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Nov 13 22:46

THE CONTROLLED COLLAPSE OF WTC 7

"Hey, World Trade 7 fell down like because, because, because, um, the mayor stored thousands of gallons of diesel fuel in an office building. Yeah, that's it. Diesel fuel. It's just a coincidence that every single load bearing member on the ground floor failed at the exact same moment in time. Coincidence. CO-IN-SEE-DUNCE! Trust us. We're the government."

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Relinked in light of Geraldo's segment tonight!

Nov 13 22:23

Rollover 1981... world economic collapse

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"Okay, nobody bought China as the bad guy; let's blame the ARABS for the melt-down!" -- Official White Horse Souse

Nov 13 22:01

Geraldo Rivera Discusses The Collapse Of WTC-7

"It is an intriguing topic. I certainly am much more open minded about it than I was, and it is because of the involvement of the 9/11 families and all these engineers and architects. CLEARLY THEY KNOW MORE THAN I DO." ~ Geraldo Rivera

Nov 13 21:37

How to beat the TSA screening...I did it today.

Really simple. Stand in line behind the hottest women you can find...they will always get pulled and you get to move to the metal detector. I did this yesterday at PVD. Saw two gorgeous 20yr olds, so I moved into there line. Both of them were complaining to each other that they thought it was strange they always have to go thru them - and like clockwork they got pulled - had to strip down to their tshirts...and went in the machine...since that was busy they directed me without a thought to the metal detectors. I've been watching this on FB & thought it was much to do about nothing -I was wrong Reddit & I apologize...this whole TSA thing is complete bullshit.

Nov 13 20:56

Commons ‘food-taster’ will cost taxpayers £500 a day

MPs were under fire last night for wasting taxpayers’ cash on a £500-a-day ‘Commons food-taster’ to ensure Westminster’s restaurants are up to scratch.

Nov 13 20:12

Voters approve Arizona medical marijuana measure

PHOENIX — Arizona voters have approved a measure that will legalize medical marijuana use in the state for people with chronic or debilitating diseases.

Final vote tallies showed Saturday that Proposition 203 won by a tiny margin of just 4,341 votes out of more than 1.67 million votes counted. The measure had started out losing on Election Day by about 7,200 votes, but the gap gradually narrowed in the following 10 days.

"Now begins the very hard work of implementing this program in the way it was envisioned, with very high standards," said Andrew Myers, campaign manager for the Arizona Medical Marijuana Policy Project. "We really believe that we have an opportunity to set an example to the rest of the country on what a good medical marijuana program looks like."

Nov 13 19:16

Nuclear War Survival Skills

Just in case.

Nov 13 19:07

A man that's not a sheep: Refuses TSA gropings and radiation, threatened with $10,000 fine.

He said that he was trying to be friendly and help me out. I asked to what end. He reminded me that I could be sued civilly and face a $10,000 fine and that my cooperation could help mitigate the penalties I was facing. I replied that he already had my information in the report that was taken and I asked if I was free to leave. I reminded him that he was now illegally detaining me and that I would not be subject to screening as a condition of leaving the airport. He told me that he was only trying to help (I should note that his demeanor never suggested that he was trying to help. I was clearly being interrogated.), and that no one was forcing me to stay. I asked if tried to leave if he would have the officer arrest me. He again said that no one was forcing me to stay.

Nov 13 18:25

Gaza Road to Hope Convoy Members Reportedly Released in Greece, Captain May Be Charged

It appears likely that the Captain of the ship will be charged. Greek police conducted interviews and gathered evidence. Both Irish nationals have been issued with new passorts by the Irish embassy and are free to go. The British have been given a slip of paper by their embassy which will allow them to enter Greece but only to return to the UK.

Nov 13 17:27

The Baghdad Cathedral Massacre: Zionist Fingerprints All Over

Friday, November 12, 2010
The Baghdad Cathedral Massacre: Zionist Fingerprints All Over
by Jonathan Azaziah
The bloody travesty of humanity that occurred on October 31st, 2010 which left 58 Iraqis dead in the Sayedat al-Najat Cathedral in Baghdad (4) was not the work of Al-Qaeda. The gunmen didn’t belong to Islamic State of Iraq. The homicidal shooters weren’t even Iraqi. The best way to honor the victims of senseless violence is to expose the truth of the attack. And the truth is, this massacre has Zionist fingerprints all over its blood-drenched structure.

Nov 13 16:42

PAUL BALLES: THE TORTURERS REVISITED

BUSH’S AXIS OF EVIL WAR

The Trial is a novel by Franz Kafka, first published in 1925. One of Kafka’s best-known works, it tells the story of a man arrested and prosecuted by a remote, inaccessible authority, with the nature of his crime never revealed either to him or the reader.

The theme developed a familiar ring to it following the imprisonment of “enemy combatants” in Guantanamo. Echoes of such places come from another Kafka story, “In the Penal Colony”, where everyone is guilty simply because they’re there.

Nov 13 16:31

A lesson from China in where power lies

China believes its economic success reflects its superior culture.

Nov 13 15:57

In Motion: The Plot To Destroy The United States

GORDON DUFF on NOVEMBER 13, 2010

By Gordon Duff * | Sabbah Report

“The 2010 election had one purpose, war with Iran, even if the risk is world conflict and the real loser, no matter what happens on the battlefield is the United States.”

