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October 25, 2009

Oct 25 11:38

Thousands gather in Kabul, burn effigy of Obama Afghans accuse US troops of burning Quran

At least one thousand Afghans took to the streets of Kabul on Sunday to protest against what they said was the desecration of a copy of the Quran by foreign troops during a raid last week.

As police fired into the air to break up the crowd, thick smoke rose above the crowd, who burned an effigy of American President Barack Obama and chanted anti-American slogans.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The Afghan people do not hate us "because we are free"; they hate us because we are foreign occupiers with economic and political agendas which have nothing to do with the good of the Afghan people.

Oct 25 11:31

FLAMES FROM AFGHANISTAN IGNITE PAKISTAN

Washington seems unaware of the fury its heavy-handed, counter-productive policies have whipped up in Pakistan. Like the Bush administration in Iraq, the Obama administration keeps listening to Washington-based neoconservatives, military hawks, and `experts’ who tell it just what it wants to hear, not the hard facts.

As a result, Pakistan’s military, the nation’s premier institution, is being pushed to the point of revolt. Against the backdrop of bombings and shootings come rumors the heads of Pakistan’s armed forces and intelligence may be replaced by the Zardari government. My Pakistani military and intelligence sources report growing unrest in the middle ranks against the pro-US leadership.

Oct 25 11:31

International day of climate change funded by.....

So if you guessed the name Rockefeller as the major known backer of 350.org, you would be correct.

'350' is a subsidiary of the Sustainable Markets Foundation, an offshoot of The Rockefeller Brothers Fund.

In 2006, David Rockefeller Sr. made a $225 million bequest to the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, a foundation he formed with his four siblings.

This is the same David Rockefeller whose quotes have been well publicized and have exposed his agenda.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Yep, it's the push for a global government made up of bankers.

And given that they are using lies and deceptions to sell us their government, such a supranation starts right from the beginning as one the people can never trust to be honest and truthful.

Oct 25 11:29

Top 10 States make up 55 Percent of United States GDP. 6 of the top 10 States have Unemployment Rates over 10 Percent.



Emigrate While You Still Can - Finca Bayano In Panama!

Finco Bayano
Oct 25 11:27

Israel still makes Egyptians uneasy

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Is there anyone Israel DOESN'T make uneasy?????

Oct 25 11:27

'Israel has always discriminated against its Arabs'

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"... and we see no reason to stop now! 'Tradi...shuuuuun, Tradition. Tradi....shun!!!!"

:)

Oct 25 11:24

URBAN SHIELD 2009 Terrorizing Oakland & Bay Area This Weekend at Invite of Alameda Sheriff

On October 24th and 25th, 2009, the Alameda County Sheriff is again spearheading their so-called Urban Shield by inviting SWAT teams from across the country and world to come and terrorize Oakland and surrounding cities. The cops look at it as this big, fun event where they get to bust out all of their latest militarized policing hardware, realistically most of which is used to keep lower income people in their place.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This year,for the first time in this event's 3 year history, foreign forces are participating in these drills, and these the French RAID team, one of France's most elite military police squadrons.

These "urban war games" are sponsored not only by Homeland Security Grant funds, but also these corporate private sponsors, as reported in:

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2008/10/02/18542550.php

List of Sponsors
TITLE
BAE Systems

DIAMOND
5.11 Tactical
Adamson’s Police Products
Blackwater Worldwide
Cobalt Equipment
First Choice Armor
Mine Safety Appliances
MPRI (Beamhit)
Recon Robotics
Sig Sauer
Tactical Command Industries
TASER International
The Spiller Group (The Rook)

PLATINUM
Bump Energy Drink
Maxor
Northern Lights Tactical
Safe Restraints
Sprint
Winchester Ammunition

GOLD
IronKey
LPS Tactical

SILVER
Blackhawk!
Coca-Cola, Inc.
Crimson Trace
Oakley, Inc.

BRONZE
CamelBak
Prison Health Services
SF Police Credit Union

EXHIBITORS
5.11 Tactical
Adamson’s Police Products
BAE Systems
Blackhawk!
Blackwater Worldwide
California State Sheriff’s Association
Capture Technologies, Inc.
Cobalt Equipment
Crimson Trace
Custom Ear Protection, Inc.
Dey, L.P.
Dolphin Graphics
First Choice Armor
IronKey
LC Action Supply
L-3/ EOTech
LPS Tactical
Mine Safety Appliances
MPRI (Beamhit)
Northern Lights Tactical
Oakley, Inc.
Pelican Products, Inc.
Prison Health Services
ProForce Law Enforcement
Recon Robotics
Safe Restraints
SF Police Credit Union
Sig Sauer
Sprint
Tactical Command Industries
TASER International
The Ed Jones Badge Company
The Spiller Group (The Rook)
Vigilant Video

The private firms represented here are positioned to profit brilliantly from any kind police/military purchases of equipment and/ or services intended to crush any kind urban unrest in the US.

And it appears that this kind of scenario is just what Homeland Security expects to happen here in the not too distant future. They're very much planning for it, as evidenced in DHS's latest budget request, as reported on 7 May 2009 at:

http://www.dhs.gov/ynews/releases/pr_1241715252729.shtm

"U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Janet Napolitano unveiled the Department’s $55.1 billion FY 2010 budget request today, focused around five major priorities—counterterrorism; border security; enforcement of immigration laws; disaster preparedness, response and recovery; and Department unification—designed to create a leaner, smarter, more effective agency."

