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March 25, 2009

Mar 25 08:33

Obama Denounces Global Currency While Creating The Very Means For Its Introduction

Obama, Geithner and Bernanke yesterday publicly defended the dollar and denounced proposals by China and Russia to supplant the greenback with a new global currency, and yet the very policies of the Obama administration, the Treasury and the Federal Reserve are creating the perfect storm for the dollar’s death and its replacement with a new international reserve currency.

Mar 25 08:32

I Hate Facebook

Oh, Facebook. You cyberland of rampant narcissism and wasted time. What started out as a social networking site for college kids has somehow turned into a cesspool of self-absorbed way-too-old-to-be-fucking-around-on-Facebook adults who think that the rest of us actually give a shit about what they're drinking, eating, thinking, reading, watching, and/or are listening to every five minutes.

Mar 25 08:32

Facebook, Bebo and MySpace 'to be monitored by security services'

The private correspondence of millions of people who use social networking sites could be tracked and saved on a “big brother” database, under new plans being drawn up by the UK government.

Ministers revealed yesterday that they were considering policing messages sent via sites such as MySpace and Facebook, alongside plans to store information about every phone call, e-mail and internet visit made by everyone in the United Kingdom.

Mar 25 08:31

One Small Problem With Geithner's Plan: It Will Bankrupt The Banks

The big problem with Tim Geithner's plan to fix the banks is the same as it ever was: The gap between what banks say their assets are worth and what the market says they are worth.

When a bank says an asset is worth 60 cents and the market says it's worth 30 cents, someone has to cover that spread. The genius of Geithner's plan is that it pawns most of the cost (and most of the risk) off on the taxpayer without the taxpayer noticing.

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Mar 25 08:28


Mar 25 08:20

Outcome of the first unusual DVD court case *

The British government through Westminster Magistrates Court are looking to have John Anthony Hill extradited to the UK, accused of mailing a DVD (with no letter) to a court, to face a maximum sentence of life imprisonment . The DVD was titled to the judge and to the “foreman of the jury”. I think most people would have faith that a court administrators would know whether to legally pass it on or not, which they did not pass on. The way it was sent makes it impossible to pervert the course of justice. John is also the producer and narrator of this documentary which basically shows footage from the BBC, ITV and some news articles by the New York Times and others.

Mar 25 08:07

Personal information papers found in dumpster

Reams of personal information - Social Security numbers, driver's license numbers - have been found carelessly dumped in a Sarasota dumpster.

Police say someone at the Westaff Employment staffing company on U.S. 301 in Sarasota apparently tossed it out. The business appears to be closed.

Mar 25 08:01

Latest dose of "Booga Booga!"


Mar 25 08:00

Brown plays down rift with Bank of England as he tries to sell economic recovery plan in the U.S.

Gordon Brown today tried to play down a rift between the Government and the Bank of England over the possibility of another spending spree in next month's Budget.

Mar 25 07:59

"We're all in this together"

Tonight, President Obama basically said that we can't demonize every investor who earns a profit, because "we are all in this together." Sorry, but I am going to have to call a big fat "bull-shit" on this one.

WE the ROBBED Class are in this together. THEY the ROBBER Class are in it for themselves. How many times does Obama have to demonstrate that his economic recovery is nothing but Reaganomics wrapped in a little bit of populist rhetoric to make it easier for the mis-informed Robbed Class to swallow.

Mar 25 07:53

Obama sees "signs of progress" on economic crisis

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"All my friends are doing great!" -- Official White Horse Souse

Mar 25 07:51

Obama’s Toxic Advisers

Bernie Sanders, the senator from Vermont who is independent in spirit as well as party label, has placed a hold on President Obama’s nomination of Gary Gensler to head the Commodity Futures Trading Commission. Sounds like a minor issue to get worked up about, but the senator is right. Like most Americans, I am eager for Barack Obama to succeed, but I see this appointment as further evidence that the president has entrusted his economic policy to the wrong people.

Mar 25 07:50

Czech Republic joins East Europe's falling dominoes

The economic crisis sweeping Central and Eastern Europe has claimed a third victim in a month after the Czech government lost a vote of no confidence on Tuesday night in a drama that risks setting off a fresh round of investor flight from the region.

Mar 25 07:50

60,000 civilian spies to get three-hour lesson in how to spot terrorists

An army of 60,000 security guards trained to watch for terrorists and deal with attacks have had just three hours training - including a coffee break.

It emerged yesterday that staff at businesses taking part in ' Project Argus' are shown a multimedia presentation describing a simulated terrorist attack, followed by a question-and-answer session and group discussion.

The project's website states: 'The whole event including a coffee break will last three hours.'

Mar 25 07:49

Harvard economist: Prohibition creates violence, legalize all drugs

"Violence is the norm in illicit gambling markets but not in legal ones. Violence is routine when prostitution is banned but not when it's permitted," he wrote. "Violence results from policies that create black markets, not from the characteristics of the good or activity in question.

