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June 26, 2009

Jun 26 06:50

TWO Dreyfus Affairs: From Hero to Zero

By the end of the Dreyfus Affair, there was a new political movement – complete with a ‘Founding Father’ – as well as a new, very widely-used term.....The new ‘Founding Father’ was Theodor Herzl – and the movement Zionism. The new term? ‘Anti-Semitism’...
It’s also noteworthy that the initial ingress of separatist Jewish settlers into Palestine dates from the 1880s, long before Herzl’s involvement; it was funded by Baron Edmund James de Rothschild.
Seen in this historical context, The Dreyfus Affair was what in modern times we call a ‘media beat-up’.

Jun 26 06:49

Israel deploys troops along Lebanese border

Jun 26 06:46

Oil syndicates union warns foreign companies against signing investment licenses

The oil syndicates union warned foreign companies on Thursday which obtained investment licenses against signing them, considering these licenses as illegal, according to the union’s chairman.

Jun 26 06:46

America's "Bases of Empire"

Besides waging perpetual wars, nothing better reveals America's imperial agenda than its hundreds of global bases - for offense, not defense at a time the US hasn't had an enemy since the Japanese surrendered in August 1945.

So when they don't exist, they're invented as former US ambassador to Saudi Arabia, Charles W. Freeman, Jr., suggested in a May 24, 2007 speech to the Washington Institute of Foreign Affairs:

"When our descendants look back on the end of the 20th century and the beginning of this one, they will be puzzled. The end of the Cold War relieved Americans of almost all international anxieties." As the world's sole remaining superpower, "We did not rise to the occasion."



Emigrate While You Still Can - Finca Bayano In Panama!

Finco Bayano
Jun 26 06:35

Ideas Have Consequences

The Origins of Fascism

Jun 26 06:26

The Economic Crime of Our Time

Futurist James Howard Kuntsler believes major crimes are pervasive but probably won’t be exposed, writing;

“Something like $14 trillion worth of nominal dollars is being sucked into a cosmic vortex never to be seen again. It was last seen in the spectral forms of so many collateralized debt obligations, credit default swaps, so-called structured investment vehicles and other now-obvious frauds. That giant sucking sound we hear means the process is still underway, and the "money" disappearing into yawning oblivion will out-pace any effort orchestrated by the Federal Reserve and the US Treasury to replace it…

Jun 26 06:17

You Provide the Tweets, We'll Provide the Info War

We can all remember a moment when we gazed up at the sky and used our imagination to make familiar shapes out of the clouds. In folk wisdom, seers practice aeromancy, a form of divination that involves observing atmospheric phenomena and nephomancy, the divination by studying clouds).

What we are witnessing in the Iranian situation resembles this practice, only now the clouds are made of information. This infosphere is not the same as the old chestnut, the “fog of war.” It’s more like what I call the fog-machine of war, and its analysts are performing infomancy.


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Mgid
Jun 26 05:49

I don’t believe in Facebook, Twitter, VOA, BBC,CNN

The situation in Iran is an equation with more than two sides:
1- Iranian people, fighting for their right.
2- Government, trying to push people back.
3- Reformists, trying to gain power in government. Aligned with people.
Rafsanjani, the representative of the pragmatist faction of the theocracy, trying to overthrow the supreme leader (aligned with people).

4- West, trying to destabilize Iran, to reach its nasty goals (Democracy for Iranians is a filthy trick of the west).
I don’t believe in Facebook, Twitter, VOA, BBC,CNN. They are all trying to make a fuss about the sad side of the events in Iran, FOR THEIR OWN PURPOSES. I can see their evil hand.

Jun 26 05:42

Advertisement and Political Candidates

Mike Wallace in a 1958 interview with Aldous Huxley (part 3)

Jun 26 05:38

Is Freedom Necessary ?

Mike Wallace in a 1958 interview with Aldous Huxley (part 3)

Jun 26 05:11

Mike Wallace and the Subversion of Democracy

By 2009, the very same ’soft control’ techniques that Huxley had discussed with Wallace (and warned about) – all those years ago – had come to fruition. By 2006, Wallace himself was the much-feted master of these manipulative arts.

...weep for the subversion of US democracy over the last half century, in which a manipulative, tribally-loyal mass media plays a central role in promoting the interests of a plutocratic elite – as well as the special privilege of a caste of ‘alphas’ – while undermining America’s universalistic values and the prospects for world peace.

Jun 26 04:22

Matt Taiibi: The Big Takeover – Rolling Stone Magazine

The global economic crisis isn’t about money – it’s about power. How Wall Street insiders are using the bailout to stage a revolution.

