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May 5, 2010

May 05 07:48

Porn probe snags S.F. planning officials

It seems the gang over at San Francisco's Planning Department has been looking at more than zoning codes on their computers - namely, porn.

According to City Hall sources, Planning Director John Rahaim has recommended the firing of four high-ups - including veteran Zoning Administrator Larry Badiner - for allegedly receiving and in some cases circulating X-rated photos and videos for years.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The SEC, state senators surfing porn right in the Senate chambers, now this...Government is turning into one giant circle-jerk!

May 05 07:46

Rival Iraq Shi’ite Blocs Agree to Form Govt

Finally addressing weeks of reports to that effect, the Iraqi National Alliance today confirmed that it has formed an alliance with the State of Law bloc, a move which would appear to give them enough seats to form the next government.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

... which will then order the US to leave.

May 05 07:43

Israel says talks to fail as US envoy visits

Indirect talks with the Palestinians are doomed to failure, Israel said on Wednesday just hours before Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was to meet the US envoy over the stalled peace process.

"This won't work ... indirect talks, proximity talks will not yield results," Intelligence Minister and deputy prime minister Dan Meridor said in remarks published on the front page of the Jerusalem Post.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Memo to US Middle East Envoy George Mitchell: please, come home, and stay home. Stop wasting even more of US taxpayers' dollars on these frequent flights to Tel Aviv and Jerusalem: they are of utterly no use.

Israel doesn't want peace; it wants territory by any means necessary, which is why we are seeing the beginning of the brisk Israeli annexation of East Jerusalem and the West Bank, and the forcible expulsion of Palestinians from those areas to Gaza.

Because the US government steadfastly refuses to pull the plug on the 3 billion dollars' worth of aid it gives an intransigent Israel annually (while homeless Vets sleep in our streets) the US has no real leverage left for dealing effectively with Israel.

May 05 07:30

Times Square bombing suspect's life had unraveled

Webmaster's Commentary: 

If you look at this objectively, this guy wounds like a lot of Americans, losing his home, unable to find work, and angry at the US Government's wars based on lies.

Also, note what is ABSENT. There is no mention that he was a practicing Muslim. NO mention of a mosque, no mention of religion at all, yet FIX News as part of their war-hysteria, keeps referring to him as a Muslim terrorist.

My read is that Shahzad is another Joe Stack, who was forced to watch a lifetime of work dissolve before his eyes because the US Government destroyed the nation's economy, and Congress bet their own fortunes on the downfall. The media is trying to sell "terrorist" because they fear Americans understanding that their fellow Americans have reached the breaking point, and striking back at the bankers and the politicians is the nest logical step on the path to the collapse of the nation.



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May 05 07:28

Iran's president defiant in face of new sanctions

After months of campaigning to avert new U.N. sanctions, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad summed up his case Tuesday and dismissed the threat of further economic penalties over his country's nuclear program.

"While we do not welcome sanctions, we do not fear them either," he said. "It seems to us that the structure of the Security Council is undemocratic and unjust, and is unable to bring about security. ... This Security Council will completely lose its legitimacy."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Ahmadinejad is not being "defiant" in making these statements; he is simply being realistic.

And in light of the fact that China is Iran's number one trading partner, and the Chinese leadership has stated repeatedly that sanctions are not a way forward, I frankly wouldn't bet on a new round of sanctions coming, as China wields a veto on the Security Council.

And, of course, it does not help that Israel, which has been documented as having a nuclear arsenal, refuses to become a signatory to the NNPT, and will not allow inspections of their nuclear sites.

May 05 07:21

Guantanamo hearing: Canadian teen was sedated when questioned

Defense attorneys said the testimony from a decorated Army master sergeant identified only as Interrogator No. 2 showed that the military had mistreated Khadr and created a coercive environment for his later confessions to throwing a hand grenade that killed U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Christopher Speer.

"You got a guy who is 15, seriously wounded, who has had multiple surgeries and that's the first time the United States government takes a statement from him to use in his prosecution," said defense attorney Kobie Flowers. "Now whether it is torture, cruel, inhumane, degrading treatment or simply involuntary ... I don't think any federal judge in the United States would allow that type of conduct."

May 05 07:20

Deepwater Horizon oil spill sparks calls for $10bn levy on BP and drilling ban

Arnold Schwarzenegger ends support for California oil expansion as political backlash against oil industry takes hold.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Titanic, Hindenburg, Edsel, Heaven's Gate, Chernobyl, Deepwater Horizon...

May 05 07:18

Not Much Time Remains for Israel- A Film Review by Gilad Atzmon

To a certain extent Suleiman’s latest film reminded me of Ramzy Baroud’s book My Father Was a Freedom Fighter. Both works chart a personal and devastating expedition into hopelessness. Both accounts are saturated with repeated failures and betrayals, both Baroud and Suleiman are courageous enough to criticise their collective narrative and yet, both pepper their story with some staggering wit, hope and humour. They make you smile just when you are about to sob.



Emigrate While You Still Can - Finca Bayano In Panama!

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May 05 07:18

Americans Are Ratting Out Their Neighbors to the IRS at a Record Pace to Reap Cash Whistleblower Rewards

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Oooooh, just like the NAZIs used to do!!!!"