Oct 25 11:21

CDC Concedes Secretly that Vaccines have a Link to Autism



Oct 25 11:19

The Wall Street Economic Death Squad

‘The amount of poverty and suffering required for the emergence of a Goldman Sachs, and the amount of depravity that the accumulation of a fortune of such a magnitude entails is left out of the mainstream media, and it is not always possible to make the people in general see this.’

The American middle class, once the only effective counter weight to Wall Street greed, has been decimated. Over 25 million people, in what was the US middle class, are now in full-blown crisis mode and urgently need to increase their income.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The Middle class are being crushed out of existence, just as occurred at the creation of the USSR.

Oct 25 11:16

Officers accused of inciting violence to testify before police ethics panel

Three undercover officers accused of inciting protesters to attack riot police at the 2007 North American leaders summit in Montebello are being summoned to testify before Quebec's independent police ethics committee.

The decision from the committee released this week overrules an independent review that exonerated the officers. It also comes more than two years after the black-clad trio were first exposed on YouTube.

Oct 25 11:14

Global Warming has most of the characteristics of an “urban legend”

Oct 25 11:11

Israel increasing military build-up near Lebanon

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"We did TOO invent Hummus!!!!!"



Oct 25 11:10

Insurers eye big hikes for small business

U.S. small businesses say they are facing demands from insurance companies for the biggest premium hikes in years.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The US economy has moved from the most productive to the most predatory.

Oct 25 11:08

The 9/11 Reichstag Fire

"Once a government is committed to the principle of silencing the voice of opposition, it has only one way to go, and that is down the path of increasingly repressive measures, until it becomes a source of terror to all its citizens and creates a country where everyone lives in fear." - President Harry S. Truman.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Updated info.

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WRH 9-11 story
Oct 25 11:05

Lebanese to Israel: Hands off our hummus!

Lebanese businessmen accuse Israel of stealing a host of traditional Middle Eastern dishes, particularly hummus, and marketing them worldwide as Israeli.

Oct 25 11:05

Key China box index drops for first time since June

Alarm bells are ringing for liner firms as one of the most accurate gauges of the container index fell for the first time in more than four months Friday.



Oct 25 11:03

Percent of Permanent Job Losses at Highest in Over 30 Years

The Atlanta Fed’s macroblog has compiled a roundup of evidence showing that the economy is in a jobless recovery. It shows that jobs are scarce, that a higher than average number of jobs have been lost in small businesses (which is a bad sign), and that many workers have been forced into part time status.

However, the data point that really jumps out is this one — the dominant reason for unemployment in the current economy is permanent separation. Permanent separation is when a job is cut and it’s never coming back…versus temporary layoffs, quitting, and other types of job losses.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The fact that anyone can even talk about a recovering economy while the jobs vanish proves that they see the health of the economy only in terms of the amount of cash flowing into the hands of the elites.

Oct 25 10:58

Morale dips for American marines in Afghanistan

In a remote part of Helmand troops are dismayed by the ambivalence of locals and a sense that the Taliban can outlast them.

“I’m not much for this war. I’m not sure it’s worth all those lives lost,” said Sergeant Christian Richardson as we walked across corn fields that will soon be ploughed up to plant a spring crop of opium poppy.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Unfortunately, our troops are dismayed by the cold hard truth of why there are in Afghanistan.

The invasion and occupation of Afghanistan was to have two outcomes for corporate profit, and they were: the control of the drug trade, and the installation of oil pipelines to control Eurasian oil.

On the first outcome, one can say, absolutely, mission accomplished; cheap heroin is flooding the world, particularly Russia.

On the second, eight years into the US/Nato occupation of Afghanistan, no pipelines have been installed, because the country continues to be too volatile for that to happen.

We are not in Afghanistan to "protect its people" or bring "democracy"; we are there for the pipelines and the drugs, period, end of discussion.

Oct 25 10:58

ISRAEL HELL BENT ON FINAL CONFRONTATION AGAINST IRAN.

It’s becoming increasingly apparent to the entire world now that, no matter what Iran does with regard to its nuclear program, it will never be enough for Israel and Israel will continue to pursue its witch-hunt against Iran until the regime in Iran has been changed and it will use Iran’s so-called ‘nuclear weapons program’ as the excuse they need to eventually instigate a final confrontation that they hope will lead to that regime change.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"A lot of you Americans will die, but that is a sacrifice we are willing to live with!" -- Israel

Oct 25 10:57

Barcode Prefixes and Product Country of Origin

I stand corrected. Apparently the company code used in a bar code does include the country of origin.

Israel is 729

However it is entirely possible for Israeli products to route through a company in other parts of the world, including the US, where the bar code might indicate the country where the company is headquartered rather than the actual country where the product comes from. So check the product label for nation of origin as well as the 729 on the bar code.



Oct 25 10:56

UN inspectors visit uranium enrichment facility in Iran

UN inspectors got their first look today inside a once-secret uranium enrichment facility that has raised western suspicions about the extent of Iran's nuclear programme.

Oct 25 10:48

In Yemen, War Centers on Authority, Not Terrain

Yet this mysterious war seems to have more to do with the crumbling authority of the Yemeni state than with any single cause. The Houthi rebels, after all, are a small group who have never issued any clear set of demands. They have been fighting the government on and off since 2004, and it is not clear why President Ali Abdullah Saleh decided in August to force an all-out war.

