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November 28, 2009

Nov 28 16:28

Climategate: University of East Anglia U-turn in climate change row

In a statement welcomed by climate change sceptics, the university said it would make all the data accessible as soon as possible, once its Climatic Research Unit (CRU) had negotiated its release from a range of non-publication agreements.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Given that CRU admitted last August to have DISPOSED OF THE RAW DATA, and given the email and software proof of deception, why would anyone trust anything more to come out of that building?

Nov 28 16:22

Climate change: this is the worst scientific scandal of our generation

Our hopelessly compromised scientific establishment cannot be allowed to get away with the Climategate whitewash, says Christopher Booker

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is just more of the same "scapegoat the scientists" propaganda.

Climategate is not a scientific scandal, it is a political one, and more than that, it is a crime against humanity!

Nov 28 16:21

Mark Steyn: Cooking the books on climate

My favorite moment in the Climategate/Climaquiddick scandal currently roiling the "climate change" racket was Stuart Varney's interview on Fox News with the actor Ed Begley Jr., star of the 1980s medical drama "St Elsewhere" but latterly better known, as is the fashion with members of the thespian community, as an "activist." He's currently in a competition with Bill Nye ("the Science Guy") to see who can have the lowest "carbon footprint." Pistols at dawn would seem the quickest way of resolving that one, but presumably you couldn't get a reality series out of it.

Nov 28 16:19

WaPo ClimateGate Cartoon: 'Did Al Gore Invent Climate Change?'



Emigrate While You Still Can - Finca Bayano In Panama!

Finco Bayano
Nov 28 16:13

CLIMATEGATE - Hudson Hushed

Paul Hudson, the BBC weatherman who in October was forwarded some of the Climategate emails (those relating to his article "What happened to global warming?") has been gagged by the BBC.

Nov 28 15:42

What Would Israel Do If Iran Captured An IAF Pilot?

Israel possesses nuclear weapons. This, simply, without blinking or wincing, states a senior American general, who served as the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff during the first part of the current decade. In his recently published memoirs, titled Eyes on the Horizon, U.S. Air Force general Richard Myers describes the tumultuous years leading up to the September 11, 2001 attacks, and those that followed. In the book, it is as though he forced himself to describe Israel in two words, and came up with "nuclear-armed."

Nov 28 15:15

The IPCC can't count its "Expert Scientists": Author and Reviewer Numbers are Wrong

How many times have you heard or read words to the effect that 4000 scientists from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate change (IPCC) supported the claims about a significant human influence on climate? I think I've seen it on television, radio and the Internet and I know that politicians at national levels have quoted such figures. There's no question whatsoever. It's utterly wrong.

Nov 28 15:03

At NYT's Dot Earth: Young Scientist 'Disheartened' by Climategate; Core Problems Ignored

What's notably lacking in Revkin's report, Curry's letter, and many other Climategate-related establishment media reports is any willingness to entertain the notion that the scandal completely undermines the scientific basis for the argument that AGW (anthropogenic global warming) is occurring.

It seems that no one will dare say that the pathetic state of the data described in the leaked e-mails and the demonstrated willingness of those who control it to massage it hollows out the entire core of the AGW argument. As I understand it there is no other comparable data set.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Here is the reality of what is going on.

Those people still supporting AGW (anthropogenic global warming) are dependent on funding to support their current positions. That funding is in turn dependent in the continuation of faith that AGW (anthropogenic global warming) is correct. After all, when Galileo proved that the Earth Orbited the Sun, funding for continued research into epicycles vanished abruptly, along with tenures and the value of every degree issued in the field of Epicycles.

The same applies here. With precious rare exception, every academic whose degree and funding is based on AGW (anthropogenic global warming) is looking at a stark unemployment picture. In their minds, they are not fighting for scientific truth; they are fighting for their livelihood, and the proof is very simple. If their primary concern was really the long term welfare of planet Earth, one would think the Global Warming Cult would be delighted to find out there really is no danger after all. But, as is clearly evident, the goal is to support the orthodoxy even against the revelation that their core scientific foundation is based on a fraud.

Quite a few people, including President Obama, are financially invested in the Global Carbon Credit scheme, in which licenses are issued to pollute, with the surplus units bought and sold through brokerages. Al Gore and his fellow investors have already spent $150 million to "sell" anthropogenic global warming. They will not walk away from that investment easily.

Beyond the researchers whose degrees and funding are dependent on the continuation of a perceived public threat, the media outlets and government officials who signed onto this campaign are now realizing that they have wagered their entire credibility on AGW (anthropogenic global warming) at a time when their credibility was already strained from Saddam's "nookular" bombs, the economy, 9-11, etc. etc. etc. Climategate could well be the final nail in the coffin of the public's trust of media and government.

And looming over all of this is the push for a global government, which rested one third of their justification on the need for a global environmental authority to "solve" the problem of those icky humans messing up the globe.

There is a vast amount of personal reputation, money, and power on the line here. Climategate is the start of a major fight for the truth, one which if won will see the end of many well-known institutions of government and media.



Nov 28 14:39

Applying Economics to American History

Nov 28 14:20

The Black Death - unanswered questions - relevant in light of Ukrainian Flu

New Scientist article here reposted in full in case there are problems with the link

THE DISEASE that spread like wildfire through Europe between 1347 and 1351 is still the most violent epidemic in recorded history. It killed at least a third of the population, more than 25 million people. Victims first suffered pain, fever and boils, then swollen lymph nodes and blotches on the skin. After that they vomited blood and died within three days. The survivors called it the Great Pestilence. Victorian scientists dubbed it the Black Death.

As far as most people are concerned, the Black Death was bubonic plague, Yersinia pestis, a flea-borne bacterial disease of rodents that jumped to humans. But two epidemiologists from Liverpool University say we've got it all wrong. In Biology of Plagues, a book released earlier this year, they effectively demolish the bubonic plague theory. "If you look at how the Black Death spread," says Susan Scott, one of the authors, "one of the least likely diseases to have caused it is bubonic plague." If Scott and co-author Christopher Duncan are right, the world would do well to listen.



Nov 28 13:44

The Concentration Camp That Is Gaza

The Gaza strip is a concentration camp.

Nov 28 13:33

CLIMATEGATE - FLASHBACK - Jail politicians who ignore climate science: Suzuki

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"YOU WILL BELIEVE AS WE TELL YOU TO BELIEVE, MAGGOTS!!!!"

Nov 28 13:01

Why it's impossible to support the war in Afghanistan

It's been eight years since the United States invaded Afghanistan. After all these years many Americans have lost sight of the alleged purpose of our invasion - to hunt for Osama bin Laden and al Qaeda.

What has also been lost is any government inquiry whatsoever into the accuracy of the "smoking gun" evidence that the Bush Administration presented as the final justification for invading Afghanistan - the peculiar "Osama bin Laden confession video".

Nov 28 12:34

World's strongest' beer with 32% strength.Tactical Nuclear Penguin

He said: "This beer is about pushing the boundaries, it is about taking innovation in beer to a whole new level."
Mr Watt added that a beer such as Tactical Nuclear Penguin should be drunk in "spirit sized measures".
A warning on the label states: "This is an extremely strong beer; it should be enjoyed in small servings and with an air of aristocratic nonchalance. In exactly the same manner that you would enjoy a fine whisky, a Frank Zappa album or a visit from a friendly yet anxious ghost."



Nov 28 11:56

HOLY SABBATH VIOLATED BY ‘RELIGIOUS’ JEWISH SETTLERS

The rabbis that serve the communities these ‘people’ live in say it is OK to kill men, woman and children….

So why not break the Sabbath as well…. it’s all for the cause of hate…. the newest, holiest code of the settler…..

Nov 28 11:55

ClimateGate on Fox News 11-28-09

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I cannot decide which is more shocking; FOX showing some balls here or the fact that we actually agree on something!!!!!!!!!!

But both FOX and their guest miss a major point. Climategate is NOT the fault of the scientists, who only did what they were paid to do, but of the ringleaders; those politicians who paid the scientists.

Nov 28 11:53

Killing Arabs is Good for Them

Millions of casualties were worth it because kids aren’t throwing stones at Americans and because attacks on US troops are down? We invaded Iraq so that Iraqi kids wouldn’t throw stones at Americans? As you might expect, it only gets worse.

Following the well-worn tactic of allowing a “skeptic” to speak, Londono quotes Spec. Lorenzo Sanchez, who after three tours in Iraq is starting to get it. Nonetheless his comments are even more revealing than he may realize. First we are told:

“We’re sitting here in the middle of a little revolution between Iraqis, and we’re sitting here being security guards,” said Spec. Lorenzo Sanchez, 34, of West Covina, Calif. “We should let them do their thing and get out of their way.”

Nov 28 11:51

IRS Files $79k Tax Lien Against Gov. Schwarzenegger

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Well, now we know why Arnold screwed up the California economy as bad as he did!



Nov 28 11:21

Pub 'fined £8k' for Wi-Fi copyright infringement

A pub owner has been fined £8,000 because someone unlawfully downloaded copyrighted material over their open Wi-Fi hotspot, according to the managing director of hotspot provider The Cloud.

Nov 28 11:15

World Wide Military Expenditures

Nov 28 11:07

Israeli Occupation Troops Use Force To Disperse Bilin Peaceful March

Israeli occupation forces (IOF) used stun grenades and teargas against inhabitants of the Bilin village, Ramallah district, when they tried to organize a peaceful march to their confiscated land on Friday.

The Bilin villagers brought their offspring with their toys and balloons to celebrate the Eidul Adha (feast of sacrifice) near their confiscated land that were taken away from them by the racist wall.

The villagers hoisted posters supporting Palestinian constants and rights such as Jerusalem, right of return, release of detainees, removal of the wall and all settlements, and restoring control over their own water resources.



Nov 28 10:42

You Get What you Vote For!

First of all, I never understood why, or how, peace people could support someone who voted to pay for the wars while he was a Senator and was quite clear on the fact that he would increase violence in Afghanistan and perform a slow, painful and very incomplete withdrawal from Iraq. Principles that were proclaimed so loudly while Bush was president get shoved aside and buried now that a Democrat is president and how do you get your principles back from the dung-pile of selling out?

Nov 28 10:39

Militia return to Basra and threaten those who helped force them out

When he stopped his car at a traffic light in Basra, Bassam Rady noticed the motorbike with two riders on it inch past him. Suddenly the bike swung round and Mr Rady, sensing danger, tried to drive off. Before he could, a man on the back of the bike pulled a gun from his jacket and fired.

The bullet went through the windscreen and just missed him. As he sped away another shot was fired, but missed the car.

Mr Rady is a former interpreter for British forces in Iraq. As such, his life is in danger from the militia that once terrorised the Iraqi city and is now returning.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Ah, yes, more "progress" in Iraq, I see!

Nov 28 10:37

Witness To Palestine

As within most families, children can generally sense if their parents are feeling anxious or uneasy, no matter how much parents try to hide their feelings, naturally, out of a protective instinct that any loving parents have for their children. Little usually needs to be said in order for children to sense any stress or emotional pain a parent may be experiencing at any particular moment. In my family, the triggers for an elevated level of anxiety often came from news reports about unfolding events in Palestine.

Nov 28 10:37

What festive cheer will the West bring to the Holy Land this Christmas?

Commitment, commitment, concern, concern…If any of it were genuine, Christmas in Gaza, 2009, should be a very jolly occasion. But the situation for the Palestinians today is even worse. We wait in vain to see "something courageous" from the western powers. Cowardice is the norm.



Owl 1
Nov 28 10:34

Obama, Maurice Strong, Al Gore key players cashing in on Chicago Climate Exchange

“Obama Years Ago Helped Fund Carbon Program He Is Now Pushing Through Congress” is a FOXNews story by Ed Barnes. In short, “While on the board of a Chicago-based charity, Barack Obama helped fund a carbon trading exchange that will likely play a critical role in the cap-and-trade carbon reduction program he is now trying to push through Congress as president.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

In other words, when Obama goes to Copenhagen and signs away your money and your freedoms, he is putting much of that money into his own pockets.

This is why going after the CRU and IPCC scientists is a diversion. The real crooks are the politicians.

Nov 28 10:31

UN scientists turn on each other: UN Scientist Declares Climategate colleagues Mann, Jones and Rahmstorf ’should be barred from the IPCC process’ — They are ‘not credible any more’

A UN scientist is declaring that his three fellow UN climate panel colleagues “should be barred from the IPCC process.” In a November 26, 2009 message on his website, UN IPCC contributing author Dr. Eduardo Zorita writes: “CRU files: Why I think that Michael Mann, Phil Jones and Stefan Rahmstorf should be barred from the IPCC process.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

What is going on here is obvious. The entire Global Government agenda is hanging by its neck from the Climategate Noose and the rush is on to find someone to blame it all on in the hopes that if enough small fry are sacrificed in flames before the mob, that the agenda itself can still be saved even if it is delayed.

Well, I for one will not be satisfied with a few servile scientists pilloried for doing what they were paid to do.

I want the ringleaders.

I want the masterminds.

I want the entire machine of the fraud from government through media down to the scientists fully exposed to public view

Nov 28 10:29

Senator Wants to Know if the Dead Osama will be Read Miranda Rights

Osama bin Laden was a CIA asset who died in December, 2001. “Usama bin Laden has died a peaceful death due to an untreated lung complication, the Pakistan Observer reported, citing a Taliban leader who allegedly attended the funeral of the Al Qaeda leader,” Fox News reported on December 26, 2001. “Bin Laden, according to the source, was suffering from a serious lung complication and succumbed to the disease in mid-December, in the vicinity of the Tora Bora mountains. The source claimed that bin Laden was laid to rest honorably in his last abode and his grave was made as per his Wahabi belief.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

If ignorance of the facts were actually painful, perhaps we would get fewer gushers of drivel like that US taxpayers received from Senator Menendez in this encounter with the corporate media.

You have to shake your head and ask yourself, what on earth could have prompted Menendez to make that statement, in light of the fact this guy has to know Bin Laden is dead?!?

Nov 28 10:23

global warming alarmism, climatologist tim ball debunks man made Co2 myths



Nov 28 10:21

Israel Denies Using Weapons Containing Uranium Components on Gaza

So let's just look at these three photographs - one from Iraq, one from Afghanistan and now one from Gaza. You can see very clearly that they all show terrible defects that follow the same path, all of which are victims of uranium based weapons. Some of the other photographs I have viewed are far more grotesque and therefore I will restrict them to these three only. The first one on the left is from Iraq; the one in the middle is from Afghanistan and finally the one on the right from Gaza. The same situation is now repeating itself in Pakistan and India both of which are downwind of the current conflict in Afghanistan and Northern Pakistan. I am sure that given enough time we will get even more photographs from many other locations.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Warning: heartrendingly terrible pictures, but I urge you not to turn away from them; because folks, the outcomes of these pregnancies demonstrate your tax dollars at work.

The use of weaponized DU should be banned internationally, right the heck now, period, end of discussion.

Nov 28 10:13

NATO allies may commit 6,000 troops for Afghan war

NATO governments may increase their fighting forces in Afghanistan by up to 6,000 soldiers in response to President Barack Obama's expected call for tens of thousands of additional U.S. service members, diplomats said Friday.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

6,000 NATO troops is just a tad more than half of what Obama and his generals requested. He was looking at getting at least 10,000.

What NATO has provided, in terms of troop commitment, is just a token amount, which was predicted here as the outcome of Obama's plea for more NATO troops.

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Nov 28 10:06

Settlers storm Palestinian village, attempt to set fire to home

Fifteen Israeli settlers from the Yitzhar colony near Nablus attempted to set fire to a home in the village of Burin, Palestinian sources said Saturday.

Nov 28 10:06

We’ll Win this Time. If Only ( . . . )

A week after Newsweek invoked the relevance of Vietnam for today's military strategists, Nicholas Kulish recalled in a piece for The New York Times that U.S. soldiers returning from Vietnam "faced epithets from protesters." Kulish doesn't specify the epithets but we know from other accounts that "baby killer" is said to be among them, and that the radicals hurling those hurtful words sometimes spat on the veterans-or so the stories go. Headlined "No Parade for Hans," Kulish couches his reprise of post-Vietnam America as a cautionary tale for Germans who he says are responding with indifference to their soldiers back from the middle east but the message for American readers even thinking about opposing a surge in Afghanistan is clear: don't.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

What is a true betrayal of our troops is putting them in harm's way when there are other ways of obtaining the desired geopolitical outcome rather than with brute military force.

Right now, I would like to remind the corporate media drones who spew this kind of drivel, that as late as August of 2001, the Bush administration was negotiating with the Taliban about the cost of the installation of pipelines, but thought the price too expensive.

That unholy trinity of Cheney, Bush, and Rumsfeld then decided that an invasion and occupation was going to be "cheaper".

So the American people were "softened up" by every conceivable media lie to prepare them for a war against Afghanistan, and the installation of a corrupt dictator who would do what the US wanted.

And our brave young men and women who would fight, die, and get maimed for live from this colossal military misadventure?

They were, and continue to be, expendable in this "sacrifice" ultimately for profit. Just ask any Vet, desperate for treatment of conditions they got from their participation in this gruesome exercise, only to be denied treatment, or have their benefits cut or eliminated by a technicality.

Notice that while the US is on a rampage, militarily, to get resources they want, Russia and China are cutting deals for the energy they need.

The best way of supporting our military is by using our power as citizens of a country with a right to free speech, to let every Congressional representative, every commander of the Pentagon, and White House official that you know this country was lied into the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.

We understand this, and there is absolutely no doubt.

And that these people are never, ever to put our military personnel in harm's way unless it is absolutely necessary.

They should never be used, ever again, as instruments of American corporate profit, period, end of discussion.

That is how we support our men and women in uniform; along with making this government understand that we want every one of our returning Vets get precisely the same kind of care that "Dead-eye" Dick Cheney gets.

Nov 28 10:04

CLIMATEGATE - When the Press Favors Secrecy

Here's a dirty little secret about The New York Times: It likes to leak things. Important things. Things that change the course of the public conversation. From the Pentagon Papers to the ruined terrorist-surveillance programs of the Bush era, the Times has routinely found that secrecy is a danger and sunlight is a disinfectant.

Until now. A troublesome hacker recently released e-mails going to and from the Climate Research Unit at the University of East Anglia in Britain, e-mails that exposed how the "scientific experts" cited so often by the media on global warming are guilty of crude political talk, attempts at censoring opponents and twisting scientific data to support their policy agenda.

Nov 28 10:03

Hundreds of icebergs drifting toward New Zealand

More than 100, possibly hundreds, of Antarctic icebergs are floating toward New Zealand, prompting a maritime alert to ships in the south Pacific Ocean.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And it's the start of SUMMER down there!



Lockerdome
Nov 28 10:01

Phil Jones has collected a staggering $22.6 million in grants

"So far, the most interesting file I found in the "documents" directory is pdj_grant_since1990.xls which shows that since 1990, Phil Jones has collected a staggering 13.7 million British pounds ($22.6 million) in grants.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The real criminal mastermind of Climategate is whoever signed those grant checks!

Nov 28 09:52

CLIMATEGATE - Alumni Letters Coming to Penn State Calling for Ouster of Michael Mann

I have read most of the emails and have found a good number of them to be very disturbing due to the participation of Dr. Michael Mann of Penn State’s Earth System Science Center. Based on the content of the emails, Dr. Mann, whose scientific methodologies have already been discredited with respect to his “hockey stick” temperature graph, seems to have been involved in an ongoing pattern of data manipulation, intimidation of scientific journal editors, constraint of the peer review process, and attempted avoidance of compliance with the Freedom of Information Act. As a Penn State meteorologist who has been active in the public discussion of climate change for more than ten years, I can attest to the fact that Dr.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Ouster" my ASCII!

CLIMATEGATE is not a mere scandal; it is a crime against humanity. The purpose of this fraud was to truck all of mankind into acceptance of a global government and a global tax; a tax levied not for the benefit of the taxed but for the oligarchs running the global government.

CLIMATEGATE's purpose was enslavement of all humanity to the New World Order.

CLIMATEGATE's purpose was confiscation of our wealth under false pretenses.

CLIMATEGATE's purpose was global; an offence against every freedom-loging human being in existence.

"Ouster" does not even come close to an appropriate punishment for these super-criminals.

They should be put up against a wall and shot.

Twice!

Where it hurts real bad!!!

:)

Nov 28 09:46

Climategate: the whitewash begins

Here’s the (so far unconfirmed) story:

1) Lord Rees (Royal Society) to be asked by UEA to investigate CRU leak.

2) Foreign Office and government leaning heavily on UEA to keep a lid on everything lest it destabilises Copenhagen.

3) CRU asked to prepare data for a pre-emptive release in past couple of days but trouble reconciling issues between data bases has stopped this.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"We found a section of the temperature data showing a steep increase. Unfortunately, the actual raw data seems to have been copied from Bernie Madoff's bank balance from 2008."

Nov 28 09:44

Climategate protester pwn3d CBC on live TV

Webmaster's Commentary: 

WELL DONE!!!!!



Nov 28 09:41

US Government sues banksters: Fraud on student loans. Vampire banks feed on near-children

Banksters took a hit through disclosure of court documents of US lawsuit for $280 million for fraud to college students through student loan disinformation. JP Morgan, Citigroup and Nelnet are the defendants in the lawsuit.

Banksters have sucked trillions through direct transfer of American taxpayer money to their pockets. This suit is heartening and I hope shows true law enforcement for the public good. However, the larger context is that our political “leaders” of both parties facilitate ongoing fraud as the banksters’ pimps while heartlessly ignoring Americans’ unemployment and poverty and reneging on their promise of funding the end of poverty with only 0.7% of GNI.

Nov 28 09:41

Rigging a Climate 'Consensus'

The climatologists at the center of the leaked email and document scandal have taken the line that it is all much ado about nothing. Yes, the wording of their messages was unfortunate, but they insist this in no way undermines the underlying science. They're ignoring the damage they've done to public confidence in the arbiters of climate science.

Nov 28 09:40

Inhofe Says Cap and Trade Climate Proposal is Dead

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Thank goodness; it's suffered long enough! :)

Nov 28 09:39

Scientists Square Off In Heated ClimateGate Debate

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Professional (well paid) witch hunter insists there really are witches in the world!



Nov 28 09:38

Obama headed to the climate summit

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Okay, Al; I'm invested in your Global Warming Futures, most of Congress and media CEOs and invested in your Global Warming Futures. Now what? There is a huge amount of money on the line here! Our deal was that if you conceded in Florida and let George be President that we would back your global warming scam. We got you that Academy Award for that stupid film. We even got you the @#%ing Peace Prize! Now you gotta deliver! If we can't shove this cap and trade legislation down the taxpayers' throats real soon, our personal bank accounts will make Iceland's collapse seem like losing your bus fare down a storm drain in comparison!!!"

Nov 28 09:35

Israel Greets Start of Settlement ‘Freeze’ With New Construction

Likely adding fuel to Palestinian claims that the Israeli government’s promise of a 10-month settlement construction freeze doesn’t amount to anything of the sort, Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak has approved new construction in the West Bank.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Imagine my complete (absence of) shock.

Nov 28 09:34

Pakistan PM: US Escalation in Afghanistan Will Destabilize Balochistan

Speaking just days before President Obama unveils a massive new escalation in neighboring Afghanistan, Pakistani Prime Minister Yousef Raza Gilani warned that he is increasingly concerned that the escalation could imperil Pakistan’s Balochistan Province.

The concern has been a topic of discussion since July, when the US launched an offensive in the Helmand River Valley. The US has dismissed the concerns about destabilizing Balochistan, insisting they were sure Pakistan could handle any consequences their war creates.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Memo to Pakistani Prime Minister Gilani: in case, sir, you and the others in the Pakistani civilian and military leadership have missed it, the very instability this new "surge" in Afghanistan will create is part of the desired outcome on the part of US and NATO.

The destabilization of Pakistan means that Russia will be hard-pressed to supply Iran with weapons or material by land, should there be a US/Israeli led military strike against Iran.

The destabilization of Pakistan also gives the US the perfect excuse to "save a nuclear-armed Pakistan from itself".

Nov 28 09:33

Scientist in climate change 'cover-up' storm told to quit Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1230635/Scientist-climate-change-cover-storm-told-quit.html#ixzz0YAlJj1PB

The scientist at the heart of the climate change scandal was under growing pressure to quit last night.

George Monbiot, a leading environmentalist, said Phil Jones should resign from the Climatic Research Unit over leaked emails that appear to show researchers suppressed scientific data.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1230635/Scientist-climate-chan...

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Saint Al of the Gore says we need a scapegoat to save the global government thing, and we all decided that you get to be the public whipping boy!"



Nov 28 09:31

Climategate: ‘There Was Proof of Fraud All Along’

Nothing about the revelations surprises me. I have maintained email correspondence with most of these scientists for many years, and I know several personally. I long ago realized that they were faking the whole exercise.

When you enter into a debate with any of them, they always stop cold when you ask an awkward question. This applies even when you write to a government department or a member of Parliament. I and many of my friends have grown accustomed to our failure to publish and to lecture, and to the rejection of our comments submitted prior to every IPCC report.

But only recently did I realize that I had evidence of their fraud in my possession almost from the birth of my interest in the subject.

Nov 28 09:25

EVER WONDER WHY NO ONE LIKES THE JEWS?

Father Samuel Aghoyan, a senior Armenian Orthodox cleric in Jerusalem’s Old City, says he’s been spat at by young haredi and national Orthodox Jews “about 15 to 20 times” in the past decade. The last time it happened, he said, was earlier this month. “I was walking back from the Church of the Holy Sepulchre and I saw this boy in a yarmulke and ritual fringes coming back from the Western Wall, and he spat at me two or three times.”

Nov 28 09:24

ANOTHER NAIL IN SOCIALISM’S COFFIN

What’s wrong with the following paragraph?
“We .. are on the side of the Palestinian people’s memorable struggle … against the genocidal state of Israel that knocks down, kills and aims to terminate the Palestinian people,” Chavez told visiting Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.

Visiting Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas???????

Chavez might as well have spoken with Israel’s Prime Minister Netanyahu….. both have been working together to terminate the Palestinian people.

Nov 28 09:24

(P P P) PALESTINIAN PERPETUAL PREDICAMENT

Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas is expected to formally announce the postponement of Palestinian general elections until further notice.

One PA official close to Abbas was quoted this week as saying that Abbas had no choice but to delay the polls. “The president has reached the conclusion that it is impossible to hold elections without the Gaza Strip. We are also not sure if Israel would allow the people of Jerusalem to participate in the elections.”



Nov 28 09:21

Latest U.N. censure of Iran may start more confrontational phase

The resounding censure of Iran on Friday by the board of the International Atomic Energy Agency, the U.N. nuclear watchdog, signals the start of a potentially more confrontational phase in the Obama administration's dealings with the Islamic republic, including the prospect of strengthened U.S.-led efforts to cut off Iran's economic links to the world.

The 35-nation board approved by 25 to 3 a resolution rebuking Iran for its continued defiance of U.N. resolutions that demand a halt to uranium enrichment and other activities U.S. officials think are aimed at developing nuclear weapons. The declaration is particularly critical of Iran's secret construction of a second enrichment plant inside mountain bunkers near the ancient city of Qom, southwest of Tehran.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This situation seems to be following the horrendously predictable course we saw with Iraq.

It appears that China, which needs Iran's oil, has gone along with this, because they have been told that unless there is some positive cooperation from Iran, Israel will start a military campaign against it, putting China's oil needs in jeopardy.

Sanctions will only hurt the Iranian people; not the leadership of this country.

If the sanctions don't work then what?!? A blockade of the Gulf, which the Iranians will (rightly) interpret as an act of war?

And unfortunately, in Washington, there are many people in the halls of power who see another major war as the only way out of the mess into which this Government has dug itself.

But there's one, big, fat, hairy problem here (among many others): the US has lost almost all of its manufacturing infrastructure. You can start a war without that, but you cannot sustain it.

Nov 28 09:18

Woman's leg amputated by mistake following false cancer diagnosis

Word to the wise: Be careful of what doctors tell you to cut off following a cancer diagnosis. Submitting to cancer surgery can cost you an arm... or a leg.

Increasingly, cancer surgeons are recommending that woman have their healthy breasts surgically removed as a way to prevent cancer -- even when those women have no cancer! But recently, an even more bizarre story surfaced: According to a BBC report (http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/...), a UK woman had her leg amputated by a cancer surgeon who claimed her leg showed signs of a malignant cancer tumor. She naively agreed to undergo the surgery and awoke with quite a shock: Not only was her leg missing, but the doctor told her she never had cancer in the first place.

Nov 28 09:08

US food charities overwhelmed by demand

As the holiday season begins, charities across the US are reporting unprecedented demand for food assistance. Driving the increased demand is the unemployment crisis, the charities say. They also cite state budget cuts, the foreclosure crisis, and the ineffectiveness of the federal-state food stamp program, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And how much taxpayer money got sent to Israel this year?

How much got spent on Afghanistan?

How much got spent on Iraq?

Nov 28 09:05

Lord Mandelson faces probe over his 'favours' to oligarch

Lord Mandelson is facing a fresh inquiry into accusations that he did 'improper' favours for his Russian billionaire friend, Oleg Deripaska.

A German MEP has demanded that the European Commission investigate what she claims is the Business Secretary's 'conflict of interest' when he twice lowered aluminium tariffs during his time as Brussels Trade Commissioner.



Owl 2
Nov 28 09:03

Who’s Afraid of Sibel Edmonds?

Grossman became a person of interest early on in the investigative file while he was the U.S. ambassador to Turkey [1994-97], when he became personally involved with operatives both from the Turkish government and from suspected criminal groups. He also had suspicious contact with a number of official and non-official Israelis. Grossman was removed from Turkey short of tour during a scandal referred to as “Susurluk” by the media. It involved a number of high-level criminals as well as senior army and intelligence officers with whom he had been in contact.

Nov 28 09:03

Afghan teenagers claim abuse at a US prison

The two Afghans said they were beaten by American guards, photographed naked and deprived of sleep during their detention at Bagram airbase.

According to the article, the two teenagers, Issa Mohammad, 17, and Abdul Rashid, (who claimed to be under the age of 16), said they were punched and slapped in the face by American guards during their incarceration.

Obama had promised to put an end to the harsh interrogation methods previously authorized by the Bush administration.

Defense Department spokesman Lt. Col. Mark Wright said all prisoners in Afghanistan are treated "humanely" and in accordance with the Geneva Conventions and US law.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Memo to DoD Spokesman LT. Col. Mark Wright: Beating kids, slapping them, photographing them naked, and depriving them of sleep to get a confession to a pre-determined outcome is not sanctioned by the Geneva Accords.

You might want to re-acquaint yourself with this document; it appears you have had selective amnesia here about what is allowed, and not allowed, in the questioning of prisoners of war.

And, as Shakespeare said, "Ey, there's the rub!"

First, the US has for all practical intents and purposes, removed itself from the Geneva Conventions by the legitimization of torture against prisoners of war.

Second, our politicians should put a cork in their mouths before they bloviate about the US respect for law, dignity, and democracy. When you, as representatives of this country, only observe those values in the breach, which is what you have done by not standing against the legitimization of torture, the world knows precisely what maniacal hypocrites you are.

And third, when the US tortures to get a confession, it gives other countries' leadership carte blanche to do precisely the same to our captured soldiers and civilians.

I would strongly suggest that Lt. Col. Wright chew on that last one for a while.

Nov 28 08:58

Congressmen Denouncing U.N. Inquiry Receive Handsome Donations from Pro-Israel Lobby

In voting for the measure, the House dismissed the Goldstone report as “irredeemably biased and unworthy of further consideration or legitimacy.” It also called on the Obama administration to “strongly and unequivocally oppose” discussion of the report’s findings in any international setting.

The resolution passed 344-46.

The members of the House who voted in favor of the resolution have received $51,260 more on average from pro-Israel organizations ($81,020 versus $29,770) since 1989 than those who opposed it, the nonpartisan Center for Responsive Politics has found.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The finest Congress money can buy!

Too bad the American people are outbid!

Nov 28 08:47

China Losses Inevitable as Dollar Weakens, Ex-PBOC Adviser Says

China’s foreign-exchange reserves face a “triple whammy” as inflation, oversupply and the “inevitable” decline of the dollar threaten to erode the value of its holdings of U.S. Treasuries, said Yu Yongding, a former adviser to the Chinese central bank.

China needs to divert its trade and investment surpluses away from U.S. debt if it is unable to reduce them, Yu, a member of the central bank’s monetary policy committee from 2004 to 2006, said in a speech in Melbourne last night. The nation, with the world’s largest foreign-exchange reserves of $2.3 trillion, is the U.S.’s biggest creditor, holding $798.9 billion of Treasuries as of September.



Nov 28 08:46

Lawyers target thousands of 'illegal' file-sharers

Around 15,000 suspected pirates may soon get legal letters accusing them of illegally sharing movies and games.

ACS:Law plans to send notes to the accused in the new year offering a chance to settle out of court for "several hundreds of pounds".

A lawyer who has defended people who have received similar letters described it as a "scattergun approach" that would catch "innocent people".

ACS:Law said it was "unaware" of anyone who had been wrongly sent a letter.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

A big thanks a whole fucking lot to the music/video pirates out there.

Meanwhile, if you are an INNOCENT victim of this latest extortion scheme, click HERE

Nov 28 08:43

Inquiry uncovers 80 new cases of child abuse by Catholic priests

Eighty files are to be sent to the Republic's Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) by a garda team investigating fresh complaints of clerical child abuse.

The complaints were made after publication in May of the Ryan report, which detailed horrific physical and sexual abuse perpetrated by members of religious orders.

The revelation comes as gardai turn their attention to investigating priests in the Dublin Archdiocese who are the subject of the Murphy report, which was published this week.

Bishops who served in the Dublin Archdiocese while children were being sexually abused were desperately resisting calls for their resignations last night.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Doesn't the Bible say something about live by the sword, die by the sword, or an eye for an eye kinda thing?

Well, given the history of the Holy Inquisition, maybe it's time to give these child molesters a good old fashioned flogging followed by a traditional burning at the stake!

After all, the Catholics thought that was appropriate for my ancestors for the far lesser crime of refusing to believe as they were told to! (A family trait, if you had not noticed)

:P

Nov 28 08:43

Afghan war debate: How to pay for it?

Several powerful House committee chairmen are proposing a surtax on Americans to pay future war costs. The idea is unlikely to pass, but it illustrates the fiscal anxieties Obama will face if he asks Congress to write another big-ticket item into the budget -- especially for an increasingly unpopular war.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

If any of the knuckleheads in Congress are actually listening to their constituents (not just the ones with the money which gets them re-elected year after year), they will understand fully that the response of their constituents will be a united "Hell, no!" to more new taxes.

If they continue to ignore their constituents, there will be no more congressional incumbents re-elected, period, end of discussion.

But I do have an alternative suggestion.

Thinking people understand that the war in Afghanistan was to have two outcomes. The first was to install the pipelines with which to control Eurasian oil. The second was to control the drug trade, from which so many profit so handsomely.

Neither outcome had a damned thing to do with keeping We the People "safe from terrorists", and everything to do with profit.

So I suggest that those oil companies which will benefit from the pipeline installations in Afghanistan should pay for the costs of this war; it's just that simple. It's really their war, and not ours.

Nov 28 08:39

How the Bank of England made £62bn 'disappear'

No, the reason I was surprised is that it ought not to be so easy to hide such an enormous loan from the general public. This was not merely my conclusion: the Northern Rock episode (with the details of its emergency loan being leaked to the BBC) had convinced some in authority, and some in the Bank, that it was nigh on impossible to get away with a properly covert lender of last resort operation in the modern world, with 24 hour news, markets that are extremely sophisticated and a democracy that demands instant disclosure. How wrong we all were.



Nov 28 08:38

Off-duty cop who shot 21-year-old during brawl flees home

Neighbors said the officer, whom many of them have come to demonize, fled his home under the cover of darkness and with police escort about 2:30 a.m. Wednesday. The off-duty cop fatally shot William "Billy" Panas Jr., 21, during a Saturday night brawl outside Tepper's home. Panas was unarmed. The incident involved some of Tepper's family members, police confirmed.

Nov 28 08:38

Time to Stick the Knife In

For the sake of your fellow men (and women), l kindly request that economists -- Nobel prize winners or otherwise -- keep their ignorance about financial markets (and whatever other ivory tower nonsense about how the world works they've acquired through the years) to themselves.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"If you took all the economists in the world and laid them end to end, they'd still point in different directions!" -- Harry S. Truman

Nov 28 08:35

Dubai debt woes may hit US property market

“This downturn has had more of a global impact,” said Tony Ciochetti, chairman of Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Center for Real Estate in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

“Dubai may have to unload some very prestigious properties at distressed prices and this will drive the price of all commercial real estate lower,” wrote Richard Bove, a banking analyst at Rochdale Securities in Lutz, Florida.

In the United States, Dubai World’s portfolio includes several well-known properties, and the fallout could have a larger impact on the entire real estate market.

Nov 28 08:35

Obama embarrassed by Russians BIG snub

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I'll bet you didn't see this on ABCNNBBCBS! But then again, ABCNNBBCBS is still trying to convince you that global warming is real and all your fault!



Owl 3
Nov 28 08:34

Three Trillion Dollars The Hidden Cost of War

In 2003 Donald Rumsfeld estimated a war with Iraq would cost $60 billion. Five years later, the cost of Iraq war operations is over 10 times that figure. So what's behind the ballooning dollar signs? Joseph E. Stiglitz and Linda J. Bilme's exhaustedly researched book, "The Three Trillion Dollar War: The True Cost of the Iraq Conflict," breaks down the price tag, from current debts to the unseen costs we'll pay for years to come.

Nov 28 08:30

Tax Court Awards $323k in Attorneys' Fees to Two Kersting Tax Shelter Investors Because of IRS Misconduct

The Tax Court on Wednesday awarded $322,693 in attorneys' fees (after a 33.3% reduction for "overlawyering") and $15,290 in expenses under § 6673(a)(2)(B)to two Kersting tax shelter investors (Kersting v. Commissioner, T.C. Memo. 1999-197 (June 17, 1999)) for expenses incurred during the remand proceedings stemming from IRS misconduct.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Now did those IRS agents have to pay that $322,693, or did other taxpayers get stuck for that?

Nov 28 08:25

Hungry polar bears eat young due to shrinking sea ice

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"No, really, they do!" -- The Goracle

Nov 28 08:22

Russia 'will' deliver S-300 to Iran in 2 months

Russia has ensured that it will honor a deal providing Iran with the S-300 sophisticated anti-aircraft system, Tehran's envoy to Moscow says.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

If true, this would be a real game-changer for any possible Israeli-led attack against Iran.

If they're going to do such an attack, it has to be before this anti-aircraft system arrives in Iran.



Taboola
Nov 28 08:20

Top Iran lawmaker: We could leave the NPT

Iran's parliament may consider withdrawing the country from the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty in response to a resolution by the United Nations nuclear watchdog censuring Tehran over its nuclear program, a hardline lawmaker said Saturday.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is a bad PR move, but I can see Iran's point of view. Israel refuses to sign the NNPT, the US refuses to abide by the NNPT, and the UN refuses to enforce the NNPT.

Nov 28 08:19

Audit would hurt US economic prospects, says Bernanke

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said yesterday congressional proposals to audit the Fed and strip it of regulatory powers as part of post-crisis reforms could damage prospects for economic and financial health in the future.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Whose economic prospects would they damage?

Those of We the People, or those who hold positions of power within the Federal Reserve?

Folks, you don't have to be Fellini to figure this out.

Nov 28 08:17

Tourism Min. pledges to keep developing West Bank sites, despite freeze

Tourism Minister Stas Misezhnikov (Yisrael Beitenu) said Saturday that despite the cabinet's decision to temporarily freeze settlement construction, his ministry would continue to develop tourist sites in the West Bank.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"It really IS a freeze; trust us! Just not here. Or here. Or over there. And that section. And that big chunk over there. Everything west of this line, of course."

Nov 28 08:17

The Recession Is Over, Welcome Back To The Depression!

One turkey turns to the other.....

Nov 28 08:16

Climategate e-mails sweep America, may scuttle Barack Obama's Cap and Trade laws

Just a few considerations in addition to previous remarks about the explosion of the East Anglia Climategate e-mails in America. The reaction is growing exponentially there. Fox News, Barack Obama’s Nemesis, is now on the case, trampling all over Al Gore’s organic vegetable patch and breaking the White House windows. It has extracted some of the juiciest quotes from the e-mails and displayed them on-screen, with commentaries. Joe Public, coast-to-coast, now knows, thanks to the clowns at East Anglia’s CRU, just how royally he has been screwed.

Nov 28 08:16

CLIMATEGATE - Denmark approves new police powers ahead of Copenhagen

The Danish parliament today passed legislation which will give police sweeping powers of "pre-emptive" arrest and extend custodial sentences for acts of civil disobedience.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Translation: The globalists are terrified of riots by people angry that anthropogenic global warming is a total fraud intended to trick them out of their money and freedom. So they are going to lock up the potential organizers before the TV cameras can see them.

Of course, a spontaneous and UNorganized riot will be difficult to stop, and if the TV cameras see the tear gas and tasers, then it becomes obvious we are dealing with a global dictatorship trying to come into existence.

Nov 28 08:11

The Gasification of Indiana

When the Indiana Gasification plant was first proposed for Rockport by the Daniels administration in November 2006, the price of natural gas was on the rise at around $9/mmbtu. Suddenly taking coal's hydrocarbons and converting them to usable "syngas" seemed to make sense, at least until you got to the details.

That is presumably why the legislature passed a law telling the state's gas utilities that they had to negotiate thirty year contracts with Indiana Gasification on a "take or pay" basis that forced Indiana ratepayers to use syngas no matter what the cost.

Nov 28 08:11

Food Banks Report Surge in First Timers

A surge in first time visitors has contributed to the greatest demand in years at food banks nationwide, according to Feeding America, a Chicago-based national food bank association. Many of the first timers were middle class but lost jobs or had their wages cut.

"They were doing pretty well," said Ross Fraser of Feeding America. "They've completely had the rug pulled out from under them."

A surge in first time visitors has contributed to the greatest demand in years at food banks nationwide, according to Feeding America, a Chicago-based national food bank association. Many of the first timers were middle class but lost jobs or had their wages cut.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

With conditions like this, please don't tell me that the economy has actually turned around, except for the folks at Goldman Sachs!

Nov 28 08:07

Secession and the State Militia

Today I'm going to tread ground upon which many fear to tread by discussing the first two phrases of the Second Amendment.

n/a
Nov 28 08:00

The Plague of Self Delusion

Nov 28 07:53

Wear Your Dog Tags

It's time to stop cooperating in our own enslavement!

Nov 28 07:47

JFK and the Unspeakable: Why He Died and Why It Matters

The gang that killed our last legitimate President is the same gang that has given us the mess we are now in and everything bad that has happened to our country of an evil nature can be laid at the foot of this traitorous scum!

Nov 28 07:37

Benjamin Fulford on Rense - November 27 2009 on Climate Gate, Dubai

PArt 2: http://eclipptv.com/viewVideo.php?video_id=8566

Ben returns once again, with a positive outlook on the situation in Dubai, the world economy, the release of free energy and more

Nov 28 07:12

Hugo the Great

Ok, I will admit it; Hugo Chavez just cracks me up. There are several world leaders that the controlled mass media hates. Some of them, I can actually respect. I can fondly remember Chavez calling Boy George Bush the devil, or el Diablo, at the United Nations several years back. He had called him many other things too, including a drunk and mass murderer. He has also said “I hereby accuse the North American empire of being the biggest menace to our planet.”...

Nov 28 07:04

The Islamophobe quartet of the USA

Paul J. Balles turns the spotlight on four prominent American Islamophobes and argues that the acts they use to justify their statements "are no more related to the teachings of Islam than the paedophilia of a few priests is connected with Catholicism or the acts committed by Rabbi Meir Kahane of the Anti-Defamation League related to Judaism”.

n/a
Nov 28 05:52

Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. on How News Media Fails U

Robert F. Kennedy Junior talks about media consolidation and how this has impacted investigative journalists efforts to expose the truth about what is happening.

Nov 28 04:57

Remember the Anthrax attack?

I've written many times before about how the anthrax attack played at least as large of a role as the 9/11 attack itself, if not larger, in creating the general climate of fear that prevailed for years in the U.S. and specifically how the anthrax episode was exploited by leading media and political figures to gin up intense hostility towards Iraq (a few others have argued the same). That's why it's so striking how we've collectively flushed this terrorist attack down the memory hole as though it doesn't exist. When Dana Perino boasted this week on Fox News that "we did not have a terrorist attack on our country during President Bush’s term," most of the resulting derision focused on the 9/11 attack while ignoring -- as always -- the anthrax attack.

Nov 28 03:42

Climategate: the whitewash begins

Breaking news from the splendid Bishop Hill. It seems the AGW establishment has launched an urgent damage limitation exercise in order to whitewash the Climategate scandal in time for Copenhagen.

Here’s the (so far unconfirmed) story:

November 27, 2009

Nov 27 23:57

A few thoughts on Climategate.

A second thing one learns from working as a research scientist is that people in research labs resemble people in other workplaces. Petty fiefdoms exist. People stab one another in the back. Some people do better work than others. People will have different levels of respect for the work of other researchers. Some people rise to the top through doing good work. Others rise to the top through playing good politics (good researchers generally hate such people, but they none the less manage it). People at opposite ends of the corridor hate one another. If one is going to work in a particular team, one must work within the culture and beliefs of that team. In one's work, you often have to start with whatever the person before you left behind.

Nov 27 23:53

CLIMATEGATE - Al Gore's Inconvenient Truth sequel stresses spiritual argument on climate

In his latest book, Our Choice: A Plan to Solve the Climate Crisis, the man who won a Nobel prize in 2007 for his touring slideshow on disappearing polar ice and other consequences of climate change, concludes: "Simply laying out the facts won't work."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"We need a good lie to scare the crap out of those idiots!"

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