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Oct 11 22:15

America's Incarceration's Impact on Society is Shameful

The United States has the highest rate of incarceration in the world, with 2.3 million Americans behind bars, a 300 percent increase since 1980, the report states. This country has more inmates than the top 35 European countries combined.

While the costs of housing prisoners -- $50 billion annually for state correctional costs alone -- should be enough to cause us to rethink our way of doing things, the overall societal and human costs should be even more convincing.

The study shows that "One in 87 working-aged white men is in prison or jail, compared with 1 in 36 Hispanic men and 1 in 12 African-American men. More young (20-34) African-American men without a high school diploma or GED are currently behind bars (37 percent) than employed (26 percent)."

Perhaps most disturbing is the 2.7 million American children who have a parent behind bars, a massive increase from 25 years ago when 1 in 125 kids had an incarcerated parent compared to 1 in 28 today. And, "two-thirds of these children's parents were incarcerated for non-violent offenses," the report says.

Oct 11 22:08

Pakistan's nuclear arms push angers America

Pakistan has been secretly accelerating the pace of its nuclear weapons programme, infuriating the US which is trying to cap worldwide stocks of fissile material and improve fraught relations with a fragile ally in the Afghanistan war.

The Institute for Science and International Security, a Washington-based nuclear watchdog, has obtained satellite images showing that a row of cooling towers at Pakistan's secret Khushab-III reactor has been completed. This suggests the plant could begin operation within months, allowing Pakistan substantially to increase its stockpiles of weapons-grade plutonium.


I'm sure the USA foreign aid to Pakistan of somewhere around $13 billion over the past nine years, did not contribute to building these nuclear weapons. (insert sarcasm here) -- kdtroxel

Oct 11 16:50

420 banks demand 1-world currency


The Institute of International Finance, a group that represents 420 of the world's largest banks and finance houses, has issued yet another call for a one-world global currency, Jerome Corsi's Red Alert reports.

Oct 11 16:41

9/11 Bomb at King St.

9/11 Bomb at King St. Truck full of Explosives 6th and 7th street 2 suspects Police Radio Recordings
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Oct 11 15:25


Bil’in’s Abdallah Abu Rahmah sentenced to a year in prison

Oct 11 13:40

Webster Tarpley: "There's a currency war!"

While developing economies such as BRIC continue to grow, can they ever have a say at the IMF and World Bank? As currency wars continue to wage on will the world ever be able to get off the dollar? Webster Tarpley says the US owns 17% of the vote in the IMF; however developing countries are a center of resistance now.

Oct 11 13:20

Israel's other “peace” plan: arm-twisting Obama

Jonathan Cook argues that by rejecting Obama’s reckless and extravagant incentives to Israel in return for a temporary freeze on settlement-building, Netanyahu hopes to persuade the White House “to reaffirm a promise made in a 2004 letter from … George W. Bush that Israel will not be required to withdraw to the pre-1967 borders in a peace deal”.

Oct 11 11:34

The Fed's Magic Money-Printing Machine, Act 2

It’s amazing, given the attention the Tea Party allegedly is paying to government waste and government spending, that there hasn’t been more controversy about the now-seemingly-inevitable arrival of “QE2” – a second massive round of money-printing cooked up by the Fed to prop up both the government and certain sectors of the economy. A more overtly anticapitalist and oligarchical pattern of behavior than the Fed’s “Quantitative Easing” program could not possibly be imagined, but the country is strangely silent on the issue.

Oct 11 11:31

The United States Is In Deep Doodoo!

Poor, dumb, stupid farmer.

That farmer is our government, and our business leaders.

Just as our hypothetical farm has lost its soil, livestock, seed, and farm equipment, America has lost its manufacturing ability. Short sighted business leaders, with as little interest in manufacturing as our farmer had in farming, decided their own personal bonuses would be higher if they simply sold their factories rather that ran them. After WW2, the 27 American TV companies including Zenith, Emerson, RCA, GE, etc. led the world in TV technology. Then, the owners of the patents on TV technology decided they didn't need to dirty their hands by actually making the TV sets themselves any more, and they started selling licenses to manufacture, which the Japanese bought.

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Oct 11 11:29

Residents lose water again as 12-inch pipe ruptures for second time in 24 hours

A water main break at a busy Honolulu intersection provided a dramatic show Sunday afternoon. For area residents, who already suffered a night without water, it was déjà vu. The same pipe ruptured less than 24 hours earlier.

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More signs of a decayed infrastructure.

Oct 11 11:22

Why the U.S. has Launched a New Financial World War — And How the the Rest of the World Will Fight Back

Finance is the new form of warfare – without the expense of a military overhead and an occupation against unwilling hosts. It is a competition in credit creation to buy foreign resources, real estate, public and privatized infrastructure, bonds and corporate stock ownership. Who needs an army when you can obtain the usual objective (monetary wealth and asset appropriation) simply by financial means? All that is required is for central banks to accept dollar credit of depreciating international value in payment for local assets. Victory promises to go to whatever economy’s banking system can create the most credit, using an army of computer keyboards to appropriate the world’s resources. The key is to persuade foreign central banks to accept this electronic credit.

