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March 23, 2010

Mar 23 12:47

Dems Push Financial Reform to Full Senate

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Why is a consumer protection agency being set up inside a PRIVATELY RUN BANK???????

Mar 23 12:43

Lehman Bros categorized loans as sales to hide debt

Mar 23 12:43

What are the Naked Body Scanners really for?

Our security-obsessed government is intent on tracking each and every individual as if they are guilty until proven innocent - that's the un-American trend whether you wish to admit it or not. But this is not an easy task since there are many technical hurdles for engineers to overcome in providing such monitoring capability to their paymasters.

Mar 23 12:42

Eldad, Ben-Ari: Britons are dogs

Israeli officials and MKs sharply criticized the announced intention of the UK government to expel an unnamed Israeli diplomat in response to its passports being used in the Dubai assassination of senior Hamas arms trafficker Mahmoud al-Mabhouh.

"I think [the] British are behaving hypocritically and I don't want to offend dogs on this issue, since some dogs are utterly loyal," MK Aryeh Eldad (National Union) told Sky News. "Who are they to judge us on the war on terror?"

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Unflipping believable; talk about a "blame the victims" mentality!

I would like to hope that #10 Downing Street and the British Parliament collaborate, immediately - and permanently - to stop all military and financial aid to Israel.



Emigrate While You Still Can - Finca Bayano In Panama!

Finco Bayano
Mar 23 12:35

At White House, Biden’s Expletive Caught on Open Mic

At the end of his introduction of the president, Mr. Biden, who is well known for ad-libbing to the point of getting him in a little trouble, turned to Mr. Obama, embraced him and elaborated on the historic nature of the day.

“Mr. President, this is a big … deal,” he said, adding an adjective between big and deal, that begins with ‘f.’

Mar 23 12:29

Top Analyst: "Developed Market Governments Are Insolvent By Any Reasonable Definition"

Eventually, there will be a crisis of such magnitude that the political winds change direction, and become blustering gales forcing us onto the course of fiscal sustainability.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Fiscal sustainability cannot afford oligarchs.

Fiscal sustainability cannot afford greed.

Fiscal sustainability cannot afford a private central bank issuing the public currency at interest.

Fiscal sustainability cannot afford debt-based currency.

Mar 23 12:29

IRS to Enforce Health Reform

If either an individual or a business has failed to comply with this mandate for any month out of the year, they are required to pay a separate tax to the IRS. For individuals this is a maximum of $750 per person (up to $2,250 per household) and $750 per uncovered employee for businesses.

Because these penalties would each apply on a monthly basis, individuals and employers would have to pay 1/12th of the maximum penalties for each month they failed to comply with the mandates.

In order to carry out its new monitoring and enforcement duties, the Congressional Budget Office estimated that the IRS will need $10 billion in additional funds, funds which were not made available under the health reform bill.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Goodbye, small businesses in America!

You were the engine driving the growth of this country, but it is obvious that you will no longer be allowed to survive, under these regulations.

Mar 23 12:25

Judge Napolitano: Why State Efforts Against Obamacare Are Doomed

FOX Senior Judicial Analyst Judge Andrew Napolitano weighs in on the legality of the health-care legislation.


Mar 23 12:21

Passage of Health Care = IRS + YOUR Medical Records!

One of the unconstitutional provisions of this proposed legislative abortion called health care reform is the mandate that all Americans must buy health insurance.

If someone doesn’t buy health insurance they WILL be subject to fines and/or penalties.

The way the government is going to collect these fines/penalties is by use of IRS enforcement – not exactly what the mission of this powerful Federal agency is.

The only way the IRS can establish whether or not you have the “big brother” mandated health insurance is to check your medical records!

Mar 23 12:17

Defeat in Victory: the Democrats' Health Care Bill

What looks like a big victory for Obama and the Democrats may be their greatest undoing. It’s true that the passage of Obama’s health care bill represents a significant political victory for the Democrats. But sometimes a battle won could equal a lost war.

More significantly, those millions of people who are soon to be mandated to buy shoddy, corporate insurance will vent their rage solely at the Democrats. A significant portion of the currently uninsured will remain without insurance, and be penalized at tax time for not buying into the corporate healthcare scam. These millions will be never vote Democrat again.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

There is no longer any representation of We the People in Congress: only the corporations are represented at this point, for whom Congress members are merely "acquisitions".

Mar 23 12:12

CLIMATEGATE - When to Doubt a Scientific ‘Consensus’

A December 18 Washington Post poll, released on the final day of the ill-fated Copenhagen climate summit, reported “four in ten Americans now saying that they place little or no trust in what scientists have to say about the environment.” Nor is the poll an outlier. Several recent polls have found “climate change” skepticism rising faster than sea levels on Planet Algore (not to be confused with Planet Earth, where sea levels remain relatively stable).

Mar 23 12:11

How Sovereign is Europe? Washington has Murdered Privacy Rights at Home And Abroad

The EU has given in to Washington’s demand for "free access to the banking data of the central financial service provider, Swift, in Europe. All financial flows in Europe (and between Europe and the rest of the world) will now be monitored by the CIA and other American and Israeli intelligence services." The monitoring will include transfers within Germany, for example, and within individual cities. "The data, even data of completely innocent citizens, have to be stored for five years, of course, at the expense of the banks and their customers."

How sovereign is the EU when it it unable to protect the financial privacy of its citizens from foreign governments?