“Saleh started this war mainly because he wants his son to succeed him, and many in the military and government do not accept this,” said one high-ranking Yemeni official who spoke on the condition of anonymity, echoing an analysis that is often heard here. “With a war, people rally around him, even the United States, because they fear chaos in Yemen if he falls.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It appears that the US is again (still, yet) managing not to learn from its own history, when it comes to supporting those thugs in power who are "our thugs".

When peaceful revolution is impossible, violent revolution is inevitable.

It is painfully obvious that those in power in the US steadfastly refuse to understand this, and the results of that refusal continue to blow up in our faces geopolitically like a bad trick cigar.

Oct 25 10:47

Feeling the Hate in Tel Aviv -- The Sequel to the Video YouTube Censored

Oct 25 10:46

Feeling the Hate in Jerusalem



Owl 1
Oct 25 10:40

Drunk israeli settler brags how jews killed Jesus.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

God's chosen, eh?

Oct 25 10:39

Crazy israeli settler attack pacifists at Jerusalem

Webmaster's Commentary: 

God's chosen, eh?

Oct 25 10:38

ISRAEL, PAST AND PRESENT…… A MUST SEE IF YOU WANT A FUTURE

The following three videos are a must see….. especially for Americans that support Israel with blinders on their eyes.

Oct 25 10:37

PROFILE IN COURAGE ~~ BILL MOYERS TALKS WITH RICHARD GOLDSTONE

The UN Human Rights Council released a report on the recent fighting between Hamas and Israel in Gaza. While concluding that both Israel’s military and Hamas likely committed war crimes during the fighting, the report was particularly harsh in its condemnation of Israel’s actions, saying they were “a deliberately disproportionate attack designed to punish, humiliate, and terrorize a civilian population, radically diminish its local economic capacity both to work and to provide for itself, and to force upon it an ever increasing sense of dependency and vulnerability.” A political firestorm ensued, and some of the criticism was aimed at the head of the investigative mission, Judge Richard Goldstone.



Oct 25 10:35

Capmark Financial May File for Bankruptcy

The Capmark Financial Group, the big commercial real estate finance company cobbled together from pieces of GMAC, may file for bankruptcy as soon as this weekend, a person briefed on the matter told DealBook on Saturday.

Oct 25 10:34

Jews Lobby `to Remove Al-Aqsa Mosque

The Israeli paper also quoted ultra-right Yehuda Etzion, who is associated with Israeli spy agencies, as saying that blowing up of the Muslim sanctities would become 'inevitable' to if Tel Aviv fails to dissemble and transfer the edifices.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"And if THAT doesn't start a major war between the Americans and the Muslims I don't know what will!"

Oct 25 10:33

US secretly keeping vigil on Pak nuclear activities in Kahuta since 2003

Concerned over Pakistan's nuclear activities, US officials have been keeping an eye on the Kahuta nuclear site since 2003 through its Police College Training College in Sihala, which is situated close to the site.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Although unsourced, if true, it would make a great deal of sense for this to be the case.

Oct 25 10:32

Video Footage From Inside the Aqsa Mosque



Oct 25 10:32

FLASHBACK - Israel accused of executing parents in front of children in Gaza

One nine-year-old boy said his father had been shot dead in front of him despite surrendering to Israeli soldiers with his hands in the air.

Another youngster described witnessing the deaths of his mother, three brothers and uncle after the house they were in was shelled.

He said his mother and one of his siblings had been killed instantly, while the others bled to death over a period of days.

A psychiatrist treating children in the village of Zeitoun on the outskirts of Gaza City, where the alleged incidents took place, described the deaths as a "massacre".

Rawya Borno, a Jordanian doctor, said civilians, including children, were rounded up and killed by Israeli troops.

Oct 25 10:31

FLASHBACK - Israel Attacks Gaza, Silence from Mainstream Media about Israeli Violations of International Law

Oct 25 10:30

Internet users paid to spread Israeli propaganda

And they are working overtime this week.

Oct 25 10:25

H1N1 National Emergency planned in 2004?



Lockerdome
Oct 25 10:25

Gen. McChrystal Makes Surprise Visit to NATO Ministers’ Meeting to Lobby for Escalation

Gen. McChrystal made an unscheduled appearance at the NATO Defense Ministers’ meeting in Bratislava, Slovakia to hold a behind-the-scenes lobbying session to convince the ministers of his plan.

The visit appeared to work as the general intended, as the alliance publicly embraced his strategy. Analysts say the NATO endorsement will almost certainly pressure Obama to back the strategy as well.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

That McChrystal believes that he can make this kind of political end-run around Obama and the Obama administration means that he perceives Obama as weak, and someone who will ultimately sign off on more US troops to be maimed and killed in this immoral and illegal war without end in order to appear that he is "doing something" on Afghanistan.

Unfortunately, in this instance, McChrystal may well be right.

The original outcomes desired of the invasion and occupation of Afghanistan were to enhance corporate profit through the installation of pipelines to control the flow of Eurasian oil, and control of the drug trade, from which so many profit so handsomely.

This little exercise has certainly accomplished the second goal, but obviously not the first.

The only people, 9 years on, who appear to be "winning" this war are the private defense contractors and the drug lords.

And those outcomes, for We the People who have been forced to shell out our hard-earned taxes to pay for this continuing, blood-slathered folly, are absolutely unacceptable.

