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"If the debt which the banking companies owe be a blessing to anybody, it is to themselves alone, who are realizing a solid interest of eight or ten per cent on it. As to the public, these companies have banished all our gold and silver medium, which, before their institution, we had without interest, which never could have perished in our hands, and would have been our salvation now in the hour of war; instead of which they have given us two hundred million of froth and bubble, on which we are to pay them heavy interest, until it shall vanish into air... We are warranted, then, in affirming that this parody on the principle of 'a public debt being a public blessing,' and its mutation into the blessing of private instead of public debts, is as ridiculous as the original principle itself. In both cases, the truth is, that capital may be produced by industry, and accumulated by economy; but jugglers only will propose to create it by legerdemain tricks with paper." -- Thomas Jefferson to John W. Eppes, 1813.

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July 20, 2010

Jul 20 09:09

Sources: Amiri Told CIA Iran Has No Nuclear Bomb Program

Contrary to a news media narrative that Iranian scientist Shahram Amiri has provided intelligence on covert Iranian nuclear weapons work, CIA sources familiar with the Amiri case say he told his CIA handlers that there is no such Iranian nuclear weapons program, according to a former CIA officer.

Philip Giraldi, a former CIA counterterrorism official, told IPS that his sources are CIA officials with direct knowledge of the entire Amiri operation.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Unfortunately, the truth is most likely not going to derail this strident march toward a military confrontation with Iran, courtesy of Israel and the US.

Jul 20 09:06

What they are REALLY doing in Iran!

Jul 20 09:05

Mexico car bomb: 'Colombianization' of Mexico nearly complete

Last week's Mexico car bomb in the border town of Cuidad Juarez killed three. It is the first known use of a car bomb against authorities and marks a troubling new level of violence in the country's brutal drug war.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Memo to the US government; if there was ever a good time to start protecting our borders, now would be a damn fine time to start!!

Jul 20 09:03

Chavez Warns of US Military Escalation

"There are highly alarming elements: the military exercises that the South Koreans and gringos performed in the Yellow Sea; the pressure on Iran for daring to develop nuclear energy for peaceful purposes; the mobilization of U.S. and Israeli troops near Iran's coasts, and the violence in Iraq and Afghanistan occupied by the empire," Chavez said during his usual Sunday news commentary, "Las lineas de Chavez."

Chavez denounced the continuing and false accusations by Obama government agencies regarding alleged links between Caracas and international drug trafficking, and the surprising presence on unconvincing explanations for thousands of U.S. marines in Costa Rica and the overflights of Dutch aircraft in Venezuelan territory.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I hate to say it, but Chavez has got this right.

And of course, the Obama administration would accuse the Venezuelan government of involvement with drug trafficking, while conveniently ignoring the Medellin cartel next door in Columbia, the US's "good geopolitical friend" in the region.



Jul 20 09:02

The Transformation of American Warfare: Fighting Wars with Robots

The Pentagon is rapidly improving its ability to fight wars with robots. This capability is “bringing about the most profound transformation of warfare since the advent of the atom bomb,” says Scientific American, and raises “a host of ethical and legal issues.”

Jul 20 09:01

Goldman Profit Drops 82%

Goldman Sachs Group Inc., clobbered by turbulent markets and charges to settle the U.S. government's civil-fraud complaint, posted its lowest earnings since the peak of the financial crisis.

Jul 20 08:55

Report: Egypt's Mubarak dying of cancer

Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak is thought by intelligence agencies to be dying of cancer affecting his stomach and pancreas, The Washington Times reported.

U.S. and Western intelligence agencies, determining the 82-year-old leader was terminally ill, have been watching for a transition of power in the Middle Eastern nation that is a vital U.S. ally, the Times reported Monday.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

If these reports are true, it will be an absolute game-changer in the Middle East.

The next elections are not scheduled until September of 2011. If Mubarak does not live to that point in time, however, one has to wonder if there will be an interim "caretaker government", or a call for special elections at the time of his demise.

Jul 20 08:54

Apple Tells Congressmen It Batches, Encrypts Location Data

Apple told Congress it collects location information about users of the iPhone, iPad and Mac computers in batches and encrypts it before sending it over a WiFi connection from the device to Apple's servers every 12 hours.



Jul 20 08:53

THE "BIG BANG" IS JUST RELIGION DISGUISED AS SCIENCE

In recent times, our expanding technology has confirmed that Galileo and Bruno were right, and Aristotle and the church were flat out wrong. The Earth does move. There are no deferents or epicycles, or even epicycles on the epicycles. The models of the universe which are based on a moving Earth are quite accurate and able to predict the behaviors of the planets as evidence by the fact that we send spacecraft to those planets on a regular basis.

The theory of a geocentric universe and the theory of epicycles were not science. It was religious doctrine masked as science.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

linked in light of the story below which reports that the hunt for the so-called God Particle", the Higgs Bosun, has so far produced no positive results.

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Jul 20 08:50

Radiation scan problems only noticed after patients' hair falls out

New concern over lack of regulation in medical radiation has been spurred by a case in which more than 300 patients received excessive levels of radiation, but doctors only uncovered the problem when patients' hair began to fall out.

The radiation errors occurred at three hospitals in Los Angeles and one in Alabama, during heart tests performed with a special form of computed tomography (CT) scan. Some patients received more than eight times the intended radiation dose

Jul 20 08:46

Israel considers changing law to allow seizure of more Palestinian property

ISRAEL IS considering extending to east Jerusalem a law on abandoned properties, allowing the state to take control of Palestinian property worth millions of euro.

If the Israeli courts approve the move, the government will be entitled to take control of east Jerusalem buildings whose owners moved to enemy states during the 1948-9 Arab-Israeli war, Israel’s war of independence, and property owned by people living in the West Bank.

Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu, who views the whole of Jerusalem as Israel’s united capital, refused to give any public pledges, but reportedly promised US officials that Israel would refrain from “provocations” in Jerusalem during the period of peace talks with the Palestinians.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Should this law be changed to allow this seizing of Palestinian property under this pretext, this will be the last nail in the coffin of any potential "peace process", which is precisely what Netanyahu wants.

The Israeli government doesn't want peace; it wants territory, and by any means necessary.

Jul 20 08:40

Europe Considers New Penalties for Iran

The European Union is considering tough new sanctions against Iran to protest its nuclear program, including banning investment in the oil and gas sector and tightening restrictions on shipping and finance.

Countries in the bloc would stop “all cargo flights operated by Iranian carriers or originating from Iran with the exception of mixed passenger and cargo flights.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

IF approved, these EU sanctions are merely the prelude to the war which will almost inevitably follow.

And in this coming war, it will be American kids who will fight, die, and get maimed for life to neutralize yet another of Israel's alleged "existential enemies" in the Middle East.



Jul 20 08:40

It’s the End of the World As We Know It

First of all, despite clamping down on immigration, our population grew by 2.6M people last year. Unfortunately, not only did we not create jobs for those 2.6M new people but we lost about 4M jobs so what are these new people going to do? Not only that, but nobody is talking about the another major job issue: People aren’t retiring! They can’t afford to because the economy is bad - that means there are even less job openings… The pimply-faced kid can’t get a job delivering pizza because his grandpa’s doing it.

