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March 13, 2010

Mar 13 07:57

Revealed: British Premier Gordon Brown Is A Pedophile

Webmaster's Commentary: 

See also "The Franklin Scandal."

It seems that to reach the very highest levels of power, you must have some dark secret with which control of you can be assured to the financial interests whose money shapes politics.

Mar 13 07:50

Aging boomers face stark economics

Declining finances, rising health care costs threaten a generation

Webmaster's Commentary: 

BULL BISCUITS!

The Baby Boomers are in trouble because back during the 1980s, it was realized that a surge of retirees would enter the Social Security System starting about now and that cash flow would go negative (originally expected near to 2020, the reversal has already occurred).

So, in the mid 1980s, Social Security taxes were increased in order to build up a cash surplus in the Social Security trust fund. But this was an intended surplus to cover the expected Baby Boomer shortfalls.

Then the Clintons came to power. And in 1998 Congressional Testimony revealed that Clinton's illusion of a Federal Budget Surplus had been manufactured by looting the cash from Social Security and spending it as general revenues!

In other words, Bill Clinton spent the retirement funds of Americans to balance his Federal Budget!

Don't take my word for it; read it yourself!

The government "borrowed" your retirement funds during what was claimed to be an economic boom, meaning that there could never really be a time when the loans could be paid back. So now, either the government has to tax the people a second time for the benefits already paid for (difficult to do when there is nothing to tax) or stiff Americans for the benefits they already paid for.

It is pretty obvious which way the Federal Government plans to handle this mess!

Mar 13 07:42

Wanna get dissed as being 'anti-Semitic?' Just speak some 9/11 truth.

NY judge ‘sanitizes’ 9/11 airline trials, blocks key fed witness testimony, Judge Alvin K. Hellerstein’s court to place limits on evidence and witness testimony by Bush administration officials regarding accounts, briefings, meetings and correspondence surrounding the September 11 attacks as the New York City litigation approaches its finale.



Emigrate While You Still Can - Finca Bayano In Panama!

Finco Bayano
Mar 13 07:40

Campaign stunt launches a corporate 'candidate' for Congress

Murray Hill might be the perfect candidate for this political moment: young, bold, media-savvy, a Washington outsider eager to reshape the way things are done in the nation's capital. And if these are cynical times, well, then, it's safe to say Murray Hill is by far the most cynical.

Mar 13 07:40

What the devil is going on at the Vatican?

As the chief exorcist claims the Devil is lurking at the heart of the Catholic Church, Peter Stanford examines the uses of Satan.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

There is no Satan. The dirty old men got caught diddling the altar boys and are looking for a scapegoat to blame it all on!

"The devil made me do it!" -- Flip Wilson and several thousand pedophilic priests

Mar 13 07:38

UK Official Contacts Paul Drockton: "No D-Notices Against Pedophile Exposure"

"I wish to make it clear that there is absolutely no truth in the statement... that the 'Blair government…issued a D-Notice to gag the press from revealing the names of known paedophiles within the British executive'. No 'D Notice' advice has ever been issued in connection either with the Hollie Greig case or the naming of paedophiles, as these issues fall far outside Defence Advisory Notice concerns. "

Webmaster's Commentary: 

What if there was a D-notice on the D-notice?


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Mgid
Mar 13 07:37

Sarkozy approval rating at lowest-ever level

In another major blow to the French president ahead of this month's local elections, a new poll suggests that Nicolas Sarkozy does not have the approval of 64 percent of the French.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Maybe the French are getting sick of leaders more worried about Israel than their own country.

Good for the French!

Mar 13 07:36

This Common Food Ingredient Is As Addictive as Cocaine?

About 70 percent of his work involves research and, for a number of years, he has been studying the effects of fructose on the metabolic system in animals and cell culture, as well as in clinical studies.

Most of this research is focused on how fructose might cause obesity, high blood pressure, kidney disease, fatty liver, and other health-related problems.

Here, Dr. Johnson discusses how uric acid in your blood can wreak havoc on your blood pressure, insulin production and even kidney function.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

While I question the sensationalist headline about HFCS being as addictive as cocaine, the rest of the commentary about High-Fructose Corn Syrup is worth looking at. My wife and I put HFCS on the "do not consume" list quite a while ago and saw major improvements in several areas of our health.

Mar 13 07:34

THERE OUGHTA BE A LAW!

AGAINST allowing Americans to support murder!!

Just let some other group here try to raise money for the military of any other country! They’d be behind bars so quickly they wouldn’t know what hit them.

Mar 13 07:31

Clinton Snubs Netanyahu: Israeli Move Insulting

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton on Friday delivered a stinging rebuke to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for his government's announcement this week of new Jewish housing in occupied east Jerusalem.

