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January 16, 2010

Jan 16 10:33

The Deindustrialization of Tampa Bay

Jan 16 10:27

Easily Hacked Voting Systems to be Used in MA Special Election for the U.S. Senate

As the election looms, tempers flare, money is poured into the contest from all sides, and Democrats sweat out what should have been a safe seat for them - a Democrat named Kennedy has held that particular seat for more than the last 50 years - questions about whether the election results can be trusted have already emerged in a race where the stakes couldn't be higher.

The electronic voting systems used in Massachusetts are notoriously plagued with problems and vulnerabilities, and are in violation of federal voting system standards. Moreover, they are sold, programmed, and maintained by a company with a disturbing criminal background.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Imagine my (absence of) shock.

Jan 16 10:26

Climategate goes American: NOAA, GISS and the mystery of the vanishing weather stations

This is a scandal to rank with Climategate.

Jan 16 10:06

Weekly Report: "7 Palestinians Dead From Israeli Attacks, 8 Wounded"

According to the Palestinian Centre for Human Rights Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, during the week of 06-13 Jan. 2010, Israeli forces killed 6 Palestinians in the Gaza Strip; a seventh Palestinian died of previous wounds. 3 of the victims, including a child, were killed when Israeli warplanes bombarded tunnel on the Egyptian border.



Taboola
Jan 16 10:01

West Seeks To Occupy Mideast Under The Banner Of Democracy

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad says the West plans to occupy the Middle East under the pretext of establishing democracy in the region. "They are occupying Iraq and Afghanistan and interfering in Pakistan and Yemen under the pretext of establishing democracy," Ahmadinejad said in a speech in the southwestern province of Khuzestan on Thursday.

"They claim that they want to establish freedom and human rights but this is a big lie,"

Jan 16 09:50

CIA Cable 'Granting Permission' to Destroy Torture Videotapes Surfaces

A January 8 release of documents in the ACLU FOIA lawsuit seeking materials related to the CIA's destruction of videotapes of interrogators using "enhanced interrogation techniques" has revealed the first evidence of a precise instruction for the destruction of those tapes.

Jan 16 09:39

Easily Hacked Voting Systems to be Used in MA Special Election for the U.S. Senate

The electronic voting systems used in Massachusetts are notoriously plagued with problems and vulnerabilities, and are in violation of federal voting system standards. Moreover, they are sold, programmed, and maintained by a company with a disturbing criminal background.

Jan 16 09:37

Gun Salesman of the Decade

Certainly, the rhetoric of an enlightened society groveling at the Federal government’s feet is beginning to wear more than a little thin with the American public. This is evident when considering the annual report of NICS background checks, which are done by the FBI for all pending firearm sales. The following graph for the years 1999 through December 2009 illustrates how many American’s attitude seems to have changed.



Emigrate While You Still Can - Finca Bayano In Panama!

Finco Bayano
Jan 16 09:35

ClimateGate: Will the Alarmists Have to go Back to Ice Ages?

Well, friends, the AGW folks are on the ropes, and they are taking a beating. When people can step out of their doors and tell that it’s VERY COLD, they aren’t going to be easily convinced that AGW is happening. When people have free access to international information, they can see that it is VERY COLD all over the northern hemisphere!

Of course, there are some AGW folks that are trying very hard to keep the faith, but they are coming off as increasingly desperate. Al Gore has not been seen much lately. Could the Goracle be in a fetal position, counting the billions he might have made if Cap and Trade had passed? Could “AGW” actually be code for “Al Gore’s Wealth?”

Jan 16 09:26

Met Office boss says winter forecasts have been 'very good indeed'

The head of the Met Office yesterday insisted that its recent forecasts had been "very good indeed", and blamed the public for not heeding snow warnings.

John Hirst also defended his £200,000-a-year salary as chief executive of the national forecaster, saying that his pay reflected the success of the organisation.

Mr Hirst dismissed complaints that the Met Office failed to alert the public about the extent of this week's snowfall as not "based in fact", and accused people of ignoring its warnings.

Jan 16 09:23

Obama Lonely in Office

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Awwwwwww ... let's all feel sorry for the President!

... and forget all about the economy, Iraq, Afghanistan, Somalia, Pakistan, Yemen, bailouts, ordering NOAA and NASA to go along with the global warming hoax, the Swine Flu hoax, etc. etc. etc. etc.

