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June 1, 2009

Jun 01 07:15

Max Keiser On the Edge

Jun 01 06:51

Class Action Suit Against Vaccine Manufacturers?

“We have thousands of cases and we can show all vaccines are causing the exact same problem” says Dr. Andrew Moulden, a Canadian physician gathering evidence to support a class action lawsuit.

Jun 01 05:59

Chancellor 'will repay some expenses'

He's such a saint (see pic)



Emigrate While You Still Can - Finca Bayano In Panama!

Finco Bayano
Jun 01 05:54

CONTROL & LOSS OF FREEDOM: ULTIMATE GOAL OF THE GLOBAL WARMING LOBBY

Every proposal of the Global Warming/Climate Change lobby involves control. The control of energy production, use by individuals, corporations and governments, and the control of the design, type and the use of devices that use energy. Naturally, this is to control the use of energy by the ordinary citizen. President B. Hussein Obama used 9,000 gallons of aviation kerosene to visit Iowa on Earth Day. The hypocrisy of that can be felt in the very air. Do as I say, not as I do.

Jun 01 05:44

Obama’s new war doctrine: ‘Cyber dominance’

The US military is moving ahead with plans to create its first “cyber command” designed to bolster America’s potential to wage digital warfare as well as defend against mounting cyber threats, officials said on Friday.

After President Barack Obama announced Friday his plans to overhaul cyber security policy, Defense Secretary Robert Gates was expected to soon formally propose the new cyber command that will be overseen by a four-star officer, Pentagon officials told AFP.

The move reflects a shift in military strategy with “cyber dominance” now part of US war doctrine and growing alarm over the perceived threat posed by digital espionage coming from China, Russia and elsewhere.

Jun 01 05:36

Cybersecurity Is Framework For Total Government Regulation & Control Of Our Lives

he Obama administration’s new Cybersecurity system will only make the Internet more vulnerable to attack, while creating the framework for a massively upgraded government surveillance grid that will control and regulate every aspect of our daily lives through the implementation of “smart” technology.

Obama’s announcement of the new cybersecurity grid dovetails with a recently introduced Senate bill, the Cybersecurity Act of 2009, that would hand the president the power to shut down the entire Internet in the event of a “cybersecurity” crisis.

Jun 01 00:54

In Pakistan, an exodus that is beyond biblical

The language was already biblical; now the scale of what is happening matches it. The exodus of people forced from their homes in Pakistan's Swat Valley and elsewhere in the country's north-west may be as high as 2.4 million, aid officials say. Around the world, only a handful of war-spoiled countries – Sudan, Iraq, Colombia – have larger numbers of internal refugees. The speed of the displacement at its height – up to 85,000 people a day – was matched only during the 1994 genocide in Rwanda. This is now one of the biggest sudden refugee crises the world has ever seen.

p.r. We created this mess.



May 31, 2009

May 31 23:28

May Ends with Snow, June to Begin with a Frost for Some

May 2009 finished with snow in parts of the Northeast! Wet snow was observed at Lake Placid and Saranac Lake, N.Y. Sunday afternoon, where temperatures dropped into the lower 30s.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"There is TOO global warming! There is, there is, there IS!!!! You gotta give me MONEY!!! You gotta do what I say!!!!!" -- Saint Al of the Gore.

May 31 23:24

What do Presidents Hoover, Truman, and Eisenhower all have in common?

They were willing to deport millions of illegal aliens to protect American jobs.

May 31 23:06

Is Microsoft Sabotaging Firefox With Sneaky .NET Updates?

Sabotage may be a strong choice of word, but it immediately came to mind with the news of Microsoft’s latest .NET update.

The Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 Service Pack 1, unleashed in February, forces an undisclosed Firefox extension on Windows users, called “Microsoft .NET Framework Assistant 1.0?, and it does so without asking the users permission.

May 31 23:04

Hawaii's Islam Day resolution stirs passions here, on Mainland

House Concurrent Resolution 100, establishing a single day this year to acknowledge "the rich religious, scientific, cultural, and artistic contributions" of the Islamic world, ignited the passions of those concerned about the connection between the Islam religion and Muslim extremists responsible for the 9/11 attacks and other terrorist acts around the world.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"those concerned" = Jewish groups.



May 31 23:03

Odious debt

In international law, odious debt is a legal theory which holds that the national debt incurred by a regime for purposes that do not serve the best interests of the nation, such as wars of aggression, should not be enforceable. Such debts are thus considered by this doctrine to be personal debts of the regime that [are] incurred [by]them and not debts of the state. In some respects, the concept is analogous to the invalidity of contracts signed under coercion.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Under this principle, We The People are not liable for the costs of the wars of aggression in Afghanistan and Iraq and Somalia; indeed pretty much every war since WW2.

Nor are we liable for the $12.8 trillion spent on the bailouts, since these funds did not benefit the public, but only the banks and brokerages.

May 31 22:57

'They stole my little girl,' says mother judged too stupid to care for her baby

The adoption is going ahead despite a recent psychiatrist's report which declared that the 24-year-old has 'good literacy and numeracy and that her general intellectual abilities appear to be within the normal range'.

It said the unemployed former cleaner had no previous history of learning disability or mental illness.

May 31 20:37

17,000 US troops in Afghanistan by mid-July

The Obama White House says that the 21,000 additional troops are to reinforce security ahead of the August 20 presidential elections, and are to support the NATO-led troops which have struggled to fight an escalating insurgency there.

The surge in US troops in Afghanistan comes amid frosty relations between Kabul and Washington, over the US bombing of civilians about a month ago.

The raid which left some 150 people including 95 children dead is dubbed as the deadliest incident for Afghan civilians since the 2001 US-led invasion.

May 31 19:10

Vans With Explosives Confirmed At The World Trade Center on September 11th

Reports of vans packed with explosives were confirmed at the World Trade Center on September 11th, 2001 as well as sub level explosions, among many other explosions. Vans were also discovered around the area, one had been exploded, one had been stopped for having a picture on the side of it with a plane flying into the World Trade Center, one had been stopped and found with explosives in it, and many others. The FBI actually had confirmed that a device was found in the complex and the building had begun to evacuate.

See also: 9/11 Van Mural



May 31 17:54

Killing as a Playoff Sport and Recruiting Tool

I happened to be clicking around the channels (god help me) and came across a channel I didn't know I had: Testosterone TV, which they call “Spike”. I saw a promo for “IRA vs. Taliban” on a show called “Deadliest Warriors”. Today they had a “marathon” of this series.

May 31 17:26

Finally, some accurate reporting about the Bush family

Little of this will be new to you if you're a long time Brasscheck TV viewer, but it's interesting to see that some of this material is finally appearing in a hardcover book available in US book stores.

Not surprisingly, this serious piece of reporting is being completely ignored by the news media in the US.

StingRay: Two part video at link is an interview with the author Russ Baker, author of the book "Family of Secrets", on Alex Jones' show.

May 31 17:17

Swine Flu Hysteria to Be Launched Again

Big Government ain't giving up on this one just yet.

May 31 16:30

The Big Collapse Could Be Very Near

The Fed can of course print money to buy up every Treasury bond in existence, but the inflationary ramifications would be Zimbabwe like, and crush the dollar on international currency markets. Are we near the phase where all hell breaks loose? I have never even answered, maybe, to this question before. It's always been, "no." Now it's maybe.



May 31 16:08

MPs' expenses: Natascha Engel claimed for DVDs of own speech in Parliament

Miss Engel, a Labour backbencher, claimed £117.50 in October 2005 to pay for ten copies of the DVD from the Parliamentary Recording Unit showing her first speech since being elected in that year's General Election.

May 31 16:06

MPs' expenses: Labour's Frank Cook claimed £5 for church collection

An MP used his expenses to claim for a £5 donation he made during a church service to commemorate the Battle of Britain.

May 31 16:03

MPs' expenses: Alistair Darling billed us for two homes at the same time

Alistair Darling, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, claimed parliamentary expenses for a flat that he let to tenants while also claiming living allowances for his grace and favour home in Downing Street, The Daily Telegraph can disclose.

In July 2007, Mr Darling submitted a £1,004 claim for a service charge on his south London flat 10 days after he became Chancellor. It covered the six-month period to the end of December 2007.

At the time, Mr Darling moved into Downing Street and began to claim second home allowances for his grace-and-favour apartments, meaning that costs relating to two of the Chancellor's homes were being met by the taxpayer.

May 31 16:00

Czech politicans pelted with eggs during an EU rally in Prague

Chairman of the Czech Social Democrats Jiri Paroubek tries to cover his face as he is pelted with eggs during a rally for the European Parliament elections in Prague, Czech Republic



May 31 14:36

Notorious Abortion Doctor Shot Dead in Wichita

Webmaster's Commentary: 

READ THE COMMENTS BY THE "CHRISTIANS."

May 31 14:09

U.S. embassy to hold first-ever gay pride party tonight -- in Iraq

The Islamic culture does not appreciate or allow public sexual displays to begin with. Now the American embassy is going to display sexuality in a way that will do nothing but offend the host population, needlessly complicating an already sensitive situation. The question becomes, who is going to suffer? Our embassy officials, or our soldiers on the ground who will endure the increased outrage when events such as this occur?

May 31 14:09

Israel to U.S.: 'Stop favoring Palestinians'

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"... or we will tell the world what REALLY happened on 9-11!!!"

May 31 13:28

Shaking Hands With A Murderer

President Barack Obama was supported by minorities who needed a savior,by many whites who yearned for closure due to passed history, and by AIPAC – the most vile lobby in all of the United States of America.

May 31 12:12

A Shelter That Could Start a Stampede

FINANCIAL engineering — funky mortgages, off-balance-sheet vehicles and complex derivatives — contributed mightily to our current crisis. And the meltdown’s resolution, by no means complete, has already required hundreds of billions in taxpayer commitments.

If the Treasury is ever to replenish its coffers, increased tax receipts will be sorely needed. But these inflows could be reduced if an unusual tax-avoidance transaction — set up to allow losses at one company to offset profits at another — gains acceptance throughout corporate America.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This here corporation is losing a lot of money ... if some multi-national needs a loss. :)

May 31 12:03

ISRAELI CITIZENS SCORE FIRST VICTORY SINCE NEW GOVERNMENT WAS FORMED

An Israeli government committee has rejected a draft bill that would have required Israelis to take an oath of loyalty.

The legislation committee on Sunday scrapped the bill, which had been tabled by the Yisrael Beitenu party, led by Avigdor Lieberman, Israel’s foreign minister.



May 31 12:02

Textgate: Is 'American Idol' voting fake?

They're calling it "textgate", and it's the biggest voting scandal to hit America since hanging chads and a protracted legal battle turned George W Bush into the nation's 43rd President.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And the same media that downplays the stealing of a Presidential election will go totally ape-shit over "Idol-gate!"

May 31 11:18

Ireland set to go bust, claims economic historian

A dire warning that the Republic is a prime candidate to go bust has come from one of the world's leading economic historians. "The idea that countries don't go bust is a joke," said Niall Ferguson, Harvard professor and author of The Ascent of Money.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The US is well on the way. In fact the consensus among those not actually working for the government or the media is that the collapse is inevitable; it is only a matter of when.

May 31 11:15

Unemployment in U.S. Probably Surpassed 9% in May

Unemployment in the U.S. probably surpassed 9 percent in May for the first time in more than 25 years, underscoring forecasts that the economy will be slow to pull out of the worst recession in half a century, economists said before a report this week.

May 31 11:14

Searching for Holocaust massacre victims

On the day the long-delayed dig was announced, Fischer stood alone in the nearby village of Staakow on the site where the 589 victims had been discovered accidentally by a work crew in 1971, laying a beribboned wreath of flowers at the site.

He then watched as workers toiled for three weeks, locating only one of the Lieberose barracks and silverware emblazoned with the SS insignia.

Fischer was downcast at first, fearing the lack of human remains would halt the project's momentum.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So, after all the caterwauling about the Holocaust, the short version is that they didn't find any bodies to corroborate the story, but this still gets a huge press write-up?

"WE FAIL TO FIND ANYTHING - FILM AT 11!"



Owl 1
May 31 11:12

Former Jewish community activist facing child-porn charges

Surkis said members of the Jewish community will be disappointed by the news of the charges against him, but said he remains hopeful that he will maintain his reputation.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

If he does, it says something very bad about the community.

May 31 11:08

George Tiller shot to death at Wichita church

Tiller has long been a focal point of protest by abortion opponents because his clinic, Women's Health Care Services at 5701 E. Kellogg, is one of the few in the country where late-term abortions are performed.

"We are shocked at this morning's disturbing news that Mr. Tiller was gunned down," anti-abortion group Operation Rescue said in a statement on its Web site. "Operation Rescue has worked for years through peaceful, legal means, and through the proper channels to see him brought to justice. We denounce vigilantism and the cowardly act that took place this morning. We pray for Mr. Tiller's family that they will find comfort and healing that can only be found in Jesus Christ."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So ... the right-to-life people gun down their enemies?

I mean, I don't like abortion myself, but this is just plain absurd!

May 31 11:06

OBAMA IN DEFENSE OF APARTHEID

Every Friday the residents of Bil’in are joined by Progressive Israelis and International Human Rights Volunteers in their demonstration against the wall of apartheid that surrounds them. Recently an American activist, Tristan Anderson was critically wounded when he was shot in the head with a tear gas canister. Last month a Palestinian demonstrator was shot dead by those same Israeli soldiers.

The use of tear gas to disperse peaceful demonstrations in Occupied Palestine is not new, it has been done for decades. And where do you think those canisters are coming from?

May 31 11:06

RACISTS FOR DEMOCRACY”

HOW LUCKY we are to have the extreme Right standing guard over our democracy.

This week, the Knesset voted by a large majority (47 to 34) for a law that threatens imprisonment for anyone who dares to deny that Israel is a Jewish and Democratic State.



May 31 11:04

The Great Silver Mystery (...and the greatest secret of all time!)

Let me start off by saying that what I am going to postulate should not in any way be considered fact...because I am not in possession of proof. I am merely postulating on where all the mystery silver comes from to be sold on the physical silver market. Since the early 2000's almost every serious silver analyst has been pounding the table that there is no above ground silver available and it is the "buy of a lifetime". But at the same time, silver prices never seem to live up to their expectation.

May 31 10:59

Canadian Jewish Congress to give Prime Minister Stephen Harper a human-rights award

This is Harper's third major award from a Jewish organization in less than a year. Last June, Harper was awarded the B’nai Brith International President’s Gold Medallion. B'nai Brith said it was in recognition of Canada's efforts to fight discrimination and uphold human rights in Canada and around the world.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

A B'nai Brith award isn't what it used to be. See next story down.

May 31 10:58

Computer maintenance uncovers child porn

It was only when Bill Surkis sent his computer to a repair shop to check for a virus that police were notified of suspicious videos on his hard drive.

Based on that evidence, the former regional director of B’nai Brith in Quebec was charged Friday with two counts relating to the possession and accessing of child pornography between July and November, 2008.

Surkis, 69, who was also the academic dean of John Abbott College for 22 years, and the executive director of the Holocaust Memorial Centre, spent the night in jail before being released with a long list of conditions Friday afternoon.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

There are some very sick people out there.

Very dumb, too, for keeping such data on their hard drive instead of a jump disk.

May 31 10:54

Facility 1391: Israel's secret prison

It has been removed from maps and airbrushed from aerial photographs. But Facility 1391 certainly exists - you just have to ask the Palestinians and Lebanese who have been imprisoned and tortured there.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Obviously, not erased from EVERY map!


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May 31 10:42

UK forces taught torture methods

The sexual humiliation of Iraqi prisoners at Abu Ghraib prison was not an invention of maverick guards, but part of a system of ill-treatment and degradation used by special forces soldiers that is now being disseminated among ordinary troops and contractors who do not know what they are doing, according to British military sources.

The techniques devised in the system, called R2I - resistance to interrogation - match the crude exploitation and abuse of prisoners at the Abu Ghraib jail in Baghdad.

One former British special forces officer who returned last week from Iraq, said: "It was clear from discussions with US private contractors in Iraq that the prison guards were using R2I techniques, but they didn't know what they were doing."

May 31 10:41

Ohio Food Stamp Participation Rates Soaring

More and more Ohioans are turning to food stamps to make ends meet as the state's economy continues to worsen.

Figures show than one in seven people in Cuyahoga County, Ohio's most populous county, received food stamps in February, an 8 percent increase from one year ago.

May 31 10:36

FLASHBACK - Secret Service agents say Cheney was drunk when he shot lawyer

Agents observed several members of the hunting party, including the Vice President, consuming alcohol before and during the hunting expedition, the report notes, and Cheney exhibited "visible signs" of impairment, including slurred speech and erratic actions, the report said.
According to those who have read the report and talked with others present at the outing, Cheney was drunk when he gunned down his friend and the day-and-a-half delay in allowing Texas law enforcement officials on the ranch where the shooting occurred gave all members of the hunting party time to sober up.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Cheney should have been in jail for that crime alone!

May 31 10:34

When God Spoke to Me

Jacque Chirac became almost adamant in his conviction regarding the true beliefs of the president Bush and the nature of his character. He is not mistaken anymore. The man is dangerous. He is an irrational leader who wrongly believes in his messianic vision, and worse of all, intrinsic ability to decrypt the scriptures. His reading of current events epitomized the nature of his irrational thoughts and destructive instincts: Symbol of the antichrist, a transnational Islamist army is threatening the West, i.e., the main ally of the chosen people and September 11 terrorist attacks are the precursory proof [...]



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May 31 10:31

Man Killed in Mexican Crash Is Indeed Iran-Contra Figure

The Israeli Embassy, confirming that the man killed in a plane crash on Wednesday was Amiram Nir, a figure in the Iran-contra scandal, said today that Mr. Nir was not on ''any official business'' in Mexico.

Mr. Nir was an adviser to two Israeli Prime Ministers, and he was said to have played the role of intermediary in the sale of United States arms to Iran. The Mexican police and a spokeswoman for the airline whose plane crashed also positively identified the victim as Mr. Nir.

Mr. Nir was killed Wednesday while traveling under an assumed name, Pat Weber. As a counterterrorism adviser to Israel, he once briefed Vice President Bush on secret arms sales to Iran.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Interesting how hard the Israeli embassy is working to distance themselves from this man!

May 31 10:29

Israeli ministers: No West Bank settlement freeze

Senior members of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's cabinet reiterated Sunday that the government has rejected a U.S. demand to halt all activity in West Bank settlements, despite strongly-worded demands from the Obama administration to do so.

"I want to make it clear that the current Israeli government will not accept in any way the freezing of legal settlement activity in Judea and Samaria [West Bank," Transportation Minister Yisrael Katz told Army Radio.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Ummm, isn't it ALL illegal activity in occupied territory?

May 31 10:27

Bomb found on Iranian passenger plane

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Who benefits from increased sectarian violence in Iran?

May 31 10:26

Rabbinical Court's exit ban forces US man to divorce wife

In a groundbreaking ruling, the Tel Aviv Rabbinical Court had the final say this week in the divorce case of a Jewish American couple that has dragged on for six years, as the husband has refused to grant his wife a get (Jewish divorce).

After three nights in jail and a ban preventing him from leaving the country, however, the wanton husband - who is not an Israeli citizen - finally succumbed to the demands of the Rabbinic Court Administration (RCA) and agreed to free his wife from their marriage. It was the first time that Israel's religious court system has ever flexed its muscles in a case involving Jews from abroad.



May 31 10:23

The great carbon credit con: Why are we paying the Third World to poison its environment?

In the fields around this giant chemicals factory in Gujarat, the barren soil smells of paint stripper and the water from the well makes you gag. So why has it been given tens of millions of pounds of taxpayer-funded UN ‘green reward points’, which are traded hungrily on the financial markets at huge profit?

Webmaster's Commentary: 

GFL is part of a worldwide carbon-trading scheme, and again, the concept was not thought all the way through.

Yes, GFL has reduced its carbon emissions to qualify for the financial benefits. But the low carbon processes they are using produce other, far deadlier pollutants that are poisoning the local farm lands and water. Because the carbon trading scheme is concerned only with carbon (and money) the holistic reality of even greater damage being done is ignored.

May 31 10:11

US Won’t Accept North Korea as a Nuclear State

Secretary of Defense Robert Gates said today that the US “will not stand idly by as North Korea builds the capability to wreak destruction on any target in the region — or on us.” He also urged a unified international response to what he characterized as an unhelpful series of tests.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And, SecDef Gates, just what can we do about North Korea?

Need I remind you who North Korea's number-one trading partner is, China?!?!?

We have absolutely no bargaining chips here, unless we can persuade China to lend one big hand in leading Kim Jong-Il to the bargaining table, replace the armistice with a permanent peace treaty, and allow for trade, educational, and cultural exchange with North Korea.

We have managed to normalize our relationship with Vietnam; why not North Korea?

May 31 10:03

US treasury secretary visits China

The visit comes as the US struggles to get out of recession and finds itself heavily dependent on loans from China to finance its budget deficits.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

If Geithner comes home empty-handed in terms of China refusing to finance more of the US budget deficits, this could get really ugly.

May 31 09:59

Chinese economists deem huge holding of US bonds "risky," split on way out

On the first day of U.S. treasury secretary Timothy Geithner's visit to China, the Beijing-based Global Times published a survey of 23 famous Chinese economists on Sunday, saying that the majority of them deemed the vast holding of U.S. bonds "risky."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Unfortunately, these 17 out of 23 people are absolutely right.

And there is very little Geithner can say to reassure China, looking at the economic conditions of the US right now, and for the near future.



May 31 09:59

Canadian Residential School Propaganda Video 1955

Here is a government propoganda video of residential schools. This is what the government wanted us to know about them .

Sure looks like the natives were really having fun. To find out the truth as told by native survivors of these schools, look here...

May 31 09:56

Leap in U.S. debt hits taxpayers with 12% more red ink

Taxpayers are on the hook for an extra $55,000 a household to cover rising federal commitments made just in the past year for retirement benefits, the national debt and other government promises, a USA TODAY analysis shows.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And how much of this is for these wars without end?!?!?

Are those a part of "other government promises", or have these costs been left out of this equation??

This article seems to be putting the blame for families' economic burdens on social security, medicare, and retirement programs for military and civil servants' pensions.

WHAT ABOUT THE COSTS OF THESE WARS?!?!?!?!?

May 31 09:54

LINCOLN, KENNEDY, AND OBAMA

Lincoln issued his famous greenbacks to fund the Civil War without enslaving the American people to the 30% interest demanded by the bankers. Lincoln refused to plunge the people of the nation into a debt they could never pay back, and issued his own currency instead.

“... (we) gave the people of this Republic the greatest blessing they have ever had – their own paper money to pay their own debts...”

The bankers understood the threat a government-issued currency represented to their wealth and power. The London Times wrote of Lincoln's move...

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May 31 09:51

Obama Justice Department Continues Bush's 'State Secrets' Argument...Again

In a court filing submitted in the middle of the night, President Obama's Justice Department is continuing the "state secrets" argument of his predecessor in litigation over the National Security Agency's Terrorist Surveillance Program.

In the middle of the night the Justice Department filed its response in the court case, telling a federal judge, who has ordered it to disclose information in the case, that Justice is still asserting the state secrets privilege.

"The Government has merely declined voluntarily to agree to a protective order that would, in the Government's view, require disclosures that would irretrievably compromise important national security interests," the Justice Department filing said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This reeks.

The more the alleged "Justice Department" is allowed to get away with this, the more they will indulge in this kind of behavior, exponentially.



May 31 09:46

'Obama's decrees are like Pharaoh's'

"The American demand to prevent natural growth is unreasonable, and brings to mind Pharaoh who said: Every son that is born ye shall cast into the river," Science Minister and Habayit Hayehudi head Daniel Herschkowitz said Sunday, referring to US President Barack Obama's demand to freeze all settlement activity, even that ensuing from natural growth.

Speaking ahead of the weekly cabinet meeting, mathematician Herschkowitz furthered his point with a simple equation. "If there is a family that expands from one child to four or five, what should we tell them - to ship the children off to Petah Tikva? This is an unacceptable demand, even if it comes from the Americans, and Israel should reject it decisively," he affirmed.

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Memo to President Obama: stop signing the checks, and stop military aid immediately, if you are serious about Israel not expanding the growth of its illegal settlements in Palestinian territory. And be very vocal about why the aid has stopped.

This guy has just spat in your face, and told you it's raining.

It's time that you (and this country) don't tolerate this kind of behavior from Israel anymore.

May 31 09:34

Arnold's Cuts Would Make California "Unrecognizable," Nearly All Target Poor Residents

“Government doesn’t provide services to rich people,” Mike Genest, the state’s finance director, said on a conference call with reporters on Friday. “It doesn’t even really provide services to the middle class.” He added: “You have to cut where the money is.”

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Oh, yeah?!?

What about tax breaks for the wealthy and major corporations?!?

As reported in:

http://www.calitics.com/diary/8460/why-california-must-tax-the-wealthy

"One of the aspects of the political economy of last 30 years has been tax cuts for the wealthy. This ensured that government was starved of revenue in the bad times, and unable to catch up, not to mention get ahead by providing adequate services and saving for a rainy day in the good times.

California has been the poster child for this. Since 1978 we have steadily excluded wealth from taxation. Since 1993 we have given $12 billion in tax cuts and tax breaks. Corporate taxes were around 9% in 1981 and are now below 5%, yet corporations have provided neither wage growth nor stable jobs to the state, and our core services are underfunded.

As a result the poorest among us now bear the largest share of the tax burden. The lowest 20% income brackets pay 11.7% of their income in state and local taxes, whereas the top 4% pay only 7.1% of their income. The result is that lower income Californians have a higher tax burden - but get less in return for those taxes. Our income tax is also flawed in that there is only one bracket for people making between $47,500 and $999,999."

If you don't find that this qualifies as "services" for the very wealthy, I don't know what does.

May 31 09:22

Geithner Sees Signs That US Economy Is Stabilizing

Geithner told reporters traveling with him Beijing that there are a number of signs the U.S. economy is beginning to stabilize. The U.S. has been mired in its longest recession since World War II.

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Signs?!?!? WHAT signs, please?!?

How many actual Americans has he talked to who have lost their higher paying jobs to companies overseas, who are working twice the hours for nearly half the money and can barely make ends meet?!?

Are these signs some sort of heavenly vision (read: psychological disturbance) which enables him to prattle and preen about what a magnificent job he's done as Treasury Secretary?

Hearing this statement from this man just gives me the overwhelming urge to stockpile everything of use and value which might be needed if things here collapse completely.

As a side note, the Titanic finally stabilized ... after it hit the bottom.

May 31 09:15

Iraq's Kurdish region to export oil for first time

Iraq's self-ruled Kurdish region will begin exporting crude oil for the first time on June 1, piping up to 90,000 bpd to its neighbours in a landmark step for the area, officials said on Sunday.

"Piping of the oil will start Monday morning from the Taq Taq field, pumping it from seven wells," said Mohammed Okotan, director of the Taq Taq project for Turkey's Genel Enerji, which is partnered with Calgary-based Addax Petroleum.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Remember the lies we were being fed about how the oil revenues from Iraq would pay for the costs of the war??

Take a good look at who the partners are on this deal; a Turkish company, and a Canadian company, with not one American company in sight.



May 31 09:09

Waxman Didn't Read His Own Bill

Here are the Waxman bites. This was May 20th. This was nine days ago. House Energy and Commerce Committee hearing, Joe Barton from Texas and Henry Waxman have this exchange about the climate bill.

BARTON: Before I ask the question in counsel, did you know that was in this bill?

WAXMAN: You asking me?

BARTON: Yes, sir.

WAXMAN: Well...

BARTON: Did you read it?

May 31 07:05

Demand that Obama Actually Fix the Economy By Taking the Power to Create Money Away from Private Bankers

Ellen Brown - trial attorney and the author of the book Web of Debt - has launched an initiative to urge Obama to save the economy by taking the power to create money away from the bankers, and give it back to the government as the Founding Fathers intended.

Brown's ideas have been endorsed by many very smart and independent financial experts.

Click here and vote Brown's proposal up.

This is a brief introduction to Brown's idea. See this for more information.

May 31 06:41

Israel Tests 'Doomsday' Response

Israel has begun its largest-ever defence drill, testing the response of its emergency services to a "doomsday scenario" of missile attacks, bombings and natural disasters.

The five-day national exercise got under way on Sunday, with defence officials playing down any connection to recent and growing tensions with Iran.

The drill simulates simultaneous rocket strikes from the Gaza Strip and Lebanon and missile attacks from Iran and Syria.

It will test the way rescue services deal with attacks, including conventional, chemical and biological strikes against large population centres.



Owl 2
May 31 05:22

Gen. Petraeus: US violated Geneva Convention, the court of law could try terrorists: we made mistakes after 9/11: Close Gitmo

Gen. Petraeus joined FOX News and Martha MacCallum today and gave a blockbuster interview, but probably not the one Fox expected. Once again, he called for the responsible closure of the military prison at Guantanamo Bay. He also said that mistakes were made after 9/11 and that the Army Field Manual is all that we need to use to interrogate prisoners. In addition, he said that we have to have faith in our judicial system and we should try the Khalid Sheikh Muhammads in a court of law.

May 31 05:07

Convergence and Continuity: The American-Backed Terror Campaign in Iran

Thus the attack this week in Zahedan is an integral part of a wide-ranging campaign of American-supported terrorism inside Iran -- even if the "darksiders" in the U.S. security organs had no direct involvement or knowledge of this particular attack. When you are in the business of fomenting terror (see here and here), there's no need for micro-management. You co-opt the armed extremists who best serve your political agenda of the moment; you slip them guns, money, intelligence, guidance -- and then you turn them loose on the local populace.

May 31 05:05

George Bush and Bill Clinton Do Toronto: Pepsi versus Coke meets Republican versus Democrat

Left versus Right as a Substitute for Law versus Criminality, Peace with Justice versus War Without End

The role of corporate media as enablers and sugar coaters of the highest order of international crime could not be made clearer than in the sponsorship by the Globe and Mail of the Toronto encounter between Clinton and Bush. What credibility does the Globe and Mail retain after the Toronto event in its coverage of the fast breaking story of the global movement to enforce the rule of law on credibly accused war criminal George W. Bush? How likely is it that the journalists at the Globe and Mail will report fairly and objectively on the intervention of Lawyers Against War.

May 30, 2009

May 30 22:15

FLASHBACK - California, New York Agree to Explore Linking Greenhouse Gas Emission Credit Trading Markets; Gov. Schwarzenegger Tours Carbon Trading Floor

"This morning I went to a trading floor where they were helping companies buy and sell emissions credits because I wanted to learn about this marketplace and how it will work in California," said Gov. Schwarzenegger.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I keep telling you that this whole global warming thing is a SCAM to create a new "product" out of thin air (literally) called the "Carbon Credit", which will be bought and sold and "Enronized" by Al Gore (who was assisted by no less a personage than Ken Lay in setting up these trading floors). It was Ken Lay's previous trading concern, ENRON, that bankrupted California.

Fool me once...



May 30 22:13

Stop one of the many US torture ships, USS Bataan

Stop the US torture ship
Friday 29 May 2009
by Adrian Roberts
The notorious USS Bataan, which has held prisoners including John Walker Lindh, David Hicks and Ibn Al-Sheikh Al-Libi, docking in Mallorca on Thursday morning.
British human rights campaigners Reprieve have urged the Spanish authorities to board and search US torture ship USS Bataan after it moored at the Palma de Mallorca holiday resort.
Reprieve said on Friday that the USS Bataan is one of the US government's most infamous "floating prisons" and will remain at the island until Saturday.

http://es.noticias.yahoo.com/5/20090528/tlc-uno-de-los-buques-de-la-us...
Uno de los buques de la US Navy acusados de ser 'cárceles flotantes' recala desde ayer en el Puerto de Palma
jueves, 28 de mayo, 10.57

May 30 19:12

Man in sodomy case sues NYC, police for $220 million

A New York City man who says police beat and sodomized him on a subway station platform sued the city, the police department and the accused officers for $220 million on Thursday for civil rights violations.

Three New York City police officers pleaded innocent in December to criminal charges that one of them sodomized Michael Mineo on October 15 with a police baton on a subway platform and two others helped cover up the crime.

"When you distill it, it was a male on male rape," Kevin Mosley, a lawyer for Mineo, said on Thursday.

May 30 19:01

Ron Paul on North Korea

May 30 18:26

Investigation f the Merrill Lynch/Bank of America merger

Webmaster's Commentary: 

New York State Attorney General Andrew M. Cuomo reports that Hank Paulson and Ben Bernanke illegally suppressed adverse financial data on the merger and threatened to replace the Bank of America CEO and board of directors if the company backed out of the Merrill Lynch merger.



May 30 18:26

New Warning on Hormone Replacement

Hormone therapy taken by women to counter the effects of menopause can increase the risk of dying from lung cancer, researchers reported here on Saturday.

The findings represent the latest black mark against a therapy already being used much more sparingly than it once was. But researchers said the new data should serve as a caution to women who did continue to take hormones not to smoke.

May 30 18:24

Labour faces drubbing in EU vote

Prime Minister Gordon Brown's Labour Party faces being pushed into third place in next week's European Parliament elections, a poll published Saturday showed.

The Populus survey for The Times newspaper found Labour was bearing the brunt of a general loss of support for mainstream parties following three weeks of revelations of lawmakers' expenses.

May 30 18:21

Leap in U.S. debt hits taxpayers with 12% more red ink

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Govt owes record $63.8 trillion - $546,668 per household...

They are borrowing and spending it faster than WE THE PEOPLE can ever pay it back!

May 30 17:39

Col. Peters - Kill All Gitmo Prisoners

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Col. Peters starts the discussion from the position that everyone in Guantanamo is a proven terrorist because, well, they are IN Guantanamo, and we would never lock up innocent people, right? If they are IN Guantanamo, then they MUST be guilty and should be killed.



Owl 3
May 30 17:38

Hidden City in Los Angeles.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Of course the CNN commentator had to badmouth the homeless by pointing out the "porn", the needles (ever think some homeless might be diabetic?) and the smell.

May 30 17:33

Gore tells GOP deniers they’re victims of ‘the Bernie Madoffs of global warming.’

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Not even the pretense of science in the discussion.

May 30 17:32

Gore compares global warming deniers to flat earthers

Former Vice President Al Gore is about to launch a major advertising campaign to raise awareness of global warming and will appear on 60 Minutes this Sunday to promote it.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

If Human-Caused global warming were real, why would al need to spend so much money to promote it?

Does anyone mount an ad campaign to convince you the sun is real? Are there billboards proclaiming the existence of the moon and stars?

Al Gore is selling you a carbon tax, from which he and his investors will make tons of money brokering the carbon credits.

May 30 16:33

LOST CONFIDENCE IN THE US DOLLAR

As a businessman and world adventurer, I listen to the opinions of many people outside of the United States. My overall conclusion of their general consensus is that the majority of the people feel that the United States is failing and the American dollar is going to continue to depreciate in value. Therefore, the US Dollar is no longer the world standard of value that all other countries use to judge their currency.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Yes, he is a relative.



Taboola
May 30 15:21

THE US DEBT CLOCK

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This does NOT include state debt and unfunded liabilities, nor does it include the $12.8 trillion allocated to the bailouts in the last 8 months.

May 30 14:51

FLASHBACK - ABC News Exclusive: The Secret War Against Iran

A Pakistani tribal militant group responsible for a series of deadly guerrilla raids inside Iran has been secretly encouraged and advised by American officials since 2005, U.S. and Pakistani intelligence sources tell ABC News.

May 30 14:50

Gov't refuses to release secret documents

The Obama administration insists it has no obligation to provide access to a top secret document in a wiretapping case, setting up a showdown next week with the judge who ordered it released.

May 30 14:50

FLASHBACK - Halliburton gave troops foul water, workers say

A Halliburton Co. subsidiary provided water to U.S. troops at a camp in Iraq that was twice as contaminated as water from the Euphrates River, former employees of the company said on Monday.

The subsidiary, Kellogg Brown and Root, also blocked employees' attempts to inform the U.S. military at Camp Junction City in Ramadi that the water was foul or tell them that water tanks should immediately be chlorinated, the workers said.

They cited KBR's failure to test or treat the water in the latest in a series of hearings Senate Democrats have held on Halliburton, which was once headed by Vice President Dick Cheney and has huge contracts to provide services to the U.S. military in Iraq.

May 30 14:49

FLASHBACK- Did Halliburton Sell Dirty Water?

Were thousands of troops and civilians stationed at a U.S. military base in Iraq exposed to contaminated water? The answer is yes, according to whistle-blowers testifying before Congress today.

May 30 14:48

FLASHBACK - Military Waste In Our Drinking Water

Today the U.S. military generates over one-third of our nation's toxic waste, which it disposes of very poorly. The military is one of the most widespread violators of environmental laws. People made ill by this toxic waste are, in effect, victims of war. But they are rarely acknowledged as such.

On Sept. 11, 2001, we were living together in New York City. In the months following the attack on the World Trade Center, the media and government routinely informed a fearful citizenry of the importance of clean drinking water. Terrorists, they warned, might contaminate public sources with arsenic. We were instructed to purchase Evian along with our duct tape.

May 30 14:44

POLISHING THE TURD!

Forget Christian Bale in Terminator Salvation - the new leader of the resistance is Dick Cheney. The former vice president, who this time has been sent from the past to save the future rather than the other way round, has had an astonishing week. He's dominated much of the news with his barnstorming defence of the previous administration's counter-terrorism strategy, and completely overshadowed President Obama's weak-kneed and exceedingly dull speech at the National Archives. He's even been getting a big boost in the polls even though he's not running for any kind of office. According to CNN, Cheney's up eight points since he left government, not bad for a figure the Left continues to demonize as the Antichrist.

May 30 14:37

"The Worst Is Yet to Come": If You're Not Petrified, You're Not Paying Attention

The green shoots story took a bit of hit this week between data on April retail sales, weekly jobless claims and foreclosures. But the whole concept of the economy finding its footing was "preposterous" to begin with, says Howard Davidowitz, chairman of Davidowitz & Associates.

"We're in a complete mess and the consumer is smart enough to know it," says Davidowitz, whose firm does consulting for the retail industry. "If the consumer isn't petrified, he or she is a damn fool."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is from two weeks ago. Since then, did the "Green shooters" forecasts come about? No?

May 30 13:41

Charity Poker Game Raided By Police

Buxton police raided a building where people were trying to raise money to give free food to the needy.

May 30 12:38

Taguba denies he's seen abuse photos suppressed by Obama

The general told a U.K. paper about images he saw investigating Abu Ghraib -- not photos Obama wants kept secret.
The general told a U.K. paper about images he saw investigating Abu Ghraib -- not photos Obama wants kept secret.

But Taguba says he wasn't talking about the 44 photographs that are the subject of an ongoing ACLU lawsuit that Obama is fighting.

"The photographs in that lawsuit, I have not seen,"

May 30 12:22

Ohio man arrested for mowing unkempt grass at park

Police said they arrested 48-year-old Hamilton after he refused to stop mowing and charged him with obstructing official business and disorderly conduct.

May 30 12:20

Homeland Security to scan fingerprints of travellers exiting the US

From June, US Customs and Border Patrol will take a fingerprint scan of international travellers exiting the United States from Detroit, while the US Transport Security Administration will take fingerprint scans of international travellers exiting the United States from Atlanta.

May 30 12:13

Obama Outlines Coordinated Cyber-Security Plan

WASHINGTON — President Obama declared Friday that the country’s disparate efforts to “deter, prevent, detect and defend” against cyberattacks would now be run out of the White House,
GRRRrrreat !

May 30 10:46

FBI planning to build big new headquarters for Honolulu division

The U.S. Department of Justice is expanding its presence in the Islands by building a new headquarters for the FBI's Honolulu division on 10 acres of land in Kalaeloa.

May 30 10:19

Terrorist Pianos of Doom!

Shortly after Sept. 11, his instrument was confiscated at JFK Airport when he landed in New York to give a recital at Carnegie Hall. Thinking the glue smelled funny, the Transportation Security Administration decided to take no chances and destroyed the piano. Since then he has shipped his pianos in parts, which he reassembles by hand after he lands. To get from city to city within the U.S., he hires a driver to take the shell of the piano, and he drives another car that holds the precious custom-designed keys and hammers.

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