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May 30, 2010

May 30 21:07

srael 'attacks' Gaza aid fleet

Israeli forces have attacked a flotilla of aid-carrying ships aiming to break the country's siege on Gaza, according to a Turkish aid agency being quoted by Turkish media.

At least two people were killed and more than 30 people injured, the report said early on Monday.

Footage from the flotilla's lead vessel, the Mavi Marmara, appeared to show armed Israeli soldiers boarding the ship and helicopters flying overhead.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

font size=5>The aid convoy was in international waters. At the very least Israel's actions constitute piracy. At worst they are acts of war against the nations whose flags a flown by the ships.

May 30 21:05

Flotilla Civilians Under Attack by Israel

Under darkness of night, Israeli commandoes boarded the Turkish passenger ship, Mavi Marmara, and began to shoot. According to the live video from the ship, two have been killed, and 31 injured. Al Jazeera has just confirmed the numbers. Israel says they are taking over the boats.

May 30 21:04

Israel Navy takes control of Gaza aid flotilla; 2 activists killed

Israel Navy troops clashed with pro-Palestinian activists aboard a six-ship aid flotilla sailing for the Gaza Strip after the activists ignored Israeli orders to turn back, Turkey's NTV early Monday.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The aid ships were in international waters. Israel has no authority to issue orders to foreign flagged ships operating in international waters.

May 30 20:57

Israel intercepts Gaza flotilla, says Hama

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Note that BBC fails to mention that Israel's pirates have killed innocent and unarmed civilians.



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May 30 20:55

Israeli ships attack aid flotilla

Two TV networks are reporting that Israeli warships have attacked the six ships carrying pro-Palestinian activists and aid for blockaded Gaza, killing at least two and wounding an unknown number of people on board.

The Israeli military refused to comment on the report.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Turkey has just summoned the Israeli ambassador to answer for this unprovoked and lethal attack on Turkish Sovereign territory (the ship flying the Turkish flag).

I'll bet Israel was not expecting injuries and deaths. This is a PR disaster for them, happening in international waters.

May 30 20:50

Initial reports – at least two people killed, 30 injured in Israeli attack on freedom flotilla

We have a number of reports from the Mediterranean in the last few hours that the Israeli government is following through on its self-destructive and brutal determination to stop the freedom flotilla, and doing so at night. Live feed shows people still on deck. Isabel Kershner of the Times says Israeli boats have approached in international waters, intending to intercept. AP says that the Israeli navy is "stalk"-ing the flotilla. (Great for the rebranding campaign, huh?) Emails, rumors, follow:

May 30 20:43

Israeli Navy Approaches Gaza Flotilla

The Israeli navy made its first contact with a flotilla carrying hundreds of pro-Palestinian activists and thousands of tons of supplies for Gaza shortly before midnight on Sunday, surprising the boats in international waters, according to activists on one vessel.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Emphasis on "International waters."

Israel has just committed an act of piracy and indeed given the reported injuries and deaths, acts of war against the nations whose flags the aid ships fly.

By now Israel's PR whores are fanning out all over the net trying to spin their way out of this, but this is the greatest PR disaster since CAST LEAD!

May 30 20:37

Call for action from activist Caoimhe Butterly (Gaza TV News).



May 30 20:28

Screenshots of Israel assault on Turkish ship

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This incident happened in international waters. If the reports about fatalities are accurate, then Israel has committed an act of war against Turkey, whose sovereign territory includes that ship.

May 30 20:15

REPORT THAT ISRAELI NAVAL FORCES ATTACKED TURKISH AID BOAT

May 30 19:05

Texas radio owner calls for terrorism; bombing of mosque at ground Zero

Calls for terrorism and death of Muslims ok with FCC and Texas' law enforcement.

May 30 18:05

LIVE FROM CHALLENGER 1 !! #FLOTILLA IDF IN RADIO CONTACT/INTERVENTION IMMINENT/SAILING ON TO GAZA MORE AS IT HAPPENS.



May 30 17:44

Safety fluid was removed before oil rig exploded in Gulf

There was, however, a simpler protection against the disaster: mud. An attorney representing a witness says oil giant BP and the owner of the drilling platform, Switzerland-based Transocean Ltd., started to remove a mud barrier before a final cement plug was installed, a move industry experts say weakens control of the well in an emergency.

This article is an earlier article written May 6, 2010.

May 30 17:07

The FTC's Plan to Bailout the Dinosaur Newspaper Industry and Suffocate Blogs

If the FTC truly wanted to reinvent journalism, the agency would instead align itself with journalism’s disruptors. But there’s none of that here. The clearest evidence: the word “blog” is used but once in 35 pages of text and then only parenthetically as an example of buying ads on topical sites (“e.g., a soccer blog…”); otherwise, it’s only a footnote.

May 30 16:45

Israeli warships make contact with Gaza aid flotilla

Israeli warships have made contact with a six-ship aid flotilla headed toward Gaza carrying 10,000 tons of humanitarian aid and supplies, Al Jazeera reported late Sunday. The Israeli navy is operating on the assumption that the activists manning the boats will not heed their calls to turn around, and in response, the troops are prepared to board the ships and steer them away from the Gaza shores and toward the Israeli port city of Ashdod.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

ISRAEL HAS NO RIGHT TO STOP ANY SHIPS AT ALL IN INTERNATIONAL WATERS.

If Israel boards these ships as it did the previous humanitarian aid mission it will be an act of piracy by any reasonable definition of the word. The United States was ever-ready to send warships to go after the Somalian Pirates, but will again tremble in fear before the Israeli Navy!




May 30 16:41

Gaza flotilla has australain journalists aboard

May 30 16:39

Obama administration blocked efforts to stop BP oil drilling before explosion

"In 2009, the Obama administration intervened to support the reversal of a court order that would have halted offshore oil drilling in the Gulf of Mexico. Obama’s Interior Secretary Ken Salazar, who has long had close ties to the industry, specifically cited BP’s Deepwater Horizon operation as one that should be allowed to go forward, according to a group involved in the court case.

A Washington DC Appeals Court ruled in April 2009 that the Bush administration’s five-year plan for offshore oil and gas drilling (covering 2007 to 2012) was not based on a proper review of the environmental impact of the drilling. Only days before the ruling, the Obama administration had granted BP a “categorical exclusion,” exempting it from an environmental impact study for the Deepwater Horizon project."

May 30 16:36

UN asks India, Pak, Israel to join NPT, CTBT

United Nations: In a departure from tradition of not singling out countries by name, the United Nations has asked India, Pakistan and Israel to join NPT and CTBT without further delay and pre-conditions. The UN’s call to the three countries to join Nuclear non-Proliferation Treaty and Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty (CTBT) came at the end of the month-long 2010 NPT review conference here.

May 30 16:35

News Middle East Israel faces child-abuse claims

An international children's rights charity has said it has evidence that Palestinian children held in Israeli custody have been subjected to sexual abuse in an effort to extract confessions from them.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Posted for those who claim I only pick on the Catholics.



May 30 16:34

Humanitarian Flotilla Vs Evil Navy

Haaretz reports today that Israel will attempt to block the humanitarian Freedom Flotilla heading toward Gaza. However, according to the Israeli paper, the humanitarian cargo would then be unloaded, inspected and sent to Gaza overland via the United Nations.

Typical for Israel, it tries to win a lost battle. On the one hand, by stopping the flotilla Israel attempts to maintain its regional status as an omnipotent super power that controls the land, the air and the sea. On the other hand, the Jewish state pathetically also wants to evoke sympathy for being ‘sensitive’ to humanitarian issues and the Palestinian plight.

May 30 16:29

KEVIN OVENDEN REPORT'S LIVE FROM THE GAZA FLOTILLA!

At 22:41pm tonight, preparations aboard the Mavi Marmara are extensive. We are 90 miles away from land - 22 miles further than the Israeli decided 68 mile exclusion zone - but are being approached by an Israeli vessel.

May 30 16:27

STAY UP TO DATE ON PROGRESS OF THE FREE GAZA FLOTILLA CARRYING HUMANITARIAN AID TO THE PEOPLE OF GAZA.

May 30 16:09

Islamophobia and hate crimes

Paul J. Balles views the correlation between bilge put out by extremist provokers of hate crimes like Daniel Pipes and other Islamophobic peddlers of hate speech and the growth of violence and discrimination against Muslims in the US.



May 30 15:57

Florida's rampant political crimes being investigated

Politics at heart of criminal investigations swirling across Florida
By Lucy Morgan and Adam C. Smith, Times Staff Writers
Saturday, May 29, 2010
Amid the most tumultuous and unpredictable election year Florida has seen in decades, the names of at least a dozen political figures have popped up in five major federal investigations probing the pay-to-play culture of corruption in Florida:

May 30 14:03

Renowned Marine Biologist Carl Safina on the BP Oil Spill’s Ecological Impact on the Gulf Coast and Worldwide

CARL SAFINA: Well, that this is not just a regional disaster, although it certainly is, but that the Gulf of Mexico is a tremendous engine of life and also a tremendous concentration zone, where animals from the whole open Atlantic Ocean funnel into the Gulf for breeding and millions of animals cross the Gulf and concentrate there on their northward migration and then fan out to populate much of North America and the Canadian Arctic, the East Coast, the Canadian Maritimes. So it’s a real hotspot, and it’s a terrible place to foul.

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We are FUCKED!

May 30 13:40

Hearings: Rig's blowout preventer last inspected in 2005

"...The chief mechanic on the Deepwater Horizon testified Wednesday that he was at a planning meeting 11 hours before the rig exploded at which the BP company man overruled drillers from rig owner Transocean and insisted on displacing protective drilling mud from the riser that connected the rig to the oil well.

"..."I recall a skirmish between the company man, the OIM (offshore installation manager), the tool-pusher and the driller," said Doug Brown, one of 115 rig workers who survived the April 20 disaster. "The driller was outlining what would be taking place, whereupon the company man stood up and said, 'No, we'll be having some changes to that.' It had to do with displacing the riser for later on. The OIM, tool-pusher and driller disagreed with that, but the company man said, 'Well, this is how it's gonna be,' and the tool-pusher, driller and OIM reluctantly agreed."

"...The implication was that the Transocean employees expected they might have to take emergency action because of BP's push to remove the drilling mud.

"...Before Brown came to the witness stand at the hearings in Kenner, a ship captain with 15 years of drilling experience told the joint investigative panel that he doesn't know why a rig would displace the protective column of heavy mud with light seawater before closing off a well.

Deliberate sabotage the reason for the Gulf oil disaster?

May 30 13:21

Sunday, 4:20pm :3 Israeli navy boats approach Freedom Flotilla (via twitter)

CHALLENGER 2 CONTACTED BY IDF RADIO A/O APPROACHED BY IDF SHIPS



May 30 13:16

Energy Expert: Nuking Oil Leak Only Thing we Can Do

Youve Got to be Kidding me!!!

