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"From the days of Spartacus--Weishaupt to those of Karl Marx, and down to Trotsky (Russia), Bela Kun (Hungary), Rosa Luxembourg (Germany), and Emma Goldman (United States), this world--wide conspiracy for the overthrow of civilisation and for the reconstitution of society on the basis of arrested development, of envious malevolence, and impossible equality, has been steadily growing. It played, as a modern writer, Mrs. Webster, has so ably shown, a definitely recognisable part in the tragedy of the French Revolution. It has been the mainspring of every subversive movement during the Nineteenth Century; and now at last this band of extraordinary personalities from the underworld of the great cities of Europe and America have gripped the Russian people by the hair of their heads and have become practically the undisputed masters of that enormous empire." -- Winston Churchill,"Zionism versus Bolshevism", Illustrated Sunday Herald (London), February 8, 1920, pg. 5

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March 5, 2009

Mar 05 07:41

Condi Rice to face hostility at Stanford

Former secretary of state Condoleezza Rice will be returning to Stanford University with an office at the Hoover Institution.

She will face hostility from Iraq war opponents.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Let's keep it simple. Who will she NOT face hostility from?

Mar 05 07:40

Geithner To Admit Government Borrowing "Crowds Out" Private Borrowing and Lowers the Standard of Living

In a guidance advisory to the press, the Treasury advises that at 10 am, Secretary Geithner will testify before the House Budget Committee on the President’s Fiscal Year 2010 Budget Proposal. In his testimony, Geithner will testify that unless the budget deficit is cut in half the country "will face higher interest rates as government borrowing crowds out private investment, leading to slower growth and lower living standards for Americans."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

We can cut government spending in half if we just give up this psychotic need to go around the world killing people Israel does not like.

Otherwise, as I have been saying for months, you will have to make do with less, so that the government can have more.

You will have to make do with less, so that the government can have more.

You will have to make do with less, so that the government can have more.

Is that what you worked your entire life away for?

Mar 05 07:34

Rice is aid, pasta not

Red-faced and unusually tongue-tied Israeli officials were forced to try and explain to United States Senator John Kerry during his visit to Israel last week why truckloads of pasta waiting to enter the besieged Gaza Strip were not considered humanitarian aid while rice was.

Kerry, chairman of the US Senate Foreign Affairs Committee, visited the coastal territory on a fact-finding mission. The purpose of the visit was to assess the humanitarian situation on the ground and the level of destruction wrought by Israel’s three-week military assault on Gaza, codenamed Operation Cast Lead.

Mar 05 07:33

Brits start to fight back

In a day of speeches and discussions, academics, politicians, lawyers, writers, journalists and pop stars joined civil liberty campaigners to issue a call to arms for Britons to defend their democratic rights. More than 1,500 people attended the Convention on Modern Liberty in Bloomsbury, central London, which was linked by video to parallel events in Glasgow, Birmingham, Belfast, Bristol, Manchester, Cardiff and Cambridge…

In her speech, human rights lawyer, Helena Kennedy said she felt that fear was being used as a weapon to break down civil liberties. “There is a general feeling that in creating a climate of fear people have been writing a blank cheque to government. People feel the fear of terrorism is being used to take away a lot of rights…”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Don't be afraid. Be angry. Be very angry. Be very pissed off.
Think Charles I.



Emigrate While You Still Can - Finca Bayano In Panama!

Finco Bayano
Mar 05 07:26

HILLARY, HAMAS AND HYPOCRISY

Earlier in the week, visiting U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton called for a ‘Two State Solution’ to the Israeli/Palestinian conflict. She made her statements when addressing the conference on Gaza held at the Egyptian border town of Sharma Sheikh.

Mar 05 06:10

Turley: Bush terror memos are 'very definition of tyranny'

Since the release on Monday of nine previously-secret Bush administration legal memos claiming that the president has the power to ignore the Constitution when fighting terrorism, experts have almost unanimously denounced both their legal reasoning and their conclusions.

"These memos provide the very definition of tyranny," Constitutional law professor Jonathan Turley told MSNBC's Keith Olbermann on Tuesday. "These memos include everything that a petty despot would want."

Mar 05 05:38

U.S. Bancorp Cuts Its Dividend by 88%

The New York Times Wed March 4, 2009

The dividend will be cut to 5 cents a common share, from 42.5 cents per common share.

Mar 05 05:17

Ford Seeks to Eliminate $10.4 Billion of Its Debt - They're offering 30 cents on the dollar in mostly stock.

The New York Times Bill Vlasic - Nick Bunkley March 4, 2009

DETROIT — The Ford Motor Company said on Wednesday that it hoped to eliminate as much as $10.4 billion in debt by giving cash and stock [...]

Ford said it would put up $2.2 billion in cash, including $1.8 billion from its lending arm, Ford Motor Credit, and 500 million shares of stock to persuade bondholders and other creditors to accept its restructuring offer. [That's 3.135 billion in cash and shares offered for 10.4 billion in debt excluding interest]


Mar 05 05:17

Patients can sue drug companies, Supreme Court rules

Patients have the right to sue drug companies when they've been harmed by medications whose risks aren't adequately disclosed, the Supreme Court ruled today in an important 6-3 decision. The much-watched case is a significant defeat for the drug industry and could open to door to thousands of lawsuits against pharmaceutical firms.