Mar 23 12:07

Taliban fighters training in Iran, U.S. officials say

Iran is helping train Taliban fighters within its borders, according to U.S. military and intelligence officials.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Translation: The latest escalation in Afghanistan has turned into a disaster for the US and they need somebody to blame for it.

Mar 23 12:02

Auschwitz Death Camp Doctors' Documents Found

Food coupons for some of the notorious Nazi doctors at the Auschwitz death camp – including perhaps the sadistic Dr. Joseph Mengele – have been found in the attic of a nearby house, where they had lain unseen for decades.

Also found in the attic were other documents relating to the lives of Nazi officials, including death certificates and a map.

Some sugar coupons bear the names of Horst Fischer and Fritz Klein, doctors who were executed for their crimes after the war, Adam Cyra, a historian at the Auschwitz memorial museum who is looking through the documents, said Monday.

"The sensational value of this discovery is in the fact that these original documents, bearing the names of main murderers from Auschwitz, were found so many years after the war," Cyra said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Ah yes, it's Passover, so let us wave Nazis at everyone one more time. Yet note carefully that there is nothing in the newly found documents that supports the claim that Aushwitz was anything other than a forced slave-labor camp. The various appellations applied, such as "sadistic", and "murderer" are the preconceptions of the article author and the museum curator.

Now, do not get me wrong. The Nazis were total assholes for much the same reason that the present US government are assholes, for their constant invasion of other countries, the looting of their resources, and the use of torture.

But truth is the first casualty of war and there is little doubt that the slave-labor camps in Nazi Germany in which millions of all races (including even Germans) died of Typhus epidemics, have been "spun" into death camps pointed solely at the Jews, to trick the world into allowing Israel to do to Palestine, what the world united to prevent Hitler from doing to Poland.

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Mar 23 11:51

Anti-War Rally, March 20 - San Francisco


Mar 23 11:47

Time to Strike

Mar 23 11:45

SEC Employees Were Getting Off To Kiddie Porn While Your Economy Tanked

Over the past two years, more than a dozen Securities and Exchange employees and contractors have tried to view pornography on government computers at least 8,273 times. Here's what they were looking at while the global financial system cratered.

The Washington Times broke the story of the SEC's porn problem, which became the subject of numerous inspector general investigations, last month. And Dealbreaker subsequently published one report of an inspector general investigation into an SEC regional supervisor who viewed transvestite porn at work as stress relief.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

That's funny; my wife says doing chores is all the stress relief I need!

Mar 23 11:41

Fox News Poll: 79% Say U.S. Economy Could Collapse

Mar 23 11:36

States Plot to Block, Limit Health Care Reform Bill

The proverbial ink had yet to dry on the nation's new health care reform law Tuesday before two states -- Virginia and Florida -- filed lawsuits and more scrambled to put up legislative barricades between themselves and the bill requiring Americans to purchase health insurance or face stiff penalties.

The tactics, employed everywhere from Arizona to Virginia, are the strongest sign that the health care reform fight is far from over.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Note the use of the word "plot", with all its negative connotations, in the headline.


Mar 23 11:35

Kerry Exploits Obamacare Passage to Propose Carbon Tax

Following their successful effort to force totalitarian health control legislation down the throats of the American people, Obama’s allies are now pushing for climate change legislation.

Mar 23 11:33

Poland, Romania: U.S. Missile System From Baltic To Black Sea

The US missile defence shield and Polish-Romanian collaboration are the focal points on the agenda of Defence Minister Bogdan Klich on an official two-day visit to Bucharest.

Poland, which is to have a Patriot missile battery based in the north of the country, not far from Russia’s Kaliningrad border, will share its experience of the anti-missile systems with Romania.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

One has to wonder if this is a deliberate act to forestall the signing of the nuclear weapon reduction treaty with Russia indefinitely.

Moscow cannot possibly be happy about these developments.

Mar 23 11:31

Obamacare: Taxing The American People Into Oblivion

H.R. 3590, The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, to give it its full title, is rammed full of tax increases which will further economically cripple Americans already laboring under the worst financial crisis since the great depression.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is a desperate cash-grab by a government that is bankrupt and hopelessly in debt.

Mar 23 11:30

Cheneyism with a Human Face: Obama's New Imperial Presidency

Call me a cynic, but I was hardly surprised to learn that the "change" regime is threatening to veto the 2010 intelligence authorization bill "over a provision that would force the administration to widen the circle of lawmakers who are informed about covert operations and other sensitive activities," The Washington Post reported.

Never mind that churlish congressional Democrats, like their corporatist Republican colleagues across the aisle, would crush each other in a stampede to see who'd be first in handing the Executive Branch whatever it wants.


Mar 23 11:28

JT Coyoté: Rewriting history in Texas

I was flabbergasted this past weekend when I read that Thomas Jefferson, one of the most important of all of the Founding Fathers of the United States of America, is slated, after a preliminary vote, to be removed from Texas schoolbooks. This is as bad as it can get, folks, and it will occur unless the policy makers in the Texas Department of Education come to their senses before the final vote is taken in May.

Mar 23 11:28

Going it alone: a Third Intifada?

