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Jan 10 22:12

Why Do So Few Speak Up for Gaza?

The basic argument is that Palestinian terrorists represented by Hamas are given to an irrational hatred of Jews so profound that it invalidates their movement, even when they win elections. That was not the view of the Israeli security service when it earlier supported Hamas as the alternative to the then dreaded PLO. Also, history is replete with examples of terrorists becoming statesmen, even within the early ranks of Jews fighting to establish the state of Israel.

Jan 10 21:40

In Fraud We Trust

The United States of America continues their self-serving, fraudulent and surreptitious interventions in the global energy and precious metals markets today. It’s economic warfare. Maintenance of global U.S. Dollar hegemony requires this

Jan 10 18:57

Obama's first official travel will be to.....


Jan 10 18:49

Fake Truth - For Our Own Good?

"For the real environment is altogether too big, too complex, and too fleeting for direct acquaintance. ...we have to reconstruct it on a simpler model before we can manage with it." Essentially, in my view, Lippmann described the dumbing down, repackaging, and presentation of a reality by an elite group to the masses.

Jan 10 15:00

Obama is a sicko!

...and those who voted for him must feel so stupid.

Dinner Honoring McCain to Be Hosted by Obama

Saturday, January 10, 2009; 2:30 PM

President-elect Barack Obama will host a dinner honoring Sen. John McCain, the Republican he tromped in the election, the night before his inauguration, the Presidential Inaugural Committee announced yesterday, saying the gesture demonstrates Obama's "commitment to bridging the bipartisan divide."

The dinner will be one of a series that night: Gen. Colin Powell and Vice President-elect Joe Biden also will be feted.

"In these times of great challenge and great change, leadership requires rising above the same old narrow partisanship," Obama said on the PIC Web site. "Each of these distinguished Americans has spent his life in service to his country, at each and every moment placing the interests of America before issues of political party."

Jan 10 14:48

Israeli War Crimes

There is no way any rational person could view these attacks as anything but a war of aggression resulting in the indiscriminate murder of innocent Gazan civilians. These are war crimes. Period.

Jan 10 14:39

Police investigate death of teen Tasered

Wray Tasered and handcuffed the 17-year-old, according to the press release. Minutes later, the boy, whose name has not been not released, was unresponsive.

Jan 10 14:12

BART murder/riot indicates planned violence

Jan 8, 2009 1:38 pm US/Pacific
Inside The Oakland Riot: A First-Hand Account
Eye On Blogs: Post Your Comments, Reactions To Joe's Riot Account

You've heard of a mob mentality. Well, I've just seen it in action.
Wednesday night's riot in Oakland developed quickly like a spark into a wildfire, and I was right in the middle of it.
It started with a peaceful demonstration at the Fruitvale BART station. Hundreds of demonstrators carried signs, shouted into megaphones and voiced their opinions.
Suddenly, a large segment of the crowd started walking off.

"Suddenly, a protester pointed at a police car. Someone started cursing at the officers who were standing behind it. The crowd surged. They rolled up a dumpster and set it on fire. It escalated. Someone else threw rocks; breaking the windshield. Traffic piled up and officers started shouting to the drivers, "Roll up your windows!"

Jan 10 14:09

Hamas rejects the peace plan manipulated by U.S. and European Union to save Israel

Hamas and Palestinian resistance organizations on Tuesday broke a diplomatic operated by the U.S., EU and Arab allies of the Zionism in the UN aimed at establishing a truce favorable to the aims of Israel "victorious" retreat from the Strip Gaza, where its troops are already bogged down and suffering heavy casualties until now hidden by the Jewish military.

Jan 10 13:26

The Fed's Bubble Trouble - Peter Schiff

A few weeks ago when the Fed announced a strategy designed to bring down long-term interest and home mortgage rates through unlimited Treasury bond purchases, government debt staged a spectacular rally. To the unschooled market observer, the spike may be difficult to understand. After all, why would the value of Treasury bonds rise while their underlying credit quality is deteriorating faster than Bernie Madoff's social schedule? The move is actually a perfect illustration of the tried and true Wall Street strategy of "buy the rumor and sell the fact".

