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Dec 26 09:21

WITNESS: Wife, brothers give accounts of Israeli assassinations

Nablus – Ma’an – Family members of the three slain Fatah members gave testimony around the last moments of their loved ones lives on Saturday, hours after the men were assassinated by Israeli forces in their own homes in Nablus.

Raed Sarakji, 38

Now a widow, Tahani Ja’ara is 32 years old and seven months pregnant. “We were sleeping in our bedroom, not bigger than 6 square meters, when Israeli soldiers began yelling ‘get out…get out’. I thought I was dreaming. When I heard the Israeli soldiers and their police dogs outside the room, that was when I realized it was real.”

Dec 26 09:19

Actor Sheen arrested for alleged attack on wife

Hollywood actor Charlie Sheen was arrested Friday in the Colorado ski resort of Aspen on charges of domestic violence after reportedly attacking his wife of 19 months Brooke Mueller.

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I raise this one for a good reason. Sheen has been very outspoken against the official story of 911. This is a very effective way to discredit him - especially if it was a setup.

Dec 26 08:39

Mining the soil: Biomass, the unsustainable energy source

The promotional material from Big Green Energy, aka Biomass Gas & Electric, presents biomass as “clean, renewable energy”, sustainable and green. The US Department of Energy uses the terms “clean and renewable” when introducing visitors at its website to the topic.

But is it accurate to describe the repeated removal of biomass from agricultural or forested lands as sustainable?

A quick review of some basics on the role of organic matter in soils belies the claim.

Dec 26 08:34

(Video) Dr. Graeme MacQueen on "9/11 Truth: the Challenge to the Peace Movement"

On September 13, 2009, Dr. Graeme MacQueen presented a speech titled, “9/11 Truth: the Challenge to the Peace Movement”, at the conference, "We Demand Transparency! For Peace, Truth, and a New Economics” in New York City.

It would be really appreciated if this video can be widely spread to our friends in the peace movement.

Dec 26 08:31

Britain’s Jews in crisis over national loyalty, identity and Israel

Britain’s leading Jewish institutions are facing their worst crisis in living memory as their loyalty to the United Kingdom and support for basic universal principles of human rights and common decency come under growing scrutiny.

Dec 26 08:14

The Shock Doctrine in Practice: Training for Civilian Surge

A former mental hospital in the woods is the staging ground for one of the biggest deployments of U.S. civilians since the Vietnam War.

Dozens of U.S. agriculturists, legal experts and development-aid administrators pass through elaborate mock-ups of foreign courtrooms and bazaars here each week -- part of training for nation-building work in some of Afghanistan's most unruly provinces.

The White House hopes to have 1,000 State Department, Treasury and Department of Agriculture personnel in Afghanistan by next month, up from 300 a year ago.

"We want civilian representation in every military deployment" across Afghanistan, said Paul Jones, deputy to Richard Holbrooke, the Obama administration's point man on Afghanistan. "Our mission is defined by how we build Afghan capacity."

Dec 26 07:59

Pregnant Soldiers Face Threat of Court-Martial

An American Army General issued a policy last month that would allow female soldiers and their sexual partners to be court-martialed in the event of a pregnancy. Major General Anthony Cucolo, a commander in Iraq, told the BBC that the policy was intended to protect the safety of his troops. "I've got a mission to do, I'm given a finite number of soldiers with which to do it and I need every one of them. So I'm going to take every measure I can to keep them all strong, fit and with me for the twelve months we are in the combat zone," he said.

Dec 26 07:33

Man Fights Bank of America and Wins

Dec 26 07:29

Taliban Video of US POW Private Bowe Robert Bergdahl, on Christmas - 12-25-09

US condemns Taliban video of captive soldier

The US has condemned a Taliban video of an American soldier captured by the militants in Afghanistan last June as an affront to his family at Christmas.

Dec 26 07:26

America Under Barack Obama

I try to avoid hyperbole, but I think Obama is possibly the most dangerous and destructive president we have ever had.-Nat Hentoff

Dec 26 06:53

Charlie Sheen Arrested On Felony Charges

Charlie's latest adventure should give pause to those who have promoted this individual to be a spokesman for 911 truth.
Halfway down the article is this little gem;" He also said that the 911 terrorist attack was an inside job." The inference being that Charlie beats women so he must be full of it on the 911 issue!

Dec 25 21:28

US gives blank check to Fannie and Freddie to keep foreign creditors happy

The Treasury announced Thursday it was removing the caps that limited the amount of available capital to the companies to $200 billion each.

Unlimited access to bailout funds through 2012 was "necessary for preserving the continued strength and stability of the mortgage market," the Treasury said. Fannie and Freddie purchase or guarantee most U.S. home mortgages and have run up huge losses stemming from the worst wave of defaults since the 1930s.

Dec 25 19:23

American Zionist fear monger David Harris campaigns for Iran’s destruction

Paul J. Balles views one of the fear-producing packages of a major Zionist voice in America, David Harris, Director of the American Jewish Committee, who advocates destroying Iran economically, politically and militarily for the nuclear weapons it doesn't have, while overlooking Israel's vast arsenal of nuclear bombs.

”...Harris tries to drum up global fear of Iran, a signatory to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, while Harris knows full well that Israel has over 200 nuclear warheads and Iran has none.

“Harris ignores the fact that Israel has been in attack-mode since its beginnings – ethnic cleansing of Palestinians, invasion and sponsorship of Sabre and Shatilla murders in Lebanon's refugee camps, slaughter in Gaza, military theft of the Golan Heights from Syria.

Dec 25 19:22

Passengers describe transatlantic jet 'terror' incident

"...a lot of firecrackers went off..."

Dec 25 19:14

Official: Firecrackers set off on Northwest flight to Detroit

"Upon landing, a passenger caused a disturbance on board by igniting some firecrackers and he was quickly subdued," said Susan Elliott, a spokeswoman for Delta Air Lines, which owns Northwest.

She did not know how many firecrackers went off or if other passengers or crew members stepped in after the firecrackers went off. There were 278 passengers on board flight No. 253.

Dec 25 17:19

Hillary’s Bush Connection

IN THE CLINTONS’ PURSUIT OF POWER, there is no such thing as a strange bedfellow. One recently exposed inamorata was Norman Hsu, the mysterious businessman from Hong Kong who brought in $850,000 to Hillary Clinton’s campaign before being unmasked as a fugitive. Her campaign dismissed Hsu as someone who’d slipped through the cracks of an otherwise unimpeachable system for vetting donors, and perhaps he was. The same cannot be said for the notorious financier Alan Quasha, whose involvement with Clinton is at least as substantial?–?and still under wraps.

Political junkies will recall Quasha as the controversial figure who bailed out George W. Bush’s failing oil company in 1986, folding Bush into his company, Harken Energy, thus setting him on the path to a lucrative and high-profile position as an owner of the Texas Rangers baseball team, and the presidency. The persistently unprofitable Harken?–?many of whose board members, connected to powerful foreign interests and the intelligence community, nevertheless profited enormously?–?faced intense scrutiny in the early 1990s and again during Bush’s first term.

Dec 25 16:02

VIDEO: The Subprime Primer

or, The Subprime Mortgage Mess Explained (With Voice)

Excellent! Funny, too.

Dec 25 15:59

Disappearing sunspots may signal end to global warming

Oh, where, oh where have all the sunspots gone?

The fiery orange ball overhead has quieted during the past three years. Quiet in the sense that there have been very few sunspots – those black blotches on the sun’s surface caused by intense magnetic activity.

But just how quiet is quiet? Well, so far during the recent solar minimum (a period of low activity during the sun’s typical 11-year solar cycle), we’ve seen 183 sun-spotless days in 2007, 266 in 2008 and 259 in 2009 (as of Dec.16, 2009). Earth hasn’t witnessed a similar three-year stretch (1911, 192, 1913) of sun-spotless days since the early 1900s.

Dec 25 15:26

Passenger sets off fireworks on Airbus

A passenger on board a transatlantic Northwest Airlines flight set off firecrackers as it was arriving in the US city of Detroit, the airline says.

Remember the firecrackers bit. This story could morph in the days to come

Dec 25 14:56

Ahmadinejad: Iran is an obstacle to “expansionist policies”

President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad says some Western countries are using Iran’s nuclear program as a pretext to put pressure on the Islamic Republic.

In an interview with Britain’s Channel 4, Ahmadinejad said that Iran opposes the expansionist policies being pursued by certain Western countries, adding that this was the real reason behind their animosity towards Iran.

“Some Western countries are using Iran’s peaceful nuclear program as a pretext for imposing sanctions and [passing] resolutions against the Iranian nation,” IRNA quoted Ahmadinejad as saying on Thursday.

“It would be better if they were brave enough to openly declare that they are against the Iranian nation because it is an obstacle to their expansionist policies in the world,” the Iranian president said...

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