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April 13, 2010

Apr 13 08:45

Preparations Being Made To Move Fort Knox Gold Into Your Bank Account

Imagine if I told you that all the gold in Ft. Knox, which was confiscated from Americans early in the 20th century, is about to be transferred to your bank account in an apportionment equal to the amount of banked money in your checking, savings or deferred-tax 401k accounts. Imagine this – you would own real gold. Depositors would receive paper IOUs stating their money on account is now fully backed by gold coins held in the vault of your bank.

How does this sound to you?

Apr 13 08:40

UK govt: IP address is "Intellectual Property address"

The UK has just passed a far-reaching "Digital Economy" bill that gets the judiciary into the website-blocking business and orders ISPs to pass on copyright notices from media companies. It also makes it easy to expand into throttling and Internet disconnections a year from now.

The moves are explicitly done to help the UK's music and movie industries. This "help the rightsholders!" thinking has taken such hold in the government that an "IP address" can now be defined as an "Intellectual Property (IP) address" rather than an "Internet Protocol address" in official government correspondence—and no one bats an eye.

Apr 13 08:32

PROPAGANDA ALERT - A Nuclear Iran Could Become the First ‘Suicide State’

President Obama’s naive belief in rationality could turn Israeli cities into cemeteries

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It appears that someone has been reading WRH and in particular this page, which reminds everyone that whereas Iran is accused (without proof) of wanting to build a nuclear weapon, both Israel and the US have hundreds and thousands of deliverable warheads respectively and that since Ahmadinejad, like all world leaders, has an ego the size of his own country, he will never initiate a war which would destroy future generations of citizens willing to admire his statues and face on the money.

This article is a pathetic attempt to counter that argument, trying to claim that Iran, alone out of all the nations on Earth, is willing to destroy itself just to attack Israel. This is, of course, utter nonsense, given that Iran (unlike Israel) has not invaded anyone for the last 200 years.

Apr 13 08:26

PROPAGANDA ALERT - US Says Iranian Nuclear Announcement Shows Nefarious Intentions

The State Department said Friday Iran's announcement that it has a new generation of uranium-enrichment centrifuges is more evidence of nefarious intentions with regard to its nuclear program. The Iranian move came a day after world powers began negotiations on a new U.N. Security Council sanctions resolution against Tehran.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Little known fact about those centrifuges; they wear out rather rapidly. The uranium hexaflouride feed stock is highly corrosive (the reason Teflon was invented), and like any industrial equipment, no matter how well built they are they do wear out. For a nation engaged in creating a nuclear power infrastructure, as Iran is allowed to do under the Nuclear Non Proliferation Treaty, replacement of the centrifuges is inevitable.

"Evidence of nefarious intentions" does not like in building power stations. It lies in actually building nuclear weapons (as the US and Israel has done) and in actually using nuclear weapons against other countries (as the US has done).

Emigrate While You Still Can - Finca Bayano In Panama!

Finco Bayano
Apr 13 08:20


In what might have been a harbinger of things to come, CFTC announced a week before the hearing that they had had a fire in the room where its gold and silver records are held.

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Apr 13 08:16

Chemical Moshe, Professional Palestinian Killer

In this article from Thinkprogress.org several comments from a recent Ya’alon interview in Yediot Ahronot are translated from the Hebrew and Ya’alon makes it completely clear that all the world is indeed a stage, and the idiotic Americans don’t even know which play they are watching and that they are the laughing-stock as far as the actors are concerned.

The article makes it clear that the peace process is not but a bunch of “manuevers” and that Netanyahu’s positions are all stratagems for increased settlement expansion.

Apr 13 08:16

Behind the Afghan Fraud

However, the White House gathering suggests that the administration may be searching for a way out before the 2012 elections. With the economic crisis at home continuing, and the bill for the war passing $200 billion, Afghanistan is looking more and more like a long tunnel with no light at the end.

Certainly our allies seem to have concluded that the Americans are on an exit path.

Apr 13 07:57

WHO Appoints H1N1 Cover-Up Committee

Reports that the WHO is appointing an 'independent' committee to investigate its own conduct in the H1N1 panic of 2009 has been tempered by the fact that one of the committee's members, John Mackenzie, was in fact one of the advisors who urged the WHO to declare a pandemic in the first place. He also has ties to vaccine manufacturers, making him part of the very charge being investigated: that the WHO relied on advisors with a financial interest in declaring a pandemic regardless of the facts on the ground.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

INMHO the great global "When Pigs Fly" flu was the second of three pillar son which the push for global government rests, alongside the global warming non-crisis and the global financial take-down.

Apr 13 07:56

The Great Prostate Mistake

Approved by the Food and Drug Administration in 1994, the P.S.A. test is the most commonly used tool for detecting prostate cancer.

The test’s popularity has led to a hugely expensive public health disaster. It’s an issue I am painfully familiar with — I discovered P.S.A. in 1970. As Congress searches for ways to cut costs in our health care system, a significant savings could come from changing the way the antigen is used to screen for prostate cancer.

Apr 13 07:50

Homosexuality to blame for sex abuse: Vatican cardinal

Two of Pope Benedict XVI's top advisors have addressed the sexual abuse cases that have shaken the Roman Catholic Church, but appear to have only added more fuel to the fire.

