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April 7, 2010

Apr 07 07:56

Oldspapers and the Crisis of the Establishment

"People everywhere confuse what they read in newspapers with news."

~ A. J. Liebling

The gatekeepers stand at the gates, guarding who goes in and what goes out. But the walls have gaping holes in them, if they still stand at all. This has never happened before in world history.

As a result, the world's social order will change. We cannot see clearly what it will look like in 20 years or 50 years, but the changes inaugurated by the printing press in one century, 1450–1550, offer good examples of what will happen. The pace of change is much faster today.

Apr 07 07:55

We have seen evil, and it is us

Here is why we need Wikileaks — because when our soldiers carry out Collateral Murder, we should know about it. Good journalism should be exposing this stuff for us.

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Good journalism already did! ABCNNBBCBS are trying to catch up.

Apr 07 07:51

Senior SEC Employee Warns of Potential Municipal Bond Market Collapse

...we will see a big crisis emerging for some time in banks, hedge funds or derivatives, mostly because, like with a knockout punch, the risks that matter don’t come from where you are looking...

Apr 07 07:50

Your mandated daily dose of "Wag The HItler."



Emigrate While You Still Can - Finca Bayano In Panama!

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Apr 07 07:48

US Treasury Secretary Geithner to visit China

US Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner will visit China on Thursday, US officials said, as the two sides try to resolve deep tensions in their relationship, notably over the value of the yuan.

The US embassy spokesman said the talks would be closed to the media.

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The Chinese government is also very concerned, given the current state of the US debt, about their dollar holdings.

This meeting may be far more about what the US is going to do to get out of its debt than any flexibility with China's exchange rate.

The crawl on the bottom of the corporate news media this morning indicated that Paul Volker, economic advisor to President Obama, is proposing a Value Added Tax, as one sees in Europe.

One has to wonder, if Obama doesn't think he can get this passed by Congress, if he will do it via executive order, much as he is planning to institute the carbon tax by executive order.

Apr 07 07:46

THE LIE OF THE CENTURY

A recently declassified memo proves that the State Department reported the fact that the NIger documents were forgeries to the CIA 11 days before President Bush made the claim about the Niger uranium based on those documents.

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Relinked in light of the latest US Government spin that the war in Iraq is a success because of one election.

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Apr 07 07:43

First generation fat PS3s bricked by new 3.21 firmware update

If you've got an old-style bread-bin PlayStation 3 now would be a good time to switch off your internet router. The latest update from Sony's servers is causing nightmares for first generation PS3 owners, bricking their consoles and stopping them from connecting to the internet.

Apr 07 07:35

White House won’t deny report saying it approved killing of American without trial

CBS News' Mark Knoller noted that the White House had issued no denial of the report by Wednesday morning. al-Awlaki was born in New Mexico and served for years as an imam in the United States. He has not been charged with a crime, but was linked by US officials to linked to Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, the psychiatrist alleged to have killed 13 at and Army base in Fort Hood and Nigerian Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, the so-called "Christmas day" bomber who attempted to detonate a jetliner en route to Detroit.

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The approval of extrajudicial assassination is a very slippery slope upon which no truly moral nation which prides itself as being a nation ruled by laws, should ever step.

The reason I say this is that once this practice becomes institutionalized against alleged "terrorists", it can be legitimized against any citizen who harbors any position counter to that of the government, no matter how completely non-violent, and how much an advocate of non-violence, that person might be.


Apr 07 07:32

The Iraq war: still a massive mistake

Some observers have even spun Iraq’s March 7 elections as proof that democracy promotion via military occupation can succeed. Don’t believe the hype. The Iraq war remains a mistake of mammoth proportions. And Iraq’s election represents a pyrrhic victory, as the economic, political, and moral costs of the occupation far outweigh any benefits.

Apr 07 07:29

NATO Kills At Least Four Civilians in Helmand Air Strike

The NATO problems with civilian killings in Afghanistan are much documented. So much embarrassment has been caused by the repeated, massive civilian tolls that Gen. Stanley McChrystal has ordered that no air strikes be called in unless they are certain that no civilians are in the area. The policy seems to be doing very little.

Apr 07 07:28

'More Nasty Surprises' To Come from Afghanistan

On Friday, three German soldiers died in Afghanistan and Bundeswehr troops killed six Afghan troops in a deadly "friendly fire" incident. Meanwhile, Afghan President Hamid Karzai is continuing to criticize Western forces in his country. German editorialists see the moves as a sign of Karzai's growing weakness in Afghanistan.

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Puppets never have strength of their own.