It's over — we’re officially, royally fucked. No empire can survive being rendered a permanent laughingstock, which is what happened as of a few weeks ago, when the buffoons who have been running things in this country finally went one step too far. It happened when Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner was forced to admit that he was once again going to have to stuff billions of taxpayer dollars into a dying insurance giant called AIG, itself a profound symbol of our national decline — a corporation that got rich insuring the concrete and steel of American industry in the country’s heyday, only to destroy itself chasing phantom fortunes at the Wall Street card tables, like a dissolute nobleman gambling away the family estate in the waning days of the British Empire.

Jun 26 04:12

United Nations publishes 'World Drug Report 2009'

A UN agency has published a comprehensive report on the worldwide illicit drugs market, the World Drug Report 2009. The graphs and maps below show the extent of the problem and measures to tackle it.

DRUGS AND CRIME

Some argue that strict controls have created a thriving black market that breeds violence and corruption.
In the report's preface, UNODC Executive Director Antonio Maria Costa calls for greater investment in drug treatment and crime control. He says legalising drugs would be "an historic mistake" as a free market would spark a drug epidemic. "Societies should not have to choose between protecting public health or public security: they can and should do both."

(Lots of graphics at the source link)

Jun 26 03:53

CNN: Iranian envoy: CIA involved in Neda's shooting?

MEXICO CITY, Mexico (CNN) -- The United States may have been behind the killing of Neda Agha-Soltan, the 26-year-old Iranian woman whose fatal videotaped shooting Saturday made her a symbol of opposition to the June 12 presidential election results, the country's ambassador to Mexico said Thursday.

"This death of Neda is very suspicious," Ambassador Mohammad Hassan Ghadiri said. "My question is, how is it that this Miss Neda is shot from behind, got shot in front of several cameras, and is shot in an area where no significant demonstration was behind held?"

He suggested that the CIA or another intelligence service may have been responsible.

Jun 26 03:27

Zero tolerance strip search declared illegal, but what are the implications?

Today, we found out what their limit on state-sponsored assholery is. In an 8-1 decision, the court ruled against the Arizona school that put a 13-year-old female student through a humiliating strip search in order to find over the counter ibuprofen that the girl didn’t even have.

Jun 26 03:16

Truth and Reconciliation

While it remains unclear whether the United States will create a commission of inquiry to investigate abuses committed after September 11, the process of reconciliation that might be one aspect of such a commission has actually already been started by a former Guantanamo detainee and a former Guantanamo guard.

Jun 26 01:35

Gun Control: What Is the Agenda?

Some years or decades ago I researched and reported on the Sullivan Act, one of America’s first gun control laws.

New York state senator Timothy Sullivan, a corrupt Tammany Hall politician, represented New York’s Red Hook district. Commercial travelers passing through the district would be relieved of their valuables by armed robbers. In order to protect themselves and their property, travelers armed themselves. This raised the risk of, and reduced the profit from, robbery. Sullivan’s outlaw constituents demanded that Sullivan introduce a law that would prohibit concealed carry of pistols, blackjacks, and daggers, thus reducing the risk to robbers from armed victims.



June 25, 2009

Jun 25 23:22

George Carlin - Religion is bullshit

Just had to post this for a little laugh. George Carlin was one of a kind.

With all the insanity about religion in the world today it just seemed appropriate.

Jun 25 22:37

Billionaire Tax Felon Says UBS Lied in Pledge to Report to IRS

With evidence from the Olenicoff case and cooperation from Birkenfeld, U.S. prosecutors have been able to penetrate the veil of financial invisibility that Switzerland guards as a national treasure.

Jun 25 16:57

Final Fantasy Thriller

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Since we are all wallowing in Michael Jackson nostalgia, here is a fun clip put together by the team that created the film "Final Fantasy."

Michael Jackson graciously gave his permission for this to be released publicly, and it was hidden (maybe too well) on the Final Fantasy DVD.

Jun 25 16:49

An Exclusive Interview with a Pro-Ahmadinejad Cleric in Qom, Iran

You know, one of the biggest pieces of propaganda is that the forces here are allowed to use firearms. They're not. If you look closely at these videos, you'll notice that the legitimate police and officers are using clubs, tear gas, and water canons to control the crowd, not firearms. If you are seeing people using guns and firearms, these are the rogues from outside Iran who are terrorizing the people and vandalizing property. I'm telling you, all of Iran is against these people who are committing these acts of violence and vandalism.



Jun 25 16:33

US needs to be able to search NKorea ships: Top lawmaker

The United States needs to "figure out some way" to board and search North Korean ships suspected of carrying weapons or nuclear know-how, a senior US lawmaker said Thursday.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The only reason I can think that McConnell is pushing so hard for this is that he believes that the only way the US can possibly pull out of its current economic death-spiral is another major war.

A non-consensual maritime interdiction by US forces would be incendiary, and would be - rightly - considered an act of war by North Korea.
But let's remember something here: North Korea has a defense pact with China, and South Korea has a defense pact with the US.