Apr 13 07:48


One Day After 2007 Attack, Iraqi
Witnesses Describe the US Killings of Iraqi Civilians.

(repost from Democracracy Now!)

also see http://whatreallyhappened.com/content/wikileaks-update-military-says-t...

video live at source

Apr 13 07:45

Lies, Damned Lies, Statistics … and Graphs

Watts Up With That?

I got to thinking about how the information about temperatures is presented. Usually, we are shown a graph something like Fig. 1, which shows the change in the US temperatures over the last century.

Whoa, this is obviously a huge and scary change, look at the slope of that trend line, this must be something that calls for immediate action. So, what’s not to like about this graph?

What’s wrong with it is that there is nothing in the graph that we can compare to our normal existence. Usually, we don’t even go so far as to think “Well, it’s changed about one degree Fahrenheit, call it half a degree C, that’s not even enough to feel the difference.”

Apr 13 07:45

Ringo Starr: 'Vatican has more to talk about than the Beatles'

The Vatican may have forgiven the Beatles over the weekend for their "satanic" messages -- but Ringo Starr, the legendary band's drummer, says he couldn't care less.

In a tribute published to mark the 40th anniversary of the breakup of the band, who singer John Lennon once claimed were "more popular than Jesus," the Vatican newspaper "L'Osservatore Romano" said it had forgiven them and called them a "precious jewel."

But Starr told CNN: "Didn't the Vatican say we were satanic or possibly satanic -- and they've still forgiven us? I think the Vatican, they've got more to talk about than the Beatles."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Good on you, Ringo!

Apr 13 07:43

At Least 21 Civilians Killed in Mogadishu Violence

Violence in the Somali capital of Mogadishu today killed at least 21 civilians and two government soldiers, and left scores injured. The bulk of the civilian toll came, as it so often does in Mogadishu, with AU shelling against a densely populated residential area.

Apr 13 07:43

Gaza: Clash with Israeli force kills 2 fighters

Two fighters were killed and two others injured in clashes with Israeli forces near the Al-Bureij refugee camp following an Israeli military incursion into the Strip early Tuesday.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Incursion": To walk into someone else's home and start shooting.

Apr 13 07:37

Holocaustianity and the Rape of Palestine.

Here’s the point. I don’t personally know what happened in Germany and neighboring nations during the Second World War. I wasn’t there in this present incarnation. I don’t spend a lot of time troubling my head and wondering where they got another 3 million dead from, after they lowered the death count at Auschwitz. I’m not saying 3 million new corpses didn’t materialize as needed, in much the same way that there are more holocaust survivors now than there were when the war ended. I’m not puzzling myself about how the world Jewish population actually increased during the period of World War 2. I don’t know. I am going to be having dinner with Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny sometime in June and I’m going to get them to explain it to me.

Apr 13 07:35

BOMBSHELL – Whistle Blower Comes Forward With Solid Proof The Price Of Gold And Silver Is Being Manipulated By Major Financial Institutions

This is one of the biggest financial stories of the decade. Because it is complex, most Americans will not understand it. But the fraud and manipulation in the gold and silver markets has the potential to cause a massive economic collapse

Apr 13 07:32

Lieberman: U.S. Should Attack Iran's Nuclear Program if All Else Fails

Sen. Joe Lieberman says the world is at a "turning point in history," and the United States should begin preparing plans to attack Iran's nuclear program — and use that option if all diplomatic and other means fail.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

My plan is ...

1. Put Joe Lieberman on an airplane with a rifle and parachute.

2. Fly over Iran.

3. Toss Joe Lieberman out of that airplane.

4. Toss out the rifle.

5. Toss out the parachute.

Okay, so it's not perfect, but it is a plan!

Apr 13 06:58

US military warns oil output may dip causing massive shortages by 2015

The US military has warned that surplus oil production capacity could disappear within two years and there could be serious shortages by 2015 with a significant economic and political impact.

The energy crisis outlined in a Joint Operating Environment report from the US Joint Forces Command, comes as the price of petrol in Britain reaches record levels and the cost of crude is predicted to soon top $100 a barrel.

"By 2012, surplus oil production capacity could entirely disappear, and as early as 2015, the shortfall in output could reach nearly 10 million barrels per day," says the report, which has a foreword by a senior commander, General James N Mattis.

Apr 13 06:56

Russian Submarine Kursk - photos disprove the official story

Apr 13 06:48

More civilian deaths in Afghanistan

Another deadly day in Afghanistan after western troops opened fire on a bus in the southern city of Kandahar. Afghan authorities are once again looking for answers from NATO, while survivors say four civilians were killed in the attack. NATO says the incident occurred as international troops tried to ward off an oncoming vehicle.

Apr 13 06:47

A Banana Republic With No Bananas

Experts on third world banana republics from the IMF and the Federal Reserve have said the U.S. has become a third world banana republic (and see this and this).

Are they right?

Well, let's look at Wikipedia's description of the four factors which make a country a banana republic.

Apr 13 06:46

Afghan killings spark anti-US protests

Within hours, scores of Afghans had blocked the main highway out of Kandahar city with burning tires, chanting "Death to America," and calling for the downfall of Afghan President Hamid Karzai, himself a Kandahar native.

