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December 12, 2009

Dec 12 07:52

OBAMA DOES A LOUIS XVI

American would not have won independence from Great Britain without generous military and financial support from France and its monarch, Louis XVI.

But France spent itself into bankruptcy supporting the American colonists. France’s financial ruin was a major cause of the ensuing French Revolution that cost the unfortunate Louis his head.

Dec 12 07:51

Billions in the trash: Swine flu drug scandal in Ukraine

Governments worldwide may have wasted billions of dollars stockpiling an ineffective flu drug. A study published in the British Medical Journal has found no evidence that Tamiflu lowers the risk of flu complications.
Webmaster's Commentary: 

"NO REFUNDS! NO REFUNDS! NO REFUNDS!!!" -- Official White Horse Souse

Dec 12 07:48

My Son's Encounter With Government-Regulated Healthcare and the Drug War. What Saved Him Was His Death.

Because of the drug laws in this country, he was repeatedly told by physicians that he was faking his symptoms, that he was just after drugs. They would not treat him. One vicious female stood in front of a room full of patients and announced: "You're just after drugs." My wife told me that later. I am not one for suing, but in retrospect, we should have taken that harpy before the medical ethics (an oxymoron, I know) commission.

One physician gave him a drug that had a little effect in stopping the spasms. When my wife called for a refill, the phone lady went to the physician. She came back: "Your son is not a patient any longer."

The existing system is callous and morally corrupt. This is what state coercion has produced. It is going to get much worse.

Dec 12 07:47

U.S. Will Settle Native American Suit for $3.4 Billion

The federal government announced on Tuesday that it intends to pay $3.4 billion to settle claims that it has mismanaged the revenue in American Indian trust funds, potentially ending one of the largest and most complicated class-action lawsuits ever brought against the United States.



Emigrate While You Still Can - Finca Bayano In Panama!

Finco Bayano
Dec 12 07:36

Medical Marijuana MAY Become Legal In Washington DC! ELEVEN YEARS After Voters Pass Law!

Dec 12 07:35

Steel firm Corus could get £90m 'pollution payoff' after closing plant and axing 1,700 jobs

The Department of Energy and Climate Change yesterday confirmed that Corus's foreign owner, Indian steel giant Tata, was 'likely' to get its £90million allocation of carbon credits, including an allocation for the 150-year-old steel works in Redcar, Teeside, the mothballing of which was announced last week.

Dec 12 07:31

Lord Monckton tells Jewish climate change protester he is like 'Hitler Youth'

The Viscount was speaking at a fringe meeting held by lobby group Americans For Prosperity on Wednesday night when a group of youth delegates interrupted and started chanting.

The 57-year-old peer was said to be so outraged by the interruption from American sustainable development group SustainUS that he started calling the protesters the “Hitler Youth”.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Yeah, well that was a really Bron Shirt thing for those kids to do, and it illustrates that when some people get this idea into their heads that they are saving the world, they see it as a license to be rude assholes.

Dec 12 07:29

Google spyware will help vigilantes save rainforests

Environmentalists across the world are to be enlisted as armchair detectives to monitor satellite images of rainforests and report any illegal logging.

The images will be frequently updated and anyone with internet access will be able to make instant comparisons with historical images and spot destruction of rainforest almost as soon as it happens.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I have two questions.

1. Doesn't the owner of those lands get to decide what to do with them?

2. Why can't we get the same real-time image updates to keep an eye on the politicians?



Dec 12 07:19

Is there really room in Boise shelters?

Sub zero temperatures and wind - it's a recipe for disaster especially when you are left out in the cold.

Dec 12 07:18

Homeless Women And Children Unable To Escape Cold

The extremely cold conditions have exposed a crack in Fort Wayne's social service network and some women and children may be the ones falling through, again.

Dec 12 07:16

Homelessness: A Connecticut Caseload Soars

The caseload at Alpha, the only emergency shelter for families in Bridgeport, has doubled, to an anticipated 350 families by the end of this year, from 170 last year, Ms. Brooks said.



Dec 12 07:16

Homeless increase even in affluent area

In an area where the median family income tops $80,000, the homeless figure tops 20,000, The Orange County Register reported Friday.

Dec 12 07:14

Obama Depopulation Policy Exposed!

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Remember yesterday where it came out that the Health Care Reform bill includes a loophole whereby the Health Insurance you will be forced to buy will be allowed to cap your medical care. If you get too sick to remain profitable, you are allowed to die.

Dec 12 07:11

Temperatures are falling, not rising

As Christopher Booker says in his review of 2008, temperatures have been dropping in a wholly unpredicted way over the past year. Last winter, the northern hemisphere saw its greatest snow cover since 1966, which in the northern US states and Canada was dubbed the “winter from hell”. This winter looks set to be even worse.

The earth was hotter 1,000 years ago

Evidence from all over the world indicates that the earth was hotter 1,000 years ago than it is today. Research shows that temperatures were higher in what is known as the Mediaeval Warming period than they were in the 1990s.