Jul 20 08:36

Growing Number of Prosecutions for Videotaping the Police

That Anthony Graber broke the law in early March is indisputable. He raced his Honda motorcycle down Interstate 95 in Maryland at 80 mph, popping a wheelie, roaring past cars and swerving across traffic lanes.

But it wasn't his daredevil stunt that has the 25-year-old staff sergeant for the Maryland Air National Guard facing the possibility of 16 years in prison. For that, he was issued a speeding ticket. It was the video that Graber posted on YouTube one week later -- taken with his helmet camera -- of a plainclothes state trooper cutting him off and drawing a gun during the traffic stop near Baltimore.

Jul 20 08:35

The Crucifixion of Mel Gibson

This is Hollywood paying Mel Gibson back for the unforgivable crime of making a movie about Jesus Christ several years ago. And for refusing to condemn his own father when Hollywood scum attacked Hutton Gibson for having his own views about World War 2. And for Mel telling a cop that Jews are behind all the wars of the world, which might’ve been an exaggeration, but not a huge one. They certainly were behind the Iraq quagmire – over in Israel, the main newspaper bragged in 2003 that the Iraq War was a Jewish creation:

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Meanwhile, look at all the Hollywood luminaries who are ecstatic that Roman Polanski evaded punishment for drugging and raping a 13-year old girl!

(Anyone have Mel's number? I wonder if he needs an "recently liberated" visual effects guy for his next project.)

Jul 20 08:25

US-S.Korea war games to send 'clear message' to N.Korea

The United States and South Korea will launch a major military exercise on Sunday in the Sea of Japan as a warning to North Korea over the sinking of a South Korean ship, the two countries' defence chiefs said.

Seoul's defence ministry said earlier the drill had been relocated from the sensitive Yellow Sea (West Sea) to the Sea of Japan (East Sea) in deference to Chinese protests.

But Gates and Kim said future drills would be held in both seas.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is not a "...warning to North Korea"; this is a hamfisted message to China, seemingly engineered to encourage its recalcitrant client state back to the negotiating table.

Unfortunately, it may very well backfire, and have the absolute opposite outcome.



Jul 20 08:22

Sex-abuse case against rabbi raises larger issues

The case, with echoes of clergy sexual abuse incidents in the Catholic Church, is a reflection, scholars say, of similar abuse cases that have taken place in the orthodox Jewish community, where rabbis are held in high regard and the social penalties for criticizing clergy can be high.

A number of prominent orthdox rabbis have faced charges, including Baruch Lanner, the subject of a 2000 expose in The Jewish Week, and Yehuda Kolko, who was featured in a 2006 New York magazine article.

“There is a growing acknowledgment that we have a problem, which has taken a long time,’’ said Yosef Blau, an Orthodox rabbi who is the spiritual adviser at the theological seminary at New York’s Yeshiva University. “Denial has been very powerful in the community.’’

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Black hearts lurk under those white robes.

Jul 20 08:17

Documents show media plotting to kill stories about Rev. Jeremiah Wright

According to records obtained by The Daily Caller, at several points during the 2008 presidential campaign a group of liberal journalists took radical steps to protect their favored candidate. Employees of news organizations including Time, Politico, the Huffington Post, the Baltimore Sun, the Guardian, Salon and the New Republic participated in outpourings of anger over how Obama had been treated in the media, and in some cases plotted to fix the damage.

Jul 20 08:16

BOYCOTT REACHES WASHINGTON STATE ~~ AND UPDATES

“As far as I know – it concerns any Israeli products. We exempted “Peace Oil” – it’s a joint product produced by the Palestinian farmers. Any product that is made by the company that works to improve the conditions of the Palestinians will be exempted.”

Jul 20 08:15

GAZATOON ~~ ‘JAWS’




Jul 20 08:14

You are too white to be American! Says Latino KKK

Jul 20 08:11

Israel army 'ready' to bomb Hizbullah in civilian areas

Jul 20 08:08

BP OIL SPILL CRISIS!! METHANE EXPERT SAYS SEA WATER FLAMMABLE!MUST WATCH!

Jul 20 08:06

Signs of the times: Oil-spill victims on Grand Isle post protest

If you want to know how residents here feel about the oil spill, just read the signs that are posted on seemingly every electrical pole, planted in front yards or hung on the 10-foot stilts that keep houses off the ground in case of flooding. Some are funny, like the six-painting SpongeBob series or the old toilet labeled "BP Headquarters." Some are angry: "Cannot fish or swim. How the hell are we suppose [sic] to feed our kids now?" Others strain for pointed puns, dubbing BP the "Bayou Polluters."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

One has to wonder just when the seething anger people are feeling about having had their lives and livelihoods taken away from them here will move beyond the painting of signs, and just what form it will take.



Jul 20 08:05

Wall Streeters pulled back, but foreclosures swamp Nantucket natives

"It's two different markets," says Brian Sullivan, a broker for Maury People Sothebys. There's Wall Street, and everyone else. You can see that on Yahoo's real estate listing for distressed properties on Nantucket: nearly two-thirds are listed for under $1 million, the price sector dominated by the island's 12,000 year-round residents. But the banks have basically turned their backs on small borrowers, so anyone who does want to buy will have a hard time getting a loan. "They want to lend to people borrowing $1.5 million and up," says Sullivan.

Jul 20 08:03

Israel: No map of Palestinian state presented to Mubarak

The Arabic Asharq alawsat newspaper earlier quoted an Israeli source as saying Netanyahu showed Mubarak a map with the future borders of the Palestinian state. According to this report, Mubarak said the proposed map was far from the Palestinian and Arab demands for a state within the 1967 borders.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

If US administration wants to know the sincerity and truthfulness of Israeli leaders..they should ask them.."Show us the Palestinian map"...
The answer is there isn't any map...because Israel's intention is only to buy time while continue to build settlements and hoping that one day Palestinians will give up.

Jul 20 08:02

BP trying to legally ‘contaminate’ Gulf scientists: report

A BP plan to hire Gulf scientists could mean that there are fewer experts to testify against them when the oil spill case goes to trial.

The University of South Alabama turned does a BP offer to hire the entire marine science department after they obtained a copy of the contracts.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Unflipping believable, but perfectly predictable.

Jul 20 08:00

Victim's Daughter Decries Dismissal of Murder Charges

Daughter's tenacious pursuit had led to the arrest and charging of a suspect nearly three decades after a triple murder that the suspect had linked to "covert" government action. NBCLA's Patrick Healy reports the daughter was in court when the prosecutor moved for dismissal.



Jul 20 08:00

Argentina - Cold weather kills thousands of cattle and over 100 people

The polar wave that has trapped the Southern Cone of South America has caused an estimated one hundred deaths and killed thousands of cattle, according to the latest reports on Monday from Argentina, south of Brazil, Uruguay, Paraguay, Chile and Bolivia.