In an interview with CNN Clinton said the move was "insulting" to the US. "We have to make clear to our Israeli friends and partner that the two-state solution which we support, which the prime minister himself said he supports, requires confidence-building measures on both sides," she said.

Mar 13 07:31

Economy Kept On Life Support While Global Governance Is Organized

While the mainstream media puts on the recovery song and dance, the fundamental problems of the collapse remain the same, and in some cases are growing ever more precarious. Subsections of the public, unaware of the real issues at hand, are holding a misguided jubilee in the tranquil eye of a hurricane, wrongly assuming that the storm has passed.

Mar 13 07:30

Collapse of the American Empire: swift, silent, certain

'The Consummation of Empire' focuses us on Ferguson's core message: At the very peak of their power, affluence and glory, leaders arise, run amok with imperial visions and sabotage themselves, their people and their nation. They have it all.

But more-is-not enough as greed, arrogance and a thirst for power consume them. Back in the early days of the Iraq war, Kevin Phillips, political historian and former Nixon strategist, also captured this inevitable tendency in Wealth and Democracy:


Mar 13 07:29

Oil companies look at permanent refinery cutbacks

The response to slumping gasoline use would probably mean higher prices for drivers.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And here I was thinking that the law of supply and demand meant that lower demand meant lower prices!

Mar 13 07:28

The GM war in Europe starts here

Brussels bureaucrats want to spread GM crops throughout Europe, against the will of most of its people, says Geoffrey Lean.

Mar 13 07:27

German tells of childhood abuse by Catholic priest

"When I was 10 years old, the local Catholic priest selected me to be an altar boy," he says.

"I was very excited. After the service he took me up to his apartment. I felt so proud. Then he locked the door, sat down and undid my trousers. He performed a sexual act on me. At that very moment he murdered my soul."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"I am certain that every parent of every child molested by the clergy prayed to the god of their church every night that their child would be safe from evil. That such abuse of children is epidemic suggests one of only two possible conclusions.

1. The omnipotent and omniscient all-powerful God they pray to is a sick psychotic bastard who thinks dirty old men molesting young children inside his local branches is kinda cool.

2. There is no God.

Take your pick."

Now, I realize this upsets those who refuse to face up to the fact they have been the victims of history's most enduring swindle, and I have the hate-mail to prove it. They cannot bring themselves to face up to the fact that they have lived their whole life believing that if they just keep putting money in the collection plate and repeat the magical incantations, that somehow they will escape death. Confronted with the choice of having to admit they got suckered, or continuing to turn a blind eye to continuing harm inflicted on yet more children, the vast majority of the religious deranged seem to have decided that pretending these assaults on children are somehow acceptable to their God is preferable to ever admitting that maybe they were fools and suckers.

We rightly criticize those parents who allowed their children to stay with Michael Jackson simply because they wanted to bask in Jackson's fame. But are those parents who ignored their own childrens' accusations against priests in order to secure their personal path to the afterlife any less vile?

Mar 13 07:18

Video: Is Catastrophe Ahead for US-China Relations? – Michel Chossudovsky

United States-China relations are on the rocks recently, China says that they have been seriously disrupted. Essentially, China feels that it is being threatened by the United States and this has been mounting since 1999. The threats are coming in the form of diplomacy, however Michel Chossudovsky says that the United States also has missiles pointed at Chinese cities.


Mar 13 07:15

Taboo Inhibits Frank Iran/Israel Talk

Participants at an otherwise informative discussion on “Iran at a Crossroads” at the Senate on Wednesday seemed at pains to barricade the doors against the proverbial elephant being admitted into the room — in this case, Israel.

Mar 13 07:07

Slide in climate change belief is a temporary glitch

It has taken a perfect storm of snow, scientific doubt and political failure to dent public acceptance of the reality of global warming - but these factors will pass.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"We hired the Penthouse Pets to paint the hockey stick on their [REDACTED]. That will turn this thing around. At least for the men. And the lesbians." -- Saint Al of the Gore

Mar 13 07:05

British law firm 'conspired' to hide $50bn debts of Wall St giant

A top British law firm helped stricken banking giant Lehman Brothers hide its debts in the run-up to the bank's collapse, a report said yesterday.

Linklaters, one of the City's 'magic circle' law practices, signed off questionable accounting techniques to disguise $50billion (£36billion) debts.

Mar 13 07:04

Call girl ring ‘of 350 women’ linked to alleged corruption over Rome G8 contracts

A prostitution ring linked to alleged corruption in the awarding of public works contracts for the G8 summit in Italy involved as many as 350 women, investigating magistrates said yesterday.

The apparent scale of the “sex for favours” affair, which was previously said to involve three or four women, is a further blow to the centre-Right Government of Silvio Berlusconi.


