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Jan 28 05:46

The Kidnapping of Haiti

The theft of Haiti has been swift and crude. On 22 January, the United States secured “formal approval” from the United Nations to take over all air and sea ports in Haiti, and to “secure” roads. No Haitian signed the agreement, which has no basis in law. Power rules in an American naval blockade and the arrival of 13,000 marines, special forces, spooks and mercenaries, none with humanitarian relief training.

Jan 28 05:28

Anti-Israelism: Why Zionism Doesn’t And Can’t Get It

Anti-Israelism: Why Zionism Doesn’t And Can’t Get It

By Alan Hart

Jan 28 05:19

Ron Paul on Obama's State of the Union Address

Ron Paul comments on Obama's State of the Union Address.

Jan 28 03:29

The State of the Nation: I am afraid

Omi­nous devel­op­ments in America have been a long time coming, in part pre­cip­i­tated by “we the people”?–?a cit­i­zenry that has been asleep at the wheel for too long. And while there have been wake-up calls, we have failed to heed the warnings.

Just con­sider the state of our nation:

Jan 27 21:42

If You Rebuild It, They Will Come, by Paul Shirley

I do not know if what I'm about to write makes me a monster. I do know that it makes me a part of a miniscule minority, if Internet trends and news stories of the past weeks are any guide.

"It", is this:

I haven't donated a cent to the Haitian relief effort. And I probably will not.

I haven't donated to the Haitian relief effort for the same reason that I don’t give money to homeless men on the street. Based on past experiences, I don’t think the guy with the sign that reads "Need You’re Help" is going to do anything constructive with the dollar I might give him. If I use history as my guide, I don't think the people of Haiti will do much with my money either.

Jan 27 19:33

Computer-driven trading raises meltdown fears

Trading... by mathematical algorithms used in computer programs... take[s] place automatically in response to market data and news... similar to the autopilot function in aircraft.... up to 60 per cent of trading in equity markets is driven in this way.

“It is absolutely possible to bring an exchange to breaking point by having an ‘algo’ entering into a loop so that by sending them at such a rate the exchange can’t cope.”

Jan 27 19:05

Al-Jazeera, Osama, and Obama

I think anytime Osama bin Laden speaks it is newsworthy and he just released an audio tape. The recording was released in Arabic and directly to the Al-Jazeera news channel, a Middle Eastern news network...

Jan 27 18:48

Revealed: Retired CIA agent ‘made up’ waterboarding details

Original post: Stephen C. Webster, raw story.

.... Kiriakou told ABC News’ Nightline in April, “The next day [after his first time being waterboarded], he told his interrogator that Allah had visited him in his cell during the night and told him to cooperate.”

“From that day on, he answered every question,” he said, according to ABC. “The threat information he provided disrupted a number of attacks, maybe dozens of attacks.”

"Now comes John Kiriakou, again, with a wholly different story," Stein noted in Foreign Policy. "On the next-to-last page of a new memoir, The Reluctant Spy: My Secret Life in the CIA's War on Terror (written with Michael Ruby), Kiriakou now rather off handedly admits that he basically made it all up."

(I should have guessed!! -jo-ann)

Jan 27 17:47

Piracy letter campaign 'nets innocents'

More than 150 people have approached consumer publication Which? Computing claiming to have been wrongly targeted in crackdowns on illegal file-sharing.

ACS:Law has sent thousands of letters to people claiming they have illegally downloaded material and offers them a chance to settle by paying around £500.

Which? says it has been approached by some - including a 78 year-old accused of downloading pornography - who have no knowledge of the alleged offence.

Jan 27 16:21

Now what Exactly was the change you Obama voters hoped for? Updates to consider in light of State of the Union

Fast forward to the Obama campaign. Perhaps you've heard the saying that "a sure sign of insanity is repeating the same action while expecting a different outcome each time." My lesson learned - don't vote for promises - vote on proven track records - don't make the same mistake twice. I supported Ron Paul based on his consistent record of action matching principals and promises. But forget that for now - Obama was elected - he's OUR president - yours and mine. (Apologies to non-American readers) I want to join the Obama supporters in supporting our new president. So far I don't think I can. Why?

Jan 27 15:00

Alex Jones Tv : FBI Flyer Worries Gun Store Owners Like Jim Snow

Jan 27 14:48

American "representatives" < Japanese Representatives

The Mystery of 9/11 is 'Now Unraveling,' Says Major Japanese Weekly ... while American media maintains a majestic silence - except for those intent on silencing those citizens with the temerity to ask about the evidence .

Jan 27 13:56

Faulty gas pedal involved in Toyota recall manufactured at Ontario plant

The faulty gas pedal involved in a massive recall and sales suspension of eight popular Toyota models in North America was built in Ontario.

The supplier is Indiana-based CTS Corp. and the problem part was manufactured at its plant in Mississauga, just west of Toronto. CTS did not immediately return requests for comment today.

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Hey, don't blame Toyota. It's the cheap local crap that's responsible.

Jan 27 13:53

Canada resale home price index up for 7th month

Canadian home resale prices rose for a seventh straight month in November on gains in all six major metropolitan markets surveyed, according to a report on Wednesday.

The report is in line with other data that has shown the housing sector has momentum and is leading the fragile economy out from its downturn.

Jan 27 12:04

Obama’s State of the Union will be all about him: last speech referenced himself 132 times

*hyperlinks and video live at source*

Wise advice for understanding political commitment is to analyze where our political “leaders” spend our money, never from what they say. However, when political arrogance supersedes intelligent management of speeches, even what presidents say become quite revealing.

The following less-than-2-minute video created by a member of Americans for Prosperity documents Mr. Obama giving a speech trying to convince an audience at an Ohio community college on January 22, 2010 that the economy will improve, all evidence to the contrary. In this speech allegedly about leadership in the face of near-record unemployment, our President talks about himself 132 times. Eugene Robinson also points out that Mr. Obama articulated “fighting” for us 20 times.

Jan 27 11:00

How Bush's grandfather helped Hitler's rise to power

George Bush's grandfather, the late US senator Prescott Bush, was a director and shareholder of companies that profited from their involvement with the financial backers of Nazi Germany.

The Guardian has obtained confirmation from newly discovered files in the US National Archives that a firm of which Prescott Bush was a director was involved with the financial architects of Nazism.

Jan 27 10:06

Geithner Conspires to Dupe Investors

Geithner just admitted that they are trying to pull one over on investors and deny them material information in order to trick them into paying more for various assets than they're worth, in order to be able to pay back the taxpayer.

Isn't this called fraud?

Jan 27 09:56

MONSANTO ~ PUBLIC ENEMY NUMBER ONE

"Monsanto should not have to vouchsafe the safety of biotech food," said Phil Angell, Monsanto's director of corporate communications. "Our interest is in selling as much of it as possible. Assuring its safety is the FDA's job."

The War of the Empire has many faces.

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