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August 3, 2010

Aug 03 10:36

WHO ARE THE REAL CHILDREN OF ISRAEL? THE 64,000 DOLLAR QUESTION

Hidden History?

“The Jewish people claim that this is talking about them, but other than the Bible, there is no historical record of anybody named “Jews,” in bondage in Egypt for 400 years. There is no historical record of their suffering in bondage like that. Now, they were freed from a “bondage,” all right—but that was in the hills and cavesides of Europe! “

“These people have no legitimate connection to The Holy Land; they didn't come into existence in The Holy Land. They came into existence, as the Honorable Elijah Muhammad taught us that Allah taught him, on the Island of Pelan; or, as it is written in the Book of Revelation, “Patmos.” They came back to the Holy Land after 600 years of grafting them from Black into “White.”

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Aug 03 10:19

DOJ Report Says Child Porn On the Rise

The report, ordered by Congress in legislation approved two years ago, concedes that the market for child pornography continues to grow rapidly and determining its size is impossible. "The number of offenders accessing the images and videos and the quantity of images and videos being traded is unknown," the report said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I would start with the clergy, then add SEC, MMS, the Pentagon, and maybe even the EPA, which has been waiting 16 years for data on the toxicity of 2-methylnapthalene when a 30 second search reveals it is a potent carcinogen!

Aug 03 10:16

Israeli officer killed in clash on Israel-Lebanon border

Eizenkot told Israeli media that "a routine operation was carried out during the afternoon near Misgav Am – an operation whose purpose was to trim some bushes near the border, in our [Israeli] territory. It was on both sides of the border but still within [Israeli] territory.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Sorry, but Israeli territory does NOT exist on both sides of the border.

Aug 03 10:12

Lebanese president: Stand up to Israel

Lebanese President Michel Suleiman has vowed to "stand up to Israel's violation of Resolution 1701, whatever the price" following the border flare-up between the Lebanese and Israeli armies Tuesday.

Three Lebanese soldiers were killed and four were wounded after the IDF struck a post near the southern Lebanese border village of Adaisseh, witnesses and security sources said. An Israeli helicopter fired two missiles at a Lebanese army post near Adaisseh, destroying an armoured personnel carrier, a Lebanese security source said.

Aug 03 10:09

Saakashvili prepares for war with Russia

Georgian President Mikhail Saakashvili has called on military top brass to build “total defense” and accused Russia of planning to “overthrow Georgian democracy.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Remember when I pointed out that the attack on Iran would require blockading Russia from sending ground supply convoys through those tunnels in the Caucasus mountains?

Here comes the new war with Georgia to do just that!

Aug 03 10:03

Americans Renounce Citizenship To Avoid IRS

At the US Embassy in London, there is a waiting list that none of the officials likes to discuss. On the list are Americans hoping to give up their citizenship, as they seek shelter from the Internal Revenue Service.

Aug 03 10:02

Gates hints at US ground force strikes against extremists holed up in Pak

Expressing concerns over the leakage of the Afghan war's classified documents, which nailed the Inter Services Intelligence' (ISI) links with the Taliban, US Secretary of Defence Robert Gates has hinted towards a military offensive inside Pakistan's geographical territory.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Is it a world war yet?

Aug 03 10:00

The Lunatic’s Manual

On a visit to an emergency room, he was given a 30-tablet refill of Ambien. He went to his car and killed himself by ingesting the entire prescription with a quantity of rum. He left a suicide note that said his headaches and other pain were unbearable.

As if there is not enough that has gone tragically wrong in this era of endless warfare, the military is facing an epidemic of suicides.

Aug 03 09:59

Kill an Arab, any Arab, is longstanding and unquestioned policy

So Israel’s rule of engagement is that any incident of violence directed at Israel from an Arab community may be answered by a lethal attack on an official of that community, regardless of whether there is any suspicion of the official’s personal responsibility for the act against Israel. The idea is that the leadership of a community is not only “responsible . . . for maintaining calm” among the entire populace, but that any random official could pay with his life for a breach of calm that he neither planned, carried out, or was aware of.

Let us imagine Palestinians employing the same rule.

Aug 03 09:58

China Calls Our Bluff: The U.S. is Insolvent and Faces Bankruptcy as a Pure Debtor Nation

America's biggest creditor - China - has called our bluff.

As the Financial Times notes, the head of China's biggest credit rating agency has said America is insolvent and that U.S. credit ratings are a joke:

The head of China’s largest credit rating agency has slammed his western counterparts for causing the global financial crisis and said that as the world’s largest creditor nation China should have a bigger say in how governments and their debt are rated.

“The western rating agencies are politicised and highly ideological and they do not adhere to objective standards,” Guan Jianzhong, chairman of Dagong Global Credit Rating, told the Financial Times in an interview.

Aug 03 09:57

High court trims Miranda warning rights bit by bit

The Supreme Court made major revisions to the now familiar Miranda warnings this year. The rulings will change the ways police, lawyers and criminal suspects interact amid what experts call an attempt to pull back some of the rights that Americans have become used to over recent decades.