Jul 20 07:57

New Yorkers reject Palin's blithering bigotry

Sarah Palin’s semiliterate yet somehow Shakespearian tweet protesting the "Ground Zero mosque" has drawn fresh attention to a cause that excites bigots across the country. Her friend Mark Williams, the racist loudmouth expelled from the Tea Party movement over the weekend, is already leading a national campaign of agitation against the "mosque" and the worshippers of Islam’s "monkey god." Florida evangelist William Keller wants a piece of the fame and fortune, too. New York Republican gubernatorial candidate Rick Lazio even seems to believe that opposing the mosque — and perhaps all mosques — will revive his stagnating candidacy.

Jul 20 07:53

German court sentences priest to a 10-month suspended sentence for sexually abusing girls

A court in southern Germany has convicted a Roman Catholic priest of sexually abusing three underage girls and handed him a suspended sentence of 10 months.

The state court in Weiden said Tuesday it found the cleric guilty of unduly touching young girls below the waist during religious education classes in an elementary school in four cases last year.

Jul 20 07:52

Exclusive Intifada Interview with Ken O’Keefe: “Israel Executed People in International Waters”

Exclusive interview with the courageous ex-Marine , hero of the Gaza Freedom Flotilla, who subdued and disarmed two israeli Commandos

ELias:It was reported that you disarmed Israeli commandos. How many did you disarm and how?

kenneth O'Keefe: I was involved in disarming two of them, one of his 9mm pistol, the other of his assault rifle. They had fallen from the top deck to the deck below, myself and another brother were there, we immediately acted to neutralize and disarm them. It was that simple, I am sure any man of means would do what I did in that situation.



Jul 20 07:50

Iran to West: Stop backing terrorism

Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast has called on the US and certain European countries to stop supporting terrorism.
"Western countries had better stop supporting terrorists instead of giving them shelter on their soil and strengthening them," Mehmanparast said at his weekly press conference on Tuesday when asked about the recent Zahedan bombings.

On Thursday, two bombs were detonated in quick succession in front of the Zahedan Grand Mosque in the southeastern province of Sistan-Baluchestan. At least 27 people lost their lives and more than 100 others were injured in the incident.

Mehmanparast called on Western countries to provide an explanation as to why they back terrorist groups, for instance Jundallah, if they are really opposed to terrorism.

Jul 20 07:50

Modern Political Prisoners in America

When I was growing up, I learned in school that one of the reasons the United States of America was better than the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics was because we didn't hold political prisoners in our jails. That was something the bad, bad communists did.

Jul 20 07:45

Altered BP photo comes into question

A blogger has noticed that the oil giant altered a photograph of its Houston crisis room, cutting and pasting three underwater images into a wall of video feeds from remotely operated undersea vehicles. The altered photo is displayed prominently on the company's Web site.

Jul 20 07:43

California dominates small-biz bankruptcies



Jul 20 07:41

Hedge funds accused of gambling with lives of the poorest as food prices soar

Financial speculators have come under renewed fire from anti-poverty campaigners for their bets on food prices, blamed for raising the costs of goods such as coffee and chocolate and threatening the livelihoods of farmers in developing countries.

Jul 20 07:41

Repossessions could hit 175,000 a YEAR, according to unpublished Government report

Labour has been warned the number of repossessions could spiral to 175,000 in 2012, it can be revealed for the first time today.

The 'worst case scenario' prediction would have meant record-breaking numbers of families, equal to nearly 480 every day, being evicted from their homes.

Jul 20 07:40

French police struggle to restore order after two days of riots in Grenoble

"There's no future for hoodlums and delinquents because in the end the public authority always wins," he said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Louise XVI couldn't have said that better

Jul 20 07:39

The 6 Most Surprising Ways Alcohol Is Actually Good for You

Let's be clear: Alcoholism will kill you dead. Drunk driving will kill you, and probably multiple children along the way. There are no medical benefits to chronic drunkenness.

But for all the times booze gets us in trouble, every now and then it acts like a trusty sidekick, coming in to help us out of potentially embarrassing and life-threatening situations in ways we never thought possible.



Jul 20 07:38

Job-creating startups hit record low

Just 3.7% of out-of-work managers said they are starting their own businesses rather than look for a job. That compares with 7.6% in the same period a year ago and 9.6% in the second half of 2009. The previous low was 4.4% in the second half of 2008 when the credit crunch led to the financial crisis.

Jul 20 07:36

BP Insider Admits Disaster Call Center Is A Diversion, Don't Even Take Notes...

Jul 20 07:31

12 year old Girl Forced in Chertoff's Naked Body Scanner w/out Parents Knowing

Airport body scanners reveal all, but what about when it's your kid?

Jul 20 07:28

Bill Arkin: “Top Secret America” + Tim Shorrock: Why did it take them 7 years to do this story?

“Top Secret America” Washington Post Investigation Reveals Massive, Unmanageable, Outsourced US Intelligence System



Jul 20 07:28

Cities Rent Police, Janitors to Save Cash

Faced with a $118 million budget deficit, the city of San Jose, Calif., recently decided it could no longer afford its own janitors. So the city's budget called for dropping its custodial staff and hiring outside contractors to clean its city hall and airport, saving about $4 million.

To keep all its swimming pools open and staffed, the city is replacing some city workers with contractors.

Jul 20 07:27

Housing Starts Decline

Housing starts dropped by 5.0%, to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 549,000, the Commerce Department said Tuesday. Single-family housing starts slipped 0.7% to an annual rate of 454,000. Apartment construction fell harder.

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Jul 20 06:46

Ron Paul EXPOSES the Real GDP and Unemployment Numbers - VIDEO

Ron Paul explains the real GDP and unemployment numbers and how they are cooked to fool the public about the true severity of the economic crisis.



Jul 20 06:38

Group Calls for Hearings Into Google’s Ties to CIA and NSA

More information has emerged about Google’s relationship with the government and spook agencies (see PR Newswire below). The revelations should come as no surprise.

Jul 20 05:58

Times loses almost 90% of online readership

Based on the last available ABCe data for Times Online readership (from February 2010), which showed that it had 1.2 million daily unique users, and Hitwise's figures showing it had 15% of UK online newspaper traffic, that means a total of 332,800 daily users trying to visit the Times site.

If none of the people visiting the site have already registered, the one-on-four dropout rate means that traffic actually going from the registration site to the Times site is just 84,800, or 1.06% of total UK newspaper traffic – a 93% fall compared with May.

Jul 20 04:23

Napolitano Says Bush and Cheney Should Be Indicted

Ralph Nader talks with Judge Napolitano about a topic that has already been forgotten by Obama and the people.

Jul 20 04:20

How the US Economy is Being Deliberately Destroyed

"How can you have an economy without jobs?"

Good question.

Where have all the US jobs gone and why? And what are the long term consequences of this?

The US a Third World nation? For a lot of its citizens it's become so.

If it looks like a duck and quacks like duck, then maybe it is a duck.

Jul 20 02:55

BP photoshops fake photo of crisis command center, posts on main BP site

It looks like BP took a photo from 2001, and in order to make it look like the command center in July of 2010, they pasted pictures of the oil well leaking over the old photo.