Mar 05 04:48

Markets: Your Odds of Winning Are Worse Than The Lottery Because We're Thieves

The New York Times Diana B. Henriques March 4, 2009

14 Trading Firms Settle Charges for $69 Million

More than a dozen Wall Street trading firms systematically cheated their customers of millions of dollars by improperly slicing bits of profit from countless trades, federal regulators said on Wednesday.

Mar 05 01:40

Dear Glenn Beck, Detention Camps DO Exist In America

Legislation currently working it’s way through Congress mandates the establishment of “national emergency centers” to be located on military installations.

The purpose of such facilities is to provide “temporary housing, medical, and humanitarian assistance to individuals and families dislocated due to an emergency or major disaster,” the expansion of which under FEMA is codified under HR 645, otherwise known as the National Emergency Centers Act.

Ominously, the bill states that the camps can be used to “meet other appropriate needs, as determined by the Secretary of Homeland Security,” an open ended mandate which many fear could mean the forced detention of American citizens in the event of widespread rioting after a national emergency or total economic collapse.

Mar 04 22:14

Woman superglues teeth - can't afford dentist

Typically I don't go for these stories but this one seems pretty genuine. I would love to see Mike put this in the context of the greedy elites and what they have acquired at others expense.

I don't think the video embedding will work for this source, so I will just post a link.

http://www.breitbart.tv/?p=290353

March 4, 2009

Mar 04 21:19

World Dictatorship! WAKE UP!

We’ve lived for several years in a delusion of democracy, freedom, and prosperity. Now, they’re taking it all away. 9/11 was just the groundwork to take away your rights. Runaway government spending, credit bubble, mortage bubble, oil price bubble, etc., all engineered to bust the economy and to bring in the solution of world dictatorship.

Mar 04 19:00

GE On a Stretcher

Mar 04 18:59

Sudan's Response to ICC Arrest Warrant

"For us the ICC doesn't exist. We are not bound by its decisions and we are in no way going to cooperate with it. Indeed, the verdict that was announced today in The Hague does not deserve the ink used to print it."

Mar 04 18:57

Paul V Rafferty: Editorial; The ways of the Law are strange, indeed.

Nevertheless, there are moves to bring Israel before the ICC, on charges of War Crimes allegedly committed during the recent war on Gaza. (6)

Now, the ICC, in accordance with a request by the U.N. Security Council, has issued an arrest warrant against President Al Bashir of Sudan. (1)

While one can have little or no sympathy for either Israel, during its war on Gaza, or President Al Bashir for the atrocities of Darfur, one may wonder, “What are the new foundations of International Law ?”

We can only wait and see if Justice will “be seen to be done”.


Mar 04 18:45

Clinton accuses Iran of seeking to intimidate

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton swiped hard at Iran on Wednesday, accusing its hardline leaders of fomenting divisions in the Arab world, promoting terrorism, posing threats to Israel and Europe, and seeking to "intimidate as far as they think their voice can reach."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Someone needs to run a drug test on SecState.

Mar 04 16:37

From 9/11 Widows: An Open Letter to Senator Patrick Leahy

At the 9/11 Commission hearings, little actual evidence was ever produced. Many individuals were not sworn in, critical witnesses were either not called to testify or were permitted to dictate the parameters of their own questioning, pertinent questions were omitted and there was little follow-up. Whistleblower testimony was suppressed or avoided all together. The National Security Agency, an intelligence agency that is responsible for the collection and analysis of foreign communications and foreign intelligence, was barely investigated at all.

With the narrative of the 9/11 Commission's final report predetermined and with the preexisting intention to never hold anyone accountable in place, the 9/11 Commission was doomed to fail as a real investigation. The end result of the 9/11 Commission's work was that some of the recommendations that they produced were in fact, based on distortions and omissions. Since their mandate of a complete accounting was ignored, the recommendations were incomplete at best.

Mar 04 15:20

ISRAEL-PALESTINE: A LAND IN FRAGMENTS

Mar 04 15:20

PHOTO ESSAY ~~ FROM GAZA TO LONDON


Mar 04 15:19

OBAMATOONS FOR WEDNESDAY

Mar 04 15:18

1 in 31 U.S. adults in prison system

The number of offenders on parole and probation across the United States has surged past 5 million, complicating the challenges for fiscally ailing states as they try to curb corrections costs without jeopardizing public safety, according to a new report.

Mar 04 15:17

Bill Would Create 9/11 Commission-Style Panel to Investigate Anthrax Attacks and Government Response

Mar 04 15:17

Iran: Our missiles can hit Israeli nukes

Iranian missiles can hit Israel's nuclear sites, according to the chief of Iran's Revolutionary Guard.


Mar 04 15:14

Puerto Rico government bankrupt

MORE than 30,000 government employees - about 14 per cent of the public work force - could lose their jobs and new taxes will be introduced as Puerto Rico attempts to shore up its ailing economy, the governor of the US island territory announced on Wednesday.