Aug 03 09:57

Israeli Settlers Step Up ‘Price-Tag’ Policy

Rabbi Yitzhak Shapira is one of the leading ideologues of the extreme wing of the religious settler movement. He is known to be a champion of the “price tag” policy of reprisal attacks on Palestinians, including punishing them for attempts by officials to enforce Israeli law against the settlements.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is terrorism, plain and simple; the threat of force to coerce a change in policy.

Aug 03 09:51

Consumer Spending, Personal Income Both Weak

The pace of consumer spending stalled in June and personal incomes failed to increase, further evidence that the economy slowed significantly in the spring.

The Commerce Department say personal spending was unchanged in June, the third straight month of lackluster consumer demand.

Incomes were flat as well, the weakest showing in nine months.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Immigration! Racism! Immigration! Racism! Immigration! Racism!" -- Official White Horse Souse

Aug 03 09:30

Moss versus machines

The AP goes on to warn that, “The attacks demonstrated last week targeted stand-alone ATMs. But they could potentially could be used against the ATMs operated by mainstream banks.”

What the Associated Press and corporate for-profit media fail to report is that Diebold, one of the world’s leading ATM hardware and sofware providers, also manufactures electronic voting machines with similar problems.

Aug 03 09:28

Anti-Defamers Defame Muslims

What if, in the wake of the 1967 bombing of the USS Liberty by Israeli warplanes – in which 34 US servicemen were slaughtered – a campaign had been mounted to banish all synagogues from a two-mile radius of Arlington National Cemetery? How would the ADL have reacted?

Aug 03 09:18

ADL on the wrong side of Religious Freedom

Much to the surprise of many people in the human rights community, the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) which has built a reputation for opposing not only Anti-Jewish bigotry but bigotry of all varieties, has issued a statement opposing the building of a new mosque in lower Manhattan, New York because it would cause “pain” for the families of the September 11, 2001 victims.

But the real “pain” involved is the ALD’s apparent siding with political forces who are using the tragedy of 9-11 to disguise their attack on Muslim civil and religious rights in America.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is the point I was making further down. If it were a synagogue at the 9-11 site being blocked (After all, the only people arrested on 9-11 were Israelis) the ADL would be screaming "anti-Semite" in all directions.

Aug 03 09:12

How The ADL Wants To Outlaw Christians

Few familiar with the 97 year history of the Anti-Defamation League would deny its ambition to destroy the Christian/conservative right. ADL's first great step was passing its federal hate crimes law last fall. The next stage was indicated last week by national director Abe Foxman. He said 80 million Americans are "anti-Semitic"-40 million "seriously infected" and 40 million "mildly" so.

What is Foxman's reason for ensnaring so many in such a preposterously wide net? He is spinning a mythology that anti-Semitism in America is a "serious national problem"-one, like the "epidemic" of hate crimes, to be met with federal legislation.

Aug 03 09:11

Obama says his father served in World War II

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Reality check: Barack Hussein Obama Sr. (Obama's father) Born 4/4/36 Died 11/24/82 at the age of 46

He was 5 years old when WW 2 started, and less than 9.5 years old when it ended.

Lolo Soetoro (Obama's step father) Born 1935 Died 3/2/87 at the age of 52

He was 6 years old when WW 2 started, and 10 years old when it ended.

And nobody at ABCNNBBCBS ever thought to check Obama's claim about his father serving in WW2?

Aug 03 09:02

VIDEO: Armed Police RAID Private Organic Food Co-Op (Security Camera Footage)

Watch out for those dangerous organic food hippies! Armed police raid PRIVATE health food club for raw milk and yogurt.

Aug 03 08:45

Arabs’ Ties with Israel Damages the Palestinian Cause: Prof Gilbert Achcar

Four countries have established relations with Israel among the Arab states and they are Egypt, Jordan, Qatar and Oman. This is damaging for the cause of the Palestinians, especially when the country betraying them is Egypt which is the largest Arab country. This is a result of the increasing hegemony of the United States over the Middle East, which pushes the Arab governments to establish relations with the state of Israel against the will of their own people.

Aug 03 08:36

Let Them Eat Cake

Before we attend to the poor political judgment of such an extravagant affair during times of economic distress, let us wonder aloud where a poor boy who became governor of Arkansas and president of the United States got such a fortune that he can blow $3,000,000 on a wedding.

The American people did not take up a collection to reward him for his service to them.

Where did the money come from? Who was he really serving during his eight years in office?

How did Tony Blair and his wife, Cherrie, end up with an annual income of ten million pounds (approximately $15 million dollars) as soon as he left office? Who was Blair really serving?

These are not polite questions, and they are infrequently asked.

Aug 03 08:32

South Africa’s lessons for Gaza

What is apartheid? As defined by the 1973 United Nations convention, apartheid is a policy of racial or ethnic segregation founded on a set of discriminatory practices that favor a specific group in order to ensure its racial supremacy over another group (“International Convention on the Suppression and Punishment of the crime of Apartheid,” 30 November 1973).

