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March 25, 2009

Mar 25 15:34

The devalued Prime Minister of a devalued Government

Daniel Hannan, MEP for South East England, gives a speech during Gordon Brown´s visit to the European Parliament on 24th March, 2009.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

These same observations apply to the United States.

Mar 25 15:33

U.S. government: Home prices up 1.7 percent month-to-month

U.S. home prices rose 1.7 percent on a seasonally-adjusted basis from December to January, according to the Federal Housing Finance Agency’s (FHFA) monthly House Price Index.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So obviously those "toxic" sub-prime mortgages weren't really keeping the banks from making home loans.

Mar 25 13:31

Bush's 'Lawyer-Shopping' for Torture

In 2005, after pushing out the Justice Department lawyer who had overturned President George W. Bush’s claimed authority to abuse “war on terror” prisoners, his administration reinstated key elements of the memos granting Bush virtually unlimited powers over the detainees, according to a list of still-secret documents

Mar 25 13:25

People say I'm crazy! - You don't know the half of how bad it already is.

Bloomberg - Exxon, Chevron Count $40 Billion Nightly to Protect Cash From Bank Crisis March 25 -- Exxon Mobil Corp. and Chevron Corp., their coffers swollen by last year’s record oil prices, are maneuvering to preserve a combined $40 billion in cash amid a global financial crisis that roiled the banking system.

Exxon Mobil Chief Executive Officer Rex Tillerson says he checks in every night with Treasurer Don Humphreys to make sure the money is still there.

Mar 25 12:49

Israel accused of indiscriminate phosphorus use in Gaza

Israel's military fired white phosphorus over crowded areas of Gaza repeatedly and indiscriminately in its three-week war, killing and injuring civilians and committing war crimes, Human Rights Watch said today.

Mar 25 12:45

North Korea positions missile on launch pad

North Korea has said it would launch a satellite between April 4 and April 8.

South Korea, Japan and the United States have all said they want to press sanctions against the North for a launch and see no difference between a satellite launch and a missile launch because they use the same rocket -- the Taepodong-2.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

To put things in perspective, The Mercury and Gemini manned space programs used rockets such as the Atlas and the Titan, which were actually designed to carry nuclear weapons. Variants of the Titan ICBM missile are still used today to launch US satellites into space.

Mar 25 12:44

Despite Obama’s Vow, Combat Brigades Will Stay in Iraq

Despite President Barack Obama’s statement at Camp LeJeune, North Carolina Feb. 27 that he had "chosen a timeline that will remove our combat brigades over the next 18 months," a number of Brigade Combat Teams (BCTs), which have been the basic U.S. Army combat unit in Iraq for six years, will remain in Iraq after that date under a new non-combat label.

Mar 25 12:43

TSA: Tedious, Slow, and Absurd?

The Transportation Security Agency (TSA) recently announced that it was re-instituting random screening of passengers at gates. Of course, the reality is that TSA has been conducting additional screening at gates since July 2008 per the TSA's own Web site:

"If you are flying in or out of a U.S. airport this summer you may notice Transportation Security Officers (TSOs) conducting random additional screening at airline gates.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

... and dropping laptops.

Mar 25 12:36

Israel dismissive as fury mounts

Battered by fresh accusations of war crimes during the recent Gaza conflict, Israel’s standing in the world is plunging to fresh lows. Two months after the guns fell silent, international condemnation of its treatment of Palestinian civilians during the military offensive shows no sign of abating.

Mar 25 12:35

Should TARPfare Bums Be Allowed To Outsource?

A Pennsylvania lawmaker is blasting JP Morgan Chase for accepting $25 Billion in TARP funds while planning to outsource thousands of U.S. tech jobs to India. And you thought AIG bonuses were a hot-button issue.

Mar 25 12:34

IBM to shift 'large number' of US jobs to India

Computer giant IBM plans to cut a "large number" of US employees in its business services unit and transfer their duties to India, the Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday.

The newspaper, citing "people familiar with the situation," said that IBM generally avoids public disclosure of layoffs and the number of US jobs being eliminated could not be determined.

Mar 25 12:33

Israel slams UN rights report on Gaza as 'one-sided, unbalanced, unfair'

Israel on Tuesday slammed as "one-sided" a report by a UN human rights investigator which said its three-week war on the Gaza Strip was possibly a war crime.

"Unfortunately this is a further example of the very one-sided, unbalanced and unfair attitude of the [UN] Human Rights Council," government spokesman Mark Regev said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Note that Israel does not say the report is in error, only that it is "unfair."

Mar 25 12:33

FBI and American Muslims at odds

The situation worsened in February, when it became public that the FBI had planted an informant at a California mosque who, a coalition of more than a dozen Muslim American groups charges, actively tried to recruit terrorists.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Anyone who has studied the history of COINTELPRO knows that this is exactly what the FBI does.