Can the people be blamed for wishing to take their fate into their own hands, when they are terrorized on a daily basis by a ruthless genocidal Israeli occupation force, while no convincing efforts against this are being made by those who are internationally accepted as representatives of the Palestinian voice? The recent murder of four Palestinian civilian youngsters within 24 hours in the Nablus region, Mohammad and Useid Qadus (both 16 years), Muhammad Faysal and Salah Muhammad Qawariq (both 19 years) by the Israeli army, which only led to some timid condemnations by representatives of the Palestinian Authority, may yet spell the beginning of a Third Intifada. If people do not see any meaningful action from their leadership, will they sit by idly and watch their sons being shot?

Mar 23 11:25

Cindy Sheehan arrested at D.C. protest 3/20/10

Mar 23 11:20

ISRAEL IN 3D

What is referred to as ‘The Holocaust‘, lasted 12 years from beginning to end. This does not include the number of years of the ongoing holocaust against the people of Palestine. Next month it will have reached the 62 year mark…. and continuing as I write this.


Mar 23 11:19

‘PINKOS’ CHALLENGE THE ‘KOSHER NOSTRA’

Shortly after announcing Israel’s commitment to defense in his address to the annual American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) Gala, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was disrupted by a demonstrator. Rae Abileah, 27, from Half Moon Bay, CA, jumped onto AIPAC Executive Director Howard Kohr’s private table alongside the stage and unfurled a pink banner that said “Netanyahu: Build Peace Not Settlements!” Abileah shouted, “Lift the siege of Gaza! No illegal settlements!” as she was forcefully removed from the building. A second disruption came moments later from Joan Stallard, from Washington, DC, who shouted, “Stop the settlements!”

Mar 23 11:19

Video: Human Shield Story: US activist Rachel Corrie remembered in film

Seven years ago American peace activist Rachel Corrie was crushed to death by an Israeli bulldozer while protesting against the demolition of Palestinian homes in Gaza.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This young woman should never be forgotten by anyone in the world who believes in the values of justice and peace.

Mar 23 11:18

CLEANSING THE LAND OF BREAD AND ARABS

In Israel today, things are not much different than life in the Shtetel when it comes to Passover preparations. But today there is a growing number of non observant Jews as well as a growing number of non Jews. This is a threat to the lifestyle of the self imposed Shtetel Jew living here today. The courts are allowing the sale of Chametz (leaven) this year. This has the ultra orthodox community up in arms. A Torah violation right under their noses!

BUT WAIT!!!!!!

Mar 23 11:17

WHAT’S WRONG WITH THIS HEADLINE?

Settlements have cost Israel $17 billion, study finds

It should read…. Settlements have cost the US Taxpayer $17 billion, study finds



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Mar 23 11:16

Defeat In Victory: The Democrat’s Health Care Bill

What looks like a big victory for Obama and the Democrats may be their greatest undoing. It’s true that the passage of Obama’s health care bill represents a significant political victory for the Democrats. But sometimes a battle won could equal a lost war.

It’s telling that Obama had so much trouble in getting his own party to pass the bill on a simple majority basis: the bill was so blatantly watered down with the corporate hose that anyone with their name attached to it feared future electoral doom.

Mar 23 11:15

Closing Time: An Historic Confirmation of Corporate Power

"The health insurance legislation is a major political symbol wrapped around a shredded substance. It does not provide coverage that is universal, comprehensive or affordable. It is a remnant even of its own initially compromised self — bereft of any public option, any safeguard for states desiring a single payer approach, any adequate antitrust protections, any shift of power toward consumers to defend themselves, any regulation of insurance prices, any authority for Uncle Sam to bargain with drug companies, and any reimportation of lower-priced drugs."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Welcome to the US Republic of Corporatocracy, a government by the corporations, of the corporations, and for the corporations, brought to you courtesy of the best US Congress money can buy!

Mar 23 11:15

Notes On Israel’s Triumph To Disaster

Who will stop Israel in its relentless expropriation of Palestine and from triumphing to disaster? Isaac Deutscher, from whom I borrow my title, believed that the occupation of 1967 would have catastrophic consequences for Israel. It wouldn’t end well, he feared.

Mar 23 11:14

Americans: Are You With Gen. Petraeus And Adm. Mullen Or With Israel ?

The only way to derail Israel’s quest for regional hegemony and to break its oppression of the Palestinians is to break US support for Israel.

And the only way to break US support for Israel is to break the shattered US economy story to the American public and to do it explicitly referencing the reason:

“The Powerful Israel Lobby Manipulation in US Government Affairs and Israeli Oppression and War Crimes.”


Mar 23 11:08

Disturbing findings of toxic uranium levels in Gaza

Studies conducted by a group of Italian researchers have revealed the presence of dangerous levels of toxins in the bodies of Palestinian victims of Israeli bombings during operation Cast Lead in 2008-2009. The results of tests conducted on a sample of 15 dead and wounded victims of the war on Gaza, in addition to another sample of 95 citizens, showed the presence of 30 toxic components, notably high levels of uranium. A senior Ministry of Health official in Gaza, Medhat Abbas, confirmed the findings during a press conference last Thursday.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Warning: the disclaimer at the top of the article about disturbing images is absolutely correct.

But please, take a good look at what your tax dollars are buying in terms of the Israeli IDF's use of toxic chemicals against Palestinian citizens.

Imagine, for one moment, that the people here were your family, your friends, your loved ones.

Then imagine what you would think of a government and military that would resort to using these kinds of chemical weapons against a civilian population.

