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April 20, 2009

Apr 20 16:35

Spying on Americans: "Business as Usual" under Obama

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And I'll bet Jane Harman isn't quite as supportive of warrantless wiretaps as she was a little while ago.

Apr 20 16:29

NU's Katz reminds Emanuel he's Jewish

In the letter, a Hebrew version of which was provided to The Jerusalem Post by Katz's parliamentary aide, Katz wrote: "For many Israelis, this report is a cause for worry because it reveals a condescending attitude toward our prime minister and Israeli public opinion. This is an attitude that Israel does not expect from a real friend such as the US, and all the more so from an Israeli Jew who has succeeded in being appointed White House chief-of-staff."

Apr 20 15:01

MSG is being sprayed right on fruits, nuts, seeds, grains, and vegetables as they grow -- even those used in baby food

In the 1970s, reluctant food processors "voluntarily" took processed free glutamic acid (MSG) out of baby food. Today it's back, in fertilizers called "Omega Protein Refined/Hydrolyzed Fish Emulsion" and "Steam Hydrolyzed Feather Meal," both of which contain hydrolyzed proteins; and in a product called AuxiGro WP Plant Metabolic Primer (AuxiGro) produced by Emerald BioAgriculture (formerly Auxein Corporation), which contains both hydrolyzed protein(s) and "monosodium glutamate." AuxiGro is being sprayed on some of the vegetables we and our children will eat, into the air we and our children must breath, and onto the ground from which it can move into drinking water. Head lettuce, leaf lettuce, tomatoes, potatoes, and peanuts were among the first crops targeted.

Apr 20 14:49

Women, children among eight killed in new type of U.S.drone strike

Emigrate While You Still Can - Finca Bayano In Panama!

Finco Bayano
Apr 20 14:15

Settlers uproot trees from Palestinian lands in Hebron

The sources added, "The settlers are still assaulting the residents of Khirbet Safa, where they uprooted hundreds of grapes and almonds from lands owned by the Thalgi and Quqas families."

Apr 20 13:26

‘Superweed’ explosion threatens Monsanto heartlands

The gospel of high-tech genetically modified (GM) crops is not sounding quite so sweet in the land of the converted. A new pest, the evil pigweed, is hitting headlines and chomping its way across Sun Belt states, threatening to transform cotton and soybean plots into weed battlefields.

In late 2004, “superweeds” that resisted Monsanto’s iconic “Roundup” herbicide, popped up in GM crops in the county of Macon, Georgia. Monsanto, the US multinational biotech corporation, is the world’s leading producer of Roundup, as well as genetically engineered seeds. Company figures show that nine out of 10 US farmers produce Roundup Ready seeds for their soybean crops.

Apr 20 13:25

Source: FBI Spied On Tea Party Protesters Nationwide

Webmaster's Commentary: 

... which means real criminals had an open season on Americans for their criminal activities!

Apr 20 13:15

Major scandal erupts involving Rep. Jane Harman, Alberto Gonzales and AIPAC

But the real crux of Stein's scoop is that then-Attorney General Alberto Gonazles intervened to kill the criminal investigation into Harman -- even though DOJ lawyers had concluded that she committed crimes -- because top Bush officials wanted Harman's credibility to be preserved so that she could publicly defend the Bush administration's illegal warrantless eavesdropping program:

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And this is how Washington DC operates.

Apr 20 12:42

Welcome to the website of Professor S.W. Hawking

Due to very high demand, the website has been simplified to keep the server online. We apologise for the lack of in-depth content, which would normally be available here.

Professor Hawking is comfortable, but will be spending the night in hospital. The Cambridge University Press Office have a statement to this effect, and do not expect to have any further updates until mid-morning tomorrow.

Apr 20 12:38

Change is a cold certainty

Spirit of Enderby was blocked by a wall of pack ice at the entrance to the Ross Sea, about 400km short of Shackleton's base hut at Cape Royds. Zinchenko says it was the first time in 15 years that vessels were unable to penetrate the Ross Sea in January. The experience was consistent with his impression that pack ice is expanding, not contracting, as would be expected in a rapidly warming world. "I see just more and more ice, not less ice."

Rodney Russ, whose New Zealand company Heritage Expeditions has operated tourist expeditions to Antarctica for 20 years, agrees. He says ships regularly used to able to reachthe US base of McMurdo in summer, but ice has prevented them from doing so for several years.

Apr 20 12:35

Harman Is A Poster Child For What Has Been Wrong With Congress For The Last 8 Years

In a stunning development, powerful Democratic congresswoman Jane Harman has been busted via wiretap for promising the AIPAC lobbying group that she would get a couple of spies off the hook.

As Congressional Quarterly's Jeff Stein, Glenn Greenwald, Raw Story and others point out, Attorney General Alberto Gonzales blackmailed Harman into support warrantless spying on Americans by threatening to prosecute her for her little AIPAC episode if she didn't play ball.