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Look around you. It is starting to happen here in the USA! Helen Thomas, Olivia Nasr, Mel Gibson, Oliver Stone, etc. etc. etc. etc. Look at the manner in which the media treats the controversy over the Ground Zero Mosque, and ask yourself if they would give the exact same treatment if the building in question were a synagogue? US roads are allowed to revert back to gravel and dirt while US tax dollars pay for Israeli roads in the West Bank. Americans starve while US tax dollars pay for Israel's weapons. The US Government turns a blind eye when Israel attacks Americans on the USS Liberty or the Aid Flotilla. Laws exist that punish asking questions about the history of WW2 while taxpayer funded museums to the official legend are built across the land to enforce adherence to the3 orthodoxy.

Is the USA already becoming an apartheid state like Israel?

Aug 03 08:31

Is the US becoming an Apartheid state like Israel?

YES
87% (950 votes)
NO
13% (140 votes)
Total votes: 1090
Aug 03 08:25

OBAMA TOON ~~ CHANGE OR METAMORPHOSIS?

Aug 03 08:24

The Web's New Gold Mine: Your Secrets

Hidden inside Ashley Hayes-Beaty's computer, a tiny file helps gather personal details about her, all to be put up for sale for a tenth of a penny.

The file consists of a single code— 4c812db292272995e5416a323e79bd37—that secretly identifies her as a 26-year-old female in Nashville, Tenn.

The code knows that her favorite movies include "The Princess Bride," "50 First Dates" and "10 Things I Hate About You." It knows she enjoys the "Sex and the City" series. It knows she browses entertainment news and likes to take quizzes.

Aug 03 08:21

Panel vote could clear way for ground zero mosque

A contentious plan for a mosque near the World Trade Center site will get a boost if New York City's landmarks panel votes Tuesday to allow the demolition of the building that the mosque would replace.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The vote has already happened, and the building was not granted landmark status,. so the demolition can proceed to make way for the new project. As a point of clarification, the project is a community center along the lines of the YMCA, but the focus has been on the Mosque which will be a part of the center.

Now, given that the only people actually arrested on 9-11 were Mossad, I wonder what the reaction of the media would be if there was an effort to block construction of a synagogue near Ground Zero?

Aug 03 08:13

Alex Jones - "I Support Israel Its Their Land" Zionism

Aug 03 08:12

Alex Jones defending israel

Aug 03 07:55

Defining Prosperity Down

Paul Krugman
NYT

I’m starting to have a sick feeling about prospects for American workers — but not, or not entirely, for the reasons you might think.

Yes, growth is slowing, and the odds are that unemployment will rise, not fall, in the months ahead. That’s bad. But what’s worse is the growing evidence that our governing elite just doesn’t care — that a once-unthinkable level of economic distress is in the process of becoming the new normal.

Aug 03 07:53

CMI 'Daily Growth Index' Turns Sharply Lower

More telling perhaps for economic forecasts is that the longevity of the current contraction is somewhat rarer than its nominal severity. Our 183-day moving 'two consecutive quarters' growth index would place that 6-month span in the 4th percentile of consecutive quarters since 1947. Only roughly one in every 25 six-month periods since the first Truman Administration would have been worse.

Aug 03 07:52

The Trouble with Unconstitutional Wars

Ron Paul

Our foreign policy was in the spotlight last week, which is exactly where it should be. Almost two years ago many voters elected someone they thought would lead us to a more peaceful, rational co-existence with other countries. However, while attention has been focused on the administration's disastrous economic policies, its equally disastrous foreign policies have exacerbated our problems overseas. Especially in times of economic crisis, we cannot afford to ignore costly foreign policy mistakes. That's why it is important that U.S. foreign policy receive some much needed attention in the media, as it did last week with the leaked documents scandal.

Aug 03 07:51

22 Statistics About America’s Coming Pension Crisis That Will Make You Lose Sleep At Night

As the first of the 80 million Baby Boomers have begun to retire, it has become increasingly apparent that the United States is facing a pension crisis of unprecedented magnitude.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And the reason is very simple. Back in the 1980s Social Security Taxes were increased to build up a cash surplus in the trust fund to cover the expected baby boomer retirements. Then President Bill Clinton took that cash and spent it as general funds, which is where he got his miraculous budget "surplus."

Aug 03 07:49

The Ultimate Betrayal: Police and Military Working Together to Oppress Americans

Michael Edwards
Activist Post

The concepts of military service and public police service are worlds apart, for good reason. Today in America, we are currently witnessing the culmination of a decades-long trend that has introduced the language, weapons, and tactics of the overseas battlefield onto the streets of America.

Aug 03 07:48

Lebanese troops killed, Israelis wounded in clashes

Residents of the village of Adaysseh said shelling was continuing some two hours after the clashes broke out over Israeli attempt to uproot a tree on the Lebanese side of the fenced border.

Aug 03 07:47

Four killed in shelling on Israel-Lebanon border

Cross-border firing was continuing, Israeli security sources told Reuters.

