bit on three fronts. The numbers remain negative, but not as negative as a few weeks ago.

The visitor industry is forecast to lag the reviving overall economy, and UHERO does not expect arrivals to reach 7 million again until 2012. Hotel-occupancy rates, now around 66 percent, are not expected to reach 70 percent through 2011.

Sep 26 07:32

Big Island councilor violated ethics code

HILO (AP) — The Hawaii County Board of Ethics has found Big Island Councilwoman Emily Naeole violated the county’s ethics code by making thumbs-down gestures to people she disagreed with while they testified about a proposed council reorganization.

Sep 26 07:21

U.S. Intelligence Budget: $75 Billion, 200,000 Operatives. Fusion Centers Will Have Access to Classified Military Intelligence

Speaking at San Francisco's Commonwealth Club September 15, Director of National Intelligence Admiral Dennis C. Blair, disclosed that the current annual budget for the 16 agency U.S. "Intelligence Community" (IC) clocks-in at $75 billion and employs some 200,000 operatives world-wide, including private contractors.

In unveiling an unclassified version of the National Intelligence Strategy (NIS), Blair asserts he is seeking to break down "this old distinction between military and nonmilitary intelligence," stating that the "traditional fault line" separating secretive military programs from overall intelligence activities "is no longer relevant."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

As a side note, all these professionals are in agreement (as of the last NIE) that Iran is not developing nuclear weapons and has not going as far back as 2003.

But Obama is taking the word of Israel that Iran is a threat justifying the slaughter of thousands of Americans and the forced impoverishment of millions more.

Sep 26 06:37

The Price of Pretense in Pittsburgh

As another G20 meeting rolls around, this time on home soil, the time comes once again for the economically curious but politically unconnected to wonder what is really happening behind closed doors. But while admiring the pageantry, chuckling at the awkward group photos, and parsing the joint communiqués like newly found Dead Sea scrolls, the overwhelming majority of observers will miss the meeting’s dominant theme: hypocrisy

Sep 25 21:15

FBI: Mexican Mafia gains foothold in Mississippi

FBI: Mexican Mafia gains foothold in Mississippi
By Margaret Baker / McClatchy Newspapers
Thursday, September 24, 2009
BILOXI, Miss. — Thousands of Hispanics migrated to South Mississippi to help in the recovery effort after Hurricane Katrina,...."Since the influx of a large number of Hispanics, particularly Mexicans, relocating to Jackson County, there has been an increase in Mexican-American gang and drug trafficking organizations," FBI special agent Tye Breedlove told the Sun Herald...."They, therefore, bring to the Mississippi Gulf Coast a network of connections to the Mexican Mafia, Mexican drug-trafficking organizations and Colombian drug-trafficking organizations based in Houston, the Texas-Mexico border and in Mexico."

Sep 25 21:07

Undercover FBI agents' 2-yr collaboration with bombing patsy

Undercover agents gave man chances to back out of plot to bomb Springfield federal courthouse
GateHouse News Service
Fri Sep 25, 2009, SPRINGFIELD -
Over the two years that authorities tracked the man accused of trying to bomb Springfield’s federal courthouse, they gave him plenty of chances to drop the idea...Authorities say Finton tried Wednesday to ignite what he thought was a huge quantity of explosives contained in a van parked near Sixth and Monroe streets....As it turned out...a man Finton allegedly thought was a low-level operative of the al-Qaida terror network was actually an undercover FBI special agent, and there were no explosives in the van.

Sep 25 19:23

Booga booga! Beware of busty women!

Sep 25 15:13

A New Power Center for the New World Order

The only conclusion that makes any sense is the argument developed by Robert Murphy, How to Predict the Coming Bank Pay Regulation, top insiders are trying to limit pay to lower echelon players. The pigs at the trough are trying to muscle out nursery pigs.

Sep 25 15:08

Top 10 Americans for monetary reform: #8: W.J. Bryan: 3-time Dem. Presidential candidate

Bryan’s political populism centered on American monetary policy. He supported an expansion of the money supply in response to a national depression in the 1890’s by rejecting the gold standard, a limitation on currency based on a fractional reserve of gold holdings. We discussed Peter Cooper’s presidential ambition with the Greenback Party, who campaigned for “greenbacks” to be created directly by the federal government for public projects and jobs. This policy compromised into the “free silver” movement to include silver with gold as a legal fractional backing for money.

Sep 25 11:02

The Mystique of “Free-Market Guy” Obama

If Obama is radical about anything, it's about NOT rocking corporate boats.

That's why he received more Wall Street funding than any candidate in history and why – before he was a front-runner in early 2007 – he was raising [ more money http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601087&sid=aLeZ7ht_LtZg&refer... ] from the biggest Wall Street banks than even Hillary Clinton and Rudy Giuliani, presidential candidates from New York.

Sep 25 09:25

Happy Junta Grounds: Militarist Machiavellis Maneuver for More War

In a recent appearance on Al Jazeera, Defense Secretary Robert Gates said, "both Afghanistan and Pakistan can count on us for the long term."