Joseph Mengele would have been proud of this kind of treatment of the "inferior others" by his government.

How bitterly ironic that so many of those in the Israeli government and IDF are direct descendants of those who survived the Holocaust in Germany.

Mar 23 11:00

Rotarix rotavirus vaccine contaminated, officials say

Federal health authorities recommended Monday that doctors suspend using Rotarix, one of two vaccines licensed in the United States against rotavirus, saying the vaccine is contaminated with material from a pig virus.

There is no evidence at this time that this material poses a safety risk," Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Dr. Margaret Hamburg told reporters in a conference call.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Memo to FDA Administration Commissioner Hamburg: you have not a clue as to what the long-term safety risk this contamination might bring to the kids who got inoculated with this vaccine, and you know it!

Mar 23 10:59

Video: Obama breaks promise for 5-day public inspection; signs corporate “health” welfare bill

*hyperlinks and videos live at source*

Obama promised five days for public consideration, discussion, and informed opinions about bills reaching the President before he would sign them into law.

Obama promised the identities online of lobbyists and corporations that would benefit from tax increases, including how much these corporations would benefit.

The amount American taxpayers lose from the “health” insurance company welfare bill compared with universal health care that eliminates corporate middle-men is between $100 and $300 billion every year.

Mar 23 10:55

Family bonus(es) plan

Less than two years after graduating from Harvard University, Lloyd Blankfein's son, Alex, fetched a hefty $155,000 in compensation last year, according to a filing from Goldman Sachs, for his work in cross-asset sales, or selling various products to clients.

For someone who graduated in 2008, that's not too shabby, especially considering the average salary for a recent college graduate in 2009 was about $49,000, according to the National Association of Colleges and Employers.


Mar 23 10:53

Netanyahu Rebukes Obama in AIPAC Speech

Though many expected him to deliver a more measured response in the wake of last week’s very public row with the United States, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu delivered another angry rebuke to the Obama Administration over the settlement expansion which stalled the US brokered indirect peace talks.

Netanyahu declared that the settlements in occupied East Jerusalem weren’t technically settlements at all, because “everyone knows” that Jerusalem will be the eternal and undivided capital of Israel. Israel invaded and occupied East Jerusalem in 1967, along with the rest of the West Bank, and its legal control over the territory has never been established in international law.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is all political theatre, very carefully crafted, to obscure the real reason Netanyahu and Obama are meeting today; and that is to find a way to get a US lead war against Iran going, and "sell" the American people (yet again) on the notion that they must sacrifice their loved ones to "neutralize" yet another of Israel's alleged "existential threats" in the region.

Mar 23 10:52

school principal charged with child porn

Mar 23 10:50

The Cost Of Defying Obamacare: $2,250 a Month And IRS Goons Pointing Guns At Your Family

The cost of defying Obamacare by withholding compliance on your income tax return will not be for the faint hearted – families will be forced to cough up $2,250 a month while being closely scrutinized by an army of new IRS agents with fresh “combat training,” armed to the teeth with 12 gauge pump action shotguns.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Look, we need the money more than YOU do!"

Mar 23 10:46

Benjamin Netanyahu warns US that 'Jerusalem is not a settlement'

"The Jewish people were building Jerusalem 3,000 year ago and the Jewish people are building Jerusalem today. Jerusalem is not a settlement. It's our capital," Mr Netanyahu told the American Israel Public Affairs Committee.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It appears that Netanyahu and his government, through a series of military and political actions, are attempting to provoke Palestinians into a 3rd intefata, or rebellion, against Israeli authority.

One has to wonder if such a rebellion would be used as Israel's "justification" for a massive slaughter of Palestinians, followed by forced deportation of every Palestinian left standing, and what the world's reaction to such acts would be.

Mar 23 10:41

Iran, Turkey plan to triple trade volume to $30bn

Iran announces a joint Tehran - Ankara plan to triple bilateral annual trade volume from the current $10 billion to $30 billion in the future...

Mar 23 10:28

CLIMATEGATE - The well funded, well organized, global skeptic network laid bare

A fascinating new study commissioned by Oxfam and produced by digital mapping agency Profero has shed new insights into the way climate sceptics’ networks operate. The study’s conclusions, as yet unpublished but seen by Left Foot Forward, were presented to a closed meeting of campaigners on Wednesday night.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"The problem isn't that we lied. The problem is a well-financed insidious evil and very sinister organization pointed out that we lied!" -- Saint Al of the Gore.

Mar 23 10:26

Tell Me Again, Who Made The Desert Bloom?

So, on the eve of the partition resolution, in which the United Nations proposed to allocate 55 percent of the land to Jewish Palestine (including those parts that produced most of Palestine's leading crops, with the sole exception of the olive crop), and 45% to Arab Palestine, Palestinian Arabs were producing:

92% of Palestine’s grain
86% of its grapes
99% of its olives
77 % of its vegetables
95% of its melons
more than 99% of its tobacco
and 60% of its bananas.

Palestine's agricultural produce at that time had an annual value of approximately 21.8 million pounds sterling; 17.1 million of which was produced by Arab cultivation, and 4.7 million by Jewish cultivation. (See the exact numbers here).


Mar 23 10:21

government is socialism

Mar 23 10:18

Health care dictatorship: A crime against America

This is the medical equivalent of a wartime draft that forces soldiers into battle against their will. Except this isn't a war against some foreign enemy -- it's a war being waged against your body by the pharmaceutical industry, the cancer industry, the surgery pushers and all the corporations that prey upon the public for their sick-care profits.

