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CURRENT EVENTS

Nov 06 18:08

ISRAEL SHAMIR: BLANKFORT SPILLS THE BEANS

After a few years of relative silence, our venerable old friend Jeff Blankfort gave a few interviews this being the longest. Though it is being presented as a sort of anti-Chomsky polemics, one may disregard this part and still find much of importance and relevance. In this interview Jeff speaks of years, dollars, Senators and Presidents who were subverted by the Jewish Lobby with its control of media, of voting machine, of money and trade unions.

This is damning and grim, but not grim enough.

Nov 06 17:54

Rep. Ron Paul expected to lead House in Federal Reserve oversight

Republican Representative Ron Paul on Thursday said he will push to examine the Federal Reserve's monetary policy decisions if he takes control of the congressional subcommittee that oversees the central bank as expected in January.

"I think they're way too independent. They just shouldn't have this power," Paul, a longtime Fed critic, said in an interview with Reuters. "Up until recently it has been modest but now it's totally out of control."

Nov 06 16:38

GORDON DUFF: YEMEN: AL QAEDA PRESENCE NOT CREDIBLE

“AL QAEDA” CALL FOR ATTACKS ON AMERICA, NOT ISRAEL, UNDER SUSPICION

The people of Yemen simply don’t believe in Al Qaeda or Osama bin Laden, and for good reason. When Abdullah al-Faqih, professor of political science at Sana University told the New York Times, “We cannot differentiate between what is propaganda and what is real…Some of what looks like Al Qaeda is really terror as a business.”

With early news stories being continually contradicted, bombs that weren’t really bombs heading out on flights that never existed, carrying packages for companies that don’t service Yemen, all heading for Chicago synagogues, part of the wildest “persecution complex” of all time, the whole “Al Qaeda/Yemen” thing has been little more than a “borscht belt” comedy act.

Nov 06 12:14

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Nov 06 11:42

The WRH Holiday Mugs!

Your basic non-denominational season's greeting, suitable for coffee, hot chocolate, soup, pencils, old screwdrivers, concealed marijuana plantings, etc.

Text reads, "Peace on Earth ... Because We Only Get One!"

Nov 06 11:26

All Diebold Touch-screen Voting Systems Fail on Election Day at 110 Polls Across Utah County, UT

Well, it's a good thing last Tuesday wasn't a Presidential Election with really huge crowds of voters in Utah County, UT. As polls opened at 7am, digitally encoded cards used by voters to begin the voting process on the state's oft-failed, easily-manipulated, 100% unverifiable Diebold AccuVote touch-screen voting systems didn't work at all 110 polling locations across the county. A programming error was blamed.

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Nov 06 11:24

Israel's Netanyahu undoubted winner of US mid-term elections – for now

Uri Avnery argues that although the Republican win in the US mid-term elections represents a victory for Binyamin Netanyahu, the longer term prospects for the Israeli prime minister and those he represents are much less certain.

Nov 06 11:16

Big Pharma Censors Ad Warning Women About Cancer Hormone

Last month, when Breast Cancer Action, a non-profit advocacy organization, attempted to rent a billboard in Indianapolis, they got the kibosh by every rental company in the city. The message was simple–the billboards simply read, “Eli Lilly is making us sick.Tell them to stop,” and referred to Lilly's manufacturing of recombinant Bovine Growth Hormone (rBGH), which has been linked to cancer. BCA followed the guidelines of all companies contacted, but Indianapolis is home to Eli Lilly's corporate headquarters, and it seems their ad dollars aren't good there. According to one local company, Lamar Advertising, the billboard was not accepted because BCA cannot prove its claims. According to Lamar Executive Chris Iverson, "We didn't feel [BCA] could stand behind their statement.”

Nov 06 10:56

STAND WITH PALESTINIAN FARMERS: REPLANT A TREE …AND MORE!

The settlers, with control over the Israeli government, are emboldened, especially now that their ability to block progress in peace negotiations has stood unchallenged. The inability of anyone in the world to stop them – incuding the Obama Administration – is now painfully apparent.

Nov 06 10:51

New Ways Bankers are Spying on YOU

Big Banker is watching you—more closely than ever.

With lenders still skittish about making new loans, credit bureaus and others are hawking services that help banks probe deeply into your financial closet. The new offerings include ways to look at your rent and utility payments, figure out your income, gauge your home’s value and even rate your banking habits based on details like whether your direct deposits have stopped.

All of this could influence your financial freedom—not to mention the number of junk-mail solicitations you receive.

Nov 06 10:03

Boehner doesn't agree to House paycuts

Taxpayer groups are urging future speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, to lead by example and cut House salaries as a symbolic gesture of cutting spending.

To groups expecting Republicans who ran on the smaller-government-by-cutting-spending program it's a kind of "put up or shut up" prospect.

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"Only the plebes (common people) need sacrifice for the government." - kdtroxel

Nov 06 08:11

C-4 seized in Colorado in Navy SEAL smuggling case

LAS VEGAS - Federal agents seized five pounds of C-4 military explosives from the Colorado home of a man accused with a Navy SEAL and a Las Vegas associate of smuggling machine guns from Iraq into the U.S. for sale and shipment to Mexico, authorities said Thursday.

Nov 06 08:09

Obama, Republicans Prepare for Joint Assault on American Workers

The calls for spending restraint and “smaller” government apply only to the programs that provide assistance to working people, the sick and the elderly. No Republican congressional leader favors cuts in spending on the military or the gargantuan tax subsidies to Wall Street and the wealthy.