Dec 12 07:11

Lukoil, Statoil Win West Qurna, Prize in Iraq Bidding

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So, Saddam nationalized Iraq's oil, so the US lies about WMDs and goes in to kill Saddam and "liberate" the oil fields, then LOSES THE BIDDING TO RUSSIA!

Smooth move, guys.

Now, please explain all this to the families of those dead soldiers.



Dec 12 07:07

Winchester to Deliver 200 Million 40-Cal. Rounds to Homeland Security

Winchester Ammunition was recently awarded a contract by the Immigration, Customs and Enforcement (ICE) division of the Department of Homeland Security to supply a maximum of 200 million, 40 cal. rounds over the next five years.

Dec 12 07:06

Latin America's Iran ties "a bad idea": Clinton

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton warned Latin American countries on Friday not to get too close to Iran, calling it "a really bad idea" that could have consequences.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"You are supposed to love us, dammit!!!"

Dec 12 07:04

It’s Time to Leave Afghanistan

I have serious concerns, however, about the president’s decision to add some 30,000 troops and an as yet undisclosed number of civilian personnel to escalate our Afghan operation. This "surge" will bring US troop levels to approximately those of the Soviets when they occupied Afghanistan with disastrous result back in the 1980s. I fear the US military occupation of Afghanistan may end up similarly unsuccessful.

Dec 12 06:15

Spot the difference: Israel’s Prussian heritage – and destiny?

Uri Avnery views the similarities between Prussia and Israel – indeed, the Prussian heritage of Israel – and wonders whether the Jews-only state is destined for a similar fate to Prussia's.

”Arthur Ruppin had an immense impact on the Zionist enterprise, more than any other single person... Before becoming a Zionist, he was an extreme Prussian-German nationalist. He was one of the fathers of the 'scientific' racist creed and believed in the superiority of the Aryan race. Up to the end he occupied himself with measuring skulls and noses in order to provide support for assorted racist ideas. His partners and friends created the 'science' that inspired Adolf Hitler and his disciples.”



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December 11, 2009

Dec 11 19:51

The Secret of Oz

Bill Still's latest. Basically a retelling of the same history he presented in "The Money Masters".
He only partially achieves his attempt to wrap the story around the allegory of monetary policy symbolized in "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz"(it doesn't all tie in neatly).
However, at about half the running time of "The Money Masters" he presents a much friendlier version of his ideas to pass along to the uninitiated. Plus great ideas from Dr. Ellen Brown and appearances by Peter Schiff and others that give it modern flesh.

Dec 11 18:13

Tony Blair admits: I would have invaded Iraq anyway

Tony Blair has said he would have invaded Iraq even without evidence of weapons of mass destruction and would have found a way to justify the war to parliament and the public.

The former prime minister made the confession during an interview with Fern Britton, to be broadcast on Sunday on BBC1, in which he said he would still have thought it right to remove Saddam Hussein from power.

"If you had known then that there were no WMDs, would you still have gone on?" Blair was asked. He replied: "I would still have thought it right to remove him [Saddam Hussein]".

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This man has no morals whatsoever.

The reason for the invasion and occupation of Iraq was always, is now, and will continue to be, about Iraq's oil, which was nationalized under Saddam Hussein, and is now being bid out for development to the large oil companies.

But of course, that's something a little bit difficult to "sell" to your military, and their friends and families when they come back from this "adventure-for-profit" either dead or maimed for life.

So you "sold" WMDs to your country's citizens like a fishmonger, knowing well before the invasion that there were absolutely no WMD's in Iraq.

It was all about the money.

History will judge this man harshly as one of the worst Prime Ministers in the history of the UK, and that's saying something.

Dec 11 17:36

House chairman Brad Sherman calls on UC Irvine to throw out Muslim Student Union for raising money for Gaza

By Philip Weiss – December 11, 2009

Your Israel lobby at work. Brad Sherman is a liberal Democratic congressman from California and populist on Wall Street issues. He is also chairman of a House subcommittee on terrorism. With the applause (and likely the urging) of the Zionist Organization of America, he has sent out three letters to federal officials, urging investigations directed at Viva Palestina, the George Galloway group that is devoted to bringing aid to besieged people of Gaza– for allegedly supporting a terrorist organization, Hamas. The letters are to the IRS, to the Justice Department, and to Hillary Clinton.



Dec 11 17:17

Employees Working for No Pay

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Yee-HAAA; it's working!!!" -- Official White Horse Souse

Dec 11 16:58

Imagine There's No Global Warming

Dec 11 16:27

Jim Rogers Interview: "Become a Farmer" (with notes)-Video

Tim Geithner wrong about the solution to our problem being to try to spend our way out of this mess - which is what got us into this. Why are we listening to Tim Geithner when he's been consistently wrong?

Dec 11 16:13

2nd bombshell of the afternoon. White House shuts down Senate health care debate in effort to kill drug importation amendment on behalf of Big Pharma



Owl 1
Dec 11 16:00

Health care loophole would allow coverage limits

A loophole in the Senate health care bill would let insurers place annual dollar limits on medical care for people struggling with costly illnesses such as cancer, prompting a rebuke from patient advocates.