Let us hope that there are some adults in the room in Washington , Pyongyang, and China who will not let things get out of control.

Jun 25 16:17

Pakistan PM urges Obama aide to halt drone strikes

Pakistan's prime minister Thursday told Washington's visiting top security adviser that the United States must halt drone attacks on its soil, after they killed dozens of people in the northwest.

James Jones held talks with Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani as part of a short regional tour that has already taken in neighbouring Afghanistan to assess the United States' new strategy in the region.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Memo to Pakistani Prime Minister Gilani, and President Zardari: the drone attacks most probably will not stop.

And, in spite of Sec Def Gates' assurances to Us troops in Afghanistan, some of them may well find themselves fighting the Taliban from inside Pakistan.

Jun 25 15:59

CIA in Iran:Shah-SAVAK/Khomeini-SAVAMA

If the Ayatollah Khomeini was an enemy of the United States ruling elite, why did he adopt the CIA's security service? [SAVAMA]
Historical and Investigative Research - 23 Feb 2006
by Francisco Gil-White
SAVAK was the accronym for the Iranian Shah (King) Mohammed Reza Pahlavi's feared security service, which routinely tortured and assassinated dissidents, and spied on everybody. It had been created by the CIA after the CIA installed the shah in power in a 1953 coup d'état.[1]

Jun 25 15:00

Michael Jackson Dies

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UPDATE: LA Times now reporting Jackson is dead.

Gee, I wonder what ABCNNBBCBS will be reporting for the next week!



Jun 25 14:26

Israel’s Holocaust reparations swindle

Analysts said the bank’s role is only the tip of an iceberg in which Israeli companies and state bodies could be found to have withheld billions of dollars invested by Holocaust victims in the country – dwarfing the high-profile reparations payouts from such European countries as Switzerland.

Jun 25 14:00

Freedom Watch 20: Ron Paul, Judge Napolitano & more on Healthcare, Iran & the Neocon Agenda

Here's the lineup for episode 20 of Freedom Watch with Judge Napolitano:

Rep Ron Paul
Lew Rockwell
David Boaz
Gary Johnson
Wayne Allen Root
Shelly Roche (on set the entire hour – send your Tweets to http://twitter.com/shellyroche
Michael Shanklin

‘Freedom Watch’ will re-air Saturday evening at 6pm EST on Fox News Talk Sirius channel 145, XM channel 168 and FoxNewsTalk.com

Jun 25 13:37

official website of NEDA doctor Arash Hejazi

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He did graduate from medical school but appears to have quit medical practice to go into writing novels.

One thing is clear; he hates the present government of Iran.

What is he willing to do to bring it down?

Jun 25 13:32

Techniques to Discredit [Truth-tellers]

Techniques to Discredit
Sutton and Wood warned, "Anyone in the U.S. who promotes unwelcome news for the elite receives some unwelcome attention in return." This attention includes the use of experts, mainstream media, and anti-hate organizations, for well-coordinated character assassination.(*) According to author Perloff, a document released by the House Committee on Un-American Activities, on September 23, 1956 entitled, Propaganda and the Alert Citizen outlined the tactics reportedly used by the Establishment to discredit opposition.

http://www.psrast.org/pusztai.htm
World renowned scientist lost his job when he warned about GE foods



Owl 1
Jun 25 13:31

IRAN PROTESTS - THE FLAG OF THE SHAH

SETTLING THE QUESTION ONCE AND FOR ALL AS TO WHOSE FLAG THE IRANIAN PROTESTERS ARE FLYING!

Jun 25 13:00

Iranian says militiaman killed protester in Tehran

The man shouted "I didn't want to kill her," but the furious protesters confiscated his identity card and took photographs of him before letting him go, Hejazi said.

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They let him go?

Anyone besides me having a real problem with this part of the story?

Jun 25 12:55

Arizona Looks to Outlaw Global Warming Legislation

Arizona is now close to becoming the first state to outlaw climate change legislation. The state Senate voted Monday, 19-10 to approve a bill banning the Department of Environmental Quality from enacting or enforcing measures with language pertaining to climate change. The bill is now awaiting House approval.

Jun 25 12:46

Cyber Security Czar Front-Runner No Friend of Privacy

Oh sweet this guy is a gem! I'd Vote for him

NOT !!!!!!!

Former Republican Congressman Tom Davis, reportedly President Barack Obama’s top candidate for cyber security czar, voted repeatedly to expand the government’s internet wiretapping powers, and helped author the now-troubled national identification law known as REAL ID.



Jun 25 12:35

England supermarket is powered by shoppers’ kinetic energy

An England supermarket is deploying a green energy system that allows it to harvest energy from the natural movement of its shoppers.