A key element in the Obama administration’s campaign for “export-led” growth is to lower the wage levels of American workers so that American corporations can become more competitive in the world market.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So much for Obama giving a rat's behind about American workers.

Nov 06 07:40

Coral, Marine-Life Devastation Near BP Oil Spill Indicates Much Worse Long-Term Damage Than Feds Had Admitted

NEW ORLEANS — For the first time, federal scientists have found damage to deep sea coral and other marine life on the ocean floor several miles from the blown-out BP well – a strong indication that damage from the spill could be significantly greater than officials had previously acknowledged.

Nov 06 07:13

AT&T pushes Supreme Court to demolish right to join class action lawsuits

Telecommunications provider AT&T is pursuing an argument in front of the nation's highest court that would permit companies which require service or employment contracts to explicitly forbid signatories from joining class action lawsuits.

If they succeed, any company which requires contracts could implement the prohibition on lawsuits, effectively shielding the grandest abuses of corporate America from judicial reprisal if customers or workers were to band together. Instead, AT&T seeks to force signatories into an arbitration process through a preselected, privately owned firm.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Every single member of the Supreme Court should recuse themselves if they have one cent invested in any corporate stocks.

Nov 06 07:10

Ex-Clinton strategist: Obama needs event ‘similar’ to OKC to ‘reconnect’ with voters

Talk about a bad analogy: Appearing on television recently, former Hillary Clinton campaign adviser and current public relations executive Mark Penn suggested that President Obama needs a moment "similar" to the tragic terrorist attack on the Oklahoma City federal building, in order to "reconnect" with voters.

He didn't even seem to flinch in making the comment.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Memo to Mark Penn: sir, have you gone absolutely barking mad?!?

Most thinking Americans, understanding the true stories of the OKC and 9/11 tragedies, and will no longer believe that such an event wasn't an "inside job" at this point.

Nov 06 07:07

RICHARD FALK: UN WILL BE JUDGED ON WHETHER IT UPHOLDS PALESTINIAN RIGHTS

The most salient of these difficulties involves the non-cooperation of the Government of Israel. Israel has refused to fulfill its obligations as a member of the United Nations by its repeated failures to allow the special rapporteur to enter Israel so as to visit periodically the occupied territories of the West Bank, East Jerusalem and Gaza ever since his expulsion on 14 December 2008 from Ben Gurion Airport when attempting to enter the country.

Nov 06 06:46

Most bank fails in one year since S&L crisis, FDIC bleeds red

Activist Post

Government regulators closed four more banks Friday, which makes the total failures in 2010 to 143. It is the most in a single year since the savings-and-loan crisis. There were only three bank failures in 2007, twenty-five in 2008, before 2009 exploded with 140 closings.

Nov 06 05:50

Saudis warned US of package bomb plot weeks ago

WASHINGTON — Western officials are crediting a Saudi intelligence tip they received in early October, nearly three weeks before terrorists in Yemen managed to smuggle mail bombs onto airplanes, with heading off what could have been a series of catastrophic explosions aboard jetliners.

Nov 06 05:36

WH announces $10 billion in trade deals with India

MUMBAI, India — President Barack Obama is announcing $10 billion in trade deals with India that are expected to help pay for 54,000 U.S. jobs.

He's also unveiling new export rules to make it easier for U.S. companies to do business with the nation of 1.2 billion people.

Nov 06 01:30

UN WILL BE JUDGED ON WHETHER IT UPHOLDS PALESTINIAN RIGHTS

In particular, it is time, after 43 years, to acknowledge the intolerable burdens of prolonged occupation on a civilian population.

Richard Falk --

As this is my last report to the General Assembly in my term as Special Rapporteur on the Situation of human rights in the Palestinian territories occupied since 1967 it seems appropriate to describe some of the special difficulties that have faced the mandate-holder in discharging the functions of the position.

Nov 06 01:25

WIKILEAKS IS ZIONIST POISON

By Jonathan Azaziah

Undeniable facts about Zionism.

Disinformation is defined as ‘misinformation that is deliberately disseminated in order to influence or confuse rivals.’ It is used by governments to mislead and brainwash their citizen populations, instigate wars, and blackmail foreign regimes. It is the ultimate instrument of the media. The most effective disinformation is that which is comprised of falsehood as well as facts. Wikileaks, founded by Julian Assange, fits this description perfectly, right down to the letter.

Nov 05 22:57

FRANKLIN LAMB: ISRAEL PLANS TO TAKE THEIR NEW CONGRESS TO WAR

DID ANYONE REALLY EXPECT ISRAEL WOULD LOSE ?

The post Congressional election euphoria has not extended to Lebanon and this region.

Nov 05 20:41

ANTOINE RAFFOUL: NEW HISTORY OR A NEW MIRAGE

It confirms what we have always believed: that the Zionist project of occupying and holding on to all of historic Palestine was, is and continues to be the prime and sole objective of the Zionist leadership in Israel.

Nov 05 19:35

China quarantine bureau rejects U.S. GMO corn cargo

China's quarantine bureau confirmed on Tuesday it had discovered traces of an unapproved genetically modified organism (GMO) in a U.S. corn cargo and had refused it entry into China.

Nov 05 19:21

LEBANON DEMURS AS ISRAEL CLAIMS VICTORY IN THE US MIDTERM ELECTIONS

Ros-Lehtinen, the all time Congressional record holder for all manner of anti-Arab congressional initiatives’ over the past two decades is expected to renew her call to cut off all aid to the Palestinian Authority in Ramallah.

