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May 24, 2010

May 24 09:18

POTENTIAL TROPICAL SYSTEM FORMING EAST OF BAHAMAS.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Just add oil ...

May 24 09:18

Drones and Democracy

The social worker recalled arriving at a home that was hit, in Miranshah, at about 9:00 PM, close to one year ago. The house was beside a matchbox factory, near the degree college. The drone strike had killed three people. Their bodies, carbonized, were fully burned. They could only be identified by their legs and hands. One body was still on fire when he reached there. Then he learned that the charred and mutilated corpses were relatives of his who lived in his village, two men and a boy aged seven or eight. They couldn't pick up the charred parts in one piece. Finding scraps of plastic, they transported the body parts away from the site. Three to four others joined in to help cover the bodies in plastic and carry them to the morgue.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The Pakistani government and military, working in tandem with the US (for which, by they way, they have been handsomely compensated with your tax dollars), has declared a war against its own people.

Insurgency looks attractive when corruption, coupled with grinding poverty, and a completely non-responsive central government, become a deadly combination which creates all-consuming hatred of that government.

And that hatred can only result in one ultimate outcome, no matter how strong that country's military may be, and that is the destruction of that government.

These "armchair", extrajudicial assassinations the US is doing in Pakistan will ultimately create this result.

If chaos and the complete destabilization of Pakistan is what the US wants, then it is absolutely "on target" for accomplishing this.

May 24 09:15

Canadian Government Pays Organization To Troll Political Chat Forums

The next time you struggle to comprehend how someone could spend their time trolling the Internet in order to defend and downplay whatever government cover-up or abuse is in the news this week, consider the fact that they may be on a government payroll.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Hardly a new phenomenon. The US has been doing it ever since the days of USENET!

May 24 09:13

Frustration mounting over BP delays, lack of progress

On a Sunday of expanding coastal destruction from the Gulf oil disaster and little progress in containing it, frustrations bubbled to the surface from local and state leaders in Venice to federal officials in Houston and Washington, D.C.

Parish leaders and Gov. Bobby Jindal emerged from an afternoon strategy session at a Venice fishing harbor to complain about a lack of urgency from federal agencies and BP to address the oil washing into coastal marshes day after day.

Jindal said he supported a decision by local and Jefferson Parish leaders on Grand Isle on Saturday to commandeer about 30 fishing vessels that BP had commissioned but hadn't deployed to lay down protective boom as the oil came ashore.



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May 24 09:12

Italy suspends mark-to-market accounting on eurozone bonds

The Bank of Italy Tuesday said Italian lenders holding European government bonds in their available-for-sale portfolio don’t have to take into account possible capital gains or losses on them, in a move to safeguard capital ratios.

The decision came after volatility on European government bonds skyrocketed in recent weeks following several rating agencies downgrades, temporarily affecting the capital ratios of Italian, as well as other European, banks.

According to Italian securities laws Italian banks must deduct all the losses linked to the value of those bonds, but can only partially book capital gains.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Mark-to-market accounting was what allowed ENRON to post profits that did not actually exist in order to run up their stock prices.

May 24 09:09

Wetlands cleanup may be impossible

Also on Saturday, BP told federal regulators it plans to stick with the main chemical dispersant it's been spraying in the open Gulf to break up oil before it reaches the surface. The Environmental Protection Agency had directed the company to look for less toxic alternatives. But BP said in a letter to the EPA that Corexit 9500, one of the chief agents used, "remains the best option for subsea application."

May 24 09:08

Burden of Irish debt could yet eclipse that of Greece

What will sink us, unfortunately but inevitably, are the huge costs of the September 2008 bank bailout, writes MORGAN KELLY

May 24 09:07

European bank jitters as Spain steps in to save Cajasur

Investors are braced for fresh turbulence in European bank shares after Spain's authorities stepped in to rescue Cajasur, one of the country's largest regional lenders.



May 24 09:07

30,000 in NJ protest state budget cuts

A crowd estimated at 30,000 to 35,000 people gathered Saturday near New Jersey's Statehouse to protest Gov. Chris Christie's proposed budget cuts.

May 24 09:03

Former vicar admits child sex assaults

A former vicar jailed for possessing thousands of child porn images admitted today a string of child sex assault charges days before his release from prison.

Richard Hart, 60, of Beguildy, near Knighton, mid Wales, admitted nine counts of sexually assaulting a schoolgirl over a prolonged period from April 2000.

During a brief appearance at Merthyr Crown Court he also admitted one count of inciting a child to commit an act of gross indecency.

Hart, a father-of-five and former priest-in-charge of four south Powys parishes, was charged with the offences while in prison in March.

May 24 09:02

Israel's Vanunu sent back to jail

Mordechai Vanunu, the Israeli former nuclear technician who gained fame for serving 18 years for disclosing atomic secrets to a British newspaper, has begun a three-month jail sentence for violating the terms of his release, judicial sources have said.

May 24 08:59

Daily Presidential Tracking Poll

The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Monday shows that 25% of the nation's voters Strongly Approve of the way that Barack Obama is performing his role as president. Forty-three percent (43%) Strongly Disapprove, giving Obama a Presidential Approval Index rating of -18 (see trends).

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Obama headed to being a one-term President .... absent a world war, of course!



May 24 08:56

Supreme Court to review case of Texas death row inmate who wants DNA testing

The Supreme Court has agreed to decide whether a Texas death row inmate should have access to evidence for DNA testing that he says could clear him of three murders.

The justices said Monday they will use the case of Hank Skinner to decide whether prison inmates may use a federal civil rights law to do DNA testing that was not performed prior to their conviction.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The circumstantial evidence in this case appears to be very strong against the convicted defendant.

However, that being said,DNA testing should be used in all murder trials, to avoid the possibility of false conviction, imprisonment and execution.

The number of people exonerated by DNA evidence should be a colossal embarrassment for both state and federal justice systems, and the use of such testing should be a standard procedure in all murder cases.

May 24 08:49

Is “Elie Wiesel” His Real Name?

It may well be that Elie Wiesel is not who he says he is and he may also be a plagiarist and he is almost certainly a liar. This is all in addition to the fact that he is a Palestinian-hating bigot. No doubt all of these fine attributes contributed to his getting the Nobel Prize for Peace – very possibly the most disgusting award ever created. Oh, Obama got one of those too. Proves my point.

May 24 08:47

S.Korea cuts trade, sea lanes with North

South Korea Monday halted trade with North Korea as part of a package of reprisals for the sinking of one of its warships, drawing strong US support but threats of attack from the communist state.

President Lee Myung-Bak also banned the North's merchant ships from South Korean waters and said Seoul would refer the March 26 attack -- which killed 46 sailors -- to the United Nations Security Council for punishment.

In a nationally televised address, a sombre-looking Lee vowed an immediate military response to any future aggression.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Although this move is infinitely more symbolic than real, in terms of the actual amount of trade which really goes on between the two Koreas, it unfortunately sets the stage for some kind of (perhaps second) false flag action to really kick the region into a state of war.

May 24 08:37

MIT Team Unveils Airplane that Uses 70 Percent Less Fuel

Today a team of researchers at MIT unveiled their latest feat of engineering — an airplane that uses 70% less fuel than conventional aircraft. The MIT team was one of six groups — and the only university led team — across the US chosen by NASA to help redesign current aircraft to increase fuel efficiency, lower emissions and allow planes to take off on shorter runways. The team accomplished all of NASA's set goals with their innovative D-series plane, lovingly referred to as the "double bubble".




May 24 08:29

Obama tells military: prepare for North Korea aggression

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"We gotta butt-fuck someone to distract the masses from the oil disaster, the economic disaster, and the wars we are already in that are a disaster, so Korea gets an ass-whupping!" -- Official White Horse Souse

May 24 08:25

The Toronto G20 Police State Crackdown

It appears as if the G20 summit in Toronto is shaping up to be a showdown between anarchists and police. Caught in the middle of the security circus are local residents. If there is violence and property damage, peaceful protesters will also be demonized. The recent bombing of a bank, perpetrated by a so-called anarchist group, has given an excuse to enact more police state measures during the summit. The curious timing of the attack emphasizes the threat of terrorism and further justifies the huge security apparatus being assembled.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This FFFC-Ottawa reads like another phony manufactured "terror" group created by the government to justify police-state measures.

May 24 08:23

GCC hails Tehran Nuclear Declaration

The [Persian] Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) has hailed Tehran’s nuclear declaration brokered by Brazil and Turkey as a positive step towards resolving Iran’s nuclear issue.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Yeah, but you guys don't count! -- official White Horse Souse

May 24 08:17

A Modest Proposal for President Obama

A remarkable thing is happening – a thing of beauty and courage. In the same waters where the air and naval forces of the criminal state of Israel murdered thirty-four US sailors and wounded over 170 more – and nearly 43 years to the date of that fateful attack – nine ships forming what is called “The Freedom Flotilla” are well on their way to heading to Gaza to break the Israeli blockade.



May 24 08:00

Iran positive detained Americans spies

Iranian Intelligence Minister Heydar Moslehi says Tehran is positive that the three US citizens arrested last July near the Iraq border are spies

May 24 07:59

Yemeni Tribesmen Kidnap U.S. Couple Near Sanaa

SANAA (Reuters) - Armed Yemeni tribesmen kidnapped two U.S. tourists, a husband and wife, near the Yemeni capital Sanaa on Monday and were demanding the release of a jailed relative, Yemeni security officials said.

May 24 07:47

Overheated Plants Cause Global Warming?

...Carbon dioxide is not just making the atmosphere trap more heat, they say. It also enables plants to absorb CO2 more efficiently, so they don’t have to open stomata (pores) in their leaves as much, and they evaporate less water.

That should be good news, as it enables plants to survive better under dry conditions, even in desert areas where they couldn’t before.

But the Carnegie folks turned this good news into bad, ominously saying the reduced evapotranspiration means plants don’t cool down as much, and that supposedly raises global temperatures slightly.

May 24 07:14

JEFF GATES : Is the “Times Square Terrorist” an Asset of Organized Crime?

When waging modern warfare, often the loudest sound is the one you don’t hear.

Why is no one reporting that “Faisal the Fizzler” is tied to Israeli-American Leon Black and Israel-dominated organized crime syndicates dating back to the 1920s? Why is no one reporting the ties to junk bond king and Israeli-American Michael Milken? How can Americans make informed choices without access to the real facts?

Faisal Sharzad—AKA The Times Square Fizzler—reportedly was trained by the “Pakistan Taliban” for a deadly deed that went horribly wrong.

