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April 24, 2010

Apr 24 09:03

Strategies for Revolutionaries: Discriminating Among Values –

It seems to me as though a great many people claim that their time is valuable, but their behaviour speaks quite differently of their intentions. Rather than investing their time productively, for example, they’ll squander it away with long hours in front of the TV, playing video games, or engaged in some other similarly frivolous activity. Video games are perhaps the champions of this category – they’re a wonderful way of entering a fantasy world where you can feel like you’ve done something without actually doing anything. From the vantage of society’s controllers, having everyone locked into various masturbatory addictions is a wonderful means of insuring the perpetuation of established lines of power and privilege.

Apr 24 08:58

US Regulators Close Seven Illinois Banks

U.S. regulators closed seven Illinois banks on Friday, including a Chicago bank closely tied to the Democratic candidate running for President Barack Obama's former Senate seat.

Friday's failures bring to 57 the number of U.S. banks that have failed already this year, after 140 failures in 2009. The FDIC said the total cost to its deposit insurance fund from Friday's failures topped $970 million.

Apr 24 08:56

93 Year Old Grandma In The Aviation’s TSA Gulag.

You might assume we’ve reached the zenith of lunacy, heartlessness, and sheer evil. Alas, dear reader, you again underestimate aviation’s gulag. No situation is ever so destitute of humanity that cops can’t wring a few more barbarities from it.

Apr 24 08:54

Top US senator presses Clinton on Iran sanctions

A day after calling Iran a "festering sore," the top US senator on Friday urged Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to work with lawmakers to ensure speedy approval of new sanctions against Tehran.

Democratic Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid also pressed Clinton to patch up strained ties with Israel and help promote direct negotiations between the crucial Middle East ally and the Palestinians.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

A short memo to Senator Harry Reid:

1. These US sanctions against Iran are a prelude to war.

2. Israel doesn't want peace; it only wants territory by any means necessary.



Emigrate While You Still Can - Finca Bayano In Panama!

Finco Bayano
Apr 24 08:53

Food in the U.S. Is Still Tainted with Chemicals That Were Banned Decades Ago

Thirty-eight years after DDT was banned, Americans still consume trace amounts of the infamous insecticide every day, along with more than 20 other banned chemicals.

Apr 24 08:52

Is the Bank Tax a Major Step Toward World Government?

Manipulative macro madness will be upon us with this move. The coming control of the financial sector at a global level will be something never before seen on the planet.The global elite are winning.

Apr 24 08:49

Syria providing 'wider array' of missiles to Hezbollah: US

Syria is providing a "wider array" of missiles to Hezbollah, a US diplomat said Friday, stopping short of accusing Damascus of supplying Scuds to the Lebanese Shiite militia.

"We are concerned with the broadening nature of cooperation between Syria and Hezbollah," said a senior State Department official, who asked not to be named due to the sensitivity of the matter.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

OK, Mr. "That Greek, Anonymous": show the American people the proof!

If you actually had the proof, rather than regurgitating the accusations against Syria straight from Tel Aviv, you would be shrieking it from the rooftops, and would have no problem letting the American people who precisely who you are.

But you don't, so you can't.

Apr 24 08:44

U.S. Nuclear Option on Iran Linked to Israeli Attack Threat

The Barack Obama administration's declaration in its Nuclear Posture Review (NPR) that it is reserving the right to use nuclear weapons against Iran represents a new element in a strategy of persuading Tehran that an Israeli attack on Iranian nuclear sites is a serious possibility if Iran does not bow to the demand that it cease uranium enrichment.

Although administration officials have carefully refrained from drawing any direct connection between the new nuclear option and the Israeli threat, the NPR broadens the range of contingencies in which nuclear weapons might play a role so as to include an Iranian military response to an Israeli attack.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is yet another piece of propaganda, engineered to "groom" the American public into accepting an Israeli attack on Iran for absolutely no damned good reason,into which the US will be dragged militarily.

Please understand: Iran hasn't started a war in about 200 years. And whatever one things of the Iranian leadership, they are not so stupid as to begin to even contemplate an attack on Israel, because they understand full well what the ramifications of such a scenario would be.

Unfortunately, the only question, now, may not be if Israel will attack Iran, but when.

I would not bet against the timing here being immediately after it becomes clear that there will no new round of sanctions at the UN.


Apr 24 08:42

E-mails Show Goldman Execs Boasting as Housing Meltdown Unfolds

E-mails released by a Senate committee investigating the financial crisis show top executives at Goldman Sachs boasting about money the firm was making from the housing market's collapse.

The e-mails from 2007 suggest Goldman profited at least for a time from the subprime mortgage crisis as other banks collapsed and many investors lost money.

Apr 24 08:41

Audio slideshow: Hubble's first 20 years

The world's most famous space telescope has been peering into some of the deepest recesses of the universe for two decades - and is now celebrating its 20th birthday.

Take a look at some of the sights it has seen in that time with Professor Alec Boksenberg from the Institute of Astronomy in Cambridge - who was on the European team that helped build Hubble.

