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Nov 08 08:29

Lawsuits: Banks foreclosed after deciding payments too small

Grocery store owners William and Esperanza Casco were making enough money to stay current on their mortgage, but when JPMorgan Chase & Co. offered a plan that reduced their payments, they figured they could use the extra cash and signed up.

The Cascos say they never missed a subsequent payment, so they were horrified when the bank decided the smaller payments weren't enough and foreclosed on their modest Long Beach home.

Their story is echoed across the country by people who claim — some in lawsuits — that banks didn't live up to their end of the deal when they agreed to trial mortgage modifications.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Unflipping believable.

Nov 08 08:08

Health Reform Spawning Scams and Fraud

Scammers are attacking our bank accounts, credit cards, debit cards, and our identities. They are assaulting us over the internet, over the phone and in our homes. The con artists are becoming increasingly sophisticated at their games. One new alarming trend is for the scammers to sell fraudulent health care insurance. In the following article Parija Kavilanz of CNNMoney.com highlights what to watch out for and how to protect yourself from health insurance scams...

Nov 08 08:00

Time to end war against the earth

The war mentality underlying military-industrial agriculture is evident from the names of Monsanto’s herbicides – ”Round-Up”, ”Machete”, ”Lasso”. American Home Products, which has merged with Monsanto, gives its herbicides similarly aggressive names, including ”Pentagon” and ”Squadron”. This is the language of war. Sustainability is based on peace with the earth.

The war against the earth begins in the mind. Violent thoughts shape violent actions. Violent categories construct violent tools. And nowhere is this more vivid than in the metaphors and methods on which industrial, agricultural and food production is based. Factories that produced poisons and explosives to kill people during wars were transformed into factories producing agri-chemicals after the wars.

Nov 08 07:48

Obama conducting ‘reign of terror’ against suspected White House leakers

(WMR) -- President Obama was urged by the few White House insiders from whom he still takes advice to leave the country on his 10-day Asian trip, his longest trip abroad since becoming president, in order to not inflict any more damage to the Democratic Party in the wake of one of the worst electoral defeats for the party of an incumbent president in recent history.

According to sources close to the White House, who put themselves in great danger by even talking to members of the media, the plans to have Obama leave for a visit to India, Pakistan, Indonesia, South Korea, and Japan are an attempt to get Obama out of the country while top Democrats can sort through the political disaster created for the party by Obama’s increasingly detached-from-reality presidency.

Virtual political guerrilla warfare has broken out between Obama’s inner circle on one hand and senior Democratic officials, including outgoing House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Democratic Party strategist James Carville, former Demcratic National Committee chairman Howard Dean, and, behind-the-scenes, Vice President Joe Biden and former President Bill Clinton, on the other.

Nov 08 07:22

U.S. Rejects Israel Call For Military Threat Against Iran

Did somebody get a backbone?

Nov 08 07:19

KHALID AMAYREH: FATAH USING IRAN BOGEY TO JUSTIFY SURRENDER TO ISRAEL

Must Hamas give up on the right of return for the refugees for the sake of Hillary Clinton’s blue eyes? Must Hamas give its full consent and blessing to the daily criminal acts by Jewish settlers against Palestinians and their property? Must Hamas sing the ha’tekva, (the Israeli national anthem) in order to find acceptance in Ramallah and Tel Aviv and Washington?

Nov 08 06:58

SUPREME COURT BACKS JEWS-ONLY HOUSING IN JAFFA NEIGHBORHOOD

The petitioners said the decision was discriminatory, because it would exclude anyone other than members of the religious Zionist community from purchasing an apartment in the complex, which is situated in a neighborhood where a majority of the residents are Arab.

Nov 08 06:43

JONATHAN COOK: SAFED ‘THE MOST RACIST CITY’ IN ISRAEL

The rabbis’ statements have provoked a series of attacks by ultranationalist Jews, in which several Arab homes have been attacked to chants of “Death to the Arabs”. In one recent incident, three Arab students were beaten as shots were fired.

Nov 08 06:12

Highly Enriched Uranium Has a Spot Price on the Black Market?

