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November 19, 2009

Nov 19 10:35

Israel Wounds 3 Palestinians,Rounds Up Dozens In Gaza

Israeli warplanes pounded the tunnels area in Rafah, in southern Gaza Strip, and a position for the Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of Hamas, at dawn Thursday wounding three citizens, local sources reported.

They told the PIC reporter that Israeli F-16s fired two missiles at the tunnels area on the Palestinian-Egyptian borders and injured three civilians.

The sources noted that few minutes later the warplanes blasted a position for the Qassam Brigades west of Khan Younis, also in southern Gaza

Nov 19 10:30

Beauty-conscious women put 515 chemicals on their face and body every day

The days of natural beauty are over. Women slap some 525 chemicals on their face and body every day, research shows.

Beauty-conscious women and girls use up to 13 lotions and potions a day, many of which will contain more than 20 chemicals. Others contain several hundred.

Some of the chemicals found in popular perfumes and deodorants have been linked to cancer, while others may irritate the skin or even cause it to age prematurely.

Nov 19 10:20

Were Americans behind the Mumbai terrorist attacks? Chicago men questioned by FBI over assault that killed 166

Two Chicago men are being investigated by the FBI over their possible involvement in the terrorist attacks that killed 166 people in Mumbai in November last year.

The FBI claims it has evidence that David Coleman Headley and Tahawwur Hussain Rana have links to Lashkar-e-Taiba, the Pakistani terror group that India claims were behind the attacks.

Officials in India say Headley also may have been involved in planning the Mumbai attacks during a visit to India before the attacks.



Emigrate While You Still Can - Finca Bayano In Panama!

Finco Bayano
Nov 19 10:09

Tim Geithner - I Won't Resign

Nov 19 10:03

Finally, A Congressman With a Solution: Stop Complaining So Much

Sure, the economy sucks. Unemployment is at least 10.2% and, yes, if you include part-time workers who would rather have full-time jobs it may be over 17%. The government is showering our cash on Wall Street and burning through piles of our children and grandchildren’s money “saving” phantom jobs in Congressional Districts that don’t exist.

Well, not to worry, three-term Congressman Emanuel Cleaver (D-MO) has found a solution: Stop Complaining So Much.

Nov 19 09:49

Obama Warns Iran of Punishment Over Nukes

Webmaster's Commentary: 

IRAN
DOES
NOT
HAVE
NUKES

I am alarmed by the renewed push to propagandize that Iran has secret nuclear facilities and are already building nuclear weapons. The warhawks in Israel are desperate to get the US into war with Iran. I am concerned that Israel may be desperate enough to set off one of their own nuclear devices inside the United States during this upcoming holiday season and blame Iran for it.

Of course, with the exception of Israel, which cannot officially admit they have nuclear weapons without losing the billions of dollars coming from the US taxpayers, the normal process for a nation with nuclear weapons is to announce that they have them and show them off, because after all, what is the point of having a nuclear deterrent if you keep it a secret? If Iran really had a bomb, they would announce it to the world and say, "attack us now and lose a major city." That would make Iran safe, because the US and Israel do not attack and invade nations that actually have nuclear weapons, only those nations who do not, like Irag, Somalia, Afghanistan, etc. etc. etc. etc. etc.

Nov 19 09:33

Meteor lights up early morning sky, alarms Utahns


Nov 19 09:27

CIA Secret 'Torture' Prison Found at Fancy Horseback Riding Academy

The CIA built one of its secret European prisons inside an exclusive riding academy outside Vilnius, Lithuania, a current Lithuanian government official and a former U.S. intelligence official told ABC News this week.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So, the bottom line is that we the people do not know what other secret torture facilities the CIA has been using to extract confessions, and to judge by the scars on the bodies of people like Binyam Mohammed, waterboarding was not the worst thing being done.

Remember that in Nazi Germany, Germans living just a few miles from the slave-labor camps had no idea what their government was doing.

Do you know what your government is doing?

Nov 19 09:25

FAA: System back up after causing flight delays

Webmaster's Commentary: 

There is no truth to the rumor that the FAA had just upgraded from VISTA to Windows 7.

Nov 19 09:24

The militant Hezbollah group says that Sheik Hassan Nasrallah has been re-elected as the group's leader for a sixth term.

Nov 19 09:24

Majority of Americans Like Obama Personally But Not His Policies, Poll Finds


Nov 19 09:23

Parental Controls on Everyone

In Part one of my piece, I attempted to explain the nature and scope of the US Warrantless Wiretap Program and the growing Surveillance Regime being built in this country. In Part 2, I will compare and contrast the growth and structure of the aforementioned Surveillance Regimes with other countries’ corresponding Systems of surveillance and control. I will also spotlight the International Surveillance Industry and its efforts to market its products by offering this technology to governmental power centers around the world.

Nov 19 09:22

New Jobless Claims Match Analysts' Expectations, Unchanged at 505,000

The number of newly laid-off workers seeking unemployment insurance was unchanged last week, remaining above the level that would indicate the economy is adding jobs.

Nov 19 09:18

Cap and Trade: A License Required for your Home

Beginning 1 year after enactment of the Cap and Trade Act, you won't be able to sell your home unless you retrofit it to comply with the energy and water efficiency standards of this Act. H.R. 2454, the "Cap & Trade" bill passed by the House of Representatives, if also passed by the Senate, will be the largest tax increase any of us has ever experienced.