"The only way to reduce violence, therefore, is to legalize drugs."

Mar 25 07:47

AIG is chump change -- let's find corporate America's hidden billions

But what reason other than evasion could there be for Goldman Sachs Group to set up three subsidiaries in Bermuda, five in Mauritius, and 15 in the Cayman Islands?

Mar 25 07:41

FLASHBACK - The Assassination of New York Governor Eliot Spitzer

While it's true that former NY governor Elliot Spitzer cavorted with prostitutes, if every politician who does the same were busted, there'd be no one left in Washington.

So why was Elliot Spitzer really taken out by the Republican organized crime machine a year

Mar 25 07:36

Melissa virus turning 10 ... (age of the stripper unknown)

Somewhere out there in America is a stripper (or former stripper) who for 10 years has lived with the naked truth that she was David L. Smith's inspiration for naming the first widely destructive, self-propagating, network-paralyzing, e-mail-borne macro virus: W97M_Melissa.

When the 10th anniversary of Melissa's explosive debut occurs later this week, perhaps its namesake will celebrate her notoriety quietly with friends, family and/or her bigger tippers. Those IT professionals who had to deal with the fallout a decade ago are more likely to mutter an obscenity or two.

Mar 25 07:36

WTF! Obama is Considering Monsanto Shill Michael Taylor to Head New Food Safety Working Group

Mr. Taylor is a lawyer who began his revolving door adventures as counsel to FDA. He then moved to King & Spalding, a private-sector law firm representing Monsanto, a leading agricultural biotechnology company. In 1991 he returned to the FDA as Deputy Commissioner for Policy, where he was part of the team that issued the agency's decidedly industry-friendly policy on food biotechnology and that approved the use of Monsanto's genetically engineered growth hormone in dairy cows.

Mar 25 07:34

Obama attempts to appoint another Goldman Sachs exec who worked with Phil Gramm

Mr. Gensler worked with Sen. Phil Gramm and Alan Greenspan to exempt credit default swaps from regulation, which led to the collapse of A.I.G. and has resulted in the largest taxpayer bailout in U.S. history. He supported Gramm-Leach-Bliley, which allowed banks like Citigroup to become “too big to fail.” He worked to deregulate electronic energy trading, which led to the downfall of Enron and the spike in energy prices. At this moment in our history, we need an independent leader who will help create a new culture in the financial marketplace and move us away from the greed, recklessness and illegal behavior which has caused so much harm to our economy.

Mar 25 07:33

Now 'Big Brother' targets Facebook

The idea to police MySpace, Bebo and Facebook comes on top of plans to store information about every phone call, email and internet visit made by everyone in the United Kingdom. Almost half the British population – some 25 million people – are thought to use social networking sites. There are already proposals under a European Union directive – dating back to after the 7 July 2005 bombs – for emails and internet usage to be monitored and added to a planned database to track terror plots.

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Actually, they are tracking people who object to what the government is doing.

They better have a really BIG computer system!

Mar 25 06:29

Mark Twain rises again, and again, and again, and again

BBC - Pete Messent - University of Nottingham They can't keep Mark Twain quiet.

The centenary of his death takes place next year but he is in the news again with the publication of a "new" short story, The Undertaker's Tale in The Strand magazine.

This in turn heralds a new whole new collection of fiction and non-fiction, Who is Mark Twain?, to be published next month.

Mar 25 06:08

A Lesson in Human Nature - Focal Points Speak Loudly Concerning the Delusion of Human Competence

BBC News 60-foot penis painted on roof An 18-year-old has secretly painted a 60ft drawing of a phallus on the roof of his parents' £1million mansion in Berkshire. It was there for a year before his parents found out. They say he'll have to scrub it off when he gets back from travelling.

There IS a picture.

Mar 25 05:49

The Rise of the Machine

To counter these forces and repair Israel’s standing, one rightwing commentator this week went so far as to call for an Israeli ministry for PR. Adi Mintz said the ministry should be fitted out with “many dozens of video teams, editors and producers that would generate materials and immediately distribute them to all media outlets”. Israel’s message, he added, should be heard not just in America, but also “on television screens in Romania and China”.

Mar 25 05:42

Nobel Laureate Dr. Joseph Stiglitz Says "The Geithner Plan Amounts To Robbery Of The American People"

From the Reuters interview:

The U.S. government plan to rid banks of toxic assets will rob American taxpayers by exposing them to too much risk and is unlikely to work as long as the economy remains weak, Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz said on Tuesday.

"The Geithner plan is very badly flawed," Stiglitz told Reuters in an interview during a Credit Suisse Asian Investment Conference in Hong Kong.

