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April 4, 2009

Apr 04 10:56

The Smooth Criminal Transition from Bush/Cheney to Obama

To sober, clear-eyed observers of history and political deception, the ascension of Barack Obama held the promise for unprecedented new dangers: a revitalized New World Order, led by the Anglo-American empire’s neoliberal criminal faction and an iconic, deceptive new facilitator; and a continuation of Bush/Cheney criminality and war, under smarter and much more effective management.

Now, just months into their tenure, the Barack Obama administration has more than fulfilled the promises he made to his elite constituency, deepening the mass destruction of Bush/Cheney, while charming its victims all over the world into enjoying their own demise.

Apr 04 10:50

Toxic Asset Plan Will Leave The Same Amount Of Toxic Assets In The System, But With the Taxpayers Now Liable For Most Of The Losses

The government is guaranteeing 85% of the value of the toxic assets.

So the taxpayers (who anteed up for the bailout funds which the banks are now using to purchase the assets) will again pick up the tab when the assets turn out to not be worth as much as the banks are paying for them.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

At the end of the day, in the way this deal has been structured, it is We the People, We the Taxpayers who are winding up getting screwed twice.

Angry yet?!?!?

Apr 04 10:43

US Envoy Writes of Israeli Threats

In the wake of the accusation by Chas Freeman that his nomination to lead the National Intelligence Council was derailed by an "Israeli lobby," a forthcoming memoir by another distinguished ambassador adds stunning new charges to the debate. The ambassador, John Gunther Dean, writes that over the years he not only came under pressure from pro-Israeli groups and officials in Washington but also was the target of an Israeli-inspired assassination attempt in 1980 in Lebanon, where he had opened links to the Palestine Liberation Organization.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

With "friends" like Israel........

Apr 04 10:39

U.N. official pleads for opening of Gaza borders

The top U.N. aid official in the Gaza Strip urged Israel Friday to ease restrictions on the flow of goods into the conflict-torn territory, saying they were "devastating" for the people.

"It's wholly and totally inadequate," John Ging, head of the U.N. Relief and Works Agency in Gaza, said about the amount of goods Israel permits into the territory, where some 1.5 million Palestinians live.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Memo to John Ging: you are wasting your breath.

The only thing (which will happen when pigs fly) that will stop Israel from continuing this siege is for a universal, global stop to any aid, military or monetary.

Let us hope that the increasing alternative media focus on what Israel has done - and continues to do - in Gaza will open at least some eyes on what is happening her.



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Finco Bayano
Apr 04 10:32

All Unclear Over Israeli Policy

How genuine is Israel’s new leadership about peace when the Prime Minister says that he will go a long way towards striving for a settlement with the Palestinians, but purposefully omits to endorse an independent Palestinian state; and, when his foreign minister warns, "If you want peace, prepare for war," a blunt statement on which the prime minister stays studiously silent?

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Where I a betting person, I would almost be willing to bet that there will be no real push for peace or for a Palestinian state under Netanyahu's watch.

What there will be will be further escalation of attacks in Gaza, and massive ethnic cleansing of Palestinians in Jerusalem... and, oh, perhaps an attack against Iran on top of this.

And to Fatah and Hamas; unless the leadership of your organizations find a way to let egos go, and create a unified political front with which to confront the Israeli political structure, there will be no Palestinian state.

Apr 04 10:20

Nazi camp guard wins right to stay in US

A Nazi death camp guard accused of helping to kill some 29,000 Jews during World War II has won the right to remain in the United States for now, an immigration judge has ruled.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

He fed the camp guard dogs.

Apr 04 10:18

ACTS OF VIOLENCE ASSOCIATED WITH ANTI-DEPRESSANTS

Apr 04 10:16

Inside Obama's bank CEOs meeting

“My administration,” the president added, “is the only thing between you and the pitchforks.”


Apr 04 10:09

Rocket Fuel Chemical Found in Baby Formula

When a parent puts a bottle of baby formula to a child's lips, the parent might not know exactly what ingredients are in that thick, nutritionally packed mix. But rocket fuel? That's not an ingredient many expect to find.

The two brands with the highest levels -- more than double that of the other milk-based products -- command 87 percent of the market share for infant formula.

The report does not specify the brand names of any formula tested.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

There is no safe level of perchlorate, and that's the problem.

And of course, for the CDC, in choosing not to name and shame the companies involved in this practice, corporate profits appear to trump your baby's health, every time.

And as reported at:

http://blog.syracuse.com/family/2008/11/melamine_found_in_topselling_u...