Nuclear smuggling bust in Georgia reveals that nuclear bomb grade uranium has been sold on the black market long enough to have a standard price per gram.

Eric Blair
Activist Post

In March of this year two Armenians were arrested smuggling high grade nuclear material through Georgia. Not many details about the case have been reported until a recent release by the Associated Press which did reveal something quite startling: highly enriched uranium has a "typical" price on the black market, suggesting that the trade has been active enough for some measurable capacity. According to the AP:

Nov 08 05:48

Pennsylvania Homeland Security office engaged in domestic surveillance, compared political groups to Al Qaeda

Donald Gillian
The Patriot-News

Pennsylvania made national news in September for all the wrong reasons.

The Patriot-News reported that Pennsylvania’s Office of Homeland Security had been tracking groups engaged in lawful, peaceful protests, including groups opposed to natural gas drilling, peace activists and gay rights groups. An embarrassed Gov. Ed Rendell, who said that he had been unaware of the program until he read the newspaper, issued an immediate order to halt it.

It turns out the homeland security office or its private consultant were doing more than just monitoring law-abiding citizens.

They were comparing environmental activists to Al-Qaeda.

Nov 08 03:33

“He’s Neither Alive nor Dead”: the Resurrection of Ariel Sharon

By William A. Cook — My Catbird Seat

Raanan Gissin, Sharon’s former advisor, made the above comment last month as quoted in the Jerusalem Post (20-10-2010) upon the exhibit of a lifelike sculpture by Noam Braslavsky in Tel Aviv. The wax figure shows the comatose Sharon’s chest move up and down “to depict Sharon’s dependence on a breathing machine.” Some have found the work unsettling. “It’s very tragic,” Gissin noted. It’s “only sickening voyeurism,” Kadima MK Yoel Hasson declaimed. Braslavsky created “the sculpture because Sharon has been absent from the public eye for so long,” according to the Post’s article. Regardless, the exhibit has stirred up the Israelis as they are forced to revisit the former PM who is not yet dead.

Nov 08 03:26

Arcade Fire Forced to CANCEL Concert in Portugal Due to NATO

Arcade Fire have been forced to cancel their European Tour opener scheduled to take place in Lisbon on November 18th due to security concerns around the NATO Summit in the city on November 19 and 20th.

Nov 08 03:22

Fox News, Fear Peddlers and Falsehoods Reshape Congress

By James M. Wall — Veterans Today

Rupert Murdoch and Shimone Peres

Politicians, pollsters, media and pundits would have us believe ”the economy and taxes” were the burning issues in our late, unlamented midterm elections.

Don’t believe it. A 30 second campaign ad (shown below) was used by a winning Republican candidate to peddle fear. It ran on behalf of one of 60 new House members who returned Republican control to the House of Representatives.

The ad was false. It arrived on the airwaves with the media backing of numerous Fox News pundits and newscasters.

Nov 08 02:23

Obama to bypass Congress with carbon taxes?

In his nationally televised press conference, President Obama indicated that carbon taxes may be imposed on U.S. citizens through a move designed to bypass Congress altogether, Jerome Corsi’s Red Alert reports.

Knowing that the chances of getting cap-and-trade legislation through a Republican-controlled House and a Senate with a larger, more conservative Republican minority will be almost impossible, Obama suggested a backdoor route through the Environmental Protection Agency may be a way to accomplish the goal without requiring new legislation.

Nov 08 02:17

Nuclear Plants in New York and Vermont Shut Down, Tensions Rising?

On Sunday two nuclear power plants, both owned by Entergy were forced to shut down.

A nuclear plant in New York City was shut down Sunday after a transformer exploded. Officials reported no injuries in the explosion. In Vermont, a leaky pipe caused the emergency shutdown of The Vermont Yankee nuclear plant. Local officials have said the leaky pipe posed no immediate health concerns.

Coincidentally, a nuclear drill is scheduled for the 6th through the 10th at Kings Bay Naval Submarine Base in Georgia. The drill is a full scale simulated event, complete will “fake” victims and first responders.

Nov 08 02:11

Mexico mass grave: 18 kidnapped tourists found

A mass grave discovered in Mexico contained the bodies of 18 kidnapped tourists, it has been confirmed.