May 30 12:59

Oilpocalypse Now Take I

"The best expert estimates I have seen are that minimally we have 2.9 MILLION GALLONS of Oil escaping into the Gulf each day. The volume of methane is about treble that. BP, in an effort to camouflage its true scale is pumping hundreds of thousands of gallons of even more toxic oil dispersant into the volcano. To get an idea of the scale think of the largest stadium you know, fill it with oil every day, dump it on the surrounding landscape, and then refill it TWICE each day. Then you begin to get an approximation of the volume of oil escaping."

"So, why the lecture on the ocean ecosystem? Because the Gulf produces as much or more oxygen than the entire Amazon Rain Forest."

May 30 12:02

Israel stations nuclear missile subs off Iran

From The Sunday Times

Three German-built Israeli submarines equipped with nuclear cruise missiles are to be deployed in the Gulf near the Iranian coastline.

The first has been sent in response to Israeli fears that ballistic missiles developed by Iran, Syria and Hezbollah, a political and military organisation in Lebanon, could hit sites in Israel, including air bases and missile launchers.

The submarines of Flotilla 7 — Dolphin, Tekuma and Leviathan — have visited the Gulf before. But the decision has now been taken to ensure a permanent presence of at least one of the vessels.

The flotilla’s commander, identified only as “Colonel O”, told an Israeli newspaper: “We are an underwater assault force. We’re operating deep and far, very far, from our borders.”

May 30 10:49

Limits on access to oiled waters, coast frustrates journalists

When a photographer from The Times-Picayune earlier this week tried to hire a plane to fly over Grand Isle, the charter plane company was told that the flight could not descend below 3,000 feet.

Southern Seaplane owner Rhonda Panepinto said her husband called the BP Command Center on Tuesday for permission to fly photographer Ted Jackson over Grand Isle, so that he could take pictures of the impact of the spreading oil from the Deepwater Horizon well. But the plane company was told by a BP contractor that media flights weren't allowed in the restricted air space established by the Federal Aviation Administration.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

America's Chernobyl

I just sent the following to my local papers. You should do the same.

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Some observers have claimed that the BP Gulf Oil Disaster is Obama’s “Katrina.” Sadly, this is far worse. The Gulf Oil Disaster and scandal has reached the point of being America’s Chernobyl.

It was known from a similar disaster in 1979 (involving many of the same players) that gulf blowouts were possible. Yet the US Government issued waivers for environmental impact studies for gulf drillers to free those drillers from the costs. Acoustic Preventers, mandated in every other oil-producing nation, are optional in the US, and as they cost a half million each, rarely used. Then we have the Mineral Management Service, the official US Government agency that collects oil lease revenues and is supposed to exercise oversight on the drilling of oil in the United States, recently exposed as allowing the oil companies to fill out the inspection and audit reports while the officials themselves wallowed in online porn, drugs, and hookers supplied by the oil companies. This is a scandal that matches the revelation that during the 12 years that Bernie Madoff-with-the-loot was scamming his investors, the Securities & Exchange Commission “investigators” were also spending their time watching online porn on their taxpayer-funded computers.

Like Titanic, like the Hindenburg, like Challenger, Columbia, Chernobyl, and yes, also Katrina, everyone knew before hand that shortcuts were being taken, risks ignored, safety systems ignored, regulations bypassed, and obvious warnings disregarded.

The fact is that we do not pay the government to come in after a disaster and look stern and Presidential while setting up commissions to find the blame. We pay the government to keep a watchful eye out to keep these disasters from occurring in the first place. We pay the government to take care of the United States, and every oil spill, caved-in coal mine, collapsed bridge, crumbling road, shuttered school, flooded town represents a total failure of the US Government, in their eagerness to start wars and support Israel, to do the job they are supposed to do.

We should not reward failure any longer.

The USSR, already humiliated from Afghanistan, tried to bluff their way through the Chernobyl disaster and conceal from the world the scale of the environmental damage caused.

The USA, already humiliated from Afghanistan, is repeating that classic mistake; trying to bluff their way through the BP disaster and conceal from the world the scale of the environmental damage caused.

History repeats?



May 30 10:45

Giant Plumes of Oil Forming Under the Gulf

Scientists are finding enormous oil plumes in the deep waters of the Gulf of Mexico, including one as large as 10 miles long, 3 miles wide and 300 feet thick in spots. The discovery is fresh evidence that the leak from the broken undersea well could be substantially worse than estimates that the government and BP have given.

May 30 10:43

COME AND MEET MY NEIGHBOURS….

Israeli police began blocking an entrance to the East Jerusalem village of al-Issawiya today (30 May). The entrance, located next to the Hebrew University, is being blockaded with large slabs of concrete.

The blockade comes nearly a week after Israeli forces, border police and intelligence officers raided al-Issawiya at 4am Monday morning (24 May). Following the raid, Israeli forces imposed a curfew on the village. Residents were questioned and detained on both 24 and 25 May as part of a “special tax evasion operation” being conducted by Israel’s Tax Authority, wrote the Israeli daily Yedioth Ahronoth.

May 30 10:41

10 Things We Must Remember on Memorial Day

May 30 10:38

NATO general in Afghanistan: Taliban train in Iran

The commander of NATO and U.S. forces in Afghanistan said Sunday there is "clear evidence" that some Taliban fighters have trained in Iran.

Gen. Stanley McChrystal told reporters in the Afghan capital that Iran — Afghanistan's western neighbor — has generally assisted the Afghan government in fighting the insurgent group.

"There is, however, clear evidence of Iranian activity — in some cases providing weaponry and training to the Taliban — that is inappropriate," he said. McChrystal said NATO forces are working to stop both the training and the weapons trafficking.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So, what is the US government going to do, go to war with Iran because they have "....generally assisted the Afghan government in fighting the insurgent group."?!?!?!?



May 30 10:30

"Perfectly Safe: It Just Kills Plants ... " Agent Orange and the Third Generation

Tragedy of such magnitude easily can overwhelm those unprepared to hear it. Yet listening deeply to these personal stories presented in the even-handed, non-blaming manner of the VAVA delegates creates an opening that may allow We, the People to apply pressure on Congress to co-create legislation to alleviate our nation's moral stigma from our actions in Vietnam.

One day, perhaps, we in the United States will acknowledge our responsibilities in Vietnam. For we, too, have known many years of war. Those of us who struggle for peace are harvesters too. Let us accept our history, sew the seeds of peace, and highlight the futile lose/lose proposition that is war.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Unfortunately, just as is the current case with depleted uranium and the havoc it has caused not only to populations whose countries we were bombing, but also to our own Military service men and women and their families, acknowledgment and financial redress is apt to happen only when pigs fly.

May 30 10:22

Obama’s Katrina? Maybe Worse

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is the US Government Chernobyl.

May 30 10:19

Oil spill threatens 'total destruction'

An ominous report by Russia's Ministry of Natural Resources warned of the impending disaster resulting from the British Petroleum (BP) oil and gas leak in the Gulf of Mexico, calling it the worst environmental catastrophe in all of human history, the European Union Times reported.

Russian scientists believe BP is pumping millions of gallons of Corexit 9500, a chemical dispersal agent, under the Gulf of Mexico waters to hide the full extent of the leak, now estimated to be over 2.9 million gallons a day.

Experts say Corexit 9500 is a solvent four times more toxic than oil.

The agent, scientists believe, has a 2.61ppm toxicity level, and when mixed with the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico, its molecules will be able to “phase transition.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

If true, this is the dispersant the EPA told BP not to use.

Apparently, the EPA is impotent to stop BP's use of this chemical.

This catastrophic event is unfolding as "America's Chernobyl".

May 30 10:14

Election-Year Politics Derail Bid to Save Teachers' Jobs

- Congress bailed out Wall Street and the auto industry, but it appears to have drawn the line — at least for now — at rescuing teachers.

A Democratic plan to send $23 billion to the states to save the jobs of 100,000 to 300,000 public school teachers, librarians, counselors and other employees slated for layoffs looks dead for the time being.

Blame it on election-year politics. The anti-Washington, anti-spending mood has become so potent that even Democrats are antsy about helping teachers, one of their most long-standing and generous allies.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Teachers are going to find themselves more and more expendable to the Federal government.

In fact, that very cherished institution of free public education through high school in this country may well be completely privatized in the not too distant future, further widening the chasm between the prosperous and the very poor.

This will not be accidental; it will be design.



May 30 10:14

Obama's letter to Lula exposes US dishonesty with Iran

Washington supported mediation by Brazil and Turkey when it did not expect them to succeed and turned its back when they accomplished exactly what the Obama administration said it sought from Iran.

May 30 10:05

Israelis see West Bank as a war ‘refuge’

With most Israelis assuming a new Middle East war is just around the corner, settler leaders are trying to prove to their compatriots that some 120 illegal Jewish colonies in the West Bank will provide an indispensable safe haven in time of emergency.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is simply trying to put a pretty face on the ugly reality of illegal West Bank annexation, something akin to putting lipstick on a pig.

What we are going to see, in the very near future, is the rapid Israeli annexation of both the West Bank and East Jerusalem, massive Palestinian home demolitions coupled with massive forced expulsions of Palestinians to Gaza.

And when Israel decides it wants Gaza, it will find a way to conjure up its own "final solution" for Gazan Palestinians who cannot find their way into any neighboring country which will accept them.

May 30 10:04

Pro-Palestinian aid flotilla sets sail for Gaza

Hundreds of pro-Palestinian activists on Sunday set sail for the Gaza Strip from international waters off the coast of Cyprus, edging closer to an expected naval showdown with Israeli gunships determined to stop them.

Huwaida Arraf, one of the organizers, said the six-ship flotilla began the journey toward Gaza on Sunday afternoon after two days of delays. She said they expected to reach Gaza, about 250 miles (400 kilometers) away, on Monday afternoon, and that two more ships expected to follow in "a second wave."

May 30 10:03

A memorial day we can all get behind

Mass murderers day...er...Memorial day, as we're all aware, is tomorrow. It's a disgrace of a holiday where we "honor" those who have murdered, raped, pillaged, nuked, and tortured for the state.



May 30 10:03

BP says end point for stopping Gulf oil leak is relief well due in August

A BP executive says a relief well is the "end point" of efforts to stop the Gulf oil spill — which suggests there's little chance of plugging the leak until the new well is completed in August.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is the US Government's Chernobyl!

May 30 10:02

Memorial Day

Memorial Day, when we pretend that we live in a free country because of all the people who were killed in the government’s senseless wars.

May 30 09:56

Gaza aid flotilla could hit Turkey tourism

Israeli trade unions might renew their explicit boycott of Turkey as a destination for their members, in view of Ankara's role in organizing the aid flotilla to the Gaza Strip.