This isn't the first time there have been problems with infant formula. Remember the melamine contamination of infant formula, discovered by AP last year?

And in an article covering this, the following statement was made:
"The three firms -- Abbott Laboratories, Nestle and Mead Johnson -- manufacture more than 90 percent of all infant formula produced in the United States."

If you are an infant's mom or dad, and have been using these products, or have friends or families who are, you might want to consider stopping the use of these products, and see what organic alternatives you might want to start feeding your baby.

Will the cost be higher?? Absolutely. But your baby's good health and development have to be worth it.

Apr 04 10:05

Missouri MIAC Documents Scandal Leads to Advisory on SPLC & ADL

The Southern Poverty Law Center was cited as a research source for the 'Missouri Documents'. Furthermore, the attempt of these documents to cast suspicion of violent and life threatening behavior on millions of Americans who are concerned about these issues is consistent with the regularly released political materials of both the SPLC and ADL.

Apr 04 09:40

THE CHURCH AT SALEM

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Website of church seized for refusing to incorporate as a 501(C)3

Apr 04 09:30

Financial industry paid millions to Obama aide

Lawrence H. Summers, the top economic adviser to President Obama, earned more than $5 million last year from the hedge fund D. E. Shaw and collected $2.7 million in speaking fees from Wall Street companies that received government bailout money, the White House disclosed Friday in releasing financial information about top officials.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Notice this news came out on a Friday, which - for any White House Staff - is their favorite day for dumping news, because they figure no one will be paying attention.

Memo the the White House staff: WRONG!!!!!!


Apr 04 09:08

Beware the cult of Obama

Presidential cultishness can be found all across the political spectrum. It’s a pathology that needs to be rooted out, because when we swoon over the man who holds the office, we risk making the presidency far more powerful than it was ever intended to be.

Apr 04 09:02

Another Example of How Gun Control Kills

Gun control laws not only result in needless deaths of those who otherwise could have armed and protected themselves, but they also inoculate the people to the fact that we're all responsible for protecting ourselves and our own families in the first place, and therefore brainwash us into believing we should ultimately place our fate in the hands of the state.

Apr 04 09:00

Online Ads Closing In On Newspaper Ads

Apr 04 08:59

Diana Palin, Sarah Palin's Sister-In-Law, Arrested For Breaking Into Home

Police say Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin's sister-in-law is accused of breaking into the same home twice to steal money.


Apr 04 08:59

Peter Schiff: Abolish Taxes Completely

Why not just abolish it completely? How about a flat-tax of zero. Why don’t we shrink government and have a much smaller national tax. It’s far less destructive to our economy and people don’t have to surrender their individual rights to privacy in order to comply with tax law?

Apr 04 08:50

'Sexting' Hysteria Falsely Brands Educator as Child Pornographer

The investigation was inconclusive, but led to a stunning aftermath: Oei himself was charged with possession of child pornography and related crimes -- charges that threatened to brand him a sex offender and land him in prison for up to seven years. Transferred from his school and isolated from colleagues, Oei spent $150,000 and a year of his life defending himself in a Kafkaesque legal nightmare triggered by a determined county prosecutor and nurtured by a growing hysteria over technology-enabled child porn at America's schools.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

BURN THE WITCH! BURN THE WITCH!

Apr 04 08:48

ISRAEL ON TRIAL

George Bisharat has broken through in the Saturday New York Times with a devastating op- ed detailing Israel’s violations of international law in Gaza. This is a potential turning point in Americans’ understanding of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

The New York Times will surely be flooded with letters. Please write your letter supporting Bisharat’s position today.

Letters to the editor should be under 150 words and include your name, address, and phone number(s) for verification purposes. Please send your letter to letters@nytimes.com today.

Apr 04 08:47

ROTTING IN DENIAL

Facing unprecedented outcry over its recent genocidal blitzkrieg on the Gaza Strip, Israel is once again denying the obvious and accusing its accusers and critics of having a “fixation on Israel” and of “harbouring anti- Semitism”.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"You guys only bitch about Hitler because you HATE GERMANS!!!!!"


Apr 04 08:46

You know the justice system is upside down when even Ed dodges questions about a farmer who shot a would-be thief

There would be no story if somebody's sticky fingers didn't rip off the guy's quad.

But they do and there is a story and, in less than a week, a farmer trying to protect his property faces a longer list of criminal charges and tougher beefs than the alleged perp.

Apr 04 08:33

New York Times threatens to shut Boston Globe

The New York Times Co (NYT.N) has threatened to shut The Boston Globe unless the newspaper's unions agree to $20 million in concessions, the Globe reported on Friday, quoting union leaders.

