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July 25, 2009

Jul 25 08:03

No Longer Alone, Ron Paul Fights the Fed!

Jul 25 08:02

Genius plan to fix the California economy

On the merit of her amazing plan, this woman just took over for Ben Bernanke as Chairman of the Fed. She should have the economy fixed later this month.
Webmaster's Commentary: 

We are @#%ing DOOMED!!!!!!!!

This is what you get from watching ABCNNBBCBS all day long.

Jul 25 08:00

Traumatised Iraq war veteran committed suicide days after watching coffins of eight soldiers returned home

The family of a former soldier who killed himself just days after seeing the coffins of eight colleagues being laid to rest, today blamed the Army for failing their son.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1201916/Traumatised-young-sold...

Jul 25 07:57

Don’t bank on a good deal when you retire

Hundreds of thousands of pensioners are being prevented from getting the best return from their investments by life insurers who are letting them down at retirement, advisers claim.

Some of Britain’s biggest pension companies seem to be using every obstacle they can to prevent savers from getting a good deal, while in other cases simple incompetence is to blame.

The damaging consequences could have repercussions for decades to come. For hundreds of thousands of people retiring every year, choosing how to use their pension pot is one of the biggest financial decisions they will make — one that will affect their standard of living for up to 20 years or more.

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Financial advisers are like acting agents; the ones who actually know what they are doing aren't interested in having you as a client!

Emigrate While You Still Can - Finca Bayano In Panama!

Finco Bayano
Jul 25 07:56

States Rights vs. Obama

Texas Gov. Perry raises possibility of showdown with White House over healthcare.

Jul 25 07:55

Fraudsters have you in their sights with five new scams

Phishing (also known as 419 scams), where criminals attempt to elicit payments or personal details by e-mail, are now well known, so practitioners are turning to telephone-based variants. The principal method is “vishing” (voice phishing), where the perpetrators call victims posing as their bank and ask them to verify their identities by divulging personal details, often using an automated system. In the most convincing version, the target is not asked for details on the spot, but told to call the bank’s “fraud department” on a specified security number. “Smishing” (SMS phishing) is the latest adaptatation, where initial contact is made by text message.

Jul 25 07:53

UK GDP falls faster than expected

The chancellor's forecasts for economic growth were blown out of the water official figures revealed Britain's economy contracted by a record 5.6% over the last year as output fell for a fifth straight quarter.

Dashing hopes that the steepest decline in growth since the 1930s might be nearing an end, the Office for National Statistics said gross domestic product – the total value of goods and services in the economy – fell by 0.8% in the three months to June. The size of the drop surprised the City, which had expected only a 0.3% decline following recent signs of a pickup in the housing market and strong growth in high street spending.

Jul 25 07:49

What doesn't the Fed want you to know?

The Federal Reserve is handing out millions of dollars to right
the U.S. economy, but is it keeping something from the American people?


Jul 25 07:37


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Jul 25 07:34

FLASHBACK - How close are we to Martial Law in the US? ALERT!

This news story, among others lately, signals a turning point in the great machine which is the New World order. Using clergy to quell dissent? What next?
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"Help us control the serfs, or we'll blow the whistle on what you've been doing with the alter boys!!!!"

Jul 25 07:32

UW Hospital says more than 50 patients may have been exposed to brain disorder

UW Hospital officials have told 53 patients they have an extremely low risk of contracting a rare deadly brain disorder after being operated on with contaminated surgical instruments.

Jul 25 07:29

How the FBI used a rabbi's son to crack massive U.S. corruption case

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The Spin: It's the FBI's and evil son's FAULT the corrupt Rabbis were caught

Jul 25 07:27

Recalling the Downing Street Minutes

The minutes observed quite bluntly that "Bush wanted to remove Saddam, through military action, justified by the conjunction of terrorism and WMD. But the intelligence and facts were being fixed around the policy."

Enter an unknown patriotic truth-teller who eventually gave a copy of those minutes to London's Sunday Times which, after performing due diligence regarding their provenance, published them on May 1, 2005. Blair himself has been careful not to dispute the authenticity of what then became known as the "Downing Street Minutes."

We Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity also performed due diligence and were first off the mark with "Proof Bush Fixed the Facts," May 4, 2005.

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Jul 25 07:25

Trader on Bloomberg says markets are manipulated and volumes 'ficticious'.

Not only are the new high tech/high speed transactions giving big banks an overwhelming trading advantage over retail investors, they're also creating a false impression about the health of the stock market. These new high tech trading tools have rendered
Jul 25 07:22

Major law enforcement group slams President Obama verbal attack on police

On Thursday, the Law Enforcement Alliance of America appeared on WUSA9 television to defend Sergeant Crowley and blast President Obama for his improper, uncalled for and unseemly attack on an innocent white police officer.

Jul 25 07:16

Wis. father on trial in girl's faith-healing death

Leilani Neumann said during videotaped testimony that the family believes the Bible says healing comes from God and that she never expected her daughter to die. The Neumanns said the girl had not been to a doctor since she was 3.

A criminal complaint said Dale Neumann told police he believed God would heal his daughter right up until she stopped breathing. He also "professed to believe God was going to bring Madeline back to life."

Jul 25 07:13


Everything was for sale -- from politicians to kidneys.