The Congressional Budget Office (supposedly non-partisan) estimates that in just a few years the average cost to every family of four will be $6,800 per year.

* No one is excluded.

Nov 19 09:13

UPDATED VERSION OF “THE COMPLETE GUIDE TO KILLING NON-JEWS”

The ultra-fundamentalist Od Yosef Hai yeshiva in the West Bank settlement of Yitzhar is infamous for its involvement in settler violence against Palestinians. Memorably, one of the students fired a homemade “Kassam” rocket at the neighboring village of Burin in June 2008. This morning, Maariv reports that the Yeshiva’s dean has just published on the proscribed dos and don’ts (mainly the former) regarding the killing of gentiles. Here are some choice excerpts.


Nov 19 09:12

FREEDOM OF THE PRESS IN JEOPARDY IN PALESTINE

Palestinian Authority (PA) police have arrested Walid Suleiman, a Hebron-based journalist on suspicion of “inciting against the PA” and “undermining vital Palestinian interests.”

His family said the Preventive Security Force (PSF) summoned Suleiman for what was to be a “brief interrogation” on his activities, including public lectures on Islam and current affairs.

However, upon his arrival at the PSF headquarters in downtown Hebron, Suleiman was arrested until “a further notice.”

Nov 19 09:10

NETANYAHU: THE OBSCENE LIAR

Indeed, like Nazi Germany, which waged war on Europe and killed or caused the death of millions in the name of self-defense, Israel is doing the same thing by threatening and attacking its neighbors, especially the helpless Palestinians who have been trying for decades to rid themselves of the Nazi-like Israeli occupation of their country.

Nov 19 09:09

Internet Under Siege

Many countries already monitor and censor the internet on a regular basis, forbidding access to numerous sites that they consider to be subversive. During recent unrest, the governments of both Iran and China effectively shut down the internet by taking control of or blocking servers. Combined with switching off of cell phone transmitters, the steps proved effective in isolating dissidents. Could it happen here? Undoubtedly. Once the laws are in place a terrorist incident or something that could be plausibly described in those terms would be all that is needed to have government officials issue the order to bring the internet to a halt.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Don't throw away that telephone modem card just yet.

Dial-up BBS systems might just come back into vogue!

Nov 19 09:07

Uranium Swap Must Take Place inside Iran not Abroad: Mottaki

In the clearest statement to date of Tehran’s attitude to the U.S.-backed proposal for a nuclear fuel swap as a step towards building trust with Washington, Iranian Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki has said his government will take a positive view of the plan provided the exchange of enriched uranium takes place “inside Iran.”

Mottaki told The Hindu in an exclusive interview on Monday that Iran is not keen to send its own nuclear fuel out of the country before the fuel it is to receive for the Tehran Research Reactor (TRR) arrives on its territory.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

1. The last time Iran sent nuclear materials to France for processing they never got it back.

2. Everyone is screaming about a deal with Iran but there is already a deal in place called the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty; a deal Iran is abiding by and the United States is not. Why would Iran agree to a deal when history has shown the UNited States cannot be trusted to keep its word?

3. If Iran removes all of their nuclear materials from their nuclear facilities, those facilities become instant targets for Israeli bombs and missiles.


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Nov 19 09:00

Your congressman's padded retirement plan

Nov 19 09:00

Feds: False congressional districts removed from stimulus site

The government Web site Recovery.gov is fixing errors that appeared to show hundreds of millions of stimulus dollars were spent in nonexistent congressional districts, the Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board said Wednesday.

The errors, first reported by ABC News, were seen on Recovery.gov summary pages breaking down how many stimulus dollars were received in each state's congressional districts.

Arizona's page, for example, showed the state's 52nd, 15th and 86th congressional districts received hundreds of thousands of dollars in stimulus money, according to CNN affiliate KNXV. However, no such districts exist in Arizona, which has only eight congressional districts.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Translation: The government got busted for lying.

They spent $18 million to upgrade that site? I would do it for a million!!!!!


Nov 19 08:44

UK police make Zeus Trojan arrests

The Metropolitan Police Central e-Crime Unit made two arrests earlier this month for suspected use of the Zeus Trojan.

A man and a woman, both 20, were apprehended in Manchester on 3 November in Europe's first arrests with regard to Zeus, according to a Met Police statement on Wednesday.

A Met Police spokesperson told ZDNet UK on Thursday that a man and a woman had been arrested for suspected criminal distribution of the Trojan, which is also known as Zbot.

Nov 19 08:44

Obamacare A Bonanza For Drug Companies, A Pain For the Public

President Obama is very good at talking “the language of the deal.” He made a deal with the the drug cartel this summer, ostensibly to keep drug prices down to reduce the overall cost of health care. The drug companies promised they would cut the prices they planned to charge by about $8 billion a year for the next ten years. Now an analysis for AARP shows the drug profiteers have actually raised prices by more than $10 billion in the last year, an increase of more than 9 percent and the biggest price hike in 17 years.

Nov 19 08:39

The Illusion of Democracy in the Modern World

Most of the ‘terrorist’ bomb attacks of the past sixty years have been false-flag attacks that were actually committed by the Israeli Mossad, the CIA, and British intelligence. For six decades the allied Western intelligence agencies have been carrying out an ongoing campaign to frame Muslims for bombings which were actually perpetrated by the Western intelligence agencies themselves. The attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon on 9/11/2001 were a joint CIA/Pentagon/Mossad false-flag operation that was intended to provide an excuse for the subsequent US-led Coalition invasions and occupations of Afghanistan and Iraq.