Mar 13 07:02

Family-farm advocates call for U.S. to ‘bust up big ag’

Whether they realized it or not, the roughly 250 family farmers, workers and consumers gathered in Ankeny, Iowa, Thursday night fired off their own point-by-point response to a letter from two Republican senators that urged the U.S. departments of agriculture and justice to maintain the existing status quo in the agriculture industry.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Now that Monsanto has bought up all the smaller seed producers and effectively created a monopoly, note how seed prices are starting to skyrocket!

Mar 13 07:01

Amy Goodman Interviews the Parents of Rachel Corrie

Rachel Corrie was a college student from Washington state who tried to slow the destruction of Palestinian homes in Gaza. She was run down by an Israeli military bulldozer operator while she communicated with him on a bullhorn.

The Israeli Defense Forces were not held accountable. But, the parents of Rachel Corrie this week, are actually having their day in court. They are currently in Haifa, Israel for the civil case involving the death of their daughter.

Amy Goodman of Democracy Now, talked to Cindy and Craig Corrie; two courageous parents who are trying to find justice in a nation that routinely destroys the homes of Palestinian people in its ever-broadening claim of the tiny amount of remaining Palestinian land.

Mar 13 06:58

On a Good Pope, a Bad Politician and an Evil General

"With all due respect to the Holy See, we cannot ignore the burden he bears, as a young German who joined the Hitler Youth and as a person who joined Hitler's army, which was an instrument in the extermination," Rivlin told Israel Radio and added: "He came and told us as if he were a historian, someone looking in from the sidelines, about things that should not have happened. And what can you do? He was a part of them."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Can a Pope abdicate?

Mar 13 06:56

Pope 'led cover-up of child abuse by priests'

Before being elected as Pope Benedict XVI in April last year, the pontiff was Cardinal Thomas Ratzinger who had, for 24 years, been the head of the powerful Congregation of the Doctrine of The Faith, the department of the Roman Catholic Church charged with promoting Catholic teachings on morals and matters of faith. An arch-Conservative, he was regarded as the 'enforcer' of Pope John Paul II in cracking down on liberal challenges to traditional Catholic teachings.



Owl 1
Mar 13 06:54

Report: U.S. promises to halt Israeli building in East Jerusalem

A Palestinian official told the newspaper Al-Quds Al-Arabi Saturday that U.S. Middle East envoy George Mitchell promised Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas that the U.S. will bring a halt to Israeli building in East Jerusalem.

"In a telephone conversation, Mitchell said the U.S. would make sure Israel stops building in the area," the Palestinian official told the London based Arabic daily newspaper.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"... until after the US elections. After that, you're on your own!"

Mar 13 06:52

Pelosi we have to pass the health care bill so that you can find out what is in it

March 12, 2010

Mar 12 19:04

How Can The U.S. Support Israel When It Continues To Violate International Law? Helen Thomas


Mar 12 18:13

Pope John Paul II Pope is 'shocked' to hear of abuse case in Munich while he was archbishop

Pope Benedict XVI has for the first time been drawn into the Catholic sex abuse scandal in his home country of Germany.

His former archdiocese of Munich has acknowledged that, while he was in charge, it dealt with a suspected paedophile priest by transferring him to a different parish where he went on to commit sex offences against children. The revelation has drawn attention to Benedict's handling of abuse claims, both when archbishop and later as a prefect of the Vatican office dealing with such crimes, a position he held until becoming pope in 2005.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The only "shock" this man is experiencing is that this scandal has become public, and there are going to be financial repercussions to the church not only in Munich, but also globally

Mar 12 18:02

Israeli Soldiers Brutalizing Palestinian Children

"Two....soldiers stopped us and handcuffed us, (took) us to two separate jeeps, (took) me to the settlement and put me in a corner, (put) a dog next to me," refused to let him use the bathroom, threatened to hold him forever, wouldn't let him call his mother, blindfolded him, and held him until his father managed to get him late at night.

He was terrified, held for 10 hours, traumatized by the incident, and unable to sleep, "worried sick about his brother in jail and extremely afraid that the soldiers would come back" and do it again, which they did, and do repeatedly to hundreds of Palestinian youths, their siblings, parents and friends, guilty of being Palestinian on land Israel wants to make historic Palestine an ethnically pure Jewish state.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Apparently, according to the IDF, ethnic cleansing of Palestinians is absolutely acceptable, be it by slaughtering an innocent pregnant woman, denying care to medically fragile Palestinians, or torturing prisoners some time to death.

One has to shake one's head at the reality that many of those in the Israeli military and Israeli government are the grand-children of Holocaust survivors.

One might imagine somehow that the understanding that all ethnic cleansing is morally appalling would have wound up being a primary value for a society whose ancestors had survived it; unfortunately, that is not the case with Israel.

Mar 12 17:50

Israeli army to seal off West Bank as tensions rise

The action was taken "for security reasons" including a risk of attacks, the spokesman said. The area was sealed off at midnight on Thursday.

Israeli police have also said they would bar Muslim men under the age of 50 from prayers on Friday at Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa mosque compound, one of Islam's holiest sites, fearing unrest.

The moves come after violent clashes at the site, which is also holy to Jews, during last week's Muslim prayers, and fresh tensions over Israeli plans to build 1,600 homes for Jewish settlers in mostly Arab east Jerusalem.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Rather than eliminating unrest, these actions by the IDF are almost guaranteed to provoke violence, which is precisely why the IDF is doing this.

Mar 12 17:36

FEMA sells off Hurricane Katrina trailers tainted with formaldehyde

Consumer advocates and environmentalists are outraged that the government resold products it deemed unsafe to live in, saying warning stickers attached to the units will not keep people from misusing them.

Besides formaldehyde, units may be plagued by mold, mildew and propane gas leaks, FEMA acknowledged.

"Proceed with caution, extreme caution, if you are tempted to respond to what appears to be an attractive offer for a travel trailer or manufactured home," Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel wrote in a consumer alert.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

UNFLIPPING BELIEVABLE!!!


Mar 12 17:31

House Democrats appear set to pass Senate bill without voting on it

Republicans now expect Democrats to pass health care through the House with a trick only Capitol Hill could dream up: approving the Senate bill without voting on it.

Democrats will vote on a separate bill that includes language stating that the original Senate bill is “deemed passed.”

So by voting for the first bill — a reconciliation measure to fix certain things in the Senate bill — that will automatically pass the second bill — the original Senate bill — without a separate roll call taking place.

It’s called the “Slaughter Solution” (prepare for a weekend of endless TV gabbing about it).

Mar 12 17:27

Congress continues treason: votes 356-65 to levy more unlawful war against US soldiers in Afghanistan

*hyperlinks and videos live at source*

My headline is legally accurate, and the side of history you want to be on when America finally recognizes our government and corporate media’s fascism.

The definitions of political terms, relevant laws, and facts are simple; the problem is American’s cognitive dissonance to recognize the “Big Lie” at home rather than in a history book of some other place in some past time.

Mar 12 16:10

Deluded Obama Coffee Party Says Government is the Will of the People

In a brazen effort to drum out rising Tea Party voices, Obama’s Coffee Party has scheduled a “National Coffee Party Day” to be held on March 13 around the country.

“The Coffee Party Movement gives voice to Americans who want to see cooperation in government,” the Coffee Party USA website explains. “We recognize that the federal government is not the enemy of the people, but the expression of our collective will, and that we must participate in the democratic process in order to address the challenges that we face as Americans. As voters and grassroots volunteers, we will support leaders who work toward positive solutions, and hold accountable those who obstruct them.

Mar 12 15:54

A Closer Look at Israel’s Role in Terrorism



Lockerdome
Mar 12 15:46

With the Economic Crisis, the Number of Billionaires has Soared

The current global financial and economic crisis once again confirms the fact that during economic upheavals the rich get richer and the poor become even more destitute.

On Thursday, Forbes Magazine carried an updated list of the world's wealthiest people.

As of late 2009, the number of billionaires soared from 793 to 1,011 and their total fortunes from $2.4 trillion to $3.6 trillion. The number of Russian billionaires almost doubled, from 32 to 62.

Mar 12 15:27

Webster Tarpley: 'Virtual flag terrorism' is next threat

Cyber wars and cyber security are no longer fictional plots from science fiction movies. They are very real and very serious concerns for the American people, being tracked by politicians and the government in Washington. Webster Tarpley gives his opinion on the seriousness of the cyber threat.

n/a
Mar 12 15:04

Mexican military copter over U.S. neighborhood

BROWNSVILLE — The Zapata County sheriff Thursday was questioning why a Mexican military helicopter was hovering over homes on the Texas side of the Rio Grande.

It was one of the more jarring incidents of the fourth week of border tensions sparked by drug killings, and rumors of such killings, in the Mexican state of Tamaulipas.

Sheriff Sigifredo Gonzalez said he'd reviewed photos of the chopper flown by armed personnel Tuesday over a residential area known as Falcon Heights-Falcon Village near the binational Falcon Lake, just south of the Starr-Zapata county line. He said the helicopter appeared to have the insignia of the Mexican navy.


Mar 12 14:54

Obama Supports DNA Sampling Upon Arrest

But much can be learned from a DNA sample, which codes a person’s family ties, some health risks, and, according to some, can predict a propensity for violence.


This in combination to the insurers health care is a nightmare to come.

Mar 12 14:45

Climate change 'makes birds shrink' in North America

A study of almost half a million birds, belonging to over 100 species, shows that many are gradually becoming lighter and growing shorter wings.

This shrinkage has occurred within just half a century, with the birds thought to be evolving into a smaller size in response to warmer temperatures.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And of course the encroachment of humans into their natural habitat and decline in available food supplies would have nothing to do with that, correct?

Think back to a time when the Earth really was a lot warmer, with much more carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. It was called the Cretaceous Period, where the world world was a tropical rain forest, temperatures were much higher, food was abundant, and as a result, animals grew LARGER!

On the islands off of the coast of Los Angeles, paleontologists have discovered the bones of a species of woolly mammoth, identical to their mainland counterparts except in size. These so-called pygmy mammoths lived at the same time as their larger cousins, with the same global temperatures and same atmospheric composition. But, being isolated from the shore as the islands slowly drifted further away from shore by tectonic creep, they had limited food and limited space, and so natural selection favored the smaller among them, and over time, evolution shrank that species, even as their on-shore cousins remained the same size.

Mar 12 14:30

CIA may have dosed entire French village with LSD

French bread spiked with LSD in CIA experiment
A 50-year mystery over the 'cursed bread' of Pont-Saint-Esprit, which left residents suffering hallucinations, has been solved after a writer discovered the US had spiked the bread with LSD as part of an experiment.
An American investigative journalist has uncovered evidence suggesting the CIA peppered local food with the hallucinogenic drug LSD
In 1951, a quiet, picturesque village in southern France was suddenly and mysteriously struck down with mass insanity and hallucinations. At least five people died, dozens were interned in asylums and hundreds afflicted.

Mar 12 14:28

U.S. gave Israel green light for East Jerusalem construction

Based on Biden's reaction, it seems that he (and, presumably, his boss) has decided that it is better to leave with a few sour grapes than to quarrel with the vineyard guard. In his speech at Tel Aviv University, he said he appreciated Netanyahu's pledge that there would be no recurrence. But what exactly does that mean? That next time he comes, the Planning and Building Committee will be asked to defer discussion of similar plans until the honored guest has left? With the media storm dying down, Netanyahu can breathe a sigh of relief.

In a sense, the uproar actually helped him: To wipe the spit off his face, Biden had to say it was only rain. Therefore, he lauded Netanyahu's assertion that actual construction in Ramat Shlomo would begin only in another several years.

Mar 12 14:26

85% Top Income Tax Rate Needed to Close Deficit

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Raising taxes to 8% won't fix the problem because the government will always find another war to start, Israel will need more money, and the bankers will always raise interest rates to absorb any additional revenues.

There was a reason the Founding Fathers banned an income tax in the Constitution.

Mar 12 14:18

Decline of Israel and prospects for peace: interview with Jonathan Cook

In a wide-ranging interview with the New Left Project, Nazareth-based journalist Jonathan Cook describes the increasingly repressive nature of Israeli society and the prospects for a solution to the Israel-Palestine conflict.

Mar 12 14:08

Lula Says Leaders Afraid Israel May Attack Iran If Talks Fail

Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva said world leaders are afraid that Israel may attack Iran if a diplomatic solution over the country’s nuclear program is not reached “quickly.”

n/a
Mar 12 13:06

Economy Kept On Life Support While Global Governance Is Organized

While the mainstream media puts on the recovery song and dance, the fundamental problems of the collapse remain the same, and in some cases are growing ever more precarious. Subsections of the public, unaware of the real issues at hand, are holding a misguided jubilee in the tranquil eye of a hurricane, wrongly assuming that the storm has passed.


Mar 12 12:39

Truth and Consequences in the Gaza Invasion

Rabbi Marvin Hier that urged world leaders “not . . . to rebuild Gaza again” even though “many civilians will suffer”

Mar 12 12:39

Elite Retreat? McCain Drops Diet Bill

One of the dominant social themes of the elite is certainly the efficacy of Western (barber-shop evolved) surgical medicine. Other forms of health care including acupuncture, homeopathy and especially nutrition and vitamin therapy are to be marginalized if not demonized on an ongoing basis and hopefully regulated out of existence. (Those who suggest that the ever-growing application of vaccines at an early age are possibly detrimental are to be marginalized as well, if not vilified.)

Mar 12 12:34

ZEITGEIST: PART 1 RELIGION

ZEITGEIST: PART1 RELIGION

The Greatest Story Ever Told from Zeitgeist the Movie explains the origin of popular modern religions.

The fundamental Sky-Sun Gods of ancient Egypt were Osiris, Horus and Ra. Because of a very large span of time these and other gods flourished in Egypt, there is a considerable degree of overlap & permutation regarding their attributes and stories. Zeitgeist simply encapsulates the general characteristics of these ancient Egyptian gods under the title of Horus. The point of Zeitgeist is to show some of the similarities between Jewish-Greco-Roman Christianity and other ancient religions. Zeitgeist isn’t meant to be an all-inclusive detailed study of ancient religious mythology.

