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January 27, 2010

Jan 27 08:45

Venezuela Oil Chief Heads To Russia, China To Discuss Pacts

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Russia and China have been making deals for the energy they need, without firing a shot, unlike the US's pursuit of the same objectives through perpetual wars.

Jan 27 08:24

Bases, Missiles, Wars: U.S. Consolidates Global Military Network

From invading and establishing military bases in the Middle East and Central and South Asia to operating a satellite surveillance base in Australia and taking charge of seven military installations in South America. In the vacuum left in much of the world by the demise of the Cold War and the former bipolar world, the U.S. rushed in to insert its military in various parts of the world that had been off limits to it before.

And this while Washington cannot even credibly pretend that it is threatened by any other nation on earth.

Jan 27 08:22

Rule by the Rich

How can President Obama restart an economy that has been moved offshore? Millions of manufacturing jobs are gone, as are millions of jobs for college graduates, such as software engineering, Information Technology--indeed, any intellectual skill the product of which can be conveyed via the Internet. Even those intellectual skill jobs that do remain in the U.S. are filled increasingly by foreigners brought in on work visas.

Jan 27 08:15

Senator's Phones Allegedly Targeted

One of the suspects, James O'Keefe, a 25-year-old filmmaker and conservative activist last year said his undercover videos at field offices of advocacy group Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, or Acorn documented corruption.



Emigrate While You Still Can - Finca Bayano In Panama!

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Jan 27 08:14

Agha: Israel created Gaza valley flood to cause environmental disaster

Palestinian minister of agriculture Dr. Ramadan Agha, said Wednesday that the flooding in Gaza valley was deliberately created by Israel in order to cause an environmental catastrophe and destroy the agricultural life in the areas of the valley, Johr Al-Deek and AL-Maghraqa.

During a symposium on Gaza valley flood organized by the ministry, Dr. Agha noted that Israel used to dump chemical waste in the eastern side of the valley and when it opened the floodgates of one of its dams, all this is swept throughout the flooded areas leading to the contamination of soil and water.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Israel's "final solution" for Gazan Palestinians comes in a number of horrific forms, and this dumping of contaminated water is just one of them.

Jan 27 08:14

Haiti’s Oil, Gold & Iridium Resources Explains the Post Earthquake Occupation/Invasion

Haiti’s oil reserves are larger than Venezuela’s, Haiti also has huge resources of Gold & Minerals like Iridium

Ed Comment: Oil, Gold and Minerals resources like Iridium would explain why the post earthquake occupation/invasion has taken place in Haiti by the UN and US forces primarily. The EU is now also sending Poilce to Port-au-Prince.

Jan 27 08:13

Israel Upset over UN Pro-Semitic (referring to the Palestinians) Reports

Israel warned that any report which didn’t put the blame 100 percent on Hamas was inherently biased and declared that it showed the hypocrisy of the entire planet and a global bias against Israel. The US House of Representatives [Or as I like to refer to it, Knesset West] also condemned the report as “unfair” and called for the president to block its consideration.

Jan 27 08:10

Easier to find oil

Researchers at KTH have been able to prove that the fossils of animals and plants are not necessary to generate raw oil and natural gas. This result is extremely radical as it means that it will be much easier to find these energy sources and that they may be located all over the world.


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Jan 27 08:04

Record number of young Americans jobless

The U.S. economic recession has taken a particularly heavy toll on young Americans, with a record one out five black men aged 20 to 24 neither working nor in school, according to research released on Tuesday.

Overall, 26 percent of American teenagers aged 16 to 19 had jobs in late 2009, said the report, which was based on U.S. Census Bureau data. That figure is a record low since statistics began to be kept in 1948, the researchers said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

With crushing taxation, employers are reluctant to even take on part-time workers right now.

Jan 27 08:03

Livni, Barak 'Wanted for War Crimes' in Poland

Israeli leaders are still wanted in Europe, but not in a positive way: Knesset members visiting Poland for ceremonies marking International Holocaust Day were surprised to see ads against Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak and Opposition Chairwoman Tzipi Livni in the city of Krakow on Tuesday evening.

Posters hung not far from the Israeli lawmakers' hotel read in English, "Wanted for war crimes," offering the public an award of 10,000 euro in exchange for information on Barak or Livni's expected arrival in Europe. The ads included a website address for people interested in providing information on the Israeli officials.

Jan 27 08:01

Danish Companies To Divest From Israel

The decision came after human rights groups and boycott campaigns declared the wall to be in violation of an advisory ruling made by the Hague International Court.??

Jan 27 07:55

Rogue State: Israeli Violations of U.N. Security Council Resolutions

Following is a list of United Nations Security Council resolutions directly critical of Israel for violations of U.N. Security Council resolutions, the U.N. Charter, the Geneva Conventions, international terrorism, or other violations of international law.


Jan 27 07:53

IRAQ: THE LIE OF THE CENTURY

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Jan 27 07:51

A Bounty for Blair’s Arrest

The only question that counts is the one that the Chilcot inquiry won’t address: was the war with Iraq illegal? If the answer is yes, everything changes. The war is no longer a political matter, but a criminal one, and those who commissioned it should be committed for trial for what the Nuremberg Tribunal called “the supreme international crime”(1): the crime of aggression.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Everybody who supported the Iraq war is a war criminal.

Jan 27 07:50

UK lawyer: Iraq war was illegal

The 2003 invasion of Iraq was illegal, a former senior legal adviser to Britain's foreign ministry at the time of the conflict has told a public inquiry.