Mar 23 10:18

US may try Sheehan for anti-war campaign

US authorities have arrested a number of anti-war protesters, including high-profile activist Cindy Sheehan, during a demonstration in Washington DC.

Sheehan, who has been and anti-war campaigner since she lost a son in the Iraq war, may stand trial, reports indicate.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

A short memo to the Obama administration: if it is true that you are actually dense enough to attempt to bring Cindy Sheehan to trial, what charges would be made against her?

That she exercised her First Amendment rights, under the Constitution, of free speech and free assembly?!?

Making a martyr out of this woman and her movement will absolutely invigorate every bit of anti-war sentiment which exists in this country, and that sentiment is growing exponentially by the millisecond.

Thinking people understand that we were lied in to the war with Iraq because of the potential for private profit from the oil.

They also understand that the invasion and occupation of Afghanistan were to produce two outcomes, also for private profit; the installation of pipelines with which to control Eurasian oil, and the control of the drug trade, from which so many profit so handsomely.

People are furious that their sons, daughters, precious family and friends, our brave young men and women in uniform, have fought, died, or gotten maimed for life in military operations which have absolutely nothing to do with the safety and security of the United States, but everything to do with private profit.

That is not what these young men and women signed up for, when they volunteered to join the US military.

And if our physically or mentally wounded Vets did, by some miracle manage to make it home, sick to death with depleted uranium poisoning, or maimed for life, the same government which cavalierly sent them into harm's way for private profit, found most of them completely expendable when they got back.

Mar 23 10:17

They're Back! AIPAC Confab Returns to D.C.


Mar 23 10:15

MPs' foreign visit rules breached

Hundreds of breaches of parliamentary rules by MPs who accepted free overseas trips from foreign governments have been uncovered by a BBC investigation.

More than 20 MPs broke rules on declaring hospitality in questions or debates after visiting locations such as the Maldives, Cyprus and Gibraltar.

Mar 23 10:13

Obamacare To Be Enforced By Armed Thugs

f the health care bill was such a positive act of reform, as establishment Democrats and the corporate media are pitching it, then how come it needs to be enforced by means of coercion at the hands of thousands of armed IRS thugs?

That was the context of the discussion during Ron Paul’s appearance on Fox Business’ America’s Nightly Scoreboard last night, as the Congressman continued to speak out against the tyrannical nature of Obamacare.

Mar 23 10:04

Anti-Semitism: What is it?

The colleague was M.I.T. Professor Noam Chomsky. For his criticism of Israeli policy, he was attacked as a self-hating Jew. Were he not Jewish, doubtless he would have been an anti-Semite. For critics of Israel, those are the only two options. He cautioned me:

You’ll get the same thing: anti-Semitic, Holocaust denier, want to kill all the Jews, etc. It doesn’t matter what the facts are. Bear in mind that you are dealing with intellectuals, that is, what we call ‘commissars’ and ‘apparatchiks’ in enemy states.

Mar 23 10:03

Testing Phobia: Texas Set to Possibly Execute Another Innocent Man on Wednesday

The thing about Skinner’s case is it would be relatively easy to prove whether or not he was really the killer of the three. There are two bloody knives that have never been tested for Skinner’s DNA--or for the DNA of Twila’s uncle, the man who had reportedly made several unwanted sexual advances at her earlier that evening, leading her to leave a party early, and who Skinner claims is the real killer. Nor was semen that was found on Twila Busby, who was raped, or skin found under her fingernails, ever DNA tested to see who they belonged to.

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Pixfuture
Mar 23 10:02

U.S. judge orders release of Guantanamo detainee

The ruling by Judge James Robertson of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia ordering Slahi's release from the controversial prison for foreign terrorism suspects, was classified.

A declassified version, with details of the judge's decision, is expected to be released later. Justice Department spokesman Dean Boyd said the agency "was reviewing the decision."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Were I a betting human being, I wouldn't bet that this man will be released.

Note the following paragraph:

"In his habeas corpus petition in 2008 seeking release from the Guantanamo prison, his lawyers argued Slahi had been subject to harsh interrogation techniques authorized by then-Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld."

The government doesn't want the sickening embarrassment of what was done to many of these men to become public knowledge. And I can guarantee you that waterboarding wasn't the worst of it.

Mar 23 10:00

Israeli Knesset thinks British people are dogs!

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Israel thinks Britain should have rolled over and played dead regarding the use of UK passports for the assassination in Dubai.

Mar 23 09:57

Has Germany just killed the dream of a European superstate?

So after weeks of Euro-bluff it looks ever more like an IMF rescue for Greece after all, and hence for any other eurozone nation driven to ruin by the wrong monetary policy.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

More and more to me it looks like the push for super-states and global government is to make it easier to drop the losses from corporate gambling onto the collected people of the world.

Mar 23 09:51

Geithner says Fannie, Freddie overhaul must wait

US Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner on Tuesday swatted aside pressure for a swift reform of troubled government-backed mortgage giants as data pointed to a still struggling real estate market.

Geithner told Congress any restructuring of lenders Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, which received a 100-billion-dollar-plus government bailout at the height of the housing crisis, "must be done as part of a reform of the wider housing finance system."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Wait?!?!?!?