Aug 03 07:46

When Limited Warfare Strategy Seems Like Treason

Completing “the mission” before economic collapse overtakes us will eventually force our leaders to embrace the total war solution. They understand this; it has always been the plan. The cost of this solution will be paid in massive collateral death. It will be unavoidable in the end. Such a move will do serious damage to America’s image in the court of world opinion, seriously undermining any agreements or understandings based on trust.

Aug 03 07:45

Clone farm's milk is on sale: Food watchdog investigates after dairy farmer's astonishing admission

Milk from the offspring of cloned cows is secretly - and illegally - going into high street shops.

Despite deep unease among consumers, the milk is not being labelled or identified in any way, leaving shoppers in the dark about what they are drinking.

Aug 03 07:43

Gulf Spill Is the Largest of Its Kind, Scientists Say

The BP spill is by far the world’s largest accidental release of oil into marine waters, according to the most precise estimates yet of the well’s flow rate, announced by federal scientists on Monday.

Aug 03 07:42

July deadliest month in Iraq for two years

The figures released late Saturday show that 535 people were killed last month, the highest since May 2008 when 563 died, heightening concerns over Iraq’s precarious security situation even as the U.S. troops are reducing their numbers.

The US military vehemently rejected the casualty numbers Sunday afternoon, however, countering that its own data showed that only 222 Iraqis were killed in July.

Aug 03 07:39

Junk food starts allergies: Western high-fat diets are blamed for surge in illnesses

The rise of junk food and high-fat diets could be behind the explosion of allergies sweeping Britain, scientists claimed last night.

They have found evidence that 'industrialised' Western diets high in red meat, sugar and fat lowered the numbers of healthy bacteria in our guts.

Without these microbes to prime the immune system, children are more likely to grow up suffering from asthma, eczema and other allergies, they say.

Aug 03 07:35

An AUTOPSY of the BP Gulf Oil Well at the Macondo Prospect

Many have been asking about the current state of the previously gushing BP Oil Well at the Macondo Prospect in the Gulf of Mexico. The following questions have been coming fast and furiously since the well was capped.

Aug 03 07:33

BP Experts: Everything You Know About Oil Spill Is Wrong

Aug 03 07:31

BP leaves many damage claims waiting in limbo

BP appears to be delaying decisions about the validity of many claims for damages from the Gulf oil spill, leaving claimants frustrated by bureaucratic obstacles and confusing requests for more documentation.

Aug 03 07:30

World economies on verge of currency revaluations to deal with debt

“It is well enough that people of the nation do not understand our banking and monetary system, for if they did, I believe there would be a revolution before tomorrow morning.” — Henry Ford

Aug 03 07:27

July average maxima in San Francisco coolest since 1971

With an average monthly maximum July temperature of just 63.1 degrees, San Francisco had its coolest July since 1971 and the 13th coolest in the past 97 years. Only one day reached the 70 degree mark (72 degrees on 7/3 and no day after the 17th exceeded 64 degrees).

Aug 03 07:27

Illegal alien supporters desecrate US Flag during National Anthem

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Well, that oughta get the suckers thinking about immigration instead of the economy this election!" -- Official White Horse Souse

Aug 03 07:22

Pakistan president: coalition forces 'losing war against Taliban in Afghanistan'

On the eve of his meeting with David Cameron, the Prime Minister, Mr Zardari warned the international community that it had “lost the battle to win hearts and minds”.

In an interview with Le Monde, the French newspaper, on Tuesday Mr Zardari said the US and Nato-led coalition forces had "underestimated the situation on the ground" in Afghanistan, Pakistan's war-torn western neighbour.

"I believe that the international community, which Pakistan belongs to, is in the process of losing the war against the Taliban," he told the paper just hours before meeting Nicolas Sarkozy, the French President, in Paris on Monday night.

"And that is, above all, because we have lost the battle for hearts and minds."

Aug 03 07:22

Will Washington's Failures Lead To Second American Revolution?

The Internet is a large-scale version of the "Committees of Correspondence" that led to the first American Revolution — and with Washington's failings now so obvious and awful, it may lead to another.

People are asking, "Is the government doing us more harm than good? Should we change what it does and the way it does it?"

Aug 03 07:17

Israel to co-operate with UN probe into Gaza flotilla

Israel has announced it will co-operate with a UN investigation into its raid on a Gaza-bound aid flotilla in May.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Translation: "We can count on the US to "persuade" the investigation to see things our way!"

UPDATE: Israel says it will refuse to allow the UN to question any Israelis. So much for cooperation.

Aug 03 07:09

The Man with the Bullhorn is a Lying Sack of Shit.

I wrote him to ask for the information and he said, basically, “Screw all of that. What do you mean by, how I feel about you? I love your wonderful writings.” I thought, WTF? It turned out that, all of a sudden, he never had gotten any of my mail and this went on for two weeks during a period when it had never happened before. My not denouncing him made me feel pretty good in the aftermath.

