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April 21, 2009

Apr 21 09:59

US rejects an Israeli demand

Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu told the US Middle East envoy George Mitchell on Thursday that his government would condition talks over Palestinian statehood on the Palestinians first recognising Israel as a Jewish state.

"Israel expects the Palestinians to first recognise Israel as a Jewish state before talking about two states for two peoples," a senior official in Mr Netanyahu's office quoted the new prime minister as saying. Statements from the US State Department indicated that the Obama administration regards such an Israeli condition as unacceptable, saying that the United States would continue to promote a two-state solution.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is a classic Israeli tactic, to demand that the other side give Israel what it wants before Israel decides whether or not to give the other side what it wants.

Israel demands Palestine recognize Israel's right to exist, yet refuses Palestine the very same thing, and it is this hypocrisy, this blatant double standard which lies at the heart of 60 years of unending hostility and war in the region.

Peace will come when Israel grants to others only that which it demands for itself; a right to exist.

Apr 21 09:56

Housing Bubble Smackdown: Bigger Crash Ahead

"We believe there are in the neighborhood of 600,000 properties nationwide that banks have repossessed but not put on the market," said Rick Sharga, vice president of RealtyTrac, which compiles nationwide statistics on foreclosures. "California probably represents 80,000 of those homes. It could be disastrous if the banks suddenly flooded the market with those distressed properties. You'd have further depreciation and carnage."

Apr 21 09:54

EXCLUSIVE: Senator's husband cashes in on crisis

On the day the new Congress convened this year, Sen. Dianne Feinstein introduced legislation to route $25 billion in taxpayer money to a government agency that had just awarded her husband's real estate firm a lucrative contract to sell foreclosed properties at compensation rates higher than the industry norms.

Apr 21 09:53

Unfurling the claims to the Dead Sea scrolls

As the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto prepares to host an exhibition of parts of 16 of these scrolls, the Palestinian Authority, expected to rule over the area where the scrolls were found, is calling on the government of Canada to bar the exhibition. The Palestinians say the scrolls are part of their cultural heritage and they want them back.



Emigrate While You Still Can - Finca Bayano In Panama!

Finco Bayano
Apr 21 09:50

British academic’s work used to justify US torture

Professor Jim Horne is ‘saddened and appalled’ by Bush Administration’s efforts to exploit his book to excuse 180-hour stints of sleep deprivation.

Apr 21 09:49

Dershowitz slams Tutu, Swiss and Norway

'Tutu is a bigot and a racist,' said Derschowitz about the Nobel Peace Prize winning South African archbishop. He is 'blind, deaf and dumb when it comes to issues of Israel.'

Tutu has voiced support for the Palestinians and headed a fact finding mission to the Gaza Strip for the UN's human rights bodies.

The lawyer, who has defended OJ Simpson and written books backing Israeli military policy in the Palestinian territories, said that Norway was 'one of the biggest offenders against Israel.'

Read more: http://www.monstersandcritics.com/news/europe/news/article_1471936.php...

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Translation: "Whine, whine, whimper, whine whimper, whine, whimper, whine whimper, whine, whimper, whine whimper, whine, whimper, whine whimper, whine, whimper, whine whimper, whine, whimper, whine whimper, whine, whimper, whine whimper, whine, whimper, whine whimper, whine, whimper, whine whimper!!!"

Apr 21 09:47

Scavenging, the new way to avoid going hungry

Closing time in the Parisian markets, and the streets are not left bare. Increasing numbers of people come to look for fruit and vegetables left behind by stall owners. And you don't have to be poor to take part.

Apr 21 09:46

Yuan trade move 'far reaching'

The Chinese government's decision this month to let exporters in a small number of cities settle their overseas trade in yuan rather than in US dollars has far-reaching implications, according to economists, even though the immediate impact is minimal.



Apr 21 09:46

Hill Holds Fire on Harman

House leaders in both parties were publicly mum in response to a story that nonetheless lit up Capitol Hill on Monday, alleging that Rep. Jane Harman (D-Calif.) engaged in a quid pro quo with a suspected Israeli agent to advance her stature in Congress.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Israel said we should not talk about it!" -- Official White Horse Souse

Apr 21 09:45

Jacqui Plays the Terror Card - As I Predicted

So Jacqui Smith has played the terror card in a wild bid to save her job. It is extraordinary she can warn us of grave danger and at the same time look so smug about it. She spoke in the House of Commons of a "Suspected bomb plot" despite the absence of certain key elements normally associated with the phrase "bomb plot".

Like a bomb.

Or a plot.

Apr 21 09:43

Big banks have a big credit problem

Bank of America and Citigroup have been sinking billions into rainy day funds, but problem loans are growing even faster.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Just printing up money and pouring it on the banks won;t fix the eocnomy.

People cannot pay their loans, let alone borrow more, unless and until the jobs are brought back to this country.

An economy cannot survive, let alone prosper, without products for sale.