Oct 11 11:20


Netanyahu offers settlement freeze in return for recognition as Jewish state, Palestinians say no

Oct 11 11:10

Revelations From Kent State Audio Tape Prompt Congressional Inquiry

CLEVELAND, Ohio — U.S. Rep. Dennis Kucinich is launching a congressional inquiry into an altercation and apparent pistol fire that occurred about 70 seconds before Ohio National Guardsmen shot students and antiwar protesters on May 4, 1970.

The violent clash and four shots from a .38-caliber revolver were captured by a student’s tape recorder, placed in a dormitory window. The sounds of the altercation recently were discovered by Stuart Allen, a forensic audio expert who analyzed the 40-year-old tape at The Plain Dealer’s request. The newspaper reported Allen’s findings Friday.

Oct 11 11:09

People Question Whether Coast Really Is Clear – Project Gulf Impact Forum

Six months after the BP oil disaster, some question whether the coast is really clear…..

The non-profit group, Project Gulf Impact, put on a Fishermen’s Forum Sunday at Loyola University where people heard first-hand accounts of how the oil spill has impacted fishing communities and still is today. Arnesen spoke about all the people she knows who almost immediately faced foreclosures. She said, “that was months ago. Now here we are knocking on the six month anniversary and this is still happening. I don’t understand this.”

Oct 11 11:08

ACLU Puts Faces on Violations of Civil Liberties(Secret Police Arrests)

Surrounded on all sides by police in riot gear, Casey Brander did the first thing she could think of when she felt endangered: She picked up her cell phone and called 911.

Ms. Brander, an art student at Carnegie Mellon, was wandering with her roommate toward Schenley Plaza in Oakland, where she had heard there might be a G-20-related party or concert.

Instead, after walking onto the lawn of the Cathedral of Learning, she became part of a large group of people surrounded by police and arrested last September. It was about 16 hours later by the time she was released the next day and eventually all charges were dropped.

Oct 11 11:00

China UFO - Shenlong Space Plane Advances China’s Military Space Potential

While both unmanned and manned space planes could serve a range of scientific and commercial missions, it is also clear that the PLA envisions such vehicles to perform military missions. Chinese military literature has long suggested the PLA seeks to dominate outer space and its successful January 11, 2007 interception and destruction of a satellite demonstrated the PLA now has an initial space combat capability not currently possessed by the United States.

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Now, this gets interesting. The real videos of the China UFO (not the obvious fakes with disks and lights) clearly show an ultra-high atmospheric vehicle in operation, with at least a portion of the flight above the atmosphere. Whether what was seen in the Chinese sky was the Shenlong, Hermez, or the "601" H-2, the message is clear. Whether weaponized or not, China's space program has jumped way beyond that of the United States.

So why the UFO cover story?

Simple. America's self-image is in large part linked to the Apollo Moon program and America's achievements in space during the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s. But the shuttle fleet is about to be retired after suffering a 40% loss rate, and the replacement shuttle, along with the return to the Moon, have been cut from NASA's budget by the Obama administration. Indeed NASA is but a thin shadow of its former self, like NOAA mostly used for propaganda value to support the push for a global carbon tax. After the last shuttle flies, Americans will no longer be able to fly into space; our crews will have to hitch rides on other nations' rockets.

So now as the USA loses its space-faring capability comes a dramatic demonstration that China has advanced into some amazing new technologies. The USA failed to keep up because once again short-sighted government policy squandered the technology lead created by the Apollo program in the 1960s.

This is a major embarrassment for the US government, especially just before an election, especially for the President and the Congress that gutted NASA to shower money all over Wall Street and buy F-35s for Israel.

Now, in studying the video I think that what was over the skies of China was not specifically the Shenlong. The Shenlong is a non-staged vehicle and in the below video what appears to be a staging event is seen at 30 seconds.

From the flight performance, and staging, I think we are dealing with a larger vehicle, like the Aurora a high altitude transport that deploys a much smaller exo-atmospheric vehicle. And this Chinese image showing potential designs for manned space shuttles includes such a design, possibly the Horizontal take-off and completely reusable H-2. This talk of UFOs is intended to conceal from the voters and taxpayers that other nations have taken the lead in space away from the United States.

Sooner or later China will fly this machine over the United States with impunity in a replay of the days when the US sent the U-2 and later the SR-71 over the USSR knowing that (with the sole exception of the sabotage which brought down Francis Gary Powers) the Soviets could do nothing about the flights. Pre-conditioning the Americans to shout UFO when the glowing contrails appear in the night sky allows the US Government to pretend that at least here on Earth, American technology still reigns supreme.

Even if we avoid war with China, what remains of America's manufacturing is based on sales of weapons promoted as the most technologically advanced in the world. But that claim, and those sales, must crumble in the face of a clear demonstration that China is the new technological giant of the 21st Century!

Oct 11 10:43

White House Insider: The Clintons Are Going For It.

In a somewhat brief and cryptic email message, the D.C. Insider states Bill Clinton tipped his hat this past week in a nationally broadcast interview.