Mar 25 12:31

Black box reports no icing problems in deadly Buffalo crash

The National Transportation Safety Board said the data "shows that some ice accumulation was likely present on the airplane prior to the initial upset event, but that the airplane continued to respond as expected to flight control inputs throughout the accident flight."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So, contrary to the "advertisements" on the TV news, something else brought that aircraft down.

Mar 25 12:01

E.U. President Calls U.S. Stimulus the ‘Way to Hell’

Addressing the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France, Prime Minister Mirek Topolanek argued that the Obama administration’s fiscal package and financial bailout “will undermine the stability of the global financial market.”

Mar 25 11:39

Obama press conference reveals right-wing consensus in Washington

Billions for Wall Street, budget cuts for working people.

Mar 25 11:29

Coping: With Med Shortages

“According to a Deputy Sheriff, ammunition will no longer be supplied to retail outlets for the public. What outlets have on the shelves and in stock now, is all they will be getting. Ammunition will be directed to the Military and Police Forces, ONLY.

Mar 25 11:23

Durable Goods Figures Were NOT Good; Even if the Media Wants Them to be

Yes, the media reporting was correct. Orders for durable goods rose 3.4% in February (According to the Commerce Dept.) but somewhere towards the middle of each the news articles we learn that THE GOVERNMENT REVISED DOWN JANUARY’S NUMBERS TO - 7.3% FROM A PREVIOUSLY ESTIMATED - 4.5%.

The mainstream media fails to emphasize that almost half of February’s increase was defense spending. In fact, defense spending jumped 35% from the previous month! Orders for non-defense capital goods, though rising 6.6% in February, was revised down to - 11.3% in January which was TWICE as bad as previously reported.

Mar 25 10:35

PHOTO ESSAY ~~ NEW YORK JEWS TELL ‘WHY ZIONISM HAS BECOME A DIRTY WORD’

Foxman speaks and Jews protest! The theme of his speech was ‘Why zionism has become a dirty word’…… the protesters gave the answer!

Mar 25 10:10

People still being sacrificed to climate god

That hefty sum to be paid out to a cap-and-trade carbon tax would snatch money from consumers far more than rising oil prices did, hinder economic growth and in still other ways generate human misery, and all in the name of what? Computer models that can’t get anything right, that’s what.

Mar 25 10:08

El Nino study challenges global warming intensity link

Research showing an El Nino event in 1918 was far stronger than previously thought is challenging the notion climate change is making El Nino episodes more intense, a U.S. scientist said on Tuesday.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

All the more so because the warming for El Nino itself is now thought to come from a chain of recently discovered undersea volcanoes.

Mar 25 10:07

Soldiers shoot youth and kidnap 17 Palestinians in the West Bank

The Palestine News and Information Agency, WAFA, reported on Wednesday morning that Israeli soldiers kidnapped 17 Palestinians after the army invaded a number of villages and cities in the occupied West Bank. The army invaded Nablus, Ramallah and Hebron, broke into and searched dozens of homes.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Yep, Israel is re-starting the Gaza war.

Mar 25 10:05

Giant Shipment of Weapons Seized at Airport

The guns were destined for a business located in Kentucky. Neither the shotguns nor pistols were found to have any serial numbers or markings.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Someone's covert operation just got blown!

Mar 25 09:56

Sir Fred Goodwin's home attacked

The Edinburgh home of former Royal Bank of Scotland boss Sir Fred Goodwin has been attacked by vandals.

Windows were smashed and a Mercedes S600 car parked in the driveway was vandalised.

A group angry at bank executives' pay contacted a newspaper claiming to be behind the early morning attack.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This feels like a staged publicity stunt to create sympathy for the bank executives.

Mar 25 09:44

The Boxwood Maze and The Pecking Order.

Pedophiles have a process called ‘grooming’ which operates in stages to convince the child that what is going to happen to them is okay. There’s no difference between this and what happens to society as a whole. You could say that the actual business of business, government and religion is child abuse. The only difference between it happening as a child or as an adult is that, as an adult, you’ve gotten used to it and you might even like it at that point. Most people accommodate it and explain it to themselves in some way that allows them to live with it… otherwise, business, government and religion could not operate and profit with any consistency.

Mar 25 09:43

GIVE Mandatory Service Act Strips First Amendment of “Volunteers”

On March 18, Rep. George Miller, a Democrat from California, tacked an amendment on H.R. 1388, entitled “Generations Invigorating Volunteerism and Education Act,” or GIVE (to government), Obama’s plan to require mandatory service for all able young people. Miller’s amendment will “prohibit organizations from attempting to influence legislation; organize or engage in protests, petitions, boycotts, or strikes; and assist, promote, or deter union organizing,” according to GovTrack.us, a site that tracks Congress.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Obama's plan is a direct violation of the 13th Amendment prohibition against involuntary servitude, and now they want to make any organized effort to point that fact out a crime, thus violating the First Amendment!