Not only did he lock his keys in the car, including his apartment key, his Rube Goldberg contraption of alarm clocks, Walmart propane tanks and firecrackers failed to explode.



May 24 06:48

Nouriel Roubini - Double Dip Recession

May 24 06:48

Where’s the Land of Opportunity These Days?

Recent decades have witnessed an amazing shrinkage of the American manufacturing sector, from #1 in the world to virtual non-existence. Companies, taking advantage of cheaper labor costs abroad, have either outsourced some portion of the workforce or relocated their entire operations offshore. Remember the “great sucking sound” that Ross Perot claimed he could hear?

Well, today, if you listen, there’s a different, almost opposite sound in the air. Instead of American jobs going to lower-paid foreign workers, foreign workers are leaving America for better jobs. It’s happening, increasingly, among professionals who expatriated to the U.S. in search of the good life and have begun seeing better prospects back in their countries of origin......



May 24 06:47

US has approved 19 environmental drilling waivers since oil spill

On May 14, President Barack Obama announced that oil companies would no longer be given license to bypass environmental reviews of their drilling projects.

“We’re also closing the loophole that has allowed some oil companies to bypass some critical environmental reviews,” Obama said.

But in the month since the BP-run Deepwater Horizon (above right) exploded and collapsed into the sea, its drill site spewing an unending current of oil into the open ocean, the US government has granted at least 19 environmental waivers for gulf drilling projects and 17 drilling permits. Most are for deepwater drilling operations, similar to that conducted by the ill-fated rig.

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May 24 06:28

Poisoned PDFs? Here's Your Antidote

Here's the kicker: This embedded-file threat makes creative use of functionality built into the PDF standard. As such, it works not only on Adobe Reader but on other PDF readers, too, even if they're up-to-date. The makers of the Zeus Trojan horse are already using this new technique to spread their evil software.

May 24 06:22

DC Knows that Obama is Ineligible for Office

Members from all three branches of the Federal government already know that Barack Hussein Obama is ineligible for the office of President. National leaders, to include members of the US Supreme Court, already know that Barack Hussein Obama is not a “natural born citizen” of the United States of America, and therefore, is ineligible for the office he currently holds. (See JB’s new article on The Bottom Line on Natural Born Citizen)

What they don’t know is how long it will take for most Americans to figure it out, or what to do about it.



May 24 01:31

The Bottom Line on Natural Born Citizen

Does it matter? Does the “will of the people” trump the US Constitution via the outcome of an election which happened as a result of fraud, in which the candidate concealed the fact that he is not a “natural born citizen?”
Only the people can decide…

But I submit to every American the idea that if Article II—Section I of the US Constitution is no longer worthy of protection and preservation, then nothing in that document matters anymore.

If we fail to uphold Article II—Section I of the US Constitution, then we have failed to uphold, protect, preserve or defend any part of the US Constitution or the American way of life.

If the US Constitution no longer stands, then the United States of America no longer stands.

Is there a more pressing issue on the table today?

May 23, 2010

May 23 23:17

Turkish Vessel ‘Mavi Marmara’ Joins the ‘Freedom Flotilla’ on Way to Gaza

Turkish Aid Convoy, Sails Away today…

Turkish aid ships set sail for Gaza, thousands of well wishers turned up to bid the activists farewell

MICHAEL JANSEN – Jerusalem reports [http://www.irishtimes.com/]

TRIPLE-DECK Turkish ferry received a grand send-off on Saturday as it left Istanbul to join the Freedom Flotilla of passenger and cargo vessels seeking to break Israel’s four-year-old blockade of Gaza. Thousands of Turks cheered as white doves of peace fluttered overhead. The ferry is carrying 600 activists as well as tonnes of cement, medical equipment and school supplies for Gaza.

May 23 23:09

BREAKING NEWS : Australia Expels Israeli Diplomat Over Fake Passport Affair

By political correspondent Emma Rodgers : abc.net.au, news

The Federal Government is expelling an Israeli diplomat after it found Israel faked Australian passports that were used in a hit on a top Hamas leader in Dubai.

Foreign Minister Stephen Smith today condemned the fraud as “not the act of a friend” and a clear affront to Australia that cannot be tolerated.

“This is not what we expect from a nation with whom we have had such a close, friendly and supportive relationship,” he said.

In February several forged Australian passports were used in the assassination of Hamas leader Mahmoud al-Mabhouh.

Mr Smith confirmed investigations by Australian Federal Police, ASIO and ASIS showed Israel fabricated the passports of four Australians who also had Israeli nationality.

May 23 21:28

Georgian Deputy FM: ‘New Stage in Georgia-Iran Relations’

Bilateral relations between Iran and Georgia are entering [a] "new stage" and Tbilisi hopes ties will further deepen, Nino Kalandadze, the Georgian deputy foreign minister, said on May 22.

"Georgia is highly grateful to the Iranian authorities’ policy towards Georgia, which we deem as very reasonable and which involves unconditional support to Georgia’s sovereignty and territorial integrity," the Georgian Deputy Foreign Minister said.

Georgia and Iran are getting all "pally-pally" all of a sudden. Nothing to do with Georgia getting the cold shoulder from the Obama administration, I suppose?



May 23 21:07

Palin Accuses President Obama Of Being In Bed With Big Oil

Sometimes the Ditzy Red Head Makes Sense.

May 23 19:57

Australia expels Israeli diplomat over Dubai hit

Australia expels Israeli diplomat over Dubai hit
Reuters
33 mins ago
CANBERRA (Reuters) – Australia's government said on Monday it had ordered the expulsion of an Israeli diplomat over the use of fake passports in the assassination of a top Hamas militant in Dubai in January.
Foreign Minister Stephen Smith said an investigation had left no doubt that Israeli intelligence services had been behind the forgery of four Australian passports used by suspects in the killing of Mahmoud al-Mabhouh in a Dubai hotel room.
(Reporting by Rob Taylor; Editing by Ed Davies)

May 23 19:22

The Illusion of America’s Adversiarial Political System and Liberal and Conservative Movements

I was talking to a co-worker yesterday, who was listening to the President of Mexico denounce the United States over Arizona’s new immigration law over the radio, and I just couldn’t resist the temptation to test the racial waters by engaging him in conversation about politics...

May 23 18:30

CBS Threatened With Arrest For Taping The Oil Blowout

Seems Kind of odd to me. Why?



May 23 18:17

JAMES PETRAS : Latin America’s New Middle Class Rulers: Stabilization, Growth and Inequality

The revival of popular revolutionary movements begins by rejecting complicity with the new middle class rulers presiding over the new phase of state-private capitalist expansion.

Latin America’s current relations with the US as well as its present political and economic configuration can best be understood in the context of large scale changes over the past twenty years and the relative stability of the past five years.

May 23 17:55

Israelis asked to visit passport plant here before Dubai killing

By Sam Smyth

Three fraudulent Australian passports, four French, 12 British, one German and eight Irish passports were used in the killing.

ISRAELI officials asked to inspect the Dublin plant where security-enhanced passports are made — just a month before a Middle East assassination by agents using forged Irish documents.

A serious diplomatic incident was looming last night after a top-level report concluded that an Israeli intelligence agency forged the Irish passports used in the murder of a Hamas operative in Dubai in January.

The Department of Foreign Affairs believes that an Israeli state agency provided the eight forged Irish passports used by agents involved in the assassination of Mahmoud al-Mabhouh.

May 23 17:28

Possibly the best evidence of a bomb explosion before the first plane hit

This video may be some of the best possible evidence of bombs planted at the world trade towers.

May 23 17:26

Sarah Ferguson shamelessly plots to sell access to Prince Andrew for £500,000

The Duchess of York is "devastated" and "regretful" after newspaper claims she offered to sell access to ex-husband Prince Andrew



May 23 16:32

Israel demands world 'respond decisively' to North Korea nuclear test

"Israel expects the international community to respond decisively to the nuclear detonation by North Korea, so as to transmit an unambiguous message to other countries."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Clearly Israel has motive to trick the US into war with North Korea.

Of course it is interesting to note how Israel screams about North Korea's (and Iran's) nuclear weapons just as evidence surfaces probing Israel was offering to sell nuclear warheads to South Africa!

May 23 16:29

U.N. Command to probe investigation that blamed N. Korea for sinking ship

The United Nations Command said Friday that it will convene a special committee to review the investigation that concluded North Korea had torpedoed a South Korean patrol ship.

The review, initiated by the South Korean Defense Ministry, is in response to North Korea’s request to send its own team to investigate the wreckage, according to The Associated Press. The North has denied involvement since the sinking and has said repeatedly that continued accusations and condemnation could lead to war.

The U.N. Command’s Military Armistice Commission, which has overseen the truce between the two Koreas since the end of Korean War hostilities in 1953, would conduct a probe separate from the multinational investigation.

May 23 16:28

THE KOSHER NOSTRA GETS BUSTED IN LAS VEGAS

Much like the once-powerful La Cosa Nostra, Israeli crime families are known for committing acts of violence. Rival syndicates in Jerusalem and Tel Aviv fought for years, leaving a trail of blood all over Israel.

May 23 16:28

Revealed: how Israel offered to sell South Africa nuclear weapons

Secret South African documents reveal that Israel offered to sell nuclear warheads to the apartheid regime, providing the first official documentary evidence of the state's possession of nuclear weapons.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Book 'em, Danno!!!"



May 23 16:22

FLASHBACK - Israel sank a Japanese boat

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Israel has a long history of sinking other peoples' boats and then denying it happened.

May 23 16:09

Google refuses to rule out face recognition technology despite privacy rows

There are fears this technology could be added to the Google Goggles tool, which was launched last year. This currently allows people to search for inanimate objects, like the Eiffel Tower, on the internet by taking a picture of it on a mobile phone.

However, if combined with facial recognition software, customers could use it to identify strangers on the street.

In theory this could make it very easy to track someone's private information down just by taking a picture of them.

May 23 15:59

AT&T increasing early termination fee to $325

Considering a new smartphone contract and new phone with AT&T? Well, don’t even think about trying to end your contract early as the Early Termination Fee (ETF) is about to sky rocket.

Currently AT&T charge $175 for ETF, but from June 1 it is being increased to $325 for smartphones regardless of whether you are a new subscriber or renewing your contract.

May 23 15:56

X-51 ordinary-fuel scramjet to fly on Tuesday

'This will be as big as going from props to jets'


Thanks to those who just chipped in. We are good until July 1!!
"CC" your PayPal email bounced, so I am thanking you here!