Apr 24 08:40

FDIC closes 8 more banks, including one tied to Obama

Broadway Bank, the family-run lender that helped launch U.S. Senate candidate Alexi Giannoulias’ political career, was one of seven Chicago-area institutions seized by the U.S. government Friday and sold to healthier companies.

Apr 24 08:35

IOF soldiers force Palestinian child to drink sewage water

The soldiers beat him for two hours in the jeep and used him as a human shield to ward off stone throwing youths, he said.

Sabri added that the soldiers questioned him about throwing stones at them but he denied and they continued beating him during which time they forced him to drink fetid water, which he believes was sewage water. He said he vomited and the soldiers beat him again.


Apr 24 08:32

US may soon create up to half million jobs a month: Biden

Vice President Joe Biden on Friday offered a bullish prediction that the US economy could soon create 250,000 to half a million jobs per month, as the recovery picks up speed.

In February, the economy lost 14,000 posts according to revised figures.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Vice-President Biden is increasingly reminding me of the elderly, somewhat cantankerous, uncle no one really wants to invite to the Thanksgiving dinner, but who will show up anyway, and say the most outrageous things he can think of.

I don't know what kind of jobs he is thinking about in making this absolutely fact-unsupported statement, but one has to wonder, since almost all the good jobs have been offshored, if these jobs are those where the employee says frequently, "do you want fries with that"?!?

Apr 24 08:32

Republican Governors Pay Homage To Guy Fawkes

Webmaster's Commentary: 

A rather odd message in that!

Apr 24 08:26

Economic Ignorance and Liberal Hypocrisy at Dailykos.com

Please don't lump conservatives with libertarians, especially since there ain't a dime's worth of difference between liberals and conservatives. Both of you are statist to the core, and both of you are lovers of big government, big spending, big debt, and big inflation. And both of you are taking our nation down the road to serfdom, bankruptcy, and moral debauchery.

The only solution to the woes that you statists, both liberals and conservatives, have foisted onto our nation lies with libertarianism. Our American ancestors discovered the truth, and lots of Americans are now re-discovering it, which is precisely why you statists are so terrified.

Apr 24 08:26

Goldman Sachs's Buffett deal drawn into Galleon insider trading inquiry

Goldman Sachs has been drawn into the Galleon Group insider trading case amid allegations that Raj Rajaratnam was tipped off about Berkshire Hathaway's September 2008 capital injection by one of the embattled investment bank's own board members.


Apr 24 08:25

Tax evader who blamed Holocaust gets 10 months

A tax evader was sentenced Friday to 10 months in federal prison after claiming his Jewish parents' experience fleeing the Nazi Holocaust drove him to compulsively hide more than $10 million in secret accounts at Swiss bank UBS AG and other offshore tax havens.

Apr 24 08:24

Divisive Ariz. Immigration Bill Signed Into Law

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer signed into law the nation's toughest legislation against illegal immigration Friday, a sweeping measure that supporters said would take handcuffs off police but which President Obama said could violate people's civil rights.

Brewer, who faces a tough election battle and growing anger in the state over illegal immigrants, said the law "protects every Arizona citizen," and said the state must act because the federal government has failed.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is a reasonable law, and doesn't effect anyone living or working in the state of Arizona legally.

The reason the federal government has been unable to pass an immigration bill that makes sense is that congressional representatives have been made to understand that large companies love the cheap labor illegal immigration brings.

Unfortunately, these same large corporations don't give a flying Frisbee about of the impact on state budgets due to unfunded mandates, because "it's not their problem".

What we're seeing in Arizona may be a harbinger of the kind of legislation which may be passed in many other states.

Apr 24 08:22

US to maintain tactical nukes in Europe

The US says it will keep its nuclear arms in Europe, arguing that any cut in the arsenal would require Russia to take a similar step.

Apr 24 08:21

Wall Street shuffle: Their ‘huge playground’ is safe

Those of you worrying on Wall Street, please do not be distracted by the president’s apparent assault. He’s still got your back. With the push beginning Monday to push through a “cap-and-trade” energy tax and rationing scheme—without committee hearings and possibly, according to Harry Reid, even using “reconciliation” again—your big “ask” appears to be in better shape than ever for being crammed down on the rest of us.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Why WS is so enamored with cap and trade---its a 2 trillion dollar derivative opportunity.


Apr 24 08:19

Vatican accepts resignation of Bishop of Kildare and Leighlin

POPE BENEDICT XVI has accepted the resignation of Bishop Jim Moriarty of Kildare and Leighlin.

He becomes the third Irish bishop to resign in the last five months, following the resignations of Bishop Donal Murray of Limerick last December and Bishop John Magee of Cloyne last month.

Apr 24 08:18

Goldman Sachs' 'conflict of interest inflated Lloyds bail-out costs'

Goldman Sachs apparently failed to declare a potential conflict of interest which resulted in pushing up the cost of a £23.5billion bail-out of Lloyds Banking Group, City sources claimed last night.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

To the tower!!!!