Michael Wood said on Tuesday that the use of force against Iraq was "contrary to international law" because it had not been authorised by the UN Security Council.

Jan 27 07:50

Irak debate - Dutch mess

It was not the first time this subject was on the table since 2003. Again and again there has been an enormous distrust and dissatisfaction on the role the Dutch played in a war that was not backed by the UN. The docile way the Dutch followed the US and the UK without a proper debate and objective analysis frustrated people and politicians. Time and time again answers to these questions were postponed or insufficient.


Jan 27 07:50

West Coast Wasteland

There's a Mad Max feel to daily life in many neighborhoods. The Central Valley has a swath of cities whose home foreclosure rates rank in the top ten in the country. Friends looking to buy a home in a poor part of Sacramento tell me of foreclosed houses stripped of their copper wires, their toilets, their pipes, even their drywall. An ex-student reports visiting homes in which furious foreclosed owners and evicted tenants have urinated and defecated on the carpeting, abandoned pets to starve, left kitchens filled with rotting food. Sure, you can buy these properties for next to nothing, but you'll have to bring in the biohazard squads before you can safely occupy them.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The breakdown of the economy can be witnessed everywhere, including Hawaii.

The kids who live here are bright, articulate, and eminently capable of benefiting from a world-class education.

So what did the Hawaiian legislature do, in its infinite wisdom, in attempting to rein in an atrocious state deficit?

They cut the school year for kids and their teachers.

This is an act of a government which has absolutely zero regard for the future of its people.

Jan 27 07:49

Mars Spirit rover gives up the ghost as Nasa abandons space vehicle in sand trap

After spending six years trundling across across the rocky surface of the Red Planet, the Mars rover Spirit has finally given up the ghost.

The Nasa rover has driven five miles over plains, plateaus and even up a mountain as tall as the Statue of Liberty.

But now the U.S space agency has conceded defeat after repeated attempts to free it from a sand pit where it has been stuck for the last nine months.

Jan 27 07:41

More Signs of the Moral Decline of the West

When it first came out, the mini-skirt was frowned upon by the prudes of the time – but it was not illegal.

Now, when overly modest women wish to shield their bodies from the eyes of unknown males, they may soon be fined or imprisoned.

At the same time, we see airport security setting up machines where we will all be seen naked.

Is this the only way some men can prove that they have balls ?

Jan 27 07:38

Bin Laden Claims Responsibility for Balloon Boy Hoax


Jan 27 07:38

Fox Fave Sting "Journalist" James O’Keefe – Busted!!!!!

Well, forget being a great journalist – James O’Keefe may well be on his way to a prison sentence because yesterday he was arrested for allegedly posing as a telephone repair technician in order to tamper with the phone system of Louisiana Democratic Senator Mary Landrieu. MSNBC covered the story. Wonder how Fox news will play this one? Will this be a lede on Fox Nation?* Will Sean Hannity coordinate O’Keefe’s defense fund? But hey, James O'Keefe is a right wing hero so who cares about the legal system!!! So much for "citizen journalism." Laissez les bons temps rouler!!!

Jan 27 07:36

The billion-dollar hoax

ONCE global warming was the "great moral challenge of our generation". Or so claimed the Prime Minister.

But suddenly it's the great con that's falling to bits around Kevin Rudd's ears.

In fact, so fast is global warming theory collapsing that in his flurry of recent speeches to outline his policies for the new decade, Rudd has barely mentioned his "moral challenge" at all.

Jan 27 07:34

Crowds seeking aid in Haiti met with pepper spray and rubber bullets

United Nations troops used pepper spray yesterday to hold off a crowd of hungry Haitians queueing for food at a makeshift camp in the grounds of the wrecked presidential palace.

“They’re not violent, just desperate. They just want to eat,” Fernando Soares, a Brazilian army colonel, said. “The problem is, there is not enough food for everyone.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So much for the sugar-coated photo-ops of American troops bringing reasonable food and some comfort to a desperate people.

This occupation is about militarily securing Haiti for ultimate corporate profit from its rich resources in oil, gold, and other mineral resources.


Jan 27 07:32

Airline passengers have 'no right' to refuse naked body scanners

Airline passengers will have no right to refuse to go through a full-body search scanner when the devices are introduced at Heathrow airport next week, ministers have confirmed.

The option of having a full-body pat-down search instead, offered to passengers at US airports, will not be available despite warnings from the government's Equality and Human Rights Commission that the scanners, which reveal naked bodies, breach privacy rules under the Human Rights Act.

Jan 27 07:31

Potential False Flag Attack To Be Blamed On Muslims Foiled

A possible false flag terror attack to be blamed on Muslims has been foiled after a Navy vet was busted with a grenade launcher, assault rifles and hundreds of rounds of ammunition, as well as Arab headdress, in New Jersey yesterday. Initial media reports speculated that the man was planning a terrorist attack on a U.S. military base in the area.

Jan 27 07:31

Global Warming Fraud Collapses Amidst Deception And Scandal

The multi-billion dollar global warming fraud is truly beginning to crumble, with even vehement man-made climate change advocates like the BBC acknowledging that the credibility of the IPCC is shot.

“The bloggers are all over the UN IPCC 2007 report, the bible of global warming, which predicted all manner of dire outcomes for our planet unless we got a grip on rising temperatures — and it seems to be crumbling in some pretty significant areas,” writes the BBC’s Andrew Neil in an article entitled ‘The dam is cracking‘.