Sainsbury, England’s third largest supermarket chain, has decided to deploy a road plate technology developed by AEST from California that generates electricity whenever pressure is applied on it, for example, a car running over it.

AEST says that a system of 20 plates can generate about 10,000 to 12,000 kWh of energy per day, and cost $2.5 million. The system generates energy which allows saving of approximately $300,000 a year.

The Sainsbury system will generate 30kW per hour, which is enough to power the store’s lighting and computers.

Further reading can be found here

Jun 25 12:19

CEO of Microsoft's Indian Partner Complains American college graduates Are "Unemployable"

Now HCL's CEO Vineet Nayar has gone on record with some controversial remarks about the quality of American technology college graduates. Tired of hearing stereotypes about Indian tech grads, Mr. Nayar, speaking before an audience of business partners in New York City, blasted American tech grads as "unemployable". He elaborated that he views American tech grads as inferior to those from India, China, and Brazil as the Americans only want to "get rich" and dream up "the next big thing". He says students from countries like India, China, and Brazil are more willing to put the effort into "boring" details of tech process and methodology, such as ITIL, Six Sigma, etc.

Jun 25 12:11

UGA researchers achieve breakthrough in effort to develop tiny biological fuel cells

University of Georgia researchers have developed a successful way to grow molecular wire brushes that conduct electrical charges, a first step in developing biological fuel cells that could power pacemakers, cochlear implants and prosthetic limbs. The journal Chemical Science calls the technique "a significant breakthrough for nanotechnology."

Jun 25 11:55

U.S. Stocks Gain as Fed Curtails Intervention

so let me understand this: we want to give the Private banks control of our economy, AND yet when they BUTT out, the stock market rises, UNREAL!!!!!

June 25 (Bloomberg) -- U.S. stocks rose the most in three weeks as the Federal Reserve curtailed its intervention into financial markets, better-than-estimated earnings at Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. lifted retailers and Lennar Corp. triggered gains by homebuilders. Alcoa Inc. and Home Depot Inc. increased more than 4 percent after the Fed said one emergency-lending program will be eliminated and two others will be cut back. Bed Bath & Beyond surged 11 percent, Exxon Mobil Corp. climbed 1.7 percent as oil exceeded $70 a barrel.



Jun 25 11:47

Propagandists trying to raise on a busted flush.

Jun 25 11:47

ISRAEL’S TWO STATE SOLUTION AS SEEN BY PALESTINIANS

Jun 25 11:42

About Cannon-Fodder and Sacrificial Lambs

It is a cynical but fitting symbol, when Zionist propagandists, from the 1970s on, called the Jewish suffering during World War II “the Holocaust”. It was a “burnt offering” of human sacrifice to a cruel deity by modern-day “high-priests” for the sake of “Israel” using the Nazis as their “knives”.

Jun 25 11:36

8 Basijis shot dead during Tehran unrest

All the Basij members were killed by gunfire, indicating that there were gunmen fomenting unrest among protesters, the officials said.



Lockerdome
Jun 25 11:18

China should buy gold as falling dollar hedge - China CP research

Li Lianzhong, who heads the economic department of the Party's policy research office, said China should use more of its $1.95 trillion in foreign exchange reserves to buy energy and natural resource assets.

Jun 25 10:56

A Team of Archeologists have uncovered a flute in a German cave dating back 35,000 years

“It’s unambiguously the oldest instrument in the world,” says University of Tuebingen archaeologist Nicholas Conar, who lead the team.

Jun 25 10:23

'If I didn't confess to 7/7 bombings MI5 officers would rape my wife,' claims torture victim

A British man suing the Home Office over claims MI5 colluded in his alleged torture, has accused security officers of coercing him to confess to masterminding the July 7 London bombings.



Jun 25 10:22

Israel's Crimes, America's Silence

President Obama's recent speech to the Muslim World failed to address allegations that Israel committed war crimes in Gaza. Palestinians and people throughout the region were shocked at the firepower Israel brought to bear against Gaza's civilians and do not want Palestinians' ongoing misery to be further ignored. Many were surely waiting to hear from President Obama that the way to peace does not lie through the devastation of civilian life and infrastructure in Gaza.

Jun 25 10:19

Goldman Sachs: "Engineering Every Major Market Manipulation Since The Great Depression"

From tech stocks to high gas prices, Goldman Sachs has engineered every major market manipulation since the Great Depression - and they're about to do it again

Jun 25 10:18

The Right to Torture Americans

Conservatives are protesting a federal judge’s ruling that torture victim Jose Padilla’s civil lawsuit against former Justice Department attorney John Yoo be permitted to continue. The conservatives feel that Yoo, who authored some of the infamous torture memos for the Bush White House, should be immune from lawsuits from Americans who were tortured as a natural consequence of such memos.

