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January 13, 2010

Jan 13 14:36

Pat Robertson: Haiti 'Cursed' By 'Pact To The Devil' (VIDEO)

"Something happened a long time ago in Haiti, and people might not want to talk about it," he said on Christian Broadcasting Network's "The 700 Club." "They were under the heel of the French. You know, Napoleon III, or whatever. And they got together and swore a pact to the devil. They said, we will serve you if you'll get us free from the French. True story. And so, the devil said, okay it's a deal."

Robertson said that "ever since, they have been cursed by one thing after the other" and he contrasted Haiti with its neighbor, the Dominican Republic.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

For every credibility gap there is a gullibility fill.

Jan 13 14:32

Obama wants record $708 billion for wars next year

Jan 13 13:50

Ship Made With WTC Steel Already Broken

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Al Qaeda did it!" -- Official White Horse Souse

Jan 13 12:46

Khavari to Alex Sink: Here's All the Help You Need to Oversee the State Board of Administration

Noted economist Farid Khavari, a Democratic candidate for Florida governor, has gained national attention for his plan to create a state-owned bank in Florida. Today he responded to Chief Financial Officer Alex Sink's (also a Democratic candidate for governor) recent call for additional oversight of the State Board of Administration (SBA).

"The simplest way to eliminate dubious investing by the State Board of Administration is to shine light on every deal. Simply post all documents relating to every transaction on a website. For each deal, show who is selling it, how many other deals they have sold the SBA, what fees the seller is earning, who is buying, who approves it, how many other deals they have done with this seller, and so on, together with a summary of the amount invested and the terms.

"...Thousands of ordinary people with common sense would keep an eye on the SBA for you, all for free," Khavari said.



Emigrate While You Still Can - Finca Bayano In Panama!

Finco Bayano
Jan 13 12:32

S & P Downgrades California

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Gee, you think?

Jan 13 12:22

After earthquake, Rush says Haiti produces "zilch, zero, nada,"

Jan 13 12:21

December deficit nearly doubles

The U.S. government posted a deficit of $91.9 billion in December, nearly double the shortfall of a year earlier and marking the government's 15th straight month in the red, the Treasury Department reported Wednesday.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

If they can't get their own debt under control, then they can't fix the economy.

Jan 13 12:14

CA$HING IN ON PALESTINE’S SUFFERING

More and more, it seems, people are attempting to monetize both the occupation of Palestine and the so-called peace process.


Jan 13 12:13

50 European MPs to visit Gaza

The largest delegation of European MPs will visit the besieged Gaza Strip, in Friday, to be updated with the conditions in Gaza after a year of the Israeli war which left thousands of victims.

Jan 13 12:13

Israel tries to block military aid to Lebanon

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"You can't give those people weapons; we're planning on invading them again!"

Jan 13 12:12

If Government Won't Break Up the Giant Banks, Let's Do It Ourselves

As everyone knows, the economy cannot permanently recover and truly stabilize until the giant banks are broken up. The top independent experts agree that the "too big to fails" are a drain on the economy and put the entire system at risk.

The giant banks aren't lending much to the people who need it. Fortune pointed out in February that smaller banks are stepping in to fill the lending void left by the giant banks' current hesitancy to make loans. Indeed, the article points out that the only reason that smaller banks haven't been able to expand and thrive is that the too-big-to-fails have decreased competition.

Jan 13 12:11

Farmers prevented from planting trees

Two Palestinians and one child were injured on Tuesday as Israeli forces prohibited farmers from tending to their land in Safa village in the northern Hebron governorate, solidarity workers said.

“While the farmers were planting olive trees, Israeli forces attacked them and clashes erupted between both sides,” said media spokesman for the Palestine Solidarity Project Mohammad Awad.


Jan 13 12:10

Maine may seize cottages to cover Medicaid

But as Maine Public Radio reports, the state would get the power to seize those properties in some cases. Health and Human Services Commissioner Brenda Harvey says the change would allow the state to be reimbursed for its costs if one of the property owners uses Medicaid funding to pay for long-term care.

Jan 13 11:50

The screw turns tighter still on Gaza

Jonathan Cook assesses the significance of new Israeli missile systems designed to shoot down short-range rockets. He argues that the real significance lies in the fact that Israel is tightening the screw even further on Gaza and sending warning signals to the West Bank in order to force a total Palestinian submission.

”The increasing isolation of Gaza – and the ratcheting up of pressure – is designed to send a message to Gaza: that Hamas has nothing to gain, and everything to lose, from resisting Israel’s occupation, and that ordinary Gazans should turn their back on the Islamic movement.

Jan 13 11:49

Palin: "...willing to do anything, ANYTHING... to protect Israel, absolutely."

