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April 24, 2009

Apr 24 09:18

Wall Street’s 1929 Scams Return in Geithner Plan

With Trillions of dollars getting tossed around in these “bailouts”, It’s a good thing we have the super-smart and 100% honorable President Obama. Surely he will hire trustworthy people to manage our money, right?

Apr 24 09:16


Apr 24 09:00

King: Torture trial should spark "scorched earth"

King, the outspoken ranking member of the House homeland security committee, said Republicans should "shut down [legislative] activity across the board" if any Bush-era officials are hauled into court.

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Now there is the BEST reason I have heard to go ahead with torture trials all week long!!!!!

Apr 24 08:57

Apple Gets Its Own Trojan Viruses for the First Time

A curious falsehood has surrounded Mac computers over the last decade, as they have resurged onto the market. People believe that Macs are immune to the malware, viruses, and worms that have wrought havoc on PCs.

In reality, OS X is not much more or less secure than Windows Vista -- rather it is Apple's small market share that has protected it. Since Mac attacks would have to be custom-made, there just hasn't been much interest among Black Hats to attack them. Kevin Haley, a director of security response at Symantec, states, "The bad guys generally go toward the biggest target, what will get them the biggest bang for their buck."

However, with surging market share and pop icon status, the Macs are suddenly finding themselves under attack.

Emigrate While You Still Can - Finca Bayano In Panama!

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Apr 24 08:56

David Gregory suggests Bush 'went out of his way' to follow laws on torture

In a puzzling remark that seems to demonstrate the extent to which the mainstream media tries to "balance" discussions of controversial issues, NBC's David Gregory suggested Thursday that the Bush Administration issued memorandums outlining the torture of detainees out of great respect for the law.

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In dealing with the abuses of Senator Joseph McCarthy, the great reporter Edward R. Murrow stated that sometimes there are stories where there simply isn't an alternate point of view, nor should there be.

Torture is one such story.

Torture is evil. Torture is illegal.

There is no alternative point of view (except in fictional TV shows), and eternal shame on those who try to pretend otherwise.

The United States executed Japanese officers who waterboarded captured American pilots. US law calls for the death penalty for those who commit torture resulting in death, as we know has happened.

Shame on Barack Obama for his hypocrisy of standing up before AIPAC promising to oppose "Holocaust Denial" at the same time he covers up for torturers in our own government.

Apr 24 08:51

Holder Says He Will Not Permit the Criminalization of Policy Differences

As lawmakers call for hearings and debate brews over forming commissions to examine the Bush administration's policies on harsh interrogation techniques, Attorney General Eric Holder confirmed to a House panel that intelligence officials who relied on legal advice from the Bush-era Justice Department would not be prosecuted.

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Holder has just undone the Nuremberg principle, which is that "We vas only following ze orders" does not excuse war crimes.

In any event, this does NOT affect those who committed acts of torture BEFORE those memos were written!

Apr 24 08:48

a wize man once wrote

yet we see the so called tried and true doesn’t work so well except for a few. the few who fleece every generation around every 50 years or so.now the fleecings are astronomical in size, there simply isnt enough money available to pay off all the debts.we see the criminal adminstrations on both sides of the aisle traitorously obsfuscating justice and squandering away money for the lies of their greed.truely the people now have taxation without representation.

Apr 24 08:47

FLASHBACK - The truth is "hate speech" only to those who have something to hide

The current focus on the Israeli spy ring is about crimes committed against our nation by a foreign government, plain and simple, and whether one opposes those crimes or is accessory to those crimes by seeking to conceal them. There can be a no more dangerous path than for our government, our media, and our citizens than to ignore the presence of the largest spy ring ever uncovered within our nation simply because it is connected with a "protected" nation presumed to be above reproach or criticism.

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Relinked in light of AIPAC-gate

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Apr 24 08:46

Cookie Monster Predicted 911

Even a sock-puppet knows 911 was an inside job.

Apr 24 08:39


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Relinked in light of AIPAC-gate, and yes, Jane Harman is on the list.

Apr 24 08:38


In exchange for money, a certain group of people have agreed to let your kids be killed. That group is the United States Congress. And for the last several years, many of them have been accepting money from AIPAC, a supposed lobbying group that stands exposed as a spy operation for a foreign government, in order to promote that foreign government's agenda, which includes war in the Mideast, waged against that foreign government's enemies.

This selling of America's children to a foreign government to be that government's mercenaries has to rank as the greatest single betrayal of a people by their government in all of history.

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Relinked in light of AIPAC-gate.

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Apr 24 08:36


Why would the US Congress, which supposedly exists to serve the will of the AMERICAN people, be obeying the will of Israel?

Well, maybe because Israel's PACs, including lobbying/spying organization AIPAC, are PAYING THEM TO! (And may have used money looted from American investors by Bernie Madoff to do it!)

You heard me. Members of AIPAC, the organization suspected of spying for Israel, donate vast sums of money to the members of US Congress. And the US Congress has sold our young men and women in uniform to go off and fight and die in wars Israel has created.

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Relinked in light of AIPAC-gate

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Apr 24 08:34

The Guantanamo Bay Torture Memos: For Kids!

“Hold on,” the little boy interrupted. “Just so I’m clear, when you say his ‘mean parents wouldn’t allow him,’ you’re talking about international law, right? Like, it’s international law that forbids Americans from using torture, so in the story when it complains about ‘mean parents,’ it’s really about the international law?” I smiled at the small boy.

“Well, aren’t you precocious? But, yes, that’s right, I suppose that’s the comparison the book is going for.”

“Sort of an unfair metaphor, if you ask me. Takes a pretty complex situation and oversimplifies it to the point of absurdity, like it’s forcing the reader to side with the-”

Apr 24 08:32


EIR learned from several sources in Washington that the White House makes its possible to prevent three bodies of press from revealing the origins of the falsified documents of the government native of Niger, intended to make believe that Saddam Hussein sought to obtain significant quantities of uranium native of Niger to produce nuclear weapons. After having taken knowledge of these documents, appeared in Italy at the end of 2001, Dick Cheney asked the information agencies to check information, which was to lead to the mission of the Wilson ambassador in Niger in February 2002.

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Relinked in light of AIPAC-gate.

Apr 24 08:30


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Relinked in light of the AIPAC-Harmon scandal.

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Apr 24 08:28

The Shamelessness of Jane Harman

Confronted with clear evidence that she tried to obstruct justice in the case of Steve Rosen and Keith Weissman — two former top AIPAC officials slated to go on trial for espionage on June 2 — Rep. Jane Harman, a California Democrat, did what politicians usually do when forced to face unpleasant facts: she brazened it out. In a response to the Congressional Quarterly piece by Jeff Stein that has proved such an entertaining embarrassment, she brayed:

“These claims are an outrageous and recycled canard, and have no basis in fact. I never engaged in any such activity. Those who are peddling these false accusations should be ashamed of themselves.”

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There is another aspect to this case people have not commented on. In ending the phone call with the suspected with "This conversation never happened" Harman betrays a comfortable familiarity with the contents, suggesting that these sorts of quid pro quos with AIPAC are a very common occurrence in DC.

Apr 24 08:23


On Tuesday evening, I watched Anderson Cooper and Bill O'Reilly utter the same euphemism for torture. "Harsh" techniques, they said. And then, to each of their guests they posed the question of whether or not these "harsh interrogation techniques" worked and shouldn't that be an important part of judging their merit? I felt dirty just listening to them.

Apr 24 08:21

Harman: I Never Intervened In AIPAC Case

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Yeah, and NOW wiretapping is a real problem, isn't it, Jane; now that you have been hoisted on the petard you yourself approved of!

I love how she gets flustered at 3 minutes!

The fact is that what AIPAC wanted, charged reduced against Rosen and Weissman, did in fact happen. The charges of espionage were indeed reduced to merely being in possession of classified documents.

So, if Jane did not obstruct justice, she is saying someone else did.


Apr 24 06:50

Bernanke put you on the hook for 2 trillion and counting. You are an involuntary investor

Bloomberg.com -The public is an “involuntary investor” in the nation’s banks, according to an April 15 court filing by Bloomberg.

In the report, the Fed detailed its assets in three limited liability corporations, all called Maiden Lane for a street in Lower Manhattan that runs past the New York Fed.

The losses become real if the principal isn’t returned.

Apr 24 06:30

Tony Blair calls on world to wage war on militant Islam

Tony Blair has said he does not regret leading Britain to war in Iraq when he was Prime Minister and has called on the world to take on and defeat Islamic extremists. He believes that, without intervention, the problem will continue to grow in countries such as Afghanistan.

He called for a battle to be waged against militant Islam similar to that fought against revolutionary communism.

In an address last night to a forum on religion and politics in Chicago, Mr Blair said that the world today faced a struggle posed by "an extreme and misguided form of Islam", which threatened the majority of Muslims as well as non-Muslims.

Apr 24 06:07

Israel's Gaza report 'lacks credibility': Amnesty

The Israeli army's investigation into its recent war in Gaza "lacks credibility" and is no substitute for an independent probe, London-based rights organisation Amnesty International said Thursday.

The Israeli army on Wednesday defended its conduct during the 22-day offensive against Hamas, saying five investigations carried out by the military found the army "operated in accordance with international law."

But Amnesty said the army briefing "lacks crucial details" and failed to explain the overwhelming majority of civilian deaths during the war, including incidents involving shooting at medical facilities.

Apr 24 05:59

The sun's cooling down - so what does that mean for us?

Most scientists believe humans are the main culprit when it comes to global warming, and Weiss is no exception. He points out that the ice remained in Europe long after solar activity picked up from the Maunder minimum. Even if we had another, similar low, he says, it would probably only cause temperatures on Earth to drop by the order of a tenth of a degree Celsius - peanuts compared to recent hikes.


Temperature Monitors Report Wide-Scale Global Cooling

The total amount of cooling ranges from 0.65C up to 0.75C -- a value large enough to wipe out most of the warming recorded over the past 100 years.

Apr 24 05:47

Cow genome project designed SPECIFICALLY to make genetic engineering appear innocuous

BBC Science - Cow genome 'to transform farming' - Victoria Gill -The genome of a female Hereford cow has been sequenced, which could be a starting point for major improvements in the agricultural industry.

[Major improvements? More teats? A bigger udder? Wheels? Ag geneticists lamented they would much rather be working on something more specifically designed to kill people, -a hybrid flu virus, or a cold-hardy malaria mosquito, -but for now "cows is where the research money is, so we do cows."]

Apr 24 05:36

Smokers 'need anger help to quit' - Or even better - A big smoking gun and a free ride to Washington D.C.

BBC -Smokers should be given anger management lessons to help them give up smoking, a study suggests.

Researchers hypothesised smokers were more likely to be people prone to anger and said tackling this could be a vital part of smoking cessation services.

[Oh bullshit! Just give them a gun. That's what guns are for!]

Apr 24 05:20

Finally! An Alternative to Murder/Suiciding - German parents 'ran out of money' - Abandoned Children

BBC A German couple who abandoned three young children in an Italian pizzeria on Sunday have told police they fled because they had no money, reports say.

Ina Caterina Remhof, the 26-year-old mother, and her partner Sascha Schmidt, 24, said they had to eat scraps of food from bins, the Ansa news agency said.

[There's a photo of the couple -unlike when economic casualties commit murder/suicide to remedy their fate. So, go ahead satisfy your sick voyeuristic human nature and go see how fat she keeps herself on dumpster diving. I do hope someone keeps a file for posterity and when the kids grow up. Has someone died yet -for diving into someone else's dumpster? No doubt!]

Apr 24 05:01

Yahoo pulls the plug on GeoCities - Indicating it is near bankruptcy

BBC News -Yahoo is to close its personal web hosting site GeoCities later this year.

In a statement, the firm says it will no longer be accepting new customers and will focus on helping "customers build new relationships online".

Yahoo bought GeoCities for $3.57bn at the height of the dotcom boom in 1999.

[This is an astonishing admission of just how broke Yahoo! really is. They are saying they cannot afford to operate the servers and pay the modest staff dedicated to Geocities web hosting, which does charge a range of fees for its premium services. The admission is tantamount to saying, We are imploding!]

Apr 24 04:49


And, once Barack Obama was elected, I called for us to come together in support of America's new president. I never imagined that anybody could be worse than George W. Bush. It begins to appear that I may have been wrong about that, too.

I want to like Obama. In fact, I still do ... personally. After all, he is just so ... likeable. Problem is, things are happening on his watch that continue to fracture America and, in fact, seem to be accelerating her plunge into the political, social and economic abyss.

Owl 1
Apr 24 03:45

Killing Civilians

Forgotten? It's true that we forget these killings easily -- often we don't notice them in the first place -- since they don't seem to impinge on our lives. Perhaps that's one of the benefits of fighting a war on the periphery of empire, halfway across the planet in the backlands of some impoverished country.

One problem, though: the forgetting doesn't work so well in those backlands. When your child, wife or husband, mother or father is killed, you don't forget.

Apr 24 03:18

Fake Consumer Group Says Price-Gouging Is Good for You

Cable and phone companies, many of which are eyeing similar price structures, don’t want to see TWC fail. So enter the American Consumer Institute, the fake consumer group that is trying to convince us that excluding people from using the Internet is a good thing. Oh, and so is stifling online video innovation.

Apr 24 03:04

Pelosi briefed on waterboarding in '02

In September 2002, four members of Congress met in secret for a first look at a unique CIA program designed to wring vital information from reticent terrorism suspects in U.S. custody. For more than an hour, the bipartisan group, which included current House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), was given a virtual tour of the CIA's overseas detention sites and the harsh techniques interrogators had devised to try to make their prisoners talk.

Among the techniques described, said two officials present, was waterboarding, a practice that years later would be condemned as torture by Democrats and some Republicans on Capitol Hill. But on that day, no objections were raised. Instead, at least two lawmakers in the room asked the CIA to push harder, two U.S. officials said.

April 23, 2009

Apr 23 21:07

Guilty of Being Poor

Guilty of Being Poor
by Eric Ruder / April 23rd, 2009

The jailers of the 19th century — even in the pre-Civil War South — largely abandoned the practice of imprisoning people for falling into debt as counterproductive and ultimately barbaric. In the 1970s and ’80s, the U.S. Supreme Court affirmed that incarcerating people who can’t pay fines because of poverty violates the U.S. Constitution.

Apparently, though, some states and county jails never got the memo. Welcome to the debtors’ prisons of the 21st century.

Apr 23 19:02

A Must Read: The Crash Of ‘09 - The Collapse Of ‘10

I told you that it’s a funny world getting funnier. Many American analysts are saying that America’s real economic collapse could come by the end of this year. “It will come to known as The Crash of 09,” they say. Others, especially a Russian political analyst, are predicting its physical collapse too. There’s no doubt that the country is up the dirtiest of imaginable creeks without a paddle.

Apr 23 19:00

Hazardous waste left by Ohio Earth Day event

A weekend Earth Day event at an Ohio park left behind scores of paint cans, jars of cleaning solvents and other containers of household hazardous waste.

Apr 23 17:46

Obama vows to battle Holocaust denial

Apr 23 16:39

More Fiscal Stimulus Is Needed to Reverse Economic Decline

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Steal from the poor to give to the rich!

Apr 23 16:36

Head of Al-Qaeda in Iraq arrested in Baghdad: army

The head of Al-Qaeda in Iraq, Omar al-Baghdadi, was arrested in the capital on Thursday, an Iraqi military spokesman said.

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Apr 23 16:36

Microsoft sales fall for first time in 23 years

Microsoft Corp. said Thursday that declining PC sales hurt revenue, as the software giant reported quarterly sales that fell for the first time in its 23-year history as a public company.

The Redmond, Wash.-based company said sales fell 6% from a year earlier to $13.7 billion, missing analysts' expectations of $14.1 billion.

Apr 23 16:29

RSA Offers Encryption Toolkit Free To Developers

RSA traditionally had licensed only its BSAFE encryption technology, which can cost customers tens of thousands of dollars, but company officials say the timing is right to give developers easier access to tools for building more security features into applications from the ground up, rather than tacking them on later. The new Share Project is an online community for developers that provides support, information, and free downloads of RSA's encryption toolkits for C/C++ and Java. The company plans to offer more free security tools under the program, as well.

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This is good news for people who want a certain degree of security in their applications, but for those of you wanting to keep the government out of your private business, there is a drawback.

Breaking a code requires two steps. First, the method must be worked out. After the method is worked out, then the key for a particular message must be found.

Of the two, finding the method is the most difficult. This was the major sticking point for the Allies during WW2 in trying to break the Enigma code, and the method was not solved until an Enigma was captured from a Nazi sub. Once they had the machine and the method, it became a matter of brute force (and Turing's machines) to find the keys.

With RSA (or DES or Clipper or ... ) the government starts out knowing the method used for encryption. And with three acres of supercomputers underneath NSA's Fort Mead complex, finding the keys to a particular message is only a matter of time, usually seconds.

Apr 23 16:23

Researchers Find Massive Botnet On Nearly 2 Million Infected Consumer, Business, Government PCs

Apr 23 14:47

Canada must bring Guantanamo inmate home: court

A Canadian federal court on Thursday ordered the government to demand that the United States send home as soon as possible a young Canadian held in the US military jail in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

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Now THERE is a press conference I want to watch!

Apr 23 14:43

Gates Says He Approved of Release of CIA Memos

Gates, a former CIA director ; indicated Thursday that he supported the release of sensitive memos on detainee interrogation methods last week because he viewed their ultimate disclosure as inevitable.

Apr 23 14:42

Walking out on Ahmadinejad was just plain childish

Isn't it time western diplomats just grew up and stopped these infantile games over President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad? All that this play-acting over boycotting of conferences because of his presence and walking out because of his words achieves is to flatter his ego, boost his poll ratings at home and play into the hands of an Israel that is desperate to prove Iran the gravest threat to its existence.

Apr 23 14:42

Burglars flee hail of bullets

The man had parked his dark blue, late 1990s sport-utility vehicle in her home's courtyard, and she saw him slam one of the doors shut. Gallegos said she was afraid he was going to retrieve a weapon, so she fired a round at his car. The man jumped into the vehicle, spun the wheels and drove out of the courtyard.

Gallegos then turned her attention to the man in the office, who shut the door when he heard the gunshot. She said she could hear him trying to get out a window. She went outside and saw the man in the SUV driving around her home, so she fired three more shots at him.

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You gotta work on your aim. Other than that; good job!

Apr 23 14:39


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The involved police department has now admitted the cop went just a teensy weensy overboard.

Apr 23 14:36

Katie Couric and CBS News Get Creative With Facebook Pages

The challenge, should you choose to accept, is to create a 20 second video on what Obama’s done wrong or right while in office, and post it to her Facebook Page. The best videos will be included in a live broadcast from CBSNews.com on April 29 at 7pm EST.

Apr 23 14:35

Rice gave early approval for CIA waterboarding, Senate report reveals

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Okay, looks like Condi is the designated scapegoat!