Apr 24 08:07

CLIMATEGATE - Mann 2008 a Victim of Sudden Oak Death?

Notwithstanding the considered opinion of Baillie and Wilson that oaks are “virtually useless as a temperature proxy” and “dangerous” to use in a temperature reconstruction, no fewer than 119 oak chronologies were used in Mann et al 2008.

Among Mann’s oak chronologies were three Baillie chronologies: brit008 – Lockwood; brit042 – Shanes Castle, Northern Ireland; brit044 – Castle Coole, Northern Ireland.

Far be it from me to disagree with the specialist view of Wilson and Baillie that these oak chronologies are “virtually useless” as a temperature or “dangerous” to use in a temperature reconstruction.

Apr 24 08:03

Global Warming to Blame for Icelandic Volcanic Eruption


Apr 24 08:02

Obama administration spending billions on new global strike weapons

The Obama administration is spending billions of dollars to develop new weapons systems, including powerful conventional warhead missiles capable of striking any target in the world within less than an hour.

Apr 24 07:57

CLIMATEGATE - Could biofuels ruin the environment?

First there was Climategate. Now another group of Warmers has been caught hiding data that reflects badly on biofuels. Here's Marlo Lewis at Globalwarming.org:

Reuters reports that it used freedom of information laws to obtain a copy of text that was stripped from a December 2009 European Union study on biofuels. The hidden portion of the study found that biodiesel fuel made from North American soybeans has an indirect carbon footprint of 339.9 kilograms of CO2 per gigajoule — about four times larger than standard diesel from petroleum.

Apr 24 07:33

Algerian pilot wrongly accused of training 9/11 hijackers is in line for £2m payout from Britain

An airline pilot wrongly accused of training the September 11 hijackers is in line for a £2million Government payout, it emerged last night.


Apr 24 07:32

From "sideshow freak" to "person of Walmart"

This is Chauncy Morlan, and around 100 years ago his obesity was so shocking that people would pay money to see him as he toured the country as a circus “fat man”. I find the unremarkableness of his size to be a telling sign of how we’ve pushed the limits of obesity in the past 100 years.

Apr 24 07:29

Town that scrapped 'motorist tax' speed cameras sees no increase in accidents

The first town in Britain to scrap fixed speed cameras has seen no increase in accidents, it was revealed yesterday.

But the number of motorists prosecuted for speeding there dropped by more than 40 per cent.

Swindon switched off its cameras over claims they were a ' blatant tax on the motorist' which did nothing to improve safety.

Yesterday, supporters of the move hailed the figures as proof they were right.

Apr 24 07:26

GM Pays Back TARP Loans With...TARP Loans!

Have you driven a Ford lately? That might be a good idea, as it seems that GM's claims to have repaid its TARP loans in full and ahead of schedule are, well, bullshit. Sen. Charles Grassley (R-Iowa) has sent a letter to Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner pointing out that GM has apparently paid back its TARP money with...more TARP money.

Apr 24 07:24

Algerian pilot falsely charged for role in 9/11 exonerated after ‘nine years of hell’

The pilot falsely accused of training the hijackers responsible for the 9/11 terrorist attacks has won his almost decade-long miscarriage of justice battle.

Lotfi Raissi, an Algerian living in Britain who lost his career as an airline pilot, suffered wrongful imprisonment and damage to his health, will now be eligible for up to £2m compensation.

Raissi became the first person to be accused of participating in the 2001 attack in New York and Washington. He was held for five months in Belmarsh high security prison in London and told he would be charged with conspiracy and murder in the US where he could face the death penalty.



Lockerdome
Apr 24 07:20

Nick Clegg's rise could lock Murdoch and the media elite out of UK politics

I doubt if Rupert Murdoch watched the election debate last week. His focus is very firmly on the United States, especially his resurgent Wall Street Journal. But if he did, there would have been one man totally unknown to him. One man utterly beyond the tentacles of any of his family, his editors or his advisers. That man is Nick Clegg.

Make no mistake, if the Liberal Democrats actually won the election – or held the balance of power – it would be the first time in decades that Murdoch was locked out of British politics. In so many ways, a vote for the Lib Dems is a vote against Murdoch and the media elite.

Apr 24 07:15

Immigration Advocates Vow to Fight Arizona Law

Webmaster's Commentary: 

What these people advocate is illegal immigration! There already is an immigration system in place for people to come to the US if they want to. What these advocates are shouting for is for people to simply walk across the borders without control.

Apr 24 07:12

Colleague Says Anthrax Numbers Add Up to Unsolved Case

A microbiologist who supervised the work of accused anthrax killer Bruce E. Ivins explained to a National Academy of Sciences panel Thursday why the arithmetic of growing anthrax didn't add up to Ivins' mailing deadly spores in fall 2001.

"Impossible," said Dr. Henry S. Heine of a scenario in which Ivins, another civilian microbiologist working for the Army, allegedly prepared the anthrax spores at an Army lab at Fort Detrick. Heine told the 16-member panel that Ivins would have had to grow as many as 10 trillion spores, an astronomical amount that couldn't have gone unnoticed by his colleagues.