Separate federal probes targeting rogue rabbis in Brooklyn and corrupt public officials in New Jersey led to the arrests yesterday of 44 people, including three mayors and five religious leaders.

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Jul 25 07:03

Undercover Cop Arrested for Selling Drugs to an Undercover Cop

Good thing they were able to stop that small amount of marijuana they were selling from reaching the streets.

Jul 25 06:28

ANother Smoking Dang Lie

see my blog comments about this article here: http://whatreallyhappened.com/blogs/rick-h/09/07/25/another-smoking-li...


New research discovers link between smoking and brain damage

New research which suggests a direct link between smoking and brain damage will be published in the July issue of the Journal of Neurochemistry. Researchers, led by Debapriya Ghosh and Dr Anirban Basu from the Indian National Brain Research Center (NBRC), have found that a compound in tobacco provokes white blood cells in the central nervous system to attack healthy cells, leading to severe neurological damage.

Jul 25 06:21

Don't Let Obama Put GMO Boosters in Charge of Food Safety!

Genetically modified foods are not safe. The only reason they're in our food supply is because government bureaucrats with ties to industry suppressed or manipulated scientific research and deprived consumers of the information they need to make informed choices about whether or not to eat genetically modified foods.

Jul 25 05:42

Healthcare Is a Good, Not a Right

Political philosopher Richard Weaver famously and correctly stated that ideas have consequences. Take for example ideas about rights versus goods. Natural law states that people have rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. A good is something you work for and earn. It might be a need, like food, but more “goods” seem to be becoming “rights” in our culture, and this has troubling consequences. It might seem harmless enough to decide that people have a right to things like education, employment, housing or healthcare. But if we look a little further into the consequences, we can see that the workings of the community and economy are thrown wildly off balance when people accept those ideas.

Jul 25 03:38

The Story of A Place Called Mouseland Video

It's the story of a place called Mouseland. Mouseland was a place where all the little mice lived and played, were born and died. And they lived much the same as you and I do.

They even had a Parliament. And every four years they had an election. Used to walk to the polls and cast their ballots. Some of them even got a ride to the polls. And got a ride for the next four years afterwards too. Just like you and me. And every time on election day all the little mice used to go to the ballot box and they used to elect a government. A government made up of big, fat, black cats.

July 24, 2009

Jul 24 21:24

Human Nature Is the Enemy of the State

20 07 2009
Human Nature Is the Enemy of the State
By: Peter Chamberlin
[President Clinton Apologizes for MK Ultra]
Mind-control….Just mention the word and the mindless begin to giggle, the skeptics roll their eyes. Anyone who tries to fathom the meaning of the word becomes instantly muddied as a “conspiracy theorist,” simply by the act of trying to understand. Yet even in our jaded society, the truth can prevail over disinformation, if it manages to reach the light of day. It is not a conspiracy theory if it is based on facts.

Jul 24 19:50

Recession over, Bank of Canada says

The recession is over, the Bank of Canada said in its quarterly Monetary Policy Report released Thursday.

After shrinking since the last quarter of 2008, the Canadian economy will grow by an annualized rate of 1.3 per cent in the current quarter, the bank said.

Bank of Canada governor Mark Carney said Canada is on track for an economic recovery.

However, unemployment will continue to rise, he said.


My, how interesting. Looks like the economy won't be on the mend for some eh!

Jul 24 19:04

UW Hospital says more than 50 patients may have been exposed to brain disorder

Some UW Hospital patients may have been exposed to a rare but deadly brain disorder.

UW Hospital officials have told 53 patients they have an extremely low risk of contracting a rare deadly brain disorder after being operated on with contaminated surgical instruments.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Two very important things to consider here:

1. Americans are still dying of Mad Cow disease.

2. Whoever was responsible for this catastrophic breakdown of sterilization protocol at this hospital should be fired, and never allowed to work in a medical establishment again.

Jul 24 19:00

U.S. admits it has no case against teen held at Guantanamo

The Justice Department conceded Friday that it lacks the evidence to hold a teenage Guantanamo detainee as an enemy combatant after a federal judge last week ruled that his confession was inadmissible.

n a hearing last week, U.S. District Judge Ellen Segal Huvelle ruled that Mohammed Jawad's confession to Afghan officials was inadmissible because it had been extracted through torture. She also questioned whether the Justice Department had any evidence to proceed with a trial to determine whether he can be held as an enemy combatant.

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This is going to be one of those guys who will probably be condemned to indefinite detention, just due to embarrassment on the part of a government who called him guilty because of a confession coerced through torture.

No admission of of wrongdoing by this government, and this guy has done nothing wrong, but his backside will be a slammer somewhere for the rest of his life.

How American is this process of "justice"?!?


Owl 1
Jul 24 17:50

USAF Commander Gets Briefed in Israel

Jewish head of U.S. Air Force visits Israel
July 23, 2009
JERUSALEM (JTA) -- The first Jewish commander of the U.S. Air Force completed a four-day visit to Israel.
Gen. Norton Schwartz, the chief of staff of the Air Force, toured the country and visited with the Israel Defense Forces from Sunday to Wednesday as a guest of the Israel Air Forces' commander, Maj. Gen. Ido Nechushtan.
Norton met with the IDF chief of staff, Lt. Gen. Gabi Ashkenazi, to discuss the cooperation between the two armies and to update each other on regional and strategic issues. It was Schwartz’s first visit to Israel since assuming his position in June 2008.

Jul 24 16:50

Mullen: U.S. Does Not Invade Sovereign Countries

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... unless we really, really, have to!

Jul 24 16:47

Europe’s Big Muslim Factor, Can't hogtie Islamic anger

February 26, 2009
Europe’s Muslim Factor
Population’s increasingly significantrole in continent’s politicscould impact Mideast policy.
By Dinah Spritzer
“As Muslims become more electorally significant, the obvious casualty is Israel,” he said.
Many European politicians, particularly those from socialist parties, long have been strong critics of Israel’s dealings with the Palestinians without any prodding from European Muslims.
When the streets of Europe exploded in January during Israel’s 22-day operation against Hamas in Gaza, top European political figures were among those who participated in protests against the Israeli operation.

Jul 24 15:57

The "Truss Theory": A Fantasy Concocted to Conceal a Demolition

If [WTC 1] was truly held together by weak bolts then the single bolt connections should have "popped and fell apart" when Flight 11 smashed into the inner core of WTC 1, not 1½ hours after the event.

Maybe "unusual magnetic forces" held the building together... (sarcasm)

Jul 24 15:40

Air Force Plans for All-Drone Future

Is the day of the hot-shot fighter jock nearly done?

An Air Force study, released without much fanfare on Wednesday, suggests that tomorrow’s dogfighers might not have pilots in the cockpit. The Unmanned Aircraft System Flight Plan. which sketches out possible drone development through the year 2047, comes with plenty of qualifiers. But it envisions a radical future. In an acronym-dense 82 pages, the Air Force explains how ever-larger and more sophisticated flying robots could eventually replace every type of manned aircraft in its inventory — everything from speedy, air-to-air fighters to lumbering bombers and tankers.

Jul 24 15:32

Baking soda 'could help kidneys'

A daily dose of baking soda could transform the lives of patients with failing kidneys, it has been claimed.

New research by British scientists suggests sodium bicarbonate - otherwise known as baking soda - can dramatically slow the progress of chronic kidney disease.

The simple household product used for baking, cleaning, bee stings and acid indigestion is so effective it could prevent patients having to be put on kidney machines, the results show.

Jul 24 15:30

Exposed: Repair Shops Hack Your Laptops

Some computer repair shops are illegally accessing personal data on customers' hard drives - and even trying to hack their bank accounts, a Sky News investigation has found.

In one case, passwords, log-in details and holiday photographs were all copied onto a portable memory stick by a technician.

In other shops, customers were charged for non-existent work and simple faults were misdiagnosed.

Jul 24 15:26

Musician angry after BPI forces YouTube to pull his video

YouTube takedown drama is back this week, thanks to British musician Calvin Harris and the British Phonographic Industry (BPI). The organization, which represents the recording industry in the UK, apparently had one of Harris' music videos removed from YouTube due to a copyright claim. The problem, however, was that the video was created and posted by Harris himself.

After his discovery that the video was missing, Harris had many colorful words for BPI in his Twitter stream (hat tip to The Music Magazine). "The BPI are the worst organisation to ever walk the earth and their setup is shambolic," Harris wrote in one tweet. "There are videos up there that other people have uploaded of the same song, and they haven't been removed!? But mine does!"

Jul 24 15:13

Solving California's Economic Crisis the Miss Teen South Carolina Way

Wow, I can't believe the Obama Admistration hasn't hired her. She's the Miss Teen South Carolina of Economics.

My plan would have been for Obama to pay off everyone's credit cards instead of giving money to the banks directly. This means the banks would get their money and consumers would have simulated good credit and spend, thus creating jobs. Oh, wait, I forgot, the credit card companies make over $18 billion a year on late fee charges alone!

Jul 24 14:51

A Vaccine Form You Can Give to Your Paediatrician

Jul 24 14:09

Jewish group files complaint against German Amazon

The American Jewish Committee in Berlin filed a complaint Friday
asking prosecutors to investigate Amazon.de to see if it has broken German laws against Holocaust denial by selling far-right books.

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Jul 24 13:14


Jul 24 13:08

Disturbing the Universe

Four days after reading the first article on Meyercord, I was e-mailed another, also by Fredrick Kunkle at the Post. Under the headline, “Write-in Effort Blocks ‘Revisionist,” I learned: “A last-minute campaign to prevent a self-described Holocaust revisionist from serving on a civic body in Reston has succeeded with a landslide. …

Jul 24 12:49

RDR: Looking at the swine flu vaccine with a skeptical eye

DeNoon does ask Dr. Andrew Pavia, at the University of Utah, why the government should deploy a vaccine that “hasn’t completed safety and efficacy testing?”

Pavia replies by saying “Because we already have a lot of experience with similar vaccines” and notes that pandemic swine flu is a type A, H1N1 flu virus and that the regular seasonal flu vaccine and this new vaccine “is made exactly the same way.”

But then it gets worse.

Jul 24 10:24

Christian Right Crusades for Israel

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, trying to garner support against the pressures of the Obama administration, spoke to the group on Wednesday via satellite after a conversation earlier in the day with leaders of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations.

He told the Christians for Israel, "For centuries, the relationship between Christians and Jews was marked by conflict rather than partnership and friendship. But this is changing…. Today millions of Christians stand with Israel because they stand for freedom; millions of Christians stand with Israel because they stand for truth; and millions of Christians stand with Israel because they want to see a genuine peace in the Holy Land.”

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"Freedom"?!?!? "Truth"?!?!? I don't know what country about which Netanyahu is waxing poetic, but it is definitely not Israel.

And if Christian Zionists really knew what most Israelis thought about them, they would be shocked and chagrined.

The phrase by which Christians rooting for Israel, right or wrong, might be characterized by Israelis would probably be, at its kindest, "useful idiots".

Jul 24 10:20

Israel Concerned Over Hamas Plans for Gaza Aid

Defense officials expressed concern this week over recent developments in Gaza, particularly reports that Hamas is intimidating humanitarian organizations, and has begun working more closely with the United Nations. There is evidence to suggest that Hamas may get its hands on billions of dollars meant as humanitarian aid for Gaza civilians, they said.

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Translation: Israel is terrified that if Hamas does control aid into Gaza, it might actually get to the people who so desperately need it!

Jul 24 10:19


Today Israeli Zionists are tightening their grip even MORE on our freedom of speech.Israel will use this to take the cause to America next. Very serious stuff to report today, we are loosing our right to free speech against Israel. A Zionist “think tank” in England that has US ties is submitting a report to re-define the term “Anti-Semitism” and make those “new terms” illegal. Sit down, take a deep breath and get ready to be stunned.

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Israel just hit the panic button.

Jul 24 10:17

US to phase out Israel-coveted F-22

US Defense Secretary Robert Gates announced Monday that the Pentagon plans to end production of the F-22 Raptor, a top-of-the-line stealth aircraft that Israel has long coveted.

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Is this why the US Congress tried to vote through the money for more of these jets, to make sure they were available for Israel?!?!?

Jul 24 10:15

"Unusual Magnetic Forces" Should Not Have Caused the Twin Towers to Collapse

First it was the "new phenomenon" of "thermal expansion".

Now, Sergei Dudarev, of the UK Atomic Energy Agency, says the Twin Towers collapsed due to "unusual magnetic forces".

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Desperation on the cusp of madness.

Jul 24 10:10

Israel rejects French calls to freeze settlements

The Israeli government has rejected France's demand to halt Jewish settlement activity and to reopen border crossings into the impoverished Gaza Strip.

On Thursday, France summoned the Israeli ambassador to France, Daniel Shek, to demand an immediate freeze on settlement activities and for the crossings into Gaza to be reopened to allow Gaza rebuild itself after Israel's deadly war in January.

The settlements are built on the land Israel occupied in the 1967 Middle East war and are in violation of the Fourth Geneva Convention, which says the occupying power is not allowed to transfer citizens from its own territory to the occupied territory.

Jul 24 10:10

All U.S. children should get seasonal flu shot: CDC

All U.S. children aged 6 months to 18 years should get a seasonal influenza vaccine every year, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Friday.

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As reported at:


"The U.S. government has contracts with several drug companies to develop and produce swine flu vaccines. At least two of those companies, Novartis and GlaxoSmithKline, are using an adjuvant in their H1N1 vaccines."

The adjuvant? Squalene."

The negative effects of squalene have been noted since 1987 in terms of causing severe autoimmune diseases.

As reported here:


"Squalene "contributed to the cascade of reactions called "Gulf War syndrome. (GIs developed) arthritis, fibromyalgia, lymphadenopathy, rashes, photosensitive rashes, malar rashes, chronic fatigue, chronic headaches, abnormal body hair loss, non-healing skin lesions, aphthous ulcers, dizziness, weakness, memory loss, seizures, mood changes, neuropsychiatric problems, anti-thyroid effects, anemia, elevated ESR (erythrocyte sedimentation rate), systemic lupus erythematosus, multiple sclerosis, ALS, Raynaud's phenomenon, Sjorgren's syndrome, chronic diarrhea, night sweats and low-grade fever."

"Matsumoto's book includes numerous case studies of GIs afflicted with one or more of the above syndromes, their devastating effects, and the outlandish US government reaction - failing to acknowledge their existence or a connection between them and administered vaccines. Also denying the effects of other toxic Gulf theater exposures (like depleted uranium) as well as withholding meaningful treatments or protocols."

Please share this info with everyone you know.

Jul 24 10:09

Corporate Media Spotlights Distortion of Market by High Frequency Trading

The New York Times hits the issue pretty strongly, writing:
Nearly everyone on Wall Street is wondering how hedge funds and large banks like Goldman Sachs are making so much money so soon after the financial system nearly collapsed. High-frequency trading is one answer [My Comment: Tyler Durden has shown that Goldman Sachs is by far the largest program trader in the market, twice as large as the next biggest. Tyler also publicized the issue of high frequency trading long before almost anyone else, so I am really just summarizing what he has previously said] ...

Yet high-frequency specialists clearly have an edge over typical traders, let alone ordinary investors. The Securities and Exchange Commission says it is examining certain aspects of the strategy.

Jul 24 09:55

Russia warns Georgia: no rearming

RUSSIA has warned it will not allow Georgia to rearm and will sever military co-operation with any country that supplies Tbilisi with weapons.

The warning came amid signs that Georgia had sounded out the US about rebuilding its military during a visit to Georgia by the US Vice-President, Joe Biden.

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That message was aimed right at the US, in light of Biden's bungling "foot in mouth" visit to Tbilisi.

Jul 24 09:50

US: We will not use sanctions against Israel

The US state department stressed on Friday that President Obama is not at all considering to impose economic sanctions on Israel when it fails to comply with US demands to end construction in settlements. The US is also not willing to consider mounting international pressure on Israel.

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No matter how many times Netanyahu's government spits in Obama's face and tells him it's raining on the settlement issue, Obama will not use the one weapon he could potentially use for some leverage: US aid, both financial and military, to Israel.

By having that statement made by a State Department Official, Obama has just conceded that no matter what Israel does to the Palestinians (murder, siege, burning their crops, or evicting them and building illegal settlements where Palestinians used to live), he is catastrophically impotent when it comes to being an honest broker for peace.

Unflipping believable!

Jul 24 09:42

Continuity in Kyrgyzstan: The Same Old Imperial Game Goes On

The New York Times tells us that the ongoing political crackdown in America's Terror War ally Kyrgyzstan is an example of the difficult "challenge" faced by the Obama administration as it seeks to "balance" its strategic needs with its "concerns" for human rights.

But of course this is not a "challenge" at all. It's remarkably simple. When you are conducting wars of imperial domination in far-flung, hard-to-access lands, you must keep the local satraps sweet -- unless or until you can replace them with your own hand-picked stooges. Everything else is just window dressing for the rubes back home.

Jul 24 09:31

Daily Presidential Tracking Poll

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Obama's numbers continue their plunge. Is Obama a one-term President?

Jul 24 09:24

Emanuel: Changes To Health System Take Time

(* Who was Napoleon's Emanuel ,and how did he fare at Waterloo ?)

Jul 24 09:14

Never Interrupt This President While He's Making A Mistake

Fast forward to ObamaCare. Republican Senator Jim De Mint said, "If we're able to stop Obama on this, it will be his Waterloo. It will break him."

The Waterloo allegory symbolizes a turning point in Obama’s struggle to impose government-run health care on Americans. The infamous Battle of Waterloo effectively ended Napoleon Bonaparte’s military career.

Napoleon believed in government "for" the people and rejected the concept of government "by" the people. His France was a police state with a vast network of secret police and spies. The police shut down plays containing any hint of disagreement or criticism of the government. The press was controlled by the state. It was impossible to express an opinion without Napoleon's approval. Sound vaguely familiar?

Jul 24 08:44

Magnetic forces to blame for 9/11 tower collapse

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Desperation on the cusp of madness.

Jul 24 08:39


With rabbis being carted off to jail for taking part in criminal activities, including money laundering and organ harvesting and sales, the American Jewish community is facing a crisis.

Who will conduct their marriages?
Who will teach their sons the Bar Mitzvah prayers?
Who will officiate at their funerals?
These are real problems. How could the so called religious leaders of these people abandon their flock?

Last year it was the kosher food industry that was in jeopardy due to unethical practices taking place in their largest slaughterhouse. What’s wrong with these people?

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All social systems inherit the morality of the people at the top.

Jul 24 08:36

The Case of the ‘Fatwa’ to Rig Iran’s Election

So, accusations that the U.S. is interfering in Iran are true. But acknowledging that would be strategically unwise. “Our effort” – and by “our” Zakaria presumably includes journalists like himself – should not be to report the truth (drawing the obvious corollary), but to work to discredit anyone who observes that the long arm of the U.S. has certainly not been withdrawn from Iranian affairs.

Owl 2
Jul 24 08:34


The Western Wall now has its own address on the social networking service, allowing believers around the globe to have their prayers placed between its 2,000 year-old-stones without even leaving their armchairs.

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I tweeted "End all wars." And yeah, it kinda felt like talking to a wall.

Jul 24 08:30


From the entrance of the house, one can observe the whole tragedy. On 6 January 2009, an Israeli artillery shell landed in the front yard of the Deeb family home in the Jabaliya refugee camp in the northern Gaza strip. A large, wide hole in the ground and two missing walls are all that remain. Sitting in his wheelchair in the corner, Ziad, 22, is the last survivor of the Deeb family. He lost both legs during the attack, and 10 relatives were killed including his father, grandmother, brothers, nieces and nephews.

Jul 24 08:27


Not a big surprise, of course. Let’s expose this new chapter of the
long term campaign for suppressing criticism towards Israel’s
belligerent behaviour and write to Collectif Urgence Palestine
expressing our solidarity: info@urgencepalestine.ch

Jul 24 08:26

Brazil: No refugee status for 'abusive rabbi'

Brazilian authorities reject 'Rabbi' Elior Chen's request for refugee status, say he will soon be extradited to Israel. Chen, allegedly behind one of worst child abuse cases in Israel, likely to seek additional steps to hold up extradition

Jul 24 08:18

FEMA to Conduct Massive NLE 09 Martial Law Exercise Next Week

Earlier this week, the Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Administrator Craig Fugate met with several state governors to discuss “emergency preparedness,” according to a press release posted on FEMA’s website. “FEMA is committed to protecting and assisting our states and citizens during disasters,” said Fugate. “By working together and strengthening relationships at the state level, we can continue to build the national emergency response team which includes FEMA, as well as state, local, tribal and federal partners, the private sector and faith-based organizations. The work we are putting in now to build this team will go a long way during the next disaster.”

Preparations are now underway for FEMA’s NLE 09.

Jul 24 08:16

52 percent of U.S. soldiers wounded in Iraq, Afghanistan diagnosed with TBI

Some 52 percent of soldiers severely injured in Iraq and Afghanistan who have come to the U.S. Army's largest hospital for treatment have been diagnosed with traumatic brain injuries (TBI), an internal study has found.

The U.S. Department of Defense began conducting cognitive ability tests on all military personnel to be deployed to Iraq or Afghanistan in November 2007. The servicemen and women who took the tests began returning from their combat tours early this year, allowing for greater chances of discovering a TBI and probably leading to the increased numbers of diagnosed cases.

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These tests were only started two years ago?!?

I want every one of our returning Vets, experiencing physical and/or mental problems as a result of combat, to get precisely the same level of first-class care care our congress members get for life.

Our Vets deserve this; I can't really say with any enthusiasm that our congress members actually do.

Jul 24 08:13

Hitler photo circulated in Israel settlement fight

Israel's firebrand foreign minister has ordered that his country's embassies and consulates around the world display a photograph of Adolf Hitler with a Palestinian cleric.

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Jul 24 08:09

The Reality of Israel’s ‘Open’ Jerusalem

"Our policy is that Jerusalem residents can purchase apartments anywhere in the city," he said. "There is no ban on Arabs buying apartments in the west of the city, and there is no ban on Jews building or buying in the city’s east."

According to experts, however, the reality is that in both a practical and legal sense Mr Netanyahu’s "open city" is a fiction, extended only to the settlers and not to Mrs Khurd or to the 250,000 other Palestinians of East Jerusalem.

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Netanyahu believes if he tells the "big lie" about an allegedly "open Jerusalem" long enough, the world will actually believe him.

Thinking people, looking at the situation on the ground, however, know better.

Jul 24 08:08

The War on Terror is a Zionist racket

The Americans were responsible for creation of a gangster state headed by an utterly unscrupulous set of leaders,” – Sir John Troutbeck wrote in his letter to the foreign secretary, Ernest Bevin on June 2, 1948.

“Of course the people don’t want war….but after all, it’s the leaders of the country who determine the policy, and it’s always a simple matter to drag the people along, whether, it’s a democracy or a fascist dictatorship or a parliament or a Communist dictatorship,” – Dr. Herman Georing, Hitler’s propaganda minister.

The former British Minister of Environment, Michael Meacher, in his article titled The war on terrorism is bogus (Guardian, September 6, 2003) – wrote that the 9/11 attacks gave the US an ideal pretext to use force to secure its world domination.

Jul 24 08:06

Wall Street Has a Problem as High Frequency Trading Moves to Main Street

Nearly everyone on Wall Street is wondering how hedge funds and large banks like Goldman Sachs are making so much money so soon after the financial system nearly collapsed. High-frequency trading is one answer.

Jul 24 08:05

From Iraq to Afghanistan, US Wars Not Going According to Plan

The growing opinion in Europe is that Afghanistan is the United States’ "new Vietnam." The truth is that it is worse than Vietnam.

In Vietnam, the United States had a clearly identified enemy, supported by a responsible Communist state in North Vietnam with its government in Hanoi. The U.S. had a theory about what it was doing: suppressing the insurrection in the South, and bombing North Vietnam until the government stopped the war. All of this was, in principle, possible.

However the U.S. acted on a nonsensical theory about the world "going Communist" if the U.S. didn’t win, just as today the U.S. has an even more nonsensical theory about radical Islam conquering Muslim Asia and all of Europe, and then attacking the U.S., if Washington fails.

Jul 24 08:05

HOLY !@#!! Treasury Auction Schedule

That's two hundred thirty-five billion dollars over the next week!

Almost one quarter of a trillion....... geejus.

Jul 24 08:03

The sweet music of revenge: Singer pens YouTube hit after United Airlines breaks his guitar... and shares plunge 10%

In the music video, Carroll relates his story, of how in spring 2008 he was travelling to Nebraska when other passengers exclaimed: 'They're [the baggage handlers] are throwing guitars down there!'

Sure enough, his Taylor guitar had been smashed.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

American Airlines destroyed a banjo of mine, but there was no YouTube back then with which to take the story public.

Ahhh, the power of the net!

Jul 24 07:58

12,000 U.S. Children To Be Swine Flu Vaccine Guinea Pigs

Around 12,000 U.S. children will be used as guinea pigs for an experimental swine flu vaccine known to contain the dangerous ingredient squalene, which has been directly linked with cases of Gulf War Syndrome and a host of other debilitating diseases.

According to a report in the Oklahoman, 12,000 children nationwide will partake in “fast-tracked studies” to test the side-effects of the untested swine flu vaccine in trials set to begin next month.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And just how did you get these kids permission to shoot them full of an untested vaccine?

Jul 24 07:58

Israel envoy to France summoned over outposts

France summoned the Israeli ambassador in Paris on Thursday to demand an immediate halt to Jewish settlement building in east Jerusalem, and the re-opening of border crossings into the Gaza Strip.

The French foreign ministry's head of political affairs Gerard Araud made the demands during a meeting with the Israeli envoy, Daniel Shek, said ministry spokesman Eric Chevallier.

Araud stressed that Paris wants "an immediate freeze on settlement activities, including in east Jerusalem," the spokesman said.

Jul 24 07:57

Bolivian police raid local Chabad center

Head of center in Rurrenabaque reports several Israelis arrested in number of police raids in recent days; center shut down. Rabbi says given no reason for raids, but rumors say they could be related to assassination attempt on president's life

Owl 3
Jul 24 07:56

GamaSec & Data Clone Labs announced Zero Day Project To Fight Explosion in Web Attacks

Jul 24 07:54

Bankrupt US parts maker Delphi dumps pension obligations

The move, announced Wednesday, is the latest in the Obama administration’s restructuring of the auto industry. It clears the path for “the new GM” to absorb some profitable parts of Delphi, while shifting the pension obligations owed to roughly 70,000 retirees onto the PBGC. Hourly retirees will likely see a significant reduction in their pension checks. Salaried retirees confront massive reductions.

Over the past decade, Delphi has encouraged its employees to take early retirement. Now, many of these retired workers will lose between a third and a half of their monthly pension payments.

Jul 24 07:53

US corruption probe nets dozens

Prosecutors accuse one man of dealing in human kidneys from Israeli donors for transplant for a decade.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Are the donors really "Israeli"? Or merely found in Israel?

Jul 24 07:47

US Escalates War Plans In Latin America

For over forty years Colombia, the last of Washington's remaining "death squad democracy" clients in the Western Hemisphere, has waged a relentless counterinsurgency war against the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC} and an equally ruthless campaign with its US-trained and -equipped military and allied paramilitary formations against trade union, peasant, indigenous and other organizations. An estimated 40,000 have been killed and 2 million displaced as a result of the fighting.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Your tax dollars at work, folks: doesn't this make you feel all the more safe and secure, knowing what your government is doing with them in South American?!?!?

Jul 24 07:46

Florida congressman Alan Grayson laughs in Ben Bernanke's face - priceless!

Grayson's questioning focused on the Fed's handouts to FOREIGN central banks in Europe and other countries. These "Central Bank Liquidity Swaps" rose from a total of $24 billion at the end of 2007, to over $553 billion by the end of 2008. Grayson: "So who got the money?"
Jul 24 07:40

Maliki hints at US troop presence beyond 2011

Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki hinted that US troops may remain in Iraq beyond the end of 2011, the deadline set under a bilateral agreement reached last year.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Translation: we'll be in Iraq for quite some time to come.

Jul 24 07:40

Pfizer to Pay Tens of Millions for Deaths of Nigerian Children in Drug Trial Experiment

The case began in 1996, when Pfizer needed a human trial to gain approval for its new antibiotic Trovan. When an epidemic of meningitis, cholera and measles broke out in Kano, Nigeria, the company quickly put together a research team and flew them to that country. Pfizer set up a tent right near the medical station where Doctors Without Borders were giving free treatments and recruited 200 children to participate in an unlicensed drug trial.

Parents say they were not told that proven medications were being distributed only yards away, that their children were being enrolled in a drug trial, or that animal studies had suggested that Trovan could cause liver and joint damage.

Jul 24 07:38

Ex-Lehman Trader Says Fuld Snubbed Warnings on Housing Bubble

“Mike said flatly that in his opinion the U.S. real-estate market was pumped up like an athlete on steroids,” says McDonald, a former Lehman vice president of distressed debt and convertible securities trading who says he was in the room that day.

This was not what Chief Executive Officer Richard S. Fuld Jr. wanted to hear. At the time, Lehman was still making a fortune by buying up mortgages, packaging them into collateralized debt obligations and selling them off. Yet Gelband was daring to broach an “unspoken question,” McDonald says: What if the property market crashes and we get stuck holding billions of dollars in securitizations we can’t sell?

Jul 24 07:37

Russia says it will take 'concrete steps' over any US attempt to rearm Georgia

Russia warned today it would not allow Georgia to rearm amid signs that the government in Tbilisi had actively sounded out the Obama administration about rebuilding the military during a visit by the vice-president, Joe Biden, on the eve of the anniversary of last year's war.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Do you want war with Russia?

Because war with Russia is what will happen when Israel starts a war between the US and Iran. And Israel doesn't care if the US and Russia get into a war with each other; indeed Israel would be perfectly happy to see the US and Russia destroy each other, leaving Israel and her nuclear weapons in control of the Middle East.

Either you will choose to fight against these tyrants now, or you will soon have no choice but to fight for them from now on.

Jul 24 07:36

New US narco-strategy may pay Afghan farmers to grow nothing

One short-term component of the not-yet-approved plan would go so far as to pay Afghan farmers to simply grow nothing while NATO forces work to pry the country’s economy off the opium trade, an unnamed source told the Times.

No cost-estimates for this proposed counter-narcotics welfare were produced by the unnamed official.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

How does this get funded from a country on the brink of federal fiscal bankruptcy?

One has to wonder: if there had really been a will toward eradication, it would have happened by now.

Jul 24 07:32

Obama’s drug czar: Marijuana ‘has no medical benefit’

Even though Kerlikowske’s former city is famously tolerant of marijuana — which is less harmful and less addictive than America’s most popular, legal intoxicant, alcohol — that did not stop America’s new drug czar from demeaning the president’s position on medicinal use, telling a crowd in Fresno, California on Wednesday that marijuana is “dangerous” and “has no medical benefit,” according to The Fresno Bee.

He has no medical training and did not qualify his statements with any opinions from medical professionals.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Keeping drugs illegal translates into keeping profit margins high for the dealers; nothing more, nothing less.

Jul 24 07:28

Comments on Rabbis, Politicians Snared in FBI Sting

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Israel's paid online propagandists are already working overtime on this insisting innocent rabbis are the victim of an anti-Semitic plot.

Jul 24 07:24

Fed Friendly Economists In Panic Mode Over Ron Paul Audit Legislation

A group of Federal Reserve friendly economists have launched a petition calling on the Executive Branch and Congress to not intefere with the Federal Reserve. Here's the full text of the petition:

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The fleas submit a petition demanding the dog stop scratching.

Jul 24 07:22

AP plans ‘registry’ to track, license online news content

The US news agency the Associated Press, in a move aimed at protecting its content online, announced on Thursday it was building a “news registry” that would track the use of its stories on the Web.

The New York-based AP, a cooperative owned by more than 1,400 US newspapers, said that the news registry will “tag and track all AP content online to assure compliance with terms of use.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Okay, so we all have to stop linking to (and driving traffic to) AP stories.

Jul 24 07:19

The Serving Armies of The Standing Bankers.

Why then do seemingly intelligent people resist the obvious truth? Let’s give an example of a personality type. Let’s take a man who went to war in Vietnam or Iraq under the illusion that he was fulfilling some patriotic duty to a democratic country. We’ve since learned that the Vietnam War and the Iraq War, like nearly all wars, were the brain child of bankers who initiated them for profit. Let’s consider that the so-called democratic country is not, in fact, a democratic country but a serf nation in fealty to a collection of bankers called The Federal Reserve. All of the representatives of this serf nation are employed by the bank and serve at the pleasure of the bank. John Steinbeck illustrated the nature of the bank in his wonderful novel, “The Grapes of Wrath”.

Jul 24 07:18

Invisible Iraq

You'd never know that we still have 130,000 troops there. In a country that's still likely to explode.

Obama seems to hope that he can avoid dealing with Iraq until 2010.
Meanwhile, the White House seems content to let the Pentagon make its Iraq policy. The State Department has been nearly absent from Iraqi policy in 2009.The US ambassador in Baghdad, Christopher Hill, is a complete beginner on Iraq, and he's been nearly invisible. There's no "special envoy" for Iraq, unless Obama considers General Ray Odierno to be his special envoy there.

Jul 24 07:17

Online Poll: Jon Stewart Is America's Most Trusted Newsman

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I am a huge Jon Stewart fan ... but there are places he won't go.

Jul 24 07:16

Mystery of the toucan's beak solved

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Someone was not doing their research. This cooling function has been known since the 1960s.

Jul 24 07:15

Massive N.J. corruption sting targets mayors, legislators, rabbis

Orthodox rabbis, acting more like crime bosses than religious leaders, laundered millions through synagogues and yeshivas in Deal, one of the state's wealthiest towns. And a Realtor tried to sell an informant a black market kidney for $160,000.

Jul 24 07:14

How Israel lobby controls US

IN the early 1960s, Sen. William J. Fulbright fought to force the American Zionist Council to register as agents of a foreign government. The council eluded registration by reorganizing as the American Israel Public Affairs Committee. AIPAC has since become what Fulbright most feared: A foreign agent dominating American foreign policy while disguised as a domestic lobby.

Jul 24 07:12

The Moshe-Dayan-Method of Intimidation

Threatening is part of the Moshe-Dayan-Method. The former Israeli Defence Minister Moshe Dayan once said: “Israel must be like a mad dog, too dangerous to bother.”
The Jewish settlers in the West-bank are one side of this “mad-dog” appearance, the Israeli army in Gaza is another side, the Israeli prison and torture system is the third and Mossad covered operations abroad the forth side of this “game”.

Jul 24 07:10

New tool uses Facebook to improve Israel's image

The realization that young people are increasingly living life through their Facebook accounts recently gave birth to a new and potentially powerful tool in the fight for Israel's image. Observing this phenomenon, a group of 23 students from Jerusalem's Hebrew University came up with a small application which uses the Facebook "status line" to inform hundreds of thousands of users at any given moment about positive facts about Israel.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And what if the users and creators of facebook need the status line for something else? Or does what they want simply not figure into this?

The arrogance displayed here; that Facebook exists for their personal benefit and use, is astounding, and lies right at the heart of why so many people are becoming angry with Israel.

Frankly, if my Facebook starts spouting Israeli propaganda at me, I will probably stop using it.