May 23 15:53

GOP Blocks Oil Spill Liability Bill

Republicans for the second time blocked legislation that would increase oil companies' liability for oil spill damages, setting off criticism from Democrats seeking to make BP pay for the disastrous oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.) on Tuesday blocked a bill Democrats have put forward to raise the liability cap from $75 million to $10 billion.

May 23 15:48

'I wouldn't trust them with my hamster': Whistle blower lifts the lid on 'wildly successful' NHS trust

The targets say this is one of the best NHS trusts in the country. But this doctor has turned whistle blower to reveal a shockingly different picture...

May 23 14:23

EU's Carbon Trade system is based on 90% fraudulent transactions

And now, Thanks to Dodd's "Financial reform bill" we will now be seeing Fraudulent carbon trading/swapping transactions on the US stock exchange. That's right, Cap and Tax is finally about to be a true reality, thanks to Sen. Dodd's bill. The new bill not only makes the big banks on wall st. much more powerful and dangerous, but it also sets up a new type of CDO/CDS derivatives based system. They are called "Over the Counter Carbon Derivatives Swaps".

May 23 14:11

OLS - Global Catastrophe - Trail Of Tears - 2010



May 23 14:10

Humans vs NPS

People fighting environmental read more...extremist who stole their land.

May 23 14:08

Fact vs. Fiction on Today’s Economy

There is a lot of “noise” being tossed out by the politicos and their preferred pundits about how the U.S. economy is on the mend. Thus it is important to try and separate fact from fiction about where things really stand.

FICTION: Though sporadic, the U.S. economy will continue to improve.
FACT: The U.S. is headed for a currency crisis.

While having learned to cover their butts by adding some modest modifiers to their generally rosy forecasts, the administration’s shills (Geithner, Bernanke, Summers, et al.) are unified in telling us that the worst is over.....

May 23 13:54

Sinking of South Korean ship was a false flag operation

So a South Korean warship gets hit with a German torpedo and sinks. Conveniently North Korea gets blamed, even though they deny it and are being refused access to the “evidence”.

Well wouldn’t ya know it? As a result of the Korean “incident”, Hatoyama has suddenly decided to allow the U.S. to keep a key military base in Japan despite getting elected on a promise to force its closure.

May 23 13:41

MPAA Surely Has Better Things To Do

Oh no they didn't...

While U.S. men and women put their lives at risk in Iraq, the MPAA has queried the military about the pirating habits of the soldiers stationed there. A declassified document from United States Central Command confirms that the MPAA is fighting a war of its own in the Middle East, one against copyright infringing soldiers.

May 23 13:36

Die hard evil.

The White House continues to avoid discussing details on whether Democratic Rep. Joe Sestak was offered a job if he skipped the Pennsylvania Senate primary but spokesman Robert Gibbs said Sunday that lawyers reviewed conversations and found "nothing inappropriate."

May 23 13:23

Largest Israel Drill Begins; Official Says It May Determine Outcome of Next War

Israeli largest ever home front exercise began Sunday morning as part of the emergency authorities’ preparation for a number of possible scenarios, including an electronic attack against the Zionist entity.

The drill, code-named Turning Point 4, will simulate the firing of hundreds of missiles from different fronts. Similar, smaller-sized drills were conducted in 2009 and 2008.

May 23 13:21

Email From And More About Mordechai Vanunu

Mordechai Vanunu, the Israeli nuclear whistle blower is sent back to prison today for speaking to foreign media. Here is a mail he sent to Eileen Fleming before he was sent to jail

May 23 13:20

Another Example of "Helpful" Government

Given that this recession is to a significant degree the result of government intervention in the housing market, why anyone thought more of the same would be the cure is beyond me.

May 23 13:20

Israel's Permanent War On Palestine

The Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR) provides weekly snapshots of Israeli killings, targeted assassinations, arrests, home demolitions, destroyed farmland, assaults on peaceful protesters, community incursions, home invasions, and more besides full-scale attacks at its discretion - a decades-long onslaught against 1.5 million Gazans and over 2.5 million West Bank and East Jerusalem Palestinians.

May 23 12:36

Christians- Zionism’s Useful Idiots

You know the imagery– millions of Christians around the world have spontaneously disappeared - where did they go? Some say aliens, others terrorists. Now airplanes are plummeting to destruction, trains derailing, cars crashing, nuclear power plants are melting down and dumbfounded people staggering around in confusion looking for their children… Who unleashed this insanity on mankind?

My brother, who is an atheist, and I were watching TBN a while back and happened upon these images from Kirk Cameron’s blockbuster film, Left Behind. There were no shortages of side-splitting laughs.

May 23 11:48

U.S. senate votes to maintain big pharma's monopoly by blocking competitive imports

Other Senators charged that the real motive behind the claim of safety concerns was to preserve a recent deal between the White House and the pharmaceutical industry, in which the Pharmaceutical Research & Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) agreed to fund $80 billion worth of health care reform by accepting higher taxes and price agreements. According to a number of congressional staffers and pharmaceutical industry lobbyists, the deal included a verbal promise by President Obama to not support drug importation.

May 23 11:16

Conspiracy For Good member missing after video leak

When trying to question the famous violist, WME artist, member of Dave Stewart’s Rock Fabulous Orchestra and Factory Girl Ann Marie Calhoun about two highly controversial videos she posted on YouTube earlier this week, I found out that for a few days already Ann Marie is missing.

Ann Marie, who is also the spokeswoman of Conspiracy For Good, uploaded a confidential lobbyist video by the UK security company Blackwell Briggs onto YouTube after the video got leaked earlier this week.

May 23 10:53

Dead In The Water - The Sinking of the USS Liberty

During the Six-Day War, Israel attacked and nearly sank the USS Liberty belonging to its closest ally, the USA. Thirty-four American servicemen were killed in the two-hour assault by Israeli warplanes and torpedo boats. Israel claimed that the whole affair had been a tragic accident based on mistaken identification of the ship. The American government accepted the explanation. For more than 30 years many people have disbelieved the official explanation but have been unable to rebut it convincingly. Now, Dead in the Water uses startling new evidence to reveal the truth behind the seemingly inexplicable attack.

May 23 10:46

U.S. Implicates North Korean Leader in Attack

A new American intelligence analysis of a deadly torpedo attack on a South Korean warship concludes that Kim Jong-il, the ailing leader of North Korea, must have authorized the torpedo assault, according to senior American officials who cautioned that the assessment was based on their sense of the political dynamics there rather than hard evidence.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Translation: "We cannot prove it, you are just hereby ordered to think it!

PLEASE POST THE FOLLOWING EVERYWHERE THE "BLAME KOREA" STORIES POP UP.

Now that the UN is asking for a look at the evidence for the sinking, the US is admitting the torpedo debris from the sinking comes from a GERMAN torpedo, but we are supposed to somehow assume that a German torpedo still points the finger of blame at North Korea.

Pop Quiz, students; what nation gets their submarines (for free) from Germany and has a long history of using false flag dirty tricks to trick other nations into wars?

Hint: Think "USS Liberty", "Lavon Affair", and the Bombing of Libya!

HISTORICAL NOTES ON HOW TO START WARS WITH SINKING SHIPS.

President McKinley told the American people that the USS Maine had been sunk in Havana Harbor by a Spanish mine. The American people, outraged by this apparent unprovoked attack, supported the Spanish American War. The Captain of the USS Maine had insisted the ship was sunk by a coal bin explosion, investigations after the war proved that such had indeed been the case. There had been no mine.

FDR claimed Pearl Harbor was a surprise
attack. It wasn't.
The United States saw war with Japan as the means to get into war with Germany, which Americans opposed. So Roosevelt needed Japan to appear to strike first. Following an 8-step plan devised by the Office of Naval Intelligence, Roosevelt intentionally provoked Japan into the attack. Contrary to the official story, the fleet did not maintain radio silence, but sent messages intercepted and decoded by US intercept stations. Tricked by the lie
of a surprise attack, Americans marched off to war.

President Johnson lied about the
Gulf of Tonkin to send Americans off to fight in Vietnam.

There were no torpedoes in the water in the Gulf. LBJ took advantage of an inexperienced sonar man's report to goad Congress into escalating the Vietnam War.

Israel has a long history of sinking other peoples' boats and then denying it happened.

WE HAVE BEEN DOWN THIS ROAD BEFORE.

DO NOT GET SUCKERED!

THE US GOVERNMENT IS DESPERATE FOR A WAR TO DISTRACT FROM THE CRASHING ECONOMY, THE ALREADY-LOST WARS IN AFGHANISTAN AND IRAQ, THE GULF OIL DISASTER AND THE CORRUPTION OF WALL STREET.

May 23 10:41

Obama addresses West Point: Calls For New "International Order" aka New World Order

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Barack, Barack, Uber Alles!!!!"

May 23 10:35

Mearsheimer and the Right Wing of the Israeli Left

One of the first to criticize Professor Mearsheimer´s prediction is a the leading proponents of this group, those on the right side of “left”. In his article “Apartheid State or a Bi-national State”, Uri Avnery agrees with Mearsheimer´s position that inhuman Israeli politics are leading the way to an apartheid situation, but disagrees with his conclusion that it will eventually become a Bi-bational state. His main reason for this assumption is that the Jews and the Palestinians don’t want to live together, thus a two-state solution.

May 23 10:33

Mossad Does Interrogations in Iraqi Jails: Human Rights Group

The Arab Organization for Human Rights (AOHR) said on Saturday that Israel's intelligence agency Mossad is interrogating Arab prisoners in Iraqi jails.

May 23 10:30

Israel's Permanent War on Palestine

The Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR) provides weekly snapshots of Israeli killings, targeted assassinations, arrests, home demolitions, destroyed farmland, assaults on peaceful protesters, community incursions, home invasions, and more besides full-scale attacks at its discretion - a decades-long onslaught against 1.5 million Gazans and over 2.5 million West Bank and East Jerusalem Palestinians. On May 11, a recent assault occurred in the West Bank's Lubban Al-Sharqiya village when settlers attacked a local mosque, set it ablaze and gutted it. Israeli fire-fighters blamed it on an electrical short-circuit, later investigations showing arson was responsible, what Palestinians knew all along.

May 23 10:24

Pyongyang sees US role in Cheonan sinking

Despite its strong denial of any involvement and expressions of sympathy for lost fellow Koreans, fingers are being pointed at North Korea over the tragic sinking of the 1,200-ton South Korean corvette Cheonan in the West Sea or Yellow Sea on the night of March 26.