Jan 27 07:29

Group links Maine mild winter to climate change

As Maine experiences a January thaw, environmentalists are releasing a report that says the region faces more thin ice, shorter ski seasons and more winter flooding in the years ahead due to global warming.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I warned you that these cultists were not going to give up.



Owl 1
Jan 27 07:28

China issues warning over US arms sales to Taiwan

Contacts with China's military would likely be the first to suffer if Beijing moves to retaliate over upcoming U.S. arms sales to Taiwan — the latest in a flurry of disputes elevating tensions between Washington and Beijing.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Unfortunately, our weapons systems are about the only items left other countries want to buy from the US.

Jan 27 07:27

Climategate: A conspiracy in the making

"Climategate has shattered that myth. It gives us a peephole into the work of the scientists investigating possibly the most important issue ever to face mankind. Instead of seeing large collaborations of meticulous, careful, critical scientists, we instead see a small team of incompetent cowboys, abusing almost every aspect of the framework of science to build a fortress around their “old boys’ club”, to prevent real scientists from seeing the shambles of their “research”.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

No doubt the scientists deserve a good hiding, but I am concerned about this rush to place all the blame on them when in fact is was the politicians signing paychecks and grant applications that shaped the deception.

The scientists,k wrong as they were, were only doing what they were paid to do.

Let us not, in hour haste to tar and feather the scientists, forget that the nooses need to reach a bit higher!

Jan 27 07:27

Peres: Iran seeks to take control of Mideast

Iran is the world's "center of terror" which seeks to impose its will on the Middle East, President Shimon Peres said Tuesday during a historic visit to Berlin.

"Ahmadinejad's regime is openly calling for Israel's destruction, denying the Holocaust, and preventing peace with the Palestinians. It is destabilizing Lebanon and Yemen and trying to take over Iraq," Peres said on the eve of his address to the Bundestag.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

If at first you don't succeed, lie, lie again!

Jan 27 07:23

Pre-State of the Union Exposed


Jan 27 07:19

The sanctity of military spending

In sum, as we cite our debtor status to freeze funding for things such as "air traffic control, farm subsidies, education, nutrition and national parks" -- all programs included in Obama's spending freeze -- our military and other "security-related" spending habits become more bloated every year, completely shielded from any constraints or reality. This, despite the fact that it is virtually impossible for the U.S. to make meaningful progress in debt reduction without serious reductions in our military programs.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This country is about to collapse under the weight of its own indebtedness, and continuing to fund these wars without end is certainly accelerating the process.

Jan 27 07:16

Yeshiva rabbi arrested over mosque arson

Jan 27 07:14

Indonesia mulls tearing down Obama statue

Jan 27 07:13

What Does Senator Bunning Know, And, More Relevantly, What Does The Just Disclosed Fed Whistleblower Know?

A Republican senator said Tuesday that documents showing Federal Reserve Board Chairman Ben Bernake covered up the fact that his staff recommended he not bailout AIG are being kept from the public. And a House Republican charged that a whistleblower had alerted Congress to specific documents provide "troubling details" of Bernanke's role in the AIG bailout.

Sen. Jim Bunning (R-Ky.), a Bernanke critic, said on CNBC that he has seen documents showing that Bernanke overruled such a recommendation. If that's the case, it raises questions about whether bailing out AIG was actually necessary, and what Bernanke's motives were.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

AIG was the insurance carrier for the Credit Default Swaps Goldman Sachs bought when they bet AGAINST the Mortgage-Backed Securities and California Bonds they were selling to investors. Had AIG gone down, Goldman Sachs would not collect on their bets, so Goldman Sachs went to their pet politicians, who went to Bernanke, who bailed out AIG, who paid off Goldman Sachs, who put the money in their pockets and called it good for the nation.


Jan 27 07:10

Germany Expresses Hope for February Sanctions Against Iran

“The issue of sanctions on Iran will be on the agenda when France has the chair,” Merkel declared at a joint press conference with Israeli President Shimon Peres, warning Iran that “time is running out” to accept their demands.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is simply pro-forma before various multi-lateral sanctions are put in place by various players, like the US, Israel, the UK, etc..

Merkel knows full well that no one can get China and Russia on board with more sanctions against Iran.

The UN will once again (as happened right before the invasion of Iraq) become "irrelevant", and those multi-lateral sanctions which will be put in place will be the prelude to the war which will inevitably follow.

Jan 27 07:09

Warning: Capt Bernanke's sinking U.S.S. Titanic

His character reminds me of Bogart playing the paranoid, obsessive Captain Queeg in "The Caine Mutiny." Remember that threatened Navy captain who navigates into a fog, panics, nearly rams a battleship? That's "Capt. Ben" in "Titanic II." And given his handling of our banking system and the global economy, he'll sink the Titanic. Capt. Ben's a tragic figure.

Worse, Obama's giving ol' Capt. Ben a second chance to pilot into new icebergs dead ahead. The Economist calls them "asset bubbles." Problem? Capt. Ben can't see through his ideological Greenspan/Reaganomics goggles, clouded by his obsessive allegiance to Wall Street's "fat cat bankers."

Jan 27 07:08

Scientists exaggerated impact of climate change, says Government's chief adviser

Scientists have exaggerated the impact of climate change and need to be more honest about how difficult it is to predict, the Government’s chief scientific adviser said today.

Professor John Beddington added that experts should be less hostile to sceptics who question man-made global warming.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The scientists only did what the politicians signing the grant checks asked them to do, and now the scientists will be the scapegoats to protect IPCC and Al Gore.