Apr 04 08:31

They Hate Us for Our Freedom

The "they" I am referring to is our own government. Apparently the Phoenix Police were tired of one Jeff Pataky who maintains and website and a blog that focuses on misfeasance involving Phoenix police. The police served him with a search warrant and took his computer, cable modem, and wireless routeramong other items. Pataky has a network of police sources who informed him that the search was done purposely to quite his criticisms.

Apr 04 08:30

Police shoot woman on King Street

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Honolulu Police shoot a homeless woman.


Apr 04 08:27

DNA going untested in cases throughout L.A. County

Dozens of police departments throughout Los Angeles County routinely have not tested DNA evidence collected in rape and sexual assault cases, and are unable to accurately account for thousands of pieces of evidence that could potentially help solve crimes, according to a report to be released today.

Apr 04 08:26

Jury awards $2.3 million in LAPD harassment case

Officer Melissa Borck, 45, said she suffered discrimination and abuse while she was at the Los Angeles Police Department's Valley Traffic Division in 1996, and was retaliated against for reporting the harassment to Internal Affairs. The unanimous jury verdict comes a decade after Borck first filed the lawsuit in April, 1999. A mistrial was declared after her first trial in 2007 because of juror misconduct.

Apr 04 08:26

LAPD officer is accused of torching his car and lying about his shooting

A Los Angeles police officer who said he was shot in an off-duty incident early this year lied to investigators about the attack and, weeks earlier, intentionally set fire to his own luxury sports car in a scheme to collect an insurance payment, according to charges filed by prosecutors late Wednesday.

Apr 04 08:25

Feith Dares Obama to Enforce the Law

"If President Barack Obama and the prosecutors see a crime to be prosecuted, they can act," Feith wrote.

In fact, the job is Eric Holder's and the choice is no choice at all. Holder is legally required to prosecute those whom evidence suggests have engaged in, ordered, or otherwise facilitated torture. That list includes Doug Feith, but it most prominently includes George W. Bush and Richard B. Cheney, both of whom have admitted to authorizing torture in televised interviews. Feith is absolutely right that it makes the most sense to prosecute first and foremost those who actually gave the orders. Spain makes itself look a bit silly starting with those lower down, but you can imagine the xenophobic bile that would be gushing out of the Wall Street Journal if Spain had begun with Dubya.


Apr 04 08:24

Pentagon fires Khadr's lawyer

He had become the most vocal opponent of the trial of Guantanamo Bay detainee Omar Khadr, taking on a position more akin to politician than lawyer and launching a two-year public and media campaign that landed him on the front pages of newspapers and inside glossy magazines.

But U.S. Navy lawyer William Kuebler's role as the Pentagon-appointed defender of 22-year-old Khadr came to an end today when he was fired from the case.

An internal investigation by Guantanamo's Chief Defence lawyer, Col. Peter Masciola, had been launched into Kuebler's conduct in February following months of backroom fighting among the Pentagon's defence team. Kuebler had accused Masciola of a "conflict of interest."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Well, that's one way to guarantee a conviction!

Apr 04 08:23

Chosen People's Choices

Speaks for itself.

Apr 04 08:22

Proof that Geithner's Bank Plan Is a Massive Giveaway to the Bastards Who Started This Mess

Recall the Geithner Bank Plan in a nutshell: private investors will partner with the government to buy those "toxic" assets off of struggling "zombie banks." The buyers would put about 7 percent of the purchase price down, and the Treasury Department would match that with another 7 or so percent. Then the FDIC would offer government-backed loans for the remainder.

If the assets were to recover their value and turn a profit down the road, the investors would split the profits with the government. But if they don't -- if their values continue to tank, and it's entirely likely many will -- then you and I and everyone else we know who pays taxes will be on the hook for the lion's share of the losses.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And because of the loosening of the mark-to-market restrictions, the banks can revalue the assets upward, GUARANTEEING that they will never sell at a profit.

Apr 04 08:20

Stunning Government Billion-Dollar Giveaway to Paper Companies in the Works

Thanks to an obscure tax provision, the United States government stands to pay out as much as $8 billion this year to the ten largest paper companies. And get this: even though the money comes from a transportation bill whose manifest intent was to reduce dependence on fossil fuel, paper mills are adding diesel fuel to a process that requires none in order to qualify for the tax credit. In other words, we are paying the industry--handsomely--to use more fossil fuel. "Which is," as a Goldman Sachs report archly noted, the "opposite of what lawmakers likely had in mind when the tax credit was established."