Oct 11 10:06

The Emperor's Spokesman Has No Clothes

As Gallup notes, trust in the corporate media is at an all-time low.

Much of the loss of trust is due to the media's selling of Iraq war lies and covering up the severity of the financial crisis.

Oct 11 10:03

Why defense spending won't go down much

Although it is mind-boggling to realize that five percent of the world's population (the United States) now spends more on defense than the other 95 percent put together, this situation is hard to avoid when you see threats emerging virtually everywhere and when you think all of them are best met by an ambitious and highly interventionst foreign policy. If Americans want to be able to go anywhere and do anything, then they are going to have keep spending lots of money, even if all that activity merely reinforces anti-American extremism and makes more people want to come after us.

Oct 11 10:02

Stuxnet Computer Worm–Israel’s Attempt To Silence Iran on 9/11 or Veiled Threat to the Entire World?

The reasons for Israel being fingered as the lone gunman in this crime were several. First, the bug in question–while making its way to other parts of the world, nevertheless was disproportionally concentrated in Iran, and–more importantly–targeted the nuclear facility at Natanz whose destruction is numero uno on Israel’s wish list. Next were two “fingerprints” left on the would-be murder weapon, one of them being a reference to the biblical heroine Esther whose reputed actions (celebrated yearly in the Jewish religious festival known as Purim) saved the Jews of Persia (today’s Iran) from yet another in a seemingly-endless parade of persecution of God’s chosen people.

Oct 11 10:00

Canadian military ordered out of UAE

Bye-bye Dubai: MacKay confirms Canadian military ordered out of UAE

Oct 11 09:53

Currency wars are necessary if all else fails

This is a dangerous moment for the world, and may backfire against the US itself. We are already starting to see the same sort of rush into oil and resources that played such havoc in mid-2008, and may have been a key trigger for the Great Recession. There is a risk that this commodity shock will hit before QE stimulus filters through.

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The US dollar may well be headed for disaster in the not too distant future.

Oct 11 09:53

911 Missing Links Web Site is back up and running!

“Now you will discover the definitive truth about 9/11 and learn why even the most popular movies on the subject have failed to address the evidence exhaustively presented in this video. The facts will make it abundantly clear that the so-called 9/11 “Truth” movement has been infiltrated and is ultimately controlled by the same criminal group who masterminded the attacks. As they say, ‘if you want to control the dissent you lead the dissent.’ Utilizing evidence from the FBI, CIA, NSA, US Armed Forces Intelligence sectors, Foreign Intelligence organizations, local law enforcement agencies and independent investigators, Missing Links goes where no other 9/11 video has dared to.”

Oct 11 09:44

It’s Official: Southern Poverty Law Center Is Now Part of DHS

So, now no need to file a FOIA request to discover that SPLC is writing the reports naming constitutionalists as possible terrorists. Now it is in your face and the mask is off.

Oct 11 09:44

New Lame Duck Threat to Bailout Union Pensions

In a nutshell, under the GRA system government would seize private 401(k) accounts, setting up an additional 5% mandatory payroll tax to dole out a "fair" pension to everyone using that confiscated money coupled with the mandated contributions. This would, of course, be a sister government ponzi scheme working in tandem with Social Security, the primary purpose being to give big government politicians additional taxpayer funds to raid to pay for their out-of-control spending.

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For thinking people (particularly those with kids) who can, should this legislation be passed, get out of this country and find work elsewhere while you still can!

Oct 11 09:43

"Morning Joe" Talk Show totally misses the point, accused as 'bankers' shills' by Tom Dennen

The panel on today's "MORNING JOE" on MSNBC finally came out of the closet admitting that banks are "the heart of the financial system" and going even further, allowed that "It's a bad heart" but limited itself to the Party Line by suggesting that the heart be fixed by "heart surgeons who know hearts".

Translation: Bankers who know banks are the people who can fix a system that screws up every individual, every nation, every coalition like the EU or the United States of America by putting them into exponential and irretrievable debt.

Dead Wrong.

The heart needs to be replaced.

Oct 11 09:42

People question whether coast really is clear

While parts of the Gulf Coast fight off the spill's ripple effects, some areas are still in clean-up mode. Plaquemines Parish President Billy Nungesser, as recent as Friday, reported oil. "It still blows my mind that they've got all these people out there on the payroll not finding any oil, but the local fishermen, that they keep trying to downsize, keep finding oil," said Nungesser.

"The oil is 10 feet, 12 feet into the grasslands," said Vicki Perrin with the Coastal Heritage Society of LA.

"We don't know where we're going.. don't know what we're doing.. don't know where we're going to end up. What do we do in Plaquemines Parish?," asked Kindra Arnesen, who is married to a fisherman.

Oct 11 09:41

Negotiator: Iran to show proof of US nuclear aid to Israel

"We will soon publish documents on how American enriched nuclear material was provided and transported to the Zionist regime," Jalili said, quoted on state television's website.