Mar 25 09:33

Obama Denounces Global Currency While Creating The Very Means For Its Introduction

Obama, Geithner and Bernanke yesterday publicly defended the dollar and denounced proposals by China and Russia to supplant the greenback with a new global currency, and yet the very policies of the Obama administration, the Treasury and the Federal Reserve are creating the perfect storm for the dollar’s death and its replacement with a new international reserve currency.

Mar 25 09:32

I Hate Facebook

Oh, Facebook. You cyberland of rampant narcissism and wasted time. What started out as a social networking site for college kids has somehow turned into a cesspool of self-absorbed way-too-old-to-be-fucking-around-on-Facebook adults who think that the rest of us actually give a shit about what they're drinking, eating, thinking, reading, watching, and/or are listening to every five minutes.

Mar 25 09:32

Facebook, Bebo and MySpace 'to be monitored by security services'

The private correspondence of millions of people who use social networking sites could be tracked and saved on a “big brother” database, under new plans being drawn up by the UK government.

Ministers revealed yesterday that they were considering policing messages sent via sites such as MySpace and Facebook, alongside plans to store information about every phone call, e-mail and internet visit made by everyone in the United Kingdom.

Mar 25 09:31

One Small Problem With Geithner's Plan: It Will Bankrupt The Banks

The big problem with Tim Geithner's plan to fix the banks is the same as it ever was: The gap between what banks say their assets are worth and what the market says they are worth.

When a bank says an asset is worth 60 cents and the market says it's worth 30 cents, someone has to cover that spread. The genius of Geithner's plan is that it pawns most of the cost (and most of the risk) off on the taxpayer without the taxpayer noticing.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

WE NOTICED!

Mar 25 09:28

A HAPPY ENDING!!!!!

Mar 25 09:20

Outcome of the first unusual DVD court case *

The British government through Westminster Magistrates Court are looking to have John Anthony Hill extradited to the UK, accused of mailing a DVD (with no letter) to a court, to face a maximum sentence of life imprisonment . The DVD was titled to the judge and to the “foreman of the jury”. I think most people would have faith that a court administrators would know whether to legally pass it on or not, which they did not pass on. The way it was sent makes it impossible to pervert the course of justice. John is also the producer and narrator of this documentary which basically shows footage from the BBC, ITV and some news articles by the New York Times and others.

Mar 25 09:07

Personal information papers found in dumpster

Reams of personal information - Social Security numbers, driver's license numbers - have been found carelessly dumped in a Sarasota dumpster.

Police say someone at the Westaff Employment staffing company on U.S. 301 in Sarasota apparently tossed it out. The business appears to be closed.

Mar 25 09:01

Latest dose of "Booga Booga!"

Mar 25 09:00

Brown plays down rift with Bank of England as he tries to sell economic recovery plan in the U.S.

Gordon Brown today tried to play down a rift between the Government and the Bank of England over the possibility of another spending spree in next month's Budget.

Mar 25 08:59

"We're all in this together"

Tonight, President Obama basically said that we can't demonize every investor who earns a profit, because "we are all in this together." Sorry, but I am going to have to call a big fat "bull-shit" on this one.

WE the ROBBED Class are in this together. THEY the ROBBER Class are in it for themselves. How many times does Obama have to demonstrate that his economic recovery is nothing but Reaganomics wrapped in a little bit of populist rhetoric to make it easier for the mis-informed Robbed Class to swallow.

Mar 25 08:53

Obama sees "signs of progress" on economic crisis

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"All my friends are doing great!" -- Official White Horse Souse

Mar 25 08:51

Obama’s Toxic Advisers

Bernie Sanders, the senator from Vermont who is independent in spirit as well as party label, has placed a hold on President Obama’s nomination of Gary Gensler to head the Commodity Futures Trading Commission. Sounds like a minor issue to get worked up about, but the senator is right. Like most Americans, I am eager for Barack Obama to succeed, but I see this appointment as further evidence that the president has entrusted his economic policy to the wrong people.

Mar 25 08:50

Czech Republic joins East Europe's falling dominoes

The economic crisis sweeping Central and Eastern Europe has claimed a third victim in a month after the Czech government lost a vote of no confidence on Tuesday night in a drama that risks setting off a fresh round of investor flight from the region.

Mar 25 08:50

60,000 civilian spies to get three-hour lesson in how to spot terrorists

An army of 60,000 security guards trained to watch for terrorists and deal with attacks have had just three hours training - including a coffee break.

It emerged yesterday that staff at businesses taking part in ' Project Argus' are shown a multimedia presentation describing a simulated terrorist attack, followed by a question-and-answer session and group discussion.

The project's website states: 'The whole event including a coffee break will last three hours.'

Mar 25 08:49

Harvard economist: Prohibition creates violence, legalize all drugs

"Violence is the norm in illicit gambling markets but not in legal ones. Violence is routine when prostitution is banned but not when it's permitted," he wrote. "Violence results from policies that create black markets, not from the characteristics of the good or activity in question.