Lockerdome
Jan 27 07:05

Price of US Wars: $1 Trillion and Rising

The Congressional Budget Office’s newly released budget outlook notes that Congress has approved over $1 trillion in direct spending on wars and war-related activities since 2001, and that price tag is only getting higher as the wars drag on.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Yet defense spending is the only area where it appears President Obama refuses to cut funds.

Jan 27 07:04

Voters OK Tax Hikes On Wealthy, Businesses

Voters approved tax increases for wealthy Oregonians and businesses in a decision that will generate $727 million in revenue.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Both the wealthy and the businesses will simply pass the tax increases back down to consumers.

Jan 27 07:01

North Korea, South Korea exchange fire near disputed western sea border

North Korea fired artillery and South Korea responded with warning shots along their disputed western sea border Wednesday, but there were no immediate reports of casualties and the North later said its barrage was part of a continuing military drill.

Jan 27 07:00

Oscar-winning US filmmaker Oliver Stone says Adolf Hitler was 'enabled by Western bankers'

Adolf Hitler was a psychopath and a monster but rose to power thanks to big business leaders and other supporters who appreciated his vow to destroy communism and control workers, Hollywood filmmaker Oliver Stone said Monday.

Stone, who is working on a 10-part documentary on the 20th century titled "The Secret History of the United States," said the German dictator was "enabled by Western bankers" and managed to "seduce" Germany's military industrial complex.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Prescott Bush, Father to President George H. W. Bush and grandfather to President George W. Bush, was Hitler's main American backer.


Jan 27 06:57

On Holocaust Remembrence Day

Jan 27 06:55

The Holocaust Backfires

Israeli Propaganda Minister Edelstein told Ynet before leaving for New York. "The connection between the Goldstone Report and the international Holocaust memorial day is not an easy thing”. He is indeed correct. The true interpretation of the Goldstone report is that Israelis are the Nazis of our time. “We must learn the lessons from what happened” Says Edelstein, “then too, those who yelled out were told that Hitler is a clown and that all the gloomy predictions of the 1930s were nonsense.”

Someone should advise the Israeli Propaganda man that by now no one regards mass murderer Barak, Nuclear enthusiast Peres, warmonger Livni or ultra racist Lieberman as clowns. We respect them for what they are. Yet, we prefer to see them locked behind bars.

Jan 27 06:54

On the International Day of Holocaust Commemoration, Continue to Fight Anti-Semitism

Webmaster's Commentary: 

One has to find it more than ironic that a people who have a clearly-honed understanding of the horrendous outcomes of racism and hatred find it so easy to inflict their own brand of racism and hatred against the Palestinians.

And yes, let us fight all forms of racism and hatred, wherever they are found!


Jan 27 06:51

Ramping up the fear-factor - Former WMD Chief: Al-Qaida Awaiting Nukes

Jan 27 06:50

USS Liberty: Israel Attacks America & Kills; Not Muslim Arabs

Jan 27 06:49

Stimulus price tag soars as jobless rate rises

The economic stimulus bill's price tag has risen to $862 billion, the Congressional Budget Office said Tuesday — a $75 billion jump that's a result in part to the fact that, despite the spending, joblessness has risen and the government is paying out more than expected on unemployment benefits.

Jan 27 06:48

UK economy lies 'on bed of nitroglycerine' – top financier

The government's hopes of claiming credit for reviving the British economy suffered a severe blow today when the world's biggest buyers of bonds warned that the UK was a "must to avoid" for his investors as its debt was "resting on a bed of nitroglycerine".


Jan 27 06:46

Gagging order on David Kelly records could be lifted

Lord Hutton has responded to reports that a 70-year gagging order he imposed on records and photos relating to the death of the government scientist Dr David Kelly could be challenged by stating that the documents could be revealed to doctors.

In a U-turn, Hutton said the information could be released to five doctors who are seeking to reopen the inquest into Kelly's death.

Jan 27 06:45

Met police 'hamper' planned protests against Tony Blair

Anti-war campaigners planning to protest when Tony Blair appears before the Iraq inquiry on Friday said today they had been barred from going near the building where he is giving evidence. Up to 1,000 protesters are expected to rally outside the Queen Elizabeth II Centre, in Westminster.

Jan 27 06:45

Privatization: Resistance Spreads Worldwide to Raids on Public Wealth

The battle against privatization cuts to the heart of what capitalism is all about: the right of a puny few to help themselves to the wealth created by the many. Because of this, it's a battle that can be won only when the profit system itself is defeated. But, from the forests of the Amazon to the mines of China, every lesson learned and victory won by workers resisting privatization is a giant stride toward shutting down capitalism once and for all.

Jan 27 06:44

Vatican bank charged with money-laundering

The Bank of the Vatican has been accused of laundering USD 200 million by proxy through an Italian creditor, a report indicates.

The allegation of the Vatican bank's financial corruption has been made by an Italian magazine that pointed to the financial institute's purported involvement in stealth fiscal transactions —via several accounts —with Italy's UniCredit Bank, Russia Today television network quoted the Panorama magazine as reporting.


Jan 27 06:44

K NEWS TONY BLAIR 'WARNED BY 27 LAWYERS IRAQ WAR WAS ILLEGAL'

Senior Government lawyers told the Iraq inquiry that they advised the action had “no legal basis in international law”.

Last night it was reported every one of the 27 lawyers in the department advised the war was illegal.

