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July 12, 2009

Jul 12 10:34

Egypt stops Gaza-bound medical convoy

Egyptian authorities have refused to allow 'Viva Palestina' activists trying to carry humanitarian aid to the Gaza Strip to cross into the Sinai Peninsula.

The largest-ever US aid convoy to help the people of Gaza was stopped at the Suez Canal on Saturday on its way to Al Arish, where the rest of the group and supplies will join them before heading for the border crossing into Gaza.

The activists are part of a convoy of at least 200 people -- all Americans, including Charles Barron, a New York City Councilman -- that plan to be in Gaza by July 13.

Former US Congresswoman from Georgia, Cynthia McKinney, who was arrested by Israeli forces earlier this month while heading to Gaza on a humanitarian mission, will also join the convoy.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I understand why the US doesn't help the Palestinians; our government is totally bought by AIPAC.

Has Egypt's government been totally subverted as well?

Jul 12 10:34

Afghanistan troops died 'for future of Britain'

David Miliband, the foreign secretary, acknowledges 'grievous few days' but says UK security depends on routing Taliban

I'll bet the Soviets said the same thing...

Jul 12 10:33

Irregular Army: The rise of alcoholism and drug abuse in the US military

The twin vices of drug addiction and alcoholism were rampant in the U.S. military during the Vietnam war and through movies like Apocalypse Now and Platoon became the emblematic image of the armed forces during that war. But figures shows that by the end 2005, of the 104,000 who had sought medical help after serving in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, 32,010 were suffering from posttraumatic stress disorder, depression, drug addiction or alcoholism. Proportionally, that’s three times as many as those who returned from Vietnam.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

If you woke up one morning and realized you were the bad guys, could you stay sober?

Jul 12 10:31

Gordon Brown plans troops surge in Afghanistan



Taboola
Jul 12 10:31

Revealed: Brown's secret plan to cut Afghanistan force by 1,500

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Gordon can't make up his mind, apparently.

Jul 12 10:30

Report:Taliban Captures District in E. Afghanistan

Jul 12 10:24

Computers in U.S. Linked to Cyber Attack

The countries include South Korea, the United States, Japan and Guatemala, Chung Chin-sup, a member of the parliamentary intelligence committee, told reporters.

But the spy agency cautioned it was too early to conclude that North Korea was responsible as the investigations were still under way, according to Park Young-sun, another member of the intelligence committee.

Jul 12 10:21

VIVA PALESTINA UPDATE FOR SUNDAY, JULY 12th

The 100 Viva Palestina humanitarian volunteers have decided to stay the night in their buses at the Mubarak Peace Bridge over the Suez Canal despite pressure from the Egyptian security officials to return to Cairo.



Emigrate While You Still Can - Finca Bayano In Panama!

Finco Bayano
Jul 12 10:20

AFGHANISTAN ~~ DOUBLE STANDARDS

FLASHBACK….. Remember 1979? Remember the invasion of Afghanistan by the Soviet Union? Remember the outcry and crocodile tears in support of the people of that country?

FLASHBACK #2….. Remember 2001? Remember the invasion of Afghanistan by the United States? Where was the outcry and crocodile tears in support of that nation then?

There weren’t any…. because the crimes committed by US troops were hidden….. covered up…… LIED ABOUT!

Jul 12 10:19

SUNDAY’S TOON ~~ MOTHER PALESTINE WANTS HER CHILDREN FREED

Jul 12 10:16

California IOUs to be shunned by big banks after today

Bank of America and other big institutions plan to enforce a cutoff, making it harder to cash vouchers. To protect IOU holders from third-party speculators, the SEC defines the vouchers as securities.

Jul 12 10:09

NSA Security running amok to plug leaks about 9/11


Jul 12 10:07

Hawaii: Gov. Linda Lingle gives medical marijuana patients zero respect with veto of study bill

In a move that could hinder the development of Hawaii's medical marijuana program for another year, Gov. Linda Lingle has imprudently vetoed SB 1058. This exploratory legislation sought to establish a task force to examine crucial issues surrounding Hawaii's medical marijuana law; however, Gov. Lingle has for the second year in a row snubbed patients by vetoing this legislation after it passed both chambers of the state legislature by overwhelming margins.