Every American should be stunned that our top military leadership made these kinds of foreign policy commitments without so much as a by-your-leave from the president or Congress. This is a velvet-fisted version of the kind of military junta we’d expect to see in a banana republic.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Unfortunately for the people of the US, Afghanistan, and Pakistan, the only folks who are "winning" in these wars are the drug dealers and the defense contractors.

Sep 25 09:03

Justice Ginsburg hospitalized

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has been hospitalized after becoming ill in her office at the court.

Sep 25 08:37

Police embroiled in violent battles with G20 protesters

Anti-G20 protesters rampaged through the city centre of Pittsburgh tonight, smashing up shops and throwing rocks at police, as officers used tear gas and baton-charges in an attempt to bring them under control.

In riots which continued through evening rush hour, about 300 protesters were reported to have remained from an initial crowd of 2,000 in Bloomfield, Pittsburgh’s Little Italy.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

One has to wonder: were the protesters themselves throwing rocks and pitching garbage cans, or were the people doing this government agents-provocateurs?

Sep 25 08:29

Senate Panel Rejects Bid to Add Drug Discount

President Obama scored a big victory on Thursday as the Senate Finance Committee rejected a proposal to require pharmaceutical companies to give bigger discounts to Medicare on drugs dispensed to older Americans with low incomes.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Looks as though the drug companies' "acquisitions" in the Senate have done their job.

Sep 25 06:50

Check List For Hard Times

GET IT NOW!

Sep 25 06:44

The Answers Are Blowin' In The Wind

Jim Kirwans' take on curent events.

Sep 25 06:37

As Mentioned In The Web-Bot Releases

Folks,great read. If you have'nt noticed all the propaganda the last few days,the phony FBI terrorist stings,the AEGIS class cruisers which will soon be sitting off the coast of Israel to provide an anti-ballistic missle shield when Iran retaliates ect.,ect.,war is coming fast! Get ready!

Sep 25 04:55

Dutchman Flips Tractor Trailer While Masturbating, Doesn't Stop

A high-on-drugs Dutch trucker en route to Gothenburg, Sweden, was masturbating while driving and lost control, flipping the truck and blocking multiple lanes of traffic. While in the wreckage, he kept masturbating. Under police interrogation, he kept masturbating. That's determination.

Sep 24 20:33

Former Pharma Employee Speaks out about Vaccines

Informative interview of a former Big Pharma employee, who is now retired... now speaking out after realizing the ramifications of vaccination - FORCED or otherwise. Interview Date: Circa: Wed, 9 Jan 2002

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Q: What is one thing you want the public to understand?

A: That the burden of proof in establishing the safety and efficacy of vaccines is on the people who manufacture and license them for public use. Just that. The burden of proof is not on you or me. And for proof you need well-designed long-term studies. You need extensive follow-up. You need to interview mothers and pay attention to what mothers say about their babies and what happens to them after vaccination. You need all these things. The things that are not there.

Q: The things that are not there.

A: Yes.

Sep 24 13:07

Top 10 Americans for monetary reform: #7: Benjamin Franklin invents government WITHOUT TAXES!

Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790) was a Founding Father of the United States and one of the most accomplished inventors and brilliant minds in human history. Among his inventions, was his discovery of how to fund a government without taxes. This article will concisely summarize the method, document its veracity in conservative history, allow Mr. Franklin to explain it to you directly, and finish with a scenic 7-minute video describing Mr. Franklin’s contributions.

Sep 24 10:43

My [Kevin Barrett] interview on What Really Happened Radio today@ 5pm Central

I'll be interviewed by Michael Rivero of WhatReallyHappened today at 5 pm Central.

Mike "I Am Blogger Hear Me Roar" Rivero is a key figure in the biggest communications revolution since Gutenberg. His truth-telling news-and-commentary website, WhatReallyhappened.com, is one of the big three (along with Rense and Alex Jones).

Sep 24 10:17

A Postal Service bailout?

Democrats moved Thursday to give special relief to the financially strapped Postal Service, which would be allowed to defer $4 billion in payments due at the end of this month to cover retirement benefits for its employees.

Republicans protested the bailout but made no significant effort to block the provision, which has now been attached to a stop-gap spending bill slated to come before the House and Senate in the next week.

With little public warning, the language has now been attached to a must-pass spending bill to keep the government funded for the first month of the new fiscal year that begins Oct. 1.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Dear Congressman Lottabukz

As you may recall from the many times I have talked to you at your fundraisers, I own a coal oil lamp company and my business is suffering because of the irreparable harm caused by Mr. Edison and his new-fangled electrical light bulb.

This new device represents a threat to the American way of life as we have known it for all the years of our lives. This is a dangerous contraption and even Mr. Edison himself has recently demonstrated that the mysterious force on which his device operates is capable of killing an elephant! Lord only knows what evils such power could do in the hands of someone who wished our great country ill!