"The only way to reduce violence, therefore, is to legalize drugs."

Mar 25 08:47

AIG is chump change -- let's find corporate America's hidden billions

But what reason other than evasion could there be for Goldman Sachs Group to set up three subsidiaries in Bermuda, five in Mauritius, and 15 in the Cayman Islands?

Mar 25 08:41

FLASHBACK - The Assassination of New York Governor Eliot Spitzer

While it's true that former NY governor Elliot Spitzer cavorted with prostitutes, if every politician who does the same were busted, there'd be no one left in Washington.

So why was Elliot Spitzer really taken out by the Republican organized crime machine a year

Mar 25 08:36

Melissa virus turning 10 ... (age of the stripper unknown)

Somewhere out there in America is a stripper (or former stripper) who for 10 years has lived with the naked truth that she was David L. Smith's inspiration for naming the first widely destructive, self-propagating, network-paralyzing, e-mail-borne macro virus: W97M_Melissa.

When the 10th anniversary of Melissa's explosive debut occurs later this week, perhaps its namesake will celebrate her notoriety quietly with friends, family and/or her bigger tippers. Those IT professionals who had to deal with the fallout a decade ago are more likely to mutter an obscenity or two.

Mar 25 08:36

WTF! Obama is Considering Monsanto Shill Michael Taylor to Head New Food Safety Working Group

Mr. Taylor is a lawyer who began his revolving door adventures as counsel to FDA. He then moved to King & Spalding, a private-sector law firm representing Monsanto, a leading agricultural biotechnology company. In 1991 he returned to the FDA as Deputy Commissioner for Policy, where he was part of the team that issued the agency's decidedly industry-friendly policy on food biotechnology and that approved the use of Monsanto's genetically engineered growth hormone in dairy cows.

Mar 25 08:34

Obama attempts to appoint another Goldman Sachs exec who worked with Phil Gramm

Mr. Gensler worked with Sen. Phil Gramm and Alan Greenspan to exempt credit default swaps from regulation, which led to the collapse of A.I.G. and has resulted in the largest taxpayer bailout in U.S. history. He supported Gramm-Leach-Bliley, which allowed banks like Citigroup to become “too big to fail.” He worked to deregulate electronic energy trading, which led to the downfall of Enron and the spike in energy prices. At this moment in our history, we need an independent leader who will help create a new culture in the financial marketplace and move us away from the greed, recklessness and illegal behavior which has caused so much harm to our economy.

Mar 25 08:33

Now 'Big Brother' targets Facebook

The idea to police MySpace, Bebo and Facebook comes on top of plans to store information about every phone call, email and internet visit made by everyone in the United Kingdom. Almost half the British population – some 25 million people – are thought to use social networking sites. There are already proposals under a European Union directive – dating back to after the 7 July 2005 bombs – for emails and internet usage to be monitored and added to a planned database to track terror plots.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Actually, they are tracking people who object to what the government is doing.

They better have a really BIG computer system!

Mar 25 07:29

Mark Twain rises again, and again, and again, and again

BBC - Pete Messent - University of Nottingham They can't keep Mark Twain quiet.

The centenary of his death takes place next year but he is in the news again with the publication of a "new" short story, The Undertaker's Tale in The Strand magazine.

This in turn heralds a new whole new collection of fiction and non-fiction, Who is Mark Twain?, to be published next month.

Mar 25 07:08

A Lesson in Human Nature - Focal Points Speak Loudly Concerning the Delusion of Human Competence

BBC News 60-foot penis painted on roof An 18-year-old has secretly painted a 60ft drawing of a phallus on the roof of his parents' £1million mansion in Berkshire. It was there for a year before his parents found out. They say he'll have to scrub it off when he gets back from travelling.

There IS a picture.

Mar 25 06:49

The Rise of the Machine

To counter these forces and repair Israel’s standing, one rightwing commentator this week went so far as to call for an Israeli ministry for PR. Adi Mintz said the ministry should be fitted out with “many dozens of video teams, editors and producers that would generate materials and immediately distribute them to all media outlets”. Israel’s message, he added, should be heard not just in America, but also “on television screens in Romania and China”.

Mar 25 06:42

Nobel Laureate Dr. Joseph Stiglitz Says "The Geithner Plan Amounts To Robbery Of The American People"

From the Reuters interview:

The U.S. government plan to rid banks of toxic assets will rob American taxpayers by exposing them to too much risk and is unlikely to work as long as the economy remains weak, Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz said on Tuesday.

"The Geithner plan is very badly flawed," Stiglitz told Reuters in an interview during a Credit Suisse Asian Investment Conference in Hong Kong.

U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner's plan to wipe up to US$1 trillion in bad debt off banks' balance sheets, unveiled on Monday, offered "perverse incentives," Stiglitz said.

