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May 26, 2009

May 26 10:25

Obama's Honeymoon is Over

Barack Obama has had his 100 days! The honeymoon is over! The gloves are off! Mr. Obama, tear down those illegal prisons!

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Obama's honeymoon was over after just 7 days!

May 26 10:23

Dallas Federal Reserve: Unfunded Pension and Health-Care Liabilities Exceeds $99 Trillion Dollars

But the head of the Dallas Federal Reserve bank says:

[There is a] "very big hole" in unfunded pension and health-care liabilities built up by a careless political class over the years.

"We at the Dallas Fed believe the total is over $99 trillion," he said in February.

May 26 10:22

Deputies say colleague showed porn movie to teenagers in jail

A sheriff’s deputy brought a pornographic movie into the jail and showed it to several juvenile prisoners, according to the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office.

Robert Kijanka, 39, was arrested Thursday on charges of introducing contraband into a penal facility and showing obscenity to minors.

May 26 10:20

Israel uproots 250 Olive trees belonging to Arabs in the Negev

The authorities then loaded the uprooted trees onto trucks and took them away.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

United Nations General Assembly Resolution 194 requires that Israel compensate Arabs for all property destroyed or confiscated by Israel. Israel's membership in the United Nations as set forth in UN General Assembly Resolution 273 specifically requires Israel to comply with Resolution 194.

Therefore, in light of the obvious destruction/confiscation of Arab homes without compensation, Israel is in violation of the terms by which it became a member of the United Nations. Israel's membership in the United Nations is therefore null and void.



Taboola
May 26 10:12

The Silence Is Deafening... The Calm Before The Storm

There is near total silence out there now.

All the traps have been set.

The perps and madmen are waiting for their orders.

All the politicians and traitors are in position.

Even Cheney is back up there...circulating at the top.

All the un-Constitutional 'necessary laws' and executive orders are there.

The military has received its 'just in case' (un-constitutional) civilian intervention (suppression) orders.

Many of our police departments are under FBI/Federal control and many have been trained by Israeli killers.

We are all waiting.

We knew it would happen this year.

We are all waiting for their 'excuse'.

May 26 10:05

If Americans insist, our leaders will prosecute

We should insist that the high-level civilians and generals who ordered, authorized, and put in place the torture in the past regime be prosecuted - just like the low-level uniformed soldiers who did their bidding in Iraq and Bagram who were court-martialed, served or are serving time, and were dishonorably discharged.

The only way that this prosecution will happen is if Americans insist that our political class come clean on their role in the torture and the organizers are prosecuted.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I wish it were that easy, but at this point it is clear that the entire government is circling the wagons, and views the entire US population as the enemy now.

May 26 10:03

Dick Cheney is America's #1 Terrorist

During the eight miserable years of the Bush administration, then-vice president Dick Cheney lied, deceived and stretched the truth as he and the president sought to ram their extreme right-wing war-mongering agenda down our collective throats. And heaven help anyone who got in their way:

May 26 10:02

Ruling Party Official: Japan Should Attack North Korea

A ruling party lawmaker today urged Japan to break the terms of its pacifist constitution and pre-emptively attack North Korea following the Stalinist state’s nuclear bomb test.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

We have way too many governments in way too much financial troubles, that see war as the way out.



Emigrate While You Still Can - Finca Bayano In Panama!

Finco Bayano
May 26 10:01

Former Gitmo detainee describes abuse

"At first I thought they were honest, and when I explained they would see I was innocent and would release me," Boumediene told the Times. "But after the first two years or so, I realized they were not straight. So I stopped cooperating."

May 26 10:00

45% of Law Students Cheat

Webmaster's Commentary: 

... and Congress is made up mostly of lawyers.

May 26 09:58

Marriage in the GPS age: Tracking cheating hearts

Smaller than a microcassette recorder, they're easily concealed in a glove box or a seat pocket. And as long as you own the vehicle, putting a GPS tracker on it is legal.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Technically, we the taxpayers own all those limos Obama drives around in, so ... :)

May 26 09:43

Pentagon shells out for work undone

“When you cancel a program before the operational term of the contract is up, the government’s required to pay much of the costs of shutting down that are not recoverable,” said J. David Patterson, who was a Pentagon official under President George W. Bush. He cited laying off workers, closing facilities, the cost of tools and materials that can’t be resold for use elsewhere and the cost of ending contracts with suppliers.

Read more: "Pentagon shells out for work undone - Jen DiMascio - POLITICO.com" - http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0509/22932.html#ixzz0GczHU5mf&A


May 26 09:42

Secret Israeli Report: Venezuela, Bolivia Supplying Iran With Uranium For Its Nuclear Program

Venezuela and Bolivia are supplying Iran with uranium for its nuclear program, according to a secret Israeli government report obtained Monday by The Associated Press.

The two South American countries are known to have close ties with Iran, but this is the first allegation that they are involved in the development of Iran's nuclear program, considered a strategic threat by Israel.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is a relay of the "Niger Yellowcake" lie and what is most illustrative is the comments section, where some pretty obvious shills are trying to shout down anyone pointing out that this is another lie.

May 26 09:32

Cheney's deeds far worse than Michael Vick's crime

It also doesn't help that people treat animals better than people. Don't believe me? Than why is it not OK for Vick to torture and even in some cases kill dogs, but it is OK for Dick Cheney, et al, to torture and kill people? And I don't just mean in the legal sense. No one in their right mind can say that Cheney has taken as much heat as Vick did when the dog-fighting ring was uncovered. It is a sad, sad day when American dogs are favored over foreign people.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Note the obvious shill in the comments section.