A light that can be extinguished and then relighted with but a flick of a finger is a threat to the moral fiber of the nation, as men and women shall be more easily tempted to the sins of the flesh that occur in the dark when re-illumination is so easily achieved on the approach of a third party. And might I hasten to add that while the Bible often speaks of lamps and candles, there is no mention of an infernal electrical light bulb within those sacred pages, from which you may draw your own conclusions!

Yet despite this obvious risk, Congress has not seen fit to exercise the proper control and restrictions on this arcane device, with the result that candle makers, lamp blowers, wick weavers, and coal oil lamp makers such as myself are suffering grievous financial hardships!

I therefore request and implore the Congress to set aside funds for a financial bailout of our much beleaguered industry since it was Congress' failure to act against this modern horror which has caused our hardships!

I remain your humble servant and contributor...

L. Udite

Sep 24 10:01

At UN general assembly, Obama urges international support for US wars

On Wednesday, President Barack Obama used his first address to the United Nations General Assembly to defend US wars in Afghanistan and Iraq and reiterate the American right to act unilaterally. At the same time, Obama implicitly appealed to foreign capitals to subordinate themselves to US geostrategic objectives.

Sep 24 09:48

US-NATO Using Military Might To Control World Energy Resources

The weapons along with the military technicians, trainers and advisers that inevitably accompany them are spread throughout nations in geostrategically vital areas of the world, near large oil and natural gas reserves and astride key shipping lanes and choke points. In many instances Western-fueled arms buildups are accelerating in nations bordering Russia, China, Iran and Venezuela. Geopolitics in its most transparent, cynical and brutal manifestation.

Sep 24 08:12

Can we as *individuals* seed a new economy?

Pledge here: http://FriendsOfSlowMoney.com

I'm sick of people (not YOU guys, obviously) waiting for the GOVERNMENT to "fix" the economy - the point of this project is to get INDIVIDUALS involved in supporting entrepreneurship, small business, local community and local food systems. WE can rebuild the economy ourselves.

Sep 24 08:01

Census worker hanged with 'fed' on body

A U.S. Census worker found hanged from a tree near a Kentucky cemetery had the word "fed" scrawled on his chest, a law enforcement official said Wednesday, and the FBI is investigating whether he was a victim of anti-government sentiment.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I have no doubt there is a great deal of anti-government rage in this nation, and the latest Rasmussem poll confirms it, but a census worker seems an oddly benign target for a lynching. My first thought was this might be a suicide and the word "up" was simply not reported, but I think more likely that census workers, since they are knocking on every door, sooner or later are going to knock on the wrong door. Daniel Boone National Forest is a hotbed for pot growers and meth labs and archaeological looters. And like the moonshiners shooting the 'revenoors' of years past, there is a long tradition of hate of the Federal Government in that part of the country.

Regardless of the real circumstances, the government and media are shamelessly exploiting this tragedy to issue a warning to "limit" anti-government speech
, implying that those who criticize the government's crimes might bear the legal consequences of any future killings.

It won't work, of course, but that's what they are saying.

Sep 24 03:56

Anti-ACORN Bill Ropes In Defense Contractors, Others Charged With Fraud

The congressional legislation intended to defund ACORN, passed with broad bipartisan support, is written so broadly that it applies to "any organization" that has been charged with breaking federal or state election laws, lobbying disclosure laws, campaign finance laws or filing fraudulent paperwork with any federal or state agency. It also applies to any of the employees, contractors or other folks affiliated with a group charged with any of those things.

In other words, the bill could plausibly defund the entire military-industrial complex. Whoops.

Sep 24 03:45

Obama has already failed

Joe Biden has issued a warning ridiculously peculiar given a system in which Republicans and Democrats are interchangeable. Biden’s concern: if Republicans, during the 2010 election cycle, gain the 35 House seats that are in Republican districts, Barack Obama’s agenda will wither. And die.

Biden said at a political fundraiser on Tuesday: “If they [Republicans] take them back, this [is] the end of the road for what Barack and I are trying to do.”

A brief review of Obama-Biden’s accomplishments is in order.

Sep 23 19:50

Unpublished studies question whether seasonal flu shot raises swine flu risk

Canadian data are raising concerns about whether it's a good idea to get a seasonal flu shot this season.

Drawn from a series of studies from British Columbia, Quebec and Ontario, the data appear to suggest that people who got a seasonal flu shot last year are at higher risk of catching swine flu.

"It is difficult to speak about a study that has yet to be published, however, as this is an important issue involving the subject of seasonal influenza and the fast-moving global pandemic of 2009 H1N1 influenza it is important to note the scientists at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have not seen this effect in systems we have reviewed in the United States," spokesperson Joe Quimby said by email.

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Sep 23 19:30

UN general assembly: 100 minutes in the life of Muammar Gaddafi

On his first visit to the US, and in his maiden address to the UN general assembly, Gaddafi fully lived up to his reputation for eccentricity, bloody-mindedness and extreme verbiage.