Mar 04 15:13

Bair Says Insurance Fund Could Be Insolvent This Year

Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. Chairman Sheila Bair said the fund it uses to protect customer deposits at U.S. banks could dry up amid a surge in bank failures, as she responded to an industry outcry against new fees approved by the agency.

“Without these assessments, the deposit insurance fund could become insolvent this year,” Bair wrote in a March 2 letter to the industry. U.S. community banks plan to flood the FDIC with about 5,000 letters in protest of the fees, according to a trade group.

Mar 04 15:12

Pakistan declares: 'We are at war'

Mar 04 15:10

Unopened claims letters hidden at VA offices

A new report about Veterans Affairs Department employees squirreling away tens of thousands of unopened letters related to benefits claims is sparking fresh concerns that veterans and their survivors are being cheated out of money.


Mar 04 15:09

U.S. Army's Civilian Inmate Labor Camp a.k.a. Revised REX 84 FEMA Internment Camps for Civil Unrest

Mar 04 15:08

Former Countrywide executives cash in on federal housing bailout

After overseeing a company at the very center of the still-imploding U.S. mortgage market, a dozen former executives are now poised to make millions from the housing crisis.

Mar 04 15:06

Diebold voting system sported 'delete' button: report

"But the most startling information in the state's 13-page report (.pdf) is not about why the system lost votes, which Threat Level previously covered in detail, but that some versions of Diebold's vote tabulation system, known as the Global Election Management System (GEMS), include a button that allows someone to delete audit logs from the system."

Mar 04 15:04

USA Credit Rating Will Plummet

Everyone wants to know, how long will it take before the Uncle Sam goes bust?

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The US Government credit rating is based on one thing and one thing only; a promise that no matter how much money the government borrows, the American people will eventually be made to pay it off.

... until we find the courage to say "No!"



Lockerdome
Mar 04 14:58

Toys For Gazan Children Denied Entry Into Gaza

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Sometimes, Israel is just downright mean.

Mar 04 14:54

Leader questions Obama's change policy

The Leader of the Islamic Revolution has questioned the new US administration's policy of "change", suggesting it is only rhetorical.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

No! :)

Mar 04 14:54

Iran opens international Palestine summit

An international conference in support of Palestinians, which is to focus on Israeli war crimes in Gaza, has begun in the Iranian capital.

Mar 04 14:53

Wartime troop brain injures could reach 360,000

The number of U.S. troops who have suffered wartime brain injuries may be as high as 360,000 and could cast more attention on such injuries among civilians, Defense Department doctors said Wednesday.


Mar 04 14:48

Did Clinton sabotage a Palestinian reconciliation?

An end to the schism between the resistance and the elected but internationally-boycotted Hamas government on the one hand, and the Western-backed Fatah faction on the other, seemed within reach. But the good feeling came to a sudden end after what looked like a coordinated assault by United States Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, European Union High Representative Javier Solana, and Fatah leader Mahmoud Abbas whose term as president of the Palestinian Authority (PA) expired on 9 January.

Mar 04 14:46

Oil producers running out of storage space

Glut caused by world slowdown leaves the world awash in crude.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

How about leave it in the ground?

Mar 04 14:44

ron paul: the end of the war is not near

Mar 04 13:35

Investors Return to the Market After Heavy Selling - Lies from AP and Yahoo! Finance

Yahoo! Finance - Sara Lepro, AP Business Writer Wed March 4

Stocks move higher after 5 days of heavy selling

NEW YORK (AP) -- The stock market is showing signs of life as investors find glimmers of hope for an economic turnaround.

Three stocks rose for every one that fell on the New York Stock Exchange, where volume came to a light 1.1 billion shares.


Mar 04 12:33

Israel to present Clinton with 'red lines' on talks with Iran

Israel plans to present U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton with a series of "red lines" it wants Washington to incorporate into its planned dialogue with Tehran about Iran's nuclear program.

Mar 04 09:57

Mars had 'recent' running water

Mars appears to have had running water on its surface about one million years ago, according to new evidence.

Images from a Nasa spacecraft orbiting the Red Planet show fan-shaped gullies on the surface which seem to be about 1.25 million years old, the study says.

They believe the channels were sculpted by surface water from melting ice.

It may represent the most recent period when water flowed on the planet, a team from Brown University in Rhode Island, US, report in the journal Geology.

Mar 04 09:39

Video - The N3TWORK- Big Media Exposed! (Remember - it's not against the law for them to lie to you.)

The N3TWORK is an independent media organization that explores issues not typically discussed by the mainstream because we are not swayed by corporate, political, or religious influences. Our only influence is the interest of the people. At the N3TWORK, we hope to generate inspiration and empowerment through awareness. Instead of assigning blame, we encourage individuals to become responsible and active citizens.