Plans are in motion for a “false flag” attack on America. Iran will be blamed, everyone knows that and Iran will be totally innocent. This is the last thing Iran would ever want. The most likely scenario is a nuclear attack. Two bombs are missing, bombs built by Israel in South Africa and lost long ago. These were supposedly Saddam’s bombs. Now we are told Iran has them. Israel has had them all along and the fear, they may be inside the United States already.

Nov 13 15:19

Either pay the national debt with monetary reform or kiss your assets goodbye

In our current debt-based monetary system, we're never going to pay off the national debt.

This article will explain what the debt is, why we can never pay it, and the elegant and obvious solution proposed by Nobel Prize winning economist, Milton Friedman. Please read and understand this crucial information for your responsible citizenry. You literally have nothing more valuable to do.

The US national debt is approaching $12 TRILLION dollars. Of that amount, about 2/3 is owed to whomever among the public purchased US government debt securities (bills up to one year, notes from two to ten years, and bonds of 20 and 30 years) and 1/3 is intragovernmental transfers (US government agency purchases like Social Security surplus and other retirement funds). China and Japan hold about $750 and $650 billion, respectfully.

...The national debt doesn't include TOTAL US debt, which is ~$70 trillion. These numbers explain why our monetary system is called "debt-based."

Nov 13 15:18

United States Supreme Court Will Soon Issue a Landmark Decision on the Validity of the Constitution

Windsor has been involved in legal action in the federal courts in Atlanta since 2006. Windsor was named a defendant in a lawsuit (1:06-CV-0714-ODE) in which Christopher Glynn of Maid of the Mist in Niagara Falls, swore under oath that Windsor did a variety of things including the crimes of theft and bribery. Windsor stated under oath that Christopher Glynn made it all up and lied about absolutely everything that he swore. Windsor then obtained deposition testimony from Glynn and the other managers of the Maid of the Mist boat ride in Niagara Falls, and they admitted, under oath, that charges against Windsor were not true.

Nov 13 14:04

Geraldo At Large – Tonight – WTC Building 7

The Intel Hub
By Shepard Ambellas

Geraldo At Large – Tonight – WTC Building 7

Make sure and tune in to Fox News tonight at 10 pm pacific/ 1 am eastern time for a WTC Building 7 special on main stream media. Fox’s – Geraldo At Large show will air tonight on Fox for the first time.

We will have to wait and see if Geraldo is bringing out key information to the public or if it will be another shill broadcast by the corporate media.

Nov 13 13:59

UK LibDem leader Nick Clegg pledges allegiance to Israel

Lib Dem leader says Israel’s voice has not been well enough represented within party

By Martin Bright, November 11, 2010

Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg wants to ‘clarify misunderstandings’

Deputy prime Minister Nick Clegg attempted to open a new chapter in the relationship between the Liberal Democrats and British Jews this week when he emphasised his party’s support for Israel and reiterated the coalition’s pledge to change the law on universal jurisdiction.

He told a lunch held by Liberal Democrat Friends of Israel that he was aware of past tensions, and was engaged in “an operation to clarify misunderstandings”.

Nov 13 13:57

Bank of America Is in Deep Trouble, and There May Be Financial Disaster on the Horizon

Will Bank of America be the first Wall Street giant to once again point a gun to its own head, telling us it'll crash and burn and take down the financial system if we don’t pony up for another massive bailout?

...There are alternatives. As in 2008, the federal government could put failing financial institutions into receivership. But some experts are saying that if we want to get off the roller coaster of an economy moving from one financial bubble to the next, a bolder approach is necessary: permanent nationalization of banks that can’t survive without public dollars.

...Several states have considered proposals to emulate North Dakota['s state-owned bank], but such a bold move would obviously be all but impossible in Washington. But it shouldn’t be off the table. Banks provide an “intermediary good” to the economy, creating no real value. But Big Finance’s speculation economy has caused great and real pain for the rest of us. As Joe Stiglitz put it, there’s no reason in the world the incentives of the banks shouldn’t be better aligned with the interests of the country and its citizens.

Nov 13 13:33

Michael Chertoff's Company Manufactures TSA Naked Scanners

Since the attempted bombing of a US airliner on Christmas Day, former Homeland Security secretary Michael Chertoff has given dozens of media interviews touting the need for the federal government to buy more full-body scanners for airports.

What he has made little mention of is that the Chertoff Group, his security consulting agency, includes a client that manufactures the machines. Chertoff disclosed the relationship on a CNN program Wednesday, in response to a question.

Nov 13 13:19

Interpol hunts two Israelis for Kosovo organ trafficking

Moshe Harel among seven indicted for membership of a criminal group trafficking people into Kosovo to remove human organs for transplant; another Israeli citizen, Zaki Shapira, identified as co-conspirator.

At least seven people, including an Israeli citizen, are suspected of involvement in an international network that falsely promised poor people payment for their kidneys and then sold the organs for as much as 100,000 euros ($137,000), according to an indictment obtained by The Associated Press.

Victims were promised up to $20,000 (14,500 euros), while recipients were required to pay between 80,000 and 100,000 euros ($110,000-$137,000).