"A North Korean torpedo attack was the most likely cause for the sinking of a South Korean warship last month," an unnamed US military official told CNN on April 26. Up to 46 of the ship's 104 sailors were killed in the sinking.

Apparently, North Korea is being set up as the fall guy in an incident that is so mysterious that a Los Angeles Times April 26 story datelined Seoul was headlined, "James Bond Theories Arise in Korean Ship Sinking".

Webmaster's Commentary: 

PLEASE POST THE FOLLOWING EVERYWHERE THE "BLAME KOREA" STORIES POP UP.

Now that the UN is asking for a look at the evidence for the sinking, the US is admitting the torpedo debris from the sinking comes from a GERMAN torpedo, but we are supposed to somehow assume that a German torpedo still points the finger of blame at North Korea.

Pop Quiz, students; what nation gets their submarines (for free) from Germany and has a long history of using false flag dirty tricks to trick other nations into wars?

Hint: Think "USS Liberty", "Lavon Affair", and the Bombing of Libya!

HISTORICAL NOTES ON HOW TO START WARS WITH SINKING SHIPS.

President McKinley told the American people that the USS Maine had been sunk in Havana Harbor by a Spanish mine. The American people, outraged by this apparent unprovoked attack, supported the Spanish American War. The Captain of the USS Maine had insisted the ship was sunk by a coal bin explosion, investigations after the war proved that such had indeed been the case. There had been no mine.

FDR claimed Pearl Harbor was a surprise
attack. It wasn't.
The United States saw war with Japan as the means to get into war with Germany, which Americans opposed. So Roosevelt needed Japan to appear to strike first. Following an 8-step plan devised by the Office of Naval Intelligence, Roosevelt intentionally provoked Japan into the attack. Contrary to the official story, the fleet did not maintain radio silence, but sent messages intercepted and decoded by US intercept stations. Tricked by the lie
of a surprise attack, Americans marched off to war.

President Johnson lied about the
Gulf of Tonkin to send Americans off to fight in Vietnam.

There were no torpedoes in the water in the Gulf. LBJ took advantage of an inexperienced sonar man's report to goad Congress into escalating the Vietnam War.

WE HAVE BEEN DOWN THIS ROAD BEFORE.

DO NOT GET SUCKERED!

THE US GOVERNMENT IS DESPERATE FOR A WAR TO DISTRACT FROM THE CRASHING ECONOMY, THE ALREADY-LOST WARS IN AFGHANISTAN AND IRAQ, THE GULF OIL DISASTER AND THE CORRUPTION OF WALL STREET.

May 23 10:15

Video: Pyramids in Bosnia?

One would think it a simple matter to focus everyone's energy on getting to the bottom of the mystery...

May 23 10:00

BEYOND HALLMARK GREETINGS

Contrary to common belief, Mother’s Day was not created by Hallmark. Julia Ward Howe, composer of the Battle Hymn of the Republic and anti-slavery advocate, called for the holiday 140 years ago in 1870. She did so in reaction to the carnage of our Civil War.

May 23 10:00

SUNDAY MATINEE AT THE MOVIES ~~ PALESTINE … YESTERDAY, TODAY, FOREVER

Four investigative videos to coincide with the 62nd anniversary of the “Nakba” .

May 23 09:58

ANATOMY OF HATE CRIMES

All that an ‘art’ exhibit of this type can accomplish is to encourage more of the following…… DON’T ALLOW THIS TO HAPPEN! RAISE YOUR VOICE NOW AGAINST HATE!!
Alarming Rise In Hate Crimes Against American Muslims

Webmaster's Commentary: 

With Miss USA putting a positive image on Arabs right now, count on the propagandists to ratchet up the negative imagery as hard as they can.

May 23 09:54

Hatoyama Accepts U.S. Base on Okinawa, Says He Has ‘No Choice’

Japanese Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama decided to move a U.S. military base within Okinawa in adherence to a bilateral agreement, saying security threats from countries such as North Korea trump local sentiment to shift it elsewhere.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

How LUCKY for the US that North Korea (nudge nudge wink wink) "attacked" a South Korean ship just when Japan wanted to kick the US out!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

May 23 09:51

US official: At odds with China over NKorea, Iran

The United States and China are still at odds about how to deal with North Korea over the sinking of a South Korean warship it has been blamed for, a senior U.S. official said Sunday. They also remain apart on the specifics on new U.N. sanctions to impose on Iran over its suspect nuclear program, the official said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

In other words, Hillary was full of bovine excrement when she claimed China was on board with new sanctions against Iran.

May 23 09:50

Singapore and Hong Kong are the world's most competitive economies, an annual survey said Friday, demoting the United States from the top spot for the first time since 1993.

Singapore and Hong Kong are the world's most competitive economies, an annual survey said Friday, demoting the United States from the top spot for the first time since 1993.

May 23 09:50

requiem for the gulf

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This disaster has gone way beyond Obama's Katrina. This is America's Chernobyl; a disaster that could have been avoided were it not for the corruption and connivance of the US Federal Government which allowed BP to bypass safety regulations, then attempted to cover-up the scale of the disaster.

The US Federal Government, trapped by its own mendacity of decades past, is unable to ever admit error, and too arrogant to even consider apologizing. They will, as was the case with the USSR and Chernobyl, continue to try to brazen out this disaster until all options to find a scapegoat and shift the financial liability onto the people are exhausted.

If all else fails, we can count on this government to stage a distraction, most likely a new major war, to shift the attention away from the Deepwater Horizon.

Memo to North Korea: Heads up, you are next on the list of "nations the US government has to slaughter to keep looking good in a mirror."

May 23 09:49

BP won't change dispersant used in oil spill -- for now

BP plans to continue using a controversial subsea dispersant to break up a plume of oil gushing into the Gulf of Mexico, saying that the leading alternative could pose a risk over the long term, the EPA indicated Saturday.

The EPA issued a directive on Thursday, ordering BP to find, within 24 hours, a less toxic but equally effective chemical than its current product, Corexit 9500 -- and one that is available in sufficient quantities. The directive also gave the company 72 hours to stop applying it to the undersea gusher.

Corexit has been rated more toxic and less effective than many others on the list of 18 EPA-approved dispersants, according to testimony at a congressional hearing Wednesday.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

PB had and has no plans to deal with the disasters it creates by ignoring proven standards and practices with impunity.

While a British corporation, it should be banned from any offshore drilling and/or exploration anywhere near the US.

May 23 09:42

Iran, Sun Tzu and the Dominatrix

Only the powerful pro-infinite war lobby in the US is capable of framing a first step towards a full nuclear agreement with Iran as a disaster. That includes the largely discredited pro-Iraq war New York Times (the Brazil-Turkey mediation is "complicating sanctions talk") and Washington Post (Iran "creates illusion of progress in nuclear negotiations").

For the pro-war lobby the Brazil-Turkey-mediated fuel swap is a "threat" because it is on a direct collision course with an attack on Iran (initiated by Israel, then dragging the US) and "regime change" - the never-reneged Washington desire.

May 23 09:42

MSNBC defends fraudulent Rand Paul transcript as "technically correct", makes no apologies

Looks like MSNBC released a fraudulent transcript that may be the source of all these misquotes popping up.

May 23 09:37

The Unbelievably Rampant Corruption On Wall Street

In order for a financial system to be able to function properly, it is absolutely essential that the general population has faith in it. After all, who is going to want to invest in the stock market or entrust their money to big financial institutions if there is not at least the perception of honesty and fairness in the financial marketplace? For decades, the American people did have faith in Wall Street. But now that faith is being shattered by a string of recent revelations. It seems as though the rampant corruption on Wall Street is seeping up almost everywhere now. In fact, some of the things that have come out recently have been absolutely jaw-dropping. The truth is that the corruption on Wall Street is much deeper and much more systemic than most of us ever dared to imagine.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Ever notice how banks and churches look a lot alike? Now you know why; they are both institution that survive on the blind faith of the masses (and screw you in the ass when they get the chance).

May 23 09:37

British defence minister on Afghan visit calls for troop withdrawal

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The "coalition of the willing" is about to devolve into "the coalition of the non-existent" in Afghanistan.

May 23 09:36

Vast amounts of food trashed despite incentives

Farmers, restaurants and supermarkets throw away millions of tons of edible food each year at a time when a growing number of Californians struggle to put food on the table.

More than 6 million tons of food products are dumped annually, enough to fill the Staples Center in Los Angeles 35 times over, state studies have found. Food is the largest single source of waste in California, making up 15.5 percent of the state's waste stream, according to the California Integrated Waste Management Board.

May 23 09:35

'Go For Broke' U.S. Campaign In Kandahar Faces Array Of Challenges

The Obama administration's campaign to drive the Taliban out of Afghanistan's second-largest city is a go-for-broke move that even its authors are unsure will succeed.

The bet is that the Kandahar operation, backed by thousands of U.S. troops and billions of dollars, will break the mystique and morale of the insurgents, turn the tide of the war and validate the administration's Afghanistan strategy.

There is no Plan B.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The complete absence of any depth of true planning and critical thinking regarding the US occupation of Afghanistan has been nothing if not consistently spectacularly flawed.

The Russians are laughing their collective heads off, watching the US make the same mistakes in tactics and judgment that the old Soviet Union made during their occupation of this country.

What the US should do is go home, declare victory, and negotiate with whatever government is left standing in Kabul regarding the rights to the pipeline installations which would enable the West to control Eurasian oil; but of course, that would be logical.

May 23 09:33

Benzene the killer! Plans in place to evacuate The Gulf Population

Plans to evacuate the Gulf are BEGINING TO FLY AROUND THE NET.

Benzene, incredible amounts of Benzene are being released into the atmosphere and is a clear and present danger not only for the old and people with respiratory problems but the general Gulf population as a whole.

May 23 09:28

It's official! US Governmnent says concpiracy theories are all myths!

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Relax and go back to your slave-pens!

May 23 09:25

Cleaning oil-soaked wetlands may be impossible

The gooey oil washing into the maze of marshes along the Gulf Coast could prove impossible to remove, leaving a toxic stew lethal to fish and wildlife, government officials and independent scientists said.

Officials are considering some drastic and risky solutions: They could set the wetlands on fire or flood areas in hopes of floating out the oil.

They warn an aggressive cleanup could ruin the marshes and do more harm than good. The only viable option for many impacted areas is to do nothing and let nature break down the spill.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Unflipping believable.

This is precisely what deregulation in this industry has ultimately created: ecological havoc.

May 23 09:24

Hezbollah reportedly mobilizing in Lebanon ahead of large IDF drill

Hezbollah official warns the organization will be prepared to attack if Israel launches offensive on Lebanon, AFP reports.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Yeah, a new invasion of Lebanon would explain why Israel's media minions have started waving holocaust stories at us again.