U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner's plan to wipe up to US$1 trillion in bad debt off banks' balance sheets, unveiled on Monday, offered "perverse incentives," Stiglitz said.

The U.S. government is basically using the taxpayer to guarantee against downside risk on the value of these assets, while giving the upside, or potential profits, to private investors, he said.

Mar 25 05:37

Turley: Cheney war crimes probe would be 'shortest in history'

President Barack Obama said all the right things on 60 Minutes, according to Jonathan Turley. But no mere verbal rebuff to the former vice president will see the law upheld.

If Obama would step out of the way and allow prosecutors to look at evidence of alleged Bush administration war crimes, "it would be the shortest investigation in history," Turley said on a Monday episode of MSNBC's The Rachel Maddow Show.

Mar 25 05:31

Bend Over and Say, "Uncle Sam"

"There's no way around the fact that Geithner is a financial industry representative planted in the White House to do Wall Street's bidding. Institutional bias precludes him from doing his job and operating in the public interest. Thus, the first step in any financial rescue plan must be to remove Geithner, Summers and all the other parasitic Rubin-clones that have infected the present administration and bring in a whole new team. That will prepare the ground for nationalizing the banks and providing debt-relief to the people who need it most, the victims of Wall Street's Ponzi-credit bubble."

Mar 25 05:15

Elitist and Racist NYC Well Served by Moronic New York Times Editors Who are Still Hyping Jobs American Won't Do

The New York Times Written by THE EDITORS - The Competition for Low-Wage Jobs In a continuing series on immigration, Room for Debate this week moves on to the issue of how the economic crisis affects immigrants — both legal and illegal. [...]

We’ve asked several experts how the recession might alter competition for lower-wage jobs between workers born in the United States, who previously shunned these jobs, and immigrants who have been willing to take them. [...]

March 24, 2009

Mar 24 22:06


Mar 24 22:02

Police raid home of Wikileaks.de domain owner over censorship lists

Some details of the search raise questions:

* Wikileaks was not contacted before the search, despite Wikileaks having at least two journalists which are recognized members of the German Press Association (Deutscher Presse Verband).
* The time of at least 11 police detectives was wasted conducting a futile raid on the private home of volunteer assistant to a media organization.
* Police asked for the passwords to the "wikileaks.de" domain and for the entire domain to be disabled.
* Mr Reppe was not informed of his rights; police documentation clearly shows that box to be left unchecked.
* Contrary to what is stated in the police protocol, Mr. Reppe did not agree to "not having a witness" present.

Mar 24 18:05

Divestment campaign gains momentum in Europe

The Swedish national pension fund AP7 is the latest institution to follow the socially responsible investment example of Dutch ASN Bank by excluding the French transportation giant Alstom from its portfolio. Alstom was excluded because of the company's involvement in Israel's occupation of Palestinian land.

Mar 24 18:04

CNN Asks an Obvious Question: "Should USA Still be AAA?"

So far, major credit rating firms such as Moody's and Standard & Poor's have yet to take any steps to lower the U.S. credit rating -- despite the increased spending and concerns about rising budget deficits.

Still, some smaller rating agencies have already lowered their U.S. rating. Egan-Jones Group actually removed the AAA rating from U.S. debt four years ago, well before the current crisis in financial markets prompted trillions in government bailouts.

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Mar 24 17:49


Mar 24 17:45

1 dead, one injured in Miami Burger King shooting

Police said a man wearing a ski mask walked into the store at Biscayne Boulevard and 54th Street and demanded money from a clerk.

A customer, who has a concealed weapons permit, pulled a gun, said Officer Jeff Giordano, a Miami police spokesman.

The customer and robber exchanged fire.

The robber was shot dead at the scene.

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Mar 24 17:31

Veterans For Peace YouTube Channel

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YouTube channel of tonight's radio guest.

Mar 24 17:30

The War Crimes Times - In America We’re locking up mothers While the war criminals walk free

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Website of tonight's radio show guest.

Mar 24 17:19

Obama invites online questions

US President Barack Obama today encouraged Americans to submit their questions about the economy over the internet and said he will answer some of them live on the White House website on Friday.
"This is an experiment, but it's also an opportunity for me to look at a computer and get a snapshot of what Americans across the country care about," Mr Obama said in a video message on the website.

Mar 24 17:18

Man on murder charge after alleged burglar stabbed to death

A MAN is facing murder charges after allegedly stabbing a would-be burglar.

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Kind of tells you whose side the government is on!

Mar 24 14:48

How The News Networks Lie by Telling the Truth

Mar 24 14:35

UN: Israel broke six-month truce in Gaza

A new UN report exposes a bit of misinformation peddled by the US and Israel and shatters the Zionist illusion that the Gaza war was legal.

The report, prepared by human rights investigator Richard Falk, confirms that Tel Aviv was indeed the party that violated the Egyptian-brokered six-month truce in Gaza.