Oct 11 09:36

Company Head Arrested Over Sludge Torrent in Hungary

The managing director of the company whose reservoir unleashed a lethal torrent of red sludge on three villages last week has been arrested, the Hungarian prime minister announced before Parliament on Monday.

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Of course, this was never going happen to the US head of PB after the announcement of the Gulf oil disaster.

After all, BP was one of the largest single contributors to the Obama campaign, so of course no arrests were going to happen, nor was the full magnitude of this horrific man-made disaster ever going to be publicly disclosed to the American people!

Oct 11 09:27

Germany blasts anti-Iran propaganda

German Ambassador to Tehran Bernd Erbel has denounced Western media propaganda against the Islamic Republic as “unreal”, saying Iran is a unique country in the Middle East.

Oct 11 09:26

Columbus Day? True Legacy: Cruelty and Slavery

First of all, Columbus wasn't the first European to discover America. As we all know, the Viking, Leif Ericson probably founded a Norse village on Newfoundland some 500 years earlier. So, hat's off to Leif. But if you think about it, the whole concept of discovering America is, well, arrogant. After all, the Native Americans discovered North America about 14,000 years before Columbus was even born! Surprisingly, DNA evidence now suggests that courageous Polynesian adventurers sailed dugout canoes across the Pacific and settled in South America long before the Vikings.

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Tests on Egyptian mummies have shown that the Pharaohs used cocaine as part of the privileges of rank. Then as now, Coca came from South America. So we know the Egyptians were crossing the Atlantic thousands of years ago. And since Plato was told of Atlantis by the Egyptians, it is quote possible that the American continents are the original source of the Atlantean legends. The Greeks could never find th eplacem, but rather than admit they were inferior to the Egyptian sailors, the story may have been blended with the destruction of the Santorini Volcano to explain why this wonderous land could not be found in Plato's time.

Oct 11 09:17

Cohn: Reasons to release Pollard

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Another Israel-firster calls for the release of the man who single-handedly undermined America's nuclear deterrent against the USSR. Read the comments by Iamaccfile and the obvious zionist attacks on him. Feel free to add your own comments. Let the Megaphonies know the game has changed, and they may not attack patriots with impunity. Do not wait for orders, but grab your keyboards and ride towards the sound of blogging! :)

Oct 11 09:07

Senate could split 50-50 between Democrats, Republicans: study

Political analysts have projected that Democrats' election woes lie mainly in the House of Representatives, but a series of surveys by RealClearPolitics finds that the party's Senate perils are real, too, and could wind up splitting the chamber evenly with Republicans.

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This is why Obama is playing "semblance" to make the economy look good, the oil spill gone, the wars still winnable, and Israel and Palestine tongue-kissing. Under his (lack of) leadership, the Democrats will lose the House. Now the Senate is looking to be tied, and the trend is that the GOP might even take control of the Senate. Rest assured if it is that close, they will put pedal to the metal to gain that one extra seat. If that happens, then Obama's own nomination in 2012 is in doubt, with a hungry Hillarybeast already drooling over that Oval Office.

It's a sellers' market for the vote riggers!

Oct 11 09:03


Between the lines of Ashton Kutcher’s ‘love’ visit to Israel and an ‘impending civil war’ in Lebanon, a few articles have been appearing in the Israeli press about the new Citizenship Law. Most display negative feelings towards the law, but one has to ask what they (the press) tried to do to discourage it from passing yesterday…. Aside from a handful of reporters, there was silence on the issue until now, when it’s too late.

Oct 11 09:02


Zionists often strive to prove that Zionism didn’t mean to conquer and displace the Palestinians. However, this argument is as cheap and as mendacious as having a hopelessly promiscuous whore claiming that throughout her life she exemplified a life of chastity and moral purity, or a notoriously vile murderer claiming that he has always observed the virtue of justice and fairness in dealing with others.

Oct 11 08:58

Obama Pushing $50 Billion Infrastructure Plan

President Obama is pushing a $50 billion plan to upgrade the nation's transportation networks and create jobs, bringing governors and mayors to the White House to help him make the case.

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This is another election-season dodge to give the American people the "semblance" that Obama wants to take care of this nation,. But $50 billion in today's dollars is a pittance compared to the trillions poured over Wall Street and far short of the investment needed to restore the nation's crumbling infrastructure. It is at best a cosmetic effort.

Oct 11 08:38



Oct 11 08:37

US Physics Professor: 'Global Warming Is the Greatest and Most Successful Pseudoscientific Fraud I Have Seen in My Long Life'

This is an important moment in science history. I would describe it as a letter on the scale of Martin Luther, nailing his 95 theses to the Wittenburg church door. It is worthy of repeating this letter in entirety on every blog that discusses science.

Oct 11 08:37

Looking for Work? Expect a Lower Salary

Working on Wall Street always meant great pay, fabulous perks and year-end bonuses that would make you feel as if you'd won the lottery. But that was before the Great Recession. Now, unemployed traders and bankers are finding out that high-paying jobs are nearly impossible to come by, as layoffs and slow economic growth continue in the finance sector. Karen, a New York-based fixed income trader, knows this firsthand. She recently spent six months searching for a job in the finance sector and ended up accepting a position that pays 40 percent less than what she was making.