May 05 07:15

Obama is biggest recipient of BP’s political action cash in the last 20 years

President Barack Obama is the biggest recipient of BP political action committee donations of any political candidate in the last 20 years, according to the Center for Responsive Politics and an analysis published Wednesday by Politico.

Obama's take from the company whose drilling site is leaking tens of thousands of gallons of day into the Gulf of Mexico: $77,051.

His massive take from the company responsible for an ever-growing oil spill off the Louisiana coast is sure to raise eyebrows among those who question the Administration's response to the spill.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Presidents, Senators, and Congressional Representatives are all simply "acquisitions" of those powerful corporations which will have need of their services at some point. We the People are of absolutely no consequence to them, save as an allegedly endless pool of money to be taxed.

This is simply the reality of the political beast in the US.

It will truly be interesting, in light of Obama's having been "acquired" by BP, to see the extent to which BP will be made financially responsible for the massive cleanup of the Gulf.

May 05 07:14

Police Brutality: Cops Taser Teen Fan During Phillies Game

A Philadelphia police officer who used a Taser to subdue a teenager who ran onto the field during a Phillies baseball game has the backing of his chief, but the department is reviewing whether officers should be involved in such on-field confrontations.

WATCH...

May 05 07:13

Sleeping for less than six hours can cause early death, study finds

Researchers find 'unequivocal' link between lack of sleep and increased risk of premature death

I'm doomed.


May 05 07:04

US Government Now 96.5% of the Mortgage Market Q1, 2010

The US Government underwrote 96.5% of the mortgages in the 1st quarter 2010, up from 90% 2009. How many homes do you think would have sold without the US government intervening in the mortgage markets through Fannie, Freddie, Ginnie and the FHA?

Do you think mortgages rates would be 5.12% without the US government writing 96.5% of the mortgages? Would mortgages be this low without the Fed holding interest rates at near 0% at you the savers expense, and the Fed buying $1.2 trillion in securitized mortgages so, among other things, Fannie and Freddie can keep buying up pumped out mortgages?

Webmaster's Commentary: 

You already are paying for your neighbor's mortgage!

May 05 07:03

The sadistic logic behind Israel’s siege of Gaza

Rules that allow the importation of cinnamon but not coriander might seem arbitrary and it’s unlikely that further documentation from the Israelis will show otherwise. But there does appear to be a sadistic logic at work here. Nothing more effectively reinforces a sense of powerlessness in a population than for the minutiae of everyday life to be under the constant, arbitrary and callous control of an invisible and inaccessible power. This is the logic and practice of subjugation. It is an exercise in the crushing of human will.

May 05 07:01

Three dead as Greece protest turns violent

At least three people have been killed in the Greek capital as protesters set fire to a bank during a general strike over planned austerity measures.

The fire brigade said three bodies were found inside the Marfin Bank in Athens. Two other buildings are also on fire.

Petrol bombs were thrown at police who responded with pepper spray, tear gas and stun grenades.

May 05 07:01

Israeli forces fire at deportees approaching Gaza crossing

Gaza – Israeli forces reportedly opened fire at two recently deported Palestinians attempting to transit through the Erez crossing, in northern Gaza on Tuesday.

The pair said they were attempting to return to the West Bank after having been deported last week in accordance with an Israeli military order defining them as “infiltrators.”

Ahmad Auda Abu Shallouf said he was trying to reunite with his wife and four children. “I am ready to stand trial in an Israeli court. Let them try to prove that I represent a threat to Israel’s security but if they fail, let them shoot me dead and send me back to my children,” he said. The second deportee, Muhammad Sha’ban, said his family “desperately” needed him and he wished to return to them.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

If you think this is all starting to look very familiar, you are absolutely correct!


May 05 06:58

Exposed: Christian leader caught with male escort says he needed help with his luggage

A Christian leader and prominent neuro-psychiatrist who co-founded the Family Research Council with evangelist James Dobson took a ten-day European vacation with a callboy he met through RentBoy.com and was caught in an airport with the escort by a Miami newspaper.

The escort said he had met George Rekers, professor of Neuropsychiatry and Behavioral Science at the University of South Carolina, on RentBoy.com. Rekers, when confronted, didn't deny that he'd met the callboy online, but said he had hired him to help him carry his baggage and didn't learn he was generally hired for "private company" until mid-way through his European vacation.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"And if I am lying, may God strike me ... a glancing blow."

May 05 06:55

Couple Arrested At U.S. Border For Asking Questions

In another perfect illustration of why the U.S. tourist industry is in free fall, audio has emerged of a Canadian couple who were interrogated and arrested by immigration officials after they dared to inquire as to why they were being asked such pointless and invasive questions.

May 05 06:53

Congressional Hypocrites Were Betting Against Stocks As Country Collapsed

Remember all that scorn in Congress about evil shortsellers betting against America and bringing the country down?

Well, it turns out Congress-people did it, too. And they used derivatives to do it, which they now say they abhor.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I am relinking this because this is an important story. When you have a Congress that is betting their own fortunes on the collapse of the economy, then they will vote to continue the policies that have collapsed the economy.

Please share this important story with all your friends.