May 23 09:22

Lawyers say no criminal charges for AIG

The Justice Department has decided not to file criminal charges against the former head of a division at American International Group Inc. whose dealings in mortgage-related securities nearly bankrupted the company and led to a controversial government bailout, according to lawyers involved in the cases.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Imagine my (absence of) surprise; AIG's "investment in/ acquisition of" certain key people has really paid off for them.

May 23 09:21

Which U.S. Volcanoes Are Most Dangerous Right Now?

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This one I am sitting on seems rather tame at the moment! :)

May 23 09:20

US military warns oil output may dip causing massive shortages by 2015

The US military has warned that surplus oil production capacity could disappear within two years and there could be serious shortages by 2015 with a significant economic and political impact.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Of course, we can avoid the shortages if you all just sit back and let us kill the Arabs and steal their oil!"

(Ahem)

There can't be an oil shortage. The Gulf of Mexico is swimming in the stuff!

May 23 09:17

Another boomerang stuns the Venezuelan bourgeoisie

Previously, Venezuelan brokers could trade in government bonds purchased at 2.15 to the US dollar and then offload them into the parallel exchange market at a rate 3 times greater. So, just for moving a few pieces of paper or keying in numbers on to a computer screen, so-called investors could free up their bolívares and make an easy 300% profit almost overnight.

In fact the correct word for such investors would be “speculators” or even “parasites”. Their actions have caused the bolívar to weaken significantly against the US dollar sparking an inflationary spiral which affects all 29 million inhabitants of the Bolivarian Republic.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Look for the US media to start demonizing Chavez again.

May 23 09:15

Hedge funds bet big on the falling euro

Hedge funds that made millions from the implosion of America's subprime market are betting on a similarly dramatic collapse of the euro.

May 23 09:15

Facebook is just the first step, say Russians

The Russian investment vehicle that bought a $200m stake in Facebook last year is preparing to buy stakes in dozens of well-known internet companies as Russia turns to the internet to lead its future prosperity.

May 23 09:12

Obama's top aide Emanuel in Israel

White House chief of staff arrives in Holyland for son's bar-mitzvah; may meet with PM Netanyahu.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I think the meeting with Netanyahu is a given.

May 23 09:05

Iran won`t ratify nuclear exchange deal unless approved by UN Security Council

Iran won`t ratify a nuclear exchange deal unless the paper is approved by all members of the UN Security Council, and the latter abandon their plans to impose new sanctions against Tehran, a spokesman for the Iranian parliament, Ali Larijani, said. On Monday Iran is expected to notify the IAEA of its nuclear swap agreement with Brazil and Turkey. The deal the three countries signed on 17 May entails the transfer of 1,200 kg of Iran’s low-enriched uranium to Turkey, when it will be exchanged for nuclear fuel.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Of course the US will oppose this, because the real goal is to derail any possibility of a deal and press on to the war.

May 23 09:04

Obama sheltered BP's Deepwater Horizon rig from regulatory requirement

Last year the Obama administration granted oil giant BP a special exemption from a legal requirement that it produce a detailed environmental impact study on the possible effects of its Deepwater Horizon drilling operation in the Gulf of Mexico, an article Wednesday in the Washington Post reveals.

Federal documents show that the Department of the Interior's Minerals Management Service (MMS) gave BP a "categorical exclusion" on April 6, 2009 to commence drilling with Deepwater Horizon even though it had not produced the impact study required by a law known as the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). The report would have included probable ecological consequences in the event of a spill.

May 23 09:03

L.A. Audit SHOWING CITY CAN’T FIND 45% OF ITEMS PURCHASED WITH TAXPAYER FUNDS

Webmaster's Commentary: 

45% ????

May 23 09:01

JP officials commandeer BP's hired boats in Grand Isle

He said more than 40 boats were sitting idle while he watched the oil rush into the passes.

At around 5:30 p.m., Jefferson Councilman Chris Roberts confirmed the boats have been commandeered by JP emergency managers.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I guess Jefferson Parish learned their lesson about relying on the Federal Government back during Katrina. They won;t make that mistake again!

May 23 08:58

Probe concludes torpedo sank South Korea ship

The metallic debris and chemical residue appear to be consistent with a type of torpedo made in Germany, indicating the North may have been trying to disguise its involvement by avoiding arms made by allies China and Russia, Yonhap quoted the official as saying.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So the story changes and now that the UN is asking for a look, the US is admitting the torpedo debris from the sinking comes from a GERMAN torpedo, but we are supposed to somehow assume that a German torpedo still points the finger of blame at North Korea.

Pop Quiz, students; what nation gets their submarines (for free) from Germany and has a long history of using false flag dirty tricks to trick other nations into wars?

Hint: Think "USS Liberty" and "Lavon Affair."

May 23 08:53

Settlers Torch Farmlands In The Jordan valley

A group of fundamentalist settlers torched on Saturday several farmlands in Wad Al Maleh in the northern plains of the Jordan Valley in the occupied West Bank.

May 23 08:52

GERMANY 1940 ISRAEL 2009

Webmaster's Commentary: 

As the Free Gaza flotilla sets sail to ease the hardships of the Palestinian people, Israel's PR machine is cranking up stories about the evils of the last century to distract you from the evils of the present day. Here is a reminder.

May 23 08:49

Israel must be ready to do something bad if they are waving the holocaust at us all again.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Most likely, as the Gaza aid fleet sets sail, Israel wants you to forget there is a holocaust taking place today!

May 23 08:39

Greenies: the Red, the Dumb and the Angry By James Delingpole

Just back from the Oxford Union where, last night, we debated the motion: This House Would Put Economic Growth Before Combatting Climate Change....

.....What really struck me about the occasion, though, was the unspeakable direness of the opposition. I don’t mean the nice girl from Trinity College: as an officer of the Union, she had to take whatever side of the debate she was given to argue. I mean the three others, who embodied pretty much everything wrong with the green movement: its crypto communism; its woeful ignorance; and its sphincter-popping rage.

May 23 08:12

How To Save The Environment? Get Al Gore The Heck Away From It

Today more people than ever are talking about how we can save the environment. Well, if you want to save the environment here is one good first step - get Al Gore the heck away from it. The truth is that carbon dioxide is one of the basic building blocks of life on planet earth, and Al Gore's crusade to dramatically reduce carbon dioxide levels around the globe is not only foolish, it threatens to absolutely destroy the very environment that he claims that he is trying to save.

May 23 06:55

US Military Fail In Sick Opium Poppies Case

Afghanistan is the largest drug farm on Earth, with more than 90 percent of the world's poppy plantations. But now the killer crop has met its match - a mysterious disease. Afghan farmers blame the government and foreign forces for poisoning their main source of income. RT's military analyst Yevgeny Khrushchev says the U.S. is actually failing to take advantage of the situation...

May 23 06:30

Justice Department and Congress should investigate whether BP committed perjury

The Department of Justice and congressional committees should open a preliminary inquiry about whether BP committed perjury in testimony before Congress. All video of the spill should be released publicly. Subpoenas should be issued for any information from within BP about its private estimates of the size of the spill and the dangers of the dispersants. Key BP personnel should be formally interviewed by investigators.

May 23 06:26

“Officer Safety” Puts Children at Risk

The SWAT stormtroopers who invaded the Columbia, Missouri home of Jonathan Whitworth on February 11 knew a seven-year-old child lived there. This didn’t stop them from invading the home late in the evening, when the child would be put at risk. Nor did the invaders see anything amiss in shooting at two dogs that presented a “tactical obstacle” to the raid, even though the first shot missed the target.

Had things turned out just a bit differently, Whitworth’s child could easily have been murdered by the police through depraved indifference, as was the case with Detroit resident Aiyana Jones, the 7-year-old who was burned and shot to death during a May 16 SWAT raid on her duplex.

May 23 05:44

The Israeli Role In The Plunder Of Iceland

The looting of much of the wealth of Iceland is one such mega-crime in which we find Israelis involved at the highest level. The First Lady of Iceland, Dorrit Moussaieff, is an Israeli Jew, which adds a significant wrinkle to the whole plot.

May 23 01:37

The Future of Money

The recent global economic crisis has revealed the contradictions of privatised finance. If taxpayers have to prop up the system when it fails, why should they not also have control over the supply and allocation of money in the first place?

May 23 00:48

Gordon Duff : Flintstone Weapons and Custer Tactics Rake in Billions for Profiteers

How the Dimmest and Dumbest Give us their Worst
Losing Wars and Promoting Chaos for Profit

May 23 00:43

Alan Hart – Speech at Nakba Remembrance [VIDEO]

The Speech delivered by Alan Hart at Nakba Remembrance in Dearborn, Michigan on May 15, 2010. “Nakba” is the Arabic word for Catasrophe, the ethnic cleansing of the Palestinian people,de population of Palestine of its native inhabitants which took place around the emergence of the state of Israel from 1947-1949. It is a day Palestinians mark their suffering. Alan Hart will be speaking in the U.S. and Canada from Mid May to Mid June.

Continue reading:

http://mycatbirdseat.com/2010/05/alan-hart-%E2%80%93-speech-at-nakba-r...

May 23 00:38

Members of Swedish Parliament demand security for Ship to Gaza

Foreign Minister Carl Bildt,

Swedish Parliament.

Minister Bildt:

Swedish nationals, and Swedish interests are being threatened with an act of piracy at sea which could endanger their lives, and the sovereign right of Swedish nationals and ships to pursue free and open passage on the high seas.

Sweden, always a mighty sea-going nation of men and women, which has always led the European family of nations in the pursuit of human rights and interests, ought to send an escort with this Humanitarian flotilla to ensure their safety, and protect Swedish national rights to free and open passage on the high seas.

May 23 00:33

Boycott Targets Stars From Elvis to Elton

By Nathan Guttman

“In reaction, a music industry insider confirmed that the winds could be shifting. The music executive, who spoke on condition of anonymity in light of his ongoing business ties with artists, said that in recent months he had approached more than 15 performing artists with proposals to give concerts in Israel. None had agreed. The contracts offered high levels of compensation. He called them ‘extreme, big numbers that could match any other gig.’”

Washington — It was a feather in the cap of pro-boycott activists, but for Israelis, a major setback.

