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January 26, 2010

Jan 26 14:39

33 Conspiracy Theories That Turned Out To Be True, What Every Person Should Know...

I find it extremely odd that the assumption is on thousands of participants in a conspiracy. I, for one, find it hard to believe any conspiracy involving more than a handful of people but the fact remains that there have been conspiracies in our world, proven and not made up, that involved many hundreds of people. It's not a matter of opinion, it's a matter of fact.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Climategate proved that conspiracies can involve a few ringleaders aided by thousands of useful idiots.

Jan 26 14:13

Haass: Regime Change Is the Only Way to Stop Iran

The nuclear talks are going nowhere. The Iranians appear intent on developing the means to produce a nuclear weapon; there is no other explanation for the secret uranium-enrichment facility discovered near the holy city of Qum.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The facility at Qum was not "discovered"; it was announced by Iran to the IAEA, in accordance with the terms of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, which Iran is in compliance with, the US is not, and Israel has never signed.

I really miss the days when Newsweek could be trusted to report the FACTS.

Jan 26 14:11

Cave Reveals Southwest's Abrupt Climate Swings During Ice Age


"It's a new picture of the climate in the Southwest during the last Ice Age,"

Yeah, now when sugar daddy is heading for a countries with no extradition legislation.

Jan 26 14:05

Greek Cops Caught on Video Posing as Anarchists


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Jan 26 14:02

Coming Tax Hikes Will Cause Greater Economic Collapse Than 2008-09

Government spending has already hugely increased, and so has the size and scope of government, but next year there will also be substantial tax increases for a great many Americans. ...Add on to all of these increases the biggest government deficits and spending increases (to 26.5% of gross domestic product from 21%) in half a century, the protectionism of free trade downsizing through the "buy American" requirements, China import restrictions, and the administration limitations of Columbia, South Korea, and Panama free trade agreements, and we have a very different, and not very prosperous, America ahead of us. ...

Jan 26 13:55

Pinellas County's $40 million shortfall will mean layoffs and program cuts

Pinellas County needs to cut spending by 10 percent to solve a $40 million budget deficit for next year, County Administrator Bob LaSala announced Tuesday...

Jan 26 13:32

ClimateGate 19: If the temperature data falsified by the U.S.?

The foreign press points to the US' global warming deception.

Jan 26 13:24

Plans for alien contact found wanting

Sub head line:

Governments lack frameworks to respond to discoveries.

Sorry mike, i know you are allergic to this topic but i find it quit
amusing that they expect the government to come up with something clever...


Jan 26 13:11

Economy flounders, despite the stimulus

A year after a nearly $800 billion stimulus package was passed, the U.S. economy still finds itself mired in mediocrity.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Because the stimulus moved the money the wrong way!

Jan 26 13:09

Wall Street Journal: Ivins Not the Anthrax Killer

So, even though the public may be under the impression that the anthrax case had been closed in 2008, the FBI investigation is still open—and, unless it can refute the Livermore findings on the silicon, it is back to square one.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Meanwhile, to this very day, the FBI, which has made Dr. Steven Hatfill's life a living hell, blamed Dr. Ayaad Assaay, then tried to frame the dead guy, Dr. Bruce Ivins, has REFUSED to investigate the most likely suspect; a man who was caught entering the lab where the Anthrax used in the letters was kept, after he had been fired for a racially motivated attack on a co-worker.

Jan 26 13:08

Arsonists attack Greek synagogue for second time in 3 weeks

Police say a synagogue on the Greek island of Crete has been targeted by arsonists for the second time in three weeks.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Yeah, every time Israel is in trouble in world opinion, another synagogue gets vandalized.

But what this article doesn't mention is that the Greek authorities KNOW WHO DID IT! Two Americans and two Brits from the local NATO base!

Jan 26 13:06

International arrest warrants have been requested for George W. Bush, Richard (Dick) Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld, George Tenet, Condoleeza Rice and Alberto Gonzales

Professor of Law Francis A. Boyle of the University of Illinois College of Law in Champain, United States of America, has issued a Complaint with the Prosecutor for the International Criminal Court against the above-mentioned for their practice of “extraordinary rendition” (forced disappearance of persons and subsequent torture) in Iraq and for criminal policy which constitutes Crimes against Humanity in violation of the Rome Statute which set up the ICC.


Jan 26 13:05

Cold weather claims more lives in Europe

A deep freeze gripping Europe claimed more lives Tuesday as record low temperatures combined with snow and ice to disrupt travel, close schools and trigger emergency measures.

Ten people died of cold in Poland, a police spokeswoman said Tuesday, after 11 on Sunday, raising the death toll since November to 212 -- mainly homeless men -- while around 5,000 homes in the south were without electricity

Jan 26 13:00

FLASHBACK - Israeli Mossad planned to Assassinate Turkish Prime Minister

Turkish media sources detail information implicating the Israeli Mossad in a plot to assassinate Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Jan 26 13:00

FLASHBACK - Jetliner Crash Reveals Israel’s Weapons Plan

Jan 26 12:59

Algae Biofuels Enviro-Impact Found Worse Than Corn Ethanol in New Study

In completing their life-cycle analysis the researchers found that algae had greater net greenhouse gas emissions and uses more water in its production than other biofuel sources.


Jan 26 12:58

The Forfeiture Racket

Over the past three decades, it has become routine in the United States for state, local, and federal governments to seize the property of people who were never even charged with, much less convicted of, a crime. Nearly every year, according to Justice Department statistics, the federal government sets new records for asset forfeiture. And under many state laws, the situation is even worse: State officials can seize property without a warrant and need only show “probable cause” that the booty was connected to a drug crime in order to keep it, as opposed to the criminal standard of proof “beyond a reasonable doubt.” Instead of being innocent until proven guilty, owners of seized property all too often have a heavier burden of proof than the government officials who stole their stuff.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

At this point in the story, arrows start to fly in and stick into the asses of the Sheriff of Nottingham's thugs.

Jan 26 12:56

Israel to shun UN call for Gaza probe: minister

Israel has told UN chief Ban Ki-moon it will reject a UN demand to carry out a probe into allegations the Jewish state committed war crimes during the Gaza war, a minister said on Tuesday.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Translation: "We're guilty as hell!"