Jan 16 09:20

Israel Should be Tried for War Crimes

Israelis who authorized the use of white phosphorous in densely populated Gaza should be tried for war crimes, a British Labour Party legislator said Friday, after entering the Hamas-ruled territory with 60 European parliamentarians.


Jan 16 08:55

MUSIC FOR FREEDOM IN PALESTINE

The song has become a plaintive cry for freedom for all occupied people and is dedicated to the Palestinian fight for justice, from the Occupied West Bank to besieged Gaza. Supporters from around the world marched on December 31, 2009 and January 1, 2010 to demand of their governments, “Break the siege on Gaza, let them live in peace and with dignity”

Jan 16 08:54

KEEPING THE ‘MASTER RACE’ WHITE

Health officials in Israel are subjecting many female Ethiopian immigrants to a controversial long-term birth control drug in what Israeli women’s groups allege is a racist policy to reduce the number of black babies.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Rassenhygiene: Bad when the Nazis do it, cool when the Israelis do it.

Jan 16 08:53

CHILDREN IN GAZA DEMAND JUSTICE

Marking the anniversary of Israel’s war on Gaza, hundreds of children gathered in Gaza City to sign a letter asking that the UN denounce as criminal the Israeli actions that lead to the death of their friends and loved ones.

Jan 16 08:53

FROM GAZA TO BROOKLYN ~~ REPORTS FROM THE FREEDOM MARCHERS


Jan 16 08:43

VA clinic now concedes violations

In a dramatic about-face, the Philadelphia VA Medical Center has acknowledged that its troubled prostate cancer program violated federal radiation rules meant to protect patients from harm.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"We got your government-run health care right here. Bend over and spread 'em!" -- Official White Horse Souse

Remember when 11,000 Veterans were exposed to HIV because the VA hospital didn't bother sterilizing the proctoscopes between exams?

Jan 16 08:42

Iron Chef Special Used Ringers, Not Veggies From The White House Garden

The produce used on the Food Network's Jan. 3 Iron Chef of America two-hour special White House show was billed as being from the White House garden. But the show did not disclose that "stunt double vegetables" were used and not produce from the First Family's garden.

Jan 16 08:39

Arrest of Alleged American Spy in Cuba Further Sets Back U.S.-Cuba Relations

The arrest of an American citizen in Cuba on Dec. 4 has dealt another blow to hopes that Cuba and the U.S. could normalize diplomatic relations. The unnamed American was arrested at José Marti International Airport as he tried to board a U.S. –bound flight. Cuban officials say the man has been detained on allegations of espionage, an accusation strongly refuted by U.S. officials. Nevertheless, this latest episodes gives credence to the notion that U.S.-Cuban relations have taken a turn for the worse, and even the most sanguine of optimists agree that the window of opportunity created by the election of Barack Obama is quickly slamming shut...

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This feels a lot like the all-too-convenient crash of Francis Gary Powers' U-2 over Russia, which ended Kennedy's attempt to end the cold war in 1960, a move which had it succeeded, would have meant the loss of trillions of taxpayer dollars to the Pentagon and Defense contractors.

Jan 16 08:35

FBI used photo of spanisch politician to create Bin Laden new "most wanted" picture


Jan 16 08:15

Canadian Labour from 1880-1920: United by War and Divided by Ego, but Outclassed and Overwhelmed by Capital –

At the turn of the 20th century, Canadian capital?s progressive attack on the sovereignty of the individual crossed boundaries of age, gender, ethnicity and occupation. Lacking the means to combat a covert propaganda war or the munitions to resist federal police, working-class opposition was generally ineffectual. Nonetheless, ideologues championed attempts to alleviate the suffering of poor and the oppression of wage workers. Battles were fought – often in vain – in attempts to secure a living wage, unemployment support and access to employment opportunities, but well-meaning social critics often unintentionally served the interests of capital.

Jan 16 08:15

ass Sunstein(Zionist) Predicts Repealing Right To Bear Arms

Cass Sunstein, Obama's Regulatory Czar, predicts that the 2nd Amendment (Right to Bear Arms) will be repealed in 3 or 4 years in lecture at University of Chicago School of Law on October 27, 2007.

Google his name and zionism. No surprise.

Jan 16 08:13

Danny Glover blames global warming for causing Haiti earthquake, points finger at politicians

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Danny Glover just "jumped the shark."