Aug 03 07:05

Cancer cells slurp up fructose, U.S. study finds

Pancreatic tumour cells use fructose to divide and proliferate, U.S. researchers said Monday in a study that challenges the common wisdom that all sugars are the same.

Tumour cells fed both glucose and fructose used the two sugars in two different ways, the team at the University of California Los Angeles found.

They said their finding, published in the journal Cancer Research, may help explain other studies that have linked fructose intake with pancreatic cancer, one of the deadliest cancer types.

Aug 03 07:03

Gilad Atzmon: Press TV Under Attack

To tell the truth about Israeli barbarism is a breach of impartiality. The Guardian and the Jewish Chronicle reported today that, Ofcom, the UK broadcasting standards body, has ruled that Iranian-backed Press TV’s coverage of the Gaza flotilla incident breached guidelines on impartiality.

You ask yourself why?

Their coverage of the Flotilla wasn’t pro-Israeli enough.

Aug 03 07:01

Nasa scientists braced for 'solar tsunami' to hit earth

It is likely to spark spectacular displays of the aurora or northern and southern lights.

Aug 03 07:00

Deadly Israel-Lebanon border clash

Three Lebanese soldiers and a journalist died under Israeli fire, unnamed Lebanese officials said, after Israeli troops crossed the border.

Aug 03 06:59

Hamas denies involvement in Eilat rocket attack

The Gaza-ruling Islamic Hamas movement denied on Tuesday any involvement in Monday's rocket attack against the Israeli city of Eilat.

"We have no relation with the attack," Hamas official Salah al- Bardawil told Xinhua.

He said that Israel's accusations that the attack was carried out by Hamas are "meaningless" and meant to mobilize the international community against the Islamic movement.

Aug 03 05:59

Wikileaks Confirm US Funds Taliban

August 2, 2010

by Henry Makow Ph.D.

Oh! The horror! The betrayal!

Wikileak documents reveal that Pakistan has been funding the Taliban.

"The Taliban are stronger than ever and a crucial component of their success is the support they receive from Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI). The military spy agency nurtured the Taliban in the 1990s and has maintained ties to the group ever since."

And guess who has been funding Pakistan and the ISI to the tune of billions of dollars? Billions of which "go missing?"

Just two weeks ago, Hillary Clinton announced millions more. Obama officials say the US-Pakistani relationship will not be harmed by these revelations.

Of course not. The goyim must continue to destroy themselves in Afghanistan.

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Aug 03 00:11

PETE STARK: "The Federal Government, yes, can do most anything in this country."

California Representative Pete Stark:

August 2, 2010

Aug 02 23:40

The Social Security Scam – Why all taxpayers must file income tax returns

You have been told that Social Security is an insurance program run by the federal government. You were led to believe that your income would be taxed at a certain rate for the cost of the program. Then in times of medical emergency or upon retirement you would be eligible for Social Security benefits. On the surface, this would seem to be an equitable arrangement.

But the federal government failed to fully inform you as to all of the other ramifications of applying for a Social Security number. For instance, did you know that you became a federal employee? Well, you did - specifically you became a member of the Merchant Marine. You also became an employee of a corporation that is involved with importing to and from the U.S. possessions. Another consideration is that if FICA is based upon a percentage of your earnings, then the government has somehow been granted the right to know the amount of your income and the sources of your income – this is not a hallmark of freedom. These statements and more will be evidenced by the actual federal statutes and regulations further on this page.

Like all great magicians, the federal government has you looking at the obvious while hiding the basis of the trick that the magician is performing right in front of your eyes.

Aug 02 22:23

Federal Judge Bolton Issues Illegal Injuction.

Aug 02 22:19

Is It Antisemitic To Say Zionist Jews Control USA Foreign Policy ?

Aug 02 20:48

GORDON DUFF: FALSE FLAG NUKE ATTACK ON U.S. JUSTIFIED….”KING’S TORAH”

Veterans Today
ISRAEL TO USE IRANIAN AND PAKISTANI DUPES IN DIRTY NUKE PLOY

Aug 02 20:46

Gold Dinar, Silver Dirham

Quote from this video, "BANKING SYSTEM IS A CRIME, THE BANKERS ARE THE CRIMINALS"

Aug 02 20:41

Foreclosure Dispute With Bank Sets Off Shootout With Hernando Deputies

...Deputies were summoned to 5351 Joyner Ave., near the Oak Hill Golf Club, at 3:20 p.m. Monday. An employee from a local bank that is foreclosing on the home had telephoned authorities to ask that they check on him, said Sgt. Donna Black, a sheriff's office spokeswoman...

Aug 02 19:56

How American News Media Works In Favor Of Israel

By Alison Weir Special to Salem-News.com

Critical analysis from one of the nation's leading voices on the conflict between Israel and Palestine.
Alison Weir
Alison Weir

(SACRAMENTO) - The Israeli-Palestinian conflict is one of the world’s major sources of instability. Americans are directly connected to this conflict, and increasingly imperiled by its devastation.

It is the goal of If Americans Knew to provide full and accurate information on this critical issue, and on our power – and duty – to bring a resolution.

Aug 02 19:48

America’s “Dog in the Fight”

In a clumsy and transparent effort to avoid granting Palestinians civil rights in the interim, some US protégés in Lebanon could care less about the refugees reclaiming their stolen homes and lands in Palestine. But, like the Palestinian refugees themselves, they are dead set against the refugees staying any longer than absolutely necessary in Lebanon.

Aug 02 19:43

Former Israeli officials in the U.S. government

Who benefits from invading and occupying Iraq? Are Americans defending U.S. national security, or the security of our colonial outpost in the Arab World? This interview discusses the neoconservative Zionist cabal of the Bush administration who beat the drums for our illegal invasion and occupation of Iraq.

Aug 02 18:34

PINAL COUNTY, Ariz.Sheriff Seeks Donations For Guns To Fight Drug Cartel

Sheriff Seeks Donations For Guns To Fight Drug Cartel
UPDATED: 4:13 pm MST August 2, 2010
PINAL COUNTY, Ariz. -- The Pinal County Sheriff’s Office is in need of funding to purchase rifles to arm first responders in the war against the Mexican drug cartel members and their affiliates.
There has been an increase in dangerous incidents, such as high-speed vehicle pursuits, shoot-outs, and incidents of ambush between deputies and smugglers.
Sheriff Paul Babeu said, “My deputies are outgunned and we are outmanned. We need help to raise money to buy Arizona made semi-automatic rifles to fight this threat against our citizens.”

Aug 02 17:57

Shock wave and bubble: the untruth about the Cheonan

Only a small coterie in the USA and South Korea know for sure what really happened to the South Korean warship. But, unreported in the Western media, the ‘proof’ that the Cheonan was sunk by North Korea has been thoroughly discredited.

Aug 02 17:35

SEC Probes BP Potential Insider Trading: Sources

U.S. securities regulators are investigating whether people may have illegally profited from trading on nonpublic information at BP Plc in the weeks and months following the disastrous Gulf of Mexico oil spill, two sources familiar with the investigation said on Monday.

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is also investigating whether BP properly disclosed information on risks related to its deepwater oil operations in the Gulf of Mexico, one of the sources said.

Aug 02 17:29

BP urged to rename petrol stations

Embattled oil giant BP is reportedly facing pressure to re-name its US petrol stations under their old Amoco brand as the backlash in America shows no sign of easing.

Aug 02 17:26

'Cannabis gave me my life back'

Agonising migraines had put Marie Summers in a 'prison of pain', until she overcame inhibitions about using an illegal drug. The result seemed like a miracle

Aug 02 17:15

Why Does Max Keiser Still Believe in Global Warming?

Somebody help me wake this Guy up Please. He's an economist and not a scientist (falls victim to straw-men arguments and poisoned wells)!!!
Max Keiser: "I spent about 10-12 hours this weekend reading all the anti-global warming material I could find. One of the things I discovered was that a majority of the talking points on the subject originate from just a handful of ‘think tanks’ almost all of them funded at some point by Exxon and/or Koch. But that wasn’t the thing that interested me as it was to be expected, the bit that interested me was that many of the lobbyists at these ‘think tanks’ were veterans of Big Tobacco propaganda and lobbying."

Aug 02 17:01

PALESTINIAN CHILDREN ARRESTED FOR WALKING NEAR APARTHEID WALL

It is apparently now a crime for Palestinian children to walk near the wall of Apartheid…. tomorrow breathing may be illegal.

Aug 02 16:30

US regulators out of the loop on chemical risk

American regulators, charged with ensuring the safety of food and consumer products, are in the dark about the suspected chemical, 2-methylnaphthalene. The Food and Drug Administration has no scientific data on its impact on human health.

The Environmental Protection Agency also lacks basic health and safety data for 2-methylnaphthalene - even though the EPA has been seeking that information from the chemical industry for 16 years.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It took me thirty seconds with a search engine to identify a medical journal article showing that 2-methylnaphthalene is a major carcinogen.

If you or someone you know had one of those recalled boxes of cereal, please send this article to them.

Aug 02 15:53

Fines, small tax bill send Baltimore home to tax sale

Aug 02 15:52

Project Vigilant and the government/corporate destruction of privacy

So, while Lamo has repeatedly denied (including in his interview with me) that he ever worked with federal authorities, it turns out that he was a "volunteer analyst" for an entity which collects private Internet data in order to process it and turn it over to the Federal Government.

Aug 02 15:42

GORDON DUFF: FALSE FLAG NUKE ATTACK ON U.S. JUSTIFIED….”KING TORAH”

This week, the last piece fell into place. The National Research Council, part of the National Academy of Science, heavy on politics and light on science, announced that America was no longer able to track nukes threatening our shores. Their report titled Nuclear Forensics: A Capability at Risk, released last week, outlines the details of a secret study requested by the Departments of Homeland Security, Defense and Energy, specifically the National Nuclear Security Administration. The gist of the story is easy, if a nuke goes off in America, dirty nuke in Times Square, one in a container at a port, anywhere, America won’t be able to tell who made it. Not a word of the report is true.