May 26 09:31

Sotomayor’s Notable Court Opinions and Articles

Sotomayer : 2nd ammendment doesn't apply to states

May 26 09:29

Advanta halts its business credit cards

As the Senate passed a bill Tuesday that imposes tough rules on card issuers, small-business owners throughout the U.S. were scrambling to replace Advanta credit cards that essentially will be canceled on June 10. The company will continue to accept payments on existing balances, but won't make any new loans.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

If you have an Advanta card, time to cut it up. Along with canceling the small business cards, Advanta is cranking up the interest rates on their good customers to pay for the bad ones.


May 26 07:19

The case against Israel: David Duke on 911

May 26 07:11

Why I am a Climate Realist

What has sea level actually done so far this century? There have been large regional variations, but the global rate has slowed and is currently negative, consistent with measured ocean cooling. Claims to the contrary are exaggerations and not realistic.

So, given my understanding of oceanography, what do I believe about climate change? Firstly climate change is real, and has occurred on Earth for at least 4 billion years – as long as an atmosphere and oceans have existed. Climate change occurs in cycles at various time scales, with the shorter time scales known as weather (by convention the distinction is 35 years). Trying to stop or control climate change is akin to stopping ocean tides.

May 26 07:04

9/11 Happened On Your Watch, Dick Cheney

Dick Cheney should be careful as to how he wants to lay blame on the current President because if Obama deserves blame for some theoretical terrorist attack in the future then the Bush/Cheney admin deserves blame for the very real attack on 9/11 that killed nearly 3000 Americans.

May 26 07:01

The Road to Serfdom


May 26 07:00

Scientists identify genes behind ageing process

Scientists have identified genes which control the ageing process in findings which could lead to new drugs to prevent illnesses from heart disease to Alzheimer's.

Mutations have been found to extend the lifespan of animals in the lab such as worms, fruit flies and mice - and appear to play the same role in humans.

Professor Linda Partridge, director of the Institute of Healthy Ageing at University College London, claims the research could help treat or delay many diseases simultaneously with medication.

Prof Partridge, who will present a public lecture at the Royal Society in London on Tuesday, said tackling the very causes of ageing rather than treating the symptoms offers the best prospects for dealing with the diseases that result from it.

May 26 06:55

MPs' expenses: tax clawback angers business

The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) said the claims showed there was one rule for politicians but another for ordinary businessmen.

Tax rules prevent most people from claiming the cost of employing an accountant to handle their self assessment return.

Stephen Alambritis, the FSB chief spokesman, called for the Institute of Chartered Accountants to be asked to advise on making the rules consistent.

He said it was common for owners of small businesses to pay £800 to £1,000 a year for their tax affairs to be handled.

He said the disclosure would be “galling” to the 4.7 million entrepreneurs” who do their own tax affairs but must get it completely right “on pain of surcharges and penalties”.

May 26 05:24

Is Leaked Zionist Plan Pertinent to US?

Called "A Catechism for the Jews of the Soviet Union," Estonian writer Jyri Lina says it contained secret instructions worked out in Tel Aviv in 1958 for the control of Russia. The plan was leaked to a newspaper in 1989 by non-Zionist Jews, including an "S. Peisner," who wanted to distance themselves from it.

Whether this plan is authentic or a vicious anti-Semitic hoax, I'll leave to you. Parts of this plan seem pertinent to what has happened in Europe and the United States.

May 26 04:55

Dumb, Dumber And Dumbest

The positions of most urban liberals on firearms are dumb, dumber and dumbest. It is dumb to suppose that the way to decrease crime is to make sure all potential victims of violent crime are disarmed. It is dumber yet to believe that a criminal will obey a gun-control law. No bank robber or rapist has ever set out and then stopped and said, “Gosh, I don’t have a permit for this weapon, so I guess I’d better not rob that bank or rape that girl.” No serial killer has ever said: “Gosh, I can’t kill this person with an unregistered weapon. That would be against the law.”


May 25, 2009

May 25 23:46

Please help: A survey

Hey! What's all the hype about second amendment? Although I have WAY MORE TO SAY RIGHT THIS SECOND THAN I AM DISCLOSING - I would like to take the liberty to ask each and every American reader to try to buy an AK-47 right now - and report back with whether or not you could purchase it.

May 25 23:06

Did Bibi Box Obama in?

Washing-machine centrifuges in uranium enrichment facilities disguised as barns and chicken coops! And Americans believed it. And so we were stampeded into war against a nation that did not threaten or attack us, to strip it of weapons it did not even have.

That war has cost 4,500 American dead and 35,000 wounded. It has brought death to perhaps a hundred thousand Iraqis. Four million people have been driven from their homes, 2 million, including half the Christians, into exile. Hundreds of thousands of fatherless Iraqi children are being raised by women widowed by that war.

Undaunted, the War Party has a new war planned for us.

Target: Tehran. And Obama may just have boxed himself in.

May 25 23:05

Breaking News: Algerian daily confirms Mossad training camps for al-Qaida???

Al-Fayçal summed up the report in a very short and succinct manner: 'Ennahar, the Algerian daily, asserted that the Jewish State is recruiting al-Qaeda Islamists in Europe who originated in the Maghreb (the Maghreb, or the Western part of Africa, is considered to encompass the countries of Morocco, Tunisia, Lybia and Algeria) and providing them with training in Israeli camps, in order to use them in terrorist attacks next summer.