Mar 04 09:25

FLASHBACK - Former top judge says US risks edging near to dictatorship


Mar 04 09:14

Religion 101: Final Exam

Mar 04 09:13

Obama Pulls U.S. Out of UN Conference on Racism, But Congressional Black Caucus Should Attend Anyway

When Eric Holder, the new U.S. Attorney General called the nation to account for its historic reluctance to honestly talk about race and racism, its manifestations and consequences, he could have been talking about his boss the president. By withdrawing from the UN Conference on Racism he is leading backwards, in the direction of Clinton and Bush rather than forward into the 21st century. The fact that the President of Change can't bring himself -- or us --- to an honest discussion about race says a lot for his willingness to lead on the subject.

Mar 04 08:58

ICC issues a warrant of arrest for Omar Al Bashir, President of Sudan

Today, Pre-Trial Chamber I of the International Criminal Court (ICC) issued a warrant for the arrest of Omar Hassan Ahmad Al Bashir, President of Sudan, for war crimes and crimes against humanity. He is suspected of being criminally responsible, as an indirect (co-)perpetrator, for intentionally directing attacks against an important part of the civilian population of Darfur, Sudan, murdering, exterminating, raping, torturing and forcibly transferring large numbers of civilians, and pillaging their property. This is the first warrant of arrest ever issued for a sitting Head of State by the ICC.

Mar 04 08:56

The Rush to Kiss Rush's Ass

Something funny is happening in Washington. Within the Republican Party. Something that's music to Democrats' ears. It seems that desperate and disillusioned conservatives, not having learned their lessons from the November election--or worse, still reeling from it--are allowing the rabid right wing talking head Rush Limbaugh to hijack the party.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I think Pills has decided that if Sarah Palin can be a candidate, that so can he! I think Pills is exploring running in 2010.


Mar 04 08:35

Payday as the Enemy of Truth

It is a rule of thumb in the life of the freelance journalist, almost as sure as the law of gravity, that the more you get paid for an article, the greater likelihood it will turn to mush at the hands of too many people paid to “edit” the work. We might even work out a financial equation for this degenerative process: for every cent-increase in per-word payment, there will be a meaning-decrease in every word. Or, rather, the words will take on all sorts of meanings you never thought they had. Or the words will pop their heads into scenes where they had not been meant to pop. Or the editors will attach like ticks to the ideas of the people quoted and suck out entirely, perfectly, inanely, the meaning of what the person really said.

Mar 04 08:34

Report: 1 in 5 Mortgages Are Underwater

In Nevada, more than half of all mortgage borrowers are upside down (owe more on their mortgage than the property is now worth).

Mar 04 08:33

CORRUPTION-US: How Wall Street Paid For Its Own Funeral

A new report says that Wall Street has only itself to blame for the misguided deregulation that led to the current deepening financial crisis.

Mar 04 08:33

H CON RES 7

Expressing the sense of Congress that the people of the United States should grieve for the loss of life that defined the Third Reich.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

We The People have been lied into two wars, are being lied into a third, the economy is in a shambles, and the House has nothing better to do than this obvious kowtow to Israel?!?!?

This poll will not let you vote unless you register with them, but you can vote if you already have a facebook ID.


Mar 04 08:22

The US-India-Mossad Connection

Both Israel and India aspire to become unchallenged military powers of Middle East and South Asia respectively.

Above all, they over ensure that no Muslim country can possess nuclear capability and be in a position to avert blackmailing and bullying tactics. In other words, both desire weak and subservient states doing their bidding. Nuclear capability with any country is a death knell for their megalomaniac aspirations and hence a binding necessity to prevent its acquisition.

Mar 04 08:20

Harriet Miers Knew of Destruction of Interrogation Tapes

ABC News has learned that at least one White House official knew about the CIA's planned destruction of videotapes in 2005 that documented the interrogation of two al Qaeda operatives: then-White House counsel Harriet Miers.

Congress is now demanding to know why the CIA destroyed those tapes, just as its interrogation methods were facing intense public scrutiny. To some prominent members of Congress there's only one explanation: a coverup.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

WATERBOARD THE BASTARDS!!! :)

Mar 04 08:19

Judge orders defendant to decrypt PGP-protected laptop

In an abrupt reversal, U.S. District Judge William Sessions in Vermont ruled that Sebastien Boucher, who a border guard claims had child porn on his Alienware laptop, does not have a Fifth Amendment right to keep the files encrypted.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

They are using a child porn case to set a precedent that the Fifth Amendment should not apply to encryption on a laptop, but the real danger here is that if you can be ordered to allow the government to snoop your files that they will use those files for their own enrichment.

This is not idle speculation. It has happened already many times. The APEC conference in Seattle some years back was rocked by revelations that US Intelligence agencies were stealing business secrets from conference attendees to give to US executives. FBI agents have been arrested for insider trading using information gleaned from suspects' computer files.

My own laptop (the replacement for the one dropped and ruined by the TSA bozos at the airport) contains information belonging to my clients; information that could be sold for a price to rivals or fan magazines. I need to protect that from the feds so that it does not get out.

Mar 04 08:08

Obama unseals Bush-era wiretap memos

The Bush administration secretly concluded after the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks that it had the authority to wiretap the Internet and telephone calls with virtually no limitations, restrict free speech, and use the U.S. military domestically against suspected terrorists.