Apr 23 14:31

The Consequences of Torture

With this week's myriad revelations on torture, the prospective targets of prosecution and impeachment have suddenly grown from the so-called Bush 6 to potentially dozens of officials, lawyers, and interrogators who brought us waterboarding, sleep deprivation, stress positions, and "walling," Here's a look at the odds each group involved, from President Bush himself to mid-level lawyers, face of court proceedings.
Odds: SAFE
Indicting the Big Two would be politically untenable.
Everyone from Donald Rumsfeld to Condoleezza Rice to John Ashcroft could be vulnerable
Odds: SAFE
Obama shields the CIA officers who carried out now-banned techniques.

Apr 23 14:12

U.S. Is Said to Prepare Filing for Chrysler Bankruptcy

The Treasury has an agreement in principle with the U.A.W. to protect pensions and retiree health benefits as part of the filing, people with knowledge of the action said.

Apr 23 14:04

Barnett: Next Step After the Tax Tea Parties: Repeal the 16th Amendment

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How do you repeal an amendment that was never actually ratified???????

Apr 23 14:03

FLASHBACK - Israeli link possible in US torture techniques

In exchange for interrogation training, did Washington award security contracts?

Apr 23 14:02

The Counterfeiting Numbers

Counterfeiters create new money, illegally. The Federal Reserve (FED) does the same thing, legally.

The legal counterfeiting is worse than the illegal.

Apr 23 14:01


Torture of Palestinians is not only routine and systematic, in it actually sanctioned by the Israeli legal system that has been twisted to serve Israeli policies. Going back to the Shinbet scandal of the early 1980's, even more sadistic forms of torture have given way to the kinds of 'legalized' torture methods outlined in this important article from one of the few independent and courageousmedia sources in Israel, The Alternative Information Center (AIC).

Apr 23 14:00

FLASHBACK - Rape, Feces and Urine-Dipped Cloth Sacks

With mounting evidence that a shadowy group of former Israeli Defense Force and General Security Service (Shin Bet) Arabic-speaking interrogators were hired by the Pentagon under a classified "carve out" sub-contract to brutally interrogate Iraqi prisoners at Baghdad's Abu Ghraib prison, one only needs to examine the record of abuse of Palestinian and Lebanese prisoners in Israel to understand what Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld meant, when referring to new, yet to be released photos and videos, he said, "if these images are released to the public, obviously its going to make matters worse."

Apr 23 13:58

Larry Summers Falls Asleep During Credit Card Industry Meeting

President Obama's chief economic adviser Larry Summers apparently fell asleep during a high-profile meeting with credit card industry officials in the White House on Thursday.

Apr 23 13:55

For Whom The Clock Ticks

A growing body of research supports the idea that there are biological disadvantages to late-in-life fatherhood. But will society's view of male fertility ever change?

Apr 23 13:27


Ayers to speak at Brandeis despite dispute over his past

Apr 23 13:15

Rice gave early 'waterboarding green light'

The CIA first sought in May 2002 to use harsh interrogation techniques including waterboarding on terror suspects, and was given key early approval by then-national security adviser Condoleezza Rice, a US Senate intelligence document said.

The agency got the green light to use the near-drowning technique on July 26, 2002, when attorney general John Ashcroft concluded "that the use of waterboarding was lawful," the Senate Intelligence Committee said in a detailed timeline of the "war on terrorism" interrogations released Wednesday.

Apr 23 12:54

Peter Schiff: Barack Obama Is Saying One Thing & Doing The Other!

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Apr 23 11:50

Palestinian citizens of Israel riot as military invades village with demolition orders

Hundreds rallied against Israeli forces as they entered the village of Kfar Qassem intending to demolish a greenhouse owned by Palestinian citizens of Israel Wednesday night.

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Apr 23 11:48


As part of its activities, The European Campaign to End the Siege in Gaza (ECESG), is restlessly preparing, in race against time, a convoy of medical aid to Gaza.

Apr 23 11:47


Over the weekend I posted about a murder committed by Israeli troops at a protest against the wall of apartheid. As delegates were gathering at the site of the Durban Conference Against Racism, racism was/is thriving in Israel. The man murdered was loved by his community. You can read about him below…. the martyr who had a name….

Apr 23 11:38

Hillary Clinton warns of 'existential threat' in Pakistan

- Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton warned in unusually bleak terms Wednesday that Pakistan's fragile government is facing an "existential threat" from Islamic militants who are now operating within a few hours of the capital.

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"Can we invade them now? Can we? Huh? Can we?"

Apr 23 11:32

Are Members of Congress Being Blackmailed?

For some time now, many Americans have wondered how Congress, the elected body that the nation’s Founding Fathers saw as the bulwark of liberty, could have been so thoroughly unwilling to, or incapable of challenging the dictatorial power-grabs and the eight-year Constitution wrecking campaign of the Bush/Cheney administration.

There has been speculation on both the far left and the far right, and even among some in the apolitical, cynical middle of the political spectrum, that somehow the Bush/Cheney administration must have been blackmailing at least the key members of the Congressional leadership, most likely through the use of electronic monitoring by the National Security Agency (NSA).

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Or perhaps the blackmail comes from somewhere more distant?

Apr 23 10:59

Nobel Laureate Accuses Israel of 'Ethnic Cleansing'

Apr 23 10:53

Watch Christopher Hitchens Get Waterboarded

Apr 23 10:51


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Take a look at the cartoon of Ahmadinejad. The historical truth is that Iran has not invaded another country for over 200 years while the blood from Lebanon and Gaza still drips from Israel's hands. Yet the obvious shills are piling on to assure us all that this cartoon represents reality.

Please take a moment to add your own comments about this cartoon.

Apr 23 10:37

Grandmother Scores Huge Victory over Monsanto

People are finally asking the obvious questions: Who controls the food? Where does it come from? Is it healthy? Will there be anything to eat? And why has it been so cheap for so long?

And the question that scares Monsanto to death:

Why don’t I and all of my neighbors just grow our own food...on one square foot of land? [2]

The conversation at Starbucks is no longer about which stocks or houses are going up (or down) but which vegetables sprout the fastest and how many crops can one get in before winter. Now when someone mentions planting a bush permanently they are not talking about how to bury our last president but the best way to plant super bush beans in the spring.

Apr 23 10:33

FLASHBACK - Alexis Ponce: “The Mossad trained the Ecuadorean police in torture techniques”

“The Mossad trained the Ecuadorean police in torture techniques between 1986 and 1994,” said Alexis Ponce during the Axis for Peace international conference, organized by Voltaire Network on November 17-18, 2005, in Brussels. “The Israeli secret services gave technical support to the tyranny that stained Ecuador with blood. The police corps received advanced training by Israeli agents to torture and to force those who opposed the tyranny to speak. The Israeli agents transmitted their knowledge about the numerous techniques used to torture people. They are criminals! Hundreds of people disappeared during those dark years.”

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Apr 23 10:30

Jack Bauer can't stop 'The Goldman Conspiracy'

Two mind-numbing fast-paced dramas. Two parallel worlds. One real, one fiction, both deadly. Jack Bauer, mythic hero of "24." Dying from a deadly bio-pathogen leaked from weapons developed by Starkwood, a rogue mercenary army attacking the presidency, hell-bent on taking over America.
The other drama in play: "Hank the Hammer" Paulson, iconic Wall Street hero, a Trojan Horse placed inside Washington by Goldman Sachs as Treasury Secretary in control of America's $15 trillion economy. Goldman, a modern dynasty with vast financial powers much like those once used by the de' Medici, Rothschilds and Morgans to control nations.

Apr 23 10:25

Disgraced commander calls out Cheney for 'scapegoating' Abu Ghraib soldiers

MSNBC's Keith Olbermann stated on Wednesday's edition of Countdown, "When the torture of prisoners in Abu Ghraib prison came to light, Rumsfeld blamed it on a few bad apples. He was right. What we know is that the few bad apples were Rumsfeld himself and Mr. Bush, Cheney and more. They were the bad apples. And as happens with bad apples, they corrupted others around them."

Apr 23 10:25

'24' is fictional. So is the idea that torture works

The key example is Ibn Shaykh al-Libi, a Libyan al-Qaeda trainer captured in Pakistan in 2002. He denied knowing of any links between Saddam Hussein and al-Qaeda, but, under torture, “remembered” that Iraq had trained Islamic terrorists in the use of weapons of mass destruction. His evidence formed the centrepiece of George W. Bush's pre-invasion speech: “We've learnt that Iraq has trained al-Qaeda members in bomb-making and poisons and gases.” Al-Libi's “confession” was entirely false, but by the time the CIA retracted the claim, the war was under way.

Owl 3
Apr 23 10:15

Israel Blackmails Obama

Occupied Jerusalem: Israel will not move ahead on the core issues of peace talks with the Palestinians until it sees progress in US efforts to stop Iran's suspected pursuit of a nuclear weapon and to limit Tehran's rising influence in the region, a top government officials familiar with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's still-nascent policy on the issue said.

Apr 23 10:13

How the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times Buried the Madoff Scandal for at Least Four Years

One dog that snoozed in its kennel was the New York Times. The Madoff scam was, of course, a local story for the Times, not least because Times editors undoubtedly knew many of Madoff’s victims socially. It is surprising, to say the least, that no Times person ever seems to have sensed there was something fishy going on in the Lipstick building. The Upper East Side was buzzing with rumors about his apparently sensational investment returns. Many a New York socialite either had money invested with him – and boasted of it in a loud stage whisper – or at least wanted to do so.

Apr 23 10:12

Bush officials reportedly pushed interrogators to link Saddam, al-Qaida

The Bush administration applied relentless pressure on interrogators to use harsh methods on detainees in part to find evidence of cooperation between al-Qaida and Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein's regime, according to a former senior U.S. intelligence official and a former Army psychiatrist.