Nov 19 08:34

Palin: Jewish Settlements Should Be Allowed to Expand, Because More Jews Are 'Flocking' to Israel

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Yep, she running for President. The necessary prerequisite to run for President of the US is to suck up to Israel.

Also, contrary to Palin's claims, the Jewish population of Israel is in decline!


Nov 19 08:30

ARE BLACKWATER MERCENARIES RESPONSIBLE FOR FALSE FLAG BOMBINGS IN ORDER TO UNLEASH CIVIL WAR IN PAKISTAN?

Nov 19 08:26

Croatian Priest Says Vaccine for Destruction of Humanity Worldwide

Controversy in Croatia after famous Croatian priest Miroslav Bustruk appealed to Croatians not to get vaccinated against the Swine flu vaccine.

In a church ceremony dedicated to St Martin, father’s Bustruk statement caused an avalanche of reactions in Croatia.

What is it that he said?

“I appeal to you, to not get vaccinated for the so called Swine Flu under any circumstance. There is a plan for massive destruction of humanity worldwide. For this purpose we will see new diseases springing up everywhere” reports Croatian daily “Jutarnji List”, quoting father Bustruk.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The issue here is not that this Priest is suspicious of the government, but that so many people in general are!

Clearly, the world's political systems have lost the trust of their people. In other words, the US is not the only failing state.

Nov 19 08:23

Bernanke 2005-2007 a video compilation - "I Have Confidence in Bank Regulators and There’s No Bubble in Housing"

Nov 19 08:20

TAXES FOR REVENUE ARE OBSOLETE

Mr. Ruml read this paper before the American Bar Association during the last year of the war [World War II]. It attracted then less attention than it deserved and is even more timely now, with the tax structure undergoing change for peacetime. His thesis is that given (1) control of a central banking system and (2) an inconvertible currency, a sovereign national government is finally free of money worries and need no longer levy taxes for the purpose of providing itself with revenue. All taxation, therefore, should be regarded from the point of view of social and economic consequences. The paragraph that embodies this idea will be found italicized in the text. Mr. Ruml does not say precisely how in that case the government would pay its own bills.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The big lie of Capitalism is that everyone can be rich. This is simply not so. Capitalism only works if there is a wealth differential imposed on society. Only a small number of people can be allowed to be rich; everyone else must be kept poor. If everyone were rich, who would take out the trash, repair the sewers, fix the roads and bridges, or any of the thousand other tasteless jobs our society requires?

This is what taxes do; keep the masses poor to force them to keep working. The government has always simply printed up the money it needs to spend, called it "debt" and cited it as the excuse to loot the population. Then the government has to find cash "sinks" into which to pour the money to make it look like it is really going someplace useful, which is why the military gets $600 hammers and $1200 toilet seats, etc.



Lockerdome
Nov 19 08:11

Obama renews threats against Iran

US President Barack Obama says the door is still open for Iran to accept the IAEA-backed proposal on a nuclear fuel deal but warned of “consequences” if Tehran does not change its mind.

The mid-October nuclear draft discussed in Vienna envisages Iran shipping out its low-enriched uranium (LEU) to be further enriched and returned to the country for the Tehran medical research reactor. The idea was first floated by the Obama administration.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

1. The last time Iran sent nuclear materials to France for processing they never got it back.

2. Everyone is screaming about a deal with Iran but there is already a deal in place called the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty; a deal Iran is abiding by and the United States is not. Why would Iran agree to a deal when history has shown the UNited States cannot be trusted to keep its word?

3. If Iran removes all of their nuclear materials from their nuclear facilities, those facilities become instant targets for Israeli bombs and missiles.

I am alarmed by the renewed push to propagandize that Iran has secret nuclear facilities and are already building nuclear weapons. The warhawks in Israel are desperate to get the US into war with Iran. I am concerned that Israel may be desperate enough to set off one of their own nuclear devices inside the United States during this upcoming holiday season and blame Iran for it.

Of course, with the exception of Israel, which cannot officially admit they have nuclear weapons without losing the billions of dollars coming from the US taxpayers, the normal process for a nation with nuclear weapons is to announce that they have them and show them off, because after all, what is the point of having a nuclear deterrent if you keep it a secret? If Iran really had a bomb, they would announce it to the world and say, "attack us now and lose a major city." That would make Iran safe, because the US and Israel do not attack and invade nations that actually have nuclear weapons, only those nations who do not, like Irag, Somalia, Afghanistan, etc. etc. etc. etc. etc.

Nov 19 08:03

Court Lacks Jurisdiction to Order IRS to Apologize to Taxpayer

The IRS further argued that the Federal Government's sovereign immunity would prevent us from granting such relief.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"We is above da lawz!"

Nov 19 08:01

1 million jobless face benefits loss in January

One million people could lose unemployment benefits in January if Congress doesn't extend federal aid, according to a report released Wednesday.

The report is likely to turn up pressure on lawmakers and the president, who earlier this month enacted a record-long extension of federally paid benefits. But the law only helps those who exhaust their lifelines by year's end.