Apr 07 07:26

Wall Street’s ‘Code of Silence’

Imagine being in a situation in which you knew you had to be quiet in order to advance your own personal career, rather than speaking up and blowing the whistle on irregularities and improprieties within your firm. This message is consistently relayed by many a whistleblower who has suffered from having tried to do the right thing. What is the result? Firms tout their virtuous values of integrity, respect, and excellence while effectively muzzling those who would blow the whistle on crimes and illegal practices.

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Wall Street took their lesson from the Catholics. It's okay to go on butt-@#%$ing the investors; just don;t let anyone find out about it! That is why Bernie Madoff-with-the-loot got away with his scams for 12 years!


Apr 07 07:25

Arctic Sea Ice Melting Season Posts Latest Start on Record

The extent of sea ice over the Arctic Ocean grew until the last day of March, the latest the annual melting season has begun in 31 years of satellite records, the U.S. National Snow and Ice Data Center said.

Cold weather and winds from the north over the Bering Sea and Barents Sea meant that the area of ocean covered by ice expanded through last month, the Boulder, Colorado-based center said today in a statement on its Web site. That’s two days later than in 1999, the previous latest start to a melting season since satellite monitoring began in 1979.

Apr 07 07:25

US War-Fighting Numbers to Knock Your Socks Off

For all the sand Iraq did have, from the point of view of the U.S. military it didn’t have the perfect type for making the miles of protective "blast walls" that became a common feature of the post-invasion landscape. So, according to Stephen Farrell of the New York Times, U.S. taxpayer dollars floated in boatloads of foreign sand from the United Arab Emirates and Qatar to create those 15-ton blast walls at $3,500 a pop. U.S. planners are now evidently wondering whether to ship some of the leftover walls thousands of miles by staggeringly roundabout routes to Afghanistan at a transportation cost of $15,000 each.

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Importing sand into Iraq???? And at taxpayer expense!!!!!

The biggest threat to the American way of life isn't Al Qaeda and it isn't the Taliban; it is the US Military!

Apr 07 07:18

As Iraq Threatens to Come Apart, US Problems in Afghanistan Mount

Washington once again finds itself dangerously entangled with the hostile policies, nationalistic interests and supporters, and personal ambitions of a foreign figure whom it counted on to serve American interests.

This time it is in Afghanistan, the latest in what, alas, must be described as America’s quasi-imperial foreign military adventures. This is a country to which the United States, at stupendous cost, and with stupendous effort, is transporting the greater part of the huge logistical and war-fighting apparatus it has deployed over the last seven years in Iraq. It occurs at just the moment when Iraq’s situation – which none (save the surviving admirers of George W. Bush) dare call victory – is threatening to come apart.

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"Invade them! ... Again!!!!" -- Official White Horse Souse

Apr 07 07:14

For 2 Grieving Families, Video Reveals Grim Truth

A video from the cockpit of an Apache helicopter was released on Monday by WikiLeaks.org, an online organization that said it had received the video from a whistle-blower in the military. The video has become an Internet sensation, with defenders saying the soldiers believed they were under threat and critics denouncing what they said were callous and bloodthirsty comments by the soldiers as they killed about a dozen people.


Apr 07 07:10

Machete used in anti-Semitic attack, Ottawa students say

A student supporter of Israel at Carleton University and an Israeli engineering student at the university say they are lucky to have survived an attack with what they say was a machete near a Gatineau bar early on Monday.

Apr 07 07:03

U.S. military goes hungry in Afghanistan

The United States Military is in the midst of a troop surge in Afghanistan, but the surge has caused the ratio of resources to troops to widen. Many American Forward Operating Bases are experiencing food and water shortages.

Apr 07 06:51

41 People shot in 50 Hours in Obama's Chicago

You see!!! "Gun control works!!!"


Apr 07 06:44

AIPAC’S WICKED DEEDS ON CAPITOL HILL

WITH ITS $80 MILLION HEADQUARTERS ON CAPITOL HILL and staff of 275, the American Israel Public Affairs Committee is a force no politician wishes to oppose.

At its March 22-24, 2010 annual “Policy Conference,” (”Demand Conference”), AIPAC was bombarded with Washington grovelers all trying to prove they are the bigger fan of Israel than the rest of the fawning pack of lawmakers.

Why? Because unlike any other organization, AIPAC has the power to end any politician’s career.


Apr 07 06:27

Israelis Not Only Kill Palestinians But They Kill Their Trees Too

The Israeli military has killed thousands of trees in the course of their raids in Palestinian territories. These acts have seriously damaged an already struggling economy...

Apr 07 06:22

Why Can't I Own a Canadian?

Lev. 25:44 states that I may indeed possess slaves, both male and female, provided they are purchased from neighboring nations. A friend of mine claims that this applies to Mexicans, but not Canadians. Can you clarify? Why can't I own Canadians?

Apr 07 06:16

How £300million was squandered on swine flu jabs that we didn't need

Ministers ordered 90million doses of a vaccine last year at a cost of £540million as panic over the illness gripped the country.

But as the 'pandemic' failed to materialise it soon became clear that the order was far too large.

The Department of Health tried to get out of the enormous contract but the drug firm, GlaxoSmithKline, refused to back down.

Yesterday the Government announced it had signed a compromise deal that caps the number of shots of Pandemrix at 34.8million - but, astonishingly, at twice the price first agreed.


Apr 07 04:34

Red Shirt Protestors Storm Parliament

The Thai have just shown us what to do with a corrupt government as protestors stormed parliament, ran over police and chased the SOB's to the roof of parliament.

April 6, 2010

Apr 06 21:14

American Monetary Institute (AMI): History of money, monetary reform, public action. 5 of 6

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The American Monetary Institute is the world’s leading organization for understanding monetary history and how to reform monetary policy. These six articles reprint AMI’s principle information, available at AMI’s website, with their express permission to share widely:

1.Explaining the need for monetary reform: the heart of our economic crisis
2.Monetary history: synopsis of Stephen Zarlenga’s The Lost Science of Money
3.How to reform our monetary system: understanding the mechanics of creating money
4.The American Monetary Act: monetary reform legislation for Congress (part a and part b)
5.FAQ of monetary reform
6.What can Americans do for monetary reform?

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Apr 06 17:44

Why there are no ‘Israelis’ in the Jewish state

Citizens classed as Jewish or Arab nationals

By Jonathan Cook in Nazareth

The head of the campaign for Israeli nationality, Uzi Ornan, a retired linguistics professor, said: “It is absurd that Israel, which recognises dozens of different nationalities, refuses to recognise the one nationality it is supposed to represent.”

The government opposes the case, claiming that the campaign’s real goal is to “undermine the state’s infrastructure” -- a presumed reference to laws and official institutions that ensure Jewish citizens enjoy a privileged status in Israel.

Mr Ornan, 86, said that denying a common Israeli nationality was the linchpin of state-sanctioned discrimination against the Arab population.

Apr 06 17:30

The United States Takes the Matter of Three-headed Babies Very Seriously.

One could fill many large volumes with the details of the environmental and human horrors the United States has brought to Fallujah and other parts of Iraq during seven years of using white phosphorous shells, depleted uranium, napalm, cluster bombs, neutron bombs, laser weapons, weapons using directed energy, weapons using high-powered microwave technology, and other marvelous inventions in the Pentagon's science-fiction arsenal ... the list of abominations and grotesque ways of dying is long, the wanton cruelty of American policy shocking.

Apr 06 16:46

SOUTH PARK - RED HOT CATHOLIC LOVE!

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No embedding, so you have to go to their site to see this. Tell 'em I sent you!

Apr 06 16:26

America: The Grim Truth

At least the citizens of the former Soviet Union knew that their news was bullshit.


Apr 06 16:10

Starsuckers Trailer

The full documentary is compelling viewing. Catch it if you can.

Apr 06 16:01

Failure of attempts to discredit the Goldstone report and its authors

There has been a prolonged and concerted campaign to discredit anyone who is brave enough to speak out against the Zionist policies of Israel. The list of academics, lawyers, activists, politicians and private citizens who have been lambasted by Zionists for daring to speak out against Israel is absurdly long and is growing every day. It is becoming almost comical how one can predict the tag of “anti-Semite” being flung at anyone who dares even raise a minor point of concern over Israel’s growing list of human rights abuses and breaches of international law.

Apr 06 15:58

Israel and the question of legitimacy

As the world wakes up to the reality of the colonial implant in the Middle East known as Israel, the hitherto unthinkable question of that implant’s legitimacy is on more people’s lips than ever before.

Thanks to the internet, which is allowing a growing number of ordinary people to learn the truth about Israel, and thanks to the brutality and barbarousness of the Zionist entity itself, the previously taboo question of how an essentially illegitimate and lawless rogue state came to acquire so much power and support in the United Stated and in the former imperialist powers of Europe is begging to be answered.

Apr 06 15:32

7.5 Quake hits Sumatra near Toba calderra


Apr 06 14:43

Why Don't Pro-Tax Taxpayers Pay More Taxes?

Hey moonbats of Massachusetts -- why won’t you pay more taxes? You’re always lecturing the rest of us how taxes are an investment in the future, the price we pay for civilization, etc., etc. But when given the option of personally paying your fair share, hey, come back here, you pony-tailed trust-fund recipient you. ...

As the deadline for filing 2009 state income taxes nears, once again the Beautiful People of Massachusetts are proving that while they enjoy talking the talk, walking the walk is another thing altogether.

Apr 06 14:42

Nietzsche on Hardship & Happiness –

British philosopher Alain De Botton explores Friedrich Nietzsche’s (1844-1900) dictum that any worthwhile achievements in life come from the experience of overcoming hardship. For him, any existence that is too comfortable is worthless, as are the twin refugees of drink or religion.

Apr 06 14:41

Long-Term Unemployment at Post-WWII High

More than three million Americans have been out of work for at least a year, according to a new analysis of unemployment data.

That represents 23 percent of the roughly 14.8 million Americans out of work and looking for a job -- a post-World War II high. For those 3.4 million Americans, the consequences from such a long time out of work -- a cost of the Great Recession -- can be calamitous.


Apr 06 14:37

“Science and the Taboo of Psi” -

Do telepathy, clairvoyance and other “psi” abilities exist? The majority of the general population believes that they do, and yet fewer than one percent of mainstream academic institutions have any faculty known for their interest in these frequently reported experiences. Why is a topic of enduring and widespread interest met with such resounding silence in academia? The answer is not due to a lack of scientific evidence, or even to a lack of scientific interest, but rather involves a taboo.

Apr 06 14:04

CNN versus Al Jazeera 17:20 GMT Monday 5/4/10

Apr 06 14:04

Keiser Report No31: Markets! Finance! Scandal! - Turning tin cans into gold, The Gulag Wallstreet Casino

This time Max Keiser and host, Stacy Herbert, look at the scandals of Tony "No Blood for Oil" Blair lying about selling the UK gold supply on "technical advice of the Bank of England;" a millionaire tramp in Sweden and a casino that refuses to pay in America; and, finally, the Irish 'Bad Bank' and the 'Celtic Chernobyl.' Max also talks to William 'BJ' Lawson, who is running for Congress in North Carolina's 4th District, about Ron Paul Republicans, the Federal Reserve setting fiscal policy and defining President Obama.

Apr 06 14:00

Peter Schiff: Alan Greenspan & ABC Challenge


Apr 06 13:31

Fox “news” continues CBS, ABC, CNN propaganda to attack Iran: today’s CIA Operation Mockingbird

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In the video clip from Fox below, Bill Kristol advocates US military attack on Iran because he predicts that Israel will attack Iran. This is propaganda for an unlawful war for the following “emperor has no clothes” obvious reasons. Fox "reporting" is also a manipulative variation of the same war drone I’ve documented from CBS, ABC, and CNN.


Apr 06 12:09

IMF: This Recovery Will Die Without More Stimulus

“Growth is resuming almost everywhere, but these growth figures are more related to public support rather than private demand,” he said at an event in the Jordanian capital today. “Until private demand will be strong enough and sustainable to provide growth it will be difficult to say that the crisis is over.”

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Translation: The only growth in the economy is the Federal government borrowing and spending on YOUR credit!

Apr 06 11:55

A GRAVE SITUATION …..

When Muslim graves are in the way of a ‘Jewish’ project in Jerusalem, the families of the bereaved are ignored and plans go ahead with the building…
When Jewish graves are in the way of a ‘Jewish’ project, plans are changed not to disturb the dead.
Even after death, Palestinians remain Second Class Citizens in Israel…..

Apr 06 11:54

New Sex Abuse Lawsuit Filed Against Diocese of Pueblo

Apr 06 11:53

IRS could tap refunds for health insurance penalties



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Apr 06 11:47

Catholic Church is A State-Sanctioned Paedophile Ring

There is some good news out of the Murphy Report. Since 2008, the Church has been putting prospective seminarians through rigorous psychological testing.

The bad news is that they don’t actually look for signs of paedophilia.

Instead, the testing is focused on what the Vatican coyly calls “areas of immaturity in development” including things like "rigidity of character; lack of loyalty; uncertain sexual identity; deep-seated homosexual tendencies, etc."

Apr 06 11:46

Analysis of Apache Gunship killing Iraqis Ploughing a field

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Here is another example of the trigger-happy Apache pilots. I am a farm kid myself, and I understand the use of ploughing poles when countour ploughing, as a guide for the tractor driver. But the Apache pilots, conditioned to see any long object as a weapon, and apparently your typical clueless city dweller unable to understand that farmers use a lot of harmless long objects in their work, hose these guys down with their chain gun.

Apr 06 11:35

OH-58 Kiowa Helicopter Night Video of Couple

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Well, at least they didn't machine gun these people!

Apr 06 11:17

MUST READ!! Your Land: Collateral for the National Debt

I consider Wayne Hage one of the most intelligent men I ever met. On our very first visit he was explaining the World Bank, the International Monetary fund and how the world bankers planned on collateralizing the world debt with land. Not just the U.S. national debt, but also the "WORLD" debt. A listener sent me a copy of a report of the FOURTH WORLD WILDERNESS CONGRESS, which was held in Denver in 1987. Over 1500 people from sixty countries were told that wilderness lands were to protect the reindeer, the spotted owl and other endangered species. Ninety percent of the group consisted of conservationists, ecologists, government and United Nations bureaucrats.


Apr 06 09:55

Sex Abuse Victims' Groups Outraged By Vatican Decision to Clear Accused Priest

Catholic sex-abuse victims' groups are decrying a Vatican decision to clear a former high-ranking Long Island priest, and longtime friend of former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, of sex-abuse allegations.

The Diocese of Rockville Centre announced on Friday that the Catholic Church had found Monsignor Alan Placa not guilty of molesting teenage boys, an allegation that first surfaced in a local grand jury investigation in 2002. The grand jury report concluded that Placa could not be prosecuted criminally because the statute of limitations had expired.

Apr 06 09:53

CLIMATEGATE - Was the Arctic Ice Cap 'Adjusted'?

Using the raw data from NSIDC, I was able to reproduce its results for "extent." My calculations using the raw data showed a decline of 2.6% per decade, just as NSIDC said. So far, so good. (Or bad, depending on your point of view.)

However, the "area" is a different story. Just by eyeball, no trend is apparent. In fact, calculations say it is growing 0.3% per decade!

That is simply astounding. The Arctic sea ice that is actually measured by imaging sensors is growing, not shrinking at all. Shout it from the rooftops: we are saved!

Apr 06 09:50

America's future? U.S. cities going bust

Public employee pensions burdening states, localities

Apr 06 09:44

California's $500-billion pension time bomb

The state of California's real unfunded pension debt clocks in at more than $500 billion, nearly eight times greater than officially reported.

That's the finding from a study released Monday by Stanford University's public policy program, confirming a recent report with similar, stunning findings from Northwestern University and the University of Chicago.

To put that number in perspective, it's almost seven times greater than all the outstanding voter-approved state general obligation bonds in California.

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"Where is that damned pandemic that targets old people when you really need it!" -- The Governator



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Apr 06 09:38

Second School Evacuated Due to Suspicious Substance

The secretary at Ethridge, who said the substance made her feel itchy, was transported to Baylor Hospital in Garland as a precaution and placed in a negative pressure room. Students were evacuated to nearby North Garland High School.

Firefighters in HAZMAT suits entered the school and are taking possession of the substance. They hope to have the substance analyzed by 11 a.m.

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And who to frame for it all by the press conference at noon! :)

Apr 06 09:34

Court: FCC has no power to regulate Net neutrality

The Federal Communications Commission does not have the legal authority to impose strict Net neutrality regulations on Internet providers, a federal appeals court ruled Tuesday.

Apr 06 09:30

Federal Appeals Court rules against Net Neutrality

A federal appeals court ruled Tuesday that the Federal Communications Commission lacks the authority to require broadband providers to give equal treatment to all Internet traffic flowing over their networks.

Apr 06 09:23

CLIMATEGATE: A CRIME AGAINST HUMANITY

"The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary." -- H.L. Mencken (1918)

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The global warming cult is back with the spring, with a fresh bottle of snake oil to sell you!

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Apr 06 09:21

I warned you that the Global Warming Cult was gonna come back at you with their lies!

Apr 06 09:14

ExxonMobil paid no federal income tax in 2009.

Last week, Forbes magazine published what the top U.S. corporations paid in taxes last year. “Most egregious,” Forbes notes, is General Electric, which “generated $10.3 billion in pretax income, but ended up owing nothing to Uncle Sam. In fact, it recorded a tax benefit of $1.1 billion.” Big Oil giant Exxon Mobil, which last year reported a record $45.2 billion profit, paid the most taxes of any corporation, but none of it went to the IRS:

Apr 06 09:06

Doug Casey: Making Terrorism Your Friend

Doug Casey: Making Terrorism Your Friend

(Interviewed by Louis James, Editor, International Speculator)

Almost exactly three years before the 9/11 attacks, Doug Casey had one of his famous Guru Moments, writing in the September 1998 edition of the International Speculator:

Apr 06 09:04

Lesley Docksey: Pontius Pilate Washes His Hands

In 2004, Theo van Boven, the UN Special Rapporteur on Torture, highlighted the link between the "war on terror" and the increased use of torture for interrogation purposes (1). Of all the horror committed in this war, torture reigns. It is used to "obtain intelligence", even though no useful information is ever gained that way. Torturers use it for three reasons: because they can, because they want to and because making the victims say what the torturer wants reinforces their own skewed views. The one thing torture does is to create terror. It has become the supreme terrorism and the United Kingdom is involved.

Apr 06 09:02

Simpsons in IsraHell, check it out before it is taken down

A comical glimpse into Israeli collective madness

If it wasn't so tragic, it would be funny.

Video at link.

Apr 06 09:02

Catholic Church Delivers Astonishing Pedophilia Rationalization in Geneva

The statement petulantly complained that other religions had problems with sex abuse, too (true, but irrelevant in terms of the Catholic Church's need to account for its endemic sex abuse), that Protestant churches' and Jewish communities' problems were worse than the Catholic Church's problems (probably not true, but also irrelevant), that "only" 1.5%-5% of Catholic clergy were involved in child sex abuse (there are about 1,500,000 Catholic clergy worldwide; "only" 1.5% of that is still about 2250 22,500 sex predators), and then let loose the unmitigated bigotry against gay men.

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The bottom line is that it is impossible to reconcile even a single incident of child sexual abuse by the clergy with the claim that there is a God who responds to prayer, because every parent of every molested child did indeed pray to that God that their child be kept safe from harm.

Clearly, nobody was there to take the call.

From the actions of the clergy, it is clear they are not afraid of a wrathful diety, or that their attacks on children will send them into the less-than-tender mercies of devils after death. But they are afraid of the lawyers!

Every single molested child is a statement for all the world to see that there is no god, and the clergy themselves know that.

Apr 06 08:59

How Americans are propagandized about Afghanistan

What is clear -- yet again -- is how completely misinformed and propagandized Americans continue to be by the American media, which constantly "reports" on crucial events in Afghanistan by doing nothing more than mindlessly and unquestioningly passing along U.S. government claims as though they are fact.

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The corporate media has long since lost any trust they might have had from thinking Americans, because they simply regurgitate what the White House, Pentagon, and State Department tell them is the way to spin any story, and refuse to tell the truth.

Apr 06 08:57

Indian, US scientists question Big Bang theory

An Indian and an American scientist have questioned the Big Bang theory, saying it does not serve as a viable explanation for the origin of the universe.

The research papers of Ashwini Kumar Lal of India's Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation and Rhawn Joseph of Northern California's Brain Research Laboratory have been accepted for publication in the April issue of the peer-reviewed Harvard journal, Journal of Cosmology.

The research papers come even as scientists at Geneva's European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) are in the midst of experiments on the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) recreating conditions of the beginning of the universe.

Apr 06 08:54

Could Karzai Become an Enemy of the West?

Tensions between Afghan President Hamid Karzai and the Obama Administration seem to be growing by the minute, with a weekend speech in which Karzai threatened to join the Taliban fueling resentment on both sides.

Karzai’s faux-outrage at Western interference is nothing new, but the first indication that this rift could be moving beyond rhetoric came today, when Karzai canceled a planned visit to a NATO base in Kandahar province, a move US officials are calling a “victory for the Taliban.”

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And the folks in the State Department, Pentagon, and White House never saw this coming?!?

Karzai could well shock his Western allies by demanding a "Status of Force Agreement" which would have US and NATO forces out of the country very quickly and far before those pipelines have been installed with which the US was hoping to control the flow of Eurasian oil!

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Apr 06 08:44

Israel Warns Palestine Not To Declare State

Israel's hard-line foreign minister warned Palestinians against plans to unilaterally declare independence next year, saying in an interview Tuesday that such a move could prompt Israel to annex parts of the West Bank and annul past peace agreements.

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The problem with Lieberman's warning is that Israel is simply poised to annex more and more of the West Bank, Gaza, and East Jerusalem anyway, regardless of whether Palestinians unilaterally declare their independence next year or not.

And a note to Hamas and Fatah; the Palestinian people need you to be speaking with one voice to Israel and the world.

Unless and until that happens, real prospects for both a viable Palestinian state and peace are becoming more remote by the second.

Apr 06 08:35

Judge dismisses scores of Guantanamo habeas cases

A federal judge has dismissed more than 100 habeas corpus lawsuits filed by former Guantanamo captives, ruling that because the Bush and Obama administrations had transferred them elsewhere, the courts need not decide whether the Pentagon imprisoned them illegally.

Hogan's ruling, issued last Thursday, but not widely publicized, closed the files on 105 habeas corpus petitions, many of which had been pending for years as the Bush administration resisted the right of civilian judges to intervene in military detentions. The U.S. Supreme Court resolved that issue in 2008, ruling in Boumediene v. Bush that the detainees could challenge their captivity in civilian court.

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I hope this decision gets appealed.

Many of the people who wound up at Gitmo were either at the most absolutely wrong place at the worst possible time, or got turned in for a bounty by local people eager for the cash that the US was handing out like candy to find "alleged terrorists."

Apr 06 08:21

We're From the Government; We're Here to "Help" You to Death

Any day that begins with the arrival of armed strangers on one's doorstep is going to end badly. Despite her afflictions, Stuckey was lucid enough to understand that principle, and she did the entirely rational thing: She bluntly invited the police to direct their unwanted attention elsewhere. Since she wasn't suspected of a crime, that should have ended the matter.

But the police weren't investigating a crime. They were carrying out a much more dangerous function: They were there to "help" Stuckey, whether or not this would be appropriate, and her desires were irrelevant to the matter.

Apr 06 08:21

The iPad's downfall

Is all that chatter about the iPad being nothing more than an oversized iPod Touch finally starting to sink in? I mean, everyone knew the iPad was a luxury item - but are people who believed that they had to have one suddenly asking themselves why? Quite frankly, that’s something they have to answer for themselves. For me, if the money weren’t an issue, I still wouldn’t be dropping that grand - at least not yet.

Apr 06 08:19

Iran rejects US claim of arms aid to Afghan militants

Iran has rejected accusations by the top US military commander that it is providing weapons to the militants in Afghanistan.

The US Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Admiral Mike Mullen claimed in a Kabul news conference that Iran has shipped arms to Taliban militants in Kandahar.

In a statement released on Monday, the Iranian Embassy in Kabul rejected the charges as “recurring allegations” and a sort of “fabrication” by the US in order to justify its defeat in Afghanistan.

Apr 06 08:18

Investigation reveals numerous bogus claims on Obama resume

According to a special report issued by 'the Blogging Professor,' the Chicago Law School faculty hated Obama. The report states that Obama was unqualified, that he was never a 'constitutional professor and scholar,' and that he never served as editor of the Harvard Law Review while a student at the school.

The real truth is that Barack Obama was merely an 'instructor' at Chicago Law School, not a professor. Commonly, instructors are non-tenure-track teachers hired by colleges and universities to teach certain courses for a salary that is well below that of Associate Professors or full Professors.

Apr 06 08:16

After waiting a day, CNN finally reports on the Wikileaks video showing US attack on Reuter's journalists.

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And it appears my comment on yesterday's radio show was accurate; what the Apache pilots claimed were AK-47's were cameras with telephoto lenses.

Apr 06 08:10

What The Top U.S. Companies Pay In Taxes

As you work on your taxes this month, here's something to raise your hackles: Some of the world's biggest, most profitable corporations enjoy a far lower tax rate than you do--that is, if they pay taxes at all.

The most egregious example is General Electric ( GE - news - people ). Last year the conglomerate generated $10.3 billion in pretax income, but ended up owing nothing to Uncle Sam. In fact, it recorded a tax benefit of $1.1 billion.

Apr 06 08:05

Catholic church reluctant to release residential schools records

The Roman Catholic Church is balking at the release of Indian residential schools documents that name individual church members, insisting its concern is purely about respecting Canada’s privacy laws and not an attempt to cover up new allegations of abuse.

But the research director for Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission says the denominations involved in residential schools are being unco-operative, and suggests the Catholic church in particular fears more abuse stories will come out against living members.

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Remember that in this case, we are talking about more than just sexual and physical abuses; we are talking about outright deaths at the hands of the Catholic staff.

Apr 06 08:02

iPad users report app failures and charging problems

Apple has maintained its silence over reports about glitches with its new tablet computer. New iPad owners have posted comments on Apple forums claiming that their wi-fi was poor or fluctuating, where other internet devices worked well. Today, new reports suggested there could also be issues with charging the device and compatibility with apps designed for the iPhone.

“Casa de Trevino” from California said: “Having same problem with wi-fi being weak and constantly fluctuating. I have to keep entering my password to regain access to my network after having lost a signal. Two iPhones and two MacBooks showing full signal with no interrupts. Certainly hope this is fixable. Too pricey of a toy for it to have this issue right out of box.”

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Welcome to my world.

Apr 06 08:00

WHY CHRISTIANS SHOULD NOT SUPPORT ISRAEL FROM A TO X - NEXT IN SERIES

Apr 06 07:59

Babelfish blamed for Papal smear

But the Catholic News Agency said that the translation of this document may have affected both the Archdiocese of Milwaukee’s treatment of the case and last year's reporting about it.

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"Okay, the flock didn't buy the 'the other religions all do it' excuse. The 'if they cum, they aren't really children' excuse didn't fly. We ran 'petty gossip' up the flagpole and nobody saluted. Let's try saying it was a computer failure! " -- His Holinessness

Apr 06 07:57

Iraq Bombings Raise Fears of Resurgent Violence

— Deadly blasts shook Baghdad for the second time in three days on Tuesday, deepening fears that Iraq was teetering on the edge of a new outbreak of insurgent and sectarian violence, security officials said.

At least seven bombings of both Shiite and Sunni residential areas of the capital killed 35 people and wounded more than 140, and came against a backdrop of continuing political instability after March 7 parliamentary elections rendered a fractured result that has left no single group with the ability to form a government.

Apr 06 07:54

The two hand-written notes from Apollo 13 crew that show how astronauts saved stricken space mission

These two bits of paper with notes hastily scrawled across them are actually part of the emergency checklist that helped save the crew of the doomed Apollo 13 space mission.

Astronauts marked the cards with critically important instructions after an explosion crippled their craft, prompting the famous 'Houston, we have a problem' line.

The record is a real time step-by-step account of how the crew set about powering down the craft in order to conserve enough power for them to get back to Earth.

Apr 06 07:53

Apple's new iPad hit by technical glitches as users complain they are unable to connect to the internet

The launch of Apple's long-awaited iPad has been marred by reports of the device having technical problems connecting to wi-fi networks.

Apple sold more than 300,000 iPads on its launch day in the U.S. on Saturday. This figure includes pre-orders of the touch-screen device that blends features of the iPhone, electronic book readers and tablet computers.

But many new users have posted comments on Apple forums reporting that their iPad has little or no wireless internet signal when their other wi-fi devices work with no issues at all.

Apr 06 07:52

Wayne County news: CIA staffer gets jail for fake reports

A former CIA employee from Royal Oak was sentenced to two months in prison and six months of home confinement Monday for submitting fabricated background investigation reports on job applicants.

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So when the CIA tells you something, like how the Iranian nuclear scientist kidnapped from Iran was really a defector and how even though you cannot be allowed to see or hear him yourself he is blowing the whistle on Iran's bomb making factory hidden under Ahmadinejad's bed, you can trust them!

Apr 06 07:45

Rachel Maddow, McCarthyite The FBI, the left, and the war on "extremism" by Justin Raimondo

In good times, the fear is somewhat subtle: discontent, albeit ever-present, is masked by prosperity and contained; in bad times, the fear overflows into the everyday life of the citizenry, which is viewed with the utmost suspicion by the ruling elite. In Washington, they’re wondering: how long will they put up with it?

Today, the answer to that question is: not much longer....

Apr 06 07:44

Collateral Murder

5th April 2010 10:44 EST WikiLeaks has released a classified US military video depicting the indiscriminate slaying of over a dozen people in the Iraqi suburb of New Baghdad -- including two Reuters news staff.

Reuters has been trying to obtain the video through the Freedom of Information Act, without success since the time of the attack. The video, shot from an Apache helicopter gun-site, clearly shows the unprovoked slaying of a wounded Reuters employee and his rescuers. Two young children involved in the rescue were also seriously wounded.

The military did not reveal how the Reuters staff were killed, and stated that they did not know how the children were injured.

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Apr 06 07:40

Obama Policy Retains Right to Nuke Iran

The loophole will insist that the only non-nuclear states free of preemptive nuking are those which are “in compliance with their nonproliferation obligations.” This would, at least from the administration’s perspective, leave open the possibility of attacking Iran with nuclear weapons.

Iran would certainly argue that they are in compliance, of course, but exactly what these obligations are is never altogether clear to the public (the IAEA safeguards agreements are not made public) and President Obama has made clear that he believes Iran is not.

Apr 06 07:31

"Fraud is the business model"

Apr 06 07:30

DON’T YOU DARE LOOK INTO MY EYES!

The Israeli police arrested five youths aged between (20 – 30 years) who were present at the scene and took them to an unknown destination.

The Israeli police claimed that the civilians made eye contact with them during their roaming in the place so they attacked them, which left the people wondering about the sin that they have committed to deserve such a vicious attack.

Apr 06 07:15

Andrew Maguire finally exposes systemic fraud by CFTC & JPMorgan

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