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February 15, 2010

Feb 15 07:05

The Media Response to the Growing Influence of the 9/11 Truth Movement.

Eight countries – Britain, Canada, Denmark, France, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway and Russia – have allowed their publicly-owned broadcasting stations to air the full spectrum of evidence challenging the truth of the official account of 9/11.

This more open approach taken in the international media – I could also have included the Japanese media – might be a sign that worldwide public and corporate media organizations are positioning themselves, and preparing their audiences, for a possible revelation of the truth of the claim that forces within the US government were complicit in the attacks – a revelation that would call into question the publicly given rationale for the military operations in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Pakistan.

Feb 15 04:04

Administration's Offenses Impeachable (from June 3, 2005)

"On July 23, 2002, Dearlove briefed Tony Blair about the meeting. He said that Bush was determined to attack Iraq. He said that Bush knew that U.S. intelligence had no evidence of weapons of mass destruction in Iraq and no links to foreign terrorists...." Published on Friday, June 3, 2005.

Just a reminder as Obama and israel try to ramp up war with Iran.

Feb 15 00:04

POLICE BRUTALITY: Woman tasered for no apparent reason. - Dash Cam Video

Bad cop, no donut!

February 14, 2010

Feb 14 23:24

George Washington on defending the US Constitution: guard against impostures of pretended patriotism

*hyperlinks live at source*

After 45 years of service to the newly created United States, George Washington published a message to the American people; the summation of what he most wanted to contribute to Americans' understanding of defending our Constitutional government.

Washington's Farewell Address is considered so important that it is read in its entirety every year in the Senate, and has been read in one or both chambers of Congress every year since 1862.

The following three paragraphs give us context and his advice: guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism.



Feb 14 19:03

The Ficticious Legal Entity Called "a Person"

Col.House,puppeteer of Presidents

A quote, famously attributed to Rothschild agent Col. Edward House, but rarely understood except by "one man in a million" envisages people as collateral on the national debt:

"[Very] soon, every American will be required to register their biological property in a National system designed to keep track of the people and that will operate under the ancient system of pledging.

By such methodology, we can compel people to submit to our agenda, which will affect our security as a charge back for our fiat paper currency. Every American will be forced to register or suffer not being able to work and earn a living.

Feb 14 18:53

Google Alters Buzz to Tackle Privacy Flaws

Late Saturday, Todd Jackson, product manager for Gmail and Google Buzz, wrote in a blog post that Google had decided to alter one of the most vehemently criticized features in Buzz: the ready-made circle of friends that Buzz gives new users based on their most frequent e-mail and chat contacts.

Feb 14 18:47

Climategate U-turn as scientist at centre of row admits: There has been no global warming since 1995

* Data for vital 'hockey stick graph' has gone missing
* There has been no global warming since 1995
* Warming periods have happened before - but NOT due to man-made changes

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I am bumping this up to the top for all the Monday morning readers coming in.

Feb 14 18:44

Despite Obama admin’s promise, DEA continues raids on medical marijuana growers

On Thursday, a Denver news station interviewed Chris Bartkowicz about his medical-marijuana operation in the basement of his home. Bartkowicz, confident of his compliance with state laws, boasted of its size and profitability.

“I’m definitely living the dream now,” he told 9News.

The following day, the dream was over.



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Feb 14 18:34

Bishop Suspect In Newton Mail Bomb Attempt

The female professor accused of gunning down three colleagues at the University of Alabama on Friday, was once a suspect in the attempted mail bombing of a Harvard professor, the Boston Globe reports.

Back in 1993 Dr. Paul Rosenberg opened a package containing two pipe bombs in his Newton home. Because Rosenberg cut open the box rather than lifting its flaps, the bombs did not detonate. Nobody was ever arrested.

Sources tell the Boston Globe that Amy Bishop, a Harvard medical student at the time, was questioned in the bombing attempt. According to the Globe sources, Rosenberg may have been concerned she was about to get a bad review for her doctorate work.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I have heard of "Militant feminism" but this is getting out of hand! :)

Feb 14 18:34

Obama Declares His Rule By Authoritarian Executive Order Decree

“With much of his legislative agenda stalled in Congress, President Obama and his team are preparing an array of actions using his executive power to advance energy, environmental, fiscal and other domestic policy priorities,” reports The New York Times.

Feb 14 18:32

US rockets slam into Afghan home, killing 12

Two U.S. rockets slammed into a home Sunday outside the southern Taliban stronghold of Marjah, killing 12 civilians after Afghanistan's president appealed to NATO to take care in its campaign to seize the town.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Those guys over there; the ones we wanted to hit with the rockets? They are the terrorists, remember? We're the good guys. Okay? Good guys here, terrorists over there, bloody bits blown up by our rockets are 'collateral damage'. Oh yes, they only hate us for our freedoms." -- Official White Horse Souse

Feb 14 18:29

Does the word of God seem really confusing sometimes?

I know from Lev. 11:6-8 that touching the skin of a dead pig makes me unclean, but may I still play football if I wear gloves?



Feb 14 18:14

Lebanon’s next war may also be Syria’s

Media reports in recent days have painted dire scenarios for what is, supposedly, the inevitable conflict between Israel and Hezbollah. Of particular note are persistent indicators that the next round, if or when it comes, will very likely involve Syria as well.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Here is a scenario.

Israel attacks Lebanon and Syria.

Israel screams for help against the evil aggressors, then when the US sends YOUR kids to die in battle for Israel, Israel launches an attack against Iran.

Russia and China come in on Iran's side.

The US realizes it lacks the conventional forces to successfully wage a new world war and resorts to its nuclear arsenal against Russia and China.

China and Russia retaliate with their nuclear weapons.

The US, Russia, and China are blown back to the stone age.
Israel, laughing at how easy it was to trick the goyim into killing each other off, is now able to use their own nuclear arsenal to blackmail what is left of the world into submission.

Feb 14 18:09

Cut working week to 21 hours, urges think tank

The working week should be cut to 21 hours to help boost the economy and improve quality of life, a left-wing think tank has said.

The New Economics Foundation claimed in a report the reduction in hours would help to ease unemployment and overwork.

The think tank said people were working longer hours now than 30 years ago even though unemployment was at 2.5 million.

The foundation admitted people would earn less, but said they would have more time to carry out worthy tasks.

...from the luxury of their new 1 bedroomed flat they had to rent because they couldn't afford mortgage payments on their house

Feb 14 18:07

Natural Disaster my astrolabe!

A Palestinian man checks dead sheep in a flooded area in the central Gaza Strip following heavy rains on January 19, 2010. The rising waters flooded some 40 homes in Wadi Gaza, a farming area south of Gaza City mostly inhabited by Bedouins.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The flood was caused when Israel opened the flood gates on the dam above Gaza without any warning to the people below.

But according to UPI, this is a "Natural Disaster."

Feb 14 18:01

Home News Business Opinion Arts & Ideas Columns Vedomosti CIA Admits Cold War Salvage of Soviet Nuclear Sub

After more than 30 years of refusing to confirm the barest facts of what the world already knew, the CIA has released an internal account of Project Azorian, though with juicy details taken out.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It does get tiresome when government insist on pretending that what we all know to be true doesn't exist.

Like the Salvage of K-129.

Like the nuclear weapons lab underneath Dimona.

etc. etc. etc. etc. etc.



Feb 14 17:57

"Dude, are you like from the National Geographic or something?!?!?"

Feb 14 17:19

Is There Sh*t in Your Salad? 39% of Bagged Salads Have Too Much Fecal Bacteria

First the soda fountains at fast food restaurants, and now this--Consumer Reports has just published an investigation revealing that 39% of the packaged salads tested contained "bacteria that are common indicators of poor sanitation and fecal contamination." And this despite the fact that such bagged salads often display claims of 'prewashed' or 'triple-washed' and attract customers who consider them cleaner and safer.

Feb 14 17:14

Dreyfus,The Protocols And The Goldstone Report

For those who still cannot make their minds up about Jewish nationalism and the Zionist violent abuse of Western academic culture (tolerance, academic freedom, pluralism etc) Rabbi Shmully Hecht of Yale’s University Jewish society, gives an exemplary opportunity to see it all. Rabbi Hecht confronted Judge Goldstone last week while Goldstone was delivering an address at Yale University. Rabbi Hecht and his supporters held up a sign at the back of the conference room equating the Goldstone report with the Protocols of the Elders of Zion and the Dreyfus affair.