Nov 13 11:11

Eric Cantor's Pledge of Allegiance

Anticipating that the extreme austerity measures which his party is demanding might sweep up foreign aid -- and therefore threaten the billions of dollars every year in American taxpayer money transferred to Israel -- Cantor last month proposed that money to Israel not be classifed any longer as "foreign aid" -- in order to shield it from all cuts. In other words, Cantor wants American citizens to sacrifice in the extreme, to lose all sorts of benefits and security in the name of austerity, but wants to shield Israel -- with a higher standard of living -- from those cuts. Put another way, Americans should give up Social Security and Medicare benefits so that they can continue to transfer billions of dollars every year to Israel, a foreign country which offers far more of a safety net to its own citizens. But don't you dare accuse Eric Cantor of haboring allegiance to Israel and subordinating U.S. interests to this foreign country. That would be extremely wrong of you to insinuate.

Nov 13 10:55

George Bush is Not a War Criminal in Jon Stewart’s World?

Jon Stewart is still trying to run damage control over the “Million Moderate March” but it seems, like Rand Paul, when confronted with the opportunity to speak off the cuff, it would probably be better if he had just kept his mouth shut.

“You’ve said, ‘Bush is war criminal.’ Now that may be technically true. In my world ‘war criminal’ is Pol Pot or the Nuremberg trials,” Stewart replied.

“I think that’s such an incendiary charge that when you put it into a conversation: ‘Well technically he is.’ Well that may be right but it feels like a conversation stopper, not a conversation starter.” Jon Stewart

Nov 13 10:48

BOYCOTT BOOST DESPITE GOVERNMENT THREATS

Media personalities sign on to internet petition protesting the threat to revoke funding for artists that refuse to perform in the newly opened cultural center in Ariel.

Nov 13 10:47

Hillary Clinton confirms, US trained Osama Bin Laden

Ms. Clinton accepted that the U.S. had created certain radical outfits and supported terrorists like Osama bin Laden to fight against the erstwhile Soviet Union, but that backing has boomeranged. “Part of what we are fighting against right now, the United States created. We created the Mujahidin force against the Soviet Union (in Afghanistan). We trained them, we equipped them, we funded them, including somebody named Osama bin Laden. And it didn’t work out so well for us,” she said.

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Really< I thought Osama did an excellent job of scaring Americans into supporting invasion and conquest! Except for that part about dying in 2001 he would have been very useful indeed! :P

Nov 13 10:34

Teller Robs Bank!

Wonder what's in the water in KC.

Nov 13 10:33

Are new security screenings affecting your decision to fly?

Are you less likely to fly because of stepped-up security procedures such as full-body scans and patdowns?

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My letter to the local newspaper, the StarAdvertiser...

(This letter is being posted to whatreallyhappened.com in connection with the Reuter’s poll described, as will your reply and whether the letter was published by you or not.)

Reuter’s just ran a poll asking people if the new intrusive security screenings at airports might affect their decision to fly.

As of this writing, 97% of respondents replied that they would indeed change travel plans to avoid terahertz scanners (now known to damage skin DNA and increase the risk of cancer) and the highly intrusive body searches.

I had a caller into my talk radio show yesterday who used to work in Berlin before the fall of the USSR and she reported that crossing Check Point Charlie into East Berlin was nowhere near the hassle of getting through a US airport, and that the Russian soldiers were quite polite and respectful compared to TSA workers. You know your nation has hit rock bottom in the dictatorship department when the Soviet guards look better than TSA!

It is time to face facts. Hawaii’s present economic disaster is directly attributable to the destruction of tourism caused by the TSA. I grieve that none of our state leaders have the moral courage to stand up and denounce this charade that is strangling our state’s tourism economy. Although the papers may proclaim that all is well, my wife and I took a stroll in Waikiki recently, where newspaper platitudes cannot conceal the numerous commercial vacancies and sparse crowds. Compared to Hawaii as it was when my wife and I first moved here thirteen years ago, Waikiki is a ghost town.

And TSA is to blame.

According to Harvard Business School, TSA does not actually make us any safer. The fact is that since 9-11, there has not been a single incident of attempted terror or hijacking originating from a domestic US airport. The few “wag the terrorist” attempts we see in the media usually involve foreign airports where the suspect is walked around the existing airport security by anonymous officials as was the case with the staged crotch-bomber incident last Christmas, when Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab was walked around the body scanners at Amsterdam’s Schiphol airport by an official for ICTS security and allowed to board a plane for the US without a passport. (As a side note, ICTS was also in charge of security at the airport where the Shoe Bomber walked around security, as well as every airport the 9-11 planes departed from, but I digress). Even DHS admits that half of their practice bombs get through TSA despite the groping and fondling. A real terrorist (as opposed to Adam Gadahn, whose real name is Adam Pearlman, or Youssef Al-Khattab, whose real name is Joseph Cohen, or Abu Tellah Al-Amrikee, the “muslim” who threatened South Park and whose real name is Zachery Chesser) would accept a fifty-fifty chance to get a bomb on a plane, knowing that if he is detected at the security checkpoint, he can detonate the bomb there and still accomplish the mission of disrupting US travel. Of course, there are no real terrorists disrupting US travel; the TSA hates competition, and jokes aside, the only terrorists are the ones being wagged about to justify another war on whoever it is we are supposed to two-minute-hate this week. Eastasia (I think).

