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Jun 30 03:56

Basic Premises

Good old Charley is still at it!

Jun 30 03:44

Disappointment Doesn't Cover It

To say I'm disappointed in Barack Obama is an understatement. I'm beginning to think he has no ideology at all only a lust for political power

There is a reason the United States has two political parties, they have different ideologies. This is not new - it's the same ideological conflict that John Adams and Thomas Jefferson were having over 200 years ago but as times changed it became even more pronounced.

Jun 30 03:41

Obama's Torture Hypocrisy

President Barack Obama just announced that the U.S. government is determined to prosecute officials who are responsible for torturing prisoners. But there's a catch. Obama's pledge only applies to torturers working for other governments.

To mark the 25th anniversary of the Convention Against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment, Obama quietly released a statement on Friday that called on the international community "to join with the United States and the community of law-abiding nations in prohibiting, investigating, and prosecuting all acts of torture and in undertaking to prevent other cruel and unusual punishment."

Jun 30 03:35

Establishment view of Obama's civil liberties record

When Obama originally announced he would release the photos, he was attacked on seemingly every television news show by people like Lindsey Graham, Liz Cheney and Joe Lieberman for endangering the Troops, but I don't know of a single Democrats who joined in with those criticisms on the ground that the photos shouldn't be released. But as soon as Obama changed his mind and embraced the Graham/Cheney/Lieberman position, up rose hordes of Obama supporters suddely insisting that those photos must be suppressed because to release them would be to endanger the Troops. I'm still searching for any pro-photo-suppression Democrats who criticized Obama when he triggered controversy by orginally announcing he would release them.

Jun 30 03:29

Worldwide Depression: Review of Global Markets

As you have already seen this is a worldwide depression and no one will escape. Europe’s economy is already in a shambles as is the US economy. Inflation will rage all over the world, because every nation has created massive amounts of money and credit as demanded by US and British elitists. They have all overmedicated the patient. As the Broadway hit play of many years ago told us, we are going to have to go through a “Period of Adjustment.” Some nations will get off easier than others. There will be no decoupling and many nations could have revolutions.

Jun 30 02:16

Beware the Dreaded Iranian Curse

We keep making the mistake of dealing with each new foreign crisis as a distinct and unique event, rather than as part of a historical-political continuum. Here is a sad example:

In 1982, my old friend and Georgetown University Foreign Service School classmate, Sadegh Ghotbzadeh, was executed in Tehran after mounting a failed attempt to overthrow Iran’s Islamic Republic.

I cite Sadegh’s death because of the increasingly strident demands by Republicans and some pro-war Democrats for President Barack Obama to intervene in Iran’s post-electoral crisis, and his insistence that the US is keeping its hands off.

Jun 30 02:13

Obama Has the Power and Responsibility to Help Restore Democracy in Honduras

Viewed from a distance, the streets of Honduras look, smell and sound like those of Iran: expressions of popular anger - burning vehicles, large marches and calls for justice in a non-English language - aimed at a constitutional violation of the people's will (the coup took place on the eve of a poll of voters asking if the President's term should be extended); protests repressed by a small, but powerful elite backed by military force; those holding power trying to cut off communications in and out of the country.

These and other similarities between the political situation in Iran and the situation in Honduras, where military and economic and political elites ousted democratically-elected President Manuel Zelaya in a military coup condemned around the world, are obvious.

Jun 29 19:45

US soldiers leaving Iraq's cities

it's still only a withdrawal in name only with 131,000 troops still in the country.

Jun 29 19:30

Swine flu 'shows drug resistance'

(*uh-Oh !)

Jun 29 17:37

The Blair Witch Project

The remake of a 1953 show,a BBC-ABC coproduction. The show, as remakes go, was less popular, however, and had far lower ratings at least among the targeted segment of the audience.

Jun 29 16:37

Luau at the White House

Luau at the White House while the great Obama is telling Americans they must sacrifice for the good of the country.........what a joke ..

Jun 29 16:12

Fast forward into trouble

April 2002 was a turbulent month for the people of Bhutan. One of the remotest nations in the world, perched high in the snowlines of the Himalayas, suffered a crime wave. The 700,000 inhabitants of a kingdom that calls itself the Land of the Thunder Dragon had never experienced serious law-breaking before. Yet now there were reports from many towns and villages of fraud, violence and even murder...
Why was this kingdom with its head in the clouds falling victim to the kind of crime associated with urban life in America and Europe? For the Bhutanese, the only explanation seemed to be five large satellite dishes, planted in a vegetable patch, ringed by sugar-pink cosmos flowers on the outskirts of Thimphu.
In June 1999, Bhutan became the last nation in the world to turn on television.

Jun 29 15:46

US Pullout From Baghdad "Like A Wedding"

It's been too long coming, and it's still only a withdrawal in name only with 131,000 troops still in the country. But the pro-war boosters who told us the Iraqis wanted to be occupied were oh-so wrong.

June 30th has been declared "National Sovereignty Day" by the Iraqi government.

Jun 29 15:31

Losing one war? Just start another

The next time we see the grinning William Kristol on Newsnight, serenely explaining why the 'international community' may have to take military action against Iran, we should remember we've been here before, and - to paraphrase John McEnroe - remind ourselves such men should not be taken seriously

Jun 29 15:23

Elderly driver study adds wrinkle to discount

Under scrutiny for five (*5) horrific car crashes in recent weeks, elderly drivers could face higher car insurance bills, as the industry considers whether senior citizens deserve their coveted 25 percent discount.

(*Ewww! five horrific car crashes . Seems fair that every WWII , Korean , and Vietnam era senior citizen should LOSE their coveted 25 percent discount.
so much for hang in there , it'll get better .)

Jun 29 14:28

Obama Depopulation Policy Exposed!

Jun 29 13:27

Iran protests: The Onion Router, or TOR

Iran protests: TOR, anyone? June 29th, 2009
P2P | Politics:- Iran protesters, determined to share accounts of the demonstrations that have continued since the disputed elections two weeks ago, are using an encryption app originally developed by, and for, the US Navy.
It’s The Onion Router or, simply, TOR, an open source application people use to surf anonymously.
“... The Onion Router, or TOR, has become one of the most important proxies in Iran for gaining access to Web sites,” says the Washington Times, ...:“The system of proxy servers that disguise a user’s Internet traffic is now operated by a nonprofit, the Tor Project, that is independent from the U.S. government and military and is used all over the world.

Jun 29 13:21

Iran's political/military/economic partnership of power

Iran Revolutionary Guards Amass Power While Backing Ahmadinejad
By Kambiz Foroohar and Henry Meyer
June 29 (Bloomberg) -- Iran’s Revolutionary Guards, whose forces helped President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad suppress street protests over his disputed re-election, may be among the biggest winners as he moves to consolidate power.
Guards officials, having backed Ahmadinejad, may now cement their economic power, said Alireza Nader, an analyst at the Rand Corp. in Arlington, Virginia. They already control more than 100 companies in the construction, real estate and energy industries, he said.
“The IRGC’s growing economic might has increased its sense of political privilege and entitlement,” the Rand report said.

Jun 29 12:16

Was Obama's first coup d'etat in Honduras? - Key leaders of Honduras military coup trained in U.S.

At least two leaders of the coup launched in Honduras on June 28 were apparently trained at a controversial Department of Defense school based at Fort Benning, Georgia infamous for producing graduates linked to torture, death squads and other human rights abuses.

Leftist President Manuel Zelaya was kidnapped and transported to Costa Rica on Sunday morning after a growing controversy over a vote concerning term limits. Over the last week, Zelaya clashed with and eventually dismissed General Romeo Vasquez -- who is now reportedly in charge of the armed forces that abducted the Honduran president.
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Jun 29 10:46

Krugman: Denial of Catastrophic Global Warming is Treason

Holocaust “denial” in parts of Europe is punishable by prison, and I guarantee you that people like Krugman and his zealot friends will want similar legislation in the USA for “global warming denial.” I wish I were exaggerating, but I see this coming.

Jun 29 10:42

Global Warming Is a Fraud

As the years pass and data accumulate, it is becoming evident that global warming is a fraud. Climate change is natural and ongoing, but the Earth has not warmed significantly over the last thirty years. Nor has there been a single negative effect of any type that can be unambiguously attributed to global warming.

Jun 29 10:41

AIG Bailout

Click on the Chart to zoom in.

Jun 29 09:54

CIA Torture: Prisoner Crucified at Abu Ghraib Prison

Buried in this article by Jane Mayer at The New Yorker is the following statement:
"A forensic examiner found that he (the prisoner) had essentially been crucified; he died from asphyxiation after having been hung by his arms, in a hood, and suffering broken ribs," the magazine’s Jane Mayer writes in the magazine’s June 22nd issue. "Military pathologists classified the case a homicide." The date of the murder was not given.

Jun 29 09:45

Denmark finds 1st case of H1N1 resistance to Tamiflu

By Sam Cage and Teis Jensen

ZURICH/COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - Scientists have established the first case of the new H1N1 influenza strain showing resistance to Tamiflu, the main antiviral flu drug, Danish officials and the manufacturer said on Monday.

"While receiving the drug, the patient appeared to develop resistance to it," David Reddy, Roche Holding AG's pandemic taskforce leader, told reporters on a conference call on a case observed in Denmark. "This is the first report we have of it in H1N1."
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Jun 29 07:57

Latest Info: Journalist who Files BioTerrorism Charges Against WHO and UN re Swine Flu

Posted June 28th, 2009
Fwd: Journalist Files Charges against WHO and UN for Bioterrorism and Intent to Commit Mass Murder

Here is a list of the "contents"
I. Introduction: Summary of Claims
II. Factual Background
III. Evidence the "swine flu" vaccines are bioweapons
IV. Scientific evidence the "swine flu" virus is an artificial (genetically engineered) virus.
V. Scientific evidence the "swine flu" was bioengineered to resemble the Spanish flu killer virus of 1918.

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Jun 29 07:49

Supreme Court Reverses Sotomayor's decision on Firefighters Promotions

By MARK SHERMAN
The Associated Press
Monday, June 29, 2009; 10:14 AM

WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court has ruled that white firefighters in New Haven, Conn., were unfairly denied promotions because of their race, reversing a decision that high court nominee Sonia Sotomayor endorsed as an appeals court judge.

New Haven was wrong to scrap a promotion exam because no African-Americans and only two Hispanic firefighters were likely to be made lieutenants or captains based on the results, the court said Monday in a 5-4 decision. The city said that it had acted to avoid a lawsuit from minorities.
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