Apr 21 09:39

Israeli study finds spike in anti-Semitic incidents during Gaza fight

An Israeli university study finds that anti-Semitic incidents in the world spiked in January, while Israel was attacking the Gaza Strip.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"It just HAD to be anti-Semitism, because nobody could ever find real reasons to complain about what Israel was doing in Gaza! And you're an anti-Semite if you don't agree!!!!"



Apr 21 09:32

Shame on you, you Pathetic Blood-Stained Clowns.

The U.N. Conference on Racism was visited by Israeli clowns and that was fitting because it had all the elements of a circus attended by mindless children who engage in mass murder of entire populations while screaming in pain when exposed for their acts.

Apr 21 09:25

Dreaded deflation is back for the first time in 50 years - on the eve of Darling's do-or-die Budget

The British economy has fallen into deflation for the first time in 50 years, raising fears of a devastating drop in wages and pension freezes.

The Retail Prices Index fell to minus 0.4 per cent in March, down from zero the previous month.

Apr 21 09:15

Cheney Demands Release of CIA Memos Proving Torture 'Success'

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Hey, we caught Jack the Ripper!!!"

Apr 21 09:15

HR20-New Mother’s Mandated Mental Health Test-JUST PASSED HOUSE!

A sweeping government policy for all new births in the United States has just passed the House of Representatives and is now headed to the Senate. The Mother’s Act, if passed, will mandate that all new mothers be screened by means of a list of subjective questions that will determine if each mother is mentally fit to take their newborn home from the hospital. Just imagine that after your child is born, you are told that you can’t take them home since a multiple choice questionnaire wasn’t answered correctly. Just imagine being told that the only way you can take your child home is if you or your spouse goes into treatment or on anti-depressants which we know causes psychosis, delusions, and even homicidal thoughts. It just doesn’t make sense.



Apr 21 08:38

Israeli minister compares Iran to Nazis

Iran is trying to replicate Nazi Germany's treatment of the Jewish people, Israeli deputy prime minister Silvan Shalom said Tuesday ahead of a Holocaust ceremony at a former death camp.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is called "Projection".

Apr 21 08:37

GERMANY 1940 ISRAEL 2009

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Relinked in light of Israel's claim that Iran is trying to copy Nazi Germany's atrocities.

Apr 21 08:32

Times confirms Democrat tried to stop wiretapping story, possibly before 2004 election

The New York Times confirmed late Monday that a top Democratic congresswoman called the paper in 2004 and tried to keep it from publishing an article exposing the Bush Administration’s warrantless wiretapping program — possibly helping to sway the balance in the 2004 presidential election.

Apr 21 08:27

NASA Spacecraft Detects Buried Glaciers on Mars

NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has revealed vast Martian glaciers of water ice under protective blankets of rocky debris at much lower latitudes than any ice previously identified on the Red Planet.



Apr 21 08:25

Lightest exoplanet yet discovered

Well-known exoplanet researcher Michel Mayor today announced the discovery of the lightest exoplanet found so far. The planet, “e”, in the famous system Gliese 581, is only about twice the mass of our Earth. The team also refined the orbit of the planet Gliese 581 d, first discovered in 2007, placing it well within the habitable zone, where liquid water oceans could exist.

Apr 21 08:16

Ahmadinejad: The FULL Speech to the UN conference

Forget what the media is trying to tell you. Watch the speech and decide for yourself.

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Apr 21 08:15

'Quiet Sun' baffling astronomers

The Sun normally undergoes an 11-year cycle of activity. At its peak, it has a tumultuous boiling atmosphere that spits out flares and planet-sized chunks of super-hot gas. This is followed by a calmer period.

Last year, it was expected that it would have been hotting up after a quiet spell. But instead it hit a 50-year year low in solar wind pressure, a 55-year low in radio emissions, and a 100-year low in sunspot activity.

According to Prof Louise Hara of University College London, it is unclear why this is happening or when the Sun is likely to become more active again.

Apr 21 08:12

Fatties cause global warming

THE rising number of fat people was yesterday blamed for global warming.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is just getting downright silly!



Apr 21 08:10

Harman's Wiretap Woes and the AIPAC Clique

Now we see another page in the script, if we believe reporter Jeff Stein that Harman's sycophantic defense of the FISA violations was part of the deal: she, in return for then-Attorney General Alberto Gonzales' help in halting an FBI investigation into Harman's deal-making with American Israeli Public Affairs Committee would do her best to defend and deflect attention from the illegal wiretaps. The fact that Harman, herself, was wiretapped, perhaps with good reason, is simply serendipitous poetry.

Apr 21 08:00

Crimes suspected in 20 bailout cases -- for starters

Reporting from Washington and Los Angeles -- In the first major disclosure of corruption in the $750-billion financial bailout program, federal investigators said Monday they have opened 20 criminal probes into possible securities fraud, tax violations, insider trading and other crimes.

The cases represent only the first wave of investigations, and the total fraud could ultimately reach into the tens of billions of dollars, according to Neil Barofsky, the special inspector general overseeing the bailout program.