Feb 14 17:14

Utah delivers vote of no confidence for 'climate alarmists'

The US's most Republican state passes bill disputing science of climate change, claiming emissions are 'essentially harmless'




Feb 14 17:13

Homes Of 32 Palestinian Families In Jerusalem Face The Nightmare Of Demolition

The Jerusalem-based Jerusalemite Foundation for Community Development has confirmed Saturday that the Israeli occupation authority (IOA) had notified 32 Palestinian families to vacate their homes before next week.

According to a statement issued by the foundation on Saturday, big numbers of IOF troops accompanied employees of the Jewish administration of Jerusalem municipality who posted the demolition notice at the entrance of a building in Beit Haneina suburb where 160 Palestinian individuals, half of them children, are living.

Feb 14 17:12

Racist Israeli Occupation Violates The Dead As Well As The Living

The Wiesenthal Center is notorious for its pro-Israeli propaganda. It publishes flagrant lies, exaggerations and half-truths which are often presented as “academic and objective facts.” However, in truth, many of these findings are actually fabrications. This recently came to light with the publication, in June 2009, of Hunting Evil, by British Author Guy Walters, in which he characterized Simon Wiesenthal as “a liar-and a bad one at that.”

Feb 14 17:11

Helmand Offensive Starts; Obama’s First War As US President

In the name of “assisting Afghanistan’s government to assert its authority in central Helmand”, thousands of US-led occupation troops launched a major offensive against Taliban before dawn on Saturday, the first since US President Barack Obama ordered more troops to Afghanistan, NATO said.

Feb 14 17:07

British Council gets in on the climate act

Last December, our television screens were filled with scenes of young demonstrators from all over the world parading through the streets of Copenhagen to call for action to halt global warming. Few people will have been aware, though, that they were being funded with the aid of millions of pounds from British taxpayers. What makes this even more curious is that the money was provided by a body set up to promote British culture internationally.



Feb 14 16:57

£45 shops ‘bribe’ for cervical cancer jab for teenage girls

Teenage girls are being rewarded with shopping vouchers for having the cervical cancer jab.

Girls aged 16 to 18 are being given £45 of vouchers if they complete an inoculation course against the HPV virus, the sexually transmitted infection that causes 70 per cent of cervical tumours.

Feb 14 16:53

U.N. climate panel admits Dutch sea level flaw

The U.N. panel of climate experts overstated how much of the Netherlands is below sea level, according to a preliminary report on Saturday, admitting yet another flaw after a row last month over Himalayan glacier melt.

Feb 14 16:52

CIA and the NAZIs: How we got where we are today

By understanding our past we can better understand how we got where we are today - that is - how America has become a nation supporting torture, government sanctioned murder, government murder of its own citizens, wars of aggression - essentially how we've become NAZIs.

Feb 14 16:48

The girl whose hair fell out in handfuls when she tried her new Pantene shampoo

The advert shows TV presenter Myleene Klass playing the piano with her immaculate hair shimmering from root to tip. It is a display that convinced Sophie Peppercorn to try Pantene for the first time.

So she bought one of the shampoos which promised 'healthy looking hair in ten days' and could hardly wait to see the results.

But the 19-year- old administration assistant was left distraught the first time she used the shampoo when clumps of hair came out in the shower, leaving her with bald patches.

...

When Miss Peppercorn, from Peterborough, called the Pantene helpline to complain she was offered a £5 Pantene voucher in compensation.



Feb 14 16:47

Climate change doubters say UN data has been tampered to grossly overstate case that the Earth is warming up

The United Nation's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change faces a fresh challenge with scientists casting doubt on its claim that the evidence for global warming is 'unequivocal'.

In its most recent report, the panel said there was no doubt that temperatures are rising and that man is largely to blame.

But some researchers, including a former IPCC report author, say that widespread and systematic tampering of the data mean the case for global warming has been grossly overstated.

Feb 14 16:00

Zionism unmasked

Jeff Gates analyses Zionism as “a strategy for targeting thought and emotion as a means to influence behaviour” and “a mental state that manifests as a dispersed form of internalized nationalism—a diaspora—that binds to an extremist enclave those who may never set foot there”. He argues that Zionism "relies for its success on deception and self-deceit".

”Law is irrelevant to those who consider themselves above the law. Morality and conscience are of no concern to those who consider themselves The Chosen—by a god of their own choosing. Such a nationalist ideology has no place in a system of nation states dedicated to the rule of law.”

Feb 14 15:51

The Great Global Warming Swindle

Feb 14 15:50

Sun & Climate Change



Feb 14 15:42

SLAP IN THE FACE! You won't believe the sweetheart deal that the Indymac boys were given by the FDIC.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

... and your taxes paid for it all.

Feb 14 15:20

Harvard Hometown Plans Coercive Taxes, Veganism to Stop Climate 'Emergency'

Going green will not be optional in Cambridge, Mass., if the Cambridge Climate Congress has its way. It will be mandatory.

There will be congestion pricing to reduce car travel. Curbside parking will be eliminated. There will be a carbon tax "of some kind," not to mention taxes on plastic and paper bags. And the Massachusetts city, home of Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, will advocate vegetarianism and veganism, complete with "Meatless or Vegan Mondays."

Those are just some of the proposals put forth by the Congress, which was created in May 2009 to respond to the "climate emergency" plaguing Cambridge. Once the Congress settles on its recommendations, they will submitted to the City Council.

Feb 14 14:40

Carbon Currency: A New Beginning for Technocracy?

The new currency, simply called Carbon Currency, is designed to support a revolutionary new economic system based on energy (production, and consumption), instead of price. Our current price-based economic system and its related currencies that have supported capitalism, socialism, fascism and communism, is being herded to the slaughterhouse in order to make way for a new carbon-based world.

Unfortunately for individual people living in this new system, it will also require authoritarian and centralized control over all aspects of life, from cradle to grave.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Fuck that shit!!!!!!!



Feb 14 14:37

Lebanese troops open fire on Israeli warplanes

Lebanese troops opened fire Sunday on four Israeli warplanes that flew into Lebanese airspace, the army said.

Israeli warplanes frequently fly over Lebanese territory in what Israel says are reconnaissance missions. The overflights have been a constant source of friction between the two countries. Sunday's incident comes amid heightened tensions in the Middle East following some of the sharpest exchanges in years between Israel and its Arab neighbors.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Israel will claim that Lebanon attacked them.

Feb 14 14:34

LA TIMES TRIES (ACTUALLY LIES) TO LEGITIMISE THE ILLIGITIMATE

Feb 14 14:32

Government climbdown over David Kelly post-mortem report

The doctors then wrote to the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) asking to see the material. But they were told their request was being treated under the terms of the Freedom of Information (FoI) Act which contains several caveats giving the Government the right to refuse access to some official papers.

On Friday The Mail on Sunday contacted the MoJ to ask why the doctors’ request was being dealt with under the FoI Act and within hours lawyers acting for the doctors were told the department had changed its mind and would accept the request under normal terms.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1250898/Government-climbdown-D...

Feb 14 14:31

African crops yield another catastrophe for the IPCC

Ever more question marks have been raised in recent weeks over the reputations of the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and of its chairman, Dr Rajendra Pachauri. But the latest example to emerge is arguably the most bizarre and scandalous of all. It centres on a very specific scare story which was included in the IPCC’s 2007 report, although it was completely at odds with the scientific evidence – including that produced by the British expert in charge of the relevant section of the report. Even more tellingly, however, this particular claim has repeatedly been championed by Dr Pachauri himself.



Feb 14 14:29

World may not be warming, say scientists (PDF file)

The United Nations climate panel faces a new challenge with scientists casting doubt on its claim that global temperatures are rising inexorably because of human pollution.

In its last assessment the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) said the evidence that the world was warming was “unequivocal”.

Feb 14 14:28

In 2009: 455 Israeli violations against the Palestinian Red Crescent Society

Al-Bireh: Israeli Occupation Forces pursued their attacks against PRCS medical teams in 2009. A total of 455 violations were recorded, including direct shooting incidents, verbal and physical abuse as well as impeding the Society’s access to the sick and wounded, in crying breach of IHL rules applicable in times of military occupation.