Mar 24 13:05

U.S. capex financing index falls again

Financing for capital equipment investment tumbled for the seventh straight month in February, according to a trade group representing lenders who finance half the capex investment in the United States.

Mar 24 12:57

Guantánamo: The Definitive Prisoner List (Part 1)

The following list (also see Part 2, Part 3 and Part 4) is the culmination of a three-year project to record the stories of all the prisoners held at the US prison in Guantánamo Bay, Cuba.

Mar 24 12:53

The Ultimate Bluff! - Fed to Buy Treasuries Tomorrow as New Program Starts - And it looks like a good one too.

Blooomberg - Fed to Buy Treasuries Tomorrow as New Program Starts - Scott Lanman The Federal Reserve will make its first purchases of long-term Treasuries tomorrow in a $300 billion effort to bring down borrowing costs that’s unprecedented since the 1960s.

Mar 24 12:44

Daily Presidential Tracking Poll

The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Tuesday shows that 36% of the nation's voters now Strongly Approve of the way that Barack Obama is performing his role as President. Thirty-two percent (32%) Strongly Disapprove giving Obama a Presidential Approval Index rating of +4

Mar 24 12:43

Rabbis Spell It Out To IDF: 'KILL THE GOYIM'

Rabbis in the Israeli army told battlefield troops in January's Gaza offensive that they were fighting a 'religious war' against gentiles, it has been revealed.

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Those who can be convinced to believe absurdities can be convinced to commit atrocities!

Mar 24 12:08

Scientists in possible cold fusion breakthrough

Researchers at a US Navy laboratory have unveiled what they say is "significant" evidence of cold fusion, a potential energy source that has many skeptics in the scientific community.

The scientists on Monday described what they called the first clear visual evidence that low-energy nuclear reaction (LENR), or cold fusion devices can produce neutrons, subatomic particles that scientists say are indicative of nuclear reactions.

"Our finding is very significant," said analytical chemist Pamela Mosier-Boss of the US Navy's Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center (SPAWAR) in San Diego, California.

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Expect to see a flood of news articles ridiculing this announcement, as we have seen a flood of news articles ridiculing Cold Fusion ever since the initial announcement.

If Cold Fusion were to be proven and the general public aware of it, it would change the world. Oil would be obsolete except as a lubricant and raw material for plastics. Cars would be electric and self-powered. So would homes. Large centralized power companies, always a target for terrorists, would not longer be needed. Small electronics would be self-powered for the lifetime of the owner. Batteries as we know them now would be instantly obsolete.

Now, I have not had the time or resources to look into this myself, so I do not know where the truth lies on this issue.

What I do know is ...

1. There are a great many very wealthy US corporations which would find Cold Fusion a threat to their wealth and power.

2. Human-Caused Global Warming has proven that scientists can be bought to support a political agenda.

3. The US Government and media lied to us all about Saddam's nuclear weapons.

4. The courts have ruled that since there is no law requiring the US mainstream media to tell the truth about anything, that news corporations have a legal right to fire any reporter who refuses to lie when ordered to do so.

Mar 24 11:52

Awakening Fighters Rally Against Maliki Govt

Promises of Jobs Were Never Kept, Militia Members Complain

Mar 24 11:52

Guantanamo inmates in new legal fight

Lawyers have filed two court challenges against the Obama administration's treatment of Guantanamo detainees and its future plans for the men, most of whom have been held for years without trial.

One motion obtained by AFP on Monday was filed on behalf of Chinese Uighur, Huzaifat Parhat. He was among 17 Uighur ordered released by a US court in June seven years after their arrest, but who remain in detention at the remote US naval base at Guantanamo Bay, southern Cuba.

Mar 24 11:51

Riots break out in Arab Israeli town during ultra-nationalist Jewish march

Rising ethnic tensions were underscored in Israel today as violent clashes took place in one of Israel's biggest Arab towns between Jewish ultra-nationalists and local youths.

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That rings a bell.

Where have I heard that before?

Where have I heard that before?

Mar 24 11:48

Strip-Search of Girl Tests Limit of School Policy

The search by two female school employees was methodical and humiliating, Ms. Redding said. After she had stripped to her underwear, “they asked me to pull out my bra and move it from side to side,” she said. “They made me open my legs and pull out my underwear.”

Ms. Redding, an honors student, had no pills. But she had a furious mother and a lawyer, and now her case has reached the Supreme Court, which will hear arguments on April 21.

Mar 24 11:47

Former Senator Santorum is No Expert on Islam!

Mr. Santorum–notorious for spewing anti-Muslim bigotry–argued that Americans know “too little” about Islam. He said he believes Muslims’ religious views cannot be changed or altered and this is why Middle Easterners reject American “democratic” ideals.

