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October 9, 2009

Oct 09 10:03

McCain says Nobel award based on expectations

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Oct 09 10:02

Ahmadinejad isn't anti-Jewish he is anti-Zionist and there is a huge difference.

Oct 09 09:49

Warmonger Wins Peace Prize

It took 25 years longer than George Orwell thought for the slogans of 1984 to become reality.

“War is Peace,” “Freedom is Slavery,” “Ignorance is Strength.”

I would add, “Lie is Truth.”

The Nobel Committee has awarded the 2009 Peace Prize to President Obama, the person who started a new war in Pakistan, upped the war in Afghanistan, and continues to threaten Iran with attack unless Iran does what the US government demands and relinquishes its rights as a signatory to the non-proliferation treaty.

Oct 09 09:45

Obama wins Orwellian “Peace” prize while expanding war, defending torture, targeting Iran

"We have now sunk to a depth at which the restatement of the obvious is the first duty of intelligent men. It is not merely that at present the rule of naked force obtains almost everywhere… Bully-worship, under various disguises, has become a universal religion, and such truisms as that a machine-gun is still a machine-gun even when a "good" man is squeezing the trigger… have turned into heresies." – George Orwell, Review of Power: A New Social Analysis by Bertrand Russell in Adelphi (January 1939)



Emigrate While You Still Can - Finca Bayano In Panama!

Finco Bayano
Oct 09 09:44

Gun-toting soccer mom, husband shot dead

Soccer mom Melanie Hain, who made national headlines last year by having a loaded, holstered handgun at her 5-year-old daughter's soccer game, has been found shot dead in her home along with her husband, police said Thursday.

Information from 911 calls shows that it took a SWAT team nearly an hour and a half to gain entry to the Lebanon, Pennsylvania, home Wednesday evening. Inside, they found the bodies of Hain, 31, and her husband, Scott, 33, police Capt. Daniel Wright said.

Police have avoided labeling the incident a murder-suicide. However, they do not believe that another person was involved, Wright said. A full investigation is under way, he added.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Between the hemming and hawing over the crime, the assumption that there was no third party, and the SWAT team taking an HOUR AND A HALF to get there, I am wondering if someone was trying to send a message about private citizens being armed.

Oct 09 09:33

Open Letter to the Denver Post (about 9/11)

Besides Mr. Carroll's article, there was Joanne Ostrow's article, "KBDI pushes limits on controversial pledge tie-ins," and even Mike Littwin gave a hostile jab saying the "truthers" are more weird than the "birthers."

As shown below, the articles fail to meet the Posts’s own published ethical standards for journalism such as the requirements of intellectual honesty, to present all sides, to be fair and even-handed, and to avoid loaded phrasing. None of the authors has attempted to present any facts or a reasoned analysis for their dismissal of these citizens. They instead have all stooped to ad hominem attacks, displaying a striking and perplexing lack of curiosity as to why a new investigation is supported by 45% of American citizens (2006 Zogby poll). Thus, the overall tone of each piece is that of propaganda and not news or journalism.

Oct 09 09:27

Calif. man blows hand off while mixing explosives

Benjamin Kuzelka, 23, remained hospitalized and his mother and brother were arrested and jailed, Riverside County authorities said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Benjamin Kuzelka, another gosh-darned Arab Muslim making bombs to terror.... What? You're kkidding! Really? Not an Arab?!?!?

Never mind.

:)

Oct 09 09:25

Mr. President, you are a Low-Down, Snake-eyed Liar.

Listen up Howdy Doody; you’re a waste of carbon, oxygen and water, not to mention space. You’re a low-down, snake-eyed liar and a paid political whore for the nastiest psychopaths on the planet.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Don't sugar-coat it like that; tell him how you REALLY feel!



Oct 09 09:22

400,000 jobless out of luck

A move in Congress to extend benefits for the unemployed has been slowed as lawmakers debate who should qualify.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And Congress just cut its work week back to two and a half days.

Oct 09 09:21

HAS UNCLE SAM STRAYED? IS HE CHEATING ON US? 9/11 WAS NOT THE FIRST AND WON'T BE THE LAST

Why is there a huge 9/11 conspiracy movement? Another no brainer. It is no big stretch of the imagination that Bush, Cheney and Rove could get a pack of rogue CIA/Mossad folks to do anything if the end result ended up as the war Bush was put in office to start. We've been between the sheets with these folks for a long time, think about the USS Liberty.

Oct 09 09:15

The Official Version of 9/11

The Official Version of 9/11 goes something like this...

Directed by a beardy-guy from a cave in Afghanistan, nineteen hard-drinking, coke-snorting, devout Muslims enjoy lap dances before their mission to meet Allah...

Using nothing more than craft knifes, they overpower cabin crew, passengers and pilots on four planes...

And hangover or not, they manage to give the world's most sophisticated air defense system the slip...

Unphased by leaving their “How to Fly a Passenger Jet” guide in the car at the airport, they master the controls in no-time and score direct hits on two towers, causing THREE to collapse completely...