Feb 14 14:27

U.S., Israel up pressure for sanctions on Iran

"I would like to figure out a way to handle it in as peaceful an approach possible, and I certainly welcome any meaningful engagement, but ... we don't want to be engaging while they are building their bomb," Clinton said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Hillary is full of manure!

There is no evidence whatsoever that Iran is building nuclear weapons.

There is plenty of evidence that Israel is.

Feb 14 14:22

CLIMATEGATE - IPCC wrong again on two counts- Dutch Sea Levels & African Crops

One of the most widely quoted and most alarmist passages in the main 2007 report was a warning that, by 2020, global warming could reduce crop yields in some countries in Africa by 50 per cent

The origin of this claim was a report written for a Canadian advocacy group by Ali Agoumi, a Moroccan academic who draws part of his current income from advising on how to make applications for "carbon credits"

As his primary sources he cited reports for three North African governments. But none of these remotely supported what he wrote.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The fossil record is clear; as temperature and carbon dioxide increase, plants grow larger and faster!



Feb 14 14:18

Anime / SHANGRI-LA / Episode 1 - A Whiff of a Fresh Breeze

Children's fare, except that between 10 minutes and 16 minutes we get a dose of carbon-tax propaganda!

Feb 14 14:11

Israeli cult leader charged with enslavement, rape

An Israeli man accused of having 23 wives and fathering 59 children was charged Sunday in a Tel Aviv court with multiple counts of sexual assault, rape, sodomy and enslavement.

Feb 14 14:08

More Homeless Americans Living in Cars and Campers

Tim Barker never thought he'd have to live in his truck. Four months ago, the plumber was in a one-bedroom apartment in California's San Fernando Valley, with a pool and a Jacuzzi. Then, on his birthday in October, he and 199 other plumbers were laid off by their union, Local 761 in Burbank.

Feb 14 14:04

Audi 2010 Green Car Super Bowl Commercial

Funny! Reminds one of the TSA...!



Feb 14 13:59

Senior Scots scientist in climate probe row

AN EMINENT Scottish scientist is facing calls to resign from the "climategate" inquiry, amid concerns over his impartiality

Prof Boulton, from the University of Edinburgh, was among a number of scientists who, in the wake of the climategate scandal, signed a petition to show their confidence that global warming was caused by humans.

Feb 14 13:47

Greece turns on EU critics


Mr Papandreou blamed the European Commission for failing to crack down on the previous conservative government’s “criminal record” in falsifying statistics. “This has undermined the responsibility of the European institutions with international markets,” he said.


As USSR had to falsify the reality to be more like they wanted it to be.

Feb 14 13:40

Sex, lies and videotape: an Israeli-inspired scandal to undermine Palestinians

Uri Avnery argues that a recent Palestinian sex and corruption scandal appears to have been plotted by Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, executed by a Palestinian collaborator and the Israeli secret service, and marketed by Israeli TV to “prove” that Israel “has no partner for peace”.

"The happy father of the scoop was Tzvi Yehezkeli, the 'correspondent for Arab affairs' of Channel 10.

I have been following Yehezkeli’s broadcasts for years, and it is hard for me to recall a single word of his that does not show Muslims in general or Arabs in particular in a ridiculous light. His reports, and the material he chooses to show, are generally pitched somewhere between sky-high overbearing and bottomless contempt.

Feb 14 13:13

The Bank Of England Engaged In Flagrant Gold Manipulation In The Interwar Period Via The New York Fed

Oh, and guess who was complicit in the BOE deception, and was used by the British central bank as a trading conduit? Why, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, of which Tim Geithner was president from 2003 to 2009.



Feb 14 13:11

Bombshell: Goldman Sachs Helped Greece Cover Up Its Huge Debt

It appears that Goldman Sachs has turned many governments throughout the world into Super-Enrons, with off-balance sheet shenanigans, financial sleight of hand and convoluted accounting.

Feb 14 09:35

Mantiq al-Tayr Asks, Is Judge Goldstone a Traitor?

Alan Dershowitz says that South African Judge and Zionist Jew Richard Goldstone “is a traitor using his Jewishness to malign Israel… He is an evil man, one who allowed himself to be used against the Jewish people, an absolute traitor.” Apparently if you are a Jew, your loyalty is to Israel above anything else – even the truth. The South African Jewish community apparently shares Dershowitz’s assessment.

Feb 14 09:22

What the New 9-11 Photos Show

What the New 9-11 Photos Show

Christopher Bollyn
February 11, 2009

Eight and a half years after 9-11, we are finally able to view the photos taken by a photographer in a New York City Police Department helicopter hovering over the scene of the crime. Why has it taken so long for these photos of the crime of the century to be released? What do these newly released photos tell us?

There is certainly a great deal of evidence contained in these hundreds of photographs, which will take some time to analyze, but one thing is very clear. The Twin Towers were turned into dust.

Feb 14 09:20

The battle of 9/11’s ailing first responders

Safety was the first casualty at the Ground Zero clean-up as Mayor Giuliani, who had 30 months (two and a half years) to complete the clean-up, pushed workers to work day and night to finish the project in a mere eight months. In sharp contrast, the first responders in Washington, D.C., had to wear respirators to work at the Pentagon disaster site, no excuses accepted.

Feb 14 08:48

Symphony of lies

NOTHING the Bush regime ever uttered was the truth... here's a sample.

Feb 14 08:45

THE AMERICAN IDIOT

This is an excellent video made by armature youtuber about how most Americans are detached from the reality and how American people lost their American way...

Feb 14 07:52

FBI Secretly Tracking Your Cell?

The feds can track you through your cell phone and they don't need a search warrant or probable cause to do so. The Obama admin says warrantless tracking is acceptable since Americans don't have a "reasonable expectation of privacy" in their cell phones' whereabouts. Rights groups say this violates the 4th Amendment. The constitutionality of the Justice Department's method of getting these records will be argued in federal court for the first time today.

Feb 14 07:48

Commercial Real Estate Losses Could Hit $300 Billion: TARP Panel

Losses from defaults on commercial real estate loans maturing in the next few years could go as high as $300 billion, threatening to topple nearly 3,000 community banks nationwide, a federal watchdog group has concluded

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Feb 14 07:48

Reality of a shrinking dollar

In comparison, 17 1990 $1 bills would take to purchase one $10 item in 2010.

The US dollar used to lead the pack in world currency.

Feb 14 07:47

'Blair covering up paedophile scandal?'

In 1999, an international investigation of child pornographers and paedophiles run by Britain's National Criminal Intelligence Service, code named Operation Ore, resulted in 7,250 suspects being identified in the United Kingdom alone. Some 1850 people were criminally charged in the case and there were 1451 convictions. Almost 500 people were interviewed "under caution" by police, meaning they were suspects. Some 900 individuals remain under investigation. In early 2003, British police began to close in on some top suspects in the Operation Ore investigation, including senior members of Blair's government.

Feb 14 07:46

Iran begins drilling for oil in Caspian Sea

The Islamic Republic of Iran has started drilling its first exploratory well in the Caspian Sea to search for oil in the resource-rich body of water.

“The Amir-Kabir semi-submersible drilling rig has started exploration drillings in the Caspian Sea. It will drill the country's first exploratory well at a depth of 1,550 meters under the seabed,” North Drilling Company Managing Director Hedayatollah Khademi told the Mehr News Agency on Saturday.

Feb 14 07:45

US banks facing $1.4tn crisis over commercial property loans

America's fragile high street banks are bracing themselves for a fresh financial crunch as a wave of commercial property mortgages go sour on offices, shops and factories, causing losses of up to $300bn (£192bn) hitting nearly 3,000 small- and medium-sized financial institutions.

A congressional oversight panel charged with scrutinising the Obama administration's bailout efforts has warned that $1.4tn of loans covering commercial premises will reach maturity between 2011 and 2014. After a plunge in property prices, nearly half of these loans are underwater, with borrowers owing more than their underlying property is worth.

Feb 14 07:44

RFK, Jr. 15 months ago: Global warming means no snow or cold in DC

Having shoveled my walk five times in the midst of this past weekend's extreme cold and blizzard, I think perhaps RFK, Jr. should leave weather analysis to the meteorologists instead of trying to attribute every global phenomenon to anthropogenic climate change.