At about 8:00 -

S.P. - "What I would like to see the Obama Aministration do, though, is to convince Americans that they would be willing to do anything, ANYTHING that needs to be done to protect America, and her allys, to protect Israel, absolutely.... and we wanna know that."

Jan 13 11:49

Truth will prevail: Israel panicking as the truth catches up with it

Gilad Atzmon argues that a recent attempt by an Israeli minister to humiliate the Turkish ambassador is a sign that the Zionist entity is beginning to panic as an increasing number of countries begin to see the true nature of the entity.


Jan 13 11:39

Reach Out & Distrust Someone.

In addition to finding out that France is going to ban cellphones for children (and would like to make it illegal to sell them phones at all), scroll down and check out the other links – i reproduced a few after the summary.

In fact, according to Jean-Louis Borloo, Environment Minister for France, the government is planning to not only make it illegal to pitch cell phones "in a manner designed to appeal to children aged under twelve years,"; but if Borloo has his way, it will also be illegal to sell cellphones that are designed for the under 7 set.

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More Electronic Babysitters for the Kids with Verizon's Chaperone, Tmobile kidConnect, and Disney Mobile Cell Phones and Service for Children

All AT&T, Verizon, and Alltel Analog Cell Phones Will Stop Working after February

Jan 13 11:30

Obama wants $33 billion more for wars

The Obama administration plans to ask Congress for an additional $33 billion to fight unpopular wars in Afghanistan and Iraq on top of a record request for $708 billion for the Defense Department next year, The Associated Press has learned.

Jan 13 11:10

JUST HOW LOW CAN ZIONISTS GO?

This information concerning the continued rape of a traumatized Palestinian child comes via my friend at NorthernTruthSeeker who came across it at Incogman's site. I just had to post it immediately. When I use the word "rape", I am not speaking of sexual rape; first there was her violation by the Israeli military when they took her family. But then her terrified face was used by unscrupulous greedy Zionists to raise money.

Jan 13 11:05

Flashback: Aaron Broussard, President of Jefferson Parish, breaks down on Meet The Press

An example of how survivors of Hurricane Katrina were ignored


Jan 13 10:54

A larger bottom 'could be good for your health'

Especially if you associate with pranksters like these:

Jan 13 10:21

10 Random Things That You Should Know About D.C.

You can read just about every policy and economics article in the past decade and still not get the complete picture of D.C. Some experiences can only be appreciated from the ground level by living in the metropolitan area itself. The point of this list is not to hit you with a bunch of statistics but just to give some day-to-day observations lending a closer look at our nation's capital.

Jan 13 09:53

Giving corporations an outsized voice in elections

Corporations are pitching a bizarre product -- a radical vision of the 1st Amendment. It would give corporations rather than voters a central role in our electoral process by treating corporate political spending as protected speech. If this vision becomes reality, businesses and other big-money players will spend billions either hyping their preferred candidates or running attack ads against elected officials who don't support their preferred agenda. Voters will be forced into a couch-potato role, mere viewers of the electoral spectacle bought and paid for by wealthy companies.

Jan 13 09:47

“Gaza” – The writings on the Wall

The American public and the more friendly members of Congress (if they exist) should now be asking many question regarding the change of US policy (or should I say aggression). Some of those questions could be along the following lines:

• Why would the US Army need to operate out of Israel?

• Who does the US Army perceive to be the enemy (Gaza, Lebanon or Syria)?

• Why would a requirement exist to stockpile in Israel when they have access to both Turkey on one side and Egypt and Jordan on the other?

• Will the arms that are intended for use by the IDF still be process via the President or Congress?

It is obvious that this new tactic is a way of smuggling (some would say gun running) weapons into Israel for their own usage against Gaza and Iran.


Jan 13 09:41

Canada's The Beaver magazine renamed to end porn mix-up

Canada's second-oldest magazine, The Beaver, is changing its name after 90 years because the title is too often censored by online porn filters, preventing it from reaching new online readers.

Jan 13 09:35

Reality check: If China "liberated" US like we "liberated" Iraq, here’s how we would look

*hyperlinks and videos live at source*

How bad is the death and injury toll in Iraq since the US invasion? Let’s extrapolate the data from Iraq onto the US and see the effects. Imagine that China is playing the role of the US and the US is in Iraq’s position. Several areas of data might need updating; I welcome your suggestions for any improvement.

Jan 13 09:26

Israel To Turkey:'We're Sorry'

Israel's Deputy Foreign Minister, Danny Ayalon, has made a formal apology to Ankara over his 'discourteous' conduct during a meeting with Turkey's ambassador to Tel Aviv in a row over a Turkish TV series.

"It is not my way to disrespect ambassadors' honor and in the future I will clarify my position in a diplomatically acceptable manner," Ayalon said in the statement.

Jan 13 09:23

Unprecedented Images Show Betelgeuse Has Sunspots

An international team of astronomers has obtained an unprecedented image of the surface of the red supergiant Betelgeuse, in the constellation Orion. The image reveals the presence of two giant bright spots, which cover a large fraction of the surface. Their size is equivalent to the Earth-Sun distance. This observation provides the first strong and direct indication of the presence of the convection phenomenon, transport of heat by moving matter, in a star other than the Sun.


Jan 13 09:18

Iranian Scientist Assassinated As US Steps Up War Threats

Massoud Ali Mohammadi, one of Iran’s leading nuclear scientists, was assassinated in Tehran Tuesday, just two days after the top US military commander in the region announced that the Pentagon has drawn up plans to bomb Iranian nuclear sites.

Iran’s senior prosecutor charged the US and Israel with responsibility for the attack. “Given the fact that Massoud Ali Mohammadi was a nuclear scientist, the CIA and Mossad services and agents most likely have had a hand in it,” the prosecutor, Abbas Jafari Dolatabadi, told the state-run media.

Jan 13 09:12

Swine flu: can we have our £1 billion back now, please?

Journalist dies, oinking horribly, after failing to take Swine Flu seriously. That was the title I gave one of my first Telegraph blogs – April 27th 2009 – well aware that I was offering up a tremendous hostage to fortune. My how they would all have laughed darkly if I’d caught swine flu and died! But I didn’t, did I? And nor strangely did you.

Jan 13 09:06

Geoengineering Conference To Discuss Blocking Sun

As hundreds of people die worldwide as a result of record low temperatures in the midst of a savage winter, scientists are preparing for a conference in which they will discuss measures to use geoengineering to block out the sun.

“The summit of climate scientists, to be held in California in March, will examine drastic techniques for slowing climate change that are controversial and have been described as “geo-piracy,” reports the Telegraph.

Jan 13 09:00

Massive biological attack drill begins

Days after an acid attack in downtown Hong Kong, and in preparation for a non-conventional attack on Israel, the National Emergency Authority (NEA) will hold the largest-ever exercise to train security forces how to respond to a citywide biological attack.

Defense officials said Tuesday that Israel needs to be prepared for a biological attack.

"We need to be ready for everything that can happen," said one senior official, who is involved in planning the drill. "There are crazy people running around the world who, with the right materials and access to the Internet, can carry out such an attack."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

One has to wonder about the timing of this drill; why now??



Lockerdome
Jan 13 08:49

Massive Israeli Biological Attack Drill Begins

A two-day exercise simulating a response to a biological warfare attack will begin Wednesday in the Dan region. The exercise, which will be the largest of its kind in Israel's history, will be carried out in Tel Aviv, Ramat Gan and Holon, seeks to evaluate the ability of the Home Front, medical services, rescue teams and municipal authorities to respond to conditions created by a biological catastrophe caused either by terrorists or by some kind of accident.

Jan 13 08:42

Iraq: A New Civil War?

The "good war" in Afghanistan isn't going so well, but the Obama administration may soon learn that the "bad war" -- that would be the one in Iraq -- isn't over yet.

Jan 13 08:40

Israel Gearing Up For Another July War With Lebanon

“We know Hezbollah is growing stronger with Syria's help, and occasionally with Iran's assistance,” Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak said during a tour of the northern border on Tuesday.

"Should the (security) situation deteriorate, we'll hold the Lebanese government and all those who help Hezbollah responsible," said Barak at an Israeli occupation army outpost overlooking south Lebanon's villages.

Jan 13 08:38

Israel Dragging Gaza to New War: Analysts

With its recent aggressions, Israel is trying to provoke the Palestinian resistance factions into retaliatory attacks that could be used as a pretext for launching a new deadly offensive on the war-ravaged Gaza Strip, analysts believe.

"The message in the recent attacks is very clear, and the resistance should read it carefully," Talal Okal, a political analyst, told IslamOnline.net.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Memo to Hamas and Fatah leadership: please do everything in your power to get over your differences, and speak for the Palestinian people with one voice which cannot be ignored, either by Israel or the world.

Also, please remember what Gandhi was able to do in India with non-violent resistance.


Jan 13 08:35

Who else but Fox News would have Sarah Palin?

Palin fits in totally at Fox – standing up for ignorance and stupidity.

Sarah Palin has signed a multiyear deal to work as a “contributor” to the Fox News Channel. Thing is, the number of people who watch Fox News in Canada is so tiny that it never even registers in the ratings here.

Jan 13 08:30

13 Afghan demonstrators killed by NATO

Villagers in southern Afghanistan have claimed that Afghan and Nato forces killed 13 demonstrators after a group of people took to the streets to protest the alleged desecration of the Quran.

Haji Abdul Manan, one of the protesters, told the German Press Agency, DPA: "The people came out of their homes today to protest this action of foreign forces in a peaceful way, but the Afghan and international forces opened fire on us."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Winning more hearts and minds in Afghanistan, I see.

Jan 13 08:28

IOF troops bulldoze land in Gaza, detain Jerusalemites for planting olives

Israeli occupation forces (IOF) advanced east of Shujaia suburb in Gaza city afternoon Tuesday and bulldozed Palestinian plantations, local sources said.

Meanwhile, IOF soldiers detained three Jerusalemite farmers on Tuesday to the northwest of occupied Jerusalem while planting olive trees in their lands.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Welcome to "normal" for Palestinians, courtesy of the IDF.

Jan 13 08:27

Haiti Earthquake - first film of horror 13 Jan 2010


Jan 13 08:25

US Will Hit 94% Debt to GDP Ratio Next Year, Surpassing the Level Where Debt Starts Reducing Economic Growth

Ambrose-Evans Pritchard notes:

"Fitch expects the combined state and federal debt to reach 94pc of GDP next year, up from 57pc at the end of 2007. Federal interest costs will reach 13pc of revenues, meaning that an eighth of all taxes will go to service debt."

Jan 13 08:24

PALESTINE…. WHERE COMEDY ISN’T ALWAYS FUNNY….THERE IS A DIFFERENCE BETWEEN SATIRE AND IGNORANCE

For a Palestinian to write what he did is nothing but a disgrace. He is literally spitting in the face of a million and a half of his own brothers and sisters that live in Gaza today, not to mention the thousands of internationals that have been dedicated to help alleviate their suffering. The zionists obviously love his words as they published them, another indication of how vile they are.

Jan 13 08:23

WHERE THERE ARE PALESTINIAN CHILDREN AT PLAY THERE ARE ALSO ISRAELI ARMY SNIPERS

Onlookers said forces began a sweep of the area and fired machine guns and artillery shells near the eastern cemetery. No injuries were immediately reported.

Jan 13 08:21

Pizza shop heckler: Bush Sr. a ‘murderous, Zionist piece of shit’

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Don't sugar-coat it like that; tell us how you REALLY feel!


Jan 13 08:18

Pipeline Geopolitics: Major Turnaround. Russia, China, Iran Redraw Energy Map

We are witnessing a new pattern of energy cooperation at the regional level that dispenses with Big Oil. Russia traditionally takes the lead. China and Iran follow the example. Russia, Iran and Turkmenistan hold respectively the world's largest, second-largest and fourth-largest gas reserves. And China will be consumer par excellence in this century. The matter is of profound consequence to the US global strategy.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is a truly "game-changer" in the "Great Game" of energy dominance.

Jan 13 08:18

US 'ready to assist' after Haiti quake: Obama

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Wow, that was fast! I'll bet the folks in New Orleans are really impressed!

Jan 13 08:12

Iranian Scientist Assassinated as US Steps Up War Threats

Massoud Ali Mohammadi, one of Iran’s leading nuclear scientists, was assassinated in Tehran Tuesday, just two days after the top US military commander in the region announced that the Pentagon has drawn up plans to bomb Iranian nuclear sites.

Iran’s press TV commented, “It seems that kidnap and assassination of Iranian scientists is on the agenda of the United States.”

Given the growing bellicosity of Washington’s threats over the Iranian nuclear program, together with the fact that the US and Israel are the leading practitioners of the criminal policy of targeted assassinations, Tehran’s charges cannot be dismissed so easily.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Memo the the adults in the room in Tel Aviv and Washington; any attack against Iran may well bring Russia and China into a war on the side of Iran.

Russia and China do have nukes.

Any questions?!?!?

Jan 13 08:07

Millions More US Children in Poverty

The “Great Recession” of 2008 and 2009 has spread poverty to millions more US children, according to a recent report by the Brookings Institute. The report, “The Effects of the Recession on Child Poverty,” estimates that a large number of states witnessed marked increases in child poverty in 2009.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This, in what used to be a land of plenty and opportunity; and President Obama is asking for 33 billion more dollars with which to fight these illegal and immoral wars without end?!?

Since when did this country's kids become expendable?!?


Jan 13 08:05

'US wants to turn Yemen into another Afghanistan'

Iranian Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki says the US, Britain, and Israel are implementing a plan to turn Yemen into another Afghanistan.

Jan 13 08:05

Danish neocons stage phony terrorist plot

According to the Somali man’s sister, the attack on Westergaard may have been part of an elaborate plot by the Danish Security Intelligence Service (Politiets Efterretningstjeneste or PET), to ratchet up tensions between Muslim and non-Muslim Danes and feed the current propaganda effort to breathe new life into the ”all Muslims are potential terrorists” campaign by neocons and Israeli propaganda operatives around the world, especially in the wake of the Christmas Day ”underwear bomb” plot on Delta/Northwest Airlines flight 253 over Detroit. WMR previously reported the airline plot was yet another neocon false flag event.

Jan 13 08:03

Scenes of horror, devastation in Haiti

Jan 13 08:01

Queen Pelosi's Private Air Force Jet

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And I'll bet she never has to go through the naked body scanners.


Jan 13 07:59

Iraq war was illegal, Dutch panel rules

Inquiry says conflict had no sound mandate in international law as it emerges UK denied key letter to seven-judge tribunal

Jan 13 07:59

Obama’s Alternate Universe

When the Obama administration is finally confronted with the reality that there is no possibility for viable economic sanctions against Iran, and that the reform movement inside Iran will never be able to force a regime change in Tehran, war with Iran, however insane and unpalatable, becomes the only option. In the end, it is not the theocracy in Tehran, or an Iranian nuclear program, that will push America to war with Iran, but rather American policy itself, designed as it is not to solve any tangible problem emerging from Iran, but rather to mollify domestic political pressures at home.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The "domestic political pressures" are not pushing this country toward an insane, and possibly, global war; it is the foreign policy of Israel which is driving this potential war.

Washington is merely dancing, catatonically, to its master's tune, and the lyrics of that tune are always the same: the US must "neutralize" any country in the region Israel defines as an "existential threat".

That pretty means just about every other country in the region of the Middle East!

Jan 13 07:58

Shameless, swaggering and STILL lying: Alastair Campbell 'stands by every word' of 45-minute dodgy dossier that took us to war with Iraq

Alastair Campbell was accused last night of peddling a shameless litany of lies at the Iraq Inquiry.

In a provocative six-hour display, the spin doctor denied doing anything to 'beef up' the case for going to war.

And he dismissed the overwhelming evidence of government papers and his own diaries that he pressured spy chiefs to harden Tony Blair's 'dodgy' dossier on Iraqi weapons.

Webmaster's Commentary: 
Jan 13 07:55

Truth Will Prevail by Gilad Atzmon

The Israeli government doesn’t think twice before it orders a genocidal attack against civilians. Israeli military leaders do not think twice before they drop bombs on one of the most densely populated places on the planet. They also do not hesitate whether to use artillery shells against a UN refugee shelter. The Israeli people do not think twice before they approve en masse their army’s inhuman tactics. But for some bizarre reason, the Israelis are devastated to find out that the rest of humanity is coming to terms with their true nature. Once again it is a Turkish TV drama that exposes the Israelis for what they are. A murderous collective motivated by vengeance.



Pixfuture
Jan 13 07:54

A Foreclosure Process Lasting over Two Years in Pasadena. What is the Estimated Value of Shadow Inventory in Pasadena?

Every zip code in Pasadena has a significant amount of shadow inventory. For example, a zip code like 91103 supposedly only has 2.2 months of inventory if we only look at the MLS but add in the shadow data and that number balloons to over 19 months. That is the difference between a hot market and a market in major distress.

Jan 13 07:52

The Criminal Nature of the Zionist Controlled Press

"Paramount among the responsibilities of a free press is the duty to prevent any part of the government from deceiving the people and sending them off to distant lands to die of foreign fevers and foreign shot and shell."
- Hugo Black, Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court (1886-1971)

Gerald Manuel Levin, a Zionist Freemason of the B'nai B'rith, took over CNN from Ted Turner, which was the last U.S. mass media news outlet in the hands of a non-Jew.

Jan 13 07:50

War is theft Golden Lily & the M Fund

Jan 13 07:48

Raging Grannies light up the age with rage

Promoting peace, justice, and social and economic equality, these women have a lot to teach Britain about older people


Jan 13 07:48

Dutch PM clings on as inquiry finds invasion had no mandate

The Dutch Prime Minister insisted yesterday that he acted honourably in supporting the Iraq war despite the verdict of an independent inquiry that the invasion had no mandate under international law.

In a devastating rejection of the position of the Dutch Government, the inquiry, led by the former head of the Netherlands Supreme Court, decided that the UN resolutions did not provide a legal basis for the use of force.

Jan 13 07:47

I never sexed up nuthin'!!!!!

Jan 13 07:46

Giving corporations an outsized voice in elections

Corporations are pitching a bizarre product -- a radical vision of the 1st Amendment. It would give corporations rather than voters a central role in our electoral process by treating corporate political spending as protected speech. If this vision becomes reality, businesses and other big-money players will spend billions either hyping their preferred candidates or running attack ads against elected officials who don't support their preferred agenda. Voters will be forced into a couch-potato role, mere viewers of the electoral spectacle bought and paid for by wealthy companies.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Another key feature of a fascist state.

Jan 13 07:45

More evidence emerges that Americans are drugged out of their minds

As NaturalNews has previously reported, the U.S. is a nation seemingly hooked on mind-altering drugs (http://www.naturalnews.com/027054_d...). A study released last fall in the Archives of General Psychiatry documented a dramatic increase in the use of antidepressant drugs like Prozac since l996. In fact, these medications are now the most widely prescribed drugs in the U.S.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Hug me till you drug me, honey;
Kiss me till I'm in a coma:
Hug me, honey, snuggly bunny;
Love's as good as soma.
-- Fanny Crowne (singing) "Brave New World" Aldous Huxley



Taboola
Jan 13 07:43

India, China relations to worsen further

The Chinese military have been carrying out incursions into Indian side and its jet fighters have been violating the Indian airspace, especially along LAC in Indian administered Kashmir. Of late, the Chinese incursions and air space violations have witnessed manifold increase. On July 31, 2009, Chinese military had entered nearly 1.5 km deep inside into the Indian territory near Mount Gya in IaK and painted “CHINA” on boulders and rocks in red spray paint.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

China is encroaching on Indian border territory because it can, and India doesn't have the kind of military prowess necessary to fight back effectively.

The US is unlikely to be of any help with China right now, because it is defaulting on a huge loan from the Chinese government.

Jan 13 07:41

REPOSSESSION FIGURE 'IS BOGUS'

TWICE as many families have lost their home in the recession than official figures suggest, the Tories claim.

Yesterday they challenged Labour assertions that repossessions are falling. The total is being deliberately underestimated, they said, by excluding “sale and rentbacks”.

This is when owners with mortgage arrears are forced to sell their home to a firm which then allows them to continue living in the house as tenants.

Jan 13 07:40

Auschwitz asks Britain for help to preserve decaying death camp

Mr Kastelaniec will go to the Cabinet Office tomorrow to press the Government on Gordon Brown’s promise to contribute to a €120million (£110million) endowment fund that will guarantee the preservation of one of the main sites of the Holocaust.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Why doesn't Israel pay for the upkeep? They are the ones shamelessly using Auschwitz as political cover for their crimes in Gaza.

Or charge an admissions fee and let the public show whether they think this is important to save or not.

Personally, I think it is time to stop worshiping the history of the middle of the last century and start living in the present. We have war crimes and genocide and atrocities taking place right here, right now, before our eyes. WE need to gbe dealing with those crimes.

Hitler was an egomaniac who wanted to be remembered for a thousand years. I say it is time to stop giving him what he wanted. He wasn't the first genocidal monster and sadly he will not be the last. He is undeserving of the deification our popular culture wastes on him.

n/a
Jan 13 07:32

AIDS: The great medical con

The person who announced that HIV caused AIDS was an American, Doctor Robert Gallo. He has since been accused of professional misconduct, his test has been exposed as fraudulent, and two of his laboratory executives have been convicted of criminal offenses. Tens of millions of people are tested for HIV antibodies every year and Dr Gallo, who patented his "test", gets a royalty for every one.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is not the first time Gallo has been accused of allowing the race to a patent with the Pasteur Institute in Paris to lead him into a premature and erroneous announcement of having found the cause for AIDS.

But in the wake of Climategate, and the triple hoax of SARS/Bird Flu/Swine Flu clearly intended to extract wealth from the people of the world, it may be time to take a closer look at the hoaxes surrounding the AIDS industry.

n/a
Jan 13 07:31

US offers support for anti-Palestinian steel walls

The United States has offered its full-fledged support for the building of a wall by Egypt to disrupt the Gaza Strip's lifeline that moves basic items underground past the Israeli-imposed blockade.

The construction of the steel tunnel-impervious wall, believed to have started some time in November, comes in line with Israeli and Egyptian accusations that Palestinians resistance fighters use the tunnels for procuring and storing weapons for use against the Israelis.

Washington, the chief Israeli baker, echoed the allegations on Tuesday and voiced support for installing the steel walls, which are reported to be designed by the US army engineers.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Welcome to even more intense "normal"suffering for Palestinians, courtesy of your tax dollars which are paying for the engineering of these walls.

Jan 13 07:25

Unemployment Is the Most Important Challenge for the U.S.

Jan 13 07:25

Blatantly Anti-Semitic Exchange on C-Span

A caller on a C-Span interview program Monday complained about "all these Jews" having "way too much power" in America and pushing the U.S. into wars with the Muslim world. He found his comments echoed and expanded upon by the studio guest.
I, for one, am sick and tired of all these Jews coming on C-Span and other stations and pushing us to go to war....

Michael Scheuer, the former director of a CIA unit assigned to track down Osama Bin-Laden, calmly expressed the view that American soldiers are now dying in Iraq for the sake of Israelis. He further claimed that any debate of American support for Israel is squelched in the public sphere

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Which Arutz Sheva confirms by screaming "Anti-Semit5e": in response.

Jan 13 07:24

Obama's presidency: Is it a failure or a success?

Failure
95% (1777 votes)
Success
5% (97 votes)
Total votes: 1874
Jan 13 07:24

The rise of the permanent temporary workforce

You know American workers are in bad shape when a low-paying, no-benefits job is considered a sweet deal. Their situation isn't likely to improve soon; some economists predict it will be years, not months, before employees regain any semblance of bargaining power. That's because this recession's unusual ferocity has accelerated trends — including offshoring, automation, the decline of labor unions' influence, new management techniques, and regulatory changes — that already had been eroding workers' economic standing.

Jan 13 07:23

Obama's presidency: Is it a failure or a success?

The president's job approval stands at 51% in this poll -- 49% in the latest Gallup Poll daily tracking results and 46% in a new CBS News poll.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Dear Los Angeles Times

For propaganda to work, it must be believable.

And this just isn't.

Jan 13 07:21

IRS Commissioner Does Not Do His Own Taxes Because of Complexity of Code

Jan 13 07:18

Facebook unleashes lawyers on Web 2.0 Suicide Machine

In a nutshell, the Rotterdam-based Suicide Machine helps users of Twitter, MySpace, LinkedIn -- and, once upon a time, Facebook -- sever ties quickly and painlessly with the real and faux friends they've accumulated in their social networking travels. (Introductory video here.) More than 58,000 friendships have been so severed since the site began gathering attention among news outlets and bloggers.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Social networking is just another fad, one that is waning as people go back to using the internet for finding out what the government is up to, rather than just chatting each other up.

The idea of personal space in real life is that you control where and when you get information. The problem with all social networking sites is that over time you become deluged with tr4i8vial junk (not unlike TV) and find yourself thrashing about in way too much data and unable to really evaluate it all (not unlike TSA).

The current trend is back towards a more selective allowing of intrusion.

Jan 13 07:16

Obama will seek additional $33 billion for wars

The Obama administration plans to ask Congress for an additional $33 billion to fight unpopular wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, on top of a record request for $708 billion for the Defense Department next year, The Associated Press has learned.

The administration also plans to tell Congress next month that its central military objectives for the next four years will include winning the current wars while preventing new ones and that its core missions will include both counterinsurgency and counterterrorism operations.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

First, with a population already taxed to death, where the blazes does the Obama administration think it's going to get this additional 33 billion dollars??

And secondly, what is their definition of "winning" the war in Afghanistan? The US and NATO forces can barely hold Kabul.

And the Taliban has developed governmental and judicial systems in parallel with that the Karzai regime which actually seem to be functioning, much to the chagrin of the current "official "government.

Jan 13 07:13

Tenth Amendment At Work : New Jersey Medical Marijuana

Let's quit beating around the bush so to speak and legalize this stuff along the tomato model expoused by Ed Rosenthal!

Jan 13 07:10

7.0 quake hits Haiti; 'Serious loss of life' expected

Jan 13 07:08

The Atheist Camel and Other Inventive Resources for the Rapture-Minded

Eternal Earth-Bound Pets, a network of committed animal activists and atheists, will adopt your pet for a mere mortal $110 if you are Raptured within the next 10 years

Jan 13 07:05

Economics 101: Moral Hazard

Jan 13 07:04

Bits & Pieces: Part 1 of 2

Treason doth prosper, when none dare call it treason. Great Jim Kirwan piece!

Jan 13 06:54

The Anatomy Of America's Defeat In Afghanistan

From the other side's point of view.

Jan 13 05:40

Federal Reserve Posts $52 Billion Profit For 2009

The world’s most powerful private bank, the Federal Reserve has posted a record profit for 2009 of $52 billion. The Fed says the record is due to profits made on investments which supposedly rescued the US economy from collapse...

Jan 13 01:56

TRANSLATED: Pakistani Op-Ed: "the US is taking out its anger on us"

...A flagrant violation of Pakistan's sovereignty, these strikes speak volumes about the Obama Administration's unilateralist policies and military adventurism resembling the situation in Afghanistan where thousands of civilians have been crushed to death so far, thanks to a joystick controlled thousands of miles away in the US and raining missiles on a hapless population. Since the first strike in Damodola back in 2006, countless Pakistani civilians have lost their lives. Just the previous year, reports have it that around 700 people were killed in 44 strikes, only five of which had hit actual targets. What the US falsely reports as militants' compounds usually turn out to be houses belonging to innocent families having no connection with extremists.

January 12, 2010

Jan 12 22:12

Britain Should be Run as a Workshop, Not a Casino

Censorship in real time: The article by the title above had a top-of-page quote above the the Haiti quake news. I clicked on it and found a brilliant guest opinion piece which I decided to post on WRH by the time I was done reading it. It made scathing comments about British bankers and leadership. But before I could finish posting, the article had been sent to the memory hole. Here is the quote I copied from it:

Jan 12 21:30

Living in the Past: Dan Rather "Disappointed" by unjust court ruling

There is no more Bill of Rights Dan. There is no more Constitution Dan. Why are you the only person unaware? Your inability to grasp such obvious perilous realities demonstrates that you are unfit for duty - you live in the past.

Jan 12 20:28

Taxman using terror laws 15 times a day to spy on suspects

Taxmen are using anti-terror laws 15 times a day to snoop on those suspected of minor breaches of the rules, it was claimed yesterday.

Officials at Revenue and Customs began more than 5,600 investigations last year that relied on Labour's controversial surveillance laws.

Figures given to MPs yesterday show the number of cases in which taxmen have used the anti-terror powers has risen by 75 per cent in the past four years.

Jan 12 19:55

Google may exit China after 'highly targeted' attack

Google plans to curb its controversial practice of censoring search results in China after uncovering a "highly sophisticated and targeted attack" designed to steal information about human rights activists from its Gmail service and at least 20 other large companies.

The attack that hit Google in mid-December originated in China and was aimed at accessing the Gmail accounts of human rights activists. Although only two email accounts appear to have been breached, "accounts of dozens of US-, China- and Europe-based Gmail users who are advocates of human rights in China" have been routinely breached, most likely as a result of phishing or malware attacks, the company said Tuesday.

Jan 12 19:54

Turkey demands apology from Israel over envoy 'slight'

Turkey has demanded that Israel apologise over what it called the "discourteous" way its ambassador was treated during a diplomatic meeting.

Israel summoned Turkey's ambassador to rebuke him over a TV series but ensured he was photographed on a lower chair.

Jan 12 19:52

Thousands feared dead as huge earthquake destroys UN headquarters in Haiti

Thousands of people were feared dead after a powerful earthquake measuring 7.0 rocked the impoverished Caribbean nation of Haiti last night, toppling buildings and causing widespread damage and panic.

The United Nations headquarters was one of scores of buildings that were toppled, including the presidential palace,government buildings and a cathedral. Roads and bridges also lay in ruins.

Jan 12 19:51

David Ray Griffin's new essay: Phone Calls from the 9/11 Airliners

Although this essay has focused on details, often minute, in merely one aspect of the official account of 9/11, the implications are enormous. Without the widespread assumption that the 9/11 attacks had been planned and carried out by al-Qaeda, the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq would not have been possible. With regard to the war in Afghanistan in particular, Michel Chossudovsky has recently emphasized the fact that NATO’s decision to support this US-led war was based on a briefing by Frank Taylor of the US State Department, in which he provided what was called conclusive evidence of al-Qaeda’s responsibility for the attacks.121 Although the contents of Taylor’s briefing have never been made public, the main evidence provided to the general public has consisted of the hijack-describing phone calls reportedly received from passengers and flight attendants aboard the airliners. But when subjected to a detailed analysis, these alleged phone calls, far from supporting the war-justifying story, lead to a very different conclusion: that these alleged calls were faked. This analysis thereby suggests that the entire 9/11 story used to justify the US-led wars is a lie.

Jan 12 19:50

Lies, damned lies and Mr Campbell

Whatever Mr Campbell was asked, his response was the same: lie, lie and lie.

No, he said, he had not sought to 'beef up' the Government's dossier. No, the 45 minute claim was 'not that big a deal'. And no, he didn't put any pressure on his friend Sir John Scarlett, chief of the Joint Intelligence Committee, who obediently signed off the dossier...

But then who will be surprised that Mr Blair's bullying spin-doctor-in-chief has a problem with the truth? After all, haven't we had years to get used to the fact that his default setting is mendacity?

Jan 12 18:47

SEC suit: Bank of America failed to disclose ’staggering financial losses’

Federal regulators sued Bank of America Corp. on Tuesday, accusing the company of failing to disclose "staggering financial losses" at Merrill Lynch before shareholders approved a combination of the companies.

The lawsuit filed by the Securities and Exchange Commission in U.S. District Court in Manhattan sought an order requiring Bank of America to pay a civil penalty for not telling shareholders it was losing $15.3 billion in the fourth quarter of 2008.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Unflipping believable.

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