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May 05 06:48

Interview With Professor Francis Boyle on the 2001 Anthrax Attack (audio MP3)

Professor Francis Boyle discusses the October 2001 anthrax attack, the technology behind the letter to Senator Daschle, and assesses the case based on his years of expertise with America’s bio-weapons programs, and as an expert who was responsible for drafting the Biological Weapons Anti-Terrorism Act of 1989, which was passed unanimously by both houses of Congress and signed into law by President George H.W. Bush. He discusses possible motivations behind the anthrax attacks, including those held by criminal elements within the US government to foment a police state, and the investigation that never was. Professor Boyle talks about Israel war crimes as crimes against humanity, and more.

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May 05 05:21

Greg Palast Reports About BP'S Inferno in The Gulf on Alex Jones Tv

Some information that has not been published by the main stream media.

May 05 03:18

Worse Than 1789 ?

The French Revolution actually got off to a better start than it is remembered for. A progressive opposition put together a new legislature, the National Assembly. They undertook the writing of a constitution. But it all fell apart rather quickly since the dim-witted King and his cohorts didn't really get into that old changing times spirit and their lack of cooperation -- not to mention their decadence -- provoked the more violent factions of the common people to form that kraken of politics, the mob. What a goddamned mess it turned into -- a revolving cast of mob masters, each worse than the last, whipping up the crowds to ever more horrible enormities of human vivisection -- a political process that had gone hopelessly out of control. Despite the agile precedent of their friend, the new USA, quickly resolving its own rebellion into a functioning government of law, France opted for a bloody clusterfuck -- which went on for eight more years.

May 4, 2010

May 04 21:48

Oil Slickonomics

Three scenarios lie ahead. They rank as bad, worse, and ugliest (the latter being catastrophic and unprecedented). There is no “good” here.


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May 04 17:14

To nuke or not to nuke

This week the international community gathers in New York for a review of the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty (NPT) which was signed into international law in 1968 and took affect in 1970. The eighth NPT UN Review Conference will be held at the New York UN Headquarters in Manhattan. Not sure if you have heard about it from the kosher-party-line yet but I think you should have...

May 04 16:44

Whoops! CO2 has almost nothing to do with global warming, discovers top US meteorologist

The other night I had a nightmare in which a general election was approaching and all three main competing parties had the same suicidal policy. They all believed in this thing called the Big Bad Fairy and were convinced that the only way to drive off the BBF and her evil hordes was by spending huge sums of taxpayers’ money – £18 billion a year was, I believe, the figure quoted in the nightmare – and by ruining the country with ugly, spinning Fairy Towers for the bad fairy hordes to nest in.

Then I woke up and found…

Seriously, though, what do we do? How we can possibly stop the environmental and energy policy of our next government being based on what US meteorologist Dr Roy Spencer calls “the worst case of mass hysteria the world has known.”?


May 04 16:44

CLIMATEGATE - April 2010 cooler than April 1998

the RSS AMSU data for April 2010 are out. The anomaly, 0.546, is the lowest one for 2010 so far. It is the second warmest April on their record but it's more than 0.3 °C cooler than April 1998 and April 2005 was just a bit cooler than April 2010.

May 04 16:42

Lieberman: No US citizenship rights for terrorists

What is the definition of "terrorist" Senator Lieberman? This general phrase worthy of an ancient witchhunt is just what Holy Joe needs to scare the public. He will never satisfactorily define the term "terrorism" and he will never scare me.

May 04 16:33

FLASHBACK - 54 arrested, 4 shot in Times Square riot

Webmaster's Commentary: 

A man sets fire to his own car and it is nonstop national headline news, but a riot that kills three people and results in 54 arrests goes unnoticed by ABCNNBBCBS!

May 04 16:01

Top 10 Media Lies About Iran

The top myths the media tells us daily about Iran.



Lockerdome
May 04 16:00

No One Cares

The peace movement, despite the heroic efforts of a handful of groups such as Iraq Veterans Against the War, the Green Party and Code Pink, is dead. No one cares.

May 04 15:59

A Cloud Over Jerusalem

Everyone has the right to change his or her mind. Even Danny Tirzeh.

Colonel Tirzeh was responsible for planning the wall that “envelopes” Jerusalem – the one that cuts the city off from the West Bank in order to turn it into the United Capital Of Israel For All Eternity.

May 04 15:56

UK general election: Shhh... don’t mention the Israeli occupation

Stuart Littlewood views the conspicuous absence of any mention of the Israeli occupation in the British general election campaign, against the background of the paralysing influence of the Israel lobby on the three main political parties and the silent complicity of the mainstream media, including the BBC, and the Church in Israeli crimes.

May 04 15:54

Israel’s Stasi watch over imams: Islamic posts filled by secret police

Jonathan Cook reports on a case which revealed that job interviews for the position of imam at mosques in Israel are conducted not by senior clerics but by Israel’s secret police, and that the Israeli government uses spies to report on the political opinions of Muslim clerics and relay gossip about their private lives. Meanwhile, hate-spouting rabbis go unmonitored.


May 04 15:50

One for All and All for… Myself – Why you shouldn’t believe OPEC’s reports

In December 2008, after OPEC warned of “substantial cutbacks,” I voiced my strong opinion that the members of the Dirty Dozen would cheat, because cartels always cheat. Sure enough, despite all the talk about production cutbacks, even more oil flowed out of OPEC.