With battle lines drawn across concert halls and stadiums hosting rock bands, the decision by mega-star Elvis Costello to cancel his planned concerts in Israel is being viewed as a game changer.
Continue reading:

May 22 20:09

CAFR: US agencies have billions, trillions in investments while crying budget deficits

*hyperlinks and video live at article*

Gerald Klatt and Walter Burien are unrecognized heroes. These individuals are national leaders who have communicated how government agencies conceal American taxpayers’ money in surplus accounts that collectively total trillions of our dollars. The data is found in government agencies’ Comprehensive Annual Financial Reports (CAFRs).

May 22 16:58

Man accused of demonic outburst at church sentenced

Wright said Andel began wailing and throwing himself around and did not deliberately assault the couple. Andel was attended to by some parishioners, who also prayed for the man, until police arrived.

May 22 16:36

Hundreds Of 'Pot Plants' Seized By Texas Cops Aren't Marijuana

Maybe there should be an IQ test for police officers. What was first thought to be one of the largest marijuana seizures in the Corpus Christi Police Department's history turned into an embarrassing incident for the cops, as the clueless officers spent a busy and exciting evening harvesting hundreds of harmless weeds from a city park.

May 22 16:09

Time for Barack Obama to choose paranoia or sanity

Paul J. Balles views the various doctrines that have guided US foreign policy since World War II, from the Truman to the Bush doctrine. He says that President Obama will have to decide to keep or scrap the Bush doctrine, which “Israel and its supporters in America desperately want it misused against Iran”.

May 22 14:43

Palestinians Dehumanized By Israeli Checkpoints

May 22 14:30

Israeli’s Stealing Food From Palestinians

May 22 13:49

U.S. Government Stopped Research After Finding That Marijuana Slowed Cancer Growth

Because the U.S. government holds a monopoly on "legal" marijuana that could be used for research purposes, they've been able to prevent independent researchers from further investigating marijuana's promising anti-cancer properties.

May 22 13:28

Paul Krugman: Think Exactly Like Me, or You Are a Racist

Keep in mind that Paul has not used racially-inflammatory language during his campaign or even brought up race at all. However, if he does not worship at the feet of the feds, then he is by definition a racist, or at least that is what they claim at the NYT.

May 22 13:07

South Korean Corvette Sunk By Israeli Dolphin Class Submarine

May 22 12:26

Cost of collaborating with Israel

This week marks the 10th anniversary of the withdrawal of Israeli troops from south Lebanon. Recalling that occupation, this article examines the false promises made to the head of the South Lebanon Army, a former Lebanese militia allied to Israel.

May 22 12:19

Hawaii Film Industry Booming

Webmaster's Commentary: 

You might just recognize one of the people in that video!

May 22 12:12

Census Worker Turned Away By Shotgun

May 22 12:12

North Korea Demands Access to Sunken Warship Investigation

North Korea is demanding South Korea give it access to an investigation that has blamed Pyongyang for sinking a South Korean warship.

North Korea said Saturday it wants its own investigators to review the evidence, and accused South Korea of faking the incident from the beginning.

May 22 12:11

Greece prepares for massive new strike

Massive general strikes by the Greek public sector will all but paralyse much of the country as Greek trade unions launch another 24-hour general protest against planned additional austerity measures.

May 22 12:11

Massive Demonstration In Romania Protesting Austerity Measures

Romania's workforce held a demonstration on Wednesday to protest the government's new austerity measures that cut jobs and wages.

The demonstration by some 20,000 people, who gathered in front of the government headquarters in capital Bucharest to protest planned government wage-cuts, was one of the largest mass protests that the Eastern European country witnessed since the fall of Communism in 1989.

May 22 11:53

Ellen Brown: The Mysterious CAFRs: How Stagnant Pools of Government Money Could Help Save the Economy

California, then, is in the anomalous position of being $26 billion in the red and plunging toward bankruptcy, while it has over $70 billion stashed away in an investment pool that it cannot touch...

This money cannot be spent, but it can be invested -- and it can be invested not just in conservative federal securities but in equity, or stocks. Rather than turning this hidden gold mine over to Wall Street banks to earn a very meager interest, California could leverage its excess funds itself, turning the money into much-needed low-interest credit for its own use. How? It could do this by owning its own bank.

May 22 11:36

It’s Official: U.S. Government Website Declares There Are No Conspiracies

Last week I posted a video commercial from the CFR that promotes all the “wonderful” things it does. Now, the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of International (Dis-)Information Programs website has a whole page called, “Conspiracy Theories and Misinformation.” No, gang, there’s nothing on the page about Weapons of Mass Deception Destruction, the Warren Commission Whitewash Report, or how the “Federal” Reserve causes—not prevents—inflation. The site is referring to “misinformation” that many researchers have been dispensing in books, radio and TV shows, blog sites, etc. for the past decades.

May 22 11:28

Thorn of 2000 Pullout from Lebanon Still Giving Israel Rough Times

In Israel, the scene of the May 2000 pullout from most of occupied territories in south Lebanon has never easy to digest. Ten years after the pullout, the Israeli media used this event to deeply assess the Zionist entity’s status today.

“It wasn’t a withdrawal and it wasn’t a retreat…We ran away, pure and simple.”

These were the words of Col. Noam Ben-Tzvi, the last commander of the Israeli occupation forces western sector in south Lebanon, to Haaretz.

May 22 11:27

Boycott Targets Stars From Elvis To Elton

“In reaction, a music industry insider confirmed that the winds could be shifting. The music executive, who spoke on condition of anonymity in light of his ongoing business ties with artists, said that in recent months he had approached more than 15 performing artists with proposals to give concerts in Israel. None had agreed. The contracts offered high levels of compensation. He called them ‘extreme, big numbers that could match any other gig.’”

May 22 11:12

THE NEW APARTHEID

The Future of Palestine: Righteous Jews vs. the New Afrikaners

May 22 10:52

“Officer Safety” Puts Children at Risk

The SWAT stormtroopers who invaded the Columbia, Missouri home of Jonathan Whitworth on February 11 knew a seven-year-old child lived there. This didn’t stop them from invading the home late in the evening, when the child would be put at risk. Nor did the invaders see anything amiss in shooting at two dogs that presented a “tactical obstacle” to the raid, even though the first shot missed the target.

May 22 10:37

The Future of Palestine: Righteous Jews vs. the New Afrikaners

The story I will tell is straightforward. Contrary to the wishes of the Obama administration and most Americans – to include many American Jews – Israel is not going to allow the Palestinians to have a viable state of their own in Gaza and the West Bank. Regrettably, the two-state solution is now a fantasy. Instead, those territories will be incorporated into a "Greater Israel," which will be an apartheid state bearing a marked resemblance to white-ruled South Africa. Nevertheless, a Jewish apartheid state is not politically viable over the long term. In the end, it will become a democratic bi-national state, whose politics will be dominated by its Palestinian citizens. In other words, it will cease being a Jewish state, which will mean the end of the Zionist dream.

May 22 10:26

Nuclear Fuel Swap Deal: US Sabotages ‘Unique Opportunity’ for Peaceful Resolution with Iran

This US stonewalling of any avenue for dialogue with Iran has disturbing echoes of Washington’s deliberate sabotaging of diplomatic overtures for a peaceful resolution prior to its invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq. It also exposes Obama’s vow of a new beginning in US foreign policy to be cynical lie, trotted out in front of his nation and the world with hand on heart.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

One has to wonder precisely what the US is doing right now to get the IAEA to reject this deal.

Because if the IAEA accepts this, there is nothing, for all intents and purposes, that the US can do to stop it.

If the US and/or Israel attack Iran for doing precisely what the UN and the IAEA wanted it to do, it will absolutely underline the utter hypocrisy and illegitimacy of US and Israeli foreign policy.

May 22 10:19

Russia frustrated with Iran but unlikely to fully support sanctions

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Hillary spoke way too soon!

May 22 10:09

17 States Now Filing Versions of Arizona's Immigration Bill

ALIPAC has documented the following 17 states are following Arizona's lead in response to citizen pressure.

ARKANSAS, IDAHO, INDIANA, MARYLAND, MICHIGAN, MINNESOTA, MISSOURI, NEBRASKA, NEVADA, NEW JERSEY, OHIO, OKLAHOMA, PENNSYLVANIA, RHODE ISLAND, SOUTH CAROLINA, TEXAS, UTAH

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Good for those 17 states!

May 22 10:05

At West Point, Obama talks up national security strategy

President Obama on Saturday pledged to shape a new "international order" as part of a national security strategy that emphasizes his belief in global institutions and America's role in promoting democratic values around the world.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"... whether they want it or not!" -- Official White Horse Souse

May 22 10:03

EPA May Not Force BP to Change Dispersants

A day after the Environmental Protection Agency gave BP 72 hours to start using a "less toxic" dispersant to help control the massive oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico, the agency told ABC News today it may allow BP to keep using the same chemicals.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

But the CO2 bubbles in your cola drink are a dangerous toxic pollutant requiring taxation.

May 22 09:58

Israel impatient with international effort to thwart Iran's nuclear ambition

- Israel, which initially tolerated President Obama's effort to thwart Iranian nuclear ambitions through sanctions, has grown increasingly impatient in recent weeks with the approach and concerned that whatever is agreed to now at the U.N. Security Council will only allow Iran more time to advance its program.

A fourth round of potential sanctions unveiled by the Obama administration on Tuesday did little to allay Israel's fears that the world doesn't seem able to stop Iran from continuing to enrich uranium or develop what Israel believes is a covert nuclear weapons program.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Memo to Israel: as reported this morning at:

http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20100522/pl_nm/us_iran_nuclear_swap

"Iran intends to go ahead with a deal reached with Turkey and Brazil for a nuclear fuel swap despite a new sanctions resolution against Tehran pending at the United Nations, an Iranian parliamentarian said Saturday."

"Iran is committed to the vows that it made and wants to make them operational and will submit its letter to International Atomic Energy Agency," Alaeddin Boroujerdi, head of parliament's Foreign Affairs and National Security Committee, was quoted as saying by semi-official news agency ISNA."

If the IAEA accepts this proposal, there is nothing you can do to stop it. Iran is proving that it is working very diligently to be a responsible member of the nuclear club, in terms of abiding by the book in terms of its nuclear power program.

Israel, on the the other hand, has nuclear weapons, but refuses to become a signatory to the NNPT, and allow inspections of its nuclear facilities.

The rogue nation here is not Iran; it is Israel.

May 22 09:47

Obama wins the right to detain people with no habeas review

Congratulations to the United States and Barack Obama for winning the power to abduct people anywhere in the world and then imprison them for as long as they want with no judicial review of any kind.

Can you smell the hypocrisy? How could anyone miss its pungent, suffocating odor?