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Our hearts #$%^ing bleed for those poor Wall Street workers.

Oct 11 08:35

Aid worker Linda Norgrove may have been killed by US troops

British aid worker Linda Norgrove may have been killed by a grenade thrown by US troops trying to rescue her from Taliban kidnappers in Afghanistan, David Cameron said today.

Oct 11 08:32

JEFF GATES: ‘The Hate Mongers Among Us’ [VIDEOS]

In this latest Criminal State Series — ‘The Hate Mongers Among Us,’ the author of Guilt By Association, Jeff Gates, pretty much sums it up — All well-timed agent provocateur stunts designed to advance the latest narrative — and all traceable to the identical ideological core and as usual, the power of association is once again deployed to wage war on the U.S in plain sight — with the usual suspects blaming the U.S., many of them alleged “progressives.” Brilliant war-waging strategy—in a typically psychopathic sort of way.

Oct 11 08:26

Mortgage Bullies?: Banks Accused of Illegally Breaking Into Homes Facing Foreclosure

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The banks know that pretty printed paper is at a 15-year low and headed to zero. The rush is on to grab the real wealth of the nation away from the people.

Oct 11 08:21

Taliban capture US base in Afghanistan

Taliban militants have claimed that they have driven US troops out of a military outpost in Afghanistan's northeastern Kunar Province.

They also said that the Americans fled the military outpost in Kunar's Marawara district in helicopters on Monday.

A senior Taliban commander said the group is now in full control of the district where the outpost is located.

Oct 11 08:20

Russia inflates its military with blow-up weapons

Broadcasted on the BBC at 9.45 am Monday.

The Russian military has come up with an inventive way to deceive the enemy and save money at the same time: inflatable weapons.

They look just like real ones: they are easy to transport and quick to deploy.

You name it, the Russian army is blowing it up: from pretend tanks to entire radar stations.

[Is this a response to China's UFO sightings?]

Oct 11 08:15

An Open Letter to Dr. Michael Mann

If you had any actual evidence that you were innocent, I’m sure you would have given it to the investigators … funny how none of the five investigations have come up with a single fact or email or document to exonerate you in this question. As far as we know, you didn’t write back to Phil later and say something like “I can’t delete emails, that would be unethical and possibly illegal”. You wrote back to say that you would pass on the email deletion order to Gene … and you want us to believe that your hands are clean? Sorry, my friend, I’m like the Red Queen, I can believe six impossible things before breakfast, but that one is just too big to swallow.

Oct 11 08:05

In defense of Ellen Brown

Gary North on Rockwell’s site comes with a fairly vicious attack on Ellen Brown. He calls her a ‘Greenbacker’ as if that is something distasteful.

What it is all about is the Goldbug people versus the Interest Free Money crowd. It is one of the most crucial debates around. As I have mentioned before both on this site and elsewhere, Gold is the preferred currency of the Banking Fraternity and they plan to reinstate it in their world currency, which is coming closer every day.

The have nots pay interest, the haves receive it. We are talking a worldwide, yearly multi trillion wealth transfer from poor to rich through usury.

And most important: there is no reason at all, no necessity, no economic law of any kind that makes this necessary. It is only the power of the few and the lack of knowledge of the many that allow this to continue.

Oct 11 08:04

Rick Sanchez Firing: Not the First

When Rick Sanchez the former CNN anchor, made his remarks about Jews controlling the media, a routine that has been honed to perfection went into motion and within 24 hours he was fired.

At issue was Sanchez citing Daily Show host Jon (Leibowitz) Stewart and saying:

“He's such a minority. I mean, you know, please. What are you kidding? I'm telling you that everybody who runs CNN is a lot like Stewart and a lot of people who run all the other networks are a lot like Stewart. And to imply that somehow they, the people in this country who are Jewish, are an oppressed minority?"

Oct 11 08:01

The New Credit-Card Tricks

Banks and credit card issuers wasted no time in think up new billing practices that is calculated and meant to trip up consumers, just months after government legislation banned certain billing practices meant to protect us. The head of the new Bureau of Consumers Financial Protection has the challenging task of keeping ahead of the credit-card industry and for every step the Bureau makes the credit-card industry finds a way to maneuver around the new laws. Jessica Silver-Greenburg goes over these new tricks the credit card industry as enacted that now affect us....

Oct 11 07:59

Hidden health risk in mobiles: Phone giants accused of burying warnings in small print

Mobile phone firms have been accused of concealing warnings about the health risks of using their handsets.

A warning that Apple’s popular iPhone should be kept at least 15mm away from the body is buried deep inside the manual.

BlackBerry goes even further, saying customers should use their devices hands-free or keep them an inch from the body ‘including the abdomen of pregnant women and the lower abdomen of teenagers’. Again, this advice is hidden in the instruction booklet.