The harsh truth is that the whole honor and brotherhood thing may work for the Three Musketeers, but it’s a non-starter when, like the OPEC members, you have to foot the bill for hefty social programs.

On April 19, the Algerian energy minister said that OPEC would probably do nothing to restrain rising oil prices, despite concerns that persistently high energy costs would hurt the fledgling global economic recovery.....

May 04 14:56

Louisiana Oil Spill: Feds Gave Safety Prize to Transocean's Deepwater Horizon

The federal agency charged with enforcing safety on deepwater oil rigs has also played a major role in promoting the industry's claim that it is safe, and in 2009 handed out one of its top prizes for safety to Transocean's Deepwater Horizon.
Louisiana Oil Spill: Deepwater Horizon Workers Did Safety Dance
The federal agency charged with enforcing safety on deepwater oil rigs has also played a major role in promoting the industry's claim that it is safe, and in 2009 handed out one of its top prizes for safety to Transocean's Deepwater Horizon.
(ABC News)

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May 04 14:03

Keiser Report meets Schiff Report

This time Max Keiser and co-host, Stacy Herbert, look at the scandals of President Bill Clinton's skepticism on Goldman charges; the TARP watchdog's handcuffs for Timmy Geithner; and the continuing 'ratings surveillance' payments to credit rating agencies for defaulted CDOs too complicated to unwind. In the second half of the show, Max interviews Peter Schiff, who is running for the Republican nomination for US Senate for Connecticut, about debating Greenspan, revaluing yuan and regulating that which is already illegal.


May 04 13:55

No nukes in the Middle East?

One of the most intriguing questions at the NPT conference is what will become of the resolution that Russia and the US drafted to ban nuclear weapons and other weapons of mass destruction in the Middle East. Israel is surrounded by enemies that seek to destroy it; if the Middle East becomes stable, would Israel come out and say they have nuclear weapons? Would Israel give up their alleged nukes?

May 04 13:38

What is politics?

“This is what politics is to me. Someone tells you all the trees on your street have a disease. One side says give them food and water and everything will be fine. One side says chop them down and burn them so they don’t infect another street. That’s politics. And I’m going, Who says they’re diseased? And how does this sickness manifest itself? And is this outside of a natural cycle? And who said this again? And when were they on this street? But we just have people who shout, ‘Chop it down and burn it’ or ‘Give it food and water’ and there’s your two choices. Sorry, I’m not a believer.” – John Malkovich, Esquire Magazine, Nov 2008


May 04 13:30

This Day in History: May 4 -

1989: On this day former White House aide Oliver North was convicted of three crimes and acquitted of nine other charges. The convictions, however, were overturned on appeal: “on the grounds that North’s Fifth Amendment rights may have been violated by the indirect use of his testimony to Congress which had been given under a grant of immunity.”

May 04 13:12

Viacom's Redstone: All Newspapers Dead In Two Years

Sumner Redstone, the boss of Viacom and CBS, has gazed into his crystal ball, and what he sees may not cheer up anyone in the newspaper business -- though it may, conveniently, be good news for broadcasters. According to Redstone, "there won't be any newspapers in two years."

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May 04 13:08

NY bomber confesses in terrorism plot: officials

A Pakistani-American man arrested as he tried to flee the country has confessed to the failed bomb in New York's Times Square.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"And we only had to waterboard him 48 times, so it MUST be true!

May 04 12:52

Is Pakistan the next evil doer? - Jeff Gates

Who better than the “Taliban of Pakistan” to advance the 911 narrative? The Taliban is Evil. Pakistan is Muslim. Therefore….

Who was surprised to find Pakistan associated with a “significant terrorist event” in New York? Was anyone surprised that this “car bomb” incident occurred in the same city as the last significant event? Or that news reports promptly featured the Taliban of Pakistan?

Who labeled it a significant terrorist event? A “security analyst” with IntelCenter. Visit the site and remember the old adage: Best Story Wins.

Was this a genuine terrorist event? Or was this an agent provocateur operation meant to freshen up a stale storyline: the Global War on Terrorism?


May 04 12:48

From Waziristan to New York - Juan Cole

It is a measure of the inter-connected character of our globalized world that the security of New York may be tied to events in distant, rugged and mysterious South Waziristan, Pakistan– a remote area even most Pakistanis know little about. And, US security may depend more on school-building and improving lives in South Waziristan than on unmanned drone attacks on militants.

May 04 12:28

The “New” Iraq

Seven years after the illegal invasion of Iraq by the Anglo-American fascist armies, it is clear today that the deliberate and systematic destruction of the Iraqi nation was premeditated and unprovoked act of naked aggression aimed at expanding U.S.-Israel Zionist power. These barbaric crimes ‘should never be forgotten and never be forgiven’.

May 04 12:07

The Rich Continue To Use Government To Cut Out Their Competition

Bankster puppet Sen. Chris Dodd (D-CT) has inserted into the upcoming financial “reform” bill a clause that would more than double the minimum net worth of a potential venture capital investor

May 04 12:03

Stunning Pictures of Al Gore's New $9 Million Mansion Media Totally Ignored

Nobel Laureate Al Gore purchased a $9 million mansion in the luxurious hills of Montecito, California, recently, and with the exception of the Los Angeles Times and Fox News, America's media couldn't care less.