Aug 02 15:34

Wikileaks, causes for concern

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The recent document dump by Wikileaks provides nothing to support the anti-war movements, while justifying the expansion of the wars into Pakistan and Iran on the grounds of fighting the Taliban.

That Assange is engaging in fraud is revealed by his inclusion of reports on Osama Bin Laden even though Osama is documented as having died in late 2001. Assange's utter "It ain't a conspiracy unless it's MY conspiracy" dismissal of the 9-11 truth movement calls his agenda into question.

Aug 02 15:15

Sidney Harman Buys Newsweek for $1

Harman's wife is California congresswoman Jane Harman.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I wouldn't have paid more than fifty cents, myself!

Aug 02 15:11

Stock Market & Birth Certificates. How much are YOU worth?

Jordan Maxwell explains that people are owned by banks. YOUR birth certificate and mine are on the stock exchange. This puts a new spin on "human resource".

Aug 02 15:08

How to Avoid the Prying Eyes

The Internet is rife with surveillance technology, but you can cover some of your tracks

To launch IE8 in InPrivate browsing mode by default do this.

Aug 02 15:00

Roll Over or Get Tough

Time Warner Cable is asking for public comments no whether to accept higher programming prices or allow blackouts.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Here is my comment: I am ready to live entirely without CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, CNBC, ABC News, NBC News, ABC News, and every other "News" channel trying to tell us all is well with the nation and how much fun war is!

That should save a lot on our cable bills!

Aug 02 14:50

Revered Israeli rabbi preaches slaughter of gentile babies

Jonathan Cook considers the ideas of a leading Israeli rabbi, Yitzhak Shapira, who together with another rabbi, Yosef Elitzur, has written a book in which he sanctions the murder of Palestinian children and babies.

Aug 02 14:47

Leaderless Resistance

The concept of Leaderless Resistance was proposed by Col. Ulius Louis Amoss, who was the founder of International Service of Information Incorporated, located in Baltimore, Maryland. Col. Amoss died more than fifteen years ago, but during his life was a tireless opponent of communism, as well as a skilled Intelligence Officer. Col. Amoss first wrote of Leaderless Resistance on April 17, 1962...

Aug 02 14:39

SEC charges billionaire Texas brothers who donate to GOP with fraud

Sam and Charles Wyly, billionaire Texas brothers who gained prominence spending millions of dollars on conservative political causes, committed fraud by using secret overseas accounts to generate more than $550 million in profit through illegal stock trades, the Securities and Exchange Commission charged Thursday.

According to the SEC, the brothers, who live in Dallas, created an elaborate and clandestine network of accounts and companies on the Isle of Man and in the Cayman Islands. The brothers then used these accounts and companies to trade more than $750 million of stock in four public companies on whose boards they served, not filing the disclosures required for corporate insiders, the SEC said.

In one case, the SEC alleges that the Wylys traded based on insider information they learned as board members, netting a profit of $32 million.

Aug 02 14:34

A primer for disproving IPCC’s theory of man made global warming using observed temperature data

Comparison of the claims by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) of 1) “Most of the observed increase in global average temperatures since the mid-20th century is very likely” man made, and 2) “For the next two decades a warming rate of 0.2 deg C per decade is projected” are shown in this article not to be supported by the observed data, thus disproving IPCC’s theory of man made global warming.

Aug 02 14:32

Making Gaza A 'European Ghetto'

While most Israeli leaders are resistant to fully lifting the blockade of Gaza, Avigdor Lieberman, the right-wing foreign minister, is advocating that Israel abandon the Strip to international monitoring and economic rehabilitation.

The proposal, recently leaked to the Israeli press, does not amount to freeing Gaza but rather to placing it under European sea and land inspections and a reconstruction plan.

Aug 02 14:27

It's Christmas already at Selfridges

Aug 02 14:26

Mexican Drug Cartel Allegedly Puts a Price on Arizona Sheriff's Head

A Mexican drug cartel has reportedly put a hefty price tag on the head of Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Maybe.

Mexican drug lords are already able to get past the border as it is right now. A totally open border means lots of new competition, which will force drug prices down. Not sure what drug lord wants that!

On the other hand, lurid stories of "Colombian Neckties" awaiting Sheriff Joe Arpaio is a great way to keep immigration as the top issue going into the election season!

Aug 02 14:15

House approves oil spill legislation

The bill, passed 209 to 193, would impose new safeguards for offshore drilling, remove a liability cap for spill damages, and hit energy producers with a new tax to fund conservation measures.

In its most sweeping response to the gulf oil spill, the House on Friday approved legislation that would impose new environmental safeguards for offshore drilling, remove a liability cap for spill damages, and slap industry with a new tax to fund conservation projects nationwide.

The measure, which follows dozens of Capitol Hill hearings into the worst offshore oil spill in U.S. history, would remove a $75-million liability cap on oil firms for economic damages caused by spills. It would also hit energy producers with a new $2 per barrel tax to fund land purchases for national parks, forests and wildlife refuges.