So why does this abuse go on, slowing dragging Hawaii down into abject poverty and ruin? Well, because while Hawaiians may starve (we have over 4000 homeless on Oahu alone) these security machines are making their owners very rich indeed! Just as Eisenhower faced the “Military Industrial Complex” of the fifties, today we are dealing with a “Security Industrial Complex”; a cadre of opportunists who wave terrorists at us in the same fashion their predecessors waved “Commies” at our parents,. And for the same reason; to scare us all out of money and obedience. Michael Chertoff kicked off this airport security hysteria while head of Homeland Security, then left his job to found the Chertoff Group, which profits handsomely providing security consulting, services and systems to airports around the country. Chertoff Group also employs General Michael V. Hayden, former director of both the Central Intelligence Agency and the National Security Agency. These are all the people who mandated increased airport security, and now as private citizens profit handsomely from their own policies made while in office. This is classic political looting of the public; create a crisis that does not really exist, and sell the people a solution. Commies. Terrorists. Carbon Dioxide. Killer bees. Over and over and over again. Wake up and smell the rubber gloves, people! You have been HAD! Swindled, Bamboozled, Conned! And the Chertoff group is not the only player getting rich off of the gratuitous fear-mongering.

Killer bees have gone away, along with Y2K and the 1970s claim that we were headed into a new ice age. Even the global warming/CO2 crowd are in retreat with the collapse of Obama and Al Gore’s Chicago Climate Exchange. If Hawaiians wish to save Hawaii the time has come to stop quaking in fear at the fiery head of the great and powerful Wizard of Oz and realize it’s just a greedy old snake oil salesman behind a curtain flashing lights at us and trying to scare us into taking on the Wicked Witch of the West. (Don’t do it; witches have air superiority).

We need a political leadership that will stand up to the hoaxers and say that they have looted enough money at Hawaii’s expense. We need a local media that serves the Hawaiian people rather than the security industrial complex.

Only time will tell if we get them.

Nov 13 10:32

Kansas City Police Mistake Van Backfire For Gunshots-Shoot Up Their Own Patrol Car

You can't make this up!

Nov 13 10:21

The torturers revisited

Paul J. Balles find echoes of Kafka in the US torture facility at Guantanamo in Cuba and a secret British detention centre near Basra, in Iraq.

Nov 13 10:15

US Air, Stop the Lies

In a letter dated Nov 6th, I shared how deep my concern is rooted: I was in tears last weekend as I contemplated the corner that the airline industry has backed me into. I must either become a victim of voyeurism or become a victim of sexual assault in order to take my daughter to see her grandparents, great aunt, great uncle, and great grandmother for Christmas. Not only that, but I have to make the same choice for my child. I absolutely will not allow either of us to be victims of abuse.

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What happens if half to three quarters of the people who travel decide to never get on a plane again?!?

It will be devastating for the airline, hospitality, and restaurant industries.

Unfortunately, unless this insanity by TSA stops, that is precisely what will happen.

Nov 13 10:08

Facecrime

The 120 men and women were attending the International First Responder-Military Symposium, held at Hilbert College, a small “Franciscan tradition” place of learning. Not that St. Francis would have been interested in a military symposium, but if he’d been able to attend, he’d have heard all about a new technology that will help identify and track “terrorists.”

A lot of very disparate people have been tagged with that term of late. But this new tech may well be the final icing on the cake. It’s a computer program that trawls phone conversations, emails, and social networking sites looking for any signs of resentment of the government.

That’s right. If you’re angry at Washington, they want to know who you are and what you’re saying.

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One has to wonder just how soon those elements of US institutionalized torture and indefinite detainment might utilized by this government against anyone who believes they have a right to their own opinions, even if those opinions do not square with governmental policies.

This country is slouching toward becoming a dictatorship of incredible magnitude, and most people don't seem to be awake enough to see it coming.

Nov 13 09:57

US allies take hit from QE2

It will be interesting to people who learned about the multiplier effect of fractional reserves in college economics classes that the famous multiplier doesn't seem to work in situations like this. [6]

Instead of the $650 billion in cash racing through the economy and stimulating trillions of dollars of domestic lending, it will probably land with a dull thud on the balance sheets of the big money center banks, to be shoveled up and tossed into the maw of emerging overseas markets instead.

The dollar inflows translate into higher exchange rates and reduced exports.

Nov 13 09:49

Vatican probes Irish church sex abuses

The Vatican has announced it is to send an investigation team to Ireland to examine the Catholic Church's procedures to tackle the major sex abuse scandal there.

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... accompanied by a recruiter for the TSA!

Nov 13 09:49

Twilight Zone / Safed, a war story

The city is roiling: It recently hosted an "emergency conference" of 18 rabbis and 400 of their followers on this issue. There was an armed attack on an Arab student apartment. A Jewish legal ruling was handed down by the city's chief rabbi, Shmuel Eliyahu. Mayor Ilan Shohat and veteran resident Eliyahu Tzvieli, who rented an apartment to Bedouin students, have received threats. The message is: Arabs, go home.

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Not that these Israelis are in the slightest way being racist, or anything tacky like that!

Nov 13 09:46

Climate change no longer scares Europe

The fight against the delusion of dangerous man-made global warming remains an uphill struggle. For decades, the climate debate has been obfuscated by cherry-picking, spin-doctoring and scaremongering by the United Nations' Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and other climate alarmists, including the environmental movement and mainstream media. Their massive campaign to overstate the threat of man-made warming has left its imprint on public opinion.