Oct 09 09:12

OHMYGAWD THEY ARE STARTING TO CALL FOR WAR CRIMES CHARGES AGAINST ISRAEL! WAVE NAZIS AT THEM!! WAVE NAZIS AT THEM!! WAVE NAZIS AT THEM!! WAVE NAZIS AT THEM!!



Oct 09 09:04

Feds: Food Stamps Swapped For Viagra, Booze, Porn

Viagra and pornography are not staples on the government's food stamp list. But authorities said a Detroit store supplied them during a series of illegal deals. Federal prosecutors filed fraud charges this week against three people who worked at Jefferson's Liquor Palace.

Oct 09 08:53

H1N1 FluMist ~ the Nasal Spray that Keeps on Giving!

If you take the H1N1 FluMist, you will in fact become a carrier of the H1N1 flu. Information on this drug states that you can and will shed the virus for up to 21 days.

Oct 09 08:52

Pfizer in record $2.3bn settlement

Pfizer is to pay a record $2.3bn (£1.4bn) to settle civil and criminal charges over illegal promotions of prescription drugs.

The settlement by the world’s largest drug maker is the biggest ever paid by a pharmaceuticals company for violating the rulebook, and includes a $1.2bn criminal fine.

It is the largest such fine in US history.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"God damn the pusher man!"

Oct 09 08:51

THE U.S. SUFFERS AN INTELLIGENCE BLOW AND LOSES CREDIBILITY.

If, as the US claims, their intelligence services have known about it for some three years, then why was it not included in the National Intelligence Estimate (NIE) released in October 2007, just two years ago?



Oct 09 08:42

Continental Congress 2009 - The Next Step For A Free People

Oct 09 08:40

“Death Bonds”: Wall Street’s Shocking New Plan To Reap Billions Off Dying Americans

Now we know why America’s oligarchs are fighting to keep the rest of us stuck in the world’s worst health care system: the more we die, the more billions Wall Street will earn. A recent article in The New York Times exposed how Wall Street is licking its lips over a new scheme to make hundreds of billions in profits by creating financial instruments that will profit off of millions of terminally-ill Americans’ agony, desperation, and death. The only thing standing in the way of this massive new Wall Street scheme is the kind of health care reform that might allow Americans to live longer lives. Yep, this is what we spent trillions of dollars bailing out Wall Street for: so that they can kill us for profit.

Oct 09 08:39

8 Shocking Ways the Billionaires Have Schemed to Rob Us of Every Last Dollar

Every day and every week we hear another shocking story about how our billionaires have cooked up an even sicker scheme to shake down Americans and plunder the national wealth, as if the last scheme was too easy and boring. They don’t even bother hiding it anymore: take the story about the “Death Bonds” I wrote about last month, first reported (however blandly) in the New York Times: the very same Wall Street bankers who conned $23 trillion out of America’s wealth is now going to use some of that play money to place bets on when we Americans will die—and the sooner we die, the more billions in E-Z profits Wall Street will earn.

Oct 09 08:39

Khalid Amayreh: Israel could do the unthinkable



Oct 09 08:38

FHA Loans the Choice of Housing Comrades. How Government Backed Loans are creating Another Problem for the Housing Market.

Bless our real estate addicted society. You would think that a housing crash unlike anything seen since the Great Depression would teach us some lessons. It has been two years since the recession started and a decade long housing bubble. The first thing you would probably remove from the market is the toxic mortgage sector. Somehow in the mind of the politicos and Wall Street, the idea of allowing low down payment mortgages is still part of the turbo capitalist psyche. Recent data from FHA loans is abysmal. In fact, we are seeing subprime like trends. Recent data is suggesting that it is only a matter of time before the FHA goes to the American people for a bailout.

Oct 09 08:35

OHMYHAWD, THEY FEEL SORRY FOR THE PALESTINIANS - QUICK, WAVE HITLER AT THEM! WAVE HITLER AT THEM!

Webmaster's Commentary: 

With all that is going on here in the 21sdt Century, the Telegraph panders to Israel about Hitler's teeth.

Oct 09 08:33

In Surprise, Nobel Peace Prize to Obama for Diplomacy

President Obama was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for his “extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Obama is the guy that just ordered a VETO of the UNSC's efforts to hold Israel accountable for war crimes, on the excuse that allowing Israel to commit war crimes with impunity somehow aids the peace process.

Oct 09 08:24

Obama wins prize for best political bullshit

How ass backwards is this world? How oxymoronic is this?
Obama wins a Nobel Peace prize
Obama is not a peacemaker so how does he qualify for such a prize?

Quite frankly I am thinking these prizes are just jokes, in and of themselves.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"History is a joke played by the victors on the vanquished before an audience that dares not laugh." -- Micheal Rivero



Owl 1
Oct 09 08:23

Obama should win 'Nobel Prize for violence': Taliban

Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said it was absurd to give a peace award to a man who had sent 21,000 extra troops to Afghanistan to escalate a war.

Oct 09 08:22

US, Afghan forces kill Afghan child in raid

The U.S. military says American and Afghan forces accidentally killed a child during a raid on a Taliban compound in eastern Afghanistan.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

They were dropping bundles of leaflets announcing that Obama had won the Peace Prize and one of them hit the kid.

Oct 09 08:21

++NASA TV++ nasa bombs the moon 09 october 2009

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Didn't we do this exact same thing back in 1961 with Ranger? :)

Oct 09 08:18

IRS Misses 13% ($15m) of Fraudulent Refunds

IRS’s ability to detect identity theft-related refund and employment fraud is limited, but by the end of 2008, IRS had cataloged over 50,000 incidents. According to IRS, about 90% of fraudulently claimed refunds were stopped in 2008 with about $15 million issued before IRS became aware of the fraud. IRS does not know the amount of refund or employment fraud that goes undetected.



Oct 09 08:14

Swiss city allows controversial right-wing poster

The posters are part of a campaign by the nationalist Swiss People's Party (SVP) and feature a veiled woman against a background of a Swiss flag pierced by several minarets resembling missiles.

The cities of Basel and Lausanne have described the posters as racist and banned them in publicly-owned spaces. However, Zurich is among a clutch of cities that have chosen not to prohibit them.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I wonder what the reaction would be to a poster of a menorah with missiles in place of the candles?

Oct 09 08:12

War Criminal Obama Deserves An Oscar, But Not A Nobel Peace Prize

In a world where war criminals like Tony Blair are rewarded and those that oppose war criminals, like the Iraqi shoe thrower Muntadhar al-Zeidi, are imprisoned and tortured, it comes as no surprise that another war criminal – Barack H. Obama – has been rewarded for his stoic service to imperial bloodletting with the Nobel Peace Prize.

Oct 09 08:11

Devastating Report Documents Israeli Crimes Against Civilians in Gaza: Where's the Outrage?

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The guy who just won the peace prize told us to forget about it, because actually punishing Israel for committing war crimes gets in the way of peace.

No, it doesn't make any sense, any more than Obama getting the Peace Prize, but that's the official line.

I wonder if the Nobel Committee are a bunch of Israeli stooges and this is Obama's payoff for protecting Israel, not to mention violating the Symington amendment to keep on looting the American taxpayer to hand to Israel?

Oct 09 07:57

Vaccine Preservative's Effects May Have Been Known

For decades, half of all childhood vaccines contained a chemical preservative called thimerosal.

It is made from mercury, one of the most poisonous substances on Earth.

...

Before the 1990s, 1 in 10,000 children were diagnosed with autism. But in the past decade, as the government has increased the number of mandatory vaccines, some recent studies suggest the rate of autism has risen to 1 in about 250 children.

Approximately 12 out of the 18 vaccine doses the average American child receives before the age of two contain thimerosal. Cumulatively, that's more than 200 micrograms of mercury, which would fit on the head of a pin.

According to the EPA, dropping that pin-head of mercury into 23 gallons of water would make it unsafe for human consumption.



Oct 09 07:56

Obama Wins the Nobel Peace Prize?

I woke up to a text message from CNN that Obama had won the Nobel peace prize. First thought-- "Why? What did he do to earn it? Extend the Afghan war? Send thousands of storm trooper police to Pittsburgh for G-20?

Webmaster's Commentary: 

You can drop a note to the Nobel Committee HERE

My note read,

Obama, the President who just thwarted the will of the United Nations by blocking war crimes charges against Israel based on his stated premise that allowing Israel to commit war crimes with impunity aids the peace process?

THAT Obama?

Are you guys on drugs???????

Oct 09 07:54

Barack "no we can't" Obama gets the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize

The American people put the Democrats back in power in Congress specifically to stop the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. What did they get in return? The "Surge". Then they put Obama in power to stop the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. What did they get since?

One would imagine that with such a tally Barack Obama would be clearly seen for what he is: just another puppet for exactly the same elites who ran the Dubya puppet. But no, it turns out that the friggin Nobel Committee has given Barack "no we can't" Obama the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize!

Oct 09 07:53

TOON REVIEW FROM THE HONDURAN PRESS

Cartoons published in Radio Progreso bulletin

Oct 09 07:48

TEXTBOOK INJUSTICE IN GAZA

As the 456,000 schoolchildren in the Gaza Strip start their academic year, they face chronic shortages of everything from paper, textbooks and ink cartridges to school uniforms, school bags and computers, the result of the Israeli blockade. At the same time, severely overcrowded classrooms are having to accommodate students whose schools were destroyed or damaged in the last siege, early this year.



Lockerdome
Oct 09 07:47

DO YOU AGREE WITH AWARDING OBAMA WITH THE NOBEL PEACE PRIZE?

YES
4% (147 votes)
NO
96% (3146 votes)
Total votes: 3293
Oct 09 07:46

WE HAVE A WINNER!

Continued aggression in IRAQ …..
Continued aggression in Afghanistan …..
Continued support of genocide and apartheid in Palestine …..
Guilty of orchestrating coup in Honduras …..
There’s more……

BUT, put them all together and you have the perfect winner for the Nobel Peace Prize.
WHAT A FARCE!

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I lost all respect for the Nobel prize when Al Gore got it for trying to lie us all into accepting global government by waving global warming at us all.

Now we have Obama, who thinks allowing Israel to get away with war crimes is the path to peace.

And for this they gave him a Peace Prize??????

Oct 09 07:30

Working Class Americans Panhandling for Gas

Oct 09 07:23

Mercury, Vaccines and Medicine

Much is known about the deadly effects of mercury, thimerosal and vaccines, but did you know early testing of thimerosal was done on people who were terminally ill? Great way to be able to claim thimerosal is a safe product, if you can get away with it, which Big Pharma did for a long time.

I find it almost incomprehensible thimerosal, the well-documented, toxic preservative that contains mercury, is still in many vaccines, years after federal agencies have mandated that it be removed. Especially when it comes to injecting infants with toxic chemicals when their nervous systems are just forming, because physicians certainly should know better.

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Oct 09 07:22

NASA makes as-yet unseen hit on moon with probes

NASA bulldozed two spacecraft into the lunar south pole Friday morning in a search for hidden ice. Instruments confirm that a large empty rocket hull barreled into the moon at 7:31 a.m., followed four minutes later by a probe with cameras taking pictures of the first crash.

But the big live public splash NASA had hoped for didn't quite happen.

Oct 09 07:13

Checking the media’s Iran hysteria

Our national media seems intent on replicating their dubious behavior from the run up to the Iraq invasion. This time the target of their fearmongering is Iran.

FAIR (Fairness & Accuracy in Reporting) collects some of the media’s most dubious assertions about the nature of the Iranian nuclear program and notes:

there is no firm intelligence that Iran is pursuing nuclear weapons. Iran has long insisted that is not their goal, and U.S intelligence reached the conclusion in 2007 that Iran’s weapons program ended in 2003

Oct 09 07:10

The surprising real story about this year’s Northeast passage transit: The media botched it

The Times has liberally papered London underground carriages with a fascinating new ad campaign. One poster shows a ship navigating some treacherous icy waters, with the accompanying copy reading:

Climate change has allowed the Northeast Passage to be used as a commercial shipping route for the first time.

Impressive – if only it were true.

According to the ad copy:

To help you navigate the changing world we have more dedicated science and environment correspondents than the Guardian, Daily Telegraph, Daily Mail or Independent.

Only one problem: The Northeast Passage has been opened for commerce since 1934 – and never ‘closed’.

Oct 09 07:08

Preparing Americans for Hyperinflation

Webmaster's Commentary: 

PLEASE WATCH THIS VIDEO!!!!! (High Def by following original link)
This video ignores government borrowing and the effects of the repeal of Glass-Steagall, but otherwise has good information.

Also note at 23:35 where this documentary points out what I have been saying all along. The United States got out of the crash of 1920 by CUTTING SPENDING IN HALF AND OTHERWISE LEAVING THE MARKETS ALONE. In contrast, it was government intervention in 1929 that dragged that depression, which actually started out less severe than the 1920 crash, into a ten year disaster than ended with WW2.



Oct 09 07:03

How to Win a Nobel Peace Prize

Oct 09 07:00

Congressional Budget Office calculations for the climate bill give new meaning to the term "rosy scenario."

The most recent Congressional Budget Office (CBO) calculations for the Waxman-Markey climate bill give new meaning to the term "rosy scenario."

CBO pegs the annual household cost of Waxman-Markey at $175 per household, yet its own report suggests gasoline could rise 77 cents a gallon. That's $800 more a year just for gasoline, assuming a family uses 20 gallons a week. CBO claims that free emission allowances will offset this, but these go to businesses and government--not consumers.

Unlike other analysis, including EPA's, CBO assumes the legislation won't slow down the economy. But tweak CBO's assumptions with common sense and the annual household bill is more like $3,300. And that's in 2020 before the emissions cap ratchets down and costs climb thousands more.

Oct 09 06:57

Probes Strike Moon, No Dust Plumes Yet

A 2.5-ton spent rocket body barreled into a lunar crater on Friday, though there was no immediate sign of a dust plume, which NASA had hoped to scan for water.

"It's hard to tell what we saw there," said Michael Bicay, science director at NASA's Ames Research Center in Mountain View, Calif.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

For this I woke up at 1:30AM????????

Oct 09 06:56

Apple joins an exodus of companies from US Chamber of Commerce

Today, Apple Inc. joined a growing list of companies including General Electric, athletic apparel maker Nike, and even energy companies such as PG&E and nuclear power plant operator Exelon, in terminating their membership in the Chamber.



Oct 09 06:26

GW Bush to be awarded "Humanitarian of the Century" prize

And Donald Rumsfeld and Paul Wolfowitz will win the "Veracity in Government Award." Condi Rice to preside at ceremony. Heavily armed mercs from Blackwater/Xe will provide security at this invitation only event.

Federal Reserve head Ben Bernanke will receive the distinguished "Transparency in Bookkeeping" award. Treasury Secretary Geithner to present award to Bernanke inside the NY Fed.
No reporters or outsiders will be welcome or allowed to see this ceremony and any that try to breach security will be tossed in jail

Oct 09 06:22

Argentina’s Economic Collapse

Documentary on the events that led to the economic collapse of Argentina in 2001 which wiped out the middle class and raised the level of poverty to 57.5%. Central to the collapse was the implementation of neo-liberal policies which enabled the swindle of billions of dollars by foreign banks and corporations. Many of Argentina's assets and resources were shamefully plundered. Its financial system was even used for money laundering by Citibank, Credit Suisse, and JP Morgan. The net result was massive wealth transfers and the impoverishment of society which culminated in many deaths due to oppression and malnutrition.

Oct 09 06:16

The CDC's Vaccination Genocide

This shocking clip from The LOVE CODE Seminar by Dr. Leonard G. Horowitz proves the government has been lying about vaccination safety, and conducting GENOCIDE at the expense of our children, families, national security, and general prosperity.


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Owl 2
Oct 09 05:51

Massive expansions of US-NATO “counterinsurgency” in Afghanistan McChrystal demands bloodshed

US and NATO commander Stanley A. McChrystal is demanding a massive expansion of “counterinsurgency” operations in Afghanistan that, according to classified documents, would require 500 thousand troops over the next five years.

While bellicose new calls for the Obama administration and NATO to exponentially deepen the “war on terrorism” are being repeated endlessly, McChrystal and his own horrific crimes have received scant notice in the corporate propaganda media.

Murderer

n/a
Oct 09 05:33

UN: 1,500 Afghan civilians dead in 8 months

A United Nations report has noted that a total of 1,500 civilians have lost their lives in insurgency-hit Afghanistan from the beginning of the year to August.

The UN said in a new report that NATO air strikes were to blame for about a quarter of civilian deaths across the war-ravaged country over the past months.



Oct 09 05:03

The IGNOBLE NOBEL Peace Prize goes to Obama!!!!! WHAT?

As I lifted my jaw, Gordon-Brown style, up an inch or two, the value of the Nobel Peace Prize dropped several miles in my estimation.

They’ve awarded it to WHOM?

BARACK (THE WORLD’S SAVIOUR) OBAMA!?

What?

This has got to be the WORST EVER DECISION by that once-highly respected body. The worst EVER.

Not because Obama doesn’t mean well – the old woman next door means well – but because he was five minutes in the job and suddenly he’s the world’s peace-maker. I understate for emphasis – he was actually TWO WEEKS in the job before he was seen to deserve to be listed for this nomination. And nine months in the job before he got it.

WHY? What has happened since? World peace? Worldwide nuclear disarmament?

Oct 09 02:24

Caught on tape: Cop assaults 15-year-old special needs student

For the offense of not having his shirt tucked in, 15-year-old special needs student Marshawn Pitts was slammed into a wall of lockers and pounded repeatedly in the face by a police officer who broke the boy's nose and bloodied his mouth.

The Dolton, Illinois teen told a local CBS affiliate that the officer was cursing at him as he complied with the order to tuck in his shirt. Then, "it was just like, boom!" he said.

Oct 09 02:10

Tortured Law

10 Minute Video Documentary

Tortured Law, examines the role lawyers played in authorizing torture, and calls upon Attorney General Holder to conduct a full investigation of not only the CIA operatives, but of the torture memo authors.

Oct 09 01:54

Whodunit? Sneak attack on U.S. dollar

It’s the biggest mystery in global finance right now: Who conducted a sneak attack on the U.S. dollar this week?

It began with a thinly sourced but highly explosive report Monday in a British newspaper: Arab oil sheiks are conspiring with the Russians and Chinese to quit using the dollar to set the value of oil trades — a direct threat to the global supremacy of the greenback.

Is it true? Everyone from the head of the Saudi central bank to U.S. officials scrambled to undercut the story, but no matter.

With the U.S. economy on the ropes and America by far the world’s biggest debtor, investors aren’t feeling as secure about the dollar as they used to. And the notion of second-tier economies ganging up on Uncle Sam didn’t sound so far-fetched.



October 8, 2009

Oct 08 22:43

The Evil Scam Called 'Global Warming'

Meanwhile, they’ve been changing the cry from "global warming" to "climate change" because there’s so little evidence there’s actually any warming going on. I believe that as little as a decade from now, global warming will be recognized as one of the greatest swindles in world history. It has so little scientific basis, it can only rationally be considered a political scam.

Oct 08 18:24

Russia plots return to Venus

Densely clouded in acid-laden mist, Venus used to be the Soviet Union's favourite target for planetary exploration.

Now, after a lull of almost three decades, Russia is making plans for a new mission to the "morning star" and has invited Western scientists to participate.

Oct 08 18:13

Proof! Probe photos of Apollo landing sites reveal to doubters that man DID walk on the Moon

The images, which were released this month, reveal the TV camera, Lunar Module descent stage and even Armstrong's footsteps to the Little West crater.

You can also identify two parts of the Early Apollo Science Experiments Package including the Lunar Ranging Retro Reflector, which is still used today to work out the daily distance between Earth and the Moon.

Oct 08 18:10

NEVER Dial 911

Anthony Arambula acted quickly on the evening of September 17, 2008 after an intruder broke into his house. After the invader crashed through a window in the family’s Phoenix home, Arambula grabbed his personal firearm and held him at gunpoint.

Then he made the nearly fatal mistake of dialing 911.



Owl 3
Oct 08 17:59

Cameron: I will send more troops to Afghanistan

David Cameron today promised to send more soldiers to Afghanistan in a bid to bring the war to a speedier end.

The Conservatives want to deliver ‘pain for everyone’ in the UK in order to fund a futile face saving exercise in Afghanistan.

Oct 08 17:42

US envoy returns to Mideast amid pessimism

US envoy George Mitchell sought on Thursday to push Israelis and Palestinians to quickly relaunch peace talks, but Israel said Washington's vision of a regional Middle East peace was unrealistic.

"We will continue with our efforts to achieve an early relaunch of negotiations... because we believe that is an essential step to achieving a comprehensive peace," Mitchell said as he began talks with Israeli President Shimon Peres.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

WHAT THE SAM HILL IS MITCHELL THINKING?!?

Avigdor Lieberman has just said, in no uncertain terms, that there can be no peace negotiations now (what he means is, ever), and both Obama and Mitchell are complete fools for believing, for one millisecond, that Israel really wants peace.

Israel wants territory, and they are willing to obtain it by any means necessary.

Oct 08 17:40

How Does Bank Atlantic Remain Solvent?

Bank Atlantic(BBX) is a Fort Lauderdale based bank and has approximately 100 locations throughout Florida. The company calls itself, “Florida’s most convenient bank”.

What makes this small bank so significant is the fact that the company has earnings per share(EPS) of -21.42 and trades for just under $3 a share. You read that right, there’s a ‘negative’ sign in front of the EPS. After reading this the first question that pops in my mind is, “How can this bank continue to operate when it trades for $3 a share and has an EPS of -21.42?”...



Taboola
Oct 08 17:34

CCTV schemes in city and town centres have little effect on crime, says report

The Campbell Collaboration report says that CCTV is now the single most heavily-funded crime prevention measure operating outside the criminal justice system and its rapid growth has come with a huge price tag. It adds that £170m was spent on CCTV schemes in town and city centres, car parks and residential areas between 1999 and 2001 alone. "Over the last decade, CCTV accounted for more than threequarters of total spending on crime prevention by the British Home Office," the report says.

The Lords report said that £500 million was spent in Britain on CCTV in the decade up to 2006, money which in the past would have gone on street lighting or neighbourhood crime prevention initiatives.

Oct 08 14:22

Inglorious Bastards Film Promotes Terrorism and Torture

Quentin Tarantino’s new film, Inglorious Bastards, gets relatively passing grades from a sampling of reviews on the Internet—or at least kid’s glove criticism—that is from some prominent and influential cyberspace sights—why? Granted, some aspects of the film were very good. But still one wonders why the “psychology” of this movie was not much considered? And you can take it as given that if Jewish Americans dominate in the U.S. film industry, which they do, then surely they have something to say on how movies are reviewed in America?

Oct 08 14:06

'Israel not after real peace with Palestine'

An unapproved document outlining Israel's future foreign policy states that the government should not attempt to reach a permanent settlement with the Palestinians but should focus instead on a temporary accord to prevent US and European frustration.

Oct 08 14:04

‘The Times’ lets everyone off the hook on Goldstone

The New York Times is covering the Goldstone Report. Where is it covering it? Well: the furor over the report among Palestinians. We’re pretty sure this is a good story. Neil MacFarquhar is on it. But it’s really not The Story, it’s just an angle of a hugely-important international story, and the only angle the Times is covering.

Here’s what the Times refuses to cover:

–the furor over the Goldstone report on the part of the Israel lobby in the U.S., and the pressure it’s put on the Obama administration, number one. Even J Street has been quiet about the Goldstone report, while it puts out a statement applauding an Israeli Nobelist.

Oct 08 13:26

Obama Adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski:”Its easier to kill a million people than it is to control them” Speech to British Elite in November 17, 2008

Zbigniew Brzezinski, a senior adviser to President-elect Barack Obama on matters of national security and foreign policy, was the featured speaker at Chatham House in London on November 17, 2008. The title of his lecture was Major Foreign Policy Challenges for the Next US President.

Oct 08 13:15

Following al-Aqsa clashes, Israel mulls banning Islamic movement

The Israeli government announced yesterday it would consider banning Israel's Islamic Movement at the next cabinet meeting, in a significant escalation of tensions that have fueled a fortnight of bloody clashes in Jerusalem over access to the Haram al-Sharif compound of mosques.

The move followed the arrest of the movement's leader, Sheikh Raed Salah, on Tuesday on suspicion of incitement and sedition. Police accused Sheikh Salah of calling for a "religious war" in recent statements in which he warned that Israel was seeking a takeover of the Haram, which includes the al-Aqsa mosque.

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So, once again, Israel carries out a provocation, waits for a reaction, then uses the reaction to escalate the situation.

Oct 08 13:06

Exploding Pyrex

A long, long time ago in a country we all know and love was a company named Corning. They made Pryex dishes. The material they used is called borosilicate glass. This stuff is indestructible.

But like everything else, the Bottom Liners had a great idea: sell the technology to another company. The Chinese discovered that using soda lime glass was almost as good as borosilicate glass and a lot cheaper. Today, Wal-Mart is the largest distributor of Pryex products. Corning not only sold the technology to a company called World Kitchen, they also sold the rights to the original Pyrex logo. Seamless. The consumer will never know.

Oct 08 12:52

Dylan Ratigan On Corporate Communism

"It is a system that takes resources from the citizenry and redistributes it to a tiny elite."

Oct 08 12:24

END THE FED - ACTION 11/22/2009

Oct 08 12:22

Banks 1, America 0

Of course, it is not that hard to make profits when you get to borrow money from the Fed at almost no interest and then lend it back to the government at 3.5% interest. Suppose the state of California was given the privilege of not only borrowing $1 trillion from the Fed at near zero interest but also using the money to buy Treasury bonds paying 3.5% interest. The $35bn in annual interest rate subsidies would take care of California's huge budget deficit pretty quickly.

But hey, California is just a big state. It's not a Wall Street bank. Congress is not going to tolerate special treatment for state governments.

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Or the people.

Oct 08 12:20

Special Ed Student Beat by Cop for SHIRT!

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Marshawn Pitts, 15, was walking down his school hallway when he says a Dolton, Ill. police officer went from berating him for his untucked shirt to slamming him to the ground and beating him.

Oct 08 12:04

Retailers’ Sales for September Only Reach 2005 Levels

On Thursday morning, some of the nation’s biggest retail chains posted September sales that were better than in previous months, though that was largely because the stores had easier year-over-year comparisons.

Oct 08 11:54

10,000 applications for 90 factory jobs

Job seekers filed 10,000 applications over three days with General Electric for 90 openings paying about $27,000 a year building washing machines, General Electric spokeswoman Kim Freeman said Thursday.

Oct 08 11:53

Israeli Settlements and Obama's Offer

Both the US President Barack Obama and his Secretary of State Hillary Clinton announced this agreement during the tripartite meeting of Obama, the Palestinian President Mahmud Abbas, and the Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Again shortly after the meeting, the United States asserted it would no longer demand Israel to stop or freeze the establishment of settlements , but to "rationalize it".

Oct 08 11:38

9th year of Afghanistan war: US ready to embrace facts of an illegal War of Aggression?

This is a hub article with linked titles and one paragraph summaries of all the articles I’ve written so far relevant to the US war in Afghanistan. The one point I suggest that you become powerful in articulating is that these wars are illegal (documentation clearly explained); US “leaders” of both parties have used our American labor to fund the most evil, destructive, and shameful crime a nation can commit, all under our flag and with our propagandized troops. We've been duped. This should motivate your passionate response for justice.

Oct 08 11:17

The Beauty Parlor Bomb Plan; Massive Terror Plot Alleged

According to court documents, Zazi "purchased unusually large quantities of hydrogen peroxide and acetone from beauty supply stores in the Denver metropolitan area."

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This is getting more and more out there.

You can buy hydrogen peroxide in large bottles at any pharmacy or bulk buy store (two bottle minimum at SAM's), and acetone can be purchased by the gallon from any paint supply or hardware store, all without raising eyebrows.

This whole Zazi case is a staged setup.

If Zazi was buying these chemicals in large amounts from beauty stores, then he was trying to attract attention.

Oct 08 11:14

When the FBI Comes Knocking; ABC Reporter Discovers Broad Terror Net

Zazi is accused of purchasing the hair products because they contain the chemicals necessary for the homemade bomb recipe the FBI says it found in his computer. At the time of his arrest, officials were convinced Zazi was prepared to set off bombs in several crowded areas throughout the United States. Government prosecutors believed he was "creating weapons of mass destruction."

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A weapon of mass destruction?

From hair care products?

And they wonder why nobody believes the FBI any more.

Oct 08 11:13

34 banks don't pay their quarterly TARP dividends

In a sign that more banks are under great pressure from the recession, 34 financial institutions did not pay their quarterly dividends in August to the Treasury on funds obtained under the Troubled Asset Relief Fund (TARP). The number almost doubled from 19 in May when payments were last made, and also raised questions about Treasury's judgment in approving these banks as "healthy," a necessary step for them to get TARP funding.

Oct 08 11:02

Fed Ratchets Up Warnings on Commercial Real Estate Debt

Two officials from the U.S. Federal Reserve issued strong signals this week that the central bank is very concerned over the banking industry's exposure to commercial real estate loans and considers it to be a major stumbling block to the road to economic recovery.

Oct 08 11:02

Banks fail to absorb commercial real estate loan losses

Remember the havoc in the financial markets when the residential bubble burst last year? Are we in for a rerun this year or next year?

You are probably thinking that such an event could not occur. Well think again. There is a report that says that we may be in for another crisis.

The report was initiated by Federal Reserve analyst, K.C. Conway. Conway is a senior real estate analyst at the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta. The Federal Reserve has acknowledged the report but said that it is not part of its formal opinion. What does the report say?

Oct 08 11:00

I-Believe-in-Strong-Dollar Turns Relic as China Begs

More than a decade after former Treasury Secretary Robert Rubin made the “strong dollar” national policy, currency traders say the same words coming from the Obama administration have little meaning.

Timothy Geithner, the current Treasury secretary, has tolerated the greenback’s 12 percent slide from its peak this year in March as measured by the Federal Reserve’s trade- weighted Real Major Currencies Dollar Index. While he said as recently as Oct. 3 that “it is very important to the United States that we continue to have a strong dollar,” the last time the U.S. intervened in markets to support its currency was 1995.

Oct 08 10:59

Treasury Bonds Decline After $12 Billion Auction of Securities

Treasury 30-year bonds fell after the government’s auction of $12 billion of the securities was met with lower-than-average demand.

The bonds drew a yield of 4.009 percent, compared with a forecast of 3.994 percent in a Bloomberg News survey of six of the Federal Reserve’s 18 primary dealers that underwrote the sale. The bid-to-cover ratio, which gauges demand by comparing total bids with the amount of securities offered, was 2.37, compared with 2.92 at the September auction and an average of 2.42 at the last 10 auctions.

Oct 08 10:58

Is this the answer we are looking for?

Oct 08 10:58

GOLD & HYPERINFLATION

Oct 08 10:56

TALF Doubts

To see why a key government program aimed at resuscitating the securitized commercial-property debt market is off to a slow start, one need only look at the financing of the office tower at 100 Park Ave. in Midtown Manhattan, which is owned by New York landlord SL Green Realty Corp. and insurance giant Prudential Financial Inc.

On Tuesday, the venture refinanced a $175 million mortgage on the building for $215 million. The interest rate on the new loan, 6.64%, may be even lower than what the venture would have received had it opted for a bond sale financed by the Federal Reserve's Term Asset-Backed Securities Loan Facility, or TALF, program.

Oct 08 10:55

Debt-Market Paralysis Deepens Credit Drought

The continued disarray in debt-securitization markets, which in recent years were the source of roughly 60 percent of all credit in the United States, is making loans scarce and threatening to slow the economic recovery. Many of these markets are operating only because the government is propping them up.

Oct 08 10:53

Bankruptcy Filings Spiking: Chapter 7 Booming and 8 Years of Credit Card Industry Lobbying and $100 Million in Fees.

Oct 08 10:50

Russia acts against 'false' history

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Looks like everyone has something to hide from back in WW2!

Oct 08 10:49

After Goldstone, Hamas faces fateful choice

The uproar over the Palestinian Authority's (PA) collaboration with Israel to bury the Goldstone report, calling for trials of Israeli leaders for war crimes in Gaza, is a political earthquake. The whole political order in place since the 1993 Oslo accords were signed is crumbling. As the initial tremors begin to fade, the same old political structures may appear still to be in place, but they are hollowed out. This unprecedented crisis threatens to topple the US-backed PA leader Mahmoud Abbas, but it also leaves Hamas, the main Palestinian resistance faction, struggling with fateful choices.

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Side note: HAMAS won the elections. They are the ELECTED government in Gaza.

Oct 08 10:37

The great swine flu mystery

It's a bonanza! At least that is how some describe the drug industry's expected windfall from the swine flu pandemic as it prepares to cash in on what could be the most widespread winter flu season for a generation.

The H1N1 outbreak will certainly be good news for the pharmaceutical groups, but just how good remains a mystery as the firms supplying the vaccines and treatments, and the governments buying them, refuse to give details on how much it is all costing.

Oct 08 10:34

'Lucky break' as UK swine flu spread slows

Estimates show there were 18,000 new cases of swine flu in England in the last week, up from 14,000 in the previous week and 9,000 the week before that.

The rate of increase is nowhere near the weekly doubling experts feared.

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