Dec 11 15:58

House Passes Bill to Audit the Fed (UNCONFIRMED)

I have just received confirmation from a very credible Congressional source that the bill to audit the Federal Reserve is included in the House financial reform legislation which passed today.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Can anyone confirm this, and given that it is reported buried inside another bill, is this Ron Paul's original bill or the emasculated version that came out from Committee hacks.

Dec 11 15:57

EU vows climate aid to poor nations

Nicolas Sarkozy, the French president, said the offer "puts Europe in a leadership role at Copenhagen"

Dec 11 15:54

Arrests ahead of Copenhagen protest

Police arrested 75 sympathisers of the "Our Climate - Not Your Business" movement, which held demonstrations under the banner "Don't buy the lie."



Dec 11 15:42

New York City Erases Bike Lanes to Appease Hasidic Men Who Object to Seeing Women in Bike Shorts

Groups of bicycle-riding vigilantes have been repainting 14 blocks of Williamsburg roadways ever since the city sandblasted their bike lanes away last week at the request of the Hasidic community.

The Hasids, who have long had a huge enclave in the now-artist-haven neighborhood, had complained that the Bedford Avenue bike paths posed both a safety and religious hazard.

Dec 11 15:27

President Obama ‘creating torture impunity’

Director of ACLU’s National Security Project Jameel Jaffer said “the Bush administration constructed a legal framework for torture and now the Obama administration is constructing a legal framework for impunity.”

In April, Obama said that CIA interrogators who had used waterboarding on suspected militants would not face prosecution. He also released Bush-era memos specifying that the practice did not constitute torture.

Dec 11 15:08

Quick Fact: WSJ's Strassel calls stolen emails a "gold mine" for climate change skeptics

Industry groups are gearing up for a legal onslaught; and don't underestimate their prospects. The leaked emails from the Climatic Research Unit in England alone are a gold mine for those who want to challenge the science underlying the theory of manmade global warming.

Dec 11 14:47

Rep. Ted Poe - THE NEW YORK TIMES REFUSES TO REPORT ON CLIMATEGATE 12-10-2009

Dec 11 14:45

New World Order Monetary System

Dec 11 14:44

Jewish Terrorists Torch West Bank Mosque, Scrawl Nazi Slogans

In what seems to signal an escalation of organized Jewish terror against Palestinians and their property, suspected Jewish terrorists on Friday torched a mosque in the northern West Bank.

Palestinians sources said armed settlers from a nearby settlement threw flammable substance inside the Hasan Khadr Mosque at the village of Yasuf near Salfit, 15 kilometers, south west of Nablus .

The incident occurred around 4:00 am shortly before dawn.

The suspected terrorists also scrawled Nazis slogans in Hebrew, reading “revenge” and “we will burn all of you.” Other scrawls read “price-tag-greeting from Effi” Effi is a Hebrew name.

Dec 11 14:43

Global Research Climate Change Dossier: Detailed Analysis and Review of Global Warming

One hundred articles, scientific reports and critical news coverage of the Copenhagen Summit on Climate Change



Lockerdome
Dec 11 14:07

Video: UN Security Stops Journalist’s Questions About ClimateGate

Professor Stephen Schneider’s assistant requested armed UN security officers who held film maker Phelim McAleer, ordered him to stop filming and prevented further questioning after the press conference where the Stanford academic was launching a book.
Dec 11 14:04

AFTER YEARS OF DECEIT: US OPENLY ACCEPTS BIN LADEN LONG DEAD

However, since we lost a couple of hundred of our top special operations forces hunting for bin Laden after we knew he was dead, is someone going to answer for this with some jail time?

Dec 11 14:02

Google Sues to Stop Work-From-Home Scams

"At the heart of the scheme is a false representation that consumers can participate in a Google-sponsored program that will allow them to make hundreds of dollars a day working at home performing a simple task that requires no particular experience or qualifications," the search engine giant wrote in a 26-page claim filed in U.S. District Court in Utah.

The lawsuit names Nevada-based Pacific WebWorks and 50 other defendants referred to only as "Does 1 through 50."

Pacific WebWorks did not immediately return calls for comment from ABCNews.com. According to the Google claim, Pacific WebWorks operates a credit card processing site.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Yes, this is the reason we are having to cancel one of our ad clients.

Dec 11 13:59

Insiders Quietly Sold 82x More Stock Than They Bought

Insider selling has been massively outpacing insider buying, by 82x, according to FInviz data via Zero Hedge.



Dec 11 13:58

British medical journal questions efficacy of Tamiflu for swine flu — or any flu

A major controversy about the efficacy of the antiviral agent Tamiflu in treating influenza has erupted in the online version of BMJ, formerly known as the British Medical Journal. A team from the prestigious Cochrane Review says that its analysis of published data about clinical trials of the drug, known generically as oseltamivir, shows that the drug is able to reduce the course of an influenza infection by a day but that they are unable to conclude that the drug is effective at reducing complications and hospitalizations caused by flu because they do not have access to key data from eight clinical trials sponsored by the drug's manufacturer, Roche Laboratories Inc.