Such information would have provided a foundation for one of former President George W. Bush's main arguments for invading Iraq in 2003. In fact, no evidence has ever been found of operational ties between Osama bin Laden's terrorist network and Saddam's regime.

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So, like with the WMDs, people were tortured for information that simply did not exist.

Apr 23 10:08

High Priests of OLC Turned CIA Torture Into Holy Acts

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The rush to find the scapegoats is on!

Apr 23 10:05

More being foreclosed into homelessness

Derrick Hughes spent so much energy trying to save his Roxbury home from foreclosure that when sheriff's deputies finally evicted him in January he had nowhere to go but his 1998 Chevrolet Blazer.

"I spent the weekend driving around, thinking, 'What am I going to do?' " said Hughes, 56, a UPS driver. "I was running around trying to save the house rather than find a place for me."

Apr 23 09:57

O'Reilly: "Torture, My Ass"

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Let's waterboard O'Reilly 180 times in a month and see if he still thinks it is no big deal.

Apr 23 09:54

Ozone Hole Causes Antarctic Sea Ice to Expand, Slows Warming

The human-induced depletion of the protective ozone layer has altered wind patterns and caused temperatures in most of the southern continent to fall so that more cold air flows over the Southern Ocean, freezing the water, the scientists said today in the journal Geophysical Research Letters.

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"So, whatever happens; it's your failt anyway and you have to pay for it!" -- Al Bore

Apr 23 09:51

Khalid Sheikh Mohammed

Khalid Sheikh Mohammed was captured in Rawalpindi, Pakistan on March 1, 2003 by the Pakistani ISI.

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Another confirmation that KSM was captured in 2003, which means that the claims that torturing him resulted in the thwarting of a terror plot in Los Angeles in 2002 are a lie.

Apr 23 09:50

Waking up to torture truths

The Bush administration claimed that the waterboarding of Khalid Shaikh Mohammed helped foil a planned 2002 attack on Los Angeles -- forgetting that he wasn't captured until 2003.

Apr 23 09:42


Now, I want you all to stop and think for a minute of the full ramifications of this. Israeli interests have the ability to listen in on ANY phone in America connected to any of the systems used by Amdocs or Comverse Infosys. They have had this ability for several years. They can listen in and track the phone calls made by anyone's phone, whether police officer, elected official, media talking head, editor, policy setter, news mogul, even the President of the United States. The Ken Starr report on Whitewater describes how Bill Clinton warned Monica Lewinsky that a foreign government was tapping their phone calls.

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Relinked in light of the report that the US Government might completely drop all charges against suspected Israeli spies Rosen and Weissman.

Apr 23 09:35


Apr 23 09:32

Israel: 'Malfunction' caused Gaza massacre

Ma’an – The Israeli military said internal investigations showed it acted according to law during the three-week offensive against the Gaza Strip, but that 'malfunctions’ resulted in the deaths of innocents.

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"It was all the fault of Vista! Really!!!"

Apr 23 09:26

CBS's 60 Minutes Reports on Resurgence of Cold Fusion

"Scientists today like to call it a nuclear effect rather than cold fusion. At least 20 labs working independently have published reports of excess heat - heat up to 25 times greater than the electricity going in. And we've found that the Pentagon is saying it too. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, known as DARPA, did its own analysis and 60 Minutes obtained an internal memo that concludes there is 'no doubt that anomalous excess heat is produced in these experiments.'"
-- CBS 60 Minutes, 4/19/09

Apr 23 09:25

Children tracked by sat nav to stop bad behaviour

Children will be tracked by satellite on public transport and encouraged to spy on their friends and report bad behaviour, under a pilot scheme by the Welsh Assembly.

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"And we have these really cool badges we bought surplus from the STASI for you all to wear!"

Apr 23 09:24

Document: Rice approved harsh tactics in 2002

At a time when the Justice Department is deciding whether former officials who set interrogation policy or formulated the legal justifications for it should be investigated for possible crimes, the timeline lists at least a dozen members of the Bush administration who were present when the CIA's director or others explained exactly which questioning techniques were to be used and how those sessions proceeded.

Rice gave a key early green light when, as President George W. Bush's national security adviser, she met on July 17, 2002, with the CIA's then-director, George J. Tenet, and "advised that the CIA could proceed with its proposed interrogation of Abu Zubaida," subject to approval by the Justice Department, according to the timeline.

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I get the sense that Condi has been chosen to the the sacrificial lamp to throw at the mob in order to save Bush and Cheney.

Apr 23 09:22

America: a superpower no more

Decline is occurring more rapidly than we think. It's time to embrace a new agenda.

Two American icons, General Electric and Berkshire Hathaway, lost their triple-A credit ratings. Then China, America's largest creditor, called for a new global currency to replace the dollar just weeks after it demanded Washington guarantee the safety of Beijing's nearly $1 trillion debt holdings. And that was just in March.