Jan 26 12:50

Merkel: February is decisive month in West's standoff with Iran

German Chancellor Angela Merkel told visiting President Shimon Peres on Tuesday that February will be a "decisive" month in the West's diplomatic standoff with Iran over its alleged nuclear program.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Because that oaf Obama can't keep his serfs in line much longer!"

Jan 26 12:48

Bush Silences a Dangerous Witness

If Majid had been turned over to the International Criminal Court – rather than prosecuted by kangaroo tribunals set up in Iraq by George W. Bush’s administration – he could have been systematically debriefed about what U.S. officials, including George H.W. Bush, did to facilitate Iraq’s acquisition of dangerous chemical weapons.


Jan 26 12:32

You May not be Pro Israel IF...

You may not be “Pro-Israel” if you support the establishment of a “Palestinian State”.

You may not be “Pro-Israel” if you think a return to Israel’s 1967 borders would place Israel in a better strategic and defensible position than where it stands now.

You may not be “Pro-Israel” if you think that Israel should be forced to enter into negotiations with Syria where the Golan Heights would be surrendered to Syria....

Jan 26 12:26

Isreal: Secret Report: Iran will Have Nuclear Bomb This Year

A secret intelligence dossier currently being reviewed by US, Israeli, German, and Austrian governments reveals secret Iranian tests and hierarchies of power dedicated to the successful development of a nuclear bomb, and predicts that Iran will have a primitive nuclear bomb by year's end.

now this is just getting old.

Jan 26 11:31

Liberal party of Canada is still promoting climate change

Quote: Climate change is a reality, and scientists overwhelmingly agree that human activity is increasing the greenhouse gases – like carbon dioxide – that contribute to it.

I got this in the mail today. Another shining example of our tax dollars at work. How stupid do they think we are?

Jan 26 11:26

Obama: Counterfeit Change and No-Excuse Lies

Here is the lie I call Obama's Big No-Excuse Lie. This one had me fist-bumping, and high-fiveing like a high school wanna-be gangbanger. It was exactly what the whole world wanted to hear: "I will promise you this, that if we have not gotten our troops out by the time I am president, it is the first thing I will do. I will get our troops home. We will bring an end to this war. You can take that to the bank. " - Candidate Barack Obama, October 27, 2007.



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Jan 26 11:16

And So The Great Recession Continues...

Jan 26 11:13

Mom Has Mild Learning Disability, so State Takes Her 4 Day Old Baby Away, then Tops It off by Pretending Baby's Dad Doesn't Exist

Seventeen-year-old Kerry Robertson of Fife, Scotland has apparently been found by some authority or other to have "mild learning difficulties." She became pregnant by her boyfriend, artist Mark McDougall, 25. Last September, they decided to get married, but the Fife Council intervened and prevented the wedding from taking place. By what authority or for what reason the Council did that, I have no idea. Perhaps our readers from the U.K. can enlighten us. Does the Council have authority over issuance of marriage licenses? On what basis did it deny this couple the right to marry?

Webmaster's Commentary: 

As the budget ax falls on domestic spending, get ready for desperate bureaucrats to really screw over citizens in the race to "prove" how essential they are!

Jan 26 11:10

Florida manatees die in record numbers from cold

More than 100 manatees have been found dead in Florida waters since the beginning of the year, mostly victims of a nearly two-week cold snap.

Jan 26 11:03

PLIGHT OF GAZA STUDENTS CONTINUES TO GROW

Many students in the Gaza Strip aspire to a higher education abroad but the Israeli-Egyptian blockade deprives them of setting out on their journey.


Jan 26 10:56

UK Jewish MP: Israel acting like Nazis in Gaza

Jan 26 10:54

CU-Boulder suspends 'critical thinking' requirement

We've always suspected this about our education system, but here it is in black and white. Apparently there are already too many critical thinkers out there who question authority...

Jan 26 10:48

Davos security chief found dead: reports

Markus Reinhardt, the police commander in charge of security at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, was found dead in his hotel room from an apparent suicide, according to media reports Tuesday. Further details of the death were unavailable.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Suicide one week before the event, my astrolabe!

Jan 26 10:45

Israeli settlers invade At-Tuwani village

On Tuesday, 26 January 2010 approximately fifteen Israeli settlers from the Israeli settlement of Ma’on and the Israeli outpost of Havat Ma’on attacked Palestinians in the village of At-Tuwani. The settlers were accompanied by Israeli soldiers in three army jeeps and the settlement security agent of Ma’on. Villagers from At-Tuwani arrived, protesting the settlers coming into their village. An Israeli soldier punched a Palestinian villager, who was hospitalized for his injuries. Immediately thereafter, Israeli settlers began throwing stones at the Palestinian villagers while soldiers fired three canisters of tear gas at Palestinians.

Afterwards, the settlers drove to the entrance of At-Tuwani, and began throwing stones at passers-by on the road.


Jan 26 10:44

Commercial Real Estate and Tishman and Blackrock Walking Away from a $4.4 Billion CRE Deal. How to Lose 66 Percent on an 11,000 Unit Property. Why Walking Away from CRE is no different from Walking Away from Residential Real Estate.

It is becoming more of a preferred strategy to systematically walk away from commercial real estate debt. We have now had two large Wall Street organizations in Morgan Stanley and Tishman and Blackrock Inc. deciding, by voluntary choice, to walk away from their contractual obligations on commercial real estate. Now much has been made regarding the commercial real estate debacle because some $3.5 trillion in commercial real estate debt is outstanding. This number is enormous and many of the bank failures that we’ll be seeing on Fridays this year will come from bad loans in the commercial sector.

Jan 26 10:34

Auschwitz survivor: ‘Israel acts like Nazis’

Dr Hajo Meyer, 86, who survived 10 months in the Nazi death camp, spoke out as his 10-day tour of the UK and Ireland – taking in three Scottish venues – got under way. His comments sparked a furious reaction from hardline Jewish lobby groups, with Dr Meyer branded an “anti-Semite” and accused of abusing his position as a Holocaust survivor.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is rich! Israelis, most of whom were never in Nazi Germany, never hesitate to exploit the Holocaust for political and financial gain, but when one of the few actual survivors of the Nazi labor camps dares to criticize Israel, he is "abusing" his position!!!!!

Jan 26 10:31

False-flag attack in Greece?

According to this Greek news report, the arsonists who set fire to a synagogue in Greece turned out to be two Britons, two Americans from the NATO Base, and one Greek (who is a food supplier for the Base).

Another false flag?

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Google Translation:

Serious political dimensions with extremely suspicious and dark aspects has now taken the case of double arson of the Jewish synagogue in Chania, on 5 and January 17 with the discovery of the perpetrators of the shameful act. Εχει προκληθεί πολιτικός και διπλωματικός σάλος καθώς έγινε γνωστό ότι οι δράστες είναι... It has caused political and diplomatic tumult as it became known that perpetrators are ... δύο Αμερικανοί από τη «διευκόλυνση» (δηλαδή τη βάση) των ΗΠΑ στη Σούδα, δύο Βρετανοί από τη βάση του ΝΑΤΟ εκεί και ένας Ελληνας, ο οποίος έχει σχέση με την τροφοδοσία της νατοϊκής βάσης! two Americans from the "facility" (ie base) of the U.S. in Souda, two Britons from the NATO base there and a Greek, who is related to fuel the NATO base! Οπως αποδεικνύεται από τις λήψεις καμερών επιτήρησης καταστημάτων που βρίσκονται στον ίδιο δρόμο με τη συναγωγή, δράστης του πρώτου εμπρησμού ήταν ο ένας από τους δύο Αμερικανούς με συνεργούς τούς υπόλοιπους τέσσερις, ενώ δράστης του δεύτερου εμπρησμού ήταν ο μεγαλύτερος σε ηλικία από τους δύο Βρετανούς (33 ετών, ενώ ο δεύτερος είναι 23) με τους υπόλοιπους να φυλάνε τσίλιες! As demonstrated by the store surveillance camera downloads on the same street with the synagogue, the first arson offender was one of the two Americans with four other accomplices, while the second offender was arson, the older of the two Brits (33 years, while the second is 23) with the other guard to look out!

Οι δύο Αμερικανοί φυγαδεύτηκαν αμέσως στο εσωτερικό της βάσης τους και ενδεχομένως να έχουν ήδη μεταφερθεί εκτός Ελλάδας, ενώ κλιμάκιο της αμερικανικής πρεσβείας έσπευσε αμέσως στα Χανιά για να κουκουλώσει την υπόθεση και να υποβαθμίσει όσο το δυνατόν περισσότερο την αναφορά στους Αμερικανούς δράστες από τα ελληνικά μέσα ενημέρωσης. The two Americans smuggled directly within the database and may have been transported out of Greece and the U.S. embassy team immediately rushed Hania to cover it up and degrade as much as possible the reference to the American perpetrators of the Greek media .

Οι Αμερικανοί απαιτούν για τον σκοπό αυτόν τη συνεργασία της ελληνικής αστυνομίας, στην οποία άλλωστε οι υπεύθυνοι της αμερικανικής βάσης αρνήθηκαν να δώσουν τα ονόματα των δραστών. Americans need to end the cooperation of the Greek police, which are also responsible for the U.S. base refused to give the names of the perpetrators. Εννοείται ότι η τοπική ΕΛ.ΑΣ. It is understood that the local Police έχει σηκώσει τα χέρια ψηλά και το θέμα χειρίζεται απευθείας το υπουργείο Δημόσιας Τάξης λόγω του εκρηκτικού πολιτικού χαρακτήρα του θέματος. has raised his hands up and handle the matter directly to the Ministry of Public Order that the explosive political issue.

Κάτι ανάλογο συμβαίνει και με τους δύο Βρετανούς. Something similar happens with both British. Οι αρχικές πληροφορίες τούς φέρουν ως εκπαιδευτές της ειδικής μονάδας Ναυτικής Αποτροπής του ΝΑΤΟ, αλλά τα τελευταία 24ωρα καταβάλλεται προσπάθεια να παρουσιαστούν ως... The initial information they have as educators of dedicated unit Naval Deterrence of NATO, but the last 24 hours trying to present as ... εργαζόμενοι σε μπαρ (!) ώστε να υποβαθμιστούν όσο το δυνατόν περισσότερο οι επικίνδυνες για το Λονδίνο πολιτικές διατάσεις του θέματος και φυσικά οι δικαιολογημένες αντίστοιχες υποψίες. employees in a bar (!) that can decline as much as possible the dangerous London political dimensions of the issue and of course the respective justified suspicion.

Το πιο διασκεδαστικό είναι ότι στην αναγνώριση των δραστών έπαιξε καθοριστικό ρόλο, όπως μεταδίδεται από τα Χανιά, το κλιμάκιο της... The most amusing is that the identification of the perpetrators was crucial, as transmitted from Chania, the team of ... ισραηλινής μυστικής υπηρεσίας Μοσάντ που βρίσκεται μόνιμα στην Κρήτη, το οποίο «εισέβαλε» στα γραφεία της ΕΛΑΣ στα Χανιά και απαίτησε από τους Ελληνες αστυνομικούς να μαζέψουν το οπτικό υλικό από όλες τις κάμερες των καταστημάτων, βάσει του οποίου όντως αποκαλύφθηκαν οι Αμερικανοί και οι Βρετανοί δράστες, μαζί με τον Ελληνα «τσιλιαδόρο» συνεργάτη τους. Israeli secret service Mossad located permanently in Crete, which "invaded" the offices of ELAS in Chania and demanded by Greek police to collect visual material from all the cameras in stores, on which indeed revealed the Americans and British authors together with the Greek "lookout" partner. Προφανώς τώρα οι Ισραηλινοί πράκτορες θα τραβούν τα μαλλιά τους! Obviously now the Israeli agents would pull their hair!

Η αποκάλυψη της ταυτότητας των δραστών κατεξευτέλισε παράλληλα το Στέιτ Ντιπάρτμεντ, το οποίο έσπευσε να βγάλει ανακοίνωση προς τους Αμερικανούς πολίτες προειδοποιώντας τους για τον αντισημιτισμό των... The disclosure of the identity of the perpetrators flouted while the State Department, which rushed to pull out a notice to U.S. citizens warning them of anti-Semitism ... Ελλήνων! Greek! Τι έχει άραγε η Ουάσιγκτον να πει τώρα που όλοι γνωρίζουν ότι δύο Αμερικανοί και όχι Ελληνες πολίτες συμμετείχαν στους εμπρησμούς, με τον έναν μάλιστα εξ αυτών να είναι και ο εμπρηστής την πρώτη φορά; What Does Washington have to say now that everyone knows that two Americans and not Greek citizens participated in the arson, in one of them even to be the arsonist the first time?

Παρόμοιο διασυρμό υπέστη και η αμερικανική εφημερίδα «Γουόλ Στριτ Τζέρναλ», η οποία την Πέμπτη δημοσίευσε ημισέλιδο κατάπτυστο άρθρο με τίτλο «Η ντροπή της σύγχρονης Ελλάδας», για να καταγγείλει τον υποτιθέμενο αντισημιτισμό των Ελλήνων. A similar denigration suffered by the U.S. newspaper Wall Street Tzernal, which Thursday published a half-despicable article entitled "The shame of modern Greece," to denounce the alleged anti-Semitism of the Greeks. «Η Ελλάδα υποφέρει από έλλειψη ηθικής, θρησκευτικής και κοινωνικής ηγεσίας, που να καταγγέλλει την αισχύνη του αντισημιτισμού» έγραφε λάβρη η αμερικανική εφημερίδα, επαινώντας παράλληλα την «αξιοθαύμαστη εξαίρεση του πρώην συντηρητικού πρωθυπουργού Κωνσταντίνου Μητσοτάκη»! "Greece has suffered from a lack of moral, religious and social leaders who denounce anti-Semitism disgrace" wrote lavri American newspaper, while praising the "remarkable exception of former conservative prime minister Constantine Mitsotakis'!

Ακρως ενδιαφέρον είναι ότι η αμερικανική εφημερίδα ορίζει ως δήθεν αντισημιτισμό... Very interesting is that the American newspaper defines alleged anti-Semitism ... «τη συνηθισμένη τώρα σύγκριση του Ισραήλ με τους ναζί στα ελληνικά μέσα ενημέρωσης»! "Now the usual comparison of Israel with the Nazis in Greek media"! Αποδεικνύεται έτσι ότι όλος αυτός ο θόρυβος αποσκοπεί συν τοις άλλοις στο να πιέσει τα ελληνικά ΜΜΕ να σιωπούν μπροστά στα εγκλήματα που διαπράττουν τα αιμοσταγή στρατεύματα του Ισραήλ σε βάρος αμάχων Παλαιστινίων. Demonstrate that all that noise is inter alia to urge the Greek media keep silent in front of crimes committed by the savage Israeli troops against Palestinian civilians. Μάταιος ο κόπος των Αμερικανών. Vain the toil of Americans. Δεν θα το καταφέρουν. We will not succeed.

ΥΠΟΨΙΕΣ YPOPSIES
Προβοκάτσια ξένων υπηρεσιών; Provocation of foreign service;

Η ΕΘΝΙΚΟΤΗΤΑ των δραστών εγείρει ένα κρίσιμο πολιτικό ερώτημα: οι Βρετανοί και οι Αμερικανοί από τις βάσεις πυρπόλησαν δύο φορές τη συναγωγή λόγω προσωπικής πολιτικής εμπάθειας εναντίον των Εβραίων ή έδρασαν κατόπιν εντολών μυστικών υπηρεσιών των χωρών τους; Εχουμε να κάνουμε δηλαδή με τυχαίες πράξεις αντισημιτικού κρετινισμού τεσσάρων ανεγκέφαλων Αμερικανών και Βρετανών ή με πολιτική προβοκάτσια ξένων πρακτόρων με στόχο τη δυσφήμηση της Ελλάδας στον εβραϊκό κόσμο που κατέχει κορυφαίες θέσεις στο παγκόσμιο τραπεζικό σύστημα, σε μια φάση που η χώρα μας βρίσκεται σε πολύ δύσκολη οικονομική κατάσταση και επομένως έχει ανάγκη τις ξένες τράπεζες; The nationality of the perpetrators raises a crucial political question: the British and the Americans burned the bases twice in arriving at the personal political hate speech against Jews or acted upon orders secret services of their countries? We can do that with random acts of anti-Semitic cretinism four mindless American and British political provocation or foreign agents to defamation of Greece in the Jewish world held top positions in world banking system, at a time when our country is in a very difficult financial situation and therefore requires foreign banks?

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Jan 26 10:16

SENIOR UN HEALTH OFFICIAL REFUTES ACCUSATIONS OF INFLATING RISK OF H1N1 FLU PANDEMIC

The top United Nations flu official today rejected allegations that the World Health Organization exaggerated the severity of the H1N1 influenza pandemic under pressure from business interests.

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"Hey, it's not like we're the IPCC, right?"

Jan 26 10:16

My U.S. Credit Card Was Deactivated After I Sent $20 to Wikileaks

Wikileaks is down for fund raising. I sent them $20 using my U.S. credit card.

The next day, Bank of America’s Magic 8 Ball deactivated my account

Jan 26 10:13

Verizon to Cut 13,000 Jobs as Businesses Reduce Lines

Verizon Communications Inc., coping with subscriber losses at its fixed-line phone business, plans to cut about 13,000 jobs at the division this year after posting fourth-quarter revenue that missed analysts’ estimates.

Jan 26 10:10

Israel says 2009 record year for anti-semitism

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2009 is a record year for Israeli whining!


Jan 26 10:09

Israel accuses Turkish PM of inciting anti-Semitism

Deputy Foreign Minister Danny Ayalon's humiliation of the Turkish ambassador earlier this month seriously offended Turkey, but also made it clear to Ankara that it had crossed red lines in its relationship with Israel, according to a report on Israel-Turkey relations prepared by the Foreign Ministry.

Jan 26 10:08

“What I Saw That Day…Israel’s 1967 Holocaust of American Servicemen Aboard The USS Liberty And Its Aftermath”

I looked out to see the torpedo boats coming at us at a high rate of speed. Unlike the jets, the torpedo boats were proudly flying their flag, a Star of David. When I saw the flag and the high rate of speed they were coming at us, I breathed a sigh of relief. Foolishly, I assumed that our beloved ally had scared off the jets and were coming to our rescue.

The delusion lasted for only a minute until I saw the splash of several torpedoes being dropped in the water as they headed towards us. Unable to find a big enough vein during the first time with the air assault, the vampire now moved to a different part of our neck, searching out the jugular.”

Jan 26 10:06

Obama's proposed budget cuts spare foreign aid

A country that can't afford to spend on its own domestic expenditures has no goddamn business "aiding" other countries!

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And remember who gets most of the foreign aid.

Jan 26 10:04

A Pakistani on Trial — With No Pakistani Reporters

Journalists from Pakistan on assigment in New York have been largely excluded from the courtroom. Because of tight restrictions observed by the presiding Judge Richard Berman, not a single Pakistani reporter had been granted a press credential when opening statements began on Tuesday.

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It's a show trial, nothing more.


Jan 26 10:01

IDF Delegation Will Conclude Its Mission in Haiti

The IDF medical and rescue delegation in Haiti will finish its operations within the next few days and its members will return to Israel by Thursday (Jan. 28), after completing its mission in the region.

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Israel's team was supposed to stay a whole month, but have been recalled home, either because the saving of lives in Haiti is not the PR coup against the Goldstone Report Israel hoped it would be, or the team is needed in Israel for the start of the next war.

Jan 26 09:53

Freegans

Freegans are people who employ alternative strategies for living based on limited participation in the conventional economy and minimal consumption of resources. Freegans embrace community, generosity, social concern, freedom, cooperation, and sharing in opposition to a society based on materialism, moral apathy, competition, conformity, and greed.

Jan 26 09:52

Obama Mulls Legality of ‘Taking Out’ US-Born Cleric

Can Obama ‘Take Out’ a Citizen Not Charged With Any Crimes?

Jan 26 09:51

ACTIONS FOR 6th ANNUAL ISRAEL APARTHEID WEEK

Mark your calendars – the 6th Annual Israeli Apartheid Week (IAW) will take place across the globe from from the 1st to the 14th of March 2010!


Jan 26 09:46

PayPal Freezes Wikileaks Account

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Jan 26 09:25

Focus on Haiti: Washington's Militarized Takeover

After Washington ousted President Jean-Betrand Aristide in February 2004, UN Blue Helmets (MINUSTAH) occupied Haiti as paramilitary enforcers. They still do, subordinate to around 20,000 US land and sea based troops, including Marines, Army 82nd Airborne paratroupers, Navy assault ships, and Coast Guard vessels offshore, a powerful force for indefinite occupation, severe repression, and ruthless exploitation for American interests - obstructing, not providing, humanitarian aid, and facilitating potentially hundreds of thousands of deaths from starvation, dehydration, disease, untreated wounds, trauma, and for some perhaps just giving up and expiring unnoticed, unreported, and uncared about by forces able to help.

Jan 26 09:23

Israel Likely to Join OECD in 2010: “If You Have Enough Money, We’ll Call You a Democracy”

"What can activists for a just peace and social justice do?"

"Activists from OECD countries should protest that Israel’s accession detracts from the meaning of democracy. If Israel is given this international award while it continues to occupy and dispossess the Palestinian people, then the OECD is complicit in these human rights violations. If Israel becomes an OECD member, it further demonstrates the connection—which OECD countries would rather not admit—between democracy and free market for the developed world and the violent oppression and poverty in the developed world. What kind of free market is grounded in military occupations?"

Jan 26 09:17

Jack Straw ignored advice the Iraq invasion would be illegal, Foreign Office law chief tells Chilcot inquiry

Jack Straw brushed aside warnings that the invasion of Iraq would be illegal under international law, the inquiry into the conflict was told today.

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I have three words for Jack Straw, Tony Blair, Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld, and Colin Powell: war crimes trials.


Jan 26 09:16

Banks pull another $1 billion from small business lending

The nation's biggest banks cut their collective small business lending balance by another $1 billion in November, according to a Treasury report released late Friday. The drop marked the seventh straight month of declines.

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Bailout: Taking several trillion dollars from the people and giving it to the banks to loan back to the people at interest!

Reality: The banks just kept the cash.

Jan 26 09:14

CLIMATEGATE - The billion-dollar hoax

ONCE global warming was the "great moral challenge of our generation". Or so claimed the Prime Minister.

But suddenly it's the great con that's falling to bits around Kevin Rudd's ears.

Here are just the top 10 new signs that catastrophic man-made warming may be just another beat-up, like swine flu, SARS, and the Y2K bug.

Jan 26 09:12

Jews use Holocaust as propaganda weapon, says Catholic bishop

A SENIOR Catholic bishop in Poland claims Jews have stolen the tragedy of the Holocaust and exploited it as a propaganda weapon to gain "unjustified advantages".

Jan 26 09:12

Patriot Missile Deployment Is Against Russia - Lavrov

Poland is giving the impression that it is strengthening its defences directly against Russia, says Moscow's foreign minister Sergei Lavrov.

The comment comes after reports this week that Poland is to situate US Patriot missiles 100 kilometers from the border with Kaliningrad, Russia. The Kremlin is seeking full information on the announcement, said the Russian foreign minister.

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It is apparent that there are elements in the US government just slobbering all over themselves in the potential of bringing back the cold war.



Owl 2
Jan 26 09:10

CLIMATEGATE - Sarkozy defends carbon tax in TV debate

The president also stood by his carbon tax policy, reiterating that he would commit himself to imposing the tax on European borders. The French government last week presented a revised version of the carbon tax bill, which had previously been rejected by the country's Constitutional Court.

Jan 26 09:04

Israeli Information Minister Slams All Reports on Gaza War as Anti-Semitic

Just days before Israel is expected to release its own report on the January 2009 invasion of the Gaza Strip, Israeli Information Minister Yuli Edelstein declared that the UN report on the war, and every other report since the war ended, “are simply a type of anti-Semitism.”

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Both pathetic and thoroughly predictable.

Jan 26 09:01

Report says Al-Qaeda still aims to use weapons of mass destruction against U.S.

The report, by a former senior CIA official who led the agency's hunt for weapons of mass destruction, portrays al-Qaeda's leaders as determined and patient, willing to wait for years to acquire the kind of weapons that could inflict widespread casualties.

The former official, Rolf Mowatt-Larssen, draws on his knowledge of classified case files to argue that al-Qaeda has been far more sophisticated in its pursuit of weapons of mass destruction than is commonly believed, pursuing parallel paths to acquiring weapons and forging alliances with groups that can offer resources and expertise.

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More ratcheting up the fear factor, I see.

First, a couple of quick factoids, and then to the matter at hand.

The word "al Qaeda", in Arabic, means "the base".

However, in colloquial Arabic slang, it means "the toilet". Could someone please explain to me why any self-respecting insurgency name their movement "the toilet"?!?!?

And good old (and quite dead) CIA asset Osama Bin Laden (a fact thoroughly ignored in this article). Although made the scapegoat of the 9/11 attacks, here is the truth about how deep that relationship between the CIA and Ben Laden actually went.

As reported at:

http://whatreallyhappened.com/WRHARTICLES

/binladen_cia.html

"Tim Osman (Ossman) has recently become better known as Osama Bin Ladin. "Tim Osman" was the name assigned to him by the CIA for his tour of the U.S. and U.S. military bases, in search of political support and armaments. [...] There is some evidence that Tim Osman ... visited the White House. There is certainty that Tim Osman toured some U.S. military bases, even receiving special demonstrations of the latest equipment. Why hasn't this been reported in the major media?"

Apparently, this particular author loves to lump every single insurgency into "the toilet", oops, I'm sorry, Al Qaeda.

I wish absolutely no ill or injury coming to the people of the US, coming from any direction, period, end of discussion.

However, that being said, what mightily unnerves me is the potential reality that the next massive attack against the US may not come from any insurgent groups pwishing us ill of some sort.

But such an attack may well come from our own government in the form of a "false flag" shock and awe event, which will so psychologically devastate the American people that they will clamor for martial law, and line up behind whatever devastation the government has in mind for the alleged perpetrator (let's say, Iran, for example.)

People like this Rolf Mowatt-Larrsen are paid to pump up the volume on collective fear, and to deflect attention away from the real issues.

People around the world do not hate America "because we are free"; they hate us, particularly in areas like Pakistan, and Afghanistan, because they are seeing their loved ones being blown to smithereens to order to control their countries' natural resources, like oil, which are crucial to military operations, and drugs, from which so many profit so handsomely.

They hate us for our support of US-backed dictators, like Mubarak in Egypt, Karzai in Afghanistan, and Selah in Yemen. This country's officials cannot speak with straight faces about their commitment to democracy in the world while supporting such rulers because they are "our thugs".

It is not the insurgents, ultimately, who are the culprits here: it is the colossal, consistent failure of US foreign policy-makers to find ways of obtaining what this country needs without going to war to get it.

China and Russia have been making deals around the globe to secure the energy resources they need; we've been waging wars to obtain the same objectives.

Please remember: as late as August of 2001, the Bush administration was negotiating with the Taliban for pipeline rights in Afghanistan. Apparently, the price the Taliban demanded was "too high".

And we all know what happened next.

Jan 26 08:52

ISRAEL: PLEASE, NO MORE BIN LADEN TAPES, NOBODY IS BUYING IT!

A further abuse, of course, is not only that we are no longer seeing the easily debunked bin Laden doubles whose video tapes were “mysteriously” released by SITE Intelligence, the Rita Katz/Israeli group that seems to find them in trash bins behind delicatessens. The “new” audio tape itself contains statements claiming credit for 9/11 in direct contradiction to the real bin Laden videos, the only ones authenticated. If you wondered why the FBI doesn’t list Osama bin Laden as a suspect in 9/11, I think you have your answer. If they think the bin Laden “admissions” aren’t credibile, I wonder who the FBI is investigating or if they have simply been told to mind their own business.


Jan 26 08:47

UK police to go online and 'influence what people think'

The officer, to be employed in the West Midlands, will also search for criticism of the police and use Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, and Bebo to promote the force.

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So, remember; anyone who says GOOD things about the government is probably a cop! So, be polite, but otherwise ignore everything they have to say!

Jan 26 08:45

New chapter in Climategate scandal

The Climategate Scandal blew the lid on the scheme, proving that the whole dastardly sham was a creation of scientists gone bad who had no other goal than to win more research money and to propagate a Leftist political agenda.

New information has surfaced over the last 48 hours that adds more shame and disgrace to those who perpetrated this grand lie on an unsuspecting public.

In 2007 the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (the IPCC) issued a report that included a dire warning concerning the glaciers in the Himalayan Mountains. The report stated that unless drastic changes were made globally to industry and commerce, economic systems, and the common lifestyles of advanced nations, the Himalayan glaciers would be gone completely by 2035.

Jan 26 08:36

Video: The Alex Jones Show – Dead Osama Warns of Imminent Attack in Latest IntelCenter Fabrication

In a patently absurd follow-up to the made-over Osama by the Justice Department (using the face of an Italian communist), the CIA and Defense Department linked propaganda unit IntelCenter has released yet another Osama audio tape.

Jan 26 08:13

Zionism: The Dead End of the Oppressor Review of Zionism: The Real Enemy of the Jews

That the morality of Zionism is challengeable was keenly illustrated by an exchange between Hart and erstwhile Israeli prime minister Golda Meir. Hart queried Meir on-air: “You are saying that if ever Israel was in danger of being defeated on the battlefield, it would be prepared to take the region and even the whole world down with it?”

Meir’s prompt response: “Yes, that’s exactly what I’m saying.”



Pixfuture
Jan 26 08:12

US judge rejects motion by Aafia’s defence team for mistrial

Ms. Siddiqui, 37, the Pakistani neuroscientist, is on trial for allegedly grabbing a rifle and shooting at U.S. interrogators in Afghanistan two years ago. No one was hit.

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How DARE that bitch defend herself!!!!!!!!!!!!

Jan 26 08:11

Obama wants to freeze discretionary spending for 3 years

The proposed freeze, which could help position Obama in the political center by sharpening his credentials on fiscal discipline, would exempt the budgets of the departments of Defense, Homeland Security, and Veterans Affairs, along with some international programs.

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And yet it is these wars without end which are bankrupting our country!

Jan 26 08:10

Growing Movement To Disband Police Departments

The city of Pewaukee, Wisconsin voted to do the same towards the end of 2009. As of the new year, the department was eliminated. Police protection is now handled by the Waukesha country sheriff's department where the majority of the old officers now work. Of course, the union is suing to reverse the vote of the people.

Jan 26 08:10

BEWARE OF GREEKS RETURNING GIFTS

The deputy prime minister of Greece has sent back to the Israeli Embassy in Athens three bottles of wine given to him as a gift, because they were produced in the Golan, which “belongs to Syria” and is “illegally occupied.”


Jan 26 08:09

ANOTHER ‘ICON’ OF THE LEFT FALLS BY THE WAYSIDE; ANOTHER SIDE OF BOB DYLAN

While Dave Mathews Band cancels two concert dates, Israeli music fans may be comforted by expected arrival of folk legend for May 27 concert in Tel Aviv

The summer of 2010 is gearing up to be a memorable one in terms of major artist performances. After confirmations from the Pixies, Elton John, Rod Steward and metal band Metallica, it appears folk legend Bob Dylan will also be arriving to the Holy land for a show on May 27 in the Yarkon park in Tel Aviv.

Jan 26 08:09

Pak tunnels near border worry government

According to Indian officials, Pakistan in the past has used Sargodha to store M-11 missiles which had been delivered unassembled to it by China. However, the pace at which these tunnels are coming up suggests that, as the official put it, Pakistan is up to something. Sargodha is also the place which the Chinese are said to regularly visit to train the Pakistanis in handling weapons and missiles.

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Note that this is not sourced, as to from whom this intel has allegedly come.

But a memo to the the adults in the halls of power in New Delhi and Islamabad: with all the challenges both countries are facing, the last thing either country needs now is a shooting war.

Jan 26 08:06

Does the Second Amendment give individuals the right to bear arms?

Jan 26 08:02

Schwarzenegger proposes Mexican jails take US inmates

California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has suggested the state could reduce prison spending by housing undocumented inmates in Mexican jails.

Mr Schwarzenegger said the costs of building and running the prisons in Mexico would be half of California's.

Earlier this month, the California governor declared a fiscal emergency, announcing that severe cuts would be needed to stem a $19.9bn (£12.3bn) deficit.

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Has California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger gone barking mad?!?

With a 19 billion dollar deficit, where the sam hill is this money supposed to come from?!?

The problem is not just California, in terms of warehousing illegal aliens: it's nationwide, because there is absolutely no enthusiasm in Washington to really control the country's highly porous borders.

This is not helped by the reality that large corporations love the cheap labor illegal aliens provide.

This is also not helped by successions of Mexican governments unable to provide a decent living or economy for its own people, thereby covertly encouraging illegal immigration.

Other countries manage to enforce and protect their borders; but here in the US there is no political will to resolve this issue, so the situation will just continue to get worse nationally.



Owl 3
Jan 26 08:00

The New Climategate Scandal

No, it's not the purloined emails I'm talking about here, the ones that showed just how far activists scientists will go in pursuit of achieving political ends. No, the new "climategate" scandal involves the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the institution that won the Nobel Peace Prize with Vice President Al Gore.

Seems the IPCC violated its own rules against publishing non-peer reviewed literature. In their monumental opus in 2007 that said the Himalayan glaciers would disappear by 2035, they apparently relied upon speculation by a climate change scientist that this could happen. Only he hadn't said 2035, he said 2350. And there was absolutely no science behind this conjecture whatsoever -- it was pure speculation.

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It is time for the Nobel Committee (And the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences) to demand the return of those awards.

The longer the Academy waits, the less credibility the Oscars will have in the eyes of the movie-going public.

Jan 26 07:58

CLIMATEGATE - Now the IPCC sexed up the Amazonian danger, too

First it was the bogus claim that the Himalayan glaciers would melt by 2035. Then it was the false claim of rising damage costs allegedly caused by global warming, the myth of the vanishing water supplies and the largely unsupported assertion that African agriculture.faced decimation.

Now yet another scare claim in the IPCC’s 2007 report collapses on closer inspection.

Jan 26 07:55

CLIMATEGATE - Australian IPCC Author Prof Andy “Hide the Funding” Pitman cries “No Fair”

So we now have Andy “Hide the Funding” Pitman failing to be able to discuss facts and instead resorting to describing his own absurd version of reality in an ABC interview. He claims scientists for the IPCC receive no funding. Did $63,400 in funding somehow slip your mind Andy during the publicly broadcast interview with the ABC?

Read Andrew Bolt’s article and see Andy fail to mention his funding whilst accusing skeptics of being unemployed and "so well funded". Excuse me Andy, I think your slip is showing.

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As the cult of the Earth-Centered Universe began to crumble in the face of Galileo's telescopic observations, all those scientists and clergy who had prospered by "studying" epicycles panicked. Rather than admit they had been wrong all those years, they accused the users of telescopes with consorting with the devil, and ultimately tortured Galileo into a public recantation of his studies.

Today we see the same thing happening again. The Global Warming Cult, rather than admit they were wrong (or used) is screaming that the "heretics" are consorting with Exxon. No doubt, some wish that the skeptics could be waterboarded until they public recanted.

But people like Andy Pitman only prove that the Global Warming cult really was a cult, still living with the mindset of the year 1600, the year Giordano Bruno was burned at the stake for suggesting that the stars were the same thing as the sun, only much further away and probably with other planets around them.

But this is the 21st century. And the old ways no longer apply.

Eppur Si Muove, your eminence!

Jan 26 07:46

U.N. Climate Chief Enriches Himself with Bogus Scientific Report

The Sunday Times (U.K.) reports that the head of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), Rajendra Pachauri, won millions of dollars in grants to research a scientific claim about glaciers in the Himalayas that was known to be bogus.

Glaciologists consider the claim in question, that the glaciers in the Himalayas would be gone by 2035, to be erroneous. But it appears that knowledge did not stop the chairman of the IPCC from applying for and receiving grants to study its impacts anyway.

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This is the former railroad engineer who now refuses to resign.

Pachauri's degrees are in economics and engineering. He has no formal training in climate sciences, yet secured grants to study a phenomenon known in advance to be bogus.

This is on the same moral level as asking for a few million to study the Cottingly Fairies

And still Pachauri refuses to resign. If the UN fails to fire him, the UN's credibility, already in tatters over Climategate, will be gone.



Taboola
Jan 26 07:44

Success in Afghanistan linked to Pak willingness to act: US

The US' success in Afghanistan is directly linked to Pakistan's willingness to co-operate and act against al-Qaida, Taliban and other extremist organisation, as Af-Pak region remains the epicentre of violent extremism, a top Obama Administration official has said.

"It was beyond question that the speed with which we were able to achieve our goals in Afghanistan has a link to the willingness of Pakistan to take on the fact that safe havens exist in the border region," said General (rtd) James Jones, National Security Advisor.

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Apparently, Security Advisor Jones didn't get the memo; a high-ranking officer in the Pakistani military has stated emphatically that they are not going to do another major military incursion in the border areas for at least one year.

As reported on 21 January, 2010 in

http://www.miamiherald.com/news/world/AP/story/1438761.html

"Pakistan's chief military spokesman, Maj. Athar Abbas, said that any new offensive against the Taliban would have to wait until next year."

So, now what? Ramp up the drone attacks into major Pakistani cities, like Quetta?!?

Oh, that's going to win the hearts and minds of the Pakistani people!!

Jan 26 07:42

UK Parliament announces 6th Climategate Inquiry

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The blame-shifting regatta gets underway!

Jan 26 07:40

CLIMATEGATE - Congress Went to Denmark, You Got the Bill

For 15 Democratic and 6 Republican Congressmen, food and rooms for two nights cost $4,406 tax dollars each. That's $2,200 a day - more than most Americans spend on their monthly mortgage payment.

CBS News asked members of Congress and staff about whether they're mindful that it's public tax dollars they're spending. Many said they had never even seen the bills or the expense reports.

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"We have acolytes for that sort of thing!"

Jan 26 07:39

CBO Projects 2010 Budget Deficit at $1.35 Trillion

The Congressional Budget Office figures confirm the massive problem facing President Obama and his Democratic allies just days before his Feb. 1 budget submission. The White House says Obama will propose freezing domestic agency budgets, though the savings would barely make a dent.

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But bailouts and wars, the two single biggest line items, will continue.

Jan 26 07:37

Ron Paul's Texas Straight Talk: Legalize Competing Currencies

Jan 26 07:35

Bankers Plan to Enslave Humanity with Illusion of Money

Jan 26 07:34

Egypt's Internet Crackdown

In the case of Egypt, the familiar dictum that all that is necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing is far from sufficient.Evil triumphs in Cairo because supposedly good men in the West openly and unapologetically fund and arm it. America has supplied Egypt with approximately $50 billion of aid (primarily military) since Hosni Mubarak came to power three decades ago. Stability was supposedly bought at the price of liberty—a fool's bargain. Instead, Egypt remains impoverished, illiterate, autocratic, corrupt, and repressive, not exactly the conditions for lasting stability or peace.

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Ah, yes, good old Hosni Mubarak; a consummate thug, but nonetheless our thug.

This is another grand example of the US government being pathologically incapable of learning the lessons of history.

When peaceful revolution is impossible, violent revolution is inevitable.

There will be a breaking point for the Egyptian people, and my guess is, that breaking point will not be too long in coming, no matter how repressive the current Egyptian government may be.

Jan 26 07:24

US must shift strategies in Afghanistan: Soviet war veterans

The United States is repeating the mistakes that the Soviet Union
disastrous near decade-long war there harbours deep lessons for Western forces.

"It is now (nearly) nine years since the coalition invaded Afghanistan and nothing has changed," said retired Lieutenant General Ruslan Aushev, 55, who served five years in Afghanistan during the Soviet occupation there from 1979-1989.

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Those who do not learn the lessons of history are doomed to repeat them.

Jan 26 07:16

Haiti PM begs for help as looting grips devastated Port-au-Prince

Haiti's premier begged foreign donors Monday to back the reconstruction of his quake-hit country as fresh looting and chaotic food hand-outs underscored the grim conditions facing survivors.

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If true, this demonstrates that despite all the photo ops of US troops handing out supplies and food, that very little is actually getting to the people who need it most desperately.

If in fact there is looting, it becomes yet another "excuse" for the US military to forcibly occupy the island and create a total martial law environment.

That will make it easier to grant sweetheart deals to companies salivating for the rights to exploit Haiti's mineral and oil wealth.

And ultimately, the people of Haiti will be no better off than they were before the quake struck.

Jan 26 07:15

Media control, bribes, and threats!

This one came out over the weekend from a news service in China, Xinhuanet, which in the English online news service of the Xinhua News Agency. We have quoted from it before and not at all confident in its accuracy...

Jan 26 07:11

Americans sign petition to repeal the First Amendment

Jan 26 07:10

Israel's NGO crackdown spells trouble

The Israeli government's restrictions on the movement of NGO workers will impose more hardship on beleaguered Palestinians.

Jan 26 07:09

Italian official calls Haiti earthquake relief effort 'pathetic'

Bertolaso directed much of his fire at the United States military that was able to bring more than 13,000 troops to help with operations. "The Americans are extraordinary, but when you are facing a situation in chaos they tend to confuse military intervention with emergency aid, which cannot be entrusted to the armed forces," he said.

“It’s a truly powerful show of force, but it’s completely out of touch with reality,” Bertolaso continued.

Jan 26 07:04

FLASHBACK - Army: Marine Responsible For Found Rocket Launcher

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Lots of weird weapons floating around New Jersey!

Jan 26 06:54

70 Percent of antibiotics used on animals slaughtered for food

Widespread antibiotic use in animal agriculture is drawing increasing fire as a primary cause of the growing prevalence of drug-resistant and ever more lethal superbugs.

"There is clear evidence of the human health consequences [from agricultural use of antibiotics, including] infections that would not have otherwise occurred, increased frequency of treatment failures (in some cases death) and increased severity of infections," the World Health Organization wrote in 2003.

Jan 26 06:48

Israel calls UN Gaza report 'anti-Semitic'

A UN report on Israel's 22-day offensive against Hamas-controlled Gaza is anti-Semitic, an Israeli government minister said, as the Jewish state prepares to formally respond to its allegations of war crimes.

"The Goldstone Report ... and similar reports, are simply a type of anti-Semitism," Diaspora and Information Minister Yuli Edelstein told the YNet news agency ahead of a trip to New York, where he will present Israel's rebuttal on Thursday.

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