Dec 11 13:56

Arlington National Cemetery Investigation

Records at Arlington National Cemetery suggest that workers found an urn of cremated remains that had been dumped -- presumably accidentally -- in a dirt landfill, reburied those remains as an unknown soldier, and kept the whole thing quiet.

With the publication of this article, Salon has now disclosed four separate cases in which the cemetery discovered unmarked remains due to burial glitches, mostly poor record-keeping. In a fifth case, the cemetery accidentally buried the remains of one service member on top of another in the same grave. Salon's reporting has led the Army to launch an investigation of record-keeping problems at the cemetery.

Dec 11 13:47

American Jews eye Obama's 'anti-Israel' appointees

Every appointee to the American government must endure a thorough background check by the American Jewish community.

In the case of Obama's government in particular, every criticism against Israel made by a potential government appointee has become a catalyst for debate about whether appointing "another leftist" offers proof that Obama does not truly support Israel.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

You are not allowed a voice in government unless you smooch Israel's butt, apparently.

Dec 11 13:33

Rules of human decency apply to Israelis too: academic boycott of Israel now urgent

Stuart Littlewood argues that an academic boycott of Israel is now urgent in the light of an Israeli High Court ruling that the Israel occupation forces acted within their rights when they abducted, blindfolded, handcuffed and dumped in Gaza 21-year-old Palestinian student Berlanty Azzam just weeks before she was due to complete her degree at Bethlehem University in the occupied West Bank.



Dec 11 13:00

Protesters Converge on Copenhagen

A heavy police presence could be seen at a number of the potential targets, and police helicopters could be seen moving across various parts of the city.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"You WILL accept your new world order, maggots!"

Dec 11 12:44

South African gold output continues to decline

Dec 11 12:43

Did 2009 mark the beginning of the end of Israel?

One particular event cast a sickening pall over the entire year, and in doing so reminded us that our world became ever more violent and perverse in 2009. Although this event itself ended in January, its fallout continued and will be felt for years to come. I am referring, of course, to “Operation Cast Lead,” Israel’s attempted liquidation of the Gaza ghetto. The event is significant not only because it was premeditated slaughter, but also because it did incalculable damage did to Israel’s propaganda industry.

Dec 11 12:42

"Catastrophic Global Warming", Ecological Brainwashing and World Government

As soon as the financial top had opted for a lingering crisis, global managers were instructed to work in two major ways: first, to invent a myth about the danger of swine flu pandemic (in order to take control of the national healthcare systems and reorganize the World Health Organization (WHO) into a global healthcare ministry) and impose a threat of global warming to gain control of world natural resources and introduce a unified 'green' tax (alongside with creation of a new sub-national managing body- an international ministry of ecology).



Dec 11 12:41

Orrin Hatch plants a big wet smooch!

Dec 11 12:39

House kills mortgage relief in Wall Street bill

The House has rejected an effort to expand a Wall Street regulation bill with mortgage relief that would let debt-ridden homeowners reduce their payments in bankruptcy court. The vote was 241-188 to reject.

The provision would have revived a previous bill that passed the House but later failed in the Senate.

Democrats hoped that by inserting the provision in the regulatory legislation they would have had another opportunity to make it law. Aiding homeowners through bankruptcy had been a key feature of President Barack Obama's foreclosure fighting proposal, but the president did not push for it.

Banks and credit unions have lobbied against the bankruptcy measure. They say it would force a flood of bankruptcy filings and ultimately drive up mortgage rates.

Dec 11 12:38

House passes broad Wall Street regulatory overhaul

In a separate vote Friday, Democratic leaders failed to revive legislation that would let bankruptcy judges rewrite mortgages to lower homeowners' monthly payments. The measure was rejected by a 241-188 .

The House previously passed bankruptcy-mortgage legislation, but it failed in the Senate.

Democrats hoped that by inserting the provision in the regulatory legislation they would have had another opportunity to make it law. Aiding homeowners through bankruptcy had been a key feature of President Barack Obama's foreclosure fighting proposal, but the president did not push for it.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Yeah, I guess ordinary Americans just are not a priority with this government, are they?


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Owl 2
Dec 11 12:36

From Minnie to Mickey (and all they did was turn off a gene)

The findings suggest that being male or female is not a permanently fixed state but something that has to be continually maintained in the adult body by the constant interaction of genes to keep the status quo – and the gender war – from slipping in favour of the opposite sex.

Dec 11 12:33

Climate Justice Activists Enter Day 34 of Hunger Strike

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So, the science has been discredited, the tax agenda exposed, and so their response now is "I'm gonna STARVE myself to death if you don;t do what I want?"

Good.

That fits right in with the depopulation agenda they keep talking about.

Dec 11 12:00

Israeli Strategy: Dispossess Palestinians Of Their Remaining Land

The Land Research Center said, in a report on Friday, that the Netanyahu government started dealing with area in the West Bank as lands annexed to Israel or lands for settlement expansion.

The LRC published a report as the deadline given to Palestinians whose buildings, in the village Aqaba to the east of Tubas in the Jordan valley, are threatened with demolition ran out on Thursday 10 December 2009.