The U.S. government is basically using the taxpayer to guarantee against downside risk on the value of these assets, while giving the upside, or potential profits, to private investors, he said.

Mar 25 06:37

Turley: Cheney war crimes probe would be 'shortest in history'

President Barack Obama said all the right things on 60 Minutes, according to Jonathan Turley. But no mere verbal rebuff to the former vice president will see the law upheld.

If Obama would step out of the way and allow prosecutors to look at evidence of alleged Bush administration war crimes, "it would be the shortest investigation in history," Turley said on a Monday episode of MSNBC's The Rachel Maddow Show.

Mar 25 06:31

Bend Over and Say, "Uncle Sam"

"There's no way around the fact that Geithner is a financial industry representative planted in the White House to do Wall Street's bidding. Institutional bias precludes him from doing his job and operating in the public interest. Thus, the first step in any financial rescue plan must be to remove Geithner, Summers and all the other parasitic Rubin-clones that have infected the present administration and bring in a whole new team. That will prepare the ground for nationalizing the banks and providing debt-relief to the people who need it most, the victims of Wall Street's Ponzi-credit bubble."

Mar 25 06:15

Elitist and Racist NYC Well Served by Moronic New York Times Editors Who are Still Hyping Jobs American Won't Do

The New York Times Written by THE EDITORS - The Competition for Low-Wage Jobs In a continuing series on immigration, Room for Debate this week moves on to the issue of how the economic crisis affects immigrants — both legal and illegal. [...]

We’ve asked several experts how the recession might alter competition for lower-wage jobs between workers born in the United States, who previously shunned these jobs, and immigrants who have been willing to take them. [...]

March 24, 2009

Mar 24 23:06

COLD FUSION ARCHIVE

Mar 24 23:02

Police raid home of Wikileaks.de domain owner over censorship lists

Some details of the search raise questions:

* Wikileaks was not contacted before the search, despite Wikileaks having at least two journalists which are recognized members of the German Press Association (Deutscher Presse Verband).
* The time of at least 11 police detectives was wasted conducting a futile raid on the private home of volunteer assistant to a media organization.
* Police asked for the passwords to the "wikileaks.de" domain and for the entire domain to be disabled.
* Mr Reppe was not informed of his rights; police documentation clearly shows that box to be left unchecked.
* Contrary to what is stated in the police protocol, Mr. Reppe did not agree to "not having a witness" present.

Mar 24 19:05

Divestment campaign gains momentum in Europe

The Swedish national pension fund AP7 is the latest institution to follow the socially responsible investment example of Dutch ASN Bank by excluding the French transportation giant Alstom from its portfolio. Alstom was excluded because of the company's involvement in Israel's occupation of Palestinian land.

Mar 24 19:04

CNN Asks an Obvious Question: "Should USA Still be AAA?"

So far, major credit rating firms such as Moody's and Standard & Poor's have yet to take any steps to lower the U.S. credit rating -- despite the increased spending and concerns about rising budget deficits.

Still, some smaller rating agencies have already lowered their U.S. rating. Egan-Jones Group actually removed the AAA rating from U.S. debt four years ago, well before the current crisis in financial markets prompted trillions in government bailouts.

Mar 24 18:49

IRAQ VETERANS AGAINST THE WAR

Mar 24 18:45

1 dead, one injured in Miami Burger King shooting

Police said a man wearing a ski mask walked into the store at Biscayne Boulevard and 54th Street and demanded money from a clerk.

A customer, who has a concealed weapons permit, pulled a gun, said Officer Jeff Giordano, a Miami police spokesman.

The customer and robber exchanged fire.

The robber was shot dead at the scene.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

GOOD!

Mar 24 18:31

Veterans For Peace YouTube Channel

Webmaster's Commentary: 

YouTube channel of tonight's radio guest.

Mar 24 18:30

The War Crimes Times - In America We’re locking up mothers While the war criminals walk free

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Website of tonight's radio show guest.

Mar 24 18:19

Obama invites online questions

US President Barack Obama today encouraged Americans to submit their questions about the economy over the internet and said he will answer some of them live on the White House website on Friday.
"This is an experiment, but it's also an opportunity for me to look at a computer and get a snapshot of what Americans across the country care about," Mr Obama said in a video message on the website.

Mar 24 18:18

Man on murder charge after alleged burglar stabbed to death

A MAN is facing murder charges after allegedly stabbing a would-be burglar.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Kind of tells you whose side the government is on!

Mar 24 15:48

How The News Networks Lie by Telling the Truth

Mar 24 15:35

UN: Israel broke six-month truce in Gaza

A new UN report exposes a bit of misinformation peddled by the US and Israel and shatters the Zionist illusion that the Gaza war was legal.

The report, prepared by human rights investigator Richard Falk, confirms that Tel Aviv was indeed the party that violated the Egyptian-brokered six-month truce in Gaza.

Mar 24 14:05

U.S. capex financing index falls again

Financing for capital equipment investment tumbled for the seventh straight month in February, according to a trade group representing lenders who finance half the capex investment in the United States.

Mar 24 13:57

Guantánamo: The Definitive Prisoner List (Part 1)

The following list (also see Part 2, Part 3 and Part 4) is the culmination of a three-year project to record the stories of all the prisoners held at the US prison in Guantánamo Bay, Cuba.

Mar 24 13:53

The Ultimate Bluff! - Fed to Buy Treasuries Tomorrow as New Program Starts - And it looks like a good one too.

Blooomberg - Fed to Buy Treasuries Tomorrow as New Program Starts - Scott Lanman The Federal Reserve will make its first purchases of long-term Treasuries tomorrow in a $300 billion effort to bring down borrowing costs that’s unprecedented since the 1960s.

Mar 24 13:44

Daily Presidential Tracking Poll

The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Tuesday shows that 36% of the nation's voters now Strongly Approve of the way that Barack Obama is performing his role as President. Thirty-two percent (32%) Strongly Disapprove giving Obama a Presidential Approval Index rating of +4

Mar 24 13:43

Rabbis Spell It Out To IDF: 'KILL THE GOYIM'

Rabbis in the Israeli army told battlefield troops in January's Gaza offensive that they were fighting a 'religious war' against gentiles, it has been revealed.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Those who can be convinced to believe absurdities can be convinced to commit atrocities!

Mar 24 13:08

Scientists in possible cold fusion breakthrough

Researchers at a US Navy laboratory have unveiled what they say is "significant" evidence of cold fusion, a potential energy source that has many skeptics in the scientific community.

The scientists on Monday described what they called the first clear visual evidence that low-energy nuclear reaction (LENR), or cold fusion devices can produce neutrons, subatomic particles that scientists say are indicative of nuclear reactions.

"Our finding is very significant," said analytical chemist Pamela Mosier-Boss of the US Navy's Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center (SPAWAR) in San Diego, California.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Expect to see a flood of news articles ridiculing this announcement, as we have seen a flood of news articles ridiculing Cold Fusion ever since the initial announcement.

If Cold Fusion were to be proven and the general public aware of it, it would change the world. Oil would be obsolete except as a lubricant and raw material for plastics. Cars would be electric and self-powered. So would homes. Large centralized power companies, always a target for terrorists, would not longer be needed. Small electronics would be self-powered for the lifetime of the owner. Batteries as we know them now would be instantly obsolete.

Now, I have not had the time or resources to look into this myself, so I do not know where the truth lies on this issue.

What I do know is ...

1. There are a great many very wealthy US corporations which would find Cold Fusion a threat to their wealth and power.

2. Human-Caused Global Warming has proven that scientists can be bought to support a political agenda.

3. The US Government and media lied to us all about Saddam's nuclear weapons.

4. The courts have ruled that since there is no law requiring the US mainstream media to tell the truth about anything, that news corporations have a legal right to fire any reporter who refuses to lie when ordered to do so.

Mar 24 12:52

Awakening Fighters Rally Against Maliki Govt

Promises of Jobs Were Never Kept, Militia Members Complain

Mar 24 12:52

Guantanamo inmates in new legal fight

Lawyers have filed two court challenges against the Obama administration's treatment of Guantanamo detainees and its future plans for the men, most of whom have been held for years without trial.

One motion obtained by AFP on Monday was filed on behalf of Chinese Uighur, Huzaifat Parhat. He was among 17 Uighur ordered released by a US court in June seven years after their arrest, but who remain in detention at the remote US naval base at Guantanamo Bay, southern Cuba.

Mar 24 12:51

Riots break out in Arab Israeli town during ultra-nationalist Jewish march

Rising ethnic tensions were underscored in Israel today as violent clashes took place in one of Israel's biggest Arab towns between Jewish ultra-nationalists and local youths.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Ultra-nationalists?"

That rings a bell.

Where have I heard that before?

Where have I heard that before?

Mar 24 12:48

Strip-Search of Girl Tests Limit of School Policy

The search by two female school employees was methodical and humiliating, Ms. Redding said. After she had stripped to her underwear, “they asked me to pull out my bra and move it from side to side,” she said. “They made me open my legs and pull out my underwear.”

Ms. Redding, an honors student, had no pills. But she had a furious mother and a lawyer, and now her case has reached the Supreme Court, which will hear arguments on April 21.

Mar 24 12:47

Former Senator Santorum is No Expert on Islam!

Mr. Santorum–notorious for spewing anti-Muslim bigotry–argued that Americans know “too little” about Islam. He said he believes Muslims’ religious views cannot be changed or altered and this is why Middle Easterners reject American “democratic” ideals.

Oh please, Mr. Santorum, save us the agony of your “promoting democracy” trash talk! You don’t promote democracy by the use of “shock and awe”, nor by invading and occupying two sovereign nations or calling for the bombing Iran.