Nov 05 19:09

Al-Qaida group takes responsibility for mail bombs

Editor's Note: Ah, Hahahaha...Ah, Hahahha. Of course they did.

Brian Murphy and Lolita C. Baldor
Associated Press

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – A Yemen-based al-Qaida group on Friday claimed responsibility for the international mail bomb plot uncovered late last week as well as the crash of a United Parcel Service cargo plane in September.

Nov 05 18:57

NASA Glenn Incident was Actually Drill Gone Wrong

BROOK PARK, Ohio — An incident Friday morning at NASA Glenn Research Center that had authorities scrambling to investigate possible shots fired was actually a drill gone wrong, Fox 8?s Emily Valdez reports.

Cuyahoga County Sheriff’s Lt. Donald Michalosky says a “shots fired” message was misinterpreted by someone unaware that it was part of a drill.

Surrounding police departments also did not know about the drill and responded to calls as if it was a legitimate situation. Things escalated from there.

Nov 05 16:50

106,000 jobless Floridians could run out of unemployment benefits by December 4th

The clock is ticking for about 106,000 unemployed Floridians.

That's how many people will run out of unemployment benefits by Dec. 4 unless Congress passes another emergency extension during its upcoming lame duck session. And every week after that, Florida officials estimate, another 41,000 jobless will join them — many of them being cut off after receiving as few as 26 weeks of paid benefits from the state...

Nov 05 16:45

Fall of former UK minister exposes Labour's fascist election strategy

Yvonne Ridley views the demise of former British Minister of State for Borders and Immigration Phil Woolas against the background of the Labour Party's racist and fascist election strategy under suspected war criminal Tony Blair and his successor, the now defeated ex-Prime Minister Gordon Brown.

Nov 05 11:49

Indonesia volcano blasts searing gas; 122 now dead

MOUNT MERAPI, Indonesia (AP) -- Searing gas avalanched down an Indonesian volcano with a thunderous roar, torching houses and trees and incinerating villagers as they fled Mount Merapi's worst eruption in a century. Scores of bodies found Friday raised the death toll to 122.

The injured - with clothes, blankets and even mattresses fused to their skin by the 1,400 degree Fahrenheit (750 degree Celsius) heat - were carried away on stretchers following the first big explosion just before midnight.

All Friday, Merapi shot towering plumes of ash that dusted the windshields of cars 300 miles (480 kilometers) away. Bursts of hot clouds occasionally interrupted aid efforts, with rescuers screaming "Watch out! Hot cloud!"

Nov 05 10:47

Israel Promotes Martial Law Type Tactics in Airports World Wide

Israel is the leading country in police state airport technology. Israeli airports are basically under martial law. Israel has openly announced that former Israeli military is actively “profiling” possible terrorists. Remember, the Mossad plays a huge part in staged terror attacks throughout the world.

Fox News

Israel’s Latest Airport Security TechnologyIsrael has a reputation for being the world leader when it comes to airport security.

This week security officials from all over the world came to Tel Aviv for the first annual Homeland Security Conference–a chance to see Israeli security companies present the latest technology for combating terrorism.

Nov 05 10:45

Jon Schaffer – Sons of Liberty

Historically, music has always been at its most powerful when coming from a place of oppression or struggle. As the reality of making ends meet in North America becomes a bleaker prospect with each passing year, regular people who never before questioned their own government, are now finding themselves looking for answers to explain the increasing levels of difficulty and fear we are all now forced to deal with.

Nov 05 09:17

The TSA: America’s Real Child Pornography/Molestation Machine

Let me give an example. In Catoosa County (where Tonya Craft’s trial took place), Georgia, James Combs, a substitute teacher, is charged with child molestation because he patted some children on the back during class. (I have read the police reports in this case, along with other documents, and can tell readers confidently that Mr. Combs did not molest anyone, but in the aftermath of the Craft debacle, the Catoosa County authorities are desperate to get back their credibility and hope a jury will convict Mr. Combs.)

Nowhere in those police reports has there been a credible description of Mr. Combs doing what TSA workers do every day at airports. In other words, these workers have a free pass to do what would land anyone else into prison.

Nov 05 08:48

Qantas 747 lands in Singapore after engine trouble

According to Qantas website, Flight QF6 is a Boeing 747-400, which is fitted with four Rolls-Royce RB211-524G-T engines. The daily flight operates between Frankfurt and Sydney with a stopover in Singapore.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Yesterday's incident with the Airbus A380 also involved Rolls Royce engines, so there is either an issue with these engines or Qantas maintenance on them.

Nov 05 08:35

Consumers' right to file class actions is in danger

If AT&T has its way before the Supreme Court, any business that issues a contract to customers would be able to prevent them from joining class-action lawsuits, taking away arguably the most powerful legal tool available to the little guy.

Nov 05 08:30

No, Pentagon says, Obama will not be guarded by 34 ships

President Barack Obama will not be protected by a vast armada of 34 US warships when he visits Mumbai this weekend, officials said, calling reports from India on security preparations "comical."

The claim that many of the 288-ship US naval fleet would be deployed to waters off Mumbai was "absolutely absurd," Pentagon press secretary Geoff Morrell told reporters on Thursday.

US officials usually decline to discuss details about security precautions for the president, but the media accounts circulating out of India were so off the mark that press officers at the Pentagon and the White House said they felt compelled to speak up.