Jun 25 10:18

Illegal e-waste dumped in Ghana includes unencrypted hard drives full of US security secrets

The much-vaunted anti-terror eagles at the TSA have subcontractors whose hard-drives turn up in Ghanain junk-markets in heaps of illegally disposed-of e-waste. The drives are stuffed full of unencrypted, sensitive documents:



Jun 25 10:17

Why Taxes Enslave… Period.

I often find myself in discussions with people. People who insist that the state is their best friend. People who believe that waging mass murder on the rest of the world is keeping us safe. People who believe that being a serviceman/woman does still serve the good of the world. People who believe that our support for the state is necessary for our well being and that of the world at large. Some people cannot be broken out of this infinitely flawed view. Some of these are the same people who can’t see that capitalism is not the culprit of the current economic crisis or that the same issues that caused alcohol prohibition to fail will be the same causes that make the “War on Drugs” fail.

Jun 25 10:04

Brent Scowcroft: US Has Spies On the Ground in Iran

As violence continues on the streets of Tehran, RebelReports has learned that former US National Security Advisor Brent Scowcroft has confirmed that the US government has spies on the ground in Iran. Scowcroft made the assertion in an interview to be broadcast on the Al Jazeera program “Fault Lines.” When asked by journalist Josh Rushing if the US has “intelligence operatives on the ground in Iran,” Scowcroft replied, “Of course we do.” (See Video)

Jun 25 09:44

Citi Suspends Mortgage Apps Over Missing Documents; Questions Raised

Citigroup has suspended mortgage applications at a unit which produced nearly $58 billion (half of the their mortgage business) after the bank discovered that income verifications and property appraisals were ‘missing.’ Other missing information includes employment verifications, phone numbers, credit reports and rent verification.

Jun 25 09:21

ANTI ‘DEFAMATION’ LEAGUE AT ITS BEST….

Yup….. they are doing the best they could to defame one of the convoys planning a voyage to Gaza. Do they really think they can stop these determined, committed Human Rights Activists?/// Somehow I doubt that very much.



Jun 25 09:20

Ex-insurance exec confesses health insurers dump sick people

A retired health insurance executive — in a shocking but not terribly surprising admission — confessed Wednesday that insurance companies deliberately confuse policyholders and attempt to dump sick patients to plump their profit margins.

Jun 25 09:14

Climate Cops To Fine “Wasteful” Homeowners & Businesses

Climate cops in Scotland have been handed new powers to fine “wasteful” homeowners and businesses who use too much energy or too many plastic bags under new legislation that represents the first wave of invasive tyranny under the pretext of fighting the manufactured threat of global warming.

Jun 25 09:09

Declassified Documents Reveal Saddam Wanted Alliance With U.S.

Another piece of evidence to add to the patently obvious fact that the United States had resolved to bomb Iraq shortly after 9/11 and that the WMD charade was a staged sideshow is the fact that, according to newly released interrogation documents, Saddam Hussein actually wanted an alliance with the U.S. because he was more afraid of Iran.

Jun 25 08:53

PALESTINIAN CHILDREN ROUTINELY TORTURED BY ISRAELI FORCES

The Palestinian prisoner club accused the Israeli occupation authority (IOA) of committing new crimes of corporal torture against children through giving them electric shocks and beating them severely.



Jun 25 08:53

Angelina Jolie has sights set on the White House: report

ANGELINA Jolie reportedly wants to run for president of the US.

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After the way Arnold screwed up California, that's a tough sell!

Jun 25 08:50

Obama Sides With Bush: No Rights for Bagram Prisoners

The Obama administration, siding with the Bush White House, contended Friday that detainees in Afghanistan have no constitutional rights

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Rights are not granted by the Constitution; they are recognized.

When rights can be withdrawn, they are not rights, but merely indulgences given by a fearful master to particularly well-behaved slaves.

Jun 25 08:49

Ex-detainees allege Bagram abuse

Jun 25 08:44

FLASHBACK - Iran Arrests 3 Militia Volunteers as Israeli Spies

The prosecutor general, Saeed Mortazavi, said that the suspects, members of Basij, Iran’s volunteer militia, were expected to get close to senior members of the Revolutionary Guards so they could “assassinate military scientists and blow up strategic military and missile facilities.”



Owl 2
Jun 25 08:41

Who killed Neda Agha-Soltan?

The young woman, whoever she sympathized with, was in no confrontation with the authorities. Nor with paramilitary forces. She was away from the main demonstration. Why, when there were no significant gunfights and no big fighting in the area, would any state official, police or army, shoot an unarmed woman who wasn’t even at the protest and who had no political history?

How was it that the photographer had contact with the media most closely connected with the intelligence forces of the two major former colonial powers in Iran—Britain and the U.S.?

Coincidences happen. But here a lot happened at once. Was someone behind it?

Jun 25 08:38

Myths and Lies

We are being told that the elections were rigged, even though western pollsters all had Ahmadinejad ahead by a 2 to 1 margin on election’s eve. This matters not to our government which continues to place politicians in press conferences dutifully covered by a pliant press corps.

The meme proliferating is that Americans must stand with the Iranian people to spread democracy. We have heard this clarion call for democracy since 1916 when Woodrow Wilson wanted to make the world safe for its flowering.

We heard the call again many times after 2000 when GW Bush convinced conservatives that spreading democracy was essential for keeping America safe. But there is a huge problem that most people just flat out miss.

Jun 25 08:37

Trial of San Mateo psychiatrist and alleged pe­dophile William Ayres

William Ayres was one the nation’s leading advocates of childhood sex education, and a former president of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.

He molested adolescent patients referred by San Mateo County's juvenile justice system, its court-appointed attorney program, pediatricians and social workers, knowing they would hesitate to come forward and wouldn't be believed if they did.

Jun 25 08:28

US cities may have to be bulldozed in order to survive

Dozens of US cities may have entire neighbourhoods bulldozed as part of drastic "shrink to survive" proposals being considered by the Obama administration to tackle economic decline.

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Obama's plan is to bulldoze houses to create an artificial shortage and drive housing prices back up, so that you, the taxpayer, will be forced to pay more for a home, which means you will have to borrow more from the banks, which means you will be forced to pay more interest to the banks at a time when high paying jobs have vanished from the US.

This is Obama's idea of "improving the economy."



Jun 25 08:20

NKorea threatens US as world anticipates missile

North Korea accused Washington of seeking to "provoke a second Korean War" as the regime prepared to hold maritime military exercises off the eastern coast. U.S. and regional authorities were watching closely for signs that North Korea might fire short- or mid-range missiles during the June 25 to July 10 timeframe cited in a no-sail ban for military drills sent to Japan's Coast Guard.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Note the disconnect between the headline and the actual statements by North Korea.

Now that the Iranian coup has stumbled, the push is back on to start a war with North Korea.

Jun 25 08:16

WRONG PHOTO OF "NEDA" BEING USED FOR PROPAGANDA

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The photos of the live Neda is not the same person shown shot to death. In fact, Live Neda is still alive!

Jun 25 08:14

The propaganda war against Iran

The US media, led by the New York Times , is continuing its concerted propaganda campaign against Iran over charges that the government stole the June 12 presidential election. There is not even a semblance of objectivity in the media coverage, which parrots the charges of the opposition headed by defeated presidential candidate Mir-Hossein Mousavi as fact and dismisses the government’s claims as lies.

The opposition is lauded as democratic and reformist, while incumbent President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and his supporters are portrayed as virtual fascists. One would scarcely imagine that the two men represent rival factions within the same ruling establishment.

Responsibility for the violence in the streets of Tehran is attributed entirely to the government and its security forces.

Jun 25 08:11

Is Britney Spears set to star in a Holocaust movie?

Is American mega pop star Britney Spears set to return to the big screen, seven years after starring in the box office flop Crossroads? According to reports, Spears has been offered a part in the upcoming Holocaust film The Yellow Star of Sophia and Eton, which integrates time travel, concentration camps and a love story.

If she accepts the role, Spears will be taking on the title role of Sophia LaMont, a woman who invents a time machine and succeeds in traveling to the time of the Second World War. According to the script, LaMont ends up at a concentration camp and falls in love with a Jewish prisoner named Eton. However, the budding love story is cut short when both are killed by the Nazis.

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When you absolutely, positively, are desperate to restart your career ...



Jun 25 08:08

California set to issue IOUs as fiscal crisis weighs

California's controller said on Wednesday that he would have to issue IOUs in a week if lawmakers can't quickly solve a $24 billion budget deficit, and the state's treasurer plans to tap a reserve fund to meet debt service costs.

The measures came as a budget crisis deepened in the most populous U.S. state and the gridlocked legislature failed to pass a proposed $11 billion in cuts.

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Jun 25 08:06

Opium-eating wallabies get high, make crop circles

Wallabies are getting "as high as a kite" on opium in Australian poppy fields and flattening crops as they hop round in circles, according to a report.

The marsupials, which look like small kangaroos, have been getting into medical opium crops in the southern island state of Tasmania and chewing on the plant's intoxicating heads, state officials said.