Nov 19 07:59

Wealthy rabbi 'traded cocaine for sexual services'

A wealthy rabbi financed a drug dealing operation in which girls were given cocaine in exchange for sexual services, a court heard yesterday.

Baruch Chalomish, 54, turned a city centre flat into a base for a ' commercial cocaine supply operation' after abusing the drug himself, it was claimed.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Posted for all those who complain I only pick on the Catholics.


Nov 19 07:48

Military Doublespeak

It is a tragic thing that the U.S. government uses doublespeak to deceive the American people; it is even more tragic that most Americans accept doublespeak as the gospel truth.
The article includes a Rosetta Stone so you can translate Military doublespeak into English.

Nov 19 07:46

Dispatches: Inside Britain's Israel Lobby

Embedding disabled by request

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And note that comments are also disabled.
UPDATE: IN WHAT HAS BECOME AN ALL TOO FAMILIAR PATTERN, THIS VIDEO IS SUDDENLY "NO LONGER AVAILABLE", WITH THE EXCUSE THAT THERE IS A "COPYRIGHT VIOLATION."

Of course, we know what is really at issue. Israel is terrified that yet another nation is starting to openly discuss the undue influence of the Israel lobby on their government. And they fear the start of a trend. It is one thing for the world to say, "Those poor Americans; sold out to Israel by their own government", but if Great Britain is suddenly seen to have the same subversive activity happening to them, then other countries will start asking, "Is it happening to us as well? Is our government subverted by a hidden Israeli lobby?" That is a question which (like most questions regarding the orthodox account of WW2) Israel cannot allow to be asked, let alone answered.

The irony here is that by exerting their influence to get this video shut down, Israel has once again shown that they do indeed wield great control over other people's countries.

Nov 19 07:45

Former evangelist: Religious right is ‘trawling for assassins’

Not only have the Wall Street Journal and the hosts of Fox News been issuing their usual dark mutterings, but a new slogan has began appearing on bumper stickers, tshirts, and even teddy bears: "Pray for Obama: Psalm 109:8."

That psalm reads, “Let his days be few; and let another take his office. Let his children be fatherless, and his wife a widow."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Assassinating Obama would not accomplish anything but making Biden the President. Biden would not alter Obama's policies any more than Obama altered Bush's policies because the policies are being dictated to the government by Wall Street, the Federal Reserve, war profiteers, and of course, Israel.

The entire system has to crash before we can effect a change.


Nov 19 07:35

You have been invited to be a part of Zogby International's Online Survey Panel

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Your chance to get Zogby listening to real Americans.

Nov 19 07:24

West Is East, When Israel Decides

In 2004, when the Israeli government was re-surveying Jerusalem's municipal boundary, it ruled that the hotel was not actually in the West Bank but inside the city. Deif stresses that the hotel had always paid property taxes to the West Bank town of Bethlehem, never to Jerusalem.

But, bending the rationale of their own bureaucracy, the Israeli municipal authorities ruled that since Walid Ayyad had a West Bank identity card, he was not recognised as a resident of Jerusalem. Thus, classified an "absentee owner", his property "inside Jerusalem" was therefore deemed liable for expropriation.

Walid Ayyad now lives in London. The family received no compensation for the takeover.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Again, this violates the conditions for Israel's membership at the United Nations.


Nov 19 07:23

U.S. Sows Seeds of Wider War in East Africa

Somali refugees and ethnic Somali citizens of Kenya are being recruited and trained by the thousands for a U.S.-backed offensive in Somalia, to begin next month. The Associated Press, citing numerous sources among refugees, young men who have deserted from the new militia and their families, local Kenyan officials and foreign diplomats, reports that the offensive against Islamist forces in Somalia is planned for late December, the end of the Somali rainy season. That’s the same seasonal window the Americans took advantage of three years ago, when the U.S. instigated an Ethiopian invasion of Somalia that plunged the country into what the United Nations described as the “worst humanitarian crisis in Africa.” That crisis continues, complicated by a severe drought and a U.S.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And here I thought we outgrew the desire to kill Muslim simply because they were Muslims a few hundred years ago!

Nov 19 07:20

With Hurricanes At Thirty Year Low, Gore Turns To Photoshop

Seemingly underwhelmed that there have been no major hurricanes since Katrina, along with the fact that global hurricane activity is now at a thirty year low, Gore came up with an ingenious method of solving the problem of the lack of scary depictions of frightening hurricanes to display on his book – simply airbrush them in!

Nov 19 07:19

What Is Totalitarianism? - Part II

From my own personal experience I have to say that we have been living under a totalitarian system for many years.

Nov 19 07:19

OBAMA: THE MUSICAL!!!!!!!!!

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Spring time, for Barack, and Is-re-al!!!!"


Nov 19 07:16

CO2 does not cause dangerous Global warming

Nov 19 07:06

Robert F Kennedy Jr. Exposes Shocking Vaccine Cover Up

Mercury in vaccines does cause autism and other neurological diseases. Big pharma has hidden this info from the public.

Nov 19 06:42

The Hour of Judgment, The Hour of Need

There were so many things that I did not know about Israel. Now I know more than I want to. The manhole covers that have concealed the subterranean stench of so many years have been lifted and it is noxious beyond endurance. When I peer down into the darkness, I can see some large numbers of red eyes glowing below and I realize that things live and feed down there. They breed down there. A Khazarian orgy of hatred, for all living things, is squelching and felching like flesh-eating zombie frogs, copulating in toxic Jell-O.