Apr 21 07:58

Sri Lanka rebels: 1,000 civilians die in govt raid

Sri Lanka's Tamil rebels said Tuesday that 1,000 civilians died in a government raid on their territory that the military says freed thousands of noncombatants from the war zone. The military denied the accusation.

Apr 21 07:58

Report: Hackers break into Pentagon's fighter jet project

The reported attack raised more questions than it answered.

For example, the report did not say how attackers managed to download terabytes of data before being discovered. A single terabyte can take up to several weeks to download over a relatively fast data connection, such as a Digital Subscriber Line or cable modem.

The report also suggested that China could be behind the stolen data, noting that investigators believe the attack originated in China. However, it said the exact identities of the people behind the attack had not been established.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

... who could be anywhere in the world.



Owl 1
Apr 21 07:56

Israel: Iran is like 'Nazi Germany'

Israel's deputy prime minister has compared Iran to Nazi Germany, in response to President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's criticism of the Jewish state at a United Nations conference.

Silvan Shalom's comments on Tuesday come after Ahmadinejad called Israel a "racist" state during a United Nations conference in Switzerland.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Ever notice how upset Israel gets when anyone compares it to the Nazi state, yet Israel will not hesitate to equate other countries with Nazi Germany.

The fact is that after you get past the media hype, Ahmadinejad made some pretty accurate observations.

Apr 21 07:54

Meltdown losses of '$4 trillion'

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has warned that potential losses from the credit crunch could reach $4 trillion (£2.75tn) and damage the financial system for years to come.

It says that even if urgent action is taken to clean up the banking system, the process will be "slow and painful", delaying economic recovery.

It says that banks may need $1.7 trillion in additional capital.

But it warns that political support for further bank bail-outs is waning.

Apr 21 07:53

Cosmic close-up: Sensational images of Saturn show the ringed planet in incredible detail

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Sorry Arthur; no giant monolith on Iapetus! :)

Apr 21 07:42

Obama Campaign's Multi-Million Dollar Propaganda Firm Deployed in Iraq to Advise on "New Media"

With Iraq in ruins, Obama sends a politically connected firm, along with reps from AT&T, Google, and Twitter to build 'smart power' in Baghdad.



Apr 21 07:41

Told you so, Harper says as Iran stirs UN uproar

Yesterday's opening session of the second United Nations World Conference Against Racism in Geneva could be described as an international circus.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

(Reader comment) Once again, Canada's whornalists are shilling for Israel. Did the leader of Iran really say what they are claiming here? I doubt it. And so do many of the people posting comments:

Especially check out the agree/disagree ratings on each comment. People are not buying this shit one bit, and they are not agreeing with the politically correct sheep/megaphonies trying to skew the commentary.

Apr 21 07:16

Israel wants to buy U.S. missile defense system

JERUSALEM - Defense Minister Ehud Barak hopes to buy a U.S. missile defense system to protect Israeli towns from short-range rockets and mortar fire, defense officials said Tuesday.

Barak plans to ask U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates to sell Israel the Vulcan-Phalanx cannon and radar system when he visits Washington in June, the officials said, speaking on condition of anonymity as the request has not yet formally been made.

The Vulcan-Phalanx — manufactured by U.S. company Raytheon Co. — is to be integrated into a multilayer defense umbrella that will include Israel's Iron Dome and two other missile systems being developed with the United States, the officials said.

Apr 21 07:04

Who sat on Harman's wiretap for four years and why is it just now being exposed?

California Rep. and Democrat Jane Harman is apparently guilty of treason, it was reported last night. The story is reported by Jeff Stein of Congressional Quarterly here.

Knowing that all high ranking political players are kept in line by bribes and blackmail, I can only assume that Harman has now in some way disobeyed her handlers, and voila! this incriminating tape from October 2005 suddenly surfaces.

SNIP

This should consume the front pages of the MSM for weeks to come -- but with AIPAC's firm grip on American newsrooms and editors' testicles, it won't.

Apr 21 06:54

Ideal Israeli soldiers not only killers, but thieves

The old man sat in the light of a kerosene lamp and looked bleakly ahead. His wife sat in the opposite corner, crying loudly “They soiled our sheets, haram, haram, they broke our bed, fired guns in our bed and,” the old man said, “they took all our money. The day after they left, we found a 100 shekel note in the garden, that’s all”

(Further evidence the Israelis seem intent on making living conditions so horrible for the Palestinians that the ones they do not kill outright will eventually be forced to flee their homes and farms, leaving them for the thieving Israeli settlers to take over unopposed. /SR)



Apr 21 05:39

Ron Paul on Secession

Apr 21 05:20

Police State USA?

A police state unquestionably exists when:

1. Federal executive and legislative powers make domestic spying on US citizens legal

2. Federal and state political and police mechanisms:

* Steal elections

* Shut down media coverage after they steal an election

* Serve the central government instead of serving the citizens

* Enforce the policies of the central government instead of responding primarily to criminal misdeeds

* Spy on and intimidate citizens

All these conditions now exist in the United States!