Relatives of the Mexican holiday-makers identified the remains at a morgue in the resort city of Acapulco.

They disappeared on 30 September after they left their home town of Morelia.

Nov 07 21:31

ACTION ALERT: November 8 Public Meeting of Gulf Ecosystem Restoration Task Force

Editor's Note: This press release was submitted to us by The Dirty Cajuns. To be clear: the meeting is set for November 8, 2010 at the Pensacola Civic Center, 201 East Gregory Street, Pensacola, FL. Starting time is 11:30 a.m. You can show up, invited or not, and demand some answers. See the full schedule

Nov 07 19:59

Pratt & Whitney Sues To Block Rolls-Royce Engines

Yes,those engines.

Nov 07 18:49

PEACE ON EARTH... BECAUSE WE ONLY GET ONE!

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Judging by the logs at CafePress, this year's holiday greeting seems to popular with the readership, so I have added a few more items for people to have fun with.

Nov 07 17:17

Theft of Palestinian village's land continues apace

Settlement freeze or not, the theft of the Palestinian village of Wadi Fuqeen's land continues without interruption as the illegal Jewish settlement of Beitar Illit expands exponentially on the village's land.

Nov 07 13:17

2 US drone strikes kill 14 militants in Pakistan

PESHAWAR, Pakistan — A pair of American drone strikes killed 14 suspected militants in northwestern Pakistan on Sunday, local intelligence officials said, in the latest attacks against al-Qaida and Taliban militants seeking sanctuary in the region.

Nov 07 12:04

Morningland Dairy: 50,000 Pounds Of Cheese To Be Destroyed. It’s All Suspect….Or Is it Just Suspicious?

The issues that brought a tiny Missouri farmstead cheese plant to the forefront in the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s war on raw dairy continue to expand, and trouble. As a wise man once said, “Truth is stranger than fiction.” The intrigue doesn’t dissipate at all with the increase in information regarding Morningland Dairy. The tests, methods and procedures that began this tragedy are very questionable.

Nov 07 11:20

Bloodied and shackled: Controversial cricket tycoon Allen Stanford beaten up by jail inmates as he awaits trial

Bloodied and bruised, this is the shocking picture of cricket tycoon Allen Stanford after a beating by jail inmates.

His neck in a brace, his eye bleeding and half-closed and his head bandaged.

The final humiliation for Stanford, 60, awaiting trial accused of masterminding a $7billion fraud, was his feet and hands were shackled as he was taken to hospital.

Nov 07 10:37

Little-Known 9/11 Truth Organization Strikes Gold in Court Action Against NIST, Unearths Striking Video/Photo WTC Evidence

Uncovering the data NIST used in its WTC investigations proved to be a little more difficult. The Center filed a FOIA Request with NIST on January 26, 2009, seeking disclosure of “all of the photographs and videos collected, reviewed, cited or in any other way used by NIST during its investigation of the World Trade Center building collapses.” NIST initially ignored this request, and for months dismissed attempts by the Center to gain acknowledgment of its receipt. Undeterred, Gourley filed a lawsuit on May 28, 2009 to get the data released. Since then, NIST has been periodically turning over images and video from its archives. So far, the Center has received over 300 DVDs and several external hard disk drives related to the NIST Reports – more than three terabytes of data – and NIST has indicated that additional records will be released in the future.

Nov 07 09:11

Obama: Myanmar elections 'neither free nor fair'

The first elections in military-ruled Myanmar in 20 years were "neither free nor fair," President Barack Obama said Sunday.

"For too long the people of Burma have been denied the right to determine their own destiny," he told students at St. Xavier College.

"Even as we do not impose any system of government on other countries, we must always speak out for those human rights that are universal and the right of people everywhere to make their own decision about how to shape their future," the president said.

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The pot is calling the kettle black.

Nov 07 08:42

Mexico Kills Top Drug Lord At U.S. Border

This was the big shoot out reported yesterday.