He tore up a copy of the UN charter in front of startled delegates, accused the security council of being an al-Qaida like terrorist body, called for George Bush and Tony Blair to be put on trial for the Iraq war, demanded $7.7tn in compensation for the ravages of colonialism on Africa, and wondered whether swine flu was a biological weapon created in a military laboratory. At one point, he even demanded to know who was behind the killing of JFK.

Sep 23 19:06

Israeli Atrosities Pointed Out By Iranian Leader In UN Speech

(*the real headline reads) Iran leader slams Israel in U.N. speech text

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad accused Israel of "inhuman policies" in the Palestinian territories and of dominating world political and economic affairs in his prepared remarks to the U.N. General Assembly on Wednesday.

Sep 23 17:14

OIL PRICES PLUMMET !

Going into this week's inventory report from the Energy Information Administration, analysts had been expecting to see oil inventory drop by around 2.25 million barrels. What today's report actually showed though was an increase last week by 2.8 million barrels.
:o)

Sep 23 16:52

U.S. Navy Sailors Say They Were Hazed, Abused

He was not a detainee. He was a U.S. sailor: Joseph Christopher Rocha.
The chief master-at-arms, Michael Toussaint, and others on the base made him a target.
"I was in a very small, high-testosterone-driven unit of men," Rocha says. "I think that's what began the questioning, you know, 'Why don't you want to have sex with her? Are you a faggot?
Since then, a Navy officer familiar with the case has told NPR that the report recommended courts-martial for both Toussaint and another noncommissioned officer from the unit.
The recommendation for courts-martial was never followed. Instead, the case was closed, and Toussaint received a "non-punitive letter of caution" — the military's equivalent of a slap on the wrist.
What's more, Toussaint has been promoted to the rank of senior chief petty officer.

Sep 23 15:18

Census worker hanged with 'fed' on body

The FBI is investigating the hanging death of a U.S. Census worker near a Kentucky cemetery, and a law enforcement official told The Associated Press the word 'fed" was scrawled on the dead man's chest.

The body of Bill Sparkman, a 51-year-old part-time Census field worker and occasional teacher, was found Sept. 12 in a remote patch of the Daniel Boone National Forest in rural southeast Kentucky. The Census has suspended door-to-door interviews in rural Clay County, where the body was found, pending the outcome of the investigation.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I can already hear the corporate media blaming the blogs for this.

Sep 23 11:37

HR manager beaten to death by angry workers

Angry workers beat to death a human resources vice president after he laid off 42 employees at an auto-parts manufacturing company in southern India, police said Wednesday.

Roy George was vice-president for human resources at Pricol, the auto-parts company.

Some four to five workers, belonging to a union not recognized by the company, barged into his office and beat him up with iron rods, said N. Kannan, a police superintendent of Coimbatore in Tamil Nadu state.

Sep 23 08:10

Canada set to boycott Iran's UN speech

Foreign Minister Lawrence Cannon will be at the world body to attend the opening of the UN General Assembly’s annual debate, but officials signal he and other members of the Canadian delegation will vacate the Canadian seats when the Islamic republic’s president approaches the podium.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Thereby proving that Canada is as much a slave to Israel as is the US.

Sep 23 07:45

Media hypes terror plot, despite the fact no one is charged with terror

It has a familiar ring: “Investigators are looking for about a dozen more people in connection with a wide-ranging terror investigation that has already netted arrests in Colorado and New York City, a source familiar with the investigation said Tuesday.”

That’s the lead sentence of a CNN “breaking news” report filed Tuesday about a frantic search for alleged terrorism plotters within the United States. But a closer inspection of the story — and that of others in the past week — reveals that despite the hoopla, federal authorities have yet to charge the men they’re accusing of a terror-related crime.

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Sep 23 06:47

Any Day Now, as the Song Goes.

Given all of the things I’ve pointed out here it seems pretty certain that any day now… any day now they are going to launch a series of violent actions that can be blamed on the people they want to destroy because… because that is what they do. They kill and maim. They bankrupt and release diseases and toxins. They’re made differently than you or I. They aren’t human. They wear the mask but a beast is behind the mask. It’s an ancient thing that has moved through the human herd for centuries and centuries. It’s coming out now and they don’t know what to make of it. They managed well over the years as they set traps and practiced treachery, accusing whomever they pleased of the actions they committed themselves. Things aren’t going according to plan though.

Sep 23 04:05

Video: Interview with Peter Philips of Project Censored

Peter Phillips is a Professor of Sociology at Sonoma State University and Director of Project Censored, projectcensored.org. WeAreChangeLA is joined by Dr.Phillips for Breakfast and fascinating conversation. There are five segments including:

Propaganda & the US Media
The US Spreads Democracy (As if)
On Palestine & Israel
Left & Right Militarism
Media Gate-keeper Constipation & the Solution to the Power Elite

Sep 22 11:14

Higher birth rate isn't enough to offset deaths: StatsCan

Women across most of Canada had babies at a higher rate and a later age in 2007, an increase that child-care advocates say will continue to fray the national patchwork of early education.