Apr 21 05:08

Don't Like it? Leave

While discussing the illegality of the Income Tax with a coworker one afternoon, the inevitable asshole of the moment over hears our conversation and pipes in " I hear Switzerland is nice."

Apr 21 04:56

Worse Than Bush

Not only did Obama managed to change the draft text of the conference to omit mentions of the racism inherent to Zionism and the Israeli state, and followed that by having all the side activities critical of Israel pushed out side of the conference, but also he boycotted the conference, influencing a slew of western countries that, despite histories rich with racism and colonialism, had some qualms about associating with Bush.

So be careful, if Obama looks better than Bush, it means you just don’t know how he’s about to screw you. Careful Cuba and Venezuela. And if you’re looking for a black president to finally make America discuss its history of racism, wait a little longer.



Lockerdome
Apr 21 04:34

Funding the new global currency - Obama Proposes $100 Billion Loan for I.M.F.

The New York Times - WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama Monday proposed a $100 billion U.S. loan to the International Monetary Fund to boost the IMF's war chest and urged a bigger stake in the IMF for emerging powers like China and India.

In a letter sent to Democrat and Republican leaders in the U.S. Congress, Obama said the U.S. funding "does not represent a budgetary expenditure or any increase in the deficit since it effectively represents an exchange of assets."

[This is such gross propaganda, no self-respecting journalist would claim the piece as his own.]

Apr 21 04:23

The Harman-AIPAC Story: A Timeline

The Harman-AIPAC Story: A Timeline

CQ's blockbuster story, about a wiretap that picked up Rep. Jane Harman (D-CA) discussing the AIPAC spying case with a "suspected Israeli agent", picks up on a sequence of complex events from several years ago, and involves several moving pieces.

So we thought it would be worthwhile to put together a timeline of events laying out the major reported developments in this sprawling story.

Apr 21 04:03

Credit Card Issuers Brace for Stern Warning

Another sign the nation’s in a credit hangover: The heads of credit card divisions of over a dozen banks will meet with President Obama at the White House on Thursday, as Congress tries to crack down on the industry’s tricky ways. A House bill will seek to prohibit credit card companies from hiking interest rates on existing balances, charging late fees early, and charging interest on debt that was paid on time. Another bill in the Senate would go even further, prohibiting the companies from aggressively marketing to people under 21, raising interest rates for any reason, or charging fees to make a payment. Obama is said to support something stricter than the House bill but not as harsh as the Senate proposal.



Apr 21 03:41

Obama tries to boost CIA morale after torture memos release

The Apologies Keep On Coming !

Apr 21 03:17

Cheney Calls for Release of Memos Showing Results of Interrogation Efforts

Former Vice President Dick Cheney says the Obama administration should release all the CIA interrogation memos and documents—to demonstrate the “success” of the harsh methods.

"One of the things that I find a little bit disturbing about this recent disclosure is they put out the legal memos, the memos that the CIA got from the Office of Legal Counsel, but they didn’t put out the memos that showed the success of the effort.”

Apr 21 03:10

When the bottom is reached - You'll know it - Debt Settlers Offer Promises but Little Help

The New York Times David Streitfeld - Tyna Carter, burdened with $25,000 in credit card debt, did not want to be a deadbeat. After looking for help on the Internet, Mrs. Carter, a West Virginia homemaker, wound up in the hands of a sweet-talking “credit specialist” from Texas.

He claimed his company, Credit Solutions of America, could set her on the road to a debt-free life. But what really happened, Mrs. Carter says, is that Credit Solutions pocketed nearly $4,000 of the couple’s income, a little bit each month. Now they are in a deeper hole than ever.

[The bottom will be apparent when the dreamers and the suckers cease to dominate economic activity.]

Apr 21 03:07

AIG, OTHER INSURERS DENYING CIVILIAN WAR WORKERS MEDICAL SUPPORT

Civilian workers who suffered devastating injuries while supporting the U.S. war effort in Iraq and Afghanistan have come home to a grinding battle for basic medical care, artificial limbs, psychological counseling and other services.

The insurance companies responsible for their treatment under taxpayer-funded policies have routinely denied the most serious medical claims. Those insurers -- primarily American International Group -- recorded hundreds of millions of dollars in profits on this business. . .



April 20, 2009

Apr 20 22:44

They are trying to bury this story about Harman, Gonzales, wiretaps, blackmail and treason

I have seen it come up on the Google News page several times only to see it disappear shortly afterward.
Now is a good time to check your favorite progressive news sites...Are they helping the cause or burying the story?

Apr 20 21:43

History Repeats: A Manufactured Crisis to Loot and Consolidate

Amazing how this “Bailout” parallels the “Banking Crisis” in 1907. JP Morgan caused a run on banks, which then allowed him to scoop up lots of other banks at bargain prices… and 100 years later we have:

* JP Morgan buys Washington Mutual for Pennies
* Get ready for a wave of bank failures
* JP Morgan buys Bear Stearns for almost nothing

Apr 20 21:31

Only 34% Now Blame Humans for Global Warming

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The other 66% realize that the Earth is actually in a cooling phase.