Feb 14 07:38

India Avoids Attack Blame, Rebuffs BJP Call to Suspend Talks

India’s ruling coalition refrained from singling out the perpetrators of yesterday’s bombing in the western city of Pune that killed nine people as the main opposition party demanded a suspension of talks with Pakistan.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It appears that some elements in the Indian government don't want these peace talks to go forward.

One has to wonder if the timing of the bombing was intended to prevent these very critical talks between two nuclear-armed countries from taking place.

The ruling Indian coalition was very prudent in its restraint, and in not immediately attempting to lay blame for the bombing before a thorough investigation could take place.

Hopefully, the "adults in the room" in Islamabad and New Delhi will take a deep breath, and move forward with the scheduled meeting on the 25th of this month.

Feb 14 07:34

Ahmadinejad: Iran doesn't need nukes, they haven't helped Israel

the president said that even with nuclear weapons, the Jewish state was unable to win the Second Lebanon War or succeed in Operation Cast Lead in Gaza.

Feb 14 07:30

US banks facing $1.4tn crisis over commercial property loans

America's fragile high street banks are bracing themselves for a fresh financial crunch as a wave of commercial property mortgages go sour on offices, shops and factories, causing losses of up to $300bn (£192bn) hitting nearly 3,000 small- and medium-sized financial institutions.

A congressional oversight panel charged with scrutinising the Obama administration's bailout efforts has warned that $1.4tn of loans covering commercial premises will reach maturity between 2011 and 2014. After a plunge in property prices, nearly half of these loans are underwater, with borrowers owing more than their underlying property is worth.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

No "green shoots of hope" in these numbers, that's for certain.

Feb 14 07:28

Biofuels Algae to solve the Pentagon's jet fuel problem

The brains trust of the Pentagon says it is just months away from producing a jet fuel from algae for the same cost as its fossil-fuel equivalent.

The claim, which comes from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (Darpa) that helped to develop the internet and satellite navigation systems, has taken industry insiders by surprise. A cheap, low-carbon fuel would not only help the US military, the nation's single largest consumer of energy, to wean itself off its oil addiction, but would also hold the promise of low-carbon driving and flying for all.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

If true, and this work actually does create usable fuel, this will be a development which will stop some of the 21st century's "energy wars" in their tracks.

Feb 14 07:27

FROM GAZA TO BARCELONA ~~ FROM THE DARKNESS TO THE LIGHT

There are incredible feelings passing through my body these days in Spain. In Gaza, there were basically three feelings I had, one was happiness, another was hope, and the third was worry. In Gaza where my studies started, worry was the biggest feeling. Worry of where it will all lead to. I was fortunate that it eventually led to Spain where I am being supported by really good people who are concerned about my cause. Hope is now the predominant feeling, hope that the light would come.

Feb 14 07:27

CALIFORNIA STUDENTS REFUSE TO SWALLOW ISRAEL’S LIES

In trying to whitewash Israel’s cruel crimes against the Palestinian people, including the ongoing cruel campaign against the Gaza Strip, Israel’s ambassador to the United States Michael Oren made a mockery of human decency, freedom of speech and objective truth.During a lecture at the University of California-Irvine on Monday, 8 February, Oren tried to present Israel’s ugly face as that of a civilized, democratic state that shares basic western values such as human rights and civil liberties.

However, many students in the audience couldn’t just bear hearing the pornographic lies.

They heckled him, shouting “killers” and “how many Palestinians did you kill.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Make them afraid to support war crimes, and they will stop supporting war crimes.

Feb 14 07:25

THE NEW McCARTHYISM SWEEPING ISRAEL

It’s hard, sitting on the other side of the office table from which Naomi Chazan is picking at her modest hummus and salad snack lunch, to believe that the amiable 63-year-old university professor with a self-deprecating sense of humour has suddenly become the most discussed, not to say demonised, woman in Israel.

Feb 14 07:25

CUPID MURDERED BY THE STATE OF ISRAEL

But here, in the so-called Jewish State I see hatred and intolerance. Hatred towards anyone that might be a little different in any way. Hatred towards the Ethiopian immigrants because they are not white, hatred towards the Arab population because they are not Jewish, hatred towards the left because they refuse to support the evil policies of zionism.
I see a Jewish State void of ALL Jewish values.

Feb 14 07:22

The new McCarthyism sweeping Israel

To disagree with the state is to 'delegitimise' the state: that is the increasingly strident response of the country's political and military establishment to those who dare to criticise its conduct.

Feb 14 07:19

America's deadly robots rewrite the rules

Consider: for the first time ever, a civilian intelligence agency is manipulating robots from halfway around the world in a program of extrajudicial executions in a country with which Washington is not at war.

Consider, too: the drone wars were initiated under the presidency of George Bush. But it is the Democrat Barack Obama who has given them flight and stumped up sufficient funding to spark serious debate on the end of the ''Top Gun'' era of the fighter-pilot.

And there is this: despite decades of American disquiet about assassinations abroad and a shrill Republican critique of him as a security wuss, the professorial Obama is the new killer on the block, authorising more drone attacks in the first year of his term in office than Bush did in his entire presidency.

Feb 14 07:12

Ex-IDF chief: Israel can't handle nuclear Iran alone

Israel may lack the military means for successful preemptive strikes against Iranian nuclear facilities, former Chief of Staff Dan Halutz told Channel 2 news on Saturday.

"I think that the State of Israel should not take it upon itself to be the flag-bearer of the entire Western world in the face of the Iranian threat," Halutz, a former air force commander, told Channel Two.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I find the timing of Halutz' statement interesting, in light of the fact that the US Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Mike Mullen, will be in Tel Aviv tomorrow to meet with his Israeli counterpart, Gabi Ashkenazi, Ehud Barak, and others.

What the Netanyahu government really wants is - yet again, as happened in Iraq - for the US to attack Iran to "neutralize" yet another of Israel's alleged existential threats in the Middle East.

I am hoping the US government won't take the bait on this one; but unfortunately, there are far too many people in the hall of power in Washington who see a war as a way to get out of the economic mess we're in.

There are two major reasons why we are not already attacking Iran. First, thanks to credible info on the net, the government hasn't been able to "sell" this war to the American people.

Secondly, with armed forces stretched in Iraq and Afghanistan, even with a huge contingent of hired mercenaries (which actually outnumber our forces right now in Afghanistan), we just don't have the troop strength right now to pull this off, no matter how superior our "whiz-bang" high tech weapons may be.

Any coming war against Iran has the capacity of going global, with Russia coming in on the side of Iran.

Please don't forget: Russia has nukes.

Feb 14 07:06

The CIA... Why Do We Call It An Intelligence Agency?

It seems like an intelligence agency, especially one that we give billions of tax dollars a year to and who scores billions more in the heroin and drug trade, should have had the resources to connect the dots on the latest terrorist plot...The Nigerian fruit of the loom attack. Is is just me or does anyone else wonder what in the hell these CIA agents do all day.

Feb 14 06:59

U.S. army deplores civilian casualties in Missan operation – spokesman

Miles added that the objective of the mission was to carry out arrest warrants against a number of wanted persons in the villages that belong to Ali al-Gharbi district, (100 km north of Amara), and the raiding force managed to arrest 22 wanted persons and seize a cache of munitions.

The Missan provincial council had convened an extraordinary session on Friday after 10 people were killed, five wounded and 12 others detained. The council decided that an ad hoc commission would be set up to investigate the incident.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

One has to wonder how many of the killed or wounded were women and kids.

Feb 14 06:53

Pakistan court strikes down president's order

Pakistan's Supreme Court suspended the presidential appointment of two top judges in an emergency ruling late Saturday that could cause a destabilizing clash between the judiciary and the unpopular, Western-backed government.

As local media reported the country was headed into a political and judicial crisis following the decision, President Asif Ali Zardari's spokesman issued a statement dismissing rumors the government was planning to declare a state of emergency.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

If the Zardari government declares a state of emergency, what happens next?

If this is a replay of November, 2007, what we can well expect is something like the following, as reported 4 November 2007 in:

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2007/11/03/world/main3448594.shtml

"Authorities rounded up opposition leaders Sunday after military ruler Gen. Pervez Musharraf suspended Pakistan's constitution, replaced the chief judge and blacked out independent TV outlets, saying the country must fight rising Islamic extremism."

And where would such a move put the US and the "war on terror" in Pakistan at this time in 2010??

That is anyone's guess, but the Pakistani military has always played a huge role in this kind of situation.

