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March 6, 2010

Mar 06 05:41

Percentage of GDP to External Debt: Default is Inevitable

With the newscasts focusing on Iceland's external debt and Soros betting against the euro, some seem to forget that the problem spreads beyond the PIGS. Here is a list of the Top 20 Nations with an external debt problem. Greece is #16. The UK is #3, Switzerland is #2.

Does anyone really believe that the citizens of these countries will become permanent slaves to make good on the debts procured by their "representatives" in government?

Mar 06 03:45

So when are you going to make war on Israel, Mr Brown?

Alan Hart highlights the double standard displayed by British Prime Minister Gordon Brown at the Iraq Inquiry on 5 March, where he sought to justify the aggression against Iraq on the grounds of Iraq’s non-compliance with international law – something Israel has been doing for 62 years.

”for 62 years the Zionist state of Israel has been, and continues to be, the biggest single violator of international law. No state on Planet Earth has been allowed to get away with defying UN resolutions for so long. And, I say, no state poses a bigger threat to the peace of the region and the world than Israel on its present course.”

March 5, 2010

Mar 05 23:30

Israeli Forces Seriously Injure Dozens of Palestinians in Al Aqsa Confrontations

Israeli occupation forces stormed into the Aqsa mosque compound after Friday prayers and fired rubber bullets and tear gas canisters at prayers. Dozens of Palestinians were injured in the confrontation including children and women. According to medical sources, several injures are serious.

Mar 05 23:28

Dubai Police Chief Challenges Israel: I’ll Resign if DNA Doesn’t Match Suspects

“I challenge Israel to bring the suspects there in order to undergo a DNA test and compare them with the samples we have,” he said in an interview to the UAE-based al-Khaleej newspaper. “If it turns out that the results do not match, I will resign. You can lie about anything, but not about DNA,” he added.



Emigrate While You Still Can - Finca Bayano In Panama!

Finco Bayano
Mar 05 23:27

For First Time in Three Decades,Israel’s Existence Is Threatened

Believe it or not:
For the first time in three decades, the Zionist entity feels threatened in its mere existence…

For the first time since the Israeli enemy ended its hugest wars with the Arabs in 1973, the “existential threat” appeared again in the Israeli discussion battlegrounds at all levels…

Mar 05 23:00

Chavez mocks Clinton as "blond Condoleezza"

Venezuela's President Hugo mocked Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Friday as a "blond" version of her predecessor, and said a row with Spain over alleged links with rebel groups was over.

"To me, she's like Condoleezza Rice ... a blond Condoleezza," said the Venezuelan, referring to former U.S. president George W. Bush's secretary of state, with whom he exchanged frequent harsh words at long-distance.

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IMHO Bill Clinton had legitimate reasons for having sex with real women.

Mar 05 22:32

Video satire: President Obama rejects the narrow, dogmatic views of the Jedi

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Derrick C. Crowe’s latest 3-minute video below compares President Obama’s rejection speech of peace (and here) to the widely popular Star Wars artistic presentation of a republic descending into fascism.

The strategy to rip constitutional restraint in the story was a false flag attack, which is a distinct strategy planned for operation by the US government to kill Americans, blame Iran, and launch a “defensive” war.

CameronFanSite’s Channel presents a 10 minute artistic explanation of how governments use false flag attacks to create public support to wage Wars of Aggression, also below.

Please let Mr. Obama’s lies in his speech sink in and touch your heart’s passion for justice. He said,

Mar 05 21:35

Minimum Wage, Maximum Teenage Joblessness

Artificially raising wages for unskilled workers reduces the demand for those workers at the same time that it increases the number of unskilled workers looking for work, which results in an excess supply of unskilled workers. Period. And another term for an "excess supply of unskilled workers" is an "increase in the teenage jobless rate." Despite the wishful thinking of politicians and labor unions, the laws of supply and demand are not optional.


Mar 05 19:35

Can rats help clear Africa's landmines?

Squeak, squeak, BOOM!

Mine cleared.

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Mar 05 19:28

EU considers general carbon tax

The European Commission is planning an EU-wide minimum tax on carbon as part of the EU's green energy agenda - but the UK opposes such a move.

The minimum tax would apply to fuel, natural gas and coal.

Mar 05 19:19

Pentagon Shooter Had History of Mental Illness


Mar 05 19:16

Irish FM urges EU to pressure Israel to end Gaza blockade

Ireland's foreign minister on Friday called the Israeli blockade of Palestinian-ruled Gaza inhumane and unacceptable and he urged the European Union and other countries to increase pressure on Israel to end it.

