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Aug 28 21:38

So Long, Savannah! Loose Nukes Threaten Coast

So Long, Savannah!
Loose Nukes Threaten Coast
by Fred Dungan
"For the Air Force and the Department of Defense to now say that the plutonium devices were not on board SAC bombers in the late 1950s is just not true. Who are they kidding? Lies and fabrications are the stock in trade of how the military, politically inspired, operates."
In February 1958, a B-47 Stratojet bomber from Homestead Air Force Base in Florida had a midair collision with an F-86 Saberjet fighter southeast of Savannah and had to jettison an H-bomb in order to land safely. It was dumped in the dead of night from 12,000 feet somewhere along the southern shore of uninhabited Little Tybee Island.

Aug 28 21:36

Israel to attack Syria (and drag US into it!)?

Let me repeat what I have said in the past. Israel cannot exist without attacking someone. War is in their blood. And the U.S. should be held responsible for this disease. After all, if it were not for the U.S. supplying Israel with over $3 billion a year in the most sophisticated weapons Israel would not be the monster it is today.

Aug 28 20:02

Army hero who lost a leg in Afghanistan denied a disabled parking permit by council bosses 'because he might get better'

A hero soldier who lost a leg in Afghanistan has been denied a disabled parking badge three times by council bosses.

Lance Corporal Johno Lee has clocked up £800 in fines for parking in disabled bays in his home town of Newark, Nottinghamshire, on days when he uses a wheelchair or feels unable to walk very far.

When he first applied to Nottinghamshire County Council for a blue badge, he was advised he was young and 'may get better'.

Aug 28 19:58

Cold empties Bolivian rivers of fish

With high Andean peaks and a humid tropical forest, Bolivia is a country of ecological extremes. But during the Southern Hemisphere's recent winter, unusually low temperatures in part of the country's tropical region hit freshwater species hard, killing an estimated 6 million fish and thousands of alligators, turtles and river dolphins.

Aug 28 19:53

Finland suspends H1N1 vaccines after children suffer narcolepsy from vaccinations

Shortly after Australia banned flu vaccines in children due to an alarming increase in vomiting, fevers and seizures caused by the vaccines, Finland has now suspended H1N1 vaccines due to increased reports of narcolepsy in children and teens. Narcolepsy is a nervous system disorder characterized by extreme fatigue and daytime sleepiness. It indicates a serious malfunction of the brain and nervous system.

Aug 28 19:50

New Orleans: Destroyed by Presidential Negligence

Bush cut the levee strengthening funds to help pay for his war in Iraq, a war started with lies. This is not wise leadership. It is reckless "loot the treasury to pay for phony wars" leadership. Bush has, through incompetence, wrecked a major US city just as thoroughly as any terrorist could ever hope to do.

Aug 28 19:48

Farmer sues French MoD after two low-flying fighter planes 'frighten 4,800 chickens to death'

A French farmer is suing his country’s Ministry of Defence after two low-flying fighter jets caused 4,800 of his chickens to drop dead.

Etienne Le Mehaute said there was an 'almighty din' when the planes passed over his farm in Pelguien, Brittany, on Tuesday afternoon.

'We were having lunch when there this enormous roar of engines,' said Mr Le Mahaute. ‘We could feel the shockwaves down our back.

‘The chickens were absolutely terrified and thousands dropped dead. We piled their bodies up and there were some 4,800 who did not pull through.’

Aug 28 19:43

9/11's forgotten victims: 'We're living in a toxic time bomb'

The terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center on 11 September 2001 are seared on our collective consciousness. But few people know that the tragedy left a toxic legacy that will claim more lives than those lost on the day itself. Lorien Haynes reports on the fight for health and justice by rescue workers who were engulfed by the deadly dust cloud

Aug 28 19:41

Family win 18 year fight over MMR damage to son: £90,000 payout is first since concerns over vaccine surfaced

A mother whose son suffered severe brain damage after he was given the controversial MMR vaccine as a baby has been awarded £90,000 compensation.

The judgment is the first of its kind to be revealed since concerns were raised about the safety of the triple jab.

Robert Fletcher, 18, is unable to talk, stand unaided or feed himself.

He endures frequent epileptic fits and requires round-the-clock care from his parents Jackie and John, though he is not autistic.

He suffered the devastating effects after being given the combined measles, mumps and rubella vaccine when he was 13 months old.

Aug 28 19:02

‘Blue Flu’ cases spreading around Gulf

“Blue Flu” infecting people along the Gulf of Mexico, other southern states?

Some people are calling it the BP Flu. But it is commonly being called the Blue Flu, because the alleged symptoms include blue lips and skin; and it’s scaring the hell out of people all around the Gulf area –from Texas to Florida.

This Blue Flu is separate from people experiencing something called TILT, or “Toxic-Induced Loss of Tolerance.” TILT is something that hit some of the folks who had been working on the massive cleanup surrounding the oil spill. Symptoms from TILT include eyes and skin being irritated, headaches and dizzines.

People with TILT are typically those who were in the immediate area of the spill, mostly those directly involved with the cleanup. Those suffering from Blue Flu are an entirely different matter. These are people who were not in direct contact with the spill, or the cleanup chemicals. They simply live in the south, near the Gulf.

Symptoms include swollen glands, notably in the neck, fever, vomiting, headache, bluish lip color, numbness in fingers and toes. The most alarming symptom being reported is “severe symptomatic cyanosis.” This is the entire body turning blue, a discoloration of the skin.

Aug 28 18:55

BP Investigation Blocked By Senate

The senate blocks investigation of BP.

The House voted 420 to 1 to give the presidential commission investigating the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico full subpoena power.

The Senate blocked it.

No subpoena powers. No real investigation.

---Comment---

Even if the President had subpoena power to investigate BP oil, would he even use it? I have a doubt. -- kdtroxel

“Free enterprise ended in the United States a good many years ago. Big oil, big steel, big agriculture avoid the open marketplace. Big corporations fix prices among themselves and drive out the small entrepreneur. In their conglomerate forms, the huge corporations have begun to challenge the legitimacy of the state.” – Gore Vidal

Aug 28 17:48

OVERDOSE: The Next Financial Crisis

“OVERDOSE: The Next Financial Crisis, 1/3” This movie summarizes in layman's terms why the economy crashed and that the worst is yet to come.

“OVERDOSE: The Next Financial Crisis, 2/3”

“OVERDOSE: The Next Financial Crisis, 3/3”

Aug 28 16:41

How A Hero in New Orleans Was Arrested, Labeled A Terrorist And Imprisoned

Today, a personal story of a national tragedy. Five years ago, Hurricane Katrina struck New Orleans. Abdulrahman Zeitoun, a Syrian-born New Orleans building contractor, stayed in the city while his wife and children left to Baton Rouge. He paddled the flooded streets in his canoe and helped rescue many of his stranded neighbors.

Days later, armed police and National Guardsmen arrested him and accused him of being a terrorist. He was held for nearly a month, most of which he was not allowed to call his wife, Kathy.

Aug 28 16:38

Kulula : An Airline With A Sense Of Humor

An Airline With A Sense Of Humor
Posted on August 28, 2010 by Steve
You have seen these pictures, but be sure to read the announcements.
Must see the Pics!
Kulula is a low-cost South-African airline that doesn’t take itself too seriously. Its head office is situated in Johannesburg. Kulula airline attendants make an effort to make the in-flight “safety lecture” and announcements a bit more entertaining. Here are some real examples that have been heard or reported:

Aug 28 16:24

Checkpoint: A Video Documentary

An ambulance is stopped, and the sick people inside brought out to explain their ailments. A mother is separated from her very young children. Young Palestinians laugh and throw snowballs at Israeli soldiers, who jovially respond in kind. One Israeli soldier harasses a pretty Palestinian girl. Another refers to the Arabs as "animals," and suggests the documentary crew is making a film for the Discovery Channel. Palestinians wait in the pouring rain while an Israeli soldier eats his lunch.

Aug 28 15:08

Confirmed: Corexit Still Being Sprayed in the Gulf

The City's test results have now come back, showing 66 parts per million of dispersant.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

EPA has found that exposure to 42 parts per million killed 50% of mysid shrimp within 4 days

Aug 28 12:44

Local farms could be illegal

George Hemminger says that as many people are feeling the economic downturn hit them, they are growing their own food. However, the government might try to take that choice away from the people as well by passing a bill that would make it illegal to clean and store seeds.

Aug 28 12:38

Mainstream 9/11: The Art of Overlooking the Obvious

Battalion Chief Palmer: "Battalion Seven ... Ladder 15, we've got two isolated pockets of fire. We should be able to knock it down with two lines. Radio that, 78th floor numerous 10-45 Code Ones."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

No raging inferno in the towers.

Aug 28 12:37

Woman Waving From WTC 1 Impact Area

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The official US Government story of 9-11 is that a raging inferno able to melt steel was burning from the time of the impact until the actual collapse of the building, yet as can be seen here, the impact site was cool enough for people to peak out of the opening.

Aug 28 12:35

9/11 News Videos Reporting WTC Explosions

"We started walking down to the eighth floor. Big Explosion. Blew us back into the eighth floor."

Aug 28 12:34

9/11 Firefighters: Bombs and Explosions in the WTC

Edmund McNally phoned his wife Liz twice following the [WTC 2] aircraft impact. Mr McNally said in his second phone call "Liz, this was a terrorist attack. I can hear explosions below me." [NY Times]

Tom Elliott, WTC 2 survivor: They saw only two firemen going up. They told them there had been an explosion near the 60th floor. [csmonitor]
Kim White, WTC 1 survivor: "We got down as far as the 74th floor ... Then there was another explosion, so we left again by the stairwell." [People]

Explosions occurred below the aircraft impact levels in both towers prior to the collapses.

Aug 28 12:28

CASPER OPINION: AUGUST 28, 2010

From Jackson Hole Helicopter Ben says he and his helicopter are ready with more of the same, debts and deficits, and the Market jumps 160 points. As the 'world' says NO louder and louder, no more toilet paper money, Ben and the Corporation prepare another tsunami of debt in pursuit of 'the Status Quo' which is intentionally bankrupting the country. Having already admitted they are Monetizing the Debt they now say more and more of the same will result in a different outcome than experienced to date.
Deeper and deeper into the Black Hole announced from Jackson Hole.

Aug 28 12:13

Gov't won't increase electricity to Gaza

Israel has balked at a request to boost the amount of electricity it supplies to the Gaza Strip on the grounds that it does not want to cooperate with the Hamas government there.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The real motive finally on display.

Aug 28 12:12

KATRINA DIDN’T DO IT …. WE WERE BUSH’D

Five years ago this week, a beast drowned New Orleans. Don’t blame Katrina: the lady never, in fact, touched the city. The hurricane swept east of it.

You want to know the name of the S.O.B. who attacked New Orleans? Locals call him “Mr. Go” – the Mississippi River-Gulf Outlet (MR-GO).

MR-GO was undoubtedly the most bone-headed, deadly insane project ever built by the Army Corps of Engineers. It’s a 76-mile long canal, straight as a gun barrel, running right up from the Gulf of Mexico to the heart of New Orleans.

Aug 28 11:57

Alabama Charges BP, Transocean For BP Gulf Oil Spill Coverup and Using Dangerous Toxic Dispersants

Now if we can only get other states to follow suit AND add a few more defendants to the list like the cronies in the Government who are allowing this to happen.

WKRG News 5 in Alabama reports that the Attorney General of Alabama has filed charges against BP and Transocean for covering up the BP Gulf Oil Spill and using a dangerous and highly toxic choice of chemical dispersants among other things.

Aug 28 11:47

Gov't won't increase electricity to Gaza

Israel has balked at a request to boost the amount of electricity it supplies to the Gaza Strip on the grounds that it does not want to cooperate with the Hamas government there.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This vindictive pettiness has nothing to do with preventing terrorism, and everything to do with punishing the people of Gaza, particularly the medically fragile components of Gazan society.

Aug 28 11:33

America Facing Depression and Bankruptcy

"Twenty countries (including America) are headed into bankruptcy and more will follow. That brings up the subject of state debt in the US. America has been in an inflationary depression for 18 months. States have been cutting back for two years," but still face huge budget gaps required to be closed....2011 will be a terrible year (with) 80% of states expect(ing) deficits of more than $200 billion. 2012 looks even worse." Most worrisome, "there is no recovery and there never has been....the US economy and financial system is comatose." The worst is yet to come and will hit hard on arrival.

Aug 28 11:31

Israel warns Palestinians about mobilizing international support against the occupation

Israel warns Palestinians about mobilizing international support against the occupation. The Israeli government has issued a statement warning Palestinians of the consequences of their efforts to extend a permanent appeal to the international community about Israel's occupation. Issued by the Foreign Ministry, the document warns against Palestinian efforts to draw the attention of various UN agencies to Israel's practices and human rights violations in the occupied territories and inside Israel itself.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

GOOD FOR THE PALESTINIANS!

Aug 28 11:29

Obama to escalate slaughter in Yemen

Yemen, like Afghanistan and Iraq before it, is being targeted not to eradicate terrorism—the killing of civilians with cruise missiles and drone attacks will only produce more recruits for terrorist attacks—but because of its strategic location, bordering Saudi Arabia, the number-one oil exporter, and the vital Bab al-Mandab strait, through which three million barrels of oil pass daily.

Aug 28 11:22

Death of the First Amendment: The "Nazification" of the United States

In pursuit of hegemony over both the world and its own subjects, the US government is shutting down the First Amendment and turning criticism of the government into an act of “domestic extremism,” a capital crime punishable by execution, just as it was in Hitler’s Germany and Stalin’s Russia.

Initially German courts resisted Hitler’s illegal acts. Hitler got around the courts by creating a parallel court system, like the Bush regime did with its military tribunals. It won’t be long before a decision of the US Supreme Court will not mean anything. Any decision that goes against the regime will simply be ignored.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

One has to wonder at what point someone with a reasoned, logical argument against US foreign or domestic policies will become "an enemy of the state", to be "dealt with" through indefinite incarceration without due process, or extrajudicial assassination?

Unfortunately, with Obama's having sanctioned extrajudicial assassination of Americans, we are already there.

Aug 28 11:16

Hitler had Jewish blood


Adolf Hitler may well have been related to both Jews and Africans.

Aug 28 11:12

Why General Petraeus’ Assassination Inc. Threatens Us All

The truth that many Americans find hard to take is that that mass U.S. assassination on a scale unequaled in world history lies at the heart of America’s military strategy in the Muslim world, a policy both illegal and never seriously debated by Congress or the American people. Conducting assassination operations throughout the 1.3 billion-strong Muslim world will inevitably increase the murder of civilians and thus create exponentially more "enemies," as Gen. McChrystal suggests—posing a major long-term threat to U.S. national security. This mass assassination program, sold as defending Americans, is actually endangering us all.

Aug 28 11:06

Pakistan's Predicament: An Environmental and Humanitarian Crisis Coupled with a Staggering Foreign Debt

Today Pakistan’s external debt amounts to 54 billion dollars with 3 billion paid back every year. This debt, which exploded after 2000, is largely odious. The former regime of General Pérez Musharraf was a strategic ally of the US in the region, particularly after 9/11. Major creditors never baulked at granting Musharraf the funds he needed to pursue his policies. In the fall of 2001 the US asked for Pakistan’s support in its war against Afghanistan. Musharraf had accepted that his country be used as a support base for US troops and those of its allies. Later the Musharraf regime contracted more debts, with the active help of the World Bank and major powers.

Aug 28 11:00

This Economy Is Ripping The Dignity Of Millions Of Unemployed Americans To Shreds

f you can still put a roof over your head and food on the table for your family, you should consider yourself to be very fortunate. There are millions of Americans out there right now that are really, really suffering. The cold, hard reality of it is that there aren't even close to enough jobs out there for everyone right now. It is almost as if we are all caught in a really bizarre game of musical chairs where the losers get stripped of their tickets to the middle class. What this horrible economy is doing to the dignity of millions of middle class Americans is incredibly saddening.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Unfortunately, the economic policies of this government are exacerbating the problem.

We need to:

1. Abolish the Federal Reserve, and have the government issue its own money, as originally intended by the Founding Fathers.

2. Slash taxes and spending (primarily on these illegal and immoral wars without end.)

3. Create incentives for companies to bring back our manufacturing base.

Aug 28 10:52

UN: 1 million more displaced by Pakistan floods

Hundreds of thousands of Pakistanis fled floodwaters Friday after the surging River Indus smashed through levees in two places, but many refused to leave the danger zone while others took shelter in an ancient graveyard for Muslim saints.

The new flooding came after the Taliban issued a veiled threat against foreign aid workers helping out in the crisis, a development likely to complicate the massive relief effort. More than 8 million people are in need of emergency assistance across the country.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It is hard to get one's head around the magnitude of this disaster, and the misery it has caused Pakistan's people.

International aid efforts don't seem to be moving very rapidly here, and the Pakistani government appears to be clueless in terms of helping their people receive the basic necessities of life.

Aug 28 10:44

Yemen Opposes US Escalation

The Yemeni government issued a statement yesterday rejecting the talk of a massive US escalation of attacks in their country, saying that they were more than capable of “annihilating” the al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) movement and anyone else.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And just what, pray tell, is Yemen's President, Ali Selah, going to be able to do to prevent further US escalation of military attacks?

One big, fat, hairy nothing, that's what.

Just as happened with Pakistan's civilian and military leadership, if Saleh wants US aid to keep flowing (one might imagine, into his and his crony's pockets rather than the pockets of his desperately poor citizens) he will gladly accept the increasing US drone attacks against his own people.

Of course, all this escalation will do is drive those left standing from these attacks even deeper into the embrace of Yemen's insurgencies, just as is happening in Pakistan and Afghanistan right now.

Aug 28 10:36

Exclusive: James Cameron’s Chickened Out of Global Warming Debates Before

I have just learned that an earlier challenge to Humphries made by this same proxy, environmental activist Richard Greene, followed the same nonsensical pattern that involves Cameron inviting you, encouraging you to incur costs, and then finding an absurd reason to cancel at the last minute.

Aug 28 10:36

At Least 115 Killed in Several Days of Mogadishu Fighting

Local media outlets are reporting that the Ethiopian military has returned to Somalia and fought alongside troops loyal to the self-proclaimed Somali “government” against al-Shabaab militants.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

As reported at:

http://www.indexmundi.com/somalia/natural_resources.html

Somalia Natural resources:

"uranium and largely unexploited reserves of iron ore, tin, gypsum, bauxite, copper, salt, natural gas, likely oil reserves "

It is because of this that the US is fighting a proxy war for control of these resources, combined with Somalia's geographical significance, bordering both the Gulf of Aden and the Indian ocean

Aug 28 10:28

NATO Kills Six Children in Afghanistan Air Strike

In the wake of an attack on an apparent Taliban attack on a police station in the Kunar Province, NATO warplanes bombed a group of small children between the ages of 6-12, killing six of them and wounding one other.

The children were collecting scrap metal on a nearby mountain. There were apparently no Taliban at the site of the attack, according to local police. NATO said it was “aware” of the reports and is investigating.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Looks as though NATO is "winning the hearts and minds of the Afghan people" by assassinating their children, I see.

Aug 28 10:26

Pilots Concerned Over Increase in Laser-Strikes at Honolulu Airport

Pilots taking-off and landing at Honolulu International Airport are reporting more and more cases of laser beams shining into their cockpits.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Somebody on the ground has really good aiming skills to be able to pull that off! I mean, the plane is going maybe 140 on approach, and approach into Honolulu is over the water of the Pacific, the far side of the runway also abuts the waters of Honolulu harbor, which means the only point from which to direct a laser beam at the front of the aircraft on approach is about a mile away somewhere near Aloha Tower. And, if we are to believe this story, someone with a hand held laser pointer is able to hit not just the aircraft, not just the cockpit windows, not just the pilot's face, but his EYES?!?!?

Why am I having a hard time believing this one?

Of course, there is that small matter of numerous military bases in the vicinity, who might be playing with their toys. Prior to the accidental shoot down of TWA 800 near Long Island, pilots had repeatedly complained that the Aegis development centers were constantly testing their powerful radars on civilian traffic, often disrupting their flight instruments.

Aug 28 10:24

Massive protests rock Kashmir Valley

The protest comes a day after a teenager was killed in a fresh round of violence.

The government forces have responded by imposing curfews and restrictions on people's movement.

Business centers, schools and government offices remained closed in the volatile Himalayan valley.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

What the Indian government is doing here will only make things worse.

It is high time that the long-promised referendum for Kashmiri self-determination take place, so that the bloodshed ends here, once and for all.

Of course, that would be logical.

Aug 28 10:19

India cancels China defense exchanges

China refused to issue a visa to the General Officer Commanding in Chief in Jammu and Kashmir, Lt. Gen. BS Jaswal.

The commander is responsible for Indian army operations in the Muslim-majority disputed region.

Kashmir has witnessed protests against Indian rule triggered by recent killings blamed on government forces. Sixty-four people have lost their lives in two months of violence. The New Delhi government's refusal to send a word of apology over the slayings and the reluctance shown by the Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to order an end to shootings have added to the anger of protestors.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is a very significant position for the Chinese government to take, and will be interpreted as such from the many Middle Eastern countries with which China does business.

Unfortunately, this position, however, will do nothing to relieve the problems of China's Muslim Uighur minority living in and around Xinjiang province in Western China, which continues to be a flashpoint for violence just as Kashmir is for India.

Aug 28 10:14

Breaking News! Islamofascists Detected on Pluto!

Breaking News folks. Osama Bin Laden has been found! According to "terrorist hunter", Jew Rita Katz, her terrorist huntin' organization SITE Intel Group has detected and translated an intergalactic radio transmission coming from planet Pluto. The translation appeared as such: "It's me bitches, bad boy Bin Laden. To all American infidels..... BOO!"

Aug 28 10:12

A quarter of Katrina aid money still unspent

BILOXI, Miss. — More than a quarter of the $20 billion in Housing and Urban Development relief funds that were earmarked for Gulf Coast states after Hurricane Katrina remains unspent five years after the storm, a fact noticed by at least one congressional leader who's eager to spend it elsewhere.

In June, U.S. Sen. Tom Coburn of Oklahoma, the top Republican on the Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, ordered data from the Department of Housing and Urban Development on how much remains unspent from the Community Development Block Grants that were earmarked in hurricane relief funds for Gulf Coast states after the 2005 storms. The answer: about $5.4 billion, comprising $3 billion of the $13 billion earmarked for Louisiana and $2 billion of the $5.5 billion for Mississippi.

Aug 28 10:08

US: $1.9M in computers for kids missing in Iraq

The U.S. military is demanding to know what happened to $1.9 million worth of computers purchased by American taxpayers and intended for Iraqi schoolchildren that have instead been auctioned off by Iraqi officials for less than $50,000, the military said Friday.

The U.S. press release was a rare public admission by the military of the loss of American taxpayer money in Iraq and an equally rare criticism of Iraqi officials with whom the Americans are trying to partner as the military hands over more and more responsibility and withdraws troops from the country.

A shipment of computers intended for schoolchildren in the central Babil province was found to have been auctioned on Aug. 16 for $45,700 _ before the computers could be sent to the province, the U.S. military said.

The computers were auctioned off by a senior Iraqi official at the southern port of Umm Qasr, the statement said.

Aug 28 10:05

Vietnam Veterans Want CIA Sanctioned

SAN FRANCISCO (CN) - The Vietnam Veterans of America asked a federal judge to impose sanctions on the Central Intelligence Agency, for failing to produce documents on the CIA's testing of hundreds of kinds of drugs - including sarin and phosgene nerve gas and LSD - on thousands of soldiers.

The Vietnam Veterans of America sued the CIA in January 2009, claiming the agency had experimented on soldiers at Edgewood Arsenal and Fort Detrick, Md., testing the effects of mind-controlling drugs.

The VVA says soldiers were treated "in the same capacity as laboratory rats or guinea pigs." The underlying federal complaint claims that at least 7,800 soldiers were subjected to "at least 250, but as many as 400 chemical and biological agents."

Aug 28 10:04

Man Arrested For Holding “Impeach Obama” Sign

Note: It is an absolute disgrace what the police have become in the United States. Their brutality is escalating, and no one is immune as this video shows. A veteran exercising his free speech has no rights in America. For anyone who believes that this is acceptable because he is hurling an insult at the president, I would remind you that the president is not the government; the people are the government. If this type of free speech is restricted today -- and you agree with it -- your free speech will be eliminated tomorrow. -- Michael Edwards

Aug 28 10:03

ARAB/ISRAELI CONFLICT MOVES TO THE NET

Head of Palestinian Journalists Syndicate says organization to set up editing groups to ensure Palestinian view is presented online. ‘Next regional war will be media war,’ he says

Aug 28 10:01

THE ‘DREAM’ TURNED NIGHTMARE

The end of the speech are the words that are best remembered….
And when this happens, when we allow freedom to ring, when we let it ring from every village and every hamlet, from every state and every city, we will be able to speed up that day when all of God’s children, black men and white men, Jews and Gentiles, Protestants and Catholics, will be able to join hands and sing in the words of the old Negro spiritual: Free at last! Free at last! Thank God Almighty, we are free at last!

Aug 28 10:00

WHAT ‘DIRECT TALKS’ WON’T BE DEALING WITH

Please watch this especially the unprovoked abduction of Kobi, an Israeli peace activist and the unprovoked attack with gas canisters that injured people. They also detained Matan (not shown on video) who was released a short while later. Kobi was released also but will have to face trial.

Aug 28 10:00

NO CONDITIONS = NO PEACE

Direct negotiations might start, but Israel will continue on the ground to undermine peace, writes Khalid Amayreh in Ramallah

Aug 28 09:59

Is the US Pulling the Plug on Iraqi Workers?

Early in the morning of July 21, police stormed the offices of the Iraqi Electrical Utility Workers Union in Basra, the poverty-stricken capital of Iraq's oil-rich south. A shamefaced officer told Hashmeya Muhsin, the first woman to head a national union in Iraq, that they'd come to carry out the orders of Electricity Minister Hussain al-Shahristani to shut the union down. As more police arrived, they took the membership records, the files documenting often-atrocious working conditions, the leaflets for demonstrations protesting Basra's agonizing power outages, the computers and the phones. Finally, Muhsin and her coworkers were pushed out and the doors locked.

Shahristani's order prohibits all trade union activity in the plants operated by the ministry, closes union offices, and seizes control of union assets from bank accounts to furniture. The order says the ministry will determine what rights have been given to union officers, and take them all away. Anyone who protests, it says, will be arrested under Iraq's Anti-Terrorism Act of 2005.

---Comment---

The Iraqi invasion morphed into the ideal of spreading Democracy into the middle east; now we are seeing the results of this failed justification. “Democracy is a social invention of and by the people it is meant to govern, anything less is a fraud.” – kdtroxel

Aug 28 09:56

Obama says Iraq war 'ending,' calls country 'sovereign'

Three days before the official end of the US combat mission in Iraq, US President Barack Obama said on Saturday that the war in the country was "ending" and called Iraq a "sovereign" nation free to determine its own destiny.

On Tuesday, after more than seven years, the United States of America will end its combat mission in Iraq and take an important step forward in responsibly ending the Iraq war," Obama said in his weekly radio address.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Memo to President Obama: you have not ended the war in Iraq, but merely rebranded it.

The violence, devastation, lack of infrastructure and lack of anything remotely resembling a functional government all speak volumes to this reality.

Aug 28 09:51

Gene Simmons Says The Fed Should Be Eliminated

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I am going to have to change my opinion of the man!

Aug 28 09:49

Veterans’ group: CIA blocking lawsuit over experiments on troops

An advocacy group working on behalf of Vietnam veterans has asked a federal judge in California to sanction the CIA, saying the spy agency has been blocking efforts to uncover its role in alleged experiments on US soldiers from the 1950s to 1970s.

The Vietnam Veterans of America filed a lawsuit on behalf of six Vietnam War veterans in January, 2009, claiming that the CIA had used an estimated 7,800 US service members as "guinea pigs" in experiments involving "at least 250, but as many as 400 chemical and biological agents," according to Courthouse News.

Among the chemicals the lawsuit alleges were used on the soldiers were LSD, sarin and phosgene nerve gases, cyanide, PCP and even THC, the active ingredient in marijuana.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Unflipping believable.

This lawsuit should go forward, these documents should be released, and every single Vet who had these experiments done to them without their consent should be compensated, and well, period, end of discussion.

Aug 28 09:48

FLASHBACK - Boats reach Gaza despite blockade

Two vessels carrying 46 international human rights activists have reached the Gaza Strip, despite Israel's strict 14-month siege of the Palestinian territory.

The end of the mission to symbolically break the siege came after Israel backed down from an earlier warning to the 'Free Gaza' protest group not to breach the blockade.

Aug 28 09:34

Analyst: Citigroup Is Cooking the Books

An all-out war has broken out between Citigroup CEO Vikram Pandit and a prominent securities analyst who is saying that the big bank may be cooking the books by inflating its earnings through an accounting gimmick, FOX Business Network has learned.

The analyst, Mike Mayo, of the securities firm CLSA, has been telling investors that Citigroup (C: 3.75 ,0.00 ,0.00%) should take a writedown, or a loss on some $50 billion of “deferred-tax assets,” or DTAs. That is a tax credit the firm has on its financial statement
that Mayo says is inflating profits at the big bank by as much as $10 billion

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Ken Lay would be proud!

Aug 28 09:33

We Need A Revolution, Not A Movement

The elections of 2008 (and the early elections of 2010) produced two significant phenomena: the “Ron Paul Revolution,” and the “Tea Party Movement.” And, mark it down: both of them will have profound effects upon the upcoming November elections–and upon the 2012 elections as well. Call them what you want, however, America doesn’t need another movement; it needs a genuine revolution.

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As time goes on, I love this animation more and more, for some strange reason......

Aug 28 09:32

Apartheid Israel: Education ministry approves new 'whites-only' settlement school

74 white girls who have been studying in a building next to the school will now be allowed to study in whites-only classrooms that are privately funded, as their parents claim they do not want their girls to study in racially-mixed classrooms.

Aug 28 09:25

America Facing Depression And Bankruptcy

"Twenty countries (including America) are headed into bankruptcy and more will follow. That brings up the subject of state debt in the US. America has been in an inflationary depression for 18 months. States have been cutting back for two years," but still face huge budget gaps required to be closed....2011 will be a terrible year (with) 80% of states expect(ing) deficits of more than $200 billion. 2012 looks even worse." Most worrisome, "there is no recovery and there never has been....the US economy and financial system is comatose." The worst is yet to come and will hit hard on arrival.

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Save time. Revolt now.

Aug 28 09:19

Ten Candidates File Suit as 'Massive Improprieties, Tampering' Seen in Shelby County, TN, Election

Election Watchdog: 'Most brutal voter disenfranchisement, election tampering case we have witnessed yet...like watching a 2 week bank robbery in process'...

"Wildest election tampering yet in memphis," Harris' detailed text message read. "7 out of eight candidates black in black locations with 70 percent dems but white republican sweep."

"Ten candidates filed lawsuit today," the message continued, as she explained that over the past two weeks she and Pynchon "watched as [election officials] wheeled cartloads of computers out of the building. Thousands and thousands of votes don't add up...poll tapes in trash and much more."

"Even the candidates could not get their own results and were told they were 'not available,'" she wrote. "They certified [the elections] and STILL did not give out results until threatened by a lawyer and even then the results said 'unofficial'. There is hilarious video of repub lawyer shouting 'keep those women away from me!'"...

"Stand-Off On Shelby County Voting Numbers" Video Link: http://www.wreg.com/videobeta/b6aecad0-b3ff-4fbd-a9a5-276facde9e95/New...

Aug 28 09:18

Travelling light, Obama-style: 20-vehicle convoy, SWAT team, Air Force One and nuclear codes accompany him on holiday

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(Reader comment) You know America is in trouble whenever Obama takes a holiday. It's his way of avoiding problems. Health care being debated..... go on a holiday. Oil spill in gulf.... go on a holiday. Illegal Immigration problems.... Go on a holiday.

This is his 7th or 8th holiday since January. He's making Bush look like a hard worker.

Aug 28 09:16

Boycott of Theater in Israeli Settlement Grows

Dozens of Israel theater professionals have signed a letter protesting plans, announced this week, for Israeli theater companies to perform in a new cultural center nearing completion in Ariel, a West Bank settlement built on a site chosen by Ariel Sharon, Israel’s former leader.

Aug 28 09:14

Boycott Philly? Why Philadelphia's Licensing and Taxing of Blogs is Creeping Fascism

The recent decision by the City of Philadelphia in Pennsylvania to require a Business Privilege License ($50 a year or lifetime cost of $300) of blogs and that the blogs be taxed on any profits has generated a well deserved outcry from free marketers across the country. Many have invoked Chief Justice John Marshall's famous words, "The power to tax involves the power to destroy." They are right, this will be the end of independent blogging in Philadelphia and around the world when this spreads across countries.

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Aug 28 09:13

What You Will Not Hear About Iraq

Iraq has between 25 and 50 percent unemployment, a dysfunctional parliament, rampant disease, an epidemic of mental illness, and sprawling slums. The killing of innocent people has become part of daily life. What a havoc the United States has wreaked in Iraq.

Aug 28 09:12

National Debt Poses Security Threat, Mullen Says

The single biggest threat to national security is the national debt, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said yesterday, underscoring the importance of good fiscal stewardship and a need to stimulate economic growth.

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Actually, what we need to do is grab the assholes who ran up that debt without our permission, try them as traitors who put our national security on jeopardy, hang the lot of them, repudiate the odious debts associated with wars of conquest and start over with a clean slate for everyone.

Aug 28 09:08

Elie Weisel and the “Jewish Spirit”.

This weasel easel was quoted in Haarets as saying “hard to believe that such a thing is happening in Israel. Where is the Jewish spirit, the Jewish ethics and the Jewish compassion”. In all these years of hearing this creep, reading his bullshit moralist essays, he never open his mouth or utter one word questioning Israeli policy of ethnic cleansing of Palestinians from their homes in East Jerusalem where more than 88,000 lost their rights of residency to live in East Jerusalem due to Israeli laws that makes it almost impossible for any Arab to remain in and live in East Jerusalem.

Aug 28 08:48

Letters to editors - Mosque dispute threatens freedoms

In my view, even more important than the sanctity of ground zero is the sanctity of our freedoms of religion and speech. In that light, any invisible boundary near ground zero that restricts those freedoms is, in fact, un-American.

Moreover, using the distorted logic of the mosque's opponents, no Christian church should be located anywhere near the site of the Oklahoma City bombing. After all, wasn't Timothy McVeigh raised in such a church? The sooner we stop running scared, and start practicing what our Constitution preaches, the better nation we'll be.

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I wonder if this is a reader of this site? :)

Aug 28 08:37

Pamela Geller, Anti-Islamic Center Activist, Brings Fight Against Islam To Chicago Cabs

Pamela Geller, who has been dubbed the "Queen of Muslim Bashers" and leads the "Stop the Islamization of America" movement, has purchased ads this summer on top of 25 Chicago cabs, the Chicago Tribune reports.

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You will hate the people we tell you to hate!

You will hate the people we tell you to hate!

You will hate the people we tell you to hate!

You will hate the people we tell you to hate!

You will hate the people we tell you to hate!

Aug 28 08:35

Pro-Israel extremists have campaigned against an Islamic cultural center before

Geller is a regular commentator on the far-right Israeli radio network Arutz Sheva. Together they created a front-group to promote the anti-Muslim crusade called Stop Islamization of America. The campaign of slander against the “Ground Zero Mosque” was first mainstreamed in the Murdoch-owned New York Post and has been trumpeted relentlessly by Fox News, as well as by Neocon operatives like Bill Kristol and Liz Cheney.

Why? Because promoting a “culture-clash” between the “West” and Islam is seen as a way to bolster support for Israel and to sustain a permanent US “War on Terror.”

Aug 28 08:33

THE J WORD

“He’s a hater!” she shouted. Her words spewed out like napalm, silencing the room for a long burning moment. Finally, with her arms smugly crossed, she delivered the coup de grace. “You’re an anti-Semite.”

That broke the spell — the magic words. Immediately, the template of responses to this tired banner of hypocrisy appeared on my mindscreen.

They burst out of my mouth.

Aug 28 08:23

Megaphone desktop tool - How Israel hijacks the blog-o-sphere

The Megaphone Desktop Tool gives the user the option of going to a particular site with a poll, and if the user chooses to go to the site, the software then casts a vote automatically, when this is technically feasible. The vote is chosen by the distributors of Megaphone.

Aug 28 07:55

EPA Surrenders to NRA on Gun Control Issue

In a swift and unexpected decision, the Environmental Protection Agency today rejected a petition from environmental groups to ban the use of lead in bullets and shotgun shells, claiming it doesn't have jurisdiction to weigh on the controversial Second Amendment issue.

Aug 28 07:54

The Elites Have Lost The Right to Rule

In the end, the elites will be overthrown and a power vacuum will form. The transition period will be extremely difficult as the elites will fight their demise to the end. For you see, they care nothing for you they care about their power and control. Nevertheless, rulers have always only ruled by the will (or apathy) of the people and when the people become overly taxed and abused they always rebel. The main thing to think about is what kind of society do we want to rebuild from the ashes. I am of the view that it must be a return to the Constitution and an elimination of central banking power and secrecy. Let’s not fall for a demagogue or be pushed into a war when things are at their worst.

Aug 28 07:08

40 Bizarre Statistics That Reveal The Horrifying Truth About The Collapse Of The U.S. Economy

Most Americans still appear to be operating under the delusion that the "recession" will soon pass and that things will get back to "normal" very soon. Unfortunately, that is not anywhere close to the truth. What we are now witnessing are the early stages of the complete and total breakdown of the U.S. economic system. The U.S. government, state governments, local governments, businesses and American consumers have collectively piled up debt that is equivalent to approximately 360 percent of GDP. At no point during the Great Depression (or at any other time during our history) did we ever come close to such a figure. We have piled up the biggest mountain of debt that the world has ever seen, and now that gigantic debt bubble is beginning to pop.

Aug 28 06:48

The battle for Wikipedia: Palestinians counter Israeli editing group

After a rightist group opened the first-ever Zionist editing group aimed at defending Israel on Wikipedia, a Palestinian organization plans to create its own Wikipedia editing program.

Palestinian Journalists Syndicate head Abdul Nasser An-Najar told the Bethlehem-based Maan news agency that his organization plans to set up editing groups to counter attempts to present Israel's view on Wikipedia. He urged the Palestinian Authority to take part in the initiative.

An-Najar warned that the next regional war would be a “media war,” adding that online information on the Israeli-Arab conflict shapes world opinion.

Aug 28 06:43

Israeli Myths (Part I)

The myth of God's Chosen People in God's Promised Land: this is the mother lode of all Israeli myths, and since it gives birth to all the Israeli myths it will be discussed in some length. The myth states that Judaic god had elevated the Jews and chose them over the rest of his creation to be his chosen race while the rest of nations are designated to be their slaves. This divine racist ideology is thousands times more dangerous and worse than the social racist Nazi ideology of the Master Aryan Race, for discussing and refuting social ideology is permissible, but discussing religious ideology is considered blasphemy.

Aug 28 06:32

Pentagon seeks anti-WikiLeaks technology

Evidently stung by the massive WikiLeaks dump of classified data about the Afghan war via a renegade Army intelligence analyst, the Pentagon is turning to its Top Secret "skunkworks" operation for a tech workaround. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) this week announced a new initiative to develop software that would identify and root out "insiders" stealing secrets from classified networks. The Cyber Insider Threat program, or CINDER for short, would "increase the accuracy, rate and speed with which insider threats are detected and impede the ability of adversaries to operate undetected within government and military interest networks," according DARPA's request for proposals.

Aug 28 05:55

Recession may have pushed US birth rate to new low

The U.S. birth rate has dropped for the second year in a row, and experts think the wrenching recession led many people to put off having children. The 2009 birth rate also set a record: lowest in a century.

Births fell 2.7 percent last year even as the population grew, numbers released Friday by the National Center for Health Statistics show.

"It's a good-sized decline for one year. Every month is showing a decline from the year before," said Stephanie Ventura, the demographer who oversaw the report.

Aug 28 03:25

Mass Assassinations Lie at the Heart of America's Military Strategy in the Muslim World

The truth that many Americans find hard to take is that that mass U.S. assassination on a scale unequaled in world history lies at the heart of America's military strategy in the Muslim world, a policy both illegal and never seriously debated by Congress or the American people. Conducting assassination operations throughout the 1.3 billon-strong Muslim world will inevitably increase the murder of civilians and thus create exponentially more "enemies," as Gen. McChrystal suggests–posing a major long-term threat to U.S. national security. This mass assassination program, sold as defending Americans, is actually endangering us all.

Aug 28 03:18

The Broken Window Fallacy

This short video explains one of the most persistent economic fallacies of our day.

Aug 28 00:31

Obama Hauls Arizona Before the UN Human Rights Council

On Obama’s command, Attorney General Eric Holder has sued the State of Arizona for passing a law that he criticized without reading, and which merely upholds federal law. (He gave sanctuary cities a pass.) He now threatens an additional lawsuit against Sheriff Joe Arpaio for “racial profiling” when arresting illegal immigrants near the Mexican border.

Obama’s turns his skirmish with Jan Brewer from a states rights dispute into an international human rights cause. It also places Arizona’s law in the hands of the United Nations.

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