The question is, which elements of the Pakistani military leadership will prevail in such a scenario; those firmly in the US orbit, or those who want to see the US completely out of their country?

Feb 14 06:40

9/11 Panel Suspected Deception by Pentagon

9/11 Panel Suspected Deception by Pentagon

Allegations Brought to Inspectors General

By Dan Eggen
Washington Post Staff Writer
Wednesday, August 2, 2006

Some staff members and commissioners of the Sept. 11 panel concluded that the Pentagon's initial story of how it reacted to the 2001 terrorist attacks may have been part of a deliberate effort to mislead the commission and the public rather than a reflection of the fog of events on that day, according to sources involved in the debate.

Feb 14 06:40

New blow to election credibility

Any lingering hope that Iraq can hold a credible and peaceful election suffered a further blow yesterday when the leading secular nationalist bloc suspended its participation.

The Iraqiya list, led by the former president Ayad Allawi, announced a three-day halt to its campaign after an appeals court upheld an exclusion order preventing Saleh al Mutlaq and Dhafer al Ani, two of its senior candidates, from standing on the grounds that they were pro-Baathist.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The already-rigged elections in Iraq, which are being slanted toward a complete Shiite majority, may well cause riots, if not a resurgent civil war.

This, of course, means that US military may wind up staying considerably longer than the current SOFA agreement with the Iraqi government allows.

Feb 14 06:24

E. coli fears spark 4.9 million pound meat recall

The recall includes approximately an additional 4.9 million pounds of products by Huntington Meat Packing Inc. under the Huntington, Imperial Meat Co. and El Rancho brands, the Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service said Friday.

The affected beef and veal was sold to distribution centers, restaurants and hotels in California between Jan 4. and Jan. 22, 2010. Each box bears the establishment number "EST. 17967" inside the USDA mark of inspection.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

IF the USDA can do no better than this, in terms of letting contaminated meat into the food chain, they might as well collectively resign and go home.

Feb 14 03:42

Cash4Gold: A King Among Predators

If you want to get an idea of how they operate, all it takes is a quick glance at ComplaintsBoard.com, where 234 unique commentaries have been dedicated to Cash4Gold.

Most of the complaints center around shockingly low offers. Many potential clients sent in gold worth hundreds of dollars, only to be offered pennies on the dollar. One poor guy even claimed he sent in seemingly valuable jewelry, only to get a check for six cents!

Feb 14 01:46

Romans 13 Invoked at Los Angeles Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast 2010

February 13, 2010

LOS ANGELES – Before a crowd of about 1200 faithful, two prominent evangelical Christian leaders invoked Romans Chapter 13 at the 37th Annual Los Angeles Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast held today at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel in Los Angeles, California.

Dr. Keith Phillips, Founder and President of World Impact, Inc., a Christian missionary organization which ministers to under-privileged children in 11 American cities, managed to work the following propaganda into his introductory remarks:

”Romans Chapter 13 commands Christians to pray for those in authority over them.”

Feb 14 01:45

Fluoride, lead, arsenic comparison

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Feb 14 01:43

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February 13, 2010

Feb 13 21:35

Japanese accidentally cover themselves with pepper spray in whaling war

The crew of a Japanese whaling ship accidentally 'shot themselves in the foot' when they tried to fire pepper spray at protesters - and the wind blew it back in their faces.

The two crew members are seen in dramatic video footage captured by the crew of the Sea Shepherd anti-whaling group rubbing their eyes after a cloud of pepper spray engulfed them.

Feb 13 21:30

Climategate U-turn as scientist at centre of row admits: There has been no global warming since 1995

  • Data for vital 'hockey stick graph' has gone missing
  • There has been no global warming since 1995
  • Warming periods have happened before - but NOT due to man-made changes
  • Feb 13 19:27

    Dennis Kucinich declares emperor has no clothes: US government assassinations of citizens unlawful

    *hyperlinks and video live at source*

    Congressman Dennis Kucinich has used the opening of US admission of extrajudicial assassinations to request US Attorney General Eric Holder take two commendable and necessary steps:

    1.Declare the acts as obviously unconstitutional (in text to explain their legal status).
    2.Request disclosure of all information of Blackwater/Xe and any other company’s involvement in extrajudicial assassinations.

    Mr. Kucinich summarizes the tyrannical and Orwellian assassination program:

    The government becomes policeman, prosecutor, judge, jury, and executioner all in one. The suspension of basic constitutional protections for U.S. citizens puts in jeopardy our Constitution and rule of law.

    Feb 13 18:44

    ISRAELI ARABS; THE MEXICANS OF THE MIDDLE EAST

    No matter how you look at this, the picture comes out looking the same. It’s called DEPORTATION. In the words of Israel’s late fuhrer kahana, the word used was ‘transfer’, now it’s called ‘land swap’. Take a look at the new ’scheme’….

    Feb 13 18:44

    THE TRUTH ABOUT THE WIESENTHAL CENTER ~~LIES, LIES, LIES

    The Wiesenthal Center is notorious for its pro-Israeli propaganda. It publishes flagrant lies, exaggerations and half-truths which are often presented as “academic and objective facts.” However, in truth, many of these findings are actually fabrications. This recently came to light with the publication, in June 2009, of Hunting Evil, by British Author Guy Walters, in which he characterized Simon Wiesenthal as “a liar-and a bad one at that.”

    Feb 13 17:51

    TSA in Philly Must Stand for Truly Stupid A******s

    Original post by Dave Lindorff, at
    The Public Record

    So there you have it. Cut your hair in Philadelphia and to the alert agents of the TSA and the equally alert Philadelphia Police you are a potentially radicalized terrorist. (Geez, and I already went through that garbage back in the ‘60s, when my long hair used to routinely get me harassed by police. So I guess it’s “long hair and beard = Commie” and “short hair and beard = Jihadi”). Carry language flash cards, or perhaps a book with an incindiary title, and you’re a potential terrorist. Get the wrong TSA agent, and you may even end up having some terribly incriminating substance planted in your bag. And try to prove misbehavior or worse by the TSA and they’ll casually destroy the evidence....

    Feb 13 17:23

    Air passengers who refuse a full body scan to be barred from their flights

    Original post in the Daily Mail Reporter,/small>

    The exemption of under 18s from being scanned, which was in place during the trial of the machines in Manchester, has also been removed.... The officer operating the machine never sees the image, and the employee viewing the scan must be in another room. The scan cannot be saved, printed or transmitted. Passengers can also demand that only officers of their sex see their image. While only a small minority of travellers are expected to be asked to undergo the scans, those who decline will not be allowed to board their flight.

    'What kind of a free society does the Government think it is "protecting", when it invades our privacy like this?

    'When we are forced to expose ourselves at the airport in order to go on holiday, the terrorists have won.'

    Feb 13 15:34

    Control freaks want web licences to end bloggers' anonymity – be very afraid

    Without the internet, the completely fictitious global warming “consensus” would still be unchallenged, state power massively enlarged, $54 trillion of Western taxpayers’ money flooding into the coffers of carbon companies and people’s lives made miserable by totalitarian restrictions imposed to counter a non-existent threat. I forecast that the right to anonymity on the internet will become one of the most fiercely contested issues over the coming decade. Be very afraid…

    Feb 13 14:38

    Chinas Economic Revenge?

    China holds trillions of dollars of American debt, making them our primary creditor. What would happen if China sold off US treasuries and all risky US assets, including asset backed and corporate? In short, an economic catastrophe! Most analysts say that China wouldn't manipulate bond markets because it would hurt their economy as well, however pressure from the military over US-Taiwan relations could lead to an attack on the dollar.

    Feb 13 14:33

    World bankers secret meeting - Top Police and Law Enforcement RESIGNING

    What is going on guys? Is undefinedsomething about to happen? Hmmmm this seems very suspicious to me.

    Feb 13 14:29

    Chris Rock : How Not To Get Your @$$ Kicked By The Police!

    Some good advice from Chris Rock.

    Feb 13 13:43

    How To Invest For A Global Debt Bomb Explosion

    Or:Get Ready For The Apocalypse!

    Feb 13 13:34

    The U.S "Odious Debts" used to Finance Illegal Wars.

    It Is the Personal Debt of Those Who Ordered It

    There is an established legal principle that people should not have to repay their government's debt to the extent that it is incurred to launch aggressive wars or to oppress the people.