Webmaster's Commentary: 

There are a couple of pieces of legislation now in committee in the US congress, notably the McCain-Lieberman "Enemy Belligerent, Interrogation, Detention, and Prosecution Act of 2010", which, if passed, would allow the American government to hold US citizens in captivity indefinitely also.

May 22 09:44

What Investors are Learning From the BP Oil Spill

In the wake of our latest financial meltdown, shippers, shrimpers and tourism officials brace for the severe the economic impact resulting from an environmental crisis. Some analysts have already estimated that the spill could cost up to $3 billion and overtake the scale of Alaska’s Exxon Valdez disaster within two months. BP, the UK oil giant which owns the drilling rights for Deepwater, has seen billions of dollars wiped from its market value since the blast.

It is no wonder then that shareholders have reacted swiftly and unsympathetically. This week, BP’s investors were the latest plaintiffs to go to court over the spill, alleging the company had long put profits ahead of safety and now faces potentially billions in losses because of the ongoing disaster.

May 22 09:42

War Is Making You Poor Act

Rep. Grayson introduces a bill to cut separate funding for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and uses the money to eliminate federal income taxes on every American's first $35,000 of income. Cosponsors of this bill include Ron Paul, Walter Jones, John Conyers, Lynn Woolsey, and Dennis Kucinich.

May 22 09:34

Hezbollah reportedly mobilizing in Lebanon ahead of large IDF drill

Hezbollah has mobilized thousands of its militants in southern Lebanon ahead of a major Israel Defense Forces drill planned for next week, AFP reported on Friday.

Qaouk declared that Hezbollah would not hesitate to respond should Israel launch a military offensive on Lebanon. "In the event of any new attack on Lebanon, the Israelis will not find anywhere in Palestine to hide," he told AFP.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The Hezbollah in Lebanon understand very clearly that Israeli would love to find any excuse to attack Lebanon again, and that this time, they will go all the way to the Litani river, because they so desperately need the water the Litani provides.

May 22 09:25

FDIC: 'Problem' Banks at 775

A total of 775 banks, or one-tenth of all U.S. banks, were on the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp.'s list of "problem" institutions in the first quarter, as bad loans in the commercial real-estate market weighed on bank balance sheets.

Poor loan performance in other sectors also continued to hurt banks, with the total number of loans at least three months past due climbing for the 16th consecutive quarter, FDIC officials said in a briefing on Thursday.

"The banking system still has many problems to work through, and we cannot ignore the possibility of more financial market volatility," FDIC Chairman Sheila Bair said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Translation: look for more banks to fail.

May 22 09:20

Cato Institute Uses Google Maps to Show Botched SWAT Raids

"Defenders of SWAT teams and paramilitary tactics say such incidents are rare," says the Institute. "The map below aims to refute that notion" -- as do the recently reported, tragic shooting deaths of a 7-year-old girl in Detroit and this guy's dog. Just think how much more refuting the map could have done had they opened it up to crowdsourcing.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Statistically, few of these raids actually result in felony convictions.

SWAT raids have precious little to do with the concept of "to protect and serve"; they have everything to do with conditioning Americans to be utterly terrified of a paramilitary police force behaving as though they are collectively on steroids.

May 22 09:13

Happy friday to you too sunshine

Our government officials are complaining that BP lied. They MISLED the American people. So Obama's people sent a letter! That will show those goons at BP. I'm sure their hands will shake as they read it. And our corporate media talking heads are acting all stricken about the true scope of the disaster. Robin at Good Morning America had the about-to-cry face going, and Matt looked really disgusted.

That's our cue to cry and be disgusted now. Just follow Robin and Matt. It was important to wait over a month so that you can really cry and be really disgusted. Because now the mess is of biblical proportions. Of course had the government and Robin and Matt and friends decided to do their jobs a month ago...

May 22 09:03

Courts quash cuts, add to state's budget woes

"The judicial branch is now a full player in the budget because the decisions they are making have an impact on what the governor and Legislature can or cannot do," said H.D. Palmer, spokesman for the Department of Finance. "The judiciary does not have to deal with the fiscal consequence of the rulings - they say you can't do a spending reduction, but we have to come up with another $100 million in cuts somewhere else."

This year, the Republican governor is blaming the courts for some of the most controversial cuts contained in his budget proposal for the next fiscal year, which starts July 1. He says judges' mandates left him no option but to propose the wholesale elimination of programs, including welfare.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

One has to wonder just how soon the state of California will default, given its current fiscal crisis.

May 22 08:52

We Are Witnessing A Marine Life Mass-Murder

Massive underwater oil plumes = no oxygen.
No oxygen in the water = dead fish and dead mammals.
2+2 = 4.
And any Liberal/Progressive group saying Obama ‘inherited’ this, or is somehow exempt from any type of criticism: TAKE A HIKE!
And any Conservative/Republican group saying the oil companies ‘aren’t to blame’ — or trying to lessen the worth of animal life or downplay the importance of our ecosystems: TAKE A HIKE!
MY HIKE REQUESTS ARE BIPARTISAN!!!!!!!!!!

And they have no clue how to stop this thing, slow down this thing, they have not a single effing clue!

May 22 08:40

Oh, and by the way...we're still at war

With all of the time and effort spent on covering the Gulf oil disaster, let's not forget there are two ongoing wars.

May 22 08:36

Abbas: Gaps remain in land swap deal with Israel

Responding to reports he offered to trade more land than in the past, PA President only says no agreement has been reached on the amount of land to be traded.

May 22 08:32

First Endangered Turtles Found Slathered in Oil

An endangered baby Kemp’s ridley sea turtle was discovered lathered in oil on Tuesday, May 18. This is the first rescued sea turtle known to be affected by the gargantuan oil spill in the gulf of Mexico.

The Kemp’s ridley sea turtle has been on the the Louisiana endangered species list since 1989. “In recent years, the Kemp’s population has slowly started to recover, so we hope to mitigate any decline in this species due to the oil spill,” reported Secretary Robert Barham from the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF).

May 22 08:30

Has the Gulf oil spill hit NJ? Oil is washing up in the Barnegat Bay.

I know it may sound crazy… But when I went outside this morning the lagoon in my back yard was filled with OIL!!!!! (PHOTOS BELOW)

May 22 08:28

Israel blocks mail between Gaza, West Bank

Israel has halted the flow of government sector mail between Gaza and the West Bank, causing a delay in the receipt of official documents, officials said on Thursday.

May 22 08:24

U.N. body probes North Korea's possible truce violation

Pyongyang said on Saturday it wanted to send its own investigators across the border, repeating that it would like to make its own assessment of the South Korean investigation.

South Korea's Defense Ministry officials said the government would reject the request.

May 22 08:22

Re-electing the Band Aid Brigade

There is a lot of talk and blame going around about the "national" debt created by one Outlaw Congress after another for a hundred years. The Democrats had "power" for 40 years before the misnamed "Republican Revolution of 1994," at which time the Republicans took "power" and out spent the Democrats in royal fashion. The people said enough and with the help of electronic ballot machines and scanners, the same rats with a few new faces took "control" of the Outlaw Congress again in November 2006. Shall we take a look at the numbers....

May 22 08:17

BP calls in Costner's $26m vacuum cleaners to mop up huge oil spill

Desperate times call for desperate measures. So with hundreds of thousands of gallons of oil still spewing into the Gulf of Mexico each day, and its corporate image starting to resemble the tar-covered sea creatures now washing on to Louisiana's fragile shoreline, BP has called on Kevin Costner to help stave off environmental Armageddon.

The Hollywood star has been bobbing around the Mississippi Delta helping representatives of the British oil firm and US coastguard test-drive a stainless steel device called the Ocean Therapy. In a claim which sounds as unlikely as the plot premise of Waterworld, he says it can quickly and efficiently clean oil from tainted sea water.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Basically, this is a centrifuge system and while it works in theory and is a great gimmick for publicity for BP and Costner, the scale of the solution does not come close to matching the scale of the problem. This is on the order of a "look, we're at least truing to do something" PR stunt.

May 22 08:14

Florida Braces for Oil Spill, Impact on Tourism Industry

Floridians breathed a sigh of relief on Wednesday when the Coast Guard confirmed that the dozens of tar balls found washed up near Key West this week were not from the massive BP oil spill out in the Gulf of Mexico. But it was the briefest of respites. Almost simultaneously, the Coast Guard said tendrils of the BP spill had entered the Gulf's Loop Current, which could carry it not only toward Florida's west coast but down to the Florida Keys, and perhaps on to Miami's beaches, beginning as early as next week. Said Coast Guard Rear Admiral Paul Zukunft: "It would take an act of God" to avoid that scenario.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

My suggested slogan for Hawaii tourism, "Come to Hawaii; our beaches are SUPPOSED to be black!"

May 22 08:14

17 States Now Filing Versions of Arizona's Immigration Bill

www.alipac.us

One of America's national organizations fighting against illegal immigration is announcing that 17 states are now filing versions of Arizona's SB 1070 law which is designed to help local police enforce America's existing immigration laws.

Numerous national and local polls indicated that 60-81% of Americans support local police enforcing immigration laws.

May 22 08:02

British Petroleum Accused Of Lies Over Oil Geyser

Mounting frustration and accusations of lying are forcing BP to begin coming clean on what it knows about the severity of the oil geyser which it created. Yesterday the company claimed it was doing everything it could to contain the month-old well leak which is spewing oil into the Gulf of Mexico...

May 22 08:00

Obama wins the right to detain people with no habeas review

Immediately following Boumediene, the Bush administration argued that the decision was inapplicable to detainees at Bagram — including even those detained outside of Afghanistan but then flown to Afghanistan to be imprisoned. Amazingly, the Bush DOJ — in a lawsuit brought by Bagram detainees seeking habeas review of their detention — contended that if they abduct someone and ship them to Guantanamo, then that person (under Boumediene) has the right to a habeas hearing, but if they instead ship them to Bagram, then the detainee has no rights of any kind. In other words, the detainee’s Constitutional rights depends on where the Government decides to drop them off to be encaged.

May 22 07:59

Obama forms bipartisan commission to investigate oil spill

President Obama has issued an executive order establishing a bipartisan commission tasked with investigating how to prevent future oil spills, two sources familiar with the announcement said Friday.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is election year grandstanding. The fact is that it was already known how to prevent this disaster but the rules were bypassed, failed tests ignored, other testing skipped, waivers and exemptions granted for political reasons, and so forth.