Jul 12 10:04

Watching Whales Watching Us

The two strandings in September 2002, however, did have something intriguing in common. It was noted by the Canary Islands rescuers that naval vessels were carrying out exercises that day not far offshore, a situation that had accompanied four other mass whale strandings on Canary Islands beaches since 1985. And while no such military exercises were being conducted off the beaches of Isla San José, the vessel that the scientists radioed turned out to be a research ship dragging an array of powerful underwater air guns that were repeatedly set off the previous morning in the course of seismic tests of the region’s ocean floor.

Jul 12 10:02

As the Hollywood machine abandons L.A., its supporting workers struggle

Small, blue-collar businesses that sustain California's entertainment industry -- prop houses, studio equipment shops -- fight for business as film production migrates to incentive-rich states.

Jul 12 10:00

In Wake of Turmoil In China, Minorities Face Painful Options

The bloody riots on Sunday show just how deep the mistrust between Han Chinese and other ethnic groups runs, and how quickly a seemingly minor disagreement can escalate. The violence began with a false Internet rumor about the rape of two Han women by Uighur workers. That led to a fight in a toy factory in the southern Chinese city of Shaoguan that left two Uighurs dead.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So, who benefits when a fake internet rumor kicks up massive riots?


Jul 12 09:45

Panic level on the rise among the global warming cult.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This report resorts to "authoritarianism" to try to force people to accept the dogma. Their entire argument rests on the fact that they have enough money to hire more experts to say the Earth is getting warmer than you have senses to see for yourself that it is not.

See The Global Warming Scam

See The Great Global Warming Swindle

Meanwhile, read the comments. Many of those people are really clued in.

Jul 12 09:43

Rabbi Eliyahu on a Woman's Place

According to the story on the Israeli news Web site Ynet:

During a Torah lesson delivered Monday, the prominent national religious leader spoke at length about the importance of observing chastity codes. He advised soldiers to cover their ears during military ceremonies that include women singing. “It’s better to go to jail than to obey the commander and hear a woman sing or play,” he stated.

Eliyahu stressed that listening to a woman deliver a speech, if she did so while using hand gestures, was also forbidden: “It’s very serious. One should watch out for these things.”

Jul 12 09:40

Inspectors General Confirm Bush Admin Carried Out Massive Illegal Surveillance, More Than Previously Known

According to a senior government official… ”There exists a database of Americans, who, often for the slightest and most trivial reason, are considered unfriendly, and who, in a time of panic, might be incarcerated. The database can identify and locate perceived ‘enemies of the state’ almost instantaneously.” … One knowledgeable source claims that 8 million Americans are now listed in Main Core as potentially suspect. In the event of a national emergency, these people could be subject to everything from heightened surveillance and tracking to direct questioning and possibly even detention.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Remember Nixon's "Enemies" list?

Jul 12 09:38

A secret shame: Inside the latest scandal to rock the Catholic church

When Todd Carpunky was 16, he joined the Legion of Christ. I his six years with the Catholic order, he bore witness to a culture of sexual abuse that rocked the Church. Here, he talks candidly to Peter Stanford about the secretive world created by the order's founder while the papal authorities looked the other way


Jul 12 09:36

13 doctors demand inquest into Dr David Kelly's death

The death of Government scientist David Kelly returned to haunt Labour today as a group of doctors announced that they were mounting a legal challenge to overturn the finding of suicide.

Dr Kelly's body was found six years ago this week in woods close to his Oxfordshire home, shortly after he was exposed as the source of a BBC news report questioning the grounds for war in Iraq.

Unusually, no coroner's inquest was held into his death.

Jul 12 09:33

Swine flu vaccine to be given to entire population

The NHS is preparing to vaccinate the entire population against swine flu.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

During the 1976 Swine Flu pandemic the mandated vaccination program had to be canceled part way through when it was discovered that the vaccine was killing fifty times as many people as the flu itself, and leaving many more with permanent neurological symptoms.

And the current vaccine is being prepared by a company already under investigation for "accidentally" releasing a test vaccine last year laced with live Bird Flu virus!

And given Obama'
s Science Czar's comments regarding forced population reductions
the dire warnings of draconian punishments for refusing the "vaccine" are only making people more concerned as to just what is in that needle!

Jul 12 09:26

Guess who's building nuclear power plants

Webmaster's Commentary: 

When it was America's puppet ruler in charge, Iran's nuclear power plants were a GOOD thing!!!

Jul 12 08:55

The chills of Global Cooling

As cap-and-trade advocates tie their knickers in knots over so-called "global warming," Mother Nature refuses to cooperate. Earth's temperatures continue a chill that began 11 years ago. As global cooling accelerates, global-warmists kick, scream, and push their pet theory -- just like little kids who cover their ears and stomp their feet when older children tell them not to bother waiting up for Santa Claus on Christmas Eve.

Consider how the globe cooled last month:

-- June in Manhattan averaged 67.5 degrees Fahrenheit, 3.7 degrees below normal -- the coldest average since 1958. The National Weather Service stated July 1: "The last time that Central Park hit 85 in May...but not in June was back in 1903."


Jul 12 08:42

Switch away from dollar could bankrupt US economy - Celente video

Most international trade is done in dollars, but if it is abandoned for another currency, China and other suppliers may no longer want to buy worthless U.S. debt, argues Trend Research Institute founder Gerald Celente.

Jul 12 08:32

Obama Science Advisor Called For “Planetary Regime” To Enforce Totalitarian Population Control Measures

President Obama’s top science and technology advisor John P. Holdren co-authored a 1977 book in which he advocated the formation of a “planetary regime” that would use a “global police force” to enforce totalitarian measures of population control, including forced abortions, mass sterilization programs conducted via the food and water supply, as well as mandatory bodily implants that would prevent couples from having children.

The concepts outlined in Holdren’s 1977 book Ecoscience, which he co-authored with close colleagues Paul Ehrlich and Anne Ehrlich, were so shocking that a February 2009 Front Page Magazine story on the subject was largely dismissed as being outlandish because people couldn’t bring themselves to believe that it could be true.

Jul 12 08:10

Should We Prepare for the Worst?

LOOKING AHEAD

Sarah Palin's resignation is an indication that the Zionists do not have a doomsday scenario. So why should we? They are looking ahead to 2012 when people will be disillusioned with their Liberal savior Barack Obama. Sarah Palin has been adopted by the the Neo Cons and given lucrative book deals. She will be presented as the next savior as the Zionists stage a "Conservative reaction."

Jul 12 08:06

Professor Pileni's Resignation as Editor-in-Chief of the Open Chemical Physics Journal

By Niels Harrit

After the paper entitled "Active Thermitic Material Discovered in Dust from the 9/11 World Trade Center Catastrophe," which I along with eight colleagues co-authored, was published in the Open Chemical Physics Journal, its editor-in-chief, Professor Marie-Paule Pileni, abruptly resigned. It has been suggested that this resignation casts doubt on the scientific soundness of our paper.

However, Professor Pileni did the only thing she could do, if she wanted to save her career. After resigning, she did not criticize our paper. Rather, she said that she could not read and evaluate it, because, she claimed, it lies outside the areas of her expertise.

But that is not true, as shown by information contained on her own website (http://www.sri.jussieu.fr/pileni.htm). Her List of Publications reveals that Professor Pileni has published hundreds of articles in the field of nanoscience and nanotechnology. She is, in fact, recognized as one of the leaders in the field. Her statement about her ”major advanced research” points out that, already by 2003, she was ”the 25th highest cited scientist on nanotechnology” (http://www.sri.jussieu.fr/pileni.htm).

Jul 12 07:53

Yoo Gave Bush White House Retroactive Legal Cover to Spy on Americans

A sweeping investigation into the Bush administration’s domestic surveillance program has concluded that former Justice Department attorney John Yoo provided the White House with retroactive legal cover for covert intelligence activities and that the legal opinion he drafted authorizing the program failed to cite an historic Supreme Court case on the "distribution of government powers."

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Jul 11 23:43

Obamas' daughters being used for positive media spin

June 30, 2009
WH restrictions for daughters rankle photogs
The two events reflect both the First Family's insistence on raising their young daughters away from the spotlight of the White House and their penchant for carefully using them to bolster the president's political image.
http://www.eurweb.com/story/eur54542.cfm
J. CREW MARKETING USES OBAMA GIRLS:...during Moscow jaunt. July 9, 2009
Asked if having his daughters joining his wife on a high-profile trip helps take the edge off the tough diplomatic negotiations, Obama told CNN it's fantastic to have his girls "being able to see the world and then report back to us on what they are seeing."
http://faustasblog.com/?p=14030
O2 for the O’s

Jul 11 20:46

Video of Israeli Navy threatening the Spirit of Humanity

This video is the last footage taken onboard the Spirit Of Humanity before its voyage to bring humanitarian aid to Gaza was prematurely halted by Israeli special forces. It shows the atmosphere inside the cabin as the crew try to negotiate with the Israeli ship via radio.
Jul 11 20:16

Strange admission by Rep. Boswell at :30

Funny admission that the Fed's actions aren't much controlled by Congress.

Also, gotta love the "jobless recovery" attitude.

Jul 11 18:40

Climate change: The sun and the oceans do not lie

But even a compromise could inflict devastating damage on our own economic future – all for a theory now shot so full of holes that its supporters are having to suppress free speech to defend it.


Jul 11 18:18

Cheney Is Linked to Concealment of C.I.A. Project

The Central Intelligence Agency withheld information about a secret counterterrorism program from Congress for eight years on direct orders from former Vice President Dick Cheney, the agency’s director, Leon E. Panetta, has told the Senate and House intelligence committees, two people with direct knowledge of the matter said Saturday.

The report that Mr. Cheney was behind the decision to conceal the still-unidentified program from Congress deepened the mystery surrounding it, suggesting that the Bush administration had put a high priority on the program and its secrecy.

Jul 11 18:05

Gore: U.S. Climate Bill Will Help Bring About 'Global Governance'

In addition, calls for a global carbon tax have been urged at recent UN global warming conferences. In December 2007, the UN climate conference in Bali, urged the adoption of a global carbon tax that would represent “a global burden sharing system, fair, with solidarity, and legally binding to all nations.”

Jul 11 18:02

Contractor KBR eyes Iraq oil opportunities

To call US oil and defence contractor KBR controversial is the understatement of the decade.

Jul 11 17:15

Pair jailed for web race crimes

Two men have been jailed after becoming the first in the UK to be convicted of inciting racial hatred via a foreign website.

Simon Sheppard, 51, of Selby in North Yorkshire, received four years and 10 months, and Stephen Whittle, 42, of Preston, two years and four months.



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Jul 11 15:50

Some suspect conspiracy in Holocaust Museum case

"It's possible that he [von Brunn] might have been enticed to the Holocaust Museum," said Ghost Troop member William Fox. Fox said that Israeli intelligence agents could have shot security officer Stephen Johns, then shot von Brunn, then planted the rifle.

"Today's shootings at the DC Holocaust Museum bear some of the classic earmarks of a false flag operation," wrote conspiracy theorist Eric May on the Web site amfirstbooks.com.

"Mind you, I'm not asserting that this is a false flag operation, but neither am I discounting the possibility. I exhort Internet researchers to look into this carefully and publish results," May wrote.

Jul 11 15:30

Bush Personally Ordered Visit to Ashcroft’s Hospital Bed

George W. Bush personally ordered White House Counsel Alberto Gonzales and Chief of Staff Andy Card to visit an ailing Attorney General John Ashcroft in the hospital in March 2004 after Ashcroft’s deputy Jim Comey refused to certify the warrantless surveillance program

Jul 11 15:19

4 Ways to Tell When a Real Recovery Has Begun

For the foreseeable future, there will be an aggressive hunt for two economic recoveries.

One is the technical improvement in economic indicators that signals the economy is growing again. That's the one economists care about, which is why they scour the numbers on retail sales, business inventories, purchasing manager sentiment, subatomic inflation, the mood in Shanghai, and anything else that could help pinpoint the exact inflection point for a turnaround.

The other recovery, the one that most consumers are waiting for, is the one in which companies stop firing and start hiring, banks return to normal lending, and families stop worrying about jobs and income. And that turnaround—the consumer recovery—is likely to take much longer to materialize than the technical recovery.

Jul 11 15:10

"Isn't That The Shah's Flag?"


Jul 11 14:18

BLAMING THE VICTIM……

I’m told it is “reckless” to travel in international waters. It should, of course, be safe – and would be if the high and mighty Western allies, always talking big against terror, were to enforce maritime law and rid the Eastern Mediterranean of marauding Israeli pirates.



Donate
Jul 11 13:42

Key Witness In Obama Passport Fraud Case Murdered

A key witness in a federal probe into passport information stolen from the State Department was fatally shot in front of a District church, the Metropolitan Police Department said yesterday.

Jul 11 13:39

Florida prepares for huge swine flu shot program

Florida’s surgeon general says the state is preparing for massive swine flu immunizations, starting with schoolchildren, as the Obama administration urges states to prepare for the likelihood that the virus might worsen in the fall.

Jul 11 13:23

The Fed Under Fire

Wall Street and the Federal Reserve are parasites sucking the life out of America.

Jul 11 13:22

More "Change" from the Obama Administration

Forced abortions. Mass sterilization. A "Planetary Regime" with the power of life and death over American citizens.


Jul 11 13:15

Big Bankers Mounting Sneak Attack on Consumers

Have you received your thank-you note? I'm still waiting for mine.

More than a year into the Wall Street bailout, I've yet to get any sort of "thank you" from even a single one of the big banks that you and I propped up with $12 trillion in direct giveaways, indirect giveaways, government guarantees and sweetheart loans. You'd think their mommas would've taught them better. But I've begun to think that waiting on a simple gesture of banker gratitude is like waiting on Donald Trump to have a good hair day -- ain't gonna happen.

Jul 11 13:14

Judge Sonia Sotomayor Denied My Appeal and I Spent 16 Years in Prison For a Crime I Didn't Commit

Sotomayor put procedure over innocence as a federal judge.

Jul 11 13:10

Hundreds of Thousands of Workers Will Lose Unemployment Benefits Soon

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"The jobless number just dropped by hundreds of thousands; isn't that GREAT NEWS?!?!?!" -- Official White Horse Souse

Jul 11 13:03

WOULD YOU BUY A USED CAR FROM THIS MAN?

Webmaster's Commentary: 

No.


Jul 11 13:03

VIVA PALESTINA CONVOY UPDATES

And here we are, almost 9 hrs later in Alexandria. Awaiting the day the Egyptian government releases those cars so that we can make our way into the hearts of the Gazans.

Because no matter how much they try to delay us or try to make it impossible for us to reach Gaza, we will continue to stand here waiting. Time of course is not on our hands on this journey, but we will continue to stand. Viva Palestina!

Jul 11 13:02

CHILDREN OF GAZA RELIVING THE HORRORS OF WAR IN THEIR ARTWORK

Children should be painting pictures of life…. not war and death, but the children of Gaza are still reliving the horrors of the Israeli blitzkrieg.

These children are talented, but their memories and nightmares have taken over their creativity.

Jul 11 13:01

CAR WRECK IN THE MAKING

Despite strong opposition from Fatah’s Executive Committee, Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas has decided to hold the pivotal Fatah congress in the West Bank in the first week of August.

The decision, taken without consultation with the senior Fatah leadership, has already generated a lot of tension and confusion within the movement, raising fears that Fatah might fall victim to possible fragmentation and disintegration.

Jul 11 12:40

Kevin R. Ryan: Demolition access to the WTC Towers

Bremer was on the international advisory board for the Japanese mining and machinery company, Komatsu. At the time, Komatsu had been involved in a joint venture agreement with Dresser Industries, the oil-services/intelligence front in which Prescott Bush Sr. and George H. W. Bush got their start with Neil Mallon. The Komatsu-Dresser mining division operated from 1988 to 1997. In July 1996, it patented a thermite demolition device that could “demolish a concrete structure at a high efficiency, while preventing a secondary problem due to noise, flying dust and chips, and the like.”[25] Residues of thermite, the highly energetic chemical mixture, have been confirmed in samples of the WTC dust, and the use of thermite at the WTC was also revealed by environmental data.[1, 2, 3, 4, 26] Dresser Industries merged with Dick Cheney’s Halliburton in 1998.


Jul 11 11:55

BEAT THE CHIP

Jul 11 11:28

60 million stung in social networking rip-off

New York's attorney general says that Tagged.com stole the identities of more than 60 million internet users worldwide - by sending emails that raided their private accounts.

Jul 11 11:17

IRS Not Pursuing 18% of Taxpayers Who Owe >$1m in Taxes

On December 22, 2007, there were 2,454 individual taxpayers in the IRS’ potentially collectible inventory who each owed more than $1 million in taxes, penalties, and interest. While the vast majority of these individuals (2,006 of 2,454) were being actively pursued for collection, we identified 448 accounts totaling approximately $1.2 billion that were in the Queue1 (357 accounts) or that had been shelved (91 accounts).

Jul 11 11:14

Michael Jackson's death 'second biggest story of century'

Jackson's death received more coverage than the Iraq War, 9/11 and the global financial meltdown, last year's Beijing Olympics, Hurricane Katrina, the death of Pope John Paul II and the Tsunami.



Pixfuture
Jul 11 11:08

U.N. Warning of 10-Year 'Climate Tipping Point' Began in 1989

According to July 5, 1989, article in the Miami Herald, the then-director of the New York office of the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP), Noel Brown, warned of a “10-year window of opportunity to solve” global warming. According to the 1989 article, “A senior U.N. environmental official says entire nations could be wiped off the face of the Earth by rising sea levels if the global warming trend is not reversed by the year 2000. Coastal flooding and crop failures would create an exodus of ‘eco-refugees,’ threatening political chaos.”

Jul 11 11:03

Global warming alarmism enriches Gore, bankrupts the rest of us

Let us begin today with full disclosure: For those who don't know my position on global warming alarmism and its insidious uses, it is that this phenomenon is the greatest hoax in modern times and is being used to achieve things - bad things - quite apart from its ostensible goal of "saving the planet." Al Gore wanders the spheroid he is determined to save, spouting increasingly inane observations as his bank account grows and his "carbon footprint" becomes ever more Godzilla-like, considering all the jet fuel burned as he hurtles from appearance to appearance. I have read that his speaking fee is now $175,000 a pop, a fee for which his audiences are fed what seems to me to be an amazing concoction of lies, distortions and flights of fancy.

Jul 11 10:54

30 Strangest Animal Mating Habits.

Ah, sex. Birds do it, bees do it. Wait a minute! How exactly do they do it? The mating rituals of some animals are wonderfully bizarre. For example: did you know that some insects’ genitals explode during sex? Or that some fish can change gender?

Jul 11 10:48

About Zionism

What happened in Gaza this year, the utter brutality and destruction visited upon an helpless imprisoned population, is only the top of the iceberg. What happened to Cynthia McKinney and the crew of the “Spirit of Humanity” has happened in some way or another to many other people from all over the world who felt compassion for the people of Palestine. Not all of them survived the encounter with the Israeli state or it´s Zionist organizations....
Below is a list of links to articles and books,available for online reading, documenting Israel´s ruthless behavior towards the Palestinian people and it´s other neighbours.


Jul 11 10:29

Internet Attack Propaganda Increases as Cyber Bill Approaches

The new alleged threat and accompanying propaganda comes as Senate Commerce Chairman John (Jay) Rockefeller prepares for a July committee vote on cybersecurity legislation he introduced in April with Sen. Olympia Snowe, R-Maine. One of the bill’s most controversial provisions would give the president the power to effectively shut off the Internet during a cyber crisis similar to the one now threatening PCs, according to South Korea and its U.S. created intelligence agency.

Jul 11 10:27

Tase Early, Tase Often

The shocking truth about speeding busts: sometimes a ticket is not the worst part.

Jul 11 10:02

NYSE Program Trading Included Goldman Trades

NYSE Euronext said its previously reported program-trading percentage of 48.6% for the week of June 22 to June 26 was correct because it included trades by Goldman Sachs & Co. even though the firm was left off the list of most active firms.

Jul 11 10:02

NYSE Error Keeps Goldman Off Weekly Program-Trading List

An error by the New York Stock Exchange caused Goldman Sachs Group Inc. to be left out of the exchange's weekly program trading data last week.

Goldman Sachs is regularly near the top of the NYSE's list, if not at the top. In the weekly report released last Thursday, however, even when program trading amounted to an all-time high of 48.6% of NYSE average daily volume, Goldman was absent from the NYSE's list.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Nah, really, it was a mistake. Honest. Really. A mistake. Really."



Xmas w/o borders

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Jul 11 09:53

Crude Impact: Oil, The Earth and Humanity

Jul 11 09:45

Report: Too few officials knew of surveillance

Just what those activities involved remains classified, but the IGs pointedly say that any continued use of the secret programs must be "carefully monitored."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

In other words, for all the indignant hurrumphing, THE SPYING ON AMERICANS WILL CONTINUE!

Jul 11 09:40

Lawmaker says CIA director ended secret program

CIA Director Leon Panetta has terminated a "very serious" covert program the spy agency kept secret from Congress for eight years, Rep. Jan Schakowsky, a House Intelligence subcommittee chairwoman, said Friday.

Schakowsky is pressing for an immediate committee investigation of the classified program, which has not been described publicly.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Most online observers have concluded that the program in question is the assassination team that reported directly to Vice President Dick Cheney reported by Sy Hersch.

Jul 11 09:33

U.S. Inaction Seen After Taliban P.O.W.’s Died

After a mass killing of hundreds, perhaps thousands, of Taliban prisoners of war by the forces of an American-backed warlord during the 2001 invasion of Afghanistan, Bush administration officials repeatedly discouraged efforts to investigate the episode, according to government officials and human rights organizations.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The 21st Century version of the Black Hole of Calcutta.

Jul 11 09:31

What do You Have to do to Get an Unbreakable Bond Around Here?

Yesterday president Barack Obama said the US will remain a strong partner to the Iraqi people. Is that the best we can do? How come Iraq can’t get an Israel-style, we’ll-support-you-unthinkingly-no-matter-what kind of pledge from the US president?

After all, Obama said this about Israel just a couple months ago:

“The United States was the first country to recognize Israel in 1948, minutes after its declaration of independence, and the deep bonds of friendship between the US and Israel remain as strong and unshakable as ever.”

And this a month ago:

“America’s strong bonds with Israel are well known. This bond is unbreakable. It is based upon cultural and historical ties.”

But when it comes to Iraq, we get nothing more than:

Jul 11 09:28

An Alarming Video! ZOMG!!!1!

Oh hey, this is the part right before the MEMRI clip started. Okay, what he was doing just now was talking about America’s three main fears. Number one was China, and keeping China from becoming a military powerhouse by letting it become an economic powerhouse. Number two is weapons of mass destruction. And this is where the MEMRI clip starts.

In other words, MEMRI took his statement out of context and implied that he meant it in a way completely different from how he meant it. Big surprise.

Jul 11 09:23

New Evidence that Bush Administration Impeded 3 Investigations into Alleged Massacre of Up to 2,000 Prisoners in Afghanistan

Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) has issued a call for a criminal probe in the wake of a major New York Times story with new evidence that the Bush Administration impeded at least three federal investigations into alleged war crimes in Afghanistan in 2002.

PHR is calling for the Department of Justice to investigate why the Bush Administration impeded an FBI criminal probe of the alleged Dasht-e-Leili massacre.

Jul 11 09:21

Military Escalation: From Afghanistan To the Caspian Sea and Central Asia

The Pentagon and its NATO allies have launched the largest combat offensive to date in their nearly eight-year war in South Asia - Operation Khanjar (Strike of the Sword) with 4,000 US Marines, attack helicopters and tanks and Operation Panchai Palang (Panther's Claw) with several hundred British engaged in airborne assaults - in the Afghan province of Helmand.

The American effort is the largest ground combat operation conducted by Washington in Asia since the Vietnam War.

Jul 11 09:20

Americans Swap Homes for Hotels as Recession Bites

In Massachusetts, a record number of families are being put up in motels due to high unemployment and the rising number of homes going into foreclosure, costing taxpayers $2 million per month but providing a lifeline for desperate families.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

But we can send billions to Israel to help them build new homes in the illegal settlements in occupied Palestine, right?

Jul 11 09:18

Obama declares to Africa: End tyranny, corruption

Webmaster's Commentary: 

After watching the House of Representatives vote themselves rich with taxpayer money last fall, the US has lost the moral standing to lecture any other country about corruption.

And we will have a right to lecture other countries about tyranny when we get honest elections restored to this country and end the war crimes being perpetrated by the US against [select name of country from too long list].

Jul 11 09:14

U.N. to Emerge as Global IRS

The most “popular” proposals, which could generate tens of billions of dollars in revenue for global purposes, involve taxes on greenhouse gas emissions and financial transactions such as stock trades.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I keep telling you, this global warming crap is a scam to impose new taxes an a socialist global government.

Jul 11 09:12

Mortgage defaults spread as even 'safe' borrowers falter

The mortgage default crisis has an ominous new face. It's your neighbor with a traditional fixed-rate loan.

No longer is the real estate bust simply the result of exotic, subprime loans that doubled payments and blew up in homeowners' faces. As the Sacramento economy buckles, even the safest mortgages have become part of a new wave of loan defaults, experts say.

With capital-area job losses reaching 45,000 in the past year and unemployment at 11.1 percent, lenders, bankruptcy attorneys and debt counselors all say they're seeing rising delinquencies among prime borrowers with fixed-rate loans and good credit. Many of those slipping into trouble are state workers, the mainstay of Sacramento's economy.

Jul 11 09:11

Fmr BBC & ABC Palestinian Journalist On Israel & Hamas

Jul 11 09:08

Obama admin: No grounds to probe Afghan war crimes

Obama administration officials said Friday they had no grounds to investigate the 2001 deaths of Taliban prisoners of war who human rights groups allege were killed by U.S.-backed forces.

A former U.S. ambassador for war crimes issues, Pierre Prosper, told the Times that the Bush administration was reluctant to investigate the deaths, even though Dostum was on the payroll of the CIA and his soldiers worked with U.S. special forces in 2001.

Dostum was suspended from his military post last year on suspicion of threatening a political rival, but Afghan President Hamid Karzai recently rehired him, the Times reported.

Jul 11 09:05

CNN Uncovers America's Worst Environmental Disaster

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Note how the EPA says this coal ash is no big problem .... but the push to tax you for carbon dioxide goes on.

Jul 11 08:56

Sears Starts Christmas Sales In July

How early is too early for Christmas marketing? Apparently it's not July for Sears Holdings Company.

The company owns Sears and Kmart. It has opened an online holiday store and Christmas boutiques at hundreds of stores.

Jul 11 08:51

Stimulus Money Goes to Retrieve Old Crab Pots From Ocean Bed

Commercial fishermen struggling from catch restrictions and high fuel prices will get part of a $700,000 federal stimulus grant to retrieve lost crab pots now littering the ocean bottom, the head of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said Friday

Webmaster's Commentary: 

That's not stimulus.

Stimulus means starting a company that will CONTINUE to sell products and provide jobs after that stimulus money runs out. Like the road patchinng operations being funded with stimulus money, once the initial project is over, those people are out of work again, the stimulus money is gone, and there are no operating businesses making products for sale.

Jul 11 08:48

France: U.S. gave Israel six months to freeze settlements

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"And THIS time, we really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really mean it, too!!" -- Official White Horse Souse

Jul 11 08:45

*AF Research Lab Doc Exposed* – Carpet Bombing people’s personal computers

The Army acknowledged in the announcement that it already has waged cyberattacks on enemy networks and communications platforms, but provided no details. But it wants to “leverage innovative technologies” to improve its cyberattacks “and prevent enemy forces from detecting and countering efforts directed against them,” according to the announcement. “Technologies designed to interrupt these modern networks must use subtle, less obvious methodology that disguises the technique used, protecting the ability whenever possible to permit future use.”

Jul 11 08:25

Pope blasts capitalism ahead of G-8 meeting

Pope Benedict XVI, on the eve of a global economic summit, lashed out at modern capitalism for being shortsighted and short on ethics.
"Today's international economic scene, marked by grave deviations and failures, requires a profoundly new way of understanding business enterprise," the pontiff said in his third encyclical letter, "Charity in Truth," which was released Tuesday.

Jul 11 08:18

Coup sends Honduras ministers into hiding

Since Manuel Zelaya, the president of Honduras was forced into exile by the military and supreme court, many of his former cabinet members have fled the country. But for those who have stayed behind the constant threat of arrest by the country's new leadership means they are living in fear. Al Jazeera's Monica Villamizar reports from Tegucigalpa.

Jul 11 08:14

Message from President Zelaya to the Honduran people, (from Sunday July 5)

Via this means of communication I am urging that we continue with the participation of the people, the principal actors in our democracy and in the solutions that there can be to the major problems of poverty and inequality that our nation is experiencing. We Hondurans we have confronted many problems and we have always known how to unite in order to move forward, and this is a great opportunity to demonstrate to the world that we Hondurans are capable of standing up to these problems and advancing, despite the obstacles of this criminal sect that is currently trying to appropriate the fate of our nation and of our sons and daughters....
I am prepared to make any effort, any sacrifice to obtain the freedom that our country needs. Either we are free or we will be permanent slaves, if we lack the valor to defend ourselves!
Do not carry weapons, no weapons! Practice what I have always preached: non-violence. Let them be the ones to bear violence, weapons and repression, and I will make the coup perpetrators responsible for every life, for every person, for the physical integrity of everybody, and for the dignity of the Honduran people....

Jul 11 08:08

Special "Q Group" security wing inside US National

The NSA tasked with covering up the real story of 9/11? Another nail in the coffin of the official story? Untold millions of dollars of taxpayer money have been spent to hide the truth and it still continues. This is how our criminal government works.

Jul 11 08:00

IRS ROLE IN MADOFF SCANDAL BEARS EXAMINATION

The Internal Revenue Service(IRS) has collected "untold billions" of tax dollars from investors swindled by fraudster Bernie Madoff’s Ponzi based on "earnings" that never existed.

That's the view of Lawrence Velvel, dean of the Massachusetts School of Law at Andover, who says IRS "had no constitutional right to tax (Madoff investors) because the Sixteenth Amendment allows it only to tax 'income,’ not 'phantom income.’" Madoff, since convicted, told his investors their "profits" were the result of his trades in their behalf when, in fact, he never made the trades but paid them from monies swindled from new investors.

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