Jan 16 08:12

Obama’s Favorite For Supreme Court Justice Sunstein Wants To Ban Guns, Free Speech

Obama’s Favorite For Supreme Court Justice Sunstein Wants To Ban Guns, Free Speech

Regulatory Czar has already been tapped for senior position

Cass Sunstein, president Obama’s appointee to head the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, and the man who outlined a plan for the government to infiltrate “conspiracy groups” in order to undermine them, is in direct line for a promotion to Supreme Court Justice.
Sunstein, already in an advanced position of power in the White House as Regulatory czar, has already called for strict restrictions on gun ownership, an internet “Fairness Doctrine”, and an effective ban on free speech where dissenting opinions to those of the government are expressed.


Jan 16 08:09

‘World’s worst banker’ Sir Fred Goodwin quietly returns to business

Sir Fred Goodwin, the former Royal Bank of Scotland chief executive dubbed “the world’s worst banker” for his role in bringing the City to its knees, has quietly returned to corporate life in Edinburgh after more than a year in virtual hiding.

The Times can reveal that Sir Fred, blamed for the near collapse of RBS before it was rescued by a £20 billion taxpayer bailout, started as a senior adviser to RMJM, the world’s fifth largest architecture firm, before Christmas.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Is this what they mean by failing upwards?

Jan 16 08:07

JP Morgan defies Obama by paying out billions in bonuses

Banking giant JP Morgan announced £16billion in pay and perks for staff yesterday, signalling the start of a bumper New Year for bankers.

The huge figure flies in the face of international efforts to curb excessive payments to financial staff, characterised by Chancellor Alistair Darling's recently unveiled supertax on bonuses.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Why are the JP Morgan Execs getting such huge bonuses when JP Morgan itself is NOT doing well?

Jan 16 08:06

Millions set for council tax increase as black hole in local government pensions hits £60billion

Millions face higher council tax and cuts in services because the black hole in local government pensions has soared to £60billion.

Figures obtained under freedom of information show councils’ pension deficits have nearly trebled thanks to the recession.

Jan 16 08:05

Obama Releases Pornographic Nude Family Photos?


Jan 16 08:00

FLASHBACK - Missing Gold

There appear to be no reports of precious metals discovered between November of 2001 and the completion of excavation several months later. Assuming that the above reports described the value of precious metals in the vaults before the attack, and that the $230 million mentioned by Giuliani represented the approximate value of metals recovered, it would seem that at least the better part of a billion dollars worth of precious metals went missing. (It is not plausible, of course, that whatever destroyed the towers vaporized gold and silver, which are dense, inert metals that are extremely unlikely to participate in chemical reactions with other materials.)

...

Jan 16 07:56

Families face shock 20% rise in heating bills as gas giants cash in on Big Freeze

Families face record winter gas bills averaging £360 as power companies reap a huge windfall from the big freeze.

The 'big six' energy suppliers have refused to pass on a steep fall in wholesale prices to customers.

They are collecting a profit bonanza of £846million in a single month by charging over the odds to keep homes warm.

Jan 16 07:54

Regulators Close 3 Banks In Minnesota, Illinois, Utah

Jan 16 07:53

POLICE STATE USA

A police state unquestionably exists when Federal executive and legislative powers make domestic spying on US citizens legal


Jan 16 07:51

What is Wrong with the Muslim World?

Don't they realize that each Hellfire missile we slam into an Afghan wedding party or Pakistani apartment building is done out of true love?

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This link is working.

Jan 16 07:51

Cuba is Missing...From US Reports on the International Response to Haiti’s Earthquake

As for the rest of the US media, they have simply ignored Cuba.

In fact, left unmentioned is the reality that Cuba already had over 400 doctors posted to Haiti to help with the day-to-day health needs of this poorest nation in the Americas, and that those doctors were the first to respond to the disaster, setting up a hospital right next to the main hospital in Port-au-Prince which collapsed in the earthquake.

Far from “doing nothing” about the disaster as the right-wing propagandists at Fox-TV were claiming, Cuba has been one of the most effective and critical responders to the crisis, because it had set up a medical infrastructure before the quake, which was able to mobilize quickly and start treating the victims.

Jan 16 07:49

Palin gets 100G for mag cover

Sarah Palin and her daughter, Bristol, earned an eye-popping $100,000 for their new In Touch Weekly cover, sources say. For just eight hours' work at her own home, Palin pocketed nearly as much as her $125,000-a-year salary as Alaska governor. It seems her decision to quit her political role is making big financial sense. Palin also reportedly earns $100,000 per public-speaking engagement, while she has a multiyear deal as a Fox News Channel analyst.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Yep. Sarah is planning a run in 2012 and the people granting these "favors" are hoping for a huge payoff down the line.