Director of the Center, Jamal al-Emleh, said that what is happening at the village proves anew that Israel aims to empty the land of its Palestinian owners and replace them with Jewish settlers.

Dec 11 11:47

US Not Opposed To Israel Pumping More Funds Into Settlements

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's decision to seek cabinet approval for a new map of "national priority" zones does not contradict Israel's declaration of a 10-month construction freeze in West Bank settlements, the prime minister's bureau assured senior United States administration officials late Thursday.

The new map would enable another 110,000 settlers - most of whom live outside the major settlement blocs - the economic benefits conferred on residents of zones already included on Israel's list.



Dec 11 11:42

Ron Paul - "What if"

Dec 11 11:37

Settlers Vandalize And Set Fire To West Bank Mosque

The attack took place in the village of Yasuf, near the Samaria town of Salfit. According to reports, the perpetrators set fire to a carpet and to a library in the mosque’s second floor, destroying holy books. They also sprayed abusive statements in Hebrew on the walls. Graffiti messages included “Prepare for the price tag” and “We will burn all of you.”

Dec 11 11:30

Carbonphobia, the real environmental threat

Wood chips and wood pellets are exempt from European Union permit rules for carbon emissions, ostensibly because the chipped trees recently absorbed carbon from the atmosphere. The fact that the trees would have sequestered the carbon for centuries if left as living natural habitat and soil regenerative decomposing matter is conveniently overlooked...

America’s publicly owned national forests will be made available for this new private industry if Obama appointee Tom Tidwell, Director of the U.S. Forest Service, gets his way. Biomass electric power generating plants can consume as much as one semi-trailer truck load of chipped forest every ten minutes.

Dec 11 11:06

George Carlin - Saving the Planet



Dec 11 11:05

US terror suspect David Headley was American spy

The Daily Beast has since learned that Headley’s connections to the Drug Enforcement Administration's murky intelligence unit - which I confirmed yesterday - might have played a role in his alleged conversion to terrorism. Additionally, sources at a foreign intelligence agency tell me that he might have been a double agent who turned on the U.S. [...] Indian intelligence believes that Headley was an undercover U.S. agent who went rogue. This theory goes that Headley was used by U.S. intelligence to infiltrate the Lashkar terrorists

Dec 11 10:55

AFRICOM AIN’T THE PEACE CORPS

The U.S. military’s AFRICOM forces pretend their mission on the continent is humanitarian. In reality, AFRICOM is the sharp edge of U.S. imperialism, a killing force eager to impose American dominance. The military command "locks Africa into a state of dependency and maintains favorable political and social conditions for U.S.-based corporations that exploit Africa’s natural resources." This is not a bug in the system. It's a defining feature of it.

Dec 11 10:52

Making an American 'Impenetrable Underground Wall' the Laughing Stock of the World—Leave It to the People of Gaza

In March, 2009 the United States provided the government of Egypt with $32 million in March, 2009 for electronic surveillance and other security devices to prevent the movement of food, merchandise and weapons into Gaza. Now details are emerging about an underground steel wall that wil be 6-7 miles long and extend 55 feet straight down into the desert sand.

The steel wall will be made of super-strength steel put together in a jigsaw puzzle fashion. It will be bomb proof and can not be cut or melted. It will be "impenetrable," and reportedly will take 18 months to construct. (http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/8405020.stm)

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Your tax dollars at work, folks; while homeless Vets sleep in our streets!

Dec 11 10:49

Israel seals Gaza borders

Israeli forces decided on to close all goods crossing points into the Gaza Strip on Friday, a Palestinian official said.



Owl 3
Dec 11 10:47

Emergency Jobless Insurance Claims Surge By Most Ever In Prior Week

The number you won’t hear mentioned anywhere in the Mainstream Media: 327,729. That is how many people shifted to Emergency Unemployment Compensation programs in the last week alone, hitting an all time record high of 4.2 million!

Dec 11 10:44

WMD treaty violations and inspection refusal for biological, nuclear, chemical weapons. Iran? No, US

*hyperlinks and video live at source*

First, the length of a headline prevents me from including the damning introduction of treaty violation of torture, legal war, use of depleted uranium, and refusal to make antipersonnel landmines illegal. Now, to substantiate the headline’s shocking and factual lead:

President Obama rejected inspection protocol for US biological weapons, in Orwellian contradiction to his statement to strengthen the Biological Weapons Convention (BWC). This comes after increased US investment in bio-weapons during the Bush Administration with multiple reports of secret and illegal programs.

Dec 11 10:44

I Pledge Allegiance to Global Warming

The Met Office, Britain's national weather service, "has embarked on an urgent exercise to bolster the reputation of climate-change science" in the wake of a whistle-blower's revelation of widespread misconduct by climate scientists.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is not about climate; this is all about money that will be made from the carbon cap and trade scams which are about to be shoved down the throats of We the People.

When government funds research, you can bet your bottom (worthless) US dollar that the results of that research will conform to what the government wants that outcome should be, no matter how the researchers have to skew the science to get it.

Dec 11 10:37

Food Stamps Go to a Record 37.2 Million, USDA Says

A record 37.2 million people, or about one out of every eight Americans, received food stamps in September, as the recession drove a surging jobless rate, according to a government report.