"The Americans are constantly killing our civilians and the government is not demanding an explanation," said resident Mohammad Razaq. "We demand justice from the Karzai government and the punishment of those soldiers responsible."

Apr 13 06:42

Why Resistance Is Essential

Apr 13 06:24

Hamid Karzai, R.I.P. A prediction

The war in Afghanistan, which George W. Bush started and Barack Obama pledged to win, is over – and we lost. No one realizes this, quite yet, but give them time – because the fruits of our defeat are already a veritable cornucopia. And the reason can be summed up rather neatly in two words: Hamid Karzai.

Apr 13 05:54

Deja vu Iran-Scott Ritter New President, Same Lies

Scott Ritter, a former UNSCOM weapons inspector, was the single individual who, before the war, stuck his neck out stated that Iraq did NOT possess WMD. He was all over national TV with this message but was dismissed as heretic.

Ahmadinejad never stated he wanted to wipe Israel off the map. An intentional mistranslation by the warmongering corporate media.

Apr 13 05:52

Ron Paul - Federal Reserve Creates Bubbles and Busts

Ron Paul - Federal Reserve creates money from thin air

911 was a false flag terror attack masterminded by the global elite.

They are building a New World Order where they have complete control over everyone and they will own everything. They control the world's media and own the central banks in almost every country. They use these central banks to create paper money from nothing and lend it to governments and individuals and charge interest on the new money they created.

The base of the New World Orders power is the extreme wealth that they have been able to obtain by a monopoly of credit.

They have created a world wide banking system in which they can create money from nothing and lend it to governments and individuals.

Owl 1
Apr 13 05:41

The Income Tax and American Servitude

The Income Tax and American Servitude

Jacob Hornberger
Campaign For Liberty
April 13, 2010

With April 15 almost upon us, this would be a good time to remind ourselves of how the income tax contributed to the destruction of American liberty.

We should first keep in mind that with the exception of the Civil War, the American people lived without an income tax from the beginning of the United States until 1913, when the 16th Amendment was adopted.

This was not an accident. Americans living during that period of time understood that freedom and an income tax were contradictory notions.

Apr 13 04:00

Rothschild World Domination Plan Via Private Nuclear Weapons

When nuclear power is eliminated from the hands of all nationalist
governments, the Rothschilds will control their own as a monopoly and their secret private
space-based delivery system as well. Say hello to your new god.

April 12, 2010

Apr 12 19:40

Another war lie to attack Iran: Neda “murder video” shows her pouring fake blood on her own face

*hyperlinks and videos at source*

You know that US government and corporate media lied to the world for unlawful war with Iraq. We know these were all known lies as they were told because we now have the disclosed evidence. The lies are "emperor has no clothes" obvious upon examination.

We know that US government and corporate media are lying to the world for unlawful war with Iran. We know these are all lies by examining the evidence. We know that the US lied to overthrow Iran’s democracy from 1953 to 1979 in order to have an oil-friendly dictator and then supported Iran’s invasion from 1980 to 1988 when they refused a replacement dictator.

Apr 12 19:17

Military Truck in Washington D.C. Crushes Bicyclist

This evening as various motorcades headed to the convention center, for a speech by President Obama, a military truck moving into place for a passing motorcade crushed a bicyclist.

Witness says front face of victim completely flat and caved in.

Apr 12 18:44

M.A.D. R.I.P.

Every nation in possession of nuclear weapons today has them because they're afraid some other nation has them and they're afraid that if they don't similarly arm themselves, their nation may only exist in the future as an entry in a history book.

Every nation but one of course: Israel. Israel has no nuclear-armed adversaries. To be sure, it has adversaries aplenty, arguably of its own making, but it has demonstrated repeatedly now that its military — as provided for by the U.S. taxpayer — is handily capable of defending against any manner of aggression these adversaries are capable of producing.

Apr 12 18:43

NBC admits using “behavior placement” on popular shows

NBC has owned up to the practice, reports The Wall Street Journal, as part of its Green Initiative: If “Tina Fey is tossing a plastic bottle into the recycling bin,” the theory goes, audience members will be more apt to do the same.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Which explains why so many of the characters of TV shows have all become fascist kill-them-all-let-God-sort-them-out war mongering fanatics!

Apr 12 18:33

Press both Iran, Israel on nukes: Egypt

Egypt called Monday for world powers to press both Iran and Israel on nuclear weapons, saying that the Middle East should be a zone free of the ultra-destructive arms.

Apr 12 18:27

Apollo 13: Nasa's finest hour?

The Apollo 11 mission which set Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin on to the surface of the Moon in July 1969 was arguably humanity's finest endeavour.

But to many the Apollo 13 mission was no less heroic - and, if anything, an even greater achievement.

Astronauts Jack Swigert, Fred Haise and their commander Jim Lovell were trapped in a spacecraft low on power, water and rising carbon dioxide levels.

Were it not for the ingenuity of the engineers at mission control and the bravery of the astronauts themselves, the three men would have died in space.

Apr 12 18:19

Man slams Google Street View over garage break-ins

A furious West Yorkshire homeowner who has slammed Google Street View for picturing his open garage which has now been the subject of a break-in has said the service is like on-line shopping for thieves.