The last time a Middle Eastern nation had a genuine and free election in January 2006, the United States, along with Israel led the Western nations in a boycott of the election results by imposing collective punishment on the Palestinian people.

Mar 24 12:46

Wall Street celebrates government windfall for banks and big investors

Wall Street erupted in a demonstration of euphoria and greed Monday as the Obama administration announced a plan to offload bankers' bad debts that amounts to an unprecedented looting of taxpayer funds to benefit the financial elite.

Mar 24 12:43

Ron Paul's H.R. 1207 Now Has 42 Co-Sponsors

If you don't see your rep on this list, contact him/her today and urge them to support the bill!

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Hawaii's Neil Abercrombie is a co-sponsor.

Mar 24 12:41

"You can very easily erase entries" - Cleveland State University Finds Problems In Election Machines

The Premier software does not keep track of ballot deletions, according to a recent report by the California secretary of state. The software also records the wrong entry date and time for some ballots and allows audit logs to be deleted.

Such flaws mean that insiders could tamper with election results, then erase their electronic trail.

Mar 24 12:37

Fighting for life: American peace activist shot by Israelis

The parents of an American peace activist publicly appealed yesterday for a full investigation into how their son was shot in the head with a high velocity tear gas canister by Israeli security forces.

Mar 24 12:33

ISRAELI ARMY IS “MORAL AND IDEOLOGICAL”

‘NO WAY…..NO HOW!’
BUT, that seems to be the opinion of Israel’s top military officer, Lt. Gen. Gabi Ashkenazi. In a speech he was quoted as saying; “I tell you that this is a moral and ideological army”.

Moral and ideological army??????? Killing innocent children, women and hundreds of civilians is moral? Strange code of ethics these zionists seem to have….

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Mar 24 12:31

OBAMA TOONS OF THE WEEK

Mar 24 12:28

Back to the old-new “three-regions” argument

The U.S. still considers the possibility of dividing Iraq into three regions, the Kurds in northern Iraq, the Sunnis in the center and the Shiite in the South.

Which means that the U.S. authorities unaware of the consequences, because such a division could cause political problems with neighboring countries.

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"But it will make Israel happy, and that is all that matters!" -- Official White Horse Souse

Mar 24 12:21

ARE YOU HAPPY WITH OBAMA'S JOB PERFORMANCE

YES - HE IS THE MASSIAH!
8% (286 votes)
YES - A BIT BETTER THAN DUBYA
28% (961 votes)
NO - A BIT WORSE THAN DUBYA
6% (196 votes)
NO - A TOTAL DISAPPOINTMENT
58% (2008 votes)
Total votes: 3451
Mar 24 12:19

Poll: Do You Think Geithner is Worse than Paulson, Better, or More of the Same?

Leading economists have said that Geithner's actions are just more of the same. For example, Paul Krugman says that "Tim Geithner, the Treasury secretary, has persuaded President Obama to recycle Bush administration policy".

In fact, Geithner is throwing a lot more money at the banks, hedge funds and other bigs than Paulson did.

Mar 24 12:11

MY OTHER CAR WAS TAKEN BY WALL STREET (New WRH store product)

Mar 24 11:14

Nobel Economist Stiglitz: Geithner Plan Will Rob Taxpayers, Won't Work

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"Actually it DOES work! Robbing the taxpayers IS the plan!" -- Official White Horse Souse

Mar 24 11:02

I Knew Bernie Madoff Was Cheating, That's Why I Invested with Him

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Then your profits are knowingly the proceeds from a crime and subject to a claw back for the victims!

Mar 24 10:47

Geithner urges overhaul of financial regulations

Geithner told a Washington conference that the Obama administration plans to work with Congress to put in place a stronger, more stable system with a modernized government regulatory structure.

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We HAD a "stable system with a modernized government regulatory structure!" But Congress repealed it all in 1999!

Mar 24 10:45

New Powers for Geithner - Seizure of Companies

The Obama administration will ask Congress to give the Treasury secretary unprecedented powers to initiate the seizure of non-bank financial companies, such as large insurers, investment firms and hedge funds, whose collapse would damage the broader economy, White House spokesman Robert Gibbs said this morning.

Treasury Secretary Timothy F. Geithner is set to argue for the new powers at a hearing today on Capitol Hill that was scheduled to address the furor over bonuses paid to executives at American International Group, which the government has propped up with about $180 billion in federal aid. Administration officials say the proposed authority would have allowed them to seize AIG last fall and wind down its operations at less cost to taxpayers.

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Why is it the responsibility of the US Government to save AIG's counterparties form their own poor choices?

Why is it the responsibility of the US taxpayer to pick up the tab?

Mar 24 10:42

FBI’s mole in Real IRA ‘was dishonest as the day is long’

An FBI spy who infiltrated the Real IRA was involved in picking up runaway teenage girls to sleep with and “keep like puppy dogs”, the Omagh bomb civil action has heard.