Those legal opinions came in a series of memorandums written by U.S. Department of Justice lawyers, including deputy assistant attorney general John Yoo, which were disclosed by the Obama administration on Monday.

Although the broad outlines of the Bush administration's claims to sweeping executive powers were previously known, the newly released memorandums provide a glimpse at both the legal arguments used and the scope of the claims.



Pixfuture
Mar 04 08:08

Barbie Could Be Banned In West Virginia

Eldridge proposed a bill to ban sales of Mattel's blond bombshell and others like her because it puts to much emphasis on physical beauty

Mar 04 08:07

Israelis react with fury to British boycott call

Israeli scientists and officials reacted angrily yesterday to calls by more than 400 British academics for the Science Museum to cancel educational workshops planned to promote Israeli science tomorrow.

The cancellation call and claims that Israeli universities are "complicit" in the occupation of Palestinian territories and this year's "disastrous" offensive in Gaza, reported in The Independent yesterday, were condemned as "absurd" by the Israeli Foreign Ministry. Its spokesman, Yigal Palmor, said: "These calls cannot but be motivated by extreme blindness and silly ideology. This of course does not promote the good causes which the boycotters are presumed to promote – not peace, understanding, nor compromise."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Yeah, we saw Israel's idea of peace, understanding, and compromise poured all over Gaza earlier this year.

Mar 04 07:56

Islam's evolutionary legacy

Last month, scientists from around the world partied into the small hours on the 200th anniversary of the birth of Darwin.

But as we celebrate the work of one of the most influential scientists ever, let's take a moment or two to remember others who contributed ideas in the history of evolutionary thought. Many came from Britain as well as other countries in Europe. Others came from further afield, and their writings are increasingly coming to light thanks to the painstaking work of historians of science, and historians of ideas.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"BURN THE HERETICS! BURN THE HERETICS!!!! God made us all from the lint in his navel. I know that as a God he isn't supposed to have a navel, but he gave himself a navel, got the lint out of it, and
used it to make us. So THERE! And, and, and, how does Darwin explain the Duck-Billed Platypus, huh? Huh? HUH? God had just invented marijuana and was high when he was making ducks and beavers and got the parts mixed up. THAT'S where those things come from. And, and, and, and, and, I know you're not supposed to get high while you work, but he is God and he can damn wll do what he wants to!"

Mar 04 07:51

Holocaust-denying bishop banned in LA

Cardinal Roger M. Mahony (right) of Los Angeles today is announcing that he is barring the Holocaust-denying traditionalist bishop, Richard Williamson, from entering any church in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. In an unusual step, Mahony and two Jewish leaders penned a joint op-ed piece that today is being published in both the archdiocesan newspaper, The Tidings, and a local Jewish newspaper, the Jewish Journal.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Now, did you notice that the Catholic Church started obeying the Jewish demands last January, about when the media started cranking up a bunch of stories about the pedophilia problem?


Mar 04 07:48

Police get secret search powers and you won't even know

NEW South Wales Police are to be given covert search warrants, allowing them to search a property without informing the owners for up to three years.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So you Aussies might consider putting something that looks suspicious at the bottom of a fish bowl ... and a couple irukandji jellyfish in the water.

That way you will know your place has been searched!

Mar 04 07:46

9/11 Opinion Poll on ScrippsNews Website Hacked - 2007 survey results redirect to porn site

Dear friends,

The news summary sent to our email list this morning (3/3/2009) provided the link to a 9/11 opinion poll on the respected ScrippsNews website. The Scripps Howard News Service/Ohio University poll on 9/11 showed that "nearly two-thirds of Americans think it is possible that some federal officials had specific warnings of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on New York and Washington, but chose to ignore those warnings." This webpage also contained fascinating information from public opinion polls covering oil price manipulations, the Kennedy assassination, UFOs, and more.

Shortly after sending this morning's email, we received a message from one of our valued subscribers informing us that when he clicked on the link in our email to the webpage with the 9/11 poll, a porn website appeared. I verified that our link in the email to the ScrippsNews website at (Caution: the link does indeed go to a porn site, definitely NSFW. - rep.) - www.scrippsnews.com/node/28533 is correct, yet it now redirects to a porn website. (Link appears to have been fixed as it worked correctly when I just tried it /StingRay). If you check www.scrippsnews.com, you will see that this is the respected website of ScrippsNews. Yet only the one page on their website at the first link above appears to have been hacked.

Mar 04 07:44

George W. Bush’s Disposable Constitution

Yesterday the Obama Administration released a series of nine previously secret legal opinions crafted by the Office of Legal Counsel to enhance the presidential powers of George W. Bush. Perhaps the most astonishing of these memos was one crafted by University of California at Berkeley law professor John Yoo. He concluded that in wartime, the President was freed from the constraints of the Bill of Rights with respect to anything he chose to label as a counterterrorism operations inside the United States.

Mar 04 07:33

Video Flashback -"77 Mind The Gap" (MI5 Whistleblower disects London bombings)

Documentary detailing the gaps in the official story of the 7/7 London Bombings that demand further attention. This film, presented by ex-Mi5 whistleblower David Shayler, argues the need for an Independant Public Inquiry into 7/7 and the surrounding events. (40 min)



Taboola
Mar 04 07:17

The D-word: Will recession become something worse?