Apr 12 18:17

Shame Peter Mandelson didn't download some common sense

The Digital Economy Bill is fatally flawed and won't stop illegal file-sharing

Apr 12 18:13

Croatian teenager wakes up from a coma speaking fluent GERMAN

Croatian doctors are baffled after a teenage girl who fell into a mysterious coma woke up speaking fluent German.

The parents of the 13-year-old from the southern town of Knin said their daughter had only just started studying German at school and had been trying to read German books and watch German television - but had never been that good in German.

But since waking up the teenager has been unable to speak Croatian and even refused it, but communicates only in perfect German far superior to her mastery of the language she had when she was taken ill.

Apr 12 18:11

We blundered over swine flu, admit health chiefs

Global health chiefs have finally admitted that they may have overreacted to the swine flu 'pandemic' - landing governments with millions of unused vaccines.

Apr 12 18:09

Cost Of Census Paraphernalia A Trade Secret

Though it’s been widely reported that the Obama Administration is spending enormous sums to promote the U.S. Census, an additional chunk of money has gone to paraphernalia sporting the official logo and the government doesn’t want Americans to know how much.

Apr 12 16:45

NY rabbi jailed for sexual abuse of teen

A New York rabbi was sentenced today to a maximum of 32 years in jail for the repeated sexual abuse of a 16-year-old boy, prosecutors said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Posted for those who whine I only pick on Catholics.

Apr 12 16:05


One alleged radiation hot spot on Manhattan's east side has the
potential for becoming a political hot spot: A strong radiation spike from the area of the Israeli Embassy. Officials would not comment on why they thought that particular area allegedly showed such a stunning peak in radiation.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Ground zero for the "Iranian" (nudge nudge wink wink) nuclear attack?

Apr 12 15:58

Medvedev: Israeli strike on Iran could cause a global catastrophe

An Israeli strike of Iran's nuclear facilities could spark a nuclear conflict, which could spiral into a global catastrophe, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev told ABC on Monday

Apr 12 15:47

Leaked U.S. Document Calls For “Global Regime” To Tackle Climate Change

“Titled Strategic communications objectives and dated 11 March 2010, it outlines the key messages that the Obama administration wants to convey to its critics and to the world media in the run-up to the vital UN climate talks in Cancun, Mexico in November.” The Guardian reports.

The newspaper says that the document (full text below) was “accidentally left on a European hotel computer” before it was passed to their editors.

The number one item on the itinerary is to “Reinforce the perception that the US is constructively engaged in UN negotiations in an effort to produce a global regime to combat climate change.” (my emphasis)

Apr 12 15:32

Oregon Treasury employees wined and dined by investment firms they oversee

A limousine was waiting for John Hershey, an Oregon state investment officer, when he flew into New York for a meeting just before Thanksgiving.

So was a $495-a-night room at The Pierre Hotel, which purrs online that "even in a city where exclusive luxuries are the norm, there is one hotel that is far more rare and special."

Following an afternoon meeting, Hershey was offered cocktails and dinner at Guastavino's, which boasts "the highest staff-to-guest ratio in the city."

Hershey was in town to monitor an investment firm, and it picked up his tab for the flight, the limo, two nights at The Pierre and dinner.

That wasn't a rare occurrence among the 13 employees at the Oregon State Treasurer's office responsible for watching over $67 billion in state investments.

Apr 12 14:40

Experts: Nuclear Terrorist Attack on Major City 'Probable'

On the eve of the meeting, Obama said that nuclear materials in the hands of al-Qaida or another terrorist group "could change the security landscape in this country and around the world for years to come."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Translation: "Pay no attention to those nuclear weapons all over Israel!" -- Official White Horse Souse

Apr 12 14:34

UN process in danger unless world agrees on climate change

The United Nation process is in danger of collapsing unless countries are able to agree on the best way to stop global warming by the end of this year, the outgoing head of climate change negotiations has warned.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I told you the Global Warming Cult was coming back!

The United Nation process is in danger of collapsing unless the United Nations can get Israel to comply with the conditions of their membership, not to mention International Law.

Apr 12 14:01

Cop Tasers Pregnant Woman On The Neck

Apr 12 13:51

NY Post: Trader Blows Whistle On Gold and Silver Price Manipulation

The CFTC hearing in Washington was about safeguards against, and limits on, naked short selling at the COMEX. The LBMA in London is a 'cash market' and while short selling is accepted, large leverage and blatant naked short selling is not. The crux of the scandal is that the Banks and hedge funds have been selling what they do not have in order to manipulate the price and cheat investors, in this market as they have been shown repeatedly to have done in other markets.

Apr 12 13:01

Anti-Israeli incident at supermarket a hoax

Rumours spread like wildfire throughout the GTA's Jewish community last weekend that the supermarket at the corner of Yonge Street and 16th Avenue, had posted a sign saying "We don't sell Israeli products for political reasons," on their front door.

The rumour surfaced last weekend and it reached the radar of the Canadian Jewish Congress, whose mission is, in part, to proactively defend the security, status and rights of the Jewish community.

Len Rudner, Ontario regional director for the Jewish Congress, visited Enzo's No Frills the same day he learned of the rumour, to see the alleged anti-Israeli sign for himself. The store was closed for the Good Friday holiday.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

You know, back when everyone was boycotting South Africa's Apartheid policies, you didn't have South Africans screaming at store owners in hysteria because it was recognized back then that the owner of a store HAS A RIGHT TO CHOOSE WHAT HE WILL AND WILL NOT SELL IN HIS OWN @&#%ING STORE!