As dramatic as that is, that's not Harman's only scandal.

For example, Harman was briefed on the use of waterboarding in 2002, and yet did nothing to stop it.

Apr 20 12:34

FLASHBACK - "AIPAC, Mr. Wolf Blitzer, Des Moines Register": dumped Kucinich

Apr 20 12:33

Censorship on Iraqi Resistance

NDHF is collecting all the News regarding the Iraqi Resistance and the humanitarian Situation under the Occupation, too. Google doesn’t allow its users to find this Website through the search engine, this proofs how effective NDHF in Supporting the Resistance became

Apr 20 12:25


In 1992, Harry Katz phoned the President of AIPAC, David Steiner, to offer contributions. Steiner proceeded to make several claims, including negotiating with then-candidate Bill Clinton over who would be Secretary of State, and had already "cut a deal" with Baker for more aid to Israel.

Unknown to Steiner, Katz taped the phone call and gave the recording to the media, worried that AIPAC's influence had grown to dangerous levels.

Apr 20 12:02

FLASHBACK - Pelosi & AIPAC put the Squeeze on KUCINICH!

Before the Nevada primary, Dennis was visited by representatives of Nancy Pelosi and the American Israel Public Affairs Committee — AIPAC. They told Dennis that if he would drop his campaigns to impeach Cheney and Bush, they would guarantee his re-election to the House of Representatives.

Kucinich threw them out of his office.

Apr 20 11:58

Instead of Bailing Out Mainstream Newspapers, How About Bailing Out Real Journalists?

Congress is again making noises about bailing out the newspaper industry.

But the mainstream papers - other than a select few, such as McClatchy - were largely cheerleaders for the Iraq war, and covered up (or - as in the case of the New York Times - delayed for a year so the story would not effect elections) crimes like illegal spying on Americans.

Instead of bailing out lapdogs for the government and mouthpieces for the wealthy, how about giving seed money to alternative journalists who actually report the news without pulling punches?

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I could use s few bucks! :)

Apr 20 11:57

Housing Bust Comes Roaring Back, Worse Than Ever

Due to the lifting of the foreclosure moratorium at the end of March, the downward slide in housing is gaining speed. The moratorium was initiated in January to give Obama's anti-foreclosure program -- a combination of mortgage modifications and refinancing -- a chance to succeed. The goal of the plan was to keep up to 9 million struggling homeowners in their homes. But it's clear now that the program will fall well-short of its objective.

Apr 20 11:54

Did Auto Czar Steve Rattner Help Scam New York Pensioners?

Steve Rattner, the money manager who is Obama's top adviser on bailing out the auto industry, is uncomfortably close to a criminal investigation into the New York state pension fund, newspapers reported today.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Side note: I am getting uncomfortable with all these "Czars" around here!

Apr 20 11:52

Earning contempt

I’d introduce him to two terrific guys I’ll call “Don” and “Ron.” A court-ordered publication ban means I can’t use their real names, the ones they received more than 50 years ago when they were baptized at St. Mary’s in Wilno, an imposing Catholic church their ancestors helped build when the first Poles settled Renfrew County 150 years ago.

Cousins and lifelong friends, Don and Ron share a painful biography that should be required reading in the Vatican’s gilded halls.

The two were victims of Monsignor Bernard Prince, sentenced in January 2008 to four years in federal prison for pedophiliac sexual abuse, though he could be paroled as early as this summer.

Apr 20 11:35

FDA Plans to Break Food Safety Promise to America

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) plans to break its promise to American consumers to timely upgrade the animal feed ban designed to protect U.S. consumers and the U.S. cattle herd against the heightened risk of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE, or mad cow disease).

Apr 20 11:34

'Americans first' gaining traction

Tapping into voters’ anger over growing job losses, a Senate Democratic leader and an Iowa Republican are ready to reignite debate on a bill that would tighten the rules for companies that hire highly educated, “specialty occupation” foreign workers.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And here is where all the cuts to education and the focus on political indoctrination (Global Warming, Holocaust, etc.) over science and engineering really comes back to bite us.

Apr 20 11:31

Israelis march against IDF 'murder'

Hundreds of demonstrators hit Tel Aviv's streets Saturday evening to protest the killing of an anti-fence activist during a recent rally in Bilin.

Apr 20 11:30

Crowd attends funeral today for teen killed by Taser

A large crowd filled Second Ebenezer Church Saturday to bid farewell to a 16-year-old boy who died after police zapped him with a Taser.

Warren police used the Taser, an electronic stun gun, April 10 while chasing Robert Mitchell, who dashed from a car in a traffic stop. Officers said Robert resisted arrest. He died shortly after he was zapped.

Robert, of Detroit, was a Detroit Kettering High School sophomore, who took medication for attention deficit disorder, his family said.