May 22 07:42

Second Ship Joins the Freedom Flotilla on Way to Gaza

Amid cheers and waving of Turkish and Palestinian flags, the second ship to join the Freedom Flotilla left Istanbul this afternoon. Sponsored by the Turkish humanitarian organization, Insani Yardim Vakfi (IHH), the ship will carry 600 passengers to Gaza as part of the ‘blockade busting’ flotilla. It joins eight other boats coming from three other countries carrying 10,000 tons of supplies to the Palestinian people, supplies that have been denied to them by Israel.

May 22 07:40

Salmonella outbreak in 10 states prompts sprouts recall

Federal public health officials are investigating a salmonella outbreak that has infected 22 people in 10 states, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Friday.

The infections are linked to the consumption of raw alfalfa sprouts, the CDC said.

California-based Caldwell Fresh Foods is recalling all alfalfa sprouts manufactured under three of its brands because they may be contaminated with salmonella, the company said Friday. Caldwell said its alfalfa sprouts have been associated with the outbreak.

May 22 07:39

US SOLDIER SPEAKS THE TRUTH - WAR CRIMES EXPOSED!

May 22 07:36

Prominent Princeton Scientist Dr. Happer Testifies to Congress: ‘Warming and increased CO2 will be good for mankind’

‘CO2 is not a pollutant and it is not a poison and we should not corrupt the English language by depriving ‘pollutant’ and ‘poison’ of their original meaning’

May 22 07:35

Hurricane season may make spill worse

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Gee, ya think????

May 22 07:28

Biodiversity loss brings ecological systems closer to a tipping point, Ban says

Despite repeated global commitments to protect the planet's species and habitats, the variety of life continues to decline at an unprecedented rate, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon warned today, urging action to curb the root causes of biodiversity decline.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Yep; the UN is re-branding the global warming cult into a "Save the Species" cult. But the end result is the same, submission to a global environmental authority as a stepping stone to global government.

May 22 07:24

Hawaii Guardians of the Free Republics

The unanimous Declaration of the sovereign People of the united States of America to restore and reinhabit the free American republics has now been submitted to the 50 state governors, which has returned our Republics to the People.

May 22 07:21

‘Christian Land Governed by Christian Principles’

Webmaster's Commentary: 

That include sexually molesting the little kiddies?Or are we just limited to burning the heretics at the stake?

May 22 07:18

AIG Executives Won't Face Criminal Charges

Federal prosecutors will not bring criminal charges against current and former American International Group Inc. executives for their role surrounding financial contracts that nearly brought down the insurer about two years ago, according to people familiar with the matter.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

But YOU can go to prison for life for just three bounced checks!

May 22 07:15

The Five-Sided House of Usher

When you’re the world’s sole superpower, and you’ve been bogged down for eight years by pismire adversaries who don’t have an air force or a navy or an army or even a defense budget, you’re not breaking even, you’re getting your heinie handed to you on a plate with a generous helping of grilled crow on the side. What could better symbolize our humiliating defeat than the recent spectacle of Barack Obama and Joe Biden and Hillary Clinton kissing up in public to Afghan sleaze peddler Hamid Karzai?

May 22 07:10

Shaping the Story on Iran

There have been recent reports that Iran has enabled the travel of al-Qaeda leaders to Afghanistan and Pakistan where they will be able to confront and kill American soldiers. If you think you have heard the story before, you have, in another context. In the earlier rendition it was Saddam Hussein who was hand-in-glove with al-Qaeda, helping the group in its nefarious planning to attack the United States and kill Americans. Saddam, who was in reality only a threat to his own people, was on the receiving end of a barrage of fabricated information claiming that he was secretly developing weapons of mass destruction and clandestinely dealing with the terrorists who were responsible for 9/11. Or so the story goes.

May 22 07:02

Sell in May and Run Away . . . Fast

Gold is down. Silver is down. Oil is down. The euro is down. Mortgage rates are down. Mortgage applications are down.

The main thing that is up is mortgage payment skipping. At least 10% of American households missed a monthly mortgage payment during the first three months of 2010. This is an all-time high in the post-World War II era. The rate was 9.1% in the first quarter of 2009. It rose to 9.5% in the final quarter. The trend is ominous. Americans will stop making payments on every other category of debt before they skip a mortgage payment. The fact that they are skipping mortgage payments indicates that they are in very tight straits.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

But the Wall Street boys (and Israel) get billions of dollars to play with!

May 22 06:58

FLASHBACK - The Looting of Greece

Greeks were exhilarated in 1981 when Andreas Papandreou and his Socialist Party swept to power. Their enthusiasm has long since turned to bitterness and disbelief as the worst financial and political scandal in four decades engulfs Greece. The press, the Bank of Greece, a magistrate and Parliament are delving into charges of corruption, seeking to uncover how more than $210 million disappeared from the Bank of Crete. Charges of embezzlement, kickbacks and bribery, of banknotes stuffed into briefcases, have been leveled against high officials.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The Greek people are wondering why they should pay for their government's obviously illegal actions.

Americans need to ask exactly the same thing.

May 22 06:56

Help Prevent a Catastrophic War for America and the World!

The Jewish extremists in the American media and government told us the colossal lie that Iraq had “weapons of mass destruction” and that Saddam posed a threat to the United States. In truth, he had ten years earlier destroyed such weapons and had never hurt a single American.(unlike Israel)

In fact, at America’s urging, Saddam Hussein went to war against Iran. He was our ally. But, Israel considered him a dangerous enemy and he supported the Palestinians in their fight for freedom. So, the Jewish-dominated media and political establishment were filled with lies about Iraq and made him our to be an enemy of America.

Of course, there were no weapons of mass destruction.

May 22 06:52

Severe Poverty Growing Rapidly

The percentage of Americans living in severe poverty – with incomes less than half of the federal poverty line – has reached a 32-year peak. A recent analysis of 2005 census data by McClatchy Newspapers found nearly 16 million Americans living in deep or severe poverty, defined as a family of four with income of $9,903 a year or less and an individual living on less than $5,080 a year.

May 22 06:49

Soviet nuclear solution could be part of tactics to halt oil spill off US coast

The Gulf's wildlife is already critically damaged by the leak. A nuclear explosion, however small, may add to the ecological disaster rather than prevent it.

Dealing with the devastation of the oil spill is one thing, but fingers of blame are also being pointed over the catastrophe in the Gulf of Mexico. RT spoke to investigative journalist Webster Tarpley over whether lawmakers have been putting profits before people.

May 22 06:44

Massive Currency and Debt Devaluations Lie Ahead

The run-up in the stock market from March 2009 until last month was sharp and rewarding … for some. But there was one problem, it came with disproportional risk. You see, the stock market rose to an extent that it was pricing in perfection … a V-shaped recovery … a return to normal.

That overly optimistic view on the world can make for an ugly ending …

Because if there’s one thing we can assume after enduring a global meltdown of historical proportions, it’s this: A sharp return to normal is highly unlikely.

May 22 06:43

HYPOCRICY IN MOTION ~~ THE TWISTED LOGIC OF THE JERUSALEM POST

In reference to Noam Chomsky being barred entry to PALESTINE,…. NEVERTHELESS, WHILE one might empathize with an instinctive response to bar Chomsky – a response apparently shared by the Interior Ministry officials who initially denied him entrance to the West Bank – blocking free speech is the wrong approach. That freedom is too precious to sacrifice in circumstances such as this one.

May 22 06:42

“ISRAEL IS WALKING IN THE PATH OF FASCISM”

Israel’s denial of entry to Noam Chomsky is but the latest in a long list of attempts to silence critics of Zionist oppression and violence, writes Khalid Amayreh

May 22 06:42

IN THE NEWS TODAY ~~ GENETIC ENGINEERING AND ARRESTS IN PALESTINE

The people of Al Ma’sara participated in the weekly demonstration today. Last week we had a very successful cultural event in the presence of occupation soldiers. The week villagers and internationals were even allowed to reach their lands. Instead this week, they were met with a hail of tear gas, stun grenades and high velocity projectiles.

May 22 06:41

DEUX CRIMINELS DE GUERRE ISRAELIENS A PARIS

The recent accession of the Zionist entity in the OECD is further proof of the Zionization European governments. This adherence, a prelude to Israel's accession to the European Union (or what is left after the current crisis), is actually an endorsement by the EU policy of the Zionist state (aggression and war crimes against the civilian population of Gaza, creating the separation wall, confiscation of land, targeted assassinations with passports from countries members of OECD, etc..). It is also a step toward war against Israel is preparing the front of the Resistance (Iran, Syria, Lebanon, Palestine), Europe is fully engaged in finding a conflict desired by the Zionists.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The French people are concerned about the hijacking of their government by Israeli interests.

May 22 06:35

CENSUS-LINKED SHOOTING

A U.S. Census worker "had been confronted by residents who pointed a firearm at the worker and said they would not answer any questions and closed the door," said police spokeswoman Shawna Pavey.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Then the police got involved and it went downhill from there, and a 67-year old woman is dead at the hands of the cops.

None of this would have happened if the @#$%ing government would mind its own business and leave the people alone!

The cops are gunning down innocent lives, like that 7-year old girl in Detroit, while the REAL criminals are being stopped by the citizens!

May 22 06:09

Will the Real Rand Paul Please Stand Up?

Rand Paul is a novice politician so he's going to make some missteps in trying to maneuver the minefields of the corrupt political system. He makes strides, gets wounded, resorts to damage control and tries to move on.

What's interesting is that Paul gets support from and is attacked from both the left, right and middle.

From the foundation funded left gatekeepers to the corporate controlled media, he takes his hits. He's called everything from neocon to neoliberal. Opposed by still walking free criminals Dick Chaney and Rudy Giuliani and yet supported by still walking free criminal enablers like Sarah Palin. Even one of the most despicable war mongers there is, Bill Kristol, gives a sort of/kind of endorsement. Kristol obviously thinks Paul can be controlled.

May 22 03:47

The Giant Banks, Federal Reserve and Treasury Have All Blackmailed America

And for the counterpoint, here is an example of a Senator who does not fall for the Fed's racket:

Dear Friend:

Thank you for contacting me. I voted against approving Mr. Bernanke, who was nevertheless confirmed by the Senate by a vote of 70-30.

While I have heard the concerns of many that the failure to confirm Mr. Bernanke would have damaged the financial markets and jeopardized our economy recovery, I do not believe that anyone, including Mr. Bernanke, is too big to be replaced. We should not hold our economy hostage to the Wall Street threat that total economic collapse is the sure result of not doing everything they want.

Thanks again for contacting me. Please do not hesitate to do so again about this or any other issue that may concern you.

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