One of the numerous reasons there is such anger building against Israel is because of the behavior of their supporters in this country, who go around acting like it is their god-given right to tell everyone else how they should live and what they should think.

Apr 12 12:48

‘Israel may drag US into new war’

Lebanese Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri has expressed fears that Israel may attempt to involve the US in a new aggression against Lebanon or the Gaza Strip.

“Because of Israel’s current disagreements with the US, the Israeli side could get the US involved in what is a ‘crazy move,’” Berri was quoted as saying by Arab daily Asharq al-Awsat .

He added that there were no guarantees that Israel would not start another war in the region.

Apr 12 12:48

Ukraine Pledges to Eliminate Highly Enriched Uranium Stockpile , White House Says

The White House says Ukraine is announcing it will get rid of its stockpile of highly enriched uranium, enough to build several nuclear weapons, by 2012.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

You don't need to 'get rid of it', just add some of that depleted uranium used in munitions and melt it all together in a furnace until the enrichment goes back down to the levels used for power stations, then make fuel rods!

By the way, if we are seriously going to talk nuclear disarmament, then let us start with the only nation to actually use a nuclear weapon on the civilians of another country!

Apr 12 12:47

MSNBC Dylan Ratigan video: Federal Reserve is the greatest con and cover-up in US history

*hyperlinks live at source*

You know you’re being conned when the FBI reports that banks were responsible for 80% of the sub-prime criminal lending fraud, and then those same banks are rewarded with trillions of dollars from taxpayers with future guarantees of trillions more. You know you’re being played when the US Senate confirms that taxpayers lose $2 to $4 TRILLION every year from price manipulation yet continue to allow it. You know that you’re a sucker when the pinnacle con men from Goldman Sachs and the Fed rotate through the US Treasury Department’s “leadership.”

This link provides the documentation of the above, and the solutions. Lying for trillions of dollars is similar to lying for war: both involve the central questions of money and power.

Apr 12 12:15

What The Hell? (Outstanding Credit)

An $84.2 billion increase in one month, or annualized, a significantly more than 100% run rate?

Something's not right here folks. I can't find the rest of the one-week ramp yet, as the data is not current enough for me to do so, but that's an insane increase.

Apr 12 12:07

Singling out Israel is the right thing to do

There are certainly anti-Semites who criticize Israel because they are racist, but these marginal people simply do not characterize those organizations mentioned above, the Palestinian people, or those of us in the international movement to boycott Israel for its long-standing human rights abuses. Indeed, refusing to address fair claims because of the occasional unfair accuser removes the anti-Semites from the margins and sacrifices the entire system of rights and the majority who support it at their altar.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

We choose to fight one evil at a time.

Apr 12 11:57

Did The Fed Just (Surreptitiously) Bail Out Europe?

That nice little vertical line is a gain of $421.8 billion dollars of outstanding loans and leases in one week's time.

Apr 12 11:42

Infowars Reader Harassed By Cops Over “Militia” Fears

An Infowars reader was stopped and harassed by Kansas Highway police on Thursday night for the crime of displaying political bumper stickers, with cops expressing fears of affiliations with “militia groups,” another frightening example of how police are being trained to treat any form of peaceful dissent as a sign of domestic terror.

Owl 2
Apr 12 11:25

iPad vs ObamaPad

Apr 12 11:23


As Henry Kissinger once rightly observed, it is often more dangerous being America’s ally than its enemy.

Watching Washington’s growing anger Afghan president Hamid Karzai, one recalls the unhappy endings of such former US allies as South Vietnam’s Diem, Iran’s Shah, Indonesia’s Suharto, Nicaragua’s Somoza, and Pakistan’s Zia ul-Haq.

Washington has been loudly hinting it would like to oust Karzai, but so far it has not managed to identify a suitable replacement who commands any respect or tribal support from Afghans.

Apr 12 11:01

Social Networking Decline

While social networks are still massive and generally doing well, there are more more reports of people getting fed up with such networks because they get too many friend requests and are not happy with the new advertising methods the sites use to generate revenue.

Apr 12 10:56

Hawaii tax plan raises $75M less than hoped

State House negotiators last night offered to significantly scale back a proposal to lift general-excise tax exemptions on several business activities and impose a new GET hike, a move that would generate $25.3 million — instead of about $100 million — to help contain the state's budget deficit.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

What kind of an idiot looks at a population faced with major unemployment and wage reductions and imagines that higher taxes will help?

Apr 12 10:55

Senate expected to approve $667 million tax bill today

New sales taxes on candy, beer and bottled water would start in June, and on carbonated beverages in July.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Candy is bad for you, rainwater is just as pure as the bottled stuff, and as long as you do not sell it, it is perfectly legal to brew your own beer at home, and since you are not required to add all the chemicals the state-approved beer companies are forced to add, you will get a better-tasting product!

It is time to stop buying anything the government is adding taxes to.

Apr 12 10:52

They’ve Stolen Our Road!

This stretch of road is now solely for the use of the settlers, who use it to get to their settlement from the main road. The Israeli army will not allow Palestinians to use the road except on foot or on a donkey.