Lockerdome
Apr 04 08:17

State tourism in 'crisis mode'

Hawaii's visitor industry is in "crisis mode" and it will take cooperation from community, government and business leaders to keep the entire economy from floundering during the downturn, according to Hawaii economist Leroy Laney, who released a tourism report yesterday commissioned by First Hawaiian Bank.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

My letter to the editors of the Star Bulletin, and please send one to them yourselves.

The fastest way to stop the loss of tourism is to stop Homeland (In)security and the TSA from treating our tourists like they are prisoners of war as they arrive at and leave our islands.

Survey after survey after survey shows that US tourism is in decline because of the police state atmosphere of the airports and shipping terminals. All this fondling and groping and peeking through our clothes is just a pretend show that the US Government cares about us all as it makes enemies of the rest of the world attacking country after country in a failed bid to convince itself it is not an empire in decline.

Enough already!

In the last 6 months, the US Government has dumped $40,000 in added tax debt onto every living American in order to shower bailouts onto Wall Street. It is time they stop impeding our businesses so that we have a small chance to pay it all off.

Apr 04 08:08

Bankers rage at G20 'witch hunt' against bonuses and buccaneers

Apr 04 08:05

Bank of America May Increase Salaries for Investment Bankers

Bank of America Corp. plans to increase some investment bankers’ salaries by as much as 70 percent following the takeover earlier this year of Merrill Lynch & Co., people familiar with the proposal said.

Apr 04 08:02

The Death Of Martin Luther King


Apr 04 08:01

MARTIN LUTHER KING - THE FATAL SHOT CAME FROM A DIFFERENT DIRECTION

Apr 04 07:57

Hedge fund paid Obama adviser Summers $5.2 million

Lawrence Summers, a top economic adviser to U.S. President Barack Obama, was paid about $5.2 million by hedge fund D.E. Shaw in the past year, financial disclosure forms released by the White House showed on Friday.

Summers, a former U.S. Treasury secretary and Harvard University president, also was paid $2.7 million in speaking fees by a range of organizations and companies, including several troubled Wall Street financial firms, they showed.

Apr 04 07:56

ADL: Whine whine whine whine whine Holocaust whine whine some more whine kindly beat the crap out of anyone who questions whine ...

Apr 04 07:53

The Modern Art of Cluelessness.

I supposed we could chicken and egg it to death, whether the leaders or the people themselves are responsible for the state of the world. We know that the majority of the leaders are self-aggrandizing scum who line their pockets and the pockets of the ones who own them with the fruits of the industry of common labor. We know they have no shame. These days they do it right in front of their victims and then laugh about it. The people play their part in this vicious cycle as you can see here. This has been done before by others and Jay Leno used to have it as a part of his show in the feature called “Jaywalk”. I honestly don’t know what to make of something like this but the leaders certainly do.


Apr 04 07:52

FLASHBACK - The BBC's 'WTC 7 Collapsed At 4:54 p.m.' Videos

At 21:54 GMT on 9/11/2001 the BBC announced that WTC 7 had collapsed. There was just one problem with this news: WTC 7 did not collapse until 22:20 GMT.

Apr 04 07:49

Active Thermitic Material Discovered in Dust from the 9/11 World Trade Center Catastrophe

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Folks, this is a major story and will be totally ignored by ABCNNBBCBS.

This is a peer-reviewed report in a science journal which confirms the presence of a manufactured material consisting of tiny flakes of aluminum metal coated with iron oxide discovered at four different locations in the wreckage of the World Trade Center.

Aluminum and iron oxide, mixed equally by weight, is the classic recipe for thermite. This material is very fine, increasing its burn speed, and apparently has some additional components (besides the very fine granular size) which lower the ignition temperature.

This report directly contradicts the official government claim that there was no trace of internal explosives in the ruins of the World Trade Center.

See Thermite and the WTC Collapses

See 9/11: All In One Chunk

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WRH 9-11 story
Apr 04 07:30

Gunman kills 13 in New York siege

Pakistani Taleban leader Baitullah Mehsud called the BBC in Islamabad to claim responsibility for the attack.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The Bovine Excrement Meter just fell out of the bracket.

Apr 04 06:33

UN appoints Gaza war investigator

he United Nations has appointed a former war crimes prosecutor to investigate offences allegedly committed by Israeli and Palestinian fighters during Israel's war on Gaza.

Richard Goldstone, a Jewish judge from South Africa, will lead a fact-finding team on the mission, ordered by the Human Rights Council in January.