Mar 05 19:01

Hurricane Katrina victims to sue oil companies over global warming

Victims of Hurricane Katrina are seeking to sue carbon gas-emitting multinationals for helping fuel global warming and boosting the 2005 storm.

Mar 05 17:19

I Want the Truth!

Nearly 3000 people died.
343 firefighters.

We owe it to them -- and to ourselves-- to determine who was responsible for this arson/mass murder and bring them to justice.

Mar 05 17:03

California Considers Tracking Animal Abusers Like Sex Offenders

Animal abusers would be tracked like sex offenders if California lawmakers have their way.

The state Legislature is considering a new proposal to establish a registry of names -- similar to widely used sex offender databases -- to track and make public the identities of people convicted of felony animal abuse.

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The USA: Where torture is legal but cruelty to animals is a crime.


Mar 05 17:03

Disturbing Confrontation with Congressional Candidate

We were asking people to name the first ten amendments to the U.S. Constitution outside of our student union and decided to give her have a shot at it. Her response was very unexpected and ended with her asking the police to remove the students from the Student Union entrance area.

Mar 05 17:02

"FAST" Coming to an Airport near YOU! - Future Attribute Screening Technology: The Machine That Reads Minds!

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"I think this thing is broken. The dial seems permanently stuck on 'really pissed off'!"

Mar 05 16:26

Why Oathkeeper = anti-NAZI: Enabling Act of 1933

So, my patriotic flag-waving uniformed fellow citizens - will you keep your oath to the Constitution or will you join the NAZIs?

Mar 05 15:53

Scandals Upend New York Politics

-- Democratic Gov. David Paterson dropped his re-election bid because of evidence he may have pressed the girlfriend of his closest top aide to drop charges of domestic violence against the aide. That bombshell, along with accusations that Paterson broke ethics laws when he sought World Series tickets and then lied about his intention to pay for them, has spurred a drumbeat of calls for his resignation.

-- Rep. Charles Rangel, the state's most influential member of Congress, relinquished his post as chairman of the tax-writing Ways and Means Committee after the ethics committee found that the Harlem Democrat had broken House rules on accepting gifts.


Mar 05 15:50

Rep. Massa To Resign Monday Amid Ethics Allegations

Rep. Eric Massa (D-NY) will resign Monday at 5 pm amid allegations that that he sexually harassed a male staffer.

Mar 05 15:48

German company accused of drug smuggling in Afghanistan

I don’t want to sound like an online gambling center operator, but who wants to bet against me on this:

The company in question, Ecolog, won’t be touched; NATO will make it swoooshhhhh disappear, and continue its ‘real’ business with our Langley guys in Afghanistan (and elsewhere).

Mar 05 15:05

Pentagon Shooting Coincides With SCOTUS 2nd Amendment Case

The shooting outside the Pentagon yesterday occurred as the Supreme Court considers McDonald v. Chicago, a lawsuit challenging the city’s handgun ban.

Mar 05 14:59

NYFD Emergency Radio Communications on 9-11-01 "Where is the Burning Inferno"

Listen to the final moments of the daring rescue efforts of the New York City Fire Department operating in the South Tower of the World Trade Center moments before it suddenly exploded into oblivion. This is the biggest conflict of evidence of all: Either there were emergency teams operating in the building or there was a tremendous raging inferno. The two are mutually exclusive possibilities.


Mar 05 14:58

A FireFighter for 911 Truth

Finally, a Seattle FireFighter Eric Lawyer, for truth group for Fire Fighters to stand up and join. No longer silent, while the pieces of their fellow NY Fire Dept. firefighters lay buried in the landfill without dignity or proper burial.
Thanks to the Architects for Truth. The Science is finally proving that 911 was in fact an inside job,
not made up by Conspiracy "nuts", but here Eric Lawyer states flatly that the Book for Forensic preservation of evidence from a crime scene was blatantly ignored. True. But no one better than a FireFighter familiar with the "book" to say so. Willie Rodriquez was erased from the fraudulent Federally tainted so called 911 investigation, Prof. Jones thermate evidence ignored, Key witnesses were scene being thrown out for trying to testify.

Mar 05 14:57

Democrats Pull Bill Firing 678 Congressional Staff Tax Deadbeats

Legislation that would force government and Hill staffers to pay back taxes or lose their jobs was pulled from House committee markup today after Democrats hit the brakes.

Mar 05 14:56

Nasdaq at 18-month high

Stocks rallied Friday, with the Nasdaq ending at an 18-month high, after a government report showed employers cut fewer positions last month than had been expected, in the latest sign that the pace of job cuts is slowing.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Except that the official government reports are known to be "fudged", and in the case of the current one, the lower numbers do not reflect a decrease in layoffs but the loss of unemployment benefits by more American workers.