Apr 20 11:30

Iran Will Use Latin America to Attack US, Israel

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Israel is getting desperate to sell this war!

Desperate enough to use one of their nuclear weapons on a US city and then blame Iran?

Apr 20 11:26

What would be the timetable for Israel strike on Iran?

The timing of Saturday's Times of London article, which claimed that the Israel Defense Forces is training for an attack on Iran on very short notice, is certainly no coincidence. Israel is trying to make clear that even though the United States plans to begin a diplomatic dialogue with Iran, it holds a realistic military option against Tehran's nuclear program. Without a deal that assuages Israel's concerns, there may be no other choice but to attack.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

There can never be a deal that assuages Israel's concerns, because Israsl is supposedly afraid of something that doe snot exist.

We have already been down this road before with Israel screaming that Iraq was producing nuclear weapons underneath the power station at Osirik. Israel bombed the power station, then lobbied (and lied) for an invasion to destroy Iraq's nuclear weapons. Following that invasion, it was revealed that Iraq did not have nuclear weapons, and inspections of the ruined power station did not reveal any signs of a clandestine weapons laboratory (such as Israel is known to have at Dimona).

So, fool me once, and all that, but we need to stop paying attention to Israel's delusions.

Apr 20 11:18

Int'l organizations: Tens of thousands of Gazans are still homeless

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... and you paid to make them that way!

Apr 20 11:17

Bolivian president Morales links US embassy to alleged assassination attempt

President Evo Morales has said that an alleged assassination plot against him by Balkan mercenaries and an Irishman may have been backed by the US embassy in the Bolivian capital La Paz.

Police commandos shot dead three men last week in a hotel room in the eastern city of Santa Cruz, which was said to be the base for a conspiracy to wipe out government leaders and stage a coup.

Apr 20 11:13


So, on behalf of myself and What Really Happened, Thank you Jerusalem Post. Your smears will be welcome always.

Owl 1
Apr 20 11:12


Zionist supremacists from California to Occupied Jerusalem to Sydney are quite nervous these days as they watch many people around world getting themselves freed, slowly but definitely, from the shackles of Zionist propaganda.

For over sixty years, classical Zionist lies about the crime against humanity, otherwise called Israel, prevailed to a large extent. The black was turned into white, the white into black, the big lie was transformed into a “truth” glorified by millions. The impoverished and thoroughly tormented Palestinian victims were portrayed as “terrorists and murderers, even anti-Semites who were trying to finish what Hitler had started.”

Apr 20 11:10

Senate Newspaper Hearings To Begin May 6

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Corporate media has lost their audience because of all the lies about Saddam's 'nookular' bombs, and now they want a bailout!

There is an online poll whether government should save the newspaper industry. It's running neck and neck right now.

Apr 20 11:07

'Nonsense' to say crisis unpredictable

It was "crass nonsense" to believe the economic crisis was impossible to predict, Bank of England policymaker David Blanchflower said,

Apr 20 11:06

Credit Cards and Auto Loans: $2.5 Trillion Outstanding Consumer Debt. If you can’t find a Qualified Borrower or Buyer still lend the Money.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

... and when the loser you gave a credit card to cannot pay it back, jack up the rates on your good customers!

Apr 20 11:05

blimps over America

In 2003, the US military announced that it was adding old-style blimps to the long and growing list of aircraft (helicopters, planes, uninhabited aerial vehicles, satellites) that are going to used ensure America's "homeland security" in the coming years.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I think I understand the reason for the government's attempts to ban laser pointers. While a laser pointer isn't really a threat to a flight crew, one could be used to paint a bright dot on a slow-moving surveillance blimp to guide a home-made rocket to the target!

Apr 20 11:03

Iran's leader sparks Western walkout at UN meeting

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad accused the West of using the Holocaust as a "pretext" for aggression against Palestinians, prompting European diplomats to walk out Monday from a speech disrupted by jeering protesters in rainbow wigs tossing red clown noses at the hardline leader.

A U.N. racism conference on the eve of Israel's Holocaust Remembrance Day disintegrated into chaos moments after Ahmadinejad became the first government official to take the floor. Two protesters in wigs tossed the noses at Ahmadinejad as he recited a Muslim prayer to begin his speech.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Israel wanted this conference on racism stopped, and it looks like they got it.

Apr 20 11:01

Nano Tattoos

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute has been working on what they are calling “nano skins,” a composite of nanotubes and polymers. Their invention is flexible and thin enough to fit underneath the skin, without losing the ability to conduct electricity. That’s a lot of work for something so incredibly small. With these attributes, the potential real world applications of the technology are simply awesome.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

... like renting your forehead out as advertising space?


Apr 20 10:40

Sociopaths in charge

In the 1980s there was a banking crisis in the US
caused by fraud in the Savings & Loan industry.

How does today's crisis compare?

Twice as big, five times as big, ten times
as big?

Try 100 times bigger.

How did it happen?