Jan 16 07:48

Peter Schiff - The Lunacy of Government



Lockerdome
Jan 16 07:47

Pennies for Haiti, Billions for Israel

Limbaugh's suggestion invited reproach from many. Even Republicans like Joe Scarborough and Pat Buchanan expressed dismay. But making this into a referendum on whether Limbaugh has a heart of lead leads nowhere. He was doing what he gets paid to do as a radio provocateur. Besides, he relishes the attention.

Jan 16 07:45

Sheehan, others to protest at CIA, Cheney's house

Anti-war activists, including Cindy Sheehan and former U.S. Rep. Cynthia McKinney, will rally outside the CIA's headquarters in Virginia to protest the U.S. use of drone aircraft to attack al-Qaida and Taliban targets.

Jan 16 07:44

Puerto Rico getting a swarm of minor quakes!


Jan 16 07:43

Jordan: Israel not part of probe into attack on its convoy

The Israeli security delegation that arrived in Jordan to investigate last Thursday's bomb attack targeting an Israeli embassy convoy will not be participating in the investigation, said Jordan's minister of media affairs and communication on Saturday.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I wonder if Jordan suspects a false flag attack.

Jan 16 07:41

Maine men sentenced in Army bribery scheme

Maurice "Moe" Subilia Jr., former president of Fiber Materials Inc. in Biddeford, pleaded guilty to paying $1.2 million to the director and deputy director of Joint Center for Technology Integration at Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville, Ala., in exchange for contracts awarded to businesses in which he had a stake.

His brother, Robert Subilia of Wells, and son-in-law Paul Hurlburt of Kennebunk, made lesser bribes. They were sentenced to two years and three years in prison, respectively.

Jan 16 07:40

The Untold Story of Afghanistan

Despite the aforementioned situation and the eight years of comparable failure that preceded the weeks described above, the Obama administration is sending at least 30,000 more US troops into the Afghan fray. In addition, there will be an untold number of mercenaries added to the numbers of occupying troops. Like his imperial predecessors in Washington, London and Russia, Barack Obama is convinced that his army can somehow shape Afghanistan into a nation that will do the bidding of the empire he leads.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

... or hang onto the place until the next opium poppy crop gets harvested!

Jan 16 07:39

Iran says US, UK, Canada assist Afghan drug trade

"According to our indisputable information, the presence of the United States, Britain and Canada has not reduced the dug trade and the three countries have had major roles in the distribution of drugs," IRIB quoted Taheri as saying on Thursday.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

No kidding.

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Jan 16 07:36

Japan Ends Naval Support for Afghan War

Japan’s defense minister ordered the nation’s naval ships to return from the Indian Ocean on Friday, fulfilling a pledge by his government to end an eight-year refueling mission in support of the war in Afghanistan.

Jan 16 07:35

US Troops Shot Civilian Protesters in Afghanistan’s Garmsir District

Shootings Came at Protest Against Shooting of Civilians the Day Before

Webmaster's Commentary: 

But the US wants to be oh so careful about not harming those opium farmers!

Jan 16 07:34

CHEAP AFGHAN HEROIN FLOODING INTO THE UNITED STATES

A lethal combination of rock bottom prices combined with a spike in the potency and availability of heroin on Massachusetts streets has led to a startling increase in the number of heroin-related deaths in recent years.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Relinked in light of yet another announcement that US troops will NOT be harming the opium poppies in Afghanistan.

Jan 16 07:33

WHAT OUR CHILDREN ARE DYING FOR IN AFGHANISTAN

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Relinked in light of yet another announcement that US troops will NOT be harming the opium poppies in Afghanistan.


Jan 16 07:30

Afghan surge troops won't target drug crops

Thousands of extra Marines pouring into Afghanistan's opium-growing heartland will go after those who process drugs but not those who grow the crop, the commander of U.S. Marines in the area said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So, the overt explanation is that we don't want to harm the poppy farmers, but in theory arresting or killing the poppy farmer's customers is harmless, right?

Folks, we went through this during Vietnam.; The only opium processors being arrested are the competition for American drug criminals.

Jan 16 07:15

Who Are The Terrorist?

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Jan 16 06:22

Intelligence Agencies Are Their Achilles Heel

Lynchpins hold the various elements of a complex structure together.

America's intelligence agencies are the lynchpins, used by the International Monetary/Banking Cartel to enforce their various agendas on the US government.