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Gotta get that mandatory Swine flu "vaccine" out there there quickly so we can take care of this excess fertility. Otherwise, all these extra mouths will gobble up excess amounts of corporate profit.

Sep 22 09:40

OBIT: Michael P. Wright

Michael Phillip Wright died September 16, 2009, consequent to a stroke. Born in Norman, Oklahoma, on March 10, 1947, Mike graduated from Grant High School in Oklahoma City in 1965. After graduation, Mike moved back to Norman and was accepted as a National Merit Scholar at OU. He arrived just in time to participate in the student movements of the day. Michael was active in support of the African American civil rights movement and in opposition to the American involvement in Vietnam.

Sep 22 08:52

India tightens security after Israel issues travel warning

India said on Tuesday it was increasing security to thwart possible militant strikes in the country days after Israel and Australia issued warnings to its citizens to avoid travelling to Indian cities.

Israel and Australia have issued travel warnings to its citizens based on intelligence inputs on militant strikes.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Anything that happens in India will most likely be blamed on Pakistani militants.

As reported on 19 September in

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/news/india/India-protests-Pak-firing/articleshow/5028215.cms

"Amid indication that a few infiltrators might have entered into this side under cover firing given by Pakistan Rangers in the wake of two incidents along the international border in Jammu and Kashmir, India on Friday lodged a strong protest with Pakistan and put its border guarding force on full alert."

Sep 22 08:46

State police warn of 'Grandma scam' after Wilson woman loses nearly $6,000

The scam has been around for years, Gibbons said, but has resurfaced lately, and is being reported coast to coast. The accounts are similar. Montreal also has popped up in other cases. Police have said they are unsure how the criminals are getting the names of seniors.

Gibbons said law enforcement agents are investigating the case in Niagara County and three or four similar cases in Erie County. The U. S. Secret Service also is involved.

“We’ve put a request in to Interpol. The money was actually picked up in London, and we are dealing with [Royal Canadian Mounted Police] out of Canada, since a lot of these scams originate out of Canada,” Gibbons said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

There are some really scummy low-lifes out there walking around on two legs.

Sep 21 21:19

Victims of FEMA's thugs & secret, Katrina outdoor jail pen

It happened in America: Katrina's secret jail
Ed Taylor 23 Aug 2009
Zeitoun documents a little-known fact: the existence of "Camp Greyhound," an outdoor jail built in New Orleans' central bus station within hours of the hurricane's landfall at the behest of the federal Department of Homeland Security and FEMA....Zeitoun was not formally charged, was not read Miranda rights, was not allowed a phone call. He was physically and verbally abused, pepper sprayed, strip-and body-cavity searched; and was accused of being a "terrorist" during his processing at the "camp."

Sep 21 19:07

US schools: 1 million homeless students, 40-50 class size, 100,000 laid-off teachers. Had enough?

Unemployment in the US is at Great Depression levels. When discouraged and part-time workers are included, the real unemployment rate (how it used to be counted in official statistics) is over 20%. This has predictable outcomes for our children: one million homeless students, class sizes of 40-50 while 100,000 laid-off teachers sit at home, and our children's growing disgust with American so-called ingenuity and leadership.

The solution to this problem is obvious. Yup. Think with me for a few moments to understand this for yourself.

Sep 21 16:33

Ousted President Zelaya back in Honduras

Ousted Honduran President Manuel Zelaya reportedly returned Monday to the Central American country, but the defacto government denied his presence amid conflicting reports as to his precise whereabouts.

Enrique Flores Lanza, chief of staff in Zelaya's government, said the ousted president was in the Brazilian Embassy in Honduras, and Brazilian diplomats told Brazilian news agency Folha Online that he was there.

Sep 21 15:40

CHATROOM Denial

user warning: Got error 134 from storage engine query: SELECT data, created, headers, expire, serialized FROM cache WHERE cid = 'variables' in /home/wakethef/public_html/includes/cache.inc on line 26.

Sep 21 14:12

Swine Flu Forced Internment Camp Documents Revealed

9/21/09
Swine Flu Internment Camp Documents Revealed: Refuse quarantine? It's off to camp FEMA for you!
It's very hard to believe that the documents cited below are real, unfortunately they are!
These are real government documents outlining the procedure for interning swine flu infected individuals, in government internment/quarantine camps, against their will.
http://www.publichealthlaw.net/Projects/swinefluphl.php
2009 H1N1 (Swine Flu) Legal Preparedness and Response
http://www2a.cdc.gov/phlp/H1N1flu.asp#pr
http://www2a.cdc.gov/phlp/docs/Facility%20Quarantine%20Order%20novelfl...