Nov 05 07:34

George Takei Calls Out Anti-Gay Arkansas School Board Member

Nov 05 06:58

White House calls Brian Williams after he questions mail-bomb terrorist threat

We're told the White House called Williams immediately after and told him, "We would never put the president out there saying it was serious unless that was the case." NBC had no comment. The White House didn't get back to us.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"IT WAS REAL, HONEST, WE'D NEVER FIB, HONEST, IT WAS REAL!" - official White Horse Souse.

Nov 05 06:13

The tunnel people of Las Vegas

Deep beneath Vegas’s glittering lights lies a sinister labyrinth inhabited by poisonous spiders and a man nicknamed The Troll who wields an iron bar.

But astonishingly, the 200 miles of flood tunnels are also home to 1,000 people who eke out a living in the strip’s dark underbelly.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

One cannot utter the phrase "economic recovery" with a straight face, while situations like this are playing out all over the US.

And please remember: many who are forced to live like this, because of their families' utter economic devastation, are children.

Nov 05 02:40

ISRAEL SLAMS ARAB “INCITEMENT,” IGNORES CLARION JEWISH RACISM

Since when is a state that demands that aspiring citizens pledge oaths of loyalty to a Jewish state qualified to complain about incitement? Since when is a state that instructs soldiers to murder babies at their mothers’ laps and children on their way to school qualified to judge which talk constitutes incitement and which doesn’t?

Nov 05 01:43

China accuses US of protectionism

China has accused the US of trade protectionism after the Federal Reserve announced plans to pump $600 billion into the country's market to speed up the economic recovery.

Nov 04 21:05

Anwar Al-Awlaki, the “Ninja” Reported Dead In 2009

Anwar Al-Awlaki, the man charged with masterminding terror attempts/attacks such as the Fort Hood Shooting, The Christmas Day Bomber, and The Times Square Fizzler was reported dead in 2009 by Fox News. This is interesting as it correlates with other top terrorists who are actually dead.

Fox News

December 24, 2009

The radical Muslim imam linked to the rampage at Fort Hood reportedly is believed to have been killed in a Yemen airstrike that may have also taken out the region’s top Al Qaeda leader and 30 other militants.

The raid in Yemen’s east targeted an Al Qaeda leadership meeting held to organize terror attacks. U.S. officials believe radical cleric Anwar Awlaki was “probably” one of dozens of militants killed in the strike, a source confirmed to FOX News.

Nov 04 20:54

Independent News Site Fraudulently Blacklisted by Internet Explorer After Negative Bill Gates Article

Activist Post

Is the Internet Blacklist already being enforced via web browsers? Microsoft's Internet Explorer recommended that visitors should not access Activist Post today, claiming the site contains threats to outside computers. First, we want to assure all of our visitors that this is blatantly FALSE. Our site does not contain any viruses, malware, or data-harvesting capabilities. We have a voluntary and confidential sign-up mechanism for our free weekly newsletter, which apparently now falls under the category of illegal data mining according to Microsoft.

What's interesting about the timing of this possible censorship is that it comes on a day when we posted an article that reflects negatively on Bill Gates.

Nov 04 20:53

They Got Stoned, and They Missed It!

Too bad . . . because the rest of the country was really counting on California's voters.

Nov 04 17:17

Anwar al-Awlaki Dead: Man Connected to Major Nidal Hasan Eliminated

Anwar al-Awalaki dead. Man who is alleged to have recruited US Military Major to undertake atrocity on US Army base in Texas dead.

In a Christmas Eve present to US anti-terror officials, a key Al-Qaeda recruiter and Islamic preacher Anwar al-Awlaki is believed killed, along with many other Senior Al-Qaeda members, in an air strike in Yemen.

Nov 04 17:00

5 Ashley stores hold closing sales

The bankrupt owner of five North Carolina Ashley Furniture HomeStore locations is closing up shop.

Liquidation sales began last week at all five of FreDe Enterprises' five Ashley Furniture HomeStore locations in Raleigh, Durham, Clayton, Fayetteville and Goldsboro, said John Spach, marketing director for Ashley.

FreDe filed for bankruptcy in July but had been operating as business as usual. The sudden shift to liquidation took some shoppers by surprises...

Nov 04 16:28

AIPAC LAUDS RE-ELECTION OF PRO-ISRAEL STALWARTS

Pro-Israel group AIPAC (American-Israeli Public Affairs Committee), hails success for supporters on both sides of the political divide, as well as election of three new Jewish members of Congress; polls shows 66 percent of U.S. Jews voted Democrat.

America’s largest pro-Israel lobby group on Wednesday hailed the results of midterm elections in the U.S. which saw staunch supporters re-elected to Congress on both sides of the party political divide.

Nov 04 15:43

NY City Officials: Tap Water Shows Elevated Lead Levels (Warning Issued for Entire Water Supply)

NEW YORK (CBS 2/1010 WINS) — Whether you live in a house or an apartment, this could impact your life.

There’s a water warning in New York City.

Nov 04 15:29

The Fed's 'pact with the devil' now the only stimulus game in town

WASHINGTON — Any more stimulus spending by President Barack Obama and Congress is dead, after this week's election blowout by the Republicans. Yet, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke's "Hail Mary" pass to pump $600 billion into the banking system is really stimulus spending under another name.

Nov 04 15:01

Brazil ready to retaliate for US move in ‘currency war’

Brazil, the country that fired the gun on the so-called “currency wars”, is girding itself for further battle...

Nov 04 14:58

MI5 told to make July 7 files public

MI5 officers will have to give evidence to the 7 July inquests publicly, after the coroner rejected a plea from the Home Secretary to hold closed hearings.