Decades ago, Congress lost control of our intelligence agencies, making a parody of the system of "checks and balances" envisioned by our founding fathers. Today, the foreign Monetary Cartel controls all three of our branches of government through their ownership of what has never really been "our" intelligence services.

Jan 16 06:15

Edgar J. Steele Survives A Heart Incident... Barely

"The reports of my death are greatly exaggerated." --- Mark Twain

The Road to Hell is Paved with Bailout Money

My name is Edgar J. Steele.

Life is funny. Death isn't. Trust me on this one. I died on November 21, 2009.

January 15, 2010

Jan 15 21:42

Oesophageal cancer cell errors threaten research

Dozens of cancer studies may be thrown into doubt by the discovery that researchers inadvertently used the wrong type of cancer cells.

The "cell lines", according to the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, were supplied as samples of oesophageal cancer.

However, tests show they contained other types of tumour, including lung and bowel.

The Dutch researchers say this could put major trials of drugs in doubt.


Jan 15 21:38

Rising military suicides

More U.S. military personnel have taken their own lives so far in 2009 than have been killed in either the Afghanistan or Iraq wars this year, according to a Congressional Quarterly compilation of the latest statistics from the armed services.

As of Tuesday, at least 334 members of the military services have committed suicide in 2009, compared with 297 killed in Afghanistan and 144 who died in Iraq, the figures show.

Jan 15 21:27

Smuggling fuels Gaza's stalled economy

Can you spot the deliberate mistake on this page?

Clue

Jan 15 20:55

Haiti Update, From shock to desperation

15 January 2010
Haiti Update
by Phil Johnson

My friend Ron Pierre, board president for Baptist Haiti Mission, sent this update:

Jan 15 18:19

Chambersburg man says state troopers storm his home, drag him down after he makes parking comment

When a Chambersburg man left the grocery store Sunday afternoon, he thought it was nervy that someone parked a pickup truck in the fire lane beside the entrance, so he asked the driver what gave him the privilege. The driver was an off-duty state police trooper, and by the end of the night the man with the question was in jail with facial injuries and charges pending against him.



Pixfuture
Jan 15 18:07

Swine flu was as elusive as WMD. The real threat is mad scientist syndrome

Remember the warnings of 65,000 dead? Health chiefs should admit they were wrong – yet again – about a global pandemic

Jan 15 17:40

'Even Charles Manson could beat him now'

One year after his election, Barack Obama's approval rating is lower at this stage than for any US president since Eisenhower. So why has the optimism surrounding his victory disappeared so suddenly?

Jan 15 17:39

Murdoch Community Paper Erects Pay Wall

The Standard-Times in New Bedford, Mass., began putting some of its content behind a pay wall this week, the first community paper owned by Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp. to charge for online news...

In an announcement, Standard-Times Publisher Mary Harrington said the charge was a result of a change in the business model for newspapers, “and we need to change to reflect that.”

The paper allows free access to international and national news and up to 10 local stories a month. Beyond that, only a lead paragraph is displayed, along with a prompt to subscribe to online content.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Well, we're not linking to them any more!

Jan 15 16:57

HISTORIC PROTEST AT CIA HQ: NO MURDEROUS DRONES

Come One! Come All! Bring the Kids. Show them how kids their age around the world are dying daily for Empire building and world domination. Daddy, how much did you make on the war today? Cheney the Clown will be there to hand out depleted uranium treats for the kids, making disfigured balloon animals and possibly selling your child into sexual slavery for the CIA to profit from or at least use as throwaway assets!!! I'll even be there, so look for me, [Redacted]. I'll be parking over at Cheney's new Virginia home, since he has ample room, being a new neighbor to CIA and just around the corner from the protest. I wonder if he brought down property values upon moving in?


Jan 15 16:40

Sovereign Debt Crisis Coming As Recovery Stalls

Bloomberg is reporting Greek Markets Rattled as EU Says Deficit Forecasts ‘Unreliable’.

The New York Times is reporting German Economy Contracts 5 Percent in 2009.

States In Serious Trouble

California Cash Crunch

Jan 15 14:58

FLASHBACK - Bali bomb 'mastermind' al-Farouq allowed to escape?

If Al-Farouk was working for the CIA, then surely he would be allowed to escape.

Jan 15 14:43

U.S. economy hit by perfect storm



Xmas w/o borders
Jan 15 14:40

'Israeli Fritzl' with harem of up to 30 wives and 60 children arrested on suspicion of incest and sexual abuse

Israeli police have arrested a 60-year-old self-styled Jewish sage with a reported harem of up to 30 wives and 60 children on suspicion of incest and sexual abuse.