Nov 13 09:44

Cool It Trailer (HD)

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Something tells me this documentary will NOT be awarded a Nobel Peace Prize nor an Oscar ... not that anybody gives a rat's derrière about those any more.

Nov 13 09:41

George Soros U.N. Panel Organizes $100 Billion Climate Change Shakedown Aimed Against U.S.

George Soros, the radical, far-left billionaire, with a long history of antipathy toward American interests, now sits on a United Nations (UN) panel charged with organizing a $100 billion wealth transfer from the developed world to the underdeveloped world in the name of environmentalism.

Nov 13 09:38

A New Treasure Trove Of 1970s “Global Cooling” Articles

This collection strongly indicates that in Italy, like elsewhere, the average reader of newspapers would have had all the reasons to believe in a “global cooling consensus” for much of the 1970?s and even later.

Nov 13 09:38

Mystery Solved: Why the PR hacks exploded their credibility

How could people with red carpet careers make a mistake so smashingly spectacularly awful that they scored negative press all round the world, lost 20% of their members, and drove away three out of four major sponsors within days?

Nov 13 09:36

White House: Not seeking Bibi confrontation Main Content White House: Not seeking Bibi confrontation - Ben Smith: White House: Not seeking Bibi confrontation November 12, 2010 Categories: * Middle East White House: Not seeking Bibi confrontation

On a conference call with American Jewish leaders today, a White House official said the administration hadn't sought a confrontation with the Israelis over a new construction announcement.

President Barack Obama answered a question at a press conference on the subject straightforwardly but hadn't specifically planned to make a statement criticizing new Israeli building, National Security Council official Dan Shapiro said on the call, according to a participant.

The White House prefers not to litigate its differences with Israel in public, Shapiro told the group.

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Anything Israel does is just fine with Obama.

The destruction of any meaningful dialogue for peace by aggressively building on Palestinian land?!? No problem!

The spitting in the faces of Obama, Clinton, and Mitchell on the part of the Israeli government by continuing to build?!? No problem!

The continued acceptance of American taxpayer funded aid which is illegal under the Symington Amendment, because Israel does have nuclear weapons and refuses to sign the NNPT? No problem!

Nov 13 09:26

British House of Lords: 1 Nov 2010

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This video provides a larger context for the earlier clip regarding the mythical "Foundation X". In this expanded clip, we start with Christopher Story explaining the links between CIA and the EU, and the pure criminality of the US financial system, including the illegality of derivatives. Christopher makes a convincing argument that the US financial system is using the money looted from the rest of the world to reshape future politics. We then segue to Lord James and his rant about "Foundation X", suggesting that this hoax is another aspect of the globalist agenda.

Nov 13 09:22

The Obama Administration: Covering up Old Crimes While Committing New Ones

Justice and accountability for the crimes of the Bush regime and the Obama administration have been denied once again this week by Obama’s Department of Justice (DOJ). On November 09, 2010 Special Federal Prosecutor John Durham made it clear that he will not bring criminal charges against any of the CIA personnel involved in the destruction of videotapes depicting the torture of alleged "terrorists."

The Obama administration is now covering up the cover up of torture crimes.

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With this President, "hope and change" morphed into "shock and awe" faster than the speed of light.

Nov 13 09:19

Allawi: 'Power-sharing is dead now'

Former Iraqi Prime Minister Ayad Allawi offered Friday a grim prediction for the future of Iraq's government a day after leading his Iraqiya bloc's walkout from parliament in a dramatic display of unhappiness with a power-sharing agreement that had been forged earlier in the week.

"We think the concept of power-sharing is dead now," the secular Shiite told CNN. "It's finished."

Nov 13 09:16

Khadr’s Coerced Confession

The boy’s treatment after capture didn’t improve. Our rulers imprisoned him at Gitmo as an "enemy combatant." This totally unconstitutional, politically convenient category allows the Feds to play games with words and men’s lives by denying that prisoners of war are in fact prisoners of war. The prize? Since "combatants" aren’t POWs, the Feds may ignore international treaties and inflict such atrocities as torture.

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The US has now institutionalized both torture, and indefinite detention.

Having established both, there is now no guarantee that this same government will not visit these processes on American citizens who simply have a logical disagreement with policies of this government.

Nov 13 09:10

Drug expert claims David Kelly was murdered as he could not have taken overdose

Dr Andrew Watt, an experienced clinical pharmacologist, says he has told Thames Valley Police it is not possible Dr Kelly could have swallowed more than a ‘safe’ dose of two coproxamol tablets because there was so little in his system after death.

Nov 13 09:09

Austerity Britain? Residents' fury as council spends £7,500 'blinging up' mayor's gold chain

A Tory-run council has been slammed for spending more than £7,500 to add gold links to the mayor's chain.

Tonbridge and Malling Borough Council in Kent splashed out a total of £7,552.81 to pay for the additional links of the official chain of office.

Nov 13 09:08

THE Catholic Church is not a profit-making machine

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Then why was Calvi left swinging from Blackfriars Bridge?

Nov 13 09:08

Asian Powers Are Starting to Call the Shots, and the US Can't Do Anything About It

Blocked from major new domestic initiatives by a Republican victory in the midterm elections, President Barack Obama promptly lit out for Asia, a far more promising arena. That continent, after all, is rising, and Obama is eager to grasp the golden ring of Asian success.