Mar 05 14:47

Moscow’s First Tea Party

imageWhen the global elite had perfected their world stage by making Barry Soetoro their main star to bring down the United States of America, were they planning ObamaCare in time for Easter 2010?

Dates are significant to the One World Order cabal, and now Easter Sunday will join Christmas Eve as the countdown to the Health Care bill.

Pompous, self-important and power-crazed global PoohBahs don’t stop to consider that bunnies everywhere won’t duck as Puppet Obama takes aim and fires at the population of the United States of America.

Obama lacks the courage to tell it like it is; that he can have the Dems pass his Health bill any old day; that if it couldn’t be done on Christmas Eve, for symbolism Easter’s even better.


Mar 05 14:46

Is Jim Bunning Immoral?

First, Bunning said forthrightly that not only was he not against extension of benefits, but that he also was following President Barack Obama's dictum that we "pay as we go," and that there had been no budget allocation for this $10 billion expenditure. While Krugman and the Democrats (and most of the media) were declaring, "It's only $10 billion," Bunning replied that if Democrats could not even demonstrate some fiscal discipline in a relatively small amount of money, then they were incapable of dealing with the larger budget issues that threaten to swamp our entire country in a sea of unpayable debt.

Mar 05 14:32

PROPAGANDA ALERT - Oath Keepers and the Age of Treason

THE .50 CALIBER Bushmaster bolt action rifle is a serious weapon. The model that Pvt. 1st Class Lee Pray is saving up for has a 2,500-yard range and comes with a Mark IV scope and an easy-load magazine. When the 25-year-old drove me to a mall in Watertown, New York, near the Fort Drum Army base, he brought me to see it in its glass case—he visits it periodically, like a kid coveting something at the toy store. It'll take plenty of military paychecks to cover the $5,600 price tag, but he considers the Bushmaster essential in his preparations to take on the US government when it declares martial law.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Here comes the start of the propaganda push to portray all who disagree with the government as crazed dangerous domestic terrorists!



Lockerdome
Mar 05 14:29

CLIMATEGATE - Swedes call out Jones on data availability

It has come to our attention, that last Monday (March 1), Dr. Phil Jones, head of the Climatic Research Unit at the University of East Anglia (CRU), in a hearing with the House of Commons Science and Technology Committee made a statement in regards to the alleged non-availability for disclosure of Swedish climate data.

Dr. Jones asserted that the weather services of several countries, including Sweden, Canada and Poland, had refused to allow their data to be released, to explain his reluctance to comply with Freedom of Information requests.

This statement is false and misleading in regards to the Swedish data.

Mar 05 14:03

Jobless rates rose in every state in ‘09

All 50 states were hit with increases of more than one percentage point in their unemployment rates last year, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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They get paid for stating the obvious?

Mar 05 13:58

Newsom asks dept. heads to take 10% pay cut

The City is sending out 15,000 layoff notices Friday under Mayor Gavin Newsom’s plan to rehire workers as part-timers for a savings of $50 million. He is also asking department heads to give up 10 percent of their pay and is in talks with Police and Fire employees to give up pay raises.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The cork gets pulled from one leak and jammed into another, and the press shouts "Huzzah!"


Mar 05 13:58

Federal Workers Paid More Than Private Employees For Similar Work

Federal employees are earning considerably more than people doing similar work in the private sector, according to an analysis from USA Today – news that’s sure to rile lawmakers already concerned about the rate of federal spending.

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Not to mention the taxpayers who are down to having to choose between making mortgage payments and quarterly tax payments.

Mar 05 13:48

Florida's budget gap could be as high as $3.2 billion

In releasing his allocations for various House appropriations panels, Cretul said the state faces a gap of $1.1 billion and $3.2 billion between expected revenues and projected spending. The precise figure will be known later in the just-started legislative session, when the Revenue Estimating Conference meets and fiscal forecasters know more about what the state can expect in federal revenues or sources like a Seminole casino compact that is pending before the Legislature.

Mar 05 13:47

North Carolina tax collections down $35M as consumers cut spending

State revenue collections were off by $35 million through the first seven months of the government’s fiscal year as consumers continued to sit on the sidelines, a new General Assembly economic forecast says.

Mar 05 13:47

Jan. foreclosures near record high

Hillsborough led New Hampshire counties, with nearly a third of all foreclosures statewide, according to the NHHFA.