The people at the top of the biggest financial institutions
were total crooks. Not a theory. A reality.

And the people responsible for solving the problem
are the same ones who created it.

Apr 20 10:39

Former Reagan Justice Department official Bruce Fein writes that Obama's decision to release CIA memos without prosecuting Bush administration officials flouts his constitutional duty.

Apr 20 10:39

Obama Administration: No Prosecution of Officials for Bush-Era Torture Policy

White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel said during our exclusive interview Sunday on "This Week" that President Barack Obama will not pursue the prosecution of Bush-era officials who devised torture policy against detainees, as laid out in memos the Obama administration released this week.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"We are above the law!" -- Official White Horse Souse

Apr 20 10:38

Hare takes aim at Israel barrier

British playwright Sir David Hare has followed a self-performed monologue about the Berlin Wall with another about Israel's West Bank barrier.

Apr 20 10:37

2 wounded GIs die mysteriously at BAMC

Both GIs were recovering in an Army warrior transition battalion, a system designed to improve medical care for wounded soldiers. Deaths in those units, however, prompted the Army's surgeon general, Lt. Gen. Eric B. Schoomaker, to tell the House Armed Services Committee last year that “we're seeing a pattern” of overdoses and suicides.

Apr 20 10:36

CIA torture exemption 'illegal'

US President Barack Obama's decision not to prosecute CIA agents who used torture tactics is a violation of international law, a UN expert says.

Apr 20 10:36

Israel protests at racism talks

Israel has recalled its ambassador to Switzerland "for consultations" amid ongoing controversy over an anti-racism conference being held in Geneva.

Apr 20 10:35

Wake up and smell the pepper spray. These 3,609 new laws are to control us, not protect us

The Metropolitan Police’s Territorial Support Group (TSG) are the aggressive offspring of the disgraced Special Patrol Group of the Eighties.

Apr 20 10:35

Outrage over Israeli It Ain't Half Hot Mum-style show

Critics condemn London show featuring Israeli Defence Force dance troupe as 'ghoulish and retrograde'

Apr 20 10:33

Secret police intelligence was given to E.ON before planned demo

Government officials handed confidential police intelligence about environmental activists to the energy giant E.ON before a planned peaceful demonstration, according to private emails seen by the Guardian.

Correspondence between civil servants and security officials at the company reveals how intelligence was shared about the peaceful direct action group Climate Camp in the run-up to the demonstration at Kingsnorth, the proposed site of a new coal-fired power station in north Kent.

Apr 20 10:32

The Rise of the Fourth Reich and the Weapons of War.

Israel is just like Nazi Germany in the 30’s. If we do not unite as a people against this emerging horror then we are all responsible for what happens and deserving of the consequences when they get around to us. There is no difference in the treatment of Jews, Gypsies and whoever else during the Nazi years than there is now in the treatment of the Palestinians. Just as the Nazis did, the Israelis are making war on all of their neighbors and using propaganda and lies as a justification. In many cases they are engineering terror events against themselves for which they then punish whomever they wish.

Apr 20 10:05

Waterboarding Used 266 Times on 2 Suspects

The 2005 memo also says that the C.I.A. used waterboarding 183 times in March 2003 against Khalid Shaikh Mohammed, the self-described planner of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

After 183 waterboardings, I would probably claim to have assassinated Lincoln, King, and Kennedy, and then shot down the Hiundenberg, Challenger, and Columbia, all with that same damned magic bullet!

Apr 20 10:04

The One Day Revolution: 535 Citizen Arrests on July 4th

Now, to be clear, we are not calling for violence. We are calling for The People to voice themselves, for The Angry Mob that is sure to be present at each and every 4th of July speech by our "Representatives", to speak loud and clear about how they feel about our current Congress.

It might start with the crowd booing during the Critter's speech.  (roflmao video! Perhaps next time instead of a beach ball, someone will bring a basket of rotten tomatoes ; o ))

It might start when one member of the crowd yells out, "I'm mad as hell and I'm not going to take it anymore!!!" (video) And then another yells out, and another....

Or maybe it will be the impassioned speech of one individual that will galvanize the crowd (video) into the realization at just how badly they've been screwed, and the realization that we outnumber them!

Apr 20 10:02

George Will Views 95% of Americans as "Unsuccessful"

Translated into current reality, Will is saying that because Obama has proposed to restore the top tax rate for the top 5% of income tax payers and cut taxes on the remaining 95%, this is "transferring wealth from the successful to the unsuccessful".

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Will is trying to goad people back into the debate over who should get more tax breaks, when the real issue is that we are ALL taxed way too much!

Apr 20 10:00

Official: Dissent Now Unpatriotic

Dissent was SO patriotic not so long ago, wasn’t it? Dissent against war, dissent against torture, dissent against wiretapping, dissent against Gitmo, dissent against rendition, dissent against government abuse of power. In fact, now-Secretary of State Clinton was quite vocal on the matter back in the day:

“I am sick and tired of people who say that if you debate and you disagree with this administration, somehow you’re not patriotic. And we should stand up and say we are Americans, and we have a right to debate and disagree with any administration!”