You think it might be because the Gore-loving press wouldn't want people to consider the possibility that all of his global warming hysteria was really about lining his wallet and not saving the planet?


May 04 12:03

MS-NBC anchor: I’m so bummed that Shahzad wasn’t a Tea Partier

Brian Maloney gives us this entry for the Someone Left the Irony On Department, in which Contessa Brewer tells Stephanie Miller that she’s really unhappy that she couldn’t use the Times Square bombing attempt to prove Tea Party “bigotry.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Like I said, corporate media doesn't look at news as facts and truth, but as yet another opportunity to propagandize their agendas.

May 04 12:01

Daily Kos poll on NY bomber reveals more about Daily Kos readers than about the bomber.

May 04 11:48

Fisherman have to work 17 times harder to catch fish than they did in the 19th century

May 04 11:48

US, with 5,113 Nuclear Warheads, Claims Iran Peaceful Program Threats the World!

The United States disclosed for the first time on Monday the overall size of its nuclear arsenal, saying it had a total of 5,113 warheads operationally deployed, kept in active reserve and held in inactive storage. Moreover, Israel is believed to be the sole nuclear power in the Middle East with more than 200 nuclear heads and is not even a signatory for the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty (NPT).



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May 04 11:30

Cyberattacks: Washington is hyping the threat to justify regulating the Internet

Networks have been under attack -- and successfully handled by operators -- as long as they’ve been around. Be wary of calls for more government supervision of the Internet.

May 04 11:30

Hakimullah Confirms Survival as New Video Emerges

Appearing today in a video dated to early April, Tehreek-e Taliban Pakistan (TTP) leader Hakimullah Mehsud confirmed what Pakistani intelligence has been telling us for awhile, that his “confirmed” killing in February was greatly exaggerated and that he is alive and “basically ok.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And how many innocent civilians were killed in the attack which claimed to have "gotten" Mehsud???

May 04 10:36

How long will this go on?

Vow to keep coming? This may get ugly, before it gets better.

May 04 10:32

"BP Says It’ll Pay For This Mess. Baloney." BP Liability Currently Capped at Only $75 MILLION ... Menendez Bill Would Raise Liability to $10 Billion

Under the law that established the reserve, called the Oil Spill Liability Trust Fund, the operators of the offshore rig face no more than $75 million in liability for the damages that might be claimed by individuals, companies or the government.

The fund was set up by Congress in 1986 but not financed until after the Exxon Valdez ran aground in Alaska in 1989. In exchange for the limits on liability, the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 imposed a tax on oil companies, currently 8 cents for every barrel they produce in this country or import.


May 04 10:11

Will Obama support democracy in Kyrgyzstan?

The Obama administration has been slow to recognize and cautious in supporting the provisional government whose method and legitimacy in taking power has been widely questioned. To be sure, it was not a peaceful democratic revolution, but this is no cause for the US to remain aloof.

The democratic activists who challenged Mr. Bakiyev’s authoritarianism had four primary demands: 1. an end to the president’s nepotism and cronyism, 2. the cessation of political persecution; 3. respect for democracy and human rights; and 4. an end to corrupt privatization of state assets.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The Obama administration might be less than enthusiastic about embracing the new government here because it demonstrates that when people have had enough of nepotism, cronyism, political persecution, disrespect for democracy and human rights, and privatization of public assets, they might just rise up against an unjust government as the only way possible to achieve change.

In this country, the Democrats and Republicans consistently entreat and attempt to reassure people that if only people vote for them, there will somehow, magically, be a change in the status quo for We the People.

However, intelligent observers of the American political scene understand clearly that this is not at all true.

Congress members have simply become an acquisition by the large corporations, and sometimes, the interests of foreign governments (as is the case with Israel). And the only real "party" which seems to exist is the War Party, because so many Congress members are so heavily invested in the very profitable defense industry. Those companies producing unique and varied products which kill and mutilate are very much in demand these days, as are the services of companies which provide contract mercenaries and military supplies.

Over the last 40 years, there has been a very deliberate transfer of wealth to the most wealthy, and that includes the millionaires in Congress and the Senate, who have absolutely no interest whatsoever as to what happens to their constituents, as long as their own financial agendas are served.

The high-paying jobs have been outsourced, leaving many with no way to pay the mortgage on the home loans for which they originally qualified completely. Homes are worth far less than they originally cost, leaving those home owners still standing "under water" with negative equity.

Infrastructure has been allowed to collapse; bridges, roads, levees, shorelines, hospitals, coal mines, oil rigs, and schools are all in horrendous states of disrepair, and there is no money left to fix them.

But of course, none of this really matters to our alleged Representatives in Congress.

They are completely cozy with Wall Street, as that is where a lot of their personal fortunes are made, because they have access to the best information they can possibly get. And of course, those Wall Street companies, in turn, contribute to their campaigns to keep intelligent regulation out of the industry.

And the bail-outs of the banks, etc., with public money?! That was to prevent their own fortunes from going south. What the bailout bill is going to do to you or your grandkids, financially, is none of their concern.

These consistent wars without end? Fought with public money for private profit

The war in Iraq (which shows every sign of exploding once again into horrendous violence) was about oil; yet, no American company actually got any rights to that oil.