As reported on 5 March, 2010 in:

http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601087&sid=aJcAMaiuifjc&pos=4

"Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac may force lenders including Bank of America Corp., JPMorgan Chase & Co., Wells Fargo & Co. and Citigroup Inc. to buy back $21 billion of home loans this year as part of a crackdown on faulty mortgages."

"That’s the estimate of Oppenheimer & Co. analyst Chris Kotowski, who says U.S. banks could suffer losses of $7 billion this year when those loans are returned and get marked down to their true value. Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, both controlled by the U.S. government, stuck the four biggest U.S. banks with losses of about $5 billion on buybacks in 2009, according to company filings made in the past two weeks."

One has to wonder just where that one hundred billion dollars of taxpayer-funded bailout for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac actually wound up.


Mar 23 09:49

CLIMATEGATE - Lord Oxburgh, the climate science peer, ‘has a conflict of interest’

A member of the House of Lords appointed to investigate the veracity of climate science has close links to businesses that stand to make billions of pounds from low-carbon technology.

Lord Oxburgh is to chair a scientific assessment panel that will examine the published science of the Climatic Research Unit at the University of East Anglia.

The CRU has been accused of manipulating and suppressing data to overstate the dangers from climate change. Professor Phil Jones, its director, has stood down from his post while a separate inquiry, chaired by Sir Muir Russell, takes place into the leaking of e-mails sent by him and his colleagues.

Mar 23 09:48

Whistle Blowing Clergyman and Survivors of Catholic Abuse to Confront Pope, Tour Europe in early April

In the wake of a growing child abuse scandal in the Roman Catholic church, and last October's historic rally outside the Vatican to remember the victims of church crimes, members of The Friends and Relatives of the Disappeared (FRD) will return to Europe next week to help convene an international Tribunal into crimes against humanity in which Pope Joseph Ratzinger is personally implicated.

Mar 23 09:47

Six Delusions of Google's Arrogant Leaders

Google's CEO went to Abu Dhabi this week and preached. He sermonized about Google's exceptional virtue — its indifference to profit and supreme trustworthiness. His speech should have been shocking. Except that delusional self-righteousness is now routine at Google

Mar 23 09:45

A spy unsettles US-India ties

News that the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) had reached a plea bargain with David Coleman Headley, who played a key role in the planning of the terrorist strike in Mumbai in November 2008 in which 166 people were killed, has caused an uproar in India.

The deal enables the US government to hold back from formally producing any evidence against Headley in a court of law that might have included details of his links with US intelligence or oblige any cross-examination of Headley by the prosecution.



Taboola
Mar 23 09:44

The House has passed an historic health care overhaul. Are you excited or angry?

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Checking back in, it appears that post-passage support for the bill has waned even more.

Clearly we have taxation without representation as this bill does not represent the will of the people. It is (like the Carbon tax) a desperate grab for funds by a bankrupted and sinking government.

Mar 23 09:38

Congress speaks in 'one voice' in support of Israel: lawmaker

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi welcomed Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to Congress on Tuesday, and hailed strong bilateral ties that she said could never be severed.

"The long friendship between the United States and Israel is founded on common values: democracy, pluralism and freedom and common hopes for peace and security for our children," said Pelosi, the top lawmaker in the House of Representatives.

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"...democracy, pluralism, freedom, and common hopes for peace and security"?!?!?

Madame Speaker, can you not hear the disgusted laughter coming from the rest of the world as you make those remarks?

When it comes to those values (particularly as they affect Arab Israelis and Palestinians), those values are only practiced in the breach, not in their observation.

But you, as well as do all the other cowards in Congress, keenly appreciate the reality that unless you give the Israeli lobby everything they want, your chances of getting re-elected in Congress are slim to none.

This is why the US is almost certainly gearing up for a war against Iran, a war which could go global and involve both China (Iran's largest trading partner) and Russia.

Mar 23 09:29

Barack Obama "Public Will Have 5 Days To Look At Every Bill That Lands On My Desk"

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Okay Obama, time to walk the talk.

Mar 23 09:29

Anti-Western militia leader Moqtada al-Sadr holds balance of power

The main issue to be negotiated is whether the Sadrists would be allowed to run their own militia while part of a government. Mr Allawi and Mr al-Maliki are believed to have demanded that al-Mahdi Army and its related groups be dissolved.

The core support for the Sadrist movement comes from poor Shias in Baghdad and the south. At the March 7 election — the results of which have still not been fully released because of counting disputes — the Sadrists formed an alliance with the Islamic Supreme Council but then took about three times as many seats. This shift in Shia support could transform politics as pragmatists are edged out by a more anti-American organisation.

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It is interesting to note that Al-Sadr has very close ties to Iran.

Mar 23 09:27

Targeted Citizen

Mar 23 09:25

PROPAGANDA ALERT - Canada reports mildest winter on record

Canada jumps into spring after having recorded the mildest and driest winter on record, Environment Canada reported Friday.

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Hold it, only last December, the Calgary Herald, another publication owned by Canwest, reported exactly the opposite, saying "Cold snap grips B.C., sets dozens of records again on Thanksgiving!

Indeed, all across Canada record cold was being reported from Quebec to Alberta in the harshest winter since the 1960. In some parts of Canada, all time historical low temperatures were recorded!