Right On, Hillary! You Go, Girl! Why is that all different now? I thought she said any administration. Heard plenty of cheers then. Only jeers now. Why is that? Wouldn’t be a double standard, would it?

Apr 20 09:58

Torture case lawyers may face jail for letter

A former Guantanamo Bay prisoner who accused a Bay Area company of flying him to foreign torture chambers for the CIA is at the center of a bizarre new case, in which his lawyers face possible jail sentences for writing a letter that asked President Obama to disclose how brutally he was treated.

Apr 20 09:58

Bush’s Torturers - You didn't really expect them to be prosecuted, now did you?

This last is key to understanding one good reason why no one is being prosecuted, and why the top Obamaites (although not their rank-and-file followers) are generously declaring it’s time to "move on." Going after the torturers, we’re told, would be too divisive. Well, yes, it would divide the Democratic Party, first and foremost, as the complicity of Pelosi & Co. is made all too clear and it turns out that torture is a bipartisan sport.

Apr 20 09:56

Muslims describe FBI offers to act as informants

The FBI has come under fire from Muslim leaders in Metro Detroit who say the agency is threatening or coercing local residents into informing on people in their communities and mosques.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Just like the Stasi used to do!

Apr 20 09:51

Russia Deploys the Black Sea Fleet

Russia has sent an official notification to NATO’s general secretary, Hoop Scheffer, proposing that "all upcoming military exercises planned in Georgia should be postponed or canceled.”

Apr 20 09:50

Big bank profits are bogus! Massive public deception!

A big bank CEO on a mission to deceive the public doesn’t have to tell outright lies. He can con people just as easily by using “perfectly legal” tricks, shams, and accounting ruses.

First, I’ll give you the big-picture facts. Then, I’ll show you how big U.S. banks are painting lipstick on some of the fattest pigs ever raised.

Apr 20 09:49

Rep Harman to Israeli Agent: "This conversation doesn't exist."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Oh yes it does!

Apr 20 09:48

Bank Lending Keeps Dropping

Lending at the biggest U.S. banks has fallen more sharply than realized, despite government efforts to pump billions of dollars into the financial sector.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Further indications that B of A's announcement of huge profits is more accounting tricks than reality.

Obama is pouring trillions of dollars into the wrong place in the economy. He is taking trillions of dollars from the taxpayers and giving it to the banks to loan back to the taxpayers at interest.

And we're not borrowing because it is absurd to be borrowing our own money at interest and second, with taxes clearly planned to increase and our jobs evaporating, who wants more loans?

Apr 20 09:44

Professor Stephen Hawking 'very ill' in Cambridge hospital

Professor Stephen Hawking, Britain's most famous scientist, is “very ill” in hospital, Cambridge University said today.

Professor Hawking, who works at the university, was undergoing tests at Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge.

A university spokesman said the 67-year-old physicist, who is best known for his book A Brief History of Time, was taken to Addenbrooke’s by ambulance. “Professor Hawking is very ill,” he added.

Professor Hawking suffers from motor neurone disease and is wheelchair bound. He speaks with the help of a voice synthesiser.

Apr 20 09:41

Big Bro’s Cybersecurity Act: A means to shut down the Internet

The net-net of all this is to create a net to bag the Internet, right now the only alternative media this country has. I forget who said, “in the process of protecting liberty, do not further steps to destroy it.” You get the drift. You’re netting out, if this bill goes through, with all news being carried by the not so trustworthy so-called MSM corporate networks; radio and print controlled by profit-making newswires and television by the Towers of Babel, the likes of General Electric.

Owl 2
Apr 20 09:40

Have you heard the one about the White House dog?

Have you heard the one about the White House dog?

His Barack is worse than his bite!

They called him BO-- short for Bail Out.

Apr 20 09:33

Did Jane Harman Help Persuade NY Times To Hold Wiretapping Story Until After 2004 Election?

Gonzo reportedly said he knew he could count on Harman’s support for warrantless wiretapping because she had helped persuade the paper to hold the story on the eve of the 2004 election. If you recall, the paper’s decision to hold the story until after the election was quite controversial, with some saying it changed the election’s outcome.

Apr 20 09:30

Bomb material found in Marine's luggage

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And JUST in time to deflect criticism for declaring returning veterans as potential domestic terrorist threats!

Propaganda doesn't get more obvious and heavy-handed than this!

Apr 20 09:21

Gonzales ‘blocked prosecution of Democrat who helped keep lid on wiretapping story’

A powerful California congresswoman who at one time appeared likely to chair the House Intelligence Committee was allegedly caught by an NSA wiretap in 2005 pledging to intervene in an espionage case involving Israeli lobbyists, Congressional Quarterly’s Jeff Stein revealed Sunday.