For more information regarding cell phone safety and health issues, see:
“The Cell Phone Poisoning of America” Link: http://thecrowhouse.com/Documents/Cell_Phone_Poisoning_Of_America.pdf

Oct 11 07:52

Toxic coal sludge pollutes Ky. town 10 years later

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- In parts of eastern Kentucky, the pictures coming out of Hungary of the red sludge that roared from a factory's reservoir, downstream into the Danube River, are all too reminiscent of what happened a decade ago this week.

A layer of dark goo still sits under a creekbed on Glenn Cornette's land, the leftovers from when a coal company's sprawling slurry pond burst, blackening 100 miles of waterways and polluting the water supply of more than a dozen communities before the stuff reached the Ohio River.

A torrent as wide as a football field and 6 feet deep covered Cornette's property in Martin County, near the West Virginia line about 175 miles east of Louisville. It killed all manner of plants and cut off his access to the street.

Oct 11 07:49

Wall St to open higher on stimulus hopes

Wall Street was set for a slightly higher open on Monday as expectations solidified that the U.S. Federal Reserve would take further action to bolster the economic recovery.

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What the Fed is bolstering is the incumbent party. By pouring more money (eventually to be repaid by the taxpayers) onto Wall Street, the DOW gets driven upward, to look good ahead of the election. And as we already saw previously, the stimulus is a temporary feel-good measure that accomplishes nothing but pour money into executive bonuses!

Oct 11 07:48

What a scientist didn't tell the New York Times about his study on bee deaths

Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD) -- in which disoriented honeybees die far from their hives -- has kept scientists, beekeepers, and regulators desperately seeking the cause. After all, the honeybee, nature's ultimate utility player, pollinates a third of all the food we eat and contributes an estimated $15 billion in annual agriculture revenue to the U.S. economy.

Neonicotinoids, a class of neurotoxins that kills insects by attacking their nervous systems. For years, their leading manufacturer, Bayer Crop Science, a subsidiary of the German pharmaceutical giant Bayer AG (BAYRY), has tangled with regulators and fended off lawsuits from angry beekeepers who allege that the pesticides have disoriented and ultimately killed their bees. The company has countered that, when used correctly, the pesticides pose little risk.

Oct 11 07:39

10,000 wait in line at Cal Expo in bid to save their homes

They came by the thousands, transforming normally festive Cal Expo into a venue emblematic of California's nightmarish housing meltdown.

An estimated 10,000 people were in line Friday morning when the Cal Expo Pavilion's doors opened on a five-day event aimed at helping distressed homeowners avoid foreclosure.

Oct 11 07:32

Banned in Europe for Causing 83,000 Heart Attacks - Are You Taking Avandia?

A September 23, 2010 article in the New England Journal of Medicine announced that, finally, the FDA has stepped forward and decided on regulatory action for Avandia, a diabetes drug that last year claimed 1,354 lives as a result of cardiac-associated problems.

The FDA is restricting access to Avandia by requiring GSK to submit a Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy, or REMS.

Evidence linking Avandia to an increased risk of a heart attack or stroke has been building since 2007, and GSK has agreed to pay $460 million in damages to settle about 10,000 lawsuits in America linking its use to patients suffering serious medical setbacks. But the US FDA has chosen only to monitor the drug, rather than ask for a recall.

Oct 11 07:18

Is Iran Playing Geopolitical Chess with 9-11, and Winning?

Eric Blair
Activist Post

Let's set up the geopolitical chess board for a moment. Iran is a rogue nation according to the Western world. Which basically means that they sit on a sea of oil and don't comply with the demands of the Western-based multinational oil firms. Iran has also made strong alliances with America's oil-thirsty quasi-enemies China and Russia, while finding a partner-in-rogue in Venezuela.

Oct 11 07:02

The 7/7 Inquest

On BBC Radio 4 this morning John Humphreys was interviewing Reverend Julie Nicholson, who resigned from her church after her daughter was murdered on the morning of 7/7/05.
He asked her, "What do you want from this inquest? We know what the verdict will be, that goes without saying, but what do you want."

Yes it does go without saying. The narrative is fixed.

There has been no Public Inquiry to disturb this narrative. Nor will any jury be allowed to interject with uncomfortable questions, nor deliberate on the anomalous evidence regarding this great crime.

Oct 11 07:02

Linda Norgrove: aid worker 'killed by friendly fire'

It had initially been reported that Miss Norgrove died after her rebel captors detonated a suicide vest as American troops closed in on them.

The victim's parents have demanded a full explanation for the events surrounding her capture and failed rescue, amid claims that her release could have been negotiated.

Oct 11 06:57

Tax & Track Drivers Per Mile

Oct 11 06:57

Americans betrayed by their government

There has been much chatter on mainstream media that there are plenty of "other" jobs out there that people don't know about. However, data does not support the praises economists are singing about the "New Economy." Paul Craig Roberts says the "New Economy" is supposed to consist of financial services, innovation, and high-tech services but unfortunately these jobs have not come to fruition and the US government has betrayed its people. Show Less

Oct 11 06:43

Another Police Shooting of a Citizen

Oct 11 06:40

Conservatives Push Absurd Lie that Wall Street Hustlers Were Innocent Victims ... of Poor People

Contrary to the conservative spin, University of Michigan law professor Michael Barr told a congressional committee that although there was in fact quite a bit of irresponsible lending in low-income communities in the late 1990s and the early 2000s, “More than half of subprime loans were made by independent mortgage companies not subject to comprehensive federal supervision; another 30 percent of such originations were made by affiliates of banks or thrifts, which are not subject to routine examination or supervision, and the remaining 20 percent were made by banks and thrifts [subject to CRA standards].” Barr concluded, “The worst and most widespread abuses occurred in the institutions with the least federal oversight [italics added].”