Oh please, Mr. Santorum, save us the agony of your “promoting democracy” trash talk! You don’t promote democracy by the use of “shock and awe”, nor by invading and occupying two sovereign nations or calling for the bombing Iran.

The last time a Middle Eastern nation had a genuine and free election in January 2006, the United States, along with Israel led the Western nations in a boycott of the election results by imposing collective punishment on the Palestinian people.

Mar 24 11:46

Wall Street celebrates government windfall for banks and big investors

Wall Street erupted in a demonstration of euphoria and greed Monday as the Obama administration announced a plan to offload bankers' bad debts that amounts to an unprecedented looting of taxpayer funds to benefit the financial elite.

Mar 24 11:43

Ron Paul's H.R. 1207 Now Has 42 Co-Sponsors

If you don't see your rep on this list, contact him/her today and urge them to support the bill!

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Hawaii's Neil Abercrombie is a co-sponsor.

Mar 24 11:41

"You can very easily erase entries" - Cleveland State University Finds Problems In Election Machines

The Premier software does not keep track of ballot deletions, according to a recent report by the California secretary of state. The software also records the wrong entry date and time for some ballots and allows audit logs to be deleted.

Such flaws mean that insiders could tamper with election results, then erase their electronic trail.

Mar 24 11:37

Fighting for life: American peace activist shot by Israelis

The parents of an American peace activist publicly appealed yesterday for a full investigation into how their son was shot in the head with a high velocity tear gas canister by Israeli security forces.

Mar 24 11:33


BUT, that seems to be the opinion of Israel’s top military officer, Lt. Gen. Gabi Ashkenazi. In a speech he was quoted as saying; “I tell you that this is a moral and ideological army”.

Moral and ideological army??????? Killing innocent children, women and hundreds of civilians is moral? Strange code of ethics these zionists seem to have….

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Mar 24 11:31


Mar 24 11:28

Back to the old-new “three-regions” argument

The U.S. still considers the possibility of dividing Iraq into three regions, the Kurds in northern Iraq, the Sunnis in the center and the Shiite in the South.

Which means that the U.S. authorities unaware of the consequences, because such a division could cause political problems with neighboring countries.

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"But it will make Israel happy, and that is all that matters!" -- Official White Horse Souse

Mar 24 11:21


8% (286 votes)
28% (961 votes)
6% (196 votes)
58% (2008 votes)
Total votes: 3451
Mar 24 11:19

Poll: Do You Think Geithner is Worse than Paulson, Better, or More of the Same?

Leading economists have said that Geithner's actions are just more of the same. For example, Paul Krugman says that "Tim Geithner, the Treasury secretary, has persuaded President Obama to recycle Bush administration policy".

In fact, Geithner is throwing a lot more money at the banks, hedge funds and other bigs than Paulson did.

Mar 24 11:11


Mar 24 10:14

Nobel Economist Stiglitz: Geithner Plan Will Rob Taxpayers, Won't Work

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"Actually it DOES work! Robbing the taxpayers IS the plan!" -- Official White Horse Souse

Mar 24 10:02

I Knew Bernie Madoff Was Cheating, That's Why I Invested with Him

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Then your profits are knowingly the proceeds from a crime and subject to a claw back for the victims!

Mar 24 09:47

Geithner urges overhaul of financial regulations

Geithner told a Washington conference that the Obama administration plans to work with Congress to put in place a stronger, more stable system with a modernized government regulatory structure.

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We HAD a "stable system with a modernized government regulatory structure!" But Congress repealed it all in 1999!

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Mar 24 09:45

New Powers for Geithner - Seizure of Companies

The Obama administration will ask Congress to give the Treasury secretary unprecedented powers to initiate the seizure of non-bank financial companies, such as large insurers, investment firms and hedge funds, whose collapse would damage the broader economy, White House spokesman Robert Gibbs said this morning.

Treasury Secretary Timothy F. Geithner is set to argue for the new powers at a hearing today on Capitol Hill that was scheduled to address the furor over bonuses paid to executives at American International Group, which the government has propped up with about $180 billion in federal aid. Administration officials say the proposed authority would have allowed them to seize AIG last fall and wind down its operations at less cost to taxpayers.

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Why is it the responsibility of the US Government to save AIG's counterparties form their own poor choices?

Why is it the responsibility of the US taxpayer to pick up the tab?

Mar 24 09:42

FBI’s mole in Real IRA ‘was dishonest as the day is long’

An FBI spy who infiltrated the Real IRA was involved in picking up runaway teenage girls to sleep with and “keep like puppy dogs”, the Omagh bomb civil action has heard.

Lawyers for jailed terror chief Michael McKevitt likened David Rupert to an iceberg, with nearly all of his treachery unexposed beneath the surface.

Rupert was a con-man prepared to do anything short of murder, and anyone who tangled with him came off badly, it was claimed.