Beyond being a goodwill ambassador for ten days, Obama is seeking sales of American-made durable and consumer goods, weapons deals, an expansion of trade, green energy cooperation, and the maintenance of a geopolitical balance in the region favorable to the United States. Just as the decline of the American economy hobbled him at home, however, the weakness of the United States on the world stage in the aftermath of Bush-era excesses has made real breakthroughs abroad unlikely.

Nov 13 08:56

The Guillotine Outside of France

Although the guillotine has never been used in the United States as a legal method of execution (it had been considered in the 19th century before the electric chair), in 1996 Georgia state legislator Doug Teper proposed the guillotine as a replacement for the electric chair as the state's method of execution to enable the convicts to act as organ donors.

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Not even the Israelis would want a liver from a US Congresscritter!

Nov 13 08:56

Monetary Stalemate: Quantitative Easing Won't Work

Mr. Bernanke’s new round of debt buying has upset nations worldwide, yields in the US fell and the stock market rose, as did gold, silver and commodities.

QE2 won’t work and everyone in the beltway knows that, just like eight years ago they knew Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac were broke and that they would be nationalized at taxpayer expense. The problems won’t be fixed – they will just get worse as we head for QE3. That’s because there is no solution short of purging the system, which they know has to be done in time.

Nov 13 08:47

READER ARTWORK - ATTACK OF THE BODY SCANNERS!

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And a really large size version for printing is HERE

Nov 13 08:44

KBR knew of Oregon soldiers' exposure to cancer-causing hexavalent chromium in Iraq

Documents exchanged in an Oregon lawsuit suggest that Kellogg, Brown and Root managers had medical tests proving workers at an Iraqi water treatment plant had "significant exposure" to a cancer-causing chemical, and managers worried about KBR's liability as a result.

The minutes of an Oct. 2, 2003 meeting about blood and urine tests from workers at the Qarmat Ali plant contradicts KBR's long-standing claims that there was no medical evidence of harm.

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KBR should be paying damages to these vets at the highest level permissible by law.

But once that happens, our military personnel should never be put in these situations in the first place, ever again.

Nov 13 08:38

This is what awaits your daughters, sisters, and granddaughters in US airports

Time to man up.

Your family, friends, neighbors, employees, relatives,and fellow travelers are being molested and sexually assaulted by TSA employees under cover of "law."

Time to stop flying and tell the chicken shit executives of the airline and travel industry why.

Time also to investigate Michael Chertoff and ask why he was allowed to start this program as head of Homeland Security and then personally profit from them he left office.

Nov 13 08:37

A Molecular Link Between the Active Component of Marijuana and Alzheimer's Disease Pathology

Alzheimer's disease is the leading cause of dementia among the elderly, and with the ever-increasing size of this population, cases of Alzheimer's disease are expected to triple over the next 50 years. Consequently, the development of treatments that slow or halt the disease progression have become imperative to both improve the quality of life for patients as well as reduce the health care costs attributable to Alzheimer's disease. Here, we demonstrate that the active component of marijuana, ?9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), competitively inhibits the enzyme acetylcholinesterase (AChE) as well as prevents AChE-induced amyloid ?-peptide (A?) aggregation, the key pathological marker of Alzheimer's disease.

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If you can remember the word "Alzheimer's", you don't have it.

But I'm not taking any chances!

Nov 13 08:33

U.S. trial unlikely for 9/11 suspect Mohammed: report

The self-proclaimed mastermind of the September 11, 2001, attacks probably will remain in military detention without trial for the foreseeable future, The Washington Post reported on Saturday, citing Obama administration officials.

The administration has concluded that it cannot put Khalid Sheikh Mohammed on trial in federal court in New York City because of opposition from members of Congress and local officials, the Post said.

There is also little support within the administration for a military prosecution at the U.S. naval base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, over concerns it would alienate liberal supporters, the paper reported.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

By refusing to try this case (which would probably come apart at the seams under the normal process of American jurisprudence), the US government has institutionalized indefinite detention without trial, just as it has previously institutionalized torture.

And the big ugly stink it appears no one wants to deal with in this case (which is why this guy may rot at Gitmo for the rest of his life), is that Mohammed's "confession" was elicited under torture.

As reported on 23 March, 2007 at:

http://www.craigmurray.org.uk/archives/2007/03/cia_torture_and.html

"In the case of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, it appears that with torture you can get someone to confess to masterminding the entire al-Qaeda attack on the United States. Senior FBI officials are questioning some of Sheikh Mohammed's assertions of guilt and remind us of the FBI's concern about torture techniques used by both the CIA and the US military on prisoners in Afghanistan, Iraq and Guantanamo, techniques that can elicit confessions just to get the torturers to stop."

Citing the "Laws of War" as an excuse for indefinite detention doesn't work at all in the case of Khalid Mohammed, because, according to the Constitution, only Congress can declare war. Congress did no such thing before the invasions and occupations of Iraq and Afghanistan.

Also, under the rules of law, there is no such thing as an "enemy combatant"; that is something the previous administration made up out of thin air!

There are only prisoners of war, and these prisoners of war should be dealt with under the provisions of the Geneva
Accords, to which the US is still (at least on paper) a signatory.