A Depression doesn't have to be Great — bread lines, rampant unemployment, a wipeout in the stock market. The economy can sink into a milder depression, the kind spelled with a lowercase "d."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I think we are headed to big "D" at a furious pace!

Mar 04 07:15

Immigrants follow ambitions back to India, China

Venu Venugopal thought he had it all: United States citizenship, a home in Chapel Hill and a high-level job in information technology.

Then last year, after more than two decades in his adopted country, he realized he could have even more in his native India. Venugopal, 45, now works for Cisco Systems in Bangalore.

The United States, many immigrants now say, is no longer the world's only land of opportunity.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Ya know things are going downhill when the immigrants return to their native lands for HIGHER pay

Mar 04 06:08

The debt economy has no shame

The New York Times David Streitfeld March 3, 2009

You’re Dead? That Won’t Stop the Debt Collector

Dozens of specially trained agents work on the third floor of DCM Services here, calling up the dear departed’s next of kin and kindly asking if they want to settle the balance on a credit card or bank loan, or perhaps make that final utility bill or cellphone payment.

The people on the other end of the line often have no legal obligation to assume the debt of a spouse, sibling or parent. But they take responsibility for it anyway.

Mar 04 05:19

Prison Spending Outpaces All but Medicaid

The New York Times March 2, 2009 Solomon Moore

One in every 31 adults, or 7.3 million Americans, is in prison, on parole or probation, at a cost to the states of $47 billion in 2008, according to a new study.

As states face huge budget shortfalls, prisons, which hold 1.5 million adults, are driving the spending increases.

One in 11 African-Americans, or 9.2 percent, are under correctional control, compared with one in 27 Latinos (3.7 percent) and one in 45 whites (2.2 percent).Only one out of 89 women is behind bars or monitored, compared with one out of 18 men.

March 3, 2009

Mar 03 21:34

Morgellons: Terrifying New Disease Reaching Pandemic Status

It sounds like something from a bad sci-fi movie. People report the sensation of creatures crawling under their skin, mysterious moving fibers appear, and finally bugs and worms pop out. Unfortunately, these terrifying symptoms are all too true. The people having them are experiencing Morgellons, the latest and scariest in the series of bizarre diseases appearing in the last few years, seemingly from nowhere. Morgellons is now reaching epidemic proportions in the U.S. and abroad.

Mar 03 21:30

HSBC attacks 'perverse' pay as it awards banker £13m

HSBC chairman Stephen Green attacked “perverse” pay practices in banking and called for a “more sober and reasonable approach to compensation” as it emerged the bank paid two senior employees almost £25m last year.

Mar 03 21:21

Facebook Hit by Five Security Problems in One Week

Facebook has been the victim of five different security problems in the past week, says Trend Micro.

According to the security firm, four hoax applications have become available on the social network along with a new variation of the Koobface virus, which was first detected at the end of last year, and directs users to a fake YouTube page where they are encouraged to install malware.

Two of the hoax applications that have been downloaded by Facebook users include 'F a c e b o o k - closing down!!!' and 'Error Check System'. By downloading the app, users are giving hackers access to their profile and personal information, and also unwittingly forwarding fake messages to their friends, also encouraging them to download the programs.

Mar 03 21:18

Israelis react with fury to British boycott call

Israeli scientists and officials reacted angrily yesterday to calls by more than 400 British academics for the Science Museum to cancel educational workshops planned to promote Israeli science tomorrow.

The cancellation call and claims that Israeli universities are "complicit" in the occupation of Palestinian territories and this year's "disastrous" offensive in Gaza, reported in The Independent yesterday, were condemned as "absurd" by the Israeli Foreign Ministry. Its spokesman, Yigal Palmor, said: "These calls cannot but be motivated by extreme blindness and silly ideology. This of course does not promote the good causes which the boycotters are presumed to promote – not peace, understanding, nor compromise."

Mar 03 20:48

9/11 Firefighter Witnessed Multiple Explosions, Ignored

Schroeder said his team were in the tower for at least 5 minutes after the first plane hit before the elevators exploded, contradicting the official explanation that jet fuel cascaded down the elevator shafts and caused them to explode immediately after the plane struck.

"We said something's wrong here - I mean the plane hit up on the 80th floor - 5 minutes later and the elevators are suddenly exploding on the first level - why?" asked Schroeder.

"There was definitely a distinct time delay between the planes hitting and the elevators exploding," he added.

Mar 03 20:37

Scholar presaged U.S. descent to destitution

In two hours, the smooth new president, about whom Johnson pronounced himself “satisfied,” was going to address Congress. I asked Johnson what he would say if Barack Obama sought his advice.

“I'm now going to lecture you about things you refuse to know,” Johnson said, channeling the imaginary conversation.

“I'm going to lecture you about history. History tells us there's no such thing as a successful democracy and also a successful empire. You can be one or the other – but you can't be both. If you are a successful empire, it will destroy your democracy. That's essentially why Britain gave up at the end of World War II. They concluded that just after defeating the Nazis, they couldn't continue to use Nazi methods. It wasn't well done, but they preserved their democracy.”