The war in Afghanistan? Fought to "pacify" the Afghan people enough to install pipelines with which to control Eurasian oil, and of the drug trade, from which so many profit so handsomely.

The lesson of the successful Kyrgyzstan rebellion can be characterized as question which many thinking Americans are asking themselves right now.

If you continue to vote for national leadership, yet absolutely nothing changes, except for the stubborn worsening of your life because of crippling tax debt, the inability to find a decent job, further erosion of your civil liberties; if you find yourself trapped, desperately attempting to work within a system which is gamed against you; what then?!?!?

May 04 09:57

Obama Renews Sanctions on Syria for a Year

President Barack Obama Monday renewed US sanctions on Syria for a year, accusing Damascus of supporting what he called “terrorist” groups and pursuing missile programs and weapons of mass destruction.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

As usual, without any proof aside from Israel's say-so.

May 04 09:51

Zionists named the bogeyman on 9-11

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Immediately after the attacks earlier that day (and before the collapse of Building 7), by sheer coincidence and convenience (duh), Ehud Barak just happened to be sitting inside the main BBC studio in London to help provide the proper narrative intended by the Zionist perpetrators of this terror event. (How coincidental, also, that Ehud Olmert was subsequently known to be in NYC just the day before the attack, and possibla also on the day itself, presumably to help with the operation.)

May 04 09:46

Mayor Bloomberg: NYC Bomb Suspect Could Be Someone Who “Didn’t Like Health Bill”

Chief amongst the many questions that that still are left unanswered regarding the failed car bomb last Saturday night is who would do such a thing. While the Pakistan Taliban have claimed responsibility, experts remain skeptical. Some have surmised that the car’s proximity to the headquarters of Comedy Central’s parent company Viacom is a clue. But on tonight’s CBS Evening News Mayor Mike Bloomberg suggested that it may be someone who simply didn’t like the health care bill.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It has become obvious that the attempted NY bombing was just another angry US citizen striking back at the financial system that ruined his life. He wasn't the first (see Joe Stack) and he won't be the last.

But if there is one lesson to be learned from watching the side show going on it is that everyone in the politics and media sees every news story not as a revelation of fact and truth but as merely another opportunity to propagandize whatever their agenda happens to be.



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May 04 09:41

Middle class getting pushed into poverty and working poor status – The cloaked recovery for the middle class. How 30 percent of the poor are unemployed.

Over 6.5 million of the 15 million unemployed Americans have been out of work for 27 weeks or more. As a percent, this is the highest number of long-term unemployed we have had since the Great Depression.

May 04 09:40

More on the CCX Carbon Trading Scandal

I have been doing some digging on the CCX carbon trading scandal the last few days, and I came across this 2006 publication by Tseming Yang – a professor at Vermont Law school. It confirms much of what Glenn Beck has already discussed, and sheds more light on the inner workings of the scandal

May 04 09:37

Draft of Secretive International Copyright Treaty Leaked -- Confirms Fears About Internet Freedom

The Dutch leak succeeded in blowing the issue wide open by identifying precisely which countries posed barriers to transparency. The document identified the U.S., Singapore, South Korea, and a trio of European countries as the remaining holdouts. Once publicly identified, the European countries quickly reversed their positions. The E.U. now unanimously supports the releasing of the text alongside Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, and Switzerland. With the outing of the transparency issue, it will fall to the U.S., which is widely viewed as the critical stumbling block, to justify its insistence on keeping the treaty secret.

May 04 09:35

Michael Bloomberg Proves Himself to be a Fool and Should Resign

Michael Bloomberg should resign from office. He has proven himself to be a fool.

It is truly stunning that Bloomberg’s initial reaction to the car bomb in Times Square was to blame tea party activists, not Islamic terrorists.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Of course, this failed NY bomb is not Islamic terror either. Shahzad Faisal is another Joe Stack; a victim of the predatory US economic system, who wanted to strike back after the bank foreclosed on his home.

May 04 09:34

Obama and Elie Wiesel to have lunch

The Obama administration has been aggressively stepping up its outreach to the Jewish community in the past couple weeks. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton addressed the American Jewish Committee conference last week along with visiting Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak, who also received an honor guard with Defense Secreatry Robert Gates at the Pentagon, as well as a 40 minute meeting with Obama and National Security Advisor Jones.

May 04 09:26

Israel's stance on nuclear arms complicates efforts against Iran

It's buried as Point 31 in a working paper being circulated by Egypt and other nonaligned parties at the Non-Proliferation Treaty review conference in New York: a pledge by countries signing the treaty that they will not permit the transfer of any nuclear-related equipment, information, materials or "know-how" to Israel as long as that country refuses to sign the NPT or put its nuclear facilities under safeguards of the International Atomic Energy Agency.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This will only happen when pigs fly, which means we will probably never have a "nuclear-free" Middle east.

And as to the continual, pathological drum beat of accusations of Iran developing a nuclear weapon:

1. Iran is a member of the NNPT. All their nuclear work is inspected by the IAEA.

2. To date, neither diversion of any nuclear materials has been found by IAEA inspections, nor have Iranian nuclear materials been enriched beyond the level necessary to fuel a nuclear power plant.