Apr 04 04:26

BBC Reports: Pakistani Taleban claim responsibility for the attack in Binghamton NY

BBC - Pakistani Taleban leader Baitullah Mehsud called the BBC in Islamabad to claim responsibility for the attack.
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[This is the only line in the story referencing this claim]

Apr 04 00:44

SJC puts limit on pat-down searches

Massachusetts: The state's highest court ordered police yesterday to stop pat-frisking suspected drug dealers for weapons unless they have specific information the person is armed or has a history of violence, in a decision that one judge said will put officers at risk.

Apr 04 00:07

Senate Measure For Fed Bailout Disclosure Is Not Good Enough

The Senate has introduced a measure into the budget blueprint for fiscal 2010 asking the Federal Reserve to disclose the names of institutions that received bailout money. Good, but not good enough, because it will not be enforced.


April 3, 2009

Apr 03 21:09

Evidence of thermitic material (explosives) in WTC dust published in peer reviewed journal

Formally published in a peer-reviewed Chemical Physics journal, today:

Active Thermitic Material Discovered in Dust from the 9/11 World Trade Center Catastrophe” by Niels H. Harrit, Jeffrey Farrer, Steven E. Jones, Kevin R. Ryan, Frank M. Legge, Daniel Farnsworth, Gregg Roberts, James R. Gourley and Bradley R. Larsen

The paper ends with this sentence: “Based on these observations, we conclude that the red layer of the red/gray chips we have discovered in the WTC dust is active, unreacted thermitic material, incorporating nanotechnology, and is a highly energetic pyrotechnic or explosive material.

In short, the paper explodes the official story that “no evidence” exists for explosive/pyrotechnic materials in the WTC buildings.

Apr 03 20:25

Angry British Villagers Stop GOOGLE Maps Car

A Google Street View car with its camera in Amsterdam in March 2009. Angry residents of an English village blocked the driver of a Street View car who was filming the neighbourhood, saying they feared he would encourage burglaries, a report said.

Apr 03 20:09

Flashback - MLK conspiracy trial videos

Some videos from the 1999 civil case brought by the King family in which the jury concluded that US government agencies participated in the assassination plot to kill MLK.

MLK conspiracy trial - Opening statement by King family's attorney William Pepper (2 videos): http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=2FAC077DA71CC8D6

MLK conspiracy trial - Testimony of William Schaap on FBI and CIA Disinfo (8 videos): http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=BA69081DC9C0AE84

MLK conspiracy trial - King family's attorney summation to the jury at the end of the trial (10 videos): http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=6CDDC2D378CC12CD

Written trial transcripts available at:
http://www.thekingcenter.org/news/trial.html

Apr 03 19:01

Biden vows to tackle gun violence after NY massacre

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I told you so. Here comes the "It's all the fault of those mean old guns" crowd!


Apr 03 18:52

Implode-O-Meter ordered to give up sources

Implode Explode Heavy Industries (IEHE), the folks who have brought the world the popular Mortgage Lender Implode-O-Meter, has been ordered to give up the names of their sources who supplied information about The Mortgage Specialists Inc. in a frightening example of how First Amendment rights can be easily trampled.

Apr 03 16:59

Gunman barricaded back door before rampage, police say

Apr 03 16:35

Why isn't the media talking about Charles Freeman?

Apr 03 14:44

Darkside of the Looking Glass

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Hour long flash presentation on how our capital markets have been corrupted.



Pixfuture
Apr 03 14:34

Republican warns of 'gay marriage Mecca'

Iowa Rep. Steve King condemned his state Supreme Court's Friday decision to lift a decade-long ban on same-sex marriage, saying it puts the state in danger of becoming a "gay marriage Mecca."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Shut up and enjoy the tourism dollars!

Apr 03 14:08

Obama to Bankers: “My Administration Is The Only Thing Between You And The Pitchforks.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Actually Obama, look carefully; some of those pitchforks are aimed at you as well!

Apr 03 14:03

YouTube Absorbed By Corporate Machinery: The Amateur-Video Pioneer Begins Transition to Hollywood Vehicle

YouTube will soon unveil a redesign that clearly separates its premium and long-form programming from the user-posted videos that account for most of its activity. According to two sources familiar with Google's plans for YouTube, the new design will do away with the current navigation scheme — which funnels users into "videos," "channels," and "community" categories. That layout will be replaced with a tabbed navigation with clearly defined sections for professional content, ClickZ reports.

Apr 03 13:59

Video - Journalist Robert Fisk describes his deja vue over US invasion of Iraq.

Points out the many similarities and parallels between what the British experienced after they invaded Iraq in 1917 and what the US experiences in Iraq today.