Obviously the global warming cult is back, and these arrogant sons of bitches are thinking they can make you forget what you saw and felt with your own senses in favor of the proclamations on pretty printed pieces of paper. The strategy seems to be, "Oh, well, it may have been very cold where you were, but everywhere else it was a balmy day!

Environment Canada has even gone as far as to claim that this previous winter was "shockingly" warm! Propaganda does not get any more obvious than this!

The push to sell you global government, under the mask of fighting global warming, continues!

Mar 23 09:15

UK expels Israeli diplomat over Dubai case

Britain expelled an Israeli diplomat on Tuesday over the alleged use of forged U.K. passports in the assassination of a Hamas operative in a suspected Mossad hit.

Mar 23 09:14

The Health Care Hindenburg Has Landed

This bill is not about fiscal responsibility or the common good. The bill is about increasing corporate profit at taxpayer expense. It is the health care industry’s version of the Wall Street bailout. It lavishes hundreds of billions in government subsidies on insurance and drug companies.

Mar 23 09:13

Shame on Everyone for Obamacare

Mar 23 09:11

States rebel against Washington

With revolutionary die-hards behind him, Mr. Pitts has fired a warning shot across the bow of the Washington establishment. As the writer of one of 28 state "sovereignty bills" – one even calls for outright dissolution of the Union if Washington doesn't rein itself in – Pitts is at the forefront of a states' rights revival, reasserting their say on everything from stem cell research to the Second Amendment.

"Washington can be a bully, but there's evidence right now that there are people willing to resist our bully," said Pitts, by phone from the state capitol of Columbia.

Mar 23 09:05

The Census, the Constitution, and Civil Disobedience

The Census, the Constitution, and Civil Disobedience

Principled patriots who seek to support and defend the Constitution often point their ire in the direction of the elected officials who represent them—those who have taken an oath promising that they themselves will be faithful defenders of the document. While this is expected and entirely appropriate, one wonders how often such patriots seek to apply the same rigorous standard to themselves.

Mar 23 08:51

Obamacare To Be Enforced By Armed Thugs

Ron Paul: “If it was a good program and everybody liked it, you wouldn’t need 16,500 thugs coming with their guns and putting you in jail if you didn’t follow all the rules”

Mar 23 08:51

Republican Scamsters

After all, Eisenhower, Nixon, Reagan, Bush I, and Bush II all massively expanded government subsidization and control of medical care. Republicans just want the jobs, the subsidies, and the payoffs. Socialized medicine: it’s as Republican as apple pie.

Mar 23 08:48

Healthcare Reform Passes

Nowhere in the constitution is there anything approaching authority for the Federal government to do any of this.

The founders would have been horrified at the idea of government forcing citizens to become consumers of a particular product from certain government approved companies.

Mar 23 08:47

Slavoj Žižek on resurrecting the Left -

In this short clip cultural theorist Slavoj Žižek speaks directly to those on the revolutionary path. With characteristic zeal, he describes the state of the Left following 2009's global economic decline and shares his outlook on the road ahead for advocates of progressive and radical sociopolitical ideologies. Arguing that the political response to the socioeconomic tragedy more firmly entrenched the ruling capitalist ideology and subverted it into an 'organic corporate socialism', he suggests that "capitalism as we knew it cannot survive". He then expresses concern for what he sees as a 'decay into soft authoritarianism' and calls upon the Left to mobilize.

Mar 23 08:47

Broadband plan would vastly expand government power over the Internet

A year ago, Congress tasked the FCC with developing a plan for promoting broadband access and adoption throughout the United States. Unfortunately, the Commission seems to have interpreted this mandate as a license to vastly expand its regulatory powers in spheres ranging from energy to health care to education. These proposals endanger Internet freedom and threaten to further subjugate the broadband market to political manipulation.

Mar 23 08:28

Implodocare And Death By Debt

Everything is against this BO Burger Plan working. He waged civil war and drove another great stake through the heart of the nation to save his Bill because not saving it would wound his puffed up vanity and threaten his soaring sense of Hubris. This is an obviously insane vanity bill intended to save BO and the Demos from reality.

Mar 23 07:57

Dr. Leviathan Will See You Now by William Norman Grigg

Despite the best efforts of its servants to swaddle it within layer after layer of tender-hearted rhetoric, the State remains as Nietzsche described it: "the coldest of all cold monsters.... Everything it says, it lies; and whatever it has it has stolen." It "bites with stolen teeth, and it bites often...."

Bearing that last maxim in mind, we can discern the true intentions behind "Obamacare" in the fact that it includes the largest expansion of the IRS -- both in terms of power and personnel -- since the reign of FDR, America's first fascist President-For-Life.

March 22, 2010

Mar 22 23:33

Internet tops TV viewing in Canada: Ipsos poll

For the first time ever, Canadians are spending more time surfing the web than they are watching television, a new poll shows.

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Mar 22 23:31

RACHEL CORRIE’S LAST MOMENTS CAPTURED ON FILM

Seven years ago American peace activist Rachel Corrie was crushed to death by an Israeli bulldozer while protesting against the demolition of Palestinian homes in Gaza. Her parents are now suing the Israeli government. The trial got underway on the anniversary of her death. RT caught up with filmmaker Simone Bitton, who made it her mission to find justice.

Mar 22 23:31

AMERICANS MUST NEVER HEAR THE TRUTH ABOUT GAZA

During the Bush Administration, Mohammed Omer had a problem obtaining a visa to enter the United States for a speaking engagement. Condoleeza Rice intervened and the visa was granted.