Apr 12 10:42

BOMBSHELL – Whistle Blower Comes Forward With Solid Proof The Price Of Gold And Silver Is Being Manipulated By Major Financial Institutions

For a long time many of us have had very serious suspicions that the prices of gold and silver were being highly manipulated. But now, thanks to the mind blowing testimony of one very brave whistle blower, the blatant manipulation of the world gold and silver markets is being blown wide open. What you are about to read below is absolutely staggering. Once the American people learn how incredibly corrupt the world financial system is, it is going to change everything. The government that we are all trusting to guard the integrity of the financial system is failing to do that job. It turns out that the Commodities Futures Trading Commission has been sitting on solid evidence that the elite banking powers have been openly and blatantly manipulating the price of gold and silver.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The purveyors of pretty printed pieces of paper (stocks, fiat currencies, etc.) have clear motive to depress the prices of tangible assets such as silver and gold, in order to keep the suckers buying and selling the PPPoP, which can be inflated, and "Enronized" on demand.

Apr 12 10:40

Risk of Japan going bankrupt is real, say analysts

Analysts say Greece's debt problems may currently be in the spotlight, but Japan is also walking a financial tightrope, with a public debt bigger than that of any other industrialized nation.

Apr 12 10:34

Support for Repeal of Health Care Plan Up To 58%

Three weeks after Congress passed its new national health care plan, support for repeal of the measure has risen four points to 58%. That includes 50% of U.S. voters who strongly favor repeal.

The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of likely voters nationwide finds 38% still oppose repeal, including 32% who strongly oppose it.

Apr 12 10:34

Manning Predicts Revolution

Apr 12 10:28

This Day in History: April 12 -

1861: On this date the American “Civil War” begins when Confederate forces fire on Fort Sumter, in the harbor of Charleston, South Carolina.

Apr 12 10:25

Aussies Safer at Strip Clubs than in Churches

Aussies safer in a strip club than a church, figures show
By Brenden Hills From: The Sunday Telegraph April 11, 2010 11:51am

THEY may be holy places of worship and reflection, but new figures show you may not be as safe in a NSW church as you are at a strip club or in a brothel.

The latest data, compiled by the NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research, showed 1600 people were charged with committing a range of 27 offences in the state's "places of worship'' in 2008.

Surprisingly, the figures showed only 282 people were charged in premises classified as adult entertainment over the same offences.


After reading this I wouldn't necessarily suggest taking kids to strip clubs on Sundays, but...

Owl 3
Apr 12 09:54

Israeli Military Order Sets Up Mass Expulsion of Palestinians From West Bank

Under the new regulations, any Palestinian, including those born in the West Bank or the Gaza Strip, could be classified as an “infiltrator” if they don’t have explicit permission from the Israeli military to reside in the territory.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This may well be the beginning of the end for Palestinians.

Israel is getting ready to annex the West Bank, Gaza, and East Jerusalem, forcibly expel any Palestinian left standing in those areas.

Apr 12 09:49

Hamid Karzai, R.I.P.

Karzai is either going to change his tune, or else find himself the victim of an "accident": a military coup is not out of the question. If I were the CIA station chief, I’d release those photos of Karzai toking on a hashish pipe. And if I were Karzai, I’d send my resume to Gucci, and get out of town fast. Because "the chicest man on the planet" wouldn’t do well at Bagram.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The writer misses one critical point in this article.

There were two outcomes to have come out of the invasion and occupation of Afghanistan.

The first was control over the drug trade, which the Taliban had nearly obliterated.. That mission has been accomplished to the point where the Russian government is stating that there is an "undeclared war" against it because of all the cheap, illegal heroin which is flooding their country from Afghanistan (when you control the drug traffic, you control where it winds up)

The second goal, which is proving to be painfully illusive 9 years on in this war, is the "pacification" of Afghanistan to the point where pipelines can be installed with which to control Eurasian oil.

This is the reason that the US and NATO leadership have their collective knickers in a twist; if Karzai survives this attempt at reconciliation, he may well demand that US and NATO leave far earlier that they want to, without those pipelines being built.

Should that scenario unfold, it puts the US precisely back in the position it was in 9 years ago, when as late as August of 2001, the US was negotiating with the Taliban for the rights to the pipeline routes, but thought that the price the Taliban was demanding was "too high."

Apr 12 09:34

I stole IDF documents to expose West Bank war crimes, Anat Kam says

Classified documents reveal that the Israel Defense Forces had committed war crimes in the West Bank, Anat Kam, the former soldier indicted for espionage over an alleged theft of top secret material, told the court earlier in the year, according to police documents released allowed for publication Monday at the request of Haaretz.

In the newly released material documenting court hearings surrounding Kam's arrest, the journalist and former IDF soldier said that the motivation behind her removal of sensitive military material was to expose "certain aspects of the IDF's conduct in the West Bank that I thought were of interest to the public."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This was a brave and honest thing for this young woman to do, which is why she will probably spend the rest of her life behind bars, rotting in an Israeli prison.

Apr 12 09:29

'Israel may drag US into new war'

Lebanese Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri has expressed fears that Israel may attempt to involve the US in a new aggression against Lebanon or the Gaza Strip.