The US government officials aren't afraid of some terrorist act happening because such a trial would go forward; it is terrified that because Mohammed's confession was obtained under torture, it would be immediately thrown out under normal judicial procedure.

Nov 13 08:27

The Demons Among us at the Cannibal Feast

We’ve heard that evil destroys itself. That implies that components within the schematic are in opposition to other components in terms of intention and agenda. You can think of evil as something like cancer, where the host body is attacked by elements which compose it. Ergo, you get people like Glenn Beck attacking George Soros. A representative of Little Georgie Sorrows told Glenn Beck that he was hurting Georgie’s business. The implication of a dead fish coming in a UPS truck is not to be missed.

Nov 13 08:26

George Bush Book 'Decision Points' Lifted From Advisers' Books

Crown also got a mash-up of worn-out anecdotes from previously published memoirs written by his subordinates, from which Bush lifts quotes word for word, passing them off as his own recollections. He took equal license in lifting from nonfiction books about his presidency or newspaper or magazine articles from the time. Far from shedding light on how the president approached the crucial "decision points" of his presidency, the clip jobs illuminate something shallower and less surprising about Bush's character: He's too lazy to write his own memoir.

Nov 13 08:21

'Touchdown Jesus' statue in Ohio destroyed by lightning

Monroe fire officials set damage at $700,000 after lightning struck and burned down a 62-foot-high Jesus Christ statue and an adjacent amphitheater at Solid Rock Church late Monday.

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Too much touching down there!

Nov 13 08:19

CNBC - Get Ready for the Great MERS Whitewash Bill

Now it appears that Congress may attempt to prevent any MERS meltdown from occurring. MERS is owned by all the biggest banks, and they certainly do not want it to be sunk by huge fines. Investors in mortgage-backed securities also do not want to see the value of their bonds sink because of doubts about the ownership of the underlying mortgages.

So it looks like the stage may be set for Congress to pass a bill that would limit MERS exposure on the recording fee issue and perhaps retroactively legitimate mortgage transfers conducted through MERS private database.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The Congress is about to legalize land-snatching!

Nov 13 08:14

MANY AMERICAN JEWS UNWILLING TO HEAR THE TRUTH ABOUT ISRAEL

While official Jewish groups have declined my invitation to speak, they have sent emissaries to my events. These young college students attend the lectures not to hear the experiences of one of their own but rather to raise prepared questions about the ‘security component” of Israel’s separation wall. Their eyes often show fatigue from the weight of nationalist rhetoric which had been pumped into their minds from an early age as they repeat the mantra that the wall makes Israel secure.

Nov 13 08:12

RACISM IS TURNING ISRAEL INTO A ‘HOLY, TICKING BOMB’

The city is roiling: It recently hosted an “emergency conference” of 18 rabbis and 400 of their followers on this issue. There was an armed attack on an Arab student apartment. A Jewish legal ruling was handed down by the city’s chief rabbi, Shmuel Eliyahu. Mayor Ilan Shohat and veteran resident Eliyahu Tzvieli, who rented an apartment to Bedouin students, have received threats. The message is: Arabs, go home.

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Nov 13 08:09

Two Georgia banks closed to push total to 146

Regulators closed three banks in the United States on Friday, bringing the number of closures this year to 146.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

You cannot look at numbers like this and say the words "economic recovery" with a straight face.

Nov 13 08:09

REUNITING LOVE ACROSS THE BORDER

Yesterday my mother crossed the Allenby bridge, from the West Bank to Jordan, to see my father in Amman. What makes this banal act unusual is that she had to wait almost a year to be finally granted permission to cross the border.

Nov 13 08:08

NETANYAHU: CHAMP OR CHUMP?

The Israeli premier ignored the tens of thousands of Israeli settler units built illegally according to international law in the occupied Palestinian territories, and the hundreds of thousands of Israeli Jewish citizens successive Israeli governments transferred to the West Bank to live on land that belongs to other people. In fact, instead of addressing the real problems stemming from the crippling impact of settlement expansion on an already moribund peace process, Netanyahu found an easy and comfortable red herring in the Iranian issue, urging the US to resort to the threat of force to make the Iranians rethink their alleged nuclear programme.

Nov 13 08:06

QE2 may accelerate wane of U.S. dollar as world's reserve currency

Experts say that even if the U.S. has the right in rolling out domestic policies to drive growth, it still should consider the "spill-over" effects the policies may have on other economies.

They say the second round of the quantitative easing, known as QE2, may further weaken the dollar, drive up oil and commodity prices and exacerbate inflation.

"In addressing its domestic problems, the U.S., however, brings problems for other countries," said Zhuang Jian, a senior economist with the Asian Development Bank.

Nov 13 08:04

FLASHBACK - Israeli agents accused of creating fake al-Qaeda cell

A senior Palestinian security official says his services have uncovered an Israeli plot to create a fake al-Qaeda cell in the Gaza Strip, a charge Israel has dismissed as absurd.

The head of preventive security in Gaza, Rashid Abu Shbak, said Israeli agents posing as operatives of al-Qaeda recruited Palestinians in the Gaza Strip.

"Over the past nine months we've been investigating eight [such] cases," Mr Abu Shbak said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Posted just because the media is waving yet a new Al Qaeda boogeyman at us all.

Nov 13 07:59

EU Sets Date For Iran Nuclear Talks

The European Union has agreed to meet Iran to begin long-stalled talks on its controversial nuclear programme, EU officials have said.