Nov 04 14:44

Thought crimes in Israel

Neve Gordon looks at a raft of draft laws making their way through the Israeli parliament, the Knesset, which if passed will seal Israel's transformation into a fully fascist state that persecutes and marginalizes everyone who does not subscribe to the official racially-oriented ideology.

Nov 04 12:19

Experts: Did UN troops infect Haiti?

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — Researchers should determine whether United Nations peacekeepers were the source of a deadly outbreak of cholera in Haiti, two public health experts, including a U.N. official, said Wednesday.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that the strain of cholera that has killed at least 442 people the past three weeks matches strains found in South Asia. The CDC, World Health Organization and United Nations say it’s not possible to pinpoint the source and investigating further would distract from efforts to fight the disease.

Nov 04 11:47

Homeland Security To “Regionalize” Emergency Supplies Over Next 90 Days

A phone interview with Sharon Bylier of The Dept of Homeland Security, revealed that H.S. is stepping up regionalizing disaster supplies. Simply put, they are taking emergency items that are currently centralized in Washington, D.C., and distributing them nationally. Sort of like a mobilization of suppies. Their plan is to complete the supply of fifteen H.S. warehouses around the country in the next three months. Ms. Bylier is quoted as saying “we have worked hard the last six months to meet our local objectives.” She continued “the goals of Homeland Security are in sight.” It’s difficult to know if this is a good or bad omen. No comment was offered as to why this program has been given so much urgency at this time. It’s nice to know we’re ready. But ready for What?

Nov 04 11:39

Napolitano Uses ‘Domestic Terror’ To Push Body Scanners

From 9/11, to the Anthrax attacks, to the “Christmas Day Bomber” to the “Times Square Fizzler, you can find staged terror on street corners all across America.

All of this has been a push to get the naked body scanners into our airports, but the American people have not bought the recent propaganda. There has been a rebellious presence surrounding the radioactive scanners now installed in some international airports within the U.S.

Nov 04 11:23

Water Security – Water Refuges

When asked to rank the most important service, 95 percent of U.S. voters put water in first place followed by electricity, heat, Internet, cell phone, landline phone, cable TV, and cooling systems, respectively. Everyone instinctively understands the importance of water but collectively we have been ignoring the warning signs indicating that a huge percentage of humanity is not going to be staying with us much longer as food and water shortages impact us like dual sledge hammers. All of our projections of vastly increased populations are going to run into the brick wall of water scarcity and terrible water quality.

Nov 04 11:14

CIA lawyer: U.S. law does not forbid rendition

Daniel Pines, an assistant general counsel at the CIA, has asserted in a law journal that the abduction of terrorism suspects abroad is legal under U.S. law, even when the suspect is turned over to countries notorious for torture.

“There are virtually no legal restrictions on these types of operations,” Pines asserts in the current edition of the Loyola University Chicago Law Journal.

“Indeed, U.S. law does not even preclude the United States from rendering individuals to a third country in instances where the third country may subject the rendered individual to torture. The only restrictions that do exist under U.S. law preclude U.S. officials from themselves torturing or inflicting cruel and unusual punishment on individuals during rendition operations, or rendering individuals from a place of actual armed conflict or occupation -- all of which prove to be narrow limitations indeed,” Pines writes.

Nov 04 11:10

YouTube takes down ‘terror cleric’ al-Awlaki videos

YouTube has removed videos by a radical American-born Yemeni Islamist cleric after complaints from the US and UK.

The site said hundreds of clips of Anwar al-Awlaki’s calls to jihad violated a ban on hate speech and incitement to violence, media reported.

The move came less than a week after authorities intercepted air cargo bombs sent from Yemen to the US in a plot linked to Mr Awlaki.

The US has named Mr Awlaki a “specially designated global terrorist”

Nov 04 11:10

Blood on Their Hands: The World’s Slickest Con Job and a Stack of Deadly LIES... (Vaccination Nation)

Today, children may receive as many as 37 doses of 14 vaccines by the age of two, and as many as eight vaccines in a single visit!

The United States recommends more vaccines than any country in world. The CDC recommends 48 doses of 14 vaccines by age six, and 69 doses of 16 vaccines by age 18.

The CDC also recommends an annual flu shot for all Americans from six months of age through year of death.

What exactly is fueling this dramatic rise in the number of shots recommended to our children and adults?

Nov 04 10:51

A380 Rolls-Royce Trent 900 Engine Failure Probe

Nov 04 10:13

Aircraft bomb finds may spell end for in-flight Wi-Fi

The long-awaited ability to use a cellphone or Wi-Fi connection on an aircraft might become a casualty of the latest aviation security threat.

Nov 04 10:10

9 Reasons Why Quantitative Easing Is Bad For The U.S. Economy

The Fed says that the plan is to purchase $600 billion of U.S. Treasury securities by the middle of 2011. In addition, the Federal Reserve has announced that it will be "reinvesting" an additional $250 billion to $300 billion from the proceeds of its mortgage portfolio in U.S. Treasury securities over the same time period. So that is a total injection of about $900 billion. Perhaps the Fed thought that number would sound a little less ominous than $1 trillion.