Nov 07 08:18

World Geopolitics and The Battle for the Mediterranean

One should ask, if the objectives behind this process were benign, why all the secrecy and why the deceit? Why the gradual brinkmanship of the project over time? Most importantly, why the use of threats, such as in the cases of Libya and Syria? Or military means, using violence and murder, such as in the cases of the Palestinian Territories and Lebanon, to bring about the materialization of the process?

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Seems like we're seeing a growing pattern of this kind of behavior from government leadership all over the world; finding ways to make life more miserable for their working people.

But one has to wonder; just how long will those working people "play the game" before the fury of their circumstances erupts into something palpable, and what form will that fury take?!?

Nov 07 08:12

One FLU Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

In the UK the HPA collects lab data of positive flu test results. In 2009 there were approximately 3000 influenza A test results and approximately 300 influenza B tests. There were about 105,000 cases of influenza like illnesses. So in comparison flu only made up 3% of flu like illnesses in the UK.
To summarize you are far more likely to catch a flu like illness rather than the flu, 97% of all ILI are not flu! Out of those 3300 who caught flu last year how many died? We don’t know because those details weren’t published in the HPA report. But the mortality rate of seasonal flu is 1% so can we assume 33 people died? So are we getting vaccines to prevent ourselves being one of the 33? Wow that’s playing it safe!

Nov 07 07:36

Spokane Police emails reveal "cage fight" over pastor shooting report

More police friendliness:

A Sept. 6th email from Spokane Police Major Scott Stephens to Captain Steve Braun and Detective Dave McGovern is the first of several emails within the police department on the Creach investigation and making it public.
"...spoke with Chief Kirkpatrick...she has some concerns about this investigation...specifically the control of information," wrote Stephens.

Why would one want to control information that would exonerate one? One would only want to control information that incriminates... wouldn't one?

Nov 07 07:20

Russian activist disappears after exposing vaccination plans for Russia, Ukraine and Belarus

Alexander Goncharov, a Russian activist who has been exposing the globalists eugenics program and in particular a vaccination program set to begin in 2011 has disappeared after recently receiving a serious threat to his life.

He has been missing since the night of October 30th, 2010, at approximately 22:00 hours when he was last seen leaving his office at the Russian Benevolent Society and did not return home as expected.

Nov 07 07:16

Separation and the Worlds of Differences and Unity.

I noticed some years ago that when I ate fast food I was hungry again shortly after. This was not the case when I ate real food. It did not matter how much fast food I ate, I was always hungry again a short time later. It did not contain the special nutrition of real food. Similarly, trivial entertainments, superficial books that advertise deeper understandings and all of the attractions that purport to be of the deeper ocean of infinite being, are nothing more than shallow pools that lead to greater dissatisfaction and an empty existence. Everyone learns this but most do not register the import that it is evidence of. Everything is evidence of something so, wiser minds can associate everything they contact with the deeper ocean, because all water is common to itself.

Nov 07 07:03

ISRAEL SHAMIR: BLANKFORT SPILLS THE BEANS

Congress has been bought by every major sector/special interest of American society that represents American capitalism: the arms industry, and so on, and, in this sense, Israel and the Jewish establishment that supports it have been a major player. They had been responsible for, at least since World War II, at least 60 or more percent of the money that goes to the Democratic Party, making the Democratic Party, literally, a subsidiary of the Zionist establishment.

Nov 07 06:51

Banks spying on your bills, rent payments, paychecks: report

The age of the plain old credit score is gone, says a report at the Wall Street Journal, and it's been replaced by ever more intrusive efforts by banks and credit agencies to gauge exactly what you're worth, and what you can pay.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

As we reach the age of the "cashless society", every financial institution on the planet may well know everything about about your financial picture, even without your permission.

Nov 07 06:44

Iraqi prisoners were abused at 'UK's Abu Ghraib', court hears

Evidence of the alleged systematic and brutal mistreatment of Iraqi prisoners at a secret British military interrogation centre that is being described as "the UK's Abu Ghraib" emerged yesterday during high court proceedings brought by more than 200 former inmates.

The court was told there was evidence that detainees were starved, deprived of sleep, subjected to sensory deprivation and threatened with execution at the shadowy facilities near Basra operated by the Joint Forces Interrogation Team, or JFIT.