Yesterday Sir Michael Wood, who was the Foreign Office’s chief legal adviser, told the hearing he warned the then Foreign Secretary Jack Straw an invasion would “amount to the crime of aggression”.

Jan 27 06:44

Is the Prosecutor Protecting Madoff's Fellow Conspirators?

Is the Prosecutor Protecting Madoff's Fellow Conspirators?

MADOFF'S PARTNERS: A DIRECTOR AND AN OWNER OF PRIVATIZED ISRAELI BANKS KNOWN FOR MONEY-LAUNDERING

The only thing made clear during Madoff's hearing was that he is refusing to help the government build a case against anyone else, which indicates that there are others involved in this massive fraud who are being protected.

Jan 27 06:43

£84,500 BONUS FOR MOD CIVIL SERVANT

Last night the father of a soldier killed during the Iraq War said: “This just beggars belief.”

Jan 27 06:42

Vatican Bank Top 10 Money Laundering Destination

According to one global source, the Vatican is the main destination for over $55 billion in illegal Italian money laundering and the number 8 destination worldwide for laundered money, ranked well ahead of such offshore havens as the Bahamas, Switzerland, and Liechtenstein.



Owl 2
Jan 27 06:42

The Silence and the Shield: Depraved Indifference to the Atrocities of Power

The men were evidently killed during "strenuous interrogation" -- i.e., they had rags stuffed down their throat while being beaten. When they died, a ludicrous story of a mutual suicide pact -- under impossible physical conditions -- was concocted by American authorities, complete with outright lies about the men being "hardcore" terrorists who killed themselves as an act of "asymmetrical warfare." The cover-up of these killings goes up to the highest levels of the U.S. government – and it continues most forcefully to this day under the Obama Administration. It is a sickening -- but most instructive -- story.

Jan 27 06:41

GAZA REPORT: "THE WALKING DEAD"

"I am overwhelmed with the enormous realisation that an entire generation of damaged children lay squarely at the feet of humanity, and humanity has slammed the door in their faces. I am haunted by this........it's their eyes"

Jan 27 06:40

Brazilian soldiers spray tear gas at crowd of Haitians rushing for food aid

Brazilian soldiers sprayed tear gas on a crush of Haitians seeking food from relief workers Tuesday, as international aid groups struggled to match the extraordinary demand for food two weeks after this country's paralyzing earthquake.

Jan 27 06:39

Extreme weather kills Mongolia livestock

It said 19 of Mongolia's 21 provinces had been hit by heavy winter snow and -40C temperatures.


Jan 27 06:39

Iraq war was a crime of aggression: The damning verdict of top Whitehall lawyers which No.10 refused to accept

Tony Blair and Jack Straw brushed aside repeated warnings from Government lawyers that they would not have a 'leg to stand on' if Britain invaded Iraq.

Devastating evidence at the Iraq inquiry yesterday revealed that every senior legal adviser at the Foreign Office believed the conflict was in breach of international law.

Astonishingly, Downing Street asked lawyers to assess what the consequences would be if Britain toppled Saddam Hussein without legal authority. When they received the lawyers' memo, No.10 demanded: 'Why has this been put in writing?'

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1246312/Chilcot-inquiry-Iraq-w...

Jan 27 01:31

DAILY MAIL: BLACKWATER, US MILITARY WORKING FOR TALIBAN DRUG LORDS

Secretary of Defense Robert Gates has been briefed by the Pakistani Military High Command that they are being overwhelmed by highly trained and extremely well armed militants in the border regions and terrorists operating across the country. We have been told by the highest sources that Blackwater/Xe and other US based mercenary groups have been actively attacking police, military and intelligence organizations in Pakistan as part of operations under employment of the Government of India and their allies in Afghanistan, the drug lords, whose followers make up the key components of the Afghan army.

Jan 27 01:27

Norway Pays Bitter Price for Mass Third World Immigration

The NRK report concluded that “not a single one of the offenders had a Western background. Four people have been arrested. In all other cases, the victims reported that the offenders either looked like non-Western immigrants, or they spoke a non-Western language. Not a single case has been connected to a Western man.”

According to official figures released in 2008, Third World immigration accounted for 25 percent of Oslo’s population. Data from the city and state statistics bureau shows that of Oslo’s 560,484 residents, 137,878 were immigrants.

The largest single immigrant group continues to be from Pakistan. Next in line is Somalia. Other countries with relatively large immigrant groups in Oslo include Sri Lanka, Iraq, Turkey, Vietnam and Iran.

January 26, 2010

Jan 26 21:43

Only 35 Subscribers Pay to Enter Through Newsday Pay Wall

In late October, Newsday, the Long Island daily put its web site, newsday.com, behind a pay wall.

So, three months later, how many people have signed up to pay $5 a week, or $260 a year, to get unfettered access to newsday.com?



Pixfuture
Jan 26 21:28

Escaping Amerika

The only way for a U.S. citizen or permanent resident to sever all ties with the United States is to expatriate. That is, you give up your citizenship and passport, or, in the case of a permanent resident, your green card, and live as a foreigner outside the United States.

Jan 26 21:14

Radiation Treatment for Cancer Causes Diabetes in Children

People who are undergo radiation therapy for childhood cancers are significantly more likely to develop diabetes as adults, according to a new study conducted by researchers from Emory University and published in the Archives of Internal Medicine.

Jan 26 21:13

Compact Fluorescent Lights Dumping Mercury Directly into Landfills

Waste runoff and ground seepage from landfills can contaminate rivers, streams, lakes, reservoirs, and underground water tables. Even though landfills are generally designed to minimize this kind of contamination, the rapidly growing usage of CFL bulbs could have disastrous environmental consequences if they are not disposed of properly.

Jan 26 21:10

Calcium and vitamin D supplements reduce the risk of bone fractures in everyone, young and old

In recent years, Big Pharma has produced a variety of widely hyped bisphosphonate drugs including alendronate (Fosamax), ibandronate (Boniva), risedronate (Actonel) and zoledronic acid (Reclast) that are aimed at preserving bone mass and reducing the risk of fractures. Unfortunately, as NaturalNews has reported, the more these medications are pushed on patients, the more serious side effects are being reported, from dangerous heart arrhythmias to dental problems, esophageal ulcers, abdominal pain and severe damage to the jaw bone. But a new study involving almost 70,000 people from throughout the U.S. and Europe shows that nutrients -- calcium and vitamin D taken together -- offer a natural, side effect-free way to prevent fractures.


Jan 26 21:06

Drug firms 'drove swine flu pandemic warning to recoup £billions spent on research'

Drug companies manipulated the World Health Organisation into downgrading its definition of a pandemic so they could cash in on a swine flu outbreak, it is claimed.

An inquiry heard yesterday that the WHO allegedly softened its criteria for declaring a H1N1 flu pandemic last spring - just weeks before announcing there was a worldwide outbreak.

Critics said the decision was driven by pharmaceutical companies desperate to recoup the billions of pounds they had invested in researching and developing pandemic vaccines after the bird flu scares in 2006 and 2007.

Jan 26 21:05

Gulf between rich and poor has grown under Labour and is now widest since WWII

The gulf between rich and poor has grown wider under Labour than at any time since the Second World War, according to a devastating report to be published today.

It paints a picture of a country shaped by inequality and an enduring system of class, with the children of the poor destined to live much harder and shorter lives than those of the wealthy.

Jan 26 21:03

Iraq war was a crime of aggression: The damning verdict of top Whitehall lawyers which No. 10 refused to accept

Tony Blair and Jack Straw brushed aside repeated warnings from Government lawyers that they would not have a 'leg to stand on' if Britain invaded Iraq.

Devastating evidence at the Iraq inquiry yesterday revealed that every senior legal adviser at the Foreign Office believed the conflict was in breach of international law.

Jan 26 19:39

Will New NIE Propel New Iran Policy?

President Obama is expected to announce the results of a new National Intelligence Estimate (NIE) in his bid to win support for tougher sanctions for Iran at the United Nations Security Council next month. The new estimate will likely reverse the 2007 report, which concluded that the U.S. intelligence community had “high confidence” in information that Iran was not developing atomic weapons. The new estimate is expected to focus on whether Iran’s supreme leader has given the green light to produce the bomb.



Owl 3
Jan 26 18:50

Google’s phone muzzles the foul-mouthed

Try uttering a curse word into the Nexus One, and the well-mannered device will automatically replace the offensive expression with a string of # symbols.

Thus, a jocular text message inquiring about a buddy’s whereabouts is transcribed as “Hey #### where are you?” on the Nexus One; A spirited rejoinder to a dubious assertion becomes “that’s bull #### and you know it.”

Jan 26 18:36

It's only human to rage at Israeli crimes

The upcoming trip by an Israeli-Arab member of the Knesset to Auschwitz is the latest chapter in the saga of seeing accusations of anti-Semitism used to smear the Arab and Muslim world. Mohammad Barakeh of the influential party Hadash will make the trek as part of an Israeli parliamentary delegation, which has predictably angered hardline Zionists who reject the idea of an Arab being allowed to participate in an official ceremony at a place with such symbolic meaning for Jews.

Jan 26 16:55

Climategators on Parade – honest climatologist Christy exposes inside of UN IPCC scam

“I was at the table with three Europeans, and we were having lunch. And they were talking about their role as lead authors. And they were talking about how they were trying to make the report so dramatic that the United States would just have to sign that Kyoto Protocol,” Dr. John Christy told CNN on May 2, 2007.

Jan 26 16:22

Nato says Afghanistan conference will raise millions to pay Taliban

Anders Fogh Rasmussen said it was necessary to "establish a trust to finance the reintegration programme" that would persuade the militants to lay down their weapons.

The Afghan president Hamid Karzai, who will pledge to tackle government corruption, will present a plan to reconcile senior Taliban leaders at tomorrow's meeting.

But the proposals will require huge amounts of money to pay for new jobs, pensions, land and even fund the relocation of senior militants abroad.



Taboola
Jan 26 16:20

Haiti Hypocrisy Hides Another War Crime in Gaza

Media opportunists have reached new depths of hypocrisy and ineptitude in covering the tragedy. Mainstream television networks and newspapers touted the overwhelming US military response, as well as other countries that were among the first to reach the victims in Haiti, including Israel.

Conspicuously absent from the kudos list were two of the first responders, Cuba and Venezuela.

Jan 26 16:17

Israeli hospital in Haiti ends operations

Israel's field hospital in the quake-ravaged Haiti ended its operations at 4 pm local time Monday.

"The cameras are going, and so are we."

Jan 26 16:12

Spirit is Now a Stationary Science Platform

After six years of unprecedented exploration of the Red Planet, NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit is no longer a fully mobile robot. NASA has designated Spirit a stationary science platform after efforts during the past several months to free it from a sand trap have been unsuccessful.

Jan 26 15:55

There is fundamental uncertainty in climate change, science tsar says

The impact of global warming has been exaggerated by some scientists and there is an urgent need for more honest disclosure of the uncertainty of predictions about the rate of climate change, according to the Government’s chief scientific adviser.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Start by tarring and feathering the scientists who exaggerated the claims, and the politicians and administrators who signed their paychecks and grant applications.

Jan 26 15:43

MEL GIBSON GETS MAD OVER ANTI-SEMITIC QUESTIONS

After starting out pleasantly, the interview turned nasty when Rubin - a Jew - asked the star about the time he reportedly made a series of unpleasant remarks to the Jewish cop who arrested him for drink driving over three years ago.
Rubin asked the actor, "Some people will welcome you back, some people will say you should never come back."
A seemingly offended Gibson sat forward and angrily asked, "Why?", before Rubin answered, "Because of what happened before. The remarks that were attributed to you."
Gibson returned, "The remarks that were attributed to me. I didn't necessarily make those comments," before asking, "I gather you have a dog in this fight? Do you have a dog in this fight? Or are you impartial?"

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Normally I would not bother with this story, but I feel I need to make a point.

It seems that Jews can make any public comment they want about Arabs and the media will always give them a free pass. But Mel Gibson makes a comment, in a private moment, and this idiot reporting is suggesting his career should be over?

Here follows some perspective.

"There is a huge gap between us (Jews) and our enemies ­not just in ability but in morality, culture, sanctity of life, and conscience. They are our neighbors here, but it seems as if at a distance of a few hundred meters away, there are people who do not belong to our continent, to our world, but actually belong to a different galaxy." Israeli president Moshe Katsav. The Jerusalem Post, May 10, 2001

"The Palestinians are like crocodiles, the more you give them meat, they want more".... Ehud Barak, Prime Minister of Israel at the time - August 28, 2000. Reported in the Jerusalem Post August 30, 2000

" [The Palestinians are] beasts walking on two legs." Menahim Begin, speech to the Knesset, quoted in Amnon Kapeliouk, "Begin and the Beasts". New Statesman, 25 June 1982.

"The Palestinians" would be crushed like grasshoppers ... heads smashed against the boulders and walls." " Isreali Prime Minister (at the time) in a speech to Jewish settlers New York Times April 1, 1988

"When we have settled the land, all the Arabs will be able to do about it will be to scurry around like drugged cockroaches in a bottle." Raphael Eitan, Chief of Staff of the Israeli Defence Forces, New York Times, 14 April 1983.

David Ben Gurion (the first Israeli Prime Minister): "If I were an Arab leader, I would never sign an agreement with Israel. It is normal; we have taken their country. It is true God promised it to us, but how could that interest them? Our God is not theirs. There has been Anti - Semitism, the Nazis, Hitler, Auschwitz, but was that their fault ? They see but one thing: we have come and we have stolen their country. Why would they accept that?" Quoted by Nahum Goldmann in Le Paraddoxe Juif (The Jewish Paradox), pp121.

"We have to kill all the Palestinians unless they are resigned to live here as slaves." Chairman Heilbrun of the Committee for the Re-election of General Shlomo Lahat, the mayor of Tel Aviv, October 1983.

"Every time we do something you tell me America will do this and will do that . . . I want to tell you something very clear: Don't worry about American pressure on Israel. We, the Jewish people, control America, and the Americans know it." - Israeli Prime Minister, Ariel Sharon, October 3, 2001, to Shimon Peres, as reported on Kol Yisrael radio. (Certainly the FBI's cover-up of the Israeli spy ring/phone tap scandal suggests that Mr. Sharon may not have been joking.)

" ... we should prepare to go over to the offensive with the aim of smashing Lebanon, Trans-jordan and Syria... The weak point in the Arab coalition is Lebanon [for] the Moslem regime is artificial and easy to undermine. A Christian state should be established... When we smash the [Arab] Legions strength and bomb Amman, we will eliminate Transjordan, too, and then Syria will fall. If Egypt still dares to fight on, we shall bomb Port Said, Alexandria, and Cairo." " David Ben-Gurion, May 1948, to the General Staff. From Ben-Gurion, A Biography, by Michael Ben-Zohar, Delacorte, New York 1978.

"We must use terror, assassination, intimidation, land confiscation, and the cutting of all social services to rid the Galilee of its Arab population." Israel Koenig, "The Koenig Memorandum"

Rabin's description of the conquest of Lydda, after the completion of Plan Dalet. "We shall reduce the Arab population to a community of woodcutters and waiters" Uri Lubrani, PM Ben-Gurion's special adviser on Arab Affairs, 1960. From "The Arabs in Israel" by Sabri Jiryas.

"It is the duty of Israeli leaders to explain to public opinion, clearly and courageously, a certain number of facts that are forgotten with time. The first of these is that there is no Zionism, colonialization or Jewish State without the eviction of the Arabs and the expropriation of their lands." Yoram Bar Porath, Yediot Aahronot, of 14 July 1972.

"Spirit the penniless population across the frontier by denying it employment... Both the process of expropriation and the removal of the poor must be carried out discreetly and circumspectly." Theodore Herzl, founder of the World Zionist Organization, speaking of the Arabs of Palestine,Complete Diaries, June 12, 1895 entry.

"One million Arabs are not worth a Jewish fingernail." -- Rabbi Yaacov Perrin, Feb. 27, 1994 [Source: N.Y. Times, Feb. 28, 1994, p. 1]

"We Jews, we are the destroyers and will remain the destroyers. Nothing you can do will meet our demands and needs. We will forever destroy because we want a world of our own." (You Gentiles, by Jewish Author Maurice Samuels, p. 155).