Oct 11 06:15

Is It Worth It-No! Getting it Straitght 2001 Sobran

Is It Worth It?
September 20, 2001

by Joe Sobran

One thing is clear: the recent horrible events in
New York and Washington had nothing whatsoever, in any
way, shape, or form, to do with U.S. support for Israel.
Many Arabs and Muslims hate this country and would hate
it just as bitterly if there were no such thing as

At least this is what we are hearing from Israel's
apologists. The European press seems to assume that
America's policy toward Israel helped provoke the 9/11
attack. To the naive eye this would seem rather obvious.
Yet we are assured otherwise.

Writing in the WALL STREET JOURNAL, Norman Podhoretz
asserts that "if Israel had never come into existence, or
if it were magically to disappear, the U.S. would still

Oct 11 06:04

10 Things You Should Know About The Latest Economic Numbers

More Bad News: 10 Things You Should Know About The Latest Economic Numbers

Oct 11 06:04

Columbus Day? True Legacy: Cruelty and Slavery

Christopher Columbus derived most of his income from slavery, De Las Casas noted. In fact, Columbus was the first slave trader in the Americas. As the native slaves died off, they were replaced with black slaves. Columbus' son became the first African slave trader in 1505.

Columbus also supervised the selling of native girls into sexual slavery. Young girls of the ages 9 to 10 were the most desired by his men. In 1500, Columbus casually wrote about it in his log. He said: "A hundred castellanoes are as easily obtained for a woman as for a farm, and it is very general and there are plenty of dealers who go about looking for girls; those from nine to ten are now in demand."

Oct 11 05:53

Flames of the holocau$t keep burning

Wagner uproar October 10, 2010
.BERLIN: Outrage in Israel about leaked reports that one of the country's leading orchestras has been invited to open next year's Wagner festival in Bayreuth, southern Germany, has prompted the composer's great-granddaughter and festival head to withdraw the invitation.

Leaked reports about the planned visit provoked outrage among Holocaust survivors, who said it was inexplicable that the Israel Chamber Orchestra would break a decades' old unofficial boycott to perform music by Hitler's favourite composer, who also held anti-Semitic views.

The orchestra will perform in the town of Bayreuth, in Bavaria, but not at the festival.

Oct 11 05:52

The New York Times defends assassinations

In its main editorial Sunday, the New York Times, the major voice of what passes for liberalism in America, openly defends the right of the US government to assassinate anyone it pleases. The only restriction the Times suggests is that the president should be required to have his selection of murder victims rubber-stamped by a secret court like the one that now approves 99.99 percent of all electronic eavesdropping requests.

Oct 11 05:50

When the 'Future' Invades Our Lives. The CIA Funds 'Predictive Behavior' Start-Ups

What do Google, the CIA and a host of so-called "predictive behavior" start-ups have in common?

They're interested in you, or more specifically, whether your online interests--from Facebook to Twitter posts, and from Flickr photos to YouTube and blog entries--can be exploited by powerful computer algorithms and subsequently transformed into "actionable intelligence."

Oct 11 04:39

In the crosshairs of US drones

Residents live under a constant fear of being hit as dozens of unmanned drones buzz the skies over North and South Waziristan. The drones frighten children and women who sometimes become the victims, especially if the intended targets are anywhere close to their homes.

According to local tribal sources, the Americans have planted several spies whose job is to insert microchips in vehicles which are then tracked and taken out by missiles fired from drones.

When the US drone attacks started several years ago, their priority was to get the al-Qaeda leadership, But a lot has changed since then, and it appears the Americans have expanded their targets to include foreign fighters, the Pakistani Taliban, and al-Qaeda and its affiliates.

Oct 11 04:17

Is Iran Playing Geopolitical Chess with 9-11, and Winning?

It appeared that the establishment media didn't really know how to handle Ahmadinejad's comments. Of course they did their best to attack and label him as a conspiracy theorist, but they didn't want the story to get too loud. Since the media blackballs any guests that question 9-11 and violently shouts down anyone who dares bring up the subject, they've been able to essentially ignore and shape the topic as ludicrous. Obama did his part to discredit Ahmadinejad's statements by calling them "hateful" and "offensive." Finally, the establishment media also tried to create the absurd impression that, "If you want further investigation into the biggest terror event ever, you must be with the terrorists and Ahmadinejad." It seems that they are desperately running out of moves.

Oct 11 04:08



If you work in the mortgage industry or for a title insurer, you might not want to make any plans for the next six months. Foreclosuregate is about to explode.