Lawyers for jailed terror chief Michael McKevitt likened David Rupert to an iceberg, with nearly all of his treachery unexposed beneath the surface.

Rupert was a con-man prepared to do anything short of murder, and anyone who tangled with him came off badly, it was claimed.

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I ran into a lot of FBI informants back during the Vietnam/COINTELPRO days and they are all pretty much like this loser.

Mar 24 10:39

FBI informant on RNC protesters found guilty in unrelated case

An FBI informant during last September's RNC protests has been found guilty of assault and property damage charges in an unrelated incident.

Mar 24 10:37

FBI investigates lobbying firm that is generous donor to Dicks, Murray

Questions have been raised about whether some PMA-related campaign contributions were actually given by the people listed as donors. For example, thousands of dollars in contributions to Dicks, Washington Sen. Patty Murray and other lawmakers came from a sommelier and a golf-club employee who were identified as PMA officials on some campaign-finance reports.

Mar 24 10:35

PJB: The Weimar Solution

Deflation is what America underwent in the 1930s. A Fed-created bubble burst, causing margin calls to go out to stockholders, who ran to their banks that, besieged, collapsed, wiping out a third of our money. As Milton Friedman, who won a Nobel for his thesis that the Federal Reserve caused the Great Depression, told PBS in 2000:

“For every $100 in paper money, in deposits, in cash, in currency, in existence in 1929, by the time you got to 1933 there was only about $65, $66 left. And that extraordinary collapse in the banking system, with about a third of the banks failing … with millions of people having their savings essentially washed out, that decline was utterly unnecessary.

Mar 24 10:33

Why High-Fructose Corn Syrup Causes Insulin Resistance

A new study in mice sheds light on at least part of the reason for the insulin resistance that can come from diets high in high-fructose corn syrup, a sweetener found in most sodas and many other processed foods.

Fructose is much more readily metabolized to fat in the liver than glucose, and in the process can lead to nonalcoholic fatty liver disease. NAFLD in turn leads to hepatic insulin resistance and type II diabetes.

Mar 24 10:14

Israel slams UN rights report on Gaza

Israel on Tuesday slammed as "one-sided" a report by a UN human rights investigator which said its three-week war on the Gaza Strip was possibly a war crime.

"Unfortunately this is a further example of the very one-sided, unbalanced and unfair attitude of the (UN) Human Rights Council," government spokesman Mark Regev told AFP.

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"I mean, in fairness if the United Nations is going to report every time Israel drops white phosphorus onto a Gazan school yard, they should report an incident of the Gazans dropping white phosphorus on an Israel school yard! Yes, I know the Gazans didn't actually do that, but it would be fair for the UN to say that they did!!!!" -- Tel Aviv

(Ahem) Israel, you are raising on a busted flush on this one. Quit while you still have some dignity ... never mind.

Mar 24 10:11

U.N. reports say Israel targeted civilians in Gaza

United Nations investigators said on Monday Israel violated a range of human rights during its invasion of Gaza, including targeting civilians and using a child as a human shield.

The accusations came in reports to the U.N. Human Rights Council which also called for an urgent end to Israeli restrictions on humanitarian supplies to Gaza and a full international investigation into the conflict.

"Civilian targets, particularly homes and their occupants, appear to have taken the brunt of the attacks, but schools and medical facilities have also been hit," said one report by Radhika Coomaraswamy, the U.N. Secretary-General's Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict.

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"Bias! BIAS! Biasbiasbiasbiasbiasbiasbiasbiasbias ... oooooh they are just a bunch of anti-Semites over there at the United Nations and NOBODY should ever listen to anything they say about Israel!!!" -- Official White Horse Souse

Mar 24 10:07

The Big Takeover

No empire can survive being rendered a permanent laughingstock, which is what happened as of a few weeks ago, when the buffoons who have been running things in this country finally went one step too far. It happened when Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner was forced to admit that he was once again going to have to stuff billions of taxpayer dollars into a dying insurance giant called AIG, itself a profound symbol of our national decline — a corporation that got rich insuring the concrete and steel of American industry in the country's heyday, only to destroy itself chasing phantom fortunes at the Wall Street card tables, like a dissolute nobleman gambling away the family estate in the waning days of the British Empire.

Mar 24 10:04

Obama Dials Down Wall Street Criticism

Bankers were shell-shocked, especially when Congress moved to heavily tax bonuses. When administration officials began calling them to talk about the next phase of the bailout, the bankers turned the tables. They used the calls to lobby against the antibonus legislation, Wall Street executives say. Several big firms called Treasury and White House officials to urge a more reasonable approach, both sides say. The banks' message: If you want our help to get credit flowing again to consumers and businesses, stop the rush to penalize our bonuses.

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Translation: "Let us keep our bonuses or we'll wreck the economy!"

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