    These "odious debts" are considered to be the personal debts of the tyrants who incurred them, rather than the country's debt.

    Feb 13 13:25

    Medina Campaign Responds To Glenn Beck

    First paragraph.

    Feb 13 12:59

    FLASHBACK: JFK, June 10, 1963

    Below are only a few of the choicest phrases; this is one of JFK's best speeches.

    ....It is discouraging to read a recent authoritative Soviet text on Military Strategy and find, on page after page, wholly baseless and incredible claims - such as the allegation that "American imperialist circles are preparing to unleash different types of wars... that there is a very real threat of a preventive war being unleashed by American imperialists against the Soviet Union... [and that] the political aims of the American imperialists are to enslave economically and politically the European and other capitalist countries... [and] to achieve world domination."

    Feb 13 11:05

    Victor Ostrovsky

    Feb 13 11:03

    WHAT OUR CHILDREN ARE DYING FOR IN AFGHANISTAN

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    Feb 13 11:02

    US Launches Massive Attack On Taliban Despite Olympic Truce

    In ancient Greece, the Olympics festival were a sacred time of truce. For the duration of the games, the conflicts between cities such as Sparta and Athens were resolved within the Stadiums, not on the battlefields. When the founder of the modern Olympics, Pierre De Coubertin, organized the 1896 Olympics in Athens he had the very same intention.

    Pierre De Coubertin re-originated the idea that while the Olympics can instill a sense of national pride, the games’ goal must be to promote cooperation between the world’s nations and promote peace. Well, apparently the Obama administration, and more specifically General McChrystal- the commander in Afghanistan- forgot to read Pierre De Coubertin’s memo.

    Feb 13 10:58

    During the Olympics, The Feds Will Be Reading Your Tweets – And the Blotter

    As the winter Olympics begin, the Department of Homeland Security has disclosed that it will be monitoring the comments and posts on websites and social media like Twitter for information on possible terror threats. Among the sites listed in a privacy impact statement filed Friday afternoon by DHS are the Drudge Report, the Huffington Post, Twitter, Google and this web site, the Blotter.

    Webmaster's Commentary: 

    Which means, now that DHS has made the announcement, they can be assured that they will not get any information on any potential problems from the media they're monitoring!

    Feb 13 10:44

    Climatology expert threatened for climate change views

    Recently I interviewed professor Tim Ball on my TV show. Ball is a highly qualified and experienced academic with an expertise in historical climatology who rejects most of the current hysteria around climate change and global warming.

    He is a modest, gentle man who, in spite of his enormous work in the field and the chairing of inquiries and commissions into environmental causes, is now libelled, slandered, abused and threatened for his opinions.

    “If people knew just how deep and dark this conspiracy is — yes, conspiracy — they’d be amazed,” he explains. “More and more academics are standing up to refute climate-change theories, but it’s still dangerous to do so. It can mean the end of a career, the targeting of someone by well-organized fanatics.”

    Feb 13 10:43

    The Most Liberating Word

    Years ago, somebody coined the aphorism, "`No' is a complete sentence." While some grammarians might disagree with that conclusion, "no" is incontrovertibly the most powerful word that a freedom-focused individual can utter -- assuming, of course, that he has the fortitude to let it be his final answer.

    Feb 13 10:37

    Israel wields iron fist against nonviolent resisters

    Al-Faqeeh's fear was not borne of guilt. The 45-year-old human rights defender was known throughout the community for his support of Palestinian nonviolent popular resistance. In its bid to repress grassroots nonviolent resistance, Israel has arrested activists like Abdullah Abu Rahmeh and Muhammad Khatib of Bilin village, and Jamal Juma' of the Stop The Wall campaign, and countless other Palestinians waging unarmed resistance to the Israeli occupation.

    Webmaster's Commentary: 

    Non-violent protesters scare the heck out of the Israeli government, because they cannot be characterized as "terrorists activists", and what they are doing is effective in drawing attention to the plight of the Palestinians.

    Feb 13 10:33

    US Poised to Commit War Crimes in Marjah

    "If [NATO forces] don't avoid large scale civilian casualties, given the rhetoric about protecting the population, then no matter how many Taliban are routed, the Marjah mission should be considered a failure," said an analyst with the International Crisis Group.

    Today, AFP reported, military helicopters dropped leaflets over Marjah as radio broadcasts "warned residents not to shelter Taliban ahead of a massive assault." Doesn't this suggest that the invading US forces may regard any civilian alleged to be "sheltering Taliban" as a legitimate target, including women and children?

    Webmaster's Commentary: 

    This offensive is guaranteed to accomplish two outcomes; to kill a lot of innocent non-combatants, and radicalize those left standing into the waiting arms of the Taliban.

    Feb 13 10:24

    U.S. in talks with Bulgaria on missile shield

    The United States is holding informal talks with Bulgaria on hosting elements of a U.S. missile shield on its soil, the U.S. ambassador to the Balkan country said Friday.

    James Warlick indicated during his lecture at the Atlantic Club in Sofia that discussions were in the very early stages and that so far the United States was only prepared to hold consultations with the Bulgarian government, according to the BTA news agency.

    Webmaster's Commentary: 

    How completely stupid do US policy makers believe the current Russian leadership to be, to insist that these missile shield components would be used against Iran, rather than against Russia?!?!?

    Feb 13 10:19

    How to invest for a global-debt-bomb explosion

    The future of our economy and indeed our nation demands another political revolution. We must take back our democracy and capitalism from a government run by Wall Street and its "Happy Conspiracy" ... their toxic self-serving power hold must be broken and, if not, a rising new conspiracy of China, India, oil-sovereignties and asset-rich nations will replace our homegrown "Happy Conspiracy" as it eventually goes down in the flames of anarchy.

    Feb 13 10:10

    A daily dose of garlic can save your life by cutting blood pressure, say researchers

    Garlic may lower blood pressure just as effectively as drugs, according to researchers.

    Scientists looked at 11 international studies in which patients were given a daily garlic supplement in powdered form for between three and five months.

    They found significant blood pressure falls among participants - with the greatest drops among those who had higher blood pressure readings to begin with.

    In some cases, the effects were similar to those achieved with common anti-blood pressure drugs, such as beta blockers and ACE inhibitors, said Dr Karin Ried, of Adelaide University in South Australia.

    Feb 13 10:07

    Beware - Aspartame Has Been Renamed 'AminoSweet'

    In response to growing awareness about the dangers of artificial sweeteners, what does the manufacturer of one of the world's most notable artificial sweeteners do? Why, rename it and begin marketing it as natural, of course. This is precisely the strategy of Ajinomoto, maker of aspartame, which hopes to pull the wool over the eyes of the public with its rebranded version of aspartame, called "AminoSweet".

    Feb 13 10:07

    Feds push for tracking cell phones

    Feb 13 10:06

    Psychopaths vs. non-psychopaths

    Some good points in this article:

    “Our society is run by insane people for insane objectives. I think we're being run by maniacs for maniacal ends and I think I'm liable to be put away as insane for expressing that. That's what's insane about it.” – John Lennon, before his murder by CIA mind-control subject Mark David Chapman.
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    Civilization, as we know it, is largely the creation of psychopaths. All civilizations, our own included, have been based on slavery and “warfare.” Incidentally, the latter term is a euphemism for mass murder.
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    Feb 13 10:02

    U.S. Envoys Head Out on a Mission to Rally Iran’s Neighbors

    Mrs. Clinton will play a central part in the effort, leaving Saturday for Qatar and Saudi Arabia, where she will meet with the Saudi leader, King Abdullah. Officials said she was expected to press the Saudis to reassure China that Saudi Arabia would offset any disruption in oil shipments that could occur if Beijing were to back new United Nations sanctions against Iran.

    Webmaster's Commentary: 

    Memo to Secretary of State Clinton; in Asian cultures, particularly the Chinese culture, if the heads of state have made a stand, they will not counter it for love or money, because to do so would mean "losing face", which is critically important in that culture.

    Any sanctions, either by the UN or multi-lateral, when the US doesn't get them from the UN, will simply be the prelude to the war which will almost inevitably follow.

    The Chinese leadership understands this.

    Feb 13 10:01

    ‘CHRISTIAN’ ZIONISTS KEEPING ‘THE DREAM’ ALIVE

    Recently, Max Blumenthal uncovered that Elie Wiesel accepted a $500,000 gift from John Hagee, the anti-Semitic pro-settler televangelist. Wiesel appears to have resisted Hagee’s blandishments to come to San Antonio to speak to his congregation as he admits in a video available at the Hagee website. But once Hagee waved that $500,000 check in his face, and after Bernie Madoff had already cleaned him out, Wiesel saw the benefit of making common cause with the Christian Zionist zealot.

    Feb 13 10:00

    SOME FACTS ABOUT GAZA THAT YOU MIGHT NOT KNOW

    Feb 13 09:59

    ARAB “TERRORISM” vs JEWISH ETERNAL “VICTIMIZATION

    My visit to Yad Vashem in 2006, during the war with Lebanon, was a painful lesson. The museum of the Shoah is being used to indoctrinate young Israelis, esp. the military, that the whole world is and always has been against the Jews, and that the only solution is for Israelis to be firm and resolute against the whole world, even if it means being inhuman to the Palestinians.

    Webmaster's Commentary: 

    Didn't Hitler use the aftermath of WW1 and the Jewish boycotts to indoctrinate the Germans with that same paranoid monomania; that the whole world was out to get them?

    Feb 13 09:57

    Is the Holocaust Torah rabbi a fraud?

    He's been written up in The New York Times. The Christian Science Monitor called him the "Indiana Jones of rabbis." For years, Maryland's Rabbi Menachem Youlus has regaled congregations across the country with his dramatic tales of rescuing and restoring Torah scrolls from the ashes of the Holocaust.

    Now, a lengthy piece in the Washington Post has stopped just shy of calling Youlus a fraud -- a significant development not only because it punctures the rabbi's mythic image, but because as a Torah scribe, Youlus is supposed to be above reproach.

    Here's the most damning section:

    Feb 13 09:51

    'Systematic, cynical, aggressive': expert verdict on Tesco and Asda prices

    Supermarket giants Tesco and Asda dramatically increased prices on key items in the runup to Christmas in what an independent expert has called "a systematic, cynical and aggressive attempt to exploit demand", a Guardian investigation can reveal. Batteries, lightbulbs, medicines, Christmas drinks and must-have children's toys were among essentials whose prices were increased.

    Feb 13 09:49

    Climategate: the official cover-up continues

    If there’s one thing that stinks even more than Climategate, it’s the attempts we’re seeing everywhere from the IPCC and Penn State University to the BBC to pretend that nothing seriously bad has happened, that “the science” is still “settled”, and that it’s perfectly OK for the authorities go on throwing loads more of our money at a problem that doesn’t exist.

    Feb 13 09:47

    WHO experts to determine if worst of flu pandemic is over

    Pandemic? Did I miss something?

    Feb 13 09:42

    Climate change sceptics 'playing Russian roulette with planet'

    Critics of the science behind man-made global warming theories are playing "Russian roulette with the planet", the new head of the controversial unit at the centre of the "climategate" storm has warned.

    Prof Peter Liss, acting director of the University of East Anglia's Climatic Research Unit (CRU), said sceptics were endangering the lives of generations to come by making unsupported claims.

    When all else fails use scare tactics.

    Feb 13 09:39

    Obama, the war president

    President Barack Obama does have a foreign policy. It's called war.

    Feb 13 09:37

    Bill Nye the Science Guy: Climate change deniers are ‘unpatriotic’

    "There‘s more energy in the atmosphere, and this is stirring things up," Nye continued. "If you want to get serious about it, these guys claiming that the snow in Washington disproves climate change are almost unpatriotic. It's really, they're denying science."

    Webmaster's Commentary: 

    Obama is desperate for his carbon-tax and may use his executive powers to declare one.

    This is why FOX News, TIME the New York Times, etc. et. al. are hammering on this ludicrous idea that global warming creates colder weather.

    Yes, a warmer planet creates more energetic weather, which is WARMER. Therefore, a warmer world will produce more RAIN, not snow (this its the mechanism behind Monsoons). Snow, especially snow on all 50 states, tells us there is LESS energy available to the weather system. Remember that colder air holds LESS water, and coupled with the cooler temperatures, produces (you guessed it) snow.

    That Nye has to rely on "patriotism" to sell his snake oil is the clue he knows he is full of bovine excrement. Patriotism is the last refuge of the scoundrel according to Samuel Johnson. When the TV starts waving the flag to sell you what is supposed to be science, it is no longer science; it is propaganda. Even Democracy Now was peddling this crap yesterday according to reader emails!

    What YOU all need to so (and did admirably at the New York Times and TIME magazine's websites) is to pile into the comments section at any and every media website trying to peddle this nonsense and razz them a good one.

    Feb 13 09:36

    PA official: Israel's anti-terror campaign going too far

    Israel is going too far by increasingly assassinating terrorists across the Middle East, a senior Palestinian official in Ramallah told London-based newspaper The Times.

    "Israel is overstepping their boundaries," the Palestinian source was quoted as saying. "Other countries don’t want to become a killing field for the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.”

    The British newspaper says Israel is currently waging a "covert assassination campaign" across the Mideast. Among other attacks, The Times cites the explosion of a "tourist bus" outside Damascus that killed Iranian officials and Hamas members. In another case, several people were killed after a meeting between Hamas and Hezbollah members in Beirut was also targeted.

    Feb 13 09:36

    US Treasury Dept: Pakistan Must Raise Taxes

    In comments published today in a Pakistani business paper, US Deputy Treasury Secretary Neal Wolin pressed for Pakistan to dramatically raise taxes, insisting that “Pakistanis pay less for their government than nearly any other country in the region.”

    Webmaster's Commentary: 

    Translation: the ability of the US to fund aid to Pakistan is getting destroyed by the US's coming economic collapse, which is being brought about by the US continuing to borrow to fund its wars without end.

    Feb 13 09:33

    If It’s 729 You Must Decline

    This website is one I hope all readers of Mantiq al-Tayr will visit and will learn as much about the boycott as possible. The boycott is known as Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions for Palestine (BDS – literally is used – Google that shit.) It covers not just goods, but also academic and cultural things as well. Read that site and learn and follow through. We are on the verge of a new war folks – against Iran and you are going to be fed lots of Zionist bullshit to make you swallow that war. Stop buying Zionist bullshit – whether that bullshit is Zionist dairy products, movies, academics, or politicians.

    Feb 13 09:32

    2008 habeas ruling may pose snag as U.S. weighs indefinite Guantanamo detentions

    The case against Saeed Mohammed Saleh Hatim seemed ironclad.

    But a federal judge reviewed the case and found the government's evidence too weak to justify Hatim's confinement. The judge ordered the detainee's release, ruling that he could not rely on Hatim's statements because they had been coerced. He also found that the government's informer was "profoundly unreliable."

    The rulings in the Hatim case and the 31 others may be a harbinger of trouble for the Obama administration, which is considering plans to indefinitely detain dozens of Guantanamo Bay prisoners without civilian or military trials. Although the detainees will never face a jury, they are entitled to their day in court under the Supreme Court ruling.

    Webmaster's Commentary: 

    Why is this administration pushing so hard for indefinite detention without civilian or military trials for some of these men?

    Because waterboarding wasn't the worst thing that happened to many of them.

    And the American public just might be shaken out of its collective stupor on the issue of "enhanced interrogation" as to just how far, in terms of physical and emotional torture, US interrogators went to get these people to confess to a pre-determined outcome.

    And of course, this government certainly wouldn't want that to happen.

    Feb 13 09:26

    Obama Poised to Use Executive Power to Muscle Through Domestic Agenda

    Faced with a resurgent GOP and a largely stalled legislative agenda, President Obama is planning to use his executive powers to forge ahead with his domestic initiatives, including on energy, the environment and the economy, The New York Times reported.

    "We are reviewing a list of presidential executive orders and directives to get the job done across a front of issues," White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel told the newspaper.

    Webmaster's Commentary: 

    Anyone care to show me where in the Constitution the President is allowed to bypass the Congress and the Supreme Court by executive fiat?

    Feb 13 09:24

    India restaurant blast kills eight in Pune

    Webmaster's Commentary: 

    This is already being called a terrorist attack. Pakistan will get the blame. I don't think Pakistan did it. But they will get the blame.

    Feb 13 09:16

    Civis Romanus Sum

    “I am a Roman citizen” was a proud boast in the first century A.D. It implied the obligations of citizenship but also guaranteed privileges and rights that would be observed and protected by the Roman government. Among those rights was the ability to demand one’s day in court to produce evidence if accused of a crime. No citizen could be tortured and the death penalty was reserved for cases of treason. Some might recall that the Roman citizen Apostle Paul of Tarsus, placed under arrest in Jerusalem, successfully claimed his right to appeal to the Emperor and ask for trial in Rome. He was duly transported to the capital city to be tried.

    It was not so long ago that “I am an American citizen” might have had a similar resonance.

    Feb 13 09:16

    Surveillance Society: Obama Takes a Blue Pencil to the Bill of Rights

    No more illegal wiretapping of American citizens . . . .This administration acts like violating civil liberties is the way to enhance our security. It is not.

    -- Barack Obama, Aug. 1, 2007

    On second thought, never mind.

    With the world's attention riveted by the earthquake in Haiti, few noticed when, late last month, a federal judge took a pair of sharp scissors to the Bill of Rights. But on Jan. 22, federal district judge Vaughan Walker agreed to dismiss a lawsuit over warrantless wiretapping, as the administration -- the current one -- had requested.

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    Americans thought they were getting rid of Bush and everything he stood for in the election of 2008; unfortunately, what we have in the Obama presidency is a complete capitulation to everything we hated about the Bush administration.

    Feb 13 09:05

    The Lindbergh Kidnapping Hoax

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    Today is the 75 anniversary of the trial of Bruno Richard Hauptman. Convicted in a trial based on now acknowledged fraudulent evidence, he went to his execution proclaiming his innocence.

    Despite official insistence that they did fry the guilty party, evidence continues to surface (including down on Maui where the Lindberghs spent the remainder of their life away from the glare of publicity) revealing a tragic accident followed by a cover-up, followed by an attempted swindle, and a political climate that demanded a live human sacrifice.

    Feb 13 08:59

    USA accidentally admits that Iran has no nuclear weapons program

    The White House on Thursday said Iran's declaration of producing first stock of enriched uranium for a research reactor was based "on politics", and "not on physics."

    President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Thursday that Iran had produced the first stock of 20 percent enriched uranium at the Natanz enrichment facility.

    But White House spokesman Robert Gibbs cast doubt on Ahmadinejad's announcement.

    Webmaster's Commentary: 

    The White House clearly wants to downplay the fact that Iran is now able to make their own medical isotopes without requiring the assistance of the western nations.

    But, and hereby proving that the people at the White House are clueless about nuclear physics, if Iran cannot enrich to 20% for medical isotopes then they are a long way off from the 95% to 98% required for a nuclear weapon!

    Can't have it both ways, guys.

    The word "petard" comes to mind.

    Feb 13 08:57

    Al-Shabab declares all-out war in Somalia

    Al-Shabab fighters have declared an all-out war against the fragile transition Somali government and African Union peacekeeping forces in Mogadishu.

    Al-Shabab's declaration of war on Friday comes amid heightened tensions over a possible government campaign against the militia's fighters.

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    The US and UN wouldn't even be in Somalia, were it not for the potential oil reserves, waiting to be exploited.

    Of course, the political situation has to be "stable" and the population "pacified" in order for that to happen.

    And generally, those two words in conjunction, "stable" and "pacified", taken together, mean that the Somali people will get little to none of the money generated by the harvesting of these resources once the large corporations come in to develop the oil.

    Feb 13 08:47

    Israel is accused of waging covert war across the Middle East

    Israel is waging a covert assassination campaign across the Middle East in an effort to stop its key enemies co-ordinating their activities.

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    Extrajudicial assassinations are nothing new; Israel, however, has taken this processto a new level.

    Of course, the alleged "only democracy in the Middle East couldn't possibly be bothered by a little thing like "due process" before they kill these people!

    Feb 13 08:41

    US forces kill 'eight bystanders' in Iraq

    US forces have shot eight Iraqi people, most of them 'innocent bystanders,' in a raid in a village southeast of Baghdad, Iraqi provincial officials say.

    Iraqi provincial council officials described the US raid as slaughter and demanded financial compensation for the relatives of the victims.

    Maysan province governor Mohammed Shia al-Sudany told state-run television that eight people were killed, one wounded and 12 arrested in the village 75 km (46 miles) north of the provincial capital of Amara.

    "What happened this morning was a massacre in every sense of the word. Eight people were killed. Most of them were innocent," Reuters quoted Sudany as saying.

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    "THEY ONLY HATE US FOR OUR FREEDOMS! THEY ONLY HATE US FOR OUR FREEDOMS! THEY ONLY HATE US FOR OUR FREEDOMS! THEY ONLY HATE US FOR OUR FREEDOMS!" -- Official White Horse Souse

    Feb 13 08:41

    Both parties face voters’ hostility, poll finds

    Both Democrats and Republicans up for reelection in the fall face a toxic environment, according to a New York Times/CBS poll.

    Three-quarters of the public disapprove of Congress, matching the highest level since the poll began asking the question in 1977. Four out of five voters thought Congress was more interested in serving special interests than the interests of voters.

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    Voters realize that what they have in congress is the new "taxation without representation", where legislation is perpetually crafted to benefit the huge corporations which donate, overtly and covertly, to keep these people in office, with no benefit whatsoever to We the People.

    It will be a very interesting political scenario in November.

    Feb 13 08:40

    Issuer of 79.9% Interest Rate Credit Card Defends Its Product

    The sky-high rates may be a sign of things to come in the market for so-called subprime credit cards as issuers who lend to the riskiest of borrowers try to figure out how to stay in business and comply with the new credit card reform law.

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    This is legalized loan-sharking. We need to go back to cash and carry. The banks will hate me for that, of course; their power over the people lies in creating permanent indebtedness, not unlike the abuses of the company towns made famous in songs like "16 tonnes".

    Feb 13 08:33

    Russia temporarily restricts food imports from U.S., Brazil, EU

    Tests revealed that some products contained harmful substances, while others were infected with salmonella, bacteria that cause a potentially lethal disease, salmonellosis, Rosselkhoznadzor said in a statement.

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    Why is it that Russia has a better handle on food chain safety than does the US?!?

    I frankly find that more than a little startling.

    Feb 13 08:31

    Obama Making Plans to Use Executive Power

    With much of his legislative agenda stalled in Congress, President Obama and his team are preparing an array of actions using his executive power to advance energy, environmental, fiscal and other domestic policy priorities.

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    It is how these executive orders may be used which may be very dangerous to the health - and further existence - of this Republic.

    Feb 13 08:18

    Florida Snow Could Mean Snow in All 50 States at Once

    There could be snow on the ground in all 50 states simultaneously by the end of the week in what would be a weather oddity.

    KOTV reports Patrick Marsh, a student employee at the NOAA's National Severe Storms Laboratory in Norman, Oklahoma, is currently trying to collect photos of snow on the ground in all 50 states.

    Marsh says Florida is the only state without snow on the ground at this point, but he said two to four inches of snow is forecast today in some parts of the state.

    There is currently even snow on some of the mountain tops in Hawaii.

    Webmaster's Commentary: 

    Ski in the morning, surf in the afternoon, hula girls at night.

    Eat your hearts out!

    :)

    Feb 13 08:18

    Detroit schools offer class in how to work at Walmart

    Four inner-city Detroit high schools have decided that employment with Walmart is an opportunity worth training their students to pursue. The schools have teamed up with the giant merchandiser to offer a for-credit class in job-readiness training that also includes entry-level after-school jobs.

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    I thought this headline was a joke until I actually read the article.

    So this is what passes for education in Detroit?!? That kids can work a register, make change, and stock shelves?!?

    The entire Board of Education should be sacked for this.

    Anyone remember the great film with Edward James Olmos, "Stand and Deliver", where the teacher he portrayed (based on a true story) got kids who "weren't supposed to go anywhere" in their lives excited about math??

    Kids live up - or down - the expectation of their parents and teachers.

    That these kids' life expectations should be about being "good little clerks", rather than critical thinkers who have the capacity to move forward, and make something better of themselves, is a complete insult to their intelligence.

    Feb 13 08:16

    More fraudulent holocaust survivors!

    The Claims Conference fired three employees last week who allegedly approved more than 100 fraudulent Holocaust-era claims — filed primarily by Russians now living in Brooklyn — that bilked the German government out of more than $350,000, The Jewish Week has learned.

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