Nashua recorded 25 foreclosures in January, second to Manchester’s 31, for the county, according to the Hillsborough County Registry of Deeds.

Locally, Merrimack and Milford had seven foreclosures each, Hudson six, Litchfield, Mont Vernon and New Ipswich two each, and Amherst, Greenville, Hollis, Lyndeborough and Wilton one each, according to the registry.

Statewide, foreclosures began skyrocketing in 2006 – the 79 recorded in January 2006 represented an increase of 295 percent over the previous January, according to NHHFA statistics.


Mar 05 13:44

Idaho tax revenue is $41M behind estimates

Idaho has missed its tax revenue forecasts by a combined $41 million since December.

House leaders confirmed that revenue fell more than $15 million short of February's targets.

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The whole system is grinding to a halt.

Mar 05 13:39

How ABC News' Brian Ross Staged His Toyota Death Ride

Brian Ross, America's Wrongest Reporter, has been credited with owning the Toyota recall story, including one memorable report with Ross behind the wheel of an out-of-control car. He did it by splicing in staged footage to make it look scarier.

Mar 05 13:35

Met Office drops seasonal forecast

"Although we can identify general patterns of weather, the science does not exist to allow an exact forecast beyond five days, or to absolutely promise a certain type of weather."

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"But trust us, global warming is real and you're to blame!!!"

Mar 05 13:33

NJ blogger: Rants were sanctioned by FBI

A right-wing New Jersey blogger charged with threatening federal judges told a jury Thursday that his racist Internet rants were an FBI-sanctioned ruse to "flush out" dangerous neo-Nazi and white supremacist members of his audience.


Mar 05 13:30

‘SIZE DOESN’T MATTER’, BUT WEAR A CONDOM JUST IN CASE…..

The Size Doesn’t Matter web site’s introductory video features a young couple in bed who appear to be discussing oral sex until a map of Israel – “it’s paradise, baby,” the male says – is seen covering the middle of his naked body. As well, campaign supporters on several university campuses across Canada have been distributing condoms with the words Size Doesn’t Matter.

Mar 05 13:07

Defense Department, Inc.

Obama also declared as “untouchable” the Pentagon budget of $1.5 trillion (including hidden costs in other government branches), which dwarfs the rescue package for the financial oligarchs. Both payouts, however, used the same logic: Congress taking from the have-nots and giving it to the have-mores. Indeed, the economic, political and military potentates depend on the federal budget to transfer taxpayer resources to them.

Mar 05 13:01

Microsoft Turns Evil: Pitches Web-Use Tax for Security

A top Microsoft executive on Tuesday suggested a broad Internet tax to help defray the costs associated with computer security breaches and vast Internet attacks, according to The Hill.

Mar 05 12:44

Canadian troops told to ignore child rape by Afghan allies.

As reported last fall in the Ottawa Citizen newspaper, Canadian military chaplins and some soldiers have been complaining as far back as 2006 that Afghan security forces have been sodomizing young boys on their base. These military whistle-blowers charge that the military brass has been ignoring or burying their complaints, fearing the bad publicity they could generate.

The paper reports that Canadian military police have also complained, as reported by Brig.-Gen. J.C. Collin, commander of Land Force Central Area, that they were being told "not to interfere in incidents in which Afghan forces were having sex with children."


Mar 05 12:33

NOTHING IS SACRED IN THE HOLY LAND

Friday is the Holiest Day in the Islamic week. The following two reports demonstrate the contempt the zionists have for those of the Muslim faith….. Just imagine the SCREAMS of anti Semitism if anything similar happened to Jews anywhere….. screams that would be heard all around the world…… BUT, in the following instances … DEAD SILENCE!

Mar 05 12:32

Gov't offers new assurance census data is private

With the 2010 population count looming, the government provided new assurances Thursday that information Americans fill out on their census forms will be kept confidential and not be used for law enforcement.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And if you can't trust the government that lied to you about Saddam's "nookular" weapons, who can you trust?!?

Mar 05 12:12

Shuttle Astronaut spots hexagon in Australia!

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Looking at it closely it appears to be a military antenna array, probably US Navy.

We have similar installations here and here in Hawaii.

The remains of a much earlier version, occasionally used as a location for LOST, can be seen at this website.

Mar 05 11:57

Grand Distractions By William Grigg

Color me cynical, but I can't resist the suspicion that Mullet was put up to this stunt by somebody. If it weren't for the material support it receives from the federal government, the white supremacist movement wouldn't exist. It wouldn't surprise me at all to learn that somebody attached to a three-letter agency gave Mullet a handful of cash and told him to cut up trouble in Grant County. In any case, Mullet's visit certainly provided a timely distraction.