#1 Quantitative Easing Will Damage The Value Of The U.S. Dollar

#2 Inflation Is Going To Hit Already Struggling U.S. Consumers Really Hard

#3 Once An Inflationary Spiral Gets Going It Is Really Hard To Stop

#4 Inflation Is A Hidden Tax On Every American

#5 The Solution To The Housing Bubble Is Not Another Housing Bubble

#6 More Quantitative Easing Threatens To Destabilize The Global Financial System

#7 Quantitative Easing Is An Aggressive Move In A World Already On The Verge Of A Currency War

#8 Quantitative Easing Threatens The Status Of The Dollar As The World Reserve Currency

#9 It Is Going To Become More Expensive For The U.S. Government To Borrow Money

Nov 04 09:55

The Impotence of Elections

The American situation is dire. As a result of the high speed Internet, the loss of manufacturing jobs was followed by the loss of professional service jobs, such as software engineering, that were career ladders for American university graduates. The middle class has no prospects. Already, the American labor force and income distribution mimics that of a third world country, with income and wealth concentrated in a few hands at the top and most of the rest of the population employed in domestic services jobs.

On top of all the other factors that have made American elections meaningless, voters cannot even get correct information from the media about the problems that they and the country face.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Memo to Paul Craig Roberts: thinking people have rather well tuned out the corporate media when it comes to informational substance; when people want the truth, they are increasingly coming to sites like this one.

Nov 04 09:43

Behind the Al-Qaeda Scenarios, A Strategic Oil Transit Chokepoint

The evidence suggests that the Pentagon and US intelligence are moving to militarize a strategic chokepoint for the world’s oil flows, Bab el-Mandab, and using the Somalia piracy incident, together with claims of a new Al Qaeda threat arising from Yemen, to militarize one of the world’s most important oil transport routes. In addition, undeveloped petroleum reserves in the territory between Yemen and Saudi Arabia are reportedly among the world’s largest.

Nov 04 09:06

Las Vegas Tunnel People

Nov 04 07:22

Dumb, Dumber and Dead.

A whole lot of us are going to get flushed down the cosmic toilet. It’s what we want. We can be told what’s going to happen but it makes no difference. We’re so damn sure that we are right that no information to the contrary is going to have any effect at all. Those of us that are on another path can only do our best to help as we go and keep our eyes on the goal of liberation and an awareness of the protections that follow those whose course is aligned with the best intentions of the universe itself. It could all be so simple and it is but the base drives of the possessed and deceived require ever increasing complexities and confusions to mask the truth of their obsessions.

Nov 04 05:57

Applications for jobless aid rise sharply

WASHINGTON — The number of people seeking jobless benefits jumped sharply last week, after two straight weeks of declines.

The Labor Department said Thursday that initial claims for unemployment aid rose by 20,000 to a seasonally adjusted 457,000 for the week ending Oct. 30. Wall Street analysts polled by Thomson Reuters had expected a smaller rise.

Nov 04 04:38

Yemen parcel bomb 'was 17 minutes from exploding'

France's Interior Minister Brice Hortefeux says that one of the two parcel bombs intercepted last week after being sent from Yemen was defused 17 minutes before it was due to go off.

Mr Hortefeux was speaking to France-2 television but did not reveal his source for the information.

[insert photo of countdown timer here]

Nov 04 00:54

Richard Sauder: Minot Manifesto

First released to the press on 15 April 2010, on the occasion of my nonviolent peace demonstration at Minot U.S. Air Force Base, on Minuteman III Nuclear Missile Silo H-8, near the intersection of 33rd Street and 76th Avenue, several miles southwest of Parshall, North Dakota, USA.)

Also see “A Serious Message From The Heart of America”

Hier stehe ich. Ich kann nicht anders.
Here I stand. I cannot do otherwise.

These truths are self-evident:

1. Both major political parties in the USA are massively criminally corrupt; they are essentially political mafias, tools of the Fortune 500, Wall Street, the U.S. Federal Reserve and other nefarious interests.

Nov 04 00:02

Catherine Austin Fitts: The Looting Of America

Former Assistant Secretary of Housing under George H.W. Bush Catherine Austin Fitts blows the whistle on how the financial terrorists have deliberately imploded the US economy and transferred gargantuan amounts of wealth offshore as a means of sacrificing the American middle class. Fitts documents how trillions of dollars went missing from government coffers in the 90?s and how she was personally targeted for exposing the fraud.

Fitts explains how every dollar of debt issued to service every war, building project, and government program since the American Revolution up to around 2 years ago – around $12 trillion – has been doubled again in just the last 18 months alone with the bank bailouts. “We’re literally witnessing the leveraged buyout of a country and that’s why I call it a financial coup d’état, and that’s what the bailout is for,” states Fitts.

Massive amounts of financial capital have been sucked out the United States and moved abroad, explains Fitts, ensuring that corporations have become more powerful than governments, changing the very structure of governance on the planet and ensuring we are ruled by private corporations. Pension and social security funds have also been stolen and moved offshore, leading to the end of fiscal responsibility and sovereignty as we know it.

Catherine Austin Fitts: The Looting Of America 2/4
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LhIgvkc5CoQ&feature=player_embedded

Catherine Austin Fitts: The Looting Of America 3/4
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=90zvtIEaU_Q&feature=player_embedded

Catherine Austin Fitts: The Looting Of America 4/4
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SM5tQrfrHdk&feature=player_embedded

Nov 03 23:54

Qantas Jet Makes Emergency Landing Amid Claims of Explosion

A Qantas Jet has made an emergency landing in Singapore after an apparent engine malfunction. Multiple witnesses have claimed that they saw and heard an explosion before the emergency landing. Reports seem to differ as to what actually caused this emergency landing.

This has all the markings of a botched black op used to further the fraudulent war on terror.