Goel Ratzon, who has been dubbed by the local media as ‘Israel’s Josef Fritzl’ is alleged to have kept the women and children as ‘slaves’ in squalid apartments around Tel Aviv.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

For those who do not recall, here is the story on Josef Fritzl.

If these are "God's Chosen", then God is a sick bastard!

Jan 15 14:22

California Gets Slammed Next Week

California will be hit hard by an onslaught of major storms next week. This is a big deal, folks. Something we haven't seen the likes of in quite some time.

Powerful ocean storms are going to play tag with tropical moisture all week long, and quite a bit of that moisture will be pumped into the West Coast. California will probably get the worst of it, but the storms will produce rain all the way to British Columbia.

Jan 15 14:22

Animals Fed Genetically Modified Foods are Different

In a landmark ruling, the NZ Commerce Commission has accepted evidence from Prof Jack Heinemann, from an exhaustive review of the literature and on the basis of his own extensive professional experience, that animals fed on GM components ARE different from those which are reared using non-GM feed. This is a direct challenge to EFSA and FSA, who have maintained consistently that there are no differences between GM- fed and non-GM-fed animals, and that there is therefore no need for labelling or segregation of feed supplies to meet consumer demand for GM-free products.

Jan 15 14:21

School Cafeterias in San Francisco Removing Corn Syrup From Choc. Milk

The cartons of chocolate milk served in San Francisco Unified School District cafeterias will no longer contain the highly debated sweetener high fructose corn syrup (HFCS). A product containing sucrose will be offered to students beginning the first week in February.

Jan 15 14:08

Filmmaker Loach urges cultural boycott of Israel

The acclaimed British director and winner of Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival, Ken Loach, has called for the boycott of Israeli movies at the international film festivals and cultural events.

“The massacres and state terrorism in Gaza make the showcasing of Israeli films in various sections of international film festivals unacceptable,” Loach was quoted as saying at a ceremony commemorating Israeli offensive on the besieged Gaza Strip by IRNA.

“Tel Aviv sponsors various international film festivals with the intention to open the way for Israeli films.”

Jan 15 14:07

HACKERS ALREADY EXPLOITING HAITI QUAKE FOR THEIR PERSONAL GAIN

Cybercriminals quickly mobilized following the news of a massive earthquake that hit Haiti on Tuesday, by introducing several hundred compromised domains embedded with bogus blackhat seo (search engine optimization) content related to Red Cross donations and general Haiti earthquake relief information.

Jan 15 14:00

Euro zone finmins out of patience with Greece-sources

Ministers from the 16 countries using the euro will discuss the unreliable Greek statistics on Monday after a European Commission report showed Greece had for years deliberately misreported budget deficit data because the statistics system was open to political influence.

Jan 15 13:44

QUAKES - WHOLE LOTTA SHAKIN' GOING ON!!!!!!!

MAGNITUDE 6.0 EARTHQUAKE - SOUTH OF THE MARIANA ISLANDS
MAG 4.0 OKLAHOMA
MAGNITUDE 5.7 - SUCRE, VENEZUELA
5.6 EQ IN HOKKAIDO -- JAPAN

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Is the Earth starting to hatch?????? :)

Jan 15 13:25

Floor collapses at Swedish Weight Watchers clinic

The floor of a Weight Watchers clinic in Växjö in south central Sweden collapsed.

the gravity hate us because our freedom...

Jan 15 12:10

Former Red Cross chief faces court in fraud case

The trio are believed to have shared 5.7 million kronor from the Red Cross and pocketed a sum of 2.5 million kronor from the Swedish Cancer Society.

Those greedy jokers are all over the place it seems.

The corruption by the RED CROSS has been well known for many years.
If anyone of you guys want to donate, do that to doctors with out borders.

Jan 15 11:43

O'Reilly: Sarah Palin, January 12, 2010

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Palin gets her shot at stardom and returns the favor by supporting an attack on Iran.

Jan 15 11:31

Leading Israeli daily threatens to deploy ‘world Jewish capital’ against Turkey

A commentator in the leading daily Yediot Aharonot said the Foreign Ministry had “done well” to put a dent in Turkish “incitement” and its “anti-Semite policy”. The writer said Israel had considerable leverage against Ankara, since “world Jewish capital” could boycott Turkey and exacerbate its “deteriorating” economic situation…

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Yeah, well, you guys tried that once before...

... and I recall that kinda backfired on you.