Apr 03 13:59

New York Congressional Election Tied as Officials Prepare for Absentee Count

VOTE FRAUD IN THE MAKING

Democrat Scott Murphy and Republican Jim Tedisco have 77,225 votes each, according to the New York Board of Elections

Apr 03 13:58

U.S. spying from Kyrgyzstan air base: Russian state TV

Russian state television on Friday accused the United States of using its only remaining air base in Central Asia as cover for a wide-scale spying operation.

Apr 03 13:51

Hawaii Wants Navy to Pay for Reef Damage

Hawaii officials said Wednesday they plan to seek money from the U.S. Navy for environmental damage to a coral reef caused by a warship that ran aground in February.

The state said it would file a claim in Admiralty Court for the damage and cost of emergency restoration for the reef, which dates back hundreds of years. Hawaii would also seek money for other coral habitat restoration projects. Officials did not specify a dollar amount, which would be decided by the court.

Apr 03 13:39

Unmask Blocked Calls!

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Got someone who calls you in the middle of the night to scream that you are a @#%ing anti-Semite but their number is blocked>

This website fixes that problem.



Taboola
Apr 03 13:36

New World Order: Still A Conspiracy Theory?

Despite the fact that the term “new world order” was mentioned in connection with the G20 this week hundreds of times by both global leaders and in news reports, it is still regarded as a “conspiracy theory” by that bastion of truthiness, Wikipedia.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I quit reading Wikipedia right after they deleted me!

Apr 03 13:35

UN appoints Gaza war investigator

Richard Goldstone, a Jewish judge from South Africa, will lead a fact-finding team on the mission....

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Okay, I guess we can quit reading right about here.

Apr 03 13:31

Should Obama Control the Internet?

A new bill would give the President emergency authority to halt web traffic and access private data.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Change we can believe in? Hardly! Obama is continuing the same trend towards a police state that Bush did, and this latest attempt to create an "Off" switch on the internet only shows that Obama is the bigg$^&57x...[NO CARRIER]

Apr 03 11:57

Video - Indian Ecologist Vandana Shiva: The Future of Food and Seed

Dr. Shiva asks why regulate natural seeds that have evolved for thousands of years and which cause no harm. "Since it has no harm, it has no need for state regulation." What should be regulated are the genetically modified seeds which do cause harm, including genetic contamination.

She likens the seed wars to India's salt wars when the British empire tried to regulate salt. "Seed doesn't belong to the humans; it belongs to all the species that are nourished by it." And she asserts on behalf of all farmers:

"We will not obey a law that makes it illegal for us to perform our highest ecological duty on earth, which is to save seeds for the future."

Direct link to video:
http://vodpod.com/watch/1474602-vandana-shiva-the-future-of-food-and-s...

Apr 03 11:28

Gunman Kills 13, Wounds 26 at Binghamton Aid Group for Immigrants

The gunman shot and killed himself and may be among the 13 dead, police said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

How @#%ing convenient!

And the initial reports of two other shooters led away in handcuffs have now been denied.

Here is the lesson to be learned from today's shooting,. and please spread this far and wide.

The shooting in Binghamton proves once again that the police cannot and will not arrive in time to prevent crimes, including mass shootings. Had just one person inside the building been carrying a legal firearm, they could have stopped this shooter dead (literally) in his tracks.

LEGALIZE CONCEAL CARRY ACROSS THE NATION NOW!

Apr 03 11:20

Obama's $163,000 Tax Bomb

Families well below the president's 'no-tax' threshold will get a six-figure bill.

Apr 03 11:17

Papers alter Israel cabinet photo

Two ultra-Orthodox Jewish newspapers have altered a photo of Israel's new cabinet, removing two female ministers.

Apr 03 11:13

Gunman takes hostages during shooting spree in New York state

At least 13 people were reported to have been killed and up to 40 thought to have been taken hostage on Friday when a gunman stormed an immigration services centre in western New York state.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Here is the lesson to be learned from today's shooting,. and please spread this far and wide.

The shooting in Binghamton proves once again that the police cannot and will not arrive in time to prevent crimes, including mass shootings. Had just one person inside the building been carrying a legal firearm, they could have stopped this shooter dead (literally) in his tracks.

LEGALIZE CONCEAL CARRY ACROSS THE NATION NOW!