Fox News

A Qantas superjumbo jet made an emergency landing Thursday in Singapore with 459 people aboard, after one of its four engines failed over western Indonesia and following witness reports of a blast that sent debris hurtling to the ground.

The carrier said there had not been any explosion, and that the plane landed safely with no injuries.

Nov 03 21:52

APA president advises against new body scanners

Allied Pilots Association president Dave Bates is suggesting that American Airlines pilots go through a pat-down search by Transportation Security Administration personnel rather undergo the repeated radiation from the "advanced imaging technology" body scanners used at many airports.

Nov 03 21:45

Qantas plane makes emergency landing in S'pore after losing engine

Qantas says one of its planes safely made an emergency landing Thursday in Singapore, after one of the aircraft's engines shut down while flying over Indonesia.

A Qantas spokesman in Sydney, Australia, said the A380 aircraft experienced an engine issue soon after taking off from Singapore on a flight to Sydney.

Nov 03 20:01

From Former Rep. Alan Grayson

One thing that I’ve heard a lot from people during the last two years is that I’ve been saying what you’ve been thinking. Well, since the election last night (which I lost), you’ve been saying what I’ve been thinking. So I’m going to turn over the rest of this e-mail to some of my Facebook friends, who wrote to me today:

Nov 03 19:17

Huge volcanic blast spurs more Indonesians to flee

MOUNT MERAPI, Indonesia — Searing gas and molten lava poured from Indonesia's deadly volcano in an explosion three times as powerful as last week's devastating blast, chasing people from villages and emergency shelters along its slopes.

After more than a week of continual eruptions, and warnings that pressure inside Mount Merapi may still be building, the province warned Wednesday it was running out of money to help more than 70,000 people forced from their homes.

Nov 03 18:00

A FEAR MONGER AND A WAR MONGER

Despite your claims and twisting of the truth, Mr. Murdoch, the threats faced today are not “part of an ongoing war against the Jews.” The threat is the fear mongering which supports your war mongering.

By Paul Balles — My Catbird Seat –

Nov 03 17:29

MURDOCH DRUMS UP “WAR” WHERE PROPAGANDA COLLIDES WITH TRUTH - STUART LITTLEWOOD

In case Mr Murdoch hadn’t noticed, Israel itself is widely regarded as a terror state frequently resorting, as it does, to assassinations and extra-judicial executions, abductions and torture, massacres and starvation sieges, air-strikes, armed incursions, the use of prohibited weapons on civilians and massive violations of human rights?

Nov 03 17:27

Public Pension Woes Haunt California, Other States

Pension reform has become a front-burner issue in California's gubernatorial race between Democrat Jerry Brown and Republican Meg Whitman. Reform measures are slated to appear on ballots in several California cities...

Nov 03 17:17

Murdoch: a warmonger and a fear monger

Paul J. Balles views the deception and fear mongering employed by News Corporation chief Rupert Murdoch at a gathering of the venomous US "Anti-Defamation League" to rally support for Israel.

Nov 03 17:16

Murdoch drums up "war" where propaganda collides with truth

Stuart Littlewood analyses Rupert Murdoch’s speech to the US Zionist hate peddling "Anti-Defamation League", in which the media magnate regurgitated Israel’s propaganda lines. He argues that Murdoch’s imaginary "war against the Jews" is "merely the flashpoint where propaganda lies finally collide with the sickening truth about Israel".

Nov 03 17:04

Suspicious Packages Found in New York and Scotland Airports

Suspicious Packages Found in New York and Scotland Airports

n the last month terror alerts have skyrocketed with all threats apparently originating from CIA patsy Anwar Al-Awlaki, who dined at the Pentagon months after 9/11.

Suspicious Packages have apparently been “found” at both JFK Airport in New York and Glasgow Airport in Scotland.

NBC New York

A shipping facility at JFK Airport was evacuated as a precaution Wednesday evening while authorities are doublechecking some of the same packages from Yemen that caused a international terror scare last week, an airport source said.

The packages arrived at the DHL facility via the same Emirates Airlines Boeing 777 that was escorted by F-15 fighter jets into Kennedy Airport on Friday, sources said.

Nov 03 16:42

YOU GET THE TRUTH ONLY FROM ‘FORMER’ OFFICIALS’ – DR. BOUTHAINA SHABAAN

Part of the tragedies of the peoples of Palestine, Pakistan, Afghanistan and Somalia, and the dangers threatening Iran, Sudan and Yemen, is caused by the cowardice of leaders and their succumbing to the dictates and temptation of Zionist money and the blackmail of Israeli media and not responding to their human conscience and the interests of their nations which they are supposed to represent.

Nov 03 16:31

A WARMONGER AND A FEAR MONGER – PAUL BALLES

Rupert Murdoch the warmonger encouraged George W. Bush’s maniacal killing spree in Iraq. He convinced Tony Blair to support Bush’s madness.

Nov 03 12:39

Hidden from History Books Systematically Destroyed across Canada

Copies of the historic book Hidden from History: The Canadian Holocaust have disappeared this week from the libraries at McGill and Concordia Universities, and from local aboriginal resource centers, following on a similar disappearance of the book from the Vancouver Public Library and the University of B.C. Library system during October.

Librarians have not provided any clear reason how the books vanished so easily and quickly.

Nov 03 10:55

Federal Reserve to print billions of dollars in massive shadow stimulus

The Federal Reserve's policy-setting panel began a crucial two-day meeting Tuesday, poised to cast aside its long-held reluctance to micro-manage the economy in a bid to avoid a lost decade of growth.

