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Jan 01 09:19

Fiscal Policy, Redux

The horrors of monetary policy aside, fiscal policy cannot stimulate the economy. As we know, the government has no money of its own. It has only the power to tax and spend the money of others.

Jan 01 09:01

Will Americans Reclaim Our Nation in 2010 From the Thugs and Con Artists?

The giant banks are treating the American Citizen like we work for them, are holding the economy hostage, and are taking our deposits and using them to speculate in casino style gambling.

They've bought and paid for Congress and the White House. See this, this and this.

Will Americans exercise our power - see this and this - or become serfs to a permanent banking royalty?

Jan 01 08:58

Israel: Slain Palestinians were supposed to be arrested

Israeli officials have acknowledged that they had ordered soldiers to arrest the three Palestinians who were shot dead in Nablus last week.

The order for the Duvdevan commando unit clearly stated that the aim of the attack was to capture Adnan Subuh, Raad Sarkaji and Ghassan Abu Sheikh, Israeli sources said.

The Israeli forces received the written order several hours before raiding the occupied West Bank homes of the Palestinian trio...

Jan 01 08:56

Israeli forces shut down Hebron tree planting

Hebron – Ma’an – Israeli authorities banned a group of Palestinians from planting trees near the West Bank city of Hebron on Friday after settlers disrupted their work, organizers said.

Dozens of Palestinian residents were planting trees in the Al-Buwiryah area, near the settlement of Kiryat Arba, responding to a call from senior Fatah leaders.

Members of the group said settlers arrived in the area, interrupting the planting. Israeli soldiers on the scene declared the area a closed military zone and confiscated a number of trees, participants said.

The soldiers also ordered a Palestinian photojournalist, Nasser Ash-Shyukhi, not to photograph the incident.

Jan 01 08:47

Since when did non-interventionism become anti-semitism

Republican Congressman Ron Paul, Democratic Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee, and actor Ben Stein recently had a debate on Larry King's show on CNN about the situation in Yemen. Ironically the strongest debate was between to two Republicans, Ron Paul and Ben Stein who vehemently disagree about interventionism in the middle east.

Jan 01 07:26

NATO Fuel Tankers Attacked by Gunmen in Pakistan

On Friday Gunmen attacked two tankers which were driving through Pakistan’s Baluchistan province. The tankers were traveling to Afghanistan to supply fuel to the NATO troops stationed there...

Jan 01 07:15

"Why Aren't Americans Fighting Back?"

"Why Aren't Americans Fighting Back?"

A non-US-citizen celebrates an attack on the CIA, and asks why Americans tolerate occupation

A foreign friend of mine, who must remain nameless here, recently contacted me to wish me a happy New Year and to celebrate the martyrdom operation in Afghanistan that claimed the lives of eight CIA agents. "This is wonderful!" he enthused. "Eight CIA agents at once! They must have had excellent intelligence and pulled everything off perfectly."

I said I found it hard to get excited about a bunch of people getting killed, regardless of what they may have done to deserve it.

Jan 01 00:42

Gingrich openly says let’s ‘profile’ and ‘actively discriminate’

Another prominent Republican has joined the chorus of conservatives championing open discrimination against Muslims after the failed Christmas terror plot.

Dec 31 22:39

Declare independence from gambling Wall Street banksters: Move your money and demand full reform

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In the holiday movie, It’s a Wonderful Life, the community banker played by Jimmy Stewart is in a fight for his life, and unknowingly has his community’s future in his hands. The difference for the survival of his community is access to bank credit, focused in the film on the ability to have a home. The antagonist is a destructive banker who would turn the community into a slum as a function of his short-sighted and loveless domination.

Dec 31 22:18

I Scared.... "Constitutional Scholar" takes a piss on the Bill of Rights

If someone were doing their job in government - supposing - even for the sake of argument that our president were a madman and didn't know what he was doing - and our system of checks and balances worked this would be stopped TODAY.

Dec 31 20:48

Israel’s hidden friends: troubled misfits in our midst

Redress Information & Analysis highlights the problem of false friends in Britain’s Palestine solidarity movement and urges genuine activists to steer clear from them.

"As veteran campaigners for justice for the Palestinian and other downtrodden peoples all over the world, our advise to our friends and comrades in the struggle for justice is this: steer clear of troubled, time-wasting, immature pretenders like Tony Greenstein and Mark Elf. Do not engage with them or else they will drag you down to the subterranean hovel they inhabit.

"If Greenstein, Elf and others in their camp wish to campaign against Zionism and racism, then we should welcome this and wish them good luck. But let them do it in parallel to us, not together with us."

Dec 31 16:52

Fed Judge Gives Blackwater Huge New Year's Gift, Dismisses All Charges In Iraq Massacre

A federal judge in Washington DC has given Erik Prince’s Blackwater mercenaries a huge New Year’s gift. Judge Ricardo Urbina dismissed all charges against the five Blackwater operatives accused of gunning down 14 innocent Iraqis in Baghdad’s Nisour Square in September 2007. Judge Urbina’s order, issued late in the afternoon on New Year’s Eve is a stunning blow for the Iraqi victims’ families and sends a clear message that US-funded mercenaries are above all systems of law—US and international...

Dec 31 14:31

European Parliament to Investigate WHO and “Pandemic” Scandal

The Council of Europe member states will launch an inquiry in January 2010 on the influence of the pharmaceutical companies on the global swine flu campaign, focusing especially on extent of the pharma‘s industry’s influence on WHO. The Health Committee of the EU Parliament has unanimously passed a resolution calling for the inquiry. The step is a long-overdue move to public transparency of a “Golden Triangle” of drug corruption between WHO, the pharma industry and academic scientists that has permanently damaged the lives of millions and even caused death...

Dec 31 13:59

Once In A Blue Moon Over Gaza

One hour from this posting.

Send your energy and prayers for a delivered Gaza in this new year.

Use this link to find your hour:

http://24timezones.com/

Dec 31 13:42

Plan for troops to dig graves during ‘winter of discontent’

Secret plans for troops to dig graves for the bodies left unburied during the “winter of discontent” were considered, previously unpublished government papers show.

But officials dropped the idea amid fears of “unseemly scenes” if soldiers clashed with pickets outside cemetery gates. [...]

The option of bringing in troops was floated. But the MoD opposed the idea on the grounds that it would be viewed with “distaste” by the local populations in important recruiting areas for the forces...

Dec 31 13:30

UNRWA: “Gaza is back beyond the Stone Age due to the siege”

The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) has denounced the continuation of the blockade imposed on the Gaza Strip. The Israeli occupation authorities will not allow materials essential for the reconstruction of Gaza to be imported into the territory. As a result, the people of Gaza have not been able to recover from the devastation caused by Israel’s brutal assault of a year ago.

Dec 31 13:20

Flight 253 Eyewitness: Authorities Are Lying About Terror Attack

Following up on a visit from FBI officials about an eyewitness account first described to MLive.com, Michigan attorney Kurt Haskell described the visit in comment sections across MLive on Wednesday.

Dec 31 12:59

Canadian House of Commons Shut down Until March.

OTTAWA–Furious opposition MPs accused Prime Minister Stephen Harper of muzzling the House of Commons after he moved for the second time in a little more than a year to suspend Parliament.

Mired in controversy over an alleged cover-up on the torture of Afghan prisoners and eager to increase the Conservatives' power in the Senate, the government is closing down Parliament until March 3, the Prime Minister's Office said Wednesday.

teresac comment: These bustards still get paid even though they don't have to show up at the office. Canadian tax dollars at work.

Dec 31 12:33

Kazakhstan denies uranium deal with Iran

Kazakhstan has denied US reports of possible uranium supplies to Iran...

The authorities in Tehran have also refuted the reports. According to Iran’s official media, the Iranian UN office said in a statement that this information was “not true”.

The statement came after the Associated Press cited intelligence sources as saying that the countries are about to sign a deal to export 1,300 tons of uranium ore from Kazakhstan... read full article

Dec 31 12:16

Israeli settlers uproot trees and destroy natural water spring in northern West Bank

Israeli settlers uprooted trees and destroyed a natural water spring on Thursday that belongs to the villagers of Qarawit Bani Hassan in northern West Bank.

The villagers told local Media that the settlers destroyed the natural water spring that supplies the village and that its is their only source of water.

The settlers committed their attack under the protection of the Israeli military...

Dec 31 11:26

Rudd: It wasn't all bad

PRIME Minister Kevin Rudd has defended his government's 2009 record in a New Year's Eve address to the nation.

He focused on climate change...

Fireworks then lit up Sydney...

...but we are told they were 'carbon neutral'.

Yeah, right.

Dec 31 11:24

Egypt lacks the milk of human kindness

Stuart Littlewood views the obstacles being placed by Egypt on the path of the Viva Palestina international humanitarian aid convoy for Gaza, which are not only bloody minded and treacherous, but also betray a lack of any sense of brotherhood or compassion.

”Freedom activist are complaining that all this bickering with Egypt has diverted attention from the main culprits, Israel and America. But other culprits lurk in the evil swamp and Egypt is one of them. It is no bad thing that the spotlight falls on their treacherous behaviour.”

Dec 31 11:15

AP sources: CIA base chief killed in attack

WASHINGTON – The CIA said Thursday that seven of its employees were killed and six others wounded in a suicide bombing at a base in Afghanistan. The Associated Press has learned that one of them was the chief of the CIA's post in Afghanistan's southeastern Khost Province.

Dec 31 11:12

'Carousel' frauds plague European carbon trading markets

Just a few weeks ago, Europol, the cross-border police force, said that carbon trading fraudsters may have accounted for up to 90pc of all market activity in some European countries, with criminals mainly from Britain, France, Spain, Denmark and Holland pocketing an estimated €5bn (£4.5bn).

Dec 31 10:57

The proof that power corrupts (and no, it's not MPs' expenses)

After a year of outrage at MPs' dodgy expenses and extortionate bank bonuses, it is a maxim few of us will need convincing about.

But psychologists have proven the obvious - that nothing corrupts quite like power.

Researchers found that those in authority are more likely to cheat, lie and feather their own nests than ordinary citizens at the bottom of the pile.

Dec 31 10:50

Great balls of fire! Embers 10,000 times hotter than our Sun left behind by supernova

The glowing embers left behind by one of the most powerful type of explosions in the Universe have been revealed for the first time.

Remnants from giant fireballs unleashed by a supernova are still glowing at temperatures 10,000 times hotter than the Sun thousands of years after the event.

They were captured by the Japanese Suzaku space observatory, after unusual features were detected in the Jellyfish Nebula (IC 443), 5,000 light years away.

Dec 31 10:05

Buy an African baby; bomb some African villages

Did anyone ask movie star Angelina Jolie how much she paid for the Ethiopian baby she adopted? Or should I say how much she “donated,” most of which ended up in the hands of the national crime syndicate known as the Government of Ethiopia.

Just about anyone can buy a baby in Ethiopia these days, you know what I mean, “adopt”? It costs about $30,000. Cash. Some reports say over 3,000 were sold . . . adopted, last year alone.

It has turned into a major cash flow for the Godfathers of the Ethiopian “government.” Do the math, 3,000 times $30,000, in one year, and another London bank account or three is going to have to be set up to be stuffed chock full of some very sick money.

Dec 31 09:51

French Gaza Freedom March activist killed in Cairo

Organizers of the “Gaza Freedom March” report the death of a French citizen from injuries sustained at the hands of security forces during a demonstration in the Egyptian capital, Cairo.

Marie Renee died in the Cairo Hospital. She was traveling with a French delegation of approximately 300 nationals, Ma’an news agency reported.

The French delegates had earlier been camped out on the grounds surrounding the French Embassy in Cairo, reportedly flanked by two lines of Egyptian police.

Hundreds of activists with the “Gaza Freedom March” have continued demonstrations and sit-ins in Cairo to protest the Egyptian government’s refusal to allow them to cross the border into the besieged Gaza Strip...

Dec 31 09:46

How Stupid Do They Think We Are?

Public reaction to the Christmas Day attempt by Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab to blow Northwest Airlines flight 273 all over Detroit, by allegedly igniting explosive strapped to his nuts, can be gauged by the willingness with which travellers will now accept the four hour check-in time for flights to the US and the quiet acceptance with which they subject themselves to increasingly invasive body searches. The campaign to make air travel a nightmare experience, for all but the political elite, continues to be ramped up. The US Transport Security Administration has just issued the following directive to all airlines flying to US destinations.....

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