Jul 20 00:16

Israel 'close to deal on F-35

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Jul 19 23:59

Zionism - Trojan Horse Of The West

For centuries the West has attempted to get a foothold in the Middle East. They finally succeeded in 1948 when the state of Israel supplanted the land formerly known as Palestine. Virgil wrote of how the Greeks were able to enter the city of Troy hidden in a huge wooden gift horse, similarly, the great nations of the western world successfully claimed the gateway to the Middle East by way of Zionism.

Jul 19 21:38

Israel Declares new missle a Success, Production Will Depend on US Funding

The largely US-funded “Iron Dome” missile defense system has been declared a runaway success by the Israeli military today, following a test of intercepting short range missiles.

Jul 19 21:23

GORDON DUFF: Our Unreported Cold War With Israel

OUR UNREPORTED ”COLD WAR” WITH ISRAEL

9/11 was like Pearl Harbor to America, uniting many, awakening bitter skepticism in a few. Where Pearl Harbor began America’s official role in crushing the Fascist juggernaut that threatened to dominate the world, 9/11 had quite the opposite effect. America’s response to 9/11 was oppression at home and a tirade of frenzied phobic reactions around the world. No American institution suffered more than the military. The team of Cheney and Rumsfeld, together since the disastrous Nixon years, began a process of purging America’s military of talent and leadership, instead building a force to serve a sinister agenda of religious heresy and extremist politics.

Jul 19 18:59

Pace man dies in shootout with Santa Rosa deputies

Five deputies with the Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office are on paid administrative leave after an armed Pace man was shot and killed Sunday night in his home...

Jul 19 18:09

Bomb-making tips, hit list behind Blogetery closure

More details are surfacing about why Blogetery.com, a blogging platform that claimed to service more than 70,000 blogs, was mysteriously booted from the Internet by its Web-hosting company.

The site was shut down after FBI agents informed executives of Burst.net, Blogetery's Web host, late on July 9 that links to al-Qaeda materials were found on Blogetery's servers, Joe Marr, chief technology officer for Burst.net, told CNET. Sources close to the investigation say that included in those materials were the names of American citizens targeted for assassination by al-Qaeda. Messages from Osama bin Laden and other leaders of the terrorist organization, as well as bomb-making tips, were also allegedly found on the server.

Jul 19 17:31

The Bibi & Obama Show - Raise and Fold

I presume Barack Obama's Likud membership card is in the mail. No doubt Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin "Bibi" Netanyahu has seen to it. After all, Obama has now paid his dues. After a few idle negative statements about expansion of Jewish settlements in the West Bank/East Jerusalem, Obama caved at the slightest push-back from the Israel lobby -- election year, you know -- and now he's apparently fine with them. He went from saying the settlement expansion "could end up being dangerous [!]" to saying, "I think that he [Netanyahu] is dealing with a very complex situation in a very tough neighborhood." We can be sure that Netanyahu will not permanently stop the expansion and Obama will not take any action -- such as cutting off the money -- to bring that about. (Even Gen.

Jul 19 16:58

AMERICA’S TARNISHED MILITARY PARTNERSHIP WITH ISRAEL

9/11 was like Pearl Harbor to America, uniting many, awakening bitter skepticism in a few. Where Pearl Harbor began America’s official role in crushing the Fascist juggernaut that threatened to dominate the world, 9/11 had quite the opposite effect. America’s response to 9/11 was oppression at home and a tirade of frenzied phobic reactions around the world. No American institution suffered more than the military. The team of Cheney and Rumsfeld, together since the disastrous Nixon years, began a process of purging America’s military of talent and leadership, instead building a force to serve a sinister agenda of religious heresy and extremist politics.

Jul 19 16:55

US-Israeli Belligerance Towards Iran and its Consequences

Israel thumps on the war drum leaving the US no choice but to follow thumping on the same drum. Their belligerence has known no bounds. This time the belligerence is against Iran. There’s no stopping the hawks. Not China, nor Russia nor any European country. All the five permanent UN Security Council members have signed the war warrant against Iran in the form of four sanctions for it’s refusal to stop the nuclear enrichment program that is considered it’s inherent right as NPT signatory. The US has out rightly rejected all of Iran’s proposals to end the crisis. UN is a 5-nation failed show.

Jul 19 16:41

Video: National Guard Staff Sergeant facing 16 years for filming retarded MD trooper

But it wasn't his daredevil stunt that has the 25-year-old staff sergeant for the Maryland Air National Guard facing the possibility of 16 years in prison. For that, he was issued a speeding ticket. It was the video that Graber posted on YouTube one week later -- taken with his helmet camera -- of a plainclothes state trooper cutting him off and drawing a gun during the traffic stop near Baltimore.

Jul 19 16:31

Health care law's massive, hidden tax change

Section 9006 of the health care bill -- just a few lines buried in the 2,409-page document -- mandates that beginning in 2012 all companies will have to issue 1099 tax forms not just to contract workers but to any individual or corporation from which they buy more than $600 in goods or services in a tax year.

Jul 19 16:05

Officials plan to end homelessness by 2014

"When I first came to this state when I was as a professor in the 1970s, I remember winos in the alleys, not chronic homelessness," said Hobson... executive director of the DESC since 1987.
"I think we’re raising a generation of young people to think that homelessness has always been a feature of America."

Jul 19 15:57

Homeless camp a symbol of rising problem

"I was working for a guy under the table, then he ran short on work," said the 55-year-old, who did not want to give his last name. "It doesn't take long when you're trying to pay rent."

Jul 19 15:53

An Open Letter to All Who Support Shalit’s Family

If the price for the release of one thousand Palestinian political prisoners is an Israeli soldier who was part of the criminal siege of Gaza, then so be it.

You understand that the Israeli government is responsible for the fact that Shalit is still a prisoner because Netanyahu’s government refuses to release the Palestinian prisoners that Hamas demands. You are willing to exchange Shalit because in your eyes the life of one Israeli is more valuable than the lives of one thousand Palestinians. As long as you hold to this racist outlook, you remain prisoners of the Israeli state. All 11,000 political Palestinian prisoners should be released, because they belong to a nation struggling against the oppression that you are part of.

Jul 19 15:53

Police investigate machete attack at homeless camp

The homeless camp sits near Ashdale Plaza and Kmart off Dale Boulevard.
Those who live there often use a heating and cooling shelter that sits next to the Potomac and Rappahannock Transportation Commission’s Transit Center. There they can shower and eat a hot meal.

Jul 19 14:29

Obama Spill Chief: BP Oil Well Leaking, Not Major Concern

Oil and gas are leaking from the cap on BP's ruptured oil well, but federal officials intend to leave it in place for now.

Jul 19 14:27

Sea Ice News #14 – an inconvenient July

[I]t has been the slowest July (1-17) Arctic melt in the eight year JAXA record.

Ice extent has declined at less than half the rate of 2007, and total ice loss has been more than 200,000 km² less than the previous low in 2004.

DMI now shows Arctic ice extent as second highest for the date, topped only by 2005.