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I ran into a lot of FBI informants back during the Vietnam/COINTELPRO days and they are all pretty much like this loser.

Mar 24 09:39

FBI informant on RNC protesters found guilty in unrelated case

An FBI informant during last September's RNC protests has been found guilty of assault and property damage charges in an unrelated incident.

Mar 24 09:37

FBI investigates lobbying firm that is generous donor to Dicks, Murray

Questions have been raised about whether some PMA-related campaign contributions were actually given by the people listed as donors. For example, thousands of dollars in contributions to Dicks, Washington Sen. Patty Murray and other lawmakers came from a sommelier and a golf-club employee who were identified as PMA officials on some campaign-finance reports.

Mar 24 09:35

PJB: The Weimar Solution

Deflation is what America underwent in the 1930s. A Fed-created bubble burst, causing margin calls to go out to stockholders, who ran to their banks that, besieged, collapsed, wiping out a third of our money. As Milton Friedman, who won a Nobel for his thesis that the Federal Reserve caused the Great Depression, told PBS in 2000:

“For every $100 in paper money, in deposits, in cash, in currency, in existence in 1929, by the time you got to 1933 there was only about $65, $66 left. And that extraordinary collapse in the banking system, with about a third of the banks failing … with millions of people having their savings essentially washed out, that decline was utterly unnecessary.

Mar 24 09:33

Why High-Fructose Corn Syrup Causes Insulin Resistance

A new study in mice sheds light on at least part of the reason for the insulin resistance that can come from diets high in high-fructose corn syrup, a sweetener found in most sodas and many other processed foods.

Fructose is much more readily metabolized to fat in the liver than glucose, and in the process can lead to nonalcoholic fatty liver disease. NAFLD in turn leads to hepatic insulin resistance and type II diabetes.

Mar 24 09:14

Israel slams UN rights report on Gaza

Israel on Tuesday slammed as "one-sided" a report by a UN human rights investigator which said its three-week war on the Gaza Strip was possibly a war crime.

"Unfortunately this is a further example of the very one-sided, unbalanced and unfair attitude of the (UN) Human Rights Council," government spokesman Mark Regev told AFP.

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"I mean, in fairness if the United Nations is going to report every time Israel drops white phosphorus onto a Gazan school yard, they should report an incident of the Gazans dropping white phosphorus on an Israel school yard! Yes, I know the Gazans didn't actually do that, but it would be fair for the UN to say that they did!!!!" -- Tel Aviv

(Ahem) Israel, you are raising on a busted flush on this one. Quit while you still have some dignity ... never mind.

Mar 24 09:11

U.N. reports say Israel targeted civilians in Gaza

United Nations investigators said on Monday Israel violated a range of human rights during its invasion of Gaza, including targeting civilians and using a child as a human shield.

The accusations came in reports to the U.N. Human Rights Council which also called for an urgent end to Israeli restrictions on humanitarian supplies to Gaza and a full international investigation into the conflict.

"Civilian targets, particularly homes and their occupants, appear to have taken the brunt of the attacks, but schools and medical facilities have also been hit," said one report by Radhika Coomaraswamy, the U.N. Secretary-General's Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict.

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"Bias! BIAS! Biasbiasbiasbiasbiasbiasbiasbiasbias ... oooooh they are just a bunch of anti-Semites over there at the United Nations and NOBODY should ever listen to anything they say about Israel!!!" -- Official White Horse Souse

Mar 24 09:07

The Big Takeover

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

Mar 24 09:04

Obama Dials Down Wall Street Criticism

Bankers were shell-shocked, especially when Congress moved to heavily tax bonuses. When administration officials began calling them to talk about the next phase of the bailout, the bankers turned the tables. They used the calls to lobby against the antibonus legislation, Wall Street executives say. Several big firms called Treasury and White House officials to urge a more reasonable approach, both sides say. The banks' message: If you want our help to get credit flowing again to consumers and businesses, stop the rush to penalize our bonuses.

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Translation: "Let us keep our bonuses or we'll wreck the economy!"

Mar 24 08:59

Time to believe Gaza war crimes allegations

Ashkenazi reacted like most Israelis - as though the reports, including those in Haaretz and Maariv, were the first about the Gaza offensive that were issued by someone other than the military spokesman or the military reporters, who rely on him for their information. But ample information was available from Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch reports, based on statements collected from hundreds of people in the Gaza Strip in January and February.

Ashkenazi, like other Israelis, could have read the Red Cross' protest during the offensive, that the IDF prevented medical teams from reaching wounded Palestinians by shooting at them. He or his aides could have gone to the Web site set up by Israeli human rights organizations, which was full of reports and testimonies.

Mar 24 08:43

NYPD Detective Accused of Lying About Drug Bust

The indictment says Eager appeared before a grand jury after several people were charged with drug possession in November 2007. Prosecutors say her testimony was contradicted by video surveillance tape of the arrests. All charges were dropped against the defendants.