"Because of Israel's current disagreements with the US, the Israeli side could get the US involved in what is a 'crazy move,'" Berri was quoted as saying by Arab daily Asharq al-Awsat .

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Lebanese Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri is correct, but he is looking at the wrong country; Israel could well start a war against Iran, but could only finish it with the help of the US.

And that could potentially turn into a world war, with Russia and China aiding Iran militarily.

Apr 12 09:25

Netanyahu: Iran wants to destroy Israel and the world remains silent

"Iran's leaders are barreling toward developing a nuclear weapon, and openly declaring their desire to destroy Israel. In the face of these repeated pledges to remove the Jewish state from the earth, we encounter in the best case a limp reaction, and even that is fading," he said. "We do not hear the necessary rejection, no harsh denunciation, no outcry. The world is carrying on as usual, and there are those who direct their fire at us, at Israel."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Memo to Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu: the "big lie" technique won't work any more, Bibi - get over it!

1. Iran's leadership never said that they would remove the Jewish state from the earth; that's a completely idiotic mistranslation from Farsi, and you know it.

2. Iran is a signatory to the NNPT (unlike Israel), and therefore must submit to its nuclear program being inspected consistently by the IAEA.

4. So far, there has been zero reporting of any nuclear materials gone missing, or enrichment beyond what is necessary to fuel a power plant.

5. The Iranian leadership may be many things, but it is not stupid. Iran hasn't initiated a war in two hundred years.

6. They understand that any military action against Israel will result its being bombed out of existence by the US.

7. Even if they are planning to develop a bomb (which is still very doubtful), who can blame them, after the magnificent object lesson the US gave Iran and the world by invading a nation which did not have a nuclear deterrent, that nation having been Iraq?

Apr 12 09:11

Obama Hosts Unprecedented International Nuclear Summit

President Obama says terrorists obtaining a nuclear weapon is the "single biggest threat" to U.S. security.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Memo to President Obama: the US government itself is the "single biggest threat" to US security.

Between waging immoral and illegal wars abroad, going broke trying to fund them,looting the taxpayers at every turn, and having turned this into the United States of Corporatocracy, this government is by far the most grave threat to this nation's security and stability.

Apr 12 09:04

Gates: Wikileaks Vido 'Painful to See', But Won't Have 'Lasting' Impact.

Defense Secretary Robert Gates acknowledged on Sunday that leaked video showing the 2007 killing by U.S. Army personnel of a gathering of civilians in Iraq is "unfortunate" and "painful to see." But he did not think it would have a long-term affect on U.S. operations in that country.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Memo to US Defense Secretary Gates: think again, sir!

These images are already seared into the memories of millions of people, around the world, and there is nothing you can do to take those images away.

Apr 12 08:57

US airbase in Kyrgyzstan resumes full operations: embassy

The US airbase in Kyrgyzstan vital to military operations in Afghanistan has resumed full operations, the US embassy said Monday, after unrest caused the suspension of troop transport flights.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

1. This was not "unrest": this was a revolution!

2. One has to wonder just what the US promised both the leadership of Kyrgyzstan and Russia to enable it to keep the base here open.

Apr 12 08:53

Risk of Japan going bankrupt is real, analysts say

Greece's debt problems may currently be in the spotlight but Japan is walking its own financial tightrope, analysts say, with a public debt mountain bigger than that of any other industrialised nation.

Public debt is expected to hit 200 percent of GDP in the next year as the government tries to spend its way out of the economic doldrums despite plummeting tax revenues and soaring welfare costs for its aging population.

Japan "can't finance" its record trillion-dollar budget passed in March for the coming year as it tries to stimulate its fragile economy, said Hideo Kumano, chief economist at Dai-ichi Life Research Institute.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

One by one, the global economic dominoes continue to fall.

And the question is, for thinking Americans, when the US will simply collapse of its own indebtedness?!? As reported at:


The US national debt, as of today, is:

$ 1 2 , 8 4 1 , 5 0 5 , 3 0 5 , 6 2 6 . 0 6

That's twelve trillion, eight hundred forty-one billion, five hundred-five million, three hundred-five thousand, six hundred twenty-six dollars and change.

And with interest on this debt, it is rising by the second.

Apr 12 08:49

Provocateurs Openly Announce Plans To Stage Tea Party Violence

With the establishment desperate to engender and exploit violence which will be used to demonize the Tea Party movement as an extremist mob, so-called anarchists are now openly declaring their intentions to pose as Tea Party members and stage violence in order to discredit populist grass roots organizations.

As we warned last week, leading anarchist groups have announced that they plan to “crash” the nationwide Tea Party protests on April 15, a promise that should not be taken lightly given the proven history of such organizations being infiltrated and steered by authorities to provocateur pointless mayhem and violence that serves as a justification for oppressing peaceful protest groups.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Levin? Makes sense. If the people of the United States stop paying taxes, Israel loses their free lunch! So Israel's supporters (and all other parasites and leeches) will be opposed to the Teas Party.

Apr 12 08:47

Report: Church abuse claims are 'Zionist attack', bishop says

A retired Italian bishop has sparked a furious row after quotes attributed to him suggested claims of sexual abuse in the Catholic church are a Jewish conspiracy, a British newspaper reported on Monday.