Jan 15 11:25

ISRAEL PROTECTS THE ‘HUMAN RIGHTS’ OF SEX OFFENDERS

The Supreme Court of Israel has officially lost its collective mind.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Read this one carefully.

Jan 15 11:22

Hair today, gone tomorrow: FBI artists take bin Laden to the barber

The FBI has published fresh photographs of Osama bin Laden in an attempt to track down the al-Qaeda leader.

Jan 15 10:55

Johnson&Johnson recalls more Tylenol lots and some Motrin caplets due to mouldyodour

Johnson&Johnson expanded a recall of over-the-counter medications Friday, the second time it has done so in less than a month because of a mouldy smell that has made users sick.

Johnson&Johnson says the smell is caused by small amounts of a chemical associated with the treatment of wooden pallets.

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How did the chemical get into securely sealed product containers?
Methinks there is an 800 pound rat in the room.

Jan 15 10:43

Is a U.S. Default Inevitable?

Backing up Blankfein’s plea of ignorance and incomprehension is this: The crisis killed Lehman Brothers and would have killed every one of them had not the Treasury and Fed, neither of which saw it coming, either, intervened with hundreds of billions in bailout cash.

Yet there were those who warned a housing bubble was being created like the dot-com bubble; others who predicted the Empire of Debt was coming down. As, today, there are those warning that the United States, with consecutive deficits running 10 percent of gross domestic product, is risking an eventual default on its national debt.

Webmaster's Commentary: 
Jan 15 10:43

Democrats Going Down in Flames

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Can we use Republicans to beat down the flames?

Jan 15 10:02

Inflation Rises Slightly in 2009, as Wages Dip 1.6 Percent

Consumer inflation was tame in 2009, with prices rising 2.7 percent. Yet families felt squeezed as their spending power sank in the face of falling wages, job losses and higher prices for energy, medical care and education.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

No "green shoots of hope" in these numbers, for sure.

Jan 15 10:00

U.S. to further raise airline security, official says

The Department of Homeland Security is further increasing aviation security in response to intelligence indicating Islamist terrorists were planning another attack on the United States.

The new regulations — which are to be announced later Thursday — were not described in detail, but a senior U.S. official told NBC News on condition of anonymity that they would include further in-flight restrictions in passengers’ movement, more random pre-flight screening of passengers and an increase in the number of federal air marshals on flights.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Just when the US needs to not "kneecap" the aviation and hospitality industries any further, what do they do?

Precisely that.

These new regulations have nothing to do with safety; this is about demonstrating to the American people that they no longer have any rights, and Code Napoleon Law prevails in this country.

This means that now, every one of us is now assumed to be guilty until proven innocent.

This is a the kind of posture taken by a government which is very afraid of its own people.

Jan 15 09:52

U.S. Preparing for Potential New Wave of Haitians Fleeing North

"Guantanamo is going to be an enormously valuable asset as we go through this," State Department Spokesman P.J. Crowley told reporters on Thursday, speaking generally about U.S. efforts to help Haiti. "[Guantanamo] is in the vicinity. ... So we're identifying all of the assets in the region that we can use in order to stage operations."

Once at the Guantanamo facility, the refugees would be supervised by the Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, which oversees the facility and has contracted the Florida-based Geo Group firm to manage day-to-day operations.

Officials involved with the center emphasized that no decision has been made concerning possible refugees from Haiti, but officials said they are prepared just in case.

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GITMO?!?!?

ARE YOU FLIPPING KIDDING ME?

After the hell these people have endured,that the US government is even thinking about warehousing themat GITMO betrays a human insensitivity right up there with the callous treatment victims of Hurricane Katrina received.

Jan 15 09:39

Possible peacekeeping role for US troops in Haiti

The US relief mission in Haiti remains focused on saving lives but American troops could be called on to help keep order if security deteriorates, officials said.

"At this time we're not seeing any security concerns," a defense official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, told AFP.

But he added: "Soldiers and Marines are trained to conduct security operations if they need to."

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As reported in:

http://www.encyclopedia.com/doc/1G2-3401700108.html

Other exports include cocoa and essential oils for the cosmetics and pharmaceutical industries. Haiti has become a major transshipment point for illegal drug trafficking.

One has to wonder, looking at what happened in Afghanistan after the invasion and occupation, and how illicit drug traffic exploded, if this is why the US sent in soldiers and marines, but not the Army Corp of Engineers.