Apr 24 07:08

SEX CHARGES AGAINST PRIEST EMBROIL LOUISIANA PARENTS

The admission by a Roman Catholic priest that he sexually abused 37 children entrusted to his care has aroused a deep sense of betrayal and shame in this small rural community in southwestern Louisiana.


Apr 24 07:07

CLIMATEGATE - The Skeptics Handbook

Apr 24 07:06

CLIMATEGATE - The Stern Review Scandal

Tangentially, Pachauri was asked about the Stern Review, a report written by economists employed by the British government. Pachauri told Bloomberg the IPCC was aware of the 700-page report but that his organization's ability to make use of it was limited because it was not peer-reviewed.

Imagine my surprise therefore, when an audit of IPCC references I organized recently revealed that the IPCC had cited the Stern Review all over the place. I mean not once or twice. And not in a chapter or two. I'm talking at least 25 times across 12 chapters.

Apr 24 07:05

Climategate whitewash excoriated by climate scientists Judith Curry

When I first read the report, I thought I was reading the executive summary and proceeded to look for the details; well, there weren’t any. And I was concerned that the report explicitly did not address the key issues that had been raised by the skeptics.

Apr 24 07:04

Fox News: Calls for Investigation of Climategate Grow

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Notice how Howard Gordon takes the position that the "Science is settled" and there is no need to re-examine it? We have heard that before!

"To affirm that the Sun ... is at the centre of the universe and only rotates on its axis without going from east to west, is a very dangerous attitude and one calculated not only to arouse all Scholastic philosophers and theologians but also to injure our holy faith by contradicting the Scriptures"--; Cardinal Bellarmino, 17th Century Church Master Collegio Romano,who imprisoned and tortured Galileo for his astronomical works.

"To assert that the earth revolves around the sun is as erroneous as to claim that Jesus was not born of a virgin." -- Cardinal Bellarmino 1615, during the trial of Galileo.

"The doctrine that the earth is neither the center of the universe nor immovable, but moves even with a daily rotation, is absurd, and both philosophically and theologically false, and at the least an error of faith." -- Catholic Church's decision against Galileo Galilei


Apr 24 06:58

Priest's oral sex from choirboy sold on streets as mobile video download

In another stinging twist to the paedophile scandal enveloping the Catholic Church, the hidden-camera images were being sold illicitly, with a Bluetooth video file downloaded to the purchaser’s mobile telephone upon payment of $3 to $6.

The Folha de Sao Paulo newspaper reported the video was that of Monsignor Luiz Marques Barbosa, 84, engaged in oral sex in front of a church altar with a 19-year-old former choirboy.

Apr 24 06:52

Climate scientist sues newspaper for 'poisoning' global warming debate

One of the world's leading climate scientists has launched a libel lawsuit against a Canadian newspaper for publishing articles that he says "poison" the debate on global warming.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Truth needs no laws to defend it. Truth survives examination. Truth welcomes questions. Throughout history, from Bruno to Galileo to Zundel, only lies and liars resort to the courts to enforce adherence to dogma.

No court can set aside the law of gravity.

Eppur, si muove!

Apr 24 06:51

PROOF!! Israeli organisations had PRIOR knowledge of 9/11!

Apr 24 06:50

Peter Schiff 2nd Amendment SMACKDOWN


Apr 24 06:47

CONFIRMED - Al Gore is a heavy ploayer at Google.

In addition to the steady flow of six-figure speaking gigs, he has become an insider at two of the hottest companies on the planet: at Google, where he signed on as an adviser in 2001, pre-IPO (and received stock options now reportedly worth north of $30 million)

Webmaster's Commentary: 

In case you wondered at Google pro-warmista bias.

Apr 24 06:39

Profiling CEOs and Their Sociopathic Paychecks

The Wall Street Journal reported last week that "Executives and other highly compensated employees now receive more than one-third of all pay in the US... Highly paid employees received nearly $2.1 trillion of the $6.4 trillion in total US pay in 2007, the latest figures available."

One of the questions often asked when the subject of CEO pay comes up is, "What could a person such as William McGuire or Lee Raymond (the former CEOs of UnitedHealth and ExxonMobil, respectively) possibly do to justify a $1.7 billion paycheck or a $400 million retirement bonus?"

Apr 24 06:39

Democrats for the people?

Let me start off by saying that I don't believe that there is a difference between the republican or democratic party. Both party's consist of actors that can only see as far as the next pay check. They know what they are doing, but have an overwhelming greed. They can be best compared to a rat. The rat might be able to figure out that a peace of cheese is siting on a trap, but it looks so good. Politicians, knowing that they are poisoning the society they live and raise their children in, can only see that peace of cheese. The thirst for more money is self defeating. All politicians are nothing more then well trained zombies. Zombies don't think for them selves, don't know anything about their next speech. All they know is with a good job comes a pat on the head and food in their bowel.