Oct 25 10:15

First Daughters Not Vaccinated Against H1N1

Oct 25 10:14

Iranian site prompts U.S. to rethink assessment

Early Sunday, if all goes as planned, U.N. nuclear inspectors will travel to a military base near Qom, Iran, for a first look at one of the country's most closely guarded nuclear secrets. Inside bunkers dug into the side of a mountain, the visitors will be escorted through a nearly completed uranium plant that Iran's president has termed "very ordinary."

But less than a month after its existence was publicly revealed, many U.S. and European intelligence officials say they are increasingly convinced that the site was intended explicitly for making highly enriched uranium for nuclear weapons.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

OK, just a little logic here.

If the site was dedicated to enrichment of uranium to the level necessary to create weapons, why has Iran invited the IAEA inspectors here to see the facility?!?

So far, Iran, as a signatory of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, has played everything by the book. Their current power station plant, built with Russian assistance, has been inspected by the IAEA.

Never have those inspections revealed that nuclear material has been either diverted, or enriched to the level necessary to create nuclear weapons.

The facility at Qom was reported to the IAEA before it became operational, and no uranium has been enriched here as required by a signatory of the NNPT.

So, we've got Iran absolutely dotting every i and crossing every t in terms of compliance to the the terms and conditions of the NNPT.

But what about Israel? Israel has nuclear bombs at their Dimona facility (and probably elsewhere), but Israel refuses to become a signatory to the NNPT, and refuses to allow inspections of is nuclear sites, unlike Iran.

Oct 25 10:11

Israeli police invade al-Aqsa Mosque again

Israeli police have invaded the al-Aqsa mosque for the second time in recent weeks, which has prompted clashes with Arab worshippers, Israeli and Palestinian officials have said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"If we can't start the war in Iran, we'll just start it right here!"



Oct 25 10:10

‘J STREET’ SHOWS ITS TRUE COLOURS

They claim to be leftist, they claim to be pro-peace….. but the reality is they are zionists in sheep’s clothing. They are controlled by the same evil forces that run most other zionist organisations. They dare not ‘rock the boat’ regarding US foreign policies.

Oct 25 10:08

Anti-incumbent wave pounds city halls

A series of upsets and close calls in big-city elections is producing the first group of politicians to fall victim to voters' economic frustrations: America's mayors.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

From anti-incumbent it is a small step to anti-government. From kicking out the corrupted politicians it is a small step to kicking out the corrupted system.

Oct 25 10:06

U.N. officials arrive in Iran to inspect new nuclear facility

International officials arrived in Iran on Sunday to inspect a newly disclosed nuclear facility near the city of Qom, state media reported.

Inspectors from the United Nations' nuclear watchdog -- the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) -- will visit the installation to make sure it is being used for peaceful purposes, said Ali Akbar Salehi, the head of Atomic Energy Organization of Iran, according to the Islamic Republic News Agency.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

1. Last Spring, Rose Gottemoeller, an assistant secretary of state and Washington's chief nuclear arms negotiator, asked Israel to sign the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty. Israel refused.
2. The United Nations passed a resolution calling on Israel to sign the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty and to submit to inspections. Israel refused.

3. The IAEA asked Israel to sign the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty and to submit to inspections. Israel refused.
4. Iran's formal notification to the IAEA of the planned construction of the backup fuel-rod facility underscores that Iran is playing by the rules of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty which Iran has signed.
5. Iran allows IAEA inspections of all its facilities.
6. Contrary to face-saving claims, it appears that the US and Israel were both caught off guard by Iran's announcement. The reasoning is simple. Had the US or Israel announced the existence of he new facility before Iran's notified the IAEA, it would have put Iran on the defensive. As it is now, the US and Israel seem to be playing catch up, casting doubt on the veracity of Israel's claims to "know" that Iran is a nuclear threat.
7. The IAEA and all 16 United States Intelligence Agencies are unanimous in agreement that Iran is not building and does not possess nuclear weapons.

8. In 1986, Mordachai Vanunu blew the whistle and provided photographs showing Israel's clandestine nuclear weapons factory underneath the reactor at Dimona.
9. Israel made the same accusations against Iraq that it is making against Iran, leading up to Israel's bombing of the power station at Osirik. Following the invasion of 2003, international experts examined the ruins of the power station at Osirik and found no evidence of a clandestine weapons factory in the rubble.

Oct 25 10:03

Experts see rebounding economy shedding jobs

Forget a jobless recovery. The economy may be entering a recovery with job losses.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Translation: as long as the Wall Street money changers and their government lackeys have oodles of your tax dollars to play with, times must be good, and if you don't have a job, that must be because you are subhuman scum unworthy of casting a shadow on the streets of NY or DC.



Oct 25 10:00

Netanyahu Today: First Hell Freezes, Then The Settlements

To put it bluntly, President Obama is being royally dissed.

One thing is certain. The President cannot accept this type of rebuff lying down. Congressman Joe Wilson only yelled out "liar." Netanyahu's response to Obama is worse. It reminds me of that old New York Daily News headline after President Ford rejected an aid package for a bankrupt New York City, "Ford to City: Drop Dead."

This is not how an ally -- especially one who receives more aid, by far, than any other country in the world -- should be permitted to address an American President.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Unfortunately, President Obama has already accepted this rebuff, tantamount to getting spat on and being told it's raining, lying down.

The hold Israel has over this country - and this president - is terrifying to behold.

The Israeli/Palestinian conflict is one which must be honorably settled if there is to be any hope of a just peace in the Middle East.

The problem is, Israel does not want peace; it wants territory by any means necessary, no matter if that is in Gaza, the West Bank, East Jerusalem, or portions of Lebanon (preferably near the Litani river).

Oct 25 09:53

Washington caught off guard by Netanyahu visit

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's intention to visit Washington for the annual UJC General Assembly has surprised many on Capitol Hill and was apparently not coordinated with the Obama administration.

An American source told Ynet Sunday that news of the visit had been received with reserved astonishment.

The Obama administration has not yet responded to questions of whether a meeting with Netanyahu was forthcoming due to their surprise over the unscheduled visit. On the other hand, failure to invite Netanyahu to the White House may be perceived as a diplomatic crisis

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Translation: this is Israel's way of saying to the Obama administration: "you are irrelevant. We will do what we are going to do, you will support us in that effort (whatever that entails) and whatever you want to see happen, we will simply ignore."

But I would almost be willing to bet one (nearly worthless) whole cent that Netanyahu will use the visit to talk to war-hawks in both the Congress and the US military about how to move forward the agenda of of a military attack against Iran, and to rally Israel's supporters in the United States to help trick the Americans into sending their children to kill yet more of Israel's enemies.

Oct 25 09:32

Arab MK: Israel provoking a billion Muslims over Temple Mount

Al-Sana said: "Israeli police initiate avoidable riots that will end in blood shed, when they enable extremists to desecrate the Al-Aqsa Mosque."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Remember when I said Israel was desperate to start another war, and if Iran looked like they might agree to allow Russia to handle their enrichment that Israel could be expected, like a cornered mad animal, to lash out in another direction?



Oct 25 09:08

Swine Flu - A9 H1N1 - Why it is Mild

Oct 25 09:04

Makers Of Vaccine Refuse To Take H1N1

Oct 25 08:56

Minister Shalom to UN chief: Bury Goldstone Report

Friday afternoon, Deputy Prime Minister Silvan Shalom met with UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and told him the report, which accuses Israel of committing war crimes during Operation Cast Lead in Gaza, should be "buried".

After the meeting Shalom told Ynet, "I am more optimistic that Ban won't pass the report on to the Security Council."

Oct 25 08:54

Rapists, hunger and hyenas attack Somalia's displaced women

There is no shortage of dangers for women in the grim refugee camps of northern Somalia.

But it is still better than the horrors they fled: civil war battles in Mogadishu, drought in neighbouring Ethiopia, inter-clan warfare and what they say was state-sponsored ethnic persecution and killings.


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Owl 2
Oct 25 07:28

Is Limited Government an Oxymoron?

Oct 25 07:05

The Great American Arm-Twist in Afghanistan

Mr. Karzai had vigorously resisted the panel’s findings, and seriously considered overriding them and declaring himself the winner. It was only Senator Kerry’s relentless efforts, and a round-the-clock lobbying press by American and European leaders, that staved off political disaster.

Diplomats in Kabul said afterward that the senator made it clear to Mr. Karzai that if he refused to accept the election results, domestic support for his government, in the United States and Europe, would collapse.

n/a
Oct 25 06:48

You are a Slave to the Government



n/a
Oct 25 06:46

Grayson v. Broun on the Constitution

This is Rep. Alan Grayson and Rep. Paul Broun discussing a bill to deny funds to one specific named organization in a Science and Technology markup. Such a bill is known as 'a bill of attainder'.

Oct 25 06:18

France 2 cancels TV 9/11 debate. Unable to find credible participants willing to support OCT

State-owned television channel France 2 just decided to cancel the historic French debate which was announced earlier this week by Jean-Marie Bigard and reported on World911Truth.org, ReOpen911.info, Infowars.com, 911Blogger.com, and many others. This has been confirmed by Mathieu Kassovitz on Friday.

France 2 supposedly cannot find four credible people that want to debate 9/11 against Bigard, Kassovitz, Laurent and Harrit. Surprised? Maybe we have judged Barack Obama too quickly. Maybe he is right when he says that 9/11 is not debatable. Even one of the most important television channel in France cannot find credible people to support the official story.

Nevertheless, the TV channel will air the October 28 show but with Bigard and Kassovitz only. This has also been confirmed by Mathieu Kassovitz a few hours after announcing the show was totally cancelled. But there will be no real debate.

Oct 25 05:59

AL CIADA Bigwig Killed.... Again

Man these guys have more lives than a cat. They are harder to kill than zombies. How can we ever defeat these guys. Maybe we should see if we can hire Van Helsing as an independent contractor to kill these guys permanently!



Oct 25 05:47

Morale Dips For American Marines in Afghanistan

In a remote part of Helmand province(opium central),Marines are dismayed by the ambivalence of locals and a sense that the Taliban can outlast them.

Oct 25 05:32

U.S. Drone Attacks Bajuar,Killing 27

Uncharacteristic attack outside of the Waziristan area may portend escalation.

Oct 25 05:21

LHC Moved Against Blackwater,Drones

He said the Pakistani armed forces should be directed to defend the country with all means at their disposal,including it's nuclear arsenal.
He also sought directions for the government to declare America an enemy state......

Oct 25 05:08

Richard Land Flip-Flops on Nazi Apology

One week after apologizing for comparing Democratic leaders to the Nazis, a prominent Southern Baptist leader has reneged on his promise to stop using such comparisons.

Despite apologizing in a letter dated Oct. 14 to Abraham H. Foxman, national director of the Anti-Defamation League (ADL), Land backed away from that apology in a Baptist Press article on Oct. 21.

(* you can't compare them to the nazis anymore . the nazis were able to get the olympics http://www.historylearningsite.co.uk/1936_berlin_olympics.htm )



Owl 3
Oct 25 05:02

Baghdad blasts 'kill at least 90'

At least 90 people have been killed and 265 injured in two car bomb attacks in central Baghdad, Iraqi officials say.
The blasts hit the ministry of justice and a provincial government office near the Green Zone, causing severe damage.

my note,,the camera man must have been tipped off the explosion was going to happen.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/8324581.stm

the above pic must have been taken seconds after the explosion.

Oct 25 05:01

The Death of American Culture

Hilarious,yet very,very scary!

Oct 25 04:55

Two Suicide Car Bombs Hit Baghdad, Killing Dozens

BAGHDAD — A pair of suicide car bombs exploded almost simultaneously in downtown Baghdad Sunday, targeting two government buildings and killing at least 65 people and wounding 250, according to an official in the Ministry of the Interior who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak to the press. The official said the toll may rise even more.

The two buildings targeted Sunday, the Baghdad Provincial Council building and the Ministry of Justice building, were both located on busy Haifa Street less than a quarter mile apart.

Oct 25 04:09

When Ancient Artifacts Become Political Pawns

Egypt’s chief archaeologist, Zahi Hawass, announced that his country wanted its queen handed back forthwith, unless Germany could prove that the 3,500-year-old bust of Akhenaten’s wife wasn’t spirited illegally out of Egypt nearly a century ago.
Mr. Hawass also recently fired a shot at France, demanding the Louvre return five fresco fragments it purchased in 2000 and 2003 from a gallery and at auction. They belonged to a 3,200-year-old tomb near Luxor and had been in storage at the museum.
But Jewish groups and prominent French and German intellectuals (not the Israeli government, though) campaigned against Mr. Hosny. When asked in Egypt’s Parliament last year about the presence of Israeli books in Alexandria’s library, Mr. Hosny said: “Let’s burn these books. If there are any, I will burn them myself before you.”



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October 24, 2009

Oct 24 23:45

Climate Physics

Politicians say the UN IPCC Summary Report was signed by over 2000 scientists. Therefore, they claim the Report must be true. In fact, only 62 reviewed the critical chapter 9, of which only 7 were independent of their government and only 1 endorsed the most significant statement. Global warming politics hinges on one signature!

Oct 24 23:40

How They Are Turning Off the Lights in America

On October 31, 2009, the once largest aluminum plant in the world will shut down. With it goes another American industry and more American jobs. The Columbia Falls Aluminum Company in Montana will shut down its aluminum production because it cannot purchase the necessary electrical power to continue its operations.

Oct 24 23:38

10,000 Protesters in Chicago?

The message should be that Goldman Sachs and the elite bankers are not capitalists, but the behind the scenes controls that direct government's grab of lucre from the people. What is not needed is more regulations, i.e., control points that can be used by Goldman and their types to steal even more.

Oct 24 22:30

Netanyahu: Palestinans Must Recognize Israel as Jewish State

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Palestinians needed to recognize Israel as a Jewish state in order to resolve their conflict. “Israel is not a bi-national state,” he explained. “It’s the homeland of any Jew. And there is a very broad consensus in Israel that the Palestinian refugee problem should be resolved outside Israel’s borders.“ Netanyahu said Palestinians will have to make a final peace deal with “the Jewish state of Israel.”

“Jews come here and Palestinians will go there. So choose. That’s the basis of a solution,” the Zionist prime minister said.

Oct 24 21:36

Finally, Canadian protests make it to the news

Finally, Canadian protests get covered by the lying corp media.

Oct 24 21:23

What You Didn't Know About The War

This video is mandatory viewing to all supporters of the war(s).

Oct 24 18:15

Burger King (Japan) offers Windows 7 Whopper with 7 beef patties for $7.77 (satire)

What do you get when you combine a good operating system with a ridiculously bad idea of a burger? Burger King's news "Windows 7 Whopper," made with 7 beef patties and sold for ¥777 (Yen).

The seven-decker processed beef burger clocks in at 1,000 calories, reports FoxNews. It's offered only for 7 days as part of a publicity stunt to publicize the launch of Windows 7, the new PC operating system from Microsoft.

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Perhaps it's a warning. First reports on Windows 7 are that it's the same old sh!t with a candy coating. Windows 7 is definitely less stable than Windows XP and there were known security issues even as it launched.

Oct 24 18:10

President Obama declares national emergency over swine flu pandemic; but why?

Even though the H1N1 pandemic appears to have peaked out, U.S. President Barack Obama has now declared a national emergency over swine flu infections. The reasoning behind such a declaration? According to the White House, it's designed to "allow hospitals to better handle the surge in patients" by allowing them to bypass certain federal laws.

That's the public explanation for this, but the real agenda behind this declaration may be far more sinister. Declaring a national emergency immediately gives federal authorities dangerous new powers that can now be enforced at gunpoint, including:

• The power to force mandatory swine flu vaccinations on the entire population.

• The power to arrest, quarantine or "involuntarily transport" anyone who refuses a swine flu vaccination.

Oct 24 17:59

Afghan Farmers Turn to Cannabis as Cash Crop

In southern Kandahar province,nearly 3/4 of villages surveyed by the United Nations,said they would plant cannabis this spring.

Oct 24 17:33

Secret court seizes £3.2bn from elderly... and even forces furious families to pay to access own bank account

A secret court is seizing the assets of thousands of elderly and mentally impaired people and turning control of their lives over to the State - against the wishes of their relatives.

The draconian measures are being imposed by the little-known Court of Protection, set up two years ago to act in the interests of people suffering from Alzheimer's or other mental incapacity.

The court hears about 23,000 cases a year - always in private - involving people deemed unable to take their own decisions. Using far-reaching powers, the court has so far taken control of more than £3.2billion of assets.

Oct 24 15:51

ABBAS SAYS ELECTIONS DECREE ‘IRREVOCABLE’…. BUT PALESTINIANS SAY HE IS

Abbas issued a presidential decree late Thursday night, setting the date for the next round of Palestinian legislative and presidential elections for 24 January 2010. Hamas wants the date moved back six months.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

No doubt the Diebold machines are already on their way after their "victory" in Afghanistan.

Oct 24 15:48

NEW RULE: Mail Over 13 Ounces MUST Be Presented at a Retail Service Counter

[Any/all mail] weighing more than 13 ounces bearing only postage stamps as postage may not be deposited into a collection box, Postal
Service lobby drop, Automated Postal Center (APC) drop, Postal Service dock, customer mailbox, or other unattended location. These mailpieces are also precluded from pickup service. The sender must present such
items to an employee at a retail service counter in a Postal Service facility. The Postal Service will return improperly presented items to the sender for proper entry and acceptance.

Oct 24 15:38

What Is The Threshold For Revolution?

Webmaster's Commentary: 

See that thing in the rear-view mirror?

That was it.

Oct 24 15:35

I think I have FIGURED IT OUT - Holy Shit - If I am correct!

Someone mentioned - THEY WILL announce - they may have to take ALL OF everyone's money - switch people to cards (RFID chipped) - because money has the virus on it and it can spread through it

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Nonsense. Germs couldn't live on the money I make!

Oct 24 15:33

Obama declares public health emergency ...

The sky is falling - again. No wait, it's PIGS falling from the sky! No, no ... wait ... they're cash cows!

Oct 24 15:29

Passing through the Kingdom of the Prince of the Air

Here’s a simple fact. There’s enough, for everyone on the planet and more, to have whatever food and shelter they require. There is enough work for all the hands and minds that wish employment. There’s free medical for everyone who needs it and money to pay for it without batting an eye. All you’ve got to do is stop the engines of war and the obscene money sucking machines of the vampire bat bankers. The rich could still be rich and the poor could still be poor. You’re always going to have poor people, even Jesus the Christ said as much. Didn’t he say that the “poor ye always have with you”, or something to that effect? I think the same applies to the rich. There’s just not as many of them.

Oct 24 14:41

Video: On The Edge with Max Keiser and Paul Craig Roberts

In this enlightening episode of On The Edge Keiser talks with former assistant secretary of the treasury Paul Craig Roberts. The segment with Roberts is very in depth, during it, Roberts talks about his most recent column titled, “U.S. Joins the Ranks of Failed States”...

Oct 24 13:56

Crazy Israeli Settlers

East Jerusalem

"She asked us if we were Jewish. When we said no, she asked us why we were in her country. She said that we had no right to be here, and that this country was only for the Jews, who were given this land by God.

In this video, one of my other friends ask her if this justifies the murder of tens of thousands of Arabs (referring to the massacre that took place with the creation of the State of Israel). You can hear her assert that yes, it does. Not only that, she says that she loves that Arabs are killed. Then she tells us to get off her land, and threatens to break our camera."

Oct 24 13:48

Auto-Tune the News #9

Oct 24 13:43

You are a Terrorist

Oct 24 13:29

Israeli military strike more likely after Iran misses nuclear deadline

Its announcement on Friday will raise suspicions it just wants to bog down the limited deal on offer in further delay and, although more talks are likely, attention will turn east.

Given that Israeli government has made a nuclear-free Iran its prime international goal, a military strike to try to achieve that is now correspondingly more likely.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

For the trillionth time: Iran did not "miss a deadline"; the date of 23 October was a suggestion by El Baradei of the IAEA for a timetable, but not a hard and fast deadline.

Iran has requested a couple more days to respond, and put together a counter-proposal for the IAEA, which will be reviewed by the IAEA team next week in Vienna.

Reasonable people in Washington and Tel Aviv should be listening, and watching appropriately.

But the worst possible solution to Iran's pursuing nuclear enrichment, which it has the legal right to do as a signatory to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, would be a war.

And as to Israel's all consuming desire for a "nuclear-free Iran (when all inspections by the IAEA indicate that there has been no weapons-grade enrichment, and that no nuclear materials have gone missing), I've got an even better idea for it.

How about a nuclear free Israel, which has nuclear weapons, and will not sign the Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty, and not allow inspections?!?

Just something to think about.

Oct 24 11:18

California Budget Solution – Ignore It. $3 Billion Financial Gap by December. State Budget Deficit Already in the Billions. Tax Revenues Collapse and Unemployment and Underemployment at 23 Percent.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

California is expected to reach a $3 billion deficit by this December. This is also based on revised projections on the downside. California collects 84 percent of its revenue from personal income and sales taxes. Both of these are still at low levels even though the state has hiked the sales tax and is withholding income earlier. Wealthier Californians pay through estimated taxes and these are down over 25%. A big change. Unemployment and underemployment is at 23 percent. Those in the housing industry only focus at housing and assume a minor stabilization is a proxy for the overall economy but this is only occurring because of the massive subsidies given to the housing market.

Oct 24 10:09

George W. Bush set to become motivational speaker

He left office with the US embroiled in two wars, a Great Recession and with his approval rating a toxic 22 per cent. So the next stage in his career is obvious. George W Bush — who last year inspired millions of people to vote Democrat — is about to become a highly-paid motivational speaker.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I thought for a moment that this had to be some sort of sick joke.

It is not.

It does, however, lead to one inescapable conclusion: this man is absolutely out of his mind.

Oct 24 10:05

Barack Obama's policy on brink of collapse as Tehran does last-minute nuclear stall

President Obama’s policy of diplomatic engagement with Iran is close to collapse as Tehran backtracks on a crucial deal aimed at cutting its stockpiles of nuclear fuel.

Today, however, with just hours until the deadline, Iran has turned the table on its foreign interlocutors with a rival proposal, demanding that it be allowed to buy higher enriched uranium directly from abroad.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

You've got to love just how desperately TIMESONLINE is attempting to spin Iran's counter-proposal as a failure of Western diplomacy, the contents of which will be evaluated next week by the IAEA in Vienna.

It is obvious that those who own this paper would love nothing better than to see a US/Israeli-led war against Iran; of course, none of their kids would ever wind up in the cross-fire, dead, or maimed for life.

And before lapsing into the great delirium of absolute jingoism, the owners of this institution had better ponder the following: Russia has stated that it will continue to supply defensive weapons to Iran. They have also previously warned the US and Israel that an attack on Iran will provoke World War III.

War with Russia, anyone?!?

Russia actually has nukes, and is just in the process of re-writing military policy, which will include under what circumstances they can engage in a pre-emptive nuclear strike.

Oct 24 09:45

Pakistan must review its partnership with the US war on terror which has already turned into a war of terror for Pakistan

The last 8 years of war on terror has caused plenty of death and destruction in Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan’s Federally Administered Tribal Area (FATA). The war has now been pushed into the interior of Pakistan proper. For the US and other NATO countries, this war is a business investment. For them, it is similar to speculative expenses of drilling oil wells, some bear fruit, and others don’t. But for Pakistan, the participation in the American war is a suicidal mission, the luxury which it cannot afford.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Unfortunately - in the immortal words of my late Grandmother - "the horse is already out of the barn on this one."

The moment the Pakistani government and military officials accept one dime provided by the Kerry-Lugar bill, they have become permanently complicit with the US in a war against their own people.

Oct 24 09:44

Traitors on a Plane

I’m talking instead about the likes of traitor Tsvi Mark who recently completed his first year at West Point. He then got on a plane with 237 other traitors from North American countries and flew off to Israeli. He did so in order to join an “elite” unit (the Hebrew word for “elite” means “really good at murdering Palestinians”) in the Israeli military. On that very same plane, over 50 others, at least, were going right into the Israeli military. It appears that almost all of the passengers were on the plane in order to “make aliya” (Hebrew for “to betray your country”) to Israel and thus become Israeli citizens. And you get to help pay for it. Keep reading.

Oct 24 09:43

ISRAELI PRESIDENT BEATS THE ADL TO THE PUNCH

Usually it’s Foxman that puts his foot in his mouth and makes a fool of himself (and alot of Jews in the process)…. Israel’s President Shimon Peres beat him to it today with statements about the Goldstone Commission Report….

Can we call this a mega case of ’sour grapes’, that Israel’s own brand of terrorism has finally been condemned?

Oct 24 09:32

Even the Fed Doesn’t Want to Hold U.S. Dollars

As I noted last week, the Fed is now the largest buyer of US debt (it bought more debt than the next three largest buyers combined in 2Q09). China and Japan are no one’s fools. And they’re not going to fund a monetary policy that is both profligate and likely to erode the value of their dollar holdings.

Oct 24 09:29

TARP Inspector General Says Banking System Now Possibly Worse

"These banks that were too big to fail are now bigger," Barofsky said. "Government has sponsored and supported several mergers that made them larger and that guarantee, that implicit guarantee of moral hazard, the idea that the government is not going to let these banks fail, which was implicit a year ago, is now explicit, we've said it. So if anything, not only have there not been any meaningful regulatory reform to make it less likely, in a lot of ways, the government has made such problems more likely.

"Potentially we could be in more danger now than we were a year ago," he added.

Oct 24 09:24

Foreign Cops Take Part in “Domestic Terrorism” Drill in California

“Armed officers in full battle gear will be scattered throughout the Bay Area this weekend, rescuing hostages, fighting bank robbers and quelling terrorism at the Oakland Airport, Lawrence Livermore Laboratory, the NASA Ames Research Center and 22 other high profile sites,” writes Sophia Kazmi. “For the first time in the three-year history of the Alameda County Sheriff’s Department-sponsored exercise, there will be a foreign team of officers taking part and international observers. An eight-member team representing the French National Police’s Research, Assistance, Intervention, and Dissuasion unit will compete” (emphasis added).

Webmaster's Commentary: 

One has to wonder, looking at the inclusion of French troops in this exercise, if the US government not believe that they can count on their own state police departments to follow its dictates in some sort of crisis or emergency?

Oct 24 09:15

A Few Good Kids?

In the past few years, the military has mounted a virtual invasion into the lives of young Americans. Using data mining, stealth websites, career tests, and sophisticated marketing software, the Pentagon is harvesting and analyzing information on everything from high school students' GPAs and SAT scores to which video games they play. Before an Army recruiter even picks up the phone to call a prospect like Travers, the soldier may know more about the kid's habits than do his own parents.

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