Jun 25 08:03

SPECIAL REPORT ON FREE GAZA PROJECT AND CYNTHIA MCKINNEY (mp3)

Jun 25 07:48

Unrepentant Tony Blair describes Iraq as 'a hassle' and claims his conscience is clear in revealing interview



Owl 3
Jun 25 07:43

Mandelson 'did deal with Brown to neuter Iraq inquiry in bid to protect Blair's name'

Jun 25 07:42

The secret Iraq deal that bought Mandelson’s loyalty to Brown

John Kampfner unveils the ignominious truth about Sir John Chilcot’s Iraq inquiry and reveals Peter Mandelson’s demand, when Brown’s future hung in the balance in early June, that the hearings be held in private. Even now Mandelson’s priority is to protect Brand Blair

Jun 25 07:41

Bloodthirsty Demons in Human Form.

There are so many examples of pornographic insanity, rotating on an endless loop, like tin ducks at a shooting gallery, in this carnival of the absurd. Things like this are so far beyond understanding that you are left in awe of the darkness in the soul of man. Here in the age of the unconfirmed reports and the anonymous government spokesmen, we are led to believe that the Iranians are throwing people off of bridges and chopping them up with axes in the street. It isn’t happening.

Jun 25 07:38

EVIL LURE OF 'SEX' MUSICIAN

Joseph Brooks, 71 -- who traded on his fame from the 1977 Academy Award for Best Song -- convinced his victims to take off their clothes on his personal casting couch, and when they needed an extra push, pulled out his Oscar and put it in their hands, police said.

"This could be you. This could be you holding the Oscar. I could make you a star," NYPD Lt. Adam Lamboy of the Manhattan Special Victims Squad quoted Brooks as saying.

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I have a Cleo and a Hugo, but I never realized they could be so "useful". (I use them for door stops.)



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Jun 25 07:35

Hate Talkers United: Sean Hannity's Past Relationship with Neo-Nazi, Anti-Semite and Now Arrested Hal Turner

Sometime back, journalist Max Blumenthal (who was at one time a night editor for BuzzFlash) exposed the past relationship of Sean Hannity with Hal Turner. Blumenthal described Hannity as virtually a mentor to Turner, and Turner claimed that Hannity was pretty much his soul mate in outlook, but implied that Hannity had to tone it down because of his high media profile.

When we discuss hate talkers and how seriously they are responsible for the rise in political murder and violence in the United States -- by pouring the gasoline on the floor and encouraging others to light the match -- it is just one other story that gets lost in the increasingly short news cycles.

Jun 25 07:33

Colombian Police Seize Flavored Marijuana

Police seized marijuana cigarettes made with different flavors, including chocolate, strawberry, kiwi, peach and apple, being shipped from the southwestern Colombian city of Cartago to a city on the border with Ecuador, officials said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The local kine pakalolo tastes like hula girl! :)

Jun 25 07:31

Emergency broadcast (mp3) for the people in Gaza

Israeli up to their dirty tricks again, blocking aid from arriving in Gaza in Cyprus with their fake Haaretz bullcrap stories

This is about the poor people of Gaza, not Israel

Spread this around ASAP, far and wide

Jun 25 07:29

Netanyahu: 75% of the Iranians want regime change

Son of former Shah of Iran: Iranian government is liable to lead to a nuclear holocaust.

Jun 25 07:25

Lawyer for Holocaust victims disbarred in N.J.

The New Jersey Supreme Court agreed that Edward Fagan knowingly misused client and escrow trust funds.

Jun 25 07:25

Journalist Files Charges against WHO and UN for Bioterrorism and Intent to Commit Mass Murder

As the anticipated July release date for Baxter's A/H1N1 flu pandemic vaccine approaches, an Austrian investigative journalist is warning the world that the greatest crime in the history of humanity is underway. Jane Burgermeister has recently filed criminal charges with the FBI against the World Health Organization (WHO), the United Nations (UN), and several of the highest ranking government and corporate officials concerning bioterrorism and attempts to commit mass murder. She has also prepared an injunction against forced vaccination which is being filed in America.

Jun 25 07:24

No prominent militant killed in drone attack

There was no prominent militant commander among the 60-plus people killed in missile strikes by a US drone on funeral prayers in the violence-stricken South Waziristan on Tuesday.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I don't see much difference between a "drone missile attack" and a "suicide bomber", do you?

Jun 25 07:19

Israeli hypocrisy on Iran

Israeli President Shimon Peres applauded Iran's pro-reform protesters in remarks Sunday. In that same weekend, Israeli forces dispersed a peaceful Palestinian march in the West Bank city of Hebron, attacking the protesters with batons and rifle butts, and wounding three protesters.

Peres says, let the young people in Iran "raise their voice for freedom." Meanwhile, Israel has been denying freedom to Palestinians for more than 40 years, maintaining a brutal occupation and oppression in the West Bank and Gaza Strip. This past week, 40 United Nations and international humanitarian agencies called on Israel to end its Gaza blockade, to no avail.

Jun 25 07:18

A new world is being born,one without the U.S. dollar greasing the skids

This song is over!