During the Obama Administration, Mohammed Omer WAS DENIED a visa to enter the United States for a speaking tour AND NO ONE INTERVENED.

We were promised a ‘CHANGE’….. it looks like we got it!

Mar 22 23:30

CELEBRATING MOTHER’S DAY IN PALESTINE

Today was mother’s day in Palestine. It was not a good day for my mother. In the morning my sister took her to an eye doctor in Hebron as her sight is affected by her diabetes. On the way back, my sister was slapped by an Israeli policeman with a ticket of 500 NIS (roughly $120) for making what he considers an illegal turn.

Mar 22 22:03

US’ “Greatest Generation” won WW2 against wars like the US fights today in Iraq, Afghanistan, Iran…

*hyperlinks and video live at source*

The sacrifice and victory of the “Greatest Generation” was codified in the US-created treaty of the UN Charter: invading other nations, Wars of Aggression, would be unlawful.

The spirit and letter of these strict limits to lawful war are clear: war is only allowed if, and only if, it is in self-defense from an armed attack from a nation’s government and/or authorized by the UN Security Council (UNSC). Self-defense from individual attacks of terror is unaffected by the UN Charter.

Mar 22 21:58

Instant Greater Israel –Just Add Water

The Litani passes closest to Israel at Nabatiya in south Lebanon which is only some four kilometres from the Israeli border and for many years it has been the dream of the Zionists to have control of the Litani’s waters for use in Israel. The last attempt Israel made at taking the Litani River, as we know, ended in disaster for them when they were defeated by Hezbollah in 2006 despite heavy Lebanese civilian losses.

Mar 22 19:19

Soldiers on Sale... Who’s In Charge of These Hired Killers?

A fascinating scandal has erupted in Washington over the use of mercenaries (‘private contractors’ in US terminology) that is exposing the dark underbelly of America’s foreign wars. It has been that the Pentagon and other US intelligence agencies secretly fielded mercenaries in Afghanistan, Pakistan (aka “Af-Pak”), and Iraq to assassinate tribal militants.

US law forbids murder or using mercenaries. But, as the Roman jurist Cicero said, “laws are silent in times of war.”

Mar 22 18:57

A complacent West confronts a smug Israel

By Dan Lieberman
Mar 22, 2010, 00:15

Words can act as bombs by creating panic and disarray so that the adversary becomes totally confused. Israel has written the book on how to get its way by throwing the ‘word bomb.’

Isn’t it obvious that the announcement to build 1,600 new homes in the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Ramat Shlomo is part of a contrived plan? After all, the prime minister must have had many discussions of these plans with his interior minister. He showed this by replying quickly to the facts concerning the planned construction. Besides, why was it necessary for the interior minister to make a public disclosure? To whom was he disclosing the information? Unless, the world recognizes the orderliness of the disorderly conduct, the Middle East will continue its path of additional destruction. The well contrived plan of bombing the ‘negotiations’ with a seemingly off-hand remark that the Interior Ministry plans 1,600 new homes for East Jerusalem has had its effects.

Mar 22 18:44

Virginia Calls Health Bill Unconstitutional, Files Suit

“We believe the federal law is unconstitutional as it is based on the commerce clause. Simply put, not buying insurance is not engaging in commerce,” the attorney general added.
“If you are not engaged in commerce, the federal government cannot regulate this inaction. Just being alive is not interstate commerce. If it were, Congress could regulate every aspect of our lives.”

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Mar 22 16:09

America’s Secret Prisons

On January 28 in TomDispatch.com, Anand Gopal headlined, “Night Raids, Hidden Detention Centers, the ‘Black Jail,’ and the Dogs of War in Afghanistan,” recounting unreported US media stories about killings, abductions, detentions, interrogations, and torture in “a series of prisons on US military bases around the country.” Bagram prison, for example, is “a facility with a notorious reputation for abusive behavior,” including brutalizing torture and cold-blooded murder.

Mar 22 16:08

Shoot To Kill Policy

Like in Ireland during our conflict the British had a “shoot to Kill” policy, and now in Palestine the Zionists have a “shoot to kill” policy.The problem with having a “shoot to kill” policy, is that it often causes civilian murders. And sometimes it even backfires.

Mar 22 16:07

Mossad Comes to America: Death Squads by Invitation

In the face of world-wide governmental condemnation (except from the Zionist-occupied White House and US Congress), the PMAJO slavishly backs any brutal murder committed by the Israeli secret police anywhere in the world and at anytime. The recent assassination of Hamas leader, Mahmoud Mabhouh, in Dubai is a case in point. The PMAJO has defended all of Mossad’s criminal actions leading up to the murder, including extensive identity theft and the stealing or falsification of passports and official documents from several European countries, presumably allied to the Zionist state.

Mar 22 15:04

Israel’s “No renting to Arabs” policy

Jonathan Cook reports on how the efforts of one rare Israeli Jewish couple to coexist with fellow Arab citizens have been thwarted by their elected racist Jewish community officials.

”Three of the couple’s six dogs have been mysteriously poisoned; Mrs Zakai’s car has been sprayed with the words ”Arab lover” and the windows smashed; her three children in school are regularly taunted and bullied by other pupils; and a collection of vintage cars in the family’s yard has been set on fire in what police say was an arson attack.”

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