Nov 19 05:38

Well-Written, Well-Timed: The Dollar Meltdown

America’s national government has moved way beyond a political spoils system. A spoils system leaves the host alive so that a politician’s occasional ne’er-do-well brother-in-law can be put on the payroll. America has become a piñata: everybody gets a crack at it. Presidents and other elected officials pass the big stick around as a reward to those who help keep them in charge of the piñata party. The American media plays the role of the party’s mariachi bank, keeping festive spirits high. And the people in their demographic and interest groups all line up to take a whack at the goodies. America has become a piñata.


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Nov 19 05:23

The US is Dismayed?

Ok, we have been talking about this for a long time now. In a nutshell, the Middle East peace process has been derailed. Nothing has moved at all, except the billions of dollars we give Israel to ‘be nice’ to the neighbors they stole the land from to create the state of Israel. Palestinians refuse to even begin discussing a peace process until Israel stops the expansion of settlements into Palestinian territory; stop stealing more and more land from their neighbors...

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Nov 19 05:05

Utah teen to challenge citation for McDonald's rap

There is no real crime in Salt Lake City, hence the need to criminalize rapping your McDonald's order. Yes, four teens were cited for disorderly conduct for rapping their Micky D's order as opposed to speaking it.

Nov 19 04:49

India’s billionaires outstrip US counterparts

India’s billionaires have seen their wealth swell more than their US counterparts in 2009 according to Forbes India rich list, in a further sign that the subcontinent is recovering faster than western economies.

The combined fortune of India’s 100 richest people totalled $276bn in 2009, considerably higher than China’s 100 wealthiest people, whose net worth totalled $170bn, according to Forbes.

Nov 19 04:44

Canada ignored Afghan torture allegations

Canadian troops handed Afghan detainees to local authorities in the knowledge they would be tortured, and later tried to silence critics of the practice, a senior Ottawa diplomat told lawmakers.

Nov 19 04:42

What You Didn't Know About The War

This video is mandatory viewing to all supporters of the war(s).


Nov 19 04:42

Lithuanian horse club was CIA 'black site'

Controversy over secret CIA prisons in Europe came to light again with the allegations that an upscale Lithuanian horseback riding school was secretly used to interrogate Al-Qaeda suspects.

ABC news, citing unnamed Lithuanian government officials and a former US intelligence official, claimed the riding academy and cafe outside Vilnius was used to interrogate up to eight Al-Qaeda suspects at a time.

Nov 19 04:39

#2 House Republican: Propaganda for Psychopathic Mass Murder against Iran for Israel

The US House of Representative Republican Whip (2nd top Republican),who is Jewish, talks at The Jewish Federation about the need to attack Iran.

November 18, 2009

Nov 18 21:02

The US And Israel Want A War With Iran And Another Conflict With Gaza

I myself felt so much compassion towards the Jewish struggle during WW2 but the actions of today's Israeli Government keeps chipping away at that compassion. I feel that the Netanyahu led government has taken Israel to the brink of beyond reason. Israel has truly stepped over the line to a point that its next action could result not only in achieving it goal of attacking Iranian nuclear facilities but with the added ability of turning the region into a possible WW3. It is clear that Israel with the support of the US is clearly concerned at the existence of Syria, Lebanon and Palestine and therefore any possible conflict does not rest only on Iran.

Nov 18 20:41

4C, 6C, 10C? Ramping Up The Numbers Game Ahead of Copenhagen

Apparently, if we don’t give up evils such as heating/lighting our homes, travelling to real jobs that don’t involve sponging off the taxpayer, then Italy’s pasta ‘gets it’ and temperatures could rise by up to 10C in the next 50 years. Nothing less than reducing CO2 emissions to zero by 2100 will do. I guess that rules out breathing too.



Taboola
Nov 18 20:06

How "Stimulus" Increases Unemployment

Extending unemployment benefits from 26 to 79 weeks was guaranteed to leave many more people unemployed for many more months.

Nov 18 19:56

Israel Strikes At Khan Younis & Rafah

“The strikes are in response to continued recent rocket firing into Israel from the Gaza Strip. In the past month some 15 rockets have been fired into Israel,” the IDF Spokesman’s Office said.

Late last week, the IDF as well Palestinian medical workers reported that Israeli soldiers had shot and killed a Palestinian and wounded at least one other in a confrontation near a Gaza Strip border crossing.

An IDF spokeswoman said the troops opened fire at Palestinians suspected of placing explosives near a security fence. One died of injuries, a second was taken to hospital and three others were seized.

Nov 18 18:50

Iranian Laptop With Nuclear Data Stolen in Tehran

A laptop computer belonging to an Iranian nuclear scientist and carrying confidential data about Iran’s atomic facilities was stolen in Tehran.

“Foreign intelligence services” stole the computer, the Iranian Jahan News Web site said without giving further details.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And I predict that when that “Foreign intelligence service” gives the laptop to the media, it will be chock full of planted incriminating files.

Nov 18 18:40

US Senate: Banksters the new Enron; manipulating markets to add trillions to consumer prices

The Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations issued a report stating that in the oil market alone, manipulated trading adds 50% to the price for consumers. Other analysts document that these parasitic “trades” more than double oil prices. When other commodity markets are accounted for, the total addition to consumer prices are between $2 trillion to $4 trillion every year.