Jun 25 07:17

How the Wall Street Bankers Bought Congress

You would think that causing the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression might have repercussions. You would think being a major factor in the destruction of around 40 percent of the world’s wealth might get you in trouble. You would think being the cause of the worst housing crisis in history — with millions of people losing their homes because of you — might force a restructuring of how Wall Street does things.

You would think that. But you’d be wrong.

Jun 25 07:16

US Officials Leaked False Story Blaming Iran for Khobar Attack

In order to be transferred to the United States without facing deportation to Saudi Arabia, where he was believed to face the death penalty, al-Sayegh had to agreed to a plea bargain under which he would admit to having proposed an attack on U.S. personnel, for which he would have to serve up to 10 years in prison.

In fact, the only thing al-Sayegh had actually admitted to, according to FBI sources, was having proposed an attack on one AWACS plane that had been turned over to the Saudi Air Force – a proposal he said had been rejected. Both before and after being brought to Washington, moreover, Al-Sayegh steadfastly denied any knowledge of the Khobar Towers bombing.

Jun 25 07:13

The Writing is on The Settlement Walls

Under U.S. prodding, during the past decade the first side of the equation has been tried over and over again. Fruitlessly. The result has been a zero-sum game.

Now, U.S. President Barack Obama is plumping for the second approach: the dismantling of Israel’s settlement policy. An absolute freeze on all settlement activity is a must, the White House says.

Jun 25 07:12

Obama gets billions for ‘pandemic’ Swine Flu

In her June 11 statement declaring, almost triumphantly, that WHO criteria had been met to declare an official Phase 6 ‘pandemic,’ meaning they claim to have found the symptoms in a specific number of countries, WHO’s Director-General, Harvard-trained Dr Margaret Chan declared, ‘On present evidence, the overwhelming majority of patients experience mild symptoms and make a rapid and full recovery, often in the absence of any form of medical treatment.’ She then added, ‘Worldwide, the number of deaths is small…we do not expect to see a sudden and dramatic jump in the number of severe or fatal infections.’ Oh? That’s interesting. Then why the alarm? Mutations? Of what?

Jun 25 06:41

The Fed Engaged in "Cover Up" on Bank of America/Merrill Deal

OH Joy lets just give them control over the whole economy! They are doing such a Great Job!

The Federal Reserve sought to hide its extensive involvement in Bank of America Corp's (BAC) acquisition of Merrill Lynch as Merrill's financial condition worsened, the top Republican on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee said on Wednesday.

"The committee has already learned that Ben Bernanke and the Federal Reserve made inappropriate threats to fire Bank of America management unless they went ahead with the 'shotgun wedding' that was the Merrill Lynch acquisition.

"The Federal Reserve also engaged in a cover-up and deliberately hid concerns and pertinent details regarding the merger from other federal regulatory agencies,"

Jun 25 05:43

Prescience"They Want Our Guns"

"The Second Amendment is a doomsday provision"....

Jun 25 05:13

Bilderberg 2009 Intel Already Proving Accurate

2009 is not even half over, but it seems the forecasts made by both Estulin and Tucker based on their 2009 Bilderberg sources are already proving to be accurate. In a phone interview conducted as this year’s conference was getting underway in Greece, Daniel Estulin warned The Corbett Report that the powers that be were preparing to run up the stock market one final time in order to draw the masses back into investing before crashing the market. Now, a worrying new report suggests that this is precisely the case as corporate executives start ditching their stocks at a rate not seen in years.

Jun 25 04:15

Lawyer: Spanish prosecution of Bush lawyers will proceed

The Spanish lawyer working to indict six former Bush administration attorneys for their roles in the US’s torture program says the case will go ahead in Spanish courts.

Jun 25 03:26

A Conflict Mineral Bill Tries to Walk a Fine Line

The drumbeats are distant now, but they will grow louder. Soon they will be coming out of your mobile phone, screaming in your ear that by dint of using your cellular device, you are complicit in the murder, torture and rape of millions in the remote eastern edge of the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Jun 25 03:09

Quiet Week in Iraq

6/24/09 Kurds are claiming Kirkuk as their own

6/24/09 Large car bomb in Sadr City kills at least 50

6/24/09 5 seperate fatal or multi-casualty incidents in Mosul

6/23/09 Kurds declare central government control over Kurdish oil reserves unconstitutional

6/21/09 9 police in Baghdad are killed in clashes

6/21/09 More fighting in Mosul

6/20/09 Large truck bomb kills at least 60 in northern Iraq

Jun 25 02:36

US behind recent blasts in Iraq, says Sadr

Senior Iraqi cleric Moqtada al-Sadr has accused “the occupier forces” of being behind the recent escalated violence in the war-torn country. Sadr called the Saturday blast in Taza, south of the northern oil hub of Kirkuk, as a “terrorist attack carried out by the Americans”,

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