Recipients of the subsidy for retail-food purchases climbed 18 percent from a year earlier, according to a statement posted today on the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Web site. Participation has set records for 10 straight months.



Taboola
Dec 11 10:35

Afghanistan: UK and US seek to cancel 2010 parliamentary election

Britain and America are seeking to cancel next year's parliamentary election in Afghanistan amid fears that it will distract from President Barack Obama's new strategy to bring security to the country.

The two allies are in dispute with European states over whether to fund and secure the elections in the spring or press for postponement until 2011, The Daily Telegraph has learned.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Are you flipping kidding me?!?!?

Oh, the Afghan people are going to love this, if such a postponement takes place.

But then, the invasion and occupation were never about bettering the situation of the Afghan people, were they?

These actions were always about private corporate profit from controlling the flow of Eurasian oil, and controlling the flow of the drug trade.

Apparently for the US and UK, a silly parliamentary election will just "...get in the way" of achieving those outcomes.

Dec 11 10:31

Geithner Says Treasury Faces Losses From Autos, AIG

Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner said the government is unlikely to recoup its investments in insurer American International Group Inc. or the automakers General Motors Co. and Chrysler Group LLC.

Still, U.S. financial and economic conditions have improved, Geithner told the panel in Washington. The Treasury now expects to make money on its banking investments, if not on its efforts to stabilize the automobile and insurance industries.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"...US financial and economic conditions have improved...."?!?!?

FOR WHOM?!?!?!?? We the People?!?

I think not.

Dec 11 10:30

Chemistry student killed by 'exploding chewing gum'

A CHEMISTRY student has reportedly been killed by what is believed to be exploding chewing gum.

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The man was studying at Ukraine’s Kiev Polytechnic Institute and was known for his habit of dipping chewing in citric acid.

Ria Novosti reports police found both citric acid packets and “some kind of explosive material” on a table in his parents’s room.

They believe he may have confused the two packets, dipping the gum into the explosive material rather than the citric acid.

Oops.

Dec 11 10:26

Turley: Obama bags Peace Prize while his lawyers are ‘gutting’ Nuremberg

The Obama administration has asked the Department of Justice to dismiss a lawsuit brought by convicted terrorist Jose Padilla against torture memo author John Yoo, asserting that Yoo cannot be sued for legal opinions he offered in the course of advising then-President Bush on national security matters.

Constitutional law professor Jonathan Turley finds ths decision inexplicable. "The president literally has gotten onto a plane this evening to go to Norway," he told MSNBC's Keith Olbermann on Wednesday, "to accept the Nobel Prize, while his Justice Department is effectively gutting a major part of Nuremberg."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Unflipping believable.

Welcome to George Bush's third term in office, courtesy of President Barak Obama!

Dec 11 10:25

CLIMATEGATE - Three "Independent" temp charts actually originate from same set of data.

The three global temperature records are usually called CRU, GISS, and GHCN. Both GISS and CRU, however, get almost all of their raw data from GHCN. All three produce very similar global historical temperature records from the raw data.

Dec 11 10:20

Time to get serious about combating Climate Change denial

Those of us concerned with combating Climate Hate should take inspiration from the likes of the ADL and their vast experience in combating Holocaust denial. We must blacklist any scientist, educator, journalist and politician mentioning the slightest doubt in climate change or even suggesting that people should be free to doubt. We must make them unpublishable and unemployable. We must make them social lepers, to an extent that even their closest friends and family will not be associated with them. We must drag them through the courts wherever possible and make them rot in prison together with murderers and pedophiles. We must make anyone harboring Climate Change doubts be afraid of his own thoughts.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is humor.

At least, I hope this is humor.

Dec 11 10:20

One Step Closer to Unilateral Sanctions Against Iran

Congress has given new momentum to a bill imposing unilateral sanctions on Iran — a move seen by many as an ineffective form of sanctions and potentially antagonistic against valuable U.S. allies on the U.N. Security Council. This comes ahead of the end of the year deadline set by U.S. President Barack Obama for Tehran to respond to a proposed agreement to export most of its enriched uranium for processing in Russia and France.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

...One step closer to a war against Iran.

Dec 11 10:17

ACLU: Obama creating ‘a sweeping immunity doctrine for torturers’

The nation's pre-eminent civil rights organization ACLU on Thursday slammed President Obama for shielding the Bush administration from accountability for its "dangerous torture policy," and insisted that this "lack of transparency" severely threatens the future of constitutional liberty in the United States.

"The Bush administration constructed a legal framework for torture," Jameel Jaffer, Director of ACLU's National Security Project, said in a conference call with reporters. "Now the Obama administration is constructing a legal framework for impunity."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

What happens when the US institutionalizes torture, then creates immunity for the torturers, is the following.

It means that we have, for all practical intents and purposes, withdrawn from every human rights treaty to which the US has ever been a signatory, including the Geneva Accords.

The institutionalization of torture means that no US representative can ever blather about the US's care for human rights, dignity, and democracy with a straight face, because those people being lectured understand that the opposite is the case.

And finally, institutionalizing torture means that if American military or civilian personnel are caught by a hostile power, because the US tortures and provides immunity to those torturers, we have given hostile powers carte blanche to torture Americans.

Chew on that one for a while - particularly if you have family and/or friends in the military right now.

Dec 11 10:17

Are Americans Too Broken for the Truth to Set Us Free?

Can people become so broken that truths of how they are being screwed do not “set them free” but instead further demoralize them? Has such a demoralization happened in the United States? Do some totalitarians actually want us to hear how we have been screwed because they know that humiliating passivity in the face of obvious oppression will demoralize us even further? What forces have created a demoralized, passive, disCouraged U.S. population? Can anything be done to turn this around?

Dec 11 10:15

Billionaire Who Had Sex with Sixteen Year-olds Claims He's the Victim Now

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"They promised me they were only thirteen!"

Dec 11 10:14

Furious Reaction To Sick Editorial Calling For Global One Child Dictatorship

An article featured in Canada’s Financial Post newspaper calling for China’s draconian one child policy, where woman are kidnapped off the streets, drugged, and forced to undergo compulsory abortions, to be imposed worldwide has been met with widespread hostile reaction, yet such measures are being debated at the United Nations climate summit in Copenhagen.

Dec 11 10:13

Climate change will leave 100million more hungry this century, UN warns

Ooooh. Look at that scary (and totally false) temperature chart.

Dec 11 10:11

Houses Passes $1.1 Trillion Spending Bill

But this is, or soon will be, 2010, and President Obama’s promises of transparency aside, the new way of doing things in the perpetual wartime economy is to pass bulky spending bills filled with anything and everything Congressmen want on an accelerated schedule, every few months.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

There will be a point, in the not too distant future, when the Federal government will simply collapse under the weight of its own indebtedness.

Dec 11 10:07

Chavez prepares Venezuela for 'US-provoked war'

President Hugo Chavez says Venezuela must be ready to defend itself against what he called the US and Colombia's gearing up for initiating a military conflict.

Chavez who accused Washington and Bogota of planning to stage war against his country announced that thousands of Russian missiles and rocket launchers were being received by Venezuela as the country is preparing for a possible military conflict.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Chavez is many things, but he's not an idiot.

The positioning of American forces in Columbia does not bode well for peace in the region.

And of course, as reported here:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oil_reserves_in_Venezuela

"There were 80 billion barrels (13×10^9 m3) of conventional oil reserves in Venezuela as of 2007, the largest oil reserves of any country in South America."

Let's see if I have the formula correctly. Foreign oil reserves, plus a government the US doesn't particularly like, equals... vigorous US attempts at destabilization of that government, including military confrontation, if the US thinks it can get away with it.

Any questions?!?!?

Dec 11 10:04

STATE OF PALESTINE QUIZ ~~ QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

1. When was the country of Palestine founded and by whom?

The Land of Palestine was given its name by the Roman Empire. The Arabs were already there, and the Empire named it Paleshtin (Palestine) after the Biblical Pelishtim (Philistines). Paleshtin = Pelishtim

Dec 11 10:04

PALESTINIAN STATEHOOD ~~ ACTIONS ARE NEEDED, NOT WORDS

The EU’s policy statement on a future Palestinian state now needs to be acted on, writes Khalid Amayreh from occupied Jerusalem

Dec 11 10:03

TOON AND PHOTO ~~ RURAL ACTIVISTS KILLED IN BRAZIL

On October I met Sabia, his wife and children in Buritis, during my trip to countryside Rondonia. He can be seen in this photo, holding a Palestinian flag.

Dec 11 09:58

US to punish anti-American TV in ME

The US House of Representatives has adopted a bill asking the country's president to report agitation resulting to anti-American violence on media outlets.

It also calls for punitive measures for networks deemed to be fueling terror.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

A short memo to the members of the US House of Representatives: people don't like to be told what to do at the point of a gun, shot, maimed, caged, or made collateral damage from a drone strike gone horribly wrong. If we would stop mucking about in other people's countries, the alleged "incitement" would stop in a heartbeat.

The US is now involved in one major war, one occupation, and several proxy wars all over the Middle East and Africa, and these wars have nothing to do with the safety of the American people; these wars are all about resources, and the poor folks who have the horrendously rotten luck to live on top of those resources.

You have to ask yourself: who are the real terrorists in these wars without end?!?

Dec 11 09:51

McCaffrey: Afghan commitment up to 10 years

U.S. troops could be in Afghanistan for as many as 10 years at a cost of up to $300 billion and “thousands more American casualties,” according to the retired Army general who has penned a new independent report on challenges the military will face in the war.

But retired Army Gen. Barry McCaffrey concludes that the U.S. can, in the next five years, achieve three primary objectives: Create a viable Afghan security force that will allow for the reduction of an active U.S. combat role; create governance from the district level up that the population can support; and reduce official corruption by establishing a “parallel chain of financial custody and approval of resources” until the Afghan government is “operating unlike an active criminal enterprise.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Mc Caffrey's "rah-rah" propaganda not withstanding, thinking Americans understand that that the US is in Afghanistan for two reasons, and two reasons only.

These reasons have absolutely nothing to do with the safety and security of We the People, and absolutely everything for corporate financial gain.

Those reasons are:

1. To lay the pipelines to control Eurasian oil.

2. To protect the drug trade, from which so many profit so handsomely.

Those are the reasons why our kids are getting killed and maimed for life in Afghanistan.

Dec 11 09:49

Climategate distracts at Copenhagen

Former Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin stirred the pot Wednesday with a Washington Post op-ed calling on President Barack Obama to boycott the Copenhagen talks over climategate and the “agenda-driven science” it exposed.

Obama will surely ignore the call. And the Environmental Defense Fund’s Peter Goldmark told POLITICO Wednesday that climategate isn’t coming up in private meetings among nongovernmental organizations in Copenhagen and is not an issue for negotiators.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Look, we have decided this is how we are going to loot the world's people and the facts don't interest us at all, and you better damned well get used to it, or we'll put you on the list of 'useless carbon producers' over at the Eugenics committee!!"

Dec 11 09:42

IDF simulates missile attacks, war against Syria and Hezbollah

The Israel Defense Forces carried out two extensive drills this week, simulating war and national emergency situation.

Both drills were two-day affairs for which dozens of reserve officers were mobilized and included scenarios in which ballistic missiles with conventional and nonconventional warheads landed in Israeli cities.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

One has to wonder if these drills were less about Syria and Hezbollah than they were about a potential military conflict with Iran.

Dec 11 09:42

CLIMATEGATE - 50% of the U.S. is covered in snow already

It didn’t take long for half of the United States to get slammed with snow (December 11, 2009), last year on December 11, 2008 the U.S. was only covered in 29% of snow. Next week will be even more snow-packed and temperatures even more miserable then last year.

Dec 11 09:39

EU ready to accompany UNSC against Iran

The EU has warned that it will accompany the UN Security Council in punitive action should Iran fail to provide a 'clear response' over its nuclear work.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

One has to wonder what the EU will be prepared to do is there is no agreement on UN Security Council sanctions against Iran.

Dec 11 09:35

Russia, China disagree with West over Iran sanctions

A Western drive to impose a new set of tougher sanctions on Iran over its nuclear program may prove to lose momentum due to strong opposition from Russia and China.

The tense UN Security Council meeting began on Thursday with a salvo of warnings from UN representatives of France, Britain, and the US -- all of whom stood united in their demands that Iran should comply with their demands over its nuclear activities.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The US, UK, France, and Israel, will very likely get no more sanctions against Iran from the UN.

El Baradei is entirely correct and logical when he states that the situation regarding Iran's nuclear energy program can only be resolved by diplomatic means.

This is why his voice will be ignored completely by the US, UK, France, and Israel, which will then head out on their own with multi-lateral sanctions which will ultimately lead to war.

Dec 11 09:31

Doomsday Climate Cultists Attempt to Convert Kids

These next clips would be funny if it wasn’t so creepy that the internationalist criminal-scum elite are attempting to convert kids into this new “doomsday cult” and to fear the most unimaginable like huge floods, massive hurricanes and suicidal polar bears.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

See Oh Rapture! for a compendium of botched end-of-the-world prophecies by the usual con-artists, buy-bull bangers, politicians, and other asylum escapees.

Dec 11 09:29

Now EU Wants Global Transaction Tax To Fund More Bailouts

On the heels of a similar proposal being pushed in Copenhagen in the name of fighting global warming, the European Union has asked the IMF to introduce a global tax on financial transactions in order to fund more bailouts – in other words, the globalists are devising yet more ways to plunder the taxpayer into servitude to the private banks that they own.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

You do not speed up a car by applying the brakes.

Taxes are brakes.

Dec 11 09:23

Poland, US sign deployment accord

Poland and the United States on Friday signed an agreement on the status of US troops in the eastern European country ahead of the deployment of US Patriot missiles.

"This agreement allows the stationing of US soldiers and materiel in Poland," Polish Defence Minister Bogdan Klich told the press. "For Poland it means that its security will be strengthened."

US Defence Secretary Robert Gates has said the United States wants to deploy SM-3 missiles in Poland and the neighbouring Czech Republic in 2015.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Even though the "missile shield" deal has been scrapped, the presence of US troops in Poland is bound to make Russia singularly cranky.

Dec 11 09:15

Western envoys threaten Iran with new UN sanctions

"We are facing a pattern of violations by the Islamic Republic of Iran," Araud told reporters. "We are now convinced that there is a deliberate attempt by Iran to violate the UN resolutions."

And he also pointed out that, in parallel, all efforts by six major powers -- Britain, China, France, Germany, Russia and the United States -- to coax Tehran into abandoning its nuclear enrichment program -- had failed.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The proposals presented by the West to Iran were engineered to fail.

It is just a question of time before there will be a military strike against Iran.

It will be one of the most idiotic things the US and Israel could do, and may well start World War III; but for Israel, as long as the conflict is primarily fought with American blood and money, Israel will be happy to see it happen.

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