Nov 18 17:57

Netanyahu party member slams 'racist' Obama

A member of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's Likud Party today slammed as "racist" President Obama's longstanding demand for a halt to Jewish construction in the strategic West Bank and eastern sections of Jerusalem.

"President Obama should not interfere with the rights of the Jewish people to live in Jerusalem," said Likud Knesset Member Danny Danon. "This ... is a racist demand, saying that Jews cannot live in Jerusalem, only Arabs."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Memo to Danny Danon: if this is what you and your colleagues in the Knesset believe, the US should immediately yank all financial and military aid we give Israel ,and there should be no aid coming to Israel from the US from this day forward.

With Israeli "friends" like you, sir, the US does not need enemies!

Nov 18 17:04

Photos:Netanyahu Stumbles At Sea,Almost Goes Overboard

At first, the prime minister boarded Navy gunship Eilat, where he spoke with the crew. He was then to meet with a naval commando unit. To do so, he used a ladder to go from the gunship to a rubber boat. He was joined by the IDF chief of staff, Gabi Ashkenazi, and the head of the Israel Navy, Eli Marom.

While climbing down the ladder, Netanyahu, who was wearing heavy body armor, almost lost his balance. A naval commando standing next to him caught him and held onto him so he did not fall into the water.

Nov 18 16:42

CrossTalk: Swine flu blood money

Nov 18 16:03

Netanyahu Whines: Israel Is World’s ‘Most Threatened Country’

Israel is “the most threatened country in the world,” and the rocket attacks its civilian population has suffered are “attacks not experienced by any other state since Britain in World War II,” Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Tuesday.

Netanyahu was giving the closing remarks at the Israel Annual Conference on Aviation and Astronautics. Much of the discussion at the conference centered on missile defense.

“We are faced with enemies who do not conceal their intentions, and who arm themselves accordingly,” the Israeli prime minister said. “They first attack us physically, and then attack our right to self-defense.”

Nov 18 15:57

Silver Big winner again

Silver is the big winner again today
silver is out doing gold by big margins
but you dont hear about it as much
everything is "gold this" and "gold that"
today gold is up .38%
today silver is up .89%
If i had ANY money i would buy silver
if i had any invested all ready i would sell half and buy silver

the most current year to date i can find is this

% Performance

Prev. Wk / Prev. Mo / YTD(1)

Gold -0.9 4.3 18.3

Silver -7.7 1.1 44.3

Crude oil -4.3 10.1 72.6

All calculations are based on U.S. dollar equivalents
(1) Week ending October 30th, 2009

Nov 18 15:14

Militants' possession of Israeli arms raises questions

Use of Israeli-made light arms by militants against security forces in Waziristan has raised several questions amongst many recently.

TheNation has learnt on good authority that militants are using Israeli-made light arms including “Uzi gun” and “Rapid-fire pistol” against security forces in North Waziristan as the operation Rah-I-Rast reached its final stage.

In addition to Israel-made sophisticated arms, militants are making use of the latest version of US-made M-16 carbine with laser designator and binoculars, Bulgarian and Czechoslovakia made Kalakov and M-4 carbine with a grenade launcher and laser designator, which is a unique weapon with the US marines.

Nov 18 15:07

History Channel loses its balance

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is the TV schedule for today on the History Channel.

With only a few exceptions, it is a flood of WW2, Aushwitz, Hitler, Nazis, and Holocaust.

If aliens are intercepting History Channel, they must think our entire history as a species fits into the 20 years in the middle of the last century and nothing of any importance happened either before or since.

Nov 18 14:49

Société Générale tells clients how to prepare for 'global collapse'

In a report entitled "Worst-case debt scenario", the bank's asset team said state rescue packages over the last year have merely transferred private liabilities onto sagging sovereign shoulders, creating a fresh set of problems.

Overall debt is still far too high in almost all rich economies as a share of GDP (350pc in the US), whether public or private. It must be reduced by the hard slog of "deleveraging", for years.

"As yet, nobody can say with any certainty whether we have in fact escaped the prospect of a global economic collapse," said the 68-page report, headed by asset chief Daniel Fermon. It is an exploration of the dangers, not a forecast.

Nov 18 14:45

U.K. Jews lambaste TV 'exposé' of Britain's pro-Israel lobby

A television program purporting to expose the unknown power and influence Britain's pro-Israel lobby has triggered a wave of condemnation by British Jews, some of whom accused the report of stoking anti-Semitism.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"What the heck do you think you are doing, putz? The Americans never talk about their Israeli lobby? What makes you think you're so @#%ing special?"

Nov 18 14:30

Cop Tasers handcuffed man

Nov 18 14:28

From Genesis to Genocide in Palestine : The Golem Is Not Jewish!

Nov 18 14:24

6 Congress Members Demand Complete Audit of Fed in Light of AIG Counterparty Fiasco

On March 25, 2009, I requested, joined by 26 fellow members of Congress, that Mr. Barofsky investigate the events surrounding AIG’s payments to Goldman Sachs, Merrill Lynch, Societe Generale and other firms to settle certain open derivative transactions.

As a result of the findings in the report, there should be a comprehensive Congressional review of the Federal Reserve System and an exploration of possible changes in its governance model. More immediately, a complete and public audit of the system should be made part of the regulatory reform bills currently moving through your committees.