Sep 21 12:41

Top 10 Americans for monetary reform: #3: President Andrew Jackson

Andrew Jackson (1767-1845) is the last US President to pay-off the national debt. He did so only after ending the Federal Reserve of his day, the privately-owned Second Bank of the United States. The story is told in the 10-minute video below from the Money Masters. As did Thomas Jefferson, Jackson understood the subversive act and perpetual national debt with banks creating money to lend to the government. He did not understand the positive policy response of the government creating money directly for the payment of public goods and services. Click link for article, live hyperlinks, and video.

Sep 21 12:08

Exclusive: Upcoming Cover Story on Edmonds 'Outs' Video-taped, 'Blackmailed' Dem Congresswoman; Alleges State Dept. Mole at NYTimes

Blackmail, bribery, infiltration, theft and sale of nuke secrets by Turkey, Israel explained in clearer detail than ever before...

Sep 21 12:02

The Return of McCarthyism

Webmaster's Commentary: 

History repeats: That is what is wrong with history.

In this case, the concern for communism is totally off-base.

Our economy is being driven into fascism, not socialism.

Sep 21 10:08

Germany on edge after fourth consecutive al-Qaeda bomb attack warning

Germany was on edge yesterday after a fourth consecutive al-Qaeda video warned of an imminent bomb attack in Germany unless the Government withdrew its troops from Afghanistan.

The threats were aimed at German voters ahead of next Sunday’s general election and were being taken seriously by the security authorities.

Sep 21 09:10

‘Tidal wave’ of homeless students hits schools

While the problem may be worse in economically stricken regions like Southern California, where foreclosures and job losses are taking a harsh toll on families, anecdotal evidence suggests it is a growing issue nationally and one with serious ramifications for both a future generation and the overburdened public school system.

Research shows that the turmoil of homelessness often hinders children’s ability to socialize and learn. Many are plagued by hunger, exhaustion, abuse and insecurity. They have a hard time performing at grade level and are about 50 percent less likely to graduate from high school than their peers.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Welcome to a new "lost generation", courtesy of those in government who helped push the US economy off a cliff by encouraging the outsourcing of high-paying jobs offshore, and the borrowing to fund these illegal and immoral wars without end!

Sep 21 08:12

New Airline-Ticket Tax to Aid the Developing World

It sounds like a small step, and many airline travelers, already irritated by compulsory surcharges for fuel, baggage and wider seats, may simply ignore it. But behind this call for a voluntary contribution is an unprecedented worldwide effort to make up a shortfall in official government aid to poor countries — a shortfall exacerbated by the world financial crisis.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I have a much better idea to help people in the developing world. STOP spending endless money on endless wars murdering them so we can steal their oil.

Sep 21 07:19

Video: Amy Goodman challenged over her 9/11 gatekeeping

She opted to fall back on her textbook answer when dealing with questions about 9/11 by saying she thinks "it needs to be investigated, you know, and we'll continue to look at the issue." Rothe-Kushel then reminded Goodman that it has been investigated and that it was time for her to do her job and have the investigators on her show. After the event, Rothe-Kushel asked David Goodman how best to reach his sister about 9/11 and he responded by saying, "I think you just did." However, almost 6 months later, there still has not been a single mention on Democracy Now of the investigative science and analysis of the 9/11 tragedy. So, Ms. Goodman will continue to be chased with questions about her silence on the seminal story of the semi-new century.
Sep 20 20:14

Top 10 Americans for monetary reform: #2: Thomas Jefferson

The financial crisis in America today could be over almost instantaneously through monetary reform. Monetary reform is a fundamental shift in how America creates money. The shift is from a Robber Baron-era design of banks creating credit to lend to us at interest and ever-increasing debt, to our community (government) creating it for the direct payment of public goods and services. The benefits of monetary reform are conservatively $1 TRILLION every year, the end of the national debt, and full employment.

Sep 20 17:22

Pittsburgh beefs up security to greet G20 protesters

Pittsburgh is beefing up security with thousands of extra police, as anti-globalization, anti-war, anti-government and anti-poverty activists descend on it for the G20 summit.

Ravenstahl has said protesters will be allowed to exercise their constitutional freedom of speech and assembly "within sight and sound" of the summit venue.

It turns out this will be in a strictly delineated area outside of the downtown cultural area where the likes of US President Barack Obama and China's Hu Jintao will be sitting down with other world leaders.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Translation: we're looking at alleged "free speech zones" instead of truly free speech.

Sep 20 16:03

“Two and a Half Men” Season Premiere

“Two and a Half Men” Season 7 Premieres Sept. 21 on CBS
check local listings

(*2 1/2 men ; that would be Charlie Sheen , by todays standards)

Sep 20 12:57

Flashback:Flu shot tracking ID bracelet

Boston launches flu shot tracking
City to pinpoint areas of low rates of vaccination
By Stephen Smith
Globe Staff / November 21, 2008
The trial starts this afternoon, when several hundred people are expected to queue up for immunizations at the headquarters of the Boston Public Health Commission. Each of them will get a bracelet printed with a unique identifier code. Information about the vaccine's recipients, and the shot, will be entered into handheld devices similar to those used by delivery truck drivers.