Apr 24 06:38

The MoD, the arms deal and a 30-year-old bill for £400m

The problem came in 1979 when, with just 185 tanks delivered to Tehran, the Iranian Revolution deposed Shah Pahlavi and installed an Islamic Republic with a somewhat less warm stance towards the United Kingdom. The massive deal, fully sanctioned by the Ministry of Defence, foundered and the Iranians, perhaps understandably, asked for their money back.

London refused and - after flogging a number of its suddenly surplus tanks to Iran’s most bitter enemy in the shape of Saddam Hussein’s Iraq - the British government has for 30 years fought a little-noticed but bitter legal wrangle in an obscure international trade court based in the Netherlands to hold onto what remains of the Shah’s money.

Apr 24 06:37

Regulation is Just Another Distraction. The Answer is Public Ownership!

What does it say about Obama's commitment to financial regulation that his principal economic soothsayers are the very same individuals who aggressively counseled President Cllinton to endorse and sign this idiotic and evil obliteration of the regulatory framework that had protected the American people for over 65 years from the Dodge City economics that has recently brought suffering to billions of innocent people here and abroad !

Apr 24 06:35

CLIMATEGATE - Pachauri: Despite attacks from critics, climate science will prevail

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I warned you the cult would be back.

Apr 24 06:33

Hungary Financial Authority Fines Deutsche Bank For Swap Deals

Hungary's financial market authority PSZAF fined Deutsche Bank AG (DB) for weakening the Hungarian forint significantly Oct. 15 2008, when Hungary was hit hardest by the global credit crunch


Apr 24 06:33

Genetically Modified Soy Linked to Sterility, Infant Mortality in Hamsters

“This study was just routine,” said Russian biologist Alexey V. Surov, in what could end up as the understatement of this century. Surov and his colleagues set out to discover if Monsanto’s genetically modified (GM) soy, grown on 91% of US soybean fields, leads to problems in growth or reproduction. What he discovered may uproot a multi-billion dollar industry.

After feeding hamsters for two years over three generations, those on the GM diet, and especially the group on the maximum GM soy diet, showed devastating results. By the third generation, most GM soy-fed hamsters lost the ability to have babies. They also suffered slower growth, and a high mortality rate among the pups.

Apr 24 06:25

UK unemployment increases to 2.5 million

The number of people unemployed in the UK rose by 43,000 to 2.5 million during the three months to February, official figures have shown.

Apr 24 06:25

UK borrowing hits record £163.4bn

Government borrowing hit a record high of £163.4bn in the last financial year, official figures have shown.

Apr 24 06:24

Union: Winslow to layoff 12 police officers, 11 others

Winslow Township has plans to layoff a dozen police officers and 11 civilian employees, according to police union officials.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

But the US Taxpayer still pays for Israel's illegal settlements.



Pixfuture
Apr 24 06:23

LSD and Ecstasy being used to combat cancer anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder

Hallucinogenic drugs including LSD and Ecstasy are being used by doctors in tests to treat conditions including cancer anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder.

Scientists are once again striving to prove that psychedelic drugs can be of medical benefit more than four decades after authorities clamped down on their use for both recreational and research purposes.

There are a handful of studies currently taking place across the U.S. with drugs like LSD, MDMA (Ecstasy) and psilocybin, the main ingredient of 'magic mushrooms'.

Apr 24 06:21

Holocaust Tax Allowance by Gilad Atzmon

I do believe that Jews must unite and fight the sudden change and the growing dismissal of the holocaust. I suggest that Holocaust Museums such as Yad Va Shem and the US Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington dedicate one of their many rooms to the sufferers of “hide and hoard”. They can even call it ‘Yad Va Tax’. They can advise tormented people how to hide their money from the tax man. They can also monitor the Madoffs of this world just to make sure that the Elie Wiesels do not become a subject of a Ponzi scheme once again.

Apr 24 06:18

South Korea Raises Bow of Sunken Warship

South Korea has retrieved the bow of a sunken warship that exploded mysteriously last month in disputed waters near North Korea, leaving 46 sailors dead or missing and hiking already-high tension between the two countries.

Investigators say the blast was from an external source, not mechanical failure on the boat itself. South Korea hasn't outright accused the North of torpedoing its ship, but unnamed intelligence officials have suggested it in media reports. The North has denied it.

Apr 24 06:17

Israel's criminal water policy

Stipulated: Since 1967, when it occupied the Palestinian territories, Israel has been progressively robbing Palestinians of their land, thus pauperising them and stultifying their economy. A given. But what seems to have passed largely unnoticed here is the robbery of these people's water supplies, a more reprehensible crime with a more devastating impact on the quality of life in the occupied territories.

The world's most precious resource, when you get down to it, is not oil, but water. Rob a people of their water resources, or dramatically reduce their access to them, and you transform them into a community living in the manner of beasts.


Apr 24 06:16

Watch the Euro for Important Clues on Global Markets

If you’re looking for clues on where stocks, commodities and global economies are headed, you might be better served keeping a close eye on the euro, rather than on the incoming stream of corporate earnings reports.