May 04 09:14

Medic at Guantanamo hearing says Khadr chained to door

A former U.S. Army combat medic testified Monday that he once found Canadian teen captive Omar Khadr chained by the arms to the door of a five-foot-square cage at a U.S. lock-up in Afghanistan, hooded and weeping.

Pentagon prosecutors called M, who treated Khadr's injuries twice daily in Afghanistan until Khadr was transferred to Guantanamo, to defend Khadr's treatment as humane. M's testimony, however, was the first by a government witness to corroborate a portion of an affidavit Khadr drew up describing abusive treatment.

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There are many problems with US agents torturing prisoners of war for "confessions" which are simply intended to be propaganda rants to justify continued military aggression against certain groups of people who just happen to be living over natural resources the US government wants to claim as "ours".

First, by so doing, the US has, for all practical intents and purposes, withdrawn from every human rights treaty to which it has ever been a signatory.

Secondly, no US politicians or citizen can ever speak again about how the US loves human dignity and human rights with a straight face when we torture.

And third (all you with family serving the US military, please pay attention here), when the US tortures prisoners of war to extract "confessions", it gives carte blanche to any hostile foreign country to do precisely the same.

May 04 09:07

Report: No spying in Pa. school laptops case

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Attorneys hired by the school district insist that taking 58,000 photos of school kids on their bedrooms is not really spying!

Crap like this is why I could never be a lawyer.

May 04 09:04

US deploys 1000s drones in Afghanistan

The US is deploying thousands of drones in Afghanistan, raising suspicions as to whether the move is aimed at monitoring militants or targeting another country.

May 04 09:03

Judges ban secret evidence in Guantánamo compensation case

Ministers and the security services were blocked today from using secret information to defend a damages claim by six former Guantánamo Bay detainees.

Binyam Mohamed and five former prisoners are claiming damages against the Government for complicity in torture and extraordinary rendition.

But in a victory for the men, Lord Neuberger of Abbotsbury, the Master of the Rolls, and two other appeal judges unanimously ruled that it was not open to the courts to order the "closed material procedure" in an ordinary civil claim.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

What happened to these men was absolutely horrendous; but that they are finally getting their day in court will, hopefully, open the eyes of the British public (and the world) just what "extreme interrogation measures" meant, and unfortunately still means, under the US definition.

What is really sickening is that the US is still using these tactics against prisoners of war, and these tactics are banned under the statues of the Geneva Convention (to which I believe, the US is still, allegedly, a signatory).

May 04 09:01

Congressional Hypocrites Were Betting Against Stocks As Country Collapsed

Remember all that scorn in Congress about evil shortsellers betting against America and bringing the country down?

Well, it turns out Congress-people did it, too. And they used derivatives to do it, which they now say they abhor.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Remember all the times I said that I could not see any signs the Federal Government wanted to fix the economy? Now we know why Congress signed on with the Goldman Sachs crowd to bet that the country was going to fail, making themselves richer on the misery of the American people

May 04 08:58

Gulf Coast watches path of oil spill

So far only oil sheens have reached into some coastal waters in the southeastern U.S., and the oil's slow progress despite an uncapped seafloor gusher was allowing crews and volunteers to lay boom in front of shorelines. That effort was stymied by choppy seas into the weekend but the calmer weather should help.

May 04 08:57

Plunge in state revenue dashes hopes of an easy budget fix

Legislators were hoping revenue would continue to exceed projections, forestalling deeper cuts and further tax hikes. But April's total was 30% below what was expected, leaving them with few options.

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The fatal flaw with the use of higher taxes to save the state's financial woes is not understanding when the people have run out of money to pay the taxes with!

May 04 08:56

Dodd's Finance "Reform" Bill: "The Federal Reserve is the big winner"

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May 04 08:55

More than 80% of school districts to cut jobs

More than 80% of U.S. school districts are expected to eliminate jobs and more than half will likely freeze hiring during the upcoming school year, an education organization said Tuesday.

Based on a survey of school administrators from 49 states, a total of 275,000 education jobs are expected to be cut in 2011, according to the American Association of School Administrators.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So, 80% of school districts are cutting jobs... but this country still coughs up 3 billion dollars annually for Israel?!?

What is wrong with this picture?!? EVERYTHING.

May 04 08:55

NY Bomb suspect lost Conn. home to foreclosure

The suspect in the Times Square bombing attempt defaulted on a $200,000 mortgage on his Connecticut home and the Shelton property is now in foreclosure, according to court records.

The foreclosure records show Faisal Shahzad took out the mortgage on a home in Shelton, Conn., in 2004, and he co-owned the home with a woman named Huma Mian.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

While SITE and the US Government are trying to blame Pakistan or Iran or "Al Qaeda" for the failed NY bombing attempt, this is starting to look more like a repeat of the Joe Stack affair, in which a victim of the US economy strikes back.

This isn't politics; this is economics. This isn't terror, it is desperation and revenge.

On that last one, can someone at ABCNNBBCBS please explain why a fizzled bomb in New York is an act of terror, but US drones killing civilians in Pakistan is not?