Sep 20 12:52

President Obama lies again big time

President Obama Lies Again On Sunday Shows–Compulsory
Health Insurance Is A Tax Increase–Cut The Weasel Words
Mr. President! September 20, 2009.
President Obama lies again big time.
President Obama conspired with the large insurance and drug companies to force or coerce individuals and businesses that do not presently have health care insurance to purchase it, so-called mandatory individual health insurance coverage.
Both the insurance and drug companies benefit for the simple reason the Federal Government is forcing individual to purchase a product that millions of Americans currently elect not purchase namely– health insurance.

Sep 20 12:36

An attack on Iran from US and/or Israel is a WAR OF AGGRESSION

Thousands of mainstream media articles are discussing a US and/or Israel attack of Iran. They discuss “inevitable conflict,” “crippling sanctions against Iran,” “Iran getting the bomb,” “Israel acting in its own defense,” “Iran attacking American targets,” and Iran’s scary-sounding “nuclear program.” Let’s review the facts and the law, with these topics explained in detail through the links.

Sep 20 09:31

Obama: 24-hour news cycle fueling anger

The 24-hour news networks and news blogs focus so much on the most extreme elements of political debate that they are effectively fueling anger, President Barack Obama said Sunday.

n one of his many interviews Sunday morning, Obama told CBS News’ Bob Schieffer that “part of what’s different today is that the twenty-four-hour news cycle and cable television and blogs and all this, they focus on the most extreme elements on both sides.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

A short memo to President Obama.

President Obama, what is fueling the legitimate concerns and angers of We the People are the truths we are finding out about this government's activities, usually through responsible blogs.

We have been thrown under the bus of a hideously crippling tax debt to fund these wars without end, and the only people benefiting from these wars are the banks, the defence contractors, and the drug lords. We are legitimately concerned and angered about this.

Our high-paying jobs (particularly those in the manufacturing sector) have gone away, leaving many of us no choice but to walk away from homes and mortgages we were able to afford. We are legitimately concerned and angered about this.

Our alleged congressional representatives in the House and Senate are simply acquisitions of those large corporations which contribute, overtly and covertly, to their campaigns. At every turn, you will find these representatives passing legislation which is completely favorable to those corporations (like the provision in the Patriot Act, stating that no US citizen can sue a pharmaceutical company if they are maimed or outright killed by a vaccine), and lousy for We the People. We are concerned and angered about this.

So you see, Mr. President, the American people have every right to be angered by what the federal government is doing right now.

The question is, what shape that anger may take if We the People become stressed to the breaking point by further really bad decisions by this administration.

Sep 20 05:26

MP3: Ex- CIA officer, Philip Giraldi, on AIPAC and the Israeli lobby's influence on US politics.

Philip Giraldi discusses the Israel Lobby, Larry Franklin, the recent scandal involving Representative Jane Harman, the continuous erosion of our civil liberties, and much more.

This is an MP3 of one episode of Sibel Edmond's webcast program "The Boiling Frogs" posted on her blog at http://123realchange.blogspot.com

Sep 19 18:08

Ahmadinejad is purposely taunting with " Holocaust is a lie."

Holocaust is a lie, Ahmadinejad says
20/09/2009 00:18
By Parisa Hafezi and Firouz Sedarat
TEHRAN (Reuters) - President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad called the Holocaust a lie on Friday, raising the stakes against Israel just as world powers try to decide how to deal with the nuclear ambitions of an Iran in political turmoil.
"The pretext (Holocaust) for the creation of the Zionist regime (Israel) is false ... It is a lie based on an unprovable and mythical claim," he told worshippers at Tehran University at the end of an annual anti-Israel "Qods (Jerusalem) Day" rally

Sep 19 14:13

California unemployment at 70-year high. The solution? Monetary reform!

I’m about to explain the solution embraced by Americans from Benjamin Franklin to Thomas Edison. But this is important: you need to take a moment to FEEL how our current macroeconomic structure that prevents important work being accomplished HAS SOMETHING TERRIBLY WRONG within its structure. Don't feel alone in a conclusion of criminal acts. Nobel prize winners and Pulitzer journalists are also writing with passion that these are the largest economic crimes in the history of the planet.

Sep 19 11:25

Top 10 Americans for monetary reform: Thomas Edison #1

From time-to-time I’ll remind you that the financial crisis in America today could be over almost instantaneously through monetary reform. Monetary reform is a fundamental shift in how American creates money. The shift is from the Robber Baron era design of banks creating credit to lend to us at interest and ever-increasing debt to our community (government) creating it for the direct payment of public goods and services. The benefits of monetary reform are conservatively $1 TRILLION every year, the end of the national debt, and full employment.