Apr 03 10:59

HOLLYWOOD’S HOLOCAUST DENIAL

Apr 03 10:58

Join Us on Saturday to March on Wall Street! April 4th, 2009

Apr 03 10:58

Oppose $30 Billion Military Aid Package to Israel

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Apr 03 10:57

NYCBI Motorola Boycott Launch 3-30-09

Apr 03 10:41

WHO PROFITS FROM THE OCCUPATION OF PALESTINE

Apr 03 10:41

Expressions of Nakba: Competition and Gallery

Expressions of Nakba is an international competition and exhibition to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the Nakba: the expulsion and dispossession of hundreds of thousands of Palestinians from their homes and land in 1948. The competition strives to present the extraordinary narrative of a dispossessed people through a diverse range of expressions that interpret the collective identity, historic struggle, and emotional experience of the Nakba for Palestinians.

Apr 03 10:40

Yet Another Copyright Lobbying Group Caught Infringing

These days, it's nearly impossible not to infringe on copyright in one way or another during your regular day -- but it's always amusing when big-time copyright supporters are caught infringing (and it seems to happen quite frequently). The latest is musicFIRST, the lobbying group funded (potentially illegally) by the recording industry, which has been pushing a campaign claiming that radio is piracy and demanding that radio stations pay even more royalties than they already do.

But, of course, when it comes to licensing or paying royalties itself... well, you know... that's a different story.

Apr 03 10:38

Reports: At least four people shot, 40 taken hostage in Binghamton, New York

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is starting to reek of a staged event. Or maybe the perps were on anti-depressents.

Get ready for the flood of "GUNS ARE BAD!"

Apr 03 10:35

'Multiple casualties' in US siege in New York

BBC Up to 40 people have been taken hostage and several others shot in the US state of New York, say reports.

Apr 03 10:15

Under New Accounting Rule, Toxic Assets May Be Revalued

The board that sets U.S. accounting rules voted yesterday to let financial firms report higher values for some troubled assets, a controversial step likely to increase some banks' reported earnings but also heighten suspicions that the companies are concealing problems.

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No mention of how mark-to-market led to the Enron disaster.

Apr 03 10:13

Riot police attack peaceful protesters at G20 Climate Camp

Riot police use shields and batons in unprovoked attack on peaceful protesters. It took place at the Climate Camp on Bishopsgate in the City of London during the first day of the G20 protests on Wednesday 1st April 2009.

Apr 03 10:07

What does one TRILLION dollars look like?

What does that look like? I mean, these various numbers are tossed around like so many doggie treats, so I thought I'd take Google's Sketchup app out for a test drive and try to illustrate and get a sense of what exactly a trillion dollars looks like.

Apr 03 10:05

Wartime Operations Order Issued

Starting the countdown to the scheduled rocket launch, the North Korean General Staff issued at 2 P.M. on April 1 an emergency order, “On Keeping a Wartime Operational Status,” to all military organizations and the People’s Army.

Apr 03 09:46

Bushies at Nuremberg?

It looks like Europeans are serious about trying members of the Bush administration for war crimes. It has already been reported that both former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld and former VP Dick Cheney have changed European travel plans at least once after being warned by legal aides there was a chance they’d be arrested if they set foot on European soil. Now, it’s Douglas Feith’s turn.

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Apr 03 09:44

Admiral says war veterans will suffer for years

"This is not a 10-year problem. It is a 50- or 60- or 70-year problem," Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told a lunchtime audience at the Hudson Union Society, a group that promotes nonpartisan debate.

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Something to tell the kiddies about before they get suckered into signing up.

Apr 03 09:43

Clock ticks for Iran despite Obama's offer of talks

The United States will push for new U.N. sanctions against Iran later this year if President Barack Obama's effort to improve relations fails to stop Tehran from pursuing its nuclear program.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Iran's nuclear program is to build a power station, an activity Iran is allowed to do under the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, signed not only by Iran but by the United States.

Furthermore, under the terms of that treaty, specifically Article IV, the United States it not only obligated to allow Iran to build nuclear power stations BUT TO ASSIST THEM IN DOING SO, a sure fire means to make sure that there are no clandestine weapons labs (such as exists underneath Israel's Dimona complex).

Now, looking at the way the rest of the world has dissed the US at the G20, we may see a similar chilling of the international community regarding yet another US war fought for Israel.

Apr 03 09:37

TO BE A PALESTINIAN

To be a Palestinian in this world today is a truly unique experience. You are made to and in fact, begin to feel that you are “different” from everyone else the minute that you start to understand and comprehend what your birthright means for you. By the simple fact of being born on and living on that small piece of real estate between the Jordan River and the Mediterranean Sea , your life takes you on a path that others cannot fully comprehend.