May 04 08:50

RABID DOGS ATTACK HOME OF JEWISH ACTIVIST IN BERKELEY CALIFORNIA

The police say that this is not a “hate crime” because the attackers were not attacking Rabbi Lerner for his religion, but for his politics. That is scant comfort for those of us who continue to believe that America and Israel are best served by the voices willing to publicly share critique, though incidents like this are of course meant to scare people into silence. Tikkun will not be silenced.

May 04 08:50

ARIZONATOON ~~ DR. ARIZONA and MR. HYDE

May 04 08:49

IRANITOON BOOM~~ U.S. TARGETING IRANIAN NUCLEAR PROGRAM

May 04 08:49

Soldiers Level Mosque Near Rafah, Settlers Torch Mosque Near Nablus

Israeli soldiers invaded an area in Rafah, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip, leveled the Al Dahniyya mosque and uprooted farmlands on Tuesday at dawn. Local sources reported that the mosque was leveled to the ground after several armored military vehicles and bulldozers invaded Rafah.

May 04 08:48

The evidence for Khadr's innocence

For six years after Canadian Omar Khadr was captured by the American military, the public heard only one story about the events of July 27, 2002 in Afghanistan.

During a four-hour battle with mujahedeen fighters, American soldier Christopher Speer was killed by a grenade. Khadr, 15, was the only enemy fighter left alive after the battle. He was shot twice in the back and taken prisoner. Shortly after, the U.S. military said Khadr threw the fatal grenade that killed Speer, though there was no eyewitness.

May 04 08:47

CEOs rank Calif. worst for business

May 04 08:46

Two men arrested in popular principal's slaying

The District of Columbia principal who was found shot to death in his home last month met his alleged killers on a phone chat line, authorities said at a news conference Monday where they announced arrests in connection with the slaying.

Two men have been charged in the killing of Brian Betts, 42. They have been identified as Alonte Saunders, of an unknown address, and Sharif Tau Lancaster, who resides in the District of Columbia, police said.

The suspects, both 18, have been charged with first degree murder, armed robbery and the use of a handgun in a felony crime of violence, according to Officer Melanie Brenner of the Montgomery County, Maryland, Police Department.

May 04 08:35

Goldman Sachs Reveals it Shorted Gulf of Mexico

The new revelations came to light after government investigators turned up new emails from Goldman employee Fabrice "Fabulous Fab" Tourre in which he bragged to a girlfriend that the firm was taking a "big short" position on the Gulf.

"One oil rig goes down and we're going to be rolling in dough," Mr. Tourre wrote in one email. "Suck it, fishies and birdies!"

May 04 08:27

Radical tax on debt put to parties

Households should pay a new tax on every pound of debt they owe, according to one of Britain's leading economists.

May 04 08:04

Osama bin Laden: A dead nemesis perpetuated by the US government

Karzai: bin Laden 'probably' dead

Osama bin Laden is "probably" dead, but former Taliban leader Mullah Omar is alive, Afghan President Hamid Karzai has said. [CNN]

FBI: Bin Laden 'probably' dead

The US Federal Bureau of Investigation's counter-terrorism chief, Dale Watson, says he thinks Osama bin Laden is "probably" dead. [BBC]

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Linked in response to the "Documentary" claiming Osama bin Laden is alive and well in ... you guessed it... Iran.

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May 04 08:03

Mexico's illegals laws tougher than Arizona's

Under the Mexican law, illegal immigration is a felony, punishable by up to two years in prison. Immigrants who are deported and attempt to re-enter can be imprisoned for 10 years. Visa violators can be sentenced to six-year terms. Mexicans who help illegal immigrants are considered criminals.

The law also says Mexico can deport foreigners who are deemed detrimental to "economic or national interests," violate Mexican law, are not "physically or mentally healthy" or lack the "necessary funds for their sustenance" and for their dependents.

May 04 07:40

Hacked US Treasury websites serve visitors malware

Websites operated by the US Treasury Department are redirecting visitors to websites that attempt to install malware on their PCs, a security researcher warned on Monday.

The infection buries an invisible iframe in bep.treas.gov, moneyfactory.gov, and bep.gov that invokes malicious scripts from grepad.com, Roger Thompson, chief research officer of AVG Technologies, told The Register. The code was discovered late Sunday night and was active at time of writing, about 12 hours later.

May 04 07:38

Top Ten Reasons You Should Quit Facebook

After some reflection, I've decided to delete my account on Facebook. I'd like to encourage you to do the same. This is part altruism and part selfish. The altruism part is that I think Facebook, as a company, is unethical. The selfish part is that I'd like my own social network to migrate away from Facebook so that I'm not missing anything. In any event, here's my "Top Ten" reasons for why you should join me and many others and delete your account.

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May 04 07:36

Regular use of aspirin increases risk of Crohn's disease by five times

Crohn’s disease is a serious condition affecting 60,000 people in the UK and 500,000 people in the US. It is characterized by inflammation and swelling of any part of the digestive system. This can lead to debilitating symptoms and requires patients to take life-long medication. Some patients need surgery and some sufferers have an increased risk of bowel cancer.

Though there are likely to be many causes of the disease, previous work on tissue samples has shown that aspirin can have a harmful effect on the bowel.

May 04 07:18

Settlers torch West Bank mosque

ARSONISTS torched a mosque in the north of the occupied West Bank before dawn local time today in an attack blamed on Jewish settlers.

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