Nov 18 14:15

Thousands of web sites compromised, redirect to scareware

The compromised sites are using legitimately looking templates using automatically generated bogus content, with a tiny css.js (Trojan-Downloader.JS.FraudLoad) uploaded on each of them which triggers the scareware campaign only if the visitor is coming a search engine listed as known http referrer by the gang - in this case Google, Yahoo, Live, Altavista, and Baidu :

Nov 18 14:14

Liberals say Tory flyers accuse them of anti-Semitism

Angry Liberals accused the Conservative government of reaching a new political low by circulating flyers accusing the Grits of being ant-Semitic.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Guys? Any chance we could talk about CANADA'S problems?

Nov 18 13:56

Navy: ‘Ineffective’ leadership in sub collision

The crew aboard a U.S. submarine made dozens of errors before the vessel collided with an American warship in the Persian Gulf, an accident that exposed lax leaders who tolerated sleeping, slouching and a radio room rigged with music speakers, a Navy review found.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Sub collisions happen all the time. A few years back right here near Oahu the USS Greeneville rammed and sank the Ehime Maru, a Japanese fishing trawler with a crew of students aboard.

A Brief History Of US/Russian submarine collisions

Here's a short list of known collisions.

1961 USS Swordfish (SSN-579) is on a spy mission in Soviet waters when a
Soviet sub surfaces underneath it.

196? A US sub, possibly USS Skipjack, on a spy mission in Soviet waters,
collides with a destroyer. Finally made public in a New York Times article
in 1975.

July 1965. USS Medregal rams a Greek freighter.

March 1966. USS Barbel rams a freighter near North Vietnam.

December 1967. USS George C. Marshall (SSBN-654) is grazed by a Russian sub.

October 9, 1968. This appears to be the historical precedent for the Kursk
sinking. A Russian sub operating normally collided with an unknown sub in
the Barents sea, leaving a sizable hole in the Russian sub. Russian
intelligence notes the arrival of a damaged sub in a Norwegian port a few
days later.

November 1969. USS Gato's sail hits the hull of a soviet sub.

March 14, 1970. USS Sturgeon bashes her sonar dome against a Russian sub's
sail.

June 1970. USS Tautog is rammed by Black Lila. It is erroneously assumed at
the time that Black Lila sank.

March 1971. An unnamed US sub operating 12 miles off of the Soviet coast
collides with a Russian sub. Reported in the New York Times in 1975.

Mid-1971. USS Dace hits a Russian sub in the Mediterranean.

Late 1971 or early 1972. USS Puffer is trailing a Soviet sub when the Soviet
sub unexpectedly dives, bumping into Puffer.

March 1974. USS Pintado rams a Soviet missile boat while on a spy mission in
Soviet waters near Petropavlovsk. Reported in the San Diego Evening Tribune
in 1975.

November 3rd, 1974. USS James Madison hits an unknown Russian Victor class
attack sub in the North Sea. Reported by columnist Jack Anderson.

1981. HMS Sceptre is trailing a Russian sub and rear-ends it.

October 1986. USS Augusta, while testing a new computer sonar system to make
detecting enemy subs easier, rams a Soviet sub. The Augusta claims they
rammed a Delta class. Others report it was a Yankee missile boat that
subsequently sank.

December 24, 1986. HMS Splendid and a Soviet sub were trying to dodge out of
each other's way when they collided. HMS Splendid's towed sonar array became
tangled in the other sub and was lost.

February 11, 1992. USS Baton Rouge hits a Soviet sub near Murmansk. For the
first time, and in response to Yeltsin's demands, the US Navy publicly
acknowledges the collision.

March 20, 1993. USS Grayling with a Russian sub in the Barent's Sea.

And of course, the Russian submarine Kursk, officially reported as destroyed by a torpedo malfunction, is thought by many to have been rammed by a US sub spying on their testing of a new torpedo system.

Nov 18 13:50

Palin continues standard establishment line on Israeli policy

Sarah Palin, Vice-presidential candidate on the GOP ticket in 2008, was interviewed by Barbara Walters of ABC News and cemented her previously stated viewpoint as a staunch supporter of Israel. With the release of her new book 'GOING ROGUE: An American Life' and chatter of a possible Palin 2012 presidential run, her view on foreign policy in particular is getting the attention of pundits and politial junkies. Palin's latest statement on Israel is nothing new, however, since her position on the matter has been clear for some time to anyone paying attention.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Nobody is allowed to run for high office in this country without first swearing fealty to Israel.

Nov 18 13:49

US Army toyed with telepathic ray gun

A recently declassified US Army report on the biological effects of non-lethal weapons reveals outlandish plans for "ray gun" devices, which would cause artificial fevers or beam voices into people's heads.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Remember when Bush insisted that God told him to attack Iraq?????

:)

Nov 18 13:47

Erekat Denies PA Plans to Declare State Unilaterally

The Palestinians will not unilaterally declare an independent state, but rather seek a UN Security Council resolution endorsing a two-state solution along the pre-1967 lines, Palestinian Authority negotiator Saeb Erekat told The Jerusalem Post on Tuesday.

Israeli officials said Erekat was backtracking on earlier statements calling for a unilateral declaration of independence, even as he said that Israel was "twisting his words."

The Palestinians want the Security Council to set the borders of their future state and those of Israel along the pre-1967 lines, Erekat said. "What we are seeking is to preserve the two-state solution," he said. "One state is not an option."

Nov 18 13:32

The Eviction Of Palestinian Families Continue

The United Nations, the United States and the European Union have all called on Israel to stop the illegal eviction of Palestinians and the demolition of their homes.

Ban Ki-moon, the UN secretary-general, urged Israel to end its "provocative actions" in East Jerusalem, while calling for it to freeze all settlement activity in the occupied West Bank.

Despite that, the sight of Palestinians in East Jerusalem being forced out of their homes has become an all too familiar scene.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

If the United Nations is unable to control Israel, then its credibility as the foundation of a future global government is destroyed completely.

Israel got away with convincing the world to let it do what other nations are not allowed to do, i.e. do to Palestine what Germany was punished for doing to Poland. But that propaganda cover of the Holocaust will not suffice to convince the world that a future world government should have one set of rules for Israel, and another for everyone else.

Nobody will buy that.

Nov 18 13:25

CIA to Dish out $3 Million to buy silence in Another Narco Scandal

“The CIA’s efforts to undermine Horn’s work in Burma in getting that nation’s government to stem the flow of heroin to the United States should come as no surprise to those who are familiar with the “Agency’s” history. It seems the CIA, over the decades, has often found itself in the corner of narco-traffickers and thugs who support the Agency’s covert objectives in areas deemed critical to U.S. special interests – whether that be in Southeast Asia, Central Asia or Latin America.”

Nov 18 12:53

The $2.5 trillion global oil scam

Apparently, there's a global oil scam making Bernie Madoff look like a petty thief.

If serial entrepreneur and Seeking Alpha columnist Philip Davis is to be believed, the world is being scammed out of $2.5 trillion, 50 times greater than the sum Madoff took from the duped investors.

Nov 18 12:53

The ADL's Three "Extremist Conspiracy Theories" In Context And With Evidence

The Anti-Defamation League has published a fresh report directly targeting Alex Jones as an "extremist" and "The King of conspiracy", lumping in the information contained on this website with the actions of racists and white supremacists.

There is, as usual, one major problem with the ADL's report - it is devoid of any empirical fact and based entirely on the group's desire to create the impression that huge swathes of politically disgruntled Americans are violent conspiratorial-minded bigots that they must expose and counter.

Nov 18 12:52

Goldman Says "Sorry" And The World Moves On

In recent months, Goldman Sachs made a good run at becoming The Most Hated Company In The World.

How?

By nearly going bust last fall, getting a cash bailout from the taxpayer, immediately denying that it ever needed any help, and then minting so much money over the next twelve months that it will pay 2009 bonuses in excess of $20 billion.

A couple of weeks ago, Goldman CEO Lloyd Blankfein then compounded the problem by going on a PR offensive in which he said Goldman was doing "God's work."

Goldman does provide a lot of valuable services, but it's hard to imagine in what universe they would deserve that description.

Nov 18 12:49

Mauritania orders Israeli embassy staff out

Mauritania has ordered staff at Israel's embassy to leave the country within 48 hours after freezing ties with the Jewish state over its invasion of Gaza.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I guess the US will be invading Mauritania soon.

Nov 18 12:16

The Critical Unraveling of U.S. Society

You may have missed it in the mainstream news media, but statistical societal indicators are reading red across the board.

Nov 18 12:15

Can the law keep up with technology?

For example, how should a libel case be handled when it comes to social media? How can society balance accountability with free speech? And if information -- from private thoughts to public data -- is so readily available, how do we define what constitutes privacy?

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And how do we protect free speech against large corporations which may knowingly file lawsuits to silence legitimate and fair criticism?

Nov 18 12:12

Court Filing Suggests Philadelphia Top Cop Lied About D.C. Mass Arrests

In a sworn affidavit filed in D.C. federal court, a veteran city detective claims he was standing a few feet away from former Police Chief Charles Ramsey when he heard him order mass arrests of protesters. Ramsey has long said he did not order those arrests.

Nov 18 11:50

Local Currencies - The missing link in the quest for sustainability

Local Currencies are the ultimate in loyalty programs. Unlike profits derived from trading with national currencies, the wealth generated by trading with exchange systems created by and for local communities stays within the district.
Since community currencies work alongside and supplement national currency, once their advantages are understood they are welcomed by the community, particularly in times of economic stress. Historically, community currencies have been economic and social lifesavers.

Nov 18 11:40

James Burke : Connections, Episode 8, "Eat, Drink and be Merry"

Webmaster's Commentary: 

All about plastic ... money

Check out the segment at 6:30. That deal Charles had with the Medici bankers sounds a lot like the Federal Reserve and the income tax!

Nov 18 11:37

Man trying to harm self shot dead

A MAN attempting to harm himself in suburban Sydney has died in hospital after being shot by police.

A LONG-serving police sergeant was equipped with a Taser when she used a gun to shoot a man in suburban Sydney, police say.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

That'll teach him!

Nov 18 11:37

U.S. Money: Will Pay to the Bearer on Demand ? Two Photos

Please examine the bills above - notice the change of wording between the two bills: "Will pay to the bearer on demand" appears on the older bill, but not on the second bill. Then notice the dates the bills were printed. What is the significance?

What would be payed to the bearer on demand?

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