Mar 12 12:33

Runaway Prius Owner Accused of Hoax

A Toyota Prius owner who claims his hybrid malfunctioned, sending him speeding out of control down a Southern California freeway, is being accused of staging the so-called 'runaway' incident.

Jim Sikes called 911 on Monday afternoon and said his accelerator pedal of his blue 2008 Toyota Prius was stuck, pushing his car to speeds above 90 miles per hour on Interstate 8 in San Diego County.

A California Highway Patrol officer helped bring the vehicle to a safe stop.

Bloggers and radio listeners are now wondering whether this is a hoax, done for the publicity or the money.



Owl 2
Mar 12 12:14

Utah House GOP leader says he paid off woman

Utah's House majority leader said late Thursday he paid a woman $150,000 to keep silent about going nude "hot-tubbing" with her when she was minor a quarter century ago.

Mar 12 12:08

Airline Stops Video Chat Because You 'Could Communicate With a Terrorist'

Other in-flight wifi uses were OK, since terrorist don't tweet or email.

Mar 12 12:05

Some call it makeup. I call it liar’s powder

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The problem I have with such cosmetics is that they send the exact same message a Mideastern veil does; that your face as the universe created it is not fit to be shown in public. The only difference between a veil and the chemicals is that the chemicals have to be replaced and repurchased every single day, and this yields a higher profit.

Mar 12 12:02

Splitting-the-Sky case shut down; interview with STS, Cynthia McKinney, and Anthony Hall

Judge Manfred Delong shut down the trial of Splitting The Sky versus George W. Bush on the second day of proceedings. The court denied STS his frequently emphasized request to have two witnesses give evidence in his defense. Those witnesses were myself and Cynthia McKinney. The trial came to an end just as Ms. McKinney arrived in Calgary from London.


Mar 12 12:00

Over 2.5 Million Floridians On Food Stamps

More than 2.5 million Floridians are on food stamps, up from three years ago where 1.2 million residents received assistance...

Mar 12 11:30

ID Cards - intergovernmental cooperation in worldwide implementation

Simultaneous introduction of biometric, smart ID cards around the world is not just a coincidence, it is not merely due to nations copying effective schemes in other nations, and is not just a phenomenon related to the sudden maturity of technology. Implementation of these ID card schemes was pushed. It is being driven in a coordinated programme, via international organisations and conferences, led by the US and the European Union (EU).

Mar 12 11:24

Why Not Universal Car Insurance?

As much as I would enjoy this "free" service (at the expense of other taxpayers) the fact is that social-insurance and welfare programs do not benefit the economy — or the recipient — over the long run. The welfare state has eroded the concept of personal responsibility, and for affected industries it has replaced the free market with a central economic system that promises higher costs and lower quality. The welfare state accomplishes the exact opposite of what it intends to do. It is a bane to the general wellbeing of society.

Mar 12 10:53

Swedish security police eye terror T-shirts

Swedish security service Säpo has said it is monitoring Danish clothing firm Fighters + Lovers, which relocated to Sweden last year after six of its members were convicted of supporting terrorism.

It's just silly if it wasn't for the fact that real tax money goes to waste.



Pixfuture
Mar 12 10:47

THERE OUGHTA BE A LAW!

AGAINST allowing Americans to support murder!!

Mar 12 10:37

A Follow Up To “I Hate What America Has Become”

I can’t vouch for the authorship, but it looks/sounds/reads the same. More importantly, it is the follow-up thoughts and plan for correcting the mess he discussed in the first piece that is worthy of note and careful consideration.

Mar 12 10:33

Tesco`s ``green`` bags are WORSE for the environment

The `degradable` plastic bags handed out in their millions by Tesco are more harmful than those they have replaced, a Government study has found.

Mar 12 10:17

Connecting the Dots: Cosmic Climate Change, Financial Terrorism

This is a lengthy read but worth it.

The only thing that can stop the juggernaut of destruction is a fundamental change in consciousness, a new - or rediscovered - awareness that it's not us, the friends and family we love and strangers we can relate to, that is to blame for our dangerous predicament but a sub-species that has placed a dollar sign on every living thing on this planet... down to the very air we breathe. It will not stop until we become aware of its presence.


Mar 12 10:13

Remarks by Vice President Biden: The Enduring Partnership Between the United States and Israel

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Blah blah nuclear weapons blah blah Iran blah blah blah Iran blah blah blah blah blah nuclear weapons blah blah Iran blah nuclear weapons blah blah nuclear weapons blah Iran blah Iran Iran blah blah blah Iran blah nuclear weapons blah blah Iran blah blah blah Iran blah nuclear weapons blah blah Iran blah blah we need your support for the next elections."

Mar 12 10:09

Sending a laptop to Gaza

A friend in Cairo mentioned that he had a laptop and some CDs that were intended for a friend of his in Palestinian Rafah. He knew that I planned to go to al-Arish, and if I could make it past the checkpoints, to Egyptian Rafah, and asked if I could arrange to have the items smuggled to Gaza. I agreed; the siege is an expression of moral bankruptcy and responsible human beings are compelled to undermine the regime in every way. Furthermore, the Palestinians of Gaza have very few options when it comes to receiving basic goods.

Mar 12 10:07

TVNL Reminder: Pope 'led cover-up of child abuse by priests'

In 2001, while he was a cardinal, he issued a secret Vatican edict to Catholic bishops all over the world, instructing them to put the Church's interests ahead of child safety.

The document recommended that rather than reporting sexual abuse to the relevant legal authorities, bishops should encourage the victim, witnesses and perpetrator not to talk about it. And, to keep victims quiet, it threatened that if they repeat the allegations they would be excommunicated.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

In 1832, when the Holy Inquisition was officially terminated by the Catholic Church due to the accumulated bad publicity, the office itself was simply renamed ... to the Congregation of the Doctrine of The Faith.

Mar 12 10:00

Anti-Semitism rising worldwide, US report finds

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I am not anti-Semite.

I am anti-assholes.

There is a difference.



Owl 3
Mar 12 09:56

St Hilary's Primary kids traumatised by teachers’ Holocaust game

A MOTHER is calling for three teachers to be suspended after her daughter and her classmates were subjected to a “cruel and unethical” Holocaust role play game.

Pupils at St Hilary’s Primary were “hysterical” after deputy head teacher Elizabeth McGlynn segregated nine youngsters in Gerry Blair’s P7 class and told them they were being taken away from their families.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

FIRE EVERY TEACHER AND EVERY ADMINISTRATOR WHO WENT ALONG WITH THIS NONSENSE.

Mar 12 09:55

Congress Calls for New Investigation Into Anthrax Attack

The FBI says that the anthrax case is closed, and that they have proved that Dr. Bruce Ivins did it.

But Congress is not convinced.

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Mar 12 09:54

Russia criticizes U.S., NATO over Afghan drug trafficking fight

Russia's envoy to NATO has sharply criticized the alliance's shift away from fighting drug trafficking in Afghanistan, saying the resulting surge in heroin smuggling is endangering Russia's national security.

In an interview late Thursday, Dmitry Rogozin also highlighted the lack of cohesion within NATO, saying Moscow is worried about declining public support in Europe for the war.

"(Russia) is losing 30,000 lives a year to the Afghan drug trade, and a million people are addicts," Rogozin said. "This is an undeclared war against our country."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Where there is control of the drug trade,there is also the control of where the drugs wind up.

That is one way to destabilize a country without firing a shot.



Taboola
Mar 12 09:53

PROPAGANDA ALERT - Carbon emissions creating acidic oceans not seen since dinosaurs

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The cult is back.

So CO2 is turning the oceans into acid. The same acid found in sparkling mineral water, I might add.

And it's all humans' fault according to the cult. Never mind that the ocean is full of life that produces CO2 in abundance, and never mind that the ocean floor is covered with we-still-don't-know-how-many volcanoes pouring out more heat and CO2 per day than all of Earth's humans do in an entire year; if it's bad blame it on the taxpayers and suck more money out of them.

The video "Goldman Sucks" lays it right out for you. Carbon is the new speculative bubble to make the rich richer and the poor poorer.

Mar 12 09:47

Israel Moves To Change Law After Biden 'Mishap'

Israel is moving to amend the country's planning procedures on sensitive political decisions following an embarrassing diplomatic flap during a visit this week by U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, a Cabinet minister said Friday.

Both Biden and the Palestinians sharply condemned the Israeli settlement decision.

Netanyahu apologized for the timing, though not the substance, of the announcement.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Translation: Israel will just go on doing what it has been doing, taking US money and there will utterly no consequences for anything they do from the US (Including potentially starting a war against Iran).

Israel, as a nuclear-armed nation, should not be getting one penny of US financial or military aid, under the provisions of the Symington Amendment.

Yet that never seems to bother any of our Congress members of a succession of Presidents in the least.

Mar 12 09:46

Industries hoarding greenhouse gas emission permits

Companies across Europe are hoarding permits to produce greenhouse gas emissions worth hundreds of millions of pounds, the Guardian can reveal.

The surplus credits have been amassed from over-allocation of permits to pollute from the European emissions trading scheme, and by buying cheap credits from carbon-cutting projects in developing countries and holding on to their more expensive official EU allowances.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Europe was destroyed by "Tulip-mania." Now they fall for Carbon-mania?

Mar 12 09:44

Feds raid Hilo cannabis ministry

Assistant U.S. Attorney Tom Muehleck said that no one had yet been arrested or charged in connection with the raid. Reached shortly before 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, he declined to provide other details and would not say whether THC Ministry director and founder Roger Christie had been detained.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Sounds like he attended the morning service and had "communion" before he raided the place.

"I can't remember what went down. Roger who? Oh, him. Arrested?!? How the @#$% should I know, man? Can yo pay that parking ticket in twinkies? I am really hungry!"

Mar 12 09:41

CDC uses shopper-card data to trace salmonella

As they scrambled recently to trace the source of a salmonella outbreak that has sickened hundreds around the country, investigators from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention successfully used a new tool for the first time — the shopper cards that millions of Americans swipe every time they buy groceries.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Yes, this was a good purpose, but it does prove what we have been saying all along; that those supermarkets cards are used to track what you buy.

Mar 12 09:36

French protest import of Israeli settlement goods

Thousands of French protesters have rallied against the import of Israeli goods produced in Palestinian territories.

Monday's demonstration comes less then a month after the European Union's Court of Justice ruled that Israeli goods made in Jewish settlements in the occupied West Bank cannot be considered Israeli.

Mar 12 09:36

New round of foreclosures threatens housing market

The housing market is facing swelling ranks of homeowners who are seriously delinquent but have yet to lose their homes, and this is threatening a new wave of foreclosures that could hit just as the real estate market has begun to stabilize.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Stability is like virginity. Either you are or you are not. If a new round of foreclosures is starting, then the housing market is not stable and never was.

Mar 12 09:35

US carbon traders fear pink slips

Wall Street was supposed to become the capital of a global carbon trading market worth a trillion dollars a year but now many who thought green trading desks would be the next big thing are fearing the pink slip.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Good!

Mar 12 09:34

PERMANENT AGGRESSION: War on the horizon in Latin America

The Empire will stop at nothing to find mechanisms and techniques to achieve its final objective, and we cannot disregard the possibility of a military conflict in the near future. If the US places Venezuela on the “terrorist list” this year, we could be on the verge of a regional war.

Mar 12 09:34

FRIDAY’S TOON ~~ HOW TO PREVENT ANOTHER HOLOCAUST

Image ‘Copyleft’ by Carlos Latuff

click on image to enlarge

Mar 12 09:32

Oregon's monster mushroom is world's biggest living thing

The outline of the giant fungus stretches 3.5 miles (5.6 kilometres) across, and it extends an average of three feet (one metre) into the ground. It covers an area as big as 1,665 football fields.

Mar 12 09:32

EXPECTING A THIRD INTIFADA

The next Intifada could see the Palestinian people in struggle not only against Israel but also against the Palestinian Authority, writes Khalid Amayreh in Ramallah

Mar 12 09:31

CAPTAIN AMERICA AT HIS WORST

It has been reported in Ha’aretz that President Obama submitted a letter of commitment to the Palestinian side to get these indirect “proximity talks” off the ground. The letter notes, “Our core remains a viable, independent and sovereign Palestinian State with contiguous territory that ends the occupation that began in 1967.” This is not the first time a US administration has used its creativity in creating new terminology to deal with the conflict instead of relying on the time-tested body of international law that provides the keys to real progress. In the past, in place of “independent state” the US has attached such adjectives to the word “state” as “contiguous,” “viable,” “economically viable,” “territorial continuity,” and the like.

Mar 12 09:30

PALESTINE MAKES ME CRY….. BUT WE NEVER LOSE OUR HOPE

It was hard to say goodbye to my wife and friends in the US. The last night was very meaningful as we were in New York seeing the performance of Najla Said, daughter of my friend and mentor, the late Professor Edward Said (for an earlier statement from Najla.

Mar 12 09:27

Raw Video: Pakistani Anti-Ship Missile Test In Arabian Sea

The Iranian military has thousands of these types of missiles.

Mar 12 09:27

How Big Business Dupes the Masses

Living in these United States, there comes a point at which you throw your hands up in exasperation and despair and ask a fundamental question or two: how much excess profit does corporate America really need?

Mar 12 09:20

Hate Blogger Wins Second Mistrial

Deadlocked jurors in the Hal Turner hate blogger case were excused late Wednesday after deliberating two days. It’s the second mistrial in the government’s case to prosecute the New Jersey man for allegedly threatening to kill judges.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

If in fact this man is a FBI operative, he will probably never be convicted in a US court of law.

Mar 12 09:18

Goldman Sucks

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Worth a relink.

Mar 12 09:17

Two Israeli tanks cross into Lebanese territory and are stationed at Talet al-Wazzani

Mar 12 09:13

PSST : 27 trillion dollars later and they're still insolvent

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