Now you tell me what Mel Gibson said that is anywhere near as morally offensive!

I dare you!

Jan 26 15:37

Goldstone found that Israel’s collective punishment policy in Lebanon served as a model for Gaza

As Israel prepares its response to the Goldstone Report, several articles indicate that its primary objective is to discredit the contention that it carried out, in the words of Ethan Bronner, “an official plan to terrorize the Palestinian population.” Today Haaretz reports that Israel’s response to the UN will seek to “reject most of the fundamental claims of the Goldstone report: it intentionally waged a punitive campaign against a civilian population, including the destruction of infrastructure.”

Jan 26 15:34

BBC: Osama is still alive. Really!

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"No kidding; Osama is still alive. Really.. Honest! We wouldn't lie to you. We're the BBC! I mean look at the great job we did reporting Saddam's nuclear we ... ummm ... okay, how about the wonderful job we did explaining human-caused global warm... Swine flu? Economic recovery? ... Merde!"

Jan 26 15:27

The 2010 DHS Surveillance Technology Wish list (or, What To Watch Out For)

A friend of mine saw the PDF and shook his head, saying, "Its always been about the same thing: The drugs and the downloads. What they've wanted all along." If this is true - and I think it is - then quite a few people are in for a surprise.... Five years ago, ten years ago, there would only have been hints...One could tell, however, that the new technology could easily handle substitutions.... Like one knows when they really want dissidents, they talk child porn; when they want drugs, they talk explosives; when they want file-sharers, well, they try not to say anything until the scheme is underway.

...Try to make out at what they take such urgent, deliberate, expensive aim.... What will become of this, of us? How far, given what we know, will it actually go? And what I really want to know is, what can I - can we - do about it? Hopefully knowledge is power. Tell people about this. Post it. Email it. Find other documents like it while you can. Download them, just in case. Let us keep what Freedom we have; let us figure out how to reclaim the rest.

Google Quick View: http://docs.google.com/viewer?a=v&q=cache:mXiMm6PugnIJ:cryptome.org/dh...

Google HTML Link: http://www.google.com/search?q=cache%3AmXiMm6PugnIJ%3Acryptome.org%2Fd...

Original PDF: http://cryptome.org/dhs-sandt.pdf

Alternate link with fulltext of document:
http://johannafausta.deadjournal.com/689.html

Jan 26 14:58

Court Rules That Mass Surveillance of Americans is Immune From Judicial Review

"The alarming upshot of the court's decision is that so long as the government spies on all Americans, the courts have no power to review or halt such mass surveillance even when it is flatly illegal and unconstitutional," said EFF Senior Staff Attorney Kevin Bankston. "With new revelations of illegal spying being reported practically every other week -- just this week, we learned that the FBI has been unlawfully obtaining Americans' phone records using Post-It notes rather than proper legal process -- the need for judicial oversight when it comes to government surveillance has never been clearer."

Jan 26 14:39

YouTube: Creators Provide Content for Free, Google Profits

YouTube has countless videos online, and, while there may be a statistically negligible percentage of creators who actually generate revenue, most videos are posted for free. Google, which owns YouTube, profits from advertising. It's the world's first TV network that doesn't pay for programming.

Maybe it's time for a YouTube Creators' Bailout?

http://wp.me/pKBYM-9R

Jan 26 14:39

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

I find it extremely odd that the assumption is on thousands of participants in a conspiracy. I, for one, find it hard to believe any conspiracy involving more than a handful of people but the fact remains that there have been conspiracies in our world, proven and not made up, that involved many hundreds of people. It's not a matter of opinion, it's a matter of fact.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Climategate proved that conspiracies can involve a few ringleaders aided by thousands of useful idiots.

Jan 26 14:13

Haass: Regime Change Is the Only Way to Stop Iran

The nuclear talks are going nowhere. The Iranians appear intent on developing the means to produce a nuclear weapon; there is no other explanation for the secret uranium-enrichment facility discovered near the holy city of Qum.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The facility at Qum was not "discovered"; it was announced by Iran to the IAEA, in accordance with the terms of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, which Iran is in compliance with, the US is not, and Israel has never signed.

I really miss the days when Newsweek could be trusted to report the FACTS.

Jan 26 14:11

Cave Reveals Southwest's Abrupt Climate Swings During Ice Age


"It's a new picture of the climate in the Southwest during the last Ice Age,"

Yeah, now when sugar daddy is heading for a countries with no extradition legislation.

Jan 26 14:05

Greek Cops Caught on Video Posing as Anarchists

Jan 26 14:02

Coming Tax Hikes Will Cause Greater Economic Collapse Than 2008-09

Government spending has already hugely increased, and so has the size and scope of government, but next year there will also be substantial tax increases for a great many Americans. ...Add on to all of these increases the biggest government deficits and spending increases (to 26.5% of gross domestic product from 21%) in half a century, the protectionism of free trade downsizing through the "buy American" requirements, China import restrictions, and the administration limitations of Columbia, South Korea, and Panama free trade agreements, and we have a very different, and not very prosperous, America ahead of us. ...

Jan 26 13:55

Pinellas County's $40 million shortfall will mean layoffs and program cuts

Pinellas County needs to cut spending by 10 percent to solve a $40 million budget deficit for next year, County Administrator Bob LaSala announced Tuesday...

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