Quoting former senior Bush Administration officials, the article also alleges that Attorney General Alberto Gonzales conspired to drop criminal action against the then-ranking Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, Jane Harman (D-CA), because he needed her help when a firestorm of criticism erupted in December 2005 after the New York Times published details about the NSA’s warrantless wiretapping program.

Apr 20 08:53

Major scandal erupts involving Rep. Jane Harman, Alberto Gonzales and AIPAC

Jane Harman, in the wake of the NSA scandal, became probably the most crucial defender of the Bush warrantless eavesdropping program, using her status as "the ranking Democratic on the House intelligence committee" to repeatedly praise the NSA program as "essential to U.S. national security" and "both necessary and legal."

Apr 20 08:43


I wrote part one of ‘Instant Greater Israel: just add water’ in July of last year to demonstrate how important water is to the Zionist dream of a Greater Israel. The aim of this follow-up piece is to emphasise the importance of water to the Israeli dream of a Greater Israel in order to show the reasons why Israel is so intent on keeping the West Bank for itself and why Israel continues to covet south Lebanon up to the Litani River using the existence of Hezbollah as an excuse to continually attack Lebanon and eventually manipulate affairs in such a way that, one way or another, it will have access to the Litani River.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Ever think that desalinization might be cheaper than wars?

Apr 20 08:39

Israeli Spying: The Mother of all Scandals

So here is the mother of all scandals.

For two years, the FBI has suspected AIPAC of spying for a foreign country, and for those two years (and for decades before) that group suspected of spying for Israel has been reshaping the US Congress for the benefit of a foreign government.

And THAT is the mother of all scandals.

Think about that as billions of your tax dollars flow to Israel while your roads and schools crumble and decay and services are cut.

Think about that as the coffins come home with your loved ones inside.

Think about that when you and a million of your fellow citizens march down the streets of America opposing wars built on lies and deceptions and wonder why the government just doesn’t want to listen to you any more.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Relinked in light of Jane Harman being caught on a wiretap promising to interfere in the AIPAC espionage case.

Apr 20 08:37


Webmaster's Commentary: 

With Jane Harman exposed for interfering with the AIPAC spy case (isn't that obstruction of Justice??) it is time to remember just how many US politicians are owned by Israel (don;t forget that White House Seder) and yes, Jane is on the list for more than $100,000.

Apr 20 08:31

S Korea blogger found not guilty

ark Dae-sung, better known as Minerva, built up a huge online following by making largely negative - and accurate - predictions on the economy.

Apr 20 08:16


Webmaster's Commentary: 

Bank of America reports $4 billion in profits. But is it all smoke and mirrors accounting tricks or just leftover looted taxpayer cash?

Apr 20 07:45

Pirate Bay 'could soon be obsolete'

Politics aside, future victories for copyright holders are looking increasingly shaky as Bitorrent tracking sites such as The Pirate Bay are about to be replaced by applications such as the Tribler. Where the current crop of bittorrent filesharing applications need to be pointed at torrent tracking sites such as The Pirate Bay to find files, Tribler's searches are done over the networks of fellow bittorrent users, sidestepping centralised torrent tracking sites altogether.

Apr 20 07:42

Sources: Wiretap Recorded Rep. Harman Promising to Intervene for AIPAC

Rep. Jane Harman , the California Democrat with a longtime involvement in intelligence issues, was overheard on an NSA wiretap telling a suspected Israeli agent that she would lobby the Justice Department to reduce espionage-related charges against two officials of the American Israeli Public Affairs Committee, the most powerful pro-Israel organization in Washington.

Harman was recorded saying she would “waddle into” the AIPAC case “if you think it’ll make a difference,” according to two former senior national security officials familiar with the NSA transcript.

Owl 3
Apr 20 07:40

People are insanely pissed off! - Arizona Police Photo Radar Operator Gunned Down

FOXNews -PHOENIX — The operator of a state police photo radar unit was shot to death in his vehicle, which was parked on a north Phoenix freeway to nab speeders.

The shooting occurred just before 9 p.m. Sunday on the Loop 101 and 7th Avenue.

Apr 20 07:39

Using A Proxy Server Will Lead To Harsher Sentences

Some analysts believe this legislation is an effort to stop leaked US Government information from reaching outside sources, such as Wikileaks. The legislation will be voted on by the United States Sentencing Commission on April 15, and is set to take effect on November 1st. The EFF has already urged the Commission to reject the amendment.

Apr 20 07:31

Radical cheap: $1,000 homes NOT SO FAST! You are going to get stuck with a HUGE liability the banks are off-loading!

CNN Money - Les Christie The real estate market is so awful that buyers are now scooping up homes for as little as $1,000.

[Yes -they are, but these sucker-buyers are quickly finding out their huge mistake when city officials come after them immediately with fines, fees, often-enough criminal charges, and demands the new buyer have the buildings demolished and torn down at terrific expense (to the $1000 buyer). The banks are simply dumping their liability onto you when they sell you a $1000 home they left vacant oftentimes for 5 years. BUYER BEWARE OF THE PITFALLS!]

Apr 20 07:14

CIA fears torture prosecutions

The CIA fears some of its operatives could face prosecution for torturing high-level terrorist suspects, despite President Barack Obama’s promise of legal immunity.

Apr 20 07:06

Rubber to Decline 35% as Tire Sales Signal Slump - BUT OIL HAS GONE UP 50% SINCE OBAMA TOOK OFFICE!

Bloomberg - Rattaphol Onsanit -- The 42 percent, four-month rebound in rubber prices may be coming to an end as global tire demand plunges the most in three decades.


Apr 20 06:58

President Obama: Please Create a Financial Truth & Reconciliation Commission

Harvard Business Publishing - Rosabeth Moss Kanter - The Change Master or THE CHANGLING? - Populist anger is boiling all around us. An Economist cover proclaims "the war against the rich." A Wall Street Journal headline reads "small business versus bailed-out banks" with a photo of picketers demonstrating outside a Bank of America branch in Chicago (they also held a prayer vigil). Outrage over the AIG bonuses was widespread. Polls show that confidence in business executives is at an all-time low in the U.S., and not only because of failures in financial and auto companies. Retirees whose pensions have plummeted and homes have been foreclosed are probably too tired to protest, but the undercurrent of anger and blame is everywhere.

Apr 20 06:31

'Bail-out working people - Not the Banks'

A large-scale 'Bail-out working people - Not the Banks' teach-in' and mass mobilization planning meeting' scheduled for San Francisco May 9 is a hopeful harbinger of things to come.. This teach-in is heavily supported by organized labour and may well serve as a model for teach-ins in other areas. Such teach-ins can help to usher in a new era of greatly intensified grass-roots struggle against the power of finance capital in the U.S. and other countries with their anti-labour and anti-people policies.

Apr 20 06:26

Americans Live in a Fascist State

The merger of corporate and government powers in modern America is plain and simple fascism, believes Gerald Celente, the founder of the Trends Research Institute and publisher of Trends Journal. Celente takes an in-depth look at what AIG and Goldman Sachs really are and the people behind them; explains the policies of Obama’s administration, and the moral basis for a forthcoming new American Revolution.

Apr 20 06:21

Bush’s Torturers You didn't really expect them to be prosecuted, now did you?

The idea that the U.S. is in the business of torturing people, with insects, no less, is the kind of thing one expected to hear from Pravda in the olden days of the Cold War. It is on a par with the old KGB canard that the U.S. invented the AIDS virus in a secret CIA lab, or the Belgian-babies-speared-on-German-bayonets propaganda that played such a key role in fomenting U.S. entry into World War I. And yet – and yet, it’s apparently true, if this account is to be believed.

Apr 20 04:08

Climate Change or Health Care?

WASHINGTON -- Shortly after Congress returns from recess Monday, lawmakers will have to choose which Obama promise to make a higher priority -- overhauling the health-care system or addressing climate change.

(*Here's how the WSJ 'spins' it: Congress Inclined to Act First on Health

Apr 20 04:04

U.S. May Convert Banks’ Bailouts to Equity Share

The Obama administration has worried that Congress will impede any future bailouts. One way to solve that problem? Cut Congress out of the equation.

Apr 20 03:26

American militancy rising - Are would-be revolutionaries again choosing symbols of societal excess with which to marshall revolutionary fervor?

Portland Independent Media Center - April 19. Early morning, after the workers went home. Five windows smashed with rocks at McDonald's on Ocean St. An act of insurrection against work, capital, and the colonization of daily life.

From Alaska to Argentina, warriors unite! Don't wait for 2010, riot now!
Attack and destroy slavery and colonization everywhere!

[What's going on here? This seemingly innocuous bit of hooliganism is being portrayed and even encouraged in this Internet article as a new revolutionary zeal. Is there enough angry sentiment for this sort of protest to catch on? Stay tuned -is likely the best bet for what is possible in the coming months. Summer looks to be long and hot all across this vastly impoverished new America.]

Apr 20 02:40


The Obama administration quietly announced this weekend that it would
boycott United Nations international conference about racism and
discrimination because of concerns that the conference unfairly
singles out Israel for criticism…

April 19, 2009

Apr 19 23:18

Wiretap Recorded Rep. Harman Promising to Intervene for AIPAC

Rep. Jane Harman , the California Democrat with a longtime involvement in intelligence issues, was overheard on an NSA wiretap telling a suspected Israeli agent that she would lobby the Justice Department reduce espionage-related charges against two officials of the AIPAC...In exchange for Harman’s help, the sources said, the suspected Israeli agent pledged to help lobby Nancy Pelosi to appoint Harman chair of the Intelligence Committee after the 2006 elections

Apr 19 21:56

Dennis Ross Must Resign!