Jan 10 12:01

Israel tells Gazans to brace for war escalation

Israel pounded rocket sites and tunnels Saturday while its planes dropped leaflets warning of an escalation, and Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas predicted a "waterfall of blood" unless all parties adhere to the U.N.'s call for a durable cease-fire.

(Headline Translation: Israel tells Gazans to get out of "Israel's" land)

Jan 10 11:03

BART shooting - looks like murder

I cannot fathom how the police get away with this. I am surprised the crowd didn't turn on them.

Jan 10 10:59

I Want My Bailout Money

U.S. Treasury officials and Federal Reserve officials have conspired to steal trillions of dollars from everyday Americans by creating insane quantities of new money and handing it over to their rich, incompetent banker friends. It is one of the greatest financial cons ever perpetrated in human history, and yet few people seem to understand what's actually going on.

Jan 10 10:54

Police Tasered and Beat Man to Death

“after he was tased and handcuffed, one officer used a football-type kick and stomped him in the head.”

Jan 10 09:47

God Bless Naomi Klein: Enough. It's time for a boycott

It's time. Long past time. The best strategy to end the increasingly bloody occupation is for Israel to become the target of the kind of global movement that put an end to apartheid in South Africa.

Jan 10 09:37

Bury the Obama Plan | and all future bailouts. THEY DO NOT WORK!

Congress.org | We Don't Need a Stimulus Package - Do This Instead


President-elect Barack Obama proposed a stimulus package of $800 billion. The proposed package consists of $300 billion in tax cuts and $500 billion in spending.

(Link allows you to write your Congress-Critters.)

Jan 10 05:43

Israel Is Committing War Crimes WSJ

Israel's current assault on the Gaza Strip cannot be justified by self-defense. Rather, it involves serious violations of international law, including war crimes. Senior Israeli political and military leaders may bear personal liability for their offenses, and they could be prosecuted by an international tribunal, or by nations practicing universal jurisdiction over grave international crimes. Hamas fighters have also violated the laws of warfare, but their misdeeds do not justify Israel's acts.

Jan 10 04:00

Did We Just Have Our i-911... And Is An i-Patriot Act On It's Way?

Former Counter Terrorism Czar Richard Clarke told a leading expert on internet free speech, Stanford law professor Lawrence Lessig, that there was going to be an "i-9/11", in other words, an electronic terrorist act, and an "i-Patriot Act" to crack down on freedoms on the Internet under the guise of protecting against such threats:

There’s going to be an i-9/11 event. Which doesn’t necessarily mean an Al Qaeda attack, it means an event where the instability or the insecurity of the internet becomes manifest during a malicious event which then inspires the government into a response. You’ve got to remember that after 9/11 the government drew up the Patriot Act within 20 days and it was passed.

Jan 10 03:48

'Iran aid ship nearing Gaza'

An Iranian ship carrying humanitarian aid for Palestinians is scheduled to arrive at the port of Gaza in the coming days, a report says.

The ship, which carries medicine and foods, has passed through the Suez Canal and awaits for legal permissions to enter Gaza, IRIB reported.

According to the report, it is likely that the ship will dock at the port of Gaza on Saturday.

Jan 10 03:29

Israel once again strikes a blow against peace

The United States has provided a $3 billion annual subsidy to Israel since its creation 60 years ago. Moreover, the consistent U.S. government position has been that Israel can do no wrong.

With such carte blanche, the Israeli government has been able to brazenly attack Lebanon in 2006 and kill more than 1,000 Lebanese people, most of them innocent civilians. It also destroyed much of the economic infrastructure of all of Lebanon under the guise of attacking Hezbollah in southern Lebanon.

The same strategy is being followed against the Palestinians in Gaza. It is immoral and illegal, according to international law, for anyone to kill innocent civilians and to impose collective retribution.