The boycott began more than a year ago, prompted by tension over the Israeli military operation in Gaza, but since the start of 2010 the number of Israelis vacationing in Turkey has risen by 18%. The aid flotilla and reports that Turkey's Islamist ruling party is cooperating with Hamas in its organization have made the boycott newly relevant to Israeli worker organizations.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Thinking, moral Israelis are going to continue to travel to Turkey as an expression of disgust for the apartheid nation into which Israel has devolved.

And to the Turkish government, which has refused Israel's attempted intimidation about Turkey assisting the flotilla: good on you, folks!

May 30 09:55

FOLLOW US LIVE TO GAZA

Join us as we travel to Gaza. Witness what happens on board the boats. Watch our videos everyday. Stay tuned for WitnessGaza.

May 30 09:54

NOAM CHOMSKY: “I REGARD MYSELF AS A SUPPORTER OF ISRAEL”

It’s a wonder that Israel didn’t let this man in…. but a bigger wonder why they apologised about it. Perhaps the following interview will explain why…

May 30 09:54

PALESTINE; THE ‘OTHER’ BOYCOTT

There are as many as half a million Jewish settlers enjoying constant army protection in the West Bank. The vast majority of these are indoctrinated in an extreme right-wing ideology that views non-Jews living in Israel and the occupied territories as “lesser human beings”.

Some of the religious mentors of these settlers openly teach that non-Jews living under Jewish rule — i.e. Palestinians — should be enslaved, expelled or annihilated. When challenged, these rabbis and mentors readily quote from the Old Testament and Talmud to corroborate their oft-genocidal viewpoints.

May 30 09:53

ISRATOON ~~ ‘THE ONLY THREAT TO PEACE IN THE MIDDLE EAST’

Israel on Saturday rejected as “flawed and hypocritical” a declaration by signatories of a global anti-nuclear arms treaty that urged it to sign the pact and make its atomic facilities subject to U.N. inspections.

All 189 parties to the Non-Proliferation Treaty, including the United States, called on Friday in a declaration that singled out Israel for a conference in 2012 to discuss banning weapons of mass destruction in the Middle East.

“As a non-signatory state of the NPT, Israel is not obligated by the decisions of this conference, which has no authority over Israel,” the Israeli government said in an emailed statement.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Israel then proceeded to deploy three of their nuclear-armed submarines along Iran's coastline.



May 30 09:48

A disgrace of historic proportions

The real disgrace here is that the U.S. Congress, in 2006, enacted the Military Commissions Act, which explicitly denied all Guantanamo detainees any rights to habeas review. The widely loved Lindsey Graham -- along with the profoundly noble Joe Lieberman and John McCain -- were the prime sponsors of that provision. Think about what that means, what the people who voted for that (including 12 Democratic Senators) tried to do: had the Supreme Court not struck down that provision by a 5-4 vote in Boumediene, all of these innocent people would continue to be denied any rights of judicial review, and would unjustly languish in prison indefinitely.

May 30 09:47

Gaza aid flotilla 'leaves Cyprus'

A flotilla of ships sailing towards Gaza with aid and activists on board has left Cyprus and will reach its destination on Monday, organisers say.

But Israel says it will stop the boats, calling the campaign a "provocation intended to delegitimise Israel".

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Israel delegitimizes itself and does not need any help.

May 30 09:45

Another Blow to Guantánamo Plan

The Senate Armed Services Committee voted to bar the construction of a military detention center in Thomson, Ill., in a further blow to the Obama administration’s fading hopes of shuttering the prison at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The members of the the US Armed Services Committee don't want the US public, or the world, to see what has been done to these prisoners of war; it's just that horrific, in many cases, and most likely a violation of the Geneva Conventions regarding their treatment.

And of course because a state of "war" was never declared with the invasion and occupation of either Iraq or Afghanistan, a "declaration of peace" cannot be made in either case by the US government.

The real effect of this decision of the Committee will be that most of these men will be left rotting in prison indefinitely.

May 30 09:44

Gaza flotilla drives Israel into a sea of stupidity

Of course the peace flotilla will not bring peace, and it won't even manage to reach the Gaza shore. The action plan has included dragging the ships to Ashdod port, but it has again dragged us to the shores of stupidity and wrongdoing.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Actually, Israel owns that particular piece of beach-front property!

May 30 09:40

Netanyahu to ask Obama to block measures over Israel's nuclear program

The prime minister will meet with the U.S. president at the White House on Tuesday, after the U.S. backed a call for inspection of Israeli nuclear installations at the NPT Review Conference.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Look, boy!, you veto this nonsense right now or we'll tell the world who really did 9-11 and trust me it will be worse for you than for us, schmuck!"

May 30 09:38

Fuel Swap Shakes Sanctions Draft, Prods US on New Iran Talks

Although the Barack Obama administration continued to dismiss the May 17 Iranian fuel swap agreement Friday, there are indications that Iran’s move has shaken the agreement among U.N. Security Council members on sanctions, and is bringing Russian diplomatic pressure on the United States to participate in new talks with Iran on the swap arrangement – something the administration clearly wished to avoid.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

On the international diplomacy arena, Russia comes across as one of the true "adults in the room" in terms of really working for world peace and stability.

The US, on the other hand, courtesy of its war-enabler Israel, appears more and more like an out of control teenager who has just drunk an entire bottle of vodka, swiped the keys to his dad's car, and is hell-bent for a joyride which will only ultimately result in disaster.

May 30 09:36

Israel rejects call to join anti-nuclear treaty

Israel on Saturday rejected as "flawed and hypocritical" a declaration by signatories of a global anti-nuclear arms treaty that urged it to sign the pact and make its atomic facilities subject to U.N. inspections.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Israel throws another tantrum and the world moves closer to bitch-slapping the whiners good and hard.

May 30 09:30

Vatican Sex Abuse Prosecutor: Guilty Priests Are Going To Hell

The Rev. Charles Scicluna, a Maltese priest who is a top official at the Vatican's morality office, led a special "make amends" prayer service in St. Peter's Basilica.

Quoting from a long passage from Gregory the Great, an early pope and monk who made rules for the clergy, Scicluna said in the case of a pedophile priest "it would be really better that his evil deeds cause him death in his lifetime" under secular laws than suffer "more terrible damnation" in hell.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Memo to Rev. Scicluna: these sick pieces of work who have molested kids, along with the Vatican, are infinitely more terrified of lawyers for the abused kids than they are of hell!

May 30 09:29

Should you store treasured data on disks?

Preserving precious data, such as pictures and home videos, on CDs and DVDs could do more damage than good in the end.

That's what the French National Centre for Scientific Research has found out after testing the longevity of the portable media.

"We were surprised to see that the lifetime of discs, some of which were designed to last for centuries, actually rarely lasted longer than five to 10 years," said physicist Franck Laloe.

"In the most severe cases, which were happily quite rare, the data on some discs lasted just one year," he said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I wrote about this a few years back when we discovered our "lifetime" CD-Rs were erasing themselves.

Archaeologists can still read Sumerian warehouse lists written thousands of years ago, but 100 years from now, the present-day world will be a blank spot in history as all our records are dissolving except for the monuments built to the vanity of the war lords.

On a more practical level, my anger is that we were all sold CD-Rs and CD-R drives on the promise that this was a "permanent" data storage solution. Yeah, the disks come with a pretty printed piece of paper known as a warranty, but that warranty does not recover your data. The reality is that there is no long-term data storage medium available to the public. We have been sold yet another lie by computer corporations, and our lives' work is written on the sand of a beach, waiting only the next tide to vanish from memory.

May 30 09:26

The Rand Paul Kerfuffle: It’s Not About Racism

Am I the only one who thinks it’s crazy that a person can advocate mass murder, and pre-emptive war and can still be a part of civilized discourse, but use the “N” word, and they’re ruined?

May 30 09:22

Israel rejects call to join anti-nuclear treaty

All 189 parties to the Non-Proliferation Treaty, including the United States, called on Friday in a declaration that singled out Israel for a conference in 2012 to discuss banning weapons of mass destruction in the Middle East.

"As a non-signatory state of the NPT, Israel is not obligated by the decisions of this conference, which has no authority over Israel," the Israeli government said in an emailed statement.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

In light of the reality that Israel is a nuclear armed nation, but refuses to sign the NNPT, I want every cent that the US has coughed up to Israel in aid since the Symington Amendment was ratified BACK, thank you very much... and with interest.

The Symington Amendment forbids the US from giving any aid to a nuclear nation which refuses to sign the NNPT and refuses to allow its nuclear facilities to be inspected.

So every cent that the US has given annually to Israel has been illegal since the ratification of that Amendment.

May 30 09:13

BP: ‘We’re not blaming anyone yet’

General manager says relief well expected to be completed in August is 'end point' for efforts to stop spill

Oil giant BP has said it is responsible for the Gulf oil spill, but now the company seems to be reserving the right to blame someone else.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

After the most complete remediations possible have done in the Gulf by BP (an acronym which, by now, should stand for "biohazard provocateurs"), this company should be forbidden from ever doing any offshore drilling anywhere near the US again, period, end of discussion.

May 30 09:12

Japan party quits coalition over US base

Japan's Social Democratic Party, SDP, has decided to leave the ruling coalition government amid a row over the controversial presence of the US military in the country.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Obama's bullying (and using that false flag attack n the South Korean warship) to force Japan's PM to allow the US base to stay on Okinawa might bring down the entire Japanese Government.

In diplomatic circles this is known as a "whoopsie!"

May 30 09:09

Shot in Iraq, soldier gets bill for missing equipment

As Americans prepare to honor fallen soldiers this Memorial Day, one former Oregon National Guard member is wondering why he's being charged more than $3,000 for military gear that was lost after he was shot.

Gary Pfleider, a six-year veteran of the Guard, received a Purple Heart after he was shot by a sniper in Iraq. Some time later, he received a somewhat less gratifying award: A bill for $3,175 for military equipment that was lost when he was shipped out of Iraq for medical treatment.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is literally adding financial insult on top of physical injury.

One has to wonder just how common a practice this is.

I certainly wish the "bean counter" who sent this Vet this invoice had had the opportunity to walk for one week in this Vet's shoes in Iraq.

May 30 09:04

Treasury Secretary David Laws urged to resign after paying £40,000 of taxpayers' money to secret gay lover

Treasury Chief Secretary David Laws was fighting to avoid becoming the coalition Government's first casualty tonight after it was revealed that he funnelled £40,000 of taxpayers' money to his secret gay lover.

May 30 08:59

Frills, not jobs, filling posh IRS digs

The $92 million renovations at the IRS compound in Andover will include a reflecting pool, an art gallery, indoor gardens, a 7,000-square-foot cafeteria and an amphitheater.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Don't it make ya proudernshit to be a taxpayer?

And $80 million of the money came from the "Stimulus" funds!

May 30 08:46

Washington DC demands safe passage for the Gaza Freedom Flotilla

May 30 08:43

Israel's Disinformation Campaign Against the Gaza Freedom Flotilla

Israel claims that we refused to deliver a letter and package from POW Gilad Shalit's father. This is a blatant lie. We were first contacted by lawyers representing Shalit's family Wednesday evening, just hours before we were set to depart from Greece. Irish Senator Mark Daly (Kerry), one of 35 parliamentarians joining our flotilla, agreed to carry any letter and deliver it to UN officials inside Gaza. As of this writing, the lawyers have not responded to Sen. Daly, electing instead to attempt to smear us in the Israeli press.[5] We have always called for the release of all political prisoners in this conflict, including the 11,000 Palestinian political prisoners languishing in Israeli jails, among them hundreds of child prisoners.[6]

May 30 08:37

UN aid group: Israel deliberately hampering West Bank, Gaza relief efforts

According to the group's report, Israel isn't permitting construction of buildings for needy Palestinians and is encumbering on the freedom of movement of aid groups and their staffs.

May 30 08:31

Hebrew Culture for Dummies by Gilad Atzmon

In the last few days Israel was singled out by the Nuclear Non-Proliferation conference's decision to note Israel as a country's whose facilities must be regulated as "fundamentally wrong and duplicitous." This happens for a reason. As much as Israel insists to operate as a modernised high-tech Jewish Ghetto, it also persists in being the biggest threat to world peace. Seemingly, nations are starting to show some real signs of fatigue of the Jewish state and its collective lunacy. But the bad news from Israel doesn't stop just there. The Sunday Times reports today that Israel stations nuclear missile in the Gulf near the Iranian coastline. This doesn't leave much room for doubt.

May 30 07:46

Time for law abiding American citizens to stop paying taxes, start a new government? 4 of 13

*hyperlinks and video live at source*

David Degraw has written an outstanding comprehensive explanation of what’s really happening in the US economy. He’s given me permission to reprint it here. I also recommend his site "For Our Economy" for citizen grass-roots activism for economic justice.

May 30 07:45

War on whistle-blowers intensifie

The Obama administration's war on whistleblowers -- whose disclosures are one of the very few remaining avenues for learning what our government actually does -- continues to intensify. Last month, the DOJ announced it had obtained an indictment against NSA whistleblower Thomas Drake, who exposed serious waste, abuse and possible illegality.

May 30 07:43

BP's behaviour in the Gulf is appalling. But our thirst for oil is the real issue

The oil spill stretching across the Gulf is now far bigger than Wales; it's about the size of Scotland and growing by more than 1,500 square kilometres (580 square miles) a day.

May 30 07:38

Israel faces child abuse claims

An international children's rights charity has said it has evidence that Palestinian children held in Israeli custody have been subjected to sexual abuse in an effort to extract confessions from them.

May 30 07:30

English Defence League: Inside the violent world of Britain's new far right

Undercover Guardian investigation reveals plan by English Defence League to hit racially sensitive areas in attempt to provoke disorder over summer

May 30 07:24

Second firm withdraws drugs from Greece over cuts

Another Danish pharmaceutical company has withdrawn products from Greece in protest at the government's decision to cut the prices of medicines by 25%.

The Leo Pharma company says it is suspending sales of two popular drugs because the price reductions will cause job losses across Europe.

The Greek government is struggling with a debt crisis.

It has condemned as unfair the action of Leo Pharma, and another Danish company, Novo Nordisk.

May 30 07:19

Arctic Ice Volume Has Increased 25% Since May, 2008

In 2008, less than half of the ice (47%) was greater than two metres thick. Now, more than 75% of the ice is greater than two metres thick. In 2008, 18% of the ice was more than three metres thick. This year that number has increased to 28%.

May 30 07:14

Beijing suspects false flag attack on South Korean corvette

Wayne Madsen
Online Journal
May 30, 2010
WMR’s intelligence sources in Asia suspect that the March attack on the South Korean Navy anti-submarine warfare (ASW) corvette, the Cheonan, was a false flag attack designed to appear as coming from North Korea.

May 30 06:52

Are Goldman Sachs and the Megabanks Able to Wipe out an Entire Economy with a Keystroke?

How artificial intelligence and robotrading pose a growing threat to the global marketplace.

May 30 06:48

9-11 - F__k the Bulls__t!

It's time for everyone to know the truth about 9/11... F__k the bullshit!
No conspiracy theories, just the facts.

May 30 06:45

Keiser Report No46: Social Fury builds up!

This time Max Keiser and co-host Stacy Herbert look at the scandals of guillotines and conspiracy theories, Fed rackets and capital flows. In the second half of the show, Max interviews Dr. Joern Berninger about the European "debt crisis", when France was "technically bankrupt" on May 7, and about the China bubble debate.

May 30 03:52

Bilderberger Praises Medicare Rationing Advocate

Remember death panels? They’re baaaaack now that Obamacare is law of the land.

Before Obamacare became the law of the land, liberals and “progressives” went ballistic over Sarah Palin’s Facebook entry stating an obvious fact — Obamacare will realize its savings on relegating seniors to sub-standard health care via rationing. Libs were outraged and said there was no evidence the government plans to implement “death panels.” Palin’s assertion was subsequently deemed “lie of the year.”

May 30 02:50

Geithner Rushes To Sabotage German Derivatives Ban

Tiny Tim Geithner's US Treasury is attempting, but not succeeding, to conceal its apoplectic hysteria over the German ban. Geithner announced that he was flying from China to Europe in order to confer with George Osborne, the new Bilderberger Chancellor of the Exchequer, and Bank of England boss Mervyn King in London, followed by consultations with European Central Bank chief Trichet and Bundesbank leader Axel Weber in Frankfurt, followed then by a meeting with Schäuble in Berlin. There was no doubt that the overriding purpose of Geithner's mission was to sabotage the German moves against derivatives in particular and speculation in general.

May 30 02:44

Freedom Flotilla : ‘A battle for the high seas. And the high ground’

If you’re hoping to see news about the extraordinary events taking place in the Med sea around Cyprus on either the BBC or Sky this weekend. Forget it. For now. Despite the fact that almost three dozen Brits are amongst the 700 brave souls heading to Gaza on a fleet of ships laden with essential aid. Or the incredible military and political manoeverings surrounding Israels response to the peaceful attempt, major news channels in the West remain silent. This despite the fact their news editors have the direct numbers of spokespeopleon board and access to the live news feed.

May 30 02:40

Israel Will Stop 'Violent' Aid Flotilla

Israel 's Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman says, "The aid convoy is violent propaganda against Israel, and Israel will not allow its sovereignty to be threatened in any way, in any place - land, air, or sea. There is no humanitarian crisis in the Gaza strip. Despite Hamas' war crimes against Israeli citizens and the thousands of rockets fired at Israel's towns, Israel continues to respond in the most humane way possible."

May 29, 2010

May 29 23:58

Bin Laden Admits BP outdid him.

WTF? Now they are using the Bin Laden Card? Everyone knows Bin Laden has been dead since 2001. So why are they waving him?

Maybe just maybe this Spill was on purpose?

May 29 22:23

In Japan, U.S. Losing Diplomatic Ground to China

When Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates visited Japan’s new leaders in October, not long after their historic election, he pressed so hard and so publicly for a military base agreement that the Japanese news media labeled him a bully.

May 29 22:23

Analysts question Korea torpedo incident

How is it that a submarine of a fifth-rate power was able to penetrate a U.S.-South Korean naval exercise and sink a ship that was designed for anti-submarine warfare?

May 29 22:22

Greece urged to give up euro

THE Greek government has been advised by British economists to leave the euro and default on its €300 billion (£255 billion) debt to save its economy.

The Centre for Economics and Business Research (CEBR), a London-based consultancy, has warned Greek ministers they will be unable to escape their debt trap without devaluing their own currency to boost exports. The only way this can happen is if Greece returns to its own currency.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The globalist agenda takes another kneecapping!

May 29 22:19

Rand: 400,000 troops needed to secure N. Korea and its 'loose nukes'

If there's one sure way to infuriate the North Koreans, it's to talk of "regime collapse" and "contingency planning". As far as Pyongyang is concerned, such speculation is proof positive of United States-led plotting of a "pre-emptive strike".

May 29 22:19

CLIMATEGATE - Rebel scientists force Royal Society to accept climate change scepticism

Britain’s premier scientific institution is being forced to review its statements on climate change after a rebellion by members who question mankind’s contribution to rising temperatures.

The Royal Society has appointed a panel to rewrite the 350-year-old institution’s official position on global warming. It will publish a new “guide to the science of climate change” this summer. The society has been accused by 43 of its Fellows of refusing to accept dissenting views on climate change and exaggerating the degree of certainty that man-made emissions are the main cause.

May 29 22:17

Third Giant Underwater Oil Plume Discovered

Scientists are finding enormous oil plumes in the deep waters of the Gulf of Mexico, including one as large as 10 miles long, 3 miles wide and 300 feet thick in spots. The discovery is fresh evidence that the leak from the broken undersea well could be substantially worse than estimates that the government and BP have given.

May 29 22:14

Godspeed to Gaza

The Turks did it! The world as we know it has changed with the new-found independence of Turkey. Within one month, this erstwhile American semi-colony under the charismatic leadership of Recep Erdogan has made two strong moves that have brought it to the forefront of policy-making:

May 29 22:13

ISRAELI SUBMARINES OFF IRAN WILL PROVIDE U.S. WITH ‘PLAUSIBLE DENIABILITY’ AGAINST ACCUSATIONS OF INVOLVEMENT OF STARTING WAR AGAINST IRAN.

The news that Israeli submarines equipped with nuclear cruise missiles are to be deployed in the Persian Gulf near the Iranian coast should come as no surprise to Middle Eastern affairs watchers.

May 29 21:51

Food Stamp Tally Nears 40m, Higher Each Month Since Dec '08

Nearly 40 million Americans received food stamps - the latest in an ever-higher string of record enrollment that dates from December 2008 and the U.S. recession, according to a government update.

May 29 21:47

US Constitution May Be Suspended: War, National Emergency and "Continuity of Government"

Peter Dale Scott/Rock Creek Free Press

In July 1987, during the Iran-Contra Hearings grilling of Oliver North, the American public got a glimpse of “highly sensitive” emergency planning North had been involved in. Ostensibly these were emergency plans to suspend the American constitution in the event of a nuclear attack (a legitimate concern). But press accounts alleged that the planning was for a more generalized suspension of the constitution.

As part of its routine Iran-contra coverage, the following exchange was printed in the New York Times, but without journalistic comment or follow-up:

May 29 19:36

California Immigration Policy Comparable to New Arizona Law

"The ICE agent might want to come down there and pick up and deport those suspected to be illegally in the country, but they're not allowed by their superiors. So that's really where the problem is, it's not with the agents in the field." Tim Donnelly, Republican candidate, 59th District Assembly and founder of Minuteman Civil Defense Corps of California

May 29 18:21

Israel stations nuclear missile subs off Iran

Three German-built Israeli submarines equipped with nuclear cruise missiles are to be deployed in the Gulf near the Iranian coastline.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Three German-built Israeli submarines equipped with nuclear cruise missiles ..."

"Three German-built Israeli submarines equipped with nuclear cruise missiles ..."

"Three German-built Israeli submarines equipped with nuclear cruise missiles ..."

May 29 18:19

Letter shows Obama dishonest with Iran

There is now conclusive evidence that US President Barack Obama is not honest in dealing with an Iranian nuclear fuel swap declaration brokered by Turkey and Brazil in Tehran almost two weeks ago.

The evidence comes in the form of a letter from President Obama to his Brazilian counterpart Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva dated April 20, 2010. (The full text of the letter is available at http://www.campaigniran.org/casmii/index.php?q=node/10195)

"Washington supported mediation by Brazil and Turkey when it did not expect them to succeed and turned its back when they accomplished exactly what the Obama administration said it sought from Iran", wrote campaigniran.org.

May 29 17:42

Israel’s Most Illicit Affair

BY GLENN FRANKEL
New book reveals that Israel’s secret relationship with apartheid South Africa went far deeper than previously understood.

History is a great teacher, but sometimes it packs a nasty sense of irony. A case in point: South African Prime Minister John Vorster’s visit to the Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial in Jerusalem in April 1976, where he laid a wreath to the victims of the German Reich he once extolled.

May 29 17:34

Obama Asks $59 Billion in Extra Spending for Disaster Relief, Haiti, Agent Orange Disabilities and…War Whoring

Using a tactic he criticized when his predecessor employed it, President Barack Obama has asked Congress to approve “emergency” legislation to cover costs associated with disaster relief, assistance for Haiti and the military campaigns in Afghanistan and Iraq....

May 29 17:19

Bickering and defensive, climate researchers have lost the public’s trust.

But concern over global warming has cooled down dramatically. In über-green Germany, only 42 percent of citizens worry about global warming now, down from 62 percent in 2006. In Britain, just 26 percent believe climate change is man-made, down from 41 percent as recently as November 2009. And Americans rank global warming dead last in a list of 21 problems that concern them, according to a January Pew poll.

May 29 17:09

“Consensus” crumbles. But why did these scientists not say so earlier?

Australia’s former chief scientist, Professor Robin Batterham, is embroiled in a bitter dispute over climate change within one of the nation’s elite science academies.

As president of the peer-elected Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering, Professor Batterham faces demands by members to drop plans for the academy to issue a policy statement supporting climate sceptics… A two-page draft, posted on a password-protected section of the academy’s website, said the academy ‘’does not believe the science is settled’’ regarding climate change.

May 29 17:07

HE’S GOT THE WHOLE WORLD IN HIS HANDS

Since 1948, this state has literally gotten away with murder. Since 1948 the West has been aware of this and has allowed it to continue, in most cases even financing these crimes. zionism literally has a hold on the entire world… WHY AND HOW? Where is the outcry of the Shtetl Jew that fled from a life under tyranny? Where is the outcry of the remaining holocaust survivors that lived the horrors being repeated today?

May 29 17:03

GULF-OIL DISASTER - Spring-loaded camming device

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It occurs to me that after they cut the ruins of the old riser away from the top of the Blowout Preventer, snugging that new riser down onto the pipe against that oil flow is going to be like trying to screw the nozzle into your garden hose while it is turned on full blast.

An oversized version of a rather common mountaineering device might provide a much-needed anchor to allow a winch down or downhaul line to pull the new pipe into position rather thjan attempt to push it against the oi flow with those ROVs.

Just a suggestion for any BP people checking this site out...

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May 29 16:54

Will Barack Obama face up to Israel lobby blackmail?

Uri Avnery considers how Israel, through its lobby in the USA, is blackmailing Barack Obama – so far successfully – and wonders whether the US president will finally summon the courage to stand up to it.

May 29 16:25

Psychopaths United For Israel

Nobody does that better than John Hagee, Pastor of Cornerstone Church in San Antonio, Texas. Last Sunday, Hagee addressed the second annual ‘Christian’s United For Israel’ event that drew fellow psychopaths from all 50 states and 50 nations around the globe. Hagee spewed the same lies and hateful rhetoric that he’s been propagating for decades.

“Israel is an outpost of freedom and democracy in one of the most undemocratic regions in the world,” Hagee said after the event. “Now is the time for Israel’s supporters, regardless of faith or political ideology, to unite in standing with Israel as she confronts such serious threats from Hezbollah, Hamas and Iran.”

May 29 16:24

South Korean religious leaders question conclusions of the Cheonan sinking investigation

Why have the survivors been strictly separated and controlled since the tragedy happened? Why are they not allowed to say anything about it, though they know the truth best?

May 29 16:22

BP's Top Kill Effort Fails to Plug Gulf Oil Leak

BP has failed in its latest attempt to plug the oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico with mud and cement.

BP chief operating officer Doug Suttles said Saturday that the maneuver known as a top kill had failed. It was the latest setback for the company trying to stop the crude from further fouling waters, wildlife and marshland.

Webmaster's Commentary: 


"Oh, wow, look what I found!! Here's a patch of clean sand!!!"

May 29 16:15

Blurred Out: 51 Things You Aren't Allowed to See on Google Maps

Depending on which feature you use, Google Maps offers a satellite view or a street-level view of tons of locations around the world. You can look up landmarks like the Pyramids of Egypt or the Great Wall of China, as well as more personal places, like your ex’s house. But for all of the places that Google Maps allows you to see, there are plenty of places that are off-limits. Whether it’s due to government restrictions, personal-privacy lawsuits or mistakes, Google Maps has slapped a "Prohibited" sign on the following 51 places.

May 29 16:14

“Attack against South Korean ship looks like false flag operation”

While international investigators have accused North Korea of sinking a South Korean patrol corvette in March, China has taken a more cautious position.

May 29 16:14

Beijing suspects false flag attack on South Korean corvette

Beijing, satisfied with North Korea's Kim Jong Il's claim of innocence after a hurried train trip from Pyongyang to Beijing, suspects the U.S. Navy's role in the Cheonan's sinking, with particular suspicion on the role of the Salvor. The suspicions are as follows:

May 29 12:20

Fleet Freedom Begins Sailing To Gaza

May 29 11:37

The Killings at Les Cayes Prison of Unarmed Inmates

"On Jan. 19, after the prison was calmed, a United Nations officer took pictures inside the compound. Those photographs, closely guarded by the United Nations, appear to be the only documentary evidence of the killings.

They show bodies in the prison yard and bodies in cells, according to three people who have viewed them. Several bodies bear multiple gunshot wounds. The images are gruesome, said Mr. Geiger, the American contractor working in Haiti on a justice reform project.

May 29 11:33

Shotgun pulled on census worker

Another census visit turned ugly Thursday when a woman allegedly pointed a shotgun at a census worker.

The woman called the sheriff around 8:30 p.m. to complain the census worker would not leave her property on the 14000 block of Wayland Road, between Grass Valley and Colfax.

But she denied pointing the gun at him, Nevada County Undersheriff Richard Kimball said.

“It was a case of ‘he said, she said,'” Kimball said, so deputies took a report on the incident but are not moving forward with charges.

May 29 11:32

FREEGAZA - WE'RE ON OUR WAY!

After tremendous pressure from the Greek Cypriots, reneging on their agreement with us http://www.cyprus-mail.com/cyprus/cyprus-stops-mps-joining-gaza-flotil..., we were forced to take our MPs and activists to Famagusta yesterday, on the Turkish/Cypriot side of Cyprus. We spent all day going from one port to the next, surrounded by helicopters and police. Clearly our deal with Cyprus officials had fallen through, and we ended up being pawns in a political soap opera. The Cypriot members of Parliament, the ones who had worked so hard to get us permission to leave, were outraged. The Greek Parliament members finally told us to go to the North. If they could, they would.

May 29 11:28

Are US TV Crews Killing Haitians?

"It's been frustrating then, to watch foreign, especially U.S., news crews pull up to Cite Soleil and start walking down the street with cameras and lights and audio booms. Of course, they would cause a stir. And then all it takes is one card handed out, one bottle of water given to a child in sympathy and it provokes a stampede of folks all under the misapprehension that there's some form of aid to be had. Jostling begins and suddenly, BREAKING NEWS THERE'S RIOTING IN HAITI!!! Personally, I have seen no real riots: after the tv crews sprint back to the vehicles the crowd disbands and everyone goes home"

May 29 10:51

A blockade on Israel

Israel is finding it increasingly difficult to explain the rationale behind the blockade to the rest of the world. If it is intended to prevent Qassam rocket fire on Israel, then what was the reason for Operation Cast Lead? If Israel wants to use the blockade to put more pressure on the people of Gaza until they rise up against Hamas and topple it, or to spur Hamas to respond to the Israeli pressure, then the past four years have shown that this policy has failed.

Moreover, the suffering that Israel is causing 1.5 million people for this purpose is not only inhuman, but extremely detrimental to Israel's status around the world.

May 29 10:46

Time for law abiding American citizens to stop paying taxes, start a new government? 3 of 13

*hyperlinks and video live at source*

David Degraw has written an outstanding comprehensive explanation of what’s really happening in the US economy. He’s given me permission to reprint it here. I also recommend his site "For Our Economy" for citizen grass-roots activism for economic justice.

May 29 10:45

East Jerusalem eviction orders threaten new embarrassment for Netanyahu

As Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu heads to Washington in a much-feted effort to restore damaged ties with the United States, new tensions in East Jerusalem threaten to rekindle a diplomatic row over Jewish building beyond the Green Line in the city.

On Saturday lawyers served eviction notices to two Palestinian families in the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood, a focus of clashes between Arab residents and settlers.

The families were ordered to vacate their properties within 45 days.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This order of eviction of Palestinian families, coming at a time when Netanyahu is again coming to Washington, is not a coincidence, just as the jubilant announcement about the expansion of Israeli building in East Jerusalem before his previous visit to Washington, was no coincidence.

The timing of this statement, coupled with Netanyahu's visit to Washington next Tuesday, can be most likely be interpreted as Netanyahu and his government telling the US and Congress that they are completely impotent to stop the coming rapid Israeli annexation of East Jerusalem and the West Bank, with forced expulsions of Palestinians first into Gaza, and then, just outside the borders of Gaza where no other country can or will accept them as refugees.

Israel does not want peace with the Palestinians; they want territory by any means necessary, and forced expulsions of Palestinians from East Jerusalem and the West bank, are the beginnings of that expansion of territory for this government.

May 29 10:32

Israelis know that Rahm Emanuel is an Israeli. Why don't Americans know that also?

"Obama's first pick: Israeli Rahm Emanuel as chief of staff"

May 29 10:26

Two Norfolk teachers punished for wising-up students

The parent, who asked not to be named out of fear that her daughter could be ostracized or get a lower class grade, told The Pilot that she contacted the division and police after her daughter described the leaflet and video

May 29 10:18

Pentagon Gets Around Troop Ban in Pakistan by Outsourcing Weapons Transport

Unable to deploy troops in Pakistan, but still in need of ways to transport weapons across it and into Afghanistan, the U.S. government is looking for defense contractors who can take on the task of logistical support through Pakistani territory...

May 29 10:14

Afghanistan: Drone crew rebuked for civilian deaths

The US military has reprimanded the six operators of an unmanned drone aircraft which mistakenly targeted a civilian convoy in Afghanistan. At least 23 people were killed in the attack in Uruzgan province on 21 February.

Commander of US and NATO forces in Afghanistan, General Stanley McChrystal, who is struggling to win broad support among Afghans to defeat the Taliban, apologised for the drone attack.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Memo to General McChrystal; instead of "apologizing" to the Afghan people, just tell them - and the world (particularly those whose loved ones have been killed or maimed for life in this immoral, illegal war) the plain, brutal truth as follows:

"We of the American and NATO military have no real apologies for the deaths and maimings of your loved ones; these statements are purely propaganda,created for public consumption back home.

"The Afghan people are of no consequence whatsoever to us, except as impediments against the installation of oil pipelines with which to control Eurasian oil.

"So, you can reasonably expect one hell of a lot more death and destruction until this outcome is accomplished."

The Afghan people already understand this; it is the people in the US who need to wake up and truly recognize what its government is doing in its name.

May 29 10:11

Coast Guard Tells Louisiana Residents Oil Spill is not an Environmental Disaster

Two days before the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) announced that the Deepwater Horizon accident had easily eclipsed the Exxon Valdez disaster as the nation’s worst-ever oil spill, U.S. Coast Guard representative Edward Stanton downplayed the seriousness of the matter at a town hall meeting in Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana

May 29 10:04

LIVE ROV CAM FROM GULF OIL DISASTER NOW SEEMS TO BE SHOWING ONLY OIL POURING OUT OF THE REMAINS OF THE RISER.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Looks like TOP KILL and JUNK SHOT have failed.

May 29 10:00

US Military Spending Far Outpaces Rest of the World

The United States continues to lead the world in defense spending, according to a new report released Thursday by the Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation, a U.S.-based non-partisan research organization.

May 29 09:52

Ten Things You Need (But Don't Want) To Know About the BP Oil Spill

The Deepwater Horizon disaster reminds us what can happen -- and will continue to happen -- when corporate malfeasance and neglect meet governmental regulatory failure.

The corporate media is tracking the disaster with front-page articles and nightly news headlines every day (if it bleeds, or spills, it leads!), but the under-reported aspects to this nightmarish tale paint the most chilling picture of the actors and actions behind the catastrophe. In no particular order, here are 10 things about the BP spill you may not know and may not want to know -- but you should.

May 29 09:34

US House approves Iran sanction

The US House of Representatives on Friday voted to bar companies that do business with Iran's energy sector or provide Tehran with sensitive weapons technology from getting US military contracts.

"It's time to present a simple choice: Companies can prop up the dangerous rouge regime in Iran, or they can do business with the US government and Department of Defense -- not both," said Democratic Representative Ron Klein, the author of the measure.

Lawmakers voted 416-1 to attach the measure to an annual military spending bill, which passed later by a 229-186 margin.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

These sanctions are yet one more step on the road to a military confrontation with Iran.

May 29 09:32

BP didn't test mud prior to critical pipeline procedure, driller testifies

BP decided not to perform a test on the mud at the bottom of the well before starting to place the final cement lining that may have been the source of gas that eventually blew out the well, according to testimony at investigative hearings in Kenner.

The top drilling supervisor on the Deepwater Horizon rig on April 20, Offshore Installation Manager Jimmy Harrell, testified Thursday that BP decided to forego a "bottoms-up" test that would have examined the condition of drilling mud sitting in the zone where a casing shoe was about to be placed to protect the well from natural gas or oil pressing in against the hole.

May 29 09:32

Pakistan, Iran sign major gas pipeline pact

The Iran-Pakistan (IP) gas pipeline sovereign guarantee agreement was signed on Friday.

The agreement was signed by National Iranian Oil Company Managing Director SR Kasaezadeh and Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Resources Joint Secretary Irshad Kaleemi.

Talking to the media after the signing ceremony, Petroleum and Natural Resources Minister Naveed Qamar said that the groundwork of the Iran-Pakistan Gas Pipeline Project would start soon, as the paper work had been completed today (Friday).

He said that the Gas Sale and Purchase Agreement (GSPA) between Pakistan and Iran was for the import of 750 million cubic feet daily (mmcfd) of natural gas with a provision to increase it to 1 billion cubic feet per day (bcfd).

Webmaster's Commentary: 

One has to wonder if this is the true reason for the following headline, reported today at:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/05/28/AR2010052804854_pf.html

"Options studied for a possible Pakistan strike"

"The U.S. military is reviewing options for a unilateral strike in Pakistan in the event that a successful attack on American soil is traced to the country's tribal areas, according to senior military officials. "

This would be a wonderful excuse, for some in the US government and military, for the staging of a "false flag" event here in the US as the justification for a major attack against Pakistan, which would then escalate into a military attack against Iran.

And to those Pakistani officials and military personnel who have been well compensated by the US to "look the other way" while waging a war against your own people (with US drone attack "assistance"), you'd better get the memo, and darned soon, that Pakistan is most probably next on the "to-do list" of this government for US invasion and occupation.

May 29 09:26

Just Like 9/11? Oil Spill Responders Are Getting Sick ... But Are Being Told They Don't Need Any Safety Gear

The U.S. government suppressed health information after 9/11. For example, as Newsday noted in 2003:

In the aftermath of the Sept. 11, 2001, attack on the World Trade Center, the White House instructed the Environmental Protection Agency to give the public misleading information, telling New Yorkers it was safe to breathe when reliable information on air quality was not available.
That finding is included in a report released Friday by the Office of the Inspector General of the EPA.

Because the government lied about the health risks involved, many heroic first responders didn't use any real precautions, and so have gotten sick and died. And see this.

The same thing appears to be happening in connection with the Gulf oil spill.

May 29 09:14

California Throws Away Enough Food to Fill 35 Stadiums Per Year

“keep this story in mind next time you hear that nonsense from people like bill gates insisting we need gm crops to feed a hungry world.”

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

May 29 09:12

North Korea: We're Heading To 'The Brink Of War'

North Korea's most powerful state organ said Friday that South Korea faked the sinking of one of its own warships and warned that the Korean peninsula was edging ever closer to war.

Pyongyang has made similar statements through state media since a multinational probe said last week that a torpedo fired by a North Korean submarine downed the vessel, killing 46 sailors in the worst attack on the South Korean military since the Korean War.

This time, though, the comments were delivered at an extremely rare press conference in the North Korean capital presided over by a uniformed official with the secretive country's National Defense Commission, which is headed by leader Kim Jong Il.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I would like to hope that some adults in the room of international diplomacy (read: Russia and China) will exert all possible efforts to ratchet down the tension here.

This is a tinderbox situation, which could be ignited by any spark right now, and neither the citizens of North or South Korea need, or want, a war.

Unfortunately, however, there are certain people in the leadership of the US who could certainly use one heck of a distraction right now, looking at the miserable state of the US economy, several wars around the globe going colossally badly, and the horrendous mismanagement of the worst oil spill disaster in US history.

May 29 09:09

The WTC Leaseholder and His Associates That Cheated Death on 9/11: Was it Coincidence or Foreknowledge?

New York real estate developer Larry Silverstein and several key individuals associated with his firm, Silverstein Properties, appear to have had remarkable luck on September 11, 2001, when changes in their schedule or coincidental circumstances saved them from being high up in the World Trade Center when it was attacked.

May 29 08:58

Deficit Eclipses Jobs In Congress: 'Nickel-And-Diming The Most Fragile People'

On June 1, several programs, including extended unemployment benefits, will expire. By the end of the week, 19,400 people will prematurely stop receiving checks, according to data from the Department of Labor. By the end of the following week, the number of premature unemployment exhaustions will climb to 323,400. The week after that, 903,000. By the end of the month, 1.2 million.

"But the numbers really don't tell the story," said Marc Katz of the National Association of State Workforce Agencies. "The states are going to get calls from very concerned claimants about what's going on, what's the outlook. That's the real story. And it puts claimants through real anguish. It's just terribly unfair to them."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Memo to the American people, particularly those who have lost their jobs, homes, and lives, courtesy of massive outsourcing; according to this Congress, you are completely expendable, and there is no specific value in even keeping you alive

All you are, if you have been reduced to working 3 minimum wage jobs 18 hours a day, is an allegedly endless source of tax revenue, to be drained to feed the endless, non-citizen supported immoral and illegal wars without end in which this government has gotten itself enmeshed.

And if you've been made homeless because of a confluence of these circumstances, Congress members think "good riddance"! because you can't vote them of office because you can't register to vote without a valid home address!

May 29 08:56

Israel's Specialty: Targeting Civilians

Professor Jeremy Salt teaches political science at Ankara, Turkey's Bilkent University. He's also the author of "The Unmaking of the Middle East: A History of Western Disorder in Arab Lands." On January 9, 2009, during Israel's war on Gaza, he wrote "A Message to the brave Israeli Airmen," asking:

-- "What's it like, firing missiles at people you can't see?

-- Does that help, that you cannot see who you are killing?

May 29 08:49

The Coming Iran War - Israel's Temper Tantrums

"But my idea of how to prevent a nuclear Iran is rather different than the rabbi's.

Here is Yoffie: "There is no conceivable solution to the threat of a nuclear Iran that will not require American leadership. All of the options – whether economic sanctions or military action – are impossible without American support."

Funny, Yoffie refers to "all" of the options when he only names two – sanctions or war. It is as if he intended to include the one option that makes sense, diplomacy, and changed his mind at the last minute. The "all" is a remnant of a thought he would not permit himself, either because he honestly opposes diplomacy or because he doesn't want to cross AIPAC."

May 29 08:47

US Fed schedules tests on deposit facility

The US Federal Reserve said Friday it has scheduled tests of one of its tools likely to be used to drain massive amounts of money injected into the system during the financial crisis.

The central bank said in a statement that three small-value auctions of term deposits would be made over the next two months through its Term Deposit Facility (TDF).

The facility could give banks an extra incentive to keep their money at the Fed through interest-bearing deposits instead of lending it out to companies.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is a very interesting move, considering, as reported on 26 May 2010 at:


http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/economics/7769126/US-money-supply-plunges-at-1930s-pace-as-Obama-eyes-fresh-stimulus.html

"The M3 money supply in the United States is contracting at an accelerating rate that now matches the average decline seen from 1929 to 1933, despite near zero interest rates and the biggest fiscal blitz in history."

"The M3 figures - which include broad range of bank accounts and are tracked by British and European monetarists for warning signals about the direction of the US economy a year or so in advance - began shrinking last summer. The pace has since quickened.

The stock of money fell from $14.2 trillion to $13.9 trillion in the three months to April, amounting to an annual rate of contraction of 9.6pc. The assets of institutional money market funds fell at a 37pc rate, the sharpest drop ever."

One has to wonder just what the management of the Fed is thinking, other than lining its own coffers, with this little maneuver.

The absence of credit lines to legitimate companies which need them to survive will mean that more and more US businesses may shut their doors permanently.

May 29 08:42

The "International Community" Pushes for "Global Coordination"

Never letting a good crisis go to waste, the sovereignty-hating globalists continue to argue that national governments should have less say in implementing domestic financial regulation and fiscal policy.

According to International Monetary Fund managing director Dominique Strauss-Kahn, "National oriented responses are not the way, since they risk creating economic conflicts." The IMF publication goes on:

May 29 08:23

Oil spreading much farther than thought; Obama returns to Gulf Coast

New evidence emerged Friday that the oil spewing into the Gulf of Mexico was spreading more broadly than previously thought as BP continued its fitful efforts to stop the worst oil spill in U.S. history and President Obama returned to the Gulf Coast to assess the damage.

May 29 08:12

Bond Giant: Volatile US Stocks to Crash Again

The decline in stock prices that took the Dow Jones Industrial Average down nearly 7 percent so far in May may continue, says Mohamed El-Erian, CEO of money management titan Pimco.

Investor fears that the European debt crisis will stunt global economic growth could spark a sustained swoon by stocks, he says.

“This is not a typical retracement,” El-Erian said.

May 29 08:10

Iran narrowly wins UN nuclear battle

To its annoyance, Israel found that the US did not block a proposal to hold a one-off conference in 2012 on setting up such a zone. In addition Israel was named for not being a party to the treaty and for not having its nuclear activities under international inspection. Being named like this is always regarded as a diplomatic defeat.

May 29 08:07

Poisoned Water

Arthur Miller wrote, "An era can be said to end when its basic illusions are exhausted." It's becoming increasingly clear that we are living through such a time. The information age is dissolving many of the lies of corporate capitalism. The rapid exchange of knowledge on the Internet has made the excesses of globalization transparent. It's high time for pointing out the pink elephants and debunking the myths of the system. So here's some more dirt under the fingernails of the American Empire: fluoride.

May 29 08:00

Is It Raining Oil In Florida? This Is Just The Beginning

Oil is semi-volatile, which means that it can evaporate into the air and create a heavy vapor that stays near the ground -- in the human breathing zone. When winds whip up oily sea water, the spray contains tiny droplets -- basically a fume -- of oil, which are small enough to be inhaled deep into the lungs. We know that's happening in the Gulf Coast, because people are reporting a heavy oily smell in the air. Already my colleagues in Louisiana are reporting that people in the coastal community of Venice, Louisiana are suffering from nausea, vomiting, headaches, and difficulty breathing.

The following eyewitness account came to our attention yesterday:

May 29 07:56

CLIMATEGATE - Global Floating Ice In “Constant Retreat”???

So at this point, it has gone round and round the world. It has been illustrated with all kinds of pictures of melting ice, and of global ice extent, and (inevitably) of polar bears. It has been discussed and debated and dissected around the web.

And with all of that publicity, with all those news reports, with all that discussion and debate … as near as I can determine, despite Reuters saying it was published a month ago, the study has never been published anywhere.

Not only that, but nobody seems to have noticed that the study has never been published.

May 29 07:53

BP's oil gusher in the Gulf: Spin terminology explained

What exactly is a "junk shot?" How about "top kill" or an "undersea plume?" The oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico is introducing the world to all sorts of fascinating words and phrases from the world of Big Oil. Some of them can be a bit confusing, so as a public service to NaturalNews readers, I've published a short dictionary that provides the real meaning behind many of these new terms.

May 29 07:50

FANTASTIC POSTS THAT ARE MUST READS ~~ VOLUME 4

May 29 07:50

THROUGH A MOTHER’S EYES ~~ THE SIEGE ON GAZA

As the Freedom Flotilla approaches ever closer to besieged Gaza, the Hasbara campaign continues full speed ahead.

May 29 07:50

PHOTO ESSAY ~~ ACTIONS FOR GAZA IN NEW YORK CONTINUE

Gaza Freedom March Prepares Emergency Response for Freedom Flotilla

May 29 07:32

Activists vow to deliver aid to Gaza

Convoys have left European ports in a consolidated protest organized by two pro-Palestinian groups to deliver tons of food and other aid to the Ashod port in Israel, where it will be unloaded and transferred to Gaza, the organizer said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Ashdod? WTF?!?

According to the Witness Gaza website, Ashdod is where the Israelis want to FORCE the flotilla to land, and of course few of the supplies will actually reach Gaza.

May 29 07:26

Census worker arrested for trespassing

On the Big Island a federal census worker was arrested in the Puna area for suspected trespassing. Federal court documents filed Thursday say Russell Haas was told to leave a Hawaiian Acres property in march by an off-duty police officer.

After a verbal confrontation with two other police officers outside the gate, Haas was arrested. The federal government says the state can't prosecute, because Haas was performing federal duties.

May 29 07:21

Who is staging a War between North and South Korea?

Tensions between North and South Korea continue to escalate: On Friday, North Korea blamed its southern neighbor of staging the sinking of its own warship, which killed 46 soldiers, denying any responsibility for the tragedy.

North Korea has also warned that any retaliation for the incident would lead to armed conflict, and potentially “all-out war.” North Korea’s denial runs at odds with a recent multinational probe that determined that a North Korea torpedo downed the ship.

Russian experts disagree and claim it would be incredibly simple for dozens of countries to obtain a Soviet Made torpedo, use it against a ship and claim afterwards it was fired from North Korea.

May 29 07:21

North Korea Warns UN to Be Wary of False Evidence of Sinking

North Korea warned the United Nations to be wary of evidence that it said falsely accuses the country of torpedoing a South Korean warship, likening the case to the U.S.-led war against Iraq in 2003.

May 29 07:20

US admits deadly attack on Afghan civilians

The United States military has acknowledged killing 23 civilians and wounding 12 others earlier this year after mistaking them for a convoy of Taliban insurgents.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Our bad, but we meant well!

May 29 07:14

Iran deserves a break

The international community should let Teheran go ahead with its nuclear program for civilian use

The recent tripartite agreement on nuclear-material swapping among Iran, Turkey and Brazil shows that influential countries other than major Western powers have started helping resolve sensitive global issues.

Such efforts should be applauded and encouraged, especially because last year, US President Barack Obama said that instead of depending on America alone, other countries, too, should try and resolve world issues.

May 29 07:13

The American century is so over

Irrespective of their politics, flawed leaders share a common trait. They generally remain remarkably oblivious to the harm they do to the nation they lead. George W Bush is a salient recent example, as is former British prime minister Tony Blair. When it comes to foreign policy, we are now witnessing a similar phenomenon at the Barack Obama White House.

May 29 07:11

Israel denounces 'hypocrisy' of NPT pact

Israel denounced on Saturday what it called the hypocrisy of a UN nuclear non-proliferation deal on the Middle East that singled out the Jewish state.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Ignoring that little inconvenient fact that Israel is the only nation in the Middle East to actually HAVE nuclear weapons.

Meanwhile, Obama does his, "Yes massa. Yes massa!" shtick.

May 29 07:10

China’s Currency Manipulation: About to Cause a Global Explosion?

China’s currency continues to be a subject the U.S. is willing to tap dance around diplomatically. Because when the gloves eventually do come off, U.S./China relations could rapidly collapse.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Mostly because the US will be looking for someone else to blame for the mess created when Congress passed (without a quorum) the Federal Reserve act in 1913.

May 29 07:07

The Architecture of Terror: Mapping the Network Behind 9-11

These are the times that try men's souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman. Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered.
- Thomas Paine, "The American Crisis", 1776

This chapter examines an extensive Zionist criminal network, which the evidence indicates is behind the crime of the century. The information in this chapter, which comes from material in the public domain, strongly supports the thesis that senior officers from Israeli military intelligence agencies were the chief architects of the false-flag terror of 9-11.

May 29 07:05

Berkshire confirms Buffett subpoenaed to testify

Berkshire Hathaway Inc. confirmed on Friday that Warren Buffett will testify under subpoena before a U.S. panel examining the causes of the 2008 financial crisis.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I wish they would summon me to testify because I can tell them exactly why we had a crash in 2008.

When you have a private central bank issuing the public currency at interest, then the moment that first printed piece of paper goes into circulation, more money is owed than actually exists. As new borrowers are found o allow creation of more currency, the interest on the old money gets paid in what amounts to a giant pyramid scheme, but in the end, the cumulative debt always outstrips the available currency.

That is the trap.

The system works as long as ever larger pools of new borrowers can be found to create new money to pay the interest on the old money. But when everyone in the country (or planet) is already a borrower and nobody will borrow any more, then the pyramid collapses which is what is happening right now.

The scale of the swindle by the Federal Reserve makes Bernie Madoff-with-the-loot look like a kid who wraps scotch tape around their fingers backwards to grab a coin from the church collection plate as it passes by.

But despite its size, the central bank system is a pyramid and doomed to collapse like one.

May 29 07:03

CLIMATEGATE - UK's first 'conservation credit' scheme launched

Sale of shares in £100m project to restore land at headwaters of Thames is first step in what could become a biobanking industry worth billions

May 29 07:02

Rothschild plan would see privatization of Britain’s massive public motorway

A plan to privatize the UK's motorway network, giving toll firms access to large swaths of road, would take place under the guise of paying down the government's debt, British media reported Tuesday, citing a number of key officials who support the scheme, proposed to all major political parties by NM Rothschild, one of the world's oldest, most influential and little discussed investment banks, founded by the Rothschild family.

May 29 07:02

Nuclear Redaction

Why won't Israel admit it has nukes?

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Greed!

The moment Israel officially admits they have nuclear weapons, the American people will demand that the US Government stop sending military aid to a nation that as a nuclear power clearly does not need it, and as a belligerent constantly invading its neighbors does not deserve it.

The American people will rightly point out that aid from the US to Israel is illegal under the 1976 Symington Amendment to the 1961 Foreign Appropriations Act and the Glenn Act.

Israel wants their nukes and their billions from the US taxpayer too, and in their world view see no reason they should not continue to have both!

May 29 07:00

The Shanksville Deception of 9-11

Updated February 4, 2010

Something incredibly ugly happened to Flight 93 over rural Pennsylvania on 9-11. A mass murder atrocity could explain why the public was deceived into thinking that a small crater was the crash site while the bodies of the victims and wreckage were actually being picked up from the real debris field hundreds of meters away in the dark woods. How many victims were there anyway? Two hundred? Why was the wreckage of Flight 93 kept hidden?

May 29 06:56

A disgrace of historic proportions

The Miami Herald‘s Carol Rosenberg reports that, this week, yet another federal judge has ordered the Obama administration to release yet another Guantanamo detainee on the ground that there is no persuasive evidence to justify his detention. The latest detainee to win his habeas hearing, Mohammed Hassen, is a 27-year old Yemeni imprisoned by the U.S. without charges for 8 years, since he was 19 years old. He has “long claimed he was captured in Pakistan studying the Quran and had no ties to al Qaida,” and that “he had been unjustly rounded up in a March 2002 dragnet by Pakistani security forces in the city of Faisalabad that targeted Arabs.” Hassen is now the third consecutive detainee ordered freed who was rounded up in that same raid.

May 29 06:55

Did an American Mine Sink South Korean Ship?

Hardly any of the relevant facts that counter the official verdict have made headline news in either South Korea or its senior ally, the United States.

The first telltale sign of an official smokescreen involves the location of the Choenan sinking - Byeongnyeong Island (pronounced Pyongnang) in the Yellow Sea. On the westernmost fringe of South Korean territory, the island is dominated by a joint U.S.-Korean base for anti-submarine warfare (ASW) operations. The sea channel between Byeongnyeong and the North Korean coast is narrow enough for both sides to be in artillery range of each other.

May 29 06:54

Silvio Berlusconi compares himself to Mussolini

Silvio Berlusconi has compared himself to Benito Mussolini, complaining that like the Second World War leader he does not have enough real power.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Here's another photo of Mussolini for you collection, Silvio!

May 29 06:49

Next Rand Paul Slam: Anchor Babies

In the wake of the “scandal” of Rand Paul’s unwavering support of property rights, the corporate media has fired another salvo from its trebuchet. Now it insinuates that Rand Paul is a racist because he is opposed to the government granting citizenship to anchor babies.

May 29 06:49

Monsanto's Poison Pills for Haiti

Monsanto's seeds will be distributed by the United States Agency for International Development's (USAID) WINNER program. USAID is a tax-payer funded agency that promotes the United States' interests abroad. It is run by Dr. Rajiv Shah, an Obama appointee that the Organic Consumers Association opposed because of his work with the explicitly pro-GMO Gates Foundation. The Gates Foundation works closely with Monsanto.

May 29 06:46

The more oil spills change, the more they stay the same.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Deja' vu!!! June 13th 1979

May 29 06:41

Freedom Flotilla: “Israel is Threatening to Attack Us”

Ms. Arraf is talking about the Freedom Flotilla, a group of ships heading to Gaza to break the illegal Israeli blockade of Gaza’s shore. In addition, the Flotilla is not just carrying “humanitarian aid” – you know, shitty food that Jews occupying Palestine wouldn’t eat themselves, they are carrying construction materials so that Gaza can rebuild itself after the terrorist murderous Israeli invasion of Gaza about a year and a half ago. Said invasion being a series of war crimes against the Palestinian people that was bravely supported by both houses of the Congress of the United States of America, a fact which all decent Americans are utterly ashamed of.

May 29 06:40

BP Persists on ‘Top Kill,’ Prepares Backup Plan to Stop Spill

BP Plc planned to continue working through the weekend to plug a leaking oil well in the Gulf of Mexico that has produced the largest spill in U.S. history.

Since Wednesday, BP has been starting and stopping high- horsepower pumps that ram mixtures of mud-like drilling fluid and rubber scrap into the oil and gas that’s been gushing from the well for more than five weeks.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I think BP is lying to us about the "progress" of TOP KILL, and the reason is simple.

The drilling mud is supposed to be far heavier than either water or oil in order to be able to hold down the oil and gas coming up the drill pipe, and yet the plumes being seen coming out of the riser float upward!

Clearly, those plumes are still composed primarily of oil.

May 29 06:21

Who Runs the Obama White House?

Who Runs the Obama White House?

The day after Barack Obama was elected president, the Israeli press proudly proclaimed that the new president had chosen an Israeli, Rahm Emanuel, to manage the new administration. "Obama's first pick: Israeli Rahm Emanuel as chief of staff" was the Ha'aretz headline of November 6, 2008. The controlled press in the United States, however, keeps the American public unaware that Obama's new chief of staff is an Israeli, with terrorist roots and a sworn loyalty to the state of Israel.

May 29 05:54

Hamas: Flotilla Shows Whole World Opposes Gaza Siege

Hamas Prime Minister in Gaza Ismail Haniyyeh said Saturday that if Israel behaved like pirates and attacked the Freedom Flotilla expected to make its way to Gaza later in the day, then the Palestinians would have won. "The flotilla's message is clear and it will reach the entire world," Haniyyeh said Saturday morning during a press conference held at the Gaza port where the ships were expected to dock.

"The meaning of the flotilla is that the entire world opposes the siege on the Gaza Strip, and if Israel behaves like pirates and sea-terrorists – we will win," he added.

May 29 05:51

BP capping info flow on leak damage

BP rejected claims that the move sought to hide the extent of damage. The company argues that the censorship was only established to provide one reliable source for the public.

Meanwhile, Senior Regional Representative for Sierra Club in New Orleans Jill Mastrototaro said, "It sounds like there's a cone of silence that's been issued on the situation."

"We're very concerned as an environmental organization trying to get the public's voice out there and trying to get access to this critical information," she added.

Meanwhile, journalists and photographers said they had to rely only on information provided by BP, adding that they were not allowed to visit affected areas.

May 29 02:00

Petraeus Memo Widens scope of US Military Covert Operations in ME

By Juan Cole

The 7-page memo seen by the NYT and signed by CENTCOM commander Gen. David Petraeus authorizes US troops to engage in clandestine intelligence-gathering in the greater Middle East. The article implies that the memo also authorizes more military teams to go into unconventional conflict situations in both unfriendly and friendly countries.

Critics worry that the order blurs the line between combat soldiers and spies and weakens the claim of all soldiers to humane treatment under the Geneva Conventions.

May 29 01:54

Ahmedinejad Blasts Medvedev over UNSC Sanctions; Brazil still Reaching out to Obama on Nuclear Deal

By Juan Cole

Ahmadinejad went on to warn President Barack Obama of the US that the Tehran Declaration represents a “historic opportunity for him” should he genuinely want “change,” — an opportunity to begin respecting the rights of other nations and to abandon wrong and inhumane policies, treating other countries instead with justice and fairness.

The Iranian newspaper Tabnak reports that Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, in a speech on Wednesday, took a hard line with Russia and also pressured the US to accept the deal brokered by Turkey and Brazil on Iranian low enriched uranium (the “Tehran Declaration.”)

May 29 01:46

PHILIP GIRALDI : The Strategic Ally Myth

It is difficult to understand why anyone would take Mort Zuckerman seriously. He is a New York based but Canadian born Israel firster who made a fortune in real estate before buying The New York Daily News and the US News and World Report. He now fancies himself as a leading journalist and political commentator. Zuckerman is frequently spotted on the television talking head circuit where he dispenses analysis of international events that could have been crafted in Tel Aviv or Herzliya, where the Israeli intelligence service Mossad has its headquarters.

May 29 00:32

Building What? How SCADs Can Be Hidden in Plain Sight

At 5:21 PM on 9/11, Building 7 of the World Trade Center collapsed, even though it had not been hit by a plane – a fact that is important because of the widespread acceptance of the idea, in spite of its scientific absurdity, that the Twin Towers collapsed because of the combined effect of the impact of the airliners plus the ensuing jet-fuel-fed fires. The collapse of World Trade Center 7 (WTC 7) thereby challenges the official account of the destruction of the World Trade Center, according to which it was accomplished by al-Qaeda hijackers, even if one accepts the government’s scientifically impossible account of the Twin Towers.

May 28, 2010

May 28 21:07

Fox News Makes Excuse for CIA’s Afghan Opium Cultivation

In an amazing propaganda segment, Fox News’ Gerald Rivera talks with an occupation soldier about U.S. support of the opium trade in Afghanistan. The soldier tells Rivera he does not like supporting Afghan opium production. The U.S., he insists, has turned a blind eye to the cultivation because it is a cultural thing.

May 28 20:59

Options studied for a possible Pakistan strike

The U.S. military is reviewing options for a unilateral strike in Pakistan in the event that a successful attack on American soil is traced to the country's tribal areas, according to senior military officials.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Get ready for another false-flag attack to kick off the next step towards WW3!

May 28 19:54

Ellen Brown: US economic reform creates full-employment, renewed infrastructure, zero national debt

*hyperlinks and video live at source*

Attorney and author of the brilliant Web of Debt, Ellen Brown, is among the leading US advocates of monetary reform and state-owned banks. Among Ellen’s articles is one worth highlighting for how quickly a national economy can turn from ruin to astounding productivity: Nazi Germany’s direct creation of money to pay for public goods and services.

This fundamental shift allows central government to create debt-free money to pay for full-employment and renewed infrastructure. In addition, if the infrastructure investment causes greater overall productivity than its cost (historically true), then society has the included benefit of decreasing prices.

May 28 18:28

ISRAELI GOVERNMENT RECRUITS THE MEDIA TO SPREAD THEIR LIES

Maariv, Haaretz, Yedot Ahronot, Jerusalem Post, Israeli TVs and tens of other Israeli media outlets seem to be recruited by the government of Israel now.

As the aid convoys approach Gaza by the Mediterranean, the media outlets step up its propaganda and PR campaign. The propaganda portrayed in these media outlets will never succeed to changing the damaged image of Israel.

May 28 18:25

Israel deflects pressure on nuclear weapons

There have been renewed efforts, at the conference, to have the Middle East declared a "nuclear-free zone". But such a push is drawing stiff opposition from Israel and its allies.

May 28 18:19

Either the BP Oil Gusher Has Just Completely Blown Out, or BP is Implementing LMRP RIGHT NOW

I took a break from work, and watched the live feed for a minute. I either just saw the whole thing entirely blow out, or BP is implementing LMRP or hot tap right now.

Specifically, I saw a HUGE rain of white clumps and particles which are either foam-like objects used in a junk shot or methane hydrates.

Then all of the water within the camera view got very, very dark. When I looked more closely, I could make out the outline of massive jet-black plumes of oil rising from below the camera.

May 28 17:33

Moonbat Bachmann complains about $2 billion for raises for Americans - says we can't afford it

Wait a minute - don't we pay FAR more every year to a foreign terrorist country that has attacked us?

She doesn't hesitate repeating the neocon lie about government workers making more than those in the private sector. She does not compare those with the SAME position as she claims - she uses "averages." Well, government does not hire burger flippers. It is the new attack on the Middle Class - government workers are that, by and large.

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