"Yeah, but, but, some ice in the Himalayas has melted. This PROVES the planet is warming uncontrollably because of YOUR CO2 emissions. Cough up suckers and we'll save you from a fiery death." - Official White Horse Souce

Jul 19 14:10

Breaking: Phil Jones got to endorse papers for Oxburgh inquiry

Previously I have said this about the lack of integrity regarding the recent Climategate investigations:

The investigations thus far are much like having a trial with judge, jury, reporters, spectators, and defendant, but no plaintiff. The plaintiff is locked outside the courtroom sitting in the hall hollering and hoping the jury hears some of what he has to say. Is it any wonder the verdicts keep coming up “not guilty”?

Now from Bishop Hill we learn that it appears that the Oxburgh investigation let Dr. Phil Jones endorse what evidence (papers he’s published) to review.

Jul 19 14:00

Flashback - Geithner’s Dirty Little Secret

By F. William Engdahl, 30 March 2009

US Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner has unveiled his long-awaited plan to put the US banking system back in order. In doing so, he has refused to tell the ‘dirty little secret’ of the present financial crisis. By refusing to do so, he is trying to save de facto bankrupt US banks that threaten to bring the entire global system down in a new more devastating phase of wealth destruction.

The ‘dirty little secret’ which Geithner is going to great degrees to obscure from the public is very simple. There are only at most perhaps five US banks which are the source of the toxic poison that is causing such dislocation in the world financial system. What Geithner is desperately trying to protect is that reality. The heart of the present problem and the reason ordinary loan losses as in prior bank crises are not the problem, is a variety of exotic financial derivatives, most especially so-called Credit Default Swaps.

What Geithner does not want the public to understand, his ‘dirty little secret’ is that the repeal of Glass-Steagall and the passage of the Commodity Futures Modernization Act in 2000 allowed the creation of a tiny handful of banks that would virtually monopolize key parts of the global ‘off-balance sheet’ or Over-The-Counter derivatives issuance.

Jul 19 13:40

Military war tactics return home with US gangs' soldiers

'Scary' growth of gangs in war zones
Chicago cop who served in Afghanistan and Iraq has warning: Gang members are coming home with military training
July 18, 2010
BY FRANK MAIN Staff Reporter
Stoleson, who stressed he was not speaking for the Wisconsin Department of Corrections or the Army, said it appears the problem is worse than ever. He warned that soldiers who return to gang life back home are especially dangerous because they know military tactics that they can use against the police and the public -- as a Marine did in 2005 when he killed a police officer and wounded three others in a California ambush.
"Gang members are coming home now with one or two tours," he said. "Some were on the field of battle."

Jul 19 13:25

The Times loses two-thirds of web traffic

Rupert Murdoch's decision to charge people to access The Times and The Sunday Times websites has led to a 66 per cent drop in traffic.

Jul 19 13:23

Feds find Multiple Methane , Oil Leaks From BOP and Sea Floor

Despite Multiple Methane And Oil Leaks From BOP and Sea Floor Feds Allow BP To Risk Uncontrolled BP Gulf Oil Spill Blowout
by Alexander Higgins - July 19, 2010 at 1:47 pm
As the condition of BP’s leaking oil well continues to deteriorate rapidly BP has tried desperately to prevent the Federal Government from monitoring the sea floor for oil and methane leaks.
But yesterday the Feds finally moved in with their own ships and equipment to monitor the sea floor.
The Government almost immediately found oil leaking from the sea floor along with multiple methane leaks but did not immediately inform the public of their findings.
However, it didn’t take long before an “anonymous government official” leaked the those findings to the media.

Jul 19 13:15

America and Israel Must Stand United Against Iran

In Remarks to Zionist Organization of America, Rep. Wasserman Schultz Defends Israel, Pledges to Stand Against Iran.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Actually, what Schultz means is that your kids will stand against Iran, while she and Israel stand back and cheer them on!

Jul 19 13:11

BP Moves the Goalpost for the Oil Well Integrity Test

In one sweeping statement, that the press let him get away with, Wells moved the target pressure down as much as 1,500 psi from the 9,000 psi to 7,500, much closer to the 6,700 psi they were holding, which is actually at the lower end of the ambiguity range we talked about on Friday. Wells did it again yesterday, moving the "good integrity" range number down to 6,000 psi to 7,500 psi, saying,

"But at this point there is no evidence that we have no integrity and that's very good and the fact that the pressure is continuing to rise is giving us more and more confidence that as we go through this process."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

How very Soviet of them.

Jul 19 13:09

Oil Cap Leaking: Seepage Detected Two Miles From Wellhead

The federal government Monday allowed BP to keep the cap shut tight on its ruptured Gulf of Mexico oil well for another day despite news the well is leaking at the top and something is seeping from the sea floor nearby.

Jul 19 12:08

Obama's War on the Internet: The Ministry of Truth

By Philip Giraldi

The Ministry of Truth was how George Orwell described the mechanism used by government to control information in his seminal novel 1984. A recent trip to Europe has convinced me that the governments of the world have been rocked by the power of the internet and are seeking to gain control of it so that they will have a virtual monopoly on information that the public is able to access. In Italy, Germany, and Britain the anonymous internet that most Americans are still familiar with is slowly being modified. If one goes into an internet café it is now legally required in most countries in the European Union to present a government issued form of identification.

Jul 19 12:06

IN MADOFF THEY TRUSTED

AJCongress Suspends Activities

The American Jewish Congress has suspended its activities after running out of funds.

Jul 19 12:04

Swiss bank to lift lid on hidden Kafka works

Two Israeli sisters say they inherited the documents from their mother, but the Israeli state claims them as part of the country's cultural heritage.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The owners want to sell it, but Israel has poked its legal nose in and said that since the works were by a Jew, they are the property of Israel.

Jul 19 11:58

6 Completely Legal Ways The Cops Can Screw You

We are so lucky to be living in an era of law when it's no longer common for, say, suspects to be interrogated with live cobras tied to the ends of nightsticks. Unfortunately, there are still many colorful ways the police can royally screw you while Lady Justice shrugs.

For instance, you might be surprised to learn that right now in the U.S., it's actually legal for the cops to...

Jul 19 11:37

Las Vegas Vs. Homeless People

This year Las Vegas made it illegal to give food to homeless people in parks.

Jul 19 11:34

Government Stopping Charities From Feeding The Homeless

The National Coalition for the Homeless has issued a report detailing laws and ordinances in a couple of dozen localities across the nation that prohibit charities – churches, civic organizations, charities, etc. – from feeding the homeless. Or, at least, inhibit their ability to do so with burdensome regulation.

Jul 19 11:33

The 18 States Facing The Most Brutal Austerity Cuts

Even the sober Center on Budget and Policy Priorities says 46 states are facing a Greek-like crisis. These state governments must inaugurate an austerity regime to cut spending by $112 billion for FY2011.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I can do that easily. Stop the wars and stop payment on all those checks to Israel!