Apr 23 09:21


Jeremy Paxman: What is the difference between Zionism and racism?

Peter Gooderham: Well we see the two as being quite distinct…

Jeremy Paxman: Yeah what’s the difference?

Peter Gooderham: Well Zionism is a political movement related to the establishment of a homeland…

Jeremy Paxman [quietly]: So are some forms of racism.

Peter Gooderham:…a Jewish homeland, in the er…in what is now Israel and racism is something else. I mean racism is, I think we all know it when we see it and it’s not, it’s not that, and we have fought long and hard at the United Nations to keep that, to maintain that distinction.

Apr 23 09:20

Pirate Bay lawyer calls for retrial

A lawyer representing one of the men convicted in the Pirate Bay trial has called for a retrial after reports that the judge was a member of the same copyright protection organisations as several of the main entertainment industry representatives.

Apr 23 09:20

Israel backs down over white phosphorus

An IDF briefing yesterday after an inquiry into the three-week Gaza offensive disclosed that two different munitions containing white phosphorus had been used. Mortar shells fired by ground forces and 76mm rounds fired from naval vessels both contained phosphorus as an active ingredient.

Until now the IDF has denied the Times accounts. On January 7 a military spokeman said that the shells in question had “no explosives and no white phosphorus”.

Apr 23 09:17

U.S. Army prepares to invade U.S.

The plans to implement martial law in America have been taking shape for decades, hidden behind "Continuity of Government" contingency planning. Now, with public outcry over the banker bailout bill at fever pitch, all of the pieces are in place for the U.S. Army to start policing American citizens.

Apr 23 09:16

A Rahm Bomb for Jane Harman?

So the inside-the-Beltway question is: Who, high up in the administration, authorized the leak of a super-secret NSA wiretap against a sitting member of Congress, Rep. Jane Harman (who also happens to be the senior Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee) And how do the anonymous sources know they will not be prosecuted?

Who would have authorized it? If I had to bet, it would be the President or his Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel, or the National Security Advisor.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

If Rahm is indeed "Mega", Israel's top spy inside the US Government, then getting his fellow Israeli spies off of the hook would be a priority. Indeed Rosen and Weissman might even be blackmailing Rahm to get them set free.

The leak about Harman may have been a warning to let the two spies go free or risk even more embarrassing disclosures.

Apr 23 09:12

Big banks have a big credit problem

Banks are socking away funds for future loan losses at a record clip. But at the sickliest institutions, problem loans are rising even faster.

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Yes, because the more money you suck out of the general population to pour on the banks, the harder it is for people to find the high paying jobs with which they can make the payments.

Apr 23 09:11

How the israeli Madoff is a key financial player in 9/11

The terror attacks of 9-11 and the financial crisis that exploded in September 2008 are similar and connected. The similarity between the two events that occurred almost exactly seven years apart reveals the criminal thinking behind both events – and the method.

Apr 23 09:10

Regional Banks Show No Turnaround In Sight

From Minnesota to Alabama, battered regional banks are warning a turnaround from the economic malaise is nowhere in sight.

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Apr 23 09:07

Mortgage defaults hit record in state, Bay Area

In an ominous sign that foreclosures may soon surge, the number of mortgage default notices in California and the Bay Area rose to record levels in the first quarter of 2009, according to a report from a real estate information service.

Such notices typically precede foreclosures by a few months. The huge rise in defaults means that scores of bargain-priced bank-owned properties could inundate the struggling real estate market during the key spring and summer selling season.

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There may soon be a huge flood of foreclosed homes. Lenders are trying to keep the homes off of the market to avoid depressing prices still further, but when there are too many sitting idle, someone will start duping them and then everything will hit at the same time.

Apr 23 08:57

Israel defies US and destroys Palestinian home

Brushing aside international criticism, Israel demolished a Palestinian house in East Jerusalem in the latest in a series of actions that critics say is racheting up tensions in the city, harming chances for a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

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Wake up and smell the frying schoolkids! Israel does not WANT a two-state solution; they want it ALL!

Apr 23 08:56

Nazi cows, Nazi cats, actors playing depressed Nazis. It's all just Hitler porn and it disgusts me

I thought the whole point of the second world war was to eradicate Nazism from the face of the earth. No more swastikas, no more shiny boots, no more dwarf narcissists giving vegetarian dinner parties and shooting liberals. It was supposed to be over in 1945. But we seem to have a new kind of Nazi domination - a cultural domination - and it's silly. There is no point to it: it exists just for itself. And it turns our eyes from the evils that we should be noticing today. It is a big dressing-up box, full of distraction.

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So, who makes the decisions to PRODUCE all this trapped-in-the-past melodrama, while ignoring the genocide taking place right before our very eyes?

Apr 23 08:52

Thefts up amid 'credit crunch crimewave' fears

The latest crime figures show muggings and burglaries are up amid fears of a credit crunch crime wave.