Oct 11 03:40

The Jewish Republic of Israel

Swearing an oath to a Jewish state will decide its fate. It is liable to turn the country into a theocracy like Saudi Arabia.

October 10, 2010

Remember this day. It's the day Israel changes its character. As a result, it can also change its name to the Jewish Republic of Israel, like the Islamic Republic of Iran. Granted, the loyalty oath bill that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is seeking to have passed purportedly only deals with new citizens who are not Jewish, but it affects the fate of all of us.

Oct 11 03:05

The Assassination Of John Lennon

Oct 11 02:54

UK schools doing UFO crash drills

There seems to be a growing trend among schools to stage a UFO crash, and then teach students how to react, as well as to “properly” investigate and report on the incident.

It sounds like a lot of fun, and a great way to fire up a student’s imagination as well as writing skills. Hell, I wish we would have done a staged UFO crash at my school.

The latest “UFO drill” took place Wed, Sept 29, at Sandford Primary School in the UK. The kids were treated to a full UFO crash scenario that included wreckage, police tape, and real police officers. (Perhaps it was only lacking men from the government telling the children not to talk about what was seen.)

Oct 11 02:20

The Jewish Republic of Israel – Gideon Levy

Remember this day. It’s the day Israel changes its character. As a result, it can also change its name to the Jewish Republic of Israel, like the Islamic Republic of Iran. Granted, the loyalty oath bill that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is seeking to have passed purportedly only deals with new citizens who are not Jewish, but it affects the fate of all of us.

Oct 11 02:18

Surprise -- The Very Dark Side of U.S. History


Editor's Note: Many Americans view their country and its soldiers as the "good guys" spreading "democracy" and "liberty" around the world. When the United States inflicts unnecessary death and destruction, it's viewed as a mistake or an aberration.

In the following article Peter Dale Scott and Robert Parry examine the long history of these acts of brutality, a record that suggests they are neither a "mistake" nor an "aberration" but rather conscious counterinsurgency doctrine on the "dark side."

October 10, 2010 "Information Clearing House" -- There is a dark -- seldom acknowledged -- thread that runs through U.S. military doctrine, dating back to the early days of the Republic.

Oct 11 02:13

S&P: 60% of Countries Will Be Bankrupt Within 50 Years


Some sixty percent of the world's economies will be so in debt by 2060 that their debt will be downgraded to "junk" status, effectively bankrupting the countries, says a report from Standard & Poor's ratings agency, which also warns that attempts to deal with the problem could cause social instability.

When a country's debt is downgraded to "junk," it becomes virtually impossible for the government to borrow more money. Thus, if the government is running a deficit -- as just about all developed countries are doing today -- its ability to provide services would collapse.

Oct 11 02:07

Does Your Food Contain Genetically Modified Organisms?

Okay, here’s your chance, with a new way for you to know that your food does not contain genetically modified organisms. The Non-GMO Project, a collection of top suppliers and advocates in the organic industry, and the only no-GMO certifier in North America, has kicked off a GM-free month.

Ruh-roh — October includes Halloween. Since half of the refined sugar in the US is genetically modified, coming from GM sugar beets, finding GM-free candy might be a little hard. Though GM beets are now illegal until further notice, what’s on the shelves today is most likely made from last year’s crops.

Oct 11 02:06

MI5 officers to give evidence to 7/7 inquiry


MI5 officers could be called to answer questions in public as part of the inquests into the deaths of 52 people in the terrorist bomb attacks on July 7 2005 which finally gets under way today.

More than five years after the attacks, bereaved families will have the chance to ask questions from the police and emergency services about whether their loved ones could have been saved.

Lady Justice Hallett has ruled that the scope of the inquests should also include the sensitive issue of whether the attacks could have been prevented, which could involve calling officers from MI5 to explain their decisions.

Oct 11 02:01

White House staff exodus exposes Obama to charges of disarray


More senior staff including defence secretary Robert Gates, and senior advisor David Axelrod, leave their jobs

More senior White House staff are to leave in the next few months, adding to the high exit rate from President Barack Obama's administration.

Political analysts attribute the attrition rate to exhaustion, but Republican opponents blame disarray inside the White House, with an insular team responsible for too many policy failures.

Oct 11 01:59

Protect police from lawsuits, says Met chief


Rights groups attack Sir Paul Stephenson's plan to curb court action against officers

Sir Paul Stephenson, the commissioner of the Metropolitan police, has privately lobbied the home secretary to make it harder for people to take legal action against his force, the Guardian has learned.

Critics say the plans amount to an attempt by the police to put themselves beyond the rule of law and undermine constitutional safeguards against abuses of power.

Oct 11 00:46

No boost for Social Security checks in 2011

As if voters don't have enough to be angry about this election year, the government is expected to announce this week that more than 58 million Social Security recipients will go through another year without an increase in their monthly benefits.

It would mark only the second year without an increase since automatic adjustments for inflation were adopted in 1975. The first year was this year.

"If you're the ruling party, this is not the sort of thing you want to have happening two weeks before an election," said Andrew Biggs, a former deputy commissioner at the Social Security Administration and now a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute.