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Oct 09 13:38

Zionist settlers damage olive trees using chemicals

Zionist settlers destroyed tens of fruitful olive trees in Al-Mughir town, northeast of Ramallah, on Friday after spraying them with a chemical material.

Local sources said that the settlers spoiled 55 olive trees using a white chemical material unknown to locals, adding that the material dries the trees and slowly kills them.

Oct 09 13:37

Nancy Pelosi says food stamps and unemployment insurance will grow US economy

Nancy Pelosi says that food stamps and unemployment insurance will grow the US economy and lift it from the recession that Barack Obama has helped to worsen.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Technically, Pelosi is correct as long as you remember that under the Federal Reserve System, to "grow" the economy means to plunge the nation deeper into debt.



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Oct 09 13:36

U.S. Won’t Recover Lost Jobs Until March 2020 At Current Pace

The U.S. economy lost 95,000 jobs in September, far worse than expectations for no change in employment. More Census-related temp jobs ended, as expected, but state and local governments slashed staff far more than predicted.

So far in 2010, the U.S. has added just 613,000 jobs — for a monthly average of 68,111.

Employment bottomed in December 2009 at 129.588 million — two years after peaking at 137.951 million. At this year’s pace, the U.S. won’t recoup all those 8.36 million lost jobs* until March 2020 — 147 months after the December 2007 high.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

What makes me very nervous about these numbers is the reality that, historically, the US has gotten out of depressions through war.

One has to wonder, with so many designated "flash points" around the world, against whom the next war will be initiated by this country in the attempt to get it out of its economic situation, and what the ultimate repercussions of such a war will be.

Oct 09 13:36

George Galloway Returns To Canada

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article26546.htm

Anti-war activist and former British MP George Galloway arrived in Canada to a throng of supporters waiting to greet him at the Toronto Pearson International Airport. Eighteen months ago, Galloway was refused entry and deemed a security threat.

[In the video he has a dig at Bibi, and his Zionist supporters, who've damaged the reputation of Canada.]

Oct 09 13:23

Fears of Military Coup Surface in Iraq – Sources

The Iraqi official, who spoke to Asharq Al-Awsat on the condition of anonymity, said that "we are not ruling out a military coup taking place especially as the political history of Iraq is full of military coups, and in light of the decision of the commander-in-chief of the Iraqi armed forces, Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, to surround Baghdad with military forces…and to exclude other leaders from positions of direct responsibility of the movements of the army, as well as the arrest of senior officers in Baghdad, Mosul, Diyali, Tikrit. This gives rise to fears of a military coup in the event of al-Maliki not being able to remain as prime minister."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So, the "democracy" the US brought to Iraq may be heading toward.... a military coup?!?

Oct 09 13:13

Report: North Korea moving toward nuclear weapons

North Korea may be moving ahead with a program to enrich uranium to make nuclear weapons, according to a report Friday by the Institute for Science and International Security.

Pyongyang has moved beyond laboratory-scale work and is now capable of building a "at the very least, a pilot-scale" plant of centrifuges to enrich uranium, said the report based partly on information about North Korea's equipment purchases from other nations.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Considering the object lesson the US gave the world with their invasion and occupation of Iraq, which did not have a nuclear deterrent, (contrary to the pack of lies the American people were fed at the time), one can hardly blame North Korea for moving ahead here, if this story is true.


Oct 09 13:09

Iraqis on edge as rocket attacks intensify

Sunni and Shi'ite insurgents are reviving the tactic of firing rockets at Baghdad's fortified Green Zone, unsettling the Iraqi capital's residents and adding to a sense that security is eroding as U.S. troops withdraw.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

One has to wonder if these attacks are not premeditated to "encourage" the Iraqi government (as soon as it can be formed) to beg the US to never leave.

Oct 09 13:06

The Karzai Family Fortune, Courtesy of U.S. Taxpayers

The average Afghan — and, indeed, the average American — may be deriving very little benefit from the United States’ continued occupation of Afghanistan and the billions of U.S. taxpayer dollars that continue to be poured into that country, but in both countries the well-connected make out quite handsomely. In Afghanistan, the key to prosperity and power, it seems, is having the surname of Karzai, as in President Hamid Karzai.

“In recent years,” the New York Times’ James Risen reports, “dozens of Karzai family members and close allies have taken government jobs, pursued business interests or worked as contractors to the United States government, allowing them to shape policy or financially benefit from it.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Your tax dollars at work, folks.

And apparently, there is absolutely zero Congressional oversight as to how the money for these projects get spent.

Oct 09 13:01

Afghanistan: War without end

There is a clear and pressing need to end the monumental folly of prosecuting a war in Afghanistan.

The war could continue simply because its momentum is now unstoppable.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And who actually wins, in this war without end?

Not the citizens of the US or NATO countries; indeed, we are collectively less safe than we were before the war against Afghanistan was initiated.

It is not the Afghan people, desperately poor, and dealing with a dysfunctional, corrupt government, the members of which are so crooked they have to screw their socks on in the morning.

From the inception of this war to the present, the only people "winning" have been the huge defense contractors which provide hired mercenaries, supplies, and logistics, and the drug dealers.

That is an ugly, and dismal, assessment, considering all the blood and money spent here; but it is the truth.

Oct 09 12:47

ISRAELI SOLDIERS ~~ THE BOLD AND THE UGLY

he tried to stay close to the wall, and another soldier arrived with a bottle of wine, and offered her a drink. When she refused, but he continued to harass her, she said.


Oct 09 12:33

Israel's Wages WAR on YOUR MIND

Oct 09 12:21

Finance leaders fail to resolve currency dispute

WASHINGTON — Global finance leaders have failed to resolve deep differences that are threatening the outbreak of a full-blown currency war.

Various nations are seeking to devalue their currencies as a way to boost exports and jobs during hard economic times.

Oct 09 12:04

George Soros warns China of global 'currency war'

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/currency/8052729/George-Soros-warns...

George Soros has warned that a global “currency war” pitting China versus the rest of the world could lead to the collapse of the world economy.

Oct 09 11:44

Breakaway Economy: Rising powers seek split from States

As the world struggles with recession, there are fears that some countries could use their currencies as economic weapons.

Oct 09 11:32

Iran Acknowledges Espionage At Nuclear Facilities

TEHRAN - Iran revealed for the first time Saturday that some personnel at the country's nuclear facilities were lured by promises of money to pass secrets to the West, but said increased security and worker privileges have put a stop to the spying.

The stunning acknowledgment by Vice President Ali Akbar Salehi provides the clearest government confirmation that Iran has been fighting espionage at its nuclear facilities.

Oct 09 11:04

Ahava Boycott: London demo every two weeks - video

From 9 oct 2010

Oct 09 11:00

Ace Hardware is the Place... for Occupying Palestine

A chain of hardware stores, a franchisee of the American Ace Hardware chain. The chain owns a store in the Israeli settlement of Ma'ale Edomim in the West Bank.

The company is part of the Ace Auto Depot, which is controlled B. Gaon Holdings and by Shlomo Zavida.

Your local Ace Hardware store is part of the Israeli occupation of Palestine. Is there any business in America that isn't involved in the ethnic cleansing and the Zionist plan to make Palestinians 'disappear off the face of the Earth?'


Oct 09 10:54

America's War on Food Not Bombs

Co-founded in 1980 by Keith McHenry and other anti-nuclear activists in Cambridge MA, its autonomous, all volunteer groups advocate nonviolent social change. Among other activities, they recover edible, safe to eat food that would otherwise be discarded, using it to make "fresh hot vegan and vegetarian meals that are served in outside public spaces to anyone without restriction." They also serve it at protests, other events and in disaster areas, but not free from disruptive government harassment.

For example, San Francisco members have been arrested over 1,000 times for their activism against homelessness and other social injustices, intolerable in a major city in the world's richest country.

In the 1990s, Amnesty International took note....

Oct 09 10:52

TAG – CIA Runs Drugs, DEA is a Failed Agency

When in Austin Pete from Liberty Tour joined a few friends – John Bush, Heather Fazio, Gabe Bigger and Monica Mercado – associated with Texans for Accountable Government at the monthly Public Safety Commission meeting. This video footage details the conversation had during an agenda item on the Joint Juvenile Gang Taskforce.

As is seen, law enforcement personnel readily admit their inability to complete their missions related to drug prohibition. Fortunately, they were treated to some alternative, and more rights-respecting ideas.

Oct 09 10:32

FBI Sends Bomb-Sniffing Dogs To Peaceful Protest Against State Kidnapping of Newborn

Imagine the horror felt by Stephanie Janvrin and Johnathon Irish when their newborn baby was kidnapped just 16 hours after her birth. Apparently if a parent has an affiliation with the Oath Keepers it gives the the state the authority to take the child into custody.

This horror story has gone ultra viral and angered millions of people. About a dozen of those people showed up outside of the Concord Hospital to protest this clearly illegal act.

Oct 09 10:03

China Outraged by Dissident’s Nobel Peace Prize Win

China’s Ambassador met with Norwegian officials today to express his government’s outrage at the Nobel Peace Prize commission’s decision to award this year’s prize to Liu Xiaobo, a Chinese dissident who is currently in prison. Norway responded that its government doesn’t get to decide who wins the prize.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Memo to China's Ambassador to Norway: this award has already been completely debased and discredited by its having been awarded to such consummate warmongers like Kissinger and Obama.

That having been said, with the rapidly growing rise of a Chinese middle class, the Chinese government can well expect that there will be many more people who have differing views of how problems need to be resolved, and will be vocal in those opinions.

It is in how the Chinese government deals with the issue of dissent which will shape the future of the country, and the future of its position as an emerging world power.


Oct 09 10:01

Was a prominent Canadian journalist fired for suggesting PM Steven Harper is a Straussian?

Did Leo Strauss Get Rick Salutin Fired?

Rick Salutin, recently of the Globe and Mail, was easily one of that papers most sophisticated and erudite columnists. He wrote with authority and conviction on a wide range of subjects. He “stuck out” at the Globe and Mail as he was clearly identified as left leaning, but then good newspapers have a mandate to publish a cross section of opinion. With the departure of Salutin the Globe and Mail has big shoes to fill on its opinion page.

In one of his last columns(Stephen Harper- the last Straussian?, Sept.18th 2010) Salutin suggested the prime minister was a Straussian. If you are a prime minister who has spent his political capital and lusts after one last run at a majority government the last thing you want is to be outed as a Straussian.

Oct 09 10:00

Flotilla debate ratchets up: Norman Finkelstein and Daniel Pollak

Oct 09 09:58

ZIONISM IS THE ACCIDENT THAT ALREADY HAPPENED!

The children were evacuated to Moqassed Hospital in East Jerusalem. One child is lightly hurt while the other sustained injuries to his chest and his lower body and is currently in moderate condition.

Be’eri is a well-known right-wing activist and is the director of Elad, a nonprofit organization that runs the City of David in East Jerusalem and also works to settle Jews in the area.

Oct 09 09:57

11 YEAR OLD PALESTINIAN BOY TAKES ON THE ISRAELI MILITARY AND WINS! …. THANK YOU RICHARD GOLDSTONE

An Israeli military court this week found two soldiers guilty of using Majed as a human shield.


Oct 09 09:56

Couple: State took our baby

An Epsom couple says state social workers seized their newborn baby hours after her birth because of the father's affiliation with an organization that opposes government tyranny. State officials, however, cited domestic violence and child abuse allegations against the baby's father in taking her into state custody.

Oct 09 09:51

Pakistan decides to reopen major supply route for NATO forces

The Pakistani government on Saturday announced its decision to reopen the Khyber Pass border into Afghanistan for NATO supply convoys.

"After assessing the security situation in all its aspects, the government has decided to reopen the ... supply from the Pakistan-Afghanistan border at Torkham with immediate effect," the government said in a statement.

"Our relevant authorities are now in the process of coordinating with authorities on the other side of the border to ensure smooth resumption of the supply traffic."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

As reported today at:

http://original.antiwar.com/porter/2010/10/08/pakistans-convoy-halt-forces-us-to-reduce-tensions/

Pakistan’s Convoy Halt Forces US to Reduce Tensions

"By continuing its halt in NATO convoys headed for Afghanistan through the Torkham border crossing into a second week, Pakistan’s military leadership has brought an end to the unilateral attacks in Pakistan pushed by Gen. David Petraeus and forced Washington to make a new accommodation."

It appears, for the moment, that Pakistan won this one regarding the cessation of US drone attacks: we will see how long this holds.

Oct 09 09:47

'Israel is a Lunatic State' - Finkelstein on Gaza Flotilla Attack

Oct 09 09:46

Jewish girl tries to criticise Dr. Norman Finkelstein

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Norman Finklestein is scheduled to call into our radio show Monday!



Lockerdome
Oct 09 09:42

Israel threatens war with Lebanon

Oct 09 09:42

NATO Commander: New Europe Threat Justifies Afghan War

US Admiral James G. Stavridis, the current head of EUCOM who also holds the needlessly pompous title of NATO’s Supreme Allied Commander for Europe discussed the largely nebulous terror threat against Europe, insisting it justifies the ongoing war in Afghanistan.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Forgive me, but is this man absolutely barking mad?!?

What this war is and has always been about is potential private profit from a publicly funded war. The spoils were to have been from the installation of pipelines with which to control Eurasian oil, drug profits, defense contractors' profits, and profits from the huge mineral resources which abound here.

Nearly 10 years on, the profits being seen from this war have primarily gone to the defense contractors and drug dealers.

As reported at:

http://www.nationalpriorities.org/2009/1/11/Cost-of-war-tallies-through-FY2010

The cost of war in Afghanistan from 2001 to present is over three hundred fifty-three billion (with a B), and escalating rapidly.

The war has been of absolutely no benefit to the American people in terms of enhancing the security of this country, nor has it created any degree of stabilization in Afghanistan; in fact, it has done just the opposite.

People in Afghanistan and beyond don't "hate us because we are free": they hate us because, on a daily basis, they are seeing their wives, kids, friends, and loved ones being exterminated or maimed for life who are not in any way insurgents.

But what this approach has done (as it inevitably would) has been to push those left standing into the waiting embrace of the insurgents.

There is one classical definition of insanity, and that is repeating the same thing, again and again, and expecting a different outcome.

It appears that the White House, State Department, and Pentagon are in absolute lock step in doing this in their policies toward Afghanistan. They are locked in a militarily unwinnable situation, but don't know what to do, except to keep doing what has not worked for almost a decade.

Of course, for the DOD and Pentagon, perpetual war guarantees one thing: perpetual funding.

What this country needs is a Department of Peace, which would be tasked as to how to achieve geopolitical outcomes without resorting to war.

Of course, that would be logical.

Oct 09 09:41

Another frame-up starts to collapse.

James Cromitie, David Williams, Onta Williams and Laguerre Payen are on trial in federal court in Manhattan on charges of attempting to use weapons of mass destruction, conspiracy and other crimes. They are accused of engaging in a plot to detonate bombs outside a synagogue in the Riverdale section of the Bronx and to shoot down military planes with missiles last year.

They have denied wrongdoing and their lawyers have argued they were entrapped by a government informant.

Mark B. Gombiner, a lawyer for Onta Williams, said he was upset the document was in the jurors' notebooks because it was basically "a confession."

"I would like to say something about it," Mr. Gombiner said. "I don't know what to say, I'm a little discombobulated."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Looks like someone got caught trying to tamper with the jury to secure a conviction. Or alternatively, rather than risk an embarrassing acquittal, someone decided to force a mistrial.

Oct 09 09:34

Kings of the Short Run in the Land of Flaming Shit.

Sunday is10/10/10. The government and other professional liars have had something to say about the date. Everything the government and media say are lies, or the groundwork for lies to come. All of it is especially, sculpted soft stool from the Dairy Queen machinery of a banker’s ass. You’re expected to eat and enjoy it, without knowing the composition or the source. The complexity of their intentions can be summed up quite simply. They want to take you to the point where you don’t know what the ice cream is made of, or where it came from, to the point where you line up with your cones in hand and wait in a rapt, religious hunger to obtain it from the source. Your eyes should gleam with gratitude as you walk away, knowing that you have seen one of the key mysterious out workings of God.


Oct 09 09:33

Revelations from Kent State audio tape prompt congressional inquiry

In a letter to FBI Director Robert Mueller, Kucinich asked the bureau to produce documents that might shed light on its relationship with, and knowledge of, a Kent State student named Terry Norman.

Norman's actions on May 4, 1970, are the object of much speculation and dispute, and some people contend Norman may have triggered the Guard to fire.

Oct 09 09:25

Norman Finkelstein vs Martin Indyk over Gaza and the "Peace Process" 1/8/09 Democracy Now

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Norman Finklestein is scheduled to call into our radio show Monday!

Oct 09 09:23

Flotilla victims' families to International Criminal Court: Prosecute Israel

The families of the victims of the May 31 clashes aboard the Turkish Gaza-bound aid ship Mavi Marmara have petition the International Criminal Court in Hague to prosecute Israeli soldiers, the Guardian reported Friday.

Israeli navy commandos killed nine Turkish activists aboard the Mavi Marmara, one of several ships taking part in a Turkish-backed aid flotilla aiming to violate Israel's naval blockade of the Gaza Strip. Dozens of activists, as well as Israeli troops, were injured during the clashes.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Correction: Only 8 Turkish activists were killed. The 9th was an AMERICAN CITIZEN, BORN IN NEW YORK, AND CARRYING A US PASSPORT AT THE TIME OF HIS MURDER!

Oct 09 09:19

BBC: al Qaeda Does Not Exist


Oct 09 09:14

Pensacola Beach Clean Up Workers Ordered To Cover Holes Of Oil And Tar

Oct 09 09:13

HOAX ALERT - H.B. 1388 Email Claims Obama Funded Resettlement of Hamas Refugees to U.S.A.

Forwarded email claims President Obama has funded a $20 million resettlement of Hamas refugees to the United States via H.R. 1388 (aka H.B. 1388), a bill supposedly passed 'behind our backs' in Congress.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Israel's minions are at it again, flooding email boxes with hoaxes which weak-minded fools forward without thinking. I got this one from my mother in law, and my reply to her which follows triggered one of the few disagreements my wife and I have ever had. Feel free to adapt and use everywhere you see this crap pop up.


XXXXXXX, would you PLEASE stop falling for and forwarding along this propaganda without even bothering to check if any of it is real.

House bills are labeled HR not HB. That should have been your first clue. This story you sent us all is a well known HOAX.

http://urbanlegends.about.com/od/barackobama/a/hr_1388_hamas_resettlement.htm

This hoax and others like it you perpetually insist on emailing us are designed to take the focus off the fact that it was ISRAEL, not those mean-old Muslims, who attacked and captured Americans in International Waters last May, murdering one American in cold blood. Although you probably did not see it on the TV news, the United Nations Human Rights Council concluded that Israel’s attack on the aid flotilla, in which 8 Turks and 1 American were murdered, was a “brutal” (UNHRC’s words) violation of international law in support of a blockade which it itself a violation of International law. Again, while you did not hear it on the TV news, the government of Turkey has referred Israel’s attack on the aid flotilla to the International Criminal Court in the Hague. i.e. this is now a war-crimes issue.

Israel has a huge propaganda machine aimed at America, because Israel gets billions of dollars in financial and military aid from the taxpayers by waving this “HAMAS is bad and we are good” propaganda all over the place.

Again, you did not see this on the US media; you have to go to foreign sources to learn that a UNITED STATES SENATE REPORT found that Israel routinely BRIBES the presstitutes in the American media to present the news in a way that favors Israel, often at the expense of the truth.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kureFeGmoDI

The US media assumes that weak-minded fools who do not bother to check the facts (the kind of people Stalin referred to as “useful idiots”) will simply parrot what they are told on TV and propaganda emails to give the appearance that they know what is going on in the world. Like Saddam has “nookular” bombs and “humans need to be taxed to fight global warming” to name two recent onerous examples.

The reality is quite a bit different. HAMAS won the elections in Gaza in 2006. They are the legitimate government.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/01/26/AR2006012600372.html

In 2007, Israel’s puppet regime FATAH tried and failed to seize control of Gaza. It was at that point that Israel blockaded Gaza, not because of security but in order to starve the people of Gaza into surrendering their elected government and accepting Israeli proxy rule through FATAH. This is documented in Israel’s own internal documents as reported (again in the foreign press) by McClatchy news.

http://www.mcclatchydc.com/2010/06/09/95621/israeli-document-gaza-blockade.html

When the seizure by FATAH failed, and the people of Gaza refused to surrender their elected government, Israel broke a 6 month cease fire and attacked Gaza on November 4th, 2008, hoping that the American people were too distracted by the elections to pay much attention while Israel started a new war of conquest called Operation CAST LEAD, also denounced by the United Nations as a brutal violation of International Law.

In other words, when you ignore the bought-and-paid for propaganda in the US media, what is actually going on here is a repeat of the 1948 Soviet Blockade of West Berlin, done in order to starve the people of West Berlin into surrendering their elected government and accepting Soviet proxy rule through East Germany. Of course, back then the rest of the world saw such starvation tactics as wrong and mounted the Berlin Airlift. The blockade then failed.

Today, what the bought-and-paid for media is trying to sell you is that what the USSR could not be allowed to do to West Berlin Israel must be allowed to do to Gaza; starve the people of Gaza into surrendering their elected government and accepting Israeli proxy rule through FATAH. The US aids this policy of conquest by starvation. In other words, we as a nation are guilty of the same crimes the USSR committed against West Berlin in 1948.

The US (specifically the government) are the bad guys here. I know you do not want to hear that. From our last conversation in which you stated you thought torturing confessions out of people was proof of guilt, it is clear that you want to believe the US are the good guys without actually having to work to force the government to BE good guys. I would prefer you join the rest of humanity in the real world. However, if you want to live in your own private little world of self delusion, gratefully accepting every piece of propaganda handed to you that gives you an excuse not to really think about the evil is going on right before your nose, that is your right. But kindly stop trying to infect the rest of us with your mental delusions because you are making Americans look really dumb to the rest of the world.


The reason this nation is in the mess it is in is because we are kept silent by politeness when the mindless drones of the state are kept speaking by their own mental illnesses.

"Most people prefer to believe their leaders are just and fair even in the face of evidence to the contrary, because once a citizen acknowledges that the government under which they live is lying and corrupt, the citizen has to choose what he or she will do about it. To take action in the face of a corrupt government entails risks of harm to life and loved ones. To choose to do nothing is to surrender one's self--image of standing for principles. Most people do not have the courage to face that choice. Hence, most propaganda is not designed to fool the critical thinker but only to give moral cowards an excuse not to think at all."-- Michael Rivero

Oct 09 09:10

Latest USDA report stuns grain futures markets

The latest news release from the U.S. Department of Agriculture is the equivalent of a blockbuster record to commodity futures brokers and traders - and it's corn, wheat and soybean futures that are soaring up the charts.

In essence, the USDA said that U.S. cornfields will generate yields far smaller than either analysts or the USDA's own researchers had projected. Last month, the department was calling for a record crop with yields of 162.5 bushels per acre.

But hot weather and heavy rains haven't helped, and analysts guessed that this month's figure would come in at 159.9 bushels per acre.

Oct 09 09:06

Surf On Pensacola Beach Boiling Like Acid (High Contrast)


Oct 09 08:56

Wrong Way Wanderers

My map & compass buddy and I were becoming the hot topic of discussion during supper hour at the local diner. “They just walked plumb off the map – four miles and some. Ned Hopkins found them waiting on the side of the road near his place. What a couple of Air Force losers. And these guys are going to be USAF Survival Instructors?”

They would be us – wannabes in training to become survival instructors, presently being chauffeured to camp in the bed of a dusty-blue Air Force truck. We sat silent with our heads hung low. There was nothing to say anyhow. We had screwed up big time, walking right off a topographic map, miles in the wrong direction from our intended checkpoint...

Oct 09 08:51

U.S. Gets Another Month To Revive Mideast Peace Talks

Arab ministers agreed Friday to give the United States another month to try to persuade Israel to renew curbs on West Bank settlement construction and keep Mideast peace talks from collapsing.

The one-month grace period followed a frantic effort by the Obama administration to broker a compromise as the sides faced rising friction over the stalemate. Underscoring the potential for violence, Israeli troops killed two senior Hamas militants in the West Bank.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

How convenient for President "Semblance" (that something good could possibly occur from this grace period):this was engineered to last until just after the November election!

After this is over, watch Obama, Clinton, and Mitchell collectively drop this issue as though it were kryptonite.

Oct 09 08:39

Bush-dominated appeals court suppresses Gitmo evidence

A Guantanamo Bay detainee who says he was waterboarded lost a legal battle Friday when a federal appeals court ruled that the Obama administration can keep information secret that the prisoner wanted to make public.

In a 3-0 decision, the appeals court said U.S. District Judge Ellen Segal Huvelle had failed to give substantial deference "to the government's assessment of its foreign relations and national security interests" if certain information were to be revealed. Huvelle had declared that "I don't understand how" revealing the information "will interfere in anything."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The point of this is not that the court is "Bush appointed": the point of this is that the cancer which is the paranoic "state above all, and the truth be damned" mentality evident here will metastasize and infect every aspect of American jurisprudence, which is frightening.

One can sense that American law is rapidly devolving into a "Code Napoleon" system where a person is presumed guilty until proven innocent, an absolutely evil inversion from the current legal norms in this country.

Oct 09 08:31

Kidnapped British aid worker killed in Afghanistan in failed rescue mission by U.S. special forces

A British aid worker captured in Afghanistan last month has been killed in a failed rescue mission.

Foreign Secretary William Hague confirmed today that Linda Norgrove, 36, was killed by her captors during a raid thought to have been carried out by by U.S. special forces and Afghan troops on Friday night.


Oct 09 08:30

China Xiaoshan AIRPORT UFO 07/07/10

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Another video of the "China UFO" which suggests that the current media obsession with UFOs is a repeat of the tactic in which space aliens are waved about to obfuscate evidence of top-secret aircraft/spacecraft development. Again this video suggest a hypersonic wave rider type craft, with indications of stage separation. At one point the exhaust changes from a parabolic shape to a true cone, which tells us the object has climbed above the atmosphere. The Aurora concept being tested in the US back in the late 1980s and early 1990s pre-dates the Scaled Composites design for Spaceship one, in which a large carrier craft takes a smaller ship up to altitude, then deploys it for a high speed high altitude exo-atmospheric run. This looks like what we are seeing here.

If China or Russia have succeeded where the US failed, then WW3 is already over and we did not win it.

Alternatively, we may be seeing what was built with that $3 trillion that went missing from the Pentagon budget in 2001 and the US is flying it over Russia and China to send a message to them.

Oct 09 08:30

Mystery UFO Light over China July 2010

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This appears to be an experimental hypersonic "wave rider" aircraft of some kind, similar to the Aurora. It is flying high enough to still be in sunlight making the exhaust seem to glow. Because the rate of expansion of the exhaust is seen to slow down, the vehicle is within the upper atmosphere. That it is flying in sunlight over a major city does suggest this is an intentional display of some kind as normally such experimental craft are flight tested away from prying eyes.

Oct 09 08:29

Climate change threatens UK harvest

Climate change could push up food prices by causing large-scale crop failures in Britain, the Met Office has warned.

Rising temperatures could mean events such as the drought in Russia this summer, which pushed up grain prices, hit countries like the UK.

See also: A (Not Quite) Complete List Of Things Supposedly Caused By Global Warming

Oct 09 07:55

Swamp Fox: America's Greatest Guerrilla Fighter

Incredibly daring, he terrorized the entire British Army in South Carolina striking with fantastic swiftness,then vanishing ghost-like into the swamps!


Oct 09 07:54

Israeli soldiers to testify behind screen in Corrie Case

Haifa, Israel – The Haifa District Court on Thursday granted a government request to allow soldiers to testify behind a screen in the lawsuit filed by Rachel Corrie’s family against the State of Israel for her unlawful killing in Rafah, Gaza.

The order includes the driver of the bulldozer that killed Rachel, who is slated to testify later this month. However, Judge Oded Gershon ruled that both the commander of the unit and the second soldier in the bulldozer that hit Rachel would testify in plain view, because their faces were already publicly known.

Oct 09 07:51

Double entendre

How can the West expect a placid reaction to their own actions when they have massacred more than 1,300,000 Iraqis, let alone the Afghans and the support given to Israel for their vicious savagery in Lebanon and Gaza? How can we expect anything but calls for retribution when the agonizing stories of innocent victims of military atrocities get told and retold?

Oct 09 07:49

Arab regime credibility hanging by its last invisible thread

Arab leaders know that with America’s mid-term elections fast approaching, there is no way a humiliated, increasingly desperate and isolated Obama can even think about applying real pressure on Israel. So why are they, Arab leaders, going through the motions? The short answer is that once again they are seeking to cover the ugly nakedness of their impotence.

Oct 09 07:48

Israeli settler hits Palestinian kids, runs

Leader of Jewish settlers in the occupied East al-Quds (Jerusalem) neighborhood of Silwan has deliberately run over two Palestinian children and fled the scene. (see video) The Israeli car driven by David Be'eri, the leader of hardline Elad organization trying to settle Jews in Silwan, charged a group of Palestinian kids, hitting one boy full on and throwing another off his feet.



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Oct 09 07:47

Negotiating An Evaporating Palestine

The price of clinging to power and remaining in the good graces of the U.S. State Department has been forsaking Gaza. The Israeli government seized on this, bolstering Abbas’ stature by pretending they had found a trusted negotiating partner—all while the quiet annexation of land continued. But it is hard to solely blame Abbas. As Netanyahu stated, Israel has mastered the art of entering empty dialogue with Palestinians as new East Jerusalem and West Bank settlements are built.

Oct 09 07:46

Israel's Persecution of Ameer Makhoul

Sharon earlier, and Netanyahu today, share like-minded views; namely, that "relations with the Palestinians (are) a zero-sum game" in which Israel intends to gain at their expense, including its own Arab citizens. Both leaders spurn concessions, Sharon once saying, "This is our land, and we'll settle it and build on it in order to prevent the creation of a Palestinian state. We'll never give up this area." As a result, Palestinians have been ruthlessly persecuted, imprisoned, or slaughtered in gross violation of international laws.

Oct 09 07:45

Leaked letter reveals Obama's contempt for international law

We are all in trouble if the US president takes leave of his senses and jettisons integrity. The most powerful man in the world then becomes the most dangerous. I'm sure someone has reminded Mr Obama that Article 49 of the Fourth Geneva Convention makes it crystal clear that the occupying power is forbidden to transfer parts of its own civilian population – Israel's half-million squatters – into the territory it occupies. What's more, in 2001 the High Contracting Parties of the Fourth Geneva Convention unanimously reaffirmed its applicability to the Palestinian Occupied Territories including East Jerusalem.

Oct 09 07:41

Video: Economist James Galbraith says economic crisis is result of a fraud on innocent victims

Galbraith – the son of famed Canadian economist John Kenneth Galbraith – regaled delegates with his analysis of the roots of the economic recession that has destroyed jobs, families and communities. He said the crisis wasn’t an economic crisis but a fraud perpetrated on innocent victims.


Oct 09 07:39

Aliens Are Concerned About Global Warming Too.

Retired NORAD Officer's New Book Predicts a Tentative Worldwide UFO Display on October 13, 2010 ... A newly-published book by a retired NORAD officer predicts October 13, 2010 as the tentative date for a fleet of extraterrestrial vehicles to hover for hours over the earth's principal cities. Author says the event to be the first in a series intended to avert a planetary catastrophe resulting from increasing levels of carbon-dioxide in the earth's atmosphere dangerously approaching a "critical mass." – Yahoo

Oct 09 07:29

Bank of America Halts Foreclosures in All States

Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Bank of America on Friday halted foreclosures on homes across the country so it could review paperwork in tens of thousands of cases for flaws, expanding a crisis at a perilous time for the housing market.

The move came as PNC Financial Services became the fourth major bank to announce that it would stop foreclosures in at least some states. It added to growing concerns that mortgage lenders have been evicting homeowners despite flawed court papers.

Oct 09 07:29

More Bad News: 10 Things You Should Know About The Latest Economic Numbers

On Friday, headlines across the United States declared that "unemployment remains unchanged at 9.6%". Many analysts rejoiced and heralded this announcement as a sign that we have hit bottom and that things will be turning around soon...

Oct 09 07:14

Guerrilla Warfare



Taboola
Oct 09 07:12

T.E. Lawrence on Guerilla Warfare

Be Prepared!

Oct 09 07:10

On Guerilla Warfare

No I aint a commie!

Oct 09 07:08

Standing Orders- Roger's Rangers

As good today as during the French and Indian War. Anybody ever see Northwest Passage with Spencer Tracy,Robert Young and Walter Brennan. Keep your powder dry!

Oct 09 07:03

Track Your Teen

Or Your wife or hubby or teenage kid or.......

Oct 09 06:58

Obama Will End The War or Lose The Elections

Fat Chance Kevin!

Oct 09 06:38

Breakaway Economy: Rising powers seek split from States, Webster Tarpley

As the world struggles with recession, there are fears that some countries could use their currencies as economic weapons. While financial leaders discuss a recovery, many say that the global economy is trying to break off from the U.S. RT's Lauren Lyster found out whether this shift in power already happened.

Oct 09 06:19

The cost of telling the truth in the US

“Rick Sanchez is no longer with the company. We thank Rick for his years of service and we wish him well.” This frosty statement was the conclusion of Rick Sanchez’s 6-year-long career with the United States’ cable news network, CNN.

The award-winning Sanchez who had served in CNN’s Spanish service and covered the September 11 attacks for the network was fired on October 1 after granting an interview to the Sirius XM’s radio show “Stand Up With Pete Dominick” in which he implied that the Jews are dominating the mass media in the United States and just pretend to be a downtrodden, subjugated minority.

Oct 09 05:49

NATO Air Strike Kills 6 Security Force Members in Afghanistan

Protest in Khost Province as NATO pledges investigation.

I guess not being able to do drone driveby shootings in Pakistan, has the NATO commanders frustrated. Gotta kill somebody!

Oct 09 05:45

Pakistan's Convoy Halt Forces U.S. to Reduce Tensions

By continuing its halt in NATO convoys headed for Afghanistan through the Torkham border crossing into a second week, Pakistan's military leadership has brought an end to the unilateral attacks in Pakistan pushed by General David Petraeus and forced Washington to make a new accommodation.

Oct 09 05:43

There is Only One Way Out of the Foreclosure Crisis

Most major banks are insolvent and cannot (and should not) be saved. The best approach is something like a banking holiday for the largest 19 banks and shadow banks in which institutions are closed for a relatively brief period. Supervisors move in to assess problems. It is essential that all big banks be examined during the "holiday" to uncover claims on one another. It is highly likely that supervisors will find that several trillions of dollars of bad assets will turn out to be claims big financial institutions have on one another (that is exactly what was found when AIG was examined--which is why the government bail-out of AIG led to side payments to the big banks and shadow banks)...

Oct 09 05:33

29 More NATO Fuel Tankers Torched

Gunmen Saturday torched at least 29 oil tankers in southwest Pakistan,the sixth attack in just over a week......

Oct 09 05:27

Indoor Vegetable Gardens

Oct 09 05:25

The Tenth Amendment Nullification Movement

If the federal government has the exclusive right to judge the extent of its own powers,warned the Kentucky and Virginia Resolutions authors,Jefferson and Madison respectively, it will continue to grow-regardless of elections,the separation of powers,and other much-touted limits on government power.

October 8, 2010

Oct 08 22:59

800 Peer-Reviewed Papers Supporting Skepticism of "Man-Made" Global Warming (AGW) Alarm

The following papers support skepticism of AGW or the negative environmental or economic effects of AGW. Addendums, comments, corrections, erratum, replies, responses and submitted papers are not included in the peer-reviewed paper count. These are included as references in defense of various papers. There are many more listings than just the 800 papers. This list will be updated and corrected as necessary.

Oct 08 22:56

Man behind human trafficking ring to remain in jail - Hawaii News Now

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Mordechai Orian, the leader of the largest human trafficking ring in US history, remains in jail Friday night. ...

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Although the story is only a few hours old, Hawaii News Now has already pulled it from their web site.

Oct 08 22:50

Hal Lewis: My Resignation From The American Physical Society – an important moment in science history

In the interim the ClimateGate scandal broke into the news, and the machinations of the principal alarmists were revealed to the world. It was a fraud on a scale I have never seen, and I lack the words to describe its enormity. Effect on the APS position: none. None at all. This is not science; other forces are at work.- Hal Lewis

Oct 08 22:32

Our Geert (Wilders) has utterly crazy friends.

In his attempts to prove Islam wants to conquer the world by force (brrr...!), arabic expert Hans Jansen appeared in the Amsterdam courtroom last Wednesday.
Hans, a fanatical catholic, agrees with Geert (Wilders) completely. He was asked if the Quran could indeed be compared to Hitlers Mein Kampf, like Geert has done.
His answer was: "there are more anti-semitic passages in the Quran than in that book".

Well, he must have thought, who in the world would go and check that? The court doesnt have Mein Kampf at hand. Everybody who does, and also a Quran (like me) knows this is complete nonsense. I refer Jansen to chapters 3 and 9 in volume 1, and the chapters 2 and 5 in volume 2. And the rest of it, all through de book.

Oct 08 21:52

FBI Busted Stalking Student, Demands COINTELPRO GPS Stasi Gear Returned

After Web uproar, feds reclaimed magnetic tracker found under car

Several days ago a 20-year-old student discovered a GPS tracking device hidden on his car. After his friend posted a picture of it online, speculating about its ties to a secret FBI investigation, the feds themselves came a-knockin', according to Wired.com. They wanted their toy back.

Photo:FBI's Own Self Gratification "Global Penetration Sensual" Device - "The Backdoor Hoover" For the Bored Agent

Oct 08 21:20

Yemen: The Covert Apparatus of the American Empire [and nuclear waste dump off Somalia]

In 1967, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered one of his least known and ultimately one of his most important speeches ever, “Beyond Vietnam,” in which he spoke out against the American war in Vietnam and against American empire in all its political, military and economic forms. In his speech, King endorsed the notion that America “was on the wrong side of a world revolution.” Dr. King explained:

Oct 08 19:39

JOE SOBRAN, ANOTHER VICTIM OF “ANTI-SEMITISM”

ED Note: Today, Shamir laments the passing of yet another Journalist victim of the Zionist system, Joe Sobran. Joe was a Whiz Kid Writer, Editor and ultimately Senior Editor of W. F. Buckley’s National Review, and a close personal friend of Buckley himself. He wrote about Zionism and “Jews” and neither his stature on the National Review nor his friendship with Buckley could protect him.
“For Fear of the Jews”

Joeseph Sobran dies at 64

By Israel Shamir

(Expanded from SOBRAN’S, September 2002, pages 3–6, and taken from a speech given at the IHR Conference held in Los Angeles, June 21–23, 2002.)

Oct 08 18:48

Fast Food Returns To Military Bases In Afghanistan

General David Petraeus lifted the ban on fast food restaurants on military bases in Afghanistan on Monday, ending an 8 month ban enacted by his predecessor.

Oct 08 18:44

Empire Going Mad

The sky over Pashtun Afghanistan would be dark with manned and unmanned coalition aircraft-targeting not only terrorists but, as necessary, the new Taliban government in all its dimensions.

Oct 08 18:36

National Security Adviser Jones To Step Down

Oct 08 18:06

The Soviet Army in Berlin may 1945



Brother and sisters of the world. Never let the bankers play us out again!

Oct 08 18:00

BIST DU BEI MIR Berlin 1945



The ugly and the beautiful of Europa.

Oct 08 16:37

Practicing suppression and mass detention of Israel's Arab citizens

This week Israel's security forces practiced the putting down of mass demonstrations and protests among Israel's Arab citizens and their imprisonment in a large detention camp to be established at Golani Junction in Galilee. The exercise was based on a scenario of the riots being provoked by implementation of Avigdor Lieberman's plan for "an exchange of populations", i.e. massively depriving Arabs of their Israeli citizenship. A week ago Lieberman voiced this heinous idea on the podium of the UN Assembly General

Oct 08 15:46

Who killed Gamal Abdul Nasser?

After seeing off his Kuwaiti guest, Prince Sabah Salem al-Sabah, the Egyptian leader collapsed and was proclaimed dead on September 28, 1970. Today, 40 years down the road, Nasser’s trusted aide, the Anwar Sadat, poisoned the Egyptian leader, has created uproar in Egypt by implying that Nasser’s deputy and successor, Anwar Sadat, poisoned the Egyptian leader.

Oct 08 15:29

GORDON DUFF: UNRELINQUISHED POWER, THE MILITARY COUP WE NEVER SAW

“9/11 WAS ONLY ONE OPERATION…”

“Initially, groups, Zionists, “banksters” and con men of all kinds rushed to the side of the neocons, seeing them as “hapless bumpkins” both naive and “on the make.” It was believed that, behind every “family values” type was a thief, a child molester or an ambitious “sell out” looking to exploit the stupidity of those around them and prey on fear and ignorance…and to a large extent, this has been correct.”

Oct 08 15:11

People of the Lie: The Psychopathology of the “Public Servant” and the Sociopathology of the State

“We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to high office.”
– Aesop

"Cognitive dissonance is an uncomfortable feeling caused by holding two contradictory ideas simultaneously. The "ideas" or "cognitions" in question may include attitudes and beliefs, the awareness of one's behavior, and facts. The theory of cognitive dissonance proposes that people have a motivational drive to reduce dissonance by changing their attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors, or by justifying or rationalizing their attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors.[1] Cognitive dissonance theory is one of the most influential and extensively studied theories in social psychology.

Oct 08 15:08

Flashback: 33 Conspiracy Theories That Turned Out To Be True: What Every Person Should Know...

What follows are some of the most shocking modern conspiracy theories that turned out to be true, after thorough investigation.

Oct 08 14:59

Gold, Get it While You Can

We've got it easy right now. Click or call, and you can quickly and conveniently own a gold coin or bar. But if global concerns cause another panic or the dollar breaks down, you could find yourself standing in a line at the local coin shop or getting a busy signal. Simply, for reasons I’ll discuss here, you may find it very difficult to get your hands on physical gold when that time comes.

Oct 08 13:16

RT as Public Enemy? Top US media boss ready to fight 'enemies'

The Chairman of the Broadcasting Board of Governors - the organization overseeing U.S. media directed at foreign audiences - says his organization needs to fight its enemies. And among those are Iran's Press TV, China's CCTV and RT. Political commentator Peter Lavelle says the chairman's statement puts him beyond real journalism

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