Jul 19 11:31

FLASHBACK - Homeless Tent City in Navada

Jul 19 11:30

As Predicted, BP Tries to Pretend New Leak is a "Natural Seep"

Obviously, if there are natural oil or gas seeps nearby, there are already pre-existing channels up to the seafloor ... so that may very well be the path of least resistance for the subterranean oil to flow up to the seafloor.

Therefore, if there were a substantial breach in the well bore, nearby natural oil and gas seeps could very well increase in volume.

Jul 19 11:13

Raw Story: DC’s spy establishment in panic mode over Washington Post expose

Washington's intelligence establishment appears to be in panic mode over an upcoming Washington Post series about runaway growth in defense and intelligence spending.

A State Department email has accused the Post of planning to make public "top secret" information about defense and intelligence contractors working for the US, despite an admission in the same email that the Post's information came from "open sources."

Jul 19 10:24

We Have Been Lied To On A Monumental Scale

Jul 19 10:17

Dissent and you may disappear or go to jail

If you put all this together and look at what’s going on it could give one the distinct impression that governments around the world aren’t liking the internet, they’re not liking bloggers who disagree with them, and they want to make sure everyone cow-tows to whatever they decide you should believe in, and no bitching allowed. Make too much noise and your website will disappear and we now even have the potential in the European Union that you may go to jail if you don’t go along with the party line.

As I noted earlier this week, I was offline for a while because I had my blog hosted at Blogetery, who mysteriously had an entire server confiscated by an as yet to be discovered government agency for an as yet to be discovered reason(s). This took about 70,000+ blogs offline instantly.

Jul 19 10:14

ClimateGate Final Cut OFFICIAL TRAILER

Jul 19 10:07

FLASHBACK: Muslim Convert Agent Provocateurs Make Threats Against South Park Creators:

Muslim Converts from a website called revolutionmuslim.com have made threats against South Park creators. As usual with these type of wild ass provocations... there are no real Muslims involved. Only American and foreign converts with some type of vested interest in stirring up American anger against Muslims. This week's asshole provocateurs : Joseph Cohen AKA Yousef Al-Khattab and Zachary Chesser AKA “Abu Talhah al-Amrike.” These characters involved with the revolutionmuslim.com website have a direct connection to another Muslim convert faker with an interest in provocateuring Muslims and creating another stupid Muslim cartoon controversy: JihadJane AKA Colleen Rose as you will see below.

Jul 19 10:03

Fairytale economics – spending into poverty legend. How the allure and trappings of consumption led the middle class into a modern form of debt servitude.

Jul 19 09:58

ISRAEL AND PALESTINE ~~ TWO NATIONS IN MOURNING

MEANWHILE….. on the ‘other side’ of the wall….

Palestinians in the Occupied West Bank, Gaza and the Diaspora will usher in 62 years (plus) of the destruction of their nation (by the very people spoken about above).

Every day is a day of mourning for Palestine, there is no specific date on the Islamic calendar.

Has the day not come for both of these peoples to set aside a day of celebration marking the establishment of a Just and Lasting Peace with Justice in the region? Let us both look forward to that bright and wonderful day and prepare for a day of feasting, not fasting.

Jul 19 09:45

FLASHBACK - Radical Muslim group run by Israeli Jews!

The Radical "Muslim" Group That Threatened South Park Creators Was Founded and Run by Joseph Cohen, a Former Israeli Radical Who Used to Live in a Settlement in the West Bank. Fundamentalist Jews who pretend to be Radical Muslims, a growing problem...

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Growing?" Israelis pretending to be dangerous terrorists to scare us into killing Israel's enemies has been going on all along, whether it is the Lavon Affair or "Al Qaeda."

Jul 19 09:40

Gun Owner Stops Men Dressed As FBI Agents Attempting Break Into His Home

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Play it safe, and shoot for the "B" on sight! :)

GREAT MOMENTS IN THE HISTORY OF THE FBI.

"[Your information is] too precise, too complete to be believed. The questionnaire plus the other information you brought spell out in detail exactly where, when, how, and by whom we are to be attacked. If anything, it sounds like a trap."

FBI response to the top British spy, Dusko Popov (code named "Tricycle") on August 10, 1941, dismissing Popov's report of the complete Japanese plan for the attack on Pearl Harbor.

Pearl Harbor: The Verdict Of History by Gordon Prange, appendix 7 published in 1986. Based on records from the JOINT CONGRESSIONAL COMMITTEE on the Investigation of the Pearl Harbor Attack, Nov 15, 1945 to May 31, 1946.

Jul 19 09:37

23% Say U.S. Government Has the Consent of the Governed

Webmaster's Commentary: 

To be accurate and honest, the poll should exclude everyone receiving a government check.

Jul 19 09:36

READER PHOTOS - VETERANS' VILLAGE IN SAN DIEGO

I was in San Diego this weekend and couldn't believe my eyes when I saw this temporary tent city to help homeless vets. This place give the homeless vets in Sa Diego a place to saty for 3 nights in tents. They also offer medical help and job placement during this event.

I tried to get into the event but the guards at the entry would not allow me to enter even without a camera. Here are some photos that I was able to get without entering the site.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is how the US Government rewards those who serve in its wars of conquest.

If there is a large homeless tent city near where you live, please (without endangering yourself) take pictures and send them in. I intend to post a permanent gallery of the photos to use in reply to all those drones screaming about how the recovery is on track.

Jul 19 09:35

Barghouthi: 100 settlement units underway in Beit Jala

Israel recently began construction on 100 new settlement units in the southern West Bank district of Bethlehem, Palestinian lawmaker Mustafa Barghouthi announced Sunday.

The latest settlement construction is underway on Palestinian land in the towns of Beit Jala and Al-Walaja, as US Middle East envoy visits the region for the latest round of indirect talks with Israeli and Palestinian leaders, Barghouthi said.

He said Israeli authorities began overturning land and surrounding it with barbed wires, which he said was an attempt to thwart Palestinian land owners from protesting the confiscation. He said the work began secretly to avoid "the exposure of the Netanyahu government's false claims of freezing settlement construction."

Jul 19 09:29

Guantánamo Bay detainee says interrogation record was blanked

A former Guantánamo Bay detainee says that key exchanges from his interrogation by British security service officers have been blacked out or deliberately omitted from the notes to hide the agents' complicity in torture. Other exchanges, he says, have been removed simply to hide evidence of spurious and potentially embarrassing lines of questioning.

Jul 19 09:28

A Hidden World, Growing Beyond Control: The Paranoid US Government

"only a handful of senior officials - called Super Users -know about all the department's activities"

As friend noted in our research circle, "I know Mike will call me a Communist, but private industry should NOT be in this business. Only government officials should be in charge of this..... you can't convince me that private industry somehow is helping our security."

Jul 19 09:17

Are We Replaying Iraq…In Iran?

By Lawrence Davidson

Jul 19 09:04

Former New Yorker Samir Khan behind graphics of new Al Qaeda recruiting magazine Inspire: officials

A slick new Al Qaeda magazine written in English to lure U.S. jihadists may be the work of a former New Yorker with an eye for graphics - and a lust for American blood.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And as phony as Adam Gadahn (real name Adam Pearlman) and Yousef Al Khattab (real name Joseph Cohen).