The EU has accepted the date of 5 December put forward by the Iranians earlier this week, but a venue has yet to be agreed.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Watch for the US to set terms even more unacceptable to Iran than they were originally to make sure these meetings go nowhere, if in fact the meetings do happen.

Nov 13 07:52

Ayad Allawi puts Iraq power-sharing deal at risk

Iraq's attempt at a government power-sharing deal seems immediately imperilled after Ayad Allawi led his group of MPs from a parliamentary session that had just convened after eight months of deadlock.

The buildup to Friday's sitting had been mired in uncertainty and brinkmanship on all sides, but a mass walkout after all 325 members had finally assembled was in nobody's script.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

More "progress" on the political front in Iraq, I see.

Nov 13 07:49

Dept of Justice Declares: Murdering US Citizens Is A “Political Question” Not Subject To Judicial Review...

The Department of Justice, which routinely frames and railroads the innocent, argued in US Federal Court on November 8 of this year that the US government, if approved by the president, could murder anyone it wishes, anywhere it wishes, citizens or noncitizens, at will. All that is required is that the government declare, without evidence, charges, trial, jury conviction or any of the due process required by the US Constitution, that the government suspects the murdered person or persons to be a “threat.”

Nov 13 07:02

Penny-pinching consumers cutting cable, cell service

Bob Patterson
Yahoo News

Generic brands, brown-bag lunches, and fewer trips to the beauty salon are three of the top ways U.S. consumers are looking to save money, according to a recent survey. Look a little further down the list, though, and you'll find that more and more Americans are also cutting back on their cable TV and cell phone service.

Nov 13 06:24

Israeli Settlers Threaten Sheikh Jarrah

A predominantly East Jerusalem Arab neighborhood, it's home to about 2,800 Palestinians as well as diplomatic missions and well-known landmarks. However, because of its strategic location, settlers want it, and have encroached for years. So far, over 60 Palestinian families have been dispossessed. Another 500 are at risk. What began incrementally has now intensified through forced evictions, at times involving home demolitions and state-sponsored violence. Sheikh Jarrah areas below have been especially affected.

Nov 13 06:22

Eroding Conditions for Israeli Arabs

Israel governs mirror opposite, disdaining anyone not Jewish, largely denying them any rights, while increasing harsh levels of persecution, especially against unwanted Arabs. As a result, today's reality is lawless discrimination, at times erupting in violence, injuries and deaths.

Arab citizens are increasingly persecuted because Israel won't "hesitate to employ lethal violence against" them on any pretext or none whatever. With no accountability or prosecutions, Muslims are unsafe, knowing their government is the enemy, not protector of their rights.

Nov 13 05:42

China leads attack on US at G20 summit

THE world's 20 biggest rich and emerging economies intensified a war of words yesterday as they headed into a summit devoted to correcting huge distortions in the global economy.

Having long chafed at US criticism of its currency policy, China has turned the tables with its own denunciations after the US Federal Reserve instituted a $US600 billion attempt to reflate the US economy.

Backed by Germany, Brazil and other G20 powers, China accuses the US of forcing the dollar down to trade its way back to prosperity, and says this could trigger a 1930s-style trade war if other countries respond in kind.

Nov 13 05:26

IS THE AMERICAN PUBLIC ABOUT TO TOSS ISRAEL?

opinion analysts, like the 2009 Zogby International poll of American attitudes toward Israelis and Palestinians, express surprise with what they are learning from the American public and detect significant changes in American public attitudes favoring US disengagement from Israel Franklin Lamb Beirut Exclusive to Al Manar Ever so slowly over the past two decades

Nov 13 03:31

Murdoch drums up "war" where propaganda collides with truth

He seems desperate to divert attention from the mounting resentment around the world towards Israel. But his threadbare argument collapses straightaway because no distinction is made between criminal Israelis and Jews generally. The one remains carefully hidden behind the other.

Nov 13 02:44

US-China currency war

China holds all those dollars while the US holds the key to what they will be worth. It is a Mexican stand-off in which we could all be hurt.

The upside is that all the [G-20] players in Seoul have read the textbooks and know what they ought to do to avoid repeating the 1930s, which – I can't stress this enough – ended in world war as the default remedy for a crippling Great Depression.

Nov 13 01:02

Flashback 9/11: Let Me Know When You See Fire

LET ME KNOW WHEN YOU SEE FIRE - the flaming inferno is mind control
ae911truth
Listen to the final moments of the daring rescue efforts of the New York City Fire Department operating in the South Tower of the World Trade Center moments before it suddenly exploded into oblivion. This is the biggest conflict of evidence of all: Either there were emergency teams operating in the building or there was a tremendous raging inferno. The two are mutually exclusive possibilities.

Nov 13 00:49

IS THE AMERICAN PUBLIC ABOUT TO TOSS ISRAEL ?

By Franklin Lamb
Exclusive to Al Manar

Some opinion analysts, like the 2009 Zogby International poll of American attitudes toward Israelis and Palestinians, express surprise with what they are learning from the American public and detect significant changes in American public attitudes favoring US disengagement from Israel.

Ever so slowly over the past two decades, and gaining momentum since the April 2002 Israeli destruction of the West Bank town of Jenin, American attitudes toward Israel appear to be changing according to some public opinion analysts.

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