May 25 20:34

How the FBI Misidentified a Suspected Terrorist Using Fingerprint Evidence

Implicating Mayfield, despite the insistence of the Spanish that his finger-prints were not those found on the detonator bag, gave the FBI potential jurisdiction in the Madrid bombings, which was of signal importance, as it became obvious that the Spanish would not continue to support Washington's and Israel's middle eastern agenda, moving to withdraw its troops from Iraq, even despite the Madrid train bombings. Jurisdiction was important to the FBI in its persistence to continue the serial bogus indictments of patsies by the FBI and the DOJ; concocted in their continued efforts to support and justify the "eternal war on terror".


May 25 20:25

[Video] Linear Thermite Cutting Charges

Note the lack of noise.

See also: Shaped Charges and the World Trade Center Collapses

May 25 19:43

European Cemeteries for US soldiers , Thousands of Crosses

MEMORIAL DAY - AND AN APOLOGY WITHDRAWN
By Marilyn M. Barnewall
May 25, 2009
[Pictures of cemeteries for US solders in this article. Notice the multitude of crosses. Not a Star of David is shown amongst them. Not that they aren't there, just not that many. And the Zionists keep claiming that nobody tried to help them]

http://www.jwv.org/docs/Jewish_War_Veterans_Timeline.pdf
Jewish War Veterans of the USA
Over a century of Patriotic Service
1896 to present
"1927, Star of David Markers JWV was successful in securing passage of
legislation requiring the American Battlefield Monument Commission to place Star of David Markers on the graves of Jewish soldiers buried in war cemeteries in France. Heretofore, the markers were Christian crosses."

May 25 19:36

A memorial day we can all get behind

Rather than show any respect for veterans, we should use this day to remember those who do deserve to be remembered: those who have been slaughtered by the troops, those whose lives have been permanently destroyed by the troops, those who refused to serve, those who deserted the troops in times of battle, and those who betrayed their own country in times of war.

Now that's a memorial day I could get behind.

May 25 17:26

Camera grid to log number plates

A national network of cameras and computers automatically logging car number plates will be in place within months, the BBC has learned.

Thousands of Automatic Number Plate Recognition cameras are already operating on Britain's roads.

Police forces across England, Wales and Scotland will soon be able to share the information on one central computer.

Officers say it is a useful tool in fighting crime, but critics say the network is secretive and unregulated.


May 25 17:25

If Obama Cedes Ground on Torture to Cheney, We'll All Pay a Heavy Price

There is not one shred of evidence any intelligence obtained as a result of torture has been used to prevent further attacks. The best intelligence the Bush administration ever had was a month before 9/11, when it rec­eived a memo entitled "Bin Laden determined to attack inside the US" from the FBI, warning of "patterns of suspicious activity in this country consistent with preparations for hijackings". No torture was involved; no action was taken.

May 25 17:18

MPs' expenses: How ministers saved tax at taxpayers' expense

Three of the nine Cabinet ministers who have charged the taxpayer for accountancy advice are facing questions over claims that they avoided paying capital gains tax on their second homes.

May 25 17:17

Israel to ignite all-out regional war?

The Israeli military holds its most extensive nationwide drill, signaling its intentions for a possible attack on Iran which they admit can ignite an all-out war in the region.

The nationwide exercise "Turning Point 3" will begin on May 31 and will last five days, Ynetnews reported.

During the drill, Israeli forces and civilians will exercise a war against Hamas, Hezbollah, Syria and Iran and will also practice counterinsurgency tactics against Israeli Arabs.

May 25 16:53

Threats to Judges, Prosecutors Soaring

Threats against the nation's judges and prosecutors have sharply increased, prompting hundreds to get 24-hour protection from armed U.S. marshals. Many federal judges are altering their routes to work, installing security systems at home, shielding their addresses by paying bills at the courthouse or refraining from registering to vote. Some even pack weapons on the bench.


May 25 16:43

Israeli: Obama 'wasn't empathetic to our needs'

Webmaster's Commentary: 

TEACH THE US A LESSON! STOP CASHING THE CHECKS!!!!!

May 25 16:41

Pirate Party on course for election triumph

The Pirate Party, a Swedish political party set up to promote internet piracy and reform copyright laws, is set to win several seats in the European parliament, according to reports.

The Times reported that the pro-file-sharing party is now Sweden’s third largest political party, according to a new poll which put support at eight per cent, enough to give the party a number of seats in Brussels.

May 25 16:29

YID With LID: Obama's New Buddy Chavez Helping Iran Get Uranium

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This same propaganda is getting poured all over the net today. And it is just a repeat of the "Niger Yellowcake" hoax perpetrated to kick off the war with Iraq.

Take a moment to email the author and tell him "BULL SHIT!"

May 25 16:26

New research paper tells the story of brothels and prostitutes in Nazi concentration camps

The National Socialists ran brothels in the concentration camps. The work of the forced prostitutes was ment to increase the productivity of the inmates. A study shows the little known side of the Nazi terror.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Well, if the Nazis even let them have some fun to "releave the pressure" and make them work better, it kind of makes you wonder how that fits into the picture of them runnig pure death camps. Question, do prisoners in America right now have brothels in the prisons or the "enemy combatants " in Guantanamo? Don't think so.



Lockerdome
May 25 16:23

Questions to Niels Harrit concerning the study "Active Thermitic Material Discovered in Dust from the 9/11 World Trade Center Catastrophe".

We gave sceptical gulli users the chance to ask their questions directly to Dr. Niels Harrit, one of the scientists. The gulli users asked really tough questions and didn't censor anything. We gave all those questions to Mr. Harrit and were really curious how he would respond. He answered. So now, here's the promised interview.

May 25 16:21

Mass layoffs hit some areas worse than others in 2009.

When Alex Hill and 40 of his colleagues were corralled into a conference room at Dell's Austin, Texas, headquarters last November, he was a little nervous. "I started cracking jokes that gas was going to start coming down in James Bond fashion or something," he said.

Close. Everyone in the room was fired, their jobs shipped overseas. While Hill understands the business reasons behind what happened, the 38-year-old Web designer still feels betrayed. "It kind of felt like I’d made a deal with my company that if I did a good job they wouldn’t fire me," he said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Everyone who works for a large corporation now has become expendable, and a potential victim of a bottom line which is way out of line with expectations.

May 25 16:20

Israel: Ties to South America aiding Iran's nuclear program

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Would you believe it? Venezuela is supplying Iran with uranium!"

"No, I would not believe it."

"Would you believe Venezuela is supplying Iran with dual use technology?"

"No, I would not believe it."

"Would you believe Venezuela is supplying Iran with glow in the dark paint?"

May 25 16:17

Exclusive: Holocaust Faker Speaks Out

"It wasn't a lie," he told "GMA." "It was my imagination. And in my imagination, in my mind, I believed it. Even now, I believe it, that she was there and she threw the apple to me. ... In my imagination, it was true."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Historians dealing with real facts are in jail and this admitted faker gets a book and movie deal.


May 25 16:15

Tent City Update! California raises Taxes and cuts Spending

Webmaster's Commentary: 

How come nobody is talking about the huge drain on the economy from the illegal aliens?

Remember that story from a couple weeks back where students were suing the University of California because legal residents had to pay MORE for their education than the illegal aliens!!!!

May 25 16:12

Secret document: Venezuela, Bolivia supplying Iran with uranium

Venezuela and Bolivia are supplying Iran with uranium for its nuclear program, according to a secret Israeli government report.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The Bovine Excrement Meter just resigned and ran out the door.

This is a repeat of the "Yellowcake from Niger" story used to sell war with Iraq.

It's not only a lie, it is the SAME EXACT lie.

There seems to be a lack of real creativity with these people (which may explain why Hollywood puts out so many remakes).

May 25 16:08

Obama calls for action after NKorea nuclear test

US President Barack Obama said the international community must act after North Korea's "reckless" nuclear and missile tests on Monday, as calls grew for tougher action against Pyongyang.

"North Korea's nuclear ballistic missile programs pose a great threat to the peace and security of the world and I strongly condemn their reckless action," Obama said ahead of a Memorial Day ceremony to honor war dead.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The options the US have are very narrow indeed,and China is apt to veto any strong action at the UN security council level.

But the next time there is some agreement between the the US and North Korea, the US, this time, has got to keep its side of the bargain.

May 25 16:06

THE SIEGE IS OVER….. FOR REAL THIS TIME! ….. HOPE CONVOY ENTERS GAZA

Friends just rang as they crossed the border into Gaza!!!
OMG They are crossing the border RIGHT NOW!!!

SIEGE IS BROKEN

I’m so excited I can’t type right now



Donate
May 25 16:03

God’s debt cancellation’ donations help evangelist strike it rich

In a detailed investigation of South Carolina’s Inspiration Network, the Charlotte Observer reports that the network’s on-air promises that viewers can obtain prosperity and “God’s debt cancellation” by donating $200 or more have made its CEO David Cerullo a wealthy man and his cable network “one of the world’s fastest growing Christian broadcasters.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

To promise his target demographic this kind of miracle, if they donate $200.00 or more, is defrauding his followers in the most cynical way possible.

Unfortunately, though, there's a seeker born every minute!

May 25 15:53

Torture Song

Webmaster's Commentary: 

PLEASE POST THIS LINK TO OTHER BLOGS!

May 25 15:41

Dollar Collapse Beginning Now?

May 25 15:38

Memorial Day: War Is Not Worth Celebrating

Of man’s achievements, there are many worth celebrating, worth memorializing. Warfare is not among them. Humanity has not been bettered by war, the spoils of which have been taken by the States, Churches, Tyrants, and Thieves who have convinced ordinary men to be extraordinarily evil.


May 25 15:18

Jewish War Veterans of the USA

Jewish War Veterans of the USA
Over a century of US [political takeover]
1896 to present

May 25 14:58

Rand, World’s Best Currency

South Africa’s rand, the world’s best-performing major currency this year, may rally another 4 percent if it breaks through 8.23 per dollar and stays there, based on technical analysis by Barclays Plc-owned Absa Capital.

May 25 14:50

Krugman: Raising Taxes in California will Cure Everything

According to Paul Krugman, who wrote in The Return of Depression Economics that governments can solve almost any crisis simply by printing money, declares that California easily could solve its present crisis by raising taxes.

May 25 14:41

Pay No Attention to This Day

Memorial Day, when we pretend that we live in a free country because of all the people who were killed in the government’s senseless wars.


May 25 14:39

The Dangers of Printing Money

The Fed's doing it. The Bank of England says it plans to do it, too. With printing money (or as they say today, "quantitative easing") back in fashion, TIME reflects on Germany's efforts in the 1920s — and the crisis that followed.

May 25 13:24

The BEST argument AGAINST invading Baghdad - EVER! VIDEO

They got it right he says...

May 25 13:10

911 Shock Opera: The Grand Finale That Wasn't

"In a crime of this magnitude, with so much on the line, not just lives and careers and vast sums of wealth, but this was their one shot - the conspirators one chance to justify multiple illegal wars, a new doctrine of "pre-emptive aggression", the establishment of the "unitary executive" model, the passing of the Patriot Act, the creation of the Trans Afghan Pipeline, wholesale privatization of public assets and wealth, military contracts, and just basically complete and total world domination based really on the successful completion of one act of treasonous terrorism that would galvanize the American people long enough that they would allow all of these things to take place in their name without so much as a whimper - with all that one the line, risk management became of the highest pri

May 25 13:05

Ahmadinejad Wants To Debate Obama

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad proposed today that United States President Barack Obama contend to a face-to-face debate with him at the United Nations if he is re-elected next month as Iran’s president.

“Of course this time, if I am elected as president by the great nation of Iran, I will extend that invitation [to President Obama] one more time for a debate at the UN headquarters,” President Ahmadinejad said on Monday.
During his previous visit to the United Nations headquarters he invited former US President George W. Bush to join him in a debate on global issues.

Obama debate live with no teleprompter?! HAHAHAHA...


May 25 12:55

Tampa woman stops armed carjacker with her own gun

A Tampa woman refused to be a carjacking victim when she was approached by an armed man who jumped into her car on Thursday.

The woman, who only wants to be identified as Adrianna, pulled out her own gun. "I just leaned forward and punched him in the forehead with my gun," she said. The man "screamed like a girl and almost dropped his gun" as he ran away, she added.

May 25 12:52

Israel's war effort gains religious imperative

During the Gaza war this year, Schmuel Kaufman, a military rabbi from a West Bank settlement, used to stride between the Israeli soldiers’ tents and urge them to fight what he deemed an “obligatory war” ordained by ancient scripture.

“It’s a holy war to protect women and children from the south of the country after a long period of endurance on our side,” he told The Times. “The commander of the battalion asked me to blow the shofar [a ram’s horn] every time before going into the fighting. I’m blowing the shofar while 500 soldiers stand behind me praying. They went in wrapped in holiness.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Memo to Rabbi Kaufman: there is no such thing as a "holy war", period, end of discussion. War is simply a means of achieving a geopolitical end through military action: that's it, short and sweet.

The phrase is simply used to inoculate soldiers into a mental state wherein all the death, destruction, and mayhem they create is justified, because "God (whatever god is being invoked) is absolutely on their side."

In this blissful "spiritual right and might" state of consciousness, normal, moral reflection about what one has actually done to fellow human beings (whose humanity is negated to utterly nothing) just doesn't happen.

And in a nuclear-armed age, that is what makes the addition of religiously sanctioned destruction such a dangerous, and intellectually dishonest, component of warcraft.

May 25 12:51

#6 VICTORY FOR HOPE CONVOY

Obviously it is 8:30PM now in Egypt and getting dark and late, so I assume the 20 and the aid vehicles will cross in the morning, although I will get confirmation of that later, I forgot to ask LOL!!

Lastly, as soon as they get inside and have internet access I will have loads of photos to post here as well.

May 25 12:31

Palestinian internal strife drags on

"The picture in Palestine today is worthy of a surreal masterpiece: dialogue between factions in Cairo has come to nil, though it may well have been their last chance; there is an old government in Gaza, usually referred to as dissolved; then there is a new government in the West Bank, ordered by Mahmoud Abbas, which predictably piqued Hamas and spurred, for the first time ever, opposition from within Fatah itself," wrote Mamdouh al Sheikh in an opinion piece for the Emirati daily Al Bayane.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Unless some adults in the room in Fatah and Hamas gently knock some heads together here, by the time there is a Palestinian state, it won't be any larger than a postage stamp.

And by the way, Dr. Hanan Ashrawi,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hanan_Ashrawi

where the blazes are you right now?!? Your logic, intellectual honesty, and calm presence are desperately needed at this critical moment.



Pixfuture
May 25 12:28

A Katrina of foreclosures hits New York

“Across the street in this black middle-class neighborhood, Patrick Nicholas, a surgical technician in blue scrubs, shakes his dreadlocks and shrugs. He rents but is moving out. ‘The owner got foreclosed and told us to leave,’ he said. Six doors away, past two foreclosed and boarded-up homes, a burly man in a blue union jacket declines to give his name but his problem is evident. A foreclosure notice is pasted to the door of his house. His tone is mournful. ‘Tough times, man,’ he says, ‘Tough, tough times.’”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

But Obama can pour trillions of borrowed dollars (you are expected to repay) onto Wall Street.

May 25 12:26

HOPE CONVOY NOW PART OF THE GAZA SIEGE

I know people are anxious for news, I don’t have that much, but here’s all I have so far this morning. People had a comfortable night, the Egyptian security people supplied convoy members with mattresses and bedding, also food and water and kettles for tea making (Important necessities for Irish people LOL)

But there is not really anything to say today except that negotiations continue this morning to get in to Gaza today. I expect an answer in a few hours time as to what the next steps will be.

May 25 12:25

EGYPTIAN COLLABORATION WITH ISRAEL IS STRANGLING GAGA

Egyptian Authorities blocked the entry of “Hope” into Gaza

May 25 12:25

FATAH FACING DEEPEST CRISIS EVER

Fatah leaders have accused Palestinian Authority (PA) Chairman Mahmoud Abbas and his allies of seeking the “dismantling” and “disintegration” of the movement in order to facilitate “the liquidation” of the Palestinian cause.

Some of these leaders have charged that the Fatah organization Abbas is trying reconstruct is “closer to Netanyahu than it is to the Palestinian people and their struggle for freedom and independence.”


May 25 12:24

Terrorism and the origins of Israel

Last month the National Archives, formerly known as the Public Record Office, released MI5 Security Service files showing that Zionist terror groups planned to set up cells in London and assassinate the post-war Labour government’s British Foreign Secretary Ernest Bevin.

May 25 12:23

Assassin boss also Israeli hero

YEHOSHUA Zettler, the commander in Jerusalem of the Fighters for the Freedom of Israel, or Lehi — known to the British as the Stern Gang — who planned and supervised the assassination of the United Nations mediator Count Folke Bernadotte in 1948, has died in Israel. He was 91.

May 25 12:23

Pre-state Jewish underground leader dies at 91

Yehoshua Zettler, one of the founding members of a violent pre-state Jewish movement and mastermind of the assassination of a top U.N. envoy in 1948, has died in Israel. He was 91.

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Pretty much everyone else would consider this guy a terrorist.

May 25 12:23

Rethinking the Costs of Peace

By asking earlier this month for $2.775 billion in military aid to Israel in his FY2010 budget request, it would seem that on this important policy issue President Obama?s commitment is more rhetorical than substantive. Since 1949, according to the Congressional Research Service, the United States has provided to Israel more than $100 billion in military and economic assistance. In 2007, the United States and Israel signed an agreement for $30 billion in additional military aid through FY2018.



Xmas w/o borders
May 25 12:21

A family lost in white phosphorous shelling

By the time Ghada's husband reached the house, his brother Ahmad and some relatives had only minutes ago rushed into the house, carrying away the dead sons and their father on a cart, seeking for an ambulance help. Ahmad (Umm Muhammad's son) said: "By the time we heard the blast, my relatives and I took my father and brothers on a cart, thinking we could save their lives. I didn't know that they all were dead by the time we arrived! We were looking for an ambulance but an Israeli tank appeared in front of us; the Israeli soldier who got out of it ordered us to leave the bodies and run for our lives ... while running away I looked back to see him pouring down sand on them."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So this is the kind of taken by the IDF in the 2009 Israeli assault on Gaza, the same IDF characterized in March of this year by IDF Chief of General Staff Lt.-Gen. Gabi Ashkenazi as "... the most moral army in the world."?!?!?!?

May 25 12:12

Mullen to Israel: Don’t bomb Iran now

As Israel seeks to win Washington’s support for waging war on Iran, the top US military officer warns of serious unintended consequences of military strikes on the country at the present time.

“I think the unintended consequence of a strike against Iran right now would be incredibly serious, as well as the unintended consequences of their achieving a weapon,” Admiral Mike Mullen, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said in a Sunday interview with ABC television.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Memo to Admiral Mullen:

A: Iran is developing a power plant only. You - and your science advisors - understand, without question, that the level of enrichment of the uranium is far lower for running a power plant than what is needed to build a nuclear weapon. The enrichment the Iranians are doing , as inspected by the IAEA, is completely consistent with that which is necessary for a power plant, not building a weapon.

B. There is no good time for the Israelis (supported, or course, by the US) to go to war with Iran.

And sir, you very well know the reason for this. In terms of strike by anyone on Iran, this issue is the 6,000 lb gorilla, sitting on the Steinway in the living room.

That factor, sir, is Russia.

What precisely are Medvedev, Putin, and the Duma going to do when they see their 7th largest trading partner attacked? Nothing?

Sir, I am not a betting person; but I wouldn't bet, for one second, that the Russian reaction to just such a scenario would be "nothing".

May 25 12:04

World Bank warns of social unrest

The head of the World Bank has warned that the global economic crisis could lead to serious social upheaval.

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May 25 12:03

US investigator exposes Iran's nuclear weapons 'shopping list'

Robert Morgenthau, the New York district attorney who is heading a long-term investigation into the Islamic regime's complex web of illicit overseas financial operations, told US senators there was little time left to halt Tehran's atomic weapons programme.

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The problem is that when you get right down to Morganthau's actual list, 15,000 kgs of aluminium, 1,700 kgs of graphite, 30,000 kgs of tungsten-copper, 19,000 kgs of tungsten metal powder and 24,500 kgs of maraging steel rods; what you have are materials used in any industrialized nation.

The article goes onto admit that all these materials have benign legitimate uses, but takes the position that Iran should not have any materials that might in any way make Israel nervous. This is akin to banning kitchen matches, because after all, arsonists might be able to use them!

Folks, just keep in mind that we saw the exact same claims made about Iraq.

Like the professional witch hunters of another age, Morgenthau has done very well financially seeing WMDs even where they are not.

May 25 12:03

Video: Cop Slams Innocent Man Head First Into A Coma

Video was released late last week of an innocent man being slammed head first into a wall by a Seattle police officer, in an exchange that has left the victim in a coma.

Mr Harris had been pursued by deputies after a witness wrongly identified him as a suspect in an assault.

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I guess this is what "...to protect and serve" looks like for Seattle cops.

May 25 11:55

Governor plans to completely eliminate welfare for families

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger is proposing to completely eliminate the state’s welfare program for families, medical insurance for low-income children and Cal Grants cash assistance to college and university students.

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Watch for riots in California and other states if these kinds of proposal are passed, coupled with the establishment of a "national emergency" to give state and federal authorities sweeping policing powers.

May 25 11:48

Venezuela cooperates with Vietnam to explore oil

Under a decree published in the Venezuela’s official gazette on May 21, the joint venture, named PetroMacareo S.A., is also allowed to process heavy oil and extra heavy oil pumped from the 248 sq. km Junin block 2 in the Orinoco belt. The belt is considered to have the world’s largest oil reserves.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Venezuela, like China and Russia, are making deals to get what they need.

The US, on the other hand, is dropping bombs in an attempt to get what they need.

And all that oil from Iraq which was supposed to completely pay for the cost of the war and occupation?

In the immortal words of Tony Soprano, "Fugettaboutit!"

All the cost of blood, and money and maimed veterans, and we are still no where closer to achievingthat objective than when the invasion of Iraq began.

That, ladies and gentlemen, is a failed foreign policy, writ tragically large.

May 25 11:42

Israel Steals Palestinian Heritage, History

The Israeli exhibition violates international conventions or protocols that Canada has ratified and that protect cultural property during armed conflict. The State of Israel seized the Jordanian-owned Rockefeller Museum in Jerusalem in 1967 to take possession of the scrolls and has continued to loot similar Palestinian cultural property from the Occupied Territories ever since. Under the 1970 Convention on the Means of Prohibiting and Preventing the Illicit Import, Export and Transfer of Ownership of Cultural Property and the 1954 Hague Convention along with its two associated protocols, Canada is legally obliged "to take appropriate steps to recover and return any such cultural property" at the request of the wronged party.

May 25 11:41

How Many Secret Prisons Does Israel Have?

The United Nation’s watchdog on torture has criticised Israel for refusing to allow inspections at a secret prison, dubbed by critics as “Israel’s Guantanamo Bay”, and demanded to know if more such clandestine detention camps are operating.

In a report published on Friday, the Committee Against Torture requested that Israel identify the location of the camp, officially referred to as “Facility 1391”, and allow access to the International Committee of the Red Cross.

Findings from Israeli human rights groups show that the prison has in the past been used to hold Arab and Muslim prisoners, including Palestinians, and that routine torture and physical abuse were carried out by interrogators.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Remember that the Red Cross were allowed access to the Nazi concentration camps at all times.

May 25 11:39

WOMAN WHO CALLED 911 GETS ARRESTED AND STRIP SEARCHED

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Think that what happened at Au Ghraib could not happen here?

Think again!

May 25 11:34

Dick Cheney, "Toy Soldier" on Memorial Day Parade

So it is of somewhat sickening irony, as the New York Daily News' Mike Lupica points out on this Memorial Day, that the draft-dodging, torture-endorsing, war-instigating "toy soldier" likes of a Dick Cheney -- "whose idea of a foxhole is Fox News" -- should now be dictating what kind of a person bodies forth a patriotic Republican in good standing.

Cheney of course does, and Gen. Powell doesn't.

May 25 11:33

Russia FM: Hamas taking more realistic path since Gaza war

Russia's foreign minister said Sunday that Hamas is following a more realistic path after Israel's crushing war against the militant Palestinian group controlling the Gaza Strip.

Sergei Lavrov, who met with the top Hamas political leader in Syria's capital on Saturday, urged the group to agree to a formal truce with Israel, noting that since the end of the war in mid-January there has been less rocket and mortar fire from Gaza into Israel.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Lavrov understands that a true and honorable settlement of the Palestinian statehood issue is the only thing which will ultimately prevent a terrible, regional military catastrophe from overtaking the entire region, and possibly involving the entire world.

Israeli leadership, however, doesn't seem to.

And a small memo to the current Israeli leadership: ethnic cleansing no longer happen in the dark of night, with no witnesses; it happens in the full, blindingly bright, unblinking glare of a 24/7 news cycle in the blogosphere.

It's possible you just might want to consider that before dumping any more depleted uranium weapons (with all the horrendous health implications attached thereto) on Gaza in your next assault.

People no longer want to visit Israel as tourists; they no longer want to buy Israeli products, which is really hurting the Israeli economy right now, big time. And it is the link to global political understanding of what Israel has been doing to Palestinians which is, in large part, responsible for this.

Hubris has a way of coming back at both people - and countries - in some very unexpected ways.

May 25 11:33

EVIDENCE OF GOVERNMENT MANIPULATION OF THE STOCK MARKET - Dan Shaffer explains on Fox Business News (video and transcript)

May 25 11:32

THE PEOPLE FIGHT BACK

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The police abuse a protester and the crowd goes after the police.

Remember, the Romanian revolution began at a sporting event. Two weeks later, Cheacescu was machine-gunned to death on Romanian national television.

May 25 11:29

Peers claim thousands for mortgage-free homes

PEERS are claiming hundreds of thousands of pounds in expenses for staying overnight in London when they already own homes with no mortgages near the House of Lords.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

WHEN WILL THE US MEDIA START ASKING TO SEE THE EXPENSE ACCOUNTS OF THE US CONGRESS?????????

I for one do not believe that a congressman is any more honest than a member of parliament.

May 25 11:27

Early retirement claims increase dramatically

Instead of seeing older workers staying on the job longer as the economy has worsened, the Social Security system is reporting a major surge in early retirement claims that could have implications for the financial security of millions of baby boomers.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

BULL BISCUITS!

The Social Security system has been looted going back to the Clinton years to cover government budget shortfalls. Social Security's ability to cover the baby boomers was traded away for the Clinton "budget surplus", and now the government is going to blame "early retirees" as well as the economy for the collapse of Social Security which was brought about by the government itself.

May 25 11:22

Suu Kyi ‘likely to be jailed for years’

Ms Suu Kyi faces five years in prison if she is convicted of the charges that she broke the conditions of her current house arrest by allowing an uninvited visitor, a US citizen named John Yettaw, who swam across a lake to her back door this month, to stay and gave him food and drink. “I am not guilty because I have not committed any crime,” Ms Suu Kyi told the court on Friday, according to her lawyer.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This so looks like a setup on the part of the Myanmar government to keep her in prison for what could be the rest of her life that it stinks to high heaven.

The international community can only do so much; ultimately, it will have to be the Myanmar people who must have the final say about the outcome here.

Political and military oppression can only work for so long before there's a backlash, if there are no real improvements in the lives of a country's citizenry.

May 25 11:20

700,000 overcharged in the great council tax 'cover-up'

A million homeowners have paid the wrong council tax for years in a funding scandal ministers tried to cover up.

New documents have shown that more than 700,000 households may have been overcharged to the tune of tens of millions.

Ministers and officials have known since at least 2005 that many homes were in the wrong tax bands.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is an object lesson for those who insist that the entire US government would never go along with pretending that the 16th Amendment was ratified if in fact it was not.

As Judge James C. Fox implied in Sullivan Vs. United States, the government will go on using the unratified 16th Amendment as long as they can get away with it.

May 25 11:16

Like pigs to the slaughter

May 25 11:15

Gilad Atzmon - The Three-Legged Monster

“Zionism,” writes Philips, “is simply the movement for the self-determination of the Jewish people. And its significance is greater than any other movement of national liberation because Judaism itself rests upon three legs — the people, the religion and the land. If one is lopped off by having its legitimacy denied, the whole thing collapses. That is why anti-Zionism is far more than an unpleasant political position. It is a direct attack on Judaism itself.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Philips is just the latest propagandists to try to equate anti-Zionism with hatred of Jewish people.

It is about the only card Israel has left to play as world opinion of Israel starts to collapse.

May 25 11:13

Israel Report: Most Police Killed in Gaza War Were ‘Terrorists’

As the war went on the civilian toll in Gaza dwarfed the toll against the police working for the Hamas-run government. Still, criticism of the indiscriminate destruction of police stations and the killing of police en masse was enough of a thorn in then-Prime Minister Ehud Olmert’s side to order an investigation into the background of the slain police. Now, roughly four months after the end of the siege, the report claims that the vast majority of those police, though indeed indiscriminately killed, happened to be “terrorists” of one stripe or another.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And if you believe that, I have a diamond mine in Topeka to sell you!!

May 25 11:10

Charles Lindbergh’s September 1941 Anti-War Speech

He gave this presentation at an America First rally a couple months prior to the December 7, 1941 “surprise attack” by Japan on the U.S. naval base at Pearl Harbor.

May 25 11:10

Iran sends warships to Gulf of Aden - navy

Iran has sent six warships to international waters, including the Gulf of Aden, to show its ability to confront any foreign threats, its naval commander said on Monday.

Admiral Habibollah Sayyari, quoted by the ISNA news agency, made the announcement five days after Iran said it test-fired a surface-to-surface missile with a range of 2,000 km (1,200 miles), putting Israel and U.S. bases in the area within reach.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Iran is reminding the world that if US and Israel attack Iran, this will affect all the world's oil supplies.

May 25 11:08

Healthy Skepticism Toward Memorial Day

The war of choice that is still Iraq---its utter devastation and inhumanity---brought into focus for my self what the Vietnam generation recognized decades ago. Not only is the current Iraq War brutalizing and tearing apart the lives of millions of Iraqis and squandering the lives of thousands of Americans but it is also an illegal war.

May 25 11:07

Nancy Pelosi dissembles to avoid taking responsibility

The CIA lied to her, she said on Thursday. She was not told about waterboarding in her briefings. Nor, for that matter, was she told directly about CIA interrogators using any enhanced interrogation techniques.

She was never briefed, she says, but was "told" about them by a staff member. As if there is a lick of difference between those split hairs.

And she raised no objections to what she learned because she was too busy trying to gain a majority for her party in Congress.

May 25 11:06

Israel drops warning pamphlets over Gaza

Israeli aircraft have scattered pamphlets over the Gaza Strip warning residents to stay away from the border.

The Arabic pamphlets warn Gazans to stay out of areas 300 meters to 500 meters (yards) from the border fence, saying they risk being shot.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Gazan Palestinians may well be shot anyway, if this pamphlet-drop is potentially the prelude to another Israeli military assault on Gaza.

May 25 11:06

FBI stops supposed ‘Temple Plot’ in New York City

What is most interesting about this is not that we were protected from a supposed terrorist attack, but that the whole “plot” was invented by an FBI informant:

The defendants, in their efforts to acquire weapons, dealt with an informant acting under law enforcement supervision, authorities said. The FBI and other agencies monitored the men and provided an inactive missile and inert C-4 to the informant for the defendants, a federal complaint said.

In June 2008, the informant met Cromitie in Newburgh and Cromitie complained that his parents had lived in Afghanistan and he was upset about the war there and that many Muslim people were being killed in Afghanistan and Pakistan by U.S. military forces, officials said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I guess "they hate us for our freedoms" doesn't work any more.

May 25 11:03

Memorial Day Disaster

This would normally be my time for a quiet Memorial Day at home.

But even as we seek calm, investors overseas are doing precisely the opposite.

They’re dumping U.S. assets.

They’re driving those assets down in price.

And they’re threatening to sink our entire economy into a THIRD phase of this crisis.

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