Jul 19 08:55

Report: Israel convinces Obama to plan for Iran strike

According to a report in Time magazine Israel has managed to convince Washington to put the option of a military strike against Iran’s nuclear facilities back on the table.

Israel has long argued that all of the international sanctions against Iran are pointless unless Western powers are prepared to back them up with the threat of force.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I want you all to remember this story. I want you to remember this story because it illustrates how the US (and other) governments have been subverted by Israel. I want you to remember this story because it illustrates how Israel always gets other nations to spend their treasure and their blood in wars on Israel's enemies. I want you to remember this story because when the attack on Iran triggers WW3, I want those who survive to look up from the rubble that used to be their lives and remember very clearly just who it was that started all this insanity!

See WHO IS SENDING YOUR CHILDREN OFF TO DIE IN WAR?

See WHO IS SENDING YOUR CHILDREN OFF TO DIE IN WAR WITH IRAN?

See WHO IS THE US CONGRESS
LISTENING TO?

Jul 19 08:44

Union Shops Driving Down Job Growth, Critics Warn

The White House and congressional Democrats have made several moves to promote the interests of labor unions, but the efforts may result in fewer jobs available to workers, say critics who argue that unions restrict competition by raising wages and expanding government.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

No shit!

Jul 19 08:42

GOP senators: Obama failing in oil clean-up

Just days after BP temporarily plugged the massive oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico, Senate Republicans on Sunday lashed out at the Obama administration for failing to clean up America's soiled shoreline.

Jul 19 08:42

ISRAEL ONCE AGAIN LEGALISES THE ILLEGAL

Pending court approval, government could assume control over properties of people who moved to enemy states during the War of Independence, as well as structures that belong to people now residing in the territories.

Jul 19 08:40

TIMELYTOON ~~ BREAKING THE SIEGE ON GAZA

Jul 19 08:36

Gulf Oil Disaster: Is The Loop Current Breaking Down?

If true, this could be bad news for the thermohaline, i.e., Europe's ticket out of freezing. For starters.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"The only solution we can see is to tax the American people into poverty with a carbon tax, because Al Gore needs those carbon credits to get our, I mean, his trading system up and running." -- Official White Horse Souse

Jul 19 08:34

Hillary Clinton Announces $7.5 Billion Aid Effort For Pakistan

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"And we only have to shut down 46 American schools to pay for it all!" -- Official White Horse Souse

(ahem)

Check this out.

Click for larger image

I took this picture at the bank Friday when I was visiting my dollar. Our schools are having to beg for supplies while our tax money goes to wars, Wall Street, and foreign governments.

This poster is an advertisement for the total abandonment of the American people by the government.

Jul 19 08:27

Washington Post exposes US 'intelligence flaws'

The US secret intelligence gathering systems have grown so much since 9/11 that no-one knows their exact cost, nor size, the Washington Post reports.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Which means the intel behemoth is not only impossible to control, but drowning in the sheer volume of data it generates, paralyzed and unable to evaluate.

Jul 19 08:26

US intelligence spending completely out of control, Washington Post reveals

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And for all that money, they don't seem to have any!

Jul 19 08:20

Bubbles Visible in Underwater Cams

As of this moment (11:06 Eastern Standard Time), bubbles are apparent near the blowout preventer from ROV2's Oceaneering video cam here:

Jul 19 08:16

Journalist Sokratis Giolias gunned down in Greece

According to colleagues, he was about to publish the results of an investigation into corruption.

Jul 19 08:16

Troops patrol French village of Saint-Aignan after riot

The riot erupted on Sunday morning in Saint-Aignan after a gendarme had shot and killed a traveller who had driven through a checkpoint, officials said.

Travellers armed with hatchets and iron bars then attacked the village police station and hacked down trees.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Not quite the Bastille, but hopefully the government will get the point. You can only push people so far before they start pushing back.

Jul 19 08:12

Rig's Final Hours Probed

Federal authorities investigating BP PLC's oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico are zeroing in on bad decisions, missed warnings and worker disagreements in the hours before the April 20 inferno aboard the Deepwater Horizon that spawned one of the worst environmental disasters in U.S. history.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

What the Federal Authorities seem to be ignoring is that this entire disaster would have been prevented if the Obama administration, instead of groveling before Israel, had used its first 400 days in office to "kick some ass" in the US Federal Minerals Management Service. The MMS had a long history of incompetence and corruption, accepting gifts (including sexual favors) from the very oil companies they were supposed to be supervising, doing drugs, and spending their time watching internet porn.

The oil drillers are no more safe than MMS is willing to force them to be. That is their job. So the root cause of this disaster rests squarely with the Federal Government.

Jul 19 08:04

Hungary Minister: IMF Talks Break Off On Lack Of Austerity

Hungary's talks with the International Monetary Fund and the European Union broke off Saturday as the government refused to implement fiscal austerity measures to reach this year's budget deficit target, Economy Minister Gyorgy Matolcsy said Sunday.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Maybe Hungary decided they didn't feel like impoverishing their own people to make the international bankers that much richer.

Jul 19 08:03

Home-Builder Confidence Drops

Rattled by economic conditions and the expiration of a government subsidy for home buyers, U.S. builder confidence in July sank to its lowest level in more than a year, casting doubt on the housing sector's recovery.

Jul 19 08:02

After Training, Still Scrambling for Employment

“Training was fruitless,” he said. “I’m not seeing the benefits. Training for what? No one’s hiring.”

Jul 19 08:02

In Ireland, a Picture of the High Cost of Austerity

As Europe’s major economies focus on belt-tightening, they are following the path of Ireland. But the once thriving nation is struggling, with no sign of a rapid turnaround in sight.

Jul 19 08:01

Moody’s Cuts Ireland’s Credit Rating

Ireland’s efforts to pull out of a deep economic slump suffered a setback Monday when a major credit agency downgraded the country’s bond rating, citing a weak banking system and rising debt.

Jul 19 08:00

'Scary' growth of gangs in war zones

Chicago cop who served in Afghanistan and Iraq has warning: Gang members are coming home with military training

Jul 19 08:00

Inmates say they witnessed man's death when jailers restrained, shocked him repeatedly

Marvin Booker just wanted to get his shoes.

But deputies at the new Denver jail told him to stop. When Booker, who was being processed on a charge of possession of drug paraphernalia, didn't obey, he was held down, hit with electric shocks and then placed facedown in a holding cell, according to two inmates who watched it unfold.

Booker never got up. He was pronounced dead later that morning.

Jul 19 07:58

Chris Patten urges bolder EU approach over Middle East conflict

Former EU commissioner Chris Patten calls Gaza blockade an immoral failure and says bloc must be more independent.

Jul 19 07:56

Videos confirm additional leaks reported in seabed near capped well

When BP announced they had successfully capped the well and stopped the flow of oil that has been gushing oil into the Gulf of Mexico since April 20, several scientists and industry experts were skeptical. It appears their skepticism has been confirmed by recent reports and videos that show oil and methane gas leaking from the seabed.