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Mar 24 08:34

People died at Three Mile Island

As news of the accident poured into the global media, the public was assured there were no radiation releases.

That quickly proved to be false.

The public was then told the releases were controlled and done purposely to alleviate pressure on the core.

Both those assertions were false.

The public was told the releases were "insignificant."

But stack monitors were saturated and unusable, and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission later told Congress it did not know---and STILL does not know---how much radiation was released at Three Mile Island, or where it went.

Mar 24 08:33

UN expert 'biased' on Israel's Gaza offensive: US

The United States Monday said UN expert Richard Falk was "biased" in calling for an investigation on Israel's January offensive in the Gaza Strip on grounds it could be construed as a war crime.

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Here we have Israeli soldiers admitting they committed war crimes in Gaza and the US Government still continues to act as Israel's whore at the United Nations.

Mar 24 08:31

Extremists stir bloody clashes in Israel

The clashes erupted on Tuesday when a number of extremist Jews entered the town to stage a march and encountered Arab residents of the city who had called for a ban on the demonstration.

Mar 24 08:30

U.S. fund for developing electric cars is untouched

The U.S. Energy Department has $25 billion to make loans to hasten the arrival of the next generation of automotive technology - electric-powered cars. But no money has been allocated so far, even though the Advanced Technology Vehicles Manufacturing Loan program, established in 2007, has received applications from 75 companies, including start-ups as well as the three Detroit automakers.

Mar 24 08:29

Car Bomb Found Near Crowded Israeli Mall

Police spokesman Mickey Rosenfeld said that the car had been stolen from East Jerusalem and that officials are trying to determine the source of the explosives and the route traveled by those responsible. The fact that the explosives-laden vehicle was able to enter a major civilian area deep inside Israel without detection constituted a major breach of Israel's normally tight security system.

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Meaning that this was a staged false-flag attack to justify Netenyahu's plan for new wars in Gaza and Lebanon.

Mar 24 08:28

NYPD rookie cop accused of crippling Brooklyn man in victim lawsuit

A Brooklyn man ended up a paraplegic because a rookie cop "asserting his authority" made him tumble three stories off a rooftop, the man's lawyer charged Monday.

Mar 24 08:25

Terror threat to UK has risen, Home Office says

The threat to the UK from terrorist groups obtaining chemical, biological or nuclear weapons has increased, the Home Office said on Tuesday.

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"The terrorists gonna GITCHA if you don't do what we tell you!!!" -- Number 9 3/4

Mar 24 07:03

Demonstrating just how third world the US has become- Pennsylvania Sees Increase in Tuberculosis

FOX NEWS HARRISBURG, Pa., "In 2008, we saw an increase in the number of cases of tuberculosis and we are seeing more cases resistant to medication, which makes the disease more difficult and costly to treat," said Secretary James. "We must continue to be diligent in our efforts to educate the public about this disease in order to prevent its spread."

Mar 24 07:02

Shocker: 'Global warming' simply no longer happening

This may come as bad news for Al Gore.

The modest global warming trend has stopped – maybe even reversed itself.

And it's not just the record low temperatures experienced in much of the world this winter.

For at least the last five years, global temperatures have been falling, according to tracking performed by Roy Spencer, the climatologist formerly of NASA.

"Global warming" was going to bring more and more horrific hurricanes, climate change scientists and the politicians who subscribed to their theories said. But since 2005, only one major hurricane has struck North America.

Mar 24 05:43

Treasury to Buy Troubled Assets…Again

This rally began with the profitability assurances of Citigroup’s CEO, a repeat of last years “Assurances” (which were lies) and will soon end with the announcement of the proposed purchase of troubled assets by the Treasury Secretary, another repeat of 2008.

Mar 24 03:51

Coolest picture of Redoubt on the web

This is taken as the sun is either setting or rising, hence the orange color. But what a spectacular shot, eh?

Mar 24 03:02

Nafta’s Promise, Unfulfilled - Or Was it the Economists' Delusion?

The New York Times Elisabeth Malkin MEXICO CITY — Mexico’s former president, Carlos Salinas, used to promise that free trade and foreign investment would jump-start this country’s development, empowering a richer and more prosperous Mexico “to export goods, not people.”

Mexico’s exports have exploded under Nafta, quintupling to $292 billion last year, but Mexico is still exporting people too, almost half a million each year, seeking opportunities in the United States that they do not have at home.

Mar 24 02:52

Sweden Says No to Saving Saab

The New York Times Sarah Lyall TROLLHATTAN, Sweden — Saab Automobile may be just another crisis-ridden car company in an industry full of them. But just as the fortunes of Flint, Mich., are permanently entangled with General Motors, so it is impossible to find anyone in this city in southwest Sweden who is not somehow connected to Saab.