It also received allegations that JFIT's prisoners were beaten, forced to kneel in stressful positions for up to 30 hours at a time, and that some were subjected to electric shocks. Some of the prisoners say that they were subject to sexual humiliation by women soldiers, while others allege that they were held for days in cells as small as one metre square.

Nov 07 06:31

Obama calls India creator, not poacher, of US jobs

MUMBAI, India – Searching for help half a world away, President Barack Obama on Saturday embraced India as the next jobs-creating giant for hurting Americans, not a cheap-labor rival that outsources opportunity from the United States.

Nov 07 06:15

WMR: U.S. ratchets up Contra War II against Nicaragua

On November 1, Costa Rica claimed that Nicaraguan troops had taken up position on Calero island in the San Juan River and which is claimed by both countries. Nicaragua claims that its troops are in the area to control drug trafficking from Costa Rica, which WMR previously reported involved Costa Rican police and intelligence personnel. In a statement published by The Washington Post, Nicaraguan Army chief of staff General Julio Aviles confirmed WMR’s previous report stating the drug trafficking from Costa Rica is controlled by an ex-patriate Nicaraguan family operating from San Jose, the Costa Rican capital.

WMR has also learned that the paramilitary operatives operating out of Costa Rica, including CIA and Mossad agents, are now looking at extending their destabilization operations into El Salvador, now governed by the leftist Farabundo Marti Liberation Front government of President Mauricio Funes, an ally of Ortega in Nicaragua. The tactic being used by the Chinchilla-Lieberman regime in San Jose is the same as that being used against Nicaragua: flood El Salvador with cocaine to increase drug gang warfare and instability.

Nov 06 23:14

U.S. Banks Failing At Fastest Pace In 2 Decades

WASHINGTON -- Regulators shut down four more banks Friday, bringing the 2010 total to 143, topping the 140 shuttered last year and the most in a year since the savings-and-loan crisis two decades ago.

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. took over K Bank, based in Randallstown, Maryland, with $538.3 million in assets, and Pierce Commercial Bank, based in Tacoma, Washington, with $221.1 million in assets. The FDIC also seized two California banks: Western Commercial Bank in Woodland Hills, with $98.6 million in assets, and First Vietnamese American Bank in Westminster, with assets of $48 million.

Twenty-five banks failed in 2008, the year the financial crisis struck with force; only three succumbed in 2007.

The growing bank failures have sapped billions of dollars out of the FDIC's deposit insurance fund. It fell into the red last year, and its deficit stood at $15.2 billion as of June 30.

The FDIC expects the cost of resolving failed banks to total around $52 billion from 2010 through 2014.

Nov 06 23:05

UK Unemployed Told: Do Four Weeks of Unpaid Work or Lose Unemployment Benefits

The unemployed will be ordered to do periods of compulsory full-time work in the community or be stripped of their benefits under controversial American-style plans to slash the number of people without jobs.

The proposals, in a white paper on welfare reform to be unveiled this week, are part of a radical government agenda aimed at cutting the £190bn-a-year welfare bill and breaking what the coalition now calls the "habit of worklessness".

In return, where advisers believe a jobseeker would benefit from experiencing the "habits and routines" of working life, an unemployed person will be told to take up "mandatory work activity" of at least 30 hours a week for a four-week period. If they refuse or fail to complete the programme their jobseeker's allowance payments, currently £50.95 a week for those under 25 and £64.30 for those over 25, could be stopped for at least three months.

Nov 06 22:11

Unemployment payouts push California deeper into debt

Reporting from Sacramento — California's fund for paying unemployment insurance is broke.

With one in every eight workers out of a job, the state is borrowing billions of dollars from the federal government to pay benefits at the rate of $40 million a day.

Interest on that debt will soon start piling up, forcing the state to come up with a $362-million payment to Washington by the end of next September.

That's money that otherwise would go into the state's general fund, where it could be spent to hire new teachers, provide healthcare to children and beef up law enforcement.

California heads a list of 32 states that have been forced to borrow a total of $41 billion so far from the federal government to pay claims.

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.

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