Article Comment: Taxation is a lazy, uninspired means of effecting regulation. It's time to nationalize the oil industry and eject all foreign-owned oil companies. It should have been done decades ago.

Aug 02 14:13

Revered Rabbi Preaches Slaughter Of Gentile Babies

A rabbi from one of the most violent settlements in the West Bank was questioned on suspicion of incitement last week as Israeli police stepped up their investigation into a book in which he sanctions the killing of non-Jews, including children and babies.

Rabbi Yitzhak Shapira is one of the leading ideologues of the extreme wing of the religious settler movement. He is known to be a champion of the “price-tag” policy of reprisal attacks on Palestinians, including punishing them for attempts by officials to enforce Israeli law against the settlements.

Aug 02 13:43

Bringing the Extremes into the Middle.

I tell myself I’m not going to write anything today. I’ll take the day off …but this is what I do with my days. If I take the day off then that’s probably what I will do for recreation. It’s important to me to communicate with you because I’m always being communicated with and it has to go somewhere if I start to overflow. This relationship of mine isn’t easy a lot of the time.

Aug 02 13:26

Your Choice: Thomas Jefferson or the Status Quo

Nullification isn’t constitutional, Tucker rushes to assure everyone, since he doesn’t see it mentioned anywhere in the U.S. Constitution itself. But that’s the thing about the powers of the states: they don’t have to be mentioned explicitly. Only the powers of the federal government (as well as the restrictions on the states) are to be specifically enumerated. That’s the nature of a limited, federal system. And as I show in the book, the power of nullification was indeed assured to the people at the state ratifying convention of Virginia, the state from which so many of our most important statesmen and thinkers hailed. Add to this the obvious, commonsense point that a federal government allowed to have a monopoly on determining its own powers will continuously discover new ones, which happens to be precisely what has occurred, and you have a logically unassailable case for state nullification. (For that matter, where in the Constitution is the federal government granted the exclusive, monopoly power to judge its own powers infallibly? Assigning certain kinds of cases to the Supreme Court is not the same thing, and the Supremacy Clause, as I show in the book, merely begs the question.)

Some of us are a little tired of electing do-nothing plastic men who intensify our fiscal problems, and then hope the rubes fall for their pretty talk about limited government. We’re also impatient with the equally failed strategy of waiting for the federal government’s own courts to roll it back – a foolish approach Jefferson viewed with contempt, since he knew the federal courts would simply rubber-stamp federal usurpations. Forgive me if I remain unconvinced that the best strategy for rolling back government is to wait for a good Supreme Court, perhaps in the year 2874, or to keep writing to my bought-and-paid-for congressman.

Two dozen states nullified the REAL ID Act of 2005, and the federal government had to back down. California persisted in its medical marijuana policy after the Supreme Court said to cut it out. (Alabama, Mississippi, and Louisiana wrote amicus briefs in support of California, by the way, since even though those states disagreed with its policy, they also believed in the Tenth Amendment to the Constitution.) Several states have already nullified various federal gun regulations. Cap-and-trade nullification is being drafted as we speak.

Aug 02 13:23

First Web-based Jailbreak for iPhone 4 arrives; here's how to do it

Webmaster's Commentary: 

A recent court ruling has declared that jailbreaking your own equipment is not a violation of the DMCA. So have fun, but remember that once you step past Apple's boundaries, you are on your own and if you do not know what you are doing, you can wreck your phone. Final note is that this web system is VERY busy and it will probably take a while to complete the process.

Aug 02 13:09

Obama On The Iraq Drawdown: 'As Promised and On Schedule'

“As a candidate for President, I pledged to bring the war in Iraq to a responsible end. Shortly after taking office, I announced our new strategy for Iraq and for a transition to full Iraqi responsibility. And I made it clear that by August 31, 2010 America’s combat mission in Iraq would end. That is exactly what we are doing—as promised, and on schedule.”

The president says that by the end of the month more than 90,000 troops will have come home from Iraq since he took office.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Actually, when Obama was campaigning, he said nothing about waiting until August 1, 2010. He said "first thing" and "you can take that to the bank."

Now we are in another campaign season and Obama is crowing how 90,000 troops have been brought back home from Iraq since he took office ... without mentioning how may have been sent, and mopre to the point, how many were sent back two and three times. The fact is that this is Obama's "Mission Accomplished" moment; an election season hoax underscored by the admission that at least 50,000 troops will remain in Iraq, just under a different name, so they don't count as combat troops.
Aug 02 12:28

PHOTO ESSAY OF ILLEGAL SETTLER’S LATEST CRIMES

On Friday, 30 July, a group of Israeli settlers attacked Palestinian fields in the town of Burin in the West Bank. They set the fields on fire and assaulted a number of citizens who attempted to defend their land. Hundreds of dunums (one dunum equals 1,000 square meters) of land near the Hawara military checkpoint were also set ablaze, destroying hundreds of olive trees.

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