The central bank's open market committee (FOMC) is expected to approve massive stimulus spending not seen since the depths of the economic crisis.

Nov 03 10:54

Miracle escape after toddler falls seven storeys from apartment block, bounces off café awning and is CAUGHT by passerby

An 18-month-old boy had a miraculous escape when he fell from a seventh-floor apartment and survived without so much as a scratch.

The toddler was playing by a window with an older sibling in the Paris block before he tumbled. Luckily his fallen was broken by a cafe awning which bounced him into the arms of a passerby who leapt forward to catch him.

Nov 03 10:53

Fed Will Probably Start $500 Billion of Bond Buys, Survey Shows

The Federal Reserve will probably begin a new round of unconventional monetary easing this week by announcing a plan to buy at least $500 billion of long-term securities, according to economists surveyed by Bloomberg News.

Policy makers meeting tomorrow and Nov. 3 will restart a program of securities purchases to spur growth, reduce unemployment and increase inflation, said 53 of 56 economists surveyed last week. Twenty-nine estimated the Fed will pledge to buy $500 billion or more, while another seven predicted $50 billion to $100 billion in monthly purchases without a specified total. The remainder said the Fed would buy up to $500 billion or didn’t quantify their forecast.

Nov 03 10:46

So-Called Alternative Media Are a Bunch of Wannabe MSM Cowards

September 11th is indisputably the greatest crime in modern history. Everyone agrees that it has been the catalyst to excuse everything that has taken place in America since: wars, illegal surveillance, and torture, most notably.

It is the story of the century and it is still not to be questioned by the leading so-called alternative news websites that have reached mainstream levels of viewership. 9/11 is the stinky fart in the newsroom, where everyone with half-a-brain knows who cut the cheese, but because the boss is the culprit they’re afraid to be ridiculed or fired for speaking out. It’s authentic cowardice in the first degree.

Nov 03 09:39

American Democracy: Despair Follows Delusion

Welcome to the good old USA where citizens, unlike those in Europe , do not riot in the streets demanding justice but keep believing in the nonsense that voting for either Republicans or Democrats will work for them and the nation.

Despair follows delusion. Despite the endless media hype, the political revolution of 2010 is like a badly made firecracker – a dud. President Obama, Republicans and Democrats will have learned nothing profound, not enough to dedicate themselves to real reforms. Along with economic pain, widespread anger will persist as nothing tangible results to make the lives of ordinary Americans a lot better. Will Americans demand smarter strategies than voting in regular elections with choices between Democrats and Republicans?

Nov 03 09:34

War Is Sold Just Like Soda or Toothpaste

White House chief of Staff Andrew Card famously said - in explaining why the Bush administration waited until September to make its case for war in Iraq:

From a marketing point of view, you don't introduce new products in August.

War is - indeed - marketed just like soda or toothpaste.

Everyone knows that truth is the first casualty of war.

Countries need to lie about their enemies in order to demonize them sufficiently so that the people will support the war.

That is why intelligence "failures" - such as the following - are so common.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I would really like to hope that, after having been lied into two brutal, immoral, and illegal wars (Iraq and Afghanistan) that the American people would have the horse-sense not to be lied into another.

And if this, or any other administration, attempts to do so, that the American people would scream, with one voice, "absolutely NOT!!!!!"

Nov 03 09:26

Portland Rejects Non-Citizen Voting

PORTLAND, Maine -- Voters in Portland have rejected a ballot measure that would have allowed legal residents who are not U.S. citizens the right to vote in municipal elections.

The proposal was defeated in Tuesday's election by margin of 52 percent to 48 percent.

Nov 03 09:22

Waging the big bucks jihad

I don't like this scare mongering, but the fact is that it's not limited to any one issue. Hundreds of tax-exempt groups of every kind raise money by offering scary descriptions of what will happen if the other side prevails. Both major political parties are famous for employing fear in their message.

And it's all legal. So long as a non-profit informs the IRS where its money is coming from, how it spends it, and how much it pays its staff, it can solicit support any way it wants to The government just wants to make sure that the benefit of tax exemption is not exploited to make the beneficiaries of these contributions rich. Tax-exempt donations are meant for supporting the cause - no matter whether the cause is good, bad or indifferent. They are not for lining anyone's pocket.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Whenever confronted by misinformation which makes you feel scared, nervous, angry and vulnerable, remember: that is precisely its design intent.

When you are in that mental state, it is hard to think clearly and rationally, which is exactly how the people who've concocted the misinformation want you to feel.

Do your own research, and ask the question: who really benefits if I cannot think logically about a particular issue or group? What would be the outcome of my mentally "signing on" to a fearmonger's particular agenda?!?

Nov 03 08:55

Nevada: Mysterious Power outage delays election results

LAS VEGAS -- Long lines at polling locations in northern Nevada have held up Tuesday's election results, according to Nevada Secretary of State Ross Miller.
"No results of any statewide races can be reported in any county until all polls across the state are closed," Miller said in a statement. He could not say how long the vote count would take.
A power outage in Henderson briefly delayed voting at Schofield Elementary School earlier in the evening, after a vehicle hit a transformer at Eastern Avenue and the 215 Beltway.

Nov 03 08:46

Bomb plot could raise costs, but who pays?

Security fears triggered by the air freight bomb plot could increase the costs of global trade and fuel debate over the technology needed to screen packages and who should pay for it, transport officials said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Like it is not a foregone conclusion that the public gets stuck with the bill for more useless security crap.

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