Struggling for its own survival, G.M. has said it will completely pull out of Saab by the end of 2009, a course that Ms. Olofsson, the enterprise minister, described as tantamount to declaring “that they wash their hands of Saab and drop it into the laps of the Swedish taxpayers.”

March 23, 2009

Mar 23 22:20

Climate Change Myths and Facts

A recent controversy over claims about climate science by Post op-ed columnist George F. Will raises a critical question: Can we ever know, on any contentious or politicized topic, how to recognize the real conclusions of science and how to distinguish them from scientific-sounding spin or misinformation?

Mar 23 21:46

Video - Fool Me Twice - Official Release (2002 Bali bombings/East Timor Documentary)

Exposing the Australian government's lies about the East Timor massacres, the cover-up of the Bali bombings (including '93 WTC attack) and subsequent anti-terror legislation forced through parliament. Official Website: http://www.myspace.com/foolmetwicethemovie

Mar 23 21:30

FoxPan, IsCan, and Galloway

Macleans (a Canadian news magazine /SR) is all confused about who is keeping Galloway out of Canada. They wonder what part the CBSA (Canada Border Services Agency) actually played in it. They should have asked me. None, except to carry out orders. The government lied, period. Does it all the time. The Canadian JDL has blown the cover by going on record as saying they opposed Galloway's entry into the country. See the video where Galloway confronts them in my earlier blog entry. And don't forget Kenney's pals, the rabbis.

Jews have a lot of occult guilt over what's being done to Palestinians and hidden guilt tends to express itself by creating more of same.

The utterly hypocritical alliance between Israel and evangelic Christianity (one side suckering the other into supporting it by turning itself into a "Holy Land" theme park - the other side playing nice while plotting to either convert all the Jews from their inferior religion, or happily consign them to eternal hellfire) has allowed some of the worst crimes in history.

Mar 23 21:17

Ryan Dawson's website

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Website of tonight's LNR radio show guest.

Mar 23 20:09

The Origins of John F. Kennedy’s Struggle against the CIA

A couple months ago I wrote a DU post titled “The GAME”, which I began by noting the many unmentionable things in U.S. politics, and I concluded that the purpose of the censoring of so many important issues is the creation of an alternate reality among a critical mass of the American people. The belief in that alternate reality is necessary in order to convince the American people to continue to play the GAME that has been laid out for them by the GAME’s masters. For the actual reality of the GAME’s methods and purposes, I believe, is so terrible that if people consciously recognized it they would refuse to play, and the GAME would have to be radically altered or come to an end – peaceful or otherwise. The ultimate purpose of the GAME’s masters is to arrange the world to their advantage or according to the way that they believe things should be. In pursuit of their goals we have wars, overthrow of sovereign governments, and obscene wealth accumulation into the hands of the GAME’s masters and prime players.

Mar 23 20:05

Activists confront AIPAC donors with checkpoint

Story below:
Activists confront AIPAC donors with checkpoint outside fundriaser
Press release, Ad-hoc Coalition for Justice in the Middle East - Los Angeles, 11 March 2009

Activists set up a mock Israeli checkpoint outside the AIPAC fundraiser. (Roxane Auer)

Mar 23 18:45

The Guard Who Found Islam

Terry Holdbrooks stood watch over prisoners at Gitmo. What he saw made him adopt their faith.

Mar 23 18:03


Congress approved landmark legislation today that opens the door for a new era on Wall Street in which commercial banks, securities houses and insurers will find it easier and cheaper to enter one another's businesses.


The decision to repeal the Glass-Steagall Act of 1933 provoked dire warnings from a handful of dissenters that the deregulation of Wall Street would someday wreak havoc on the nation's financial system. The original idea behind Glass-Steagall was that separation between bankers and brokers would reduce the potential conflicts of interest that were thought to have contributed to the speculative stock frenzy before the Depression.

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As mentioned on the LNR radio show this evening.

Mar 23 17:31

Vatican plots battle with Dan Brown over Da Vinci Code sequel

It was described as a “phantasmagorical cocktail of inventions”, a “masonic plot” and a “pot pourri of lies”. Now a nervous Vatican is braced for the sequel to The Da Vinci Code and the return of its nemesis, Dan Brown.

Mar 23 17:05

Commander confirms Netanyahu war plans

Israel is preparing for all-out war on multiple fronts that include Iran, Syria and Lebanon, a senior military commander claims.

Israeli army Home Front Command Major General Yair Golan said Sunday that Tel Aviv is preparing for "all possible scenarios", indicating that one such scenario would be to fight a simultaneous war against Iran, Syria and Lebanon.

Mar 23 16:50

Rate Obama's Progress (poll results)

With ten being the best and zero the worst, rate how you think the President has done so far in office: