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April 6, 2009

Apr 06 12:52

Mass protest in Rome over financial crisis

Several hundred thousand workers, pensioners, immigrants and students filled a Rome park on Saturday in protest at the Italian government's handling of the financial crisis.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

How convenient that the Colosseum is nearby! Now if we could just scare up a few lions...

Apr 06 12:50

The Two Faces of Barack Obama

Like Americans, the Europeans want to believe – but they see the two faces of Barack Obama too clearly, and the contrast is too apparent to be denied. The gullible Americans, who take things at face value, still believe their new president represents a real change, a challenge to the status quo, while the more sophisticated Europeans are quick to pick up on Obama’s inconsistencies – made all the more glaring by his habit of pairing two mutually contradictory stances on the same issue.

Apr 06 12:48

West has to deal with toxic debt to end recession

Attempts by the G20 leaders to halt the global recession are doomed unless they get to grips with the "toxic" debt hidden in the shadow economy, warned to Hernando De Soto, the prize-winning Peruvian economist.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"We ARE dealing with it! We are dumping it on the taxpayers just as fast as we can!" -- Official White Horse Souse

Apr 06 12:47

The crash of '09, the collapse of '10

I told you that it's a funny world getting funnier. Many American analysts are saying that America's real economic collapse could come by the end of this year. "It will come to be known as 'The Crash of 09', they say. Others, especially a Russian political analyst, are predicting its physical collapse too. There's no doubt that the country is up the dirtiest of imaginable creeks without a paddle.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"The last official act of any government is to loot the nation." -- Michael Rivero



Taboola
Apr 06 12:45

Life in Occupied Palestine: Eyewitness Stories and Photos

Apr 06 12:43

The Financial New World Order: Towards a Global Currency and World Government

Following the 2009 G20 summit, plans were announced for implementing the creation of a new global currency to replace the US dollar’s role as the world reserve currency. Point 19 of the communiqué released by the G20 at the end of the Summit stated, “We have agreed to support a general SDR allocation which will inject $250bn (£170bn) into the world economy and increase global liquidity.” SDRs, or Special Drawing Rights, are “a synthetic paper currency issued by the International Monetary Fund.” As the Telegraph reported, “the G20 leaders have activated the IMF's power to create money and begin global "quantitative easing". In doing so, they are putting a de facto world currency into play. It is outside the control of any sovereign body. Conspiracy theorists will love it.”[1]

Apr 06 12:29

Study: 'highly engineered explosive' found in WTC rubble

In a study published by the Open Chemical Physics Journal -- a peer-reviewed, scientific publication -- Steven E. Jones and Niels Harrit level a stark allegation: that within the dust and rubble of the World Trade Center towers lays evidence of "a highly engineered explosive," contrary to all federal studies of the collapses.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

A reader pointed out that this story is no longer showing on Raw Story's main page.

I wonder why, given its obvious importance!

Apr 06 12:26

Israeli settlement produce may be enjoying EU privileges

European Union officials are seeking evidence to support claims that fruit and vegetables from Israeli settlements in the Palestinian territories are being exported under false pretense.

In a note circulated to its fellow EU governments in late 2008, Britain expressed concern that goods from Israeli settlements in the West Bank may be entering the Union without paying the legally required duties.



Emigrate While You Still Can - Finca Bayano In Panama!

Finco Bayano
Apr 06 12:21

Madoff: The Simple, Clean, Curative Bond Proposal That Has Been Completely Forgotten.

Early on a gentleman named Eliot Kaye came up with a solution that involved providing government bonds to victims.

...

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is a very long winded article which basically says to issue 10-year Treasury bonds to Madoff's victims with a seven percent tax free annual interest rate that they could live off of.

The author of this article, admittedly one of Madoff's investors and therefore anxious to recover his losses or keeping his profits, may not be very objective in supporting a scheme which even he admits has a taint of "bailout" about it.

And in the latter, he is correct. No matter how you decorate it, it still comes down to taking money form the American people and handing to the financial bozos who, in hindsight, had to know something was funny from the excessively high returns they were getting from Madoff.

Apr 06 12:10

Italy muzzled scientist who foresaw earthquake; warning removed from Internet

A powerful earthquake tore through central Italy on Monday killing more than 90 people as Renaissance buildings in a historic town were reduced to rubble.

The quake hadn't been completely unexpected. Italy muzzled a scientist who foresaw it.

Apr 06 12:09

Estimated U.S. taxpayer cost for bailout jumps

U.S. congressional budget analysts have raised their estimate of the net cost to taxpayers for the government's financial rescue program to $356 billion, an increase of $167 billion from earlier estimates.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

What is interesting here isn't that the costs are already increasing (which we assumed would be the case) but how they are only reporting on individual programs within the bailout, so the amounts involved don't look so bad.

But what is not being reported (indeed may be very difficult to calculate with any accuracy) is the TOTAL impact on the individual taxpayers from all the bailouts and "loans" put together.

TARP gets a lot of focus because it was first and remains one of the lower cost ones. Other programs, such as the Federal Reserve's "loans" to various corporations, most of which, like the auto companies, will fail to repay the loans, leaving the taxpayers on the hook.

Apr 06 12:03

US may cede to Iran’s nuclear ambition

US officials are considering whether to accept Iran’s pursuit of uranium enrichment, which has been outlawed by the United Nations and remains at the heart of fears that Iran is seeking nuclear weapons capability.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Interesting how they are still spinning "Iranian weapons" even as this article tacitly admits that they have not convinced the people of the world that Iran's power station is any kid of a threat.


Apr 06 12:01

Local Currencies: Communities Print Own Money To Keep Cash Flowing

A small but growing number of cash-strapped communities are printing their own money.

Borrowing from a Depression-era idea, they are aiming to help consumers make ends meet and support struggling local businesses.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This reinforces my observation that the only reason the Liberty Dollar came under attack was that Ron Paul's image was on them.

Apr 06 11:58

Online brokerage "We re not stupid we suck"

Internet stock-trading house Zecco wants the world to know that it couldn't possibly have been stupid enough to concoct an April Fools Day prank that had customers seeing fantastical seven-figure account balances, and, believing themselves to be just playing along, trading as though the new-found fortunes were real.

Apr 06 11:57

Knights Templar hid the Shroud of Turin, says Vatican

Barbara Frale, a researcher in the Vatican Secret Archives, said the Shroud had disappeared in the sack of Constantinople in 1204 during the Fourth Crusade, and did not surface again until the middle of the fourteenth century. Writing in L'Osservatore Romano, the Vatican newspaper, Dr Frale said its fate in those years had always puzzled historians.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Oh Bennie, Bennie, Bennie. You really should keep your trap shut.

The cloth of the shroud has been carbon dated and that data together with the type of weave of the cloth itself shows that the shroud on display in Turin was CREATED early in the fourteenth century. Right after Jacques DeMoley was burned at the stake, in fact!

As for the face, rather European-looking for the supposed image of a first century Judean, isn't it? Rather similar to that of Jacques DeMoley, in fact!

What Bennie has stumbled upon without realizing it, is that the shroud was most likely a hoax perpetrated by surviving Templars as an act of revenge on the church which had executed their leader and disbanded their order. The plan was to present the shroud to the church, have the church proclaim it a genuine relic of Jesus, all the while showing the image of the murdered Grand Master of the Templars over the alter of St. Peter's.

Jacques DeMoley was executed in 1314. The first appearance of the shroud was 35 years later in 1349, in the hands of a French Knight Geoffrey de Charny, named for and a probable relative of Geoffrey de Charny who was burned with Jacques DeMoley! At the time, Bishop Henri, possibly warned of a plotted hoax, (or simply aware that hoaxes and frauds were common in the religious practices of the time) denounced the shroud as a fraud.

But the fact is that the shroud first appeared in the possession of a likely descendant of the Templars, 35 years after the death of the Grand Master and the disbanding of the order. There was plenty of time to create the shroud, and since the revenge was against the church rather than the Pope (who had died shortly after DeMoley's burning) they would hardly be a hurry!

Which would leave evidence that the shroud originated with the Templars.

Apr 06 11:29

Capitalism Suffers Cruel Blow! - Chia Obama Heads Pulled from Store Shelves in Anti-Capitalist Sweep

Fox-25- Big-Tony Bartkewicz -Well, that didn't last long. Just days after it was made available in stores after only being sold online, the Barack Obama Chia Head has been pulled from some Walgreen's stores [...]


Apr 06 11:29

DO YOU SUPPORT AN ATTACK ON NORTH KOREA?

YES
5% (134 votes)
NO
95% (2670 votes)
Total votes: 2804
Apr 06 11:27

Obama Threatens North Korea Over Launch

Poll Shows Many Americans Support Attacking North Korea

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Let's put that one to the test.

Apr 06 11:25

Story punches reporters in face; goes unnoticed

Dude just stood there and told reporters -- twice, and matter-of-factly both times -- that his friend who just killed three cops was motivated "by the Zionist-controlled government," and was upset, "that there was about to be military policing," and by "the fact that there was about to be a gun ban."

Zionist-controlled government. Was about to be military policing. The fact that there was about to be a gun ban.

Not a single one of these reporters says, "Hey, wait a minute. What?!?"

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Even Kos gets one right every once in a while!

Apr 06 11:22

Following Bush lead, Obama moves to block challenge to wiretapping program

President Barack Obama invoked "state secrets" to prevent a court from reviewing the legality of the National Security Agency's warrantless wiretapping program, moving late Friday to have a lawsuit that challenged the program dismissed.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I remember last November all the people cheering that at last we have a black President.

But you know, Idi Amin was black, and he did not work out too well, either.


Apr 06 11:19

Republicans Blackmailing Obama-If President Releases Torture Memo-They Will Go Nuclear!-Scott Horton

If the president releases the Bush torture memos, Republicans are promising to “go nuclear” and filibuster his legal appointments. Scott Horton reports on a serious threat to Obama’s transparency.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

If Obama had any balls (I think Michelle clipped them off a long time ago) he would release the memo and let the GOP destroy itself with their filibusters.

But the truth is that Obama was allowed to run (as opposed to Ron Paul, who was clearly ejected before We The People had any chance to vote for him) on his promise that he would collectively keep all the dark secrets of the nation.

Obama will blame the GOP for it, but he never had any intentions of releasing the torture memo because that makes his refusals in investigate and prosecute as required by law that much more obvious a failing.

Apr 06 11:16

Tax Day Tea Party

Is your Tea Party listed?

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Remember, the US Government is stuck in a deep hole of debt. The US economy has stumbled, badly. Foreign investment and loans to the US Government are pledged on one and only one thing, YOU!

The security for all loans and investments in the United States is your lifetime of work. The US Government and corporations consider you chattel, to be bartered and traded, and when need be, sent to die in wars.

Demonstrated by the S&L crisis of the 1980s and in the current bailouts, the US Government promises that YOU will be forced to work your life away to make good any bad debts by the US Government and corporations.

When the American people stand up and say "We refuse to pay", foreign nations will no longer loan money to the US Government, and foreign investors will start searching for a safer home for their wealth.

There is no freedom without the freedom to say "no."

Join a Tea Party and send the world a single message; "NO!"

Apr 06 11:09

PHOTO ESSAY(S) ~~ HOW TO CHANGE ‘YES WE CAN’ TO ‘YES WE DID’!

Apr 06 11:07

The Shit Has Hit The Fan

So tell me, why do I have this pending feeling of doom? Is it the reports of the genius bankers wondering how much of the 600 trillion dollars worth of derivatives are toxic? Or maybe the multiple mass killings with people going shit house crazy and shooting everyone and everything in sight while our president is in Europe dancing with the stars?


Apr 06 11:04

FLASHBACK - Journal axes gene research on Jews and Palestinians

A keynote research paper showing that Middle Eastern Jews and Palestinians are genetically almost identical has been pulled from a leading journal.

Academics who have already received copies of Human Immunology have been urged to rip out the offending pages and throw them away.

Such a drastic act of self-censorship is unprecedented in research publishing and has created widespread disquiet, generating fears that it may involve the suppression of scientific work that questions Biblical dogma.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

BURN THE HERETIC! BURN THE HERETIC!!!!!

(ahem)

Time makes ancient truth uncouth, and there is a growing body of scientific evidence that not only confirms that the Ashkenazis are actually descended from converted Khazars, but that half of all the Palestinian males are direct descendants of the Biblical Israelites.

Which makes the following seem all that much sillier!

Apr 06 10:43

Riot Cops Killed Newspaper Seller At G20

The explanation that the man’s death was accidental was strongly pushed by the media in the hours after the incident, and a police post mortem examination attributed his death to natural causes.

However, eyewitnesses have come forward to state that Tomlinson was attacked by riot police before his collapse.

Apr 06 10:39

Israel bans medical equipments and supplies imported by the PA to enter Jerusalem

According to Abed Al-Qader there will be Six Palestinian hospitals in Jerusalem that will be effected because of the new ban; Maqased, the Islamic Hospital, Saint Joseph Hospital, Saint John Hospital, the Red Crescent Hospital and Amira Basma Clinic.

Apr 06 10:37

423 Palestinian Children Still Held by Israel

I thought it important for people to remember the children that are still alive yet being held in Israeli prisons, many un-charged. We Irish call this internment and understand it quite well having gone through the same.


Apr 06 10:34

U.S. Supremes rule against Native Hawaiians’ land claims

The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that Congress’ apology for overthrowing the Hawaiian monarchy in 1893 bears no moral, political or legal weight in stopping the State of Hawaii from selling 1.2 million acres of land seized during the illegal regime change before resolving land claims by Native Hawaiians.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"We stole it fair and square!" -- Official White Horse Souse

More about Hawaii's illegal statehood HERE

Apr 06 10:31

US 'anger' at Israel weapons sale

A statement from the Israeli defence ministry said arms exports to China were being clarified with US officials in what it called a good spirit.

The statement followed Israeli reports that the sale of a sensitive weapons system to China had angered Washington.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This "sensitive" weapons system was nuclear in nature (see article below), and together with this article proves that the United States KNOWS Israel is trafficking in nuclear weapons technology, which means the US Government KNOWS it is in violation of the 1976 Symington amendment regarding foreign aid to nations that refuse to sign the NNPT.

Apr 06 10:28

FLASHBACK - Israel secretly sells American nuclear weapons to China

Apr 06 10:26

US Senate moves to fully fund Israel aid

The US Senate included a measure to restore full funding for foreign aid to the budget it approved late Thursday, increasing chances that the pool of money including assistance for Israel wouldn't be cut.

The $3.5 trillion document passed by the Senate includes a $4 billion boost to the foreign operations appropriation, bringing it up to the $53.8b. sought by President Barack Obama.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

We are losing our homes and jobs and Obama shovels our money to Israel at full tilt boogie rock and roll?

Everyone find your senator at www.comgress.org, CALL them (don't waste time with emails) and remind them that both the US Army and more recently the Guardian Newspaper in England have confirmed that Israel is in fact a nuclear power. Under the terms of the 1976 Symington amendment to the 1961 foreign appropriations bill, it is illegal for the US Government to give financial aid to any nation trafficking in nuclear enrichment or weapons technology outside of international controls. Israel has already been caught selling nuclear weapons technology it acquired from the United States to China! That constitutes trafficking by any definition of the word. Israel, unlike Iran, is not a signer of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty. Israel, unlike Iran, does not allow unrestricted IAEA inspections of its nuclear facility at Dimona.

How DARE the United States government, at a time when Americans sleep in alleys and eat out of trash dumpsters, send even one thin dime of taxpayer money to a rogue nation that openly defies the United nations 65 times, and threatens its neighbors with illegal nuclear weapons!


Apr 06 10:17

U.S. banks ‘basically insolvent’ - Soros

The U.S. economy is in for “a lasting slowdown” and won’t recover this year, while “the banking system as a whole is basically insolvent,” billionaire investor George Soros told Reuters Financial Television on Monday.

Apr 06 09:03

Video - Dark legacy highlights (JFK assassination)

This video showcases the new material in Dark Legacy, that did come out in JFK II - the Bush connection

Apr 06 08:35

In a Protectionist Frenzy Sallie Mae Brings 2000 Jobs Home from Overseas

Reuters - UK - NEW YORK, April 6 - Student lender Sallie Mae said on Monday it plans to add 2,000 jobs by moving its overseas operations back to the United States.

Sallie Mae employs more than 8,000 people in the U.S

Apr 06 08:09

The planned destruction of international law

"Since 2001, Israeli military lawyers have pushed to re-classify military operations in the West Bank and Gaza Strip from the law enforcement model mandated by the law of occupation to one of armed conflict. Under the former, soldiers of an occupying army must arrest, rather than kill, opponents, and generally must use the minimum force necessary to quell disturbances.

While in armed conflict, a military is still constrained by the laws of war - including the duty to distinguish between combatants and civilians, and the duty to avoid attacks causing disproportionate harm to civilian persons or objects - the standard permits far greater uses of force.


Apr 06 06:16

US watchdog calls for bank executives to be sacked

Elizabeth Warren, chief watchdog of America's $700bn (£472bn) bank bailout plan, will this week call for the removal of top executives from Citigroup, AIG and other institutions that have received government funds in a damning report that will question the administration's approach to saving the financial system from collapse.

Apr 06 05:33

Lawyer Facing Six Months in Prison For Writing Letter to Obama Detailing Torture of Client

Stafford Smith had written to the president after judges in the UK ruled against the release of U.S. evidence detailing Mohamed's alleged torture at Guantánamo. The letter asked the president to reconsider the U.S. position and urged him to release the evidence into the public domain. He attached a memo summarizing the case because his US security clearance gives him access to the classified material. In order to comply with classification guidelines, the memo did not identify individual officers by name or specify locations of the abuse.

He and Gappour submitted the memo to the privilege team for clearance but the memo was redacted to just the title, leaving the president unable to read it. Stafford Smith included the redacted copy of the memo in his letter to illustrate the extent to which it had been censored. He described it as a "bizarre reality." "You, as commander in chief, are being denied access to material that would help prove that crimes have been committed by U.S. personnel. This decision is being made by the very people who you command."

Apr 06 05:10

Darkness Renewed: Terror as a Tool of Empire

Here's a purely hypothetical scenario. Let's say you were a dedicated imperial militarist who believed that your country's security, prestige and financial interests could best be served by war and the ever-present threat of war. Let's say you had some really hot and juicy operations going on, endless deadly conflicts that were pouring hundreds of billions of dollars into your war machine and entrenching national policy even more deeply in the militarist philosophy – the machtpolitik – that you believe in.

But there's a problem. The general public – the cow-like herd out there that doesn't understand grand strategy the way you and your fellow elites do – is growing weary, and wary, of your Long War. The national treasury is bankrupt, the national infrastructure is rotting, the nation's communities are dying; millions of people are out of work, losing their homes, losing their dreams, spiraling down into want, privation and despair. Yet you have big plans to escalate the war, expand your war machine, and maintain the global dominance that you believe is the right and natural role for your special nation – and its elites. What to do? How to galvanize the truculent, self-absorbed herd into enthusiastically supporting your vital agenda once more?

Apr 06 04:10

The G20 Moves the World a Step Closer to a Global Currency

A single clause in Point 19 of the communiqué issued by the G20 leaders amounts to revolution in the global financial order.

"We have agreed to support a general SDR allocation which will inject $250bn (£170bn) into the world economy and increase global liquidity," it said. SDRs are Special Drawing Rights, a synthetic paper currency issued by the International Monetary Fund that has lain dormant for half a century.

In effect, the G20 leaders have activated the IMF's power to create money and begin global "quantitative easing". In doing so, they are putting a de facto world currency into play. It is outside the control of any sovereign body. Conspiracy theorists will love it.



Lockerdome
Apr 06 03:53

SPLC Responsible For Labeling Patriots Terrorists

The Southern Poverty Law Center has always been a hells nest of Zionists who promote Anti American views and distribute inaccurate and subversive information.

The Anti Defamation League is the unregistered agent of a foreign power, in this case the state of Israel.

It has always been involved in espionage and subversion and it has been caught in the act many times.

It should come as no surprise that the infamous MIAC documents which were leaked by the Missouri State Highway Patrol were sourced in these subversive organizations. Please forward this information to all law enforcement organizations.

Apr 06 03:52

Wilkins Ice Shelf Collapse - Some WOW! Pictures of a Cyclical Natural Event

NASA Earth Observatory - Michon Scott • Robert Simmon - Early in the day on February 28, 2008, the Wilkins Ice Shelf remained intact. By March 17, 2008, the ice shelf had retreated significantly from its original extent. As the Antarctic summer drew to a close, sea ice began to freeze around the ice fragments.

Glaciologists estimate that the part of the Wilkins Ice Shelf that formed from sea ice may be 300 to 400 years old, and the part that is fed by glacier flow is older, perhaps up to 1,500 years old.

Apr 06 03:02

Punjab disability 'uranium link' - Nuclear's Dirty Little Secrets

BBC News - Chandigarh - Asit Jolly -Tests on children with cerebral palsy or mental disabilities in the Indian state of Punjab have revealed high levels of uranium.

The result has baffled the authorities as there are no known sources of uranium in Punjab.

Apr 05 21:01

A song to keep you going #1

First in a series of songs that inspire "us."

This one by Phil Collins hit me like a ton of bricks - I distinctly remember where I was and what grocery store I was in and what aisle where I really "heard" it playing over the grocery store speakers. I don't want to suggest Collins is some sort of fellow traveler of ours, but geez, these lyrics make you wonder a bit.

"they don't tell me nothing - so I find out what I can"

"there's a fire burning right outside my door."

"seems so long I've been waiting - still don't know what for."

"cause I've been a prisoner all my life..."

"mine's an ordinary life"

"they don't THINK THAT I LISTEN, BUT I KNOW WHO THEY ARE"

April 5, 2009

Apr 05 20:21

Quake hits central Italy northeast of Rome

A 6.7 magnitude earthquake struck central Italy Monday about 53 miles northeast of Rome, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.

Apr 05 17:29

As Home Values Fall, Property Tax Revolt Brews

Property taxes have become a rallying point for disgruntled Americans because, unlike sales or income taxes, they can be challenged directly by individual citizens: Some 40 percent of assessment appeals are successful. Yet the movement threatens already stressed counties, putting the tax receipts that pays for schools and police at risk.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

People are beginning to realize that even though the US has a rather kabuki-like process which passes for elections, what we are dealing with now is the 21st century version of taxation without representation.

The reason this ..."movement threatens already stressed counties, putting the tax receipts that pays for schools and police at risk" is because of unfunded mandates, coupled with inflation, and the very small stream of tax money coming back to counties due to the debts brought on by these unending wars.

Unfortunately, these wars do not appear to be any where close to conclusions, and seem to be on the verge of escalating on Obama's watch.

Congressional representatives have simply become acquisitions of the large corporations, who support their campaigns both overtly and covertly. The same can be said of state, country, and municipal governmental officials. We do have the greatest government money can buy, and that's just a fact.

When Bush was first "elected", (read: appointed by the Supreme Court in an election more crooked that a dog's hind leg), were the American people voting for endless wars that had to wind up putting our economy on the skids, save for the select few who profited handsomely, like the owners of BLACKWATER, DYNCORP, etc.?

I don't think so.

And with the Bush and Obama bailouts, I want to know this: who bails out the small business people, who live and die by how good their decision making is?

NO ONE.

People are starting to get angry at governmental structures in this country - from the Executive and Congressional branches of government on down - which have committed to activities that bring absolutely nothing back to We the People.

Endless wars; corporations taking good American jobs overseas; the corruption and absolute bankruptcy of our government: this has been the recipe for the disaster in which we find ourselves at this moment in history.

The question is: where do we go from here?!?!?!?

Apr 05 16:05

Sudan, another war for Israel: Will Nile water go to Israel?

Apr 05 15:05

Circular Reasoning in the Theory of Manmade Global Warming

Assuming that cloud cover remains the same is part of the climate modelers’ worldview in which nature has been in balance until humans came along.

But there is no way to support this worldview with data…it is a matter of faith. It takes only a 1% change in global average cloud cover to cause substantial climate change, either warming or cooling. It has only been since 2000 that have we had sufficiently stable satellite data (from NASA’s Terra and Aqua satellites) to determine whether there are any long-term, natural changes in global cloudiness, and unfortunately eight years of data is not much in the context of climate change.



Donate
Apr 05 15:04

Israeli Settlers Attack Palestinian Homes in Al-Khalil

Scores of radical settlers attempted to confiscate the residences of Al-Rajbi family once again, after an Israeli court ordered that settlers vacate the building a month ago, Palestinian sources said. The settlers seized the building by force claiming ownership.

Apr 05 15:03

It's Time for Major Tax Reform

It's critically important that Congress enact some sort of major tax reform every 10 years or so because the tax code becomes unbelievably cluttered very quickly with special tax provisions. It's essential to clear away this underbrush from time to time and look at the tax system in its totality.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

WE ARE ALL, WHITE, BLACK, RICH, POOR, YOUNG, OLD, MALE, FEMALE, ALL, TAXED WAY TOO MUCH.

Apr 05 15:01

The Constitution Dies - To Thunderous Applause

Gee, you folks who thought Obama was the be-all and end-all to "solve" violations of The Constitution under President Bush:

A pair of bills introduced in the U.S. Senate would grant the White House sweeping new powers to access private online data, regulate the cybersecurity industry and even shut down Internet traffic during a declared "cyber emergency."

Apr 05 14:59

Tsvangirai grandson dies in pool

The death of the child, Sean, comes less than a month after Mr Tsvangirai's wife Susan died in a car crash.


Apr 05 13:50

The complete Joe Horn 9-11 call

This is what happens to an innocent person who is looking out for a neighbors property that involves crimes that involve illegal immigrants!

This man was forced to move from this property due to being harassed by protesters!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LLtKCC7z0yc

Apr 05 12:40

A Human Nature Story - Fight over urinating dog got 3 Pa. policemen killed

The Associated Press - The Saturday morning argument between Margaret and Richard Poplawski [about the urinating dog] escalated to the point that she threatened to kick him out and called police to do it, according to a 12-page criminal complaint and affidavit filed late Saturday that contains her account.

Apr 05 12:20

Israel's Dimona Nuclear Weapons Factory In 3D

Apr 05 12:14

Background: The nuclear nations

North Korea, along with India, Pakistan and Israel, is one of four countries not to have signed the nuclear non-proliferation treaty.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Under the Symington Amendment to the 1961 Foreign Appropriations Bill, the United States Government is banned from sending aid to any nation with nuclear weapons who has not signed the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty.

Therefore, it is illegal for the Obama administration to send so much as a single penny to North Korea, India, Pakistan and Israel.


Apr 05 12:06

[Binghamton] Gunman took the lives of others as his own fell apart

Police initially said it took 90 minutes to rescue her. On Saturday, Zikuski said it was actually 39 minutes, and he said the police response followed all proper procedures.

"The police did the right thing," he said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Okay, so according to Police Chief Zikuski, waiting 45 minutes before entering the scene where a mass shooting is taking place is the "right thing" for police to do.

That only reinforces what I have been saying; The police cannot, will not, and do not arrive on the scene of a crime in time to prevent/thwart a crime. Anyone who relies on the police to save them is an idiot. Relying on the police to keep you safe is suicidal.

It is time for the pro-crime activists to realize that the very mass shootings they point to to prove the need for a gun ban in fact prove the exact opposite. Every year millions of Americans thwart crimes using legally owned firearms. Statistics prove time and again that where conceal carry is allowed, crime goes down.

Only months before the mass shooting at Virginia tech, there was another campus shooting incident. Only you probably didn't hear about it because a student with a legal firearm dropped the perp.

The fact is that if just one of those people in the civic center had been carrying a gun, Jiverly Wong would not have gotten very far. Indeed, had there simply been the awareness that some people walking the streets of Binghamton were carrying concealed weapons, it is quite possible Wong might not have even started his rampage.

The fact is that when you study these mass shootings, they all take place in locations where the shooters are reasonably confident that their targets will not be armed. And of course, that the police will not interfere for at least 45 minutes.

Apr 05 12:02

Don't Tread on Me.

The new issue of Republic Magazine is out - a special 2nd Amendment issue called "Don't Tread on Me."

Apr 05 11:50

FLASHBACK - The "Pod People" And The Plane That Crashed Into the Pentagon

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The shills are trying to distract the public from the revelation that thermite has been found in the debris from the World Trade Towers by flooding blogs and websites with the "no plane at the Pentagon" claims to try to restart that endless debate.

Stay on focus. NIST did not even test for thermite in the remains of the World Trade Towers. Now that thermite has been documented in the debris, NIST is at best proven incompetent, at worst party to a massive cover-up.

Don't get side tracked with minutia. The US Government lied. That's all you need to know. Now decide what to do about it.

Apr 05 11:42

Keynes: Economic Fascist


Apr 05 11:41

German and French banks got $36 billion from AIG Bailout

the majority of the funds—$58 billion—went to banks headquartered outside the U.S. The big winners were French and German banks, which pulled in $19 billion and $17 billion respectively.

To put these numbers in perspective, remember that the U.S. fiscal stimulus bill passed in February provided only $27.5 billion for highway and bridge construction.

Apr 05 11:27

DC attorney general decries gun amendment

WASHINGTON — The nation's capital would be more vulnerable to a terrorist attack if the District of Columbia's gun laws were weakened, the city's attorney general said Friday.
Peter Nickles testified before a House subcommittee examining the potential effect of a gun amendment attached to legislation that would give D.C. its first full vote in Congress.

The measure sponsored by Sen. John Ensign, R-Nev., would repeal the city's strict gun registration requirements and restrictions on semiautomatic weapons.

Apr 05 11:22

Police: 5 children, father die in murder-suicide

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Was he on anti-depressants?

Apr 05 11:19

Montana Poised to Buck Federal Gun Control

"We'd like to just be able to make our own guns here in Montana and have the feds stay out of it," said Gary Marbut of the Montana Shooting Sports Association, which helped draft the bill.



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Apr 05 11:17

Developing Story: North Korea Has Launched A Long Range Rocket

"Preventing the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction and their means of delivery is a high priority for my administration." -- Obama

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START HERE

Apr 05 11:16

Moderate Taliban leader warns Barack Obama's plan will make Afghanistan worse

Nato's planned troop surge to Afghanistan will lead to an escalation in fighting and jeopardise secretive peace moves, a senior Taliban moderate has warned.

n an exclusive interview with The Sunday Telegraph, Mullah Abdul Salem Zaeef said the surge of mainly American troop reinforcements would only deepen the country's problems and was likely to act as a magnet to foreign fighters. His comments appeared to dent hopes that President Barack Obama's strategy could produce rapid progress towards peace in Afghanistan.

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This man is only stating the obvious, unfortunately.

And a little footnote from history: the only leader who was able to successfully invade - and hold (albeit briefly) - Afghanistan was Alexander the Great.

Apr 05 11:16

New laws on minds of gun owners

The Tulsa Arms Show may draw nearly 35,000 this weekend, the manager says.

Apr 05 11:15

Anti-siege fleet scheduled to arrive in Gaza in May

Activists are planning a “Freedom Fleet” to break the Israeli siege of the Gaza Strip in early may.

The flotilla is part of an “uprising” that is being prepared by the official anti-siege committee in the Gaza Strip, said spokesperson Adel Zu’rub.


Apr 05 11:14

Cartoon strip aimed at under-12s depicts Christian boy as Islamaphobe thug

A Government-funded charity was at the centre of a row last night after a magazine it publishes for children appeared to depict Christians as Islamaphobes who regard Muslims as terrorists.

Apr 05 11:12

PHOTO ESSAY ~~ THE AFTERMATH OF THE GAZA BLITZKRIEG

Apr 05 11:12

ECONOMIC BLUES HOVERING OVER ISRAEL

The main challenge facing the new right-wing government in Israel is not going to be the moribund peace process with the Palestinians, but rather the depressive crisis now haunting the Israeli economy.

Some economists label the current crisis as the “harshest in Israel’s history.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Is the global boycott actually working?

Apr 05 11:10

Obama promotes nuclear-free world

Barack Obama has outlined his vision of a world free of nuclear weapons in a major speech in Europe.

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START HERE



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Apr 05 11:07

Obama Wants to Control the Banks

I must be naive. I really thought the administration would welcome the return of bank bailout money. Some $340 million in TARP cash flowed back this week from four small banks in Louisiana, New York, Indiana and California. This isn't much when we routinely talk in trillions, but clearly that money has not been wasted or otherwise sunk down Wall Street's black hole. So why no cheering as the cash comes back?

My answer: The government wants to control the banks, just as it now controls GM and Chrysler, and will surely control the health industry in the not-too-distant future. Keeping them TARP-stuffed is the key to control. And for this intensely political president, mere influence is not enough. The White House wants to tell 'em what to do. Control. Direct. Command.

Apr 05 11:07

Shell in court over alleged role in Nigeria executions

Lawyers in New York will allege that Shell actively subsidised a campaign of terror by security forces in the Niger Delta and attempted to influence the trial that led to Saro-Wiwa's execution. The lawsuit alleges that the company attempted to bribe two witnesses in his trial to testify against him. Members of Saro-Wiwa's family will take the stand for the first time to give their version of events, among them his brother Owens, who will allege that Brian Anderson, managing director of Shell's Nigerian subsidiary, told him: "It would not be impossible to get charges dropped if protests were called off." Anderson is fighting the action.

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This is the brutal truth of how the "great game" for oil and other resources is played.

And right now, Africa is being looked at as "the next Middle East" in terms of rich, hitherto unexploited (or only moderately exploited) resources.

Apr 05 11:05

Remember that NIST report? NIST officials involved with nano-thermites

“Was the steel tested for explosives or thermite residues? … NIST did not test for the residue of these compounds in the steel.” NIST Responses to FAQs, August 2006

Apr 05 11:04

Richard Poplawski: Two profiles emerge

Friends described a Richard Poplawski far different from the 22-year-old man accused of gunning down three police officers today -- a partier sometimes, a guy in search of an understanding of politics, even a walking comedian.

He was also convinced that the government wanted to take away his guns and his freedom.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Anybody here NOT convinced that the government wants to take away your guns and your freedom?

Apr 05 11:02

Global Financial Collapse

Apr 05 10:59

Man who died of a heart attack during G20 protests 'was violently attacked by riot police'

A newspaper seller who died of a heart attack during the G20 protests was 'violently attacked' by riot police, eye witnesses claim.

Ian Tomlinson, 47, was hit 'near the head' with a police baton and shoved to the ground by charging riot officers, according to statements received by the police watchdog.

Another witness claims he was bitten on the arm by a police dog.

The Independent Police Complains Commission is examining a series of accounts that allege Mr Tomlinson was a victim of police violence.

Apr 05 10:57

Death at a Demonstration

There was a fascinating and drawn out scene outside the Bank of England yesterday when a distinct group of some thirty were attacking the police, one hitting the police with a long pole. Prominent was a group of young Asian lads.

I recognised them because I was crushed up hard for a good while against the same bunch of young Asians outside the Israeli Embassy a couple of months ago, where again they were being inexcusably violent.

The very strange thing was that, plainly from Sky's overhead cam, the Police had the ability to isolate and snatch this group of obviously violent individuals, and the police would have had my support in doing so. But they didn't.

So who are they?

Apr 05 10:56

Saint Stan Brock

Dr Joseph Gambacorta is a dentist who has driven 300 miles from Buffalo, New York, with his 13-year-old son, Patrick. He has been pulling teeth nonstop for four hours. “The American system is not working,” he says. “There are a lot of people who are working middle class and can’t afford the co-pay or the deductible.”

To understand what he’s referring to, it’s important to grasp some basic facts about American health care. In 2008, there were approximately 48m Americans with no health insurance whatsoever and 25m-30m more who were under-insured, according to the National Coalition on Health Care in Washington, DC.

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This man is a tribute to all that is good and kind in humanity.

That he should have to do this for Americans in the 21st century is a terrible indictment of how many people just fall through the cracks of American health care.

Apr 05 10:43

French minister defends police over NATO protests

France's interior minister defended on Sunday the police handling of violent anti-NATO protests in Strasbourg in which shops were ransacked and buildings including a seven-story hotel were set ablaze.

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Agents provocateurs?

Apr 05 10:42

MPs slammed for going on a £70,000 trip to New Zealand...to investigate binge-drinking

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"You can do your binge drinking here in London, same as always!!" -- Number 9 3/4

Apr 05 10:41

They've claimed it all, kitchen sink included

Is there anything that MPs will not claim on expenses? Today we reveal they have been submitting bills for stamp duty when buying homes. The same people who voted through the big increases in this tax (it now costs £40,000 on a £1m house, an increase of £30,000 since 1997) cheerfully claim it back when it applies to them.

Apr 05 10:39

Blair steps up fight to be crowned first 'President of EU'

Tony Blair has emerged as the leading candidate to become the first permanent president of the European Union after Gordon Brown gave his grudging blessing to the plan. The former prime minister has stepped up his campaign for the job, which he wants to use to build a bridge between Europe and the new Obama administration.

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Seriously, Phony Tony, what did Europe ever do to you?

And to my European readers, please remember the Dodgy Dossier!

Apr 05 10:38

Domestic fight over dog brought police to Pa. ambush

An ambush that resulted in the shooting deaths of three Pittsburgh policemen was precipitated by a 911 call from the gunman's mother over a dog urinating in the house.

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"But we're all agreed we're gonna blame Alex Jones for this!" -- Official White Horse Souse

Apr 05 10:36

snow in Kuwait on 30/3/2009?????

Apr 05 10:34

POUND TO GO BELLY-UP?

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This commentator is saying the same thing i have been saying. All the "plans" to deal with the economic crisis involve moving the debt around, and little or no plans on how to get high paying jobs back to the people.

Apr 05 10:29

Barbaric Israel

Despite the best efforts of the American corporate media, the Israeli lobby, and compromised politicians, the true nature of Israel’s barbarity towards the Palestinian people is not easily hidden. The massacres of Gaza’s civilian population that were recently carried out by the Israeli Defense Force created a turning point in worldwide public opinion. Only the Israeli and American governments try to deny that war crimes were committed.

Now members of the IDF themselves are coming forward to admit that they committed war crimes. Soldiers have told the Israeli newspaper Haaretz that they were ordered to murder civilians without provocation. Haaretz has also revealed that the IDF prepares soldiers to kill civilians by openly condoning the killing of pregnant women and little children.

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It is painfully ironic, watching the grandchildren of Holocaust survivors practicing ethnic cleansing against Palestinians, who somehow justifying their ethnic cleansing as their religious and moral "right".

Apr 05 10:16

Extradition judgement of the information mailer

The judge said the European Arrest Warrant Act does not give him permission to not surrender John under the grounds of freedom of expression, religious reasons or if it was a violation of the Irish constitution. After the judgement, in the public corridors of the four courts, John’s barrister said that the European Arrest Warrant Act states he cannot be surrendered if he will be treated unfairly in the UK as a result of his political opinion, which they feel he wont. But if you read the key article 37 of the European Arrest Warrant Act (below) from the Irish Statute Book you can clearly see what it really says. It talks about the warrant being invalid at the issuing point, it does not talk about being treated unfairly if extradited to the issuing state (UK).

Apr 05 10:14

Spain, Israel and War Crimes

Spanish National Court Judge Fernando Andreu says he will redouble his probe of seven top Israeli military and government officials for suspected “crimes against humanity.” He made the decision after determining that documents forwarded by the Israeli Embassy in Madrid show that Israel has decided not to prosecute anyone for the targeted assassination of Salah Shehadeh, the commander of the military wing of Hamas, in Gaza City in 2002. Spanish law allows the prosecution of foreigners for such crimes as genocide, crimes against humanity and torture committed anywhere in the world if the suspects will not be tried in their home country.

Apr 05 10:13

FLASHBACK - Flirting With Fascism on CNN Headline News

Host Glenn Beck threatens Muslims with concentration camps.

Apr 05 10:12

Shooting and Crying - Nothing New Since 1948 ... Or is it?

Did anything change in Israeli politics? Are those really completely new phenomena, suddenly coming up in the discourse, out of thin air? Or do we only witness the consequences of a continuing strategy that had begun more than sixty years ago? There are good arguments for the latter alternative, especially when you look at the facts

Apr 05 10:11

As Home Values Fall, Property Tax Revolt Brews

Homeowners watching the value of their houses slowly ebb are storming tax offices from Ann Arbor, Mich., to Atlanta, demanding that county officials reassess their homes and lower their property taxes.

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What will happen is that the cities will lower the appraised value, but then raise the property tax rates.

But I an glad to see the word "revolt" being used more and more often.

Apr 05 10:09

North Korea space launch 'fails'

North Korea failed in its attempt to get a satellite into space after a rocket launch early on Sunday, US and South Korean officials say.

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All North Korea has to do is publish the TLE for their new satellite and let the world see who is lying.

And if the launch did fail, then North Korea's rockets aren't really much of a threat, are they?

Apr 05 10:08

Students feel pain of Holocaust survivors

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These brainwashing sessions are going on all over the country...Under the guise of beknighted humanitarianism , a new generation is being set up to worship and die for Israel

Apr 05 10:02

Corporate Media trying to link mass shootings to conspiracy blogs!

Believing most media were covering up important events, Mr. Poplawski turned to a far-right conspiracy Web site run by Alex Jones, a self-described documentarian with roots going back to the extremist militia movement of the early 1990s.

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"See? See? If you read those nasty blogs, YOU BECOME WEIRD!!!!!!" -- Official White Horse Souse

Seriously, look at the example set by the US government. No matter what the problem is, shoot it! Iraq's nuclear weapons? Shoot everybody (even though the nukes didn't exist). Afghanistan? Shoot them. North Korea? Shoot them (twice). Vietnam? Shoot them, then apologize. Japan? Shoot them, then buy TVs and computers from them. Germany? Shoot them, then buy cars from them. Cuba? Shoot them, then sneer at them forever. Indians sitting on land you want? Shoot them, then give them blankets infected with smallpox.

Gee, I wonder why Americans grow up thinking that shooting people is the first thing to try.

Apr 05 09:58

We Have Named the Enemy (Abstractly)

I was listening to NPR and they were discussing how the military was having trouble getting equipment to its troops in a certain region in Afghanistan. The correspondent said something like, "Supplying the troops has been made more difficult by..." And here I thought, "Whoa, are they going to admit that they are meeting fierce resistance from rebels?"

But instead she finished the sentence, "...the deteriorating security situation."

Apr 05 09:58

From Twin Towers to Twin Camelots

Woe betide a president who believes his own stump speeches. In his campaign Obama outflanked charges initially from Hilary Clinton and then from John McCain that he was a peacenik and a wimp by declaring week after week that Iraq was the wrong battlefield, that the enemy was al Qaida and their sanctuary Afghanistan. An excited vibrancy colored the community organizer’s rhetoric as he spoke of his determination to “kill bin Laden.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

1. Ben Laden is dead.

2. People who do not understand history are doomed to repeat it.

3. Ignorance, hubris, and stupidity should be painful.

Apr 05 09:57

John Conyers calls for special prosecutor

House Judiciary Committee Chairman John Conyers has renewed his call for a special prosecutor to conduct a criminal inquiry into “war on terror” policies of the Bush administration, including whether “enhanced interrogation techniques” used on alleged terrorist detainees violated international and federal laws against torture.

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Attention Congress: Look, either you punish all of the war criminals, or we'll assume you are all accessories and do it ourselves. Your choice.

Mr. Obama, right now you NEED a scapepoat. Bush will make a great one. Think about it.

Apr 05 09:54

Louisiana: Public Slams Traffic Cameras in Referendum

In a special election yesterday, a Southern Louisiana city of 22,000 overwhelmingly rejected photo enforcement. Asked, "Shall Ordinance No. 873, M-C Series adopting automated speed enforcement for the City of Sulphur, Louisiana, be repealed?" eighty-six percent of voters said "Yes." After results are certified on April 13, the Australian speed camera vendor Redflex Traffic Systems will be sent packing.

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Across America, the message from the people to the government at all levels is strikingly clear; "LEAVE US THE @#$% ALONE!!!"

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