Apr 03 09:36

GEORGE GALLOWAY: “I AM NOT A TERRORIST”

Amid bravos he couldn’t actually hear, George Galloway, the British MP who was controversially barred from Canada for his ties to Hamas, told an Ottawa crowd Thursday he is no terrorist.

“I have instructed my lawyers in Canada to bring an action for defamation against Bernie Farber, the CEO of the Canadian Jewish Congress, and CTV, for comments he made that they allowed him to make,” he said via an Internet connection. “I am not a terrorist. I am not a threat to Canada’s national security.”

Apr 03 09:35

ISRAEL: GUILTY AS CHARGED!

American Lawyers in Gaza: Evidence that Israel Violated International Law, U.S. Domestic Law Implicated

Apr 03 09:34

Who’s the bigger fool….. Israel for lying or the rest of the world for believing them?

Apr 03 09:34

Defending Canadian Arctic Sovereignty

Canada must defend its sovereignty beyond military means. Some of the rhetoric coming from Canada and directed towards Russia is reminiscent of the cold war era. As both countries beef up their military presence in the region, the militarization of the Arctic could serve to only heighten tensions.

Apr 03 09:33

The Goldberg Syndrome

Jeffrey Goldberg, a writer for The Atlantic and a prominent supporter of the Iraq war, has a bone or two to pick with Stephen Walt and John Mearsheimer. Reviewing their book, The Israel Lobby and US Foreign Policy for The New Republic, he disdained "their methodological arrogance, their failure to meet any serious standard of empirical inquiry, their slavish reliance on second- and third-hand works" – this from a "reporter" who, before the invasion of Iraq, wrote two extensive pieces for the New Yorker detailing the now-debunked Bush administration talking point that Saddam Hussein and Osama bin Laden were allies.

Apr 03 09:25

TIME TO BURY THE LONG-DEAD TWO-STATE SOLUTION ONCE AND FOR ALL

The fact is; the Israeli Zionists want to have the West Bank, the Gaza Strip, the Golan Heights and, so they hope, south Lebanon up to the Litani River incorporated into a Greater Israel while the Palestinian people, on the other hand, simply want the lands that were taken from them during the Nakba in 1948, and later, returned to them.

Apr 03 09:13

Tax Resistance - The Moral and Legal Defense

During the Bush years, the elections were stolen wantonly and openly and the mainstream media helped facilitate the fraud. During those years, Americans have seen their retirements funds stolen, the nation's treasure pillaged, their jobs outsourced, their infrustructure dismantled, and their country plunged into a never-ending war crafted by Machiavellian-Neocon minds controlling the White House. Today, under the Obama administration, it looks like Americans will get no respite as the people controlling Obama have more piracy in mind and have gone at it in earnest with never ending taxpayer bailouts of financial institutions and banks.

Apr 03 09:09

One in 10 Americans gets help to buy food

A record 32.2 million people -- one in every 10 Americans -- received food stamps at the latest count, the government said on Thursday, a reflection of the recession now in its 16th month.

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16th month? Funny how nobody thought to tell the American people we were in a recession until October of last year!

Apr 03 09:07

Democrats Duck Bush Torture Probe

Despite now overwhelming evidence that ex-President George W. Bush and many top aides engaged in a systematic policy of illegal torture, national Democrats appear to be shying away from their recommendation last year for a special prosecutor to investigate these apparent war crimes.

Last June, House Judiciary Committee Chairman John Conyers and 55 other congressional Democrats signed a letter to then-Attorney General Michael Mukasey demanding a special prosecutor to investigate the growing body of evidence that Bush administration officials had sanctioned torture, which had been documented by the International Committee of the Red Cross.

Apr 03 09:06

The Growing Storm

Last weekend, the Iraqi government arrested an Awakening Group leader of a Baghdad neighborhood, then moved into the area. With the help of US occupation forces, they disarmed the militiamen under his control, but only after fighting broke out between US-backed Iraqi government security forces and the US-formed Sunni Awakening Group militia. This disturbing event is the realization of what most Iraqis have long feared - that the relative calm in Iraq today would eventually be broken when fighting erupts between these two entities.

Apr 03 09:05

Israel is Changing the Rules of War

The extent of Israel’s brutality against Palestinian civilians in its 22-day pounding of the Gaza Strip is gradually surfacing. Israeli soldiers are testifying to lax rules of engagement tantamount to a license to kill. One soldier commented: "That’s what is so nice, supposedly, about Gaza: You see a person on a road, walking along a path. He doesn’t have to be with a weapon, you don’t have to identify him with anything and you can just shoot him."

What is less appreciated is how Israel is also brutalizing international law, in ways that may long outlast the demolition of Gaza.

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