Sep 19 08:36

Al Qaeda video threatens ‘bad awakening’ for Germany ahead of national election

Al-Qaeda has posted a new video threatening Germany, highlighting an increased threat level ahead of national elections and prompting authorities to step up security, the Interior Ministry has said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

What convenient timing for a "false flag" in Germany, right at a point when the German people are very vocal about criticizing the German government's mission in Afghanistan!

And notice the headline right below the date of this article:
"Israeli National News: Al-Qaeda targeting Germany for 'next 9/11' - Within Weeks".

Sep 19 07:42

The Government Can

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Sep 19 06:21

Home Invasion Blues

This is a blog post I wrote about a home invasion a few days ago. It's not exactly something you would expect to see on WRH, which is why I am putting it under a blog post. (I don't have a good category for it, either, hence the current affairs header.)

I live in Nicaragua, so a lot of people will think this is to be expected. However, it is a result of not only sadism and envy, but of deteriorating economic conditions. A few weeks ago, I told my husband we needed to leave the country because as business owners, we would be a target of the have-nots. I am posting this here because many WRH readers have taken the time to prepare for the events that are about to unfold and those who chose not to prepare out of ignorance or laziness will steal from those who have prepared.

Sep 19 05:20

Why Dick Cheney Is More American Than Barack Obama

You see, Vice President Cheney, or Lord Vader, or whatever you call to him, might have had a pretty opinionated view of terrorists and not necessarily the kindest. -- You know they did plan on flying an airliner into his office and all. The man was never confused
(*and he can shoot the pimple off a gnat's @$$,too !)

Sep 19 04:39

Irving Kristol Is Dead At 89

He wont be missed!

Sep 18 22:12

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

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

Sep 18 21:14

New kiosks at SFO first to sell carbon offsets

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

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

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

Sep 18 20:25

Chatroom

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

Thanks

Sep 18 19:29

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

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

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

Sep 18 16:16

Margaret Kimberley: Protesters against Obama are right, But Racist

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

Sep 18 16:12

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

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

Sep 18 14:19

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

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

Sep 18 13:34

'Protecting' White girls from Blacks

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

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

Sep 18 09:43

America's failed model for the world

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

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

Webmaster's Commentary: 

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

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

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

And our alleged "congressional representatives"?

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

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

Sep 18 08:27

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

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

Sep 18 05:34

Tehran clashes 'left 13 dead'

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

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

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

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

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

The report claimed they were acting under British influence.

Sep 18 04:46

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

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

Sep 18 04:37

Ohio Plans to Try Again

Ohio Plans to Try Again as Execution Goes Wrong

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

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

Sep 18 04:13

Is America Hooked on War?

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

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

Sep 18 04:06

John Pilger: For Britons, the Party Game Is Over

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

Sep 17 20:05

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sep 17 19:43

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

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

Webmaster's Commentary: 

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

Sep 17 19:28

Pelosi sounds alarm over angry tone of US politics

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

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

Webmaster's Commentary: 

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

Sep 17 11:39

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

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

So what do we do?

Offer Truth and Reconciliation.

Sep 17 10:25

Sheriff Gore looks beyond 2010 election

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

Webmaster's Commentary: 

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

Sep 17 09:40

Unbelievable - Vehicle Tracking, Taxing Bill In House

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

Webmaster's Commentary: 

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

Of course, that would be logical.

Sep 17 09:03

U.S. envoys hesitate to report bad news

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

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

Sep 17 07:33

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

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

Sep 17 03:37

One in Three Think Obama Might Be the Anti-Christ

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

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

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

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

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

Sep 17 03:27

Sword-wielding Hopkins student kills intruder

Intruder was repeat offender, released from prison Saturday

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

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

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

Sep 17 03:03

Is Carter right to label Obama row 'racist'?

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

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

Sep 17 02:55

U.S. to Shelve Nuclear-Missile Shield

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

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

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

Sep 16 23:10

Venezuela's Chavez Arrives in Moscow for Tanks and Missiles

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

Sep 16 19:50

Call for an Afghan Surge

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

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

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

Sep 16 17:12

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

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

Sep 16 12:19

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

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

Sep 16 11:09

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

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

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

Sep 16 10:08

Paul Craig Roberts: Why Propaganda Trumps Truth

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

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

Sep 16 09:31

Flashback: China Hired for Homeland Defense

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

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

Webmaster's Commentary: 

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

Sep 16 09:14

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

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

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

Webmaster's Commentary: 

As reported here on 16 June, 2009:

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

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

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

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Sep 15 19:33

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

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

Sep 15 17:41

Duh, US national security IS NOT threatened by Afghanistan

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

Sep 15 17:05

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

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

Sep 15 15:41

Is Black Racism Possible?

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

Sep 15 11:09

Rockefeller & Co CEO dies from apparent suicide

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

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

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

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Hmmmm.

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

Very annoying.

Sep 15 10:42

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

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

Sep 15 10:08

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

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

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

Webmaster's Commentary: 

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

Sep 15 09:50

Shawn Buckley about Bill C-6

Webmaster's Commentary: 

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

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