Help Prevent a War: Demand that Dennis Ross Resign.

Apr 19 19:48

17-Year-Old Behind Recent Twitter Worm Offered Job After Claiming Responsibility

For the social networking darling Twitter, it was a headache and potential threat. But for the young man behind the computer worm that attacked the micro-blogging site this week, it was a fast track to a job.

Called both "Mikeyy" and "StalkDaily," the pesky computer program crashed the tweet-fest for the first time over the weekend, leaving thousands of unwanted messages in its wake.

Infected accounts not only displayed posts left by Twitter users and their followers, but messages directing users to StalkDaily.com and saying things such as "Mikeyy I am done…," "Twitter please fix this" and "Twitter hire Mikeyy."

Apr 19 19:05


In the year 2008, the Lord came unto Noah, who was now living in the United States, and said:
"Once again, the earth has become wicked and over-populated, and I see the end of all flesh before me."

"Build another Ark and save 2 of every living thing along with a few good humans."

He gave Noah the blueprints, saying:
"You have 6 months to build the Ark before I will start the unending rain for 40 days and 40 nights."

Apr 19 18:48

Khalid Sheikh Mohammed Was Waterboarded 183 Times in One Month

So: two two-hour sessions a day, with six applications of the waterboard each = 12 applications in a day. Though to get up to the permitted 12 minutes of waterboarding in a day (with each use of the waterboard limited to 40 seconds), you'd need 18 applications in a day. Assuming you use the larger 18 applications in one 24-hour period, and do 18 applications on five days within a month, you've waterboarded 90 times--still just half of what they did to KSM.

Apr 19 18:45

Heavy Stuff

Oil companies have, naturally enough, extracted the easier-to-reach, cheap oil first. The oil pumped first was on land, near the surface, under pressure, light and 'sweet' (meaning low sulfur content) and therefore easy to refine. The remaining oil is more likely to be off-shore, far from markets, in smaller fields and of lesser quality. It therefore takes ever more money and energy to extract, refine and transport. Under these conditions, the rate of production inevitably drops. Furthermore, all oil fields eventually reach a point where they become economically, and energetically, no longer viable. If it takes the energy of a barrel of oil to extract a barrel of oil, then further extraction is pointless, no matter what the price of oil.

Apr 19 18:11

SAG Strike Likely Averted as Actors and Producers Reach Tentative Agreement

It looks like the threat of a strike by members of the Screen Actors Guild has been averted.

The union and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers announced Friday that the two sides have reached a tentative agreement on actors' contracts for film and television work. No details were released.

Apr 19 18:10

Columbine 10 Years Later

Certainly there are many interests that oppose private citizens being able to stop crime. Organized crime tops that list, followed by many polioce officials who see their own authority and pensions threatened by a public able to take care of themselves. Finally there are the pro-dictatorship forces in the US which see a disarmed and hyelpless population as crucial to their designs.

It is in this context that the very odd aspects of the Columbine shooting need to be examined. Looking back from a time when we know the government lied about weapons of mass destruction, and with 84% of Americans no longer trusting the official story of 9-11, it is valid to ask if Columbine was a staged event to trick Americansinto surrendering their Second Amendment rights.

Apr 19 18:06

Hawaii foreclosures soar 503 percent

Hawaii's foreclosure activity rose a staggering 503 percent in March, the ninth consecutive month of double-digit increases for the state, according to RealtyTrac.

Apr 19 17:43

A Warning About Spyware On Rightwing Blogs

Today I clicked over from memeorandum to the hardline rightwing blog Stop The ACLU, to see what the bloggers there had to say about an issue. Immediately, my Avast! anti-virus software and Spybot S&D software warned me that a Win-32 Trojan virus had been uploaded and was trying to re-write my registry files so it could snuggle in closer.

Apr 19 17:27

Obama's Environmental Disaster

Okay, I get it. Carbon dioxide is bad. It’s a pollutant. Thus, based on the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed finding on greenhouse gases, everyone is now a polluter.

This includes me

Pardon my sarcasm, but the EPA’s plan to equate carbon dioxide, the substance that we emit every minute of every day of our lives, with pollution—a term I equate with noxious substances like benzene, dioxin, and PCBs—seems like something out of a bad science fiction novel.

Apr 19 17:21

The Real Pirate Bay

Set up a torrent tracker, get fined, go to jail.

Join a bank, destroy the economy, profit.

Apr 19 15:37

Saying the IPO money TOTALLY ran out months ago, Yahoo plans to eliminate up to 600 jobs

The San Francisco Chronicle Verne Kopytoff -In an effort to jump-start its business, Yahoo Inc. is planning to cut up to 600 jobs, a person familiar with the matter said.