Though dismantling the military may be political suicide, a third-rail far more electrifying than Social Security, Obama will have to face that task someday, Johnson said.

Mar 03 16:32

Educating Congress: Do Not Supress Organic and Small Farmers and Ranchers; Natural Food Products

Example: imagine Joel Salatin's wonderful organic farm under the direction of the USDA, with detailed instructions on what he must feed and when, how he must medically "treat" his animals and with what, what he must "spray" and when, ... you get the picture. These bills will industrialize all farms and insure the farmers are forced to buy chemicals and drugs. Organic is dead. As well as human control over the food supply. As well as health.

Mar 03 15:30

Terror Memos Reveal Total Destruction Of U.S. Constitutional Freedoms

By releasing internal Justice Department memos showing how the Bush fronted Neocons systematically destroyed civil liberties in America after 9/11, the Obama administration has sought to distance itself from such practices. However, closer inspection of the actions of the new regime, reveal no deviation from such policies in the war on terror.

Mar 03 15:29

The Most Important Video on the Internet

Mar 03 15:23

SHOULD THE USA ATTEND THE WORLD CONFERENCE ON RACISM (DURBAN 2)?

YES
86% (2351 votes)
NO
14% (376 votes)
Total votes: 2727
Mar 03 15:19

Law Professor: "We May Not Have Realized It At The Time, But In The Period From Late 2001-January 19, 2009, This Country Was A Dictatorship."

We may not have realized it at the time, but in the period from late 2001-January 19, 2009, this country was a dictatorship. The constitutional rights we learned about in high school civics were suspended. That was thanks to secret memos crafted deep inside the Justice Department that effectively trashed the Constitution. What we know now is likely the least of it.

Mar 03 15:18

Playing the Banking Game

California avoided bankruptcy for the time being, but 46 of 50 states are insolvent and could be filing Chapter 9 bankruptcy proceedings in the next two years.2

One of the four states that is not insolvent is an unlikely candidate for the distinction – North Dakota. As Michigan management consultant Charles Fleetham observed last month in an article distributed to his local media:

“North Dakota is a sparsely populated state of less than 700,000, known for cold weather, isolated farmers and a hit movie – Fargo. Yet, for some reason it defies the real estate cliché of location, location, location. Since 2000, the state’s GNP has grown 56%, personal income has grown 43%, and wages have grown 34%. This year the state has a budget surplus of $1.2 billion!”

Mar 03 15:13

FLASHBACK - Anti-Zionist Rabbi Beaten by Jews in Poland for Attending Holocaust Denial Conference in Iran

Moishe Arye Friedman, who lives in Vienna, Austria, was attacked last Friday in Lezajsk, a small town in southeastern Poland. His attackers included Yehuda Meshi-Zahav, a member of the Israeli humanitarian group ZAKA, and two others, Friedman said in a telephone interview.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The Brown Shirts did that sort of thing, as I recall.

Mar 03 13:47

Unable to win, ex-GOP senator calls for election results to be 'set aside'

Apparently frustrated that his election has not been won in court, Coleman lawyer Jim Langdon wrote a three-judge panel overseeing the case that the situation was simply so dire that the election results should be forgotten.

Mar 03 13:44

Zeke Emanuel is a health care advisor to Obama. Wants to phase out Medicare and Medicaid.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Hey, we need the money for AIG!" -- Official White Horse Souse

Mar 03 13:43

Clinton: US Doesn’t Expect Diplomacy to Work With Iran

Webmaster's Commentary: 

... so let's just skip ahead to the part where we bomb their cities into rubble and propagandize the surviving children about how lucky they are to live under Democracy.

Mar 03 13:32

Fire and Ice

It was five years before the turn of the century and major media were warning of disastrous climate change. Page six of The New York Times was headlined with the serious concerns of “geologists.” Only the president at the time wasn’t Bill Clinton; it was Grover Cleveland. And the Times wasn’t warning about global warming – it was telling readers the looming dangers of a new ice age.

Mar 03 13:31

The Cooling World

Here is the text of Newsweek’s 1975 story on the trend toward global cooling. It may look foolish today, but in fact world temperatures had been falling since about 1940. It was around 1979 that they reversed direction and resumed the general rise that had begun in the 1880s, bringing us today back to around 1940 levels.

Mar 03 13:27

Obama denies offering Russia missile shield deal

U.S. President Barack Obama on Tuesday denied offering Russia a deal in which Washington would slow deployment of a missile defense shield in Europe in exchange for Moscow's help in a nuclear stand-off with Iran.

Mar 03 13:22

Honolulu: Payments to poor, disabled cut in half

"It is absolutely impossible for a human being to live in Hawai'i on a cash budget of $234 per month," Joel Fischer, a professor at the University of Hawai'i-Manoa School of Social Work, said in the statement. "Let the governor and the legislators try to live on that amount for even a week to see what really will happen to these thousands of disabled community members."