Jan 15 09:22

Report: Turkey warns Lebanon that Israel may be planning attack

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan this week warned Lebanese leaders that Israel may be planning an attack on its northern neighbor, Lebanese sources told the London-based Arabic language daily A-Sharq al-Awsat on Thursday.

At a meeting in Ankara with Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri and President Michel Suleiman on Monday, Erdogan declared that Israel was endangering world peace by using exaggerated force against the Palestinians, breaching Lebanon's air space and waters and for not revealing the details of its nuclear program

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Israel has been testing Lebanon's airspace to see if it can get Lebanon to shoot back as an excuse to start another military confrontation here.

And this time, if Israel attacks, it will go all the way to the Litani River, as they are getting desperately short of clean water.

Jan 15 09:10

Secure your checked bags -- fly with a gun

VIA Lew Rockwell

Many airports won't let you effectively lock your suitcases when you fly, and the new limits on carry-on luggage thanks to moisture-terror-hysteria mean it's open season for unscrupulous TSA employees and baggage handlers who want to help themselves to expensive cameras and other valuable in checked bags.

But once you add a gun -- even a starter pistol -- to your luggage, it gets extra-locked, gains new tracking privileges, and is subject to heightened scrutiny all the way to your destination.

Jan 15 08:58

Insane air board's new role: Tire Nazis

Too much. CARB is interpeting AB 32 in such absurdly broad fashion it wants to deputize the state's auto boards to bully all vehicle owners. It's too much for Brian Stiver, director of the state Department of Consumer Affairs, and Sherry Mehl, chief of the state Bureau of Auto Repairs:

Unless (Automotive Service Providers) offer the (tire check/inflation) service for free to the consumer and the consumer accepts it, the regulation would have the effect of either forcing the ASPs to check tires without the consent of the consumer in violation of the ... Automotive Repair Act, or force ASPs to refuse to provide any repair services at all to the consumer. These are legally untenable options ...

Jan 15 08:29

No Entry For Arabs

Anyone observing Israel these days - and the hazing to which the Turkish ambassador was subjected is only the latest example - sees the neighborhood bully. Anyone who cares about self-preservation will stay away from this hard-hearted, dull-witted madman whose sole guiding principle is "national honor" - or in other words, sowing strife and dissension that undermines the state's interests.

Yet this bull-in-a-china-shop behavior toward other countries is dwarfed by the mad frenzy at home. Ever since they were sworn in, the cabinet and Knesset have been competing over which will make life harder for the state's Arab citizens. And the climax of this frenzy was reached over land.

Jan 15 08:27

American Acts of Terrorism? Say It Isn't So!

The following is a list,which can can be easily substantiated online and/or with a visit to your local library in case you doubt the well known validity of each massacre, displays an attack (i.e. bombing) and terrorist act committed by the United States of America against a sovereign nation since WWII

Jan 15 08:25

Livni Slams Netanyahu; Says Turkey Has to Choose a Side

As the most recent confrontation with Turkey, over Israeli Deputy Foreign Minister Danny Ayalon humiliating Turkish ambassador to Israel Ahmet Oguz Celikkol on Tuesday, began to abate, Kadima and opposition leader Tzipi Livni said that Ankara would have to decide which side to align itself with.

Jan 15 07:57

Members of Iran's Baha'i minority charged with spying on trial

Seven members of Iran's Baha'i minority are on trial on charges of spying and acting against the country's national security, state media reported.

According to state TV website, the charges against them also include co-operating with archenemy Israel, gathering classified documents and "corruption on earth" - an Islamic term for crimes punishable with the death sentence in Iran.

Jan 15 07:47

Have You Seen this Man? An "Aged" Osama Bin Laden With Gray Hair, No Beard

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... in other words, Osama will look like the new actor we hired to replace the guy who died in 2001.

Jan 15 07:45

FBI Times Square Billboard Mirrors Running Man Police State

The FBI’s unveiling of a digital billboard in Times Square as part of an effort to enlist public help in finding suspects and displaying other “security messages” sounds like a hybrid of George Orwell’s 1984 and the wacky dictatorship portrayed in the 1987 Arnold Schwarzenegger movie The Running Man.

“The FBI’s most wanted will soon be staring at tourists in Times Square. The agency will unveil a digital billboard there Friday,” reports the Associated Press.

“It will air pictures of fugitives and missing persons. It also will publicize high-priority security messages. Besides criminals, it will draw attention to kidnap victims and missing children. The FBI hopes the public can help find them.”

Jan 15 07:44

Gerald Celente on The Regular Guys Show

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