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January 1, 2010

Jan 01 16:33

How the Financially Connected Prospered in a Decade where Wealth Evaporated for the Majority: S&P 500 Down 24 Percent for the Decade, Real Home Values down 3%, U.S. Dollar down 23%, and Unemployment back to 1980 Levels.

As we usher in the New Year the filthy rich are counting their blessings and must be very appreciative of the massive bailouts that protected their wealth. The top one percent of this country control 42 percent of all financial wealth so it shouldn’t come as any surprise that most of the bailouts went to Wall Street and those that are tethered to it for income.

Jan 01 16:32

TSA lapse helps gain not guilty verdicts

Defense attorneys for two Oahu farm managers charged with employment fraud asked how their clients are supposed to spot counterfeit ID cards for illegal immigrants when Transportation Security Authority workers could not.

A federal court jury apparently agreed with them.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is shy throwing good money after bad on security systems will not make us any safer.

Mexican migrant workers here in Hawaii were caught with fake documents, which lacked the hologram all such documents are supposed to have, and contained mis-spellings and other obvious indicators of fraud.

The farmers who employed these workers were charged with hiring illegal workers but acquitted when their lawyer pointed out that as bogus as these documents obviously were, they got the illegals right past TSA in California.

Jan 01 16:30

Chicago cop tasered unconscious diabetic 11 times

Police officers from two Chicago suburbs are being sued after one of them allegedly Tasered a man having a diabetic seizure because the diabetic involuntarily hit the officer while being taken to an ambulance.

Prospero Lassi, a 40-year-old employee of Southwest Airlines, filed the lawsuit (PDF) with a federal court in Chicago last week, following an April 9, 2009, incident in which Lassi was taken to hospital following a violent diabetic seizure -- and being Tasered 11 times while unconscious.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Wow, the concept of "...to protect and serve" really has its very own, special meaning for the Chicago PD!

Jan 01 16:20

WE MUST NOT LOSE SIGHT OF WHO THE REAL ENEMY OF GAZA IS

Posts that appeared on this Blog dealing with the present situation of the convoy were never intended to put the blame on Egypt. Yes, they are wrong…. Yes they are collaborating with the enemy against their own brothers and sisters….. BUT ISRAEL REMAINS THE ENEMY!



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Jan 01 16:20

Orders were to capture militants alive - so why were they killed?

An evaluation of the testimonies of family members and the IDF officers suggests that this was not an operation to assassinate. However, the three, Adnan Subuh, Raad Sarkaji and Ghassan Abu Shreikh, were killed by the soldiers, even though two of them were not armed, and it does not even appear that they were trying to escape - a fact that the IDF does not dispute.

Jan 01 16:19

Christmas Undie Bomber: CIA Black Op?

Jan 01 16:17

Six Thousand Times as much Pollution as All the Cars in the World.

Did you know that just 16 large sea going cargo ships can produce as much pollution as all the world’s cars. Think about that! There are 100,000 of these ships on the sea! And none are restricted from burning dirty sulphur laden fuel oil that is not allowed as fuel by others. And that means they produce 6,250 times as much pollution as ALL the cars in the world! But I only hear about those Hummers being gas hogs.

Jan 01 16:16

Ron Paul Challenges Ben Stein to Debate!



Jan 01 16:08

Eustace Mullins - The Rothschilds

Jan 01 15:05

How Terahertz Waves Tear Apart DNA

Great things are expected of terahertz waves, the radiation that fills the slot in the electromagnetic spectrum between microwaves and the infrared. Terahertz waves pass through non-conducting materials such as clothes , paper, wood and brick and so cameras sensitive to them can peer inside envelopes, into living rooms and "frisk" people at distance.

With all that potential, it's no wonder that research on terahertz waves has exploded in the last ten years or so.

Jan 01 14:33

‘The two-state solution is starting to look impractical’

NAZARETH // The biggest effect for Israel’s 1.3 million Palestinian citizens of its assault on Gaza last winter has been to smash any remaining illusions that there is a future for the minority in a Jewish state, the community’s leaders have agreed.

They say that minority voters have almost completely abandoned Zionist parties, even left-wing ones, believing that none is really interested in a peaceful solution to the country’s conflict with the Palestinians.

That was reflected in February, one month after Operation Cast Lead ended, in the lowest turnout ever posted by the Palestinian minority in an election. Only 53 per cent voted, down more than 25 percentage points since the mid-1990s, in the more optimistic Oslo period...



Jan 01 14:33

Cop tased man 11 times while he had diabetic seizure

A suburban Chicago police officer Tasered a man 11 times while he was having a diabetic seizure, and the 56 seconds of needlessly inflicted electric shock, “inflicted … while he was lying unresponsive on the floor of his bedroom, permanently scarred [him] and caused him neurological damage that has not abated,” the man claims in Chicago Federal Court.

Jan 01 14:17

Suicide car bomb kills 70 at Pakistan volleyball game

A suicide car bomber killed at least 70 people on Friday after targeting a crowd gathered for a volleyball game in a northwest Pakistan village in the deadliest strike in more than two months.

The latest bombing marked a bloody start to 2010 for Pakistan, which has seen a surge in attacks blamed on Taliban in recent months as Islamist fighters avenge military operations aimed at crushing their northwest strongholds.

Jan 01 13:38

Norwegian minister under fire for praise of Cast Lead book

The Norwegian foreign minister's praise for a controversial book accusing Israeli troops of perpetrating a "monstrous, systematically implemented and comprehensive massacre" in Gaza aroused harsh criticism yesterday from Israeli officials and Jewish organizations.

Jan 01 12:03

Hollywood, the Greatest Asset of Warmongers in our Propagandocracies

A new narrative is needed to open our eyes to the truth about war and occupation. But don´t look for Hollywood or other mainline media outlets, either corporate or state-owned, to provide us with such a narrative of truth.

Occasionally Hollywood changes its tune somewhat, but that´s only part of a new approach in the same old propagandocratic game. It is necessary to present some element of critical views to appeal to the disenchanted when the dominant narrative becomes too discredited. However the alternative narrative generally does not challenge the agenda of the elites in any fundamental way and simply serves to re-direct attention from the worst crimes of the state.




Jan 01 12:00

"It's a Trick, We Always Use It." (calling people "anti-Semitic")

This is a video response to Ben Stein, Apologize to Ron Paul for your Vicious Attack: the "anti-Semitic argument"

Jan 01 11:49

Glowing walls could kill off the light bulb

Light-emitting wallpaper may begin to replace light bulbs from 2012, according to a government body that supports low-carbon technology.

A chemical coating on the walls will illuminate all parts of the room with an even glow, which mimics sunlight and avoids the shadows and glare of conventional bulbs.

Although an electrical current will be used to stimulate the chemicals to produce light, the voltage will be very low and the walls will be safe to touch. Dimmer switches will control brightness, as with traditional lighting.

Jan 01 11:48

Anthrax hits No6

A SIXTH heroin addict has tested positive for killer bug Anthrax, it emerged last night.

Jan 01 10:59

Fighting Global Warming, One Pin-up at a Time

Mercury just hitting all time low all over the world.
Those sweet-hearts should look for warmer clothing to wear.

Jan 01 10:56

Crotch Bombers, Jewish Media Groups and the USA's 'War of Terror'

Our old friend Ben Venzke at the Jewish Media Group, IntelCenter, is at it again. IntelCenter is famous for finding 'al Qaeda' videos and releasing them even before the dead Bin Laden is informed of his being on the recording.

Now Ben finds an 'al Qaeda' web page that is not to be found in the real world and Americans get to find out which 'existential' enemy of Israel is next on the list to be bombed to hell and gone, Yemen.

Jan 01 10:43

Prostitution in the US government

Paul J. Balles argued that it is time to clean up the US government, in the light of President Obama’s prostituting himself to pharmaceutical industry pimps and recent revelations that every US government appointee must endure a background check by the American Jewish community and that, if they fail to support Israel strongly enough, they lose the job.

Jan 01 10:25

International human rights workers film IDF harassment of Palestinian fishermen in Gazan waters



Jan 01 10:18

A real threat of ICC prosecution

Despite an optimistic prognosis by the military advocate-general on the future of Israel's international position following the Goldstone Report, speakers at an Israel Bar forum on Thursday warned of severe measures that might be taken against Israel and its military and political leaders.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

GOOD!

Jan 01 10:17

CROTCH BOMBER: Evidence Mounts for US Complicity in Terrorism: Mutallab's father is no ordinary 'banker'

We do know a couple of things. Dad, back in Nigeria, ran the national arms industry (DICON) in partnership with Israel, in particular, the Mossad. He was in daily contact with them. They run everything in Nigeria, from arms production to counter-terrorism. Though Islamic, Muttalab was a close associate of Israel. He has been misrepresented. His "banking" is a cover. Next, what do we know about the two Al Qaeda leaders Bush had released, the ones who planned this?

Jan 01 10:15

PRESS RELEASE FROM GAZA…..

Last night we received further info about the next critical 72 hours. Kevin Ovenden, leader of Viva Palestina and right hand man of [George] Galloway, came out and reported that:

We have got a cargo ship which, weather pending, will set sail tomorrow afternoon (1st January) on a 20-hour crossing to Al-Arish. At the moment, the ferry cargo ship only allows 12 people on board but Viva Palestina is trying to extend that to 60 people. These people are crucial to minding the vehicles and ensuring a safe entry into Egypt. The remaining 450 people will fly on chartered airplanes to Al-Arish and arrive Sunday afternoon before the boats, and hopefully we will get out to the port without trouble before the boats arrive.

Jan 01 10:14

DFW Security Checkpoint Left Unattended for 90 Minutes

The Transportation Security Administration has launched an internal investigation after a security checkpoint at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport was left unattended and unsecured for 90 minutes earlier this month.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Why should we spend one more penny on new security systems when they are not even using the existing ones?



Jan 01 10:09

BBC denies reporter staged kidnapping

London-based Arabic newspaper reports Palestinian sources looking into possibility that kidnapped BBC reporter staged own capture to avoid being fired; BBC denies report

Jan 01 10:09

The Underwear Bomber - Crushing Freedom With Phony Arab Terrorism

Strange as it may seem, a couple of weeks ago as I ruminated on Obama's broken promise to bring the troops home, his attempt to out-warmonger the Bush administration and his plummeting popularity, I thought to myself: "ya know, what that guy (or rather the disgruntled US public) needs is a good old fashioned 'Muslim terror attack'. Preferably one that includes a ranting 'terrorist' message about Afghanistan and 'slaughtering infidels'. That'll soon silence the rabble and get them behind Obama's Afghan surge!"

And so it was that, as I sipped my eggnog on Christmas day, I was shockingly unsurprised to read the headlines about an 'underwear bomb' (as shown above).

Jan 01 10:08

Analysis of Climategate

This is one of the darkest periods in the history of science. Those who love science, and all it stands for, will be pained by what they read below.

Webmaster's Commentary: 
Jan 01 10:02

How Goldman Sachs Made Tens Of Billions Of Dollars From The Economic Collapse Of America In Four Easy Steps

Step 1: Sell mortgage-related securities that are absolute junk to trusting clients at vastly overinflated prices.

Step 2: Bet against those same mortgage-related securities and make massive bets against the U.S. housing market so that your firm will make massive profits when the U.S. economy collapses.

Step 3: Have ex-Goldman executives in key positions of power in the U.S. government so that bailout money can be funneled to entities such as AIG that Goldman has made these bets with so that they can get paid after they win their bets.

Step 4: Collect the profits - Goldman Sachs is having their "most successful year" and will end up reporting approximately $50 billion in revenue for 2009.



Jan 01 10:01

Billboard Nails Discontent

Gene Gartman sits in front of a sign he has erected on his property along U.S. Highway 90 in Holt. He posts a message every Friday.

Jan 01 09:53

Obama and Afghanistan: America’s Drug-Corrupted War

In short, the impasse the U.S. faces in Afghanistan, in its efforts to support an unpopular and corrupt regime, must be understood in the light of its past relations to the drug traffic there – a situation which resembles the past U.S. involvement in Laos even more than in Vietnam. It is this sustained pattern of intervention in support of drug economies, and with the support of drug traffickers, that so depresses observers who had hoped desperately that, in this respect, Obama would bring a change.

The question remains: how many Americans, Afghans, and Pakistanis will have to die, before we can put an end to this drug-corrupted and drug-corrupting war?

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it; apparently, this is precisely what is happening in Afghanistan.

Jan 01 09:53

'Premature' to declare pandemic over: WHO

It's too early to declare an end to the H1N1 flu pandemic, the head of the World Health Organization said Tuesday.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The pandemic only existed because WHO changed the threshold for declaring one.

And note the very last sentence in which the head of the WHO admits she herself never got the vaccine.

This was just another "scare 'em and loot 'em" lie by corporations, government, and media.

See European Parliament to Investigate WHO and “Pandemic” Scandal

Jan 01 09:48

Win Ben Stein's Apology

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Ben Stein grew up in an age where shouting "Anti-Semite" at your opponent would turn public anger against them. No doubt Stein expected the same when he used it on Ron Paul.

But Israel and her supporters have over-used "Anti-Semite" in their quest to avoid criticism and open debate on the issues. They have worn it out. The phrase has lost its shock-value. As a result it has probably surprised Ben Stein and every other Israeli supporters still mentally trapped in the last century that the public anger has flared up not against the accused anti-Semite Ron Paul but against the accuser, Ben Stein.

This may be a watershed moment, in which Israel finally loses what used to be its most potent public relations weapon to protect their war crimes from open and honest public examination.



Jan 01 09:45

Hackable Drones, Crumbling Empire

What happens when global resistance forces get a handle on the game America and their allies are playing and begin leveraging the weaknesses of such systems, not of least of which are the ideological blind spots plaguing their developers, into a wholly subversive high-tech détournement in a bid to level the playing field?

But as Graham points out, the "often wild and fantastical discourses" of high-tech military theorists have run into a brick, not a silicon, wall: the will to resist.

Jan 01 09:38

UN expert repeats call for threat of sanctions against Israel over Gaza blockade

The United Nations independent expert on Palestinian rights has again called for a threat of economic sanctions against Israel to force it to lift its blockade of Gaza, which is preventing the return to a normal life for 1.5 million residents after the devastating Israeli offensive a year ago.

"Obviously Israel does not respond to language of diplomacy, which has encouraged the lifting of the blockade and so what I am suggesting is that it has to be reinforced by a threat of adverse economic consequences for Israel," Richard Falk, the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Palestinian territories occupied since 1967, told UN Radio.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The US won't let this happen, which is a damn shame.

Sanctions are the only language Israel understands.

Jan 01 09:34

UN warns of the collapse of Gaza’s water supplies

A UN agency has warned of the danger of the collapse of the underground water system in the Gaza Strip. In a report, the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) claims that over-use and contamination as a result of the Israeli war against Gaza a year ago is having a damaging effect on water supplies upon which 1.5 million people depend. Pollution, says the UNEP, is so bad that Gaza’s children are at risk of nitrate poisoning. Test at nine private wells showed that nitrate levels exceed World Health Organisation (WHO) guidelines of 50 milligrams per litre; one well had a level of 331 milligrams per litre. High levels of nitrates can cause "blue baby syndrome"

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Israel fully understands the consequences of polluted water, and the effect that water-borne illnesses can have on people, particularly children.

Look for Israel to forbid the necessary equipment from getting into Gaza to remedy the situation.

Jan 01 09:33

Strip Gore of His Oscar

Defying the stereotype that Hollywood luminaries are tree-huggers and bleeding-heart liberals, conservative Academy members Roger Simon and Lionel Chetwynd are trying to rewrite history. Incensed that Al Gore won an Oscar for An Inconvenient Truth in wake of "climategate," they're urging the Academy to strip him of his award.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And here I thought I had already shattered that image of Hollywood types as tree-huggers and bleeding-heart liberals.

For the record, I am a Claire-hugger!



Jan 01 09:31

WAR - TAXES - ECONOMIC DECLINE - LIES - HOMELESSNESS - REPRESSION

We are not fomenting violent revolution. It is our goal to inform and to recommend ways in which We the People of this nation, under our Constitution, and given more than two-hundred years of experience, can begin to solve these problems before they overwhelm us completely.

If we wish to do this peacefully and intelligently we need your involvement. We, right here in this community, can join hundreds of other like-minded groups. By forming a huge coalition, overlooking differences and focusing on areas in which we agree, we intend to do this job democratically. We need your support and cooperation. this is a battle that we MUST win for ourselves and our descendants. PLEASE JOIN US NOW.

Jan 01 09:30

2010: U.S. To Wage War Throughout The World

January 1 will usher in the last year of the first decade of a new millennium and ten consecutive years of the United States conducting war in the Greater Middle East.

Beginning with the October 7, 2001 missile and bomb attacks on Afghanistan, American combat operations abroad have not ceased for a year, a month, a week or a day in the 21st century.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

One has to wonder just how many countries the US has to be fighting before that fighting can be declared a "world war"!

Jan 01 09:27

CLIMATEGATE - Farms-to-forest plan worries Vilsack

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has ordered his staff to revise a computerized forecasting model that showed that climate legislation supported by President Obama would make planting trees more lucrative than producing food.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Here we have the Government telling the computer modelers
to change the outcome to meet a political requirement.
Ring any bells, Mr. Gore?

Jan 01 09:26

Researchers: US Arms Used for War Crimes in Gaza

Israel's repeated firing of US-made white phosphorus shells over densely populated areas of Gaza during its recent military campaign was indiscriminate and is evidence of war crimes, Human Rights Watch said in a report released March 25, 2009.

The devastating Israeli firepower, unleashed largely on Palestinian civilians in Gaza during the three-week attack starting December 27, 2008 was fueled by US-supplied weapons paid for with US tax dollars.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Your tax dollars at work, folks; doesn't it make you feel proud?!?



Jan 01 09:24

Billions in Recent Yememi Investments and The Underwear Bomber’s Daddy. It’s a Small World Ain’t It?

Correct me if I am wrong, but didn’t brave soldiers used to throw themselves on grenades back in the day to absorb the shock and therefore save their fellow soldiers. Isn’t there a saying about “throwing yourself on a grenade” to that end? So the big “terrorist” plot here is to get a small amount of PETN onboard a plane and then SIT ON IT, thus absorbing the relatively small explosion… with his ass and his 150lb body?

That’s the “plan” that requires, as President Obama blusters, “every element of national power” to fight? I don’t think so. You gotta look a little closer than a singed pair of tightie-whities if you want to know why President Obama is going to kill more people in Yemen. I have. Take a look.

Jan 01 09:23

The Secret US War in Pakistan

At a covert forward operating base run by the US Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC) in the Pakistani port city of Karachi, members of an elite division of Blackwater are at the center of a secret program in which they plan targeted assassinations of suspected Taliban and Al Qaeda operatives, "snatch and grabs" of high-value targets and other sensitive action inside and outside Pakistan, an investigation by The Nation has found.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So... the next crotch bomber will be from Pakistan, no doubt.

Jan 01 09:21

US forces 'kill 8 children' in night raid on village in Afghanistan

Jan 01 09:19

Shah's son urges international protest over Iran

Reza Pahlavi, who has lived in exile since his father was toppled in the 1979 Islamic revolution, also appealed in a letter to U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon for a U.N. investigation into human rights violations during the unrest.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Dragging out the son of the Shah was one of two critical mistakes made during last summer's attempted coup in Iran. Older Iranians remember that it was the US that installed the Shah on Iran back in 1953 by overthrowing the elected government of Dr. Mohammed Mossedegh. From 1953 to 1979 the Shah and the CIA-trained secret police, the Savak kept the people of Iran in poverty and fear. Then there was a revolution that toppled the Shah and restored Democracy to Iran.

I suspect that the son of the Shah has gone public again out of ego and acted without the permission of his US masters, who we presume have to understand how reviving the memory of the Shah, both with the son and the flag, was what destroyed the last coup attempt.



Jan 01 09:19

Fiscal Policy, Redux

The horrors of monetary policy aside, fiscal policy cannot stimulate the economy. As we know, the government has no money of its own. It has only the power to tax and spend the money of others.

Jan 01 09:12

Flight 253 passenger Kurt Haskell: 'I was visited by the FBI'

Please note that there is a very easy way to verify the veracity of my prior "sharp dressed man" account. Dutch police have admitted that they have reviewed the video of the "sharp dressed man" that I referenced. Note that it has not been released anywhere, You see, if my eye witness account is false, it could easily be proven by releasing the video. However, the proof of my eyewitness account would also be verified if I am telling the truth and I am. There is a reason we have only heard of the video and not seen it. dutch authorities, "RELEASE THE VIDEO!" This is the most important video in 8 years and may be all of two minutes long. Show the entire video and "DO NOT EDIT IT"! The American public deserves its own chance to attempt to identify the "sharp dressed man".

Jan 01 09:07

Oy, Terrorists, Another Missed Opportunity!

Every year as the clock nears midnight on December 31st, the eyes of the world turn once more to the dazzling lights and bustling energy of Times Square and yet each year since the alleged incidents surrounding September 11, 2001, no self-respecting terrorist has bothered to saunter into the crowd gathered at Times Square and set off their bomb.

Oh, don't get me wrong, I'm not advocating an attack on my fellow Americans. I'm just wondering why if there are so many terrorists 'out there' seeking to harm America and who according to our government each hate our freedom why don't they consider the 'easy hit' and take out 20,000-30,000 people in a single go?

Why bother with all this airplane crap?

Jan 01 09:03

The Gaza scorecard, one year later

A year after the Israeli attack on Gaza, a scorecard of “winners and losers” suggests that nobody won anything, but Israel has probably suffered political losses that it could not have envisioned when it decided to invade Gaza. I count seven main aims that Israel had in mind when it launched its war a year ago and tightened its siege of Gaza; one of them was achievable without a war, and the six others have either remained unachieved or have turned things to Hamas’ and the Palestinians’ favor. Here is my review of where things stand a year after the Gaza war.

Jan 01 09:03

Freed Iraq hostage Peter Moore denies Iranian involvement in kidnapping

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Another obvious propaganda stunt against Iran craters.

General David Petraeus hung his credibility on the hostage being in Iran. The hostage knew where he was at all times and it was always in Iraq.

Jan 01 09:01

Will Americans Reclaim Our Nation in 2010 From the Thugs and Con Artists?

The giant banks are treating the American Citizen like we work for them, are holding the economy hostage, and are taking our deposits and using them to speculate in casino style gambling.

They've bought and paid for Congress and the White House. See this, this and this.

Will Americans exercise our power - see this and this - or become serfs to a permanent banking royalty?

Jan 01 09:00

Yemen’s Shi’ite Rebels Open to Peace Talks With Saudis

For the second time in recent weeks, Yemen’s Houthi rebels have sought to come to terms with the Saudi government, with which they have been fighting. The rebels said today they were willing to enter into peace talks if Saudi attacks ended.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is a hopeful development, if both sides take advantage of it.

Jan 01 08:58

Israel: Slain Palestinians were supposed to be arrested

Israeli officials have acknowledged that they had ordered soldiers to arrest the three Palestinians who were shot dead in Nablus last week.

The order for the Duvdevan commando unit clearly stated that the aim of the attack was to capture Adnan Subuh, Raad Sarkaji and Ghassan Abu Sheikh, Israeli sources said.

The Israeli forces received the written order several hours before raiding the occupied West Bank homes of the Palestinian trio...

Jan 01 08:57

Construction in West Bank settlements booming despite declared freeze

Despite the construction freeze, dozens of settlements in the West Bank are experiencing a building boom, even on the eve of another visit to the region by U.S. envoy George Mitchell to try to restart talks for a final settlement between the Israelis and Palestinians.

Jan 01 08:56

Israeli forces shut down Hebron tree planting

Hebron – Ma’an – Israeli authorities banned a group of Palestinians from planting trees near the West Bank city of Hebron on Friday after settlers disrupted their work, organizers said.

Dozens of Palestinian residents were planting trees in the Al-Buwiryah area, near the settlement of Kiryat Arba, responding to a call from senior Fatah leaders.

Members of the group said settlers arrived in the area, interrupting the planting. Israeli soldiers on the scene declared the area a closed military zone and confiscated a number of trees, participants said.

The soldiers also ordered a Palestinian photojournalist, Nasser Ash-Shyukhi, not to photograph the incident.

Jan 01 08:52

URGENT ~ VIVA PALESTINA NEEDS YOUR HELP NOW

We have friends on both the Code Pink Gaza Freedom March (stranded and protesting in Egypt) and also on the Viva Palestina Convoy waiting for boats to go to Al Arish. Because of the volatile situation in Egypt we have devoted more time to monitoring that situation than reporting on our Irish boys from Derry. So we plan to do some catching up on the Viva Palestina convoy now because they are about to face a trying and dangerous time.

Jan 01 08:52

WHO ARE THE REAL TERRORISTS?

No matter how many times you see it, the capacity for people to believe what they want to believe, rather than what is actually true, is astounding — and those who want to depict Islam as the ultimate evil seem to grant themselves special license to live that way:

Jan 01 08:51

WHAT WOULD ISRAELIS DO IF THE TABLES WERE TURNED?

The question we have to ask ourselves is this: If anybody treated us like we’re treating the people in Gaza, what would we do?

Jan 01 08:51

UN to withdraw staff from Pakistan

The United Nation is to withdraw a quarter of its international staff from Pakistan as the country descends further into violence.

At least 11 UN workers have been killed in Pakistan in the last year, and over 500 people have died in attacks since the army began an offensive against militants in the Taleban stronghold of South Waziristan in October.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

If the US's goal in Pakistan was complete destabilization of civilian and governmental structures, then one must say, at this point, mission accomplished.

If this was not the outcome desired by the US, then we have created an absolute nightmare scenario in a country which does have nuclear weapons.

Jan 01 08:51

PLAYING FOR CHANGE: PEACE THROUGH MUSIC

From the award-winning documentary, “Playing For Change: Peace Through Music”, comes an incredible rendition of the legendary Bob Marley song “One Love” with Keb’ Mo’ and Manu Chao. This is the third video from the documentary and a follow up to the classic “Stand By Me” and the incredible “Don’t Worry.” Released in celebration of Bob Marley’s birthday on February 6th, this tribute to the legend is performed by musicians around the world adding their part to the song as it traveled the globe.

Jan 01 08:48

Former homeland security chief argues for whole-body imaging

The writer was secretary of homeland security from 2005 to 2009 and is co-founder of the Chertoff Group, a security and risk-management firm whose clients include a manufacturer of body-imaging screening machines.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

In other words, this guy makes money off of these airport scares.

Jan 01 08:47

Since when did non-interventionism become anti-semitism

Republican Congressman Ron Paul, Democratic Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee, and actor Ben Stein recently had a debate on Larry King's show on CNN about the situation in Yemen. Ironically the strongest debate was between to two Republicans, Ron Paul and Ben Stein who vehemently disagree about interventionism in the middle east.

Jan 01 08:34

Judge drops charges against Blackwater guards accused of massacre

In a rebuke to government prosecutors, a federal judge dismissed criminal charges against five Blackwater security guards accused of fatally shooting 14 people in Baghdad in September 2007.

The case was among the most sensational that sought to hold Blackwater employees accountable for what was seen as a culture of lawlessness and a lack of accountability as it carried out its duties in Iraq.

The five guards, who had been part of a convoy of armored vehicles, had been charged with killing 14 unarmed Iraqi civilians and wounding 18 others during an unprovoked attack at a busy Baghdad traffic circle using gunfire and grenades.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Imagine my (utter) absence of surprise.

The people who own the corporations which provide hired mercenaries now understand that there will be absolutely no accountability for any deaths or injuries caused to innocent foreigners by these people.

Jan 01 07:26

NATO Fuel Tankers Attacked by Gunmen in Pakistan

On Friday Gunmen attacked two tankers which were driving through Pakistan’s Baluchistan province. The tankers were traveling to Afghanistan to supply fuel to the NATO troops stationed there...

Jan 01 07:15

"Why Aren't Americans Fighting Back?"

"Why Aren't Americans Fighting Back?"

A non-US-citizen celebrates an attack on the CIA, and asks why Americans tolerate occupation

A foreign friend of mine, who must remain nameless here, recently contacted me to wish me a happy New Year and to celebrate the martyrdom operation in Afghanistan that claimed the lives of eight CIA agents. "This is wonderful!" he enthused. "Eight CIA agents at once! They must have had excellent intelligence and pulled everything off perfectly."

I said I found it hard to get excited about a bunch of people getting killed, regardless of what they may have done to deserve it.

Jan 01 00:42

Gingrich openly says let’s ‘profile’ and ‘actively discriminate’

Another prominent Republican has joined the chorus of conservatives championing open discrimination against Muslims after the failed Christmas terror plot.

December 31, 2009

Dec 31 22:39

Declare independence from gambling Wall Street banksters: Move your money and demand full reform

*hyperlinks and video live at source*

In the holiday movie, It’s a Wonderful Life, the community banker played by Jimmy Stewart is in a fight for his life, and unknowingly has his community’s future in his hands. The difference for the survival of his community is access to bank credit, focused in the film on the ability to have a home. The antagonist is a destructive banker who would turn the community into a slum as a function of his short-sighted and loveless domination.

Dec 31 22:18

I Scared.... "Constitutional Scholar" takes a piss on the Bill of Rights

If someone were doing their job in government - supposing - even for the sake of argument that our president were a madman and didn't know what he was doing - and our system of checks and balances worked this would be stopped TODAY.

Dec 31 20:48

Israel’s hidden friends: troubled misfits in our midst

Redress Information & Analysis highlights the problem of false friends in Britain’s Palestine solidarity movement and urges genuine activists to steer clear from them.

"As veteran campaigners for justice for the Palestinian and other downtrodden peoples all over the world, our advise to our friends and comrades in the struggle for justice is this: steer clear of troubled, time-wasting, immature pretenders like Tony Greenstein and Mark Elf. Do not engage with them or else they will drag you down to the subterranean hovel they inhabit.

"If Greenstein, Elf and others in their camp wish to campaign against Zionism and racism, then we should welcome this and wish them good luck. But let them do it in parallel to us, not together with us."

Dec 31 16:52

Fed Judge Gives Blackwater Huge New Year's Gift, Dismisses All Charges In Iraq Massacre

A federal judge in Washington DC has given Erik Prince’s Blackwater mercenaries a huge New Year’s gift. Judge Ricardo Urbina dismissed all charges against the five Blackwater operatives accused of gunning down 14 innocent Iraqis in Baghdad’s Nisour Square in September 2007. Judge Urbina’s order, issued late in the afternoon on New Year’s Eve is a stunning blow for the Iraqi victims’ families and sends a clear message that US-funded mercenaries are above all systems of law—US and international...

Dec 31 15:19

COULD TERROR WAR BE RESPONSE BY GOP AND ISRAEL AGAINST THREATS TO THEIR GLOBAL PLANS?

Dec 31 15:18

Leading Global Warming Crusader: Cap and Trade May INCREASE CO2 Emissions

The problem is that the emissions just go someplace else. That’s what happened after Kyoto, and that’s what would happen again, if—as long as fossil fuels are the cheapest energy, they will be burned someplace. You know, the Europeans thought they actually reduced their emissions after Kyoto, but what happened was the products that had been made in their countries began to be made in other countries, which were burning the cheapest form of fossil fuel, so the total emissions actually increased...

Dec 31 15:15

US judge dismisses charges in Blackwater Iraq killings

A US federal judge has dismissed all charges against five guards from US security firm Blackwater over the killing of 17 Iraqis in 2007.

The five, contracted to defend US diplomatic personnel, were accused of opening fire on a crowd in Baghdad.

District Judge Ricardo Urbina said the US justice department had used evidence prosecutors were not supposed to have.

Dec 31 14:31

European Parliament to Investigate WHO and “Pandemic” Scandal

The Council of Europe member states will launch an inquiry in January 2010 on the influence of the pharmaceutical companies on the global swine flu campaign, focusing especially on extent of the pharma‘s industry’s influence on WHO. The Health Committee of the EU Parliament has unanimously passed a resolution calling for the inquiry. The step is a long-overdue move to public transparency of a “Golden Triangle” of drug corruption between WHO, the pharma industry and academic scientists that has permanently damaged the lives of millions and even caused death...

Dec 31 13:59

Once In A Blue Moon Over Gaza

One hour from this posting.

Send your energy and prayers for a delivered Gaza in this new year.

Use this link to find your hour:

http://24timezones.com/

Dec 31 13:42

Plan for troops to dig graves during ‘winter of discontent’

Secret plans for troops to dig graves for the bodies left unburied during the “winter of discontent” were considered, previously unpublished government papers show.

But officials dropped the idea amid fears of “unseemly scenes” if soldiers clashed with pickets outside cemetery gates. [...]

The option of bringing in troops was floated. But the MoD opposed the idea on the grounds that it would be viewed with “distaste” by the local populations in important recruiting areas for the forces...

Dec 31 13:30

UNRWA: “Gaza is back beyond the Stone Age due to the siege”

The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) has denounced the continuation of the blockade imposed on the Gaza Strip. The Israeli occupation authorities will not allow materials essential for the reconstruction of Gaza to be imported into the territory. As a result, the people of Gaza have not been able to recover from the devastation caused by Israel’s brutal assault of a year ago.

Dec 31 13:20

Flight 253 Eyewitness: Authorities Are Lying About Terror Attack

Following up on a visit from FBI officials about an eyewitness account first described to MLive.com, Michigan attorney Kurt Haskell described the visit in comment sections across MLive on Wednesday.

Dec 31 13:18

Flight 253 passenger Kurt Haskell: 'I was visited by the FBI'

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And the official story of the crotch bomber changes yet again.

Dec 31 13:16

A NEW BEGINNING FOR HUMANITY WITH THE CHANGE WE WERE PROMISED

Dec 31 13:15

Latest Booga Booga to use the crotch bomber to keep from having to release the Guantanamo torture victims.

Dec 31 12:59

Canadian House of Commons Shut down Until March.

OTTAWA–Furious opposition MPs accused Prime Minister Stephen Harper of muzzling the House of Commons after he moved for the second time in a little more than a year to suspend Parliament.

Mired in controversy over an alleged cover-up on the torture of Afghan prisoners and eager to increase the Conservatives' power in the Senate, the government is closing down Parliament until March 3, the Prime Minister's Office said Wednesday.

teresac comment: These bustards still get paid even though they don't have to show up at the office. Canadian tax dollars at work.

Dec 31 12:33

Kazakhstan denies uranium deal with Iran

Kazakhstan has denied US reports of possible uranium supplies to Iran...

The authorities in Tehran have also refuted the reports. According to Iran’s official media, the Iranian UN office said in a statement that this information was “not true”.

The statement came after the Associated Press cited intelligence sources as saying that the countries are about to sign a deal to export 1,300 tons of uranium ore from Kazakhstan... read full article

Dec 31 12:16

Israeli settlers uproot trees and destroy natural water spring in northern West Bank

Israeli settlers uprooted trees and destroyed a natural water spring on Thursday that belongs to the villagers of Qarawit Bani Hassan in northern West Bank.

The villagers told local Media that the settlers destroyed the natural water spring that supplies the village and that its is their only source of water.

The settlers committed their attack under the protection of the Israeli military...

Dec 31 11:26

Rudd: It wasn't all bad

PRIME Minister Kevin Rudd has defended his government's 2009 record in a New Year's Eve address to the nation.

He focused on climate change...

Fireworks then lit up Sydney...

...but we are told they were 'carbon neutral'.

Yeah, right.

Dec 31 11:24

Egypt lacks the milk of human kindness

Stuart Littlewood views the obstacles being placed by Egypt on the path of the Viva Palestina international humanitarian aid convoy for Gaza, which are not only bloody minded and treacherous, but also betray a lack of any sense of brotherhood or compassion.

”Freedom activist are complaining that all this bickering with Egypt has diverted attention from the main culprits, Israel and America. But other culprits lurk in the evil swamp and Egypt is one of them. It is no bad thing that the spotlight falls on their treacherous behaviour.”

Dec 31 11:15

AP sources: CIA base chief killed in attack

WASHINGTON – The CIA said Thursday that seven of its employees were killed and six others wounded in a suicide bombing at a base in Afghanistan. The Associated Press has learned that one of them was the chief of the CIA's post in Afghanistan's southeastern Khost Province.

Dec 31 11:12

'Carousel' frauds plague European carbon trading markets

Just a few weeks ago, Europol, the cross-border police force, said that carbon trading fraudsters may have accounted for up to 90pc of all market activity in some European countries, with criminals mainly from Britain, France, Spain, Denmark and Holland pocketing an estimated €5bn (£4.5bn).

Dec 31 11:09

THE VIDEO ISRAEL WON’T LET ME WATCH

I went to the What Really Happened site
and clicked on the following…..

Fake Al Qaeda Actors EXPOSED! Adam Gadahn & Yousef al-Khattab
and this is what I got….
This video is not available in your country!

WHY???
What is Israel so afraid of?

Dec 31 11:08

PEACE WITH JUSTICE IN 2010 ~~ 25 WAYS TO MAKE IT A REALITY

A year ago, in the midst of the savage attack on Gaza, we in the Palestinian Center for Rapprochement between People in Beit Sahour issued a call for action composed of 25 things that ordinary people can do (list below). Today we are gathering in Bethlehem (Nativity Square 4-6 PM) in the last day of the year. Bethlehemite Children will read the names of close to 400 children murdered in Gaza a year ago and to pledge that in 2010 we will intensify our efforts including with boycotts, divestments and sanctions. The event in the square of the church of nativity.

Dec 31 11:07

TSA subpoenas bloggers, demands names of sources

Frischling said he met with two TSA special agents Tuesday night at his Connecticut home for about three hours and again on Wednesday morning when he was forced to hand over his lap top computer. Frischling said the agents threatened to interfere with his contract to write a blog for KLM Royal Dutch Airlines if he didn't cooperate and provide the name of the person who leaked the memo.

It literally showed up in my box," Frischling told The Associated Press. "I do not know who it came from." He said he provided the agents a signed statement to that effect.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The TSA, impotent to really protect American travelers, spring into action against a blogger posting one of their own directives on line in order to make themselves look "butch" to the American public.

Memo to the TSA: this didn't make you look butch; it made the agency look like the Keystone Cops, pathologically incapable of getting anything straight.

Dec 31 10:57

The proof that power corrupts (and no, it's not MPs' expenses)

After a year of outrage at MPs' dodgy expenses and extortionate bank bonuses, it is a maxim few of us will need convincing about.

But psychologists have proven the obvious - that nothing corrupts quite like power.

Researchers found that those in authority are more likely to cheat, lie and feather their own nests than ordinary citizens at the bottom of the pile.

Dec 31 10:54

Fighting Back: Ridding America of the Warmongers

Disgusted Americans who vote for politicians that talk peace yet, once elected, support wars, need to get active in between elections. Just voting every four years won’t hack it.

As MIT activist philosopher Noam Chomsky points out in his book “Failed States”(Metropolitan), “Opportunities for education and organizing abound. As in the past, rights are not likely to be granted by benevolent authorities, or won by intermittent actions---attending a few demonstrations or pushing a lever in the personalized quadrennial extravaganzas that are depicted as ‘democratic politics.’ …These tasks require dedicated day-by-day engagement…” Failure to grasp these opportunities “is likely to have ominous repercussions: for the country, for the world, and for future generations.”

Dec 31 10:53

Obama administration prepares public opinion for attack on Yemen

A series of US media reports suggest that new US-backed military attacks inside Yemen are imminent. Citing “two senior US officials,” CNN reported: “The US and Yemen are now looking at fresh targets for a potential retaliation strike.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Attention Saudi Arabia; look at the map.

If you thought going along with the US would keep you safe, look again.

Dec 31 10:51

Israelis Enjoy Massacre

Webmaster's Commentary: 

If these are God's chosen, then God is a sick psychotic bastard!

Dec 31 10:50

Great balls of fire! Embers 10,000 times hotter than our Sun left behind by supernova

The glowing embers left behind by one of the most powerful type of explosions in the Universe have been revealed for the first time.

Remnants from giant fireballs unleashed by a supernova are still glowing at temperatures 10,000 times hotter than the Sun thousands of years after the event.

They were captured by the Japanese Suzaku space observatory, after unusual features were detected in the Jellyfish Nebula (IC 443), 5,000 light years away.

Dec 31 10:49

Drone Porn: The Newest YouTube Hit

Webmaster's Commentary: 

SEE REAL LIVE-BUT-NOT-FOR-LONG INNOCENT PEOPLE BLOWN TO BLOODY BITS LIKE CHEAP STIR-FRY BY WEAPONS YOU PAY FOR!!!!!!!!

Dec 31 10:48

Obama administration prepares public opinion for attack on Yemen

Once again, as in the case of Afghanistan and Iraq, American imperialism is preparing a military bloodbath in an impoverished country, using a terrorist attack—in this case a failed attempt—as the pretext. According to reports by the UN and Yemeni government statistics, some 35 percent of the adult population of the country is unemployed. Yemen is the poorest of the Arab countries, has exhausted its very limited oil export capacity, and now faces severe water shortages.

But Yemen possesses, like Afghanistan and Iraq, a highly strategic geographic location, adjacent to Saudi Arabia, the world’s largest oil exporter, and the Red Sea, controlling access to the Suez Canal. Yemen also borders on the Gulf of Aden, the shipping route for much of the oil leaving the Persian Gulf.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

When peaceful revolution is impossible, violent revolution is inevitable.

We are, yet again, supporting a tin-pot dictator, who has absolutely no concern about the quality of the lives of his citizens, just as we did with Batista in Cuba, and the Shah in Iran.

We all appreciate just how well those scenarios turned out for the US.

Yemen's government is generally characterized as one of the most corrupt in the region, and that is saying something. It is disfunctional in terms of making any strides whatsoever toward the betterment of the conditions of its people.

That makes insurgency attractive for those who have nothing left to lose.

We should be using a carrot/stick approach, getting Saleh's government to be more accountable to its people, and providing the infrastructure in which people believe that they can dare to have some hope for their future, as well as the future of their children.

Of course, that would be logical.

Unless there is a radical change in the Yemen government, this insurgency in Yemen will most likely take the form of the insurgency in Afghanistan, against which the US and NATO are fighting a losing battle, no matter how many more soldiers, mercenaries, and money they are throwing at the issue.

With all these wars without end (including a possible military confrontation with Iran), one has to wonder just when some kind of a draft in the US will be reinstated. It won't be called a draft, of course; just some kind of mandatory "national service", which our young men and women are forced to do before they can continue their education after high school.

I wouldn't bet against it, under Obama's watch.

Dec 31 10:45

CROTCH-BOMBER: Pants on Fire

What made me first doubt the story by its first referral was the absolute illogical plot, trying to explode an aircraft during its preparations for landing and not during the long flight across the Atlantic. Later, other circumstances were added.

In an early statement of the rescuer, Jasper Schuringa – the passenger who leapt out of his seat on the other side of the plane and put out the fire, it is claimed, “He was shaking. He didn’t resist anything. It’s just hard to believe that he was trying to blow up this plane. He was in a trance. He was very afraid.”

Dec 31 10:34

Gaza sees more newborns of malformation

The pain continued for a couple of months before she was finally able to get the medical checkup, and the results left her shocked and speechless. The child she was carrying suffered from malformation and may die either inside her womb or shortly after birth.

The baby came to this world while his brain hung out of his head like a bag of skin covering his eyes, therefore, the baby will never experience sight. Meanwhile, he could not breathe either because of the malformation in his nose as it appears clogged.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The weapons used by Israel's IDF during Operation Cast Lead were most likely responsible for this and scores of other birth defects seen in Gaza.

Your tax dollars at work, folks.

Dec 31 10:24

Ramping up ther booga booga

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We are told by ABCNNBBCBS that the bomber said this and the bomber said that (just like the Fort Hood shooter) but we never actually get to SEE him makes these obviously provocative statements, do we?

Is that because seeing him on a waterboard screaming what his torturers want him to say might give away the scam?

Dec 31 10:21

Are Taxes the Root of Unhappiness?

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From the School of Foregone Conclusions; people with lower taxes are happier.

Dec 31 10:19

FLASHBACK: Yemen seizes Israel-linked 'Islamic' cell

Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh has said the security forces have arrested a group of alleged Islamist militants linked to Israeli intelligence.

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Dec 31 10:16

Rose Parade attendees surrender 4th Amendment rights in bizzare police squad program

The L.A. Times, in a cutesy story about elderly Pasadena Rose Parade volunteers, inadvertently included details of a Pasadena Police program that would make Pol Pot jealous.

Nicknamed "Parade Watch", the program consists of 50 volunteers trained by local police to "be on the lookout for suspicious activity" . In order to help "look out for the bad guys", participation in the program requires citizens to sign a form agreeing that their own vehicle can be searched.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

At which point I would stop being a volunteer.

Dec 31 10:16

2010: Welcome to Orwell’s World

In Nineteen Eighty-Four, George Orwell described a superstate called Oceania, whose language of war inverted lies that "passed into history and became truth. ‘Who controls the past,’ ran the Party slogan, ‘controls the future; who controls the present controls the past.’"

Barack Obama is the leader of a contemporary Oceania. In two speeches at the close of the decade, the Nobel Peace Prize winner affirmed that peace was no longer peace, but rather a permanent war that "extends well beyond Afghanistan and Pakistan" to "disorderly regions and diffuse enemies." He called this "global security" and invited our gratitude. To the people of Afghanistan, which America has invaded and occupied, he said wittily: "We have no interest in occupying your country."

Dec 31 10:14

Officials Claim Second Man Unrelated To Christmas Attack

Having first denied the very existence of a possible accomplice in the Christmas Day bombing attempt, officials are now denying that a second man detained in the aftermath of the Flight 253 incident had anything to do with the attack, completely contradicting multiple eyewitness accounts.

Authorities have attempted to downplay the significance of other men seen involved in the plot, including an Indian man that helped bomber Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab board the plane, another man witnessed filming the entire flight including the bombing attempt, as well as an Indian man handcuffed by the FBI after sniffer dogs detected something suspicious in his luggage.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Shades of ...

1. The Girl in the Polka Dot Dress at the RFK assassination.

2. John Doe #2 at the OK City Bombing.

3. The extra shooters at Columbine.

4. etc. etc, etc.

Dec 31 10:12

Is the Detroit Nigerian "Terrorist" A Patsy?

The bumbling Nigerian “terrorist” who set his lap on fire on board an airliner in Detroit Christmas day will provide days or weeks of conveniently hysterical headlines, along with excuses to target West Africa and Yemen for extra special attention from the American military, and the usual host of justifications for existing US policies in what used to be called 'the war on terror'. But the similarities between his case, and that of incompetent “terrorists” in Fort Dix New Jersey, in Miami's Liberty City and elsewhere raise serious questions about the whole incident.

Dec 31 10:11

Pentagon Sees Covert Move In Somalia As Blueprint

Military operations in Somalia by American commandos, and the use of the Ethiopian Army as a surrogate force to root out operatives for Al Qaeda in the country, are a blueprint that Pentagon strategists say they hope to use more frequently in counterterrorism missions around the globe.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Counter-terrorism" appears to be the new euphemism for "invasion."

Dec 31 10:09

Hamas says Israeli demands 'impossible'

As reported by Ynet shortly after the Israeli stand was relayed to Hamas, the movement decided that the Israeli formula was unacceptable and demanded a significant improvement in order to resume the talks on the deal, which is aimed at securing the release of kidnapped soldier Gilad Shalit.

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One has to wonder if this is going to be the excuse Israel uses to go back into Gaza, guns blazing.

Dec 31 10:09

BOMBSHELL: Evidence Clearly Indicates Staged Attack on Detroit Flight

Dec 31 10:05

Buy an African baby; bomb some African villages

Did anyone ask movie star Angelina Jolie how much she paid for the Ethiopian baby she adopted? Or should I say how much she “donated,” most of which ended up in the hands of the national crime syndicate known as the Government of Ethiopia.

Just about anyone can buy a baby in Ethiopia these days, you know what I mean, “adopt”? It costs about $30,000. Cash. Some reports say over 3,000 were sold . . . adopted, last year alone.

It has turned into a major cash flow for the Godfathers of the Ethiopian “government.” Do the math, 3,000 times $30,000, in one year, and another London bank account or three is going to have to be set up to be stuffed chock full of some very sick money.

Dec 31 10:04

Officials: U.S. Army Told of Hasan's Contacts with al Qaeda

U.S. intelligence agencies were aware months ago that Army Major Nidal Malik Hasan was attempting to make contact with an individual associated with al Qaeda, two American officials briefed on classified material in the case told ABC News.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

As we noted below, one of the "Al Qaeda" operatives Hasan may have been in contact with was Yousef al-Khattab, aka Joseph Cohen.

The Imam mentioned in this article, Anwar al Awlaki, is thought by many of his fellow clerics to be working with the CIA. When he was living in the US in 2002, a warrant for his arrest was inexplicably rescinded by the US Attorney in Denver, an indication that a deal may have been made then. Anwar al Awlaki was also claimed to have been a point of contact for two of the 9-11 accused.

Dec 31 10:00

Trial Transcript Reveals Hal Turner was "National Security Intelligence" and an "FBI Agent"

Dec 31 09:59

Cranking up the anti-Iran propaganda.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Read this carefully. Nobody has any actual proof that Iran had anything to do with this kidnapping in Iraq. It is all supposition and empty accusation.

But the PR ramp-up is unmistakable.

Iran is about to be attacked.

Dec 31 09:52

Khattab (aka Joseph Cohen) Removes All Traces of Link to Ft. Hood Killer Hasan

But whether or not this particular "Slave of Allah" is Nidal Hasan is not important. Certainly the Revolution Muslim user "ooklepookle" is Hasan's friend Duane Reasoner. What is important is that Khattab has been busy removing webpages from his site connecting him to "ooklepookle".

When we originally reported the relationship we had to use a Google cache page. All webpages showing "ooklepookle" at Revolution Muslim had already been removed. Google's archive -- a snapshot of what the webpage looked like at a single moment in time -- remained.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So, given that Yousef al-Khattab is actually Joseph Cohen and one of the numerous fake Al Qaeda used to create a justification for war, then a link from Cohen to Nidal Hasan suggests that the Fort Hood incident was in reality a normal Mossad false-flag operation.

Dec 31 09:48

Billions in Recent Yememi Investments and The Underwear Bomber’s Daddy. It’s a Small World Ain’t It?

Daddy Warbucks, whose banking ties are under threat of serious set-backs, goes to the State Department and then the CIA and all of a sudden his lonely, college drop-out, populist son, ends up getting on a flight and setting his nuts on fire and the good-old U.S. of A can now come running in to the rescue to save all those precious investments in Yemen that are directly tied to, you guessed it, the underwear bomber’s daddy. A small world, ain’t it?

I hope that clears things up a little bit.

Either that or they just “hate us for our freedom”. Take your pick.

Dec 31 09:46

How Stupid Do They Think We Are?

Public reaction to the Christmas Day attempt by Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab to blow Northwest Airlines flight 273 all over Detroit, by allegedly igniting explosive strapped to his nuts, can be gauged by the willingness with which travellers will now accept the four hour check-in time for flights to the US and the quiet acceptance with which they subject themselves to increasingly invasive body searches. The campaign to make air travel a nightmare experience, for all but the political elite, continues to be ramped up. The US Transport Security Administration has just issued the following directive to all airlines flying to US destinations.....

Dec 31 09:45

FINALLY…. THE NY TIMES FOUND SOME SPACE TO ‘FIT SOME NEWS’

Protesters Gather in Cairo for March to Gaza

Dec 31 09:40

Ben Stein calls Ron Paul antisemitic on Larry King

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In addition to the anti-Semite crap, note that both Ben Stein and Sheila Jackson Lee push the agenda that we are attacking all these other countries to defend ourselves. Note that Ron Paul states correctly that the US started bombing Yemen weeks ago and that the official story of the crotch bomber claims that he did what he did in response to those attacks.

Ben Stein then immediately responds with the "we are defending ourselves" propaganda which is exactly what Hitler said right after Gleiwitz!

Dec 31 09:39

Houthi Leader: Yemeni civilians targeted by design

31/12/2009 - Abd Al Malek Badreldin Al Houthi launched an urgent appeal today by audio message to listeners everywhere:

He questions the deafening silence of the world to the savage crimes against humanity now being committed in Yemen by Saudi, Yemeni, and USA warplanes targeting innocent civilians, and killing women and children, as they bombard population centers far away from the battle fields: towns, market places, mosques...

Dec 31 09:35

Ron Paul “They’re Terrorist Because We’re Occupiers”

Dec 31 09:31

OPEN LETTER TO THE GAZA FREEDOM MARCHERS

After a lot of hesitation and deliberation, we are writing to call on you to reject the “deal” reached with the Egyptian leadership (through Mrs. Mubarak). This deal is bad for us and, we deeply feel, terrible for the solidarity movement.

We initially felt that if representatives of all forty some countries can go to Gaza and lead a symbolic march along Palestinians it would convey the message to the world public opinion, our main target. However, after listening to the Egyptian Foreign Minister’s press conference last night on Aljazeera and the way he described the deal in details, we are unambiguous in perceiving this compromise as too heavy, too divisive and too destructive to our future work and networking with various solidarity movements around the world.

Dec 31 09:26

Detroit flight hero says failed bombing mirrors his script

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Now this is REALLY starting to stink!!!!

Dec 31 09:22

Record US aid goes on armaments

UST before Christmas, US President Barack Obama signed into law one of his country's biggest aid pledges of the year. It was bound not for Africa or any of the many struggling countries on the World Bank's list.

It was a 10-year deal for $US2.77 billion ($A3.1 billion) to go to Israel in 2010 and a total of $US30 billion over the next decade, mainly to be spent on US military hardware.

Despite the serious financial crisis in the US economy, the US is proceeding with its increased aid package to Israel.

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"Israel is bound by the agreement to use 75 per cent of the aid to buy military devices made in the US — and in a recession, those military factories are critical to many towns."

Yeah, well, couldn't we spend the same tax money on hiring the same people to build something THIS country needs?

Like a flood control system?

Bridges that don't collapse?

Schools?

Hospitals?

I mean, Israel does such bad things with those weapons we give them.

Dec 31 09:13

No Rise of Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide Fraction in Past 160 Years, New Research Finds

Most of the carbon dioxide emitted by human activity does not remain in the atmosphere, but is instead absorbed by the oceans and terrestrial ecosystems.

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Gee, you think?

Dec 31 08:54

Russia Considers Sending Spacecraft to Knock Away Asteroid?

(*Somebody's got to do it . Where it could be life saving on a global scale , don't hold your breath waiting for the US to do anything about it . We've got wars to wage !
:official white horse souse)

Dec 31 08:35

THE FEAR DECADE: Since 911 we've embraced our inner coward.

...Then came 9/11/01. It was the defining event of the decade that ends today, a fin-de-siècle moment for a previously proud nation's once glorious history...
Governments act stupid and mean. That's normal. What the Fear Decade made different was us. It made us let the government do whatever it wanted.

Dec 31 08:35

Measuring the Impact of the Stimulus Package with Economic Models

It’s been nearly a year since the stimulus package of 2009 was passed. Unfortunately most attempts to answer the question “What was the size of the impact?” are still based on economic models in which the answer is built-in, and was built-in well before the stimulus. Frequently the same economic models that said, a year ago, the impact would be large are now trotted out to show that the impact is large. In other words these assessments are not based on the actual experience with the stimulus. I think this has confused public discourse

Dec 31 08:29

TSA Security Directive SD-1544-09-06 : The Fallout From NW253

The following is the complete text of the US DHS security directive as implemented by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA).

I post this text with no commentary or opinion; it is posted in its entirety as fact for you to better understand what is currently occurring in the realm of international aviation security.

Happy Flying & remember to use the lavatory 61 minutes prior to arrival in the US from overseas

Dec 31 08:20

Anniversary of a cosmic blast

Five years ago today — on December 27, 2004 — the Earth was attacked by a cosmic blast.

The scale of this onslaught is nearly impossible to exaggerate. The flood of gamma and X-rays that washed over the Earth was detected by several satellites designed to observe the high-energy skies. RHESSI, which observes the Sun, saw this blast. INTEGRAL, used to look for gamma rays from monster black holes, saw this blast. The newly-launched Swift satellite, built to detect gamma-ray bursts from across the Universe, not only saw this blast, but its detectors were completely saturated by the assault of energy… even though Swift wasn’t pointed anywhere near the direction of the burst!

Dec 31 07:10

Glad To See Fox Is On The Case

"Did Iran have [a] role in the attempted Delta plane bombing?"

Dec 31 07:00

Israel's 10 worst errors of the decade

1. The Siege of Gaza
2. The Siege of Gaza
3. The Siege of Gaza
4. The Siege of Gaza
5. The Siege of Gaza
6. The Siege of Gaza
7. The Siege of Gaza
8. The Siege of Gaza
9. The Siege of Gaza
10. The Siege of Gaza

Dec 31 06:58

'Afghan soldier' kills CIA staff

Eight Americans working for the CIA have died in a bomb attack in Afghanistan, the worst against US intelligence officials since 1983.
A bomber wearing an explosive vest entered Forward Operating Base Chapman in Khost Province, near Pakistan.

Dec 31 06:57

Poll: Americans most admire Obama, Clinton, Palin

President Obama is the man Americans admired most in 2009, a USA TODAY/Gallup Poll finds, while Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and former Alaska governor Sarah Palin are virtually tied as the most-admired woman.

Methinks USA TODAY/Gallup must be polling people in asylums

Dec 31 06:45

Using False Accusations Of “Anti-Semitism” As A Weapon To Silence Criticism Of Israel’s Behaviour

Using False Accusations Of “Anti-Semitism” As A Weapon To Silence Criticism Of Israel’s Behaviour

By Ulli Diemer

30 December, 2009

”At the same time as it attempts to crush internal resistance, the Israeli state, aided by its supporters in the United States and Canada, has launched extremely aggressive and well-financed propaganda campaigns abroad whose goal is to counteract the decline in support for Israel.

http://www.countercurrents.org/diemer301209.htm

Dec 31 06:42

Detroit terror attack: United States 'plans retaliatory attacks on Yemeni soil'

The United States is planning to attack al Qaeda militants in Yemen in retaliation for the attempt to bring down an aeroplane over Detroit on Christmas Day, it has been reported.

Dec 31 06:40

Six Georgia Congressmen Challenge Greenhouse Regulations

Six Republican congressmen from Georgia have signed onto an Atlanta-based organization's legal challenge of a federal announcement that could lead to government regulation of greenhouse gas emissions.

The Southeastern Legal Foundation filed a petition last week calling on the Environmental Protection Agency to reconsider its Dec. 7 "endangerment finding" declaring carbon dioxide and other gases linked to global warming a threat to public health and the environment.

The petition argues that news of a conspiracy within the scientific community to hide evidence that calls into question manmade impacts on global warming has emerged since the closing of public comment on the EPA filing.

Dec 31 06:34

Petraeus '90% certain' Peter Moore was held in Iran

I've heard that Elvis is alive and also being held in Iran. Really.

Dec 31 06:23

Economist: Health Care Bill “Is Just Another Bailout Of The Financial System”

Economist: Health Care Bill “Is Just Another Bailout Of The Financial System”

Washington’s Blog
Thursday, Dec 31st, 2009

It is obvious that many republicans oppose the proposed health care bill. But many liberals and progressives oppose it as well.

For example, economist L. Randall Wray writes:

Here’s the opportunity, Wall Street’s newest and bestest gamble: there is a huge untapped market of some 50 million people who are not paying insurance premiums—and the number grows every year because employers drop coverage and people can’t afford premiums. Solution? Health insurance “reform” that requires everyone to turn over their pay to Wall Street.

Dec 31 05:59

The Old 'False-Flag Trick'

Government is the only human enterprise that profits from failure. Once that principle is understood, many otherwise inexplicable choices made by ruling elites and their servants can be made intelligible. For instance, we can begin to understand the perverse persistence governments display in courting preventable catastrophes, and then capitalizing on such incidents to enhance their power to do exactly the same things that resulted in disaster. In this case, in addition to requiring the helotry to undergo unconscionable personal violations before flying, the Regime is exploiting the incident aboard Northwest Flight 253 to escalate the ongoing military assault on Yemen, thereby increasing the human misery that helps propel international terrorism.

Dec 31 04:08

Egypt To Allow Convoy To Enter Gaza - Galloway Statement

George Galloway gives a statement explaining a deal that has been reached between the Turkish side of the Viva Palestina Convoy the Egyptian Government allowing the convoy to proceed to Gaza. Aired on December 30, 2009

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