Jul 19 07:55

HPD Steps Up Pedestrian Safety Efforts

Despite a decline in pedestrian deaths since 2005, the Honolulu PD goes on a ticket-writing spree!

Jul 19 07:50

Cameron Raids Dormant U.K. Accounts as Minister Attacks Banks

U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron announced plans to use “hundreds of millions of pounds” from dormant bank accounts to fund community projects, while Business Secretary Vince Cable said lenders “ripped off” customers.

Jul 19 07:44

Dov Zakheim retires from Booz Allen Hamilton

For those of you who don't know who Dov Zakheim is, let me refresh your memory. The ordained rabbi served as comptroller of the Pentagon from May 4, 2001, to March 10, 2004, when he resigned to go to Booz Allen Hamilton, a leading consulting firm.

I documented his days before, during and after his Pentagon stint, during which a total of $3.2 trillion went missing from Pentagon coffers, in an article for Online Journal, Following Dov Zakheim and Pentagon trillions to 9-11 and Israel, which you should all read in full.

In fact, the second loss of $2.3 trillion was announced on September 10, 2001, by Donald Rumsfeld and the story was buried the next day under the rubble of 9/11.

Jul 19 07:42

15 Mind-Blowing Facts About Wealth And Inequality In America

If you aren't in the top 1% of America's earners, you're pretty much screwed

Jul 19 07:40

Democracy Village set to be demolished

Democracy Village, a ragtag community of peace activists, pro-democracy campaigners and the homeless in central London, is about to be torn down.

It was born on May Day this year, when an anti-war march from Clerkenwell Green to Trafalgar Square stumbled a few hundred yards further to hang effigies of the party leaders on a gibbet in Parliament Square. And ever since it has lended something of a fresh look to the seat of British power.

Jul 19 07:39

Obama Flaunts His Insanity: Freaks Over U.S. Chamber Attack

With practically every action, President Barack Obama is demonstrating that he is, indeed, in a Hitler-in- the-bunker mode. Sources close to the White House have reported that the President went absolutely berserk over an open letter to him, issued by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, assailing the Administration for failing to do anything to promote jobs, at a time when this is the number one problem on the minds of the vast majority of Americans.

Jul 19 07:37

The Wingman and the Village - Worse Vietnam Atrocity than My Lai?

Hildreth reported what had happened to a brigadier general, the director of the command center of Seventh Air Force. His answer, he recalls, was: “Don’t you know what’s going on? The village didn’t pay their taxes and the [governor] was teaching them a lesson.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Hildreth would not name either the heroic wingman or the dastardly brigadier general. If you have any knowledge of this war crime and can provide names, please email them to me and I will forward to the author.

Jul 19 07:32

AP, DPA, Reuters journalists targeted by Israeli forces

Israeli forces fired percussion grenades directly at two journalists on Saturday, hitting them in the face and back during a Beit Ummar protest against continued land confiscations by a nearby Israeli settlement.

Jul 19 07:31

Twilight Zone / Gestures to the Palestinians

While the prime minister is dispensing promises about easing restrictions in the territories, Israel is expelling hundreds of shepherds from the Jordan Valley.

Jul 19 07:31

Egypt Decides To Deny Entry To Jordanian Aid Convoy

Hussein al-Saoub, head of the “al-Jisr al-Araby”, the Arabic Bridge Company, phoned the head of the Jordanian convoy, late on Sunday at night, informing him that Egypt decided to prevent the convoy from entering Egypt.

There are 138 persons participating in the aid convoy. Al-Sa’oub said that the Egyptian Authorities decided that each person on the convoy is a “Persona non grata”.

Jul 19 07:28

Obama’s War on the Internet

The Ministry of Truth was how George Orwell described the mechanism used by government to control information in his seminal novel 1984. A recent trip to Europe has convinced me that the governments of the world have been rocked by the power of the internet and are seeking to gain control of it so that they will have a virtual monopoly on information that the public is able to access. In Italy, Germany, and Britain the anonymous internet that most Americans are still familiar with is slowly being modified. If one goes into an internet café it is now legally required in most countries in the European Union to present a government issued form of identification.

Jul 19 07:25

They're All Grovelling and You Can Guess the Reason

Only a week after CNN's Octavia Nasr and the British ambassador to Beirut, Frances Guy, dared to suggest that Sayyed Hassan Fadlallah of Lebanon was a nice old chap rather than the super-terrorist the Americans have always claimed him to be, the grovelling began. First Ms Nasr, already fired by the grovelling CNN for her effrontery in calling Fadlallah a "giant", grovelled herself. Rather than tell the world what a cowardly outfit she had been working for, she announced that hers was "a simplistic comment and I'm sorry because it conveyed that I supported Fadlallah's life's work. That's not the case at all".

Jul 19 07:23

Israel Stops Listening to Its Judges

Yehudit Karp, a former deputy attorney general, compiled a list of 12 recent court rulings the government has refused to implement, but legal groups believe there are more examples. Many of the disregarded judgements confer benefits on Palestinians, either in the occupied territories or inside Israel, or penalise the settlers.

Jul 19 07:23

Exclusive Intifada Interview with Ken O’Keefe: “Israel Executed People in International Waters”

The terrorists on that night wore Israeli commando uniforms, complete with Balaclavas, assault rifles and pistols. They executed people in international waters, that is the truth no matter how much propaganda spin is applied.

Jul 19 07:21

Palin on the Ground Zero Mosque vs. the Founding Fathers

There are many things wrong with the original tweet. “Refudiate” is, of course, not a word, and a case could be made for making Ms. Palin pay her parents back for all the money they spent on her education.

Jul 19 07:17

BP INDUCED CLIMATE CHANGE? The Loop Current May Be Breaking Down

As if everything we already know wasn't enough: Looks like the oil "spill" is causing the loop current -- upon which depends thermohaline circulation, (the Global Ocean Conveyor, or Gulf Stream) -- to break down.

links to pdf and sources at source

Jul 19 07:02

PRESSURE At The Wellhead: A Closer Look At Methane Seeps and Signatures

In a high compression well such as this one, the effluent is moving up the pipe at a very high speed due to the extraordinary pressures pushing up from below. The methane gas component of the upsurging hydrocarbon brew changes its state at this speed and affects the characteristics of the entire effluent coming up the pipe in the following way. As methane ascends, the bubbles expand causing a discernible acceleration in velocity. The interaction between effluent speed, geological debris and any additional bump from acceleration can give rise to catastrophic ejections, explosive potential, stretch and inline cavitations. All one has to do is examine an oil pipe which has sustained a similar flow rate to find evidence of this phenomena.

Jul 19 06:26

Microsoft Confirms Windows 7 SP1 Zero-Day Flaw

In an advisory, the company explained: “The vulnerability exists because Windows incorrectly parses shortcuts in such a way that malicious code may be executed when the user clicks the displayed icon of a specially crafted shortcut.”

The company also said that the vulnerability can be exploited using a removable device such as a USB stick.

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Until the patch is released, Microsoft has advised users to disable the ability to display icons for shortcuts and the the WebClient service, to prevent the flaw being exploited.

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