Mar 03 12:27

"We Didn't Elect Obama To Preserve Bush's Anti-Constitutional Power Grab-We Elected Him To End It"

I expect better from the Obama administration. They must be able to make decisions that honor the Constitution. President Obama must not only have, but seek out, counsel that prioritizes the rule of law over the preservation and protection of executive branch powers.

Mar 03 12:22

Israel Violates Res. 1701, Fires on Adeisseh Main Road

A statement by the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) qualified the incident as "serious" and said a probe was underway. "This is a serious incident and a violation of Security Council Resolution 1701," the statement said, referring to the UN resolution that ended the 2006 Israeli war against Lebanon. "UNIFIL has protested to the Israelis," it added. The statement said at least two shots hit the wall.

Mar 03 12:20

Montana Has It Right On Second Amendment

The so-called "assault weapons" ban is as phony as the Bush-Obama stimulus spending bills--and just as fraudulent. A semi-automatic rifle, which is incapable of automatic fire, is not an "assault weapon." By definition, an assault weapon must be capable of fully automatic fire. A civilian AR-15-style rifle--in any configuration--is functionally identical to any semi-automatic hunting rifle. In fact, many hunters commonly use AR-15-style rifles for all types of hunting, both predator and big game. The term "assault weapon" is simply a dangerous-sounding moniker that makes it easy for a compliant media to intimidate the public and public officials into passing a ban against semi-automatic rifles.

Mar 03 12:16

Peak Oil, Credit and the Collapse of Complex Systems: What Next?

What next? Isn’t that a question, though…

The Peak Oil story was never about running out of oil. It was about the collapse of complex systems in a world economy faced by the prospect of no further oil-fueled growth. It was something of a shock to many that the first complex system to fail would be banking, but the process is obvious: no more growth means no more ability to pay interest on credit… end of story, as Tony Soprano used to say.

Mar 03 12:16

Illegal settlements: Israel plans to build another 73,000 houses in occupied territory

A report about Israel and it's plans for an expansion of their illegal settlements on the West Bank. The US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, on her first trip to the Middle East, is meeting Israeli leaders in the hope of making some progress on peace talks.

While one of the main issues is Israel's building of settlements in the West Bank, the Israeli organisation 'Peace Now' has released a report suggesting Israel plans to build another 73,000 houses in occupied territory.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

... in defiance of UN Resolution 446.

Mar 03 12:13

Goodbye farmers markets, CSAs, and roadside stands.

So, look again at what has been exciting us - Farmers markets. Local farmers. Real milk. Fresh eggs. Vegetable stands. - and realize that they are not only wonderfully healthy but fun and naturally community building. And more, they are a real economy and deeply democratic - and just at a time we need something that works economically, that supports our democratic rebirth, and that protects food itself and our easy access to it.

And it is all those things that threaten the corporations ... which is why we now have these massive "fake food safety" bills in Congress. Everything is going under thanks to these fools, and they wish to be there like vultures to make sure that every drop of blood that can be sucked out of our resources and us, is theirs. To wit, they must get rid of such good and innocent things and yet truly powerful things as:

Farmers markets. Local farmers. Real milk. Fresh eggs. Vegetable stands.

Mar 03 11:51

FLASHBACK - CONGRESS PASSES WIDE-RANGING BILL EASING BANK LAWS

The decision to repeal the Glass-Steagall Act of 1933 provoked dire warnings from a handful of dissenters that the deregulation of Wall Street would someday wreak havoc on the nation's financial system. The original idea behind Glass-Steagall was that separation between bankers and brokers would reduce the potential conflicts of interest that were thought to have contributed to the speculative stock frenzy before the Depression.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

In 1999, the foundations for today's melt-down were set in place.

Mar 03 11:31

Russia rejects link between missile defence and Iran

Russian President Dmitri Medvedev on Tuesday showed willingness to discuss the US-planned missile defence system opposed by Moscow, but without "haggling" linking it to Iran. Medvedev was commenting during a visit to Spain on an alleged offer by US President Barack Obama to halt the defence system if Iran could be convinced to give up nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

WHAT nuclear weapons?

Mar 03 11:23

"Designer Babies" Ethical?

CBS News The Early Show NEW YORK, March 3, 2009

L.A.'s Fertility Institute Says Prospective Parents Can Choose Physical Traits, Not Just Gender

One fertility doctor is taking things a step further, offering what some are calling "designer babies," as Early Show national correspondent Hattie Kauffman reports.

Mar 03 11:20

WHAT HILLARY WON’T BE SEEING IN GAZA

Bullet holes from bullets shipped from USA….. Bullets shot by guns shipped from the USA…..

Mar 03 10:56

Feds probably won't charge anyone for destroying CIA tapes

In fact, the CIA said it destroyed the tapes to protect the identities of agents involved in the interrogation program.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

That IS obstruction of justice.

Mar 03 10:44

German car firm used human hair from Auschwitz

The researchers said they found rolls of fabric at one of the company's former factories in southern Poland made of the hair of over 40,000 inmates.

The Schaeffler concern rejected the allegations and the company's historian said that there was no evidence to support the theory.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Next time you get a haircut, grab some of the hairs and see if you can twist them together to form any kind of a yarn that would work in a loom.

I rest my case.

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