Grant County, Oregon could survive the presence of a handful of wretched but powerless neo-Nazi goons in its midst. It isn't likely to survive the ongoing war against its economy being waged by a pitilessly aggressive federal eco-bureaucracy.


Mar 05 11:55

Iceland's Voters About to Tell Global Banksters to Shove It

Webmaster's Commentary: 

If any government gets into debt without the consent of the people they have no right to demand that the people help them get out of that debt.

Mar 05 11:54

Why are Political Leaders Lying Most of the Time?

"When plunder becomes a way of life for a group of men living together in society, they create for themselves, in the course of time, a legal system that authorizes it and a moral code that glorifies it." Frederic Bastiat (1801-1850), French economist

Mar 05 11:53

Largest Private Refinery Discovers Gold-Plated Tungsten Bar

Last fall, Rob Kirby of Kirby Analytics in Toronto reported that China’s central bank had discovered some 400-ounce gold-plated tungsten bars among those it had recently received from bonded warehouses. It was later learned that at least four counterfeit bars were found and that all had come from sources in the United States. As suspicions grow about counterfeit bars among those held in bonded warehouses for delivery against either COMEX or London Bullion Market Association contracts or shares of exchange traded funds, investors could panic. So, you can understand that there has been almost a total blackout on news coverage on this story.

Mar 05 11:46

Israeli forces raid Al-Aqsa compound

Dozens of Palestinians were injured as Israeli forces entered East Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa Mosque compound following the weekly Friday prayers, firing tear gas, rubber-coated bullets and stun grenades.

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Yeah, looks like Israel is not going to get their war on Iran, so it's time to take out their frustrations on the Palestinians.



Pixfuture
Mar 05 11:39

Virginia first state to nullify federal health insurance mandate

On Thursday, the oldest legislative body in the Western Hemisphere became the first state to enact legislation that prohibits the federal government from forcing its citizens to purchase government-approved health insurance.

Mar 05 11:37

Kucinich orders Afghan War debate, vote: “Trillions for war, no money for Americans!”

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Congressman Dennis Kucinich invoked a procedural rule to help protect Americans from endless war to compel members of Congress to debate and vote whether to continue US war in Afghanistan.

The war in Afghanistan is unlawful in Orwellian degree; tragic-comic in its violations of US war laws (useful analogy to well-understood laws for individual self-defense here). Although the laws of war are crystal-clear, complicit corporate media lies by omission and commission to explain what these laws have meant for 65 years and how they apply to unlawful US invasion of Afghanistan:

Mar 05 11:33

Pentagon gunman sought ‘truth’ about 9/11

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Given that the majority of people no longer trust the official story of 9-11 it seems likely that anyone reaching their breaking point and shooting at the Pentagon (or crashing a plane into the IRS) has already decided that the government should not be trusted on anything that it says.

The government and media are going to spin this latest attack as a condemnation of anyone who fails to believe as the government orders them to believe I think this only reminds all Americans that they are not alone in wondering just what really happened (cheap plug) on 9-11.

I know that some people will insist this is a staged false-flag event, but like Joe Stack who crashed a plane into the IRS, this reads to me like a genuine case of an American who has just had enough, has reached their breaking point, and a government propaganda machine doing their usual "how can we use this to our advantage?" process.

The reason I do not think this is a false flag attack is that s6aged false flag terror is directed at innocent lives, lots of them, to maximize the psychological shock value. In both the IRS and Pentagon cases, public opinion has little sympathy for the targets.

False flag attacks have to have a live perpetrator, someone to put on trial, like Tim McVeigh, or even better to remain at large, like Osama bin Laden, to continue to fan the flames of public outrage and build public pressure to exact a revenge against the intended patsy. In both the IRS and Pentagon cases, the perpetrators are already dead, cutting off any possibility of revenge. Closure is forced on these events before then even get going.

Before the American revolution started in earnest it was preceded by numerous small actions in which angered colonials shot and killed British soldiers at random. The reason the British panicked at the intersection of Devonshire and State streets on March 5, 1770 was their awareness that the colonials had been shooting and killing their comrades.

It appears we are in the same phase here.

Mar 05 11:13

Introducing the Beer Party!

The Tea Party movement not good enough for ya? Join Mike Church and Jack Hunter in the Beer Party 11 AM EST today:

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Mar 05 10:39

Let the Spin Begin: "Pentagon shooter apparently doubted 9/11 facts in Web posting" after DC's War Game "Metro Active Shooter Exercise"

So we get our three-fer: The Metro security goes federal and so does the financial windfall, the Metro employees lose their Union protections and possibly their pensions taking the perceived financial burden off the shoulders of the city and at the same time they throw 9/11 Truthers under the bus.

Mar 05 10:37

Smedley Butler - War is a Racket!

Mar 05 10:29

HSBC chief gets £800,000 rise

The bank's chairman, Stephen Green, made it clear when the bank published a 24% fall in annual profits on Monday that the intention was to ensure he received a pay rise by this time next year. Green, who has personal pension pot of £19.1m, argued that Geoghegan was not in the top 10 best-paid chief executives of FTSE 100 firms and his salary ranked fourth out of the bosses of the UK's six major banks. "So there is some work to do with our shareholders and we intend to do it," Green said.



Taboola
Mar 05 10:28

Climate emails inquiry: Energy consultant linked to physics body's submission

Evidence from a respected scientific body to a parliamentary inquiry examining the behaviour of climate-change scientists, was drawn from an energy industry consultant who argues that global warming is a religion, the Guardian can reveal.

Mar 05 10:27

As Predicted, Pentagon Shooting Blamed On 9/11 Truth

Just two days after we warned of false flag domestic attacks that would be blamed on the federal government’s political adversaries were all but inevitable, a Californian man attacked the Pentagon last night in a shooting that wounded two police officers and has since been blamed on the John Patrick Bedell’s advocacy for 9/11 truth.

On Wednesday we explained how a Southern Poverty Law Center report which demonized We Are Change 9/11 truth organizations in the same breath as violent racist skinhead groups was part of a preparatory set-up for violent domestic acts that would be blamed on anti-government extremists.

Mar 05 10:26

Many Voices Calling for War with Iran

Wanting to go to war with Iran has created some very strange bedfellows. Leading neoconservative Daniel Pipes’ assertion that President Barack Obama can salvage his presidency and get reelected by attacking Iran is about as low as it gets, suggesting as it does that an act of war can and should serve as a diversion from a failed domestic agenda. The soldiers and civilians who would inevitably die in such a conflict might not agree with Pipes that all is fair in politics. They would no doubt consider themselves betrayed and manipulated by a venal and disconnected political leadership, but no matter. It would not be a first time a neocon would consider a non-neocon casualty little more than a disagreeable statistic.

Mar 05 10:19

Liberal Delusions About Freedom

Take a look at this URL. There you will see an engraving. It is not an engraving of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, or any of the Founding Fathers. Instead it is an engraving of Otto von Bismarck, who served as chancellor of Germany from 1862 to 1890.

You may have noticed that the URL has the letters “ssa.gov” in it. That is the Internet domain name for the U.S. Social Security Administration.

You might then ask, What in the world is the U.S. government doing glorifying a chancellor of Germany rather than America’s Founding Fathers?

Mar 05 10:05

The 2009 Financial Report Of The U.S. Government Is Out - America's Economic Goose Is Cooked

The 2009 Financial Report Of The U.S. Government has finally been released, and the news is not good. It basically confirms much of what we already know - that the United States government is a complete financial mess.

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Mar 05 10:04

UK plans to end 'politically-motivated' arrest warrants

The UK is planning to stop attempts to secure "politically-motivated" private arrest warrants for visiting foreign officials, the prime minister has said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Great Britain is now a safe haven for war criminals.

Mar 05 10:03

Debt, cuts and the ghost of Geddes

Big cuts on the horizon, the media campaigning for an end to waste and those affected bitterly protesting. Sound familiar?

Mar 05 10:01

Iceland referendum 'to go ahead' as talks fail

Iceland has all but given up on agreeing a new deal with the UK and the Netherlands to repay more than 3.8bn euros ($5.2bn; £3.4bn) of debt.

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Good for the Icelanders.

Mar 05 10:01

Despite deaths, Army awards $2.8 billion contract to KBR

Defense juggernaut KBR Inc. was awarded a contract potentially worth $2.8 billion for support work in Iraq as U.S. forces continue to leave the country, military authorities said Tuesday.

KBR was notified of the award Friday, a day after the company told shareholders it lost about $25 million in award fees because of flawed electrical work in Iraq.

Mar 05 10:00

Ethiopia famine aid spent on weapons

Millions of dollars in Western aid meant for victims of the Ethiopian famine of the mid-1980s instead went toward purchasing weapons, a report says.

The BBC, citing interviews with former rebels and CIA documents, said militant leaders had posed as merchants in meetings with aid groups and diverted the money to weapons purchases as they attempted to overthrow the government.

Mar 05 09:59

GREAT PETROL RIP-OFF

It shows that recent Government tax hikes have clobbered motorists here up to five times harder than those in Europe.

Mar 05 09:52

Brits Pounded As Debts, Deficits Hit Home. Next Up: Us!

Boy are things getting ugly in the U.K. The British currency, the pound, is getting crushed. The price of long-term British debt securities, called gilts, is heading down. And the cost of default insurance on the country’s debt is rising steadily.

My takeaway: This is but a preview of what’s to come here in the U.S.

Mar 05 09:49

UN to produce bullion coins as world currency

In its wide-ranging report this fall, the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) stated that the system of currencies and international banking practices within today’s economies were inadequate, and responsible for the present economic crisis. The report advocates that the present monetary system, wherein the dollar acts as the global reserve currency be re-examined “with urgency”.

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Translation: A global version of the same banking system that just wrecked every nation using it will make everything all better!

Mar 05 09:47

CLIMATEGATE - Activist ‘Green’ Lawyers Billing U.S. Millions in Fraudulent Attorney Fees

Without any oversight, accounting, or transparency, environmental activist groups have surreptitiously received at least $37 million from the federal government for questionable “attorney fees.” The lawsuits they received compensation for had nothing to do with environmental protection or improvement.

The activist groups have generated huge revenue streams via the obscure Equal Access to Justice Act. Congressional sources claim the groups are billing for “cookie cutter” lawsuits — they file the same petitions to multiple agencies on procedural grounds, and under the Act, they file for attorney fees even if they do not win the case. Since 1995, the federal government has neither tracked nor accounted for any of these attorney fee payments.

Mar 05 09:43

‘Colbert Report’: Greece, Frightening

Sure, Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein once crowed that his firm was “doing God’s work,” but, as Stephen Colbert points out here, Blankfein never actually specified which God he was talking about. Perhaps it was Hades, Greek god of the underworld. Given the state of the Greek economy, that may not be too much of a stretch.

Mar 05 09:40

Move to change law on 'political' arrest warrants postponed until after election

Moves to close a loophole in the law that has led to war crimes arrest warrants being issued against high profile politicians including a former Israeli foreign minister have been postponed until after the general election, the Ministry of Justice announced today.

Mar 05 09:33

Housing Is "In a Precarious State," Yale's Robert Shiller Says

Mar 05 09:33

“FARC” computers go back to the future!

Interpol’s Report Confirms that the Supposed FARC Computers Were Manipulated.

Mar 05 09:31

February fourth-coldest on record for Sarasota

February turned out to be the 4th coldest ever recorded in Sarasota, with records dating back to 1911. The average temperature this February was 55.7 degrees. The normal average for the month is 63 degrees. The February's of 1958, 1978 and 1947 were colder here.

Mar 05 09:30

Frigid fields are blasting crops in Manatee, Sarasota

Some growers are relying on a sense of humor to cope this winter.

"I've been telling people I'm gonna retire and move to Florida," jokes Bob Spencer, of Palmetto's West Coast Tomato.

Says Ralph Garrison of Bradenton's Suncoast Nursery, "I can't remember when I last wore shorts. The only people wearing shorts are tourists."

The winter of 2009-10 will go down in history as the seventh-coldest December, January and February in the history of Manatee and Sarasota counties, said John McMichael, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Ruskin.

Mar 05 09:29

New birth defects seen in Gaza due to Israeli weapons

An increase in birth defects among newborns in the Gaza Strip - first documented in the Palestine Telegraph - has become apparent, despite claims to the contrary by some doctors at Al-Shifa Hospital. Pregnant women say they are living in constant fear.

Mar 05 09:24

Demand that Congress Pass the "Keep Your Hands Off My 401(k) Act of 2010"

Washington is developing plans for your retirement savings.

BusinessWeek reports that the Treasury and Labor departments are asking for public comment on "the conversion of 401(k) savings and Individual Retirement Accounts into annuities or other steady payment streams."

In plain English, the idea is for the government to take your retirement savings in return for a promise to pay you some monthly benefit in your retirement years.

Mar 05 09:24

Met Office seasonal forecasts to be scrapped

The Met Office is to stop publishing seasonal forecasts, after it came in for criticism for failing to predict extreme weather.

It was berated for not foreseeing that the UK would suffer this cold winter or the last three wet summers in its seasonal forecasts.

The forecasts, four times a year, will be replaced by monthly predictions.

The Met Office said it decided to change its forecasting approach after carrying out customer research.

Explaining its decision, the Met Office released a statement which said: "By their nature, forecasts become less accurate the further out we look.

Mar 05 09:23

6.8 Quake hits off shore of Sumatra

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Whole lotta shakin' going on!

Mar 05 09:21

A Guide to the 9/11 Whistleblowers

So what if there are 9/11 whistleblowers? What if these whistleblowers come from every level of government and private industry, individuals who have even had their cases vindicated by internal government reports? As you are about to see, there are numerous such whistleblowers and each one is a thorn in the side of those who want to pretend that the 9/11 Commission represents the sum total of knowledge on the 9/11 attacks.

Mar 05 09:09

WEAR A T SHIRT TO SHOW YOUR SUPPORT OF ISRAELI TERRORISM

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Personally, I think my t-shirts are MUCH funnier!

Mar 05 09:07

Citigroup’s Auction-Rate Bonds Freeze $1 Billion in Hawaii Cash

Public attention has been focused on Wall Street banks’ role in feeding the subprime-debt crisis by creating credit- default swaps, real-estate derivatives and off-balance-sheet financing. The resulting blowup of the U.S. property market led to the 2008 collapse of Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. and produced $1.7 trillion in financial-company loan losses and writedowns worldwide.

The same Wall Street salesmanship helped fuel a second financial crisis for states, cities and universities from Massachusetts to California that have lost billions of dollars on derivative contracts and municipal-investment deals.

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"The eoncomy is great! I got a huge bonus!" -- Gold's in ma' Sacks!

Mar 05 08:53

Major aftershocks ( > 6.0 ) continue for Chile. No tsunami warning this morning.

Mar 05 08:49

My Plan for a Freedom President How I would put the Constitution back in the Oval Office by Ron Paul

Since my 2008 campaign for the presidency I have often been asked, “How would a constitutionalist president go about dismantling the welfare-warfare state and restoring a constitutional republic?” This is a very important question, because without a clear road map and set of priorities, such a president runs the risk of having his pro-freedom agenda stymied by the various vested interests that benefit from big government.

Mar 05 08:11

15 cops, dozens of Palestinians hurt in Temple Mount clashes

Clashes broke out between Israeli police officers and Muslim rock throwers at the end of Friday prayers on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem following a sermon on a recent Israeli decision to include two West Bank shrines on a list of national heritage sites.

Mar 05 08:08

Ionia kindergartner suspended for making gun with hand

To the little boy's mother, it was just a 6-year-old boy playing around.

Mar 05 08:06

9/11 Probe: Americans vote for answers

A new movement to re-investigate the 9/11 attacks, is gaining pace in the U.S. With major public support, 12 towns are set to decide whether to ask the federal government for a new independent probe. RT's Marina Portnaya spoke to some of the activists, to find out why they want the case re-visited.

Mar 05 08:02

why, heavens above, our rulers are trying to kill us

Gates and Buffett are major funders of global population reduction programs, as is Turner, whose UN Foundation was created to funnel $1b of his tax-free stock option earnings in AOL-Time-Warner into various birth reduction programs in the developing world. The programs in Africa and elsewhere are masked as philanthropy and providing health services for poor Africans. In reality they involve involuntary population sterilization via vaccination and other medicines that make women of child-bearing age infertile. The Gates Foundation, where Buffett deposited the bulk of his wealth two years ago, is also backing introduction of GMO seeds into Africa under the cloak of the Kofi Annan-led ‘Second Green Revolution’ in Africa.

Mar 05 08:01

CNN: 'Communism Good For Women'

CNN claims Communism has been good for women.

China has 32million more men aged under 20 than women, according to a paper published last month by Therese Hesketh, of University College London. Her latest research suggests that rural areas where the imbalance is at its greatest will be further affected because women are "marrying out" into cities

Mar 05 07:59

Ron Paul Exposes CIA & Federal Reserves's Drug Running Business

Ron Paul on Alex Jones Tv : Paul Exposes CIA & Federal Reserves's Drug Running Business

Mar 05 07:44

Pentagon shooter driven by hatred, conspiracy theories

A bitter Californian consumed by hatred towards the U.S. government and conspiracy theories about the 9/11 terrorism attacks and other perceived government coverups opened fire on Pentagon police Thursday night, wounding two before officers cut him down in a fusillade of gunfire.

John Patrick Bedell hated the government and the American military and was convinced the government, not terrorists, destroyed the World Trade Center twin towers in New York and faked the attack on the Pentagon in Washington.

Pentagon police chief Richard Keevill said Bedell walked up to police officers at the entrance to the Metro subway station at the headquarters of America’s military and opened fire.

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