That’s because the ongoing crisis in the euro zone, and the respective threat that Greece and the other weak spots in Europe are posing to the lifespan of the euro, has very significant implications for global markets.

Apr 24 06:15

Cover-up investigation bishop Vangheluwe

Cover-up investigation bishop Vangheluwe

The Roman-Catholic Church in Belgium is investigating whether bishop Vangheluwe, who resigned yesterday, covered up cases of sexual abuse concerning his collegues as well.
The bishop stepped down after confessing having abused his little nephew for years.

Now reports surface Vangheluwe knew about sexual abuse by other clergy, without acting.

Possibly he even consecrated a deacon into office whom he knew abused a boy. The deacon's victim by then had already committed suicide.

Apr 24 06:14

It’s Official: Google Can Sell Power Like a Utility

Google has said it wants to go carbon neutral. With the FERC order, it can now effectively erect as many solar panels and install as many fuel cells as it likes without worrying about having purchased too much capacity; the company can now sell off the extra power it generates.

Apr 24 02:50

An Act Of War

This legislation, whether the House or Senate version, will lead us to war on Iran. The sanctions in this bill, and the blockade of Iran necessary to fully enforce them, are in themselves acts of war according to international law. A vote for sanctions on Iran is a vote for war against Iran. I urge my colleagues in the strongest terms to turn back from this unnecessary and counterproductive march to war.



Taboola
Apr 24 02:33

FIRA - The 800 LB Gorilla In The Financial 'Reform' Bill

The lackluster Republican opposition to Senator Dodd's Financial Reform bill is focused on whether or not the Democratic proposal allows for or prohibits additional bailouts. A secondary hot topic is the supposed derivative limitations. Frankly, these are both red herrings. They serve to mask an even larger danger that no one is talking about: a huge new government agency that will control all financial institutions in the US--and not just the "too big to fail" ones. It's called the Financial Institutions Regulatory Administration (FIRA), and its authority absorbs and supersedes every other banking, thrift and stock market regulatory agency including the SEC--though it technically doesn't actually eliminate any agency (as we might expect of government).

April 23, 2010

Apr 23 23:07

Climategate: Googlegate?

What is going on at Google? I only ask because last night when I typed “Global Warming” into Google News the top item was Christopher Booker’s superb analysis of the Climategate scandal.

It’s still the most-read article of the Telegraph’s entire online operation – 430 comments and counting – yet mysteriously when you try the same search now it doesn’t even feature. Instead, the top-featured item is a blogger pushing Al Gore’s AGW agenda. Perhaps there’s nothing sinister in this. Perhaps some Google-savvy reader can enlighten me…..

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Al Gore is a major investor and adviser at Google.

Apr 23 23:04

CLIMATEGATE - Where Do These People Come From?

Whether it’s on television or in the newspapers or the endless stream of news releases I receive, the message over and over again is that people believe such stupid stuff about the planet and their environment that I keep asking, where do they come from?

Apr 23 23:03

New Revelations on Climategate

Apr 23 22:58

Another probable hate crime hoax

Boca Raton police are investigating a possible hate crime after finding a swastika carved atop a Jewish Journal newsstand this week.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Folks, nobody living here in the 21st century gives a rat's gonads about the Swastika. It is a relic of a bygone age; a symbol of a government that lost WW2 and nobody except Israel's propagandists think it has any relevance today.

Apr 23 18:07

Government improvement in 2 easy steps

Are you fed up by the daily reports of government abuses? Here's a possible solution: let's add to the laws that from now only dead people may hold public office. (No living representants of any kind allowed, either.)

It's a bottom line initiative. Dead politicians don't take campaign bribes, they don't send your kids to wars, they don't cost much in taxes nor they enact laws like the Patriot Act. A 400% improvement on the main issues over any living representative. Try this with the Political Reform Act! If a politico is unable to quit his cushy DC post, he might try to outsmart the citizenry by shooting himself dead. If he shoots as well as he governed, he will miss anyway. If he shoots better - well, I guess we'll have to put up with him not working for us again.

Apr 23 17:39

Boobquake bid to prove cleric wrong

A US student has attracted 30 000 supporters for a Facebook campaign urging women to show as much cleavage as possible to prove that breasts do not cause earthquakes.

Jen McCreight's Boobquake day on Monday, April 26 is in protest against an Iranian cleric who claimed that women who do not cover up were to blame for predictions that Tehran would be hit by a quake.

Apr 23 14:48

Yousef Al-Khattab, Man Behind Virulent Islamic Website, Grew Up Jewish

The Brooklyn Ink first broke the story of Revolution Muslim, the organization that has issued a threat against the creators of “South Park” for their depiction of the Prophet Muhummad. The story profiled the group’s founder, Yousef Al-Khattab who grew up as Joseph Cohen in Brooklyn.

Apr 23 14:47

They're laughing at Obama overseas

Until he reached the White House, Barack Obama repeatedly insisted that the United States apply more pressure on Sudan so as to avoid a humanitarian catastrophe in Darfur and elsewhere.

Yet, as president, Mr. Obama and his aides have caved, leaving Sudan gloating at American weakness. Western monitors, Sudanese journalists and local civil society groups have all found this month's Sudanese elections to be deeply flawed - yet Mr. Obama's special envoy for Sudan, Maj. Gen. Scott Gration, pre-emptively defended the elections, saying they would be "as free and as fair as possible." The White House showed only a hint more backbone with a hurried reference this week to "an essential step" with "serious irregularities."

Apr 23 14:45

Broadway Bank to Close: Chicago Mob Linked Bank to Shut ABC Reports; Obama's Side Kick Could be Affected in Senate Race

Apr 23 14:44

Report from Bil’in: ’soldiers showed no discrimination with their firing, shooting directly at the faces of the protestors’

At 1:30pm the crowd of demonstrators processed to the site of the Wall, carrying posters and flags, and were immediately met by soldiers, sound grenades, and smoke bombs. Protestors encountered a line of soldiers who were hiding; these soldiers fired a wall of gas at the protestors in order to force the demonstrators into a second line of soldiers who were waiting to make arrests. Demonstrators reported that soldiers showed no discrimination with their firing, shooting directly at the faces of the protestors, and no discrimination in their arrests, trying to arrest even journalists.

Apr 23 14:29

The words that make you free

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One of the fraud cycles to end soon is fiat money, which causes a collapse of the power structure and its enforcement gang every time. It imploded the Roman Empire (in spite of all their weapons and ruses), it imploded the Soviet Empire (ditto), and it will implode the current empire too (ditto). When this happens and a new productive economy emerges based on interest-free citizen-issued money (if people are smart), all you need to do is to keep anyone from imposing a new fraud cycle on you. You can handle this much. The main revolution took place half an hour ago already. It was in your head.

Apr 23 13:00

Thresholds of Wireless -

A great deal of ambiguity, conflict and promise surrounds humanity’s use of energy. Wars are fought over access to sources of energy, freedoms are repressed in order to maintain control over access to energy, and the planet is poisoned while we refuse to renegotiate our addiction to particular forms of energy. Even still, demand for energy is going to steadily increase and anyone who thinks humanity’s energy consumption is going to face a bottleneck – e.g., peak oil doomsayers – are victims of a lack of imagination. In spite of their naive alarmism, we don’t suffer from a lack of access to energy or have any difficulty in finding clean, non-polluting sources of energy. The gap isn’t in our understanding or in physical constraints; rather, it lies in our political and social momentum.

Apr 23 12:27

Max Keiser sacrifice Goldman Sachs gnomes to the volcano god

I start to like this guy.

Apr 23 12:22

Minimum Wage Cruelty

One of the more insidious effects of minimum wages is that it lowers the cost of racial discrimination; in fact, minimum wage laws are one of the most effective tools in the arsenals of racists everywhere, as demonstrated by just a couple of examples. During South Africa's apartheid era, its racist unions were the major supporters of minimum wages for blacks.

Apr 23 12:20

In Oklahoma, the AP Gets It Wrong One More Time

Charles Key is a one-man truth squad.

The Oklahoma state legislator – who has been a tireless investigator of the Oklahoma City bombing and champion of the Tenth Amendment – was recently misrepresented in an Associated Press report on Tea Parties, militias, and Sooner State lawmakers.

And he’s speaking up about it – loudly, but civilly.

Apr 23 12:18

Truth Does Not Fear Investigation

“Auschwitz” has come to symbolize the greatest crime in human history. The significance of the alleged murder of a million or more persons, most of them Jewish, by gassing at the German concentration camp of that name has elicited endless discussion among philosophers, theologians, and litterateurs as well as jurists and historians, and evoked numberless platitudes from journalists and politicians. The focus of this article, however, is on the following questions:

1. Should the alleged monstrous crime be subject to careful scrutiny by means of thorough forensic analysis?
2. What forensic examinations of the purported crimes scenes at Auschwitz have been conducted thus far, and with what findings? How are we to assess the results?

Apr 23 12:18

Top 10 Israeli Obfuscations

Apr 23 12:14

Happy Earth Day - NYPD trashes hundreds of bikes for Obama visit.

Apr 23 12:10

The IPCC's Brand New Global Warming Screw-up: Happy Earth Day?

Today is the 40th annual Earth Day, when the Blue Bird of climate change look at every country to see if they have been environmentally good or bad. She rewards the good countries with favors and punishes the bad by pooping on their bad gas-guzzling methods of transportation.
Bangladesh, must have been a good country, because a new study has proven the UN's climate change body, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is wrong again, and despite the IPCC prediction, Bangladesh is not about find itself under the rising ocean anytime soon.

Apr 23 12:09

CLIMATEGATE - Dial “M” for mangled – Wikipedia and Environment Canada caught with temperature data errors.

As I pointed out last Saturday there’s a common reporting flaw in world meteorological stations that use the METAR weather data format to report their hourly temperatures. Just one bad report in a cold location in the Arctic or Antarctic is enough to throw off the whole month’s worth of data when averaged. And it is monthly data that is used for climate. The all time high temperature error identified below has found it’s way into Wikipedia as “factual” when it is clearly wrong.

Apr 23 12:08

Hockey Sticks and “Climategate”: a Death of Scientific Integrity

The presentation will be in two parts: the first will discuss the theory that human emission of CO2 is causing dangerous global warming or climate change and that drastic measures of “carbon control” are needed. That discussion will be prefaced by a showing of a condensed version of the documentary “Not Evil, Just Wrong”, followed by a summation of the available data that shows that the theory is false. The evolution of two fraudulently concocted “hockey sticks” is revealed: one for the average temperature of the earth’s atmosphere, and the other for the atmospheric CO2 concentration. They are discussed in the context of the recent disclosures of the e-mail correspondence among the various global warming advocates: the so-called “climategate” scandal.

Apr 23 12:07

CLIMATEGATE - And we would've gotten away with it, too, if it wasn't for that damned Internet

Dale Spurlock, of Shirland, said he believes global warming is a complete hoax, and just another way for the government to find ways to pass on taxes.

“It’s just bologna,” he said.

Apr 23 12:06

California Warming? The Actual Temp Data Indicates No Statistically Significant Warming For 80 Years

The craziness that possesses California includes the fear of global warming and climate change. Fortunately for California citizens, the actual, real-world California temperature data is a concrete rebuttal to the special interests promoting green craziness. Since California isn't burning up, there is no need to sacrifice its economic well-being on the altar of CO2-less utopia.

Apr 23 12:05

Global warming: Examiner exclusive interview with Richard Tol: IPCC was 'captured'

Richard Tol writes of the IPCC being captured by political activists and how that colored the IPCC report AR4 in 2007. He also characterises the Oxburgh report on Climategate as 'harsh criticism', saying the report faulted their performance on their mission critical duties. As Professor Tol participated in the IPCC process since 1995, his criticism of the IPCC's internal processes and procedures should be take seriously.

Apr 23 12:02

Mayor's aide links Earth Day to eugenics

Apr 23 11:23

A History of Labor Unions from Colonial Times to 2009

Labor unions have been defined as "private combinations of workingmen" that try to increase wages and improve working conditions for members. But how? What means do labor unions use? As Henry George suggests, trade unionists are hardly known for their kindness to strangers and genteel ways.

Apr 23 11:14

Greek workers strike, challenge EU/IMF talks

Greek public sector workers went on strike Thursday to protest austerity measures and press the government not to agree to further cuts as it discusses an aid package with the EU and the International Monetary Fund.

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I guess the Greeks are tired of being forced to pay for government mistakes and corporate greed!

Apr 23 10:35

Are Interest Rate Derivatives a Ticking Time Bomb?

What is not so obvious is the extent to which the U.S. economy and financial markets are betting on the continuation of unusually low short-term interest rates and a steep yield curve. This doesn't necessarily resolve into immediate risks, but it could profoundly affect the path that the economy and financial markets take during the next few years, by making the unwinding of debt much more abrupt.

In response to very low short-term interest rates, many U.S. corporations have swapped their long-term (fixed interest rate) debt into short-term (floating interest rate) debt, to the extent that an increase in short-term rates could substantially raise default risks.

Apr 23 10:34

GAZA: WATCHING THE INVASION UNFOLD

It was an early morning, farmers relieved to have harvested the 6 dunam (1 dunam is roughly 1000 square metres) field of lentils planted 5 months ago in Al Faraheen borderlands. The village, east of Khan Younis, includes land cut off to farmers by the Israeli-imposed “buffer zone”. That technically 300 metre no-go zone stretching south to north along Gaza’s border with Israel actually extends far beyond the few hundred metres, up to 2 km in some areas where Palestinian civilians have been shot, injured or killed, by Israeli soldiers while on their land.

Apr 23 10:34

ZIO WEBSITES ATTACK JOURNALIST WHO DARES TO WRITE THE TRUTH

or those of you that might not be aware, the journalist spoken about on this post, Khalid Amayreh, has been an Associate of this Blog for quite some time. An attack against him, verbal or otherwise is an attack on all of us…..

Apr 23 10:33

TWO DAYS OF PALESTINIAN RESISTANCE

The past two days witnessed further Israeli war crimes from shooting at unarmed protesters in Gaza, to destruction of land and property, and to raids in the middle of the night.

Apr 23 10:32

Layoff Notices Sent to Thousands of US Teachers

Hundreds of thousands of public school teachers across the United States are facing possible layoffs this coming academic year.

Pink slips were sent out to 22,000 teachers in California, 17,000 in Illinois, and 15,000 in New York. The jobs of 8,000 school employees in Michigan, 6,000 in New Jersey, and 5,000 in Oklahoma may also be axed.

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The US lays off thousands of teachers, but this country still shells out 3 billion dollars a year to Israel?

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