A website quoted Giacomo Babini, emeritus bishop of Grosseto, as saying he believed a "Zionist attack" was behind the criticism, considering how "powerful and refined" the criticism is, the Guardian daily reported.

Babini has denied the comments, which follow a series of statements from Catholic churchmen alleging the existence of plots to weaken the church and Pope Benedict XVI.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Pathetic. Just pathetic.

Apr 12 08:46

The Geminoid F brings us a step closer to Bladerunner

The scarily realistic Geminoid F, made with help from robot maker Kokoro, looks just like a twentysomething Japanese woman. The android sports extremely realistic hair and a set of teeth which apparently enable it to produce the most realistic robot smile yet. The android is operated by remote control and can mimic the exact facial expressions and speech of its operator. All of its electronics are hidden inside the android itself, and it can be charged and powered by a standard household electricity supply.

Apr 12 08:45

Psst: Hillary Rodham Clinton for Supreme Court?

Sen. Orrin Hatch says he's heard Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton's name mentioned in connection with the Supreme Court vacancy brought about by the retirement of Justice John Paul Stevens.

Apr 12 08:44

Washington D.C. Lockdown

The Nuclear Summit is about to start in Washington D.C. and a strip of D.C. between the Walter E. Washington Convention Center and the White House is on lockdown.

One rumored item on the agenda of the Summit is an attempt to launch a program to get Israel to destroy its nuclear missiles. This is why Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahou cancelled plans to attend the Summit.The cancellation by Netanyahou has led some media outlets to report that Israel is boycotting the event. This is not true. I have it on good authority from a person intimately familiar with the comings and goings in the U.S. of top level Israeli officials that Netanyahou has sent a Deputy to the meetings.

Apr 12 08:44

Onerous New DOE Regulations Headed Our Way

The announcement from DOE Secretary Steven Chu says that these changes will save 164 Million Metric Tons of CO2, from entering the atmosphere due to our use of more efficient electrical appliances.

Damn that's a lot of CO2............. Or is it?

There's a total of roughly 800Gt (Gigatons) (798Gt actually) of CO2 in our atmosphere, of which roughly 27Gt comes from man's activities.

164M (Million) Mt (Metric Tons) over 10 years = 16.4MMt per year = 1.6% of 1Gt = 1.5 billionths of 1% of the atmosphere every year.

And this is going to cost us how many billions of dollars?

Apr 12 08:43

If mainstream medicine really works, why are Americans so unhealthy?

Did you ever wonder why such an alarmingly high percentage of Americans are obese, diabetic, depressed and suffering from cancer, heart disease, kidney disorders and skin problems? Now consider the fact that Americans pay more per capita for health care than any other nation in the world. Americans pay the highest prices, by far, for medications, medical imaging scans, blood work, surgeries, chemotherapy and hospital stays. And yet what does America have to show for it? The most universally diseased population in the world -- and a nation on the verge of bankruptcy caused in part by mainstream medicine.

Apr 12 08:43


If your computer is ‘attacked’ by these evil forces, notify HaAretz at contact@haaretz.co.il
Perhaps they might find ways to prevent this from happening….

Apr 12 08:41


Goods allowed into Gaza last week mostly destroyed beyond repair after years in Israeli storage.

Apr 12 08:40


In the ‘criminal justice system’….. who are the criminals, the ones committing the crimes or the ones exposing them?
This is not a battle for Israel’s image; it’s a battle for what is left of its soul.

Apr 12 08:40


This stretch of road is now solely for the use of the settlers, who use it to get to their settlement from the main road. The Israeli army will not allow Palestinians to use the road except on foot or on a donkey.

Apr 12 08:39


Yesterday I posted an article by Amira Hass dealing with new military rulings which will permit the expulsion of thousands of Palestinians from the occupied West Bank. Today she wrote an update on this situation, which is followed by an editorial from HaAretz speaking out against this new move on the part of the government…..

There are millions of Palestinians living in refugee camps outside of their country today, don’t allow Israel to increase their numbers. SPEAK OUT NOW AGAINST THIS INJUSTICE.

Include in your demands the RIGHT OF RETURN for ALL Palestinian refugees.

Apr 12 08:39

Priest accused of child porn possession

Austrian authorities have launched legal proceedings against a Catholic priest accused of possessing child pornography and sharing it with others online.

Apr 12 08:38

Paedophilia complaints 'unpunished'

BELGIAN bishops have failed to punish any clergy over 300 complaints of paedophilia brought to their attention in the 1990s, claims a priest who helped many victims.

''We brought forward between 1992 and 1998 more than 300 complaints from victims of abuse committed by priests, but only 15 ended up with admissions'' of guilt, Father Rick Deville told the Flemish dailies De Standaard and Het Nieuwsblad yesterday.

''A priest accused would most often be moved, but was never punished,'' he complained.

Apr 12 08:38

Fortean Diversions: Remote Viewing, Ingrained Hubris & Authentic Leadership -

Modern research on remote viewing began in the 1970s, largely funded by the CIA and other U.S. government agencies, which were primarily interested in the possibility of psychic spying. Two physicists, Hal Puthoff and Russell Targ developed the basic experimental procedure at the Stanford Research Institute (SRI). In these tests the subject had to try to describe a place where an agent, or ‘beacon person,’ was located.