Apr 20 21:09

July 4 Ron Paul Tea Party: Time for Americans to Unite

The question now is, will the activists that fought so hard to end the war, step down and accept it now that it’s Obama’s war? Will the Democrats become the new sheeple, blindly following the President’s bad (corrupt) decisions simply because he’s "their guy"?



Apr 20 21:06

Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington has asked the OCE to investigate Rep. Jane Harman IMMEDIATELY!

Rep. Harman may have committed bribery and may have violated House rules prohibiting members from engaging in ex parte communications with executive or independent agency officials on the merits of matters under their formal consideration; failure to uphold the Code of Ethics for Government Service, and acting in a manner that does not reflect creditably on the House....Melanie Sloan, executive director of CREW, said today, “If Rep. Harman agreed to try to influence an ongoing criminal investigation in return for help securing a committee chairmanship, her conduct not only violates federal law and House rules, but also her oath to uphold the Constitution.

Apr 20 20:10

FoxNews.com Serving Up Infected Ads?

Users in our security forum have discovered that advertisements delivered via the FoxNews.com website have been using popup malware to force-deliver artificial anti-virus malware onto the PCs of unsuspecting visitors (of which Fox has countless millions). One of our more skilled scambusters and "malvertising" gurus has further dissected (with photos) the exact scumware delivery mechanism at work here -- and notes that users don't even need to click on an ad banner at the website in order to get infected. The vsm_free_setup.exe forced download the ads are instituting originates from Russia or the Ukraine, and appears to involve a keylogger.

Apr 20 20:08

Tea Parties

Apparently, the good folks from Greeneville S.C. are also sick of politicians. In the video below, watch how they reacted to republican congressman Gresham Barrett, who voted for the TARP. I don't think that this crowd could be considered to be right wing activists. People from both sides of the political spectrum have had just about enough of the bank-owned government stealing from us.

Apr 20 19:14

FBI workers accused of spying on dressing room

Two FBI workers are accused of using surveillance equipment to spy on teenage girls as they undressed and tried on prom gowns at a charity event at a West Virginia mall.

The FBI employees have been charged with conspiracy and committing criminal invasion of privacy. They were working in an FBI satellite control room at the mall when they positioned a camera on temporary changing rooms and zoomed in for at least 90 minutes on girls dressing for the Cinderella Project fashion show, Marion County Prosecutor Pat Wilson said Monday.



Apr 20 19:06

Stay slim to save the planet

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"YOU MUST MAKE DO WITH LESS, SO THAT WE MAY HAVE MORE!!!! YOU MUST MAKE DO WITH LESS, SO THAT WE MAY HAVE MORE!!!! YOU MUST MAKE DO WITH LESS, SO THAT WE MAY HAVE MORE!!!! YOU MUST MAKE DO WITH LESS, SO THAT WE MAY HAVE MORE!!!!" -- Every government on Earth

Apr 20 18:53

RIGHTS: U.N. Chief Deplores Iranian Statement on Racism

What'd he say ?

Ahmadinejad said that "following World War II, they [powerful countries] resorted to military aggressions to make an entire nation homeless under the pretext of Jewish suffering and the ambiguous and dubious question of holocaust."

Apr 20 18:38

Torture May Yet Face Universal Justice

- Human rights advocates who were critical of President Barack Obama’s decision not to prosecute Central Intelligence Agency operatives who tortured war-on-terror prisoners are hailing a Spanish judge’s order to pursue a criminal investigation into the actions of six Bush administration lawyers for providing legal cover for torture - despite a recommendation from his prosecutors that the case not go forward.

Apr 20 18:27

Gibbs: We're not holding torture authors accountable because I said

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rYCDvLPNURI

Gibbs: We're not holding torture authors accountable because I said so .
CNN’S ED HENRY: Just so I understand, you’re saying the people in the CIA who followed through on what they were told was legal, they should not be prosecuted? But why not the Bush administration lawyers who, in the eyes of a lot of your supporters on the left, twisted the law, why are they not being held accountable?

GIBBS:The president is focused on looking forward. That’s why.



Owl 2
Apr 20 17:39

Baghdad: City of Walls, part 1: Scars of war Part 2: Crossing the wall

http://therealnews.com/id/3584/April 19, 2009/Baghdad%3A+City+of+Walls%2C+Pt.1%3A+Scars+of+war

http://therealnews.com/id/3584/April 19, 2009/Baghdad%3A+City+of+Walls%2C+Pt.1%3A+Scars+of+war

Apr 20 16:40

How Israel kills at will and in total impunity while the world asks the Palestinians for non-violent resistance

Frank Barat writes of the life and death of Bassem Abu Rahme, shot by an IOF soldier with “the rocket”, a new kind of weapon also used on critically injured US citizen Tristan Anderson some weeks ago.

Apr 20 16:35

Spying on Americans: "Business as Usual" under Obama

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And I'll bet Jane Harman isn't quite as supportive of warrantless wiretaps as she was a little while ago.

Apr 20 16:29

NU's Katz reminds Emanuel he's Jewish

In the letter, a Hebrew version of which was provided to The Jerusalem Post by Katz's parliamentary aide, Katz wrote: "For many Israelis, this report is a cause for worry because it reveals a condescending attitude toward our prime minister and Israeli public opinion. This is an attitude that Israel does not expect from a real friend such as the US, and all the more so from an Israeli Jew who has succeeded in being appointed White House chief-of-staff."



Apr 20 15:01

MSG is being sprayed right on fruits, nuts, seeds, grains, and vegetables as they grow -- even those used in baby food

In the 1970s, reluctant food processors "voluntarily" took processed free glutamic acid (MSG) out of baby food. Today it's back, in fertilizers called "Omega Protein Refined/Hydrolyzed Fish Emulsion" and "Steam Hydrolyzed Feather Meal," both of which contain hydrolyzed proteins; and in a product called AuxiGro WP Plant Metabolic Primer (AuxiGro) produced by Emerald BioAgriculture (formerly Auxein Corporation), which contains both hydrolyzed protein(s) and "monosodium glutamate." AuxiGro is being sprayed on some of the vegetables we and our children will eat, into the air we and our children must breath, and onto the ground from which it can move into drinking water. Head lettuce, leaf lettuce, tomatoes, potatoes, and peanuts were among the first crops targeted.

Apr 20 14:49

Women, children among eight killed in new type of U.S.drone strike

Apr 20 14:15

Settlers uproot trees from Palestinian lands in Hebron

The sources added, "The settlers are still assaulting the residents of Khirbet Safa, where they uprooted hundreds of grapes and almonds from lands owned by the Thalgi and Quqas families."

Apr 20 13:26

‘Superweed’ explosion threatens Monsanto heartlands

The gospel of high-tech genetically modified (GM) crops is not sounding quite so sweet in the land of the converted. A new pest, the evil pigweed, is hitting headlines and chomping its way across Sun Belt states, threatening to transform cotton and soybean plots into weed battlefields.

In late 2004, “superweeds” that resisted Monsanto’s iconic “Roundup” herbicide, popped up in GM crops in the county of Macon, Georgia. Monsanto, the US multinational biotech corporation, is the world’s leading producer of Roundup, as well as genetically engineered seeds. Company figures show that nine out of 10 US farmers produce Roundup Ready seeds for their soybean crops.



Apr 20 13:25

Source: FBI Spied On Tea Party Protesters Nationwide

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... which means real criminals had an open season on Americans for their criminal activities!

Apr 20 13:15

Major scandal erupts involving Rep. Jane Harman, Alberto Gonzales and AIPAC

But the real crux of Stein's scoop is that then-Attorney General Alberto Gonazles intervened to kill the criminal investigation into Harman -- even though DOJ lawyers had concluded that she committed crimes -- because top Bush officials wanted Harman's credibility to be preserved so that she could publicly defend the Bush administration's illegal warrantless eavesdropping program:

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And this is how Washington DC operates.

Apr 20 12:42

Welcome to the website of Professor S.W. Hawking

Due to very high demand, the website has been simplified to keep the server online. We apologise for the lack of in-depth content, which would normally be available here.

Professor Hawking is comfortable, but will be spending the night in hospital. The Cambridge University Press Office have a statement to this effect, and do not expect to have any further updates until mid-morning tomorrow.

Apr 20 12:38

Change is a cold certainty

Spirit of Enderby was blocked by a wall of pack ice at the entrance to the Ross Sea, about 400km short of Shackleton's base hut at Cape Royds. Zinchenko says it was the first time in 15 years that vessels were unable to penetrate the Ross Sea in January. The experience was consistent with his impression that pack ice is expanding, not contracting, as would be expected in a rapidly warming world. "I see just more and more ice, not less ice."

Rodney Russ, whose New Zealand company Heritage Expeditions has operated tourist expeditions to Antarctica for 20 years, agrees. He says ships regularly used to able to reachthe US base of McMurdo in summer, but ice has prevented them from doing so for several years.



Owl 3
Apr 20 12:35

Harman Is A Poster Child For What Has Been Wrong With Congress For The Last 8 Years

In a stunning development, powerful Democratic congresswoman Jane Harman has been busted via wiretap for promising the AIPAC lobbying group that she would get a couple of spies off the hook.

As Congressional Quarterly's Jeff Stein, Glenn Greenwald, Raw Story and others point out, Attorney General Alberto Gonzales blackmailed Harman into support warrantless spying on Americans by threatening to prosecute her for her little AIPAC episode if she didn't play ball.

As dramatic as that is, that's not Harman's only scandal.

For example, Harman was briefed on the use of waterboarding in 2002, and yet did nothing to stop it.

Apr 20 12:34

FLASHBACK - "AIPAC, Mr. Wolf Blitzer, Des Moines Register": dumped Kucinich

Apr 20 12:33

Censorship on Iraqi Resistance

NDHF is collecting all the News regarding the Iraqi Resistance and the humanitarian Situation under the Occupation, too. Google doesn’t allow its users to find this Website through the search engine, this proofs how effective NDHF in Supporting the Resistance became

Apr 20 12:25

FLASHBACK - HEAD OF AIPAC BOASTED ABOUT HIS CONTROL OF POLITICIANS IN 1992

In 1992, Harry Katz phoned the President of AIPAC, David Steiner, to offer contributions. Steiner proceeded to make several claims, including negotiating with then-candidate Bill Clinton over who would be Secretary of State, and had already "cut a deal" with Baker for more aid to Israel.

Unknown to Steiner, Katz taped the phone call and gave the recording to the media, worried that AIPAC's influence had grown to dangerous levels.



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Apr 20 12:02

FLASHBACK - Pelosi & AIPAC put the Squeeze on KUCINICH!

Before the Nevada primary, Dennis was visited by representatives of Nancy Pelosi and the American Israel Public Affairs Committee — AIPAC. They told Dennis that if he would drop his campaigns to impeach Cheney and Bush, they would guarantee his re-election to the House of Representatives.

Kucinich threw them out of his office.

Apr 20 11:58

Instead of Bailing Out Mainstream Newspapers, How About Bailing Out Real Journalists?

Congress is again making noises about bailing out the newspaper industry.

But the mainstream papers - other than a select few, such as McClatchy - were largely cheerleaders for the Iraq war, and covered up (or - as in the case of the New York Times - delayed for a year so the story would not effect elections) crimes like illegal spying on Americans.

Instead of bailing out lapdogs for the government and mouthpieces for the wealthy, how about giving seed money to alternative journalists who actually report the news without pulling punches?

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I could use s few bucks! :)

Apr 20 11:57

Housing Bust Comes Roaring Back, Worse Than Ever

Due to the lifting of the foreclosure moratorium at the end of March, the downward slide in housing is gaining speed. The moratorium was initiated in January to give Obama's anti-foreclosure program -- a combination of mortgage modifications and refinancing -- a chance to succeed. The goal of the plan was to keep up to 9 million struggling homeowners in their homes. But it's clear now that the program will fall well-short of its objective.

Apr 20 11:54

Did Auto Czar Steve Rattner Help Scam New York Pensioners?

Steve Rattner, the money manager who is Obama's top adviser on bailing out the auto industry, is uncomfortably close to a criminal investigation into the New York state pension fund, newspapers reported today.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Side note: I am getting uncomfortable with all these "Czars" around here!

Apr 20 11:52

Earning contempt

I’d introduce him to two terrific guys I’ll call “Don” and “Ron.” A court-ordered publication ban means I can’t use their real names, the ones they received more than 50 years ago when they were baptized at St. Mary’s in Wilno, an imposing Catholic church their ancestors helped build when the first Poles settled Renfrew County 150 years ago.

Cousins and lifelong friends, Don and Ron share a painful biography that should be required reading in the Vatican’s gilded halls.

The two were victims of Monsignor Bernard Prince, sentenced in January 2008 to four years in federal prison for pedophiliac sexual abuse, though he could be paroled as early as this summer.

Apr 20 11:35

FDA Plans to Break Food Safety Promise to America

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) plans to break its promise to American consumers to timely upgrade the animal feed ban designed to protect U.S. consumers and the U.S. cattle herd against the heightened risk of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE, or mad cow disease).

Apr 20 11:34

'Americans first' gaining traction

Tapping into voters’ anger over growing job losses, a Senate Democratic leader and an Iowa Republican are ready to reignite debate on a bill that would tighten the rules for companies that hire highly educated, “specialty occupation” foreign workers.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And here is where all the cuts to education and the focus on political indoctrination (Global Warming, Holocaust, etc.) over science and engineering really comes back to bite us.

Apr 20 11:31

Israelis march against IDF 'murder'

Hundreds of demonstrators hit Tel Aviv's streets Saturday evening to protest the killing of an anti-fence activist during a recent rally in Bilin.

Apr 20 11:30

Crowd attends funeral today for teen killed by Taser

A large crowd filled Second Ebenezer Church Saturday to bid farewell to a 16-year-old boy who died after police zapped him with a Taser.

Warren police used the Taser, an electronic stun gun, April 10 while chasing Robert Mitchell, who dashed from a car in a traffic stop. Officers said Robert resisted arrest. He died shortly after he was zapped.

Robert, of Detroit, was a Detroit Kettering High School sophomore, who took medication for attention deficit disorder, his family said.

Apr 20 11:30

Iran Will Use Latin America to Attack US, Israel

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Israel is getting desperate to sell this war!

Desperate enough to use one of their nuclear weapons on a US city and then blame Iran?

Apr 20 11:26

What would be the timetable for Israel strike on Iran?

The timing of Saturday's Times of London article, which claimed that the Israel Defense Forces is training for an attack on Iran on very short notice, is certainly no coincidence. Israel is trying to make clear that even though the United States plans to begin a diplomatic dialogue with Iran, it holds a realistic military option against Tehran's nuclear program. Without a deal that assuages Israel's concerns, there may be no other choice but to attack.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

There can never be a deal that assuages Israel's concerns, because Israsl is supposedly afraid of something that doe snot exist.

We have already been down this road before with Israel screaming that Iraq was producing nuclear weapons underneath the power station at Osirik. Israel bombed the power station, then lobbied (and lied) for an invasion to destroy Iraq's nuclear weapons. Following that invasion, it was revealed that Iraq did not have nuclear weapons, and inspections of the ruined power station did not reveal any signs of a clandestine weapons laboratory (such as Israel is known to have at Dimona).

So, fool me once, and all that, but we need to stop paying attention to Israel's delusions.

Apr 20 11:18

Int'l organizations: Tens of thousands of Gazans are still homeless

Webmaster's Commentary: 

... and you paid to make them that way!

Apr 20 11:17

Bolivian president Morales links US embassy to alleged assassination attempt

President Evo Morales has said that an alleged assassination plot against him by Balkan mercenaries and an Irishman may have been backed by the US embassy in the Bolivian capital La Paz.

Police commandos shot dead three men last week in a hotel room in the eastern city of Santa Cruz, which was said to be the base for a conspiracy to wipe out government leaders and stage a coup.

Apr 20 11:13

JERUSALEM POST BOOSTS MY READERSHIP ~~ THANK YOU

So, on behalf of myself and What Really Happened, Thank you Jerusalem Post. Your smears will be welcome always.

Apr 20 11:12

ISRAELI NAZISM IS A CLARION REALITY

Zionist supremacists from California to Occupied Jerusalem to Sydney are quite nervous these days as they watch many people around world getting themselves freed, slowly but definitely, from the shackles of Zionist propaganda.

For over sixty years, classical Zionist lies about the crime against humanity, otherwise called Israel, prevailed to a large extent. The black was turned into white, the white into black, the big lie was transformed into a “truth” glorified by millions. The impoverished and thoroughly tormented Palestinian victims were portrayed as “terrorists and murderers, even anti-Semites who were trying to finish what Hitler had started.”

Apr 20 11:10

Senate Newspaper Hearings To Begin May 6

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Corporate media has lost their audience because of all the lies about Saddam's 'nookular' bombs, and now they want a bailout!

There is an online poll whether government should save the newspaper industry. It's running neck and neck right now.

Apr 20 11:07

'Nonsense' to say crisis unpredictable

It was "crass nonsense" to believe the economic crisis was impossible to predict, Bank of England policymaker David Blanchflower said,

Apr 20 11:06

Credit Cards and Auto Loans: $2.5 Trillion Outstanding Consumer Debt. If you can’t find a Qualified Borrower or Buyer still lend the Money.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

... and when the loser you gave a credit card to cannot pay it back, jack up the rates on your good customers!

Apr 20 11:05

blimps over America

In 2003, the US military announced that it was adding old-style blimps to the long and growing list of aircraft (helicopters, planes, uninhabited aerial vehicles, satellites) that are going to used ensure America's "homeland security" in the coming years.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I think I understand the reason for the government's attempts to ban laser pointers. While a laser pointer isn't really a threat to a flight crew, one could be used to paint a bright dot on a slow-moving surveillance blimp to guide a home-made rocket to the target!

Apr 20 11:03

Iran's leader sparks Western walkout at UN meeting

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad accused the West of using the Holocaust as a "pretext" for aggression against Palestinians, prompting European diplomats to walk out Monday from a speech disrupted by jeering protesters in rainbow wigs tossing red clown noses at the hardline leader.

A U.N. racism conference on the eve of Israel's Holocaust Remembrance Day disintegrated into chaos moments after Ahmadinejad became the first government official to take the floor. Two protesters in wigs tossed the noses at Ahmadinejad as he recited a Muslim prayer to begin his speech.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Israel wanted this conference on racism stopped, and it looks like they got it.

Apr 20 11:01

Nano Tattoos

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute has been working on what they are calling “nano skins,” a composite of nanotubes and polymers. Their invention is flexible and thin enough to fit underneath the skin, without losing the ability to conduct electricity. That’s a lot of work for something so incredibly small. With these attributes, the potential real world applications of the technology are simply awesome.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

... like renting your forehead out as advertising space?

:)

Apr 20 10:40

Sociopaths in charge

In the 1980s there was a banking crisis in the US
caused by fraud in the Savings & Loan industry.

How does today's crisis compare?

Twice as big, five times as big, ten times
as big?

Try 100 times bigger.

How did it happen?

The people at the top of the biggest financial institutions
were total crooks. Not a theory. A reality.

And the people responsible for solving the problem
are the same ones who created it.

Apr 20 10:39

Former Reagan Justice Department official Bruce Fein writes that Obama's decision to release CIA memos without prosecuting Bush administration officials flouts his constitutional duty.

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